November 20, 2018

Here’s your Digest before the US Thanksgiving holiday with a burst of human gut microbiome/animal experiment papers. Science publishes a special edition on diet and health, how do human gut microbes fare against mouse gut commensals, and watch out for the water used in your microbiome studies!

Jobs

Open Rank Tenure Track Faculty Position – Baylor College of Medicine

General microbiology

Preprint: Natural strain diversity reveals novel biofilm regulation in squid-colonizing Vibrio fischeri – Ella R. Rotman et al. – bioRxiv

Preprint: Genotyping of Salmonella spp. on the basis of CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) – Calvin Jiksing et al. – bioRxiv

Pregnancy and early life

Iron-containing micronutrient powders modify the effect of oral antibiotics on the infant gut microbiome and increase post-antibiotic diarrhoea risk: a controlled study in Kenya – Daniela Paganini et al. – Gut

Human skin microbiome

Review: The epithelial immune microenvironment (EIME) in atopic dermatitis and psoriasis – Teruki Dainichi et al. – Nature Immunology

Human oral microbiome

The Effect of Influenza Virus on the Human Oropharyngeal Microbiome – Elisa Ramos-Sevillano et al. – Clinical Infectious Diseases

Human vaginal microbiome

Review: Ecological dynamics of the vaginal microbiome in relation to health and disease – Shirley Greenbaum et al. – American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Human gut microbiome

Preprint: Acquired interbacterial defense systems protect against interspecies antagonism in the human gut microbiome – Benjamin D. Ross et al. – bioRxiv

Review: Calorie restriction and its impact on gut microbial composition and global metabolism – Xiaojiao Zheng et al. – Frontiers of Medicine

Fecal microbiota transplantation with frozen capsules for a patient with refractory acute gut graft-versus-host disease – Satoshi Kaito et al. – Blood Advances

Review: Salts and energy balance: A special role for dietary salts in metabolic syndrome
Christopher W.Brey et al. – Clinical Nutrition

IL23R-protective coding variant promotes beneficial bacteria and diversity in the ileal microbiome in healthy individuals without inflammatory bowel disease – Martha Zakrzewski et al. – Journal of Crohn’s and Colitis

In vitro: A four-strain probiotic exerts positive immunomodulatory effects by enhancing colonic butyrate production in vitro – Frédéric Moens et al. – International Journal of Pharmaceutics

Review: Obesity and Cancer Risk: Emerging biological mechanisms and perspectives – Konstantinos I. Avgerinos et al. – Metabolism

Review: Endocrine regulation of gut function – a role for glucagon-like peptide-1 in the pathophysiology of irritable bowel syndrome – Dervla O’Malley – Experimental Physiology

The Human Metabolism of Nuts Proanthocyanidins Does not Reveal Urinary Metabolites Consistent with Distinctive Gut Microbiota Metabotypes – Adrián Cortés‐Martín et al. – Molecular Nutrition & Food Research

Review: The role of dietary factors in inflammatory bowel diseases: new perspectives – Yi Quan Zhou et al. – Journal of Digestive Diseases

Review: Interaction of gut microbiota with dysregulation of bile acids in the pathogenesis of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and potential therapeutic implications of probiotics – Jiezhong Chen et al. – Journal of Cellular Biochemistry

Review: Cross-Talk Between Gluten, Intestinal Microbiota and Intestinal Mucosa in Celiac Disease: Recent Advances and Basis of Autoimmunity – Atul Munish Chander et al. – Frontiers in Microbiology

Review: Control and dysregulation of redox signalling in the gastrointestinal tract – Eric L. Campbell & Sean P. Colgan – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology

** Review: The gut microbiota at the intersection of diet and human health – Christopher L. Gentile & Tiffany L. Weir – Science

Review: Gut Microbiota and Their Neuroinflammatory Implications in Alzheimer’s Disease – Vo Van Giau et al. – Nutrients

Review: Gut microbiota in diabetes and HIV: Inflammation is the link – Vicente Estrada & Noemi Gonzalez – EBioMedicine

Human gut-microbiome-brain axis

Can the gut be the missing piece in uncovering PD pathogenesis? – Guillaume Chapelet et al. – Parkinsonism & Related Disorders

Human multi-site microbiome

Characterization of human breast tissue microbiota from core needle biopsies through the analysis of multi hypervariable 16S-rRNA gene regions – Lara Costantini et al. – Scientific Reports

Review: Estimating the postmortem interval using microbes: Knowledge gaps and a path to technology adoption – Jessica L.Metcalf – Forensic Science International: Genetics

