October 16, 2017

Events and jobs

Two open pre-doctoral research fellow positions  –  Click here and here for details- Bioinformatics Research Group – Małopolska Centre of Biotechnology in Kraków, Poland

R & D Scientist – Fluid-Screen, Inc. (FSI) – Cambridge, MA

 

Animal microbiome 

An immune-related gene expression atlas of the shrimp digestive system in response to two major pathogens brings insights into the involvement of hemocytes in gut immunity – NK Ahila – Microbial Pathogenesis

Do host-associated gut microbiota mediate the effect of an herbicide on disease risk in frogs? – SA Knutie – Journal of Animal Ecology

 

Plant, root and soil microbiome

ReviewPesticidal prospectives of chitinolytic bacteria in agricultural pest management – ARNS Subbanna – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Impact of the Fenton-like treatment on the microbial community of a diesel-contaminated soil – F Polli – Chemosphere

Influence of resistance breeding in common bean on rhizosphere microbiome composition and function. – LW Mendes – The ISME Journal

 

 

Phages and viruses

Relevance of host cell surface glycan structure for cell specificity of influenza A virus – M Kastner – bioRxiv

 

Techniques

Single-cell transcriptional dynamics of flavivirus infection – F Zanini – bioRxiv

Slow digestible colored rice flour as wall material for microencapsulation: Its impacts on gut bacterial population and metabolic activities – I Wattananapakasem – Food Research International

 

Microbes in the news 

MBL Imaging Technology Reveals Organization of Gut Bacteria – Capecod.com

The secret germ warfare tests conducted off Devonport – The Herald

5 Good reasons to wash your hands as often as possible – South Coast Herald

Frank A. Bures: Hair growth after fecal transplants – Winona Daily News

THE BEAUTY OF BIO: DOES PROBIOTIC SKINCARE WORK? – The Times

Bacteria offer protection against breast cancer? – The Times of India

Viruses discovered a century ago may be our best defense against a threat that could kill 10 million people a year by 2050 – Business Insiders

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October 15, 2017

General microbiome

Metagenome Analyses of Multispecies Microbial Biofilms: First Steps Toward Understanding Diverse Microbial Systems on Surfaces – Christel Schmeisser, Functional Metagenomics: Tools and Applications

Prediction analysis for microbiome sequencing data – Tao Wang, arxiv

Metagenomic Cosmid Libraries Suitable for Functional Screening in Proteobacteria – Jiujun Cheng, Functional Metagenomics: Tools and Applications

Moulds associated with contaminated ocular and injectable drugs: FDA recalls, epidemiology considerations, drug shortages, and aseptic processing – Donald G. Ahearn, Medical Mycology

Human skin microbiome

High-Altitude Living Shapes the Skin Microbiome in Humans and Pigs – Bo Zeng, Frontiers in Microbiology

Human vaginal microbiome

Role of Molecular Biology in Diagnosis and Characterization of Vulvo-Vaginitis in Clinical Practice – Donders G.G.G., Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation

Human gut microbiome

A Review of the Oesophageal Microbiome in Health and Disease – Dervla Kelly, Methods in Microbiology

Prediction of functional profiles of gut microbiota from 16S rRNA metagenomic data provides a more robust evaluation of gut dysbiosis occurring in Japanese type 2 diabetic patients – Ryo Inoue, Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition

Human oral microbiome

The Effect of Supragingival Biofilm Re-development on the Subgingival Microbiota in Chronic Periodontitis – Fátima Aparecida Rocha Resende Hartenbach, Archives of Oral Biology

Animal experiments

Spatial organization of a model 15-member human gut microbiota established in gnotobiotic mice – Jessica L. Mark Welch, PNAS

Comparative study of probiotic effects of Lactobacillusand Bifidobacteria strains on cholesterol levels, liver morphology and the gut microbiota in obese mice – Rostyslav V. Bubnov, The EPMA Journal

Study on improving anaerobic co-digestion of cow manure and corn straw by fruit and vegetable waste: methane production and microbial community in CSTR process – Xuemei Wang, Bioresource Technology

