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    • Muscarinic modulation of the Xenopus laevis tadpole spinal mechanosensory pathway 

      Porter, Nicola Jean; Li, Wen-Chang (2018-05) - Journal article
      Muscarinic acetylcholine receptors (mAChRs) mediate effects of acetylcholine (ACh) in many systems, including those involved in spinal functions like locomotion. In Xenopus laevis tadpoles at two days old, a model vertebrate ...
    • Heterospecific shoaling in an invasive poeciliid: shared history does not affect shoal cohesion 

      Ali, Jarome R.; Deacon, Amy E.; Mahabir, Keshan; Ramnarine, Indar W.; Magurran, Anne E. (2018-04) - Journal article
      Social behaviour potentially plays an important role in invasion success. New colonists, for example, may glean useful information about predators and food by interacting with native heterospecifics. The extent to which ...
    • Wild hummingbirds require a consistent view of landmarks to pinpoint a goal location 

      Pritchard, David J.; Hurly, T. Andrew; Healy, Susan D. (2018-03) - Journal article
      One outcome of the extensive work on the ways that birds and insects use visual landmarks to return to a rewarded location is that they use landmarks differently. But this conclusion may have been reached because the almost ...
    • Assessing host-virus codivergence for close relatives of Merkel cell polyomavirus infecting African great apes 

      Madinda, Nadège F.; Ehlers, Bernhard; Wertheim, Joel O.; Akoua-Koffi, Chantal; Bergl, Richard A.; Boesch, Christophe; Akonkwa, Dieudonné Boji Mungu; Eckardt, Winnie; Fruth, Barbara; Gillespie, Thomas R.; Gray, Maryke; Hohmann, Gottfried; Karhemere, Stomy; Kujirakwinja, Deo; Langergraber, Kevin; Muyembe, Jean Jacques; Nishuli, Radar; Pauly, Maude; Petrzelkova, Klara J.; Robbins, Martha M.; Todd, Angelique; Schubert, Grit; Stoinski, Tara S.; Wittig, Roman M.; Zuberbühler, Klaus; Peeters, Martine; Leendertz, Fabian H.; Calvignac-Spencer, Sébastien (2016-10) - Journal article
      It has long been hypothesized that polyomaviruses (PyV; family Polyomaviridae) codiverged with their animal hosts. In contrast, recent analyses suggested that codivergence may only marginally influence the evolution of ...
    • Development of object manipulation in wild chimpanzees 

      Lamon, Noemie; Neumann, Christof; Zuberbuhler, Klaus (2018-01) - Journal article
      Chimpanzees’ natural propensity to explore and play with objects is likely to be an important precursor of tool use. Manipulating objects provides individuals with pivotal perceptual-motor experience when interacting with ...