John M. Mercer

John M. Mercer

Associate Professor of the Practice in the Department of Biology

Office Location: 
239 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Front Office Address: 
Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0338
Phone: 
(919) 660-7354

Selected Grants

(97-1024) Molecular Systematics of the Sciuridae awarded by National Science Foundation (Co-Principal Investigator). 1998 to 2002

Louise Roth, V., and J. M. Mercer. “Themes and variation in sciurid evolution.” Evolution of the Rodents: Advances in Phylogeny, Functional Morphology and Development, 2015, pp. 221–45. Scopus, doi:10.1017/CBO9781107360150.009. Full Text

Mercer, J. M. “Cooperativity.” Brenner’s Encyclopedia of Genetics: Second Edition, 2013, pp. 183–87. Scopus, doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-374984-0.00339-9. Full Text

Mercer, J. M. “Unequal Crossing Over.” Brenner’s Encyclopedia of Genetics: Second Edition, 2013, pp. 252–56. Scopus, doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-374984-0.01604-1. Full Text

Fernandez de la Mora, J., et al. “Simplified kinetic treatment of heavy molecule velocity persistence effects: Application to species separation.” Rarefied Gas Dynamics: Progress in Astronautics and Aeronautics, edited by S. S. Fisher, vol. 74, 1981, pp. 617–26.

Turck, Charles J., et al. “Major publications in the critical care pharmacotherapy literature: February 2012 through February 2013..” American Journal of Health System Pharmacy : Ajhp : Official Journal of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists, vol. 71, no. 1, Jan. 2014, pp. 68–77. Epmc, doi:10.2146/ajhp130303. Full Text

Bennett, Sarah M., et al. “Slip-sliding away: serial changes and homoplasy in repeat number in the Drosophila yakuba homolog of human cancer susceptibility gene BRCA2..” Plos One, vol. 5, no. 6, June 2010. Epmc, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0011006. Full Text Open Access Copy

Siegel, Steven J., et al. “RNase 1 genes from the family Sciuridae define a novel rodent ribonuclease cluster..” Mammalian Genome : Official Journal of the International Mammalian Genome Society, vol. 20, no. 11–12, Nov. 2009, pp. 749–57. Epmc, doi:10.1007/s00335-009-9215-4. Full Text

Louise Roth, V., and J. M. Mercer. “Differing rates of macroevolutionary diversification in arboreal squirrels.” Current Science, vol. 95, no. 7, Oct. 2008, pp. 857–61.

Kronauer, D. J., et al. “A phylogeographically distinct and deep divergence in the widespread Neotropical turnip-tailed gecko, Thecadactylus rapicauda..” Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, vol. 34, no. 2, Feb. 2005, pp. 431–37. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2004.10.009. Full Text

Mercer, John M., and V. Louise Roth. “The effects of Cenozoic global change on squirrel phylogeny..” Science (New York, N.Y.), vol. 299, no. 5612, Mar. 2003, pp. 1568–72. Epmc, doi:10.1126/science.1079705. Full Text

Louise Roth, V., and J. M. Mercer. “Morphometrics in development and evolution.” American Zoologist, vol. 40, no. 5, Dec. 2000, pp. 801–10.

Zeng, Z. B., et al. “Genetic architecture of a morphological shape difference between two Drosophila species..” Genetics, vol. 154, no. 1, Jan. 2000, pp. 299–310.

Liu, J., et al. “Genetic analysis of a morphological shape difference in the male genitalia of Drosophila simulans and D. mauritiana..” Genetics, vol. 142, no. 4, Apr. 1996, pp. 1129–45.

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