June 29, 2022

General microbiome

Microbial Tracking-2, a metagenomics analysis of bacteria and fungi onboard the International Space Station – Urbaniak et al. – Microbiome

Engineering the human gut commensal Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron with synthetic biology – Lai, Hayashi & Lu – Current Opinion in Chemical Biology

Factors shaping the abundance and diversity of the gut archaeome across the animal kingdom – Thomas et al. – Nature Communications

Human oral microbiome

Increase in Bifidobacterium is a characteristic of the difference in the salivary microbiota of pregnant and non-pregnant women – Kato et al. – BMC Oral Health

Human urinary microbiome

Concordance of Urinary Microbiota Detected by 16S rRNA Amplicon Sequencing Versus Expanded Quantitative Urine Culture – Vaughan et al. – American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Human gut microbiome

Dietary variety relates to gut microbiota diversity and abundance in humans – Huang et al. – European Journal of Nutrition

The gut microbiota composition in patients with right- and left-sided colorectal cancer and after curative colectomy, as analyzed by 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing – Suga et al. – BMC Gastroenterology

Long-Term Dietary Effects on Human Gut Microbiota Composition Employing Shotgun Metagenomics Data Analysis – Troci et al. – Molecular Nutrition & Food Research

Functional changes of the gastric bypass microbiota reactivate thermogenic adipose tissue and systemic glucose control via intestinal FXR-TGR5 crosstalk in diet-induced obesity – Münzker et al. – Microbiome

Animal experiments (mouse/rat experiments, chickens/pigs on different diets)

Perinatal transmission of a probiotic Bifidobacterium strain protects against early life stress-induced mood and gastrointestinal motility disorders – Zhu et al. – Food & Function

Leveraging Existing 16SrRNA Microbial Data to Define a Composite Biomarker for Autism Spectrum Disorder – Xu et al. – Microbiology Spectrum

Animal microbiome (for animals in the wild)

Gut microbiome of century-old snail specimens stable across time in preservation – Chalifour, Elder & Li – Microbiome

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Soil-derived bacteria endow Camellia weevil with more ability to resist plant chemical defense – Zhang et al. – Microbiome

Water and extremophile microbiome (sea, rivers, lakes, glaciers, permafrost, high-salt)

A genome and gene catalog of glacier microbiomes – Liu et al. – Nature Biotechnology

Bioinformatics / Data

Large Scale Genome-Centric Metagenomic Data from the Gut Microbiome of Food-Producing Animals and Humans – Lemos et al. – Scientific Data

Research Note: Choice of microbiota database affects data analysis and interpretation in chicken cecal microbiota – Campos et al. – Poultry Science

[PREPRINT]Predicting metabolomic profiles from microbial composition through neural ordinary differential equations – Wang et al. – bioRxiv

June 22, 2022

General microbiome

A 16th century Escherichia coli draft genome associated with an opportunistic bile infection – Long et al. – Communications Biology

Pregnancy and early life

[PREPRINT]Strong pathogen competition in neonatal gut colonisation – Mäklin et al. – bioRxiv

Human skin microbiome

Dysbiosis of Skin Microbiota with Increased Fungal Diversity is Associated with Severity of Disease in Atopic Dermatitis – Schmid et al. – JEADV

Human gut microbiome

Loss of Novel Diversity in Human Gut Microbiota Associated with Ongoing Urbanization in China – Sun et al. – mSystems

A comprehensive analysis of the microbiota composition and host driver gene mutations in colorectal cancer – Yuan et al. – Investigational New Drugs

[REVIEW]Vegetarianism, Microbiota and Cardiovascular health: Looking back, and forward – Kumar et al. – European Journal of Preventive Cardiology

[REVIEW]Effects of a low FODMAP diet on the colonic microbiome in irritable bowel syndrome: a systematic review with meta-analysis – So, Loughman & Staudacher – The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Profiling gut microbiota and bile acid metabolism in critically ill children – Kean et al. – Scientific Reports

Super-taxon in human microbiome are identified to be associated with colorectal cancer – Dai et al. – BMC Bioinformatics

The gut metagenomics and metabolomics signature in patients with inflammatory bowel disease – Xu et al. – Gut Pathogenes

