September 11, 2021


Bioaccumulation of therapeutic drugs by human gut bacteria – Martina Klünemann – Nature → In this article, the authors showed new bacteria-drug interactions and observed that some microbe communities bioaccumulate drugs.

Eight Metagenome-Assembled Genomes Provide Evidence for Microbial Adaptation in 20,000- to 1,000,000-Year-Old Siberian Permafrost – Katie Sipes – Applied and Environmental Microbiology → Interesting features from a set of eight ≥80% complete MAGs from Siberian permafrost soil. 

Review: Analysis the Link between Periodontal Diseases and Alzheimer’s Disease: A Systematic Review – Leslie Borsa – International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health → This systematic review found that “an association between periodontal disease and Alzheimer’s disease”, suggesting that “the treatment of periodontal disease could be a way to explore Alzheimer’s disease prevention”.

Transplantation of gut microbiota derived from Alzheimer’s disease mouse model impairs memory function and neurogenesis in C57BL/6 mice – Namkwon Kim – Brain, Behavior, and Immunity → Microbiota transplantation from an Alzheimer mouse model into a healthy model, showing effects in neurological parameters.

General Microbiome 

Controllers of cutaneous regulatory T cells: ultraviolet radiation and the skin microbiome. – Thomas Schwarz – Biological Chemistry

The effects of cigarette smoking on the salivary and tongue microbiome – Nao Suzuki – Clinical and Experimental Dental Research

Review: Oral Microbiota Variation: A Risk Factor for Development and Poor Prognosis of Esophageal Cancer. – Xiaobo Song – Digestive Diseases and Sciences

The gastric microbiota in patients with Crohn’s disease; a preliminary study – Jerzy Ostrowski – Scientific Reports

Saliva-derived microcosm biofilms grown on different oral surfaces in vitro – Xiaolan Li – NPJ biofilms and microbiomes

Plasma Metabolomic and Intestinal Microbial Analyses of Patients With Severe Aplastic Anemia – Yuanyuan Shao – Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology

Review: Gastrointestinal mucosal immunity and COVID-19 – Tsvetelina Velikova – World Journal of Gastroenterology

Review: Exploring the global vaginal microbiome and its impact on human health – Linda Abou Chacra – Microbial Pathogenesis

Review: Gut microbiome in acute pancreatitis: A review based on current literature – Bharati Kadamb Patel – World Journal of Gastroenterology

Review: Parkinson’s Disease and Gut Microbiota – Masaaki Hirayama – Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism

Beneficial Microbes, Compounds and Interventions

Dietary Pterostilbene and Resveratrol Modulate the Gut Microbiota Influenced by Circadian Rhythm Dysregulation – Yen-Chun Koh – Molecular Nutrition & Food Research

Lactobacillus rhamnosus Affects Rat Peritoneal Cavity Cell Response to Stimulation with Gut Microbiota: Focus on the Host Innate Immunity – Stanislava Stanojević – Inflammation

Fisetin Improves Hyperuricemia-Induced Chronic Kidney Disease via Regulating Gut Microbiota-Mediated Tryptophan Metabolism and Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor Activation. – Qian Ren – Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Comparative effects of alive and pasteurized Akkermansia muciniphila on normal diet-fed mice – Fatemeh Ashrafian – Scientific Reports

Review: Fruits and their impact on the gut microbiota, gut motility and constipation – Zoi Katsirma – Food & Function

Review: Rare sugars: Metabolic Impacts and Mechanisms of Action – a Scoping Review – Alison Smith – The British Journal of Nutrition

Plant Microbiome

Invasive Grass Dominance over Native Forbs Is Linked to Shifts in the Bacterial Rhizosphere Microbiome. – Marina L LaForgia – Microbial ecology

Coupling the endophytic microbiome with the host transcriptome in olive roots – Antonio J Fernández-González – Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal

Fungi Microbiome

Succession and potential role of bacterial communities during Pleurotus ostreatus production – Renáta Bánfi – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Wastewater Microbiome

Metagenomic Analysis of Antibiotic Resistance Genes in Untreated Wastewater From Three Different Hospitals – Xiurong Guo – Frontiers in Microbiology


Learning Sparse Log-Ratios for High-Throughput Sequencing Data – Elliott Gordon-Rodriguez – Bioinformatics

gutMGene: a comprehensive database for target genes of gut microbes and microbial metabolites – Liang Cheng – Nucleic Acids Research

Experimental Techniques

Elucidating biofilm diversity on water lily leaves through 16S rRNA amplicon analysis: Comparison of four DNA extraction kits – Kathrin Janssen – Applications in Plant Sciences


Metagenome-Assembled Genome Sequences Obtained from a Reactivated Kombucha Microbial Community Exposed to a Mars-Like Environment outside the International Space Station – Imchang Lee – Microbiology Resource Announcements

Mon-microbiome picks

A year of genomic surveillance reveals how the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic unfolded in Africa – Eduan Wilkinson – Science

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