June 17, 2016

Gastric bypass induces persistent gut microbiome changes, omnivorous lizards going vegetarian, new Borrelia species in Australian ticks, a free-living Bradyrhizobium, plant responses to phyllosphere commensals, and chemotrophic microbial populations in Yellowstone hot springs.


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Human respiratory microbiome

Two sampling methods yield distinct microbial signatures in the nasopharynges of asthmatic children – Marcos Pérez-Losada – Microbiome

Human gut microbiome

Antibiotic-induced gut microbiota disruption during human endotoxemia: a randomised controlled study – Jacqueline M Lankelma – Gut
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery of morbidly obese patients induces swift and persistent changes of the individual gut microbiota – Albert Palleja – Genome Medicine

Review: Metabolomics of autism spectrum disorders: early insights regarding mammalian-microbial cometabolites – Michele Mussap – Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics

Review: How the microbiota shapes rheumatic diseases – Tom Van de Wiele – Nature Reviews Rheumatology

Animal and other experiments

Physiological and microbial adjustments to diet quality permit facultative herbivory in an omnivorous lizard – Kevin D. Kohl – Journal of Experimental Biology

Press: How does a lizard go vegetarian? By growing its gut – Patrick Monahan – Science Magazine

Nasal commensal Staphylococcus epidermidis counteracts influenza virus – Hui-Wen Chen – Scientific Reports

Animal microbiome

Diversity, structure and convergent evolution of the global sponge microbiome – Torsten Thomas – Nature Communications

Does canine inflammatory bowel disease influence gut microbial profile and host metabolism? – Jia Xu – BMC Veterinary Research

Novel Borrelia species detected in echidna ticks, Bothriocroton concolor, in Australia – Siew-May Loh – Parasites & Vectors

Press: New bacteria discovered in Australian ticks – MedicalXpress

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Novel European free-living, non-diazotrophic Bradyrhizobium isolates from contrasting soils that lack nodulation and nitrogen fixation genes – a genome comparison – Frances Patricia Jones – Scientific Reports

Press: Study unlocks surprising behaviour of soil bacteria – Mark Kinver – BBC

The Arabidopsis leaf transcriptome reveals distinct but also overlapping responses to colonization by phyllosphere commensals and pathogen infection with impact on plant health – Christine Vogel – New Phytologist

DNA from dust: comparative genomics of vaccine-break virus in the field – Utsav Pandey – bioRxiv

Water and extremophile microbiome

Ecological differentiation in planktonic and sediment-associated chemotrophic microbial populations in Yellowstone hot springs – Daniel R. Colman – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Large shifts among eukaryotes, bacteria, and archaea define the vertical organization of a lake sediment – Christian Wurzbacher – bioRxiv

Microbes in the news

Featuring an All Male Panel: That Gut Feeling: Part One. Dan Saladino discovers the world of the gut microbiota, the vast array of microbes within us all – BBC Radio

Bik’s Picks

Klinefelter’s syndrome (47,XXY) is in excess among men with Sjögren’s syndrome
Valerie M. Harris – Clinical Immunology

Press: Does X mark the spot? A new clue why autoimmune diseases target women – Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

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