April 12, 2018

Of note today: non-exclusive breastfeeding increases the risk of HIV transmission via the alteration of gut microbiome/T-cell activation; Fasting altered the gut microbiome in beneficial ways but only in mice previously fed a high fat diet; An investigation into new species of the honey and bumblebee gut commensal genus Gilliamella; Catfish development shapes gut microbial community structure independent of diet; A metagenomic analysis of the skin microbiome of the frog, Craugastor fitzingeri; The microbiome is altered during the bioremediation of herbicide contaminated soil; The impact of urban density on the soil microbiome; A randomized placebo controlled clinical trial of a microbiota based drug for the prevention of Clostridium difficile Infection; and the virome of the Cuatro Ciénegas Basin of Mexico

 
Pregnancy and early life

*Feeding-related gut microbial composition associates with peripheral T cell activation and mucosal gene expression in African infants – Lianna F Wood – Clinical Infectious Diseases

Comparative Analysis of Gut Microbial Communities in Children under 5 Years Old with Diarrhea – Hongyu Wen – Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Review: Microbiome in Embryonic Implantation and Implantation Failure – Jason M. Franasiak – Recurrent Transplant Failure

Human oral microbiome

The cultivable bacterial flora of the esophagus in subjects with esophagitis – Elisabeth Norder Grusell – Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology

Human urogenital microbiome

The upper and lower tract urinary microbiomes of stone formers are similar: a pilot study – Heiko Yang – The Journal of Urology

Human gut microbiome

Shifts in the gut microbiota structure caused by Helicobacter pylori eradication therapy – Evgenii I – bioRxiv

The microbial metabolite TMAO in association with inflammation and microbial dysregulation in three HIV cohorts at various disease stages – Catharina Missailidis – AIDS

Review: Microbiome-Mediated Upregulation of MicroRNA-146a in Sporadic Alzheimer’s Disease – Yuhai Zhao – Frontiers in Neurology

Review: Interplay Between the Gut-Brain Axis, Obesity and Cognitive Function – Ana Agustí – Frontiers in Neuroscience

Review: The Brain–Intestinal Mucosa–Appendix– Microbiome–Brain Loop – Luis Vitetta – Diseases

Review: New Therapeutic Drugs from Bioactive Natural Molecules: the Role of Gut Microbiota Metabolism in Neurodegenerative Diseases – Francesco Di Meo – Current Drug Metabolism

Review: Microbial Effects on Immunity in HIV: Virus, Gender or Sexual Preference Induced? – Nichole R. Klatt – EBioMedicine

Review: Microbiome and Gut Dysbiosis – José E. Belizário – Metabolic Interaction in Infection

Review: Clostridium Bacteria and Autism Spectrum Conditions: A Systematic Review and Hypothetical Contribution of Environmental Glyphosate Levels – Isadora Argou-Cardozo  – Medical Science

Review: Current State of Knowledge on Implications of Gut Microbiome for Surgical Conditions – Edmund B. Chen – Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery

Review: Maintenance of intestinal homeostasis by mucosal barriers – Ryu Okumura – Inflammation and Regeneration

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Animal experiments

*Food withdrawal alters the gut microbiota and metabolome in mice – Xiaojiao Zheng – The FASEB Journal

Animal microbiome

*Addressing the diversity of the honeybee gut symbiont Gilliamella: description of Gilliamella apis sp. nov., isolated from the gut of honeybees (Apis mellifera) – Jane Ludvigsen – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

*Host Age Affects the Development of Southern Catfish Gut Bacterial Community Divergent From That in the Food and Rearing Water – Zhimin Zhang – Frontiers in Microbiology

*The Skin Microbiome of the Neotropical Frog Craugastor fitzingeri: Inferring Potential Bacterial-Host-Pathogen Interactions From Metagenomic Data – Eria A. Rebollar – Frontiers in Microbiology

Gut Microbiota-Regulated Pharmacokinetics of Berberine and Active Metabolites in Beagle Dogs After Oral Administration – Ru Feng – Frontiers in Pharmacology

Strongyle Infection and Gut Microbiota: Profiling of Resistant and Susceptible Horses Over a Grazing Season – Allison Clark – Frontiers in Physiology

Review: Opinion: Pesticides Could Alter Amphibian Skin Microbiomes and the Effects of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis – Krista A. Mccoy – Frontiers in Microbiology

Preprint: Earthworms and Cadmium – heavy metal resistant gut bacteria as indicators for heavy metal pollution in soils? – Maja Šrut – bioRxiv

Effect of Dietary Non-phytate Phosphorus Levels on the Diversity and Structure of Cecal Microbiota in Meat Duck from 1 to 21 d of age – S J Dai – Poultry Science

Rumen bacterial community structure impacts feed efficiency in beef cattle – Henry A Paz – Journal of Animal Science

Responses in the rumen microbiome of Bos taurus and indicus steers fed a low-quality rice straw diet and supplemented protein  – E A Latham – Journal of Animal Science

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

*Dynamic changes in microbial communities during the bioremediation of herbicide (chlorimuron-ethyl and atrazine) contaminated soils by combined degrading bacteria – Jian Wang – PLOSone

Comparison of Microbial Community Structure in Kiwifruit Pollens – Min-Jung Kim – The Plant Pathology Journal

*Soil Bacterial Diversity Is Associated with Human Population Density in Urban Greenspaces – Haitao Wang – Environmental Science and Technology

Soil pH and plant diversity shape soil bacterial community structure in the active layer across the latitudinal gradients in continuous permafrost region of Northeastern China – Baihui Ren – Scientific Reports

Preprint: Social Motility: Interaction between two sessile soil bacteria leads to emergence of surface motility – Lucy M McCully – bioRxiv

Water and extremophile microbiome

Sulphate-reducing bacteria (SRB) in the Yangtze Estuary sediments: Abundance, distribution and implications for the bioavailibility of metals – Zuo-shun Niu – Science of The Total Environment

Bacterial community succession and degradation patterns of hydrocarbons in seawater at low temperature – Leendert Vergeynst – Journal of Hazardous Materials

