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

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
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

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A new tool for OTU table construction, that we are studying for future use: Swarm v2: scalable amplicon clustering https://t.co/1QbZQhUWPp via @thePeerJ

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Silica biomineralization in eukaryotes https://t.co/EU5Lb1Y5JB

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