February 20, 2018

In today’s digest you can read: about advantages of Atomic Force Microscopy in studying of oral microbiota in the paper by S. S. Salavadhi; about gut microbiome association with Type 1 diabetes in the paper by J.A. Mullaney; about influence of steroids on the gut microbiota in the review by M.J Tetel and about the ability of Synechococcus cyanobacteria to dynamically change their pigment content to match the ambient light color, in the paper by T. Grébert. These are of course just a few of many interesting articles today. Enjoy!

Events and jobs

MS graduate position: Amoeba microbiome, Conway, Arkansas, US

Research Fellow in Cell Biology – Microscopy, Warwick, UK

PhD Student, ROYAL NIOZ-TEXEL, Texel, the Netherlands

General microbiome

Review: A new piece in the microbiome puzzle – Lindsay J. Pike – Nature Reviews Microbiology

The importance of resolving biogeographic patterns of microbial microdiversity – Alexander B Chase – Microbiology Australia

Consistent changes in the taxonomic structure and functional attributes of bacterial communities during primary succession – Rüdiger Ortiz-Álvarez – the ISME Journal

Pregnancy and early life

Infant formulae supplemented with prebiotics: Are they better than unsupplemented formulae? An updated systematic review – Agata Skórka – British Journal of Nutrition

Early Dietary Patterns and Microbiota Development: Still a Way to Go from Descriptive Interactions to Health-Relevant Solutions – Patricia Iozzo – Frontiers in Nutrition

Roles of Birth Mode and Infant Gut Microbiota in Intergenerational Transmission of Overweight and Obesity From Mother to Offspring – Hein M. Tun – JAMA Pediatrics

Multi-site human microbiome

A blinded observational cohort study of the microbiological ecology associated with pyuria and overactive bladder symptoms – Kiren Gill – International Urogynecology Journal

Oral microbiome

Atomic force microscopy: A three-dimensional reconstructive tool of oral microbiota in gingivitis and periodontitis – Shyam Sunder Salavadhi – Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology

Human gut microbiome

Review: Steroids, stress and the gut microbiome-brain axis – M. J. Tetel – Journal of Neuroendocrinology

Alterations of the Gut Microbiota in Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis Patients – Zhao Fuya – Thyroid

Endospores and other lysis-resistant bacteria comprise a widely shared core community within the human microbiota – Sean Michael Kearney – bioRxiv

Alterations in Intestinal Microbiota Lead to Production of Interleukin 17 by Intrahepatic γδ T-cell Receptor-positive Cells and Pathogenesis of Cholestatic Liver Disease – Dana Tedesco – Gastroenterology

Type 1 diabetes susceptibility alleles are associated with distinct alterations in the gut microbiota – Jane A. Mullaney – BMC Microbiome

Animal experiments

Effect of Dietary Chestnut or Quebracho Tannin Supplementation on Microbial Community and Fatty Acid Profile in the Rumen of Dairy Ewes – Arianna Buccioni – BioMed Research International

Long-Term Treatment with Green Tea Polyphenols Modifies the Gut Microbiome of Female Sprague-Dawley Rats – Jincheng Wang – The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry

Microbiota-Derived Indole Metabolites Promote Human and Murine Intestinal Homeostasis through Regulation of Interleukin-10 Receptor – Erica E. Alexeev – The Americn Journal of Pathology

Interrelations between the rumen microbiota and production, behavioral, rumen-fermentation, metabolic, and immunological attributes of dairy cows – M. Schären – Journal of Diary Science

Animal microbiome

Disentangling metabolic functions of bacteria in the honey bee gut – Lucie Kešnerová – PLOS One

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Soil mixture composition alters Arabidopsis susceptibility to Pseudomonas syringae infection – Jana A. Hassan – Plant Direct

Taxonomic structure and function of seed-inhabiting bacterial microbiota from common reed (Phragmites australis) and narrowleaf cattail (Typha angustifolia L.) – Ting Gao – Archives of Microbiology

The soil microbiome — from metagenomics to metaphenomics – Janet K Jansson – Current Opinion in Microbiology

Exometabolomic profiling of bacterial strains cultivated using Arabidopsis root extract as the sole carbon source – Richard Paul Jacoby – Molecular Plant-Microbiome Interactions

A strain of Streptomyces sp. isolated from rhizospheric soil of Crataegus oxycantha producing Nalidixic acid, a synthetic antibiotic – Nidhi Arora – Journal of Applied Microbiology

High microbial diversity promotes soil ecosystem functioning – Pierre-Alain Maron – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Apportioning bacterial carbon source utilization in soil using 14C isotope analysis of FISH-targeted bacterial populations sorted by Fluorescence Activated Cell Sorting (FACS): 14C-FISH-FACS – Christos Gougoulias – Environmental Microbiology Reports

Insights into the fundamental physiology of the uncultured Fe-oxidizing bacterium Leptothrix ochracea – E. J. Fleming – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Light color acclimation is a key process in the global ocean distribution of Synechococcus cyanobacteria – Théophile Grébert – PNAS

Microbial Functional Gene Diversity Predicts Groundwater Contamination and Ecosystem Functioning – Zhili He – mBio

Iron and phosphorus deprivation induce sociality in the marine bloom-forming cyanobacterium Trichodesmium – Yael Tzubari – the ISME Journal

Cryptophyta as major bacterivores in freshwater summer plankton – Vesna Grujcic – the ISME Journal

Phages and viruses

The impact of bacteriophages on phyllosphere bacterial abundance and composition – Norma M. Morella – Molecular Ecology

Microbes in the news 

Guts and gory: vampire bats need bacteria to digest blood

Using mutant bacteria to study how changes in membrane proteins affect cell functions

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