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The epigenome regulates the gene expression of all differentiated cells and indicates which specific genes must be transcribed. It is argued that the expression factors that act on specific genes of the somatic cell involved in a behavior also act on the transcription...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26862v2
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The Greenland Shark (Somniosus microcephalus) is the most common bycatch in the Greenland halibut (Reinhardtius hippoglossoides) bottom longline fishery in Cumberland Sound, Canada. Historically, this inshore fishery has been prosecuted through the ice during winter...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26864v1
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Rodent grimace scales facilitate assessment of spontaneous pain and can identify a range of acute pain levels. Reported rater training in using these scales varies considerably and may contribute to observed variability in inter-rater reliability. This study evaluated...

["Animal Behavior","Veterinary Medicine","Anesthesiology and Pain Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26721v2
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Carnivores are important components of ecosystems with wide-ranging effects on ecological communities. These effects are complex and vary with carnivore size, natural history, and hunting tactics, and researchers and managers must understand the ecological roles...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26835v1
26 downloads
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The Beal’s-eyed turtle (Sacalia bealei) is endemic to southeastern China and endangered due to poaching and habitat loss. Knowledge of S. bealei ecology is lacking and this study provides baseline information of its reproduction in a natural environment. We studied...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26779v1
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Potential negative effects of the synthetic veterinary pharmaceutical, Ivermectin, on non-target fauna have generated a search for less-toxic alternatives. Thus, Neem plant extract (Azadirachta indica A. Juss) has been used as a natural alternative to replace Ivermectin...

["Agricultural Science","Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Entomology","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26770v1
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The ability of vertebrates to generate rhythm within their spinal neural networks is essential for walking, running, and other rhythmic behaviors. The central pattern generator (CPG) network responsible for these behaviors is well-characterized with experimental...

["Animal Behavior","Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Neuroscience","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26734v1
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Pavocosa sp. (Lycosidae) burrows found in an open sparsely vegetated area on the edge of the saline lake the “Gran Salitral”, in central Argentina, are described. Burrows were studied by capturing the occupant and casting them with dental plaster. The hosting sediments...

["Animal Behavior","Paleontology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26674v1
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The breeding routines and foraging behaviour of many pelagic seabird species is influenced by environmental factors. Seasonality greatly affects the temporal prey availability for many marine species while the spatial distribution of prey often correlates to oceanographic...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Marine Biology","Zoology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26653v1
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We examined the effectiveness of simulated underground utility cable markers in hiding infrared cameras along a roadway. Our study took place in the summer of 2014 and winter of 2015 as part of a survey to determine whether swift fox (Vulpes velox) were present...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Zoology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26652v1
58 downloads
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Background. Several anatomical studies have concluded that green turtles (Chelonia mydas) possess the necessary anatomy for colour vision. Behavioural experiments were conducted with newly emerged hatchlings, testing their attraction towards light sources of different...

["Animal Behavior","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26642v1
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Molt summary tables reveal the sequence and mode of flight feather replacement and how these feathers are divided into independent replacement series. These tables are relatively new, and the first illustration for generating molt summary tables used a temperate...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26608v1
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The sensory systems of Boidae and Crotalinae snakes detect subtle differences of thermal infrared energy. The complexity of this ability involves neurophysiological mechanisms with interspecific differences in the anatomy of thermoreceptor organs and functionally...

["Animal Behavior","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26599v1
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During a recent biodiversity study marine invertebrates were found with blue microplastic granules attached to their body surface. The animals originated from subtidal samples collected in a British estuary. In nearly half of the samples animals with blue granules...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Marine Biology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26588v1
39 downloads
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Predator pressure is a fundamental force driving changes at all levels of the community structure. It may protect native ecosystems from alien species. Therefore, resistance to diverse predators resulting from a universal anti-predator strategy seems crucial for...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Zoology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26580v1
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