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  1. The impact of the microbiota on host fitness has so far mainly been demonstrated for the bacterial microbiome. We know much less about host-associated protist and viral communities, largely due to technical is...

    Authors: S. Dupont, A. Lokmer, E. Corre, J.-C. Auguet, B. Petton, E. Toulza, C. Montagnani, G. Tanguy, D. Pecqueur, C. Salmeron, L. Guillou, C. Desnues, B. La Scola, J. Bou Khalil, J. de Lorgeril, G. Mitta…
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2020 2:12
  2. Within complex microbial ecosystems, microbe-microbe interrelationships play crucial roles in determining functional properties such as metabolic potential, stability and colonization resistance. In dairy cows...

    Authors: Hooman Derakhshani, Jan C. Plaizier, Jeroen De Buck, Herman W. Barkema and Ehsan Khafipour
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2020 2:11
  3. Coral reefs have sustained damage of increasing scale and frequency due to climate change, thereby intensifying the need to elucidate corals’ biological characteristics, including their thermal tolerance and m...

    Authors: Leon Michael Hartman, Madeleine Josephine Henriette van Oppen and Linda Louise Blackall
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2020 2:10
  4. Comprehensive studies of wild bird microbiomes are often limited by difficulties of sample acquisition. However, widely used non-invasive cloacal swab methods and under-explored museum specimens preserved in a...

    Authors: Kasun H. Bodawatta, Katerina Puzejova, Katerina Sam, Michael Poulsen and Knud A. Jønsson
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2020 2:9
  5. Compared to horses and ponies, donkeys have increased degradation of dietary fiber. The longer total mean retention time of feed in the donkey gut has been proposed to be the basis of this, because of the incr...

    Authors: J. E. Edwards, A. Schennink, F. Burden, S. Long, D. A. van Doorn, W. F. Pellikaan, J. Dijkstra, E. Saccenti and H. Smidt
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2020 2:8
  6. Next-generation sequencing has opened new avenues for studying metabolic capabilities of bacteria that cannot be cultured. Here, we provide a metagenomic description of chemoautotrophic gammaproteobacterial sy...

    Authors: Bonita McCuaig, Lourdes Peña-Castillo and Suzanne C. Dufour
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2020 2:7
  7. Equine gut microbiology studies to date have primarily focused on horses and ponies, which represent only one of the eight extant equine species. This is despite asses and mules comprising almost half of the w...

    Authors: J. E. Edwards, S. A. Shetty, P. van den Berg, F. Burden, D. A. van Doorn, W. F. Pellikaan, J. Dijkstra and H. Smidt
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2020 2:6
  8. Coral-associated microbial communities are sensitive to multiple environmental and biotic stressors that can lead to dysbiosis and mortality. Although the processes contributing to these microbial shifts remai...

    Authors: Leïla Ezzat, Thomas Lamy, Rebecca L. Maher, Katrina S. Munsterman, Kaitlyn M. Landfield, Emily R. Schmeltzer, Cody S. Clements, Rebecca L. Vega Thurber and Deron E. Burkepile
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2020 2:5
  9. As one of the most densely populated microbial communities on Earth, the gut microbiota serves as an important reservoir of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs), referred to as the gut resistome. Here, we invest...

    Authors: Younjung Kim, Marcus H. Y. Leung, Wendy Kwok, Guillaume Fournié, Jun Li, Patrick K. H. Lee and Dirk U. Pfeiffer
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2020 2:4
  10. One of the greatest impediments to global small ruminant production is infection with the gastrointestinal parasite, Haemonchus contortus. In recent years there has been considerable interest in the gut microbiot...

    Authors: Md. Abdullah Al Mamun, Mark Sandeman, Phil Rayment, Phillip Brook-Carter, Emily Scholes, Naga Kasinadhuni, David Piedrafita and Andrew R. Greenhill
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2020 2:3
  11. In pig production systems, weaning is a crucial period characterized by nutritional, environmental, and social stresses. Piglets transition from a milk-based diet to a solid, more complex plant-based diet, and...

    Authors: Francesca Romana Massacci, Mustapha Berri, Gaetan Lemonnier, Elodie Guettier, Fany Blanc, Deborah Jardet, Marie Noelle Rossignol, Marie-José Mercat, Joël Doré, Patricia Lepage, Claire Rogel-Gaillard and Jordi Estellé
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2020 2:2
  12. Scrub typhus, caused by a bacterial pathogen (Orientia spp.), is a potentially life-threatening febrile illness widely distributed in the Asia-Pacific region and is emerging elsewhere. The infection is transmitte...

    Authors: Kittipong Chaisiri, A. Christina Gill, Alexandr A. Stekolnikov, Soawapak Hinjoy, John W. McGarry, Alistair C. Darby, Serge Morand and Benjamin L. Makepeace
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2019 1:18
  13. Dietary intake is known to be a driver of microbial community dynamics in ruminants. Beef cattle go through a finishing phase that typically includes very high concentrate ratios in their feed, with consequent...

    Authors: Timothy J. Snelling, Marc D. Auffret, Carol-Anne Duthie, Robert D. Stewart, Mick Watson, Richard J. Dewhurst, Rainer Roehe and Alan W. Walker
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2019 1:16
  14. Digestive processes in the rumen lead to the release of methyl-compounds, mainly methanol and methylamines, which are used by methyltrophic methanogens to form methane, an important agricultural greenhouse gas...

    Authors: William J. Kelly, Sinead C. Leahy, Janine Kamke, Priya Soni, Satoshi Koike, Roderick Mackie, Rekha Seshadri, Gregory M. Cook, Sergio E. Morales, Chris Greening and Graeme T. Attwood
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2019 1:15
  15. Understanding the complex interactions of microbial communities including bacteria, archaea, parasites, viruses and fungi of the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) associated with states of either health or disease ...

