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Bartonella diversity and zoonotic potential in indigenous Tete Veld rats (Aethomys ineptus) from South Africa.

Infect Genet Evol 2019 Sep 17;73:44-48. Epub 2019 Apr 17.

Mammal Research Institute (MRI), Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Pretoria, Private Bag 20, Hatfield 0028, South Africa. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.meegid.2019.04.012DOI Listing
September 2019

Exome sequencing of oral leukoplakia and oral squamous cell carcinoma implicates DNA damage repair gene defects in malignant transformation.

Oral Oncol 2019 Sep 9;96:42-50. Epub 2019 Jul 9.

UWA Dental School, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA 6009, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.oraloncology.2019.07.005DOI Listing
September 2019

Unusual topographic specializations of retinal ganglion cell density and spatial resolution in a cliff-dwelling artiodactyl, the Nubian ibex (Capra nubiana).

J Comp Neurol 2019 May 2. Epub 2019 May 2.

School of Anatomical Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Parktown, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cne.24709DOI Listing
May 2019

Changes in prolactin, cortisol and testosterone concentrations during queen succession in a colony of naked mole-rats (Heterocephalus glaber): a case study.

Naturwissenschaften 2019 May 14;106(5-6):26. Epub 2019 May 14.

Mammal Research Institute, Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Pretoria, Private Bag X20, Hatfield, 0028, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00114-019-1621-1DOI Listing
May 2019

Noninvasive measurements of ovarian activity in Beira antelope (Dorcatragus megalotis).

Reprod Domest Anim 2019 Feb 13;54(2):275-279. Epub 2018 Oct 13.

Department of Zoology and Entomology, Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, Mammal Research Institute, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa.

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/rda.13351
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February 2019

Evolutionary and ecological patterns within the South African Bathyergidae: Implications for taxonomy.

Mol Phylogenet Evol 2019 01 17;130:181-197. Epub 2018 Oct 17.

Centre for Ecological Genomics and Wildlife Conservation, Department of Zoology, University of Johannesburg, Auckland Park 2000, South Africa. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2018.10.017DOI Listing
January 2019

Locomotor activity and body temperature rhythms in the Mahali mole-rat (C. h. mahali): The effect of light and ambient temperature variations.

J Therm Biol 2019 Jan 26;79:24-32. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

Mammal Research Institute, Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtherbio.2018.11.013DOI Listing
January 2019

Molecular assessment of Bartonella in Gerbillus nanus from Saudi Arabia reveals high levels of prevalence, diversity and co-infection.

Infect Genet Evol 2018 11 30;65:244-250. Epub 2018 Jul 30.

Mammal Research Institute, Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Pretoria, South Africa. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.meegid.2018.07.036DOI Listing
November 2018

Analysis of gonadotrophin-releasing hormone-1 and kisspeptin neuronal systems in the nonphotoregulated seasonally breeding eastern rock elephant-shrew (Elephantulus myurus).

J Comp Neurol 2018 10 19;526(15):2388-2405. Epub 2018 Sep 19.

Reproductive Neurobiology, Division of Women's Health, Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine, King's College London, London, United Kingdom.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cne.24498DOI Listing
October 2018

Specialized mechanoreceptor systems in rodent glabrous skin.

J Physiol 2018 Oct 15;596(20):4995-5016. Epub 2018 Sep 15.

Max-Delbrück Centre for Molecular Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Robert-Rössle Str. 10, 13125, Berlin-Buch, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1113/JP276608DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6187043PMC
October 2018

Locally-curved geometry generates bending cracks in the African elephant skin.

Nat Commun 2018 10 2;9(1):3865. Epub 2018 Oct 2.

Laboratory of Artificial & Natural Evolution (LANE), Department of Genetics & Evolution, University of Geneva, Geneva, 1211, Switzerland.

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http://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-06257-3
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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6168576PMC
October 2018

Allo-parental care in Damaraland mole-rats is female biased and age dependent, though independent of testosterone levels.

Physiol Behav 2018 09 2;193(Pt A):149-153. Epub 2018 May 2.

Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK; Department of Zoology and Entomology, Mammal Research Institute, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physbeh.2018.03.021DOI Listing
September 2018

Non-invasive assessment of glucocorticoid and androgen metabolite levels in cooperatively breeding Damaraland mole-rats (Fukomys damarensis).

Gen Comp Endocrinol 2018 09 18;266:202-210. Epub 2018 May 18.

Mammal Research Institute, Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Pretoria, Private Bag X20, Hatfield 0028, South Africa; Endocrine Research Laboratory, Department of Anatomy and Physiology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Private Bag X04, Onderstepoort 0110, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ygcen.2018.05.018DOI Listing
September 2018

Trade-offs between immunity and testosterone in male African ground squirrels.

J Exp Biol 2018 Aug 23;221(Pt 16). Epub 2018 Aug 23.

Mammal Research Institute, Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria 0002, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1242/jeb.177683DOI Listing
August 2018

Spatial genetic diversity in the Cape mole-rat, Georychus capensis: Extreme isolation of populations in a subterranean environment.

PLoS One 2018 15;13(3):e0194165. Epub 2018 Mar 15.

Centre for Ecological Genomics and Wildlife Conservation, Department of Zoology, University of Johannesburg, Auckland Park, South Africa.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5854370PMC
July 2018

Sociality does not drive the evolution of large brains in eusocial African mole-rats.

Sci Rep 2018 06 15;8(1):9203. Epub 2018 Jun 15.

Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Viničná 7, CZ-128 44, Praha 2, Czech Republic.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-26062-8DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6003933PMC
June 2018

Seasonal variations in sleep of free-ranging Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx) under natural hyperarid conditions.

Sleep 2018 05;41(5)

School of Anatomical Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Parktown, Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/sleep/zsy038DOI Listing
May 2018

The middle and inner ears of the Palaeogene golden mole Namachloris: A comparison with extant species.

J Morphol 2018 03 4;279(3):375-395. Epub 2017 Dec 4.

Sorbonne Universités, CR2P, UMR 7207 du CNRS, Département Histoire de la Terre, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle et Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France.

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/jmor.20779
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March 2018

Growth affects dispersal success in social mole-rats, but not the duration of philopatry.

Biol Lett 2018 02;14(2)

Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2018.0005DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5830676PMC
February 2018

Subterranean Mammals: Reservoirs of Infection or Overlooked Sentinels of Anthropogenic Environmental Soiling?

Ecohealth 2017 12 1;14(4):662-674. Epub 2017 Nov 1.

Mammal Research Institute, Department of Zoology & Entomology, University of Pretoria, Private Bag 20, Hatfield, 0028, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10393-017-1281-6DOI Listing
December 2017

O binding and CO sensitivity in haemoglobins of subterranean African mole rats.

J Exp Biol 2017 11 29;220(Pt 21):3939-3948. Epub 2017 Aug 29.

Zoology and Entomology Department, University of Pretoria, Private Bag X04, Onderstepoort 0110, South Africa.

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http://jeb.biologists.org/lookup/doi/10.1242/jeb.160457
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1242/jeb.160457DOI Listing
November 2017

Pericellular regulation of prostate cancer expressed kallikrein-related peptidases and matrix metalloproteinases by cell surface serine proteases.

Am J Cancer Res 2017 1;7(11):2257-2274. Epub 2017 Nov 1.

Mater Research Institute-University of Queensland, Translational Research InstituteWoolloongabba, Queensland 4102, Australia.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5714754PMC
November 2017

Torpor Patterns in Desert Hedgehogs (Paraechinus aethiopicus) Represent Another New Point along a Thermoregulatory Continuum.

Physiol Biochem Zool 2017 Jul/Aug;90(4):445-452

2 King Saud University Mammals Research Chair, Department of Zoology, College of Science, King Saud University, P.O. Box 2455, Riyadh 11451, Saudi Arabia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/691542DOI Listing
September 2017

Life on the rocks: Multilocus phylogeography of rock hyrax (Procavia capensis) from southern Africa.

