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Patterns of DNA methylation throughout a range expansion of an introduced songbird.
The spread of invasive species presents a genetic paradox: how do individuals overcome the genetic barriers associated with introductions (e.g., bottlenecks and founder effects) to become adapted toExpand
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Ecological Epigenetics: Beyond MS-AFLP.
Ecological Epigenetics studies the relationship between epigenetic variation and ecologically relevant phenotypic variation. As molecular epigenetic mechanisms often control gene expression, evenExpand
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Simple quantification of blood and plasma antimicrobial capacity using spectrophotometry
Summary 1  Ecologists are becoming increasingly interested in characterizing immunological variation among and within species. However, many of the techniques available to immunologists are notExpand
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Experimental evidence for physiological costs underlying the trade-off between reproduction and survival.
Summary 1. A central tenet of life-history theory is that investment in reproduction compromises survival. However, the underlying physiological mechanisms that link reproduction to survival areExpand
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Exploratory behaviour and stressor hyper-responsiveness facilitate range expansion of an introduced songbird
  • A. Liebl, L. Martin
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological…
  • 7 November 2012
Global anthropogenic changes are occurring at an unprecedented rate; one change, human-facilitated introduction of species outside their native range, has had significant ecological and economicExpand
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Captivity induces hyper-inflammation in the house sparrow (Passer domesticus)
SUMMARY Some species thrive in captivity but others exhibit extensive psychological and physiological deficits, which can be a challenge to animal husbandry and conservation as well as wildExpand
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Does immune suppression during stress occur to promote physical performance?
SUMMARY Two adaptationist hypotheses have been proposed to explain why stress, particularly elevation of stress hormones (i.e. glucocorticoids), tends to suppress immune functions. One is that immuneExpand
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Surveillance for microbes and range expansion in house sparrows
Interactions between hosts and parasites influence the success of host introductions and range expansions post-introduction. However, the physiological mechanisms mediating these outcomes are littleExpand
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Range expansion of house sparrows (Passer domesticus) in Kenya: evidence of genetic admixture and human-mediated dispersal.
Introduced species offer an opportunity to study the ecological process of range expansions. Recently, 3 mechanisms have been identified that may resolve the genetic paradox (the seemingly unlikelyExpand
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Integrator networks: illuminating the black box linking genotype and phenotype.
Emerging concepts in developmental biology, such as facilitated variation and dynamical patterning modules, address a major shortcoming of the Modern Synthesis in Biology: how genotypic variation isExpand
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