January 15, 2019

Highlights today include the organisms in the healthy infant intestinal microbiome that protect against food allergy, an algorithm to predict aging based on the gut microbiome, and how bacteria adapt to life on the International Space Station. Enjoy!

Pregnancy and early life
Healthy infants harbor intestinal bacteria that protect against food allergy – Taylor Feehley – Nature Medicine

Human gut microbiome
Preprint: Human microbiome aging clocks based on deep learning and tandem of permutation feature importance and accumulated local effects – Fedor Galkin – bioRxiv
(Covered in popular press as Your Gut Microbiome Could Actually Reveal Your Age, Study Shows)

Preprint: The virome in adult monozygotic twins with concordant or discordant gut microbiomes – J. Leonardo Moreno-Gallego – bioRxiv

Human nearly-sterile sites
Review: Microbiome–metabolome reveals the contribution of gut–kidney axis on kidney disease – Yuan-Yuan Chen – Journal of Translational Medicine

Animal experiments
Lactobacillus sakei Alleviates High-fat Diet-induced Obesity and Anxiety in Mice by Inducing AMPK Activation and SIRT1 Expression and Inhibiting Gut Microbiota-mediated NF-κB Activation – Hyo-Min Jang – Molecular Nutrition and Food Research

Aqueous raw and ripe Pu-erh tea extracts alleviate obesity and alter cecal microbiota composition and function in diet-induced obese rats – Yun Xia – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Impact of intramammary inoculation of inactivated Lactobacillus rhamnosus and antibiotics on the milk microbiota of water buffalo with subclinical mastitis – Carlotta Catozzi – PLOS One

Plant, root, and soil microbiome
Superior dispersal ability can lead to persistent ecological dominance throughout succession – Primrose J. Boynton – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Plant growth-promoting rhizobacterium Pseudomonas PS01 induces salt tolerance in Arabidopsis thaliana – Thanh Nguyen Chu – BMC Research Notes

Diversity analysis of the rhizospheric and endophytic bacterial communities of Senecio vulgaris L. (Asteraceae) in an invasive range – Dandan Cheng – PeerJ\

Antifungal potential of bacterial rhizosphere isolates associated with three ethno-medicinal plants (poppy, chamomile, and nettle) – Marija Mojicevic – International Microbiology

Analysis of uranium removal capacity of anaerobic granular sludge bacterial communities under different initial pH conditions – Taotao Zeng – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Water and extremophile microbiomes
An interspecies malate–pyruvate shuttle reconciles redox imbalance in an anaerobic microbial community – Po-Hsiang Wang – The ISME Journal

Bacterial community assembly in a typical estuarine marsh with multiple environmental gradients – Zhiyuan Yao – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Effects of salinity on microbialite-associated production in Great Salt Lake, Utah – Melody R. Lindsay – Ecology

Preprint: Capturing the Diversity of Subsurface Microbiota – Choice of Carbon Source for Microcosm Enrichment and Isolation of Groundwater Bacteria – Xiaoqin Wu – bioRxiv

Genetic Evidence for Two Carbon Fixation Pathways (the Calvin-Benson-Bassham Cycle and the Reverse Tricarboxylic Acid Cycle) in Symbiotic and Free-Living Bacteria – Maxim Rubin-Blum – mSphere

Techniques
Generation of 13C-labeled MUC5AC mucin oligosaccharides for stable isotope probing of host-associated microbial communities – Clayton Evert – ACS Infectious Diseases

Transomics data-driven, ensemble kinetic modeling for system-level understanding and engineering of the cyanobacteria central metabolism – Hiroki Nishiguchi – Metabolic Engineering

Built environment/Microbes in Space
Pangenomic Approach To Understanding Microbial Adaptations within a Model Built Environment, the International Space Station, Relative to Human Hosts and Soil – Ryan A. Blaustein – mSystems
(Covered in the popular press as Good news: space bacteria (probably) aren’t evolving to destroy us)

