May 30, 2020

Greetings from Colorado. Today the Microbiome Digest brings you a variety of the latest microbiome-related publications including the human tumor microbiome by Nejman et al., microbial colonization in the neonatal gut microbiome by Wang and Dominguez-Bello, and drought effects on the millet root microbiome together with many more interesting papers. Enjoy.

COVID-19

Antimicrobial resistance in the age of COVID-19 – Editorial – Nature Microbiology

Metatranscriptomic Characterization of COVID-19 Identified A Host Transcriptional Classifier Associated With Immune Signaling – Zhang et al. – Clinical Infetious Diseases

General microbiome

Monitoring the microbiome for food safety and quality using deep shotgun sequencing – Beck et al. – bioRxiv

Fecal microbiota transplantation efficacy for Clostridium difficile infection: A trans-kingdom battle between donor and recipient gut microbiomes– Kazemian et al. – bioRxiv

Human microbiome

The human tumor microbiome is composed of tumor type–specific intracellular bacteria – Nejman et al. – Science*

Animal experiments

Pathogenesis, transmission and response to re-exposure of SARS-CoV-2 in domestic cats – Bosco-Lauth et al. – bioRxiv

The heart microbiome of insectivorous bats from Central and South Eastern Europe – Corduneanu et al. – bioRxiv

Gut microbiome

Microbial colonization alters neonatal gut metabolome – Wang and Dominguez-Bello – Nature Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Breeding for resistance: can we increase crop resistance to pathogens without compromising the ability to accommodate beneficial microbes? – Zuccaro and Langen – New Phytologist

Experimental assessment of tree canopy and leaf litter controls on the microbiome and nitrogen fixation rates of two boreal mosses – Jean et al. – New Phytologist

Drought Drives Spatial Variation in the Millet Root Microbiome – Simmons et al. – Frontiers in Plan Science*

Streptomyces’ scent attracts spore dispersers – Rohlfs – Nature Microbiology*

Diazotrophic bacteria from maize exhibit multifaceted plant growth promotion traits in multiple hosts – Higdon et al. – bioRxiv

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