March 7, 2019

Happy Thursday! Today’s digest includes the tree shrew gut virome, microbial communities in hummingbird feeders, and the relationship between oral microbes and taste. Enjoy!

Human gut microbiome

Human Gut Microbiome Response Induced by Fermented Dairy Product Intake in Healthy Volunteers – Volokh – Nutrients

Human oral microbiome

New insights into the relationship between taste perception and oral microbiota composition – Cattaneo – Scientific Reports

Animal experiments

Linseed oil and heated linseed grain supplements have different effects on rumen bacterial community structures and fatty acid profiles in cashmere kids – Wang – Journal of Animal Science

Microbiota Depletion Impairs Thermogenesis of Brown Adipose Tissue and Browning of White Adipose Tissue – Li – Cell Reports

Fasting-Mimicking Diet Modulates Microbiota and Promotes Intestinal Regeneration to Reduce Inflammatory Bowel Disease Pathology – Rangan – Cell Reports

The gut microbiota composition affects dietary polyphenols-mediated cognitive resilience in mice by modulating the bioavailability of phenolic acids – Frolinger – Scientific Reports

Animal microbiome

Characteristics of the tree shrew gut virome – Chen – PLoS One

Contact with adult hen affects development of caecal microbiota in newly hatched chicks – Kubasova – PLoS One

The Bos taurus maternal microbiome: Role in determining the progeny early-life upper respiratory tract microbiome and health – Ferreira Lima – PLoS One

Microbial diversity in the tick Argas japonicus (Acari: Argasidae) with a focus on Rickettsia pathogens – Yan – medical and Veterinary Entomology

Microbial communities in hummingbird feeders are distinct from floral nectar and influenced by bird visitation – Lee – Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

Examination of the temporal and spatial dynamics of the gut microbiome in newborn piglets reveals distinct microbial communities in six intestinal segments – Liu – Scientific Reports

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Potential role of weather, soil and plant microbial communities in rapid decline of apple trees – Singh – PLoS One

Plant Materials are Sustainable Substrates Supporting New Technologies of Plant-Only-Based Culture Media for in vitro Culturing of the Plant Microbiota – Mourad – Microbes and Environments

Variation in soil fungal community structure during successive rotations of Casuarina equisetifolia plantations as determined by high-throughput sequencing analysis – Liuting – Plant Growth Regulation

Exploring the links between bacterial communities and magnetic susceptibility in bulk soil and rhizosphere of beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) – Chiellini – Applied Soil Ecology

The structure of denitrifying microbial communities in constructed mangrove wetlands in response to fluctuating salinities – Fu – Journal of Environmental Management

Water and extremophile microbiome

A Low-Diversity Microbiota Inhabits Extreme Terrestrial Basaltic Terrains and Their Fumaroles: Implications for the Exploration of Mars – Cockell – Astrobiology

Microbial responses to anthropogenic dissolved organic carbon in Arctic and Antarctic coastal seawaters – Cerro‐Gálvez – Environmental Microbiology


Introducing THOR, a Model Microbiome for Genetic Dissection of Community Behavior – Lozano – MBio

A theoretical framework for controlling complex microbial communities – Tulio Angulo – Nature Communications

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