Oligotrophic wetland sediments susceptible to shifts in microbiomes and mercury cycling with dissolved organic matter addition – Emily B. Graham – PeerJ

Organic carbon source and salinity shape sediment bacterial composition in two China marginal seas and their major tributaries – Kai Wang – Science of The Total Environment

Nitrate amendment reduces biofilm biomass and shifts microbial communities in remote, oligotrophic ponds – Carmella Vizza – Freshwater Science

Microbial Ecology

Bacterial interspecies quorum sensing in the mammalian gut microbiota – Karina Bivar Xavier – Comptes Rendus Biologies

Linking Microbial Community Structure and Function During the Acidified Anaerobic Digestion of Grass – Aoife Joyce – Frontiers in Microbiology

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Probiotics / prebiotics

*Results from a Randomized Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial of a RBX2660—a Microbiota-based Drug for the Prevention of Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection – Erik R Dubberke – Clinical Infectious Dieases

Outer Membrane Vesicles From Probiotic and Commensal Escherichia coli Activate NOD1-Mediated Immune Responses in Intestinal Epithelial Cells – María-Alexandra Cañas – Frontiers in Microbiology

Fecal Transplants

Recruitment of feces donors among blood donors: Results from an observational cohort study – Simon Mark Dahl Jørgensen – Gut Microbes

Fecal microbiota transplantation associated with 10 years of stability in a patient with SPMS – Seraj Makkawi – Neurology, Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation

Phages and viruses

Metagenomic analysis of ssDNA viruses in surface seawater of Yangshan Deep-Water Harbor, Shanghai, China – Hongming Wang – Marine Genomics

*The viral structure of the Cuatro Ciénegas Basin, a unique oasis in Northern Mexico, reveals a highly diverse population at a small geographic scale – B. Taboada – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Waste and Pollution

Metataxonomy and functionality of wood-tar degrading microbial consortia – Lorenzo Brusetti – Journal of Hazardous Materials

Variations in the denitrifying microbial community and functional genes during mesophilic and thermophilic anaerobic digestion of cattle manure – Kaiyu Zhang – Science of The Total Environment

Techniques

Electrochemical detection of viable bacteria in urine and antibiotic selection – Noriyuki Nakamura – Biosensors and Bioelectronics

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Microbes in the news

Nova-like explosion of spinning live bacteria explained – A’ndrea Elyse Messer – Phys.org

New ‘NanoZymes’ use light to kill bacteria – Science Daily

The Germs That Love Diet Soda – Moises Velasquez-Manoff

Bacteria can pass on memory to descendants, researchers discover – Melody Pupols – Phys.org

Charting an underexplored landscape: The genitourinary microbiome – Medical Press

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April 5, 2018

Of note today: An evaluation of multi-site human microbiome temporal stability over six months; The impacts of 1,000 non-antibiotic drugs on the in vitro gut microbiome; Caspase-1 might modulate the relationship between stress, the gut microbiome, inflammation and depressive-like behaviour in mice; And the impact of warming on the Antarctic soil microbiome

Events and jobs

Community Sequencing Scientists, Indigo, Boston MA

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General microbiome

Review: No effects without causes: the Iron Dysregulation and Dormant Microbes hypothesis for chronic, inflammatory diseases – Douglas B. Kell – Biological Review

Review: Environmental microbiology to the rescue of planet Earth – Víctor de Lorenzo – Environmental Microbiology

Multi-site human microbiome

*Quantification of Human Microbiome Stability over Six Months: Implications for Epidemiologic Studies – Rashmi Sinha – American Journal of Epidemiology

Review: Of genes and microbes: solving the intricacies in host genomes – Jun Wang – Protein & Cell

Human gut microbiome

Review: Serotonin as a Link Between the Gut-Brain-Microbiome Axis in Autism Spectrum Disorders – Narek Israelyan – Pharmacological Research

The Intestinal Microbiome Influences the Response of Cancers to PD-1–Based Immunotherapy: Might Fecal Transplantation Become Part of Cancer Therapy? – Paolo Biancheri – Gastroenterology

*Extensive impact of non-antibiotic drugs on human gut bacteria – Lisa Maier – Nature

Investigating Colonization of the Healthy Adult Gastrointestinal Tract by Fungi – Thomas A. Auchtung – mSphere

Vitamin D administration leads to a shift of the intestinal bacterial composition in Crohn’s Disease patients, but not in healthy controls – Holger Schäffler – Journal of Digestive Diseases

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Animal experiments

*The inflammasome and the microbiota-gut-brain axis – Ma-Li Wong – Neurology, Psychiatry and Brain Research

Exposure to Formaldehyde Perturbs the Mouse Gut Microbiome – Junhui Guo – Genes

Effect of prenatal administration of low dose antibiotics on gut microbiota and body fat composition of newborn mice – Ayumi Yoshimoto – Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition

The Vibrio cholerae type VI secretion system can modulate host intestinal mechanics to displace gut bacterial symbionts – Savannah L. Logan – PNAS

Microbes vs. chemistry in the origin of the anaerobic gut lumen – Elliot S. Friedman – PNAS

Animal microbiome

Gastrointestinal microbial community changes in Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) exposed to crude oil – Andrea Bagi – BMC Microbiology

Review: Host-microbe interactions in octocoral holobionts – recent advances and perspectives – Jeroen A. J. M. van de Water – BMC Microbiome

Effect of live yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae (Actisaf Sc 47) supplementation on the performance and hindgut microbiota composition of weanling pigs – T. G. Kiros – Scientific Reports

Metatranscriptomics profile of the gill microbial community during Bathymodiolus azoricus aquarium acclimatization at atmospheric pressure – Inês Barros – AIMS Microbiology

Metagenomic analysis of bat guano samples revealed the presence of viruses potentially carried by insects, among others by Apis mellifera in Hungary – Zana Brigitta –  Acta Veterinaria Hungarica

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Microbial community responses to modern environmental and past climatic conditions in Omongwa pan, western Kalahari: A paired 16S rRNA gene profiling and lipid biomarker approach – S. Genderjahn – Biogeosciences

