Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Science & Pharmacy Research Output: September – October 2017



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BIOCHEMISTRY AND MICROBIOLOGY: Brown, D.K., Penkler, D.L., Sheik Amamuddy, O., Ross, C., Atilgan, A.R., Atilgan, C. & Tastan Bishop, Ö. 2017. MD-TASK: a software suite for analyzing molecular dynamics trajectories. Bioinformatics, 33: 2768–2771. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bioinformatics/btx349 [Accessed 27 October 2017].

BIOCHEMISTRY AND MICROBIOLOGY: Malgas, S., Chandra, R., Van, D., Saddler, J.N. & Pletschke, B.I. 2017. Formulation of an optimized synergistic enzyme cocktail, HoloMix, for effective degradation of various pre-treated hardwoods. Bioresource Technology, 245: 52–65. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2017.08.186 [Accessed 27 October 2017].

BIOCHEMISTRY AND MICROBIOLOGY & MATHEMATICS (PURE AND APPLIED): Sheik Amamuddy, O., Bishop, N.T. & Tastan Bishop, Ö. 2017. Improving fold resistance prediction of HIV-1 against protease and reverse transcriptase inhibitors using artificial neural networks. BMC Bioinformatics, 18: 369. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12859-017-1782-x [Accessed 27 October 2017].

BIOCHEMISTRY AND MICROBIOLOGY: Ross, C., Knox, C. & Tastan, B. 2017. Interacting motif networks located in hotspots associated with RNA release are conserved in Enterovirus capsids. FEBS Letters, 591: 1687–1701. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/1873-3468.12663 [Accessed 27 October 2017].

BIOCHEMISTRY AND MICROBIOLOGY: Theron, A., Roth, R.L., Hoppe, H., Parkinson, C., Westhuyzen, C.W. van der, Stoychev, S., Wiid, I., Pietersen, R.D., Baker, B. & Kenyon, C.P. 2017. Differential inhibition of adenylylated and deadenylylated forms of M. tuberculosis glutamine synthetase as a drug discovery platform. PLOS ONE, 12: e0185068. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0185068 [Accessed 27 October 2017].

BIOCHEMISTRY AND MICROBIOLOGY: Venkatachalam, S., Ansorge, I.J., Mendes, A., Melato, L.I., Matcher, G.F. & Dorrington, R.A. 2017. A pivotal role for ocean eddies in the distribution of microbial communities across the Antarctic Circumpolar Current. PLOS ONE, 12: e0183400. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0183400 [Accessed 27 October 2017].

BIOCHEMISTRY AND MICROBIOLOGY: Zininga, T., Anokwuru, C.P., Sigidi, M.T., Tshisikhawe, M.P., Ramaite, I.I.D., Traoré, A.N., Hoppe, H., Shonhai, A. & Potgieter, N. 2017. Extracts obtained from pterocarpus angolensis dc and ziziphus mucronata exhibit antiplasmodial activity and inhibit heat shock protein 70 (Hsp70) function. Molecules, 22. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/molecules22081224 [Accessed 27 October 2017].

BIOCHEMISTRY AND MICROBIOLOGY & ZOOLOGY AND ENTOMOLOGY: Lloyd, M., Knox, C. M., Thackeray, S. R., Hill, M. P. & Moore, S. D. 2017. Isolation, Identification and Genetic Characterisation of a Microsporidium Isolated from Carob Moth, Ectomyelois ceratoniae (Zeller) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). African Entomology, 25: 529–533. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.4001/003.025.0529 [Accessed 27 October 2017].

BIOTECHNOLOGY INNOVATION CENTRE: Bentley, S.J. & Boshoff, A. 2017. Hsp70/J-protein machinery from Glossina morsitans morsitans, vector of African trypanosomiasis. PLOS ONE, 12: e0183858. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0183858 [Accessed 27 October 2017].

BIOTECHNOLOGY INNOVATION CENTRE: Zininga, T., Pooe, O.J., Makhado, P.B., Ramatsui, L., Prinsloo, E., Achilonu, I., Dirr, H. & Shonhai, A. 2017. Polymyxin B inhibits the chaperone activity of Plasmodium falciparum Hsp70. Cell Stress and Chaperones, 22: 707–715. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12192-017-0797-6 [Accessed 27 October 2017].

