zebra finch


Alias: Taeniopygia guttata, Poephila guttata, Taeniopygia guttata (Vieillot, 1817), Taenopygia guttata

Top Publications

  1. Soderstrom K, Johnson F. Zebra finch CB1 cannabinoid receptor: pharmacology and in vivo and in vitro effects of activation. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2001;297:189-97 pubmed
    Zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata) learn vocal behavior during sensitive developmental periods, similar to the way in which human language is acquired. As adults, they recite the learned song pattern in a stereotyped manner...
  2. Velho T, Pinaud R, Rodrigues P, Mello C. Co-induction of activity-dependent genes in songbirds. Eur J Neurosci. 2005;22:1667-78 pubmed
    ..They also demonstrate that genes representing distinct genomic and cellular regulatory programs, namely early effectors and transcription factors, are co-activated in the same neuronal cells by a naturally learned stimulus. ..
  3. Teramitsu I, White S. FoxP2 regulation during undirected singing in adult songbirds. J Neurosci. 2006;26:7390-4 pubmed
    ..To address this question, we use a songbird, the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata), whose learned song and underlying circuitry are well characterized...
  4. Li X, Wang X, Tannenhauser J, Podell S, Mukherjee P, Hertel M, et al. Genomic resources for songbird research and their use in characterizing gene expression during brain development. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2007;104:6834-9 pubmed
    ..We made cDNA libraries from zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata) brains at different developmental stages...
  5. Thompson C, Schwabe F, Schoof A, Mendoza E, Gampe J, Rochefort C, et al. Young and intense: FoxP2 immunoreactivity in Area X varies with age, song stereotypy, and singing in male zebra finches. Front Neural Circuits. 2013;7:24 pubmed publisher
    ..Once integrated, levels of FoxP2 expression correlate with singing behavior. Together, these findings raise the possibility that FoxP2 levels may orchestrate song learning and song stereotypy in adults by a common mechanism...
  6. Holzenberger M, Jarvis E, Chong C, Grossman M, Nottebohm F, Scharff C. Selective expression of insulin-like growth factor II in the songbird brain. J Neurosci. 1997;17:6974-87 pubmed
    ..To address the molecular processes that govern this replacement, we cloned the zebra finch insulin-like growth factor II (IGF-II) cDNA, a factor known to regulate neuronal development and survival in ..
  7. Monti E, Bassi M, Papini N, Riboni M, Manzoni M, Venerando B, et al. Identification and expression of NEU3, a novel human sialidase associated to the plasma membrane. Biochem J. 2000;349:343-51 pubmed
    ..8. Immunofluorescence staining of the transfected COS7 cells demonstrated the protein's localization in the plasma membrane. ..
  8. Denisenko Nehrbass N, Jarvis E, Scharff C, Nottebohm F, Mello C. Site-specific retinoic acid production in the brain of adult songbirds. Neuron. 2000;27:359-70 pubmed
    ..Our results provide conclusive evidence for localized retinoic acid synthesis in an adult vertebrate brain and indicate that the retinoic acid-generating system plays a significant role in the maturation of a learned behavior. ..
  9. Fusani L, Metzdorf R, Hutchison J, Gahr M. Aromatase inhibition affects testosterone-induced masculinization of song and the neural song system in female canaries. J Neurobiol. 2003;54:370-9 pubmed
    ..Our results provide the first example of estrogen-sensitive mechanisms controlling the structural features of adult birdsong...

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  1. Agate R, Grisham W, Wade J, Mann S, Wingfield J, Schanen C, et al. Neural, not gonadal, origin of brain sex differences in a gynandromorphic finch. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2003;100:4873-8 pubmed
    ..Because both sides of the song circuit were more masculine than that of females, diffusible factors such as hormones of gonadal or neural origin also likely played a role in sexual differentiation. ..
