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

February 22, 2018

 

Events and jobs

Microbiology Adjunct Instructor – Diablo Valley College

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Pregnancy and early life

Review: Maternal Microbiota, Prepregnancy Weight, and Mode of Delivery
Intergenerational Transmission of Risk for Childhood Overweight and Obesity – Giulia Paolella – JAMA Pediatrics

 

Human ear, nose and throat microbiome

*A microbiome case-control study of recurrent acute otitis media identified potentially protective bacterial genera – Rachael Lappan – BMC Microbiology

The Tracheal Microbiota in Patients with a Tracheostomy Before, During, and After an Acute Respiratory Infection – Pérez-Losada, Marcos – The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal

Human oral microbiome

Shift of microbial composition of peri-implantitis-associated oral biofilm as revealed by 16S rRNA gene cloning – Ali Al-Ahmad – Journal of Medical Microbiology

Human vaginal microbiome

Short- and long-term influence of the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (Mirena®) on vaginal microbiota and Candida – Gilbert Gerard Ghislain Donders – Journal of Medical Microbiology

Human gut microbiome

Transitional and temporal changes in the mucosal and submucosal intestinal microbiota in advanced Crohn’s disease of the terminal ileum – Rodrick J. Chiodini – Journal of Medical Microbiology

Gut microbiota trajectory in early life may predict development of celiac disease – Marta Olivares – BMC Microbiome

A comparison of the microbial community structure between inflamed and non-inflamed sites in patients with ulcerative colitis – Atsushi Hirano – Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

The Impact of NOD2 Variants on Fecal Microbiota in Crohn’s Disease and Controls Without Gastrointestinal Disease – Nicholas A Kennedy – Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

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Animal experiments

Regulation of vitamin D metabolism following disruption of the microbiota using broad spectrum antibiotics – Stephanie A. Bora – The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry

Soluble dietary fiber improves energy homeostasis in obese mice by remodeling the gut microbiota – Haiyuan Wang – Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications

Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium Ameliorate Memory and Learning Deficits and oxidative stress in Aβ (1-42) Injected Rats – Somayeh Athari Nik Azm – Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism

*Chronic helminth infection perturbs the gut-brain axis, promotes neuropathology and alters behaviour – Paul R Giacomin – The Journal of Infectious Diseases

*Endometriosis induces gut microbiota alterations in mice – Ming Yuan – Human Reproduction

*Strain differences in the susceptibility to the gut–brain axis and neurobehavioural alterations induced by maternal immune activation in mice – Morais, Livia H – Behavioural Pharmacology

Specific synbiotics in early life protect against diet-induced obesity in adult mice
Mona Mischke – Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism

Transcriptomic and Proteomic Profiling Revealed High Proportions of Odorant Binding and Antimicrobial Defense Proteins in Olfactory Tissues of the House Mouse – Barbora Kuntová – Frontiers in Genetics

Lactobacillus accelerates ISCs regeneration to protect the integrity of intestinal mucosa through activation of STAT3 signaling pathway induced by LPLs secretion of IL-22 – Qihang Hou – Cell Death and Differentiation

Animal microbiome

Review: Gut barrier function: Effects of (antibiotic) growth promoters on key barrier components and associations with growth performance – Leon J Broom – Poultry Science

Fecal microbiota transplantation in puppies with canine parvovirus infection – Giorgio Q. Pereira – Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine

Water and extremophile microbiome

Phylogeny and bioactivity of epiphytic Gram-positive bacteria isolated from three co-occurring antarctic macroalgae – Pamela Alvarado – Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

 

Resistome

The antibiotic resistome and microbiota landscape of refugees from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan in Germany – Robert Häsler – BMC Microbiome

Transferable vancomycin resistance in clade B commensal-type Enterococcus faecium – François Lebreton – Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

 

Bioinformatics

Deciphering the trophic interaction between Akkermansia muciniphila and the butyrogenic gut commensal Anaerostipes caccae using a metatranscriptomic approach – Loo Wee Chia – Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Biotechnology

*A 3D intestinal tissue model supports Clostridioides difficile germination, colonization, toxin production and epithelial damage – Lamyaa Shaban – Anaerobe

Design of synthetic bacterial communities for predictable plant phenotypes – Sur Herrera Paredes – PLOS Biology

