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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Small mammals are important reservoirs for pathogens in military conflicts and peacekeeping operations all over the world. This study investigates the rodent communities in three military bases in Northern Afg...

    Authors: Christoph Gertler, Mathias Schlegel, Miriam Linnenbrink, Rainer Hutterer, Patricia König, Bernhard Ehlers, Kerstin Fischer, René Ryll, Jens Lewitzki, Sabine Sauer, Kathrin Baumann, Angele Breithaupt, Michael Faulde, Jens P. Teifke, Diethard Tautz and Rainer G. Ulrich
    Citation: BMC Zoology 2017 2:15
  9. 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
  10. Agrochemicals are widely used in many parts of the world posing direct and indirect threats to organisms. Xenobiotic-related disease susceptibility is a common phenomenon and a proposed cause of amphibian decl...

    Authors: Uthpala A. Jayawardena, Jason R. Rohr, Priyanie H. Amerasinghe, Ayanthi N. Navaratne and Rupika S. Rajakaruna
    Citation: BMC Zoology 2017 2:13
  11. Emerging infectious diseases in wildlife are an increasing threat to global biodiversity. White-nose syndrome (WNS) in bats is one of the most recently emerged infectious diseases in North America, causing mas...

    Authors: Riley F. Bernard, Emma V. Willcox, Katy L. Parise, Jeffrey T. Foster and Gary F. McCracken
    Citation: BMC Zoology 2017 2:12
  12. Recent phylogenies of deer mice, genus Peromyscus, have relied heavily on mitochondrial markers. These markers provided resolution at and below the level of species groups, but relationships among species groups ...

    Authors: Kevin A. M. Sullivan, Roy N. Platt II, Robert D. Bradley and David A. Ray
    Citation: BMC Zoology 2017 2:11
  13. Live imaging of whole invertebrates can be accomplished with X-ray micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) at 10-100 μm spatial resolution. However, image quality could be compromised by the movement of live subj...

    Authors: Danny Poinapen, Joanna K. Konopka, Joseph U. Umoh, Chris J. D. Norley, Jeremy N. McNeil and David W. Holdsworth
    Citation: BMC Zoology 2017 2:9
  14. Flexible spatial memory, such as “place” learning, is an important adaptation to assist successful foraging and to avoid predation and is thought to be more adaptive than response learning which requires a con...

    Authors: Claire L. McAroe, Cathy M. Craig and Richard A. Holland
    Citation: BMC Zoology 2017 2:10
  15. The Gharana wetland conservation reserve (GWCR) is a semi-arid wetland adjacent to agricultural areas on the Indo-Pakistani border. Despite being declared an Important Bird Area (IBA) by Birdlife International...

    Authors: Pushpinder S. Jamwal, Pankaj Chandan, Rohit Rattan, Anupam Anand, Prameek M. Kannan and Michael H. Parsons
    Citation: BMC Zoology 2017 2:7

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  16. The African wolf, for which we herein recognise Canis lupaster Hemprich and Ehrenberg, 1832 (Symbolae Physicae quae ex Itinere Africam Borealem er Asoam Occidentalem Decas Secunda. Berlin, 1833) as the valid spec...

    Authors: Suvi Viranta, Anagaw Atickem, Lars Werdelin and Nils Chr. Stenseth
    Citation: BMC Zoology 2017 2:6
  17. Populations of Eastern Whip-poor-will (Antrostomus vociferous) appear to be declining range-wide. While this could be associated with habitat loss, declines in populations of many other species of migratory aeria...

    Authors: Philina A. English, Alexander M. Mills, Michael D. Cadman, Audrey E. Heagy, Greg J. Rand, David J. Green and Joseph J. Nocera
    Citation: BMC Zoology 2017 2:5
  18. The genus Caenorhabditis has been central to our understanding of metazoan biology. The best-known species, Caenorhabditis elegans, is but one member of a genus with around 50 known species, and knowledge of thes...

    Authors: Dieter Slos, Walter Sudhaus, Lewis Stevens, Wim Bert and Mark Blaxter
    Citation: BMC Zoology 2017 2:4
  19. Long-term research of known individuals is critical for understanding the demographic and evolutionary processes that influence natural populations. Current methods for individual identification of many animal...

    Authors: David Crouse, Rachel L. Jacobs, Zach Richardson, Scott Klum, Anil Jain, Andrea L. Baden and Stacey R. Tecot
    Citation: BMC Zoology 2017 2:2
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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

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