September 21, 2022

Human respiratory microbiome

The Microbiota of Human Lung of Pulmonary Tuberculosis and the Alteration Caused by Anti-tuberculosis Drugs – Zhang et al. – Current Microbiology

Human urinary microbiome

Mechanisms of the intestinal and urinary microbiome in kidney stone disease – Miller et al. – Nature Reviews Urology

Human oral microbiome

Comparison of tumor-associated and nontumor-associated esophageal mucosa microbiota in patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma – Zhang et al. – Medicine

Human gut microbiome

Differential co-expression networks of the gut microbiota are associated with depression and anxiety treatment resistance among psychiatric inpatients – Thompson et al. – Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry

Early fecal microbiome transfer after donor defecation determines response in patients with moderate to severe ulcerative colitis – Singh et al. – Indian Journal of Gastroenterology

[REVIEW]Modulatory role of gut microbiota in cholesterol and glucose metabolism: Potential implications for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease Atherosclerosis – Roessler et al. – Atherosclerosis

Landscape of the gut archaeome in association with geography, ethnicity, urbanization, and diet in the Chinese population – Bai et al. – Microbiome

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

Metabolic reconstitution of germ-free mice by a gnotobiotic microbiota varies over the circadian cycle – Hoces et al. – PLOS Biology

Inhibitory effects of antibiotic-induced gut microbiota depletion on acute itch behavior in mice – Zhang et al. – Brain Research Bulletin

RhoB affects colitis through modulating cell signaling and intestinal microbiome – Yang et al. – Microbiome

Animal microbiome (for animals in the wild)

Community and shotgun metagenomic analysis of Alligator mississippiensis oral cavity and GI tracts reveal complex ecosystems and potential reservoirs of antibiotic resistance – Perez-Marron et al. – Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology

Microbiome composition is shaped by geography and population structure in the parasitic wasp Asobara japonica, but not in the presence of the endosymbiont Wolbachia – Brinker et al. – Molecular Ecology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Mangrove microbial community recovery and their role in early stages of forest recolonization within shrimp ponds – Loiola et al. – Science of The Total Environment

[REVIEW]Current understanding of plant-microbe interaction through the lenses of multi-omics approaches and their benefits in sustainable agriculture – Diwan, Rashid & Vaishnav – Microbiological Research

Mitigating abiotic stress: microbiome engineering for improving agricultural production and environmental sustainability – Phour & Sindhu – Planta

[OPINION]Plant microbiota dysbiosis and the Anna Karenina Principle – Arnault, Money & Vandenkoornhuyse

Food microbiology

Anthocyanin Addition to Kefir: Metagenomic Analysis of Microbial Community Structure – Aydin et al. – Current Microbiology

Metabolic framework of spontaneous and synthetic sourdough metacommunities to reveal microbial players responsible for resilience and performance – Calabrese et al. – Microbiome

September 18, 2022

Human and General Microbiome

Neisseria species as pathobionts in bronchiectasis – Liang Li – Cell Host & Microbe

The gut microbiome molecular complex in human health and disease – Paul Wilmes – Cell Host & Microbe

Codiversification of gut microbiota with humans – Taichi A Suzuki – Science

Gut microbiome of multiple sclerosis patients and paired household healthy controls reveal associations with disease risk and course – The iMSMS Consortium – Cell

Composition and diverse differences of intestinal microbiota in ulcerative colitis patients – Siying Zhu – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

A systematic review on omics data (metagenomics, metatranscriptomics, and metabolomics) in the role of microbiome in gallbladder disease – Paola Di Carlo – Frontiers in Physiology

Variability of strain engraftment and predictability of microbiome composition after fecal microbiota transplantation across different diseases – Gianluca Ianiro – Nature Medicine

Drivers and determinants of strain dynamics following fecal microbiota transplantation – Thomas S B Schmidt – Nature Medicine

Long-term ecological and evolutionary dynamics in the gut microbiomes of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae colonized subjects – Jonathan T L Kang – Nature Microbiology

Structural and functional dysbiosis of gut microbiota in Tibetan subjects with coronary heart disease – Qi Cheng – Genomics

Growth of succinate consumer Dialister hominis is supported by Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron – Mitsuo Sakamoto – Anaerobe

RhoB affects colitis through modulating cell signaling and intestinal microbiome – Jianming Yang – Microbiome