BOTANY: Cocks, M., Vetter, S. & Wiersum, K.F. 2018. From universal to local: perspectives on cultural landscape heritage in South Africa. International Journal of Heritage Studies, 24: 35–52. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13527258.2017.1362573 [Accessed 27 October 2017].

BOTANY: Nackley, L.L., West, A.G., Skowno, A.L. & Bond, W.J. 2017. The Nebulous Ecology of Native Invasions. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 32(11): 814-824. Available: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2017.08.003 [Accessed 27 October 2017].

BOTANY: Ollerton, J., Dötterl, S., Ghorpadé, K., Heiduk, A., Liede-Schumann, S., Masinde, S., Meve, U., Peter, C.I., Prieto-Benítez, S., Punekar, S., Thulin, M. & Whittington, A. 2017. Diversity of Diptera families that pollinate Ceropegia (Apocynaceae) trap flowers: An update in light of new data and phylogenetic analyses. Flora: Morphology, Distribution, Functional Ecology of Plants, 234: 233–244. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.flora.2017.07.013 [Accessed 27 October 2017].

CHEMISTRY: Fomo, G., Achadu, O.J. & Nyokong, T. 2018. One-pot synthesis of graphene quantum dots–phthalocyanines supramolecular hybrid and the investigation of their photophysical properties. Journal of Materials Science, 53(1): 538–548. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10853-017-1539-y [Accessed 27 October 2017].

CHEMISTRY: Kubheka, G., Achadu, O., Mack, J. & Nyokong, T. 2017. Optical limiting properties of 3,5-diphenyldibenzo-azaBODIPY at 532 nm. New Journal of Chemistry, 41(20): 12319–12325. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C7NJ01503H [Accessed 30 October 2017].

CHEMISTRY: Kubheka, G., Mack, J., Kobayashi, N., Kimura, M. & Nyokong, T. 2017. Optical limiting properties of 2,6-dibromo-3,5- distyrylBODIPY dyes at 532 nm. Journal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines, 21: 523–531. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/S1088424617500511 [Accessed 30 October 2017].

CHEMISTRY: Louzada, M., Britton, J., Nyokong, T. & Khene, S. 2017. Solvent Effect on the Third-Order Nonlinear Optical Properties of α- and β-Tertbutyl Phenoxy-Substituted Tin(IV) Chloride Phthalocyanines. Journal Physical Chemistry A, 121: 7165–7175. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpca.7b07349 [Accessed 30 October 2017].

CHEMISTRY: Makinde, Z.O., Louzada, M., Mashazi, P., Nyokong, T. & Khene, S. 2017. Electrocatalytic behaviour of surface confined pentanethio cobalt (II) binuclear phthalocyanines towards the oxidation of 4-chlorophenol. Applied Surface Science, 425: 702–712. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apsusc.2017.06.271 [Accessed 30 October 2017].

CHEMISTRY: Managa, M., Ngoy, B.P., Mafukidze, D., Britton, J. & Nyokong, T. 2017. Photophysical studies of meso-tetrakis(4-nitrophenyl) and meso-tetrakis(4-sulfophenyl) gallium porphyrins loaded into Pluronic F127 polymeric micelles. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, 348: 179–187. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jphotochem.2017.08.033 [Accessed 30 October 2017].

CHEMISTRY Managa, M., Pitchou, N., Mafukidze, D. & Nyokong, T. 2017. Incorporation of metal free and Ga 5,10,15,20-tetrakis(4-bromophenyl) porphyrin into Pluronic F127-folic acid micelles. Journal of Luminescence. Available: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jlumin.2017.09.045 [Accessed 30 October 2017].

CHEMISTRY: Matlou, G.G., Kobayashi, N., Kimura, M. & Nyokong, T. 2017. Synthesis and photophysical studies of asymmetric zinc phthalocyanine–magnetic nanoparticle conjugates. New Journal of Chemistry, 41: 12309–12318. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C7NJ01716B [Accessed 30 October 2017].

