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 / 10Vincent Thomas –– An interesting article that explores the possibility to orient gut-microbiota composition of chicks to improve their performances.
Editor rating: 7 / 10William DiMichele –– An ancient fern lineage of interest to those studying both ferns, their phylogeny, and the methods used to study it. The paper links the fossil record to the record of extant forms, using a broad array of anatomical characteristics.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Vincenzo Brancaleone –– The article is important beacuse of the role of phytochemical extracts in treatment of bacterial infection
Editor rating: 7 / 10Budiman Minasny –– A new analysis looking at the influence of soil on shrubs
Editor rating: 7 / 10Robert Winkler –– The article has practical implications in the conservation of tree species.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Kenneth De Baets –– The authors document the fossil pollen record of parasitic plants across various continents and use it together with molecular sequences to constrain their evolutionary time-scale . This will be relevant for palynologists, (paleo)botanist and evolutionary biologists in general.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Xiaohui Wang –– n/a
Editor rating: 7 / 10Sara Varela –– It adds new data about species niche conservatism while diversification occur
Editor rating: 7 / 10Gerrit 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.
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