July 24, 2017

Here’s our Digest to start your Monday. The importance of managing the antibiotic resistance in perinatal and neonatal care, review on the plant-microbiota holobiont and poo bacteria found in three big fast food chains.

Jobs

Microbiology Lab Technician – Johnson County Community College – Overland Park, KS

Research Fellow – Microbiome Program Job – Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN

Pregnancy and infant microbiome

Book Chapter: Bacterial Infections in the Neonate – Morven S. Edwards & Carol J. Baker – Principles and Practice of Pediatric Infectious Diseases (Fifth Edition)

**Review: Antibiotic stewardship in perinatal and neonatal care Jayashree Ramasethu & Tetsuya Kawakita – Seminars in Fetal and Neonatal Medicine

Human liver microbiome

Sequencing the gut metagenome as a non-invasive diagnosis for advanced nonalcoholic steatohepatitis – Lixin Zhu et al. – Hepatology

Human gut microbiome

Comparative phenotypic analysis of “Clostridium neonatale” and Clostridium butyricum isolates from neonates – S. Schönherr-Helleca and G. Klein et al. – Anaerobe

The association of type II diabetes with gut microbiota composition – Fatemeh Navab-Moghadama et al. – Microbial Pathogenesis

The role of intestinal bacteria in the development and progression of gastrointestinal tract neoplasms – Kosuke Mima & Shuji Ogino et al. – Surgical Oncology

Review: The Microbiome in Crohn’s Disease : Role in Pathogenesis and Role of Microbiome Replacement Therapies – Sahil Khanna & Laura E. Raffals – Gastroenterology Clinics of North America

Review: The Gastric and Intestinal Microbiome: Role of Proton Pump Inhibitors – Artem Minalyan – Current Gastroenterology Reports

Animal experiments

The aerial parts of Salvia miltiorrhiza Bge. strengthen intestinal barrier and modulate gut microbiota imbalance in streptozocin-induced diabetic mice – Jun-Fei Gu et al. – Journal of Functional Foods

Intervention of probiotic L. reuteri fermented milk as an adjuvant to combat protein energy malnourishment induced gut disturbances in albino mice – S. Garg et al. – Journal of Functional Foods

Western Diet–Induced Dysbiosis in Farnesoid X Receptor Knockout Mice Causes Persistent Hepatic Inflammation after Antibiotic Treatment – Prasant K. Jena et al. – The American Journal of Pathology

The title seems an overstatement: Microbial regulation of hippocampal miRNA expression: Implications for transcription of kynurenine pathway enzymes – Gerard M. Moloney et al. – Behavioural Brain Research

Helicobacter species are potent drivers of colonic T cell responses in homeostasis and inflammation – Jiani N. Chai et al. – Science Immunology

Press: How ‘Bad’ Gut Bacteria Can Change Their Evil Ways – Christopher Wanjek – LiveScience

Animal microbiome

Exploring a possible link between the intestinal microbiota and feed efficiency in pigs – Ursula M. McCormack et al. – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Press: PIG MICROBIOME MAKEUP MAY INFLUENCE ANIMAL GROWTH RATE – Julie Wolf – ASM

Plant, root and soil microbiome

Review: Insights into plant phosphate sensing and signaling – Byung-Kook Ham et al. – Current Opinion in Biotechnology

Responses of rice paddy micro-food webs to elevated CO2 are modulated by nitrogen fertilization and crop cultivars – Zhengkun Hu et al. – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

**Review: Understanding the holobiont: the interdependence of plants and their microbiome – Carmen Sánchez-Cañizares et al. – Current Opinion in Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Operation-driven heterogeneity and overlooked feed-associated populations in global anaerobic digester microbiome – Ran Mei et al. – Water Research

Preprint: Cytosine methylation within marine sediment microbial communities: potential epigenetic adaptation to the environment – Ian M. Rambo – bioRxiv

Phages and viruses

Bacteriophages in the human gut: our fellow travelers throughout life and potential biomarkers of heath or disease – Babak Bakhshinejad & Saeedeh Ghiasvand – Virus Research

