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Up to date list of MEB's Lab. publications.



Borges, N. A., Rosado, A. S., Pylro, V. S., Roesch, L. F. W., Carmo, F. L., Mafra, D. Probiotics treatment alters the Bacteroidetes/Firmicutes ratio in the gut microbial community of chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients: A Pilot Study. Nutrition Research (Original article - Clinical Research)


Santos, A., Gomez-Espinoza, O., Nunez-Montero, K., Zarate, A., Andreote, F. D., Pylro, V. S., Bravo, L., Barrientos, L. Measuring the effect of climate change in Antarctic microbial communities: toward novel experimental approaches. Current Opinion In Biotechnology,  81: 102918, 2023. DOI: 10.1016/j.copbio.2023.102918

Botina, L. L., Barbosa, W. F., Acosta, J. P. L., Bernardes, R. C., Cortes, J. E. Q., Pylro, V. S., Mendonça, A. C., Barbosa, R. C., Lima, M. A. P., Martins, G. F. The impact of early-life exposure to three agrochemicals on survival, behavior, and gut microbiota of stingless bees (Partamona helleri). Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 30: 70143–70158, 2023. DOI: 10.1007/s11356-023-27385-4

de Abreu, C. G., Roesch, L. F. W., Andreote, F. D., Silva, S. R., de Moraes, Tatiana S. J., Zied, D. C., de Siqueira, F. G., Dias, E. S., Varani, A. M., Pylro, V. S. Decoding the chromosome-scale genome of the nutrient-rich Agaricus subrufescens: A Resource for fungal biology and biotechnology. Research in Microbiology, 104116-x, 2023. DOI: 10.1016/j.resmic.2023.104116

Rocha, D. A., Souza, K. S. T., de Castro, J. C., Costa, J. O., Alvarenga, I. M., de Castro, P. H., Cherem, J., Ferreira, S. A., Peconick, A. P., Pylro, V. S., Barçante, J. M. P. Coleta seletiva em tempos de pandemia: avaliação da presença de RNA de SARS-CoV-2 em uma associação de coletores de materiais recicláveis. Observatorio de la economía latinoamericana, 21:286-300, 2023. DOI: 10.55905/oelv21n1-017

Cherem, J., de Castro, J. C., Pacheco, L. A. D., de Carvalho, C. E., Alvarenga, I. M., Costa, J. O., Peconick, A. P., Ferreira, S. A., Pylro, V. S., Barçante, J. M. P. Facing the COVID-19 pandemic with science and practice. Brazilian Journal of Health Review, 6: 4300-4312, 2023. DOI: 10.34119/bjhrv6n1-334

Cherem, J., Alvarenga, I. M., Rocha, D. A., Souza, K. S. T., Castro, J. C., Pacheco, L. A. D., Ferreira, S. A., Peconick, A. P., Pylro, V. S., Barcante, J. M. P. Evaluation of non-invasive oral sampling versus nasopharyngeal swab for RTq-PCR detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA. Cuadernos De Educación y Desarrollo, 15: 38-52, 2023. DOI: 10.34119/bjhrv6n1-334

Cherem, J., Alvarenga, I. M., Coelho, A. L., Souza, K. S. T., Rocha, D. A., Castro, P. H., Pylro, V. S., Barcante, J. M. P. Environmental Surface Surveillance during a COVID-19 Outbreak in a School Community: Implications for Controlling Indirect Transmission. Brazilian Journal of Microbiology, in press, 2023. DOI: ​10.1007/s42770-023-01185-x


Alves, K. J., Pylro, V. S., Nakayama, C. R., Vital, V. G., Taketani, R. G., Santos, D. G., Rodrigues, J. L. M., Mui, T. S., Andreote, F. D. Methanogenic communities and methane emissions from enrichments of Brazilian Amazonia soils under land-use change. Microbiological Research, 265: 127178, 2022. DOI: 10.1016/j.micres.2022.127178 (Original article)

Fernandes, M. L. P., Souza, A. C., Costa Junior, P. S. P., Verissimo, L. A. A., Pylro, V. S., Schwan, R. F., Dias, D. R. Sugary kefir grains as the inoculum for developing a low sodium isotonic beverage. Food Research International, 157: 111257, 2022. DOI: 10.1016/j.foodres.2022.111257

