James Marden

Associate Director of Operations, Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences; Professor of Biology

James Marden

Research Summary

How physiological variation within species affects their ecology and evolution. Primarily with insects, but recently also with plants, and a particular interest in allelic variation in the pathogen resistance genes of tropical trees.

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Huck Affiliations


Publication Tags

Genes Transcriptome Insects Flight Oxygen Insecta Host Plants Proteins Gene Expression Gene Hypoxia Population Genomics Protein Alleles Effect Lectins Polysaccharides Enzymes Life History Pathogens Genetic Variation Butterflies Gene Frequency Host Plant

Most Recent Papers

Teaching RNAseq at undergraduate institutions: A tutorial and R package from the Genome Consortium for Active Teaching

James Marden, Mark Peterson, John Malloy, Vincent Buonaccorsi, CourseSource, Vol 2. on p. online journal with no page numbers

Alleles in metabolic and oxygen-sensing genes are associated with antagonistic pleiotropic effects on life history traits and population fitness in an ecological model insect*

James H. Marden, Erica A. Langford, Molly A. Robertson, Howard W. Fescemyer, 2021, Evolution; international journal of organic evolution on p. 116-129

Enhanced heat tolerance of viral-infected aphids leads to niche expansion and reduced interspecific competition

Mitzy F. Porras, Carlos A. Navas, James H. Marden, Mark C. Mescher, Consuelo M. De Moraes, Sylvain Pincebourde, Andrés Sandoval-Mojica, Juan A. Raygoza-Garay, German A. Holguin, Edwin G. Rajotte, Tomás A. Carlo, 2020, Nature Communications

Resistance genes affect how pathogens maintain plant abundance and diversity

Simon Maccracken Stump, James H. Marden, Noelle G. Beckman, Scott A. Mangan, Liza S. Comita, 2020, American Naturalist on p. 472-486

Host plant defense produces species-specific alterations to flight muscle protein structure and flight-related fitness traits of two armyworms

Scott L. Portman, Gary W. Felton, Rupesh R. Kariyat, James H. Marden, 2020, Journal of Experimental Biology

Widely distributed variation in tolerance to Phytophthora palmivora in four genetic groups of cacao

Andrew Fister, Mariela Leandro-Muñoz, Dapeng Zhang, James H. Marden, Peter Tiffin, Claude dePamphilis, Siela Maximova, Mark J. Guiltinan, 2020, Tree Genetics and Genomes

Gene Expression Modularity Reveals Footprints of Polygenic Adaptation in Theobroma cacao

Tuomas Hämälä, Mark J. Guiltinan, James H. Marden, Siela N. Maximova, Claude dePamphilis, Peter Tiffin, 2020, Molecular Biology and Evolution on p. 110-123

Discovery of antitumor lectins from rainforest tree root transcriptomes

Atip Lawanprasert, Caitlin A. Guinan, Erica A. Langford, Carly E. Hawkins, Janna N. Sloand, Howard W. Fescemyer, Matthew R. Aronson, Jacob A. Halle, James H. Marden, Scott H. Medina, 2020, PLoS One

Filling Adeno-Associated Virus Capsids: Estimating Success by Cryo-Electron Microscopy

Suriyasri Subramanian, Anna C. Maurer, Carol M. Bator, Alexander M. Makhov, James F. Conway, Kevin B. Turner, James H. Marden, Luk H. Vandenberghe, Susan L. Hafenstein, 2019, Human Gene Therapy on p. 1449-1460

Antipredator behavior by a nesting hummingbird in response to a caterpillar with eyespots

James H. Marden, José Freiner Pérez Carrillo, 2019, Ecology

Most-Cited Papers

Two genomes of highly polyphagous lepidopteran pests (Spodoptera frugiperda, Noctuidae) with different host-plant ranges

