Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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Asymmetries in the maternal behaviour and anatomy might play an important role in the development of primate manual lateralization. In particular, early life asymmetries in mother’s and infant’s behaviour have been suggested to be associated with the development...

["Animal Behavior","Developmental Biology","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4736
1 citation
180 downloads
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Terrestrial eggs have evolved repeatedly in tropical anurans exposing embryos to the new threat of dehydration. Red-eyed treefrogs, Agalychnis callidryas, lay eggs on plants over water. Maternally provided water allows shaded eggs in humid sites to develop to hatching...

["Biosphere Interactions","Climate Change Biology","Developmental Biology","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3549
1 citation
357 downloads
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Larvae of malacostracan crustaceans represent a large fraction of modern day zooplankton. Plankton is not only a major part of the modern marine ecosystem, but must have played an important role in the ecosystems of the past as well. Unfortunately, our knowledge...

["Developmental Biology","Ecology","Paleontology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2966
2 citations
302 downloads
941 views

Ocean warming represents a major threat to marine biota worldwide, and forecasting ecological ramifications is a high priority as atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions continue to rise. Fitness of marine species relies critically on early developmental and...

["Climate Change Biology","Developmental Biology","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2956
2 citations
201 downloads
863 views

The non-feeding postlarva (puerulus) of spiny lobsters actively swims from the open ocean to the coastal habitats where it settles and molts to the first-stage juvenile (JI). Because pueruli use much of their energy reserves swimming and preparing for the post-settlement...

["Developmental Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2852
1 citation
321 downloads
1,466 views

Necrophagous beetles are underrepresented in forensic entomology studies despite their undeniable utility for the field. In the present article, information is presented regarding the developmental biology and instar determination of Sciodrepoides watsoni (Spence,...

["Developmental Biology","Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1944
3 citations
292 downloads
1,538 views

Many animals with complex life cycles can cope with environmental uncertainty by altering the timing of life history switch points through plasticity. Pond hydroperiod has important consequences for the fitness of aquatic organisms and many taxa alter the timing...

["Animal Behavior","Developmental Biology","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1268
1 citation
370 downloads
1,038 views

Chicks (Gallus gallus domesticus) learn to peck soon after hatching and then peck in rapid bursts or bouts with intervals of non-pecking activity. The food sources may be static such as seeds and chick crumb, or mobile such as a mealworm. Here, changes with age...

["Animal Behavior","Developmental Biology","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.626

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