Transcriptome of pleuropodia from locust embryos supports that these organs produce enzymes enabling the larva to hatch
Pleuropodia are limb-derived glandular organs that transiently appear on the first abdominal segment in embryos of insects from majority of “orders”. They are missing in the genetic model Drosophila and little is... (Source: Frontiers in Zoology)
Source: Frontiers in Zoology - January 16, 2020 Category: Zoology Authors: Barbora Konopov á, Elisa Buchberger and Alastair Crisp Tags: Research Source Type: research

The impact of elevated temperature and CO2 on growth, physiological and immune responses of Polypedates cruciger (common hourglass tree frog)
Amphibians are one of the most susceptible groups to climate change as their development occurs in aquatic environments or in microhabitats with high humidity. Accordingly, our primary objective was to investi... (Source: Frontiers in Zoology)
Source: Frontiers in Zoology - January 13, 2020 Category: Zoology Authors: W. A. Manasee T. Weerathunga and Gayani Rajapaksa Tags: Research Source Type: research

Maternal effects on offspring growth indicate post-weaning juvenile dependence in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus)
In animals with altricial offspring, most growth occurs after birth and may be optimized by post-natal maternal care. Maternal effects on growth may be influenced by individual characteristics of the mothers, ... (Source: Frontiers in Zoology)
Source: Frontiers in Zoology - January 7, 2020 Category: Zoology Authors: Liran Samuni, Patrick Tkaczynski, Tobias Deschner, Therese L öhrrich, Roman M. Wittig and Catherine Crockford Tags: Research Source Type: research

Does the frontal sensory organ in adults of the hoplonemertean Quasitetrastemma stimpsoni originate from the larval apical organ?
The apical organ is the most prominent neural structure in spiralian larvae. Although it has been thoroughly investigated in larvae of the class Pilidiophora in phylum Nemertea, studies on its structure in oth... (Source: Frontiers in Zoology)
Source: Frontiers in Zoology - January 6, 2020 Category: Zoology Authors: Timur Yu Magarlamov, Vyacheslav Dyachuk and Alexey V. Chernyshev Tags: Research Source Type: research

Eumelanin and pheomelanin pigmentation in mollusc shells may be less common than expected: insights from mass spectrometry
The geometric patterns that adorn the shells of many phylogenetically disparate molluscan species are comprised of pigments that span the visible spectrum. Although early chemical studies implicated melanin as... (Source: Frontiers in Zoology)
Source: Frontiers in Zoology - December 23, 2019 Category: Zoology Authors: Susanne Affenzeller, Klaus Wolkenstein, Holm Frauendorf and Daniel J. Jackson Tags: Research Source Type: research

Non-invasive quantification of cardiac stroke volume in the edible crab Cancer pagurus
Brachyuran crabs can effectively modulate cardiac stroke volume independently of heart rate in response to abiotic drivers. Non-invasive techniques can help to improve the understanding of cardiac performance ... (Source: Frontiers in Zoology)
Source: Frontiers in Zoology - December 12, 2019 Category: Zoology Authors: Bastian Maus, Sebastian Gutsfeld, Hans-Otto P örtner and Christian Bock Tags: Methodology Source Type: research

Characteristics of tiger moth (Erebidae: Arctiinae) anti-bat sounds can be predicted from tymbal morphology
Acoustic signals are used by many animals to transmit information. Variation in the acoustic characteristics of these signals often covaries with morphology and can relay information about an individual ’s fitn... (Source: Frontiers in Zoology)
Source: Frontiers in Zoology - December 10, 2019 Category: Zoology Authors: Nicolas J. Dowdy and William E. Conner Tags: Research Source Type: research

The evolution of a bat population with white-nose syndrome (WNS) reveals a shift from an epizootic to an enzootic phase
White-nose Syndrome (WNS) is a mycosis caused by a cutaneous infection with the fungus Pseudogymnoascus destructans (Pd). It produces hibernation mortality rates of 75 –98% in 4 bats: Myotis lucifugus, M. septentr... (Source: Frontiers in Zoology)
Source: Frontiers in Zoology - December 3, 2019 Category: Zoology Authors: Craig L. Frank, April D. Davis and Carl Herzog Tags: Research Source Type: research

Assesment and interpretation of negative forelimb allometry in the evolution of non-avian Theropoda
The origin of birds is marked by a significant decrease in body size along with an increase in relative forelimb size. However, before the evolution of flight, both traits may have already been related: It has... (Source: Frontiers in Zoology)
Source: Frontiers in Zoology - December 2, 2019 Category: Zoology Authors: Jos é A. Palma Liberona, Sergio Soto-Acuña, Marco A. Mendez and Alexander O. Vargas Tags: Research Source Type: research

