May 26, 2018

We have a big variety of topics covered in today’s posts, from built environment to bat microbiome to biolfilms!

Biofilms

Genomic identification of microbial species adhering to maxillofacial prostheses and susceptibility to different hygiene protocols – Juliana Barchelli, The Journal of Bioadhesion and Biofilm Research

Anti-biofilm effect of a butenolide/polymer coating and metatranscriptomic analyses – Wei Ding, The Journal of Bioadhesion and Biofilm Research

Microbial ecology

Keystone taxa as drivers of microbiome structure and functioning – Samiran Banerjee, Nature Reviews Microbiology

Diversity, Stability, and Reproducibility in Stochastically Assembled Microbial Ecosystems – Akshit Goya, Physical Review Letters

Pregnancy and early life

Iron supplementation has minor effects on gut microbiota composition in overweight and obese women in early pregnancy – Marloes Dekker Nitert, British Journal of Nutrition

Human respiratory microbiome

The concordance between upper and lower respiratory microbiota in children with Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia – Wenkui Dai, Emerging Microbes & Infections

The lung microbiome in children with HIV-bronchiectasis: a cross-sectional pilot study – Refiloe Masekela, BMC Pulmonary Medicine

Human skin microbiome

Does Lindioil (Indirubin) treatment affect the composition of Malassezia species on psoriatic skin? – Y. K. Lin, British Journal of Dermatology

Shift in skin microbiota of Western European women across aging – Romain Jugé, Journal of Applied Microbiology

Human vaginal microbiome

Understanding mucosal and microbial functionality of the female reproductive tract by metaproteomics: Implications for HIV transmission – Alicia R. Berard, American Journal of Reproductive Immunology

Vaginal microbiome studies in pregnancy must also analyse host factors – S.S. Witkin, BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Vaginal microbiome in early pregnancy and subsequent risk of spontaneous preterm birth: a case‐control study – Negar Tabatabaei, BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Human gut microbiome

Structural Alteration of Gut Microbiota during the Amelioration of Human Type 2 Diabetes with Hyperlipidemia by Metformin and a Traditional Chinese Herbal Formula: a Multicenter, Randomized, Open Label Clinical Trial – Xiaolin Tong, mBio

The role of diet in the aetiopathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease – Hamed Khalili, Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Animal experiments

Ethanolamine enhances intestinal functions by altering gut microbiome and mucosal anti-stress capacity in weaned rats – Jian Zhou, British Journal of Nutrition

Helicobacter pylori-infected C57BL/6 mice with different gastrointestinal microbiota have contrasting gastric pathology, microbial and host immune responses – Zhongming Ge, Scientific Reports

Evaluation of the impact of glyphosate and its residues in feed on animal health – European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), EFSA Journal

Risks for animal health related to the presence of fumonisins, their modified forms and hidden forms in feed – EFSA Panel on Contaminants in the Food Chain (CONTAM), EFSA Journal

Plateau hypoxia attenuates the metabolic activity of intestinal flora to enhance the bioavailability of nifedipine – Juanhong Zhang, Drug Delivery

Animal microbiome

Fecal Microbiota Composition Changes after a Body Weight Loss Diet in Beagle Dogs – A Salas, Journal of Animal Sciences

The fecal bacterial microbiota of bats; Slovenia – Modest Vengust, PLOS One

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Fertilization shapes a well-organized community of bacterial decomposers for accelerated paddy straw degradation – Yushan Zhan, Scientific Reports

Paddy-upland rotation for sustainable agriculture with regards to diverse soil microbial community – Ping-Fu Hou, Scientific Reports

Annual post‐market environmental monitoring report on the cultivation of genetically modified maize MON 810 in 2016 – European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), EFSA Journal

Conserved Responses in a War of Small Molecules between a Plant-Pathogenic Bacterium and Fungi – Joseph E. Spraker, mBio

Pseudomonads contribute to regulation of Pratylenchus penetrans (Nematoda) populations on apple – Tristan T. Watson, Canadian Journal of Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Taxon-specific aerosolization of bacteria and viruses in an experimental ocean-atmosphere mesocosm – Jennifer M. Michaud, Nature Communications

Combined genotyping, microbial diversity and metabolite profiling studies on farmed Mytilus spp. from Kiel Fjord – Caroline Utermann, Scientific Reports

Bathyarchaeota: globally distributed metabolic generalists in anoxic environments – Zhichao Zhou, FEMS Microbiology Reviews

Probiotics / prebiotics

Dietary fibers, prebiotics, and exopolysaccharides produced by lactic acid bacteria: potential health benefits with special regard to cholesterol-lowering effects – E. Korcz, Food and Function

Pharmacomicrobiomics: exploiting the drug-microbiota interactions in anticancer therapies – Concetta Panebianco, Microbiome

Built environment

City-scale distribution and dispersal routes of mycobiome in residences – Xinzhao Tong, Microbiome

Unraveling bacterial fingerprints of city subways from microbiome 16S gene profiles – Alejandro R. Walker, Biology Direct

Bioinformatics

ASaiM: a Galaxy-based framework to analyze microbiota data – Bérénice Batut, GigaScience

Comprehensive benchmarking and ensemble approaches for metagenomic classifiers – Alexa B. R. McIntyre, Genome Biology

Techniques

The Present and Future of Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) and Whole Metagenome Sequencing (WMS) for Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistant Microorganisms and Antimicrobial Resistance Genes across the Food Chain – Elena A. Oniciuc, Genes

A microbial endocrinology-based simulated small intestinal medium for the evaluation of neurochemical production by gut microbiota – Daniel N Villageliú, FEMS Microbiology Ecology

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May 21, 2018

A long update to make up for the past few days, with extra emphasis on Plant/root/soil studies and water studies!

