November 26, 2017

Events and jobs

Microbiology Technician – Companion Animal Clinic – Midwestern University – Glendale, AZ


General microbiome

Biogas from slaughterhouse wastewater anaerobic digestion is driven by the archaeal family Methanobacteriaceae and bacterial families Porphyromonadaceae and Tissierellaceae – CE Granada – Renewable Energy

Ferrosenescence: the iron age of neurodegeneration? – A Sfera – Mechanisms of Ageing and Development


Pregnancy and early life

Intestinal Microbiota Composition in Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and Age-Matched Controls – LEX Leong – The Journal of Pediatrics


Multi-site human microbiome

Chapter: Microbiome – M Dewar – Bladder


Human respiratory microbiome

Bacterial microbiota of the nasal passages across the span of human life – L Bomar – Current Opinion in Microbiology



Human gut microbiome

Review: Aging and Parkinson’s Disease: Inflammaging, neuroinflammation and biological remodeling as key factors in pathogenesis – V Calabrese – Free Radical Biology and Medicine


Animal experiments 

The Gut Microbiota Facilitates Drifts in the Genetic Diversity and Infectivity of Bacterial Viruses – L de Sordi – Cell Host and Microbe

Differences in the gut microbiota of dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) fed a natural diet or a commercial feed revealed by the Illumina MiSeq platform – J Kim – Gut Pathogens

Influences of quorum-quenching probiotic bacteria on the gut microbial community and immune function in weaning pigs  – J Kim – Animal Science Journal

Dietary inclusion of xylanase improves growth performance, apparent total tract nutrient digestibility, apparent ileal digestibility of nutrients and amino acids and alters gut microbiota in growing pigs – KY Lee – Animal Feed Science and Technology

Age, sex, and TNF associated differences in the gut microbiota of mice and their impact on acute TNBS colitis – AJ Kozik – Experimental and Molecular Pathology


Animal microbiome 

Comparative analysis of gut bacterial communities of green turtles (Chelonia mydas) pre-hospitalization and post-rehabilitation by high-throughput sequencing of bacterial 16S rRNA gene – MS Ahasan – Microbiological Research

Innate immune responses to metabolic stress can be detected in rumen fluids – E Trevisi – Research in Veterinary Science

Molecular characterization and potential sources of aqueous humor bacterial contamination during phacoemulsification with intraocular lens implantation in dogs – LCC Lacerda – Veterinary Microbiology


Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Anaerobic microsites have an unaccounted role in soil carbon stabilization – M Keiluweit – Nature Communications

The rhizosphere and root exudates of maize seedlings drive plasmid mobilization in soil – H Zhu – Applied Soil Ecology

Review: AMF: The future prospect for sustainable agriculture – S Basu – Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology

Review: Modified mycotoxins: An updated review on their formation, detection, occurrence, and toxic effects – L Freire – Food and Chemical Toxicology



Food microbiology

Colonic fermentation of polyphenolics from Sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) berries: Assessment of effects on microbial diversity by Principal Component Analysis – S Attri – Food Research International

Review: Yeast and yeast derivatives in feed additives and ingredients: Sources, characteristics, animal responses, and quantification methods – GC Shurson – Animal Feed Science and Technology


Probiotics / prebiotics

Turning Fruit Juice Into Probiotic Beverages – ALF Pereira – Fruit Juices

Probiotics in Newborns and Children – MW Lenfestey – Pediatric Clinics of North America


Phages and viruses

The gut virome of the protochordate model organism, Ciona intestinalis subtype A – BA Leigh – Virus Research

DDX3 is exploited by Arenaviruses to suppress type I interferons and favor their replication – ME  Loureiro – bioRxiv

MVP: a microbe–phage interaction database  – NL Gao – Nucleic Acids Research

Immune responses in influenza A virus and human coronavirus infections: an ongoing battle between the virus and host – J Zheng – Current Opinion in Virology



Deciphering the Effects of Microbiome on Plants Using Computational Methods – MS Khan – Plant Bioinformatics

Application of Bioinformatics in Understanding of Plant Stress Tolerance – J Upadhyay – Plant Bioinformatics



