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

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 6, 2022

Happy Friday! Today’s microbiome digest is a grab bag of articles on topics such as antibiotic cycling and bacterial contamination in surgery, phage isolated from diseased seafood, and microbial communities in snuff. I was particularly interested to see the article focused on degradation genes found in steel industrial soil communities. Finally, I enjoyed checking out two preprints on oral microbiota in Agta, a group of hunter-gatherers from the Philippines.

General microbiome

Preprint: The making of the oral microbiome in Agta hunter-gatherers – Dobon et al. – bioRxiv

Preprint: Microbial population dynamics decouple nutrient affinity from environmental concentration – Fink et al. – bioRxiv

Beneath the surface: Amino acid variation underlying two decades of dengue virus antigenic dynamics in Bangkok, Thailand – Huang et al. – PLOS Pathogens

Preprint: Hunter-gatherer oral microbiomes are shaped by contact network structure – Muscitto et al. – bioRxiv

Which vaccine attributes foster vaccine uptake? A cross-country conjoint experiment – Stöckli et al. – PLOS ONE

Associations between microbial communities and key chemical constituents in U.S. domestic moist snuff – Tyxobert et al. – PLOS ONE

Multi-site human microbiome

Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection, immune activation, and risk of HIV acquisition – Bender Ignacio et al. – PLOS ONE

The effects of antibiotic cycling and mixing on acquisition of antibiotic resistant bacteria in the ICU: A post-hoc individual patient analysis of a prospective cluster-randomized crossover study – van Duijin et al. – PLOS ONE

Human gut microbiome

Efficacy of laparotomy sponges to reduce bacterial contamination using an in vitro gastrointestinal surgery model – Bezhentseva et al. – PLOS ONE

Animal experiments

Virulence and antimicrobial resistance gene profiles of Staphylococcus aureus associated with clinical mastitis in cattle – Neelam et al. – PLOS ONE

Preexisting Trichinella spiralis infection attenuates the severity of Pseudomonas aeruginosa-induced pneumonia – Rong Long et al. – PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Metagenomic analysis for taxonomic and functional potential of Polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and Polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) degrading bacterial communities in steel industrial soil – Sandhu et al. – PLOS ONE

Water and extremophile microbiome

Transcriptomic analysis of chloride tolerance in Leptospirillum ferriphilum DSM 14647 adapted to NaCl – Rivera-Araya et al. – PLOS ONE

Food microbiology

Sole and combined effect of foliar zinc and arbuscular mycorrhizae inoculation on basmati rice growth, productivity and grains nutrient – Mehmood et al. – PLOS ONE

Characterization and complete genome sequence analysis of a newly isolated phage against Vibrio parahaemolyticus from sick shrimp in Qingdao, China – Tian et al. – PLOS ONE


Financial incentives to increase stool collection rates for microbiome studies in adult bone marrow transplant patients – Thompson et al. – PLOS ONE

March 23, 2022

General microbiome

Microbial communities form rich extracellular metabolomes that foster metabolic interactions and promote drug tolerance – Yu et al. – Nature Microbiology

Human skin microbiome

Skin microbiota diversity among genetically unrelated individuals of Indian origin – Pothbhare et al. – PeerJ

Human gut microbiome

[REVIEW]Gut microbiota and allergic diseases in children – Akagawa & Kaneko – Allergology International

[REVIEW]Gut microbiome: New biomarkers in early screening of colorectal cancer – Zhou et al. – Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis

Can gut microbiota throughout the first 10 years of life predict executive functioning in childhood? – Eckermann et al. – Developmental Psychobiology

[PREPRINT]Meta-analysis of the autism gut microbiome identifies factors influencing study discrepancies and machine learning classification – Chavira, Wang & Mills – bioRxiv

Changes of Intestinal Microflora in Colorectal Cancer Patients after Surgical Resection and Chemotherapy – Huang et al. – Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine

Animal microbiome

Captivity and Animal Microbiomes: Potential Roles of Microbiota for Influencing Animal Conservation – Dallas & Warne – Microbial Ecology

