Editor rating: 7 / 10Joseph Gillespie –– This is important work on a small scale, pertaining to the biology of these corals. But it is further ecological significance, and thus will be of interest to marine biologists ecologists and environmental scientists.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Mohammad Shamsur Rahman –– New approach to improve aquaculture production!
Editor rating: 7 / 10James Reimer –– A thorough assessment of the growth patterns and reproductive biology of a commercially important parrotfish species.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Fabiano Thompson –– addresses virus diversity in reef systems, and roles in genome plasticity.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Mohammad Shamsur Rahman –– in my opinion, it is very important to know the composition of gut microbiota in different culture stages to know the microbial health status and make plan to control any future disease outbreak!
Editor rating: 7 / 10Magnus Johnson –– This paper lays the foundations for the use of fish sounds as a way of monitoring a divers ecological assemblage.
Editor rating: 9 / 10Mark Costello –– Due to the Suez Canal, the Mediterranean has more introduced species than any other sea area. However, there are often misidentifications and species suggested as "invasive" which are not (they may be rarely recorded but native). Thus a synthesis of this knowledge is timely and of wide international interest.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Barbara Nowak –– climate change will affect fish farming, this manuscript describes potential intervention and broodstock management for Atlantic salmon
Editor rating: 7 / 10Xavier Pochon –– This study explored an important yet understudied topic in coral physiology/biology, i.e., light-history based thermal stress response on individual colonies. This study uses a very unusual experimental design, i.e., an extremely small number of true replicates [n=3 coral colonies] to favor the focus on technical replicates [n=40 ramets per colony], but addresses interesting questions on the potential importance of intra-individual variability in physiological responses of scleractinian corals. This study uses an impressive combination of techniques, including imaging, various measurements (chl a fluorescence, chl a density, cell counts, coral growth rates), and molecular analyses.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Mohammad Shamsur Rahman –– In the past, taxonomy was not a lucrative branch of science but due to the development of web based taxonomy, now, it's rather attractive to do fish taxonomy!
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