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    1. Ecology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Response to comment on 'Parasite defensive limb movements enhance acoustic signal attraction in male little torrent frogs'

    Longhui Zhao, Wouter Halfwerk, Jianguo Cui
    We are writing to respond to the comment by Anderson et al., 2023 on our article about limb movements in male little torrent frogs (Zhao et al., 2022).
    1. Ecology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Comment on 'Parasite defensive limb movements enhance acoustic signal attraction in male little torrent frogs'

    Nigel K Anderson, Doris Preininger, Matthew J Fuxjager
    We are writing to comment on the article by Zhao et al., 2023 about limb movements in male little torrent frogs.
    1. Ecology
    2. Epidemiology and Global Health

    Mosquito community composition shapes virus prevalence patterns along anthropogenic disturbance gradients

    Kyra Hermanns, Marco Marklewitz ... Sandra Junglen
    Analysis of naturally infected mosquitoes shows that ecosystem disturbance can lead to a turnover in host community composition and that more individuals of a single species are a key driver of virus emergence.
    1. Ecology

    Higher social tolerance is associated with more complex facial behavior in macaques

    Alan V Rincon, Bridget M Waller ... Jérôme Micheletta
    Detailed quantification of macaque facial behavior reveals a positive link between social and communicative complexity, and helps us to better understand the evolution of animal communication.
    1. Ecology

    Engineering multifunctional rhizosphere probiotics using consortia of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens transposon insertion mutants

    Jingxuan Li, Chunlan Yang ... Zhong Wei
    Increasing the intra-species phenotypic diversity of a plant-beneficial bacterium effectively improves probiotic consortium functioning and plant growth promotion in agricultural systems.
    1. Ecology
    2. Neuroscience

    Exploring natural odour landscapes: A case study with implications for human-biting insects

    Jessica L. Zung, Sumer M. Kotb, Carolyn S. McBride
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Ecology

    Gut Health: The value of connections

    Vanessa Rossetto Marcelino
    High proportions of gut bacteria that produce their own food can be an indicator for poor gut health.
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    Effects of blood meal source and seasonality on reproductive traits of Culex quinquefasciatus (Diptera: Culicidae)

    Kevin Alen Rucci, Mariana Pueta, Adrián Díaz
    1. Ecology
    2. Plant Biology

    An ecological network approach for detecting and validating influential organisms for rice growth

    Masayuki Ushio, Hiroki Saito ... Atsushi J Nagano
    By leveraging quantitative environmental DNA metabarcoding and ecological network analysis, influential organisms in rice fields are identified, thereby revealing potential avenues for environmentally friendly agricultural practices.
    1. Ecology

    Synthetic Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics in Simple Molecular Environment

    Luca Casiraghi, Francesco Mambretti ... Tommaso Bellini