August 10, 2017

Human urinary microbiome

The microbiome in urogenital schistosomiasis and induced bladder pathologies – Adewale S. Adebayo – PLoS Negl Trop Dis

Human gut microbiome

A 3-dimensional mathematical model of microbial proliferation that generates the characteristic cumulative relative abundance distributions in gut microbiomes – Lena Takayasu – PLoS ONE

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Evolutionary conservation of a core root microbiome across plant phyla along a tropical soil chronosequence – Yun Kit Yeoh – Nature Communications

Spatiotemporal Variation and Networks in the Mycobiome of the Wheat Canopy – Rumakanta Sapkota – Frontiers in Plant Science

Water and extremophile microbiome

Active microorganisms thrive among extremely diverse communities in cloud water – Pierre Amato – PLoS ONE

Seasonal Analysis of Microbial Communities in Precipitation in the Greater Tokyo Area, Japan – Satoshi Hiraoka – Frontiers in Microbiology

Built environment

The US National Mall Microbiome: A Census of Rhizosphere Bacteria Inhabiting Landscape Turf – Jo Anne Crouch – Crop Science

Microbes in the news

For Healthy Skin, Just Add…Bacteria? – Adam Hurly – GQ

Microbes on the market

Reality vs. hype: A macro look at the microbiome market – Juliet Preston – MedCityNews

Science, publishing, and career

Prof claims victory over ‘#manel’ at microbiome conference – Dan Jackson – Campus Reform

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August 9, 2017

Events and jobs

ASM Journals Fellowship – American Society for Microbiology

General microbiome

A mechanistic Individual-based Model of microbial communities – Pahala Gedara Jayathilake – PLoS ONE

Human vaginal microbiome

Group B Streptococcus and the vaginal microbiota – Geoffrey H Rosen – The Journal of Infectious Diseases

Animal experiments

The microbial metabolite desaminotyrosine protects from influenza through type I interferon – Ashley L. Steed – Science

Development of Inflammatory Bowel Disease is Linked to a Longitudinal Restructuring of the Gut Metagenome in Mice – Thomas Sharpton – bioRxiv

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Microbial Communities as Ecological Indicators of Ecosystem Recovery Following Chemical Pollution – Stéphane Pesce – Microbial Ecotoxicology

Assessment of rhizosphere processes for removing water-borne macrolide antibiotics in constructed wetlands – Yiping Tai – Plant and Soil

Poor-Soil Rhizosphere Enriched with Different Microbial Activities Influence the Availability of Base Elements – Faten Dhaw – Open Journal of Ecology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Impacts of leachates from livestock carcass burial and manure heap sites on groundwater geochemistry and microbial community structure – Man Jae Kwon – PLoS ONE

Built environment

Lignocellulose-Degrading Microbial Communities in Landfill Sites Represent a Repository of Unexplored Biomass-Degrading Diversity – Emma Ransom-Jones – mSphere

Probiotics / prebiotics

Utilization of Pyrosequencing to Monitor the Microbiome Dynamics of Probiotic Treated Poultry (Gallus gallus domesticus) during Downstream Poultry Processing – Vamsy Priya Guttala – Agricultural Sciences

Lactobacillus casei CCFM419 attenuates type 2 diabetes via a gut microbiota dependent mechanism – Gang Wang – Food & Function

Bioinformatics

Hiding in Plain Sight: Mining Bacterial Species Records for Phenotypic Trait Information – Albert Barberán – mSphere

Techniques

Isolation of bacteriophages from air using vacuum filtration technique: An improved and novel method – Bhagyashree Magare – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Microbes in the news

Exploring the Equine Microbiome – Stacey Oke – The Horse

Study: Kitchen sponges carry more bacteria than a toilet – Darren Sweeney – Fox8 Cleveland

July 14, 2017

Events and jobs

Postdoc, Lieberman Lab

General microbiome

Assembly of Microbial Communities in Replicate Nutrient-Cycling Model Ecosystems Follows Divergent Trajectories, Leading to Alternate Stable States – Eulyn Pagaling – Environmental Microbiology

Human respiratory microbiome

Influence of lung CT changes in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) on the human lung microbiome – Marion Engel – PLOS ONE

Human gut microbiome

Gut bacterial peptides with autoimmunity potential as environmental trigger for late onset complex diseases: In–silico study – Sapna Negi – PLOS ONE

Impact of environmental microbiota on human microbiota of workers in academic mouse research facilities: An observational study – Peggy S. Lai – PLOS ONE

