November 17, 2017

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Lab Assistant – Microbiology, Dublin Ohio

General microbiome

Evolution of the hygiene hypothesis into biota alteration theory: what are the paradigms and where are the clinical applications? – Chantal Villeneuve, Microbes and Infection

Human gut microbiome

Identifying predictive features of Clostridium difficile infection recurrence before, during, and after primary antibiotic treatment – Sepideh Pakpour, Microbiome

Gastric microbiome of Indian patients with Helicobacter pylori infection, and their interaction networks – Anubhav Das, Scientific Reports

Discovery of an expansive bacteriophage family that includes the most abundant viruses from the human gut – Natalya Yutin, Nature Microbiology

Fecal Transplantation for Treatment of Clostridium Difficile Infection in Elderly and Debilitated Patients – Tali Friedman-Korn, Digestive Diseases and Sciences

Myocardial infarction and gut microbiota: an incidental connection – Sepideh ZununiVahed, Pharmacological Research

Anxiety, Depression, and the Microbiome: A Role for Gut Peptides – Gilliard Lach, Neurotherapeutics

The nursing home elder microbiome stability and associations with age, frailty, nutrition and physical location – John P. Haran, Journal of Medical Microbiology

Human nearly-sterile sites

Risk of Subsequent Sepsis within 90 Days of a Previous Hospital Stay by Type of Antibiotic Exposure – James Baggs, Clinical Infectious Diseases

Human vaginal microbiome

Microbial Diversity of Genital Ulcers of HSV-2 Seropositive Women – Supriya D. Mehta, Scientific Reports

Animal experiments

The green tea modulates large intestinal microbiome and exo/endogenous metabolome altered through chronic UVB-exposure – Eun Sung Jung, PLOS ONE

Acute Administration of the Nonpathogenic, Saprophytic Bacterium, Mycobacterium vaccae, Induces Activation of Serotonergic Neurons in the Dorsal Raphe Nucleus and Antidepressant-Like Behavior in Association with Mild Hypothermia – Philip H. Siebler, Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology

Maternal High Fat Diet and its Consequence on the Gut Microbiome: A Rat Model – Phyllis E. Mann, Gut Microbes

Environmental Burkholderia cenocepacia Strain Enhances Fitness by Serial Passages during Long-Term Chronic Airways Infection in Mice – Alessandra Bragonzi, International Journal of Molecular Sciences

Enteric Delivery of Regenerating Family Member 3 alpha Alters the Intestinal Microbiota and Controls Inflammation in Mice With Colitis – Marion Darnaud, Gastroenterology

Animal microbiome

Novel viruses in salivary glands of mosquitoes from sylvatic Cerrado, Midwestern Brazil – Andressa Zelenski de Lara Pinto, PLOS ONE

New evidence showing that the destruction of gut bacteria by antibiotic treatment could increase the honey bee’s vulnerability to Nosema infection – Jiang Hong Li, PLOS ONE

Relative importance of honeydew and resin for the microbial activity in wood ant nest and forest floor substrate – a laboratory study – Veronika Jílková, Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Common Cutaneous Bacteria Isolated from Snakes Inhibit Growth of Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola – Aubree J. Hill, EcoHealth

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Fungal community reveals less dispersal limitation and potentially more connected network than that of bacteria in bamboo forest soils – Xian Xiao, Molecular Ecology

Influence of compost and biochar on microbial communities and the sorption/degradation of PAHs and NSO-substituted PAHs in contaminated soils – Gabriel Sigmund, Journal of Hazardous Materials

Epiphytic Bacteria Alter Floral Scent Emissions – Carola Helletsgruber, Journal of Chemical Ecology

In vitro bacterization of banana (Musa spp.) with native endophytic and rhizospheric bacterial isolates: Novel ways to combat Fusarium wilt – M. Kavino, European Journal of Plant Pathology

Foliar microbiome transplants confer disease resistance in a critically-endangered plant – Geoffrey Zahn, PeerJ

The response of soil microbial communities to variation in annual precipitation depends on soil nutritional status in an oligotrophic desert – Cristina Montiel-González, PeerJ

Entomopathogenic Fungi as Dual Control Agents against Both the Pest Myzus persicae and Phytopathogen Botrytis cinerea – Hwi-Geon Yun, Mycobiology

Glycomyces rhizosphaerae sp. nov., isolated from the root and rhizosphere soil of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) – Wenchao Li, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

