April 15, 2020

Hi folks! Another new volunteer poster here up from the ranks of the recently recruited. Today’s post is pre-print and plant/soil heavy. If up until now you’ve focused your reading on animal microbiomes, now’s a great time to check in on our photosynthesizing friends. Lots of great work today on the affect of management strategies on plant-associated and soil microbes. If the transition into the world of the leafy green is too jarring, perhaps try easing yourself in with Marchese et al.’s work on the mycobiome of sea cucumbers – a critter which is plant in common name only.


Pregnancy and early life

Review: Breast Milk, a Source of Beneficial Microbes and Associated Benefits for Infant Health – Lyons et al. – Nutrients

Human respiratory microbiome

Comment: Microbiota and chronic lung disease in preterm infants. Where is the truth? – Nandakumar and Aly – Journal of Perinatology

Human skin microbiome

The cutaneous microbiome in hospitalized patients with pressure ulcers – de Wert Luuk et al. – Scientific Reports

Human vaginal microbiome

Inflammatory and antimicrobial properties differ between vaginal Lactobacillus isolates from South African women with non-optimal versus optimal microbiota – Manhanzva et al. – Scientific Reports

A meta-analysis of mannose-binding lectin gene polymorphisms with the risk of recurrent vulvovaginal infections – Kalia et al. – Scientific Reports

Human gut microbiome

Review: Gut Microbial Metabolites of Aromatic Amino Acids as Signals in Host–Microbe Interplay – Liu et al. – Trends in Endocrinology & Metabolism

Preprint: Computational Modeling of the Gut Microbiota Predicts Metabolic Mechanisms of Recurrent Clostridioides difficile Infection – Henson – bioRxiv

Preprint: Comparative genomics reveals different population structures associated with host and geographic origin in antimicrobial-resistant Salmonella enterica – Liao et al. – bioRxiv


Animal experiments

Preprint: Validating the use of bovine buccal sampling as a proxy for the rumen microbiota using a time course and random forest classification approach – Young et al. – bioRxiv

Animal microbiome

Gut microbial diversity across a contact zone for California voles: implications for lineage divergence of hosts and mito‐nuclear mismatch in the assembly of the mammalian gut microbiome – Lin et al. – Molecular Ecology

Diversity and bioactivity of fungi associated with the marine sea cucumber Holothuria poli: disclosing the strains potential for biomedical applications – Marchese et al. – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Perspective: Microbiome maturation during a unique developmental window – Videvall – Molecular Ecology

Preprint: Microbial interactions in the mosquito gut determine Serratia colonization and blood feeding propensity – Kozlova et al. – bioRxiv

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Reduced microbial diversity induces larger volatile organic compound emissions from soils – Abis et al. – Scientific Reports

Increased temperatures alter viable microbial biomass, ammonia oxidizing bacteria and extracellular enzymatic activities in Antarctic soils – Barnard et al. – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

One ring to rule them all: an ecosystem engineer fungus fosters plant and microbial diversity in a Mediterranean grassland – Zotti et al. – New Phytologist

Changes in soil fungal communities following anthropogenic disturbance are linked to decreased lodgepole pine seedling performance – Beck et al. – Journal of Applied Ecology

Long-term effects of stump removal and tree species composition on the diversity and structure of soil fungal communities – Modi et al. – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Effect of treated sewage characteristics on duckweed biomass production and microbial communities – Iwano et al. – Water Science and Technology

Review: Functional roles of microbial symbionts in plant cold tolerance – Acuña‐Rodríguez et al. – Ecology Letters

Preprint: Dryland cropping system, weed communities, and disease status modulate the effect of climate conditions on wheat soil bacterial communities – Ishaq et al. – bioRxiv

Preprint: Cropping systems that improve richness convey greater resistance and resilience to soil fungal, relative to prokaryote, communities – Finn et al. – bioRxiv

Water and extremophile microbiome

Diverse groups of fungi are associated with plastics in the surface waters of the Western South Atlantic and the Antarctic Peninsula – Lacerda et al. – Molecular Ecology

Nitrification kinetics and microbial community dynamics of attached biofilm in wastewater treatment – Skoyles et al. – Water Science and Technology



Data normalization strategies in metabolomics: Current challenges, approaches, and tools – Misra – European Journal of Mass Spectrometry


Microbes on the market

Blog: COVID-19: Impact of Coronavirus Pandemic on Human Microbiome Market 2020. Top Leaders are Dohme Corp, Seres Therapeutics, Synthetic Biologics Inc, Synlogic – Publicist 360



2 thoughts on “April 15, 2020

  1. I think, theres a problem with the links: did you post them while logged into your university account? i get a “library off campus login” page instead of the actual paper.
    but thanks a lot for highlighting plant papers!!


    • Apologies for a late reply, but I agree; I get the same error. I just removed all the tokens from the URLs and hope the links now work better. Let me know if there are still some errors. Thank you for your feedback! Elisabeth Bik


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