May 21, 2022

Human and General Microbiome

Citizen-science reveals changes in the oral microbiome in Spain through age and lifestyle factors – Jesse R Willis – NPJ Biofilms and Microbiomes

Gut Microbiome Was Highly Related to the Regulation of Metabolism in Lung Adenocarcinoma Patients – Sheng Wang – Frontiers in Oncology

Host-Population Microbial Diversity Scaling of Chinese Gut Microbiomes in Gout Patients – Jieshang Zhou – Evolutionary Bioinformatics Online

Combined Microbiome and Metabolome Analysis Reveals a Novel Interplay Between Intestinal Flora and Serum Metabolites in Lung Cancer – Sai Chen – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

Decreased Diversity of Gut Microbiota Is Associated with Decreased Muscle Mass and Function in Older Adults Residing in a Nursing Home – Y Ishida – The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging

The role of the mucin-glycan foraging Ruminococcus gnavus in the communication between the gut and the brain – Erika Coletto – Gut Microbes

A compilation of fecal microbiome shotgun metagenomics from hematopoietic cell transplantation patients – Jinyuan Yan – Scientific Data

The gut microbiota: stable bioreactor of variable composition? – Gilles Mithieux – Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism

Characterizing the mucin-degrading capacity of the human gut microbiota – Janiece S Glover – Scientific Reports

Mapping microbiome-redox spectrum and evaluating Microbial-Redox Index in chronic gastritis – Manas Kumar Panigrahi – Scientific Reports

Endometrial microbiome: sampling, assessment, and possible impact on embryo implantation – Marco Reschini – Scientific Reports

Temporal relationship among adiposity, gut microbiota, and insulin resistance in a longitudinal human cohort – Kui Deng – BMC Medicine

The respiratory microbiome associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease comorbidity in non-small cell lung cancer – Masamitsu Shimizu – Thoracic Cancer

Cervicovaginal loads of Gardnerella spp. are increased in immunocompetent women with persistent high-risk human papillomavirus infection – Rafael Belleti – Journal of Medical Microbiology

Review: Dysbiotic relationship between arthritis and the oral-gut microbiome. A critical review – Rubelisa Candido Gomes de Oliveira – Journal of Periodontal Research

Microbiome and COVID19

Intestinal microbiota composition of children with infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C) – Cansu Suskun – European Journal of Pediatrics

Super Dominant Pathobiontic Bacteria in the Nasopharyngeal Microbiota Cause Secondary Bacterial Infection in COVID-19 Patients – Tian Qin – Microbiology Spectrum

Increased Abundance of Achromobacter xylosoxidans and Bacillus cereus in Upper Airway Transcriptionally Active Microbiome of COVID-19 Mortality Patients Indicates Role of Co-Infections in Disease Severity and Outcome – Priti Devi – Microbiology Spectrum

Beneficial Microbes and Compounds

In vitro anti-tuberculosis effect of probiotic Lacticaseibacillus rhamnosus PMC203 isolated from vaginal microbiota – Md Abdur Rahim – Scientific Reports

Commensal bacteria-derived extracellular vesicles suppress ulcerative colitis through regulating the macrophages polarization and remodeling the gut microbiota – Liping Liang – Microbial Cell Factories

More Microbes

Adaptation of the gut pathobiont Enterococcus faecalis to deoxycholate and taurocholate bile acids – F Repoila – Scientific Reports

The OmpA of commensal Escherichia coli of CRC patients affects apoptosis of the HCT116 colon cancer cell line – Mahsa Mirzarazi – BMC Microbiology

Non-Model Animal Microbiome

Bee foraging preferences, microbiota and pathogens revealed by direct shotgun metagenomics of honey – Anastasios Galanis – Molecular Ecology Resources

Time for a change! A spotlight on the many neglected facets of sponge microbial biotechnology – Bruno Francesco Rodrigues de Oliveira – Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

Dietary wheat and reduced methane yield are linked to rumen microbiome changes in dairy cows – Keith W Savin – PloS ONE

