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It has been 55 years since Nikolaas Tinbergen formalized the field of ethology by identifying four types of inquiry that address the "how" and "why" of animal behavior from both a contemporary and historical perspective. This framework has been particularly useful in exploring eusocial behavior...

Author(s)
Kapheim, K. M.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 2019, 73, 1, pp 186
Abstract

The giant hornet, Vespa mandarinia is a predator of honey bees throughout its range in eastern Asia. The hornets' behaviors are coordinated through pheromones; a marking pheromone is used to mark honey bee nests as a food source, and an alarm pheromone, comprised of three chemical components of...

Author(s)
McClenaghan, B.; Schlaf, M.; Geddes, M.; Mazza, J.; Pitman, G.; McCallum, K.; Rawluk, S.; Hand, K.; Otis, G. W.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Apicultural Research, 2019, 58, 1, pp 141-148
Abstract

Taste 2 receptors (TAS2R) mediate bitterness perception in mammals, thus are called bitter taste receptors. It is believed that these genes evolved in response to species-specific diets. The giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) and red panda (Ailurus fulgens styani) in the order Carnivora are...

Author(s)
Shan Lei; Wu Qi; Wang Le; Zhang Lei; Wei FuWen
Publisher
Wiley, Beijing, China
Citation
Integrative Zoology, 2018, 13, 2, pp 152-159
Abstract

Communication systems rely upon specific social contexts and environments that permit effective transmission, and thus, are particularly vulnerable to disruption by anthropogenic disturbance. The acoustic environments of cities may affect conspecific interactions by altering the transmission or...

Author(s)
Narango, D. L.; Rodewald, A. D.
Publisher
Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands
Citation
Urban Ecosystems, 2018, 21, 1, pp 41-50
Abstract

Facultatively social species allow for empirical examination of the factors underlying evolutionary transitions between primitive and complex forms of sociality. Variation in climate along altitudinal and latitudinal gradients often influences social behaviour in these species. This facultative...

Author(s)
Dew, R. M.; Shell, W. A.; Rehan, S. M.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 2018, 72, 4, pp 69
Abstract

There is growing interest in understanding the functional outcomes of species interactions in ecological networks. For many mutualistic networks, including pollination and seed dispersal networks, interactions are generally sampled by recording animal foraging visits to plants. However, these...

Author(s)
Simmons, B. I.; Sutherland, W. J.; Dicks, L. V.; Albrecht, J.; Farwig, N.; García, D.; Jordano, P.; González-Varo, J. P.
Publisher
Wiley, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Animal Ecology, 2018, 87, 4, pp 995-1007
Abstract

Maternal behaviour (carrying of larvae on the opisthosoma) in ticks has thus far only been observed in Antricola (Parantricola) marginatus and was considered a unique derived adaptation of this genus. The authors extend this observation to two additional argasid species, namely Argas (Argas) ...

Author(s)
Pienaar, R.; Klerk, D. G. de; Putterill, J. F.; Mans, B. J.
Publisher
Elsevier GmbH, München, Germany
Citation
Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases, 2018, 9, 4, pp 889-895
Abstract

JNKs (c-Jun N-terminal kinases) is a member of mitogen activated protein kinase (MAPK) family and it mainly participates in animal emergency response and the process of regulating the development of life activities and so on. In order to analyze the adaptive evolution mechanism of Tibetan sheep in...

Author(s)
Liu Xian; Liu Xiu; Wang JiQing; Li ShaoBin; Hu Jiang; Luo YuZhu
Publisher
Guangxi University, Guangxi, China
Citation
Genomics and Applied Biology, 2018, 37, 3, pp 1152-1159
CABI Book Info
Cover for Practical feline behaviour: understanding cat behaviour and improving welfare.

This book contains all the relevant information that a veterinary nurse or technician needs to understand and handle the behaviour and welfare of house cats, and to offer safe and practical advice to clients. This approachable and down-to-earth text describes the internal and external influences on ...

Author(s)
Atkinson, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647838)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The origin and evolution of the domestic cat.

This chapter presents the classification of cats based on their lineage, common name and species of cats. A brief history on African wild cats (most likely the ancestors of the domestic cat) was discussed as well as domestication of cats which probably began around 10 000 years ago in a region of...

Author(s)
Atkinson, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647838)
Type
Book chapter

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