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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
Section Editor rating: 8 / 10Siouxsie Wiles –– This is a really neat study, looking at antibiotic-resistant bacteria in damselfly poo as a potential means of identifying what resistant-bacteria are present in the wider environment. I would love to see them extend the study to look at genomic analyses rather than being limited to what they could grow on selective agar.
Section Editor rating: 6 / 10Valeria Souza –– It is very important to understand that increase stresses over bacteria increase the probability of SOS repair response and increase levels of HGT, hence resistance.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Carlos Conte-Junior –– This article is relevant to food science and technology.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Jürg Bähler –– Candida biofilm formation is a fascinating biological process and has medical implications.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Kate Bishop –– The acquisition of viral genes by hosts to use as anti-viral proteins is interesting and this adds to our knowledge of such mechanisms.
Editor rating: 6 / 10Timothy Scheibe –– This paper will introduce those interested in water quality issues to a specific machine-learning approach to modeling species niches and biodiversity (Maxent), and as such could appeal to a cross-disciplinary audience. I did not give a higher rating as the paper advances the field of water quality fecal indicators only incrementally as a proof-of-principle.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Paul Tulkens –– Although Elizabethkingia may seem as a rather rare organism in terms fo human pathology, the study illustrates well the various mechanisms of resistance to a important fluoroquinolone and will be of interest to many investigators of antibacterial resistance and to clinicians using ciprofloxacin or other fluoroquinolones.
Section Editor rating: 6 / 10Valeria Souza –– The fine details of the differences between these two lineages have been a source of discussion for a long time, this study seems to resolve the problem in a very nice way.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Konstantinos Kormas –– A very good effort on putting together and analysing shrimp gut microbiota.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Maria Cristina Albertini –– I believe that prebiotics may have an important influence of immune response. More information are needed on intestinal barrier functions and this paper can be of support.
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