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  1. For more than a century we have known that a high diversity of arthropod species lives in close relationship with army ant colonies. For instance, several hundred guest species have been described to be associ...

    Authors: Christoph von Beeren and Alexey K. Tishechkin

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2017 2:3

    Content type: Research article

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  2. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  3. The Bornean banteng (Bos javanicus lowi) is an endangered subspecies that often inhabits logged forest; however very little is known about the effects of logging on their ecology, despite the differing effects th...

    Authors: Naomi S. Prosser, Penny C. Gardner, Jeremy A. Smith, Jocelyn Goon Ee Wern, Laurentius N. Ambu and Benoit Goossens

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2016 1:8

    Content type: Research article

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  4. This editorial accompanies the launch of BMC Zoology, a new open access, peer-reviewed journal within the BMC series that considers manuscripts on all aspects of zoology. BMC Zoology will increase and disseminate...

    Authors: Dirk Krüger, Laurence Packer, Thomas Flatt, Herbert Hoi, Serge Morand, Bernhard Lieb, Luiz R. Malabarba and M. Brock Fenton

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2016 1:7

    Content type: Editorial

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  5. We used the Caribbean spiny lobster Panulirus argus, one of the largest brooding invertebrates in the Western Atlantic, to test for the presence/absence of active parental care and to explore reproductive perform...

    Authors: J. Antonio Baeza, Lunden Simpson, Louis J. Ambrosio, Nathalia Mora, Rodrigo Guéron and Michael J. Childress

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2016 1:6

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Species of Hirudo are used extensively for medicinal purposes, but are currently listed as endangered due to population declines from economic utilization and environmental pollution. In total, five species of Hi...

    Authors: Naim Saglam, Ralph Saunders, Shirley A. Lang and Daniel H. Shain

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2016 1:5

    Content type: Research article

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  7. One of the biggest challenges in avian taxonomy is the delimitation of allopatric species because their reproductive incompatibility cannot be directly studied in the wild. Instead, reproductive incompatibilit...

    Authors: Jan T. Lifjeld, Jarl Andreas Anmarkrud, Pascual Calabuig, Joseph E. J. Cooper, Lars Erik Johannessen, Arild Johnsen, Anna M. Kearns, Robert F. Lachlan, Terje Laskemoen, Gunnhild Marthinsen, Even Stensrud and Eduardo Garcia-del-Rey

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2016 1:4

    Content type: Research article

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  8. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Since European settlement more than 10 % of Australia’s native fauna have become extinct and the current picture reflects 46 % are at various vulnerability stages. Australia’s iconic marsupial species, koala (Pha...

    Authors: Edward J. Narayan and Michelle Williams

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2016 1:2

    Content type: Review

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  10. Understanding host-parasite interactions requires that the multi-faceted relationships among ecological, behavioral and molecular processes be characterized and integrated. The introduced parasitic fly of birds,

    Authors: Sonia Kleindorfer and Rachael Y. Dudaniec

    Citation: BMC Zoology 2016 1:1

    Content type: Review

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