Social isolation improves the performance of rodents in a novel cognitive flexibility task
Social isolation, i.e., the deprivation of social contact, is a highly stressful circumstance that affects behavioral and functional brain development in social animals. Cognitive flexibility, one of the essen... (Source: Frontiers in Zoology)
Source: Frontiers in Zoology - November 15, 2019 Category: Zoology Authors: Xin-Yuan Fei, Sha Liu, Yan-Hong Sun and Liang Cheng Tags: Research Source Type: research

Characterizing the composition, metabolism and physiological functions of the fatty liver in Rana omeimontis tadpoles
Fat storage is required for the life cycle of many organisms. The primary fat depot for most vertebrates is white adipose tissue. However, in primitive vertebrates (e.g., agnathan group and elasmobranchs), the... (Source: Frontiers in Zoology)
Source: Frontiers in Zoology - November 14, 2019 Category: Zoology Authors: Wei Zhu, Meihua Zhang, Liming Chang, Wenbo Zhu, Cheng Li, Feng Xie, Huan Zhang, Tian Zhao and Jianping Jiang Tags: Research Source Type: research

Individual variation of the masticatory system dominates 3D skull shape in the herbivory-adapted marsupial wombats
Within-species skull shape variation of marsupial mammals is widely considered low and strongly size-dependent (allometric), possibly due to developmental constraints arising from the altricial birth of marsup... (Source: Frontiers in Zoology)
Source: Frontiers in Zoology - November 1, 2019 Category: Zoology Authors: Vera Weisbecker, Thomas Guillerme, Cruise Speck, Emma Sherratt, Hyab Mehari Abraha, Alana C. Sharp, Claire E. Terhune, Simon Collins, Stephen Johnston and Olga Panagiotopoulou Tags: Research Source Type: research

The innervation of the male copulatory organ of spiders (Araneae) – a comparative analysis
Nervous tissue is an inherent component of the many specialized genital structures for transferring sperm directly into the female ’s body. However, the male copulatory organ of spiders was considered a puzzlin... (Source: Frontiers in Zoology)
Source: Frontiers in Zoology - October 24, 2019 Category: Zoology Authors: Tim M. Dederichs, Carsten H. G. M üller, Lenka Sentenská, Elisabeth Lipke, Gabriele Uhl and Peter Michalik Tags: Research Source Type: research

Persistence of multiple patterns and intraspecific polymorphism in multi-species M üllerian communities of net-winged beetles
In contrast to traditional models of purifying selection and a single aposematic signal in M üllerian complexes, some communities of unprofitable prey contain members with multiple aposematic patterns. Processe... (Source: Frontiers in Zoology)
Source: Frontiers in Zoology - October 17, 2019 Category: Zoology Authors: Matej Bocek, Dominik Kusy, Michal Motyka and Ladislav Bocak Tags: Research Source Type: research

Gene expression vs. sequence divergence: comparative transcriptome sequencing among natural Rhinolophus ferrumequinum populations with different acoustic phenotypes
Although the sensory drive hypothesis can explain the geographic variation in echolocation frequencies of some bat species, the molecular mechanisms underlying this phenomenon are still unclear. The three line... (Source: Frontiers in Zoology)
Source: Frontiers in Zoology - September 13, 2019 Category: Zoology Authors: Hanbo Zhao, Hui Wang, Tong Liu, Sen Liu, Longru Jin, Xiaobin Huang, Wentao Dai, Keping Sun and Jiang Feng Tags: Research Source Type: research

Combining morphological and genomic evidence to resolve species diversity and study speciation processes of the Pallenopsis patagonica (Pycnogonida) species complex
Pallenopsis patagonica (Hoek, 1881) is a morphologically and genetically variable sea spider species whose taxonomic classification is challenging. Currently, it is considered as a species complex including sever... (Source: Frontiers in Zoology)
Source: Frontiers in Zoology - September 6, 2019 Category: Zoology Authors: Jana S. D ömel, Till-Hendrik Macher, Lars Dietz, Sabrina Duncan, Christoph Mayer, Andrey Rozenberg, Katherine Wolcott, Florian Leese and Roland R. Melzer Tags: Research Source Type: research

