May 2, 2018

 

In our 2nd May Digest there are many interesting Jobs, News and papers, among which few recommendations: the review on human oral microbiota by Yangheng Zhang, bacterial versus human thymidylate synthas by Zahidul Islam, gut metabolome meets microbiome by Santosh Lamichhane and GET_PHYLOMARKERS – a new software package for phylogenomics and inferring pan-genome phylogenies. Enjoy!

Jobs

Research assistant in Microbial Systems and Synthetic Biology, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Research Scientist Engineer, University of Washington, WA, US

Post-Doctoral Research Scientist – Molecular Biology/Biochemistry, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, UK

Post-doc position, Universite Bourgogne Franche-Comté, Dijon, France

General microbiome

Novel Antimicrobials for the Treatment of Clostridium difficile Infection – Nicola Petrosillo – Frontiers in Medicine

Metagenomic assessment of the interplay between the environment and the genetic diversification of Acinetobacter – Marc Garcia-Garcera – Environmental Microbiology

Further expansion of methane metabolism in the Archaea – Yulin Wang – bioRxiv

Bacterial versus human thymidylate synthase: Kinetics and functionality – Zahidul Islam – PLOS One

Humans as holobionts: implications for prevention and therapy – Maarten van de Guchte – Microbiome

Genomewide characterisation of the genetic diversity of carotenogenesis in bacteria of the order Sphingomonadales – Shivakumara Siddaramappa – Microbial Genomics

Pregnancy and early life

Spleen development is modulated by neonatal gut microbiota – M. Manuela Rosado – Immunology Letters

HIV antiretroviral exposure in pregnancy induces detrimental placenta vascular changes that are rescued by progesterone supplementation – Hakimeh Mohammadi – Scientific Reports

Human respiratory microbiome

Biological exacerbation clusters demonstrate asthma and COPD overlap with distinct mediator and microbiome profiles  – Michael A. Ghebre – Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Oral microbiome

Review: Human oral microbiota and its modulation for oral health – Yangheng Zhang – Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy

Oral Administration of Probiotics Increases Paneth Cells and Intestinal Antimicrobial Activity – Silvia I. Cazorla – Frontiers in Microbiology /Food Microbiology

Oral microbiota reveals signs of acculturation in Mexican American women – Kristi L. Hoffman – PLOS One

Human gut microbiome

Gut metabolome meets microbiome: A methodological perspective to understand the relationship between host and microbe – Santosh Lamichhane – Methods

Linking gut microbiota to cardiovascular disease and hypertension: Lessons from chronic kidney disease – B. Meijers – Pharmacological Research

PGRP-LB homolog acts as a negative modulator of immunity in maintaining the gut-microbe symbiosis of red palm weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus Olivier – Bishnu Dawadi – Developmental & Comparative Immunology

Imbalance of gut microbiome and intestinal epithelial barrier dysfunction in cardiovascular disease  – Judith N. Lezutekong – Clinical Science

Intestinal Immunomodulatory Cells (T Lymphocytes): A Bridge between Gut Microbiota and Diabetes – Qingwei Li – Mediators of Inflammation

In Vitro Fermentation Behaviour of Isomalto/Malto‐Polysaccharides Using Human Faecal Inoculum Indicates Prebiotic Potential – Fangjie Gu – Molecular Nutrition & food Research

A repeat offender: Recurrent extraintestinal Clostridium difficile infection following fecal microbiota transplantation – Bradley J.Gardiner – Anaerobe

Illuminating the microbiome’s dark matter: a functional genomic toolkit for the study of human gut Actinobacteria – Jordan E Bisanz – bioRxiv

Animal experiments

Astragalus affects fecal microbial composition of young hens as determined by 16S rRNA sequencing – Hongxing Qiao – AMB Express

Omeprazole Minimally Alters the Fecal Microbial Community in Six Cats: A Pilot Study – Sarah M. Schmid – Frontiers in Veterinary Science

Resveratrol Prevents the Development of Hypertension Programmed by Maternal Plus Post‐Weaning High‐Fructose Consumption Through Modulation of Oxidative Stress, Nutrient‐Sensing Signals, and Gut Microbiota – You-Lin Tain – Molecular Nutrition & Food Research

