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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146025/pain-and-its-control-in-reptiles
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Sean M Perry, Javier G Nevarez
Reptiles have the anatomic and physiologic structures needed to detect and perceive pain. Reptiles are capable of demonstrating painful behaviors. Most of the available literature indicates pure μ-opioid receptor agonists are best to provide analgesia in reptiles. Multimodal analgesia should be practiced with every reptile patient when pain is anticipated. Further research is needed using different pain models to evaluate analgesic efficacy across reptile orders.
January 2018: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Exotic Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138289/the-evolution-of-cortical-development-the-synapsid-diapsid-divergence
#2
REVIEW
Andre M Goffinet
The cerebral cortex covers the rostral part of the brain and, in higher mammals and particularly humans, plays a key role in cognition and consciousness. It is populated with neuronal cell bodies distributed in radially organized layers. Understanding the common and lineage-specific molecular mechanisms that orchestrate cortical development and evolution are key issues in neurobiology. During evolution, the cortex appeared in stem amniotes and evolved divergently in two main branches of the phylogenetic tree: the synapsids (which led to present day mammals) and the diapsids (reptiles and birds)...
November 15, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134065/a-bird-like-skull-in-a-triassic-diapsid-reptile-increases-heterogeneity-of-the-morphological-and-phylogenetic-radiation-of-diapsida
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Adam C Pritchard, Sterling J Nesbitt
The Triassic Period saw the first appearance of numerous amniote lineages (e.g. Lepidosauria, Archosauria, Mammalia) that defined Mesozoic ecosystems following the end Permian Mass Extinction, as well as the first major morphological diversification of crown-group reptiles. Unfortunately, much of our understanding of this event comes from the record of large-bodied reptiles (total body length > 1 m). Here we present a new species of drepanosaurid (small-bodied, chameleon-like diapsids) from the Upper Triassic Chinle Formation of New Mexico...
October 2017: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133310/convergent-origination-of-a-drosophila-like-dosage-compensation-mechanism-in-a-reptile-lineage
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Ray Marin, Diego Cortez, Francesco Lamanna, Madapura M Pradeepa, Evgeny Leushkin, Philippe Julien, Angélica Liechti, Jean Halbert, Thoomke Brüning, Katharina Mössinger, Timo Trefzer, Christian Conrad, Halie N Kerver, Juli Wade, Patrick Tschopp, Henrik Kaessmann
Sex chromosomes differentiated from different ancestral autosomes in various vertebrate lineages. Here, we trace the functional evolution of the XY Chromosomes of the green anole lizard (Anolis carolinensis), on the basis of extensive high-throughput genome, transcriptome and histone modification sequencing data and revisit dosage compensation evolution in representative mammals and birds with substantial new expression data. Our analyses show that Anolis sex chromosomes represent an ancient XY system that originated at least ≈160 million years ago in the ancestor of Iguania lizards, shortly after the separation from the snake lineage...
November 13, 2017: Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129393/disulfide-bond-mediated-cross-linking-of-corneous-beta-proteins-in-lepidosaurian-epidermis
#5
Karin B Holthaus, Lorenzo Alibardi
Corneous beta-proteins (CBPs), formerly referred to as beta-keratins, are major protein components of the epidermis in lepidosaurian reptiles and are largely responsible for their material properties. These proteins have been suggested to form filaments of 3.4nm in thickness and to interact with themselves or with other proteins, including intermediate filament (IF) keratins. Here, we performed immunocytochemical labeling of CBPs in the epidermis of different lizards and snakes and investigated by immunoblotting analysis whether the reduction of disulfide bonds or protein oxidation affects the solubility and mobility of these CBPs...
