May 28, 2017

Today’s digest includes great reviews on plant-microbe interactions and microbial individual-based ecology (μIBEd).  Lastly, a paper looking at approaches to understanding phage niches.

General Microbiome and Microbiology

Bacterial colonization and succession in a newly opened hospital. Lax S. Science Translational Medicine

Human gut microbiome

Review: Gut microbiota and host defense in critical illness. Jacobs MC. Correct Opinions in Critical Care

Microbiota-gut-brain axis and the central nervous system. Zhu X. Oncotarget

Distinctive microbiomes and metabolites linked with weight loss after gastric bypass, but not gastric banding. Ilhan ZE. ISME Journal

Gut Microbiota: Potential for a Unifying Hypothesis for Prevention and Treatment of Hypertension. Qi Y. Circulation Research

Human microbiome and immune system

Cerebrovascular malformations: Microbiota promotes cerebral cavernous malformations. Ridler C. Nature Review Neurology

Microbiota in T-cell homeostasis and inflammatory diseases. Lee N. Experimental and Molecular Medicine

Microbiota modulation counteracts Alzheimer’s disease progression influencing neuronal proteolysis and gut hormones plasma levels. Bonfili L. Scientific Reports

Animal and insect microbiome

Abiotic and Biotic Factors Regulating Inter-Kingdom Engagement between Insects and Microbe Activity on Vertebrate Remains. Jordan HR. Insects

Microbiome modelling

Review: Advancing microbial sciences by individual-based modelling. Hellweger FL. Nature Reviews Microbiology

Plant, soil, and air microbiome

Ecological effects of soil properties and metal concentrations on the composition and diversity of microbial communities associated with land use patterns in an electronic waste recycling region. Wu W. Science of the Total Environment

Metatranscriptomic analysis of prokaryotic communities active in sulfur and arsenic cycling in Mono Lake, California, USA. Edwardson CF. ISME Journal

Review: Ancestral alliances: Plant mutualistic symbioses with fungi and bacteria. Martin FM. Science

Review: Dimensions of biodiversity in the Earth mycobiome.Peay GY. Nature Reviews Microbiology

Experimental soil warming shifts the fungal community composition at the alpine treeline. Solly EF. New Phytologist

Virology

Metagenomic Approaches to Assess Bacteriophages in Various Environmental Niches. Hayes S. Virus

Bacteriophage transfer during faecal microbiota transplantation in <i>Clostridium difficile</i> infection is associated with treatment outcome. Zuo T. Gut Microbiota

May 27, 2017

Today’s digest has some great papers in the section-Plant, root and soil microbiome

General microbiome

Concentration and Viability of Bacterial Aerosols Associated with Weather in Asian Continental Outflow: Current Understanding – D Zhang – Aerosol Science and Engineering

Specific Virus-Host Genome Interactions Revealed By Tethered Chromosome Conformation Capture – H Li – bioRxiv

Metabolic Integration of Bacterial Endosymbionts through Antimicrobial Peptides – P Mergaert – Trends in Microbiology

Isolation and Characterization of Phenol-Degrading Psychrotolerant Yeasts – N Filipowicz – Water, Air, & Soil Pollution

 

Animal microbiome

Impact of dietary Moringa oleifera leaves on intestinal pathogenic load and histological structure of growing rabbits raised under heat-stress conditions – AY El-Badawi – Animal Production Science

CD44 deletion leading to attenuation of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis results from alterations in gut microbiome in mice – KN Chitrala – European Journal of Immunology

Meta-analysis To Define a Core Microbiota in the Swine Gut – DB Holman – mSystems

 

Plant, root and soil microbiome

Let the Core Microbiota Be Functional – P Lemanceau – Trends in Plant Science

Phytobiomes – Editor-in-Chief: CA Young

Bio-mining the forest ecosystem of North East India for identification of antimicrobial metabolites from fungi through submerged fermentation – SI Devi – Bioresource Technology

Kisameet Glacial Clay: an Unexpected Source of Bacterial Diversity – SL Svensson – mBio

