PeerJ Sections


PeerJ, the journal, is now divided into separate Sections by field.

Section Editors have oversight of their section to ensure the journal maintains a fair peer review process and the highest standards of scientific practice in their fields.

Within each Section, the Academic Editors regularly identify and highlight the most important new PeerJ publications in their field. Learn more & Meet the Section Editors.


Transcriptome profiling of avian pathogenic Escherichia coli and the mouse microvascular endothelial cell line bEnd.3 during interaction
Vasco Azevedo –– an article with interesting clues for understanding the pathogenesis of these microorganisms
Evaluation of the effective dose of amygdalin for the improvement of antioxidant gene expression and suppression of oxidative damage in mice
Sanket Joshi –– The administration of low-medium dose of amygdalin showed improved oxidative balance in male-mice models, and further-future studies and experiments might highlight it as a potential cancer therapy option (however few contrasting reports also showing potentially fatal cyanide poisoning)!
Expression and protease characterization of a conserved protein YgjD in Vibrio harveyi
Mohammed Gagaoua –– Interesting manuscript that characterized a protease from Vibrio harveyi
Adaptive divergence for rapid adversarial optimization
Charles Elkan –– Generative adversarial networks (GANs) are an exciting development in machine learning, but it is hard to make them work in practice, and they can require a lot of training data. This research is a significant step towards making GANs more usable.
Spirometric traits show quantile-dependent heritability, which may contribute to their gene-environment interactions with smoking and pollution
Andrew Gray –– This article addresses an important question about the heritability of pulmonary function, namely whether this is constant or varies by level of function. This could provide further insight into gene-environment interactions and potentially inform interventions aimed at reducing declines in pulmonary function.