Animal experiments (mouse/rat experiments, chickens/pigs on different diets)

Immune checkpoint inhibitors unleash pathogenic immune responses against the microbiota – Hu et al. – PNAS

Deletion of both Dectin-1 and Dectin-2 affects the bacterial but not fungal gut microbiota and susceptibility to colitis in mice – Wang et al. – Microbiome

Animal microbiome (for animals in the wild)

Fecal microbiome of horses transitioning between warm-season and cool-season grass pasture within integrated rotational grazing systems – Weinert-Nelson, Biddle & Williams – Animal Microbiome

Water and extremophile microbiome (sea, rivers, lakes, glaciers, permafrost, high-salt)

Full-Length 16S rRNA Gene Sequences from Raw Sewage Samples Spanning Geographic and Seasonal Gradients in Conveyance Systems across the United States – LaMartina, Schmoldt & Newton – Microbiology Resource Announcements


SRS-FISH: A high-throughput platform linking microbiome metabolism to identity at the single-cell level – Ge et al. – PNAS

June 15, 2022

General microbiome

[PREPRINT]Fungi with history: Unveiling the mycobiota of historic documents of Costa Rica – Escudero-Leyva et al. – bioRxiv

Pregnancy and early life

Babies, Bugs, and Barriers: Dietary Modulation of Intestinal Barrier Function in Early Life – Wells et al. – Annual Review of Nutrition

Multi-site human microbiome

A multi-omics analysis for the prediction of neurocognitive disorders risk among the elderly in Macao – Han et al. – Clinical and Translational Medicine

Human oral microbiome

The oral microbiome, pancreatic cancer and human diversity in the age of precision medicine – Herremans et al. – Microbiome

Human skin microbiome

Altered skin fungal and bacterial community compositions in tinea capitis – Rong et al. – Mycoses

Effects of short chain fructo-oligosaccharides on selected skin bacteria – Le Bourgot et al. – Scientific Reports

Human vaginal microbiome

Child type 1 diabetes associated with mother vaginal bacteriome and mycobiome – Ruotsalainen et al. – Medical Microbiology and Immunology

Human gut microbiome

Nutrition-wide association study of microbiome diversity and composition in colorectal cancer patients – Hoang et al. – BMC Cancer

Gut microbiota signatures of long-term and short-term plant-based dietary pattern and cardiometabolic health: a prospective cohort study – Miao et al. – BMC Medicine

[REVIEW]The role of virome in the gastrointestinal tract and beyond – Tiamani et al. – FEMS Microbiology Reviews

[REVIEW]Time-limited diets and the gut microbiota in cardiometabolic disease – Ratiner et al. – Journal of Diabetes

Safety and efficacy of fecal microbiota transplantation for treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus: An EXPLORER trial – Huang et al. – Journal of Autoimmunity

Animal experiments (mouse/rat experiments, chickens/pigs on different diets)

Tumor-resident intracellular microbiota promotes metastatic colonization in breast cancer – Fu et al. – Cell

Pharmacokinetic and gut microbiota analyses revealed the effect of Lactobacillus acidophilus on the metabolism of Olsalazine in ulcerative colitis rats – Li et al.

Identification of gut microbial species linked with disease variability in a widely used mouse model of colitis – Forster et al. – Nature Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

The plant host environment influences competitive interactions between bacterial pathogens – Ehau-Taumaunu & Hockett – Environmental Microbiology Reports


[PREPRINT]specificity: an R package for analysis of feature specificity to environmental and higher dimensional variables, applied to microbiome species data – Darcy et al. – bioRxiv

June 08, 2022

General microbiome

Tet2 deficiency drives liver microbiome dysbiosis triggering Tc1 cell autoimmune hepatitis – Pandey et al. – Cell Host & Microbe

Human gut microbiome

[PREPRINT]Mucosal host–microbe interactions associate with clinical phenotypes in inflammatory bowel disease – Hu et al. – bioRxiv

Animal experiments (mouse/rat experiments, chickens/pigs on different diets)

Gut microbiome mediates the protective effects of exercise after myocardial infarction – Zhou et al. – Microbiome