Mol Phylogenet Evol 2017 09 11;114:49-62. Epub 2017 Apr 11.

Molecular Ecology and Evolution Programme, Department of Genetics, University of Pretoria, Private Bag X20, Hatfield, 0028, South Africa. Electronic address:

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S10557903163045
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2017.04.006DOI Listing
September 2017

Sensitive and selective quantification of free and total malondialdehyde in plasma using UHPLC-HRMS.

J Lipid Res 2017 09 10;58(9):1924-1931. Epub 2017 Jul 10.

Neuchâtel Platform of Analytical Chemistry, University of Neuchâtel, 2000 Neuchâtel, Switzerland

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1194/jlr.D076661DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5580889PMC
September 2017

Temporal niche switching in Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx): Seasonal plasticity of 24h activity patterns in a large desert mammal.

Physiol Behav 2017 Aug 19;177:148-154. Epub 2017 Apr 19.

School of Anatomical Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, 7 York Road, Parktown, 2193 Johannesburg, South Africa. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physbeh.2017.04.014DOI Listing
August 2017

Sleep in the Cape Mole Rat: A Short-Sleeping Subterranean Rodent.

Brain Behav Evol 2016 19;87(2):78-87. Epub 2016 Apr 19.

School of Anatomical Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000444742DOI Listing
July 2017

The hairy lizard: heterothermia affects anaesthetic requirements in the Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx).

Vet Anaesth Analg 2017 Jul 6;44(4):899-904. Epub 2017 Mar 6.

KSU Mammals Research Chair, Department of Zoology, College of Science, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Saudi Wildlife Authority, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaa.2016.10.005DOI Listing
July 2017

Comparative gastrointestinal morphology of Tachyoryctes splendens (Rüppell, 1835) and Heliophobius emini, (Noack, 1894) two species of East African mole-rats.

J Morphol 2017 06 29;278(6):780-790. Epub 2017 Mar 29.

Division of Anatomy and Histology, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jmor.20672DOI Listing
June 2017

Effects of photophase illuminance on locomotor activity, urine production and urinary 6-sulfatoxymelatonin in nocturnal and diurnal South African rodents.

J Exp Biol 2017 05 16;220(Pt 9):1684-1692. Epub 2017 Feb 16.

Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Pretoria, Private Bag X20, Hatfield 0028, South Africa.

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http://jeb.biologists.org/lookup/doi/10.1242/jeb.146951
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May 2017

mRNA expression in the brain of cooperatively breeding female Damaraland mole-rats.

Reproduction 2017 04 19;153(4):453-460. Epub 2017 Jan 19.

Department of Zoology and EntomologyUniversity of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1530/REP-16-0471DOI Listing
April 2017

Neurochemical organization and morphology of the sleep related nuclei in the brain of the Arabian oryx, Oryx leucoryx.

J Chem Neuroanat 2017 04 3;81:53-70. Epub 2017 Feb 3.

School of Anatomical Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, 7 York Road, Parktown, 2193, Johannesburg, South Africa. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jchemneu.2017.02.002DOI Listing
April 2017

Relic populations of mole-rats in Tanzania: description of two new species sp. nov. and sp. nov.

PeerJ 2017 27;5:e3214. Epub 2017 Apr 27.

Department of Zoology & Entomology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.3214DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5410139PMC
April 2017

The Distribution of Ki-67 and Doublecortin Immunopositive Cells in the Brains of Three Microchiropteran Species, Hipposideros fuliginosus, Triaenops persicus, and Asellia tridens.

Anat Rec (Hoboken) 2016 11 26;299(11):1548-1560. Epub 2016 Aug 26.

School of Anatomical Sciences Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, 7 York Road, Parktown, 2193, Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ar.23460DOI Listing
November 2016

Hypofunctional TrkA Accounts for the Absence of Pain Sensitization in the African Naked Mole-Rat.

