The story of invasive algae, arginine, and turtle tumors does not make sense

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Abstract

We are presenting a rebuttal letter to the following article that appeared recently on PeerJ: Van Houtan KS, Smith CM, Dailer ML, and Kawachi M. 2014. Eutrophication and the dietary promotion of sea turtle tumors. PeerJ 2:e602. This article is available at the following URL: https://peerj.com/articles/602/. We argue that the article lacks an inferential framework to answer the complex question regarding the drivers of the turtle tumor disease fibropapillomatosis in Hawaii. The article also contains procedural flaws and does not provide any compelling evidence of a link between algae, arginine, and turtle tumors.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title The story of invasive algae, arginine, and turtle tumors does not make sense
Series title PeerJ Preprints
DOI 10.7287/peerj.preprints.539v1
Year Published 2014
Language English
Publisher PeerJ
Publisher location Corte Madera, CA
Contributing office(s) National Wildlife Health Center
Description Article 2:e539v1; 4 p.
Country United States
State Hawaii
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N