Harnessing a Methane-Fueled, Sediment-Free Mixed Microbial Community for Utilization of Distributed Sources of Natural Gas – Jeffrey J. Marlow – Biotechnology and Bioengineering

Dissertation: Microbial Communities Involved in Carbon Monoxide and Syngas Conversion to Biofuels and Chemicals – Sofia Victoria Esquivel Elizondo – Arizona State University

 

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Microbes in the news

This Vibrant Bacteria Could Be Used to “Grow” Paint – Meilan Solly – Smithsonian

Bacteria-eaters to prevent food poisoning? Phages eliminate Yersinia from food – Science Daily

A ‘Grueling and Grotesque’ Biohacking Experiment – Kate McLean – The Atlantic

 

February 15, 2018

An especially interesting article on engineered bacteria in the treatment of colon cancer today: Chun Loong Ho and colleagues engineered an E. coli strain to bind to colon cancer cells and constitutively secrete an enzyme that can turn dietary derived glucosinolates (from cruciferous vegetables) into cancer fighting isothiocynates. Mice exposed to carcinogens and fed both the engineered bacteria and broccoli developed fewer and smaller colorectal tumors than exposed mice who were fed 1) neither bacteria or brocoli, 2) only bacteria, or 3) only broccoli.  Engineered probiotics anyone?

Also : A cultured community developed from wastewater that can reduce the greenhouse gas N2O to Nand help mitigate global warming; the majority of Daphnia microbiomes are not passed from parent to offspring but absorbed from the surrounding environment; and the impacts of CRISPR-Cas9 selection pressure on phage evolution.

Events and jobs

Postdoctoral Scholars of Microbiology, School of Life Sciences – University of Nevada Las Vegas

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General microbiome

Review: The genome, microbiome and evolutionary medicine – Robert C. Brunham – cmaj

Pregnancy and early life

Survey of Staphylococcus aureus in a general pediatric population and focus on isolates with three clinically relevant toxin-encoding genes – Anne Filleron – World Journal of Pediatrics

Human skin microbiome

Review: Impact of Skin Microbiome on Attractiveness to Arthropod Vectors and Pathogen Transmission – Niels O. Verhulst – Skin and Arthropod Vectors

Human gut microbiome

Intestinal Microbial Community Differs between Acute Pancreatitis Patients and Healthy Volunteers – Xi Mei Zhang – Biomedical and Environmental Sciences

The microbiome in chronic kidney disease patients undergoing hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis – Liliana Simões-Silva – Pharmacological Research

Review: Intestinal Microbiome Shifts, Dysbiosis, Inflammation, and Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease – Emma T. Saltzman – Frontiers in Microbiology

Does Low-Protein Diet Influence the Uremic Toxin Serum Levels From the Gut Microbiota in Nondialysis Chronic Kidney Disease Patients? – Ana Paula Black – Journal of Renal Nutrition

The Effect of Oligofructose-Enriched Inulin on Faecal Bacterial Counts and Microbiota-Associated Characteristics in Celiac Disease Children Following a Gluten-Free Diet: Results of a Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial – Natalia Drabińska – Nutrients

Preprint: Spatial variation of the native colon microbiota in healthy adults – Kaitlin J Flynn – bioRxiv

Preprint: The intestinal microbiota predisposes to traveller’s diarrhoea and to the carriage of multidrug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae after travelling to tropical regions – Stefano Leo – bioRxiv

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Animal experiments

Influence of Eimeria falciformis Infection on Gut Microbiota and Metabolic Pathways in Mice – Guangping Huang – Infection and Immunity

The Antimicrobial Peptide CRAMP Is Essential for Colon Homeostasis by Maintaining Microbiota Balance – Teizo Yoshimura – The Journal of Immunology

Animal microbiome

*Good Daphnia parents do not control the offspring microbiome – Angela E. Douglas – Journal of Animal Ecology

Effect of antibiotic withdrawal in feed on chicken gut microbial dynamics, immunity, growth performance and prevalence of foodborne pathogens – Sanjay Kumar – PLOSone

Review: The Microbial Zoo in the C. elegans Intestine: Bacteria, Fungi and Viruses – Hongbing Jiang – Viruses

