Greetings from Wiltshire, England!
Today’s digest brings a little bit of everything. We’ve been cataloguing the latest COVID-19 publications during this pandemic, and today I’m please to bring you a paper combining both COVID-19 and microbiome research!
Elsewhere, there are plenty of environmental microbiome publications, including a great paper on the challenges of studying microbiology in space, an analysis of how aerosols spread COVID-19 and other infectious agents in dental practices, and plenty of articles on various aspects of soil microbiomes.
I hope everyone’s coping well during these times. On a personal level, I’m delighted to be returning to the lab this week to resume my PhD research into gut microbiomes and cancer. I’m glad to be back, but worried about how my pipetting skills have suffered during my time off!
Stay safe, and happy reading!
Intestinal Flora as a Potential Strategy to Fight SARS-CoV-2 Infection – He et al. – Frontiers in Microbiology
Preprint: Naturally mutated spike proteins of SARS-CoV-2 variants show differential levels of cell entry – Ozono et al.
Human vaginal microbiome
Novel Potential Probiotic Lactobacilli for Prevention and Treatment of Vulvovaginal Infections – Kumherová et al. – Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
Preprint: The structure and diversity of strain level variation in vaginal bacteria –Tortelli et al.
Human gut microbiome
Early exposure to food contaminants reshapes maturation of the human brain-gut-microbiota axis – Sarron et al. – World Journal of Gastroenterology
Luminal microbiota related to Crohn’s disease recurrence after surgery – Hamilton et al. – Gut Microbes
Preprint: The gut mycobiome of healthy mice is shaped by the environment and shapes metabolic outcomes in response to diet – Mims et al.
Germ-free housing conditions do not affect aortic root and aortic arch lesion size of late atherosclerotic low-density lipoprotein receptor-deficient mice – Kiouptsi et al. – Gut Microbes
The effects of environment and ontogeny on the skin microbiome of two Stegastes damselfishes (Pomacentridae) from the eastern Caribbean Sea – Xavier et al. – Marine Biology
Variations and Potential Factors of Gut Prokaryotic Microbiome During Spawning Migration in Coilia nasus – Ying et al. – Current Microbiology
Plant, root, and soil microbiome
Genetic diversity of Agrobacterium species isolated from nodules of common bean and soybean in Brazil, Mexico, Ecuador and Mozambique, and description of the new species Agrobacterium fabacearum sp. nov. – Delamuta et al. – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
Efects of cadmium perturbation on the microbial community structure and heavy metal resistome of a tropical agricultural soil – Salam et al. – Bioresources and Bioprocessing
Differences in soil microbial communities and enzyme activity due to the application of bioslurry under cultivation – Mofokeng et al. – South African Journal of Plant and Soil
Microbial Communities in the Fynbos Region of South Africa: What Happens during Woody Alien Plant Invasions – Jacobs et al. – Diversity
Water and extremophile microbiome
Sierra Nevada mountain lake microbial communities are structured by temperature, resources and geographic location – Schulhof et al. – Molecular Ecology
Preprint: Fungal communities in sediments along a depth gradient in the Eastern Tropical Pacific – Rojas-Jimenez et al
Preprint: Evaluating aerosol and splatter following dental procedures – Allison et al.
Microbes in space
Current Progression: Application of High-Throughput Sequencing Technique in Space Microbiology – Chen et al. – BioMed Research International
Swine Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus carrying toxic-shock syndrome toxin gene in Hong Kong, China – Sapugahawatte et al. – Emerging Microbes and Infections
Probiotics / prebiotics
Moving from probiotics to precision probiotics – Veiga, et al. – Nature Microbiology
Phages and viruses
Fetal inheritance of chromosomally integrated human herpesvirus 6 predisposes the mother to pre-eclampsia – Gaccioli et al. – Nature Microbiology
Developing standards for the microbiome field – Amos et al. – Microbiome
Microbes in the news
Team Examines Microbiome of Marine Invertebrate That Produces Anticancer Compound – Technology Networks
Bacteria live on our eyeballs — and understanding their role could help treat common eye diseases – Yahoo! News