rana temporaria

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Summary: A species of the family Ranidae occurring in a wide variety of habitats from within the Arctic Circle to South Africa, Australia, etc.

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  1. Laurila A, Lindgren B, Laugen A. Antipredator defenses along a latitudinal gradient in Rana temporaria. Ecology. 2008;89:1399-413 pubmed
    ..We studied tadpole antipredator defenses in seven Rana temporaria populations collected along a 1500-km latitudinal gradient across Sweden, along which previous studies have ..
  2. Rosenfeld Y, Barra D, Simmaco M, Shai Y, Mangoni M. A synergism between temporins toward Gram-negative bacteria overcomes resistance imposed by the lipopolysaccharide protective layer. J Biol Chem. 2006;281:28565-74 pubmed
    ..Here we addressed this question using temporins A, B, and L isolated from Rana temporaria. We found that temporins A and B are only weakly active toward Gram-negative bacteria...
  3. Mortensen A, Kortner T, Arukwe A. Thyroid hormone-dependent gene expression as a biomarker of short-term 1,1-dichloro-2,2-bis(p-chlorophenyl)ethylene (DDE) exposure in European common frog (Rana temporaria) tadpoles. Biomarkers. 2006;11:524-37 pubmed
    ..DDE) were investigated after exposure of 4-week-old European common frog (Rana temporaria) (stage 36) tadpoles to two (0.001 and 0.01 ppm) DDE concentrations...
  4. Cunningham A, Hyatt A, Russell P, Bennett P. Experimental transmission of a ranavirus disease of common toads (Bufo bufo) to common frogs (Rana temporaria). Epidemiol Infect. 2007;135:1213-6 pubmed
    ..These results indicate that the same, or similar, viruses are affecting both frogs and toads in the field and confirm that ranavirus has emerged as an important cause of amphibian mortality in Britain...
  5. Hillman N, Whittles C, Pocock T, Williams B, Bates D. Differential effects of vascular endothelial growth factor-C and placental growth factor-1 on the hydraulic conductivity of frog mesenteric capillaries. J Vasc Res. 2001;38:176-86 pubmed
    ..This supports the hypothesis that chronic increases in microvascular permeability induced by VEGF are mediated via activation of VEGF-R2 rather than VEGF-R1...
  6. Voituron Y, Barré H, Ramløv H, Douady C. Freeze tolerance evolution among anurans: Frequency and timing of appearance. Cryobiology. 2009;58:241-7 pubmed publisher
    ..combination with new data on freezing tolerance of two closely related species of the European brown frogs (Rana temporaria and Rana dalmatina)...
  7. Richter Boix A, Teplitsky C, Rogell B, Laurila A. Local selection modifies phenotypic divergence among Rana temporaria populations in the presence of gene flow. Mol Ecol. 2010;19:716-31 pubmed publisher
    ..and regional variation in means and phenotypic plasticity of larval life history traits in the common frog Rana temporaria using six populations from central Sweden, breeding in either open-canopy or partially closed-canopy ponds...
  8. Pape P, Fenelon K, Lamboley C, Stachura D. Role of calsequestrin evaluated from changes in free and total calcium concentrations in the sarcoplasmic reticulum of frog cut skeletal muscle fibres. J Physiol. 2007;581:319-67 pubmed
    ..Although the results do not entirely rule out a more active role in the excitation-contraction coupling process, they do indicate that passive buffering of [Ca2+](SR) is a very important function of calsequestrin...
  9. Lesbarreres D, Primmer C, Laurila A, Merilä J. Environmental and population dependency of genetic variability-fitness correlations in Rana temporaria. Mol Ecol. 2005;14:311-23 pubmed
    ..We investigated GFCs in common frog (Rana temporaria) tadpoles reared under different temperatures and feeding regimes in four replicate populations...

