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Reznick, D. N., M. Mateos, and M. S. Springer.  2002.  Independent origins and rapid evolution of the placenta in the fish genus Poeciliopsis.  Science 298: 1018-1020.

M. J. O’Neill, B. R. Lawton, M. Mateos, D. M. Liscinsky, G. C. Ferreri, T. Hrbek, R. W. Meredith, D. N. Reznick, R. J. O’Neill.  2008.  Ancient and continuing Darwinian selection on Insulin-like growth factor II in placental fishes.  PNAS 104: 12104-12109.

Banet, A. I. and D. N. Reznick.  2008.  Do Placental Species Abort Offspring?  Testing an Assumption of the Trexler-DeAngelis Model.  Functional Ecology 22: 323-331.

Pollux, B. J. A., Pires, M. N., Banet, A. I, and Reznick, D. N.  2009. Evolution of placentas in the fish family Poeciliidae: An empirical study of macroevolution.  Annual Reviews of Ecology and Systematics 40: 271-289.

Pires, M. N., J. Arendt and D. N. Reznick.  2010.  The evolution of placentas and superfetation in the fish genus Poecilia (Cyprinodontiformes: Poeciliidae: subgenera Micropoecilia and Acanthocephalus).  Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 99: 784-796.

Meredith, R. W., M. N. Pires, D. N. Reznick and M. S. Springer.  2010. Molecular phylogenetic relationships and the evolution of the placenta in Poecilia(Micropoecilia) (Poeciliidae: Cyprindontiformes).  Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 55: 631-639.

Banet, A. I., A. J. Au and D. N. Reznick.  2010.  Is mom in charge? Implications of resource provisioning on the evolution of the placenta.  Evolution 64: 3172-3182.

Meredith, R. W., M. N. Pires, D. N. Reznick and M. S. Springer.  2011.  Molecular phylogenetic relationships and the coevolution of placentotrophy and superfetation in Poecilia (Poeciliidae: Cyprinodontiformes).  Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 59: 148-157.

Pollux, B. J. A. and D. N. Reznick. 2011.  Matrotrophy limits a female’s ability to adaptively adjust offspring size and fecundity in fluctuating environments.  Functional Ecology 25: 747-756.

Pires, M. N., R. D. Bassar, K. E. McBride, J. U. Regus, T. Garland and D. N. Reznick. 2011.  Why do placentas evolve? An evaluation of the life-history facilitation hypothesis in the fish genus Poeciliopsis.  Functional Ecology 25: 757-768.

Panhuis, T. M., G. Broitman-Maduro, J. Uhrig, M. Maduro, and D. N. Reznick.  2011. Analysis of expressed sequence tags from the placenta of the live-bearing fish Poeciliopsis (Poeciliidae).  J. of Heredity 102: 352-361.

Regus, J. U., J. B. Johnson, S. A. Webb and D. N. Reznick.  2013.  Comparative life histories of  fish in the genus Phallichthys (Pisces: Poeciliidae). J. of Fish Biology 83: 144-155.

Bassar, R. D., S.Auer and D. N. Reznick.  Why do placentas evolve?  A test of the life history facilitation hypothesis in two clades in the genus Poeciliopsis  representing two independent origins of placentas.  Functional Ecology, in press (12/13)

Pollux, B. J. A., R. W. Meredith, M. S. Springer and D. N. Reznick. 2014. The evolution of the placenta drives a shift in sexual selection in livebearing fish.  Nature, 513, 233-236.

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