General microbiome

Why do microbes exhibit weak biogeographic patterns? – Kyle M. Meyer, ISME

Understanding and designing the strategies for the microbe-mediated remediation of environmental contaminants using omics approaches – Muneer A. Malla, Frontiers in Microbiology

Two-year microbial adaptation during hydrogen-mediated biogas upgrading process in a serial reactor configuration – L. Treu, Bioresource Technology

Microbial ecology

Grazer-induced transcriptomic and metabolomic response of the chain-forming diatom Skeletonema marinoi – Alberto Amato, ISME

Cooperation, competition and antibiotic resistance in bacterial colonies – Isabel Frost, ISME

Genome-resolved metagenomics identifies genetic mobility, metabolic interactions, and unexpected diversity in perchlorate-reducing communities – Tyler P. Barnum, ISME

Diversity and Hidden Host Specificity of Chytrids infecting Colonial Volvocacean Algae – Silke Van den Wyngaert, Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology

Human bone microbiome

Understanding the microbiome of diabetic foot osteomyelitis: insights from molecular and microscopic approaches – Khalid Johani, Clinical Microbiology and Infection

Human oral microbiome

Bacterial-derived exopolysaccharides enhance antifungal drug tolerance in a cross-kingdom oral biofilm – Dongyeop Kim, ISME

Human vaginal microbiome

Metabolomics as a clinical testing method for the diagnosis of vaginal dysbiosis – Emiley Watson, American Journal of Reproductive Immunology

Human gut microbiome

Design and rationale of the INSYTE study: A randomised, placebo controlled study to test the efficacy of a synbiotic on liver fat, disease biomarkers and intestinal microbiota in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease – Eleonora Scorletti, Contemporary Clinical Trials

Gastrointestinal Disorders Associated with Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases – Stella Hartono, Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology

Impact on the quality of life of an episode of Clostridium difficileinfection in a hospital setting – A. Duburcq, Journal of Epidemiology and Public Health

Animal experiments

Inhalational exposure to particulate matter air pollution alters the composition of the gut microbiome – Ece A. Mutlu, Environmental Pollution

Effects of long-term intake of a yogurt fermented with Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp.bulgaricus 2038 and Streptococcus thermophilus1131 on mice – Yuki Usui, International Immunology

Dietary mung bean protein reduces high-fat diet-induced weight gain by modulating host bile acid metabolism in a gut microbiota-dependent manner – Akiho Nakatani, Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications

Dietary nitrate modulates gut microbiota profile and prevents the activation of mucosal inflammatory pathways induced by broad-spectrum antibiotics – Bárbara S. Rocha, Free Radical Biology and Medicine

Animal microbiome

Coral bleaching from a single cell perspective – Daniel Aagren Nielsen, ISME

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Lack of thinning effects over inter-annual changes in soil fungal community and diversity in a Mediterranean pine forest – Carles Castaño, Forest Ecology and Management

Response of soil microbial communities to agroecological versus conventional systems of extensive agriculture – Diego N. Chavarria, Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment

Intraspecific variation in indirect plant–soil feedbacks influences a wetland plant invasion – Warwick J. Allen, Ecology

Native bacteria promote plant growth under drought stress condition without impacting the rhizomicrobiome – Elisabeth Armada, FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Plant roots redesign the rhizosphere to alter the three‐dimensional physical architecture and water dynamics – Sheikh M. F. Rabbi, New Phytologist

The Invasive Brazilian Pepper Tree (Schinus terebinthifolius) Is Colonized by a Root Microbiome Enriched With Alphaproteobacteria and Unclassified Spartobacteria – Karim Dawkins, Frontiers in Microbiology

Dynamics of Aspen Roots Colonization by Pseudomonads Reveals Strain-Specific and Mycorrhizal-Specific Patterns of Biofilm Formation – Marie-Francoise Noirot-Gros, Frontiers in Microbiology

The Emergence of Endophytic Microbes and Their Biological Promise – Gary Strobel, Journal of Fungi

Changes in soil nitrogen dynamics caused by prescribed fires in dense gorse lands in SW Pyrenees – Leire Múgica, Science of The Total Environment

Response of soil microbial communities to agroecological versus conventional systems of extensive agriculture – Diego N. Chavarria, Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment

Application of biosolids drives the diversity of antibiotic resistance genes in soil and lettuce at harvest – Lu Yang, Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Mycorrhizal Status In Endemic Pipewort: Eriocaulon eurypeplon Körn (Fam: Eriocaulaceae) – Vishal R. Kamble, IOSR Journal of Pharmacy and Biological Sciences

