Plant Biology

Stable isotope analysis (δ13C and δ15N) of soil nematodes from four feeding groups

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Budiman Minasny –– A good one
Rapid induction of GFP expression by the nitrate reductase promoter in the diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Vijai Kumar Gupta –– Mss. is informative to the readers.
Vegemite Beer: yeast extract spreads as nutrient supplements to promote fermentation

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Maria Rosaria Corbo –– The paper shows that Vegemite or other yeast extract spreads could provide cheap and readily available sources of nutrient supplementation to increase the efficiency of fermentation in home brewing or other settings.
Hierarchical organization of a Sardinian sand dune plant community

Editor rating: 7 / 10

G Matt Davies –– A rare experimental validation of ecological theory and frequently offered explanations for the spatial structuring of sand-dune ecosystems. This paper goes further than the normal descriptive approach and uses manipulations to discern important interactions and processes
Food and nutritional security requires adequate protein as well as energy, delivered from whole-year crop production

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Alberto Davalos –– This work is focused on the challenges to provide protein needs for future global population. It uses a case-study from New Zealand to validate their model. This model could be used to either validate or study food security and nutrition using other food needs or other food production systems in other regions.
Biodiversity management of organic orchard enhances both ecological and economic profitability

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Blanca Landa –– Organic production is its initial stage sin China and this mansucript can provide information on the advantae and changes of organic vs conventioal production
Towards evenly distributed grazing patterns: including social context in sheep management strategies

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Wendy Rauw –– It is an original work on grazing patterns in sheep. The method of using GPS data provides very useful information to sheep grazing.
Diversity of Fusarium species isolated from UK forage maize and the population structure of F. graminearum from maize and wheat

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Blanca Landa –– This manuscript has provided relevant information to determine the population structure of F. graminearum from maize and wheat which may have implications for disease management
Crystal structure of the 3C protease from Southern African Territories type 2 foot-and-mouth disease virus

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Encarna Martinez-Salas –– Detailed knowledge of the crystal structure of distinct FMDV 3C proteases may help to ellucidate differences in the processing efficiency of this critical protease
NADPH-dependent thioredoxin reductase C plays a role in nonhost disease resistance against Pseudomonas syringae pathogens by regulating chloroplast-generated reactive oxygen species

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Rita Zrenner –– This study further analyzed the function of NTRC in nonhost disease resistance against bacterial pathogens, and adds supplemental information on the mechanism of plant innate immunity

Discussing these articles

@adversarialinks (From the abstract: https://t.co/4uIl81BAK8). Finally, (and this relates to motte and bailey) the NZ study does not recommend eating meat, but *dairy*--which is vegetarian.

Biodiversity management of organic orchard enhances both ecological and economic profitability, maybe some of this applies in all agronony, just sayin. Take 5 mins of your day to read this. https://t.co/ks5kVcqPg0

News.cn: "Vegemite beer? Aussie researchers say it's possible"
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-08/15/c_135600188.htm