Editor rating: 8 / 10Joao Rocha –– The manuscript describe a simple model to study the behavior of cockroaches. Since there are a huge appeal to reduce the use of vertabrates as experimental animals, the development of alternative models with invertabrates are highly desired. Furthermore, the knowledge of the molecular mechanism(s) involved in the regulation of learning and memory in insects are important both from academic point of view and from the practical perpective of developing new inseticides or repellents. Furthermore, the aversive learning can also be a potential important model to study learning in insects.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Wendy Rauw –– It is an original work on grazing patterns in sheep. The method of using GPS data provides very useful information to sheep grazing.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Dezene Huber –– Well written and timely. Covers some initial information on an introduce species in California, and provides some early-impression natural historical information that will be potentially important in the long-term record.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Dezene Huber –– Shows an interesting range expansion of a morphology within a species. Not clear on the reason (authors suggest sexual conflict). But an interesting phenomenon that takes some careful observation to notice, and worth further study.
Editor rating: 7 / 10James Reimer –– A nice and well-put together ecological study, combining a research question and clear hypothesis with stable isotope analyses.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Kenneth De Baets –– This is a nice cross-discipline effort between paleontologist and biologists to calibrate the evolutionary history of scarab beetles. It describes new fossils and using various methods to test their phylogenetic position based on the characters they possess. It should be useful for people working on scarab beetles as well as people working on similar effort for other groups.
Editor rating: 8 / 10James Reimer –– Integrative taxonomy combining morphology and molecular data, and 20 new species from Brazil in one fell swoop - nice work.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Tim Collins –– This manuscript presents a new phylogenetic hypothesis for the stalked jellyfishes, which differs significantly from the traditional taxonomy of the group. It therefore implies a novel view of the evolutionary history of the group.
Editor rating: 8 / 10David Roberts –– Review of a major charismatic species
Editor rating: 8 / 10Ranji Cui –– Hair regeneration is always hot topic. Most of persons maybe like this kinds of research.However, relevent report is really seldom compared to cancer or other research.
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