Don Stewart –Publications
Note: “*” marks an Acadia student; “§” marks a UQAR student.
Stewart D.T., Breton S., Blier P.U., Hoeh W.R. 2009. Masculinization events and doubly uniparental
inheritance of mitochondrial DNA: A model for understanding the evolutionary dynamics of genderasssociated mtDNA in mussels. In Pontarotti P., editor. Evolutionary Biology from Concept to
Application II. Berlin: Springer-Verlag. (Forthcoming)
Breton, S., D.T. Stewart, and P.U. Blier. 2009. Role-reversal of gender-associated mitochondrial DNA
affects mitochondrial function in Mytilus edulis (Bivalvia: Mytilidae). Accepted 29 October 2008.
Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution. DTS-47
*Shafer, A.B.A., *Williams, G.R., Shutler, D., Rogers, R.E.L., and Stewart, D.T. Cophylogeny of Nosema
(Microsporidia: Nosematidae) and bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae) suggests cospeciation and a hostswitch. Journal of Parasitology. Accepted 06/08/2008. DTS-46
*Cowan, K.M., D. Shutler, T.B. Herman, and D.T. Stewart. 2008. Spleen mass of masked shrews, Sorex
cinereus, in relation to body mass, sex, age, date, and bladder nematode, Liniscus (=Capillaria) maseri,
infection. International Journal of Parasitology. In press. DTS-45
*Shafer, A.B.A, F.W. Scott, *S.D. Petersen, J.M. Rhymer, and D.T. Stewart. 2008. Following the SINEs:
a taxonomic revision of the of the long-tailed shrew complex, Sorex dispar and S. gaspensis. Journal of
Mammalogy. In press. 2 May 2008. DTS-44
Chapman, E.G., O. Piontkivska, J.M. Walker, D.T. Stewart, J.P. Curole, W.R. Hoeh. 2008. Extreme
primary and secondary structure variability in the novel extension of the male-transmitted cytochrome c
oxidase subunit II protein in freshwater mussels: evidence for site-specific positive and domain-specific
purifying selection. BMC Evolutionary Biology. In press. 12 May 2008. DTS-43
*Dawe, K., *A.B.A. Shafer, T.B. Herman and D.T. Stewart. 2008. Diffusion of nuclear and mitochondrial
genes across a zone of secondary contact in the maritime shrew, Sorex maritimensis: implications for
the conservation of a Canadian endemic mammal. Conservation Genetics. In press. DTS-42
*Shafer, A.B.A. and D.T. Stewart. A population crash of the red-backed vole (Myodes gapperi) in Nova
Scotia inferred from bycatch of the long-tailed shrew (Sorex dispar). Northeastern Naturalist. In press.
*Jha, M., §J. Côté, W.R. Hoeh, P.U. Blier, and D.T. Stewart. 2008. Sperm motility in Mytilus edulis in
relation to mitochondrial DNA polymorphisms: implications for the evolution of doubly uniparental
inheritance in bivalves. Evolution 62: 99-106 DTS-40
Breton, S., §H. Doucet Beaupré, D.T. Stewart, W.R. Hoeh, and P.U. Blier. 2007. The unusual system of
doubly uniparental inheritance of mtDNA: Isn’t one enough? Trends in Genetics 23:464-475 DTS-39
*Williams, G.R., *A.B.A. Shafer, R.E.L. Rogers, D. Shutler, and D.T. Stewart. First detection of Nosema
ceranae, a microsporidian parasite of European honey bees (Apis mellifera), in Canada and central
U.S.A. In press. August 2007. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. DTS-38
Chakrabarti, R., J.M. Walker, E.G. Chapman, S.P. Shepardson, R.J. Trdan, J.P. Curole, G.T. Watters, D.T.
Stewart, S. Vijayaraghavan and W.R. Hoeh. 2007. Reproductive function for a C-terminus extended,
male-transmitted cytochrome c oxidase subunit II protein expressed in both spermatozoa and eggs.
FEBS Letters. 581: 5213-5219. DTS-37
*Shafer, A.B.A., and D.T. Stewart. 2007. Phylogenetic relationships within the genus Sorex (Insectivora:
Soricidae) inferred from Bayesian analysis using combined cytochrome b sequences and SINE data.
Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 44: 192-203 DTS-36
*Cowan, K.M., D. Shutler, T.B. Herman, and D.T. Stewart. 2007. Extreme male-biased bladder nematode
[Liniscus (=Capillaria) maseri] infection in masked shrews, Sorex cinereus. Journal of Mammalogy.