Cell Rep 2016 10;17(3):748-758

Molecular Physiology of Somatic Sensation, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, 13125 Berlin, Germany; Excellence Cluster Neurocure, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, 10117 Berlin, Germany. Electronic address:

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S22111247163127
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.celrep.2016.09.035DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5081396PMC
October 2016

Arabian Oryx (Oryx leucoryx) Respond to Increased Ambient Temperatures with a Seasonal Shift in the Timing of Their Daily Inactivity Patterns.

J Biol Rhythms 2016 08 6;31(4):365-74. Epub 2016 May 6.

*School of Anatomical Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0748730416645729DOI Listing
August 2016

Phylogeography of a Morphologically Cryptic Golden Mole Assemblage from South-Eastern Africa.

PLoS One 2015 18;10(12):e0144995. Epub 2015 Dec 18.

Molecular Ecology and Evolution Programme, Department of Genetics, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa.

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http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0144995PLOS
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4684196PMC
July 2016

The comparative gastrointestinal morphology of Jaculus jaculus (Rodentia) and Paraechinus aethiopicus (Erinaceomorpha).

J Morphol 2016 May 10;277(5):671-9. Epub 2016 Mar 10.

Division of Anatomy and Histology, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Tygerberg, 7505, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jmor.20526DOI Listing
May 2016

Nuclear organisation of some immunohistochemically identifiable neural systems in five species of insectivore-Crocidura cyanea, Crocidura olivieri, Sylvisorex ollula, Paraechinus aethiopicus and Atelerix frontalis.

J Chem Neuroanat 2016 Mar 25;72:34-52. Epub 2015 Dec 25.

School of Anatomical Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, 7 York Road, Parktown, 2193 Johannesburg, South Africa; KSU Mammals Research Chair, Department of Zoology, King Saud University, Riyadh 11451, Saudi Arabia. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jchemneu.2015.12.012DOI Listing
March 2016

The distribution of mucous secreting cells in the gastrointestinal tracts of three small rodents from Saudi Arabia: Acomys dimidiatus, Meriones rex and Meriones libycus.

Acta Histochem 2016 Mar 29;118(2):118-28. Epub 2015 Dec 29.

Division of Anatomy and Histology, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, PO Box 241, Cape Town 8000, South Africa. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.acthis.2015.12.003DOI Listing
March 2016

Digging for answers: contributions of density- and frequency-dependent factors on ectoparasite burden in a social mammal.

Oecologia 2016 Feb 6;180(2):429-38. Epub 2015 Nov 6.

Department of Zoology and Entomology, Mammal Research Institute, University of Pretoria, Private Bag X20, Hatfield, 0028, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00442-015-3494-0DOI Listing
February 2016

Female reproductive activity and its endocrine correlates in the African lesser bushbaby, Galago moholi.

J Comp Physiol B 2016 Feb 9;186(2):255-64. Epub 2015 Dec 9.

Endocrine Research Laboratory, Department of Anatomy and Physiology, University of Pretoria, Onderstepoort, 0110, Pretoria, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00360-015-0947-zDOI Listing
February 2016

Evidence for interspecific interactions in the ectoparasite infracommunity of a wild mammal.

Parasit Vectors 2016 Feb 2;9:58. Epub 2016 Feb 2.

Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Pretoria, Private Bag X20, Hatfield, 0028, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13071-016-1342-7DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4735965PMC
February 2016

Local and regional scale genetic variation in the Cape dune mole-rat, Bathyergus suillus.

PLoS One 2014 17;9(9):e107226. Epub 2014 Sep 17.

Department of Zoology, University of Johannesburg, Auckland Park, South Africa.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4167993PMC
December 2015

Solar radiation during rewarming from torpor in elephant shrews: supplementation or substitution of endogenous heat production?

PLoS One 2015 8;10(4):e0120442. Epub 2015 Apr 8.

Mammal Research Institute, Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Pretoria, Private Bag X20, Hatfield 0028, South Africa.

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http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0120442PLOS
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4390352PMC
December 2015

Ectoparasite Burdens of the Damaraland Mole-Rat (Fukomys damarensis) from Southern Africa.