Boston Type I Keratoprosthesis: Antibacterial Resistance and Microbiota Evaluation of Soft Contact Lenses – Emilio A.Torres-Netto et al. – American Journal of Ophthalmology

Food microbiome

Combined effects of thymol, carvacrol and packaging on the shelf-life of marinated chicken – Layal Karam et al. – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Effect of post-harvest interventions on surficial carrot bacterial community dynamics, pathogen survival, and antibiotic resistance – Vaishali Dharmarha et al. – International Journal of Food Microbiology

The potential use of probiotic and beneficial bacteria in the Brazilian dairy industry – Monique Colombo et al. – Journal of Dairy Research

Animal experiments

In vitro: Environmental pollutant-mediated disruption of gut microbial metabolism of the prebiotic inulin – Jessie Hoffman et al. – Anaerobe

Assessment of the adverse impacts of aflatoxin B1 on gut-microbiota dependent metabolism in F344 rats – Jun Zhou et al. – Chemosphere

Dietary Tomato Powder Inhibits High-Fat Diet-Promoted Hepatocellular Carcinoma with Alteration of Gut Microbiota in Mice Lacking Carotenoid Cleavage Enzymes – Hui Xia et al. – Cancer Prevention Research

Chronic intermittent hypoxia disrupts cardiorespiratory homeostasis and gut microbiota composition in adult male guinea-pigs – Eric F.Lucking et al. – EBioMedicine

Microbiota-Derived Lactate Activates Production of Reactive Oxygen Species by the Intestinal NADPH Oxidase Nox and Shortens Drosophila Lifespan – Igor Iatsenko et al. – Immunity

A polysaccharide extracted from Astragalus membranaceus residue improves cognitive dysfunction by altering gut microbiota in diabetic mice – Yameng Liu et al. – Carbohydrate Polymers

Mouse: Role of Bile Acids and GLP-1 in Mediating the Metabolic Improvements of Bariatric Surgery – Vance L. Albaugh et al. – Gastroenterology

Evaluation of Sialyllactose Supplementation of a Prebiotic-Containing Formula on Growth, Intestinal Development, and Bacterial Colonization in the Neonatal Piglet – Marcia H Monaco et al. – Current Developments in Nutrition

Mouse: The Probiotic Effectiveness in Preventing Experimental Colitis Is Correlated With Host Gut Microbiota – Sharmila Suwal et al. – Frontiers in Microbiology

Soy-Induced Fecal Metabolome Changes in Ovariectomized and Intact Female Rats: Relationship with Cardiometabolic Health – Victoria J. Vieira-Potter et al. – Scientific Reports

** Selective colonization ability of human fecal microbes in different mouse gut environments – Wei Zhou et al. – The ISME Journal

Rat: Potential Involvement of Peripheral Leptin/STAT3 Signaling in the Effects of Resveratrol and Its Metabolites on Reducing Body Fat Accumulation – Andrea Ardid-Ruiz et al. – Nutrients

Bacteria engineered to produce IL-22 in intestine induce expression of REG3G to reduce ethanol-induced liver disease in mice – Tim Hendrikx et al. – Gut

Effects of polystyrene microplastics on the composition of the microbiome and metabolism in larval zebrafish – Zhiqin Wan et al. – Chemosphere

Animal microbiome

The microbiome of Escherichia coli and culture-negative nonsevere clinical mastitis: Characterization and associations with linear score and milk production – A.K. Vasquez et al. – Journal of Dairy Science

Plant, root and soil microbiome

Community diversity and potential functions of rhizosphere-associated bacteria of nickel hyperaccumulators found in Albania – Séverine Lopez et al. – Science of The Total Environment

Allorhizocola rhizosphaerae gen. nov., sp. nov., a new member of Micromonosporaceae isolated from rhizosphere soil of the plant Calligonum mongolicum – Ye Sun et al. – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Linking bacterial community composition to soil salinity along environmental gradients – Kristin M. Rath et al. – The ISME Journal

Soil microbial community composition closely associates with specific enzyme activities and soil carbon chemistry in a long-term nitrogen fertilized grassland – Yue Li et al. – Science of The Total Environment

Water and extremophile microbiome

Periodic and spatial spreading of alkanes and Alcanivorax bacteria in deep waters of the Mariana Trench – Wen-Li Li et al. – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Distinct bacterial and archaeal diversities and spatial distributions in surface sediments of the Arctic Ocean – Yuguang Wang et al. – FEMS Microbiology Letters

Microbial subnetworks related to short-term diel O2 fluxes within geochemically distinct freshwater wetlands – Dean J Horton et al. – FEMS Microbiology Letters

