March 30, 2017

Midgut microbiome of a vector for leishmaniasis, reviews on the human oral microbiome, using microfluidics to visualize live root-bacteria interactions, new open-access publishing project from the Gates Foundation.

General microbiome

Lotka-Volterra pairwise modeling fails to capture diverse pairwise microbial interactions – Babak Moment – eLIFE

Human oral microbiome

Review: Oral Microbiome and Nitric Oxide: the Missing Link in the Management of Blood Pressure – Nathan S. Bryan – Current Hypertension Reports

Review: Microbiota, Immune Subversion, and Chronic Inflammation – Carolyn D Kramer – Frontiers in Microbiology

Human gut microbiome

Highlight: Shaping the gut microbiome from the pancreas – Wei Wong – Science Signaling

Review: Mechanisms and consequences of intestinal dysbiosis – G. Adrienne Weiss – Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences

Animal experiments

Metaproteogenomics Reveals Taxonomic and Functional Changes between Cecal and Fecal Microbiota in Mouse – Alessandro Tanca – Frontiers in Microbiology

Helminth-induced alterations of the gut microbiota exacerbate bacterial colitis – C Su – Mucosal Immunology

Sex-related alterations of gut microbiota composition in the BTBR mouse model of autism spectrum disorder – Lorena Coretti – Scientific Reports

Milk Fat Globule Membrane Supplementation in Formula Modulates the Neonatal Gut Microbiome and Normalizes Intestinal Development – Ganive Bhinder – Scientific Reports

Gut metagenomic analysis reveals prominent roles of Lactobacillus and cecal microbiota in chicken feed efficiency – Wei Yan – Scientific Reports

Animal microbiome

An integrated overview of the midgut bacterial flora composition of Phlebotomus perniciosus, a vector of zoonotic visceral leishmaniasis in the Western Mediterranean Basin – Wael Fraihi – PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Live imaging of root–bacteria interactions in a microfluidics setup – Hassan Massalha – PNAS

Mechanisms of nitrogen deposition effects on temperate forest lichens and trees – Therese S. Carter – Ecosphere

Research priorities for harnessing plant microbiomes in sustainable agriculture – Posy E Busby – PLOS Biology

Fe plaque-related aquatic uranium retention via rhizofiltration along a redox-state gradient in a natural Phragmites australis Trin ex Steud. wetland – Weqing Wang – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Functional and phylogenetic diversity of cultivable rhizobacterial endophytes of sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] – Venkadasamy Govindasamy – Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Enhanced growth of halophyte plants in biochar-amended coastal soil: roles of nutrient availability and rhizosphere microbial modulation – Hao Zheng – Plant, Cell & Environment

Water and extremophile microbiome

Metagenomic Analysis of a Complex Community Present in Pond Sediment – Vivek Negi – Journal of Genomics

Probiotics/prebiotics

The preliminary study of prebiotic potential of Polish wild mushroom polysaccharides: the stimulation effect on Lactobacillus strains growth – Renata Nowak – European Journal of Nutrition

Probiotics may delay the progression of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease by restoring the gut microbiota structure and improving intestinal endotoxemia – Li Xue – Scientific Reports

Bioinformatics

MIPE: A metagenome-based community structure explorer and SSU primer evaluation tool – Bin Zou – PLOS One

Metabolomics

Gas chromatography/mass spectrometry metabolomics of urine and serum from nonhuman primates exposed to ionizing radiation: Impacts on the tricarboxylic acid cycle and protein metabolism – Evan L Pannkuk – Journal of Proteome Research

Techniques

Review: Pretreatment methods of lignocellulosic biomass for anaerobic digestion – Farrukh Raza Amin – AMB Express

Comparison of Standard Culture-Based Method to Culture-Independent Method for Evaluation of Hygiene Effects on the Hand Microbiome – C Zapka – mBio

More microbes

Depleting Mycobacterium tuberculosis of the transcription termination factor Rho causes pervasive transcription and rapid death – Laure Botella – Nature Communications

A Pseudomonas T6SS effector recruits PQS-containing outer membrane vesicles for iron acquisition – Jinshui Lin – Nature Communications

Indole-Induced Activities of β-Lactamase and Efflux Pump Confer Ampicillin Resistance in Pseudomonas putida KT2440 – Jisun Kim – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbes in the news

Microbiome: Puppy power – Sujata Gupta – Nature (Outlook section)

Biological underpinnings of chronic fatigue syndrome begin to emerge – Amy Maxmen – Nature (News section)

Bacteria from sewage are infecting coral reefs – Elena Motivans – ZME Science

Key research priorities for agricultural microbiomes identified – Phys Org

Viral Bacterial Parasites Called Phages Drive Co-Evolution of Gut Microbiome – MedicalResearch.com

MSU, Shedd Aquarium partnering to create healthier aquatic homes – EurekAlert

Painting with bacteria is a thing and BUGSS will show you how – Stephen Babcock – Technical.ly Baltimore

Microbes on the market

Marrone Bio Innovations and Evogene Advance Novel Bacteria and Related Proteins Beyond Discovery into Insecticidal Product Development Phase – GlobeNewswire – Yahoo!Finance

Science, publishing, and career

Gates Foundation announces open-access publishing venture – Declan Butler – Nature (News section)

The readability of scientific texts is decreasing over time – Pontus Plavén-Sigray – bioRxiv

Amy’s non-microbiology picks

Iron minerals within specific microfossil morphospecies of the 1.88 Ga Gunflint Formation – Kevin Lepot – Nature Communications

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