Bioinformatics and Genomics

EPAS1 variants in high altitude Tibetan wolves were selectively introgressed into highland dogs

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Luis Eguiarte –– This is an important contribution, not only because it illuminates on the complex relations between dogs and wolves, and on how adaptations can move between related species, but also because it is relevant for understanding the domestication process of animals, but also in plants.
Distinct patterns in the gut microbiota after surgical or medical therapy in obese patients

Editor rating: 9 / 10

Jie Liu –– This is a hot topic addressing an important question.
Putative archaeal viruses from the mesopelagic ocean

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Christopher Cooper –– Useful bioinformatics tool for viral metagenomics
Discrimination of Picea chihuahuana Martinez populations on the basis of climatic, edaphic, dendrometric, genetic and population traits

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Robert Winkler –– The article has practical implications in the conservation of tree species.
Unimodal relationship between small-scale barnacle recruitment and the density of pre-existing barnacle adults

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Donald Kramer –– This is a well-executed field study that addresses density dependence of both attraction and avoidance of conspecifics over a broad range of densities in marine larvae settling from the plankton.
Chemical composition and the potential for proteomic transformation in cancer, hypoxia, and hyperosmotic stress

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Maria Cristina Albertini –– This is a good quality research paper and matches the journal standards.
Alien vs. predator: bacterial challenge alters coral microbiomes unless controlled by Halobacteriovorax predators

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Mauricio Rodriguez-Lanetty –– This study presents interesting data that show how some coral-associated microbes have the capacity to protect their host by predating on alien bacteria.
A novel genus and cryptic species harboured within the monotypic freshwater crayfish genus Tenuibranchiurus Riek, 1951 (Decapoda: Parastacidae)

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Keith Crandall –– This paper demonstrates that there is significant hidden diversity still to be discovered and described in this interesting group of Australian freshwater crayfish.
Whole genome sequencing of group A Streptococcus: development and evaluation of an automated pipeline for emmgene typing

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Keith Crandall –– This study presents a novel bioinformatics pipeline for emm gene typing from whole genome sequence data from Streptococcus, the most common etiological agent of throat infections.
CRF: detection of CRISPR arrays using random forest

Editor rating: 9 / 10

Gian Tartaglia –– The identification if CRISPR arrays is crucial to understand how the system works and can be manipulated in applications

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Chemical composition and the potential for proteomic transformation in cancer, ... published as: https://t.co/JiYK8iW31H @thePeerJ #biorxiv

#microbiota #Obesity @thePeerJ https://t.co/rOb2y9McAp #Genomics #Microbiology #GastroenterologyandHepatology

Putative archaeal viruses from the mesopelagic ocean https://t.co/CO6tv1WhxU

Elegant study exploring co-influences of gregariousness & density dependence on #intertidal #barnacle settlement https://t.co/RNJexr138f

Alien vs. Predator: Vibrio challenge alters coral microbiomes unless controlled by Halobacteriovax https://t.co/Rf8i7QnbS3 via @thePeerJ

Novel genus/species in Tenuibranchiurus https://t.co/kxfV616r6p via @thePeerJ

CRF(CRISPR Finder by Random Forest)ランダムフォレストで〜2,000以上の微生物ゲノムのCRISPRアレイ同定 PeerJ 0425 https://t.co/gExc9M5pe9

My article has been published today in @thePeerJ https://t.co/Tkn7GkDlrT #Bioinformatics #Genomics #Microbiology #InfectiousDiseases