Anaïs Gouin, Anthony Bretaudeau, Kiwoong Nam, Sylvie Gimenez, Jean Marc Aury, Bernard Duvic, Frédérique Hilliou, Nicolas Durand, Nicolas Montagné, Isabelle Darboux, Suyog Kuwar, Thomas Chertemps, David Siaussat, Anne Bretschneider, Yves Moné, Seung Joon Ahn, Sabine Hänniger, Anne Sophie Gosselin Grenet, David Neunemann, Florian Maumus, Isabelle Luyten, Karine Labadie, Wei Xu, Fotini Koutroumpa, Jean Michel Escoubas, Angel Llopis, Martine Maïbèche-Coisne, Fanny Salasc, Archana Tomar, Alisha R. Anderson, Sher Afzal Khan, Pascaline Dumas, Marion Orsucci, Julie Guy, Caroline Belser, Adriana Alberti, Benjamin Noel, Arnaud Couloux, Jonathan Mercier, Sabine Nidelet, Emeric Dubois, Nai Yong Liu, Isabelle Boulogne, Olivier Mirabeau, Gaelle Le Goff, Karl Gordon, John Oakeshott, Fernando L. Consoli, Anne Nathalie Volkoff, Howard W. Fescemyer, James H. Marden, Dawn S. Luthe, Salvador Herrero, David G. Heckel, Patrick Wincker, Gael J. Kergoat, Joelle Amselem, Hadi Quesneville, Astrid T. Groot, Emmanuelle Jacquin-Joly, Nicolas Nègre, Claire Lemaitre, Fabrice Legeai, Emmanuelle D'Alençon, Philippe Fournier, 2017, Scientific Reports

Nature's inordinate fondness for metabolic enzymes

James H. Marden, 2013, Molecular Ecology on p. 5743-5764

Origin and diversification of wings

Victor Medved, James H. Marden, Howard W. Fescemyer, Joshua P. Der, Jin Liu, Najmus Mahfooz, Aleksandar Popadić, 2015, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on p. 15946-15951

Ecological genomics of tropical trees

J. H. Marden, S. A. Mangan, M. P. Peterson, E. Wafula, H. W. Fescemyer, J. P. Der, C. W. dePamphilis, L. S. Comita, 2017, Molecular Ecology on p. 2498-2513

Genetic variation in hif signaling underlies quantitative variation in physiological and life-history traits within lowland butterfly populations

James H. Marden, Howard W. Fescemyer, Rudolf J. Schilder, William R. Doerfler, Juan C. Vera, Christopher W. Wheat, 2013, Evolution; international journal of organic evolution on p. 1105-1115

Maize toxin degrades peritrophic matrix proteins and stimulates compensatory transcriptome responses in fall armyworm midgut

Howard W. Fescemyer, Germán V. Sandoya, Torrence A. Gill, Seval Ozkan, James H. Marden, Dawn S. Luthe, 2013, Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology on p. 280-291

A pathway analysis of melanin patterning in a hemimetabolous insect

Jin Liu, Thomas R. Lemonds, James H. Marden, Aleksandar Popadić, 2016, Genetics on p. 403-413

Cascading effects of host plant inbreeding on the larval growth, muscle molecular composition, and flight capacity of an adult herbivorous insect

Scott L. Portman, Rupesh R. Kariyat, Michelle A. Johnston, Andrew G. Stephenson, James H. Marden, 2015, Functional Ecology on p. 328-337

Inbreeding compromises host plant defense gene expression and improves herbivore survival

Scott L. Portman, Rupesh R. Kariyat, Michelle A. Johnston, Andrew G. Stephenson, James H. Marden, 2015, Plant Signaling and Behavior on p. 1-4

Insights into the development and evolution of exaggerated traits using de novo transcriptomes of two species of horned scarab beetles

Ian A. Warren, J. Cristobal Vera, Annika Johns, Robert Zinna, James H. Marden, Douglas J. Emlen, Ian Dworkin, Laura C. Lavine, 2014, PLoS One