Silva, J. C. P., Nunes, T. C. S., Guimarães, R. A., Pylro, V. S., Costa, L. S. A. S., Zaia, R., Campos, V. P. ; Medeiros, F. H. V. Organic practices intensify the microbiome assembly and suppress root-knot nematodes. Journal of Pest Science, 95: 709–721, 2022. DOI: 10.1007/s10340-021-01417-9 (Original article)

Ferreira, J. K. L., Melo, D. S., Varani, A. M., Morais, D. K., Tótola, M. R., Almeida, M. F., Batista, C. F. S., Roesch, L. F. W., Pylro, V. S. Phylogenomic characterization and pangenomic insights into the surfactin-producing bacteria Bacillus subtilis strain RI4914. Brazilian Journal of Microbiology 53: 2051–2063, 2022. DOI: 10.1007/s42770-022-00815-0 (Research Paper)

Martinez, S. J., Bressani, A. P. P., Simao, J. B. P.,  Pylro, V. S., Dias, D. R., Schwan, R. F. Dominant microbial communities and biochemical profile of pulped natural fermented coffees growing in different altitudes. Food Research International, 159: 111605, 2022. DOI: 10.1016/j.foodres.2022.111605 (Original article)



Lemos, L. N., Mendes, L. W., Baldrian, P., Pylro, V. S. Genome-Resolved Metagenomics Is Essential for Unlocking the Microbial Black Box of the Soil. Trends in Microbiology, 29(4): 279-282, 2021. DOI: 10.1016/j.tim.2021.01.013 (Spotlight)

Zuppa, V. H. G., Redmile-Gordon, M. Barbosa, B. H. G., Andreote, F. D., Roesch, L. F. W., Pylro, V. S. Artificially intelligent soil quality and health indices for ‘next generation’ food production systems. Trends in Food Science and Technology. DOI: 10.1016/j.tifs.2020.10.018 (Commentary)


Araujo, J. E., Taketani, R. G., Pylro, V. S., Leite, R. L., Silva, M. C. P., Lemos, L. N., Lourenço, M. V.M, Andreote, F. D. Genomic analysis reveals the potential for hydrocarbon degradation of Rhodopirellula sp. MGV isolated from a polluted Brazilian mangrove. Brazilian Journal of Microbiology, 52:1397–1404, 2021. DOI: 10.1007/s42770-021-00483-6 (Original article)

Tláskal, V., Pylro, V. S., Žifcáková, L., Baldrian, P. Ecological Divergence Within the Enterobacterial Genus Sodalis: From Insect Symbionts to Inhabitants of Decomposing Deadwood. Frontiers in Microbiology, 668644, 2021. DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2021.668644 (Original article)


Martinez, S. J., Simão, J. B. P., Pylro, V. S., Schwan, R. F. The Altitude of Coffee Cultivation Causes Shifts in the Microbial Community Assembly and Biochemical Compounds in Natural Induced Anaerobic Fermentations. Frontiers in Microbiology, 671395, 2021. DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2021.671395 

(Original article)


Weiss, B., Souza, A. C. O., Constancio, M. T. L., Alvarenga, D. O., Pylro, V. S., Alves, L. M. C., Varani, A. M. Unraveling a Lignocellulose-Decomposing Bacterial Consortium from Soil Associated with Dry Sugarcane Straw by Genomic-Centered Metagenomics. Microorganisms, 9(5), 995, 2021. DOI: 10.3390/microorganisms9050995 (Original article)


Starke, R., Pylro, V. S., Morais, D. K. 16S rRNA gene copy number normalization does not provide more reliable conclusions in metataxonomic surveys. Microbial Ecology. DOI: 10.1007/s00248-020-01586-7 (Note)

Lemos, L. N., Lokeshwaran, M., Mendes, L. W., Venturini, A. M., Pylro, V. S., Tsai, S. M. Metagenome assembled-genomes reveal similar functional profiles of CPR/Patescibacteria phyla in soils. Environmental Microbioly Reports. (Brief report)