Microbial communities inhabiting the fairy ring of Floccularia luteovirens and isolation of potential mycorrhiza helper bacteria – Rui Xing – Journal of Basic Microbiology

*Passive warming effect on soil microbial community and humic substance degradation in maritime Antarctic region – Dockyu Kim – Journal of Basic Microbiology

Effect of temperature on bacterial community in petroleum hydrocarbon-contaminated and uncontaminated Antarctic soil – C. W. Chong – Polar Biology

Variations of bacterial community diversity within the rhizosphere of three phylogenetically related perennial shrub plant species across environmental gradients – Xiaofan Na – Frontiers in Microbiology

Agromyces mangrovi sp. nov., a novel actinobacterium isolated from the rhizosphere of a mangrove – Moriyuki Hamada – Archives of Microbiology

Isolation, characterization and comparative analysis of plant-associated bacteria for suppression of soil-borne diseases of field-grown groundnut in Vietnam – C.N. Le – Biological Control

Microbial Decomposer Dynamics: Diversity and Functionality Investigated through a Transplantation Experiment in Boreal Forests – Alessia Bani – Microbial Ecology

Investigation of the core microbiome in main soil types from the East European plain – Elizaveta V. Pershina – Science of The Total Environment

Water and extremophile microbiome

Rare unclassified 16S rRNA operational taxonomic units from the uncharted Engaño Bay (Argentinean Patagonia) – Andrea Y. Calvo – Canadian Journal of Microbiology

Review: Extremophilic yeasts: the toughest yeasts around? – Pietro Buzzini – Yeast

Neptunicoccus sediminis gen. nov., sp. nov., a member of the family Rhodobacteraceae isolated from the Yellow Sea – Yan-Jiao Zhang – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Responses of stream microbes to multiple anthropogenic stressors in a mesocosm study – Julia K. Nuy – Science of The Total Environment

*Evidence for selective bacterial community structuring on microplastics – Martin Ogonowski – Environmental Microbiology

Microbial Ecology

In vitro co-cultures of human gut bacterial species as predicted from co-occurrence network analysis – Promi Das – PLOSone

Review: What will it take to understand the ecology of symbiotic microorganisms? – Angela E Douglas – Environmental Microbiology

Built environment

Fungi-induced paint deterioration and air contamination in the Assiut University hospital, Egypt – Ismail R. Abdel-Rahim – Indoor and Buility Environment

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Probiotics / prebiotics

Lactobacilli and lactoferrin: Biotherapeutic effects for vaginal health – Lucia Bertuccini – Journal of Functional Foods

The viability of probiotics in water, breast milk, and infant formula – Claire Watkins – European Journal of Pediatrics

Bioinformatics

Constructing Lightweight And Flexible Pipelines Using Plugin-Based Microbiome Analysis (PluMA) – Trevor Cickovski – Bioinformatics

Numerical analyses of intestinal microbiota by data mining – Toshio Kobayashi – Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition

Waste and Pollution

Low-dissolved-oxygen nitrification in tropical sewage: an investigation on potential, performance and functional microbial community – S. W. How – Water Science and Technology

Techniques

Visualization of Microbiota in Tick Guts by Whole-Mount In Situ Hybridization – Caitlin E. Moss – Jove

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Microbes in the news

Phage-host interactions are more complicated than most laboratory studies suggest – Phys.org

 

March 29, 2018

Of special note today: gut microbiota species expressing orthologs of human Ro60 might be involved in triggering and sustaining chronic autoimmunity in lupus; The portal vein blood microbiome in patients with liver cirrhosis; A randomized clinical study suggests dietary promotion of short chain fatty acid producing gut microbes as an effective treatment for type 2 diabetes; and the sexual dimorphism of root, flower and leaf microbiomes in the wild strawberry plant

Events and jobs

Clinical Laboratory Technologist IV (SL-1), Microbiology Laboratory – Stony Brook University – NY

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General microbiome

Review: Discovering antibiotics from the global microbiome – Yick Chong Lam – Nature Microbiology

Pregnancy and early life

Review: Milk Glycans and Their Interaction with the Infant-Gut Microbiota – Nina Kirmiz – Annual Review of Food Science and Technology

Multi-site human microbiome

*Commensal orthologs of the human autoantigen Ro60 as triggers of autoimmunity in lupus – Teri M. Greiling – Science Translational Medicine

Human nearly-sterile sites

*Circulating microbiome in blood of different circulatory compartments – Robert Schierwagen – BMJ Blood

Human gut microbiome

*Gut bacteria selectively promoted by dietary fibers alleviate type 2 diabetes – Liping Zhao – Science

Review: Impact of dietary compounds on cancer-related gut microbiota and microRNA – Muhammad Shahid Riaz Rajoka – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Review: Influence of Altered Gut Microbiota Composition on Aging and Aging-Related Diseases – Jeonghyun Choi – Journal of Lifestyle Medicine

Review: Gut microbiome modulates efficacy of immune checkpoint inhibitors
Ming Yi – Journal of Hematology & Oncology

Protocol: Wisconsin microbiome study, a cross-sectional investigation of dietary fibre, microbiome composition and antibiotic-resistant organisms: rationale and methods  – Shoshannah Eggers – BMJ Journal

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Animal experiments

MicroRNA-146a Deficiency Protects against Listeria monocytogenes Infection by Modulating the Gut Microbiota – Chong-Tao Du – International Journal of Molecular Sciences

Loss of microRNA-21 Influences the Gut Microbiota Causing Reduced Susceptibility in a Murine Model of Colitis – Daniel G W Johnston – Journal of Crohn’s and Colitis

Towards an Integrative Understanding of tRNA Aminoacylation–Diet–Host–Gut Microbiome Interactions in Neurodegeneration – Elena L. Paley – Nutrients

Resilience of small intestinal beneficial bacteria to the toxicity of soybean oil fatty acids – Sara C Di Rienzi – eLife

Animal microbiome

Assessment of microbiome changes after rumen transfaunation: implications on improving feed efficiency in beef cattle – Mi Zhou – BMC Microbiology

Seasonal and algal diet-driven patterns of the digestive microbiota of the European abalone Haliotis tuberculata, a generalist marine herbivore – Angélique Gobet – BMC Microbiology