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  1. Lind M, Johansson F. The degree of adaptive phenotypic plasticity is correlated with the spatial environmental heterogeneity experienced by island populations of Rana temporaria. J Evol Biol. 2007;20:1288-97 pubmed
    ..compared the development time and phenotypic plasticity in development time of populations of the common frog Rana temporaria, originating from 14 neighbouring islands off the coast of northern Sweden...
  2. Cano J, Laurila A, Pało J, Merilä J. Population differentiation in G matrix structure due to natural selection in Rana temporaria. Evolution. 2004;58:2013-20 pubmed
    ..and environmental influences on G using data from a factorial common-garden experiment where common frog (Rana temporaria) tadpoles from two divergent populations were exposed to three different environmental treatments...
  3. Van Buskirk J. Phenotypic lability and the evolution of predator-induced plasticity in tadpoles. Evolution. 2002;56:361-70 pubmed
    ..I measured the rate at which behavior and morphology of Rana temporaria tadpoles change when confronted with a switch in the predation environment at two points in development...
  4. Muir A, Thomas R, Biek R, Mable B. Using genetic variation to infer associations with climate in the common frog, Rana temporaria. Mol Ecol. 2013;22:3737-51 pubmed publisher
    ..The aim of this study was to predict responses of Rana temporaria to environmental change in Scotland by inferring historical and contemporary patterns of gene flow in ..
  5. Rowe G, Beebee T. Fitness and microsatellite diversity estimates were not correlated in two outbred anuran populations. Heredity (Edinb). 2001;87:558-65 pubmed
    Larval fitness traits were investigated in two anuran species (Bufo calamita and Rana temporaria) under controlled laboratory conditions, and allelic diversity measured in the same individuals at five and seven microsatellite loci, ..
  6. Phillimore A, Hadfield J, Jones O, Smithers R. Differences in spawning date between populations of common frog reveal local adaptation. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010;107:8292-7 pubmed publisher
    ..from across Britain), we compare the covariation in temperature and first spawning dates of the common frog (Rana temporaria) across space with that across time...
  7. Bodegas M, Villaro A, Burrell M, Rovira J, Valverde E, Ortiz De Zárate A, et al. An immunocytochemical and ultrastructural study of the larval anterior intestine of the frog Rana temporaria, with especial reference to endocrine cells. Tissue Cell. 1997;29:549-59 pubmed
    Endocrine cells of the larval intestine of Rana temporaria tadpoles have been identified by argyrophilic, immunocytochemical and electron-microscopical techniques...
  8. Laugen A, Kruuk L, Laurila A, Räsänen K, Stone J, Merilä J. Quantitative genetics of larval life-history traits in Rana temporaria in different environmental conditions. Genet Res. 2005;86:161-70 pubmed
    ..expression of genetic variability and maternal effects in three larval life-history traits of the amphibian Rana temporaria. In a factorial laboratory experiment, five widely separated populations (max...
  9. Usher Smith J, Skepper J, Fraser J, Huang C. Effect of repetitive stimulation on cell volume and its relationship to membrane potential in amphibian skeletal muscle. Pflugers Arch. 2006;452:231-9 pubmed
    ..stimulation on cell volume, V (c), and its relationship to membrane potential, E (m), was investigated in Rana temporaria striated muscle...
  10. Huang C. The influence of perchlorate ions on complex charging transients in amphibian striated muscle. J Physiol. 1998;506 ( Pt 3):699-714 pubmed
    ..Its interactions with the known RyR inhibitors that nevertheless conserve both the charge and its voltage sensitivity suggest a primary action upon the RyR that in turn exerts reciprocal actions upon the voltage sensor...
  11. Lindgren B, Laurila A. Proximate causes of adaptive growth rates: growth efficiency variation among latitudinal populations of Rana temporaria. J Evol Biol. 2005;18:820-8 pubmed
    ..We investigated growth, food intake and growth efficiency of Rana temporaria tadpoles from eight populations along a 1500 km latitudinal gradient across Sweden...
  12. Lind M, Johansson F. Testing the role of phenotypic plasticity for local adaptation: growth and development in time-constrained Rana temporaria populations. J Evol Biol. 2011;24:2696-704 pubmed publisher
    ..Tadpoles from island populations of Rana temporaria, locally adapted to different pool-drying regimes, were monitored in a common garden...
