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  1. Limnoperna fortunei is a freshwater bivalve mollusc originally from southern Asia that invaded South America in the 1990’s. Due to its highly efficient water pumping and filtering, and its capacity to form stron...

    Authors: Erico Tadeu Fraga Freitas, Amanda Maria Siqueira Moreira, Rayan Silva de Paula, Gabriela Rabelo Andrade, Marcela David de Carvalho, Paulo Santos Assis, Erika Cristina Jorge and Antônio Valadão Cardoso

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2022 7:6

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Aluminum is the third most prevalent element in the earth’s crust. In most conditions, it is tightly bound to form inaccessible compounds, however in low soil pH, the ionized form of aluminum can be taken up b...

    Authors: A. M. Chicas-Mosier, T. E. Black, K. P. Hester, L. P. Belzunces and C. I. Abramson

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2022 7:5

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Hypostominae is a subfamily of the family Loricariidae that has a great diversity of species. Accordingly, testicular studies in fish can contribute to the phylogeny and taxonomy of species and to the comparis...

    Authors: Ivana Kerly S. Viana, Gicelle M. F. S., Juliana C. D. Pantoja, Renata S. Oliveira, Yanne A. Mendes, José Leocyvan G. Nunes, Maria Auxiliadora P. Ferreira and Rossineide M. Rocha

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2022 7:3

    Content type: Research article

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  4. The Amur tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) is the largest and one of the most endangered cats in the world. In wild and captive cats, communication is mainly dependent on olfaction. However, vocal communication als...

    Authors: Xuanmin Kong, Dan Liu, Atul Kathait, Yonglu Cui, Qi Wang, Shenfan Yang, Xin Li, Ming Gong, Nathan Roberts, Xiaoying Xing and Guangshun Jiang

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2022 7:2

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Fish encounter oxidative stress several times during their lifetime, and it has a pervasive influence on their health and welfare. One of the triggers of oxidative stress in fish farming is the use of oxidativ...

    Authors: João Osório, Kevin T. Stiller, Britt-Kristin Reiten, Jelena Kolarevic, Lill-Heidi Johansen, Fernando Afonso and Carlo C. Lazado

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2022 7:1

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Sixty percent of all species are insects, yet despite global efforts to monitor animal movement patterns, insects are continuously underrepresented. This striking difference between species richness and the nu...

    Authors: Thomas Walter, Jacqueline Degen, Keram Pfeiffer, Anna Stöckl, Sergio Montenegro and Tobias Degen

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2021 6:35

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Nearly all insectivorous bats (Chiroptera) are strictly nocturnal, flying and feeding only between sunset and sunrise despite lower insect availability than by day, most likely to avoid predation by diurnal bi...

    Authors: Karl Frafjord

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2021 6:34

    Content type: Research

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  8. The striped venus clam Chamelea gallina is an economically important species in Adriatic Sea fisheries. The use of hydraulic dredging for its catch has a long history in Italy and its management faced several sta...

    Authors: Giada Bargione, Fortunata Donato, Giulio Barone, Massimo Virgili, Pierluigi Penna and Alessandro Lucchetti

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2021 6:32

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Head appendages in Annelida contribute significantly to the immense morphological diversity in this spiralian taxon. Nevertheless, the evolutionary origin of annelid antennae, palps, cirri and tentacles are pa...

    Authors: Paul Kalke, Patrick Beckers and Conrad Helm

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2021 6:30

    Content type: Research

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  10. There are two species of Mus in the Caucasus: M. musculus and M. macedonicus. M. musculus is widespread in the Caucasus, where the species is found everywhere from the Black to the Caspian Sea. M. macedonicus is ...

    Authors: Fatimat Tembotova, Ekaterina Kuchinova, Albina Amshokova and Ekaretina Kononenko

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2021 6:29

    Content type: Research article

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  11. The morphology of anuran larvae is suggested to differ between species with tadpoles living in standing (lentic) and running (lotic) waters. To explore which character combinations within the general tadpole m...

    Authors: Jörn Laudor, Arne Schulze, Michael Veith, Bruno Viertel, Ortwin Elle and Stefan Lötters

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2021 6:28

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Rodents are thought to be produced their human-audible calls (AUDs, below 20 kHz) with phonation mechanism based on vibration of the vocal folds, whereas their ultrasonic vocalizations (USVs, over 20 kHz) are ...

    Authors: Ilya A. Volodin, Daria D. Yurlova, Olga G. Ilchenko and Elena V. Volodina

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2021 6:27

    Content type: Research

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  13. Increasing temperatures and changes in precipitation patterns threaten the existence of many organisms. It is therefore informative to identify the functional traits that underlie differences in desiccation re...

    Authors: Beatrice Nervo, Angela Roggero, Dan Chamberlain, Enrico Caprio, Antonio Rolando and Claudia Palestrini

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2021 6:26

    Content type: Research article

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  14. The causes of geographic variation of body size in ectotherms have generally been attributed to environmental variables. Research in amphibians has favored mechanisms that involve water availability as an expl...

