Zoological Science

Viscoelastic characteristics of the canine cranial cruciate ligament complex at slow strain rates
Korakot Nganvongpanit –– This is very interesting article.
Observing animals and humans: dogs target their gaze to the biological information in natural scenes
Giorgio Vallortigara –– none
Insights into dog owner perspectives on risks, benefits, and nutritional value of raw diets compared to commercial cooked diets
Korakot Nganvongpanit –– The practice of feeding a raw meat-based diet for dogs is a topic of increasing interest to owners and veterinary professionals alike. This study expands the research into owner motivations for feeding between the raw meat-based diet and cooked the diets and asks owner/veterinarian on their opinions about risk and nutritional value.
Expression and phylogeny of multidrug resistance protein 2 and 4 in African white backed vulture (Gyps africanus)
Korakot Nganvongpanit –– Diclofenac toxicity in old world vultures is well described in the literature by both the severity of the toxicity induced and the speed of death. This study had shown the expression and phylogeny of multidrug resistance protein 2 and 4 in African White Backed vulture (Gyps africanus).
Hissing of geese: caller identity encoded in a non-vocal acoustic signal
Lesley Rogers –– This paper enters a new area of investigation of avian vocalizations.
Sensation of the tiniest kind: the antennal sensilla of the smallest free-living insect Scydosella musawasensis (Coleoptera: Ptiliidae)
Joseph Gillespie –– Drs. Diakova and Polilov document for the first time the detailed structure of the ptiliid (very tiny beetles) antenna, describing the effect of miniaturization on sensilla number, type and individual size.
Morph-specific seasonal variation of aggressive behaviour in a polymorphic lizard species
Clint Kelly –– This study contributes to our knowledge of how morph-specific traits correlate within alternative reproductive strategies.
Kinematic effects of the circle with and without rider in walking horses
Korakot Nganvongpanit –– This study has been shown that during horse walking with or without a rider might be different. You can learn the kinematic effects of the circle with and without a rider walking horses from this study.
Phylogenetic relationships and taxonomic position of genus Hyperacrius (Rodentia: Arvicolinae) from Kashmir based on evidences from analysis of mitochondrial genome and study of skull morphology
Nikolay Poyarkov –– An interesting application of historical DNA techniques for a better understanding of vole phylogeny.
Behavioural patterns of free roaming wild boar in a spatiotemporal context
Claire Paris –– This work represents a rare account of the natural behavior of a species of concern like the wild boar.
Zoological Science

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There's a new Late Jurassic rhynchocephalian in town: Sphenofontis velserae, an exquisitely preserved sphenodontine from the Solnhofen Archipelago. Just out on @thePeerJ! https://t.co/eOG6FnXoH2

A Toll-like receptor identified in Gigantidas platifrons and its potential role in the immune recognition of endosymbiotic methane oxidation bacteria https://t.co/btic5hM1pL @thePeerJ https://t.co/3qibxFEzfn

Kim et al. @SNUnow reveal a new coral barnacle exclusively associated with the high latitude coral Alveopora japonica in the waters of southern Korea after DNA-based diversity assessment Read the full @PeerJLife article https://t.co/Xc9hCRDu6K #Biodiversity #MarineBiology https://t.co/nawfHhkfbZ

This amazing fossil, discovered by me and my mom, Lisa Marshall, at the Mother’s Day Quarry in Montana, exhibits several new scale shapes and orientations never before seen in Diplodocus. https://t.co/VsY2PkGwSv 2/8

Comparative transcriptome and histological analyses provide insights into the skin pigmentation in Minxian black fur sheep (Ovis aries) https://t.co/FL7DbpjhFO @thePeerJ https://t.co/xr6AVsS73Z

Transcriptomics analysis reveals the effect of Broussonetia papyrifera L. fermented feed on meat quality traits in fattening lamb https://t.co/TuWW1lfsNu @thePeerJ https://t.co/TKPWtgSJUO

Smith and Garcia @ucsc examined morphological variation in sea urchin grazers to determine whether sea urchins shift energy allocation in response to food limitation Read the full @PeerJLife article https://t.co/giBkDb6wYe #Ecology #MarineBiology #Zoology https://t.co/9QL8cPtzS0

My most recent article has been published today in @thePeerJ https://t.co/3J2zMHzdcn #AgriculturalScience #VeterinaryMedicine #Zoology This is the last paper of my Masters to be published- all of them peer reviewed and published. Working on my Ph.D papers now @EdwardStresslab

Comparison of morphology, development and expression patterns of hsf and hsp11.0 of Cotesia chilonis under normal and high temperature https://t.co/q5a3TV2HF2 @thePeerJ https://t.co/N6DChgOdnc