Publications

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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. doi: 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. doi: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.
  • 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. doi: 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.
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.
  • Lively, C.M., L.T. Morran. 2014. The ecology of sexual reproduction. J. Evo Biol. Jul; 27(7): 1292-1303.
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.
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.
  • 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.
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. doi: 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.
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.
  • 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.
2007
  • Bashey, F., L.T. Morran, and C.M. Lively. 2007. Coinfection, kin selection, and the rate of host exploitation by a parasitic nematode. Evolutionary Ecology Research 9: 947-958.