January 25, 2023

Human oral microbiome

Microbiological profile of peri-implantitis: Analyses of microbiome within dental implants – Kensara et al. – Journal of Prosthodontics

Human gut microbiome

Integrated Multi-Cohort Analysis of the Parkinson’s Disease Gut Metagenome – Boktor et al. – Movement Disorders

Gut microbiota and microbiota-derived metabolites promotes endometriosis – Chadchan et al. – Cell Death Discovery

Immune communication between the intestinal microbiota and the cardiovascular system – Ren et al. – Immunology Letters

Animal microbiome

The structure and diversity of microbial communities in Paederus fuscipes (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae): from ecological paradigm to pathobiome – Chamanakar et al. – Microbiome

The gastrointestinal microbiome in dairy cattle is constrained by the deterministic driver of the region and the modified effect of diet – Lin et al. – Microbiome

Fecal Microbiota Was Reshaped in UCP1 Knock-In Pigs via the Adipose-Liver-Gut Axis and Contributed to Less Fat Deposition – Pan et al. – Microbiology Spectrum

Gut microbiota of skywalker hoolock gibbons (Hoolock tianxing) from different habitats and in captivity: Implications for gibbon health – Lan et al. – American Journal of Primatology

Housing temperature plays a critical role in determining gut microbiome composition in research mice: Implications for experimental reproducibility – Hylander et al. – Biochimie

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

The biogeography and co-occurrence network patterns of bacteria and microeukaryotes in the estuarine and coastal waters – Wu et al. – Marine Environmental Research


[PREPRINT]Capturing the dynamics of microbiomes using individual-specific networks – Yousefi et al. – bioRxiv

PhaTYP: predicting the lifestyle for bacteriophages using BERT – Shang, Tang & Sun – Briefings in Bioinformatics

December 12, 2022

Today’s digest has the kind of articles I like best–they are all focused on the unique relationship between microbial communities and their niche environments. These environments span everything from rice seeds to the Mariana Trench to the gut microbiome and even Appalachian coalbeds. Happy reading!

Human gut microbiome

Gut microbiome of helminth-infected indigenous Malaysians is context dependent – Tee et al. – Microbiome

Animal experiments

Taurine metabolism is modulated in Vibrio-infected Penaeus vannamei to shape shrimp antibacterial response and survival – Wang et al. – Microbiome

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Multi-genome metabolic modeling predicts functional inter-dependencies in the Arabidopsis root microbiome – Mataigne et al. – Microbiome

Dynamics of rice microbiomes reveal core vertically transmitted seed endophytes – Zhang et al. – Microbiome

Water and extremophile microbiome

Comparison of prokaryotes between Mount Everest and the Mariana Trench – Liu et al. – Microbiome

Built environment

Predominance of Methanomicrobiales and diverse hydrocarbon-degrading taxa in the Appalachian coalbed biosphere revealed through metagenomics and genome-resolved metabolisms – Ross et al. – Environmental Microbiology

Evaluation of the Microbial Community and Geochemistry in Produced Waters Collected from CO2 EOR in the Niagaran Pinnacle Reef – Stemple et al. – ACS Earth Space Chem

December 9, 2022

Today’s digest features global antimicrobial resistance, comammox and anammox bacteria in wastewater treatment, mOTUs3, and more. Check out Elisa Granato & Christoph Ziegenhain’s story about postdoc life. Happy Friday and see you next week at #MVIF!

Global microbiome & resistome

Experimental temperatures shape host microbiome diversity and composition – Jingdi Li – Global Change Biology

Global biogeography and projection of soil antibiotic resistance genes – Zheng et al. – Science Advances

*Genomic analysis of sewage from 101 countries reveals global landscape of antimicrobial resistance – Patrick Munk – Nature Communications

Blood microbiome

No evidence for a common blood microbiome based on a population study of 9,770 healthy humans – Cedric C.S. Tan – bioRxiv

Gut microbiome

Effects of dog ownership on the gut microbiota of elderly owners – Chaona Jiang – Plos One

Prokaryotic and viral genomes recovered from 787 Japanese gut metagenomes revealed microbial features linked to diets, populations, and diseases – Yoshihiko Tomofuji – Cell Genomics

Gut microbiome-wide association study of depressive symptoms – Djawad Radjabzadeh – Nature Communications

Development of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis is associated with gut microbiota but not oxysterol synthesis – Jacqueline Wyss – bioRxiv

The microbiome’s fiber degradation profile and its relationship with the host diet – Yotam Cohen & Elhanan Borenstein – BMC Biology