Diverse laboratory colonies of Aedes aegypti harbor the same adult midgut bacterial microbiome – Laura B. Dickson – BMC Parasites & Vectors

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

*The effects of host species and sexual dimorphism differ among root, leaf and flower microbiomes of wild strawberries in situ – Na Wei – Scientific Reports

The potential of plant microbiota in reducing postharvest food loss – Franziska Buchholz – Microbial Biotechnology

Root microbiota shift in rice correlates with resident time in the field and developmental – Jingying Zhang – Science China Life Sciences

Microbial Ecology

Allometry and Ecology of the Bilaterian Gut Microbiome – Scott Sherrill-Mix – mBio

Preprint: Changes in the genetic requirements for microbial interactions with increasing community complexity – Manon Morin – bioRxiv

Built environment

Drinking water microbiome assembly induced by water stagnation – Fangqiong Ling – The ISME Journal

Food microbiology

Constraint-based modeling in microbial food biotechnology – Martin H. Rau – Biochemical Society Transactions

Characterization of microbial community structure and metabolic potential using Illumina MiSeq platform during the black garlic processing – Zhichang Qiu – Food Research International

Guidance on the characterisation of microorganisms used as feed additives or as production organisms – EFSA Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP) – EFSA Journal

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Probiotics / prebiotics

Probiotic treatment reduces the autistic-like excitation/inhibition imbalance in juvenile hamsters induced by orally administered propionic acid and clindamycin – Afaf El-Ansary – Metabolic Brain Disease

Review: A review of probiotic supplementation in healthy adults: helpful or hype? – Saman Khalesi – European Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Fecal Transplants

Effect of Vegan Fecal Microbiota Transplantation on Carnitine‐ and Choline‐Derived Trimethylamine‐N‐Oxide Production and Vascular Inflammation in Patients With Metabolic Syndrome – Loek P. Smits – Journal of the American Heart Association

Bioinformatics

Review: Exploring Linkages between Taxonomic and Functional Profiles of the Human Microbiome – Morgan G. I. Langille – mSystems

Techniques

Hybridization capture reveals microbial diversity missed using current profiling methods – Cyrielle Gasc – BMC Microbiology

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Microbes in the news

Just passing through: fungi not part of the gut – Fungus species don’t play a role in healthy human microbiomes – Andrew Masterson – Cosmos

Plants, fungi and bacteria work together to clean polluted land – Genetic analysis shows microbial interactions help fast-growing trees break down petrochemical pollutants in soil – Science Daily

Bacteria and Art

Art and biology students participate in creative collaboration – Sierra Guardiola – The Ithacan

 

March 22, 2018

Of special note today: A randomized double blind controlled clinical trial on the impacts of probiotics on Alzheimer’s demonstrated an improvement in cognitive function, triglycerides, insulin sensitivity and C reactive protein; and a meta-analysis of the lung microbiome in tuberculosis identified specific species that are characteristic of the disease.

Events and jobs

Research Associate – Kintai Therapeutics – Cambridge, MA

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Human respiratory microbiome

*Meta-analysis of the lung microbiota in pulmonary tuberculosis – Bo-young Hong – Tuberculosis

Human skin microbiome

Longitudinal study of the psoriasis-associated skin microbiome during therapy with ustekinumab in a randomized Phase 3b clinical trial – Michael Loesche – Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Human oral microbiome

The subgingival microbiome in patients with established rheumatoid arthritis – Ted R Mikuls – Rheumatology

Self-reported bovine milk intake is associated with oral microbiota composition – Ingegerd Johansson – PLOSone

Human uro-genital microbiome

A Distinctive Urinary Metabolomic Fingerprint Is Linked With Endoscopic Postoperative Disease Recurrence in Crohn’s Disease Patients – Ammar Hassanzadeh Keshteli – Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Human gut microbiome

Review: Interrelation of Diet, Gut Microbiome, and Autoantibody Production – Ioanna Petta – Frontiers in Immunology

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Animal experiments

Microbiome-metabolome signatures in mice genetically prone to develop dementia, fed a normal or fatty diet – Elena Sanguinetti – Scientific Reports

Influence of dietary protein and fructooligosaccharides on fecal fermentative end-products, fecal bacterial populations and apparent total tract digestibility in dogs – Carlo Pinna – BMC Veterinary Research

Animal microbiome

Review: The tripartite interactions between the mosquito, its microbiota and Plasmodium – Ottavia Romoli – BMC Parasites & Vectors

Nutrient-Dependent Impact of Microbes on Drosophila suzukii Development – XiaoLi Bing – mBio

Lower dietary concentrate level increases bacterial diversity in the rumen of Cervus elaphus yarkandensis – Wenxi Qian- Canadian Journal of Microbiology

Evaluation of milk sample fractions for characterization of milk microbiota from healthy and clinical mastitis cows – Svetlana Ferreira Lima – PLOSone

Characterization of shifts of koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) intestinal microbial communities associated with antibiotic treatment – Katherine E. Dahlhausen – PeerJ

Effects of high ambient temperature on the community structure and composition of ileal microbiome of broilers – X J Wang – Poultry Science

Oscillating bacterial expression states generate herd immunity to viral infection – Christopher J. R. Turkington – bioRxiv

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

High-Throughput Sequencing Analysis of the Actinobacterial Spatial Diversity in Moonmilk Deposits – Marta Maciejewska – Antibiotics

Dynamic root exudate chemistry and microbial substrate preferences drive patterns in rhizosphere microbial community assembly – Kateryna Zhalnina – Nature Microbiology

Microbiome engineering to improve biocontrol and plant growth-promoting mechanisms – Ma del Carmen Orozco-Mosqueda – Microbiological Research

Specificity in Arabidopsis thaliana recruitment of root fungal communities from soil and rhizosphere – Hector Urbina – Fungal Biology

Microbial cycling of isoprene, the most abundantly produced biological volatile organic compound on Earth – Terry J. McGenity – The ISME Journal

Depth matters: effects of precipitation regime on soil microbial activity upon rewetting of a plant-soil system – Ilonka C. Engelhardt – The ISME Journal

