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Rebecca J Safran

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InstitutionUniversity of Colorado Boulder
DepartmentEcology & Evolutionary Biology
Phone303/735-1495

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    1. McDermott MT, Safran RJ. Sensitive periods during the development and expression of vertebrate sexual signals: A systematic review. Ecol Evol. 2021 Nov; 11(21):14416-14432. PMID: 34765116.
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    2. Ayala MJ, Carter JK, Fachon AS, Flaxman SM, Gil MA, Kenny HV, Laubach ZM, Madden SA, McDermott MT, Medina-García A, Safran RJ, Scherner E, Schield DR, Vasquez-Rey S, Volckens J. Belonging in STEM: an interactive, iterative approach to create and maintain a diverse learning community. Trends Ecol Evol. 2021 11; 36(11):964-967. PMID: 34561090.
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    3. Reiner Brodetzki T, Lotem A, Safran RJ, Hauber ME. Lack of subspecies-recognition in breeding Barn Swallows (Hirundo rustica transitiva). Behav Processes. 2021 Aug; 189:104422. PMID: 33992739.
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    4. Turbek SP, Browne M, Di Giacomo AS, Kopuchian C, Hochachka WM, Estalles C, Lijtmaer DA, Tubaro PL, Silveira LF, Lovette IJ, Safran RJ, Taylor SA, Campagna L. Rapid speciation via the evolution of pre-mating isolation in the Iberá Seedeater. Science. 2021 03 26; 371(6536). PMID: 33766854.
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    5. Laubach ZM, Murray EJ, Hoke KL, Safran RJ, Perng W. A biologist's guide to model selection and causal inference. Proc Biol Sci. 2021 01 27; 288(1943):20202815. PMID: 33499782.
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    6. Zhao Y, Liu Y, Scordato ESC, Lee MB, Xing X, Pan X, Liu Y, Safran RJ, Pagani-Núñez E. The impact of urbanization on body size of Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica gutturalis. Ecol Evol. 2021 Jan; 11(1):612-625. PMID: 33437455.
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    7. Carter JK, Innes P, Goebl AM, Johnson B, Gebert M, Attia Z, Gabani Z, Li R, Melie T, Dart C, Mares A, Greidanus C, Paterson J, Wall B, Cortese G, Thirouin K, Glime G, Rutten J, Poyd C, Post E, Wall B, Elhadi AA, Feldmann K, Danz A, Blanchard T, Amato S, Reinert S, Pogoda CS, Scordato ESC, Hund AK, Safran RJ, Kane NC. Complete mitochondrial genomes provide current refined phylogenomic hypotheses for relationships among ten Hirundo species. Mitochondrial DNA B Resour. 2020 Jul 20; 5(3):2881-2885. PMID: 33457987.
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    8. Scordato ESC, Smith CCR, Semenov GA, Liu Y, Wilkins MR, Liang W, Rubtsov A, Sundev G, Koyama K, Turbek SP, Wunder MB, Stricker CA, Safran RJ. Migratory divides coincide with reproductive barriers across replicated avian hybrid zones above the Tibetan Plateau. Ecol Lett. 2020 Feb; 23(2):231-241. PMID: 31746098.
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    9. Pap PL, Fülöp A, Adamkova M, Cepak J, Michalkova R, Safran RJ, Stermin AN, Tomasek O, Vágási CI, Vincze O, Wilkins MR, Albrecht T. Selection on multiple sexual signals in two Central and Eastern European populations of the barn swallow. Ecol Evol. 2019 Oct; 9(19):11277-11287. PMID: 31641472.
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    10. Levin II, Fosdick BK, Tsunekage T, Aberle MA, Bergeon Burns CM, Hund AK, Safran RJ. Experimental manipulation of a signal trait reveals complex phenotype-behaviour coordination. Sci Rep. 2018 10 19; 8(1):15533. PMID: 30341385.
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    11. Fitzpatrick CL, Hobson EA, Mendelson TC, Rodríguez RL, Safran RJ, Scordato ESC, Servedio MR, Stern CA, Symes LB, Kopp M. Theory Meets Empiry: A Citation Network Analysis. Bioscience. 2018 Oct 01; 68(10):805-812. PMID: 30364335.
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    12. Dube WC, Hund AK, Turbek SP, Safran RJ. Microclimate and host body condition influence mite population growth in a wild bird-ectoparasite system. Int J Parasitol Parasites Wildl. 2018 Dec; 7(3):301-308. PMID: 30128287.
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    13. Schilling MP, Mullen SP, Kronforst M, Safran RJ, Nosil P, Feder JL, Gompert Z, Flaxman SM. Transitions from Single- to Multi-Locus Processes during Speciation with Gene Flow. Genes (Basel). 2018 May 24; 9(6). PMID: 29795050.
