Becky L. Williams, Ph.D.

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University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 
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Roy Caldwell grad student 2008 UC Berkeley
 (Distribution, ontogenetic profile, and anti-predator efficacy of tetrodotoxin in two species of blue-ringed octopuses (Hapalochlaena lunulata and H. fasciata).)
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Geffeney SL, Williams BL, Rosenthal JJC, et al. (2019) Convergent and parallel evolution in a voltage-gated sodium channel underlies TTX-resistance in the Greater Blue-ringed Octopus: Hapalochlaena lunulata. Toxicon : Official Journal of the International Society On Toxinology
Williams BL, Powers LV, Garner MM. (2016) A PUFFERFISH (TETRADON NIGROVIRIDIS) AVAILABLE IN THE COMMON PET TRADE HARBORS LETHAL CONCENTRATIONS OF TETRODOTOXIN: A CASE STUDY OF POISONING IN A CUVIER'S DWARF CAIMAN (PALEOSUCHUS PALPEBROSUS). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine : Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. 47: 676-680
Williams BL, Stark MR, Caldwell RL. (2012) Microdistribution of tetrodotoxin in two species of blue-ringed octopuses (Hapalochlaena lunulata and Hapalochlaena fasciata) detected by fluorescent immunolabeling. Toxicon : Official Journal of the International Society On Toxinology. 60: 1307-13
Williams BL, Hanifin CT, Brodie ED. (2012) Predators usurp prey defenses? Toxicokinetics of tetrodotoxin in common garter snakes after consumption of rough-skinned newts Chemoecology. 22: 179-185
Williams BL, Hanifin CT, Brodie ED, et al. (2011) Ontogeny of tetrodotoxin levels in blue-ringed octopuses: maternal investment and apparent independent production in offspring of Hapalochlaena lunulata. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 37: 10-7
Williams BL, Lovenburg V, Huffard CL, et al. (2011) Chemical defense in pelagic octopus paralarvae: Tetrodotoxin alone does not protect individual paralarvae of the greater blue-ringed octopus (Hapalochlaena lunulata) from common reef predators Chemoecology. 21: 131-141
Williams BL. (2010) Behavioral and chemical ecology of marine organisms with respect to tetrodotoxin. Marine Drugs. 8: 381-98
Williams BL, Hanifin CT, Brodie ED. (2010) Tetrodotoxin affects survival probability of rough-skinned newts (Taricha granulosa) faced with TTX-resistant garter snake predators (Thamnophis sirtalis) Chemoecology. 20: 285-290
Williams BL, Caldwell RL. (2009) Intra-organismal distribution of tetrodotoxin in two species of blue-ringed octopuses (Hapalochlaena fasciata and H. lunulata). Toxicon : Official Journal of the International Society On Toxinology. 54: 345-53
Brodie ED, Feldman CR, Hanifin CT, et al. (2005) Parallel arms races between garter snakes and newts involving tetrodotoxin as the phenotypic interface of coevolution. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 31: 343-56
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