Effects of parental care on resource allocation into immune defense and buccal microbiota in mouthbrooding cichlid fishes – Isabel S. Keller – Evolution

Inter-domain microbial diversity within the coral holobiont Siderastrea siderea from two depth habitats – Guido Bonthond – PeerJ

Effect of ginkgo extract supplementation on in vitro rumen fermentation and bacterial profiles under different dietary conditions – Seongjin Oh – Animal Science Journal

Review: Animal host–microbe interactions – Bethany J. Hoye – Journal of Animal Ecology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Oilseed rape cultivation increases the microbial richness and diversity in soils contaminated with cadmium – Xin Wang – Journal of Soils and Sediments

Comparison of Rumen and Manure Microbiomes and Implications for the Inoculation of Anaerobic Digesters – Emine Gozde Ozbayram – Microorganisms

Bacterial Microbiota of Rice Roots: 16S-Based Taxonomic Profiling of Endophytic and Rhizospheric Diversity, Endophytes Isolation and Simplified Endophytic Community – Felix Moronta-Barrios – Microorganisms

Water and extremophile microbiome

Small eukaryotic phytoplankton communities in tropical waters off Brazil are dominated by symbioses between Haptophyta and nitrogen-fixing cyanobacteria – Catherine Gérikas Ribeiro – The ISME Journal

Distribution Patterns of Microbial Community Structure Along a 7000-Mile Latitudinal Transect from the Mediterranean Sea Across the Atlantic Ocean to the Brazilian Coastal Sea – Jin Zhou – Microbial Ecology

The vertical distribution of prokaryotes in the surface sediment of Jiaolong cold seep at the northern South China Sea – Yuzhi Wu – Extremophiles

A comparative hierarchical analysis of bacterioplankton and biofilm metacommunity structure in an interconnected pond system – Caroline Souffreau – Environmental Microbiology

Chemical and Microbial Quality of Groundwater in Siloam Village, Implications to Human Health and Sources of Contamination – John Ogony Odiyo – International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

Microbial Ecology

Host genetic variation strongly influences the microbiome structure and function in fungal fruiting-bodies – Mari Pent – Environmental Microbiology

Fungus-associated bacteriome in charge of their host behavior – Kristin Schulz-Bohm – Fungal Genetics and Biology

Resistome

Antibiotic-mediated changes in the fecal microbiome of broiler chickens define the incidence of antibiotic resistance genes – Wenguang Xiong – BMC Microbiome

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Probiotics / prebiotics

Effect of VSL#3 Probiotic in a Patient with Glycogen Storage Disease Type Ia and Irritable Bowel Disease-like Disease – Miguel Carnero-Gregorio – Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins

New Insight into Biofilm Formation Ability, the Presence of Virulence Genes and Probiotic Potential of Enterococcus sp. Dairy Isolates – Nikola Popović – Frontiers in Microbiology

Effectiveness and Safety of a Probiotic-Mixture for the Treatment of Infantile Colic: A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial with Fecal Real-Time PCR and NMR-Based Metabolomics Analysis – Maria Elisabetta Baldassarre – Nutrients

Fecal Microbiome Transplants

Long-term follow-up of the effects of fecal microbiota transplantation in combination with soluble dietary fiber as a therapeutic regimen in slow transit constipation – Xueying Zhang – Science China Life Sciences

Bioinformatics

Identification of fungi in shotgun metagenomics datasets – Paul D. Donovan – PLOSone

MetaLonDA: a flexible R package for identifying time intervals of differentially abundant features in metagenomic longitudinal studies – Ahmed A. Metwally – BMC Microbiome

Biotechnology

*Engineered commensal microbes for diet-mediated colorectal-cancer chemoprevention – Chun Loong Ho – Nature Biomedical Engineering

*Unexpected evolutionary benefit to phages imparted by bacterial CRISPR-Cas9 – Pan Tao – Science Advances

Waste and Pollution

*Life on N2O: deciphering the ecophysiology of N2O respiring bacterial communities in a continuous culture – Monica Conthe – The ISME Journal

Metagenomic analysis of microbial community and function involved in cd-contaminated soil – Gang Feng – BMC Microbiology

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Microbes in the news

Humpback microbiome linked to seasonal, environmental changes – Phys.org

 

February 8, 2018

Many interesting articles today: the geographical location of habitat has a stronger impact on the fecal microbiome of lemurs than sex, age, or species;  the mechanism for pathobiont-dependent inflammatory bowel disease involves microbiota reactive T cells; highly active antiretroviral therapy can restore gut microbiome diversity in AIDS patients; host immunity can interact with skin microbiota composition as shown in two species of giant salamander; the development of the small intestine microbiome in silka deer; and the gut microbiome of preterm infants that are breastfed develops normally.