Model formulation of microbial CO2production and efficiency can significantly influence short and long term soil C projections – Ford Ballantyne IV & Sharon A. Billings, ISME

Effect of endophytic fungus Piriformospora indica on yield and some physiological traits of millet (Panicum miliaceum) under water stress – Goudarz Ahmadvand, Crop and Pasture Science

Composition and functional genes analysis of bacterial communities from urban parks of Shanghai, China and their role in ecosystem functionality – Xin Wang, Landscape and Urban Planning

Plant, fungal, bacterial, and nitrogen interactions in the litter layer of a native Patagonian forest – Lucía Vivanco​, PeerJ

Root-exuded coumarin shapes the root microbiome – Derek S. Lundberg, PNAS

Deforestation decreases spatial turnover and alters the network interactions in soil bacterial communities – Jing Tian, Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Distinct nitrogen provisioning from organic amendments in soil as influenced by farming system and water regime – Martina Lori, Frontiers in Microbiology

Biodiversity of urban soils for sustainable cities – C. Guilland, Environmental Chemistry Letters

Predator–prey mass ratio drives microbial activity under dry conditions in Sphagnum peatlands – Monika K. Reczuga, Ecology and Evolution

Organic and Biofertilization on Crop Production in Semiarid Regions – Ayman M. Helmy, The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry

Prevalence of Botrytis cinerea at different phenological stages of table grapes grown in the northern region of South Africa – Patricia C. Carmichael, Scientia Horticulturae

Water and extremophile microbiome

Genomic evidence for intraspecific hybridization in a clonal and extremely halotolerant yeast – Cene Gostinčar, BMC Genomics

Interactive effects of multiple stressors revealed by sequencing total (DNA) and active (RNA) components of experimental sediment microbial communities – Simone C. Birrer, Science of The Total Environment

Physicochemical drivers of microbial community structure in sediments of Lake Hazen, Nunavut, Canada – Matti O. Ruuskanen, Frontiers in Microbiology

Strains of the toxic and bloom-forming Nodularia spumigena (cyanobacteria) can degrade methylphosphonate and release methane – Jonna E. Teikari, ISME

Seasonal resource conditions favor a summertime increase in North Pacific diatom–diazotroph associations – Christopher L. Follett, ISME

Predator and prey biodiversity relationship and its consequences on marine ecosystem functioning—interplay between nanoflagellates and bacterioplankton – Jinny Wu Yang, ISME

Light and temperature control the seasonal distribution of thaumarchaeota in the South Atlantic bight – Qian Liu, ISME

Distributions of phytoplankton carbohydrate, protein and lipid in the world oceans from satellite ocean colour – Shovonlal Roy, ISME

Relationship between dissolved organic matter quality and microbial community composition across polar glacial environments – H J Smith, FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Sediment depth-dependent spatial variations of bacterial communities in mud deposits of the eastern China marginal seas – Yanlu Qiao, Frontiers in Microbiology

Food microbiology

Origin and varietal based proteomic and peptidomic fingerprinting of Theobroma cacao in non-fermented and fermented cocoa beans – Neha Kumari, Food Research International

Metagenomic and metatranscriptomic analysis of the microbial community in Swiss-type Maasdam cheese during ripening – Ilhan Cem Duru, International Journal of Food Microbiology

Combined effect of cold atmospheric plasma, intrinsic and extrinsic factors on the microbial behavior in/on (food) model systems during storage – C. Smet, Innovative Food Science & Emerging Technologies

Polyphenols from selected dietary spices and medicinal herbs differentially affect common food-borne pathogenic bacteria and lactic acid bacteria – Chak-Lun Chan, Food Control

Probiotics

Enhanced viability of probiotics (Pediococcus pentosaceusLi05) by encapsulation in microgels doped with inorganic nanoparticles – Mingfei Yao, Food Hydrocolloids

Dysbiosis of microbiome and probiotic treatment in a genetic model of autism spectrum disorders – Tabouy Laure, Brain, Behavior, and Immunity

Bioinformatics

dbCAN2: a meta server for automated carbohydrate-active enzyme annotation – Han Zhang, Nucleic Acids Research

A Multi-Omics Database for Parasitic Nematodes and Trematodes – John Martin, Eukaryotic Genomic Databases

MetaboAnalyst 4.0: towards more transparent and integrative metabolomics analysis – Jasmine Chong, Nucleic Acids Research

AAI-profiler: fast proteome-wide exploratory analysis reveals taxonomic identity, misclassification and contamination – Alan J Medlar, Nucleic Acids Research

Techniques

Mutant phenotypes for thousands of bacterial genes of unknown function – Morgan N. Price, Nature

Methods for Generating Microbial Cocultures that Grow in the Absence of Fixed Carbon or Nitrogen – Matthew J. Smith, Synthetic Biology

Development of a 16S rRNA-targeted fluorescence in situ hybridization probe for quantification of the ammonia-oxidizer Nitrosotalea devanaterra and its relatives – C.X. Restrepo-Ortiz, Systematic and Applied Microbiology

Creation of a fibre categories database to quantify different dietary fibres – Stacey Fuller, Journal of Food Composition and Analysis

May 13, 2018

 

Today’s post is short but interesting: a study on Green tea consumption’s affect on the microbiome, a review on skin allergies, and another review on the saliva and its affects on the oral microbiome.

