September 23, 2019

This Monday, check out the largest ever study of neonatal microbiomes, the study where researchers alter mouse gut microbiomes by feeding good bacteria their preferred fibers, and the study about the significant effect of antibiotics, antivirals and cofactors on the gut microbiome. Happy reading!

Pregnancy and early life

*Stunted microbiota and opportunistic pathogen colonization in caesarean-section birth – Yan Shao – Nature

Gut microbiome

*Interspecies Competition Impacts Targeted Manipulation of Human Gut Bacteria by Fiber-Derived Glycans – Michael Patnode – Cell

*Distinct impact of antibiotics on the gut microbiome and resistome: a longitudinal multicenter cohort study – Matthias Willmann – BMC Biology

Identification of gut microbiome markers for schizophrenia delineates a potential role of Streptococcus – Feng Zhu – bioRxiv

Fecal Microbiotas of Indonesian and New Zealand Children Differ in Complexity and Bifidobacterial Taxa during the First Year of Life – Blair Lawley – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Light-entrained and brain-tuned circadian circuits regulate ILC3s and gut homeostasis – Cristina Godinho-Silva – Nature

Baseline human gut microbiota profile in healthy people and standard reporting template – Charles H. King – PlosOne

Oral microbiome

Taste perception and oral microbiota are associated with obesity in children and adolescents – Chiara Mameli – PlosOne

Urinary microbiome

The urobiome of continent adult women: a cross-sectional study – Travis Price – Obstetrics & Gynaecology

The Urinary Microbiota in Relation to the Reproductive Tract Microbiota – Fei Li – bioRxiv

Respiratory microbiome

The effects of e-cigarette vapor exposure on the transcriptome and virulence of Streptococcus pneumoniae – Kamal Bagale – bioRxiv

Water microbiome

Diversity patterns of marine heterotrophic culturable bacteria along vertical and latitudinal gradients – Isabel Sanz-Sáez – bioRxiv

Laundry wastewater and domestic sewage pilot-scale anaerobic treatment: Microbial community resilience regarding sulfide production – A.G.L. Moura – Journal of Environmental Management

Distinct responses from bacterial, archaeal and fungal streambed communities to severe hydrological disturbances – G. Gionchetta – Scientific reports

Metagenome of a polluted river reveals a reservoir of metabolic and antibiotic resistance genes – Parul Mittal – Environmental Microbiome

Plant/root/soil microbiome

Host-Associated Quantitative Abundance Profiling Reveals the Microbial Load Variation of Root Microbiome – Xiaoxuan Guo – Plant Communications

Metatranscriptomics reveals climate change effects on the rhizosphere microbiomes in European grassland – Qicheng Bei – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Phages and viruses

Beyond cells – The virome in the human holobiont – Rodrigo García-López – Microbial cells

ViraMiner: Deep learning on raw DNA sequences for identifying viral genomes in human samples – Ardi Tampu – PlosOne

Bioinformatics

Review: The signal and the noise – characteristics of antisense RNA in complex microbial communities – Thomas Yssing Michaelsen – bioRxiv

SuRF: a New Method for Sparse Variable Selection, with Application in Microbiome Data Analysis – Lihui Liu – arXiv

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September 20, 2019

Have a nice day! In this digest, an interesting study about the relationship between peripheral serotonin synthesis and host glucose homeostasis, as well as another study showing the long-term maintained high levels of Proteobacteria in Crohn’s disease. And, of course, more papers!

 

Human and General Microbiome

Are we Ready for a “Microbiome-Guided Behaviour” Approach? – Andrea Lavazza – Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics

The gut microbiome regulates host glucose homeostasis via peripheral serotonin – Alyce M. Martin – PNAS

Increased abundance of proteobacteria in aggressive Crohn’s disease seven years after diagnosis – M. K. Vester-Andersen – Scientific Reports

The Gut Microbiome and Pediatric Cancer: Current Research and Gaps in Knowledge – Roma Bhuta – JNCI Monographs

Time to test antibacterial therapy in Alzheimer’s disease – Francesco Panza – Brain

Discrepant gut microbiota markers for the classification of obesity-related metabolic abnormalities – Qiang Zeng – Scientific Reports

