February 16, 2019

Today’s digest is full of interesting articles about virome and phages, sinonasal microbiome and human milk microbiota. Enjoy weekend reading!

General microbiome

Bacteria and archaea on Earth and their abundance in biofilms – Hans-Curt Flemming – Nature Reviews Microbiology

The Impact of Low-FODMAPs, Gluten-Free, and Ketogenic Diets on Gut Microbiota Modulation in Pathological Conditions – Sofia Reddel – Nutrients

Impact of Gut Microbiota on Host Glycemic Control – Celine Gérard – Frontiers in Endocrinology

Intestinal Microbiota as a Host Defense Mechanism to Infectious Threats – Simona Iacob – Frontiers in Microbiology

Pregnancy and early life

Composition and Variation of the Human Milk Microbiota Are Influenced by Maternal and Early-Life Factors – Shirin Mossavi – Cell Host and Microbe

Human microbiome

Gut microbiota diversity associates with cardiorespiratory fitness in post-primary treatment breast cancer survivors – Stephen J. Carter – Experimental Physiology

Alterations in fecal short-chain fatty acids in patients with irritable bowel syndrome: A systematic review and meta-analysis – Qinghua Sun – Medicine

Mucosa-associated microbiota drives pathogenic functions in IBD-derived intestinal iNKT cells – Claudia Burrello – Life Science Alliance

The international sinonasal microbiome study (ISMS): a multi-centre, international characterization of sinonasal bacterial ecology – Sathish Paramasivan – BioRxiv

Microbiotyping the sinonasal microbiome – Ahmed Bassiouni – BioRxiv

Prevotella copri in individuals at risk for rheumatoid arthritis – Deshire Alpizar-Rodriguez – Annals of Rheumatic Diseases

Gut Microbiota Dysbiosis Is Not Independently Associated With Neurocognitive Impairment in People Living With HIV – Fengdi Zhang – Frontiers in Microbiology

Animal experiments

Gut microbiota signatures and lipids metabolism profiles by exposure to polyene phosphatidylcholine – Haining Yu – Biofactors

Exploring the Fecal Microbial Composition and Metagenomic Functional Capacities Associated With Feed Efficiency in Commercial DLY Pigs – Jianping Quan – Frontiers in Microbiology

Plant root soil microbiome

Successive phytoextraction alters ammonia oxidation and associated microbial communities in heavy metal contaminated agricultural soils – Jipeng Luo – Science of The Total Environment

Water microbiome and extremophiles

Low concentrations of copper oxide nanoparticles alter microbial community structure and function of sediment biofilms – Lingzhan Miao – Science of the Total Environment

Characterizing the microbiome in petroleum reservoir flooded by different water sources – Xiaotong Wang – Science of the Total Environment

Baseline characterisation of aerobic hydrocarbon degrading microbial communities in deep‐sea sediments of the Great Australian Bight, Australia – Jodie van de Kamp – Environmental Microbiology

Viruses and phages

Expansion of Bacteriophages Is Linked to Aggravated Intestinal Inflammation and Colitis – Lasha Gogokhia – Cell Host and Microbe

Virome Diversity Correlates with Intestinal Microbiome Diversity in Adult Monozygotic Twins – J. Leonardo Moreno-Gallego – Cell Host and Microbe

Bacteriophages of the Human Gut: The “Known Unknown” of the Microbiome – Andrey N. Shkoporov – Cell Host and Microbe

Non-microbiology picks

Function and mechanisms of enteroendocrine cells and gut hormones in metabolism – Fiona M. Gribble – Nature Reviews Endocrinology

 

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February 14, 2019

If you are feeling butterflies in your stomach today, it might not be a gut microbiome imbalance – you might’ve caught the love bug! Happy Valentines Day!  Today’s digest features some human gut/FMT studies, a few animal gut biome studies and a couple probiotic publications.  Enjoy!