  13. Romek M, Krzysztofowicz E. Stereological analysis of mitochondria in embryos of Rana temporaria and Bufo bufo during cleavage. Folia Histochem Cytobiol. 2005;43:57-63 pubmed
    ..have been quantitatively determined in mature oocytes and in cleaving embryos of two anuran species Rana temporaria and Bufo bufo using stereological methods...
  14. Kowalczyk P, Sotowska Brochocka J. Changes in thyroid hormones in the serum and the thyroid gland of hibernating frogs, Rana temporaria L. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2000;119:172-80 pubmed
    The hypothalamo-pituitary-gonadal axis spontaneously activates in hibernating frogs, Rana temporaria, under constant conditions (0-4 degrees, darkness)...
  15. Gutleb A, Appelman J, Bronkhorst M, van den Berg J, Murk A. Effects of oral exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) on the development and metamorphosis of two amphibian species (Xenopus laevis and Rana temporaria). Sci Total Environ. 2000;262:147-57 pubmed
    ..of families of amphibians using the African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis) and the European common frog (Rana temporaria)...
  16. Vaykshnorayte M, Azarov J, Tsvetkova A, Vityazev V, Ovechkin A, Shmakov D. The contribution of ventricular apicobasal and transmural repolarization patterns to the development of the T wave body surface potentials in frogs (Rana temporaria) and pike (Esox lucius). Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol. 2011;159:39-45 pubmed publisher
    ..The present study suggests that the apicobasal repolarization gradient provides the major contribution to the development of the T wave potentials on the body surface in pike and frogs...
  17. Cunningham A, Tems C, Russell P. Immunohistochemical demonstration of Ranavirus Antigen in the tissues of infected frogs (Rana temporaria) with systemic haemorrhagic or cutaneous ulcerative disease. J Comp Pathol. 2008;138:3-11 pubmed
    Ranavirus disease emerged as a cause of annually recurring epidemic mortality of common frogs (Rana temporaria) in Britain in the late-1980s...
  18. Bögi C, Schwaiger J, Ferling H, Mallow U, Steineck C, Sinowatz F, et al. Endocrine effects of environmental pollution on Xenopus laevis and Rana temporaria. Environ Res. 2003;93:195-201 pubmed
    ..to disrupt the endocrine system under semifield conditions, two amphibian species, Xenopus laevis and Rana temporaria, were exposed to the effluent of a regional sewage treatment plant in South Bavaria during larval development ..
  19. Fenelon K, Pape P. Recruitment of Ca(2+) release channels by calcium-induced Ca(2+) release does not appear to occur in isolated Ca(2+) release sites in frog skeletal muscle. J Physiol. 2002;544:777-91 pubmed
    ..Since BAPTA never decreased f(Ca), the results indicate that neighbouring channels are not activated by CICR with small depolarisations when [Ca(SR)] is 300-3000 microM...
  20. Alho J, Matsuba C, Merilä J. Sex reversal and primary sex ratios in the common frog (Rana temporaria). Mol Ecol. 2010;19:1763-73 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we studied phenotypic and genotypic sex in the common frog (Rana temporaria) in a subarctic environment, where strongly female-biased sex ratios have raised the possibility of frequent ..
  21. Alho J, Herczeg G, Laugen A, Räsänen K, Laurila A, Merilä J. Allen's rule revisited: quantitative genetics of extremity length in the common frog along a latitudinal gradient. J Evol Biol. 2011;24:59-70 pubmed publisher
    ..We studied leg length in the common frog (Rana temporaria) along a 1500 km latitudinal gradient utilizing wild and common garden data...
  22. Teacher A, Garner T, Nichols R. Population genetic patterns suggest a behavioural change in wild common frogs (Rana temporaria) following disease outbreaks (Ranavirus). Mol Ecol. 2009;18:3163-72 pubmed publisher
    ..the impact of a viral disease (Ranavirus) on the population genetic structure of wild common frogs (Rana temporaria)...
