January 20, 2021

Good morning readers! Today we have two very interesting studies published in Nature Genetics. One focuses on host factors influencing human gut microbiome composition, the other shows the influence of ABO histo-blood groups on gut microbiome.

Human gut microbiome

Large-scale association analyses identify host factors influencing human gut microbiome composition – Kurilshikov et al. – Nature Genetics

Genome-wide association study in 8,956 German individuals identifies influence of ABO histo-blood groups on gut microbiome – Rühlemann et al. – Nature Genetics

Fecal microbiome and metabolome differ in healthy and food-allergic twins – Bao et al. – JCI

Hepatic steatosis relates to gastrointestinal microbiota changes in obese girls with polycystic ovary syndrome – Jobira et al. – PLOS One

Animal microbiome

Microbiota modulates gut immunity and promotes baculovirus infection in Helicoverpa armigera – Yuan et al. – Insect Science

Immunological design of commensal communities to treat intestinal infection and inflammation – Brown et al. – PLOS Pathogens

Ticks Resist Skin Commensals with Immune Factor of Bacterial Origin – Hayes et al. – Cell

Techniques

The effect of taxonomic classification by full-length 16S rRNA sequencing with a synthetic long-read technology – Jeong et al. – Scientific Reports

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