August 22, 2017

Jobs

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Microbiology/Molecular Ecology : Bremen, Germany (Soil microbial community interactions)

Postdoctoral Training Fellow : London, United Kingdom (M. tuberculosis and immunity)

 

Human Microbiome

Review: Human genetic variation and the gut microbiome in disease – Andrew Brantley Hall – Nature Reviews Genetics

Long-term taxonomic and functional divergence from donor bacterial strains following fecal microbiota transplantation in immunocompromised patients – Eli L. Moss – PLoS ONE

Intestinal colonisation patterns in breastfed and formula-fed infants during the first 12 weeks of life reveal sequential microbiota signatures – Harro M. Timmerman  – Scientific Reports

A prospective analysis of mucosal microbiome-metabonome interactions in colorectal cancer using a combined MAS 1HNMR and metataxonomic strategy – James Kinross – Scientific Reports

Inflammatory colonic innate lymphoid cells are increased during untreated hiv-1 infection and associated with markers of gut dysbiosis and mucosal immune activation – Stephanie Dilon- JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes

The Maternal Infant Microbiome: Considerations for Labor and Birth – Alexis Dunn – MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing

Large-scale comparative metagenomics of Blastocystis, a common member of the human gut microbiome – Francesco Beghini – The ISME Journal

 

Animal Microbiome

The Maturing Development of Gut Microbiota in Commercial Piglets during the Weaning Transition – Limei Chen – Frontiers in Microbiology

Moderate-intensity exercise affects gut microbiome composition and influences cardiac function in myocardial infarction mice – Zuheng Liu – Frontiers in Microbiology  

Unveiling bifidobacterial biogeography across the mammalian branch of the tree of life – Christian Milani – The ISME Journal

 

Probiotics

In Vitro Evaluation of the Impact of the Probiotic E. coli Nissle 1917 on Campylobacter jejuni’s Invasion and Intracellular Survival in Human Colonic Cells – Yosra A. Helmy – Frontiers in Microbiology

 

Food Microbiology

Cell surface properties of Lactococcus lactis reveal milk protein binding specifically evolved in dairy isolates – Mariya Tarazanova – Frontiers in Microbiology

 

Pathogen Research

Metagenomic sequencing to replace semi-quantitative urine culture for detection of urinary tract infections: a proof of concept – Victoria A. Janes – BioRxiv

Burkholderia cenocepacia Infections in Cystic Fibrosis Patients: Drug Resistance and Therapeutic Approaches – Viola C. Scoffone –  Frontiers in Microbiology

 

Environmental Microbiome

Marine Microbial Gene Abundance and Community Composition in Response to Ocean Acidification and Elevated Temperature in Two Contrasting Coastal Marine Sediments – Ashleigh R. Currie – Frontiers in Microbiology

Heat Stress Dictates Microbial Lipid Composition along a Thermal Gradient in Marine Sediments – Miriam Sollich – Frontiers in Microbiology

Actinobacterial Rare Biospheres and Dark Matter Revealed in Habitats of the Chilean Atacama Desert – Hamidah Idris – Scientific Reports

A pivotal role for ocean eddies in the distribution of microbial communities across the Antarctic Circumpolar Current – – PLoS ONE

Microbial community analysis of apple rhizosphere around Bohai Gulf – Jihang Jiang – Scientific Reports

From virus isolation to metagenome generation for investigating viral diversity in deep-sea sediments – Cinzia Corinaldesi – Scientific Reports

 

Bioinformatics

PANINI: Pangenome Neighbor Identification for Bacterial PopulationsKhalil Abudahab  – BioRxiv

 

 

Non-Microbiology picks

The prehistory of biology preprints: a forgotten experiment from the 1960s – Matthew Cobb – PeerJ preprints

August 21, 2017

New Microbiome Digest and many many interesting articles: metagenome analysis as a powerful tool for enzyme bioprospecting, application of DGGE on oral bacterial community; labeling of prokaryotic mRNA in live cells with FISH-TAMB…
While in non-microbiology picks read and join very interesting project Scientist Selfies. This project explores how scientists use Instagram and how scientists’ IG posts can potentially change public perceptions of scientists’.

Events and jobs

Postdoc position for Cell Factory Construction, Novozymes, Denmark

IBS-Nature Conference on Frontiers in Genome Engineering

General microbiome

Genetic cargo and bacterial species set the rate of vesicle-mediated horizontal gene transfer – Frances Tran – Scientific Reports

Review: Archaea Are Interactive Components of Complex Microbiomes – Christine Moissl-Eichinger – Trends in Microbiology

 

Pregnancy and early life

Human Milk Oligosaccharides Exhibit Antimicrobial and Antibiofilm Properties against Group B Streptococcus – Dorothy L. Ackerman – ACS Infectious Diseases

Review: Development of the gut microbiota in infancy and its impact on health in later life – Masaru Tanaka –  Allergology International

Maternal microbiomes in preterm birth: Recent progress and analytical pipelines – Lindsay A. Parnell – Seminars in Perinatology

Oral microbiology

Application of denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis to the analysis of bacterial communities associated with asymptomatic and symptomatic pericoronitis –  Xin Zhang – Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

 

 

Human gut microbiome

Review: Food contact materials and gut health: Implications for toxicity assessment and relevance of high molecular weight migrants – Ksenia J. Groh – Food and Chemical Toxicology

