It seems obvious that damselfish get shelter out of their co-habiting arrangement with coral; however, Nur Garcia-Herrera and colleagues show in this month’s Editor’s Choice article that the coral also get a photosynthetic boost from the fish, thanks to their fanning fins. This article is featured in New Scientist.
Michael Pankratz and colleagues reveal how fruit fly larvae can sense when they have picked up a gut infection and take evasive action to avoid consuming more of an infected meal.
On re-reading Peter Hochachka's classic 1986 Science paper, R. Meldrum Robertson was struck by the logic of his arguments and reflects in a Classics article on how it was this insightful analysis of the literature that led to the conclusion that much of the tolerance to hypoxia or hypothermia was a consequence of low ion permeability of cell membranes.
Highlighting the main gaps in current knowledge of osmoregulation in coastal marine invertebrates, Georgina A. Rivera-Ingraham and Jehan-Hervé Lignot discuss how, from an energy-redox perspective, changes in environmental salinity induce a wide diversity of responses.