Multi-site human microbiome

Invasive candidiasis – Peter G. Pappas, Nature Reviews

Green tea liquid consumption alters the human intestinal and oral microbiome – Xiaojie Yuan, Molecular Nutrition and Food Research

Human skin microbiome

The ins and outs of an ‘outside-in’ view of allergies: atopic dermatitis and allergy prevention – Marcus Shaker, Current Opinion in Pediatrics

Human gut microbiome

Effects of synbiotics on ileal microbiota – Shunichiro Komatsu, Indian Journal of Medical Research

Microbial and metabolic multi‐omic correlations in systemic sclerosis patients – Chiara Bellocchi, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences

Fecal Clostridiales distribution and short‐chain fatty acids reflect bowel habits in irritable bowel syndrome – Giorgio Gargari, Environmental Microbiology

Gut microbial diversity is associated with lower arterial stiffness in women – Cristina Menni, European Heart Journal

Human oral microbiome

Saliva in the “Omics” era: a promising tool in Paediatrics – Eftychia Pappa, Oral Diseases

Animal experiments

High turnover of faecal microbiome from algal feedstock experimental manipulations in the Pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas) – Ariel Levi Simons, Microbial Biotechnology

Effects of moderate, voluntary ethanol consumption on the rat and human gut microbiome – Kassi L. Kosnicki, Addiction Biology

Fecal microbiome of periparturient dairy cattle and associations with the onset of Salmonella shedding – Lohendy Muñoz-Vargas, Plos One

Procyanidin B2 protects against d-galactose-induced mimetic aging in mice: Metabolites and microbiome analysis – Ying Xiao, Food and Chemical Toxicology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Remediation of saline soils contaminated with crude oil using the halophyte Salicornia persica in conjunction with hydrocarbon-degrading bacteria – Ali Ebadi, Journal of Environmental Management

Impact of transgenic Cry1Ac + CpTI cotton on diversity and dynamics of rhizosphere bacterial community of different root environments – Peng Li, Science of The Total Environment

Potential use of high-throughput sequencing of soil microbial communities for estimating the adverse effects of continuous cropping on ramie (Boehmeria nivea L. Gaud) – Siyuan Zhu, Plos One

Microbes in space

Furnishing spaceship environment: evaluation of bacterial biofilms on different materials used inside International Space Station – Elena Perrin, Research in Microbiology

Food microbiology

Diversity and fate of spore forming bacteria in cocoa powder, milk powder, starch and sugar during processing: A review – Ana Paula Maciel Pereira, Trends in Food Science & Technology

Techniques

Development of a 16S rRNA-targeted fluorescence in situhybridization probe for quantification of the ammonia-oxidizer Nitrosotalea devanaterra and its relatives – C.X. Restrepo-Ortiz, Systematic and Applied Microbiology

 

March 11, 2018

Events and jobs

EVEN seminar: Weakest link in water quality control: Drinking water biofilm in premise plumbing – INSTAAR, CU Boulder

General microbiome

Multiscale Evolutionary Dynamics of Host-Associated Microbiomes – Aura Ferreiro, Cell

Egalitarianism in Biofilms – Dawen Gao, Microbial Ecology

Acclimation of Culturable Bacterial Communities under the Stresses of Different Organic Compounds – Hui Wang, Frontiers in Microbiology

Human multi-site microbiome

The Mycobiome: A Neglected Component in the Microbiota-Gut-Brain Axis – Raphaël Enaud, Microorganisms

Human gut microbiome

Gut Microbiota Alteration After Long-Term Consumption of Probiotics in the Elderly – Renyuan Gao, Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins

Sex differences in gut microbiota in patients with major depressive disorder – Chen JJ, Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment

Oral microbiome

Influence of periodontal treatment on subgingival and salivary microbiotas – Daniel Belstrøm, Journal of Periodontology

Microbiome at sites of gingival recession in children with Hutchinson–Gilford progeria syndrome – Seyed Hossein Bassir, Journal of Periodontology

Subgingival microbial profile of obese women with periodontal disease – Carina M. Silva-Boghossian, Journal of Periodontology

Animal experiments

The effect of probiotics and polysaccharides on the gut microbiota composition and function of weaned rats – Mengxia Wang, Food and Function

Cecal Versus Fecal Microbiota in Ossabaw Swine and Implications for Obesity – Matthew R Panasevich, Physiological Genomics

Antibiotics-induced modulation of large intestinal microbiota altered aromatic amino acid profile and expression of neurotransmitters in the hypothalamus of piglets – Kan Gao, Journal of Neurochemistry

Animal microbiome

Nutrient factories: Metabolic function of beneficial microorganisms associated with insects – Nana Y. D. Ankrah, Environmental Microbiology

Community composition, diversity, and metabolism of intestinal microbiota in cultivated European eel (Anguilla anguilla) – Wei Huang, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Environmental and Host Effects on Skin Bacterial Community Composition in Panamanian Frogs – Brandon J. Varela, Frontiers in Microbiology

Influence of Novel Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza A (H5N1) Virus Infection on Migrating Whooper Swans Fecal Microbiota – Na Zhao, Frontiers in Cellular and Infectious Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

