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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: 8 / 10Kenneth 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).
Editor rating: 7 / 10Ilaria Negri –– It will help highlight the symbiotic relationship between the insect model Drosophila and yeasts
Editor rating: 8 / 10Valeria Souza –– The relationship between fages and bacteria is really important to untangle, this is a good step forward.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Ludmila 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.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Abhishek Kumar –– This workflow is important for analysis of microbial genomic samples.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Tanya Parish –– 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 / 10Christine 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.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Hauke Smidt –– Well conducted study with relevant methodological innovations important to microbial diagnostics
Editor rating: 7 / 10Tom Coenye –– Large-scale studies on bacterial diversity/biogeography are important to understand fundamental ecological processes.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Frederick 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.
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