February 5th, 2019

Today’s digest includes some new bioinformatics techniques to study the microbiome and some more cool papers about diet and the microbiome.

General Microbiome

Experimental evolution reveals microbial traits for association with the host gut. – Vega NM – PLoS Biology

Human gut Microbiome

The intestinal microbiota predisposes to traveler’s diarrhea and to the carriage of multidrug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae after traveling to tropical regions. – Leo S – Gut Microbes

Antibiotic Treatment Drives the Diversification of the Human Gut Resistome – Jun Li – bioRxiv

Human Pregnancy/Infant Microbiome

Effect of Delivery Mode and Nutrition on Gut Microbiota in Neonates. – Akagawa S – Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism

Trait-based community assembly and succession of the infant gut microbiome – John Guittar – Nature Communications

Animal experiments

Modulation of Gut Microbiota Composition by Serotonin Signaling Influences Intestinal Immune Response and Susceptibility to Colitis. – Kwon YH – Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Plant, root, water and soil Microbiome

Marine biofilms constitute a bank of hidden microbial diversity and functional potential – Weipeng Zhang – Nature Communications

Combined metabarcoding and co-occurrence network analysis to profile the bacterial, fungal and Fusarium communities and their interactions in maize stalks – Jose F. Cobo-Diaz – Frontiers in Microbiology



Utilizing longitudinal microbiome taxonomic profiles to predict food allergy via Long Short-Term Memory networks. – Metwally AA – PLoS Computational Biology

RedCom: A strategy for reduced metabolic modeling of complex microbial communities and its application for analyzing experimental datasets from anaerobic digestion – Sabine Koch – PLoS Computational Biology

Swathi’s non-microbiology picks

How Millennials Became The Burnout Generation – An article about work-life balance that I think is applicable to scientists and academia.




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