Posts Tagged ‘lateral’

Linking the why and how of aging; evidence for somatotropic control of long-term memory function in the pond snail Lymnaea stagnalis [SHORT COMMUNICATION]

Lis de Weerd, Petra M. Hermann, and Willem C. WilderingOrganisms live on a budget; hence they cannot maximize all their activities at the same time. Instead, they must prioritize how they spend limiting resources on the many processes they rely on in …

Horizontal gene transfer: Researchers believe any two major groups of organisms can share genetic codes

This is not the “evolution” your high school textbook set forth. That stuff was Darwinism, plain and simple. From Kelly Robinson and Julie Dunning Hotopp at The Scientist Scientists now recognize that microbes transfer DNA to the plants, fungi, and animals they infect or reside in, and conversely, human long interspersed elements (LINEs) have been […]

Three-dimensional motion tracking reveals a diving component to visual and auditory escape swims in zebrafish larvae [RESEARCH ARTICLE]

Benjamin H. Bishop, Nathan Spence-Chorman, and Ethan GahtanEscape behaviors have been studied in zebrafish by neuroscientists seeking cellular-level descriptions of neural circuits but few studies have examined vertical swimming during escapes. We ana…

Novadessus viracocha, a new genus and species of Bidessini Sharp from Peru (Coleoptera, Adephaga, Dytiscidae, Hydroporinae)

ZooKeys 623: 125-130
DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.623.10018
Authors: Kelly Miller
Abstract: Novadessus viracocha gen. n. and sp. n. is described from Peru. The genus distinctly is characterized by having the following combination: (1) a tr…

Mechanosensory signaling as a potential mode of communication during social interactions in fishes [COMMENTARY]

Julie M. Butler and Karen P. Maruska
Signals produced during social interactions convey crucial information about the sender’s identity, quality, reproductive state and social status. Fishes can detect near-body water movements via the mechanosensory l…

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