November 4, 2022

Today’s digest features a 30-color colorblind friendly color palette and functions for mapping color to hierarchical/nested data, ecosystem-specific reference databases, stoma samples for a very effective way of small intestinal microbiome characterization, and a reminder that 16S rRNA gene sequencing is NOT metagenomics. Happy Friday!

Join the next #MVIF when Sarah Lebeer will talk about citizen science and vaginal microbiome!!

Global resistome

Sharing of Antimicrobial Resistance Genes between Humans and Food Animals – Huiluo Cao – mSystems

Gut microbiome

Host-microbiome interactions: Gut-Liver axis and its connection with other organs – Swadha Anand & Sharmila S. Mande – npj Biofilms and Microbiomes

Gut microbiota bacterial strain richness is species specific and limits therapeutic engraftment – Alice Chen-Liaw – bioRxiv

Effects of different amoxicillin treatment durations on microbiome diversity and composition in the gut – Katrine Lekang – Plos One

The microbiota promotes social behavior by modulating microglial remodeling of forebrain neurons – Joseph J. Bruckner – Plos Biology

Strain-specific impacts of probiotics are a significant driver of gut microbiome development in very preterm infants – Lauren C. Beck – Nature Microbiology

*Plasticity of the adult human small intestinal stoma microbiota – Bahtiyar Yilmaz – Cell Host & Microbe


Bioinformatics

MIDAS2: Metagenomic Intra-species Diversity Analysis System – Chunyu Zhao – Bioinformatics

Automated identification of sequence-tailored Cas9 proteins using massive metagenomic data – Matteo Ciciani – Nature Communications

*microshades: An R Package for Improving Color Accessibility and Organization of Microbiome Data – Erin M. Dahl – Microbiology Resource Announcements

*Application of ecosystem-specific reference databases for increased taxonomic resolution in soil microbial profiling – Christina Karmisholt Overgaard – Frontiers in Microbiology


October 14, 2022

Today’s digest features manipulation of crop microbiome to minimise impact of climate change on agricultural productivity, turtle microbiome, #microber2022, and more. Happy Friday!

See you next week at #MVIF!

Human microbiome

Review: Microbiome epidemiology and association studies in human health – Hannah VanEvery – Nature Reviews Genetics

Gut microbiome

The effects of fermented vegetable consumption on the composition of the intestinal microbiota and levels of inflammatory markers in women: A pilot and feasibility study – Amy E. Galena – PlosOne

Functional screens of barcoded expression libraries uncover new gene functions in carbon utilization among gut Bacteroidales – Yolanda Y. Huang – bioRxiv

Advancing human gut microbiota research by considering gut transit time – Nicola Procházková – Gut

Food Additive Emulsifiers and Their Impact on Gut Microbiome, Permeability, and Inflammation: Mechanistic Insights in Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Aaron S Bancil – Journal of Crohn’s and Colitis

Influence of the microbiome, diet and genetics on inter-individual variation in the human plasma metabolome – Lianmin Chen – Nature Medicine

Vaginal microbiome

N-glycosylation of cervicovaginal fluid reflects microbial community, immune activity, and pregnancy status – Gang Wu – Scientific Reports

Animal microbiome

*More than just hitchhikers: a survey of bacterial communities associated with diatoms originating from sea turtles Get access Arrow – Klara Filek – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Plant microbiome

*Next generation tools for crop-microbiome manipulation to mitigate the impact of climate change – Bruna D. Batista & Brajesh K. Singh – Environmental Microbiology

Soil microbiome

Defending Earth’s terrestrial microbiome – Colin Averill – Nature Microbiology

Bioinformatics

GTDB-Tk v2: memory friendly classification with the Genome Taxonomy Database – Pierre-Alain – Bioinformatics

binny: an automated binning algorithm to recover high-quality genomes from complex metagenomic datasets – Oskar Hickl – bioRxiv

VEBA: a modular end-to-end suite for in silico recovery, clustering, and analysis of prokaryotic, microeukaryotic, and viral genomes from metagenomes – Josh L. Espinoza & Chris L. Dupont – BMC Bioinformatics

September 9, 2022

The #MVIF Season 2 is starting NEXT WEEK!

With the new starting time to better accommodate extra time zones &
highlights will be hosted by @gather_town for more engaging personal interaction & networking (from October).

