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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
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.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Carlos Conte-Junior –– This article is relevant to food science and technology.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Jürg Bähler –– Candida biofilm formation is a fascinating biological process and has medical implications.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Kate Bishop –– The acquisition of viral genes by hosts to use as anti-viral proteins is interesting and this adds to our knowledge of such mechanisms.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Paul Tulkens –– Although Elizabethkingia may seem as a rather rare organism in terms fo human pathology, the study illustrates well the various mechanisms of resistance to a important fluoroquinolone and will be of interest to many investigators of antibacterial resistance and to clinicians using ciprofloxacin or other fluoroquinolones.
Editor rating: 9 / 10Lesley Hoyles –– Highlights the need for careful analyses of metagenomic data when looking at closely related bacteria, and proposes a way of dealing with this. Applicable to metagenomic studies across a range of ecological niches.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Konstantinos Kormas –– A very good effort on putting together and analysing shrimp gut microbiota.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Maria Cristina Albertini –– I believe that prebiotics may have an important influence of immune response. More information are needed on intestinal barrier functions and this paper can be of support.
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