May 6, 2018

Brassicaceae plants-fungi associations, a feature on PCR bias during microbiome analysis, a thesis about viruses; preprints about Mobile-CRISPRi system on bacteria, what may happen to the intestinal microbiota when Lactobacillus reuteri intervenes; few non-microbio picks covering mental health, conservation policy, stem cell policy; and a lot more for our digest from Sunday.

General microbiome

Preprint: Mobile-CRISPRi: Enabling Genetic Analysis of Diverse Bacteria – JM Peters – bioRxiv

Preprint: Effect of Lactobacillus reuteri on intestinal microflora and immune parameters: involvement of sex differences – J He – biorXiv

Review: The Interplay Between the Microbiome and Cardiovascular Risk – BA Minnifield – Current Genetic Medicine Reports

Klebsiella pneumoniae as a key trafficker of drug resistance genes from environmental to clinically important bacteria – KL Wyres – Current Opinion in Microbiology

Proteomic studies on lactic acid bacteria: A review – KS Vinusha – Biochemistry and Biophysics Reports

Multi-site human microbiome

Distinct shifts in the oral microbiota are associated with the progression and aggravation of mucositis during radiotherapy – J Hou – Radiotherapy and Oncology

Human skin microbiome

Skin microbiome changes in patients with interdigital tinea pedis – R  Wang – British Journal of Dermatology

Human vaginal microbiome

The Vaginal Eukaryotic DNA Virome and Preterm Birth  – KM Wylie – American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Systematic Review: The vaginal microbiota and its association with Human Papillomavirus, Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhea and Mycoplasma genitalium infections: a systematic review and meta-analysis – J Tamarelle – Clinical Microbiology and Infection

Human gut microbiome

Review: Methods for studying gut microbiota: A primer for physicians – AN Sarangi – Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology

Review: Effects of the Gut microbiota on Amygdalin and its use as an anti-cancer therapy: Substantial review on the key components involved in altering dose efficacy and toxicity – V Jaiswal – Biochemistry and Biophysics Reports

The ability of human intestinal anaerobes to metabolize different oligosaccharides: Novel means for microbiota modulation? – R Ose – Anaerobe

Clostridium difficile cure with fecal microbiota transplantation in a child with Pompe disease: a case report – DE Dow – Journal of Medical Case Reports

Association Between Bacteremia from Specific Microbes and Subsequent Diagnosis of Colorectal Cancer  – TNY Kwong – Gastroenterology

Animal experiments 

Tributyltin exposure induces gut microbiome dysbiosis with increased body weight gain and dyslipidemia in mice – H Guo – Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology

Inhibition Effect of Glycyrrhiza Polysaccharide (GCP) on Tumor Growth through Regulation of the Gut Microbiota Composition – X Zhang – Journal of Pharmacological Sciences

Ketogenic diet enhances neurovascular function with altered gut microbiome in young healthy mice – D Ma – Scientific Reports

Preprint: Efficacy of fecal sampling as a gut proxy in the study of chicken gut microbiota – W Yan – bioRxiv

Acute exposure to PBDEs at an environmentally realistic concentration causes abrupt changes in the gut microbiota and host health of zebrafish – L Chen – Environmental Pollution

Animal microbiome 

Integrated metatranscriptomics and metaproteomics for the characterization of bacterial microbiota in unfed Ixodes ricinus – A Hernández-Jarguín – Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases

Metatranscriptome analysis of the intestinal microorganisms in Pardosa pseudoannulata in response to cadmium stress – H Yang – Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Beneficial associations between Brassicaceae plants and fungal endophytes under nutrient-limiting conditions: evolutionary origins and host–symbiont molecular mechanisms – K Hiruma – Current Opinion in Plant Biology

Cross-kingdom lipid transfer in arbuscular mycorrhiza symbiosis and beyond – A Keymer – Current Opinion in Plant Biology

Isolation of local Bacillus spp. from Afghanistan soils and their potential in suppressing the root-knot nematodes on tomato – AS Jamily – J-Stage

Effect of community-based soil and water conservation practices on arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi types, spore densities, root colonization, and soil nutrients in the northern highlands of Ethiopia – M Welemariam – Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture

Biocontrol mechanisms of Bacillus sp., isolated from tomato rhizosphere, against Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici – M Jangir – Biological Control

Root Exudates Dominate the Colonization of Pathogen and Plant Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria – J Yuan – Root Biology

Unfolding the Role of Rhizomicrobiome Toward Sustainable Agriculture – S Kaul – Root Biology

Litter breakdown as a tool for assessment of the efficiency of afforestation and ash-aided phytostabilization on metal-contaminated soils functioning in Northern France – J Leclercq-Dransart – Environmental Science and Pollution Research 

Sugars en route to the roots. Transport, metabolism and storage within plant roots and towards microorganisms of the rhizosphere – N Hennion – Physiologia Plantarum

Salt marsh sediment bacterial communities maintain original population structure after transplantation across a latitudinal gradient – A Angermeyer – PeerJ

Impact of slope exposure on chemical and microbiological properties of Norway spruce deadwood and underlying soil during early stages of decomposition in the Italian Alps – T Bardelli – CATENA

Built environment 

A comparative study of eubacterial communities by PCR-DGGE fingerprints in anoxic and aerobic biotrickling filters used for biogas desulfurization – A Valle – Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering

Food microbiology

Microbial community dynamics of Dan’er barley grain during the industrial malting process – X Li – Food Microbiology

Physicochemical, microbiological and sensory acceptance alterations of strawberries caused by gamma radiation and storage time – M de Jesus Filho – Scientia Horticulturae

Evaluation of critical points of mould growth and mycotoxin production in the stored barley ecosystem with a hazardous initial microbiological state of grain – J Wawrzyniak – Journal of Stored Products Research

Viruses and phages

Thesis: Virology By The Numbers: A Quantitative Exploration of Viral Energetics, Genomics, and Ecology – G Mahmoudabadi – Caltech THESIS

 

Techniques

Microbiology: making the best of PCR bias – M  Eisenstein – Nature

Anton Chekhov and Robert Koch Cheek to Cheek: A Proteomic Study – A D’Amato – Proteomics

Microbes in the news

Future of Microbiome Drugs Market including key players Pfizer, Second Genome, Seres Therapeutics – Technical Progress News

Pattern hair loss could be due to gut bacteria – Science Nordic

Legionella bacteria has been detected at the problem-plagued Perth Children’s Hospital. – SBS News

Connections Between Art And Science Explored – The Enterprise

Non-microbiology picks

Arctic ice carries heavy freight of plastic – Nature

Brazil’s lawmakers renew push to weaken environmental rules – Nature

Feeling overwhelmed by academia? You are not alone – Nature

Real-world illness requires medical multitasking – Nature

Announcement: stem-cell policy – Nature

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