April 16, 2021

In today’s digest read about the presence/absence of ACBP orthologues in human gut metagenomes and how the gut microbiome links nutrition with cardiometabolic health, LEGO-based microscope, SIAMCAT for statistical inference of associations between microbial communities and host phenotypes, bacteriophage plaques size tool, and more. Check out a list of awesome webinars and courses. Happy Friday!

OPEN #NSURP2021 CALL for mentors and mentees: The National Summer Undergraduate Research Project – A community-driven initiative to create rewarding remote summer research opportunities for BIPOC and Latinx undergraduate students in the microbial sciences.

Microbiome in the news

*Microbiome research in general and business newspapers: How many microbiome articles are published and which study designs make the news the most? – Andreu Prados-Bo and Gonzalo Casino – PlosOne

General

Prokaryotic taxonomy and nomenclature in the age of big sequence data – Philip Hugenholtz – The ISME Journal

The metabolic network of the last bacterial common ancestor – Joana C. Xavier – Communications Biology

Techniques

*Designing a high-resolution, LEGO-based microscope for an educational setting – Bart Eduard Vos – bioRxiv

Genome-Based Targeted Sequencing as a Reproducible Microbial Community Profiling Assay – Jacquelynn Benjamino – mSphere

Gut microbiome

*Microbial ACBP/DBI-like genes are rare in the human gut microbiome and show no links with obesity – Andrew Maltez Thomas – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

The long-term genetic stability and individual specificity of the human gut microbiome – Lianmin Chen – Cell

Review: Emulating the gut–liver axis: Dissecting the microbiome’s effect on drug metabolism using multiorgan-on-chip models – Mara Lucchetti – Current Opinion in Endocrine and Metabolic Research

Urinary microbiome

The human urobiome – Linda Brubaker – Mammalian Genome

Urinary microbiota of women with recurrent urinary tract infection: collection and culture methods – Baylie R. Hochstedler – International Urogynecology Journal

Vaginal microbiome

Characterization of the first vaginal Lactobacillus crispatus genomes isolated in Brazil – Marcelle Oliveira de Almeida – PeerJ

Comparative Genome Analyses of Lactobacillus crispatus Isolates from Different Ecological Niches Reveal an Adaptation of This Species to the Human Vaginal Environment – Leonardo Mancabelli – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Probiotics

Review: Lacticaseibacillus rhamnosus GR-1, a.k.a. Lactobacillus rhamnosus GR-1: Past and Future Perspectives – Mariya I.Petrova – Trends in Microbiology

Probiotic Lactobacillus sp. Strains Inhibit Growth, Adhesion, Biofilm Formation, and Gene Expression of Bacterial Vaginosis-Inducing Gardnerella vaginalis – Zhixiang Qian – Microorganisms

Oral microbiome

Dental biofilm microbiota dysbiosis is associated with the risk of acute graft-versus-host disease after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation – Vitor Heidrich – medRxiv

Soil microbiome

Shotgun metagenomics reveals distinct functional diversity and metabolic capabilities between 12 000-year-old permafrost and active layers on Muot da Barba Peider (Swiss Alps) – Carla Perez-Mon – Microbial Genomics

Phages and viruses

*Plaque Size Tool: an automated plaque analysis tool for simplifying and standardising bacteriophage plaque morphology measurements – Ellina Trofimova and Paul R Jaschke – bioRxiv

The gut virome of healthy children during the first year of life is diverse and dynamic – Blanca Taboada – PlosOne

Bioinformatics

Taxonomic analysis of metagenomic data with kASA – Silvio Weging – Nucleic Acids Research

*Microbiome meta-analysis and cross-disease comparison enabled by the SIAMCAT machine learning toolbox – Jakob Wirbel – Genome Biology

Review: Integrating pan-genome with metagenome for microbial community profiling – Chaofang Zhong – Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal

Connecting structure to function with the recovery of over 1000 high-quality metagenome-assembled genomes from activated sludge using long-read sequencing – Caitlin M. Singleton – Nature Communications

Evaluation of the effects of library preparation procedure and sample characteristics on the accuracy of metagenomic profiles – Christopher Gaulke – bioRxiv

Democratising deep learning for microscopy with ZeroCostDL4Mic – Lucas von Chamier – Nature Communications

Webinars

Offered talks on Plasmids and Mobile Elements for 2021 – Plasmids around the globe – International Society for Plasmid Biology and Other Mobile Genetic Elements