Evolutionary transformation of mouthparts from particle-feeding to piercing carnivory in Viper copepods: Review and 3D analyses of a key innovation using advanced imaging techniques
Novel feeding adaptations often facilitate adaptive radiation and diversification. But the evolutionary origins of such feeding adaptations can be puzzling if they require concordant change in multiple compone... (Source: Frontiers in Zoology)
Source: Frontiers in Zoology - August 22, 2019 Category: Zoology Authors: Tomonari Kaji, Chihong Song, Kazuyoshi Murata, Shigenori Nonaka, Kota Ogawa, Yusuke Kondo, Susumu Ohtsuka and A. Richard Palmer Tags: Research Source Type: research

Artificial selection for male winners in the Siamese fighting fish Betta splendens correlates with high female aggression
In Southeast Asia, males of the Siamese fighting fish Betta splendens have been selected across centuries for paired-staged fights. During the selection process, matched for size males fight in a small tank until... (Source: Frontiers in Zoology)
Source: Frontiers in Zoology - August 8, 2019 Category: Zoology Authors: A. Ramos and D. Gon çalves Tags: Research Source Type: research

Morphology of the nervous system of monogonont rotifer Epiphanes senta with a focus on sexual dimorphism between feeding females and dwarf males
Monogononta is a large clade of rotifers comprised of diverse morphological forms found in a wide range of ecological habitats. Most monogonont species display cyclical parthenogenesis, where generations of as... (Source: Frontiers in Zoology)
Source: Frontiers in Zoology - August 7, 2019 Category: Zoology Authors: Ludwik G ąsiorowski, Anlaug Furu and Andreas Hejnol Tags: Research Source Type: research

Landscape homogenization due to agricultural intensification disrupts the relationship between reproductive success and main prey abundance in an avian predator
Selecting high-quality habitat and the optimal time to reproduce can increase individual fitness and is a strong evolutionary factor shaping animal populations. However, few studies have investigated the inter... (Source: Frontiers in Zoology)
Source: Frontiers in Zoology - August 6, 2019 Category: Zoology Authors: Petra Sumasgutner, Julien Terraube, Aur élie Coulon, Alexandre Villers, Nayden Chakarov, Luise Kruckenhauser and Erkki Korpimäki Tags: Research Source Type: research

Cryptic diversity in smooth-shelled mussels on Southern Ocean islands: connectivity, hybridisation and a marine invasion
Large numbers of endemic species inhabit subantarctic continental coasts and islands that are characterised by highly variable environmental conditions. Southern hemisphere populations of taxa that are morphol... (Source: Frontiers in Zoology)
Source: Frontiers in Zoology - August 6, 2019 Category: Zoology Authors: Ma łgorzata Zbawicka, Jonathan P. A. Gardner and Roman Wenne Tags: Research Source Type: research

The “amphi”-brains of amphipods: new insights from the neuroanatomy of Parhyale hawaiensis (Dana, 1853)
Over the last years, the amphipod crustacean Parhyale hawaiensis has developed into an attractive marine animal model for evolutionary developmental studies that offers several advantages over existing experiment... (Source: Frontiers in Zoology)
Source: Frontiers in Zoology - July 26, 2019 Category: Zoology Authors: Christin Wittfoth, Steffen Harzsch, Carsten Wolff and Andy Sombke Tags: Research Source Type: research

Small-scale phenotypic differentiation along complex stream gradients in a non-native amphipod
Selective landscapes in rivers are made up by an array of selective forces that vary from source to downstream regions or between seasons, and local/temporal variation in fitness maxima can result in gradual s... (Source: Frontiers in Zoology)
Source: Frontiers in Zoology - July 11, 2019 Category: Zoology Authors: Jonas Jourdan, Kathrin Piro, Alexander Weigand and Martin Plath Tags: Research Source Type: research

Goats distinguish between positive and negative emotion-linked vocalisations
Evidence from humans suggests that the expression of emotions can regulate social interactions and promote coordination within a group. Despite its evolutionary importance, social communication of emotions in ... (Source: Frontiers in Zoology)
Source: Frontiers in Zoology - July 10, 2019 Category: Zoology Authors: Luigi Baciadonna, Elodie F. Briefer, Livio Favaro and Alan G. McElligott Tags: Research Source Type: research

A nemertean excitatory peptide/CCHamide regulates ciliary swimming in the larvae of Lineus longissimus
The trochozoan excitatory peptide (EP) and its ortholog, the arthropod CCHamide, are neuropeptides that are only investigated in very few animal species. Previous studies on different trochozoan species focuse... (Source: Frontiers in Zoology)
Source: Frontiers in Zoology - July 10, 2019 Category: Zoology Authors: Daniel Thiel, Philipp Bauknecht, G áspár Jékely and Andreas Hejnol Tags: Research Source Type: research

