Journal of Experimental Biology is the leading primary research journal in comparative physiology and publishes papers on the form and function of living organisms at all levels of biological organisation, from the molecular and subcellular to the integrated whole animal.
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A series of Review articles discussing the molecular architecture and assembly of the structures that are fundamental to muscle function through to our current understanding of fuel use and how muscle powers locomotion; this special issue connects diverse research perspectives to tackle how recent insights have modified and expanded our understanding of skeletal muscle.
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Australia is home to some of the planet’s most iconic creatures and it now turns out that one of the lesser known indiginous species, the spikey short-beaked echidna, is essential for the health of Australia’s soils. Christofer Clemente from University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia, and collaborators have measured the animal’s activity levels and calculated that each burrowing echidna could move 200 m3 of soil a year, making them fundamental to the ecology of the continent.
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