December 14, 2018

The microbiota of chigger mites and praying mantids, the prevalence of thermophiles in domestic water heaters, the bacteria that colonize and degrade centuries-old art.

General microbiome

Migration alters oscillatory dynamics and promotes survival in connected bacterial populations – Shreyas Gokhale – Nature Communications

Pre-print: A probabilistic model to identify the core microbial community – Thiago Gumiere – bioRxiv

Human oral microbiome

Pre-print: Correlation between the oral microbiome and brain resting state connectivity in smokers – Dongdong Lin – bioRxiv

Animal experiments

Host-targeted niclosamide inhibits C. difficile virulence and prevents disease in mice without disrupting the gut microbiota – John Tam – Nature Communications

Impact of Bacillus spp. spores and gentamicin on the gastrointestinal microbiota of suckling and newly weaned piglets – Ann-Sofie Riis Poulsen – PLOS ONE

Animal microbiome

Bacterial microbiome of the chigger mite Leptotrombidium imphalum varies by life stage and infection with the scrub typhus pathogen Orientia tsutsugamushi – Loganathan Ponnusamy – PLOS ONE

The hindgut microbiota of praying mantids is highly variable and includes both prey-associated and host-specific microbes – Kara A Tinker – PLOS ONE

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Belowground fungal community diversity and composition associated with Norway spruce along an altitudinal gradient – Max E. Schön – PLOS ONE

Treating wheat seeds with neonicotinoid insecticides does not harm the rhizosphere microbial community – Yaofa Li – PLOS ONE

Water and extremophile microbiome

Pre-print: An archaeal symbiont-host association from the deep terrestrial subsurface – Katrin Schwank – bioRxiv

Marine-Derived Fungi: Promising Candidates for Enhanced Bioremediation – Anjana K Vala – Approaches in Bioremediation

Built environment

Biogeography of thermophiles and predominance of Thermus scotoductus in domestic water heaters – Regina L Wilpiszeski – Extremophiles

Probiotics/prebiotics

Dopamine production in Enterococcus faecium: A microbial endocrinology-based mechanism for the selection of probiotics based on neurochemical-producing potential – Daniel Villageliú – PLOS ONE

Phages and viruses

A chemical defence against phage infection – Sarah Kronheim – Nature

Bioinformatics

Pre-print: Metagenome-wide measurement of protein synthesis in the human fecal microbiota using MetaRibo-Seq – Brayon J Fremin – bioRxiv

Pre-print: Large-scale analyses of human microbiomes reveal thousands of small, novel genes and their predicted functions – Hila Sberro – bioRxiv

Metabolomics

Rumen and plasma metabolomics profiling by UHPLC-QTOF/MS revealed metabolic alterations associated with a high-corn diet in beef steers – You Yang – PLOS ONE

More microbes

Pre-print: Real-time capture of horizontal gene transfers from gut microbiota by engineered CRISPR-Cas acquisition – Christian Munck – bioRxiv

Bacteria art

A detailed look at the microorganisms that colonize, and degrade, a 400-year-old painting – ScienceDaily

Inside SAIC’s Bio Art Lab, where art is life—literally – Paul Dailing – Chicago Reader

Across China: Medical students paint “Mona Lisa” with bacteria – Xinhua Net

Science, career, and publishing

Pre-print: Non-academic employability of life science PhDs: the importance of training beyond the bench – Sohyoung Her – bioRxiv

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December 12, 2018

Today’s digest features a citizen science project which describes the two compositional patterns (stomatotypes) in the oral microbiota of adolescents. The study also explores the role of different factors like hygeine, diet, drinking water in shaping the oral microbiota. Enjoy!