Animal microbiome

Lactobacillus reuteri improves the development and maturation of fecal microbiota in piglets through mother-to-infant microbe and metabolite vertical transmission – Gang Wang – Microbiome

Live biotherapeutics

Development of a live biotherapeutic throat spray with lactobacilli targeting respiratory viral infections – Irina Spacova – Microbial Biotechnology

Soil/root/plant microbiome

Differential microbial assembly processes and co-occurrence networks in the soil-root continuum along an environmental gradient – Yangquanwei Zhong – iMeta

Water microbiome

*Co-occurrence and cooperation between comammox and anammox bacteria in a full-scale attached growth municipal wastewater treatment process – Katherine J Vilardi – bioRxiv

Full-scale activated sludge transplantation reveals a highly resilient community structure – Giulia Dottorini – Water Research


Towards complete representation of bacterial contents in metagenomic samples – Xiaowen Feng, Heng Li – arXiv

*Cultivation-independent genomes greatly expand taxonomic-profiling capabilities of mOTUs across various environments – Hans-Joachim Ruscheweyh – Microbiome

Database Resources of the National Genomics Data Center, China National Center for Bioinformation in 2023 – CNCB-NGDC Members and Partners – Nucleic Acids Research

Nanopore long-read-only metagenomics enables complete and high-quality genome reconstruction from mock and complex metagenomes – Lei Liu – Microbiome

November 7, 2022

Human and General Microbiome

Immunomodulatory fecal metabolites are associated with mortality in COVID-19 patients with respiratory failure – Matthew R Stutz – Nature Communications

Taxonomic Abundance in Primary and Secondary Root Canal Infections – Ronald Ordinola-Zapata – International Endodontic Journal

Review: The intestinal barrier in disorders of the central nervous system – Carolina Pellegrini – The Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Review: Resistance is futile? Mucosal immune mechanisms in the context of microbial ecology and evolution – Emma Slack – Mucosal Immunology

Correspondence: A critical analysis of eating disorders and the gut microbiome – Sydney M Terry – Journal of Eating Disorders

Beneficial Microbes and Compounds

Bifidobacterial carbohydrate/nucleoside metabolism enhances oxidative phosphorylation in white adipose tissue to protect against diet-induced obesity – Gihyeon Kim – Microbiome

Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG supernatant promotes intestinal mucin production through regulating 5-HT4R and gut microbiota – Yu Gu – Food & Function

Animal Model Microbiome

Genetic and environmental circadian disruption induce weight gain through changes in the gut microbiome – Baraa Altaha – Molecular Metabolism

Strains producing different short-chain fatty acids alleviate DSS-induced ulcerative colitis by regulating intestinal microecology – Shuo Yang – Food & Function

Non-Model Animal Microbiome

Microbiome assembly and maintenance across the lifespan of bumble bee workers – Tobin J Hammer – Molecular Ecology

The gut microbiome reflects ancestry despite dietary shifts across a hybrid zone – Danny P Nielsen – Ecology Letters

Characterization of the core gut microbiota of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus): indication of a putative novel Cetobacterium species and analysis of its potential function on nutrition – Ziyue Zhang – Archives of Microbiology

Forensic Microbiome

Sampling from four geographically divergent young female populations demonstrates forensic geolocation potential in microbiomes – Thomas Clarke – Scientific Reports

Plant Microbiome

Insights into the potential for mutualistic and harmful host-microbe interactions affecting brown alga freshwater acclimation – Hetty KleinJan – Molecular Ecology

Built Environment Microbiome

Review: Microplastics in urban waters and its effects on microbial communities: a critical review – Saber Entezari – Environmental Science and Pollution Research International

Microbiome Analysis and Techniques

Assessing the Dark Field of Metaproteome – Haonan Duan – Analytical Chemistry

October 26, 2022

General microbiome

[BOOK]Human Microbiome in Health and Disease – Part B – Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science

Pregnancy and early life

Relationships of the very low birth weight infant microbiome with neurodevelopment at 2 and 4 years of age – Sarkar et al. – Developmental Psychobiology

Human respiratory microbiome

The lower airways microbiota and antimicrobial peptides indicate dysbiosis in sarcoidosis – Knudsen et al. – Microbiome

Human gut microbiome

Profiling the fungal microbiome after FMT for graft-versus-host disease: insights from a phase 1 interventional study – van Lier et al. – Transplantation and Cellular Therapy

Colorectal cancer, Vitamin D and microbiota: A double-blind Phase II randomized trial (ColoViD) in colorectal cancer patients – Bellerba et al. – Neoplasia