Microbes in the news

Florida man contracts flesh-eating bacteria through blisters from hiking
Cherise Leclerc – WMUR9

Florida Seawater Bacteria Case Count Rises – Sherri Lonon – Patch

Shock as lab tests find of poo bacteria in products at McDonald’s, KFC and Burger King – Zara Whelan – Daily Post

Vaginal Probiotics Could Slow Zika & Other STD Infections – Sheryl Wood – Invisiverse

NASA Identifies What Kind of Fungi Could Grow in a Mars Habitat – Cynthia Wallentine – Invisiverse

July 23, 2017

General microbiome

Systems biology of lactic acid bacteria: For food and thought – Bas Teusink, Current Opinion in Systems Biology

Insights into the red algae and eukaryotic evolution from the genome of Porphyra umbilicalis (Bangiophyceae, Rhodophyta) – Susan H. Brawley, PNAS

Parasite Microbiome Project: Systematic Investigation of Microbiome Dynamics within and across Parasite-Host Interactions – Nolwenn M. Dheilly, mSystems

Human respiratory microbiome

Airway microbiota signals anabolic and catabolic remodeling in the transplanted lung – Stéphane Mouraux, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Human skin microbiome

The Skin Microbiome of Cohabiting Couples – Ashley A. Ross, mSystems

Human oral microbiome

Metabolic Fingerprints from the Human Oral Microbiome Reveal a Vast Knowledge Gap of Secreted Small Peptidic Molecules – Anna Edlund, mSystems

Human gut microbiome

Sequencing the gut metagenome as a non-invasive diagnosis for advanced nonalcoholic steatohepatitis – Lixin Zhu, Hepatology

Molecular Characterization of the Human Stomach Microbiota in Gastric Cancer Patients – Guoqin Yu, Frontiers in Microbiology

Inulin-type fructans and whey protein both modulate appetite but only fructans alter gut microbiota in adults with overweight/obesity: a randomized controlled trial – Raylene A. Reimer, Molecular Research and Food Research

Incomplete metabolism of phytoestrogens by gut microbiota from children under the age of three – Pilar Gaya, International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition

Animal experiments

An In Vitro Chicken Gut Model Demonstrates Transfer of a Multidrug Resistance Plasmid from Salmonella to Commensal Escherichia coli – Roderick M. Card, mBio

Maternally-transmitted microbiota affects odor emission and preference in Drosophila larva – Jean-Pierre Farine, Scientific Reports

Burn Injury Leads to Increase in Relative Abundance of Opportunistic Pathogens in the Rat Gastrointestinal Microbiome – Guangtao Huang, Scientific Reports

Linking Sex Differences in Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease to Bile Acid Signaling, Gut Microbiota, and High Fat Diet  – John Y.L. Chiang, The American Journal of Pathology

Early-life disruption of amphibian microbiota decreases later-life resistance to parasites – Sarah A. Knutie, Nature Communication

In vitro characteristics of an Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) hind gut microbial community in relation to different dietary treatments – Kamarul Zaman Zarkasia,  Research in Microbiology

Effects of coconut oil on glycemia, inflammation, and urogenital microbial parameters in female Ossabaw mini-pigs – Annie E. Newell-Fugate, PLoS ONE

Effect of acute ozone exposure on the lung metabolomes of obese and lean mice – Joel Andrew Mathews, PLoS ONE

Animal microbiome

Skin Bacterial Community Reorganization Following Metamorphosis of the Fire-Bellied Toad (Bombina orientalis) – Arnaud Bataille, Microbial Ecology

Inferring microbial interactions in thermophilic and mesophilic anaerobic digestion of hog waste – Grace Tzun-Wen Shaw, PLoS ONE

Ninety-nine de novo assembled genomes from the moose (Alces alces) rumen microbiome provide new insights into microbial plant biomass degradation – Olov Svartström, ISME

Genome Sequences of Two Shewanella spp. Isolated from the Gut of the Sea Cucumber Apostichopus japonicus (Selenka, 1867) – Hyun-Hee Hong, Genome Anouncements

