May 28, 2017

Today’s digest includes great reviews on plant-microbe interactions and microbial individual-based ecology (μIBEd).  Lastly, a paper looking at approaches to understanding phage niches.

General Microbiome and Microbiology

Bacterial colonization and succession in a newly opened hospital. Lax S. Science Translational Medicine

Human gut microbiome

Review: Gut microbiota and host defense in critical illness. Jacobs MC. Correct Opinions in Critical Care

Microbiota-gut-brain axis and the central nervous system. Zhu X. Oncotarget

Distinctive microbiomes and metabolites linked with weight loss after gastric bypass, but not gastric banding. Ilhan ZE. ISME Journal

Gut Microbiota: Potential for a Unifying Hypothesis for Prevention and Treatment of Hypertension. Qi Y. Circulation Research

Human microbiome and immune system

Cerebrovascular malformations: Microbiota promotes cerebral cavernous malformations. Ridler C. Nature Review Neurology

Microbiota in T-cell homeostasis and inflammatory diseases. Lee N. Experimental and Molecular Medicine

Microbiota modulation counteracts Alzheimer’s disease progression influencing neuronal proteolysis and gut hormones plasma levels. Bonfili L. Scientific Reports

Animal and insect microbiome

Abiotic and Biotic Factors Regulating Inter-Kingdom Engagement between Insects and Microbe Activity on Vertebrate Remains. Jordan HR. Insects

Microbiome modelling

Review: Advancing microbial sciences by individual-based modelling. Hellweger FL. Nature Reviews Microbiology

Plant, soil, and air microbiome

Ecological effects of soil properties and metal concentrations on the composition and diversity of microbial communities associated with land use patterns in an electronic waste recycling region. Wu W. Science of the Total Environment

Metatranscriptomic analysis of prokaryotic communities active in sulfur and arsenic cycling in Mono Lake, California, USA. Edwardson CF. ISME Journal

Review: Ancestral alliances: Plant mutualistic symbioses with fungi and bacteria. Martin FM. Science

Review: Dimensions of biodiversity in the Earth mycobiome.Peay GY. Nature Reviews Microbiology

Experimental soil warming shifts the fungal community composition at the alpine treeline. Solly EF. New Phytologist

Virology

Metagenomic Approaches to Assess Bacteriophages in Various Environmental Niches. Hayes S. Virus

Bacteriophage transfer during faecal microbiota transplantation in <i>Clostridium difficile</i> infection is associated with treatment outcome. Zuo T. Gut Microbiota

May 23, 2017

Today’s microbiome is packed with thought-provoking insights from the status of Microbiology today and in-depth look at what is REALLY in our drinking water.

General Microbiome and Microbiology

Big Questions in Microbiology Mizrahi V. Cell

Human gut microbiome

Uncovering the trimethylamine-producing bacteria of the human gut microbiota. Rath S. Microbiome

The effects of micronutrient deficiencies on bacterial species from the human gut microbiota.Hibberd MC. Science Translational Medicine

Human microbiome and immune system

Potential Impact of Nutrition on Immune System Recovery from Heavy Exertion: A Metabolomics Perspective.Nieman DC. Nutrients

Animal and insect microbiome

Major changes in microbial diversity and community composition across gut sections of a juvenile Panchlora cockroach. Gontang EA. Plus One

A metagenomic approach to discover a novel β-glucosidase from bovine rumensSuwan E. Pure and Applied Chemistry, 2017

Plant, soil, and air microbiome

Tomato root microbiota and Phytophthora parasitica-associated disease. Larousse M. Microbiome

Distance decay relationships in foliar fungal endophytes are driven by rare taxa. Oono R. Environmental Microbiology

Carbon‐driven enrichment of the crucial nitrate reducing bacteria in limed peat soil microcosms. Zhu Y. Letters in applied Microbiology

Using community trait-distributions to assign microbial responses to pH changes and Cd in forest soils treated with wood ash. Cruz-Paredes C. Soil Biology and Biochemistry.

