coturnix

Summary

Summary: A genus of BIRDS in the family Phasianidae, order GALLIFORMES, containing the common European and other Old World QUAIL.

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  1. Hackl R, Bromundt V, Daisley J, Kotrschal K, Möstl E. Distribution and origin of steroid hormones in the yolk of Japanese quail eggs (Coturnix coturnix japonica). J Comp Physiol B. 2003;173:327-31 pubmed
    ..1% of the radioactivity entered the yolk. We conclude that steroid concentrations in the yolk layers reflected progesterone and androgen production of the cells of the follicular wall at the time...
  2. Liu J, Song Y, Cheng K, Silversides F. Production of donor-derived offspring from cryopreserved ovarian tissue in Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica). Biol Reprod. 2010;83:15-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Pieces of ovarian tissue of week-old Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica) were frozen at 0.5 degrees C/min in a programmable freezer or vitrified by immersion in liquid nitrogen...
  3. Wang R, Wang F, Zhao J, Qi M, Ning C, Zhang L, et al. Cryptosporidium spp. in quails (Coturnix coturnix japonica) in Henan, China: molecular characterization and public health significance. Vet Parasitol. 2012;187:534-7 pubmed publisher
    The prevalence of Cryptosporidium spp. was investigated in scale quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica) farms in Henan Province, China between September 2006 and August 2007...
  4. Szabo A, Rupp P, Rongish B, Little C, Czirok A. Extracellular matrix fluctuations during early embryogenesis. Phys Biol. 2011;8:045006 pubmed publisher
    ..The high resolution of the velocity fields allows a detailed spatio-temporal characterization of important morphogenetic processes, especially tissue dynamics surrounding the embryonic organizer (Hensen's node)...
  5. Pankovics P, Boros A, Reuter G. Novel picornavirus in domesticated common quail (Coturnix coturnix) in Hungary. Arch Virol. 2012;157:525-30 pubmed publisher
    This study reports the detection of a novel picornavirus in domesticated common quail (Coturnix coturnix) in Hungary...
  6. Calandreau L, Bertin A, Boissy A, Arnould C, Constantin P, Desmedt A, et al. Effect of one week of stress on emotional reactivity and learning and memory performances in Japanese quail. Behav Brain Res. 2011;217:104-10 pubmed publisher
    ..Such a stress period can improve spatial learning performances in quail supporting the critical role played by the duration of the stress period on cognitive performance...
  7. Li C, Suzuki A, Takahashi S, Taneda S, Watanabe G, Taya K. Effects of 3-methyl-4-nitrophenol on the reproductive toxicity in female Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica). Biol Pharm Bull. 2008;31:2158-61 pubmed
    ..of the insecticide fenitrothion, has reproductive toxicity in adult male and immature female Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica). Here we investigated effects of PNMC on the reproductive toxicity of mature female Japanese quail...
  8. Guibert F, Richard Yris M, Lumineau S, Kotrschal K, Guémené D, Bertin A, et al. Social instability in laying quail: consequences on yolk steroids and offspring's phenotype. PLoS ONE. 2010;5:e14069 pubmed publisher
  9. Cohen Barnhouse A, Zwiernik M, Link J, Fitzgerald S, Kennedy S, Giesy J, et al. Developmental and posthatch effects of in ovo exposure to 2,3,7,8-TCDD, 2,3,4,7,8-PECDF, and 2,3,7,8-TCDF in Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica), common pheasant (Phasianus colchicus), and white leghorn chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus) embryos. Environ Toxicol Chem. 2011;30:1659-68 pubmed publisher
    ..egg was the chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus), common pheasant (Phasianus colchicus), and Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica) based on embryo mortality and hepatic enzyme induction...

