Special Journal Issues
Microbiome Biology Special Issue (Genome Biology and BMC Biology) - August 2019
Microbiome Biology Special Issue
Guest Editors: Rob Knight, Ruth Ley, Elizabeth Grice, Jeroen Raes
Genome Biology and BMC Biology are pleased to launch the publication of this special issue on Microbiome Biology.
Microbiome research is helping us to understand the pervasive influence of microbial life on ourselves and our living planet. Recent advances in sequencing, proteomic, and metabolomic technologies, as well as analytical and computational tools, are generating valuable insights into the biology of microbial communities, and their impact on their surroundings and their hosts. Microbiome research has thus integrated the diverse fields of microbiology, genomics, bioinformatics, cell and developmental biology and health and medicine, among others.
This special issue captures some of the progress being made in a field of research that has infiltrated traditional life science domains and changed our perception of organismal biology.
Research, methodology, review and comment articles will be appearing in the collection during the course of the next few months.
Special issue is available here:
Milestones in human microbiota research
The human body is home to trillions of microorganisms that have direct and indirect impacts on health and disease. The microbiota that resides on and within us is a diverse community of bacteria, archaea, viruses, and fungi. This ‘Milestones in Human Microbiota Research’ provides a historical perspective of the breakthroughs in the field as well as future research directions
Milestones in human microbiota research is available here:
Nature Special | 29 May 2019 Human Microbiome Project, part 2
The second phase of the 10-year NIH-funded Human Microbiome Project (HMP2) has reached its fruition in the form of a collection of studies addressing the role of the microbiota in inflammatory bowel disease, the onset of type 2 diabetes and in pregnancy and preterm birth. Through the power of multi-omic technologies and clinical analyses, these studies provide the most comprehensive analysis of both the host and the microbiota to date, revealing important insights into the complex interplay between these partners and how this changes over time. The work of the HMP has generated vital resources and analytical tools that continue to fuel progress in the field, and has set a precedent for future human multi-omic studies that strive to integrate basic and clinical science.
We are pleased to present this Nature collection of commentary and research publications from across Naturejournals and related publications from HMP2.
This special collection is available here:
Global change series in Nature Reviews Microbiology
Industrialization, urbanization, progress in modern medicine and technological innovations shape our environment and the way we live our lives. However, besides exciting advances, this global change has negative economic, ecological and social effects. What role do microorganisms have in this global challenge? Climate change can affect microbial community structure and function in the ocean and soil and change host-microbiota interactions with potentially severe consequences for food production, carbon cycling and disease spread. By contrast, microorganisms could also be used to mitigate the effects of climate change. An integrated and informed approach is required to scale up our global response to climate change. In this article series, Nature Reviews Microbiology addresses the relationship between microorganisms and global change, and considers the wider environmental and health challenges.
This collection of articles is available here:
Nature Collection 25 January 2019 Gut Microbiota
The microbial communities that inhabit our gastrointestinal tract, termed the gut microbiota, are well known to play a fundamental role in many host processes, and our understanding of these complex communities continues to advance at a rapid pace. Research has characterized the gut microbiota in health and disease at increasing resolution, aided by the continuous development of tools and approaches. Greater mechanistic understanding of how our microbial partners, including the non-bacterial members, contribute to or protect against disease is a major focus of recent initiatives with the ultimate goal of translating these findings into clinical applications.
This collection brings together Research, Reviews and Comment published in several Nature journals covering key topics on the gut microbiota. The selected content has been published over the past year in Nature, Nature Microbiology, Nature Medicine, Nature Genetics, Nature Communications, Nature Reviews Microbiology, Nature Reviews Genetics and Nature Reviews Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
This collection is available here:
The latest research, reviews and news about the microbiome from across all of the Nature journals
Within the Section "SUBJECTS" of Nature you can access to the latest research, reviews and news from across all of the Nature journals about MICROBIOME here:
This is the definition of Microbiome that Nature editors include in that section about Microbiome:
"The microbiome comprises all of the genetic material within a microbiota (the entire collection of microorganisms in a specific niche, such as the human gut). This can also be referred to as the metagenome of the microbiota."
This selection of Nature publications about microbiome is separated in 2 sections:
Latest Research and Reviews
- All Research & Reviews
- News and Comment
Open issue celebrating 15 years of Nature Reviews Microbiology
Table of contents:
- Channeling the vacuole
- Layers of complexity in the groun
- Defending the nich
- Taking control over the hos
- Maximizing delivery
- A new timeline of life’s early evolution
- Pick of the crop microbiom
- Next-generation bacterial taxonom
- Slipping through the NE
- Setting standards for reproducibility in gut microbiome research
News & Analysis
- Structural insights into the signalling mechanisms of two-component systems
- Zika virus vaccines
- Vector-borne diseases
The top 100 most highly-read microbiology articles in Scientific Reports during 2017
Scientific Reports published more than 2,000 microbiology papers in 2017, here we can find the top 100 most highly-read articles.