Natural and after colon washing fecal samples: the two sides of the coin for investigating the human gut microbiome – Piancone et al. – Scientific Reports

Animal microbiome

[DATA]Effects of heat stress on 16S rDNA, metagenome and metabolome in Holstein cows at different growth stages – Feng et al. – Scientific data

Tick transmission of Borrelia burgdorferi to the murine host is not influenced by environmentally acquired midgut microbiota – Narasimhan et al. – Microbiome

Mining the microbiota to identify gut commensals modulating neuroinflammation in a mouse model of multiple sclerosis – Bianchimano et al. – Microbiome

Microbiomes associated with avian malaria survival differ between susceptible Hawaiian honeycreepers and sympatric malaria-resistant introduced birds – Navine et al. – Molecular Ecology

Impact of Germinated Brown Rice and Brown Rice on Metabolism, Inflammation, and Gut Microbiome in High Fat Diet-Induced Insulin Resistant Mice – Zhao et al. – J. Agric. Food Chem.

Dietary Lactobacillus reuteri prevent from inflammation mediated apoptosis of liver via improving intestinal microbiota and bile acid metabolism – Lin et al. – Food Chemistry

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Specific metabolites drive the deterministic assembly of diseased rhizosphere microbiome through weakening microbial degradation of autotoxin – Wen et al. – Microbiome

Low-abundance populations distinguish microbiome performance in plant cell wall deconstruction – Tom et al. – Microbiome

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

Community assembly patterns and processes of microbiome responses to habitats and Mytilopsis sallei invasion in the tidal zones of the Pearl River Estuary – Guo et al. – Science of The Total Environment


LotuS2: an ultrafast and highly accurate tool for amplicon sequencing analysis – Özkurt et al. – Microbiome


[PREPRINT]Double emulsions as a high-throughput enrichment and isolation platform for slower-growing microbes – McCully et al. – bioRxiv

A novel metagenome-derived viral RNA polymerase and its application in a cell-free expression system for metagenome screening – Han et al. – Scientif Reports

October 05, 2022

Pregnancy and early life

Multi-omic factors associated with future wheezing in infants – Beheshti et al. – Pediatric Research

Multi-site human microbiome

Race is a key determinant of the human intratumor microbiome – Lua et al. – Cancer Cell

Human respiratory microbiome

Alterations in the respiratory tract microbiome in COVID-19: current observations and potential significance – Merenstein, Bushman & Collman – Microbiome

Human milk microbiome

Maternal weight status and the composition of the human milk microbiome: A scoping review – Daiy et al. – PLOS One

Human oral microbiome

Functional changes in the oral microbiome after use of fluoride and arginine containing dentifrices: a metagenomic and metatranscriptomic study – Carda-Dieguez, Mazzez & Mira – Microbiome

Remembering St. Louis individual—structural violence and acute bacterial infections in a historical anatomical collection – Austin et al. – Communications Biology

Human gut microbiome

[REVIEW]SARS-CoV-2-associated gut microbiome alteration; A new contributor to colorectal cancer pathogenesis – Mozaffari et al. – Pathology – Research and Practice

Population structure discovery in meta-analyzed microbial communities and inflammatory bowel disease using MMUPHin – Ma et al. – Genome Biology

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

Rural environment reduces allergic inflammation by modulating the gut microbiota – Yang et al. – Gut Microbes

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

Six types of tea extracts attenuated high-fat diet-induced metabolic syndrome via modulating gut microbiota in rats – Zhou et al. – Food Research International

Adaptation of the gut holobiont to malnutrition during mouse pregnancy depends on the type of nutritional adversity – Connor et al. – The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry

Animal microbiome (for animals in the wild)

A global phylogenomic and metabolic reconstruction of the large intestine bacterial community of domesticated cattle – Teseo et al. – Microbiome

Comparative multiomics study of the effects of Ellagic acid on the gut environment in young and adult mice – Duan et al. – Food Research International

[REVIEW]Crosstalk between the microbiota and insect postembryonic development – Girard et al. – Trends in Microbiology

Culturomic, metagenomic, and transcriptomic-based characterization of commensal lactic acid bacteria isolated from domestic dogs using Caenorhabditis elegans as a model for aging – Kang et al. – Journal of Animal Science

Plant, root, sponge and soil microbiome

Recruitment of specific microbes through exudates affects cadmium activation and accumulation in Brassica napus – Wu et al. – Journal of Hazardous Materials

Novel trends of genome evolution in highly complex tropical sponge microbiomes – Kelly et al. – Microbiome

