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During the domestication process, dogs were selected for their suitability for multiple purposes, resulting in a variety of behavioral characteristics. In particular, the ancient group of breeds that is genetically closer to wolves may show different behavioral characteristics when compared to...

Author(s)
Tonoike, A.; Nagasawa, M.; Mogi, K.; Serpell, J. A.; Ohtsuki, H.; Kikusui, T.
Publisher
Nature Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Scientific Reports, 2015, 5, 1, pp 17710
Abstract

The chicken domestication process represents a typical model of artificial selection, and gives significant insight into the general understanding of the influence of artificial selection on recognizable phenotypes. Two Japanese domesticated chicken varieties, the fighting cock (Shamo) and the...

Author(s)
Komiyama, T.; Iwama, H.; Osada, N.; Nakamura, Y.; Kobayashi, H.; Tateno, Y.; Gojobori, T.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2014, 9, 7, pp e101778
Abstract

Individual plants provide a habitat patch for foragers where the sought-after resources (e.g. leaves, fruits and seeds) are clustered in locally dense aggregations. Characteristics of these resources often vary greatly even within individual plants, which is known as within-plant or subindividual...

Author(s)
Shimada, T.; Takahashi, A.; Shibata, M.; Yagihashi, T.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Functional Ecology, 2015, 29, 12, pp 1513-1521
Abstract

Publisher
Society for Reproduction and Development, Tokyo, Japan
Citation
Journal of Reproduction and Development, 2011, 57, Supplement, pp j1-j217
Abstract

The zoanthid genus Palythoa is found in shallow subtropical and tropical waters worldwide; yet many questions remain regarding the diversity of species and their evolution. Recent progress using molecular techniques has advanced species identifications but also raised new questions. In previous...

Author(s)
Shiroma, E.; Reime, J. D.
Publisher
Biodiversity Research Center, Taipei, Taiwan
Citation
Zoological Studies, 2010, 49, 2, pp 182-194
Abstract

Rapid evolution caused by human exploitation of wildlife is not usually addressed in studies of the impacts of such exploitation despite its direct relevance to population persistence. Japanese mamushi (Gloydius blomhoffii), an endemic venomous snake of the Japanese archipelago, has been heavily...

Author(s)
Sasaki, K.; Fox, S. F.; Duvall, D.
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing, Boston, USA
Citation
Conservation Biology, 2009, 23, 1, pp 93-102
Abstract

Chickens with exceptionally long crow are often favored all over the world, and connoisseur breeders have bred certain types of chicken exclusively for this trait. In Japan, three chicken varieties have been specifically bred to develop an exceptionally long crow of over 15 s. Although these three...

Author(s)
Komiyama, T.; Ikeo, K.; Gojobori, T.
Publisher
Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Gene, 2004, 333, pp 91-99
Abstract

The possible influences of life history and habitat characteristics on the evolution of semelparity and cannibalism in Anechura harmandi were studied in Japan. This species is univoltine and overwinters as an adult. Females laid single egg-batches during winter in nests under stones at a riverside...

Author(s)
Kohno, K.
Citation
Researches on Population Ecology, 1997, 39, 1, pp 11-16
Abstract

This article attempts to explain that parasitoids provide the evolutionary pressure responsible for relationships between habitat use and larval food plant use in herbivorous insects. Three species of butterflies of the genus Pieris, P. rapae, P. melete, and P. napi use different sets of...

Author(s)
Ohsaki, N.; Sato, Y.
Citation
Researches on Population Ecology, 1999, 41, 1, pp 107-119
Abstract

Oviposition habits of 9 species of Aphodius dung beetles common in Sapporo, Hokkaido, northern Japan, were studied under laboratory conditions using glass cages supplied with soil and fresh cattle dung. Four types of oviposition habits were recognized. Type I: eggs were laid singly in the dung on...

Author(s)
Yoshida, N.; Katakura, H.
Citation
Pan-Pacific Entomologist, 1992, 68, 1, pp 1-7

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