A comparison between biostimulation and bioaugmentation in a solid treatment of anaerobic sludge: Drug content and microbial evaluation – G. Llorens-Blanch, Waste Management

Iron Chloride Flocculation of Bacteriophages from Seawater – Bonnie T. Poulos, Bacteriophages

Multi-Level Contact Oxidation Process Performance When Treating Automobile Painting Wastewater: Pollutant Removal Efficiency and Microbial Community Structures – Yufang Zhu, Water

Insights from the Genomes of Microbes Thriving in Uranium-Enriched Sediments – Brodie Sutcliffe, Microbial Ecology

Biogeography at the limits of life: Do extremophilic microbial communities show biogeographical regionalization? – Dave R. Clark, Global Ecology and Biogeography

Diversity of microbiota found in coffee processing wastewater treatment plant – Josiane Ferreira Pires, World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Food microbiology

Epiphytic fungal community in Vitis vinifera of the Portuguese wine regions – M. Oliveira, Letters in Applied Microbiology

Bioinformatics

HgtSIM: a simulator for horizontal gene transfer (HGT) in microbial communities – Weizhi Song, PeerJ

Techniques

Significance estimation for large scale metabolomics annotations by spectral matching – Kerstin Scheubert, Nature

Single primer isothermal amplification (SPIA) combined with next generation sequencing provides complete bovine coronavirus genome coverage and higher sequence depth compared to sequence-independent single primer amplification (SISPA) – Mette Myrmel, PLOS ONE

Developing selective media for quantification of multispecies biofilms following antibiotic treatment – Eva Vandeplassche, PLOS ONE

Microbes in the news

Microbiology: Bacteria disarm host-defence proteins – John D. MacMicking, Nature News and Views

Probiotics: Health boost or waste of cash? – Anne Allred, 5-ON-YOUR-SIDE

Cygnus Open for Business; Crew Unloading New Bacteria, Plant and Tech Studies – Mark Garcia, NASA blog

Bacteria Hysteria

Your supermarket is filled with germs — here are 7 facts that will make you dread grocery shopping –  Joanna Fantozzi, Insider

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November 12, 2017

General microbiome

Rapid colonization of artificial endolithic uninhabited habitats – Charles S. Cockell, International Journal of Astrobiology

A bacterial pioneer produces cellulase complexes that persist through community succession – Sebastian Kolinko, Nature Microbiology

Endoglucanase and Xylanase Production by Chryseobacterium Species Isolated from Decaying Biomass – Asisipho Nkohla, Polish Journal of Environmental Studies

Human gut microbiome

Extended screening costs associated with selecting donors for fecal microbiota transplantation for treatment of metabolic syndrome-associated diseases – Laura J Craven, Open Forum Infectious Diseases

Fecal microbiota signatures of adult patients with different types of short bowel syndrome – Yuhua Huang, Gastroenterology

Association Between Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth by Glucose Breath Test and Coronary Artery Disease – Andre Fialho, Digestive Diseases and Sciences

Fungi in Gastrointestinal Tracts of Human and Mice: from Community to Functions – Jiayan Li, Microbial Ecology

Animal experiments

Transcriptomics-driven lipidomics (TDL) identifies the microbiome-regulated targets of ileal lipid metabolism – Anirikh Chakrabarti, npj Systems Biology and Applications

Vitamin A deficiency in mice alters host and gut microbial metabolism leading to altered energy homeostasis – Yuan Tian, The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry

Subtle Microbiome Manipulation Using Probiotics Reduces Antibiotic-Associated Mortality in Fish – Victor Schmidt, mSystems

Effect of partially replacing a barley-based concentrate with flaxseed-based products on the rumen bacterial population of lactating Holstein dairy cows – E. Castillo-Lopez, Journal of Applied Microbiology

How gut transcriptional function of Drosophila melanogaster varies with the presence and composition of the gut microbiota – Alyssa Bost, Molecular Ecology

Gut microbiomes and reproductive isolation in Drosophila – Philip T. Leftwich, PNAS

Composition, diversity and function of intestinal microbiota in pacific white shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) at different culture stages – Shenzheng Zeng, PeerJ

Animal microbiome

FVD: The fish-associated virus database – Yaxin Chen, Infection, Genetics and Evolution

Bats host diverse parvoviruses as possible origin of mammalian dependoparvoviruses and source for bat–swine interspecies transmission –  Susanna K. P. Lau, Journal of General Virology

