January 28, 2018

A preprint on the gut microbiome of few tribal groups in the Himalayan region; association between vaginal microbiota and HIV;   an integrative approach that encompasses  metatranscriptomics & fatty acid profiling to study the rumen microbiome during feeding;   environmental adaptation shapes the gut microbiota of Rhesus macaques;   microbiome of cactus rhizosphere;   news about uBiome; antibiotics;  and many more articles for today’s digest!

General microbiome

Review: Evolving Ecosystems: Inheritance and Selection in the Light of the Microbiome – S Sandoval-Motta – Archives of Medical Research

Multi-site human microbiome

The nasal microbiome mirrors and potentially shapes olfactory function – K Koskinen – Scientific Reports

Alterations of oral microbiota distinguish children with autism spectrum disorders from healthy controls – Y Qiao – Scientific Reports

Human respiratory microbiome

Pseudomonas aeruginosa Biofilms: Host Response and Clinical Implications in Lung Infections – NM Maurice – American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology

Human skin microbiome

Analysis of the skin mycobiome in adult patients with atopic dermatitis – SH Han – Experimental Dermatology

Human vaginal microbiome

Evaluation of the association between the concentrations of key vaginal bacteria and the increased risk of HIV acquisition in African women from five cohorts: a nested case-control study – RS McClelland – The Lancet

Prevalence of vaginal microorganisms among pregnant women according to trimester and association with preterm birth – K-A Son – Obstetrics & Gynecology Science

Human gut microbiome

Preprint: Gut microbiome transition across a lifestyle gradient in Himalaya – AR Jha – bioRxiv

Physical exercise, gut, gut microbiota, and atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases – J Chen – Lipids in Health and Disease

Therapeutic Opportunities in Intestinal Microbiota–Virus Interactions – V Monedero – Trends in Biotechnology

Almond Consumption and Processing Affects the Composition of the Gastrointestinal Microbiota of Healthy Adult Men and Women: A Randomized Controlled Trial. – HD Holscher – Nutrients

Effects of Ampicillin on the Gut Microbiome of an Adult Male as Determined by 16S rRNA V4 Metagenomics Sequencing and Greengenes Bioinformatics Suite – K Anukam – Journal of Advances in Microbiology

Determinants of Reduced Genetic Capacity for Butyrate Synthesis by the Gut Microbiome in Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis – EJ Laserna-Mendieta – Journal of Crohn’s and Colitis

The Role of Bacteria, Probiotics and Diet in Irritable Bowel Syndrome – A Harper – Foods

Animal experiments 

Preprint: Inter- and intra-domain functional redundancy in the rumen microbiome during plant biomass degradation – A Soellinger – bioRxiv

Gut microbiome may contribute to insulin resistance and systemic inflammation in obese rodents: a meta-analysis. – N Jiao – Physiological Genomics

Protective effect of rosmarinic acid and carnosic acid against streptozotocin-induced oxidation, glycation, inflammation and microbiota imbalance in diabetic rats. – J Ou -Food & Function

Glucocorticoids Drive Diurnal Oscillations in T Cell Distribution and Responses by Inducing Interleukin-7 Receptor and CXCR4 – A Shimba – Immunity

Review: Overview and systematic review of studies of microbiome in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder – TT Nguyen – Journal of Psychiatric Research

Animal microbiome 

Characterization of the Gut Microbiota in Six Geographical Populations of Chinese Rhesus Macaques (Macaca mulatta), Implying an Adaptation to High-Altitude Environment – J Zhao – Microbial Ecology

Opinion: Mission Accomplished? We Need a Guide to the ‘Post Release’ World of Wolbachia for Aedes-borne Disease Control – SA Ritchie – Cell

Microbial community assembly in wild populations of the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster – KL Adair – The ISME Journal

In silico identification, characterization and expression analysis of attacin gene family in response to bacterial and fungal pathogens in Tenebrio molitor – YH Jo – Entomological Research

Plant, root and soil microbiome

Editorial special issue: the soil, the seed, the microbes and the plant – EB Nelson – Plant and Soil

Complete Genome Sequence of Pseudomonas Parafulva PRS09-11288, a Biocontrol Strain Produces the Antibiotic Phenazine-1-carboxylic Acid – Y Zhang – Current Microbiology

The effects of road building on arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal diversity in Huangshan Scenic Area – A Yang – World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology

The role of species turnover in structuring bacterial communities in a local scale in the cactus rhizosphere – VN Kavamura – Plant and Soil

p-Coumaric can alter the composition of cucumber rhizosphere microbial communities and induce negative plant-microbial interactions – X Zhou – Biology and Fertility of Soils

Mycobiomes of sympatric Amorphophallus albispathus (Araceae) and Camellia sinensis (Theaceae) – a case study reveals clear tissue preferences and differences in diversity and composition – M Unterseher – Mycological Progress

Identification, synthesis and regulatory function of the N-acylated homoserine lactone signals produced by Pseudomonas chlororaphis HT66 – H Peng – Microbial Cell Factories

Building Bioeconomy in Agriculture: Harnessing Soil Microbes for Sustaining Ecosystem Services – R Rengalakshmi – Towards a Sustainable Bioeconomy: Principles, Challenges and Perspectives

Competitive traits are more important than stress-tolerance traits in a cadmium-contaminated rhizosphere: a role for trait theory in microbial ecology – JL Wood – Frontiers in Microbiology

Draft Genome Sequence of Pantoea ananatis Strain 1.38, a Bacterium Isolated from the Rhizosphere of Oryza sativa var. Puntal That Shows Biotechnological Potential as an Inoculant – E Megías – Genome Announcements

Copper Bioleaching in China: Review and Prospect – S Yin – Minerals

Water microbiome and extremophiles 

Core promoter information content correlates with optimal growth temperature – AA Aptekmann – Scientific Reports

Food microbiology

Genomic and functional characterisation of two Enterococcus strains isolated from Cotija cheese and their potential role in ripening – M Olvera-García – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Phages and viruses

Review: Phage or foe: an insight into the impact of viral predation on microbial communities – L Fernández – The ISME Journal


Artificial Gene Amplification in Escherichia coli Reveals Numerous Determinants for Resistance to Metal Toxicity – KJ Hoegler – Journal of Molecular Evolution

Microbes in the news

uBiome, the Leader in Microbial Genomics, Launches SmartGut and SmartJane Microbiome Test Kits in Canada – Daily Telescope

Niki Bezzant: A gutsful of good health – NZ Herald

How Phenylbutazone, Firocoxib Affect Horses’ Gut Microbiota – the Horse

Botulinum-type toxins jump to a new kind of bacteria – Science Daily

‘Forgotten’ antibiotic offers hope against worst superbugs – Digital Journal

Detect The Level Of Bacteria In Food With This Smartphone-Based System – Wonderful Engineering

When bad bugs jump from farm to bedside – Hutch News

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