August 13, 2017

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

General microbiome

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

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

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

Pregnancy and early life

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

Human gut microbiome

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

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

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

Human oral microbiome

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

Human nearly-sterile sites

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

Animal experiments

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

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

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

Animal microbiome

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

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

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

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

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

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

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

Water and extremophile microbiome

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

Probiotics/Prebiotics

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

Microbes in the news

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

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

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

August 7, 2017

General microbiome

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

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

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

Pregnancy and early life

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

Multi-site human microbiome

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

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

Human oral microbiome

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

Human gut microbiome

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

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

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

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

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

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

Animal experiments

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

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

Animal microbiome

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

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

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

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

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Water and extremophile microbiome

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Food microbiology

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

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

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

Probiotics / prebiotics

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

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

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

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

Bioinformatics

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

Techniques

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

Microbes in the news

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

July 29, 2017

Enjoy perusing this beefy Microbiome Digest, which is heavy on information about plant/root/soil microbes, water/extremophile microbes, and new microbial techniques.

Events and jobs

Microbiome Symposium 2017 – September 11, Quadras Conference Center

General microbiome

Temperature, inocula and substrate: Contrasting electroactive consortia, diversity and performance in microbial fuel cells – E.S. Heidrich, Bioelectrochemistry

Effect of glucose on nitrogen removal and microbial community in anammox-denitrification system – Yujie Qin, Bioresource Technology

Horizontal Gene Transfer and Ecosystem Function Dynamics – Maarten van de Guchte, Trends in Microbiology

Pregnancy and early life

Patterns of Early-Life Gut Microbial Colonization during Human Immune Development: An Ecological Perspective – Isabelle Laforest-Lapointe, Frontiers in Microbiology

Maternal Gut Microbiome Biodiversity in Pregnancy – Marcela C. Smid, American Journal of Perinatology

Sphingolipid metabolism potential in fecal microbiome and bronchiolitis in infants: a case–control study – Kohei Hasegawa, BMC Research Notes

Adverse events in women and children who have received intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis treatment: a systematic review – Farah Seedat, BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth

Human skin microbiome

Bacterial diversity in Buruli ulcer skin lesions: Challenges in the clinical microbiome analysis of a skin disease – Chloé Van Leuvenhaege, PLoS ONE

Human oral microbiome

16S rDNA analysis of periodontal plaque in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and periodontitis patients – Wu X., Journal of Oral Microbiology

Porphyromonas gingivalis disturbs host-commensal homeostasis by changing complement function – Olsen I., Journal of Oral Microbiology

Human gut microbiome

The Present Status of Fecal Microbiota Transplantation and Its Value in the Elderly – Yao-Wen Cheng, Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology

Fecal total iron concentration is inversely associated with fecal Lactobacillus in preschool children – Sasank Kalipatnapu, Gastroenterology

Long-term irritable bowel syndrome symptom control with reintroduction of selected FODMAPs – Ruth M. Harvie, World Journal of Gastroenterology

Distinct gut microbiota profiles in patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis and ulcerative colitis – Lukas Bajer, World Journal of Gastroenterology

Eubiotic properties of rifaximin: Disruption of the traditional concepts in gut microbiota modulation – Francesca Romana Ponziani, World Journal of Gastroenterology

Helicobacter pylori and gut microbiota in multiple sclerosis versus Alzheimer’s disease: 10 pitfalls of microbiome studies – Ah-Mee Park, Clinical and Experimental Neuroimmunology

Partners of patients with ulcerative colitis exhibit a biologically relevant dysbiosis in fecal microbial metacommunities – Guang-Lan Chen, World Journal of Gastroenterology

Animal Experiments

Oral administration of live- or heat-killed Candida albicansworsened cecal ligation and puncture sepsis in a murine model possibly due to an increased serum (1→3)-β-D-glucan – Wimonrat Panpetch, PLoS ONE

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

Animal microbiome

Changes in the Intestinal Microbiota of Gibel Carp (Carassius gibelio) Associated with Cyprinid herpesvirus2 (CyHV-2) Infection – Rong She, Current Microbiology

Diversity and stability of coral endolithic microbial communities at a naturally high pCO2 reef – Vanessa R. Marcelino, Molecular Ecology

