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  1. The Damaraland mole-rat (Fukomys damarensis) is a eusocial, subterranean mammal, which exhibits an extreme reproductive skew with a single female (queen) monopolizing reproduction in each colony. Non-reproductive...

    Authors: Cornelia Voigt, Manfred Gahr, Stefan Leitner, Heike Lutermann and Nigel Bennett
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2014 11:38
  2. Diaptomid copepods are prevalent throughout continental waters of the Neotropics, yet little is known about their biogeography. In this study we investigate the main biogeographical patterns among the neotropi...

    Authors: Gilmar Perbiche-Neves, Daniel Previattelli, Marcio R Pie, Andressa Duran, Eduardo Suárez-Morales, Geoffrey A Boxshall, Marcos G Nogueira and Carlos EF da Rocha
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2014 11:36
  3. Though it has long been known that the prosomal ganglion of scorpions is supplied by a dense system of arteries, the pattern of this network has never been described and analyzed in detail. Using MicroCT in co...

    Authors: Bastian J Klußmann-Fricke, Sebastian W Pomrehn and Christian S Wirkner
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2014 11:28
  4. Metamorphic remodeling of the nervous system and its organization in juvenile may shed light on early steps of evolution and can be used as an important criterion for establishing the relationships among large...

    Authors: Elena N Temereva and Eugeni B Tsitrin
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2014 11:35
  5. Why have birds evolved the ability to reject eggs? Typically, foreign egg discrimination is interpreted as evidence that interspecific brood parasitism (IP) has selected for the host’s ability to recognize and...

    Authors: Peter Samas, Mark E Hauber, Phillip Cassey and Tomas Grim
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2014 11:34
  6. The homology of the digits in the bird wing is a high-profile controversy in developmental and evolutionary biology. The embryonic position of the digits cartilages with respect to the primary axis (ulnare and...

    Authors: Miguel Salinas-Saavedra, Cristian Gonzalez-Cabrera, Luis Ossa-Fuentes, Joao F Botelho, Macarena Ruiz-Flores and Alexander O Vargas
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2014 11:33
  7. Domestication can lead to marked alterations in the biobehavioural profile of a species. Furthermore, during ontogeny, the individual phenotype of an animal can be shaped by the environment in important phases...

    Authors: Benjamin Zipser, Anja Schleking, Sylvia Kaiser and Norbert Sachser
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2014 11:30
  8. To increase fertilization success, males transfer accessory gland products (Acps). Several species have evolved unconventional Acps transfer modes, meaning that Acps are transferred separately from the sperm. ...

    Authors: Z Valentina Zizzari, Irene Smolders and Joris M Koene
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2014 11:32
  9. Kinorhyncha is a clade of marine invertebrate meiofauna. Their body plan includes a retractable introvert bearing rings of cuticular spines, and a limbless trunk with distinct segmentation of nervous, muscular...

    Authors: María Herranz, Michael J Boyle, Fernando Pardos and Ricardo C Neves
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2014 11:31
  10. The computational demands of sociality (maintaining group cohesion, reducing conflict) and ecological problems (extractive foraging, memorizing resource locations) are the main drivers proposed to explain the ...

    Authors: Elodie F Briefer, Samaah Haque, Luigi Baciadonna and Alan G McElligott
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2014 11:20
  11. The ability to relocate home or breeding sites after experimental removal has been observed in several amphibians and the sensory basis of this behavior has been studied in some temperate-region species. Howev...

    Authors: Andrius Pašukonis, Matthias-Claudio Loretto, Lukas Landler, Max Ringler and Walter Hödl
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2014 11:29
  12. Nutrient availability, assimilation, and allocation can have important and lasting effects on the immune system development of growing animals. Though carotenoid pigments have immunostimulatory properties in m...

    Authors: Kristen L McCartney, Russell A Ligon, Michael W Butler, Dale F DeNardo and Kevin J McGraw
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2014 11:26
  13. Cichlid fishes show considerable diversity in swim bladder morphology. In members of the subfamily Etroplinae, the connection between anterior swim bladder extensions and the inner ears enhances sound transmis...