J Parasitol 2015 Dec 6;101(6):666-70. Epub 2015 Aug 6.

Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria 0002, South Africa. Correspondence should be sent to:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1645/15-775DOI Listing
December 2015

Family Wide Molecular Adaptations to Underground Life in African Mole-Rats Revealed by Phylogenomic Analysis.

Mol Biol Evol 2015 Dec 29;32(12):3089-107. Epub 2015 Aug 29.

School of Biological & Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London, London, United Kingdom

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/molbev/msv175DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4652621PMC
December 2015

Orexinergic bouton density is lower in the cerebral cortex of cetaceans compared to artiodactyls.

J Chem Neuroanat 2015 Oct 30;68:61-76. Epub 2015 Jul 30.

School of Anatomical Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, 7 York Road, Parktown, 2193 Johannesburg, South Africa; KSU Mammals Research Chair, Department of Zoology, King Saud University, Riyadh 11451, Saudi Arabia. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jchemneu.2015.07.007DOI Listing
October 2015

The hustle and bustle of city life: monitoring the effects of urbanisation in the African lesser bushbaby.

Naturwissenschaften 2015 Oct 4;102(9-10):57. Epub 2015 Sep 4.

Endocrine Research Laboratory, Department of Anatomy and Physiology, University of Pretoria, Onderstepoort, Pretoria, 0110, South Africa,

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http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s00114-015-1305-4
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October 2015

Molecular detection of novel Anaplasmataceae closely related to Anaplasma platys and Ehrlichia canis in the dromedary camel (Camelus dromedarius).

Vet Microbiol 2015 Sep 10;179(3-4):310-4. Epub 2015 Jun 10.

KSU Mammals Research Chair, Department of Zoology, College of Science, King Saud University, P.O. Box 2455, Riyadh 11451, Saudi Arabia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vetmic.2015.06.001DOI Listing
September 2015

Workforce Effects and the Evolution of Complex Sociality in Wild Damaraland Mole Rats.

Am Nat 2015 Aug 2;186(2):302-11. Epub 2015 Jun 2.

Centre for Ecology and Conservation, School of Biosciences, University of Exeter, Penryn, Cornwall TR10 9FE, United Kingdom.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/682048DOI Listing
August 2015

Complex interactions within the ectoparasite community of the eastern rock sengi (Elephantulus myurus).

Int J Parasitol Parasites Wildl 2015 Apr 17;4(1):148-58. Epub 2015 Feb 17.

Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Pretoria, Private Bag X20, Hatfield 0028, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijppaw.2015.02.001DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4356872PMC
April 2015

Partitioning of evaporative water loss into respiratory and cutaneous pathways in Wahlberg's epauletted fruit bats (Epomophorus wahlbergi).

Physiol Biochem Zool 2014 May-Jun;87(3):475-85. Epub 2014 Apr 10.

Mammal Research Institute, Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Pretoria, Private Bag X20, Hatfield 0028, South Africa; 2South African Research Chair for Mammal Behavioural Ecology and Physiology, Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Pretoria, Private Bag X20, Hatfield, 0028 South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/675342DOI Listing
January 2015

Next-generation sequencing in clinical oncology: next steps towards clinical validation.

Cancers (Basel) 2014 Nov 18;6(4):2296-312. Epub 2014 Nov 18.

The University of Queensland, UQ Centre for Clinical Research, Herston Qld 4029, Australia.

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http://www.mdpi.com/2072-6694/6/4/2296
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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/cancers6042296DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4276967PMC
November 2014

Molecular evolution of growth hormone and insulin-like growth factor 1 receptors in long-lived, small-bodied mammals.

Gene 2014 Oct 24;549(2):228-36. Epub 2014 Jul 24.

School of Biological & Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS, UK. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gene.2014.07.061DOI Listing
October 2014

Oxidative stress-induced alterations in PPAR-γ and associated mitochondrial destabilization contribute to kidney cell apoptosis.

