October 14, 2018

General microbiome

16S rRNA Gene Analysis with QIIME2 – Michael Hall, Microbiome Analysis

Predicting the Functional Potential of the Microbiome from Marker Genes Using PICRUSt – Gavin M. Douglas, Microbiome Analysis

Single-Cell Genomics of Microbial Dark Matter – Christian Rinke, Microbiome Analysis

An ecosystem framework for understanding and treating disease – Michael E. Hochberg, Foundation for Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health

Diet, Gut Microbes and Host Mate Choice – Philip T. Leftwich, BioEssays

Pregnancy and early life

Methods and Strategies to Examine the Human Breastmilk Microbiome – Lauren LeMay-Nedjelski, Microbiome Analysis

Multi-site human microbiome

Potential mechanisms linking gut microbiota and portal hypertension – Gyorgy Baffy, Liver International

Enlisting commensal microbes to resist antibiotic-resistant pathogens –  James W. Keith, Journal of Experimental Medicine

Human oral microbiome

Oral mucosa-on-a-chip to assess layer-specific responses to bacteria and dental materials – Christopher Rahimi, Biomicrofluidics

The effect of breastmilk and saliva combinations on the in vitro growth of oral pathogenic and commensal microorganisms – E. L. Sweeney, Scientific Reports

Human skin microbiome

A Natural History of Actinic Keratosis and Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma Microbiomes – David L. A. Wood, mBio

Human gut microbiome

The microbiome of Crohn’s disease aphthous ulcers – Claire L. O’Brien, Gut Pathogens

Gut microbiome can be restored without adverse events after Helicobacter pylori eradication therapy in teenagers – Takuji Gotoda, Helicobacter

Animal microbiome

Rethinking the Coral Microbiome: Simplicity Exists within a Diverse Microbial Biosphere – Alejandra Hernandez-Agreda, mBio

Host differentiation and compartmentalization of microbial communities in the azooxanthelate cupcorals Tubastrea coccinea and Rhizopsammia goesi in the Caribbean – Aschwin H. Engelen, Frontiers in Microbiology

Comparison of intestinal microbes in female and male Chinese concave‐eared frogs (Odorrana tormota) and effect of nematode infection on gut bacterial communities – Yilin Shu, Microbiology Open

Change in the intestinal bacterial community structure associated with environmental microorganisms during the growth of Eriocheir sinensis – Chenhe Wang, Microbiology Open

Protective role of the vulture facial skin and gut microbiomes aid adaptation to scavenging – Marie Lisandra Zepeda Mendoza, Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica

Animal experiments 

Fecal Microbiota Transplantation Beneficially Regulates Intestinal Mucosal Autophagy and Alleviates Gut Barrier Injury – Saisai Cheng, mSystems

Host genetics and the rumen microbiome jointly associate with methane emissions in dairy cows – Gareth Frank Difford, Plos Genetics

Inhibitory effects of dietary soy isoflavone and gut microbiota on contact hypersensitivity in mice – Takao Nagano, Food Chemistry

Lichen microbiome

Plasticity of a holobiont: desiccation induces fasting-like metabolism within the lichen microbiota – Tomislav Cernava, ISME

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Short-term effect of Eucalyptusplantations on soil microbial communities and soil-atmosphere methane and nitrous oxide exchange – Caroline A. Cuer, Scientific Reports

Microbial community structure and functional potential of lava-formed Gotjawal soils in Jeju, Korea – Jong-Shik Kim, Plos One

Diversity of fungi and bacteria in species-rich grasslands increases with plant diversity in shoots but not in roots and soil – Diana Navrátilová, FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Variation in ectomycorrhizal fungal communities associated with Silver linden (Tilia tomentosa) within and across urban areas – Maarten Van Geel, FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Influence of triazole pesticides on tillage soil microbial populations and metabolic changes – Praveen Satapute, Science of The Total Environment

Soil Nutrient Status and Microbial Communities as Influenced by Bio-Fuel Trees Plantation – Agnes Imoya P. O., Environment and Ecology

Various Phyllosphere and Soil Bacterial Communities of Natural Grasses and the Impact Factors in a Copper Tailings Dam – Tong Jia, Current Microbiology

Effects of wine-cap Strophariacultivation on soil nutrients and bacterial communities in forestlands of northern China – Sai Gong, PeerJ

Effect of pH and temperature on microbial community structure and carboxylic acid yield during the acidogenic digestion of duckweed – Ozgul Calicioglu, Biotechnology for Biofuels

Trichoderma harzianum T-22 and BOL-12QD inhibit lateral root development of Chenopodium quinoa in axenic co-culture – Oscar M. Rollano-Peñaloza, Cogent Biology

Water, wastewater, and extremophile microbiome

Microbial communities in the nepheloid layers and hypoxic zones of the Canary Current upwelling system – Stefan Thiele, Microbiology Open