Changes in gut microbiota composition with age and correlations with gut inflammation in rats – Meng et al. – PLOS One

[REVIEW]Translational multi-omics microbiome research for strategies to improve cattle production and health – Wang & Guan – Emerging Topics in Lefe Sciences

Multi-omics reveals host metabolism associated with the gut microbiota composition in mice with dietary ε-polylysine – Zhang et al. – Food & Function

Soil causes gut microbiota to flourish and total serum IgE levels to decrease in mice – Zhou et al. – Environmental Microbiology

Microbiome-metabolomics deciphers the effects of Cistanche deserticola polysaccharides on agedconstipated rats – Liu et al. – Food & Function

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

[PREPRINT]Plant Virus Database: a resource for exploring the diversity of plant viruses and their interactions with hosts – Wu et al. – bioRxiv

Waste microbiome

[PREPRINT]Identification of Microbial Flora and Isolation of Functional Strains Related to the Degradation of Domestic Waste – Huang, Liu & Zong – bioRxiv

Food microbiology

Comprehensive characterization of the bacterial community structure and metabolite composition of food waste fermentation products via microbiome and metabolome analyses – Li et al. – PLOS One


MetaPop: a pipeline for macro- and microdiversity analyses and visualization of microbial and viral metagenome-derived populations – Gregory et al. – Microbiome

HAM-ART: An optimised culture-free Hi-C metagenomics pipeline for tracking antimicrobial resistance genes in complex microbial communities – Kalmar et al. – PLOS Genetics


[PREPRINT]Vaginal microbiome-host interactions modeled in a human vagina-on-a-chip – Mahajan et al. – bioRxiv

Microbes in the news (popular press, EurekAlert, ScienceDaily, Youtube, NPR, etc)

Florence tomb by Michelangelo restored with aid of bacteria – The Guardian

March 02, 2022

General microbiome

Bacterial-Fungal Interactions and Their Impact on Microbial Pathogenesis – MacAlpine, Robbins & Cowen – Molecular Ecology

Pregnancy and early life

Influence of timing of maternal antibiotic administration during caesarean section on infant microbial colonisation: a randomised controlled trial – Dierikx et al. – Gut

Human skin microbiome

Predominance of Staphylococcus correlates with wound burden and disease activity in dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa: a prospective case-control study – Reimer-Taschenbrecker et al. – Journal of Investigative Dermatology

[REVIEW]Towards standardized and reproducible research in skin microbiomes – Ruuskanen et al. – Environmental Microbiology

Human oral microbiome

Comparability of microbiota of swabbed and spit saliva – Kaan et al. – Oral Sciences

Human gut microbiome

A multiple-dimension model for microbiota of patients with colorectal cancer from normal participants and other intestinal disorders – Shen et al. – Applied Microbial and Cell Physiology

Associations between Drinking Water Source and Gut Microbiota Composition in the American Gut Project Database – Vanhaecke – Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism

Rethinking Parkinson Disease: Exploring Gut-Brain Interactions and the Potential Role of Exercise – Zapanta et al. – Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Journal

[PREPRINT]Mucosal microbiomes and Fusobacterium genomics in Vietnamese colorectal cancer patients – Tran et al. – bioRxiv

How to Maintain a Healthy Gut Microbiome in Children with Cancer? Gut Microbiome Association with Diet in Children with Solid Tumors Postchemotherapy – Zhou et al. – OMICS: A Journal of Integrative Biology

[REVIEW]The potential utility of fecal (or intestinal) microbiota transplantation in controlling infectious diseases – Ghani et al. – Gut Microbes

Cross-cohort gut microbiome associations with immune checkpoint inhibitor response in advanced melanoma – Lee et al. – Nature Medicine

Intestinal microbiota signatures of clinical response and immune-related adverse events in melanoma patients treated with anti-PD-1 – McCulloch et al. – Nature Medicine

Establishing the role of the gut microbiota in susceptibility to recurrent urinary tract infections – Worby et al. – JCI