Events and jobs

FEMS Project: Volunteer for the Opportunities Board Taskforce

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General microbiome

Can social partnerships influence the microbiome? Insights from ant farmers and their trophobiont mutualists – A. B. F. Ivens – Molecular Ecology

Pregnancy and early life

Maternal antibiotic exposure during pregnancy and hospitalization with infection in offspring: a population-based cohort study – Jessica Eden Miller – International Journal of Epidemiology

*Intestinal microbiota development and gestational age in preterm neonates – Katri Korpela – Scientific Reports

Human oral microbiome

Diversity analysis of subgingival microbial bacteria in peri-implantitis in Uygur population – Gao, Xiaowei MM – Medicine

Human vaginal microbiome

Commentary: The implausible “in vivo” role of hydrogen peroxide as an antimicrobial factor produced by vaginal microbiota – Gilda Tachedjian – Microbiome

Human gut microbiome

Microbiome–host systems interactions: Protective effects of propionate upon the blood–brain barrier – Lesley Hoyles – bioRxiv

*Alterations in the gut microbiota of patients with acquired immune deficiency syndrome – Youlian Zhou – Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Open-label pilot for treatment targeting gut dysbiosis in myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome: neuropsychological symptoms and sex comparisons – Amy Wallis – Microbiome

Review: Diet and microbiota linked in health and disease  – T. Requena – Food And Function

Review: The role of gut microbiota and IL-23/IL-17 pathway in ankylosing spondylitis immunopathogenesis: New insights and updates – Farhad Babaie – Immunology Letters

Dissertation: Interaction of Cocoa Powder with Intestinal Microbiota – Zuyin Li – Louisiana State University


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Animal experiments

*c-MAF-dependent regulatory T cells mediate immunological tolerance to a gut pathobiont – Mo Xu – Nature

Dysregulated bile acid synthesis and dysbiosis are implicated in Western diet–induced systemic inflammation, microglial activation, and reduced neuroplasticity – Prasant Kumar Jena – The FASEB Journal

High-fat diet stimulates the gut pathogenic microbiota and maintains hepatic injury in antibiotic-treated rats – Sooad Al-Daihan – Cellular and Molecular Biology

Review: Searching for the gut microbial contributing factors to social behavior in rodent models – Brittany D. Needham – Developmental Neurobiology

Metatranscriptome Sequencing Reveals Insights into the Gene Expression and Functional Potential of Rumen Wall Bacteria – Evelyne Mann – Frontiers in Microbiology


Animal microbiome

*Occupancy strongly influences faecal microbial composition of wild lemurs – Alexander Umanets – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

*Influence of immunogenetics, sex, and body condition on the cutaneous microbial communities of two giant salamanders – Obed Hernández-Gómez – Molecular Ecology

Transient influence of blood meal and natural environment on blacklegged tick bacterial communities – Christine P. Zolnik – Tick and Tick-borne Diseases

The Development of Microbiota and Metabolome in Small Intestine of Sika Deer (Cervus nippon) from Birth to Weaning – Zhipeng Li – Frontiers in Microbiology

Exploring coral microbiome assemblages in the South China Sea – Lin Cai – Scientific Reports

Biogeographic Differences in the Microbiome and Pathobiome of the Coral Cladocora caespitosa in the Western Mediterranean Sea – Esther Rubio-Portillo – Frontiers in Microbiology

Survival and growth of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia in free-living amoebae (FLA) and bacterial virulence properties – Elodie Denet – PLOSone

Gut Microbiota Mediate Insecticide Resistance in the Diamondback Moth, Plutella xylostella (L.) – Xiaofeng Xia – Frontiers in Microbiology

