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The evolution of parental care and egg size: a comparative analysis in frogs
(East Carolina University, 2006-03-22)
The evolution of parental care and egg size has attracted considerable attention and theoretical debate. Several different hypotheses have been proposed concerning the trajectories of parental care and egg size evolution ...
Cadherins in maternal-foetal interactions: red queen with a green beard?
(East Carolina University, 2005-03-22)
Cadherins are homophilic cell surface adhesion proteins, some of which mediate interactions between maternal and foetal tissues during mammalian pregnancy. David Haig suggested that these proteins may exhibit ‘green-beard ...
Visual mate choice in poison frogs.
(East Carolina University, 1999-11-07)
We investigated female mate choice on the basis of visual cues in two populations of Dendrobates pumilio, the strawberry poison frog, from the Bocas del Toro Archipelago in Panama, Central America. Mate choice experiments ...
Convergent evolution of bright coloration and toxicity in frogs
(East Carolina University, 2003-10-28)
The evolution of coloration and toxicity in the poison frog family (Dendrobatidae)
(East Carolina University, 2001-05-22)
The poison frogs (family Dendrobatidae) are terrestrial anuran amphibians displaying a wide range of coloration and toxicity. These frogs generally have been considered to be aposematic, but relatively little ...
Variation in pigmentation gene expression is associated with distinct aposematic color morphs in the poison frog Dendrobates auratus
Abstract Background Color and pattern phenotypes have clear implications for survival and reproduction in many species. However, the mechanisms that produce this coloration ...
Tactical reproductive parasitism via larval cannibalism in Peruvian poison frogs
(East Carolina University, 2009-04-23)
We report an unusual example of reproductive parasitism in amphibians. Dendrobates variabi- lis, an Amazonian poison frog, oviposits at the surface of the water in small pools in plants and deposits tadpoles within the ...
Amazonian Amphibian Diversity Is Primarily Derived from Late Miocene Andean Lineages
(East Carolina University, 2009-03)
The Neotropics contains half of remaining rainforests and Earth’s largest reservoir of amphibian biodiversity. However, determinants of Neotropical biodiversity (i.e., vicariance, dispersals, extinctions, and radiations) ...
Adaptive evolution of genes underlying schizophrenia
(East Carolina University, 2007-11-22)
Schizophrenia poses an evolutionary-genetic paradox because it exhibits strongly negative fitness effects and high heritability, yet it persists at a prevalence of approximately 1% across all human cultures. Recent theory ...
Alkaloid defenses of co-mimics in a putative MÃ¼llerian mimetic radiation
Background Polytypism in aposematic species is unlikely according to theory, but commonly seen in nature. Ranitomeya imitator is a poison frog species exhibiting polytypic mimicry of three congeneric model species (R. ...