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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: 7 / 10Mohammad Shamsur Rahman –– in my opinion, it is very important to know the composition of gut microbiota in different culture stages to know the microbial health status and make plan to control any future disease outbreak!
Editor rating: 7 / 10Blanca Landa –– The ms will provide insights into the biology and ecology of tis important plant pathogenic bacteria
Editor rating: 7 / 10María Ángeles Esteban –– In this work the secreted proteome (secretome) of primary mature midgut cell cultures from Heliothis virescens larvae was studied after exposure to Cry1Ac toxin. These results identify a protein involved in the midgut regeneration process in response to Cry1Ac intoxication, the protein is arylphorin.
Editor rating: 7 / 10A. Murat Eren –– Ananke provides a framework to investigate temporal sampling efforts by organizing marker gene sequences into clusters of ecological patterns. While Hall et al. reports improvement over the current marker gene workflows with this approach, they demonstrate how clustering data based on sequence identity may obscure detailed investigations of ecological patterns in time-series data.
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.
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