  2. Monti E, Bassi M, Bresciani R, Civini S, Croci G, Papini N, et al. Molecular cloning and characterization of NEU4, the fourth member of the human sialidase gene family. Genomics. 2004;83:445-53 pubmed
    ..Immunofluorescence staining and Western blot analysis demonstrated the association of NEU4 with the inner cell membranes. ..
  3. Teramitsu I, Kudo L, London S, Geschwind D, White S. Parallel FoxP1 and FoxP2 expression in songbird and human brain predicts functional interaction. J Neurosci. 2004;24:3152-63 pubmed
    ..The specific colocalization of FoxP1 and FoxP2 found in several structures in the bird and human brain predicts that mutations in FOXP1 could also be related to speech disorders. ..
  4. Haesler S, Wada K, Nshdejan A, Morrisey E, Lints T, Jarvis E, et al. FoxP2 expression in avian vocal learners and non-learners. J Neurosci. 2004;24:3164-75 pubmed
    ..whether the expression pattern of FOXP2 is consistent with a role in learned vocal communication, we cloned zebra finch FoxP2 and its close relative FoxP1 and compared mRNA and protein distribution in developing and adult brains of ..
  5. Voigt C, Metzdorf R, Gahr M. Differential expression pattern and steroid hormone sensitivity of SNAP-25 and synaptoporin mRNA in the telencephalic song control nucleus HVC of the zebra finch. J Comp Neurol. 2004;475:83-94 pubmed
    ..The decreased HVC size is not area-specific but correlates with an overall reduction in size and an overall increase in cell density of the forebrain. ..
  6. Chen X, Agate R, Itoh Y, Arnold A. Sexually dimorphic expression of trkB, a Z-linked gene, in early posthatch zebra finch brain. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2005;102:7730-5 pubmed
    Sexual differentiation of the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata) neural song circuit is thought to be initiated by sex differences in sex chromosome gene expression in brain cells...
  7. Tang Y, Peabody C, Tomaszycki M, Wade J. Sexually dimorphic SCAMP1 expression in the forebrain motor pathway for song production of juvenile zebra finches. Dev Neurobiol. 2007;67:474-82 pubmed
    Mechanisms regulating sexual differentiation of the zebra finch song system are not well understood...
  8. Manzoni M, Colombi P, Papini N, Rubaga L, Tiso N, Preti A, et al. Molecular cloning and biochemical characterization of sialidases from zebrafish (Danio rerio). Biochem J. 2007;408:395-406 pubmed publisher
    ..Overall, the redundancy of sialidases together with their expression profile and their activity exerted on gangliosides of living cells indicate the biological relevance of this class of enzymes in zebrafish...
  9. Gahr M, Metzdorf R, Schmidl D, Wickler W. Bi-directional sexual dimorphisms of the song control nucleus HVC in a songbird with unison song. PLoS ONE. 2008;3:e3073 pubmed publisher
    ..Male-typical and female-typical sexual differentiation appears to act on different aspects of the phenotypes within the same brain areas, leading females and males to produce the same behaviour using different cellular mechanisms. ..
  10. Svec L, Licht K, Wade J. Pair bonding in the female zebra finch: a potential role for the nucleus taeniae. Neuroscience. 2009;160:275-83 pubmed publisher
    ..The results indicate that the nucleus taeniae may play some role in the maintenance of pair bonds in this species. Additionally, females may provide some signal to influence elements of the behavior of males. ..
  11. Gobes S, Ter Haar S, Vignal C, Vergne A, Mathevon N, Bolhuis J. Differential responsiveness in brain and behavior to sexually dimorphic long calls in male and female zebra finches. J Comp Neurol. 2009;516:312-20 pubmed publisher
    In zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata), as in most other songbird species, there are robust sex differences in brain morphology and vocal behavior...
  12. Tokarev K, Tiunova A, Scharff C, Anokhin K. Food for song: expression of c-Fos and ZENK in the zebra finch song nuclei during food aversion learning. PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e21157 pubmed publisher
    ..of two immediate-early genes (IEGs) c-Fos and ZENK in various regions of the song system in zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata) in response to an aversive food learning paradigm; this involves the association of a food item with a ..
