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.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Jerson Silva –– This work has the novelty to provide a detailed investigation of structure – thermodynamics relationship of the protein recognition process.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Marc Robinson-Rechavi –– This study allows to link natural variation in morphology with genetic divergence in expression patterns, thus helping link ecology to molecular genomics.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Heiko Enderling –– This article discusses the contributions of quantitative models in predicting biology, and makes an important point about the balance of simplicity/complexity/accuracy/usefulness of biophysical models. If simple models capture biological complexity, the use of more detailed models must be properly justified.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Alexandra Lusser –– The article describes the development of a new method in this field that should facilitate future research in this area.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Jun Pang –– It is a very interesting literature review.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Shih-Pin Chen –– This study provides more evidences supporting the possible association of gut eukaryotic composition with inflammation in patients with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Ayyalusamy Ramamoorthy –– The findings on the membrane domain localization is important and useful.
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