Reduced Mass and Diversity of the Colonic Microbiome in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis and Their Improvement with Ketogenic Diet – Alexander Swidsinski – Frontiers in Microbiology

Longitudinal development of the gut microbiome and metabolome in preterm neonates with late onset sepsis and healthy controls – Christopher J. Stewart – Microbiome

Other Human microbiome

The oral bacterial microbiome of occlusal surfaces in children and its association with diet and caries – Apoena Aguiar Ribeiro – PLOS ONE

The oral fungal mycobiome: characteristics and relation to periodontitis in a pilot study – Brandilyn A. Peters – BMC Microbiology

Animal experiments

Three distinct pneumotypes characterize the microbiome of the lung in BALB/cJ mice – Julia Scheiermann – PLOS ONE

Assessment of gut microbiota populations in lean and obese Zucker rats – Reza Hakkak – PLOS ONE

Preparing the Gut with Antibiotics Enhances Gut Microbiota Reprogramming Efficiency by Promoting Xenomicrobiota Colonization – Shou K. Ji – Frontiers in Microbiology

Animal microbiome

On the core bacterial flora of Ixodes persulcatus (Taiga tick) – Shuo Sui – PLOS ONE

Skin microbiota in frogs from the Brazilian Atlantic Forest: Species, forest type, and potential against pathogens – Ananda Brito de Assis – PLOS ONE

Brackish habitat dictates cultivable Actinobacterial diversity from marine sponges – Gregory A. Ellis – PLOS ONE

Effects of Kluyveromyces marxianus supplementation on immune responses, intestinal structure and microbiota in broiler chickens – Weiwei Wang – PLOS ONE

Dominance-function relationships in the amphibian skin microbiome – Jenifer B. Walke – Environmental Microbiology

Microbial community sequencing analysis of the calf eye microbiota and relationship to infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis – J.N.Cullen – Veterinary Microbiology

Bacterial community composition in Adélie (Pygoscelis adeliae) and Chinstrap (Pygoscelis antarctica) Penguin stomach contents from Signy Island, South Orkney Islands – W. C. Yew – Polar Biology

Taxon abundance, diversity, co-occurrence and network analysis of the ruminal microbiota in response to dietary changes in dairy cows – Ilma Tapio – PLOS ONE

Honeybee (Apis mellifera)-associated bacterial community affected by American foulbrood: detection of Paenibacillus larvae via microbiome analysis – Tomas Erban – Scientific Reports

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Shifts in the bacterial community composition along deep soil profiles in monospecific and mixed stands of Eucalyptus grandis and Acacia mangium – Arthur Prudêncio de Araujo Pereira – PLOS ONE

Maize Phyllosphere Microbial Community Niche Development Across Stages of Host Leaf Growth – Heather C. Manching – bioRxiv

Major phylum-level differences between porefluid and host rock bacterial communities in the terrestrial deep subsurface – Lily Momper – Environmental Microbiology Reports

Patterns of soil bacterial richness and composition tied to plant richness, soil nitrogen, and soil acidity in alpine tundra – Xia Yuan – Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research

Water and extremophile microbiome

Unravelling riverine microbial communities under wastewater treatment plant effluent discharge in large urban areas – Yang Huo – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Phages and viruses

Marine viruses discovered via metagenomics shed light on viral strategies throughout the oceans – Felipe H. Coutinho – Nature Communications

Science, publishing, and career

Jonathan Eisen named Faculty Director of the UC Davis Microbiome Initiative

June 28, 2017

Human vaginal microbiome

Vaginal seeding or vaginal microbial transfer from the mother to the cesarean born neonate: a commentary regarding clinical management – Thor Haahr – BJOG

Human gut microbiome

*Review: The resilience of the intestinal microbiota influences health and disease – Felix Sommer – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Other human microbiome

Urinary catheter-associated microbiota change in accordance with treatment and infection status – Laetitia Bossa – PLOS ONE

Dynamics of the Oral Microbiota as a Tool to Estimate Time Since Death – Joe Adserias Garriga – Molecular Oral Microbiology

Animal experiments

Tuftsin-Phosphorylcholine maintains normal gut microbiota in collagen induced arthritic mice – Hila Ben-Amram – Frontiers in Microbiology

Animal microbiome

The Diet and Gut Microbial Communities of Two Closely Related Combtooth Blennies, Chasmodes saburrae and Scartella cristata – Peter J. Hundt – Copeia

Variation in the microbiome of the urogenital tract of koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus) with and without “wet bottom” – Alistair R. Legione – bioRxiv