General microbiome

The next step towards anticancer microbiota therapeutics – Ursula Hofer – Nature Reviews [letter]

Expanding diversity of the human microbiome – Andrea Du Toit – Nature Reviews [in brief]

FMT in the clinic – Ashley York – Nature Reviews [research highlight]

Human respiratory microbiome

Nasopharyngeal Microbiota in Children With Invasive Pneumococcal Disease: Identification of Bacteria With Potential Disease-Promoting and Protective Effects – Anny Camelo-Castillo – Frontiers in Microbiology

Human gut microbiome

Correction: 16S rRNA gene sequencing and healthy reference ranges for 28 clinically relevant microbial taxa from the human gut microbiome – Daniel E. Almonacid – PLoS One

[pre -print] The Human Nickel Microbiome and its relationship to Allergy and Overweight in Women – Elena Angela Lusi – bioRxiv

The Relationship between Platelet Count and Host Gut Microbiota: A Population-Based Retrospective Cross-Sectional Study – Hee-Yong Yoon – Journal of Clinical Medicine

Data-driven multiple-level analysis of gut-microbiome-immune-joint interactions in rheumatoid arthritis – QuanQiu Wang – BMC Genomics

Metaproteomics reveals persistent and phylum-redundant metabolic functional stability in adult human gut microbiomes of Crohn’s remission patients despite temporal variations in microbial taxa, genomes, and proteomes – J. Alfredo Blakeley-Ruiz – BMC Microbiome

Role of the Gut Microbiome in Autism Spectrum Disorders – Joby Pulikkan – Reviews on Biomarker Studies in Psychiatric and Neurodegenerative Disorders

Faecal microbiota transplantation in Australia: bogged down in regulatory uncertainty – Samuel P. Costello – Internal Medicine Journal

Animal experiments

Characterization of oral microbiota in marmosets: Feasibility of using the marmoset as a human oral disease model – Sachiko Takehara – PLoS One

The Effect of Multispecies Probiotic Supplementation on Iron Status in Rats – Katazyna Skrypnik – Biological Trace Element Research

Microbial Diversity and Organic Acid Production of Guinea Pig Faecal Samples – Susakul Palakawong Na Ayudthaya – Current Microbiology

Animal microbiome

A Diverse Microbial Community Supports Larval Development and Survivorship of the Asian Tiger Mosquito (Diptera: Culicidae) – Nicholas V Travanty – Journal of Medical Entomology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Belowground biota responses to maize biochar addition to the soil of a Mediterranean vineyard – Pilar Andrés – Science of The Total Environment

A metagenomic survey of soil microbial communities along a rehabilitation chronosequence after iron ore mining – Markus Gastauer – Scientific Data

Probiotics / prebiotics

Infant Complementary Feeding of Prebiotics for the Microbiome and Immunity – Starin McKeen – Nutrients

Techniques

Axiom Microbiome Array, the next generation microarray for high-throughput pathogen and microbiome analysis – James B. Thissen – PLoS One

Microbes in the news

Tube pollution: Could bacteria create clean air on the London Underground?

Ed’s non-microbiology picks

Adjunctive vitamin D in tuberculosis treatment: meta-analysis of individual participant data – David A. Jolliffe – European Respiratory Journal

Physical activity protects against depression

Want Healthier Eating Habits? Start with a workout

GMO Cassava Can Provide Iron, Zinc To Malnourished African Children

February 13, 2019

Today’s digest features a study on leaf-associated microbiomes of grafted tomato plants, study that reveals the chemical “fingerprint” and contribution of Parasutterella to host health, and Everything Hertz podcast with episode “Promiscuous expertise”. Happy reading/listening!

Gut microbiome

A new genomic blueprint of the human gut microbiota – Alexandre Almeida – Nature

Population structure of human gut bacteria in a diverse cohort from rural Tanzania and Botswana – Matthew E. B. Hansen – Genome Biology

Disturbance of trace element and gut microbiota profiles as indicators of autism spectrum disorder: A pilot study of Chinese children – Qixiao Zhai – Environmental Research

*Defining the role of Parasutterella, a previously uncharacterized member of the core gut microbiota – Tingting Ju – The ISME Journal

Extensive transmission of microbes along the gastrointestinal tract – Thomas Sebastian Benedikt Schmidt – eLife

Bacterial interspecies interactions modulate pH-mediated antibiotic tolerance in a model gut microbiota – Andres Aranda-Diaz – bioRxiv

Skin microbiome

Review: Microbiosis in pathogenesis and intervention of atopic dermatitis – Jianhua Dou – International Immunopharmacology

Plant/root/soil microbiome

*Leaf-associated microbiomes of grafted tomato plants – Hirokazu Toju – Scientific Reports

Fungal Biodiversity of the Most Common Types of Polish Soil in a Long-Term Microplot Experiment – Jarosław Grządziel and Anna Gałązka – Frontiers in Microbiology

Podcast

*Episode 77: Promiscuous expertise – Dan Quintana and James Heathers – Everything Hertz [A great episode about scientists who claim to be a public authority on topics outside their area of expertise!]

