Aquatic Biology

Biases during DNA extraction affect characterization of the microbiota associated with larvae of the Pacific white shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei
Mohammad Shamsur Rahman –– DNA extraction is always crucial for the subsequent analyses; so this work will help the researchers' to work with shrimp microbiota.
Stream acidification and reduced aquatic prey availability are associated with dietary shifts in an obligate riparian Neotropical migratory songbird
James Reimer –– As stated by a reviewer and the editor - a nice piece of science examining changes in the diet of a bird species when their food source(s) are compromised by negative anthropogenic impacts, in this case stream acidification.
Phylogeny and divergence times of suckers (Cypriniformes: Catostomidae) inferred from Bayesian total-evidence analyses of molecules, morphology, and fossils
Robert Toonen –– The editor is more qualified than I am and I defer to his evaluation on this one.
Speciation among sympatric lineages in the genus Palythoa (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Zoantharia) revealed by morphological comparison, phylogenetic analyses and investigation of spawning period
Xavier Pochon –– This interesting study employed a variety of approaches (morphology, phylogenetics, and spawning observations) to clarify taxonomic affiliations within the genus Palythoa, a complex group of Zoantharia.
Responses of an oyster host (Crassostrea virginica) and its protozoan parasite (Perkinsus marinus) to increasing air temperature
Martina Doblin –– The prevalence of disease in marine environments is rising. This study provides insight on the mechanistic links between warming and oyster mortality, and will be of interest to a diverse readership.
Non-linear curve adjustments widen biological interpretation of relative growth analyses of the clam Tivela mactroides (Bivalvia, Veneridae)
Antonina Dos Santos –– It is important especially for the comparison between models for growth analysis.
Significance and potential of marine microbial natural bioactive compounds against biofilms/biofouling: necessity for green chemistry
Najat Saliba –– The review sheds the light on the importance of marine biofilms.
Effects of temperature and salinity stress on DNA methylation in a highly invasive marine invertebrate, the colonial ascidian Didemnum vexillum
Peter Prentis –– This manuscript is one of the first to examine environmental epigenomics in any invasive species.
Fish species richness is associated with the availability of landscape components across seasons in the Amazonian floodplain
James Reimer –– Interesting analyses on what drives fish species richness in the Amazon region.
Dissemination of antibiotic resistance genes associated with the sporobiota in sediments impacted by wastewater
James Reimer –– As the AE mentions, this study is of importance for showing a previously unknown pathway of antibiotic resistance transmission.
Aquatic Biology

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138 days ago
A molecular survey based on eDNA to assess the presence of a clown featherback (Chitala ornata) in a confined environment #eDNA #environmentalDNA @thePeerJ

An important new review of the utility of sponge spicules by Magda Łukowiak: published today in @thePeerJ

See our new article published in PeerJ on oil exposure inhibiting fish oil avoidance @LUMCONscience

Convict cichlid parents that stay with the same mate develop unique and consistent divisions of roles @thePeerJ

145 days ago
Fin whale trends in the Mediterranean Sea! Our article has been published today in @thePeerJ #Biogeography #ConservationBiology #Ecology #MarineBiology #Zoology @Pelagos_ @ACCOBAMS

149 days ago
Wild freshwater fish in long term relationships? Pair-bonding in Murray cod

【新作】2019年の台風19号の直後に駿河湾の深海底で混濁流が発生した瞬間を江戸っ子1号のビデオで観測し、その時に海水が鉛直に混ぜられていることを明らかにしたよ! Deep-sea mixing by turbidity current @thePeerJから