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  1. Many questions in biology benefit greatly from the use of a variety of model systems. High-throughput sequencing methods have been a triumph in the democratization of diverse model systems. They allow for the ...

    Authors: Daniel J. Jackson, Nicolas Cerveau and Nico Posnien
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2024 21:17
  2. Parental care benefits offspring but comes with costs. To optimize the trade-off of costs and benefits, parents should adjust care based on intrinsic and/or extrinsic conditions. The harm to offspring hypothes...

    Authors: Yuan-Cheng Cheng, Cai-Han Xie, Yu-Chen Chen, Nien-Tse Fuh, Ming-Feng Chuang and Yeong-Choy Kam
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2024 21:16
  3. The most extraordinary systems of symbiosis in insects are found in the suborder Auchenorrhyncha of Hemiptera, which provide unique perspectives for uncovering complicated insect-microbe symbiosis. We investig...

    Authors: Zhi Huang, Dandan Wang, Jinrui Zhou, Hong He and Cong Wei
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2024 21:15
  4. The investigation of the effects of artificial 50 Hz electric field (E-field) frequency on Apis mellifera is a relatively new field of research. Since the current literature focuses mainly on short-term effects, ...

    Authors: Agnieszka Murawska, Paweł Migdał, Moritz Mating, Paweł Bieńkowski, Ewelina Berbeć and Ralf Einspanier
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2024 21:14
  5. Energy and time allocation in seabirds differ between consecutive stages of breeding given various requirements of particular phases of the reproductive period. Theses allocations may also be sex-specific cons...

    Authors: Dariusz Jakubas, Katarzyna Wojczulanis-Jakubas and Lech Marek Iliszko
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2024 21:12
  6. Rapid identification and classification of bats are critical for practical applications. However, species identification of bats is a typically detrimental and time-consuming manual task that depends on taxono...

    Authors: Zhong Cao, Kunhui Wang, Jiawei Wen, Chuxian Li, Yi Wu, Xiaoyun Wang and Wenhua Yu
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2024 21:10
  7. A comprehensive understanding of the dietary habits of carnivores is essential to get ecological insights into their role in the ecosystem, potential competition with other carnivorous species, and their effec...

    Authors: Elena Buzan, Hubert Potočnik, Boštjan Pokorny, Sandra Potušek, Laura Iacolina, Urška Gerič, Felicita Urzi and Ivan Kos
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2024 21:9
  8. The recent combination of genomics and single cell transcriptomics has allowed to assess a variety of non-conventional model organisms in much more depth. Single cell transcriptomes can uncover hidden cellular...

    Authors: Alison G. Cole, Julia Steger, Julia Hagauer, Andreas Denner, Patricio Ferrer Murguia, Paul Knabl, Sanjay Narayanaswamy, Brittney Wick, Juan D. Montenegro and Ulrich Technau
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2024 21:8
  9. One of the most peculiar groups of the mostly colonial phylum Bryozoa is the taxon Monobryozoon, whose name already implies non-colonial members of the phylum. Its peculiarity and highly unusual lifestyle as a me...

    Authors: Thomas Schwaha, Sebastian H. Decker, Christian Baranyi and Ahmed J. Saadi
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2024 21:5
  10. Recent climate changes have produced extreme climate events. This study focused on extreme snowfall and intended to discuss the vulnerability of temperate mammals against it through interspecies comparisons of...

    Authors: Hiroto Enari, Haruka S. Enari, Tatsuhito Sekiguchi, Motohisa Tanaka and Sohsuke Suzuki
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2024 21:3
  11. Modern integrative taxonomy-based annelid species descriptions are detailed combining morphological data and, since the last decades, also molecular information. Historic species descriptions are often compara...

    Authors: Nataliya Budaeva, Stefanie Agne, Pedro A. Ribeiro, Nicolas Straube, Michaela Preick and Michael Hofreiter
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2024 21:1
  12. As an important catecholamine neurotransmitter in invertebrates and vertebrates, dopamine plays multiple roles in the life of the honey bee. Dopamine receptors (DA), which specifically bind to dopamine to acti...

    Authors: Fang Liu, Hongxia Zhao, Qiang Li, Lixian Wu, Dainan Cao, Yuan Zhang and Zachary Y. Huang
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2023 20:41
  13. Appendicularia consists of approximately 70 purely marine species that belong to Tunicata the probable sister taxon to Craniota. Therefore, Appendicularia plays a pivotal role for our understanding of chordate...

