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The integration of evolutionary biology with developmental genetics into the hybrid field of the evolution of development (evo-devo) resulted in major advances in understanding multicellular development and morphological evolution. We show how insights from evo-devo can be applied to study the...

Author(s)
Toth, A. L.; Robinson, G. E.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Trends in Genetics, 2007, 23, 7, pp 334-341
Abstract

Many laboratory rodents emit ultrasonic vocalizations. The purpose of this review is to highlight the types and functions of ultrasonic vocalizations emitted by laboratory rats and mice. Rats emit 3 types of ultrasonic vocalizations, depending on the animal's age, its environmental conditions, and...

Author(s)
Portfors, C. V.
Publisher
American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, Memphis, USA
Citation
Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, 2007, 46, 1, pp 28-34
Abstract

This review gives information about the important behaviour categories of laying hens kept in aviary systems. Based on current knowledge, the differences in behaviour of hens in aviaries compared to the behaviour of hens living under "close to natural" conditions are assessed qualitatively and...

Author(s)
Moesta, A.; Knierim, U.; Briese, A.; Hartung, J.
Publisher
Verlag M. & H. Schaper, Alfeld (Leine), Germany
Citation
Deutsche Tierärztliche Wochenschrift, 2007, 114, 12, pp 444-448, 450-453
Abstract

We marvel at the social complexity of insects, marked by anatomically and behaviorally distinguishable castes, division of labor and specialization - but how do such systems evolve? Insect societies are composed of individuals, each undergoing its own developmental process and each containing its...

Author(s)
Page, R. E., Jr.; Amdam, G. V.
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc, New York, USA
Citation
BioEssays, 2007, 29, 4, pp 334-343
Abstract

The aim of this review is to discuss the impact of group size on damaging behaviours, aggression, fear and stress in farm animals and to identify housing- and management options that can help to reduce problems caused by suboptimal group sizes. Increasing group size was found to increase the risk...

Author(s)
Rodenburg, T. B.; Koene, P.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2007, 103, 3/4, pp 205-214
Abstract

Animal group sizes may exert important effects on various cognitive mechanisms. Group size is believed to exert pressures on fundamental brain structures that correlate with the increased social demands placed on animals living in relatively large, complex and dynamic social organizations. There is ...

Author(s)
Croney, C. C.; Newberry, R. C.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2007, 103, 3/4, pp 215-228
Abstract

With the development of laboratory animal science, increasing attention has been given to the possible influence of housing and husbandry on the behaviour and welfare of laboratory animals as well as on the scientific integrity. With the present paper, we aim to contribute to this knowledge by...

Author(s)
Olsson, I. A. S.; Westlund, K.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2007, 103, 3/4, pp 229-254
Abstract

During the last decade, many studies have been carried out on the impact of housing systems on rabbit welfare. In this review, certain key points of the debate such as floor type, environmental improvement (e.g. providing bedding/substrates for oral activities), reorganization of space by...

Author(s)
Mirabito, L.
Publisher
Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Versailles, France
Citation
INRA Productions Animales, 2007, 20, 1, pp 59-63
Abstract

Understanding the behavioural characteristics is necessary to obtain a higher production from animal breeding. Many studies related to the behaviour of goats such as grazing, social, reproductive, pregnancy and maternal behaviours have been reported. Some behavioural characteristics of goat and...

Author(s)
Yakan, A.; Ünal, N.; Akçapınar, H.
Publisher
Hayvancılık Merkez Araștırma Enstitüsü Müdürlüğü, Ankara, Turkey
Citation
Lalahan Hayvancılık Araștırma Enstitüsü Dergisi, 2007, 47, 1, pp 39-47
Abstract

Whilst studies on cetaceans have focused on a few populations of just a few species, various complex behaviours and social structures that support the notion that cetaceans should be regarded as intelligent animals have been revealed. The evidence to support this is reviewed here and is best...

Author(s)
Simmonds, M. P.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2006, 100, 1/2, pp 103-116

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