Characterization of feather-degrading bacterial populations from birds’ nests – Potential strains for biomass production for animal feed – Maria Saarela, International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation

The impact of the bovine fecal microbiome on Escherichia coli O157:H7 prevalence and enumeration in naturally infected cattle – Minseok Kim, Journal of Applied Microbiology

Burying beetles regulate the microbiome of carcasses and use it to transmit a core microbiota to their offspring – Shantanu P. Shukla, Molecular Ecology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Elevated CO2 and nitrogen addition have minimal influence on the rhizospheric effects of Bothriochloa ischaemum – Lie Xiao, Scientific Reports

Soil nutritional status and biogeography influence rhizosphere microbial communities associated with the invasive tree Acacia dealbata – Casper N. Kamutando, Scientific Reports

Biotoxic impact of heavy metals on growth, oxidative stress and morphological changes in root structure of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) and stress alleviation by Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain CPSB1 – Asfa Rizvi, Chemosphere

Use of microbial indicators combined with environmental factors coupled to metrology tools for discrimination and classification of Luzhou-flavored pit muds – Q.Y. Zhang, Journal of Applied Microbiology

Fertilization decreases compositional variation of paddy bacterial community across geographical gradient – Ruirui Chen, Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Effects of snow cover plus straw mulching on microorganisms in paddy soil during winter – Hao Zhang, Applied Soil Ecology

The Contribution of Pyrene Degrading Bacteria and Chemical Reagents to Scirpus triqueterPhytoremediation of Pyrene and Ni Co-contaminated Soil – Xiaoxin Hu, Water, Air, & Soil Pollution

Investigating whether light intensity can modify decomposition rates in peatlands through control of the ‘enzymic latch’ – Christian Dunn, Ecological Engineering

Analysis of microbiota in rhizosphere, water and gut of grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) in ponds treated with artificial floating beds – Jian Li, Water and Environment Journal

Scaling from the growth chamber to the greenhouse to the field: Demonstration of diminishing effects of mitigation of salinity in peppers inoculated with plant growth-promoting bacterium and humic acids – Macario Bacilio, Applied Soil Ecology

Disease management of tomato through PGPB: current trends and future perspective – Vipin Kumar Singh, 3 Biotech

Soil bacteria and archaea change rapidly in the first century of Fennoscandian boreal forest development – Stephanie A. Yarwood, Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Leaf litterfall decomposition of pedunculate (Quercus robur L.) and sessile (Q. petraea [Matt.] Liebl.) oaks and their hybrids and its impact on soil microbiota – Girmantė Jurkšienė, Dendrobiology

On the controls of abundance for soil-dwelling organisms on the Tibetan Plateau – Ke Zhao, Ecosphere

Water and extremophile microbiome

Microbial planktonic communities in the Red Sea: high levels of spatial and temporal variability shaped by nutrient availability and turbulence – John K. Pearman, Scientific Reports

Characterization of a highly efficient antibiotic-degrading metallo-β-lactamase obtained from an uncultured member of a permafrost community – Marcelo Monteiro Pedroso, Metallomics

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) enrich their degrading genera and genes in human-impacted aquatic environments – Ke Yuan, Environmental Pollution

Spatial autocorrelation of microbial communities atop a debris-covered glacier is evidence of a supraglacial chronosequence – Jack L. Darcy, FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Eco-friendly and efficient in situ restoration of the constructed sea stream by bioaugmentation of a microbial consortium – Jangyeon Yoo, Korean Journal of Microbiology

Identification of two organohalide-respiring Dehalococcoidiaassociated to different dechlorination activities in PCB-impacted marine sediments – Andrea Nuzzo, Microbial Cell Factories

Draft genome sequence of the halophilic Halobacillus mangroviKTB 131 isolated from Topan salt of the Jeon-nam in Korea – Mingyeong Woo, Genomics Data

First draft genome sequence of a strain from the genus Fusibacter isolated from Salar de Ascotán in Northern Chile – Antonio E. Serrano, Extended Genome Report

Draft Genome Sequence of the Deep-Sea Bacterium Moritella sp. JT01 and Identification of Biotechnologically Relevant Genes – Robert Cardoso de Freitas, Marine Biotechnology

