Potts Publications

2022 Friend virus severity is associated with male mouse social status and environmental temperature. Stark DL, Cauceglia JW, Sitzman VN, Repetto MC, Tadje JM, Potts WK. Animal Behavior. view pdf version

2021 Middlebrook EA, Stark DL, Cornwall DH, Kubinak JL, Potts WK (2021) Deep sequencing of MHC-adapted viral lines reveals complex recombinational exchanges with endogenous retroviruses leading to high-frequency variants. Frontiers in Genetics. 12:716623. doi: 10.3389/fgene.2021.716623 view pdf version

2021 Cornwall DH, Ruff JS, Zachary ER, Young CP, Maguire KM, Painter RJ, Trujillo SM, Potts WK. Horizontal transmission of a murine retrovirus is driven by males within semi-natural enclosures. Functional Ecology. First published: 02 February 2021.view online version

2020 Cauceglia JW, Nelson AC, Rubinstein ND, Kukreja S, Sasso LN, Beaufort JA, Rando OJ, Potts WK. Transitions in paternal social status predict patterns of offspring growth and metabolic transcription. Molecular Ecology. Feb;29(3):624-638. doi: 10.1111/mec.15346. Epub 2020 Jan 19. PMID: 31885115. view online version

2020 Cooper AN, Cunningham CB, Morris JS, Ruff JS, Potts WK, Carrier DR. Musculoskeletal mass and shape are correlated with competitive ability in male house mice (Mus musculus). J Exp Biol. 2020 Feb 7;223(Pt 3). pii: jeb213389. doi: 10.1242/jeb.213389. PMID: 31915200 view online version

2018 Cornwall D.H., Kubinak J.L., Zachary E., Stark D.L., Seipel D., Potts W.K. Experimental manipulation of population-level MHC diversity controls pathogen virulence evolution in Mus musculus. J Evol Biol. 31:314-322. doi: 10.1111/jeb.13225. Epub 2018 Jan 12. PMID: 29266576 view online version

2017 Morris J.S., Ruff J.S., Potts W.K., Carrier D.R. A disparity between locomotor economy and territory-holding ability in male house mice. J. Exp. Biol. 220:2521-2528. doi: 10.1242/jeb.154823. Epub 2017 May 3. PMID: 28468871. view online version

2017 Morris J.S., Ruff J.S., Potts W.K., Carrier D.R. A disparity between locomotor economy and territory-holding ability in male house mice. J. Exp. Biol. 220:2521-2528. doi: 10.1242/jeb.154823. Epub 2017 May 3. PMID: 28468871.

2017 Ruff, JS., Saffarini, R.B., Ramoz, L.L., Morrison, L.C., Baker, S., Laverty, S.M., Tvrdik, P., Capecchi, M.R. & Potts, W.K. Mouse fitness measures reveal incomplete functional redundancy of Hox paralogous group 1 proteins PLoS ONE 12(4): e0174975. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0174975 view online version

2017 Ruff, J.S., Cornwall, D.H., Morrison,L.C.,Cauceglia, J.W., Nelson, A.C., Gaukler, S.M., Meagher, S., Carroll, L.S. & Potts, W.K. Sexual selection constrains the body mass of male but not female mice. Ecol Evol. 2017; 00:1–5. doi:10.1002/ece3.2753. view online version

2016 Mowry A.V., Kavazis A.N., Sirman A.E., Potts W.K., and Hood WR Reproduction Does Not Adversely Affect Liver Mitochondrial Respiratory Function but Results in Lipid Peroxidation and Increased Antioxidants in House Mice. PLoS ONE 11(8): e0160883. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0160883view online version

2016 Gaukler, S.M, Ruff, J.S. & Potts, W.K. Paroxetine exposure skews litter sex ratios in mice suggesting a Trivers-Willard process. Behav Ecol. 27: 1113-1121 view online version

2016 Gaukler, S.M, Ruff, J.S., Galland, T., Underwood T.K., Kandaris, K.A., Liu, N.M., Morrison, L.C., Veranth, J.M. & Potts, W.K., Quantification of cerivastatin toxicity supports Organismal Performance Assays as an effective tool during pharmaceutical safety assessment. Evol Appl. 9: 685-695. view online version

2016 Gaukler, S.M, Ruff, J.S. & Potts, W.K., Paroxetine exposure skews litter sex ratios in mice suggesting a Trivers-Willard process. Behav Ecol. Online ahead of print view online version

2016 Gaukler, S.M, Ruff, J.S., Morrison, L.C. & Potts, W.K.,, Rofecoxib-induced deleterious effects escape detection by organismal performance assays. J Pharm Negative Results. 7: 4-11. view online version