Forest canopy, water level, and biopesticide interact to determine oviposition habitat selection in Aedes albopictus – Christopher A. Binckley, Journal of Vector Ecology

Ecological characterization of Aedes aegyptilarval habitats (Diptera: Culicidae) in artificial water containers in Girardot, Colombia – Diana C. Garcia-Sánchez, Journal of Vector Ecology

Microbiota associated with tubes of Escarpia sp. from cold seeps in the southwestern Atlantic Ocean constitutes a community distinct from that of surrounding marine sediment and water – Renata Medina-Silva, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Changes in the soil bacterial community along a pedogenic gradient – Manuel Sánchez-Marañón, Scientific Reports

 

Rhizosphere activity and atmospheric methane concentrations drive variations of methane fluxes in a temperate forest soil – Jens-Arne Subke, Soil Biology and Biochemistry

The Impact of the Diurnal Cycle on the Microbial Transcriptome in the Rhizosphere of Barley – Divyashri Baraniya, Microbial Ecology

The temperature sensitivity of soil organic matter decomposition is constrained by microbial access to substrates – Gabriel Y.K. Moinet, Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Application of Aspergillus aculeatus to rice roots reduces Cd concentration in grain – Yan Xie, Plant and Soil

Screening Bacillus species as biological control agents of Gaeumannomyces graminis var. tritici on wheat – Lirong Yang, Biological Control

Soil geochemical factors regulate Cd accumulation by metal hyperaccumulating Noccaea caerulescens (J. Presl & C. Presl) F.K. Mey in field-contaminated soils – Carla E. Rosenfeld, Science of The Total Environment

Antibiotics in the Soil: Sources, Environmental Issues, and Bioremediation – Umesh B. Jagtap, Antibiotics and Antibiotics Resistance Genes in Soils

Water and extremophile microbiome

Microaerophilic alkane degradation in Pseudomonas extremaustralis: a transcriptomic and physiological approach – Paula M. Tribelli, Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology

Potential Role of Halophile in Crude Glycerol Based Biorefinery – Noopur Singh, Biorefining of Biomass to Biofuels

Structural basis of antifreeze activity of a bacterial multi-domain antifreeze protein – Chen Wang, PLOS one

Imaging of Cellular Oxidoreductase Activity Suggests Mixotrophic Metabolisms in Thiomargarita spp. – Jake V. Bailey, mBio

Carbohydrate active enzyme domains from extreme thermophiles: components of a modular toolbox for lignocellulose degradation – Jonathan Botha, Extremophiles

Prospects of Solvent Tolerance in Butanol Fermenting Bacteria – Shuvashish Behera, Biorefining of Biomass to Biofuels

Association between degradation of pharmaceuticals and endocrine-disrupting compounds and microbial communities along a treated wastewater effluent gradient in Lake Mead – Susanna M. Blunt, Science of the Total Environment

Effect of TiO2 and CeO2 nanoparticles on the metabolic activity of surficial sediment microbial communities based on oxygen microelectrodes and high-throughput sequencing – Lingzhan Miao, Water Research

Performance and microbial communities in a combined bioelectrochemical and sulfur autotrophic denitrification system at low temperature – Dan Chen, Chemosphere

Ongoing biodegradation of Deepwater Horizon oil in beach sands: Insights from tracing petroleum carbon into microbial biomass – Joel T. Bostic, Marine Pollution Bulletin

Antibiotic degradation and microbial community structures during acidification and methanogenesis of swine manure containing chlortetracycline or oxytetracycline – Fubin Yin, Bioresource Technology

Metagenomics profiling for assessing microbial diversity in both active and closed landfills – Mohamad Yusof Zainun, Science of The Total Environment

Development of a microbial community-based index of biotic integrity (MC-IBI) for the assessment of ecological status of rivers in the Taihu Basin, China – Lihua Niu, Ecological Indicators

Microbial community response to silver nanoparticles and Ag+in nitrifying activated sludge revealed by ion semiconductor sequencing – Carley A. Gwin, Science of The Total Environment

Anaerobic co-digestion of pig manure and food waste; effects on digestate biosafety, dewaterability, and microbial community dynamics – C. Dennehy, Waste Management

Evaluating the impacts of triclosan on wastewater treatment performance during startup and acclimation – R. M. Holzem, Water Science and Technology

