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  1. Fundamental knowledge on microscopic structures of the whole female chondrichthyan genital ducts from a single species remains unavailable. The present study describes microanatomy of the entire female genital...

    Authors: Nittaya Somsap, Nopparat Srakaew and Kannika Chatchavalvanich

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2021 6:11

    Content type: Research article

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  2. The aim of this study was to analyze the seasonal distribution of the nematode Hedruris dratini parasitizing the South American Snake-necked turtle Hydromedusa tectifera and the amphipod Hyalella spp. in an urban...

    Authors: Ezequiel Palumbo, María Julia Cassano, Leandro Alcalde and Julia Inés Diaz

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2021 6:10

    Content type: Research

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  3. Barbels are ray finned cyprinid fishes of the Old-World with partially unresolved, intricate taxonomy. Within the Barbus sensu lato paraphyletic assemblage, Barbus sensu stricto is a monophyletic tetraploid linea...

    Authors: Giovanni Rossi, Federico Plazzi, Gianluca Zuffi, Andrea Marchi, Salvatore De Bonis, Marco Valli, Petra Marinšek and Rosanna Falconi

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2021 6:8

    Content type: Research article

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  4. The key to fishery management is knowing the appropriate reproductive strategies of the targeted fish. For most gobiid species, the iteroparous pattern is dominant compared to semelparity. Albeit Butis koilomatod...

    Authors: Quang M. Dinh, Tran T. H. Lam, Ton H. D. Nguyen, Thanh M. Nguyen, Tien T. K. Nguyen and Nam T. Nguyen

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2021 6:7

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Populations of long-distance migratory birds experience different environments and are consequently exposed to different parasites throughout their annual cycles. Though, specific whereabouts and accompanied h...

    Authors: Steffen Hahn, Martins Briedis, Christos Barboutis, Raffaella Schmid, Martin Schulze, Nina Seifert, Tibor Szép and Tamara Emmenegger

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2021 6:6

    Content type: Research article

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  6. The sedentary polychaete Sabellaria alveolata, the sandcastle or honeycomb worm, possesses four different kinds of appendages besides the parapodia: opercular papillae, tentacular filaments, palps, and branchiae....

    Authors: Christian Meyer, Thomas André and Günter Purschke

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2021 6:5

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Among Oligohymenophorea (Ciliophora, Alveolata) the subclass Peniculia stands as one of the most well-known groups. Frontonia is the largest genus of Peniculia, and its representatives are spread in any type of w...

    Authors: Valentina Serra, Aldo D’Alessandro, Venkatamahesh Nitla, Leandro Gammuto, Letizia Modeo, Giulio Petroni and Sergei I. Fokin

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2021 6:4

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Phylogenetic studies of widespread European fish species often do not completely cover their entire distribution area, and some areas are often excluded from analyses than others. For example, Carpathian stock...

    Authors: Péter Takács, Árpád Ferincz, István Imecs, Balázs Kovács, András Attila Nagy, Katalin Ihász, Zoltán Vitál and Eszter Csoma

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2021 6:3

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Human-monkey conflict exists in different forms all over the world and is experienced more in developing countries. The conflict between human and grivet monkey (Chlorocebus aethiops) ranks among the main threats...

    Authors: Yibelu Yitayih, Dessalegn Ejigu and Misganaw Mola

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2021 6:2

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Formosan Pangolin (Manis pentadactyla pentadactyla) is one of the three subspecies of Chinese pangolins, it is also an isolated sub-species naturally habitat in Taiwan. Despite earlier report on successful breedi...

    Authors: Yu-Chia Chang, Jane-Fang Yu, Tse-En Wang, Shih-Chien Chin, Yu-Syuan Wei, Ting-Yu Chen and Pei-Shiue Tsai

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2020 5:15

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Organisms show an incredibly diverse array of body and organ shapes that are both unique to their taxon and important for adapting to their environment. Achieving these specific shapes involves coordinating th...

    Authors: Ansa E. Cobham and Christen K. Mirth

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2020 5:14

    Content type: Review

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  12. In Camponotus sericeus (Fabricius), foraging ants are recruited mostly as individuals but occasionally as small groups that move in a single file. We studied the structure and organization of these small foraging...

    Authors: Panayanthatta Ashwathi, Barman Puspita and K. N. Ganeshaiah

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2020 5:13

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Aggressive interactions between bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) and harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) have been reported in different parts of the world since the late 1990s. In the Baltic Sea, harbor...

    Authors: Stephanie Gross, Philip Claus, Peter Wohlsein, Tina Kesselring, Jan Lakemeyer, Anja Reckendorf, Marco Roller, Ralph Tiedemann and Ursula Siebert

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2020 5:12

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Many animals in coral reefs exhibit lunar cycles in their reproduction, showing synchronous gametogenesis and spawning at a particular moon phase. How these lunar reproductive cycles are endogenously regulated...