2015 Kubinak, J.L., Stephens, W.Z., Soto, R., Petersen, C., Chiaro, T., Gogokhia, L., Bell, R., Ajami, N.J., Petrosino, J.F., Morrison, L., Potts, W.K., Jensen, P.E., O’Connell, R.M., & Round, J.L. MHC variation sculpts individualized microbial communities that control susceptibility to enteric infection. Nature Communications 6, Article number: 8642view online version

2015 Ruff, J.S., Saffarini, R.B., Ramoz, L.L., Morrison, L.C., Baker, S., Laverty, S.M., Tvrdik,P. & Potts, W.K. Fitness assays reveal incomplete functional redundancy of the HoxA1 and HoxB1 paralogs of mice. Genetics 201, 727-736.view online version

2015 Nelson, A.C., Cunningham, C.B., Ruff, J.S., & Potts, W.K. Expression levels of protein pheromones predict dominant individuals and respond to the formation of social dominance networks. J Evolutionary Biology. 28, 1213-1224.view online version

2015 Zala, S.M., Bilak, A., Perkins, M., Potts, W.K, & Penn, D.J. Female house mice initially shun infected males, but do not avoid mating with them. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 69, 715-722 view online version

2015 Ruff, J.S., Hugentobler, S.A., Suchy, A.K.,Sosa, M.M, Tanner, R.E., Hite, M.E., Morrison, L.C. Gieng, S.H., Shigenaga, M.K. and W.K. Potts. Compared to Sucrose, Previous Consumption of Fructose and Glucose Monosaccharides Reduces Survival and Fitness of Female Mice. The Journal of Nutrition. view online version

2015 Gaukler, S.M., Ruff, J.R., Galland, T., Kandarisa, K.A., Underwood, T.K. Liua, N.M.,Young, E.L., Morrison, L.C., Yost, G.S. and W.K. Potts. Low-dose paroxetine exposure causes lifetime declines in male mouse body weight, reproduction and competitive ability as measured by the novel organismal performance assay. Neurotoxicology and Teratology 57:46-53. view online version

2015 Kubinak, J.L., Cornwall, D.H., Hasenkrug, K.J, Adler, R.R. and W.K. Potts.Serial infection of diverse host (Mus) genotypes rapidly impedes pathogen fitness and virulence. Proceedings B 282:1798 view online version

2013 Nelson, A.C, Cauceglia, J.W., Merkley, S.D., Youngson, N.A., Oler, A.J., Nelson, R.J., Cairns, B.R., Whitelaw, E. & W.K. Potts. Reintroducing domesticated wild mice to sociality induces adaptive transgenerational effects on MUP expression. PNAS 110:19848-19853view online version

2013 Ruff, J.S., Suchy, A.K., Hugentobler, S.A., Schwartz B.L., Morrison, L.C., Gieng, S.H., Shigenaga, M.K & W.K. Potts. Human-relevant levels of added sugar consumption increase female mortality and lower male fitness in mice. Nature Communications 4, Article number: 2245 view online version

2013 Kubinak, J.L. Ruff, J.S., Cornwall, D.H.,Middlebrook, E.A.Hasenkrug, K.J. and W.K. Potts. Experimental viral evolution reveals major histocompatibility complex polymorphisms as the primary host factors controlling pathogen adaptation and virulence. Genes and Immunity (2013) 14, 365–372. view online version

2013 Kubinak, J.L. and W.K. Potts Host resistance influences patterns of experimental viral adaptation and virulence evolution. Virulence. 2013 Jul 1;4(5):410-8. view online version

2013 Cunningham, C.B., Ruff, J.S., Chase, K, Potts, W.K. & Carrier, D.R. Competitive ability in male house mice (Mus musculus): Genetic influences. Behavior Genetics. 43:151-160 view PDF version

2013 Nelson, A.C., Colson, K.E., Harmon, S., & W.K. Potts. Rapid adaptation to mammalian sociality via sexually selected traits. BMC evolutionary biology. 13(1), 81. view PDF version

2012 Kubinak, J.L., A.C. Nelson, J.S. Ruff, and W.K. Potts. “Tradeoffs limiting MHC heterozygosity” In Demas, G.E. & Nelson, R.J. (Eds.), Ecological Immunolgy. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. Published, 01/2012.

