March 21, 2019

Happy Spring! Today’s Digest features a megaphylogeny of mushrooms, new papers about the respiratory microbiome, fecal microbiome and metatranscriptomic analysis from nonhuman primates, and the microbial ecology of snow. Bonus: a pick about the first woman to win the Abel Prize.

General Microbiome
Megaphylogeny resolves global patterns of mushroom evolution – Torda Varga – Nature Ecology and Evolution

Fate of CMY-2-encoding plasmids introduced into the human fecal microbiota by exogenous Escherichia coli – Mehreen Anjum – Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy

Review: The impact of indigenous microbes on Parkinson’s disease – Timothy Sampson – Neurobiology of Disease

Pregnancy and Early Life
Michigan cohorts to determine associations of maternal pre-pregnancy body mass index with pregnancy and infant gastrointestinal microbial communities: Late pregnancy and early infancy – Kameron Y. Sugino – PLOS One

Human Respiratory Microbiome
Bacterial and viral respiratory tract microbiota and host characteristics in children with lower respiratory tract infections: a matched case-control study – Wing Ho Man – The Lancet Respiratory Medicine

The Yin and Yang of Streptococcus Lung Infections in Cystic Fibrosis: A Model for Studying Polymicrobial Interactions – Jessie E. Scott – Journal of Bacteriology

The nasal and oropharyngeal microbiomes of healthy livestock workers – Ashley E. Kates – PLOS One

Human Gut Microbiome
Review: Role of SCFAs in gut microbiome and glycolysis for colorectal cancer therapy – Gang Wang – Journal of Cellular Physiology

Review: Obesity, Motility, Diet, and Intestinal Microbiota—Connecting the Dots – Maya Fayfman – Current Gastroenterology Reports

Review: The gut microbiome and response to immune checkpoint inhibitors: preclinical and clinical strategies – Jun Gong – Clinical and Translational Medicine

The exosome secretion inhibitor neticonazole suppresses intestinal dysbacteriosis-induced tumorigenesis of colorectal cancer – Lei Gu – Investigational New Drugs

Glutamate interactions with obesity, insulin resistance, cognition and gut microbiota composition – María Encarnación Palomo-Buitrago – Acta Diabetologica

Understanding the gut–kidney axis among biopsy-proven diabetic nephropathy, type 2 diabetes mellitus and healthy controls: an analysis of the gut microbiota composition – Sibei Tao – Acta Diabetologica

Identification of the microbial diversity after fecal microbiota transplantation therapy for chronic intractable constipation using 16s rRNA amplicon sequencing – Tadashi Ohara – PLOS One

Animal Experiments
Gut microbiota from infant with Cow’s Milk Allergy promotes clinical and immune features of atopy in a murine model – A. Mauras – Allergy

N-(1-carbamoyl-2-phenylethyl) butyramide reduces antibiotic-induced intestinal injury, innate immune activation and modulates microbiota composition – Adriano Lama – Scientific Reports

Immunosuppression-induced alterations in fish gut microbiota may increase the susceptibility to pathogens – Xiao-Zhou Qi – Fish & Shellfish Immunology

Rifaximin Alters Intestinal Microbiota and Prevents Progression of Ankylosing Spondylitis in Mice – Lianjun Yang – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

Hydroxytyrosol Improves Obesity and Insulin Resistance by Modulating Gut Microbiota in High-Fat Diet-Induced Obese Mice – Zhuoqun Liu – Frontiers in Microbiology

Review: Dietary Fiber and Intestinal Health of Monogastric Animals – Rajesh Jha – Frontiers in Veterinary Science

Circadian disruption and divergent microbiota acquisition under extended photoperiod regimens in chicken – Anne-Sophie Charlotte Hieke – PeerJ

Animal Microbiome
Fecal metatranscriptomics of macaques with idiopathic chronic diarrhea reveals altered mucin degradation and fucose utilization – Samuel T. Westreich – Microbiome

Microbiome Profiles of Ligature-Induced Periodontitis in Nonhuman Primates Across the Lifespan – Sreenatha Kirakodu – Infection and Immunity

Diabetic cats have decreased gut microbial diversity and a lack of butyrate producing bacteria – Ida Nordang Kieler – Scientific Reports

Exploring the bacteriome in anthropophilic ticks: To investigate the vectors for diagnosis – Aránzazu Portillo – PLOS One

Plant, Root, and Soil Microbiome
Microbiota in Non-flooded and Flooded Rice Culms – Hui-Ling Cui – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Microbial community structure in full scale anaerobic mono-and co-digesters treating food waste and animal waste – Taewoan Koo – Bioresource Technology

Variations in pH significantly affect cadmium uptake in grafted muskmelon (Cucumis melo L.) plants and drive the diversity of bacterial communities in a seedling substrate – Jian Zhang – Plant Physiology and Biochemistry

Divergent microbial communities in groundwater and overlying soils exhibit functional redundancy for plant-polysaccharide degradation – Martin Taubert – PLOS One

Microbial diversity and soil physiochemical characteristic of higher altitude – Saurabh Kumar – PLOS One

Water and Extremophile Microbiome
Microbial Ecology of Snow Reveals Taxa-Specific Biogeographical Structure – Shawn P. Brown – Microbial Ecology

Bacterial community in cold and alkaline environments of Hoh Xil basin in Qinghai–Tibet Plateau and isolation of potential sources of microbiota – Rui Xing – Annals of Microbiology

