Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A: Ecological Genetics and Physiology

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Editor-in-Chief: David Crews, Ph.D.

Impact Factor: 1.226

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 65/161 (Zoology)

Online ISSN: 1932-5231

Associated Title(s): Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution

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  1. Cellular Evidence of Exosomes in the Reproductive Tract of Chinese Soft-Shelled Turtle Pelodiscus sinensis

    Muhammad Yasir Waqas, Qian Zhang, Nisar Ahmed, Ping Yang, Guipei Xing, Masood Akhtar, Abdul Basit, Tengfei Liu, Chen Hong, Muhammad Arshad, Hafiz Muhammad Saif-Ur Rahman and Qiusheng Chen

    Version of Record online: 20 FEB 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/jez.2065

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    1. The present study focuses on the characterization of the ultrastructure in the oviduct of Chinese soft-shelled turtle.

    2. Second, this is a novel study focusing on the identification of exosomes in reptile species.

    3. Localization of antibody in different months shows that the exosomes shedding from the epithelial cells are more in sperm storage period as compared to breeding period.

    4. Transmission electromicrographs give the novel evidence about the existence of exosomes in this species

  2. Daily and Seasonal Expression Profile of Serum Melatonin and Its Biosynthesizing Enzyme Genes (tph1, aanat1, aanat2, and hiomt) in Pineal Organ and Retina: A Study under Natural Environmental Conditions in a Tropical Carp, Catla catla (pages 688–700)

    Chongtham Rajiv, Haobijam Sanjita Devi, Gopinath Mondal, Sijagurumayum Dharmajyoti Devi, Zeeshan Ahmad Khan, Thangal Yumnamcha, Rupjyoti Bharali and Asamanja Chattoraj

    Version of Record online: 15 FEB 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/jez.2061

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    Diurnal and seasonal variation of tph1, aanat1, aanat2, hiomt in pineal and retina. Serum melatonin corresponding with the pattern of pineal hiomt. Expression of aanat1&2 in the pineal organ and in the retina with seasonal and diurnal variation.

  3. Chronic stress in Lizards: Studies on the Behavior and Benzodiazepine Receptors in Liolaemus koslowskyi and Cnemidophorus tergolaevigatus (pages 713–725)

    Alejandra Soloaga, Mariana Pueta, Félix Benjamín Cruz, Jackelyn Melissa Kembro and Raul Hector Marin

    Version of Record online: 15 FEB 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/jez.2063

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    We studied behavioral and physiological responses in two lizard species under stress. The exposure to simulated predator modified the benzodiazepine receptor affinity. Our results suggest that CBRs mediate stress-induced responses in lizards.

  4. Mother's Age and Hatching Phenology Strategy of Heterocypris incongruens (Crustacea: Ostracoda) in Unpredictable Environment (pages 701–712)

    Valeria Rossi, Andrea Gandolfi and Paolo Menozzi

    Version of Record online: 7 FEB 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/jez.2062

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    Much theoretical work exists on risk-spreading life-history strategies but empirical studies are rare. The combination of phenotypic plasticity and maternal effects to produce predicted results open up exciting perspectives for ecology studies.

  5. Food Restriction Affects Inflammatory Response and Nutritional State in Tuco-tucos (Ctenomys talarum) (pages 675–687)

    Julieta Leticia Merlo, Ana Paula Cutrera and Roxana Rita Zenuto

    Version of Record online: 5 FEB 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/jez.2060

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    Food-restricted tuco-tucos presented altered nutritional parameters and lower inflammatory response to PHA than those fed ad libitum.

    Methionine supplementation did not affect nutritional, immune, health, infection or stress parameters studied.