May 9, 2020

Among the highlights for today, there’s an unusual preprint on using honeybees for proxy sampling of the urban microbiome, as well as a paper on the effect of captivity on the microbiome of raptors.

In some non-microbiome related news, the summarized highlights from the 5th International One Health Congress were recently published. Some of their recommendations regarding science and public health are particularly apt considering the present pandemic, and I found it to be quite an interesting read. You can find it here:

Make science evolve into a One Health approach to improve health and security: a white paper – Osterhaus et al. – One Health Outlook

I hope you’re all doing well, wherever you are!


Preprint: The coding capacity of SARS-CoV-2 – Finkel et al. – bioRxiv

Pregnancy and early life

An individualized mosaic of maternal microbial strains is transmitted to the infant gut microbial community – Koo et al. – Royal Society of Open Science

Animal microbiome

Preprint: Host evolutionary history and ecology shape virome composition in fishes – Geoghegan et al. – bioRxiv

The fecal microbiota of wild and captive raptors – Oliveira et al. – Animal Microbiome

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Phylogenetic farming: Can evolutionary history predict crop rotation via the soil microbiome? – Kaplan et al. – Evolutionary Applications

Built environment

Preprint: Holobiont urbanism: sampling urban beehives reveals cities’ metagenomes – Henaff et al. – bioRxiv


Preprint: Full-length 16S rRNA gene amplicon analysis of human gut microbiota using MinION™ nanopore sequencing confers species-level resolution – Matsuo et al. – bioRxiv

Quantifying technical confounders in microbiome studies – Bartolomaeus et al. – Cardiovascular Research

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