Editor rating: 7 / 10Luis Conceição –– This article answers a fish welfare concern on farming operations, providing scientific evidence that short-term starvation at low temperature prior to harvest does not have major impact on the health and acute stress response of Atlantic salmon.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Ilaria Negri –– Head lice are a common health condition, especially in children, and can be difficult to remove. Therefore articles on new biopesticides formulations are of much interest.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Gerrit 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.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Joao 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.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Donald Kramer –– The reviewers agree with the authors that studies attempting to relate habitat selection to fitness components at a multi-scale level are important and rare in the published literature. The authors have carried out a well designed field study accompanied by a robust analysis.
Editor rating: 9 / 10Graciela Piñeiro –– This manuscript is an important contribution to the knowledge of the almost unknown Siberian Neogene herpetofauna. It deals not solely with detailed anatomical descriptions and taxonomic identification of the specimens, but provides interesting paleobiogeographic hypotheses concerning the origin and dispersion of the taxa, including newly paleoclimatic and paleoenvironmental aspects spanning mostly the Oligocene to Pliocene periods. Studied environmental parameters include precipitation rates in the Miocene which are compared to current rainfall values for the region.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Philip Cox –– Because, although the focus of the article is one particular bone in one species of mammal, the results have implications for understanding the biomechanics of bones much more widely.
Editor rating: 9 / 10Ilaria Negri –– Researches on tiger mosquitoes monitoring are needed given the importance of this species as vector of pathogens and given that it is extremely annoying
Editor rating: 8 / 10Tomas Perez-Acle –– A parsimoniously executed research and well written article about transcriptomic studies on T. cruzi that may shed lights on novel targets for the treatment of the chronic disease produced by this parasite.
Editor rating: 7 / 10María Ángeles Esteban –– The interest of the topic (feeding of pet animals) and its relationships with veterinary and biology sciences.
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