2012 Kubinak, J.L., J.S. Ruff, C.W. Hyzer, P.R. Slev, and W.K. Potts "Experimental viral evolution to specific host MHC genotypes reveals fitness and virulence trade-offs in alternative MHC types. PNAS. 109 (9) 3422–3427. view PDF version

2012 Ruff, J.S., A.C. Nelson, J.L. Kubinak, J.L. and W.K. Potts “The Major Histocompatibility Complex During Social Communication” In C. Lopez-Larrea (Ed.), Self and Nonself. Austin, TX: Landes Bioscience.view PDF version

2008 Zala, S.M.,Chan, B.K., Bilbo, S.D., Potts, W. K Nelson, R.J. and D.J. Penn. Genetic resistance to infection influences a male’s sexual attractiveness and modulation of testosterone. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. 22:381–387 view PDF version

2008 Zala, S.M., W.K. Potts, D.J. Penn. Exposing males to female scent increases the cost of controlling Salmonella infection in wild house mice. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 62:895–900.view PDF version

2008 Ilmonen, P., K. Damjanovich, J. Clarke, D. Lamborn, L. Morrison, L. Ghotbi, D.J. Penn, and W.K. Potts. Experimental infection magnifies inbreeding depression in house mice. J. Evol. Biol. 21:834-841.view PDF version

2008 Zala S.M., B.K. Chan, S.D. Bilbo, W.K. Potts, R.J. Nelson, D.J. Penn. Genetic resistance to infection influences a male's sexual attractiveness and modulation of testosterone. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity 22:381-387.

2007 Ilmonen, P. D.J. Penn, K. Damjanovich, L. Morrison, L. Ghotbi and W.K. Potts. Major histocompatibility complex heterozygosity reduces fitness in experimentally infected mice. Genetics 176:2501-2508.view PDF version

2007 Carroll, L.S. and W.K. Potts, Sexual selection: using social ecology to determine fitness differences. In: "Rodent Societies: An Ecological and Evolutionary Perspective”. (J.O. Wolff, P.W. Sherman, Ed.). University of Chicago Press, Chicago. Pp. 57-67.

2006 Carroll, L.S. and W.K. Potts. Functional genomics requires ecology. Advances in the Study of Behavior 36:173-215view PDF version

2006 Slev, P. R., Nelson, A. C., and Potts, W. K. Sensory neurons with MHC-like peptide binding properties: disease consequences. Curr Opin Immunol 18, 608-16.view PDF version

2005 McClelland, E.E., W.T. Perrine, W.K. Potts and A. Casadevall. The relationship of virulence factor expression to evolved virulence in mouse-passaged Cryptococcus neoformans lines. Infection and Immunity. 73:7047-7059.view PDF version

2004 McClelland E.E., F.R. Adler, D.L. Granger and W.K. Potts. Major histocompatibility complex controls the trajectory but not host-specific adaptation during virulence evolution in the pathogenic fungus, Cryptococcus neoformans.Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B. 2004; 271:1557-1564.view PDF version

2004 Carroll, L., S. Meagher, L. Morrison, D. Penn, W.K. Potts. Fitness effects of a selfish gene are revealed in an ecological context. Evolution 2004 58:1318-1328.view PDF version

2004 Sarah M. Zala, Wayne K. Potts, and Dustin J. Penn Scent-marking displays provide honest signals of health and infection. Behavioral Ecology Vol. 15 No. 2: 338–344.view PDF version

2004 McClelland, E.E., K. Damjanovich, K. Gardner, Z.J. Groesbeck, M.S. Ma, M. Nibley, K.S. Richardson, M. Wilkinson, L.C. Morrison, P. Bernhardt, W.K. Potts. Infection-dependent phenotypes in MHC-congenic mice are not due to MHC: can we trust congenic animals? BMC Immunology 2004, 5:14.view PDF version

2003 McClelland EE, Penn DJ, Potts WK. Major Histocompatibility Complex-Dependent Susceptibility to Cryptococcus neoformans in Mice. Infect Immun. 2003 Aug;71(8):4815-4817.view PDF version

2003 McClelland EE, Penn DJ, Potts WK. Major Histocompatibility Complex Heterozygote Superiority during Coinfection. Infect Immun. 2003 Apr;71(4):2079-86.view PDF version

2002 Slev, P.R., W.K. Potts. Disease consequences of pathogen adaptation. Current Opinion in Immunology 14:609-614. view PDF version

2002 Dustin J. Penn, Kristy Damjanovich and Wayne K. Potts. MHC heterozygosity confers a selective advantage against multiple-strain infections. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 99:17: 11260-11264. view PDF version

2002 Potts, W.K. Wisdom through immunogenetics. Nat. Genet. 30(2):130-1.view PDF version

2002 Lara S. Carroll, Dustin J. Penn, and Wayne K. Potts. Discrimination of MHC-derived odors by untrained mice is consistent with divergence in peptide-binding region residues. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 99: 2187-2192. view PDF version

2001 Leamy, L.J., Meagher, S., Taylor, S., Carroll, L., Potts, W.K. Size and fluctuating asymmetry of morphometric characters in mice: their associations with inbreeding and t-haplotype. Evolution Int J.Org. Evolution 55(11):2333-41.view PDF version

2001 Lara S. Carroll, and Wayne K. Potts. Accumulated background variation among H2 mutant congenic strains: elimination through PCR-based genotyping of F2 segregants. Journal of Immunological Methods 257:137-143.

