Zoological Science

The gut microbiome correlates with conspecific aggression in a small population of rescued dogs (Canis familiaris)
Jennifer Vonk –– This is a novel study that has important practical applications to the management of pet dogs
Dogs can be trained to find a bar magnet
Lesley Rogers –– Investigation of the ability of dogs to respond to magnetic information is of broad interest.
COI barcoding of plant bugs (Insecta: Hemiptera: Miridae)
Hilary Morrison –– The article provides a molecular identification method for members of an important taxonomic group.
Anti-predator defences of a bombardier beetle: is bombing essential for successful escape from frogs?
Michael Wink –– Interesting story
Differences in persistence between dogs and wolves in an unsolvable task in the absence of humans
Jennifer Vonk –– Behavioral flexibility is an important topic that gets at underlying species differences in cognition. Here, the authors were able to examine wolves and dogs, which may point to the impact of domestication on some aspects of canid cognition.
Catch fast and kill quickly: do tiger beetles use the same strategies when hunting different types of prey?
Barry Brook –– Useful study on decision making in insect predators.
Sociality genes are associated with human-directed social behaviour in golden and Labrador retriever dogs
Jennifer Vonk –– Gene - behavior associations is a very important and growing area of research. These types of studies will help us understand the impact of domestication at a more molecular level in canids.
Sexual dimorphism in the Arachnid orders
Kenneth De Baets –– This manuscript a comprehensive review of sexual dimorphism in arachnids including several small understudied orders. This makes it possible to discuss general patterns and gaps in our current knowledge. For the more general audience, it might be interesting to see how male and female arachnids can differ.
Egg perivitelline fluid of the invasive snail Pomacea canaliculata affects mice gastrointestinal function and morphology
Jörg Oehlmann –– The article contributes to the understanding of animal chemical defence mechanisms against predation and is also important from an evolutionary perspective as it describes a trait that could be a key factor for the broad geographical distribution for ampullariid snails.
A new species of Brachycephalus (Anura: Brachycephalidae) from southern Brazil
Jörg Oehlmann –– The identification and description of a new species in a highly threatened vertebrate taxonomic group is very important to conserve our biodiversity.
Zoological Science

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An interesting article I handled as editor has been published in @PeerJLife @thePeerJ https://t.co/gPsuWFqtM3 #VeterinaryMedicine #Zoology #ClimateChangeBiology #AtmosphericChemistry

An article I handled as editor "The role of the isolation of the marginal seas during the Pleistocene in the genetic structure of black sea bream Acanthopagrus schlegelii (Bleeker, 1854) in the coastal waters of Japan" has been published today @thePeerJ https://t.co/0JLWaKrNSB

Nutritional content of Totoaba macdonaldi (Gilbert, 1890), Antioxidants and lipid peroxidation in muscle https://t.co/gEoQPxWT7s @thePeerJ https://t.co/EkMhixARKe

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The Clare lab collected DNA from the air. Science is so cool. https://t.co/qVsPLVYiwM https://t.co/A2axId0s1P @QM_SBCS @Dave_Hone

#Anurognathids are an elusive group of diminutive, potentially arboreal #pterosaurs. Published today in @peerjlife, Wei et al present a new genus and species from the Middle-Late Jurassic Tiaojishan Formation - Sinomacrops bondei". Read the full article https://t.co/ByrG0PtYDY https://t.co/ycGbPffkIv

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My article has been published today in @thePeerJ https://t.co/RUQP0gYruW #Biochemistry #Mycology #Zoology #Ecotoxicology

New paper published! We tested aggressiveness for the first time in pearly razorfish! @thePeerJ https://t.co/mRTfqWr9Sp @josep_alos @enekoasp @MBarceloSerra @aranchalana https://t.co/H542Orm1Uu

Incorporation of feeding functional group information informs explanatory patterns of long-term population changes in fish assemblages https://t.co/kjbVCzq4vc @thePeerJ https://t.co/7CzCs4g8Ok

My work was published today in @thePeerJ, so I'd like to assume my title of "pioneer in bee research." https://t.co/nwcOvISFaS #AnimalBehavior #Entomology #Zoology

My article has been published today in @thePeerJ https://t.co/TVwetTq8wM #AnimalBehavior #Biogeography #Ecology #MarineBiology #Zoology

OSU Press Release: "Sample of rescued dogs shows link between gut microbiome, aggressiveness "