Zoological Science

Comparative genomic analysis of a new tellurite-resistant Psychrobacter strain isolated from the Antarctic Peninsula
Tatiana Vishnivetskaya –– Metal resistant strain from cold environments could be useful for bioremediation at low temperatures
Ants contribute to pollination but not to reproduction in a rare calcareous grassland forb
Curtis Daehler –– Experiments demonstrate that although ants are frequent floral visitors and they carry pollen, they are not effective pollinators and they may even be detrimental to reproduction in a rare plant.
Optimization of antioxidative peptides from mackerel (Pneumatophorus japonicus) viscera
Carlos Conte-Junior –– There are few papers that explore fish products.
Catchment land use predicts benthic vegetation in small estuaries
Jonathan Tonkin –– The authors find that converting as little as 20% of a catchment to fertilized land can shift estuarine vegetation from seagrass to macroalgae dominated. They find that simple land use measures – in this case, % fertilized land – may act as strong indicators of eutrophication risk to estuaries.
Frequency and developmental timing of linear enamel hypoplasia defects in Early Archaic Texan hunter-gatherers
Theodore Eliades –– Archaeo-dentistry is an emerging discipline which applies modern analytical techniques to investigate samples obtained from excavations or other archaeological material.
A new slider turtle (Testudines: Emydidae: Deirochelyinae: Trachemys) from the late Hemphillian (late Miocene/early Pliocene) of eastern Tennessee and the evolution of the deirochelyines
Andrew Farke –– Describes a new fossil species from a group of turtles that are ecologically important in North America today.
A bibliometric analysis in gene research of myocardial infarction from 2001 to 2015
Maria Cristina Albertini –– Important information has been disclosed in the paper.
A simple molecular technique for distinguishing species reveals frequent misidentification of Hawaiian corals in the genus Pocillopora
Xavier Pochon –– This study developed a simple and cost-effective assay that quickly allows for discrimination amongst coral species in the genus Pocillopora using simple PCR amplification followed by digestion with widely available restriction enzymes. Pocilloporid corals exhibit extreme phenotypic plasticity, making morphological identification of species very challenging. The assay was tested on 691 coral samples collected from across the Hawaiian Archipelago and successfully characterised all six Pocillopora species occurring in Hawaii. Compared to sequence-based identification, this method is simple, rapid and represents a cost saving of nearly 95%. This work will benefit future studies of population structure, ecology, biodiversity, evolution and conservation in this challenging coral genus.
Differential gene expression during early development in recently evolved and sympatric Arctic charr morphs
Marc Robinson-Rechavi –– This study allows to link natural variation in morphology with genetic divergence in expression patterns, thus helping link ecology to molecular genomics.
An Indo-Pacific damselfish (Neopomacentrus cyanomos) in the Gulf of Mexico: origin and mode of introduction
Donald Kramer –– Although only dealing with a single invasive species, it is a very thorough and interesting analysis of the potential for oil rigs to move fish (and potentially other marine species) around the world.
Zoological Science

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Temporal genetic monitoring in fish https://t.co/H5qbIb5b5Q vía @thePeerJ

Just published today! my article on Public priorities on sea level rise https://t.co/xDrg1hUPDA. Stay safe.

Moonlighting from my day job again, sequenced microsatellites are the future! #microsatellitesnotdead. Thank you @olepais for allowing me to contribute! Fast SSRseq development https://t.co/mnMUAhCq4f via @thePeerJ

On the importance of spatial scales on beta diversity of coral assemblages: a study from Venezuelan coral reefs https://t.co/pwl81Ums2A @thePeerJ https://t.co/om2OQO6YdI

Enhanced genome editing in human iPSCs with CRISPR-CAS9 by co-targeting ATP1a1 https://t.co/E5bbaFPtWr @thePeerJ https://t.co/BRF8JCpHNN