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The ecological guild concept has been of great interest to arachnologists, and the different manner in which spiders forage for a common resource—prey arthropods—has led to numerous attempts toExpand
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Comparison of acute phase responses induced in rabbits by lipopolysaccharide and double-stranded RNA.
Infection of injury results in several systemic and central reactions termed the acute phase response (APR). Substantial evidence suggests that cytokines induced by microbes initiate the APR. WeExpand
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Modular Habitat Refugia Enhance Generalist Predators and Lower Plant Damage in Soybeans
Abstract Promoting generalist predators in agriculture via habitat manipulation has gained much interest in biocontrol research. Straw shelters have been used by Chinese farmers for >2,000 yr toExpand
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Recombinant tumor necrosis factor and interleukin 1 enhance slow-wave sleep.
The cytokines interleukin 1 (IL 1) and interferon (IFN) are immune response modifiers that are also pyrogenic and somnogenic. Tumor necrosis factor (TNF) (cachectin) is another pyrogenic monocyteExpand
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Effects of vegetation structure and edge habitat on the density and distribution of white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus) in small and large forest patches
We tested the hypothesis that if the quality or quantity of vegetation in small forest patches is greater than in large patches, then vegetation attributes may contribute to greater densities ofExpand
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Plant-fungus mutualism affects spider composition in successional fields.
Mutualistic symbionts are widespread in plants and may have strong, bottom-up influences on community structure. Here we show that a grass-endophyte mutualism shifts the composition of a generalistExpand
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Contrasting energetic costs of courtship signaling in two wolf spiders having divergent courtship behaviors
Abstract Energetic costs of courtship behavior were measured for two sympatric wolf spiders that are reproductively isolated based on distinct male courtship behaviors with different signaling modesExpand
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Acrocerid (Insecta: Diptera) life histories, behaviors, host spiders (Arachnida: Araneida), and distribution records
The Canadian Entomologist 125: 931-944 (1993) The family Acroceridae (Tnsecta: Diptera; "Small Headed Flies") are a seldom seen yet cosmopolitan group of endopansitoids of spiders. Recent host andExpand
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Somnogenic, pyrogenic, and anorectic activities of tumor necrosis factor-alpha and TNF-alpha fragments.
Exogenously administered tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) elicits several symptoms of generalized infections such as fever, increased sleep, and anorexia. The aim of the present work was toExpand
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Growth hormone-releasing factor enhances sleep in rats and rabbits.
Previously, it was suggested that a hypothalamic mechanism links somatotropin [growth hormone (GH)] secretion to sleep regulation, and this may explain the temporal correlation between GH release andExpand
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