October 15, 2017

General microbiome

Metagenome Analyses of Multispecies Microbial Biofilms: First Steps Toward Understanding Diverse Microbial Systems on Surfaces – Christel Schmeisser, Functional Metagenomics: Tools and Applications

Prediction analysis for microbiome sequencing data – Tao Wang, arxiv

Metagenomic Cosmid Libraries Suitable for Functional Screening in Proteobacteria – Jiujun Cheng, Functional Metagenomics: Tools and Applications

Moulds associated with contaminated ocular and injectable drugs: FDA recalls, epidemiology considerations, drug shortages, and aseptic processing – Donald G. Ahearn, Medical Mycology

Human skin microbiome

High-Altitude Living Shapes the Skin Microbiome in Humans and Pigs – Bo Zeng, Frontiers in Microbiology

Human vaginal microbiome

Role of Molecular Biology in Diagnosis and Characterization of Vulvo-Vaginitis in Clinical Practice – Donders G.G.G., Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation

Human gut microbiome

A Review of the Oesophageal Microbiome in Health and Disease – Dervla Kelly, Methods in Microbiology

Prediction of functional profiles of gut microbiota from 16S rRNA metagenomic data provides a more robust evaluation of gut dysbiosis occurring in Japanese type 2 diabetic patients – Ryo Inoue, Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition

Human oral microbiome

The Effect of Supragingival Biofilm Re-development on the Subgingival Microbiota in Chronic Periodontitis – Fátima Aparecida Rocha Resende Hartenbach, Archives of Oral Biology

Animal experiments

Spatial organization of a model 15-member human gut microbiota established in gnotobiotic mice – Jessica L. Mark Welch, PNAS

Comparative study of probiotic effects of Lactobacillusand Bifidobacteria strains on cholesterol levels, liver morphology and the gut microbiota in obese mice – Rostyslav V. Bubnov, The EPMA Journal

Study on improving anaerobic co-digestion of cow manure and corn straw by fruit and vegetable waste: methane production and microbial community in CSTR process – Xuemei Wang, Bioresource Technology

Animal microbiome

Perinatal Bisphenol A Exposure Induces Chronic Inflammation in Rabbit Offspring via Modulation of Gut Bacteria and Their Metabolites – Lavanya Reddivari, mSystems

Hymenobacter cavernae sp. nov., isolated from a karst cave – Hai-Zhen Zhu, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Ciceribacter thiooxidans sp. nov., a novel nitrate-reducing thiosulfate-oxidizing bacterium isolated from sulfide-rich anoxic sediment – Tongchu Deng, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Deinococcus taklimakanensis sp. nov., isolated from desert soil –  Zuobing Liu, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Improvement of the catalytic characteristics of a salt-tolerant GH10 xylanase from Streptomyce rochei L10904 – Qin Li, International Journal of Biological Macromolecules

Trees harness the power of microbes to survive climate change – Jennifer A. Lau, PNAS

Exploring the earthworm gut as model for soil microbial ecology – Fatima Hussain, MBL

Soil proteomics for exploitation of microbial diversity in Fusarium wilt infected and healthy rhizosphere soils of tomato – R. Manikandan, Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology

The intimate talk between plants and microorganisms at the leaf surface – Wendy Aragón, Journal of Experimental Botany

Metagenomics of Plant Microbiomes – G. Brader, Functional Metagenomics: Tools and Applications

Effects of different soil remediation methods on inhibition of lead absorption and growth and quality of Dianthus superbus L. – Xiaoyu Yang, Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Interactions of Root-Feeding Insects with Fungal and Oomycete Plant Pathogens – Telsa Willsey, Frontiers in Plant Science

Soil proteomics for exploitation of microbial diversity in Fusarium wilt infected and healthy rhizosphere soils of tomato – R. Manikandan, Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology

Switchgrass Yield, Nutrient Uptake, And Rhizosphere Microbial Community Composition As Affected By Cultivar And Soil Fertility – Anne Sawyer, University of Minnesota Digital Conservancy

Ecoenzymatic stoichiometry and microbial nutrient limitation in rhizosphere soil in the arid area of the northern Loess Plateau, China – Yongxing Cui, Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Soil microbiota respond to green manure in organic vineyards – Claudia M. O. Longa, Journal of Applied Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Anoxynatronum buryatiense sp. nov., an anaerobic alkaliphilic bacterium from a low mineralization soda lake in Buryatia, Russia – Yana Ryzhmanova, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

100 kGy gamma-affected microbial communities within the ancient Arctic permafrost under simulated Martian conditions – Vladimir S. Cheptsov, Extremophiles

Effect of environmental parameters on biodiversity of the fungal component in lithic Antarctic communities – Laura Selbmann, Extremophiles

Biomineralisation of carbonate and sulphate by the halophilic bacterium Halomonas maura at different manganese concentrations – Almudena Rivadeneyra, Extremophiles

Biosurfactant production by haloalkaliphilic Bacillusstrains isolated from Red Sea, Egypt – Khouloud M.Barakat, The Egyptian Journal of Aquatic Research

Mass Spectrometry for the Study of Microbial Communities in Environmental Waters – Inês C. Santos, Advances in Chemical Pollution, Environmental Management and Protection

Responses of microbial community to pH stress in bioleaching of low grade copper sulfide – Yuguang Wang, Bioresource Technology

Mass Spectrometry for the Study of Microbial Communities in Environmental Waters – Inês C. Santos, Advances in Chemical Pollution, Environmental Management and Protection

