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  1. Risk assessment occurs over different temporal and spatial scales and is selected for when individuals show an adaptive response to a threat. Here, we test if birds respond to the threat of brood parasitism us...

    Authors: Sonia Kleindorfer, Christine Evans, Diane Colombelli-Négrel, Jeremy Robertson, Matteo Griggio and Herbert Hoi
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2013 10:30
  2. Females have often been shown to exhibit preferences for certain male traits. However, little is known about behavioural rules females use when searching for mates in their natural habitat. We investigated mat...

    Authors: Ivonne Meuche, Oscar Brusa, K Eduard Linsenmair, Alexander Keller and Heike Pröhl
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2013 10:29
  3. Ancient DNA has revolutionized conservation genetic studies as it allows monitoring of the genetic variability of species through time and predicting the impact of ecosystems’ threats on future population dyna...

    Authors: Oscar Ramírez, Elena Gómez-Díaz, Iñigo Olalde, Juan Carlos Illera, Juan Carlos Rando, Jacob González-Solís and Carles Lalueza-Fox
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2013 10:28
  4. In long-distance migrants, a considerably higher proportion of time and energy is allocated to stopovers rather than to flights. Stopover duration and departure decisions affect consequently subsequent flight ...

    Authors: Heiko Schmaljohann, Fränzi Korner-Nievergelt, Beat Naef-Daenzer, Rolf Nagel, Ivan Maggini, Marc Bulte and Franz Bairlein
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2013 10:26
  5. Hybridization is a common phenomenon in fish and is considered to be a major source of diversification. Deciphering the remoulding of genomic regions and phenotypes in zones where hybrid specimens occur is of ...

    Authors: Melthide Sinama, André Gilles, Caroline Costedoat, Emmanuel Corse, Jean-Michel Olivier, Rémi Chappaz and Nicolas Pech
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2013 10:22
  6. We examined patterns of genetic divergence in 26 Mediterranean populations of the semi-terrestrial beachflea Orchestia montagui using mitochondrial (cytochrome oxidase subunit I), microsatellite (eight loci) and ...

    Authors: Laura Pavesi, Ralph Tiedemann, Elvira De Matthaeis and Valerio Ketmaier
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2013 10:21
  7. Gastropoda are guided by several sensory organs in the head region, referred to as cephalic sensory organs (CSOs). These CSOs are innervated by distinct nerves. This study proposes a unified terminology for th...

    Authors: Annette Klussmann-Kolb, Roger P Croll and Sid Staubach
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2013 10:20
  8. Loricifera is a group of small, marine animals, with undetermined phylogenetic relationships within Ecdysozoa (molting protostome animals). Despite their well-known external morphology, data on the internal an...

    Authors: Ricardo C Neves, Xavier Bailly, Francesca Leasi, Heinrich Reichert, Martin V Sørensen and Reinhardt M Kristensen
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2013 10:19
  9. The vertebrate head is a highly derived trait with a heavy concentration of sophisticated sensory organs that allow complex behaviour in this lineage. The head sensory structures arise during vertebrate develo...

    Authors: Martin Sebastijan Šestak, Vedran Božičević, Robert Bakarić, Vedran Dunjko and Tomislav Domazet-Lošo
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2013 10:18
  10. The axial skeleton is one of the defining evolutionary landmarks of vertebrates. How this structure develops and how it has evolved in the different vertebrate lineages is, however, a matter of debate. Vertebr...

    Authors: David Buckley, Viktor Molnár, Gábor Németh, Örs Petneházy and Judit Vörös
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2013 10:17
  11. The introduction and statistical formalisation of landmark-based methods for analysing biological shape has made a major impact on comparative morphometric analyses. However, a satisfactory solution for includ...

    Authors: Hossein Ragheb, Neil A Thacker, Paul A Bromiley, Diethard Tautz and Anja C Schunke
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2013 10:16
  12. A so called “taxonomic impediment” has been recognized as a major obstacle to biodiversity research for the past two decades. Numerous remedies were then proposed. However, neither significant progress in term...

    Authors: Alexander Riedel, Katayo Sagata, Yayuk R Suhardjono, Rene Tänzler and Michael Balke
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2013 10:15
  13. Animals are often conspicuously colored and explanations range from aposematism and mimicry to sexual selection. Although sexual selection explains vivid coloration in males, functional significance of vivid c...

    Authors: Vladimír Remeš and Beata Matysioková
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2013 10:14
  14. The major climatic oscillations during the Quaternary Ice Age heavily influenced the distribution of species and left their mark on intraspecific genetic diversity. Past range shifts can be reconstructed with ...