Science, publishing, and career
Preprint: Tracking the popularity and outcomes of all bioRxiv preprints – Richard J. Abdill – bioRxiv

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January 14, 2019

Human/General Microbiome

Establishment of vaginal microbiota composition in early pregnancy and its association with subsequent preterm prelabor rupture of the fetal membranes – Richard G. Brown – Translational Research

Sex differences in the gut microbiota as potential determinants of gender predisposition to disease – Jose A. Santos‐Marcos – Molecular Nutrition and Food Research

AllergoOncology: microbiota in allergy and cancer – an EAACI position paper – E Untersmayr – Allergy

Comment: Gut microbiota and hypertension – Jun-ichi Oyama – Hypertension Research

Comment: Host-microbiota interactions: from holobiont theory to analysis – Jean-Christophe Simon – Microbiome

Longitudinal Analyses of Gut-Associated Bacterial Microbiota in Ulcerative Colitis Patients – Luma Al-Bayati – Archives of Iranian Medicine

What is the Healthy Gut Microbiota Composition? A Changing Ecosystem across Age, Environment, Diet, and Diseases – Emanuele Rinninella – Microorganisms

A Prospective Study In Severely Injured Patients Reveals An Altered Gut Microbiome Is Associated With Transfusion Volume – Susannah E. Nicholson – Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery

Review: Integration of microbiology, molecular pathology, and epidemiology: a new paradigm to explore the pathogenesis of microbiome-driven neoplasms – Tsuyoshi Hamada – The Journal of Pathology

Review: Targeting gut microbiota with dietary components on cancer: Effects and potential mechanisms of action – Jun Tao – Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition

Disorganized Gut Microbiome Contributed to Liver Cirrhosis Progression: A Meta-Omics-Based Study – Li Shao – Frontiers in Microbiology

Review: Leveraging Multilayered “Omics” Data for Atopic Dermatitis: A Road Map to Precision Medicine – Debajyoti Ghosh – Frontiers in Immunology

Systemic instruction of cell-mediated immunity by the intestinal microbiome – John Grainger – F1000Research

Fecal microbiota transplantation in refractory ulcerative colitis – a case report – B. D. Moutinho – Journal of International Medical Research

Current Opinion: Acne, the Skin Microbiome, and Antibiotic Treatment – Haoxiang Xu – American Journal of Clinical Dermatology

Fusobacterium nucleatum promotes chemoresistance to 5-fluorouracil by upregulation of BIRC3 expression in colorectal cancer – Sheng Zhang – Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research

Enteric dysbiosis and fecal calprotectin expression in premature infants – Thao T. B. Ho – Pediatric Research

 

Animal Models

Obesity Aggravates Acute Pancreatitis via Damaging Intestinal Mucosal Barrier and Changing Microbiota Composition in Rats – Cheng Ye – Scientific Reports

Asperlin Stimulates Energy Expenditure and Modulates Gut Microbiota in HFD-Fed Mice – Chongming Wu – Marine Drugs

Preventive Effect of Spontaneous Physical Activity on the Gut-Adipose Tissue in a Mouse Model That Mimics Crohn’s Disease Susceptibility – Florie Maillard – Cells

Lactobacillus sakei Alleviates High-fat Diet-induced Obesity and Anxiety in Mice by Inducing AMPK Activation and SIRT1 Expression and Inhibiting Gut Microbiota-mediated NF-κB Activation – Hyo‐Min Jang – Molecular Nutrition and Food Research

The Metabolic Response to a Low Amino Acid Diet is Independent of Diet-Induced Shifts in the Composition of the Gut Microbiome – Heidi H. Pak – Scientific Reports

 

More Animal Microbiomes

Generational conservation of composition and diversity of field-acquired midgut microbiota in Anopheles gambiae (sensu lato) during colonization in the laboratory – Jewelna Akorli – Parasites & Vectors

