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

January 18, 2017

Biogeographical patterns and assembly processes of bacterial on glaciers. And, a critical review of interactions between central nervous system and microbiota during health and neurological disease.

● Hospital microbiome

Microbiota-targeted therapies on the intensive care unit. Haak, BW . Current opinions in Critical Care

● Human microbiome and nervous system

Review: Interactions between the microbiota, immune and nervous systems in health and disease. Thomas C Fung.Nature Neuroscience

● Human gut microbiome

A fibrolytic potential in the human ileum mucosal microbiota revealed by functional metagenomic. Patrascu O. Scientific Report

Fecal microbiota transplantation to fight Clostridium difficile infections and other intestinal diseases. Moelling, K. Bacteriophage

● Animal experiments 

Pepsin egg white hydrolysate modulates gut microbiota in Zucker obese rats. Requena T. Food & Function

Effect of early antibiotic administration on cecal bacterial communities and their metabolic profiles in pigs fed diets with different protein levels. Zhang C. Anaerobe

● Animal microbiome 

Fiber degradation potential of natural co-cultures of Neocallimastix frontalis and Methanobrevibacter ruminantium isolated from yaks (Bos grunniens) grazing on the Qinghai Tibetan Plateau. Wei YQ. Anaerobe

Gut microbiota isolated from the European pond turtle (Emys orbicularis) and its antimicrobial resistance. Ruzauskas M. Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences

● Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Restoration using Azolla imbricata increases nitrogen functional bacterial groups and genes in soil. Xiao-Ming Lu. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Ectomycorrhizal fungal diversity associated with endemic Tristaniopsis spp. (Myrtaceae) in ultramafic and volcano-sedimentary soils in New Caledonia. Waseem M. Mycorrhiza

Diversity and Assembling Processes of Bacterial Communities in Cryoconite Holes of a Karakoram Glacier.Ambrosini, R.Microbial Ecology

● Water and extremophile microbiome 

Bacterial community structure and prevalence of Pusillimonas-like bacteria in aged landfill leachate. Remmas, N. Environmental Science and Pollution Research