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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: 8 / 10Budiman Minasny –– Permafrost soil is important
Editor rating: 8 / 10Blanca Landa –– It provides example of use of traditional and novel technique sto address important biologcal questions that can be extrapolated to many other crops
Editor rating: 8 / 10Offer Erez –– The understanding of the human microbiom in immune privilige sites is important and tyhis manuscript contribute substantially to this field
Editor rating: 8 / 10Pankaj Arora –– T
Editor rating: 8 / 10Walter van Gulik –– In this paper a powerful open source platform is described to perform in depth analysis of large omics datasets, without requirement of extensive bioinformatics skills
Editor rating: 8 / 10Kenneth De Baets –– It show how individual observations (e.g., kleptosquamy in amoebozoa) might have large effect on ancestral state reconstructions. The latter are key to date the diversification of these amoeboza with Si test and their link with rise of terrestrial ecosystems and the Si cycle. This has the potential to be of interest for various fields in biology, paleontology and beyond (geology).
Editor rating: 8 / 10Valeria Souza –– The relationship between fages and bacteria is really important to untangle, this is a good step forward.
Editor rating: 9 / 10Guo-Qiang Chen –– Better understanding the cellulose utilization mechanism.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Stuart Pimm –– An important connection between terrestrial pollution and the harm it does to marine species.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Jonathan Eisen –– I find it uncomfortable answering these questions. I think the paper should be judged by the community after it is published.
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