Environmental Pollutant Benzo[a]Pyrene Impacts the Volatile Metabolome and Transcriptome of the Human Gut Microbiota – Clémence Defois – Frontiers in Microbiology

Animal experiments

AvBD1 nucleotide polymorphisms, peptide antimicrobial activities and microbial colonisation of the broiler chicken gut – Kevin Cadwell – BMC Genomics

Increased microbiome diversity at the time of infection is associated with improved growth rates of pigs after co-infection with porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) and porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) – Rebecca A. Ober – Veterinary Microbiology

Changes in the Total Fecal Bacterial Population in Individual Horses Maintained on a Restricted Diet Over 6 Weeks – Kirsty Dougal – Frontiers in Microbiology

Animal microbiome

Analysis of microbiota of the swimming crab (Portunus trituberculatus) in South Korea to identify risk markers for foodborne illness – Suyeon Kim – LWT – Food Science and Technology

Diet and gut microbiota of two supralittoral amphipods Orchestia montagui and Talitrus saltator living in different microhabitats – Khaled F.A. Abdelrhman – Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science

Gut microbiome analysis as a tool for developing new probiotic products – Daniel Ramón – Journal of Biotechnology

Review: Human genetic variation and the gut microbiome in disease – Andrew Brantley Hall – Nature Reviews  Genetics

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Searching for signatures across microbial communities: Metagenomic analysis of soil samples from mangrove and other ecosystems – Madangchanok Imchen – Scienfic Reports

Microbial community structure and function respond more strongly to temporal progression than to the application of slurry in an Irish grassland – Aaron Fox – Applied Soil Ecology

Cheating and resistance to cheating in natural populations of the bacterium Pseudomonas fluorescens – John B. Bruce – Evolution

Water and extremophile microbiome

Differences in temperature and water chemistry shape distinct diversity patterns in thermophilic microbial communities – Cecilia M. Chiriac –  Applied nad Environmental Microbiology

Planococcus ruber sp. nov., isolated from a polluted farmland soil sample – Xu Wang – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Microbial diversity in acidic thermal pools in the Uzon Caldera, Kamchatka – Andrey V. Mardanov – Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Aura-biomes are present in the water layer above coral reef benthic macro-organisms – Kevin Walsh – PeerJ

Physiological and ecological implications of an iron- or hydrogen-oxidizing member of the Zetaproteobacteria, Ghiorsea bivora, gen. nov., sp. nov – Jiro F Mori – The ISME

Food microbiology

Restoration of GABA production machinery in Lactobacillus brevis by accessible carbohydrates, anaerobiosis and early acidification – Qinglong Wu – Food Microbiology

Development of non-pathogenic bacterial biofilms on the surface of stainless steel which are inhibitory to Salmonella enterica – Yoonbin Kim – Food Microbiology

 

Bioinformatics

Metagenome Analysis: a Powerful Tool for Enzyme Bioprospecting – Aravind Madhavan –  Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology

Novel approaches for bioinformatic analysis of salivary RNA Sequencing data in the biomarker development process – Karolina Elżbieta Kaczor-Urbanowicz – Bioinformatics

Biotechnology

Biogas production from brewery spent grain as a mono-substrate in a two-stage process composed of solid-state anaerobic digestion and granular biomass reactors – Mario Panjičko – Journal of Cleaner Production

Revealing sludge and biofilm microbiomes in membrane bioreactor treating piggery wastewater by non-destructive microscopy and 16S rRNA gene sequencing – Tomohiro Inaba – Chemical Engineering Journal

Techniques

Characterization of syntrophic Geobacter communities using ToF-SIMS – Wenchao Wei – Biointerphases

Labeling of prokaryotic mRNA in live cells using fluorescent in situ hybridization of transcript-annealing molecular beacons (FISH-TAMB) – Rachel Harris – bioRxiv

Microbes in the news

No guts no glory: Harvesting the microbiome of athletes

Oil-eating bacteria help sea life thrive

Tina’s (non-microbiology) picks

 Research project “To Selfie or Not to Selfie” – How Can Scientists Foster Public Trust on Instagram? 

Is there enough transparency in #peerreview? Join the debate #PeerRevWk17

August 19, 2017

Today, a short Digest but with interesting features: effects of intestinal cleanout on microbiota, changes in K vitamin derivatives in human, reviews about Streptococcus group B and effect of FMT on Clostridium difficile, and more.

Human microbiome

Multidomain analyses of a longitudinal human microbiome intestinal cleanout perturbation experiment – Julia Fukuyama – PLoS Computational Biology

Research Highlight: Gut microbiota: Gas-induced GLP1 release – David Holmes – Nature Reviews Endocrinology

Maternal obesity is associated with gut microbial metabolic potential in offspring during infancy  – Tomás Cerdó – Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry

Fecal concentrations of bacterially derived vitamin K forms are associated with gut microbiota composition but not plasma or fecal cytokine concentrations in healthy adults – J Philip Karl – The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Temporal Stability of the Healthy Human Skin Microbiome Following Dead Sea Climatotherapy – Michael Brandwein – Acta Dermato-Venereologica

Review: Intrinsic Maturational Neonatal Immune Deficiencies and Susceptibility to Group B Streptococcus Infection – Michelle L. Korira – Clinical Microbiological Reviews

Systematic review: Faecal microbiota transplantation for Clostridium difficile infection: a multicentre study of non-responders – Paul Moayyedi – Medical Journal of Australia

 

