December 13, 2017

Many interesting articles today: Probiotics can inhibit human colonic smooth muscle contraction in vitro in a dose dependent manner, arsenic exposure early in life alters the gut microbiome and can increase E.coli resistance genes, oral administration of two probiotics in mice has specific effects on gene expression in the small intestine, a detailed investigation of the impacts of Tcongolense infection in the tsetse fly, and multiple articles on plant and rhizosphere microbiome volatiles.

Events and jobs

Visiting Professor (Part Time) Microbiology  – Chamberlain College of Nursing, Jacksonville, FL Campus

Seminar: The “Bedside to Bench and Back Again” Paradigm in Gut Microbiome Research – Gary D. Wu – University of Chicago


General microbiome

Review: Hygiene Hypothesis in Asthma Development: Is Hygiene to Blame? – Erik van Tilburg Bernardes – Archives of Medical Research

Human respiratory microbiome

Composition and variation of respiratory microbiota in healthy military personnel – Jun Hang – PLOS One

Human oral microbiome

Periodontitis is associated with significant hepatic fibrosis in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease – William Alazawi – PLOS One

Human gut microbiome

Hypoxia and inactivity related physiological changes precede or take place in absence of significant rearrangements in bacterial community structure: The PlanHab randomized trial pilot study – Robert Šket – PLOS One

*Arsenic exposure and intestinal microbiota in children from Sirajdikhan, Bangladesh – Xiaoxi Dong – PLOS One

Editorial overview: Gastrointestinal: New frontiers in therapeutics for GI diseases and disorders — from microRNAs to novel pharmaceutics, to low FODMAP diets and microbiome – Fievos L Christofi – Current Opinion in Pharmacology

*Inhibition effect of Bifidobacterium longum, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Streptococcus thermophilus and Enterococcus faecalis and their related products on human colonic smooth muscle in vitro – Jing Gong – PLOS One


Animal experiments

*The distinct effects of orally administered Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG and Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis C59 on gene expression in the murine small intestine – Chise Suzuki – PLOS One

Diversity of intestinal bacterial lactase gene in antibiotics-induced diarrhea mice treated with Chinese herbs compound Qi Wei Bai Zhu San – Lu He – 3 Biotech

The Impact of Long-Term Intake of Phenolic Compounds-Rich Grape Pomace on Rat Gut Microbiota – Stéphanie Chacar – Journal of Food Science

Preprint: High-dimensional microbiome interactions shape host fitness – Alison L Gould – bioRxiv

Animal microbiome

Comparison of the intestinal mucosal microbiota in dogs siagnosed with idiopathic inflammatory bowel disease and dogs with food-responsive diarrhea before and after treatment – K. Kalenyak – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

*Molecular characterization of tsetse’s proboscis and its response to Trypanosoma congolense infection – Erick O. Awuoche – PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases

Preprint: Who is the host of the host-associated microbiome? Colony-level dynamics overshadow individual-level characteristics in the fur microbiome of a social mammal, the Egyptian fruit-bat – oren kolodny – BioRxiv

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Pontibacter brevis sp. nov., isolated from rhizosphere soil of Tamarix ramosissima – Ghenijan Osman – International Journal of Systemic and Evolutionary Microbiology

*Volatiles in the Rhizosphere: Bioprospecting for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security – Shyamalina Haldar – In: Volatiles and Food Security. Springer

*Characterization of Bacterial Volatiles and Their Impact on Plant Health Under Abiotic Stress – Anukool Vaishnav – In: Volatiles and Food Security. Springer

Dissertation: Plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) mediate interactions between abiotic and biotic stresses in cool- and warm-season grasses – Richard Coy – Auburn University

Endophytic Microorganisms: Promising Candidate as Biofertilizer – Manish Kumar – In: Microorganisms for Green Revolution. Microorganisms for Sustainability, vol 6. Springer