February 12, 2019

Today’s Digest features a major effect to tackle the dark matter in the human gut microbiome, comparison of 8 methods to extract DNA from the oral cavity that yielded an unexpected result, and the investigation on whether we can predict sex/age by our gut microbiota. Enjoy!

General microbiology

Perspective: Bridging the Holistic-Reductionist Divide in Microbial Ecology – Robin Tecon et al. – mSystems

Microbioime sister journal: Welcome to Animal Microbiome – Sharon A. Huws

Engineering microbial consortia by division of labor – Garrett W. Roell et al. – Microbial Cell Factories

Preprint: Revisiting the evolution and taxonomy of Clostridia, a phylogenomic update – Pablo Cruz-Morales et al. – bioRxiv

Human skin microbiome

Skin Microbiota in Contact Sports Athletes and Selection of Antiseptics for Professional Hygiene – Dilyara S. Martykanova et al. – BioMed Research International

Human oral microbiome

Qualitative and quantitative differences in the subgingival microbiome of the restored and unrestored teeth – Steven W. H. Rademacher et al. – Journal of Periodontal Research

Human respiratory microbiome

Comparison of Subtyping Approaches and the Underlying Drivers of Microbial Signatures for Chronic Rhinosinusitis – Kristi Biswas et al. – mSphere

Human gut microbiome

** 1,520 reference genomes from cultivated human gut bacteria enable functional microbiome analyses – Yuanqiang Zou et al. – Nature Biotechnology

Genomic insights from Monoglobus pectinilyticus: a pectin-degrading specialist bacterium in the human colon – Caroline C. Kim et al. – The ISME Journal

Pinning down the role of common luminal intestinal parasitic protists in human health and disease – status and challenges – Christen Rune Stensvold – Parasitology

Dynamics of the Gut Microbiota in Children Receiving Selective or Total Gut Decontamination Treatment During Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation – Vincent Bekker & Romy D. Zwittink et al. – Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation

Fecal Microbiota Transplantation in Patients With Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis: A Pilot Clinical Trial – Jessica Allegretti et al. – The American Journal of Gastroenterology

** Preprint: Age and sex-dependent patterns of gut microbial diversity in human adults – Jacobo de la Cuesta-Zuluaga et al. – bioRxiv

Human reproductive tract microbiome

Cervical microbiota in women with cervical intra-epithelial neoplasia, prior to and after local excisional treatment, a Norwegian cohort study – Johanna Wiik – BMC Women’s Health

Built environment microbiome

Spatial and seasonal variation of the airborne microbiome in a rapidly developing city of China – Hu Li et al. – Science of the Total Environment

Animal experiments

Synbiotic-driven improvement of metabolic disturbances is associated with changes in the gut microbiome in diet-induced obese mice – Xinxin Ke et al. – Molecular Metabolism

The gut microbiota is largely independent of host genetics in regulating fat deposition in chickens – Chaoliang Wen et al. – The ISME Journal

The Glucoamylase Inhibitor Acarbose Has a Diet-Dependent and Reversible Effect on the Murine Gut Microbiome – Nielsen T. Baxter et al. – mSphere

Animal microbiome

Effects of polyethylene microplastics on the gut microbial community, reproduction and avoidance behaviors of the soil springtail, Folsomia candida – Hui Ju et al. – Environmental Pollution

Effects of host blood meal source on reproductive output, nutrient reserves and gut microbiome of West Nile virus vector Culex quinquefasciatus – Aparna Telang & Jessica Skinner – Journal of Insect Physiology

Plant, root and soil microbiome

Soil microbes alter plant fitness under competition and drought – Connor R. Fitzpatrick et al. – Journal of Evolutionary Biology

Multi-resistant plant growth-promoting actinobacteria and plant root exudates influence Cr(VI) and lindane dissipation – María ZoleicaSimón Solá et al. – Chemosphere

Interactions between Pseudomonas spp. and their role in improving the red pepper plant growth under salinity stress – Sandipan Samaddar et al. – Microbiological Research

Plant Defense by VOC-Induced Microbial Priming – Hongwei Liu & Laura E. Brettell – Trends in Plant Science