Forensic microbiome

Daily thanatomicrobiome changes in soil as an approach of postmortem interval estimation: An ecological perspective – Joe Adserias Garriga – Forensic Science International

 

Animal microbiome

Correlations of age and growth rate with microbiota composition in Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) larvae – Ly T. T. Trinh – Scientific Reports

Microbial community composition along the digestive tract in forage- and grain-fed bison – Gaddy T. Bergmann – BMC Veterinary Research

The effect of storage at ambient temperature on the feline fecal microbiota – Moran Tal – BMC Veterinary Research

Performance, biochemical and haematological responses, and relative organ weights of laying hens fed diets supplemented with prebiotic, probiotic and synbiotic  – Shirley Gee Hoon Tang – BMC Veterinary Research

Mosapride Stabilizes Intestinal Microbiota to Reduce Bacterial Translocation and Endotoxemia in CCl4-Induced Cirrhotic Rats – Hong Xu – Digestive Diseases and Sciences

Transition of the intestinal microbiota of cats with age – Hiroaki Masuoka – PLoS ONE

 

Pathogen research

Draft Genome Sequences of Two Enterobacter cloacae subsp. cloacae Strains Isolated from Australian Hematology Patients with Bacteremia – Lex E. X. Leonga – Genome Announcements

The impact of the Staphylococcus aureus virulome on infection in a developing country: a cohort study – Marthe Lebughe – Frontiers in Microbiology

 

 

Bioactive compounds

Regulative effects of curcumin spice administration on gut microbiota and its pharmacological implications – Liang Shen – Food & Nutrition Research

Identification of Secondary Metabolite Gene Clusters in the Pseudovibrio Genus Reveals Encouraging Biosynthetic Potential toward the Production of Novel Bioactive Compounds – Lynn M. Naughton – Frontiers in Microbiology

 

Other

Characterizing a thermostable Cas9 for bacterial genome editing and silencing – Ioannis Mougiakos – BioRxiv

Determination of geochemical bio-signatures in Mars-like basaltic environments – Karen Olsson-Francis – Frontiers in Microbiology

 

August 18, 2017

Human Microbiome: Gut

Worse inflammatory profile in omnivores than in vegetarians associates with the gut microbiota composition – Ana Carolina Franco-de-Moraes – Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome (BMC)

News and views: Spondyloarthropathies: Ruminococcus on the horizon in arthritic disease – Lars Vereecke & Dirk Elewaut – Nature Reviews Rheumatology

Increased human intestinal barrier permeability plasma biomarkers zonulin and FABP2 correlated with plasma LPS and altered gut microbiome in anxiety or depression – Bruce R Stevens – Gut (BMJ)

 

Human Microbiome: Respiratory tract

Strain level Streptococcus colonization patterns during the first year of life – Meredith Wright – Frontiers in Microbiology

State of the art: The airway microbiota in early cystic fibrosis lung disease – Katherine B. Frayman – Pediatric Pulmonology (Wiley)

 

Human Microbiome: Mouth

The saliva microbiome profiles are minimally affected by collection method or DNA extraction protocols – Yenkai Lim – Scientific Reports

 

Built microbiome

Bacterial diversity among four healthcare-associated institutes in Taiwan – Chang-Hua Chen – Scientific Reports

 

Animal Microbiome

Host Ecology Rather Than Host Phylogeny Drives Amphibian Skin Microbial Community Structure in the Biodiversity Hotspot of Madagascar – Molly C. Bletz – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbiota in the coelomic fluid of two common coastal starfish species and characterization of an abundant Helicobacter-related taxon – Satoshi Nakagawa – Scientific Reports

Stability in metabolic phenotypes and inferred metagenome profiles before the onset of colitis-induced inflammation – M. Glymenaki – Scientific Reports

Microbiome-mediated neutrophil recruitment via CXCR2 and protection from amebic colitis – Koji Watanabe – PLoS Pathogens

Gut microbiota of a long-distance migrant demonstrates resistance against environmental microbe incursions – Alice Risely – Molecular Ecology (Wiley)

Unraveling the Fecal Microbiota and Metagenomic Functional Capacity Associated with Feed Efficiency in Pigs – Hui Yang –  Frontiers in Microbiology

Research Highlight: Tell me who you are and I’ll tell you what you eat – Irene Vacca – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Mucus organisation is shaped by colonic content; a new view – J. B. J. Kamphuis – Scientific Reports

Effect of barley supplementation on the fecal microbiota, caecal biochemistry, and key biomarkers of obesity and inflammation in obese db/db mice – Jose F. Garcia-Mazcorro – European Journal of Nutrition

Associations Between Nutrition, Gut Microbiome, and Health in A Novel Nonhuman Primate Model – Jonathan B. Clayton – BioRxiv

Milk microbiome and bacterial load following dry cow therapy without antibiotics in dairy cows with healthy mammary gland – Erika C. R. Bonsaglia –  Scientific Reports

Space-type radiation induces multimodal responses in the mouse gut microbiome and metabolome – David Casero – Microbiome (BMC)

 

Probiotics, Prebiotics and Synbiotics

Secretome of intestinal bacilli: a natural guard against pathologies – Olga N. Ilinskaya – Frontiers in Microbiology

The Probiotic Combination of Bifidobacterium longum subsp. infantis CECT 7210 and Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis BPL6 Reduces Pathogen Loads and Improves Gut Health of Weaned Piglets Orally Challenged with Salmonella Typhimurium – Emili Barba-Vidal –  Frontiers in Microbiology