Animal microbiome

Perinatal Bisphenol A Exposure Induces Chronic Inflammation in Rabbit Offspring via Modulation of Gut Bacteria and Their Metabolites – Lavanya Reddivari, mSystems

Hymenobacter cavernae sp. nov., isolated from a karst cave – Hai-Zhen Zhu, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Ciceribacter thiooxidans sp. nov., a novel nitrate-reducing thiosulfate-oxidizing bacterium isolated from sulfide-rich anoxic sediment – Tongchu Deng, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Deinococcus taklimakanensis sp. nov., isolated from desert soil –  Zuobing Liu, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Improvement of the catalytic characteristics of a salt-tolerant GH10 xylanase from Streptomyce rochei L10904 – Qin Li, International Journal of Biological Macromolecules

Trees harness the power of microbes to survive climate change – Jennifer A. Lau, PNAS

Exploring the earthworm gut as model for soil microbial ecology – Fatima Hussain, MBL

Soil proteomics for exploitation of microbial diversity in Fusarium wilt infected and healthy rhizosphere soils of tomato – R. Manikandan, Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology

The intimate talk between plants and microorganisms at the leaf surface – Wendy Aragón, Journal of Experimental Botany

Metagenomics of Plant Microbiomes – G. Brader, Functional Metagenomics: Tools and Applications

Effects of different soil remediation methods on inhibition of lead absorption and growth and quality of Dianthus superbus L. – Xiaoyu Yang, Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Interactions of Root-Feeding Insects with Fungal and Oomycete Plant Pathogens – Telsa Willsey, Frontiers in Plant Science

Soil proteomics for exploitation of microbial diversity in Fusarium wilt infected and healthy rhizosphere soils of tomato – R. Manikandan, Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology

Switchgrass Yield, Nutrient Uptake, And Rhizosphere Microbial Community Composition As Affected By Cultivar And Soil Fertility – Anne Sawyer, University of Minnesota Digital Conservancy

Ecoenzymatic stoichiometry and microbial nutrient limitation in rhizosphere soil in the arid area of the northern Loess Plateau, China – Yongxing Cui, Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Soil microbiota respond to green manure in organic vineyards – Claudia M. O. Longa, Journal of Applied Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Anoxynatronum buryatiense sp. nov., an anaerobic alkaliphilic bacterium from a low mineralization soda lake in Buryatia, Russia – Yana Ryzhmanova, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

100 kGy gamma-affected microbial communities within the ancient Arctic permafrost under simulated Martian conditions – Vladimir S. Cheptsov, Extremophiles

Effect of environmental parameters on biodiversity of the fungal component in lithic Antarctic communities – Laura Selbmann, Extremophiles

Biomineralisation of carbonate and sulphate by the halophilic bacterium Halomonas maura at different manganese concentrations – Almudena Rivadeneyra, Extremophiles

Biosurfactant production by haloalkaliphilic Bacillusstrains isolated from Red Sea, Egypt – Khouloud M.Barakat, The Egyptian Journal of Aquatic Research

Mass Spectrometry for the Study of Microbial Communities in Environmental Waters – Inês C. Santos, Advances in Chemical Pollution, Environmental Management and Protection

Responses of microbial community to pH stress in bioleaching of low grade copper sulfide – Yuguang Wang, Bioresource Technology

Mass Spectrometry for the Study of Microbial Communities in Environmental Waters – Inês C. Santos, Advances in Chemical Pollution, Environmental Management and Protection

Waste microbes

Microbial characteristics analysis and kinetic studies on substrate composition to methane after microbial and nutritional regulation of fruit and vegetable wastes anaerobic digestion – Chunhui Zhao, Bioresource Technology

Antibiotic resistance genes and associated microbial community conditions in aging landfill systems – Dong Wu, Environmental Science and Technology

Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics in Microbiome Analysis – Yuhan Hao, Methods in Microbiology

Techniques

Enhancing Metagenomic Approaches Through Synthetic Biology – Luana de Fátima Alves, Functional Metagenomics: Tools and Applications

Enhancing Functional Metagenomics of Complex Microbial Communities Using Stable Isotopes – Marcela Hernández, Functional Metagenomics: Tools and Applications