Effects of predation stress and food ration on perch gut microbiota – Yinghua Zha – Microbiome

Longitudinal Effects of Supplemental Forage on the Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) Microbiota and Inter- and Intra-Colony Variability – Jason A. Rothman – Microbial Ecology


Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Spatial scale affects the relative role of stochasticity versus determinism in soil bacterial communities in wheat fields across the North China Plain – Yu Shi – Microbiome

Soil incubation studies with Cry1Ac protein indicate no adverse effect of Bt crops on soil microbial communities – Li Zhaolei – Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

The influence of cattle grazing on methane fluxes and engaged microbial communities in alpine forest soils – Mira Mutschlechner – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Diversity and metabolic potential of the microbiota associated with a soil arthropod – Simon Bahrndorff – Scientific Reports

Soil pH rather than nutrients drive changes in microbial community following long-term fertilization in acidic Ultisols of southern China – Jia Liu – Journal of Soils and Sediments

Halotolerant microbial consortia able to degrade highly recalcitrant plant biomass substrate – Larisa Cortes-Tolalpa – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Commentary: Putting concerns for caution into perspective: microbial plant protection products are safe to use in agriculture – Ben Lugtenberg – Journal of Plant Diseases and Protection

Review: Does genotypic and species diversity of mycorrhizal plants and fungi affect ecosystem function? – Christina Hazard – New Phytologist

Review: Putting concerns for caution into perspective: microbial plant protection products are safe to use in agriculture – Ben Lugtenberg – Journal of Plant Diseases and Protection


Water and extremophile microbiome

Ultra-rare marine microbes contribute to key sulfur related ecosystem functions – Dimitri Kalenitchenko – Molecular Ecology

Review: The microbial contribution to reactive oxygen species dynamics in marine ecosystems – Erik R. Zinser – Environmental Microbiology Reports

Application of metagenome analysis to characterize the molecular diversity and saxitoxin-producing potentials of a cyanobacterial community: a case study in the North Han River, Korea – Keon Hee Kim – Applied Biological Chemistry

Built environment

Airborne microbial communities in the atmospheric environment of urban hospitals in China – Xin-Lei Gao – Journal of Hazardous Materials


Food microbiology

Effects of chitosan oligosaccharides on microbiota composition of silver carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix) determined by culture-dependent and independent methods during chilled storage – Shiliang Jia – International Journal of Food Microbiology

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Probiotics / prebiotics

Lactobacillus plantarum AN1 cells increase caecal L. reuteri in an ICR mouse model of dextran sodium sulphate-induced inflammatory bowel disease – Yasushi Yokota – International Immunopharmacology

Lactobacillus salivarius LA307 and Lactobacillus rhamnosus LA305 attenuate skin inflammation in mice – S. Holowacz – Beneficial Microbes

Bifidobacteria and its rice fermented products on diet induced obese mice: analysis of physical status, serum profile and gene expressions – M. Ray – Beneficial Microbes

Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG Affects Microbiota and Suppresses Autophagy in the Intestines of Pigs Challenged with Salmonella Infantis – Wei Zhang – Frontiers in Microbiology

Probiotic Use in Equine Gastrointestinal Disease – Angelika Schoster – Veterinary Clinics: Equine Practice

Review: The Role of Prebiotics and Probiotics in Gastrointestinal Disease – Martin H. Floch – Gastroenterology Clinics

Effects of Bentonite Bgp35b-p on the Gut Microbiota of Mice Fed a High-Fat Diet – Eun-Sook Lee – Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture

Feeding the developing brain: Juvenile rats fed diet rich in prebiotics and bioactive milk fractions exhibit reduced anxiety-related behavior and modified gene expression in emotion circuits – Agnieszka Mika – Neuroscience Letters

Biotechnology

Effects of voltage on sulfadiazine degradation and the response of sul genes and microbial communities in biofilm-electrode reactors – Xiao-Li Yang – Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Waste and Pollution

Biodegradation of n-alkanes on oil–seawater interfaces at different temperatures and microbial communities associated with the degradation – Synnøve Lofthus – Biodegradation

Techniques

The application of rumen simulation technique (RUSITEC) for studying dynamics of the bacterial community and metabolome in rumen fluid and the effects of a challenge with Clostridium perfringens – Stefanie U. Wetzels – PLOSone