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  1. Guibert F, Richard Yris M, Lumineau S, Kotrschal K, Möstl E, Houdelier C. Yolk testosterone levels and offspring phenotype correlate with parental age in a precocial bird. Physiol Behav. 2012;105:242-50 pubmed publisher
    ..Our study shows, for the first time in a bird species, a strong impact of parental age on offspring phenotype, and especially on behaviour, an impact that is possibly mediated via modulation of yolk testosterone content...
  2. Myint S, Kinoshita K, Shimogiri T, Ibrahim H, Tsusaki T, Tanoue T, et al. Effect of polymorphism in egg white lysozyme on muramidase and antibacterial activities as well as hatchability in the Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica). J Anim Sci. 2012;90:1747-55 pubmed publisher
    ..Three phenotypes of egg white lysozyme in Japanese quail, Coturnix japonica, (namely fast; slow; and the combination, FS) were observed by acid polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis...
  3. Kultima K, Nilsson A, Scholz B, Rossbach U, Fälth M, Andren P. Development and evaluation of normalization methods for label-free relative quantification of endogenous peptides. Mol Cell Proteomics. 2009;8:2285-95 pubmed publisher
    ..Linear regression normalization (Regr) performed second best and decreased median S.D. by 38% on average compared with raw data. All other examined methods reduced median S.D. by 20-30% on average compared with raw data...
  4. Minvielle F, Cecchi T, Passamonti P, Gourichon D, Renieri C. Plumage colour mutations and melanins in the feathers of the Japanese quail: a first comparison. Anim Genet. 2009;40:971-4 pubmed publisher
    ..The results showed that rusty was not likely to be a dilution mutation...
  5. Okuliarová M, Sárniková B, Rettenbacher S, Skrobánek P, Zeman M. Yolk testosterone and corticosterone in hierarchical follicles and laid eggs of Japanese quail exposed to long-term restraint stress. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2010;165:91-6 pubmed publisher
    ..Lower testosterone and increased corticosterone yolk concentrations in stressed quail may represent signals mediating information about adverse environmental conditions from the mother to progeny...
  6. Formanek L, Richard Yris M, Houdelier C, Lumineau S. Epigenetic maternal effects on endogenous rhythms in precocial birds. Chronobiol Int. 2009;26:396-414 pubmed publisher
    ..present study evaluated non-genomic effects of mothers on the development of rhythms of precocial Japanese quail (Coturnix c. japonica). First, we investigated the influence of mothering on the ontogeny of endogenous rhythms of young...
  7. Schweitzer C, Poindron P, Arnould C. Social motivation affects the display of individual discrimination in young and adult Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica). Dev Psychobiol. 2009;51:311-21 pubmed publisher
    ..Moreover, this study reveals for the first time in this species that social motivation and age both influence the display of individual discrimination...
  8. Jeong O, Kim M, Kim M, Kang H, Kim H, Kim Y, et al. Experimental infection of chickens, ducks and quails with the highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus. J Vet Sci. 2009;10:53-60 pubmed
    ..Our observations suggest that duck and quail farms should be monitored particularly closely for the presence of HPAIV so that further virus transmission to other avian or mammalian hosts can be prevented...
  9. Yee K, Cardona C, Carpenter T. Transmission of low-pathogenicity avian influenza virus of subtype H6N2 from chickens to Pekin ducks and Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica). Avian Pathol. 2009;38:59-64 pubmed publisher
  10. Cilloni F, Toffan A, Giannecchini S, Clausi V, Azzi A, Capua I, et al. Increased pathogenicity and shedding in chickens of a wild bird-origin low pathogenicity avian influenza virus of the H7N3 subtype following multiple in vivo passages in quail and turkey. Avian Dis. 2010;54:555-7 pubmed
    ..This is the first time turkey has been shown to act as a species in which a virus from the wild reservoir can increase its replication activity in other domestic species...
