Zoological Science

First use of molecular evidence to match sexes in the Monstrilloida (Crustacea: Copepoda), and taxonomic implications of the newly recognized and described, partly Maemonstrilla-like females of Monstrillopsis longilobata Lee, Kim & Chang, 2016

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Mark Costello –– In addition to its significance for the taxonomy of this species of copepod, the article demonstrates the use of traditional morphological and molecular approaches to distinguish sexes of the same species.
Cortical bone adaptation and mineral mobilization in the subterranean mammal Bathyergus suillus (Rodentia: Bathyergidae): effects of age and sex

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Daisuke Koyabu –– Interesting finding on mole rats. May imply resistance to aging.
Teleost and elasmobranch eye lenses as a target for life-history stable isotope analyses

Section Editor rating: 7 / 10

Jennifer Vonk –– Seems valuable in providing novel methodology that can be widely applied to the study of fish.
Variations in early life history traits of Japanese anchovy Engraulis japonicus in the Yangtze River Estuary

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Kenneth Leung –– It provides basic biological information on the Japanese anchovy in Yangtze River which is under various threats.
On the taxonomic status and distribution of African species of Otomops (Chiroptera: Molossidae)

Section Editor rating: 7 / 10

Michael Wink –– good taxonomic and phylogenetic work on African bats
Haimormus shimojiensis, a new genus and species of Pseudozeuxidae (Crustacea: Tanaidacea) from a submarine limestone cave in Northwestern Pacific

Editor rating: 7 / 10

James Reimer –– Discovery and description of a new species of Tanaidacea from a marine cave - a rare finding!
Host and symbiont genetic contributions to fitness in a Trichogramma–Wolbachia symbiosis

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Joseph Gillespie –– It adds information to the dynamics that underpin Wolbachia's ability to turn infected wasps into parthenogenetically reproducing hosts.
Inducible nitric oxide synthase (NOS2) knockout mice as a model of trichotillomania

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Fulvio D'Acquisto –– An interesting study widening our knowledge of the multiple biological roles of nitric oxide.
Playing by the rules? Phenotypic adaptation to temperate environments in an American marsupial

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Virginia Abdala –– The paper deals with important concepts in the field of Ecology, testing them empirically. Its results can be useful for people working in other biological disciplines such as Comparative Morphology.
Conserving relics from ancient underground worlds: assessing the influence of cave and landscape features on obligate iron cave dwellers from the Eastern Amazon

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Jack Stanford –– Great contribution to the conservation of caves and cave faunas.

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First use of molecular evidence to match sexes in the Monstrilloida (Crustacea: Copepoda), and taxonomic implications of the newly recognized and described, partly Maemonstrilla-like females of Monstrillopsis longilobata Lee, Kim & Chang, 2016 https://t.co/nj1KjLtORq @thePeerJ https://t.co/2kDzPg9eP1

Our article on- the Effects of age and sex on cortical bone adaptation and mineral mobilisation -is now ONLINE in @thePeerJ https://t.co/P0O7Z96EHS #paleohistology #BONE #Zoology #Histology #UCT

Just out - Stable isotopes of fish eye lenses https://t.co/Y8f5SjAvVs #LSMSF @ktquaeck @clivetrue #stableisotopeecology

Variations in early life history traits of Japanese anchovy Engraulis japonicus in the Yangtze River Estuary https://t.co/aPPDd2QKQY @thePeerJ https://t.co/TT15lSiH2I

On the taxonomic status and distribution of African species of Otomops (Chiroptera: Molossidae) https://t.co/tHTgbWQXSp

Haimormus shimojiensis, a new genus and species of Pseudozeuxidae (Crustacea: Tanaidacea) from a submarine limestone cave in Northwestern Pacific https://t.co/HL9TK70wEO

Host and symbiont genetic contributions to fitness in a Trichogramma–Wolbachia symbiosis https://t.co/sVyBsROzhO

Inducible nitric oxide synthase (NOS2) knockout mice as a model of trichotillomania https://t.co/CN6lOyayHv @thePeerJ https://t.co/55o0ekkIOc

Conserving subterranean relics https://t.co/vUjOVTp8xQ via @thePeerJ

Funny how things work! After 1 1/2 years trying publishing my dissertation papers, I went back to California for 2 weeks, within that time two of the papers were accepted for publication. That's what I call #CaliforniaLove! Here is the first one! https://t.co/hm743aOFiN