Resistome

Capturing the antibiotic resistome of preterm infants reveals new benefits of probiotic supplementation – Allison K. Guitor – Microbiome

Review: Soil microbiomes and one health – Samiran Banerjee & Marcel G. A. van der Heijden – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Oral microbiome

Corncob structures in dental plaque reveal microhabitat taxon specificity – Viviana Morillo-Lopez – Microbiome

Vaginal microbiome

Heritable vaginal bacteria influence immune tolerance and relate to early-life markers of allergic sensitization in infancy – Kathryn E.McCauley – Cell Reports Medicine

Gut virome/microbiome

Extensive gut virome variation and its associations with host and environmental factors in a population-level cohort – Suguru Nishijima – Nature Communications

Review: Mutualistic interplay between bacteriophages and bacteria in the human gut – Andrey N. Shkoporov – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Identification of trypsin-degrading commensals in the large intestine – Youxian Li – Nature

Microbiota imbalance induced by dietary sugar disrupts immune-mediated protection from metabolic syndrome – Yoshinaga Kawano – Cell

Design, construction, and in vivo augmentation of a complex gut microbiome – Alice G. Cheng – Cell

Plant, root and soil microbiome

Source and acquisition of rhizosphere microbes in Antarctic vascular plants – Sergio Guajardo-Leiva – Frontiers in Microbiology

Animal microbiome

Individual variation in the avian gut microbiota: the influence of host state and environmental heterogeneity – Shane E. Somers – bioRxiv

Animal experiment

From germ-free to wild: modulating microbiome complexity to understand mucosal immunology – Carolyn A. Thomson – Mucosal Immunology

July 13, 2022

Today’s digest features studies on the leaf-microbiome of 🍅 and 🍓 plants (+ bumblebees and mites), human gut and wastewater resistome, and more. Happy reading!

Reproductive tract

Female reproductive tract microbiota and recurrent pregnancy loss: a nested case-control study – Pirkko Peuranpää – Reproductive BioMedicine Online

Gut microbiome

Dynamic metabolic interactions and trophic roles of human gut microbes identified using a minimal microbiome exhibiting ecological properties – Sudarshan A. Shetty – Journal of the International Society for Microbial Ecology

*Within-patient evolution of plasmid-mediated antimicrobial resistance – Javier DelaFuente – bioRxiv

An expanded reference map of the human gut microbiome reveals hundreds of previously unknown species – Sigal Leviatan – Nature Communications

Animal microbiome

Carpenter Bees (Xylocopa) Harbor a Distinctive Gut Microbiome Related to That of Honey Bees and Bumble Bees – Jo-anne C. Holley – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Animal experiments

Gardnerella Exposures Alter Bladder Gene Expression and Augment Uropathogenic Escherichia coli Urinary Tract Infection in Mice – Nicole M. Gilbert – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

Plant microbiome

*The Greenhouse Phyllosphere Microbiome and Associations with Introduced Bumblebees and Predatory Mites – Marie Legein – Microbiology Spectrum

Food microbiome

Longitudinal, multi-platform metagenomics yields a high-quality genomic catalog and guides an in vitro model for cheese communities – Christina C. Saak – bioRxiv

New insights of bacterial communities in fermented vegetables from shotgun metagenomics and identification of antibiotic resistance genes and probiotic bacteria – Muhammad Yasir – Food Research International

Water microbiome

*High-resolution characterisation of short-term temporal variability in the taxonomic and resistome composition of wastewater influent – Kevin Kaibond Chau – bioRxiv

Pilot investigation on biostability of drinking water distribution systems under water source switching – Kejia Zhang – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Bioinformatics

*BinaRena: a dedicated interactive platform for human-guided exploration and binning of metagenomes – Michael J. Pavia – bioRxiv

getSequenceInfo: a suite of tools allowing to get genome sequence information from public repositories – Vincent Moco – BMC Bioinformatics

baseLess: Lightweight detection of sequences in raw MinION data – Ben Noordijk – bioRxiv

June 13, 2022

Today’s digest features metagenomics for clinical UTI diagnostics, microbial diversity in kombucha tea, microbial source tracking using single nucleotide variants, and more. Happy reading!

