September 1, 2014

MBL Catalyst Magazine

View Past Issues of MBL Catalyst
MBL Catalyst, Volume 9, Number 2, Summer 2014
Download the full issue (pdf)


Supplemental Information
Pp. 2-3 “A Critical Mass in A Closed Space”

Members of the HHMI Summer Institute at MBL, 2014

HHMI Summer Institute 2014 2 Tom Kleindinst

Front row, from left: David Protter, University of Colorado; Huaiying Zhang, Dartmouth College; Amy Gladfelter, Dartmouth College; Sara Chuang, Princeton University; Hao Wu, Harvard Medical School; Nilesh Vaidya, Princeton University; unidentified.

Second row, from left: Saumya Jain, University of Colorado; Ron Vale (Project Co-PI), University of California, San Francisco; James Wilhelm (Project Co-PI), University of California, San Diego; Michael Rosen (Project Co-PI), University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas; unidentified.

Third row, from left: Collin Corlett, University of California, San Diego; Salman Banari, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas; Roberto Negro, Harvard Medical School; Kyle Begovich, University of California San Diego; Youn Lin, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas; Drew Bridges, Dartmouth College; Cliff Brangwynne, Princeton University


Pp. 4-5 “Eyes on Target”

Gemmell BJ, Costello JH, Colin SP, Stewart CJ, Daviri JO, Tafti D and Priya S (2013) Passive energy recapture in jellyfish contributes to propulsive advantage over other metazoans. PNAS doi: 10.1073/pnas.1306983110

Yong, Ed (2013) Why a jellyfish is the world’s most efficient swimmer. Nature doi:10.1038/nature.2013.13895

Peng J and Alben S (2012) Effects of shape and stroke parameters on the propulsion performance of an axisymmetric swimmer. Bioinspir. Biomim. 7: doi:10.1088/1748-3182/7/1/016012.

Dular M, Bajcar T and Širok B (2009) Numerical Investigation of Flow in the Vicinity of a Swimming Jellyfish. In: Engineering Applications of Computational Fluid Mechanics Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 258–270.

Dabiri JO, Colin SP, Costello JH (2007) Morphological diversity of medusan lineages constrained by animal–fluid interactions. J. Exp. Biol. 210: 1868-1873.


Pp. 6-7 “Shoring Up the Coastline”

Deegan LA, Johnson DS, Warren RS, Peterson BJ, Fleeger JW, Fagherazzi S, and Wollheim WM ( 2012) Coastal Eutrophication as a Driver of Salt Marsh Loss. Nature490: 388-392.

Deegan LA et al (2006) Susceptibility of salt marshes to nutrient enrichment and predator removal. Ecol. Appl. 17, S42–S63.

Hartig EK, Gornitz V et al (2002) Anthropogenic and climate-change impacts on salt marshes of Jamaica Bay, New York City. Wetlands 22: 71–89.


Pp. 8-9 News & Notes

Negative Impacts of Advanced Maternal Age on Offspring are Preventable, MBL Study Finds

Gribble KE, Jarvis G, Bock M, and Mark Welch DB (2014) Maternal caloric restriction partially rescues the deleterious effects of advanced maternal age on offspring. Aging Cell, doi: 10.1111/acel.12217

Bell, AG (1918) The duration of life and conditions associated with longevity: study of the Hyde genealogy. Genealogical Record Office, Washington, D.C.

MBL and University of Chicago Announce First Recipients of Lillie Awards for Collaborative Research

Sensing Gravity with Acid: MBL Scientists Discover a Role for Protons in Neurotransmission

Highstein SA, Holstein GR, Mann MA, Rabbitt RD (2014) Evidence that protons act as neurotransmitters at vestibular hair cell–calyx afferent synapses. PNAS doi: 10.1073/pnas.1319561111

Second MBL-University of Chicago Scientific Retreat Moves Affiliates Toward a New Era in Discovery


Pp. 10-11 “A Watershed Issue for Earth”

Melillo JM, Richmond TC and Yohe GW, eds. (2014) Climate Change Impacts in the United States: The Third National Climate Assessment. U.S. Global Change Research Program, 841 pp. doi:10.7930/J0Z31WJ2.

Rignot E et al  (2014). Widespread, rapid grounding line retreat of Pine Island, Thwaites, Smith and Kohler glaciers, West Antarctica from 1992 to 2011. Geophys. Res. Letters doi:10.1002/2014GL060140.

Joughin I et al  (2014) Marine Ice Sheet Collapse Potentially Underway for the Thwaites Glacier Basin, West Antarctica. Science doi:10.1126/science.1249055.

Likens GE and Bormann FH (1974) Acid Rain: A Serious Regional Environmental Problem. Science 184: 1176–9. doi: 10.1126/science.184.4142.1176.

“The Biosphere,” Scientific American 223 (3), September 1970.


Pp. 12-13 “Skating Into An Ancient Time”

Shubin, Neil. Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body (New York: Random House/Vintage Books, 2008).

Your Inner Fish: PBS Interactive Website

Shubin NH, Daeschler EB, Jenkins FA (2014) Pelvic girdle and fin of Tiktaalik roseae. PNAS doi/10.1073/pnas.1322559111.

Schneider I and Shubin NH (2013) The origin of the tetrapod limb: from expeditions to enhancers. Trends in Genetics 29: 419-26, doi: 10.1016/j.tig.2013.01.012.

Dahn RD, Davis MC, Pappano WN and Shubin NH (2007) Sonic hedgehog function in chondrichthyan fins and the evolution of appendage patterning. Nature 445: 311-314, doi:10.1038/nature05436.

Shubin NH, Daeschler EB, Jenkins, Jr., FA (2006) The pectoral fin of Tiktaalik roseae and the origin of the tetrapod limb. Nature: 440, 764-771, doi:10.1038/nature04637.

Daeschler EB, Shubin NH, and Jenkins FA (2006) A Devonian tetrapod-like fish and the evolution of the tetrapod body plan. Nature 440: 757-763, doi:10.1038/nature04639.


Pp. 17 “The Finest of Limbs on the Tree of Life”

Darwin, Charles. On the Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection. 6th ed. (London: John Murray, 1872).

Eren AM et al (2014) A single genus in the gut microbiome reflects host preference and specificity. ISME doi: 10.1038/ismej.2014.97

Eren AM et al (2013) Oligotyping: differentiating between closely related microbial taxa using 16S rRNA gene data. Meth. Ecol. Evol. 4: 1111-1119, doi 10.1111/2041-210X.12114.