Microbiome-on-a-Chip: New Frontiers in Plant–Microbiota Research – CE Stanley – Trends in Microbiology

Soil microbial properties as affected by short-term contrasting tillages and cropping systems in a rainfed agro-ecosystem of Northern Odisha – KN Mishra – Evolutionary Ecology

Comparison of rhizosphere properties as affected by different Bt- and non-Bt-cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) genotypes and fertilization – M Ahamd – Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

Soil fungal diversity in natural grasslands of the Tibetan Plateau: associations with plant diversity and productivity – T Yang – New Phytologist

Bacterial Microbiome and Nematode Occurrence in Different Potato Agricultural Soils – JD Castillo – Microbial Ecology

Lipopeptides produced by B. amyloliquefaciens NJN-6 altered the soil fungal community and non-ribosomal peptides genes harboring microbial community – J Yuan – Applied Soil Ecology

The differential impact of a native and a non-native ragwort species (Senecioneae) on the first and second trophic level of the rhizosphere food web – P Harkes – Oikos

 

Food microbiology

Impact of thistle rennet from Carlina acanthifolia All. subsp. acanthifolia on bacterial diversity and dynamics of a specialty Italian raw ewes’ milk cheese – F Cardinali – International Journal of Food Microbiology

High-throughput metataxonomic characterization of the raw milk microbiota identifies changes reflecting lactation stage and storage conditions – CJ Doyle – International Journal of Food Microbiology

 

Built environment microbiology

Direct treatment of high-strength soft drink wastewater using a down-flow hanging sponge reactor: performance and microbial community dynamics – J Liao – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

 

Techniques

Comparative Genomic Analysis Reveals Habitat-Specific Genes and Regulatory Hubs within the Genus Novosphingobium – R Kumar – mSystems

Fermentation quality, in vitro digestibility and aerobic stability of total mixed ration silages prepared with whole-plant corn (Zea mays L.) and hulless barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) straw – X Yuan – Animal Production Science

Investigation of compatible solutes synthesis and transport of Virgibacillus halodenitrificans PDB-F2 with complete genome analysis – Y Zhou – International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation

An 18S rRNA Workflow for Characterizing Protists in Sewage, with a Focus on Zoonotic Trichomonads – JM Maritz – Microbial Ecology

 

More microbes

HIV Persistence Alters CXCR4 Expression Patterns In OP9-DL1-Mediated Differentiation Of In Vitro Infected Human Cord Blood CD34+ Cells – T Tsukamoto – bioRxiv

Bacterial Virus Ontology; Coordinating across Databases – C Hulo – MDPI

 

Microbes in news

New insights into the ancestors of all complex life – University of Bristol – News

How a Usually Harmless Bacteria Ended Up Killing 18 People in Wisconsin – S Zhang – The Atlantic

Where you can check beaches for bacteria – Daily Herald

Beware: How to avoid rare flesh-eating bacteria in Chesapeake Bay – M Basch – WTOP

Gut Microbiome Affects Two Nervous System Diseases – AL Komarrof – Journal Watch

Solution to many global challenges may be right under our feet – G Dufficy – AgriLand

Bugging cancer: gut bacteria and the big C – V Martinez – The Irish Times

 

Non-microbiology picks

Marginal Returns And Levels Of Research Grant Support Among Scientists Supported By The National Institutes Of Health – MS Lauer – bioRxiv

Conservation and restoration practices in humid climates – D Tejeda Sartorius – CAB Direct

May 25, 2017

A review on the “vine and wine” microbiomes, a fungus that can infect and kill mosquitos through interaction with the gut microbiota, an introduction to the viruses of coral reefs.

