August 27, 2020

Good morning! Today has a great nature paper on bacterial metabolic crossfeeding that can result in altered egg laying and reproducing behaviour, and additionally a paper showing how bacterial probiotics induce anergy in mice with Cow’s Milk allergy.

General microbiome

Metabolic cross-feeding in imbalanced diets allows gut microbes to improve reproduction and alter host behaviour, Henriques et al, Nature.

The Impact of the Postpartum “Doing-the-Month” Practice on Human Milk Microbiota: A Pilot Study in Taiwan, Chen et al. Microorganisms.

Vaginal microbiota

Glycan cross-feeding supports mutualism between Fusobacterium and the vaginal microbiota, Agarwal et al, PLOS biology.

Human gut microbiome

How Serotonin Level Fluctuation Affects the Effectiveness of Treatment in Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Vahora et al. Cureus.

Animal experiments

Three Candidate Probiotic Strains Impact Gut Microbiota and Induce Anergy in Mice with Cow’s Milk Allergy. Esber et al. Public and environmental Health Microbiology.

Plant, root and soil microbiome

Role of environmental factors in shaping the soil microbiome, Islam et al. Environmental Science and Pollution research.


Predictive analysis methods for human microbiome data with application to Parkinson’s disease, Dong et al, PLOS One.

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