Bacterial communities of the microbial mats of Chokrak sulfide springs – Ekaterina I. Burganskaya – Archives of Microbiology

Dynamics of microbial community in the bioreactor for bisphenol S removal – Wen-Cong Huang – Science of the Total Environment

High-throughput DNA sequencing reveals the dominance of pico- and other filamentous cyanobacteria in an urban freshwater Lake – Hanyan Li – Science of the Total Environment

A novel phenol and ammonia recovery process for coal gasification wastewater altering the bacterial community and increasing pollutants removal in anaerobic/anoxic/aerobic system – Xuefei Gui – Science of the Total Environment

Built Environment
Biodeterioration of mortar coating in historical buildings: Microclimatic characterization, material, and fungal community – Fernanda L. Guerra – Building and Environment

A different suite: The assemblage of distinct fungal communities in water-damaged units of a poorly-maintained public housing building – Iman A. Sylvain – PLOS One

Microbes in Space
Subsurface Microbial Habitats in an Extreme Desert Mars-Analog Environment – Kimberley A. Warren-Rhodes – Frontiers in Microbiology

Food Microbiology
Microbiome patterns reveal the transmission of pathogenic bacteria in hilsa fish (Tenualosa ilisha) marketed for human consumption in Bangladesh – Md Javed Foysal – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Impact of turning, pod storage and fermentation time on microbial ecology and volatile composition of cocoa beans – Yasmine Hamdouche – Food Research International

Probiotic potential of a Lactobacillus rhamnosus cheese isolate and its effect on the fecal microbiota of healthy volunteers – Joaquin Bautista-Gallego – Food Research International

Dynamics of biogenic amines and bacterial communities in a Thai fermented pork product Nham – Pannita Santiyanont – Food Research International

Probiotics/Prebiotics
16S rRNA gene profiling and genome reconstruction reveal community metabolic interactions and prebiotic potential of medicinal herbs used in neurodegenerative disease and as nootropics – Christine Tara Peterson – PLOS One

Phages and Viruses
Review: Phage therapy: What factors shape phage pharmacokinetics and bioavailability? Systematic and critical review – Krystyna Dąbrowska – Medicinal Research Reviews

Bioinformatics
MetaPheno: A Critical Evaluation of Deep Learning and Machine Learning in Metagenome-Based Disease Prediction – Nathan LaPierre – Methods

Assessing alignment-based taxonomic classification of ancient microbial DNA – Raphael Eisenhofer – PeerJ

Techniques
A comparison of storage methods for gut microbiome studies in teleosts: Insights from rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) – Mathis Hildonen – Journal of Microbiological Methods

Alyson’s Non-Microbiology Picks
Soap-bubble pioneer is first woman to win prestigious maths prize

Girls who share a womb with boys tend to make less money than those with twin sisters

 

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March 11, 2019

To start off the week, here’s a rundown of new papers, including how symbiotic Vibrio signals drive squid gene expression, the intergenerational fur seal microbiome, and a few food microbiology studies on kimchi and pasta. Happy reading!

Pregnancy and Early Life
Review: Neonatal microbiome – a brief review – Anchala Singh – The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine

Feeding practice influences gut microbiome composition in very low birth weight preterm infants and the association with oxidative stress: A prospective cohort study – Chenxi Cai – Free Radical Biology and Medicine

Human Skin Microbiome
Commensal Staphylococci Influence Staphylococcus aureus Skin Colonization and Disease – Corey P. Parlet – Trends in Microbiology

Human Oral Microbiome
No differences in microbiome changes between anti-adhesive and antibacterial ingredients in toothpastes during periodontal therapy – Daniel Hagenfeld – Journal of Periodontal Research

Human Gut Microbiome
Endocytosis of commensal antigens by intestinal epithelial cells regulates mucosal T cell homeostasis – Mark S. Ladinsky – Science

Review: Mendelian randomization reveals causal effects of the gut microbiota – Hugh Thomas – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Association Between Antibiotics in the First Year of Life and Celiac Disease – Stine Dydensborg Sander – Gastroenterology

Daiokanzoto (Da-Huang-Gan-Cao-Tang) is an effective laxative in gut microbiota associated with constipation – Kento Takayama – Scientific Reports

Dietary raisin intake has limited effect on gut microbiota composition in adult volunteers – Akemi T. Wijayabahu – Nutrition Journal

Early gut microbiota signature of aGvHD in children given allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation for hematological disorders – Elena Biagi – BMC Medical Genomics

Fecal Calprotectin and Fecal Indole Predicts Outcome of Fecal Microbiota Transplantation in Subjects with Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection – J. Hibbard – Anaerobe

Gut microbiota-stimulated cathepsin K secretion mediates TLR4-dependent M2 macrophage polarization and promotes tumor metastasis in colorectal cancer – Rui Li – Cell Death & Differentiation

Alterations in bacterial communities, SCFA and biomarkers in an elderly HIV-positive and HIV-negative population in western Mexico – Luz A. González-Hernández – BMC Infectious Diseases

RA and the microbiome: do host genetic factors provide the link? – Philippa M. Wells – Journal of Autoimmunity

The Gut Microbiota in Causation, Detection, and Treatment of Cancer – Clodagh Murphy – The American Journal of Gastroenterology

Gut-Brain Axis
From Infection to the Microbiome: An Evolving Role of Microbes in Schizophrenia – Emily G. Severance – Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences

Animal Experiments
Critical symbiont signals drive both local and systemic changes in diel and developmental host gene expression – Silvia Moriano-Gutierrez – PNAS

Different host-specific responses in thyroid function and gut microbiota modulation between diet-induced obese and normal mice given the same dose of iodine – Huiting Shen – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Antibiotic treatment affects the expression levels of copper transporters and the isotopic composition of copper in the colon of mice – Kerri A. Miller – PNAS

Protective effect of prebiotic and exercise intervention on knee health in a rat model of diet-induced obesity – Jaqueline Lourdes Rios – Scientific Reports

Chlorogenic acid alleviates obesity and modulates gut microbiota in high-fat-fed mice – Zhengyu Wang – Food Science & Nutrition

Crucial Role of Microbiota in Experimental Psoriasis Revealed by a Gnotobiotic Mouse Model – Zuzana Stehlikova – Frontiers in Microbiology

Parasitoid envenomation alters the Galleria mellonella midgut microbiota and immunity, thereby promoting fungal infection – Olga V. Polenogova – Scientific Reports

Nutritional Interventions Improved Rumen Functions and Promoted Compensatory Growth of Growth-Retarded Yaks as Revealed by Integrated Transcripts and Microbiome Analyses – Rui Hu – Frontiers in Microbiology

Animal Microbiome
Fur seal microbiota are shaped by the social and physical environment, show mother-offspring similarities and are associated with host genetic quality – Stefanie Grosser – Molecular Ecology

Intensity of Nosema ceranae infection is associated with specific honey bee gut bacteria and weakly associated with gut microbiome structure – Andrey Rubanov – Scientific Reports

Characterizing the microbiota in gastrointestinal tract segments of Rhabdophis subminiatus: Dynamic changes and functional predictions – Wenjiao Tang – MicrobiologyOpen

Studying the microbiota of bats: Accuracy of direct and indirect samplings – Muriel Dietrich – Ecology and Evolution

A cellulolytic fungal biofilm enhances the consolidated bioconversion of cellulose to short chain fatty acids by the rumen microbiome – Charilaos Xiros – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Plant, Root, and Soil Microbiome
Changes in the soil microbial community are associated with the occurrence of Panax quinquefolius L. root rot diseases – Jinglong Jiang – Plant and Soil

Metagenomic analysis reveals distinct patterns of denitrification gene abundance across soil moisture, nitrate gradients – Sarah A. Nadeau – Environmental Microbiology

Divergent national-scale trends of microbial and animal biodiversity revealed across diverse temperate soil ecosystems – Paul B. L. George – Nature Communications

Impact of Wuyiencin Application on the Soil Microbial Community and Fate of Typical Antibiotic Resistance Genes – Liming Shi – Scientific Reports

Airborne microbial transport limitation to isolated Antarctic soil habitats – Stephen D. J. Archer – Nature Microbiology

Agricultural intensification reduces microbial network complexity and the abundance of keystone taxa in roots – Samiran Banerjee – ISMEJ

Biochars reduced the bioaccessibility and (bio)uptake of organochlorine pesticides and changed the microbial community dynamics in agricultural soils -Neelum Ali – Chemosphere

Molecular identification and biocontrol activity of sugarcane rhizosphere bacteria against red rot pathogen Colletotrichum falcatum – Prittesh Patel – Biotechnology Reports

Natural and assisted dissipation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in a long-term co-contaminated soil with creosote and potentially toxic elements
F.Madrid – Science of The Total Environment

Horizontal gene transfer and shifts in linked bacterial community composition are associated with maintenance of antibiotic resistance genes during food waste composting – Hanpeng Liao – Science of The Total Environment

Sedimentary Marl mudstone as a substrate in a xeric environment revealed by microbiome analysis – Oksana Koryachenko – Extremophiles

Water and Extremophile Microbiome
Drivers of Regional Bacterial Community Structure and Diversity in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean – Jackie Zorz – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbial community composition in alpine lake sediments from the Hengduan Mountains – Binqiang Liao – MicrobiologyOpen

Stepwise pH control to promote synergy of chemical and biological processes for augmenting short-chain fatty acid production from anaerobic sludge fermentation – Xu Wang – Water Research

Food Microbiology
Effects of the supplementation of plant-based formulations on microbial fermentation and predicted metabolic function in vitro – Renée Maxine Petri – Anaerobe

Effects of functional pasta ingredients on different gut microbiota as revealed by TIM-2 in vitro model of the proximal colon – A. Martina – Beneficial Microbes

Effect of pasteurization on delayed kimchi ripening and regression analysis for shelf life estimation of kimchi – Hyun‐Gyu Lee – Food Science & Nutrition

Optimization on production of konjac oligo‐glucomannan and their effect on the gut microbiota – Catarina Aprilia Ariestanti – Food Science & Nutrition

Probiotics
Mechanisms and immunomodulatory properties of pre- and probiotics – V.B.M. Peters – Beneficial Microbes

Wild bacterial probiotics fed to larvae of mass-reared Queensland fruit fly [Bactrocera tryoni (Froggatt)] do not impact long-term survival, mate selection or locomotor activity – Lucas A. Shuttleworth – Insect Science

Bioinformatics
Web-gLV: A Web Based Platform for Lotka-Volterra Based Modeling and Simulation of Microbial Populations – Bhusan K. Kuntal – Frontiers in Microbiology

Techniques
PCR effects of melting temperature adjustment of individual primers in degenerate primer pools – Ankur Naqib -PeerJ

Review: Combinatory biotechnological intervention for gut microbiota – Ishu Khangwal – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

March 8, 2019

Happy Friday! Read on for insights into the relationship between the oral microbiome and taste perception, how earthworms interact with pathogens during vermicomposting, the use of phages against drug resistant bacterial pathogens, and how microbiota depletion affects brown adipose tissue thermogenesis. Plus, two new techniques for shotgun metagenomes.

