Morris Lab Publications

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Morris, R.L., H.W. Pope*, A.N. Sholi*, L.M. Williams*, C.R. Ettinger*, G.M. Beacham*, T. Shintaku*, Z.D. Abbott*, and E.M. Doherty*. (2015) Methods for imaging individual cilia in living echinoid embryos. Methods in Cell Biology, Volume 127, ISSN 0091-679X, (in press).

J.H. Henson, A.D. Gianakas*, L.H. Henson*, C.L. Lakin*, M.K. Voss*, J. Bewersdorf, R. Oldenbourg, and R.L. Morris. (2014) Broadening the Spectrum of Actin-Based Protrusive Activity Mediated by Arp2/3 Complex-Facilitated Polymerization: Motility of Cytoplasmic Ridges and Tubular Projections. Cytoskeleton 71(8):484-500. doi: 10.1002/cm.21186. Epub 2014 Aug 26.

J.F. Warner, A.M. McCarthy*, R.L. Morris, D.R. McClay. (2013) Hedgehog Signaling Requires Motile Cilia in the Sea Urchin. Mol Biol Evol. 2013 Nov 5. doi:10.1093/molbev/mst176.

E.F. Dunn, V.N. Moy, L.M. Angerer, R.C. Angerer, R.L. Morris, and K.J. Peterson.  (2007)  Molecular paleoecology: Using gene regulatory analysis to address the origins of complex life cycles in the late Precambrian.  Evolution and Development 9(1):10-24.

Sea Urchin Genome Sequencing Consortium: 228 co-authors including Sodergren E, Weinstock GM, Davidson EH, Cameron RA, ..., Burgess DR, ..., R.L. Morris, ..., Allgood EL*, Cool J*, Judkins KM*, McCafferty SS, Musante AM*, Obar RA, Rawson AP*, Rossetti BJ*, Gibbons IR, Hoffman MP, Leone A*, ...  (2006).  The genome of the sea urchin Strongylocentrotus purpuratus. Science. 314(5801):941-52.

R.L. Morris, Hoffman MP, Obar RA, McCafferty SS, Gibbons IR, Leone AD*, Cool J*, Allgood EL*, Musante AM*, Judkins KM*, Rossetti BJ*, Rawson AP*, Burgess DR.  (2006).  Analysis of cytoskeletal and motility proteins in the sea urchin genome assembly. Developmental Biology 300(1):219-37.

R.L. Morris, C.N. English*, J.E. Lou*, F.J. Dufort*, J.J. Nordberg*, M. Terasaki, and B. Hinkle.  (2004) Redistribution of the kinesin-II subunit KAP from cilia to nuclei during the mitotic and ciliogenic cycles in sea urchin embryos.  Developmental Biology 274:56-69.

R.L. Morris, H.M. Brown, B.D. Wright, D.J. Sharp, W. Sullivan, and J.M. Scholey. (2001) Microinjection methods for analyzing the functions of kinesins in early embryos.  In Methods in Molecular Biology: Kinesin Protocols.  164:163-172.

R.L. Morris. (2001) Navigating by landmarks.  Cell  105:310-312.  (book review of Landmark Papers in Cell Biology, edited  by Joseph G. Gall and J. Richard MacIntosh, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, and Bathesda, MD; American Society for Cell Biology and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, 532 pp.)

G C. Rogers, K. K. Chui, E..W. Lee*, K.P. Wedaman, D.J. Sharp, G. Holland, R.L. Morris, and J.M. Scholey.  (2000).  A Kinesin-Related Protein, KRP180, Positions Spindle Poles During Early Sea Urchin Embryonic Cell Division.  Journal of Cell Biology 150:499-512.

R.L. Morris and J.M. Scholey. (1997) Heterotrimeric kinesin-II is required for the assembly of motile 9+2 ciliary axonemes on sea urchin embryos. Journal of Cell Biology 138:1009-1022.

G.-Q. Bi,  R.L. Morris, G. Liao, J.M. Alderton, J.M. Scholey, and R.A. Steinhardt.  (1997)  Kinesin- and myosin-driven steps of vesicle recruitment for Ca2+-regulated exocytosis.  J. Cell Biology 138:999-1008.

R.L. Morris and P.J. Hollenbeck. (1995) Axonal transport of mitochondria along microtubules and F-actin in living vertebrate neurons.  Journal of Cell Biology 131:1315-1326.

R.L. Morris and P.J. Hollenbeck. (1993) The regulation of bidirectional mitochondrial transport is coordinated with axonal outgrowth. Journal of Cell Science 104:917-927.

B. Pouvelle, R. Spiegel, L. Hsiao, R.J. Howard, R.L. Morris, A.P. Thomas, and T.F. Taraschi.  (1991)  Direct access to serum macromolecules by intraerythrocytic malaria parasites.  Nature  353:73-75.