The effects of litter quality and living plants on the home-field advantage of aquatic macrophyte decomposition in a eutrophic urban lake, China – Van Biak Luai, Science of The Total Environment

The microbiome and antibiotic resistance in integrated fishfarm water: Implications of environmental public health – Gary Klase, Science of The Total Environment

Changes in the drinking water microbiome: effects of water treatments along the flow of two drinking water treatment plants in a urbanized area, Milan (Italy) – Antonia Bruno, Frontiers in Microbiology

Organic particles: heterogeneous hubs for microbial interactions in aquatic ecosystems – Mina Bizic-Ionescu, Frontiers in Microbiology

Importance of denitrification driven by the relative abundances of microbial communities in coastal wetlands – Yan Zhang, Environmental Pollution

A nearly uniform distributional pattern of heterotrophic bacteria in the Mariana Trench interior – Jiwei Tian, Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers

Patterns of permissiveness towards broad host range plasmids in microbial communities across the urban water cycle in Europe – Arnaud Dechesne, Abstract from 17th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology

Biodegradation of sulfamethoxazole by a bacterial consortium of Achromobacter denitrificans PR1 and Leucobacter sp. GP – Ana C. Reis, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Molecular and microbiological insights on the enrichment procedures for the isolation of petroleum degrading bacteria and fungi – Giulia Spini, Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbial Ecology of South Florida Surface Waters: Examining the Potential for Anthropogenic Influences – Chase P. Donnelly, HCNSO Student Theses and Dissertations

Antarctic heterotrophic bacterium Hymenobacter nivis P3Tdisplays light‐enhanced growth and expresses putative photoactive proteins – Mia Terashima, Environmental Microbiology Reports

Microbial genomics

Comprehensive analysis of intra- and interpatient evolution of enterovirus D68 by whole-genome deep sequencing – Robert Dyrdak, bioRxiv

Leveraging single-cell genomics to expand the fungal tree of life – Steven R. Ahrendt, Nature Microbiology

Microbes in space

Transcriptomic responses of Serratia liquefaciens cells grown under simulated Martian conditions of low temperature, low pressure, and CO2-enriched anoxic atmosphere – Patricia Fajardo-Cavazos, Scientific Reports

Food microbiology

Metagenomic analysis and the functional profiles of traditional fermented pork fat ‘sa-um’ of Northeast India – Surajit De Mandal, AMB Express

Probiotics / prebiotics

Gut microbiome modulation during treatment of mucositis with the dairy bacterium Lactococcus lactis and recombinant strain secreting human antimicrobial PAP – Rodrigo Carvalho, Scientific Reports

In Vitro Fermentation of Selected Prebiotics and Their Effects on the Composition and Activity of the Adult Gut Microbiota – Sophie Fehlbaum, International Journal of Molecular Sciences

Techniques

Assessing the ratio of Bacillus spores and vegetative cells by shotgun proteomics – Charlotte Mappa, Environmental Science and Pollution Research

 

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September 30, 2018

General microbiome

Multi-omics integrative analysis with genome-scale metabolic model simulation reveals global cellular adaptation of Aspergillus niger under industrial enzyme production condition – Hongzhong Lu, Scientific Reports

Botulinum Neurotoxin-Producing Bacteria. Isn’t It Time that We Called a Species a Species? – Theresa Smith, mBio

Sizing Up the Uncultured Microbial Majority – Laura A. Hug, mSystems

Pregnancy and early life

TLR Activation and Allergic Disease: Early Life Microbiome and Treatment – Kathryn R. Michels, Current Allergy and Asthma Reports

Human gut microbiome

Lifestyle Factors Affecting the Gut Microbiota’s Relationship with Type 1 Diabetes – Elke Gülden, Current Diabetes Reports

Animal experiments

MAVS deficiency induces gut dysbiotic microbiota conferring a proallergic phenotype – Emilie Plantamura, PNAS

Assessing microbial contamination and antibiotic resistant bacteria using zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) – Maria Alexandra Bighiu, Science of The Total Environment

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Use of sugarcane–soybean intercropping in acid soil impacts the structure of the soil fungal community – Tengxiang Lian, Scientific Reports

Aphid infestation in the phyllosphere affects primary metabolic profiles in the arbuscular mycorrhizal hyphosphere – Carmina Cabral, Scientific Reports

Antioxidative response in leaves and allelochemical changes in root exudates of Ricinus communis under Cu, Zn, and Cd stress – Shuifeng Wang, Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Biochemical and microbiological activity of soil contaminated with o-cresol and biostimulated with Perna canaliculus mussel meal – Magdalena Zaborowska, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

Assessment of Soil Microbial Status under Different Land Use Systems in North Western Zone of Kashmir – Fozia Shafiq Wani, International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences

Culturable Foliar Fungal Endophytes of Mangrove Species in Bicol Region, Philippines – Jonathan Jaime G. Guerrero, Philippine Journal of Science

