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  1. Metal(loid)s can promote the spread and enrichment of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) in the environment through a co-selection effect. However, it remains unclear whether exposure of microorganisms to vary...

    Authors: Fang-Fang Wang, Guo-Ping Liu, Fan Zhang, Zong-Ming Li, Xiao-Lin Yang, Chao-Dong Yang, Jian-Lin Shen, Ji-Zheng He, B. Larry Li and Jian-Guo Zeng
    Citation: Environmental Microbiome 2022 17:26
  2. Microorganisms are known to be important drivers of biogeochemical cycling in soil and hence could act as a proxy informing on soil conditions in ecosystems. Identifying microbiomes indicative for soil fertili...

    Authors: Jianwei Zhang, Jan Dolfing, Wenjing Liu, Ruirui Chen, Jiabao Zhang, Xiangui Lin and Youzhi Feng
    Citation: Environmental Microbiome 2022 17:25
  3. Chloromethane (CH3Cl) is the most abundant halogenated organic compound in the atmosphere and substantially responsible for the destruction of the stratospheric ozone layer. Since anthropogenic CH3Cl sources have...

    Authors: Eileen Kröber, Saranya Kanukollu, Sonja Wende, Françoise Bringel and Steffen Kolb
    Citation: Environmental Microbiome 2022 17:24
  4. Glycyrrhiza uralensis Fisch. is an important, perennial medicinal plant whose root microbiome is considered to play an important role in promoting accumulation of effective medicinal ingredients (liquiritin and g...

    Authors: Chaoyun Chen, Chaofang Zhong, Xi Gao, Chongyang Tan, Hong Bai and Kang Ning
    Citation: Environmental Microbiome 2022 17:23
  5. Ocean microbes constitute ~ 70% of the marine biomass, are responsible for ~ 50% of the Earth’s primary production and are crucial for global biogeochemical cycles. Marine microbiotas include core taxa that ar...

    Authors: Anders K. Krabberød, Ina M. Deutschmann, Marit F. M. Bjorbækmo, Vanessa Balagué, Caterina R. Giner, Isabel Ferrera, Esther Garcés, Ramon Massana, Josep M. Gasol and Ramiro Logares
    Citation: Environmental Microbiome 2022 17:22
  6. Microbiome assembly was identified as an important factor for plant growth and health, but this process is largely unknown, especially for the fruit microbiome. Therefore, we analyzed strawberry plants of two ...

    Authors: Expedito Olimi, Peter Kusstatscher, Wisnu Adi Wicaksono, Ahmed Abdelfattah, Tomislav Cernava and Gabriele Berg
    Citation: Environmental Microbiome 2022 17:21
  7. Hadal zone of the deep-sea trenches accommodates microbial life under extreme energy limitations and environmental conditions, such as low temperature, high pressure, and low organic matter down to 11,000 m be...

    Authors: Liuqing He, Xinyu Huang, Guoqing Zhang, Ling Yuan, Enhui Shen, Lu Zhang, Xiao-Hua Zhang, Tong Zhang, Liang Tao and Feng Ju
    Citation: Environmental Microbiome 2022 17:19
  8. Halophila stipulacea seagrass meadows are an ecologically important and threatened component of the ecosystem in the Gulf of Aqaba. Recent studies have demonstrated correlated geographic patterns for leaf epiphyt...

    Authors: Amir Szitenberg, Pedro Beca-Carretero, Tomás Azcárate-García, Timur Yergaliyev, Rivka Alexander-Shani and Gidon Winters
    Citation: Environmental Microbiome 2022 17:18
  9. As genetic entities infecting and replicating only in bacteria, bacteriophages can regulate the community structure and functions of their host bacteria. The ecological roles of bacteriophages in aquatic and f...

    Authors: Yajiao Wang, Yu Liu, Yuxing Wu, Nan Wu, Wenwen Liu and Xifeng Wang
    Citation: Environmental Microbiome 2022 17:17
  10. Collembola are soil-dwelling arthropods that play a key role in the soil ecosystem. Allonychiurus kimi (Lee) (Collembola: Onychiuridae) was isolated from the natural environment and has been maintained for 20 yea...