Repeatability of signalling traits in the avian dawn chorus
Birdsong, a key model in animal communication studies, has been the focus of intensive research. Song traits are commonly considered to reflect differences in individual or territory quality. Yet, few studies ... (Source: Frontiers in Zoology)
Source: Frontiers in Zoology - July 9, 2019 Category: Zoology Authors: Marc Naguib, Joris Diehl, Kees van Oers and Lysanne Snijders Tags: Research Source Type: research

Among-population divergence in personality is linked to altitude in plateau pikas (Ochotona curzoniae)
Animals inhabiting high altitudes consistently show slow life-histories. The pace-of-life syndrome (POLS) hypothesis posits behavioural, physiological and/or morphological traits that mediate the trade-off bet... (Source: Frontiers in Zoology)
Source: Frontiers in Zoology - July 8, 2019 Category: Zoology Authors: Jiapeng Qu, Denis R éale, Quinn E. Fletcher and Yanming Zhang Tags: Research Source Type: research

Under pressure: force resistance measurements in box mites (Actinotrichida, Oribatida)
Mechanical defenses are very common and diverse in prey species, for example in oribatid mites. Here, the probably most complex form of morphological defense is known as ptychoidy, that enables the animals to ... (Source: Frontiers in Zoology)
Source: Frontiers in Zoology - July 4, 2019 Category: Zoology Authors: Sebastian Schmelzle and Nico Bl üthgen Tags: Research Source Type: research

Phylogenetic analysis and embryonic expression of panarthropod Dmrt genes
One set of the developmentally important Doublesex and Male-abnormal-3 Related Transcription factors (Dmrt) is subject of intense research, because of their role in sex-determination and sexual differentiation... (Source: Frontiers in Zoology)
Source: Frontiers in Zoology - July 2, 2019 Category: Zoology Authors: Virginia Panara, Graham E. Budd and Ralf Janssen Tags: Research Source Type: research

Uncertainty about flying conspecifics causes territorial contests of the Old World swallowtail, Papilio machaon
Male-male aerial contests of territorial butterflies are difficult to explain by major contest models based on game theory because of butterflies ’ apparent inability to inflict substantial costs on their oppon... (Source: Frontiers in Zoology)
Source: Frontiers in Zoology - June 24, 2019 Category: Zoology Authors: Tsuyoshi Takeuchi, Shinji Yabuta and Hiroyuki Takasaki Tags: Research Source Type: research

Effects of reproduction and environmental factors on body temperature and activity patterns of wolverines
Mammals in the far north are exposed to extreme seasonal changes in environmental conditions, such as temperature and photoperiod, which have notable effects on animal physiology and behaviour. The wolverine (Gul... (Source: Frontiers in Zoology)
Source: Frontiers in Zoology - June 17, 2019 Category: Zoology Authors: Alexandra Thiel, Alina L. Evans, Boris Fuchs, Jon M. Arnemo, Malin Aronsson and Jens Persson Tags: Research Source Type: research

Unravelling the sex- and age-specific impact of poaching mortality with multievent modeling
Poaching is a prominent source of ‘hidden hurdles’, cryptic impacts of human activities that may hinder the conservation of animal populations. Estimating poaching mortality is challenging, as the evidence for... (Source: Frontiers in Zoology)
Source: Frontiers in Zoology - June 13, 2019 Category: Zoology Authors: Luca Corlatti, Ana Sanz-Aguilar, Giacomo Tavecchia, Alessandro Gugiatti and Luca Pedrotti Tags: Research Source Type: research

Comparative and functional analysis of the digital mucus glands and secretions of tree frogs
Mucus and mucus glands are important features of the amphibian cutis. In tree frogs, the mucus glands and their secretions are crucial components of the adhesive digital pads of these animals. Despite a variet... (Source: Frontiers in Zoology)
Source: Frontiers in Zoology - June 13, 2019 Category: Zoology Authors: Julian K.A. Langowski, Saranshu Singla, Alex Nyarko, Henk Schipper, Frank T. van den Berg, Sukhmanjot Kaur, Henry C. Astley, Sander W.S. Gussekloo, Ali Dhinojwala and Johan L. van Leeuwen Tags: Research Source Type: research