Altered Fecal Small RNA Profiles in Colorectal Cancer Reflect Gut Microbiome Composition in Stool Samples – Sonia Tarallo – mSystems

Analysis of gut microbiome, nutrition and immune status in autism spectrum disorder: a case-control study in Ecuador – María Fernanda Zurita – Gut Microbes 

Association of the Eukaryotic Vaginal Virome with Prophylactic Antibiotic Exposure and Reproductive Outcomes in a Subfertile Population Undergoing In Vitro Fertilization: A Prospective Exploratory Study – Ashley M. Eskew – BJOG

Development of an Index Score for Intestinal Inflammation-Associated Dysbiosis Using Real-World Stool Test Results – Lihong Chen – Digestive Diseases and Sciences

Benchmarking urine storage and collection conditions for evaluating the female urinary microbiome – Carrie E. Jung – Scientific Reports

Dysbiotic microbiota in autistic children and their mothers: persistence of fungal and bacterial wall-deficient L-form variants in blood – N. Markova – Scientific Reports

Features of Fecal and Colon Microbiomes Associate With Responses to Biologic Therapies for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: a Systematic Review – Maria Manuela Estevinho – Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Loss of microbial diversity and pathogen domination of the gut microbiota in critically ill patients – Anuradha Ravi – Microbial Genomics

Complex interactions between the microbiome and cancer immune therapy – Drew J. Schwartz – Critical Reviews in Clinical Laboratory Sciences

Disentangling the effect of host genetics and gut microbiota on resistance to an intestinal parasite – Bruno Faivre – International Journal for Parasitology

Small talk: microbial metabolites involved in the signaling from microbiota to brain – Giorgia Caspani – Current Opinion in Pharmacology

Sputum microbiota and inflammation at stable state and during exacerbations in a cohort of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients – Solveig Tangedal – PLoS One

 

Animal Microbiome / Animal Experiments

Microbiome composition shapes rapid genomic adaptation of Drosophila melanogaster – Seth M. Rudman – PNAS

Abnormal composition of gut microbiota is associated with resilience versus susceptibility to inescapable electric stress – Kai Zhang – Translational Psychiatry

Adenovirus infection is associated with altered gut microbial communities in a non-human primate – Wasimuddin – Scientific Reports

 

Beneficial Microbes and Compounds

Honey Polyphenols Ameliorate DSS-induced Ulcerative Colitis Via Modulating Gut Microbiota in Rats – Haoan Zhao – Molecular Nutrition and Food Research

ω-3 PUFAs Alleviate High-fat Diet Induced Circadian Intestinal Microbes Dysbiosis – Lifeng Gui – Molecular Nutrition and Food Research

Additional Candida albicans administration enhances the severity of dextran sulfate solution induced colitis mouse model through leaky gut-enhanced systemic inflammation and gut-dysbiosis but attenuated by Lactobacillus rhamnosus L34 – Wimonrat Panpetch – Gut Microbes

Equol: A Bacterial Metabolite from The Daidzein Isoflavone and Its Presumed Beneficial Health Effects –  Baltasar Mayo – Nutrients

Dietary cranberry suppressed colonic inflammation and alleviated gut microbiota dysbiosis in dextran sodium sulfate-treated mice – Xiaokun Cai – Food and Function

 

Food Microbiome

Deciphering the microbiome shift during fermentation of medicinal plants – Martina Köberl – Scientific Reports

 

Plant Microbiome

The aeroponic rhizosphere microbiome: community dynamics in early succession suggest strong selectional forces – Jennifer W. Edmonds – Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

 

Extremophiles

A shared core microbiome in soda lakes separated by large distances – Jackie K. Zorz – Nature Communications

 

Methods

Phylogenetic microbiota profiling in fecal samples depends on combination of sequencing depth and choice of NGS analysis method – Sukithar K. Rajan – PLoS One

Gut microbiome comparability of fresh-frozen versus stabilized-frozen samples from hospitalized patients using 16S rRNA gene and shotgun metagenomic sequencing – Emma E. Ilett – Scientific Reports

 

September 17, 2019

Happy Tuesday! Today’s digest includes wastewater treatment biofilms, the microbiome during Crohn’s disease remission, and the bacteria associated with acid mine drainage. Enjoy!

