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Effects of preservation method on canine (Canis lupus familiaris) fecal microbiota (2018) PeerJ
Konstantinos Kormas –– Sampling and handling of samples is very crucial in -omics based studies and very often the necessary attention is not met in publiched works. Such studies are necessary... Read more
Editor rating: 7 / 10Paul Tulkens –– This paper describes the evolution of resistance over a long period. Beyond the specific environment (Malaysia), it bring general concepts that may be used by others. This is what makes it interesting.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Ana Grande-Pérez –– An example of a new virus that, despite existing in high frequency in a major crop, has now been revealed thanks to high-performance sequencing technology. Named as yellow garlic mosaic virus (GYMaV) it belongs to a new putative genus of the family Betaflexiviridae (order Tymovirals). Its replicase relates it to the ring-spot virus of African palm oil (genus Robigovirus) and the potato virus T (genus Tepovirus) and its capsid protein with the genus Foveavirus. A virus to look for in future surveys of pathogens in crops.
Section Editor rating: 7 / 10Valeria Souza –– I believe that the energy metabolism of this important component of the plancton is key for the earth C budget.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Laura Maggi –– The paper is focused on relevant topic in the field of gut-brain axis and of drug development.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Monika Mortimer –– The study, conducted over a span of six years, provides agriculturally relevant information about the effects of field-applied biochar, compared to traditional fertilization management, on soil structure and fugal communities.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Chris Yeager –– A nice addition to the eco-taxonomic assessment of cyanobacteria inhabiting biological soil crusts.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Scott Wallen –– The bacterial communities and their distributions are critical for understanding the efficacy of this system and the results presented give the first data on this for the GSAP Microflush toilet.
Section Editor rating: 7 / 10Siouxsie Wiles –– Many pathogens are considered in isolation rather than as part of communities. This review of the interactions of a bacterium and fungus in cystic fibrosis is an important addition to the literature.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Keith Crandall –– The blind cavefish is a tremendous model system for the evolution of vision loss. This paper adds significantly to our understanding of this model system by characterizing the microbiome diversity associated with this transition from river to cave environment.
Section Editor rating: 8 / 10Siouxsie Wiles –– This is a really neat study, looking at antibiotic-resistant bacteria in damselfly poo as a potential means of identifying what resistant-bacteria are present in the wider environment. I would love to see them extend the study to look at genomic analyses rather than being limited to what they could grow on selective agar.
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