General microbiome
Quorum Sensing Signal Selectivity and the Potential for Interspecies Cross Talk – Samantha Wellington – mBio

Streptomyces Volatile Compounds Influence Exploration and Microbial Community Dynamics by Altering Iron Availability – Stephanie E. Jones – mBio

Microbiome Imbalances: An Overlooked Potential Mechanism in Chronic Nonhealing Wounds – Mengru Pang – The International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds

Human oral microbiome
New insights into the relationship between taste perception and oral microbiota composition – Camilla Cattaneo – Scientific Reports

The Supragingival Biofilm in Early Childhood Caries: Clinical and Laboratory Protocols and Bioinformatics Pipelines Supporting Metagenomics, Metatranscriptomics, and Metabolomics Studies of the Oral Microbiome – Kimon Divaris – Odontogenesis

Human vaginal microbiome
Comparison of the Vaginal Microbiomes of Premenopausal and Postmenopausal Women – Karol Gliniewicz – Frontiers in Microbiology

Pregnancy and early life
Dose-interval study of a dual probiotic in preterm infants – Claire Watkins – Archives of Disease in Childhood – Fetal and Neonatal Edition

Review: The Relationship Between Perinatal Mental Health and Stress: a Review of the Microbiome – Nusiebeh Redpath – Current Psychiatry Reports

Multi-site human microbiome
Preprint: Functional metagenomics-guided discovery of potent Cas9 inhibitors in the human microbiome – Kevin J Forsberg – bioRxiv

Human gut microbiome
Infectious Complications Are Associated With Alterations in the Gut Microbiome in Pediatric Patients With Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia – Jacob T Nearing – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

Preprint: HLA alleles associated with risk of ankylosing spondylitis and rheumatoid arthritis influence the gut microbiome – Mark Asquith – bioRxiv

Preprint: Gut feelings begin in childhood: how the gut metagenome links to early environment, caregiving, and behavior – Jessica Flannery – bioRxiv

Review: From gut microbiota dysfunction to obesity: could short-chain fatty acids stop this dangerous course? – Luigi Barrea – Hormones

Animal microbiome
Microbial communities in hummingbird feeders are distinct from floral nectar and influenced by bird visitation – Casie Lee – Proceedings of the Royal Society B

High individual variability in the transcriptomic response of Mediterranean mussels to Vibrio reveals the involvement of myticins in tissue injury – Magalí Rey-Campos – Scientific Reports

The Bos taurus maternal microbiome: Role in determining the progeny early-life upper respiratory tract microbiome and health – Svetlana Ferreira Lima – PLoS One

Contact with adult hen affects development of caecal microbiota in newly hatched chicks – Tereza Kubasova – PLoS One

Examination of the temporal and spatial dynamics of the gut microbiome in newborn piglets reveals distinct microbial communities in six intestinal segments – Ying Liu – Scientific Reports

Microbial diversity in the tick Argas japonicus (Acari: Argasidae) with a focus on Rickettsia pathogens – P. Yan – Medical and Veterinary Entomology

Mutual interactions of E. andrei earthworm and pathogens during the process of vermicomposting – Radka Roubalová – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Animal experiments
Microbiota Depletion Impairs Thermogenesis of Brown Adipose Tissue and Browning of White Adipose Tissue – Baoguo Li – Cell Reports

Fasting-Mimicking Diet Modulates Microbiota and Promotes Intestinal Regeneration to Reduce Inflammatory Bowel Disease Pathology – Priya Rangan – Cell Reports

Linseed oil and heated linseed grain supplements have different effects on rumen bacterial community structures and fatty acid profiles in cashmere kids – Xue Wang – Journal of Animal Science

Sodium butyrate supplementation in high-soybean meal diets for turbot (Scophthalmus maximus L.): Effects on inflammatory status, mucosal barriers and microbiota in the intestine – Yang Liu – Fish and Shellfish Immunology

The gut microbiota composition affects dietary polyphenols-mediated cognitive resilience in mice by modulating the bioavailability of phenolic acids – Tal Frolinger – Scientific Reports

Dietary lysozyme supplementation contributes to enhanced intestinal functions and gut microflora of piglets – Xia Xiong – Food and Function

Plant, root, and soil microbiome
Potential role of weather, soil and plant microbial communities in rapid decline of apple trees – Jugpreet Singh – PLoS One

The structure of denitrifying microbial communities in constructed mangrove wetlands in response to fluctuating salinities – Guiping Fu – Journal of Environmental Management

Exploring the links between bacterial communities and magnetic susceptibility in bulk soil and rhizosphere of beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) – Carolina Chiellini – Applied Soil Ecology

Impact of Fabricated Nanoparticles on the Rhizospheric Microorganisms and Soil Environment – Mokula Mohammed Raffi – Nanomaterials and Plant Potential

