September 25, 2017


General microbiome

Comprehensive analysis of central carbon metabolism reveals multiple connections between nutrients, biosynthetic capacity, and cell morphology in Escherichia coli – CS Westfall – bioRxiv



Human oral microbiome

Periodontal Pathogen Colonization in Young Children by PCR Quantification – A Longitudinal Survey. – K Takahashi – The Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry



Human nearly-sterile sites 

The Gut Microbial Metabolite Trimethylamine-N-Oxide Is Present in Human Cerebrospinal Fluid. – D Del Rio – Nutrients


Human gut microbiome

Obesity increases the risk of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). – BC Roland – Neurogastroenterology & Motility

Consumption of Two Healthy Dietary Patterns Restored Microbiota Dysbiosis in Obese Patients With Metabolic Dysfunction. –  C Haro – Molecular nutrition & Food Research

The Gut Microbiota and Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis: Recent Findings. – H Tremlett – Neurotherapeutics

Review: Role of the intestinal microbiota in the immunomodulation of influenza virus infection. – CJ Chen – Microbes and Infection

Effect of vitamin A supplementation on gut microbiota in children with autism spectrum disorders – a pilot study. – J Liu – BMC Microbiology

Modulation of the gut microbiota: a focus on treatments for irritable bowel syndrome. – LA Harris – Postgraduate Medicine

Gut Microbiome-based Therapeutics in Liver Cirrhosis: Basic Consideration for the Next Step. – H Fukui – Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology


Animal experiments 

Effects of dietary threonine supplementation on intestinal barrier function and gut microbiota of laying hens. – XY Dong – Poultry Science

Lack of NLRP3-inflammasome leads to gut-liver axis derangement, gut dysbiosis and a worsened phenotype in a mouse model of NAFLD. – P Irene – Scientific Reports

RNA-Seq Profiling of Intestinal Expression of Xenobiotic Processing Genes in Germ-Free Mice. – ZD Fu – Drug Metabolism and Disposition

Differential effects of rice bran cultivars to limit Salmonella Typhimurium in chicken cecal in vitro incubations and impact on the cecal microbiome and metabolome. – PM Rubinelli – PLoS One

Houttuynia cordata Facilitates Metformin on Ameliorating Insulin Resistance Associated with Gut Microbiota Alteration in OLETF Rats. – JH Wang – Genes (Basel)

Lack of Effect of Murine Astrovirus Infection on Dextran Sulfate-induced Colitis in NLRP3-deficient Mice. – SR Compton – Comparative Medicine


Animal microbiome 

A distinctive and host-restricted gut microbiota in populations of a cactophilic Drosophila species. – VG Martinson – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Gastrointestinal microbial population of turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) affected by hemorrhagic enteritis virus. – S D’Andreano – Poultry Science


Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Colonization of Paracoccus sp. QCT6 and Enhancement of Metribuzin Degradation in Maize Rhizosphere Soil. – X Huang – Current Microbiology

Verrucosispora rhizosphaerae sp. nov., isolated from mangrove rhizosphere soil. – QY Xie – Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Oomycete Communities Associated with Reed Die-Back Syndrome. – M Cerri – Frontiers in Plant Science


Water and extremophile microbiome 

Depth distribution and assembly of sulfate-reducing microbial communities in marine sediments of Aarhus Bay. – LM Jochum – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Bottled aqua incognita: microbiota assembly and dissolved organic matter diversity in natural mineral waters. – CC Lesaulnier – Microbiome


Built environment 

Metagenomic characterization of ambulances across the USA. – NB O’ Hara – Microbiome


Food microbiology

Comparative analysis of the microbial communities in raw milk produced in different regions of Korea. – IS Kim – Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences




DNA microarray assay and real-time PCR as useful tools for studying the respiratory tract Mycoplasma populations in young dairy calves. – M Bottinelli – Journal of Medical Microbiology


Microbes in the news

London Underground covered in vomit and diarrhoea-inducing bacteria found in human POO – Daily Star

BioArt and Bacteria Exhibition is Coming to Oxford –

Drug-resistant bacteria emerge from drug companies’ untreated effluents – The Hindu

Vivid green bacteria bloom in the river running through Toledo – Michigan Radio

Kingwood woman dies from flesh-eating bacteria after cutting elbow in flooded home, officials say  – Click2Houston

Microbiome-Derived Immune Modulators (Pediatric) – Puretech Health

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