The P/N (Positive-to-Negative Links) Ratio in Complex Networks—A Promising In Silico Biomarker for Detecting Changes Occurring in the Human Microbiome – Zhanshan (Sam) Ma, Microbial Ecology

Challenges and Opportunities in Discovery of Secondary Metabolites Using a Functional Metagenomic Approach – Alinne L. R. Santana-Pereira, Functional Metagenomics: Tools and Applications

Emerging whole-cell modeling principles and methods – Arthur P. Goldberg, arxiv

Expression Platforms for Functional Metagenomics: Emerging Technology Options Beyond Escherichia coli – Anna Lewin, Functional Metagenomics: Tools and Applications

Microbes in the news

AST: The Linchpin of Antimicrobial Stewardship – James Lewis, ModernMedicine Network

The Black Death Rages In Madagascar –  Julianna LeMieux, American Council on Science and Health

Report: 17 New Species Of Bacteria Found Every Day In World’s Rainforest Cafés – The Onion (Satire)

October 14, 2017

The marine sponge microbiome, bacterial communication mediated by hydrogen sulfide, a gnotobiotic pig model to study interactions between a defined gut community and antibiotics, probiotics, and rotavirus.

General microbiome

Evolutionary contribution to coexistence of competitors in microbial food webs – Teppo Hiltunen – Proceedings of the Royal Society Biological Sciences

Pregnancy and early life

Effects of Therapeutic Hypothermia on the Gut Microbiota and Metabolome of Infants suffering Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy at birth – C Watkins – The International Journal of Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Does the maternal vaginal microbiota play a role in seeding the microbiota of neonatal gut and nose? – O Sakwinska – Beneficial Microbes

Ratio of Klebsiella/Bifidobacterium in early life correlates with later development of paediatric allergy – J S Y Low – Beneficial Microbes

Human oral microbiome

Exopolysaccharides regulate calcium flow in cariogenic biofilms – Monika Astasov-Frauenhoffer – PLOS ONE

Human gut microbiome

The Gut Microbiome Feelings of the Brain: A Perspective for Non-Microbiologists – Aaron Lerner – Microorganisms

The composition and metabolism of faecal microbiota is specifically modulated by different dietary polysaccharides and mucin: an isothermal microcalorimetry study – K Adamberg – Beneficial Microbes

Review: Our gut microbiota: a long walk to homeostasis – L M T Dicks – Beneficial Microbes

Animal experiments

Flavanol-Rich Cocoa Powder Interacts with Lactobacillus rhamnossus LGG to Alter the Antibody Response to Infection with the Parasitic Nematode Ascaris suum – Saebyeol Jang – Nutrients

Effect of antibiotic, probiotic, and human rotavirus infection on colonisation dynamics of defined commensal microbiota in a gnotobiotic pig model – H C Huang – Beneficial Microbes

Animal microbiome

Pre-print: An RNA Virome associated to the Golden Orb-weaver Spider Nephila clavipes – Humberto J Debat – bioRxiv

The sponge microbiome project – Lucas Moutinho-Silva – Gigascience

Water and extremophile microbiome

Diversity and Antimicrobial Potential of Predatory Bacteria from the Peruvian Coastline – Luis Linares-Otoya – Marine Drugs

Bioinformatics

Identification of 76 novel B1 metallo-β-lactamases through large-scale screening of genomic and metagenomic data – Fanny Berglund – Microbiome

More microbes

Pre-print: Two SecA/SecY Systems with Distinct Roles in the Ecological Adaptations of Bacteria – Xiaowei Jiang – bioRxiv

Pre-print: H2S mediates interbacterial communication through the air reverting intrinsic antibiotic resistance – Daniel Thomas-Lopez – bioRxiv

Pre-print: Interplay between antibiotic efficacy and drug-induced lysis underlies enhanced biofilm formation at subinhibitory drug concentrations – Wen Yu – bioRxiv

Microbes in the news

How switches work in bacteria – EurekAlert

Opinion: Microbiology Needs More Math – Mikhail Tikhonov – The Scientist

Fluctuating environments can help cooperating bacteria – Science Daily

How to study the inside of a humpback whale’s blowhole? Drones, of course – Teresa Welsh – The Sacramento Bee

Scientists Generate 3D Map of Gut Microbiome – Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News

Microbes on the market

Research Foundation Calls for Canadian Proposals to Study Dietary Interactions with Microbiota – PR Newswire

October 13, 2017

Today’s digest is short and sweet. Thought-provoking reviews on microbial community dynamics and more.