Monitoring microbial communities using light sheet fluorescence microscopy – R Parthasarathy – Current Opinion in Microbiology

Precise and simultaneous enumeration of multiplex pathogens using multiplex polymer chain reaction coupled with a novel quantitative capillary electrophoresis – C Liu – Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical

Biomarkers of antibiotic resistance genes during seasonal changes in wastewater treatment systems  – Y-N Jiao – Environmental Pollution


Microbes in the news

The End is Nigh — Will Biology Doom Us or Save Us? –

Study: Common food preservative harms ‘good’ gut bacteria – The Maui News

Why you should NEVER eat off your plate after a fly lands on it: Insects’ legs and wings are teeming with bacteria from rotting carcasses and faeces – Daily Mail Online


November 25, 2017


General microbiome

Coevolution between Mutualists and Parasites in Symbiotic Communities May Lead to the Evolution of Lower Virulence. –  PG Nelson – The American Naturalist

Survival of microbes in Earth’s stratosphere – PD Sarma – Current Opinion in Microbiology

In vitro antimicrobial activity of essential oils against enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli found in a nation-wide commercial farm survey – R Palao – Animal Production Science



Human respiratory microbiome

Bacterial microbiota of the nasal passages across the span of human life – L Bomar – Current Opinion in Microbiology


Human skin microbiome

Diversity of bacterial communities on the facial skin of different age-group Thai males – A Wilantho – PeerJ



Human gut microbiome

Transformation of the anticancer drug doxorubicin in the human gut microbiome – A Yan – ACS Infectious Disease

Lactobacillus acidophilus Metabolizes Dietary Plant Glucosides and Externalizes Their Bioactive Phytochemicals – MC Theilmann – mBio


Animal experiments 

Alterations in gut microbiota associated with a cafeteria diet and the physiological consequences in the host. – JM Del Bas – International Journal of Obesity


Animal microbiome 

Prevalence survey of Toxoplasma gondii in hearts from Western Australian sows – K Hodgson – Animal Production Science

The Intestinal Microbiota of Tadpoles Differs from Those of Syntopic Aquatic Invertebrates – ML Lyra – Microbial Ecology

Characterization of the upper and lower respiratory tract microbiota in Piedmontese calves – I Nicola – Microbiome

Update: The microbiome of dogs and cats – what do we know in 2017?  – C Noli – Revue Vétérinaire Clinique

Age-related differences in the respiratory microbiota of chickens – L Glendinning – PLoS One

Species-specific signatures of the microbiome from Camponotus and Colobopsis ants across developmental stages. – MO Ramalho – PLoS One

Wolbachia infection alters the relative abundance of resident bacteria in adult Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, but not larvae. – MD Audsley – Molecular Ecology

Antibiotics reduce genetic diversity of core species in the honeybee gut microbiome. – K Raymann – Molecular Ecology

Gut microbes limit growth in House Sparrows nestlings (Passer domesticus), but not through limitations in digestive capacity. – KD Kohl – Integrative Zoology


Plant, root and soil microbiome

Fungal Endophyte Communities in Begonia Species from the Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest – AML Correia – Current Microbiology

Effects of silver-graphene oxide nanocomposites on soil microbial communities – M-J Kim – Journal of Hazardous Materials

Characterization of cellulolytic microbial consortium enriched on Napier grass using metagenomic approaches – P Kanokratana – Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering

Microbial competition for nitrogen and carbon is as intense in the subsoil as in the topsoil – DL Jones – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Warming, shading and a moth outbreak reduce tundra carbon sink strength dramatically by changing plant cover and soil microbial activity. – MB Dahl – Scientific Reports


Water microbiome and extremophile 

Review: Microbial mat ecosystems: Structure types, functional diversity, and biotechnological application – CM Prieto-Barajas – Electronic Journal of Biotechnology

Gelidatrema psychrophila sp. nov., a novel yeast species isolated from an ice island in the Canadian High Arctic – M Tsuji – Mycoscience


Built environment 

Aspergillus subgenus Polypaecilum from the built environment – JB Tanney – Studies in Mycology

