Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology

A novel genus and cryptic species harboured within the monotypic freshwater crayfish genus Tenuibranchiurus Riek, 1951 (Decapoda: Parastacidae)

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Keith Crandall –– This paper demonstrates that there is significant hidden diversity still to be discovered and described in this interesting group of Australian freshwater crayfish.
A comparison of freezing-damage during isochoric and isobaric freezing of the potato

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Xiaohui Wang –– n/a
Atorvastatin alters the expression of genes related to bile acid metabolism and circadian clock in livers of mice

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Xingyi Zhang –– comment is contructive.
PLD2 regulates microtubule stability and spindle migration in mouse oocytes during meiotic division

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Qing-Yuan Sun –– This article provides new knowledge on how the oocyte asymmetric division is regulated.
On the entry of an emerging arbovirus into host cells: Mayaro virus takes the highway to the cytoplasm through fusion with early endosomes and caveolae-derived vesicles

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Paul Tulkens –– Interesting observations on endostosis and viruses.
Oxytetracycline induces DNA damage and epigenetic changes: a possible risk for human and animal health?

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Vincenzo Brancaleone –– The presence of antibiotics in animal food could be crucial for development of allergies and drug hypersensitivity. Apart from this aspect, the relevance of antibacterial drug resistance is also a key aspect highlighted by the manuscript.
Novel polymeric micelles for insect pest control: encapsulation of essential oil monoterpenes inside a triblock copolymer shell for head lice control

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Ilaria Negri –– Head lice are a common health condition, especially in children, and can be difficult to remove. Therefore articles on new biopesticides formulations are of much interest.
Effects of chronic exposure to clothianidin on the earthworm Lumbricus terrestris

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Joao Rocha –– Basically, the study determined the toxicity of neonicotinoids in non-target organism (earthworm), which is important from the environmental/ecological point of views. Furthermore, the study can be a motivation to the increase the exploitation of earthworm (Lumbricus terrestris) as an alternative and simple animal model to study the toxicity of different chemical agents.
A transdisciplinary approach to the initial validation of a single cell protein as an alternative protein source for use in aquafeeds

Editor rating: 7 / 10

María Ángeles Esteban –– The paper could be of great interest due to the actual limitations of proteins to fed aquatic animals.
Comparative proteomics of Rhizopus delemar ATCC 20344 unravels the role of amino acid catabolism in fumarate accumulation

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Vladimir Uversky –– Interesting and important data are provided on the peculiarities and mechanisms of fumarate accumulation in Rhizopus delemar ATCC 20344

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Novel genus/species in Tenuibranchiurus https://t.co/kxfV616r6p via @thePeerJ

Atorvastatin alters the expression of genes related to bile acid metabolism and circadian clock in livers… https://t.co/oU9BqKQZxx @thePeerJ https://t.co/Isjs8oF0mU

#Mayaro virus is an emergent sylvatic alphavirus in S. America causing a #chikungunya-like illness w/ arthralgia. https://t.co/1MrvhuZK6m

OTC and genotoxic damage https://t.co/E1HmkgLjVg via @thePeerJ

New pub - single cell protein to make #aquaculture feed @KnipBio @AndrewLRhyne @BowenLab1 @F3Challenge @thePeerJ https://t.co/VsdhOx58I8