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  1. Despite well-known effects of diet on gut microbiota diversity, relatively little is known about how maternal diet quality shapes the longitudinal maturation of gut microbiota in offspring. To investigate, we ...

    Authors: Kyoko Hasebe, Michael D. Kendig, Nadeem O. Kaakoush, Aynaz Tajaddini, R. Frederick Westbrook and Margaret J. Morris
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2022 4:31
  2. Invertebrates are a very attractive subject for studying host-microbe interactions because of their simple gut microbial community and host diversity. Studying the composition of invertebrate gut microbiota an...

    Authors: Woorim Kang, Pil Soo Kim, Euon Jung Tak, Hojun Sung, Na-Ri Shin, Dong-Wook Hyun, Tae Woong Whon, Hyun Sik Kim, June-Young Lee, Ji-Hyun Yun, Mi-Ja Jung and Jin-Woo Bae
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2022 4:30
  3. Inter-population variation in host-associated microbiota reflects differences in the hosts’ environments, but this characterization is typically based on studies comparing few populations. The diversity of nat...

    Authors: Sally L. Bornbusch, Lydia K. Greene, Sylvia Rahobilalaina, Samantha Calkins, Ryan S. Rothman, Tara A. Clarke, Marni LaFleur and Christine M. Drea
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2022 4:29
  4. Heat stress (HS) has negative effects on poultry productivity, health and welfare resulting in economic losses. Broiler chickens are particularly susceptible to HS due to their high metabolic rate and rapid gr...

    Authors: Nima K. Emami, Lori L. Schreier, Elizabeth Greene, Travis Tabler, Sara K. Orlowski, Nicholas B. Anthony, Monika Proszkowiec-Weglarz and Sami Dridi
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2022 4:28
  5. Animal-associated microbial communities appear to be key factors in host physiology, ecology, evolution and its interactions with the surrounding environment. Teleost fish have received relatively little atten...

    Authors: Mathilde Scheifler, Sophie Sanchez-Brosseau, Elodie Magnanou and Yves Desdevises
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2022 4:27
  6. In recent years, the number of studies concerning microbiota of the intramammary environment has increased rapidly due to the development of high-throughput sequencing technologies that allow mapping of microb...

    Authors: Anja Ruud Winther, Judith A. Narvhus, Marit Smistad, Vinicius da Silva Duarte, Alberto Bombelli and Davide Porcellato
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2022 4:26
  7. Backgrounding (BKG), the stage between weaning and finishing, significantly impacts feedlot performance in beef cattle; however, the contributions of the rumen microbiome to this growth stage remain unexplored...

    Authors: Bobwealth O. Omontese, Ashok K. Sharma, Samuel Davison, Emily Jacobson, Alfredo DiConstanzo, Megan J. Webb and Andres Gomez
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2022 4:25
  8. Bats are important long-distance dispersers of many tropical plants, yet, by consuming fruits, they may disperse not only the plant’s seeds, but also the mycobiota within those fruits. We characterized the cul...

    Authors: Priscila Chaverri and Gloriana Chaverri
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2022 4:24
  9. Helminth parasitism is a world-wide problem in livestock industries, with major impacts on health, welfare and productivity. The role of the gut microbiota in host-helminth interactions in ruminants has been e...

    Authors: Erwin A. Paz, Eng Guan Chua, Shamshad Ul Hassan, Johan C. Greeff, Dieter G. Palmer, Shimin Liu, Binit Lamichhane, Néstor Sepúlveda, Junhua Liu, Chin Yen Tay and Graeme B. Martin
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2022 4:23
  10. Molecular hydrogen (H2) and formate (HCOO) are metabolic end products of many primary fermenters in the mammalian gut. Both play a vital role in fermentation where they are electron sinks for individual microbes...

    Authors: William J. Kelly, Roderick I. Mackie, Graeme T. Attwood, Peter H. Janssen, Tim A. McAllister and Sinead C. Leahy
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2022 4:22
  11. The potential to distribute bacteria resistant to antimicrobial drugs in the meat supply is a public health concern. Market cows make up a fifth of the U.S. beef produced but little is known about the entire p...

    Authors: Margaret D. Weinroth, Kevin M. Thomas, Enrique Doster, Amit Vikram, John W. Schmidt, Terrance M. Arthur, Tommy L. Wheeler, Jennifer K. Parker, Ayanna S. Hanes, Najla Alekoza, Cory Wolfe, Jessica L. Metcalf, Paul S. Morley and Keith E. Belk
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2022 4:21
  12. Mucosal surfaces of fish provide cardinal defense against environmental pathogens and toxins, yet these external mucosae are also responsible for maintaining and regulating beneficial microbiota. To better our...