Adaptive shifts of bacterioplankton communities in response to nitrogen enrichment in a highly polluted river – Yuzhan Yang et al. – FEMS Microbiology Letters

Pressure and temperature effects on deep-sea hydrocarbon-degrading microbial communities in subarctic sediments – Luis J. Perez Calderon et al. – MicrobiologyOpen

Phages and viruses

Preprint: Complete genome of a Measles virus from Roraima state, Brazil – Catia Meneses et al. – bioRxiv

Safety Studies of Pneumococcal Endolysins Cpl-1 and Pal – Marek Harhala et al. – Viruses

Technology

Preprint: Controlling complex microbial communities: a network-based approach – Marco Tulio Angulo et al. – bioRxiv

** H2Oh No! The importance of reporting your water source in your in vivo microbiome studies – Jacqueline A. Barnett & Deanna L. Gibson – Gut Microbes

Bioinformatics

Taxonomic classification for microbiome analysis, which correlates well with the metabolite milieu of the gut – Yoshihisa Wakita et al. – BMC Microbiology

Non-microbiology picks

Preprint: Benchmarking university medical centres for responsible metrics. A cross sectional study on timely results dissemination across 36 German centres – Susanne Wieschowski et al. – bioRxiv

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November 19, 2018

Today’s digest features shallow shotgun sequencing as a useful alternative to 16S sequencing, soil metaproteomics, virus genomes from deep sea sediments, and more. And there’s an important news: the MicroMundo has been launched in Portugal! Happy reading!

Events and jobs

Open Rank Faculty Position in Microbiome or Microbial Systems Research, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX

Physalia courses: 16S/ITS Metabarcoding of microbial communities (Berlin, 1-5 April 2019) Instructors: Anna Sandionigi, Antti Karkman, Bruno Fosso

Physalia courses: Metagenomics (Berlin, 27-31 May 2019) Instructors: Dr. Curtis Huttenhower, Melanie Schirmer, Cesar Arze

Gut microbiome

Metagenomics-Based, Strain-Level Analysis of Escherichia coli From a Time-Series of Microbiome Samples From a Crohn’s Disease Patient – Xin Fang – Front. Microbio.

Preprint: Microbial Dysbiosis and polyamine metabolism as predictive markers for early detection during progression of pancreatic adenocarcinoma in spontaneous mouse model – Roberto Mendez – bioRxiv

Oral microbiome

Preprint: Tobacco exposure associated with oral microbiota oxygen utilization in the New York City Health and Nutrition Examination Study – Francesco Beghini – bioRxiv

Preprint: Sociodemographic patterning in the oral microbiome of a diverse sample of New Yorkers – Audrey Renson – bioRxiv

Soil microbiome

*Review: Using proteins to study how microbes contribute to soil ecosystem services: The current state and future perspectives of soil metaproteomics – Robert Starke – Journal of Proteomics

Phages and viruses

Degenerate PCR Primers to Reveal the Diversity of Giant Viruses in Coastal Waters  – Yanze Li – Viruses

*Preprint: Virus genomes from deep sea sediments expand the ocean megavirome and support independent origins of viral gigantism – Disa Backstrom – bioRxiv

Bioinformatics

*Evaluating the Information Content of Shallow Shotgun Metagenomics – Benjamin Hillmann – MySystems

A novel method to accurately calculate statistical significance of local similarity analysis for high-throughput time series – Fang Zhang – Stat Appl Genet Mol Biol.

KrakenUniq: confident and fast metagenomics classification using unique k-mer counts – Breitwieser Florian – Genome Biol.

MetaMap: an atlas of metatranscriptomic reads in human disease-related RNA-seq data –Simon Lucas – Gigascience

Svetlana’s microbiology pick

* Last week was World Antibiotic Awareness Week and the MicroMundo project has been launched in Portugal:
Initially created in the USA (2012) as Small World Initiative, the MicroMundo is an innovative Citizen Science project where professors and researchers from the University of Porto encourage students to pursue career in science while addressing a worldwide health threat – antibiotic resistance.

November 18, 2018

Do your eyes have microbiomes? How does heavy rain influence the Atacama desert microbiome?  Welcome to the microbiome digest. This weekends articles also include the latest research on space-station microbes, the influence of protists on the rhizosphere, techniques in metabolome/microbiome research and more! Enjoy!

