January 2nd, 2019

Happy New Year Everyone! Some cool new papers for the digest including multiple diet studies!

General Microbiome

Cultivated human vaginal microbiome communities impact Zika and Herpes Simplex Virus replication in ex vivo vaginal mucosal cultures – Megan H Amerson-Brown – Frontiers in Microbiology

Human gut Microbiome

In vivo screening of multiple bacterial strains identifies Lactobacillus rhamnosus Lb102 and Bifidobacterium animalis ssp. lactis Bf141 as probiotics that improve metabolic disorders in a mouse model of obesity – Le Barz M – FASEB Journal

Protective effects of Bacillus probiotics against high-fat diet-induced metabolic disorders in mice. – Kim B – PLoS One

NLRP1 restricts butyrate producing commensals to exacerbate inflammatory bowel disease. – Tye H – Nature Communications

Human Pregnancy Microbiome

Characterizing the Subgingival Microbiome of Pregnant African American Women. – Yang I – J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs

Animal experiments 

A Gut Commensal Bacterium Promotes Mosquito Permissiveness to Arboviruses. – Wu P – Cell Host Microbe

Plant, root, and soil Microbiome

Specific recruitment of soil bacteria and fungi decomposers following a biostimulant application increased crop residues mineralization. – Hellequin E – PLoS One

Mangrove facies drives resistance and resilience of sediment microbes exposed to anthropic disturbance – C Capdeville – Frontiers in Microbiology



Galaxy mothur Toolset (GmT): a user-friendly application for 16S rRNA gene sequencing analysis using mothur – Hiltemann SD – Gigascience

iVikodak–a platform and standard workflow for inferring, analyzing, comparing, and visualizing the functional potential of microbial communities – S Nagpal -Frontiers in Microbiology

Swathi’s non-microbiology picks

Issac Asimov on his predictions for 2019 – Issac Asimov



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