Plant Biology

Microbial communities in sediment from Zostera marina patches, but not the Z. marina leaf or root microbiomes, vary in relation to distance from patch edge

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Gerrit Beemster –– The involvement in of the micro biome in the functioning of plants (is it is in animals) is rapidly becoming evident over the recent years. This article is a nice example of this.
Plant traits and environment: floating leaf blade production and turnover of waterlilies

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Natasha de Vere –– Interesting article
Floral pathway integrator gene expression mediates gradual transmission of environmental and endogenous cues to flowering time

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Gerrit Beemster –– The approach integrates a large amount of data on flowering time regulation and provides a new method for this incorporating modelling with expression and phenotypic data.
gb4gv: a genome browser for geminivirus

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Ana Grande-Pérez –– A comprehensive and useful tool that will aid plant science community in the study of geminivirus genomics
Effects of chronic exposure to clothianidin on the earthworm Lumbricus terrestris

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Joao Rocha –– Basically, the study determined the toxicity of neonicotinoids in non-target organism (earthworm), which is important from the environmental/ecological point of views. Furthermore, the study can be a motivation to the increase the exploitation of earthworm (Lumbricus terrestris) as an alternative and simple animal model to study the toxicity of different chemical agents.
A transdisciplinary approach to the initial validation of a single cell protein as an alternative protein source for use in aquafeeds

Editor rating: 7 / 10

María Ángeles Esteban –– The paper could be of great interest due to the actual limitations of proteins to fed aquatic animals.
Metagenomic analysis exploring taxonomic and functional diversity of soil microbial communities in Chilean vineyards and surrounding native forests

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Keith Crandall –– For all of us interested in Chilean wines and keeping the industry healthy and strong as well as for those who would like to do some comparative metagenomics across vineyards around the world, this study represents a great step in building an appropriate database for monitoring the impact of soil microbiome on wine quality.
Evaluating multi-locus phylogenies for species boundaries determination in the genus Diaporthe

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Blanca Landa –– The review was on time and very productive and thoroughly conducted
Counting complete? Finalising the plant inventory of a global biodiversity hotspot

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Richard Cowling –– This article is important because it focuses on an area that is both well known and extraordinarily species-rich. So there are lots of insights useful for estimating species numbers in other hotspots, a currently "hot" topic.
High richness of insect herbivory from the early Miocene Hindon Maar crater, Otago, New Zealand

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Kenneth De Baets –– Present new data on insect herbivore - plant interaction in southern latitudes and their potential relationship with changes in environmental parameters (e.g., climate).

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not cited, but 100 downloads of 'Counting complete? Finalising the inventory of a hotspot' #OpenAccess @onnohuyser https://t.co/ckc1gAPwWz

New preprint out: Eelgrass microbiome variation at edges https://t.co/gNguVqgvAk by @casettron et al. supported by @MooreFound https://t.co/NGQp7yceaJ

An article I handled as editor has been published today @thePeerJ https://t.co/bwjrgpCq43 #Aquaculture,FisheriesandFishScience #Ecology

Floral pathway integrator gene expression mediates gradual transmission of environmental and endogenous… https://t.co/Mc4sFlB6Hw @thePeerJ https://t.co/ewMu6KKvAQ

New pub - single cell protein to make #aquaculture feed @KnipBio @AndrewLRhyne @BowenLab1 @F3Challenge @thePeerJ https://t.co/VsdhOx58I8