Waste microbes

Microbial characteristics analysis and kinetic studies on substrate composition to methane after microbial and nutritional regulation of fruit and vegetable wastes anaerobic digestion – Chunhui Zhao, Bioresource Technology

Antibiotic resistance genes and associated microbial community conditions in aging landfill systems – Dong Wu, Environmental Science and Technology

Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics in Microbiome Analysis – Yuhan Hao, Methods in Microbiology

Techniques

Enhancing Metagenomic Approaches Through Synthetic Biology – Luana de Fátima Alves, Functional Metagenomics: Tools and Applications

Enhancing Functional Metagenomics of Complex Microbial Communities Using Stable Isotopes – Marcela Hernández, Functional Metagenomics: Tools and Applications

The P/N (Positive-to-Negative Links) Ratio in Complex Networks—A Promising In Silico Biomarker for Detecting Changes Occurring in the Human Microbiome – Zhanshan (Sam) Ma, Microbial Ecology

Challenges and Opportunities in Discovery of Secondary Metabolites Using a Functional Metagenomic Approach – Alinne L. R. Santana-Pereira, Functional Metagenomics: Tools and Applications

Emerging whole-cell modeling principles and methods – Arthur P. Goldberg, arxiv

Expression Platforms for Functional Metagenomics: Emerging Technology Options Beyond Escherichia coli – Anna Lewin, Functional Metagenomics: Tools and Applications

Microbes in the news

AST: The Linchpin of Antimicrobial Stewardship – James Lewis, ModernMedicine Network

The Black Death Rages In Madagascar –  Julianna LeMieux, American Council on Science and Health

Report: 17 New Species Of Bacteria Found Every Day In World’s Rainforest Cafés – The Onion (Satire)

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October 8, 2017

General microbiome

Repurposed kinase inhibitors and β-lactams as a novel therapy for antibiotic resistant bacteria – Nathan Wlodarchak, bioRxiv

Isolation and whole genome analysis of endospore-forming bacteria from heroin – Jörn Kalinowski, Forensic Science International: Genetics

Events and jobs

DOCTORAL STUDENT / POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER, EARLY INTERACTIONS OF INTESTINAL MICROBIOTA AND THE IMMUNE SYSTEM – University of Helsinki

Director of the Microbiome Research Laboratory – Microbiome Research Laboratory (MRL) at UT Southwestern

Microbiology Faculty Position – University of Chicago

Human gut microbiome

Microbiome, inflammation and colorectal cancer – Ju Chen, Seminars in Immunology

The fecal microbiome of ALS patients – David Brenner, Neurobiology of Aging

Targeting gut microbiota: Lactobacillus alleviated type 2 diabetes via inhibiting LPS secretion and activating GPR43 pathway – Kai-Kai Li, Journal of Functional Foods

Volatile Organic Compounds in Feces Associate With Response to Dietary Intervention in Patients With Irritable Bowel Syndrome – Megan Rossi, Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Proteomics Dataset: The Colon Mucosa from Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients, Gastrointestinal Asymptomic Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients, and Controls – Tue Bjerg Bennike, Data in Brief

The mycobiome: Role in health and disease, and as a potential probiotic target in gastrointestinal disease – Christopher L. Hager, Digestive and Liver Disease

Overview of paediatric IBD – David C. Wilson, Seminars in Pediatric Surgery

Improvement of Insulin Sensitivity after Lean Donor Feces in Metabolic Syndrome Is Driven by Baseline Intestinal Microbiota Composition – Ruud S. Kootte, Cell Metabolism

Fasting the Microbiota to Improve Metabolism? – Joel T. Haas, Cell Metabolism

Fecal Transplant in Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Alexander S. Browne, Gastroenterology Clinics of North America

The Brain-Gut Axis and Stress in Inflammatory Bowel Disease  – Charles N. Bernstein, Gastroenterology Clinics of North America

Human oral microbiome

The oral microbiota in colorectal cancer is distinctive and predictive – Burkhardt Flemer, Gut microbiota

Animal experiments

Interhost dispersal alters microbiome assembly and can overwhelm host innate immunity in an experimental zebrafish model – Adam R. Burns, PNAS

Ganoderma lucidum polysaccharides improve insulin sensitivity by regulating inflammatory cytokines and gut microbiota composition in mice – S. Xua, Journal of Functional Foods

Effect of enzymatically hydrolyzed scallop visceral protein powder used as a replacement of fish meal on the growth performance, immune responses, intestinal microbiota and intestinal morphology of broiler chickens – R.E. Xing, Livestock Science

Intestinal microbiota impact sepsis associated encephalopathy via the vagus nerve – Suyan Li, Neuroscience Letters

Animal microbiome

Environmental proteomics reveals taxonomic and functional changes in an enriched aquatic ecosystem – Amanda C. Northrop, Ecosphere

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Characterization of the first rice paddy cluster I isolate, Methyloterricola oryzae gen. nov., sp. nov. and amended description of Methylomagnum ishizawai –  Katharina Frindte, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Ultrastructural observations on prokaryotic associates of benthic foraminifera: Food, mutualistic symbionts, or parasites? – Joan M. Bernhard, Marine Micropaleontology

Food microbiology

Potentially active spoilage bacteria community during the storage of vacuum packaged beefsteaks treated with aqueous ozone and electrolyzed water – Cristian Botta, International Journal of Food Microbiology

Next generation of microbiological risk assessment: Potential of omics data for exposure assessment – Heidy M.W. den Besten, International Journal of Food Microbiology

Characterization of lactic acid bacteria recovered from atole agrio, a traditional Mexican fermented beverage – Kati Väkeväinen, LWT – Food Science and Technology

Probiotics / prebiotics

Prebiotics and Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Heather E. Rasmussen, Gastroenterology Clinics of North America

Probiotics in Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Bincy P. Abraham, Gastroenterology Clinics of North America

Enhancing the viability of Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG after spray drying and during storage – Géraldine Broeckx, International Journal of Pharmaceutics

Microbes in the news

Second grade handwashing experiment leads to big decrease in bacteria, illness – INFECTIOUS DISEASES SOCIETY OF AMERICA, EurekAlert!