    Authors: Kodai Fukunaga, Fumika Yamashina, Yuki Takeuchi, Chihiro Yamauchi and Akihiro Takemura

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2020 5:11

    Content type: Research article

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  15. To effectively conserve migratory species, the entire range encompassed by their annual life cycle needs to be considered. Most research on Nearctic-Neotropical migratory birds has focused on the breeding grou...

    Authors: A. Roberto-Charron, J. Kennedy, L. Reitsma, J. A. Tremblay, R. Krikun, K. A. Hobson, J. Ibarzabal and K. C. Fraser

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2020 5:10

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Natural enemy abundance in a crop plot depends on its prey presence and also influenced by habitats close to field. Landscape changes are also important factors driving pest and natural enemy population abunda...

    Authors: M. P. Ali, M. M. M. Kabir, S. S. Haque, S. Afrin, N. Ahmed, Barry Pittendrigh and Xinghu Qin

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2020 5:8

    Content type: Research article

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  17. The ability to imitate sounds depends on a process called vocal production learning, a rare evolutionary trait. In addition to the few mammalian groups that possess this ability, vocal production learning has ...

    Authors: Amanda Monte, Alexander F. Cerwenka, Bernhard Ruthensteiner, Manfred Gahr and Daniel N. Düring

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2020 5:7

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Increases in global mean temperature, changes in rainfall patterns, and extreme climatic events are expected results of climate change. The individual effects of elevated temperature and precipitation on insec...

    Authors: M. P. Ali, M. N. Bari, S. S. Haque, M. M. M. Kabir, F. Nowrin, T. R. Choudhury, R. W. Mankin and N. Ahmed

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2020 5:6

    Content type: Research article

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  19. The mechanism by which sea anemones attach to surfaces underwater remains elusive, which is surprising given their ubiquitous distribution in the world’s oceans and tractability for experimental biology. Their...

    Authors: Jessica L. Clarke, Peter A. Davey and Nick Aldred

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2020 5:5

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Sexual behavior in Drosophila melanogaster flies is greatly influenced by chemical cues. In this study, a spatial distribution of female and male sex pheromones was investigated on the surface of virgin and mated...

    Authors: Filip Kaftan, Purva Kulkarni, Markus Knaden, Sebastian Böcker, Bill S. Hansson and Aleš Svatoš

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2020 5:4

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Non-invasive biomarkers can facilitate health assessments in wild primate populations by reducing the need for direct access to animals. Neopterin is a biomarker that is a product of the cell-mediated immune r...

    Authors: Alexandra J. Sacco, Jessica A. Mayhew, Mrinalini Watsa, Gideon Erkenswick and April K. Binder

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2020 5:2

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Habitat loss is a key threat to the survival of many species. Habitat selection studies provide key information for conservation initiatives by identifying important habitat and anthropogenic characteristics i...

    Authors: Helen M. K. O’Neill, Sarah M. Durant and Rosie Woodroffe

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2020 5:1

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Suction organs provide powerful yet dynamic attachments for many aquatic animals, including octopus, squid, remora, and clingfish. While the functional morphology of suction organs from some cephalopods and fi...

    Authors: Victor Kang, Richard Johnston, Thomas van de Kamp, Tomáš Faragó and Walter Federle

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2019 4:10

    Content type: Research article

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  24. The morphological structures of organisms form tightly integrated but mutually independent character complexes (modules) linked through common development and function. Even though their abundance, diversity, ...

    Authors: A. Laciny, H. L. Nemeschkal, H. Zettel, B. Metscher and I. S. Druzhinina

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2019 4:9

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Males of the microscopic annelid family Dinophilidae use their prominent glandomuscular copulatory organ (penis) to enzymatically dissolve the female’s epidermis and thereafter inject sperm. In order to test f...

    Authors: Alexandra Kerbl, Emilie Winther Tolstrup and Katrine Worsaae

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2019 4:8

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Very little is known about the temporal or spatial movement patterns of Chinese giant salamanders (Andrias davidianus) due to their rarity, remote habitat and secretive nature. Commercial breeding farms provide a...

    Authors: Lu Zhang, Hu Zhao, Scott Willard, Qijun Wang, Wei Jiang, Hong-Xing Zhang and Andrew Kouba

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2019 4:7

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Nematodes are an important component of deep-sea hydrothermal vent communities, but only few nematode species are able to cope to the harsh conditions of the most active vent sites. The genus Oncholaimus is known...

    Authors: Daniela Zeppilli, Laure Bellec, Marie-Anne Cambon-Bonavita, Wilfrida Decraemer, Diego Fontaneto, Sandra Fuchs, Nicolas Gayet, Perrine Mandon, Loïc N. Michel, Marie Portail, Nic Smol, Martin V. Sørensen, Ann Vanreusel and Jozée Sarrazin

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2019 4:6

    Content type: Research article

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  28. The Neotropics are considered to represent one of the most biologically diverse areas on Earth. Nonetheless, many species are assumed to have widespread distributions and occur in the entire Neotropical range....