Feather-Degrading Bacteria: Their Biochemical and Genetic Characteristics – Paweł Kowalczyk, Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

The tree species matters: Belowground carbon input and utilization in the myco-rhizosphere – Janine Sommera, European Journal of Soil Biology

Soil bacterial community response to vegetation succession after fencing in the grassland of China – Quanchao Zeng, Science of The Total Environment

Drought Stress Results in a Compartment-Specific Restructuring of the Rice Root-Associated Microbiomes – Christian Santos-Medellín, mBio

Improved grain yield of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) under water deficit after inoculation with Bradyrhizobium elkaniiand Rhizophagus irregularis – Rui S. Oliveira, Crop and Pasture Science

Understanding the holobiont: the interdependence of plants and their microbiome – Carmen Sánchez-Cañizares, Current Opinion in Microbiology

Pseudomonas fluorescens R68 assisted enhancement in growth and fertilizer utilization of Amaranthus tricolor (L.) – C. Jimtha John, 3Biotech

Ecological guild and enzyme activities of rhizosphere soil microbial communities associated with Bt-maize cultivation under field conditions in North West Province of South Africa – Deidré A. B. van Wyk, Journal of Basic Microbiology

A genomic perspective on stoichiometric regulation of soil carbon cycling – Wyatt H Hartman, ISME

The rhizosphere microbiome of burned holm-oak: potential role of the genus Arthrobacter in the recovery of burned soils – Antonio J. Fernández-González, Scientific Reports

The tree species matters: Belowground carbon input and utilization in the myco-rhizosphere – Janine Sommera, European Journal of Soil Biology

Biological control of potential antagonistic bacteria isolates to restrict Magnaporthe grisea infection on rice – David P. Tokpah, African Journal of Microbiology Research

Bacteria associated to plants naturally selected in a historical PCB polluted soil show potential to sustain natural attenuation – Lorenzo Vergani, Frontiers in Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Unraveling the Microbial Interactions and Metabolic Potentials in Pre- and Post-treated Sludge from a Wastewater Treatment Plant Using Metagenomic Studies – Chandni Sidhu, Frontiers in Microbiology

Metagenomics of urban sewage identifies an extensively shared antibiotic resistome in China – Jian-Qiang Su, Microbiome

Microbial Community Structure and Function Decoupling Across a Phosphorus Gradient in Streams – Erick S. LeBrun, Microbial Ecology

Microbial communities and their predicted metabolic functions in growth laminae of a unique large conical mat from Lake Untersee, East Antarctica – Hyunmin Koo, Frontiers in Microbiology

Draft genome sequence of Exiguobacterium aurantiacumstrain PN47 isolate from saline ponds, known as “Salar del Huasco”, located in the Altiplano in the North of Chile – Erwin Strahsburger, Brazilian Journal of Microbiology

Diversity of culturable filamentous Ascomycetes in the eastern South Pacific Ocean off Chile – Jeanett Vera, World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Salinity Drives the Virioplankton Abundance but Not Production in Tropical Coastal Lagoons – Pedro C. Junger, Microbial Ecology

Characterization of a cold-adapted DNA photolyase from C. psychrerythraea 34H – Sudipto Munshi, Extremophiles

Marine archaeal dynamics and interactions with the microbial community over 5 years from surface to seafloor – Alma E Parada, ISME

Unusual metabolic diversity of hyperalkaliphilic microbial communities associated with subterranean serpentinization at The Cedars – Shino Suzuki, ISME

Comparative Omics and Trait Analyses of Marine Pseudoalteromonas Phages Advance the Phage OTU Concept – Melissa B. Duhaime, Frontier in Microbiology

Effects of Physiochemical Factors on Prokaryotic Biodiversity in Malaysian Circumneutral Hot Springs – Chia S. Chan, Frontiers in Microbiology

Climate oscillations reflected within the microbiome of Arabian Sea sediments – William D. Orsi, Scientific Reports

Microbiome of Trichodesmium Colonies from the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre – Mary R. Gradoville, Frontiers in Microbiology

