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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219464/effect-of-egg-storage-duration-and-brooding-temperatures-on-chick-growth-intestine-morphology-and-nutrient-transporters
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S Yalcin, I Gursel, G Bilgen, B H Horuluoglu, G Gucluer, G T Izzetoglu
The effects of egg storage duration (ESD) and brooding temperature (BT) on BW, intestine development and nutrient transporters of broiler chicks were investigated. A total of 396 chicks obtained from eggs stored at 18°C for 3 days (ESD3-18°C) or at 14°C for 14 days (ESD14-14°C) before incubation were exposed to three BTs. Temperatures were initially set at 32°C, 34°C and 30°C for control (BT-Cont), high (BT-High) and low (BT-Low) BTs, respectively. Brooding temperatures were decreased by 2°C each at days 2, 7, 14 and 21...
February 21, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216419/seasonal-cycle-of-inbreeding-and-recombination-of-the-parasitic-mite-varroa-destructor-in-honeybee-colonies-and-its-implications-for-the-selection-of-acaricide-resistance
#2
Alexis L Beaurepaire, Klemens J Krieger, Robin F A Moritz
Varroa destructor is the most devastating parasite of the Western honeybee, Apis mellifera. In the light of the arm race opposing the host and its parasite, the population dynamics and genetic diversity of these organisms are key parameters. However, the life cycle of V. destructor is characterized by extreme inbreeding due to full sibling mating in the host brood cells. We here present an equation reflecting the evolution of inbreeding in such a clonal system, and compare our predictions with empirical data based on the analysis of seven microsatellite markers...
February 16, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202814/early-mortality-saves-energy-estimating-the-energetic-cost-of-excess-offspring-in-a-seabird
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Oscar Vedder, He Zhang, Sandra Bouwhuis
Offspring are often produced in excess as insurance against stochastic events or unpredictable resources. This strategy may result in high early-life mortality, yet age-specific mortality before offspring independence and its associated costs have rarely been quantified. In this study, we modelled age-specific survival from hatching to fledging using 24 years of data on hatching order (HO), growth and age of mortality of more than 15 000 common tern (Sterna hirundo) chicks. We found that mortality peaked directly after hatching, after which it declined rapidly...
February 22, 2017: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199915/rumination-s-effect-on-suicide-ideation-through-grit-and-gratitude-a-path-analysis-study
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Evan J White, Morganne A Kraines, Raymond P Tucker, LaRicka R Wingate, Tony T Wells, DeMond M Grant
The current study documents the relationship between suicide ideation, grit and gratitude, and rumination subtypes of brooding and reflection. The relationship between rumination and suicide ideation has been well documented and previous research has demonstrated that grit and gratitude are protective factors against suicide. We hypothesized that both subtypes of rumination would have an indirect effect on suicide ideation through levels of grit and gratitude. Results of a conditional indirect effects path analysis indicated that brooding was indirectly related to suicide ideation through gratitude...
January 31, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197868/plasma-levels-of-immune-factors-and-sex-steroids-in-the-male-seahorse-hippocampus-erectus-during-a-breeding-cycle
#5
Tingting Lin, Xin Liu, Dongxue Xiao, Dong Zhang
To better understand the endocrine- and immune-response pattern during reproduction in a fish species having parental care behaviors and also to accumulate the endocrine- and immune-related data for future explanations of the low reproductive efficiency in seahorse species, the variations of immune factors and sex steroids in the plasma of the male lined seahorse Hippocampus erectus at different breeding stages, i.e., pre-pregnancy, pregnancy (early, middle, and late periods), and post-pregnancy, were investigated in the present study...
February 14, 2017: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185004/an-18-month-study-of-the-effects-of-ibd-symptomatology-and-emotion-regulation-on-depressed-mood
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Inês A Trindade, Cláudia Ferreira, Mariana Moura-Ramos, José Pinto-Gouveia
PURPOSE: Depressive symptomatology in IBD patients is known to predict disease activity, which, in turn, can increase depressive symptoms in perpetuating a cycle between depression and IBD symptomatology. The mechanisms that contribute to the relationship between disease activity and depressive symptoms are not clearly investigated yet. Since emotion regulation has been considered particularly relevant to define the impact of adverse experiences on different outcomes, the current study aimed to examine the longitudinal influence of two maladaptive emotion regulation processes, cognitive fusion and brooding, on the association between disease activity and depressed mood...
