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Wan, Y.C., et al. 2022. Diurnality shapes the visual opsin genes of colorful Neotropical frogs. bioRxiv. https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2022.10.18.510514v1.full.pdf PDF

Femenias, M.M., Santos, J.C., Sites, J.W.Jr., Avila, L.J., Morando, M. 2022. ExplorATE: A new pipeline to explore active transposable elements from RNA-seq data. Bioinformatics 38 (13), 3361-3366 PDF

GitHub: ExplorATE -- FemeniasM

GitHub: ExplorATE -- Santos Lab

Carvajal‑Castro, J.D., Vargas‑Salinas, F., Casas‑Cardona, S., Rojas, B., Santos, J.C. 2021. Aposematism facilitates the diversification of parental care strategies in poison frogs Scientific Reports 11:19047. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-97206-6 PDF

Ortiz, R., Priyanka Gera, P., Christopher Rivera, C., Santos, J.C. 2021. Pincho: A modular approach to high quality de novo transcriptomics. Genes 12, 953. https://doi.org/10.3390/genes12070953 PDF

GitHub: Pincho -- Randy Ortiz

GitHub: Pincho -- Santos Lab

Laspiur, A., Santos, J.C., Medina, S.M., Pizarro, J.E., Sanabria, E.A., Sinervo, B., Ibarguengoytía, N.R. 2021. Vulnerability to climate change of a microendemic lizard species from the central Andes. Scientific Reports 11:11653. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-91058-w PDF

Zhao, L., Santos, J.C., Wang, J., Ran, J., Tang, Y., Jianguo Cui J. 2021. Noise constrains the evolution of call frequency contours in flowing water frogs: a comparative analysis in two clades. Front Zool (2021) 18:37 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12983-021-00423-y. PDF

Shik, J.Z., Kooij, P.W., Donoso, D., Santos, J.C., Gomez, E.B., Franco, M., Crumiere, A.J.J., Arnan, X., Howe, J., Wcislo, W.T., Boomsma, J.J. 2021. Nutritional niches reveal fundamental domestication tradeoffs in fungus-farming ants. Nature Ecology & Evolution 5: 122–134. PDF

Vigle, G.O., Coloma, L.A., Santos, J.C., Hernandez-Nieto, S., Ortega-Andrade, H.M., Paluh, D.J., Read, M. 2020. A new species of Leucostethus (Anura: Dendrobatidae) from the Cordillera Mache-Chindul in northwestern Ecuador, with comments on similar Colostethus and Hyloxalus. Zootaxa 4896: 342-372. (10.3897/zookeys.1016.59699) PDF

Santos J. C. 2020. Phylogenetic Analyses of Chemokine Receptors from Sequence Retrieval to Phylogenetic Trees. Invited chapter for “Immune mediators in cancer” for book series “Methods in Molecular Biology” (Ivana Vancurova and Yan Zhu, editors). Springer. 33 pages. PDF

Caetano, G.H.O., Santos, J.C., Godinho, L.B., Cavalcante, V.H.G.L., Diele-Viegas, L.M., Campelo, P.H., Martins, L.F. Oliveira, A.F.S., Alvarenga, J.M., Wiederhecker, H.C., de Novaes e Silva, V., Werneck, F.P., Miles, D.B., Colli, G.R., Sinervo, B.R. 2020. Time of activity is a better predictor of the distribution of a tropical lizard than environmental temperature. Oikos. 129(7): 953-963. Editor's Choice and Research PDF

Carvajal-Castro, J., López-Aguirre, Y., Ospina-L, A., Santos, J.C., Rojas, Vargas-Salinas, F. 2020. Much more than a clasp: evolutionary pattern of amplexus diversity in anurans. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 129(3): 652–663 PDF

Caetano, G., Santos, J.C., Sinervo, B. 2019. R-Package -- Mapinguari: Process-Based Biogeographical Analysis link

Aburto-Oropeza, O. et al. 2018. Harnessing cross-border resources to confront climate change. Environmental Science and Policy 87: 128–132 PDF

