March 17, 2018

A packed microbiome digest today, particularly if you want to indulge in a gut microbiome review or some soil microbiome discoveries. There is also a nice microbial perspective on the life‐history evolution of marine invertebrate larvae!



Report of the San Francisco Bay Area Microbiome Meetup group


Scientific Officer (Microbiology) – Hyper Recruitment Solutions – Wiltshire, UK

Assistant professor in Reproductive Health Sciences with focus on the microbiome – Karolinska Institutet – Sweden

Human respiratory microbiome

Chronic Rhinosinusitis: Potential Role of Microbial Dysbiosis and Recommendations for Sampling Sites – Elizabeth Copeland – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

Human gut microbiome

 Can microbiology affect psychiatry? A link between gut microbiota and psychiatric disorders – Ewelina Gulas  – Psychiatria Polska

A Lachnospiraceae-dominated bacterial signature in the fecal microbiota of HIV-infected individuals from Colombia, South America – Homero San-Juan-Vergara – Scientific Reports

Preprint: Resilience of small intestinal beneficial bacteria to the toxicity of soybean oil fatty acids – Sara C. Di Rienzi – BioRxiv

A systematic review of studies on the faecal microbiota in anorexia nervosa: future research may need to include microbiota from the small intestine – Hanna Ferløv Schwensen – Eating and Weight Disorders – Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity

Systematic Review: Gut Microbiota in Fecal Samples and Detection of Colorectal Neoplasms – Efrat L. Amitay – Gut Microbes

How are the expression patterns of gut antimicrobial peptides modulated by human gastrointestinal diseases? A bridge between infectious, inflammatory, and malignant diseases – Paulo André Dias Bastos – Journal of the European Peptide Society EPS

Animal experiments

Prebiotic attenuation of olanzapine-induced weight gain in rats: analysis of central and peripheral biomarkers and gut microbiota – Amy Chia-Ching Kao – Translational Psychiatry

Adverse effect of early-life high-fat/high-carbohydrate (“Western”) diet on bacterial community in the distal bowel of mice – Sandra InfanteVillamil – Nutrition Research

Animal microbiome

A microbial perspective on the life‐history evolution of marine invertebrate larvae: If, where and when to feed – Tyler J. Carrier – Marine Ecology

The significance of the diversity and composition of the cecal microbiota of the Tibetan swine – Weiping Yang – Annals of Microbiology

A global comparison of the microbiome compositions of three gut locations in commercial pigs with extreme feed conversion ratios – Jianping Quan – Scientific Reports

Holobionts and ecological speciation: the intestinal microbiota of lake whitefish species pairs – Maelle Sevellec – Microbiome

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

 Are the microbial communities involved in glucose assimilation in paddy soils treated with different fertilization regimes for three years similar? – Yali Kong – Journal of Soils and Sediments

Comparison of crop productivity and soil microbial activity among different fertilization patterns in red upland and paddy soils – Liu Kai-lou – Acta Ecologica Sinica

Application of manure containing tetracyclines slowed down the dissipation of tet resistance genes and caused changes in the composition of soil bacteria – WenguangXiong – Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Soil pH is equally important as salinity in shaping bacterial communities in saline soils under halophytic vegetation – Shuai Zhao – Scientific Reports

Glyphosate application increased catabolic activity of gram-negative bacteria but impaired soil fungal community – Yehao Liu – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Bacterial community structure and diversity responses to the direct revegetation of an artisanal zinc smelting slag after 5 years – Youfa Luo – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

 Water and extremophile microbiome

Incubation with macroalgae induces large shifts in water column microbiota, but minor changes to the epibiota of cooccurring macroalgae – Melissa Y Chen – Molecular Ecology


Review and perspective on mathematical modeling of microbial ecosystems – Antonella Succurro – Biochemical Society Transactions


DNA extraction for streamlined metagenomics of diverse environmental samples – Clarisse Marotz – BIOTECHNIQUES

Microbes in the news

Sensitive Microbial Test Identifies Previously Undetectable Bacteria –  Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News


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