July 22, 2016

Fungi in human GI tract, antibiotics reduce Alzheimer’s lesions in mouse model, cospeciation of primates and gut microbes, dangerous bacteria after sewer spill.


Research scientists to engineer microbiome engineering therapies – Eligo Bioscience

General microbiome

Perspective: Is triclosan harming your microbiome? – Alyson L. Yee – Science

Understanding How Microbiomes Influence the Systems they Inhabit: Insight from Ecosystem Ecology – Ed Hall – bioRxiv

Pregnancy and birth microbiome

Midtrimester Cervicovaginal Microbiota: Identification of Microbial Variations Associated with Puerperal Infection at Term – Akila Subramaniam – American Journal of Perinatology

Human mouth microbiome

Salivary and fecal microbiota and metabolome of celiac children under gluten-free diet – Maria De Angelis – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Human respiratory microbiome

Lung Microbiome in HIV Infection – Homer L. Twigg III – Translational Research

Human vaginal microbiome

Proceedings of the 2015 NIH/NIAID Bacterial Vaginosis Expert Consultation – The Journal of Infectious Diseases

Human gut microbiome

Age and gender affect the composition of fungal population of the human gastrointestinal tract – Francesco Strati – Frontiers in Microbiology

A reduction in the butyrate producing species Roseburia spp. and Faecalibacterium prausnitzii is associated with chronic kidney disease progression – Shuanghong Jiang – Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Review: An update discussion on the current assessment of the safety of veterinary antimicrobial drug residues in food with regard to their impact on the human intestinal microbiome – Carl E. Cerniglia – Drug Testing and Analysis

Animal experiments

Antibiotic-induced perturbations in gut microbial diversity influences neuro-inflammation and amyloidosis in a murine model of Alzheimer’s disease – Myles R. Minter – Scientific Reports

Press: Antibiotics weaken Alzheimer’s disease progression through changes in the gut microbiome – EurekAlert
Could antibiotics reduce levels of Alzheimer’s-causing plaques? – Hannah Nichols – MedicalNewsToday

Pathogenic shifts in endogenous microbiota impede tissue regeneration via distinct activation of TAK1/MKK/p38 – Christopher P Arnold – eLIFE

Bacterial community characterization of water and intestine of the shrimp Litopenaeus stylirostris in a biofloc system – Emilie Cardona – BMC Microbiology

Impact of Helminth Infections and Nutritional Constraints on the Small Intestine Microbiota – Isabella M. Cattadori – PLOS ONE

Nutrient Deprivation Affects Salmonella Invasion and Its Interaction with the Gastrointestinal Microbiota – Sophie Yurist-Doutsch – PLOS ONE

Celecoxib alters the intestinal microbiota and metabolome in association with reducing polyp burden – David C. Montrose – Cancer Prevention Research

Review: Interactions between host genetics and gut microbiome in diabetes and metabolic syndrome – Siegfried Ussar – Molecular metabolism

Animal microbiome

Cospeciation of gut microbiota with hominids – Andrew H. Moeller – Science

Press: Primates, Gut Microbes Evolved Together. Symbiotic gut bacteria evolved and diverged along with ape and human lineages, researchers find – Anna Azvolinsky – The Scientist
Microbes in our guts have been with us for millions of years – Ann Gibbons – Science
Your gut bacteria predates appearance of humans, genetic study finds – Naomi Stewart – The Guardian

A snapshot of the microbiome of Amblyomma tuberculatum ticks infesting the gopher tortoise, an endangered species – Khemraj Budachetri – Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases

Do Vertebrate Gut Metagenomes Confer Rapid Ecological Adaptation? –
Antton Alberdi – Trends in Ecology & Evolution

Vaginal microbial communities from synchronized-heifers and cows with reproductive disorders – Candelaria Gonzalez Moreno – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Review: The woodrat gut microbiota as an experimental system for understanding microbial metabolism of dietary toxins – Kevin D. Kohl – Frontiers in Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Plant Identity Exerts Stronger Effect than Fertilization on Soil Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi in a Sown Pasture – Yong Zheng – Microbial Ecology

Beneficial cyanobacteria and eubacteria synergistically enhance bioavailability of soil nutrients and yield of okra – Mallappa Manjunath – Heliyon

Naming Potentially Endangered Parasites: Foliicolous Mycobiota of Dimorphandra wilsonii, a Highly Threatened Brazilian Tree Species– Meiriele da Silva – PLOS ONE

Contribution of the seed microbiome to weed management – D Müller-Stöver – Weed Research

Mycorrhizal associations of trees have different indirect effects on organic matter decomposition – Melanie K. Taylor – Journal of Ecology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Vancomycin resistant enterococci and bacterial community structure following a sewage spill into an aquatic environment – Suzanne Young – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Press: USF researchers find dangerous bacteria after sewer spills – EurekAlert
USF researchers say they found dangerous bacteria after sewage spill – Anne Lindberg – Saint Peters Blog

Hospital Effluents Are One of Several Sources of Metal, Antibiotic Resistance Genes, and Bacterial Markers Disseminated in Sub-Saharan Urban Rivers – Amandine Laffite – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbial communities in sediments of Lagos Lagoon, Nigeria: Elucidation of community structure and potential impacts of contamination by municipal and industrial wastes – Chioma C. Obi – Frontiers in Microbiology

Cryoconite pans on Snowball Earth: supraglacial oases for Cryogenian eukaryotes? – P. F. Hoffman – Geobiology

Effects of multiple dimensions of bacterial diversity on functioning, stability and multifunctionality – Fabian Roger – Ecology

Heterotrophic bacteria in Antarctic lacustrine and glacial environments – Johanna Laybourn-Parry – Polar Biology

Microbial diversity and activity in seafloor brine lake sediments (Alaminos Canyon block 601, Gulf of Mexico) – M. Crespo-Medina – Geobiology

Bioinformatics and metagenomics

MetaG: a graph-based metagenomic gene analysis for big DNA data – Linkon Chowdhury – Network Modeling Analysis in Health Informatics and Bioinformatics

DFAST and DAGA: web-based integrated genome annotation tools and resources – Yasuhiro Tanizawa – Bioscience of Microbiota, Food and Health

Genome-centric resolution of microbial diversity, metabolism and interactions in anaerobic digestion – Inka Vanwonterghem – Environmental Microbiology

Microbes in the news

Breast-feeding the Microbiome (Excerpt from his book) – Ed Yong – New Yorker

Janet Jansson Among Nine Authors of Nature Review Article – PNNL

Northern Arizona University professor Bruce Hungate named a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology – Arizona Business Daily

UF scientists identify seal as source of new strain of bacteria that caused disease in hunter – Sarah Carey – University of Florida

Gut Bacteria May Drive Inflammation in Sepsis, ARDS – Salynn Boyles – MedPageToday

With Rob Knight as keynote speaker: Fermenting Knowledge at Fermentation Festivals (with Kombucha Recipe) – John D. Ivanko – Mother Earth News

Your death microbiome could catch your killer – Anna Williams – New Scientist

Microbes and money

Osel, Inc. Comments on New Study Showing Role of Vaginal Microbiome in Women’s Health – PharmiWeb

Q&A: Indigo’s CEO Reveals the Strategy Behind Its Plant Microbiome Technology – Olivia Vanni – BostInno

Eminent Harvard Geneticist Professor George Church Joins uBiome Advisory Board – Benzinga

Immuron to Cooperate with Leading Australian Universities on Autism Research – Nasdaq


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