General microbiome

The Role of Microbiota and Immunobiotics in Granulopoiesis of Immunocompromised Hosts – Susana Salva – Frontiers in Immunology

Successive range expansion promotes diversity and accelerates evolution in spatially structured microbial populations – Felix Goldschmidt – The ISME Journal

Human gut microbiome

TGF-β in inflammatory bowel disease: a key regulator of immune cells, epithelium, and the intestinal microbiota – Sozaburo Ihara – Journal of Gastroenterology

Review: Towards an Integrative Understanding of Diet–Host–Gut Microbiome Interactions – Mark N Read – Frontiers in Immunology

Review: Genes, emotions and gut microbiota: The next frontier for the gastroenterologist – Arturo Panduro – World Journal of Gastroenterology

Animal experiments

Modulation of the gut microbiota impacts non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: a potential role for bile acids – Aafke WF Janssen – Journal of Lipid Research

Antimicrobial peptides extend lifespan in Drosophila – Gerrit Loch – PLOS ONE

Animal microbiome

Bacterial diversity of cosmopolitan Culex pipiens and invasive Aedes japonicus from Germany – Sina Zotzmann – Parasitology Research

Comparison of Microbiomes between Red Poultry Mite Populations (Dermanyssus gallinae): Predominance of Bartonella-like Bacteria – Jan Hubert – Microbial Ecology

* Insect pathogenic fungus interacts with the gut microbiota to accelerate mosquito mortality – Ge Wei – PNAS

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Leaf bacterial diversity mediates plant diversity and ecosystem function relationships – Isabelle Laforest-Lapointe – Nature

Alpine soil carbon is vulnerable to rapid microbial decomposition under climate cooling – Linwei Wu – The ISME Journal

Review: From Vineyard Soil to Wine Fermentation: Microbiome Approximations to Explain the “terroir” Concept – Ignacio Belda – Frontiers in Microbiology

Phages and viruses

Differentiation and Structure in Sulfolobus islandicus Rod-Shaped Virus Populations – Maria A Bautista – Viruses

Review: Virus–host interactions and their roles in coral reef health and disease – Rebecca Vega Thurber – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Metabolomics

Inter-individual Recovery of the Microbiota and Metabolome Over Time Following Fecal Microbiota Transplantation in Patients with Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection – Anna M Seekatz – bioRxiv

Metabolic profiling by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry of energy metabolism in high-fat diet-fed obese mice – Daxesh P Patel – PLOS ONE

Review: Livestock metabolomics and the livestock metabolome: A systematic review – Seyed Ali Goldansaz – PLOS ONE

Techniques

Review: A diverse community to study communities: integration of experiments and mathematical models to study microbial consortia – Antonella Succurro – Journal of Bacteriology

More microbes

Decoding and reprogramming fungal iterative nonribosomal peptide synthetases – Dayu Yu – Nature Communications

Microbes in the news

Companies Pursue Diagnostics that Mine the Microbiome – Andrea Anderson – The Scientist

The fungal microbiome contributes to alcohol-induced liver damage in mice – EurekAlert

May 24, 2017

Human Microbiome

Non-pylori Helicobacters (NHPHs) induce shifts in gastric microbiota in Helicobacter pylori-infected patients – Peng et al. – Frontiers in Microbiology

Association between body mass index and Firmicutes/Bacteroidetes ratio in an adult Ukrainian population – Koliada et al. – BMC Microbiology

The effect of heritability and host genetics on the gut microbiota and metabolic syndrome – Young Lim et al. – Gut (BMJ)

Fungal microbiota dysbiosis in IBD – Sokol et al. – Gut (BMJ)

A tale of two risks: smoking, diabetes and the subgingival microbiome – Ganesan et al. – The ISME Journal

Animal Microbiome

The Structural and Functional Capacity of Ruminal and Cecal Microbiota in Growing Cattle Was Unaffected by Dietary Supplementation of Linseed Oil and Nitrate  – Popova et al. – Frontiers in Microbiology

Probiotics – Prebiotics

Gut Bacteria Missing in Severe Acute Malnutrition, Can We Identify Potential Probiotics by Culturomics? – Tidjani Alou et al – Frontiers in Microbiology

Detection and Physicochemical Characterization of Membrane Vesicles (MVs) of Lactobacillus reuteri DSM 17938 –  Grande et al. – Frontiers in Microbiology

Review: Resistant Starch Regulates Gut Microbiota: Structure, Biochemistry and Cell Signalling – Yang et al. – Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry

Food Microbiology

A Functional Metagenomic Analysis of Tetracycline Resistance in Cheese Bacteria – Flórez et al. – Frontiers in Microbiology

