Zoological Science

Genome size versus geographic range size in birds
José Maria Cardoso da Silva –– Interesting paper analyzing the relationship between range size and genome size in birds.
Incomplete lineage sorting and ancient admixture, and speciation without morphological change in ghost-worm cryptic species
Joseph Gillespie –– Cerca et al. employ state-of-the-art population genomics approaches to illuminate a complex of cryptic species in a meiofaunal annelid.
Offspring and adult chemosensory recognition by an amphisbaenian reptile may allow maintaining familiar links in the fossorial environment
Jennifer Vonk –– I agree with the reviewers on the novelty of a study focused on parental care and sociality in reptiles. This will make an important contribution to the literature.
Tolerance of two anhydrobiotic tardigrades Echiniscus testudo and Milnesium inceptum to hypomagnetic conditions
Wagner Magalhães –– The manuscript includes an experimental approach to test if two species of tardigrades can survive under hypomagnetic conditions. It will be relevant for biologists in general, tardigrade enthusiasts and astrobiologists.
Night of the hunter: using cameras to quantify nocturnal activity in desert spiders
James Baxter-Gilbert –– The increasing understanding of the importance of invertebrate communities, and their conservation, relies on the ability of researchers to understand their ecology better. This study examines the use of camera traps for collecting information on arthropods, using spiders as a model system, as well as outlining limitations, potential solutions, and future directions.
Effects of dietary fennel (Foeniculum vulgare Mill.) seed powder supplementation on growth performance, nutrient digestibility, small intestinal morphology, and carcass traits of broilers
Korakot Nganvongpanit –– Dietary supplementation of fennel (Foeniculum vulgare Mill.) seed powder, resulted in a beneficial impact on broiler digestion and absorption abilities, carcass traits and intestinal histological, especially at a concentration of 0.30%, which improved intestinal morphological development and thus promoting healthy and efficient development in Cobb broiler chickens.
Acoustic cues to individuality in wild male adult African savannah elephants (Loxodonta africana)
Korakot Nganvongpanit –– This study had filled some gaps in knowledge of elephants.
Antibiotic prescription practices and attitudes towards the use of antimicrobials among veterinarians in the City of Tshwane, South Africa
Mohammad Shamsur Rahman –– To combat against AMR, veterinarians have major role to play under 'One Health' approach, that can be achieved by prescribing antibiotics properly!
The complete mitochondrial genome sequence of Oryctes rhinoceros (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) based on long-read nanopore sequencing
Joseph Gillespie –– Novel use of sequencing technology and substantive increase in genomic resources for a major pest.
Consistency of dark skeletal muscles in Thai native black-bone chickens (Gallus gallus domesticus)
Cristina Bilbao-Sainz –– This manuscript is a detailed histological study that concentrates on patterns and intensities of Melanin deposition (hypermelanosis) in Thai black boned chickens.
Zoological Science

Section discussions

From long-term agricultural experiment: Type of organic fertilizer rather than organic amendment per se increases abundance of soil biota. With Maria Viketoft & Laura Riggi leading https://t.co/wThzQKCrPz https://t.co/TzrQPyWJf7

8 days ago
Our article on the effects of plastics in Drosophila has been published today in @thePeerJ https://t.co/gazw6S870Z #DevelopmentalBiology #Ecotoxicology. Great collaborating with @b_longdon @BrendanGodley @paquiydeleite @elmaxitour and Kat @UofE_Research

Just published @PeerJLife study examines the long-term effects of non-biodegradable polyelectrolyte microcapsules on fish internal organs with histopathologic analysis Read the full article https://t.co/7FJgvgc3Lc #Aquaculture #Fisheries #Biochemistry #Biotechnology https://t.co/7fNydW1ZwG

Temporal and spatial dynamics of gastrointestinal parasite infection in Père David’s deer Read the full @PeerJLife article https://t.co/4h3Lv7bLBK #ConservationBiology #Parasitology #Zoology https://t.co/BbG854WY77

Presenting the Wapiti Formation’s first lambeosaurine #dinosaur! Led by the intrepid @ERS_UNE/@PalaeoScience MSc student @bray_holland and part of the #BADP field project, we describe the mass death of some juvenile dinosaurs https://t.co/Q2taAAuGUq @CurrieMuseum

An article I handled as editor has just been published @thePeerJ https://t.co/Xf7ft1DNIl Congratulations to @ArthurErb1 and @alanhturner and many thanks to @PalaeoStephan, @BronzatiMario and an anonymous reviewer for their expert assistance! #Crocodile #Paleoneurology