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 14, 2022

Human and General Microbiome

Gut Microbiome

Noninvasive assessment of gut function using transcriptional recording sentinel cells – Florian Schmidt – Science

Perspective about this paper: Recording bacterial responses to changes in the gut environment – Liron Zahavi – Science

Contribution of the Microbiome to Western Diet-Induced Gene Expression Changes in the Intestine and Vasculature – Alyssa N Cavalier – FASEB Journal

The Gut Microbiota Metabolite Succinate promotes Adipose Tissue Browning in Crohn’s Disease – D Monfort-Ferré – Journal of Crohn’s & Colitis

Changes in Gut Microbiome Composition with Healthy Aging in Humans: Links to Vascular Endothelial Function – Nathan Greenberg – FASEB Journal

The Gut Microbiota Modulates Gene Expression in the Kidney – Brittni Moore – FASEB Journal

Rapid evolution and strain turnover in the infant gut microbiome – Daisy W Chen – Genome Research

Review: The role of short-chain fatty acids in Clostridioides difficile infection: A review – Zi-Rou Ouyang – Anaerobe

Respiratory Microbiome

Lung microbiome composition and bronchial epithelial gene expression in patients with COPD versus healthy individuals: a bacterial 16S rRNA gene sequencing and host transcriptomic analysis – Mohammadali Yavari Ramsheh – The Lancet. Microbe

Therapeutic Targeting of the Respiratory Microbiome – Sanjay H Chotirmall – American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

Temporal Dynamics of the Nasopharyngeal Microbiome and its Relationship with Childhood Asthma Exacerbation – Jinpao Hou – Microbiology Spectrum

Oral Microbiome

Role of Oral Microbiota Biofilms in Recurrent Tonsillitis and Sleep-Disordered Breathing in Children – Thibault Allain – FASEB Journal

Oral Microbiota of Amazonian Kichwa Infants From Equador During the First Six Months of Life – Diana Maldonado Lino – FASEB Journal

Child saliva microbiota and caries: a randomized controlled maternal education trial in rural Uganda – Grace K M Muhoozi – Scientific Reports

Microbiome and Cancer

Review: Gut microbiota: Role and Association with Tumorigenesis in Different Malignancies – Altamas Ali – Molecular Biology Reports

Fusobacterium nucleatum as a Marker for Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition in Colorectal Cancer – Angela Huang – FASEB Journal

L-norvaline affects the proliferation of breast cancer cells based on the microbiome and metabolome analysis – Qin Zhu – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Microbiome across Age

Integrative multiomics analysis reveals host-microbe-metabolite interplays associated with the aging process in Singaporeans – Liwei Chen – Gut Microbes

Association of antibiotics exposure within the first 2 years after birth with subsequent childhood type 1 diabetes – Dahye Lee – Endocrine

Review: The resistance within: Antibiotic disruption of the gut microbiome and resistome dynamics in infancy – Robert Thänert – Cell Host & Microbe

Review: The developing infant gut microbiome: A strain-level view – Hagay Enav – Cell Host & Microbe

Multi-site Microbiome

The healthy female microbiome across body sites: effect of hormonal contraceptives and the menstrual cycle – Maria Christine Krog – Human Reproduction

Multi-scale study of the oral and gut environments in children with high and low threshold peanut allergy – Lingdi Zhang – The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Beneficial Microbes and Compounds

Supplementation with a probiotic mixture accelerates gut microbiome maturation and reduces intestinal inflammation in extremely preterm infants – Jumana Samara – Cell host & Microbe

Review: Effective Regulation of Gut Microbiota With Probiotics and Prebiotics May Prevent or Alleviate COVID-19 Through the Gut-Lung Axis – Lei Xu – Frontiers in Pharmacology

Review: A Reciprocal Link Between Gut Microbiota, Inflammation and Depression: A Place for Probiotics? – Ahmed Eltokhi – Frontiers in Neuroscience

Animal Model Microbiome

Reduced housing density improves statistical power of murine gut microbiota studies – Amber Russell – Cell Reports