Nitrifier Gene Abundance and Diversity in Sediments Impacted by Acid Mine Drainage – Bhargavi Ramanathan, Frontiers in Microbiology

Live Faecalibacterium prausnitzii induces greater TLR2 and TLR2/6 activation than the dead bacterium in an apical anaerobic co-culture system – Eva Maier, Cellular Microbiology

Food microbiome

A mathematical model to predict early quality attributes in hake during storage at low temperature – C. Vilas, Journal of Food Engineering

Chemical, Physiochemical, and Microstructural Properties, and Probiotic Survivability of Fermented Goat Milk Using Polymerized Whey Protein and Starter Culture Kefir Mild 01 – Hao Wang, Food Microbiology & Safety

Re-evaluation of mono- and di-glycerides of fatty acids (E 471) as food additives – EFSA Panel on Food Additives and Nutrient Sources added to Food (ANS), European Food Safety Authority

Opportunities and hurdles of edible insects for food and feed – D. Dobermann, Nutrition Bulletin

Re-evaluation of alginic acid and its sodium, potassium, ammonium and calcium salts (E 400–E 404) as food additives – EFSA Panel on Food Additives and Nutrient Sources added to Food (ANS), European Food Safety Authority

The SALAMANDER project: SALivAry bioMarkers of mediterraneAN Diet associated with long-tERm protection against type 2 diabetes – G. B. Proctor, Nutrition Bulletin

Polyphenols and health: Interactions between fibre, plant polyphenols and the gut microbiota – C. A. Edwards, Nutrition Bulletin

Techniques

Optimization of Culture Conditions for the Production of Halophilic Protease by Newly Isolated Bacillus sonorensis – S. Sankaralingam, American-Eurasian Journal of Agricultural & Environmental Science

November 5, 2017

 

A shorter digest today, but includes a lot of human gut microbiome studies and a cool study on microbes used to treat snake bites!

General microbiome

Comparison of two Jatropha species (Euphorbiaceae) used popularly to treat snakebites in Northeastern Brazil: Chemical profile, inhibitory activity against Bothrops erythromelas venom and antibacterial activity – Juliana Félix-Silva, Journal of Ethnopharmacology

Multi-site human microbiome

A slippery slope: On the origin, role and physiology of mucus – Farhan Taherali, Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews

Human gut microbiome

Faecal microbiota transplantation versus placebo for moderate-to-severe irritable bowel syndrome: a double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled, parallel-group, single-centre trial –  Peter Holger Johnsen, The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Estrogens and Female Liver Health – Karen L. Chen, Steroids

Safety and Efficacy of Fecal Microbiota Transplant for Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection in Patients With Cancer Treated With Cytotoxic Chemotherapy: A Single-Institution Retrospective Case Series – Mehrdad Hefazi, Mayo Clinic Proceedings

Gut Microbiota and Cancer Patients: A Broad-Ranging Relationship – Giovanni Cammarota, Mayo Clinic Proceedings

Gut microbiota and hypertension: From pathogenesis to new therapeutic strategies – Yongbo Kang, Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology

Preface to “Gut microbiome in health and disease” – Maikel P. Peppelenbosch, Best Practice & Research Clinical Gastroenterology

Results of the implementation of a multidisciplinary programme of faecal microbiota transplantation by colonoscopy for the treatment of recurrent Clostridium difficile infection – Antonio López-Sanromán, Gastroenterología y Hepatología (English Edition)

Animal experiments

Alterations in ruminal bacterial populations at induction and recovery from diet-induced milk fat depression in dairy cows – D.W. Pitta, Journal of Dairy Science

Chronic chlorpyrifos exposure elicits diet-specific effects on metabolism and the gut microbiome in rats – Bing Fang, Food and Chemical Toxicology

Housing influences tissue cytokine levels and the fecal bacterial community structure in rats – Padmaja Shastri, Journal of Functional Foods

An intact gut microbiota may be required for lactoferrin-driven immunomodulation in rats – Yongping Wen, Journal of Functional Foods

Untargeted metabolomic profiling of urine in Wistar rats reveals enhanced bioavailability of soy isoflavones post short-term consumption of noni (Morinda citrifolia) juice – José-Manuel Fallas-Ramirez, Journal of Functional Foods

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Long and short term effects of solarization on soil microbiome and agricultural production – Housam Kanaan, Applied Soil Ecology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Microbial communities involved in biogas production exhibit high resilience to heat shocks – Abendroth Christian, Bioresource Technology

