June 18, 2022

Have a nice weekend! Today, in this Digest: The effect of the gut dysbiosis on prostate cancer, microbial inheritance, bee microbiome, rhizosphere microbiota, a comparison of DNA isolation techniques for deep amplicon sequencing, and more…

Human and General Microbiome

Gut dysbiosis promotes prostate cancer progression and docetaxel resistance via activating NF-κB-IL6-STAT3 axis – Weibo Zhong – Microbiome

On the effect of inheritance of microbes in commensal microbiomes – Román Zapién-Campos – BMC Ecology and Evolution

Ureaplasma and Prevotella colonization with Lactobacillus abundance during pregnancy facilitates term birth – Sunwha Park – Scientific Reports

Deep Grouping Analysis of the Altered Cervical Canal Microbiota in Intrauterine Adhesion Patients – Xiangdong Hua – Reproductive Sciences

Intestinal microbiota transplantation: do not forget the metabolites – Benjamin H Mullish – The Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Characterization of oral and gut microbiome and plasma metabolomics in COVID-19 patients after 1-year follow-up – Guang-Ying Cui – Military Medical Research

Congenitally underdeveloped intestine drives autism-related gut microbiota and behavior – Jie Li – Brain, Behavior, and Immunity

Beneficial Microbes and Compounds

Lacticaseibacillus rhamnosus HA-114 improves eating behaviors and mood-related factors in adults with overweight during weight loss: a randomized controlled trial – Béatrice S-Y Choi – Nutritional Neuroscience

Model Animal Microbiome

New Strains of Akkermansia muciniphila and Faecalibacterium prausnitzii are Effective for Improving the Muscle Strength of Mice with Immobilization-Induced Muscular Atrophy – Hye Rim Byeon – Journal of Medicinal food

Non-Model Animal Microbiome

Comparative metagenomics reveals expanded insights into intra- and interspecific variation among wild bee microbiomes – Wyatt A Shell – Communications Biology

Rumen multi-omics addressing diet-host-microbiome interplay in farm animals: a review – Sonam Dixit – Animal Biotechnology

Plant Microbiome

Spatio-temporal variation in the root-associated microbiota of orchard-grown apple trees – Maximilian Fernando Becker – Environmental Microbiome

Identifying plant genes shaping microbiota composition in the barley rhizosphere – Carmen Escudero-Martinez – Nature Communications

Disentangling the genetic basis of rhizosphere microbiome assembly in tomato – Ben O Oyserman – Nature Communications

Environmental Microbiome

Rapid changes in coastal ocean microbiomes uncoupled with shifts in environmental variables – Jessica L Gronniger – Environmental Microbiology

Microplastics alter nitrous oxide production and pathways through affecting microbiome in estuarine sediments – Cheng Chen – Water Research

500 metagenome-assembled microbial genomes from 30 subtropical estuaries in South China – Lei Zhou – Scientific Data

Food Microbiome

Microbiome and -omics application in food industry – Ilario Ferrocino – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Bioinformatic and Experimental Microbiome Analysis

A comparison of six DNA extraction protocols for 16S, ITS and shotgun metagenomic sequencing of microbial communities – Justin P Shaffer – BioTechniques

Review: Machine Learning Advances in Microbiology: A Review of Methods and Applications – Yiru Jiang – Frontiers in Microbiology

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


*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


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 28, 2022


Recently, Science released a special issue about microbiomes, with the following articles:

Human and General Microbiome  

Widespread stop-codon recoding in bacteriophages may regulate translation of lytic genes – Adair L Borges – Nature Microbiology

Characteristics of the gut microbiota in women with premenstrual symptoms: A cross-sectional study – Takashi Takeda – PloS ONE

Dynamic colonization of gut microbiota and its influencing factors among the breast-feeding infants during the first two years of life – Ping Li – Journal of Microbiology

Metabolomics analysis reveals molecular linkages for the impact of vitamin D on childhood allergic airway diseases – Yu-Ho Chang – Pediatric Allergy and Immunology