General microbiome

Identifying and Predicting Novelty in Microbiome Studies – Xiaoquan Su – mBio

Pregnancy and early life

Impacts of diet and exercise on maternal gut microbiota are transferred to offspring – Shyam Prakaash Bhagavata Srinivasan – Frontiers in Endocrinology

Multi-site human microbiome

Biogeography of the human ocular microbiota – JeromeOzkan – The Ocular Surface

Review: The Human Microbiota and Asthma – Aaron Ver Heul – Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology

Human gut microbiome

Gastroduodenal “Dysbiosis”: a New Clinical Entity – Ayesha Shah – Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology

Animal experiments

Preprint: Colonization of the tsetse fly midgut with commensal Enterobacter inhibits trypanosome infection establishment – Brian L Weiss – bioRiv

Animal microbiome

Association of bovine major histocompatibility complex (BoLA) gene polymorphism with colostrum and milk microbiota of dairy cows during the first week of lactation – Hooman Derakhshani – Microbiome

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Protists: Puppet Masters of the Rhizosphere Microbiome – ZhileiGao – Trends in Plant Science

Characterization of microbes and denitrifiers attached to two species of floating plants in the wetlands of Lake Taihu – Bing Han – PLOS ONE

Environmental and spatial variables determine the taxonomic but not functional structure patterns of microbial communities in alpine grasslands – Xiao-BoWang – Science of The Total Environment

With or without trees: Resistance and resilience of soil microbial communities to drought and heat stress in a Mediterranean agroforestry system – EstherGuillot – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Response of microbial communities and enzyme activities to amendments in saline-alkaline soils – ShaohuaShi – Applied Soil Ecology

The effect of moisture on soil microbial properties and nitrogen cyclers in Mediterranean sweet orange orchards under organic and inorganic fertilization – AliciaMorugán-Coronado – Science of The Total Environment

Water and extremophile microbiome

Succession and persistence of microbial communities and antimicrobial resistance genes associated with International Space Station environmental surfaces – Nitin Kumar Singh – Microbiome

Unprecedented rains decimate surface microbial communities in the hyperarid core of the Atacama Desert – A. Azua-Bustos – Scientific Reports

Exposure to tetracycline perturbs the microbiome of soil oligochaete Enchytraeus crypticus – JunMa – Science of The Total Environment

Preprint: Filamentation of Vibrio cholerae is an adaptation for surface attachment and biofilm architecture – Benjamin R Wucher – bioRxiv

Designing an in situ remediation strategy for polluted surface water bodies through the specific regulation of microbial community – Boran Wu – Frontiers of Environmental Science & Engineering

Food microbiology

Microbiome of drinking water: A full-scale spatio-temporal study to monitor water quality in the Paris distribution system – YoannPerrin – Water Research

Techniques

Mass Spectrometry-Based Microbial Metabolomics: Techniques, Analysis, and Applications – Edward E. K. Baidoo – Microbial Metabolomics

High-Throughput Solid-Phase Microextraction–Liquid Chromatography–Mass Spectrometry for Microbial Untargeted Metabolomics – Fatemeh Mousavi – Microbial Metabolomics

November 16, 2018

Happy Friday! Today’s digest includes the effects of chewing gum on the oral microbiome, the gill microbiome of mangrove shipworms, and the rumen microbiome of dairy cows. Enjoy!

Human oral microbiome

Effects of xylitol-containing chewing gum on the oral microbiota – Takeuchi – Journal of Oral Science

Human gut microbiome

Gut microbiome transition across a lifestyle gradient in Himalaya – Jha – PLoS Biology

Fecal chromogranins and secretogranins are linked to the fecal and mucosal intestinal bacterial composition of IBS patients and healthy subjects – Sundin – Scientific Reports

Animal experiments

Specific Members of the Gut Microbiota are Reliable Biomarkers of Irradiation Intensity and Lethality in Large Animal Models of Human Health – Carbonero – Radiation Research

Gut microbiota development in mice is affected by hydrogen peroxide produced from amino acid metabolism during lactation – Shigeno – FASEB Journal

Commensal bacteria contribute to insulin resistance in aging by activating innate B1a cells – Bodogai – Science Translational Medicine

Estrogen-mediated gut microbiome alterations influence sexual dimorphism in metabolic syndrome in mice – Kaliannan – Microbiome

Effects of Intraoperative Vagal Nerve Stimulation on the Gastrointestinal Microbiome in a Mouse Model of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis – Haney – Comparative Medicine

Animal microbiome

Assessing the Microbiota of Black Soldier Fly Larvae (Hermetia illucens) Reared on Organic Waste Streams on Four Different Locations at Laboratory and Large Scale – Wynants – Microbial Ecology

The gill-associated microbiome is the main source of wood plant polysaccharide hydrolases and secondary metabolite gene clusters in the mangrove shipworm Neoteredo reynei – Brito – PLoS One