Antarctic sea ice region as a source of biogenic organic nitrogen in aerosols – Manuel Dall’Osto, Scientific Reports

Built environment

A role for microbial selection in frescoes’ deterioration in Tomba degli Scudi in Tarquinia, Italy – Maria Cristina Tomassetti, Scientific Reports

Food microbiology

An Exploration into the Bacterial Community under Different Pasteurization Conditions during Substrate Preparation (Composting–Phase II) for Agaricus bisporus Cultivation – Fabricio Rocha Vieira, Microbial Ecology

Metagenome-based surveillance and diagnostic approaches to studying the microbial ecology of food production and processing environments – Conor J Doyle, Environmental Microbiology

Draft Genome Sequences of Three Lactobacillusparacasei Strains, Members of the Nonstarter Microbiota of Mature Cheddar Cheese – Ewelina Stefanovic, Genome Anouncements

Bioinformatics

Cohesion: a method for quantifying the connectivity of microbial communities – Cristina M Herren, ISME

Developing integrative systematics in the informatics and genomic era, and calling for a global Biodiversity Cyberbank – Jun Wen, Journal of Systematics and Evolution

Techniques

Rapid differentiation of bacterial communities using high resolution melting analysis – Steven Everman, Journal of Microbiological Methods

Proteomics in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Approach Using Animal Models – Fadi H. Mourad, Digestive Diseases and Sciences

July 22, 2017

General microbiome

Evolutionary genetic analysis uncovers multiple species with distinct habitat preferences and antibiotic resistance phenotypes in the Stenotrophomonas maltophilia complex – LE Ochoa-Sanchez – bioRxiv

ReviewRegulation of inflammation by microbiota interactions with the host – JM Blanders – Nature Immunology

Dramatic expansion of microbial groups that shape the global sulfur cycle – K Anantharaman – bioRxiv

The importance of species identity and interactions on multifunctionality depends on how ecosystem functions are valued – EM Slade – Ecology

The potential of anti-infectives and immunomodulators as therapies for asthma and asthma exacerbations – MR Edwards – Allergy

Pest categorisation of Pseudocercospora angolensis – EPH – EFSA Journal

Vascular complications in diabetes: old messages, new thoughts – JM Forbes – Diabetologia

Deciphering functional diversification within the lichen microbiota by meta-omics – T Cernava – Microbiome

 

Human oral microbiome

Saliva and tooth biofilm bacterial microbiota in adolescents in a low caries community – L Erikkson – Scientific Reports

 

Animal microbiome

Using MinION to characterize dog skin microbiota through full-length 16S rRNA gene sequencing approach – A Cusco – bioRxiv

Context-dependent Requirements for FimH and Other Canonical Virulence Factors in Gut Colonization by Extraintestinal Pathogenic Escherichia coli – CW Russell – bioRxiv

Graded replacement of maize grain with molassed sugar beet pulp modulated ruminal microbial community and fermentation profile in vitro – M Münnich – J Sci Food Agric.

Microbial Communities in Different Tissues of Atta sexdens rubropilosa Leaf-cutting Ants – AS Vieira – Current Microbiology

Fecal excretion of Maillard reaction products and the gut microbiota composition of rats fed with bread crust or bread crumb – C Helou – Food & Function

The salivary microbiome as an indicator of carcinogenesis in patients with oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma: A pilot study – A Wolf – Scientific Reports

16S rRNA gene-based association study identified microbial taxa associated with pork intramuscular fat content in feces and cecum lumen – S Fang – BMC Microbiology

 

Plant, root and soil microbiome

Environmental drivers of viral community composition in Antarctic soils identified by viromics – EM Adriaenssens – Microbiome

 

Water microbiome and extremophiles

Metabolic Network Analysis and Metatranscriptomics Reveals Auxotrophies and Nutrient Sources of the Cosmopolitan Freshwater Microbial Lineage acI – JJ Hamilton – bioRxiv

 

Techniques

Effective identification of Lactobacillus casei group species: genome-based selection of the gene mutL as the target of a novel multiplex PCR assay – B Bottari – Microbiology