CHEMISTRY: Peteni, S., Sekhosana, K.E., Britton, J. & Nyokong, T. 2017. Effects of charge on the photophysicochemical properties of zinc phthalocyanine derivatives doped onto silica nanoparticles. Polyhedron, 138: 37–45. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.poly.2017.09.003 [Accessed 30 October 2017].

CHEMISTRY: Sekhosana, K.E., Shumba, M. & Nyokong, T. 2017. Electrochemical and non-linear optical behavior of a new neodymium double-decker phthalocyanine. Polyhedron, 138: 154–160. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.poly.2017.09.033 [Available 30 October 2017].

COMPUTER SCIENCE: Frieslaar, I. & Irwin, B. 2017. Investigating the effects various compilers have on the electromagnetic signature of a cryptographic executable. In: Proceedings of the South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists (SAICSIT '17). Association for Computing Machinery, Article 15. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3129416.3129436 [Accessed 30 October 2017].

COMPUTER SCIENCE: Knoetze, T. & Tsietsi, M. 2017. ARrowhead: a mobile augmented reality application using wi-fi positioning for indoor contexts. In: Proceedings of the South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists (SAICSIT '17). Association for Computing Machinery, Article 20. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3129416.3129452 [Accessed 30 October 2017].

COMPUTER SCIENCE: Machanick, P. 2017. Video on demand in a high bandwidth world. In: Proceedings of the South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists (SAICSIT '17). Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Article 22. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3129416.3129424 [Accessed 30 October 2017].

COMPUTER SCIENCE: Machanick, P. & Kibet, C.K., 2017. Challenges with modelling transcription factor binding, In: 2017 1st International Conference on Next Generation Computing Applications (NextComp). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 68–74. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/NEXTCOMP.2017.8016178 [Accessed 30 October 2017].

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE: Jarrett, M. & Shackleton, C.M. 2017. Integrating biodiversity considerations into urban golf courses: managers’ perceptions and woody plant diversity in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Journal of Land Use Science, 12: 292–311. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1747423X.2017.1325525 [Accessed 30 October 2017].

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE: Mugido, W. & Shackleton, C.M. 2017. The contribution of NTFP trade to rural livelihoods in different agro-ecological zones of South Africa. International Forestry Review, 19: 306–320. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1505/146554817821865063 [Accessed 30 October 2017].

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE: Sigwela, A., Elbakidze, M., Powell, M. & Angelstam, P. 2017. Defining core areas of ecological infrastructure to secure rural livelihoods in South Africa. Ecosystem Services, 27: 272-280. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoser.2017.07.010 [Accessed 30 October 2017].

GEOGRAPHY: Evans, R., Collins, A.L., Zhang, Y., Foster, I.D.L., Boardman, J., Sint, H., Lee, M.R.F. & Griffith, B.A. 2017. A comparison of conventional and 137Cs-based estimates of soil erosion rates on arable and grassland across lowland England and Wales. Earth-Science Reviews, 173: 49–64. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2017.08.005 [Accessed 30 October 2017].

GEOGRAPHY: Pulley, S., Van, der W., Rowntree, K. & Collins, A.L. 2018. Colour as reliable tracer to identify the sources of historically deposited flood bench sediment in the Transkei, South Africa: A comparison with mineral magnetic tracers before and after hydrogen peroxide pre-treatment. Catena, 160: 242–251. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.catena.2017.09.018 [Accessed 30 October 2017].

GEOLOGY & ALBANY MUSEUM: McLoughlin, N. 2017. Fossil eukaryotes: Fungal origins? Nature Ecology & Evolution, 1: s41559–017–0147–017. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41559-017-0147 [Accessed 30 October 2017].

GEOLOGY & ALBANY MUSEUM: Pedersen, L.E.R., Staudigel, H., McLoughlin, N., Whitehouse, M.J. & Strauss, H. 2017. A multiple sulfur isotope study through the volcanic section of the Troodos ophiolite. Chemical Geology. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemgeo.2017.08.008 [Accessed 30 October 2017].