Neonatal microbiome

Editorial: More data needed on neonatal microbiome seeding – W. Florian Fricke & Jacques Ravel – Microbiome

Urinary microbiome

The Urobiomes of Adult Women With Various Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Status Differ: A Re-Analysis – Cara Joyce – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

*Metagenomic DNA sequencing for semi-quantitative pathogen detection from urine: a prospective, laboratory-based, proof-of-concept study – Victoria A Janes – The Lancet Microbe

Gut microbiome

Perspective: Tiny Gatekeepers: Microbial Control of Host Drug Transporters – Than S. Kyaw and Peter J. Turnbaugh – Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics

Host hepatic metabolism is modulated by gut microbiota-derived sphingolipids – Henry H. Le – Cell Host & Microbe

Linking gastrointestinal microbiota and metabolome dynamics to clinical outcomes in paediatric haematopoietic stem cell transplantation – Gintare Vaitkute – Microbiome

Animal microbiome

Microbiomes of microscopic marine invertebrates do not reveal signatures of phylosymbiosis – Vittorio Boscaro – Nature Microbiology

Water microbiome

Cyanopeptides restriction and degradation co-mediate microbiota assembly during a freshwater cyanobacterial harmful algal bloom (CyanoHAB) – Han Gao – Water Research

Low diversity and microdiversity of comammox bacteria in wastewater systems suggests wastewater-specific adaptation within the Ca. Nitrospira nitrosa cluster – Irmarie Cotto – bioRxiv

Soil microbiome

Substrate Utilization and Competitive Interactions Among Soil Bacteria Vary With Life-History Strategies – Ying Wang – Frontiers in Microbiology

In-depth characterization of denitrifier communities across different soil ecosystems in the tundra – Igor S. Pessi – bioRxiv

Food

*Microbial Diversity and Interaction Specificity in Kombucha Tea Fermentations – Elizabeth A. Landis – mSystems

Spontaneous Riboflavin-Overproducing Limosilactobacillus reuteri for Biofortification of Fermented Foods – Irina Spacova, Sarah Ahannach – Frontiers in Nutrition

Bioinformatics

coda4microbiome: compositional data analysis for microbiome studies – M.Luz Calle & Antoni Susin – bioRxiv

GeneToList: A web application to assist with gene identifiers for the non-bioinformatics-savvy scientist – Joshua D. Breidenbach – bioRxiv

*Microbiome source tracking using single nucleotide variants – Leah Briscoe – bioRxiv

May 5, 2022

Today’s digest features a review on the role of bacterial translocation (especially oral-gut axis) in health and disease, a proof-of-concept study on probiotics on processing of negative emotions in humans, and more. Happy reading!

Let’s talk microbiome science at the next #MVIF!

Sterile (?) environment

Comprehensive human amniotic fluid metagenomics supports the sterile womb hypothesis – HanChen Wang – Scientific Reports

Probiotics

Lactobacillus acidophilus, L. plantarum, L. rhamnosus, and L. reuteri Cell-Free Supernatants Inhibit Candida parapsilosis Pathogenic Potential upon Infection of Vaginal Epithelial Cells Monolayer and in a Transwell Coculture System In Vitro – Luca Spaggiari – Microbiology Spectrum

*Probiotic Mixture Containing Lactobacillus helveticus, Bifidobacterium longum and Lactiplantibacillus plantarum Affects Brain Responses Toward an Emotional Task in Healthy Subjects: A Randomized Clinical Trial – Julia Rode – Frontiers in Nutrition

Vaginal microbiome

Identification and characterization of novel endolysins targeting Gardnerella vaginalis biofilms to treat bacterial vaginosis – Sara Arroyo-Moreno – npj Biofilms and Microbiomes

Gut microbiome

*Review: Deciphering mechanisms and implications of bacterial translocation in human health and disease – Shen Jin – Current Opinion in Microbiology

Two Competing Guilds as a Core Microbiome Signature for Chronic Diseases – Guojun Wu – bioRxiv

Neonatal Immune Challenge influences the Microbiota and Behaviour in a Sexually Dimorphic Manner – A. Cuskelly – Brain, Behavior, and Immunity

Review: Diet- and microbiota-related metabolite, 5-aminovaleric acid betaine (5-AVAB), in health and disease – Retu Haikonen – Trends in Endocrinology & Metabolism

Gut mycobiome

Review: “Molding” immunity—modulation of mucosal and systemic immunity by the intestinal mycobiome in health and disease – Mackenzie W. Gutierrez – Nature Mucosal Immunology

Animal experiments

Evolution of the murine gut resistome following broad-spectrum antibiotic treatment – Laura de Nies – Nature Communications & Behind the paper here.

