May 19, 2015

Two papers today on the microbiome of the Giant Panda – it’s not good at digesting bamboo!

Microbiome of pregnancy and birth

Bacterial community structure associated with elective cesarean section versus vaginal delivery in Chinese newborns – Liu D, et al. – J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr

The microbiota at multiple body sites during pregnancy in a rural Tanzanian population and the effects of Moringa supplemented probiotic yogurt – Jordan E. Bisanz – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Review: Gut microbiome and immunity: possible role in sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) – Paul N. Goldwater – Frontiers in Immunology

Human oral microbiome

Microbiome Profiles in Periodontitis in Relation to Host and Disease Characteristics
Bo-Young Hong – PLOS ONE

Review: The human saliva proteome: overview and emerging methods for characterization
Timothy J. Griffin – SPIE Proceedings

Human gut microbiome

Deviations in human gut microbiota: a novel diagnostic test for determining dysbiosis in patients with IBS or IBD – C. Casén – Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Schisandra chinensis fruit modulates the gut microbiota composition in association with metabolic markers in obese women : a randomized, double-blind placebo controlled study – Mi-young Song – Nutrition Research

Gut Microbial Succession Follows Acute Secretory Diarrhea in Humans – Lawrence A. David – mBio

Food Fight: Our gut microbes are no fans of junk food – Laura Beil – Science News

Human vaginal microbiome

Review: Antimicrobial and immune modulatory effects of lactic acid and short chain fatty acids produced by vaginal microbiota associated with eubiosis and bacterial vaginosis – Muriel Aldunate – Frontiers in Physiology

Microbiome models

Composition and function of the undernourished neonatal mouse intestinal microbiome – Geoffrey A. Preidis – The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry

Maternal microbiota regulate glucocorticoids levels and placental development in mice – Maha Al-Asmakh – Endocrine Abstracts

Different Dynamic Patterns of β-Lactams, Quinolones, Glycopeptides and Macrolides on Mouse Gut Microbial Diversity – Jia Yin – PLOS ONE

Relationships Between Diet-Related Changes in the Gut Microbiome and Cognitive Flexibility – K.R. Magnusson – Neuroscience

Physiological variability in volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in exhaled breath and released from faeces due to nutrition- and somatic growth in a standardized caprine animal model – Sina Fischer – Journal of Breath Research

Animal microbiome

The Bamboo-Eating Giant Panda Harbors a Carnivore-Like Gut Microbiota, with Excessive Seasonal Variations – Zhengsheng Xue – mBio

The evolution of the gut microbiota in the giant and the red pandas – Ying Li – Scientific Reports

Patterns of Gut Bacterial Colonization in Three Primate Species – Erin A. McKenney – PLOS ONE

Skin bacteria provide early protection for newly metamorphosed southern leopard frogs (Rana sphenocephala) against the frog-killing fungus, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis
Whitney M. Holden – Biological Conservation

Plant and Soil microbiome

Bacterial and Fungal Communities in a Degraded Ombrotrophic Peatland Undergoing Natural and Managed Re-Vegetation – David R. Elliott – PLOS ONE

Response of soil, leaf endosphere and phyllosphere bacterial communities to elevated CO2 and soil temperature in a rice paddy – Gaidi Ren – Plant and Soil

Patterns in Species Persistence and Biomass Production in Soil Microcosms Recovering from a Disturbance Reject a Neutral Hypothesis for Bacterial Community Assembly
Fen-Guo Zhang – PLOS ONE

Time-dependent effect of graphene on the structure, abundance and function of the soil bacterial community – Wenjie Ren – Journal of Hazardous Materials

Patterns in Wetland Microbial Community Composition and Functional Gene Repertoire Associated with Methane Emissions – Shaomei He – mBio

Nano titania aided clustering and adhesion of beneficial bacteria to plant roots to enhance crop growth and stress management – G. M. Palmqvist – Scientific Reports

Review: Future challenges and perspectives for applying microbial biotechnology in sustainable agriculture based on a better understanding of plant-microbiome interactions – J. M. Barea – Journal of soil science and plant nutrition

Water microbiome

The influence of land-use, nutrients, and geography on microbial communities and fecal indicator abundance at Lake Michigan beaches – Danielle D. Cloutier – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Microbial responses to changes in flow status in temporary headwater streams: a cross-system comparison – Catherine M. Febria – Frontiers in Microbiology

Built environment microbiome

Distribution and population structure characteristics of microorganisms in urban sewage system – Yanchen Liu – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Extremophile microbiome

Microbial Community in High Arsenic Shallow Groundwater Aquifers in Hetao Basin of Inner Mongolia, China – Ping Li – PLOS ONE

Microbial diversity in engineered haloalkaline environments shaped by shared geochemical drivers observed in natural analogues – Talitha C. Santini – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Metagenomic characterization of biodiversity in the extremely arid desert soils of Kazakhstan – O. V. Kutovaya – Eurasian Soil Science

Archaeal Communities in a Heterogeneous Hypersaline-Alkaline Soil – Yendi E. Navarro-Noya – Archaea

Food microbiology

An Integrated Metagenomics/Metaproteomics Investigation of the Microbial Communities and Enzymes in Solid-state Fermentation of Pu-erh tea – Ming Zhao – Scientific Reports

Review: Foodomics in microbiological investigations – Yong-Jiang Xu – Current Opinion in Food Science

Metagenomics and Bioinformatics

Review: Metagenomics: Tools and Insights for Analyzing Next-Generation Sequencing Data Derived from Biodiversity Studies – Anastasis Oulas – Bioinformatics and Biology Insights

Toward accurate molecular identification of species in complex environmental samples: testing the performance of sequence filtering and clustering methods – Jullien M. Flynn – Ecology and Evolution

Divergence thresholds and divergent biodiversity estimates: can metabarcoding reliably describe zooplankton communities? – Emily A. Brown – Ecology and Evolution

Sharing is caring – Claudio Nunes-Alves – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Microbes in the news

Kitty Kickstarter: See the Microbes That Live in Your Cat – Becky Oskin – Live Science

Eden unveils The Human Microbiome this week – West Briton

Bodyguards for precious seeds—without chemical mace – Phys.org

Panda poop reveals they’re bad at digesting bamboo – Laura Geggel – CBS News

Giant Panda Microbiome Ill-Suited for Bamboo Diet, Study Finds – Genome Web

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