The Soil-Borne Legacy – Peter A.H.M. Bakker, Cell

Water and extremophile microbiome

Haloarchaea from the Andean Puna: Biological Role in the Energy Metabolism of Arsenic – Omar Federico Ordoñez, Microbial Ecology

Occurrence of Legionella in Nonpotable Reclaimed Water – William J. Johnson, American Water Works Association

Water Bacterial and Fungal Community Compositions Associated with Urban Lakes, Xi’an, China – Haihan Zhang, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

Food microbiome

Microbial community and physicochemical dynamics during the production of ‘Chicha’, a traditional beverage of Indigenous people of Brazil – Ludmila Vilela Resende, World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Techniques

Primer selection impacts specific population abundances but not community dynamics in a monthly time-series 16S rRNA gene amplicon analysis of coastal marine bacterioplankton – Emma K. Wear, Environmental Microbiology

Microbes in the news

Pitting Viruses Against Bacteria To Combat The Antibiotic Crisis – SciFri

March 4, 2018

Events and jobs

Phd position in antimicrobial resistance development in biofilm communities – University of Leuven

Professor in Microbiome/Microbiota-Host Interactions – University of Alabama

Microbiology Lab Scientist – Lyneer Staffing

General microbiome

Impact of Brazilian microbiome for boosting agriculture, animal husbandry and human being: a book review – Arthur Prudêncio de Araujo Pereira, Journal of Cleaner Production

Are animals a source of Stenotrophomonas maltophiliain human infections? Contributions of a nationwide molecular study – Aurélie Jayol, European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases

The organization of bacterial genomes: Towards understanding the interplay between structure and function – Daan J.W. Brocken, Current Opinion in Systems Biology

Pregnancy and early life

Selective maternal seeding and environment shape the human gut microbiome – Katri Korpela, Genome Research

Ecological Shifts of Supragingival Microbiota in Association with Pregnancy – Wenzhen Lin, Frontiers in Cellular and Infectious Microbiology

Human respiratory microbiome

Impaired diversity of the lung microbiome predicts progression of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis – Youhei Takahashi, Respiratory Research

Human gut microbiome

Methanogens in humans: potentially beneficial or harmful for health – Prem Prashant Chaudhary, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Gut microbiota alterations and dietary modulation in childhood malnutrition – The role of short chain fatty acids – Ceyda Tugba Pekmez, Clinical Nutrition

Differential human gut microbiome assemblages during soil-transmitted helminth infections in Indonesia and Liberia – Bruce A. Rosa, Microbiome

Market Integration Predicts Human Gut Microbiome Attributes across a Gradient of Economic Development – Keaton Stagaman, mSystems

A Review of Microbiota and Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Future in Therapies – Bruno K. Rodiño-Janeiro, Advances in Therapy

Characterizing the metabolic phenotype of intestinal villus blunting in Zambian children with severe acute malnutrition and persistent diarrhea – Marta Farràs, PLOS one

Animal experiments

Differences in gut microbiota composition in finishing Landrace pigs with low and high feed conversion ratios – Zhen Tan, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Human milk oligosaccharides protect against the development of autoimmune diabetes in NOD-mice – Ling Xiao, Scientific Reports

TRIM31 Deficiency Is Associated with Impaired Glucose Metabolism and Disrupted Gut Microbiota in Mice – Jing Cheng, Frontiers in Physiology

Animal microbiome

Quantitative prediction of shrimp disease incidence via the profiles of gut eukaryotic microbiota – Jinbo Xiong, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Bioturbation activity of three macrofaunal species and the presence of meiofauna affect the abundance and composition of benthic bacterial communities – Élise Lacoste, Marine Environmental Research

Spatial Organization of the Gastrointestinal Microbiota in Urban Canada Geese – Sergei V. Drovetski, Scientific Reports

Skin microbiomes of California terrestrial salamanders are influenced by habitat more than host phylogeny – Alicia K. Bird, Frontiers in Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Recent Insights on Biological and Ecological Aspects of Ectomycorrhizal Fungi and Their Interactions – Antonietta Mello, Frontiers in Microbiology

Micro-decomposer communities and decomposition processes in tropical lowlands as affected by land use and litter type – Valentyna Krashevska, Oecologia

One-time phosphate fertilizer application to grassland columns modifies the soil microbiota and limits its role in ecosystem services – Israel Ikoyi, Science of The Total Environment

Size-Controlled Production of Gold Bionanoparticles Using the Extremely Acidophilic Fe(III)-Reducing Bacterium, Acidocella aromatica – Intan Nurul Rizki, Minerals

Nematicidal protease genes screened from a soil metagenomic library to control Radopholus similismediated by Pseudomonas fluorescens pf36 – Deqiang Chen, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

The structural and functional contributions of β-glucosidase-producing microbial communities to cellulose degradation in composting – Xiangyun Zang, Biotechnology for Biofuels

Diversity and contributions to nitrogen cycling and carbon fixation of soil salinity shaped microbial communities in Tarim Basin – Min Ren, Frontiers in Microbiology

Decomposer food web in a deciduous forest shows high share of generalist microorganisms and importance of microbial biomass recycling – Ruben López-Mondéjar, The ISME Journal