M. Prentki, M.C. Glennon, A.P. Thomas, R.L. Morris, F.M. Matschinsky, and B.E. Corky. (1988)  Cell-specific patterns of oscillating free Ca2+ in carbamylcholine-stimulated insulinoma cells.  Journal of Biological Chemistry 263(23):11044-7.

S.K. Majumdar, O. Delucia*, R. Holt*, C. Derivaux*, R. Marcus*, P. Erwin*, L. Mineo, P. Steed*, and R.L. Morris*. (1987)  Effects of limestone treatment on microbial communities and sediment chemistry in acid stressed Pennsylvania lakes, U.S.A.  In:  Acid rain: scientific and technical advances.  R. Perry, R.M. Harrison, J.N.B. Bell, and J.N. Lester, eds.  Selper, Ltd.  London. p.465-472.

L. Mineo, S.K. Majumdar, J. Wasserman*, E. Abitanta*, G. Rall*, P. Steed*, and R.L. Morris*. (1986)  Ectomycorrhizal frequency of Pennsylvania oaks and other forest trees in two soil types as related to soil chemistry and tissue contents.  Proceedings of the Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences 60:1, p.89.

P. Steed*, S.K. Majumdar, G. Rall*, R. Snyder*, R.L. Morris*, K. Berger*, T. Baker*, and L. Mineo.  (1986)  Microbiological studied of two acid-stressed lakes in the Poconos before and after limestone application.  Proceedings of the Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences 60:1, p.95.

S.K. Majumdar, P. Steed*, G. Rall, O. Delucia*, R. Snyder*, L.  Mineo, R.L. Morris*, C. Barthelmes*, K. Berger*, and T. Baker*.  (1986)  Impact of acid precipitation and lime neutralization on bacteria and diatom populations in two lakes in the Poconos, Pennsylvania.   In: Endangered and threatened species programs in Pennsylvania and other states: causes, issues, and management.  S.K. Majumdar, F. Brenner, and A. Rhoads, eds.  Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences.  p.472-485.

Published Abstracts:

R.L. Morris,  B.J. Rossetti*,  D.R. Burgess,  A.M. Musante*,  K.M. Judkins*,  A.P. Rawson*. (2006)  Analysis of ciliary and flagellar genes in the sea urchin genome.   Molecular Biology of the Cell  17 (supplement): Poster L54.  (abstract presented at the late breaking poster section of the American Society for Cell Biology Meeting, San Diego, CA, in December, 2006)

R.L. Morris, D. Erkoboni*, J. Nordberg*, C.N. English*, F.J. Dufort*, A.Manning*. (2005)
Stepwise ciliary growth on sea urchin embryos supported by kinesin-2.  Molecular Biology of the Cell  16 (supplement).  (abstract for poster presented at the American Society for Cell Biology Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December, 2005).

R.L. Morris, G.C Collins, C.N. English*, D.M. Kyes*, and G.G. Ahrendts.  (2003). ICUC: a digital imaging lab infusing active learning throughout an undergraduate  science curriculum.  Molecular Biology of the Cell  14(supplement):248a. 2003.  (abstract presented at the American Society for Cell Biology Meeting, San Francisco, in December, 2003)

R.L. Morris, C. English*, J. Lou*, M. Terasaki, B. Hinkle, J. Nordberg*, and F. Dufort*.  (2002) Redistribution of kinesin-II from cilia to nuclei during the cell cycle in early sea urchin embryos.  Molecular Biology of the Cell  13(supplement):323a.  (abstract presented with C. English, J. Nordberg, and M. Terasaki at the American Society for Cell Biology Meeting, San Francisco, in December, 2002)

R.L. Morris, M. Terasaki, B. Hinkle, J. Lou*, A. Manning*, J. Nordberg*, F. Dufort*, and M. Kwon. (2000) Stepwise growth and maturation of cilia on sea urchin embryos correlate with kinesin-II redistribution. Molecular Biology of the Cell 11(S):81a. (abstract presented with J. Lou, A. Manning, J. Nordberg, and M. Terasaki at American Society for Cell Biology Meeting, San Francisco, in December 2000)

R.L. Morris, F.J. Dufort*, J.J. Nordberg*, and M. Kwon. (1999) Stepwise growth and maturation of cilia on sea urchin embryos correlate with the presence of kinesin-II.  Molecular Biology of the Cell 10(S):386a. (abstract presented with J. Nordberg, at American Society for Cell Biol. Mtg., Washington DC, Dec. 1999).  

B. O'Rourke, R.L. Morris, D.K. Reibel, and A.P. Thomas. (1988)  Digital image analysis of contraction and the calcium transient in Fura-2-loaded rat cardiomyocytes using a CCD camera. FASEB Journal 2(5):A979 (abstr).

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