Peer-reviewed Articles

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Tartrazine is a synthetic organic azo dye widely used in food and pharmaceutical products. The current study aimed to evaluate the possible adverse effect of this coloring food additive on renal and hepatic structures and functions. Also, the genotoxic potential...

["Biochemistry","Molecular Biology","Zoology","Histology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3041
31 downloads
238 views

In legged terrestrial locomotion, the duration of stance phase, i.e., when limbs are in contact with the substrate, is positively correlated with limb length, and negatively correlated with the metabolic cost of transport. These relationships are well documented...

["Evolutionary Studies","Zoology","Anatomy and Physiology","Kinesiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3008
1,261 downloads
2,405 views

The Night Frog genus Nyctibatrachus (Family Nyctibatrachidae) represents an endemic anuran lineage of the Western Ghats Biodiversity Hotspot, India. Until now, it included 28 recognised species, of which more than half were described recently over the last five...

["Biodiversity","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3007
78 downloads
659 views

Background Prophoca and Leptophoca represent the oldest known genera of phocine seals, dating from the latest early to middle Miocene. Originally, Prophoca rousseaui and Prophoca proxima were described based on fragmentary remains from the Miocene of Belgium. However,...

["Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3024
61 downloads
673 views

Three new cryptic species of Chiasmocleis from the Atlantic Forest of Brazil are described. Two of these species occur in the northeastern states of Sergipe and Bahia, whereas the third species is found in the southeastern state of São Paulo. The new species can...

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3005
29 downloads
167 views

Acontia, located in the gastrovascular cavity of anemone, are thread-like tissue containing numerous stinging cells which serve as a unique defense tissue against predators of the immobile acontiarian sea anemone. Although its morphology and biological functions,...

["Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2996
33 downloads
229 views

Knowledge on how functional responses (a measurement of feeding interaction strength) are affected by patch size and habitat complexity (represented by refuge availability) is crucial for understanding food-web stability and subsequently biodiversity. Due to their...

["Ecology","Mathematical Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2993
96 downloads
420 views

The exoskeleton is an important source of characters for the taxonomy of Hydroidolina. It originates as epidermal secretions and, among other functions, protects the coenosarc of the polypoid stage. However, comparative studies on the exoskeletal tissue origin,...

["Cell Biology","Marine Biology","Taxonomy","Zoology","Histology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2964
30 downloads
255 views

Management of the few regulated ornamental fisheries relies on inadequate information about the life history of the target species. Herein, we investigated the reproductive biology of the most heavily traded marine invertebrate in the western Atlantic; the blue-legged...

["Animal Behavior","Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3004
53 downloads
356 views

White-streaked grouper (Epinephelus ongus) is an important fisheries target and forms spawning aggregations at particular spawning grounds. The aims of the present study were to investigate the ecological characteristics of annual spawning aggregations such as...

["Animal Behavior","Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Ecology","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3000
1,392 downloads
14,927 views

The gecko genus Geckolepis, endemic to Madagascar and the Comoro archipelago, is taxonomically challenging. One reason is its members ability to autotomize a large portion of their scales when grasped or touched, most likely to escape predation. Based on an integrative...

["Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2955
36 downloads
290 views

We evaluate the population genetic structure of the intertidal barnacle Jehlius cirratus across a broad portion of its geographic distribution using data from the mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase I (COI) gene region. Despite sampling diversity from over 3,000 km...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2971
93 downloads
746 views

Larvae of malacostracan crustaceans represent a large fraction of modern day zooplankton. Plankton is not only a major part of the modern marine ecosystem, but must have played an important role in the ecosystems of the past as well. Unfortunately, our knowledge...

["Developmental Biology","Ecology","Paleontology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2966
122 downloads
511 views

To assess whether closely related host species harbour similar symbiotic communities, we studied two polychaetes, Chaetopterus sp. (n = 11) and Chaetopterus cf. appendiculatus (n = 83) living in soft sediments of Nhatrang Bay (South China Sea, Vietnam). The former...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2930
399 downloads
26,172 views

Crabs of the genus Lybia have the remarkable habit of holding a sea anemone in each of their claws. This partnership appears to be obligate, at least on the part of the crab. The present study focuses on Lybia leptochelis from the Red Sea holding anemones of the...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Genetics","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2954

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