Am J Physiol Renal Physiol 2014 Oct 13;307(7):F814-22. Epub 2014 Aug 13.

Centre for Kidney Disease Research, School of Medicine, The University of Queensland, Translational Research Institute, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia;

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October 2014

Mammalian energetics. Flexible energetics of cheetah hunting strategies provide resistance against kleptoparasitism.

Science 2014 Oct 2;346(6205):79-81. Epub 2014 Oct 2.

Institute of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, AB24 2TZ UK. State Key Laboratory of Molecular Developmental Biology, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, Peoples Republic of China.

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October 2014

The comparative gastrointestinal morphology of five species of muroid rodents found in Saudi Arabia.

J Morphol 2014 Sep 24;275(9):980-90. Epub 2014 Mar 24.

Division of Anatomy and Histology, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Tygerberg 7505, South Africa.

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September 2014

The Namaqua rock mouse (Micaelamys namaquensis) as a potential reservoir and host of arthropod vectors of diseases of medical and veterinary importance in South Africa.

Parasit Vectors 2014 Aug 15;7:366. Epub 2014 Aug 15.

Mammal Research Institute, Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Pretoria, Private Bag X20, Hatfield 0028, South Africa.

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August 2014

Spicing up the menu: evidence of fruit feeding in Galago moholi.

Primates 2014 Jul 12;55(3):359-63. Epub 2014 Apr 12.

Mammal Research Institute, Department of Zoology and Entomology, Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, 0028, South Africa.

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July 2014

Intra-sexual selection in cooperative mammals and birds: why are females not bigger and better armed?

Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 2013 28;368(1631):20130075. Epub 2013 Oct 28.

Centre for Ecology and Conservation, School of Biosciences, University of Exeter Cornwall Campus, , Tremough, Cornwall TR10 9EZ, UK.

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June 2014

Evaluation of steroid hormones and their receptors in development and progression of renal cell carcinoma.

J Kidney Cancer VHL 2014 15;1(2):17-25. Epub 2014 Jun 15.

Centre for Kidney Disease Research, University of Queensland School of Medicine, Translational Research Institute, Woolloongabba, Brisbane, Australia; Oral Cancer Research Program, UQCCR, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Herston, Brisbane, Australia; Dept Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; University Malaya Cancer Research Institute (UMCRI), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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June 2014

Expression profiles and functional associations of endogenous androgen receptor and caveolin-1 in prostate cancer cell lines.

Prostate 2014 May 24;74(5):478-87. Epub 2013 Dec 24.

Centre for Kidney Disease Research, School of Medicine, University of Queensland, Translational Research Institute, Woolloongabba, Brisbane, Australia.

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May 2014

Summit metabolism and metabolic expansibility in Wahlberg's epauletted fruit bats (Epomophorus wahlbergi): seasonal acclimatisation and effects of captivity.

J Exp Biol 2014 Apr 20;217(Pt 8):1363-9. Epub 2013 Dec 20.

Mammal Research Institute, Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria 0002, South Africa.

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April 2014

Increased progression to kidney fibrosis after erythropoietin is used as a treatment for acute kidney injury.

Am J Physiol Renal Physiol 2014 Mar 8;306(6):F681-92. Epub 2014 Jan 8.

Centre for Kidney Disease Research, School of Medicine, Univ. of Queensland, Translational Research Institute, Kent St., Woolloongabba, Brisbane, Australia 4102..

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March 2014

Cellular scaling rules for the brain of afrotherians.

Front Neuroanat 2014 17;8. Epub 2014 Feb 17.

Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro, Brasil ; Instituto Nacional de Neurociência Translacional, CNPq/MCT São Paulo, Brasil.

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March 2014

Ectoparasite burdens of the common mole-rat (Cryptomys hottentotus hottentotus) from the Cape Provinces of South Africa.

J Parasitol 2014 Feb 30;100(1):79-84. Epub 2013 Oct 30.

Mammal Research Institute, Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria 0002, South Africa.

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February 2014

Energetic benefits of sociality offset the costs of parasitism in a cooperative mammal.