General Microbiome

Host effects on microbiota community assembly.

Näpflin K. Journal of Animal Ecology

Structural host-microbiota interaction networks.

Guven-Maiorov E. Plus Computational Biology

  REVIEW: Microbiome: Diving deeper into the communities.

Du Toit A. Nature Reviews Microbiology

REVIEW: Stochastic Community Assembly: Does It Matter in Microbial Ecology?

Zhou J. Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews

Human Gut Microbiome

The preadolescent acne microbiome: A prospective, randomized, pilot study investigating characterization and effects of acne therapy.

Coughlin CC. Pediatric Dermatology

Gut microbiome and its role in cardiovascular diseases.

Ahmadmehrabi S. Current Opinions in Cardiology

MicroRNAs-Based Inter-Domain Communication between the Host and Members of the Gut Microbiome.

Williams MR. Frontiers in Microbiology

Steroids, Stress, and the Gut Microbiome-Brain Axis.

Tetel MJ. Journal Neuroendocrinology

 

Plant and soil microbiome

Community Structure of Active Aerobic Methanotrophs in Red Mangrove (Kandelia obovata) Soils Under Different Frequency of Tides.

Shiau YJ. Microbial Ecology

Root transcriptional dynamics induced by beneficial rhizobacteria and microbial immune elicitors reveal signatures of adaptation to mutualists.

Stringlis IA. The Plant Journal

Nasal Microbiome

The commensal lifestyle of Staphylococcus aureus and its interactions with the nasal microbiota.

Krismer B. Nature Reviews Microbiology

Animal experiments and microbiome

Antibiotics, gut microbiome, and obesity.

Leong KSW. Clinical Endocrionology

The sponge microbiome project.

Moitinho-Silva L. Gigascience.

Erratum

Erratum: Strains, functions and dynamics in the expanded Human Microbiome Project.

Lloyd-Price J. Nature

Correction to: More than 2500 years of oil exposure shape sediment microbiomes with the potential for syntrophic degradation of hydrocarbons linked to methanogenesis.

Michas A. Microbiome.

October 12, 2017

Interesting papers from every category (especially in “Animal studies, animal microbiome”), and many on molecular mechanisms. Many of the alerts are from books (specifically on yeasts and soil/plant communities) listed below, so be sure to check their table of contents out!

Events and jobs
Biomedical Scientist – microbiology – Edinburgh, Scotland – Matchtech

Technician (Microbiology) – Birmingham, Alabama – LabCorp

Instructor in Microbiology – Corvallis, OR – Oregon State University

Senior Hospital Scientist Microbiology – Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia – NSW Health Pathology

Unlocking the Microbiome – November 15, London, UK – Microbiology Society

General microbiome
The P/N (Positive-to-Negative Links) Ratio in Complex Networks-A Promising In Silico Biomarker for Detecting Changes Occurring in the Human Microbiome – Zhanshan (Sam) Ma – Microbial Ecology

Dysbiosis and Its Discontents – Katarzyna B. Hooks – mBio

Book: Yeasts in Natural Ecosystems: Ecology – Andrey Yurkov, María I. Pozo
Contains multiple articles of interest.

