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FEMORAL DIMENSIONS AND BODY SIZE OF ALLIGATOR MISSISSIPPIENSIS: ESTIMATING THE SIZE OF EXTINCT MESOEUCROCODYLIANS
Abstract Total length, snout-vent length, and body mass are tightly correlated with length and other dimensions of the femur in Alligator mississippiensis. American alligator-based equations relatingExpand
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Effects of long-term corticosterone implants on growth and immune function in juvenile alligators, Alligator mississippiensis.
Sixty juvenile alligators were implanted subcutaneously with slow release pellets of corticosterone or placebo. Alligators were divided into five different groups such that each group received aExpand
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Atmospheric oxygen level affects growth trajectory, cardiopulmonary allometry and metabolic rate in the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis)
SUMMARY Recent palaeoatmospheric models suggest large-scale fluctuations in ambient oxygen level over the past 550 million years. To better understand how global hypoxia and hyperoxia might haveExpand
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The alligator gut microbiome and implications for archosaur symbioses
Among vertebrate gastrointestinal microbiome studies, complete representation of taxa is limited, particularly among reptiles. Here, we provide evidence for previously unrecognized host-microbiomeExpand
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Multiple paternity and mating patterns in the American alligator, Alligator mississippiensis
Eggs were sampled from 22 wild American alligator nests from the Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge in south‐west Louisiana, along with the females guarding the nests. Three nests were sampled in 1995 andExpand
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Antibacterial properties of serum from the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis).
Treatment of alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) and human serum samples with Escherichia coli resulted in a time- and concentration-dependent inhibition of bacterial proliferation. WhenExpand
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Seasonal acclimatisation of muscle metabolic enzymes in a reptile (Alligator mississippiensis)
SUMMARY Reptiles living in heterogeneous thermal environments are often thought to show behavioural thermoregulation or to become inactive when environmental conditions prevent the achievement ofExpand
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Specialized stem cell niche enables repetitive renewal of alligator teeth
  • P. Wu, X. Wu, +8 authors C. Chuong
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 13 May 2013
Reptiles and fish have robust regenerative powers for tooth renewal. However, extant mammals can either renew their teeth one time (diphyodont dentition) or not at all (monophyodont dentition).Expand
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Identification of alternative pathway serum complement activity in the blood of the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis).
Incubation of different dilutions of alligator serum with sheep red blood cells (SRBCs) that had not been sensitized with antibodies resulted in concentration-dependent hemolytic activity. ThisExpand
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Microsatellite DNA analyses support an east-west phylogeographic split of American alligator populations.
We examined the population genetic structure of American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) sampled from 12 localities across the southeastern United States. The primary goal of this study wasExpand
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