Extensive Horizontal Gene Transfer in Cheese-Associated Bacteria – Bonham et al. – BioRxiv

Food Safety in the Age of Next Generation Sequencing, Bioinformatics, and Open Data Access – Taboada et al. – Frontiers in Microbiology

In vitro assessment of Pediococcus acidilactici Kp10 for its potential use in the food industry – Abbasiliasi et al. – BMC Microbiology

Pathogen Research

In-depth Profiling of MvfR-Regulated Small Molecules in Pseudomonas aeruginosa after Quorum Sensing Inhibitor Treatment – Allegretta et al. – Frontiers in Microbiology

Metabolic anticipation in Mycobacterium tuberculosis – Eoh et al. – Nature Microbiology

Predicting Drug Resistance Evolution: Antimicrobial Peptides Vs. Antibiotics – Yi et al. – BioRxiv

Environmental Microbiology

Undocumented Potential For Primary Productivity In A Globally-Distributed Bacterial Photoautotroph – Graham et al. – BioRxiv

Epibionts dominate metabolic functional potential of Trichodesmium colonies from the oligotrophic ocean – Frischkorn et al. – The ISME Journal

Bioinformatics

BSocial: Deciphering Social Behaviors within Mixed Microbial Populations – Purswani et al. – Frontiers in Microbiology

A Phylogenetic Method To Perform Genome-Wide Association Studies In Microbes That Accounts For Population Structure And Recombination – Collins and Didelot – BioRxiv

Association Mapping From Sequencing Reads Using K-mers – Rahman et al. – BioRxiv

MATAM: Reconstruction Of Phylogenetic Marker Genes From Short Sequencing Reads In Metagenomes – Pericard et al. – BioRxiv

Other

Perspective: Our path to better science in less time using open data science tools – Stewart Lowndes et al. – Nature Ecology & Evolution

Teaching genetics prior to teaching evolution improves evolution understanding but not acceptance –  Mead et al. – PLoS Biology

Review: Adaptations of archaeal and bacterial membranes to variations in temperature, pH and pressure – Siliakus et al. – Extremophiles

May 23, 2017

Today’s microbiome is packed with thought-provoking insights from the status of Microbiology today and in-depth look at what is REALLY in our drinking water.

General Microbiome and Microbiology

Big Questions in Microbiology Mizrahi V. Cell

Human gut microbiome

Uncovering the trimethylamine-producing bacteria of the human gut microbiota. Rath S. Microbiome

The effects of micronutrient deficiencies on bacterial species from the human gut microbiota.Hibberd MC. Science Translational Medicine

Human microbiome and immune system

Potential Impact of Nutrition on Immune System Recovery from Heavy Exertion: A Metabolomics Perspective.Nieman DC. Nutrients

Animal and insect microbiome

Major changes in microbial diversity and community composition across gut sections of a juvenile Panchlora cockroach. Gontang EA. Plus One

A metagenomic approach to discover a novel β-glucosidase from bovine rumensSuwan E. Pure and Applied Chemistry, 2017

Plant, soil, and air microbiome

Tomato root microbiota and Phytophthora parasitica-associated disease. Larousse M. Microbiome

Distance decay relationships in foliar fungal endophytes are driven by rare taxa. Oono R. Environmental Microbiology

Carbon‐driven enrichment of the crucial nitrate reducing bacteria in limed peat soil microcosms. Zhu Y. Letters in applied Microbiology

Using community trait-distributions to assign microbial responses to pH changes and Cd in forest soils treated with wood ash. Cruz-Paredes C. Soil Biology and Biochemistry.

Inland waters and ocean microbiome

Stable microbial communities in the sponge Crambe crambe from inside and outside a polluted Mediterranean harbor.Gantt SE.FEMS Microbiology Letters.