    Authors: Tanja Schulz-Mirbach, Friedrich Ladich, Martin Plath, Brian D Metscher and Martin Heß
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2014 11:25
  14. Previous exposure to a pathogen can help organisms cope with recurring infection. This is widely recognised in vertebrates, but increasing occasions are also being reported in invertebrates where this phenomen...

    Authors: Lauri Mikonranta, Johanna Mappes, Minna Kaukoniitty and Dalial Freitak
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2014 11:23
  15. Producing smart offspring is an important fitness trait; individuals with enhanced cognitive ability should be more adept at responding to complex environmental demands. Cognitive ability can be influenced by ...

    Authors: Bao-Jun Sun, Ting-Ting Wang, David A Pike, Liang Liang and Wei-Guo Du
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2014 11:21
  16. Experimental litter size manipulations are often not problem free. Typically conducted shortly after birth or oviposition, they do not account for the energy already invested into the production of the offspri...

    Authors: Manuela Ferrari, Anna K Lindholm and Barbara König
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2014 11:18
  17. There has been much recent debate in Australia over whether lethal control of dingoes incurs environmental costs, particularly by allowing increase of populations of mesopredators such as red foxes and feral c...

    Authors: Christopher N Johnson, Mathew S Crowther, Chris R Dickman, Michael I Letnic, Thomas M Newsome, Dale G Nimmo, Euan G Ritchie and Arian D Wallach
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2014 11:17
  18. Sacoglossan sea slugs are well known for their unique ability among metazoans to incorporate functional chloroplasts (kleptoplasty) in digestive glandular cells, enabling the slugs to use these as energy sourc...

    Authors: Gregor Christa, Katharina Händeler, Till F Schäberle, Gabriele M König and Heike Wägele
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2014 11:15
  19. Maternal kin selection is a driving force in the evolution of mammalian social complexity and it requires that kin are distinctive from nonkin. The transition from the ancestral state of asociality to the deri...

    Authors: Sharon E Kessler, Ute Radespiel, Alida I F Hasiniaina, Lisette M C Leliveld, Leanne T Nash and Elke Zimmermann
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2014 11:14
  20. Bivalve teredinids inflict great destruction to wooden maritime structures. Yet no comprehensive study was ever carried out on these organisms in European coastal waters. Thus, the aims of this study were to: ...

    Authors: Luísa MS Borges, Lucas M Merckelbach, Íris Sampaio and Simon M Cragg
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2014 11:13
  21. Free-living flatworms, in both marine and freshwater environments, are able to adhere to and release from a substrate several times within a second. This reversible adhesion relies on adhesive organs comprised...

    Authors: Birgit Lengerer, Robert Pjeta, Julia Wunderer, Marcelo Rodrigues, Roberto Arbore, Lukas Schärer, Eugene Berezikov, Michael W Hess, Kristian Pfaller, Bernhard Egger, Sabrina Obwegeser, Willi Salvenmoser and Peter Ladurner
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2014 11:12
  22. In biparental birds testosterone levels of males are typically high during the mating phase and decrease during the parental phase. Testosterone implants may enhance mating behaviors, increase the likelihood o...

    Authors: Camila P Villavicencio, Beate Apfelbeck and Wolfgang Goymann
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2014 11:11
  23. How important are sexual hormones beyond their function in reproductive biology has yet to be understood. In this study, we analyzed the effects of sex steroids on the biology of the embryonic amphibian epider...

    Authors: Patricia Castillo-Briceno and Laurent Kodjabachian
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2014 11:9
  24. Higher-level systematics in amphibians is relatively stable. However, recent phylogenetic studies of African torrent-frogs have uncovered high divergence in these phenotypically and ecologically similar frogs,...

    Authors: Michael F Barej, Andreas Schmitz, Rainer Günther, Simon P Loader, Kristin Mahlow and Mark-Oliver Rödel
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2014 11:8
  25. Chitons (Polyplacophora) are molluscs considered to have a simple nervous system without cephalisation. The position of the class within Mollusca is the topic of extensive debate and neuroanatomical characters...