Developmental stage has a greater effect than Cry1Ac expression in transgenic cotton on the phyllosphere mycobiome – Jiangang Pan, Canadian Journal of Microbiology

Interaction of Brassicaceae seed meal soil amendment and apple rootstock genotype on microbiome structure and replant disease suppression – Likun Wang, Phytopathology

Response of soil micro-ecology to different levels of cadmium in alkaline soil – Bin Wu, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Variation of soil bacterial communities along a chronosequence of Eucalyptusplantation – Jiayu Li, PeerJ

Long-term nitrogen fertilization elevates the activity and abundance of nitrifying and denitrifying microbial communities in an upland soil: implications for nitrogen loss from intensive agricultural systems – Fenghua Wang, Frontiers in Microbiology

Comparative assessment of autochthonous bacterial and fungal communities and microbial biomarkers of polluted agricultural soils of the Terra dei Fuochi – Valeria Ventorino, Scientific Reports

Genome guided investigation of antibiotics producing actinomycetales strain isolated from a Macau mangrove ecosystem – Dini Hu, Scientific Reports

Water and extremophile microbiome

Community Structure, Dynamics and Interactions of Bacteria, Archaea and Fungi in Subtropical Coastal Wetland Sediments – Man Kit Cheung, Scientific Reports

Discovering novel hydrolases from hot environments – Roland Wohlgemuth, Biotechnology Advances

Microbes in space

Meta-analysis of data from spaceflight transcriptome experiments does not support the idea of a common bacterial “spaceflight response” – Michael D. Morrison, Scientific Reports

Food microbiology

The effect of sulfur dioxide addition at crush on the fungal and bacterial communities and the sensory attributes of Pinot gris wines – Sydney C. Morgan, International Journal of Food Microbiology

Waste microbiome

Bioelectrochemical enhancement of methane production in anaerobic digestion of food waste – Jae-Min Choi, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy

Performance and Microbial Community Analysis of Bioaugmented Activated Sludge System for Indigo Production from Indole – Xuwang Zhang, Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology

Probiotics / prebiotics

Bifidobacterium pseudocatenulatum CECT 7765 supplementation improves inflammatory status in insulin-resistant obese children – Jesús Sanchis-Chordà, European Journal of Nutrition

Bioinformatics

Design and implementation of semester long project and problem based bioinformatics course – Geetha Saarunya, F1000 Research

Techniques

NMR-Based Metabolomic Approach To Elucidate the Differential Cellular Responses during Mitigation of Arsenic(III, V) in a Green Microalga – Neha Arora, ACS Omega

September 24, 2018

General microbiology

Frequency- and Amplitude-Dependent Microbial Population Dynamics during Cycles of Feast and Famine – Jason Merritt, PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS

Small at Size, Big at Impact: Microorganisms for Sustainable Development – Nasib Singh, Microbial Bioprospecting for Sustainable Development

Population Genomics of Archaea: Signatures of Archaeal Biology from Natural Populations – David J. Krause, Population Genomics

Pregnancy and early life

Sharing of human milk oligosaccharides degradants within bifidobacterial communities in faecal cultures supplemented with Bifidobacterium bifidum – Aina Gotoh, Scientific Reports

Multi-site human microbiome

Gut–Liver Axis: How Do Gut Bacteria Influence the Liver? – Peter Christopher Konturek, Medical Sciences

Subgingival microbiome of rheumatoid arthritis patients in relation to their disease status and periodontal health – Kathrin Beyer, Plos One

Optimal immunosuppressor induces stable gut microbiota after liver transplantation – Jian-Wen Jiang, World Journal of Gastroenterology

Human respiratory microbiome

The Microbiome and Tuberculosis: Early Evidence for Cross Talk – Sivaranjani Namasivayam, mBio

Trans-maternal Helicobacter pylori exposure reduces allergic airway inflammation in offspring through regulatory T-cells – Andreas Kyburz, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Human oral microbiome

Comparison of initial oral microbiomes of young adults with and without cavitated dentin caries lesions using an in situbiofilm model – Stefan Rupf, Scientific Reports

Human gut microbiome

In silico Identification of Metagenomic Signature Describing Neurometabolic Potential of Normal Human Gut Microbiota – A. S. Kovtun, Russian Journal of Genetics

Gut microbiota modulates drug pharmacokinetics – Juanhong Zhang, Drug Metabolism Reviews

Active Site Flexibility Revealed in Crystal Structures of Parabacteroides merdae β‐Glucuronidase from the Human Gut Microbiome – Michael S. Little, Protein Science

Structural and Functional Analysis of the Gut Microbiome for Toxicologists – Robert G. Nichols, Current Protocols in Toxicology

Altered intestinal antibacterial gene expression response profile in irritable bowel syndrome is linked to bacterial composition and immune activation – Sean M. P. Bennet, Neurogastroenterology and Motility

Animal experiments

Response of goose intestinal microflora to the source and level of dietary fiber – Haizhu Zhou, Poultry Science