Comparative analysis of vaginal microbiota sampling using 16S rRNA gene analysis – S Virtanen – PLoS One

 

Microbes in news

UCONN RESEARCH: IN FROGS, EARLY ACTIVITY OF GUT MICROBIOME SHAPES LATER HEALTH – UConn

Fecal bacteria found in drinks at UK branches of McDonald’s, Burger King and KFC – D Reid – CNBC

Google’s Verily Trying to Debug Fresno with Bacteria-Treated Mosquitoes – C Wallentine – Invisiverse

South Florida hiker contracts flesh-eating bacteria – R Lowe – WSVN

 

 

July 21, 2017

Today’s digest is short and sweet. An interesting study of the microbial community composition inside the Internation Space Station using WGS. And, how a microbiologist is saving prairie dogs.

General Microbiome and Microbiology

Microbial metal resistance and metabolism across dynamic landscapes: high-throughput environmental microbiology

Carlson H.F1000Research

Animal and insect microbiome

Population-Specific Responses to Interspecific Competition in the Gut Microbiota of Two Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar) Populations

He X. Microbial Ecology

Plant, soil, and air microbiome

Metabarcoding: A powerful tool to investigate microbial communities and shape future plant protection strategies

Abdelfattah A.Biological Control

 Microbial functional diversity covaries with permafrost thaw‐induced environmental heterogeneity in tundra soil

Yuan MM.Global Change Biology

Marine and inland waters

Sulfide-Induced Dissimilatory Nitrate Reduction to Ammonium Supports Anaerobic Ammonium Oxidation (Anammox) in an Open-Water Unit Process Wetland

Jones ZL Applied and Environmental Microbiology

 The effects of phosphorus limitation on carbon metabolism in diatoms

Brembu T. Philosophical  Transaction of the Royal  Society B

Genetic and metabolic engineering in diatoms

Huang W. Philosophical  Transaction of the Royal  Society B

Built Microbiome

Microalgal hydrogen production-a review

Khetkorn W. Bioresource Technology

Whole metagenome profiles of particulates collected from the International Space Station

Nicholas AB.Microbiome, 2017

Microbes in the news

How a wildlife biologist became a plague-chaser in the American Southwest

STAT

July 20, 2017

A study of chemical interactions between fungi and ants by imaging mass spectrometry, characterization of forty-six Arthrobacter phages, influence of fruit fungal infestation on vertebrate fruit preferences.

Human gut microbiome

The essential genomic landscape of the commensal Bifidobacterium breve UCC2003 – Lorena Ruiz – Scientific Reports

Animal experiments

Fat binding capacity and modulation of the gut microbiota both determine the effect of wheat bran fractions on adiposity – Francesco Suriano – Scientific Reports

Effects of dietary supplementation with two alternatives to antibiotics on intestinal microbiota of preweaned calves challenged with Escherichia coli K99 – Yanliang Bi – Scientific Reports

Animal microbiome

Imaging mass spectrometry and MS/MS molecular networking reveals chemical interactions among cuticular bacteria and pathogenic fungi associated with fungus-growing ants – Cristopher A Boya P – Scientific Reports

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Population structure of an orchid mycorrhizal fungus with genus-wide specificity – M P Ruibal – Scientific Reports

Water and extremophile microbiome

Review: Cultivation of microbes from the deep-sea environments – Zenghu Zhang – Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography

Food microbiology

Fungal infestation boosts fruit aroma and fruit removal by mammals and birds – Josep E Peris – Scientific Reports

Pre-print: Resilience mechanisms of small intestinal lactobacilli to the toxicity of soybean oil fatty acids – Sara C Di Rienzi – bioRxiv

Probiotics/prebiotics

Dietary lipid content reorganizes gut microbiota and probiotic L. rhamnosus attenuates obesity and enhances catabolic hormonal milieu in zebrafish – Silvia Falcinelli – Scientific Reports

Phages and viruses

Tales of diversity: Genomic and morphological characteristics of forty-six Arthrobacter phages – Karen K Klyczek – PLOS ONE

