Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology

Repetitive low intensity magnetic field stimulation in a neuronal cell line: a metabolomics study
Francois van der Westhuizen –– The key outcome of the study is the finding, using metabolomics in an in vitro model, to demonstrate the value of low intensity repetitive magnetic in the stimulation of neural tissue and that it modulates neuronal excitability. There is a strong element of novelty in this work and I believe it will be well cited.
Out of Asia: mitochondrial evolutionary history of the globally introduced supralittoral isopod Ligia exotica
Curtis Daehler –– This work provides genetic evidence suggesting the native range of a widely distributed animal that was accidentally spread by humans starting hundreds of years ago.
First endemic freshwater Gammarus from Crete and its evolutionary history—an integrative taxonomy approach
James Reimer –– A taxonomic paper with an interesting story and a solid dataset!
The little shrimp that could: phylogeography of the circumtropical Stenopus hispidus (Crustacea: Decapoda), reveals divergent Atlantic and Pacific lineages
Xavier Pochon –– This study provides the first range-wide phylogeographic study of the banded coral shrimp S. hispidus, extending across more than 27,000 km of the globe. Coalescence analysis brings evidence that an isolated Indo-Pacific lineage evolved from a rare dispersal event from the Atlantic around South Africa via the Benguela Current, thereby colonizing the Indian and Pacific Oceans, followed by dispersal across the Indo-Pacific in the last 200,000 years. Surprisingly, this benthic coral reef associated shrimp shows a single haplotype dominating the largest continuous tropical oceanic expanse on the planet.
Identification and characterization of the cytosine-5 DNA methyltransferase gene family in Salvia miltiorrhiza
Gerrit Beemster –– Epigenetic regulation is rapidly becoming a new regulatory mechanism in developmental processes and this study is a nice contribution to that field using a non model species.
Human anti-HIV IgM detection by the OraQuick ADVANCE® Rapid HIV 1/2 Antibody Test
Fernando Spilki –– The manuscript describes a new technique for quick detection of anti-HIV1/2 IgM.
Precopulatory behavior and sexual conflict in the desert locust
Ann Hedrick –– It describes behavior that has not previously been documented in an important pest species.
Crystal structure correlations with the intrinsic thermodynamics of human carbonic anhydrase inhibitor binding
Jerson Silva –– This work has the novelty to provide a detailed investigation of structure – thermodynamics relationship of the protein recognition process.
Repeatability of glucocorticoid hormones in vertebrates: a meta-analysis
Dany Garant –– Nice overview of published literature on the topic.
Comparative genomic analysis of a new tellurite-resistant Psychrobacter strain isolated from the Antarctic Peninsula
Tatiana Vishnivetskaya –– Metal resistant strain from cold environments could be useful for bioremediation at low temperatures
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology

Section discussions

Temporal genetic monitoring in fish vía @thePeerJ

Moonlighting from my day job again, sequenced microsatellites are the future! #microsatellitesnotdead. Thank you @olepais for allowing me to contribute! Fast SSRseq development via @thePeerJ

Enhanced genome editing in human iPSCs with CRISPR-CAS9 by co-targeting ATP1a1 @thePeerJ

Migratory #behavior and survival of Great Egrets after range expansion in Central Europe @thePeerJ

A new paper with my favorite spider, the spiny orb weaver

Fear and stressing in predator–prey ecology: considering the twin stressors of predators and people on mammals @thePeerJ