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  • Bacterial evolution in simple microcosms 

    Spiers, Andrew J. (Nova Publishers, 2013)
    Microcosms have been used extensively to investigate ecological factors, evolutionary dynamics and the underlying molecular biology of adapting populations of bacteria in experimental evolution studies. One such experimental ...
  • Environmental modification and niche construction: developing O2 gradients drive the evolution of the Wrinkly Spreader 

    Koza, Anna; Moshynets, Olena; Otten, Wilfred; Spiers, Andrew J. (International Society for Microbial Ecology, 2011-04)
    The evolutionary success of the novel Wrinkly Spreader (WS) genotypes in diversifying Pseudomonas fluorescens SBW25 populations in static liquid microcosms has been attributed to the greater availability of O2 at the ...
  • Evidence for the stress-linked immunocompetence handicap hypothesis in humans 

    Rantala, Markus J.; Moore, Fhionna R.; Skrinda, Ilona; Krama, Tatjana; Kivleniece, Inese; Kecko, Sanita; Krams, Indrikis (Nature Publishing Group, 2012-02-21)
    Secondary sexual traits that develop under the action of testosterone, such as masculine human male facial characteristics, have been proposed to signal the strength of the immune system due to the sex hormone's immunosuppressive ...
  • Evolution in a test tube: rise of the Wrinkly Spreaders 

    Green, Jennifer H.; Koza, Anna; Moshynets, Olena; Pajor, Radoslaw; Ritchie, Margaret R.; Spiers, Andrew J. (Routledge, 2011-03)
    Understanding evolutionary mechanisms is fundamental to a balanced biological education, yet practical demonstrations are rarely considered. In this paper we describe a bacterial liquid microcosm which can be used to ...
  • An instinct for detection: psychological perspectives on CCTV surveillance 

    Scott-Brown, Kenneth C.; Cronin, Patrick D. J. (Vathek Publishing, 2007-11)
    The aim of this article is to inform and stimulate a proactive, multidisciplinary approach to research and development in surveillance-based detective work. In this article we review some of the key psychological issues ...
  • Phylogenetic separation in limb use in captive gibbons (Hylobatidae): a comparison across the primate order 

    Mootnick, Alan R.; Cunningham, Clare L.; Baker, Elaine (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012-11)
    Although there have been few studies of self-scratching in primates, some have reported distinct differences in whether hands or feet are used, and these variations seem to reflect the evolutionary history of the Order. ...