  13. Giacopuzzi E, Barlati S, Preti A, Venerando B, Monti E, Borsani G, et al. Gallus gallus NEU3 sialidase as model to study protein evolution mechanism based on rapid evolving loops. BMC Biochem. 2011;12:45 pubmed publisher
    ..Giving the peculiar organization of the loop region identified in Gg NEU3, this protein can be considered of particular interest in such evolutionary studies and to get deeper insights in sialidase evolution. ..
  14. Murugan M, Harward S, Scharff C, Mooney R. Diminished FoxP2 levels affect dopaminergic modulation of corticostriatal signaling important to song variability. Neuron. 2013;80:1464-76 pubmed publisher
    ..These findings show that reduced FoxP2 levels interfere with the dopaminergic modulation of vocal variability, which may impede song and speech development by disrupting reinforcement learning mechanisms. ..
  15. Soderstrom K, Luo B. Late-postnatal cannabinoid exposure persistently increases FoxP2 expression within zebra finch striatum. Dev Neurobiol. 2010;70:195-203 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus, song-altering cannabinoid treatments are associated with persistent increases in basal expression of FoxP2 in zebra finch striatum.
  16. Ubuka T, Tsutsui K. Evolution of gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone receptor and its ligand. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2014;209:148-61 pubmed publisher
    ..six mammals (human, mouse, rat, cattle, cat, and rabbit), five birds (pigeon, chicken, turkey, budgerigar, and zebra finch), one reptile (green anole), one amphibian (Western clawed flog), six fishes (zebrafish, Nile tilapia, Fugu, ..
  17. Welch K, Allalou A, Sehgal P, Cheng J, Ashok A. Glucose transporter expression in an avian nectarivore: the ruby-throated hummingbird (Archilochus colubris). PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e77003 pubmed publisher
    ..4) expression in pectoralis, leg muscle, heart, liver, kidney, intestine and brain from both zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata) and ruby-throated hummingbirds (Archilochus colubris)...
  18. Prior N, Yap K, Mainwaring M, Adomat H, Crino O, Ma C, et al. Sex steroid profiles in zebra finches: Effects of reproductive state and domestication. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2017;244:108-117 pubmed publisher
    The zebra finch is a common model organism in neuroscience, endocrinology, and ethology. Zebra finches are generally considered opportunistic breeders, but the extent of their opportunism depends on the predictability of their habitat...
  19. Frankl Vilches C, Kuhl H, Werber M, Klages S, Kerick M, Bakker A, et al. Using the canary genome to decipher the evolution of hormone-sensitive gene regulation in seasonal singing birds. Genome Biol. 2015;16:19 pubmed publisher
    ..20% lack estrogen response elements and 4 to 8% lack androgen response elements in orthologous promoters in the zebra finch. The canary genome sequence and complementary expression analysis reveal intra-regional evolutionary changes in ..
  20. Yap K, Kim O, Harris K, Williams T. Physiological effects of increased foraging effort in a small passerine. J Exp Biol. 2017;220:4282-4291 pubmed publisher
    ..We experimentally manipulated foraging behaviour in zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata) using the technique described by Koetsier and Verhulst (2011) Birds in the 'high foraging effort' (HF) ..
  21. Knisbacher B, Levanon E. DNA Editing of LTR Retrotransposons Reveals the Impact of APOBECs on Vertebrate Genomes. Mol Biol Evol. 2016;33:554-67 pubmed publisher
    ..Unexpectedly, some birds and especially zebra finch and medium ground-finch (one of Darwin's finches) are exceptionally enriched in DNA editing...
  22. Warnefors M, Mössinger K, Halbert J, Studer T, Vandeberg J, Lindgren I, et al. Sex-biased microRNA expression in mammals and birds reveals underlying regulatory mechanisms and a role in dosage compensation. Genome Res. 2017;: pubmed publisher
    ..for dosage-sensitive genes on the Z Chromosome, based on computational and experimental data from chicken and zebra finch, and acts to equalize male-to-female expression ratios of its targets...