Potential role of host-derived quorum quenching in modulating bacterial colonization in the moon jellyfish Aurelia aurita – Nancy Weiland-Bräuer – Scientific Reports

 

Beneficial Microbes and Compounds

Review: Effect of Food Structure and Processing on (Poly)phenol-Gut Microbiota Interactions and the Effects on Human Health – Francisco A. Tomás-Barberán – Annual Reviews of Food Science and Technology

Dietary Fructooligosaccharide and Glucomannan Alter Gut Microbiota and Improve Bone Metabolism in Senescence-Accelerated Mouse – Kenichi Tanabe – Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

 

Plant Microbiome

Characterizing both bacteria and fungi improves understanding of the Arabidopsis root microbiome – Joy Bergelson – Scientific Reports

 

January 11, 2019

General Microbiome

A great-ape view of the gut microbiome.Nishida AH. Nature Reviews Genetics

Relative reduction of biological and phylogenetic diversity of the oral microbiota of diabetes and pre-diabetes patients. Saeb ATM. Microbial Pathogenesis

Dietary modulation of the microbiome as therapy.Bernard NJ. Nature Reviews Rheumatology

Costless metabolic secretions as drivers of interspecies interactions in microbial ecosystems.Pacheco AR. Nature Communications

Low-moisture food matrices as probiotic carriers. Marcial-Coba MS . FEMS Microbiology Letters

REVIEW: Cross-Domain and Viral Interactions in the Microbiome.Rowan-Nash AD. Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews

The respiratory microbiome and susceptibility to influenza virus infection. Lee KH. PLoS One

Food Microbiome

Metagenomic profiles of different types of Italian high-moisture Mozzarella cheese.Marino M. Food Microbiology

Gut Microbiome

Enhancement of the gut barrier integrity by a microbial metabolite through the Nrf2 pathway.Singh R. Nature Communications

Pilot study of probiotic/colostrum supplementation on gut function in children with autism and gastrointestinal symptoms.Sanctuary MR. PLoS One

Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs Alter the Microbiota and Exacerbate <i>Clostridium difficile</i> Colitis while Dysregulating the Inflammatory Response.Maseda D. mBio

Techniques/Resources

OTUX: V-region specific OTU database for improved 16S rRNA OTU picking and efficient cross-study taxonomic comparison of microbiomes. Yadav D. DNA Research

Streamlining standard bacteriophage methods for higher throughput.Kauffman KM. MethodsX

Indirect DNA extraction method suitable for acidic soil with high clay content. Högfors-Rönnholm E. MethodsX

DATABASE: The 26th annual Nucleic Acids Research database issue and Molecular Biology Database Collection.Rigden DJ. Nucleic Acid Research

Animal Experiments and Microbiome

Effect of the Nursing Mother on the Gut Microbiome of the Offspring During Early Mouse Development.Treichel NS. Microbial Ecology

Delayed differentiation of vaginal and uterine microbiomes in dairy cows developing postpartum endometritis.Miranda-CasoLuengo R. PLoS One.

Seabird and pinniped shape soil bacterial communities of their settlements in Cape Shirreff, Antarctica.Ramírez-Fernández L. PLoS One

Use of 16S rRNA gene sequencing for prediction of new opportunistic pathogens in chicken ileal and cecal microbiota.Kollarcikova M. Poultry Science

Whole rumen metagenome sequencing allows classifying and predicting feed efficiency and intake levels in cattle.Delgado B. Scientific  Reports

 

Marine and Inland Waters

Diversity and Composition of Pelagic Prokaryotic and Protist Communities in a Thin Arctic Sea-Ice Regime.de Sousa AGG. Microbial Ecology

Stratification, nitrogen fixation, and cyanobacterial bloom stage regulate the planktonic food web structure.Loick-Wilde N. Global Change Biology

Analysis of viral and bacterial communities in groundwater associated with contaminated land.Costeira R. Science of the Total Environment

Plant, Soil, and Air Microbiome

The known and the unknown in soil microbial ecology. Baldrian P. FEMS Microbiology Ecology.