GEOLOGY: Konhauser, K.O., Planaysky, N.J., Hardisty, D.S., Robbins, L.J., Warchola, T.J., Haugaard, R., Lalonde, S.V., Partin, C.A., Oonk, P.B.H., Tsikos, H., Lyons, T.W., Bekker, A. & Johnson, C.M. 2017. Iron formations: A global record of Neoarchaean to Palaeoproterozoic environmental history. Earth-Science Reviews, 172: 140–177. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2017.06.012 [Accessed 30 October 2017].

ICHTHYOLOGY AND FISHERIES SCIENCE & BIOCHEMISTRY AND MICROBIOLOGY: Nel, A., Pletschke, B.I. & Britz, P.J. 2017. The effect of low-level kelp supplementation on digestive enzyme activity levels in cultured abalone Haliotis midae fed formulated feeds. African Journal of Marine Science, 39: 175–182. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/1814232X.2017.1329166 [Accessed 30 October 2017].

ICHTHYOLOGY AND FISHERIES SCIENCE & BIOCHEMISTRY AND MICROBIOLOGY: Nel, A., Pletschke, B.I., Jones, C.L.W., Kemp, J., Robinson, G. & Britz, P.J. 2017. Effects of kelp Ecklonia maxima inclusion in formulated feed on the growth, feed utilisation and gut microbiota of South African abalone Haliotis midae. African Journal of Marine Science, 39: 183–192. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/1814232X.2017.1338203 [Accessed 30 October 2017].

ICHTHYOLOGY AND FISHERIES SCIENCE & SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE FOR AQUATIC BIODIVERSITY: Grant, G.N., Cowley, P.D., Bennett, R.H., Childs, A.-R. & Whitfield, A.K. 2017. Influences of selected geophysical and environmental drivers on the movement patterns of Rhabdosargus holubi in a southern African estuary. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 100: 1265–1283. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10641-017-0641-y [Accessed 30 October 2017].

ICHTHYOLOGY AND FISHERIES SCIENCE & SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE FOR AQUATIC BIODIVERSITY: Walt, K. van der, Mäkinen, T., Swartz, E.R. & Weyl, O.L.F. 2017. DNA barcoding of South Africa’s ornamental freshwater fish – are the names reliable? African Journal of Aquatic Science, 42(2): 155–160. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/16085914.2017.1343178 [Accessed 30 October 2017].

ICHTHYOLOGY AND FISHERIES SCIENCE, SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE FOR AQUATIC BIODIVERSITY & ZOOLOGY AND ENTOMOLOGY: Taylor, G.C., Weyl, O.L.F., Hill, J.M., Peel, R.A. & Hay, C.J. 2017. Comparing the fish assemblages and food-web structures of large floodplain rivers. Freshwater Biology, 62(11): 1891–1907. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/fwb.13032 [Accessed 31 October 2017].

INSTITUTE FOR WATER RESEARCH: Vellemu, E.C., Mensah, P.K., Griffin, N.J., Odume, O.N., Palmer, C.G. & Dowse, R. 2017. Using a Risk-based Approach for Derivation of Water Quality Guidelines for Sulphate. Mine Water and the Environment, 1–8. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10230-017-0480-2 [Accessed 31 October 2017].

MATHEMATICS (PURE AND APPLIED): Beyer, F., Frauendiener, J., Stevens, C. & Whale, B. 2017. Numerical initial boundary value problem for the generalized conformal field equations. Physical Review D, 96: 084020. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.96.084020 [Accessed 31 October 2017].

PHARMACY: Kanfer, I., Rath, S., Purazi, P. & Mudyahoto, N.A. 2017. In vitro release testing of semi-solid dosage forms. Dissolution Technologies, 24: 52–60. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.14227/DT240317P52 [Accessed 31 October 2017].

PHARMACY: Marimwe, C. & Dowse, R. 2017. Development of an Item Bank of health literacy questions appropriate for limited literacy public sector patients in South Africa. Journal of Communication in Healthcare, 0: 1–12. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17538068.2017.1380577 [Accessed 31 October 2017].