  11. Muir W, Bijma P, Schinckel A. Multilevel selection with kin and non-kin groups, experimental results with Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica). Evolution. 2013;67:1598-606 pubmed publisher
  12. Cohen Barnhouse A, Zwiernik M, Link J, Fitzgerald S, Kennedy S, Hervé J, et al. Sensitivity of Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica), Common pheasant (Phasianus colchicus), and White Leghorn chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus) embryos to in ovo exposure to TCDD, PeCDF, and TCDF. Toxicol Sci. 2011;119:93-103 pubmed publisher
    ..TCDF) and 2,3,4,7,8-pentachlorodibenzofuran (PeCDF) were compared with TCDD for Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica; least sensitive), Common pheasant (Phasianus colchicus; moderately sensitive), and White Leghorn ..
  13. Singh R, Sastry K, Shit N, Pandey N, Singh K, Mohan J, et al. Cloacal gland foam enhances motility and disaggregation of spermatozoa in Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica). Theriogenology. 2011;75:563-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Furthermore, low molecular weight (3-10 KDa) components in the foam may responsible for sperm disaggregation...
  14. Afrose S, Hossain M, Tsujii H. Hypocholesterolemic effect of karaya saponin in Japanese laying quails (Coturnix coturnix japonica). J Anim Physiol Anim Nutr (Berl). 2011;95:693-700 pubmed publisher
    ..Therefore, the dietary supplementation of 75 mg/kg karaya saponin may be a feasible means of producing quail eggs with lower cholesterol and higher PUFA content for health conscious consumers...
  15. Calandreau L, Favreau Peigné A, Bertin A, Constantin P, Arnould C, Laurence A, et al. Higher inherent fearfulness potentiates the effects of chronic stress in the Japanese quail. Behav Brain Res. 2011;225:505-10 pubmed publisher
    ..They also highlight emotional reactivity as an important predisposing factor for the occurrence of the adverse effects of chronic stress in birds...
  16. Nain S, Smits J. Validation of a disease model in Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica) with the use of Escherichia coli serogroup O2 isolated from a turkey. Can J Vet Res. 2011;75:171-5 pubmed
    ..coli. These findings indicate that this disease challenge protocol can be used to study disease resistance and immunologic consequences of contaminant exposure or other stressors in birds...
  17. Kocamis H, Hossain M, Cinar M, Salilew Wondim D, Mohammadi Sangcheshmeh A, Tesfaye D, et al. Expression of microRNA and microRNA processing machinery genes during early quail (Coturnix japonica) embryo development. Poult Sci. 2013;92:787-97 pubmed publisher
    ..These 7 differentially expressed miRNA are suggested to play critical roles in quail embryo somite formation...
  18. Giannecchini S, Clausi V, Di Trani L, Falcone E, Terregino C, Toffan A, et al. Molecular adaptation of an H7N3 wild duck influenza virus following experimental multiple passages in quail and turkey. Virology. 2010;408:167-73 pubmed publisher
  19. Nazar F, Marin R. Chronic stress and environmental enrichment as opposite factors affecting the immune response in Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica). Stress. 2011;14:166-73 pubmed publisher
    ..The findings indicate that submitting these animals to an enriched environment can be effectively used to improve their immune response and to reduce the detrimental effects of a stressor exposure...
  20. Feng F, Chen C, Zhu W, He W, Guang H, Li Z, et al. Gene cloning, expression and characterization of avian cathelicidin orthologs, Cc-CATHs, from Coturnix coturnix. FEBS J. 2011;278:1573-84 pubmed publisher
    ..study, we report three novel avian cathelicidin orthologs cloned from a constructed spleen cDNA library of Coturnix coturnix, using a nested-PCR-based cloning strategy...
  21. Sorrell E, Song H, Pena L, Perez D. A 27-amino-acid deletion in the neuraminidase stalk supports replication of an avian H2N2 influenza A virus in the respiratory tract of chickens. J Virol. 2010;84:11831-40 pubmed publisher
    ..This stalk deletion was shown to be responsible for the change in virus tropism from the intestine to the respiratory tract...