2000 Brockmann, H.J., C. Nguyen, W.K. Potts. Paternity in horseshoe crabs when spawning in multiple male groups. Animal behavior 60:6:837-849 .Proc. Royal Soc. London B. 266: 1117-1125. view PDF version

2000 Meagher S., D.J. Penn, and W.K. Potts, Male-male competition magnifies inbreeding depression in wild house mice. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 97:3324-3329. view PDF version

1999 Penn, D. W.K. Potts. The evolution of MHC-disassortative mating preferences. American Naturalist, 153:145-164. view PDF version

1999 McDonald, D.B., W.K. Potts, J.W. Fitzpatrick, and G.E. Woolfenden. Contrasting genetic structures in sister species of North American scrub-jays. Proc. Royal Soc. London B. 266: 1117-1125. view PDF version

1998 Penn, D., W.K. Potts. Chemical signals and parasite-mediated sexual selection. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 13:391-396.view PDF version

1998 Penn, D., W.K. Potts. Wild house mice distinguish MHC-determined odors without training. Physiology and Behavior 64:235-243.

1998 Penn, D., W.K. Potts. MHC-disassortative mating preferences reversed by cross-fostering. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 265:1299-1306. view PDF version

1998 Penn, D., G. Schneider, K. White, P.R. Slev, W.K. Potts. Female mice (Mus musculus domesticus) prefer the odor of uninfected males over males infected with influenza viruses. Ethology 104:685-694.view PDF version

1998 Penn, D., W.K. Potts. The influence of major histocompatibility (MHC) genes on odor and mating preferences. Advances in Immunology 69:411-436.

1997 Meagher, S., W.K. Potts. A microsatellite-based MHC genotyping system for house mice (Mus). Hereditas 127:75-82.

1997 McDonald, D.B., W.K. Potts. DNA microsatellites as genetic markers at several scales. pp. 29-50. In: Avian molecular evolution and systematics. D.P. Mindell ed. Academic Press, San Diego.

1997 Apanius, V., Penn, D., Slev, P.R., Ruff, L.R. Potts, W.K. The nature of selection on the major histocompatibility complex. Critical Reviews in Immunology 17:179-224.

1996 Edwards, S.V., W.K. Potts, Polymorphism of genes in the major histocompatibility complex: implications for conservation genetics of vertebrates. In: Molecular genetic approaches in conservation. T.B. Smith and R.K. Wayne eds. Oxford University Press, Oxford.view PDF version

1996 Potts, W.K. PCR-based cloning across large taxonomic distances and polymorphism detection: MHC as a case study. pp. 181-194. In: Molecular Zoology: Advances, Strategies and Protocols. J.D. Ferraris and S.R. Palumbi eds. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. NY, NY.

1995 Edwards, S.E., Wakeland, E.K., Potts, W.K. Contrasting histories of MHC evolution in birds and mammals. PNAS 92:12200-12204. view PDF version

1995 Edwards, S.E., Grahn, M., Potts, W.K. Dynamics of MHC evolution in birds and crocodilians: amplification of class II genes with degenerate primers. Molecular Ecology 4:719-729.

1995 Potts, W.K. and Slev, P.R. Pathogen-based models favoring MHC genetic diversity. Immunological Reviews 143:181-197.

1995 Manning, C.J., Wakeland, E.K., Dewsbury, D.A. and Potts, W.K. Communal nesting and communal nursing in housemice, Mus musculus domesticus. Animal Behavior 50:741-751.

1994 Potts, W.K., Manning, C.J., Wakeland, E.K. The role of infectious disease, inbreeding and mating preferences in maintaining MHC genetic diversity: an experimental test. Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. Lond. 346:369-378.view PDF version

1994 McDonald, D.B., Potts, W.K. Cooperative display and relatedness among males in a lek-mating bird. Science 266:1030-1032.

1994 Brockmann, H.J., Colson, T., Potts, W.K. Sperm competition in Horseshoe Crabs (Limulus polyphemus). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 35:153-160.