PHARMACY: Mushoriwa, F., Townsend, N. & Srinivas, S. 2017. Knowledge, attitudes and perception on dietary salt reduction of two communities in Grahamstown, South Africa. Nutrition and Health. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0260106016685725 [Accessed 31 October 2017].

PHYSICS AND ELECTRONICS: Agnello, A., Lin, H., Buckley-Geer, L., Treu, T., Bonvin, V., Courbin, F., Lemon, C., Morishita, T., Amara, A., Auger, M.W., Birrer, S., Chan, J., Collett, T., More, A., Fassnacht, C.D., Frieman, J., Marshall, P.J., McMahon, R.G., Meylan, G., Suyu, S.H., Castander, F., Finley, D., Howell, A., Kochanek, C., Makler, M., Martini, P., Morgan, N., Nord, B., Ostrovski, F., Schechter, P., Tucker, D., Wechsler, R., Abbott, T.M.C., Abdalla, F.B., Allam, S., Benoit-Lévy, A., Bertin, E., Brooks, D., Burke, D.L., Rosell, A.C., Kind, M.C., Carretero, J., Crocce, M., Cunha, C.E., D’Andrea, C.B., Costa, D., N, L., Desai, S., Dietrich, J.P., Eifler, T.F., Flaugher, B., Fosalba, P., García-Bellido, J., Gaztanaga, E., Gill, M.S., Goldstein, D.A., Gruen, D., Gruendl, R.A., Gschwend, J., Gutierrez, G., Honscheid, K., James, D.J., Kuehn, K., Kuropatkin, N., Li, T.S., Lima, M., Maia, M. a. G., March, M., Marshall, J.L., Melchior, P., Menanteau, F., Miquel, R., Ogando, R.L.C., Plazas, A.A., Romer, A.K., Sanchez, E., Schindler, R., Schubnell, M., Sevilla-Noarbe, I., Smith, M., Smith, R.C., Sobreira, F., Suchyta, E., Swanson, M.E.C., Tarle, G., Thomas, D. & Walker, A.R. 2017. Models of the strongly lensed quasar DES J0408−5354. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 472(4): 4038–4050. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stx2242 [Accessed 31 October 2017].

PHYSICS AND ELECTRONICS: Brustein, R., Medved, A.J.M. & Yagi, K. 2017. When black holes collide: Probing the interior composition by the spectrum of ringdown modes and emitted gravitational waves. Physical Review D, 96(6): 064033. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.96.064033 [Accessed 31 October 2017].

PHYSICS AND ELECTRONICS: Chithambo, M.L., Seneza, C. & Kalita, J.M. 2017. Phototransferred thermoluminescence of α-Al2O3:C: Experimental results and empirical models. Radiation Measurements 105, 7–16. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.radmeas.2017.08.009 [Accessed 31 October 2017].

PHYSICS AND ELECTRONICS: Dhlamini, M.S., Noto, L.L., Mothudi, B.M., Chithambo, M. & Mathevula, L.E. 2017. Structural and optical properties of sol-gel derived α-Fe2O3 nanoparticles. Journal of Luminescence, 192: 879–887. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jlumin.2017.07.055 [Accessed 31 October 2017].

PHYSICS AND ELECTRONICS: Diehl, H.T., Buckley-Geer, E.J., Lindgren, K.A., Nord, B., Gaitsch, H., Gaitsch, S., Lin, H., Allam, S., Collett, T.E., Furlanetto, C., Gill, M.S.S., More, A., Nightingale, J., Odden, C., Pellico, A., Tucker, D.L., Costa, L.N. da, Neto, A.F., Kuropatkin, N., Soares-Santos, M., Welch, B., Zhang, Y., Frieman, J.A., Abdalla, F.B., J. Annis, Benoit-Lévy, A., Bertin, E., Brooks, D., Burke, D.L., Rosell, A.C., Kind, M.C., J. Carretero, Cunha, C.E., D’Andrea, C.B., Desai, S., Dietrich, J.P., Drlica-Wagner, A., Evrard, A.E., Finley, D.A., Flaugher, B., García-Bellido, J., Gerdes, D.W., Goldstein, D.A., Gruen, D., Gruendl, R.A., J. Gschwend, Gutierrez, G., James, D.J., Kuehn, K., Kuhlmann, S., Lahav, O., Li, T.S., Lima, M., Maia, M.A.G., Marshall, J.L., Menanteau, F., Miquel, R., Nichol, R.C., Nugent, P., Ogando, R.L.C., Plazas, A.A., Reil, K., Romer, A.K., Sako, M., Sanchez, E., Santiago, B., Scarpine, V., Schindler, R., Schubnell, M., Sevilla-Noarbe, I., E. Sheldon, Smith, M., Sobreira, F., Suchyta, E., Swanson, M.E.C., Tarle, G., Thomas, D. & Walker, A.R. 2017. The DES Bright Arcs Survey: Hundreds of Candidate Strongly Lensed Galaxy Systems from the Dark Energy Survey Science Verification and Year 1 Observations. The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 232: 15. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/1538-4365/aa8667 [Accessed 31 October 2017].