Bifidobacterium pseudocatenulatum LI09 and Bifidobacterium catenulatum LI10 attenuate D-galactosamine-induced liver injury by modifying the gut microbiota – Daiqiong Fang – Scientific Reports

Administration of two probiotic strains during early childhood does not affect the endogenous gut microbiota composition despite probiotic proliferation – Martin Frederik Laursen – BMC Microbiology

A randomized synbiotic trial to prevent sepsis among infants in rural India – Pinaki Panigrahi – Nature

 

Pathogen Research

High-Resolution Microbiome Profiling for Detection and Tracking of Salmonella enterica – Christopher J. Grim – Frontiers in Microbiology

In situ architecture, function, and evolution of a contractile injection system – Désirée Böck – Science

 

Bioactive compounds

Onion Peel Ethylacetate Fraction and Its Derived Constituent Quercetin 4`-O-Β-D Glucopyranoside Attenuates Quorum Sensing Regulated Virulence and Biofilm Formation – Hanan AlYousef – Frontiers in Microbiology

Promysalin is a salicylate-containing antimicrobial with a cell-membrane-disrupting mechanism of action on Gram-positive bacteria – Rahul D. Kaduskar – Scientific Reports

 

Bacteriophages

Selection of Functional Quorum Sensing Systems by Lysogenic Bacteriophages in Pseudomonas aeruginosa  – Miguel-Angel Saucedo-Mora – Frontiers in Microbiology

Characterization and formulation into solid dosage forms of a novel bacteriophage lytic against Klebsiella oxytoca – Teagan L. Brown – PLoS ONE

 

Soil and Environmental Microbiology

Distinct Seasonal Patterns of Bacterioplankton Abundance and Dominance of Phyla α-Proteobacteria and Cyanobacteria in Qinhuangdao Coastal Waters Off the Bohai Sea – Yaodong He – Frontiers in Microbiology

The Rhizosphere Bacterial Microbiota of Vitis vinifera cv. Pinot Noir in an Integrated Pest Management Vineyard – Giorgia Novello – Frontiers in Microbiology

Perspective: How microbes survive in the open ocean – Jonathan P. Zehr – Science

Ecophysiology of freshwater Verrucomicrobia inferred from metagenome-assembled genomes – Shaomei He – BioRxiv

Impact of litter quantity on the soil bacteria community during the decomposition of Quercus wutaishanica litter – Quanchao Zeng – PeerJ preprints

Microbial phylogeny determines transcriptional response of resistome to dynamic composting processes – Cheng Wang – Microbiome (BMC)

 

Bioinformatics and Genomics

Abundance-based reconstitution of microbial pan-genomes from whole-metagenome shotgun sequencing data – Florian Plaza Oñate – BioRxiv

Evaluation of the impact of Illumina error correction tools on de novo genome assembly – Mahdi Heydari –  BMC Bioinformatics

 

Non-microbiology picks

A pathology atlas of the human cancer transcriptome – Mathias Uhlen – Science

Increasing Symptoms in Irritable Bowel Symptoms With Ingestion of Galacto-Oligosaccharides Are Mitigated by α-Galactosidase Treatment – C J Tuck – The American Journal of Gastroenterology

Lessons from between the white lines for isolated data scientists – Benjamin S Baumer ​- PeerJ preprints

 

August 17, 2017

After two days of holidays on Microbiome Digest, today our blog is a bit longer with many papers in the part of water, soil and gut microbiome. Moreover, check new tools which can be used to deal with microbiome data (MicrobiomeDB and MetaMeta) and some interesting news about microbes in the “Microbes in the news” section. Enjoy the summer (in the lab or on the beach) while reading what is new in microbial world.

Events and jobs

Quality Control Manager, Microbiology, Technical Operations, Marlborough, Massachusetts, US

Assistant/Associate Professor – Microbiology and Immunology (Job ID #83258), Chicago, US

General microbiome

A macroecological theory of microbial biodiversity – William R. Shoemaker – Nature Ecology & Evolution

Community structure follows simple assembly rules in microbial microcosms – Jonathan Friedman – Nature Ecology & Evolution

Solagigasbacteria: Lone genomic giants among the uncultured bacterial phyla – Eric Becraft – bioRxiv

Review: Genomic exploration of the diversity, ecology, and evolution of the archaeal domain of life – Anja Spang – Science

Temperature-Dependent Alkyl Glycerol Ether Lipid Composition of Mesophilic and Thermophilic Sulfate-Reducing Bacteria – Arnauld Vinçon-Laugier – Frontiers in Microbiology

Advances in the analysis of “less-conventional” human body fluids: an overview of the ce- and hplc-ms applications in the years 2015–2017 – Monica Di Venere – Electrophoresis

Pregnancy and early life

Comparison of commercially-available preservatives for maintaining the integrity of bacterial DNA in human milk – Kimberly A.Lackey – Journal of Microbiological Methods

Effects of One-Week Empirical Antibiotic Therapy on the Early Development of Gut Microbiota and Metabolites in Preterm Infants – Danping Zhu – Scientific Reports

Multi-site human microbiome

Genomics-Based Identification of Microorganisms in Human Ocular Body Fluid –  Philipp Kirstahler – bioRxiv

Oral microbiome

Oral microbial community assembly under the influence of periodontitis – Hongju Chen – PLOS One

Subgingival Microbiome of Gingivitis in Chinese Undergraduates – Ke Deng – Chinese Journal of Dental Research

