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Disease relevance of Strigiformes


High impact information on Strigiformes


Biological context of Strigiformes


Anatomical context of Strigiformes

  • 1. The influence of sound location and sound frequency on the responses of single units in the midbrain auditory area (MLD) of the owl (Tyto alba) were studied using a movable sound source under free-field conditions [6].
  • Quantitative TEM analysis of the barn owl basilar papilla [7].

Associations of Strigiformes with chemical compounds

  • Localization of AMPA-selective glutamate receptors in the auditory brainstem of the barn owl [8].
  • Species feeding on birds (sparrow hawk) and small carnivorous mammals (barn owl) are exposed to DDT and Cd to a much higher extent than species mainly feeding on small herbivorous mammals (kestrel and weasel) [9].
  • Energetic adaptation to fasting in the cold has been investigated in a nocturnal raptor, the barn owl (Tyto alba), during winter [10].
  • Phytane was detected in only three samples: intestine and muscle of two buzzards and lung of one barn owl [11].
  • Fluoride in the prey of barn owls (Tyto alba) [12].

Gene context of Strigiformes

  • To study the evolution of owl night-activity cDNA sequences encoding the circadian core oscillator (CCO) proteins BMAL1 and CLOCK were obtained from barn owl (Tyto alba) [13].
  • Each nucleus in the adult barn owl expresses characteristic levels of AMPA receptor subtypes, and all are enriched in the subunits associated with rapid desensitization (GluR2 and 4) [14].
  • Development of calretinin immunoreactivity in the brainstem auditory nuclei of the barn owl (Tyto alba) [15].
  • The taxonomic distribution of seven intronic indels is consistent with the Aanat derived phylogenetic trees and supports conventional family-level groupings within both Strigiformes and Caprimulgiformes [16].
  • Females had higher levels than males except for C32 and C36 in barn owl, C24 in tawny owls, and all hydrocarbons (except pristane) in buzzards [11].


  1. Low glucokinase activity and high rates of gluconeogenesis contribute to hyperglycemia in barn owls (Tyto alba) after a glucose challenge. Myers, M.R., Klasing, K.C. J. Nutr. (1999) [Pubmed]
  2. Calcium binding protein-like immunoreactivity labels the terminal field of nucleus laminaris of the barn owl. Takahashi, T.T., Carr, C.E., Brecha, N., Konishi, M. J. Neurosci. (1987) [Pubmed]
  3. Localization of KCNC1 (Kv3.1) potassium channel subunits in the avian auditory nucleus magnocellularis and nucleus laminaris during development. Parameshwaran-Iyer, S., Carr, C.E., Perney, T.M. J. Neurobiol. (2003) [Pubmed]
  4. Computational diversity in the cochlear nucleus angularis of the barn owl. Köppl, C., Carr, C.E. J. Neurophysiol. (2003) [Pubmed]
  5. Pharmacokinetics and anesthetic and cardiopulmonary effects of propofol in red-tailed hawks (Buteo jamaicensis) and great horned owls (Bubo virginianus). Hawkins, M.G., Wright, B.D., Pascoe, P.J., Kass, P.H., Maxwell, L.K., Tell, L.A. Am. J. Vet. Res. (2003) [Pubmed]
  6. Space and frequency are represented separately in auditory midbrain of the owl. Knudsen, E.I., Konishi, M. J. Neurophysiol. (1978) [Pubmed]
  7. Quantitative TEM analysis of the barn owl basilar papilla. Fischer, F.P. Hear. Res. (1994) [Pubmed]
  8. Localization of AMPA-selective glutamate receptors in the auditory brainstem of the barn owl. Levin, M.D., Kubke, M.F., Schneider, M., Wenthold, R., Carr, C.E. J. Comp. Neurol. (1997) [Pubmed]
  9. A probabilistic model for deriving soil quality criteria based on secondary poisoning of top predators. II. Calculations for dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) and cadmium. Jongbloed, R.H., Traas, T.P., Luttik, R. Ecotoxicol. Environ. Saf. (1996) [Pubmed]
  10. Energy metabolism and body temperature of barn owls fasting in the cold. Thouzeau, C., Duchamp, C., Handrich, Y. Physiol. Biochem. Zool. (1999) [Pubmed]
  11. Aliphatic hydrocarbons in birds of prey from Galicia (NW Spain). López y López-Leitón, T.J., Alvarez Piñeiro, M.E., Lage Yusty, M.A., Simal Lozano, J. Ecotoxicol. Environ. Saf. (2001) [Pubmed]
  12. Fluoride in the prey of barn owls (Tyto alba). Thomson, A.G. Environ. Pollut. (1987) [Pubmed]
  13. Comparative analysis of avian BMAL1 and CLOCK protein sequences: a search for features associated with owl nocturnal behaviour. Fidler, A.E., Gwinner, E. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. B, Biochem. Mol. Biol. (2003) [Pubmed]
  14. Development of AMPA-selective glutamate receptors in the auditory brainstem of the barn owl. Kubke, M.F., Carr, C.E. Microsc. Res. Tech. (1998) [Pubmed]
  15. Development of calretinin immunoreactivity in the brainstem auditory nuclei of the barn owl (Tyto alba). Kubke, M.F., Gauger, B., Basu, L., Wagner, H., Carr, C.E. J. Comp. Neurol. (1999) [Pubmed]
  16. Convergent evolution of strigiform and caprimulgiform dark-activity is supported by phylogenetic analysis using the arylalkylamine N-acetyltransferase (Aanat) gene. Fidler, A.E., Kuhn, S., Gwinner, E. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. (2004) [Pubmed]
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