DNA microarray-based assessment of virulence potential of Shiga toxin gene-carrying Escherichia coli O104:H7 isolated from feedlot cattle feces – Pragathi B. Shridhar – PLOS One

Animal microbiome

Comparative metabolomics of aging in a long-lived bat: Insights into the physiology of extreme longevity – Hope C. Ball – PLOS One

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Identification of chemotaxis compounds in root exudates and their sensing chemoreceptors in plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria Bacillus amyloliquefaciens SQR9 – Haichao Feng – Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions

Shared strategies for β-lactam catabolism in the soil microbiome – Terence S. Crofts – Nature Chemical Biology

Review: Molecular networks in plant-pathogen holobiont – Tatsuya Nobori – FEBS Letters

Importance of Soil Temperature for the Growth of Temperate Crops under a Tropical Climate and Functional Role of Soil Microbial Diversity – Nurul Syazwani Ahmad Sabri – Microbes and Environments

The Impact of Remediation Through Stabilizing Amendments on Taxonomic and Metabolic Patterns of Bacteria and Archaea in Cadmium-Contaminated Paddy Fields in Southwestern China – Yi Chen – bioRxiv

Cas9/CRISPR genome editing to demonstrate the contribution of Cyp51A Gly138Ser to azole resistance in Aspergillus fumigatus – Takashi Umeyama – bioRxiv

Short-term microbial effects of a large-scale mine-tailing storage facility collapse on the local natural environment – Heath W. Garris –  PLOS One

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Effect of the natural arsenic gradient on the diversity and arsenic resistance of bacterial communities of the sediments of Camarones River (Atacama Desert, Chile) – Carla G. Leon – PLOS One

The association of diet, gut microbiota and colorectal cancer: what we eat may imply what we get – Jia Yang – Protein & Cell

Marine-influenced microbial communities inhabit terrestrial hot springs on a remote island volcano – Lucy C. Stewart – Extremophiles

Lignite coal burning seam in the remote Altai Mountains harbors a hydrogen-driven thermophilic microbial community – Vitaly V. Kadnikov – Scientific Reports

Effects of Fecal Source Input, Environmental Conditions, and Environmental Sources on Enterococci Concentrations in a Coastal Ecosystem – Derek Rothenheber – bioRxiv

Precipitation of Calcium Carbonate Mineral Induced by Viral Lysis of Cyanobacteria – Hengchao Xu – Biogeosciences

Food microbiology

Probiotic and Technological Properties of Exopolysaccharide Producing Lactic Acid Bacteria Isolated from Cereal-based Nigerian Fermented Food Products – A.T. Adesulu-Dahunsi – Food Control

Phages and viruses

Human enteric bacteria and viruses in five wastewater treatment plants in the Eastern Cape, South Africa – Olayinka Osuolale – Journal of Infection and Public Health

Dissecting the herpesvirus architecture by targeted proteolysis – Gina Rose Daniel – bioRxiv

Bioinformatics

GET_PHYLOMARKERS, a Software Package to Select Optimal Orthologous Clusters for Phylogenomics and Inferring Pan-Genome Phylogenies, Used for a Critical Geno-Taxonomic Revision of the Genus Stenotrophomonas – Pablo Vinuesa – Frontiers in Microbiology / Evolutionary and Genomic Microbiology

Bioenergy

Genome-centric metatranscriptomes and ecological roles of the active microbial populations during cellulosic biomass anaerobic digestion – Yangyang Jia – Biotechnology for Biofuels

Meta-proteomic analysis of protein expression distinctive to electricity-generating biofilm communities in air-cathode microbial fuel cells – Jeremy F. Chignell – Biotechnology for Biofuels

Metagenome, metatranscriptome, and metaproteome approaches unraveled compositions and functional relationships of microbial communities residing in biogas plants – Julia Hassa – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Mini Review: New concepts in anaerobic digestion processes: recent advances and biological aspects – Antonio Castellano-Hinojosa – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Genome comparison of different Zymomonas mobilis strains provides insights on conservation of the evolution – Chen Chen – PLOS One

Microbes in the news

Microbes living in a toxic volcanic lake could hold clues to life on Mars

Researchers Finally Figure Out How Vaping Impacts Your Gut Bacteria

Bacteria eat antibiotics, and warn each other of threats

 

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