    Authors: Mai-Lee Van Le, Lisa-Marie Müller and Thomas Stach
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2023 20:40
  14. Studies have demonstrated that the sounds of animals from many taxa with nonlinear phenomena (NLP)—caused by nonlinear characteristics of vocal organ dynamics that lead to nonlinear vocal phenomena—can influen...

    Authors: Yatao Wu, Xiuli Luo, Pan Chen and Fang Zhang
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2023 20:39
  15. Experts use knowledge to infer the distribution of species based on fuzzy logical assumptions about the relationship between species and the environment. Thus, expert knowledge is amenable to fuzzy logic model...

    Authors: David Romero, Raúl Maneyro, José Carlos Guerrero and Raimundo Real
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2023 20:38
  16. Suckermouth armoured catfish (Loricariidae) are a highly speciose and diverse freshwater fish family, which bear upper and lower lips forming an oral disc. Its hierarchical organisation allows the attachment t...

    Authors: Wencke Krings, Daniel Konn-Vetterlein, Bernhard Hausdorf and Stanislav N. Gorb
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2023 20:37
  17. The common bedbug Cimex lectularius is a widespread ectoparasite on humans and bats. Two genetically isolated lineages, parasitizing either human (HL) or bat (BL) hosts, have been suggested to differentiate becau...

    Authors: Markéta Sasínková, Ondřej Balvín, Jana Vandrovcová, Christian Massino, Alfons R. Weig, Klaus Reinhardt, Oliver Otti and Tomáš Bartonička
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2023 20:36
  18. Extreme environmental conditions at high altitude, such as hypobaric hypoxia, low temperature, and strong UV radiation, pose a great challenge to the survival of animals. Although the mechanisms of adaptation ...

    Authors: Xuejing Zhang, Shengkang Men, Lun Jia, Xiaolong Tang, Kenneth B. Storey, Yonggang Niu and Qiang Chen
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2023 20:35
  19. Play is a common and developmentally important behaviour in young mammals. Specifically in Norway rats (Rattus norvegicus), reduced opportunity to engage in rough-and-tumble (RT) play has been associated with imp...

    Authors: Quanxiao Liu, Tereza Ilčíková, Mariia Radchenko, Markéta Junková and Marek Špinka
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2023 20:34
  20. A particular type of site fidelity is faithfulness to the nest site, where birds are not only reoccupying breeding territories but also reusing nests built in previous breeding seasons. Staying faithful to the...

    Authors: Joanna T. Bialas, Joachim Siekiera, Artur Siekiera, Wiesław Chromik, Łukasz Dylewski and Marcin Tobolka
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2023 20:33
  21. The African Great Lakes have long been recognized as an excellent location to study speciation. Most famously, cichlid fishes have radiated in Lake Tanganyika and subsequently spread into Lake Malawi and Lake ...

    Authors: Jeremias N. Brand
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2023 20:31

    The Correction to this article has been published in Frontiers in Zoology 2024 21:6

  22. Third-party interference in agonistic contests entails a deliberate intervention in an ongoing fight by a bystanding individual (third party) and may be followed by post-conflict social behaviour to provide su...

    Authors: Nicole Maffezzini, Simon P. Turner, J. Elizabeth Bolhuis, Gareth Arnott and Irene Camerlink
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2023 20:28
  23. Despite centuries of research, debate remains on the scaling of metabolic rate to mass especially for intraspecific cases. The high variation of body mass within brown bears presents a unique opportunity to st...

    Authors: Alina L. Evans, Boris Fuchs, Navinder J. Singh, Alexandra Thiel, Sylvain Giroud, Stephane Blanc, Timothy G. Laske, Ole Frobert, Andrea Friebe, Jon E. Swenson and Jon M. Arnemo
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2023 20:27
  24. Various chalcidoid wasps can actively steer their terebra (= ovipositor shaft) in diverse directions, despite the lack of terebral intrinsic musculature. To investigate the mechanisms of these bending and rota...

    Authors: Benjamin Eggs, Stefan Fischer, Michael Csader, István Mikó, Alexander Rack and Oliver Betz
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2023 20:26
  25. Understanding how many mates an animal has in its lifetime is a critical factor in sexual selection. At the same time, differences in an organism's ecology, such as the quantity and quality of food, could be r...

    Authors: Tomáš Bartonička, Jana Křemenová, Ondřej Balvín, Zdeněk Šimek and Oliver Otti
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2023 20:25
  26. Meteorological stressors (e.g., temperature and rain shortage) constrain brood provisioning in some bird species, but the consequences on reproductive success have been rarely quantified. Here we show, in a co...

