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Trade-offs among the key life-history traits of reproduction and immunity have been widely documented. However, the currency in use is not well-understood. We investigated how reproducing female side-blotched lizards, Uta stansburiana, allocate lipids versus proteins when given an immune challenge. ...

Author(s)
Pettit, T. V.; Pettit, R. J.; Durso, A. M.; French, S. S.
Publisher
Wiley, Hoboken, USA
Citation
Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A: Ecological and Integrative Physiology, 2019, 331, 10, pp 552-561
Abstract

In the context of global warming, an important issue is that many pesticides become more toxic, putting non-target organisms at higher risk of pesticide exposure. Eremias argus (a native Chinese lizard) was selected as animal model in this study. As a kind of poikilothermic vertebrate, E. argus is...

Author(s)
Zhang LuYao; Chen Li; Meng ZhiYuan; Jia Ming; Li RuiSheng; Yan Sen; Tian SiNuo; Zhou ZhiQiang; Diao JinLing
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Environmental Pollution, 2020, 257, pp 113564
Abstract

The trade-off between self-maintenance and reproduction has been explored wildly in reptiles. However, the effects of exogenous pollutants on the life history traits of reptiles have not been paid attention to. In the current study, lizards (Eremias argus), living in the soil polluted by...

Author(s)
Zhang LuYao; Meng ZhiYuan; Chen Li; Zhang GuiTing; Zhang WenJun; Tian ZhongNan; Wang ZiKang; Yu SiMin; Zhou ZhiQiang; Diao JinLing
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Environmental Pollution, 2020, 262,
Abstract

Pesticides are proposed as one of the many causes for the global decline in reptile population. To understand the potential impact of alpha-cypermethrin (ACP) in reptiles, in the current study, we used a tri-trophic food web (plants-herbivores-natural enemies of predators) to examine the...

Author(s)
Chen Li; Wang DeZhen; Zhang WenJun; Wang Fang; Zhang LuYao; Wang ZiKang; Li Yao; Zhou ZhiQiang; Diao JinLing
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 2019, 171, pp 657-664
Abstract

Ecological characteristics and environmental variation influence both host species composition and parasite abundance. Abiotic factors such as rainfall and temperature can improve parasite development and increase its reproduction rate. The comparison of these assemblages between different...

Author(s)
Araujo Filho, J. A.; Brito, S. V.; Lima, V. F.; Pereira, A. M. A.; Mesquita, D. O.; Albuquerque, R. L.; Almeida, W. O.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Journal of Helminthology, 2017, 91, 3, pp 312-319
Abstract

It is generally accepted that progesterone is necessary to maintain gestation; however, the mechanisms that control the production of this steroid remain unknown. The corpus luteum has been assigned a central role in the maintenance of gestation based on its capacity to produce progesterone. A...

Author(s)
Martínez-Torres, M.; Salcedo-Álvarez, M.; Álvarez-Rodríguez, C.; Cárdenas-León, M.; Luis, J.; Moreno-Fierros, L.
Publisher
Elsevier B. V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Animal Reproduction Science, 2014, 148, 3/4, pp 212-220
Abstract

Studying the causes of parasite geographic distribution is relevant to understand ecological and evolutionary processes that affect host populations as well as for species conservation. Temperature is one of the most important environmental variables affecting parasite distribution, as raising...

Author(s)
Álvarez-Ruiz, L.; Megía-Palma, R.; Reguera, S.; Ruiz, S.; Zamora-Camacho, F. J.; Figuerola, J.; Moreno-Rueda, G.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Current Zoology, 2018, 64, 2, pp 197-204
Abstract

The development of safe and consistent semen collection protocols should be ensured to understand basic sperm parameters of a species. Electroejaculation has been hypothesized and tested to be a safe method to evaluate male reproductive potential in wild animals. However, little is known about...

Author(s)
Juri, G. L.; Chiaraviglio, M.; Cardozo, G.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Theriogenology, 2018, 118, pp 40-45
Abstract

Starting in 2012, and peaking in 2013, drought conditions in the Great Basin Desert persisted for almost four years. By studying a meta-population of Common Side-blotched Lizards in the wild, we found that a failure of spring rains correlated with a marked reduction of body condition in female, but ...

Author(s)
Zani, P. A.; Stein, S. J.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Arid Environments, 2018, 154, pp 15-23
Abstract

The preponderant clonal evolution hypothesis (PCE) predicts that frequent clonal reproduction (sex between two clones) in many pathogens capable of sexual recombination results in strong linkage disequilibrium and the presence of discrete genetic subdivisions characterized by occasional gene flow....

Author(s)
Falk, B. G.; Glor, R. E.; Perkins, S. L.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Boston, USA
Citation
Evolution : International Journal of Organic Evolution, 2015, 69, 6, pp 1584-1596

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