Bacterial and Archaeal Diversity in Hypersaline Cyanobacterial Mats Along a Transect in the Intertidal Flats of the Sultanate of Oman – Janina C. Vogt, Microbial Ecology

Bacterial and fungal communities and contribution of physicochemical factors during cattle farm waste composting – Huhe, Microbiology Open

Built environment

Bioprotection of the built environment and cultural heritage – Geoffrey Michael Gadd, Microbial Biotechnology

Food microbiology

Food waste conversion to microbial polyhydroxyalkanoates – Chad Nielsen, Microbial Biotechnology

Insect frass in stored cereal products as a potential source of Lactobacillus sanfranciscensis for sourdough ecosystem – Federica Boiocchi, Journal of Applied Microbiology

Probiotics

Evaluation of Probiotic Diversity from Soybean (Glycine max) Seeds and Sprouts Using Illumina-Based Sequencing Method – Yali Huang, Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins

Bioinformatics

Visibiome: an efficient microbiome search engine based on a scalable, distributed architecture – Syafiq Kamarul Azman, BMC Bioinformatics

Techniques

Inferring Past Environments from Ancient Epigenomes – David Gokhman, Microbial Ecology and Evolution

Comparison of DNA extraction methods used to detect bacterial and yeast DNA from spiked whole blood by real-time PCR – Libera M. Dalla-Costa, Journal of Microbiological Methods

Understanding the fundamental mechanisms of biofilms development and dispersal: BIAM (Biofilm Intensity and Architecture Measurement), a new tool for studying biofilms as a function of their architecture and fluorescence intensity – Marine Baudin, Journal of Microbiological Methods

Comparison of sequencing the D2 region of the large subunit ribosomal RNA gene (MicroSEQ®) versus the internal transcribed spacer (ITS) regions using two public databases for identification of common and uncommon clinically relevant fungal species – S. Arbefeville, Journal of Microbiological Methods

The feasibility of improved live-dead distinction in qPCR-based microbial source tracking – Laura Seidel, Journal of Microbiological Methods

Comparison of two bioinformatics tools used to characterize the microbial diversity and predictive functional attributes of microbial mats from Lake Obersee, Antarctica – Hyunmin Koo, Journal of Microbiological Methods

Multiplex polymerase chain reaction for identification of Escherichia coli, Escherichia albertii and Escherichia fergusonii – Rebecca L. Lindsey, Journal of Microbiological Methods

Nontargeted virus sequence discovery pipeline and virus clustering for metagenomic data – David Paez-Espino, Nature Protocols

SigTree: A Microbial Community Analysis Tool to Identify and Visualize Significantly Responsive Branches in a Phylogenetic Tree – John R. Stevens, Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal

July 23, 2017

General microbiome

Systems biology of lactic acid bacteria: For food and thought – Bas Teusink, Current Opinion in Systems Biology

Insights into the red algae and eukaryotic evolution from the genome of Porphyra umbilicalis (Bangiophyceae, Rhodophyta) – Susan H. Brawley, PNAS

Parasite Microbiome Project: Systematic Investigation of Microbiome Dynamics within and across Parasite-Host Interactions – Nolwenn M. Dheilly, mSystems

Human respiratory microbiome

Airway microbiota signals anabolic and catabolic remodeling in the transplanted lung – Stéphane Mouraux, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Human skin microbiome

The Skin Microbiome of Cohabiting Couples – Ashley A. Ross, mSystems

Human oral microbiome

Metabolic Fingerprints from the Human Oral Microbiome Reveal a Vast Knowledge Gap of Secreted Small Peptidic Molecules – Anna Edlund, mSystems

Human gut microbiome

Sequencing the gut metagenome as a non-invasive diagnosis for advanced nonalcoholic steatohepatitis – Lixin Zhu, Hepatology

Molecular Characterization of the Human Stomach Microbiota in Gastric Cancer Patients – Guoqin Yu, Frontiers in Microbiology

Inulin-type fructans and whey protein both modulate appetite but only fructans alter gut microbiota in adults with overweight/obesity: a randomized controlled trial – Raylene A. Reimer, Molecular Research and Food Research