Review: Role of Insect Gut Microbiota in Pesticide Degradation: A Review – Junaid Ali Siddiqui – Frontiers in Microbiology

Plant Microbiome

The Brassica napus seed microbiota is cultivar-specific and transmitted via paternal breeding lines – Birgit Wassermann – Microbial Biotechnology

Assembly, Core Microbiota, and Function of the Rhizosphere Soil and Bark Microbiota in Eucommia ulmoides – Chunbo Dong – Frontiers in Microbiology

Acquisition of a complex root microbiome reshapes the transcriptomes of rice plants – Christian Santos-Medellín – The New Phytologist

Water deficit affects inter-kingdom microbial connections in plant rhizosphere – Kathryn E Bazany – Environmental Microbiology

Review: Facilitating Reforestation Through the Plant Microbiome: Perspectives from the Phyllosphere – Posy E Busby – Annual Review of Phytopathology

Bioinformatics and Microbiome Analysis

The standardisation of the approach to metagenomic human gut analysis: from sample collection to microbiome profiling – Natalia Szóstak – Scientific Reports

Locality-Sensitive Hashing-Based k-Mer Clustering for Identification of Differential Microbial Markers Related to Host Phenotype – Wontack Han – Journal of Computational Biology

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

Bioinformatics

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

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

Techniques

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

Bioinformatics

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 5, 2022

Today’s digest features a review on the role of bacterial translocation (especially oral-gut axis) in health and disease, a proof-of-concept study on probiotics on processing of negative emotions in humans, and more. Happy reading!

Let’s talk microbiome science at the next #MVIF!

Sterile (?) environment

Comprehensive human amniotic fluid metagenomics supports the sterile womb hypothesis – HanChen Wang – Scientific Reports

Probiotics

Lactobacillus acidophilus, L. plantarum, L. rhamnosus, and L. reuteri Cell-Free Supernatants Inhibit Candida parapsilosis Pathogenic Potential upon Infection of Vaginal Epithelial Cells Monolayer and in a Transwell Coculture System In Vitro – Luca Spaggiari – Microbiology Spectrum

*Probiotic Mixture Containing Lactobacillus helveticus, Bifidobacterium longum and Lactiplantibacillus plantarum Affects Brain Responses Toward an Emotional Task in Healthy Subjects: A Randomized Clinical Trial – Julia Rode – Frontiers in Nutrition

Vaginal microbiome

Identification and characterization of novel endolysins targeting Gardnerella vaginalis biofilms to treat bacterial vaginosis – Sara Arroyo-Moreno – npj Biofilms and Microbiomes

Gut microbiome

*Review: Deciphering mechanisms and implications of bacterial translocation in human health and disease – Shen Jin – Current Opinion in Microbiology

Two Competing Guilds as a Core Microbiome Signature for Chronic Diseases – Guojun Wu – bioRxiv

Neonatal Immune Challenge influences the Microbiota and Behaviour in a Sexually Dimorphic Manner – A. Cuskelly – Brain, Behavior, and Immunity

Review: Diet- and microbiota-related metabolite, 5-aminovaleric acid betaine (5-AVAB), in health and disease – Retu Haikonen – Trends in Endocrinology & Metabolism

Gut mycobiome

Review: “Molding” immunity—modulation of mucosal and systemic immunity by the intestinal mycobiome in health and disease – Mackenzie W. Gutierrez – Nature Mucosal Immunology

Animal experiments

Evolution of the murine gut resistome following broad-spectrum antibiotic treatment – Laura de Nies – Nature Communications & Behind the paper here.

