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J Exp Biol (2018) 221 (20): jeb187559.
Published: 19 October 2018
... microbiota may influence the relationship between temperature and digestion. To explore the connections between these three factors, we compared digestive performance and gut microbial community diversity and composition in red-backed salamanders housed at three experimental temperatures: 10, 15 and 20°C. We...
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J Exp Biol (2018) 221 (2): jeb166900.
Published: 29 January 2018
... systems by examining muscle from two species of plethodontid salamanders that use elastically powered tongue projection to capture prey and one that uses non-elastic tongue projection. In species with elastic mechanisms, tongue projection is characterized by higher mechanical power output and thermal...
Includes: Supplementary data
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J Exp Biol (2013) 216 (23): 4426–4434.
Published: 01 December 2013
... and reproduction in any medium provided that the original work is properly cited and all further distributions of the work or adaptation are subject to the same Creative Commons License terms. feeding kinematics plasticity salamander A significant interaction effect of individual on feeding mode...
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J Exp Biol (2013) 216 (22): 4204–4211.
Published: 15 November 2013
... changes. Yet, among amphibians, the physiological impacts of short-term temperature variation are largely unknown. Using an ex situ population of Cryptobranchus alleganiensis , an aquatic North American salamander, we tested the hypothesis that naturally occurring periods of temperature variation...
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J Exp Biol (2013) 216 (3): 452–459.
Published: 01 February 2013
...Erin R. Graham; Scott A. Fay; Adam Davey; Robert W. Sanders SUMMARY Each spring, North American spotted salamander ( Ambystoma maculatum ) females each lay hundreds of eggs in shallow pools of water. Eggs are surrounded by jelly layers and are deposited as large gelatinous masses. Following...
Includes: Supplementary data
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J Exp Biol (2011) 214 (15): 2603–2615.
Published: 01 August 2011
...K. Megan Sheffield; Richard W. Blob SUMMARY Salamanders are often used as representatives of the basal tetrapod body plan in functional studies, but little is known about the loads experienced by their limb bones during locomotion. Although salamanders' slow walking speeds might lead to low...
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J Exp Biol (2007) 210 (10): 1768–1775.
Published: 15 May 2007
... for correspondence (e-mail: z@biology.ucla.edu ) 27 2 2007 © The Company of Biologists Limited 2007 2007 arginine amino acid tetrodotoxin TTX newt salamander Taricha torosa predator prey cannibalism chemical signal olfaction adult–larval interaction predator avoidance...
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J Exp Biol (2007) 210 (10): 1776–1785.
Published: 15 May 2007
...@biology.ucla.edu ) 27 2 2007 © The Company of Biologists Limited 2007 2007 arginine amino acid tetrodotoxin TTX newt salamander Taricha torosa predator prey cannibalism chemical signal olfaction adult-larval interaction odor plume feeding foraging search Cellular...
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J Exp Biol (2005) 208 (17): 3249–3261.
Published: 01 September 2005
... in fishes. The lateral hypaxial musculature (LHM) of salamanders is less anatomically complex and therefore a good system for exploring the basic mechanics of segmented musculature. Here, we derive a mathematical model of the LHM and test our model using sonomicrometry and electromyography during steady...
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J Exp Biol (2004) 207 (12): 2071–2081.
Published: 15 May 2004
...Stephen M. Deban; Ursula Dicke SUMMARY Salamanders of the genus Hydromantes project their tongues the greatest distance of any amphibian to capture prey, up to 80% of body length or approximately 6 cm in an adult individual. During tongue projection on distant prey, the tongue is shot ballistically...
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J Exp Biol (2004) 207 (3): 461–474.
Published: 22 January 2004
... in both environments. * Author for correspondence (e-mail: rossma@wfu.edu ) 27 10 2003 © The Company of Biologists Limited 2004 2004 newt salamander Taricha torosa kinematics terrestrial locomotion aquatic locomotion The view of tetrapod evolution typically...
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J Exp Biol (2002) 205 (12): 1725–1734.
Published: 15 June 2002
...Tom McKean; Guolian Li; Kong Wei SUMMARY The aquatic form of the tiger salamander Ambystoma tigrinum lives in high-altitude ponds and is exposed to a hypoxic environment that may be either chronic or intermittent. In many animal species, exposure to hypoxia stimulates cardiac output and is followed...
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J Exp Biol (2002) 205 (6): 841–849.
Published: 15 March 2002
...Emanuel Azizi; Tobias Landberg SUMMARY Although numerous studies have described the escape kinematics of fishes, little is known about the aquatic escape responses of salamanders. We compare the escape kinematics of larval and adult Eurycea bislineata , the two-lined salamander, to examine...
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J Exp Biol (2001) 204 (21): 3747–3753.
Published: 01 November 2001
... and oxygen conductance increased in response to hypoxia. We investigated this possibility in two salamander species, Ambystoma annulatum and Ambystoma talpoideum . The effective surface area of egg capsules increased in response to hypoxia, which increased the conductance for oxygen and enhanced oxygen...
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J Exp Biol (2001) 204 (11): 1979–1989.
Published: 01 June 2001
... a lizard ( Iguana iguana ) and a salamander ( Dicamptodon ensatus ), suggests that hypaxial muscles function to bend the body during swimming and to resist long-axis torsion during walking. The second, supported by EMG data from lizards during relatively high-speed locomotion, suggests that these muscles...
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J Exp Biol (1992) 162 (1): 107–130.
Published: 01 January 1992
...LARRY M. FROLICH; ANDREW A. BIEWENER Aquatic neotenic and terrestrial metamorphosed salamanders { Ambystoma tigrinum ) were videotaped simultaneously with electromyographic (EMG) recording from five epaxial myotomes along the animal's trunk during swimming in a flow tank and trotting on a treadmill...