Human oral microbiome

Succession of oral microbiota community as a tool to estimate postmortem interval – Dong – Scientific Reports

Human gut microbiome

Remission in Crohn’s disease is accompanied by alterations in the gut microbiota and mucins production – Magro – Scientific Reports

Specific gut microbiome members are associated with distinct immune markers in pediatric allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation – Ingham – Microbiome

Effect of a Chinese medical nutrition therapy diet on gut microbiota and short chain fatty acids in the simulator of the human intestinal microbial ecosystem (SHIME) – Wu – Journal of Functional Foods

A comprehensive assessment of demographic, environmental, and host genetic associations with gut microbiome diversity in healthy individuals – Scepanovic – Microbiome

Animal experiments

Dietary Bovine Milk Exosomes Elicit Changes in Bacterial Communities in C57BL/6 Mice – Zhou – American Journal of Physiology

Microbial Metabolism Modulates Antibiotic Susceptibility within the Murine Gut Microbiome – Cabral – Cell Metabolism

Animal microbiome

Maternal vs artificial rearing shapes the rumen microbiome having minor long‐term physiological implications – Belanche – Environmental Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Impact of continuous Panax notoginseng plantation on soil microbial and biochemical properties – Zhang – Scientific Reports

Three Bermudagrass-suppression techniques have little effect on soil-nutrient availability and microbial communities 200 days after application – Farthing – Applied Soil Ecology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Effect of salinity on mature wastewater treatment biofilm microbial community assembly and metabolite characteristics – Wang – Science of the Total Environment

Diversity and functional profile of bacterial communities at Lancaster acid mine drainage dam, South Africa as revealed by 16S rRNA gene high-throughput sequencing analysis – Lukhele – Extremophiles

Abiotic stress resistance, plant growth promotion and antifungal potential of halotolerant bacteria from a Tunisian solar saltern – Masmoudi – Microbiological Research

Built environment

Effective removal of antibiotic resistance genes and potential links with archaeal communities during vacuum-type composting and positive-pressure composting – Fan – Journal of Environmental Science

Hydraulically Fractured Natural-Gas Well Microbial Communities Contain Genomic Halogenation and Dehalogenation Potential – Evans – Environmental Science & Technology Letters

Successional trophic complexity and biogeographical structure of eukaryotic communities in waterworks rapid sand filters – Harder – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

September 13, 2019

In today’s edition, you’ll find a whole new textbook about microbes affecting ecosystem sustainability, reviews about phages and plant viruses, New York Times coverage of clinical trials of FMT for obesity, how to banish “manels” from scientific meetings, and microbiota-related metabolites as biomarkers of aging. Enjoy!

General microbiome
Review: Microbial invasions in terrestrial ecosystems – Madhav P. Thakur – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Preprint: Therapeutically exploring persister metabolism in bacteria – Sayed G. Mohiuddin – bioRxiv

Preprint: Delayed antibiotic exposure induces population collapse in enterococcal communities with drug-resistant subpopulations – Kelsey M Hallinen – bioRxiv

Human gut microbiome
Review: Pairing phages with their hosts in the human gut – Ursula Hofer – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Book chapter: Gut Microbiota and Microbiota-Related Metabolites as Possible Biomarkers of Cognitive Aging – Andrea Ticinesi – Reviews on Biomarker Studies in Aging and Anti-Aging Research

Animal microbiome
Habitat disturbance and the organization of bacterial communities in Neotropical hematophagous arthropods – Kelly L. Bennett – PLOS One

Plant, root, soil microbiome
Book chapter: Rhizospheric Microbiome Engineering as a Sustainable Tool in Agriculture: Approaches and Challenges – Shubham Dubey – Microbial Diversity in Ecosystem Sustainability and Biotechnological Applications

Book chapter: Dynamics of Plant Microbiome and Its Effect on the Plant Traits – Shivali Sharma – Microbial Diversity in Ecosystem Sustainability and Biotechnological Applications

Book chapter: Microbial Diversity of the Sundarbans, the World’s Largest Tidal Mangrove Forest, and Its Bioprospects – Kaushik Biswas – Microbial Diversity in Ecosystem Sustainability and Biotechnological Applications

Water and extremophile microbiome
Capability for arsenic mobilization in groundwater is distributed across broad phylogenetic lineages – Robert E. Danczak – PLOS One

