Editor rating: 7 / 10Tim Collins –– To the extent that phylogenetics is used across all biological disciplines, these results may be significant, especially, if they do the suggested data/method exploration in the revisions to address the conflicting results between methodologies.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Mohammad Shamsur Rahman –– Stress coat for slime production can help to better wound healing.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Rüdiger Ettrich –– I am convinced that the article indeed contributes to a deeper global understanding of the Aliivibrio salmonicida Fur regulon and reaches out to the adjacent disciplines. Thus the statement in the title is not overstated but indeed advertises the findings in this paper.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Mauricio Rodriguez-Lanetty –– This study provides insights into the underlying thermodynamic mechanisms involved in the microbial food web associated with coral and macroalgae interactions.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Mark Costello –– The fauna living within marine gravel and rubble is very poorly studied because of sampling difficulties and the relative rarity of the habitat (in contrast to gravel in rivers). Yet, it is especially rich in crustaceans which are an important functional role in ecosystems (grazing, fish prey). This study shows their high diversity in a coral reef ecosystem and highlight how this group has been overlooked in coral reef ecology.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Donald Kramer –– This is a well-executed field study that addresses density dependence of both attraction and avoidance of conspecifics over a broad range of densities in marine larvae settling from the plankton.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Mauricio Rodriguez-Lanetty –– This study presents interesting data that show how some coral-associated microbes have the capacity to protect their host by predating on alien bacteria.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Mark Costello –– Provides evidence of a cause of cetacean mortality in relation to toxic phytoplankton ("harmful alga blooms") which are a concern in many parts of the world. Cetacean deaths are often a source of mystery and this indicates that naturally occurring toxic events can be one possible cause.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Mauricio Rodriguez-Lanetty –– With the increasing frequency of thermal events that coral reefs are facing worldwide, this study is of great importance to understand the bleaching patterns in Hawaiian Reefs and its ecological consequences.
Editor rating: 9 / 10Joseph Pawlik –– The conclusions of this paper run contrary to the view that the lionfish invasion of Caribbean reefs has greatly reduced populations of small reef fishes.
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