October 3, 2020

Shalom and good morning from Israel!

Today’s digest is highly diverse, with papers about naming microbes (bottom line- be creative and interesting!), human hair microbiome, the role of one single bacteria in plant growth, how phages weaponizes host bacteria and much more.

Lastly, a bit of ‘self promotion’- the lockdown in Isrel encouraged me to finally create AgrimicroPapers, a twitter-bot (using this great manual) for agriculture- and plant microbiome-realted papers. Feel free to follow and DM papers if they were missed by the bot. Enjoy!

General microbiology

Prokaryotic names: the bold and the beautiful, Aharon Oren, FEMS Micro. Letters

Human and animal microbiome

**Understanding the impact of antibiotic perturbation on the human microbiome, D.J. Schwartz, Genome Medicine

Salivary microbiome in patients undergoing hemodialysis and its associations with the duration of the dialysis, Xiaobo Duan, BMC Nephrology

Phytochemicals as modifiers of gut microbial communities, Giulia Dingedo, Food & Function

Relationship between the bacterial community structures on human hair and scalp, Kota Watanabe, Biosc. Biotech. Bioche

Pangenome sequence evolution within human gut microbiomes is explained by gene-specific rather than host-specific selective pressures, Arnaud N’Guessan, bioRxiv

Changes in dietary fiber intake in mice reveal
associations between colonic mucin Oglycosylation and specific gut bacteria
, Hasinika Gamage, Gut Microbes

Gut metabolites are more predictive of disease- and cohoused- states than gut bacterial features in a mouse model of polycystic ovary syndrome, Bryan Ho, bioRxiv

Environmental microbiome

**A single bacterial genus maintains root growth in a complex microbiome, Omri Finkel, Nature

The Soil-Borne Identity and Microbiome-Assisted Agriculture: Looking Back to the Future, Peter H.A.M Bakker, Molecular Plant (Cell)

Quantification of Extracellular Proteases and Chitinases from Marine Bacteria, Yang Zou, Current Micro.

Characterization of microbial communities in commercial bee pollen used for mass rearing of Bombus impatiens,Vicente D. Moreno Andrade, J. Apicultural Research

Phages

Phages weaponize their bacteria with biosynthetic gene clusters, Anna Dragos, bioRxiv

Microbiome news

Biotechs have big ambitions for the microbiome, SFBT

Core metagenomic functions of the poultry microbiome, Poultry World

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