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Dominant Groups of Potentially Active Bacteria Shared by Barley Seeds become Less Abundant in Root Associated Microbiome – Luhua Yang – Frontiers in Plant Science

Understanding the variation of microbial community in heavy metals contaminated soil using high throughput sequencing – Honghong Guo – Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Root Hair Mutations Displace the Barley Rhizosphere Microbiota – Senga Robertson-Albertyn – Frontiers in Plant Science

*Review: Below-ground connections underlying above-ground food production: a framework for optimising ecological connections in the rhizosphere – Franciska T. de Vries – Journal of Ecology

Rhizosphere microorganisms affected by soil solarization and cover cropping in Capsicum annuum and Phaseolus lunatus agroecosystems – Nancy Kokalis-Burelle – Applied Soil Ecology

Bacterial community dynamics in the rhizosphere of a long-lived, leguminous shrub across a 40-year age sequence – Xiaofan Na – Journal of Soils and Sediments

Microbial populations of stony meteorites: Substrate controls on first colonisers – Alastair W. Tait – Frontiers in Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Microbial Diversity and Community Assembly across Environmental Gradients in Acid Mine Drainage – Wenkai Teng – Minerals

Abundance and Distribution of Microbial Cells and Viruses in an Alluvial Aquifer – Donald Pan – Frontiers in Microbiology

Metagenomics reveals niche partitioning within the phototrophic zone of a microbial mat – Jackson Z Lee – bioRxiv

Bioinformatics

Mixed Effect Dirichlet-Tree Multinomial for Longitudinal Microbiome Data and Weight Prediction – Yunfan Tang – arXiv

Segal’s Law, 16S rRNA gene sequencing, and the perils of foodborne pathogen detection within the American Gut Project – James B. Pettengill – PeerJ

Techniques

Assembly and Tracking of Microbial Community Development within a Microwell Array Platform – Andrea C. Timm – JOVE

June 6, 2017

Short digest today!
Events and jobs

R&D Scientist (Microbiome) – USANA – Salt Lake City, UT

Human respiratory microbiome

Temporal changes in the nasal microbiota and host antimicrobial responses to intranasal mupirocin decolonisation: Observations in healthy staphylococcal carriers – Su-Hsun Liu – bioRxiv

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Coordinated responses of soil communities to elevation in three subarctic vegetation types – G. F. (Ciska) Veen – Oikos

Water and extremophile microbiome

Impact of ferrous iron on microbial community of the biofilm in microbial fuel cells – Qian Liu – Frontiers in Microbiology

The deep-sea microbial community from the Amazonian Basin associated with oil degradation – Mariana E. Campeão – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbial community structure of deep-sea hydrothermal vents on the ultraslow spreading Southwest Indian Ridge – Jian Ding – Frontiers in Microbiology

Draft Genome Sequences of Thermophiles Isolated from Yates Shaft, a Deep-Subsurface Environment – Nitin K. Singh – Genome Announcements

Phages and viruses

Characterisation of the canine faecal virome in healthy dogs and dogs with acute diarrhoea using shotgun metagenomics – Paloma S. Moreno – PLOS ONE

Microbes in the news

Microbe from Yogurt Impedes Drug-Resistant Bacteria – Aggie Mika – The Scientist

May 13, 2017

Events and jobs

Microbiology/Molecular Biology/Wildlife Disease Technician: Wisconsin – USGS – National Wildlife Health Center

Sr. Associate, Quality Control Microbiology – Moderna

Staff Research Associate, Anaerobic Microbiology – UC Berkeley

General microbiome

Perspective: The Microbiome-Mitochondrion Connection: Common Ancestries, Common Mechanisms, Common Goals – Alfredo Franco-Obregón – mSystems

Human gut microbiome

Systemic sclerosis is associated with specific alterations in gastrointestinal microbiota in two independent cohorts – Elizabeth R Volkmann – BMJ Open Gastroenterology

Review: Microbiota: Clostridia protect from gut infections in early life – Irene Vacca – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Animal microbiome

The malleable gut microbiome of juvenile rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss): Diet-dependent shifts of bacterial community structures – Stéphanie Céline Michl – PLOS ONE

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Bacterial root microbiome of plants growing in oil sands reclamation covers – Eduardo Kovalski Mitter – Frontiers in Microbiology

Effect of Trichoderma harzianum on maize rhizosphere microbiome and biocontrol of Fusarium Stalk rot – Kandasamy Saravanakumar – Scientific Reports

