Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology

An updated assessment of Symbiodinium spp. that associate with common scleractinian corals from Moorea (French Polynesia) reveals high diversity among background symbionts and a novel finding of clade B

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Xavier Pochon –– This study reports the diversity of dominant and background symbiotic dinoflagellates in a range of common scleractinian corals from an understudied region (Moorea, Tahiti).
Identifying suitable reference genes for gene expression analysis in developing skeletal muscle in pigs

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Cong-Jun Li –– The selection of suitable reference genes is crucial to accurately evaluate and normalize the relative expression level of target genes for gene function analysis. This manuscript provides some important information about the references genes for pigs, one is of important economic value.
Meta-analysis reveals that seed-applied neonicotinoids and pyrethroids have similar negative effects on abundance of arthropod natural enemies

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Leon Higley –– Given their broad ecological impacts, this work significantly adds to growing evidence of risks associated with the use of neonicotinoid insecticides.
Stress responses of the oil-producing green microalga Botryococcus braunii Race B

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Ivo Feussner –– This is one of the first in which RNA seq data are made publicly available for this organism.
On the intrinsic sterility of 3D printing

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Arti Ahluwalia –– a topic I have not seen addressed before
Glycyrrhetinic acid might increase the nephrotoxicity of bakuchiol by inhibiting cytochrome P450 isoenzymes

Editor rating: 9 / 10

Jie Liu –– To study the mechanism underlying the incompatibility between Fructus Psoraleae and Licorice is of merit, and use their active ingredients is a plus.
Induced pluripotent stem cells from human hair follicle keratinocytes as a potential source for in vitro hair follicle cloning

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Dunxian Tan –– If the results are confirmed by other researchers, the clinical implications of the current report are significant.
Factors influencing infection and transmission of Anopheles gambiae densovirus (AgDNV) in mosquitoes

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Ewa Chrostek –– Anopheles mosquitoes are the deadliest animals on the planet due to their ability to vector malaria. This work is a small but important step towards full understanding of their biology and possible development of methods enabling control of these insects.
Phytogeographic and genetic variation in Sorbus, a traditional antidiabetic medicine—adaptation in action in both a plant and a discipline

Editor rating: 7 / 10

David Day –– Important cross-disciplinary study combining social science and biochemistry to evaluate traditional medicine.
Therapeutic role of human hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) in treating hair loss

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Martin Poenie –– It adds a new dimension to our understanding of factors that control hair growth

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【メモ】種子処理用のネオニコチノイド系殺虫剤が土着天敵(捕食者・捕食寄生者)に与える影響をメタ解析した論文。ピレスロイド系殺虫剤と同程度に土着天敵の数を減らすことが示唆されている。 Douglas MR, Tooker JF 2016 PeerJ, 4, e2776. https://t.co/gtgmV4W6T6

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