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Binford Spider Lab


  Binford, G.J. Bodner, M.R. Cordes, M.H.J. Baldwin, K.L. Rynerson, M.R. Burns, S.N. & Zobel-Thropp, P. A. 2009. Molecular evolution, functional variation and proposed nomenclature of the gene family that includes sphingomyelinase D in sicariid spider venoms. Mol. Biol. Evol. 26(3):547–566

  Binford, G.J., Callahan, M.S., Bodner, M.R., Rynerson, M.R., Berea Núñez, P., Ellison, C.E., Duncan, R.P. 2008. Phylogenetic relationships of Loxosceles and Sicarius spiders are consistent with Western Gondwanan vicariance. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 49:538-553

  Duncan, R.P., Autumn, K., Binford, G.J. 2007. Convergent setal morphology in sand covering spiders suggests a design principle for particle capture. Proc. R. Soc. B. 274(1629):3049-3056

  Cordes, M.H.J. and Binford G.J. 2006. Lateral gene transfer of a dermonecrotic toxin between spiders and bacteria. Bioinformatics 22(3):264-268

  Binford G.J., Cordes, MHJ, Wells, M.A. 2005. Sphingomyelinase D from venoms of Loxosceles spiders: evolutionary insights from gene sequence and structure. Toxicon 45:547-560

  Binford G.J. Wells, M.A. 2003. The phylogenetic distribution of sphingomylinase D activity in venoms of Haplogyne spiders. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology B 135:25-33

  Binford, G.J. 2001. Differences in venom composition between orb-weaving and wandering Hawaiian Tetragnatha (Araneae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 74:581-595

  Binford, G.J. 2001. An analysis of geographic and intersexual chemical variation in venoms of the spider Tegenaria agrestis (Agelenidae). Toxicon 39:955-968

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