April 13, 2019

In today’s digest read about diverse population of bacteria and fungi on the International Space Station, how antidepressants affect gut microbiota, and check out a new framework for comparing and assessing taxonomic profilers (OPAL). Happy weekend!

Vaginal microbiome

Defining characteristics of genital health in South African adolescent girls and young women at high risk for HIV infection – Smritee Dabee – PlosOne

Detection of ureaplasmas and bacterial vaginosis associated bacteria and their association with non-gonococcal urethritis in men – Maria Frølund – PlosOne

Group B streptococcal screening, intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis, and neonatal early-onset infection rates in an Australian local health district: 2006-2016 – Kathryn Braye – PlosOne

Gut microbiome

Long-term benefit of Microbiota Transfer Therapy on autism symptoms and gut microbiota – Dae-Wook Kang – Scientific Reports

The Prevotella copri complex comprises four distinct clades that are underrepresented in Westernised populations – Adrian Tett – bioRxiv

Fecal short-chain fatty acids are not predictive of colonic tumor status and cannot be predicted based on bacterial community structure – Marc A. Sze – bioRxiv

Evidence for a multi-level trophic organization of the human gut microbiome – Tong Wang – bioRxiv

Animal microbiome

Comparative analysis of amplicon and metagenomic sequencing methods reveals key features in the evolution of animal metaorganisms – Philipp Rausch – bioRxiv

Metagenomic Analysis of the Whole Gut Microbiota in Brazilian Termitidae Termites Cornitermes cumulans, Cyrilliotermes strictinasus, Syntermes dirus, Nasutitermes jaraguae, Nasutitermes aquilinus, Grigiotermes bequaerti, and Orthognathotermes mirim – Maria B. Grieco – Current Microbiolgy

The sponge microbiome within the greater coral reef microbial metacommunity – Daniel F. R. Cleary – Nature Communications

Insights into the intestinal microbiota of several aquatic organisms and association with the surrounding environment – Fulin Sun – Aquaculture

Animal experiments

*Antidepressants affect gut microbiota and Ruminococcus flavefaciens is able to abolish their effects on depressive-like behavior – Iva Lukić – Translational Psychiatry

Chronic paradoxical sleep deprivation-induced depression­like behavior, energy metabolism and microbial changes in rats – Weini Ma – Life Sciences

Ability of bifidobacteria to metabolize chitin-glucan and its impact on the gut microbiota – Giulia Alessandri – Scientific Reports

Probiotics

Fasting breath H2 and gut microbiota metabolic potential are associated with the response to a fermented milk product in irritable bowel syndrome – Boris Le Nevé – PlosOne

Lactobacillus fermentum and Lactobacillus plantarum increased gut microbiota diversity and functionality, and mitigated Enterobacteriaceae, in a mouse model – C. Linninge – Beneficial Microbes

Complex responses to inflammatory oxidants by the probiotic bacterium Lactobacillus reuteri – Poulami Basu Thaku – bioRxiv

Plant/root/soil microbiome

Urban traffic changes the biodiversity, abundance, and activity of phyllospheric nitrogen-fixing bacteria – Yang Li – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Comparative analysis of the rhizomicrobiome of the wild versus cultivated crop: insights from rice and soybean – Shaohua Shi – Archives of Microbiology

Copper and zinc in rhizospheric soil of wild plants growing in long-term acid vineyard soils – C.Campillo-Cora – Science of The Total Environment

Review: Soil microbiome: a key player for conservation of soil health under changing climate – Anamika Dubey – Biodiversity and Conservation

Rhizosphere microbiota compositional changes reflect potato blackleg disease – Lutian Mao – Applied Soil Ecology

Pseudomonas urumqiensis sp. nov., isolated from rhizosphere soil of Alhagi sparsifolia – Yuanyuan Zou – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Insights gained from metagenomic shotgun sequencing of apple fruit epiphytic microbiota – Dario Angeli – Postharvest Biology and Technology

Extremophile microbiome

*Characterization of the total and viable bacterial and fungal communities associated with the International Space Station surfaces – Aleksandra Checinska Sielaff – Microbiome

Techniques

Review: Untargeted LC/MS-based metabolic phenotyping (metabonomics/metabolomics): The state of the art – Helen Gika – Journal of Chromatography B

Bioinformatics

*Assessing taxonomic metagenome profilers with OPAL – Fernando Meyer – Genome Biology

Analysis of error profiles in deep next-generation sequencing data – Xiaotu Ma – Genome Biology

clonealign: statistical integration of independent single-cell RNA and DNA sequencing data from human cancers – Kieran R. Campbell – Genome Biology

RnBeads 2.0: comprehensive analysis of DNA methylation data – Fabian Müller – Genome Biology

Review: Big data analytics for personalized medicine – Davide Cirillo and Alfonso Valencia – Current Opinion in Biotechnology

Meta-network: optimized species-species network analysis for microbial communities – Pengshuo Yang – BMC Genomics

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