    Authors: Jacob W. Bledsoe, Michael R. Pietrak, Gary S. Burr, Brian C. Peterson and Brian C. Small
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2022 4:20
  13. Rumen microbial composition and functions have vital roles in feed digestion and fermentation and are linked to feed efficiency in cattle. This study selected Holstein cows, which are high in both milk protein...

    Authors: Yunyi Xie, Huizeng Sun, Mingyuan Xue and Jianxin Liu
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2022 4:19
  14. Bovine mastitis is one of the most economically important diseases affecting dairy cows. The choice of bedding material has been identified as an important risk factor contributing to the development of mastit...

    Authors: Tui Ray, Tara Nath Gaire, Christopher J. Dean, Sam Rowe, Sandra M. Godden and Noelle R. Noyes
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2022 4:18
  15. Sharks play essential roles in ocean food webs and human culture, but also face population declines worldwide due to human activity. The relationship between sharks and the microbes on and in the shark body is...

    Authors: Zoe A. Pratte, Cameron Perry, Alistair D. M. Dove, Lisa A. Hoopes, Kim B. Ritchie, Robert E. Hueter, Chris Fischer, Alisa L. Newton and Frank J. Stewart
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2022 4:17
  16. Similar to many other animals, the honey bee Apis mellifera relies on a beneficial gut microbiota for regulation of immune homeostasis. Honey bees exposed to agrochemicals, such as the herbicide glyphosate or ant...

    Authors: Erick V. S. Motta, J. Elijah Powell and Nancy A. Moran
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2022 4:16
  17. Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) is an ongoing health and economic challenge in the dairy and beef cattle industries. Multiple risk factors make an animal susceptible to BRD. The presence of Mannheimia haemolytic...

    Authors: Ruth Eunice Centeno-Martinez, Natalie Glidden, Suraj Mohan, Josiah Levi Davidson, Esteban Fernández-Juricic, Jacquelyn P. Boerman, Jon Schoonmaker, Deepti Pillai, Jennifer Koziol, Aaron Ault, Mohit S. Verma and Timothy A. Johnson
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2022 4:15
  18. Eukaryotic microbes can modulate mammalian host health and disease states, yet the molecular contribution of gut fungi remains nascent. We previously showed that mice exclusively colonised with fungi displayed...

    Authors: Veronika Kuchařová Pettersen, Antoine Dufour and Marie-Claire Arrieta
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2022 4:14
  19. The koala (Phascolarctos cinereus), an iconic yet endangered specialised folivore experiencing widespread decline across Australia, is the focus of many conservation programs. Whilst animal translocation and prog...

    Authors: B. L. Littleford-Colquhoun, L. S. Weyrich, K. Hohwieler, R. Cristescu and C. H. Frère
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2022 4:12
  20. The Aotearoa New Zealand takahē (Porphyrio hochstetteri), once thought to be extinct, is a nationally threatened flightless rail under intensive conservation management. While there has been previous research int...

    Authors: Annie G. West, Anne DeLaunay, Phil Marsh, Elena K. Perry, Megan Jolly, Brett D. Gartrell, An Pas, Andrew Digby and Michael W. Taylor
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2022 4:11
  21. The tonsil of the soft palate in pigs is the colonization site of both commensal and pathogenic microbial agents. Streptococcus suis infections are a significant economic problem in the swine industry. The develo...

    Authors: Maysa Niazy, Sarah Hill, Khurram Nadeem, Nicole Ricker and Abdolvahab Farzan
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2022 4:10
  22. Black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens) is a promising insect species to use as a novel ingredient in fish feeds. Black soldier fly larvae consists of three major fractions, namely protein, lipid, and exoskeleton. ...

    Authors: Pabodha Weththasinghe, Sérgio D. C. Rocha, Ove Øyås, Leidy Lagos, Jon Ø. Hansen, Liv T. Mydland and Margareth Øverland
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2022 4:9
  23. Being part of fish's natural diets, insects have become a practical alternative feed ingredient for aquaculture. While nutritional values of insects have been extensively studied in various fish species, their...

    Authors: Yanxian Li, Karina Gajardo, Alexander Jaramillo-Torres, Trond M. Kortner and Åshild Krogdahl
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2022 4:8
  24. Enteritis is a common cause of morbidity and mortality in lorikeets that can be challenging to diagnose and treat. In this study, we examine gut microbiota in two lorikeet flocks with enteritis (Columbus Zoo a...