Investigation of Effects of Hyperglycaemia on the Lung Microbiome in Diabetic Mice – Stanislavs Vasiljevs – FASEB Journal

Dietary Impacts on Changes in Diversity and Abundance of the Murine Microbiome During Progression and Treatment of Cancer – Holly Paden – FASEB Journal

Impact of Gut R. torques on Type 2 Diabetes in Selenium-deficient Mice – Ying-Chen Huang – FASEB Journal

Interaction between gut microbiota dysbiosis and lung infection as gut-lung axis caused by Streptococcus suis in mouse model – Wenjie Yang – Microbiological Research

The influence of maternal unhealthy diet on maturation of offspring gut microbiota in rat – Kyoko Hasebe – Animal Microbiome

Lactoferrin modulates gut microbiota and Toll-like receptors (TLRs) in mice with dysbiosis induced by antibiotics – Andrea Bellés – Food & Function

Non-Model Animal Microbiome

Serotonin modulates insect gut bacterial community homeostasis – Tian Zeng – BMC Biology

Plant and Soil Microbiome

Natural variation in root exudation of GABA and DIMBOA impacts the maize root endosphere and rhizosphere microbiomes – Peng Wang – Journal of Experimental Botany

Beyond the snapshot: identification of the timeless, enduring indicator microbiome informing soil fertility and crop production in alkaline soils – Jianwei Zhang – Environmental Microbiome

Environmental Microbiome

The role of microbiome in carbon sequestration and environment security during wastewater treatment – Xuefeng Zhu – The Science of the Total Environment

Bioinformatics and Microbiome Analysis

Variational Approximation-Based Model Selection for Microbial Network Inference – Shibu Yooseph – Journal of Computational Biology

Review: Opportunities and challenges of using metagenomic data to bring uncultured microbes into cultivation – Sijia Liu – Microbiome

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 3, 2022

General microbiome

Longitudinal multi-omics analyses link gut microbiome dysbiosis with recurrent urinary tract infections in women – Worby et al. Nature Microbiology. 2022

Human gut microbiome

Unfavourable intrauterine environment contributes to abnormal gut microbiome and metabolome in twins – Yang et al. Gut

Dosing a synbiotic of human milk oligosaccharides and B. infantis leads to reversible engraftment in healthy adult microbiomes without antibiotics – Button et al. Cell Host & Microbe

Gut microbial similarity in twins is driven by shared environment and aging – Vilchez-Vargas et al. eBioMedicine

Gut Microbiome Alterations Associated with Diabetes in Mexican Americans in South Texas. Kwan et al. mSystems

Human respiratory & oral microbiome

Metagenomic sequencing reveals time, host, and body compartment-specific viral dynamics after lung transplantation – Widder et al. Microbiome

Polymicrobial Interactions of Oral Microbiota: a Historical Review and Current Perspective – Zhang et al. mBio

Animal experiments

Effects of ‘Healthy’ Fecal Microbiota Transplantation against the Deterioration of Depression in Fawn-Hooded Rats – Hu et al. mSystems

Water/Extremophile microbiome

Metagenome-assembled genomes of phytoplankton microbiomes from the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans – Duncan et al. Microbiome

Bioinformatics

Compositionally Aware Phylogenetic Beta-Diversity Measures Better Resolve Microbiomes Associated with Phenotype – Martino et al. mSystems

BiomeHorizon: Visualizing Microbiome Time Series Data in R – Fink et al. mSystems

Comparative Analysis and Data Provenance for 1,113 Bacterial Genome Assemblies. Yarmosh et al. mSphere

Non microbiome picks

Ancestry-inclusive dog genomics challenges popular breed stereotypes – Morrill et al. Science. 

