The Company of Biologists

The Company of Biologists (COB) is a U.K non-profit organization formed in 1925 by G.P. Bidder to support the Journal of Experimental Biology. Today, COB finances three journals, other publications, traveling fellowships, and grants to societies and related organizations. Notable among the publications are; The Journal of Cell Science, Development, The Journal of Experimental Biology and Disease Models & Mechanisms. COB allows free use of journal articles six-months after publication. Interested parties may purchase full text newer articles on-line. COB invites inquiries and provides attractive rates for subscriptions to the aforementioned journals to students and institutions.

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Pregnant pipefish fathers are not super dads

Many aquatic species have a reputation for negligent parenting. Having cast their gametes to the currents, they abandon their offspring to their fate. However, hands-on parenting is taken to a whole new dimension in the Syngnathidae ...

dateJun 03, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Backswimmers use buoyancy aid like a gill

Ever since he can remember, Karl Jones has been fascinated by the animals that live in streams. 'I grew up next to a river in the Adelaide Hills where I spent many hours catching the creatures that live there', he recalls; ...

dateNov 04, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Diving dolphins are exhalation champions

Every air-breathing marine mammal faces a multitude of challenges as it dives beneath the waves: carbon dioxide and nitrogen accumulation in the blood can cause intoxication and decompression sickness, while low internal ...

dateJul 08, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Chameleons' eyes are not so independent

Famed for their ability to change colour, chameleons have yet another mind-boggling talent: their eyes appear to swivel completely independently. This means that they can simultaneously track two completely different views ...

dateJul 08, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Tarantula coordination disintegrates in heat

Scuttling across the floor, a spider's movements have more in common with robots than you may at first realise. Instead of contracting muscles to extend a limb, spiders inflate their joints with haemolymph to straighten them ...

dateApr 03, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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