88(6): 1539-1543. DTS-35
*Shafer, A.B.A., and D.T. Stewart. 2006. A novel location for the long-tailed shrew (Sorex dispar) in
Nova Scotia. The Northeastern Naturalist. 14:603-608. DTS-34
*Petersen, S.D. and D.T. Stewart. 2006. Biogeography and conservation genetics of southern flying
squirrels, Glaucomys volans. Journal of Mammalogy 87:153-160. DTS-33
*Lavers, A., *S.D. Petersen, T. Herman, and D.T. Stewart. 2006. Delineating the range of a disjunct
population of southern flying squirrels. American Midland Naturalist 155:188-196. DTS-32
Breton, S., G. Burger, D.T. Stewart, and P.U. Blier. 2006. Comparative analysis of gender-associated,
complete mitochondrial genomes in marine mussels (Mytilus spp.) Genetics 172: 1107-1119. DTS-31
Chakrabarti R., J.M. Walker, D.T. Stewart, R.J. Trdan, S. Vijayaraghavan, J.P. Curole, and W.R. Hoeh
2006. Presence of a unique male-specific extended C-terminus to the cytochrome c oxidase subunit II
protein coded by the male-transmitted mitochondrial genome of Venustaconcha ellipsiformis (Bivalvia:
Unionoidea). FEBS Letters 580(3):862-6. DTS-30
*Knock, E., S.D. Petersen and D.T. Stewart. 2005. Differential display reverse transcription PCR applied
to male Mytilus edulis mussels with two distinct mitochondrial DNA types. Biochemical Systematics
and Ecology 33:715-724. DTS-29
*Everett, E., P. Williams, G. Gibson, and D.T. Stewart. 2004. Mitochondrial DNA polymorphisms and
sperm fitness in Mytilus edulis (Bivalvia: Mytilidae) Journal of Experimental Zoology 301A: 906-910.
Perry, N.D., D.T. Stewart, E.M. Madden, and T.J. Maier. 2004. The first Montana state record for Arctic
Shrew (Sorex arcticus), and two range extensions for the newly recognized Maritime Shrew (Sorex
maritimensis). Canadian Field-Naturalist 118:400-405. DTS-27
*Griffiths, K. and D.T. Stewart. 2004. New record and phylogenetic analysis of Anthomyia pluvialis in
Nova Scotia. Northeastern Naturalist 11:189-196. DTS-26
VanderKloet, S.P., *J.L. Baltzer, *J.H. Appleby, R.C. Evans, and D.T. Stewart. 2004. A re-examination of
the taxonomic boundaries of Symphysia. Taxon 5: 91-98. DTS-25
Stewart, D.T., *M. McPherson, J. Robichaud and L. Fumagalli. 2003. Are there two species of pygmy
shrews? Revisiting the question using mitochondrial DNA cytochrome b sequence data. Canadian FieldNaturalist. 31:573-580. DTS-24
*MacPherson, I.S. and D.T. Stewart. 2003. Characterisation of a unique dipeptidase allele in an insular
population of masked shrews, Sorex cinereus (Insectivora: Soricidae). Biochemical Systematics and
Ecology. 31:573-580. DTS-23
Hoeh, W.R., D.T. Stewart, & S.I. Guttman. 2002. High fidelity of mtDNA transmission under the doubly
uniparental mode of inheritance in freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionoidea). Evolution 56:2252-2261.
Stewart, D.T., N.D. Perry, and L. Fumagalli. 2002. The maritime shrew, Sorex maritimensis (Insectivora:
Soricidae): a newly recognized, Canadian endemic. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 80: 94-99. DTS-21
*Dalziel, A.C., and D.T. Stewart. 2002. Tissue specific expression of male transmitted mitochondrial
DNA and its implications for rates of molecular evolution in Mytilus mussels (Mytilidae, Bivalvia).