UTHealth awarded $3.1 million NIH grant to study how gut bacteria relates to diabetes – UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER AT HOUSTON, EurekAlert!

Scientists are trying to figure out how to keep bacteria from running rampant on space missions –  Claire Maldarelli, Popular Science

“Good” Gut Bacteria Linked to Melanoma Immunotherapy Response – GEN

September 29, 2017

General microbiome

Metabolic and process engineering for biodesulfurization in Gram-negative bacteria – I. Martínez, Journal of Biotechnology

Biofilms: Survival and defense strategy for pathogens – Ashutosh Kumar, International Journal of Medical Microbiology

Effect of Substrate Conversion on Performance of Microbial Fuel Cells and Anodic Microbial Communities – Zhao Yang-Guo, Environmental Engineering Science

Comparison of the impacts of zinc ions and zinc nanoparticles on nitrifying microbial community – Qiang Wu, Journal of Hazardous Materials

Models of microbiome evolution incorporating host and microbial selection – Qinglong Zeng, Microbiome

Pregnancy and early life

Impact of delivery mode on the colostrum microbiota composition – Marco Toscano, BMC Microbiology

Multi-site human microbiome

Human Microbiome in Brazil – Luciana Campos Paulino, The Brazilian Microbiome

Forensic genetics and genomics: Much more than just a human affair – Miguel Arenas, PLoS Genetics

South Asian Health: Inflammation, Infection, Exposure, and the Human Microbiome – Jennifer Leng, Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health

Natural Products as Platforms To Overcome Antibiotic Resistance – Sean E. Rossiter, Chemical Reviews

Intestinal Dysbiosis and Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Link between Gut Microbiota and the Pathogenesis of Rheumatoid Arthritis – Gabriel Horta-Baas, Journal of Immunology Research

Human respiratory microbiome

Individual Patterns of Complexity in Cystic Fibrosis Lung Microbiota, Including Predator Bacteria, over a 1-Year Period – Juan de Dios Caballero, mBio

Sputum microbiota in severe asthma patients: Relationship to eosinophilic inflammation – Naijian Li, Respiratory Medicine

Human skin microbiome

Culture characterization of the skin microbiome in type 2 diabetes mellitus: a focus on the role of innate immunity – Akshay Thimmappaiah Jagadeesh, Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice

Human vaginal microbiome

Lactobacillus iners-dominated vaginal microbiota is associated with increased susceptibility to Chlamydia trachomatis infection in Dutch women: a case–control study – Robin van Houdt, Epidemiology

Human gut microbiome

Bacterial chat: intestinal metabolites and signals in host -microbiota -pathogen interactions – Bruna C. Lustri, Infection and Immunity

Gut inflammation and dysbiosis in human motor neuron disease – Julie Rowin, Physiological Reports

Molecular basis of gut microbiome-associated colorectal cancer: A synthetic perspective – Alan R. Healy, Journal of American Chemical Society

Metagenomic Paleomicrobiology Characterizes Fecal Microbiomes and Viromes of Pre-Columbian Cultures from Vieques, Puerto Rico – Jessica I. Rivera-Perez, ProQuest

A randomised trial of the effect of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid supplements on the human intestinal microbiota – Henry Watson, BMJ Journals

Functional Changes in the Gut Microbiome Contribute to Transforming Growth Factor β-Deficient Colon Cancer – Scott G. Daniel, mSystems

The Induction of Oxalate Metabolism In Vivo Is More Effective with Functional Microbial Communities than with Functional Microbial Species – Aaron W. Miller, mSystems

Thiamine Acquisition Strategies Impact Metabolism and Competition in the Gut Microbe Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron – Zachary A. Costliow, mSystems

Human oral microbiome

Host Genetic and Environemental Associations and the Human Salivary Microbiome – Brittany Ann Demmitt, ProQuest

Animal microbiome

Pathogenesis of oral FIV infection – Craig Miller, PLoS ONE

Photosynthetic epibionts and endobionts of Pacific oyster shells from oyster reefs in rocky versus mudflat shores – Laurent Barillé, PLoS ONE

Free-living and captive turtles and tortoises as carriers of new Chlamydia spp. – Agata Mitura, PLoS ONE

Microbiomes Associated with Animals: Implications for Livestock and Animal Production – Hilario Cuquetto Mantovani, The Brazilian Microbiome

Maintenance of distal intestinal structure in the face of prolonged fasting: A comparative examination of species from five vertebrate classes – Marshall D. McCue, The Anatomical Record

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Assessment of derelict soil quality: Abiotic, biotic and functional approaches – Quentin Vincent, Science of The Total Environment