    Authors: Ben Wielstra, Jelka Crnobrnja-Isailović, Spartak N Litvinchuk, Bastian T Reijnen, Andrew K Skidmore, Konstantinos Sotiropoulos, Albertus G Toxopeus, Nikolay Tzankov, Tanja Vukov and Jan W Arntzen
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2013 10:13
  15. The presence of two sexually active male morphs with different reproductive tactics in a single species is rare among mammals. The most striking case of bimaturism among primates is exhibited by the orangutan (Po...

    Authors: Lynda P Dunkel, Natasha Arora, Maria A van Noordwijk, Sri Suci Utami Atmoko, Angga Prathama Putra, Michael Krützen and Carel P van Schaik
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2013 10:12
  16. Sexual size dimorphism (SSD) is related to ecology, behaviour and life history of organisms. Rensch’s rule states that SSD increases with overall body size in species where males are the larger sex, while decr...

    Authors: Wen Bo Liao, Yu Zeng, Cai Quan Zhou and Robert Jehle
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2013 10:10
  17. Sociality has evolved independently multiple times across the spider phylogeny, and despite wide taxonomic and geographical breadth the social species are characterized by a common geographical constrain to tr...

    Authors: Marija Majer, Jens-Christian Svenning and Trine Bilde
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2013 10:9
  18. Many studies in behavioural endocrinology attempt to link territorial aggression with testosterone, but the exact relationship between testosterone and territorial behaviour is still unclear and may depend on ...

    Authors: Beate Apfelbeck, Kim G Mortega, Sarah Kiefer, Silke Kipper and Wolfgang Goymann
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2013 10:8
  19. Whirligig beetles (Coleoptera: Gyrinidae) are aquatic insects living on the water surface. They are equipped with four compound eyes, an upper pair viewing above the water surface and a lower submerged pair vi...

    Authors: Chan Lin and Nicholas J Strausfeld
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2013 10:7
  20. Many animals use information acquired from recent experiences to modify their responses to new situations. Animals’ decisions in contests also depend on their previous experience: after recent victories indivi...

    Authors: Ryan L Earley, Chung-Kai Lu, I-Han Lee, Stephanie C Wong and Yuying Hsu
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2013 10:6
  21. Patterns of biodiversity in the subterranean realm are typically different from those encountered on the Earth’s surface. The Dinaric karst of Croatia, Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina is a global hotspot o...

    Authors: Helena Bilandžija, Brian Morton, Martina Podnar and Helena Ćetković
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2013 10:5
  22. Creation and use of the scientific names of animals are ruled by the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature. Until recently, publication of new names in a work produced with ink on paper was required fo...

    Authors: Alessandro Minelli
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2013 10:4
  23. Insects have evolved a wide range of mechanisms to defend themselves and their offspring against antagonists. One of these strategies involves the utilization of antimicrobial compounds provided by symbiotic b...

    Authors: Sabrina Koehler, Jan Doubský and Martin Kaltenpoth
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2013 10:3
  24. Many mammals have evolved highly adapted hearing associated with ecological specialisation. Of these, bats possess the widest frequency range of vocalisations and associated hearing sensitivities, with frequen...

    Authors: Kalina TJ Davies, Ibnu Maryanto and Stephen J Rossiter
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2013 10:2
  25. Dispersal and gene flow determine connectivity among populations, and can be studied through population genetics and phylogeography. We here review the results of such a framework for free-living marine nemato...

    Authors: Sofie Derycke, Thierry Backeljau and Tom Moens
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2013 10:1
  26. Social parasitism is an important selective pressure for social insect species. It is particularly the case for the hosts of dulotic (so called slave-making) ants, which pillage the brood of host colonies to i...

    Authors: Olivier Delattre, Rumsaïs Blatrix, Nicolas Châline, Stéphane Chameron, Anne Fédou, Chloé Leroy and Pierre Jaisson
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2012 9:38
  27. One central concept in evolutionary ecology is that current and residual reproductive values are negatively linked by the so-called cost of reproduction. Previous studies examining the nature of this cost sugg...

    Authors: Antoine Stier, Sophie Reichert, Sylvie Massemin, Pierre Bize and François Criscuolo
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2012 9:37
  28. Human speech does not only communicate linguistic information but also paralinguistic features, e.g. information about the identity and the arousal state of the sender. Comparable morphological and physiologic...

    Authors: Marina Scheumann, Anna-Elisa Roser, Wiebke Konerding, Eva Bleich, Hans-Jürgen Hedrich and Elke Zimmermann
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2012 9:36
  29. Many Ophidiidae are active in dark environments and display complex sonic apparatus morphologies. However, sound recordings are scarce and little is known about acoustic communication in this family. This pape...

    Authors: Loïc Kéver, Kelly S Boyle, Branko Dragičević, Jakov Dulčić, Margarida Casadevall and Eric Parmentier
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2012 9:34
  30. Traditionally, genomic or transcriptomic data have been restricted to a few model or emerging model organisms, and to a handful of species of medical and/or environmental importance. Next-generation sequencing...

