November 21, 2016

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Pregnancy and early life

Associations between changes in the maternal gut microbiome and differentially methylated regions of diabetes-associated genes in fetuses: A pilot study from a birth cohort study – Kaori Tachibana – Journal of Diabetes Investigation

Human vaginal microbiome

Lactobacilli Dominance and Vaginal pH: Why is the Human Vaginal Microbiome Unique? – Elizabeth A. Miller – Frontiers in Microbiology

Human gut microbiome

Prevalence of Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth in Multiple Sclerosis: a Case-Control Study from China – Yongbo Zhang – Journal of Neuroimmunology

MyNewGut: Insulin resistance as key factor for linking modulation of gut microbiome to health claims and dietary recommendations to tackle obesity – Stoffer Loman -Trends in Food Science & Technology

Review: The Multibiome: The Intestinal Ecosystem’s Influence on Immune Homeostasis, Health, and Disease – Heather A Filyk – EBioMedicine

Review: Microbiome and nutrition in autism spectrum disorder: current knowledge and research needs – Kirsten Berding – Nutrition Reviews

Review: Th Role of Short-Chain Fatty Acids in Kidney Injury Induced by Gut-derived Inflammatory Response – Wei Huang – Metabolism

Review: Role of Gastrointestinal Microbiota on Kidney Injury and the Obese Condition – Keerati Wanchai – The American Journal of the Medical Sciences

Animal and in vitro experiments

A Dietary Fiber-Deprived Gut Microbiota Degrades the Colonic Mucus Barrier and Enhances Pathogen Susceptibility – Mahesh S. Desai – Cell
Editorial: Veggies and Intact Grains a Day Keep the Pathogens Away – Francesca S. Gazzaniga – Cell
Press: High-fiber diet keeps gut microbes from eating the colon’s lining, protects against infection, animal study shows – Science Daily

Coevolutionary dynamics between a defensive microbe and a pathogen driven by fluctuating selection – Suzanne A. Ford – Molecular Ecology

Gut microbiota in Drosophila melanogaster interacts with Wolbachia but does not contribute to Wolbachia-mediated antiviral protection – Yixin H. Ye – Journal of Invertebrate Pathology

Modulation of the cytokine profile in Caco-2 cells by faecal lactobacilli and bifidobacteria from individuals with distinct dietary habits – Diomira Luongo – Cytokine

An Alteration in the Cecal Microbiota Composition by Feeding of 1-Kestose Results in a Marked Increase in the Cecal Butyrate Content in Rats – Takumi Tochio – PLOS ONE

Animal microbiome

Proteome data on the microbial microbiome of grasshopper feces – Nico Jehmlich – Data in Brief

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Vertical Structure of Phyllosphere Fungal Communities in a Tropical Forest in Thailand Uncovered by High-Throughput Sequencing – Ayako Izuno – PLOS ONE

Root nodule symbiosis in Lotus japonicus drives the establishment of distinctive rhizosphere, root, and nodule bacterial communities – Rafal Zgadzaj – PNAS

Press: Nitrogen-fixing symbiosis is crucial for legume plant microbiome assembly – EurekAlert

Influence of salt tolerant Trichoderma spp. on growth of maize (Zea mays) under different salinity conditions – Krishna Kumar – Journal of Basic Microbiology

Review: Recent changes to the classification of symbiotic, nitrogen-fixing, legume-associating bacteria: a review – Abdelaal Shamseldin – Symbiosis

Review: Forest microbiome: diversity, complexity and dynamics – Petr Baldrian – FEMS Microbiology Reviews

Review: The cave microbiome as a source for drug discovery: reality or pipe dream? – Soumya Ghosh – Biochemical Pharmacology

Extremophile microbiome

Opinion: Colonization of Black Smokers by Hyperthermophilic Microorganisms – Reinhard Wirth – Trends in Microbiology

Food microbiology

Biofilms formed by microbiota recovered from fresh produce: Bacterial biodiversity, and inactivation by benzalkonium chloride and enterocin AS-48 – Mª José Grande Burgos – LWT – Food Science and Technology


Comparative in silico analysis of butyrate production pathways in gut commensals and pathogens – Swadha Anand – Frontiers in Microbiology


Prevalence of antibiotic resistance genes among human gut-derived bifidobacteria – Sabrina Duranti – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Review: Genomic and metagenomic technologies to explore the antibiotic resistance mobilome
– José L. Martínez – Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences

Microbes in the news

I got my gut sequenced – and found out I need to go to the dentist – Liam Mannix – Sydney Morning Herald

Bighorn sheep transfer OK’d despite concerns about disease – Brett French – Missoulian

High-Fat Diets Alter Gut Microbiota, Leading to Increased Choroidal Neovascularization – Dava Stewart – HCP Live

Student scientists engineer bacteria to break down plastic, hope to help clean Baltimore harbor – Scott Dance – The Baltimore Sun

Soil bacteria helps protect rice plants from arsenic and fungus. ‘Cocktail’ of soil bacteria can protect rice plants from deadly forces – Science Daily
Bacteria Might Be Able To Help Rice Affected By Fungus – Rodney Rafols – iTechPost

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