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Comparative physiology and morphology

This section will consider submissions comparative studies at different levels as they exist between different species, populations, individuals, organs, tissues or cells within species. We particularly welcome manuscripts which focus on the special needs of specific organisms providing hints on their evolutionary relationship or convergent evolutionary background.

  1. Content type: Research article

    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

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  2. Content type: Research article

    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

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  3. Content type: Research Article

    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

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  4. Content type: Research Article

    In this study, we report the first case of a male reef manta ray, Mobula alfredi, becoming sexually mature in captivity and present its reproductive characteristics.

    Authors: Ryo Nozu, Kiyomi Murakumo, Rui Matsumoto, Yosuke Matsumoto, Nagisa Yano, Masaru Nakamura, Makio Yanagisawa, Keiichi Ueda and Keiichi Sato

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2017 2:14

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies have established ovarian cycle characteristics of adult Asian elephants using progestagen analyses, but little work has been done on young elephants to determine age at puberty. Demographic st...

    Authors: Samanthi Mendis, Niromi K. Jayasekera, Rajapakshalage C. Rajapakse and Janine L. Brown

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2017 2:1

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The freshwater cnidarian Hydra temporarily binds itself to numerous natural substrates encountered underwater, such as stones, leafs, etc. This adhesion is mediated by secreted material from specialized ectoderma...

    Authors: Marcelo Rodrigues, Philippe Leclère, Patrick Flammang, Michael W. Hess, Willi Salvenmoser, Bert Hobmayer and Peter Ladurner

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2016 1:3

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