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

High environmental temperature: Insights into behavioural, neurodevelopmental and gut microbiome changes following gestational exposure in rats – Adebiyi – Neuroscience

Animal microbiome (for animals in the wild)

Unraveling the microbiota of the fish parasite Pseudoterranova decipiens in codfish (Gadus morhua) reveals a fish-related bacterial community – Saelens & Houf – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Microbial biogeography of the wombat gastrointestinal tract – Eisenhofer et al. – PeerJ

Intrinsic variation in the vertically transmitted core virome of the mosquito Aedes aegypti – Coatsworth et al. – Molecular Ecology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Multiomics Reveals the Effect of Root Rot on Polygonati Rhizome and Identifies Pathogens and Biocontrol Strain – Pang et al. – Microbiology Spectrum

Long-term effect of epigenetic modification in plant–microbe interactions: modification of DNA methylation induced by plant growth-promoting bacteria mediates promotion process – Chen et al. – Microbiome


[PREPRINT]Achieving pan-microbiome biological insights via the dbBact knowledge base – Amir et al. – bioRxiv

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


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


*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


January 21, 2022

Human and General Microbiome

Metabolite-based dietary supplementation in human type 1 diabetes is associated with microbiota and immune modulation – Kirstine J Bell – Microbiome

GWAS-associated bacteria and their metabolites appear to be causally related to the development of inflammatory bowel disease – Zhenhuang Zhuang – European Journal of Clinical Nutrition

The vaginal Torquetenovirus titer varies with vaginal microbiota composition in pregnant women – Tania Regina Tozetto-Mendoza – PloS ONE

Can the Acid-formation Potential of Saliva Detect a Caries-related Shift in the Oral Microbiome? – Cornelia Frese – Oral Health & Preventive Dentistry

Gut microbiome alterations and gut barrier dysfunction are associated with host immune homeostasis in COVID-19 patients – Zhonghan Sun – BMC Medicine

Predicting Treatment Nonresponse in Hispanic/Latino Children Receiving Silver Diamine Fluoride for Caries Arrest: A Pilot Study Using Machine Learning – Ryan Richard Ruff – Frontiers in Oral Health

The Gut Microbiome of Adults With Type 1 Diabetes and Its Association With the Host Glycemic Control – Smadar Shilo – Diabetes Care

Evaluation of Bacterial Diversity and Evolutionary Dynamics of Gut Bifidobacterium longum Isolates Obtained from Older Individuals in Hubei Province, China – Zhendong Zhang – Microbiology Spectrum

Review: Frontiers in Oral Mucosal Immunity and the Microbiome – Georgios N Belibasakis – Frontiers in Oral Health

Review: The microbiota-gut-brain axis: pathways to better brain health. Perspectives on what we know, what we need to investigate and how to put knowledge into practice – Anirikh Chakrabarti – Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences

Meta-Analysis: Predictors of Fecal Microbiota Transplant Failure in Clostridioides difficile Infection: An Updated Meta-analysis – Azizullah Beran – Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology

Systematic Review: The Role of Gut Microbiota-Brain Axis in Pathophysiology of ADHD: A Systematic Review – Salman Shirvani-Rad – Journal of Attention Disorders

Systematic Review: Meta-Analysis Using NGS Data: The Veillonella Species in Dental Caries – Naile Dame-Teixeira – Frontiers in Oral Health

Beneficial Microbes and Compounds

Peppermint oil effects on the gut microbiome in children with functional abdominal pain – Santosh Thapa – Clinical and Translational Science

SER-109, an Oral Microbiome Therapy for Recurrent Clostridioides difficile Infection – Paul Feuerstadt – The New England Journal of Medicine

Lactiplantibacillus plantarum CCFM1019 attenuate polycystic ovary syndrome through butyrate dependent gut-brain mechanism – Yufeng He – Food & Function