Human skin microbiome

Review: What is new in the pathophysiology of acne, an overview – B. Dréno – Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venerology

The Role of the Skin and Gut Microbiome in Psoriatic Disease – Di Yan – Current Dermatology Reports

Human vaginal microbiome

The Vaginal Microbiome and its Potential to Impact Efficacy of HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis for Women –  Jennifer Velloza – Current HIV/AIDS Reports

The urinary microbiota of men and women and its changes in women during bacterial vaginosis and antibiotic treatment – Cornelia Gottschick – Microbiome

 

Human gut microbiome

Interactions between species introduce spurious associations in microbiome studies – Rajita Menon – bioRxiv

Bacteriophages in the gastrointestinal tract and their implications – Marzanna Łusiak-Szelachowska- Gut Pathogens

Analysis of intestinal microbial communities of cerebral infarction and ischemia patients based on high throughput sequencing technology and glucose and lipid metabolism –  Wenzhen Ji – Molecular Medicine Reports

Brain-gut-microbiota axis and mental health – Timothy G. Dinan – Psychosomatic Medicine

Integrated Analysis of Biopsies from Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients Identifies SAA1 as a Link Between Mucosal Microbes with TH17 and TH22 Cells – Mei San Tang – Inflamatory Bowel Diseases

Gut microbiome response to short-term dietary interventions in reactive hypoglycemia subjects – Sara Quercia –  Diabetes Metabolism Research and Reviews

The Impact of Western Diet and Nutrients on the Microbiota and Immune Response at Mucosal Interfaces – Donjete Statovci –  Frontiers in Immunology

Comparative gut microbiota and resistome profiling of intensive care patients receiving selective digestive tract decontamination and healthy subjects – Elena Buelow – Microbiome

Future prospect of faecal microbiota transplantation as a potential therapy in asthma – Y Kang  – Allergologia et Immunopathologia

Evidence of the Immune Relevance of Prevotella copri, a Gut Microbe, in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis – Annalisa Pianta – Arthritis & Rheumatology

Bacteriophages in the gastrointestinal tract and their implications – Marzanna Łusiak-Szelachowska – Gut Pathogens

The impact of age and gut microbiota on Th17 and Tfh cells in K/BxN autoimmune arthritis – Fei Teng – Arthritis Research & Therapy

Amoxapine Demonstrates Incomplete Inhibition of β-Glucuronidase Activity from Human Gut Microbiota – Wei Yang –  SLAS Discovery

Animal experiments 

Role of intestinal microbiome in American ginseng-mediated colon cancer protection in high fat diet-fed AOM/DSS mice –  C.-Z. Wang –  Clinical and Translational Oncology

The influence of the gut microbiota composition on Campylobacter jejuni colonization in chickens – Zifeng Han – Infection and Immunity

Animal microbiome 

Microbiota of little penguins and short-tailed shearwaters during development – Meagan L. Dewar – PLOS One

Transition of the intestinal microbiota of cats with age – Hiroaki Masuoka – PLOS One

Brief Communication: Climate warming reduces gut microbiota diversity in a vertebrate ectotherm – Elvire Bestion – Nature Ecology & Evolution

Patterns of seasonality and group membership characterize the gut microbiota in a longitudinal study of wild Verreaux’s sifakas (Propithecus verreauxi) – Andrea Springer – Ecology and Evolution

Comparison of the microbial population in rabbits and guinea pigs by next generation sequencing – Edward J. Crowley – PLOS One

Effects of contaminants of emerging concern on Megaselia scalaris (Lowe, Diptera: Phoridae) and its microbial community – Marcus J. Pennington – Scientific Reports

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Influence of heavy metals on rhizosphere microbial communities of Siam weed (Chromolaena odorata (L.)) using a 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing approach – Thanyaporn Ruangdech – Agriculture and Natural Resources

Soil microbial community composition is correlated to soil carbon processing along a boreal wetland formation gradient – Eric J. Chapman – European Journal of Soil Biology

Bacteria from the rhizosphere and tissues of As-hyperaccumulator Pteris vittata and their role in arsenic transformation – Yong-HeHan – Chemosphere

Soil Characteristics Overwhelm Cultivar Effects on the Structure and Assembly of Root-Associated Microbiomes of Modern Maize – LinChen – Pedosphere

Comparative Transcriptomics of Bacillus mycoides Strains in Response to Potato-Root Exudates Reveals Different Genetic Adaptation of Endophytic and Soil Isolates – Yanglei Yi – Frontiers in Microbiology

Soil features in rookeries of Antarctic penguins reveal sea to land biotransport of chemical pollutants – Anna C. Santamans – PLOS One

Shifts in coastal sediment oxygenation cause pronounced changes in microbial community composition and associated metabolism – Elias Broman – Microbiome

Effects of Short-Term Set-Aside Management Practices on Soil Microorganism and Enzyme Activity in China – Guangyu Li – International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

Microbial volatile compounds alter the soil microbial community – Jun Yuan –  Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Metagenomes from deep Baltic Sea sediments reveal how past and present environmental conditions determine microbial community composition – Ian P.G. Marshall – Marine Genomics

A More Comprehensive Community of Ammonia-Oxidizing Archaea (AOA) Revealed by Genomic DNA and RNA Analyses of amoA Gene in Subtropical Acidic Forest Soils – Ruo-Nan Wu – Microbial Ecology

