Editor rating: 7 / 10Graciela Piñeiro –– This is an interesting review about the centipede morphology and functional biology, particularly focused on the anatomical variability of the last pair of legs and their adaptability to different functions. Although apparently restricted to myriapod specialists, the paper may have a moderate broader impact in general studies on the origin, variability and adaptations of the arthropod appendages.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Budiman Minasny –– It evaluates factors affecting ant distribution in the tropics
Editor rating: 7 / 10Jianhua Xu –– This study was to investigate the effects of AWS on desert rodent communities. The work compared AWS sites and non-AWS control sites by an appropriate statistical method, the principal component analysis (PCA).
Editor rating: 8 / 10Joseph Gillespie –– New species description
Editor rating: 7 / 10Dezene Huber –– Two new species descriptions for an understudied part of the world that is facing cumulative anthropogenic threats.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Magnus Johnson –– This paper lays the foundations for the use of fish sounds as a way of monitoring a divers ecological assemblage.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Shao-Chen Sun –– This work focused on lncRNA, which is an active area currently.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Philip Cox –– This article describes a new technique for analysing the results of FEA. It has the potential to be used widely in the discipline.
Editor rating: 7 / 10María Ángeles Esteban –– In this work the secreted proteome (secretome) of primary mature midgut cell cultures from Heliothis virescens larvae was studied after exposure to Cry1Ac toxin. These results identify a protein involved in the midgut regeneration process in response to Cry1Ac intoxication, the protein is arylphorin.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Darren Ward –– x-ray microtomography
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