1993 Potts, W.K., E.K. Wakeland. The evolution of MHC genetic diversity: a tale of incest, pestilence, and sexual preference. Trends in Genetics 9:408-412. view PDF version

1992 Potts, W.K., Manning, C.J., Wakeland, E.K. MHC-based mating preferences in Mus operate through both settlement patterns and female controlled extra-territorial matings. In: Chemical Signals in Vertebrates VI. pp. 183-188. R. Doty, ed. Plenum Press, New York.

1992 Manning, C.J., Potts, W.K., Wakeland, E.K., Dewsbury, D.A. What's wrong with MHC mate choice experiments? pp. 229-236. In: Chemical Signals in Vertebrates VI. R. Doty, ed. Plenum Press, New York.

1992 Manning, C.J., Wakeland, E.K., Potts, W.K. Communal nesting patterns in mice implicate MHC genes in kin recognition. Nature 360:581-583.view PDF version

1992 Potts, W.K., Manning, C.J., Wakeland, E.K. Sexual selection and MHC genes. Nature 356:293-294 (Scientific Correspondence).

1991 Potts, W.K., Manning, C.J., Wakeland, E.K. Mating patterns in semi-natural populations of mice influenced by MHC genotype. Nature 352:619-621.view PDF version

1991 Potts, W.K., Manning, C.J., Wakeland, E.K. The evolution of MHC-based mating preferences in Mus. In: Molecular Evolution of the Major Histocompatibility Complex. J. Klein and D. Klein, eds. pp. 421-434. Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg.

1990 Potts, W.K., Wakeland, E.K. Evolution of diversity at the major histocompatibility complex. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 5:181-187.

1990 Potts, W.K., Wakeland, E.K. The maintenance of MHC polymorphism. Immunology Today 11:39-40.

1990 Pullen, A,M., Potts, W., Wakeland, E.K., Kappler, J., Marrack, P. Surprisingly uneven distribution of the T cell receptor Vß repertoire in wild mice. J. Experimental Medicine 171:49-62.

1990 Wakeland, E.K., Boehme, S., She, J.X., Lu, C.C., McIndoe, R.A., Cheng, I., Ye, Y. Potts, W.K.: Ancestral Polymorphisms of MHC class II genes: Divergent allele advantage. Immunologic Research 9:123-131.

1989 Pullen, A., Wakeland, E., Potts, W. Kappler, J.W., Marrack, P. The advantage of limiting the T-cell repertoire for antigen and MHC. pp.199-205, In: Molecular Biology and Autoimmune Disease. NATO ASI Series Vol. 38. Demaine, A.G., Banga, J.P., McGregor, A.M. eds. Springer-Verlag, Berlin.

1989 Marrack, P., Pullen, A.M., Herman, A., Callahan, J., Choi, Y., Potts, W., Wakeland, E., Kappler, J.W. T Cell Receptors. Progress in Immunology VII:3-12.

1989 Kappler, J.W., Pullen, A.M., Callahan, J., Choi, Y., Herman, A., White, J., Potts, W., Wakeland, E.K., Marrack, P.: Consequences of self and foreign superantigen interaction with specific Vß elements of the murine ß Tcr. Cold Spring Harbor Symposia in Quantitative Biology 54:401-408.

1988 Potts, W.K., Manning, C.J., Peck, A.B., Price-LaFace, M., Wakeland, E.K.. Can heterozygote advantage account for the maintenance of MHC polymorphisms. pp. 89-102, In: H-2 Antigens: Genes, Molecules, Function. C.S. David, ed. Plenum Press, New York.

1988 Wakeland. E.K., R.W. Tarnuzzer, C.Lu, W.K. Potts, R.A. McIndoe, W.S. Talbot, T.J. McConnell. The evolution of MHC class II genes within the genus Mus. pp. 139-153, In H-2 antigens: genes, molecules, function, C.S. David (ed.), Plenum Press, New York.

1986 Potts, W.K. The evolution of reproductive mechanisms that control progeny genotype: experimental studies with Rattus norvegicus. Ph.D. dissertation. University of Washington, Seattle.

1984 Potts, W.K. The chorus line hypothesis of maneuver coordination in avian flocks. Nature 309:344-345. view PDF version

1984 Hoffman, S.W., W.K. Potts. Fall migration of Golden Eagles in the Wellsville Mountains, Northern Utah, 1976-1979. pp. 207-218. In: Proceedings of Hawk Migration Conference IV. M. Harwood ed. Hawk migration association of North America.

1981 Vanderwall, S.B., S.W. Hoffman, W.K. Potts. Emigration behavior of Clark's Nutcracker. Condor 83:162-170.

1979 Potts, W.K., T. Sordahl. The gong method for capturing shorebirds and other ground-roosting species. North American Bird Bander 4:106-107.