July 24, 2017

Here’s our Digest to start your Monday. The importance of managing the antibiotic resistance in perinatal and neonatal care, review on the plant-microbiota holobiont and poo bacteria found in three big fast food chains.


Microbiology Lab Technician – Johnson County Community College – Overland Park, KS

Research Fellow – Microbiome Program Job – Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN

Pregnancy and infant microbiome

Book Chapter: Bacterial Infections in the Neonate – Morven S. Edwards & Carol J. Baker – Principles and Practice of Pediatric Infectious Diseases (Fifth Edition)

**Review: Antibiotic stewardship in perinatal and neonatal care Jayashree Ramasethu & Tetsuya Kawakita – Seminars in Fetal and Neonatal Medicine

Human liver microbiome

Sequencing the gut metagenome as a non-invasive diagnosis for advanced nonalcoholic steatohepatitis – Lixin Zhu et al. – Hepatology

Human gut microbiome

Comparative phenotypic analysis of “Clostridium neonatale” and Clostridium butyricum isolates from neonates – S. Schönherr-Helleca and G. Klein et al. – Anaerobe

The association of type II diabetes with gut microbiota composition – Fatemeh Navab-Moghadama et al. – Microbial Pathogenesis

The role of intestinal bacteria in the development and progression of gastrointestinal tract neoplasms – Kosuke Mima & Shuji Ogino et al. – Surgical Oncology

Review: The Microbiome in Crohn’s Disease : Role in Pathogenesis and Role of Microbiome Replacement Therapies – Sahil Khanna & Laura E. Raffals – Gastroenterology Clinics of North America

Review: The Gastric and Intestinal Microbiome: Role of Proton Pump Inhibitors – Artem Minalyan – Current Gastroenterology Reports

Animal experiments

The aerial parts of Salvia miltiorrhiza Bge. strengthen intestinal barrier and modulate gut microbiota imbalance in streptozocin-induced diabetic mice – Jun-Fei Gu et al. – Journal of Functional Foods

Intervention of probiotic L. reuteri fermented milk as an adjuvant to combat protein energy malnourishment induced gut disturbances in albino mice – S. Garg et al. – Journal of Functional Foods

Western Diet–Induced Dysbiosis in Farnesoid X Receptor Knockout Mice Causes Persistent Hepatic Inflammation after Antibiotic Treatment – Prasant K. Jena et al. – The American Journal of Pathology

The title seems an overstatement: Microbial regulation of hippocampal miRNA expression: Implications for transcription of kynurenine pathway enzymes – Gerard M. Moloney et al. – Behavioural Brain Research

Helicobacter species are potent drivers of colonic T cell responses in homeostasis and inflammation – Jiani N. Chai et al. – Science Immunology

Press: How ‘Bad’ Gut Bacteria Can Change Their Evil Ways – Christopher Wanjek – LiveScience

Animal microbiome

Exploring a possible link between the intestinal microbiota and feed efficiency in pigs – Ursula M. McCormack et al. – Applied and Environmental Microbiology


Plant, root and soil microbiome

Review: Insights into plant phosphate sensing and signaling – Byung-Kook Ham et al. – Current Opinion in Biotechnology

Responses of rice paddy micro-food webs to elevated CO2 are modulated by nitrogen fertilization and crop cultivars – Zhengkun Hu et al. – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

**Review: Understanding the holobiont: the interdependence of plants and their microbiome – Carmen Sánchez-Cañizares et al. – Current Opinion in Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Operation-driven heterogeneity and overlooked feed-associated populations in global anaerobic digester microbiome – Ran Mei et al. – Water Research

Preprint: Cytosine methylation within marine sediment microbial communities: potential epigenetic adaptation to the environment – Ian M. Rambo – bioRxiv

Phages and viruses

Bacteriophages in the human gut: our fellow travelers throughout life and potential biomarkers of heath or disease – Babak Bakhshinejad & Saeedeh Ghiasvand – Virus Research

Microbes in the news

Florida man contracts flesh-eating bacteria through blisters from hiking
Cherise Leclerc – WMUR9

Florida Seawater Bacteria Case Count Rises – Sherri Lonon – Patch

Shock as lab tests find of poo bacteria in products at McDonald’s, KFC and Burger King – Zara Whelan – Daily Post

Vaginal Probiotics Could Slow Zika & Other STD Infections – Sheryl Wood – Invisiverse

NASA Identifies What Kind of Fungi Could Grow in a Mars Habitat – Cynthia Wallentine – Invisiverse

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