December 11, 2017

Today’s digest is quiet a treat- A microbiome survey of emergency medical service personnel (EMS), a Python release of Mothur, and a global recall of baby formula over contamination scares ( Lactalis )

General Microbiome

 The Emergency Medical Service Microbiome. Hudson AJ. Applied Environmental Microbiology

 Human Gut Microbiome

Towards utilization of the human genome and microbiome for personalized nutrition. Bashiardes S. Current Opinions in Biotechnology

Gut microbial profile analysis by MiSeq sequencing of pancreatic carcinoma patients in China. Ren Z. Oncotarget.

Lung Microbiome

The distal airway microbiome after lung transplantation: A driver of immune regulation? Mitchell AB. Journal of Heart and Lung Transplant

Plant, water, and soil microbiome

 Microbial communities in natural rubber coagula during maturation: impacts on technological properties of dry natural rubber. Salomez M. Journal of Applied Microbiology

Microbial ecology of the Agaricus bisporus mushroom cropping process.McGee CF. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

A new niche for anoxygenic phototrophs as endoliths. Roush D. Applied Environmental Microbiology

Animal experiments and microbiome

Co-occurrence of early gut colonization in neonatal piglets with microbiota in the maternal and surrounding delivery environments.Chen X. Anaerobe.

Techniques/Protocol

Metabolic Model Reconstruction and Analysis of an Artificial Microbial Ecosystem. Ye C. Methods in Molecular Biology

mothur-py 0.3.0

-PyPI

Microbes in the NEWS

‘Extremophile’ Antarctic Bacteria Could Unlock Secret to Alien Life (VIDEO)

-Sputnik International

French baby-milk maker Lactalis orders major product recall over bacteria fears

-Prothom Alo (English)

 

 

 

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November​ 20, 2017

Today’s digest is brief, but it includes a great review of the skin microbiome.

Gut microbiome 

Reciprocal Interactions between Bile Acids and Gut Microbiota in Human Liver Diseases. Ikegami T. Hepatology Research

Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Disease in Spondyloarthritis. Gaplan L. Rheumatic Disease Clinics of North America

The Dynamics of the Gut Microbiome in Multiple Sclerosis in Relation to Disease. Mowry EM. Neurologic Clinics

Skin microbiome

Host–microbe interactions: Malassezia and human skin. Grice EA. Current Opinion in Microbiology: REVIEW

Animal microbiome

Are the estrogenic hormonal effects of environmental toxins affecting small intestinal bacterial and microfilaria overgrowth? Lichten E. Medical Hypotheses

Plant, soil, and air microbiome

Carbon Amendments Alter Microbial Community Structure and Net Mercury Methylation Potential in Sediments. Christensen GA. Applied and Environmental Microbiology

November 13, 2017

Today’s digest is concise but exciting- how electric bandages decrease biofilm formation and highlights on immune response and microbiome interactions

General microbiome

Differences in bacterial composition between men’s and women’s restrooms and other common areas within a public building. Dobbler PCT. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Gut microbiome 

The Intestinal Microbiome in Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease.Puri P. Clinics in Liver Disease

Lung microbiome

Highlights in immune response, microbiome and precision medicine in allergic disease and asthma. Sokolowska M. Current Opinion in Immunology

Animal microbiome

Evidence from the gut microbiota of swarming alates of a vertical transmission of the bacterial symbionts in Nasutitermes arborum (Termitidae, Nasutitermitinae). Diouf M- Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Captive bottlenose dolphins and killer whales harbor a species-specific skin microbiota that varies among individuals. Chiarello M,

Microbiome News

Electric bandages help to fight infection– Digital Journal

October 24, 2018

Today’s digest is full of REALLY cool science and features including a 3D image of the human lung microbiome and metabolome, how gut microbiome of wild mice promotes fitness, and an interesting perspective piece on how environmental filtering applies to microbiomes.

General microbiome

Environmental Filtering Is a Relic. A Response to Cadotte and Tucker.

Aguilar-Trigueros CA- Trends in Ecology and Evolution

Gut microbiome

The Leaky Gut and Altered Microbiome in Chronic Kidney Disease.

Lau WL- Journal of Renal Nutrition

Linking the Gut Microbial Ecosystem with the Environment: Does Gut Health Depend on Where We Live?

Tasnim N- Frontiers in Microbiology

Skin microbiome

High-Altitude Living Shapes the Skin Microbiome in Humans and Pigs.

