July 21, 2020

Hello! We are in the midst of an unprecedented heat wave here in Western New York and I hope everyone is enjoying summer in the northern hemisphere. In todays post there is an interesting article by Kyung-Eon Lee, et al on the extracellular vesicle of a gut microbe Paenalcaligenes hominis as a risk factor for vagus nerve-mediated cognitive impairment. There also is a preprint on parthenogenesis in weevils as a possible Wolbachia-density dependent trait to ponder as well as a look at the experimental approaches to investigating the vaginal biofilm microbiome. Enjoy!

COVID-19

Preprint: ACE2-independent interaction of SARS-CoV-2 spike protein to human epithelial cells can be inhibited by unfractionated heparin. Lynda J Partridge, et al. bioRxiv

SARS-CoV-2 is not present in the vaginal fluid of pregnant women with COVID-19. MM Aslan, et al. – The Journal of Maternal…

GENERAL MICROBIOME

Preprint: Targeting methionine synthase in a fungal pathogen causes a metabolic imbalance that impacts cell energetics, growth and virulence. Jennifer Scott, et al. bioRxiv

HUMAN SKIN MICROBIOME

News Article: All-Natural Soap For Nourished And Balanced Microbiome Product Launched

HUMAN VAGINAL MICROBIOME

Experimental approaches to investigating the vaginal biofilm microbiome. PubMed – NIH

HUMAN GUT MICROBIOME

The extracellular vesicle of gut microbial Paenalcaligenes hominis is a risk factor for vagus nerve-mediated cognitive impairment. Kyung-Eon Lee, et al. Microbiome

Evolution of Gut Microbiome and Metabolome in Suspected Necrotizing Enterocolitis. MDPI

[PDF] Effect of a Nutritional Intervention on the Intestinal Microbiota of Vertically HIV-Infected Children: The Pediabiota Study. T Sainz,et al. – Nutrients

ANIMAL MICROBIOME

Preprint: Parthenogenesis in weevils of the tribe Naupactini (Coleoptera, Curculionidae): a Wolbachia-density dependent trait?Marcela Silvina Rodriguero, et al. bioRxiv

PLANT, ROOT AND SOIL MICROBIOME

Preprint: Humic acids enrich the plant microbiota with bacterial candidates for the suppression of pathogens. Maura SRA Silva, et al. bioRxiv

Predicting disease occurrence with high accuracy based on soil macroecological patterns of Fusarium wilt. J Yuan, et al. – The ISME Journal

ANIMAL EXPERIMENTS

The gut microbiota of brood parasite and host nestlings reared within the same environment: disentangling genetic and environmental effects. CY Lee, et al. – The ISME Journal

TECHNIQUES

Two possible candidate enzymes from Ulva lactuca-associated epiphytic bacteria obtained through PCR and functional evaluation. JS Ruiz-Toquica, et al. – Universitas Scientiarum

WATER AND EXTREMOPHILE MICROBIOME

Genomic insights into the salt tolerance and cold adaptation of Planococcus halotolerans SCU63 T. L Gan, et al. – Archives of Microbiology

PROBIOTICS / PREBIOTICS

The Benefits of Probiotic Interventions in Maternal-Fetal Health: An Appraise Review. P Dhillon, et al. – PharmaNutrition

PHAGES AND VIRUSES

[PDF] Low Host Abundance and High Temperature Determine Switching from Lytic to Lysogenic Cycles in Planktonic Microbial Communities in a Tropical Sea (Red Sea). R Abdulrahman Ashy, et al. – Viruses

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