Microbiota modulation by eating patterns, dietary and macronutrient composition; impact on food intake – Elizabeth A. Klingbeil, American Journal of Physiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Accounting for bacterial overlap between raw water communities and contaminating sources improves the accuracy of signature-based microbial source tracking – Moa Hägglund, Frontiers in Microbiology

Bacterial community structure in a sympagic habitat expanding with global warming: brackish ice brine at 85–90 °N – Beatriz Fernández-Gómez, ISME

Single-cell genomics uncover Pelagibacter as the putative host of the extremely abundant uncultured 37-F6 viral population in the ocean – Francisco Martinez-Hernandez, ISME

Microbial Community Function in Electroactive Biofilm-based Constructed Wetlands – Ramírez Vargas, Biogeosciences

Fungal endophyte‐infected leaf litter alters in‐stream microbial communities and negatively influences aquatic fungal sporulation – Emily R. Wolfe, Synthesising Ecology

Salt marsh denitrification is impacted by oiling intensity six years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill – Corianne Tatariw, Environmental Pollution

Wastewater used for urban agriculture in West Africa as a reservoir for antibacterial resistance dissemination – Blaise P. Bougnom, Environmental Research

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Phosphate solubilizing bacteria with glucose dehydrogenase gene for phosphorus uptake and beneficial effects on wheat – Muhammad Suleman, Plos One

Multiple ecological processes jointly drive the soil microbial community assembly in subalpine coniferous forests – Pengyu Zhao, PeerJ

Aphid Colonization Affects Potato Root Exudate Composition and the Hatching of a Soil Borne Pathogen – Grace A. Hoysted, Frontiers in Plant Sciences

Root inoculation with Azotobacter chroococcum 76A enhances tomato plants adaptation to salt stress under low N conditions – Michael James Van Oosten, BMC Plant Biology

Variation of bacterial biodiversity from saline soils and estuary sediments present near the Mediterranean Sea coast of Camargue (France) – Jorge R. Osman, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Plant roots alter microbial functional genes supporting root litter decomposition – Shengjing Shi, Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Bacterial community response to a preindustrial‐to‐future CO2 gradient is limited and soil‐specific in Texas Prairie grassland – Swastika Raut, Global Change Biology

Built environment

Houseplants as home health monitors – C. Neal Stewart Jr., SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY

Characterization of Aspergillus niger Isolated from the International Space Station – Jillian Romsdahl, mSystems

Food microbiology

Microbiological Changes during Ripening of Chihuahua Cheese Manufactured with Raw Milk and Its Seasonal Variations – Cristina Sánchez-Gamboa, Foods

Supplementation in mushroom crops and its impact on yield and quality – Jaime Carrasco, AMB Express

Aronia (Aronia melanocarpa) Polyphenols Modulate Microbial Community in Simulator of the Human Intestinal Microbial Ecosystem (SHIME®) and Decrease Secretion of Pro‐Inflammatory Markers in a Caco‐2/endothelial Cell Co‐Culture Model – Ting Wu, Molecular Nutrition and Food Research

Techniques

A critical evaluation of the use of gas chromatography- and high performance liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry techniques for the analysis of microbial metabolites in human urine after consumption of orange juice – José Luis Ordóñez, Journal of Chromatography A

Recovering cellular biomass from fluids using chemical flocculation – Paul A. Kenward, Environmental Microbiology Reports

Influence of support media supplementation to reduce the inhibition of anaerobic digestion by phenol and ammonia: Effect on degradation performances and microbial dynamics – Simon Poirier, Data in Brief

A resourceful methodology to profile indolic auxins produced by rhizo-fungi using spectrophotometry and HPTLC – Dhavalkumar Patel, Biotech

Bioinformatics

Computational Tools and Databases of Microbes and Its Bioprospecting for Sustainable Development – Dipannita Hazra, Microbial Bioprospecting for Sustainable Development

Metabolomics

Paradoxes in leaky microbial trade – Yoav Kallus, Nature Communications

Antibiotics

Amycomicin is a potent and specific antibiotic discovered with a targeted interaction screen – Gleb Pishchany, PNAS

Microbes in the news

Subculture show converts Storefront for Art and Architecture into living lab – The Architects Newspaper, Ali Oriaku

June 13, 2018

Events and jobs

Computational scientists (from post-master to postdoc fellowships) in metagenomics and microbial genomics : Trento, Italy – The Laboratory of Computational Metagenomics

General microbiome

Meta-analysis of human genome-microbiome association studies: the MiBioGen consortium initiative – Jun Wang, Microbiome Announcement

Microbial ecology

Everything is not everywhere: a tale on the biogeography of cyanobacteria – Karine Felix Ribeiro, Hydrobiologia

A Meta‐Analysis of Temperature Sensitivity as a Microbial Trait – Charlotte J. Alster, Global Change Biology

