December 31, 2017

A rich Digest to end 2017! There are several reviews on human gut microbiome and lots of papers on plant , root and soil microbiome. The airway microbiome is trending today and scientists are starting to examine rigorously the effect of herbal medicine on the gut microbiota. Happy Reading and Happy New Year!

General microbiology

Bacterial pathogens were detected from human exhaled breath using a novel protocol – Yunhao Zheng et al. – Journal of Aerosol Science

Bacteria Facilitate Enteric Virus Co-infection of Mammalian Cells and Promote Genetic Recombination – Andrea K. Erickson et al. – Cell Host & Microbe

Human airway microbiome

Review: Airway microbial metagenomics – Katarzyna Pienkowska et al. – Microbes and Infection

Respiratory syncytial virus and rhinovirus bronchiolitis are associated with distinct metabolic pathways – Christopher J Stewart et al. – Journal of Infectious Diseases

Tech Note: A breath of information: the volatilome – M. Mansurova et al. – Current Genetics

Short-term particulate matter exposure influences nasal microbiota in a population of healthy subjects – Jacopo Mariani et al. – Environmental Research

Exposure to traffic-related air pollution and the composition of the gut microbiota in overweight and obese adolescents – Tanya L. Alderete et al. – Environmental Research

Human gut microbiome

Gut microbiome contributes to impairment of immunity in pulmonary tuberculosis patients by alteration of butyrate and propionate producers – Abhijit Maji et al. – Environmental Microbiology

Review: Targeting the gut barrier for the treatment of alcoholic liver disease – Zhanxiang Zhou and Wei Zhong – Liver Research

Review: Microbial Regulation of Glucose Metabolism and Insulin Resistance – Crommen S and Simon MC – Genes

Review: Gut microbiota in the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease – Nishida A et al. – Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology

Review: Human Intestinal Microbiota: Interaction Between Parasites and the Host Immune Response – Oswaldo Partida-Rodríguez et al. – Archives of Medical Research

Review: Gut dysbiosis and irritable bowel syndrome: the potential role of probiotics – Nicola Principi et al. – Journal of Infection

Review: Gut Microbiota in Obesity and Metabolic Abnormalities: A Matter of Composition or Functionality? – Sofia Moran-Ramo et al. – Archives of Medical Research

In vitro: An in vitro study to assess the impact of tetracycline on the human intestinal microbiome – Ji Young Jung et al. – Anaerobe

Human gut-microbiome-brain axis

Review: Targeting gut microbiome: A novel and potential therapy for autism – Yongshou Yang et al. – Life Sciences


Dark matter in host-microbiome metabolomics: Tackling the unknowns–A review – B.Y. Loulou Peisl et al. – Analytica Chimica Acta

Animal experiments

Mouse: Intestinal Ralstonia pickettii augments glucose intolerance in obesity – Shanthadevi D. Udayappan et al. – PLoS One

Pig: Structural Modulation of Gut Microbiota during Alleviation of Suckling Piglets Diarrhoea with Herbal Formula – Cui Liu et al. – Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Rat: Effects of HLA-B27 on Gut Microbiota in Experimental Spondyloarthritis Implicate an Ecological Model of Dysbiosis – Gill T et al. – Arthritis and Rheumatology

Changes in mouse gut bacterial community in response to different types of drinking water – Marcela F. Dias et al. – Water Research

Mouse: Particle size determines the anti-inflammatory effect of wheat bran in a model of fructose over-consumption: Implication of the gut microbiota – Francesco Suriano & Audrey M. Neyrinck et al. – Journal of Functional Foods

Mouse: Mushroom polysaccharides from Ganoderma lucidum and Poria cocos reveal prebiotic functions – Imran Khan et al. – Journal of Functional Foods

Animal microbiome

Bacterial diversity of wild-caught Lutzomyia longipalpis (a vector of zoonotic visceral leishmaniasis in Brazil) under distinct physiological conditions by metagenomics analysis – Ana Clara Araújo Machado Pires et al. – Parasites & Vectors