Soil bacterial community shifts driven by restoration time and steppe types in the degraded steppe of Inner Mongolia – Minjie Yao, CATENA

One-time phosphate fertilizer application to grassland columns modifies the soil microbiota and limits its role in ecosystem services – Israel Ikoyi, Science of The Total Environment

Enumeration of Culturable Endophytic Bacterial Population of Different Lycopersicum esculentum L. Varieties – Monika Singh, International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences

Isolation and Characterization of Methanol Utilizing Microorganisms from Leguminous Crops – Umang Ahlawat, International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences

Isolation of Mercury-Resistant Fungi from Mercury-Contaminated Agricultural Soil – Reginawanti Hindersah, Agriculture

Root-associated fungi shared between arbuscular mycorrhizal and ectomycorrhizal conifers in a temperate forest – Hirokazu Toju, Frontiers in Microbiology

Antagonistic Potential and Molecular Characterization of Trichoderma spp. against Rhizoctonia solani Infecting Ghost Pepper in Manipur, India – Khedarani Koijam, International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences

Isolation of Biocontrol (Bacterial) Agents from Chickpea (Cicer arietinum linnaeus) – S. Vijaya Kumar, International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences

Potentiality of Native Pseudomonas spp. in Promoting Sugarcane Seedling Growth and Red Rot (Colletotrichum falcatum went) Management – P. Kishore Varma, International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences

Interactions between isolates of the fungus Beauveria bassiana and Zea mays – Aimee McKinnon, Lincoln University (thesis)

Metagenome Sequencing of Prokaryotic Microbiota from Two Hypersaline Soils of the Odiel Salt Marshes in Huelva, Southwestern Spain – Blanca Vera-Gargallo, Genome Anouncements

Degradation shaped bacterial and archaeal communities with predictable taxa and their association patterns in Zoige wetland at Tibet plateau – Yunfu Gu, Scientific Reports

Water and extremophile microbiome

Survival of Listeria monocytogenes and Staphylococcus aureus in Synthetic Brines. Studying the Effects of Salt, Temperature and Sugar through the Approach of the Design of Experiments – Antonio Bevilacqua, Frontiers in Microbiology

Saccharolobus caldissimus gen. nov., sp. nov., a facultatively anaerobic iron-reducing hyperthermophilic archaeon isolated from an acidic terrestrial hot spring, and reclassification of Sulfolobus solfataricus as Saccharolobus solfataricus comb. nov. and Sulfolobus shibatae as Saccharolobus shibatae comb. nov. – Hiroyuki D. Sakai,  International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Distinct Osmoadaptation Strategies in the Strict Halophilic and Halotolerant Bacteria Isolated from Lunsu Salt Water Body of North West Himalayas – Shivani Vaidya, Current Microbiology

Archaeal Viruses from High-Temperature Environments – Jacob H. Munson-McGee, Genes

Strategies of adaptation of microorganisms of the three domains of life to high salt concentrations – Nina Gunde-Cimerman, FEMS Microbiology Reviews

Tertiary treatment and dual disinfection to improve microbial quality of reclaimed water for potable and non-potable reuse: A case study of facilities in North Carolina – Emily S. Bailey, Science of The Total Environment

The Early Earth Geochemical and Isotope Record of Serpentinizing Environments from Archean Stichtite (Mg6Cr2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O) – Erik B. Melchiorre, Precambrian Research

Process performance and population dynamics of ammonium tolerant microorganisms during co-digestion of fish waste and manure – Linn Solli, Renewable Energy

Toxicity assessment of pharmaceutical compounds on mixed culture from activated sludge using respirometric technique: The role of microbial community structure – I.A. Vasiliadou, Science of The Total Environment

Divergent assemblage patterns of abundant and rare microbial sub-communities in response to inorganic carbon stresses in a simultaneous anammox and denitrification (SAD) system – Duntao Shu, Bioresource Technology

Pretreatment of saline antibiotic wastewater using marine microalga – Xueqing Shi, Bioresource Technology

Bioinformatics

Handling gene and protein names in the age of bioinformatics: the special challenge of secreted multimodular bacterial enzymes such as the cbhA/cbh9Agene of Clostridium thermocellum – Wolfgang H. Schwarz, World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Techniques

Optimization of fecal sample processing for microbiome study — The journey from bathroom to bench – Wei-Kai Wu, Journal of the Formosan Medical Association

The Application of Omics Data to the Development of AOPs – Mary T. McBride, A Systems Biology Approach to Advancing Adverse Outcome Pathways for Risk Assessment

From correlation to causation: analysis of metabolomics data using systems biology approaches – Antonio Rosato, Metabolomics

Application of ensemble deep neural network to metabolomics studies – Taiga Asakura, Analytica Chimica Acta

Genome-reconstruction for eukaryotes from complex natural microbial communities – Patrick T West, Genome Research

Microbes in the news

Magnetic bacteria cause a stir – Christian Harding, Chemistry World

Federal Panel Passes Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Resolutions – Troy Brown, MedScape

Dangerous bacteria found in raw milk from Pennsylvania dairy – Coral Beach, Food Safety Network