Spring 2021 Microbiome Informatics webinars – OSU Center of Microbiome Science

EMBARK Spring Webinars – AMR focused webinars – EMBARK project

BISMiS Live – Microbial taxonomy: where are we now and where are we going? Iain Sutcliffe – Bergey’s Intl. Society for Microbial Systematics; registration here

Berkeley Lab Live Science – Exploring Earth – Berkeley Lab – April 23

Conferences

ISAPP 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting – International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics – June 1–2

Courses

Open Online R Stream – Wolfgang Viechtbauer

RaukR: Advanced R for Bioinformatics Summer School – NBIS/SciLifeLab – June 14-24

April 14, 2021

General microbiome

[REVIEW]The microbiome and human cancer – Sepich-Poore et al. – Science

[PERSPECTIVE]A framework for microbiome science in public health – Wilkinson et al. – Nature Medicine

A framework for microbiome science in public health –

Niche and local geography shape the pangenome of wastewater- and livestock-associated Enterobacteriaceae – Shaw et al. – Science Advances

Human gut microbiome

[REVIEW]Immune System, Microbiota, and Microbial Metabolites: The Unresolved Triad in Colorectal Cancer Microenvironment – Hanus et al. – Front. Immunol.

[REVIEW]Microbiome and colorectal cancer: A review of the past, present, and future – Johns & Petrelli – Surgical Oncology

Animal experiments (mouse/rat experiments, chickens/pigs on different diets)

Microbiota-derived short chain fatty acids modulate microglia and promote Aβ plaque deposition – Colombo et al. – eLife

Intestinal microbiota drives cholestasis-induced specific hepatic gene expression patterns – Juanola et al.

Animal microbiome (for animals in the wild)

When your host shuts down: larval diapause impacts host-microbiome interactions in Nasonia vitripennis – Dittmer & Brucker – Microbiome

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Gut microbiota-derived inosine from dietary barley leaf supplementation attenuates colitis through PPARγ signaling activation – Li et al. – Microbiome

Important ecophysiological roles of non-dominant Actinobacteria in plant residue decomposition, especially in less fertile soils – Bao et al. – Microbiome

Rhizosphere community selection reveals bacteria associated with reduced root disease – Yin et al. – Microbiome

Shotgun metagenomics reveals distinct functional diversity and metabolic capabilities between 12 000-year-old permafrost and active layers on Muot da Barba Peider (Swiss Alps) – Perez-Mon – Microbioal Genomics

Water and extremophile microbiome (sea, rivers, lakes, glaciers, permafrost, high-salt)

[PREPRINT]The Polar Night Shift: Annual Dynamics and Drivers of Microbial Community Structure in the Arctic Ocean – Wietz et al. – bioRxiv

Seafloor Incubation Experiment with Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vent Fluid Reveals Effect of Pressure and Lag Time on Autotrophic Microbial Communities – Fortunato et al. – Environmental Microbiology

Plasmids

[PREPRINT]Plasmid fitness costs are caused by specific genetic conflicts – Hall et al. – bioRxiv

Bioinformatics

[PREPRINT]Comprehensive benchmarking of tools to identify phages in metagenomic shotgun sequencing data – Ho, Millard & van Schaik – bioRxiv

April 10, 2021

Have a nice weekend! Today, in this (late) Digest: articles about gut microbiome and COVID19 and neurological disorders, as well as other studies with skin, respiratory and vaginal microbiomes. We have also: wine microbiome, rumen eukaryotome, hydrocarbon degraders, some bioinformatic pipelines and more!

Human and General Microbiome

Faecalibacterium prausnitzii increases following fecal microbiota transplantation in recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection – Olle Björkqvist – PLoS ONE

Comprehensive profiling of the gut microbiota in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease of varying severity – Yu-Chi Chiu –  PLoS ONE

Nutrition and the microbiota post-COVID-19 – G. G. F. Alberca – The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology

Book Chapter: From “Leaky Gut” to Impaired Glia-Neuron Communication in Depression – Leszek Rudzki – Major Depressive Disorder

Skin microbiome of patients with interdigital tinea pedis: Corynebacterium striatum is more abundant in the patients – Mayumi Miyamoto – The Journal of Dermatology 

Selected Clostridia Strains from The Human Microbiota and their Metabolite, Butyrate, Improve Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis – Laura Calvo-Barreiro – Neurotherapeutics

