Editor rating: 7 / 10Salvador Sánchez-Carrillo –– Biochemistry of environmental stress in organismal to be used as biomarkers
Editor rating: 7 / 10Susanne Brander –– It describes new findings regarding sublethal immunotoxic effects caused by a contaminant class (nanoparticles) of emerging concern in a marine organism of ecological importance.
Editor rating: 8 / 10John Ringo –– Eleven new species are described. Classical morphological characters are analyzed alongside genetic data, a nice synthesis.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Mason Posner –– This study uses the zebrafish to show that the foxr1 transcription factor is maternally inherited and important for early embryonic development. The authors use a combination of CRISPR genome editing and measurements of mRNA expression to provide compelling evidence for their conclusions. A phylogenetic analysis suggests that the importance of foxr1 may be widespread in vertebrates. This study is a good example of an integrative approach to examining vertebrate early development and an excellent use of the zebrafish model system.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Fernando Spilki –– The findings are of importance for those handling captive zebras.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Haseeb Khan –– This study adds to the knowledge about captive breeding of endangered koala.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Shao-Chen Sun –– This study applies melatonin into transgenetic animal production.
Section Editor rating: 7 / 10Jennifer Vonk –– Lesser ape cognition is really understudied in comparison to other primates despite the unique nature of their social structure and their important place in the lineage of primates.
Section Editor rating: 7 / 10Jennifer Vonk –– Carnivores remain somewhat understudied and information about foraging ecology is important both from a conservation standpoint and informing us about their cognition and behavior.
Section Editor rating: 7 / 10Jennifer Vonk –– New methods for assessing prosocial behaviors in nonhuman primates are needed to help resolve a difficult topic.
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