Animal microbiome (for animals in the wild)

Turtle ants harbor metabolically versatile microbiomes with conserved functions across development and phylogeny – Bechade et al. – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Water and extremophile microbiome (sea, rivers, lakes, glaciers, permafrost, high-salt)

[PREPRINT]Summer dynamics of microbial diversity on a mountain glacier – Hotaling, Price & Hamilton – bioRxiv


MIAOME: Human microbiome affect the host epigenome – Wang et al. – Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal

Beta-diversity distance matrices for microbiome sample size and power calculations — How to obtain good estimates – By IMPACTT investigators – Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal

phyloMDA: an R package for phylogeny-aware microbiome data analysis – Liu et al. – BMC Bioinformatics

MeShClust v3.0: high-quality clustering of DNA sequences using the mean shift algorithm and alignment-free identity scores – Girgis – BMC Genomics

June 01, 2022

General microbiome

[REVIEW]Akkermansia muciniphila: paradigm for next-generation beneficial microorganisms – Cani et al. – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology

[REVIEW]Role of Microbiota in Viral Infections and Pathological Progression – Mizutani et al. – Viruses

Fitness effects of plasmids shape the structure of bacteria–plasmid interaction networks – Newbury et al. – PNAS

Genome size distributions in bacteria and archaea are strongly linked to evolutionary history at broad phylogenetic scales – Martinez-Gutierrez & Aylward – PLOS Genetics

Interspecies commensal interactions have nonlinear impacts on host immunity – Rice et al. – Cell Host & Microbe

Human skin myco-/microbiome

Distinct skin microbiome community structures in congenital ichthyosis – Tham et al. – British Journal of Dermatology

Biodiversity of mycobial communities in health and onychomycosis – Olbrich et al. – Scientific Reports

Human gut microbiome

Gut microbiota predicts body fat change following a low-energy diet: a PREVIEW intervention study – Jiang et al. – Genome Medicine

Impact of a 7-day homogeneous diet on interpersonal variation in human gut microbiomes and metabolomes – Guthrie et al. – Cell Host & Microbe

Discovery of bioactive microbial gene products in inflammatory bowel disease – Zhang et al. – Nature

Animal microbiome (for animals in the wild)

The functional evolution of termite gut microbiota – Arora et al. – Microbiome

Oral Microbiota Populations of Adult Dogs Consuming Wet or Dry Foods – Oba et al. – Journal of Animal Science

Mating Leads to a Decline in the Diversity of Symbiotic Microbiomes and Promiscuity Increased Pathogen Abundance in a Moth – Zhang et al. – Front. Microbiol.

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Mapping phyllosphere microbiota interactions in planta to establish genotype–phenotype relationships – Schäfer et al. – Nature Microbiology

Polyploidy and microbiome associations mediate similar responses to pathogens in Arabidopsis – Mehlferber et al. – Current Biology

May 25, 2022

General microbiome

Population bottlenecks constrain host microbiome diversity and genetic variation impeding fitness – Ørsted et al. – PLOS Genetics

Human skin microbiome/virome

[PREPRINT]Diversity, abundance, and host specificity of the human skin associated circular and single stranded DNA virome – Graham et al. – bioRxiv

[REVIEW]Climate change, the cutaneous microbiome and skin disease: implications for a warming world – Isler et al. – International Journal of Dermatology

Species- and strain-level assessment using rrn long-amplicons suggests donor’s influence on gut microbial transference via fecal transplants in metabolic syndrome subjects – Benitez-Paez et al. – Gut Microbes

Human gut microbiome

[PREPRINT]Greater alteration of gut microbiota occurs in childhood obesity than adulthood obesity – Yu et al. – bioRxiv

Higher levels of Bifidobacteria and tumor necrosis factor in children with drug-resistant epilepsy are associated with anti-seizure response to the ketogenic diet – Dahlin et al. – eBioMedicine

Towards Strain-Level Complexity: Sequencing Depth Required for Comprehensive Single-Nucleotide Polymorphism Analysis of the Human Gut Microbiome – Liu et al. – Front. Microbiol.

