16 April, 2018

Today’s digest is packed with exciting research on links between gut microbiome and bone generation/development, also an interesting approach to fecal metabolome sampling

Gut Microbiome

Gut Microbiome and Bone.Ibáñez L. Joint Bone Spine

The protective effect of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium as the gut microbiota members against chronic urticaria.Rezazadeh A. International Immonopharmacology

Exposure to the gut microbiota drives distinct methylome and transcriptome changes in intestinal epithelial cells during postnatal development.Pan WH. Genome Medicine

Fecal Microbiome

Restoration of short chain fatty acid and bile acid metabolism following fecal microbiota transplantation in patients with recurrent Clostridium difficile infection.Seekatz AM. Anaerobe

Clostridium difficile stool shedding in infants hospitalized in two neonatal intensive care units is lower than previous point prevalence estimates using molecular diagnostic methods.Hines AG. BMC Pediatrics

 

Plant, Soil, and Water Microbiome

Metataxonomy and functionality of wood-tar degrading microbial consortia.Brusetti L. Journal of Hazardous Materials

In situ microbiota distinguished primary anthropogenic stressor in freshwater sediments.Xie Y. Environmental Pollution

Biogas production and microbial community properties during anaerobic digestion of corn stover at different temperatures.Liu C. Bioresource Technology

Cadmium exposure and <i>Sedum alfredii</i> planting interactions shape the bacterial community in rhizosphere of the hyperaccumulator plant. Hou D. Applied Environmental Microbiology

Animal Experiments and Microbiome

The effect of resistant starch (RS) on the bovine rumen microflora and isolation of RS-degrading bacteria. Jung DH. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Comparative biogeography of the gut microbiome between Jinhua and Landrace pigs.Xiao Y. Scientific Reports

Changes in the Rumen Epithelial Microbiota and Host Gene Expression of Cattle in Response to Alterations in Dietary Carbohydrate Composition.Petri RM. Applied Environmental Microbiology

Preprint

Mercury methylating microbial communities of boreal forest soils

Jingying Xu. bioRxiv

Techniques

Rat Fecal Metabolomics-Based Analysis.Deda O. Methods in Molecular Biology: Metabolic Profiling

Correction

Correction: <i>’Microbes in sport’ -The potential role of the gut microbiota in athlete health and performance</i>.British Journal of Sports Medicine

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15 April, 2018

Today’s digest features an interesting article on microbial resevoirs in an urban setting, and influence of sequencing depth in chareterising the resistome .

General Microbiome

Diversity of the midstream urine microbiome in adults with chronic kidney disease.Kramer H. International Urology and Nephrology

Oral/Gut Microbiome

Quantitative Assessment of Shotgun Metagenomics and 16S rDNA Amplicon Sequencing in the Study of Human Gut Microbiome.Laudadio I. OMICS

The role of the gut microbiota in the pathology and prevention of liver disease.Altamirano-Barrera A. Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry

Effects of green tea on miRNA and microbiome of oral epithelium.Adami GR. Scientific Reports

Plant, Soils, and Water Microbiome

High-throughput sequencing reveals microbial communities in drinking water treatment sludge from six geographically distributed plants, including potentially toxic cyanobacteria and pathogens.Xu H. Science of Total Environment

Urban park soil microbiomes are a rich reservoir of natural product biosynthetic diversity.Charlop-Powers Z. PNAS

Structure and co-occurrence patterns in microbial communities under acute environmental stress reveal ecological factors fostering resilience.Mandakovic D. Scientific Reports

Multivariate relationships between microbial communities and environmental variables during co-composting of sewage sludge and agricultural waste in the presence of PVP-AgNPs.Zhang L. Bioresources Technology

Animal Experiments and Microbiome

Gut microbiota recovery and immune response in ampicillin-treated mice.Castro-Mejía JL. Research in Veterinary Sciences

When the Nose Doesn’t Know: Canine Olfactory Function Associated With Health, Management, and Potential Links to Microbiota.Jenkins EK. Frontiers in Veterinary Sciences

Resistome

Microbiota transplantation and/or CRISPR-Cas in the battle against antimicrobial resistance.Vila J. Clinical Microbiology and Infection

Impact of sequencing depth on the characterization of the microbiome and resistome.Zaheer R. Scientific Reports

April 13, 2018

Today’s digest is short and sweet, but includes exciting science that explores how a vegan diet modulates the gut microbiome and new techniques for detection of DNA SNIPs.