    Authors: David Minich, Christopher Madden, Mauricio A. Navarro, Leo Glowacki, Kristen French-Kim, Willow Chan, Morgan V. Evans, Kilmer Soares, Ryan Mrofchak, Rushil Madan, Gregory A. Ballash, Krista LaPerle, Subhadeep Paul, Yael Vodovotz, Francisco A. Uzal, Margaret Martinez…
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2022 4:7
  25. Among the undesirable changes associated with obesity, one possibility recently raised is dysbiosis of the intestinal microbiota. Studies have shown changes in microbiota in obese rats and humans, but there ar...

    Authors: Henrique Tobaro Macedo, Mariana Fragoso Rentas, Thiago Henrique Annibale Vendramini, Matheus Vinicius Macegoza, Andressa Rodrigues Amaral, Juliana Toloi Jeremias, Júlio César de Carvalho Balieiro, Karina Pfrimer, Eduardo Ferriolli, Cristiana Ferreira Fonseca Pontieri and Marcio Antonio Brunetto
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2022 4:6
  26. Agriculture is responsible for a great share of the anthropogenic sources of greenhouse gases that, by warming the earth, threaten its biodiversity. Among greenhouse gas emissions, enteric CH4 from livestock is a...

    Authors: Ana Margarida Pereira, Maria de Lurdes Nunes Enes Dapkevicius and Alfredo E. S. Borba
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2022 4:5
  27. Targeted modification of the dairy calf ruminal microbiome has been attempted through rumen fluid inoculation to alter productive phenotypes later in life. However, sustainable effects of the early life interv...

    Authors: Tansol Park, Laura M. Cersosimo, Wendy Radloff, Geoffrey I. Zanton and Wenli Li
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2022 4:4
  28. Marine animals often exhibit complex symbiotic relationship with gut microbes to attain better use of the available resources. Many animals endemic to deep-sea chemosynthetic ecosystems host chemoautotrophic b...

    Authors: Yi Yang, Jin Sun, Chong Chen, Yadong Zhou, Cindy Lee Van Dover, Chunsheng Wang, Jian-Wen Qiu and Pei-Yuan Qian
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2022 4:3
  29. Antibiotic growth promoters (AGPs) are commonly used within poultry production to improve feed conversion, bird growth, and reduce morbidity and mortality from clinical and subclinical diseases. Due to the ass...

    Authors: Maxine Ty, Khaled Taha-Abdelaziz, Vanessa Demey, Mathieu Castex, Shayan Sharif and John Parkinson
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2022 4:2
  30. Hibernating animals experience extreme changes in diet that make them useful systems for understanding host-microbial symbioses. However, most of our current knowledge about the hibernator gut microbiota is de...

    Authors: Edna Chiang, Courtney L. Deblois, Hannah V. Carey and Garret Suen
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2022 4:1
  31. Probiotics are widely used to promote host health. Compared to mammals and terrestrial invertebrates, little is known the role of probiotics in aquatic invertebrates. In this study, eighteen tanks with eight h...

    Authors: Shicong Du, Wei Chen, Zhiyuan Yao, Xiaolin Huang, Chen Chen, Haipeng Guo and Demin Zhang
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2021 3:88
  32. Intestinal health remains a key factor in animal production because it is essential for digestion, absorption and bacterial fermentation. Feed additives have been used to attenuate the weaning stress such as Z...

    Authors: Caio Abercio da Silva, Leonardo Aparecido Teixeira Bentin, Cleandro Pazinato Dias, Marco Aurélio Callegari, Vitor Barbosa Facina, Francine Taniguchi Falleiros Dias, Adsos Passos, Cláudia Cassimira da Silva Martins and Marcio Carvalho Costa
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2021 3:86
  33. The gut microbiome is important to immune health, metabolism, and hormone regulation. Understanding host–microbiome relationships in captive animals may lead to mediating long term health issues common in capt...

    Authors: Mia M. Keady, Natalia Prado, Haw Chuan Lim, Janine Brown, Steve Paris and Carly R. Muletz-Wolz
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2021 3:85
  34. The vertebrate gut microbiome (GM) can vary substantially across individuals within the same natural population. Although there is evidence linking the GM to health in captive animals, very little is known abo...

    Authors: Sarah F. Worsley, Charli S. Davies, Maria-Elena Mannarelli, Matthew I. Hutchings, Jan Komdeur, Terry Burke, Hannah L. Dugdale and David S. Richardson
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2021 3:84
  35. The amphibian skin microbiome is an important mediator of host health and serves as a potential source of undiscovered scientifically significant compounds. However, the underlying modalities of how amphibian ...

