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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.
Editor rating: 9 / 10Lesley Hoyles –– Highlights the need for careful analyses of metagenomic data when looking at closely related bacteria, and proposes a way of dealing with this. Applicable to metagenomic studies across a range of ecological niches.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Konstantinos Kormas –– A very good effort on putting together and analysing shrimp gut microbiota.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Carlos Conte-Junior –– This paper is very relevant in food microbiology.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Daniel Lahr –– This article attempts to retrace the complex history of re-construction of the photosynthetic pathway in organisms that went through serial endosymbiosis. It is likely to be relevant to biologists working on evolution, endosymbiosis and lateral gene transfer, thus making it a broadly interesting paper.
Section Editor rating: 8 / 10Siouxsie Wiles –– Sounds like a really interesting study to those working on plant fungal pathogens.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Sheng Chen –– Haemophilus parasuis is a very important pathogen in animals. More studies should be encouraged in this field.
Editor rating: 9 / 10Luciana Leite –– Multi-omics is a technique that can be applied to several fields.
Section Editor rating: 8 / 10Valeria Souza –– Swine rotavirus could be a reservoir for human rotavirus, to understand how those virus evolve is extremely relevant for human health.
Section Editor rating: 8 / 10Valeria 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.
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