Microbiology

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Editors can now comment on articles published in PeerJ and elsewhere.

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

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.
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.

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