Review: Diet fuelling inflammatory bowel diseases: preclinical and clinical concepts – Timon E Adolph – Gut

Review: Recent findings in Akkermansia muciniphila-regulated metabolism and its role in intestinal diseases – Meng-Jie Liu – Clinical Nutrition

Beneficial Microbes and Compounds

Comprehensive analysis of microbiome, metabolome and transcriptome revealed the mechanisms of Moringa oleifera polysaccharide on preventing ulcerative colitis – Hanchen Tian – International Journal of Biological Macromolecules

Probiotics ameliorates pulmonary inflammation via modulating gut microbiota and rectifying Th17/Treg imbalance in a rat model of PM2.5 induced lung injury – Yongcan Wu – Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Short-term supplementation with ω-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids modulates primarily mucolytic species from the gut luminal mucin niche in a human fermentation system – Charlène Roussel – Gut Microbes

Model Animal Microbiome

Interactive Effect of Combined Intermittent and Sustained Hypoxia and High-Fat Diet on the Colonic Mucosal Microbiome and Host Gene Expression in Mice – Saif Mashaqi – Nature and Science of Sleep

Non-Model Animal Microbiome

Fungi are more transient than bacteria in caterpillar gut microbiomes – Martin Šigut – Scientific Reports

Adapting to climate with limited genetic diversity: Nucleotide, DNA methylation and microbiome variation among populations of the social spider Stegodyphus dumicola – Anne Aagaard – Molecular Ecology

Bioinformatics and Microbiome Analysis

Filtering ASVs/OTUs via mutual information-based microbiome network analysis – Elham Bayat Mokhtari – BMC Bioinformatics

Batch effects removal for microbiome data via conditional quantile regression – Wodan Ling – Nature Communications

Phylogenetic Analysis of Anti-CRISPR and Member Addition in the Families – Sweta Nidhi – Molecular Biotechnology

Shallow shotgun sequencing of the microbiome recapitulates 16S amplicon results and provides functional insights – Mason R Stothart – Molecular Ecology Resources

SnapShot: The Expobiome Map – Velma T E Aho – Cell Host & Microbe

August 31, 2022

Human skin microbiome

[REVIEW]Staphylococcus epidermidis and its dual lifestyle in skin health and infection – Severn & Horswill – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Human oral microbiome

Effect of chewing gum containing Xylitol and blackberry powder on oral bacteria: A randomized controlled crossover trial – Miller et al. – Archives of Oral Biology

Human gut microbiome

Antimicrobial peptide production in response to gut microbiota imbalance – Cardoso et al. – Peptides

ROLE OF GUT MICROBIOTA IN DEPRESSION: UNDERSTANDING MOLECULAR PATHWAYS, RECENT RESEARCH, AND FUTURE DIRECTION – Rathour et al. – Behavioural Brain Research

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

Gut-derived metabolites influence neurodevelopmental gene expression and Wnt signaling events in a germ-free zebrafish model – Rea et al. – Microbiome

Animal microbiome (for animals in the wild)

Age as a primary driver of the gut microbial composition and function in wild harbor seals – Pacheco-Sandoval et al. – Scientific Reports

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Biogeographical survey of soil microbiomes across sub-Saharan Africa: structure, drivers, and predicted climate-driven changes – Cowan et al. – Microbiome

Soil fungal communities show more specificity than bacteria for plant species composition in a temperate forest in China – Chen et al. – BMC Microbiology

Microbes in space

Machine learning algorithm to characterize antimicrobial resistance associated with the International Space Station surface microbiome – Madrigal et al. – Microbiome

Food microbiology

Extensive diversity and rapid turnover of phage defense repertoires in cheese-associated bacterial communities – Somerville et al. – Microbiome

Bioinformatics

Crowdsourced benchmarking of taxonomic metagenome profilers: lessons learned from the sbv IMPROVER Microbiomics challenge – Poussin et al. – BMC Genomics

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

Newly Renamed Prokaryote Phyla Cause Uproar – Dan Robitzski – The Scientist

August 22, 2022

Highlights!!

Personalized microbiome-driven effects of non-nutritive sweeteners on human glucose tolerance – Jotham Suez – Cell a randomized-controlled trial (120 healthy adults) observed the effects of saccharin, sucralose, aspartame, and stevia on the human microbiome showed person-specific, microbiome-dependent glycemic alterations. Saccharin and sucralose significantly impaired glycemic responses.