General Microbiome

Effect of nisin on microbiome-brain-gut axis neurochemicals by Escherichia coli-induced diarrhea in mice.Jia Z. Microbial Pathogenesis

Food for Gut: Microbiota Fuels Immune Reconstitution after BMT.Simms-Waldrip TR. Cell Host and Microbe

 

Oral/Gut Microbiome

Small Intestine Microbiota Regulate Host Digestive and Absorptive Adaptive Responses to Dietary Lipids.Martinez-Guryn K. Cell Host and Microbe

Impact of a vegan diet on the human salivary microbiota. Hansen TH. Scientific Reports

 

Plant, Soils, and Water Microbiome

Bacterial communities of four adjacent fresh lakes at different trophic status. Ji B. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Insights to plant-microbe interactions provide opportunities to improve resistance breeding against root diseases in grain legumes.Wille L. Plant, Cell and Environment

Nitrogen enrichment suppresses other environmental drivers and homogenizes salt marsh leaf microbiome.Daleo P. Ecology

Different Recovery Processes of Soil Ammonia Oxidizers from Flooding Disturbance.Ye F. Microbial Ecology

d-Amino Acids Are Exuded by Arabidopsis thaliana Roots to the Rhizosphere.Hener C, Hummel S. International Journal of Molecular Sciences

 

Animal Microbiome and Experiments

Characterization of the ruminal fermentation and microbiome in lambs supplemented with hydrolysable and condensed tannins.Salami SA. FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Metagenomic discovery of novel enzymes and biosurfactants in a slaughterhouse biofilm microbial community.Thies S. Scientific Reports

Pasture Feeding Changes the Bovine Rumen and Milk Metabolome.O’Callaghan TF. Metabolites

Microbial metabolites, short-chain fatty acids, restrain tissue bacterial load, chronic inflammation, and associated cancer in the colon of mice.Kim M. European Journal of Immunology

Molecular diversity of the faecal microbiota of Toy Poodles in Japan.Omatsu T. Journal of Veterinary Medicine

Techniques

SIPSim: A Modeling Toolkit to Predict Accuracy and Aid Design of DNA-SIP Experiments.Youngblut ND. Frontiers in Microbiology

February 4, 2018

Today’s digest is full of exciting papers and a great think piece on the questionable research practices.

General Microbiome

REVIEW:The impact of human activities and lifestyles on the interlinked microbiota and health of humans and of ecosystems. Flandroy L. Science of The Total Environment

REVIEW: Designer microbiomes for environmental, energy and health biotechnology. Strous M. Current Opinion in Microbiology

Microbiome and atrial fibrillation. Mishima RS. International Journal of Cardiology

Gut Microbiome 

REVIEW:Role of gut microbiota and oxidative stress in the progression of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease to hepatocarcinoma: Current and innovative therapeutic approaches. Borrelli A. Redox Biology

Prebiotics/Probiotics

In vitro digestibility and prebiotic potential of curdlan (1 → 3)-β-d-glucan oligosaccharides in Lactobacillus species. Shi Y. Carbohydrate Polymers

No appendix necessary: Fecal transplants and antibiotics can resolve Clostridium difficile infection. Joshi T. Journal of Theoretical Biology.

Preprint

Evidence of independent acquisition and adaption of ultra-small bacteria to human hosts across the highly diverse yet reduced genomes of the phylum Saccharibacteria. McLean JS. bioRxiv

Ethical Shades of Gray: Questionable Research Practices in Health Professions Education. Artino AR. bioRxiv

Plant, Soil, and Water Microbiome

Biogeography and ecological processes affecting root-associated bacterial communities in soybean fields across China. Zhang B. Science of The Total Environment

Shift in the microbial community composition of surface water and sediment along an urban river. Wang L. Science of The Total Environment

REVIEW:Veterinary antibiotics (VAs) contamination as a global agro-ecological issue: A critical view. Kuppusamy S. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment

Rubber plantation ageing controls soil biodiversity after land conversion from cassava. Peerawat M. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment

Animal Experiment and Microbiome  

Gut microbiota modulates alcohol withdrawal-induced anxiety in mice. Xiao HW. Toxicology Letters

 Microbes in the News

Mosquitoes infected with bacteria to make them infertile released in battle against viruses.

