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Evaluation of potential reference genes for reverse transcription-qPCR studies of physiological responses in Drosophila melanogaster.
Phylogenetic signal in bone microstructure of sauropsids.
An investigation on the quantification of the phylogenetic signal in the following bone histological, microanatomical, and morphological traits in a sample of femora of 35 species of sauropsids: vascular density, vascular orientation, index of Haversian remodeling, cortical thickness, and cross-sectional area.
Variation of the Outer Circumferential Layer in the Limb Bones of Birds
The first comparative allometric study of the relative OCL thickness (expressed as a fraction of the diaphyseal radius) in modern birds is presented, suggesting that its relative thickness probably correlates with the amount of slow, residual growth, which is on the average larger in small birds.
Do distantly related parasites rely on the same proximate factors to alter the behaviour of their hosts?
- F. Ponton, T. Lefèvre, D. Biron
- BiologyProceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological…
- 22 November 2006
By studying and comparing the brains of infected G. insensibilis and G. pulex with proteomics tools, some of the proximate causes involved in the parasite-induced alterations of host behaviour for each system are elucidated.
Gut Microbiota Modifies Olfactory-Guided Microbial Preferences and Foraging Decisions in Drosophila
Recent advances in the integrative nutrition of arthropods.
- S. Simpson, F. Clissold, M. Lihoreau, F. Ponton, S. Wilder, D. Raubenheimer
- Environmental ScienceAnnual review of entomology
- 7 January 2015
It is demonstrated that taking an explicitly multidimensional view of nutrition and employing the logic of the geometric framework for nutrition provide novel insights and offer a means of integration across different levels of organization, from individuals to ecosystems.
Nutritional Immunology: A Multi-Dimensional Approach
- F. Ponton, K. Wilson, S. Cotter, D. Raubenheimer, S. Simpson
- Biology, MedicinePLoS pathogens
- 1 December 2011
Despite the undoubted importance of nutrition to immune defence, the challenge remains to capture the complexity of this relationship, which includes involvement of the host's microbiota.
Behavioural manipulation in a grasshopper harbouring hairworm: a proteomics approach
The findings suggest that the adult worm alters the normal functions of the grasshopper's central nervous system (CNS) by producing certain ‘effective’ molecules, which support the hypothesis that host behavioural changes are mediated by a mix of direct and indirect chemical manipulation.
‘Suicide’ of crickets harbouring hairworms: a proteomics investigation
Proteomics tools are used to identify the biochemical alterations that occur in the head of the cricket Nemobius sylvestris when it is driven to water by the hairworm Paragordius tricuspidatus and it is found that the parasite produces molecules from the Wnt family that may act directly on the development of the central nervous system (CNS).