Genomic analysis of bacteria in the Acute Oak Decline pathobiome.Doonan J. Microbial Genomics.

Glutathione S-Transferase Enzymes in Plant-Pathogen Interactions.Gullner G. Frontiers in Plant Science

A comparative metagenomic and spectroscopic analysis of soils from an international point of entry between the US and Mexico.  Cota-Ruiz K. Environmental International

Metagenome tracking biogeographic agroecology: Phytobiota of tomatoes from Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina and California. Ottesen A. Food Microbiology

Temporal Dynamics of Bacterial Communities in Soil and Leachate Water After Swine Manure Application.Rieke EL. Frontiers of Microbiology

January 9, 2019

Today’s digest is about the CRISPR tools for diverse bacteria, urinary microbiome associated with bladder cancer and OMeta, a data-driven metadata tracking system. Happy reading!

Gut microbiome

*Enabling genetic analysis of diverse bacteria with Mobile-CRISPRi – Jason M. Peters – Nature Microbiology

Urinary microbiome

*Review: The Urinary Microbiome: Implications in Bladder Cancer Pathogenesis and Therapeutics – Petar Bajic – Urology

Animal experiments

High-fat diet causes psychiatric disorders in mice by increasing Proteobacteria population – Mi-Young Jeong – Neuroscience Letters

Animal microbiome

Canine endometrial and vaginal microbiomes reveal distinct and complex ecosystems – Candace C. Lyman – PlosOne

Probiotic characterization of Lactobacillus isolates from canine faeces – Maria Magdalena Coman – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Water microbiome

Deciphering of microbial community and antibiotic resistance genes in activated sludge reactors under high selective pressure of different antibiotics – Renxin Zhao – Water Research

Desiccation events change the microbial response to gradients of wastewater effluent pollution – Ferran Romeroa – Water Research

Characteristics of pipe corrosion scales in untreated water distribution system and effect on water quality in Peshawar, Pakistan – Dilawar Farhan Shams – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Plant/root/soil microbiome

Microbial phyto-power systems – A sustainable integration of phytoremediation and microbial fuel cells – Beenish Saba – Bioelectrochemistry

A Plant‐Growth Promoting Bacterium Alters the Microbial Community of Continuous Cropping Poplar Trees Rhizosphere – Junkang Sui – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Bioinformatics

*OMeta: an ontology-based, data-driven metadata tracking system – Indresh Singh – BMC Bioinformatics

January 7, 2019

Happy Monday! Today’s digest includes the influence of ant colonies on soil microbes, the assembly of prokaryotic communities in subtropical grasslands, and lactic acid bacteria isolated from sourdough. Have a great week!

Human gut microbiome

Review: The gut microbiome in anorexia nervosa: relevance for nutritional rehabilitation – Ruusunen – Psychopharmacology

Impact of early events and lifestyle on the gut microbiota and metabolic phenotypes in young school-age children – Zhong – Microbiome

Host immunoglobulin G selectively identifies pathobionts in pediatric inflammatory bowel diseases – Armstrong – Microbiome

Animal experiments

Preprint: The gut microbiota is associated with clearance of Clostridium difficile infection independent of adaptive immunity – Leslie – BioRxiv

Animal microbiome

Bioreactivity and Microbiome of Biodeposits from Filter-Feeding Bivalves – Murphy – Microbial Ecology

Modulation of broiler gut microbiota and gene expression of Toll-like receptors and tight junction proteins by diet type and inclusion of phytogenics – Paraskeuas – Poultry Science

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Responses of soil aggregates and bacterial communities to soil-Pb immobilization induced by biofertilizer – Wang -Chemosphere

Moisture Is More Important than Temperature for Assembly of Both Potentially Active and Whole Prokaryotic Communities in Subtropical Grassland – Lupatini – Microbial Ecology