Food microbiology
Book chapter: Microbial Diversity on Grapes and Other Fruits: Role and Significance in Fermentation – M. V. Deshpande – Microbial Diversity in Ecosystem Sustainability and Biotechnological Applications

The Dynamics Analysis of Fungal Community Diversity During the Fermentation Process of Chinese Traditional Soybean Paste – Jingping Ge – Waste and Biomass Valorization

Phages and viruses
Review: Evolution and ecology of plant viruses – Pierre Lefeuvre – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Bioinformatics
An Integrated Approach for Efficient Multi-Omics Joint Analysis – Massimiliano S. Tagliamonte – Proceedings of the 10th ACM International Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and Health Informatics

Techniques
Polysaccharide-based liquid storage and transport media for non-refrigerated preservation of bacterial pathogens – Janine R. Hutchison – PLOS One

Microbes in the news
Seeking an Obesity Cure, Researchers Turn to the Gut Microbiome -Anahad O’Connor – NY Times

Exclusive: Behind the front lines of the Ebola wars – Amy Maxmen – Nature

Science, publishing, and career
How to banish manels and manferences from scientific meetings – Holly Else – Nature

September 11, 2019

Today’s Digest features a study on how antibiotic use in preterm infants might cause long-term impacts, a report on the effect of antibiotics on vaccine response, and a special issue on microbiome biology. Happy reading!

Course

Nutrition and Health: Human Microbiome – a MOOC by Clara Belzer – Gut Microbiota For Health

General microbiome

** Special Issue: Microbiome Biology – Genome Biology & BMC Biology

Editorial: Expanding the scope and scale of microbiome research – Rob Knight et al. – Genome Biology

Review: Challenges in the construction of knowledge bases for human microbiome-disease associations – Varsha Dave Badal et al. – Microbiome

Review: The Microbiome and Aging – Bianca Bana & Filipe Cabreiro – Annual Review of Genetics

Pregnancy and early life

** Persistent metagenomic signatures of early-life hospitalization and antibiotic treatment in the infant gut microbiota and resistome – Andrew J. Gasparrini et al. – Nature Microbiology

Press: Prolonged antibiotic treatment may alter preterm infants’ microbiome – National Institutes of Health

Review: Maternal Microbiome and Metabolic Health Program Microbiome Development and Health of the Offspring – Marta Calatayud et al. – Trends in Endocrinology & Metabolism

Human respiratory microbiome

In vitro: In vitro evolution of Pseudomonas aeruginosa AA2 biofilms in the presence of cystic fibrosis lung microbiome members – Eva Vandeplassche et al. – Scientific Reports

Human gut microbiome

** Antibiotics-Driven Gut Microbiome Perturbation Alters Immunity to Vaccines in Humans – Thomas Hagan et al. – Cell

Press: Microbiome loss from antibiotic use affects response to flu vaccine – Angela Betsaida B. Laguipo – News Medical

Predictors of Obesity among Gut Microbiota Biomarkers in African American Men with and without Diabetes – Elena Barengolts et al. – Microorganisms

Protocol: Prospective multicentre cohort trial on acute appendicitis and microbiota, aetiology and effects of antimicrobial treatment: study protocol for the MAPPAC (Microbiology APPendicitis ACuta) trial – Sanja Vanhatalo et al. – BMJ Open

Effects of anti-H. pylori triple therapy and a probiotic complex on intestinal microbiota in duodenal ulcer – Lili Wu et al. – Scientific Reports

Cancer microbiome

Review: The Microbiome and Prostate Cancer Risk – Karen M. Wheeler & Michael A. Liss – Current Urology Reports

Press: The Microbiome and Prostate Cancer Risk – Uro Today

Profiling of lung microbiota discloses differences in adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma – Sílvia Gomes et al. – Scientific Reports

Animal experiments

Triclosan-selected host-associated microbiota perform xenobiotic biotransformations in larval zebrafish – Chelsea A Weitekamp et al. – Toxicological Sciences

Effects of theabrownin on serum metabolite and gut microbiome in rats with high-sugar diet – Suijuan Yue et al. – Food & Function

Animal microbiome

Effects of long-term starvation on health indices, gut microbiota and innate immune response of fresh water crayfish, marron (Cherax cainii, Austin 2002) – Md Javed Foysal et al. – Aquaculture

