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  • Spiculogenesis and biomineralization in early sponge animals 

    Tang, Qing; Wan, Bin; Yuan, Xunlai; Muscente, A. D.; Xiao, Shuhai (Springer Nature, 2019-07-26)
    Most sponges have biomineralized spicules. Molecular clocks indicate sponge classes diverged in the Cryogenian, but the oldest spicules are Cambrian in age. Therefore, sponges either evolved spiculogenesis long after their ...
  • Modeling Temperature Effects on Population Density of the Dengue Mosquito Aedes aegypti 

    El Moustaid, Fadoua; Johnson, Leah R. (MDPI, 2019-11-07)
    Mosquito density plays an important role in the spread of mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue and Zika. While it remains very challenging to estimate the density of mosquitoes, modelers have tried different methods to ...
  • Linked within-host and between-host models and data for infectious diseases: a systematic review 

    Childs, Lauren M.; El Moustaid, Fadoua; Gajewski, Zachary; Kadelka, Sarah; Nikin-Beers, Ryan; Smith, John W., Jr.; Walker, Melody; Johnson, Leah R. (PeerJ, 2019-06-19)
    The observed dynamics of infectious diseases are driven by processes across multiple scales. Here we focus on two: within-host, that is, how an infection progresses inside a single individual (for instance viral and immune ...