Microbial island biogeography: isolation shapes the life history characteristics but not diversity of root-symbiotic fungal communities – John Davison, ISME

Bacillus thuringiensis produces the lipopeptide thumolycin to antagonize microbes and nematodes – Dehong Zheng, Microbiological Research

Qualitative analysis of biosurfactants from Bacillus species exhibiting antifungal activity – Ambrin Sarwar, Plos One

Antarctic cryptoendolithic fungal communities are highly adapted and dominated by Lecanoromycetes and Dothideomycetes – Claudia Coleine, Frontiers in Microbiology

Pregnancy and early life

The Microbiome and Metabolome of Preterm Infant Stool Are Personalized and Not Driven by Health Outcomes, Including Necrotizing Enterocolitis and Late-Onset Sepsis – Stephen Wandro, mSphere

The role of breast milk in the colonization of neonatal gut and skin with coagulase-negative staphylococci – Hiie Soeorg, Pediatric Research

Multisite human microbiome

Prion-like Propagation of α-synuclein in the gut-brain axis – Ying Chen, Brain Research Bulletin

Microbiome-Gut-Brain Axis and Toll-Like Receptors in Parkinson’s Disease – Valentina Caputi, International Journal of Molecular Sciences

Current Insights in Microbiome Shifts in Sjogren’s Syndrome and Possible Therapeutic Interventions – Christina Tsigalou, Frontiers in Immunology

Comparison of Infant Gut and Skin Microbiota, Resistome and Virulome between Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Environments – Suchitra K. Hourigan, Frontiers in Microbiology

Human skin microbiome

Skin Microbiota in Obese Women at Risk for Surgical Site Infection After Cesarean Delivery – Kara M. Rood, Scientific Reports

Cutibacterium acnes (Propionibacterium acnes) and acne vulgaris: a brief look at the latest updates – B. Dréno, Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology

Characterisation of Cutibacterium acnes phylotypes in acne and in vivo exploratory evaluation of Myrtacine® – S. Pécastaings, Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology

Human oral microbiome

Analysis of the oral microbiome on the surface of modified dental polymers – Denise  Tornavoi de Castro, Archives of Oral Biology

Genetic Association with Subgingival Bacterial Colonization in Chronic Periodontitis – Franco Cavalla, Genes

Biological and cultural drivers of oral microbiota in Medieval and Post-Medieval London, UK – Andrew G Farrer, bioRxiv

Human gut microbiome

Breath methane concentrations and markers of obesity in patients with functional gastrointestinal disorders – Clive H. Wilder-Smith, United European Gastroenterology Journal

The Intersection Between Colonization Resistance, Antimicrobial Stewardship, and Clostridium difficile – Rossana Rosa, Current Infectious Disease Reports

Celiac Disease and Fecal Microbiota Transplantation: A New Beginning? – Shmuel Golfeyz MD, Correspondence

Gut microbiota metabolites, amino acid metabolites and improvements in insulin sensitivity and glucose metabolism: the POUNDS Lost trial – Yoriko Heianza, Nutrition

Cutting the Gordian Knot of the Microbiota – Kimberly S.Vasquez, Molecular Cell

Host: Microbiome co-metabolic processing of dietary polyphenols – An acute, single blinded, cross-over study with different doses of apple polyphenols in healthy subjects – Kajetan Trost, Food Research International

Clinical trials of kimchi intakes on the regulation of metabolic parameters and colon health in healthy Korean young adults – Hee-Young Kim, Journal of Functional Foods

Animal experiments

Propolis from Different Geographic Origins Suppress Intestinal Inflammation in a Model of DSS‐Induced Colitis is Associated with Decreased Bacteroides spp. in the Gut – Kai Wang, Molecular Nutrition and Food Research

Effect of direct-fed microbials on culturable gut microbiotas in broiler chickens: a meta-analysis of controlled trials – Chhaiden Heak, Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences

A dietary isothiocyanate-enriched moringa (Moringa oleifera) seed extract improves glucose tolerance in a high-fat-diet mouse model and modulates the gut microbiome – Asha Jaja-Chimedza, Journal of Functional Foods

The enteric microbiota regulates jejunal Paneth cell number and function without impacting intestinal stem cells – Alexi A. Schoenborn, Gut Microbes

Comprehensive longitudinal microbiome analysis of the chicken cecum reveals a shift from competitive to environmental drivers and a window of opportunity for Campylobacter – Umer Zeeshan Ijaz, bioRxiv

Microbial quantity impacts Drosophila nutrition, development, and lifespan – Erin S. Keebaugh, iScience

Absence of Gut Microbiota Reduces Emotional Reactivity in Japanese Quails (Coturnix japonica) – Narjis Kraimi, Frontiers in Physiology

Animal microbiome

Identification of circular single-stranded DNA viruses in faecal samples of Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis), moose (Alces alces) and snowshoe hare (Lepus americanus) inhabiting the Colorado San Juan Mountains – Simona Kraberger, Infection, Genetics and Evolution