Variation in soil fungal community structure during successive rotations of Casuarina equisetifolia plantations as determined by high-throughput sequencing analysis – Zhou Liuting – Plant Growth Regulation

Water and extremophile microbiome
Microbial responses to anthropogenic dissolved organic carbon in Arctic and Antarctic coastal seawaters – Elena Cerro‐Gálvez – Environmental Microbiology

Microbes in Space
A Low-Diversity Microbiota Inhabits Extreme Terrestrial Basaltic Terrains and Their Fumaroles: Implications for the Exploration of Mars – Charles S. Cockell – Astrobiolgy

Phages and Viruses
Targeting antibiotic resistant bacteria with phage reduces bacterial density in an insect host – Lauri Mikonranta – Biology Letters

Bioinformatics
Autometa: automated extraction of microbial genomes from individual shotgun metagenomes – Ian J Miller – Nucleic Acids Research

Preprint: Toward perfect reads: short reads correction via mapping on compacted de Bruijn graphs – Antoine Limasset – bioRxiv

 

January 15, 2019

Highlights today include the organisms in the healthy infant intestinal microbiome that protect against food allergy, an algorithm to predict aging based on the gut microbiome, and how bacteria adapt to life on the International Space Station. Enjoy!

Pregnancy and early life
Healthy infants harbor intestinal bacteria that protect against food allergy – Taylor Feehley – Nature Medicine

Human gut microbiome
Preprint: Human microbiome aging clocks based on deep learning and tandem of permutation feature importance and accumulated local effects – Fedor Galkin – bioRxiv
(Covered in popular press as Your Gut Microbiome Could Actually Reveal Your Age, Study Shows)

Preprint: The virome in adult monozygotic twins with concordant or discordant gut microbiomes – J. Leonardo Moreno-Gallego – bioRxiv

Human nearly-sterile sites
Review: Microbiome–metabolome reveals the contribution of gut–kidney axis on kidney disease – Yuan-Yuan Chen – Journal of Translational Medicine

Animal experiments
Lactobacillus sakei Alleviates High-fat Diet-induced Obesity and Anxiety in Mice by Inducing AMPK Activation and SIRT1 Expression and Inhibiting Gut Microbiota-mediated NF-κB Activation – Hyo-Min Jang – Molecular Nutrition and Food Research

Aqueous raw and ripe Pu-erh tea extracts alleviate obesity and alter cecal microbiota composition and function in diet-induced obese rats – Yun Xia – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Impact of intramammary inoculation of inactivated Lactobacillus rhamnosus and antibiotics on the milk microbiota of water buffalo with subclinical mastitis – Carlotta Catozzi – PLOS One

Plant, root, and soil microbiome
Superior dispersal ability can lead to persistent ecological dominance throughout succession – Primrose J. Boynton – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Plant growth-promoting rhizobacterium Pseudomonas PS01 induces salt tolerance in Arabidopsis thaliana – Thanh Nguyen Chu – BMC Research Notes

Diversity analysis of the rhizospheric and endophytic bacterial communities of Senecio vulgaris L. (Asteraceae) in an invasive range – Dandan Cheng – PeerJ\

Antifungal potential of bacterial rhizosphere isolates associated with three ethno-medicinal plants (poppy, chamomile, and nettle) – Marija Mojicevic – International Microbiology

Analysis of uranium removal capacity of anaerobic granular sludge bacterial communities under different initial pH conditions – Taotao Zeng – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Water and extremophile microbiomes
An interspecies malate–pyruvate shuttle reconciles redox imbalance in an anaerobic microbial community – Po-Hsiang Wang – The ISME Journal

Bacterial community assembly in a typical estuarine marsh with multiple environmental gradients – Zhiyuan Yao – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Effects of salinity on microbialite-associated production in Great Salt Lake, Utah – Melody R. Lindsay – Ecology

Preprint: Capturing the Diversity of Subsurface Microbiota – Choice of Carbon Source for Microcosm Enrichment and Isolation of Groundwater Bacteria – Xiaoqin Wu – bioRxiv

Genetic Evidence for Two Carbon Fixation Pathways (the Calvin-Benson-Bassham Cycle and the Reverse Tricarboxylic Acid Cycle) in Symbiotic and Free-Living Bacteria – Maxim Rubin-Blum – mSphere

Techniques
Generation of 13C-labeled MUC5AC mucin oligosaccharides for stable isotope probing of host-associated microbial communities – Clayton Evert – ACS Infectious Diseases

Transomics data-driven, ensemble kinetic modeling for system-level understanding and engineering of the cyanobacteria central metabolism – Hiroki Nishiguchi – Metabolic Engineering

Built environment/Microbes in Space
Pangenomic Approach To Understanding Microbial Adaptations within a Model Built Environment, the International Space Station, Relative to Human Hosts and Soil – Ryan A. Blaustein – mSystems
(Covered in the popular press as Good news: space bacteria (probably) aren’t evolving to destroy us)

Science, publishing, and career
Preprint: Tracking the popularity and outcomes of all bioRxiv preprints – Richard J. Abdill – bioRxiv

January 4, 2019

Highlights of today’s Digest include: animal microbiomes from snakes to bald eagles to porcupines, studies of bacteria promoting plant growth, and a nice review of ‘omics in fermented foods. Happy reading!