    Authors: Felipe Durán, Marco A. Méndez and Claudio Correa

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2021 6:25

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Although acoustic communication plays an essential role in the social interactions of Rallidae, our knowledge of how Rallidae encode diverse types of information using simple vocalizations is limited. We recor...

    Authors: Changjian Fu, Atul Kathait, Guangyi Lu, Xiang Li, Feng Li and Xiaoying Xing

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2021 6:24

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Monogeneans, in general, show a range of unique adaptations to a parasitic lifestyle, making this group enormously diverse. Due to their unique biological properties, diplozoid monogeneans represent an attract...

    Authors: Andrea Valigurová, Naděžda Vaškovicová, Milan Gelnar, Magdaléna Kováčiková and Iveta Hodová

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2021 6:23

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Prioritizing groupings of organisms or ‘units’ below the species level is a critical issue for conservation purposes. Several techniques encompassing different time-frames, from genetics to ecological markers,...

    Authors: Elena B. Papale, Marta A. Azzolin, Irma Cascão, Alexandre Gannier, Marc O. Lammers, Vidal M. Martin, Julie N. Oswald, Monica Perez-Gil, Rui Prieto, Mónica A. Silva, Marco Torri and Cristina Giacoma

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2021 6:22

    Content type: Research

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  18. Rainbow trout is an economically important fish in aquaculture and is a model species in environmental physiology. Despite earlier research on the seawater adaptability of rainbow trout at different temperatur...

    Authors: Jian Ge, Yangen Zhou, Ming Huang, Qinfeng Gao, Yunwei Dong and Shuanglin Dong

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2021 6:21

    Content type: Research

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  19. Aphids can be positioned as robust pest insects in farming and as ones of the model organisms for arthropods in molecular biology. Carotenoids are pigments that protect organisms from photooxidative damage cau...

    Authors: Miho Takemura, Takashi Maoka, Takashi Koyanagi, Naoki Kawase, Ritsuo Nishida, Tsutomu Tsuchida, Mantaro Hironaka, Tetsuyuki Ueda and Norihiko Misawa

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2021 6:19

    Content type: Research article

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  20. In polygynous mammals, signalling may play a decisive role in mating behavior, mediating the intensity of male fights and female mate choice. During the rutting season, male red deer may show a visible dark pa...

    Authors: Eva de la Peña, Javier Pérez-González, José Martín, Giovanni Vedel and Juan Carranza

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2021 6:18

    Content type: Research

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  21. With Panamanian golden frogs (Atelopus zeteki; PGFs) likely extirpated from the wild, ensuring long-term sustainability of captive populations is crucial in order to conserve this critically endangered species. U...

    Authors: Ellen Bronson, Emmet L. Guy, Kevin J. Murphy, Kevin Barrett, Andrew J. Kouba, Vicky Poole and Carrie K. Kouba

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2021 6:17

    Content type: Research article

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  22. The placenta of hystricomorph rodents, lagomorphs and some primates includes an unusual structure, termed a subplacenta, which essentially consists of trophoblastic cells located deep to the central implantati...

    Authors: Maria Angelica Miglino, Gustavo de Sá Schiavo Matias, Nathia Nathaly Rigoglio, Jessica Borghesi, Taís Harumi de Castro Sasahara, Maria Josephina Illera del Portal, Juan Carlos Illera del Portal, Gema Silván Granado, Sara Cristina Caceres Ramos, Moacir Franco de Oliveira and Alan James Conley

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2021 6:16

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Teleost fish are known to respond to environmental manipulation, which makes them an ideal model animal for testing relationships between the environment and behavior. The Siamese fighting fish, Betta splendens, ...

    Authors: Eri Iwata, Kyouhei Masamoto, Hiroyuki Kuga and Miho Ogino

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2021 6:15

    Content type: Research article

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  24. The Orange-fronted Parakeet (Eupsittula canicularis) is the Mexican psittacine that is most captured for the illegal pet trade. However, as for most wildlife exploited by illegal trade, the genetic diversity that...

    Authors: Gabriela Padilla-Jacobo, Tiberio C. Monterrubio-Rico, Horacio Cano-Camacho and María Guadalupe Zavala-Páramo

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2021 6:14

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Flycatching bats are species-rare and comprise predominantly horseshoe bats (Rhinolophidae). Their hang-and-wait foraging mode and long constant-frequency echolocation calls offer advantages in energetics and ...

    Authors: Ya-Fu Lee, Yen-Min Kuo, Wen-Chen Chu, Yu-Hsiu Lin, Hsiang-Yi Chang, Hsing-Yi Chang and Wei-Ming Chen

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2021 6:13

    Content type: Research

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  26. White-nose Syndrome (WNS) has reduced the abundance of many bat species within the United States’ Mid-Atlantic region. To determine changes within the National Park Service National Capital Region (NCR) bat co...

    Authors: Sabrina Deeley, Joshua B. Johnson, W. Mark Ford and J. Edward Gates

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2021 6:12

    Content type: Research article

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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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

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  34. 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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  35. 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

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  36. 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

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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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

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  40. 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

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  41. 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

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  42. 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

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  43. 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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