Pre-print: Isolation and characterization of BpL1, a broad acting lytic bacteriophage against Brucella – Vimlesh Gupta – bioRxiv

Microbes in the news

Bac-for good: Bacteria passed between generations benefits you more than others – Phys.org

Microbes on the market

Verily Releases Bacteria-Infected Mosquitoes To Fight Zika And Dengue: Is Wolbachia Technique Safe For Humans? – Allan Adamson – Tech Times

Science, career, and publishing

Climate scientists flock to France’s call – Declan Butler – Nature

July 19, 2017

Today’s digest is a long one! There is high diversity of studies, with a high abundance of gut microbiome studies, a few publications on fecal transplant, and some very interesting early life/pregnancy/mother-infant science.  A normal serving of animal studies, of course a nice colony of environmental microbial studies, and a study reporting the presence of bacteria in Alzheimer’s post-mortem brains.

Events and jobs

Postdoctoral research fellow in translational microbiome research – Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology (MTC) at Karolinska Institutet

General microbiome

Commensal bacteria modulate the tumor microenvironment – Theofilos Poutahidis – Cancer Letters

[Review]  The human microbiome – Hubert E. Blum – Advances in Medical Sciences

Microbiome and Metabolome Data Integration Provides Insight Into Health and Disease – Michael Shaffer – Translational Research

Metabolic potential and taxonomic assessment of bacterial community of an environment to chronic industrial discharge – Neelam Devpura – International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation

Impact of the Microbiota on Bacterial Infections during Cancer Treatment – Jessica Galloway-Peña – Trends in Microbiology

Pregnancy and early life

** The Bacterial Ecosystem of Mother’s Milk and Infant’s Mouth and Gut – Elana Biagi – Frontiers in Microbiology | Evolutionary and Genomic Microbiology

* What’s Normal? Immune Profiling of Human Milk from Healthy Women Living in Different Geographical and Socioeconomic Settings – Lorena Ruiz – Frontiers in Immunology | Nutritional Immunology

Microbiome Associated with Severe Caries in Canadian First Nations Children – M. Agnello – Journal of Dental Research

* Bacterial communities found in placental tissues are associated with severe chorioamnionitis and adverse birth outcomes – Ronan M. Doyle – PLoS One

Human oral microbiome

Characterization of Oral Microbiota in Removable Dental Prosthesis Users: Influence of Arterial Hypertension – Leila Maria Marchi-Alves – BioMed Research International

Human vaginal microbiome

The association between ethnicity and vaginal microbiota composition in Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Hanneke Borgdorff – PLoS One

Human nearly-sterile sites

** 16S rRNA Next Generation Sequencing Analysis Shows Bacteria in Alzheimer’s Post-Mortem Brain – David C. Emery – Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience

Human gut microbiome

The Gut Microbiota of Healthy Chilean Subjects Reveals a High Abundance of the Phylum Verrucomicrobia – Sayaka Fujio-Vejar – Frontiers in Microbiology | Microbial Symbioses

*[Review] Significance of Microbiota in Obesity and Metabolic Diseases and the Modulatory Potential by Medicinal Plant and Food Ingredients – Hoda M. Eid – Frontiers in Pharmacology | Ethnopharmacology

MOLECULAR CHARACTERIZATION OF FECAL MICROBIOTA OF HEALTHY CHINESE TOBACCO SMOKER SUBJECTS IN SHAANXI PROVINCE, XI’AN CHINA – Ishaq HM – Journal of Ayub Medical College

The Microbiome in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Trauma-Exposed Controls: An Exploratory Study – Hemmings, Sian M.J – Psychosomatic Medicine

The Impact of Gut Microbiota on Gender-Specific Differences in Immunity – Floris Fransen – Frontiers in Immunology | Nutritional Immunology

Involvement of gut microbiota in the association between gastrointestinal motility and 5‑HT expression/M2 macrophage abundance in the gastrointestinal tract – Mo Yang – Molecular Medicine Reports

