June 18, 2017

Quite a large Digest for a Sunday, with most picks being on soil microbiome and some interesting animal papers including how microbial genetic composition may tune host longevity (Bing Han – Cell)

General microbiome

Reply to Wang and Chen: An ancient origin of magnetotactic bacteria – Wei Lin – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Microbiome and Longevity: Gut Microbes Send Signals to Host Mitochondria – Jan Gruber – Cell

Human gut microbiome

The Human Microbiome and the Missing Heritability Problem – Santiago Sandoval-Motta – Frontiers in Genetics

Bacteriophages important for FMT efficacy – Iain Dickson – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Postmortem succession of gut microbial communities in deceased human subjects – Jennifer M. DeBruyn – Peerj

Urinary metabolic insights into host-gut microbial interactions in healthy and IBD children – Francois-Pierre Martin – World Journal of Gastroenterology

Animal experiments

Profound perturbation induced by triclosan exposure in mouse gut microbiome: a less resilient microbial community with elevated antibiotic and metal resistomes – Bei Gao – BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology

Vitamin A deficiency in mice results in a hypermetabolic state, dysbiosis and alterations in bacterial metabolism – Yuan Tian – The Journal of Immunology

Host–microbiota interactions in Caenorhabditis elegans and their significance – Michael Shapira – Current Opinion in Microbiology

Microbial Genetic Composition Tunes Host Longevity – Bing Han – Cell

Probabilistic Invasion Underlies Natural Gut Microbiome Stability – Benjamin Obadia – Current Biology

Animal microbiome

Metagenomic survey of bacteria associated with the invasive ladybird Harmonia axyridis (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) – Krzysztof Dudek – European Journal of Entomology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Microbial mechanisms controlling the rhizosphere effect of ryegrass on degradation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in an aged-contaminated agricultural soil – Meixia Guo – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Illumina-Based Analysis of Bulk and Rhizosphere Soil Bacterial Communities in Paddy Fields Under Mixed Heavy Metal Contamination – HE Huaidong  – Pedosphere

Paracoccus hibisci sp. nov., isolated from the rhizosphere of Hibiscus syriacus L. (Mugunghwa flower) – Zheng-Fei Yan – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

The role of Plant Growth Promoting Bacteria in improving nitrogen use efficiency for sustainable crop production: a focus on wheat – Nilde Antonella Di Benedetto – AIMS Microbiology Special Issue: Plant probiotic bacteria: solutions to feed the World

Molecular Communication and Nutrient Transfer of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi, Symbiotic Nitrogen-Fixing Bacteria, and Host Plant in Tripartite Symbiosis – Chunling Chang – Legume Nitrogen Fixation in Soils with Low Phosphorus Availability

Experimental study on the effects of underground CO2 leakage on soil microbial consortia – Fu Chen – International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control

The Impact of Hydration and Temperature on Bacterial Diversity in Arid Soil Mesocosms – Adam Št’ovíček – Frontiers in Microbiology

In vitro and in silico characterization of metagenomic soil-derived cellulases capable of hydrolyzing oil palm empty fruit bunch – Laura Marcela Palma Medina – Biotechnology Reports

The impacts of organic amendments: Do they confer stability against drought on the soil microbial community? – F. Bastida – Soil Biology and Biochemistry


Review: Harnessing Whole Genome Sequencing in Medical Mycology – Christina A Cuomo – Current Fungal Infection Reports

From complex gut communities to minimal microbiomes via cultivation – Thomas Clavel – Current Opinion in Microbiology

Microbes in the news

Microbiome ‘fingerprint’ shows donor microbes persist in fecal transplant recipients –R Kumar – Healio Gastroenterology

New Pasteurization Alternative Sanitizes Milk Without Killing Good Bacteria – Luke Dormehl – Digitaltrends

Gut Bacteria May Help Slow Down Process of Ageing – NDTV

Gut microbiota – Tiny helpers against Samonella – Innovations-report

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