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

September 5, 2022

Human and General Microbiome

Inflammatory bowel disease and cardiovascular diseases – Bing Chen – The American Journal of Medicine

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

Polymorphic microbes: a new emerging hallmark of cancer – Mark P Lythgoe – Trends in Microbiology

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

Gut commensal E. coli outer membrane proteins activate the host food digestive system through neural-immune communication – Shengya Geng – Cell Host & Microbe

A shared mucosal gut microbiota signature in primary sclerosing cholangitis before and after liver transplantation – Mikal Jacob Hole – Hepatology

Beneficial Microbes and Compounds

The antidiabetic effects of Bifidobacterium longum subsp. longum BL21 through regulating gut microbiota structure in type 2 diabetic mice – Junyu Hao – Food & Function

Morchella esculenta polysaccharide attenuate obesity, inflammation and modulate gut microbiota – Ata Ur Rehman – AMB Express

Animal Microbiome

Review: Comparative biology of germ-free and conventional poultry – A J Cowieson – Poultry Science

Freshwater mussels and host fish gut microbe community composition shifts after agricultural contaminant exposure – Stephanie P Gill – Journal of Applied Microbiology

September 3, 2022

Highlights!!!

A compendium of 32,277 metagenome-assembled genomes and over 80 million genes from the early-life human gut microbiome – Shuqin Zeng – Nature Communications → Authors presented and described the main features of the  Early-Life Gut Genomes (ELGG) catalog: a dataset of 32,277 genomes representing 2172 species from 6122 fecal metagenomes collected from children under 3-years old from different regions.

A previously uncharacterized O-glycopeptidase from Akkermansia muciniphila requires the Tn-antigen for cleavage of the peptide bond – Brendon J Medley – The Journal of Biological Chemistry → AMUC_1438, a previously uncharacterized gene from A. muciniphila, encodes an O-glycopeptidase with mucin degrading capacity. This article shows relevant aspects of its enzymatic function. 

Lactic acid from vaginal microbiota enhances cervicovaginal epithelial barrier integrity by promoting tight junction protein expression – David Jose Delgado-Diaz – Microbiome → metaproteomic analysis on vaginal swab samples and transcriptomics analysis of cervicovaginal epithelial cell cultures showed that lactic acid, a commonly produced metabolite by the vaginal lactobacilli, is capable of enhancing genital epithelial barrier integrity; this microbial feature may help prevent invasion by sexually transmitted pathogens.

Human and General Microbiome

Review: A Perspective of the Urinary Microbiome in Lower Urinary Tract Infections – A Review – Rigoberto Pallares-Mendez – Current Urology Reports

Review: Methanogenic archaea in the human gastrointestinal tract – Christoph Hoegenauer – Nature Reviews. Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Meta-analysis of caries microbiome studies can improve upon disease prediction outcomes – Mark C Butcher – APMIS

Metagenomes of rectal swabs in larger, advanced stage cervical cancers have enhanced mucus degrading functionalities and distinct taxonomic structure – Tatiana V Karpinets – BMC Cancer

Horizontal gene transfer enables programmable gene stability in synthetic microbiota – Teng Wang – Nature Chemical Biology

A Multiscale Spatiotemporal Model Including a Switch from Aerobic to Anaerobic Metabolism Reproduces Succession in the Early Infant Gut Microbiota – David M Versluis – mSystems

Gut microbiome dysbiosis is associated with increased mortality after solid organ transplantation – J Casper Swarte – Science Translational Medicine

Beneficial Microbes and Compounds

Intestinal Microbiomics and Metabolomics Insights into the Hepatoprotective Effects of Lactobacillus paracasei CCFM1222 Against the Acute Liver Injury in Mice – Weiling Guo – Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins

An Alternative Oat-Containing Ready-To-Use Therapeutic Food Does Not Alter Intestinal Permeability or the 16S rRNA Fecal Microbiome Configuration Among Children With Severe Malnutrition in Sierra Leone: A Randomized Controlled Trial – D Taylor Hendrixson – The Journal of Nutrition

Study on the Effect of Molecular Weight on the Gut Microbiota Fermentation Properties of Blackberry Polysaccharides In Vitro – Qiao-Yun Li – Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Animal Model Microbiome

Tissue-wide metabolomics reveals wide impact of gut microbiota on mice metabolite composition – Iman Zarei – Scientific Reports

Gut microbiota mediates the inhibition of lymphopoiesis in dietary-restricted mice by suppressing glycolysis – Si Tao – Gut Microbes

Non-Model Animal Microbiome

Limited microbiome differences in captive and semi-wild primate populations consuming similar diets – Sahana Kuthyar – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Biodiversity, environmental drivers, and sustainability of the global deep-sea sponge microbiome – Kathrin Busch – Nature Communications

Strain-level profiling with picodroplet microfluidic cultivation reveals host-specific adaption of honeybee gut symbionts – Yujie Meng – Microbiome

Mucin O-glycan-microbiota axis orchestrates gut homeostasis in a diarrheal pig model – Bing Xia – Microbiome