Correspondence: Fecal Microbiota Transplant from a Rational Stool Donor Improves Hepatic Encephalopathy: A Randomized Clinical Trial – Benjamin H Mullish – Hepatology

Going to the Bank: Fecal Microbiota Transplantation in Pediatrics – Elaine Barfield – Clinical Pediatrics

INTERRELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN GUT MICROBIOTA AND HOST: Paradigms, Role in Neurodegenerative Diseases and Future Prospects – Villarraso JC – CNS & Neurological Disorders Drug Targets

Faecal microbiota transplant: a novel biological approach to extensively drug-resistant organism-related non-relapse mortality – Innes AJ – Bone Marrow Transplantation

* Gut microbiota is critical for the induction of chemotherapy-induced pain – Shiqian Shen – Nature Neuroscience

Relationships between Gastrointestinal Microbiota and Blood Group Antigens – Anuhya Gampa – Physiological Genomics

[Masters Thesis] Evaluating the Effectiveness of Select Bacteria Against Clostridium difficile – Choquette, Kelsey Rose – Iowa State University, ProQuest Dissertations Publishing

* Potential and active functions in the gut microbiota of a healthy human cohort – Alessandro Tanca – Microbiome

[Letter to Editor] The necessity of gut microbiome characterization in diseases prevention and therapy – Sama Rezasoltani – Gastroenterology and Hepatology from Bed to Bench

[Review Article] The Intricate Interaction between Enteric Microbiota and Brain: Principles and Clinical Implications – Giovanni Gherardi – Journal of Digestive Diseases and Hepatology

Gut microbiota dysbiosis associated with glucose metabolism disorders and the metabolic syndrome in older adults – K Lippert – Beneficial Microbes

Animal experiments

Western Diet–Induced Dysbiosis in Farnesoid X Receptor Knockout Mice Causes Persistent Hepatic Inflammation after Antibiotic Treatment – Prasant K – The American Journal of Pathology

Grape pomace improves performance, antioxidant status, fecal microbiota and meat quality of piglets – I. Kafantaris – Animal

Animal microbiome

Microorganisms of the Intestinal Microbiota of Oncorhynchus Mykiss Produce Antagonistic Substances Against Bacteria Contaminating Food and Causing Disease in Humans – Lobos O – Italian Journal of Food Safety

Population-Specific Responses to Interspecific Competition in the Gut Microbiota of Two Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar) Populations – Xiaoping He – Microbial Ecology

Habitat and indigenous gut microbes contribute to the plasticity of gut microbiome in oriental river prawn during rapid environmental change – Cheng-Yu Chen – PLoS One

Vertically and horizontally transmitted microbial symbionts shape the gut microbiota ontogenesis of a skin-mucus feeding discus fish progeny – François-Étienne Sylvain – Scientific Reports

Microbiome overview in swine lungs – Franciele Maboni Siqueira – PLoS One

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Integrated metagenomics and molecular ecological network analysis of bacterial community composition during the phytoremediation of cadmium-contaminated soils by bioenergy crops – Zhaojin Chen – Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Dynamics of Soil Bacterial Communities Over a Vegetation Season Relate to Both Soil Nutrient Status and Plant Growth Phenology – Davide Francioli – Microbial Ecology

Microbial Populations of Stony Meteorites: Substrate Controls on First Colonizers – Alastair W. Tait – Frontiers in Microbiology | Extreme Microbiology

Microbial functional diversity covaries with permafrost thaw-induced environmental heterogeneity in tundra soil – Mengting M. Yuan – Global Change Biology

[PrePrint] Conditionally rare taxa contribute but do not account for prokaryotic community changes in soils – Rachel Kaminsky – bioRxiv

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Performance and bacterial community structure of a 10-years old constructed mangrove wetland – Tingting Tian – Marine Pollution Bulletin

A comparative study revealed first insights into the diversity and metabolisms of the microbial communities in the sediments of Pacmanus and Desmos hydrothermal fields – Hai-liang Wang – PLoS One