    Authors: Sarah McGrath-Blaser, Morgan Steffen, T. Ulmar Grafe, María Torres-Sánchez, David S. McLeod and Carly R. Muletz-Wolz
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2021 3:83
  36. Animals evolved in a microbial world, and their gut microbial symbionts have played a role in their ecological diversification. While many recent studies report patterns of phylosymbiosis between hosts and the...

    Authors: Melissa R. Ingala, Nancy B. Simmons, Miranda Dunbar, Claudia Wultsch, Konstantinos Krampis and Susan L. Perkins
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2021 3:82
  37. Fish gut microbial colonisation starts during larval stage and plays an important role in host’s growth and health. To what extent first colonisation could influence the gut microbiome succession and growth in...

    Authors: Yale Deng, Fotini Kokou, Ep H. Eding and Marc C. J. Verdegem
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2021 3:81
  38. The blanket usage of antimicrobials at the end of lactation (or “drying off”) in dairy cattle is under increasing scrutiny due to concerns about antimicrobial resistance. To lower antimicrobial usage in dairy ...

    Authors: Jolinda Pollock, Susannah J. Salter, Rebecca Nixon and Michael R. Hutchings
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2021 3:80
  39. Algivorous sea urchins can obtain energy from a diet of a single algal species, which may result in consequent changes in their gut microbe assemblies and association networks.

    Authors: Matan Masasa, Ariel Kushmaro, Esti Kramarsky-Winter, Muki Shpigel, Roy Barkan, Alex Golberg, Abraham Kribus, Nadav Shashar and Lior Guttman
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2021 3:79
  40. Bovine paratuberculosis is a devastating infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP). The development of the paratuberculosis in cattle can take up to a few years and vastly dif...

    Authors: Alexander Umanets, Annemieke Dinkla, Stephanie Vastenhouw, Lars Ravesloot and Ad P. Koets
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2021 3:78
  41. Through the rapid development in DNA sequencing methods and tools, microbiome studies on a various number of species were performed during the last decade. This advance makes it possible to analyze hundreds of...

    Authors: Franziska Zoelzer, Anna Lena Burger and Paul Wilhelm Dierkes
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2021 3:77
  42. Due to its central role in animal nutrition, the gut microbiota is likely a relevant factor shaping dietary niche shifts. We analysed both the impact and contribution of the gut microbiota to the dietary niche...

    Authors: Ostaizka Aizpurua, Lasse Nyholm, Evie Morris, Gloriana Chaverri, L. Gerardo Herrera Montalvo, José Juan Flores-Martinez, Aiqing Lin, Orly Razgour, M. Thomas P. Gilbert and Antton Alberdi
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2021 3:76
  43. Animal gut mycobiota, the community of fungi that reside within the gastrointestinal tract, make an important contribution to host health. Accordingly, there is an emerging interest to quantify the gut mycobio...

    Authors: Anton Lavrinienko, Tiffany Scholier, Scott T. Bates, Andrew N. Miller and Phillip C. Watts
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2021 3:75
  44. The gut microbiota influences host performance playing a relevant role in homeostasis and function of the immune system. The aim of the present work was to identify microbial signatures linked to immunity trai...

    Authors: Yuliaxis Ramayo-Caldas, Laura M. Zingaretti, David Pérez-Pascual, Pamela A. Alexandre, Antonio Reverter, Antoni Dalmau, Raquel Quintanilla and Maria Ballester
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2021 3:74
  45. The microbiome of many insects consists of a diverse community of microorganisms that can play critical roles in the functioning and overall health of their hosts. Although the microbial communities of insects...

    Authors: Gabriele Gloder, Mitchel E. Bourne, Christel Verreth, Liesbet Wilberts, Sofie Bossaert, Sam Crauwels, Marcel Dicke, Erik H. Poelman, Hans Jacquemyn and Bart Lievens
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2021 3:73
  46. Microbial transmission from parent to offspring is hypothesized to be widespread in vertebrates. However, evidence for this is limited as many evolutionarily important clades remain unexamined. There is curren...

    Authors: Katelyn Mika, Alexander S. Okamoto, Neil H. Shubin and David B. Mark Welch
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2021 3:72
  47. Fiber-rich feed components possess prebiotic potential to enhance pig health and are considered a potential solution to the high prevalence of post-weaning diarrhea in pig production under the phased suspensio...

    Authors: Maria Wiese, Yan Hui, Jesper Holck, Jimmy J. P. Sejberg, Celia Daures, Evy Maas, Witold Kot, Johanna M. Borné, Bekzod Khakimov, Thomas Thymann and Dennis Sandris Nielsen
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2021 3:69

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