Zoological Science

Editors' Picks

Coverage and quality of DNA barcode references for Central and Northern European Odonata
Diogo Provete –– Reviews DNA barcode of dragonflies for Europa. Surely will be a starting point for researchers in the area for years to come
Pre- and post-partum variation in wool cortisol and wool micron in Australian Merino ewe sheep (Ovis aries)
Korakot Nganvongpanit –– This is an interesting article.
Transcriptomics analysis reveals the effect of Broussonetia papyrifera L. fermented feed on meat quality traits in fattening lamb
Charles Okpala –– This work supplements existing information regarding feeding strategy, which moves, not only the meat composition in terms of proteins and fatty acids but also the potential to affect gene expression.
Recruitment of toxin-like proteins with ancestral venom function supports endoparasitic lifestyles of Myxozoa
Jörg Oehlmann –– The Myxozoa are a highly-derived group of parasitic cnidarians. This study provides novel data on the presence, diversity and localization of candidate venom proteins in this group, including the potential origin and re-purposing of these chemicals from free-living ancestors.
Naturally-occurring tooth wear, tooth fracture, and cranial injuries in large carnivores from Zambia
Korakot Nganvongpanit –– You will enjoy during read this article, Naturally-occurring tooth wear, tooth fracture, and cranial injuries in large carnivores from Zambia
Retrospective study on admission trends of Californian hummingbirds found in urban habitats (1991–2016)
Leonardo Montagnani –– This study helps in understanding the threats and the possible solution for small birds living in urban areas
Sexual dimorphism in mud crabs: a tale of three sympatric Scylla species
Isabella Bordon –– Sexual dimorphism in mud crabs
Effects of dietary inorganic chromium supplementation on broiler growth performance: a meta-analysis
Charles Okpala –– This paper contributes to the body of knowledge regarding chromium in broiler, very essential to the poultry industry.
Differential gene expression in a tripartite interaction: Drosophila, Spiroplasma and parasitic wasps
Joseph Gillespie –– Alvear et al. show a detailed profile of gene expression in an insect-microbial symbiosis while responding to attack by a parasitic wasp.
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.
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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

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