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  • 2A - the "go-to" technology for transgene co-expression 

    Minskaia, Ekaterina; Luke, Garry Alec (2015-08-26) - Journal item
    In order to co-express multiple genes for biotechnological and biomedical applications, several approaches have been used with varying degrees of success. Currently, internal ribosome entry site (IRES) elements and ...
  • A 3D stereo camera system for precisely positioning animals in space and time 

    Macfarlane, Nicholas; Howland, Jonathan; Jensen, Frants; Tyack, Peter Lloyd (2015-04) - Journal article
    Here, we describe a portable stereo camera system that integrates a GPS receiver, an attitude sensor and 3D stereo photogrammetry to rapidly estimate the position of multiple animals in space and time. We demonstrate the ...
  • 4273π : bioinformatics education on low cost ARM hardware 

    Barker, Daniel; Ferrier, David Ellard Keith; Holland, Peter W.H.; Mitchell, John B. O.; Plaisier, Heleen; Ritchie, Michael Gordon; Smart, Steven D. (2013-08-12) - Journal article
    Background: Teaching bioinformatics at universities is complicated by typical computer classroom settings. As well as running software locally and online, students should gain experience of systems administration. For a ...
  • Acoustic and foraging behavior of a Baird’s beaked whale, Berardius bairdii, exposed to simulated sonar 

    Stimpert, Alison; De Ruiter, Stacy Lynn; Southall, Brandon; Moretti, David; Falcone, Erin; Goldbogen, Jeremy; Friedlaender, Ari; Schorr, Greg; Calambokidis, John (2014-11-13) - Journal article
    Beaked whales are hypothesized to be particularly sensitive to anthropogenic noise, based on previous strandings and limited experimental and observational data. However, few species have been studied in detail. We describe ...
  • Acoustic communication in insect disease vectors 

    Vigoder, Felipe de Mello; Ritchie, Michael Gordon; Gibson, Gabriella; Peixoto, Alexandre Afranio (2013-12) - Journal article
    Acoustic signalling has been extensively studied in insect species, which has led to a better understanding of sexual communication, sexual selection and modes of speciation. The significance of acoustic signals for a ...
  • Acoustic sequences in non-human animals : a tutorial review and prospectus 

    Kershenbaum, Arik; Blumstein, Dan; Roch, Marie; Akçay, Çaglar; Backus, Gregory; Bee, Mark A.; Bohn, Kirsten; Cao, Yan; Carter, Gerald; Cäsar, Cristiane; Coen, Michael; De Ruiter, Stacy Lynn; Doyle, Laurance; Edelman, Shimon; Ferrer-i-Cancho, Ramon; Freeberg, Todd M.; Garland, Ellen Clare; Gustison, Morgan; Harley, Heidi E.; Huetz, Chloé; Hughes, Melissa; Bruno, Julia Hyland; Ilany, Amiyaal; Jin, Dezhe Z.; Johnson, Michael; Ju, Chenghui; Karnowski, Jeremy; Lohr, Bernard; Manser, Marta; McCowan, Brenda; Mercado III, Eduardo; Narins, Peter M.; Piel, Alex; Rice, Megan; Salmi, Roberta; Sasahara, Kazutoshi; Sayigh, Laela; Shiu, Yu; Taylor, Charles; Vallejo, Edgar E.; Waller, Sara; Zamora-Gutierrez, Veronica (2014) - Journal article
    Animal acoustic communication often takes the form of complex sequences, made up of multiple distinct acoustic units. Apart from the well-known example of birdsong, other animals such as insects, amphibians,and mammals ...
  • Activity profiles and hook-tool use of New Caledonian crows recorded by bird-borne video cameras 

    Troscianko, Jolyon; Rutz, Christian (2015-12-23) - Journal article
    New Caledonian crows are renowned for their unusually sophisticated tool behaviour. Despite decades of fieldwork, however, very little is known about how they make and use their foraging tools in the wild, which is largely ...
  • Adaptation to a seasonally varying environment : a strong latitudinal cline in reproductive diapause combined with high gene flow in Drosophila montana 

    Tyukmaeva, Venera; Salminen, Tiina S.; Kankare, Maaria; Knott, K Emily; Hoikkala, Anneli (2011-10) - Journal article
    Adaptation to seasonal changes in the northern hemisphere includes an ability to predict the forthcoming cold season from gradual changes in environmental cues early enough to prepare for the harsh winter conditions. The ...
  • Adapting to a warmer ocean – seasonal shift of baleen whale movements over three decades 

    Ramp, Christian; Delarue, Julian; Palsbøll, Per J; Sears, Richard; Hammond, Philip Steven (2015-03-18) - Journal article
    Global warming poses particular challenges to migratory species, which face changes to the multiple environments occupied during migration. For many species, the timing of migration between summer and winter grounds and ...
  • Advances in understanding glycosyltransferases from a structural perspective 