Human oral microbiome

*Citizen science charts two major “stomatotypes” in the oral microbiome of adolescents and reveals links with habits and drinking water composition – Jesse R. Willis – Microbiome

Uncovering complex microbiome activities via metatranscriptomics during 24 hours of oral biofilm assembly and maturation – Anna Edlund – Microbiome

Human gut microbiome

Review: Gut microbiota and inflammation in chronic kidney disease and their roles in the development of cardiovascular disease – Emine M. Onal – Hypertension Research

Animal experiments 

Zinc-amino-acid supplementation alters yearling ram rumen bacterial communities but zinc sulfate supplementation does not – Suzanne L Ishaq – Journal of Animal Science

Administration of antibiotics contributes to cholestasis in pediatric patients with intestinal failure via the alteration of FXR signaling – Yongtao Xiao – Experimental & Molecular Medicine

Intestinal microbiota mediates the susceptibility to polymicrobial sepsis‐induced liver injury by granisetron generation in mice – Shenhai Gong – Hepatology

Rumen microbiome in dairy calves fed copper and grape-pomace dietary supplementations: Composition and predicted functional profile – Filippo Biscarini – PLOS ONE

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Rhizosheath microbial community assembly of sympatric desert speargrasses is independent of the plant host – Ramona Marasco – Microbiome

Water and extremophile microbiome

Review: Petroleum Hydrocarbon-Degrading Bacteria for the Remediation of Oil Pollution Under Aerobic Conditions: A Perspective Analysis – Xingjian Xu – Frontiers in Microbiology

Predominance and high diversity of genes associated to denitrification in metagenomes of subantarctic coastal sediments exposed to urban pollution – Priscila A. Calderoli – PLOS ONE

Gene probing reveals the widespread distribution, diversity and abundance of isoprene-degrading bacteria in the environment – Ornella Carrión – Microbiome

Rock substrate rather than black stain alterations drives microbial community structure in the passage of Lascaux Cave – Lise Alonso – Micrtobiome

Deep-sea anthropogenic macrodebris harbours rich and diverse communities of bacteria and archaea – Lucy C. Woodall – PLOS ONE

December 5, 2018

Today’s digest features study on Lactobacillus reuteri HCM2 (against Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli), microbiome and virome of deep terrestrial biosphere, immunostimulatory potential of the earliest gut microbiome, and more. Happy reading!

Gut microbiome

*Birth mode is associated with earliest strain-conferred gut microbiome functions and immunostimulatory potential – Linda Wampach – Nature Communications

Review: Bone and the gut microbiome: a new dimension – Carolina Medina-Gomez – Journal of Laboratory and Precision Medicine

Review: Simple organizing principles in microbial communities – Jeff Gore – Current Opinion in Microbiology

Soil microbiome

*Exploration of deep terrestrial subsurface microbiome in Late Cretaceous Deccan traps and underlying Archean basement, India – Avishek Dutta – Scientific Reports

Organic carbon amendments affect the chemodiversity of soil dissolved organic matter and its associations with soil microbial communities – Xiaoming Li – Environmental Science and Technology

Microbial organic matter degradation potential in Baltic Sea sediments influenced by depositional conditions and in situ geochemistry – Laura A. Zinke – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Water microbiome

Performance and dynamic characteristics of microbial communities in multi-stage anaerobic reactors treating gibberellin wastewater – Erming Ouyang – Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering

Phages and viruses

Bioaerosol Sampling for Respiratory Viruses in Singapore’s Mass Rapid Transit Network – Kristen Coleman – Scientific Reports

Review: Future management of viral diseases: role of new technologies and new approaches in microbial interactions – Fabrizio Maggi – Clinical Microbiology and Infection

*Viruses control dominant bacteria colonizing the terrestrial deep biosphere after hydraulic fracturing – Rebecca A. Daly – Nature Microbiology

Animal experiments

*Lactobacillus reuteri HCM2 protects mice against Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli through modulation of gut microbiota – Tianwei Wang – Scientific Reports

Bioinformatics

Ultra-deep, long-read nanopore sequencing of mock microbial community standards – Samuel M. Nicholls – BioRxiv

December 4, 2018

A short and sweet Digest today. Many preprints, so take them with a grain of salt. Interesting highlights include skin odor and microbiome, plant derived alternative to antibiotics for growth promotion, and host specialization for bee gut symbionts.

