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 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 20, 2022

General microbiome

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

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

Covid19 and Metabolome

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

Pregnancy and early life

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

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

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

Human respiratory microbiome

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

Human skin microbiome

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

Human gut microbiome

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

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

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

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

Animal microbiome (for animals in the wild)

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

May 11, 2022

General microbiome

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

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

Pregnancy and early life

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

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

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

Human skin microbiome

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

Human oral microbiome

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

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

Human gut microbiome

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

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

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

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

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

Animal experiments

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

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

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

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

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

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

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

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

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


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

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

April 20, 2022

General microbiome

How the gut talks to the brain – Adamantidis – Science

Pregnancy and early life

Relationship between gut microbiome characteristics and the effect of nutritional therapy on glycemic control in pregnant women with gestational diabetes mellitus – Chen et al. – PLOS One

Dynamics of the infant gut microbiota in the first 18 months of life: the impact of maternal HIV infection and breastfeeding – Grant-Beurmann et al. – Microbiome

Human respiratory microbiome

The diagnostic value of nasal microbiota and clinical parameters in a multi-parametric prediction model to differentiate bacterial versus viral infections in lower respiratory tract infections – Li et al. – PLOS One

Human skin microbiome

The Chronic Wound Phageome: Phage Diversity and Associations with Wounds and Healing Outcomes – Verbanic, Deacon & Chen – Microbiology Spectrum

Human vaginal microbiome

Vaginal microbiota as an unusual cause of spondylodiscitis – Kolakowska et al. – Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics

Human gut microbiome

Environmental factors shaping the gut microbiome in a Dutch population – Gacesa et al. – Nature

Predictive Role of Gut Microbiota in Weight Loss Achievement after Bariatric Surgery – Gutierrez-Repiso et al. – Journal of the American College of Surgeons

Intestinal Blautia may protect against neutropenic fever in allogeneic transplant patients by augmenting the intestinal epithelium – Rashidi et al. – Clinical Infectious Diseases

Clinical Observation of the Effects of Oral Opioid on Inflammatory Cytokines and Gut Microbiota in Patients with Moderate to Severe Cancer Pain: A Retrospective Cohort Study – Wang et al. – Pain and Therapy

The human gut microbiota contributes to type-2 diabetes non-resolution 5-years after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass – Debedat et al. – Gut Microbes

The gut microbial metabolite formate exacerbates colorectal cancer progression – Ternes et al. – Nature Metabolism

Drinking water chlorination has minor effects on the intestinal flora and resistomes of Bangladeshi children – Nadimpalli et al. – Nature Microbiology

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

The microbiota-gut-brain axis participates in chronic cerebral hypoperfusion by disrupting the metabolism of short-chain fatty acids – Xiao et al. – Microbiome

Effect of gluten-free diet and antibiotics on murine gut microbiota and immune response to tetanus vaccination – Kihl et al. – PLOS One

Hawk tea prevents high-fat diet-induced obesity in mice by activating the AMPK/ACC/SREBP1c signaling pathways and regulating the gut microbiota – Tao et al. – Food & Function

Changes in gut microbiota, metabolite SCFAs, and GPR43 expression in obese diabetic mice after sleeve gastrectomy – Guo et al. – Journal of Applied Microbiology

The gut microbiome influences host diet selection behavior – Trevelline & Kohl – PNAS

High-fat diet disrupts REG3γ and gut microbial rhythms promoting metabolic dysfunction – Frazier et al. – Cell Host & Microbe

Animal microbiome (for animals in the wild)

Intrinsic and extrinsic factors influence on an omnivore’s gut microbiome – Trujillo et al. – PLOS One

Effects of Schyzocotyle acheilognathi (Yamaguti, 1934) infection on the intestinal microbiota, growth and immune reactions of grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) – Fu et al. – PLOS One

Virome in the cloaca of wild and breeding birds revealed a diversity of significant viruses – Shan et al. – Microbiome

Interspecies microbiome transplantation recapitulates microbial acquisition in mosquitoes – Coon, Hedge & Hughes

Gut microbiota promote biotransformation and bioaccumulation of arsenic in tilapia – Environmental Pollution

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Linnemannia elongata (Mortierellaceae) stimulates Arabidopsis thaliana aerial growth and responses to auxin, ethylene, and reactive oxygen species – Vandepol et al. – PLOS One

Bacterial and fungal microbiota of total mixed ration silage stored at various temperatures – Wali et al. – Journal of Applied Microbiology


Single cell genome sequencing of laboratory mouse microbiota improves taxonomic and functional resolution of this model microbial community – Lyalina – PLOS One


THOR’s Hammer: the Antibiotic Koreenceine Drives Gene Expression in a Model Microbial Community – Hurley et al. – mBio

Microbes in the news

Bacteria generate electricity from methane

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 3, 2022

Today’s digest is heavy on studies focused on the gut and soil microbiomes. It also includes articles focused on microbial indoor air quality as well as bacterial vaginosis and aerobic vaginitis among pregnant women. If you’d still like more, I’ve also included several preprints.

Happy reading!