Microbial Composition and Diversity Patterns in Deep Hyperthermal Aquifers from the Western Plain of Romania – Cecilia M. Chiriac – Microbiology of Aquatic Systems

Built environment

Pilot study to determine if microbial contamination levels in hospital washrooms are associated with hand drying method – Mark H. Wilcox – Journal of Hospital Infection

Probiotics / prebiotics

Arachidonic acid sex-dependently affects obesity through linking gut microbiota-driven inflammation to hypothalamus-adipose-liver axis – Pan Zhuang – BBA

Functional Characterization of Novel Faecalibacterium prausnitzii Strains Isolated from Healthy Volunteers: A Step Forward in the Use of F. prausnitzii as a Next-Generation Probiotic – Rebeca Martin – Frontiers in Microbiology | Food Microbiology

Bioinformatics

* Abundance estimation and differential testing on strain level in metagenomics data – Martina Fischer – Bioinformatics

Techniques

Development and Use of a Real-Time Quantitative PCR Method for Detecting and Quantifying Equol-Producing Bacteria in Human Faecal Samples and Slurry Cultures – Lucía Vázquez – Frontiers in Microbiology | Food Microbiology

Next-generation Sequencing of the DNA Virome from Fecal Samples – Monaco CL – Bio-protocol

Synthetic multispecies microbial communities reveals shifts in secondary metabolism and facilitates cryptic natural product discovery – Yutong Shi – Environmental Microbiology

Whole-genome sequencing of eukaryotes: From sequencing of DNA fragments to a genome assembly – K. S. Zadesenets – Russian Journal of Genetics

Microbes on the market

Microbiome Sequencing Services Market: trends, analysis, Overview, forecast up to 2021

Ed’s non-microbiology picks

Heavy metal accumulation by Saccharomyces cerevisiae cells armed with metal binding hexapeptides targeted to the inner face of the plasma membrane – Lavinia Liliana Ruta –Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Fracking can contaminate rivers and lakes with radioactive material, study finds

Subacute normobaric oxygen and hyperbaric oxygen therapy in drowning, reversal of brain volume loss: a case report – Paul G Harch – Medical Gas Research

No Effect of Commercial Cognitive Training on Neural Activity During Decision-Making – Joseph W. Kable – Journal of Neuroscience

Health Insurance Expansion and Incidence of Out‐of‐Hospital Cardiac Arrest: A Pilot Study in a US Metropolitan Community – Eric C. Stecker – Journal of the American Heart Association

July 18, 2017

A short Digest today, but with very interesting papers. Strain diversity implicated in atopic dermatitis, infant gut microbiome associated with cognitive development? And the sourdough microbiome.

General microbiology

Use of oxygen isotopes to differentiate between nitrous oxide produced by fungi or bacteria during denitrification – Lena Rohe et al. – Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry

Human skin microbiome

Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus epidermidis strain diversity underlying pediatric atopic dermatitis – Allyson Byrd et al. – Science Translational Medicine

Human gut-microbiome-brain axis

Infant Gut Microbiome Associated with Cognitive Development – Alexander L. Carlson et al. – Biological Psychiatry

Press: In baby’s dirty diapers, the clues to baby’s brain development – UNC Health Care – EurekaAlert

Animal experiments

Peripartum Antibiotics Promote Gut Dysbiosis, Loss of Immune Tolerance, and Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Genetically Prone Offspring – Jun Miyoshi et al. – Cell Reports

Press: Higher IBD Risk in Offspring Associated With Antibiotic Use in Pregnancy – IDSE News Staff – IDSE

Microbes in the news

More Than Bread: Sourdough As a Window Into The Microbiome – Marcus Woo – NPR

Promising but take caution: Probiotics and Weight Loss – Philip J. Gregory – Medscape

Review article discusses potential role, benefits of non-rhizobia bacteria in root nodules of legume – Phys.org

Microbes on the market

Enterome, Nestlé Health Science Launch Microbiome Diagnostics Partners to Develop New IBD Treatments – Carolina Henriques – IBD News Today

Essential Science: Big investments for human microbiome research – Tim Sandle – Digital Journal