Animal microbiome (for animals in the wild)

Comparative Gut Microbiome in Trachypithecus leucocephalus and Other Primates in Guangxi, China, Based on Metagenome Sequencing – Que et al. – Front. Cell. Infect. Microbiol.

Bacterial Adaptation to Venom in Snakes and Arachnida – Esmaeilishirazifard et al. – Microbiology Spectrum

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Recent advances in understanding of fungal and oomycete effectors – Wilson & McDowell – Current Opinion in Plant Biology

Fungi associated with the potato taste defect in coffee beans from Rwanda – Hale et al. – Botanical Studies

Delineating the Bacteriome of Packaged and Loose Smokeless Tobacco Products Available in North India – Srivastava et al. – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Water and extremophile microbiome (sea, rivers, lakes, glaciers, permafrost, high-salt)

Diversity, distribution and ecology of fungal communities present in Antarctic lake sediments uncovered by DNA metabarcoding – de Souza et al. – Scientific Reports

May 20, 2022

General microbiome

[Review]Opportunities and challenges of using metagenomic data to bring uncultured microbes into cultivation – Liu et al. Microbiome

Deep learning of a bacterial and archaeal universal language of life enables transfer learning and illuminates microbial dark matter – Hoarfost et al. – Nature Communications

Covid19 and Metabolome

Sex differences in global metabolomic profiles of COVID-19 patients – Escarcega et al. – Cell Death & Disease

Pregnancy and early life

Does the uterine microbiota affect the reproductive outcomes in women with recurrent implantation failures? – Keburiya et al. – BMC Women’s Health

Impact of antibiotics on off-target infant gut microbiota and resistance genes in cohort studies – Lebeaux et al. – Pediatric Research

Should we modulate the neonatal microbiome and what should be the goal? – van Best – Microbiome

Human respiratory microbiome

The respiratory microbiome associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease comorbidity in non-small cell lung cancer – Shimizu et al. – Thoacic Cancer

Human skin microbiome

SKIOME Project: a curated collection of skin microbiome datasets enriched with study-related metadata – Agostinetto et al. – Databases

Human gut microbiome

Dynamic microbiome and metabolome analyses reveal the interaction between gut microbiota and anti-PD-1 based immunotherapy in hepatocellular carcinoma – Wu et al. – International Journal of Cancer

[Review]Exploring the multifactorial aspects of Gut Microbiome in Parkinson’s Disease – Pavan et al. – Folia Microbiologica

Animal experiments (mouse/rat experiments, chickens/pigs on different diets)

[Preprint]Gut microbiota of homing pigeons shows summer-winter variation under constant diet indicating a substantial effect of temperature – Dietz et al. – bioRxiv

Animal microbiome (for animals in the wild)

[Review]Bumblebees with the socially transmitted microbiome: A novel model organism for gut microbiota research – Zhang & Zheng – Insect Science

Adaptation of gut microbiome and host metabolic systems to lignocellulosic degradation in bamboo rats – Xiao et al. – The ISME Journal

Comparative Analysis of Gut Microbiota Between Healthy and Diarrheic Horses – Li et al. – Front. Vet. Sci.

Large Comparative Analyses of Primate Body Site Microbiomes Indicate that the Oral Microbiome Is Unique among All Body Sites and Conserved among Nonhuman Primates – Microbiology Spectrum

Water and extremophile microbiome (sea, rivers, lakes, glaciers, permafrost, high-salt)

Novel Chloroflexi genomes from the deepest ocean reveal metabolic strategies for the adaptation to deep-sea habitats – Liu et al. – Microbiome


CBEA: Competitive balances for taxonomic enrichment analysis – Nguyen, Hoen & Frost – PLOS Computational Biology

Clustering compositional data using Dirichlet mixture model – Pal & Heumann – PLOS One


Generation and application of pseudo–long reads for metagenome assembly – Sim et al. – Giga Science

[Preprint]A comparison of six DNA extraction protocols for 16S, ITS, and shotgun metagenomic sequencing of microbial communities – Shaffer et al. – bioRxiv

[Preprint]Estimating Microbial Population Data from Optical Density – Mira, Yeh & Hall – bioRxiv

