Editor rating: 7 / 10Carlos Gutiérrez –– This manuscript supposes an advance in the knowledge on Rhabdias bufonis, a parasite previously described but not well characterized. These new data will help us for a better understanding of the biology of this parasite.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Daniel Lahr –– This article demonstrates an interesting approach to deal with the problem of describing cryptic species. The authors flesh out a system of species of gekkos, using a multi-faceted approach that is likely to establish a precedent in the field.
Section Editor rating: 7 / 10Jennifer Vonk –– Good to see issues of animal welfare in the feed industry being addressed.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Kenneth De Baets –– The paper aims to bridge the gap between quantitative measurements on arthropod brain structures obtained by different methods. This paper is the first trying to overcome these problems by investigating possible conversion factors.
Section Editor rating: 7 / 10Jennifer Vonk –– Developing new technology to circumvent the need for human observers will make work in this area much more effective and potentially reduce error.
Section Editor rating: 7 / 10Michael Wink –– important piece of information for the interpretation of human fossils
Editor rating: 7 / 10Mark Costello –– In addition to its significance for the taxonomy of this species of copepod, the article demonstrates the use of traditional morphological and molecular approaches to distinguish sexes of the same species.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Daisuke Koyabu –– Interesting finding on mole rats. May imply resistance to aging.
Section Editor rating: 7 / 10Jennifer Vonk –– Seems valuable in providing novel methodology that can be widely applied to the study of fish.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Kenneth Leung –– It provides basic biological information on the Japanese anchovy in Yangtze River which is under various threats.
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