Plant, root and soil microbiome

Effects of road salt on microbial communities: Halophiles as biomarkers of road salt pollution – Wolf T. Pecher et al. – PLoS One

Conservation of the endophyte microbiome structure across two Panicum grass species – Esther Singer et al. – Frontiers in Microbiology

Characterization of Microbial Communities, Identification of Cr(VI) Reducing Bacteria in Constructed Wetland and Cr(VI) Removal Ability of Bacillus cereus – Hua Lin et al. – Scientific Reports

Review: The plant microbiome: A missing link for the understanding of community dynamics and multifunctionality in forest ecosystems – Sandhya Mishra e al. – Applied Soil Ecology

Combining irrigation scheme and phosphorous application levels for grain yield and their impacts on rhizosphere microbial communities of two rice varieties in a field trial – Yingjiao Zhang et al. – Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Soil-plant compartments affect fungal microbiome diversity and composition in grapevine – María del PilarMartínez-Diz et al. – Fungal Ecology

Water and extremophile microbiome

The fungicide azoxystrobin promotes freshwater cyanobacterial dominance through altering competition – Tao Lu et al. – Microbiome

Diel oscillation of microbial gene transcription declines with increasing depth in oligotrophic ocean waters – Alice Vislova et al. – Frontiers in Microbiology

Long term performance and dynamics of microbial biofilm communities performing sulfur-oxidizing autotrophic denitrification in a moving-bed biofilm reactor – Yan-Xiang Cui et al. – Water Research

Opportunistic pathogens and large microbial diversity detected in source-to-distribution drinking water of three remote communities in Northern Australia – Mirjam Kaestli et al. – PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases

The diversity and biogeography of microeukaryotes in the euphotic zone of the northwestern Pacific Ocean – Peng-Fei Wu et al. – Science of the Total Environment

Comparative evaluation of three archaeal primer pairs for exploring archaeal communities in deep-sea sediments and permafrost soils – Shiping Wei et al. – Extremophiles

Characterizations of microbial diversity and machine oil degrading microbes in machine oil contaminated soil – Mengjiao Wang et al. – Environmental Pollution

Metaproteomics reveal that rapid perturbations in organic matter prioritize functional restructuring over taxonomy in western Arctic Ocean microbiomes – Molly P. Mikan et al. – The ISME Journal

Microbes in space

Space Station conditions are selective but do not alter microbial characteristics relevant to human health – Maximilian Mora et al. – Nature Communications

Phages and viruses

Preprint: European and tropical Aedes albopictus mosquito populations have similar systemic Zika virus infection dynamics – Sebastian Lequime et al. – bioRxiv

Technology

Preprint: A novel and direct mobilome approach improves the detection of larger-sized circular elements across kingdoms – Katrine Skov Alanin et al. – bioRxiv

Power production and microbial community composition in thermophilic acetate-fed up-flow and flow-through microbial fuel cells – Paolo Dessì et al. – Bioresource Technology

Microbial Interaction Network Inference in Microfluidic Droplets – Ryan H. Hsu et al. – Cell Systems

Revealing the metabolic capacity of Streblomastix strix and its bacterial symbionts using single-cell metagenomics – Sebastian C. Treitli et al. – PNAS

Bioinformatics

Fast and accurate average genome size and 16S rRNA gene average copy number computation in metagenomic data – Emiliano Pereira-Flores et al. – BMC Bioinformatics

Microbes in the news

The diet-microbiome connection in inflammatory bowel disease – University of Pennsylvania – EurekAlert!

How Bacteria Rule Over Your Body – The Microbiome – YouTube

Will Drinking Red Wine Give You A Healthier Microbiome? – Angela Dowden – American Council on Science and Health

What Role Does Bariatric Surgery Play in Altering the Gut Microbiome? – Suzanne Bujara – Endocrinology Advisor

Microbes on the market

Poised for growth: how to scale a microbiome engineering company – Embriette Hyde – SynbioBeta

September 9, 2019

Good Morning! Many research articles are posted! Highlights include a study describing hyper targeted phages in the human gut and a virome database, and construction of a pathway in a heterologus organism to pruduce secondary bile molecules for efforts to engineer and control bacterial metabolites in diseases. Happy readings!