Causal relationship between gut microbiota and serum vitamin D: evidence from genetic correlation and Mendelian randomization study – Xiaolin Yang – European Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Review: Modulation of Gut Microbiota and Immune System by Probiotics, Pre-biotics, and Post-biotics – Yue Liu – Frontiers in Nutrition

Review: Outlook on next-generation probiotics from the human gut – Francesca De Filippis – Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences

Animal Microbiome

Seasonal shift of the gut microbiome synchronizes host peripheral circadian rhythm for physiological adaptation to a low-fat diet in the giant panda – Guangping Huang – Cell Reports

Seasonal variations in the composition and functional profiles of gut microbiota reflect dietary changes in plateau pikas – Chao Fan – Integrative Zoology

N-acyl-homoserine lactone produced by Rahnella inusitata isolated from the gut of Galleria mellonella influences Salmonella phenotypes – Leonardo Luiz de Freitas – Brazilian Journal of Microbiology

Comparative 16S Metabarcoding of Nile Tilapia Gut Microbiota from the Northern Lakes of Egypt – Ahmed M Serag – Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology

Diversity and Distribution of Microbial Communities Associated with Reef Corals of the Malay Peninsula – Dhivya P Kanisan – Microbial Ecology

The Harris’ hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus) as a source of pathogenic human yeasts: a potential risk to human health – Gustavo Dornelles – Future Microbiology

Increased microbial diversity and decreased prevalence of common pathogens in the gut microbiomes of wild turkeys compared to domestic turkeys – Julia Craft – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Comparative Evaluation of the Effect of Metformin and Insulin on Gut Microbiota and Metabolome Profiles of Type 2 Diabetic Rats Induced by the Combination of Streptozotocin and High-Fat Diet – Nan Hu – Frontiers in Pharmacology

Plant Microbiome

Modulating the rhizosphere microbiome by altering the cocktail of root secretions – Wei Zhang – Plant Physiology

Book Chapter: Characterization of Tobacco Microbiome by Metagenomics Approach – R Suresh Kumar – Methods in Molecular Biology 

Bioinformatics and Genomics

Incorporating genome-based phylogeny and functional similarity into diversity assessments helps to resolve a global collection of human gut metagenomes – Nicholas D Youngblut – Environmental Microbiology

Single-cell Microbiomics Unveils Distribution and Patterns of Microbial Symbioses in the Natural Environment – Vittorio Boscaro – Microbial Ecology

Adaptive and powerful microbiome multivariate association analysis via feature selection – Kalins Banerjee – NAR Genomics and Bioinformatics

Metabolic modeling of host-microbe interactions for therapeutics in colorectal cancer – Prerna Bhalla – NPJ Systems Biology and Applications

January 12, 2022

General microbiome

[PERSPECTIVE]It’s the Economy, Stupid: Applying (Micro)economic Principles to Microbiome Science – Kashtan, Bushong and Leveau – mSystems

[PERSPECTIVE]Conceptual Exchanges for Understanding Free-Living and Host-Associated Microbiomes – Pfister et al. – mSystems

Human endometrial microbiome

Endometrial microbiota composition is associated with reproductive outcome in infertile patients – Moreno et al. – Microbiome

Human oral microbiome

[REVIEW]Temporal development of the infant oral microbiome – Blum et al. – Critical Reviews in Microbiology

Human gut microbiome

Effect of antibiotic pretreatment on bacterial engraftment after Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT) in IBS-D – Singh et al. – Gut Microbes

[REVIEW]The gut microbiota can orchestrate the signaling pathways in colorectal cancer – Bennedsen et al. – Journal of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

Age-Associated Gut Dysbiosis, Marked by Loss of Butyrogenic Potential, Correlates With Altered Plasma Tryptophan Metabolites in Older People Living With HIV – Ghare et al. – Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

Intestinal Microbiota and Host Cooperate for Adaptation as a Hologenome – Zhou et al. – mSystems

The bacterial density of clinical rectal swabs is highly variable, correlates with sequencing contamination, and predicts patient risk of extraintestinal infection – Chanderraj et al. – Microbiome

Animal microbiome

Consistent changes in the intestinal microbiota of Atlantic salmon fed insect meal diets – Li et al. – Animal Microbiome

Maternal regulation of biliary disease in neonates via gut microbial metabolites – Jee et al. – Nature Communications

Reduced calorie diet combined with NNMT inhibition establishes a distinct microbiome in DIO mice – Dimet-Wiley et al. – Scientific Reports

Comparison of Gut Microbiota and Metabolic Status of Sows With Different Litter Sizes During Pregnancy – Chen et al. – Front. Vet. Sci.

