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J Exp Biol (2019) 222 (23): jeb213553.
Published: 5 December 2019
... © 2019. Published by The Company of Biologists Ltd 2019 Summary: The digging forces generated by pocket gophers were successfully measured using a new ‘tunnel-tube’ apparatus and Fourier transforms. Digging Rodent X-ray Force Biomechanics Burrowing is a fundamental behavior...
Includes: Supplementary data
J Exp Biol (2014) 217 (15): 2734–2739.
Published: 1 August 2014
.... Competing interests The authors declare no competing financial interests. 3 12 2013 8 5 2014 © 2014. Published by The Company of Biologists Ltd 2014 Fetal programming Inflammation Maternal effect Rodent Thrifty gene hypothesis Parental effects occur when the phenotype...
J Exp Biol (2012) 215 (9): 1435–1441.
Published: 1 May 2012
...Carmi Korine; Boris R. Krasnov; Irina S. Khokhlova; Berry Pinshow SUMMARY We examined feeding performance of the flea Xenopsylla ramesis on three different hosts: its natural, granivorous, rodent host, Sundevall’s jird ( Meriones crassus ); the frugivorous Egyptian fruit bat ( Rousettus aegyptiacus...
J Exp Biol (2007) 210 (23): 4179–4197.
Published: 1 December 2007
... O 2 max ) during forced exercise were similar to those of other small rodents; basal metabolic rate was below allometric predictions. At all tested speeds, voluntary running had a lower energy cost than forced treadmill running, due primarily to a higher zero-speed intercept of the speed- versus...
J Exp Biol (2007) 210 (12): 2121–2127.
Published: 15 June 2007
... production in Xenopsylla conformis and Xenopsylla ramesis when exploiting two rodent hosts, Meriones crassus and Gerbillus dasyurus . The number of blood meals taken by a flea prior to first oviposition was similar in both flea species but was dependent on flea density and differed significantly between...
J Exp Biol (2006) 209 (24): 5029–5037.
Published: 15 December 2006
... in tall rodent cages (43×27×20 cm,L×W×H) with bedding, rodent chow on the cage floor, and a hanging water bottle. One end of the cage contained a free-standing metal mesh running wheel (14.8 cm diameter). A cycle computer (Sigma Sport Model BC 1200; Sigma Sport USA, Batavia, IL, USA) was attached...
Mauricio Canals, Cristian Atala, Ricardo Olivares, Francisco Guajardo, Daniela P. Figueroa, Pablo Sabat, Mario Rosenmann
J Exp Biol (2005) 208 (20): 3987–3995.
Published: 15 October 2005
...Mauricio Canals; Cristian Atala; Ricardo Olivares; Francisco Guajardo; Daniela P. Figueroa; Pablo Sabat; Mario Rosenmann SUMMARY We studied structure and function of the respiratory system in the bat Tadarida brasiliensis and compared it with those of two species of rodents, Abrothrix andinus...
J Exp Biol (2004) 207 (16): 2725–2733.
Published: 15 July 2004
... the severity of the immune responses depends on parasite load. In the enclosure animals, immune response to antigen from the unfamiliar flea Synosternus cleopatrae pyramidis did not differ from those to antigens from the familiar fleas. In contrast,laboratory rodents demonstrated no difference in the immune...
J Exp Biol (2003) 206 (17): 2959–2966.
Published: 1 September 2003
... in biological performance. Here, we examine the phenotypic flexibility of water flux rate, urine osmolality and the expression of kidney aquaporins (AQP; or water channels) in free-ranging Octodon degus , a South American desert-dwelling rodent, through an integrative study at cellular, systemic and organismal...