Species-level genome bins (SGBs) from the microbiome of non-human primates

The gut microbiome of non-human primates (NHPs) is largely unexplored, despite its relevance for the study of long-term microbiome coevolution with primate hosts and ultimately with humans. From six available metagenomic datasets spanning 22 NHP hosts, we reconstructed over 1,000 new microbial species, increasing the mappable fraction of NHP metagenomic reads by 600% and showing that almost 90% of microbial diversity in the NHP microbiome was previously overlooked.


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The 2,985 reconstructed genomes

SGB table

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S. Manara1 F. Asnicar1,* F. Beghini*1,* D. Bazzani1 F. Cumbo1 M. Zolfo1 N. Karcher1 P. Manghi1 M. Metzger1 E. Pasolli2 N. Segata1,^

Microbial genomes from gut metagenomes of non-human primates uncover over 1,000 novel species greatly expanding the primate-associated bacterial tree-of-life

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1 CIBIO Department, University of Trento, Trento, Italy

2 Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Naples Federico II, Portici, Italy

* These authors contributed equally

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