Human oral microbiome
Microcosm biofilms cultured from different oral niches in periodontitis patients – Fabian Cieplik – Journal of Oral Microbiology

Xylitol and sorbitol effects on the microbiome of saliva and plaque – Reisha Rafeek – Journal of Oral Microbiology

Human vaginal microbiome
Vaginal microbiome variances in sample groups categorized by clinical criteria of bacterial vaginosis – Hui-Mei Chen – BMC Genomics

Human gut microbiome
Five years of fecal microbiota transplantation – an update of the Israeli experience – Sharon A Greenberg – World Journal of Gastroenterology

Review: Association between the intestinal microbiota and allergic sensitization, eczema, and asthma: A systematic review – Petra Zimmermann – Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Interplay between food and gut microbiota in health and disease – Niels Banhos Danneskiold-Samsøe – Food Research International

Gut microbiome changes in overweight male adults following bowel preparation – Hui-Mei Chen – BMC Genomics

Animal Microbiome
Preprint: Bacterial Diversity in Feces of Wild Bald Eagles, Turkey Vultures and Common Ravens from the Pacific Northwest Coast, U.S.A. – Rocio Crespo – bioRxiv

Next-generation sequencing analysis reveals high bacterial diversity in wild venomous and non-venomous snakes from India – Sajesh Puthenpurackal Krishnankutty – Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases

Understanding the roles of surface proteins in regulation of Lactobacillus pentosus HC-2 to immune response and bacterial diversity in midgut of Litopenaeus vannamei – Yang Du – Fish & Shellfish Immunology

Characterization of novel lignocellulose-degrading enzymes from the porcupine microbiome using synthetic metagenomics – Mackenzie Thornbury – PLOS One

Plant, root, and soil microbiome
Review: Planting the Microbiome – Jennifer K. Spinler – Trends in Microbiology

Arabidopsis thaliana responds to colonisation of Piriformospora indica by secretion of symbiosis-specific proteins – Johannes Thürich – PLOS One

Screening of plant growth promotion ability among bacteria isolated from field-grown sorghum under different managements in Brazilian drylands – Jéssica Fernanda da Silva – World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Streptomyces: implications and interactions in plant growth promotion – Oluwaseyi Samuel Olanrewaju – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Mycorrhizal features and leaf traits covary at the community level during primary succession – J. Rasmus P. Jespersen – Fungal Ecology

Microbial communities controlling methane and nutrient cycling in leach field soils – Cristina P.Fernandez-Baca – Water Research

Gradients of three coastal environments off the South China Sea and their impacts on the dynamics of heterotrophic microbial communities – Xianhua Liu – Science of the Total Environment

New insights into the impact of nZVI on soil microbial biodiversity and functionality – Carmen Fajardo – Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A

Syntrophic effect of indigenous and inoculated microorganisms in the leaching of rare earth elements from Western Australian monazite – Melissa K.Corbett – Research in Microbiology

Removal of veterinary antibiotics in constructed wetland microcosms – Response of bacterial communities – Filipa Santos – Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Water and extremophile microbiome
Bacterial diversity in the water column of meromictic Lake Cadagno and evidence for seasonal dynamics – Francesco Danza – PLOS One

Microbial community succession and pollutants removal of a novel carriers enhanced duckweed treatment system for rural wastewater in Dianchi Lake basin – Guoke Chen – Bioresource Technology

Food Microbiology
Omics in traditional vegetable fermented foods and beverages – Jocelin Rizo – Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition

Preprint: Construction of synthetic microbiota for reproducible flavor metabolism in Chinese light aroma type liquor produced by solid-state fermentation – Qun Wu – bioRxiv

Bioinformatics
A latent allocation model for the analysis of microbial composition and disease – Ko Abe – BMC Bioinformatics

Techniques
Metatranscriptomic and thermodynamic insights into medium-chain fatty acid production using an anaerobic microbiome – Matthew J. Scarborough – mSystems

November 13, 2018

Today’s Digest features several soil and environmental microbiome papers, including the effect of fire on soil ecosystems, insights into the freshwater microbiome associated with the world’s largest mining disaster, applications of soils in forensics, and chemical leaching from LCD screens due to synergistic bacteria. Plus, check out some animal work in marine invertebrates (Sea stars and Ascidians) as well as minks, flying squirrels, and bees!

Pregnancy and early life
The profile of human milk metabolome, cytokines and antibodies in inflammatory bowel diseases versus healthy mothers and potential impact on the newborn – Xuanyi Meng -Journal of Crohn’s and Colitis

Human multi-site microbiome
Shared gut, but distinct oral microbiota composition in primary Sjögren’s syndrome and systemic lupus erythematosus – Taco A. van der Meulen – Journal of Autoimmunity

Urine Bacteria-Derived Extracellular Vesicles and Allergic Airway Diseases in Children – Mona Samra – International Archives of Allergy and Immunology

Review: Repertoire of bacterial species cultured from the human oral cavity and respiratory tract – Maxime DM Fonkou – Future Microbiology

Gut-brain axis
Schizophrenia and gut-flora related epigenetic factors – Chuanjun Zhuo – Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry

The structure of resilience in irritable bowel syndrome and its improvement through hypnotherapy: Cross-sectional and prospective longitudinal data – Johannes Peter – PLOS One

Fermented foods, the gut and mental health: a mechanistic overview with implications for depression and anxiety – Hajara Aslam – Nutritional Neuroscience

Chronic alcohol exposure induced gut microbiota dysbiosis and its correlations with neuropsychic behaviors and brain BDNF/Gabra1 changes in mice – Zheng Xu – Biofactors