Dietary fibre in hypertension and cardiovascular disease management: systematic review and meta-analyses – Reynolds et al. BMC Medicine

April 30, 2022

Human Microbiome

Three-dimensional imaging for the quantification of spatial patterns in microbiota of the intestinal mucosa – Octavio Mondragón-Palomino – PNAS

Global, distinctive, and personal changes in molecular and microbial profiles by specific fibers in humans – Samuel M Lancaster – Cell Host & Microbe

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

Disordered development of gut microbiome interferes with the establishment of the gut ecosystem during early childhood with atopic dermatitis – Min-Jung Lee – Gut Microbes

A starch- and sucrose-reduced dietary intervention in irritable bowel syndrome patients produced a shift in gut microbiota composition along with changes in phylum, genus, and amplicon sequence variant abundances, without affecting the micro-RNA levels – Clara Nilholm – United European Gastroenterology Journal

Alterations in intestinal microbiota in ultramarathon runners – Mika Sato – Scientific Reports

Lost microbes of COVID-19: Bifidobacterium, Faecalibacterium depletion and decreased microbiome diversity associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection severity – Sabine Hazan – BMJ Open Gastroenterology

Gut microbiota alterations in critically ill older patients: a multicenter study – Mesa Victoria – BMC Geriatrics

Bone marrow transplantation induces changes in the gut microbiota that chronically increase the cytokine response pattern of splenocytes – Saeed Katiraei – Scientific Reports

Gut microbial β-glucuronidases regulate host luminal proteases and are depleted in irritable bowel syndrome – Adam L Edwinson – Nature Microbiology

Review: Communication between the gut microbiota and peripheral nervous system in health and chronic disease – Tyler M Cook – Gut Microbe

Systematic Review: Adverse events in fecal microbiota transplantation: a systematic review and meta-analysis – Eliot A Rapoport – Annals of Gastroenterology

Review: Eco-evolutionary impact of ultraviolet radiation (UVR) exposure on microorganisms, with a special focus on our skin microbiome – Sandhya Rai – Microbiological Research

Beneficial Microbes and Compounds

Review: The huge clinical potential of microbiota in the treatment of pancreatic cancer: The next frontier – Zhilin Zhang – Biochimica et Biophysica Acta. Reviews on Cancer

Oral Administration of Lactobacillus paracasei N1115 on Neonatal Mice Prevents the Intestinal Inflammation in Adulthood – Yiping Xun – Letters in Applied Microbiology

Animal Model Microbiome

ABO genotype alters the gut microbiota by regulating GalNAc levels in pigs – Hui Yang – Nature

External light-dark cycle shapes gut microbiota through intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells – Chi-Chan Lee – EMBO Reports

Non-Model Animal Microbiome

Host-Associated Bacterial Communities Vary Between Daphnia galeata Genotypes but Not by Host Genetic Distance – Amruta Rajarajan – Microbial Ecology

Faecal Microbiota Divergence in Allopatric Populations of Podarcis lilfordi and P. pityusensis, Two Lizard Species Endemic to the Balearic Islands – Iris Alemany – Microbial Ecology

Gut microbiota of ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta) vary across natural and captive populations and correlate with environmental microbiota – Sally L Bornbusch – Animal Microbiome

Mechanisms of fungal community assembly in wild stoneflies moderated by host characteristics and local environment – Yu-Xi Zhu – NPJ Biofilms and Microbiomes

Changes to the gut microbiota of a wild juvenile passerine in a multidimensional urban mosaic – Öncü Maraci – Scientific Reports

Comparative study on gut microbiota in three Anura frogs from a mountain stream – Zhuo Chen – Ecology and Evolution

Plant Microbiome

Insights into the microbiome assembly during different growth stages and storage of strawberry plants – Expedito Olimi – Environmental Microbiome

More Microbes, Genes, and Proteins

Hypothesis: Does Lactobacillus reuteri influence ergothioneine levels in the human body? – Irwin K Cheah – FEBS Letters

Type VI secretion systems of pathogenic and commensal bacteria mediate niche occupancy in the gut – Antonio Serapio-Palacios – Cell Reports

Review: Utilization of glycosaminoglycans by the human gut microbiota: participating bacteria and their enzymatic machineries – Parkash Singh Rawat – Gut Microbes

Bioinformatics

DEPP: Deep Learning Enables Extending Species Trees using Single Genes – Yueyu Jiang – Systematic Biology

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

Compositionally Aware Phylogenetic Beta-Diversity Measures Better Resolve Microbiomes Associated with Phenotype – Cameron Martino – mSystems