Ant colonies promote the diversity of soil microbial communities – Delgado-Baquerizo – ISME

Water and extemophile microbiome

Morphological response to salinity, temperature, and pH changes by marine fungus Epicoccum nigrum – Ahumada-Rudolph – Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

Thermoplasmatales and sulfur-oxidizing bacteria dominate the microbial community at the surface water of a CO2-rich hydrothermal spring located in Tenorio Volcano National Park, Costa Rica – Arce-Rodríguez – Extremophiles

Metagenomic, phylogenetic, and functional characterization of predominant endolithic green sulfur bacteria in the coral Isopora palifera – Yang – Microbiome

Water pollution and observation of acquired antibiotic resistance in Bayou Lafourche, a major drinking water source in Southeast Louisiana, USA – Bird – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Metagenomic Analysis of Zinc Surface–Associated Marine Biofilms – Ding – Microbial Ecology

Evolutionary constraints on species diversity in marine bacterioplankton communities – Lu – ISME

Built environment

Wastewater treatment and microbial community dynamics in a sequencing batch reactor operating under photosynthetic aeration – Parakh – Chemosphere

Novel ecological insights and functional roles during anaerobic digestion of saccharides unveiled by genome-centric metagenomics – Zhu – Water Research

Food microbiology

Effect of in vitro digestion-fermentation on green and roasted coffee bioactivity: The role of the gut microbiota – Pérez-Burillo – Food Chemistry

In vitro and in vivo investigations of probiotic properties of lactic acid bacteria isolated from Chinese traditional sourdough – Li – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Bacterial community dynamics and physical–chemical characteristics in natural fermentation of jiang‐shui, a traditional food made in Northwest China – Liu – Science of Food and Agriculture

Science, publishing, and career

Here’s what scientists searched for in 2018: AI is up, stress is down – Kelly Oakes – Nature News

January 4, 2019

Highlights of today’s Digest include: animal microbiomes from snakes to bald eagles to porcupines, studies of bacteria promoting plant growth, and a nice review of ‘omics in fermented foods. Happy reading!

Human oral microbiome
Microcosm biofilms cultured from different oral niches in periodontitis patients – Fabian Cieplik – Journal of Oral Microbiology

Xylitol and sorbitol effects on the microbiome of saliva and plaque – Reisha Rafeek – Journal of Oral Microbiology

Human vaginal microbiome
Vaginal microbiome variances in sample groups categorized by clinical criteria of bacterial vaginosis – Hui-Mei Chen – BMC Genomics

Human gut microbiome
Five years of fecal microbiota transplantation – an update of the Israeli experience – Sharon A Greenberg – World Journal of Gastroenterology

Review: Association between the intestinal microbiota and allergic sensitization, eczema, and asthma: A systematic review – Petra Zimmermann – Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Interplay between food and gut microbiota in health and disease – Niels Banhos Danneskiold-Samsøe – Food Research International

Gut microbiome changes in overweight male adults following bowel preparation – Hui-Mei Chen – BMC Genomics

Animal Microbiome
Preprint: Bacterial Diversity in Feces of Wild Bald Eagles, Turkey Vultures and Common Ravens from the Pacific Northwest Coast, U.S.A. – Rocio Crespo – bioRxiv

Next-generation sequencing analysis reveals high bacterial diversity in wild venomous and non-venomous snakes from India – Sajesh Puthenpurackal Krishnankutty – Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases

Understanding the roles of surface proteins in regulation of Lactobacillus pentosus HC-2 to immune response and bacterial diversity in midgut of Litopenaeus vannamei – Yang Du – Fish & Shellfish Immunology

Characterization of novel lignocellulose-degrading enzymes from the porcupine microbiome using synthetic metagenomics – Mackenzie Thornbury – PLOS One

Plant, root, and soil microbiome
Review: Planting the Microbiome – Jennifer K. Spinler – Trends in Microbiology