General microbiology

Preprint: The genome of the fungal pathogen Verticillium dahliae reveals extensive bacterial to fungal gene transfer – Xiaoqian Shi et al. – bioRxiv

Antibiotic resistance

Preprint: Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Among Gram Negative Bacterial Isolates from Patients in Khartoum State Hospitals – Hana Salaheldin Elbadawi et al. – bioRxiv

Preprint: Linking the Resistome and Plasmidome to the Microbiome – Thibault Stalder et al. – bioRxiv

Human skin microbiome

** Understanding the microbial basis of body odor in pre-pubescent children and teenagers – Tze Hau Lam et al. – Microbiome

Animal experiments

** The chicken gut metagenome and the modulatory effects of plant-derived benzylisoquinoline alkaloids – Peng Huang, Yan Zhang, Kangpeng Xiao & Fan Jiang et al. – Microbiome

Animal microbiome

** Preprint: Genomic changes underlying host specialization in the bee gut symbiont Lactobacillus Firm5 – Kirsten M Ellegaard et al. – bioRxiv

Preprint: Host diet and evolutionary history explain different aspects of gut microbiome diversity among vertebrate clades – Nicholas D Youngblut et al. – bioRxiv

Water and extremophile microbiome

Preprint: Insights from Bacillus anthracis strains isolated from permafrost in the tundra zone of Russia – Vitalii Timofeev et al. – bioRxiv

Phages and viruses

Preprint: Dengue and Chikungunya among Febrile Outpatients in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo: a cross-sectional study – Sam Proesmans et al. – bioRxiv

Preprint: Multidimensional analysis of Gammaherpesvirus RNA expression reveals unexpected heterogeneity of gene expression – Lauren M. Oko et al. – bioRxiv

Scientific communication

Preprint: Cross-Lagged Panel Model in Medical Research: A Cautionary Note – Satoshi Usami et al. – bioRxiv

Preprint: Which author is which? Gender Authorship Position in Aquaculture Literature – Morgan Chow et al. – bioRxiv

December 2, 2018

Highlights: Colonocyte metabolism shapes the gut microbiota, skin and gut microbiome of wild mammals, bacterial diversity in waterholes of Kruger National Park, Yeast diversity of glaciers, Laser MICROSAMPLING of soil community, origin & evolution of global RNA virome, Lymphoma virome dynamics, PUMA-for processing 16S rRNA taxonomy data  for analysis and visualization and many more.

General microbiome

Contamination in Low Microbial Biomass Microbiome Studies: Issues and Recommendations – Raphael Eisenhofer – Trends in Microbiology

Review: Gut microbiota – our new important organ  – Rositsa Sandeva – Albanian Journal of Agricultural Sciences

Human gut microbiome

Altered gut microbiota after traumatic splenectomy is associated with endotoxemia – Hua Zhu – Emerging Microbes & Infections

Review: Colonocyte metabolism shapes the gut microbiota – Yael Litvak – Science

Gut Microbiota Modulates Interactions Between Polychlorinated Biphenyls and Bile Acid Homeostasis – Sunny Lihua Cheng – Toxilogical Sciences

Animal experiments 

An intensive milk replacer feeding program benefits immune response and intestinal microbiota of lambs during weaning – Qian Zhang – BMC Veterinary Research

Animal microbiome 

Bacterial diversity in the waterholes of the Kruger National Park: an eDNA metabarcoding approach – Maxwell J Farrell – Genome

Skin and gut microbiomes of a wild mammal respond to different environmental cues – Anton Lavrinienko – BMC Microbiome

Meta-Omics Tools in the World of Insect-Microorganism Interactions – Antonino Malacrinò – MDPI

Land Use Influences Antibiotic Resistance in the Microbiome of Soil Collembolans Orchesellides sinensis – Dong Zhu – Environmental Science and Technology