Human oral microbiota
Identification of Initial Colonizing Bacteria in Dental Plaques from Young Adults Using Full-Length 16S rRNA Gene Sequencing – Ihara et al. – mSystems

Human vaginal microbiome
Life history recorded in the vagino-cervical microbiome – Jie et al. – bioRvix

Human gut microbiome
*A metabolic pathway for bile acid dehydroxylation by the gut microbiome – Funabashi et al. – bioRxiv

Probiotics for Gastrointestinal Symptoms and Quality of Life in Autism: A Placebo-Controlled Pilot Trial – Arnold et al. – Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology

Animal experiments
The characteristics of gut microbiota and commensal Enterobacteriaceae isolates in tree shrew (Tupaia belangeri) – Gu et al. – BMC Microbiology

Modulation of high fat diet-induced microbiome changes, but not behaviour, by minocycline – Hasebe et al. – Brain, Behavior, and Immunity

Batch effect exerts a bigger influence on the rat urinary metabolome and gut microbiota than uraemia: a cautionary tale – Randall et al. – Microbiome

Animal microbiome
Linking pollen foraging of megachilid bees to their nest bacterial microbiota – Voulgari-Kokota et al. – Ecology and Evolution

Plant, root and soil microbiome
Consequences of microbial diversity in forest nitrogen cycling: diverse ammonifiers and specialized ammonia oxidizers – Isobe et al. – The ISME Journal

Historical Drought Affects Microbial Population Dynamics and Activity During Soil Drying and Re-Wet – Veach and Zeglin – Microbial Ecology

Stable Microbial Community and Specific Beneficial Taxa Associated with Natural Healthy Banana Rhizosphere – Europe PMC Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Copepod carcasses in the subtropical convergence zone of the Sargasso Sea: implications for microbial community composition, system respiration and carbon flux – Tang et al. – Journal of Plankton Research

Predominance of soil vs root effect in rhizosphere microbiota reassembly – Zhao et al. – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Bacterial rhizosphere community profile at different growth stages of Umorok (Capsicum chinense) and its response to the root exudates – Devi et al. – International Microbiology

The Burning of Sugarcane Plantation in the Tropics Modifies the Microbial and Enzymatic Processes in Soil and Rhizosphere – Trujillo-Narcia et al. – Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition

Biocontrol and plant growth-promoting ability of plant-associated bacteria from tomato (Lycopersicum esculentum) under field condition – Amaresan et al. – Microbial Pathogenesis

Time-series analysis of phosphorus-depleted microbial communities in carbon/nitrogen-amended soils – Mise et al. – Applied Soil Ecology

The Bacterial Microbiome Associated with Arid Biocrusts and the Biogeochemical Influence of Biocrusts upon the underlying Soil – Moreira-Grez et al. – Frontiers in Microbiology

The Origin, Succession, and Predicted Metabolism of Bacterial Communities Associated with Leaf Decomposition – Jackrel et al. – mBio

Water and extremophile microbiome
Copepod carcasses in the subtropical convergence zone of the Sargasso Sea: implications for microbial community composition, system respiration and carbon flux – Tang et al. – Journal of Plankton Research

Built-environment
Genome-centered omics insight into the competition and niche differentiation of Ca. Jettenia and Ca. Brocadia affiliated to anammox bacteria – Zhao et al. – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Food microbiology
Modeling and regulation of higher alcohol production through the combined effects of the C/N ratio and microbial interaction – Jiang et al. – Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Phages and viruses
*CRISPR-Cas System of a Prevalent Human Gut Bacterium Reveals Hyper-targeting against Phages in a Human Virome Catalog – Cell Host & Microbe

Bioinformatics
MITRE: inferring features from microbiota time-series data linked to host status – Bogart et al. – BMC Genome Biology

Phylogenetic Tree-based Microbiome Association Test – Kim et al. – Bioinformatics

September 6, 2019

Today’s rich Digest features a report on how persister pathogens can spread antibiotic resistant plasmids, a study on how diet might alleviate Alzheimer’s, and a screen for the effect of microbiome on diabetes drug efficacy. Other highlights include the evolution and ecology of animal gut microbial communities, microbial communities in soils with radioactive contamination, and free microbiome standards by Zymo Research. Happy reading!

