Postembryonic development and lifestyle shift in the commensal ribbon worm
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by Natsumi Hookabe, Rei Ueshima and Toru Miura
3w ago
Various morphological adaptations are associated with symbiotic relationships between organisms. One such adaptation is seen in the nemertean genus Malacobdella. All species in the genus are commensals of mollusc ..read more
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Sex differences in foraging ecology of a zooplanktivorous little auk Alle alle during the pre-laying period: insights from remote sensing and animal-tracking
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by Dariusz Jakubas, Katarzyna Wojczulanis-Jakubas and Lech Marek Iliszko
1M ago
Energy and time allocation in seabirds differ between consecutive stages of breeding given various requirements of particular phases of the reproductive period. Theses allocations may also be sex-specific cons ..read more
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What frog gill resorption brings: loss of function, cell death, and metabolic reorganization
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by Liming Chang, Wei Zhu and Jianping Jiang
1M ago
Anuran metamorphosis, which is driven by thyroid hormone (TH)-mediated processes, orchestrates intricate morphological and functional transformations for the transition from aquatic tadpoles to terrestrial lif ..read more
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Molecular analysis of scats revealed diet and prey choice of grey wolves and Eurasian lynx in the contact zone between the Dinaric Mountains and the Alps
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by Elena Buzan, Hubert Potočnik, Boštjan Pokorny, Sandra Potušek, Laura Iacolina, Urška Gerič, Felicita Urzi and Ivan Kos
2M ago
A comprehensive understanding of the dietary habits of carnivores is essential to get ecological insights into their role in the ecosystem, potential competition with other carnivorous species, and their effec ..read more
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Updated single cell reference atlas for the starlet anemone Nematostella vectensis
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by Alison G. Cole, Julia Steger, Julia Hagauer, Andreas Denner, Patricio Ferrer Murguia, Paul Knabl, Sanjay Narayanaswamy, Brittney Wick, Juan D. Montenegro and Ulrich Technau
2M ago
The recent combination of genomics and single cell transcriptomics has allowed to assess a variety of non-conventional model organisms in much more depth. Single cell transcriptomes can uncover hidden cellular ..read more
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Obituary: Claus Nielsen 1938–2024
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by Jürgen Heinze and Ulrich Technau
2M ago
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Rediscovering the unusual, solitary bryozoan Monobryozoon ambulans Remane, 1936: first molecular and new morphological data clarify its phylogenetic position
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by Thomas Schwaha, Sebastian H. Decker, Christian Baranyi and Ahmed J. Saadi
3M ago
One of the most peculiar groups of the mostly colonial phylum Bryozoa is the taxon Monobryozoon, whose name already implies non-colonial members of the phylum. Its peculiarity and highly unusual lifestyle as a me ..read more
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Fat accumulation in striped hamsters (Cricetulus barabensis) reflects the temperature of prior cold acclimation
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by Kaiyuan Zhang, Jing Cao and Zhijun Zhao
3M ago
Proper adjustments of metabolic thermogenesis play an important role in thermoregulation in endotherm to cope with cold and/or warm ambient temperatures, however its roles in energy balance and fat accumulatio ..read more
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Differences in spatial niche of terrestrial mammals when facing extreme snowfall: the case in east Asian forests
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by Hiroto Enari, Haruka S. Enari, Tatsuhito Sekiguchi, Motohisa Tanaka and Sohsuke Suzuki
4M ago
Recent climate changes have produced extreme climate events. This study focused on extreme snowfall and intended to discuss the vulnerability of temperate mammals against it through interspecies comparisons of ..read more
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New insights into mesoderm and endoderm development, and the nature of the onychophoran blastopore
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by Ralf Janssen and Graham E. Budd
4M ago
Early during onychophoran development and prior to the formation of the germ band, a posterior tissue thickening forms the posterior pit. Anterior to this thickening forms a groove, the embryonic slit, that ..read more
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