Water and extremophile microbiome

Characterisation of Arctic Bacterial Communities in the Air above Svalbard – Lewis Cuthbertson – Biology

Diversity of bacteria and archaea from two shallow marine hydrothermal vents from Vulcano Island – Garabed Antranikian – Extremophiles

Unique and highly variable bacterial communities inhabiting the surface microlayer of an oligotrophic lake – Mylène Hugoni – Aquatic Microbial Ecology

Distribution and activity of benthic bacteria in four lakes in the Bory Tucholskie National Park (Poland) – Łukasz Kubera – Aquatic Microbial Ecology

Role of EPS, Dispersant and Nutrients on the Microbial Response and MOS Formation in the Subarctic Northeast Atlantic – Laura Duran Suja – Frontiers in Microbiology

Food microbiology

Impact of a Microbial Cocktail Used as a Starter Culture on Cocoa Fermentation and Chocolate Flavor – Igor Magalhães da Veiga Moreir – Molecules

Techniques

Harnessing the power of digital droplet PCR to conduct real-world microbial competitions – Helen A. Murphy – Molecular Ecology Resources

Microbes in the news

Lung microbiome – Sally Robertson – News-Medical.Net

Resistant Starch from Potatoes Offers Benefits to Gut Microbiome? – Michael Crane – Nutritional Outlook

Visualizing the Microbiome through Handmade Embroidery – Clara Rodríguez Fernández – labiotech

Microbes on the market

‘Imagine being able to edit the microbiome’ – TechAccel talks animal nutrition targeted innovation – Aerin Einstein-Curtis – Feed Navigator

Science, publishing, and career

Weill Cornell Aims For ‘Precision Metagenomics’ With Quantitative Computing – Neil Versel – GenomeWeb

May 6, 2017

Events and jobs

Trainee Microbiology Analyst – Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories

General microbiome

*Review: Optimizing methods and dodging pitfalls in microbiome research – Dorothy Kim – Microbiome

*Book: Dirt Is Good: The Advantage of Germs for Your Child’s Developing Immune System – Jack Gilbert, Rob Knight

Human gut microbiome

*Review: Ménage à trois in the human gut: interactions between host, bacteria and phages – Mohammadali Khan Mirzaei – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Animal microbiome

The functional microbiome of arthropods – Mauro Degli Esposti – PLOS ONE

A comparative study of gut microbiota profiles of earthworms fed in three different substrates – Dianfeng Liu – Symbiosis

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Breaking continuous potato cropping with legumes improves soil microbial communities, enzyme activities and tuber yield – Shuhao Qin – PLOS ONE

Study on the effect of soil beneficial microorganisms on the growth of kiwifruit – Huihe Li – Biomedical Research

Water and extremophile microbiome

Contribution of different bacterial dispersal sources to lakes: Population and community effects in different seasons – Jérôme Comte – Environmental Microbiology

*Review: The life sulfuric: microbial ecology of sulfur cycling in marine sediments – Kenneth Wasmund – Environmental Microbiology Reports

Fine stratification of microbial communities through a metagenomic profile of
the photic zone – Jose M. Haro-Moreno – bioRxiv

Probiotics / prebiotics

Effect of dietary supplementation with Lactobacillus acidophilus D2/CSL (CECT 4529) on caecum microbioma and productive performance in broiler chickens – Alessandra De Cesare – PLOS ONE

Bioinformatics

BusyBee Web: metagenomic data analysis by bootstrapped supervised binning and annotation – CC Laczny – Nucleic Acids Research

Techniques

*Highlight: How to see more: double hybridization to reveal ecological differentiation among close bacterial relatives – Stefan Bertilsson – Environmental Microbiology

Comparative analysis of the sensitivity of metagenomic sequencing and PCR to detect a biowarfare simulant (Bacillus atrophaeus) in soil samples – Delphine Plaire – PLOS ONE

Microbes in the news

The Invisible Secret That Will Change Your Skin Forever – Rachel Krause – Refinery29

Improve your skin microbiome – Cassie Shortsleeve – Furthermore

Dormant bacteria trapped in ice could be released by climate change – Alayna Treene – Axios

Microbes on the market

Commense Licenses UBC’s Microbiome Therapeutic for Preventing Childhood Asthma – Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

Bacteria Hysteria

Why Bacteria Are More Threatening Than Ever – Alice Park – Time

Science, publishing, and career

Infection and Immunity welcomes the new microbiology – Andreas J. Bäumler – Infection and Immunity