Nutrient stoichiometry shapes microbial community structure in a shallow evaporitic pondLee ZMP.  Frontiers in Microbiology

Impact of drinking water treatment and distribution on the microbiome continuum: an ecological disturbance’s perspective. Zhang Y. Environmental Microbiology

Faecal microbiome 

Changes in microbial ecology after fecal microbiota transplantation for recurrent C. difficile infection affected by underlying inflammatory bowel disease.Khanna S. Microbiome

Probiotics

Antioxidant Properties of Probiotic Bacteria. Wang Y. Nutrients

 STUDYING HOST-MICROBIOTA MUTUALISM USING GNOTOBIOTIC DROSOPHILA. Ma D.Old Herborn University Seminar Monograph 30

Virology

Pre-Symptomatic Diagnosis of Ebola Virus Infection. Navalkar K. Emerging disease and Virology   2017

Succession in the petroleum reservoir microbiome through an oil field production lifecycle.Vigneron A. The ISME Journal

Preprint 

Metabarcoding monitoring analysis: the pros and cons of using co-extracted environmental DNA and RNA data to assess offshore oil production impacts on benthic communities. Laroche O. PeerJ

May 22, 2017

Events and jobs
Microscopist Asbestos/Microbiology – EMSL Analytical, Seattle, WA

Technician (Microbiology Team) – AsureQuality (AQ), Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

Laboratory Technician I (Microbiology & Genetics) – IDEXX, Columbia, MO, US

Associate Scientist Molecular Microbiology – CheckMark Labrecruitment, South Holland

Human respiratory microbiome
Review: Infection-mediated asthma: etiology, mechanisms and treatment options, with focus on Chlamydia pneumoniae and macrolides – Wilmore C. Webley – Respiratory Research

Human gut microbiome
Review: The bidirectional gut-brain-microbiota axis as a potential nexus between traumatic brain injury, inflammation, and disease – Mark Sundman – Brain, Behavior, and Immunity

Clinical Trial Watch: ‘Targeting the gut-liver axis in liver disease’ – Reiner Wiest – Journal of Hepatology

Gluten-degrading bacteria are present in the human small intestine of healthy volunteers and celiac patients – Alexandra R. Herran – Research in Microbiology

The sialate O-acetylesterase EstA from gut Bacteroidetes species enables sialidase-mediated cross-species foraging of 9-O-acetylated sialoglycans – Lloyd S. Robinson – Journal of Biological Chemistry

Plant, root, and soil microbiome
Seasonal soil microbial responses are limited to changes in functionality at two Alpine forest sites differing in altitude and vegetation – José A. Siles A. Siles – Scientific Reports

Review: Evolutionary Ecology of Multitrophic Interactions between Plants, Insect Herbivores and Entomopathogens – Ikkei Shikano – Journal of Chemical Ecology

Pseudomonas chlororaphis produces two distinct R-tailocins that contribute to bacterial competition in biofilms and on roots – Robert J. Dorosky – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome
Review: A multiomics approach to study the microbiome response to phytoplankton blooms – Liyan Song – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Antibiotics/probiotics/prebiotics
The Resistome Of Important Human Pathogens – Christian Munck – bioRxiv

Phages and viruses
Embracing the enemy: the diversification of microbial gene repertoires by phage-mediated horizontal gene transfer – Marie Touchon – Current Opinion in Microbiology
Part of a themed issue on MGE-HGT in prokaryotes

Bioinformatics
StrainSeeker: fast identification of bacterial strains from raw sequencing reads using user-provided guide trees – Märt Roosaare – PeerJ

Microbes in the news
Bacteria could lead to cleaner methane power – Jon Fingas – Engadget

Luminous bacteria will help to measure radioactivity – Siberian Federal University – EurekAlert!

