PUBLICATIONS

  • 2017    Gendreau, K.L., Haney, R.A., Schwager, E.E., Wierschin, T., Stanke, M. Richards, S. and J.E. Garb. House spider genome uncovers evolutionary shifts in the diversity and expression of black widow venom proteins associated with extreme toxicity. BMC Genomics. 18(1):178 [pdf]
  • 2016    Haney, R.A., Clarke, T.H., Fitzpatrick, R., Gadgil, R., Hayashi, C.Y., Ayoub,N.A. and J.E. Garb. Gene duplication, positive selection and shifts in gene expression during the evolution of the venom gland transcriptome in widow spiders. Genome Biology and Evolution. 8 (1): 228-242. [pdf]
  • 2015    Clarke, T.H., Garb, J.E., Hayashi, C.Y., Arensburger, P. and N.A. Ayoub.* Spider transcriptomes identify ancient large-scale gene duplication event potentially important  in silk gland evolution. Genome Biology and Evolution.  7 (7):1856-1870.
  • 2014    Correa-Garhwal S.M. and J.E. Garb. Diverse formulas for spider dragline fibers demonstrated by molecular and mechanical characterization of spitting spider silk. Biomacromolecules.15(12):4598-605.
  • 2014    Garb, J.E. Extraction of venom and venom gland microdissections from spiders for proteomic and transcriptomic analyses. Journal of Visualized Experiments. (93), e51618, doi:10.3791/51618
  • 2014    Bhere, K.V., Haney, R.A. , Ayoub, N.A., and J.E. Garb. Gene structure, regulatory control and evolution of black widow venom latrotoxins. FEBS Letters. 588: 3891-3897.
  • 2014     McCowan, C. & J.E. Garb. Recruitment and diversification of an ecdysozoan family of neuropeptide hormones for black widow spider venom expression. Gene. 536(2): 366-375.
  • 2014    Zobel-Thropp, P.A., Correa, S. , Garb, J.E. & G.J. Binford. Spit and venom from Scytodes spiders: a diverse and distinct cocktail. Journal of Proteome Research. 13 (2): 817–835.
  • 2013    Garb, J.E. Spider Silk: an ancient biomaterial for 21st century research. In Spider Research in the 21st Century. (ed.) David Penney. Siri Scientific Press, Manchester
  • 2013    Garb, J.E. & C.Y. Hayashi. Molecular evolution of α-latrotoxin, the exceptionally potent vertebrate neurotoxin in black widow spider venom. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 30(5): 999-1014.
  • 2013    Ayoub, N.A., Garb, J.E., Kuelbs A., & C.Y. Hayashi. Ancient properties of spider silks revealed by the complete gene sequence of the prey-wrapping silk protein AcSp1. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 30(3): 589-601.
  • 2012    Starrett, J., Garb, J.E., Kuelbs A., Ogogua, U., & C.Y. Hayashi. Early events in the evolution of spider silk genes. PLoS ONE. 7(6): e38084
  • 2010    Garb, J.E., Ayoub, N.A. & C.Y. Hayashi. Untangling spider silk evolution with spidroin terminal domains. BMC Evolutionary Biology. 10:243 (full text).
  • 2009    Garb, J.E. & R.G. Gillespie. Diversity despite dispersal: Colonization history and phylogeography of Hawaiian crab spiders inferred from multilocus genetic data. Molecular Ecology. 18:1746-1764.
  • 2009    Collin, M.A., Garb, J.E., Edgerly, J.S., & C.Y. Hayashi. Characterization of silk spun by the embiopteran,Antipaluria urichi. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 39: 75-82.
  • 2008    Vink, C.J., Hedin, M.C., Bodner, M.R., Maddison, W.P., Hayashi, C.Y. & J.E. Garb. Actin 5C, a promising nuclear gene for spider phylogenetics. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 48: 377-382.
  • 2007    Garb, J.E, DiMauro, T., Lewis, R.V. & C.Y. Hayashi. Expansion and intragenic homogenization of spider silk genes since the Triassic: evidence from Mygalomorphae (tarantulas and their kin) spidroins. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 24(11): 2454–2464.
  • 2007    Ayoub, N. A., Garb, J. E., Tinghitella, R., Collins, M. & C. Y. Hayashi. Blueprint for a high performance biomaterial: full length spider dragline silk genes. PLoS ONE 2(6): e514.
  • 2007    Ayoub, N.A., Garb, J.E., Hedin, M.C. & C.Y. Hayashi. Utility of the nuclear protein-coding gene, elongation factor-1 gamma (EF-1g), for spider systematics, emphasizing family level relationships of tarantulas and their kin (Araneae: Mygalomorphae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 42:394-409.
  • 2006    Garb, J.E., DiMauro, T., Vo, V. & C. Y. Hayashi. Silk genes support the single origin of orb-webs. Science 312:1762.
  • 2006    Garb, J.E. & R.G. Gillespie. Island hopping across the central Pacific: mitochondrial DNA detects sequential colonization of the Austral Islands by crab spiders (Araneae: Thomisidae). Journal of Biogeography 33:201–220.
  • 2006   Garb, J.E. A new species of thomisid spider from the Society Islands with a description of the male of Misumenops melloleitaoi (Araneae, Thomisidae). Journal of Arachnology 34:357-367.
  • 2005    Garb, J.E. & C.Y. Hayashi. Modular evolution of egg case silk genes across orb-weaving spider superfamilies. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 102(32): 11379–11384.
  • 2004    Garb, J.E., Gonzalez, A. & R.G. Gillespie. The black widow spider genus Latrodectus: phylogeny, biogeography and invasion history. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 31(3):1127-1142.
  • 2000    Garb, J., Kotler, B.P. & J.S. Brown. Foraging and community consequences of seed size selection for coexisting Negev Desert grainivores. Oikos 88(2): 291-300.
  • 1999    Garb, J.E. Unusual phenotype suggests role for homeotic genes in arachnid development. Journal of Arachnology 27(2): 539-541.
  • 1999    Garb, J.E. An adaptive radiation of Hawaiian Thomisidae: biogeographic and genetic evidence. Journal of Arachnology 27(1): 71-78.
  • 1999    Blaustein, L., Garb, J., Shebitz, D. & E. Nevo. Microclimate and community structure in artificial temporary pools. Hydrobiologia 392: 187-196.
  • 1998    Gillespie, R.G, Rivera, M.J., & J.E. Garb. Sun, surf and spiders: taxonomy and phylogeography of Hawaiian Araneae. In Proceeding of the 17th European Colloquium of Arachnology, Edingburgh 1997. (ed.) P.A. Selden. British Arachnological Society:Burnham Beeches, Bucks. pp 41-50.