Microbiology

Shiftwork, functional bowel symptoms, and the microbiome
Rogerio Sotelo-Mundo –– Shift work, extended labour are tolling in factories and to the health personnel during the pandemic. This interesting work addressed the changes in microbiota due to this alteration in the normal rest and sleep patterns. Shift work appears to have a larger impact on microbiota diversity in persons with irritable bowel syndrome.
Molecular evidence for cross boundary spread of Salmonella spp. in meat sold at retail markets in the middle Mekong basin area
Charles Okpala –– The manuscript provides important information regarding the epidemiology of Salmonella spp. in meat markets.
Natural resources to control COVID-19: could lactoferrin amend SARS-CoV-2 infectivity?
Joanna Moraczewska –– Interesting topic. Reviewing the current knowledge about lactoferrin can be helpful in the coronavirus battle.
The effects of vegetable pickling conditions on the dynamics of microbiota and metabolites
Charles Okpala –– This work provides useful information about essential amino acid production, together with valuable information on pretreatment and salt stock preparation under vegetable pickling conditions.
A total of 219 metagenome-assembled genomes of microorganisms from Icelandic marine waters
Michael Rappe –– The data from this study will find immediate use among the scientific community.
Depression of the soil arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal community by the canopy gaps in a Japanese cedar (Cryptomeria japonica) plantation on Lushan Mountain, subtropical China
Carlos Zuniga-Gonzalez –– This study is a contribution to understand the "Depression of the soil arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal community by the canopy gaps in a Japanese cedar (Cryptomeria japonica) plantation on Lushan Mountain, subtropical China".
A psychrometric model to assess the biological decay of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in aerosols
Todd Anderson –– Given the current pandemic, this research should have wide appeal.
Genome-wide comparison of four MRSA clinical isolates from Germany and Hungary
Jesús Campos-García –– The manuscript is relevant because comparative genomics provide more information on the virulence genes and antibiotic resistance gene contents that are related with the drugs resistance, particularly contribute to the whole genomics heritage for MRSA strains.
Polylactic acid as a suitable material for 3D printing of protective masks in times of COVID-19 pandemic
Sanket Joshi –– Authors reported an interesting applications of Polylactic acid (PLA) as a suitable material for the 3D printing of protective masks, meant to be used during this ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Upper-room ultraviolet air disinfection might help to reduce COVID-19 transmission in buildings: a feasibility study
Todd Anderson –– Clearly, a very timely manuscript.
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Cannabinoids from inflorescences fractions of Trema orientalis (L.) Blume (Cannabaceae) against human pathogenic bacteria https://t.co/2JLE72crcd @thePeerJ https://t.co/AEE16lP8XE

Response of Escherichia coli minimal ter operon to UVC and auto-aggregation: pilot study https://t.co/MUtluWHbjq @thePeerJ https://t.co/TznaHUSjob

Our latest article already published in @thePeerJ / @PeerJLife: "Eating habits, lifestyle behaviors and stress during the COVID-19 pandemic quarantine among Peruvian adults" Link: https://t.co/TEQZ7mYPNI #Epidemiology #COVID19 #Nutrition #PsychiatryandPsychology #PublicHealth https://t.co/CxuTnRvN7Y

New paper that came about from an @emory synergy award, with Ann Rogers, Yi-Juan Hu,@rpetit3, @emily_wissel . Shiftwork, IBS and the microbiome. https://t.co/8rh2ukG55l

A review of #sourdough starters: #ecology, practices, and sensory quality with applications for #baking and recommendations for future research Read the @PeerJLife article https://t.co/CQwCOuxaFi @VTFoodStudies https://t.co/YNxmALZEha

Media exposure predicts acute stress and probable acute stress disorder during the early COVID-19 outbreak in China https://t.co/eJha14tvDB @thePeerJ

From long-term agricultural experiment: Type of organic fertilizer rather than organic amendment per se increases abundance of soil biota. With Maria Viketoft & Laura Riggi leading https://t.co/wThzQKCrPz https://t.co/TzrQPyWJf7