A comprehensive evaluation of microbial differential abundance analysis methods: current status and potential solutions – Lu Yang – Microbiome → assessment of several differential abundance analysis (DAA) tools, using real data-based simulations, suggests that “none of the evaluated methods is simultaneously robust, powerful, and flexible, which makes the selection of the best DAA tool difficult”. These findings suggest that the application of a DAA method depends of data context.  

Systematic Review: Probiotics and Synbiotics Supplementation Improve Glycemic Control Parameters in Subjects with Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A GRADE-assessed systematic review, meta-analysis, and meta-regression of randomized clinical trials – Kaveh Naseri – Pharmacological Research → “Our findings suggest that probiotic and synbiotic intake has favorable effects on glycemic profile in patients with prediabetes and T2DM.”

Human and General Microbiome

The diversity and abundance of gut microbiota are associated with the pain sensation threshold in the Japanese population – Yuki Takeuchi – Neurobiology of Disease

Oral microbiota associated with gingiva of healthy, gingivitis and periodontitis cases – Nemmat A Hussein – Microbial Pathogenesis

Effects of extracellular vesicles derived from oral bacteria on osteoclast differentiation and activation – Hyun Young Kim – Scientific Reports

Porphyromonas gingivalis is a risk factor for the development of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease via ferroptosis – Chao Yao – Microbes and Infection

Review: The Role of a Gut Microbial-Derived Metabolite, Trimethylamine N-Oxide (TMAO), in Neurological Disorders – Sankar Simla Praveenraj – Molecular Neurobiology

Review: The association between early-life gut microbiota and childhood respiratory diseases: a systematic review – Cristina Garcia-Maurino Alcazar – The Lancet. Microbe

Beneficial Microbes and Compounds

Effect of Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis SF on enhancing the tumor suppression of irinotecan by regulating the intestinal flora – Zhongyue Ren – Pharmacological Research

Effect of probiotic supplementation on plasma metabolite profile after Roux-Y gastric bypass: a prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial – Marília Rizzon Zaparolli Ramos – International Journal of Obesity 

Faecalibaculum rodentium remodels retinoic acid signaling to govern eosinophil-dependent intestinal epithelial homeostasis – Y Grace Cao – Cell Host & Microbe

Human milk nutrient fortifiers alter the developing gastrointestinal microbiota of very-low-birth-weight infants – Michelle R Asbury – Cell Host & Microbe

More Microbes

Diversity of ethanolamine utilization by human commensal Escherichia coli – Maria Ines Moreira de Gouveia – Research in Microbiology

Review: Archaea from the gut microbiota of humans: Could be linked to chronic diseases? – Denise Mafra – Anaerobe

Animal Microbiome

Genomic insights into the phylogeny and biomass-degrading enzymes of rumen ciliates – Zongjun Li – The ISME Journal

Environmental Microbiome

Microbiota and mobile genetic elements influence antibiotic resistance genes in dust from dense urban public places – Tianshu Feng – Environmental Pollution 

Review: Synergy between microalgae and microbiome in polluted waters – Noreen Ashraf – Trends in Microbiology

Bioinformatic Tools and Microbiome Analysis Techniques

Review: Molecular tools for probing the microbiome – Marcelo Der Torossian Torres – Current Opinion in Structural Biology

August 6, 2022

Human and General Microbiome

The oral microbiome and lung cancer risk: An analysis of 3 prospective cohort studies – Emily Vogtmann – Journal of the National Cancer Institute

Antibiotic resistance genes in the gut microbiota of mothers and linked neonates with or without sepsis from low- and middle-income countries – M J Carvalho – Nature Microbiology

Crosstalk between mucosal microbiota, host gene expression, and sociomedical factors in the progression of colorectal cancer – Namjoo Kim – Scientific Reports

Using Culture-Enriched Phenotypic Metagenomics for Targeted High-Throughput Monitoring of the Clinically Important Fraction of the β-Lactam Resistome – Zhiguo Zhang – Environmental Science & Technology

Review: Porphyromonas gingivalis and dental stem cells crosstalk amplify inflammation and bone loss in the periodontitis niche – Devaraj Ezhilarasan – Journal of Cellular Physiology

Beneficial Microbes and Compounds

On the effect of flavonoids and dietary fibre in lingonberries on atherosclerotic plaques, lipid profiles and gut microbiota composition in Apoe(-/-) mice – Jiyun Liu – International Journal of food Sciences and Nutrition