Roesch, L. F. W., Dobbler, P. C. T., Pylro, V. S., Kolaczkowski, B., Drew, J., Triplett, E. W. PIME: a package for the discovery of novel differences among microbial communities. Molecular Ecology Resources, 20:415–428, 2020. (Original article)

Pylro, V. S., Fulthorpe, R,. Roesch, L. F. W. Editorial: Microbe-Mediated Processes in Soils. Frontiers in Environmental Science, 2020. (Editorial)

Dias, C., Starke, R., Pylro, V. S., Mprais, D. K. Database limitations for studying the human gut microbiome. PEERJ Computer Science, 2020. (Original article)

Ferreira, D. A., Da Silva, T. F., Pylro, V. S., Salles, J. F., Andreote, F. D., Dini-Andreote, F. Soil Microbial Diversity Affects the Plant-Root Colonization by Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi. Microbial Ecology, 2020. (Original article)

Rabêlo, F. H. S., Borgo, L., Merloti, L. F., Pylro, V. S., Navarrete, A. A., Mano, R. H., Thijs, S., Vangronsveld, J., Alleoni, L. R. F. Effects of winter and summer conditions on Cd fractionation and bioavailability, bacterial communities and Cd phytoextraction potential of Brachiaria decumbens and Panicum maximum grown in a tropical soil. Science of the Total Environment, 728, 138885, 2020. (Original article)


Lemos, L. N., Medeiros, Julliane D., Dini-Andreote, F., Fernandes, G. R., Varani, A. M., Oliveira, G. C., Pylro, V. S. Corrigendum to Genomic signatures and co‐occurrence patterns of the ultra‐small Saccharimonadia (phylum CPR/Patescibacteria) suggest a symbiotic lifestyle. Molecular Ecology, 29:1936, 2020. (Corrigendum)




Leandro, L., Medeiros, J., Dini-Andreote, F., Fernandes, G. R., Varani, A. M., Oliveira, G., Pylro, V. S. Genomic signatures and co-occurrence patterns of the ultra-small Saccharimodia (Patescibacteria phylum) suggest a symbiotic lifestyle. Molecular Ecology, 28:4259–4271, 2019. (Original Article)

Bonatelli, M. L., Tsui, S., Batista, B. D., Dourado, M. N., Kitajima, E. W., Andreote, F. D., Pylro, V. S., Pereira, J. O., Azevedo, J. L., Quecine, M. C. Bacterial communities associated with anthracnose symptomatic and asymptomatic leaves of guarana, an endogenous tropical crop, and their pathogen antagonistic effects. Archives of Microbiology, 201, 1061–1073, 2019. (Original article)

Botina, L. L., Vélez, M., Barbosa, W.F., Mendonça, A. C., Pylro, V. S., Tótola, M. R., Martins, G. F. Behavior and gut bacteria of Partamona helleri under sublethal exposure to a bioinsecticide and a leaf fertilizer. Chemosphere, 234, 187-195, 2019. (Original article)

Lupatini, M., Suleiman, A., Jaques, R., Lemos, L. N., Pylro, V. S., Van Veen, J., Kuramae, E., Roesch, L. F. W. Moisture rules the assembly of both potentially active and whole prokaryotic communities in subtropical grassland. Microbial Ecology, 77, 460–470, 2019. (Original article).

Pylro, V. S., Dias, A. C. F., Andreote, F. D., Varani, A. M., Andreote, C. C. F., Ribeiro, I. A. F., Kitano, I. T., Bernardo, E. R. A. Draft Genomic Sequences of ACT66 and ACT77, Bacteria with Potential Application for Phytopathogen Biocontrol. Microbiology Resource Announcements, 8, 2019.


Pylro, V. S., Dias, A. C. F., Andreote, F. D., Varani, A. M., Leite, L. R., Andreote, C. C. F., Bernardo, E. R. A., Martins, T. F. Closed Genome Sequence of Bacillus paralicheniformis strain CBMAI 1303, a bacterium applied for phytopathogen biocontrol. Microbiology Resource Announcements, 2019.




