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Summary: Proprioception is a key element of motor control. Network architectures for flexible, adaptive proprioceptive integration enable an insect's behavioral repertoire despite their limited number of neurons.


Highlighted Article: Explore the world of scarab dung beetles as they traverse diverse and challenging terrain that forces them to make intriguing deviations from their intended straight-line trajectory.

Summary: Thermal constraints on metabolic and exercise physiology are not significant drivers of winter dormancy in cunner. In fact, compensatory plasticity at frigid temperatures is conserved, even in dormant fish.

Highlighted Article: Cross-species microbiome transplants in ectothermic vertebrates can increase the heat tolerance of the recipient in a predictive manner.

Summary: In a diurnal gecko species, ectoparasite level and overall health are honestly advertised through multiple modalities, yet females assess males based only on their chemical signals, raising questions about redundancy in signals that are not used.

Highlighted Article: High blood glucose levels can harm organisms by causing oxidative stress. At the macroevolutionary level, songbirds defy this expectation, as their glucose levels and oxidative physiology are uncoupled.

Summary: Foraging bees cannot evaluate certain pollen compounds in the food source. Instead, they learn about pollen suitability within the nest to avoid collecting toxic resources.

Summary: Jumping spiders display lower levels of response to smaller and faster stimuli against a camouflaged background, suggesting that background matching may be an effective camouflage strategy for moving prey.

Highlighted Article: A combination of floral volatiles and nectar chemicals mediate plant–pollinator interactions. The nectar of wasp-pollinated Gomphocarpus physocarpus contains cardenolides functioning as a filter against disfavoured visitors.

Summary: White-shouldered starlings deploy a wide array of adaptive strategies at multiple levels for temperature acclimation, suggesting that small birds cope with the energy challenges in a cold environment mainly through basal metabolism adjustments.

Highlighted Article: Thermal imaging indicates that diurnal heat gain of numbats is generally positive and at high temperature limits foraging in open areas. Climate change may extend periods of inactivity, impacting future conservation.

Summary: Photostimulated migratory birds show higher sarcolipin transcription but no corresponding influence on calcium handling, indicating sarcolipin may relate to fat storage/catabolism to fuel migration but not in mediating SERCA uncoupling.



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