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

Diversity, taxonomic composition, and functional aspects of fungal communities in living, senesced, and fallen leaves at five sites across North America

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Francis Martin –– This study is exploring a poorly investigated field of microbial ecology: the structure of endophytic fungal communities in the leaves of a large set of species in a wide range of biomes.
On the intrinsic sterility of 3D printing

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Arti Ahluwalia –– a topic I have not seen addressed before
Factors influencing infection and transmission of Anopheles gambiae densovirus (AgDNV) in mosquitoes

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Ewa Chrostek –– Anopheles mosquitoes are the deadliest animals on the planet due to their ability to vector malaria. This work is a small but important step towards full understanding of their biology and possible development of methods enabling control of these insects.
Proteogenomic analyses indicate bacterial methylotrophy and archaeal heterotrophy are prevalent below the grass root zone

Editor rating: 7 / 10

A. Murat Eren –– The study combines multiple 'omics techniques (metagenomics, proteomics, and metabolomics) to gain further insights into the carbon cycling in soil.
Analyzing pathogen suppressiveness in bioassays with natural soils using integrative maximum likelihood methods in R

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Blanca Landa –– There is a need for more manuscriot addressing models to answer biological questions
A retrospective study detects a novel variant of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus in England in archived material from the year 2000

Editor rating: 9 / 10

Peirong Jiao –– This paper reported retrospective analysis of archived material from one of the last confirmed cases in England in the year 2000 demonstrated the previous existence of a very diverse PED virus strain. Authors suggested that further investigation of PED archived material from Europe and elsewhere established the degree of heterogeneity of historic PEDV strains and filled sequence data.
In silico study on anti-Chikungunya virus activity of hesperetin

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Michael Buchmeier –– novel approach to Herpes antivirals
A single-nucleotide-polymorphism-based genotyping assay for simultaneous detection of different carbendazim-resistant genotypes in the Fusarium graminearum species complex

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Blanca Landa –– The technique will be very valuable gor farmers
Green synthesis of silver nanoparticles in aloe vera plant extract prepared by a hydrothermal method and their synergistic antibacterial activity

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Maria Rosaria Corbo –– In the world there is a great interest in antimicrobials to avoid the chemical toxicity, therefore the green synthesis of metal nanoparticles proposed in this paper represents a valid alternative in terms of cost-effective and environmental friendly advantage.
VSEARCH: a versatile open source tool for metagenomics

Editor rating: 10 / 10

Tomas Hrbek –– Potential applications span many disparate fields of science.

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At last! VSEARCH is here https://t.co/LerRP1DBVV via @thePeerJ

319 days ago
it is happening, results published in real-time as the science happens https://t.co/UMc036HXSg https://t.co/x89aE9y90H