February 9, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182684/do-the-shuffle-changes-in-symbiodinium-consortia-throughout-juvenile-coral-development
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Hannah G Reich, Deborah L Robertson, Gretchen Goodbody-Gringley
Previous studies of symbiotic associations between scleractinians corals and Symbiodinium have demonstrated that the consortium of symbionts can change in response to environmental conditions. However, less is known about symbiont shuffling during early coral development, particularly in brooding species. This study examined whether Symbiodinium consortia (1) varied in Porites astreoides on shallow (10m) and upper mesophotic (30m) reefs, (2) changed during coral development, and (3) influenced growth of juveniles in different environments...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182641/stress-indicator-gene-expression-profiles-colony-dynamics-and-tissue-development-of-honey-bees-exposed-to-sub-lethal-doses-of-imidacloprid-in-laboratory-and-field-experiments
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Lina De Smet, Fani Hatjina, Pavlos Ioannidis, Anna Hamamtzoglou, Karel Schoonvaere, Frédéric Francis, Ivan Meeus, Guy Smagghe, Dirk C de Graaf
In this study, different context-dependent effects of imidacloprid exposure on the honey bee response were studied. Honey bees were exposed to different concentrations of imidacloprid during a time period of 40 days. Next to these variables, a laboratory-field comparison was conducted. The influence of the chronic exposure on gene expression levels was determined using an in-house developed microarray targeting different immunity-related and detoxification genes to determine stress-related gene expression changes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179521/egg-discrimination-along-a-gradient-of-natural-variation-in-eggshell-coloration
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Daniel Hanley, Tomáš Grim, Branislav Igic, Peter Samaš, Analía V López, Matthew D Shawkey, Mark E Hauber
Accurate recognition of salient cues is critical for adaptive responses, but the underlying sensory and cognitive processes are often poorly understood. For example, hosts of avian brood parasites have long been assumed to reject foreign eggs from their nests based on the total degree of dissimilarity in colour to their own eggs, regardless of the foreign eggs' colours. We tested hosts' responses to gradients of natural (blue-green to brown) and artificial (green to purple) egg colours, and demonstrate that hosts base rejection decisions on both the direction and degree of colour dissimilarity along the natural, but not artificial, gradient of egg colours...
February 8, 2017: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177325/one-species-for-one-island-unexpected-diversity-and-weak-connectivity-in-a-widely-distributed-tropical-hydrozoan
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B Postaire, P Gélin, J H Bruggemann, H Magalon
Isolation by distance (IBD) is one of the main modes of differentiation in marine species, above all in species presenting low dispersal capacities. This study reports the genetic structuring in the tropical hydrozoan Lytocarpia brevirostris α (sensu Postaire et al, 2016b), a brooding species, from 13 populations in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) and one from New Caledonia (Tropical Southwestern Pacific). At the local scale, populations rely on asexual propagation at short distance, which was not found at larger scales; identical genotypes were restricted to single populations...
February 8, 2017: Heredity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170402/relationships-between-egg-recognition-and-egg-ejection-in-a-grasp-ejector-species
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Manuel Soler, Francisco Ruiz-Raya, Gianluca Roncalli, Juan Diego Ibáñez-Álamo
Brood parasitism frequently leads to a total loss of host fitness, which selects for the evolution of defensive traits in host species. Experimental studies have demonstrated that recognition and rejection of the parasite egg is the most common and efficient defence used by host species. Egg-recognition experiments have advanced our knowledge of the evolutionary and coevolutionary implications of egg recognition and rejection. However, our understanding of the proximate mechanisms underlying both processes remains poor...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168557/validation-of-the-oecd-reproduction-test-guideline-with-the-new-zealand-mudsnail-potamopyrgus-antipodarum-using-trenbolone-and-prochloraz
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Cornelia Geiß, Katharina Ruppert, Clare Askem, Carlos Barroso, Daniel Faber, Virginie Ducrot, Henrik Holbech, Thomas H Hutchinson, Paula Kajankari, Karin Lund Kinnberg, Laurent Lagadic, Peter Matthiessen, Steve Morris, Maurine Neiman, Olli-Pekka Penttinen, Paula Sanchez-Marin, Matthias Teigeler, Lennart Weltje, Jörg Oehlmann
The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) provides several standard test methods for the environmental hazard assessment of chemicals, mainly based on primary producers, arthropods, and fish. In April 2016, two new test guidelines with two mollusc species representing different reproductive strategies were approved by OECD member countries. One test guideline describes a 28-day reproduction test with the parthenogenetic New Zealand mudsnail Potamopyrgus antipodarum. The main endpoint of the test is reproduction, reflected by the embryo number in the brood pouch per female...
February 6, 2017: Ecotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166941/keeping-it-regular-development-of-thermoregulation-in-four-tropical-seabird-species
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Lorinda A Hart, Colleen T Downs, Mark Brown
The thermoregulatory capacity of a species can determine which climatic niche it occupies. Its development in avian chicks is influenced by numerous factors. Furthermore, it is suggested that altricial chicks develop their thermoregulatory capacity post-hatching, while precocial chicks develop aspects of this in the egg. We investigated the development of thermoregulation of four co-occurring seabird species in the Seychelles; namely white, ground-nesting white-tailed tropicbirds (Phaethon lepturus) and tree-nesting fairy terns (Gygis alba); and dark plumaged, tree-nesting lesser noddies (Anous tenuirostris) and ground- and tree-nesting brown noddies (A...