Endophytic fungal communities of Polygonum acuminatum and Aeschynomene fluminensis are influenced by soil mercury contamination – William Pietro-Souza, PLoS ONE

Shifts in the bacterial community composition along deep soil profiles in monospecific and mixed stands of Eucalyptus grandis and Acacia mangium – Arthur Prudêncio de Araujo Pereira, PLoS ONE

Temporal dynamics in microbial soil communities at anthrax carcass sites – Karoline Valseth, BMC Microbiology

Pyrosequencing reveals soil enzyme activities and bacterial communities impacted by graphene and its oxides – Yan Rong, Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry

Alterations in soil fungal community composition and network assemblage structure by different long-term fertilization regimes are correlated to the soil ionome – Chao Xue, Biology and Fertility of Soils

The Brazilian Soil Microbiome – Fernando Dini Andreote, The Brazilian Microbiome

Lechevalieria rhizosphaerae sp. nov., a novel actinomycete isolated from rhizosphere soil of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) and emended description of the genus Lechevalieria – Junwei Zhao, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Carbon nanomaterials alter plant physiology and soil bacterial community composition in a rice-soil-bacterial ecosystem – Yi Hao, Environmental Pollution

Potential sources of microbial colonizers in an initial soil ecosystem after retreat of an alpine glacier – Thomas Rime, ISME

Jaminaea pallidilutea sp. nov. (Microstromatales), a basidiomycetous yeast isolated from plant material of mangrove forests in Iran – Shaghayegh Nasr, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Klebsiella sp. confers enhanced tolerance to salinity and plant growth promotion in oat seedlings (Avena sativa) – Swapnil Sapre, Microbiological Research

Bacterial traits and quality contribute to the diet choice and survival of bacterial-feeding nematodes – Ting Liu, Soil Biology and Biochemistry

A novel Burkholderia ambifaria strain able to degrade the mycotoxin fusaric acid and to inhibit Fusarium spp. growth – Ester Simonetti, Microbiological Research

Impact of herbicide application on Beneficial soil microbial community, Nodulation and Yield parameters of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) – Raghavendra, K. S, Bulletin of Environment, Pharmacology and Life Sciences

Isolation And Characterization of Phosphate Solubilizing Microorganisms From Maize Rhizosperic Soils – S. Vinod Babu, Bulletin of Environment, Pharmacology and Life Sciences

Aerobic deterioration of corn stalk silage and its effect on methane production and microbial community dynamics in anaerobic digestion – Huan Zhang, Bioresource Technology

Plant Microbiome: Composition and Functions in Plant Compartments – Maike Rossmann, The Brazilian Microbiome

Changing soil legacies to direct restoration of plant communities – E Pernilla Brinkman, AoB Plants

Water and extremophile microbiome

Change in Emiliania huxleyi Virus Assemblage Diversity but Not in Host Genetic Composition during an Ocean Acidification Mesocosm Experiment – Andrea Highfield, Viruses

Shifts in diversity and function of lake bacterial communities upon glacier retreat – Hannes Peter, ISME

Expression and characterization of a new heat-stable endo-type alginate lyase from deep-sea bacterium Flammeovirga sp. NJ-04 – Benwei Zhu, Extremophiles

Wastewater treatment plant effluent introduces recoverable shifts in microbial community composition in receiving streams – Jacob R. Price, Science of The Total Environment

Insight into the microbial community and its succession of a coupling anaerobic-aerobic biofilm on semi-suspended bio-carriers – Bing Tang, Bioresource Technology

Acclimation to extremely high ammonia levels in continuous biomethanation process and the associated microbial community dynamics – Hailin Tian, Bioresource Technology

Effect of hydraulic retention time on microbial community in biochemical passive reactors during treatment of acid mine drainage – Yaneth Vasquez, Bioresource Technology

Microbial megacities fueled by methane oxidation in a mineral spring cave – Clemens Karwautz, ISME

Built environment

Microbes and associated soluble and volatile chemicals on periodically wet household surfaces – Rachel I. Adams, Microbiome

Food microbiology

Traditional Norwegian Kveik Yeasts: Underexplored Domesticated Saccharomyces cerevisiae Yeasts – Richard Preiss, bioRxiv

Probiotics / prebiotics

Prebiotic Oligosaccharides: Special Focus on Fructooligosaccharides, Its Biosynthesis and Bioactivity – Sudhir P. Singh, Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology

Single-strain vs multi-strain probiotic supplementation strategy against rheumatoid arthritis – Giancarlo Ceccarelli, Arthritis and Rheumatology

The Genomic Basis of Lactobacilli as Health-Promoting Organisms –  Elisa Salvetti, Microbiology Spectrum

Phages and viruses

Phage mobility is a core determinant of phage-bacteria coexistence in biofilms – Matthew Simmons, bioRxiv

Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics for Microbiome Research: Concepts, Strategies, and Advances – Leandro Nascimento Lemos, The Brazilian Microbiome

Techniques

A universal, genome-wide guide finder for CRISPR/Cas9 targeting in microbial genomes – Michelle Spoto, bioRxiv

Direct PCR offers a fast and reliable alternative to conventional DNA isolation methods for animal gut microbiomes – Elin Videvall, bioRxiv

Microbes in the news

Artwork brings ‘echoes of DNA’ to UB’s new medical school building – ELLEN GOLDBAUM, UBNow

JooMo launches new body wash with skin bacteria tech – Lucy Whitehouse, Cosmetics Design Europe

