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Benjamin Sacks

Title(s)Adjunct Professor, SCHOOL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE
SchoolUniversity of California, Davis
Phone530-754-9088
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    1. Kuo YH, Vanderzwan SL, Kasprowicz AE, Sacks BN. Using Ancestry-Informative SNPs to Quantify Introgression of European Alleles into North American Red Foxes. J Hered. 2019 Dec 17; 110(7):782-792. PMID: 31562767.
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    2. Ameen C, Feuerborn TR, Brown SK, Linderholm A, Hulme-Beaman A, Lebrasseur O, Sinding MS, Lounsberry ZT, Lin AT, Appelt M, Bachmann L, Betts M, Britton K, Darwent J, Dietz R, Fredholm M, Gopalakrishnan S, Goriunova OI, Grønnow B, Haile J, Hallsson JH, Harrison R, Heide-Jørgensen MP, Knecht R, Losey RJ, Masson-MacLean E, McGovern TH, McManus-Fry E, Meldgaard M, Midtdal Å, Moss ML, Nikitin IG, Nomokonova T, Pálsdóttir AH, Perri A, Popov AN, Rankin L, Reuther JD, Sablin M, Schmidt AL, Shirar S, Smiarowski K, Sonne C, Stiner MC, Vasyukov M, West CF, Ween GB, Wennerberg SE, Wiig Ø, Woollett J, Dalén L, Hansen AJ, P Gilbert MT, Sacks BN, Frantz L, Larson G, Dobney K, Darwent CM, Evin A. Specialized sledge dogs accompanied Inuit dispersal across the North American Arctic. Proc Biol Sci. 2019 Dec 04; 286(1916):20191929. PMID: 31771471.
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    3. Quinn CB, Alden PB, Sacks BN. Noninvasive Sampling Reveals Short-Term Genetic Rescue in an Insular Red Fox Population. J Hered. 2019 Aug 16; 110(5):559-576. PMID: 31002340.
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    4. Statham MJ, Bean WT, Alexander N, Westphal MF, Sacks BN. Historical Population Size Change and Differentiation of Relict Populations of the Endangered Giant Kangaroo Rat. J Hered. 2019 Aug 16; 110(5):548-558. PMID: 30715400.
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    5. Bastounes ER, Rando HM, Johnson JL, Trut LN, Sacks BN, Driscoll CA, vonHoldt B, Kukekova AV. Four structural variants associated with human-directed sociability in dogs are not found in tame red foxes (Vulpes vulpes). Anim Genet. 2019 Feb; 50(1):116-118. PMID: 30537086.
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    6. Sacks BN, Lounsberry ZT, Statham MJ. Nuclear Genetic Analysis of the Red Fox Across its Trans-Pacific Range. J Hered. 2018 06 27; 109(5):573-584. PMID: 29889225.
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    7. Cairns KM, Brown SK, Sacks BN, Ballard JWO. Conservation implications for dingoes from the maternal and paternal genome: Multiple populations, dog introgression, and demography. Ecol Evol. 2017 11; 7(22):9787-9807. PMID: 29188009.
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    8. Mizzi JE, Lounsberry ZT, Brown CT, Sacks BN. Draft genome of tule elk Cervus canadensis nannodes. F1000Res. 2017; 6:1691. PMID: 29333237.
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    9. Rando HM, Stutchman JT, Bastounes ER, Johnson JL, Driscoll CA, Barr CS, Trut LN, Sacks BN, Kukekova AV. Y-Chromosome Markers for the Red Fox. J Hered. 2017 09 01; 108(6):678-685. PMID: 28821189.
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    10. Sacks BN, Lounsberry ZT, Kalani T, Meredith EP, Langner C. Development and Characterization of 15 Polymorphic Dinucleotide Microsatellite Markers for Tule Elk Using HiSeq3000. J Hered. 2016; 107(7):666-669. PMID: 27638816.
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    11. Sacks BN, Brazeal JL, Lewis JC. Landscape genetics of the nonnative red fox of California. Ecol Evol. 2016 07; 6(14):4775-91. PMID: 27547312.
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    12. Buchalski MR, Sacks BN, Gille DA, Penedo MCT, Ernest HB, Morrison SA, Boyce WM. Phylogeographic and population genetic structure of bighorn sheep ( Ovis canadensis ) in North American deserts. J Mammal. 2016 Jun 09; 97(3):823-838. PMID: 29899578.