Water and extremophile microbiome

Microbial ecology of the cryosphere (glacial and permafrost habitats): current knowledge – Rosa Margesin & Tony Collins – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Unique Patterns and Biogeochemical Relevance of Two-Component Sensing in Marine Bacteria – Noelle A. Held et al. – mSystems

Oil-Spill Triggered Shift in Indigenous Microbial Structure and Functional Dynamics in Different Marine Environmental Matrices – C. S. Neethu et al. – Scientific Reports

An integrated meta-omics approach reveals substrates involved in synergistic interactions in a bisphenol A (BPA)-degrading microbial community – Ke Yu et al. – Microbiome

Effects of biomass pyrolysis derived wood vinegar on microbial activity and communities of activated sludge – Fang Zhang et al. – Bioresource Technology

Anti-seasonal submergence dominates the structure and composition of prokaryotic communities in the riparian zone of the Three Gorges Reservoir, China – Yan Fang et al. – Science of The Total Environment

Phages and viruses

Cobaviruses – a new globally distributed phage group infecting Rhodobacteraceae in marine ecosystems – Vera Bischoff et al. – The ISME Journal

In plaque-mass spectrometry imaging of a bloom-forming alga during viral infection reveals a metabolic shift towards odd-chain fatty acid lipids – Guy Schleyer et al. – Nature Microbiology

Technology

The mucosal–luminal interface: an ideal sample to study the mucosa-associated microbiota and the intestinal microbial biogeography – Walid Mottawea et al. – Pediatric Research

Development and application of a HILIC UHPLC-MS method for polar fecal metabolome profiling – Nina Sillner et al. – Journal of Chromatography B

** Evaluation of Oral Cavity DNA Extraction Methods on Bacterial and Fungal Microbiota – Jennifer Rosenbaum et al. – Scientific Reports

Xin’s Non-microbiology pick

Preprint: Where do our graduates go? A toolkit for retrospective and ongoing career outcomes data collection for biomedical PhD students and postdoctoral scholars – Elizabeth A. Silva et al. – bioRxiv

February 11, 2019

Good morning everyone, in today’s digest we have several interesting research articles including the role of microbiome in ovarian carcinoma, pediatric atopic dermatitis, lung cancer, review articles focusing on the gut microbiome and Energy Homeostasis, interplay between microbiome and immune system, gut microbiome in cardiovascular disease, microbiome in oral cancer, a method for simulating metagenomes and microbial communities, and a very interesting work focusing the role of host and microbiome on drug response. Enjoy reading.

General microbiome

Haemolymph microbiome of the cultured spiny lobster Panulirus ornatus at different temperatures – Mei C. Ooi – Scientific Reports

The biodiversity Composition of Microbiome in Ovarian Carcinoma Patients – Bo Zhou – Scientific Reports

Environmental sources of bacteria and genetic variation in behavior influence host-associated microbiota – Alexandra A. Mushegian – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Review: Gut Microbiota and Energy Homeostasis in Fish – Robyn Lisa Butt – Frontiers in Endocrinology

Visualizing microbiome–immune system interplay Janet C Siebert – Immunotherapy

Gut microbiome

Comparative analysis of the gut microbiota in centenarians and young adults shows a common signature across genotypically non-related populations – Ngangyola Tuikhar – Mechanisms of Ageing and Development

Influence of proton pump inhibitors on microbiota in chronic liver disease patients – Kenta Yamamoto – Hepatology International

Review: Gut microbiota: A new protagonist in the risk of cardiovascular disease? – Antonio García-Ríos – Clínica e Investigación en Arteriosclerosis

Gut microbiota community characteristics and disease-related microorganism pattern in a population of healthy Chinese people – Wen Zhang – Scientific Reports

Primer: Evolutionary change in the human gut microbiome: From a static to a dynamic view – Isabel Gordo – PLOS Biology

Selecting a Single Stereocenter: The Molecular Nuances that Differentiate β-Hexuronidases in the Human Gut Microbiome – Pellock, Samuel J – Biochemistry

Mining the Core Gut Microbiome from a Sample Indian Population – Abhijit S. Kulkarni – Indian Journal of Microbiology

Skin and respiratory microbiome

The nasal and skin microbiome are associated with disease severity in pediatric atopic dermatitis – J.E.E. Totte – British Journal of Dermatology banner

The microbiome in lung cancer tissue and recurrence-free survival – Brandilyn A Peters – Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention

Microbiome dysbiosis is associated with disease duration and increased inflammatory gene expression in systemic sclerosis skin – Michael E. Johnson – Arthritis Research and Therapy

Oral microbiome

Review: The microbiome and oral cancer: More questions than answers – Claire M. Healy – Oral Oncology

Plant microbiome

Metabarcoding reveals that rhizospheric microbiota of Quercus pyrenaica is composed by a relatively small number of bacterial taxa highly abundant – Ana V. Lasa – Scientific Reports

Review: Green Technology: Bacteria-Based Approach Could Lead to Unsuspected Microbe–Plant–Animal Interactions – Daniela Bulgari – Microorganisms

Microbial diversity and bioremediation of rhizospheric soils from Trindade Island – Brazil – Celia Marcela Camacho-Montealegre – Journal of Environmental Management

Animal experiments

Testosterone disruptor effect and gut microbiome perturbation in mice: Early life exposure to doxycycline – Xiang Hou – Chemosphere

MLKL deficiency inhibits DSS-induced colitis independent of intestinal microbiota – Jie Zhang – Molecular Immunology

JinQi Jiangtang Tablet Regulates Gut Microbiota and Improve Insulin Sensitivity in Type 2 Diabetes Mice – Ying Cao – Journal of Diabetes Research

Microbiome and drug metabolism

Separating host and microbiome contributions to drug pharmacokinetics and toxicity Michael Zimmermann – Science

Bioinformatics

CAMISIM: simulating metagenomes and microbial communities – Adrian Fritz – Microbiome

Microbes in News

Depressed? Your Gut Microbiome Might Be to Blame

 

 

February 8, 2019

Happy Friday! Today’s digest includes the sea cucumber gut microbiome, bacterial diversity of volcano steam vents, and the impacts of arsenic and antimony on microbes in river sediment. Enjoy!

Human gut microbiome

Use of shotgun metagenomics for the identification of protozoa in the gut microbiota of healthy individuals from worldwide populations with various industrialization levels – Lokmer – PLoS ONE

Age-associated Impairment of the Mucus Barrier Function is Associated with Profound Changes in Microbiota and Immunity – Sovran – Scientific Reports

A single alcohol binge impacts on neutrophil function without changes in gut barrier function and gut microbiome composition in healthy volunteers – Stadlbauer – PLoS ONE

Animal experiments

TGFβ/BMP immune signaling affects abundance and function of C. elegans gut commensals – Berg – Nature Communications

Animal microbiome

Distinct microbiotas of anatomical gut regions display idiosyncratic seasonal variation in an avian folivore – Drovetski – Animal Microbiome

Characterization of the intestinal microbiota of the sea cucumber Holothuria glaberrima – Pagán-Jiménez – PLoS ONE

Dynamic distribution of gallbladder microbiota in rabbit at different ages and health states – Xing – PLoS ONE

Dietary-induced modulation of the hindgut microbiota is related to behavioral responses during stressful events in horses – Destrez – Physiology & Behavior

Review: Host-Microbe Coevolution: Applying Evidence from Model Systems to Complex Marine Invertebrate Holobionts – O’Brien – mBio

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Environmental filtering drives distinct continental atlases of soil archaea between dryland and wetland agricultural ecosystems – Jiao – Microbiome

The occurrence of potato common scab correlates with the community composition and function of the geocaulosphere soil microbiome – Shi -Microbiome

Enterobacteriaceae dominate the core microbiome and contribute to the resistome of arugula (Eruca sativa Mill.) – Cernava – Microbiome

Unlocking a high bacterial diversity in the coralloid root microbiome from the cycad genus Dioon – Suárez-Moo – PLoS ONE

Characterization of iron-metabolizing communities in soils contaminated by acid mine drainage from an abandoned coal mine in Southwest China – Gao – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Water and extremophile microbiome

Impacts of Arsenic and Antimony Co-Contamination on Sedimentary Microbial Communities in Rivers with Different Pollution Gradients – Sun – Microbial Ecology

The bacterial diversity on steam vents from Paricutín and Sapichu volcanoes – Souza Brito – Extremophiles

Food microbiology

Spent coffee grounds extract rich in manooligosaccharides promote a healthier gut microbial community in a dose dependent manner – Pérez-Burillo – Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Impact of routine sanitation on the microbiomes in a fresh produce processing facility – Gu – International Journal of Food Microbiology