    Authors: Eva Trapote, Daniela Canestrari and Vittorio Baglione
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2023 20:24
  27. Bats are increasingly being recognized as important hosts for viruses, some of which are zoonotic and carry the potential for spillover within human and livestock populations. Biosurveillance studies focused o...

    Authors: Matthew R. Wood, J. Low de Vries, Jonathan H. Epstein and Wanda Markotter
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2023 20:23
  28. The process of copulation in Lepidoptera is understudied and poorly understood from a functional perspective. The purpose of the present paper is to study the interaction of the male and female genitalia of Tortr...

    Authors: Boyan Zlatkov, Vladislav Vergilov, José Vicente Pérez Santa-Rita and Joaquín Baixeras
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2023 20:22
  29. Parotoid gland secretion of bufonid toads is a rich source of toxic molecules that are used against predators, parasites and pathogens. Bufadienolides and biogenic amines are the principal compounds responsibl...

    Authors: Krzysztof Kowalski, Paweł Marciniak and Leszek Rychlik
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2023 20:21
  30. There is need of information on ecological interactions that keystone species such as apex predators establish in ecosystems recently recolonised. Interactions among carnivore species have the potential to inf...

    Authors: Francesco Ferretti, Raquel Oliveira, Mariana Rossa, Irene Belardi, Giada Pacini, Sara Mugnai, Niccolò Fattorini and Lorenzo Lazzeri
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2023 20:20
  31. Torpor is an energy saving strategy achieved by substantial reductions of metabolic rate and body temperature that enables animals to survive periods of low resource availability. During hibernation (multiday ...

    Authors: Sylvain Giroud, Marie-Therese Ragger, Amélie Baille, Franz Hoelzl, Steve Smith, Julia Nowack and Thomas Ruf
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2023 20:19
  32. The current modification of species distribution ranges, as a response to a warmer climate, constitutes an interesting line of work and a recent challenge for biogeography. This study aimed to determine if the...

    Authors: Sandro López-Ramírez, Darío Chamorro, Raimundo Real and Antonio-Román Muñoz
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2023 20:18
  33. Understanding predator–prey relationships is fundamental in many areas of ecology and conservation. In reptiles, basking time often increases the risk of predation and one way to minimise this risk is to reduc...

    Authors: Dávid Radovics, Márton Szabolcs, Szabolcs Lengyel and Edvárd Mizsei
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2023 20:17
  34. Springtails have the ability to jump using morphological structures consisting of a catapult, the furca, and a latching system constructed with interaction of the retinaculum and the dens lock. The retinaculum...

    Authors: Birk Rillich and Fábio G. L. Oliveira
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2023 20:16
  35. Brittle stars, unlike most other echinoderms, do not use their small tube feet for locomotion but instead use their flexible arms to produce a rowing or reverse rowing movement. They are among the fastest-movi...

    Authors: Mona Goharimanesh, Sabine Stöhr, Fereshteh Ghassemzadeh, Omid Mirshamsi and Dominique Adriaens
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2023 20:15
  36. Arthropods gradually change their forms through repeated molting events during postembryonic development. Anamorphosis, i.e., segment addition during postembryonic development, is seen in some arthropod lineag...

    Authors: Soma Chiyoda, Kohei Oguchi and Toru Miura
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2023 20:14
  37. Understanding and predicting how organisms respond to human-caused environmental changes has become a major concern in conservation biology. Here, we linked gene expression and phenotypic data to identify cand...

    Authors: Guillaume Wos, Gemma Palomar, Marzena Marszałek, Wiesław Babik and Szymon Sniegula
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2023 20:13
  38. Chicks of precocial birds hatch well-developed and can search actively for food but their homeothermy develops gradually during growth. This makes them dependent on heat provided by parents (“brooding”), which...

    Authors: Veronika Kolešková, Miroslav E. Šálek, Kateřina Brynychová, Petr Chajma, Lucie Pešková, Esmat Elhassan, Eva Petrusová Vozabulová, Veronika Janatová, Aisha Almuhery and Martin Sládeček
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2023 20:12
  39. Endurance flight impose substantial oxidative costs on the avian oxygen delivery system. In particular, the accumulation of irreversible damage in red blood cells can reduce the capacity of blood to transport ...

    Authors: Maciej Dzialo, Amadeusz Bryła, Kristen J. DeMoranville, Katherine M. Carbeck, Olivia Fatica, Lisa Trost, Barbara Pierce, Edyta T. Sadowska, Scott R. McWilliams and Ulf Bauchinger
    Citation: Frontiers in Zoology 2023 20:9