December 4, 2018

A short and sweet Digest today. Many preprints, so take them with a grain of salt. Interesting highlights include skin odor and microbiome, plant derived alternative to antibiotics for growth promotion, and host specialization for bee gut symbionts.

General microbiology

Preprint: The genome of the fungal pathogen Verticillium dahliae reveals extensive bacterial to fungal gene transfer – Xiaoqian Shi et al. – bioRxiv

Antibiotic resistance

Preprint: Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Among Gram Negative Bacterial Isolates from Patients in Khartoum State Hospitals – Hana Salaheldin Elbadawi et al. – bioRxiv

Preprint: Linking the Resistome and Plasmidome to the Microbiome – Thibault Stalder et al. – bioRxiv

Human skin microbiome

** Understanding the microbial basis of body odor in pre-pubescent children and teenagers – Tze Hau Lam et al. – Microbiome

Animal experiments

** The chicken gut metagenome and the modulatory effects of plant-derived benzylisoquinoline alkaloids – Peng Huang, Yan Zhang, Kangpeng Xiao & Fan Jiang et al. – Microbiome

Animal microbiome

** Preprint: Genomic changes underlying host specialization in the bee gut symbiont Lactobacillus Firm5 – Kirsten M Ellegaard et al. – bioRxiv

Preprint: Host diet and evolutionary history explain different aspects of gut microbiome diversity among vertebrate clades – Nicholas D Youngblut et al. – bioRxiv

Water and extremophile microbiome

Preprint: Insights from Bacillus anthracis strains isolated from permafrost in the tundra zone of Russia – Vitalii Timofeev et al. – bioRxiv

Phages and viruses

Preprint: Dengue and Chikungunya among Febrile Outpatients in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo: a cross-sectional study – Sam Proesmans et al. – bioRxiv

Preprint: Multidimensional analysis of Gammaherpesvirus RNA expression reveals unexpected heterogeneity of gene expression – Lauren M. Oko et al. – bioRxiv

Scientific communication

Preprint: Cross-Lagged Panel Model in Medical Research: A Cautionary Note – Satoshi Usami et al. – bioRxiv

Preprint: Which author is which? Gender Authorship Position in Aquaculture Literature – Morgan Chow et al. – bioRxiv

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