Plant, root/soil microbiome

*Sugars dominate the seagrass rhizosphere – E. Maggie Sogin – Nature Ecology & Evolution

Viruses

A snapshot of the global drinking water virome: Diversity and metabolic potential vary with residual disinfectant use – Bridget Hegarty – Water Research

Techniques

Fast quantification of gut bacterial species in cocultures using flow cytometry and supervised classification – Charlotte C. van de Velde – ISME Communications

Bioinformatics

A deep siamese neural network improves metagenome-assembled genomes in microbiome datasets across different environments – Shaojun Pan – Nature Communications

HiFine: integrating Hi-c-based and shotgun-based methods to reFine binning of metagenomic contigs – Yuxuan Du and Fengzhu Sun – Bioinformatics

happi: a Hierarchical Approach to Pangenomics Inference – Pauline Trinh – bioRxiv

Investigating the impact of database choice on the accuracy of metagenomic read classification for the rumen microbiome – Rebecca H. Smit – bioRxiv

TAMPA: interpretable analysis and visualization of metagenomics-based taxon abundance profiles – Varuni Sarwal – bioRxiv

April 23, 2022

Human and General Microbiome

Review: Fecal microbiota transplantation for people living with HIV: A scoping review – Brenda Caira-Chuquineyra – AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses

Review: Microbiota-derived tryptophan metabolites in vascular inflammation and cardiovascular disease – Nadja Paeslack – Amino Acids

Review: Role of diet and its effects on the gut microbiome in the pathophysiology of mental disorders – J Horn – Translational Psychiatry

Short Communication: Longitudinal analysis of the impact of oral contraceptive use on the gut microbiome – Xinwei Hua – Journal of Medical Microbiology

Longitudinal gut virome analysis identifies specific viral signatures that precede necrotizing enterocolitis onset in preterm infants – Emily A Kaelin – Nature Microbiology

Microbiomes of Urine and the Prostate Are Linked to Human Prostate Cancer Risk Groups – Rachel Hurst – European Urology Oncology

Alterations of mucosa-attached microbiome and epithelial cell numbers in the cystic fibrosis small intestine with implications for intestinal disease – Jennifer Kelly – Scientific Reports

Peptidoglycan from Akkermansia muciniphila MucT: chemical structure and immunostimulatory properties of muropeptides – Pilar Garcia-Vello – Glycobiology

Impact of Food Origin Lactiplantibacillus plantarum Strains on the Human Intestinal Microbiota in an in vitro System – Natalia Garcia-Gonzalez – Frontiers in Microbiology

Plasma branched-chain and aromatic amino acids correlate with the gut microbiota and severity of Parkinson’s disease – Yi Zhang – NPJ Parkinson’s Disease

Smallpox vaccination induces a substantial increase in commensal skin bacteria that promote pathology and influence the host response – Evgeniya V Shmeleva – PLoS Pathogens

Integrated fecal microbiome-metabolome signatures reflect stress and serotonin metabolism in irritable bowel syndrome – Zlatan Mujagic – Gut Microbes

Multi-omics analyses of serum metabolome, gut microbiome and brain function reveal dysregulated microbiota-gut-brain axis in bipolar depression – Zhiming Li – Molecular Psychiatry

Abnormal gut microbiota and bile acids in patients with first-episode major depressive disorder and the correlation analysis – Ning Sun – Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences

Analysis of the Vulvar Skin Microbiota in Asymptomatic Women and Patients With Vulvar Lichen Sclerosus Based on 16S rRNA Sequencing – Xiaoxiao Liu – Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology

A secondary metabolite drives intraspecies antagonism in a gut symbiont that is inhibited by cell-wall acetylation – Mustafa Özçam – Cell Host & Microbe

Animal Microbiome

Functional, transcriptional, and microbial shifts associated with healthy pulmonary aging in rhesus macaques – Nicholas S Rhoades – Cell Reports

Characterisation of the symbionts in the Mediterranean fruit fly gut – Mike Darrington – Microbial Genomics

Stability of the Microbiome of the Sponge Mycale (Oxymycale) acerata in the Western Antarctic Peninsula – Lea Happel – Frontiers in Microbiology

Gut Microbiota-Testis Axis: FMT Mitigates High-Fat Diet-Diminished Male Fertility via Improving Systemic and Testicular Metabolome – Yanan Hao – Microbiology Spectrum

Gut Microbiota of Wild Fish as Reporters of Compromised Aquatic Environments Sleuthed through Machine Learning – John Turner – Physiological Genomics