  23. Muir A, Biek R, Thomas R, Mable B. Local adaptation with high gene flow: temperature parameters drive adaptation to altitude in the common frog (Rana temporaria). Mol Ecol. 2014;23:561-74 pubmed publisher
    ..High gene flow between high- and low-altitude common frog (Rana temporaria) breeding sites has previously been demonstrated in Scotland...
  24. Stefani F, Gentilli A, Sacchi R, Razzetti E, Pellitteri Rosa D, Pupin F, et al. Refugia within refugia as a key to disentangle the genetic pattern of a highly variable species: the case of Rana temporaria Linnaeus, 1758 (Anura, Ranidae). Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2012;65:718-26 pubmed publisher
    Two distinct lineages of Rana temporaria are known in the Palaearctic region, but it is uncertain whether this species persisted in one or more Pleistocene refugia. We resolved the phylogeographic history and genetic variability of R...
  25. Laurila A, Karttunen S, Merilä J. Adaptive phenotypic plasticity and genetics of larval life histories in two Rana temporaria populations. Evolution. 2002;56:617-27 pubmed
    ..variation in plastic responses to simulated pond-drying risk (three desiccation treatments) in two Rana temporaria populations originating from contrasting environments: (1) high desiccation risk with weak seasonal time ..
  26. Laugen A, Laurila A, Räsänen K, Merilä J. Latitudinal countergradient variation in the common frog (Rana temporaria) development rates--evidence for local adaptation. J Evol Biol. 2003;16:996-1005 pubmed
    ..investigated the patterns of phenotypic and genotypic differentiation in developmental rates of common frogs (Rana temporaria) along a ca. 1600 km latitudinal gradient across Scandinavia...
  27. Martin C, Petousi N, Chawla S, Hockaday A, Burgess A, Fraser J, et al. The effect of extracellular tonicity on the anatomy of triad complexes in amphibian skeletal muscle. J Muscle Res Cell Motil. 2003;24:407-15 pubmed
  28. Orizaola G, Dahl E, Nicieza A, Laurila A. Larval life history and anti-predator strategies are affected by breeding phenology in an amphibian. Oecologia. 2013;171:873-81 pubmed publisher
    ..We studied variation of anti-predator strategies in common frog (Rana temporaria) tadpoles in four populations from the two extremes of a latitudinal gradient across Sweden...
  29. Pape P, Carrier N. Calcium release and intramembranous charge movement in frog skeletal muscle fibres with reduced (< 250 microM) calcium content. J Physiol. 2002;539:253-66 pubmed
    ..The greater value of V- for Ca2+ release compared to Qgamma is consistent with multi-state models of the voltage sensor involving movement of Qgamma charge during non-activating transitions...
  30. Mansour N, Lahnsteiner F, Patzner R. Motility and cryopreservation of spermatozoa of European common frog, Rana temporaria. Theriogenology. 2010;74:724-32 pubmed publisher
    Motility and cryopreservation of testicular sperm of European common frog, Rana temporaria were investigated...
  31. Zeisset I, Beebee T. Larval fitness, microsatellite diversity and MHC class II diversity in common frog (Rana temporaria) populations. Heredity (Edinb). 2010;104:423-30 pubmed publisher
    ..Drift was probably the primary cause of genetic population structure at both types of loci. The use of functional loci to assess population genetic health should focus on the roles of specific alleles as well as overall diversity...
  32. Merilä J, Laurila A, Lindgren B. Variation in the degree and costs of adaptive phenotypic plasticity among Rana temporaria populations. J Evol Biol. 2004;17:1132-40 pubmed
    ..We compared the ability of southern and northern Scandinavian common frog (Rana temporaria) larvae originating from 10 different populations to accelerate their development in response to simulated ..