-The Independent

Computer models reveal best way to kill deadly bacteria

        -Phys.Org

Bacteria produce gold by digesting toxic metals

-Phys.Org

SA start-up tackles deadly global bacteria

-SBS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 3, 2018

Today’s digest is short, but has exciting reads on how machine learning is improving prediction of antibiotic resistance genes.

General Microbiome

Construction of Effective Minimal Active Microbial Consortia for Lignocellulose Degradation. Puentes-Téllez PE. Microbial Ecology

Review: Role of antimicrobial peptides in controlling symbiotic bacterial populations. Mergaert P. Natural Product Reports

Evaluation of the ability of commercial wine yeasts to form biofilms (mats) and adhere to plastic: implications for the microbiota of the winery environment.Tek EL. FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Gut Microbiome

The mechanistic link between health and gut microbiota diversity.Larsen OFA. Scientific Reports

REVIEW:The Role of Gut Microbiome and Associated Metabolome in the Regulation of Neuroinflammation in Multiple Sclerosis and Its Implications in Attenuating Chronic Inflammation in Other Inflammatory and Autoimmune Disorders.Dopkins N. Immunology

Plant, Soil, and Water Microbiome

Lithobiontic life: “Atacama rocks are well and alive”. Gómez-Silva B.Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek

Contrasting patterns of the bacterial and archaeal communities in a high-elevation river in northwestern China. Hu Y. Journal of Microbiology

Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi and Plant Chemical Defence: Effects of Colonisation on Aboveground and Belowground Metabolomes. Hill EM. Journal of Chemical Ecology

Comparison of plants with C3 and C4 carbon fixation pathways for remediation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon contaminated soils. Sivaram AK. Scientific Reports

Soda pans of the Pannonian steppe harbor unique bacterial communities adapted to multiple extreme conditions. Szabó A. Exremophiles

The effects of glyphosate, glufosinate, paraquat and paraquat-diquat on soil microbial activity and bacterial, archaeal and nematode diversity.Dennis PG. Scientific Reports

Soil commensal rhizobia promote Rhizobium etli nodulation efficiency through CinR-mediated quorum sensing. Miao J. Archives of Microbiology

Distribution of thermophilic endospores in a temperate estuary indicate that dispersal history structures sediment microbial communities.Bell E. Environmental Microbiology

Animal Experiments and Microbiome

Age-associated microbiome shows the giant panda lives on hemicelluloses, not on cellulose. Zhang W. ISME Journal

Increased productivity in poultry birds by sub-lethal dose of antibiotics is arbitrated by selective enrichment of gut microbiota, particularly short-chain fatty acid producers. Banerjee S. Microbiology

Whole metagenome sequencing reveals links between mosquito microbiota and insecticide resistance in malaria vectors. Dada N. Scientific Reports

Virome

The virome of the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus Gigaspora margarita reveals the first report of DNA fragments corresponding to replicating non-retroviral RNA viruses in Fungi.Turina M. Environmental Microbiology

Techniques/Protocols

DeepARG: a deep learning approach for predicting antibiotic resistance genes from metagenomic data.Arango-Argoty G. Microbiome

February 2, 2018

Today’s digest is full of exciting microbiome papers and brilliant reviews, including an update on the Human Microbiome Project.

 

General Microbiome

Toward an integrative molecular approach to wildlife disease. DeCandia AL. Conservation Biology

Opinions: Genome watch: Keeping tally in the microbiome.Almeida A. Nature Reviews Microbiology

REVIEW: Cancer immunotherapy in 2017: The breakthrough of the microbiota.Kroemer G. Nature Reviews Immunology

BACTERIOPHAGES OF THE URINARY MICROBIOME.Miller-Ensminger T. Journla of Bacteriology

Gut Microbiome

REVIEW: Influence of functional food components on gut health.Wan MLY. Critical Reviews on Food Science and Nutrition

REVIEW:Gut Microbiota and the Neuroendocrine System. Farzi A. Neurotherapeutics.

