Editor rating: 7 / 10Maria Rosaria Corbo –– As known, bacterial adherence has a central role in the pathogenesis of oral diseases such as dental caries and periodontal diseases, which are also known as plaque-related diseases. After tooth brushing, the tooth surface is immediately covered with saliva forming an acellular layer known as acquired pellicle that provides receptors for the oral bacteria to adhere and colonize. This is the first study to investigate the effects of PEM and its individual constituent plant extracts towards the adherence of bacteria in single- and dual-species biofilms.
Editor rating: 9 / 10Hauke Smidt –– The method described here allows to probe the metagenomes of low-biomass ecosystems at significantly reduced bias.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Peirong Jiao –– This article provided good reference for the experimental diagnosis of PHEV infection for pig breeding, and promoted its new effective vaccine development.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Melissa Grant –– A robustly designed experiment examining the differences in proteome profile of samples from caries, periodotontits and healthy indiciduals
Editor rating: 7 / 10Budiman Minasny –– microbial diversity
Editor rating: 7 / 10Timothy Read –– This is a further step forward toward industrial use of methogenic bacteria. The methodology and the use of genetic tools in this difficult organism although not novel, will be a useful reference.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Maria Rosaria Corbo –– The paper shows that Vegemite or other yeast extract spreads could provide cheap and readily available sources of nutrient supplementation to increase the efficiency of fermentation in home brewing or other settings.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Siouxsie Wiles –– It describes a new method which should be widely used in the field
Editor rating: 7 / 10Alexander Mikheyev –– It is a bit inconclusive, but deals with important questions in biology.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Tomas Perez-Acle –– This interesting work proposes a combination of experimental procedures and mathematical modeling to provide new ways to manage infectious diseases.
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