Article commentary

Editors can now comment on articles published in PeerJ and elsewhere.

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

Vegemite Beer: yeast extract spreads as nutrient supplements to promote fermentation

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Maria Rosaria Corbo –– The paper shows that Vegemite or other yeast extract spreads could provide cheap and readily available sources of nutrient supplementation to increase the efficiency of fermentation in home brewing or other settings.
Phage on tap–a quick and efficient protocol for the preparation of bacteriophage laboratory stocks

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Siouxsie Wiles –– It describes a new method which should be widely used in the field
Love the one you’re with: replicate viral adaptations converge on the same phenotypic change

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Alexander Mikheyev –– It is a bit inconclusive, but deals with important questions in biology.
Virus wars: using one virus to block the spread of another

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Tomas Perez-Acle –– This interesting work proposes a combination of experimental procedures and mathematical modeling to provide new ways to manage infectious diseases.
A novel baculovirus-derived promoter with high activity in the baculovirus expression system

Editor rating: 9 / 10

Christopher Cooper –– Important for development of advanced baculovirus-mediated expression systems, both for people in the immediate field, and users of the technology.
Protein-RNA linkage and posttranslational modifications of feline calicivirus and murine norovirus VPg proteins

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Ana Grande-Pérez –– It increases the current knowledge on the relation between viral RNA and linked VPg protein and to the field of viral replication
Biodiversity management of organic orchard enhances both ecological and economic profitability

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Blanca Landa –– Organic production is its initial stage sin China and this mansucript can provide information on the advantae and changes of organic vs conventioal production
Diversity of Fusarium species isolated from UK forage maize and the population structure of F. graminearum from maize and wheat

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Blanca Landa –– This manuscript has provided relevant information to determine the population structure of F. graminearum from maize and wheat which may have implications for disease management
Detection of antibiotic-resistant bacteria endowed with antimicrobial activity from a freshwater lake and their phylogenetic affiliation

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Paul Tulkens –– The study addresses an important topic and, although limited, provide direct evidence for (i) occurrence of resistance in apparently wild-type bacterial populations (ii) together with potentially useful biologically active metabolites.
Optimization of viral resuspension methods for carbon-rich soils along a permafrost thaw gradient

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Budiman Minasny –– Permafrost soil is important

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@GENIOCRATIC @Vegemite Oh my, yes! Here's a peer-reviewed scientific paper on VEGEMITE BEER, my two favorite things! @rodl would be proud. https://t.co/51e6GT1wQs @Vegemite @CarltonDraught @bnschlz @UQ_News

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Virus wars: using one virus to block the spread of another https://t.co/oLyUZU7z25

Biodiversity management of organic orchard enhances both ecological and economic profitability, maybe some of this applies in all agronony, just sayin. Take 5 mins of your day to read this. https://t.co/ks5kVcqPg0

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