  22. Wakenell P, O Connell P, Blackmore C, Mondal S, Schat K. Role of Marek's disease herpesvirus in the induction of tumours in Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica) by methylcholanthrene. Avian Pathol. 2010;39:183-8 pubmed publisher
    ..MDV transcripts were present in 13/18 tumours examined in the JM16+MCA group. In conclusion, MDV did not affect tumour development but did influence tumour aggression and histological type...
  23. Liu J, Cheng K, Silversides F. Production of live offspring from testicular tissue cryopreserved by vitrification procedures in Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica). Biol Reprod. 2013;88:124 pubmed publisher
    ..These results demonstrate that testicular tissue of Japanese quail can be preserved using vitrification procedures and recovered through transplantation...
  24. Minvielle F, Bed Hom B, Coville J, Ito S, Inoue Murayama M, Gourichon D. The "silver" Japanese quail and the MITF gene: causal mutation, associated traits and homology with the "blue" chicken plumage. BMC Genet. 2010;11:15 pubmed publisher
    ..causal mutation B at the MITF gene responsible for the "silver" plumage colour in the Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica), and its associated effects on growth and body composition, and tests its allelism with the "blue&..
  25. Seabrook Davison M, Huynen L, Lambert D, Brunton D. Ancient DNA resolves identity and phylogeny of New Zealand's extinct and living quail (Coturnix sp.). PLoS ONE. 2009;4:e6400 pubmed publisher
    The New Zealand quail, Coturnix novaezealandiae, was widespread throughout New Zealand until its rapid extinction in the 1870's. To date, confusion continues to exist concerning the identity of C...
  26. Huss D, Poynter G, Lansford R. Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica) as a laboratory animal model. Lab Anim (NY). 2008;37:513-9 pubmed publisher
    For the past 50 years, the Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica) has been a popular animal model in numerous fields of research. The quail's 16-d developmental period and its easily accessible embryo make C...
  27. Derégnaucourt S. Interspecific hybridization as a tool to understand vocal divergence: the example of crowing in quail (Genus Coturnix). PLoS ONE. 2010;5:e9451 pubmed publisher
    ..I recorded crows produced by the European quail (Coturnix c. coturnix), the domestic Japanese quail (Coturnix c. japonica) and their hybrids (F1, F2 and backcrosses)...
  28. Voigt C, Ball G, Balthazart J. Sex differences in the expression of sex steroid receptor mRNA in the quail brain. J Neuroendocrinol. 2009;21:1045-62 pubmed publisher
  29. Wang F, Dong X, Tong J, Zhang X, Zhang Q, Wu Y. Effects of dietary taurine supplementation on growth performance and immune status in growing Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica). Poult Sci. 2009;88:1394-8 pubmed publisher
    ..05% taurine supplementation (P < 0.05). It is concluded that the taurine-supplemented diet has a beneficial effect on immune responses and performance in growing Japanese quail...
  30. Duval C, Cassey P, Miksik I, Reynolds S, Spencer K. Condition-dependent strategies of eggshell pigmentation: an experimental study of Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica). J Exp Biol. 2013;216:700-8 pubmed publisher
    ..We suggest that further experimental work on egg camouflage under different environmental conditions will elaborate on the process of pigment deposition and the physiological costs to females of laying heavily pigmented eggshells...
  31. Sasanami T, Sugiura K, Tokumoto T, Yoshizaki N, Dohra H, Nishio S, et al. Sperm proteasome degrades egg envelope glycoprotein ZP1 during fertilization of Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica). Reproduction. 2012;144:423-31 pubmed publisher
    ..These results demonstrate for the first time that the sperm proteasome is important for fertilization in birds and that the extracellular ubiquitination of ZP1 might occur during its transport via blood circulation...
  32. Ma D, Lin L, Zhang K, Han Z, Shao Y, Wang R, et al. Discovery and characterization of Coturnix chinensis avian ?-defensin 10, with broad antibacterial activity. J Pept Sci. 2012;18:224-32 pubmed publisher
    ..avian ?-defensin (AvBD), AvBD10, was discovered in the liver and bone marrow tissues from Chinese painted quail (Coturnix chinensis) in the present study...
