Zoological Science

Host and symbiont genetic contributions to fitness in a Trichogramma–Wolbachia symbiosis
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
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
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.
A striking new genus and species of cave-dwelling frog (Amphibia: Anura: Microhylidae: Asterophryinae) from Thailand
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.
Validation and description of two new north-western Australian Rainbow skinks with multispecies coalescent methods and morphology
Peter Prentis –– It describes new diversity in an Australian lizard group.
Leopard (Panthera pardus) status, distribution, and the research efforts across its range
David Roberts –– Review of a major charismatic species
Zoological Science

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Evaluation of female Aedes aegypti proteome via LC-ESI-MS/MS using two protein extraction methods | https://t.co/FBL7yKp1HH #proteomics https://t.co/ABaUySZlx7

Just published - A review of the diagnosis and geographical distribution of the recently described flea #toad Brachycephalus sulfuratus  Research from Bornschein et al. @Unesp_Oficial @UFPel Read the @PeerJLife article https://t.co/aesZDePvMd #fleatoad #Biogeography https://t.co/GAhVgh6bF4

Junggebauer et al. @uniGoettingen @ipbofficial examine changes in diversity and community assembly of jumping #spiders (Araneae: Salticidae) after #rainforest conversion to rubber and oil palm plantations Read the @PeerJLife article https://t.co/PyPGNW7aWn #Deforestation #PalmOil https://t.co/AFtI3rKxO9

Frau et al. applied photo-identification techniques to investigate the influence of fish farm activity on the social structure of the common bottlenose dolphin in #Sardinia, #Italy Read the full @PeerJLife article https://t.co/9BCH9t5ZbE #AnimalBehavior #Ecology #MarineBiology https://t.co/mtBunKhkdK

Newman et al. @ugavetmed present new research characterizing avian pathogenic Escherichia coli  from #colibacillosis cases. #Ecoli Read the full @PeerJLife article https://t.co/pQP1JlfoAM #Microbiology #MolecularBiology #VeterinaryMedicine https://t.co/rCGeLGWJm7

Differential gene expression in a tripartite interaction: Drosophila, Spiroplasma and parasitic wasps https://t.co/o7goQRYMRy @thePeerJ https://t.co/ufaFs1Wp7F

Cranial ornamentation in Hungarosaurus https://t.co/gRECDpFPe2 via @thePeerJ

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New article on Indian bush frog systematics with @SDBiju1’s group at @UnivofDelhi published today in @thePeerJ https://t.co/FMDuAQahZy #Biodiversity #Ecology #EvolutionaryStudies #Taxonomy #Zoology #frog @umncbs @UMNresearch

Csősz et al. @calacademy present a taxonomic revision of the Malagasy Aphaenogaster swammerdami group in #Madagascar Read the full @PeerJLife article https://t.co/xDtRExePPa #Biodiversity #Entomology #Taxonomy #Zoology https://t.co/h1Hzk7OF9G

Putative carboxylesterase gene identification and their expression patterns in Hyphantria cunea (Drury) https://t.co/b6f7BdCKSJ @thePeerJ https://t.co/79KMGY4PeZ

Lifegate: "Leopard populations have declined dramatically, new research reveals"

The Wire: "Not Just Tigers, Our Leopards Are in Trouble As Well – and We’re Ignoring Them"

Discovery News: "Leopards Have Lost 75 Percent of Their Historic Range"

Newsweek: "Leopards have lost up to 75 percent of their habitat worldwide"

Christian Science Monitor: "Leopard survival requires increased conservation efforts, say scientists"

Science Magazine: "Leopards have lost three-quarters of their range"

The Guardian: Leopards have lost 75% of their historical habitat

National Geographic: Leopards Have Lost Three-Fourths of Their Territory

New York Times: Leopards Are More Vulnerable Than Believed, Study Finds