Plant Microbiome

Stressful, isolated, yet diverse: Green roofs have rich microbiomes that are not dominated by oligotrophic taxa – Antoine Hénault – Environmental Microbiology Reports

Nodulation and nitrogen fixation in Medicago truncatula strongly alters the abundance of its root microbiota and subtly affects its structure – Andrzej Tkacz – Environmental Microbiology

Bioinformatic Tools and Microbiome Analysis Techniques

Gut bacterial nutrient preferences quantified in vivo – Xianfeng Zeng – Cell

Metric learning for comparing genomic data with triplet network – Zhi Ma – Briefings in Bioinformatics

STENSL: Microbial Source Tracking with ENvironment SeLection – Ulzee An – mSystems

Review: Emerging microfluidic technologies for microbiome research – Yue Yu – Frontiers in Microbiology

August 31, 2022

Human skin microbiome

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

Human oral microbiome

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

Human gut microbiome

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

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

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

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

Animal microbiome (for animals in the wild)

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

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

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

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

Microbes in space

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

Food microbiology

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

Bioinformatics

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

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

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

August 27, 2022

Highlights!

Capturing the antibiotic resistome of preterm infants reveals new benefits of probiotic supplementation – Allison K Guitor – Microbiome → A survey of the microbiome from preterm infants showed that probiotics use during hospitalization of these infants reduced the diversity and prevented the persistence of antibiotic resistance genes in the gut microbiome. The authors used a targeted capture approach involving lower costs.

Human gut microbiota after bariatric surgery alters intestinal morphology and glucose absorption in mice independently of obesity – Fernando F Anhê – Gut → The exposition of mice to human gut microbiota after restrictive or malabsorptive bariatric surgery could improve glycaemic control, involving, for example, the inhibition of host sodium-glucose cotransporter (Sglt)-1.

Human and General Microbiome

Temporal dynamics of oropharyngeal microbiome among SARS-CoV-2 patients reveals continued dysbiosis even after Viral Clearance – Suman Kalyan Paine – NPJ Biofilms and Microbiomes

Comparison of Metagenomic Sequencing and the NanoString nCounter Analysis System for the Characterization of Bacterial and Viral Communities in Vaginal Samples – Todd N Wylie – mSphere

Oral Microbiota from Periodontitis Promote Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma Development via γδ T Cell Activation – Wei Wei – mSystems

Gut Microbiota and Coronary Plaque Characteristics – Akihiro Nakajima – Journal of the American Heart Association

Toward FAIR Representations of Microbial Interactions – Alan R Pacheco – mSystems

Review: Gut microbiome-mediated mechanisms for reducing cholesterol levels: implications for ameliorating cardiovascular disease – Baolei Jia – Trends in Microbiology

Review: Type 2 diabetes, gut microbiome, and systems biology: A novel perspective for a new era – Yoscelina Estrella Martínez-López – Gut Microbes

Beneficial Microbes and Compounds

Human gut bifidobacteria inhibit the growth of the opportunistic fungal pathogen Candida albicans – Liviana Ricci – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Animal Model Microbiome

Orally administered Odoribacter laneus improves glucose control and inflammatory profile in obese mice by depleting circulating succinate – Isabel Huber-Ruano – Microbiome

Experimental methods modestly impact interpretation of the effect of environmental exposures on the larval zebrafish gut microbiome – Keaton Stagaman – Scientific Reports

A Metabologenomic approach reveals alterations in the gut microbiota of a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease – Francesco Favero – PloS ONE

Non-Model Animal Microbiome

Intraintestinal Analysis of the Functional Activity of Microbiomes and Its Application to the Common Marmoset Intestine – Mika Uehara – mSystems

A comprehensive comparison of fecal microbiota in three ecological bird groups of raptors, waders, and waterfowl – Caiquan Zhao – Frontiers in Microbiology

IHNV Infection Induces Strong Mucosal Immunity and Changes of Microbiota in Trout Intestine – Zhenyu Huang – Viruses

Fungi and Soil Microbiome

Wildfire-dependent changes in soil microbiome diversity and function – Amelia R Nelson – Nature Microbiology

Fungal succession on the decomposition of three plant species from a Brazilian mangrove – Marta A Moitinho – Scientific Reports

Fungi-on-a-Chip: microfluidic platforms for single-cell studies on fungi – Felix Richter – FEMS Microbiology Reviews

Environmental Microbiome

Climate-Endangered Arctic Epishelf Lake Harbors Viral Assemblages with Distinct Genetic Repertoires – Myriam Labbé – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Food Microbiome

Profiling of the microbiota in the remaining sports drink and orange juice in plastic bottles after direct drinking – Miho Kawachi – Journal of Oral Biosciences

Bioinformatic Tools and Microbiome Analysis Techniques

K-Clique Multiomics Framework: A Novel Protocol to Decipher the Role of Gut Microbiota Communities in Nutritional Intervention Trials – Carlo Mengucci – Metabolites

Principal microbial groups: compositional alternative to phylogenetic grouping of microbiome data – Aslı Boyraz – Briefings in Bioinformatics

Analysis of Gut Microbiome Using Fecal Samples – Ahmed Gamal – Methods in Molecular Biology 

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

Bioinformatics

[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

Techniques

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

August 22, 2022

Highlights!!

