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

Microbial bioenergetics of coral-algal interactions

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Mauricio Rodriguez-Lanetty –– This study provides insights into the underlying thermodynamic mechanisms involved in the microbial food web associated with coral and macroalgae interactions.
Distinct patterns in the gut microbiota after surgical or medical therapy in obese patients

Editor rating: 9 / 10

Jie Liu –– This is a hot topic addressing an important question.
Putative archaeal viruses from the mesopelagic ocean

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Christopher Cooper –– Useful bioinformatics tool for viral metagenomics
Alien vs. predator: bacterial challenge alters coral microbiomes unless controlled by Halobacteriovorax predators

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Mauricio Rodriguez-Lanetty –– This study presents interesting data that show how some coral-associated microbes have the capacity to protect their host by predating on alien bacteria.
Worldwide exploration of the microbiome harbored by the cnidarian model, Exaiptasia pallida (Agassiz in Verrill, 1864) indicates a lack of bacterial association specificity at a lower taxonomic rank

Editor rating: 7 / 10

James Reimer –– A very nice study that can serve as one of the first examples of global examination of bacterial communities in a cnidarian species.
Microbial communities in sediment from Zostera marina patches, but not the Z. marina leaf or root microbiomes, vary in relation to distance from patch edge

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Gerrit Beemster –– The involvement in of the micro biome in the functioning of plants (is it is in animals) is rapidly becoming evident over the recent years. This article is a nice example of this.
On the entry of an emerging arbovirus into host cells: Mayaro virus takes the highway to the cytoplasm through fusion with early endosomes and caveolae-derived vesicles

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Paul Tulkens –– Interesting observations on endostosis and viruses.
Whole genome sequencing of group A Streptococcus: development and evaluation of an automated pipeline for emmgene typing

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Keith Crandall –– This study presents a novel bioinformatics pipeline for emm gene typing from whole genome sequence data from Streptococcus, the most common etiological agent of throat infections.
gb4gv: a genome browser for geminivirus

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Ana Grande-Pérez –– A comprehensive and useful tool that will aid plant science community in the study of geminivirus genomics
A transdisciplinary approach to the initial validation of a single cell protein as an alternative protein source for use in aquafeeds

Editor rating: 7 / 10

María Ángeles Esteban –– The paper could be of great interest due to the actual limitations of proteins to fed aquatic animals.

Discussing these articles

Benthic microbial bioenergetics from my boy Ty Roach https://t.co/uJ1MSuQenZ via @thePeerJ

#microbiota #Obesity @thePeerJ https://t.co/rOb2y9McAp #Genomics #Microbiology #GastroenterologyandHepatology

Putative archaeal viruses from the mesopelagic ocean https://t.co/CO6tv1WhxU

Alien vs. Predator: Vibrio challenge alters coral microbiomes unless controlled by Halobacteriovax https://t.co/Rf8i7QnbS3 via @thePeerJ

Worldwide exploration of the microbiome harbored by the cnidarian model, <i>ex... - Brown T et al. - https://t.co/fTyNPA8rqm #microbiome

#Mayaro virus is an emergent sylvatic alphavirus in S. America causing a #chikungunya-like illness w/ arthralgia. https://t.co/1MrvhuZK6m

New preprint out: Eelgrass microbiome variation at edges https://t.co/gNguVqgvAk by @casettron et al. supported by @MooreFound https://t.co/NGQp7yceaJ

My article has been published today in @thePeerJ https://t.co/Tkn7GkDlrT #Bioinformatics #Genomics #Microbiology #InfectiousDiseases

New pub - single cell protein to make #aquaculture feed @KnipBio @AndrewLRhyne @BowenLab1 @F3Challenge @thePeerJ https://t.co/VsdhOx58I8