Microbiology

Effect of fatigue and gender on kinematics and ground reaction forces variables in recreational runners
Felipe Carpes –– The article discuss an important topic that is the gender effects on running kinematics. Most of paper published results of a single gender group, and generalisation cannot be done if we do not know the differences or similarities between genders.
Evolutionary persistence in Gunnera and the contribution of southern plant groups to the tropical Andes biodiversity hotspot
Luis Eguiarte –– Gunnera is a genus of plants that have fascinated scientist for a long time, in particular for the very large leaves of some species and because its symbiotic relationship with the nitrogen fixing cyanobacteria Nostoc. For a many years, some botanists suspected it to be a very old, primitive genus, perhaps basal in the phylogeny of the Angiosperms. While latter molecular phylogenies did not support this position, this paper shows that indeed Gunnera is an old genus, with a complex evolutionary and phylogeographic history, and a recent radiation in the Andes. All these new results are relevant for understanding why the Neotropics have so many plant species, more than any other similar region in the planet.
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.
Gender, age, and concomitant diseases of melanosis coli in China: a multicenter study of 6,090 cases
Lanjing Zhang –– This is one of the largest multi-center, retrospective studies focusing on the epidemiological characteristics of melanosis coli in China. The large sample size, centralized data procurement and multi-center study design are noteworthy strengths of this study, in my humble opinion.
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.
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.
Hypoglycemic and hypolipidemic activity of aqueous leaf extract of Passiflora suberosa L
Cristina Nogueira –– This manuscript is important because demonstrates that the leaves of P.suberosa could be used to manage blood glucose and cholesterol levels.
Optimization of antioxidative peptides from mackerel (Pneumatophorus japonicus) viscera
Carlos Conte-Junior –– There are few papers that explore fish products.
Smartphone-based reminder system to promote pelvic floor muscle training for the management of postnatal urinary incontinence: historical control study with propensity score-matched analysis
Gregory Gilbert –– Reviews are done promptly and with great care and thoroughness.
A simple molecular technique for distinguishing species reveals frequent misidentification of Hawaiian corals in the genus Pocillopora
Xavier Pochon –– This study developed a simple and cost-effective assay that quickly allows for discrimination amongst coral species in the genus Pocillopora using simple PCR amplification followed by digestion with widely available restriction enzymes. Pocilloporid corals exhibit extreme phenotypic plasticity, making morphological identification of species very challenging. The assay was tested on 691 coral samples collected from across the Hawaiian Archipelago and successfully characterised all six Pocillopora species occurring in Hawaii. Compared to sequence-based identification, this method is simple, rapid and represents a cost saving of nearly 95%. This work will benefit future studies of population structure, ecology, biodiversity, evolution and conservation in this challenging coral genus.
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Spawning of French grunts, Haemulon flavolineatum, in recirculating aquarium systems https://t.co/tGwZVSpFFe @thePeerJ https://t.co/syPBSyvCtt

Bioindicator potential of Ricinus communis to simulated rainfall containing potassium fluoride https://t.co/Tqsp88Ws8y @thePeerJ https://t.co/XzYWJ5XlXO

After many years, work done by @arora_jigyasa and @MargaretBrisbin on microbiome engineering is finally published by @thePeerJ! https://t.co/gTLqx2ealS #DevelopmentalBiology #Entomology #EvolutionaryStudies #Microbiology

Investigation of microbial community interactions between Lake Washington methanotrophs using ­­­­­­­genome-scale metabolic modeling https://t.co/F1LxYx2zIk @thePeerJ https://t.co/B0HnKIY1h9

An article I handled as editor has been published today @thePeerJ https://t.co/ONhvWHL4co #Aquaculture,FisheriesandFishScience #MarineBiology #Microbiology

New paper alert: I am happy to announce that my latest descriptive paper on the cranial osteology of the pleurosternid turtle Pleurosternon bullockii is published today in @thePeerJ, together with @RollotYann & W. Joyce: https://t.co/yJR45mTj2p 1/4

Bite force data suggests relationship between acrodont tooth implantation and strong bite force https://t.co/ChopqTUQus @thePeerJ https://t.co/EPT2ygKNnn