February 1, 2018

The publication of a Springer manual entitled Mechanisms underlying host-microbiome interactions in pathopysiology of human diseases contains multiple interesting articles today, including reviews on the gut microbiome and preterm infant gut development, colerectal cancer, and metabolic disease, as well as a useful review of statistical models for mouse and human microbiome data. In addition, a revisitation of gut enterotypes via metabolomics, decreased Akkermansia muciniphila in psoriasis,  the bacterial communities of fiddler crabs, the impact of different wavelengths of light on hot spring bacteria, and two articles on the uses of metabarcoding in both 16S and eukaryotic microbiota analysis.

Events and jobs

Microbiology Manager – Covance – Indianapolis, Indiana


Pregnancy and early life

*Review: Impact of Microbes on the Intestinal Development of the Preterm Infant – Elizabeth Humphrey – In: Mechanisms Underlying Host-Microbiome Interactions in Pathophysiology of Human Diseases. Physiology in Health and Disease. Springer

Multi-site human microbiome

Review: Good and Bad Farming: The Right Microbiome Protects from Allergy – Markus Johannes Ege – Allergy Prevention and Exacerbation

Human gut microbiome

*Functional metagenomics identifies novel genes ABCTPP, TMSRP1 and TLSRP1 among human gut enterotypes – Manoj Kumar Verma – Scientific Reports

Gastric bacterial Flora in patients Harbouring Helicobacter pylori with or without chronic dyspepsia: analysis with matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectroscopy – Verima Pereira – BMC Gasteroentrology

*The Akkermansia muciniphila is a gut microbiota signature in psoriasis – LiRong Tan – Experimental Dermatology

Review: The regulation of host cellular and gut microbial metabolism in the development and prevention of colorectal cancer – Cheng-Bei Zhou – Critical Reviews in Microbiology

Editorial: Unveiling the gut virome in human health and diseases – Tao Zuo – International Journal of Clinical Virology

*Review: The Influence of the Microbiota on the Etiology of Colorectal Cancer – Melissa C. Kordahi – In: Mechanisms Underlying Host-Microbiome Interactions in Pathophysiology of Human Diseases. Physiology in Health and Disease. Springer

*Review: Altered Microbiota and Their Metabolism in Host Metabolic Diseases – Beng San Yeoh –  In: Mechanisms Underlying Host-Microbiome Interactions in Pathophysiology of Human Diseases. Physiology in Health and Disease. Springer

Review: The Gut Microbiome and Its Marriage to the Immune System: Can We Change It All? – Eva Untersmayr – Allergy Prevention and Exacerbation

*Review: Fecal Microbiota Transplants: Current Knowledge and Future Directions – Roxana Chis – In: Mechanisms Underlying Host-Microbiome Interactions in Pathophysiology of Human Diseases. Physiology in Health and Disease. Springer


Animal experiments

Tissue Level Diet and Sex-by-Diet Interactions Reveal Unique Metabolite and Clustering Profiles Using Untargeted Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry on Adipose, Skeletal Muscle, and Liver Tissue in C57BL6/J Mice – Ann Wells – Journal of Proteome Research

The Changes of Colonic Bacterial Composition and Bacterial Metabolism Induced by an Early Food Introduction in a Neonatal Porcine Model – Chao Shi – Current Microbiology

Animal microbiome

*Multiple colonist pools shape fiddler crab-associated bacterial communities – Catalina Cuellar-Gempeler – The ISME Journal

Transcriptional changes detected in fecal RNA of neonatal dairy calves undergoing a mild diarrhea are associated with inflammatory biomarkers – Fernanda Rosa – PLOSone

Tiny but mighty: The role of the rumen microbes in livestock production
K M Cammack – Journal of Animal Science

Effects of Spray-Dried Porcine Plasma on Fecal Microbiota in Nursery Pigs – Huyen Tran – Journal of Animal Science

Organic acid production from potato starch waste fermentation by rumen microbial communities from Dutch and Thai dairy cows – Susakul Palakawong Na Ayudthaya – Biotechnology for Biofuels

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

The impact of failure: unsuccessful bacterial invasions steer the soil microbial community away from the invader’s niche – C. A. Mallon – The ISME Journal

Stress-Tolerant Beneficial Microbes for Sustainable Agricultural Production – Reeta Goel – In: Microorganisms for Green Revolution. Microorganisms for Sustainability, vol 7. Springer

Taxonomically-linked growth phenotypes during arsenic stress among arsenic resistant bacteria isolated from soils overlying the Centralia coal seam fire – Taylor K. Dunivin – PLOSone

Review: The Chemistry of Plant-Microbe Interactions in the Rhizosphere and the Potential for Metabolomics to Reveal Signaling Related to Defense Priming and Induced Systemic Resistance – Msizi Mhlongo – Frontiers in Plant Science

Characterization of bacteria isolated from the Saffron (Crocus Sativus L.) rhizosphere – Majid Jami Al-Ahmadi – Journal of Horticultural Research

Review: Rhizoremediation – Plant Microbe Interactions in the Removal of Pollutants – Mehak Oberai – International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences (IJCMAS)

Role of microbes in organic carbon decomposition and maintenance of soil ecosystem – Hina Khatoon – International Journal of Chemical Studies

Water and extremophile microbiome

Vibrio cholerae embraces two major evolutionary traits as revealed by targeted gene sequencing – Kazuhisa Okada – Scientific Reports

*Effect of light wavelength on hot spring microbial mat biodiversity – Akifumi Nishida – PLOSone

Microbial Ecology

Estimating taxon-specific population dynamics in diverse microbial communities – Benjamin J. Koch – Ecosphere

Metabolomic analysis of low and high biofilm-forming Helicobacter pylori strains – Eric Hong Jian Wong – Scientific Reports


High dietary zinc feeding promotes persistence of multi-resistant E. coli in the swine gut – Lisa Ciesinski – PLOSone

Probiotics / prebiotics

An Integrative Review on the Effect of Prebiotics, Probiotics, and Synbiotics on Infection After Colorectal Cancer Surgery – Sarah Williams Anderson – Aorn Journal

Phages and Viruses

Metagenomic Analysis of the Jinding Duck Fecal Virome – Lili Zhao – Current Microbiology


*Statistical Models and Analysis of Microbiome Data from Mice and Humans – Yinglin Xia – In: Mechanisms Underlying Host-Microbiome Interactions in Pathophysiology of Human Diseases. Physiology in Health and Disease. Springer

Comparative Analysis of Sequence Clustering Methods for Deduplication of Biological Databases – Qingyu Chen – Journal of Data and Information Quality


GC-MS Analysis of Short-Chain Fatty Acids in Feces, Cecum Content, and Blood Samples – Lisa R. Hoving – Clinical Metabolomics

*16S rRNA gene metabarcoding and TEM reveals different ecological strategies within the genus Neogloboquadrina (planktonic foraminifer) – Clare Bird – PLOSone

*Metabarcoding analysis of eukaryotic microbiota in the gut of HIV-infected patients – Ibrahim Hamad – PLOSone

Microbes in the news

The Germ and the Gene: Gut Bacteria Research Takes a Step Forward – Ruairi MacKenzie – Technology Networks

These bacteria produce gold by digesting toxic metals – EurekaAlert



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