 

February 19, 2018

Events and jobs

Research Technician I – University at Buffalo

General microbiome

Non-antibiotic antimicrobial triclosan induces multiple antibiotic resistance through genetic mutation – Ji Lu, bioRxiv

Oncologists tap the microbiome in bid to improve immunotherapy outcomes – Asher Mullard, Nature Reviews Drug Discovery

Nasal microbiome

Establishment of the Nasal Microbiota in the first 18 Months of Life – Correlation with Early Onset Rhinitis and Wheezing – Le Duc Huy Ta, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

The nasal microbiome in chronic rhinosinusitis: analyzing the effects of atopy and bacterial functional pathways in 111 patients – Mahboobeh Mahdavinia, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Pregnancy and early life

Metagenomic analysis with strain-level resolution reveals fine-scale variation in the human pregnancy microbiome – Daniela S. A. Goltsman, bioRxiv

Human vaginal microbiome

Microbiota changes impact on sexually transmitted infections and the development of pelvic inflammatory disease – Nathalie Loeper, Microbes and Infection

Human gut microbiome

Efficacy of Bifidobacterium breve Fermented Milk in Maintaining Remission of Ulcerative Colitis – Katsuyoshi Matsuoka, Digestive Diseases and Sciences

Comparison of Different Strategies for Providing Fecal Microbiota Transplantation to Treat Patients with Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection in Two English Hospitals: A Review – Simon D. Goldenberg, Infectious Diseases and Therapy

Fecal Microbiota Transplant for Refractory Clostridium difficile Infection Interrupts 25-Year History of Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections – Tiffany Wang, Open Forum Infectious Diseases

Fecal microbiota transplantation for severe complicated C. difficile colitis in a patient with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome – P. Martínez-Ayala, Revista de Gastroenterología de México

Microbial Engraftment and Efficacy of Fecal Microbiota Transplant for Clostridium difficile Patients With and Without IBD – Robert P Hirten, bioRxiv

The impact of a helminth-modified microbiome on host immunity – Tara P. Brosschot &
Lisa A. Reynolds, Mucosal Immunology

Depression and obesity: evidence of shared biological mechanisms – Yuri Milaneschi, Molecular Psychiatry

Delayed gut microbiota development in high-risk for asthma infants is temporarily modifiable by Lactobacillus supplementation – Juliana Durack, Nature Communications

Roux-en-Y Gastric-Bypass and sleeve gastrectomy induces specific shifts of the gut microbiota without altering the metabolism of bile acids in the intestinal lumen – Henri Duboc, International Journal of Obesity

Effects of ewe’s milk yogurt (whole and semi-skimmed) and cow’s milk yogurt on inflammation markers and gut microbiota of subjects with borderline-high plasma cholesterol levels: a crossover study – Noemí Redondo, European Journal of Nutrition

Impact of food additives on the gut-brain axis – Mary K. Holder, Physiology & Behavior

Gut microbiota injury in allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation – Yusuke Shono, Nature Reviews Cancer

Microbiota: Pathobiont peacekeepers – Kirsty Minton, Nature Reviews Immunology

Gut Microbiomics—A Solution to Unloose the Gordian Knot of Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation – Amy Zhang, Journal of Heredity

Oral microbiome

Host defense against oral microbiota by bone-damaging T cells – Masayuki Tsukasaki, Nature Communications

Beyond Streptococcus mutans: clinical implications of the evolving dental caries aetiological paradigms and its associated microbiome – N. Philip, BDJ

Animal experiments

The Divergence in Bacterial Components Associated with Bactrocera dorsalis across Developmental Stages – Xiaofeng Zhao, Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbiota in fermented feed and swine gut – Cheng Wang, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Biogeographical Differences in the Influence of Maternal Microbial Sources on the Early Successional Development of the Bovine Neonatal Gastrointestinal tract – Carl J. Yeoman, Scientific Reports

Animal microbiome

Amphibian chytridiomycosis outbreak dynamics are linked with host skin bacterial community structure – Kieran A. Bates, Nature Communications

The effect of cadmium exposure on diversity of intestinal microbial community of Rana chensinensis tadpoles – Danyang Mu, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

A new cell extraction method reveals hemolymph microbiome of three aquatic invertebrates – Xinxu Zhang, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

The gastrointestinal tract microbiota of northern white-cheeked gibbons (Nomascus leucogenys) varies with age and captive condition – Ting Jia, Scientific Reports

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Manipulation of the rhizosphere microbial community through application of a new bio-organic fertilizer improves watermelon quality and health – Jia Zhao, PLOS One

Water and extremophile microbiome

Seasonal dynamics of tetracycline resistance gene transport in the Sumas River agricultural watershed of British Columbia, Canada – Patricia L. Keen, Science of The Total Environment

Microbial diversity and toxin risk in tropical freshwater reservoirs of Cape Verde – Ana Paula Semedo-Aguiar, bioRxiv

Common hydraulic fracturing fluid additives alter the structure and function of anaerobic microbial communities – Adam C. Mumford, Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Bacterial Community Shift and Coexisting/Coexcluding Patterns Revealed by Network Analysis in A Bioreduced Uranium Contaminated Site after Reoxidation – Bing Li, Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Properties of bacterial communities attached to artificial substrates in a hypereutrophic urban river – Xianlei Cai, AMB Express

