Editor rating: 8 / 10Marcio Pie –– It involves the description of many species of a highly diverse group.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Tomas Hrbek –– makes a significant contribution to a very poorly known group of snakes
Editor rating: 9 / 10Graciela Piñeiro –– This is an important contribution for a better understanding of the taphonomic processes that allow the preservation of delicate organisms, and as so, it will be interesting to a wide readership.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Jafri Abdullah –– New drug treatments for neuropathic pain is being researched especially in animal models
Editor rating: 7 / 10Lesley Rogers –– Spacing in animals during migration is an interesting topic, not yet particularly well investigated. Understanding it is important in locust swarming, given that the species is an invasive pest. The findings also have relevance to moving groups of other species.
Editor rating: 9 / 10Ilaria Negri –– A new methodology applied for taxonomic studies
Editor rating: 8 / 10Cong-Jun Li –– The selection of suitable reference genes is crucial to accurately evaluate and normalize the relative expression level of target genes for gene function analysis. This manuscript provides some important information about the references genes for pigs, one is of important economic value.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Leon Higley –– Given their broad ecological impacts, this work significantly adds to growing evidence of risks associated with the use of neonicotinoid insecticides.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Dezene Huber –– Substantial coverage of an interesting group, and an interesting evolutionary story.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Tomas Hrbek –– Describes species and characterizes the taxonomic diversity of this enigmatic group of salamanders, and provides a conservation assessment of species of this group.
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