    Authors: Julia D Sigwart, Lauren H Sumner-Rooney, Enrico Schwabe, Martin Heß, Gerard P Brennan and Michael Schrödl
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2014 11:7
  26. The Mediterranean sacoglossan Elysia timida is one of the few sea slug species with the ability to sequester chloroplasts from its food algae and to subsequently store them in a functional state in the digestive ...

    Authors: Valerie Schmitt, Katharina Händeler, Susanne Gunkel, Marie-Line Escande, Diedrik Menzel, Sven B Gould, William F Martin and Heike Wägele
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2014 11:5
  27. Villin 1 is an actin-regulatory protein involved in the formation of microvilli of mammalian enterocytes. The microvilli, finger-like protrusions, are more abundant on the apical surfaces of gill ionocytes in ...

    Authors: Chao-Kai Kang and Tsung-Han Lee
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2014 11:2
  28. Several mammalian species spontaneously align their body axis with respect to the Earth’s magnetic field (MF) lines in diverse behavioral contexts. Magnetic alignment is a suitable paradigm to scan for the occ...

    Authors: Vlastimil Hart, Petra Nováková, Erich Pascal Malkemper, Sabine Begall, Vladimír Hanzal, Miloš Ježek, Tomáš Kušta, Veronika Němcová, Jana Adámková, Kateřina Benediktová, Jaroslav Červený and Hynek Burda
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2013 10:80
  29. A remarkable aspect of bird migration is its nocturnality, particularly common in Passeriformes. The switch in activity from purely diurnal to also nocturnal is evident even in caged birds that during migrator...

    Authors: Leonida Fusani, Francesca Coccon, Alfonso Rojas Mora and Wolfgang Goymann
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2013 10:79
  30. Females having a longer telomere and lifespan than males have been documented in many animals. Such linkage however has never been reported in fish. Progressive shortening of telomere length is an important ag...

    Authors: Singaram Gopalakrishnan, Napo KM Cheung, Bill WP Yip and Doris WT Au
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2013 10:78
  31. Life-history theory predicts that organisms trade off survival against reproduction. However, the time scales on which various consequences become evident and the physiology mediating the cost of reproduction ...

    Authors: Arne Hegemann, Kevin D Matson, Heiner Flinks and B Irene Tieleman
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2013 10:77
  32. Immediate responses towards emotional utterances in humans are determined by the acoustic structure and perceived relevance, i.e. salience, of the stimuli, and are controlled via a central feedback taking into...

    Authors: Hanna B Kastein, Vinoth AK Kumar, Sripathi Kandula and Sabine Schmidt
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2013 10:75
  33. The impact of social parasites on their hosts’ fitness is a strong selective pressure that can lead to the evolution of adapted defence strategies. Guarding the nest to prevent the intrusion of parasites is a ...

    Authors: Pierre Blacher, Laurie Boreggio, Chloé Leroy, Paul Devienne, Nicolas Châline and Stéphane Chameron
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2013 10:74
  34. The so-called ventral organs are amongst the most enigmatic structures in Onychophora (velvet worms). They were described as segmental, ectodermal thickenings in the onychophoran embryo, but the same term has ...

    Authors: Ivo de Sena Oliveira, Noel N Tait, Ira Strübing and Georg Mayer
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2013 10:73
  35. In the honeybee Apis mellifera, female larvae destined to become a queen are fed with royal jelly, a secretion of the hypopharyngeal glands of young nurse bees that rear the brood. The protein moiety of royal jel...

    Authors: Anja Buttstedt, Robin FA Moritz and Silvio Erler
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2013 10:72
  36. The freshwater sculpins (genus Cottus) are small, bottom-living fishes widely distributed in North America and Europe. The taxonomy of European species has remained unresolved for a long time due to the overlap o...

    Authors: Orphal Colleye, Michael Ovidio, André Salmon and Eric Parmentier
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2013 10:71
  37. Due to its remarkable species diversity and micro-endemism, Madagascar has recently been suggested to serve as a biogeographic model region. However, hypothesis-based tests of various diversification mechanism...

    Authors: Matthias Markolf and Peter M Kappeler
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2013 10:70