Review: Could Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning and Inclusion of Diet-Gut Microbiome Interactions Improve Disease Risk Prediction? Case Study: Coronary Artery Disease – Baiba Vilne – Frontiers in Microbiology

Review: Microbial dark matter: from discovery to applications – Yuguo Zha – Genomics, Proteomics & Bioinformatics

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

March 25, 2022

Human gut microbiome

In Vitro and In Silico Based Approaches to Identify Potential Novel Bacteriocins from the Athlete Gut Microbiome of an Elite Athlete Cohort – Wosinska et al. Microorganisms

Cancer pharmacomicrobiomics: targeting microbiota to optimise cancer therapy outcomes – Ting et al. Gut

Human respiratory microbiome

Inhibition of lung microbiota-derived proapoptotic peptides ameliorates acute exacerbation of pulmonary fibrosis – D’Alessandro-Gabazza et al. Nature Communications

Probiotics

Gut microbiota and fermentation-derived branched chain hydroxy acids mediate health benefits of yogurt consumption in obese mice – Daniel et al. Nature Communications

Animal experiments

Gut microbiota determines the social behavior of mice and induces metabolic and inflammatory changes in their adipose tissue – Agranyoni et al. npj biofilms and microbiomes

The microbiota restrains neurodegenerative microglia in a model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis – Cox et al. Microbiome

Water & Extremophile microbiome

Spatial organization of the kelp microbiome at micron scales – Ramirez-Puebla et al. Microbiome

Metagenomics reveals global-scale contrasts in nitrogen cycling and cyanobacterial light-harvesting mechanisms in glacier cryoconite – Murakami et al. Microbiome.

Virome

Phages and their satellites encode hotspots of antiviral systems – Rousset et al. Cell Host & Microbe

Fungi

Fungal sensing enhances neutrophil metabolic fitness by regulating antifungal Glut1 activity – Li et al. Cell Host & Microbe

The primate gut mycobiome-bacteriome interface is impacted by environmental and subsistence factors – Sharma et al. npj Biofilms and microbiomes

Bioinformatics

Swapping Metagenomics Preprocessing Pipeline Components Offers Speed and Sensitivity Increases – Armstrong et al. mSystems

February 28, 2022

Human and General Microbiome

Fusobacterium nucleatum promotes colorectal cancer cells adhesion to endothelial cells and facilitates extravasation and metastasis by inducing ALPK1/NF-κB/ICAM1 axis – Ying Zhang – Gut Microbes

Oral and Intestinal Bacterial Substances Associated with Disease Activities in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Cross-Sectional Clinical Study – Kaori Kitamura – Journal of Immunology Research

Cervicovaginal Microbiota Predicts Neisseria gonorrhoeae Clinical Presentation – Angela Lovett – Frontiers in Microbiology

Gut microbiota from Mexican patients with metabolic syndrome and HIV infection: an inflammatory profile – Fernando Amador-Lara – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Dysbiosis of skin microbiome and gut microbiome in melanoma progression – Chahrazed Mekadim – BMC Microbiology

Whole Genome Analysis of 335 New Bacterial Species from Human Microbiota Reveals a Huge Reservoir of Transferable Antibiotic Resistance Determinants – Sami Khabthani – International Journal of Molecular Sciences

Dynamics of the Gut Bacteria and Fungi Accompanying Low-Carbohydrate Diet-Induced Weight Loss in Overweight and Obese Adults – Dan Yu – Frontiers in Nutrition

The Gut Microbiome as a Biomarker of Cancer Progression Among Female Never-smokers With Lung Adenocarcinoma – Takehiro Otoshi – Anticancer Research

Impact Of The Ileal Microbiota On Surgical Site Infections In Crohn’s Disease: A Nationwide Prospective Cohort – Clément Julien – Journal of Crohn’s & Colitis

A multiple-dimension model for microbiota of patients with colorectal cancer from normal participants and other intestinal disorders – Jian Shen – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Gut Microbiota Regulate Pancreatic Growth, Exocrine Function and Gut Hormones – Khyati Girdhar – Diabetes

