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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: 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: 9 / 10Luciana Leite –– Multi-omics is a technique that can be applied to several fields.
Editor rating: 10 / 10Fernando Spilki –– This may of interest for those dealing with the epidemiology of rotaviral infections in swine.
Editor rating: 9 / 10Nicholas Loman –– This is a really well worked example of how whole genome sequencing is transforming public health surveillance of infectious diseases.
Editor rating: 9 / 10Joël Mossong –– This is an interesting article on the microbial contamination of an unusual habitat in space, the international space station.
Editor rating: 9 / 10Jie Liu –– This is a hot topic addressing an important question.
Editor rating: 9 / 10Joseph Pawlik –– The importance of DOM in coral reef ecosystems is just beginning to be appreciated -- this paper is on the leading edge in this research area.
Editor rating: 9 / 10Peirong Jiao –– This paper reported retrospective analysis of archived material from one of the last confirmed cases in England in the year 2000 demonstrated the previous existence of a very diverse PED virus strain. Authors suggested that further investigation of PED archived material from Europe and elsewhere established the degree of heterogeneity of historic PEDV strains and filled sequence data.
Editor rating: 10 / 10Tomas Hrbek –– Potential applications span many disparate fields of science.
Editor rating: 9 / 10Hauke Smidt –– The method described here allows to probe the metagenomes of low-biomass ecosystems at significantly reduced bias.
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