October 29, 2017: Zoology: Analysis of Complex Systems, ZACS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126122/mode-and-rate-of-evolution-of-haemosporidian-mitochondrial-genomes-timing-the-radiation-of-avian-parasites
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M Andreína Pacheco, Nubia E Matta, Gediminas Valkiunas, Patricia G Parker, Beatriz Mello, Craig E Stanley, Miguel Lentino, M Alexandra Garcia-Amado, Michael Cranfield, Sergei L Kosakovsky Pond, Ananias A Escalante
Haemosporidians are a diverse group of vector-borne parasitic protozoa that includes the agents of human malaria; however, most of the described species are found in birds and reptiles. Although our understanding of these parasites' diversity has expanded by analyses of their mitochondrial genes, there is limited information on these genes' evolutionary rates. Here, 114 mitochondrial genomes (mtDNA) were studied from species belonging to four genera: Leucocytozoon, Haemoproteus, Hepatocystis, and Plasmodium...
November 6, 2017: Molecular Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124633/an-update-of-the-worldwide-integrated-assessment-wia-on-systemic-insecticides-part-2-impacts-on-organisms-and-ecosystems
#7
Lennard Pisa, Dave Goulson, En-Cheng Yang, David Gibbons, Francisco Sánchez-Bayo, Edward Mitchell, Alexandre Aebi, Jeroen van der Sluijs, Chris J K MacQuarrie, Chiara Giorio, Elizabeth Yim Long, Melanie McField, Maarten Bijleveld van Lexmond, Jean-Marc Bonmatin
New information on the lethal and sublethal effects of neonicotinoids and fipronil on organisms is presented in this review, complementing the previous Worldwide Integrated Assessment (WIA) in 2015. The high toxicity of these systemic insecticides to invertebrates has been confirmed and expanded to include more species and compounds. Most of the recent research has focused on bees and the sublethal and ecological impacts these insecticides have on pollinators. Toxic effects on other invertebrate taxa also covered predatory and parasitoid natural enemies and aquatic arthropods...
November 9, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119858/eimeria-taggarti-n-sp-a-novel-coccidian-apicomplexa-eimeriorina-in-the-prostate-of-an-antechinus-flavipes
#8
Jemima Amery-Gale, Joanne Maree Devlin, Liliana Tatarczuch, David Augustine Taggart, David J Schultz, Jenny A Charles, Ian Beveridge
A novel coccidian species was discovered in the prostate of an Antechinus flavipes (yellow-footed antechinus) in South Australia, during the period of post-mating male antechinus immunosuppression and mortality. This novel coccidian is unusual because it develops extra-intestinally and sporulates endogenously within the prostate gland of its mammalian host. Histological examination of prostatic tissue revealed dense aggregations of spherical and thin-walled tetrasporocystic, dizoic sporulated coccidian oocysts within tubular lumina, with unsporulated oocysts and gamogonic stages within the cytoplasm of glandular epithelial cells...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118742/diets-alter-the-gut-microbiome-of-crocodile-lizards
#9
Hai-Ying Jiang, Jing-E Ma, Juan Li, Xiu-Juan Zhang, Lin-Miao Li, Nan He, Hai-Yang Liu, Shu-Yi Luo, Zheng-Jun Wu, Ri-Chou Han, Jin-Ping Chen
The crocodile lizard is a critically endangered reptile, and serious diseases have been found in this species in recent years, especially in captive lizards. Whether these diseases are caused by changes in the gut microbiota and the effect of captivity on disease remains to be determined. Here, we examined the relationship between the gut microbiota and diet and disease by comparing the fecal microbiota of wild lizards with those of sick and healthy lizards in captivity. The gut microbiota in wild crocodile lizards was consistently dominated by Proteobacteria (∼56...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118630/herpetofaunal-assemblages-of-a-lowland-broadleaf-forest-an-overgrown-orchard-forest-and-a-lime-orchard-in-stann-creek-belize
#10
Russell Gray, Colin T Strine
Understanding and monitoring ecological impacts of the expanding agricultural industry in Belize is an important step in conservation action. To compare possible alterations in herpetofaunal communities due to these anthropogenic changes, trapping arrays were set in a manicured orchard, a reclaimed orchard and a lowland broadleaf forest in Stann Creek district at Toucan Ridge Ecology and Education Society (TREES). Trapping efforts were carried out during the rainy season, from June to September, 2016, during which time the study site was hit by a category one hurricane between sampling sessions...