    Gloster, Tracey M (2014-10) - Journal article
    Glycosyltransferases (GTs), the enzymes that catalyse glycosidic bond formation, create a diverse range of saccharides and glycoconjugates in nature. Understanding GTs at the molecular level, through structural and kinetic ...
  • African elephants (Loxodonta africana) recognize visual attention from face and body orientation 

    Smet, Ann Farai; Byrne, Richard William (2014-07-10) - Journal article
    How do animals determine when others are able and disposed to receive their communicative signals? In particular, it is futile to make a silent gesture when the intended audience cannot see it. Some non-human primates use ...
  • African elephants can use human pointing cues to find hidden food 

    Smet, Ann Farai; Byrne, Richard William (2013-10-21) - Journal article
    How animals gain information from attending to the behavior of others has been widely studied, driven partly by the importance of referential pointing in human cognitive development [1, 2, 3 and 4], but species differences ...
  • Age-dependent social learning in a lizard 

    Noble, Danial W A; Byrne, Richard William; Whiting, Martin J (2014-07-09) - Journal article
    Evidence of social learning, whereby the actions of an animal facilitate the acquisition of new information by another, is taxonomically biased towards mammals, especially primates, and birds. However, social learning need ...
  • Analysis and visualisation of movement : an interdisciplinary review 

    Demsar, Urska; Buchin, Kevin; Cagnacci, Francesca; Safi, Kamran; Speckmann, Bettina; Van de Weghe, Nico; Weiskopf, Daniel; Weibel, Robert (2015-03-10) - Journal article
    The processes that cause and influence movement are one of the main points of enquiry in movement ecology. However, ecology is not the only discipline interested in movement: a number of information sciences are specialising ...
  • Ancient and novel small RNA pathways compensate for the loss of piRNAs in multiple independent nematode lineages 

    Sarkies, Peter; Selkirk, Murray E.; Jones, John T.; Blok, Vivian; Boothby, Thomas; Goldstein, Bob; Hanelt, Ben; Ardila-Garcia, Alex; Fast, Naomi M.; Schiffer, Phillip M.; Kraus, Christopher; Taylor, Mark J.; Koutsovoulos, Georgios; Blaxter, Mark L.; Miska, Eric A. (2015-02-10) - Journal article
    Small RNA pathways act at the front line of defence against transposable elements across the Eukaryota. In animals, Piwi interacting small RNAs (piRNAs) are a crucial arm of this defence. However, the evolutionary relationships ...
  • Another continental vulture crisis : Africa’s vultures collapsing toward extinction 

    Ogada, Darcy; Shaw, Philip; Beyers, Rene L; Buij, Ralph; Murn, Campbell; Thiollay, Jean Marc; Beale, Colin M; Holdo, Ricardo M; Pomeroy, Derek; Baker, Neil; Krüger, Sonja C; Botha, Andre; Virani, Munir Z; Monadjem, Ara; Sinclair, Anthony R E (2016-04-26) - Journal article
    Vultures provide critical ecosystem services, yet populations of many species have collapsed worldwide. We present the first estimates of a 30-year Pan- African vulture decline, confirming that declines have occurred on a ...
  • Apparent source levels and active communication space of whistles of free-ranging Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins (Sousa chinensis) in the Pearl River Estuary and Beibu Gulf, China 

    Wang, Zhi-Tao; Au, Whitlow W. L.; Rendell, Luke; Wang, Ke-Xiong; Wu, Hai-Ping; Wu, Yu-Ping; Liu, Jian-Chang; Duan, Guo-Qin; Cao, Han-Jiang; Wang, Ding (2016-02-15) - Journal article
    Background . Knowledge of species-specific vocalization characteristics and their associated active communication space, the effective range over which a communication signal can be detected by a conspecific, is critical ...
  • The application of optical coherence tomography to image subsurface tissue structure of antarctic krill Euphausia Superba 

    Bellini, Nicola; Cox, M.J.; Harper, D.J.; Stott, S.R.; Ashok, P.C.; Dholakia, K.; Kawaguchi, S.; King, R.; Horton, T.; Brown, C.T.A. (2014-10-13) - Journal article
    Many small open ocean animals, such as Antarctic krill, are an important part of marine ecosystems. To discover what will happen to animals such as krill in a changing ocean, experiments are run in aquaria where conditions ...
  • An approximate Bayesian method applied to estimating the trajectories of four British grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) populations from pup counts. 

    Lonergan, Michael Edward; Thompson, David; Thomas, Leonard Joseph; Duck, Callan David (2011) - Journal article
    1. For British grey seals, as with many pinniped species, population monitoring is implemented by aerial surveys of pups at breeding colonies. Scaling pup counts up to population estimates requires assumptions about ...
  • Aquaporin 4 is a ubiquitously expressed isoform in the dogfish (Squalus acanthias) shark 

    Cutler, Christopher Paul; McIver, Bryce; Cramb, Gordon; Zeidel, Mark (2012-01-10) - Journal article
    The dogfish ortholog of aquaporin 4 (AQP4) was amplified from cDNA using degenerate PCR followed by cloning and sequencing. The complete coding region was then obtained using 5′ and 3′ RACE techniques. Alignment of the ...