Water and extremophile microbiome

Use of in-field bioreactors demonstrate groundwater filtration influences planktonic bacterial community assembly, but not biofilm composition – Geoff A. Christensen – PLOSone

Coordinated gene expression between Trichodesmium and its microbiome over day–night cycles in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre – Kyle R Frischkorn – The ISME Journal

Microbial parasites make cyanobacteria blooms less of a trophic dead end than commonly assumed – Matilda Haraldsson – The ISME Journal

Air Microbiome

Deposition rates of viruses and bacteria above the atmospheric boundary layer
– Isabel Reche – The ISME Journal

Microbial Ecology

Review: Understanding Microbiome Stability in a Changing World – Ashley Shade – mSystems

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Probiotics / prebiotics

*Effect of Probiotic Supplementation on Cognitive Function and Metabolic Status in Alzheimer’s Disease: A Randomized, Double-Blind and Controlled Trial – Elmira Akbari – Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience

Bioinformatics

GraftM: a tool for scalable, phylogenetically informed classification of genes within metagenomes – Joel A Boyd – Nucleic Acids Research

VITCOMIC2: visualization tool for the phylogenetic composition of microbial communities based on 16S rRNA gene amplicons and metagenomic shotgun sequencing – Hiroshi Mori – BMC Systems Biology

Machine learning for tackling microbiota data and infection complications in immunocompromised patients with cancer – J. Luis Espinoza – Journal of Internal Medicine

A highly adaptive microbiome-based association test for survival traits – Hyunwook Koh – BMC Genomics

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Microbes in the news

Making intricate images with bacterial communities – Psy.Org

Many Non-Antibiotic Drugs Affect Gut Bacteria. A new study finds that more than 200 human-targeted, non-antibiotic drugs inhibit the growth of bacterial species that make up part of the human microbiome – Catherine Offord

‘New life form’ answers question about evolution of cells – Science Daily

Bacteria and Art

This watercolour painting was created by artistic bacteria – Sarah Roberts had a germ of an idea: let bacteria take creative control – Anna Marks – Wired

Crocheted and Embroidered Bacteria Grow in Elin Thomas’s Fiber Art Petri Dishes – Laura Staugaitis – Colossal

 

March 15, 2018

A few interesting articles in early life human microbiome, plus:
A comparison between Staphylococcus epidermidis commensal and pathogenic lineages from the skin of healthy individuals living in North American and India; A new tool to reconstruct microbial genome-scale metabolic models (GSMMs) from their genome sequence; The seasonal changes in Amazon rainforest soil microbiome are associated with changes in the canopy; A specific class of chemicals secreted by birds modulates their feather microbiome; chronic stress alters gut microbiota and triggers a specific immune response in a mouse model of colitis; and evidence that the short chain fatty acids profile in the gut reflects the impact of dietary fibre on the microbiome using the PolyFermS continuous intestinal fermentation model.

Pregnancy and early life

*Maternal influence on the fetal microbiome in a population-based study of the first-pass meconium – Terhi Tapiainen – Pediatric Research

*Bifidobacterium longum subsp infantis CECT7210 supplemented formula reduces diarrhoea in healthy infants: a randomized controlled trial – Joaquin Escribano – Pediatric Research

*Gut microbiota in adolescents and the association with fatty liver: The EPOCH study – Maggie A Stanislawski – Pediatric Research

Review: Does Dysbiosis in Intestinal Microbiome Plays a Role in Children with Relapsing Idiopathic Nephrotic Syndrome? – Crespo-Salgado J. – American Journal of Nephrology

Gut Microbiota Dysbiosis in Children with Relapsing Idiopathic Nephrotic Syndrome – Tsuji S – American Journal of Nephrology

Human skin microbiome

*Phylogenomic Based Comparative Studies on Indian and American Commensal Staphylococcus epidermidis Isolates – Shikha Sharma – Frontiers in Microbiology

Human oral microbiome

Unusual oral mucosal microbiota after hematopoietic cell transplantation with glycopeptide antibiotics: potential association with pathophysiology of oral mucositis – Misato Muro – Folia Microbiologica

Supragingival and subginival microbiota from patients with poor oral hygiene submitted to radiotherapy for head and neck cancer treatment – Elerson Gaetti-Jardim Jr – Archives of Oral Biology

Human nearly-sterile sites

PrePrint: Transcriptome analysis in whole blood reveals increased microbial 1 diversity in schizophrenia – Loes M Olde Loohuis – bioRxiv

Human gut microbiome

Investigations on the interplays between Schistosoma mansoni, praziquantel and the gut microbiome – Pierre H. H. Schneeberger – Parasites and Vectors

FUT2 genotype and secretory status are not associated with fecal microbial composition and inferred function in healthy subjects – Williams Turpin – Gut Microbes

Bacterial growth, flow, and mixing shape human gut microbiota density and composition – Markus Arnoldini – Gut Microbes

Complementary effects of cereal and pulse polyphenols and dietary fiber on chronic inflammation and gut health – Joseph M. Awika – Food & Function

Roseburia intestinalis alleviates experimental colitis pathology by inducing anti-inflammatory responses – Zhaohua Shen – Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Targeting gut microbiota in hepatocellular carcinoma: probiotics as a novel therapy – Murphy L. Y. Wan – Hepatobiliary Surgery and Nutrition

Fecal Microbiota Signatures Are Associated with Response to Ustekinumab Therapy among Crohn’s Disease Patients – Matthew K. Doherty – mBio

Disruption of the Gut Microbiota With Antibiotics Exacerbates Acute Vascular Rejection
Kevin Rey – Transplantation

Review: Multiple hit infection and autoimmunity: the dysbiotic microbiota–ACPA connection in rheumatoid arthritis – Lazaros I Sakkas – Current Opinion in Rheumatology

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In vitro experiments

*Understanding the prebiotic potential of different dietary fibers using an in vitro continuous adult fermentation model (PolyFermS) – Sophie A. Poeker – Scientific Reports

Animal experiments

Diet, Genetics, and the Gut Microbiome Drive Dynamic Changes in Plasma Metabolites – Shiho Fujisaka – Cell Reports

