Editor rating: 8 / 10Michael Hallett –– The paper addresses the potential of viral metagenomics in a general fashion that could impact the design of many studies.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Hiroshi Nishiura –– reviewed in a systematic manner, adding novel evidence to literature
Editor rating: 8 / 10Vincent Thomas –– First description of the genome of a new, dominant bacterial species that is fund in rat's ileum. Can have significant impact on our understanding of this ecosystem.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Joseph Gillespie –– This work will help with identifying and diagnosing severe chlamydial pathogens that are relevant to veterinary research.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Regina-Michaela Wittich –– The input of commercial materials.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Yegor Vassetzky –– The MS describes the transfer of viral helicases to insect retrotransposons.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Vincent Thomas –– An interesting article that explores the possibility to orient gut-microbiota composition of chicks to improve their performances.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Padmapriya Banada –– This article demonstrates clinical streptococcal isolates, which are different from Strep. pneumoniae expressing the pneumococcal serotype 37 which make them pathogenic. This is an important discovery since it can benefit all facets of diagnostics, drug discovery and vaccine development. The study is thorough and used sequencing and bioinformatic tools to show the variations in streptococcal species to conclusively demonstrate the genetic similarities and variations. Further testing can confirm the pathogenicity of these isolates.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Rüdiger Ettrich –– I am convinced that the article indeed contributes to a deeper global understanding of the Aliivibrio salmonicida Fur regulon and reaches out to the adjacent disciplines. Thus the statement in the title is not overstated but indeed advertises the findings in this paper.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Joseph Gillespie –– It adds an important dimension to understanding the role of reproductive rate on the ability of Wolbachia to induce parthenogenesis
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