April 27, 2020

Hi from the UK,

Apart from a couple of animal microbiology papers and a review of the current status of fungal cell wall biotechnology, today’s review focuses on the human microbiome, particularly within the context of medicine and surgery. Recent posts, especially Shirin’s post on the 24th April was so comprehensive that I hope if you are looking for other areas of microbiology you will find plenty there until tomorrow 🙂


A short review on antibody therapy for COVID-19 – New Microbes and New Infections

Structure of Mpro from COVID-19 virus and discovery of its inhibitors – Nature.com

Human gut microbiome

Faecal microbiota transplantation in the treatment of Clostridioides difficile infection – Human Microbiome Journal

Children with autism spectrum disorder: Pilot studies examining the salivary microbiome and implications for gut metabolism and social behaviour – Human Microbiome Journal


Prevalence and genotypic characterization of Giardia duodenalis isolates from asymptomatic school-going children in Lusaka, Zambia – Food and Water Parasitology

Shedding and characterization of gastrointestinal nematodes of growing beef heifers in Central Texas – Veterinary Parasitology X

Phages and viruses

Phylodynamic analysis of HIV-1 subtypes B, C and CRF 02_AG in Senegal – Epidemics

Detection of human papillomaviruses in paired healthy skin and actinic keratosis by next-generation sequencing – Papillomavirus Research

Pacemaker-associated infection caused by ST81/SCCmec IV methicillin-resistant, vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus in Japan – New Microbes and New Infections

Prevalence of metallo-β-lactamase–producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolated from diabetic foot infections in Iraq – New Microbes and New Infections


 The fungal cell wall: Biology, biosynthesis and biotechnology – The Cell Surface

Animal microbiome

Dynamics of livestock-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in pig movement networks: Insight from mathematical modelling and French data – Epidemics

Comparison of gut microbiome from Sulawesi carrion and burying beetles (Coleoptera: Silphidae) through metagenomic analysis of 16S rRNA gene – Bio-conferences.org

As we are saying in the UK: stay home and stay safe.




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