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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 / 10Michael Buchmeier –– novel approach to Herpes antivirals
Editor rating: 7 / 10Blanca Landa –– The technique will be very valuable gor farmers
Editor rating: 8 / 10Maria 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.
Editor rating: 10 / 10Tomas Hrbek –– Potential applications span many disparate fields of science.
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.