Enrichment of syngas-converting communities from a multi-orifice baffled bioreactor – AL Arantes – Microbial Biotechnology


Food microbiology

Influence of heat processing on the volatile organic compounds and microbial diversity of salted and vacuum-packaged silver carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix) fillets during storage – D Li – Food Microbiology


Phages and viruses

Two new viruses, MCV1 and MCV2, which infect Marinitoga bacteria isolated from deep-sea hydrothermal vents: Functional and genomic analysis – C Mercier – Environmental Microbiology



A potential new species of porcine Actinobacillus defined by multi-locus sequence analysis – C Turni – Animal Production Science

Evaluation of two real time PCR assays for the detection of bacterial DNA in amniotic fluid – PG de Velasco-Sada – Journal of Microbiological Methods

Discrete False-Discovery Rate Improves Identification of Differentially Abundant Microbes – L Jiang – mSystems

Stripping flow cytometry: How many detectors do we need for bacterial identification? –  P Rubbens – Cytometry A


Microbes in the news

Bacterial Art Starts a Debate on Money and International Borders –

Superbugs And Rockets Side By Side At Science Museum – Londonist

November 4, 2017

Events and jobs

Microbiology Lab Technician – Manpower – Evansville

Research Associate in Plant and Arthropod Microbiome – Indiana University


General microbiome

Review: New Insights into Graft-Versus-Host Disease and Graft Rejection – E Perkey – Annual Review of Pathology

Microbial network of the carbonate precipitation process induced by microbial consortia and the potential application to crack healing in concrete. – J Zhang – Scientific Reports

Review: A Call to Arms: Quest for a Cryptococcal Vaccine – MC Caballero Van Dyke – Cell



Human respiratory microbiome

Impact of the Respiratory Microbiome on Host Responses to Respiratory Viral Infection. – M Pichon – Vaccines



Human gut microbiome

Review: Atherosclerosis: Association between the gut microbiome and atherosclerosis – WT Barrington – Nature Reviews

Improvement in cardiometabolic risk markers following a multifunctional diet is associated with gut microbial taxa in healthy overweight and obese subjects. – N Marungruang – European Journal of Nutrition

Opinion: NOD2 and bacterial recognition as therapeutic targets for Crohn’s disease. – M de Bruyn – Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Targets.


Animal experiments 

Microbial diversity and composition in different gut locations of hyperlipidemic mice receiving krill oil. – C Lu – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Evaluating the contribution of gut microbiome to the variance of porcine serum glucose and lipid concentration. – X Huang – Scientific Reports

Gut microbiome influences efficacy of PD-1-based immunotherapy against epithelial tumors. – B Routy – Science


Animal microbiome 

The bacterium Wolbachia exploits host innate immunity to establish a symbiotic relationship with the dengue vector mosquito Aedes aegypti. – X Pan – The ISME Journal

Enzymatic dynamics into the Eisenia fetida (Savigny, 1826) gut during vermicomposting of coffee husk and market waste in a tropical environment. – B Ordoñez-Arévalo – Environmental Science and Pollution Research International

Microbial community and ovine host response varies with early and late stages of Haemonchus contortus infection. – S El-Ashram – Veterinary Research Communications


Plant, root and soil microbiome

The spent culture supernatant of Pseudomonas syringae contains azelaic acid – SG Javvadi – bioRxiv

Stratified Bacterial and Archaeal Community in Mangrove and Intertidal Wetland Mudflats Revealed by High Throughput 16S rRNA Gene Sequencing – Z Zhou – Frontiers in Microbiology

Genome Sequencing of Microbacterium sp. Yaish 1, a Bacterial Strain Isolated from the Rhizosphere of Date Palm Trees Affected by Salinity – GA Jana – Genome Announcements

A New Proposal for the Pathogenic Mechanism of Non-Coeliac/Non-Allergic Gluten/Wheat Sensitivity: Piecing Together the Puzzle of Recent Scientific Evidence. – V Leccioli – Nutrients

Identification of novel small RNAs in Burkholderia cenocepacia KC-01 expressed under iron limitation and oxidative stress conditions. – S Ghosh – Microbiology