Diverse novel resident Wolbachia strains in Culicine mosquitoes from Madagascar – Claire L Jeffries, bioRxiv

Sample treatment optimization for fish stool metabolomics – Takeshi Hano, Journal of Chromatography B

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Two decades of altered snow cover does not affect soil microbial ability to catabolize carbon compounds in an oceanic alpine heath – E.R. Jasper Wubs, Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Grazing and resource availability control soil nematode body size and abundance‐mass relationship in semi‐arid grassland – W. S. Andriuzzi, Journal of Animal Ecology

Isolation and screening of antibiotic producing actinomycetes from rhizosphere and agricultural soils – Atsede Muleta, African Journal of Biotechnology

Responses of Bougainvillea spectabilis to elevated atmospheric CO2 under galaxolide (HHCB) pollution and the mechanisms of its rhizosphere metabolism – Minzhe Zhang, Journal of Soils and Sediments

Differential effect of the nitrogen form on the leaf gas exchange, amino acid composition, and antioxidant response of sweet pepper at elevated CO2 – María C. Piñero, Plant Growth Regulation

Viral metagenomics analysis and eight novel viral genomes identified from the Dushanzi mud volcanic soil in Xinjiang, China – Dan-Ting Yu, Journal of Soils and Sediments

Efficacy of Bacillus subtilis native strains for biocontrol of Phytophthora crown and root rot of pistachio in Iran – Mohammad Moradi, Tropical Plant Pathology

Modification of plant cell wall chemistry impacts metabolome and microbiome composition in Populus PdKOR1 RNAi plants – Allison M. Veach, Plant and Soil

Continuous application of different fertilizers induces distinct bulk and rhizosphere soil protist communities – Sai Guo, European Journal of Soil Biology

Microbial communities and natural fermentation of corn silages prepared with farm bunker-silo in Southwest China – Hao Guan, Bioresource Technology

Cultivated methanotrophs associated with rhizospheres of traditional rice landraces from Western India belong to Methylocaldum and Methylocystis – Monali C. Rahalkar, 3 Biotech

Metal(loid)-resistant bacteria reduce wheat Cd and As uptake in metal(loid)-contaminated soil – Xiao-Han Wang, Environmental Pollution

Enhanced removal of nitrate in the maize rhizosphere by plant growth-promoting Bacillus megaterium NCT-2, and its colonization pattern in response to nitrate – Shaohua Chu, Chemosphere

Bioactive luteoloside produced by Myroides odoratimimus, solvent-tolerant bacterium form the rhizosphere of Lonicera japonica –  Y. X. Zhao, Natural Product Research

Potential application of selected metal resistant phosphate solubilizing bacteria isolated from the gut of earthworm (Metaphire posthuma) in plant growth promotion – Jayanta  Kumar Biswas, Geoderma

Effects of Pseudomonas chenduensis and biochar on cadmium availability and microbial community in the paddy soil – Lingjuan Li, Science of The Total Environment

Continuous application of different fertilizers induces distinct bulk and rhizosphere soil protist communities – Sai Guo, European Journal of Soil Biology

Analysis on metabolic functions of stored rice microbial communities by BIOLOG ECO microplates – Zhiwen Ge, Frontiers in Microbiology

Effects of discrete bioactive microbial volatiles on plants and fungi – Birgit Piechulla, Plant, Cell, and Environment

Phylogenetic-scale disparities in the soil microbial diversity–ecosystem functioning relationship – Marta Goberna, ISME

Similar soil microbial community structure across different environments after long‐term succession: evidence from volcanoes of different ages – Shangqi Xu, Journal of Basic Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Comparison among the microbial communities in the lake, lake wetland, and estuary sediments of a plain river network – Wei Huang, Microbiology Open

The distinctive microbial community improves composting efficiency in a full-scale hyperthermophilic composting plant – Zhen Yu, Bioresource Technology

Co-occurrence Networks Among Bacteria and Microbial Eukaryotes of Lake Baikal During a Spring Phytoplankton Bloom – Ivan S. Mikhailov, Microbial Ecology

The Legacy Effects of Winter Climate on Microbial Functioning After Snowmelt in a Subarctic Tundra – Maria Väisänen, Microbial Ecology

Characterization of phototrophic microorganisms and description of new cyanobacteria isolated from the saline-alkaline crater-lake Dziani Dzaha (Mayotte, Indian Ocean) – M. Cellamare, FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Methanogens in the Antarctic Dry Valley Permafrost – Tatiana A. Vishnivetskaya, FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Bacterial Diversity in an Alpine Debris-Free and Debris-Cover Accumulation Zone Glacier Ice, North Sikkim, India – Mingma Thundu Sherpa, Indian Journal of Microbiology

Culturing the ubiquitous freshwater actinobacterial acI lineage by supplying a biochemical ‘helper’ catalase – Suhyun Kim, bioRxiv

