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Evaluation of potential reference genes for reverse transcription-qPCR studies of physiological responses in Drosophila melanogaster.
Drosophila melanogaster is one of the most important genetic models and techniques such as reverse transcription quantitative real-time PCR (RT-qPCR) are being employed extensively for decipheringExpand
Phylogenetic signal in bone microstructure of sauropsids.
In spite of the fact that the potential usefulness of bone histology in systematics has been discussed for over one and a half centuries, the presence of a phylogenetic signal in the variation ofExpand
Variation of the Outer Circumferential Layer in the Limb Bones of Birds
Abstract. The core of the limb bone cortex of mammals and birds is made of rapidly deposited, fibro-lamellar bone tissue (also present in non-avian theropods), which is usually surrounded by anExpand
Gut Microbiota Modifies Olfactory-Guided Microbial Preferences and Foraging Decisions in Drosophila
The gut microbiota affects a wide spectrum of host physiological traits, including development [1-5], germline [6], immunity [7-9], nutrition [4, 10, 11], and longevity [12, 13]. Association withExpand
Do distantly related parasites rely on the same proximate factors to alter the behaviour of their hosts?
Phylogenetically unrelated parasites often increase the chances of their transmission by inducing similar phenotypic changes in their hosts. However, it is not known whether these convergentExpand
Ecology of parasitically modified populations: a case study from a gammarid-trematode system
Examples of behavioural manipulation by parasites are numerous but the consequences of these phenomena on the ecology of host populations remains unclear. Through its effect on Gam- marusExpand
Behavioural manipulation in a grasshopper harbouring hairworm: a proteomics approach
Abstract The parasitic Nematomorph hairworm, Spinochordodes tellinii (Camerano) develops inside the terrestrial grasshopper, Meconema thalassinum (De Geer) (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae), changing theExpand
Nutritional Immunology: A Multi-Dimensional Approach
Nutrition is critical to immune defence and resistance to pathogens, with consequences that affect the health, welfare, and reproductive success of individual organisms [1], [2], and also hasExpand
Integrating nutrition and immunology: a new frontier.
Nutrition is critical to immune defence and parasite resistance, which not only affects individual organisms, but also has profound ecological and evolutionary consequences. Nutrition and immunityExpand
Recent advances in the integrative nutrition of arthropods.
In this review we highlight recent advances in four areas in which nutrition shapes the relationships between organisms: between plants and herbivores, between hosts and their microbiota, betweenExpand