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: 9 / 10Min Zhao –– This is a good example to integrate data for lncRNAs in a specific cancer type.
Editor rating: 9 / 10Hugo Sarmento –– Litterature text-mining to discover gene-gene interaction.
Editor rating: 9 / 10Nicholas Loman –– This is a really well worked example of how whole genome sequencing is transforming public health surveillance of infectious diseases.
Editor rating: 10 / 10Pankaj Jaiswal –– It contributes to PYL gene family annotation in cotton.
Editor rating: 9 / 10Joël Mossong –– This is an interesting article on the microbial contamination of an unusual habitat in space, the international space station.
Editor rating: 9 / 10Juan Rodriguez-Flores –– While many different studies compare diets on a broad level in terms of their impact on T2D, this study takes a unique approach and looks at a particular food (buckwheat) in terms of its biochemical composition and the medicinal value of each compound. This is a valuable approach that should be conducted extensively for other foods with presumable medicinal value, i.e. non-pharmaceutical risk reduction or treatment of disease.
Editor rating: 9 / 10Walter de Azevedo Jr. –– The authors report the development and application of a suite of tools, called PBxplore. This computational tool can be used to analyze the dynamics and deformability of protein structures using Protein Blocks (PBs). It is an interesting development for scientists interesting in molecular dynamics simulations of protein structures.
Editor rating: 9 / 10Walter de Azevedo Jr. –– This work may be of interest for researchers who work on the development of databases for proteins related to biofuel development.
Editor rating: 9 / 10Jie Liu –– This is a hot topic addressing an important question.
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