Food microbiome

Application of high-throughput pyrosequencing in the analysis of microbiota of food commodities procured from small and large retail outlets in a U.S. metropolitan area – A pilot study – Daleniece Higgins, Food Research International

Microbial ecology along the processing of Spanish olives darkened by oxidation – Eduardo Medina, Food Control

Co-fermentation of onion and whey: A promising synbiotic combination – Federica Tinello, Journal of Functional Foods

Diverse yeasts for diverse fermented beverages and foods – Chris Todd Hittinger, Current Opinion in Biotechnology

Techniques

Microbiome measurement: Possibilities and pitfalls – Djawad Radjabzadeh, Best Practice & Research Clinical Gastroenterology

High-throughput eDNA monitoring of fungi to track functional recovery in ecological restoration – DongFeng Yan, Biological Conservation

Commensal Koch’s postulates: establishing causation in human microbiota research – B Anne Neville, Current Opinion in Microbiology

Microbes in the news

Disease outbreak at Marine Corps boot camp abates in San Diego – Carl Prine, The San Diego Union-Tribune

October 30, 2017

Today’s digest is short and sweet — including some articles on the connection between gut and bone metabolism, the biodegradation of oil in the ocean, and a good number of rhizosphere papers. Enjoy!

General Microbiome

Listeria monocytogenes virulence factors are secreted in biologically active Extracellular Vesicles – Carolina Coelho, bioRxiv

Multi-site human microbiome

Microbiota and cancer: a complex equation with a lot of exciting unknowns – Oxana Dmitrieva, Seminars in Immunology

Osteomicrobiology: A New Cross-Disciplinary Research Field – Claes Ohlsson, Calcified Tissue International

Prebiotics, Bone and Mineral Metabolism – Corrie M. Whisner, Calcified Tissue International

Human gut microbiome

Gut dysbiosis breaks immunological tolerance toward the central nervous system during young adulthood – Sudhir K. Yadav, PNAS

Clostridium difficile in Older Adults – Curtis J. Donskey, Infectious Disease Clinics of North America

The Microbiome That Shapes Us: Can It Cause Obesity? – Endashaw Omer, Current Gastroenterology Reports

Human oral microbiome

Infection’s Sweet Tooth: How Glycans Mediate Infection and Disease Susceptibility – Steven L. Taylor, Trends in Microbiology

Animal experiments

Comparing microbiotas in the upper aerodigestive and lower respiratory tracts of lambs – Laura Glendinning, Microbiome

Dietary changes in nutritional studies shape the structural and functional composition of the pigs’ fecal microbiome-from days to weeks – Bruno Tilocca, Microbiome

Hindgut mucosa-associated microbiome interacting with host regulating Escherichia coli O157:H7 shedding in cattle – Ou Wang, Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Divergent responses of forest soil microbial communities under elevated CO2 in different depths of upper soil layers – Hao Yu, Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Microbial Degradation of Phenanthrene in Pristine and Contaminated Sandy Soils – Alexandra Schwarz, Microbial Ecology

Identification of heterotrophic zinc mobilization processes among bacterial strains isolated from wheat rhizosphere (Triticum aestivum L) – Benjamin Costerousse, Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Seed defense biopriming with bacterial cyclodipeptides triggers immunity in cucumber and pepper – Geun Cheol Song, Scientific Reports

Characterization and potential of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria isolated from native Andean crops – Katty Ogata-Gutiérrez, World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Water and extremophiles microbiome

Biodegradation of dispersed oil in seawater is not inhibited by a commercial oil spill dispersant – Odd G. Brakstad, Marine Pollution Bulletin

Functional characteristics and influence factors of microbial community in sewage sludge composting with inorganic bulking agent – Ke Wang, Bioresource Technology

Food microbiology

Yeast microbiota in artisanal cheeses from Corrientes, Argentina – Marina C. Cardozo, Revista Argentina de Microbiología

Flavonoids as detoxifying and pro-survival agents: What’s new? – Geir Bjørklund, Food and Chemical Toxicology

Techniques

Impact of DNA extraction, sample dilution, and reagent contamination on 16S rRNA gene sequencing of human feces – Eliana P. Velásquez-Mejía, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Microbes in the News

How a 672,000-Gallon Oil Spill Was Nearly Invisible – CHRISTINA CARON, New York Times

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)

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

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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