Pregnancy and early life
Transfer and Persistence of a Multi-Drug Resistance Plasmid in situ of the Infant Gut Microbiota in the Absence of Antibiotic Treatment – Heidi Gumpert – Frontiers in Microbiology

Cesarean Section, Formula Feeding, and Infant Antibiotic Exposure: Separate and Combined Impacts on Gut Microbial Changes in Later Infancy – Farzana Yasmin – Frontiers in Pediatrics

Multi-site human microbiome
Oral Lactobacillus Counts Predict Weight Gain Susceptibility: A 6-Year Follow-Up Study – J.A. Rosing – Obesity Facts

Review: Nutritional habits, risk, and progression of Parkinson disease – Roberto Erro – Journal of Neurology

Review: From Osteoimmunology to Osteomicrobiology: How the Microbiota and the Immune System Regulate Bone – Emory Hsu – Calcified Tissue International

Human respiratory microbiome
Review: Role of microbiota on lung homeostasis and diseases – Jian Wang – Science China Life Sciences

Human gut microbiome
Molecular Mechanism by which Prominent Human Gut Bacteroidetes Utilize Mixed-Linkage Beta-Glucans, Major Health-Promoting Cereal Polysaccharides – Kazune Tamura – Cell Reports

Reciprocal Prioritization to Dietary Glycans by Gut Bacteria in a Competitive Environment Promotes Stable Coexistence – Yunus E. Tuncil – mBio

The gut microbiome in atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease – Zhuye Jie – Nature Communications

Cytotoxic and regulatory roles of mucosal-associated invariant T cells in type 1 diabetes – Ophélie Rouxel – Nature Immunology

Review: How diet can impact gut microbiota to promote or endanger health – Benoit Chassaing – Current Opinion in Gastroenterology

Review: Management of inflammatory bowel disease-related anaemia and iron deficiency with specific reference to the role of intravenous iron in current practice – Jürgen Stein – Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy

Review: Bile acid-microbiota crosstalk in gastrointestinal inflammation and carcinogenesis – Wei Jia – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Review: Environmental triggers in IBD: a review of progress and evidence – Ashwin N. Ananthakrishnan – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Animal experiments
Spatial organization of a model 15-member human gut microbiota established in gnotobiotic mice – Jessica L. Mark Welch – PNAS

Potential role of intratumor bacteria in mediating tumor resistance to the chemotherapeutic drug gemcitabine – Leore T. Geller – Science

Increased weight gain by C-section: Functional significance of the primordial microbiome – Keith A. Martinez II – Science Advances

Epicutaneous Tolerance Induction to a Bystander Antigen Abrogates Colitis and Ileitis in Mice – David Dunkin – Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Dietary fatty acids control the species of N-acyl-phosphatidylethanolamines synthesized by therapeutically modified bacteria in the intestinal tract – Noura S Dosoky – ACS Infectious Diseases

In Vitro Response of Rumen Microbiota to the Antimethanogenic Red Macroalga Asparagopsis taxiformis – Lorenna Machado – Microbial Ecology

Host effects on microbiota community assembly – Kathrin Näpflin – Journal of Animal Ecology
In bumblebees!

Animal microbiome
Comprehensive skin microbiome analysis reveals the uniqueness of human-associated microbial communities among the class Mammalia Ashley Anne Ross – bioRxiv

Extensive Core Microbiome in Drone-Captured Whale Blow Supports a Framework for Health Monitoring – Amy Apprill – mSystems
Drones were involved.

The Microbiome of Seriola lalandi of Wild and Aquaculture Origin Reveals Differences in Composition and Potential Function – Carolina Ramirez – Frontiers in Microbiology

A Novel Lactobacilli-Based Teat Disinfectant for Improving Bacterial Communities in the Milks of Cow Teats with Subclinical Mastitis – Jie Yu – Frontiers in Microbiology

Amplicon sequencing of bacterial microbiota in abortion material from cattle – Sara Vidal – Veterinary Research

Plant, root, and soil microbiome
Book: Soil Biological Communities and Ecosystem Resilience – Editors Martin Lukac, Paola Grenni, Mauro Gamboni
Multiple articles of interest.