2017: ZooKeys
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107546/life-long-neurogenic-activity-of-individual-neural-stem-cells-and-continuous-growth-establish-an-outside-in-architecture-in-the-teleost-pallium
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Giacomo Furlan, Valentina Cuccioli, Nelly Vuillemin, Lara Dirian, Anna Janue Muntasell, Marion Coolen, Nicolas Dray, Sébastien Bedu, Corinne Houart, Emmanuel Beaurepaire, Isabelle Foucher, Laure Bally-Cuif
Spatiotemporal variations of neurogenesis are thought to account for the evolution of brain shape. In the dorsal telencephalon (pallium) of vertebrates, it remains unresolved which ancestral neurogenesis mode prefigures the highly divergent cytoarchitectures that are seen in extant species. To gain insight into this question, we developed genetic tools to generate here the first 4-dimensional (3D + birthdating time) map of pallium construction in the adult teleost zebrafish. Using a Tet-On-based genetic birthdating strategy, we identify a "sequential stacking" construction mode where neurons derived from the zebrafish pallial germinal zone arrange in outside-in, age-related layers from a central core generated during embryogenesis...
November 6, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104018/the-influence-of-midazolam-on-heart-rate-arises-from-cardiac-autonomic-tones-alterations-in-burmese-pythons-python-molurus
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Ivã Guidini Lopes, Vinicius Araújo Armelin, Victor Hugo da Silva Braga, Luiz Henrique Florindo
The GABAA receptor agonist midazolam is a compound widely used as a tranquilizer and sedative in mammals and reptiles. It is already known that this benzodiazepine produces small to intermediate heart rate (HR) alterations in mammals, however, its influence on reptiles' HR remains unexplored. Thus, the present study sought to verify the effects of midazolam on HR and cardiac modulation in the snake Python molurus. To do so, the snakes' HR, cardiac autonomic tones, and HR variability were evaluated during four different experimental stages...
October 28, 2017: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102778/early-visual-processing-of-snakes-and-angry-faces-an-erp-study
#13
Sandra J E Langeslag, Jan W van Strien
Snakes and angry faces are common fear stimuli and both elicit an Early Posterior Negativity (EPN) in the event-related potential, which indicates that they capture early automatic visual attention. But because snakes have been a predatory threat for primates since long before communication through facial expressions evolved, we tested the hypothesis that the EPN for snakes would be more pronounced than the EPN for angry faces. We carefully controlled for differences between reptiles and faces by using lizards and neutral faces as control stimuli...
November 1, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095293/-message-from-a-turtle-otitis-with-salmonella-arizonae-in-children-case-report
#14
Cristina Gavrilovici, Carmen-Valentina Pânzaru, Sebastian Cozma, Cristian Mârţu, Vasile Valeriu Lupu, Ancuta Ignat, Ingrith Miron, Magdalena Stârcea
RATIONALE: Salmonella enterica subsp arizonae is a common gut inhabitant of reptiles (snakes are the most common reservoir, but it also occurs in turtles). Alhough human cases owing to this organism are exceedingly rare, it may occasionally infect young infants and immunocompromised individuals with a history of intimate associations with reptiles. Our case is the 20th one among the infections with S arizonae in children, but the 2nd one of otitis and the first of mastoiditis. The other cases had different anatomical locations, such as gastroenteritis, osteomyelitis, meningitis, ankle infection, wound infection, and sinusitis...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089417/correction-future-of-keeping-pet-reptiles-and-amphibians-towards-integrating-animal-welfare-human-health-and-environmental-sustainability
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October 31, 2017: Veterinary Record
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082471/tropidurus-torquatus-squamata-tropiduridae-as-a-bioindicator-of-heavy-metal-aluminum-and-zinc-pollution-in-vila-velha-brazil
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Raiza Menezes Venturim Salvador, Fernanda Pim, Hermínio Arias Nalini Júnior, Adriana Trópia de Abreu, Elisângela Flavia Pimentel, Lorena Oliveira de Cerqueira, Paulo Dias Ferreira Junior, Denise Coutinho Endringer
Urbanization is responsible for numerous environmental changes including pollution. Information on the susceptibility of reptiles to environmental contaminants is relatively scarce. Tropidurus torquatus represents a potential bioindicator of heavy metal pollution. Levels of heavy metals in tissues from T. torquatus depend on bioavailability and vary among different populations. The aim of this study was to determine the heavy metal concentration in liver and fat tissue of T. torquatus from three distinct populations in the state of Espírito Santo, Brazil...