Biophysical processes supporting the diversity of microbial life in soil – Robin Tecon – FEMS Microbiology Reviews

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Effect of short-term, diel changes in environmental conditions on active microbial communities in a salt marsh pond – Patrick J. Kearns – Aquatic Microbial Ecology

Linking Phylogenetic Identity and Biogeochemical Function of Uncultivated Marine Microbes with Novel Mass Spectrometry Techniques –  Samuel Bryson – Thesis, Oregon State University

Effects of alkali types on waste activated sludge (WAS) fermentation and microbial communities – Xiaoling Li – Chemosphere

Cyanobacterial Allelochemicals But Not Cyanobacterial Cells Markedly Reduce Microbial Community Diversity – Filipa Dias – Frontiers in Microbiology

Marinobacter aquaticus sp. nov., a moderately halophilic bacterium from a solar saltern –  María José León –  International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary

Exploring the microbial diversity in Jordanian hot springs by comparative metagenomic analysis – Emad I. Hussein – Microbiology Open

Development of the first gene expression system for Salinicoccus strains with potential application in bioremediation of hypersaline wastewaters – Dahe Zhao – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Bacterial biomes and potential human pathogens in irrigation water and leafy greens from different production systems described using pyrosequencing – M Jongman – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Report: Metabolic Flexibility Underpins Growth Capabilities of the Fastest Growing Alga – Haim Treves – Current Biology

The effects of morphology and neighbouring seaweeds on macroalgal microbiota – Thesis, The University of British Columbia

Relationships between and formation dynamics of the microbiota of consumers, producers, and the environment in an abalone aquatic system – Jing-Zhe Jiang – PLOS One

Vertical gradients in species richness and community composition across the twilight zone in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre – Stephanie A. Sommer – Molecular Ecology

Metagenomic Insights into The Diversity and Functions of Microbial Assemblages in Tasik Kenyir Ecosystem – Mohd Ezhar Mohd Noor –  bioRxiv

The organizing effects of elevated CO2 on competition among estuarine primary producers – Craig S. Young – Scientific Reports

Microbial Community Structure and the Persistence of Cyanobacterial Populations in Salt Crusts of the Hyperarid Atacama Desert from Genome-Resolved Metagenomics – Kari M. Finstad – Frontiers in Microbiology

Draft Genome Sequence of Thiohalobacter thiocyanaticus Strain FOKN1, a Neutrophilic Halophile Capable of Thiocyanate Degradation – Mamoru Oshiki – Genome Announcements

Environmental drivers of a microbial genomic transition zone in the ocean’s interior – Daniel R. Mende – Nature Microbiology

Early photosynthetic eukaryotes inhabited low-salinity habitats – Patricia Sánchez-Baracaldo – PNAS

Microbial dynamics in petroleum oilfields and their relationship with physiological properties of petroleum oil reservoirs – Sunita J.Varjani – Bioresource Technology

Probiotics / prebiotics

Label-free quantitative proteomic analysis of Lactobacillus fermentum NCDC 400 during bile salt exposure – Gurjeet Kaur – Journal of Proteomics

Timely Use of Probiotics in Hospitalized Adults Prevents Clostridium difficile Infection: A Systematic Review With Meta-Regression Analysis – Nicole T. Shen – Gastroenterology

Phages and viruses

Phage in urban wastewater have the potential to disseminate antibiotic resistance – Gayathri Upeksha Gunathilaka – International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents

Bioinformatics

MicrobiomeDB: a systems biology platform for integrating, mining and analyzing microbiome experiments – Francislon Silva de Oliveira – bioRxiv

MetaMeta: integrating metagenome analysis tools to improve taxonomic profiling – Vitor C. Piro – Microbiome

A bioarchitectonic approach to the modular engineering of metabolism – Cheryl A. Kerfeld – Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B

Techniques

Schrödinger’s microbes: Tools for distinguishing the living from the dead in microbial ecosystems – Joanne B. Emerson – Microbiome

A Note: A simple methodology to collect culturable bacteria from feces of Anopheles darlingi (Diptera: Culicidae) – Andrelisse Arruda – Journal of Microbiological Methods

Biotechnology

Predicting Microbial Fuel Cell Biofilm Communities and Bioreactor Performance using Artificial Neural Networks – Keaton Larson – Environmental Science & Technology

Microbial communities as biosensors for monitoring urban environments – Fangqiong Ling – Microbial Biotechnology

Perspectives for microbial community composition in anaerobic digestion: from abundance and activity to connectivity – Jo De Vrieze – Environmental Microbiology

Review: Purification and reuse of non-point source wastewater via Myriophyllum-based integrative biotechnology: A review – Liu F – Bioresource Technology

Improvements in algal lipid production: a systems biology and gene editing approach –  Avik Banerjee – Critical Reviews in Biotechnology

Microbes in the news 

Scientists Make Food From Bacteria, Water, Electricity, and a Whole Lot of Patience

Are you lonesome tonight? Why we, like Elvis, turn to food for comfort

Scientists See Bacteria Responding Electrically to Physical Stimuli for the First Time

Killing bacteria by hacking plastics with silver and electricity

Human Gut Microbes May Help Suppress MS, New Research Suggests 

Unexpected Microbial Life in Glacial Clay Could Offer Antibiotic Solutions

 

 

 

August 14, 2017

A burst of articles for your Monday digest. Quite a few highlights emerge from this Digest. There can be racial disparity in gastrointestinal cancer risk. The stress we experience now might influence our children’s aging in the future. And you might want to think twice about choosing between 16S and metagenomic sequencing, depending on the type of samples you have.

