Zoological Science

The ultimate legs of Chilopoda (Myriapoda): a review on their morphological disparity and functional variability

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Graciela Piñeiro –– This is an interesting review about the centipede morphology and functional biology, particularly focused on the anatomical variability of the last pair of legs and their adaptability to different functions. Although apparently restricted to myriapod specialists, the paper may have a moderate broader impact in general studies on the origin, variability and adaptations of the arthropod appendages.
Vegetation structure of plantain-based agrosystems determines numerical dominance in community of ground-dwelling ants

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Budiman Minasny –– It evaluates factors affecting ant distribution in the tropics
Anthropogenic water sources and the effects on Sonoran Desert small mammal communities

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Jianhua Xu –– This study was to investigate the effects of AWS on desert rodent communities. The work compared AWS sites and non-AWS control sites by an appropriate statistical method, the principal component analysis (PCA).
New species of the endemic Neotropical caddisfly genus Contulma from the Andes of Ecuador (Trichoptera: Anomalopsychidae)

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Joseph Gillespie –– New species description
New Cernotina caddisflies from the Ecuadorian Amazon (Trichoptera: Polycentropodidae)

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Dezene Huber –– Two new species descriptions for an understudied part of the world that is facing cumulative anthropogenic threats.
Diversity of fish sound types in the Pearl River Estuary, China

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Magnus Johnson –– This paper lays the foundations for the use of fish sounds as a way of monitoring a divers ecological assemblage.
lncRNA H19 is involved in TGF-β1-induced epithelial to mesenchymal transition in bovine epithelial cells through PI3K/AKT Signaling Pathway

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Shao-Chen Sun –– This work focused on lncRNA, which is an active area currently.
The intervals method: a new approach to analyse finite element outputs using multivariate statistics

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Philip Cox –– This article describes a new technique for analysing the results of FEA. It has the potential to be used widely in the discipline.
Alpha-arylphorin is a mitogen in the Heliothis virescens midgut cell secretome upon Cry1Ac intoxication

Editor rating: 7 / 10

María Ángeles Esteban –– In this work the secreted proteome (secretome) of primary mature midgut cell cultures from Heliothis virescens larvae was studied after exposure to Cry1Ac toxin. These results identify a protein involved in the midgut regeneration process in response to Cry1Ac intoxication, the protein is arylphorin.
Taxonomic overview of the hyperdiverse ant genus Tetramorium Mayr (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) in India with descriptions and X-ray microtomography of two new species from the Andaman Islands

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Darren Ward –– x-ray microtomography

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278 days ago
Very nice review article by Matthes Kenning, Carsten H. G. Müller, and Andy Sombke about the ultimate legs of Chilopoda https://t.co/HGyVOIb7YS https://t.co/nRze7x6h1A

Effect of artificial #water sources in #desert on small #wildlife? Our article has been published today in @thePeerJ https://t.co/UvZDwOkGw6 #Ecology #NaturalResourceManagement

Nuevas especies de Trichptera de los Andes de Ecuador publicado hoy en#@thePeerJ https://t.co/940b3mtJO5 #Biodiversity #Entomology #Taxonomy

My article has been published today in @thePeerJ https://t.co/CAJDFIeDVh #Biodiversity #Entomology #Taxonomy #Trichoptera #Ecuador

Our new paper in @thePeerJ presents a new method to merge #FEA outputs with multivariate statistics. #biomechanics https://t.co/ozapJDmSKt https://t.co/cTgEw6xs4H

New paper with @gaurav_agavekar @EconomoLab #newspecies #India #ants #microCT @sketchfab https://t.co/7c1Zxq7j1M https://t.co/XFchVwWJFH