Microbiology

Academic Editor Commentary

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

Porcine rotavirus C in pigs with gastroenteritis on Thai swine farms, 2011–2016

Section Editor rating: 8 / 10

Valeria Souza –– Swine rotavirus could be a reservoir for human rotavirus, to understand how those virus evolve is extremely relevant for human health.
Effects of tobacco smoke and electronic cigarette vapor exposure on the oral and gut microbiota in humans: a pilot study

Section Editor rating: 8 / 10

Valeria Souza –– electronic cigarette is a new trendy substitution to normal cigarettes, albeit, they do have an effect on the microbiome of their users. This open the door to do more research on this relevant topic of human health.
Strain-level genetic diversity of Methylophaga nitratireducenticrescens confers plasticity to denitrification capacity in a methylotrophic marine denitrifying biofilm

Section Editor rating: 7 / 10

Siouxsie Wiles –– Describes some novel phenotypes for these types of bacteria
Oligotrophic wetland sediments susceptible to shifts in microbiomes and mercury cycling with dissolved organic matter addition

Section Editor rating: 7 / 10

Siouxsie Wiles –– As soon as people hear the word mercury, they immediately associate it with toxicity and ill health. Shedding light on the role microbes play in this will be of wide interest.
Necessity of electrically conductive pili for methanogenesis with magnetite stimulation

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Xiaomin Li –– The topic of direct interspecies electron transfer (DIET) between iron-reducing bacteria and methanogens has been paid more and more attraction these years, and iron oxides such as magnetite may function like e-pili to facilitate electron transfer. This study, however, demonstrates that e-pili are still necessary for the DIET between between Geobacter and Methanosarcina species, though the presence of magnetite can promote the methane production in this coculture.
Biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles using Caesalpinia ferrea (Tul.) Martius extract: physicochemical characterization, antifungal activity and cytotoxicity

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Padmapriya Banada –– This article is important since we need more techniques like green synthesis of silver nanoparticles using plant extracts, which has potential to be used as antifungals as evaluated in this study. This gives additional avenues in drug development and evaluation.
Comparative genomic analysis of a new tellurite-resistant Psychrobacter strain isolated from the Antarctic Peninsula

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Tatiana Vishnivetskaya –– Metal resistant strain from cold environments could be useful for bioremediation at low temperatures
Molecular and serological dynamics of Chlamydia pecorum infection in a longitudinal study of prime lamb production

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Joseph Gillespie –– It is important for the agricultural industry and the knowledge base for C. percorum infection dynamics
Eukaryotes in the gut microbiota in myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Shih-Pin Chen –– This study provides more evidences supporting the possible association of gut eukaryotic composition with inflammation in patients with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Translating genomics into practice for real-time surveillance and response to carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae: evidence from a complex multi-institutional KPC outbreak

Editor rating: 9 / 10

Nicholas Loman –– This is a really well worked example of how whole genome sequencing is transforming public health surveillance of infectious diseases.

Discussing these articles

112 days ago
Does smoking affect your microbiome? An article I handled as editor has been published today @thePeerJ https://t.co/xVtTZHW3oH #Microbiology #MolecularBiology

Strain-level genetic diversity of Methylophaga nitratireducenticrescens confers plasticity to denitrification capacity in a methylotrophic marine denitrifying biofilm https://t.co/3DkjTZtHjX

139 days ago
@emilybonnell_g led work from the wild rice wetlands of MN with @TheNemergut lab. How carbon impacts microbes and mercury cycling: https://t.co/3Ev6WM7KLM #Microbiology #FreshwaterBiology #AquaticandMarineChemistry

Necessity of electrically conductive pili for methanogenesis with magnetite stimulation https://t.co/QeLRkDBbnK More evidence that nanoscale magnetite acts as a cytochrome surrogate, but can not itself promote long-range (µm) electron transfer. Protein nanowires (e-pili) needed https://t.co/dtEscpKQAJ

Comparative genomic analysis of a new tellurite-resistant Psychrobacter strain isolated from the Antarctic Peninsula https://t.co/Pe0VoMrmWT

Our new article in @thePeerJ https://t.co/iDduBY0hU7 #Microbiology #VeterinaryMedicine #chlamydia @AdamPolkinghorn @timms_peter

"Eukaryotes in the gut microbiota in myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome": https://t.co/5UKkoepUbU

229 days ago
Our paper on WGS to inform the public health response to a complex state-wide KPC outbreak in @thePeerJ https://t.co/AGHHHEJcCz with @BenjaminHowden @tstinear @torstenseemann and many others

New study compares gut bacteria of vapers, non- smokers and tobacco smokers
https://www.news-medical.net/news/20180430/New-study-compares-gut-bacteria-of-vapers-non-smokers-and-tobacco-smokers.aspx

Vapers and non-smokers have the same flourishing gut flora
https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-04-vapers-non-smokers-flourishing-gut-flora.html