October 29, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080390/seasonal-shifts-along-the-oviparity-viviparity-continuum-in-a-cold-climate-lizard-population
#17
R Shine, E Wapstra, M Olsson
Squamate embryos require weeks of high temperature to complete development, with the result that cool climatic areas are dominated by viviparous taxa (in which gravid females can sun-bask to keep embryos warm) rather than oviparous taxa (which rely on warm soil to incubate their eggs). How, then, can some oviparous taxa reproduce successfully in cool climates - especially late in summer, when soil temperatures are falling? Near the northern limit of their distribution (in Sweden), sand lizards (Lacerta agilis) shift tactics seasonally, such that the eggs in late clutches complete development more quickly (when incubated at a standard temperature) than do those of early clutches...
October 28, 2017: Journal of Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078404/requirement-of-the-fusogenic-micropeptide-myomixer-for-muscle-formation-in-zebrafish
#18
Jun Shi, Pengpeng Bi, Jimin Pei, Hui Li, Nick V Grishin, Rhonda Bassel-Duby, Elizabeth H Chen, Eric N Olson
Skeletal muscle formation requires fusion of mononucleated myoblasts to form multinucleated myofibers. The muscle-specific membrane proteins myomaker and myomixer cooperate to drive mammalian myoblast fusion. Whereas myomaker is highly conserved across diverse vertebrate species, myomixer is a micropeptide that shows relatively weak cross-species conservation. To explore the functional conservation of myomixer, we investigated the expression and function of the zebrafish myomixer ortholog. Here we show that myomixer expression during zebrafish embryogenesis coincides with myoblast fusion, and genetic deletion of myomixer using CRISPR/Cas9 mutagenesis abolishes myoblast fusion in vivo...
October 23, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076617/appendages-and-gene-regulatory-networks-lessons-from-the-limbless
#19
REVIEW
Carlos R Infante, Ashley M Rasys, Douglas B Menke
Among squamate reptiles, dozens of lineages have independently evolved complete or partial limb reduction. This remarkable convergence of limbless and limb-reduced phenotypes provides multiple natural replicates of different ages to explore the evolution and development of the vertebrate limb and the gene regulatory network that controls its formation. The most successful and best known of the limb-reduced squamates are snakes, which evolved a limb-reduced body form more than 100 million years ago. Recent studies have revealed the unexpected finding that many ancient limb enhancers are conserved in the genomes of snakes...
October 27, 2017: Genesis: the Journal of Genetics and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075662/globally-threatened-vertebrates-on-islands-with-invasive-species
#20
Dena R Spatz, Kelly M Zilliacus, Nick D Holmes, Stuart H M Butchart, Piero Genovesi, Gerardo Ceballos, Bernie R Tershy, Donald A Croll
Global biodiversity loss is disproportionately rapid on islands, where invasive species are a major driver of extinctions. To inform conservation planning aimed at preventing extinctions, we identify the distribution and biogeographic patterns of highly threatened terrestrial vertebrates (classified by the International Union for Conservation of Nature) and invasive vertebrates on ~465,000 islands worldwide by conducting a comprehensive literature review and interviews with more than 500 experts. We found that 1189 highly threatened vertebrate species (319 amphibians, 282 reptiles, 296 birds, and 292 mammals) breed on 1288 islands...
October 2017: Science Advances
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