PHYSICS AND ELECTRONICS: Katamzi-Joseph, Z.T., Habarulema, J.B. & Hernández-Pajares, M. 2017. Midlatitude postsunset plasma bubbles observed over Europe during intense storms in April 2000 and 2001. Space Weather, 15(9): 1177–1190. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2017SW001674 [Accessed 31 October 31].

PHYSICS AND ELECTRONICS: Pan, Y.-C., Foley, R.J., Smith, M., Galbany, L., D’Andrea, C.B., Gonzalez-Gaitan, S., Jarvis, M.J., Kessler, R., Kovacs, E., Lidman, C., Nichol, R.C., Papadopoulos, A., Sako, M., Sullivan, M., Abbott, T.M.C., Abdalla, F.B., Annis, J., Bechtol, K., Benoit-Levy, A., Brooks, D., Buckley-Geer, E., Burke, D.L., Rosell, A.C., Kind, M.C., Carretero, J., Castander, F.J., Cunha, C.E., da Costa, L.N., Desai, S., Diehl, H.T., Doel, P., Eifler, T.F., Finley, D.A., Flaugher, B., Frieman, J., Garcia-Bellido, J., Goldstein, D.A., Gruen, D., Gruendl, R.A., Gschwend, J., Gutierrez, G., James, D.J., Kim, A.G., Krause, E., Kuehn, K., Kuropatkin, N., Lahav, O., Lima, M., Maia, M. a. G., March, M., Marshall, J.L., Martini, P., Miquel, R., Nugent, P., Plazas, A.A., Romer, A.K., Sanchez, E., Scarpine, V., Schubnell, M., Sevilla-Noarbe, I., Smith, R.C., Sobreira, F., Suchyta, E., Swanson, M.E.C., Thomas, R.C. & Walker, A.R. 2017. DES15E2mlf: a spectroscopically confirmed superluminous supernova that exploded 3.5 Gyr after the big bang. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 470(4): 4241–4250. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stx1467 [Accessed 31 October 2017].

PHYSICS AND ELECTRONICS: Singh, V., Wadadekar, Y., Ishwara-Chandra, C.H., Sirothia, S., Sievers, J., Beelen, A. & Omont, A. 2017. On the nature of infrared-faint radio sources in the Subaru X-ray Deep and Very Large Array–VIMOS VLT Deep Survey fields. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 470(4): 4956–4973. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stx1536 [Accessed 31 October 2017].

SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE FOR AQUATIC BIODIVERSITY & ICHTHYOLOGY AND FISHERIES SCIENCE: Grant, G.N., Cowley, P.D., Bennett, R.H., Murray, T.S. & Whitfield, A.K. 2017. Space use by Rhabdosargus holubi in a southern African estuary, with emphasis on fish movements and ecosystem connectivity. African Journal of Marine Science, 39(2): 135–143. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/1814232X.2017.1327887 [Accessed 31 October 2017].

SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE FOR AQUATIC BIODIVERSITY & ICHTHYOLOGY AND FISHERIES SCIENCE: Irion, D.T., Noble, L.R., Kock, A.A., Gennari, E., Dicken, M.L., Hewitt, A.M., Towner, A.V., Booth, A.J., Smale, M.J. & Cliff, G. 2017. Pessimistic assessment of white shark population status in South Africa: Comment on Andreotti et al. (2016). Marine Ecology Progress Series, 577: 251–255. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps12283 [Accessed 31 October 2017].