Inland waters and ocean microbiome

Stable microbial communities in the sponge Crambe crambe from inside and outside a polluted Mediterranean harbor.Gantt SE.FEMS Microbiology Letters.

Nutrient stoichiometry shapes microbial community structure in a shallow evaporitic pondLee ZMP.  Frontiers in Microbiology

Impact of drinking water treatment and distribution on the microbiome continuum: an ecological disturbance’s perspective. Zhang Y. Environmental Microbiology

Faecal microbiome 

Changes in microbial ecology after fecal microbiota transplantation for recurrent C. difficile infection affected by underlying inflammatory bowel disease.Khanna S. Microbiome

Probiotics

Antioxidant Properties of Probiotic Bacteria. Wang Y. Nutrients

 STUDYING HOST-MICROBIOTA MUTUALISM USING GNOTOBIOTIC DROSOPHILA. Ma D.Old Herborn University Seminar Monograph 30

Virology

Pre-Symptomatic Diagnosis of Ebola Virus Infection. Navalkar K. Emerging disease and Virology   2017

Succession in the petroleum reservoir microbiome through an oil field production lifecycle.Vigneron A. The ISME Journal

Preprint 

Metabarcoding monitoring analysis: the pros and cons of using co-extracted environmental DNA and RNA data to assess offshore oil production impacts on benthic communities. Laroche O. PeerJ

May 9, 2017

Today’s digest is full of exciting papers that look at how climate change is influencing the gut microbiome of lizards, biogeography of bacteria along the Amazon river, lastly how going to the gym might be bad for you.

Human gut microbiome

Preprint : The Landscape Of Type VI Secretion Across Human Gut Microbiomes Reveals Its Role In Community Composition. Verster A. bioRxiv

Ocean, river, and stream microbiome

Disentangling multi‐scale environmental effects on stream microbial communities. Jyrkänkallio‐Mikkola J. Journal of Biogeography

Bacterial biogeography across the Amazon river-ocean continuum  Doherty M. Frontiers in Microbiology

Spatial variation of microbial communities in sediments along the environmental gradients from Xiaoqing River to Laizhou Bay.   Yu SX.  Marine Pollution Bulletin

The impact of long-term water level draw-down on microbial biomass: A comparative study from two peatland sites with different nutrient status Mpamah PA. European Journal of Soil Biology

The metabolic potential of the single cell genomes obtained from the Challenger Deep, Mariana Trench within the Candidate Superphylum Parcubacteria (OD1). León‐Zayas. Environmental Microbiology

Plant, soil, and air microbiome

Postmortem microbial communities in burial soil layers of skeletonized humans. Thomas TB. Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine

Metagenomic Analysis of Bacterial Communities in the Rhizosphere of Leguminous Crops and Trees. Ahrenhoerster C. The FASEB Journal

Animal gut microbiome

Can fecal samples be used to inform about microbial communities of the equine hindgut? Reed KJ. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science

Normal variation and changes over time in the equine intestinal microbiome Martin EJ. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science

Climate warming reduces gut microbiota diversity in a vertebrate ectotherm. Bestion E. Nature:Ecology and Evolution

Effect of dietary supplementation with Lactobacillus acidophilus D2/CSL (CECT 4529) on caecum microbioma and productive performance in broiler chickens De Cesare A. PLoS One

Biotechnology 

Editorial Petroleum Microbial Biotechnology: Challenges and Prospects Ismail WA.Frontiers in Microbiology

Antibiotic 

Networks of exchanging antibiotic resistance between environmental, commensal, and pathogenic microbes Dantas G- The FASEB Journal

Extreme environment 

Decoupling of microbial carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus cycling in response to extreme temperature events Mooshammer M. Science Advances

Faecal microbiome 

pH-Mediated Microbial and Metabolic Interactions in Fecal Enrichment Cultures Ilhan ZE. mSpehere

Anemia During Infancy Affects the Fecal Microbiome and Fecal and Serum Metabolomes McClorry S. The FASEB Journal

Microbes in the news

Southern California beaches get bacteria warnings after rain

Monterey County Herald

The Amount Of Bacteria On Gym Equipment Will Make Sure You Never Forget To Wipe Down The Elliptical Again

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April 20, 2017

Today’s digest is full of interesting articles on the influence of microbes on chronic diseases, and an interesting article on machine learning predictions of soil microbiomes.