  23. Xu T, Gu L, Sun Y, Zhang X, Ye B, Liu X, et al. Characterization of MUSTN1 gene and its relationship with skeletal muscle development at postnatal stages in Pekin ducks. Genet Mol Res. 2015;14:4448-60 pubmed publisher
    ..encoded a 78-amino acid sequence, which showed high similarity with those of other species (96% similarity with zebra finch and 94% with chicken). In addition, a 6435-bp genomic DNA sequence of MUSTN1 was obtained...
  24. Park M, Kim S, Fetterer R, Dalloul R. Functional characterization of the turkey macrophage migration inhibitory factor. Dev Comp Immunol. 2016;61:198-207 pubmed publisher
    ..Multiple sequence alignment revealed 100%, 65%, 95% and 92% identity with chicken, duck, eagle and zebra finch MIFs, respectively...
  25. Ottem E, Bailey D, Jordan C, Breedlove S. With a little help from my friends: androgens tap BDNF signaling pathways to alter neural circuits. Neuroscience. 2013;239:124-38 pubmed publisher
    ..In a second vertebrate model, the zebra finch, androgens are critical for the development of several brain nuclei involved in song production in males...
  26. Winograd C, Clayton D, Ceman S. Expression of fragile X mental retardation protein within the vocal control system of developing and adult male zebra finches. Neuroscience. 2008;157:132-42 pubmed publisher
    ..retardation 1 gene or transcript (FMR1), in an animal model that learns to vocalize, namely the zebra finch Taeniopygia guttata (Tgu)...
  27. Currier H, Letcher R, Williams T, Elliott J. Effects of the bioaccumulative polybrominated diphenyl ether flame retardant congener BDE-47 on growth, development, and reproductive success in zebra finches. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol. 2015;94:140-5 pubmed publisher
    ..ether (BDE-47) on the growth and development, and subsequent breeding success of exposed zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata)...
  28. Hacohen Kleiman G, Barnea A, Gozes I. ADNP: A major autism mutated gene is differentially distributed (age and gender) in the songbird brain. Peptides. 2015;72:75-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Despite its importance in brain function, ADNP has never been studied in birds. Zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata) are highly social songbirds that have a sexually dichotomous anatomical brain structure, with males ..
  29. Mertins J, Bochkov A. Key to Species of the Genus Neocheyletiella (Acariformes: Cheyletidae), With Description of a New Species. J Med Entomol. 2014;51:1116-21 pubmed publisher
    ..of the genus Neocheyletiella Baker, 1949 (Acariformes: Cheyletidae) is described from the zebra finch, Taeniopygia guttata (Viellot, 1817) (Passeriformes: Estrildidae), from a laboratory colony at the Massachusetts Institute of ..
  30. Gobes S, Jennings R, Maeda R. The sensitive period for auditory-vocal learning in the zebra finch: Consequences of limited-model availability and multiple-tutor paradigms on song imitation. Behav Processes. 2017;: pubmed publisher
    Male zebra finches, Taeniopygia guttata, acquire their song during a sensitive period for auditory-vocal learning by imitating conspecific birds...
  31. Mendoza E, Tokarev K, Düring D, Retamosa E, Weiss M, Arpenik N, et al. Differential coexpression of FoxP1, FoxP2, and FoxP4 in the Zebra Finch (Taeniopygia guttata) song system. J Comp Neurol. 2015;523:1318-40 pubmed publisher
  32. Ikeda M, Jeon S, Cowell R, Remage Healey L. Norepinephrine Modulates Coding of Complex Vocalizations in the Songbird Auditory Cortex Independent of Local Neuroestrogen Synthesis. J Neurosci. 2015;35:9356-68 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we infused norepinephrine into the zebra finch auditory cortex and performed extracellular recordings to study the modulation of song representations in ..
  33. Perez E, Elie J, Boucaud I, Crouchet T, Soulage C, Soula H, et al. Physiological resonance between mates through calls as possible evidence of empathic processes in songbirds. Horm Behav. 2015;75:130-41 pubmed publisher
    ..We show that calls of male zebra finches Taeniopygia guttata produced during corticosterone treatment (after oral administration of exogenous corticosterone and during ..
  34. Davidson J, Balakrishnan C. Gene Regulatory Evolution During Speciation in a Songbird. G3 (Bethesda). 2016;6:1357-64 pubmed publisher
    ..RNA-seq libraries, we demonstrate abundant divergence in brain gene expression between zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata) subspecies...
  35. Lissandrello C, Gillis W, Shen J, Pearre B, Vitale F, Pasquali M, et al. A micro-scale printable nanoclip for electrical stimulation and recording in small nerves. J Neural Eng. 2017;14:036006 pubmed publisher
    ..We present data from stimulation-evoked responses of the tracheal syringeal (hypoglossal) nerve of the zebra finch, as well as quantification of nerve functionality at various time points post implant, demonstrating that the ..
  36. Faunes M, Botelho J, Wild J. Innervation of the syrinx of the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata). J Comp Neurol. 2017;525:2847-2860 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we studied the innervation of the avian vocal organ, the syrinx, in the zebra finch. Using a combination of immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence and neural tracing with subunit B of cholera ..
  37. Chen J, Jansen N, ten Cate C. Zebra finches are able to learn affixation-like patterns. Anim Cogn. 2016;19:65-73 pubmed publisher
    ..We addressed whether a songbird, the zebra finch, is able to discriminate between, and generalize, affixation-like patterns...
  38. Tomaszycki M, Zatirka B. Same-sex partner preference in zebra finches: pairing flexibility and choice. Arch Sex Behav. 2014;43:1469-75 pubmed publisher
    This study examined flexibility and choice in same-sex pair-bonding behavior in adult zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata)...
  39. Whenham N, Lu T, Maidin M, Wilson P, Bain M, Stevenson M, et al. Ovodefensins, an Oviduct-Specific Antimicrobial Gene Family, Have Evolved in Birds and Reptiles to Protect the Egg by Both Sequence and Intra-Six-Cysteine Sequence Motif Spacing. Biol Reprod. 2015;92:154 pubmed publisher
    ..to the albumen-producing region of the avian oviduct, expression was found in chicken, turkey, duck, and zebra finch in large quantities in many parts of the oviduct, but this varied between species and between gene forms in the ..
  40. Noguera J, Monaghan P, Metcalfe N. Interactive effects of early and later nutritional conditions on the adult antioxidant defence system in zebra finches. J Exp Biol. 2015;218:2211-7 pubmed publisher
    ..the micronutrient content of the diet during different periods of postnatal development in the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata)...
  41. Vincen Brown M, Whitesitt K, Quick F, Pilarski J. Studying respiratory rhythm generation in a developing bird: Hatching a new experimental model using the classic in vitro brainstem-spinal cord preparation. Respir Physiol Neurobiol. 2016;224:62-70 pubmed publisher
    ..In the present study, we used the altricial zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata) and show robust spontaneous motor outflow through cranial motor nerve IX, which is first detectable on ..
  42. Benichov J, Benezra S, Vallentin D, Globerson E, Long M, Tchernichovski O. The Forebrain Song System Mediates Predictive Call Timing in Female and Male Zebra Finches. Curr Biol. 2016;26:309-18 pubmed publisher
    ..Male zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata) are vocal learners that acquire a song resembling their tutors', whereas females can only produce innate ..
  43. Gao B, Wang S, Wang Y, Shen D, Xue S, Chen C, et al. Low diversity, activity, and density of transposable elements in five avian genomes. Funct Integr Genomics. 2017;17:427-439 pubmed publisher
    ..of transposable elements (TEs) across five avian genomes (budgerigar, chicken, turkey, medium ground finch, and zebra finch) to explore the potential reason of small genome sizes of birds...