September 11, 2017

General microbiome

The evolutionary logic of sepsis – Lajos Rózsa, Infection, Genetics and Evolution

Pan-genome analysis of Bacillus for microbiome profiling – Yihwan Kim, Scientific Reports

Using CRISPR-Cas systems as antimicrobials – David Bikard, Current Opinion in Microbiology

Pregnancy and early life

The composition of the vaginal microbiome in first trimester pregnant women influences the level of autophagy and stress in vaginal epithelial cells – Dimitrios Nasioudis, Journal of Reproductive Immunology

Multi-site human microbiome

Veterinary antibiotics in food, drinking water, and the urine of preschool children in Hong Kong – Na Li, Environment International

Acne vulgaris patients have a distinct gut microbiota in comparison with healthy controls – Y. Deng, Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Immune mechanisms of food allergy and its prevention by early intervention – Victor Turcanu, Current Opinion in Immunology

Intestinal microbiome-gut-brain axis and irritable bowel syndrome – Moser G., Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift

Human skin microbiome

Integrated metabolome-microbiome analyses to evaluate the alleviating effects of short-term green tea supplementation for UVB-induced erythema – E. Jung, Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Isomerization of urocanic acid by ultraviolet radiation and its role in modulation of skin microbiome, antimicrobial peptides, and immune function – V. Patra, Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Universal transcriptomic analysis of host-microbiome interactions in psoriasis – T. Furnholm, Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Skin microbiota alteration link to skin symptoms after a harsh cleanser – A.G. Gueniche, Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Forensic human identification using skin microbiomes – Sarah E. Schmedes, Applied Environmental Microbiology

Human gut microbiome

“Clostridium mediterraneense” a new bacterial species isolated from the human gut – Sokhna Ndongo, New Microbes and New Infections

Definition, Pathogenesis and Management of that cursed Dyspepsia – Pramoda Koduru, Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Gastrointestinal Conditions in the Female Athlete – Barry Kent Diduch, Clinics in Sports Medicine

Human oral microbiome

Location-Specific Oral Microbiome Possesses Features Associated with Chronic Kidney Disease – Jianzhong Hu, Kidney International Reports

The salivary microbiome is consistent between subjects and resistant to impacts of short-term hospitalization – Damien J. Cabral, Scientific Reports

Animal experiments

Effects of dietary fructooligosaccharide on the growth, antioxidants, immunity and disease resistance of Chinese mitten crab – Erteng Jia, Aquaculture

The microbiota influences cell death and microglial colonization in the perinatal mouse brain – Alexandra Castillo-Ruiz, Brain, Behavior, and Immunity

Differences in amino acid catabolism by gut microbes with/without prebiotics inclusion in GDDY-based diet affect feed utilization in rainbow trout – Omolola C. Betiku, Aquaculture

Effects of organic acids and essential oils blend on growth, gut microbiota, immune response and disease resistance of Pacific white shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) against Vibrio parahaemolyticus – Wangquan He, Fish & Shellfish Immunology

Imazalil exposure induces gut microbiota dysbiosis and hepatic metabolism disorder in zebrafish – Cuiyuan Jin, Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part C: Toxicology & Pharmacology

Local immune response of two mucosal surfaces of the European seabass, Dicentrarchus labrax, fed tryptophan- or methionine-supplemented diets – R. Azeredo, Fish & Shellfish Immunology

Segment specific responses of intestinal epithelium transcriptome to in-feed antibiotics in pigs – Kaifan Yu, Physiological Genomics

Animal microbiome

Inside the guts of the city: Urban-induced alterations of the gut microbiota in a wild passerine – Aimeric Teyssier, Science of The Total Environment

Bacterial microbiota associated with Rhipicephalus sanguineus(s.l.) ticks from France, Senegal and Arizona – Magalie René-Martellet, Parasites & Vectors

Introduced ascidians harbor highly diverse and host-specific symbiotic microbial assemblages – James S. Evans, Scientific Reports

The interactions between gut microbiota and entomopathogenic fungi: a potential approach for biological control of Blattella germanica (L.) – Fan Zhang, Pest Management Science

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Volatiles of roots of wild-growing and cultivated Armoracia macrocarpa and their antimicrobial activity, in comparison to horseradish, A. rusticana – Silvana Petrović, Industrial Crops and Products

Rhizospheric metagenome of the terrestrial mangrove fern Acrostichum from Indian Sunderbans – Sayak Ganguli, Genomics Data

Paddy soil microbial communities driven by environment- and microbe-microbe interactions: A case study of elevation-resolved microbial communities in a rice terrace – Weimin Sun, Science of The Total Environment

Identifying the active microbiome associated with roots and rhizosphere soil of oilseed rape – Konstantia Gkarmiri, Applied Environmental Microbiology

Effect of Extracellular Electron Shuttles on Arsenic-Mobilizing Activities in Soil Microbial Communities – Shigeki Yamamura, Journal of Hazardous Materials

Water and extremophile microbiome

Microbiological studies of hot springs in India: a review – Poddar A., Archives of Microbiology

Impact of pyrene and cadmium co-contamination on prokaryotic community in coastal sediment microcosms – Qifang Ding, Chemosphere

Food microbiology

Analysis of bacterial and fungal communities in Marcha and Thiat, traditionally prepared amylolytic starters of India – Shankar Prasad Sha, Scientific Reports