[Petroleum pollution affects soil chemistry and reshapes the diversity and networks of microbial communities](Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety) – Li et al. –

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

Marine DNA methylation patterns are associated with microbial community composition and inform virus-host dynamics – Seong et al. – Microbiome

Untangling microbial diversity and assembly patterns in rare earth element mine drainage in South China – Chen et al. – Water Research


Benchmarking Community-Wide Estimates of Growth Potential from Metagenomes Using Codon Usage Statistics – Weissman et al. – mSystems

[SOFTWARE]PhyloDM is a high-performance library that converts a phylogenetic tree into a pairwise distance matrix. – Aaron Mussig – github

September 28, 2022

General microbiome

[Personal View]Causal discovery for the microbiome – Corander, Hanage & Pensar – The Lancet Microbe

Integrative functional analysis uncovers metabolic differences between Candida species – Begum et al. – Communications Biology

Human skin microbiome

Evolution of the facial skin microbiome during puberty in normal and acne skin – Schneider et al. – JEADV

Human gut microbiome

[REVIEW]Harnessing Microbiota to Improve Immunotherapy for Gastrointestinal Cancers – Goc & Sonnenberg – Cancer Immunol Res

[REVIEW]Gut microbiome in multiple sclerosis-related cognitive impairment – Ghadiri et al. – Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders

[REVIEW]The Microbiome in Gastrointestinal Cancers – White & Wargo – Gastroenterology Clinics of North America

Human gut microbiota and its metabolites impact immune responses in COVID-19 and its complications – Nagata et al. – Gastroenterology

Gut microbial fermentation promotes the intestinal anti-inflammatory activity of Chinese yam polysaccharides – Bai et al. – Food Chemistry

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

The preventive effects of probiotic Akkermansia muciniphila on D-galactose/AlCl3 mediated Alzheimer’s disease-like rats – He et al. – Experimental Gerontology

Characterizing the chicken gut colonization ability of a diverse group of bacteria – Poudel et al. – Poultry Science

Obesity induced gut dysbiosis contributes to disease severity in an animal model of multiple sclerosis – Shahi et al. – Front. Immunol.

Animal microbiome (for animals in the wild)

Impact of aluminum exposure on oxidative stress, intestinal changes and immune responses in red swamp crayfish (Procambarus clarkii) – Zhang et al. – Science of The Total Environment

Network analysis reveals significant joint effects of microplastics and tetracycline on the gut than the gill microbiome of marine medaka – Liao et al. – Journal of Hazardous Materials

Xenobiotic estradiol-17ß alters gut microbiota of hatchling American Alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) – Murphy et al. – Environmental Microbiology

Sustained Drought, but Not Short-Term Warming, Alters the Gut Microbiomes of Wild Anolis Lizards – Williams et al. – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

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

Microbial Composition of Freshwater Marsh Sediment Responds more Strongly to Microcosm Seawater Addition than Simulated Nitrate or Phosphate Eutrophication – Weingarten & Jackson – Microbial Ecology

Built environment (subways, indoor surfaces)

Microbial community regulation and performance enhancement in gas biofilters by interrupting bacterial communication – Wang et al. – Microbiome


Identification of microbial features in multivariate regression under false discovery rate control – Srinivasan, Xue and Zhan – Computational Statistics & Data Analysis


Strain-level resolution and pneumococcal carriage dynamics by single-molecule real-time (SMRT) sequencing of the plyNCR marker: a longitudinal study in Swiss infants – Oyewole et al. – Microbiome

September 14, 2022

General microbiome

[PREPRINT]Cross-biome microbial networks reveal functional redundancy and suggest genome reduction through functional complementarity – Puente-Sánchez et al. – bioRiv

Human airway microbiome

[PREPRINT]Genomic and ecologic characteristics of the airway microbial-mucosal complex – Cuthbertson et al. – bioRxiv

Animal microbiome (for animals in the wild)

[DATA ]A global dataset of microbial community in ticks from metagenome study – Liu et al. – Scientific Data

Highland adaptation of birds on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau via gut microbiota – Liu et al. – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

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

[PREPRINT][Microbial community dynamics during a harmful Chrysochromulina leadbeateri bloom in northern Norway](Microbial community dynamics during a harmful Chrysochromulina leadbeateri bloom in northern Norway) – Aalto et al. – bioRxiv

September 7, 2022

General microbiome

Impact of environmental conditions and gut microbiota on the in vitro germination and growth of Clostridioides difficile – Martinez et al. – FEMS Microbiology Letters

[FORUM]Polymorphic microbes: a new emerging hallmark of cancer – Lythgoe et al. – Trends in Microbiology