*Bacterial Volatiles in Promotion of Plant Under Biotic Stress – Shekhar Jain – In: Volatiles and Food Security. Springer

*Microbial Volatiles in Defense – Monika – In: Volatiles and Food Security. Springer

*Microbial Volatiles and Plant Defense – Kalaivani K. Nadarajah – In: Volatiles and Food Security. Springer

Wonders of Microbes in Agriculture for Productivity and Sustainability – Rajababu V. Vyas – In: Microorganisms for Green Revolution. Microorganisms for Sustainability, vol 6. Springer

Water and extremophile microbiome

Review: Marine microbiology: Illuminating the importance of nitrite oxidation – Ursual Hofer – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Microbial Ecology

Robustness of a model microbial community emerges from population structure among single cells of a clonal population – Anne W. Thompson – Environmental Microbiology

Resource availability modulates biodiversity-invasion relationships by altering competitive interactions – Tianjie Yang – Environmental Microbiology


Action mechanism of naphthofuranquinones against fluconazole-resistant Candida tropicalis strains evidenced by proteomic analysis: The role of increased endogenous ROS – João Batista de Andrade Neto – Microbial Pathogenesis

Evolution of virulence in Enterococcus faecium, a hospital-adapted opportunistic pathogen – Wei Gao – Current Opinion in Microbiology

Surveillance of antibiotic resistance among common Clostridium difficile ribotypes in Hong Kong – Viola C. Y. Chow – Scientific Reports

Food microbiology

Preprint: Copy number variation in fungi and its implications for wine yeast genetic diversity and adaptation – Jacob Steenwyk – bioRxiv

More Microbes

Draft genome sequence of Actinotignum schaalii DSM 15541T: Genetic insights into the lifestyle, cell fitness and virulence – Atteyet F. Yassin – PLOS one

PsrA controls the synthesis of the Pseudomonas aeruginosa quinolone signal via repression of the FadE homolog, PA0506 – Greg Wells – PLOS one


Phages and viruses

Dissertation: Uncovering the Biological Features of Unknown Viruses Using Shotgun Metagenomic Sequence Data – Daniel Joseph Nasko – University of Delaware


MPA Portable: a Stand-alone Software Package for Analyzing Metaproteome Samples on the Go – Thilo Muth – Analytical Chemistry

Dissertation: Revealing Microbial Responses to Environmental Dynamics: Developing Methods for Analysis and Visualization of Complex Sequence Datasets – Matthew Kellom – Arizona State University

Preprint: Rarefaction, alpha diversity, and statistics – Amy Willis – bioRxiv


Review: Electron transport phenomena of electroactive bacteria in microbial fuel cells: a review of Proteus hauseri – I-Son Ng – Bioresources and Bioprocessing

Dissertation: From Biofuels to Natural Products: Microbial Metabolic Engineering for Chemical Production – Nicole E Nozzi -University of California, Davis

Waste and Pollution

Assessment of a novel anti-biofouling microorganism (Bacillus sp. T5) for control of membrane biofouling and its effect on bacterial community structure in membrane bioreactors – Bahar Yavuztürk Gül – Water Science and Technology


Microbes in the news

New Data: 2 Million Puerto Ricans Risk Water Contamination – Mekela Panditharatne – NRDC

Bacteria development marks new era in cellular design –

Feeding Overcrowded Bacteria Increases Antibiotic Susceptibility – Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News

A Bacterial Role In High Blood Pressure – The Microbiome Speaks – Chuck Dinerstein – American Council on Science and Health

New Microbiome Analysis Tool Resolves Individual Species, Strains – Rachel Lutz – MD Magazine

How honey bee gut bacteria help to digest their pollen-rich diet – EurekaAlert

Microbes on the market

Bio-Rad Inks Supply and Distribution Agreement for Microbiome MDx – genomeweb

Dannon, as a part of DanoneWave Public Benefit Corporation, Announces $50K in Grants for Graduate Studies – Markets Insider


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