The equine gastrointestinal microbiome: Impacts of age and obesity – Philippa K. Morrison – Systems Microbiology

Changes in gut bacterial communities in canaries infected by Macrorhabdus ornithogaster – Patrizia Robino – Journal of Avian Pathology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Laser MICROSAMPLING of soil microbial community – M. V. Gorlenko – Journal of Biological Engineering

Poplar phyllosphere harbors disparate isoprene-degrading bacteria – Andrew T. Crombie – PNAS

Changes in litter quality induced by N deposition alter soil microbial communitiesYingbin Li – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Analysis of Bacterial Communities in White Clover Seeds via High-Throughput Sequencing of 16S rRNA Gene – Wenna Gao – Current Microbiology

Impact of Bactrocera oleae on the fungal microbiota of ripe olive drupes – Ahmed Abdelfattah – PLoS One

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Preprint: Extent of the annual Gulf of Mexico hypoxic zone influences microbial community structure Lauren Gillies Campbell – bioRxiv

Review: Microbiologically influenced corrosion and current mitigation strategies: A state of the art review – Bhavya Kachiprath – Data in Brief

Habitat-specificity and diversity of culturable cold-adapted yeasts of a cold-based glacier in the Tianshan Mountains, northwestern China – Baolong Luo – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Bacterial Communities in Areas of Oil and Methane Seeps in Pelagic of Lake Baikal  – Aleksandra S. Zakharenko – Microbial Ecology

Phages and viruses

Origins and Evolution of the Global RNA Virome – Yuri I. Wolf – mBio

Lymphoma Virome Dynamics Revealed By Cell-Free DNA Sequencing – Joseph G Schroers-Martin – Blood

Techniques

Inner Workings: Mapping the microbiome location helps elucidate its role – Marcus Woo – PNAS

Preprint: FDA-ARGOS: A Public Quality-Controlled Genome Database Resource for Infectious Disease Sequencing Diagnostics and Regulatory Science Research – Heike Sichtig – bioRxiv

Preprint: PUMA: A tool for processing 16S rRNA taxonomy data for analysis and visualization – Keith Mitchell – bioRxiv

EMA-amplicon-based taxonomic characterisation of the viable bacterial community present in untreated and SODIS treated roof-harvested rainwater – André Strauss  -Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology

 

December 1, 2018

Today’s microbiome digest will have more on gut microbiome, animal experiments along with one method DiTaxa for host phenotype and biomarker detection. Enjoy reading.

 General microbiome

Pre-transplant recovery of microbiome diversity without recovery of the original microbiome – Armin Rashidi – Bone Marrow Transplantation

Review: Importance of gut microbiota in obesity – Isabel Cornejo-Pareja – European Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Gut Microbiome and Plasma Microbiome-Related Metabolites in Patients With Decompensated and Compensated Heart Failure – Tomohiro Hayashi – Circulation Journal

Review: The lung and gut microbiome: what has to be taken into consideration for cystic fibrosis? – Geneviève Héry-Arnaud – Journal of Cystic Fibrosis

Gut microbiome

Impacts of dietary silver nanoparticles and probiotic administration on the microbiota of an in-vitro gut model – Cristina Cattò – Environmental Pollution

The Gut Microbiome: A Difficult Target for Translational Studies of Clostridium Difficile Colonization – Richard Kellermayer – Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

Altered gut microbiota after traumatic splenectomy is associated with endotoxemia – Hua Zhu – Emerging Microbes & Infections

Gut Microbiota Modulates Interactions Between Polychlorinated Biphenyls and Bile Acid Homeostasis – Sunny Lihua Cheng – Toxicological Sciences

The intestinal microbiome and its relevance for functionality in older persons – Andrea Ticinesi – Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care

Gut Microbiota Disruption in Septic Shock Patients: A Pilot Study – You-Dong Wan – Medical Science Monitor

Microbial Biomarkers of Intestinal Barrier Maturation in Preterm Infants – Bing Ma – Frontiers in Microbiology