Morais, D. K., Roesch, L. F. W., Redmile-Gordon, M., Santos, F. G., Baldrian, P., Andreote, F. D., Pylro, V. S. BTW—Bioinformatics Through Windows: an easy-to-install package to analyze marker gene data. PeerJ 6:e5299. doi: 10.7717/peerj.5299


Barboza, A. D. M., Pylro, V. S., Jacques, R. J. S., Gubiani, P. I., Quadros, F. L. F., Trindade, J. K., Triplett, E. W., Roesch, L. F. W. Seasonal dynamics alter taxonomical and functional microbial profiles in Pampa biome soils under natural grasslands. PeerJ. 6:e4991. doi: 10.7717/peerj.4991


Dobbler, P. C. T., Laureano, A. M., Sarzi, D. S, Cañón, E. R. P., Metz, G. F., Freitas, A. S., Takagaki, B. M., D´Oliveira, C. B., Pylro, V. S., Copetti, A. C., Victoria, F., Redmile-Gordon, M., Morais, D. K., Roesch, L. F. W. Differences in bacterial composition between men’s and women’s restrooms and other common areas within a public building. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek, v. 111, p. 551-561, 2018. 


Pylro, V. S., Dias, A. C. F., Andreote, F. D., Morais, D. K., Varani, A. M., Andreote, C. C. F., Bernardo, E. R. A., Zucchi, T. Closed genome sequence of phytopathogen biocontrol agent Bacillus velezensis strain AGVL-005, isolated from soybean. Genome Announcements, v. 6, p. e00057-18, 2018.


Rodrigues, E. M., Morais, D. K., Pylro, V. S., Redmile-Gordon, M., Oliveira, J. A., Roesch, L. F. W., Cesar, D. E., Tótola, M. R. Aliphatic hydrocarbon enhances phenanthrene degradation by autochthonous prokaryotic communities from a pristine seawater. Microbial Ecology, v. 75, p. 688-700, 2018. 




Dutra, J., Leite, L., Pylro, V. S., Oliveira, F. S., Almeida, V. M., Fernandes, G. R., Salim, A. C. M., Araújo, F. M. G., Volpini, A. C., Oliveira, G. C., Orellana, S. C. Single cell sequencing unveils the lifestyle and CRISPR-based population history of Hydrotalea sp. in acid mine drainage. Molecular Ecology, 2017.


Suleiman, A. K. A., Pylro, V. S., Roesch, L. F. W. Replacement of native vegetation alters the soil microbial structure in the Brazilian Pampa biome. Scientia Agricola, 2016.


Paulino, G. V. B., Broetto, L., Pylro, V. S., Landell, M. F. Compositional shifts in bacterial communities associated with the coral Palythoa caribaeorum due anthropogenic impacts. Marine Pollution Bulletin, v. 114, p. 1024-1030, 2017. 


Roesch, L. F. W., Pylro, V. S. Desafios na definição de técnicas adequadas para o manejo do solo: abordagem microbiológica à luz das novas tecnologias de sequenciamento. In: Moreira, F. M. S., Kasuya, M. C. M. (Org.). Fertilidade e biologia do solo - Integração e tecnologia para todos.. 1ed.Viçosa: Sociedade Brasileira de Ciência do Solo, 2017, v. 2, p. 261-286. (Book Chapter)


Pylro, V. S., Roesch, L. F. W. The Brazilian Microbiome Project. In: Pylro, V. S., Roesch, L. F. W. (Org.). The Brazilian Microbiome. 1ed.Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2017, v. 1, p. 1-6. (Book Chapter)


Lemos, L. N., Morais, D. K., Tsai, S. M. Roesch, L. F. W., Pylro, V. S. Bioinformatics for Microbiome Research: Concepts, Strategies, and Advances. In: Pylro, V. S., Roesch, L. F. W. (Org.). The Brazilian Microbiome. 1ed.Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2017, v. 1, p. 111-123. (Book Chapter)


Pylro, V. S., Roesch, L. F. W. (Org.) The Brazilian Microbiome: Current status and perspectives. 1. ed. Cham: Springer, 2017. v. 1. 136 p. (Book Edited)




Pylro, V. S., Mui, T. S., Rodrigues, J. L. M., Andreote, F. D., Roesch, Luiz F.W.  A step forward to empower global microbiome research through local leadership. Trends in Microbiology, v. 24, p. 767-771, 2016. 