Incomplete metabolism of phytoestrogens by gut microbiota from children under the age of three – Pilar Gaya, International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition

Animal experiments

An In Vitro Chicken Gut Model Demonstrates Transfer of a Multidrug Resistance Plasmid from Salmonella to Commensal Escherichia coli – Roderick M. Card, mBio

Maternally-transmitted microbiota affects odor emission and preference in Drosophila larva – Jean-Pierre Farine, Scientific Reports

Burn Injury Leads to Increase in Relative Abundance of Opportunistic Pathogens in the Rat Gastrointestinal Microbiome – Guangtao Huang, Scientific Reports

Linking Sex Differences in Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease to Bile Acid Signaling, Gut Microbiota, and High Fat Diet  – John Y.L. Chiang, The American Journal of Pathology

Early-life disruption of amphibian microbiota decreases later-life resistance to parasites – Sarah A. Knutie, Nature Communication

In vitro characteristics of an Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) hind gut microbial community in relation to different dietary treatments – Kamarul Zaman Zarkasia,  Research in Microbiology

Effects of coconut oil on glycemia, inflammation, and urogenital microbial parameters in female Ossabaw mini-pigs – Annie E. Newell-Fugate, PLoS ONE

Effect of acute ozone exposure on the lung metabolomes of obese and lean mice – Joel Andrew Mathews, PLoS ONE

Animal microbiome

Skin Bacterial Community Reorganization Following Metamorphosis of the Fire-Bellied Toad (Bombina orientalis) – Arnaud Bataille, Microbial Ecology

Inferring microbial interactions in thermophilic and mesophilic anaerobic digestion of hog waste – Grace Tzun-Wen Shaw, PLoS ONE

Ninety-nine de novo assembled genomes from the moose (Alces alces) rumen microbiome provide new insights into microbial plant biomass degradation – Olov Svartström, ISME

Genome Sequences of Two Shewanella spp. Isolated from the Gut of the Sea Cucumber Apostichopus japonicus (Selenka, 1867) – Hyun-Hee Hong, Genome Anouncements

Feather-Degrading Bacteria: Their Biochemical and Genetic Characteristics – Paweł Kowalczyk, Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

The tree species matters: Belowground carbon input and utilization in the myco-rhizosphere – Janine Sommera, European Journal of Soil Biology

Soil bacterial community response to vegetation succession after fencing in the grassland of China – Quanchao Zeng, Science of The Total Environment

Drought Stress Results in a Compartment-Specific Restructuring of the Rice Root-Associated Microbiomes – Christian Santos-Medellín, mBio

Improved grain yield of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) under water deficit after inoculation with Bradyrhizobium elkaniiand Rhizophagus irregularis – Rui S. Oliveira, Crop and Pasture Science

Understanding the holobiont: the interdependence of plants and their microbiome – Carmen Sánchez-Cañizares, Current Opinion in Microbiology

Pseudomonas fluorescens R68 assisted enhancement in growth and fertilizer utilization of Amaranthus tricolor (L.) – C. Jimtha John, 3Biotech

Ecological guild and enzyme activities of rhizosphere soil microbial communities associated with Bt-maize cultivation under field conditions in North West Province of South Africa – Deidré A. B. van Wyk, Journal of Basic Microbiology

A genomic perspective on stoichiometric regulation of soil carbon cycling – Wyatt H Hartman, ISME

The rhizosphere microbiome of burned holm-oak: potential role of the genus Arthrobacter in the recovery of burned soils – Antonio J. Fernández-González, Scientific Reports

Biological control of potential antagonistic bacteria isolates to restrict Magnaporthe grisea infection on rice – David P. Tokpah, African Journal of Microbiology Research

Bacteria associated to plants naturally selected in a historical PCB polluted soil show potential to sustain natural attenuation – Lorenzo Vergani, Frontiers in Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Unraveling the Microbial Interactions and Metabolic Potentials in Pre- and Post-treated Sludge from a Wastewater Treatment Plant Using Metagenomic Studies – Chandni Sidhu, Frontiers in Microbiology

Metagenomics of urban sewage identifies an extensively shared antibiotic resistome in China – Jian-Qiang Su, Microbiome