Human gut microbiome

The gut microbiota as a modulator of innate immunity during melioidosis. Lankelma JM. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases

Apropos: ‘Gut Microbiota Differences in Children From Distinct Socioeconomic Levels Living in the 1 Same Urban Area in Brazil’. Waugh S. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

Review: Microbiota: Diet can protect against type 1 diabetes. Kugelberg E. Nature Review Immunology

Changes in Composition of the Gut Bacterial Microbiome after Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for Recurrent <i>Clostridium difficile</i> Infection in a Pediatric Heart Transplant Patient. Flannigan KL. Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine

Understanding the Gut Microbiota in Inflammatory and Functional Gastrointestinal Diseases. Sundin J. Psychosomatic Medicine

Review: Gut Microbiota Modulation and Its Relationship with Obesity Using Prebiotic Fibers and Probiotics: A Review. Dahiya DK. Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbiota, Environment and Diet. de Morais MB. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

Human lung microbiome

Lung Homeostasis: Influence of Age, Microbes, and the Immune System. Lloyd CM. Immunity

Human microbiome and immune system

Homeostatic Immunity and the Microbiota. Belkaid Y. Immunity

Review: Regionalized Development and Maintenance of the Intestinal Adaptive Immune Landscape. Agace WW. Immunity

Human vaginal microbiome

Antimicrobial Compounds Produced by Vaginal <i>Lactobacillus crispatus</i> Are Able to Strongly Inhibit <i>Candida albicans</i> Growth, Hyphal Formation and Regulate Virulence-related Gene Expressions. Wang S. Frontiers of Microbiology

Human liver microbiome 

β-Klotho deficiency protects against obesity through a crosstalk between liver, microbiota, and brown adipose tissue. Somm E. JCI Insight

Animal and insect microbiome

Honeybee gut microbiota promotes host weight gain via bacterial metabolism and hormonal signaling. Zheng H. PNAS.

Comparative Analysis of the Gut Microbial Communities in Forest and Alpine Musk Deer Using High-Throughput Sequencing. Hu X. Frontiers of Microbiology

Mosquito Microbiome Dynamics, a Background for Prevalence and Seasonality of West Nile Virus. Novakova E. Frontiers of Microbiology

Newer Insights into the Antidiarrheal Effects of Acacia catechu Willd. Extract in Guinea Pig.Micucci M. Journal of Medicinal Food

Plant, soil, and air microbiome

Elevated Air Humidity Changes Soil Bacterial Community Structure in the Silver Birch Stand.Truu M. Frontiers of Microbiology

Distance-dependent varieties of microbial community structure and metabolic functions in the rhizosphere of Sedum alfredii Hance during phytoextraction of a cadmium-contaminated soil. Yang W. Environmental science and pollution research

Metagenome-Wide Association Study and Machine Learning Prediction of Bulk Soil Microbiome and Crop Productivity. Chang HX. Frontiers of Microbiology

Origin-Dependent Variations in the Atmospheric Microbiome Community in Eastern Mediterranean Dust Storms.Gat D. Environmental science and technology

Faecal microbiome 

Fecal microbiota transplantation is a rescue treatment modality for refractory ulcerative colitis. Uygun A. Medicine (Baltimore)

Probiotics

Mismatch between Probiotic Benefits in Trials versus Food Products. Scourboutakos MJ. Nutrients

April 9, 2017

Today’s digest features interesting research on how keystone microbial taxa regulate invasion of pathogens in agricultural systems. Also, interesting pre-print on how the gut microbiome influences the lifespan of fish.

