Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A: Ecological and Integrative Physiology

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

Impact Factor: 1.28

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 61/163 (Zoology)

Online ISSN: 2471-5646

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

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  1. Comparability and repeatability of three commonly used methods for measuring endurance capacity

    James Baxter-Gilbert, Max Mühlenhaupt and Martin J. Whiting

    Version of Record online: 19 FEB 2018 | DOI: 10.1002/jez.2145

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    Endurance times were not repeatable within or between methods, nor were overall rank. Thus, different methods were not providing comparable information. As such, performance measures should be relevant for the study species and research question.

  2. The influence of diet on masticatory motor patterns in musteloid carnivorans: An analysis of jaw adductor activity in ferrets (Mustela putorius furo) and kinkajous (Potos flavus) (pages 551–561)

    Jillian S. Davis and Susan H. Williams

    Version of Record online: 14 FEB 2018 | DOI: 10.1002/jez.2141

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    Two carnivoran species exhibit near-simultaneous activity of jaw adductors during chewing. However, kinkajous differ from ferrets in having late activity of the balancing-side zygomaticomandibularis, likely contributing to transverse jaw movements.

  3. Effects of energy and thermoregulation time on physiological state and sexual signal in a lizard (pages 570–578)

    Boglárka Mészáros, Gábor Herczeg, Katalin Bajer, János Török and Orsolya Molnár

    Version of Record online: 29 JAN 2018 | DOI: 10.1002/jez.2143

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    Basking time and food independently affect physiological parameters and nuptial coloration of male Lacerta viridis during the mating season. These suggest that a trade-off between signal intensity and physiological performance might be important in making the sexual signal honest.

  4. Early time course of variation in coelomic fluid ionic concentrations in sea urchins abruptly exposed to hypo- and hyper-osmotic salinity challenges: Role of size and cross-section area of test holes (pages 542–550)

    Giovanna Carstens Castellano, Elinia Medeiros Lopes, Carlos Renato Rezende Ventura and Carolina Arruda Freire

    Version of Record online: 25 JAN 2018 | DOI: 10.1002/jez.2138

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    Rate of change of coelomic fluid ionic concentrations upon salinity changes investigated in four sea urchins.

    Total areas of putative permeable surfaces (non-test areas) related to test size.

    Body size, time course, mode, and intensity of salinity change are relevant for ionic homeostasis in urchins.

  5. Telomere erosion varies with sex and age at immune challenge but not with maternal antibodies in pigeons (pages 562–569)

    Sophie Lardy, Julien Gasparini, Hélène Corbel, Adrien Frantz, Samuel Perret, Sandrine Zahn, Francois Criscuolo and Lisa Jacquin

    Version of Record online: 25 JAN 2018 | DOI: 10.1002/jez.2142

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    Timing of injection and sex had interacting effects on telomere erosion rate in young pigeons, whereas maternal antibodies had no effect. Late-injected females mounted a stronger immune response than males but at the expense of a higher telomere erosion rate.