A taxonomic note on the genus Prevotella: Description of four novel genera and emended description of the genera Hallella and Xylanibacter – Hitch et al. – Systematic and Applied Microbiology

A curated data resource of 214K metagenomes for characterization of the global antimicrobial resistome – Martiny et al. – PLOS Biology

Pregnancy and early life

Alterations in Vaginal Microbiota among Pregnant Women with COVID-19 – Velik et al. – Journal of Medical Virology

The Global Incidence of Adverse Events Associated with Fecal Microbiota Transplantation in Children over the Past 20 Years: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis – Wang et al. – Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Multi-site human microbiome

Dissecting the role of the human microbiome in COVID-19 via metagenome-assembled genomes – Ke, Weiss & Liu – Nature Communications

Human salivary microbiome

Salivary microbiome in chronic kidney disease: what is its connection to diabetes, hypertension, and immunity? – Liu et al. – Journal of Translational Medicine volume

Human vaginal microbiome

Does exposure to different types of menstrual protections affect the vaginal environment? – Tessandier et al. – Molecular Ecology

Human gut microbiome

High-altitude exposure decreases bone mineral density and its relationship with gut microbiota: Results from the China multi-ethnic cohort (CMEC) study – Zuo et al. – Environmental Research

Animal microbiome

Characterization of the oral and fecal microbiota associated with atopic dermatitis in dogs selected from a purebred Shiba Inu colony – Uchiyama et al. – Letters of Applied Microbiology

Probiotics or synbiotics addition to sows’ diets alters colonic microbiome composition and metabolome profiles of offspring pigs – Zhu et al. – Front. Microbiol.

Longitudinal analysis of the rectal microbiome in dogs with diabetes mellitus after initiation of insulin therapy – Laia et al. – PLOS One

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Core Microbiota in the Rhizosphere of Heavy Metal Accumulators and Its Contribution to Plant Performance – Luo et al. – Environ. Sci. Technol.

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

Global contribution of pelagic fungi to protein degradation in the ocean -Breyer et al. – Microbiome

August 24, 2022

General microbiome

[REVIEW]Detecting bacterial adaptation within individual microbiomes – Liebermann – Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B

[REVIEW]Soil microbiomes and one health – Banerjee & van der Heijden – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Pregnancy and early life

Microbial Analysis of Umbilical Cord Blood Reveals Novel Pathogens Associated with Stillbirth and Early Preterm Birth – Vander Haar et al. – mBio

Human respiratory microbiome

The respiratory microbiota alpha-diversity in chronic lung diseases: first systematic review and meta-analysis – Avalos-Fernandez et al. – Respiratory Research

Human saliva microbiome

Saliva microbiome, dietary, and genetic markers are associated with suicidal ideation in university students – Ahrens et al. – Scientific Reports

Human gut microbiome

The gut microbiota is associated with immune cell dynamics in humans – Schluter et al. – Nature

The systemic anti-microbiota IgG repertoire can identify gut bacteria that translocate across gut barrier surfaces – Vujkovic-Cvijin et al. – Science Translational Medicine

Higher pathogen load in children from Mozambique vs. USA revealed by comparative fecal microbiome profiling – Kim et al. – ISME Communications

Correlation of inflammatory biomarkers with the diversity of Bacteroidaceae, Bifidobacteriaceae, Prevotellaceae and Lactobacillaceae families in the intestinal microbiota of patients with end stage renal disease – Asgharian et al. – Advances in Medical Sciences

Impact of the Host Microbiome on Vaccine Responsiveness: Lessons Learned and Future Perspective – Stefanetti & Kasper – Biochemistry

Location-specific signatures of Crohn’s disease at a multi-omics scale – Gonzalez et al. – Microbiome

Association of food insecurity on gut microbiome and metabolome profiles in a diverse college-based sample – Mohr et al. – Scientific Reports

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

The Diversity and Functional Capacity of Microbes Associated with Coastal Macrophytes – Miranda et al. – mSystems

Microbes in space

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


[PREPRINT]Extending and improving metagenomic taxonomic profiling with uncharacterized species with MetaPhlAn 4 – Blanco-Miguez et al. – bioRxiv

Linear and nonlinear correlation estimators unveil undescribed taxa interactions in microbiome data – Lin, Eggesbø & Peddada – Nature Communications


Primers matter: Influence of the primer selection on human fungal detection using high throughput sequencing – Wiemann et al. – Gut Microbes

Using Nanopore Sequencing to Obtain Complete Bacterial Genomes from Saliva Samples – Baker et al. – mSystems