Plant Microbiome

Microbiome and related structural features of Earth’s most archaic plant indicate early plant symbiosis attributes – Anchittha Satjarak – Scientific Reports

Synthetic bacterial community derived from a desert rhizosphere confers salt stress resilience to tomato in the presence of a soil microbiome – Lucas Schmitz – The ISME Journal

Environmental Microbiology

Chemotaxis shapes the microscale organization of the ocean’s microbiome – Jean-Baptiste Raina – Nature

Catabolism of sialic acids in an environmental microbial community – Sergio Tomás-Martínez – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Genomic and metabolic adaptations of biofilms to ecological windows of opportunity in glacier-fed streams – Susheel Bhanu Busi – Nature Communications

Bioinformatics

Host phenotype classification from human microbiome data is mainly driven by the presence of microbial taxa – Renato Giliberti – PLoS Computational Biology

Metagenomic signatures of balancing selection in the human gut – Andrew H Moeller – Molecular Ecology

Techniques

Method for absolute quantification of short chain fatty acids via reverse phase chromatography mass spectrometry – Dominique G Bihan – PloS One

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

Techniques

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

April 6, 2022

Today’s digest features studies on microbial genes of unknown function, oral microbiome of smokeless tobacco consumers, non-industrialized infant microbiome, and more news. Happy reading!

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Global microbiome

Global Distribution of mcr Gene Variants in 214K Metagenomic Samples – Hannah-Marie Martiny – mSystems

Symposium Review: After the storm—Perspectives on the taxonomy of Lactobacillaceae – Nanzhen Qiao – JDS Communications

Oral microbiome

Assessing the Effect of Smokeless Tobacco Consumption on Oral Microbiome in Healthy and Oral Cancer Patients – Rituja Saxena – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

Gut microbiome

Unravelling specific diet and gut microbial contributions to inflammatory bowel disease – Gabriel Vasconcelos Pereira – bioRxiv

Effects of caloric restriction on the gut microbiome are linked with immune senescence – Julia Sbierski-Kind – Microbiome

Tap water as a natural vehicle for microorganisms shaping the human gut microbiome – Gabriele Andrea Lugli – Environmental Microbiology

Review: Diet-gut microbiota interactions on cardiovascular disease – Xufei Zhang and Philippe Gérard – Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal

*Robust Variation in Infant Gut Microbiome Assembly Across a Spectrum of Lifestyles – Matthew R Olm – bioRxiv

Animal microbiome

Extensive metagenomic analysis of the porcine gut resistome to identify indicators reflecting antimicrobial resistance – Yunyan Zhou – Microbiome

Animal experiment

Modulation of the gut microbiome by novel synthetic glycans for the production of propionate and the reduction of cardiometabolic risk factors – Yves A Millet – bioRxiv

Plant microbiome

The phyllosphere microbiome shifts toward combating melanose pathogen – Pu-Dong Li – Microbiome

Wastewater microbiome

Near-neutral pH increased n-caprylate production in a microbiome with product inhibition of methanogenesis – Rodolfo Palomo-Briones – bioRxiv

Techniques

Review: Next-generation sequencing: insights to advance clinical investigations of the microbiome – Caroline R. Wensel – The Journal of Clinical Investigations

Metagenomics-enabled microbial surveillance – Karrie K. K. Ko – Nature Microbiology

Bioinformatics

Software testing in microbial bioinformatics: a call to action – Boas C.L. van der Putten – Microbial Genomics

Review: Machine Learning and Deep Learning Applications in Metagenomic Taxonomy and Functional Annotation – Alban Mathieu – Frontiers in Microbiology

*Unifying the known and unknown microbial coding sequence space – Chiara Vanni – eLife

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April 04, 2022

General microbiome

[REVIEW]Types and functions of heterogeneity in mycobacteria – Chung, Johnson & Aldridge – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Human breast tissue microbiome

The breast tissue microbiome, stroma, immune cells and breast cancer – Hieken et al. – Neoplasia