Food microbiology

Nitrogen removal enhancement using lactic acid fermentation products from food waste as external carbon sources: performance and microbial communities – Jialing Tang, Bioresource Technology

Probiotics/Prebiotics

Advances in Probiotic Regulation of Bone and Mineral Metabolism – Laura R. McCabe, Calcified Tissue International

Prebiotics as functional food ingredients preventing diet-related diseases – A. Florowska, Food and Function

A prebiotic mixture improved Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium animalisgastrointestinal in vitro resistance in petit-suisse – Marina Padilha, Food and Function

Bioinformatics

SEED 2: a user-friendly platform for amplicon high-throughput sequencing data analyses – Tomáš Větrovský, Bioinformatics

Techniques

Use of Rectal Swab Samples for Analysis of the Intestinal Microbiome in Children – Nan Zhang, Chinese Medical Journal

February 11, 2018

General microbiome

How the microbiome challenges our concept of self – Tobias Rees, PloS Biology

Human gut microbiome

Inflammatory bowel disease and Clostridium difficile infection: contrasting views of international clinical professionals – Andreas Stallmach, Zeitschrift für Gastroenterologie

Digestibility of sulfated polysaccharide from the brown seaweed Ascophyllum nodosum and its effect on the human gut microbiota in vitro – Ligen Chen, International Journal of Biological Macromolecules

Microbiome-based mechanisms hypothesized to initiate obesity-associated rheumatoid arthritis – Y. Luo, Obesity Reviews

Tissue macrophages as mediators of a healthy relationship with gut commensal microbiota – Brenda Naemi Nakagaki, Cellular Immunology

Fecal microbiota transplantation for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection in a patient with ulcerative colitis – Kosaku Nanki, Intestinal Research

Efficacy and safety of the adalimumab biosimilar Exemptia as induction therapy in moderate-to-severe ulcerative colitis – Vandana Midha, Intestinal Research

Sensing Bacterial-Induced DNA Damaging Effects via Natural Killer Group 2 Member D Immune Receptor: From Dysbiosis to Autoimmunity and Carcinogenesis – J. Luis Espinoza, Frontiers in Immunology

Environmental Exposures and Neuropsychiatric Disorders: What Role Does the Gut–Immune–Brain Axis Play? – Shannon Delaney, Current Environmental Health Reports

Human nearly-sterile sites

Identification and Characterization of Blood and Neutrophil-Associated Microbiomes in Patients with Severe Acute Pancreatitis Using Next-Generation Sequencing – Qiurong Li, Frontiers in Cellular and Infectious Microbiology

Animal experiments

Effects of levan-type fructan on growth performance, nutrient digestibility, diarrhoea scores, faecal shedding of total lactic acid bacteria and coliform bacteria, and faecal gas emission in weaning pigs – Xin Jian Lei, Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture

Dietary proline supplementation alters colonic luminal microbiota and bacterial metabolite composition between days 45 and 70 of pregnancy in Huanjiang mini-pigs – Yujiao Ji, Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology

Effects of the Artificial Sweetener Neotame on the Gut Microbiome and Fecal Metabolites in Mice – Liang Chi, Molecules

Animal microbiomes

Functional Transcripts Indicate Phylogenetically Diverse Active Ammonia-Scavenging Microbiota in Sympatric Sponges – Guofang Feng, Marine Biotechnology

Community structure, dispersal ability and functional profiling of microbiome existing in fat body and ovary of the brown planthopper, Nilaparvata lugens – Jian-Hua Zhang, Insect Science

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Influence of biochar aged in acidic soil on ecosystem engineers and two tropical agricultural plants – Ihuoma N. Anyanwu, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Community Composition and Transcriptional Activity of Ammonia-Oxidizing Prokaryotes of Seagrass Thalassia hemprichii in Coral Reef Ecosystems –  Juan Ling, Frontiers in Microbiology

Dibutyl phthalate alters the metabolic pathways of microbes in black soils – Weihui Xu, Scientific Reports

Native soils with their microbiotas elicit a state of alert in tomato plants – Matteo Chialva, New Phytologist

Water and extremophile microbiome

A probabilistic approach to assess antibiotic resistance development risks in environmental compartments and its application to an intensive aquaculture production scenario – Andreu Rico, Environmental Pollution

Diversity patterns and isolation of Planctomycetes associated with metalliferous deposits from hydrothermal vent fields along the Valu Fa Ridge (SW Pacific) – Julia Endresen Storesund, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Enhancing methane production from lignocellulosic biomass by combined steam-explosion pretreatment and bioaugmentation with cellulolytic bacterium Caldicellulosiruptor bescii – Daniel Girma Mulat, Biotechnology for Biofuels

Microbial ecology

Kinetic analysis of a complete nitrifier reveals an oligotrophic lifestyle – K. Dimitri Kits, Nature Letters

Microbes in the news

Safety blunders expose lab staff to potentially lethal diseases in UK – The Guardian

This UV Lamp Could Prevent the Flu Virus From Spreading in Public Places –  Amanda Macmillan, Time