Davis Lab: Publications

Tulenko FJ, Massey JL, Holmquist E, Kigundu G, Thomas S, Smith SME, Mazan S and MC Davis (2017) Fin-fold development in paddlefish and catshark and implications for the evolution of the autopod. Proceedings of the Royal Society B – Biological Sciences 284: 20162780. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2016.2780. [PDF]


Modrell MS, Lyne M, Carr AR, Zako, HH, Buckley D, Campbell AS, Davis, MC, Micklem G, and CVH Baker. (2017) Insights into electrosensory organ development, physiology and evolution from a lateral line-enriched transcriptome eLifee24197. doi: 10.7554/eLife.24197. [PDF]  


Tulenko FJ, Augustus, GJ, Massey, JL, Sims, SE, Mazan, S, and MC Davis. (2016)  HoxD expression in the fin-fold compartment of basal gnathostomes and implications for paired appendage evolution. Scientific Reports 6, 22720. doi: 10.1038/srep22720. [PDF]


Smith MM, Johanson Z, Butts T, Ericsson R, Modrell M, Tulenko FJ, Davis MC, and Fraser GJ.  (2015)  Making teeth to order: conserved genes reveal an ancient molecular pattern in Paddlefish (Actinopterygii).  Proceedings of the Royal Society B - Biological Sciences 282: 20142700.  doi: 10.1098/rspb.2014.2700. [PDF]


Davis, MC  (2013)  The Deep Homology of the Autopod: Insights from Hox Gene Regulation. Integrative and Comparative Biology 53(2): 224-232. doi: 10.1093/icb/ict029. [PDF]


Modrell, MS, Bemis, WE, Northcutt, RG, Davis, MC, and CVH Baker  (2011)  Electrosensory ampullary organs are derived from lateral line placodes in bony fishes.  Nature Communications 2 (496): doi: 10.1038/ncomms1502 [PDF]


Davis, MC, Dahn, RD, and NH Shubin  (2007)  An autopodial-like pattern of Hox expression in the fins of a basal actinoptergian fish. Nature 447: 473-476. [PDF]


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


Davis, MC, Shubin, NH, and A Force  (2004)  Pectoral fin and girdle development in the basal actinopterygians Polyodon spathula and Acipenser transmontanus. Journal of Morphology 262: 608-628. [PDF]


Davis, MC, Shubin, NH, and EB Daeschler  (2004)  A new specimen of Sauripterus taylori (Sarcopterygii, Osteichthyes) from the Fammenian Catskill Formation of North America. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 24 (1): 26-40. [PDF]


Shubin, NH, and MC Davis  (2004)  Modularity in the evolution of vertebrate appendages. In G. Schlosser and G. Wagner (eds.), Modularity in development and evolution. University of Chicago Press. Pp. 429-440. [PDF]


Jeffery, JE, Davis, MC, Shubin, NH, and EB Daeschler  (2002)  Sauripterus Hall, 1843 (Osteichthyes, Sarcopterygii): proposed conservation as the correct original spelling. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 59 (3): 198-202. [PDF]


Davis, MC, Shubin, NH, and EB Daeschler  (2001)  Immature rhizodontids from the Devonian of North America. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 156 (1): 171-187. [PDF]