Cover ImageCover: The Adelaide rosella (Platycercus elegans adelaidae) is part of a species complex that has highly variable plumage colour, from deep crimson to pale yellow. Theory suggests colour vision co-evolves with plumage coloration and consequently P. elegans would be an ideal candidate for such within-species differences in colour vision, not found hitherto in birds. In preparation for such a test, Knott et al. (pp. 4454−4461) measured retinal photoreceptor spectral sensitivity and sequenced the visual opsin genes from P. e. adelaidae and found some opsins possessed novel extensions, or showed unusual splicing events, not previously observed in any vertebrate opsin. Photo credit: Raoul Ribot.Close Modal
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High metabolic and water-loss rates in caterpillar aggregations: evidence against the resource-conservation hypothesis
Exclusive localization of carbonic anhydrase in bacteriocytes of the deep-sea clam Calyptogena okutanii with thioautotrophic symbiotic bacteria
Phylogeny and effects of anoxia on hyperpolarization-activated cyclic nucleotide-gated channel gene expression in the heart of a primitive chordate, the Pacific hagfish (Eptatretus stoutii)
Celebrating 100 years of discovery
We are proud to be celebrating 100 years of discovery in Journal of Experimental Biology. Visit our centenary webpage to find out more about how we are marking this historic milestone.
Craig Franklin launches our centenary celebrations
Editor-in-Chief Craig Franklin reflects on 100 years of JEB and looks forward to our centenary celebrations, including a supplementary special issue, a new early-career researcher interview series and the launch of our latest funding initiatives.
Looking back on the first issue of JEB
Journal of Experimental Biology launched in 1923 as The British Journal of Experimental Biology. As we celebrate our centenary, we look back at that first issue and the zoologists publishing their work in the new journal.
Biology Communication Workshop: Engaging the world in the excitement of research
We are delighted to be sponsoring a Biology Communication Workshop for early-career researchers as part of JEB’s centenary celebrations. The workshop focuses on how to effectively communicate your science to other researchers and the public and takes place the day before the CSZ annual meeting, on 14 May 2023. Find out more and apply here.
Mexican fruit flies wave for distraction
Dinesh Rao and colleagues have discovered that Mexican fruit flies vanish in a blur in the eyes of predatory spiders when they wave their wings at the arachnids, buying the flies time to make their escape.