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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
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.
Editor rating: 9 / 10Christopher Cooper –– Important for development of advanced baculovirus-mediated expression systems, both for people in the immediate field, and users of the technology.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Ana Grande-Pérez –– It increases the current knowledge on the relation between viral RNA and linked VPg protein and to the field of viral replication
Editor rating: 7 / 10Blanca Landa –– Organic production is its initial stage sin China and this mansucript can provide information on the advantae and changes of organic vs conventioal production
Editor rating: 8 / 10Blanca Landa –– This manuscript has provided relevant information to determine the population structure of F. graminearum from maize and wheat which may have implications for disease management
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