Microbiology

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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

A novel baculovirus-derived promoter with high activity in the baculovirus expression system

Editor rating: 9 / 10

Christopher Cooper –– Important for development of advanced baculovirus-mediated expression systems, both for people in the immediate field, and users of the technology.
Diversity of Fusarium species isolated from UK forage maize and the population structure of F. graminearum from maize and wheat

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Blanca Landa –– This manuscript has provided relevant information to determine the population structure of F. graminearum from maize and wheat which may have implications for disease management
Optimization of viral resuspension methods for carbon-rich soils along a permafrost thaw gradient

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Budiman Minasny –– Permafrost soil is important
Differences in stability of seed-associated microbial assemblages in response to invasion by phytopathogenic microorganisms

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Blanca Landa –– It provides example of use of traditional and novel technique sto address important biologcal questions that can be extrapolated to many other crops
Characterisation of the human uterine microbiome in non-pregnant women through deep sequencing of the V1-2 region of the 16S rRNA gene

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Offer Erez –– The understanding of the human microbiom in immune privilige sites is important and tyhis manuscript contribute substantially to this field
Porphyrobacter mercurialis sp. nov., isolated from a stadium seat and emended description of the genus Porphyrobacter

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Pankaj Arora –– T
Anvi’o: an advanced analysis and visualization platform for ‘omics data

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Walter 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
The Phanerozoic diversification of silica-cycling testate amoebae and its possible links to changes in terrestrial ecosystems

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Kenneth 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).
Klebsiella pneumoniae subsp. pneumoniae–bacteriophage combination from the caecal effluent of a healthy woman

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Valeria Souza –– The relationship between fages and bacteria is really important to untangle, this is a good step forward.
Elaborate cellulosome architecture of Acetivibrio cellulolyticus revealed by selective screening of cohesin–dockerin interactions

Editor rating: 9 / 10

Guo-Qiang Chen –– Better understanding the cellulose utilization mechanism.

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Viruses that infect bacteria = "bacteriophages" or "phages". Most known phages have a "capsid" & some also have a "tail". The capsid stores their genetic material (DNA or RNA). Phages can be "lytic" or "temperate" https://t.co/ODa5iDkYHp https://t.co/YUsU6hxgpY

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Silica biomineralization in eukaryotes https://t.co/EU5Lb1Y5JB

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