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  1. Content type: Research article

    Entrainment to light cycle is a prerequisite for circadian rhythms to set daily physiological events to occur at an appropriate time of day. In hemimetabolous insects, the photoreceptor molecule for photic ent...

    Authors: Sayaka Komada, Yuichi Kamae, Mitsumasa Koyanagi, Kousuke Tatewaki, Ehab Hassaneen, ASM Saifullah, Taishi Yoshii, Akihisa Terakita and Kenji Tomioka

    Citation: Zoological Letters 2015 1:11

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  2. Content type: Review

    This review describes common features among diverse biological clocks in insects, including circadian, circatidal, circalunar/circasemilunar, and circannual clocks. These clocks control various behaviors, phys...

    Authors: Hideharu Numata, Yosuke Miyazaki and Tomoko Ikeno

    Citation: Zoological Letters 2015 1:10

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  3. Content type: Research article

    While olfaction is one of the most important senses in most terrestrial mammals, it is absent in modern toothed whales (Odontoceti, Cetacea). Furthermore, behavioral evidence suggests that gustation is very li...

    Authors: Takushi Kishida, JGM Thewissen, Takashi Hayakawa, Hiroo Imai and Kiyokazu Agata

    Citation: Zoological Letters 2015 1:9

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Planarians belong to an evolutionarily early group of organisms that possess a central nervous system including a well-organized brain with a simple architecture but many types of neurons. Planarians display a...

    Authors: Takeshi Inoue, Hajime Hoshino, Taiga Yamashita, Seira Shimoyama and Kiyokazu Agata

    Citation: Zoological Letters 2015 1:7

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The vertebrate body is characterized by its dual segmental organization: pharyngeal arches in the head and somites in the trunk. Muscular and nervous system morphologies are also organized following these meta...

    Authors: Yasuhiro Oisi, Satoko Fujimoto, Kinya G Ota and Shigeru Kuratani

    Citation: Zoological Letters 2015 1:6

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Diverse insects and other organisms are associated with microbial symbionts, which often significantly contribute to growth and survival of their hosts and/or drastically affect phenotypes of their hosts in a ...

    Authors: Takahiro Hosokawa, Nahomi Kaiwa, Yu Matsuura, Yoshitomo Kikuchi and Takema Fukatsu

    Citation: Zoological Letters 2015 1:5

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Calcium carbonate biominerals participate in diverse physiological functions. Despite intensive studies, little is known about how mineralization is initiated in organisms.

    Authors: Motoki Hojo, Ai Omi, Gen Hamanaka, Kazutoshi Shindo, Atsuko Shimada, Mariko Kondo, Takanori Narita, Masato Kiyomoto, Yohei Katsuyama, Yasuo Ohnishi, Naoki Irie and Hiroyuki Takeda

    Citation: Zoological Letters 2015 1:3

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