Pylro, V. S., Morais, D. K., Kalks, K. H. M., Roesch, L. F. W., Hirsch, P. R., Tótola, M. R., Yotoko, K. S. C. Misguided phylogenetic comparisons using DGGE excised bands may contaminate public sequence databases. Journal of Microbiological Methods, v. 126, p. 18-26, 2016. DOI: 10.1016/j.mimet.2016.04.012


Pylro, V. S., Oliveira, F. S., Morais, D. K., Orellana, S. C., Pais, F. S., Dutra, J., Geraldo, J. A., Gilbert, J. A., Volpini, A. C., Fernandes, G. R. . ZIKV - CDB: A collaborative database to guide research linking sncRNAs and ZIKA virus disease symptoms. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases (Online), v. 10, p. e0004817, 2016. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0004817


Pylro, V. S., Morais, D. K., Oliveira, F. S., Gonçalves, F. S., Lemos, L. N., Oliveira, G. C., Roesch, L. F. W. BMPOS: A flexible and user-friendly tool sets for microbiome studies. Microbial Ecology, p. 1-5, 2016. DOI: 10.1007/s00248-016-0785-x


Rodrigues, E. M., Vidigal, P. M. P., Pylro, V. S., Morais, D. K., Leite, L., Roesch, L. F. W., Tótola, M. R. Draft genome of Nocardia farcinica TRH1, a linear and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon-degrading bacterium isolated from the coast of Trindade Island, Brazil. Brazilian Journal of Microbiology, v. 48, p. 391-392, 2016. 


Morais, D. K., Castro, J. M. A., Roesch, L. F. W., Pylro, V. S.Book Review: Follow your gut: the enormous impact of tiny microbes. Frontiers in Microbiology, v. 7, Article1312, 2016. 


Leite, L., Dutra, J., Fernandes, G. R., Araújo, F. M. G., Pylro, V. S., Salim, A. C. M., Volpini, A. C., Oliveira, G. C., Orellana, S. C. . Draft Genome Sequence of Hydrotalea flava strain CCUG 51397 (T). Genome Announcements, v. 4, p. e00527-16, 2016. DOI: 10.1128/genomeA.00527-16


Oliveira, F. P., Mendes, R. H., Dobbler, P. T., Mai, V., Pylro, V. S., Waugh, S. G., Vairo, F., Refosco, L. F., Roesch, L. F. W., Schwartz, I. V. D. Phenylketonuria and gut microbiota: A controlled study based on next-generation sequencing. Plos One, v. 11, p. e0157513, 2016. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0157513


Dini-Andreote, F., Pylro, V. S., Baldrian, P., van Elsas, J. D., Salles, J. F., Ecological succession reveals signatures of marine-terrestrial transition in salt marsh fungal communities. ISME Journal, 2016. DOI: 10.1038/ismej.2015.254


Morais, D. K., Pylro, V. S., Clark, I. M., Hirsch, P. H., Tótola , M. R. Responses of microbial community from tropical pristine coastal soil to crude oil contamination. PeerJ, v. 4, p. e1733, 2016. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.1733


Nesme, Joseph et al, Pylro, Victor Satler, et al. Back to the future of soil metagenomics. Frontiers in Microbiology, 2016. DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.00073.


Dallagnol, H., Nancucheo, I., Johnson, D. B., Oliveira, R., Leite, L., Pylro, Victor Satler, Carvalho, N., Nunes, G. L., Tzotzos, G., Fernandes, G. R., Dutra, J., Orellana, S. C., Oliveira, G. C. Draft genome sequence of Acidibacillus ferrooxidans ITV01, a novel acidophilic Firmicute isolated from a chalcopyrite mine drainage site in Brazil. Genome Announcements, 2016. DOI: 10.1128/genomeA.01748-15


Lemos, L. N., Souza, R. C., Cannavan, F. S., Patricio, A., Pylro, V. S., Hanada, R. E., Mui, T. S. Metagenome sequencing of the microbial community of two Brazilian anthropogenic Amazon Dark Earth sites, Brazil. Genomics Data, (online) 2016. 


