Diet of Bog Turtles (Glyptemys muhlenbergii) from Northern and Southern New Jersey, USA

Nelson A. Melendez, Brian Zarate, Jonathan Fingerut, and Scott P. McRobert
Herpetological Conservation and Biology 12:272–278

Abstract.—We tracked Bog Turtles (Glyptemys muhlenbergii) using radio-telemetry equipment to obtain fecal samples. We analyzed fecal samples to determine the identity of food items in both northern and southern populations in New Jersey, USA. Food items identi ed included: beetles, millipedes, ants, ies, caddis y larvae, snails, and plant material, including seeds. While we found no signi cant di erences between the diets of the two populations, fecal samples from the northern population contained more millipedes, caddis fly larvae, flies, and snails. Conversely, fecal samples from the southern population contained more beetles and seeds. This work adds to the basic life-history data on Glyptemys muhlenbergii, and may be valuable to conservation e orts.

Phage Genomics laboratory

Over 60 students who participated in Phage Genomics laboratory since 2009 were co-authors on a published paper on bacteriophage genomics: Pope et al., (2015) “Whole genome comparison of a large collection of mycobacteriophages reveals a continuum of phage genetic diversity” elife 4:e06416

Forster, B.M., C.M. Baker, D. El-Naccache, and C. J. Springer.

Forster, B.M., C.M. Baker, D. El-Naccache, and C. J. Springer. 2015. Construction of Phylogenetic Trees in a Non-Majors Biology Laboratory as a Means of Teaching Biod)iversity. Article 30 in Tested Studies for Laboratory Teaching, Volume 36 (K. McMahon, Editor). Proceedings of the 36th Conference of the Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE). HTTP://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-36/v36reprint.php?ch=30

Havekes, R., Park, A.J., Tolentino, R.E., Bruinenberg V.M., Tudor, J.C., Lee, Y., Hansen, R.T., Guercio, L.A., Linton, E., Neves-Zaph, S.R., Baillie, G., Meerlo, P., Houslay, M.D., and Abel, T.

Havekes, R., Park, A.J., Tolentino, R.E., Bruinenberg V.M., Tudor, J.C., Lee, Y., Hansen, R.T., Guercio, L.A., Linton, E., Neves-Zaph, S.R., Baillie, G., Meerlo, P., Houslay, M.D., and Abel, T.  (2016).  Compartmentalized PDE4A5 signaling impairs hippocampal synaptic plasticity and long-term memory. Journal of Neuroscience, 36(34):8936-46.