Illumina sequencing analysis of the ruminal microbiota in high-yield and low-yield lactating dairy cows – Tong – PLoS One

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Rootstocks shape the rhizobiome: Rhizosphere and endosphere bacterial communities in the grafted tomato system – Poudel – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Aquatic ecotoxicity of an antidepressant, sertraline hydrochloride, on microbial communities – Yang – Science of The Total Environment

Probing the ecological and evolutionary history of a thermophilic cyanobacterial population via statistical properties of its microdiversity – Rosen – PLoS One

Built environment

Activated sludge bacterial communities of typical wastewater treatment plants: distinct genera identification and metabolic potential differential analysis – Zhang – AMB Express

Analysis of bacteria stress responses to contaminants derived from shale energy extraction – Santos – Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts

Probiotics/prebiotics

Gut microbiota of preterm infants supplemented with probiotics: sub-study of the ProPrems trial – Plummer – BMC Microbiology

November 15, 2018

Here’s your Thursday Digest. Highlights include a photo competition to showcase your research, Titanium ion enhancing fresh flower longevity, and an update on the UNITE database for fungal classification.

Event

** BMC ‘Research in progress’ photo competition – deadline tomorrow, November 16.

General microbiology

Review: The birth, evolution and death of metabolic gene clusters in fungi – Antonis Rokas et al. – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Considerations When Designing a Microbiome Study: Implications for Nursing Science – Katherine A. Maki et al. – Biological Research For Nursing

Review: Probiotics in human health and disease: from nutribiotics to pharmabiotics – Eun-Sook Lee et al. – Journal of Microbiology

Antimicrobial resistance

Review: Genome-based prediction of bacterial antibiotic resistance – Michelle Su et al. – Journal of Clinical Microbiology

Pregnancy and early life

Colonization of Cutibacterium avidum during infant gut microbiota establishment – Vanesa Natalin Rocha Martin et al. – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Human skin microbiome

The proteomic and metabolomic characterization of exercise-induced sweat for human performance monitoring: A pilot investigation – Sean W. Harshman et al. – PLoS One

Human oral microbiome

In vitro: The effect of the stress hormone cortisol on the metatranscriptome of the oral microbiome – Ana E. Duran-Pinedo et al. – npj Biofilms and Microbiomes

Human gut microbiome

Alterations of fecal bacterial communities in patients with lung cancer – Wei-Quan Zhang et al. – American Journal of Translational Research

Temporal Variability of Escherichia coli Diversity in the Gastrointestinal Tracts of Tanzanian Children with and without Exposure to Antibiotics – Taylor K. S. Richter et al. – mSphere

Review: An insight into the intestinal web of mucosal immunity, microbiota, ​and diet and their role in inflammation and infection – Eliana Marino & Yu Anne Yap – Frontiers in Immunology

Human multisite microbiome

Determinants of the urinary and serum metabolome in children from six European populations – Chung-Ho E. Lau et al. – BMC Medicine

Human gut-microbiome-brain axis

Alteration of gut microbiota-associated epitopes in children with autism spectrum disorders – Mingbang Wang et al. – Brain, Behavior, and Immunity

Metabolomics

Metabolomic biomarkers and novel dietary factors associated with gestational diabetes in China – Xuyang Chen et al. – Metabolomics

Animal experiments

An Interleukin-23-Interleukin-22 Axis Regulates Intestinal Microbial Homeostasis to Protect from Diet-Induced Atherosclerosis – Aliia R. Fatkhullina et al. – Immunity

Gut microbiota dysbiosis correlates with a low-dose PCB126-induced dyslipidemia and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease – Yulang Chi et al. – Science of The Total Environment

Animal microbiome

The Cloacal Microbiome of Five Wild Duck Species Varies by Species and Influenza A Virus Infection Status – Sarah M. Hird et al. – mSphere

Milk Metabolomics Data Reveal the Energy Balance of Individual Dairy Cows in Early Lactation – Wei Xu et al. – Scientific Reports

Food microbiome

An integrated metagenomic/metaproteomic investigation of microbiota in dajiang-meju, a traditional fermented soybean product in Northeast China – Mengxi Xie et al. – Food Research International

Plant, root and soil microbiome

The ability of plants to produce strigolactones affects rhizosphere community composition of fungi but not bacteria – Lilia Costa Carvalhais et al. – Rhizosphere

Root exudates induce soil macroaggregation facilitated by fungi in subsoil – Vera L. Baumert et al. – Frontiers in Environmental Science