Rodrigues, E. M., Pylro, Victor Satler, Dobbler, P., Victoria, F., Roesch, L., Tótola, M. Draft genome of Rhodococcus rhodochrous TRN7 isolated from the coast of Trindade Island, Brazil. Genome Announcements, 2016. DOI: 10.1128/genomeA.01707-15




Pylro, V. S., Morais, D. K., Roesch, L. F. W.  Microbiology: Microbiome studies need local leaders. Nature, v. 528, p. 39-39, 2015. DOI: 10.1038/528039e


Silva, F. S. P., Pylro, V. S., Fernandes, P. L., Barcelos, G. S., Kalks, K. H. M., Schaefer, C. E. G. R., Tótola, M. R. Unexplored Brazilian oceanic island host high salt tolerant biosurfactant-producing bacterial strains. Extremophiles, online, 2015. DOI: 10.1007/s00792-015-0740-7.




Pylro, Victor Satler; Roesch, Luiz Fernando W.; Morais, Daniel Kumazawa; Clark, Ian M.; Hirsch, Penny Ruth; Tótola, Marcos Rogério. Data analysis for 16S microbial profiling from different benchtop sequencing platforms. Journal of Microbiological Methods, v. 107, p. 30-37, 2014. DOI: 10.1016/j.mimet.2014.08.018.


Silva, G. S. C.; Nunes, M. B.; Almeida, P. B. G.; Oliveira, R. M.; Guimaraes, R. E. O.; Pylro, Victor Satler. Solitary fibrous tumor of the kidney: a case report. Jornal Brasileiro de Patologia e Medicina Laboratorial, v. 50, p. 300-303, 2014. DOI: 10.5935/1676-2444.20140032.


Pylro, V. S. et al. Brazilian Microbiome Project: revealing the unexplored microbial diversity - Challenges and prospects. Microbial Ecology, v. 67(2), p. 237-241, 2014. DOI: 10.1007/s00248-013-0302-4




Pylro, V. S., Nogueira, R. E., Lanna, M. C. S. Anatomical characterisation of mycorrhizal fungi in Neotropical orchids. Advanced Studies in Biology, v. 5, p.215-221, 2013. DOI: 10.12988/asb.2013.326.


Yotoko, K. S. C., Pylro, V. S. The evolution of life compared to computers: coincidences, similarities or logic? A simple way to understand the phylogenetic incongruence. Advanced Studies in Biology, v. 5, p.363-367, 2013. DOI: 10.12988/asb.2013.3320


Pylro, V. S., Freitas, A. L. M., Otoni, W. C., Silva, I. R., Borges, A. C., Costa, M. D. Calcium oxalate crystals in eucalypt ectomycorrhizae: Morphochemical characterization. Plos One, v. 8, p. e67685, 2013. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0067685.


Pylro, V. S., Vespoli, L. S., Duarte, G. F., Yotoko, K. S. C. Detection of horizontal gene transfers from phylogenetic comparisons. International Journal of Evolutionary Biology, p.1 - 7, 2012. DOI: 10.1155/2012/813015.




Pylro, V. S., Cruz, E. S., Duarte, G. F., Kozovits, A. R. The increase of N availability via atmospheric deposition and the reproduction phenology in Habenaria caldensis Kraenzl. (Orchidaceae) in the Parque Estadual do Itacolomi (PEIT) - MG, Brazil. Biota Neotropica, v.11, p.25 - 30, 2011. DOI: 10.1590/S1676-06032011000200002.




Boniek, Douglas; Figueiredo, Débora; Pylro, Victor Satler; Duarte, Gabriela Frois. Characterization of bacterial strains capable of desulphurisation in soil and sediment samples from Antarctica. Extremophiles: Life Under Extreme Conditions, v.14, p.475 - 481, 2010. DOI: 10.1007/s00792-010-0326-3.


Rigamonte, Tatiana Alves; Pylro, Victor Satler; Duarte, Gabriela Frois. The role of mycorrhization helper bacteria in the establishment and action of ectomycorrhizae associations. Brazilian Journal of Microbiology, v.41, p.832 - 840, 2010. DOI: 10.1590/S1517-83822010000400002.



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