    Authors: Duleepa Pathiraja, June Wee, Kijong Cho and In-Geol Choi
    Citation: Environmental Microbiome 2022 17:16

    The Correction to this article has been published in Environmental Microbiome 2022 17:20

  11. Biological interaction affects diverse facets of microbial life by modulating the activity, diversity, abundance, and composition of microbial communities. Aerobic methane oxidation is a community function, wi...

    Authors: Thomas Kaupper, Lucas W. Mendes, Anja Poehlein, Daria Frohloff, Stephan Rohrbach, Marcus A. Horn and Adrian Ho
    Citation: Environmental Microbiome 2022 17:15
  12. In hot deserts daily/seasonal fluctuations pose great challenges to the resident organisms. However, these extreme ecosystems host unique microenvironments, such as the rhizosheath–root system of desert spearg...

    Authors: Ramona Marasco, Marco Fusi, Maria Mosqueira, Jenny Marie Booth, Federico Rossi, Massimiliano Cardinale, Grégoire Michoud, Eleonora Rolli, Gianmarco Mugnai, Lorenzo Vergani, Sara Borin, Roberto De Philippis, Ameur Cherif and Daniele Daffonchio
    Citation: Environmental Microbiome 2022 17:14
  13. Although fertilization and crop rotation practices are commonly used worldwide in agriculture to maximize crop yields, their long-term effect on the structures of soil microorganisms is still poorly understood...

    Authors: Martina Kracmarova, Ondrej Uhlik, Michal Strejcek, Jirina Szakova, Jindrich Cerny, Jiri Balik, Pavel Tlustos, Petr Kohout, Katerina Demnerova and Hana Stiborova
    Citation: Environmental Microbiome 2022 17:13
  14. On the front lines of climate change, glacier termini play crucial roles in linking glaciers and downstream ecosystems during glacier retreat. However, we lack a clear understanding of biological processes tha...

    Authors: Ze Ren, Hongkai Gao, Wei Luo and James J. Elser
    Citation: Environmental Microbiome 2022 17:12
  15. Authors: Fotios Bekris, Sotirios Vasileiadis, Elena Papadopoulou, Anastasios Samaras, Stefanos Testempasis, Danae Gkizi, Georgia Tavlaki, Aliki Tzima, Epaminondas Paplomatas, Emmanuel Markakis, George Karaoglanidis, Kalliope K. Papadopoulou and Dimitrios G. Karpouzas
    Citation: Environmental Microbiome 2022 17:11

    The original article was published in Environmental Microbiome 2021 16:23

  16. A detailed understanding of antimicrobial resistance trends among all human-related environments is key to combat global health threats. In food science, however, the resistome is still little considered. Here...

    Authors: Birgit Wassermann, Ahmed Abdelfattah, Henry Müller, Lise Korsten and Gabriele Berg
    Citation: Environmental Microbiome 2022 17:10
  17. Although the total number of microbial taxa on Earth is under debate, it is clear that only a small fraction of these has been cultivated and validly named. Evidently, the inability to culture most bacteria ou...

    Authors: Gleb Goussarov, Jürgen Claesen, Mohamed Mysara, Ilse Cleenwerck, Natalie Leys, Peter Vandamme and Rob Van Houdt
    Citation: Environmental Microbiome 2022 17:9
  18. Bacterial communities within built environments reflect differences in sources of bacteria, building design, and environmental contexts. These communities impact the health of their occupants in many ways. Chi...

    Authors: D. E. Beasley, M. Monsur, J. Hu, R. R. Dunn and A. A. Madden
    Citation: Environmental Microbiome 2022 17:8
  19. Transcription factors (TFs) are proteins controlling the flow of genetic information by regulating cellular gene expression. A better understanding of TFs in a bacterial community context may open novel revenu...