Drosophila Perpetuates Nutritional Mutualism by Promoting the Fitness of Its Intestinal Symbiont Lactobacillus plantarum – Gilles Storelli et al. – Cell Metabolism

Analysis of the influence of living environment and age on vaginal fungal microbiome in giant pandas (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) by high throughput sequencing – Danyu Chen et al. – Microbial Pathogenesis

Plant, root and soil microbiome

Phosphate levels influence the utilisation of rice rhizodeposition carbon and the phosphate-solubilising microbial community in a paddy soil – Xi-En Long et al. – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Plant community and soil conditions individually affect soil microbial community assembly in experimental mesocosms – Aspen T. Reese et al. – Ecology and Evolution

Responses of bulk and rhizosphere soil microbial communities to thermoclimatic changes in a Mediterranean ecosystem – Javier Pascual et al. – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Remediation of arsenic in mung bean (Vigna radiata) with growth enhancement by unique arsenic-resistant bacterium Acinetobacter lwoffii – Joyati Das and Priyabrata Sarkar – Science of the Total Environment

* Opinion: Why we need a National Living Soil Repository – Daniel K. Manter et al. – PNAS

Long-term effects of nitrogen fertilization on aggregation and localization of carbon, nitrogen and microbial activities in soil – Yidong Wang et al. – Science of the Total Environment

Vineyard microbiome variations during different fertilisation practices revealed by 16s rRNA gene sequencing – Loredana Canfora et al. – Applied Soil Ecology

* Co-occurrence patterns of soybean rhizosphere microbiome at a continental scale – Baogang Zhang et al. – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Review: Symbiotic nitrogen fixation by rhizobia — the roots of a success story – Catherine Masson-Boivin and Joel L Sachs – Current Opinion in Plant Biology

Water and extremophile microbiome

PDF: From extreme environments to human pathogens: an evolutionary journey – Donato Giovannelli and Costantino Vetriani – Biochemical Society

Comparison of Iris pseudacorus wetland systems with unplanted systems on pollutant removal and microbial community under nanosilver exposure – Juan Huang et al. – Science of the Total Environment

Impacts of design configuration and plants on the functionality of the microbial community of mesocosm-scale constructed wetlands treating ibuprofen – Liang Zhang et al. – Water Research

Microbial community evolution in partial nitritation/anammox process: From sidestream to mainstream – Yandong Yang et al. – Bioresource Technology

Spatiotemporal changes in bacterial community and microbial activity in a full-scale drinking water treatment plant – Luanfeng Hou et al. – Science of the Total Environment

Built environment microbiome

Microbiological air contamination in university premises and the evaluation of drug resistance of staphylococci occurring in the form of a bioaerosol – Katarzyna Wolny-Koładka et al. – Indoor and Built Environment

Phages and viruses

Virome analysis of lily plants reveals a new potyvirus – Yongqiang Li et al. – Archives of Virology

Comparative Analysis of 37 Acinetobacter Bacteriophages – Dann Turner et al. – Viruses

Antiviral systems in vector mosquitoes – Tong Liu et al. – Developmental & Comparative Immunology

Microbes in the news

Launceston associate professors studying gut microbiome in elderly Tasmanians – Carly Dolan – Examiner

Biofilm made of mulberry silk to destroy dengue virus – TNN – Times of India

Rhode Island Health Department finds E. coli bacteria, issues boil water notice – PATRICIA RESENDE & TONY GUGLIOTT – NBC 10

Op-Ed: Survival tips in the age of drug-resistant bacteria – Kevin Kavanagh – Lexington Herald Leader

One Big Family: This Beautiful Interactive Diagram Shows How Every Organism Is Related – Fiona McMillan – Forbes

Researchers propose different approach to beat antibiotic-resistant superbugs – News Medical


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