Human gut microbiome

De novo assembly of microbial genomes from human gut metagenomes using barcoded short read sequences. Moss. E. Biorxiv

Review: Updating on Gut Microbiota and its Relationship with the Occurrence of Necrotizing Enterocolitis (Review). Hosny, M. Human Microbiome Journal

Supplementation of Diet with Galacto-oligosaccharides Increases Bifidobacteria, but not Insulin Sensitivity, in Obese Prediabetic Individuals. Canfora, E. Gastroenterology

Independence of Gut Bacterial Content and Neonatal Necrotizing Enterocolitis Severity Barron, LK. Journal of Pediatric Surgery

Evaluation of the impact of gut microbiota on uremic solute accumulation by a CE-TOFMS–based metabolomics approach. Mishima, E.Kidney International

Human skin microbiome

Semi-automated quantitative analysis of the human skin microbiome diversity  Kumagai, C. Journal of Dermatological Science

Human Skin Is the Largest Epithelial Surface for Interaction with Microbes. Gallo, R. Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Human milk microbiome

Human milk microbiome in urban and rural populations of India Yati, H. Meta Gene

Molecular Insight into Evolution of Symbiosis between Breast-Fed Infants and a Member of the Human Gut Microbiome Bifidobacterium longum.Yamada, C. Cell Chemical Biology

Food  microbiome

Microbial metabolites derived from colonic fermentation of non-digestible compounds. Tabernero, M. Current Opinion in Food Science

High relative humidity pre-harvest reduces post-harvest proliferation of Salmonella in tomatoes . Devleesschauwer, B. Food Microbiology

Plant and soil microbiome

Keystone microbial taxa regulate the invasion of a fungal pathogen in agro-ecosystems. Trivedi, P. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 

In-depth analysis of core methanogenic communities from high elevation permafrost-affected wetlands. Yang, S. Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Strigolactones in Plant Interactions with Beneficial and Detrimental Organisms: The Yin and Yang. López-Ráez, JA. Trends in Plant Science

Animal microbiome

Regulation of Life Span by the Gut Microbiota in The Short-Lived African Turquoise Killifish. Smith, P. Biorxiv

Factors influencing ruminal bacterial community diversity and composition and microbial fibrolytic enzyme abundance in lactating dairy cows with a focus on the role of active dry yeast. AlZahal, O. Journal of Dairy Science

Organochloride pesticides modulated gut microbiota and influenced bile acid metabolism in mice. Liu, Q. Environmental Pollution

Growth performance of the very small rotifer Proales similis is more dependent on proliferating bacterial community than the bigger rotifer Brachionus rotundiformis. Le, DVB.  Aquaculture

Evidence of Campylobacter jejuni reduction in broilers with early synbiotic administration Baffoni, L. International Journal of Food Microbiology

Raspberry pomace alters cecal microbial activity and reduces secondary bile acids in rats fed a high-fat diet. Fotschki, B.The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry

Rumen microbial and fermentation characteristics are affected differently by acarbose addition during two nutritional types of simulated severe subacute ruminal acidosis in vitro. Wang, Y. Anaerobe.

Metabolomics 

Targeting aggression in severe mental illness: The predictive role of genetic, epigenetic, and metabolomic markers   Manchia, M. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry

Prebiotics/Probiotics 

A three-stage continuous culture approach to study the impact of probiotics, prebiotics and fat intake on faecal microbiota relevant to an over 60 s population. Liu. Y.Journal of Functional Foods

 

March 27, 2017

Exploring life within the biofilm and how free-living microbes thrive, and focus on life history patterns of symbionts. Finally, big dairy (Parmalat- South Africa)  was found guilty of repeatedly hiding serious infections (Salmonella and Listeria,)from their consumers.

General microbiome

Biofilm formation enables free-living nitrogen-fixing rhizobacteria to fix nitrogen under aerobic conditions.

Wang D. ISME Journal

Symbiont Acquisition and Replacement as a Source of Ecological Innovation.

Sudakaran S. Trends in Microbiology

Distinct succession patterns of abundant and rare bacteria in temporal microcosms with pollutants.

Jiao S. Environmental Pollution

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Human gut microbiome

Early-life origin of intestinal inflammatory disorders.

Ley D. Nutrition Reviews

From mystery to mechanism: Can proteomics build systems-level understanding of our gut microbes?

