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The disease costs of sociality have largely been understood through the link between group size and transmission. However, infectious disease spread is driven primarily by the social organization of interactions in a group and not its size. We used statistical models to review the social network...

Author(s)
Pratha Sah; Mann, J.; Shweta Bansal
Publisher
Wiley, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Animal Ecology, 2018, 87, 3, pp 546-558
Abstract

Earth's rapidly changing climate creates a growing need to understand how demographic processes in natural populations are affected by climate variability, particularly among organisms threatened by extinction. Long-term, large-scale, and cross-taxon studies of vital rate variation in relation to...

Author(s)
Campos, F. A.; Morris, W. F.; Alberts, S. C.; Altmann, J.; Brockman, D. K.; Cords, M.; Pusey, A.; Stoinski, T. S.; Strier, K. B.; Fedigan, L. M.
Publisher
Wiley, Oxford, UK
Citation
Global Change Biology, 2017, 23, 11, pp 4907-4921
Abstract

Avian influenza virus is a zoonotic agent that significantly impacts public health and the poultry industry. Monitoring viral evolution and spread is crucial for surveillance and tracing programmes, which are currently based on serological or DNA sequencing-phylogenetics analysis. However,...

Author(s)
Heidari, A.; Righetto, I.; Filippini, F.
Publisher
Nature Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Scientific Reports, 2018, 8, 1, pp 1929
Abstract

Endogenous circadian and seasonal activity patterns are adapted to facilitate effective utilisation of environmental resources. Activity patterns are shaped by physiological constraints, evolutionary history, circadian and seasonal changes and may be influenced by other factors, including...

Author(s)
Caravaggi, A.; Gatta, M.; Vallely, M. C.; Hogg, K.; Freeman, M.; Fadaei, E.; Dick, J. T. A.; Montgomery, W. I.; Reid, N.; Tosh, D. G.
Publisher
PeerJ, San Francisco, USA
Citation
PeerJ, 2018, 6, 5827, pp e5827
Abstract

Small populations are prone to loss of genetic variation and hence to a reduction in their evolutionary potential. Therefore, studying the mating system of small populations and its potential effects on genetic drift and genetic diversity is of high importance for their viability assessments. The...

Author(s)
Renan, S.; Greenbaum, G.; Shahar, N.; Templeton, A. R.; Bouskila, A.; Bar-David, S.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Molecular Ecology, 2015, 24, 7, pp 1433-1446
Abstract

Highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses (HPAIVs) of H5 subtype have persistently caused outbreaks in domestic poultry and wild birds worldwide and sporadically infected humans. Rapid and accurate diagnosis is one of the key strategies for the control of H5 HPAIVs. However, the sensitivity of the...

Author(s)
Lam Thanh Nguyen; Nakaishi, K.; Motojima, K.; Ohkawara, A.; Minato, E.; Maruyama, J.; Hiono, T.; Matsuno, K.; Okamatsu, M.; Kimura, T.; Takada, A.; Kida, H.; Sakoda, Y.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2017, 12, 8, pp e0182228
Abstract

The genus Mycoplasma, a group of free-living, wall-less prokaryotes includes more than 100 species of which dozens are primary pathogens of humans and domesticated animals. Mycoplasma species isolated from wildlife are rarely investigated but could provide a fuller picture of the evolutionary...

Author(s)
Ambroset, C.; Pau-Roblot, C.; Game, Y.; Gaurivaud, P.; Tardy, F.
Publisher
Frontiers Media S.A., Lausanne, Switzerland
Citation
Frontiers in Microbiology, 2017, 8, May, pp 939
Abstract

Selective harvesting is acknowledged as a serious concern in efforts to conserve wild animal populations. In fisheries, most studies have focused on gradual and directional changes in the life-history traits of target species. While such changes represent the ultimate response of harvested animals, ...

Author(s)
Chiba, S.; Yoshino, K.; Kanaiwa, M.; Kawajiri, T.; Goshima, S.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Animal Ecology, 2013, 82, 3, pp 632-641
Abstract

Y-chromosome markers are important tools for studying male-specific gene flow within and between populations, hybridization patterns and kinship. However, their use in non-human mammals is often hampered by the lack of Y-specific polymorphic markers. We identified new male-specific short tandem...

Author(s)
Iacolina, L.; Brajković, V.; Canu, A.; Šprem, N.; Cubric-Curik, V.; Fontanesi, L.; Saarma, U.; Apollonio, M.; Scandura, M.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Animal Genetics, 2016, 47, 6, pp 682-690
Abstract

Delaying sexual maturation can lead to larger body size and higher reproductive success, but carries an increased risk of death before reproducing. Classical life history theory predicts that trade-offs between reproductive success and survival should lead to the evolution of an optimal strategy in ...

Author(s)
Johnston, S. E.; Orell, P.; Pritchard, V. L.; Kent, M. P.; Lien, S.; Niemelä, E.; Erkinaro, J.; Primmer, C. R.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Molecular Ecology, 2014, 23, 14, pp 3452-3468

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