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

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

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

Human and General Microbiome

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

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

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

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

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

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

Beneficial Microbes and Compounds

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

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

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

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

More Microbes

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

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

Animal Microbiome

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

Environmental Microbiome

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

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

Bioinformatic Tools and Microbiome Analysis Techniques

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

August 20, 2022

Have a nice weekend! Today, in this brief Digest: Lung microbiota and PM exposure, Akkermansia genomic variability, sulfonation, microbiome and cholesterol, and a new role for Blautia wexlerae.

Human and General Microbiome

The Lung Microbiota Affects Pulmonary Inflammation and Oxidative Stress Induced by PM(2.5) Exposure – Simin Wang – Environmental Science & Technology

A thousand metagenome-assembled genomes of Akkermansia reveal phylogroups and geographical and functional variations in the human gut – Qing-Bo Lv – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

Intestinal TLR4 deletion exacerbates acute pancreatitis through gut microbiota dysbiosis and Paneth cells deficiency – Mei Qi-Xiang – Gut Microbes

A biosynthetic pathway for the selective sulfonation of steroidal metabolites by human gut bacteria – Lina Yao – Nature Microbiology

Review: Altered gut microbiota patterns in COVID-19: Markers for inflammation and disease severity – Chiranjib Chakraborty – World Journal of Gastroenterology

Animal Model Microbiome and Experiments

Characterization of interactions of dietary cholesterol with the murine and human gut microbiome – Henry H Le – Nature Microbiology

Gut-derived bacterial flagellin induces beta-cell inflammation and dysfunction – Torsten P M Scheithauer – Gut Microbes

Rapid evolution of a novel protective symbiont into keystone taxon in Caenorhabditis elegans microbiota – Alejandra Wu-Chuang – Scientific Reports

Beneficial Microbes and Compounds

Oral administration of Blautia wexlerae ameliorates obesity and type 2 diabetes via metabolic remodeling of the gut microbiota – Koji Hosomi – Nature Communications

Fecal microbiota transplantation can improve cognition in patients with cognitive decline and Clostridioides difficile infection – Soo-Hyun Park – Aging

August 19, 2022

Today’s digest is short and sweet! We have articles on the gut microbiota in rats, the influence of host genetics on the leaf fungal microbiome, and biofilm fouling in drinking water. There are also two manuscripts which provide tips for pathway enrichment analysis and biomarker discovery.

Happy reading! Also, if you’re in Scotland, consider checking out the enormous E. coli in Edinburgh this weekend!

Animal experiments

Effects of sea salt intake on metabolites, steroid hormones, and gut microbiota in rats – Chanmuang et al. – PLOS One

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

The changing influence of host genetics on the leaf fungal microbiome throughout plant development – Karasov & Lundberg – PLOS Biology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Impacts of temperature and hydraulic regime on discolouration and biofilm fouling in drinking water distribution systems – Fish et al. – PLOS Water

Bioinformatics

Nine quick tips for pathway enrichment analysis – Chicco & Agapito – PLOS Computational Biology

Ten quick tips for biomarker discovery and validation analyses using machine learning – Diaz-Uriarte et al. – PLOS Computational Biology

August 17, 2022

Pregnancy and early life

[REVIEW]Special Diets in Infants and Children and Impact on Gut Microbioma – Di Profio et al. – Nutrients

Cervicovaginal Complement Activation and Microbiota During Pregnancy and in Parturition – Livson et al. – Frontiers in Immunology

Human gut microbiome

[REVIEW]Interaction between microbiota and immunity and its implication in colorectal cancer – Xing et al. – Frontiers in Immunology

Mapping the human gut mycobiome in middle-aged and elderly adults: multiomics insights and implications for host metabolic health – Shuai et al. – Gut

Patient-Reported Outcomes Correlate With Microbial Community Composition Independent of Mucosal Inflammation in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Hellmann et al. – IBD

Pan-cancer analysis of microbiome quantitative trait loci – Chen et al. – Cancer Research

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

A Comparison of the Impact of Restrictive Diets on the Gastrointestinal Tract of Mice – Gregor et al. – Nutirents

High fat diets induce early changes in gut microbiota that may serve as markers of ulterior altered physiological and biochemical parameters related to metabolic syndrome. Effect of virgin olive oil in comparison to butter – Andújar-Tenorio et al. – PLOS One

Animal microbiome (for animals in the wild)

Host-Specific Larval Lepidopteran Mortality to Pathogenic Serratia Mediated by Poor Diet – Mason et al. – Journal of Invertebrate Pathology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Chemical and microbial characterization of sugarcane mill mud for soil applications – Uchimiya, Hay & LeBlanc – PLOS One