Aquatic Biology

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.
Efficient dispersal and substrate acquisition traits in a marine invasive species via transient chimerism and colony mobility
James Reimer –– A new and unique approach to examining the formation of chimeras and their role in marine invasions.
Does bathymetry drive coastal whale shark (Rhincodon typus) aggregations?
Igor Florinsky –– I am strongly agree with Dr. Zarayskaya: "This is one of a few environmental studies about life in the ocean that evaluates an impact of the bathymetry."
Shelters can negatively affect growth and welfare in lumpfish if feed is delivered continuously
James Reimer –– A paper with potential to help the salmon aquaculture industry.
Fitness consequences of fish circadian behavioural variation in exploited marine environments
James Reimer –– A nice study examining how fishing affects fish of different chronotypes - important information for a wide range of fisheries-related scientists and managers!
Aquatic Biology

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Platygyra verweyi in the Kenting Reef undergoes long-term acclimatization and/or adaptation based on microgeographic and local environmental conditions by altering its combinations of associated Symbiodiniaceae.

Transcriptomic profiling of purple broccoli reveals light-induced anthocyanin biosynthetic signaling and structural genes @thePeerJ

My article - Zooplankton in two cascade reservoirs - has been published today in @thePeerJ #Biodiversity #Ecology #EcosystemScience #FreshwaterBiology #Ecohydrology