Plant Biology

Article commentary

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
Growth and physiological responses of submerged plant Vallisneria natans to water column ammonia nitrogen and sediment copper

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Vijai Kumar Gupta –– Excellent Article.
Plastome data reveal multiple geographic origins of Quercus Group Ilex

Editor rating: 7 / 10

James Reimer –– The oak genus Quercus is well studied, yet has always presented questions with regard to its confusing and confounding evolutionary history based on analyses of different phylogenetic data sets. The current study uses wide-scale sampling and analyses to show how polyphyletic plastome origins and potential unidirectional introgression may have shaped the evolutionary history of this commercially important group.
Genome sequencing and analysis of the first complete genome of Lactobacillus kunkeei strain MP2, an Apis mellifera gut isolate

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Blanca Landa –– It will provide insigths and a new genome sequence available to study Lactobacillus spp.
Differences in stability of seed-associated microbial assemblages in response to invasion by phytopathogenic microorganisms

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Blanca Landa –– It provides example of use of traditional and novel technique sto address important biologcal questions that can be extrapolated to many other crops
Evaluation of putative reference genes for quantitative real-time PCR normalization in Lilium regale during development and under stress

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Rita Zrenner –– This manuscript clearly demonstrates how to evaluate putative reference genes for quantitative real-time PCR normalization.
Distribution and regulation of gonadotropin-releasing hormone, kisspeptin, RF-amide related peptide-3, and dynorphin in the bovine hypothalamus

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Karine Rousseau –– There are not a lot of studies performed on bovines. The findings of the manuscript are new for these vertebrates and important in the field of reproductive endocrinology.