Long-term combined application of manure and chemical fertilizer sustained higher nutrient status and rhizospheric bacterial diversity in reddish paddy soil of Central South China – Xinwei Cui et al. – Scientific Reports

** Titanium Ions Inhibit the Bacteria in Vase Solutions of Freshly Cut Gerbera jamesonii and Extend the Flower Longevity – Cai-Xia Li et al. – Microbial Ecology

Ectomycorrhizal fungi inoculation alleviates simulated acid rain effects on soil ammonia oxidizers and denitrifiers in Masson pine forest – Yan Li et al. – Environmental Microbiology

Compounded disturbance chronology modulates the resilience of soil microbial communities and N-cycle related functions – Kadiya Calderón et al. – Frontiers in Microbiology

Long-term elevated CO2 shifts composition of soil microbial communities in a Californian annual grassland, reducing growth and N utilization potentials – Sihang Yang et al. – Science of The Total Environment

Silver Toxicity Thresholds for Multiple Soil Microbial Biomarkers – Sotirios Vasileiadis et al. – Environmental Science & Technology

Ectomycorrhizal fungal communities and their functional traits mediate plant-soil interactions in trace element contaminated soils – Marta Gil-Martínez et al. – Frontiers in Plant Science

Modulation of litter decomposition by the soil microbial food web under influence of land use change – Amber Heijboer et al. – Frontiers in Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Response and recovery of microbial communities subjected to oxidative and biological treatments of 1,4-dioxane and co-contaminants – Yu Miao et al. – Water Research

In situ real-time quantification of microbial communities: Applications to cold and dry volcanic habitats – Linda S.Powers et al. – Global Ecology and Conservation

Long-term investigation of microbial community composition and transcription patterns in a biogas plant undergoing ammonia crisis – Martin Alexander Fischer et al. – Microbial Biotechnology

Importance of soil texture to the fate of pathogens introduced by irrigation with treated wastewater – Olabiyi Obayomi et al. – Science of The Total Environment

Active pathways of anaerobic methane oxidation across contrasting riverbeds – Li-dong Shen et al. – The ISME Journal

Drying and rainfall shape the structure and functioning of nitrifying microbial communities in riverbed sediments – Maria Isabel Arce et al. – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbes in space

Inner Workings: Hunting for microbial life throughout the solar system – Adam Mann – PNAS

Confirmation of Microbial Ingress from Space – N. C. Wickramasinghe et al. – Advances in Astrophysics

Phages and viruses

Review: Targeting mechanisms of tailed bacteriophages – Franklin L. Nobrega et al. – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Viral diversity of Rhipicephalus microplus parasitizing cattle in southern Brazil – William Marciel de Souza et al. – Scientific Reports

Review: Respiratory Viral Infection-induced Microbiome Alterations and Secondary Bacterial Pneumonia – Shigeo Hanada et al. – Frontiers in Immunology

Technology

Review: Model Microbial Consortia as Tools for Understanding Complex Microbial Communities – Haruta, Shin & Yamamoto, Kyosuke – Current Genomics

Re-purposing 16S rRNA gene sequence data from within case paired tumor biopsy and tumor-adjacent biopsy or fecal samples to identify microbial markers for colorectal cancer – Manasi S. Shah et al. – PLoS One

Bioinformatics

** The UNITE database for molecular identification of fungi: handling dark taxa and parallel taxonomic classifications – Rolf Henrik Nilsson et al. – Nucleic Acids Research

Bioinformatics tools to assess metagenomic data for applied microbiology – Otávio G. G. Almeida & Elaine C. P. De Martinis – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Pan-genomic analysis provides novel insights into the association of E. coli with human host and its minimal genome – Zhi-Kai Yang et al. – Bioinformatics

Microbes in the news

You Are What Your Bacteria Eat – Patricia Conway & Jorgen Schlundt – Innovation Magazine

November 14, 2018

Today’s digest is about how dietary shifts and low gluten diet changes the intestinal microbiome, fecal microbiota transplant in intestinal disorders, characterization of the most abundant bacteriophage family in the human gut, and Raman spectroscopy based method for fast identification of antibiotic resistance bugs.

