July 28, 2017

Microbiome Research

High spatial and temporal variations of microbial community along the southern catfish gastrointestinal tract: insights into dynamic food digestion – Zhimin Zhang – Frontiers in Microbiology

Host ecology rather than host phylogeny drives amphibian skin microbial community structure in the biodiversity hotspot of Madagascar – Molly C. Bletz – Frontiers in Microbiology

A pilot study demonstrating the altered gut microbiota functionality in stable adults with Cystic Fibrosis – F. Fouhy  – Scientific Reports

Research Highlight: Baby bugs can’t stop the thugs… – Yvonne Bordon – Nature Reviews Immunology

Chondroitin sulfate disaccharides modified the structure and function of the murine gut microbiome under healthy and stressed conditions – Fang Liu – Scientific Reports

Nasopharyngeal microbiome in premature infants and stability during rhinovirus infection – Geovanny F Perez – Journal of Investigative Medicine

Microbiomarkers in inflammatory bowel diseases: caveats come with caviar – Felix Sommer – Gut (BMJ)

Kynurenines: Tryptophan’s metabolites in exercise, inflammation, and mental health – Igor Cervenka – Science


Probiotics, Prebiotics and bioactive compounds

Protection mechanism of Clostridium butyricum against Salmonella enteritidis infection in broilers – Xiaonan Zhao – Frontiers in Microbiology

Isolation of human intestinal bacteria capable of producing the bioactive metabolite isourolithin A from ellagic acid – Maria V. Selma – Frontiers in Microbiology

Anti-obesity and anti-inflammatory effects of synthetic acetic acid vinegar and Nipa vinegar on high-fat-diet-induced obese mice – Boon Kee Beh – Scientific Reports

Antimicrobial activities of widely consumed herbal teas, alone or in combination with antibiotics: an in vitro study – Mayram Hacioglu – PeerJ


Food microbiology

Primary souring: a novel bacteria-free method for sour beer production – Kara Osburn – BioRxiv



PhaMers identifies novel bacteriophage sequences from thermophilic hot springs – Jonathan Deaton -BioRxiv

PinAPL-Py: A comprehensive web-application for the analysis of CRISPR/Cas9 screens – Philipp N. Spahn – BioRxiv



PyroTyping, a novel pyrosequencing-based assay for Mycobacterium tuberculosis genotyping –  B. Molina-Moya – Scientific Reports

Vibrio cholerae genomic diversity within and between patients – Inès Levade – BioRxiv

Experimental evolution and genome data analysis of Candida albicans reveals cryptic bacteria in single yeast colonies – Danielle C. F. Bruno – BioRxiv

Comments and Opinion: The theory of disappearing microbiota and the epidemics of chronic diseases – Martin J. Blaser – Nature Reviews Immunology

Bactericidal and anti-biofilm effects of polyhexamethylene biguanide in models of intracellular and biofilm of Staphylococcus aureus isolated from bovine mastitis -Nor Fadhilah Kamaruzzaman – Frontiers in Microbiology

Clinicians should assess the benefits and risks of using bezlotoxumab for reducing the risk of recurrent Clostridium difficile infection – Habiba Hassouna – Evidence based Medicine

Whole RNA-sequencing and transcriptome assembly of Candida albicans and Candida africana under chlamydospore-inducing conditions – Domenico Giosa – Genome Biology and Evolution


Soil/Environmental Microbiome

The rhizosphere bacterial microbiota of Vitis vinifera cv. Pinot Noir in an integrated pest management vineyard – Giorgia Novello – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbial Community Structure and the Persistence of Cyanobacterial Populations in Salt Crusts of the Hyperarid Atacama Desert from Genome-Resolved Metagenomics – Kari M. Finstad – Frontiers in Microbiology

Long term fertilization structures Bacterial and Archaeal communities along soil depth gradient in a paddy soil – Yunfu Gu – Frontiers in Microbiology

Drought and host selection influence bacterial community dynamics in the grass root microbiome – Dan Naylor – The ISME Journal


Other (Non-microbiology picks)

Comparative genomics of the tardigrades Hypsibius dujardini and Ramazzottius varieornatus – Yuki Yoshida – Plos Biology




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