May 31, 2018

Metagenomic analysis of the endangered kakapo fecal microbiota, a role for the microbiota in the social interaction habits of mice, using fecal metabolomics to readout functions of the gut microbiome.

General microbiome

Pre-print: Measuring the archaeome: detection and quantification of archaea signatures in the human body – Manuela R Pausan – bioRxiv

Human skin microbiome

Short‐term direct contact with soil and plant materials leads to an immediate increase in diversity of skin microbiota – Mira Grönroos – Microbiology Open

Human oral microbiome

Preliminary esophageal microbiome studies prompt important scientific questions – Yash Choksi – Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology

Human urinary microbiome

Calcium Oxalate Urolithiasis: A Case of Missing Microbes? – Carlos Alfredo Batagello – Journal of Endourology

Animal experiments

Social interaction-induced activation of RNA splicing in the amygdala of microbiome-deficient mice – Roman M Stilling – eLIFE

Differences in cecal microbiome of selected high and low feather-pecking laying hens – P Birkl – Poultry Science

Digestive microbiota is different in pigs receiving antimicrobials or a feed additive during the nursery period – Cassandra Soler – PLOS ONE

Dietary supplementation with yeast hydrolysate in pregnancy influences colostrum yield and gut microbiota of sows and piglets after birth – Shah Hasah – PLOS ONE

Dietary sodium butyrate improves intestinal development and function by modulating the microbial community in broilers – Wei Wu – PLOS ONE

Animal microbiome

Network-guided genomic and metagenomic analysis of the faecal microbiota of the critically endangered kakapo – David W Waite – Scientific Reports

Bacterial diversity and community structure of the intestinal microbiome of Channel Catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) during ontogenesis – Francisca A Burgos – Systematic and Applied Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Pre-print: Consortia of anti-nematode fungi and bacteria in the rhizosphere of soybean plants attacked by root-knot nematodes – Hirokazu Toju – bioRxiv

The importance of phyllosphere on plant functional ecology: a phyllo trait manifesto – Bruno H P Rosado – New Phytologist

Biocatalytic potential of Streptomyces spp. isolates from rhizosphere of plants and mycorrhizosphere of fungi – Jelena Spasic – Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry

Hosts do not simply outsource pathogen resistance to protective symbionts – Jan Hrček – Evolution

Water and extremophile microbiome

Microbial Diversity in Sediments from the Bottom of the Challenger Deep, the Mariana Trench – Takuro Nunoura – Microbes and Environments

Microbial Community Composition and Putative Biogeochemical Functions in the Sediment and Water of Tropical Granite Quarry Lakes – Amit Kumar – Microbial Ecology

Bloom of a denitrifying methanotroph, “Candidatus Methylomirabilis limnetica”, in a deep stratified lake – Jon S Graf – Environmental Microbiology

Food microbiology

Microbiome dynamics during spontaneous fermentations of sound grapes in comparison with sour rot and Botrytis infected grapes – Jessica Lleixà – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Pre-print: Microbial Community Structure and Diversity of Shrimp Paste at Different Fermentation Stages – Dai Lingying – bioRxiv

Bioinformatics

MetaHMM: A webserver for identifying novel genes with specified functions in metagenomic samples – Balázs Szalkai – Genomics

Metabolomics

The fecal metabolome as a functional readout of the gut microbiome – Jonas Zierer – Nature Genetics

More microbes

Pre-print: Aggregation of Vibrio cholerae by cationic polymers enhances quorum sensing but over-rides biofilm dissipation in response to autoinduction – Nicolas Perez-Soto – bioRxiv

Microbes in the news

Virus genes from city pond rescue bacteria – ScienceDaily

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