February 2017: Journal of Thermal Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166831/characterization-and-function-analysis-of-a-novel-gene-hc-maoc-1-in-the-parasitic-nematode-haemonochus-contortus
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Haojie Ding, Hengzhi Shi, Yu Shi, Xiaolu Guo, Xiuping Zheng, Xueqiu Chen, Qianjin Zhou, Yi Yang, Aifang Du
BACKGROUND: Enoyl-CoA hydratase (MAOC) is required for the biosynthesis of the fatty acid-derive side chains of the ascaroside via peroxisome β-oxidation in the free-living nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. The derivative of dideoxy-sugar, ascarylose is used as dauer pheromones or daumones to induce development of the stress-resistant dauer larvae stage. METHODS: Hc-maoc-1 gene was obtained by searching the Wellcome Trusts Sanger Institute's H. contortus genomic database...
February 6, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161469/proteomic-and-metabolomic-analysis-reveals-rapid-and-extensive-nicotine-detoxification-ability-in-honey-bee-larvae
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Esther E du Rand, Hannelie Human, Salome Smit, Mervyn Beukes, Zeno Apostolides, Susan W Nicolson, Christian W W Pirk
Despite potential links between pesticides and bee declines, toxicology information on honey bee larvae (Apis mellifera) is scarce and detoxification mechanisms in this development stage are virtually unknown. Larvae are exposed to natural and synthetic toxins present in pollen and nectar through consumption of brood food. Due to the characteristic intensive brood care displayed by honey bees, which includes progressive feeding throughout larval development, it is generally assumed that larvae rely on adults to detoxify for them and exhibit a diminished detoxification ability...
February 1, 2017: Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149691/brood-size-and-sex-ratio-in-response-to-host-quality-and-wasp-traits-in-the-gregarious-parasitoid-oomyzus-sokolowskii-hymenoptera-eulophidae
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Xianwei Li, Liangting Zhu, Ling Meng, Baoping Li
This laboratory study investigated whether the larval-pupal parasitoid Oomyzus sokolowskii females adjust their brood size and sex ratio in response to body size and stage of Plutella xylostella larval hosts, as well as to their own body size and the order of oviposition. These factors were analyzed using multiple regression with simultaneous entry of them and their two-way interactions. Parasitoids brood size tended to increase with host body size at parasitism when the 4th instar larval host was attacked, but did not change when the 2nd and 3rd instar larvae were attacked...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148829/ant-circadian-activity-associated-with-brood-care-type
#17
Haruna Fujioka, Masato S Abe, Taro Fuchikawa, Kazuki Tsuji, Masakazu Shimada, Yasukazu Okada
In group-living animals, social interactions influence various traits including circadian activity. Maternal care, in particular, can have a strong effect on the circadian activity of parents or nurses across taxa. In social insects, nest-mates are known to have diverse activity rhythms; however, what kind of social environment is crucial in shaping an individual's rhythm is largely unknown. Here, we show that the focal brood types being taken care of (i.e. egg, larva and pupa) have significant effects on individual activity/rest rhythm, using the monomorphic ant Diacamma (putative species indicum)...
February 2017: Biology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145591/staying-with-the-young-enhances-the-fathers-attractiveness-in-burying-beetles
#18
Johanna Chemnitz, Nadiia Bagrii, Manfred Ayasse, Sandra Steiger
Studying the relationship between parental and mating effort helps us to understand the evolution of parental care and, consequently, has been the subject of many theoretical and empirical investigations. Using burying beetles as a model, we found no correlation between the intensity of a sexual signal (sex pheromone quantity) and the amount of care provided by males. However, males that were given the opportunity to breed and care for young went on to produce a higher amount of their sexual signal and attracted three times more females in the field than control males that were not given the opportunity to breed...
February 1, 2017: Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140571/the-sub-lethal-and-reproductive-effects-of-acute-and-chronic-exposure-to-flowback-and-produced-water-from-hydraulic-fracturing-on-the-water-flea-daphnia-magna
#19
Tamzin A Blewett, Perrine L M Delompre, Yuhe He, Erik J Folkerts, Shannon L Flynn, Daniel S Alessi, Greg G Goss
Hydraulic fracturing is an industrial process allowing for the extraction of gas or oil. To fracture the rocks, a proprietary mix of chemicals is injected under high pressure, which later returns to the surface as flowback and produced water (FPW). FPW is a complex chemical mixture consisting of trace metals, organic compounds, and often, high levels of salts. FPW toxicity to the model freshwater crustacean, Daphnia magna, was characterized utilizing acute (48 h median lethal concentrations; LC50) and chronic (21 d) exposures...
January 31, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137535/an-experimental-test-of-the-effect-of-brood-size-on-glucocorticoid-responses-parental-investment-and-offspring-phenotype
#20
Maren N Vitousek, Brittany R Jenkins, Joanna K Hubbard, Sara A Kaiser, Rebecca J Safran
Because elevated glucocorticoid levels can impair reproduction, populations or species that engage in particularly valuable reproductive attempts may down-regulate the glucocorticoid stress response during reproduction (the brood value hypothesis). It is not clear, however, whether individuals rapidly modulate glucocorticoid responses based on shifting cues about the likelihood of reproductive success. By manipulating brood size to create broods that differed in potential value, we tested whether female barn swallows (Hirundo rustica) rapidly modulated the glucocorticoid stress response to promote investment in high-value broods, and whether nestling phenotype was influenced by treatment...
January 28, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
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