Aquatic Biology

Bosminopsis deitersi (Crustacea: Cladocera) as an ancient species group: a revision
James Reimer –– Excellent work with wide-ranging sampling, morphological and molecular analyses, and interesting conclusions of importance to this group of crustaceans.
The rise in climate change-induced federal fishery disasters in the United States
David Stern –– The article shows that the number of declared "fisheries disasters" in the USA increased significantly over time.
Stable isotope and fatty acid analyses reveal significant differences in trophic niches of smooth hammerhead Sphyrna zygaena (Carcharhiniformes) among three nursery areas in northern Humboldt Current System
Carlos de Rezende –– The use of stable isotopes for ecological studies has increased dramatically over the past 20 years. This study includes the isotopic composition of compounds and this information is relevant.
Influence of sex and maturity state on trace elements content in liver and muscle of the Sciaenidae Totoaba macdonaldi
Charles Okpala –– This work is very important because it assessed trace elements arising from consumption of fish, based on sex and maturity state .
Systematics of ‘lithistid’ tetractinellid demosponges from the Tropical Western Atlantic—implications for phylodiversity and bathymetric distribution
James Reimer –– A thorough and well-done study on a group of marine invertebrates that are ecologically very important and yet little-studied. This work should be well-cited and referenced in coming years, and provides an excellent framework for future biodiversity studies on sponges.
Nutritional content of Totoaba macdonaldi (Gilbert, 1890), Antioxidants and lipid peroxidation in muscle
Charles Okpala –– This work is very useful, highlighting fish species from the Gulf of California, bring new information for fish product processing and scientists, and demonstrating its usefulness for a healthy lifestyle.
Incorporation of feeding functional group information informs explanatory patterns of long-term population changes in fish assemblages
Charles Okpala –– The authors showed an interesting approach to describe and predict long-term changes in the nearshore fish community of Lake Michigan.
A community perspective on the concept of marine holobionts: current status, challenges, and future directions
Konstantinos Kormas –– As the holobiont concept expands, insightful perspectives, such as this one, are more than useful for the advancement of the field.
Pseudocnidae of ribbon worms (Nemertea): ultrastructure, maturation, and functional morphology
Wagner Magalhães –– The manuscript describes with detail several nemertean pseudocnides and shed light into the evolution of this structure and the importance to the systematics and phylogeny of the group. It will be relevant not only for nemertean enthusiasts but for zoologists in general.
Freshwater sponge hosts and their green algae symbionts: a tractable model to understand intracellular symbiosis
Bishoy Kamel –– This work, points out a new model system to study symbiosis between photosynthetic algae and sponge a basal metazoan.
Aquatic Biology

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Just published @PeerJLife study examines the long-term effects of non-biodegradable polyelectrolyte microcapsules on fish internal organs with histopathologic analysis Read the full article #Aquaculture #Fisheries #Biochemistry #Biotechnology

Bootstrap methods can help evaluate monitoring program performance to inform restoration as part of an adaptive management program @thePeerJ

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Analysis of Odonata #DNAbarcode library today in @thePeerJ #Entomology #MolecularBiology #Taxonomy #Zoology #FreshwaterBiology

A Toll-like receptor identified in Gigantidas platifrons and its potential role in the immune recognition of endosymbiotic methane oxidation bacteria @thePeerJ

Kim et al. @SNUnow reveal a new coral barnacle exclusively associated with the high latitude coral Alveopora japonica in the waters of southern Korea after DNA-based diversity assessment Read the full @PeerJLife article #Biodiversity #MarineBiology

Central Asia is one of the driest regions in the world with a unique water cycle and a complex moisture transport process. Just published in @PeerJLife - Stable isotope compositions of precipitation over Central Asia #AtmosphericChemistry #Ecohydrology

Smith and Garcia @ucsc examined morphological variation in sea urchin grazers to determine whether sea urchins shift energy allocation in response to food limitation Read the full @PeerJLife article #Ecology #MarineBiology #Zoology

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