August 20, 2020

COVID-19

Human organ chip-enabled pipeline to rapidly repurpose therapeutics during viral pandemics – Si et al. – bioRxiv

FDA approved calcium channel blockers inhibit SARS-CoV-2 infectivity in epithelial lung cells – Straus et al. – bioRxiv

Human oral microbiome

Removal of Dental Plaque by Ultrasonic Toothbrushes – Siddharth et al. – Journal of Critical Reviews

Cigarette smoking and opium use in relation to the oral microbiome in Iran – Zenei Wu et al. – Cancer Research

Animal experiments

Gut microbiome alterations induced by TBT exposure are associated with increased body weight, impaired glucose and insulin homeostasis and endocrine disruption in mice – Zhan et al. – Environmental Pollution

Poultry feeds carry diverse microbial communities that influence chicken intestinal microbiota colonisation and maturation – Haberecht et al. – AMB Express

Animal microbiome

Effects of Urbanization and Landscape on Gut Microbiomes in White-Crowned Sparrows – Berlow et al. – Microbial Ecology

Plant, root and soil microbiome

Plant–microbiome interactions: from community assembly to plant health – Trivedi et al. – Nature Reviews Microbiology *

Healthy soils for healthy plants for healthy humans: How beneficial microbes in the soil, food and gut are interconnected and how agriculture can contribute to human health – Heribert Hirt – EMBO reports

Chemical Ecology of Multitrophic Microbial Interactions: Plants, Insects, Microbes and the Metabolites that Connect Them – Ali et al. – Journal of Chemical Ecology

The role of land management and elevation in shaping soil microbial communities: Insights from the Central European Alps – Praeg et al. – Soil Biology and Biochemestry

Environmental microbiology

Ozone affects plant, insect, and soil microbial communities: A threat to terrestrial ecosystems and biodiversity – Agathokleous et al. – Science Advances *

Microplastics in a dam lake in Turkey: type, mesh size effect, and bacterial biofilm communities – Nihan Tavşanoğlu et al. – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Bioinformatics

Assembly methods for nanopore‑based metagenomic sequencing: a comparative study – Latorre-Perez et al. – Scientific Reports

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