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

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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

 

July 22, 2018

Soil microbial community structure during pedogenesis; microbes in forest ecosystem; microbes of turbid Korean wines, of Mexican cheese; evaluating genomic diversity of viruses using a common bioinformatics platform and a lot more for today’s digest.

General microbiome

Nature’s conductors: what can microbial multi-heme cytochromes teach us about electron transport and biological energy conversion? – Grace W Chong – Current Opinion in Chemical Biology

Proteins of generalist and specialist pathogens differ in their amino acid composition – Luz P Blanco – Life Science Alliance

Human gut microbiome

Inhibiting Growth of Clostridioides difficile by Restoring Valerate, Produced by the Intestinal Microbiota – Julie A.K. McDonald – Gastroenterology

Animal experiments 

Bifidobacterium pseudolongum in the Ceca of Rats Fed Hi-Maize Starch Has Characteristics of a Keystone Species in Bifidobacterial Blooms – Manuela Centanni – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Microbial Compositions and Enzymes of a Forest Ecosystem in Alabama: Initial Response to Thinning and Burning Management Selections – Fritz A. Ntoko – Open Journal of Forestry

Changes in soil microbial community structure in relation to plant succession and soil properties during 4000 years of pedogenesis – Shankar G. Shanmugam – European Journal of Soil Biology

Microbial Diversities and Potential Hazards of Korean Turbid Rice Wines (makgeolli): Multivariate Analyses – Nam Hee Kim – Food Microbiology

Impact of the South-to-North water diversion on the soil microbial community structure in the Miyun Reservoir riparian zone – Jiangqi Qu – IOP Science

The soil microbial foodweb revisited with metatranscriptomics – predatory Myxobacteria as keystone taxon? – Sebastian Petters – bioRxiv

Built environment 

Black water collected from the septic tank treated with a living machine system: HRT effect and microbial community structure – Zhan Jin – Chemosphere

Microbial communities and functional genes of nitrogen cycling in an electrolysis augmented constructed wetland treating wastewater treatment plant effluent – Pengfei Zhang –  Chemosphere

Food microbiology

Profiling of bacterial and fungal communities of Mexican cheeses by high throughput DNA sequencing – Selvasankar Murugesan – Food Research International

Phages and viruses

Evaluation of the genomic diversity of viruses infecting bacteria, archaea and eukaryotes using a common bioinformatic platform: steps towards a unified taxonomy – Pakorn Aiewsakun -Journal of General Virology

Techniques

Network-based genetic investigation of virulence-associated phenotypes in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus – Chan Yeong Kim – Scientific Reports

Environmental proteomic studies: closer step to understand bacterial biofilms – Anupama Rani – World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Metabolic engineering strategies for enhanced shikimate biosynthesis: current scenario and future developments – Muhammad Bilal – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

A culture-independent method for studying transfer of IncI1 plasmids from wild-type Escherichia coli in complex microbial communities – Mehreen Anjum – Journal of Microbiological Methods

 

July 5, 2018

Today’s microbiology picks have articles on sampling source effect on the gut microbial diversity, whether resistant starch in mothers could benefit the offsprings, protective role of the gut bacteria of firebugs, microbial community shift during different stages in anaerobic membrane bioreactor, NanoAmpli-Seq as well as articles from plant-root-soil microbiome. Precision medicine, genetics of social interaction and isolation, “ethics dumping ” among our non-microbiology picks.

 

Events and jobs

John Maddox Prize 2018 nomination – Deadline: 13th August 2018 – Check their website for more details

General microbiome

Human-associated microbial populations as evidence in forensic casework – Frederike C.A. Quaak – Forensic Science International: Genetics

The Mammalian Intestinal Microbiome: Composition, Interaction with the Immune System, Significance for Vaccine Efficacy, and Potential for Disease Therapy.  – U Desselberger – MDPI

244 Analysis of microbiome prostatic secretion in depending of levels total testosterone in blood serum – M.I. Kogan – The Journal of Sexual Medicine

Triclosan and triclocarban exposure, infectious disease symptoms and antibiotic prescription in infants—A community-based randomized intervention – Catherine Ley – PLoS One

 

Human skin microbiome

Microbiome analysis of forehead skin in patients with atopic dermatitis and healthy subjects: Implication of Staphylococcus and Corynebacterium –  Masutaka Furue – The Journal of Dermatology

Human vaginal microbiome

Trichomonas vaginalis: Pathogenesis, Symbiont Interactions, and Host Cell Immune Responses – Frances Mercer – Trends in Parasitology

Human gut microbiome

More of the Gut in the Lung: How Two Microbiomes Meet in ARDS – Samiran Mukherjee – Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine

The Influence of Gut Microbial Metabolism on the Development and Progression of Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease – Wei Jia – Obesity, Fatty Liver and Liver Cancer

Severe Defects in the Macrophage Barrier to Gut Microflora in Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Colon Cancer. – Carlos A. Rubiro – Anticancer Research

Animal experiments 

Feeding sows resistant starch during gestation and lactation impacts their faecal microbiota and milk composition but shows limited effects on their progeny – Julie Leblois – PLoS One

Animal microbiome

The cotton stainer’s gut microbiota suppresses infection of a co‐transmitted trypanosomatid parasite – Thomas O Onchuru – Molecular Ecology

Gut microbial diversity in two insectivorous bats: Insights into the effect of different sampling sources – Haonan Wu – Microbiology Open

Evidence for multiple ecological roles of Leptographium abietinum, a symbiotic fungus associated with the North American spruce beetle – Thomas S Davis – Fungal Ecology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Stable isotope informed genome-resolved metagenomics reveals that Saccharibacteria utilize microbially-processed plant-derived carbon – Evan P Starr – Microbiome

Swift Acid Rain Sensing by Synergistic Rhizospheric Bioelectrochemical Responses – Tian Li – ACS Sensors

Crop Rotation and Straw Application Impact Microbial Communities in Italian and Philippine Soils and the Rhizosphere of Zea mays – Saarah A Maarastawi – Frontiers in Microbiology

Plant growth promoting bacteria associated with corm of Crocus sativus during three growth stages – Ranjit Kour – Letters in Applied Microbiology

Fungal Diversity of Rhizosphere Soil from 11 Varieties of Grapevines at Maturity Stage from Two Vineyards in China – Ping Zhao – Journal of Biobased Materials and Bioenergy

Disruption of microbial community composition and identification of plant growth promoting microorganisms after exposure of soil to rapeseed-derived glucosinolates – Meike Siebers – PLoS One

The value of wet leaves – Todd E. Dawson – New Phytologist

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Biofilm and planktonic bacterial communities in a drinking water distribution system supplied with untreated groundwater – Jianfei Chen – Archives of Microbiology

Marine Environmental Epigenetics – Jose M. Eirin-Lopez – Annual Reviews

Disentangling the complexity of permafrost soil by using high resolution profiling of microbial community composition, key functions and respiration ratesDisentangling the complexity of permafrost soil by using high resolution profiling of microbial community composition, key functions and respiration rates – Oliver Müller – Environmental Microbiology

Effect of different carbon sources on denitrification performance, microbial community structure and denitrification genes – Zhongshuo Xu – Science of The Total Environment

Built environment 

Characterization and Dynamic Shift of Microbial Communities during Start-Up, Overloading and Steady-State in an Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactor –  Nsanzumukiza Martin Vincent – MDPI

Food microbiology

Inactivation of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella and Native Microbiota on Fresh Strawberries by Antimicrobial Washing and Coating – Mingming Guo – Journal of Food Protection

Microbial quality of ice cream sold by retail outlets in Erzurum. –  S Çubukçı – CAB Direct

 

Techniques

Preprint: NanoAmpli-Seq: A workflow for amplicon sequencing for mixed microbial communities on the nanopore sequencing platform – Szymon T Calus – bioRxiv

Preprint: Genetic insight into zinc and antimicrobial toxicity uncovers a glycerol phosphate modification on streptococcal rhamnose polysaccharides – Rebecca J. Edgar – bioRxiv

Preprint: Nano-particles from Chaetomium against Rice Blast – Jiao Jiao Song – bioRxiv

Seamless assembly of recombinant adenoviral genomes from high-copy plasmids – Jessica J. Miciak – PLoS One

Twenty-seven years of screening for Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli in a university hospital. Brussels, Belgium, 1987-2014 – Klara De Rauw – PLoS One

Microbes in the news

Bacteria Fight Competitors by Turning them Against Each Other – Technology Networks

Non-microbiology Picks

Personalized medicine should not be restricted to the wealthy – Nature

Elucidating the genetic basis of social interaction and isolation – Nature Communications

Evaluation woes: we’re on it, responds DORA – Nature

Italy is squeezing out wet biology research – Nature

Europe’s biggest research fund cracks down on ‘ethics dumping’ – Nature

 

June 7, 2018

 

Today’s microbiology highlights: Microbiome in pregnancies, microbiome of SLE, Mycobacteria of a karst region, skin microbiome of non-human mammals. And lab diversity, potential problem in big data, Paris climate agreement of 1.5⁰C increase among the non-microbe highlights.