A dune with a view: the eyes of a neotropical fossorial lizard
Lizards are excellent models to study the adaptations of the visual system to different scenarios, and surface-dwelling representatives have been relatively well studied. In contrast, very little is known abou... (Source: Frontiers in Zoology)
Source: Frontiers in Zoology - June 10, 2019 Category: Zoology Authors: Carola A. M. Yovanovich, Michele E. R. Pierotti, Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues and Taran Grant Tags: Research Source Type: research

Differential expression of myosin heavy chain isoforms in cardiac segments of gnathostome vertebrates and its evolutionary implications
Immunohistochemical studies of hearts from the lesser spotted dogfish, Scyliorhinus canicula (Chondrichthyes) revealed that the pan-myosin heavy chain (pan-MyHC) antibody MF20 homogeneously labels all the myocard... (Source: Frontiers in Zoology)
Source: Frontiers in Zoology - June 10, 2019 Category: Zoology Authors: Miguel A. L ópez-Unzu, Ana Carmen Durán, María Teresa Soto-Navarrete, Valentín Sans-Coma and Borja Fernández Tags: Research Source Type: research

Evidence for cell turnover as the mechanism responsible for the transport of embryos towards the vagina in viviparous onychophorans (velvet worms)
Onychophorans, commonly known as velvet worms, display a remarkable diversity of reproductive strategies including oviparity, and placentotrophic, lecithotrophic, matrotrophic or combined lecithotrophic/matrot... (Source: Frontiers in Zoology)
Source: Frontiers in Zoology - June 7, 2019 Category: Zoology Authors: Sandra Treffkorn, Oscar Yesid Hern ández-Lagos and Georg Mayer Tags: Research Source Type: research

Nest initiation and flooding in response to season and semi-lunar spring tides in a ground-nesting shorebird
Marine and intertidal organisms face the rhythmic environmental changes induced by tides. The large amplitude of spring tides that occur around full and new moon may threaten nests of ground-nesting birds. The... (Source: Frontiers in Zoology)
Source: Frontiers in Zoology - May 23, 2019 Category: Zoology Authors: Silvia Plaschke, Martin Bulla, Medardo Cruz-L ópez, Salvador Gómez del Ángel and Clemens Küpper Tags: Research Source Type: research

Mining morphometrics and age from past survey photographs
Researchers often document wildlife surveys using images. These images contain data that can be used to understand alterative research objectives, even years after they were originally captured. We have develo... (Source: Frontiers in Zoology)
Source: Frontiers in Zoology - May 13, 2019 Category: Zoology Authors: Caitlin E. Black, Hannah S. Mumby and Michelle D. Henley Tags: Methodology Source Type: research

Preference of spectral features in auditory processing for advertisement calls in the music frogs
Animal vocal signals encode very important information for communication during which the importance of temporal and spectral characteristics of vocalizations is always asymmetrical and species-specific. Howev... (Source: Frontiers in Zoology)
Source: Frontiers in Zoology - May 10, 2019 Category: Zoology Authors: Yanzhu Fan, Xizi Yue, Jing Yang, Jiangyan Shen, Di Shen, Yezhong Tang and Guangzhan Fang Tags: Research Source Type: research

Metabolic reprogramming involving glycolysis in the hibernating brown bear skeletal muscle
In mammals, the hibernating state is characterized by biochemical adjustments, which include metabolic rate depression and a shift in the primary fuel oxidized from carbohydrates to lipids. A number of studies... (Source: Frontiers in Zoology)
Source: Frontiers in Zoology - May 6, 2019 Category: Zoology Authors: Blandine Chazarin, Kenneth B. Storey, Anna Ziemianin, St éphanie Chanon, Marine Plumel, Isabelle Chery, Christine Durand, Alina L. Evans, Jon M. Arnemo, Andreas Zedrosser, Jon E. Swenson, Guillemette Gauquelin-Koch, Chantal Simon, Stephane Blanc, Etienne Tags: Research Source Type: research

Photoresponsiveness affects life history traits but not oxidative status in a seasonal rodent
Shortening photoperiod triggers seasonal adjustments like cessation of reproduction, molting and heterothermy. However there is a considerable among-individual variation in photoresponsiveness within one popul... (Source: Frontiers in Zoology)
Source: Frontiers in Zoology - April 18, 2019 Category: Zoology Authors: Anna S. Przybylska, Micha ł S. Wojciechowski and Małgorzata Jefimow Tags: Research Source Type: research