Jobs

Research Technician – Molecular Biology and Microbiology Department – Tufts University

General microbiology

*Letter: Pilot study to determine whether microbial contamination levels in hospital washrooms are associated with hand-drying method – M.H. Wilcox et al. – Journal of Hospital Infection

History matters: heterotrophic microbial community structure and function adapt to multiple stressors – Alexander Feckler et al. – Global Change Biology

Pregnancy and early life

Impact of intrapartum antimicrobial prophylaxis upon the intestinal microbiota and the prevalence of antibiotic resistance genes in vaginally delivered full-term neonates – Alicja Nogacka et al. – Microbiome

Pregnancy-induced changes in metabolome and proteome in ovine uterine flushings – Jared J. Romero – Biology of Reproduction

Evolution of newborns urinary metabolomic profiles according to age and growth – Aurélien Scalabre et al. – Journal of Proteome Research

Human oral microbiome

Effect of fermented milk containing Lactobacillus rhamnosus SD11 on oral microbiota of healthy volunteers: A randomized clinical trial – P. Rungsri et al. – Journal of Dairy Science

Human lung microbiome

Microbiome in lung explants of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: a case-control study in patients with end-stage fibrosis – Kitsios GD – Thorax

Human gut microbiome

**Racial Disparity in Gastrointestinal Cancer Risk – Hassan Ashktorab et al. – Gastroenterology

Master Thesis: A study of the effects of diet on human gut microbial community structure and mercury metabolism – Ria Saha – University of Ottawa

*Investigation into the stability and culturability of Chinese enterotypes – Yeshi Yin
et al. – Scientific Reports

Bangladesh Environmental Enteric Dysfunction (BEED) study: protocol for a community-based intervention study to validate non-invasive biomarkers of environmental enteric dysfunction – Mahfuz M – BMJ Open

Metabolomics

“Omics” in Human Colostrum and Mature Milk: Looking to Old Data with New Eyes – Flaminia Bardanzellu et al. – Nutrients

Animal experiments

Stability and efficacy of frozen and lyophilized fecal microbiota transplant (FMT) product in a mouse model of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) – Zhi-Dong Jiang et al. – Anaerobe

Rat: The activity of Hou-Po-Da-Huang-Tang is improved through intestinal bacterial metabolism and Hou-Po-Da-Huang-Tang selectively stimulate the growth of intestinal bacteria associated with health – Xing-Yan Liu et al. – Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy

Mouse: Navy and black bean supplementation primes the colonic mucosal microenvironment to improve gut health – Jennifer M. Monk et al. – The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry

Mouse: Human Gut-Derived Commensal Bacteria Suppress CNS Inflammatory and Demyelinating Disease – Ashutosh Mangalam et al. – Cell Reports

Mouse: Nlrp6- and ASC-Dependent Inflammasomes Do Not Shape the Commensal Gut Microbiota Composition – Michail Mamantopoulos et al. – Immunity

Fluoride Depletes Acidogenic Taxa in Oral but Not Gut Microbial Communities in Mice – Koji Yasuda et al. – mSystems

The In-Feed Antibiotic Carbadox Induces Phage Gene Transcription in the Swine Gut Microbiome – Timothy A. Johnson et al. – mBio

Animal microbiome

*The Effects of Captivity on the Mammalian Gut Microbiome – Valerie J. McKenzie et al. – Integrative and Comparative Biology

Gene and transcript abundances of bacterial type III secretion systems from the rumen microbiome are correlated with methane yield in sheep – Janine Kamke et al. – BMC Research Notes

High diversity and unique composition of gut microbiomes in pygmy (Kogia breviceps) and dwarf (K. sima) sperm whales – Patrick M. Erwin et al. – Scientific Reports

Virome comparisons in wild-diseased and healthy captive giant pandas – Wen Zhang and Shixing Yang et al. – Microbiome

Gut microbiomes of free-ranging and captive Namibian cheetahs: diversity, putative functions, and occurrence of potential pathogens – Wasim uddin et al. – Molecular Ecology

Plant, root and soil microbiome

Ecological and functional effects of fungal endophytes on wood decomposition – Lauren C. Cline et al. – Functional Ecology

Spatial Distribution Patterns of Root-Associated Bacterial Communities Mediated by Root Exudates in Different Aged Ratooning Tea Monoculture Systems – Yasir Arafat et al. – International Journal of Molecular Sciences

Book chapter: The Rhizosphere and Plant Nutrition Under Climate Change – Tarek Alshaal et al. – Essential Plant Nutrients

Fungal Diversity in Tomato Rhizosphere Soil under Conventional and Desert Farming Systems – Elham A. Kazerooni et al. – Frontiers in Microbiology

Banana Fusarium Wilt Disease Incidence Is Influenced by Shifts of Soil Microbial Communities Under Different Monoculture Spans – Zongzhuan Shen et al. – Microbial Ecology

*Characterisation and risk assessment of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in soils and plants around e-waste dismantling sites in southern China – Yujie Wang et al. – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Water and extremophile microbiome

**Large-scale differences in microbial biodiversity discovery between 16S amplicon and shotgun sequencing – Michael Tessler et al. – Scientific Reports

Interplay of hydrology, community ecology and pollutant attenuation in the hyporheic zone – Ignacio Peralta-Maraver et al. – Science of The Total Environment

