Zoological Science

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Effects of Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis infection on egg production and the immune response of the laying duck Anas platyrhynchos

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Carlos Conte-Junior –– This paper has interesting information on a major public health pathogen. Microbiology and immunology were studied together to understanding this pathogen in duck production.
Potential surrogate plants for use in semi-field pesticide risk assessment with Megachile rotundata

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Sheila Colla –– Methods to test pesticide impacts on species other than honeybees and bumblebees will be important for policy and regulation going forward.
The gut microbiome correlates with conspecific aggression in a small population of rescued dogs (Canis familiaris)

Section Editor rating: 8 / 10

Jennifer Vonk –– This is a novel study that has important practical applications to the management of pet dogs
Efficient generation of human primordial germ cell-like cells from pluripotent stem cells in a methylcellulose-based 3D system at large scale

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Shao-Chen Sun –– A system which produces more primordial germ cell-like cells.
Dogs can be trained to find a bar magnet

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Lesley Rogers –– Investigation of the ability of dogs to respond to magnetic information is of broad interest.
COI barcoding of plant bugs (Insecta: Hemiptera: Miridae)

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Hilary Morrison –– The article provides a molecular identification method for members of an important taxonomic group.
Anti-predator defences of a bombardier beetle: is bombing essential for successful escape from frogs?

Section Editor rating: 7 / 10

Michael Wink –– Interesting story
Differences in persistence between dogs and wolves in an unsolvable task in the absence of humans

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Jennifer Vonk –– Behavioral flexibility is an important topic that gets at underlying species differences in cognition. Here, the authors were able to examine wolves and dogs, which may point to the impact of domestication on some aspects of canid cognition.
Catch fast and kill quickly: do tiger beetles use the same strategies when hunting different types of prey?

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Barry Brook –– Useful study on decision making in insect predators.
Sociality genes are associated with human-directed social behaviour in golden and Labrador retriever dogs

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Jennifer Vonk –– Gene - behavior associations is a very important and growing area of research. These types of studies will help us understand the impact of domestication at a more molecular level in canids.

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Our article “Potential surrogate plants for use in semi-field pesticide risk assessment with Megachile rotundata” as been published today in @thePeerJ https://t.co/poY7XNNOVc #AgriculturalScience #Entomology #Toxicology

Efficient generation of human primordial germ cell-like cells from pluripotent stem cells in a methylcellulose-based 3D system at large scale https://t.co/quaQNYKY18 @thePeerJ https://t.co/aZdVIuFHuF

Dog gut microbiome and aggression https://t.co/L1ybGuckr9 via @thePeerJ cc @adele759

#dogs can be trained to find a bar magnet https://t.co/fTLu7EzQxa @thePeerJ https://t.co/f9y6diUCM5

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"COI barcoding of plant bugs (Insecta: Hemiptera: Miridae)" published in @thePeerJ https://t.co/YvOvYEpn95

食べるのや~めた? トノサマガエルは通常、舌でミイデラゴミムシの体に触れた瞬間に攻撃を止め、オナラ(化学防衛)の反撃を逃れる。 原著論文は→ https://t.co/oBIvpJVLgl PeerJ 続きの動画は→ https://t.co/UYy1PV3m8P YouTube 前編(ヒキガエル篇)は→ https://t.co/8w1QHgSkvP https://t.co/I9Z3I7dc9E

So far, studies testing dog-wolf differences in persistence have had a major confounding variable: human presence. Our study, a first to test dog-wolf persistence, motor diversity & behavioural consistency without humans involved is now out in @thePeerJ! https://t.co/VhLMzwBLEO

Catch fast and kill quickly: do tiger beetles use the same strategies when hunting different types of prey? https://t.co/MFxDjyEtF8 @thePeerJ https://t.co/kEaZuKRJBp

Sociality genes are associated with human-directed social #behavior in golden and Labrador retriever #dogs https://t.co/HK1MTDxrrQ @thePeerJ https://t.co/pwU7UhObOc