October 8, 2018

The Digest is back with a lot of plant and soil microbiome papers. Highlights include how nematodes may alter microbial communities to benefit the host, a review on host-microbe interactions affecting acne, and a common garden study on causal relationship between plant phenotype and its rhizosphere microbiome.

General microbiology

A Candida auris Outbreak and Its Control in an Intensive Care Setting – David W. Eyre et al. – New England Journal of Medicine

** Diplogastrellus nematodes are sexually transmitted mutualists that alter the bacterial and fungal communities of their beetle host – Cristina C. Ledón-Rettig et al. – PNAS

Cross-talk between MarR-like transcription factors coordinates the regulation of motility in uropathogenic Escherichia coli – Courtney L. Luterbach & Harry L.T. Mobley – Infection and Immunity

Antibiotic resistance

Environmental dimensions of antibiotic resistance: Assessment of basic science gaps – Kornelia Smalla et al. – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Human skin microbiome

** Host-microbiome interactions and recent progress into understanding the biology of acne vulgaris – Alan M. O’Neill & Richard L. Gallo – Microbiome

Human oral microbiome

Molecular analysis of oral microflora in patients with primary Sjögren’s syndrome by using high-throughput sequencing – Zhifang Zhou et al. – PeerJ

Human repiratory microbiome

Genomics, Microbiomics, Proteomics, and Metabolomics in Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia – Charitharth Vivek Lal et al. – Seminars in Perinatology

Human gut microbiome

Association of metformin administration with gut microbiome dysbiosis in healthy volunteers – Ilze Elbere et al. – PLoS One

Oral probiotic combination of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium alters the gastrointestinal microbiota during antibiotic treatment for Clostridium difficile infection – T. J. De Wolfe et al. – PLoS One

Review: Impact of the gut microbiota on chemical risk assessment – Tine Rask Licht & Martin Iain Bahl – Current Opinion in Toxicology

Alterations in gut bacterial and fungal microbiomes are associated with bacterial Keratitis, an inflammatory disease of the human eye – Rajagopalaboopathi Jayasudha et al. – Journal of Biosciences

The Microbiome and Radiation Induced-Bowel Injury: Evidence for Potential Mechanistic Role in Disease Pathogenesis – Tomoko Kumagai et al. – Nutrients

Impact of Agaricus bisporus Mushroom Consumption on Gut Health Markers in Healthy Adults – Julie Hess et al. – Nutrients

Animal experiments

Effect of probiotic treatment on the clinical course, intestinal microbiome, and toxigenic Clostridium perfringens in dogs with acute hemorrhagic diarrhea – Anna-Lena Ziese et al. – PLoS One

Caloric restriction promotes functional changes involving short-chain fatty acid biosynthesis in the rat gut microbiota – Alessandro Tanca et al. – Scientific Reports

Animal microbiome

Evidence for Gut-Associated Serratia symbiotica in Wild Aphids and Ants Provides New Perspectives on the Evolution of Bacterial Mutualism in Insects – François Renoz et al. – Microbial Ecology

Plant, root and soil microbiome

Vertical stratification of bacteria and the chemical compounds in crude oil-contaminated soil layers of the semi-deserted Dzungharian Basin – Jiang-Ke Yang et al. – PLoS One

Dynamics of Changes in Microbiological Composition of Stored Sediments – Aleksandra Sałata et al. – Journal of Ecological Engineering

Review: Nano-scale undead drivers of microbial life, biogeochemical turnover and ecosystem functions – Yakov Kuzyakov & Kyle Mason-Jones – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Response of microbial communities to different organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) contamination levels in contaminated soils – Yu Du et al. – Chemosphere

Changes in the soil microbial communities of alpine steppe at Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau under different degradation levels – Heng Zhou et al. – Science of The Total Environment

Responses of the endophytic bacterial communities of Juncus acutus to pollution with metals, emerging organic pollutants and to bioaugmentation with indigenous strains – Evdokia Syranidou et al. – Frontiers in Plant Science

Desert and steppe soils exhibit lower autotrophic microbial abundance but higher atmospheric CO2 fixation capacity than meadow soils – Kang Zhao et al. – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Bacterial microbiota and metabolic character of traditional sour cream and butter in Buryatia, Russia – Jie Yu et al. – Frontiers in Microbiology

Interactions between soil properties, soil microbes and plants in remnant-grassland and old-field areas: a reciprocal transplant approach – Monique E. Smith et al. – Plant and Soil

Exploration of the Biosynthetic Potential of the Populus Microbiome – Patricia M. Blair et al. – mSystems

Soil microbial community structure in the rhizosphere of Robinia pseudoacacia L. seedlings exposed to elevated air temperature and cadmium-contaminated soils for 4  years – X. Jia et al. – Science of The Total Environment

** Plant Phenotypic Traits Eventually Shape Its Microbiota:A Common Garden Test – Yunshi Li et al. – Frontiers in Microbiology

Soil Type-Dependent Interactions of P-Solubilizing Microorganisms with Organic and Inorganic Fertilizers Mediate Plant Growth Promotion in Tomato – Isaac Kwadwo Mpanga et al. – Agronomy

Water and extremophile microbiome

Distinct community structure and microbial functions of biofilms colonizing microplastics – Lingzhan Miao et al. – Science of The Total Environment

Mature biofilm communities on synthetic polymers in seawater – Specific or general? – Inga V. Kirstein et al. – Marine Environmental Research

Phages and viruses

Virome definition in cerebrospinal fluid of patients with neurological complications after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation – C. Pou et al. – Journal of Clinical Virology

Metagenomic sequencing from mosquitoes in China reveals a variety of insect and human viruses – Pengpeng Xiao et al. – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology


Review: Practical considerations for sampling and data analysis in contemporary metagenomics-based environmental studies – Christopher Staley & Michael J. Sadowsky –


Postnovo: Post-Processing Enables Accurate and FDR-Controlled De Novo Peptide Sequencing – Samuel E. Miller et al. – Journal of Proteome Research

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