The mechanical puzzle of crush-resistant beetles [OUTSIDE JEB]
Jeffrey Olberding (Source: Journal of Experimental Biology)
Source: Journal of Experimental Biology - January 4, 2021 Category: Biology Authors: Olberding, J. Tags: OUTSIDE JEB Source Type: research
Stress in the egg makes gull chicks fitter [OUTSIDE JEB]
Valeria Marasco (Source: Journal of Experimental Biology)
Source: Journal of Experimental Biology - January 4, 2021 Category: Biology Authors: Marasco, V. Tags: OUTSIDE JEB Source Type: research
Thermal robustness of biomechanical processes [COMMENTARY]
Jeffrey P. Olberding and Stephen M. Deban Temperature influences many physiological processes that govern life as a result of the thermal sensitivity of chemical reactions. The repeated evolution of endothermy and widespread behavioral thermoregulation in animals highlight the importance of elevating tissue temperature to increase the rate of chemical processes. Yet, movement performance that is robust to changes in body temperature has been observed in numerous species. This thermally robust performance appears exceptional in light of the well-documented effects of temperature on muscle contractile properties, including ...
Source: Journal of Experimental Biology - January 4, 2021 Category: Biology Authors: Olberding, J. P., Deban, S. M. Tags: Comparative biomechanics of movement COMMENTARY Source Type: research
Drivers of plasticity in freeze tolerance in the intertidal mussel Mytilus trossulus [RESEARCH ARTICLE]
Jessica R. Kennedy, Christopher D. G. Harley, and Katie E. Marshall Freezing is an extreme stress to living cells, and so freeze-tolerant animals often accumulate protective molecules (termed cryoprotectants) to prevent the cellular damage caused by freezing. The bay mussel, Mytilus trossulus, is an ecologically important intertidal invertebrate that can survive freezing. Although much is known about the biochemical correlates of freeze tolerance in insects and vertebrates, the cryoprotectants that are used by intertidal invertebrates are not well characterized. Previous work has proposed two possible groups of low-molecu...
Source: Journal of Experimental Biology - December 29, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: Kennedy, J. R., Harley, C. D. G., Marshall, K. E. Tags: RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research
The impact of long-term reduced access to cleaner fish on health indicators of resident client fish [RESEARCH ARTICLE]
Albert F. H. Ros, David Nusbaumer, Zegni Triki, Alexandra S. Grutter, and Redouan Bshary In many mutualisms, benefits in the form of food are exchanged for services such as transport or protection. In the marine cleaning mutualism, a variety of ‘client’ reef fishes offer ‘cleaner’ fish Labroides dimidiatus access to food in the form of their ectoparasites, where parasite removal supposedly protects the clients. Yet, the health benefits individual clients obtain in the long term from repeated ectoparasite removal remain relatively unknown. Here, we tested whether long-term reduced access to cleaning...
Source: Journal of Experimental Biology - December 29, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: Ros, A. F. H., Nusbaumer, D., Triki, Z., Grutter, A. S., Bshary, R. Tags: RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research