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The effect of larval density on pre-imaginal development in two species of desert fleas.
We studied the effect of density of larvae on pre-imaginal development in 2 flea species (Xenopsylla conformis and Xenopsylla ramesis) parasitic on 2 desert rodent species (Dipodillus dasyurus, adultExpand
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Drosophila RSK Influences the Pace of the Circadian Clock by Negative Regulation of Protein Kinase Shaggy Activity
Endogenous molecular circadian clocks drive daily rhythmic changes at the cellular, physiological, and behavioral level for adaptation to and anticipation of environmental signals. The core molecularExpand
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Drosophila Mbm Is a Nucleolar Myc and Casein Kinase 2 Target Required for Ribosome Biogenesis and Cell Growth of Central Brain Neuroblasts
ABSTRACT Proper cell growth is a prerequisite for maintaining repeated cell divisions. Cells need to translate information about intracellular nutrient availability and growth cues fromExpand
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Density dependence of feeding success in haematophagous ectoparasites.
We studied the effect of density on feeding success of 2 fleas, Xenopsylla conformis and Xenopsylla ramesis, when exploiting rodents Meriones crassus and Gerbillus dasyurus. We tested 2 alternativeExpand
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Reproductive success in two species of desert fleas: density dependence and host effect
SUMMARY We tested the hypothesis that a negative fitness–density relationship exists in haematophagous ectoparasites. We studied the effect of flea density on the number of blood meals necessary forExpand
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Evidence for a negative fitness−density relationship between parent density and offspring quality for two Xenopsylla spp. parasitic on desert mammals
Abstract We tested the hypothesis of negative fitness–density relationships and predicted that an increase in the density of parent fleas would result in lower survival rates and longer developmentExpand
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Structural Brain Mutants: Mushroom Body Defect (Mud): A Case Study
Abstract: Single-gene mutants of Drosophila have not only increased our understanding of the biochemical processes underlying learning and memory processes, but also established structure-functionExpand
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Light Stimuli and Circadian Clock Affect Neural Development in Drosophila melanogaster
Endogenous clocks enable organisms to adapt cellular processes, physiology, and behavior to daily variation in environmental conditions. Metabolic processes in cyanobacteria to humans are under theExpand
Light stimuli and circadian clock affect neural development in Drosophila melanogaster
Endogenous clocks enable organisms to adapt their physiology and behavior to daily variation in environmental conditions. Metabolic processes in cyanobacteria to humans are effected by the circadianExpand