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Gut Microbiome and Animal Health

A cross-journal collection exploring the microbial contribution to animal health

The gut microbiome is closely associated with the health and performance of animals, which receives wide attention from researchers. Studies using meta-omics approaches could help researchers to further understand the functions and roles of animal-associated microbiome. This cross-journal collection welcomes research and review papers in all aspects including but not limited to:

1) Structure and function of gut microbiota and its interplay with the host

2) Nutritional manipulation and animal health

3) Microbiome-driven adaption to the environment of domestic and non-domestic animals

4) Application potential of gut microbiome and the mechanism

5) Microbial cultures and their function in the complex eco-system

6) Development and application of bioinformatic tools

Submissions are welcomed to Microbiome, Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology, and Animal Microbiome. Each manuscript will be peer-reviewed using the journals' usual peer review process and may be suggested to transfer to another journal to ensure it is placed in the most appropriate journal within this collection. Upon publication, all papers will be included in this collection.

Please find each journal's peer review policies as follows:
Animal Microbiome, Microbiome, Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology.

This collection will be open for submissions until 30th June 2023.

  1. The murine CBA/J mouse model widely supports immunology and enteric pathogen research. This model has illuminated Salmonella interactions with the gut microbiome since pathogen proliferation does not require disr...

    Authors: Ikaia Leleiwi, Josué Rodriguez-Ramos, Michael Shaffer, Anice Sabag-Daigle, Katherine Kokkinias, Rory M. Flynn, Rebecca A. Daly, Linnea F. M. Kop, Lindsey M. Solden, Brian M. M. Ahmer, Mikayla A. Borton and Kelly C. Wrighton
    Citation: Microbiome 2023 11:114
  2. Some insects can degrade both natural and synthetic plastic polymers, their host and gut microbes play crucial roles in this process. However, there is still a scientific gap in understanding how the insect ad...

    Authors: Tursunay Mamtimin, Huawen Han, Aman Khan, Pengya Feng, Qing Zhang, Xiaobiao Ma, Yitian Fang, Pu Liu, Saurabh Kulshrestha, Toshiro Shigaki and Xiangkai Li
    Citation: Microbiome 2023 11:98
  3. The Western dietary pattern, characterized by high consumption of fats and sugars, has been strongly associated with an increased risk of developing Crohn’s disease (CD). However, the potential impact of mater...

    Authors: Chongyang Huang, Huishi Tan, Mengyao Song, Ke Liu, Hongbin Liu, Jun Wang, Yanqiang Shi, Fengyi Hou, Qian Zhou, Ruo Huang, Binghai Shen, Xinlong Lin, Xiaoming Qin and Fachao Zhi
    Citation: Microbiome 2023 11:96
  4. Accumulating evidence from human trials and rodent studies has indicated that modulation of gut microbiota affects host physiological homeostasis and behavioral characteristics. Similarly, alterations in gut m...

    Authors: Yuechi Fu, Jiaying Hu, Marisa A. Erasmus, Huanmin Zhang, Timothy A. Johnson and Hengwei Cheng
    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2023 14:66
  5. To understand mechanisms of adaptation and plasticity of pollinators and other insects a better understanding of diversity and function of their key symbionts is required. Commensalibacter is a genus of acetic ac...

    Authors: Juliana Botero, Atena Sadat Sombolestani, Margo Cnockaert, Charlotte Peeters, Wim Borremans, Luc De Vuyst, Nicolas J. Vereecken, Denis Michez, Guy Smagghe, German Bonilla-Rosso, Philipp Engel and Peter Vandamme
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2023 5:25
  6. Human encroachment into nature and the accompanying environmental changes are a big concern for wildlife biodiversity and health. While changes on the macroecological scale, i.e. species community and abundanc...

    Authors: Alexander Christoph Heni, Gloria Fackelmann, Georg Eibner, Swetlana Kreinert, Julian Schmid, Nina Isabell Schwensow, Jonas Wiegand, Kerstin Wilhelm and Simone Sommer
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2023 5:22
  7. Crohn’s disease (CD) is associated with changes in the microbiota, and murine models of CD-like ileo-colonic inflammation depend on the presence of microbial triggers. Increased abundance of unknown Clostridia...

    Authors: Amira Metwaly, Jelena Jovic, Nadine Waldschmitt, Sevana Khaloian, Helena Heimes, Deborah Häcker, Mohamed Ahmed, Nassim Hammoudi, Lionel Le Bourhis, Aida Mayorgas, Kolja Siebert, Marijana Basic, Tobias Schwerd, Matthieu Allez, Julian Panes, Azucena Salas…
    Citation: Microbiome 2023 11:66
  8. Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a disease caused by vaginal microbiota dysbiosis. Here, we propose the use of synthetic bacterial consortia transplantation (SBCT) for the treatment of Gardnerella vaginalis-induced BV...