Probiotics / prebiotics

Passion fruit by-product and fructooligosaccharides stimulate the growth and folate production by starter and probiotic cultures in fermented soymilk – Marcela Albuquerque Cavalcanti Albuquerque, International Journal of Food Microbiology

Gut microbiota alterations from different Lactobacillus probiotic-fermented yoghurt treatments in slow-transit constipation – Chen-Jian Liu, Journal of Functional Foods

Microbes in the news

Scientists to Study Health of Plant-Bacteria Symbiosis in California –  Iqbal Pittalwala, UCR Today

Sugars in breast milk may fight harmful bacteria directly – Laura Sanders, Science News

Atopic dermatitis associated with different bacteria depending on disease severity – Andrew Bowser, Dermatology Times

Park Service using lasers to remove Jefferson Memorial’s grimy coating – Jack Moore, WTOP

Startups focus on the microbiome as an organic solution to increase crop yields – Jonathan Shieber, Tech Crunch

September 3, 2017

Events and jobs

PhD position – Jana Seifert, UNIVERSITÄT HOHENHEIM

PhD position – Amélia Camarinha Silva, UNIVERSITÄT HOHENHEIM

Microbiology Instructor – City College, Florida

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (Clinical Microbiology) – University of Arizona

General microbiome

Targeting the Microbiome for Mental Health: Hype or Hope? – Jane A. Foster, Biological Psychiatry

Multi-site human microbiome

Biogeography & Environmental Conditions Shape Phage & Bacteria Interaction Networks Across The Human Microbiome – Geoffrey D. Hannigan, bioRxiv

Human gut microbiome

Gut Protozoa: Friends or Foes of the Human Gut Microbiota? – Magali Chabé, Trends in Parasitology

Intestinal Lactobacillus in health and disease, a driver or just along for the ride? – Dustin D. Heeney, Current Opinion in Biotechnology

Human oral microbbiome

Periodontal disease and periodontal bacteria as triggers for rheumatoid arthritis – Zijian Cheng, Best Practice & Research Clinical Rheumatology

Animal experiments

Dietary broccoli impacts microbial community structure and attenuates chemically induced colitis in mice in an Ah receptor dependent manner – Troy D. Hubbard, Journal of Functional Foods

Gut health benefits of brown seaweed Ecklonia radiata and its polysaccharides demonstrated in vivo in a rat model – Suvimol Charoensiddhi, Journal of Functional Foods

Yacon flour (Smallanthus sonchifolius) attenuates intestinal morbidity in rats with colon cancer – Mariana Grancieri, Journal of Functional Foods

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Acclimatization of micropropagated plants of Etlingera elatior(Jack) R. M. Sm. inoculated with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi – A.R. da Silva, South African Journal of Botany

Effective rhizoinoculation and biofilm formation by arsenic immobilizing halophilic plant growth promoting bacteria (PGPB) isolated from mangrove rhizosphere: A step towards arsenic rhizoremediation – Ivy Mallick, Science of The Total Environment

Food microbiology

Acetic acid bacteria in fermented foods and beverages – Jonas De Roos, Current Opinion in Biotechnology

Microbial ecology of cereal vinegar fermentation: insights for driving the ecosystem function – Zhen-Ming Lu, Current Opinion in Biotechnology

Probiotics / prebiotics

Bugging allergy; role of pre-, pro- and synbiotics in allergy prevention – Christina E. West, Allergology International

The effect of probiotics and zinc supplementation on the immune response to oral rotavirus vaccine: A randomized, factorial design, placebo-controlled study among Indian infants – Robin P. Lazarus, Vaccine

Microbes in the News

Study finds high levels of multidrug-resistant bacteria on Indian poultry farms – Stephanie Soucheray, CIDRAP News

Topical antibiotics and antiseptics disrupt the skin microbiome – Cheryl Guttman Krader, Dermatology Times

August 13, 2017

Read about commensal fungi, the “nemabiome,” and a follow-up NYT article on the common topic of dirty sponges.

General microbiome

Commensal Fungi in Health and Disease – Jose J. Limon, Cell Host & Microbe

Circadian Coordination of Antimicrobial Responses – Paola Tognini, Cell Host & Microbe

Mechanisms and Regulation of Extracellular DNA Release and Its Biological Roles in Microbial Communities – Alejandra L. Ibáñez de Aldecoa, Frontiers in Microbiology

Pregnancy and early life

Culture independent assessment of human milk microbial community in lactational mastitis – Shriram H. Patel, Scientific Reports

Human gut microbiome

The Gut Microbiota, Food Science, and Human Nutrition: A Timely Marriage – Michael J. Barratt, Cell Host & Microbe

Inflammation, Antibiotics, and Diet as Environmental Stressors of the Gut Microbiome in Pediatric Crohn’s Disease – James D. Lewis, Cell Host & Microbe

Gut microbial profile in primary biliary cholangitis: Towards bioindicators – Sara Lemoinne, Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology

Human oral microbiome

Microbes and Host Response: A relationship in health and disease – Alpdogan Kantarci, Oral Diseases

Human nearly-sterile sites

Profiling the Urinary Microbiome in Men with Positive versus Negative Biopsies for Prostate Cancer – Eva Shrestha, The Journal of Urology

Animal experiments

Beef, Chicken, and Soy Proteins in Diets Induce Different Gut Microbiota and Metabolites in Rats – Zhu Y, Frontiers in Microbiology

Commentary: Dietary Polyphenols Promote Growth of the Gut Bacterium Akkermansia muciniphila and Attenuate High-Fat Diet-Induced Metabolic Syndrome – Blessing O. Anonye, Frontiers in Immunology