Genome. 45:1-8. DTS-20
Jennings, V. and D. Stewart. 2000. Ecology and evolution of wall-dwelling organisms. American Biology
Teacher. 62: 429-435. DTS-19
Fumagalli, L., P. Taberlet, D.T. Stewart, L. Gielly, J. Hausser and P. Vogel. 1999. Molecular phylogeny
and evolution of Sorex shrews (Soricidae: Insectivora) inferred from mtDNA sequence data. Molecular
Phylogenetics and Evolution 11:222-235. DTS-18
Garrido-Ramos, M., D.T. Stewart, B.W. Sutherland, and E. Zouros. 1998. The distribution of maletransmitted and female-transmitted mitochondrial DNA types in somatic tissues of blue mussels:
Implications for the operation of doubly uniparental inheritance of mitochondrial DNA. Genome 41:
818-824 DTS-17
Sutherland, B.W., D.T. Stewart, M. Garrido-Ramos, and E. Zouros. 1998. The fate of paternal
mitochondrial DNA in developing female mussels, Mytilus edulis. Genetics 148: 341-348. DTS-16
Stewart, D.T. and A.J. Baker. 1997. A phylogeny of some taxa of masked shrews (Sorex cinereus) based
on mitochondrial DNA D-loop sequences. Journal of Mammalogy 78: 361-376. DTS-15
Hoeh, W.R., D.T. Stewart, B.S. Sutherland, and E. Zouros. 1997. Phylogenetic evidence for rolereversals of gender-associated mitochondrial DNA in Mytilus (Bivalvia: Mytilidae). Molecular Biology
and Evolution 14: 959-967. DTS-14
Fumagalli, L., J. Hausser, P. Taberlet, L. Gielly, and D.T. Stewart. 1997. Phylogenetic structure of the
Holarctic Sorex araneus group and its relationship to S. samniticus, as inferred from mtDNA sequences.
Hereditas 125: 191-199. DTS-13
Hoeh, W.R., D.T. Stewart, B. W. Sutherland, and E. Zouros. 1996. Multiple origins of gender- associated
mitochondrial DNA lineages in bivalves (Mollusca). Evolution 50: 2276-2286. DTS-12
Stewart, D.T., E. Kenchington, R. Singh, and E. Zouros. 1996. Degree of selective constraint as an
explanation of the different rates of evolution of gender-specific mitochondrial DNA lineages in the
mussel Mytilus. Genetics 143:1349-1357. DTS-11
Saavedra, C., D.T. Stewart, R.R. Stanwood, and E. Zouros. 1996. Species specific segregation of genderassociated mitochondrial DNA types in an area where two mussels species (Mytilus edulis and Mytilus
trossulus) hybridize. Genetics 143:1359-1367. DTS-10
Hoeh, W.R., D.T. Stewart, B.W. Sutherland, and E. Zouros. 1996. Cytochrome c oxidase sequence
comparisons suggest an unusually high rate of mitochondrial DNA evolution in Mytilus (Mollusca:
Bivalvia). Molecular Biology and Evolution 13: 418-421. DTS-9
Stewart, D.T., C. Saavedra, R.R. Stanwood, A.O. Ball, and E. Zouros. 1995. Male and female
mitochondrial DNA lineages in the Blue Mussel Mytilus. Molecular Biology and Evolution 12: 735-747.
Stewart, D.T. and A.J. Baker. 1994. Patterns of sequence variation in the mitochondrial D-loop region of
shrews. Molecular Biology and Evolution 11: 9-21. DTS-7
Stewart, D.T. and A.J. Baker. 1994. Evolution of mtDNA D-loop sequences and their use in phylogenetic
studies of shrews in the subgenus Otisorex (Sorex: Soricidae: Insectivora). Molecular Phylogenetics and
Evolution 3: 38-46. DTS-6
Stewart, D.T., A.J. Baker, and S.P. Hindocha. 1993. Genetic differentiation and population structure in
Sorex haydeni and S. cinereus. Journal of Mammalogy 74: 21-32. DTS-5
Stewart, D.T. 1993. Sexual dimorphism in thick-billed murres, Uria lomvia. Canadian Journal of Zoology
71: 346-351. DTS-4
Stewart, D.T. and A.J. Baker. 1992. Genetic differentiation and biogeography of the masked shrew in
Atlantic Canada. Canadian Journal of Zoology 70: 106-114. DTS-3
Teferi, T., T.B. Herman, and D.T. Stewart. 1992. Breeding biology of an insular population of the masked
shrew (Sorex cinereus) in Nova Scotia. Canadian Journal of Zoology 70: 62-66. DTS-2
Stewart, D.T., T.B. Herman, and T. Teferi. 1989. Littoral feeding in a high-density insular population of
Sorex cinereus. Canadian Journal of Zoology 67: 2074-2077. DTS-1