Microbial treatment: the potential application for Parkinson’s disease – Xin Fang – Neurological Sciences

Multiple Sclerosis-Associated Changes in the Composition and Immune Functions of Spore-Forming Bacteria. – Egle Cekanaviciute – mSystems

Human gut microbiome
The effect of drinking water pH on the human gut microbiota and glucose regulation: results of a randomized controlled cross-over intervention – Tue H. Hansen – Scientific Reports

Composition of gut microbiota and its association with body mass index and lifestyle factors in a cohort of 7–18 years old children from the American Gut Project – Jinbing Bai – Pediatric Obesity

Long-term impact of oral vancomycin, ciprofloxacin and metronidazole on the gut microbiota in healthy humans. – Bastiaan W Haak – Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

Helicobacter pylori Infection: New Facts in Clinical Management. – Peter Malfertheiner – Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology

Animal experiments
The protective effects of fecal microbiota transplantation in an experimental model of necrotizing enterocolitis – Christian Prado – Journal of Pediatric Surgery

Intestinal Snakeskin Limits Microbial Dysbiosis during Aging and Promotes Longevity – Anna M. Salazar – iScience

Animal microbiome
Microbiome shifts with onset and progression of Sea Star Wasting Disease revealed through time course sampling – Melanie M. Lloyd – Scientific Reports

Core and Dynamic Microbial Communities of Two Invasive Ascidians: Can Host–Symbiont Dynamics Plasticity Affect Invasion Capacity?– Hila Dror – Microbial Ecology

Fecal bacterial microbiota of Canadian commercial mink (Neovison vison): Yearly, life stage, and seasonal comparisons – Nicole R. Compo – PLOS One

Variations in Gut Microbiota of Siberian Flying Squirrels Correspond to Seasonal Phenological Changes in Their Hokkaido Subarctic Forest Ecosystem – Po-Yu Liu – Microbial Ecology

Influence of Feeding Type and Nosema ceranae Infection on the Gut Microbiota of Apis cerana Workers – Shao K. Huang – mSystems

Host selectively contributes to shaping intestinal microbiota of carnivorous and omnivorous fish – Kristian Daly – The Journal of General and Applied Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome
Fire modulates ecosystem functioning through the phylogenetic structure of soil bacterial communities – Eduardo Pérez-Valera – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Assessment of soil microbial communities involved in cellulose utilization at two contrasting Alpine forest sites – José A. Siles – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Experimental Testing of Dispersal Limitation in Soil Bacterial Communities with a Propagule Addition Approach – Fen-Guo Zhang – Microbial Ecology

Influence of different biological control agents and compost on total and nitrification driven microbial communities at rhizosphere and soil level in a lettuce – Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lactucae pathosystem – Maria Alexandra Cucu – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Assessment of 16S rRNA gene primers for studying bacterial community structure and function of aging flue-cured tobaccos. – Fan Wang – AMB Express

Changes in bacterial diversity and catabolic gene abundance during the removal of dimethylphenol isomers in laboratory-scale constructed wetlands. – Mónica A. Vásquez Piñeros – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Abiotic factors determine functional outcomes of microbial inoculation of soils from a metal contaminated brownfield – Jay Prakash Singh – Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Applying microbial biogeography in soil forensics – Habteab Habtom – Forensic Science International: Genetics

eDNA metabarcoding supporting community assessment of environmental stressor in a field-based sediment microcosm study – Jianghua Yang – Environmental Science and Technology

Water and extremophile microbiome
Analysis of the diversity of aerobic, thermophilic endospore-forming bacteria in two Algerian hot springs using cultural and non-cultural methods – Mohamed Amine Gomri – Annals of Microbiology

Anaerobic biological treatment of industrial saline wastewater: Fixed bed Reactor performance and analysis of the microbial community structure and abundance – Mariem Jeddi – Environmental Technology

Microbiome triggered transformations of trace organic chemicals in the presence of effluent organic matter in managed aquifer recharge (MAR) systems – Karin Hellauer – Environmental Science and Technology

Insights on the freshwater microbiomes metabolic changes associated with the world’s largest mining disaster – Marcelle C. Cordeiro – Science of the Total Environment

Microbial Functional Responses to Cholesterol Catabolism in Denitrifying Sludge – Sean Ting-Shyang Wei – mSystems

Built environment
Leaching of indium from end-of-life LCD panels via catalysis by synergistic microbial communities – Yaling Xie – Science of the Total Environment

Probiotics/Prebiotics
Probiotic and synbiotic therapy in the critically ill: State of the art – James M. Davison – Nutrition

Butyrate Producers as Potential Next-Generation Probiotics: Safety Assessment of the Administration of Butyricicoccus pullicaecorum to Healthy Volunteers. – Leen Boesmans – mSystems

Divergent short-chain fatty acid production and succession of colonic microbiota arise in fermentation of variously-sized wheat bran fractions – Yunus E. Tuncil – Scientific Reports

Bioinformatics
Machine Learning Reveals Missing Edges and Putative Interaction Mechanisms in Microbial Ecosystem Networks – Demetrius DiMucci – mSystems

Techniques
A tridecaptin-based fluorescent probe for differential staining of Gram-negative bacteria. – Wei Wang – Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry

High-Throughput Miniaturized 16S rRNA Amplicon Library Preparation Reduces Costs while Preserving Microbiome Integrity – Jeremiah J. Minich – mSystems

Book Chapter: Activity-Based Protein Profiling—Enabling Multimodal Functional Studies of Microbial Communities – Christopher Whidbey – Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology

November 7, 2018

There’s lots of new work to catch up on! Some highlights include the skin virome in patients with immune deficiency, a mechanism for host-microbe mutualism in zebrafish, ecological pressures in soil that lead to smaller genomes, and a book chapter about the future of microbial forensics.