Human gut microbiome

Intestinal virome in patients with alcohol use disorder and after abstinence – Hsu et al. – Hepatology Communications

Sexual Dimorphism in the Gut Microbiome: Microgenderome or Microsexome? – Mulak, Larauche & Tache – J Neurogastroenterol Motil

Worms and bugs of the gut: the search for diagnostic signatures using barcoding, and metagenomics–metabolomics – Papaiakovou et al. – Parasites & Vectors

[REVIEW]Connecting the Human Microbiome and Pancreatic Cancer – Sexton et al. – Cancer and Metastasis Reviews

Mechanistic insights into consumption of the food additive xanthan gum by the human gut microbiota – Ostrowski et al. – Nature Microbiology

Strain-resolved analysis in a randomized trial of antibiotic pretreatment and maintenance dose delivery mode with fecal microbiota transplant for ulcerative colitis – Smith et al. – Scientific Reports

[PREPRINT]Ultra-deep Sequencing of Hadza Hunter-Gatherers Recovers Vanishing Microbes – Merrill et al. – bioRxiv

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

Light-Sensitive Lactococcus lactis for Microbe–Gut–Brain Axis Regulating via Upconversion Optogenetic Micro-Nano System – Pan et al. – ACS Nano

Biogeography, succession, and origin of the chicken intestinal mycobiome – Robinson et al. – Microbiome

Identification of gut microbial species linked with disease variability in a widely used mouse model of colitis – Forster et al. – Nature Microbiology

Growth promotion and antibiotic induced metabolic shifts in the chicken gut microbiome – Plata et al. – Communications Biology

Animal microbiome (for animals in the wild)

Microplastics impact the accumulation of metals in earthworms by changing the gut bacterial communities – Yang, Xu & Yu – Science of The Total Environment

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Microbial communities in sandy beaches from the three domains of life differ by microhabitat and intertidal location – Okamoto et al. – Molecular Ecology

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

[REVIEW]Microbial metabolites in the marine carbon cycle – Moran et al. – Nature Microbiology

Bioinformatics

[PREPRINT]Controlling taxa abundance improves metatranscriptomics differential analysis – Ji & Ma – bioRxiv

February 21, 2022

Today’s digest features two excellent metagenome – metabolome association studies in Nature Medicine and a great article in Genome Biology showing that the sustained software development is what you should look for in a bioinformatic software, not what journal it was published in.

Human gut microbiome

Metabolomic and microbiome profiling reveals personalized risk factors for coronary artery disease – Talmor-Barkan et al. Nature Medicine. 

Microbiome and metabolome features of the cardiometabolic disease spectrum – Fromentin et al. Nature Medicine

Gut metagenome associations with extensive digital health data in a volunteer-based Estonian microbiome cohort – Aasmets et al. Nature Communications

Animal Microbiome

Drivers of gut microbiome variation within and between groups of a wild Malagasy primate – Rudolph et al. Microbiome

Integrated meta-omics reveals new ruminal microbial features associated with feed efficiency in dairy cattle – Xue et al. Microbiome

The gut microbiome and antibiotic resistome of chronic diarrhea rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) and its similarity to the human gut microbiome – Yang et al Microbiome

Virome

Independent host- and bacterium-based determinants protect a model symbiosis from phage predation – Lynch et al. Cell Reports

Virome characterization of game animals in China reveals a spectrum of emerging pathogens – He et al. Cell

Water and extremophile microbiome

Microeukaryotic gut parasites in wastewater treatment plants: diversity, activity, and removal – Freudenthal et al. Microbiome

Bioinformatics

METABOLIC: high-throughput profiling of microbial genomes for functional traits, metabolism, biogeochemistry, and community-scale functional networks – Zhou et al. Microbiome

Sustained software development, not number of citations or journal choice, is indicative of accurate bioinformatic software – Gardner et al. Genome Biology

Non-Microbiome picks

If you’ve listened to The Dropout podcast you might like this editorial.  

The post-Theranos world – Nature Biotechnology.