The Gut-Brain-Microbiome Connection: Can Probiotics Decrease Anxiety and Depression? – Jennifer Maybee – Issues in Mental Health Nursing

The effect of Lactobacillus rhamnosus B10 on alcoholic liver injury and intestinal microbiota in alcohol-induced mice model – Xia Li – Journal of Food Biochemistry

Model Animal Microbiome

The effect of young blood plasma administration on gut microbiota in middle-aged rats – Taha Ceylani – Archives of Microbiology

Non-Model Animal Microbiome

Quantitative microbial population study reveals geographical differences in bacterial symbionts of Ixodes ricinus – Aleksandra I Krawczyk – Microbiome

Host taxonomy determines the composition, structure, and diversity of the earthworm cast microbiome under homogenous feeding conditions – Manuel Aira – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Ruminal Microbiota Determines the High-Fiber Utilization of Ruminants: Evidence from the Ruminal Microbiota Transplant – Xiaodong Chen – Microbiology Spectrum

Bioinformatics and Microbiome Analysis Techniques

Computational approach to modeling microbiome landscapes associated with chronic human disease progression – Lu Li – PLoS Computational Biology

Guideline for the analysis of the microbial communities of the human upper airways – Leonardo Mancabelli – Journal of Oral Microbiology

August 03, 2022

Pregnancy and early life

The abundance of Ruminococcus bromii is associated with faecal butyrate levels and atopic dermatitis in infancy – Sasaki et al. – Allergy

Human oral microbiome

Smokeless tobacco consumption induces dysbiosis of oral mycobiome: a pilot study – Sajid et al. – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Human gut microbiome

The Proteome of Extracellular Vesicles Produced by the Human Gut Bacteria Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron In Vivo Is Influenced by Environmental and Host-Derived Factors – Stentz et al. – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Improved gut microbiome recovery following drug therapy is linked to abundance and replication of probiotic strains – FitzGerald et al. – Gut Microbes

[REVIEW]Targeting microbiota-host interactions with resveratrol on cancer: Effects and potential mechanisms of action – Wang et al. – Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition

Emerging frontiers of antibiotics use and their impacts on the human gut microbiome – Kumari et al. – Microbiological Research

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

Microbiota of the Pregnant Mouse: Characterization of the Bacterial Communities in the Oral Cavity, Lung, Intestine, and Vagina through Culture and DNA Sequencing – Greenberg et al. – Microbiology Spectrum

Phages and viruses

Viral biogeography of the mammalian gut and parenchymal organs – Shkoporov – Nature Microbiology

Bioinformatics

Namco: a microbiome explorer – Dietrich et al. – Microbial Genomics

MiCloud: A unified web platform for comprehensive microbiome data analysis – Gu et al. – PLOS One

July 23, 2022

Greetings from Chile! Today, in this Digest, a variety of papers covering different subjects, such as the relationships between microbiome and C. difficile infection, new skin microbiome sampling techniques, FMT donor-recipient microbiome interplay, microbiome and biodiversity conservation, microbiome and vitamin metabolism, etc.; also, take a look at the papers from the “Bioinformatics and Microbiome Analysis Techniques” section.  

Human and General Microbiome

A 3D-printed transepidermal microprojection array for human skin microbiome sampling – Kun Liang – PNAS

Analysis of Intestinal Mycobiota of Patients with Clostridioides difficile Infection among a Prospective Inpatient Cohort – Yangchun Cao – Microbiology Spectrum

Role of gastrointestinal microbial populations, a terra incognita of the human body in the management of intestinal bowel disease and metabolic disorders – J E Vazquez Bucheli – Beneficial Microbes

The Gut Bacterial Community Potentiates Clostridioides difficile Infection Severity – Nicholas A Lesniak – mBio

The interplay of gut microbiota between donors and recipients determines the efficacy of fecal microbiota transplantation – Ruiqiao He – Gut Microbes

Gut commensals expand vitamin A metabolic capacity of the mammalian host – Maryam Bonakdar – Cell Host & Microbe

A reappraisal of microbiome dysbiosis during experimental periodontitis – Marion Arce – Molecular Oral Microbiology

Activity-based protein profiling identifies alternating activation of enzymes involved in the bifidobacterium shunt pathway or mucin degradation in the gut microbiome response to soluble dietary fiber – Bryan J Killinger – NPJ Biofilms and Microbiomes