Plant, root/soil microbiome

*Sugars dominate the seagrass rhizosphere – E. Maggie Sogin – Nature Ecology & Evolution

Viruses

A snapshot of the global drinking water virome: Diversity and metabolic potential vary with residual disinfectant use – Bridget Hegarty – Water Research

Techniques

Fast quantification of gut bacterial species in cocultures using flow cytometry and supervised classification – Charlotte C. van de Velde – ISME Communications

Bioinformatics

A deep siamese neural network improves metagenome-assembled genomes in microbiome datasets across different environments – Shaojun Pan – Nature Communications

HiFine: integrating Hi-c-based and shotgun-based methods to reFine binning of metagenomic contigs – Yuxuan Du and Fengzhu Sun – Bioinformatics

happi: a Hierarchical Approach to Pangenomics Inference – Pauline Trinh – bioRxiv

Investigating the impact of database choice on the accuracy of metagenomic read classification for the rumen microbiome – Rebecca H. Smit – bioRxiv

TAMPA: interpretable analysis and visualization of metagenomics-based taxon abundance profiles – Varuni Sarwal – bioRxiv

April 6, 2022

Today’s digest features studies on microbial genes of unknown function, oral microbiome of smokeless tobacco consumers, non-industrialized infant microbiome, and more news. Happy reading!

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Global microbiome

Global Distribution of mcr Gene Variants in 214K Metagenomic Samples – Hannah-Marie Martiny – mSystems

Symposium Review: After the storm—Perspectives on the taxonomy of Lactobacillaceae – Nanzhen Qiao – JDS Communications

Oral microbiome

Assessing the Effect of Smokeless Tobacco Consumption on Oral Microbiome in Healthy and Oral Cancer Patients – Rituja Saxena – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

Gut microbiome

Unravelling specific diet and gut microbial contributions to inflammatory bowel disease – Gabriel Vasconcelos Pereira – bioRxiv

Effects of caloric restriction on the gut microbiome are linked with immune senescence – Julia Sbierski-Kind – Microbiome

Tap water as a natural vehicle for microorganisms shaping the human gut microbiome – Gabriele Andrea Lugli – Environmental Microbiology

Review: Diet-gut microbiota interactions on cardiovascular disease – Xufei Zhang and Philippe Gérard – Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal

*Robust Variation in Infant Gut Microbiome Assembly Across a Spectrum of Lifestyles – Matthew R Olm – bioRxiv

Animal microbiome

Extensive metagenomic analysis of the porcine gut resistome to identify indicators reflecting antimicrobial resistance – Yunyan Zhou – Microbiome

Animal experiment

Modulation of the gut microbiome by novel synthetic glycans for the production of propionate and the reduction of cardiometabolic risk factors – Yves A Millet – bioRxiv

Plant microbiome

The phyllosphere microbiome shifts toward combating melanose pathogen – Pu-Dong Li – Microbiome

Wastewater microbiome

Near-neutral pH increased n-caprylate production in a microbiome with product inhibition of methanogenesis – Rodolfo Palomo-Briones – bioRxiv

Techniques

Review: Next-generation sequencing: insights to advance clinical investigations of the microbiome – Caroline R. Wensel – The Journal of Clinical Investigations

Metagenomics-enabled microbial surveillance – Karrie K. K. Ko – Nature Microbiology

Bioinformatics

Software testing in microbial bioinformatics: a call to action – Boas C.L. van der Putten – Microbial Genomics

Review: Machine Learning and Deep Learning Applications in Metagenomic Taxonomy and Functional Annotation – Alban Mathieu – Frontiers in Microbiology

*Unifying the known and unknown microbial coding sequence space – Chiara Vanni – eLife

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March 7, 2022

hard to do science

Originally tweeted by Peter Fabian (@PeterFabianLab) on March 4, 2022.


