Publications in the Blackstone Lab

Parrin AP, Goulet TL, Yaeger MA, Bross LS, McFadden CS, Blackstone NW. 2016. Symbiodinium migration mitigates bleaching in three octocoral species.  J Exp Mar Biol Ecol 474:73-80.

Radzvilavicius AL, Blackstone NW. 2015. Conflict and cooperation in eukaryogenesis: implications for the timing of endosymbiosis and the evolution of sex. J R Soc Interface 20150584.

Harmata KL, Somova EL, Parrin AP, Bross LS, Glockling SL, Blackstone NW. 2015.
Structure and signaling at hydroid polyp-stolon junctions, revisited. Biology Open (in press).

Blackstone NW. 2015. The impact of mitochondrial endosymbiosis on the evolution of calcium signaling. Cell Calcium 57:133-139.

Blackstone NW. 2014. sAC as a model for understanding the impact of endosymbiosis on cell signaling. Biochim Biophys Acta 1842:2548-2554.

Netherton SE, Scheer DM, Morrison PR, Parrin AP, Blackstone NW. 2014. Physiological correlates of symbiont migration during bleaching of two octocoral species. J Exp Biol 217:1469-1477.

Harmata KL, Parrin AP, Morrison PR, McConnell KK, Bross LS, Blackstone NW. 2013. Quantitative measures of gastrovascular flow in octocorals and hydroids: toward a comparative biology of transport systems in cnidarians. Invert Biol 132:291-304.

Blackstone NW. 2013. Evolution and cell physiology. 2. The evolution of cell signaling from mitochondria to Metazoa. Amer J Physiol Cell Physiol 305:C909-C915.

Blackstone NW. 2013. Why did eukaryotes evolve only once? Genetic and energetic aspects of conflict and conflict mediation. Phil Trans Roy Soc B 368:20120266.

Blackstone NW. 2012. Crustacea (Crustaceans). In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester. DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0001606.pub3

Blackstone NW. 2012. Arthropoda (Arthropods). In: eLS.John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester. DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0001603.pub3

Parrin AP, Harmata KL, Netherton SE, Yaeger MA, Bross LS, Blackstone NW. 2012. Within-colony migration of symbionts during bleaching of octocorals. Biol Bull 223:245-256.

Cherry Vogt, K. S., Harmata, K. L., Coulombe, H. L., Bross, L. S., Blackstone, N. (2011). Causes and consequences of stolon regression in a colonial hydroid. Journal of Experimental Biology, 214, 3197-3205.

Harmata, K. L., Blackstone, N. (2011). Reactive oxygen species and the regulation of hyperproliferation in a colonial hydroid. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, 84, 481-493.

Blackstone, N. W. (2010). A food’s-eye view of animal transitions. Pp. 327-344 in Key Transitions in Animal Evolution (Schierwater B, DeSalle R eds). Science Publishers & CRC Press Enfield, NH.

Parrin, A.P., Netherton, S. E., Bross L. S., McFadden, C. S., Blackstone, N. W. 2010. Circulation of fluids in the gastrovascular system of a stoloniferan octocoral. Biol. Bull. 219:112-121.

Blackstone N.W. 2009. Darwinian conservatism: one biologist’s view. In Blanchard K.C., Jr., (ed) Darwinian Conservatism: A Disputed Question. Imprint Academic, pp. 147-152.

Cherry Vogt K.S., Blackstone N.W. 2009. Redox signaling in the growth and development of colonial cnidarians. In Das D (ed) Methods in Redox Signaling. Mary Ann Liebert Press, pp. 138-146.

Blackstone N.W. 2009. Mitochondria and the redox control of development in cnidarians. Semin Cell Dev Biol 20:330-336.

Blackstone N.W. 2009. A new look at some old animals. PLoS Biol 7(1):29-31.

Blackstone NW. 2008. Metabolic gradients: a new system for old questions.  Curr Biol 18:R351-R353.

