Microbiology

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

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.
Metagenomic identification of active methanogens and methanotrophs in serpentinite springs of the Voltri Massif, Italy

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Marina Kalyuzhnaya –– The article provides first insides into microbial communities of an unusual sub-terrestrial ecosystem.
Sponge exhalent seawater contains a unique chemical profile of dissolved organic matter

Editor rating: 9 / 10

Joseph Pawlik –– The importance of DOM in coral reef ecosystems is just beginning to be appreciated -- this paper is on the leading edge in this research area.
Rhea: a transparent and modular R pipeline for microbial profiling based on 16S rRNA gene amplicons

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Blanca Landa –– The new pipeline will be a valuable tool for people woorking in NGS of 16S amplicons
Comparative analysis of the Rotarix™ vaccine strain and G1P[8] rotaviruses detected before and after vaccine introduction in Belgium

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Paul Tulkens –– Good reviews and to the point.
Culturable bioaerosols along an urban waterfront are primarily associated with coarse particles

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Konstantinos Kormas –– This paper contributes to the rather limited field of culturable airborne microorganisms through a piece of a well performed scientific research.
Seqenv: linking sequences to environments through text mining

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Timothy Read –– Metagenomics is set to become a major cross-disciplinary field. The article brings in a new source of metadata to help understand microbial ecology.

Discussing these articles

@methanoJen @JasonDewees @SoutheastGeobio @mousquemere The photo on the first slide, opposite the Lost City photo, is of an ultrabasic spring at the Voltri Massif in Italy. https://t.co/aHHHd2J7e4

@mason_lab Also a problem for microbiome data! Useful alternatives: https://t.co/tJ2eQwuZeW https://t.co/pvBA5jm9ys https://t.co/OvgkUIB0CL