More bang for the buck? Can arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities be characterized adequately alongside other fungi using general fungal primers? – Ylva Lekberg – New Phytologist


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Microbes in the news

These Bacteria Digest Toxic Metals And Poop Out Tiny Gold Nuggets – Signe Dean – Science Alert

The discovery of a third form of flagella-mediated motility in symbiotic bacteria – Phys.org

Phage or foe? – In light of new evidence, we have to reassess the role of bacteriophages in microbial communities: are they always the enemy? – Lucía Fernández – npj Biofilms and Microbiomes

The effect of gut bacteria on bone health cannot be generalized – Randi Lundberg – Taconic

Here’s What You Need To Know About The Bacteria In Your Vagina
A microbiome doesn’t just exist in your gut – Sarah DiGiulio – Huffington Post

Understanding Microbial Communities Living On Amphibian Skin – Sofia Prado-Irwin – Science Trends

In the battle against cancer, microbes could be the answer – Nicola Davison – Wired


February 1, 2018

The publication of a Springer manual entitled Mechanisms underlying host-microbiome interactions in pathopysiology of human diseases contains multiple interesting articles today, including reviews on the gut microbiome and preterm infant gut development, colerectal cancer, and metabolic disease, as well as a useful review of statistical models for mouse and human microbiome data. In addition, a revisitation of gut enterotypes via metabolomics, decreased Akkermansia muciniphila in psoriasis,  the bacterial communities of fiddler crabs, the impact of different wavelengths of light on hot spring bacteria, and two articles on the uses of metabarcoding in both 16S and eukaryotic microbiota analysis.

Events and jobs

Microbiology Manager – Covance – Indianapolis, Indiana

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Pregnancy and early life

*Review: Impact of Microbes on the Intestinal Development of the Preterm Infant – Elizabeth Humphrey – In: Mechanisms Underlying Host-Microbiome Interactions in Pathophysiology of Human Diseases. Physiology in Health and Disease. Springer

Multi-site human microbiome

Review: Good and Bad Farming: The Right Microbiome Protects from Allergy – Markus Johannes Ege – Allergy Prevention and Exacerbation

Human gut microbiome

*Functional metagenomics identifies novel genes ABCTPP, TMSRP1 and TLSRP1 among human gut enterotypes – Manoj Kumar Verma – Scientific Reports

Gastric bacterial Flora in patients Harbouring Helicobacter pylori with or without chronic dyspepsia: analysis with matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectroscopy – Verima Pereira – BMC Gasteroentrology

*The Akkermansia muciniphila is a gut microbiota signature in psoriasis – LiRong Tan – Experimental Dermatology

Review: The regulation of host cellular and gut microbial metabolism in the development and prevention of colorectal cancer – Cheng-Bei Zhou – Critical Reviews in Microbiology

Editorial: Unveiling the gut virome in human health and diseases – Tao Zuo – International Journal of Clinical Virology

*Review: The Influence of the Microbiota on the Etiology of Colorectal Cancer – Melissa C. Kordahi – In: Mechanisms Underlying Host-Microbiome Interactions in Pathophysiology of Human Diseases. Physiology in Health and Disease. Springer

*Review: Altered Microbiota and Their Metabolism in Host Metabolic Diseases – Beng San Yeoh –  In: Mechanisms Underlying Host-Microbiome Interactions in Pathophysiology of Human Diseases. Physiology in Health and Disease. Springer

Review: The Gut Microbiome and Its Marriage to the Immune System: Can We Change It All? – Eva Untersmayr – Allergy Prevention and Exacerbation

*Review: Fecal Microbiota Transplants: Current Knowledge and Future Directions – Roxana Chis – In: Mechanisms Underlying Host-Microbiome Interactions in Pathophysiology of Human Diseases. Physiology in Health and Disease. Springer

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Animal experiments

Tissue Level Diet and Sex-by-Diet Interactions Reveal Unique Metabolite and Clustering Profiles Using Untargeted Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry on Adipose, Skeletal Muscle, and Liver Tissue in C57BL6/J Mice – Ann Wells – Journal of Proteome Research