  33. Teacher A, Garner T, Nichols R. Evidence for directional selection at a novel major histocompatibility class I marker in wild common frogs (Rana temporaria) exposed to a viral pathogen (Ranavirus). PLoS ONE. 2009;4:e4616 pubmed publisher
    ..Xenopus, this region has not previously been studied in another popular model species, the common frog (Rana temporaria). Nor, to date, have there been any studies of MHC in wild amphibian host-pathogen systems...
  34. Lesbarreres D, Schmeller D, Primmer C, Merilä J. Genetic variability predicts common frog (Rana temporaria) size at metamorphosis in the wild. Heredity (Edinb). 2007;99:41-6 pubmed
    ..two fitness-related traits--size and age at metamorphosis--in two subartic populations of the common frog, Rana temporaria. We found that metamorphic size was positively correlated with individual heterozygosity (as estimated using ..
  35. Robson L, Hunter M. Mechanisms underlying regulation of a barium-sensitive K+ conductance by ATP in single proximal tubule cells isolated from frog kidney. J Membr Biol. 2005;204:39-47 pubmed
    ..Furthermore, the sensitivity to solution osmolality, coupled with the blocker profile of inhibition of volume regulation, suggests that G(Ba) could play a role in volume regulation...
  36. Bonin A, Taberlet P, Miaud C, Pompanon F. Explorative genome scan to detect candidate loci for adaptation along a gradient of altitude in the common frog (Rana temporaria). Mol Biol Evol. 2006;23:773-83 pubmed
    ..This study investigated the genetic frame of adaptation to a gradient of altitude in the common frog (Rana temporaria) by means of a genome scan based on 392 amplified fragment length polymorphism markers...
  37. Palo J, Schmeller D, Laurila A, Primmer C, Kuzmin S, Merilä J. High degree of population subdivision in a widespread amphibian. Mol Ecol. 2004;13:2631-44 pubmed
    ..mitochondrial DNA sequences, we investigated the large-scale population genetic structure of the common frog (Rana temporaria)--one of the most widespread amphibians of the Palearctic region...
  38. Palo J, Lesbarreres D, Schmeller D, Primmer C, Merilä J. Microsatellite marker data suggest sex-biased dispersal in the common frog Rana temporaria. Mol Ecol. 2004;13:2865-9 pubmed
    ..Using microsatellite data, we assessed signatures of sex-biased migration in the common frog (Rana temporaria) in Scandinavia...
  39. Fraser J, Middlebrook C, Usher Smith J, Schwiening C, Huang C. The effect of intracellular acidification on the relationship between cell volume and membrane potential in amphibian skeletal muscle. J Physiol. 2005;563:745-64 pubmed
    The relationship between cell volume (V(c)) and membrane potential (E(m)) in Rana temporaria striated muscle fibres was investigated under different conditions of intracellular acidification...
  40. Samgina T, Vorontsov E, Gorshkov V, Hakalehto E, Hanninen O, Zubarev R, et al. Composition and antimicrobial activity of the skin peptidome of Russian brown frog Rana temporaria. J Proteome Res. 2012;11:6213-22 pubmed publisher
    ..and ETD spectra has been carried out to clarify the composition of the skin peptidome of brown Russian frogs Rana temporaria. This approach allowed determinantion of 76 individual peptides, increasing 3-fold the identified portion of ..
  41. Pape P, Fenelon K, Carrier N. Extra activation component of calcium release in frog muscle fibres. J Physiol. 2002;542:867-86 pubmed
    ..The enhanced release probably involves CICR and appears to involve another positive feedback mechanism in which Ca(2+) release speeds up the activation of voltage sensors...
  42. Steiner U. Investment in defense and cost of predator-induced defense along a resource gradient. Oecologia. 2007;152:201-10 pubmed
    ..Furthermore, my results indicate that genetic linkages and mechanistic integration of multiple defensive traits and their associated costs may constrain time and resource allocation in ways that are not addressed in existing models...