General microbiome

Microbial invasion of a toxic medium is facilitated by a resident community but inhibited as the community co-evolves – Philippe Piccardi – bioRxiv

Could a Focus on the “Why” of Taxonomy Help Taxonomy Better Respond to the Needs of Science and Society? – Leighton Pritchard – Preprints

Vaginal microbiome

Cysteine dependence of Lactobacillus iners is a potential therapeutic target for vaginal microbiota modulation – Seth M. Bloom – Nature Microbiology

Citizen-science map of the vaginal microbiome – Sarah Lebeer – Research Square

Insight into the ecology of vaginal bacteria through integrative analyses of metagenomic and metatranscriptomic data – Michael T France – Genome Biology

Urinary microbiome

Review: The gut, vaginal, and urine microbiome in overactive bladder: a systematic review – Christina Sze – International Urogynecology Journal

Gut microbiome

Identification of antimicrobial peptides from the human gut microbiome using deep learning – Yue Ma – Nature Biotechnology

Microbiome risk profiles as biomarkers for inflammatory and metabolic disorders – Amira Metwaly – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Animal microbiome

Temporal variations shape the gut microbiome ecology of the moth Brithys crini – Jesús Marín-Miret – Environmental Microbiology

Bioinformatics

Systematically assessing microbiome–disease associations identifies drivers of inconsistency in metagenomic research – Braden T. Tierney – PlosBiology

MultiBaC: An R package to remove batch effects in multi-omic experiments – Manuel Ugidos – Bioinformatics

HiCBin: binning metagenomic contigs and recovering metagenome-assembled genomes using Hi-C contact maps – Yuxuan Du & Fengzhu Sun – Genome Biology


TOMORROW MVIF #7 and the latest microbiome science!

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Originally tweeted by Microbiome Virtual International Forum (@MicrobiomeVIF) on February 17, 2022.

February 4, 2022

Today’s digest is super diverse (read cool!): novel genes from uncultivated prokaryotes, a new Latilactobacillus species isolated from leaves of a strawberry plant (read the full 🍓 story behind the paper!), the benchmarking study of taxonomic profilers for long-read shotgun metagenomic datasets, and more. The first Issue of a new international peer-reviewed, open access, microbiome-oriented journal – the Microbiome Research Reports – is out with one original article, one perspective and four reviews.
And, a bit of shameless self-promotion, check out my preprint on urinary microbiome of healthy European women!
Happy Friday!

Global microbiome

*Functional and evolutionary significance of unknown genes from uncultivated taxa – Alvaro Rodríguez – bioRxiv

Ear microbiome

The adult microbiome of healthy and otitis patients: Definition of the core healthy and diseased ear microbiomes – Maria Burton – PlosOne

Respiratory microbiome

Intestinal Akkermansia muciniphila predicts clinical response to PD-1 blockade in patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer – Lisa Derosa – Nature Medicine

Associations and recovery dynamics of the nasopharyngeal microbiota during influenza‑like illness in the aging population – Sudarshan A. Shetty – Scientific Reports

Genomic diversity and antimicrobial resistance of Prevotella species isolated from chronic lung disease airways – Kasey A. Webb – Microbial Genomics

Gut microbiome

Effect of host genetics on the gut microbiome in 7,738 participants of the Dutch Microbiome Project – Esteban A. Lopera-Maya – Nature Genetics


The gut bacterial community potentiates Clostridioides difficile infection severity – Nicholas A Lesniak – bioRxiv

Emergent evolutionary forces in spatial models of microbial growth in the human gut microbiota – Olivia M. Ghosh and Benjamin H. Good – bioRxiv

Review: Microbiome-based therapeutics – Matthew T. Sorbara and Eric G. Pamer – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Review: Multimodal interactions of drugs, natural compounds and pollutants with the gut microbiota –Anna E. Lindell – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Review: Gut microbiome and health: mechanistic insights – Willem M de Vos – Gut

Vaginal microbiome

Gardnerella vaginalis induces matrix metalloproteinases in the cervicovaginal epithelium through TLR-2 activation – Kristin D. Gerson – American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology/SMFM 42nd Annual Meeting: The Pregnancy Meeting

Urinary microbiome

*Extended bacterial diversity of the urinary microbiome of reproductive-age healthy European women captured by culturomics and long-read amplicon sequencing – Svetlana Ugarcina Perovic – bioRxiv


Phylogenetic analysis and antimicrobial susceptibility profile of uropathogens – Hanif Ullah – PlosOne

Multidrug-resistant Uro-associated Escherichia coli Populations and Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections in Patients Performing Clean Intermittent Self-catheterisation – Catherine Mowbray – European Urology Open Science

