Zoological Science

Translating genomics into practice for real-time surveillance and response to carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae: evidence from a complex multi-institutional KPC outbreak
Nicholas Loman –– This is a really well worked example of how whole genome sequencing is transforming public health surveillance of infectious diseases.
A historical legacy of antibiotic utilization on bacterial seed banks in sediments
Konstantinos Kormas –– A very interesting paper for several disciplines related to the importance of antibiotic resistance in nature.
Function of JARID2 in bovines during early embryonic development
Shao-Chen Sun –– This work provided the basic roles of JARID2 on bovine oocytes.
Profiling soil microbial communities with next-generation sequencing: the influence of DNA kit selection and technician technical expertise
Juan Riesgo-Escovar –– It addresses methodological problems that hinder comparison of these type of results from different publications.
Simulations indicate that scores of lionfish (Pterois volitans) colonized the Atlantic Ocean
Mark Hixon –– This study provides insight on the size of the founding introduced population that gave rise to one of the worst marine invasions in history.
Multi-scale and multi-site resampling of a study area in spatial genetics: implications for flying insect species
Michael Huston –– Some of the logistical constraints on obtaining adequate genetic samples and interpreting their patterns over large complex regions can be addressed by multi-scale spatial analyses of the data.
The shell morphology of the latest Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) trionychid turtle Helopanoplia distincta
Christopher Noto –– This article describes an important but poorly-diagnosed taxon of pan-trionychid turtle that will have an impact on understanding the phylogeny of plastomenids, as well as address issues of extinction across the K-Pg boundary, and biogeography of Laramidia.
Evaluating the role of wild songbirds or rodents in spreading avian influenza virus across an agricultural landscape
Peirong Jiao –– Wild songbirds or rodents play a key role in spreading avian influenza virus across an agricultural landscape.
Shift of symbiont communities in Acropora tenuis juveniles under heat stress
Joseph Gillespie –– This is important work on a small scale, pertaining to the biology of these corals. But it is further ecological significance, and thus will be of interest to marine biologists ecologists and environmental scientists.
Introgression between ecologically distinct species following increased salinity in the Colorado Delta- Worldwide implications for impacted estuary diversity
Therese Markow –– It's a first and the data are very strong/
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Platygyra verweyi in the Kenting Reef undergoes long-term acclimatization and/or adaptation based on microgeographic and local environmental conditions by altering its combinations of associated Symbiodiniaceae. https://t.co/C6sFNHhtSc

Predicting the consequences of global warming on Gentiana lutea germination at the edge of its distributional and ecological range https://t.co/5JwXxchpPr @thePeerJ https://t.co/UZSb6dz1x4

It's finally out! Also check out its partner paper https://t.co/Q3JVd5GhUa to see results from our own sediment cores! https://t.co/fNpiY8Np8G

New paper on #paleolimnology, #metals, #geochemistry, and the #GreatLakes! Where the heck do the metals come from? https://t.co/iqJUDu6bvW @thePeerJ @UMDNRRI1 https://t.co/6tXLEdMY1X

Transcriptomic profiling of purple broccoli reveals light-induced anthocyanin biosynthetic signaling and structural genes https://t.co/HfnL7iPhm1 @thePeerJ https://t.co/7lWnFxowIU

JAMA News: "Songbirds, rodents not likely vectors in avian influenza outbreak"
https://www.avma.org/News/JAVMANews/Pages/180301q.aspx

Discover Magazine: Dozens—Perhaps Even Hundreds—of Lionfish Likely Launched the Atlantic Invasion
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/science-sushi/2017/12/27/dozens-perhaps-even-hundreds-of-lionfish-likely-launched-the-atlantic-invasion/