December 11, 2020

Have a nice Friday! In this Digest: Fecal microbiota transplant and its impact on immunotherapy-refractory melanoma patients, different reviews about microbiome and COVID19, Obesity and Diabetes; lung microbiome, microbiome relationship with vitamin D; additionally, microbiota studies in sponges, wolves, mosquitos and other animals; finally, we have a set of papers on soil microbiome and a couple of papers covering methods in microbiome sequencing and analysis.    

Human and General Microbiome

Fecal microbiota transplant promotes response in immunotherapy-refractory melanoma patients – Erez N. Baruch – Science

Utilizing microbiome approaches to assist source tracking, treatment and prevention of COVID-19: Review and assessment – Maozhen Han – Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal 

Microbiota Transplant in the Treatment of Obesity and Diabetes: Current and Future Perspectives – Michael Napolitano – Frontiers in Microbiology

The potential role of vitamin D supplementation as a gut microbiota modifier in healthy individuals – Parul Singh – Scientific Reports

Gene Networks Underlying the Resistance of Bifidobacterium longum to Inflammatory Factors – Vladimir A. Veselovsky – Frontiers in Immunology

Microbiome dysbiosis in lung cancer: from composition to therapy – Ning-Ning Liu – npj Precision Oncology 

Strain diversity in the microbiome: Lessons from Bacteroides fragilis – Hannah C. Carrow – PLoS Pathogens 

Bacterial and fungal profiles as markers of infliximab drug response in inflammatory bowel disease – Rebecka Ventin-Holmberg – Journal of Crohn’s and Colitis

Response to faecal microbiota transplantation in ulcerative colitis is not sustained long term following induction therapy – Craig Haifer – Gut (BMJ)

The respiratory microbiota during and following mechanical ventilation for respiratory infections in children – Emma M. de Koff – European Respiratory Journal

Increasing levels of Parasutterella in the gut microbiome correlate with improving low-density lipoprotein levels in healthy adults consuming resistant potato starch during a randomised trial – Jason R. Bush – BMC Nutrition

Preview: Fiber Sets up the Battleground for Intestinal Prevotella – Meng Wu – Cell Host and Microbe

Animal Microbiome

Preprint: Family matters: The genomes of conserved bacterial symbionts provide insight into specialized metabolic relationships with their sponge host – Samantha C Waterworth – BioXriv

Gut Microbiomes Differ Among Dietary Types and Stool Consistency in the Captive Red Wolf ( Canis rufus) – Morgan Bragg – Frontiers in Microbiology

A core microbiota dominates a rich microbial diversity in the bovine udder and may indicate presence of dysbiosis – Davide Porcellato – Scientific Reports

Relative contributions of various endogenous and exogenous factors to the mosquito microbiota – Haikel N. Bogale, – Parasites & Vectors

A Cross-Sectional Study of Dairy Cattle Metagenomes Reveals Increased Antimicrobial Resistance in Animals Farmed in a Heavy Metal Contaminated Environment – Natalia Carrillo Gaeta – Frontiers in Microbiology 

Intestine Bacterial Community Composition of Shrimp Varies Under Low- and High-Salinity Culture Conditions – Dongwei Hou –  Frontiers in Microbiology

Host miRNA-21 promotes liver dysfunction by targeting small intestinal Lactobacillus in mice – André A. Santos – Gut Microbes 

Beneficial Microbes and Compounds

Probiotic Lactobacillus fermentum strain JDFM216 improves cognitive behavior and modulates immune response with gut microbiota – Mi Ri Park – Scientific Reports

Plasmid Vectors for in Vivo Selection-Free Use with the Probiotic E. coli Nissle 1917 – Anton Kan – ACS Synthetic Biology

Purple-leaf tea (Camellia sinensis L.) ameliorates high-fat diet induced obesity and metabolic disorder through the modulation of the gut microbiota in mice – Yu-Chun Lin – BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies

Plant and Soil Microbiome

In Situ Rhizosphere Microbiome in Antarctic Vascular Plants, Modulated by Soil Condition – Claudia Rabert – Microbiology Resource Announcements

Dazomet application suppressed watermelon wilt by the altered soil microbial community – Feiying Zhu – Scientific Reports

Case Study upon Foliar Application of Biofertilizers Affecting Microbial Biomass and Enzyme Activity in Soil and Yield Related Properties of Maize and Wheat Grains – Dragana Latkovic – biology

Biostimulating effect of L-tryptophan on the yield and chemical and microbiological quality of perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne) herbage and silage for ruminant – Sebastian Wojciech Przemieniecki – Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture


Evaluation of methods for the reduction of contaminating host reads when performing shotgun metagenomic sequencing of the milk microbiome – Min Yap – Scientific Reports

Systematic evaluation of supervised machine learning for sample origin prediction using metagenomic sequencing data – Julie Chih-yu Chen – Biology Direct

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