Linking nitrogen load to the structure and function of wetland soil and rhizosphere microbial communities – Eric R. Hester – bioRxiv

Template Preparation Affects 16S rRNA High-Throughput Sequencing Analysis of Phyllosphere Microbial Communities – Xiaoyan Tian – Frontiers in Plant Science

Biocontrol of Bacterial Leaf Blight of Rice and Profiling of Secondary Metabolites Produced by Rhizospheric Pseudomonas aeruginosa BRp3 – Sumera Yasmin – Frontiers in Microbiology

Integration of multi-omics techniques and physiological phenotyping within a holistic phenomics approach to study senescence in model and crop plants – Dominik K Großkinsky – Experimental Botany

Gaining Insight into Plant Responses to Beneficial and Pathogenic Microorganisms Using Metabolomic and Transcriptomic Approaches – Fernando Matías Romero – Metabolic Engineering for Bioactive Compounds

Water and extremophile microbiome
Globally Important Haptophyte Algae Use Exogenous Pyrimidine Compounds More Efficiently than Thiamin – Magdalena A. Gutowskaa – mBio

Fungal community dynamics during a marine dinoflagellate (Noctiluca scintillans) bloom – Jing-YunSun – Marine Environmental Research

Built environment
Biodegradation of tetracycline antibiotics in A/O moving-bed biofilm reactor systems – Han-Yu Chen – Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering

Food microbiology
Interindividual Variability in Metabolism of [6]-Shogaol by Gut Microbiota – Pei Wang – Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Microbial technology
Programmed Assembly of Pressure Sensors Using Pattern-Forming Bacteria – Yangxiaolu Cao – Nature Biotechnology
Press: Three words: Synthetic gene circuit. Self-assembling bacteria build pressure sensor – Andrew Silver – The Register

Probiotics / prebiotics / antibiotics
Non-digestible oligosaccharides directly regulate host kinome to modulate host inflammatory responses without alterations in the gut microbiota – Richard Y. Wu – Microbiome

Review: Antibiotics and specialized metabolites from the human microbiota – Walaa K. Mousa – Natural Product Reports

Phages and viruses
Moderate-Throughput Identification and Comparison of Campylobacter-Infecting Bacteriophages – Tylor J. Johnson – bioRxiv

Review: Innate Viral Receptor Signaling Determines Type 1 Diabetes Onset – Zachary J. Morse – Frontiers in Endocrinology

Bioinformatics
A Massively Parallel Sequence Similarity Search for Metagenomic Sequencing Data – Masanori Kakuta – International Journal of Molecular Sciences

Microbes in the news
Hibernating ribosomes help bacteria survive – Saint Louis University – Science Daily
Paper: The cryo-EM structure of hibernating 100S ribosome dimer from pathogenic Staphylococcus aureus – Donna Matzov – Nature Communications

A century-old vaccine vial sheds light on one of medicine’s enduring mysteries – Helen Branswell – STAT News

Predatory bacteria-the quest for a new class of antibiotics – Phys.org

Mind the Gut: Copenhagen Exhibition Explores Bacteria and Feelings – Clara Rodríguez Fernández – Labiotech.eu

Gut Love: Bacteria, Love and Immunology Intersect at Esther Klein Gallery Exhibit – PRWeb

How mouldy mushrooms and frog spawn have been turned into art on Spring Bank – Amgus Young – Hull Daily Mail

Microbes on the market
Kaleido Biosciences and CoreBiome Partner to Accelerate Microbiome Therapeutic Development – Business Wire

Tiffany’s non-microbiology picks
The rise and fall and rise again of 23andMe – Erika Check Hayden – Nature

The future of DNA sequencing – Eric D. Green – Nature

October 11, 2017

Events and jobs

Microbiology Laboratory Analyst – Cork (Ringaskiddy Road, Monkstown, Co. Cork)

 

Pregnancy and early life

Effect of probiotics on perinatal outcome in patients at high risk of preterm birth. – N Kirihara – The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research

 

 

Human oral microbiome

Quantification of carious pathogens in the interdental microbiota of young caries-free adults. – D Bourgeois – PLoS One

 

Human gut microbiome

The gut microbiome in atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease – Z Jie – Nature Communications

Review: The microbiome as a novel paradigm in studying stress and mental health. – RT Liu – The American Psychologist

Review: The mycobiome: Role in health and disease, and as a potential probiotic target in gastrointestinal disease – CL Hager – Digestive and Liver Disease

Review: Selected aspects of the human gut microbiota – M Ventura – Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences

 

Animal experiments 

Modulation of the gut microbiota by the mixture of fish oil and krill oil in high-fat diet-induced obesity mice. – C Ciu – PLoS One