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    13. Gabriel MW, Woods LW, Wengert GM, Stephenson N, Higley JM, Thompson C, Matthews SM, Sweitzer RA, Purcell K, Barrett RH, Keller SM, Gaffney P, Jones M, Poppenga R, Foley JE, Brown RN, Clifford DL, Sacks BN. Patterns of Natural and Human-Caused Mortality Factors of a Rare Forest Carnivore, the Fisher (Pekania pennanti) in California. PLoS One. 2015; 10(11):e0140640. PMID: 26536481.
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    14. Pedersen NC, Brucker L, Tessier NG, Liu H, Penedo MC, Hughes S, Oberbauer A, Sacks B. The effect of genetic bottlenecks and inbreeding on the incidence of two major autoimmune diseases in standard poodles, sebaceous adenitis and Addison's disease. Canine Genet Epidemiol. 2015; 2:14. PMID: 26401342.
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    15. Goddard NS, Statham MJ, Sacks BN. Mitochondrial Analysis of the Most Basal Canid Reveals Deep Divergence between Eastern and Western North American Gray Foxes (Urocyon spp.) and Ancient Roots in Pleistocene California. PLoS One. 2015; 10(8):e0136329. PMID: 26288066.
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    16. Safra N, Hayward LJ, Aguilar M, Sacks BN, Westropp JL, Mohr FC, Mellersh CS, Bannasch DL. DNA Sequence Variants in the Five Prime Untranslated Region of the Cyclooxygenase-2 Gene Are Commonly Found in Healthy Dogs and Gray Wolves. PLoS One. 2015; 10(8):e0133127. PMID: 26244515.
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    17. Brown SK, Darwent CM, Wictum EJ, Sacks BN. Using multiple markers to elucidate the ancient, historical and modern relationships among North American Arctic dog breeds. Heredity (Edinb). 2015 Dec; 115(6):488-95. PMID: 26103948.
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    18. Norén K, Statham MJ, Ågren EO, Isomursu M, Flagstad Ø, Eide NE, Berg TB, Bech-Sanderhoff L, Sacks BN. Genetic footprints reveal geographic patterns of expansion in Fennoscandian red foxes. Glob Chang Biol. 2015 Sep; 21(9):3299-312. PMID: 26058388.
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    19. Lounsberry ZT, Brown SK, Collins PW, Henry RW, Newsome SD, Sacks BN. Next-generation sequencing workflow for assembly of nonmodel mitogenomes exemplified with North Pacific albatrosses (Phoebastria spp.). Mol Ecol Resour. 2015 Jul; 15(4):893-902. PMID: 25545584.
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    20. Kehoe SP, Chomel BB, Stuckey MJ, Kasten RW, Balakrishnan N, Sacks BN, Breitschwerdt EB. Zoonotic Bartonella species in cardiac valves of healthy coyotes, California, USA. Emerg Infect Dis. 2014 Dec; 20(12):2133-6. PMID: 25418213.
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    21. Statham MJ, Murdoch J, Janecka J, Aubry KB, Edwards CJ, Soulsbury CD, Berry O, Wang Z, Harrison D, Pearch M, Tomsett L, Chupasko J, Sacks BN. Range-wide multilocus phylogeography of the red fox reveals ancient continental divergence, minimal genomic exchange and distinct demographic histories. Mol Ecol. 2014 10; 23(19):4813-30. PMID: 25212210.
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    22. Spicer AM, Kun TJ, Sacks BN, Wictum EJ. Mitochondrial DNA sequence heteroplasmy levels in domestic dog hair. Forensic Sci Int Genet. 2014 Jul; 11:7-12. PMID: 24631692.
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    23. Reponen SE, Brown SK, Barnett BD, Sacks BN. Genetic and morphometric evidence on a Galápagos Island exposes founder effects and diversification in the first-known (truly) feral western dog population. Mol Ecol. 2014 Feb; 23(2):269-83. PMID: 24261528.
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    24. Sacks BN, Brown SK, Stephens D, Pedersen NC, Wu JT, Berry O. Y chromosome analysis of dingoes and southeast asian village dogs suggests a neolithic continental expansion from Southeast Asia followed by multiple Austronesian dispersals. Mol Biol Evol. 2013 May; 30(5):1103-18. PMID: 23408799.
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    25. Pedersen N, Liu H, Theilen G, Sacks B. The effects of dog breed development on genetic diversity and the relative influences of performance and conformation breeding. J Anim Breed Genet. 2013 Jun; 130(3):236-48. PMID: 23679949.
