May 13, 2019

Good Morning! Highlights from Monday’s digest include host switching ability in the Polyomaviruses carried in African bats, identification of microbial genes invloved in metal detoxification from metagenomes of oil-impacted mangrove sediments and a technical note about machine learning repository of curated classification and regression tasks derived from human microbiome datasets.

General Microbiology

Pseudomonas syringae Increases Water Availability in Leaf Microenvironments via Production of Hygroscopic Syringafactin – Hernandez et al. – BioRxiv

Pregnancy and early life

** Review – Intrauterine Microbiota: Missing, or the Missing Link? – Chen et al. – Trens in Neurosciences

Human skin microbiome

Microbiome in the hair follicle of androgenetic alopecia patients – Siu-Yin Ho et al. – PLOS ONE

Human gut microbiome

The presence of bacteria varies between colorectal adenocarcinomas, precursor lesions and non-malignant tissue – Bundgaard-Nielsen et al. – BMC Cancer

Animal experiments

Intermittent Hypoxia and Hypercapnia Reproducibly Change the Gut Microbiome and Metabolome across Rodent Model Systems – Tripathi et al. – MSystems

Animal microbiome

Microbial community shifts associated with the ongoing stony coral tissue loss disease outbreak on the Florida Reef Tract – Meyer et al. – BioRxiv

Using fecal microbiota as biomarkers for predictions of performance in the selective breeding process of pedigree broiler breeders – Diaz-Sanchez et al. – PLOS ONE

Establishment and characterization of a competitive exclusion bacterial culture derived from Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) gut microbiomes showing antibacterial activity against pathogenic Streptococcus agalactiae – Melo-Bolivar et al. – PLOS ONE

Plant, root and soil microbiome

** Review – Assessment of the structural and functional diversities of plant microbiota: Achievements and challenges – Hartmann et al. – Journal of Advanced Research

Root renovation: how an improved understanding of basic root biology could inform the development of elite crops that foster sustainable soil health – Wong et al. – Functional Plant Biology

Phenanthrene contamination and ploidy level influence the rhizosphere microbiome of Spartina – Cave-Radet et al. – BioRxiv

Water and extremophile microbiome

Physiology, Metabolism, and Fossilization of Hot-Spring Filamentous Microbial Mats – Dong et al. – Astrobiology

* The metagenomic landscape of xenobiotics biodegradation in mangrove sediments – Cabral et al. – Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Complete arsenic-based respiratory cycle in the marine microbial communities of pelagic oxygen-deficient zones – Saunders et al. – PNAS

Influence of environmental drivers and potential interactions on the distribution of microbial communities from three permanently stratified Antarctic lakes – Morgan-Kiss et al. – Frontiers in Microbiology

Phaeobacter inhibens controls bacterial community assembly on a marine diatom – Majzoub et al. – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Unraveling the diversity of sedimentary sulfate-reducing prokaryotes (SRP) across Tibetan saline lakes using epicPCR – Qin et al. – BMC Microbiome

Built environment

** Review – Clothing-Mediated Exposures to Chemicals and Particles – Licina et al. – Environmental Science & Technology

Phages and Viruses

*Extensive genetic diversity of bat-borne polyomaviruses reveals inter-family host-switching events – Tan et al. – BioRxiv


*Microbiome Learning Repo (ML Repo): A public repository of microbiome regression and classification tasks – Vangay et al. – GigaScience

Institutional protocols for the oral administration (gavage) of chemicals and microscopic microbial communities to mice: Analytical consensus – Rodriquez-Palacios et al. – Experimental Biology and Medicine

A New Strategy for the Selection of Epiphytic and Endophytic Bacteria for Enhanced Plant Performance – Balsanelli et al. – Plant Innate Immunity (Methods in Molecular Biology)

Sampling and Handling of Soil to Identify Microorganisms with Impacts on Plant Growth – Kremer RJ – Plant Innate Immunity (Methods in Molecular Biology)


Is useful research data usually shared? An investigation of genome-wide association study summary statistics – Thelwall et al. – BioRxiv

Microbes in the news

** Newsletter – Is there a link between gut bacteria and autism? A first-of-its-kind study investigates – USC News

** Newsletter – Localized efforts to save coral reefs won’t be enough, study suggests –

Microbes on the market

** Report – 2019 Global Microbiome in Skincare Market – Research and Markets

** Newsletter – ‘Designer prebiotics’ are the future of food and microbiome modulation, says expert – NutraIngredients

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