June 15, 2020

We’ve got a belated post for you today (sorry all!) with a good balance of recent research on plant, animal and free-living microbiomes. Rather than highlight specific pieces of literature, I would encourage any who are interested in the microbiome from an evolutionary perspective to check out the recording of the ERC funded IDEM group’s recent discussion of the Holobiont Concept, featuring some preeminent proponents and critics of this model.

Seminar Recordings

ERC IDEM Group Holobiont Discussion – Dr. Scott Gilbert (7:17), Dr. Joan Roughgarden (1:05:03), Dr. Ford Doolittle (2:04:42)

General microbiome

Intestinal fermentation in vitro models to study food- induced gut microbiota shift: an updated review – Nissen et al. – FEMS Microbiology Letters

Human gut microbiome

Parkinson’s disease-associated alterations of the gut microbiome predict disease-relevant changes in metabolic functions – Baldini et al. – BMC Biology

High Oscillospira abundance indicates constipation and low BMI in the Guangdong Gut Microbiome Project – Chen et al. – Scientific Reports

Animal microbiome

Assessing similarities and disparities in the skin microbiota between wild and laboratory populations of house mice – Belheouane et al. – The ISME Journal

Competitive traits of coral symbionts may alter the structure and function of the microbiome – McIlroy et al. – The ISME Journal

Evolutionary development and co‐phylogeny of primate‐associated bifidobacteria – Lugli et al. – Environmental Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Microbial functional traits in phyllosphere are more sensitive to anthropogenic disturbance than in soil – Xiang et al. – Environmental Pollution

Water and extremophile microbiome

Eutrophication as a driver of microbial community structure in lake sediments – Han et al. – Environmental Microbiology

Techniques

MetaFS: Performance assessment of biomarker discovery in metaproteomics – Tang et al. – Briefings in Bioinformatics

Microbes on the market

(Radio) Using our Microbiome to Change the Way We Live – KPCW https://www.kpcw.org/post/using-our-microbiome-change-way-we-live#stream/0

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