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Current status of greenhouse gas emissions from aquaculture in China

Aquaculture and mariculture are becoming an increasingly important source of food supply in many countries and regions. However, with the expansion of aquaculture and mariculture comes increasing emissions...

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Methodology for fish biodiversity monitoring with environmental DNA metabarcoding: The primers, databases and bioinformatic pipelines

Environmental DNA (eDNA) originates from cellular material shed by organisms into aquatic or terrestrial environments and can be sampled and monitored using metabarcoding technology, which is revolutionizing...

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Plastic occurrence, sources, and impacts in Antarctic environment and biota

Several studies have documented that plastic pollution is affecting one of the most remote and pristine regions of our planet, Antarctica. Plastics of different size and polymeric composition have been...

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A review of potential conservation and fisheries benefits of breaching four dams in the Lower Snake River (Washington, USA)

Abundances of important and imperiled fishes of the Snake River Basin continue to decline. We assessed the rationale for breaching the four lower Snake River Basin dams to prevent complete loss of these...

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Assemblage-based biomonitoring of freshwater ecosystem health via multimetric indices: A critical review and suggestions for improving their applicability

Freshwater biota are more comprehensive and direct indicators of biological impacts, and more meaningful to the public than water quality or physical habitat surrogates. Freshwater biotic data and the...

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A review on source, occurrence, and impacts of microplastics in freshwater aquaculture systems in China

Microplastic pollution has become an increasingly important environmental issue worldwide in recent years because of its ubiquitous presence in different environmental media and its potential to affect...

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Fish diversity reduction and assemblage structure homogenization in lakes: A case study on unselective fishing in China

Unselective fishing involves activities that target the entire assemblage rather than specific fish species, size classes, or trophic levels. This common fishing approach has been in practice for decades...

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Behavioral responses to spatial heterogeneity in endangered Ganges River dolphins (Platanista gangetica gangetica)

Globally, the threat of endangerment and extinction of small cetaceans was highlighted after the recent extinction of the Chinese River dolphin or Baiji (Lipotes vexillifer). Species with a small population...

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Rethinking fish biology and biotechnologies in the challenge era for burgeoning genome resources and strengthening food security

Fish biology has been developed for more than 100 years, but some important breakthroughs have been made in the last decade. Early studies commonly concentrated on morphology, phylogenetics, development,...

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Evaluation of different primers of the 18S rRNA gene to profile amoeba communities in environmental samples

Amoeboid protists, an assemblage of organisms belonging to different phylogenetic lineages, have drawn increasing attention due to their crucial ecological roles in various environments and their potential...

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Mucosal immune responses and protective efficacy in yellow catfish after immersion vaccination with bivalent inactivated Aeromonas veronii and Edwardsiella ictaluri vaccine

Mucosal vaccination, which has the potential to induce both mucosal and systemic immune responses, is considered the most suitable method of preventing infectious diseases in farmed fish. Aeromonas...

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Recent insights into aquatic viruses: Emerging and reemerging pathogens, molecular features, biological effects, and novel investigative approaches

Aquatic viruses are naturally present in the aquatic environment and the number of viruses is staggering. Various multicellular organisms in aquatic ecosystems may be infected, cross-species transmitted,...

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Urban development and industrialization impacts on semiaquatic bugs diversity: A case study in eastern Amazonian streams

Landscape changes have caused the decline of biodiversity and affected the integrity of aquatic ecosystems. In this study, we assessed the influence of industrialization associated with urban development...

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Bright spots for inland fish and fisheries to guide future hydropower development

Hydropower production is one of the greatest threats to fluvial ecosystems and freshwater biodiversity. Now that we have entered the Anthropocene, there is an opportunity to reflect on what might constitute...

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Progress in research on fish sex determining genes

Research on fish sex determining genes and their mode of action is not only important for elucidating the mechanisms of vertebrate sex determination, but also for fish monosex control breeding. This...

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Record of a juvenile Omura's whale live stranded in Hainan Island: Evidence of a potential breeding ground in the South China Sea?

On January 12, 2011, a very young juvenile Bryde's-like baleen whale was found stranded alive on the east coast of Hainan Island, in the South China Sea. Unfortunately, it died the next morning. This...

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On the presence of the giant freshwater prawn, Macrobrachium rosenbergii, in French Guiana confirmed by citizen science and genetic analyses

We report for the first time the presence of self-sustaining populations of Macrobrachium rosenbergii in French Guiana. Genetic analyses of the cytochrome c oxidase subunit I marker (COI) confirmed...

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Biodiversity of zooplankton in 0–3000 ​m waters from the eastern Indian Ocean in spring 2019 based on metabarcoding

To increase knowledge on zooplankton diversity in the deep sea, 42 zooplankton samples (depths of 0–3000 ​m) were taken across five stations throughout the northeastern Indian Ocean using a vertical...

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Improved genome assembly of Chinese sucker (Myxocyprinus asiaticus) provides insights into the identification and characterization of pharyngeal teeth related maker genes in Cyprinoidei

The Chinese sucker, Myxocyprinus asiaticus (M. asiaticus, Catostomidae, Cypriniformes), is the only living species of Catostomidae in Asia. There are more than 75 species of this family in North America....

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Macro-evolutionary patterns of East Asian opsariichthyin-xenocyprinin-cultrin fishes related to the formation of river and river-lake environments under monsoon climate

Although the East Asian monsoon is believed to be an important driver for the origin and evolution of the biotas in this region, the association has rarely been rigorously tested. Here, using phylogenetic...

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A landscape of differentiated biological processes involved in the initiation of sex differentiation in zebrafish

Zebrafish (Danio rerio) has been used as a promising animal model to study gonadal development and gametogenesis. Although previous studies have identified critical molecules participating in zebrafish...

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Variability in mentum deformities of Tanytarsus larvae (Diptera, Chironomidae) in a metal rich basin in Northern Mexico

Mentum deformities in chironomids have been commonly used as indicators of metal contamination in freshwater ecosystems. Incidence of these deformities suggests sublethal effects and can provide early...

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Freshwater snail and shrimp differentially affect water turbidity and benthic primary producers

Benthic macroinvertebrates play key roles in shallow aquatic ecosystems and can contribute substantially to aquatic food webs. However, how macroinvertebrates with different behaviors (for example,...

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Shifts in hydropower operation to balance wind and solar will modify effects on aquatic biota

To avoid negative consequences to freshwater biota from climate change, society must complete the transition from fossil to renewable electricity sources. However, temporal patterns in hydropower generation...

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A new contribution to the taxonomy and phylogeny of the ciliate genus Spirostomum (Alveolata, Ciliophora, Heterotrichea), with comprehensive descriptions of two species from wetlands in China

Species of the ciliate genus Spirostomum Ehrenberg, 1834 are distributed worldwide and have a research history spanning more than two centuries. However, species delimitation and phylogenetic relationships...

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