Cherry Vogt KS, Geddes GC, Bross LS, Blackstone NW. 2008. Physiological characterization of stolon regression in a colonial hydroid. J Exp Biol 211:731-740.

Blackstone NW. 2007. A food’s-eye view of the transition from basal metazoans to bilaterians.  Integr Comp Biol 47:724-733.

Doolen JF, Geddes GC, Blackstone NW. 2007. Multicellular redox regulation in an early-evolving animal treated with glutathione. Physiol Biochem Zool 80(3):317-325.

Berg AT, Blackstone NW. 2006. Concepts in classification and their relevance to epilepsy. Epilepsy Research 70S:S11-S19.

Blackstone NW. 2006. Multicellular redox regulation: integrating organismal biology and redox chemistry. BioEssays 28:72-77.

Blackstone NW.  2006. Charles Manning Child (1869-1954): the past, present, and future of metabolic signaling. J Exp Zool (MDE) 306B:1-7.

Blackstone NW, Bridge DM. 2005. Model systems for environmental signaling. Integr Comp Biol 45:605-614.

Blackstone NW, Steele RE. 2005. Introduction to the symposium. Integr Comp Biol 45:583-584.

Blackstone NW, Bivins MJ, Cherry KS, Fletcher RE, Geddes GC. 2005. Redox signaling in colonial hydroids: many pathways for peroxide. J Exp Biol 208:383-390.

Blackstone NW, Kelly MM, Haridas V, Gutterman JU. 2005. Mitochondria as integrators of information in an early-evolving animal: insights from a triterpenoid metabolite. Proc Roy Soc Lond B 272:527-531.

Blackstone NW. 2005. Arthropoda (version 2.0). Encyclopedia of Life Sciences, Nature Publishing Group, London.

Blackstone NW. 2005. Crustacea (version 2.0). Encyclopedia of Life Sciences, Nature Publishing Group, London.

Blackstone NW, Cherry KS, Van Winkle DH. 2004. The role of polyp-stolon junctions in the redox signaling of colonial hydroids. Hydrobiologia 530/531:291-298.

Blackstone NW, Cherry KS, Glockling SL. 2004. Structure and signaling in polyps of a colonial hydroid. Invert Biol 123:43-53.

Recent Book Reviews

Blackstone, N. (2008). Book review of From Embryology to Evo-Devo (vol. 20, pp. 196-197). Amer. J. Human Biol..

Blackstone, N. (2007). Book review of The Cell: a Molecular Approach. 4th ed. (vol. 82, pp. 44). Q. Rev. Biol..

Blackstone, N. (2007). Book review of The Edge of Evolution (vol. 82, pp. 412-414). Q. Rev. Biol..

Blackstone, N. (2007). Book review of The Evolution of Death (vol. 47, pp. 892-893). Integr. Comp. Biol..

Blackstone, N. (2004). Book review of The Cell: a Molecular Approach (vol. 79, pp. 418-419). Q. Rev. Biol..

Blackstone NW. 2003. Des genes sous influence. Hors-Serie Sciences et Avenir, October-November:64-68.

Blackstone NW. 2003. Book review of Reproductive Biology of Invertebrates, volume IX, Progress in Asexual Reproduction. Q Rev Biol 78:239.

Blackstone NW. 2003. Book review of Molecular Biology of the Cell. Q Rev Biol 78:91-2.

Blackstone NW. 2002. Book review of From Genesis to Genetics. Q Rev Biol 77:319-320.

Blackstone, N. W. 2001. Book review of The Cell: A Molecular Approach. Q. Rev. Biol. 76:229-230.

Blackstone, N. W. 2001. Book review of Molecular Cell Biology. Q. Rev. Biol. 76:76.

Blackstone, N. W. 2001. Arthropoda. Embryonic Encyclopedia of Life Sciences, Nature Publishing Group, London,


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