PLoS One 2013 25;8(2):e57969. Epub 2013 Feb 25.

Mammal Research Institute, Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Pretoria, Hatfield, South Africa.

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January 2014

Oxidative stress and cell senescence combine to cause maximal renal tubular epithelial cell dysfunction and loss in an in vitro model of kidney disease.

Nephron Exp Nephrol 2012 1;122(3-4):123-30. Epub 2013 Jun 1.

Centre for Kidney Disease Research, School of Medicine, The University of Queensland, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Qld., Australia.

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January 2014

Eastern rock sengis as reservoir hosts of Anaplasma bovis in South Africa.

Ticks Tick Borne Dis 2013 Dec 14;4(6):503-5. Epub 2013 Aug 14.

Mammal Research Institute, Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa. Electronic address:

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December 2013

Distribution of parvalbumin, calbindin and calretinin containing neurons and terminal networks in relation to sleep associated nuclei in the brain of the giant Zambian mole-rat (Fukomys mechowii).

J Chem Neuroanat 2013 Sep 21;52:69-79. Epub 2013 Jun 21.

School of Anatomical Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, 7 York Road, Parktown 2193, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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September 2013

Natural parasite infection affects the tolerance but not the response to a simulated secondary parasite infection.

PLoS One 2012 27;7(12):e52077. Epub 2012 Dec 27.

Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Pretoria, Private Bag X20, Hatfield, South Africa.

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July 2013

A comparative histochemical study of the distribution of mucins in the gastrointestinal tracts of three insectivorous mammals.

Acta Histochem 2013 Jul 11;115(6):549-56. Epub 2013 Jan 11.

Department of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Stellenbosch, Tygerberg 7505, South Africa.

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July 2013

Patterns of ossification in southern versus northern placental mammals.

Evolution 2013 Jul 28;67(7):1994-2010. Epub 2013 Feb 28.

Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.

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July 2013

Comparative gastrointestinal morphology of three small mammalian insectivores: Acomys spinosissimus (Rodentia), Crocidura cyanea (Eulipotyphla), and Amblysomus hottentotus (Afrosoricida).

J Morphol 2013 Jun 13;274(6):615-26. Epub 2013 Feb 13.

Department of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Stellenbosch, Tygerberg 7505, South Africa.

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June 2013

Reproductive status and testosterone among females in cooperative mole-rat societies.

Gen Comp Endocrinol 2013 Jun 10;187:60-5. Epub 2013 Apr 10.

Department of Zoology and Entomology, Mammal Research Institute, University of Pretoria, Pretoria 0002, South Africa.

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June 2013

Nuclear organisation of some immunohistochemically identifiable neural systems in three Afrotherian species--Potomogale velox, Amblysomus hottentotus and Petrodromus tetradactylus.

J Chem Neuroanat 2013 May 18;50-51:48-65. Epub 2013 Mar 18.

School of Anatomical Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, 7 York Road, Parktown 2193, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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May 2013

Plasticity and constraints on social evolution in African mole-rats: ultimate and proximate factors.

Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 2013 May 8;368(1618):20120347. Epub 2013 Apr 8.

School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK.

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May 2013

Subterranean sympatry: an investigation into diet using stable isotope analysis.

PLoS One 2012 5;7(11):e48572. Epub 2012 Nov 5.

Department of Zoology and Entomology, Mammal Research Institute, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa.

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April 2013

Retrospective genetic characterisation of Encephalomyocarditis viruses from African elephant and swine recovers two distinct lineages in South Africa.

Vet Microbiol 2013 Feb 1;162(1):23-31. Epub 2012 Sep 1.

Mammal Research Institute, Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Pretoria, Private Bag X20, Hatfield, Pretoria 0028, South Africa.

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February 2013

The importance of the aggregation of ticks on small mammal hosts for the establishment and persistence of tick-borne pathogens: an investigation using the R(0) model.

Parasitology 2012 Oct 19;139(12):1605-13. Epub 2012 Jul 19.

Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa.

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October 2012