Today’s digest is full of exciting papers and a great think piece on the questionable research practices.
REVIEW:The impact of human activities and lifestyles on the interlinked microbiota and health of humans and of ecosystems. Flandroy L. Science of The Total Environment
REVIEW: Designer microbiomes for environmental, energy and health biotechnology. Strous M. Current Opinion in Microbiology
Microbiome and atrial fibrillation. Mishima RS. International Journal of Cardiology
In vitro digestibility and prebiotic potential of curdlan (1 → 3)-β-d-glucan oligosaccharides in Lactobacillus species. Shi Y. Carbohydrate Polymers
No appendix necessary: Fecal transplants and antibiotics can resolve Clostridium difficile infection. Joshi T. Journal of Theoretical Biology.
Plant, Soil, and Water Microbiome
Biogeography and ecological processes affecting root-associated bacterial communities in soybean fields across China. Zhang B. Science of The Total Environment
Shift in the microbial community composition of surface water and sediment along an urban river. Wang L. Science of The Total Environment
REVIEW:Veterinary antibiotics (VAs) contamination as a global agro-ecological issue: A critical view. Kuppusamy S. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment
Rubber plantation ageing controls soil biodiversity after land conversion from cassava. Peerawat M. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment
Animal Experiment and Microbiome
Gut microbiota modulates alcohol withdrawal-induced anxiety in mice. Xiao HW. Toxicology Letters
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