Fructose liquid and solid formulations differently affect gut integrity, microbiota composition and related liver toxicity: a comparative in vivo study – Raffaella Mastrocola – Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry

NLRX1 Modulates Immunometabolic Mechanisms Controlling the Host–Gut Microbiota Interactions during Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Andrew Leber – Frontiers in Immunology

Tapering Courses of Oral Vancomycin Induce Persistent Disruption of the Microbiota that Provide Colonization Resistance to Clostridium difficile and Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci in Mice – Myreen E. Tomas – Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy

The Lung Microbiota of Healthy Mice are Highly Variable, Cluster by Environment, and Reflect Variation in Baseline Lung Innate Immunity – Robert P. Dickson – American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

Interactions between stress and sex in microbial responses within the microbiota-gut-brain axis to stress in a mouse model – Matthew C.B. Tsilimigras – Psychosomatic Medicine

*Chronic stress promotes colitis by disturbing the gut microbiota and triggering immune system response – Xinghua Gao – PNAS

Modulation of inflammatory arthritis by gut microbiota through mucosal inflammation and autoantibody generation – Widian K. Jubair – Arthritis & Rheumatology

Genetic Markers Are Associated with the Ruminal Microbiome and Metabolome in Grain and Sugar Challenged Dairy Heifers – Helen M. Golder

Animal microbiome

Gut microbes limit growth in house sparrow nestlings (Passer domesticus) but not through limitations in digestive capacity – Kevin D. Kohl – Integrative Zoology

*Chemical regulation of body feather microbiota in a wild bird – Staffan Jacob – Molecular Ecology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Bacterial community changes in response to oil contamination and perennial crop cultivation – Lijuan Yan – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Integrated network analysis reveals the importance of microbial interactions for maize growth – Jiemeng Tao – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

*Spatio-temporal dynamics of soil bacterial communities as a function of Amazon forest phenology – Erika Buscardo – Scientific Reports

Microbiome dynamics during ensiling of corn with and without Lactobacillus plantarum inoculant – Jitendra Keshridf – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Barcoded Pyrosequencing Reveals a Shift in the Bacterial Community in the Rhizosphere and Rhizoplane of Rehmannia glutinosa under Consecutive Monoculture – Linkun Wu – International Journal of Molecular Sciences

Chrysomya megacephala larvae feeding favourably influences manure microbiome, heavy metal stability and greenhouse gas emissions – Xiaoyun Wang – Microbial Biotechnology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Mosaic patterns of B-vitamin synthesis and utilization in a natural marine microbial community – Laura Gómez-Consarnau – bioRxiv

Microbial Ecology

Mycotoxin: Its Impact on Gut Health and Microbiota – Winnie-Pui-Pui Liew – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

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Probiotics / prebiotics

Effect of an Enterococcus faecium probiotic on specific IgA following live Salmonella Enteritidis vaccination of layer chickens – Breno C. B. Beirão – Avian Pathology

Effect of a Protein Supplement on the Gut Microbiota of Endurance Athletes: A Randomized, Controlled, Double-Blind Pilot Study – Diego Moreno-Pérez – Nutrients

Fecal Transplants

Fecal transplants in spondyloarthritis and uveitis: ready for a clinical trial? – Rene Y Choi – Current Opinion in Rheumatology

Phages and viruses

Together Forever: Bacterial–Viral Interactions in Infection and Immunity – Zhenda Shi – Viruses

Bioinformatics

*Towards predicting the environmental metabolome from metagenomics with a mechanistic model – Daniel R. Garza – Nature Microbiology

Phylogenetic convolutional neural networks in metagenomics – Diego Fioravanti – BMC Bioinformatics

Waste and Pollution

Illumina MiSeq Sequencing reveals microbial community in HA process for dyeing wastewater treatment fed with different co-substrates – Xuehui Xie – Chemosphere

Techniques

Influence of fecal collection conditions and 16S rRNA gene sequencing at two centers on human gut microbiota analysis – Jocelyn Sietsma Penington – Scientific Reports

Direct detection of Coccidioides from Arizona soils using CocciENV, a highly sensitive and specific real-time PCR assay – J R Bowers – Medical Mycology

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March 8, 2018

A wide range of interesting articles today: the use of fungi communities in the production of gold nanoparticles, a link between dysbiosis of the oral microbiome and rheumatoid arthritis, a diet low in PKU decreases fecal butyrate, the bacterial diet of  C. elegans alters their proteome, and a functional metagenomic study of the gut microbiome of the giant panda.

Events and jobs

Postdoctoral Associate – School of Medicine/Surgery – University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences

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General microbiome

ReviewUnderstanding the microbiome – Mark Buchanan – Nature Physics

Pregnancy and early life

Conference Proceedings: Biology and Science of Human Milk – Integrated Approaches to Analyze Big Data in the Perinatal/Neonatal Space – Rob Knight – Human Milk Science

PrePrint: Hospitalized premature infants are colonized by related bacterial strains with distinct proteomic profiles – Christopher T. Brown – bioRxiv

Emollient use alters skin barrier and microbes in infants at risk for developing atopic dermatitis – Martin Glatz – PLOSone

Human oral microbiome

*Dysbiotic subgingival microbial communities in periodontally healthy patients with rheumatoid arthritis – Isabel Lopez-Oliva – Arthritis and Rheumatology

Human gut microbiome

*Phenylketonuric diet negatively impacts on butyrate production – E. Verduci – Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases

Review: Microbiotes et rhumatismes inflammatoires – Matthias Jarlborg – Revue Medicale Suisse

Gut Microbiome Composition Predicts Infection Risk during Chemotherapy in Children with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia – Hana Hakim – Clinical Infectious Diseases

PrePrint: American Gut: an Open Platform for Citizen-Science Microbiome Research – Daniel McDonald – bioRxiv

Review: Bile acid–microbiota crosstalk in gastrointestinal inflammation and carcinogenesis: a role for bifidobacteria and lactobacilli? – Borja Sánchez – Gastroenterology and Hepatology