Gut as an emerging organ for the treatment of diabetes.Haluzik M. Journal of Endocrinology

Human Microbiome Project

Host genetic variation and its microbiome interactions within the Human Microbiome Project.Kolde R. Genome Medicine

 Skin Microbiome

Commensal microbiota modulate gene expression in the skin.Meisel JS. Microbiome

Plant, Soil, and Water Microbiome

Effect of light wavelength on hot spring microbial mat biodiversity.Nishida A. PLos One

Temperature and nutrients as drivers of microbially mediated arsenic oxidation and removal from acid mine drainage. Tardy V. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Microbial Diversity of Hypersaline Sediments from Lake Lucero Playa in White Sands National Monument, New Mexico, USA.Sirisena KA. Microbial Ecology

Influence of Darkness and Aging on Marine and Freshwater Biofilm Microbial Communities Using Microcosm Experiments. Hede N. Microbial Ecology

REVIEW:Rhizobia: from saprophytes to endosymbionts.Poole P. Nature Reviews Microbiology

Differential depth distribution of microbial function and putative symbionts through sediment-hosted aquifers in the deep terrestrial subsurface.Probst AJ, Ladd B. Nature Microbiology

Inorganic carbon addition stimulates snow algae primary productivity.Hamilton TL. ISME Journal

Integrated multi-omic analysis of host-microbiota interactions in acute oak decline. Broberg M.Microbiome

Microbes participated in macrophyte leaf litters decomposition in freshwater habitat. Zhao B. FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Animal Microbiome and Experiments

Comparison of Microbial Communities in Swine Manure at Various Temperatures and storage times. Lim JS. Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Science

Effects of dietary fiber levels on cecal microbiota composition in geese.Li Y. Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Science

Planktonic microbial profiling in water samples from a Brazilian Amazonian reservoir. Cabral BCA. Microbiology Open

Impact of beneficial bacteria supplementation on the gut microbiota, colony development and productivity of Apis mellifera L.Alberoni D. Beneficial Microbes

Gut microbiota modulates type I interferon and antibody-mediated immune responses in chickens infected with influenza virus subtype H9N2.Yitbarek A. Beneficial Microbes

The Inner Workings of the Outer Surface: Skin and Gill Microbiota as Indicators of Changing Gut Health in Yellowtail Kingfish. Legrand TPRA. Frontiers in Microbiology

Antiobitics

Antibiotics Disturb the Microbiome and Increase the Incidence of Resistance Genes in the Gut of a Common Soil Collembolan.Zhu D. Environmental Science and Technology

January 17, 2018

In today’s digest, a review of the skin microbiome and a brilliant article on role of microbes in plant speciation. Lastly, the microbiome of the ever impressive water bear.

General Microbiome

Editorial: Special Issue on ‘Microbe-host interactions’.Hammerschmidt S. FEBS Letters.

Review: The stress concept in gastroenterology: from Selye to today.Elsenbruch S. F1000 Research

Review:Role of human microbiome and selected bacterial infections in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis. Roszyk E. Reumatologia

Gut Microbiome

Review: Non-digestible carbohydrates in infant formula as substitution for human milk oligosaccharide functions: Effects on microbiota and gut maturation.Akkerman R. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition

Review: Diet, Gut Microbiota, and Colorectal Cancer Prevention: A Review of Potential Mechanisms and Promising Targets for Future Research.Song M. Current Colorectal Cancer Reports

Skin Microbiome

Review: The human skin microbiome. Byrd AL. Nature Reviews Microbiology

Anal Microbiome

Is there a link between aging and microbiome diversity in exceptional mammalian longevity? Hughes GM. PeerJ

Plant, Soil, and Water Microbiome

Out of sight, but no longer out of mind – towards an increased recognition of the role of soil microbes in plant speciation.Geml J. New Phytologist.

Investigating the Microbial Degradation Potential in Oil Sands Fluid Fine Tailings Using Gamma Irradiation: A Metagenomic Perspective.VanMensel D. Microbial Ecology

Animan Experiments and Microbiome

The Microbial Community of Tardigrades: Environmental Influence and Species Specificity of Microbiome Structure and Composition.Vecchi M, Newton ILG, Cesari M. Microbial Ecology

Peracetic acid disinfection kinetics for combined sewer overflows: indicator organisms, antibiotic resistance genes, and microbial community.Eramo A. Environmental Science: Water Research and Technology

Protocol

Oral Microbiome Characterization in Murine Models. Abusleme L. Bio-protocol

Microbes in the NEWS

Can Probiotics Improve the Gut Flora and Reduce Complications after Surgery?

-Medical News Bulletin