Section Editor rating: 7 / 10Elena Papaleo –– An interesting comprehensive text mining approach to annotate genes
Editor rating: 7 / 10Thomas Tullius –– This clearly written paper addresses an important issue in understanding the stability of the genetic code: how frameshift mutations are accommodated.
Section Editor rating: 7 / 10Elena Papaleo –– An interesting machine learning application to enzyme classification at the structural level.
Section Editor rating: 7 / 10Elena Papaleo –– The program FluxPyt is user-friendly and help the analyses of metabolic flux.
Section Editor rating: 7 / 10Elena Papaleo –– A nice R-based tool to perform phylogenetic path analyses.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Antonio Amorim –– This paper contributes significantly to the knowledge of mitogenomes evolution.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Donovan Parks –– Detailed study showing the limitations of using 16S rRNA and ITS sequences for establishing the taxonomic profiles of environmental samples.
Section Editor rating: 8 / 10Elena Papaleo –– The authors present a novel tool, PlasmidSeeker, which could be useful for genomic research and also help the time-consuming and tedious assembly steps.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Curtis Daehler –– This work provides genetic evidence suggesting the native range of a widely distributed animal that was accidentally spread by humans starting hundreds of years ago.
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.
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