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    26. Edwards CJ, Soulsbury CD, Statham MJ, Ho SY, Wall D, Dolf G, Iossa G, Baker PJ, Harris S, Sacks BN, Bradley DG. Temporal genetic variation of the red fox, Vulpes vulpes, across western Europe and the British Isles. Quat Sci Rev. 2012 Dec 04; 57(100):95-104. PMID: 24068852.
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    27. Kun T, Lyons LA, Sacks BN, Ballard RE, Lindquist C, Wictum EJ. Developmental validation of Mini-DogFiler for degraded canine DNA. Forensic Sci Int Genet. 2013 Jan; 7(1):151-8. PMID: 23040244.
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    28. Wictum E, Kun T, Lindquist C, Malvick J, Vankan D, Sacks B. Developmental validation of DogFiler, a novel multiplex for canine DNA profiling in forensic casework. Forensic Sci Int Genet. 2013 Jan; 7(1):82-91. PMID: 22832398.
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    29. Gabriel MW, Woods LW, Poppenga R, Sweitzer RA, Thompson C, Matthews SM, Higley JM, Keller SM, Purcell K, Barrett RH, Wengert GM, Sacks BN, Clifford DL. Anticoagulant rodenticides on our public and community lands: spatial distribution of exposure and poisoning of a rare forest carnivore. PLoS One. 2012; 7(7):e40163. PMID: 22808110.
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    30. Pedersen NC, Liu H, McLaughlin B, Sacks BN. Genetic characterization of healthy and sebaceous adenitis affected Standard Poodles from the United States and the United Kingdom. Tissue Antigens. 2012 Jul; 80(1):46-57. PMID: 22512808.
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    31. Imes DL, Wictum EJ, Allard MW, Sacks BN. Identification of single nucleotide polymorphisms within the mtDNA genome of the domestic dog to discriminate individuals with common HVI haplotypes. Forensic Sci Int Genet. 2012 Sep; 6(5):630-9. PMID: 22436122.
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    32. Brown SK, Pedersen NC, Jafarishorijeh S, Bannasch DL, Ahrens KD, Wu JT, Okon M, Sacks BN. Phylogenetic distinctiveness of Middle Eastern and Southeast Asian village dog Y chromosomes illuminates dog origins. PLoS One. 2011; 6(12):e28496. PMID: 22194840.
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    33. Statham MJ, Trut LN, Sacks BN, Kharlamova AV, Oskina IN, Gulevich RG, Johnson JL, Temnykh SV, Acland GM, Kukekova AV. On the origin of a domesticated species: Identifying the parent population of Russian silver foxes (Vulpes vulpes). Biol J Linn Soc Lond. 2011 May; 103(1):168-175. PMID: 21625363.
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    34. Sacks BN, Moore M, Statham MJ, Wittmer HU. A restricted hybrid zone between native and introduced red fox (Vulpes vulpes) populations suggests reproductive barriers and competitive exclusion. Mol Ecol. 2011 Jan; 20(2):326-41. PMID: 21143330.
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    35. An J, Bechet A, Berggren A, Brown SK, Bruford MW, Cai Q, Cassel-Lundhagen A, Cezilly F, Chen SL, Cheng W, Choi SK, Ding XY, Fan Y, Feldheim KA, Feng ZY, Friesen VL, Gaillard M, Galaraza JA, Gallo L, Ganeshaiah KN, Geraci J, Gibbons JG, Grant WS, Grauvogel Z, Gustafsson S, Guyon JR, Han L, Heath DD, Hemmilä S, Hogan JD, Hou BW, Jakse J, Javornik B, Kanuch P, Kim KK, Kim KS, Kim SG, Kim SI, Kim WJ, Kim YK, Klich MA, Kreiser BR, Kwan YS, Lam AW, Lasater K, Lascoux M, Lee H, Lee YS, Li DL, Li SJ, Li WY, Liao X, Liber Z, Lin L, Liu S, Luo XH, Ma YH, Ma Y, Marchelli P, Min MS, Moccia MD, Mohana KP, Moore M, Morris-Pocock JA, Park HC, Pfunder M, Ivan R, Ravikanth G, Roderick GK, Rokas A, Sacks BN, Saski CA, Satovic Z, Schoville SD, Sebastiani F, Sha ZX, Shin EH, Soliani C, Sreejayan N, Sun Z, Tao Y, Taylor SA, Templin WD, Shaanker RU, Vasudeva R, Vendramin GG, Walter RP, Wang GZ, Wang KJ, Wang YQ, Wattier RA, Wei F, Widmer A, Woltmann S, Won YJ, Wu J, Xie ML, Xu G, Xu XJ, Ye HH, Zhan X, Zhang F, Zhong J. Permanent Genetic Resources added to Molecular Ecology Resources Database 1 October 2009-30 November 2009. Mol Ecol Resour. 2010 Mar; 10(2):404-8. PMID: 21565039.