Conductive particles enable syntrophic acetate oxidation between Geobacter and Methanosarcina from coastal sediments – AE Rotaru – bioRxiv


Water and extremophile microbiome

A dynamic microbial community with high functional redundancy inhabits the cold, oxic subseafloor aquifer. – BJ Tully – The ISME Journal



Phages and viruses

Co-existence of freshwater and marine T4-like myoviruses in a typical subtropical estuary. – L Liu – FEMS Microbiology Ecology



Optimisation of 16S rRNA gut microbiota profiling of extremely low birth weight infants. – C Alcon-Giner – BMC Genomics

Metagenomic analysis reveals potential interactions in an artificial coculture. – M Ren – AMB Express

Review: Phage Hunters: computational strategies for finding phages in large-scale ‘omics datasets – BL Hurwitz – Virus Research

Defining the Transcriptional Landscape during Cytomegalovirus Latency with Single-Cell RNA Sequencing – M Shnayder – bioRxiv


Microbes in the news

Can microbiology tell us exactly what killed the Aztecs? – OUP Blog

Tuning the Microbiome Improves Melanoma Immunotherapy Response – GEN

November 3, 2017

Events and jobs

Assistant Professor in Food Microbiology/Safety – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley – Close Date: 12/3/2017

Assistant Professor Microbiology – University of New Haven, Connecticut

Microbiology Technician On-Call – Battle Creek, MI – Michigan


General microbiome

Closely related methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates from retail meat, cows with mastitis, and humans in Japan – T Sato – PLoS One

Letter:A global resource allocation strategy governs growth transition kinetics of Escherichia coli – DW Erickson – Nature

Inter-species population dynamics enhance microbial horizontal gene transfer and spread of antibiotic resistance – RM Cooper – eLife


Pregnancy and early life

Gut microbiome of mothers delivering prematurely shows reduced diversity and lower relative abundance of Bifidobacterium and Streptococcus – C Dahl – PLoS One



Human vaginal microbiome

Association of high-risk sexual behaviour with diversity of the vaginal microbiota and abundance of Lactobacillus. – JM Wessels – PLoS One

Associations between sexual habits, menstrual hygiene practices, demographics and the vaginal microbiome as revealed by Bayesian network analysis – N Noyes – bioRxiv

Opinion: Committee Opinion No. 725: Vaginal Seeding – KR Wharton – Obstetrics and Gynecology


Human gut microbiome

“Omic” investigations of protozoa and worms for a deeper understanding of the human gut “parasitome”. – V Marzano – PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases

Comparison of the human gastric microbiota in hypochlorhydric states arising as a result of Helicobacter pylori-induced atrophic gastritis, autoimmune atrophic gastritis and proton pump inhibitor use – BN Parsons – PLoS Pathogens

Modeling the temporal dynamics of the gut microbial community in adults and infants – L Shenhav – bioRxiv

The ethnic distribution of sessile serrated polyps in the United States is inversely associated with Helicobacter pylori prevalence – A Sonnenberg – Colorectal Disease

Gut microbiome in gestational diabetes: A Cross-sectional study of mothers and offspring 5 years post-partum. – S Hasan – Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica

Protective Roles of Intestinal Microbiota derived Short Chain Fatty Acids in Alzheimer’s Disease-type Beta-Amyloid Neuropathological Mechanisms. – L Ho – Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics


Animal experiments 

Microbiota control immune regulation in humanized mice – E Gülden – Journal of Clinical Investigation Insight

Effects of essential oils from Liquidambar orientalis Mill. leaves on growth performance, carcass and some organ traits, some blood metabolites and intestinal microbiota in broilers. –  A Altop – British Poultry Science

PD-1 deficiency protects experimental colitis via alteration of gut microbiota. – SJ Park – Journal of biochemistry and molecular biology.

The Mouse Model of Infection with Citrobacter rodentium – N Bouladoux – Current Protocols in Immunology

Glyphosate has limited short-term effects on commensal bacterial community composition in the gut environment due to sufficient aromatic amino acid levels. – LN Nielsen – Environmental Pollution


Animal microbiome 

Strong responses of Drosophila melanogaster microbiota to developmental temperature – NN Moghadam – Fly (Austin)

Amphibian skin defences show variation in ability to inhibit growth of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis isolates from the Global Panzootic Lineage. – RE Antwis – Microbiology (Reading, England)

Midgut Bacterial Diversity of Wild Populations of Phlebotomus (P.) papatasi, the Vector of Zoonotic Cutaneous Leishmaniasis (ZCL) in Turkey. – M Karakuş – Scientific Reports

Rapid regrowth and detection of microbial contaminants in equine fecal microbiome samples – KF Beckers – PLoS One


Plant, root and soil microbiome

Deinococcus hibisci sp. nov., isolated from rhizosphere of Hibiscus syriacus L. (mugunghwa flower). – G Moya – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Priority effects can persist across floral generations in nectar microbial meta-communities – T Hirokazu – Oikos

Endosphere microbiome comparison between symptomatic and asymptomatic roots of Brassica napus infected with Plasmodiophora brassicae – Y Zhao – PLoS One

Microbial community-level regulation explains soil carbon responses to long-term litter manipulations – K Georgiou – Nature Communications


Water microbiome and extremophiles

Cultivation and genomics of the first freshwater SAR11 (LD12) isolate – MW Hinson – bioRxiv

Lessons from simple marine models on the bacterial regulation of eukaryotic development – A Woznica – bioRxiv

Chapter: Sponge Disease and Climate Change – HM Luter – Climate Change, Ocean Acidification and Sponges


Probiotics / prebiotics

Lactobacillus plantarum HNU082-derived improvements in the intestinal microbiome prevent the development of hyperlipidaemia – Y Shao – Food & Function

Can Probiotic Supplements Improve Outcomes in Rheumatoid Arthritis? – A Schorpion – Current Rheumatology Reports




A novel baiting microcosm approach used to identify the bacterial community associated with Penicillium bilaii hyphae in soil – B Ghodsalavi – PLoS One

Bacterium-triggered remodeling of chromatin identifies BasR, a novel regulator of fungal natural product biosynthesis – J Fischer – bioRxiv

Transcriptome analysis of sheep oral mucosa response to Orf virus infection – H Jia – PLoS One

A mechanism for prime-realignment during influenza A virus replication – J Oymans – bioRxiv


Microbes in the news

How caries-causing bacteria can survive in dental plaque – EurekAlert

Nicotine’s hold: What the gut and gender have to do with it –

‘Big Chicken’ Connects Poultry Farming To Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria – npr

Microbiology: Crowdsourcing Earth’s microbes – Nature

Fresh off the petri dish: Spend your Thursdays creating art with bacteria – FSU Torch


Non-microbiology picks

Nigritoxin is a bacterial toxin for crustaceans and insects – Y Labreuche – Nature Communications

The Polycomb group protein CBX6 is an essential regulator of embryonic stem cell identity – A Santanach – Nature Communications


October 16, 2017

Events and jobs

Two open pre-doctoral research fellow positions  –  Click here and here for details- Bioinformatics Research Group – Małopolska Centre of Biotechnology in Kraków, Poland

R & D Scientist – Fluid-Screen, Inc. (FSI) – Cambridge, MA


Animal microbiome 

An immune-related gene expression atlas of the shrimp digestive system in response to two major pathogens brings insights into the involvement of hemocytes in gut immunity – NK Ahila – Microbial Pathogenesis

Do host-associated gut microbiota mediate the effect of an herbicide on disease risk in frogs? – SA Knutie – Journal of Animal Ecology


Plant, root and soil microbiome

ReviewPesticidal prospectives of chitinolytic bacteria in agricultural pest management – ARNS Subbanna – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Impact of the Fenton-like treatment on the microbial community of a diesel-contaminated soil – F Polli – Chemosphere

Influence of resistance breeding in common bean on rhizosphere microbiome composition and function. – LW Mendes – The ISME Journal



Phages and viruses

Relevance of host cell surface glycan structure for cell specificity of influenza A virus – M Kastner – bioRxiv



Single-cell transcriptional dynamics of flavivirus infection – F Zanini – bioRxiv

Slow digestible colored rice flour as wall material for microencapsulation: Its impacts on gut bacterial population and metabolic activities – I Wattananapakasem – Food Research International


Microbes in the news 

MBL Imaging Technology Reveals Organization of Gut Bacteria –

The secret germ warfare tests conducted off Devonport – The Herald

5 Good reasons to wash your hands as often as possible – South Coast Herald

Frank A. Bures: Hair growth after fecal transplants – Winona Daily News


Bacteria offer protection against breast cancer? – The Times of India

Viruses discovered a century ago may be our best defense against a threat that could kill 10 million people a year by 2050 – Business Insiders

October 11, 2017

Events and jobs

Microbiology Laboratory Analyst – Cork (Ringaskiddy Road, Monkstown, Co. Cork)


Pregnancy and early life

Effect of probiotics on perinatal outcome in patients at high risk of preterm birth. – N Kirihara – The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research



Human oral microbiome

Quantification of carious pathogens in the interdental microbiota of young caries-free adults. – D Bourgeois – PLoS One


Human gut microbiome

The gut microbiome in atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease – Z Jie – Nature Communications

Review: The microbiome as a novel paradigm in studying stress and mental health. – RT Liu – The American Psychologist

Review: The mycobiome: Role in health and disease, and as a potential probiotic target in gastrointestinal disease – CL Hager – Digestive and Liver Disease

Review: Selected aspects of the human gut microbiota – M Ventura – Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences


Animal experiments 

Modulation of the gut microbiota by the mixture of fish oil and krill oil in high-fat diet-induced obesity mice. – C Ciu – PLoS One

Comparative characterization of bacterial communities in geese fed all-grass or high-grain diets – X Qu – PLoS One


Animal microbiome 

Pycnoscelus surinamensis cockroach gut microbiota respond consistently to a fungal diet without mirroring those of fungus-farming termites – C Richards – PLoS One


Plant, root, and soil microbiome

The impact of the omics era on the knowledge and use of Lysobacter spp. to control phytopathogenic microorganisms. – G Puopolo – Journal of Applied Microbiology

The effect of pH, electrolytes and temperature on the rhizosphere geochemistry of phytosiderophores. – M Walter – Plant and Soil

Pathogenic potential of environmental resident fungi from ornithogenic soils of Antarctica – JRP Sousa – Fungal Biology

Influences of Different Halophyte Vegetation on Soil Microbial Community at Temperate Salt Marsh – DR Chaudhary – Microbial Ecology


Built environment 

Unravelling the core microbiome of biofilms in cooling tower systems. – L Di Gregorio – Biofouling



Phages and viruses

Ecogenomics of virophages and their giant virus hosts assessed through time series metagenomics – S Roux – Nature Communications

Nasty Prophages and the Dynamics of Antibiotic-Tolerant Persister Cells – A Harms – bioRxiv



Modified RNA-seq method for microbial community and diversity analysis using rRNA in different types of environmental samples. – YW Yan – PLoS One

A GLM-based latent variable ordination method for microbiome samples. – MB Sohn – Biometrics

Rapid enteric testing to permit targeted antimicrobial therapy, with and without Lactobacillus reuteri probiotics, for paediatric acute diarrhoeal disease in Botswana: A pilot, randomized, factorial, controlled trial – JM Pernica – PLoS One

A Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus S RNA-based Replicon System in Yeast –  K Ishibashi – Scientific Reports

Analyses Approaches for Bacteria – E Ribeiro – Exposure to Microbiological Agents in Indoor and Occupational Environments


Microbes in the news

Bacteria self-organize to build working sensors – EurekAlert

Effects of nutritional factors on the intestinal microbiota – Freie Universität

October 7, 2017

Events and jobs

Director of the Microbiome Research Laboratory – UT Southwestern

DOCTORAL STUDENT OR POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER –  Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Helsinki – Application deadline: Nov 5, 2017


General microbiome

Proteinivorax hydrogeniformans sp. nov., an anaerobic, haloalkaliphilic bacterium fermenting proteinaceous compounds with high hydrogen production – Y Boltyanskaya – Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Biochemical Features of Beneficial Microbes: Foundations for Therapeutic Microbiology. – MA Engevik – Microbiology Spectrum


Pregnancy and early life

Immunological tolerance, pregnancy and pre-eclampsia: the roles of semen microbes and the father – LC Kenny – bioRxiv


Human respiratory microbiome

Long-term effects of inhaled corticosteroids on sputum bacterial and viral loads in COPD. – M Contoli – The European Respiratory Journal



Human gut microbiome

Bifidobacteria and the infant gut: an example of co-evolution and natural selection. – F Turroni – Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences

Inflammatory bactericidal lectin RegIIIβ: Friend or Foe for the host? – T Miki – Gut Microbes

Review: Host-microbiota interplay in mediating immune disorders. – KM Felix – Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences

Review: Probiotics for the prevention of Hirschsprung-associated enterocolitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. – H Nakamura – Pediatric Surgery International


Animal experiments 

Can intestinal microbiota be associated with non-intestinal cancers? – C Jacqueline – Scientific Reports

Gnotobiotics: getting a grip on the microbiome boom – S Mallapaty – Lab Animal

Nanoparticle curcumin ameliorates experimental colitis via modulation of gut microbiota and induction of regulatory T cells. – M Ohno – PLoS One


Animal microbiome 

Comparative analysis of microbial communities associated with bacteriomes, reproductive organs and eggs of the cicada Subpsaltria yangi. – D Wang – Archives of Microbiology

Antibiotic pretreatment minimizes dietary effects on reconstructure of rumen fluid and mucosal microbiota in goats. – H Shen – Microbiology Open

Elucidating the microbial community associated with the protein preference of sludge degrading worms – S de Valk – Environmental Technology


Plant, root and soil microbiome

Mycorrhizal fungi show regular community compositions in natural ecosystems. – E Verbruggen – The ISME Journal

Differential contribution of plant-beneficial functions from Pseudomonas kilonensis F113 to root system architecture alterations in Arabidopsis thaliana and Zea mays – J Vacheron – Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions

Nutrient limitation of soil microbial activity during the earliest stages of ecosystem development. – SC Castle – Oecologica


Water microbiome and extremophile 

Bacteria alone establish the chemical basis of the wood-fall chemosynthetic ecosystem in the deep-sea. – D Kalenitchenko – The ISME Journal

Importance of free-living and particle-associated bacteria for the growth of the harmful dinoflagellate Prorocentrum minimum: evidence in culture stages – BS  Park – Marine and Freshwater Research

Metagenomic Sequencing of Microbial Communities from Brackish Water of Pangong Lake of the Northwest Indian Himalayas. – R Rathour – Genome Announcements


Built environment 

Managing the excessive proliferation of glycogen accumulating organisms in industrial activated sludge by nitrogen supplementation: A FISH-NanoSIMS approach – CA Onetto – Systematic and Applied Microbiology



Phages and viruses

Virome and Inflammasomes, a Finely Tuned Balance with Important Consequences for the Host Health. – G Freer – Current Medicinal Chemistry



Preparing for the crewed Mars journey: microbiota dynamics in the confined Mars500 habitat during simulated Mars flight and landing – P Schwendner – Microbiome


Microbes in the news

Puppies Linked To Bacterial Infection Outbreak Across 12 States – Forbes

“Good” Gut Bacteria Linked to Melanoma Immunotherapy Response – GEN

Episode Review: VICE’s ‘Post-Truth News and Microbiome’ – The Hoya

Second grade handwashing experiment leads to big decrease in bacteria, illness – EurekAlert

Validating microbiome claims:Including the latest DNA techniques-Formulation Summit – Cosmetics Design Europe

Macromolecules: Weapons in the Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance  – American Veterinarian

Scientists are trying to figure out how to keep bacteria from running rampant on space missions – Popular Science

Bacteria can spread antibiotic resistance through soil –