Gut Microbiota Composition and Epigenetic Molecular Changes Connected to the Pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s Disease – Priyanka Nagu – Journal of Molecular Neuroscience 

Global climate change, diet, and the complex relationship between human host and microbiome: Towards an integrated picture – Francesco Catania – BioEssays

Global research trends in the microbiome related to irritable bowel syndrome: A bibliometric and visualized study – Sa’ed H Zyoud – World Journal of Gastroenterology

Coronavirus disease-2019 and the intestinal tract: An overview – Gabriela Gama Freire Alberca – World Journal of Gastroenterology

Comparison of Argentinean microbiota with other geographical populations reveals different taxonomic and functional signatures associated with obesity – Susana A. Pesoa – Scientific Reports 

Six-month follow-up of gut microbiota richness in patients with COVID-19 – Yanfei Chen – Gut (BMJ)

The combined therapy of fecal microbiota transplantation and laxatives for functional constipation in adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials – Fang, Sijia MM – Medicine

Vaginal metabolic profiles during pregnancy: Changes between first and second trimester – Luca Laghi – PLoS ONE

Microbiome profiling of uncinate tissue and nasal polyps in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis using swab and tissue biopsy – Sung-Woo Cho – PLoS ONE

Patient attitudes towards faecal sampling for gut microbiome studies and clinical care reveal positive engagement and room for improvement – Laura A. Bolte – PLoS ONE

Microbes in the Media

Microbiome research in general and business newspapers: How many microbiome articles are published and which study designs make the news the most? – Andreu Prados-Bo – PLoS ONE

Food Microbiome

Minireview: The ecology of wine fermentation: a model for the study of complex microbial ecosystems – CG Conacher – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Animal Microbiome

The rumen eukaryotome is a source of novel antimicrobial peptides with therapeutic potential – Lucy A. Onime – BMC Microbiology

The skin microbiota in equine pastern dermatitis: a case-control study of horses in Switzerland – Sarah Kaiser‐Thom – Veterinary Dermatology

Association between aging-dependent gut microbiome dysbiosis and dry eye severity in C57BL/6 male mouse model: a pilot study – Chang Ho Yoon – BMC Microbiology

Environmental Microbiome

Black Yeast Genomes Assembled from Plastic Fabric Metagenomes Reveal an Abundance of Hydrocarbon Degradation Genes – Osman Radwan – Microbiology Resource Annoucements

Effects of supplemental feeding on the fecal bacterial communities of Rocky Mountain elk in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem – Claire E. Couch – PLoS ONE

Bioinformatics

A community-supported metaproteomic pipeline for improving peptide identifications in hydrothermal vent microbiota – Yafei Chang – Briefings in Bioinformatics

DisBalance: a platform to automatically build balance-based disease prediction models and discover microbial biomarkers from microbiome data – Fenglong Yang – Briefings in Bioinformatics

Review: Metagenomic Data Assembly – The Way of Decoding Unknown Microorganisms – Alla L. Lapidus – Frontiers in Microbiology

Built Environments

Analyzing indoor mycobiomes through a large-scale citizen science study in Norway – Sarah Kaiser‐Thom – Veterinary Dermatology

Forensic Microbiomes

Review: Microbiomes in forensic botany: a review – Sarah Ishak – Forensic Science, Medicine and Pathology 

Other papers

Untargeted Stable Isotope Probing of the Gut Microbiota Metabolome Using 13 C-Labeled Dietary Fibers – Pan Deng – Journal of Proteome Research

Metaproteomic sample preparation methods bias the recovery of host and microbial proteins according to taxa and cellular compartment – Patrick G.Gavin – Journal of Proteomics

April 07, 2021

General microbiome

Primate phageomes are structured by superhost phylogeny and environment – Gogarten et al. – PNAS

Fungal‐induced glycolysis in macrophages promotes colon cancer by enhancing innate lymphoid cell secretion of IL‐22 – Zhu et al. – The EMBO Journal

A method for detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in healthy human stool: a validation study – Coryell et al. – The Lancet Microbe

The Ocular Microbiome and Microbiota and their Effects on Ocular Surface Pathophysiology and Disorders – Aragona et al. – Survey of Ophthalmology

Human oral microbiome

Multi-dimensional study of the oral microbiome, metabolite, and immunologic environment in peanut allergy – Ho et al. – Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Human skin microbiome

Temporal Variation in Staphylococcus aureus Protein A Genotypes from Nose and Skin in Atopic Dermatitis Patients – van Mierlo et al. – Dermatology

Sex‐Based Differences in Fecal Short‐Chain Fatty Acid and Gut Microbiota in Irritable Bowel Syndrome Patients – Sun et al. – Journal of Digestive Diseases

Human gut microbiome

[REVIEW]Ecological and evolutionary responses to antibiotic treatment in the human gut microbiota – Pennycook & Scanlan – FEMS Microbiology Reviews

Animal microbiome (for animals in the wild)

The Fecal and Serum Metabolomics of Giant Pandas Based on Untargeted Metabolomics – Yang et al. – Zoological Scienc

Microbes in space

Astrobiology of life on Earth – Hallsworth et al. – Environmental Microbiology
Mars’ surface is not universally biocidal – Hallsworth – Environmental Microbiology

Bioinformatics

Draft Genome Sequences and Antimicrobial Profiles of Three Staphylococcus epidermidis Strains from Neonatal Blood Samples – Afeke et al. – Microbiology Resource Announcements

CoCoNet: An Efficient Deep Learning Tool for Viral Metagenome Binning – Arisdakessian et al. – Bioinformatics

Techniques

Rank normalization empowers a t-test for microbiome differential abundance analysis while controlling for false discoveries – Davis, Huang & Wang – Briefings in Bioinformatics

Discovering multiple types of DNA methylation from bacteria and microbiome using nanopore sequencing – Tourancheau et al. – Nature Methods

April 6, 2021

Human gut microbiome

Thousands of previously unknown phages discovered in whole-community human gut metagenomes – Benler et al. – Microbiome

*Elevated rates of horizontal gene transfer in the industrialized human microbiome – Groussin et al. – Cell

Animal microbiome

Combined effects of composting and antibiotic administration on cattle manure–borne antibiotic resistance genes – Keenum et al. – Microbiome

Swine growth promotion with antibiotics or alternatives can increase antibiotic resistance gene mobility potential – Muurinen et al. – Scientific Reports

Methods

Using high-abundance proteins as guides for fast and effective peptide/protein identification from human gut metaproteomic data – Stamboulian et al. – Microbiome

High throughput sequencing provides exact genomic locations of inducible prophages and accurate phage-to-host ratios in gut microbial strains – Zünd et al. – Microbiome

A comprehensive metagenomics framework to characterize organisms relevant for planetary protection – Danko et al. – Microbiome

April 3, 2021

Have a nice weekend! Today we want to highlight a new podcast about Microbiome and Health, available in Spotify. We also have today a set of studies, covering aspects of the urinary microbiome, drug-microbiome dynamics, and cancer microbiota.

Microbes in the Media

Biomes Podcast with Dr. Ruairi Robertson (Available in Spotify)

Human and General Microbiome

Microbiome and Metabolome Analyses Reveal Novel Interplay Between the Skin Microbiota and Plasma Metabolites in Psoriasis – Dongmei Chen – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microreview: Organ-on-chip to investigate host-pathogens interactions – Thomas Feaugas – Cellular Microbiology

Investigating colonization patterns of the infant gut microbiome during the introduction of solid food and weaning from breastmilk: A cohort study protocol – Sara Dizzell – PLoS One

Urinary Microbiota; Which Non-Invasive Urine Collection Method Should We Use? – Muhammed Selcuk Ozer – IJCP

A specific association between laxative misuse and suicidal behaviours in patients with anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa – Aiste Lengvenyte – Eating and Weight Disorders – Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity

Bile Microbiota in Liver Transplantation: Proof of Concept Using Gene Amplification in a Heterogeneous Clinical Scenario – Francesco D’Amico – Frontiers in Surgery

The Unique Impact of COVID-19 on Human Gut Microbiome Research – Ella Burchill – Frontiers in Medicine

Modeling of Urinary Microbiota Associated With Cystitis – Marina Ceprnja – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

Identification of Microbiome Etiology Associated With Drug Resistance in Pleural Empyema – Zhaoyan Chen – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

Analysis of Gut Microbiome Using Explainable Machine Learning Predicts Risk of Diarrhea Associated With Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor Neratinib: A Pilot Study – Chi Wah Wong – Frontiers in Oncology 

Antitumor efficacy of a neoantigen cancer vaccine delivered by electroporation is influenced by microbiota composition – Lucia Lione – OncoImmunology 

Associations between dysbiosis-inducing drugs, overall survival and tumor response in patients treated with immune checkpoint inhibitors – Louis Gaucher – Therapeutic Advances in Medical Oncology