Human vaginal microbiome

Prevalence of bacterial vaginosis and aerobic vaginitis and their associated risk factors among pregnant women from northern Ethiopia: A cross-sectional study – Yalew et al. – PLOS One

Human gut microbiome

Systematically assessing microbiome–disease associations identifies drivers of inconsistency in metagenomic research – Tierney et al. – PLOS Biology

Preprint: Gut microbiome dysbiosis during COVID-19 is associated with increased risk for bacteremia and microbial translocation – Venzon et al. – bioRxiv

Hydrogen-producing small intestinal bacterial overgrowth is associated with hepatic encephalopathy and liver function – Yokoyama et al. – PLOS One

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Preprint: Deciphering the potential niche of two novel black yeast fungi from a biological soil crust based on their genomes, phenotypes, and melanin regulation – Carr et al. – bioRxiv

Bacterial age distribution in soil—Generational gaps in adjacent hot and cold spots – Borer & Or – PLOS Computational Biology

Deciphering the influence of Bacillus subtilis strain Ydj3 colonization on the vitamin C contents and rhizosphere microbiomes of sweet peppers – Liang et al. – PLOS One

Antimicrobial effect and mechanism of bovine lactoferrin against the potato common scab pathogen Streptomyces scabiei – Nakamura et al. – PLOS One

Preprint: Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal composition across US citrus orchards, management strategies, and disease severity spectrum – Xi et al. – bioRxiv

Built environment

Comprehensive health risk assessment of microbial indoor air quality in microenvironments – Kumar et al. – PLOS One

Phages and viruses

Preprint: Modelling the synergistic effect of bacteriophage and antibiotics on bacteria: killers and drivers of resistance evolution – Leclerc et al. -bioRxiv


Preprint: Structure-informed microbial population genetics elucidate selective pressures that shape protein evolution – Kiefl et al. – bioRxiv

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

January 26, 2022

General microbiome

[PREPRINT]Arresting microbiome development limits immune system maturation and resistance to infection – Lubin et al. – bioRxiv

Pregnancy and early life

Transcription shifts in gut bacteria shared between mothers and their infants – Vatanen et al. – Scientific Reports

Human urinary tract microbiome

Immune milieu and microbiome of the distal urethra in Ugandan men: impact of penile circumcision and implications for HIV susceptibility – Galwango et al. – Microbiome

Substantial overlap between symptomatic and asymptomatic genitourinary microbiota states – Adu-Oppong et al. – Microbiome

Longitudinal variability in the urinary microbiota of healthy premenopausal women and the relation to neighboring microbial communities: A pilot study – Biehl et al. – PLOS One

Human vaginal microbiome

molBV reveals immune landscape of bacterial vaginosis and predicts human papillomavirus infection natural history – Usyk et al. – Nature Communications

Human gut microbiome

Differences in gut microbiome by insulin sensitivity status in Black and White women of the National Growth and Health Study (NGHS): A pilot study – Price et al. – PLOS One

Changes in the gut microbiota and risk of colonization by multidrug-resistant bacteria, infection and death in critical care patients – Rubio et al. – Clinical Microbiology and Infection

[PREPRINT]Gut Microbiome of Helminth Infected Indigenous Malaysians Is Context Dependent – Tee et al. – bioRxiv

Assessing the joint effects of brain aging and gut microbiota on the risks of psychiatric disorders – Zhang et al. – Brain Imaging and Behavior

Animal microbiome

Investigation of fiber utilization in the rumen of dairy cows based on metagenome-assembled genomes and single-cell RNA sequencing – Xue et al. – Microbiome

The influence of food processing methods on serum parameters, apparent total-tract macronutrient digestibility, fecal microbiota and SCFA content in adult beagles – Cai et al. – PLOS One

Kaempferol acts on bile acid signaling and gut microbiota to attenuate the tumor burden in ApcMin/+ mice – Li et al. – European Journal of Pharmacology

[PREPRINT]Diet outweighs genetics in shaping gut microbiomes in Asian honeybee – Su et al. – bioRxiv

Changes of Gut Microbiota by Natural mtDNA Variant Differences Augment Susceptibility to Metabolic Disease and Ageing – Künstner et al. – Int. J. Mol. Sci.

Diet Prevents Social Stress-Induced Maladaptive Neurobehavioural and Gut Microbiota Changes in a Histamine-Dependent Manner – Costa et al. – Int. J. Mol. Sci.

Gut microbe-targeted choline trimethylamine lyase inhibition improves obesity via rewiring of host circadian rhythms – Schugar et al. – eLife

Limited Evidence for Microbial Transmission in the Phylosymbiosis between Hawaiian Spiders and Their Microbiota – Perez-Lamarque – mSystems

Parkinson’s Disease Medication Alters Small Intestinal Motility and Microbiota Composition in Healthy Rats – van Kessel et al. – mSystems

Multi-omics Analysis Revealed Coordinated Responses of Rumen Microbiome and Epithelium to High-Grain-Induced Subacute Rumen Acidosis in Lactating Dairy Cows – Mu et al. – mSystems

Predicting fungal infection rate and severity with skin-associated microbial communities on amphibians – Chen et al. – Molecular Ecology

Commensal oral microbiota induces osteoimmunomodulatory effects separate from systemic microbiome in mice – Hathaway-Schrader et al. – JCI insight

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Shared features and reciprocal complementation of the Chlamydomonas and Arabidopsis microbiota – Duran et al. – Nature Communications

[PREPRINT]Biodiversity of the Genus Trichoderma in the Rhizosphere of Coffee (Coffea arabica) Plants in Ethiopia and their Potential Use in Biocontrol of Coffee Wilt Disease – Mulatu et al. – bioRxiv

Built environment (subways, indoor surfaces)

A biogeographic 16S rRNA survey of bacterial communities of ureolytic biomineralization from California public restrooms – Lim et al. – PLOS One


[PREPRINT]Choice of 16S ribosomal RNA primers impacts urinary microbiota profiling – Heidrich et al. – bioRxiv

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