The sex- and duration-dependent effects of intermittent fasting on lifespan and reproduction of spider mite Tetranychus urticae
Intermittent fasting (IF) is receiving increasing attention as an alternative to continuous restriction of calories because of its benefits in aging-related disease prevention and lifespan extension. However, ... (Source: Frontiers in Zoology)
Source: Frontiers in Zoology - April 11, 2019 Category: Zoology Authors: Guang-Yun Li and Zhi-Qiang Zhang Tags: Research Source Type: research

The neuroanatomy of Barentsia discreta (Entoprocta, Coloniales) reveals significant differences between bryozoan and entoproct nervous systems
Entoprocta affinities within Lophotrochozoa remain unclear. In different studies, entoprocts are considered to be related to different groups, including Cycliophora, Bryozoa, Annelida, and Mollusca. The use of... (Source: Frontiers in Zoology)
Source: Frontiers in Zoology - March 28, 2019 Category: Zoology Authors: Anastasia O. Borisanova, Vladimir V. Malakhov and Elena N. Temereva Tags: Research Source Type: research

Oviposition and father presence reduce clutch cannibalism by female poison frogs
The consumption of conspecific young by adult individuals is a common phenomenon across various animal taxa. Possible adaptive benefits of such behaviour include the acquisition of nutrients, decreased competi... (Source: Frontiers in Zoology)
Source: Frontiers in Zoology - March 22, 2019 Category: Zoology Authors: Sandra Spring, Marion Lehner, Ludwig Huber and Eva Ringler Tags: Research Source Type: research

Parental incubation exchange in a territorial bird species involves sex-specific signalling
Effective communication between sexual partners is essential for successful reproduction. Avian parents with biparental incubation need to know how to negotiate, when and who will incubate, and how to harmoniz... (Source: Frontiers in Zoology)
Source: Frontiers in Zoology - March 22, 2019 Category: Zoology Authors: Martin Sl ádeček, Eva Vozabulová, Kateřina Brynychová and Miroslav E. Šálek Tags: Research Source Type: research

The central nervous system of Oweniidae (Annelida) and its implications for the structure of the ancestral annelid brain
Recent phylogenomic analyses congruently reveal a basal clade which consists of Oweniidae and Mageloniidae as sister group to the remaining Annelida. These results indicate that the last common ancestor of Ann... (Source: Frontiers in Zoology)
Source: Frontiers in Zoology - March 12, 2019 Category: Zoology Authors: Patrick Beckers, Conrad Helm, G ünter Purschke, Katrine Worsaae, Pat Hutchings and Thomas Bartolomaeus Tags: Research Source Type: research

Crowded developmental environment promotes adult sex-specific nutrient consumption in a polyphagous fly
The fitness of holometabolous insects depends largely on resources acquired at the larval stage. Larval density is an important factor modulating larval resource-acquisition, influencing adult survival, reprod... (Source: Frontiers in Zoology)
Source: Frontiers in Zoology - February 18, 2019 Category: Zoology Authors: Juliano Morimoto, Binh Nguyen, Hue Dinh, Anh The Than, Phillip W. Taylor and Fleur Ponton Tags: Research Source Type: research

Limb phase flexibility in walking: a test case in the squirrel monkey (Saimiri sciureus)
Previous analyses of factors influencing footfall timings and gait selection in quadrupeds have focused on the implications for energetic cost or gait mechanics separately. Here we present a model for symmetri... (Source: Frontiers in Zoology)
Source: Frontiers in Zoology - February 18, 2019 Category: Zoology Authors: Charlotte Elizabeth Miller, Laura Elizabeth Johnson, Henry Pinkard, Pierre Lemelin and Daniel Schmitt Tags: Research Source Type: research

Positive or negative? The shell alters the relationship among behavioral defense strategy, energy metabolic levels and antioxidant capacity in freshwater turtles
The relationships among energy metabolic levels, behavioral and other physiological traits help to determine the trade-off of energy allocation between different traits and the evolution of life-history driven... (Source: Frontiers in Zoology)
Source: Frontiers in Zoology - February 13, 2019 Category: Zoology Authors: Wenyi Zhang, Cuijuan Niu, Yukun Liu and Kenneth B. Storey Tags: Research Source Type: research

The Australian dingo: untamed or feral?
The Australian dingo continues to cause debate amongst Aboriginal people, pastoralists, scientists and the government in Australia. A lingering controversy is whether the dingo has been tamed and has now rever... (Source: Frontiers in Zoology)
Source: Frontiers in Zoology - February 13, 2019 Category: Zoology Authors: J. William O. Ballard and Laura A. B. Wilson Tags: Debate Source Type: research