  44. Agate R, Choe M, Arnold A. Sex differences in structure and expression of the sex chromosome genes CHD1Z and CHD1W in zebra finches. Mol Biol Evol. 2004;21:384-96 pubmed publisher
    ..pair of genes (CHD1Z and CHD1W) discovered on the avian Z and W sex chromosomes of the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata) to examine whether functional differences may have evolved...
  45. Jones S, Kennedy S. Feathers as a source of RNA for genomic studies in avian species. Ecotoxicology. 2015;24:55-60 pubmed publisher
    ..we were able to determine the amino acid sequence of the AHR LBD of three avian species: the chicken, the herring gull, and the zebra finch, and to categorize them based on the identity of amino acids at key sites within the LBD.
  46. Chen C, Ng C, Wu S, Chen J, Cheng P, Wu P, et al. Regulatory Differences in Natal Down Development between Altricial Zebra Finch and Precocial Chicken. Mol Biol Evol. 2016;33:2030-43 pubmed publisher
    ..To address this issue, we chose the altricial zebra finch and the precocial chicken as the model animals...
  47. Smiley K, Adkins Regan E. Lowering prolactin reduces post-hatch parental care in male and female zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata). Horm Behav. 2018;98:103-114 pubmed publisher
    ..This is one of the few causal studies to demonstrate that PRL is necessary for post-hatch care in a biparental songbird, and is the first to show this effect in zebra finches. ..
  48. Perkins M, Basu N. Dried blood spots for estimating mercury exposure in birds. Environ Pollut. 2018;236:236-246 pubmed publisher
    ..Lastly, we applied the method to DBS created using standard field methods from zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttatato) in the laboratory and American golden-plover (Pluvalis dominica) sampled in the field...
  49. Smiley K, Adkins Regan E. Relationship between prolactin, reproductive experience, and parental care in a biparental songbird, the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata). Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2016;232:17-24 pubmed publisher
    ..The zebra finch, a socially monogamous, biparental songbird, is an exceptionally useful animal model to study parental care and ..
  50. Farlie P, Davidson N, Baker N, Raabus M, Roeszler K, Hirst C, et al. Co-option of the cardiac transcription factor Nkx2.5 during development of the emu wing. Nat Commun. 2017;8:132 pubmed publisher
    ..5 to the forelimb in the emu embryo, but not in ostrich, or chicken and zebra finch, which have fully developed wings. Nkx2...
  51. Lampen J, Jones K, McAuley J, Chang S, Wade J. Arrhythmic song exposure increases ZENK expression in auditory cortical areas and nucleus taeniae of the adult zebra Finch. PLoS ONE. 2014;9:e108841 pubmed publisher
    ..In the context of other research in songbirds, we suggest that the increased activity in Tn may be related to the value of song for assessing mate choice and bonding or it may be related to perception of arrhythmic song as aversive. ..
  52. Basista M, Elliott K, Wu W, Hyson R, Bertram R, Johnson F. Independent premotor encoding of the sequence and structure of birdsong in avian cortex. J Neurosci. 2014;34:16821-34 pubmed publisher
    ..The songs of adult male zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata), produced as rapid sequences of vocal gestures (syllables), are encoded by the cortical premotor region ..
  53. Heston J, White S. Behavior-linked FoxP2 regulation enables zebra finch vocal learning. J Neurosci. 2015;35:2885-94 pubmed publisher
    ..Experimental knockdown of this enrichment in song control neurons of the zebra finch basal ganglia impairs tutor song imitation, indicating that adequate FoxP2 levels are necessary for normal ..
  54. Siddalls M, Currier T, Pang J, Lertpiriyapong K, Patterson M. Infestation of research zebra finch colony with 2 novel mite species. Comp Med. 2015;65:51-3 pubmed
    A zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata) housed in a neuroscience laboratory was observed to have numerous feather mites. Subsequently, similar mites were found on other birds in the animal facility and research space...
