Some very nice articles in todays digest including a probiotic study in Science Translation Medicine and a non-microbiome pick for dog lovers at the end. Enjoy!
COVID-19 & Vaccines
SARS-CoV-2 viral load is associated with increased disease severity and mortality – Fajnzylber et al. Nature Communications
Dietary simple sugars alter microbial ecology in the gut and promote colitis in mice – Khan et al. Science Translational Medicine
Deep-Learning Resources for Studying Glycan-Mediated Host-Microbe Interactions – Bojar et al. Cell Host & Microbe
A probiotic yeast-based immunotherapy against Clostridioides difficile infection – Chen et al. Science Translational Medicine
Water and extremophile microbiome
Host specificity of microbiome assembly and its fitness effects in phytoplankton – Jackrel et al. ISME
Phages and viruses
Roles of bacteriophages, plasmids and CRISPR immunity in microbial community dynamics revealed using time-series integrated meta-omics – Arbas et al. Nature Microbiology
Detecting Gene Ontology misannotations using taxon-specific rate ratio comparisons – Wei et al. Bioinformatics
phyloFlash: Rapid Small-Subunit rRNA Profiling and Targeted Assembly from Metagenomes – Gruber-Vodicka et al. mSystems
Origins and genetic legacy of prehistoric dogs – Berstrom et al.