  43. Johansson F, Lederer B, Lind M. Trait performance correlations across life stages under environmental stress conditions in the common frog, Rana temporaria. PLoS ONE. 2010;5:e11680 pubmed publisher
    ..body morphology and the locomotor performance traits expressed in different life stages of the common frog, Rana temporaria: swimming speed and acceleration in tadpoles; and jump-distance in froglets...
  44. Lind M, Ingvarsson P, Johansson H, Hall D, Johansson F. Gene flow and selection on phenotypic plasticity in an island system of Rana temporaria. Evolution. 2011;65:684-97 pubmed publisher
    ..on local adaptation and phenotypic plasticity in development time in island populations of the common frog Rana temporaria which breed in pools that differ in drying regimes...
  45. Fraser J, Wong K, Usher Smith J, Huang C. Membrane potentials in Rana temporaria muscle fibres in strongly hypertonic solutions. J Muscle Res Cell Motil. 2006;27:591-606 pubmed
    ..However, the observed positive changes in E(m) in the most strongly hypertonic solutions eventually exceeded these predictions suggesting additional limitations on Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase activity in strongly hypertonic solutions...
  46. Mangoni M, Rinaldi A, Di Giulio A, Mignogna G, Bozzi A, Barra D, et al. Structure-function relationships of temporins, small antimicrobial peptides from amphibian skin. Eur J Biochem. 2000;267:1447-54 pubmed
    Temporins, antimicrobial peptides of 10-13 residues, were isolated from secretions of Rana temporaria [Simmaco, M., Mignogna, G., Canofeni, S., Miele, R., Mangoni, M.L. & Barra, D. (1996) Eur. J. Biochem. 242, 788-792]...
  47. Usher Smith J, Fraser J, Bailey P, Griffin J, Huang C. The influence of intracellular lactate and H+ on cell volume in amphibian skeletal muscle. J Physiol. 2006;573:799-818 pubmed
    ..effects of intracellular lactate and proton accumulation on cell volume, Vc, were investigated in resting Rana temporaria striated muscle fibres...
  48. Bayley A, Hill B, Feist S. Susceptibility of the European common frog Rana temporaria to a panel of ranavirus isolates from fish and amphibian hosts. Dis Aquat Organ. 2013;103:171-83 pubmed publisher
    ..We undertook bath infection trials to assess the susceptibility of the European common frog Rana temporaria to 9 ranavirus isolates comprising doctor fish virus (DFV), European sheatfish virus (ESV), epizootic ..
  49. Johansson M, Primmer C, Merilä J. History vs. current demography: explaining the genetic population structure of the common frog (Rana temporaria). Mol Ecol. 2006;15:975-83 pubmed
    ..the patterns of genetic variability and differentiation at seven microsatellite loci in the common frog (Rana temporaria) in a hierarchical sampling scheme involving three regions (208-885 km apart), three subregions within ..
  50. Laugen A, Laurila A, Merilä J. Latitudinal and temperature-dependent variation in embryonic development and growth in Rana temporaria. Oecologia. 2003;135:548-54 pubmed
    ..We studied embryonic survival, growth and development rates in the common frog (Rana temporaria) along a 1,400-km latitudinal gradient across Sweden by raising embryos from four populations in the ..
  51. Chawla S, Skepper J, Hockaday A, Huang C. Calcium waves induced by hypertonic solutions in intact frog skeletal muscle fibres. J Physiol. 2001;536:351-9 pubmed
  52. Pape P, Carrier N. Effect of sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) calcium content on SR calcium release elicited by small voltage-clamp depolarizations in frog cut skeletal muscle fibers equilibrated with 20 mM EGTA. J Gen Physiol. 1998;112:161-79 pubmed
    Cut muscle fibers from Rana temporaria (sarcomere length, 3.5-3...
  53. Jørgensen M, Kanneworff M. Middle ear transmission in the grass frog, Rana temporaria. J Comp Physiol A. 1998;182:59-64 pubmed
    ..The lever ratio was approximately 6, i.e. somewhat higher than lever ratios reported for amniotes. Hence, the middle ear lever probably makes a significant contribution to impedance matching in frogs...