Microbial Community Structure and Function Decoupling Across a Phosphorus Gradient in Streams – Erick S. LeBrun, Microbial Ecology

Microbial communities and their predicted metabolic functions in growth laminae of a unique large conical mat from Lake Untersee, East Antarctica – Hyunmin Koo, Frontiers in Microbiology

Draft genome sequence of Exiguobacterium aurantiacumstrain PN47 isolate from saline ponds, known as “Salar del Huasco”, located in the Altiplano in the North of Chile – Erwin Strahsburger, Brazilian Journal of Microbiology

Diversity of culturable filamentous Ascomycetes in the eastern South Pacific Ocean off Chile – Jeanett Vera, World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Salinity Drives the Virioplankton Abundance but Not Production in Tropical Coastal Lagoons – Pedro C. Junger, Microbial Ecology

Characterization of a cold-adapted DNA photolyase from C. psychrerythraea 34H – Sudipto Munshi, Extremophiles

Marine archaeal dynamics and interactions with the microbial community over 5 years from surface to seafloor – Alma E Parada, ISME

Unusual metabolic diversity of hyperalkaliphilic microbial communities associated with subterranean serpentinization at The Cedars – Shino Suzuki, ISME

Comparative Omics and Trait Analyses of Marine Pseudoalteromonas Phages Advance the Phage OTU Concept – Melissa B. Duhaime, Frontier in Microbiology

Effects of Physiochemical Factors on Prokaryotic Biodiversity in Malaysian Circumneutral Hot Springs – Chia S. Chan, Frontiers in Microbiology

Climate oscillations reflected within the microbiome of Arabian Sea sediments – William D. Orsi, Scientific Reports

Microbiome of Trichodesmium Colonies from the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre – Mary R. Gradoville, Frontiers in Microbiology

Antarctic sea ice region as a source of biogenic organic nitrogen in aerosols – Manuel Dall’Osto, Scientific Reports

Built environment

A role for microbial selection in frescoes’ deterioration in Tomba degli Scudi in Tarquinia, Italy – Maria Cristina Tomassetti, Scientific Reports

Food microbiology

An Exploration into the Bacterial Community under Different Pasteurization Conditions during Substrate Preparation (Composting–Phase II) for Agaricus bisporus Cultivation – Fabricio Rocha Vieira, Microbial Ecology

Metagenome-based surveillance and diagnostic approaches to studying the microbial ecology of food production and processing environments – Conor J Doyle, Environmental Microbiology

Draft Genome Sequences of Three Lactobacillusparacasei Strains, Members of the Nonstarter Microbiota of Mature Cheddar Cheese – Ewelina Stefanovic, Genome Anouncements

Bioinformatics

Cohesion: a method for quantifying the connectivity of microbial communities – Cristina M Herren, ISME

Developing integrative systematics in the informatics and genomic era, and calling for a global Biodiversity Cyberbank – Jun Wen, Journal of Systematics and Evolution

Techniques

Rapid differentiation of bacterial communities using high resolution melting analysis – Steven Everman, Journal of Microbiological Methods

Proteomics in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Approach Using Animal Models – Fadi H. Mourad, Digestive Diseases and Sciences

July 2, 2017

Events and jobs

Post-doc in High-Throughput Metagenomics – University of Cambridge

Microbes in the news

Before you head out to the beach this weekend, check bacteria levels – ABC News

Oil-Munching Bacteria Helped Clean Up the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill –  Cynthia Wallentine, Invisiverse

Bacteria Hysteria

Here’s What the Gross Bacteria on Your Expired Makeup Really Looks Like – Erin Reimel, Glamour Magazine

June 25, 2017

Lots of interesting pre-prints in this post that might be worth following! Also a blog post on some cool science art with kombucha, as well as a lot of articles on rhizosphere-microbe interactions.

Events and jobs

Research Opportunities in Molecular Microbiology – Washington University in St. Louis

PhD scholarship in Metagenomics analysis and systems biology – Danmarks Tekniske Universitet

General microbiome

Microbiome yarns: microbial forensics for auditing provenance in global food chains – Timmis et al. – Microbial Biotechnology

Adjuncts and alternatives in the time of antibiotic resistance and in-feed antibiotic bans – Brüssow – Microbial Biotechnology

Human gut microbiome

Bacteria facilitate viral co-infection of mammalian cells and promote genetic recombination – Erickson et al. – bioRXiv

Chemical transformation of xenobiotics by the human gut microbiota – Koppel et al. – Science

Distinct gut microbiome patterns associate with consensus molecular subtypes of colorectal cancer – Purcell et al. – bioRXiv

Animal microbiome

Whole genome sequencing-based detection of antimicrobial resistance and virulence in non-typhoidal Salmonella enterica isolated from wildlife – Thomas et al. – bioRXiv

 

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Antagonism between two root-associated beneficial Pseudomonas strains does not affect plant growth promotion and induced resistance against a leaf-chewing herbivore – Pangesti et al. – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Bioelectrochemical approach for control of methane emission from wetlands – Liu et al. – Bioresource Technology

The biocontrol agent Pseudomonas chlororaphis PA23 primes Brassica napus defenses through distinct gene networks – Duke et al. – BMC Genomics

Delftia rhizosphaerae sp. nov. isolated from the rhizosphere of Cistus ladanifer – Carro et al. – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Synthesis and Secretion of Isoflavones by Field-Grown Soybean – Sugiyama et al. – Plant Cell Physiology

The Variation in the Rhizosphere Microbiome of Cotton with Soil Type, Genotype and Developmental Stage – Qiao et al. – Scientific Reports

Complete Genome Sequence of Bacillus paralicheniformis MDJK30, a Plant Growth -Promoting Rhizobacterium with Antifungal Activity – Wang et al. – Genome Anouncements

Extensive Overlap of Tropical Rainforest Bacterial Endophytes between Soil, Plant Parts, and Plant Species – Haruna et al. – Microbial Ecology

Phytoavailability of Cr in Silene vulgaris: The role of soil, plant genotype and bacterial rhizobiome – García-Gonzalez et al. – Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Water and extremophile microbiome

Sulfolobus islandicus meta-populations in Yellowstone National Park hot springs – Campbell et al. – Environmental Microbiology

Bottled aqua incognita: Microbiota assembly and dissolved organic matter diversity in natural mineral waters – Lesaulnier et al. – bioRXiv

Techniques

Rapid whole genome amplification and sequencing of low cell numbers in a bacteraemia model – Anscombe et al. – bioRXiv

Microbes in the news

Do Probiotics Really Work? – Ferris Jabr – Scientific American

Fungi and bacteria team up in dental plaque – Evans – LabRoots

Scientists spy on the secret inner life of bacteria – Saey – Science News

Biofilms: The eradication has begun – McGill University Health Centre – Science Daily

Bacteria and Mental Health: Gut Bacteria Linked to Bipolar Disorder – Villamil – Medical News Bulletin

The Kombucha Craze Steps into Art and the Science of the Microbiome – Fernández – Labiotech

Microbes on the market

Global Microbiome Drugs Industry Market Research Report 2017 – Medgadget

June 17, 2017

Today: A few job searches, a lot of microbes in the news (as we all ponder our bread choices), and some articles about microbes in the wild.

Events and jobs

Assistant Professor-Microbiology (Tenure-Track) – The College of New Jersey

Microbiology Technician – Matchtech, England

Microbiology Analyst – Stericycle, Massachusetts

Animal microbiome

Patterns of seasonality and group membership characterize the gut microbiota in a longitudinal study of wild Verreaux’s sifakas (Propithecus verreauxi) – Springer et al, Ecology and Evolution

Water and extremophile microbiome

Undocumented Potential For Primary Productivity In A Globally-Distributed Bacterial Photoautotroph – Graham et al, bioRxiv (pre-print)

Microbes in the news

White or Whole Wheat Bread Study May Shed Light on Diet Failure – Patrick Keeffe, HealthLine

Gene transfer keeps bacteria fit – University of Basel, Phys.org

In dying, blood-starved heart, bacteria injections offer cellular life support – Beth Mole, Ars Technica

New antibiotic effective against drug-resistant bacteria – Rutgers University, Science Daily