Publications

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2017
  • Penley, M., & Morran, L. (2017). Host mating system and coevolutionary dynamics shape the evolution of parasite avoidance in Caenorhabditis elegans host populations. Parasitology, 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0031182017000804
  • Yohei Matsunaga, Hyundoo Hwang, Barbara Franke, Rhys Williams, McKenna Penley, Hiroshi Qadota, Hong Yi, Levi T. Morran, Hang Lu, Olga Mayans, and Guy M. Benian. Twitchin kinase inhibits muscle activity. Mol. Biol. Cell 28, 1591-1600, 2017. http://doi.org/10.1091/mbc.E16-10-0707
2016
  • Hoang KL, Morran LT and Gerardo NM (2016) Experimental Evolution as an Underutilized Tool for Studying Beneficial Animal–Microbe Interactions. Front. Microbiol. 7:1444. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2016.01444 
  • Slowinski, S. P., Morran, L. T., Parrish, R. C., Cui, E. R., Bhattacharya, A., Lively, C. M. and Phillips, P. C. (2016), Coevolutionary interactions with parasites constrain the spread of self-fertilization into outcrossing host populations. Evolution. Accepted Author Manuscript. http://doi.org/10.1111/evo.13048
  • Parrish II, R.C., Penley, M.J. and Morran, L.T., 2016. The Integral Role of Genetic Variation in the Evolution of Outcrossing in the Caenorhabditis elegans-Serratia marcescens Host-Parasite System. PloS one, 11(4), p.e0154463.   https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0154463
  • Morran, L. T., Penley, M. J., Byrd, V. S., Meyer, A. J., O’Sullivan, T. S., Bashey, F., Goodrich-Blair, H. and Lively, C. M. 2016. Nematode–bacteria mutualism: Selection within the mutualism supersedes selection outside of the mutualism. Evolution. 70: 687–695. http://doi.org/10.1111/evo.12878
2015
  • Gibson, A.K., K.S. Stoy, I.A. Gelarden, M.J. Penley, C.M. Lively, and L.T. Morran 2015. The evolution of reduced antagonism-A role for host-parasite coevolution. Evolution. 69: 2820-2830. http://doi.org/10.1111/evo.12785
2014
  • Morran, L.T., R. C. Parrish II, I. A. Gelarden, M.B. Allen, C. M. Lively. 2014. Experimental coevolution: rapid local adaptation by parasites depends on host mating system. Am Nat., 184: S91-S100. http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/676930
2013
  • Morran, L.T., R. C. Parrish II, I. A. Gelarden, C. M. Lively. 2013. Temporal dynamics of outcrossing and host mortality rates in host-pathogen experimental coevolution. Evolution. Jul; 67 (7): 1860-68. http://doi.org/10.1111/evo.12007
2011
  • Anderson J.L., R.M. Reynolds, L.T. Morran, J. Tolman-Thompson, P.C. Phillips. 2011. Experimental evolution reveals antagonistic pleiotropy in reproductive timing but not lifespan in Caenorhabditis elegans. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 66A (12):1300-1308. http://doi.org/10.1093/gerona/glr143
  • Morran, L.T., O.G. Schmidt, I.A. Gelarden, R.C. Parrish II, C.M. Lively. 2011. Running with the Red Queen: Host-parasite coevolution selects for bi-parental sex. Science. Jul 8; 333 (6039): 216-8. http://doi.org/10.1126/science.1206360
2010
  • Morran, L.T., A. Ohdera, and P.C. Phillips. 2010. Purging deleterious mutations under self-fertilization: Paradoxical recovery in fitness with increasing mutation rate in Caenorhabditis elegans. PLoS ONE. 5(12): e14473. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0014473
  • Anderson J.L., Morran L.T., Phillips P.C. 2010. Outcrossing and the maintenance of males within C. elegans populations. J Hered. Mar-Apr; 101 Suppl 1: S62-74. http://doi.org/10.1093/jhered/esq003
2009
  • Morran L.T., Parmenter M.D., Phillips P.C. 2009. Mutation load and rapid adaptation favour outcrossing over self-fertilization. Nature. Nov 19; 462 (7271): 350-2. http://doi.org/10.1038/nature08496
  • Morran L.T., Cappy B.J., Anderson J.L., Phillips P.C. 2009. Sexual partners for the stressed: facultative outcrossing in the self-fertilizing nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. Evolution. Jun; 63 (6): 1473-82. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1558-5646.2009.00652.x
2007