  33. Ebrahimi S, Ziapour S, Tebianian M, Dabaghian M, Mohammadi M. Study of infection with an Iranian field-isolated H9N2 avian influenza virus in vaccinated and unvaccinated Japanese quail. Avian Dis. 2011;55:195-200 pubmed
    ..These results could indicate that inactivated vaccine did not fully prevent the infection, although it was capable of protecting birds against clinical signs and significantly decreased viral titers in lungs after intranasal challenge...
  34. Singh R, Sastry K, Pandey N, Singh K, Malecki I, Farooq U, et al. The role of the male cloacal gland in reproductive success in Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica). Reprod Fertil Dev. 2012;24:405-9 pubmed publisher
    ..05) than males with smaller cloacal glands. Our results indicated that cloacal foam improves sperm transport in the female oviduct and that males with larger cloacal gland areas are preferred during mating...
  35. Yang Y, Wiseman S, Cohen Barnhouse A, Wan Y, Jones P, Newsted J, et al. Effects of in ovo exposure of white leghorn chicken, common pheasant, and Japanese quail to 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin and two chlorinated dibenzofurans on CYP1A induction. Environ Toxicol Chem. 2010;29:1490-502 pubmed publisher
    ..Based on these findings future risk assessments should consider the sensitivity of the species inhabiting a site and the congeners of concern that are present...
  36. Kahane N, Ben Yair R, Kalcheim C. Medial pioneer fibers pattern the morphogenesis of early myoblasts derived from the lateral somite. Dev Biol. 2007;305:439-50 pubmed
    ..In addition, medial pioneers also organize dermomyotome lip-derived fibers suggesting that they have a general role in patterning myotome development...
  37. Zucca P, Antonelli F, Vallortigara G. Detour behaviour in three species of birds: quails (Coturnix sp.), herring gulls (Larus cachinnans) and canaries (Serinus canaria). Anim Cogn. 2005;8:122-8 pubmed
    ..Young quails (Coturnix sp...
  38. Cornil C, Taziaux M, Baillien M, Ball G, Balthazart J. Rapid effects of aromatase inhibition on male reproductive behaviors in Japanese quail. Horm Behav. 2006;49:45-67 pubmed
    ..Together, these data demonstrate that aromatase inhibition rapidly decreases both consummatory and appetitive aspects of male sexual behavior...
  39. Hayward L, Wingfield J. Maternal corticosterone is transferred to avian yolk and may alter offspring growth and adult phenotype. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2004;135:365-71 pubmed
    ..We implanted female Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica) with corticosterone-filled or empty implants and measured concentrations of corticosterone in ..
  40. Makarova N, Ozaki H, Kida H, Webster R, Perez D. Replication and transmission of influenza viruses in Japanese quail. Virology. 2003;310:8-15 pubmed
  41. Absil P, Braquenier J, Balthazart J, Ball G. Effects of lesions of nucleus taeniae on appetitive and consummatory aspects of male sexual behavior in Japanese quail. Brain Behav Evol. 2002;60:13-35 pubmed
    ..The effects of taeniae lesions suggest that this nucleus, similar to the medial amygdala in mammals, might be implicated in the control of sexual satiety...
  42. Moore C, Siopes T, Steele C, Underwood H. Pineal melatonin secretion, but not ocular melatonin secretion, is sufficient to maintain normal immune responses in Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica). Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2002;126:352-8 pubmed
    ..Also, the primary source of immune-modulating melatonin has yet to be determined in birds. In Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica), the pineal gland and eyes contribute roughly two thirds and one third of the melatonin found ..
