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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 / 10Ana Grande-Pérez –– An example of a new virus that, despite existing in high frequency in a major crop, has now been revealed thanks to high-performance sequencing technology. Named as yellow garlic mosaic virus (GYMaV) it belongs to a new putative genus of the family Betaflexiviridae (order Tymovirals). Its replicase relates it to the ring-spot virus of African palm oil (genus Robigovirus) and the potato virus T (genus Tepovirus) and its capsid protein with the genus Foveavirus. A virus to look for in future surveys of pathogens in crops.
Section Editor rating: 6 / 10Valeria Souza –– the methodology is important for bioinformatics in comparative genomics
Section Editor rating: 6 / 10Valeria Souza –– This is a nice study of comparative genomics in an important microbe (can cause lepra and tuberculosis) in strains that are resistant to heavy metals and antibiotics, showing the genetic basis of such resistance.
Section Editor rating: 7 / 10Valeria Souza –– I believe that the energy metabolism of this important component of the plancton is key for the earth C budget.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Laura Maggi –– The paper is focused on relevant topic in the field of gut-brain axis and of drug development.
Section Editor rating: 6 / 10Valeria Souza –– The relationship between parasites and microbes should be of great importance not only for medicine but also from the point of view of evolution of the microbiome since most of our history as homo these two components have coexisted in out gut
Editor rating: 8 / 10Monika Mortimer –– The study, conducted over a span of six years, provides agriculturally relevant information about the effects of field-applied biochar, compared to traditional fertilization management, on soil structure and fugal communities.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Chris Yeager –– A nice addition to the eco-taxonomic assessment of cyanobacteria inhabiting biological soil crusts.
Section Editor rating: 6 / 10Valeria Souza –– This is a very important issue for the carbon budget on the planet, and the work is good
Editor rating: 7 / 10Scott Wallen –– The bacterial communities and their distributions are critical for understanding the efficacy of this system and the results presented give the first data on this for the GSAP Microflush toilet.
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