Respiratory dysfunction three months after severe COVID-19 is associated with gut microbiota alterations – Beate Vestad – Journal of Internal Medicine

Gut microbiota and BMI throughout childhood: the role of firmicutes, bacteroidetes, and short-chain fatty acid producers – Timothy A Houtman – Scientific Reports

Review: Cross-reactivity between microbial and tumor antigens – Laurence Zitvogel – Current Opinion in Immunology

Review: The role of nutrition in inflammaging – Paolo Di Giosia – Ageing Research Reviews

Review: Impact of antibiotics on the human microbiome and consequences for host health – Dhrati V Patangia – MicrobiologyOpen

Beneficial Microbes and Compounds

Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Study to Assess the Effect of Two Probiotics on the Preterms’ Gut Microbiota – Bárbara Moreno-Sanz – Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

Streptococcus strain C17(T) as a potential probiotic candidate to modulate oral health – Wen Xiao Zhang – Letters in Applied Microbiology

Animal Microbiome

Antimicrobial resistance profile of gram-positive isolates belonging to the microbiota of non-human primates – Melissa M Zaniolo – Journal of Medical Primatology

Gut microbiota differences between paired intestinal wall and digesta samples in three small species of fish – Lasse Nyholm – PeerJ

An experimental test of disease resistance function in the skin-associated bacterial communities of three tropical amphibian species – Myra C Hughey – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Gut Microbiome Characteristics in feral and domesticated horses from different geographic locations – Li Ang – Communications Biology

Plant Microbiome

Long-term effect of epigenetic modification in plant-microbe interactions: modification of DNA methylation induced by plant growth-promoting bacteria mediates promotion process – Chen Chen – Microbiome

Changes in root microbiome during wheat evolution – Somayeh Gholizadeh – BMC Microbiology

Plant organ and sampling time point determine the taxonomic structure of microbial communities associated to apple plants in the orchard environment – Claudia Maria Oliveira Longa – Microbiological Research

Commensal Pseudomonas strains facilitate protective response against pathogens in the host plant – Or Shalev – Nature Ecology & Evolution

Review: Major Biological Control Strategies for Plant Pathogens – Manisha Arora Pandit – Pathogens

Bioinformatics

ADDAGMA: A database for domestic animal gut microbiome atlas – Yueren Xu – Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal

To rarefy or not to rarefy: robustness and efficiency trade-offs of rarefying microbiome data – Johnny Hong – Bioinformatics

Techniques

Human Stool Preservation Impacts Taxonomic Profiles in 16S Metagenomics Studies – Anne Plauzolles – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

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. 

February 2, 2022

General microbiome

Genomic structure predicts metabolite dynamics in microbial communities – Gowda et al. – Cell 

Inhalable antibiotic resistomes emitted from hospitals: metagenomic insights into bacterial hosts, clinical relevance, and environmental risks – Wu et al. – Microbiome

Long-read metagenomic sequencing reveals shifts in associations of antibiotic resistance genes with mobile genetic elements from sewage to activated sludge – Dai et al. – Microbiome

Understanding microbiome alterations in autism – Nature Medicine

Human gut microbiome

3β-Hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase expressed by gut microbes degrades testosterone and is linked to depression in males – Li et al. – Cell Host & Microbe

Pregnancy and early life

Early-life viral infections are associated with disadvantageous immune and microbiota profiles and recurrent respiratory infections – Piters et al. – Nature Microbiology

Meconium Microbiome of Very Preterm Infants across Germany – Klopp et al. – mSphere

Water and extremophile microbiome

Comparative metabolomic analysis reveals shared and unique chemical interactions in sponge holobionts – Zhang et al. – Microbiome

A multi-omics approach unravels metagenomic and metabolic alterations of a probiotic and synbiotic additive in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) – Rasmussen et al. – Microbiome

Bioinformatics

MUON: multimodal omics analysis framework – Bredikhin et al. – Genome Biology

Non Microbiome Picks

A Toast to All the Rejects – The Atlantic. An insightful article on celebrating your rejections in academia.