ZOOLOGY AND ENTOMOLOGY: Lourenço, C.R., Nicastro, K.R., McQuaid, C.D., Chefaoui, R.M., Assis, J., Taleb, M.Z. & Zardi, G.I. 2017. Evidence for rangewide panmixia despite multiple barriers to dispersal in a marine mussel. Scientific Reports, 7: 10279. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-10753-9 [Accessed 31 October 2017].

ZOOLOGY AND ENTOMOLOGY: Lourenço, C.R., Nicastro, K.R., McQuaid, C.D., Sabour, B. & Zardi, G.I. 2017. Latitudinal incidence of phototrophic shell-degrading endoliths and their effects on mussel bed microclimates. Marine Biology, 164: 129. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00227-017-3160-7 [Accessed 31 October 2017].

ZOOLOGY AND ENTOMOLOGY: Lutz, L., Williams, K.A., Villet, M.H., Ekanem, M. & Szpila, K. 2017. Species identification of adult African blowflies (Diptera: Calliphoridae) of forensic importance. International Journal of Legal Medicine, 1–12. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00414-017-1654-y [Accessed 31 October 2017].

ZOOLOGY AND ENTOMOLOGY: Moyo, S. & Richoux, N.B. 2017. Fatty acids reveal the importance of autochthonous non-vascular plant inputs to an austral river food web. Hydrobiologia, 1–18. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10750-017-3347-4 [Accessed 31 October 2017].


ZOOLOGY AND ENTOMOLOGY & SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE FOR AQUATIC BIODIVERSITY: Nel, H.A., Dalu, T., Wasserman, R.J., 2018. Sinks and sources: Assessing microplastic abundance in river sediment and deposit feeders in an Austral temperate urban river system. Science of the Total Environment, 612: 950–956. Available: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.08.298 [Accessed 31 October 2017.

ZOOLOGY AND ENTOMOLOGY: Ngxande-Koza, S. W., Heshula, L. U. P. & Hill, M. P. 2017. Changes in Chemical Composition of Essential Oils from Leaves of Different Lantana camara L. (Verbenaceae) Varieties after Feeding by the Introduced Biological Control Agent, Falconia intermedia Distant (Hemiptera: Miridae). African Entomology, 25(2): 462–473. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.4001/003.025.0462 [Accessed 31 October 2017].

ZOOLOGY AND ENTOMOLOGY & SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE FOR AQUATIC BIODIVERSITY: Pollard, M., Hodgson, A.N., Kok, H.M. & Whitfield, A.K. 2017. Eelgrass beds and bare substrata – sparid and mugilid composition in contrasting littoral estuarine habitats. African Journal of Marine Science, 39: 211–224. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/1814232X.2017.1333043 [Accessed 31 October 2017].

ZOOLOGY AND ENTOMOLOGY: Sutton, G.F., Paterson, I.D. & Paynter, Q. 2017. Genetic matching of invasive populations of the African tulip tree, Spathodea campanulata Beauv. (Bignoniaceae), to their native distribution: Maximising the likelihood of selecting host-compatible biological control agents. Biological Control, 114: 167–175. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocontrol.2017.08.015 [Accessed 31 October 2017].

ZOOLOGY AND ENTOMOLOGY: Thackeray, S. R., Moore, S. D., Kirkman, W. & Hill, M. P. 2017. Biology and Rearing of Ectomyeolis ceratoniae Zeller (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae), Carob Moth, a Pest of Multiple Crops in South Africa. African Entomology, 25(2): 474–480. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.4001/003.025.0474 [Accessed 31 October 2017].

ZOOLOGY AND ENTOMOLOGY: Tweddle, G.P. & Froneman, P.W. 2017. Fish recruitment into a South African temporarily open/closed temperate estuary during three different hydrological mouth phases. African Journal of Marine Science, 39: 203–209. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/1814232X.2017.1329168 [Accessed 31 October 2017].