Aquatic Biology

Shift of symbiont communities in Acropora tenuis juveniles under heat stress

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Joseph Gillespie –– This is important work on a small scale, pertaining to the biology of these corals. But it is further ecological significance, and thus will be of interest to marine biologists ecologists and environmental scientists.
Epigenetic considerations in aquaculture

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Mohammad Shamsur Rahman –– New approach to improve aquaculture production!
Age-based and reproductive biology of the Pacific Longnose Parrotfish Hipposcarus longiceps from Guam

Editor rating: 7 / 10

James Reimer –– A thorough assessment of the growth patterns and reproductive biology of a commercially important parrotfish species.
Coral-associated viral communities show high levels of diversity and host auxiliary functions

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Fabiano Thompson –– addresses virus diversity in reef systems, and roles in genome plasticity.
Composition, diversity and function of intestinal microbiota in pacific white shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) at different culture stages

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Mohammad Shamsur Rahman –– in my opinion, it is very important to know the composition of gut microbiota in different culture stages to know the microbial health status and make plan to control any future disease outbreak!
Diversity of fish sound types in the Pearl River Estuary, China

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Magnus Johnson –– This paper lays the foundations for the use of fish sounds as a way of monitoring a divers ecological assemblage.
A massive update of non-indigenous species records in Mediterranean marinas

Editor rating: 9 / 10

Mark Costello –– Due to the Suez Canal, the Mediterranean has more introduced species than any other sea area. However, there are often misidentifications and species suggested as "invasive" which are not (they may be rarely recorded but native). Thus a synthesis of this knowledge is timely and of wide international interest.
Effects of GnRHa treatment during vitellogenesis on the reproductive physiology of thermally challenged female Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Barbara Nowak –– climate change will affect fish farming, this manuscript describes potential intervention and broodstock management for Atlantic salmon
Light induced intraspecific variability in response to thermal stress in the hard coral Stylophora pistillata

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Xavier Pochon –– This study explored an important yet understudied topic in coral physiology/biology, i.e., light-history based thermal stress response on individual colonies. This study uses a very unusual experimental design, i.e., an extremely small number of true replicates [n=3 coral colonies] to favor the focus on technical replicates [n=40 ramets per colony], but addresses interesting questions on the potential importance of intra-individual variability in physiological responses of scleractinian corals. This study uses an impressive combination of techniques, including imaging, various measurements (chl a fluorescence, chl a density, cell counts, coral growth rates), and molecular analyses.
Fish Ontology framework for taxonomy-based fish recognition

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Mohammad Shamsur Rahman –– In the past, taxonomy was not a lucrative branch of science but due to the development of web based taxonomy, now, it's rather attractive to do fish taxonomy!

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189 days ago
Check our new paper about symbiont genotypes changes in coral juveniles under heat condition. #coral_juveniles #ocean_warming #Symbiodinium #サンゴ #褐虫藻

Epigenetic considerations in #aquaculture via @thePeerJ

204 days ago
Large-bodied hermaphrodites, you make the rockin world go round - new paper by @drbmtaylor on the reproductive biology of Hipposcarus longiceps from Guam

New #GBR coral virome article published in @thePeerJ #Genomics #MarineBiology #Microbiology #MolecularBiology #Virology

Cool work on new NIS records in Mediterranean marinas: hubs for 'small'-scale introd of mar invertebr @thePeerJ

New pub: Light induced intraspecific variability in response to thermal stress in the hard coral S. pistillata

Fish Ontology framework for taxonomy-based fish recognition via @thePeerJ