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

October 15, 2018

In today’s Digest, you’ll find a method for museum collections to identify helminth communities in small mammals, new results in the urinary and vaginal microbiome, the effects of HIV PrEP and broccoli on the gut microbiome, and fungal communities associated with plant roots. Happy reading!

General microbiome
Review: Probiotics importance and their immunomodulatory properties. – Bahman Yousefi – Journal of Cellular Physiology

Review: An insight into gut microbiota and its functionalities. – Atanu Adak – Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences

Gut-brain axis
Review: A primer on investigating the role of the microbiome in brain and cognitive development. – Caroline Kelsey – Developmental Psychobiology

Human vaginal microbiome
Preprint: Comparative genomics of human Lactobacillus crispatus isolates reveals genes for glycosylation and glycogen degradation: Implications for in vivo dominance of the vaginal microbiota – Charlotte van der Veer – bioRxiv

Human urinary microbiome
Community profiling of the urinary microbiota: considerations for low-biomass samples. – Lisa Karstens – Nature Reviews Urology

Human gut microbiome
Daily HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) with tenofovir disoproxil fumarate-emtricitabine reduced Streptococcus and increased Erysipelotrichaceae in rectal microbiota. – Michael P. Dubé – Scientific Reports

Broccoli consumption affects the human gastrointestinal microbiota – Jennifer L. Kaczmarek – The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry

Intestinal dysbiosis in Inflammatory Bowel Disease associated with primary immunodeficiency. – Harry Sokol – Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Chronic kidney disease after 5/6 nephrectomy disturbs the intestinal microbiota and alters intestinal motility. – Kazuhiro Nishiyama – Journal of Cellular Physiology

Animal microbiome
Museum metabarcoding: a novel method revealing gut helminth communities of small mammals across space and time. – Stephen E. Greiman – International Journal for Parasitology

Showcasing the role of seawater in bacteria recruitment and microbiome stability in sponges. – Marta Turon – Scientific Reports

Animal experiments
Microcapsule of sweet orange essential oil changes gut microbiota in diet-induced obese rats. – Dahu Li – Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications

Changes in ruminal and reticular pH and bacterial communities in Holstein cattle fed a high-grain diet. – Yo-Han Kim – BMC Veterinary Research

Plant, root, and soil microbiome
Dibutyl phthalate contamination remolded the fungal community in agro-environmental system – Xiao Kong – Chemosphere

Plant‐mediated effects of soil phosphorus on the root‐associated fungal microbiota in Arabidopsis thaliana – Izabela Fabiańska – New Phytologist

Water and extremophile microbiome
Prokaryotic Diversity and Distribution in Different Habitats of an Alpine Rock Glacier-Pond System. – I. Mania – Microbial Ecology

Preprint: Response of extremophile microbiome to a rare rainfall reveals a two-step adaptation mechanism – Gherman Uritskiy – bioRxiv

Bioinformatics
Preprint: Nomenclature Errors in Public 16S rRNA Gene Reference Databases – Kyle James Lesack – bioRxiv

October 1, 2018

To kick off October, we have a Microbiome Digest filled with ecological approaches to microbial communities and techniques for analysis. Plus: what the Nobels are doing to encourage diversity, and what ecstasy does to octopuses. Happy reading!

General Microbiome
Neutral and selective dynamics in a synthetic microbial community. – Nate J. Cira – PNAS

Microbiomes as Metacommunities: Understanding Host-Associated Microbes through Metacommunity Ecology. – Elizabeth Theresa Miller – Trends in Ecology and Evolution

Clinician Guide to Microbiome Testing – Christopher Staley – Digestive Diseases and Sciences

Human Urinary Microbiome
NMR-based metabonomic approach reveals changes in the urinary and fecal metabolome caused by resveratrol. – Gabriela Torres Santiago – Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis

Urinary microbes and postoperative urinary tract infection risk in urogynecologic surgical patients – Krystal J. Thomas-White – International Urogynecology Journal

Human Gut Microbiome
Metagenomic insights into resistant starch degradation by human gut microbiota. – Marius Vital – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Pathogenic functions of host microbiota. – Silke Rath – Microbiome

Prebiotics and Probiotics in Digestive Health – Eamonn M.M. Quigley – Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Animal Experiments
Isolation and characterization of the Bacillus cereus BC7 strain, which is capable of zearalenone removal and intestinal flora modulation in mice. – Yue Wang – Toxicon

Sulfated Polysaccharide from Sea Cucumber and its Depolymerized Derivative Prevent Obesity in Association with Modification of Gut Microbiota in High‐Fat Diet‐Fed Mice – Zhenjun Zhu – Molecular Nutrition and Food Research

Animal Microbiome
Cultivable microbiome and its resistance to antimicrobials isolated from Zaprionus indianus – Graziele Aparecida Fernandes da Cruz – Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

Plant, root, and soil microbiome
Impact of weather conditions, leaf age and irrigation water disinfection on the major epiphytic bacterial genera of baby spinach grown in an open field – Pilar Truchado – Food Microbiology

Influence of light on plant – phyllosphere interaction – Sofia D. Carvalho – Frontiers in Plant Science

Techniques
PCR-based quantification of taxa-specific abundances in microbial communities: Quantifying and avoiding common pitfalls. – Fabian Bonk – Journal of Microbiological Methods

Genomes from uncultivated prokaryotes: a comparison of metagenome-assembled and single-amplified genomes. – Johannes Alneberg – Microbiome

Progress of analytical tools and techniques for human gut microbiome research – Eun-Ji Song – Journal of Microbiology

Preprint: Dynamic interaction network inference from longitudinal microbiome data – Jose Lugo-Martinez – bioRxiv

Science, Publishing, and Career
What the Nobels are — and aren’t — doing to encourage diversity – Elizabeth Gibney -Nature

Alyson’s Non-Microbiology Pick
What Ecstasy Does to Octopuses – Ed Yong – The Atlantic