Zeng B- Frontiers in Microbiology

Lung microbiome

Three-Dimensional Microbiome and Metabolome Cartography of a Diseased Human Lung

Garg N- Cell Host and Microbe

Animal microbiome

Wild Mouse Gut Microbiota Promotes Host Fitness and Improves Disease Resistance

Rosshart SP- Cell

Plant and soil microbiome

Soil bacterial community mediates the effect of plant material on methanogenic decomposition of soil organic matter

Yuan Q- Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Bacterial communities in soil become sensitive to drought under intensive grazing

Jurburg SD- Science of the Total Environment

Prokaryotic Community Distribution along an Ecological Gradient of Salinity in Surface and Subsurface Saline Soils.

Xie K- Scientific reports

Marine and inland water microbiome

Transcriptional activities of the microbial consortium living with the marine nitrogen-fixing cyanobacterium Trichodesmium reveal potential roles in community-level nitrogen cycling

Lee MD-Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Dynamic microbial populations along the Cuyahoga River.

Cannon MV-  PloS one

Preprint

High degree of virulence gene diversity in Streptococcus pyogenes isolated in Central Italy

Bencardino D- BioRxiv

Microbiome News

I Wish I’d Known This Before I Gave Birth

-mindbodygreen.com

October 13, 2017

Today’s digest is short and sweet. Thought-provoking reviews on microbial community dynamics and more.

General Microbiome

Host effects on microbiota community assembly.

Näpflin K. Journal of Animal Ecology

Structural host-microbiota interaction networks.

Guven-Maiorov E. Plus Computational Biology

  REVIEW: Microbiome: Diving deeper into the communities.

Du Toit A. Nature Reviews Microbiology

REVIEW: Stochastic Community Assembly: Does It Matter in Microbial Ecology?

Zhou J. Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews

Human Gut Microbiome

The preadolescent acne microbiome: A prospective, randomized, pilot study investigating characterization and effects of acne therapy.

Coughlin CC. Pediatric Dermatology

Gut microbiome and its role in cardiovascular diseases.

Ahmadmehrabi S. Current Opinions in Cardiology

MicroRNAs-Based Inter-Domain Communication between the Host and Members of the Gut Microbiome.

Williams MR. Frontiers in Microbiology

Steroids, Stress, and the Gut Microbiome-Brain Axis.

Tetel MJ. Journal Neuroendocrinology

 

Plant and soil microbiome

Community Structure of Active Aerobic Methanotrophs in Red Mangrove (Kandelia obovata) Soils Under Different Frequency of Tides.

Shiau YJ. Microbial Ecology

Root transcriptional dynamics induced by beneficial rhizobacteria and microbial immune elicitors reveal signatures of adaptation to mutualists.

Stringlis IA. The Plant Journal

Nasal Microbiome

The commensal lifestyle of Staphylococcus aureus and its interactions with the nasal microbiota.

Krismer B. Nature Reviews Microbiology

Animal experiments and microbiome

Antibiotics, gut microbiome, and obesity.

Leong KSW. Clinical Endocrionology

The sponge microbiome project.

Moitinho-Silva L. Gigascience.

Erratum

Erratum: Strains, functions and dynamics in the expanded Human Microbiome Project.

Lloyd-Price J. Nature

Correction to: More than 2500 years of oil exposure shape sediment microbiomes with the potential for syntrophic degradation of hydrocarbons linked to methanogenesis.

Michas A. Microbiome.

September 26, 2017

Today’s digest is a delight for dog lovers – an interesting look at the nasal microbiome of dogs and two interesting studies on freshwater phages. Lastly, researchers in South Korea establish a human stool bank.

Human Gut Microbiome

REVIEW: A review of the relationship between the gut microbiota and amino acid metabolism

Lin R.Amino Acids

Advanced glycation end products dietary restriction effects on bacterial gut microbiota in peritoneal dialysis patients; a randomized open label controlled trial

Yacoub R. PloS one

Oral Microbiome

Exploring the salivary microbiome of children stratified by the oral hygiene index

Mashima I. PLoS ONE

Animal experiments and microbiome

Ground Juniperus pinchotii and urea in supplements fed to Rambouillet ewe lambs Part 2: Ewe lamb rumen microbial communities

Ishaq SL. Journal of Animal Science

Characterization of the nasal and oral microbiota of detection dogs

Isaiah A. PLoS one

Marine and Inland Water microbiome 

Biodiversity and species competition regulate the resilience of microbial biofilm community

Feng K. Molecular Ecology

Plant and soil microbiome

The Fructan Syndrome: Evolutionary Aspects and Common Themes Among Plants and Microbes

Versluys M. Plant, Cell & Environment

Agricultural land use determines functional genetic diversity of soil microbial communities

Manoharan L. Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Synergetic suppression of soybean cyst nematodes by chitosan and Hirsutella minnesotensis via the assembly of the soybean rhizosphere microbial communities

Mwaheb MAMA .Biological Control

Patterns and mechanisms of responses by soil microbial communities to nitrogen addition

Zhou Z. Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Links between plant and fungal diversity in habitat fragments of coastal shrubland.

