Section Editor rating: 8 / 10Elena Papaleo –– To experimentally identify functional short linear motifs (SLiMs) is challenged by their very low affinities. This paper introduces a new computational pipeline to assess how useful a certain protein-protein interaction dataset can be to capture SLiMs. I believe that it will be a very nice tool for many researchers working with protein-protein interactions with in-vitro and cellular assays, as well as for computational biologists.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Jürg Bähler –– A new method for reconstructing large transcriptional networks that removes some of the computational bottlenecks of such genome-scale analyses.
Editor rating: 9 / 10Pankaj Jaiswal –– This article on Torreya grandis (Taxaceae) an ancient conifer species that is endemic to southeast China provides an important insight into the population structure and distribution of the species. It also generated the genomic resources necessary to move forward the research on Torreya grandis.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Sven Rahmann –– This work presents the first bioinformatic solution for multi-locus sequence typing from long reads.
Editor rating: 9 / 10Min Zhao –– This is a good example to integrate data for lncRNAs in a specific cancer type.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Anthony Amend –– This paper highlights the use of a synthetic mock community as a standard to filter out bad quality data.
Editor rating: 9 / 10Hugo Sarmento –– Litterature text-mining to discover gene-gene interaction.
Section Editor rating: 8 / 10Elena Papaleo –– The authors present a novel tool, PlasmidSeeker, which could be useful for genomic research and also help the time-consuming and tedious assembly steps.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Curtis Daehler –– This work provides genetic evidence suggesting the native range of a widely distributed animal that was accidentally spread by humans starting hundreds of years ago.
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.
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