September 21, 2015

Microbiome Digest is back!

Today’s digest features nasal microbiomes of infants, oral microbiome of denture wearers, skin microbiome composition and outcome of infection, Atacama desert soil microbiome, and a comprehensive tree of life.

General microbiome

Viewpoint: The Human Microbiome and the Future Practice of Medicine – David A. Relman – JAMA

Review: Understanding Microbiome Data: A Primer for Clinicians – Seksik P. – Digestive Diseases

Pregnancy and birth microbiome

Minimally Invasive Sampling Method Identifies Differences in Taxonomic Richness of Nasal Microbiomes in Young Infants Associated with Mode of Delivery – Meghan H. Shilts – Host Microbe Interactions

Review: Microbiome and pediatric atopic dermatitis – Claire E. Powers – The Journal of Dermatology

Editorial: Metaproteomic analysis adds a functional glimpse into host-microbe succession in an infant’s GI – Joshua E. Elias – Proteomics

Human oral microbiome

The Oral Microbiome of Denture Wearers Is Influenced by Levels of Natural Dentition – Lindsay E. O’Donnell – PLOS ONE

Forensic Identification in Teeth with Caries – Esther Alia-García – Forensic Science International

Review: Oral Microbiome Metabolism: From “Who Are They?” to “What Are They Doing?” – N. Takahashi – Journal of Dental Research

Review: Polymicrobial Candida biofilms: friends and foe in the oral cavity – Lindsay E. O’Donnell – FEMS Yeast Research
Review: Defining periodontal health – Angelo Mariotti and Arthur F Hefti – BMC Oral Health

Review: Can oral infection be a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease? – Ingar Olsen and Sim K. Singhrao – Journal of Oral Microbiology

Review: The commensal microbiota and the development of human disease – an introduction – Philip D. Marsh – Journal of Oral Microbiology

Human skin microbiome

The Human Skin Microbiome Associates with the Outcome of and Is Influenced by Bacterial Infection – Julia J. van Rensburg – mBio

Review: Turning the inside out: The microbiology of atopic dermatitis – Harald Brüssow – Environmental Microbiology

Review: Microbiome and pediatric atopic dermatitis – Claire E. Powers – The Journal of Dermatology

Human gut microbiome

Decompensated cirrhosis and microbiome interpretation – Jasmohan S. Bajaj – Nature

The role of whole-grain barley on human fecal microbiota and metabolome – Maria De Angelis – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Experimental hookworm infection and escalating gluten challenges are associated with increased microbial richness in celiac subjects – Paul Giacomin – Scientific Reports

Intestinal microbiota and anastomotic leakage of stapled colorectal anastomoses: a pilot study – Jasper B. van Praagh – Surgical Endoscopy

Dysbiosis in the Gut Microbiota of Patients with Multiple Sclerosis, with a Striking Depletion of Species Belonging to Clostridia XIVa and IV Clusters – Sachiko Miyake – PLOS ONE

Identification of key taxa that favor intestinal colonization of Clostridium difficile in an adult Chinese population – Silan Gu- Microbes and Infection

Long Term Development of Gut Microbiota Composition in Atopic Children: Impact of Probiotics – N. B. M. M. Rutten – PLOS ONE

Review: Does the buck stop with the bugs?: an overview of microbial dysbiosis in rheumatoid arthritis – Pulukool Sandhya – International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases

Review: Potential role of gut microbiota and tissue barriers in Parkinson’s disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis – Xin Fang – International Journal of Neuroscience

Editorial: Did you know that your cravings might be microbes controlling your mind?
A. Zakrisson – Acta Physiologica

Human reproductive tract microbiome

Vaginal microbiome and metabolome highlight specific signatures of bacterial vaginosis
B. Vitali – European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

In situ metabolism in halite endolithic microbial communities of the hyperarid Atacama Desert – Alfonso F. Davila – Frontiers in Microbiology

Pervasive Effects of Wildfire on Foliar Endophyte Communities in Montane Forest Trees
Yu-Ling Huang – Plant Microbe Interactions

Interrelated effects of mycorrhiza and free-living nitrogen fixers cascade up to aboveground herbivores – Botir Khaitov – Ecology and Evolution

Soil Parameters Drive the Structure, Diversity and Metabolic Potentials of the Bacterial Communities Across Temperate Beech Forest Soil Sequences – M. Jeanbille – Soil Microbiology

Composition of fungal soil communities varies with plant abundance and geographic origin – Vanessa Reininger – AoB Plants

Analysis of a Pool of Small Plasmids from Soil Heterotrophic Cultivable Bacterial Communities – Maria Cristiana Papaleo – The Open Microbiology Journal

Water microbiome

Influence of streambed substratum composition on stream microbial communities exposed to the fungicide tebuconazole – Florence Donnadieu – Freshwater Biology

Built environment microbiome

Microbial Density on Electronic Devices – Sulan Kith – Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci

Food microbiology

The microbiota of high-moisture mozzarella cheese produced with different acidification methods – Angela Guidone – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Review: Metagenomic insights into the dynamics of microbial communities in food
Gilles Kergourlay – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Bioinformatics and metagenomics

Improved metagenome assemblies and taxonomic binning using long-read circular consensus sequence data – Jeremy A. Frank – BioRxiv

More microbes

Synthesis of phylogeny and taxonomy into a comprehensive tree of life – Cody E. Hinchliff – PNAS

Single cell activity reveals direct electron transfer in methanotrophic consortia
Shawn E. McGlynn – Nature

Linking microbial community structure and microbial processes: an empirical and conceptual overview – Raven L. Bier – FEMS Microbial Ecology

Microbes in the news

Russian scientists make progress on secret of eternal life: Living bacteria found in permafrost – ‘3.5 million years old’ – is ‘scientific sensation’ which allows ‘mice grannies’ to reproduce. – The Siberian Times

Bacteria light up Rome’s Colosseum in ‘message of peace’ – Isla Binnie – Reuters

Son takes up fight against bacteria that took father’s leg – Daphne Chen – Washington Times

The frightening spread of antibiotic resistance around the world, visualized- Amy X. Wang – Quartz

Electron transport between species discovered in deep-sea research – Marilyn Malara – UPI

Feeding the world with microbacterial agriculture – Wendy Zukerman – The Saturday Paper
The bacteria-fighting super element that’s making a comeback in hospitals: copper – Lena H. Sun – Washington Post

St. Petersburg home brewer pushes the limits with wild bacteria beers – Michelle Stark – Tampa Bay

Scientists Create 1st ‘Tree of Life’ for Around 2.3 mn Species – TV Newsroom



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