Today’s digest includes an article on the role of age in the human intestinal microbiome, research on the role of a novel Acidobacteriota in seafloor sulfur cycling, work demonstrating the use of machine learning to predict camplyobacter source data, and much more! I also included the link to a page on “The Secret World Inside You”, a science exhibit focused on the human microbiome that is at the Witte Museum in San Antonio, Texas from now until April 10, 2022. If anyone ends up checking it out, I’d love to hear about it!
A microbiome science exhibit, “The Secret World Inside You,” is at The Witte Museum in San Antonio, Texas from October 16, 2021 to April 10, 2022 .
Human gut microbiome
Bile acid-independent protection against Clostridioides difficile infection – Aguirre et al. – PLOS PATHOGENS
The importance of age in compositional and functional profiling of the human intestinal microbiome – Herzog et al. – PLOS ONE
Plant, root, and soil microbiome
The chosen few—variations in common and rare soil bacteria across biomes – Bickel & Or – The ISME Journal
The fungus Kalmusia longispora is able to cause vascular necrosis on Vitis vinifera – Karácsony et al. – PLOS ONE
Water and extremophile microbiome
Novel taxa of Acidobacteriota implicated in seafloor sulfur cycling – Flieder et al. – The ISME Journal
Beach sand oil spills select for generalist microbial populations – Heritier-Robbins et al. – The ISME Journal
Preprint: Influence of DNA extraction kits on the fungal DNA metabarcoding for freshwater environmental DNA – Matsuoka et al. – bioRxiv
Phages and viruses
Review: Community context matters for bacteria-phage ecology and evolution – Blazanin & Turner – The ISME Journal
Machine learning to predict the source of campylobacteriosis using whole genome data – Arning et al. – PLOS GENETICS