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"The default assumption should be that methodological weaknesses are due to ignorance rather than bad faith" (lines 138-139). Why does this assumption not extend to the discussion of literature reviews in the next paragraph? Why would selective or inaccurate reporting...

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First, I want to say that I am glad to see a paper on this paradoxical reef. We have some similar data for this area (for a different question) and we have a many sites along BarĂº island. It would be interesting to use your results as a comparison but the data...

["Coral cover data"]
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What's the exact meaning of the 'personal attention'?

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There are no black circles on the current version of the figure

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Dear authors ! What is the software to open your raw data CSV file with ? Microsoft Excel does not work properly Thank you!

["Raw data"]
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I noticed that only one source was searched, Google Scholar (section 2.1 of the preprint). For a systematic review, Google Scholar is problematic, especially if it is the only source searched. See https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27076802. I wonder if...

["methodology","literature reviews","systematic reviews","librarians","Cochrane","search strategies","databases","database selection"]
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Has anyone sampled the hindgut contents (possibly at different stages of fermentation) to determine what proportion of secondary metabolites remain in comparison to the concentrations in the ingested foliage? This seems like a key point to determine to what extent...

["microbiota","plant secondary metabolites","volatile organic compounds","xenobiotics"]
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Have you work just on literature compiling all the dinosaur bone findings from BC or have you seen the specimens in the museum where they are housed?

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In your study VSH factor counting was done by dividing the number of cells opened by bees with the number of cells examined. This was done by comparing fotographs taken at 10 days versus 20 days brood age. The porpotion of opened cells together with infestation...

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Was figure 2 directly generated using MEME or another package?

["motifs","software"]
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Why is brood volatiles induced by varroa mites not considered as explaining factor? You conclude that "brood volatiles are not a factor in the results obtained." These mite induced volatiles have been similar in both groups, but they may still be the key factor...

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The best estimate for the bioavailability of oral levodopa given with carbidopa is 85-86% (Robertson et al, 1989, Table 3, p. 64). The relevant sentence here should instead read: %%A 35-year-old patient weighing 70 kg would receive a total dose of 64 mg (in 32...

["bioavailability","background"]
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I wonder if one of the obstacles is the time and expertise required of teachers to develop course materials that are ecology focussed? If so, I think it is worth noting that the Data Carpentry community has freely available ecology focussed teaching materials...

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Hi, really interesting paper with a number of useful extensions I could envision. Looking at Fig. 1, it almost seems that a type I functional response model could be fit to the +sponge treatment data. I understand the motivation to fit the Rogers curves to each...

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Has been a laboratory colony of these black rats established before their 2002 eradication? Are there any data on genetic a phenotypic variability of these rats available? Low phenotypic variability of rats could explain high evolutionary rate (when measured in...

["evolution","frozen evolution","polymorphism","evolvability"]