Network analysis of gut microbiota literature: an overview of the research landscape in non-human animal studies – Emily L Pascoe, ISME

Animal microbiome

The use of nemabiome metabarcoding to explore gastro-intestinal nematode species diversity and anthelmintic treatment effectiveness in beef calves – Russell W. Avramenko, International Journal for Parasitology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Effects of microcystins contamination on soil enzyme activities and microbial community in two typical lakeside soils – Qing Cao, Environmental Pollution

Compatible Rhizosphere-Competent Microbial Consortium Adds Value to the Nutritional Quality in Edible Parts of Chickpea – Sudheer K. Yadav, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Isolation and Characterization of a Phosphorus-Solubilizing Bacterium from Rhizosphere Soils and Its Colonization of Chinese Cabbage (Brassica campestris ssp. chinensis) – Zhen Wang, Frontiers in Microbiology

Establishing Causality: Opportunities of Synthetic Communities for Plant Microbiome Research – Julia A. Vorholt, Cell Host & Microbe

Pearl Millet Genetic Traits Shape Rhizobacterial Diversity and Modulate Rhizosphere Aggregation – Papa M. S. Ndour, Frontiers in Plant Science

Water and extremophile microbiome

Phylogenetically conserved resource partitioning in the coastal microbial loop – Samuel Bryson, ISME

Probiotics/Prebiotics

Characterization of the Culturable Subpopulations of Lactobacillus in the Chicken Intestinal Tract as a Resource for Probiotic Development – Bishnu Adhikari, Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbes in the news

We Need to Talk Some More About Your Dirty Sponges – Joanna Klein, New York Times

University of California at San Francisco Recruiting MS Patients for Gut Bacteria Study – Carolina Henriques, Multiple Sclerosis News Today

This paper battery is powered by bacteria in your spit – Jeremy Deaton, Popular Science

August 7, 2017

General microbiome

Viruses in the 21st Century: From the Curiosity-Driven Discovery of Giant Viruses to New Concepts and Definition of Life – Patrick Forterre, Clinical Infectious Diseases

Spatial Organization Plasticity as an Adaptive Driver of Surface Microbial Communities – Arnaud Bridier, Frontiers in Microbiology

Functions and emerging applications of bacteriocins – Michael L Chikindas, Current Opinion in Biotechnology

Pregnancy and early life

Ontogenesis of the Gut Microbiota Composition in Healthy, Full-Term, Vaginally Born and Breast-Fed Infants over the First 3 Years of Life: A Quantitative Bird’s-Eye View – Ravinder Nagpal, Frontiers in Microbiology

Multi-site human microbiome

Profiling of faecal water and urine metabolites among Papua New Guinea highlanders believed to be adapted to low protein intake – Eriko Tomitsuka, Metabolomics

Evidence based selection of probiotic strains to promote astronaut health or alleviate symptoms of illness on long duration spaceflight missions – G.L. Douglas, Beneficial Microbes

Human oral microbiome

Salivary microbiome in non-oral disease: A summary of evidence and commentary – Aneesha Acharya, Archives of Oral Biology

Human gut microbiome

Dysbiotic Proteobacteria expansion: a microbial signature of epithelial dysfunction – Yael Litvak, Current Opinion in Microbiology

Role of gut microbiota in idiopathic nephrotic syndrome in children – Kazunari Kaneko, Medical Hypotheses

A preliminary examination of gut microbiota, sleep, and cognitive flexibility in healthy older adults – Jason R. Anderson, Sleep Medicine

Diarrhea after bariatric procedures: Diagnosis and therapy – Yves M Borbély, World Journal of Gastroenterology

The Intestinal Microbiome and Childhood Obesity – Jessica McCann, Current Pediatrics Reports

Cross-modulation of pathogen-specific pathways enhances malnutrition during enteric co-infection with Giardia lamblia and enteroaggregative Escherichia coli – Luther A. Bartelt, PLoS Pathogens

Animal experiments

Streptococcus pneumoniae colonization is required to alter the nasal microbiota in cigarette smoke-exposed mice – Pamela Shen, Infection and Immunity

Fenugreek galactomannan and citrus pectin improve several parameters associated with glucose metabolism, and modulate gut microbiota in mice  – Miriam G. Shtriker, Nutrition

Animal microbiome

The B Vitamin Nutrition of Insects: The contributions of diet, microbiome and horizontally-acquired genes – Angela E. Douglas, Current Opinion in Insect Science

Effects of Disodium Fumarate on In Vitro Rumen Fermentation, The Production of Lipopolysaccharide and Biogenic Amines, and The Rumen Bacterial Community – Wei Jin, Current Microbiology

Cutaneous Microbial Community Variation across Populations of Eastern Hellbenders (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis) – Obed Hernández-Gómez, Frontiers in Microbiology

Microorganisms associated with microscopic insects Megaphragma amalphitanum and Scydosella musawasensis – A. V. Nedoluzhko, Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Polyphasic characterization of bacteria obtained from upland rice cultivated in Cerrado soil – Lívia Fabiana Braga, Brazilian Journal of Microbiology

Taxonomic and functional patterns across soil microbial communities of global biomes – Melline Fontes Noronha, Science of The Total Environment

Phylloplane bacteria of Jatropha curcas : diversity, metabolic characteristics and growth promoting attributes towards vigor of maize seedling – Garima Dubey, Canadian Journal of Microbiology