May 11, 2022

General microbiome

[REVIEW]Cross-talk between the microbiome and chronic inflammation in esophageal cancer: potential driver of oncogenesis – Sharma et al. – Cancer and Metastasis Reviews

Systematic and quantitative view of the antiviral arsenal of prokaryotes – Tesson et al. – Nature Communications

Pregnancy and early life

A randomized controlled trial of the effects of whole grains versus refined grains diets on the microbiome in pregnancy – Sun et al. – Scientific Reports

Should we modulate the neonatal microbiome and what should be the goal? – van Best – Microbiome

[Commentary]Space travel and early childhood gut microbiome: is space dirty enough to raise a child? – Loh, Henriques & Tang – Future Microbiology

Human skin microbiome

[PREPRINT]On-person adaptive evolution of Staphylococcus aureus during treatment for atopic dermatitis – Key et al. – bioRxiv

Human oral microbiome

Oral microbiome of Crohn’s Disease patients with and without oral manifestations – Hu et al. – Journal of Crohn’s and Colitis

Integrating the salivary microbiome in the forensic toolkit by 16S rRNA gene: potential application in body fluid identification and biogeographic inference – Liang et al. – International Journal of Legal Medicine

Human gut microbiome

An approach for evaluating the effects of dietary fiber polysaccharides on the human gut microbiome and plasma proteome – Delannoy-Bruno et al. – PNAS

A randomization-based causal inference framework for uncovering environmental exposure effects on human gut microbiota – Sommer et al. – PLOS Computational Biology

Microbiota and gastric cancer – Bessede & Megraud – Seminars in Cancer Biology

[REVIEW]Host—microbial interactions in metabolic diseases: from diet to immunity – Lee & Park – Journal of Microbiology

A randomized controlled trial for response of microbiome network to exercise and diet intervention in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease – Cheng et al. – Nature Communications

Animal experiments

Sex-dependent host-microbiome dynamics in zebrafish: Implications for toxicology and gastrointestinal physiology – Martyniuk et al. – Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part D: Genomics and Proteomics

Comprehensive 16S rRNA and metagenomic data from the gut microbiome of aging and rejuvenation mouse models – Shin et al. – Scientific data

A total infectome approach to understand the etiology of infectious disease in pigs – Huang et al. – Microbiome

Synergistic interaction of gut microbiota enhances the growth of nematode through neuroendocrine signaling – Lo et al. – Current Biology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Unraveling global and diazotrophic bacteriomes of boreal forest floor feather mosses and their environmental drivers at the ecosystem and at the plant scale in North America – Renaudin, Laforest-Lapointe & Bellenger – Science of The Total Environment

Water and extremophile microbiome (sea, rivers, lakes, glaciers, permafrost, high-salt)

Antimicrobial resistance in Antarctica: is it still a pristine environment? – Hwengwere et al. – Microbiome

[PREPRINT]Evolutionary ecology of microbial populations inhabiting deep sea sediments associated with cold seeps – Dong et al. – bioRxiv


Evaluating metagenomic assembly approaches for biome-specific gene catalogues – Delgado & Andersson – Microbiome

Compare the performance of multiple binary classification models in microbial high-throughput sequencing datasets – Xu et al. – Science of The Total Environment

May 04, 2022

Human gut microbiome

Associations between self-reported psychological symptom severity and gut microbiota: further support for the microgenderome – Ganci et al. – BMC Psychiatry

Impacts of dietary exposure to pesticides on faecal microbiome metabolism in adult twins – Mesnage – Environmental Health

Diversity and Metabolic Potential of the Gut Microbiome in Adolescents with Functional Bowel Disorder – Klimenko et al. – Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine

[REVIEW]Diet-microbiome interactions in cancer treatment: Opportunities and challenges for precision nutrition in cancer – Greathouse et al. – Neoplasia

Fermented brown rice beverage distinctively modulates the gut microbiota in Okinawans with metabolic syndrome: A randomized controlled trial – Akamine et al. – Nutrition Research

Gut Microbiome Characteristics in Mothers and Infants According to the Presence of Atopic Dermatitis – Sung et al. – BioMed Research International

Animal experiments (mouse/rat experiments, chickens/pigs on different diets)

