November 22, 2017

Todays roundup of microbiome research highlights studies of wound microbiomes, the Influences of quorum-quenching probiotic bacteria (in pigs), and plant–fungal nutrient trading, to name but a few! Enjoy!


General microbiome

Gut Feeling: Researchers Are Discovering a Link Between Depression and Gut Bacteria – Mary Bates, IEEE Pulse

Human respiratory microbiome

Bacterial microbiota of the nasal passages across the span of human life – Lindsey Bomar et al, Current Opinion in Microbiology

Human skin microbiome

Development, standardization and testing of a bacterial wound infection model based on ex vivo human skin – Christoph Schaudinn et al, PLOS ONE

Measuring the microbiome of chronic wounds with use of a topical antimicrobial dressing – A feasibility study – Lindsay Kalan et al, PLOS ONE

A dysbiotic mycobiome dominated by Candida albicans is identified within oral squamous-cell carcinomas – Manosha Perera et al, Journal of Oral Microbiology

Animal experiments

Influences of quorum-quenching probiotic bacteria on the gut microbial community and immune function in weaning pigs – Jonggun Kim et al, Animal Science Journal

Faecal microbiota in dogs with multicentric lymphoma – A. Gavazza et al, Veterinary and Comparative Oncology

Animal microbiome

Intestinal microbiota profiles associated with low and high residual feed intake in chickens across two geographical locations – Sina-Catherine Siegerstetter et al, PLOS ONE

Evaluation and optimization of microbial DNA extraction from fecal samples of wild Antarctic bird species – Per Eriksson et al, Infection Ecology & Epidemiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Root type and soil phosphate determine the taxonomic landscape of colonizing fungi and the transcriptome of field-grown maize roots – Peng Yu et al, New Phytologist

Role of plant–fungal nutrient trading and host control in determining the competitive success of ectomycorrhizal fungi – Sara Hortal et al, The ISME Journal

Nematode grazing promotes bacterial community dynamics in soil at the aggregate level – Yuji Jiang et al, The ISME Journal

Habitat- and soil-related drivers of the root-associated fungal community of Quercus suber in the Northern Moroccan forest – Fatima Zahra Maghnia et al, PLOS ONE

Water and extremophile microbiome

Changes in nutrient stoichiometry, elemental homeostasis and growth rate of aquatic litter-associated fungi in response to inorganic nutrient supply – Vladislav Gulis et al, The ISME Journal

Host-genotype dependent gut microbiota drives zooplankton tolerance to toxic cyanobacteria – Emilie Macke et al, Nature Communications

Probiotics / prebiotics

Simulating colonic survival of probiotics in single-strain products compared to multi-strain products – S. D. Forssten et al, Microbial Ecology in Health and Disease


dRep: a tool for fast and accurate genomic comparisons that enables improved genome recovery from metagenomes through de-replication – Matthew R Olm, The ISME Journal

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