Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Diving bell spider, sea urchin, Arctic ground squirrel: on journal covers this week

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We maintain print subscriptions to many journals still, even for those we also access online.  Serendipitous discovery motivated by intriguing journal covers is one benefit of maintaining a print collection.  Three issues received yesterday have gorgeous photographs that are best appreciated in hand - stop by and pick one up!

Seymour, R. S. and Hetz, S. K. (2011).  The diving bell and the spider: the physical gill of Argyroneta aquaticaJ. Exp. Biol. 214, 2175-2181.  Photo, Stefan K. Hetz.

The cover of Development (July 1)  shows the "mouth of an adult sea urchin (Lytechinus variegatus) as the animal attempts to consume a fragment of seaweed.  This still frame from a rapid time-lapse sequence taken by Sarah A. Elliott and Nobuo Ueda at the 2010 Woods Hold MBL Embryology Course was chosen by readers of the Node."  (Cover explanation taken from the table of contents)

Arctic ground squirrel (Urocitellus parryii)

A hibernating Arctic ground squirrel graces the cover of The Journal of Neuroscience, July 27, illustrating an article beginning on page 10752.

Jinka, T. R., O. Toien, and K. L. Drew. (2011).  Season primes the brain in an arctic hibernator to facilitate entrance into torpor mediated by Adenosine A1 receptors.  J. Neurosci. 31, 10752-10758.

Photo by Lesa Hollen and Leone Thieman.

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