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Migratory species often roam vast distances bringing them into contact with diverse conditions and threats that could play significant roles in their population dynamics. This is especially true if long-range travels occur within crucial stages of a species’ annual...

["Animal Behavior","Biogeography","Ecology","Zoology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26527v1
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In a social foraging context where individuals can search either for food (i.e. produce) or for opportunities to join (i.e. scrounge), bold individuals, generally, tend to produce more than shy individuals. Yet, the underlying cause of this link remains poorly...

["Animal Behavior","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26463v1
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Animals sense an enormous number of cues in their environments, and, over time, can form memories and associations to some of these. The nervous system remarkably maintains the specificity of memory to each of the cues. Here we asked whether the nematode Caenorhabditis...

["Animal Behavior","Genetics","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26451v1
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Silk production by the Japanese silkworm is an important source of revenue for Japan but factors affecting its quality and production have has not been studied in detail. In the current study, we performed a quantitative study on 332 mountain Silkworm (Bombyx mori...

["Agricultural Science","Animal Behavior","Biochemistry","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3516v1
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In a recent paper, Joseph and colleagues (Joseph et al., 2017) have characterized the selective sucrose receptor IR60b in Drosophila, and proposed that it serves to limit sucrose consumption, and thus to prevent overfeeding. Here, we propose an alternative hypothesis...

["Animal Behavior","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3511v1
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Background. Prochilodus magdalenae is a neotropical fish that synchronizes reproduction with flood river pulses. Methods. We used an endocrine method to test the influence of hydropeaking on hormone production related with reproduction. We analyzed P. magdalenae...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Freshwater Biology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3490v1
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Successful captive breeding programs are crucial to the long-term survival of threatened species. However, pair incompatibility limits sustainability of many captive populations. Understanding whether the drivers of this incompatibility are behavioural or genetic,...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3487v1
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This comprehensive review focuses on comparative data in nonhuman primates and humans in relation to signaling secondary sex characteristics (SSC), sexual behavior, and neurophysiology of sexuality during the female cycle. Obviously, sexual activities of primates...

["Animal Behavior","Anthropology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3449v1
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Closely related species with overlapping geographic ranges encounter a significant challenge: they share many ecological traits and preferences but must partition resources to coexist. In Ontario, potentially eleven species of carrion beetles (Coleoptera: Silphidae)...

["Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Ecology","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3444v1
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We often expect that investigations of the patterns, causes, and consequences of among-individual variation in a trait of interest will reveal how selective pressures or ecological conditions influence that trait. However, many endocrine traits, such as concentrations...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3432v1
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The Drosophila melanogaster white-eyed w1118 line serves as a blank control, allowing genetic recombination of any gene of interest along with a readily recognizable marker. w1118 flies display behavioral susceptibility to environmental stimulation such as light....

["Animal Behavior","Computational Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2908v3
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Testing cognitive performance in controlled laboratory experiments is a powerful tool for understanding the extent and evolution of cognitive abilities in non-human animals. However, cognitive testing is prone to a number of potential biases, which, if unnoticed...

["Animal Behavior","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3406v1
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Arbutin (p-hydroxyphenyl-β-D-glucopyranoside), a well-known tyrosinase inhibitor, has been widely used as a cosmetic whitening agent. Although its natural role is to scavenge free radicals within cells, it has also exhibited useful activities for the treatment...

["Animal Behavior","Biochemistry","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3405v1
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Primate individuals use a variety of strategies in intergroup encounters, from aggression to tolerance; however, despite the prevalence of tolerance in humans, recent focus on the evolution of intergroup contest has come at the cost of characterizing the role of...

["Animal Behavior","Anthropology","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3400v1
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Underpowered experiments have three problems: the probability of a false positive result is higher, true effects are harder to detect, and the true effects that are detected tend to have inflated effect sizes. Many biology experiments are underpowered and recent...

["Animal Behavior","Neuroscience","Drugs and Devices","Ethical Issues","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3363v1
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