    Authors: Yunxia Li, Wei Zhu, Yan Jiang, Duncan James Lessing and Weihua Chu
    Citation: Microbiome 2023 11:54
  9. Pectin is a heteropolysaccharide that acts as an intestinal immunomodulator, promoting intestinal development and regulating intestinal flora in the gut. However, the relevant mechanisms remain obscure. In thi...

    Authors: Guoqi Dang, Xiaobin Wen, Ruqing Zhong, Weida Wu, Shanlong Tang, Chong Li, Bao Yi, Liang Chen, Hongfu Zhang and Martine Schroyen
    Citation: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 2023 14:38
  10. Postpartum dairy cows experiencing excessive lipolysis are prone to severe immunosuppression. Despite the extensive understanding of the gut microbial regulation of host immunity and metabolism, its role durin...

    Authors: Fengfei Gu, Senlin Zhu, Yifan Tang, Xiaohan Liu, Minghui Jia, Nilusha Malmuthuge, Teresa G. Valencak, Joseph W. McFadden, Jian-Xin Liu and Hui-Zeng Sun
    Citation: Microbiome 2023 11:40
  11. Prebiotic feed additives aim to improve gut health by influencing the microbiota and the gut barrier. Most studies on feed additives concentrate on one or two (monodisciplinary) outcome parameters, such as imm...

    Authors: Adrià López Nadal, Jos Boekhorst, Carolien Lute, Frank van den Berg, Michelle A. Schorn, Tommy Bergen Eriksen, David Peggs, Charles McGurk, Detmer Sipkema, Michiel Kleerebezem, Geert F. Wiegertjes and Sylvia Brugman
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2023 5:15
  12. Wild boar has experienced several evolutionary trajectories from which domestic (under artificial selection) and the feral pig (under natural selection) originated. Strong adaptation deeply affects feral popul...

    Authors: Simona Petrelli, Maria Buglione, Eleonora Rivieccio, Ezio Ricca, Loredana Baccigalupi, Giovanni Scala and Domenico Fulgione
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2023 5:14
  13. Dairy cattle (Bos taurus), especially Holstein cows, which are the highest-producing dairy animals and are widely bred to provide milk products to humans, rely critically on their associated gastrointestinal trac...

    Authors: Limei Lin, Zheng Lai, Jiyou Zhang, Weiyun Zhu and Shengyong Mao
    Citation: Microbiome 2023 11:10
  14. As a domesticated species vital to humans, horses are raised worldwide as a source of mechanical energy for sports, leisure, food production, and transportation. The gut microbiota plays an important role in t...

    Authors: Cunyuan Li, Xiaoyue Li, Rongjun Guo, Wei Ni, Kaiping Liu, Zhuang Liu, Jihong Dai, Yueren Xu, Shamshidin Abduriyim, Zhuangyuan Wu, Yaqi Zeng, Bingbing Lei, Yunfeng Zhang, Yue Wang, Weibin Zeng, Qiang Zhang…
    Citation: Microbiome 2023 11:7
  15. Rice-fish symbiosis, as an ecological and green aquaculture model, is an effective measure to relieve the environmental stress from intensive aquaculture. Compared with traditional aquaculture, the altered rea...

    Authors: Erlong Wang, Ya Zhou, Yue Liang, Fei Ling, Xiaoshu Xue, Xianlin He, Xuliang Zhai, Yang Xue, Chunlong Zhou, Guo Tang and Gaoxue Wang
    Citation: Microbiome 2022 10:231
  16. Probiotics have been reported to exhibit positive effects on host health, including improved intestinal barrier function, preventing pathogenic infection, and promoting nutrient digestion efficiency. These int...

    Authors: Woong Ji Lee, Sangdon Ryu, An Na Kang, Minho Song, Minhye Shin, Sangnam Oh and Younghoon Kim
    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2022 4:60
  17. Vascular calcification is a major cause of the high morbidity and mortality of cardiovascular diseases and is closely associated with the intestinal microbiota. Short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) are derived from...

    Authors: Jianlong Yan, Yanbin Pan, Wenming Shao, Caiping Wang, Rongning Wang, Yaqiong He, Min Zhang, Yongshun Wang, Tangzhiming Li, Zhefeng Wang, Wenxing Liu, Zhenmin Wang, Xin Sun and Shaohong Dong
    Citation: Microbiome 2022 10:195