Sonya Ford

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From its initial discovery in the Gulf of Mexico in the late 1940s until 1990, Perkinsus marinus, the parasite responsible for Dermo disease in the eastern oyster, Crassostrea virginica, was rarely found north of Chesapeake Bay. In 1990–92, an apparent range extension of the parasite led to epizootic outbreaks of the disease over a 500 km range north of(More)
Compared with the deer mouse, Peromyscus maniculatus, the grasshopper mouse, Onychomys leucogaster, exhibits modifications in its jaw-muscle architecture that promote wide gapes and large bite forces at wide gapes to prey upon large vertebrate prey. In this study, we determine whether jaw-muscle anatomy predicts gape and biting performance in O.(More)
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