Microbiology

Gene and genome-centric analyses of koala and wombat fecal microbiomes point to metabolic specialization for Eucalyptus digestion
Peter Prentis –– This article is the first comparative analysis of marsupial microbiomes.
New species of the endemic Neotropical caddisfly genus Contulma from the Andes of Ecuador (Trichoptera: Anomalopsychidae)
Joseph Gillespie –– New species description
A massive update of non-indigenous species records in Mediterranean marinas
Mark Costello –– Due to the Suez Canal, the Mediterranean has more introduced species than any other sea area. However, there are often misidentifications and species suggested as "invasive" which are not (they may be rarely recorded but native). Thus a synthesis of this knowledge is timely and of wide international interest.
Benchmarking viromics: an in silico evaluation of metagenome-enabled estimates of viral community composition and diversity
Michael Hallett –– The paper addresses the potential of viral metagenomics in a general fashion that could impact the design of many studies.
Taxonomic overview of the hyperdiverse ant genus Tetramorium Mayr (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) in India with descriptions and X-ray microtomography of two new species from the Andaman Islands
Darren Ward –– x-ray microtomography
The landscape of fear conceptual framework: definition and review of current applications and misuses
James Roper –– Over time, the concept that organisms have to avoid predation and agonistic interactions has been studied and examined in ecology. The landscape of fear idea is an attempt to unify these ideas conceptually and bring together commonalities from a variety of areas of ecology. Thus, this concept and its elaboration may be applicable in a wide variety of ecological settings, include both terrestrial and aquatic systems.
Genomic and functional analysis of Romboutsia ilealis CRIBT reveals adaptation to the small intestine
Vincent Thomas –– First description of the genome of a new, dominant bacterial species that is fund in rat's ileum. Can have significant impact on our understanding of this ecosystem.
Development and evaluation of rapid novel isothermal amplification assays for important veterinary pathogens: Chlamydia psittaci and Chlamydia pecorum
Joseph Gillespie –– This work will help with identifying and diagnosing severe chlamydial pathogens that are relevant to veterinary research.
Effects of tire leachate on the invasive mosquito Aedes albopictus and the native congener Aedes triseriatus
Ilaria Negri –– Aedes albopictus is an invasive mosquito species, able to adapt to many environments. This article helps to shed light on its ecology.
The jaw is a second-class lever in Pedetes capensis (Rodentia: Pedetidae)
Robert Druzinsky –– This is a new approach to a long-standing problem in the biomechanics of rodent feeding.
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