March 1, 2018

Quite a few articles on viruses today: The identification of human-like hormones in viral genomes that can bind to human and murine receptors; identification of multiple Antarctic sea-ice bacteriophages that are only active in the cold; bacterial immunity loss explains bacteria/phage co-existence; and the plans for a global virome project.

Pregnancy and early life

The microbiome and metabolome of pre-term infant stool is personalized, and not driven by health outcomes including necrotizing enterocolitis and late-onset sepsis -Stephen Wandro – bioRxiv

Review: Relationships Between Perinatal Interventions, Maternal-Infant Microbiomes, and Neonatal Outcomes – Gregory Valentine – Clinics in Perinatology

Human respiratory microbiome

Review: The Respiratory Microbiome in COPD – Orla O’Carroll – COPD – An Update in Pathogenesis and Clinical Management

Human vaginal microbiome

Bacterial identification of the vaginal microbiota in Ecuadorian pregnant teenagers: an exploratory analysis – Ana María Salinas – PeerJ

Human gut microbiome

Dissertation: Multi-Omic Analysis of Complex Microbial Communities in Gastrointestinal Lavage Fluid and their Association with Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma – Brittany Ferguson-Williams – University of South Alabama

Gut microbiota diversity according to dietary habits and geographical provenance – Bruno Senghor – Human Microbiome Journal

Intestinal microbiota, metabolome and gender dimorphism in autism spectrum disorders – Rafail I.Kushak – Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Review: A gut feeling: Microbiome-brain-immune interactions modulate social and affective behaviors – Kristyn E.Sylvia – Hormones and Behavior

Gorillibacterium timonense sp. nov. and Vitreoscilla massiliensis sp. nov., two new bacterial species isolated from stool specimens of obese Amazonian patients – Sokhna Ndongo – New Microbes and New Infections

«Collinsella provencensis» sp. nov., «Parabacteroides bouchesdurhonensis» sp. nov., and «Sutterella seckii» sp. nov., three new bacterial species identified from human gut microbiota – Niokhor Dione – New Microbes and New Infections

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Animal experiments

Gastrointestinal colonisation and systemic spread of Candida albicans in mice treated with antibiotics and prednisolone – Michiyo Kobayashi-Sakamoto – Microbial Pathogenesis

Effects of non-purified and semi-purified commercial diets on behaviors, plasma corticosterone levels, and cecum microbiome in C57BL/6J mice – Atsushi Toyoda – Neuroscience Letters

Brain-derived neurotrophic factor preserves intestinal mucosal barrier function and alters gut microbiota in mice – Chen Li – The Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences

Immunization with intestinal microbiota-derived Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli reduces bacteria-specific recolonization of the intestinal tract – Julio Adrián Garfias-López – Immunology Letters

Commensal Microbes Induce Serum IgA Responses that Protect against Polymicrobial Sepsis – Joel R.Wilmore – Cell Host & Microbe

Animal microbiome

Effects of glyphosate herbicide on the gastrointestinal microflora of Hawaiian green turtles (Chelonia mydas) Linnaeus – Ronald P.Kittle – Marine Pollution Bulletin

Identification of Uncultured Bacterial Species from Firmicutes, Bacteroidetes and CANDIDATUS Saccharibacteria as Candidate Cellulose Utilizers from the Rumen of Beef Cows – Lee James Opdahl – Microorganisms

Microbial community dynamics during rearing of black soldier fly larvae (Hermetia illucens) and its impact on exploitation potential – Jeroen De Smet – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Urea nitrogen induces changes in rumen microbial and host metabolic profiles in dairy cows – D.Jin – Livestock Science

Air Microbiome

Aeolian dispersal of bacteria in southwest Greenland: their sources, abundance, diversity and physiological states – Tina Šantl-Temkiv – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Shrub encroachment is associated with changes in soil bacterial community composition in a temperate grassland ecosystem – Xingjia Xiang – Plant and Soil

Effects of thinning intensity on understory vegetation and soil microbial communities of a mature Chinese pine plantation in the Loess Plateau – Peng Dang – Science of The Total Environment

Characterization of halotolerant, pigmented, plant growth promoting bacteria of groundnut rhizosphere and its in-vitro evaluation of plant-microbe protocooperation to withstand salinity and metal stress – Avishek Banik – Science of The Total Environment

Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal and soil microbial communities in African Dark Earths – Tessa Camenzind – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Effects of thinning intensity on understory vegetation and soil microbial communities of a mature Chinese pine plantation in the Loess Plateau – Peng Dang – Science of The Total Environment

Plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria inoculation and nitrogen fertilization increase maize (Zea mays L.) grain yield and modified rhizosphere microbial communities – Luciana P. Di Salvo – Applied Soil Ecology

Review: Understanding the impact of soil sodicity on mycorrhizal symbiosis: Some facts and gaps identified from cotton systems – Samieh Eskandari – Applied Soil Ecology

Morphological, biochemical and molecular characterization of culturable epilithic and endolithic bacteria from rocks of Ayubia (Murree), lower Himalaya, Pakistan – I. Khan –
Applied Ecology and Environmental Research

Impact of sugarcane bagasse-derived biochar on heavy metal availability and microbial activity: A field study – Chengrong Nie – Chemosphere

Water and extremophile microbiome

Unexpected fungal communities in the Rehai thermal springs of Tengchong influenced by abiotic factors – Kai-Hui Liu – Extremophiles

Marine microbes in 4D — using time series observation to assess the dynamics of the ocean microbiome and its links to ocean health – Pier Luigi Buttigieg – Current Opinion in Microbiology

The future of genomics in polar and alpine cyanobacteria – Nathan A M Chrismas – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Unexpected fungal communities in the Rehai thermal springs of Tengchong influenced by abiotic factors – Kai-Hui Liu – Extremophiles

Actinobacterial community structure in the Polar Frontal waters of the Southern Ocean of the Antarctica using Geographic Information System (GIS): A novel approach to study Ocean Microbiome – P. Sivasankar – Data in Brief

Review: Actinobacterial community structure in the Polar Frontal waters of the Southern Ocean of the Antarctica using Geographic Information System (GIS): A novel approach to study Ocean Microbiome – P. Sivasankar – Data in Brief

Microbial Ecology

Symbiosis in the microbial world: from ecology to genome evolution – Jean-Baptiste Raina – Biology Open

Dissertation: Understanding Microbial Community Dynamics in High-Solids Lignocellulolytic Systems Using Bioinformatics Tools – Joshua Thomas Claypool – University of California, Davis

Review: Uncultivated microbes—in need of their own nomenclature? – Aharon Oren – The ISME Journal

Resistome

Diverse and abundant antibiotic resistance genes from mariculture sites of China’s coastline – Quanxin Gao – Science of The Total Environment

Evaluation of resistance gene transfer from heat-treated Escherichia coli – Laëtitia Le Devendec – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Phages and viruses

*The Global Virome Project – Dennis Carroll – Science

*Viral insulin-like peptides activate human insulin and IGF-1 receptor signaling: A paradigm shift for host–microbe interactions – Emrah Altindis – PNAS

*The first known virus isolates from Antarctic sea ice have complex infection patterns – Anne-Mari Luhtanen – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

*Immune loss as a driver of coexistence during host-phage coevolution
Jake L Weissman – The ISME Journal

PuLSE: Quality control and quantification of peptide sequences explored by phage display libraries – Steven Shave – PLOSone

Metabolomics

A quantitative metabolomics study of bacterial metabolites in different domains – Fanyi Zhong – Analytica Chimica Acta

Waste and Pollution

Ferric sulfate and proline enhance heavy-metal tolerance of halophilic/ halotolerant soil microorganisms and their bioremediation potential for spilled-oil under multiple stresses – Dina M. Al-Mailem – Frontiers in Microbiology

The divergence between fungal and bacterial communities in seasonal and spatial variations of wastewater treatment plants – Ziyan Wei – Science of The Total Environment

Techniques

Genome-scale metabolic models as platforms for identification of novel genes as antimicrobial drug targets – Bashir Sajo Mienda – Future Medicine

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Microbes in the news

Microbiota-gut-brain axis is at epicenter of new approach to mental health – Mary Ann Leibert – EurekAlert

Dietary Advice Based on the Bacteria in Your Gut – Charles Wallace – The Wall Street Journal

The silent microbiome crisis – Tobias Rees – The Washington Post

C-sections and gut bacteria increase risk of childhood obesity – Medical Press

Researchers film bacteria using melee combat to steal antibiotic resistance genes – Phys.org

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