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New Issues of Brain and Behavior and Ecology and Evolution

November 22, 2011

Issue 2 of Brain and Behavior and Issue 3 of Ecology and Evolution are now proudly published on the Wiley Online Library. We are continuing to receive rigorous scientific work accompanied by beautiful photographs and figures. A photograph of the montane Atlantic Forest by Vieira and colleagues graces the Ecology and Evolution cover while Brain and Behavior’s cover frames a section of Figure 1 of “The cell adhesion molecule L1 regulates the expression of choline acetyltransferase and the development of septal cholinergic neurons” by Cui and colleagues.

The current issue of Brain and Behavior includes two papers on Alzheimer’s disease: one discussing the telmisartan short-term effects on glucose metabolism in the olfactory tract, one discussing the residual vectors for Alzheimer disease diagnosis and prognostication. The latter is by Career Development Award winner and MD, David Clark of the University of Alabama at Birmingham and provides an excellent example to young scientists for high quality work. Other papers in the issue examine age-related decline in volumes of the hippocampus and amygdala in mix-handed people, and the genetics of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. We are glad continue to receive such a wide range of topics for our broad scope journal.

Ecology and Evolution’s newest issue includes a number of genetic studies; papers include a study of the genetic structuring in the Atlantic Salmon in northwest Ireland, a study of the genetic diversity in domesticated metapopulations of taurine cattle breeds, and an examination of the genotypic and phenotypic differentiation between invasive and native Rhododendron taxa. Ardalan and colleagues’ study of mtDNA among Southwestern Asian dogs will interest all dog owners as the data suggests a dog-wolf hybridization, contradicting the previously-held notion that wolves were independently domesticated. Other studies in the issue include “Know when to run, know when to hide: can behavioral differences explain the divergent invasion success of two sympatric lizards?” by Chapple and colleagues, Tipton and colleagues’ paper about the postglacial recolonization of eastern Blacknose Dace, and papers about nocturnal water loss in mature subalpine tall open forests and the phylogeography of the Mekong mud snake.

We look forward to publishing the next issues of Brain and Behavior and Ecology and Evolution and on the horizon, the very first issue of MicrobiologyOpen! We are currently accepting submissions and will publish our first accepted papers in the near future.

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