  55. Prior N, Soma K. Neuroendocrine regulation of long-term pair maintenance in the monogamous zebra finch. Horm Behav. 2015;76:11-22 pubmed publisher
    ..Third, the influence of breeding condition on affiliation is largely unknown. The zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata) is an excellent model system for examining the neuroendocrine regulation of affiliative behaviors, ..
  56. Honarmand M, Thompson C, Schatton A, Kipper S, Scharff C. Early developmental stress negatively affects neuronal recruitment to avian song system nucleus HVC. Dev Neurobiol. 2016;76:107-18 pubmed publisher
    ..We provided different quality diets (LOW and HIGH) by varying the husks-to-seeds ratio to zebra finch families for the first 35 days after the young hatched (PHD)...
  57. Sköld Chiriac S, Nord A, Tobler M, Nilsson J, Hasselquist D. Body temperature changes during simulated bacterial infection in a songbird: fever at night and hypothermia during the day. J Exp Biol. 2015;218:2961-9 pubmed publisher
    ..aspects of fever and other sickness behaviours (circadian variation, dose dependence) in a small songbird, the zebra finch. We injected lipopolysaccharide (LPS) at the beginning of either the day or the night, and subsequently ..
  58. Knief U, Forstmeier W. Mapping centromeres of microchromosomes in the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata) using half-tetrad analysis. Chromosoma. 2016;125:757-68 pubmed publisher
    ..The current genome assembly of the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata) comprises 32 chromosomes, but only for the ten largest chromosomes centromere positions have been mapped ..
  59. Wu R, Liu Q, Zhang P, Liang D. Tandem amino acid repeats in the green anole (Anolis carolinensis) and other squamates may have a role in increasing genetic variability. BMC Genomics. 2016;17:109 pubmed publisher
    ..data set from six vertebrates (the Western clawed frog, the green anole, the Chinese softshell turtle, the zebra finch, mouse and human)...
  60. Hou P, Kumamoto T, Hanashima C. A Sensitive and Versatile In Situ Hybridization Protocol for Gene Expression Analysis in Developing Amniote Brains. Methods Mol Biol. 2017;1650:319-334 pubmed publisher
    ..a versatile in situ hybridization method that is immediately applicable to a range of amniote embryos including zebra finch and Madagascar ground gecko, two new model organisms that have rapidly emerged for comparative brain studies ..
  61. Louder M, Hauber M, Balakrishnan C. Early social experience alters transcriptomic responses to species-specific song stimuli in female songbirds. Behav Brain Res. 2018;347:69-76 pubmed publisher
    ..we compare the transcriptomic profiles, via RNA-seq, of non-singing females of a songbird, the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata), by focusing on the auditory forebrain, a region known to be critical in the processing of conspecific vs...
  62. Januszewski M, Kornfeld J, Li P, Pope A, Blakely T, Lindsey L, et al. High-precision automated reconstruction of neurons with flood-filling networks. Nat Methods. 2018;15:605-610 pubmed publisher
    ..flood-filling networks to trace neurons in a dataset obtained by serial block-face electron microscopy of a zebra finch brain. Using our method, we achieved a mean error-free neurite path length of 1...
  63. Sakata J, Hampton C, Brainard M. Social modulation of sequence and syllable variability in adult birdsong. J Neurophysiol. 2008;99:1700-11 pubmed publisher
    ..However, studies in the zebra finch indicate that variability in one song feature--the structure of individual syllables--is actively regulated and ..
  64. Whitney O, Pfenning A, Howard J, Blatti C, Liu F, Ward J, et al. Core and region-enriched networks of behaviorally regulated genes and the singing genome. Science. 2014;346:1256780 pubmed publisher
    ..a striking regional diversity of both basal and singing-induced programs in the four key song nuclei of the zebra finch, a vocal learning songbird...
  65. Ahmadiantehrani S, London S. A reliable and flexible gene manipulation strategy in posthatch zebra finch brain. Sci Rep. 2017;7:43244 pubmed publisher
    ..the in vivo electroporation strategy used in utero in rodents and in ovo in poultry, and apply it to posthatch zebra finch songbird chicks...
