Editor rating: 7 / 10Peter Prentis –– It describes new diversity in an Australian lizard group.
Editor rating: 9 / 10Walter de Azevedo Jr. –– This work may be of interest for researchers who work on the development of databases for proteins related to biofuel development.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Yegor Vassetzky –– The MS describes the transfer of viral helicases to insect retrotransposons.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Keith Crandall –– This paper effectively demonstrates the utility of designing clade specific markers from hybrid-enrichment compared to more global approaches and provides custom scripts to analyze transcriptome and whole genome data to identify such markers.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Zemin Ning –– The paper has some new ideas and people who are working in the same area should be interested.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Padmapriya Banada –– This article demonstrates clinical streptococcal isolates, which are different from Strep. pneumoniae expressing the pneumococcal serotype 37 which make them pathogenic. This is an important discovery since it can benefit all facets of diagnostics, drug discovery and vaccine development. The study is thorough and used sequencing and bioinformatic tools to show the variations in streptococcal species to conclusively demonstrate the genetic similarities and variations. Further testing can confirm the pathogenicity of these isolates.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Tomas Hrbek –– Lays out and implements an ABC framework for testing demographic changes.
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: 8 / 10Luis Eguiarte –– This is an important contribution, not only because it illuminates on the complex relations between dogs and wolves, and on how adaptations can move between related species, but also because it is relevant for understanding the domestication process of animals, but also in plants.
Editor rating: 9 / 10Jie Liu –– This is a hot topic addressing an important question.
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