Lysophosphatidylserines derived from microbiota in Crohn’s disease elicit pathological Th1 response – Yuriko Otake-Kasamoto – Journal of Experimental Medicine 

Tumor tissue-specific bacterial biomarker panel for colorectal cancer: Bacteroides massiliensis, Alistipes species, Alistipes onderdonkii, Bifidobacterium pseudocatenulatum, Corynebacterium appendicis – Rizwana Hasan – Archives of Microbiology

Lung Microbiota of Critically Ill COVID-19 Patients are Associated with Non-Resolving Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome – Robert F J Kullberg – American Journal of Respiratory and Critical care Medicine

Altered Gut Microbiome in Patients With Dermatomyositis – Sangmee Sharon Bae – ACR Open Rheumatology

Review: Importance of crosstalk between the microbiota and the neuroimmune system for tissue homeostasis – Kunyu Li – Clinical & Translational Immunology

Review: Dietary influences on symptomatic and non-symptomatic toxicities during cancer treatment: A narrative review – Alan J Kim – Cancer Treatment Reviews

Review: How can patients with Clostridioides difficile infection on concomitant antibiotic treatment be best managed? – Fidelma Fitzpatrick – The Lancet. Infectious Diseases

Model Animal Microbiome

Protocol: Mouse Model to Study Salmonella-Induced Colitis – Katrin Ehrhardt – Methods in Molecular Biology

Amino acid-balanced diets improved DSS-induced colitis by alleviating inflammation and regulating gut microbiota – Sen Li – European Journal of Nutrition

Excess growth hormone alters the male mouse gut microbiome in an age-dependent manner – Elizabeth A Jensen – Endocrinology

Non-Model Animal Microbiome

Metagenomic Analysis of the Gastrointestinal Microbiota of Gadus morhua callarias L. Originating from a Chemical Munition Dump Site – Wojciech Wilczynski – Toxics

Bacterial Symbionts in Ceratitis capitata – Alessia Cappelli – Insects

Egg microbiota is the starting point of hatchling gut microbiota in the endangered yellow-spotted Amazon river turtle – Ana Sofia Carranco – Molecular Ecology

Unveiling the egg microbiota of the loggerhead sea turtle Caretta caretta in nesting beaches of the Mediterranean Sea – Luca Vecchioni – PloS ONE

Comparative Analyses of Scylla olivacea Gut Microbiota Composition and Function Suggest the Capacity for Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Biosynthesis – Nyok-Sean Lau – Microbial Ecology

Global landscape of gut microbiome diversity and antibiotic resistomes across vertebrates – Guangping Huang – The Science of the Total Environment

Beneficial Microbes and Compounds

Review: Functional fermented probiotics, prebiotics and synbiotics from non-dairy products: A perspective from nutraceutical – Dharmendra Kumar – Molecular Nutrition & Food Research

Bifidobacterium longum CCFM752 prevented hypertension and aortic lesion, improved antioxidative ability, and regulated the gut microbiome in spontaneously hypertensive rats – Wenwei Lu – Food & Function

Intestinal Flora Mediates Antiobesity Effect of Rutin in High-Fat-Diet Mice – Xu Yan – Molecular Nutrition & Food Research

Multi-Probiotics ameliorate Major depressive disorder and accompanying gastrointestinal syndromes via serotonergic system regulation – Peijun Tian – Journal of Advanced Research

Butyrate, a postbiotic of intestinal bacteria, affects pancreatic cancer and gemcitabine response in in vitro and in vivo models – Concetta Panebianco – Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy

Plant and Fungi Microbiome

Deciphering core phyllomicrobiome assemblage on rice genotypes grown in contrasting agroclimatic zones: implications for phyllomicrobiome engineering against blast disease – Kuleshwar Prasad Sahu – Environmental Microbiome

Fusarium fruiting body microbiome member Pantoea agglomerans inhibits fungal pathogenesis by targeting lipid rafts – Sunde Xu – Nature Microbiology

Other studies

Indoor microbiome, microbial and plant metabolites, chemical compounds and asthma symptoms in junior high school students: a multicentre association study in Malaysia – Yu Sun – The European Respiratory Journal

