March 8, 2018

A wide range of interesting articles today: the use of fungi communities in the production of gold nanoparticles, a link between dysbiosis of the oral microbiome and rheumatoid arthritis, a diet low in PKU decreases fecal butyrate, the bacterial diet of  C. elegans alters their proteome, and a functional metagenomic study of the gut microbiome of the giant panda.

Events and jobs

Postdoctoral Associate – School of Medicine/Surgery – University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences

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General microbiome

ReviewUnderstanding the microbiome – Mark Buchanan – Nature Physics

Pregnancy and early life

Conference Proceedings: Biology and Science of Human Milk – Integrated Approaches to Analyze Big Data in the Perinatal/Neonatal Space – Rob Knight – Human Milk Science

PrePrint: Hospitalized premature infants are colonized by related bacterial strains with distinct proteomic profiles – Christopher T. Brown – bioRxiv

Emollient use alters skin barrier and microbes in infants at risk for developing atopic dermatitis – Martin Glatz – PLOSone

Human oral microbiome

*Dysbiotic subgingival microbial communities in periodontally healthy patients with rheumatoid arthritis – Isabel Lopez-Oliva – Arthritis and Rheumatology

Human gut microbiome

*Phenylketonuric diet negatively impacts on butyrate production – E. Verduci – Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases

Review: Microbiotes et rhumatismes inflammatoires – Matthias Jarlborg – Revue Medicale Suisse

Gut Microbiome Composition Predicts Infection Risk during Chemotherapy in Children with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia – Hana Hakim – Clinical Infectious Diseases

PrePrint: American Gut: an Open Platform for Citizen-Science Microbiome Research – Daniel McDonald – bioRxiv

Review: Bile acid–microbiota crosstalk in gastrointestinal inflammation and carcinogenesis: a role for bifidobacteria and lactobacilli? – Borja Sánchez – Gastroenterology and Hepatology

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Animal microbiome

Effect of urea-supplemented diets on the ruminal bacterial and archaeal community composition of finishing bulls – Zhenming Zhou – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

*Metagenomic Study Suggests That the Gut Microbiota of the Giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) May Not Be Specialized for Fiber Fermentation – Wei Guo – Frontiers in Microbiology

*The C. elegans Proteome Response to Naturally Associated Microbiome Members of the Genus Ochrobactrum – Liam Cassidy – Proteomics

16S rRNA gene sequencing reveals effects of photoperiod on cecal microbiota of broiler roosters – Jun Wang – PeerJ

The Drosophila melanogaster Gut Microbiota Provisions Thiamine to Its Host – David R. Sannino – mBio

Host and aquatic environment shape the amphibian skin microbiome but effects on downstream resistance to the pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis are variable – Andrea J. Jani – Frontiers in Microbiology

A comparative analysis of microbial profile of Guinea fowl and chicken using metagenomic approach – Sarayu Bhogoju – PLOSone

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Impact of wastewater effluent containing aged nanoparticles and other components on biological activities of the soil microbiome, Arabidopsis plants, and earthworms – Jia Liu – Environmental Research

Dissertation: The influence of intraspecific variation in host plants on arthropod and fungal endophyte communities – Joshua G. Harrison – University of Nevada

Soil Microbiology Research in the Coming Decades: Translational Research Opportunities – Tapan Kumar Adhya – Advances in Soil Microbiology: Recent Trends and Future Prospects

Divergence of dominant factors in soil microbial communities and
functions in forest ecosystems along a climatic gradient – Zhiwei Xu – Biogeosciences

Climate, but not trait, effects on plant–soil feedback depend on mycorrhizal type in temperate forests – Jonathan A. Bennett – Ecosphere

Arbuscular Mycorrhiza Alleviates Restrictions to Substrate Water Flow and Delays Transpiration Limitation to Stronger Drought in Tomato – Michael Bitterlich – Frontiers in Plant Science

Ecological responses to forest age, habitat, and host vary by mycorrhizal type in boreal peatlands – Peter G. Kennedy – Mycorrhiza

Microbial Ecology

Holobionts and their hologenomes: Evolution with mixed modes of inheritance – Karen Luisa Haag – Genetics and Molecular Biology

Resistome

PrePrint: Conjugation factors controlling F-plasmid antibiotic resistance transmission – Hanna Alalam – bioRxiv

Comparative Genomics of Staphylococcus Reveals Determinants of Speciation and Diversification of Antimicrobial Defense – Malcolm James Horsburgh – bioRxiv

Bioinformatics

PrePrint: MetaWRAP – a flexible pipeline for genome-resolved metagenomic data analysis
– Gherman V Uritskiy – bioRxiv

Biotechnology

*Green synthesis of gold nanoparticles by thermophilic filamentous fungi – Zsófia Molnár – Scientific Reports

Techniques

Evaluation of magnetic cellulose bead-based DNA extraction from faecal materials for high-throughput bacterial community analyses – Tanzila Afrin – Applied Entomology and Zoology

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Microbes in the news

How extremophiles flourish in stressful environments – Science Daily

Does a Microbiome Exist in the Womb? – Medical News Bulletin

IBS and the Developing Microbiome – David Carreon – Modern Medicine Network

Bacteria and Art

Finding Art in the Gut, and Other Unexpected Places – Patrician Olsen – The New York Times

This Psychedelic Art Made from Moldy Food Is Tripping Us Out – Artist Felix Kalmenson proves decay can be gorgeous – Anna Marks – Vice

Artist to offer presentation on ‘Living Light’ exhibit March 5 at MCC – Daily Herald

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