October 15, 2020

Hi all! We’ve got a pretty short post for you today. Most notably, there are a few new articles out evaluating microbiome x diet interactions and feed efficiency in livestock.

Animal experiments
Metagenomic analysis reveals linkages between caecal microbiota and feed efficiency in Xiayan chicken – Du et al. – Poultry Science

Oat bran and wheat bran impact net energy by shaping microbial communities and fermentation products in pigs fed diets with or without xylanase – Lyu et al. – Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology

Comparison of the microbial communities of alpacas and sheep fed diets with three different ratios of corn stalk to concentrate – Chao et al. – Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition

Plant, root, and soil (and lichen) microbiome
Metaproteomics reveals the structural and functional diversity of Dermatocarpon miniatum (L.) W. Mann. microbiota – Ullah et al. – Fungal Biology

Water and extremophile microbiome

16S rRNA gene diversity in ancient gray and pink salt from San Simón Salt Mines in Tarija, Bolivia – Pecher et al. – Microbiology Resource Announcement

Seagrass vegetation affect the vertical organization of microbial communities in sediment – Sun et al. – Marine Environmental Research

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