Comparative Analysis of Metagenomics and Metataxonomics for the Characterization of Vermicompost Microbiomes – Marcos Pérez-Losada – Frontiers in Microbiology

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 7, 2022

Human and General Microbiome

Signature of Alzheimer’s Disease in Intestinal Microbiome: Results From the AlzBiom Study – Christoph Laske – Frontiers in Neuroscience

The Fungal Gut Microbiome Exhibits Reduced Diversity and Increased Relative Abundance of Ascomycota in Severe COVID-19 Illness and Distinct Interconnected Communities in SARS-CoV-2 Positive Patients – Johanna Reinold – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

The associations between low abundance of Mycoplasma hominis and female fecundability: a pregnancy-planning cohort study – Xiang Hong – BMC Microbiology

Insights into the Profile of the Human Expiratory Microbiota and Its Associations with Indoor Microbiotas – Yin Zhang – Environmental Science & Technology

Oral microbiome of Crohn’s Disease patients with and without oral manifestations – Shijia Hu – Journal of Crohn’s & Colitis

Systematic Review: SARS-CoV-2 and Prevotella spp.: friend or foe? A systematic literature review – Zohreh Tamanai-Shacoori – Journal of Medical Microbiology

Review: The Game for Three: Salmonella-Host-Microbiota Interaction Models – Krzysztof Grzymajlo – Frontiers in Microbiology

Review: Host gene effects on gut microbiota in type 1 diabetes – Keyu Guo – Biochemical Society Transactions

Minireview: Host-microbial interactions in metabolic diseases: from diet to immunity – Ju-Hyung Lee – Journal of Microbiology

Preprint: Bacterial association with metals enables in vivo tracking of microbiota using magnetic resonance imaging – Sarah C Donnelly – bioRxiv

Beneficial Microbes and Compounds

Natural Garlic Organosulfur Compounds Prevent Metabolic Disorder of Lipid and Glucose by Increasing Gut Commensal Bacteroides acidifaciens – Keyu Chen – Journal of Agricultural and food Chemistry

Animal Model Microbiome

Circulating gut microbiota-related metabolites influence endothelium plaque lesion formation in ApoE knockout rats – Hsiao-Li Chuang – PloS ONE

Depletion of the gut microbiota enhances the blood pressure-lowering effect of captopril: implication of the gut microbiota in resistant hypertension – Jun Kyoung – Hypertension Research

Non-Model Animal Microbiome

Fecal microbiota and diets of muskox female adults and calves – Ji-Yeon Cheon – Ecology and Evolution

Temporal Changes in Gut Microbiota Composition and Pollen Diet Associated with Colony Weakness of a Stingless Bee – Karen Luisa Haag – Microbial Ecology

Interaction between MHC diversity and constitution, gut microbiota and Astrovirus infections in a neotropical bat – Ramona Fleischer – Molecular Ecology

Review: Symbiont transmission in marine sponges: reproduction, development, and metamorphosis – Tyler J Carrier – BMC Biology

Preprint: A new microbiological weapon against lepidopteran pests – Vyacheslav Martemyanov – bioRxiv

Environmental Microbiome

Associations between bacterial communities and microplastics from surface seawater of the Northern Patagonian area of Chile – Patricia Aguila-Torres – Environmental Pollution

Plant and Soil Microbiome

Identification of beneficial and detrimental bacteria impacting sorghum responses to drought using multi-scale and multi-system microbiome comparisons – Mingsheng Qi – The ISME Journal

A metagenomic study of the bacteria in snow algae microbiomes – Kurt Michael Yakimovich – Canadian Journal of Microbiology

Soil microbial diversity and functional profiling of a tropical rainforest of a highly dissected low hill from the upper Itaya river basin revealed by analysis of shotgun metagenomics sequencing data – Marianela Cobos – Data in Brief

Bioinformatics and Data Analysis

Accessible analysis of longitudinal data with linear mixed effects models – Jessica I Murphy – Disease Models & Mechanisms

Scalable in-memory processing of omics workflows – Vadim Elisseev – Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal

DBSCAN-SWA: An Integrated Tool for Rapid Prophage Detection and Annotation – Rui Gan – Frontiers in Genetics

A New Approach to Testing Mediation of the Microbiome at Both the Community and Individual Taxon Levels – Ye Yue – Bioinformatics

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

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

April 8, 2022

Good morning! Today’s microbiome digest is brought to you by mild insomnia induced by a mid-afternoon coffee. It includes two food related studies, one on pathogenic E. coli found in ready-to-eat foods and the other focused on a antifungal lipopeptide produced by B. velezensis isolated from honey, and an an article focused on a new approach for processing frozen lung and lavage samples for use in microbiome studies. Also included are several articles focused on the gut microbiome, and several preprints focused on soil microbiome studies. Finally, I want to highlight a piece that details the positive outcomes associated with the National Summer Undergraduate Research Project (NSURP). Registration for this year’s program is still open until April 15th, and the organizers are looking for both mentors, mentees, and donors!

Pregnancy and early life

Group B Streptococcus colonization at delivery is associated with maternal peripartum infection – Brigtsen et al. – PLOS ONE

Human gut microbiome

Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis and microbiome profile of patients in a referral gastrointestinal diseases centre in the Sudan – Elmagzoub et al. – PLOS ONE

Animal experiments

Vertical transmission of attaching and invasive E. coli from the dam to neonatal mice predisposes to more severe colitis following exposure to a colitic insult later in life – Brand et al. – PLOS ONE

Sex differences in the fecal microbiome and hippocampal glial morphology following diet and antibiotic treatment – Saxena et al. – PLOS ONE

Animal microbiome

Preprint: Anthropogenic disturbance impacts gut microbiome homeostasis in a Malagasy primate – Wasimuddin et al. – bioRxiv

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Preprint: Microclimate is a strong predictor of the native and invasive plant-associated soil microbiota on San Cristóbal Island, Galápagos archipelago – Schoenborn et al. bioRxiv

Preprint: The activity and functions of soil microbial communities in the Finnish sub-Arctic vary across vegetation types – Vitamaki et al. – bioRxiv

Preprint: Tracing carbon metabolism with stable isotope metabolomics reveals the legacy of diverse carbon sources in soil – Wilhelm et al. – bioRxiv

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

Preprint: Culexarchaeia, a novel archaeal class of anaerobic generalists inhabiting geothermal environments – Kohtz et al. – bioRxiv

Food microbiology

Processed ready-to-eat (RTE) foods sold in Yenagoa Nigeria were colonized by diarrheagenic Escherichia coli which constitute a probable hazard to human health – Beshiru et al. – PLOS ONE

Purification and characterization of antifungal lipopeptide produced by Bacillus velezensis isolated from raw honey – Ziong et al. – PLOS ONE


An optimized approach for processing of frozen lung and lavage samples for microbiome studies – Wiscovitch-Russo et al. – PLOS ONE

Science, publishing, and career

***National Summer Undergraduate Research Project (NSURP): A Virtual Research Experience to Deliver REAL (Retention, Equity, Access, and Life-Changing) Outcomes for Underrepresented Minorities in STEM – Johnson & Knox – JMBE

March 30, 2022

General microbiome

[REVIEW]Glycan processing in gut microbiomes – La Rosa et al. – Current Opinion in Microbiology

Multi-site human microbiome

[REVIEW]The Oral-Microbiome-Brain Axis and Neuropsychiatric Disorders: An Anthropological Perspective – Bowland & Weyrich – Frontiers in Psychiatry

Human oral microbiome

Microbial and molecular differences according to the location of head and neck cancers – Kim et al. – Cancer Cell International

Microbial differences between active and remission peri-implantitis – Hashimoto et al. – Scientific Reports

Human gut microbiome

Dynamics of the normal gut microbiota: A longitudinal one-year population study in Sweden – Olsson et al. – Cell Host & Microbe

Microbiota-microglia connections in age-related cognition decline – Zhou et al. – Aging Cell

Patients with psoriasis have a dysbiotic taxonomic and functional gut microbiota – Todberg – British Journal of Dermatology

