Zoological Science

Haimormus shimojiensis, a new genus and species of Pseudozeuxidae (Crustacea: Tanaidacea) from a submarine limestone cave in Northwestern Pacific

Editor rating: 7 / 10

James Reimer –– Discovery and description of a new species of Tanaidacea from a marine cave - a rare finding!
Host and symbiont genetic contributions to fitness in a Trichogramma–Wolbachia symbiosis

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Joseph Gillespie –– It adds information to the dynamics that underpin Wolbachia's ability to turn infected wasps into parthenogenetically reproducing hosts.
Inducible nitric oxide synthase (NOS2) knockout mice as a model of trichotillomania

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Fulvio D'Acquisto –– An interesting study widening our knowledge of the multiple biological roles of nitric oxide.
Playing by the rules? Phenotypic adaptation to temperate environments in an American marsupial

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Virginia Abdala –– The paper deals with important concepts in the field of Ecology, testing them empirically. Its results can be useful for people working in other biological disciplines such as Comparative Morphology.
Conserving relics from ancient underground worlds: assessing the influence of cave and landscape features on obligate iron cave dwellers from the Eastern Amazon

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Jack Stanford –– Great contribution to the conservation of caves and cave faunas.
The little shrimp that could: phylogeography of the circumtropical Stenopus hispidus (Crustacea: Decapoda), reveals divergent Atlantic and Pacific lineages

Editor rating: 8 / 10

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.
Precopulatory behavior and sexual conflict in the desert locust

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Ann Hedrick –– It describes behavior that has not previously been documented in an important pest species.
Pharmacokinetics and safety of oral glyburide in dogs with acute spinal cord injury

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Minjun Chen –– This is a specific PK study in dogs and the authors have made a good experiment and report
A striking new genus and species of cave-dwelling frog (Amphibia: Anura: Microhylidae: Asterophryinae) from Thailand

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Gabriela Parra Olea –– Herpetofauna from Thailand is far from being known or understood. This paper provides very important data to the field. The authors did a great job in using modern tools to evaluate the validity of the taxon and discussed it in the light of more general themes such a Biogeography and Evolution.
Repeatability of glucocorticoid hormones in vertebrates: a meta-analysis

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Dany Garant –– Nice overview of published literature on the topic.

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Haimormus shimojiensis, a new genus and species of Pseudozeuxidae (Crustacea: Tanaidacea) from a submarine limestone cave in Northwestern Pacific https://t.co/HL9TK70wEO

Host and symbiont genetic contributions to fitness in a Trichogramma–Wolbachia symbiosis https://t.co/sVyBsROzhO

Inducible nitric oxide synthase (NOS2) knockout mice as a model of trichotillomania https://t.co/CN6lOyayHv @thePeerJ https://t.co/55o0ekkIOc

Conserving subterranean relics https://t.co/vUjOVTp8xQ via @thePeerJ

The little shrimp that could: phylogeography of the circumtropical Stenopus hispidus (Crustacea: Decapoda), reveals divergent Atlantic and Pacific lineages https://t.co/TXOB7dyxro https://t.co/QkZN9Zfxz0

Funny how things work! After 1 1/2 years trying publishing my dissertation papers, I went back to California for 2 weeks, within that time two of the papers were accepted for publication. That's what I call #CaliforniaLove! Here is the first one! https://t.co/hm743aOFiN

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New @tamuvetmed Veterinary Medicine /Pharmacology/ Translational Medicine in @thePeerJ https://t.co/pecuSsUsfv Pharmacokinetics and safety of oral glyburide in dogs with acute spinal cord injury Nick Jeffery​, C. Elizabeth Boudreau, Megan Konarik, Travis Mays, Virginia Fajt

Precopulatory #behavior and sexual conflict in the desert locust https://t.co/L3i4z9D9Ed @thePeerJ https://t.co/qSPIDwBH8v

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Congratulations to Kelsey Schoenemann on her article on glucocorticoid repeatability, published today in @thePeerJ https://t.co/882QMAM5RT #AnimalBehavior #Ecology #EvolutionaryStudies