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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 / 10Gilles van Wezel –– The work provides evience on the genetic basis for ferredoxin:NAD+ oxidoreductase bioactivity in different bacterial systems.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Timothy Read –– Novel role for quorum sensing in Pseudomonas pathogenicity.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Gilles van Wezel –– the update of Swarm will hopefully be a useful bioinformtic tool for those in the field of amplicon sequencing and clustering.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Offer 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.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Pankaj Arora –– T
Editor rating: 7 / 10Alexander Mikheyev –– This article addresses a fundamental question about recombination and evolution.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Valeria 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
Editor rating: 8 / 10Walter 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
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
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