Microbiology

Academic Editor Commentary

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

Porphyrobacter mercurialis sp. nov., isolated from a stadium seat and emended description of the genus Porphyrobacter

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Pankaj Arora –– T
Intergenic incompatibilities reduce fitness in hybrids of extremely closely related bacteriophages

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Alexander Mikheyev –– This article addresses a fundamental question about recombination and evolution.
No apparent correlation between honey bee forager gut microbiota and honey production

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Valeria Souza –– the problem of bee colonies been abandoned is a global issue for agriculture, however, even if the observations are not so new, as the second reviewer noted, the issue still controvertial
Anvi’o: an advanced analysis and visualization platform for ‘omics data

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Walter van Gulik –– In this paper a powerful open source platform is described to perform in depth analysis of large omics datasets, without requirement of extensive bioinformatics skills
The Phanerozoic diversification of silica-cycling testate amoebae and its possible links to changes in terrestrial ecosystems

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Kenneth De Baets –– It show how individual observations (e.g., kleptosquamy in amoebozoa) might have large effect on ancestral state reconstructions. The latter are key to date the diversification of these amoeboza with Si test and their link with rise of terrestrial ecosystems and the Si cycle. This has the potential to be of interest for various fields in biology, paleontology and beyond (geology).
Interactions between Drosophila and its natural yeast symbionts—Is Saccharomyces cerevisiae a good model for studying the fly-yeast relationship?

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Ilaria Negri –– It will help highlight the symbiotic relationship between the insect model Drosophila and yeasts
Klebsiella pneumoniae subsp. pneumoniae–bacteriophage combination from the caecal effluent of a healthy woman

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Valeria Souza –– The relationship between fages and bacteria is really important to untangle, this is a good step forward.
Back from the dead; the curious tale of the predatory cyanobacterium Vampirovibrio chlorellavorus

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Ludmila Chistoserdova –– It describes the genetic makeup for a poorly studied organism with unique and interesting life style. As the culture is no longer available, the genome may guide future attempts on re-isolating these types of microbes that are known to be abundant in the environment.
Swabs to genomes: a comprehensive workflow

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Abhishek Kumar –– This workflow is important for analysis of microbial genomic samples.
Temporal changes in nasopharyngeal carriage of Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 1 genotypes in healthy Gambians before and after the 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Tanya Parish –– Temporal changes in nasopharyngeal carriage of Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 1 genotypes in healthy Gambians before and after the 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine

Discussing these articles

253 days ago
Silica biomineralization in eukaryotes https://t.co/EU5Lb1Y5JB

272 days ago
#ThanksCitSci for advancing research about microbes in space (https://t.co/AdwLiWQebd) and for making it possible for a cheerleader to help discover a new microbe (https://t.co/Xh5PeWOOYW). @scicheer @SciStarter @TheSciCheers #spacemicrobes #citizenscience

@markowenmartin You might be interested in the Swabs to Genomes paper from our lab : https://t.co/70Q1rNDIqY