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 / 10Yann Clough –– The study is a fairly comprehensive assessment of the efficacy of a botanical insecticide against a major pest in tea plantations. The authors combines lab and field experiments and addresses non-target effects on natural enemies both in the lab and in the field.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Xosé Anxelu G. Morán –– In this paper, the authors address an important question regarding eDNA surveys in marine environments: which impact tides have on community assembling based on this technique. Their analysis of eukaryotic eDNA samples collected at 3 coastal sites in the NE Pacific shows that community composition is mostly affected by local conditions but not tide.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Fernando Spilki –– The information and data may be important in the wide field of molecular parasitology.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Padmapriya Banada –– This article is important since we need more techniques like green synthesis of silver nanoparticles using plant extracts, which has potential to be used as antifungals as evaluated in this study. This gives additional avenues in drug development and evaluation.
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.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Fernando Spilki –– The manuscript describes a new technique for quick detection of anti-HIV1/2 IgM.
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