Assessing the effect of pretreatments on the structure and functionality of microbial communities for the bioconversion of microalgae to biogas – Olivia Córdova, Frontiers in Microbiology

Great Salt Lake microbiology: a historical perspective – Bonnie K. Baxter, International Microbiology

Life from the ashes: survival of dry bacterial spores after very high temperature exposure – Lynda Beladjal, Extremophiles

Microbial and geochemical controls on waste rock weathering and drainage quality – Sharon Blackmore, Science of The Total Environment

Characterization and high-throughput sequencing of a trichlorophenol-dechlorinating microbial community acclimated from sewage sludge – Jiaxiu Song, Journal of Cleaner Production

Impacts of surface-applied residues on N-cycling soil microbial communities in miscanthus and switchgrass cropping systems – Karen A. Thompson, Applied Soil Ecology

Water is a critical factor in evaluating and assessing microbial colonization and destruction of Angkor sandstone monuments – Xiaobo Liu, International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation

Methanogenic community shifts during the transition from sewage mono-digestion to co-digestion of grass biomass – Justus Hardegen, Bioresource Technology

Bacterial lineages putatively associated with the dissemination of antibiotic resistance genes in a full-scale urban wastewater treatment plant – Carlos Narciso-da-Rocha, Environment International

Impact of organic waste composition on life cycle energy production, global warming and Water use for treatment by anaerobic digestion followed by composting – Sara A. Pace, Resources, Conservation and Recycling

1H NMR metabolomics of microbial metabolites in the four MW agricultural biogas plant reactors: A case study of inhibition mirroring the acute rumen acidosis symptoms – Boštjan Murovec, Journal of Environmental Management

Comparative Metagenomics Provides Insight into the Ecosystem Functioning of the Shark Bay Stromatolites, Western Australia – Joany Babilonia, Frontiers in Microbiology

Assessing the abundance of fungal populations in a full-scale membrane bioreactor (MBR) treating urban wastewater by using quantitative PCR (qPCR) – P. Maza-Márquez, Journal of Environmental Management

Food microbiology

Occurrence of lactic acid bacteria and yeasts at species and strain level during spontaneous fermentation of mawè, a cereal dough produced in West Africa – Marcel Houngbédji, Food Microbiology

Probiotics / prebiotics

Probiotics in IBD: Combining in vitro and in vivomodels for selecting strains with both anti-inflammatory potential as well as a capacity to restore the gut epithelial barrier – Mazen Zaylaa, Journal of Functional Foods

Can prebiotics assist in the management of cognition and weight gain in schizophrenia? – Amy Chia-Ching Kao, Psychoneuroendocrinology

Probiotic potentials of Lactobacillus plantarum isolated from fermented durian (Tempoyak), a Malaysian traditional condiment – Asmariah Ahmad, Food Science and Nutrition

Bioinformatics

Identifying Heritable Communities of Microbiome by Root-Unifrac and Wishart Distribution – Yunfan Tang, bioRxiv

PARTIE: a partition engine to separate metagenomic and amplicon projects in the Sequence Read Archive – Pedro J. Torres, Bioinformatics

Techniques

Dead or Alive? Molecular life-dead distinction in human stool samples reveals significantly different composition of the microbial community – Alexandra Perras, bioRxiv

Critical Assessment of Methods to Quantify Biofilm Growth and Evaluate Antibiofilm Activity of Host Defence Peptides – Evan F. Haney, Biomolecules

June 9, 2018

Human respiratory microbiome

Lung Dysbiosis, Inflammation, and Injury in Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation – David N O’Dwyer, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

Heterogeneity of Microbiota Dysbiosis in Chronic Rhinosinusitis: Potential Clinical Implications and Microbial Community Mechanisms Contributing to Sinonasal Inflammation – Keehoon Lee, Frontiers in Cell and Infection Microbiology

Human skin microbiome

A systematic literature review of the human skin microbiome as biomarker for dermatological drug development – T. van der Kolk, British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology

Human gut microbiome

Inadequate Vitamin C Status in Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Associations with Glycaemic Control, Obesity, and Smoking – Renée Wilson, Nutrients

Altered Stool Microbiota of Infants with Cystic Fibrosis Shows Reduction in Genera Associated with Immune Programming – Katherine Anosca, bioRxiv

Gut Microbiota Diversity across Ethnicities in the United States – Andrew W Brooks, bioRxiv

From the Mediterranean Diet to the Microbiome – Caroline E Childs, The Journal of Nutrition

Letter: improvements in mental health after faecal microbiota transplantation—an underexplored treatment‐related benefit? – B. H. Mullish, Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Letter: improvements in mental health after faecal microbiota transplantation—an underexplored treatment‐related benefit? Authors’ reply – J. Jalanka, Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Microbiota‐gut‐brain axis: Interaction of gut microbes and their metabolites with host epithelial barriers – Y. Bhattarai, Neurogastroenterology & Motility