 

General microbiome

Biochemical, molecular and antibiotic resistance profile of multi-potential toluene metabolizing bacteria isolated from tannery effluents – F Muccee – bioRxiv

Pregnancy and early life

Review: Microbiome in normal and pathological pregnancies: A literature overview – CR Taddei – AJRI

Multi-site human microbiome

Multidrug resistant pathogens respond differently to the presence of co-pathogen, commensal, probiotic and host cells – AP Chan – Scientific Reports

 

Human gut microbiome

Proton Pump Inhibitor Initiation and Withdrawal affects Gut Microbiota and Readmission Risk in Cirrhosis – JS Bajaj – AJG

Review: Early-Life Food Nutrition, Microbiota Maturation and Immune Development Shape Life-Long Health – X Zhou – Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition

Animal experiments

Intermittent Fasting Confers Protection in CNS Autoimmunity by Altering the Gut Microbiota – F Cignarella – Cell Metabolism

The Microbiome and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus – JT Rosenbaum – The New England Journal of Medicine

Review: The probiotic effectiveness in experimental colitis is correlated with gut microbiome and host genetic features – S Suwal – bioRxiv

Animal microbiome 

Comprehensive skin microbiome analysis reveals the uniqueness of human skin and evidence for phylosymbiosis within the class Mammalia – AA Ross – PNAS

Alterations in the gut (Gallus gallus) microbiota following the consumption of zinc biofortified wheat (Triticum aestivum) -based diet – S Reed – ACS

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Nontuberculous mycobacteria in the environment of Hranice Abyss, the world’s deepest flooded cave (Hranice karst, Czech Republic) – I Pavlik – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Built environment 

Toxicity assessment of pharmaceutical compounds on mixed culture from activated sludge using respirometric technique: The role of microbial community structure – IA Vasiliadou – Science of The Total Environment

Food microbiology

Effect of herbal feed additives on performance parameters, intestinal microbiota, intestinal morphology and meat lipid oxidation of broiler chickens – I Giannenas – British Poultry Science

 

Techniques

Identifying and Overcoming Threats to Reproducibility, Replicability, Robustness, and Generalizability in Microbiome Research – PD Schloss – mBio

Next-Generation Sequencing Could be a Promising Diagnostic Approach for Pathogen Detection: Pathogenic Analysis of Pediatric Bacterial Meningitis by Next-Generation Sequencing Technology Directly from Cerebrospinal Fluid Specimens – L Guo – bioRxiv

Microbes in the news

Media Advisory: Live exhibit of dance and song on tiny world of bacteria inside us comes to Buffalo Museum of Science – UB News Center

Non-microbiology picks

These labs are remarkably diverse — here’s why they’re winning at science – Nature

Big data little help in megafauna mysteries – Nature

What does it take to make an institution more diverse? – Nature

The many possible climates from the Paris Agreement’s aim of 1.5 °C warming – Nature

 

June 6, 2018

 

Today’s highlights: Microbes on aging flue-cured tobaccos, impact of gut microbes on neurological disease, gut microbiome of non-human microbiome, diet simplification selects for high gut microbial diversity.

General microbiome

Species Diversity and Functional Prediction of Surface Bacterial Communities on Aging Flue-Cured Tobaccos – F Wang – Current Microbiology

Oxygen restriction induces a viable but non-culturable population in bacteria – LA Kvich – bioRxiv

Human respiratory microbiome

Airway Microbiota Is Associated with Up-Regulation of the PI3K Pathway in Lung Cancer – J-C J Tsay – American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

Human skin microbiome

Role of anaerobes in polymicrobial communities and biofilms complicating diabetic foot ulcers – SL Percival – International Wound Journal

Human gut microbiome

Impact of gut microbiota on neurological diseases: Diet composition and novel treatments – A L-Garcia – Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition

Composition and richness of the serum microbiome differ by age and link to systemic inflammation – TW Buford – GeroScience

Animal microbiome 

Review: The gut microbiome of nonhuman primates: Lessons in ecology and evolution – JB Clayton – American Journal of Primatology

Culture-based analysis of Pristionchus-associated microbiota from beetles and figs for studying nematode-bacterial interactions – N Akduman – PLoS One

Diet simplification selects for high gut microbial diversity and strong fermenting ability in high-altitude pikas – H Li – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Rhizospheric bacterial isolates of grass pea (Lathyrus sativus L.) endowed with multiple plant growth promoting traits – A Mussa – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Diversity of culturable methylotrophic bacteria in different genotypes of groundnut and their potential for plant growth promotion – R. Krishnamoorthy – 3 Biotech

Environmental factors shaping the diversity of bacterial communities that promote rice production – Z Wu – BMC Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Basin-scale seasonal changes in marine free-living bacterioplankton community in the Ofunato Bay – MS Reza – Gene

Decay of sewage-associated bacterial communities in fresh and marine environmental waters and sediment – W Ahmed – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology