April 6, 2019

Highlights: Inferring absolute species concentration in vaginal microbiome, transcriptomics of Arctic Tundra soils, successional traits of prokaryotic communities in Tundra soil, Modulation of plant microbial community by fungal endophyte Epichloë and many more.

General microbiome

Microbial community design: methods, applications, and opportunities –  A Eng – Current Opinion in Biotechnology

Human vaginal microbiome

Comparative genomics of human Lactobacillus crispatus isolates reveals genes for glycosylation and glycogen degradation: implications for in vivo dominance of the vaginal microbiota – Charlotte van der Veer – Microbiome

Complementing 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing with estimates of total bacterial load to infer absolute species concentrations in the vaginal microbiome – Florencia Tettamanti Boshier – bioRxiv

Human gut microbiome

Perturbation of the human gut microbiome by a non-antibiotic drug contributes to the resolution of autoimmune disease – Renuka R Nayak – bioRxiv

Gut microbiota from high-risk men who have sex with men drive immune activation in gnotobiotic mice and in vitro HIV infection – SX Li – PLoS Pathogens

Distinct gut microbiota profile in antiretroviral therapy-treated perinatally HIV-infected patients associated with cardiac and inflammatory biomarkers – L Sessa – AIDS

The relationship between gastric microbiota and gastric disease – S Zhang – Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology

The Gut Microbiome Says NO to microRNA-Mediated Gene Silencing – Z Wei – Biochemistry

Functional diversity and metabolic profile of microbial community of mine soils with different levels of chromium contamination – SK Pradhan – International Journal of Environmental Health Research

16S rRNA/rRNA Gene Ratios and Cell Activity Staining Reveal Consistent Patterns of Microbial Activity in Plant-Associated Soil – AW Bowsher – mSystems

Spatial segregation of the biological soil crust microbiome around its foundational cyanobacterium, Microcoleus vaginatus, and the formation of a nitrogen-fixing cyanosphere – E Couradeau – Microbiome

 

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

A long-term field experiment demonstrates the influence of tillage on the bacterial potential to produce soil structure-stabilizing agents such as exopolysaccharides and lipopolysaccharides – Barbara Cania – Environmental Microbiome

Heritable Epichloë symbiosis shapes fungal but not bacterial communities of plant leaves – Riitta Nissinen – Scientific Reports

Prokaryotic community shifts during soil formation on sands in the tundra zone – Alena Zhelezova – PLoS ONE

The epiphytic microbiota of sour rot-affected grapes differs minimally from that of healthy grapes, indicating causal organisms are already present on healthy berries – Megan E Hall – PLoS ONE

Transcriptomic responses to warming and cooling of an Arctic tundra soil microbiome – Morten Dencker Schostag – bioRxiv

Metatranscriptomic reconstruction reveals RNA viruses with the potential to shape carbon cycling in soil – Evan P. Starr – bioRxiv

Comparison of prokaryotic communities between the fields showing different disinfestation effects by anaerobic soil disinfestation – Chol Gyu Lee – bioRxiv

Long-term urea fertilization alters the composition and increases the abundance of soil ureolytic bacterial communities in an upland soil – R Sun – FEMS Microbial Ecology

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Diversity and shifts of the bacterial community associated with Baikal sponge mass mortalities – Sergei Belikov – PLoS ONE

Temporal covariation of epibacterial community and surface metabolome in the Mediterranean seaweed holobiont Taonia atomaria – B Paix – Environmental Microbiology

Monitoring Microbial Communities in the Marine Environment – Ger van den Engh – Cytometry Part A

Microbes in the news

Evidence for link between ‘leaky gut’ and autoantibody production in HIV-positive patients – Science Daily

Eden Project hosts bacteria filled art exhibition – The Packet

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February 23, 2019

Highlights: Today’s digest has articles on microbes associated with infants, vagina, gut, water and many more.

Events and jobs

Postdoctoral Researcher in mathematical modelling of the impact of host restriction on the transmission of bacteria – Amsterdam – Closing date: February 28, 2019

Pregnancy and early life

A role for the microbiome in mother–infant interaction and perinatal depression – Amanda Sanders – The International Review of Psychiatry

Multi-site human microbiome

Surgical site infections and the microbiome: An updated perspective – Richard P. Wenzel – Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology

Human vaginal microbiome

The Endobiota Study: Comparison of Vaginal, Cervical and Gut Microbiota Between Women with Stage 3/4 Endometriosis and Healthy Controls – Baris Ata – Scientific Reports

Relationship between the Cervical Microbiome, HIV Status, and Precancerous Lesions – Cameron Klein – mBio

Human nearly-sterile sites 

Microbiome-based body fluid identification of samples exposed to indoor conditions – Akos Dobay – FSI Genetics

Human gut microbiome

Arabinoxylan oligosaccharides and polyunsaturated fatty acid effects on gut microbiota and metabolic markers in overweight individuals with signs of metabolic syndrome: a randomized cross-over trial – Louise Kjølbæk – Clinical Nutrition

The human microbiota and infection prevention – R. Araos – Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology

Gut pathobionts as triggers for liver diseases – Peter Fickert – Nature Microbiology

Man and the Microbiome: A New Theory of Everything? – Mary I. Butler –  Annual Review of Clinical Psychology

Is it true that gut microbiota is considered as panacea in cancer therapy? – Amir Salek Farrokhi –  Journal of Cellular Physiology

Composition of gut microbiota in patients with toxigenic Clostridioides (Clostridium) difficile: Comparison between subgroups according to clinical criteria and toxin gene load – Sung-Hee Han – PLoS ONE

Effects of dietary fat on gut microbiota and faecal metabolites, and their relationship with cardiometabolic risk factors: a 6-month randomised controlled-feeding trial – Yi Wan – Gut

The Intestinal Microbiome, Plasma Metabolome and Liver Transcriptome‐ A Conspiracy Driving Hepatic Steatosis – Wajahat Z Mehal – Hepatology

A possible link between polyunsaturated fatty acids and uremic toxins from the gut microbiota in hemodialysis patients: A hypothesis – Julie Ann Kemp – Hemodialysis International 

Animal experiments 

Alterations of the mice gut microbiome via Schistosoma japonicum ova-induced granuloma – Yanqing Zhao – Frontiers in Microbiology

The functional repertoire encoded within the native microbiome of the model nematode Caenorhabditis elegans – Johannes Zimmermann – bioRxiv

Helminth-Based Product and the Microbiome of Mice with Lupus – Hadar Neuman – mSystems

Gut microbiota regulates lacteal integrity by inducing VEGF-C in intestinal villus macrophages. – SH Suh – EMBO Reports

Animal microbiome

Gut Microbiome Analysis In Adult Tropical Gars (Atractosteus tropicus) – Roberto Mendez-Perez – bioRxiv

Moderate plant water stress improves larval development, and impacts immunity and gut microbiota of a specialist herbivore – Elena Rosa -PLoS ONE

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Chinese white truffles shape the ectomycorrhizal microbial communities of Corylus avellana – Mei Yang – Annals of Microbiology

Narrow safety margin in the phyllosphere during thermal extremes – Sylvain Pincebourde – PNAS

Nitrogen- and phosphorus-starved Triticum aestivum show distinct belowground microbiome profiles – Antoine P. Pagé – PLoS ONE

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Community ecology across bacteria, archaea and microbial eukaryotes in the sediment and seawater of coastal Puerto Nuevo, Baja California – Sabah Ul-Hasan – PLoS ONE

Editorial: Thermophilic and Halophilic Extremophiles in Eurasian Environments – Hongchen Jiang – Frontiers in Microbiology

Marine deep biosphere microbial communities assemble in near-surface sediments in Aarhus Bay – Caitlin Petro – bioRxiv

Quantifying population-specific growth in benthic bacterial communities under low oxygen using H218O – Ömer K. Coskun – The ISME Journal

Bacterial community pattern along the sediment seafloor of the Arctic fjorden (Kongsfjorden, Svalbard) – Xiao-Mei Fang – Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Sources and selection of snow-specific microbial communities in a Greenlandic sea ice snow cover – Lorrie Maccario – Scientific Reports

Bacterial community composition shaped by water chemistry and geographic distance in an anthropogenically disturbed river – Peng Wang – Science of The Total Environment

Built environment 

Cell factories converting lactate and acetate to butyrate: Clostridium butyricum and microbial communities from dark fermentation bioreactors – Anna Detman – Microbial Cell Factories

Phages and viruses

Discovery of several thousand highly diverse circular DNA viruses – Michael J Tisza – bioRxiv

Techniques

Spatial metabolomics of in situ, host-microbe interactions – Benedikt K Geier – bioRxiv

Performance of Microbiome Sequence Inference Methods in Environments with Varying Biomass – Vincent Caruso – mSystems

 

 

February 19, 2019

Highlights: Microbial colonization in infants, prokaryotes of oxygen depleted water in Bay of Bengal, biodegradation of petroleum hydrocarbons, microbial communities across a range of saline soils, trait based approaches in wastewater treatment bioreactors to understand the changes in bacterial community composition. You can also read a handful of career based news in today’s non-microbe picks. 

General microbiome

Petroleum Microbiology Under Extreme Conditions – Oluwadara Oluwaseun Alegbeleye –Microbial Action on Hydrocarbons

Pregnancy and early life

Genome-resolved metagenomics of eukaryotic populations during early colonization of premature infants and in hospital rooms – Matthew R Olm – Microbiome

Review: Establishment of an ideal gut microbiota to boost healthy growth of neonates – Thi Thanh Binh Nguyen – Critical Reviews in Microbiology

Necrotizing Enterocolitis Pathophysiology: How Microbiome Data Alter Our Understanding – Christina S. Kim MD – Clinics in Perinatology

Human skin microbiome

Rapid discrimination of fungal strains isolated from human skin based on microbial volatile organic profiles – Joao Raul Belinato – Journal of Chromatography B

Human gut microbiome

A pilot study on clinicopathological features and intestinal microflora changes in colorectal cancer patients born over a nine-year period encompassing three years before and after the Great Chinese famine – Jiante Li – Cancer Epidemiology

Animal experiments 

Ameliorating gut microenvironment through staphylococcal nuclease-mediated intestinal NETs degradation for prevention of type 1 diabetes in NOD mice – Yixuan Liang – Life Sciences

Oral administration of antibiotics increased the potential mobility of bacterial resistance genes in the gut of the fish Piaractus mesopotamicus – Johan S. Sáenz – Microbiome

Animal microbiome 

Effects of a Saccharomyces cerevisiae fermentation product on fecal characteristics, nutrient digestibility, fecal fermentative end-products, fecal microbial populations, immune function, and diet palatability in adult dogs – Ching-Yen Lin – Journal of Animal Science

Bacterial community analysis for investigating bacterial transfer from tonsils to the pig carcass – Anne Mette Jakobsen – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Spatial distribution of prokaryotic communities in hypersaline soils – Blanca Vera-Gargallo – Scientific Reports

Comparative Genomics, Siderophore Production, and Iron Scavenging Potential of Root Zone Soil Bacteria Isolated from ‘Concord’ Grape Vineyards – Ricky W. Lewis – Microbial Ecology

Dynamics of soil microbial communities following vegetation succession in a karst mountain ecosystem, Southwest China – Chang Zhao – Scientific Reports

Diversity and Functionality of Culturable Endophytic Bacterial Communities in Chickpea Plants – Clarisse Brígido – MDPI

Robust archaeal and bacterial communities inhabit shallow subsurface sediments of the Bonneville Salt Flats – Julia M. McGonigle – bioRxiv

Impact of intercropping on the coupling between soil microbial community structure, activity, and nutrient-use efficiencies – Tengxiang Lian – PeerJ

Alteration of Crop Rotation in Continuous Pinellia ternate Cropping Soils Profiled via ITS Amplicon Sequencing – Zhigui He – Letters in Applied Microbiology

Assessment of the Diversity of Fungal Community Composition Associated With Vachellia pachyceras and Its Rhizosphere Soil From Kuwait Desert – Majda K. Suleiman – Frontiers in Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Prokaryotic Diversity in Oxygen Depleted Waters of the Bay of Bengal Inferred Using Culture-Dependent and -Independent Methods – Genevieve L. Fernandes – Indian Journal of Microbiology

Enrichment of anaerobic heterotrophic thermophiles from four Azorean hot springs revealed different community composition and genera abundances using recalcitrant substrates – Marcel Suleiman – Extremophiles 

Microbial Consortia and Biodegradation of Petroleum Hydrocarbons in Marine Environments – J. Paniagua-Michel – Microbial Action on Hydrocarbons

Built environment 

Trait-based life-history strategies explain succession scenario for complex bacterial communities under varying disturbance – Ezequiel Santillan – bioRxiv

Non-Microbiology picks

To move research from quantity to quality, go beyond good intentions – Nature

How business-savvy scientists can find success in the risky start-up world – Nature

A disadvantaged background doesn’t have to be a barrier to success – Nature

Announcing the 2019 ScientistAtWork photo competition – Nature

Huge variations in US postdoc salaries point to undervalued workforce – Nature

December 2, 2018

Highlights: Colonocyte metabolism shapes the gut microbiota, skin and gut microbiome of wild mammals, bacterial diversity in waterholes of Kruger National Park, Yeast diversity of glaciers, Laser MICROSAMPLING of soil community, origin & evolution of global RNA virome, Lymphoma virome dynamics, PUMA-for processing 16S rRNA taxonomy data  for analysis and visualization and many more.

General microbiome

Contamination in Low Microbial Biomass Microbiome Studies: Issues and Recommendations – Raphael Eisenhofer – Trends in Microbiology

Review: Gut microbiota – our new important organ  – Rositsa Sandeva – Albanian Journal of Agricultural Sciences

Human gut microbiome

Altered gut microbiota after traumatic splenectomy is associated with endotoxemia – Hua Zhu – Emerging Microbes & Infections

Review: Colonocyte metabolism shapes the gut microbiota – Yael Litvak – Science

Gut Microbiota Modulates Interactions Between Polychlorinated Biphenyls and Bile Acid Homeostasis – Sunny Lihua Cheng – Toxilogical Sciences

Animal experiments 

An intensive milk replacer feeding program benefits immune response and intestinal microbiota of lambs during weaning – Qian Zhang – BMC Veterinary Research

Animal microbiome 

Bacterial diversity in the waterholes of the Kruger National Park: an eDNA metabarcoding approach – Maxwell J Farrell – Genome

Skin and gut microbiomes of a wild mammal respond to different environmental cues – Anton Lavrinienko – BMC Microbiome

Meta-Omics Tools in the World of Insect-Microorganism Interactions – Antonino Malacrinò – MDPI

Land Use Influences Antibiotic Resistance in the Microbiome of Soil Collembolans Orchesellides sinensis – Dong Zhu – Environmental Science and Technology

The equine gastrointestinal microbiome: Impacts of age and obesity – Philippa K. Morrison – Systems Microbiology

Changes in gut bacterial communities in canaries infected by Macrorhabdus ornithogaster – Patrizia Robino – Journal of Avian Pathology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Laser MICROSAMPLING of soil microbial community – M. V. Gorlenko – Journal of Biological Engineering

Poplar phyllosphere harbors disparate isoprene-degrading bacteria – Andrew T. Crombie – PNAS

Changes in litter quality induced by N deposition alter soil microbial communitiesYingbin Li – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Analysis of Bacterial Communities in White Clover Seeds via High-Throughput Sequencing of 16S rRNA Gene – Wenna Gao – Current Microbiology

Impact of Bactrocera oleae on the fungal microbiota of ripe olive drupes – Ahmed Abdelfattah – PLoS One

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Preprint: Extent of the annual Gulf of Mexico hypoxic zone influences microbial community structure Lauren Gillies Campbell – bioRxiv

Review: Microbiologically influenced corrosion and current mitigation strategies: A state of the art review – Bhavya Kachiprath – Data in Brief

Habitat-specificity and diversity of culturable cold-adapted yeasts of a cold-based glacier in the Tianshan Mountains, northwestern China – Baolong Luo – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Bacterial Communities in Areas of Oil and Methane Seeps in Pelagic of Lake Baikal  – Aleksandra S. Zakharenko – Microbial Ecology

Phages and viruses

Origins and Evolution of the Global RNA Virome – Yuri I. Wolf – mBio

Lymphoma Virome Dynamics Revealed By Cell-Free DNA Sequencing – Joseph G Schroers-Martin – Blood

Techniques

Inner Workings: Mapping the microbiome location helps elucidate its role – Marcus Woo – PNAS

Preprint: FDA-ARGOS: A Public Quality-Controlled Genome Database Resource for Infectious Disease Sequencing Diagnostics and Regulatory Science Research – Heike Sichtig – bioRxiv

Preprint: PUMA: A tool for processing 16S rRNA taxonomy data for analysis and visualization – Keith Mitchell – bioRxiv

EMA-amplicon-based taxonomic characterisation of the viable bacterial community present in untreated and SODIS treated roof-harvested rainwater – André Strauss  -Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology

 

October 28, 2018

Featured today: Social & population health science approaches towards human microbiome; sinus microbiome; gut microbiota-dietary phytoestrogen relationship in captive rhinos; halophytes- soil microbiome link in the river delta; microbial shift in bioreactor during methanogenesis; gut bacterium of fruit fly alters locomotory activity by one of its isomerases.

General microbiome

Review: Feather degradation by keratinolytic bacteria and biofertilizing potential for sustainable agricultural production – K. Tamreihao – Journal of Basic Microbiology

Social and population health science approaches to understand the human microbiome – Pamela Herd – Nature Human Behaviour

Human respiratory microbiome

The effect of maxillary sinus antrostomy size on the sinus microbiome – Alexander S. Kim BSE – International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology

Human oral microbiome

Parvimonas micra stimulates expression of gingipains from Porphyromonas gingivalis in multi-species communities – Jessica Neilands – Anaerobe

Human gut microbiome

Microbiota stability in healthy individuals after single-dose lactulose challenge—A randomized controlled study – Sandra Y. Wotzka – PLoS One

Timing for the second fecal microbiota transplantation to maintain the long-term benefit from the first treatment for Crohn’s disease – Pan Li – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Spatial and Temporal Analysis of the Stomach and Small Intestinal Microbiota in Fasted Healthy Humans – Anna Seekatz – bioRxiv

Prospective Study of Oral Microbiome and Colorectal Cancer Risk in Low‐income and African American Populations – Yaohua Yang – International Journal of Cancer

Distinct mucosal microbial communities in infants with surgical necrotizing enterocolitis correlate with age and antibiotic exposure – Joann Romano-Keeler – PLoS One

Animal experiments 

Effects of water decontamination methods and bedding material on the gut microbiota – Willie A. Bidot – PLoS One

The Oral Microbiota Is Modified by Systemic Diseases – DT Graves – Journal of Dental Research

Gut microbiome disruption altered the biotransformation and liver toxicity of arsenic in mice – Liang Chi – Archives of Toxicology

Salmonella shedding status of the sow affects the microbiota of their piglets at weaning – Guillaume Larrivière‐Gauthier – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Mixture of Two Lactobacillus plantarum Strains Modulates the Gut Microbiota Structure and Regulatory T Cell Response in Diet‐Induced Obese Mice – Jieun Lee – Molecular Nutrition and Food Research

Animal microbiome 

Habitat-specific variation in gut microbial communities and pathogen prevalence in bumblebee queens (Bombus terrestris) – L Bosmans – PLoS One

Influence of midgut microbiota in Anopheles stephensi on Plasmodium berghei infections – Devaiah Monnanda Kalappa – Malaria Journal

Host blood meal source has a strong impact on gut microbiota of Aedes aegypti – Ephantus J Muturi – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Gut microbiota and phytoestrogen-associated infertility in southern white rhinoceros – Candace L Williams – bioRxiv

Phenotypic characterization and whole genome analysis of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing bacteria isolated from dogs in Germany – Tim Boehmer – PLoS One

Proteome and microbiota analysis reveals alterations of liver-gut axis under different stocking density of Peking ducks – Yuqin Wu – PLoS One

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Oxygen loss from seagrass roots coincides with colonisation of sulphide-oxidising cable bacteria and reduces sulphide stress – Belinda C. Martin – The ISME Journal

Coastal halophytes alter properties and microbial community structure of the saline soils in the Yellow River Delta, China – Changliang Jing – Applied Soil Ecology

Enumeration, Antagonism and Enzymatic Activities of Microorganisms Isolated from Railway Station Soil – Megha Sharma – bioRxiv

Bacterial survival strategies in an alkaline tailing site and the physiological mechanisms of dominant phylotypes as revealed by metagenomic analyses – Weimen Sun – Environmental Science & Technology

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Assessment of Anthropogenic Influence on Antarctic Mycobiota in Areas of Russian Polar Stations – I. Yu. Kirtsideli – Contemporary Problems of Ecology

Built environment 

Simulation of in situ oil reservoir conditions in a laboratory bioreactor testing for methanogenic conversion of crude oil and analysis of the microbial community – Dan Xu – International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation

Phages and viruses

Bacteriophages shift the focus of the mammalian microbiota – Breck A. Duerkop – PLoS Pathogens

Virome Analysis Reveals No Association of Head and Neck Vascular Anomalies with an Active Viral Infection – Nora Franke – In Vivo

Bacteriophages dynamically modulate the gut microbiota and metabolome – Bryan B. Hsu – bioRxiv

Techniques

Rapid differentiation of Lactobacillus species via metabolic profiling – Kundi Yang – Journal of Microbiological Methods

Modelling the role of microbial p-cresol in colorectal genotoxicity – Eiman Abdulla Al Hinai – Gut Microbes

Microbes in the news

Gut microbes alter the walking activity of fruit flies – Nature

August 27, 2018

Highlights: how microbes influence the system they inhabit, maternal microbial metabolism, gut microbiota in pancreatic disease and other metabolic disorders, core and staphylococcal microbiota in skin & nose of pigs, wheat head microbiome bacteria,  abundant & rare biospheres of hot springs, antibiotic degradation by microbes, virome.

General microbiome

Review: Understanding how microbiomes influence the systems they inhabit – Ed K. Hall – Nature Microbiology

Male Bladder Microbiome Relates to Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms – Petar Bajic – European Urology Focus

Pregnancy and early life

Is maternal microbial metabolism an early-life determinant of health? – Kymberleigh A. Romano – LabAnimal

Human oral microbiome

The oral microbiome in oral lichen planus during a one‐year randomized clinical trial – Camilla Kragelund – Oral Diseases

Human respiratory microbiome

Interaction between the microbiome and TP53 in human lung cancer – K. Leigh Greathouse – Genome Biology

Human gut microbiome

The Gut Microbiome in Pancreatic Disease – Venkata S. Akshintala – Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology

FXR-Dependent Modulation of the Human Small Intestinal Microbiome by the Bile Acid Derivative Obeticholic Acid – Elliot S. Friedman – Gastroenterology

Review: Role of gut microbiota in chronic low‐grade inflammation as potential driver for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease: a systematic review of human studies – I. C. L. van den Munckhof – Obesity Reviews

Bile acid homeostasis and intestinal dysbiosis in alcoholic hepatitis – Dragos Ciocan – Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics

Characterization and induction of prophages in human gut-associated Bifidobacterium hosts – Travis N. Mavrich – Scientific Reports

In Vitro Ecological Response of the Human Gut Microbiome to Bioactive Extracts from Edible Wild Mushrooms – Emanuel Vamanu – Molecules

Review: The journey of gut microbiome – An introduction and its influence on metabolic disorders – Ankita Chattopadhyay -Frontiers in Biology

Animal experiments 

Sulfated polysaccharide from sea cucumber modulates the gut microbiota and its metabolites in normal mice – Zhenjun Zhu – International Journal of Biological Macromolecules

Chitin-based barrier immunity and its loss predated mucus-colonization by indigenous gut microbiota – Keisuke Nakashima – Nature Communications

Reduced particle size wheat bran is efficiently colonized by lactic acid producing community and reduces Enterobacteriaceae levels in the cecal microbiota of broilers – Karen Vermeulen – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

A High Salt Diet Modulates the Gut Microbiota and Short Chain Fatty Acids Production in a Salt-Sensitive Hypertension Rat Model – Ariel Bier – Nutrients

Animal microbiome 

A detailed investigation of the porcine skin and nose microbiome using universal and Staphylococcus specific primers – Mikael Lenz Strube – Scientific Reports

Characterization of bacterial microbiota compositions along the intestinal tract in pigs and their interactions and functions – Daniel Crespo-Piazuelo – Scientific Reports

Cnidarian Interaction with Microbial Communities: From Aid to Animal’s Health to Rejection Responses – Loredana Stabili – Marine Drugs

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Wheat microbiome bacteria can reduce virulence of a plant pathogenic fungus by altering histone acetylation – Yun Chen – Nature Communications

Biodegradation of oxytetracycline and enrofloxacin by autochthonous microbial communities from estuarine sediments – Malek Harrabi – Science of The Total Environment

Soil micro-food web interactions and rhizosphere priming effectSoil micro-food web interactions and rhizosphere priming effect – Xinchang Kou – Plant and Soil

Burkholderia pseudomallei-absent soil bacterial community results in secondary metabolites that kill this pathogen – Chotima Potisap – AMB Express

Variation in the leaf and root microbiome of sugar maple (Acer saccharum) at an elevational range limit – Jessica Wallace – PeerJ

Contrasting responses of the bacterial communities in ectomycorrhizal roots and rhizosphere soils to defoliation or winter hardening – Hironari Izumi – Rhizosphere

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Abundant and rare microbial biospheres respond differently to environmental and spatial factors in Tibetan hot springs – Yanmin Zhang – Frontiers in Microbiology

Built environment 

Review: Microbiology of the built environment – Jack A Gilbert – Nature Reviews

Application of hybrid anaerobic reactor: Treatment of increasing cyanide containing effluents and microbial composition identification – Pragya Gupta – Journal of Environmental Management

A little breath of fresh air into an anaerobic system: How microaeration facilitates anaerobic digestion process – Duc Nguyen – Biotechnology Advances

Managing microbial communities in membrane biofilm reactors – A. Ontiveros-Valencia – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Phages and viruses

Preprint: May the phage be with you? Prophage-like elements in the genomes of Soft Rot Pectobacteriaceae (Pectobacterium spp. and Dickeya spp.) – Robert Czajkowski – bioRxiv

Occurrence, integrity and functionality of AcaML1–like viruses infecting extreme acidophiles of the Acidithiobacillus species complex – Paulo C. Covarrubias – Research in Microbiology

Chapter: Robust Analysis of Time Series in Virome Metagenomics – Jose Manuel Martí – The Human Virome

Chapter: A Method for Isolation of the Virome from Plasma Samples – Pilar Domingo-Calap – The Human Virome

Chapter: Virome Sequencing of Stool Samples – Lenka Kramná – The Human Virome

Chapter: Protocol for Generating Infectious RNA Viromes from Complex Biological Samples – Sonia Monteil-Bouchard – The Human Virome

Techniques

Review: Transcriptome Sequencing Approaches to Elucidate Host–Microbe Interactions in Opportunistic Human Fungal Pathogens – Hrant Hovhannisyan – Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology 

Chapter: Flow Cytometry and Direct Sequencing of Viruses – Mária Džunková – The Human Virome

 

 

August 19, 2018

Featured today: culturing novel bacteria, microbiota of cystic fibrosis, marker in urine for determining gut microbial diversity, stress determinant of soil microbial communities, fescue enhances the PAH degradation by rhizospheric microbes, phages from healthy skin metavirome.

General microbiome

Dietary specialization in mutualistic acacia‐ants affects relative abundance but not identity of host‐associated bacteria – BER Rubin – Journal Molecular Ecology

Conventional culture methods with commercially available media unveil the presence of novel culturable bacteria – T Ito – Gut Microbes

Multi-site human microbiome

The urinary microbiome associated with bladder cancer – V Bučević Popović – Scientific Reports

Human respiratory microbiome

Review: Cystic fibrosis respiratory microbiota: unraveling complexity to inform clinical practice – LJ Caverly – Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine

Human vaginal microbiome

Vulvovestibular Syndrome and Vaginal Microbiome: A Simple Evaluation – M Vadala – Journal of Clinical Medicine Research

Human gut microbiome

Gut microbiota composition explains more variance in the host cardiometabolic risk than genetic ancestry – SJ Guzman-Castaneda – bioRxiv

Assessment of urinary 3-indoxyl sulfate as a marker for gut microbiota diversity and abundance of Clostridiales – F Farowski – Gut Microbes

Periodontal Therapy Favorably Modulates the Oral-Gut-Hepatic Axis in Cirrhosis – JS Bajaj – American Journal of Physiology-Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology

Animal experiments

Neonatal gut and immune maturation is determined more by postnatal age than by post-conceptional age in moderately preterm pigs – S Rens – American Journal of Physiology-Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology

Effects of Astragalus membranaceus fiber on growth performance, nutrient digestibility, microbial composition, VFA production, gut pH, and immunity of weaned pigs – D Che – Microbiology Open

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Soil microbial communities alter conspecific and congeneric competition consistent with patterns of field coexistence in three Trifolium congeners – A Siefert – Journal of Ecology

Initial state of soil microbial communities determines their stress response – W Riah-Anglet – Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering

Natural grassland as the optimal pattern of vegetation restoration in arid and semi-arid regions: Evidence from nutrient limitation of soil microbes – Y Cui – Science of The Total Environment

Characteristics of microbial community indicate anthropogenic impact on the sediments along the Yangtze Estuary and its coastal area, China – X-p Guo – Science of The Total Environment

Soil bacterial communities exhibit systematic spatial variation with landform across a commercial potato field – S Neupane – Geoderma

Plant host habitat and root exudates shape fungal diversity – M Hugoni – Mycorrhiza

Enhanced polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons degradation in rhizosphere soil planted with tall fescue: Bacterial community and functional gene expression mechanisms – M Guo – Chemosphere

Microbial community of nitrogen cycle‐related genes in aquatic plant rhizospheres of Lake Liangzi in winter – X Yin – Journal of Basic Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Surviving in hot and cold: psychrophiles and thermophiles from Deception Island volcano, Antarctica – AG. Bendia – Extremophiles

Probiotics / prebiotics

Probiotics and Evidence-based Medicine: To All Involved – M Koch – Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology

Co‐Administration of Probiotics with Prescribed Antibiotics for Preventing Clostridium difficile Diarrhea – SI Ahmed – Academic Emergency Medicine

Phages and viruses

Novel phages of healthy skin metaviromes from South Africa – LJ van Zyl – Scientific Reports