Microbiology

Transcriptomic evidence for involvement of reactive oxygen species in Rhizoctonia solani AG1 IA sclerotia maturation

Section Editor rating: 8 / 10

Siouxsie Wiles –– Sounds like a really interesting study to those working on plant fungal pathogens.
Epidemiology of Haemophilus parasuis isolates from pigs in China using serotyping, antimicrobial susceptibility, biofilm formation and ERIC-PCR genotyping

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Sheng Chen –– Haemophilus parasuis is a very important pathogen in animals. More studies should be encouraged in this field.
Multi-omic profiling to assess the effect of iron starvation in Streptococcus pneumoniae TIGR4

Editor rating: 9 / 10

Luciana Leite –– Multi-omics is a technique that can be applied to several fields.
Porcine rotavirus C in pigs with gastroenteritis on Thai swine farms, 2011–2016

Section Editor rating: 8 / 10

Valeria Souza –– Swine rotavirus could be a reservoir for human rotavirus, to understand how those virus evolve is extremely relevant for human health.
Effects of tobacco smoke and electronic cigarette vapor exposure on the oral and gut microbiota in humans: a pilot study

Section Editor rating: 8 / 10

Valeria Souza –– electronic cigarette is a new trendy substitution to normal cigarettes, albeit, they do have an effect on the microbiome of their users. This open the door to do more research on this relevant topic of human health.
Molecular and serological dynamics of Chlamydia pecorum infection in a longitudinal study of prime lamb production

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Joseph Gillespie –– It is important for the agricultural industry and the knowledge base for C. percorum infection dynamics
Translating genomics into practice for real-time surveillance and response to carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae: evidence from a complex multi-institutional KPC outbreak

Editor rating: 9 / 10

Nicholas Loman –– This is a really well worked example of how whole genome sequencing is transforming public health surveillance of infectious diseases.
Evaluating the role of wild songbirds or rodents in spreading avian influenza virus across an agricultural landscape

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Peirong Jiao –– Wild songbirds or rodents play a key role in spreading avian influenza virus across an agricultural landscape.
A microbial survey of the International Space Station (ISS)

Editor rating: 9 / 10

Joël Mossong –– This is an interesting article on the microbial contamination of an unusual habitat in space, the international space station.
Gene and genome-centric analyses of koala and wombat fecal microbiomes point to metabolic specialization for Eucalyptus digestion

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Peter Prentis –– This article is the first comparative analysis of marsupial microbiomes.

Discussing these articles

53 days ago
Does smoking affect your microbiome? An article I handled as editor has been published today @thePeerJ https://t.co/xVtTZHW3oH #Microbiology #MolecularBiology

Our new article in @thePeerJ https://t.co/iDduBY0hU7 #Microbiology #VeterinaryMedicine #chlamydia @AdamPolkinghorn @timms_peter

170 days ago
Our paper on WGS to inform the public health response to a complex state-wide KPC outbreak in @thePeerJ https://t.co/AGHHHEJcCz with @BenjaminHowden @tstinear @torstenseemann and many others

191 days ago
New veterinary medicine article: Avian Influenza, songbirds, and rodents https://t.co/WCB6VmNRJz via @thePeerJ

A microbial survey of the ISS. https://t.co/DMdgTYuwLi via @thePeerJ

218 days ago
Doing our bit to fill the knowledge gap on iconic Australian marsupials @thePeerJ https://t.co/GSQMAk2Hfu #Genomics #Microbiology

New study compares gut bacteria of vapers, non- smokers and tobacco smokers
https://www.news-medical.net/news/20180430/New-study-compares-gut-bacteria-of-vapers-non-smokers-and-tobacco-smokers.aspx

Vapers and non-smokers have the same flourishing gut flora
https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-04-vapers-non-smokers-flourishing-gut-flora.html

JAMA News: "Songbirds, rodents not likely vectors in avian influenza outbreak"
https://www.avma.org/News/JAVMANews/Pages/180301q.aspx

Popular Science: "Scientists are trying to figure out which bacteria have colonized our space station"
https://www.popsci.com/ISS-microbiome

The space station is about as sanitary as your run-of-the-mill bachelor pad
https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/space-station-is-chock-full-of-germs/

The International Space Station is super germy
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2017/12/05/the-international-space-station-is-super-germy/

The International Space Station is swarming with bacteria
https://cosmosmagazine.com/biology/the-international-space-station-is-swarming-with-bacteria

Just Like Home: Space Station Has Same Microbes As Your House
https://www.space.com/38980-space-station-bacteria-similar-human-homes-study.html

The ISS Bacterial Community Resembles What You'd Find in Your Home
https://www.seeker.com/space/the-iss-bacterial-community-resembles-what-youd-find-in-your-home

International Space Station colonised by mysterious bugs – including ‘alien’ bacteria
http://metro.co.uk/2017/12/05/international-space-station-colonised-mysterious-bugs-including-alien-bacteria-7134669/