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    36. Aubry KB, Statham MJ, Sacks BN, Perrine JD, Wisely SM. Phylogeography of the North American red fox: vicariance in Pleistocene forest refugia. Mol Ecol. 2009 Jun; 18(12):2668-86. PMID: 19457180.
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    37. Sacks BN, Bannasch DL, Chomel BB, Ernest HB. Coyotes demonstrate how habitat specialization by individuals of a generalist species can diversify populations in a heterogeneous ecoregion. Mol Biol Evol. 2008 Jul; 25(7):1384-94. PMID: 18391065.
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    38. Hull JM, Hull AC, Sacks BN, Smith JP, Ernest HB. Landscape characteristics influence morphological and genetic differentiation in a widespread raptor (Buteo jamaicensis). Mol Ecol. 2008 Feb; 17(3):810-24. PMID: 18208488.
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    39. Sacks BN, Louie S. Using the dog genome to find single nucleotide polymorphisms in red foxes and other distantly related members of the Canidae. Mol Ecol Resour. 2008 Jan; 8(1):35-49. PMID: 21585716.
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    40. Padgett KA, Nadler SA, Munson L, Sacks B, Boyce WM. Systematics of Mesocestoides (Cestoda: Mesocestoididae): evaluation of molecular and morphological variation among isolates. J Parasitol. 2005 Dec; 91(6):1435-43. PMID: 16539028.
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    41. Foley JE, Queen EV, Sacks B, Foley P. GIS-facilitated spatial epidemiology of tick-borne diseases in coyotes (Canis latrans) in northern and coastal California. Comp Immunol Microbiol Infect Dis. 2005 May; 28(3):197-212. PMID: 15857659.
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    42. Sacks BN, Mitchell BR, Williams CL, Ernest HB. Coyote movements and social structure along a cryptic population genetic subdivision. Mol Ecol. 2005 Apr; 14(4):1241-9. PMID: 15773950.
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    43. Beldomenico PM, Chomel BB, Foley JE, Sacks BN, Baldi CJ, Kasten RW, Gardner IA. Environmental factors associated with Bartonella vinsonii subsp. berkhoffii seropositivity in free-ranging coyotes from northern California. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2005; 5(2):110-9. PMID: 16011426.
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    44. Sacks BN, Brown SK, Ernest HB. Population structure of California coyotes corresponds to habitat-specific breaks and illuminates species history. Mol Ecol. 2004 May; 13(5):1265-75. PMID: 15078462.
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    45. Sacks BN, Caswell-Chen EP. Reconstructing the spread of Dirofilaria immitis in California coyotes. J Parasitol. 2003 Apr; 89(2):319-23. PMID: 12760647.
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    46. Hoar BR, Chomel BB, Rolfe DL, Chang CC, Fritz CL, Sacks BN, Carpenter TE. Spatial analysis of Yersinia pestis and Bartonella vinsonii subsp. berkhoffii seroprevalence in California coyotes (Canis latrans). Prev Vet Med. 2003 Jan 15; 56(4):299-311. PMID: 12507856.
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    47. Sacks BN, Chomel BB, Kasten RW, Chang CC, Sanders RK, Leterme SD. Validation for use with coyotes (Canis latrans) of a commercially available enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for Dirofilaria immitis. Vet Parasitol. 2002 Oct 16; 109(1-2):45-58. PMID: 12383624.
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    48. Sacks BN. Increasing prevalence of canine heartworm in coyotes from California. J Wildl Dis. 1998 Apr; 34(2):386-9. PMID: 9577791.
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    49. Salenius JP, Brennan JF, Miller A, Wang Y, Aretz T, Sacks B, Dasari RR, Feld MS. Biochemical composition of human peripheral arteries examined with near-infrared Raman spectroscopy. J Vasc Surg. 1998 Apr; 27(4):710-9. PMID: 9576085.
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