Ecology

  1. Research article

    Aldehyde dehydrogenase expression in Metaphire posthuma as a bioindicator to monitor heavy metal pollution in soil

    Soil contamination and associated pollution plays a detrimental role in soil flora and fauna. Soil is processed and remodeled by subterranean earthworms, accordingly are referred to as soil chemical engineers....

    Raju Panday, Padam Shekhar Bhatt, Tribikram Bhattarai, Kumudini Shakya and Lakshmaiah Sreerama

    BMC Research Notes 2016 9:491

    Published on: 21 November 2016

  2. Research article

    The consistent difference in red fluorescence in fishes across a 15 m depth gradient is triggered by ambient brightness, not by ambient spectrum

    Organisms adapt to fluctuations or gradients in their environment by means of genetic change or phenotypic plasticity. Consistent adaptation across small spatial scales measured in meters, however, has rarely ...

    Ulrike Katharina Harant, Nicolaas Karel Michiels, Nils Anthes and Melissa Grace Meadows

    BMC Research Notes 2016 9:107

    Published on: 17 February 2016

  3. Research article

    Population structure in Atlantic cod in the eastern North Sea-Skagerrak-Kattegat: early life stage dispersal and adult migration

    In marine fish species, where pelagic egg and larvae drift with ocean currents, population structure has been suggested to be maintained by larval retention due to hydrographic structuring and by homing of adu...

    Carl André, Henrik Svedäng, Halvor Knutsen, Geir Dahle, Patrik Jonsson, Anna-Karin Ring, Mattias Sköld and Per Erik Jorde

    BMC Research Notes 2016 9:63

    Published on: 3 February 2016

  4. Technical Note

    Molecular forensics in avian conservation: a DNA-based approach for identifying mammalian predators of ground-nesting birds and eggs

    The greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) is a ground-nesting bird from the Northern Rocky Mountains and a species at risk of extinction in in multiple U.S. states and Canada. Herein we report results f...

    Matthew W. Hopken, Elizabeth K. Orning, Julie K. Young and Antoinette J. Piaggio

    BMC Research Notes 2016 9:14

    Published on: 7 January 2016

  5. Research article

    Derivation of induced pluripotent stem cells from orangutan skin fibroblasts

    Orangutans are an endangered species whose natural habitats are restricted to the Southeast Asian islands of Borneo and Sumatra. Along with the African great apes, orangutans are among the closest living relat...

    Krishna Ramaswamy, Wing Yan Yik, Xiao-Ming Wang, Erin N. Oliphant, Wange Lu, Darryl Shibata, Oliver A. Ryder and Joseph G. Hacia

    BMC Research Notes 2015 8:577

    Published on: 16 October 2015

  6. Short Report

    Isolation and characterization of 11 novel microsatellite loci in a West African leaf-nosed bat, Hipposideros aff. ruber

    Noack’s leaf-nosed bat, Hipposideros ruber, is a cryptic species within the Hipposideros caffer species complex. Despite a widespread distribution in Africa and being host to potentially zoonotic viruses, the gen...

    Heather J Baldwin, Peter Vallo, Michael G Gardner, Christian Drosten, Marco Tschapka and Adam J Stow

    BMC Research Notes 2014 7:607

    Published on: 4 September 2014