Santos, J.C., Tarvin, R.D., O’Connell L.A., Blackburn, D.C., Coloma, L.A. 2018. Diversity within diversity: Parasite species richness in poison frogs assessed by transcriptomics. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 125: 40–50 PDF

Diele-Viegas, L.M., Vitt, L.J., Sinervo, B., Colli, G.R., Werneck, F.P., Miles, D.B., Magnusson, W.E., Santos, J.C., Sette, C.M., Caetano, G.H.O., Pontes, E., Avila-Pires, T.C.S. 2018. Thermal physiology of Amazonian lizards (Reptilia:Squamata). PLoS ONE 13(3): e0192834 PDF

Pontes-da-Silva, E., Magnusson, W.E., Sinervo, B., Caetano, G.H., Miles, D.B., Colli, G.R., Diele-Viegase, L.M., Fenker, J., Santos, J.C., Werneck, F.P. 2018. Extinction risks forced by climatic change and intraspecific variation in the thermal physiology of a tropical lizard. Journal of Thermal Biology. 73 (2018) 50–60 PDF

Medina, C.D., Avila, L.J., Sites J.W. Jr., Santos J.C., Morando, M. 2018. Alternative methods of phylogenetic inference for the Patagonian lizard group Liolaemus elongatus-kriegi (Iguania: Liolaemini) based on mitochondrial and nuclear markers. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution (early online). PDF

Roland, A.B., Santos, J.C., Carriker, B.C., Caty, S.N., Tapia, E.E., Coloma, L.A., O’Connell, L.A. 2017. Radiation of the polymorphic Little Devil poison frog (Oophaga sylvatica) in Ecuador. Ecology & Evolution (early online). PDF

Tarvin, R.D.*, Borghese, C.M.*, Sachs, W., Santos, J.C., Lu, Y.,O’Connell, L.A.,Cannatella, D.C., Harris, R.A., Zakon, H.H. 2017. Interacting amino acid replacements allow poison frogs to evolve epibatidine resistance. Science 357, 1261–1266. * joint first coauthorship PDF

Taylor, G.W.*, Santos, J.C.*, Perrault, B. J., Morando, M., Vásquez Almazán, C.R., Sites, J.W. 2017. Sexual dimorphism, phenotypic integration, and the evolution of head structure in casque-headed lizards. Ecology & Evolution (early online). * joint first coauthorship with GWT as an undergraduate PDF

Tarvin, R.D., Powell, E.A., Santos, J.C., Ron, S.R.,Cannatella, D.C. 2017. The birth of aposematism: High phenotypic divergence and low genetic diversity in a young clade of poison frogs. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 109: 283–295 PDF

Sinervo, B. and other 36 coauthors including Santos, J.C. 2017. Climate change and collapsing thermal niches of Mexican endemic reptiles. University of California Working Papers. Mexico Initiative. PDF

Shik, J., Gomez, E., William, P.T., Santos, J.C., Wcislo, W., Boomsma J.J. 2016. Overcoming co-evolutionary constraint millions of years after fungal crop domestication by attine ants. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 113 (36): 10121–10126 PDF

Tarvin, R.D., Santos, J.C., O’Connell L.A., Zakon H.H., Cannatella D.C. 2016. Multipleconvergent amino acid replacements in the muscle voltage-gated sodium channel suggest a high genetic lability conferring alkaloid resistance in poison frogs. Molecular Biology and Evolution 33(4):1068–1081 PDF

Santos, J.C., Tarvin, R. D., O’Connell, L. A. 2015. A review of chemical defense in poison frogs (Dendrobatidae): Ecology, pharmacokinetics and autoresistance. B.A. Schulte et al. (eds.), Chemical Signals in Vertebrates 13 PDF

Santos, J.C., Baquero, M., Barrio-Amorós, C.L., Coloma, L.A., Erdtmann, L.K., Lima, A.P., Cannatella, D.C. 2014. Aposematism increases acoustic diversification and speciation in poison frogs. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 281:9. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2014.1761 PDF

