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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 / 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
Editor rating: 7 / 10Mauricio Rodriguez-Lanetty –– This study provides insights into the underlying thermodynamic mechanisms involved in the microbial food web associated with coral and macroalgae interactions.
Editor rating: 9 / 10Jie Liu –– This is a hot topic addressing an important question.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Christopher Cooper –– Useful bioinformatics tool for viral metagenomics
Editor rating: 7 / 10Mauricio 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.
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