April 24, 2016

Effect of gluten-free diet, broad and accurate taxonomic resolution with multiple genes, ice-nucleating bacteria, indoor bacteria, fungi, and archaea.

Human oral microbiome

Changes in the Oral Moisture and the Amount of Microorganisms in Saliva and Tongue Coating after Oral Ingestion Resumption: A Pilot Study -Natsuki Kishimoto – The Open Dentistry Journal

Human gut microbiome

The influence of a short-term gluten-free diet on the human gut microbiome – Marc Jan Bonder – Genome Medicine

Gut microbiota of Type 1 diabetes patients with good glycaemic control and high physical fitness is similar to people without diabetes: an observational study – C. J. Stewart – Diabetic Medicine

The Influence of Prebiotic Arabinoxylan Oligosaccharides on Microbiota Derived Uremic Retention Solutes in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease: A Randomized Controlled Trial – Ruben Poesen – PLOS ONE

Minireview: Human microbiome versus food-borne pathogens: friend or foe – Jonathan Josephs-Spaulding – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Opinion: Strain-level dissection of the contribution of the gut microbiome to human metabolic disease – Chenhong Zhang – Genome Medicine

Review: Impact of the gut microbiota on inflammation, obesity, and metabolic disease – Claire L. Boulangé – Genome Medicine

Review: Translational aspects of the microbiome—to be exploited – Edit Mikó – Cell Biology and Toxicology

Animal models

Statement of Retraction. Replication of Obesity and Associated Signaling Pathways Through Transfer of Microbiota From Obese-Prone Rats – Frank A Duca – Diabetes

Gene expression of Lactobacillus plantarum and the commensal microbiota in the ileum of healthy and early SIV-infected rhesus macaques – Benjamin L. Golomb – Scientific Reports

Intestinal Microbiota and Microbial Metabolites Are Changed in a Pig Model Fed a High-Fat/Low-Fiber or a Low-Fat/High-Fiber Diet – Sonja N. Heinritz – PLOS ONE

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

(also filed under New Techniques below) New insights in host-associated microbial diversity with broad and accurate taxonomic resolution – Matthew T. Agler – bioRxiv

Detection of plant growth enhancing features in psychrotolerant yeasts from Patagonia (Argentina) – María Cecilia Mestre – Journal of Basic Microbiology

Discovery and characterization of ionic liquid-tolerant thermophilic cellulases from a switchgrass-adapted microbial community – John M Gladden – Biofuels

Soil biochar amendment shapes the composition of N2O-reducing microbial communities – Johannes Hartera – Science of the Total Environment

Climate change and human activities altered the diversity and composition of soil microbial community in alpine grasslands of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau – Yong Zhang – Science of the Total Environment

Water and extremophile microbiome

Ice-nucleating bacteria control the order and dynamics of interfacial water – Ravindra Pandey – Science Advances

Unicellular cyanobacteria Synechocystis accommodate heterotrophic bacteria with varied enzymatic and metal resistance properties – Anas Abdulaziz – Journal of Basic Microbiology

Establishment of a multi-species biofilm model and metatranscriptomic analysis of biofilm and planktonic cell communities – Yuya Nakamura – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Evidence of adaptation, niche separation and microevolution within the genus Polaromonas on Arctic and Antarctic glacial surfaces – Jan Gawor – Extremophiles

Built environment microbiology

Fungal and Bacterial Communities in Indoor Dust Follow Different Environmental Determinants – Fabian Weikl – PLOS ONE

Presence of Archaea in the Indoor Environment and Their Relationships with Housing Characteristics – Sepideh Pakpour – Microbial Ecology

Food microbiology

Enhancing the sweetness of yoghurt through metabolic remodeling of carbohydrate metabolism in Streptococcus thermophilus and Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. Bulgaricus – Kim I. Sørensen – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Microbiota of an Italian Grana like cheese during manufacture and ripening unraveled by 16S rRNA-based approaches – Valentina Alessandria – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Taxonomy, new techniques, bioinformatics

New insights in host-associated microbial diversity with broad and accurate taxonomic resolution – Matthew T. Agler – bioRxiv

Wedding higher taxonomic ranks with metabolic signatures coded in prokaryotic genomes – Gregorio Iraola – bioRxiv

Reviews: Eco-Evo-Devo: developmental symbiosis and developmental plasticity as evolutionary agents – Scott F. Gilbert – Nature Reviews Genetics

Microbes in the news

How the world’s chillest bacteria make ice. They may be responsible for creating clouds and rain – Alessandra Potenza – The Verge

How The Bacteria In Your Gut Could Be Used To Treat Mental Illness. New research finds that altering gut bacteria in mice changes the way their brains work – Carolyn Gregoire – Huffington Post

Five ‘fake’ water firms in Mombasa shut after tests confirm bacteria – Elkana Jacob – The Star Kenya

Investigators reduce sugar content of yogurt without reducing sweetness: using microbiological methods that predate the era of genetic technologies – Science Daily

How Toronto’s germs are different from those in other cities. New study reveals each community has its own unique blend of fungi and bacteria — a microbial signature – Robin Levinson King – The Star

Microbes and art

Living Art: Meet the Woman Making Sculptures With Bacteria from Her Skin, UK-based artist Mellissa Fisher – Stephanie Leke – Broadly The Vice

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