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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 –– 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.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Budiman Minasny –– Permafrost soil is important
Editor rating: 7 / 10Encarna Martinez-Salas –– Detailed knowledge of the crystal structure of distinct FMDV 3C proteases may help to ellucidate differences in the processing efficiency of this critical protease
Editor rating: 7 / 10Blanca Landa –– It will provide insigths and a new genome sequence available to study Lactobacillus spp.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Chandan Goswami –– topic and discipline
Editor rating: 8 / 10Blanca Landa –– It provides example of use of traditional and novel technique sto address important biologcal questions that can be extrapolated to many other crops
Editor rating: 7 / 10Christine Josenhans –– platform comparison for NGS high throughput sequencing; implementation of novel platform based on PacBio SMRT sequencing for 16S amplicon sequencing. These technologies are of prime importance in the ever-growing field of microbiome/microbiota research
Editor rating: 7 / 10Maria Rosaria Corbo –– The results of this paper demonstrating that H2-rich environments exert a direct influence on soil H2-oxidizing bacteria in addition to indirect effects on other members of the bacterial communities can be considered a significant contribution about the knowledge in the field.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Gilles van Wezel –– The paper compares approaches to analyse microbial biodiversity across different samples. The work thereby provides insights to scientists into which approach may best suit their needs.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Gerard Lazo –– Though focused on limited samples, the initial premise to build methodology to study the secretome may help expand approaches to screen additional mutants and help catalog genes important in the plant-microbe interaction. This work also addresses agriculturally important research.
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