Bioorganic fertilizer maintains a more stable soil microbiome than chemical fertilizer for monocropping – Feng Cai, Biology and Fertility of Soils

Root exudates of potato onion are involved in the suppression of clubroot in a Chinese cabbage-potato onion-Chinese cabbage crop rotation – Shaocan Chen, European Journal of Plant Pathology

Isolation, characterization and inter-relationship of Phosphate Solubilizing Bacteria from the Rhizosphere of Sugarcane and Rice – Muhammad Awais, Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology

Distribution of Rhizosphere and Endosphere Fungi on the First-Class Endangered Plant Cypripedium japonicum – Geun-Hye Gang, Mycobiology

Effects of different nitrogen additions on soil microbial communities in different seasons in a boreal forest – Guoyong Yan, Ecosphere

Temporal assessment of microbial communities in soils of two contrasting mangroves – Janaina Rigonato, Brazilian Journal of Microbiology

Bio-fertilizer application induces soil suppressiveness against Fusarium wilt disease by reshaping the soil microbiome – Wu Xiong, Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Bioorganic fertilizer maintains a more stable soil microbiome than chemical fertilizer for monocropping – Feng Cai, Biology and Fertility of Soils

Comparative metagenomics reveals alterations in the soil bacterial community driven by N-fertilizer and Amino 16® application in lettuce – Apostolos Kalivas, Genomics Data

Genetic Diversity of Nitrogen-Fixing and Plant Growth Promoting PseudomonasSpecies Isolated from Sugarcane Rhizosphere – Hai-Bi Li, Frontiers in Microbiology

A Review of Conventional PCR Assays for the Detection of Selected Phytopathogens of Wheat – Adam Kuzdraliński, Journal of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology

Effect of mixed edible bacterial inoculants on the early development of improved cultivars of cocoa (Theobroma cacao L.) in a traditional agroforestry system in northern Oaxaca, Mexico – E. Hipólito-Romero, Argentina Journal of Microbiology

Draft Genome Sequence of Cronobacter sakazakiiGP1999, Sequence Type 145, an Epiphytic Isolate Obtained from the Tomato’s Rhizoplane/Rhizosphere Continuum – Hannah R. Chase, Genome Anouncements

Plant-mediated restriction of Salmonella enterica on tomato and spinach leaves colonized with Pseudomonas plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria – Chiun-Kang Hsu, International Journal of Food Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Assessment upon heterotrophic microalgae screened from wastewater microbiota for concurrent pollutants removal and biofuel production – Liang Shen, Bioresource Technology

Compositions of the Microbial Consortia Present in Biological Sulphate Reduction Processes During Mine Effluent Treatment – Marja Salo, Mine Water and Circular Economy

An underappreciated hotspot of antibiotic resistance: The groundwater near the municipal solid waste landfill – Qing-Lin Chen, Science of The Total Environment

Methane-Fueled Syntrophy through Extracellular Electron Transfer: Uncovering the Genomic Traits Conserved within Diverse Bacterial Partners of Anaerobic Methanotrophic Archaea – Connor T. Skennerton, mBio

A multi-omics based ecological analysis of coastal marine sediments from Gladstone, in Australia’s Central Queensland, and Heron Island, a nearby fringing platform reef – D.J. Beale, Science of The Total Environment

Glaciers and Ice Sheets As Analog Environments of Potentially Habitable Icy Worlds –  Eva Garcia-Lopez, Frontiers in Microbiology

Changes in microbial community structure in response to changing oxygen stress in column tests of denitrification and selenium reduction – Chiachi Hwang, Mine Water and Circular Economy

Next-generation sequencing for investigating the diversity of microorganisms and pathogenic bacteria in a water source – Yingliang Ge, Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research

Microbial community dynamics in aerated biological fluidized bed (ABFB) with continuously increased p-nitrophenol loads – Fangzhou Ji, Process Biochemistry

Food microbiology

RNA-Based Amplicon Sequencing Reveals Microbiota Development during Ripening of Artisanal versus Industrial Lard d’Arnad – Ilario Ferrocino, Applied and Environmental Microbiology

The individual contribution of starter and non-starter lactic acid bacteria to the volatile organic compound composition of Caciocavallo Palermitano cheese – Valeria Guarrasi, International Journal of Food Microbiology

Antimicrobial resistance of Lactobacillus spp. from fermented foods and human gut – Qinqin Ma, LWT – Food Science and Technology

Probiotics / prebiotics

Applications of prebiotics in food industry: A review – Vinti Singla,
Food Science and Technology International

Human milk oligosaccharide consumption by probiotic and human-associated bifidobacteria and lactobacilli – Taksawan Thongaram, Journal of Dairy Science

Probiotic properties of Weissella cibaria and Leuconostoc citreum isolated from tejuino – A typical Mexican beverage – Monique Suela Silva, LWT – Food Science and Technology

A Consumer’s Guide for Probiotics: 10 Golden Rules for a Correct Use – Marco Toscano, Digestive and Liver Disease

Bioinformatics

PATRIC as a unique resource for studying antimicrobial resistance – Dionysios A. Antonopoulos, Briefings in Bioinformatics

Techniques

Optimized experimental workflow for tandem mass spectrometry molecular networking in metabolomics – Florent Olivon, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry

Microbes in the news

Taking too many antibiotics to treat eczema may worsen your condition – DR. LESLIE BAUMANN, Miami Herald