Animal experiments

Bisphenol-A alters microbiota metabolites derived from aromatic amino acids and worsens disease activity during colitis – Jennifer AA DeLuca, Experimental Biology and Medicine

Fumonisin-Exposure Impairs Age-Related Ecological Succession of Bacterial Species in Weaned Pig Gut Microbiota – Ivan Mateos, Toxins

Ethanol extract of Ganoderma lucidum ameliorates lipid metabolic disorders and modulates the gut microbiota composition in high-fat diet fed rats – Wei-Ling Guo, Food & Function

Gut microbiota promotes production of aromatic metabolites through degradation of barley leaf fiber – Daotong Li, The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry

Dietary Supplementation of Potato Peel Powders Prepared from Conventional and Organic Russet and Non-organic Gold and Red Potatoes Reduces Weight Gain in Mice on a High-Fat Diet – Salem Elkahoui, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Microbial dysbiosis associated with impaired intestinal Na+/H+ exchange accelerates and exacerbates colitis in ex-germ free mice – Christy A. Harrison, Mucosal Immunology

Animal microbiome

Comparison of Channel Catfish and Blue Catfish Gut Microbiota Assemblages Shows Minimal Effects of Host Genetics on Microbial Structure and Inferred Function – Jacob W. Bledsoe, Frontiers in Microbiology

Inter-individual variability in copepod microbiomes reveals bacterial networks linked to host physiology – Manoshi S. Datta, The ISME Journal

Metagenomics detection and characterisation of viruses in faecal samples from Australian wild birds – Jessy Vibin, Scientific Reports

Microorganism’s adaptation of Crucian carp may closely relate to its living environments – Huanxin Zhang, Microbiology Open

Diversity, specificity, co-occurrence and hub taxa of the bacterial–fungal pollen microbiome – Binoy Ambika Manirajan, FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Differential carbohydrate utilization and organic acid production by honey bee symbionts – Fredrick J Lee, FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

The effect of periphyton on seed germination and seedling growth of rice (Oryza sativa) in paddy area – Haiying Lu, Science of The Total Environment

Diversity of Bacteria and the Characteristics of Actinobacteria Community Structure in Badain Jaran Desert and Tengger Desert of China – Ye Sun, Frontiers in Microbiology

Vancomycin and/or Multidrug-Resistant Citrobacter Freundii Altered the Metabolic Pattern of Soil Microbial Community – Mariusz Cycoń, Frontiers in Microbiology

Degradation of dibutyl phthalate in two contrasting agricultural soils and its long-term effects on soil microbial community – Jinjin Cheng, Science of The Total Environment

Impact of Bactrocera oleae on the fungal microbiota of ripe olive drupes – Ahmed Abdelfattah, bioRxiv

Potential of Finger Millet Indigenous Rhizobacterium Pseudomonas sp. MSSRFD41 in Blast Disease Management—Growth Promotion and Compatibility With the Resident Rhizomicrobiome – Jegan Sekar, Frontiers in Microbiology

Biochars from olive mill waste have contrasting effects on plants, fungi and phytoparasitic nematodes – Roberta Marra, Plos One

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Effects of Ice-Algal Aggregate Export on the Connectivity of Bacterial Communities in the Central Arctic Ocean – Josephine Z. Rapp, Frontiers in Microbiology

Built environment

The Airplane Cabin Microbiome – Howard Weiss, Microbial Ecology

Food microbiology

Sequencing of the Cheese Microbiome and Its Relevance to Industry – Bhagya. R. Yeluri Jonnala, Frontiers in Microbiology

Comparison of Bacterial Diversity Between Two Traditional Starters and the Round-Koji-Maker Starter for Traditional Cantonese Chi-Flavor Liquor Brewing – Jie Wang, Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbial ecology

Syntrophic growth with direct interspecies electron transfer between pili-free Geobacter species – Xing Liu, The ISME Journal

Uneven distribution of cobamide biosynthesis and dependence in bacteria predicted by comparative genomics – Amanda N Shelton, bioRxiv

Microbial Diversity and Nitrogen‐metabolizing Gene Abundance in Backyard Food Waste Composting Systems – T. C. Weglarz, Journal of Applied Microbiology

Enhancement of methanogenesis by electric syntrophy with biogenic iron‐sulfide minerals – Souichiro Kato, Microbiology Open

Probiotics/Prebiotics

Probiotics Ameliorate Stool Consistency in Patients with Chronic Constipation: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study – Jin Young Yoon, Digestive Diseases and Sciences

Supplementation of p40, a Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG-derived protein, in early life promotes epidermal growth factor receptor-dependent intestinal development and long-term health outcomes – Xi Shen, Mucosal Immunology

Bioinformatics

Detection of Multidimensional Co-Exclusion Patterns in Microbial Communities – Levent Albayrak, Bioinformatics

 

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

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