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Animal microbiome

Effect of urea-supplemented diets on the ruminal bacterial and archaeal community composition of finishing bulls – Zhenming Zhou – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

*Metagenomic Study Suggests That the Gut Microbiota of the Giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) May Not Be Specialized for Fiber Fermentation – Wei Guo – Frontiers in Microbiology

*The C. elegans Proteome Response to Naturally Associated Microbiome Members of the Genus Ochrobactrum – Liam Cassidy – Proteomics

16S rRNA gene sequencing reveals effects of photoperiod on cecal microbiota of broiler roosters – Jun Wang – PeerJ

The Drosophila melanogaster Gut Microbiota Provisions Thiamine to Its Host – David R. Sannino – mBio

Host and aquatic environment shape the amphibian skin microbiome but effects on downstream resistance to the pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis are variable – Andrea J. Jani – Frontiers in Microbiology

A comparative analysis of microbial profile of Guinea fowl and chicken using metagenomic approach – Sarayu Bhogoju – PLOSone

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Impact of wastewater effluent containing aged nanoparticles and other components on biological activities of the soil microbiome, Arabidopsis plants, and earthworms – Jia Liu – Environmental Research

Dissertation: The influence of intraspecific variation in host plants on arthropod and fungal endophyte communities – Joshua G. Harrison – University of Nevada

Soil Microbiology Research in the Coming Decades: Translational Research Opportunities – Tapan Kumar Adhya – Advances in Soil Microbiology: Recent Trends and Future Prospects

Divergence of dominant factors in soil microbial communities and
functions in forest ecosystems along a climatic gradient – Zhiwei Xu – Biogeosciences

Climate, but not trait, effects on plant–soil feedback depend on mycorrhizal type in temperate forests – Jonathan A. Bennett – Ecosphere

Arbuscular Mycorrhiza Alleviates Restrictions to Substrate Water Flow and Delays Transpiration Limitation to Stronger Drought in Tomato – Michael Bitterlich – Frontiers in Plant Science

Ecological responses to forest age, habitat, and host vary by mycorrhizal type in boreal peatlands – Peter G. Kennedy – Mycorrhiza

Microbial Ecology

Holobionts and their hologenomes: Evolution with mixed modes of inheritance – Karen Luisa Haag – Genetics and Molecular Biology

Resistome

PrePrint: Conjugation factors controlling F-plasmid antibiotic resistance transmission – Hanna Alalam – bioRxiv

Comparative Genomics of Staphylococcus Reveals Determinants of Speciation and Diversification of Antimicrobial Defense – Malcolm James Horsburgh – bioRxiv

Bioinformatics

PrePrint: MetaWRAP – a flexible pipeline for genome-resolved metagenomic data analysis
– Gherman V Uritskiy – bioRxiv

Biotechnology

*Green synthesis of gold nanoparticles by thermophilic filamentous fungi – Zsófia Molnár – Scientific Reports

Techniques

Evaluation of magnetic cellulose bead-based DNA extraction from faecal materials for high-throughput bacterial community analyses – Tanzila Afrin – Applied Entomology and Zoology

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Microbes in the news

How extremophiles flourish in stressful environments – Science Daily

Does a Microbiome Exist in the Womb? – Medical News Bulletin

IBS and the Developing Microbiome – David Carreon – Modern Medicine Network

Bacteria and Art

Finding Art in the Gut, and Other Unexpected Places – Patrician Olsen – The New York Times

This Psychedelic Art Made from Moldy Food Is Tripping Us Out – Artist Felix Kalmenson proves decay can be gorgeous – Anna Marks – Vice

Artist to offer presentation on ‘Living Light’ exhibit March 5 at MCC – Daily Herald

March 1, 2018

Quite a few articles on viruses today: The identification of human-like hormones in viral genomes that can bind to human and murine receptors; identification of multiple Antarctic sea-ice bacteriophages that are only active in the cold; bacterial immunity loss explains bacteria/phage co-existence; and the plans for a global virome project.

Pregnancy and early life

The microbiome and metabolome of pre-term infant stool is personalized, and not driven by health outcomes including necrotizing enterocolitis and late-onset sepsis -Stephen Wandro – bioRxiv

Review: Relationships Between Perinatal Interventions, Maternal-Infant Microbiomes, and Neonatal Outcomes – Gregory Valentine – Clinics in Perinatology

Human respiratory microbiome

Review: The Respiratory Microbiome in COPD – Orla O’Carroll – COPD – An Update in Pathogenesis and Clinical Management

Human vaginal microbiome

Bacterial identification of the vaginal microbiota in Ecuadorian pregnant teenagers: an exploratory analysis – Ana María Salinas – PeerJ

Human gut microbiome

Dissertation: Multi-Omic Analysis of Complex Microbial Communities in Gastrointestinal Lavage Fluid and their Association with Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma – Brittany Ferguson-Williams – University of South Alabama

Gut microbiota diversity according to dietary habits and geographical provenance – Bruno Senghor – Human Microbiome Journal

Intestinal microbiota, metabolome and gender dimorphism in autism spectrum disorders – Rafail I.Kushak – Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Review: A gut feeling: Microbiome-brain-immune interactions modulate social and affective behaviors – Kristyn E.Sylvia – Hormones and Behavior

Gorillibacterium timonense sp. nov. and Vitreoscilla massiliensis sp. nov., two new bacterial species isolated from stool specimens of obese Amazonian patients – Sokhna Ndongo – New Microbes and New Infections

«Collinsella provencensis» sp. nov., «Parabacteroides bouchesdurhonensis» sp. nov., and «Sutterella seckii» sp. nov., three new bacterial species identified from human gut microbiota – Niokhor Dione – New Microbes and New Infections

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Animal experiments

Gastrointestinal colonisation and systemic spread of Candida albicans in mice treated with antibiotics and prednisolone – Michiyo Kobayashi-Sakamoto – Microbial Pathogenesis

Effects of non-purified and semi-purified commercial diets on behaviors, plasma corticosterone levels, and cecum microbiome in C57BL/6J mice – Atsushi Toyoda – Neuroscience Letters