Human gut microbiome

Fecal microbiota transplantation for refractory immune checkpoint inhibitor-associated colitis – Yinghong Wang – Nature Medicine

A low-gluten diet induces changes in the intestinal microbiome of healthy Danish adults – Lea BS Hansen – Nature Communications

Resilience of human gut microbial communities for the long stay with multiple dietary shifts – Hong Liu – Gut

Microbiome and its relation to gestational diabetes – Ramon V. Cortez – Endocrine

Effect of bifidobacterium breve A-1 on anxiety and depressive symptoms in schizophrenia: A proof-of-concept study – Ryo Okubo – Journal of Affective Disorders

Fecal Akkermansia muciniphila Is Associated with Body Composition and Microbiota Diversity in Overweight and Obese Women with Breast Cancer Participating in a Presurgical Weight Loss Trial – Andrew D Fruge – Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

An Open-Labeled Study on Fecal Microbiota Transfer in Irritable Bowel Syndrome Patients Reveals Improvement in Abdominal Pain Associated with the Relative Abundance of Akkermansia Muciniphila – Cruz-Aguliar RM – Digestion

Animal experiments

Berberine alleviates insulin resistance by reducing peripheral branched-chain amino acids – Shi-Jun Yue – American Journal of Physiology Endocrinology and Metabolism

Air microbiome

A long-term survey unveils strong seasonal patterns in the airborne microbiome coupled to general and regional atmospheric circulations – Joan Cáliz – PNAS

Phages and viruses

ΦCrAss001 represents the most abundant bacteriophage family in the human gut and infects Bacteroides intestinalis – Andrey N Shkoporov – Nature Communications

Techniques

Quantifying and comparing bacterial growth dynamics in multiple metagenomic samples – Yuan Gao – Nature Methods

Dynamic linear models guide design and analysis of microbiota studies within artificial human guts – Justin D Silverman – Microbiome

Microbes in the news

Chinese scientists develop novel instrument for rapid profiling of antimicrobial resistance – EurekaAlert

Microbes on the market

Chr. Hansen Receives Joint Innovation Fund Grant to Develop Next Generation Microbial Solutions for Agriculture – Microbiome times

Non-microbiology picks

Remission of Human Type 2 Diabetes Requires Decrease in Liver and Pancreas Fat Content but Is Dependent upon Capacity for β Cell Recovery – Roy Taylor – Cell Metabolism

 

November 13, 2018

Today’s Digest features several soil and environmental microbiome papers, including the effect of fire on soil ecosystems, insights into the freshwater microbiome associated with the world’s largest mining disaster, applications of soils in forensics, and chemical leaching from LCD screens due to synergistic bacteria. Plus, check out some animal work in marine invertebrates (Sea stars and Ascidians) as well as minks, flying squirrels, and bees!

Pregnancy and early life
The profile of human milk metabolome, cytokines and antibodies in inflammatory bowel diseases versus healthy mothers and potential impact on the newborn – Xuanyi Meng -Journal of Crohn’s and Colitis

Human multi-site microbiome
Shared gut, but distinct oral microbiota composition in primary Sjögren’s syndrome and systemic lupus erythematosus – Taco A. van der Meulen – Journal of Autoimmunity

Urine Bacteria-Derived Extracellular Vesicles and Allergic Airway Diseases in Children – Mona Samra – International Archives of Allergy and Immunology

Review: Repertoire of bacterial species cultured from the human oral cavity and respiratory tract – Maxime DM Fonkou – Future Microbiology

Gut-brain axis
Schizophrenia and gut-flora related epigenetic factors – Chuanjun Zhuo – Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry

The structure of resilience in irritable bowel syndrome and its improvement through hypnotherapy: Cross-sectional and prospective longitudinal data – Johannes Peter – PLOS One

Fermented foods, the gut and mental health: a mechanistic overview with implications for depression and anxiety – Hajara Aslam – Nutritional Neuroscience

Chronic alcohol exposure induced gut microbiota dysbiosis and its correlations with neuropsychic behaviors and brain BDNF/Gabra1 changes in mice – Zheng Xu – Biofactors

Microbial treatment: the potential application for Parkinson’s disease – Xin Fang – Neurological Sciences

Multiple Sclerosis-Associated Changes in the Composition and Immune Functions of Spore-Forming Bacteria. – Egle Cekanaviciute – mSystems

Human gut microbiome
The effect of drinking water pH on the human gut microbiota and glucose regulation: results of a randomized controlled cross-over intervention – Tue H. Hansen – Scientific Reports

Composition of gut microbiota and its association with body mass index and lifestyle factors in a cohort of 7–18 years old children from the American Gut Project – Jinbing Bai – Pediatric Obesity

Long-term impact of oral vancomycin, ciprofloxacin and metronidazole on the gut microbiota in healthy humans. – Bastiaan W Haak – Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

Helicobacter pylori Infection: New Facts in Clinical Management. – Peter Malfertheiner – Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology

Animal experiments
The protective effects of fecal microbiota transplantation in an experimental model of necrotizing enterocolitis – Christian Prado – Journal of Pediatric Surgery