    Authors: Lummy Maria Oliveira Monteiro, João Pedro Saraiva, Rodolfo Brizola Toscan, Peter F. Stadler, Rafael Silva-Rocha and Ulisses Nunes da Rocha
    Citation: Environmental Microbiome 2022 17:7
  20. Viruses are the most abundant biological entities on the planet and drive biogeochemical cycling on a global scale. Our understanding of biogeography of soil viruses and their ecological functions lags signifi...

    Authors: Li-Li Han, Dan-Ting Yu, Li Bi, Shuai Du, Cynthia Silveira, Ana Georgina Cobián Güemes, Li-Mei Zhang, Ji-Zheng He and Forest Rohwer
    Citation: Environmental Microbiome 2022 17:6
  21. The sediment microbiome is a demographically diverse and functionally active biosphere. Ensuring that data acquired from sediment is truly representative of the microbiome is critical to achieving robust analy...

    Authors: Richard K. Tennant, Ann L. Power, Sara K. Burton, Norman Sinclair, David A. Parker, Richard T. Jones, Rob Lee and John Love
    Citation: Environmental Microbiome 2022 17:5
  22. Understanding the dynamics of airborne microbial communities and antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) in space life support systems is important because potential pathogens and antibiotic resistance pose a healt...

    Authors: Jianlou Yang, Yuming Fu and Hong Liu
    Citation: Environmental Microbiome 2022 17:4
  23. Wastewater treatment plants are an essential part of maintaining the health and safety of the general public. However, they are also an anthropogenic source of antibiotic resistance genes. In this study, we ch...

    Authors: Paul Jankowski, Jaydon Gan, Tri Le, Michaela McKennitt, Audrey Garcia, Kadir Yanaç, Qiuyan Yuan and Miguel Uyaguari-Diaz
    Citation: Environmental Microbiome 2022 17:3
  24. The interaction of plants with the complex microbial networks that inhabit them is important for plant health. While the reliance of plants on their microbial inhabitants for defense against invading pathogens...

    Authors: Rupali Gupta, Dorin Elkabetz, Meirav Leibman-Markus, Elie Jami and Maya Bar
    Citation: Environmental Microbiome 2022 17:2
  25. Soil microbial communities are major drivers of cycling of soil nutrients that sustain plant growth and productivity. Yet, a holistic understanding of the impact of land-use intensification on the soil microbi...

    Authors: Sana Romdhane, Aymé Spor, Samiran Banerjee, Marie-Christine Breuil, David Bru, Abad Chabbi, Sara Hallin, Marcel G. A. van der Heijden, Aurélien Saghai and Laurent Philippot
    Citation: Environmental Microbiome 2022 17:1
  26. Lettuce is linked to recurrent outbreaks of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) infections, the seasonality of which remains unresolved. Infections have occurred largely from processed lettuce, which un...

    Authors: Susan R. Leonard, Ivan Simko, Mark K. Mammel, Taylor K. S. Richter and Maria T. Brandl
    Citation: Environmental Microbiome 2021 16:25
  27. The highly diverse Cand. Patescibacteria are predicted to have minimal biosynthetic and metabolic pathways, which hinders understanding of how their populations differentiate in response to environmental drivers ...

    Authors: Narendrakumar M. Chaudhari, Will A. Overholt, Perla Abigail Figueroa-Gonzalez, Martin Taubert, Till L. V. Bornemann, Alexander J. Probst, Martin Hölzer, Manja Marz and Kirsten Küsel
    Citation: Environmental Microbiome 2021 16:24
  28. Grapevine trunk diseases (GTDs) is a disease complex caused by wood pathogenic fungi belonging to genera like Phaeomoniella, Phaeoacremonium, Fomitiporia, Eutypa and members of the family Botryosphaeriaceae. Howe...

    Authors: Fotios Bekris, Sotirios Vasileiadis, Elena Papadopoulou, Anastasios Samaras, Stefanos Testempasis, Danae Gkizi, Georgia Tavlaki, Aliki Tzima, Epaminondas Paplomatas, Emmanuel Markakis, George Karaoglanidis, Kalliope K. Papadopoulou and Dimitrios G. Karpouzas
    Citation: Environmental Microbiome 2021 16:23

    The Correction to this article has been published in Environmental Microbiome 2022 17:11

  29. Annually reoccurring microbial populations with strong spatial and temporal variations have been identified in estuarine environments, especially in those with long residence time such as the Chesapeake Bay (C...