Brain-derived neurotrophic factor preserves intestinal mucosal barrier function and alters gut microbiota in mice – Chen Li – The Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences

Immunization with intestinal microbiota-derived Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli reduces bacteria-specific recolonization of the intestinal tract – Julio Adrián Garfias-López – Immunology Letters

Commensal Microbes Induce Serum IgA Responses that Protect against Polymicrobial Sepsis – Joel R.Wilmore – Cell Host & Microbe

Animal microbiome

Effects of glyphosate herbicide on the gastrointestinal microflora of Hawaiian green turtles (Chelonia mydas) Linnaeus – Ronald P.Kittle – Marine Pollution Bulletin

Identification of Uncultured Bacterial Species from Firmicutes, Bacteroidetes and CANDIDATUS Saccharibacteria as Candidate Cellulose Utilizers from the Rumen of Beef Cows – Lee James Opdahl – Microorganisms

Microbial community dynamics during rearing of black soldier fly larvae (Hermetia illucens) and its impact on exploitation potential – Jeroen De Smet – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Urea nitrogen induces changes in rumen microbial and host metabolic profiles in dairy cows – D.Jin – Livestock Science

Air Microbiome

Aeolian dispersal of bacteria in southwest Greenland: their sources, abundance, diversity and physiological states – Tina Šantl-Temkiv – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Shrub encroachment is associated with changes in soil bacterial community composition in a temperate grassland ecosystem – Xingjia Xiang – Plant and Soil

Effects of thinning intensity on understory vegetation and soil microbial communities of a mature Chinese pine plantation in the Loess Plateau – Peng Dang – Science of The Total Environment

Characterization of halotolerant, pigmented, plant growth promoting bacteria of groundnut rhizosphere and its in-vitro evaluation of plant-microbe protocooperation to withstand salinity and metal stress – Avishek Banik – Science of The Total Environment

Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal and soil microbial communities in African Dark Earths – Tessa Camenzind – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Effects of thinning intensity on understory vegetation and soil microbial communities of a mature Chinese pine plantation in the Loess Plateau – Peng Dang – Science of The Total Environment

Plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria inoculation and nitrogen fertilization increase maize (Zea mays L.) grain yield and modified rhizosphere microbial communities – Luciana P. Di Salvo – Applied Soil Ecology

Review: Understanding the impact of soil sodicity on mycorrhizal symbiosis: Some facts and gaps identified from cotton systems – Samieh Eskandari – Applied Soil Ecology

Morphological, biochemical and molecular characterization of culturable epilithic and endolithic bacteria from rocks of Ayubia (Murree), lower Himalaya, Pakistan – I. Khan –
Applied Ecology and Environmental Research

Impact of sugarcane bagasse-derived biochar on heavy metal availability and microbial activity: A field study – Chengrong Nie – Chemosphere

Water and extremophile microbiome

Unexpected fungal communities in the Rehai thermal springs of Tengchong influenced by abiotic factors – Kai-Hui Liu – Extremophiles

Marine microbes in 4D — using time series observation to assess the dynamics of the ocean microbiome and its links to ocean health – Pier Luigi Buttigieg – Current Opinion in Microbiology

The future of genomics in polar and alpine cyanobacteria – Nathan A M Chrismas – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Unexpected fungal communities in the Rehai thermal springs of Tengchong influenced by abiotic factors – Kai-Hui Liu – Extremophiles

Actinobacterial community structure in the Polar Frontal waters of the Southern Ocean of the Antarctica using Geographic Information System (GIS): A novel approach to study Ocean Microbiome – P. Sivasankar – Data in Brief

Review: Actinobacterial community structure in the Polar Frontal waters of the Southern Ocean of the Antarctica using Geographic Information System (GIS): A novel approach to study Ocean Microbiome – P. Sivasankar – Data in Brief

Microbial Ecology

Symbiosis in the microbial world: from ecology to genome evolution – Jean-Baptiste Raina – Biology Open

Dissertation: Understanding Microbial Community Dynamics in High-Solids Lignocellulolytic Systems Using Bioinformatics Tools – Joshua Thomas Claypool – University of California, Davis

Review: Uncultivated microbes—in need of their own nomenclature? – Aharon Oren – The ISME Journal

Resistome

Diverse and abundant antibiotic resistance genes from mariculture sites of China’s coastline – Quanxin Gao – Science of The Total Environment

Evaluation of resistance gene transfer from heat-treated Escherichia coli – Laëtitia Le Devendec – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Phages and viruses

*The Global Virome Project – Dennis Carroll – Science

*Viral insulin-like peptides activate human insulin and IGF-1 receptor signaling: A paradigm shift for host–microbe interactions – Emrah Altindis – PNAS

*The first known virus isolates from Antarctic sea ice have complex infection patterns – Anne-Mari Luhtanen – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

*Immune loss as a driver of coexistence during host-phage coevolution
Jake L Weissman – The ISME Journal

PuLSE: Quality control and quantification of peptide sequences explored by phage display libraries – Steven Shave – PLOSone

Metabolomics

A quantitative metabolomics study of bacterial metabolites in different domains – Fanyi Zhong – Analytica Chimica Acta

Waste and Pollution

Ferric sulfate and proline enhance heavy-metal tolerance of halophilic/ halotolerant soil microorganisms and their bioremediation potential for spilled-oil under multiple stresses – Dina M. Al-Mailem – Frontiers in Microbiology

The divergence between fungal and bacterial communities in seasonal and spatial variations of wastewater treatment plants – Ziyan Wei – Science of The Total Environment

Techniques

Genome-scale metabolic models as platforms for identification of novel genes as antimicrobial drug targets – Bashir Sajo Mienda – Future Medicine

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Microbes in the news

Microbiota-gut-brain axis is at epicenter of new approach to mental health – Mary Ann Leibert – EurekAlert

Dietary Advice Based on the Bacteria in Your Gut – Charles Wallace – The Wall Street Journal

The silent microbiome crisis – Tobias Rees – The Washington Post

C-sections and gut bacteria increase risk of childhood obesity – Medical Press

Researchers film bacteria using melee combat to steal antibiotic resistance genes – Phys.org