Review: Microbial impact on cholesterol and bile acid metabolism: current status and future prospects – Aicha Kriaa – Journal of Lipid Research

Respiratory microbiome

Characterising the respiratory microbiome – Rebecca L. Watson – European Respiratory Journal

Vaginal microbiome

Characterization of vaginal microbiota in Thai women – Auttawit Sirichoat – PeerJ

Normal vaginal microbiome in women with primary Sjögren’s syndrome-associated vaginal dryness – van der Meulen TA – Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases

Animal experiments

On the role of corticosterone in behavioral disorders, microbiota composition alteration and neuroimmune response in adult male mice subjected to maternal separation stress – HosseinAmini-Khoei – International Immunopharmacology

Insights into a Possible Mechanism Underlying the Connection of Carbendazim-Induced Lipid Metabolism Disorder and Gut Microbiota Dysbiosis in Mice – Cuiyuan Jin – Toxicological Sciences

General Anesthesia Alters the Diversity and Composition of the Intestinal Microbiota in Mice – Mara A. Serbanescu – Anesthesia & Analgesia

Lactobacillus helveticus KLDS1.8701 alleviates D-galactose-induced aging by regulating Nrf-2 and gut microbiota in mice – Bailiang Li – Food and Function

The Host Microbiota Contributes to Early Protection Against Lung Colonization by Mycobacterium tuberculosisAlexia Dumas – Frontiers in Immunology

Cesarean Section Induces Microbiota-Regulated Immune Disturbances in C57BL/6 Mice – Line Fisker Zachariassen – The Journal of Immunology

Bioinformatics

DiTaxa: Nucleotide-pair encoding of 16S rRNA for host phenotype and biomarker detection – Ehsaneddin Asgari – Bioinformatics

November 30, 2018

Happy Friday! Today’s digest features the skin microbiome of lizards and frogs, bacterial changes during palm wine fermentation, and the impact of deforestation on soils in the Amazon.

General microbiome

Review: The microbiome in threatened species conservation – West – Biological Conservation

Human oral microbiome

Oxidative stress in the oral cavity is driven by individual-specific bacterial communities – Džunková – NPJ Biofilms and Microbiomes

Human gut microbiome

Alterations of the gut microbiome and plasma proteome in Chinese patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis – Shen – Bone

Animal experiments

Effect of gastric fluid aspiration on the lung microbiota of laboratory rats – Finn – Experimental Lung Research

Animal microbiome

Skin bacterial diversity is higher on lizards than sympatric frogs in tropical Australia – Weitzman – PeerJ

Impact of Bacillus spp. spores and gentamicin on the gastrointestinal microbiota of suckling and newly weaned piglets – Poulsen – PLoS One

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Land Use Influences Antibiotic Resistance in the Microbiome of Soil Collembolans Orchesellides sinensis – Zhu – Environmental Science and Technology

Deforestation Impacts Network Co-occurrence Patterns of Microbial Communities in Amazon Soils – Khan – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Review: VOCs-mediated hormonal signaling and crosstalk with plant growth promoting microbes – Tyagi – Critical Reviews in Biotechnology

Soil amendment alters soil physicochemical properties and bacterial community structure of a replanted apple orchard – Liang – Microbiological Research

Specialisation events of fungal metacommunities exposed to a persistent organic pollutant are suggestive of augmented pathogenic potential – Martins – Microbiome

Extemophile microbiome

Salino-alkaline lime of anthropogenic origin a reservoir of diverse microbial communities – Kalwasińska – Science of the Total Environment

Food microbiology

Preprint: Bacterial diversity and population dynamics during the fermentation of palm wine from Guerrero Mexico – Astudillo-Melgar – BioRxiv

Assessment of biogas production and microbial ecology in a high solid anaerobic digestion of major California food processing residues – Achmon – Bioresource Technology Reports

Science, publishing, and career

Preprint: Participation and Motivations of Grant Peer Reviewers: A Comprehensive Survey of the Biomedical Research Community – Gallo – BioRxiv