Microbiology

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
Population structure of Neisseria gonorrhoeae based on whole genome data and its relationship with antibiotic resistance

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Christine Josenhans –– This article is a large body of work, which significantly expands currently available data on Neisseria gonorrhoeae genome evolution. It also includes some knowledge advance about antibiotics resistance.
Diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis by a new multiplex peptide nucleic acid fluorescence in situ hybridization method

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Hauke Smidt –– Well conducted study with relevant methodological innovations important to microbial diagnostics
Diversity and ecological structure of vibrios in benthic and pelagic habitats along a latitudinal gradient in the Southwest Atlantic Ocean

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Tom Coenye –– Large-scale studies on bacterial diversity/biogeography are important to understand fundamental ecological processes.
Population expansions shared among coexisting bacterial lineages are revealed by genetic evidence

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Frederick Cohan –– This paper presents the first compelling data for population expansions in various unrelated lineages of bacteria that are free-living and not pathogens. Moreover, the timing of the population expansions appears to coincide with major known human-caused environmental changes.
Elaborate cellulosome architecture of Acetivibrio cellulolyticus revealed by selective screening of cohesin–dockerin interactions

Editor rating: 9 / 10

Guo-Qiang Chen –– Better understanding the cellulose utilization mechanism.

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