Paleontology and Evolutionary Science

Ecomorphological characterization of murines and non-arvicoline cricetids (Rodentia) from south-western Europe since the latest Middle Miocene to the Mio-Pliocene boundary (MN 7/8–MN13)
Philip Cox –– The method used could be widely applicable for inferring ecology in extinct species.
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
Meta-analysis of biomarkers for severe dengue infections
Hiroshi Nishiura –– reviewed in a systematic manner, adding novel evidence to literature
The postcranial skeleton of Boreogomphodon (Cynodontia: Traversodontidae) from the Upper Triassic of North Carolina, USA and the comparison with other traversodontids
Claudia Marsicano –– due to the scarcity of good postcranial descriptions not only on travesodontids but on cynodonts in general.
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.
Adaptations to different habitats in sexual and asexual populations of parasitoid wasps: a meta-analysis
Donald Kramer –– It provides a coherent synthesis of a large amount of data framed by a coherent hypothesis.
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.
Early-branching euteleost relationships: areas of congruence between concatenation and coalescent model inferences
Tim Collins –– To the extent that phylogenetics is used across all biological disciplines, these results may be significant, especially, if they do the suggested data/method exploration in the revisions to address the conflicting results between methodologies.
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