    Authors: Ana Riesgo, Sónia C S Andrade, Prashant P Sharma, Marta Novo, Alicia R Pérez-Porro, Varpu Vahtera, Vanessa L González, Gisele Y Kawauchi and Gonzalo Giribet
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2012 9:33
  31. Correlations between sea surface temperature (SST) and growth parameters of the solitary azooxanthellate Dendrophylliid Leptopsammia pruvoti were assessed along an 8° latitudinal gradient on western Italian coast...

    Authors: Erik Caroselli, Guido Mattioli, Oren Levy, Giuseppe Falini, Zvy Dubinsky and Stefano Goffredo
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2012 9:32
  32. We describe the tagmatization pattern of the anterior region of the extant stomatopod Erugosquilla massavensis. For documentation we used the autofluorescence capacities of the specimens, resulting in a significa...

    Authors: Carolin Haug, Wafaa S Sallam, Andreas Maas, Dieter Waloszek, Verena Kutschera and Joachim T Haug
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2012 9:31
  33. Our purpose was to assess how pairs of sibling horseshoe bats coexists when their morphology and echolocation are almost identical. We collected data on echolocation, wing morphology, diet, and habitat use of ...

    Authors: Egoitz Salsamendi, Inazio Garin, Inmaculada Arostegui, Urtzi Goiti and Joxerra Aihartza
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2012 9:30
  34. Matrotrophy or extraembryonic nutrition – transfer of nutrients from mother to embryo during gestation – is well known and thoroughly studied among vertebrates, but still poorly understood in invertebrates. Th...

    Authors: Martin Moosbrugger, Thomas Schwaha, Manfred G Walzl, Matthias Obst and Andrew N Ostrovsky
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2012 9:29
  35. Ongoing ocean warming and acidification increasingly affect marine ecosystems, in particular around the Antarctic Peninsula. Yet little is known about the capability of Antarctic notothenioid fish to cope with...

    Authors: Anneli Strobel, Swaantje Bennecke, Elettra Leo, Katja Mintenbeck, Hans O Pörtner and Felix C Mark
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2012 9:28
  36. Acoels are microscopic marine worms that have become the focus of renewed debate and research due to their placement at the base of the Bilateria by molecular phylogenies. To date, Isodiametra pulchra is the most...

    Authors: Johannes Georg Achatz and Pedro Martinez
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2012 9:27
  37. In the past decade neuroanatomy has proved to be a valuable source of character systems that provide insights into arthropod relationships. Since the most detailed description of dipluran brain anatomy dates b...

    Authors: Alexander Böhm, Nikolaus U Szucsich and Günther Pass
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2012 9:26
  38. Gene expression in eukaryotes is regulated by histone acetylation/deacetylation, an epigenetic process mediated by histone acetyltransferases (HATs) and histone deacetylases (HDACs) whose opposing activities a...

    Authors: Krishnendu Mukherjee, Rainer Fischer and Andreas Vilcinskas
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2012 9:25
  39. The phenomenon of sexual conflict has been well documented, and in populations with biased operational sex ratios the consequences for the rarer sex can be severe. Females are typically a limited resource and ...

    Authors: Kristine L Grayson, Stephen P De Lisle, Jerrah E Jackson, Samuel J Black and Erica J Crespi
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2012 9:24
  40. Two types of excretory systems, protonephridia and metanephridial systems are common among bilaterians. The homology of protonephridia of lophotrochozoan taxa has been widely accepted. In contrast, the homolog...

    Authors: Natalie Baeumler, Gerhard Haszprunar and Bernhard Ruthensteiner
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2012 9:23
  41. Some decades ago, biogeographers distinguished three major faunal types of high importance for Europe: (i) Mediterranean elements with exclusive glacial survival in the Mediterranean refugia, (ii) Siberian ele...

    Authors: Thomas Schmitt and Zoltán Varga
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2012 9:22
  42. Tonsils are secondary lymphoid organs located in the naso- and oropharynx of most mammalian species. Most tonsils are characterised by crypts surrounded by dense lymphoid tissue. However, tonsils without crypt...

    Authors: Martina R Crole and John T Soley
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2012 9:21
  43. Aposematism is a defense system against predators consisting of the toxicity warning using conspicuous coloration. If the toxin production and aposematic coloration is costly, only individuals in good physical...

    Authors: J Manuel Vidal-Cordero, Gregorio Moreno-Rueda, Antonio López-Orta, Carlos Marfil-Daza, José L Ros-Santaella and F Javier Ortiz-Sánchez
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2012 9:20
  44. Sexual selection is a major force driving evolution and is intertwined with ecological factors. Differential allocation of limited resources has a central role in the cost of reproduction. In this paper, I rev...

    Authors: Gerlind U C Lehmann
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2012 9:19