  66. Scully E, Hahn A, Campbell K, McMillan N, Congdon J, Sturdy C. ZENK expression following conspecific and heterospecific playback in the zebra finch auditory forebrain. Behav Brain Res. 2017;331:151-158 pubmed publisher
    Zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata) are sexually dimorphic songbirds, not only in appearance but also in vocal production: while males produce both calls and songs, females only produce calls...
  67. Thode C, Bock J, Braun K, Darlison M. The chicken immediate-early gene ZENK is expressed in the medio-rostral neostriatum/hyperstriatum ventrale, a brain region involved in acoustic imprinting, and is up-regulated after exposure to an auditory stimulus. Neuroscience. 2005;130:611-7 pubmed
    ..In addition, our results indicate that the ZENK mRNA may be used as a molecular marker for MNH, a region that is difficult to anatomically and histochemically delineate. ..
  68. Louder M, Voss H, Manna T, Carryl S, London S, Balakrishnan C, et al. Shared neural substrates for song discrimination in parental and parasitic songbirds. Neurosci Lett. 2016;622:49-54 pubmed publisher
    ..In parental songbirds (e.g. zebra finch Taeniopygia guttata), the primary and secondary auditory forebrain areas are known to be critical in the differential ..
  69. Shientag L, Garlick D, Galati E. Amyloidosis in a Captive Zebra Finch (Taeniopygia guttata) Research Colony. Comp Med. 2016;66:225-34 pubmed
    Five birds in a captive zebra finch research colony were diagnosed with systemic amyloidosis within a 7-mo period by means of postmortem Congo red staining and green birefringence under polarized light...
  70. Lukacova K, Baciak L, Pavukova E, Pichova K, Kašparová S, Kubikova L. Imaging of striatal injury in a songbird brain. Gen Physiol Biophys. 2017;36:23-29 pubmed publisher
    ..nucleus Area X that controls vocal learning in juveniles and affects song in adult songbird zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata)...
  71. Reichert S, Froy H, Boner W, Burg T, Daunt F, Gillespie R, et al. Telomere length measurement by qPCR in birds is affected by storage method of blood samples. Oecologia. 2017;184:341-350 pubmed publisher
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    ..in that females tutored by wild-type conspecific or heterospecific songs showed a similar increased response to zebra finch songs (wild-type or isolate), but females tutored by isolate song showed no differential response to ..
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    ..To elucidate this question, we cloned all three chicken Tas2rs, the two turkey Tas2rs, three zebra finch Tas2rs, and six Tas2rs of the Western clawed frog representative of major branches of the phylogenetic tree, ..
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    This protocol describes a method for the in vivo measurement of steroid hormones in brain circuits of the zebra finch. A guide cannula is surgically implanted into the skull, microdilysate is collected through a microdialysis probe that ..
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    Two subspecies of zebra finch, Taeniopygia guttata castanotis and T. g. guttata are native to Australia and the Lesser Sunda Islands, respectively...
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    ..nutritional conditions experienced during different periods of early development by female zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata) on measures of management and acquisition of body reserves...
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    ..In addition, we identified the medial amygdala of the zebra finch. Like in the chickens and mice, it is located in the subpallium and is rich in cells of pallido-preoptic origin,..
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    ..These data suggest that COX activity, perhaps via consequent prostaglandin secretion, may induce aromatase expression and central E2, an effect that is detectable in temporally distinct patterns between sexes...
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    Sex differences in the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata) brain are robust and include differences in morphology (song control nuclei in males are significantly larger) and behavior (only males sing courtship songs)...
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    ..that led to each species' genome organization, we determined that the fastest rate of change occurred in the zebra finch and budgerigar, consistent with rapid speciation events in the Passeriformes and Psittaciformes...
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    ..Here we use the yellowbeak mutation in the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata) to investigate the genetic basis of red coloration...
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    The estrogen-synthesizing enzyme aromatase is abundant at the synapse in the zebra finch hippocampus (HP), and its inhibition impairs spatial memory function...
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