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    14. Rulifson G, Bielefeldt AR. Evolution of Students' Varied Conceptualizations About Socially Responsible Engineering: A Four Year Longitudinal Study. Sci Eng Ethics. 2019 06; 25(3):939-974. PMID: 29244561.
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    15. Rulifson G, Bielefeldt AR. Evolution of Students' Varied Conceptualizations About Socially Responsible Engineering: A Four Year Longitudinal Study. Sci Eng Ethics. 2019 06; 25(3):939-974. PMID: 29289354.
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    16. Rulifson G, Bielefeldt AR. Evolution of Students' Varied Conceptualizations About Socially Responsible Engineering: A Four Year Longitudinal Study. Sci Eng Ethics. 2019 06; 25(3):939-974. PMID: 27538265.
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    17. Rulifson G, Bielefeldt AR. Evolution of Students' Varied Conceptualizations About Socially Responsible Engineering: A Four Year Longitudinal Study. Sci Eng Ethics. 2019 06; 25(3):939-974. PMID: 28777875.
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    18. Rulifson G, Bielefeldt AR. Evolution of Students' Varied Conceptualizations About Socially Responsible Engineering: A Four Year Longitudinal Study. Sci Eng Ethics. 2019 06; 25(3):939-974. PMID: 28812654.
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    19. Rulifson G, Bielefeldt AR. Evolution of Students' Varied Conceptualizations About Socially Responsible Engineering: A Four Year Longitudinal Study. Sci Eng Ethics. 2019 06; 25(3):939-974. PMID: 30176075.
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    20. Rulifson G, Bielefeldt AR. Evolution of Students' Varied Conceptualizations About Socially Responsible Engineering: A Four Year Longitudinal Study. Sci Eng Ethics. 2019 06; 25(3):939-974. PMID: 31720113.
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    21. Rulifson G, Bielefeldt AR. Evolution of Students' Varied Conceptualizations About Socially Responsible Engineering: A Four Year Longitudinal Study. Sci Eng Ethics. 2019 06; 25(3):939-974. PMID: 31079944.
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    22. Rulifson G, Bielefeldt AR. Evolution of Students' Varied Conceptualizations About Socially Responsible Engineering: A Four Year Longitudinal Study. Sci Eng Ethics. 2019 06; 25(3):939-974. PMID: 31400942.
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    23. Rulifson G, Bielefeldt AR. Evolution of Students' Varied Conceptualizations About Socially Responsible Engineering: A Four Year Longitudinal Study. Sci Eng Ethics. 2019 06; 25(3):939-974. PMID: 32385910.
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    24. Rulifson G, Bielefeldt AR. Evolution of Students' Varied Conceptualizations About Socially Responsible Engineering: A Four Year Longitudinal Study. Sci Eng Ethics. 2019 06; 25(3):939-974. PMID: 33720472.
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    25. Rulifson G, Bielefeldt AR. Evolution of Students' Varied Conceptualizations About Socially Responsible Engineering: A Four Year Longitudinal Study. Sci Eng Ethics. 2019 06; 25(3):939-974. PMID: 34607719.
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    26. Rulifson G, Bielefeldt AR. Evolution of Students' Varied Conceptualizations About Socially Responsible Engineering: A Four Year Longitudinal Study. Sci Eng Ethics. 2019 06; 25(3):939-974. PMID: 35166383.
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    27. Rulifson G, Bielefeldt AR. Evolution of Students' Varied Conceptualizations About Socially Responsible Engineering: A Four Year Longitudinal Study. Sci Eng Ethics. 2019 06; 25(3):939-974. PMID: 35561267.
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    28. Rulifson G, Bielefeldt AR. Evolution of Students' Varied Conceptualizations About Socially Responsible Engineering: A Four Year Longitudinal Study. Sci Eng Ethics. 2019 06; 25(3):939-974. PMID: 22216124.
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    29. Rulifson G, Bielefeldt AR. Evolution of Students' Varied Conceptualizations About Socially Responsible Engineering: A Four Year Longitudinal Study. Sci Eng Ethics. 2019 06; 25(3):939-974. PMID: 18786370.
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    30. Rulifson G, Bielefeldt AR. Evolution of Students' Varied Conceptualizations About Socially Responsible Engineering: A Four Year Longitudinal Study. Sci Eng Ethics. 2019 06; 25(3):939-974. PMID: 20381892.
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    31. Rulifson G, Bielefeldt AR. Evolution of Students' Varied Conceptualizations About Socially Responsible Engineering: A Four Year Longitudinal Study. Sci Eng Ethics. 2019 06; 25(3):939-974. PMID: 22071313.
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    32. Rulifson G, Bielefeldt AR. Evolution of Students' Varied Conceptualizations About Socially Responsible Engineering: A Four Year Longitudinal Study. Sci Eng Ethics. 2019 06; 25(3):939-974. PMID: 16195460.
