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J Exp Biol (2021) 224 (2): jeb237313.
Published: 19 January 2021
...-frequency particle motion and not pressure . J. Exp. Biol. 213 , 3748 - 3759 . 10.1242/jeb.048348 Narins , P. M. ( 1987 ). Coding of signals in noise by amphibian auditory nerve fibers . Hear. Res. 26 , 145 - 154 . 10.1016/0378-5955(87)90106-7 Narins , P. M. and...
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J Exp Biol (2020) 223 (24): jeb236489.
Published: 21 December 2020
.../ Summary: Terrestrial hearing in salamanders that lack a tympanic middle ear is mediated by bone conduction of sound that is detected by the acoustic end organs of the inner ear. Although the presence and degree of elaboration of amphibian auditory end organs varies among species, the evolutionary...
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J Exp Biol (2019) 222 (18): jeb209445.
Published: 23 September 2019
...Matthew J. Robak; Laura K. Reinert; Louise A. Rollins-Smith; Corinne L. Richards-Zawacki ABSTRACT Amphibians worldwide continue to battle an emerging infectious disease, chytridiomycosis, caused by Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis ( Bd ). Southern leopard frogs, Rana sphenocephala , are known to...
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J Exp Biol (2019) 222 (11): jeb197467.
Published: 10 June 2019
... determine efficient routes to any destination. Many birds and mammals are known to employ a cognitive map, but whether other vertebrates can create a cognitive map is less clear. Amphibians are capable of using beacons, gradients and landmarks when navigating, and many are proficient at homing. Yet only one...
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J Exp Biol (2019) 222 (2): jeb191817.
Published: 27 January 2019
...Nicholas C. Wu; Rebecca L. Cramp; Michel E. B. Ohmer; Craig E. Franklin ABSTRACT Chytridiomycosis, a lethal fungal skin disease of amphibians, fatally disrupts ionic and osmotic homeostasis. Infected amphibians increase their skin shedding rate (sloughing) to slow pathogen growth, but the sloughing...
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J Exp Biol (2018) 221 (21): jeb186379.
Published: 05 November 2018
...Ze-Peng Liu; Wen-Bin Gu; Dan-Dan Tu; Qi-Hui Zhu; Yi-Lian Zhou; Cong Wang; Lan-Zhi Wang; Miao-An Shu ABSTRACT Ambient temperature-associated stress can affect normal physiological functions in ectotherms. To assess the effects of cold or heat stress on amphibians, giant spiny frogs ( Quasipaa...
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J Exp Biol (2018) 221 (18): jeb178236.
Published: 20 September 2018
... a similar increase in CORT release rates following the elevation in temperature. This was surprising, as amphibians have been shown to modulate or downregulate endocrine sensitivity to warming after repeated exposure to high temperatures in the laboratory ( Narayan and Hero, 2014 ). We predicted...
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J Exp Biol (2018) 221 (14): jeb183707.
Published: 30 July 2018
...Kenzie E. Pereira; Brian I. Crother; David M. Sever; Clifford L. Fontenot, Jr; John A. Pojman, Sr; Damien B. Wilburn; Sarah K. Woodley ABSTRACT Amphibian skin is unique among vertebrate classes, containing a large number of multicellular exocrine glands that vary among species and have diverse...
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J Exp Biol (2018) 221 (14): jeb175752.
Published: 25 July 2018
...Hugh S. Winwood-Smith; Craig R. White ABSTRACT Metabolic rate is commonly estimated from rates of gas exchange. An underappreciated factor that can influence estimates is patterns of pulmonary respiration. Amphibians display discontinuous respiratory patterns, often including long apnoeas, in...
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J Exp Biol (2017) 220 (19): 3588–3597.
Published: 01 October 2017
... salamanders achieve a strong bite with a unique ligamentous mechanism that amplifies muscle force. Amphibian Biomechanics Feeding Desmognathine salamanders of the Plethodontidae possess a unique suite of morphological features that has long been used to establish the common ancestry of the...
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J Exp Biol (2017) 220 (18): 3391–3397.
Published: 15 September 2017
... costs of larval development and metamorphosis. We used an experimental approach to manipulate physiological stress in larval amphibians, along with respirometry and 13 C-breath testing to quantify the energetic and nutritional costs of development and metamorphosis. Central to larval developmental...
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J Exp Biol (2017) 220 (11): 2026–2035.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Nicholas C. Wu; Rebecca L. Cramp; Craig E. Franklin ABSTRACT Amphibian skin is a multifunctional organ providing protection from the external environment and facilitating the physiological exchange of gases, water and salts with the environment. In order to maintain these functions, the outer layer...
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J Exp Biol (2017) 220 (7): 1210–1221.
Published: 01 April 2017
... salamanders. Amphibian CRF Glucocorticoid Eco-immunology Immune function Leukocytes Reproduction Stress physiology Across vertebrate taxa, activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary–adrenal/interrenal (HPA/I) axis leads to release of circulating glucocorticoid (GC) hormones such as...
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J Exp Biol (2016) 219 (19): 3163–3173.
Published: 01 October 2016
... quantified jumping, walking and swimming performance, musculoskeletal gross anatomy and the contractile properties for two major locomotor muscles across a diverse sample of amphibians (14 frogs and one salamander). Using phylogenetic comparative methods, I tested for relationships between locomotor...
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J Exp Biol (2016) 219 (9): 1295–1302.
Published: 01 May 2016
... of and response to conspecific acoustic communication. Plasticity Hearing Audition Lek Social signals Amphibian For organisms that communicate acoustically with one another in social groups, background noise generated by other signaling conspecifics can make detecting vocalizations...
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J Exp Biol (2016) 219 (3): 431–444.
Published: 01 February 2016
... recoil mechanism. Amphibian Biomechanics Temperature Summary: Tongue projection powered by elastic recoil has greater performance and thermal robustness than projection powered by muscle contraction, as revealed by comparison of two species of salamanders with different projector muscle...
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J Exp Biol (2015) 218 (14): 2297–2304.
Published: 01 July 2015
... parasitic infections with leeches and/or trypanosomes affected the immune and stress response of an imperiled giant species of amphibian, the eastern hellbender ( Cryptobranchus alleganiensis Daudin). We monitored corticosterone and white blood cell counts in response to restraint and injection with...
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J Exp Biol (2013) 216 (15): 2908–2916.
Published: 01 August 2013
...James D. Pask; Tawnya L. Cary; Louise A. Rollins-Smith SUMMARY One issue of great concern for the scientific community is the continuing loss of diverse amphibian species on a global scale. Amphibian populations around the world are experiencing serious losses due to the chytrid fungus...
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J Exp Biol (2013) 216 (11): 1961–1967.
Published: 01 June 2013
.... researched the literature, drew the figures, and drafted the manuscript with advice from R.E.L. Both authors edited the text. Competing interests No competing interests declared. 28 9 2012 2 2 2013 © 2013. Published by The Company of Biologists Ltd 2013 amphibian...
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J Exp Biol (2012) 215 (20): 3519–3526.
Published: 15 October 2012
... air-breathing semi-terrestrial vertebrate. * Author for correspondence ( biojo@biology.au.dk ) 16 1 2012 25 6 2012 © 2012. 2012 oxygen limitation hypothesis amphibian Bufo marinus climate change heat tolerance pejus maximal energy consumption ventilation heart...