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Television and movies are a welcome distraction from the current global pandemic. For this digest, I’d like to highlight two articles. The article by Sajjad et al. investigates the possibility of resurrection of ancient microbes present in the natural frozen world and is a perfect pair for the monster-of-the-week X-Files episode “Ice.” The second highlighted article focuses on the microbiome present on two ancient Slavonic parchment codices and how this data can be used to provide additional historical context. Maybe Harrison Ford can team up with Piñar et al. to create a fourth movie in the Indiana Jones Franchise based on their work?
Happy reading, everyone!
Effect of a novel synbiotic on Streptococcus mutans – Bijle et al. – Nature Scientific Reports
Culturomics‐based genomics sheds light on the ecology of the new haloarchaeal genus Halosegnis – Durán‐Viseras et al. – Environmental Microbiology
Review: Ecological features of the persistence of Vibrio cholerae: retrospective analysis and actual state of the problem – Menshikova et al. – Jounral of microbiology, epidemiology, and immunobiology
Metagenome-assembled genomes reveal unique metabolic adaptations of a basal marine Thaumarchaeota lineage – Reji and Francis – ISME Journal
Homoplastic single nucleotide polymorphisms contributed to phenotypic diversity in Mycobacterium tuberculosis – Tantivitayakul et al. – Nature Scientific Reports
Plant, root, and soil microbiome
Impacts of forest conversion to plantations on the soil carbon and nitrogen dynamics, and microbial communities – Wang et al. – Soil Biology and Biochemistry
Water and extremophile microbiome
Novel yeast taxa from the cold: description of Cryolevonia giraudoae sp. nov. and Camptobasidium gelus sp. nov. – de Garcia et al. – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
Remote sensing reveals Antarctic green snow algae as important terrestrial carbon sink – Gray et al. – Nature Communications
Review: Resurrection of inactive microbes and resistome present in the natural frozen world: Reality or myth? – Sajjad et al. – Science of the Total Environment
Decoding the biological information contained in two ancient Slavonic parchment codices: an added historical value – Piñar et al. – Environmental Microbiology
Preprint: Efficiently processing amplicon sequencing data for microbial ecology with dadasnake, a DADA2 implementation in Snakemake – Weißbecker et al. – bioRxiv
Editorial: Visualizing the invisible: class excursions to ignite children’s enthusiasm for microbes – McGenity et al. – Microbial Biotechnology
Discovery of thermophilic Bacillales using reduced-representation genotyping for identification – Talamantes-Becerra et al. – BMC Microbiology