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    33. Rulifson G, Bielefeldt AR. Evolution of Students' Varied Conceptualizations About Socially Responsible Engineering: A Four Year Longitudinal Study. Sci Eng Ethics. 2019 06; 25(3):939-974. PMID: 20152914.
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    34. Rulifson G, Bielefeldt AR. Evolution of Students' Varied Conceptualizations About Socially Responsible Engineering: A Four Year Longitudinal Study. Sci Eng Ethics. 2019 06; 25(3):939-974. PMID: 17826004.
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    35. Rulifson G, Bielefeldt AR. Evolution of Students' Varied Conceptualizations About Socially Responsible Engineering: A Four Year Longitudinal Study. Sci Eng Ethics. 2019 06; 25(3):939-974. PMID: 23966597.
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    36. Rulifson G, Bielefeldt AR. Evolution of Students' Varied Conceptualizations About Socially Responsible Engineering: A Four Year Longitudinal Study. Sci Eng Ethics. 2019 06; 25(3):939-974. PMID: 24021403.
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    37. Rulifson G, Bielefeldt AR. Evolution of Students' Varied Conceptualizations About Socially Responsible Engineering: A Four Year Longitudinal Study. Sci Eng Ethics. 2019 06; 25(3):939-974. PMID: 23864596.
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    38. Rulifson G, Bielefeldt AR. Evolution of Students' Varied Conceptualizations About Socially Responsible Engineering: A Four Year Longitudinal Study. Sci Eng Ethics. 2019 06; 25(3):939-974. PMID: 24013040.
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    39. Rulifson G, Bielefeldt AR. Evolution of Students' Varied Conceptualizations About Socially Responsible Engineering: A Four Year Longitudinal Study. Sci Eng Ethics. 2019 06; 25(3):939-974. PMID: 17502092.
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    40. Rulifson G, Bielefeldt AR. Evolution of Students' Varied Conceptualizations About Socially Responsible Engineering: A Four Year Longitudinal Study. Sci Eng Ethics. 2019 06; 25(3):939-974. PMID: 26348329.
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    41. Rulifson G, Bielefeldt AR. Evolution of Students' Varied Conceptualizations About Socially Responsible Engineering: A Four Year Longitudinal Study. Sci Eng Ethics. 2019 06; 25(3):939-974. PMID: 27463236.
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    42. Tricola GM, Simons MJP, Atema E, Boughton RK, Brown JL, Dearborn DC, Divoky G, Eimes JA, Huntington CE, Kitaysky AS, Juola FA, Lank DB, Litwa HP, Mulder EGA, Nisbet ICT, Okanoya K, Safran RJ, Schoech SJ, Schreiber EA, Thompson PM, Verhulst S, Wheelwright NT, Winkler DW, Young R, Vleck CM, Haussmann MF. The rate of telomere loss is related to maximum lifespan in birds. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2018 03 05; 373(1741). PMID: 29335369.
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    43. Semenov GA, Scordato ESC, Khaydarov DR, Smith CCR, Kane NC, Safran RJ. Effects of assortative mate choice on the genomic and morphological structure of a hybrid zone between two bird subspecies. Mol Ecol. 2017 Nov; 26(22):6430-6444. PMID: 28987006.
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    44. Vitousek MN, Jenkins BR, Hubbard JK, Kaiser SA, Safran RJ. An experimental test of the effect of brood size on glucocorticoid responses, parental investment, and offspring phenotype. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2017 06 01; 247:97-106. PMID: 28137535.
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    45. Scordato ESC, Safran RJ. Evolutionary Genetics: Small Genomic Regions Make a Big Impact. Curr Biol. 2016 11 07; 26(21):R1155-R1157. PMID: 27825455.
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    46. Mendelson TC, Fitzpatrick CL, Hauber ME, Pence CH, Rodríguez RL, Safran RJ, Stern CA, Stevens JR. Cognitive Phenotypes and the Evolution of Animal Decisions. Trends Ecol Evol. 2016 11; 31(11):850-859. PMID: 27693087.
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    47. Safran RJ, Vortman Y, Jenkins BR, Hubbard JK, Wilkins MR, Bradley RJ, Lotem A. The maintenance of phenotypic divergence through sexual selection: An experimental study in barn swallows Hirundo rustica. Evolution. 2016 09; 70(9):2074-84. PMID: 27436630.
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    48. Safran RJ, Scordato ES, Wilkins MR, Hubbard JK, Jenkins BR, Albrecht T, Flaxman SM, Karaardiç H, Vortman Y, Lotem A, Nosil P, Pap P, Shen S, Chan SF, Parchman TL, Kane NC. Genome-wide differentiation in closely related populations: the roles of selection and geographic isolation. Mol Ecol. 2016 Aug; 25(16):3865-83. PMID: 27357267.
