Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology

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
Evaluating multi-locus phylogenies for species boundaries determination in the genus Diaporthe

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Blanca Landa –– The review was on time and very productive and thoroughly conducted
Random sampling causes the low reproducibility of rare eukaryotic OTUs in Illumina COI metabarcoding

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Tomas Hrbek –– Much needed study that explores previously unexplored sources of error in metabarcoding studies important for the future of this area of ecology.
Transcriptomic analysis reveals metabolic switches and surface remodeling as key processes for stage transition in Trypanosoma cruzi

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Tomas Perez-Acle –– A parsimoniously executed research and well written article about transcriptomic studies on T. cruzi that may shed lights on novel targets for the treatment of the chronic disease produced by this parasite.
Spatial distribution of environmental DNA in a nearshore marine habitat

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Magnus Johnson –– The use of e-DNA for ecological surveys is an important development of interest to a broad range of scientists.
Inhibition of calcineurin by FK506 stimulates germinal vesicle breakdown of mouse oocytes in hypoxanthine-supplemented medium

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Shao-Chen Sun –– Introducing the use of the inhibitor with the oocyte model.

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Great! 1st citation of my 'Transcriptomic analysis reveals metabolic switches and surface remodeling as key processes for stage transition in Trypanosoma cruzi' article published in #OpenAccess journal @thePeerJ https://t.co/uEbwtUndKm

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

Neat @thePeerJ study by LeRay and Knowlton: Low reproducibility of rare OTUs https://t.co/AgqILMVuhU via @thePeerJ @alpineedna @MatSeymour

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