Microbiology

Moving to 3D: relationships between coral planar area, surface area and volume
Ronaldo Francini-Filho –– Tech tools for coral reef research are emerging fast and boosting science
Complex versus simple models: ion-channel cardiac toxicity prediction
Heiko Enderling –– This article discusses the contributions of quantitative models in predicting biology, and makes an important point about the balance of simplicity/complexity/accuracy/usefulness of biophysical models. If simple models capture biological complexity, the use of more detailed models must be properly justified.
The association between chronic bullying victimization with weight status and body self-image: a cross-national study in 39 countries
Antonio Palazón-Bru –– A novel research question with a high number of individuals and a great methodology. The reporting was excellent.
Evaluating the adaptive evolutionary convergence of carnivorous plant taxa through functional genomics
Todd Vision –– This is a novel and innovative approach to studying the genomic correlates of convergent evolution. It is likely to inspire similar studies in other systems and for other kinds of genomic changes, as well as bioinformatic work to refine and extend the methods.
Development of an RNA interference (RNAi) gene knockdown protocol in the anaerobic gut fungus Pecoramyces ruminantium strain C1A
Alexandra Lusser –– The article describes the development of a new method in this field that should facilitate future research in this area.
Positive end expiratory pressure in acute hypoxemic respiratory failure due to community acquired pneumonia: do we need a personalized approach?
Salvatore Andrea Mastrolia –– This is a very well constructed study with a good methodological approach. Clear and well written
Molecular and serological dynamics of Chlamydia pecorum infection in a longitudinal study of prime lamb production
Joseph Gillespie –– It is important for the agricultural industry and the knowledge base for C. percorum infection dynamics
Molecular phylogenetics of swimming crabs (Portunoidea Rafinesque, 1815) supports a revised family-level classification and suggests a single derived origin of symbiotic taxa
Mohammad Shamsur Rahman –– very much fantastic work in the field of taxonomy, both in classical and molecular approach!
Attentional biases toward body images in males at high risk of muscle dysmorphia
Ada Zohar –– This is a relatively new and interesting approach to measure the automatic biases which might underlie the susceptibility to eating disorders and body dysmorphia. There is an emergent field of attention bias modification which is a new approach to treating anxiety disorders and PTSD which is showing great promise for these disorders. Since ED and BD are notoriously hard to treat this emergent research on attention bias and attention bias modification which is bringing together clinical, cognitive, and neuro psychology, is exciting, and I am glad that PeerJ is publishing this paper.
Boundaries in ground beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae) and environmental variables at the edges of forest patches with residential developments
Scott Ferrenberg –– This article introduces, in a tangible way, methods for combining biological data with environmental data to identify boundaries and edge effects free of bias from the human point of view. This set of techniques could substantially improve our understanding of why species are affected by some edge conditions but go seemingly unaffected by others. The potential use of this approach in conservation and protected area delineation is clear, but I also see other possible applications such as determining the factors that influence spatial patterns in plant productivity and biogeochemical processes.
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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