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    49. Levin II, Zonana DM, Fosdick BK, Song SJ, Knight R, Safran RJ. Stress response, gut microbial diversity and sexual signals correlate with social interactions. Biol Lett. 2016 Jun; 12(6). PMID: 27354713.
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    50. Wilkins MR, Shizuka D, Joseph MB, Hubbard JK, Safran RJ. Multimodal signalling in the North American barn swallow: a phenotype network approach. Proc Biol Sci. 2015 Oct 07; 282(1816):20151574. PMID: 26423842.
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    51. Hubbard JK, Jenkins BR, Safran RJ. Quantitative genetics of plumage color: lifetime effects of early nest environment on a colorful sexual signal. Ecol Evol. 2015 Aug; 5(16):3436-49. PMID: 26380676.
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    52. Vortman Y, Safran RJ, Reiner Brodetzki T, Dor R, Lotem A. Expression of multiple sexual signals by fathers and sons in the East-Mediterranean barn swallow: are advertising strategies heritable? PLoS One. 2015; 10(2):e0118054. PMID: 25679206.
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    53. Vitousek MN, Jenkins BR, Safran RJ. Stress and success: individual differences in the glucocorticoid stress response predict behavior and reproductive success under high predation risk. Horm Behav. 2014 Nov; 66(5):812-9. PMID: 25461975.
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    54. Jenkins BR, Vitousek MN, Hubbard JK, Safran RJ. An experimental analysis of the heritability of variation in glucocorticoid concentrations in a wild avian population. Proc Biol Sci. 2014 Sep 07; 281(1790). PMID: 25056627.
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    55. Scordato ES, Symes LB, Mendelson TC, Safran RJ. The role of ecology in speciation by sexual selection: a systematic empirical review. J Hered. 2014; 105 Suppl 1:782-94. PMID: 25149254.
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    56. Botero CA, Dor R, McCain CM, Safran RJ. Environmental harshness is positively correlated with intraspecific divergence in mammals and birds. Mol Ecol. 2014 Feb; 23(2):259-68. PMID: 24283535.
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    57. Safran RJ, Scordato ES, Symes LB, Rodríguez RL, Mendelson TC. Contributions of natural and sexual selection to the evolution of premating reproductive isolation: a research agenda. Trends Ecol Evol. 2013 Nov; 28(11):643-50. PMID: 24054911.
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    58. Wilkins MR, Seddon N, Safran RJ. Evolutionary divergence in acoustic signals: causes and consequences. Trends Ecol Evol. 2013 Mar; 28(3):156-66. PMID: 23141110.
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    59. Vitousek MN, Dor R, Safran RJ. Sexual signaling: climatic carry-over. Curr Biol. 2012 Jan 24; 22(2):R61-3. PMID: 22280911.
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    60. Lifjeld JT, Kleven O, Jacobsen F, McGraw KJ, Safran RJ, Robertson RJ. Age before beauty? Relationships between fertilization success and age-dependent ornaments in barn swallows. Behav Ecol Sociobiol. 2011 Sep; 65(9):1687-1697. PMID: 21949464.
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    61. Weiss SL, Kennedy EA, Safran RJ, McGraw KJ. Pterin-based ornamental coloration predicts yolk antioxidant levels in female striped plateau lizards (Sceloporus virgatus). J Anim Ecol. 2011 May; 80(3):519-27. PMID: 21269301.
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    62. Safran RJ, Vitousek MN, Hauber ME, Ghalambor CK. Sexual selection: a dynamic state of affairs. Response to the comments of Cornwallis and Uller in the article: towards an evolutionary ecology of sexual traits. Trends Ecol Evol. 2010 Aug; 25(8):429-30; author reply 430-1. PMID: 20452087.
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    63. Safran RJ, McGraw KJ, Wilkins MR, Hubbard JK, Marling J. Positive carotenoid balance correlates with greater reproductive performance in a wild bird. PLoS One. 2010 Feb 25; 5(2):e9420. PMID: 20195540.
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    64. Tibbetts EA, Safran RJ. Co-evolution of plumage characteristics and winter sociality in New and Old World sparrows. J Evol Biol. 2009 Dec; 22(12):2376-86. PMID: 19874438.
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    65. Safran RJ, Adelman JS, McGraw KJ, Hau M. Sexual signal exaggeration affects physiological state in male barn swallows. Curr Biol. 2008 Jun 03; 18(11):R461-2. PMID: 18522812.
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    66. Hauber ME, Safran RJ. Behavioural ecology: promiscuous fathers sire young that recognize true family. Curr Biol. 2006 Sep 19; 16(18):R797-800. PMID: 16979546.
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