Microbiology

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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

Characterisation of the human uterine microbiome in non-pregnant women through deep sequencing of the V1-2 region of the 16S rRNA gene

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Offer Erez –– The understanding of the human microbiom in immune privilige sites is important and tyhis manuscript contribute substantially to this field
One-step multiplex real-time RT-PCR assay for detecting and genotyping wild-type group A rotavirus strains and vaccine strains (Rotarix® and RotaTeq®) in stool samples

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Ravi Tandon –– The article is important because it describes about detecting different types of Rotavirus in the stool samples. This assay will allow others to detect the virus using the one-step multiplex real-time PCR assay without doing cDNA synthesis and the PCR, and will help others in their ongoing research.
Occurrence of ferredoxin:NAD+ oxidoreductase activity and its ion specificity in several Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Gilles van Wezel –– The work provides evience on the genetic basis for ferredoxin:NAD+ oxidoreductase bioactivity in different bacterial systems.
The role of 2,4-dihydroxyquinoline (DHQ) in Pseudomonas aeruginosa pathogenicity

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Timothy Read –– Novel role for quorum sensing in Pseudomonas pathogenicity.
Swarm v2: highly-scalable and high-resolution amplicon clustering

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Gilles van Wezel –– the update of Swarm will hopefully be a useful bioinformtic tool for those in the field of amplicon sequencing and clustering.
Persistent microbial dysbiosis in preterm premature rupture of membranes from onset until delivery

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Offer Erez –– The article further elucidate the host environment interaction in preterm parturition this is important topic that better understanding in the future may enable us to develop new treatment modalities for the prevention of these complications.
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

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