Editor rating: 8 / 10Todd Vision –– This is a novel and innovative approach to studying the genomic correlates of convergent evolution. It is likely to inspire similar studies in other systems and for other kinds of genomic changes, as well as bioinformatic work to refine and extend the methods.
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: 10 / 10Pankaj Jaiswal –– It contributes to PYL gene family annotation in cotton.
Editor rating: 10 / 10Pankaj Jaiswal –– It is an important piece of work describing the cell wall composition from an agronomic food crop that is also a potential bioenergy feedstock.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Budiman Minasny –– It evaluates factors affecting ant distribution in the tropics
Editor rating: 7 / 10Blanca Landa –– The ms will provide insights into the biology and ecology of tis important plant pathogenic bacteria
Editor rating: 7 / 10Richard Bateman –– Some moderately interesting fossil seeds have received mixed-technology, interdisciplinary attention from a range of authors who together are the bees knees of fossil seed-plant studies. They have brought a wealth of expertise to the paper, which during revision has gained greater accuracy and relevance.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Dezene Huber –– Work on these exotic pests has so far been minimal. This provides a good foundation for further investigations on semiochemical-based IPM methods for monitoring, deterrence, or perhaps even mass trapping.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Curtis Daehler –– While numerous studies have pointed out threats posed by hybridization between native and invasive species, this work provides a counter-example: Although hybrids were detected, hybridization does not seem to pose a risk to the native species or promote spread of the invader.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Curtis Daehler –– Although most fynbos vegetation is best managed with seasonal burning, some fynbos vegetation can be managed with fire at any time of the year.
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