Cover ImageCover: Xenopus laevis is an obligatorily aquatic frog. A blade element model was used to estimate hydrodynamic forces on X. laevis feet during swimming (pp. 3181−3194). Using this approach, Richards resolved thrust produced by rotational foot motion (blue arrows) and thrust produced by foot translation (red arrows). This analysis revealed that X. laevis depend on rotational foot motion (caused by ankle extension) far more than foot translation (driven by hip and knee extension) to power swimming. A general frog model was developed to further explore links between foot kinematics and swimming performance. Photo: Christopher Richards and Ed Yoo.Close Modal
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Larval anopheline mosquito recta exhibit a dramatic change in localization patterns of ion transport proteins in response to shifting salinity: a comparison between anopheline and culicine larvae
Effects of hypothermia on gene expression in zebrafish gills:upregulation in differentiation and function of ionocytes as compensatory responses
A glucagon-like endocrine pathway in Drosophila modulates both lipid and carbohydrate homeostasis
AMP-activated protein kinase activity during metabolic rate depression in the hypoxic goldfish, Carassius auratus
African penguins (Spheniscus demersus) can detect dimethyl sulphide, a prey-related odour
Investigating onychophoran gas exchange and water balance as a means to inform current controversies in arthropod physiology
Pitching stabilization via caudal fin-wave propagation in a forward-sinking parrot cichlid (Cichlasoma citrinellum × Cichlasoma synspilum)
Effects of [Ca2+]i and pH on epithelial Na+ channel activity of cultured mouse cortical collecting ducts
The kinematic determinants of anuran swimming performance: an inverse and forward dynamics approach
Systematic differences in membrane acyl composition associated with varying body mass in mammals occur in all phospholipid classes: an analysis of kidney and brain
New funding schemes for junior faculty staff
In celebration of our 100th anniversary, JEB has launched two new grants to support junior faculty staff working in animal comparative physiology and biomechanics who are within five years of setting up their first lab/research group. Check out our ECR Visiting Fellowships and Research Partnership Kickstart Travel Grants. First deadline for applications is 15 July 2023.
JEB@100: an interview with Monitoring Editor Sanjay Sane
Sanjay Sane tells us about his first experience of publishing with the journal and why he thinks JEB is going to play a key role in our understanding of the current climate crisis and its implications for biodiversity.
The Forest of Biologists
The Forest of Biologists is a biodiversity initiative created by The Company of Biologists, with support from the Woodland Trust. For every Research and Review article published in Journal of Experimental Biology a native tree is planted in a UK forest. In addition to this we are protecting and restoring ancient woodland and are dedicating these trees to our peer reviewers. Visit our virtual forest to learn more.
Celebrating 100 years of discovery
This Special Issue focuses on broad biological questions addressed through the lens of comparative biomechanics. Crosscutting through time, this series of Reviews, Commentaries and Research Articles addresses questions from the vantage points of the history of the field, today’s research, and the future of comparative biomechanics. Read the Editorial by Sheila Patek, Monica Daley and Sanjay Sane.
Centenary Review - Adaptive echolocation behavior
Cynthia F. Moss and colleagues Review the behaviours used by echolocating mammals to track and intercept moving prey, interrogate dynamic sonar scenes, and exploit visual and passive acoustic stimuli.
Crucial DNA at crux of insect wing size evolution
Keity Farfán-Pira and colleagues have revealed that a tiny region of regulatory DNA in the vestigial gene governs whether insect wings are large or small and has played a key role in the evolution of insect wing size.