[PREPRINT]Distinct Colon Mucosa Microbiomes associated with Tubular Adenomas and Serrated Polyps – Avelar-Barragan et al. – bioRxiv

Early prediction of incident liver disease using conventional risk factors and gut-microbiome-augmented gradient boosting – Liu et al. – Cell Metabolism

Insights from shotgun metagenomics into bacterial species and metabolic pathways associated with NAFLD in obese youth – Testerman et al. – Hepatology Commonications

Dietary Patterns and Gut Microbiota: the Crucial Actors in Inflammatory Bowel Disease – He et al. – Advances in Nutrition

A Guide to Dietary Pattern–Microbiome Data Integration – Choi et al. – The Journal of Nutrition

Functional Significance of Different Milk Constituents in Modulating the Gut Microbiome and Infant Health – Yadav et al. – J. Agric. Food Chem.

The gut microbiome as mediator between diet and its impact on immune function – Shi et al. – Scientific Reports

Differences in the intestinal microbiome associated with diarrhea during lenvatinib treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma – Inuai et al. – Digestive Diseases

16S rDNA sequencing analyzes differences in intestinal flora of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) patients and association with immune activation – Mingjun et al. – Bioengineered

[REVIEW]Profile of Gut Microbiota of Adults with Diabetes Mellitus Type 1: A Systematic Review – Moreira et al. – Current Diabetes Reviews

Association between systemic lupus erythematosus and disruption of gut microbiota: a meta-analysis – Xiang et al. – Immunology and Inflammation

[REVIEW]The Bridge Between Ischemic Stroke and Gut Microbes: Short-Chain Fatty Acids – Fang et al. – Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology

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

Prophylactic effects of hyperforin on anhedonia-like phenotype in chronic restrain stress model: A role of gut microbiota – Zhang et al. – Letters in Applied Microbiology

Metabolome and microbiome multi-omics integration from a murine lung inflammation model of bronchopulmonary dysplasia – Saie et al. – Pediatric Research

Microbiome applications for laying hen performance and egg production – Ricke, Dittoe & Olson – Poultry Science

Animal microbiome (for animals in the wild)

[PREPRINT]The connection between the gut mycobiome community of natural black soldier fly populations and their environment – Vitenberg, Goldway & Opatovsky – bioRxiv

Inhibitory Bacterial Diversity and Mucosome Function Differentiate Susceptibility of Appalachian Salamanders to Chytrid Fungal Infection – Jimenez et al. – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Composition and short-term stability of gut microbiota in lean and spontaneously overweight healthy Labrador retriever dogs – Söder et al. – Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica

Alterations in common marmoset gut microbiome associated with duodenal strictures – Sheh et al. – Scientific Reports

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Spatial organization of the kelp microbiome at micron scales – Ramirez-Puebla et al. – Microbiome

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

Metagenomics reveals global-scale contrasts in nitrogen cycling and cyanobacterial light-harvesting mechanisms in glacier cryoconite – Marakami et al. – Microbiome

Bacterial communities in surface and basal ice of a glacier terminus in the headwaters of Yangtze River on the Qinghai–Tibet Plateau – Ren et al. – Envionmental Microbiome

Built environment (subways, indoor surfaces)

Multikingdom interactions govern the microbiome in subterranean cultural heritage sites – Liu et al. – PNAS

Indoor green can modify the indoor dust microbial communities – Dockx et al. – Indoor Air


Microbial community succession of submerged bones in an aquatic habitat – Kaszubinski et al . – Journal of Forensic Sciences


Metagenomic strain detection with SameStr: identification of a persisting core gut microbiota transferable by fecal transplantation – Podlesny et al. – Microbiome

[PREPRINT]Detection of Parasites in Microbiomes using Metagenomics – Kirstagler, Aarestrup & Pamp – bioRxiv


Tryptophan Supplementation Increases the Production of Microbial-Derived AhR Agonists in an In Vitro Simulator of Intestinal Microbial Ecosystem – Koper et al. – J. Agric. Food Chem.

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