A ‘Superbug’ Fungus Is Spreading Across The US – Kristen V. Brown – Gizmodo

Research shows that gut bacteria tells their hosts what to eat – Cordis News

Indian researchers use a novel route to kill TB bacteria – R. Prasad – The Hindu

Bacteria Hysteria
Cash is even grosser than you knew: Dangerous bacteria survive on paper money, study finds – James Dennin – AOL

May 21, 2017

Events and jobs

FULLY FUNDED POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW POSITION TO STUDY MICROBIOME-BEHAVIOR INTERACTIONS: PORTUGAL

General microbiome

Bioinorganic antimicrobial strategies in the resistance era – Regiel-Futyra et al, Coordination Chemistry Reviews

Biofilm microenvironment induces a widespread adaptive amino-acid fermentation pathway conferring strong fitness advantage in Escherichia coli – Letoffe et al, PLoS Genetics

A bloodstream infection by Ruminococcus gnavus in a patient with a gall bladder perforation – Kim et al, Anerobe

Microbial community compositional analysis for membrane bioreactor treating antibiotics containing wastewater – Zhu et al, Chemical Engineering Journal

Thermophilic Moorella thermoautotrophica-immobilized cathode enhanced microbial electrosynthesis of acetate and formate from CO2 – Yu et al, Bioelectrochemistry

Arumberiamorph structure in modern microbial mats: implications for Ediacaran palaeobiology – Kolesnikov et al, Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France

Succession in the petroleum reservoir microbiome through an oil field production lifecycle – Vigneron et al, ISME

Human respiratory microbiome

Population Genomic Analysis of 1,777 Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase-Producing Klebsiella pneumoniae Isolates, Houston, Texas: Unexpected Abundance of Clonal Group 307 – Long et al, Mbio

Human oral microbiome

Pro-resolving mediators in the regulation of periodontal disease – Van Dyke, Molecular Aspects of Medicine

A structure-derived snap-trap mechanism of a multispecific serpin from the dysbiotic human oral microbiome – Goulas et al, Journal of Biological Chemistry

Human gut microbiome

Is frozen fecal microbiota transplantation as effective as fresh fecal microbiota transplantation in patients with recurrent or refractory clostridium difficile infection: a meta-analysis? – Tang et al, Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease

Weight-loss interventions and gut microbiota changes in overweight and obese patients: a systematic review – Seganfredo et al, Obesity Reviews

 

Dysbiosis of Gut Microbiome and Its Impact on Epigenetic Regulation – Lee et al, Journal of Clinical Epigenetics

Hypoxia and Inactivity Related Physiological Changes (Constipation, Inflammation) Are Not Reflected at the Level of Gut Metabolites and Butyrate Producing Microbial Community: The PlanHab Study – Sket et al, Frontiers in Physiology

Is there a potential role of fecal microbiota transplantation in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease? – Eun, Intestinal Research

Diet and contaminants: driving the rise to obesity epidemics? – Di Ciaula and Portincasa, Current Medical Chemistry

How to: Establish and run a stool bank – Terveer et al, Clinical Microbiology and Infection

Animal experiments

Transforming growth factor β: a master regulator of the gut microbiota and immune cell interactions – Bauche and Marie, Clinical and Translational Immunology

Aloin, a Component of the Aloe Vera Plant Leaf, Induces Pathological Changes and Modulates the Composition of Microbiota in the Large Intestine of F344/N Male Rats – Boudraeu et al, Toxicology Science

Diabetes-associated microbiota in fa/fa rats is modified by Roux-en-Y gastric bypass – Arora et al, ISME

Absorption and degradation of sulfated polysaccharide from pacific abalone in in vitro and in vivo models – Ai et al, Journal of Functional Foods

Dietary ZnO nanoparticles alters intestinal microbiota and inflammation response in weaned piglets – Xia et al, Oncotarget

Dietary delta-tocotrienol favors abundance and diversity of beneficial microbiomes in obese male mice – Shen et al, FASEB

Bile acid binding resin prevents fat accumulation through intestinal microbiota in high-fat diet-induced obesity in mice – Kusumoto et al, Metabolism

In vitro ability of mastitis causing pathogens to form biofilms – Schonborn et al, Journal of Dairy Research

Dysbiosis of Intestinal Microbiota and Decreased Antimicrobial Peptide Level in Paneth Cells during Hypertriglyceridemia-Related Acute Necrotizing Pancreatitis in Rats – Huang et al, Frontiers in Microbiology

Effects of replacing Leymus chinensis with whole-crop wheat hay on Holstein bull apparent digestibility, plasma parameters, rumen fermentation, and microbiota – Niu et al, Scientific Reports