General microbiology

The horizontal gene transfer of Agrobacterium T-DNAs into the series Batatas (Genus Ipomoea) genome is not confined to hexaploid sweetpotato – Dora G. Quispe-Huamanquispe et al. – Scientific Reports

Simulations reveal challenges to artificial community selection and possible strategies for success – Li Xie et al. – PLoS Biology

Primer: Artificially selecting microbial communities: If we can breed dogs, why not microbiomes? – Flor I. Arias-Sánchez et al. – PLoS Biology

Antimicrobial resistance

** Salmonella persisters promote the spread of antibiotic resistance plasmids in the gut – Erik Bakkeren et al. – Nature

Pregnancy and early life

Prenatal antibiotics exposure and the risk of autism spectrum disorders: A population-based cohort study – Amani F. Hamad et al. – PLoS One

Visualization of microbes by 16S in situ hybridization in term and preterm placentas without intraamniotic infection – Maxim D. Seferovic et al. – AJOG

Fetal exposure to the maternal microbiota in humans and mice – Noelle Younge et al. – JCI Insight

Fungi form interkingdom microbial communities in the primordial human gut that develop with gestational age – Kent A. Willis et al. – FASEB J.

Human oral and esophageal microbiome

In vitro: The inhibitory effect of quaternary ammonium salt on bacteria in root canal – Sanjay Kumar Tiwari et al. – Scientific Reports

Alterations to the Esophageal Microbiome Associated with Progression from Barrett’s Esophagus to Esophageal Adenocarcinoma – Erik J. Snider et al. – Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention

Human respiratory microbiome

Review: The microbiome in bronchiectasis – Hollian Richardson et al. – European Respiratory Review

Human gut microbiome

Gut microbiota alterations associated with reduced bone mineral density in older adults – Mrinmoy Das et al. – Rheumatology

Press: Confounding factors in the effect of gut microbiota on bone density – Rajeev Aurora – Rheumatology

Characterization of Proximal Small Intestinal Microbiota in Patients With Suspected Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth – Andrea S. Shin et al. – Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology

Gut microbiota shifts in patients with gastric cancer in perioperative period – Liang, Weiren et al. – Medicine

Human gut-microbiome-brain axis

** Modified Mediterranean-ketogenic diet modulates gut microbiome and short-chain fatty acids in association with Alzheimer’s disease markers in subjects with mild cognitive impairment – Ravinder Nagpal et al. – EBioMedicine

Press: Diet’s effect on gut bacteria could play role in reducing Alzheimer’s risk – Science Daily

Systemic review and meta-analysis of alcohol induced gut dysbiosis and the resulting behavioral impact – Nayab Qamar et al. – Behavioral Brain Research

Review: The Microbiota-Gut-Brain Axis – John F. Cryan et al. – Physiological Reviews

Human multi-site microbiome

Prosthetic joint infections present diverse and unique microbial communities using combined whole-genome shotgun sequencing and culturing methods – Abigail A. Weaver et al. – Journal of Medical Microbiology

Metabolomics

Metabolic switches from quiescence to growth in synchronized Saccharomyces cerevisiae – Jinrui Zhang et al. – Metabolomics

Animal experiments

Dietary inulin alters the gut microbiome, enhances systemic metabolism and reduces neuroinflammation in an APOE4 mouse model – Jared D. Hoffman et al. – PLoS One

Beneficial roles of probiotics on the modulation of gut microbiota and immune response in pigs – Donghyun Shin et al. – PLoS One

Effects of antibacterial peptides on rumen fermentation function and rumen microorganisms in goats – Zhihua Ren et al. – PLoS One

** Host-Microbe-Drug-Nutrient Screen Identifies Bacterial Effectors of Metformin Therapy – Rosina Pryor et al. – Cell

Press: An Elegan(t) screen shows how the microbiome improves drug efficacy – MRC Research News

Rat: Variation in the gut microbial community is associated with the progression of liver regeneration – Qiongling Bao et al. – Hepatology Research

Animal microbiome

The Pacific harbor seal gut microbiota in Mexico: Its relationship with diet and functional inferences – Arlette Pacheco-Sandoval et al. – PLoS One

Gut microbiota features associated with Clostridioides difficile colonization in puppies – Alexander S. F. Berry et al. – PLoS One