    Authors: Claudia Wrozyna, Juliane Meyer, Martin Gross, Maria Ines F. Ramos and Werner E. Piller

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2019 4:4

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Declining amphibian populations around the world necessitate the establishment of captive assurance colonies as a hedge against extinction. For species that are difficult to breed in captivity, assisted reprod...

    Authors: Allison R. Julien, Andrew J. Kouba, David Kabelik, Jean M. Feugang, Scott T. Willard and Carrie K. Kouba

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2019 4:3

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Ecological immunology proposes that the optimal immune defence, and the costs coming with it, vary across environments. In environments with higher pathogen load, the immune system should experience greater ch...

    Authors: Verena Behringer, Jeroen M. G. Stevens, Roman M. Wittig, Catherine Crockford, Klaus Zuberbühler, Fabian H. Leendertz and Tobias Deschner

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2019 4:2

    Content type: Research article

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  31. The red-tailed phascogale is a ‘Near Threatened’ dasyurid marsupial. Males are semelparous and die off shortly after the breeding season in the wild due to a stress-related syndrome, which has many physiologic...

    Authors: Corinne Letendre, Ethan Sawyer, Lauren J. Young and Julie M. Old

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2018 3:10

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Hibernation allows animals to survive periods of resource scarcity by reducing their energy expenditure through decreased metabolism. However, hibernators become susceptible to psychrophilic pathogens if they ...

    Authors: Markéta Harazim, Ivan Horáček, Lucie Jakešová, Kristína Luermann, Jiří C. Moravec, Shannon Morgan, Jiri Pikula, Petr Sosík, Zuzana Vavrušová, Alexandra Zahradníková Jr., Jan Zukal and Natália Martínková

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2018 3:8

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Oribatid mites are among the primordial decomposer faunal elements and potential prey organisms in soil. Among their myriad morphological defenses are strong sclerotization and mineralization, cuticular tecta,...

    Authors: Michael Heethoff, Adrian Brückner, Sebastian Schmelzle, Mario Schubert, Maria Bräuer, Reinhard Meusinger, Stefan Dötterl, Roy A. Norton and Günther Raspotnig

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2018 3:7

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Many intriguing questions about predator-prey interactions can be addressed by using clay models of prey animals. These are placed in the field to test predators’ avoidances or preferences (testing e.g. color ...

    Authors: Daniela C. Rößler, Heike Pröhl and Stefan Lötters

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2018 3:6

    Content type: Commentary

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  35. In eusocial animal colonies, individuals from different castes often play divergent behavioral roles and confront distinct cognitive demands. Neuroecology theory predicts variation in cognitive demands will co...

    Authors: Sean O’Donnell, Susan Bulova, Meghan Barrett and Christoph von Beeren

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2018 3:3

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Small crustaceans in the order Anostraca that lack a carapace are commonly referred to as fairy shrimps. Eubranchipus is an Anostracan genus distributed across the Holarctic region. E. uchidai has been recorded o...

    Authors: Norihito Takahashi, Takashi Kitano, Yushi Hatanaka, Yoshiyuki Nagahata, Yu A. Tshistjakov, Masayoshi Hamasaki, Hiraku Moriya, Keiji Igarashi and Kazuo Umetsu

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2018 3:5

    Content type: Research article

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  37. The Palaearctic butterfly genus Pseudophilotes Beuret, 1958 (Lycaenidae: Polyommatinae), that today occurs in North Africa and in Eurasia, includes ten described species with various distribution ranges, includin...

    Authors: Valentina Todisco, Andrea Grill, Konrad Fiedler, Brigitte Gottsberger, Vlad Dincă, Raluca Vodă, Vladimir Lukhtanov and Harald Letsch

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2018 3:4

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Retention of genetic diversity and demographic sustainability are the cornerstones of conservation breeding success. In theory, monogamous breeding with equal reproductive output will retain genetic diversity ...

    Authors: Rebecca M. Gooley, Carolyn J. Hogg, Katherine Belov and Catherine E. Grueber

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2018 3:2

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Insect diapause is associated with physiological dormancy, extension of life span and an altered developmental programme. Reactive oxygen species, oxidative damaged products and antioxidants are being increasi...

    Authors: Alpana Sahoo, Abinash Dutta, Jagneshwar Dandapat and Luna Samanta

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2018 3:1

    Content type: Research Article

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  40. Tiger populations have declined globally due to poaching, prey depletion, and habitat loss. The westernmost tiger population of Ranthambhore in India is typified by bottlenecks, small size, and isolation; prob...

    Authors: Ayan Sadhu, Peter Prem Chakravarthi Jayam, Qamar Qureshi, Raghuvir Singh Shekhawat, Sudarshan Sharma and Yadvendradev Vikramsinh Jhala

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2017 2:16

    Content type: Research Article

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