The Changes of Colonic Bacterial Composition and Bacterial Metabolism Induced by an Early Food Introduction in a Neonatal Porcine Model – Chao Shi – Current Microbiology

Animal microbiome

*Multiple colonist pools shape fiddler crab-associated bacterial communities – Catalina Cuellar-Gempeler – The ISME Journal

Transcriptional changes detected in fecal RNA of neonatal dairy calves undergoing a mild diarrhea are associated with inflammatory biomarkers – Fernanda Rosa – PLOSone

Tiny but mighty: The role of the rumen microbes in livestock production
K M Cammack – Journal of Animal Science

Effects of Spray-Dried Porcine Plasma on Fecal Microbiota in Nursery Pigs – Huyen Tran – Journal of Animal Science

Organic acid production from potato starch waste fermentation by rumen microbial communities from Dutch and Thai dairy cows – Susakul Palakawong Na Ayudthaya – Biotechnology for Biofuels

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

The impact of failure: unsuccessful bacterial invasions steer the soil microbial community away from the invader’s niche – C. A. Mallon – The ISME Journal

Stress-Tolerant Beneficial Microbes for Sustainable Agricultural Production – Reeta Goel – In: Microorganisms for Green Revolution. Microorganisms for Sustainability, vol 7. Springer

Taxonomically-linked growth phenotypes during arsenic stress among arsenic resistant bacteria isolated from soils overlying the Centralia coal seam fire – Taylor K. Dunivin – PLOSone

Review: The Chemistry of Plant-Microbe Interactions in the Rhizosphere and the Potential for Metabolomics to Reveal Signaling Related to Defense Priming and Induced Systemic Resistance – Msizi Mhlongo – Frontiers in Plant Science

Characterization of bacteria isolated from the Saffron (Crocus Sativus L.) rhizosphere – Majid Jami Al-Ahmadi – Journal of Horticultural Research

Review: Rhizoremediation – Plant Microbe Interactions in the Removal of Pollutants – Mehak Oberai – International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences (IJCMAS)

Role of microbes in organic carbon decomposition and maintenance of soil ecosystem – Hina Khatoon – International Journal of Chemical Studies

Water and extremophile microbiome

Vibrio cholerae embraces two major evolutionary traits as revealed by targeted gene sequencing – Kazuhisa Okada – Scientific Reports

*Effect of light wavelength on hot spring microbial mat biodiversity – Akifumi Nishida – PLOSone

Microbial Ecology

Estimating taxon-specific population dynamics in diverse microbial communities – Benjamin J. Koch – Ecosphere

Metabolomic analysis of low and high biofilm-forming Helicobacter pylori strains – Eric Hong Jian Wong – Scientific Reports

Resistome

High dietary zinc feeding promotes persistence of multi-resistant E. coli in the swine gut – Lisa Ciesinski – PLOSone

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Probiotics / prebiotics

An Integrative Review on the Effect of Prebiotics, Probiotics, and Synbiotics on Infection After Colorectal Cancer Surgery – Sarah Williams Anderson – Aorn Journal

Phages and Viruses

Metagenomic Analysis of the Jinding Duck Fecal Virome – Lili Zhao – Current Microbiology

Bioinformatics

*Statistical Models and Analysis of Microbiome Data from Mice and Humans – Yinglin Xia – In: Mechanisms Underlying Host-Microbiome Interactions in Pathophysiology of Human Diseases. Physiology in Health and Disease. Springer

Comparative Analysis of Sequence Clustering Methods for Deduplication of Biological Databases – Qingyu Chen – Journal of Data and Information Quality

Techniques

GC-MS Analysis of Short-Chain Fatty Acids in Feces, Cecum Content, and Blood Samples – Lisa R. Hoving – Clinical Metabolomics

*16S rRNA gene metabarcoding and TEM reveals different ecological strategies within the genus Neogloboquadrina (planktonic foraminifer) – Clare Bird – PLOSone

*Metabarcoding analysis of eukaryotic microbiota in the gut of HIV-infected patients – Ibrahim Hamad – PLOSone

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Microbes in the news

The Germ and the Gene: Gut Bacteria Research Takes a Step Forward – Ruairi MacKenzie – Technology Networks

These bacteria produce gold by digesting toxic metals – EurekaAlert