Physiological responses of insects to microbial fermentation products: insights from the interactions between Drosophila and acetic acid – Kim et al, Journal of Insect Physiology

Animal microbiome

Molecular detection by analysis of the 16S rRNA gene of fecal coliform bacteria from the two Korean Apodemus species (Apodemus agrarius and A. peninsulae) – Rahman et al, Genetics and Molecular Research

Detection and genetic characterization of Pasteurella multocida from alpaca (Vicugna pacos) pneumonia cases – Rimac et al, Tropical Animal Health and Production

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Soil depth and crop determinants of bacterial communities under ten biofuel cropping systems – Zhang et al, Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Ground cover and slope exposure effects on micro- and mesobiota in forest soils – Gomez-Brandon et al, Ecological Indicators

Root chemical traits and their roles in belowground biotic interactions – Tsunoda and van Dam, Pedobiologia

Proteomics analysis of Fusarium proliferatum under various initial pH during fumonisin production – Li et al, Journal of Proteomics

Culturable bacterial diversity from the chestnut (Castanea sativa Mill.) phyllosphere and antagonism against the fungi causing the chestnut blight and ink diseases – Valverde et al, AIMS Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

The removal of nitrogen compounds from farming wastewater – The effect of different carbon substrates and different microbial activators – Mankiewicz-Boczek et al, Ecological Engineering

How do physicochemical properties influence the toxicity of silver nanoparticles on freshwater decomposers of plant litter in streams? – Batista et al, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

The heterogeneity of composition and assembly processes of the microbial community between different nutrient loading lake zones in Taihu Lake – Zhao et al, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Towards a sustainable biobased industry – Highlighting the impact of extremophiles – Kruger et al, New Biotechnology

Distribution and genetic diversity of microbial populations in the pilot-scale biofilter for simultaneous removal of ammonia, iron and manganese from real groundwater – Cheng et al, Chemosphere

Pilot plant demonstration of stable and efficient high rate biological nutrient removal with low dissolved oxygen conditions – Keene et al, Water Research

Study on The Removal of Hexavalent Chromium from Contaminated Groundwater using Emulsified Vegetable Oil – Wen et al, Process Safety and Environmental Protection

A Novel Roseosiphophage Isolated from the Oligotrophic South China Sea – Yang et al, Viruses

Oxidative Stickland reactions in an obligate aerobic organism — amino acid catabolism in the Crenarchaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus – Stark et al, FEBS

Microbial Diversity in Extreme Marine Habitats and Their Biomolecules – Poli et al, Microorganisms

Methanogenic community was stable in two contrasting freshwater marshes exposed to elevated atmospheric CO2 – Lin et al, Frontiers in Microbiology

Plant-microbial interactions in agriculture and the use of farming systems to improve diversity and productivity – Ishaq, AIMS Microbiology

Effect of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi on survival and growth of micropropagated Comanthera mucugensis spp. mucugensis (Eriocaulaceae) – Pereira et al, African Journal of Agricultural Research

Native communities of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi associated with Capsicum annuum L. respond to soil properties and agronomic management under field conditions – Carballar-Hernandez et al, Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment

Food microbiology

Microbial cell-free extracts affect the biochemical characteristics and sensorial quality of sourdough bread – Cavallo et al, Food Chemistry

Analysis of the microbiota of refrigerated chopped parsley after treatments with a coating containing enterocin AS-48 or by high-hydrostatic pressure – Burgos et al, Food Research International

Microorganisms Found in MPR and Packaged Produce and Their Detection Methods – Acar and Soyer, Minimally Processed Refridgerated Fruits and Vegetables, Food Engineering Series

Applications of Kluyveromyces marxianus in Biotechnology – Varela et al, Yeast Diversity in Human Welfare

Mucin- and carbohydrate-stimulated adhesion and subproteome changes of the probiotic bacterium Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM – Celebioglu et al, Journal of Proteomics

Techniques

Metaproteomics-guided selection of targeted enzymes for bioprospecting of mixed microbial communities – Speda et al, Biotechnology Biofuels

Microbes in the news

Probiotics are popular, but some questions remain – Reading Eagle