Microbiome Yarns: The Global Phenotype-Genotype Survey. Episode I: all my worldly goods, including my microbiome, I thee endow, 2018, by Kenneth Timmis, Franziska Jebok, Manfred Rohde and Gabriella Molinari. Microb. Biotech. 12: 11–24.
This Microbiome Yarn introduces the topics of gut microbiota, dysbiosis, and health impacts on gut:immune/inflammatory system-, gut:brain-, gut:skin-, gut:lung-, gut:liver-, gut:skeleton-axes; the gut microbiota as our second endocrine system; microbiota transplants and issues of safety, uniformity and quality control; keystone species; pathogen modes of transmission, including hot tub infections and their prevention.
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Teasers of Yarns in the Pipeline
Microbiome yarns: The Global Phenotype-Genotype Survey. Episode II: laryngeal microbiota and vocal phenotypes, which will introduce the topics of: bacterial degradation of nicotine and applications; bacterial macrofibres; silver metabolism – silver nanoparticle production and use for disinfection
Are you fascinated by microbial diversity and the discovery of new microbes, like Wraithia and Spookia? If so, you are in for some delectable treats: tune in to future episodes of Global Environment Television’s “Discoveries That Change Our Lives” to learn about the discovery of exciting new members of our microbiomes, like Harmonicoccus sublimiae, Silvertonguium guruis, Slobbercopius jettisona, and Thrillseekia perilousis.