Arabidopsis thaliana responds to colonisation of Piriformospora indica by secretion of symbiosis-specific proteins – Johannes Thürich – PLOS One

Screening of plant growth promotion ability among bacteria isolated from field-grown sorghum under different managements in Brazilian drylands – Jéssica Fernanda da Silva – World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Streptomyces: implications and interactions in plant growth promotion – Oluwaseyi Samuel Olanrewaju – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Mycorrhizal features and leaf traits covary at the community level during primary succession – J. Rasmus P. Jespersen – Fungal Ecology

Microbial communities controlling methane and nutrient cycling in leach field soils – Cristina P.Fernandez-Baca – Water Research

Gradients of three coastal environments off the South China Sea and their impacts on the dynamics of heterotrophic microbial communities – Xianhua Liu – Science of the Total Environment

New insights into the impact of nZVI on soil microbial biodiversity and functionality – Carmen Fajardo – Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A

Syntrophic effect of indigenous and inoculated microorganisms in the leaching of rare earth elements from Western Australian monazite – Melissa K.Corbett – Research in Microbiology

Removal of veterinary antibiotics in constructed wetland microcosms – Response of bacterial communities – Filipa Santos – Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Water and extremophile microbiome
Bacterial diversity in the water column of meromictic Lake Cadagno and evidence for seasonal dynamics – Francesco Danza – PLOS One

Microbial community succession and pollutants removal of a novel carriers enhanced duckweed treatment system for rural wastewater in Dianchi Lake basin – Guoke Chen – Bioresource Technology

Food Microbiology
Omics in traditional vegetable fermented foods and beverages – Jocelin Rizo – Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition

Preprint: Construction of synthetic microbiota for reproducible flavor metabolism in Chinese light aroma type liquor produced by solid-state fermentation – Qun Wu – bioRxiv

Bioinformatics
A latent allocation model for the analysis of microbial composition and disease – Ko Abe – BMC Bioinformatics

Techniques
Metatranscriptomic and thermodynamic insights into medium-chain fatty acid production using an anaerobic microbiome – Matthew J. Scarborough – mSystems

January 2nd, 2019

Happy New Year Everyone! Some cool new papers for the digest including multiple diet studies!

General Microbiome

Cultivated human vaginal microbiome communities impact Zika and Herpes Simplex Virus replication in ex vivo vaginal mucosal cultures – Megan H Amerson-Brown – Frontiers in Microbiology

Human gut Microbiome

In vivo screening of multiple bacterial strains identifies Lactobacillus rhamnosus Lb102 and Bifidobacterium animalis ssp. lactis Bf141 as probiotics that improve metabolic disorders in a mouse model of obesity – Le Barz M – FASEB Journal

Protective effects of Bacillus probiotics against high-fat diet-induced metabolic disorders in mice. – Kim B – PLoS One

NLRP1 restricts butyrate producing commensals to exacerbate inflammatory bowel disease. – Tye H – Nature Communications

Human Pregnancy Microbiome

Characterizing the Subgingival Microbiome of Pregnant African American Women. – Yang I – J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs

Animal experiments 

A Gut Commensal Bacterium Promotes Mosquito Permissiveness to Arboviruses. – Wu P – Cell Host Microbe

Plant, root, and soil Microbiome

Specific recruitment of soil bacteria and fungi decomposers following a biostimulant application increased crop residues mineralization. – Hellequin E – PLoS One

Mangrove facies drives resistance and resilience of sediment microbes exposed to anthropic disturbance – C Capdeville – Frontiers in Microbiology

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Bioinformatics

Galaxy mothur Toolset (GmT): a user-friendly application for 16S rRNA gene sequencing analysis using mothur – Hiltemann SD – Gigascience

iVikodak–a platform and standard workflow for inferring, analyzing, comparing, and visualizing the functional potential of microbial communities – S Nagpal -Frontiers in Microbiology

Swathi’s non-microbiology picks

Issac Asimov on his predictions for 2019 – Issac Asimov