Researchers, including Paul Hohenlohe of the University of Idaho, Moscow, have discovered that the green anoles
sharing their islands with invaders evolve to be better suited to life higher in the islands' trees--and fast.
Possible causes for the rapid decline in population density of green anoles
, Anolis carolinensis (Sauria: Polychrotidae) following invasion by the brown anole
, Anolis sagrei, in the southeastern United States.
Functional genomics studies are needed to better understand the potential role and importance of these and other physiological processes to temperature-mediated local adaptation within the green anole
scapularis, and while some lizard species have been shown to be competent reservoirs (Southeastern five-line Skinks, Green Anoles
) for Lyme Borrelia, others seem to be refractory (Western Fence Lizard).
From the footage at about nine minutes into the video, it is evident that at least one of the anole
lizards was quite furious about being plucked away from the tree fern where he was sleeping on a moonless night.
His anxieties range from worrying about his pet anole
to the relentless pestering of the new girl to trepidations about the national science competition his class is entering - what project can he come up with impress and amaze the judges?
Differential binding affinities of PCBs, HO-PCBs, and Aroclors with recombinant human, rainbow trout (Onchorhynkiss mykiss), and green anole
(Anolis carolinensis) estrogen receptors, using a semi-high throughput competitive binding assay.
Niche structure on an anole
community in a tropical rain forest within the Choco Region of Colombia.
"And for reptiles," says Warren, "there's the turtle genome we're sequencing now, and the green anole
lizard was recently sequenced.
"The best of this summer's blockbuster comparisons of humans, mice, dogs, opossums, and green anole
lizards with platypuses."