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Given the general composition of plastomes (coding regions with triplett structure, tRNA and rRNA genes, non-coding regions, I wonder if a distance-based tree (how were the distances calculated?) provides branch lengths that allow proper comparison between the...

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Andreas Johansson kindly informs me that rad also means "row" in Norwegian, Swedish and Danish.

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Brachystelechidae should be neither in italics nor in boldface.

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PeerJ has a lot of secret house style that is neither negotiable nor mentioned anywhere in the author guidelines. This fact requires a number of comments. First of all, our ORCIDs are: D. M.: 0000-0001-9720-7726 M. L.: 0000-0003-2974-9835 PeerJ...

["ORCID","table of contents","dates of publication","additional errata"]
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If the non-magnetic bars were brass rather than steel, how do we know the dogs were truly detecting and alerting to a magnetic field and not to the scent of steel vs. brass?

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PeerJ's recent tweet (https://twitter.com/thePeerJ/status/1079362977265082368) pointed me here. The BS threshold ranges (upper left in the graphic) are not linked to branch thickness/signatures, can this graphical error be fixed? Also, it would be helpful...

["presentation","graphics","bootstrap support"]
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Dear Sir, very interesting article. Did you measure the F:B ratio at the end of the trial for the various treatments? I suppose the F:B ratio will increase to an optimum when the minimum level of soil carbon has been reached. Or is it better to initiate with a...

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As written equation 13 makes no sense: the term (Vmax -Vmax) is always zero. I suspect that one of these symbols is wrong, as hinted by the text in the next paragraph

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Also, participants did not perform the trick/rapport skill each day. They were given surveys to fill out each day. The 19 participants did their skill only once or more over the course of the entire week

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Peretz & Gluck is an empircal evaluation of a magic trick study used in the dental office. As written, this sentence implies that the reference is a practitioner simply describing the benefits of magic tricks.

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The first author was well aware of the below researchers work as evidenced by his citation of Bagienski (2016), and his participation in the 2017 Science of Magic conference. Yet there is no mention of it Bagienski, S., & Kuhn, G. (2017). _The Crossroad of...

["science of magic"]
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You write "These trees differed only in the relative placement of five enantiornithines closely related to the Avisauridae forming a polytomy with this clade in the strict consensus tree (Consistency Index = 0.453; Retention Index = 0.650)". Given the CI/RI, this...

["topological ambiguity","treelikeness"]
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A child who walks barefoot in the city on a relatively level surface is different from a child who lives in a rural community who has to traverse rugged terrain. If you look at a child from a rural community you will find their toes paw the ground with each...

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Is it possible to see the Norwegian translation? I am looking for a Danish translation, however Norwegian is close to Danish so I would like to see if the wording might be the same. Thanks in advance.

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I read the paper, and it looks like you only compared one alpha diversity metric (species observed) between dada/unoise/deblur. I think it's a bit misleading to title a section "alpha diversity metrics" (plural) when only one is compared. Also, since weighted...

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