Intestinal Snakeskin Limits Microbial Dysbiosis during Aging and Promotes Longevity – Anna M. Salazar – iScience

Animal microbiome
Microbiome shifts with onset and progression of Sea Star Wasting Disease revealed through time course sampling – Melanie M. Lloyd – Scientific Reports

Core and Dynamic Microbial Communities of Two Invasive Ascidians: Can Host–Symbiont Dynamics Plasticity Affect Invasion Capacity?– Hila Dror – Microbial Ecology

Fecal bacterial microbiota of Canadian commercial mink (Neovison vison): Yearly, life stage, and seasonal comparisons – Nicole R. Compo – PLOS One

Variations in Gut Microbiota of Siberian Flying Squirrels Correspond to Seasonal Phenological Changes in Their Hokkaido Subarctic Forest Ecosystem – Po-Yu Liu – Microbial Ecology

Influence of Feeding Type and Nosema ceranae Infection on the Gut Microbiota of Apis cerana Workers – Shao K. Huang – mSystems

Host selectively contributes to shaping intestinal microbiota of carnivorous and omnivorous fish – Kristian Daly – The Journal of General and Applied Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome
Fire modulates ecosystem functioning through the phylogenetic structure of soil bacterial communities – Eduardo Pérez-Valera – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Assessment of soil microbial communities involved in cellulose utilization at two contrasting Alpine forest sites – José A. Siles – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Experimental Testing of Dispersal Limitation in Soil Bacterial Communities with a Propagule Addition Approach – Fen-Guo Zhang – Microbial Ecology

Influence of different biological control agents and compost on total and nitrification driven microbial communities at rhizosphere and soil level in a lettuce – Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lactucae pathosystem – Maria Alexandra Cucu – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Assessment of 16S rRNA gene primers for studying bacterial community structure and function of aging flue-cured tobaccos. – Fan Wang – AMB Express

Changes in bacterial diversity and catabolic gene abundance during the removal of dimethylphenol isomers in laboratory-scale constructed wetlands. – Mónica A. Vásquez Piñeros – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Abiotic factors determine functional outcomes of microbial inoculation of soils from a metal contaminated brownfield – Jay Prakash Singh – Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Applying microbial biogeography in soil forensics – Habteab Habtom – Forensic Science International: Genetics

eDNA metabarcoding supporting community assessment of environmental stressor in a field-based sediment microcosm study – Jianghua Yang – Environmental Science and Technology

Water and extremophile microbiome
Analysis of the diversity of aerobic, thermophilic endospore-forming bacteria in two Algerian hot springs using cultural and non-cultural methods – Mohamed Amine Gomri – Annals of Microbiology

Anaerobic biological treatment of industrial saline wastewater: Fixed bed Reactor performance and analysis of the microbial community structure and abundance – Mariem Jeddi – Environmental Technology

Microbiome triggered transformations of trace organic chemicals in the presence of effluent organic matter in managed aquifer recharge (MAR) systems – Karin Hellauer – Environmental Science and Technology

Insights on the freshwater microbiomes metabolic changes associated with the world’s largest mining disaster – Marcelle C. Cordeiro – Science of the Total Environment

Microbial Functional Responses to Cholesterol Catabolism in Denitrifying Sludge – Sean Ting-Shyang Wei – mSystems

Built environment
Leaching of indium from end-of-life LCD panels via catalysis by synergistic microbial communities – Yaling Xie – Science of the Total Environment

Probiotics/Prebiotics
Probiotic and synbiotic therapy in the critically ill: State of the art – James M. Davison – Nutrition

Butyrate Producers as Potential Next-Generation Probiotics: Safety Assessment of the Administration of Butyricicoccus pullicaecorum to Healthy Volunteers. – Leen Boesmans – mSystems

Divergent short-chain fatty acid production and succession of colonic microbiota arise in fermentation of variously-sized wheat bran fractions – Yunus E. Tuncil – Scientific Reports

Bioinformatics
Machine Learning Reveals Missing Edges and Putative Interaction Mechanisms in Microbial Ecosystem Networks – Demetrius DiMucci – mSystems

Techniques
A tridecaptin-based fluorescent probe for differential staining of Gram-negative bacteria. – Wei Wang – Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry

High-Throughput Miniaturized 16S rRNA Amplicon Library Preparation Reduces Costs while Preserving Microbiome Integrity – Jeremiah J. Minich – mSystems

Book Chapter: Activity-Based Protein Profiling—Enabling Multimodal Functional Studies of Microbial Communities – Christopher Whidbey – Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology