Editor rating: 8 / 10Xavier Pochon –– This study provides the first range-wide phylogeographic study of the banded coral shrimp S. hispidus, extending across more than 27,000 km of the globe. Coalescence analysis brings evidence that an isolated Indo-Pacific lineage evolved from a rare dispersal event from the Atlantic around South Africa via the Benguela Current, thereby colonizing the Indian and Pacific Oceans, followed by dispersal across the Indo-Pacific in the last 200,000 years. Surprisingly, this benthic coral reef associated shrimp shows a single haplotype dominating the largest continuous tropical oceanic expanse on the planet.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Ann Hedrick –– It describes behavior that has not previously been documented in an important pest species.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Minjun Chen –– This is a specific PK study in dogs and the authors have made a good experiment and report
Editor rating: 8 / 10Gabriela Parra Olea –– Herpetofauna from Thailand is far from being known or understood. This paper provides very important data to the field. The authors did a great job in using modern tools to evaluate the validity of the taxon and discussed it in the light of more general themes such a Biogeography and Evolution.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Dany Garant –– Nice overview of published literature on the topic.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Curtis Daehler –– Experiments demonstrate that although ants are frequent floral visitors and they carry pollen, they are not effective pollinators and they may even be detrimental to reproduction in a rare plant.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Theodore Eliades –– Archaeo-dentistry is an emerging discipline which applies modern analytical techniques to investigate samples obtained from excavations or other archaeological material.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Andrew Farke –– Describes a new fossil species from a group of turtles that are ecologically important in North America today.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Marc Robinson-Rechavi –– This study allows to link natural variation in morphology with genetic divergence in expression patterns, thus helping link ecology to molecular genomics.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Mark Young –– This manuscript is an excellent, thorough description of a new specimen of the iconic early bird Archaeopteryx.
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