Plant microbiome

*Latilactobacillus fragifolii sp. nov., isolated from leaves of a strawberry plant (Fragaria x ananassa) – Marie Legein – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Ecology and potential functions of plant-associated microbial communities in cold environments – Malek Marian – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Animal microbiome

Gut microbiome of the largest living rodent harbors unprecedented enzymatic systems to degrade plant polysaccharides – Lucelia Cabral – Nature Communications

Review: Pesticide-induced disturbances of bee gut microbiotas – Michelle Z Hotchkiss – FEMS Microbiology Reviews

Animal experiments

Effect of a freeze-dried coffee solution in a high-fat diet-induced obesity model in rats: Impact on inflammatory response, lipid profile, and gut microbiota – Marilia Hermes Cavalcanti – PlosOne

Gut microbiota and butyrate contribute to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in premenopause due to estrogen deficiency – Limin Liu – PlosOne

Techniques

BIOME-Preserve: A novel storage and transport medium for preserving anaerobic microbiota samples for culture recovery – Embriette R. Hyde – PlosOne

Species-targeted sorting and cultivation of commensal bacteria from the gut microbiome using flow cytometry under anaerobic conditions – Samuel Bellais – Microbiome

Bioinformatics

*Evaluation of taxonomic profiling methods for long-read shotgun metagenomic sequencing datasets – Daniel M Portik – bioRxiv

AGAMEMNON: an Accurate metaGenomics And MEtatranscriptoMics quaNtificatiON analysis suite – Giorgos Skoufos – Genome Biology

McComedy: A user-friendly tool for next-generation individual-based modeling of microbial consumer-resource systems – André Bogdanowski – Plos Computational Biology

VeChat: Correcting errors in long reads using variation graphs – Xiao Luo – bioRxiv

ReadBouncer: Precise and Scalable Adaptive Sampling for Nanopore Sequencing – Jens-Uwe Ulrich – bioRxiv


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January 10, 2022

Today’s digest features studies on glycosaminoglycans degradation by urinary microbiome, social network of honeybees, improved DNA extraction for low biomass samples, the LotuS2 tool for amplicon sequencing analysis, and more. Happy Monday!


Gut microbiome

Review: The role of the microbiota in the management of intensive care patients – Piotr Szychowiak – Annals of Intensive Care

Review: The Gut Microbiome in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME)/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) – Rahel S. König – Frontiers in Immunology

Review: Opioid Use, Gut Dysbiosis, Inflammation, and the Nervous System – Richa Jalodia – Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology

Urinary microbiome

*A Semi-Quantitative Assay to Measure Glycosaminoglycan Degradation by the Urinary Microbiota – Vivian H. Nguyen – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

Vaginal microbiome

Composition and Stability of the Vaginal Microbiota of Pregnant Women With Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Janet E Hill – Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Skin microbiome

*Anatomy promotes neutral coexistence of strains in the human skin microbiome – Arolyn Conwill – Cell Host & Microbe

Water microbiome

Tenets of a Holistic Approach to Drinking Water-Associated Pathogen Research, Management, and Communication – Caitlin Proctor – Water Research

Animal microbiome

Review: Possibilities and limits for using the gut microbiome to improve captive animal health – Jessica Diaz & Aspen T. Reese – Animal Microbiome

The mosquito microbiome includes habitat-specific but rare symbionts – Hans Schrieke – Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal

*The gut microbiota affects the social network of honeybees – Joanito Liberti – bioRxiv

Techniques and methods

Combined assembly of long and short sequencing reads improve the efficiency of exploring the soil metagenome – Guoshun Xu – BMC Genomics

Enrichment of gut microbiome strains for cultivation-free genome sequencing using droplet microfluidics – Anna Pryszlak – Cell Report Methods

When to suspect contamination rather than colonization – lessons from a putative fetal sheep microbiome – Simone Bihl – Gut Microbes

*Microvolume DNA extraction methods for microscale amplicon and metagenomic studies – Anna R. Bramucci – ISME Communications

Bioinformatics

*LotuS2: An ultrafast and highly accurate tool for amplicon sequencing analysis – Ezgi Özkurt – bioRxiv

Generating lineage-resolved, complete metagenome-assembled genomes from complex microbial communities – Derek M. Bickhart – Nature Biotechnology