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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 / 10Sheng Chen –– Haemophilus parasuis is a very important pathogen in animals. More studies should be encouraged in this field.
Editor rating: 9 / 10Luciana Leite –– Multi-omics is a technique that can be applied to several fields.
Section Editor rating: 7 / 10Siouxsie Wiles –– There is huge interest in faecal transplants for treating C. dif infections and this is a good study exploring its use in children.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Hauke Smidt –– Appropriate sample storage methods are crucial for the quality of derived data, and thus, this study is relevant for various fields.
Section Editor rating: 8 / 10Valeria Souza –– Swine rotavirus could be a reservoir for human rotavirus, to understand how those virus evolve is extremely relevant for human health.
Section Editor rating: 8 / 10Valeria 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.
Section Editor rating: 7 / 10Siouxsie Wiles –– Describes some novel phenotypes for these types of bacteria
Section Editor rating: 7 / 10Siouxsie 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.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Xiaomin 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.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Padmapriya 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.
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