    Authors: Anne Kauter, Lennard Epping, Torsten Semmler, Esther-Maria Antao, Dania Kannapin, Sabita D. Stoeckle, Heidrun Gehlen, Antina Lübke-Becker, Sebastian Günther, Lothar H. Wieler and Birgit Walther
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2019 1:14
  16. Elucidating the interplay between hosts and their microbiomes in ecological adaptation has become a central theme in evolutionary biology. A textbook example of microbiome-mediated adaptation is the adaptation...

    Authors: Lena Waidele, Judith Korb, Christian R. Voolstra, Franck Dedeine and Fabian Staubach
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2019 1:13
  17. Clostridium perfringens is a key pathogen in poultry-associated necrotic enteritis (NE). To date there are limited Whole Genome Sequencing based studies describing broiler-associated C. perfringens in healthy and...

    Authors: Raymond Kiu, Joseph Brown, Harley Bedwell, Charlotte Leclaire, Shabhonam Caim, Derek Pickard, Gordon Dougan, Ronald A. Dixon and Lindsay J. Hall
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2019 1:12
  18. Captivity presents extreme lifestyle changes relative to the wild, and evidence of microbiome dysbiosis in captive animals is growing. The gut microbiome plays a crucial role in host health. Whilst captive bre...

    Authors: Rowena Chong, Catherine E. Grueber, Samantha Fox, Phil Wise, Vanessa R. Barrs, Carolyn J. Hogg and Katherine Belov
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2019 1:8
  19. Sharks are in severe global decline due to human exploitation. The additional concern of emerging diseases for this ancient group of fish, however, remains poorly understood. While wild-caught and captive shar...

    Authors: Claudia Pogoreutz, Mauvis A. Gore, Gabriela Perna, Catriona Millar, Robert Nestler, Rupert F. Ormond, Christopher R. Clarke and Christian R. Voolstra
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2019 1:9
  20. Growing evidence supports the role of gut microbiota in obesity and its related disorders including type 2 diabetes. Ob/ob mice, which are hyperphagic due to leptin deficiency, are commonly used models of obes...

    Authors: Alireza Kashani, Asker Daniel Brejnrod, Chunyu Jin, Timo Kern, Andreas Nygaard Madsen, Louise Aas Holm, Georg K. Gerber, Jens-Christian Holm, Torben Hansen, Birgitte Holst and Manimozhiyan Arumugam
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2019 1:11
  21. The popularity of Galleria mellonella as invertebrate model is increasing rapidly, because it forms an attractive alternative to study bacterial, fungal and viral infections, toxin biology, and to screen antimicr...

    Authors: Camille Nina Allonsius, Wannes Van Beeck, Ilke De Boeck, Stijn Wittouck and Sarah Lebeer
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2019 1:7
  22. The intestinal microbiota is shaped by many interactions between microorganisms, host, diet, and the environment. Exposure to microorganisms present in the environment, and exchange of microorganisms between h...

    Authors: Jannigje G. Kers, Francisca C. Velkers, Egil A. J. Fischer, Gerben D. A. Hermes, David M. Lamot, J. Arjan Stegeman and Hauke Smidt
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2019 1:10
  23. Differences between individuals in their gastrointestinal microbiomes can lead to variation in their ability to persist on particular diets. Koalas are dietary specialists, feeding almost exclusively on Eucalyptu...

    Authors: Michaela D. J. Blyton, Rochelle M. Soo, Desley Whisson, Karen J. Marsh, Jack Pascoe, Mark Le Pla, William Foley, Philip Hugenholtz and Ben D. Moore
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2019 1:6
  24. There is good evidence for a substantial endogenous phytase activity originating from the epithelial tissue or the microbiota resident in the digestive tract of broiler chickens. However, ionophore coccidiosta...

    Authors: Susanne Künzel, Daniel Borda-Molina, Rebecca Kraft, Vera Sommerfeld, Imke Kühn, Amélia Camarinha-Silva and Markus Rodehutscord
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2019 1:5
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    Authors: Breanna Michell Roque, Charles Garrett Brooke, Joshua Ladau, Tamsen Polley, Lyndsey Jean Marsh, Negeen Najafi, Pramod Pandey, Latika Singh, Robert Kinley, Joan King Salwen, Emiley Eloe-Fadrosh, Ermias Kebreab and Matthias Hess
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2019 1:4

    The original article was published in Animal Microbiome 2019 1:3

  26. Recent studies using batch-fermentation suggest that the red macroalgae Asparagopsis taxiformis has the potential to reduce methane (CH4) production from beef cattle by up to ~ 99% when added to Rhodes grass hay;...

    Authors: Breanna Michell Roque, Charles Garrett Brooke, Joshua Ladau, Tamsen Polley, Lyndsey Jean Marsh, Negeen Najafi, Pramod Pandey, Latika Singh, Robert Kinley, Joan King Salwen, Emiley Eloe-Fadrosh, Ermias Kebreab and Matthias Hess
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2019 1:3

    The Correction to this article has been published in Animal Microbiome 2019 1:4

  27. Current knowledge about seasonal variation in the gut microbiota of vertebrates is limited to a few studies based on mammalian fecal samples. Seasonal changes in the microbiotas of functionally distinct gut re...

    Authors: Sergei V. Drovetski, Michael J. V. O’Mahoney, Kenan O. Matterson, Brian K. Schmidt and Gary R. Graves
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2019 1:2

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