General Microbiome
Genotype to phenotype: Diet-by-mitochondrial DNA haplotype interactions drive metabolic flexibility and organismal fitness – Wen C. Aw – PLOS Genetics

Antifungal immune responses: emerging host–pathogen interactions and translational implications – Vinod Kumar – Genome Medicine

Pregnancy and early life
Childhood Adversity Impact on Gut Microbiota and Inflammatory Response to Stress During Pregnancy. – Liisa Hantsoo – Brain, Behavior, and Immunity

Enabling precision medicine in neonatology, an integrated repository for preterm birth research – Marina Sirota – Scientific Data

Associations of birth mode with cord blood cytokines, white blood cells, and newborn intestinal bifidobacteria – Isabel Cristina Ribas Werlang – PLOS One

HPV infection and bacterial microbiota in breast milk and infant oral mucosa – Heidi Tuominen – PLOS One

Human skin microbiome
Expanded skin virome in DOCK8-deficient patients – Osnat Tirosh – Nature Medicine

Microbiological Profile of Sarecycline: A Novel Targeted Spectrum Tetracycline for the Treatment of Acne Vulgaris – George Zhanel – Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy

Human vaginal microbiome
Preprint: Glycan cross-feeding drives mutualism between Fusobacterium and the vaginal microbiota – Kavita Agarwal – bioRxiv

Human multi-site microbiome
The altered human serum metabolome induced by a marathon – Zinandré Stander – Metabolomics

The unsolved problem of otitis media in indigenous populations: a systematic review of upper respiratory and middle ear microbiology in indigenous children with otitis media
Andrea Coleman
Microbiome

Human gut microbiome
An exploration of Prevotella-rich microbiomes in HIV and men who have sex with men – Abigail J. S. Armstrong – Microbiome

Safety and preliminary efficacy of orally administered lyophilized fecal microbiota product compared with frozen product given by enema for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection: A randomized clinical trial – Zhi-Dong Jiang – PLOS One

The long term effect of metabolic profile and microbiota status in early gastric cancer patients after subtotal gastrectomy – Xi-Hsuan Lin – PLOS One

Animal experiments
A bacterial immunomodulatory protein with lipocalin-like domains facilitates host–bacteria mutualism in larval zebrafish – Annah S Rolig – eLife

Gut microbiota and intestinal FXR mediate the clinical benefits of metformin – Lulu Sun – Nature Medicine

Interactions between Roseburia intestinalis and diet modulate atherogenesis in a murine model – Kazuyuki Kasahara – Nature Microbiology

Enteric infection coupled with chronic Notch pathway inhibition alters colonic mucus composition leading to dysbiosis, barrier disruption and colitis – Ishfaq Ahmed – PLOS One

Toxoplasma gondii infection triggers chronic cachexia and sustained commensal dysbiosis in mice – Jessica A. Hatter – PLOS One

Plant, root, and soil microbiome
Ecological selection for small microbial genomes along a temperate-to-thermal soil gradient – Jackson W. Sorensen – Nature Microbiology

Decomposition responses to climate depend on microbial community composition -Sydney I. Glassman – PNAS

The nanotechnology among US: are metal and metal oxides nanoparticles a nano or mega risk for soil microbial communities? – J. Parada – Critical Reviews in Biotechnology

Water and extremophile microbiome
Diversity and Coding Potential of the Microbiota in the Photic and Aphotic Zones of Tropical Man-Made Lake with Intensive Aquaculture Activities: a Case Study on Temengor Lake, Malaysia. – Nyok-Sean Lau – Microbial Ecology

Quantifying the changes in genetic diversity within sequence-discrete bacterial populations across a spatial and temporal riverine gradient – Alexandra Meziti – The ISME Journal

Probiotics
Anti-diabetic effects of Lactobacillus casei fermented-yogurt through re-shaping gut microbiota structure in type 2 diabetic rats – Ling Qu – Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Probiotics-fermented Massa Medicata Fermentata ameliorates weaning stress in piglets related to improving intestinal homeostasis – Yanbo Wang – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Techniques
Impact of DNA extraction method and targeted 16S-rRNA hypervariable region on oral microbiota profiling – Fei Teng – Scientific Reports

Science career/training and publishing
Preprint: The CURE for Culturing Fastidious Microbes – Arundhati Bakshi – bioRxiv

Meeting Report: Current progress and future opportunities in applications of bioinformatics for biodefense and pathogen detection: report from the Winter Mid-Atlantic Microbiome Meet-up, College Park, MD, January 10, 2018. – Jacquelyn S. Meisel -Microbiome

In win for open access, two major funders won’t cover publishing in hybrid journals

Microbial Forensics
Book Chapter: Unique Individualistic Microflora: The Future of DNA Fingerprinting Technique – Pankaj Shrivastava – DNA Fingerprinting: Advancements and Future Endeavors

Alyson’s non-microbiology picks
Science candidates prevail in US midterm elections