Cooperative action of gut-microbiota-accessible carbohydrates improves host metabolic function – Sawako Tomioka – Cell Reports

Model Animal Microbiome

Key features of the genetic architecture and evolution of host-microbe interactions revealed by high-resolution genetic mapping of the mucosa-associated gut microbiome in hybrid mice – Shauni Doms – eLife

Non-Model Animal Microbiome

Metagenomic insights into the microbe-mediated B and K(2) vitamin biosynthesis in the gastrointestinal microbiome of ruminants – Qian Jiang – Microbiome

Exploring the Transient Microbe Population on Citrus Butterfly Wings – P D Kamala Jayanthi – Microbiology Spectrum

Review: Methods and Strategies to Uncover Coral-Associated Microbial Dark Matter – Júnia Schultz – mSystems

Plant Microbiome

Plant genetic effects on microbial hubs impact host fitness in repeated field trials – Benjamin Brachi – PNAS

Review: Beneficial and pathogenic plant-microbe interactions during flooding stress – Clara Martínez-Arias – Plant, Cell & Environment

Environmental Microbiome

Review: Harnessing the microbiome to prevent global biodiversity loss – Raquel S Peixoto – Nature Microbiology

More Microbes

Proteome Exploration of Legionella pneumophila To Identify Novel Therapeutics: a Hierarchical Subtractive Genomics and Reverse Vaccinology Approach – Md Tahsin Khan – Microbiology Spectrum

Bioinformatics and Microbiome Analysis Techniques

LOCOM: A logistic regression model for testing differential abundance in compositional microbiome data with false discovery rate control – Yingtian Hu – PNAS

A metagenomic DNA sequencing assay that is robust against environmental DNA contamination – Omary Mzava – Nature Communications

Bioinformatic Analysis to Investigate Metaproteome Composition Using Trans-Proteomic Pipeline – Steven He – Current Protocols

June 29, 2022

General microbiome

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

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

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

Human oral microbiome

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

Human urinary microbiome

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

Human gut microbiome

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Animal microbiome (for animals in the wild)

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

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

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

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

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

Bioinformatics / Data

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

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

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

June 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

Bioinformatics

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

June 3, 2022

Happy Friday!

Today’s digest has articles on COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy, a new R package to extract network backbones, and a class of novel antibiotics that targets a Mycobacterium tuberculosis PE-PGRS protein. There also preprints on biofilm winkling in Bacillus subtilis, the dental calculus microbiome, and the relationship between eukaryotic genomes and ocean plankton in a global metagenomic dataset.

Events

Next week is ASM Microbe! I’ll be there, wearing a KN-95 and clutching a box of rapid tests. Feel free to comment or reach out if you’re also attending.

COVID-19

Oro-facial mucocutaneous manifestations of Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19): A systematic review – Fakhruddin et al. – PLOS ONE

Preprint: The salivary and nasopharyngeal microbiomes are associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection and disease severity – Kim et al. – bioRxiv

Determinants of the COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy spectrum – Piltch-Loeb et al. – PLOS ONE

General microbiome

Preprint: Fatty acid synthesis knockdown promotes biofilm wrinkling and inhibits sporulation in Bacillus subtilis – Arjes et al. – bioRxiv

Association of Strongyloides stercoralis infection and type 2 diabetes mellitus in northeastern Thailand: Impact on diabetic complication-related renal biochemical parameters – Yingklang et al. – PLOS ONE

Analysis of secondary metabolite gene clusters and chitin biosynthesis pathways of Monascus purpureus with high production of pigment and citrinin based on whole-genome sequencing – Zhang et al. – PLOS ONE

Human respiratory microbiome

A novel class of antimicrobial drugs selectively targets a Mycobacterium tuberculosis PE-PGRS protein – Seo et al. – PLOS Biology

Human oral microbiome

Preprint: Assessing the influence of the Mediterranean diet on dental calculus microbiome composition: a pilot study – Innocenti et al. – bioRxiv

Human gut microbiome

Lactobacillus plantarum improves LPS-induced Caco2 cell line intestinal barrier damage via cyclic AMP-PKA signaling – Wei et al. – PLOS ONE

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

Preprint: Eukaryotic genomes from a global metagenomic dataset illuminate trophic modes and biogeography of ocean plankton – Alexander et al. – bioRxiv

Bioinformatics

backbone: An R package to extract network backbones – Neal – PLOS ONE