Modulation of gut microbiota impacts diet-induced and drug-induced alopecia in mice – Lam et al. – Gut

Sex-specific differences in the gut microbiota and fecal metabolites in an adolescent valproic acid-induced rat autism model – Gu et al. – Frontiers in Bioscience Landmark

Host tp53 mutation induces gut dysbiosis eliciting inflammation through disturbed sialic acid metabolism – Lee et al. – Microbiome

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Whole-Genome Duplication and Host Genotype Affect Rhizosphere Microbial Communities – Ponsford et al. – mSystems


A Goldilocks Principle for the Gut Microbiome: Taxonomic Resolution Matters for Microbiome-Based Classification of Colorectal Cancer – Armour et al. – mBio

Towards a metagenomics machine learning interpretable model for understanding the transition from adenoma to colorectal cancer – Casimiro-Soriguer et al. – Scientifi Reports


[PREPRINT]Library Preparation and Sequencing Platform Introduce Bias in Metagenomic-Based Characterizations of Microbiomes – Poulsen et al. – bioRxiv

December 22, 2021

General microbiome

[PREPRINT]Unconstrained coevolution of bacterial size and the latent period of plastic phage – Bonachela, Choua & Heath – bioRxiv

Not a ‘they’ but a ‘we’: the microbiome helps promote our well-being – Ragsdale – Journal of Biological Chemistry

Microbial metabolite delta-valerobetaine is a diet-dependent obesogen – Liu et al. – Nature Metabolism

[EDITORIAL]15 years of microbial biotechnology: the time has come to think big—and act soon – de Lorenzo – Microbial Biotechnology

Pregnancy and early life

Microbial community networks across body sites are associated with susceptibility to respiratory infections in infants – Reyman et al. – Communications Biology

Human oral microbiome

Profiling the oral microbiomes in patients with Alzheimer’s disease – Guo et al. – Oral Diseases

Human skin microbiome

[REVIEW]Human Skin Microbiota in Health and Disease – Bay & Ring – Journal of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

Human vaginal microbiome

Human implantation: The complex interplay between endometrial receptivity, inflammation, and the microbiome – Sehring & Jeelani – Placenta

Large-scale characterisation of the pregnancy vaginal microbiome and sialidase activity in a low-risk Chinese population – Ng et al. – NPJ Biofilms and Microbiomes

Human gut microbiome

The potential of gut microbiome as a non-invasive predictive biomarker for early detection of pancreatic cancer and hepatocellular carcinoma – Kaźmierczak-Siedlecka – European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences

The effect of antibiotics on the human microbiome: a systematic review – van Zyl et al. – International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents

[REVIEW]Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: the interplay between metabolism, microbes and immunity – Tilg et al. – Nature Metabolism

Clinical efficacy of fecal microbial transplantation treatment in adults with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis – Mashiah et al. – Immunity, Inflammation and Disease

Deviated and early unsustainable stunted development of gut microbiota in children with autism spectrum disorder – Lou et al. – Gut

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

Oat Fiber Modulates Hepatic Circadian Clock via Promoting Gut Microbiota-Derived Short Chain Fatty Acids – Han et al. – J. Agric. Food Chem.