Fecal microbiota transfer between young and aged mice reverses hallmarks of the aging gut, eye, and brain – Parker – Microbiome

Bacteria and Bellicosity: Photoperiodic Shifts in Gut Microbiota Drive Seasonal Aggressive Behavior in Male Siberian Hamsters – Shor, Brown & Freeman – Journal of Biological Rhythms

Microbial DNA enrichment promotes liver steatosis and fibrosis in the course of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis – Luo et al. – Acta Physiologica

[PREPRINT]High fat diet changes bacterial signatures in the murine pancreas – Scheithauer et al. – bioRxiv

Animal microbiome (for animals in the wild)

Geographical resistome profiling in the honeybee microbiome reveals resistance gene transfer conferred by mobilizable plasmids – Sun et al. – Microbiome

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Phytobeneficial traits of rhizobacteria under the control of multiple molecular dialogues – Laveilhé – Microbial Biotechnology


[PREPRINT]Modeling complex measurement error in microbiome experiments – Clausen & Willis – arXiv


[PREPRINT]You will know by its tail: a method for quantification of heterogeneity of bacterial populations using single cell MIC profiling – Pacocha et al. – bioRxiv

April 27, 2022

Pregnancy and early life

Maternal breast milk microbiota and immune markers in relation to subsequent development of celiac disease in offspring – Štšepetova et al. – Scientific Reports

Human gut microbiome

The gut fungal and bacterial microbiota in pediatric patients with inflammatory bowel disease introduced to treatment with anti-tumor necrosis factor-α – Ventin-Holmberg et a. – Scientific Reports

Integrated fecal microbiome–metabolome signatures reflect stress and serotonin metabolism in irritable bowel syndrome – Mujagic et al. – Gut Microbes

Diversity and distribution of sulfur metabolic genes in the human gut microbiome and their association with colorectal cancer – Wolf et al. – Microbiome

Clinical significance and intestinal microbiota composition in immunocompromised children with norovirus gastroenteritis – Lin et al. – PLOS One

Microbial Diversity and Composition in Six Different Gastrointestinal Sites among Participants Undergoing Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy in Henan, China – Li et al. – Microbiology Spectrum

A multi-omics machine learning framework in predicting the survival of colorectal cancer patients – Yang et al. – Computers in Biology and Medicine

[REVIEW]The gut microbiome as a modulator of healthy ageing – Ghosh, Shanahan & O’Toole – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Multiple sclerosis patients have an altered gut mycobiome and increased fungal to bacterial richness – Yadav et al. – PLOS One

[REVIEW]Cancer immunotherapy resistance: The impact of microbiome-derived short-chain fatty acids and other emerging metabolites – Hersi et al. – Life Sciences

Animal experiments (mouse/rat experiments, chickens/pigs on different diets)

Oral administration of Akkermansia muciniphila elevates systemic antiaging and anticancer metabolites – Grajeda-Iglesias et al. – Aging

Lower abundance of Bacteroides and metabolic dysfunction are highly associated with the post-weaning diarrhea in piglets – Ren et al. – Science China Life Sciences

Shotgun metagenomic sequencing revealed the prebiotic potential of a grain-based diet in mice – Jangid et al. – Scientific Reports

Animal microbiome

Carbendazim shapes microbiome and enhances resistome in the earthworm gut – Song et al. – Microbiome

Fungal signatures of oral disease reflect environmental degradation in a facultative avian scavenger – Pitarch et al. – Science of The Total Environment

Whole-Genome Shotgun Metagenomic Sequencing Reveals Distinct Gut Microbiome Signatures of Obese Cats – Ma et al. – Microbiology Spectrum

Species divergence in gut-restricted bacteria of social bees – Li et al. – PNAS


[PREVIEW]EggVio: a user friendly and versatile pipeline for assembly and functional annotation of shallow depth sequenced samples – Pinto, Vogel & Larose – bioRxiv

[PREVIEW]FoodMicrobionet v4: a large, integrated, open and transparent database for food bacterial communities – Parente, Zotta & Ricciardi – bioRxiv


[PREPRINT]Run-on sequencing reveals nascent transcriptomics of the human microbiome – Vill et al. – bioRxiv