In your review, please provide your assessment of how well the manuscript meets the criteria for publication (listed below). Bear in mind that G3 aims to provide a respected international forum for rapid review & publication of high-quality foundational research in all areas of Genetics. Our emphasis is on rigorous peer review to assess the validity, quality and utility of the data and whether the research has been well-designed, executed and described, as opposed to a focus on mechanistic insight or a subjective assessment of impact. G3 is particularly interested in publishing research that generates useful genetic and genomic information such as genome maps, single gene studies, genome‐wide association and QTL studies, as well as mutant screens and advances in methods and technology. The Editorial Board of G3 believes that rapid dissemination of this research is the necessary foundation for analysis that leads to mechanistic insights.
Please offer your opinion of the quality of the work described in the manuscript, and whether you think the authors have made a contribution whose rapid dissemination would benefit genetics and genomics investigators.
If you feel the manuscript has significant deficiencies, please provide a clear statement of your reasons. Clear description of the specific problem(s) with the manuscript will benefit the author and provide the Associate Editor with the necessary basis for decisive editorial action on the manuscript.
Please also include in your review any opinions or suggestions you may have on the manuscript's writing, structure, composition, scientific accuracy, scholarship, length (shorter is almost always better), and suggestions for ways to improve the paper.
In your comments for the authors, please do not indicate whether you think the ms. should be accepted or rejected; provide that recommendation only in confidential comments to the Editor. You are an adviser to the Editor, who, based in large part on your opinion of the utility and veracity of the manuscript, will decide whether to accept or reject it for publication in our journal.
- the experiments and other analyses are of high quality and are clearly described and reasonably interpreted;
- the study describes information (e.g. datasets; sequence or QTL information), reagents or new resources (e.g. results of a mutant screen; mutant ;collections for functional genomic experiments) or tools/methodologies (e.g. statistical/computational methods) whose availability would be valuable for genetics and genomics investigators;
- the results are original and adhere to all community standards for data availability and format [note: in certain cases we will specify required data formats in instructions to authors ];
- the results presented provide strong support for the conclusions reached
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