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This study explored how a flying frugivorous mammal, the Egyptian fruit bat ( Rousettus aegyptiacus ), meets the increased energy requirements of reproduction. This bat feeds on low-protein fruit, and females have bimodal polyestrous cycles that are relatively long for a small mammal. We measured...
Flooding affects the abundance and distribution of plant species worldwide. Many plants are damaged or even killed by flooding events due to the associated oxygen deprivation in cells. Stimulated shoot elongation is an important adaptive mode that can restore contact of leaves with the atmosphere...