Gut microbiota and their putative metabolic functions in fragmented Bengal tiger population of Nepal – Dibesh Karmacharya et al. – PLoS One

Cadmium and selenate exposure affects the honey bee microbiome and metabolome, and bee-associated bacteria show potential for bioaccumulation – Jason A. Rothman et al. – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

* Review: Evolutionary and Ecological Consequences of Gut Microbial Communities – Nancy A. Moran et al. – Annual Reviews of Ecology, Evolution & Systemactics

Defining the distinct skin and gut microbiomes of the northern pike (Esox lucius) – Elizabeth M. Reinhart et al. – Frontiers in Microbiology

Predicting the unpredictable: How host specific is the mycobiota of bark and ambrosia beetles? – Kirsten E. Miller et al. – Fungal Ecology

Plant, root and soil microbiome

Preprint: The microbiome as a biosensor: functional profiles elucidate hidden stress in hosts – Avihai Zolti et al. – bioRxiv

Soil indigenous microbiome and plant genotypes cooperatively modify soybean rhizosphere microbiome assembly – Fang Liu et al. – BMC Microbiology

* Community structure and functional genes in radionuclide contaminated soils in Chernobyl and Fukushima – Carolina Hoyos-Hernandez et al. – FEMS Microbiology Letters

Microalgae and phototrophic purple bacteria for nutrient recovery from agri-industrial effluents: Influences on plant growth, rhizosphere bacteria and putative carbon and nitrogen cycling genes – Somayeh Zarezadeh et al. – Frontiers in Plant Science

Shifts and recovery of soil microbial communities in a 40-year field trial under mineral fertilization – Jiří Čuhel et al. – Pedobiologia

Water and extremophile microbiome

Identification of soluble microbial products (SMPs) from the fermentation and methanogenic phases of anaerobic digestion – C. Kunacheva et al. – Science of the Total Environment

Review: Microbial mercury methylation in the cryosphere: Progress and prospects – Prakriti Sharma Ghimire et al. – Science of the Total Environment

Rapid Colonization of Uranium Mining-Impacted Waters, the Biodiversity of Successful Lineages of Phytoplankton Extremophiles – Beatriz Baselga-Cervera – Microbial Ecology

Relationship between microbial community and environmental conditions in a constructed wetland system treating greywater – F.S.Bernardes et al. – Ecological Engineering

Built environment microbiome

Microbial Exchange via Fomites and Implications for Human Health – Brent Stephens et al. – Current Pollution Reports

Phages and viruses

Faecal Virome Analysis of Wild Animals from Brazil – Matheus A. Duarte et al. – Viruses

Bioinformatics

Accurate estimation of microbial sequence diversity with Distanced – Timothy J Hackmann – Bioinformatics

Microbes in the news

Researchers reveal how bacteria behind hospital infections block out antibiotics – Dumbarton and Vale of Leven Reporter

Using mouthwash could reduce benefits of exercise – Dumbarton and Vale of Leven Reporter

A comprehensive catalogue of human digestive tract bacteria – Anne Trafton – MIT News

No poop required: Researchers devise blood test for gut microbiome diversity using data from defunct startup Arivale – James Thorne – Geek Wire

* Zymo Research Distributes Free Microbiome Standards and Controls – PR Newswire

Top List: Trending in microbiome: From comprehensive culture workflows, to novel biotherapeutics, and microbial characterization – Select Science

APC Researcher Awarded Global Grant For Gut Health – APC Microbiome Ireland

* Poop-testing startup uBiome was once valued at $600 million by Silicon Valley’s top VCs. It just filed for bankruptcy – Erin Brodwin & Emma Court – Business Insider

Gut feeling: How a healthy microbiome helps beat stress and lift mood – Scott Anderson – New Scientist

HLA Alleles With Risk for Ankylosing Spondylitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis Affect Gut Microbiome – Hannah Dellabella – Rheumatology Advisor

How the microbiome movement can be beneficial to you overall health – KUSI Newsroom

No microbiome is an island, survey reveals – Elizabeth Pennisi – Science

Microbes on the market

Metagenomic Analysis of the Human Microbiome – Technology Networks

Update note: Added additional pregnancy/neonatal microbiome papers – Sept 15, @kentmd