  43. Antarasena C, Sirimujalin R, Prommuang P, Blacksell S, Promkuntod N, Prommuang P. Tissue tropism of a Thailand strain of high-pathogenicity avian influenza virus (H5N1) in tissues of naturally infected native chickens (Gallus gallus), Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica) and ducks (Anas spp.). Avian Pathol. 2006;35:250-3 pubmed
    ..skeletal muscle, duodenum, and oviduct) from naturally infected native chickens (Gallus gallus), Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica) and ducks (Anas spp.) by indirect immunofluorescence assay...
  44. Hazard D, Leclaire S, Couty M, Guémené D. Genetic differences in coping strategies in response to prolonged and repeated restraint in Japanese quail divergently selected for long or short tonic immobility. Horm Behav. 2008;54:645-53 pubmed publisher
  45. Minvielle F, Gourichon D, Moussu C. Two new plumage mutations in the Japanese quail: "curly" feather and "rusty" plumage. BMC Genet. 2005;6:14 pubmed
    ..There are only few plumage mutations reported in quail, and the present work describes a new color variant "rusty" and a new feather structure "curly", and their heredity from an F1 and F2 segregation experiment...
  46. Cornil C, Dalla C, Papadopoulou Daifoti Z, Baillien M, Dejace C, Ball G, et al. Rapid decreases in preoptic aromatase activity and brain monoamine concentrations after engaging in male sexual behavior. Endocrinology. 2005;146:3809-20 pubmed
    ..Sexual interactions with the female decreased aromatase and dopamine activities. These data challenge established views about the causal relationships among dopamine, estrogen action, and male sexual behavior...
  47. Miwa M, Inoue Murayama M, Kayang B, Vignal A, Minvielle F, Monvoisin J, et al. Mapping of plumage colour and blood protein loci on the microsatellite linkage map of the Japanese quail. Anim Genet. 2005;36:396-400 pubmed
    ..classical markers (plumage colours and blood proteins) on the microsatellite linkage map of the Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica)...
  48. Hayward L, Richardson J, Grogan M, Wingfield J. Sex differences in the organizational effects of corticosterone in the egg yolk of quail. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2006;146:144-8 pubmed
    ..we found that experimentally elevated plasma corticosterone was transferred to egg yolk by female Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica), and that the chicks hatched from these eggs grew more slowly than controls and had higher ..
  49. Clerens S, D Hondt E, Berghman L, Vandesande F, Arckens L. Identification of cGnRH-II in the median eminence of Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica). Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2003;131:48-56 pubmed
    In a previous paper, we described the presence of cGnRH-II in the quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica) and chicken (Gallus gallus) median eminence using highly specific antibodies directed against a polypeptide corresponding to the C-..
  50. Absil P, Papello M, Viglietti Panzica C, Balthazart J, Panzica G. The medial preoptic nucleus receives vasotocinergic inputs in male quail: a tract-tracing and immunocytochemical study. J Chem Neuroanat. 2002;24:27-39 pubmed
    ..An intrinsic innervation could however also contribute to this network. This interaction between BSTm and POM could play a key role in the control of male-typical sexual behavior and in its sex dimorphism in quail...
  51. Citil M, Gunes V, Atakisi O, Ozcan A, Tuzcu M, Dogan A. Protective effect of L-carnitine against oxidative damage caused by experimental chronic aflatoxicosis in quail (Coturnix coturnix). Acta Vet Hung. 2005;53:319-24 pubmed
    ..The present study demonstrated that L-carnitine brought about the inhibition of lipid peroxidation by enhancing antioxidant capacity in quails with chronic aflatoxicosis...
  52. Balthazart J, Baillien M, Ball G. Rapid control of brain aromatase activity by glutamatergic inputs. Endocrinology. 2006;147:359-66 pubmed
  53. Zamir E, Rongish B, Little C. The ECM moves during primitive streak formation--computation of ECM versus cellular motion. PLoS Biol. 2008;6:e247 pubmed publisher
    ..We conclude that models describing primitive streak cellular guidance mechanisms must be able to account for sub-epiblastic extracellular matrix displacements. ..