"Explore the most widely-read microbiology research published in Scientific Reports in 2017. Featuring authors from across the globe, including members of the Editorial Board, this Collection showcases research that's highly valued by the international microbiology community."
In this collection you can find 100 open microbiology articles published in 2017 in Scientifi Reports:
npj Biofilms and Microbiomes
npj Biofilms and Microbiomes is an open access, online-only, multi- and interdisciplinary journal dedicated to publishing the finest research on both microbial biofilms and microbiomes.
The journal hosts cross-disciplinary discussions and allows for our understanding of mechanisms governing the social behaviour of microbial biofilm populations and communities, and their impact on life, human health, and the environment, both natural and engineered.
The scope of npj Biofilms and Microbiomes is to serve as a comprehensive platform to promote biofilms and microbiomes research across a wide spectrum of scientific disciplines. The journal thereby also establishes a platform for cross disciplinary discussions and allow for the understanding of the biology and ecology of biofilms, populations and communities, as well as applications so derived across medical, environmental and engineering domains.
npj Biofilms and Microbiomes is a high quality new Nature Research journal published by Springer Nature in partnership with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and is part of the Nature Partner Journals series of titles:
Editors: Professor Staffan Normark
Nature Insight July 2016: Intestinal microbiota in health and disease
The intestinal microbiota is associated closely with health and disease. This Insight explores human developmental biology from a microbial perspective; the influence of diet and the microbiota on metabolism; the microbiota and innate immunity; the microbiota and adaptive immunity; how the microbiota and pathogenic bacteria interact in the gut; and the promise of microbiome-wide association studies for precision medicine.
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Intestinal microbiota in health and disease
Christina Tobin Kåhrström, Nonia Pariente & Ursula Weiss
A microbial perspective of human developmental biology
Mark R. Charbonneau, Laura V. Blanton, Daniel B. DiGiulio, David A. Relman, Carlito B. Lebrilla + et al.
Diet–microbiota interactions as moderators of human metabolism
Justin L. Sonnenburg & Fredrik Bäckhed
The microbiome and innate immunity
Christoph A. Thaiss, Niv Zmora, Maayan Levy & Eran Elinav
The microbiota in adaptive immune homeostasis and disease
Kenya Honda & Dan R. Littman
Interactions between the microbiota and pathogenic bacteria in the gut
Andreas J. Bäumler & Vanessa Sperandio
Microbiome-wide association studies link dynamic microbial consortia to disease
Jack A. Gilbert, Robert A. Quinn, Justine Debelius, Zhenjiang Z. Xu, James Morton + et al.
Science Special Issue 2016: The Microbiome
Special issue: Microbiota at work
The many ways in which gut microbes influence our health, and what shapes this complex community
Manipulating the Microbiota
BY CAROLINE ASH, KRISTEN MUELLER
Cross-species comparisons of host genetic associations with the microbiome
BY JULIA K. GOODRICH, EMILY R. DAVENPORT, JILLIAN L. WATERS, ANDREW G. CLARK, RUTH E. LEY
Resurrecting the intestinal microbiota to combat antibiotic-resistant pathogens
BY ERIC G. PAMER
How colonization by microbiota in early life shapes the immune system
BY THOMAS GENSOLLEN, SHANKAR S. IYER, DENNIS L. KASPER, RICHARD S. BLUMBERG
Antibiotic use and its consequences for the normal microbiome
BY MARTIN J. BLASER
Genome Medicine Special Issue 2016. Translating the microbiome: health and disease.
The era of metagenomics for the characterisation of microbiota has led to a surge in surprising associations of the human microbiome with disease states. However, much remains unknown about what defines a normal microbiome and how perturbation predisposes to disease. To capture the advances in this emerging area, Genome Medicine is pleased to present a special issue focused on Translating the microbiome: health and disease.
Guest editor: Curtis Huttenhower
PLOS Collection about The Human Microbiome Project (HMP)
PLOS Collections aggregate and curate related content from PLOS journals and the PLOS Blogs Network to provide structured access to papers of interest in the PLOS corpus and demonstrate innovative approaches to the assessment, organization and reuse of research, data and commentary.
You can access here to the PLOS Collection about the HMP: