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Variation in home range and use of habitat in the striped skunk ( Mephitis mephitis )
We studied home-range size, home-range overlap and use of habitat in a population of striped skunks Mephitis mephitis in eastern Tennessee. Variables determined to influence home-range size wereExpand
What We Muggles Can Learn about Teaching from Hogwarts
Abstract The Harry Potter series furnishes many instances of both good and bad teaching. From them, we can learn more about three principles outlined in How People Learn (National Research CouncilExpand
The effects of the timing of exposure to cadmium on the oviposition behavior of Drosophila melanogaster
Animals can greatly increase their fitness by choosing oviposition sites free from damaging substances such as the heavy metal cadmium (Cd). Previous research has shown that Drosophila melanogasterExpand
Abstract Most studies of inbreeding depression have confounded levels of inbreeding of parents with those of offspring. We used 4 experimental groups of prairie voles (Microtus ochrogaster) in whichExpand
Teaching Evolution with the Aid of Science Fiction
In the blockbuster X-Men films, mutant people with telepathy, the ability to control the weather, or amazing healing powers consider themselves "the next step in human evolution." In Jurassic Park,Expand
Genetic Variability in Striped Skunks (Mephitis mephitis)
Abstract Understanding population genetics is important for increasing both our basic knowlege of wild species and our ability to conserve endangered species. In the Carnivora questions about geneticExpand
Hypomorphic mutations in the larval photokinesis A (lphA) gene have stage-specific effects on visual system function in Drosophila melanogaster.
Of the many genes that are expressed in the visual system of Drosophila melanogaster adults, some affect larval vision. However, with the exception of one X-linked mutation, no genes that haveExpand
Identification of acoustic stimuli that mediate sexual behavior inDrosophila busckii (Diptera: Drosophilidae)
We have shown that D. busckiimales and females, unlike other drosophilids that have been analyzed in this regard, court and copulate as well in relatively dim red light as they do in bright whiteExpand
Individual Discrimination by Odors in Sibling Prairie Voles (Microtus ochrogaster)
The habituation–discrimination paradigm has been used widely to demonstrate that animals can detect individually distinctive odors of unfamiliar conspecifics. By using a modification of theExpand