Gonzalez CG. Expert Reviews of Proteomics

Human oral microbiome

Circadian oscillations of microbial and functional composition in the human salivary microbiome.

Takayasu L. DNA Research

Comparison of Boiling and Robotics Automation Method in DNA Extraction for Metagenomic Sequencing of Human Oral Microbes.

Yamagishi J.PLoS One.

Water, estuarine and marine microbiome

Integrated metabolism in sponge-microbe symbiosis revealed by genome-centered metatranscriptomics.

Moitinho-Silva L. ISME Journal

Are Oligotypes Meaningful Ecological and Phylogenetic Units? A Case Study of Microcystis in Freshwater Lakes.

Berry MA. Frontiers in Microbiology

Shotgun metagenomic sequencing reveals freshwater beach sands as reservoir of bacterial pathogens.

Mohiuddin MM. Water Research

Symbiosis and microbiome flexibility in calcifying benthic foraminifera of the Great Barrier Reef.

Prazeres M. Microbiome

Farm animal microbiome

Effects of dietary rapeseed meal supplementation on cecal microbiota in laying hens with different flavin-containing monooxygenase 3 genotypes.

Long C. Poultry Science

A distinct bacterial dysbiosis associated skin inflammation in ovine footrot.

Maboni G. Scientific Reports

Pasture flock chicken cecal microbiome responses to prebiotics and plum fiber feed amendments.

Park SH. Poultry Science

Respiratory system microbiome

Dendritic cell expression of the signaling molecule TRAF6 is required for immune tolerance in the lung.

Han D. International Immunology

Eukaryote microbiome

UniEuk: Time to Speak a Common Language in Protistology!

Berney C. The Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology

Animal microbiome

Colonization by non-pathogenic bacteria alters mRNA expression of cytochromes P450 in originally germ-free mice.

Jourová L. Folia Microbiologica

Gut microbiome-related metabolic changes in plasma of antibiotic-treated rats.

Behr C. Archives of Toxicology

Indoor microbiome

Hospital microbial surface colonization revealed during monitoring of Klebsiella spp., Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and non-tuberculous mycobacteria.

Geadas Farias P. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek

Microbes in the news

Parmalat hides bacteria infections

-News24

Indians find a new bacterial target for drug development

-The Hindu

March 6, 2017

Interesting articles on the how the interactions between bacteria and fungi influence N cycling in soils. Also, fecal sample collection methods influence microbial community structure.

General microbiome

The National Biome Initiative: An Allergy Perspective. Furuta GT. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

The Microbiome in Allergic Disease: Current Understanding and Future Opportunities – 2017 PRACTALL Document of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology and the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Huang YJ. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Oral and nasal microbiome

Community analysis of dental plaque and endotracheal tube biofilms from mechanically ventilated patients.      Marino PJ. Journal of Critical Care

Oral and nasal microbiota in Parkinson’s disease. Pereira PA. Parkinsonism and Related Disorders

Gut microbiome

The effect of omeprazole treatment on the gut microflora and neutrophil function. Kostrzewska M. Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Bacterial interactions and implications for oil biodegradation process in mangrove sediments. Grativol AD. Marine Pollution Bulletin

Quantifying the importance of the rare biosphere for microbial community response to organic pollutants in a freshwater ecosystem. Wang Y. Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Probiotics

Probiotic treatment reduces depressive-like behaviour in rats independently of diet. Abildgaard A. Psychoneuroendocrinology

Techniques

Comparison of fecal collection methods for microbiota studies in Bangladesh. Vogtmann E. Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

How interacting fungal species and mineral nitrogen inputs affect transfer of nitrogen from litter via arbuscular mycorrhizal mycelium. He Y. Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Salmonella Senftenberg adaptation to linalool and its association with antibiotic resistance and environmental persistence. Hollander K. Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Fungal and bacterial contributions to nitrogen cycling in cheatgrass-invaded and uninvaded native sagebrush soils of the western USA.  DeCrappeo NM. Plant and Soil

Native soil organic matter as a decisive factor to determine the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal community structure in contaminated soils. Montiel-Rozas. Biology and Fertility of Soils