Editor rating: 8 / 10Tomas Hrbek –– Optimized protocol for amplification of Symbiodinium ITS2 region, that makes great strides towards generating reproducible and comparable data across a diversity of studies.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Leticia Costa-Lotufo –– The research field is quite important and up to date in cancer biology studies.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Freddie Salsbury Jr –– important model system that is well-characterized in this study
Editor rating: 8 / 10Sheng Chen –– A detail characterization of antibiotic resistance in Haemophilus parasuis, which is a very important animal pathogen. No much research work has been done in this organism in particular in the area of antimicrobial resistance.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Susanne Menden-Deuer –– The work investigates the physiological basis of toxin targets that are widespread in animals and even phytoplankton.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Xiaomin Li –– The topic of direct interspecies electron transfer (DIET) between iron-reducing bacteria and methanogens has been paid more and more attraction these years, and iron oxides such as magnetite may function like e-pili to facilitate electron transfer. This study, however, demonstrates that e-pili are still necessary for the DIET between between Geobacter and Methanosarcina species, though the presence of magnetite can promote the methane production in this coculture.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Alberto Davalos –– Quinoa is a relevant seed for human consumption. Understanding the agronomical characteristics from different varieties cultivated in different places of the world is important in order to promote their widespread cultivation.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Francois van der Westhuizen –– The key outcome of the study is the finding, using metabolomics in an in vitro model, to demonstrate the value of low intensity repetitive magnetic in the stimulation of neural tissue and that it modulates neuronal excitability. There is a strong element of novelty in this work and I believe it will be well cited.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Xavier Pochon –– This study provides the first range-wide phylogeographic study of the banded coral shrimp S. hispidus, extending across more than 27,000 km of the globe. Coalescence analysis brings evidence that an isolated Indo-Pacific lineage evolved from a rare dispersal event from the Atlantic around South Africa via the Benguela Current, thereby colonizing the Indian and Pacific Oceans, followed by dispersal across the Indo-Pacific in the last 200,000 years. Surprisingly, this benthic coral reef associated shrimp shows a single haplotype dominating the largest continuous tropical oceanic expanse on the planet.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Gerrit Beemster –– Epigenetic regulation is rapidly becoming a new regulatory mechanism in developmental processes and this study is a nice contribution to that field using a non model species.
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