Microbiology

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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

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.
Comparative proteomics of Rhizopus delemar ATCC 20344 unravels the role of amino acid catabolism in fumarate accumulation

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Vladimir Uversky –– Interesting and important data are provided on the peculiarities and mechanisms of fumarate accumulation in Rhizopus delemar ATCC 20344
Evaluating multi-locus phylogenies for species boundaries determination in the genus Diaporthe

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Blanca Landa –– The review was on time and very productive and thoroughly conducted
­Genomic data mining of the marine actinobacteria Streptomyces sp. H-KF8 unveils insights into multi-stress related genes and metabolic pathways involved in antimicrobial synthesis

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Valeria Souza –– Streptomyces is a very interesting genera with wide metabolic capabilities, the genome is a confirmation of this interesting metabolism
Phylogenetic factorization of compositional data yields lineage-level associations in microbiome datasets

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Ugo Bastolla –– The method presented in this paper may be very useful to identify which taxonomic groups are driving the differences in the composition of microbial communities detected in different environmental samples with varying properties, thus facilitating the analysis of metagenomic experiments and large microbial communities.

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#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

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