Maltz MR. PloS one

The response of soil bacterial communities to mining subsidence in the west China aeolian sand area

Shi P. Applied Soil Ecology

Comparative metagenomics approaches to characterize the soil fungal communities of western coastal region, Saudi Arabia

Moussa TAA. PLoS one

Disentangling environmental and host sources of fungal endophyte communities in an experimental beachgrass study

David AS. Molecular Ecology

Virome

Metaproteomics of marine viral concentrates reveals key viral populations and abundant periplasmic proteins in the oligotrophic deep chlorophyll maximum of the deep chlorophyll maximum of the South China Sea

Xie ZX. Environmental Microbiology

Genome characteristics and environmental distribution of the first phage that infects the LD28 clade, a freshwater methylotrophic bacterial group

Moon K. Environmental Microbiology

Protocol

Assessment of molecular detection of anaerobic ammonium-oxidizing (anammox) bacteria in different environmental samples using PCR primers based on 16S rRNA …

Han P. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Use of RNALater® Preservation for Virome Sequencing in Outbreak settings

Kohl C.Frontiers in Microbiology

DESMAN: a new tool for de novo extraction of strains from metagenomes

Quince C. Genome Biology

Microbiome News

Korea’s first stool bank gets down to business

-Korean Biomedical Review

September 13,2017

Our midweek digest is a treat for wine drinkers- two studies looking at vineyard microbiomes and news of how Nestlé is moving into microbiome research. Lastly, read about an exciting workflow that makes it easier to map the resistome.

General Microbiome

Microbial communities in placentas from term normal pregnancy exhibit spatially variable profiles.

Parnell LA .Scientific Reports

Human gut microbiome

Host-microbe interaction in the gastrointestinal tract.

Parker A.Environmental Microbiology Report

Gut microbiota composition is associated with polypharmacy in elderly hospitalized patients.

Ticinesi A.Scientific Reports

Microbes in Infant Gut Development: Placing Abundance Within Environmental, Clinical and Growth Parameters.

Obermajer T.Scientific Reports

Animal experiments and microbiome

Gut bacteria from multiple sclerosis patients modulate human T cells and exacerbate symptoms in mouse models.

Cekanaviciute E, PNAS

The microbiota influences cell death and microglial colonization in the perinatal mouse brain.

Castillo-Ruiz A. Brain, Behaviour, and Immunity

Microbial colonization is required for normal neurobehavioral development in zebrafish.

Phelps D,.Scientific Reports

Biotechnology 

Ozone-cathode microbial desalination cell; An innovative option to bioelectricity generation and water desalination.

Gholizadeh A. Chemosphere.

Plant and soil microbiome

Grape microbiome as a reliable and persistent signature of field origin and environmental conditions in Cannonau wine production.

Mezzasalma V. PLoS One.

Is microbial terroir related to geographic distance between vineyards?

Miura T. Environmental Microbiology Reports

Bacteria utilising plant-derived carbon in the rhizosphere of Triticum aestivum change in different depths of an arable soil.

Uksa M. Environmental Microbiology Reports

Mining the Volatilomes of Plant-Associated Microbiota for New Biocontrol Solutions.

Bailly A. Frontiers in Microbiology

More than 2500 years of oil exposure shape sediment microbiomes with the potential for syntrophic degradation of hydrocarbons linked to methanogenesis.

Michas A. Microbiome

Lung Microbiome

Functional characterization of the Mycobacterium abscessus genome coupled with condition specific transcriptomics reveals conserved molecular strategies for host adaptation and persistence.

Miranda-CasoLuengo AA.BMC Genomics

Mechanistic insight into the function of the microbiome in lung diseases.

Ubags NDJ. European Respiratory Journal

Antibiotics

A single early-in-life macrolide course has lasting effects on murine microbial network topology and immunity.

Ruiz VE.Nature Communications

Resistome

The recent emergence in hospitals of multidrug-resistant community-associated sequence type 1 and spa type t127 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus investigated by whole-genome sequencing: Implications for screening.

Earls MR. PLoS One

Rapid resistome mapping using nanopore sequencing.

van der Helm E.Nucleic Acids Research  

Network of microbial and antibiotic interactions drive colonization and infection with multidrug-resistant organisms

Wang J. PNAS

News

Nestlé moves into gut microbiome tests.

News- Nature Biotechnology

Protocol

Shotgun metagenomics, from sampling to analysis.

Quince C,Nature Biotechnology

Erratum 

Erratum to: Diet Versus Phylogeny: a Comparison of Gut Microbiota in Captive Colobine Monkey Species.

Hale VL. Microbial Ecology