Kotoe Kawai

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Ecological developmental biology (eco-devo) explores the mechanistic relationships between the processes of individual development and environmental factors. Recent studies imply that some of these relationships have deep evolutionary origins, and may even pre-date the divergences of the simplest extant animals, including cnidarians and sponges. Development(More)
Animal bodies are shaped by skeletons, which are built inside the body by biomineralization of condensed mesenchymal cells in vertebrates [1, 2] and echinoderms [3, 4], or outside the body by apical secretion of extracellular matrices by epidermal cell layers in arthropods [5]. In each case, the skeletons' shapes are a direct reflection of the pattern of(More)
Introduction It has been reported that some primate species change their diet in response to environmental changes (Hladik, 1981). Furthermore, in order to understand an animal's dietary niche or adaptability, the contents of their diet and its determinants should be clarified. In this study, we examine in Yakushima macaques (Macaca fuscata yakui), which(More)
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