James Marden

Affiliate Researcher
Titles and Affiliations
Professor, Biology

Research Summary

Research investigates both mechanistic details of animal physiology, along with ecological and historical reasons why particular physiological mechanisms have evolved. Current research is examining the functional genomics of dispersal and female fecundity in a butterfly that is a model system for metapopulation biology, examining physiological conditions that disrupt normal troponin-t splicing, and exploring the relationships between size/allometry and animal performance/energetics.

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Recent Publications

Alleles in metabolic and oxygen-sensing genes are associated with antagonistic pleiotropic effects on life history traits and population fitness in an ecological model insect*

Marden, J. H., Langford, E. A., Robertson, M. A. & Fescemyer, H. W., Jan 2021, In: Evolution. 75, 1, p. 116-129 14 p.

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Widely distributed variation in tolerance to Phytophthora palmivora in four genetic groups of cacao

Fister, A. S., Leandro-Muñoz, M. E., Zhang, D., Marden, J. H., Tiffin, P., dePamphilis, C., Maximova, S. & Guiltinan, M. J., Feb 1 2020, In: Tree Genetics and Genomes. 16, 1, 1.

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Gene Expression Modularity Reveals Footprints of Polygenic Adaptation in Theobroma cacao

Hämälä, T., Guiltinan, M. J., Marden, J. H., Maximova, S. N., Depamphilis, C. W. & Tiffin, P., Jan 1 2020, In: Molecular biology and evolution. 37, 1, p. 110-123 14 p.

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Discovery of antitumor lectins from rainforest tree root transcriptomes

Lawanprasert, A., Guinan, C. A., Langford, E. A., Hawkins, C. E., Sloand, J. N., Fescemyer, H. W., Aronson, M. R., Halle, J. A., Marden, J. H. & Medina, S. H., 2020, In: PloS one. 15, 2, e0229467.

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Enhanced heat tolerance of viral-infected aphids leads to niche expansion and reduced interspecific competition

Porras, M. F., Navas, C. A., Marden, J. H., Mescher, M. C., De Moraes, C. M., Pincebourde, S., Sandoval-Mojica, A., Raygoza-Garay, J. A., Holguin, G. A., Rajotte, E. G. & Carlo, T. A., Dec 1 2020, In: Nature communications. 11, 1, 1184.

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Host plant defense produces species-specific alterations to flight muscle protein structure and flight-related fitness traits of two armyworms

Portman, S. L., Felton, G. W., Kariyat, R. R. & Marden, J. H., Aug 2020, In: Journal of Experimental Biology. 223, 16, jeb224907.

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Resistance genes affect how pathogens maintain plant abundance and diversity

Stump, S. M., Marden, J. H., Beckman, N. G., Mangan, S. A. & Comita, L. S., Oct 1 2020, In: American Naturalist. 196, 4, p. 472-486 15 p.

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Antipredator behavior by a nesting hummingbird in response to a caterpillar with eyespots

Marden, J. H. & Pérez Carrillo, J. F., Apr 2019, In: Ecology. 100, 4, e02582.

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Resistant and susceptible cacao genotypes exhibit defense gene polymorphism and unique early responses to Phytophthora megakarya inoculation

Pokou, D. N., Fister, A. S., Winters, N., Tahi, M., Klotioloma, C., Sebastian, A., Marden, J. H., Maximova, S. N. & Guiltinan, M. J., Mar 1 2019, In: Plant molecular biology. 99, 4-5, p. 499-516 18 p.

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Filling Adeno-Associated Virus Capsids: Estimating Success by Cryo-Electron Microscopy

Subramanian, S., Maurer, A. C., Bator, C. M., Makhov, A. M., Conway, J. F., Turner, K. B., Marden, J. H., Vandenberghe, L. H. & Hafenstein, S. L., Dec 2019, In: Human Gene Therapy. 30, 12, p. 1449-1460 12 p.

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Enzyme polymorphism, oxygen and injury: A lipidomic analysis of flight-induced oxidative damage in a succinate dehydrogenase d (Sdhd)-polymorphic insect

Pekny, J. E., Smith, P. B. & Marden, J. H., Mar 2018, In: Journal of Experimental Biology. 221, 6, jeb.171009.

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Two genomes of highly polyphagous lepidopteran pests (Spodoptera frugiperda, Noctuidae) with different host-plant ranges

Gouin, A., Bretaudeau, A., Nam, K., Gimenez, S., Aury, J. M., Duvic, B., Hilliou, F., Durand, N., Montagné, N., Darboux, I., Kuwar, S., Chertemps, T., Siaussat, D., Bretschneider, A., Moné, Y., Ahn, S. J., Hänniger, S., Grenet, A. S. G., Neunemann, D., Maumus, F., & 45 othersLuyten, I., Labadie, K., Xu, W., Koutroumpa, F., Escoubas, J. M., Llopis, A., Maïbèche-Coisne, M., Salasc, F., Tomar, A., Anderson, A. R., Khan, S. A., Dumas, P., Orsucci, M., Guy, J., Belser, C., Alberti, A., Noel, B., Couloux, A., Mercier, J., Nidelet, S., Dubois, E., Liu, N. Y., Boulogne, I., Mirabeau, O., Le Goff, G., Gordon, K., Oakeshott, J., Consoli, F. L., Volkoff, A. N., Fescemyer, H. W., Marden, J. H., Luthe, D. S., Herrero, S., Heckel, D. G., Wincker, P., Kergoat, G. J., Amselem, J., Quesneville, H., Groot, A. T., Jacquin-Joly, E., Nègre, N., Lemaitre, C., Legeai, F., D'Alençon, E. & Fournier, P., Dec 1 2017, In: Scientific reports. 7, 1, 11816.

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Ecological genomics of tropical trees: how local population size and allelic diversity of resistance genes relate to immune responses, cosusceptibility to pathogens, and negative density dependence

Marden, J. H., Mangan, S. A., Peterson, M. P., Wafula, E., Fescemyer, H. W., Der, J. P., dePamphilis, C. W. & Comita, L. S., May 2017, In: Molecular ecology. 26, 9, p. 2498-2513 16 p.

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A pathway analysis of melanin patterning in a hemimetabolous insect

Liu, J., Lemonds, T. R., Marden, J. H. & Popadić, A., May 2016, In: Genetics. 203, 1, p. 403-413 11 p.

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Origin and diversification of wings: Insights from a neopteran insect

Medved, V., Marden, J. H., Fescemyer, H. W., Der, J. P., Liu, J., Mahfooz, N. & Popadić, A., Dec 29 2015, In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 112, 52, p. 15946-15951 6 p.

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