The Hygiene Hypothesis – Learning From but Not Living in the Past – Petra I. Pfefferle – Frontiers in Immunology

Strength Exercise Confers Protection in Central Nervous System Autoimmunity by Altering the Gut Microbiota – Hao Chen – Frontiers in Immunology

Beneficial Microbes and Compounds

Enrichment of Food With Tannin Extracts Promotes Healthy Changes in the Human Gut Microbiota – Silvia Molino – Frontiers in Microbiology

Bifidobacterium Lactis Probio-M8 regulates gut microbiota to alleviate Alzheimer’s disease in the APP/PS1 mouse model – Jianing Cao – European Journal of Nutrition 

Animal Microbiome

Re-Analysis of 16S rRNA Gene Sequence Data Sets Uncovers Disparate Laboratory-Specific Microbiomes Associated with the Yellow Fever Mosquito (Aedes aegypti) – Jonas Frankel-Bricker – Microbial Ecology 

FOXO regulates the expression of antimicrobial peptides and promotes phagocytosis of hemocytes in shrimp antibacterial immunity – Cang Li – PLoS Pathogens

Environmental Microbiome

Microbial characteristics response to the soil quality of newly created farmland on the Loess Plateau – Chen Xu – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Bioinformatics

Human microbiome privacy risks associated with summary statistics – Jae-Chang Cho – PLoS One

ResistoXplorer: a web-based tool for visual, statistical and exploratory data analysis of resistome data – Achal Dhariwal – NAR Genomics and Bioinformatics

April 2, 2021

Good morning and happy Friday!

In my last blog post I requested reader contributions and many of you reached out! Below are some of the highlights which include a commentary on phylogenetic core groups, a preprint on viral RNA methylation in Wolbachia, a database for the murine oral bacterial community, and a research article on fungal modification in the leaf-cutter ant fungal garden ecosystem.

Events and jobs

Biological Sciences Laboratory Instructor Position at Smith College in Northampton, MA

General microbiome

***Commentary: Phylogenetic Core Groups: a promising concept in search of a consistent methodological framework – Pascual-García – Microbiome

Animal microbiome

***Preprint: Differential viral RNA methylation contributes to pathogen blocking in Wolbachia-colonized arthropod – Bhattacharya et al. – bioRxiv

Preprint: Isolation and characterization of a novel Wolbachia bacteriophage from Allonemobius socius crickets in Missouri – Fischer et al. – bioRxiv

***From plants to ants: Fungal modification of leaf lipids for nutrition and communication in the leaf-cutter ant fungal garden ecosystem – Khadempour et al. – mSystems

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Preprint: Experimental evolution-driven identification of Arabidopsis rhizosphere competence genes in Pseudomonas protegens – Zhang et al. – bioRxiv

Built environment

Metagenomic profile of microbial communities in a drinking water storage tank sediment after sequential exposure to monochloramine, free chlorine, and monochloramine – Gomez-Alvarez et al. – ACS EST Water

Bioinformatics

***A 16S rRNA gene and draft genome database for the murine oral bacterial community – Joesph et al. – mSystems

April 1, 2021

General microbiome

Viral genomic, metagenomic and human transcriptomic characterization and prediction of the clinical forms of COVID-19 – Rodrigez et al. – PLOS Pathogens

A multiomics approach to identify host-microbe alterations associated with infection severity in diabetic foot infections: a pilot study – Radzieta – et al. – NPJ Biofilms and Microbiomes

Pregnancy and early life

Interactions between gut microbiota and metabolites modulate cytokine network imbalances in women with unexplained miscarriage – Liu et al. – NPJ Biofilms and Microbiomes

Developmental trajectory of the healthy human gut microbiota during the first 5 years of life – Roswall et al. – Cell Host & Microbiome

Human gut microbiome

Compositional change of gut microbiome and osteocalcin expressing endothelial progenitor cells in patients with coronary artery disease – Toya et al. – PLOS One

Stool metabolome-microbiota evaluation among children and adolescents with obesity, overweight, and normal-weight using 1H NMR and 16S rRNA gene profiling – Jaimes et al. – PLOS One

Gut dysbiosis and mortality in hemodialysis patients – Lin et al. – NPJ Biofilms and Microbiomes

[REVIEW]The Interplay between Diet, Gut Microbes, and Host Epigenetics in Health and Disease – Shock et al. – The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry

[REVIEW]Circadian rhythms and the gut microbiome synchronize the host’s metabolic response to diet – Lopez et al. – Cell Metabolism

Animal experiments (mouse/rat experiments, chickens/pigs on different diets)

Meta-analysis identifies the effect of dietary multi-enzyme supplementation on gut health of pigs – Ramani et al. – Scientific Reports

Silicon-containing water intake confers antioxidant effect, gastrointestinal protection, and gut microbiota modulation in the rodents – Wu et al. – PLOS One

Animal microbiome (for animals in the wild)

[PREPRINT]16S rRNA Amplicon Sequencing of Bagworm Metisa plana Walker (Lepidoptera: Psychidae) – Ting et al. – bioRxiv

Water and extremophile microbiome (sea, rivers, lakes, glaciers, permafrost, high-salt)

Metagenomic analysis exploring taxonomic and functional diversity of bacterial communities of a Himalayan urban fresh water lake – Ahmad et al. – PLOS One

Geochemical and metagenomics study of a metal-rich, green-turquoise-coloured stream in the southern Swiss Alps – Buetti-Dinh – PLOS One

Phages and viruses

[REVIEW]The human virome: assembly, composition and host interactions – Liang & Bushman – Nature Reviews Microbiology

[PREPRINT]Diverse viruses carrying genes for microbial extremotolerance in the Atacama Desert hyperarid soil – Hwang et al. – bioRxiv

Bioinformatics

MCPdb: The bacterial microcompartment database – Ochoa et al. – PLOS One
[Twitter]97% identity cutoff applied on humans and related species – Matthew Hahn

Techniques

Single strain control of microbial consortia – Fedorec et al. – Nature Communications

Microbes and Art

A Cultural Triumph: Microbiology Student Makes A Petri Dish Masterpiece – McCammon – npr

March 31, 2021

Pregnancy and early life

Characterization of antimicrobial-resistant Gram-negative bacteria that cause neonatal sepsis in seven low- and middle-income countries – Sands et al. – Nature Microbiology

Human gut microbiome

The Gut Microbiome Is Altered in Postmenopausal Women With Osteoporosis and Osteopenia – Rettedal at al. – JBMR Plus
[Review]Ageing of the gut microbiome: potential influences on immune senescence and inflammageing – Conway & Duggal – Ageing Research Reviews

Human esophageal microbiome

Esophageal microbiome in active eosinophilic esophagitis and changes induced by different therapies – Laserna-Mendieta et al. – Scientific Reports

Animal experiments (mouse/rat experiments, chickens/pigs on different diets)

[PREPRINT]Establishment and Resilience of Transplanted Gut Microbiota in Aged Mice – Wang et al. – bioRxiv

Animal microbiome (for animals in the wild)

Termites Are Associated with External Species-Specific Bacterial Communities – Soukup et al. – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Assessment of fungal diversity in soil rhizosphere associated with Rhazya stricta and some desert plants using metagenomics – Noor et al. – Archives of Microbiology

The temperature sensitivity of soil: microbial biodiversity, growth, and carbon mineralization – Wang et al. – The ISME Journal

Water and extremophile microbiome (sea, rivers, lakes, glaciers, permafrost, high-salt)

Recovery of freshwater microbial communities after extreme rain events is mediated by cyclic succession – Shabarova et al. – Nature Microbiology

Techniques

Reduced metagenome sequencing for strain-resolution taxonomic profiles – Snipen et al. – Microbiome

March 30, 2021

Good morning!

Today’s digest is fairly light, with just a few preprints, so I’d like to do something a bit different today! If you have a recent microbiome-related publication (or have read one that’s particularly exciting) send me a direct message on Twitter (@KaraAnnTinker) or comment on this blog post. If it hasn’t been included on the blog yet, I’ll either update today’s post or cover it on my next blog post later this week.

General microbiome

Preprint: Sulfate adenylyl transferase kinetics and mechanisms of metabolic inhibitors of microbial sulfate respiration – Carlson et al. – bioRxiv

Preprint: Paraburkholderia edwinii protects Aspergillus sp. from phenazines by acting as a toxin sponge – Dahlstrom and Newman – bioRxiv

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Preprint: Strain diversity of plant-associated Lactiplantibacillus plantarum – Yu et al. – bioRxiv

Water and extremophile microbiome

Preprint: Microbial helpers allow cyanobacteria to thrive in ferruginous waters – Szeinbaum et al. – bioRxiv