Shik, J.Z., Santos, J.C., Seal, J.N., Adam Kay, A., Mueller, U.G., Kaspari, M. 2014 Metabolism and the rise of fungus cultivation by ant societies. The American Naturalist 184 (3): 364-373 PDF

Santos, J.C. 2012. Fast molecular evolution associated with high active metabolic rates in poison frogs. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 29(8): 2001-2018. PDF

Barrio-Amorós, C.L., Santos, J.C. 2012. Three new cloud frogs (Aromobates: Dendrobatidae) from the Andes of Venezuela, with notes on Aromobates saltuensis and A. inflexus, and the conservation status and phyogeny of Aromobates). Zootaxa 3422: 1-31 PDF

Santos, J.C., Cannatella, D.C. 2011. Phenotypic integration emerges from aposematism and scale in poison frogs. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 108: 6175-6180. PDF

Barrio-Amorós, C.L., Santos, J.C. 2011. Redescription and generic assignation of Dendrobates rufulus Gorzula (Anura, Dendrobatidae) from Chimantá tepui, Venezuela. Salamandra 47(3): 155-160. PDF

Páez-Vacas, M.I.*, Coloma, L.A., Santos, J.C. 2010. Systematics of the Hyloxalus bocagei complex (Anura: Dendrobatidae): description of two new species and recognition of H. maculosus. Zootaxa Monographs (2711): 1-149. * Undergraduate mentee PDF

Barrio-Amorós, C.L., Santos, J.C., Molina, C.R. 2010. An addition to the diversity of dendrobatid frogs in Venezuela: description of three new collared frogs (Anura: Dendrobatidae:Mannophryne). Phyllomedusa 9(1): 3-35. PDF

Barrio-Amorós, C.L., Santos, J.C. 2010. Amphibia, Anura, Dendrobatidae, Allobates femoralis (Boulenger, 1884): First confirmed country records, Venezuela. CheckList 6 (2): 208-209. PDF

Barrio-Amorós, C.L., Rivas, G.A., Molina, C.R., Santos, J.C., Kaiser, H. 2010. Intraspecific variation in the endangered frog Mannophryne riveroi (Anura, Dendrobatidae, Aromobatinae), with comments on coloration and natural history. Herpetological Notes 3: 151-160. PDF

Barrio-Amorós, C.L., Santos, J.C., Jovanovic, O. 2010. A new dendrobatid frog (Anura: Dendrobatidae: Anomaloglossus) from the Orinoquian rainforest, southern Venezuela. Zootaxa 2413: 37-50 PDF

Santos, J.C., Coloma, L.A., Caldwell, J.P., Summers, K., Ree, R., Cannatella, D.C. 2009. Amazonian amphibian diversity is primarily derived from late Miocene Andean lineages. PLoS-Biology 7:3 (March 10, 2009) PDF

Barrio-Amorós, C.L., Santos, J.C. 2009. Description of a new Allobates (Anura, Dendrobatidae) from the eastern Andean piedmont, Venezuela. Phyllomedusa 8(2): 89-104. PDF

Ron, S.R., Santos, J.C., Cannatella, D.C 2006. Phylogeny of the túngara frog genus Engystomops (= Physalaemus pustulosus species group; Anura: Leptodactylidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 39:392–403. PDF

Graham, C.H., Ron, S.R., Santos, J.C., Schneider, C.J., Moritz, C. 2004. Integrating phylogenetics and environmental niche models to explore speciation mechanisms in dendrobatid frogs. Evolution 58 (8): 1781-1793. PDF

Santos, J.C., Coloma, L.A., Cannatella D.C. 2003. Multiple recurring origins of aposematism and diet specialization in poison frogs. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 100(22):12792–12797. PDF

Paz-y-Mino, C., Burgos, R., Morillo, S.A., Santos, J.C., Fiallo, B.F., Leone, P.E. 2002. BCR-ABL rearrangement frequencies in chronic myeloid leukemia and acute lymphoblastic leukemia in Ecuador, South America. Cancer Genetics and Cytogenetics 132:65-67. (as an undergraduate) PDF