Greetings from Pittsburgh!
Today’s digest is heavy on environmental microbiology work, especially plant, root, and soil microbiome studies. I also want to highlight a fun research paper (and paired Wired article) on the microbiome of da Vinci’s drawings.
Happy reading! And for all of those in the U.S. who are celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday, please be safe and follow all local COVID precautions.
Multi-site human microbiome
Mycobiome changes in the vitreous of post fever retinitis patients – Arunasri et al. – PLOS ONE
Review: Metabolomics analysis of microbiota-gut-brain axis in neurodegenerative and psychiatric diseases – Konjevod et al. – Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
Cerumen microbial community shifts between healthy and otitis affected dogs – Borriello et al. – PLOS ONE
Plant, root, and soil microbiome
The difference between cellulolytic ‘culturomes’ and microbiomes inhabiting two contrasting soil types – Evdokimova et al. – PLOS ONE
High nitrogen concentration alter microbial community in Allium fistulosum rhizosphere – Zhao et al. – PLOS ONE
Diversity, function and assembly of mangrove root-associated microbial communities at a continuous fine-scale – Zhuang et al. – npj Biofilms and Microbiomes
Water and extremophile microbiome
**The microbiome of Leonardo da Vinci’s drawings: A bio-archive of their history – Piñar et al. – Frontiers in Microbiology
Microbes in the news
**Meet the microbes living on Da Vinci’s iconic sketches – Simon – Wired
Science, publishing, and career
Postdocs under pressure: ‘Can I even do this any more?’ – Woolston – Nature