March 3, 2016

Gut microbiome of Indian Nicobarese tribe, CDI patients’ stories about life before and after stool transplants, cryptic species in Nematoda, and similar fungi at opposite poles.

Pregnancy and birth

Review: The Developing Microbiome of the Preterm Infant – Mara E. DiBartolomeo – Clinical Therapeutics

Gut colonization by aerobic microorganisms is associated with route and type of nutrition in premature neonates – Ülle Parm – Nutrition Research

Human oral microbiome

Influence of a triclosan toothpaste on periodontopathic bacteria and periodontitis progression in cardiovascular patients: a randomized controlled trial – G. J. Seymour – Journal of Periodontal Research

Human respiratory microbiome

Review: Microbes and asthma: Opportunities for intervention – Hermelijn H. Smits – Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Understanding Persistent Bacterial Lung Infections: Clinical Implications Informed by the Biology of the Microbiota and Biofilms – Alexa A. Pragman – Clinical Pulmonary Medicine

Human gut microbiome

Elucidating the richness of bacterial groups in the gut of nicobarese tribal community – Perspective on their lifestyle transition – Maile Anwesh – Anaerobe

Resistant potato starches (type 4 RS) exhibit varying effects on laxation with and without phylum level changes in microbiota: A randomised trial in young adults – W.J. Dahl – Journal of Functional Foods

RecommendedFecal microbiota transplantation for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection: The patient experience – Amy L. Pakyz – American Journal of Infection Control

Analysis of Gut Microbiome Reveals Significant Differences Between Men with Chronic Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome and Controls – Daniel A. Shoskes – The Journal of Urology

RiMINI – the influence of rifaximin on minimal hepatic encephalopathy (MHE) and on the intestinal microbiome in patients with liver cirrhosis: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial – Christian Schulz – BMC Trials

Editorial: Dysbiosis in fungal microbiota in IBD – Katrina Ray – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Models of microbiome research

Functional characterization of inflammatory bowel disease-associated gut dysbiosis in gnotobiotic mice – Hiroko Nagao-Kitamoto – CMGH Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Effect of breast feeding time on physiological, immunological and microbial parameters of weaned piglets in an intensive breeding farm – G.R. García – Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology

Animal microbiome

Prevalence of potential nitrogen-fixing, green sulfur bacteria in the skeleton of reef-building coral Isopora palifera – Shan-Hua Yang – Limnology and Oceanography

An investigation of the microbiota in uterine flush samples and endometrial biopsies from dairy cows during the first 7 weeks postpartum – Lif Rødtness Vesterby Knudsen – Theriogenology

Coexisting cryptic species of the Litoditis marina complex (Nematoda) show differential resource use and have distinct microbiomes with high intraspecific variability – S Derycke – Molecular Ecology

Hologenome analysis of two marine sponges with different microbiomes – Taewoo Ryu – BMC Genomics

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Land use change in the Amazon rainforest favors generalist fungi – Rebecca C Mueller – Functional Ecology

Drivers of phosphorus limitation across soil microbial communities – Petr Čapek – Functional Ecology

Effects of changes in straw chemical properties and alkaline soils on bacterial communities engaged in straw decomposition at different temperatures – Guixiang Zhou – Scientific Reports

Soil pH is a Key Determinant of Soil Fungal Community Composition in the Ny-Ålesund Region, Svalbard (High Arctic) – Tao Zhang – Frontiers in Microbiology

Diversity of endophytic fungal and bacterial communities in Ilex paraguariensis grown under field conditions – María Laura Pérez – World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Resolving evolutionary relationships in lichen-forming fungi using diverse phylogenomic datasets and analytical approaches – Steven D. Leavitt – Scientific Reports

Rhizosphere competence of wild-type and genetically-engineered Pseudomonas brassicacearum is affected by the crop species – Stacey Blouin Bankhead – Phytopathology

Actinorhizal Alder Phytostabilization Alters Microbial Community Dynamics in Gold Mine Waste Rock from Northern Quebec: A Greenhouse Study – Katrina L. Callender – PLOS ONE

Differences in soil micro-eukaryotic communities over soil pH gradients are strongly driven by parasites and saprotrophs – A. Ö. C. Dupont – Environmental Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Diazotroph community structure in the deep oxygen minimum zone of the Costa Rica Dome – Shunyan Cheung – Journal of Plankton Research

Not poles apart: Antarctic soil fungal communities show similarities to those of the distant Arctic – Filipa Cox – Ecology Letters

Food microbiology

Salmonella in Shell Eggs: Mechanisms, Prevention and Detection – Seockmo K – Omics Journal of Nutrition & Food Sciences

Intensive aquaculture selects for increased virulence and interference competition in bacteria – Lotta-Riina Sundberg – Proceedings of the Royal Society B

Application of electrolyzed oxidizing water in production of radish sprouts to reduce natural microbiota – Chunling Zhang – Food Control

Biodiversity of culturable psychrotrophic microbiota in raw milk attributable to refrigeration conditions, seasonality and their spoilage potential – Nuwan R. Vithanage – International Dairy Journal

Microbiological characteristics of fresh tofu produced in small industrial scale and identification of specific spoiling microorganisms (SSO) – Franca Rossi – LWT – Food Science and Technology

Built Environment and Waste Microbiome

The efficacy of disinfectants in the decontamination of dental unit water lines: an in vitro laboratory study – Mrudula Patel – BDJ Open

Review: Bacterial communities in full-scale wastewater treatment systems – Agnieszka Cydzik-Kwiatkowska – World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Preferential methanogenic biodegradation of short-chain n-alkanes by microbial communities from two different oil sands tailings ponds – Mohd Faidz Mohamad Shahimin – Science of The Total Environment

Microbes in space

Two older papers that showed up in my PubMed alert today:
Review: The Significance of Microbe-Mineral-Biomarker Interactions in the Detection of Life on Mars and Beyond – Wilfred F.M. Röling – Astrobiology
Microbial Ecology of a Crewed Rover Traverse in the Arctic: Low Microbial Dispersal and Implications for Planetary Protection on Human Mars Missions – Andrew C. Schuerger – Astrobiology

Phages and viruses

Diversity of phage infection types and associated terminology: the problem with “Lytic or Lysogenic” – Zack Hobbs – FEMS Microbiology Letters


Effect of Freezing Conditions on Fecal Bacterial Composition in Pigs – Barbara U. Metzler-Zebeli – MDPI Animals

Microbes in the news

Astronaut Scott Kelly back on earth, Northwestern profs celebrate – Chicago Sun Times

Microbial Manifesto: The Global Push to Understand the Microbiome (Kavli Roundtable) – Alan Brown – Live Science

‘Gut’ bacteria may help put a kink in family obesity cycle – Science Codex


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