Comparative characterization of bacterial communities in geese fed all-grass or high-grain diets – X Qu – PLoS One

 

Animal microbiome 

Pycnoscelus surinamensis cockroach gut microbiota respond consistently to a fungal diet without mirroring those of fungus-farming termites – C Richards – PLoS One

 

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

The impact of the omics era on the knowledge and use of Lysobacter spp. to control phytopathogenic microorganisms. – G Puopolo – Journal of Applied Microbiology

The effect of pH, electrolytes and temperature on the rhizosphere geochemistry of phytosiderophores. – M Walter – Plant and Soil

Pathogenic potential of environmental resident fungi from ornithogenic soils of Antarctica – JRP Sousa – Fungal Biology

Influences of Different Halophyte Vegetation on Soil Microbial Community at Temperate Salt Marsh – DR Chaudhary – Microbial Ecology

 

Built environment 

Unravelling the core microbiome of biofilms in cooling tower systems. – L Di Gregorio – Biofouling

 

 

Phages and viruses

Ecogenomics of virophages and their giant virus hosts assessed through time series metagenomics – S Roux – Nature Communications

Nasty Prophages and the Dynamics of Antibiotic-Tolerant Persister Cells – A Harms – bioRxiv

 

Techniques

Modified RNA-seq method for microbial community and diversity analysis using rRNA in different types of environmental samples. – YW Yan – PLoS One

A GLM-based latent variable ordination method for microbiome samples. – MB Sohn – Biometrics

Rapid enteric testing to permit targeted antimicrobial therapy, with and without Lactobacillus reuteri probiotics, for paediatric acute diarrhoeal disease in Botswana: A pilot, randomized, factorial, controlled trial – JM Pernica – PLoS One

A Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus S RNA-based Replicon System in Yeast –  K Ishibashi – Scientific Reports

Analyses Approaches for Bacteria – E Ribeiro – Exposure to Microbiological Agents in Indoor and Occupational Environments

 

Microbes in the news

Bacteria self-organize to build working sensors – EurekAlert

Effects of nutritional factors on the intestinal microbiota – Freie Universität

October 10, 2017

Effects of amino acid supplements on metabolic health, a discussion of the broader risks and benefits of microbiome research, a book chapter evaluating microbiome statistical analysis tools.

Events and jobs

Assistant Professor in Microbiology, Tenure Track – Department of Microbiology & Immunology, University of British Columbia

General microbiome

Communicating the promise, risks, and ethics of large-scale, open space microbiome and metagenome research – Daria Shamarina – Microbiome

Pregnancy and early life

Review: Early microbiota, antibiotics and health – Alicja M Nogacka – Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences

Human gut microbiome

Amino acid supplements and metabolic health: a potential interplay between intestinal microbiota and systems control – Francesco Bifari – Genes & Nutrition

Microbial dysbiosis in spouses of ulcerative colitis patients: Any clues to disease pathogenesis? – Dario Sorrentino – World Journal of Gastroenterology

Phages and viruses

Pre-print: Nasty Prophages and the Dynamics of Antibiotic-Tolerant Persister Cells – Alexander Harms – bioRxiv

Bioinformatics

Book Chapter: Processing and Analyzing Human Microbiome Data – Xuan Zhu – Statistical Human Genetics

Interpretation of microbiota-based diagnostics by explaining individual classifier decisions – A Eck – BMC Bioinformatics

Techniques

Pre-print: Umbilical cord blood diagnostics for early onset sepsis in premature infants: detection of bacterial DNA and systemic inflammatory response – Leena B Mithal – bioRxiv

Pre-print: Accuracy of microbial community diversity estimated by closed- and open-reference OTUs – Robert C Edgar – PeerJ

Microbes in the news

Bacteria with synthetic gene circuit self-assemble to build working device with gold nanoparticles – Phys Org

New test identifies antibiotic-resistant bacteria in 30 minutes – The Statesman

Microbes on the market

Summit Highlights Microbiome Preservation During Ridinilazole Treatment in Exploratory Phase 2 Clinical Trial at ID Week 2017 – Globe Newswire