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Background. Neuropeptides are important regulators of physiological processes and behavior. Although they tend to be generally well conserved, recent results using trancriptome sequencing on decapod crustaceans give the impression of significant differences between...

["Bioinformatics","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2043
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The postcranial anatomy of Crocodyliformes has historically been neglected, as most descriptions are based solely on skulls. Yet, the significance of the postcranium in crocodyliforms evolution is reflected in the great lifestyle diversity exhibited by the group,...

["Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2075
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Housing development beyond the urban fringe (i.e., exurban development) is one of the fastest growing forms of land-use change in the United States. Exurban development’s attraction to natural and recreational amenities has raised concerns for conservation and...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2039
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Postcopulatory sexual selection may favour mechanisms to reduce sperm competition, like physical sperm removal by males. To investigate the origin of sperm removal, I studied the reproductive behaviour and mechanisms of sperm competition in the only living member...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2077
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Global warming is influencing the biology of the world’s biota. Temperature increases are occurring at a faster pace than that experienced by organisms in their evolutionary histories, limiting the organisms’ response to new conditions. Mechanistic models that...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2072
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Mauremys reevesii (Geoemydidae) is one of the most common and widespread semi-aquatic turtles in East Asia. The unusually long lifespan of some individuals makes this turtle species a potentially useful model organism for studying the molecular basis of longevity....

["Genetics","Genomics","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2062
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We evaluate the population genetic structure of the intertidal barnacle Jehlius cirratus across a broad portion of its geographic distribution using data from the mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase I (COI) gene region. Despite sampling diversity from over 3000km...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.596v3
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Over the past two decades, populations of Shiras moose (Alces alces shirasi) in western Wyoming have declined. Recent work on the Jackson herd in northwest Wyoming suggests that the 1988 Yellowstone fires and regional drought contributed to a considerable decline...

["Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2056v1
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Background. Feirana quadranus and Feirana taihangnica, two species of frogs inhabiting in waterbodies in the Tsinling Mountains, China, are believed to be sister species that diverged 46,000 years ago. In their sympatric area, morphological variations found between...

["Evolutionary Studies","Molecular Biology","Taxonomy","Zoology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2058v1
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The objective of this pilot study was to evaluate the feasibility of Flash Visual Evoked Potentials (FVEPs) testing in birds of prey in a clinical setting and to describe the protocol and the baseline data for normal vision in this species. FVEP recordings were...

["Neuroscience","Veterinary Medicine","Zoology","Neurology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1875v2
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Background. Foraging efficiency is critical in determining the success of organisms and may be affected by a range of factors, including resource distance and quality. For social insects such as ants, outcomes must be considered at the level of both the individual...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Entomology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2049
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Over the past 20 years, the study of personality has blossomed within primatology. Rating inventories have been extensively used across species to identify personality factor structures for different species. Chimpanzees share a common six-factor structure, composed...

["Animal Behavior","Evolutionary Studies","Zoology","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1916v2
50 downloads
593 views

Cuttlefish are known for their ability to quickly alter their total appearance, or body pattern, to camouflage or to communicate with predators, prey and conspecifics. The body patterns of some species have been extensively documented to gain a better understanding...

["Animal Behavior","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2035
36 downloads
209 views

Microsatellite markers remain an important tool for ecological and evolutionary research, but are unavailable for many non-model organisms. One such organism with rare ecological and evolutionary features is the epizoic barnacle Chelonibia testudinaria (Linnaeus,...

["Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Molecular Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2019
47 downloads
163 views

Plotosus canius (Hamilton, 1822) is a significant marine species in Malaysia from nutritional and commercial perspectives. Despite numerous fundamental research on biological characteristics of P. canius, there are various concerns on the level of population differentiation,...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1930

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