Animal microbiome (for animals in the wild)

Effects of sublethal azadirachtin on the immune response and midgut microbiome of Apis cerana cerana (Hymenoptera: Apidae) – Zhao et al. – Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Analysis of the microbial diversity in the fecal material of the critically endangered African wild dog, Lycaon pictus – Sanches et al. – Archives of Microbiology

Divergence together with microbes: A comparative study of the associated microbiomes in the closely related Littorina species – Maltseva et al. – PLOS One

Gut microbiome composition, not alpha diversity, is associated with survival in a natural vertebrate population – Worsley et al. – Animal Microbiome

Clinical health issues, reproductive hormones, and metabolic hormones associated with gut microbiome structure in African and Asian elephants – Keady et al. – Animal Microbiome

Early life skin microbial trajectory as a function of vertical and environmental transmission in Bornean foam-nesting frogs – McGrath-Blaser et al. – Animal Microbiome

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

[PRERPINT]Disentangling the genetic basis of rhizosphere microbiome assembly in tomato – Oyserman et al. – bioRxiv

[PREPRINT]Amino acid availability determines plant immune homeostasis in the rhizosphere microbiome – Liu et al. – bioRxiv


Ancient Metagenomic Studies: Considerations for the Wider Scientific Community – der Sarkissian et al. – mSystems

Assessing the impact of storage time on the stability of stool microbiota richness, diversity, and composition – Holzhausen et al. – Gut Pathogens

November 10, 2021

Human urinary tract microbiome

[PREPRINT]Recurrent urinary tract infection and estrogen shape the taxonomic ecology and functional potential of the postmenopausal urobiome – Neugent et al. – bioRxiv

Human gut microbiome

The Impact of a Mediterranean Diet on the Gut Microbiome in Healthy Human Subjects: A Pilot Study – Rejeski et al. – Digestion

Altered diversity and composition of gut microbiota in patients with allergic rhinitis – Zhou et al. – Microbial Pathogenesis

Fecal Microbiome Transplantation for Recurrent Clostridioides difficile Infection: Treatment Efficacy, Short and Long-term Follow-up Results from Consecutive Case Series – Urbonas et al. – Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases

Donor screening for fecal microbiota transplantation in China: Evaluation of 8,483 candidates – Zhang et al. – Gastroenterology

Faecal microbial biomarkers in early diagnosis of colorectal cancer – Olovo et al. – Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Hepatocellular Cancer and Gut Microbiome: Time to Untie Gordian’s Knot – Aygün & Tözün – Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer

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

Cinnamic acid suppresses bone loss via induction of osteoblast differentiation with alteration of gut microbiota – Hong et al. – The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry

Gut microbiome affects the metabolism of metronidazole in mice through regulation of hepatic cytochromes P450 expression – Zemanová et al. – PLOS One

Animal microbiome (for animals in the wild)

[PREPRINT]Maternal effects on early-life gut microbiome maturation in a wild nonhuman primate – Baniel et al. – bioRxiv

Evidence of MHC class I and II influencing viral and helminth infection via the microbiome in a non-human primate – Montero et al. – PLOS Pathogens

Gut Microbiome of Wild Baltic Salmon (Salmo salar L.) Parr – Skrodenytė-Arbačiauskienė – Microbial Ecology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Artificial selection of stable rhizosphere microbiota leads to heritable plant phenotype changes – Jacquiod et al. – Ecology Letters

Plastic mulch debris in rhizosphere: Interactions with soil-microbe-plant systems – Liu et al. – Science of The Total Environment

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

[PREPRINT]Urbanization promotes specific bacteria in freshwater microbiomes including potential pathogens – Numberger et al. – bioRxiv


[PREPRINT]specificity : an R package for generalized specificity analysis, with example analyses of Hawaiian foliar endophytic Fungi, human gut microbiome bacteria, and Antarctic glacier bacteria – Darcy et al. – bioRxiv

[PREPRINT]Unifying the known and unknown microbial coding sequence space – Vanni et al. – bioRxiv

Identifying prognostic pairwise relationships among bacterial species in microbiome studies – Devlin, Martin & Ostrovnaya – PLOS Computational Biology

HashSeq: a Simple, Scalable, and Conservative De Novo Variant Caller for 16S rRNA Gene Data Sets – Fouladi, Young & Fodor – mSystems