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Work TM, Ackermann M, Casey JW, Chaloupka M, Herbst L, Lynch JM, Stacy BA.2014. The story of invasive algae, arginine, and turtle tumors does not make sense. PeerJ PrePrints2:e539v1https://doi.org/10.7287/peerj.preprints.539v1
We are presenting a rebuttal letter to the following article that appeared recently on PeerJ: Van Houtan KS, Smith CM, Dailer ML, and Kawachi M. 2014. Eutrophication and the dietary promotion of sea turtle tumors. PeerJ 2:e602. This article is available at the following URL: https://peerj.com/articles/602/. We argue that the article lacks an inferential framework to answer the complex question regarding the drivers of the turtle tumor disease fibropapillomatosis in Hawaii. The article also contains procedural flaws and does not provide any compelling evidence of a link between algae, arginine, and turtle tumors.
We are presenting a rebuttal letter to the following PeerJ article: Van Houtan KS, Smith CM, Dailer ML, and Kawachi M. 2014. Eutrophication and the dietary promotion of sea turtle tumors. PeerJ 2:e602.