Responses of coral-associated bacterial communities to local and global stressors – Jamie McDevitt-Irwin et al. – Frontiers in Marine Science

Built environment microbiome

Variability of indoor fungal microbiome of green and non-green low-income homes in Cincinnati, Ohio – Kanistha Coombs et al. – Science of The Total Environment

Food microbiome

Bacterial diversity of the Colombian fermented milk “Suero Costeño” assessed by culturing and high-throughput sequencing and DGGE analysis of 16S rRNA gene amplicons – Karina Edith Motato – Food Microbiology

Bioinformatics

*Metagenomic assembly through the lens of validation: recent advances in assessing and improving the quality of genomes assembled from metagenomes – Nathan D. Olson et al. – Briefings in Bioinformatics

Big data management challenges in health research—a literature review – Xiaoming Wang et al. – Briefings in Bioinformatics

Microbes in the news

*FDA: Don’t use these liquid drug or dietary supplement products for infants – Sara Nealeigh – Bradenton Herald

Core bacteria in the gut of horses showed some stability over time in study – HorseTalk

Are Doctors Wrong About Finishing Your Antibiotics? – Paul A. Offit – Daily Beast

*Bacteria at the beach: High levels found at nearly a dozen locations in past two weeks – Sarah Reese – NWI Times

Microbes on the market

OptiBiotix Health PLC (OPTI) Rating Reiterated by FinnCap – Anthony Sawyer – Week Herald

Non-microbiology picks

**Review: Transgenerational Effects of Early Environmental Insults on Aging and Disease Incidence – Mirela Ambeskovic et al. – Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews

Air-quality implications of widespread adoption of cool roofs on ozone and particulate matter in southern California – Scott A. Epstein et al. – PNAS

August 13, 2017

Read about commensal fungi, the “nemabiome,” and a follow-up NYT article on the common topic of dirty sponges.

General microbiome

Commensal Fungi in Health and Disease – Jose J. Limon, Cell Host & Microbe

Circadian Coordination of Antimicrobial Responses – Paola Tognini, Cell Host & Microbe

Mechanisms and Regulation of Extracellular DNA Release and Its Biological Roles in Microbial Communities – Alejandra L. Ibáñez de Aldecoa, Frontiers in Microbiology

Pregnancy and early life

Culture independent assessment of human milk microbial community in lactational mastitis – Shriram H. Patel, Scientific Reports

Human gut microbiome

The Gut Microbiota, Food Science, and Human Nutrition: A Timely Marriage – Michael J. Barratt, Cell Host & Microbe

Inflammation, Antibiotics, and Diet as Environmental Stressors of the Gut Microbiome in Pediatric Crohn’s Disease – James D. Lewis, Cell Host & Microbe

Gut microbial profile in primary biliary cholangitis: Towards bioindicators – Sara Lemoinne, Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology

Human oral microbiome

Microbes and Host Response: A relationship in health and disease – Alpdogan Kantarci, Oral Diseases

Human nearly-sterile sites

Profiling the Urinary Microbiome in Men with Positive versus Negative Biopsies for Prostate Cancer – Eva Shrestha, The Journal of Urology

Animal experiments

Beef, Chicken, and Soy Proteins in Diets Induce Different Gut Microbiota and Metabolites in Rats – Zhu Y, Frontiers in Microbiology

Commentary: Dietary Polyphenols Promote Growth of the Gut Bacterium Akkermansia muciniphila and Attenuate High-Fat Diet-Induced Metabolic Syndrome – Blessing O. Anonye, Frontiers in Immunology

Network analysis of gut microbiota literature: an overview of the research landscape in non-human animal studies – Emily L Pascoe, ISME

Animal microbiome

The use of nemabiome metabarcoding to explore gastro-intestinal nematode species diversity and anthelmintic treatment effectiveness in beef calves – Russell W. Avramenko, International Journal for Parasitology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Effects of microcystins contamination on soil enzyme activities and microbial community in two typical lakeside soils – Qing Cao, Environmental Pollution

Compatible Rhizosphere-Competent Microbial Consortium Adds Value to the Nutritional Quality in Edible Parts of Chickpea – Sudheer K. Yadav, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Isolation and Characterization of a Phosphorus-Solubilizing Bacterium from Rhizosphere Soils and Its Colonization of Chinese Cabbage (Brassica campestris ssp. chinensis) – Zhen Wang, Frontiers in Microbiology

Establishing Causality: Opportunities of Synthetic Communities for Plant Microbiome Research – Julia A. Vorholt, Cell Host & Microbe

Pearl Millet Genetic Traits Shape Rhizobacterial Diversity and Modulate Rhizosphere Aggregation – Papa M. S. Ndour, Frontiers in Plant Science

Water and extremophile microbiome

Phylogenetically conserved resource partitioning in the coastal microbial loop – Samuel Bryson, ISME

Probiotics/Prebiotics

Characterization of the Culturable Subpopulations of Lactobacillus in the Chicken Intestinal Tract as a Resource for Probiotic Development – Bishnu Adhikari, Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbes in the news

We Need to Talk Some More About Your Dirty Sponges – Joanna Klein, New York Times

University of California at San Francisco Recruiting MS Patients for Gut Bacteria Study – Carolina Henriques, Multiple Sclerosis News Today

This paper battery is powered by bacteria in your spit – Jeremy Deaton, Popular Science