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A complete peer-review history from December 16, 2013 - July 21, 2014

This file consists of all reviewer's report, rebuttal letters, and track change file of the three rounds of peer-review (January 2, 2014, March 4, 2014 & July 21, 2014). This manuscript has been improved by constructive comments from editor and reviewers. However, we could not agree to follow all the suggestion of reviewers and editor. Thus, this paper was rejected by editor and reviewers (July 21, 2014).

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.157v3/supp-1

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Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Thor-Seng Liew conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables.

Menno Schilthuizen contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper.

Field Study Permissions

The following information was supplied relating to field study approvals (i.e., approving body and any reference numbers):

Specimens were collected in Malaysia with permissions from the Economic Planning Unit, Malaysia (UPE: 40/200/19/2524).

Grant Disclosures

The following grant information was disclosed by the authors:

project 819.01.012 of Research Council for Earth and Life Sciences (ALW-NWO)

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This study is funded under project 819.01.012 of Research Council for Earth and Life Sciences (ALW-NWO). The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.

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