    Authors: Hualong Wang, Feng Chen, Chuanlun Zhang, Min Wang and Jinjun Kan
    Citation: Environmental Microbiome 2021 16:22
  30. Understanding environmental microbiomes and antibiotic resistance (AR) is hindered by over reliance on relative abundance data from next-generation sequencing. Relative data limits our ability to quantify chan...

    Authors: Amelie Ott, Marcos Quintela-Baluja, Andrew M. Zealand, Greg O’Donnell, Mohd Ridza Mohd Haniffah and David W. Graham
    Citation: Environmental Microbiome 2021 16:21
  31. Bacteria associated with plants can enhance the plants’ growth and resistance against phytopathogens. Today, growers aim to reduce the use of mineral fertilizers and pesticides. Since phytopathogens cause seve...

    Authors: Nina Bziuk, Lorrie Maccario, Benjamin Straube, Gwendolin Wehner, Søren J. Sørensen, Adam Schikora and Kornelia Smalla
    Citation: Environmental Microbiome 2021 16:20
  32. Planktonic bacteria and archaea play a key role in maintaining ecological functions in aquatic ecosystems; however, their biogeographic patterns and underlying mechanisms have not been well known in coastal we...

    Authors: Baoli Wang, Na Liu, Meiling Yang, Lijia Wang, Xia Liang and Cong-Qiang Liu
    Citation: Environmental Microbiome 2021 16:19
  33. The native crop bacterial microbiota of the rhizosphere is envisioned to be engineered for sustainable agriculture. This requires the identification of keystone rhizosphere Bacteria and an understanding on how th...

    Authors: Simon Lewin, Davide Francioli, Andreas Ulrich and Steffen Kolb
    Citation: Environmental Microbiome 2021 16:18
  34. Isoprene accounts for about half of total biogenic volatile organic compound emissions globally, and as a climate active gas it plays a significant and varied role in atmospheric chemistry. Terrestrial plants ...

    Authors: Lisa Gibson, Andrew T. Crombie, Niall P. McNamara and J. Colin Murrell
    Citation: Environmental Microbiome 2021 16:17
  35. The Tri-Service Microbiome Consortium (TSMC) was founded to enhance collaboration, coordination, and communication of microbiome research among U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) organizations. The annual TSMC s...

    Authors: Michael S. Goodson, Robyn A. Barbato, J. Philip Karl, Karl Indest, Nancy Kelley-Loughnane, Robert Kokoska, Camilla Mauzy, Kenneth Racicot, Vanessa Varaljay and Jason Soares
    Citation: Environmental Microbiome 2021 16:16
  36. The planktonic bacterial community associated with spring phytoplankton blooms in the North Sea is responsible for a large amount of carbon turnover in an environment characterised by high primary productivity...

    Authors: Ben Francis, Tim Urich, Annett Mikolasch, Hanno Teeling and Rudolf Amann
    Citation: Environmental Microbiome 2021 16:15
  37. Sorghum is an important food staple in the developing world, with the capacity to grow under severe conditions such as salinity, drought, and a limited nutrient supply. As a serious environmental stress, soil ...

    Authors: Gao Yukun, Cui Jianghui, Ren Genzeng, Wei Shilin, Yang Puyuan, Yin Congpei, Liang Hongkai and Chang Jinhua
    Citation: Environmental Microbiome 2021 16:14
  38. Nontraditional irrigation water sources (e.g., recycled water, brackish water) may harbor human pathogens, including Vibrio spp., that could be present in a viable-but-nonculturable (VBNC) state, stymieing curren...

    Authors: Leena Malayil, Suhana Chattopadhyay, Emmanuel F. Mongodin and Amy R. Sapkota
    Citation: Environmental Microbiome 2021 16:13
  39. Conventional methods of agricultural pest control and crop fertilisation are unsustainable. To meet growing demand, we must find ecologically responsible means to control disease and promote crop yields. The r...

    Authors: Samuel MM. Prudence, Jake T. Newitt†, Sarah F. Worsley, Michael C. Macey, J. Colin Murrell, Laura E. Lehtovirta-Morley and Matthew I. Hutchings
    Citation: Environmental Microbiome 2021 16:12
  40. Rivers and lakes are used for multiple purposes such as for drinking water (DW) production, recreation, and as recipients of wastewater from various sources. The deterioration of surface water quality with was...

    Authors: Ananda Tiwari, Anna-Maria Hokajärvi, Jorge Santo Domingo, Michael Elk, Balamuralikrishna Jayaprakash, Hodon Ryu, Sallamaari Siponen, Asko Vepsäläinen, Ari Kauppinen, Osmo Puurunen, Aki Artimo, Noora Perkola, Timo Huttula, Ilkka T. Miettinen and Tarja Pitkänen
    Citation: Environmental Microbiome 2021 16:11
  41. Mangrove ecosystems are vulnerable due to the exotic Spartina alterniflora (S. alterniflora) invasion in China. However, little is known about mangrove sediment microbial community assembly processes and interact...

    Authors: Weidong Chen and Donghui Wen
    Citation: Environmental Microbiome 2021 16:10
  42. Bioaugmentation aims to use the capacities of specific bacterial strains inoculated into sites to enhance pollutant biodegradation. Bioaugmentation results have been mixed, which has been attributed to poor in...

    Authors: Marian Morales, Vladimir Sentchilo, Noushin Hadadi and Jan Roelof van der Meer
    Citation: Environmental Microbiome 2021 16:8
  43. Microbial communities are ubiquitous throughout ecosystems and are commensal with hosts across taxonomic boundaries. Environmental and species-specific microbiomes are instrumental in maintaining ecosystem and...

    Authors: Emma Timmins-Schiffman, Samuel J. White, Rhonda Elliott Thompson, Brent Vadopalas, Benoit Eudeline, Brook L. Nunn and Steven B. Roberts
    Citation: Environmental Microbiome 2021 16:7
  44. The Black Sea is the largest brackish water body in the world, although it is connected to the Mediterranean Sea and presents an upper water layer similar to some regions of the former, albeit with lower salin...

    Authors: Pedro J. Cabello-Yeves, Cristiana Callieri, Antonio Picazo, Maliheh Mehrshad, Jose M. Haro-Moreno, Juan J. Roda-Garcia, Nina Dzhembekova, Violeta Slabakova, Nataliya Slabakova, Snejana Moncheva and Francisco Rodriguez-Valera
    Citation: Environmental Microbiome 2021 16:5
  45. The soil microbiome drives soil ecosystem function, and soil microbial functionality is directly linked to interactions between microbes and the soil environment. However, the context-dependent interactions in...

    Authors: Xue Zhou, Márcio F. A. Leite, Zhenqing Zhang, Lei Tian, Jingjing Chang, Lina Ma, Xiujun Li, Johannes A. van Veen, Chunjie Tian and Eiko E. Kuramae
    Citation: Environmental Microbiome 2021 16:4
  46. Bacillus subtilis strains have been widely studied for their numerous benefits in agriculture, including viticulture. Providing several assets, B. subtilis spp. are described as promising plant-protectors against...

    Authors: Catarina Leal, Florence Fontaine, Aziz Aziz, Conceiçao Egas, Christophe Clément and Patricia Trotel-Aziz
    Citation: Environmental Microbiome 2021 16:3
  47. Global plastic production has increased exponentially since manufacturing commenced in the 1950’s, including polymer types infused with diverse additives and fillers. While the negative impacts of plastics are...

    Authors: G. Lear, J. M. Kingsbury, S. Franchini, V. Gambarini, S. D. M. Maday, J. A. Wallbank, L. Weaver and O. Pantos
    Citation: Environmental Microbiome 2021 16:2