October 16, 2019

Happy Wednesday! Today’s digest includes the human gut virome, microbiome recovery after antibiotics, and the fungi growing on museum skeletons. Enjoy!

Pregnancy and early life

The vaginal microbial communities of healthy expectant Brazilian mothers and its correlation with the newborn’s gut colonization – Dobbler – World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Human skin microbiome

In vitro Antimicrobial Activity of Acne Drugs Against Skin-Associated Bacteria – Blaskovich – Scientific Reports

Human gut microbiome

Review: The Human Gut Virome Is Highly Diverse, Stable, and Individual Specific – Shkoporov – Cell Host & Microbe

Review: Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Potential Result from the Collusion between Gut Microbiota and Mucosal Immune System – Yue – Microorganisms

Individualized recovery of gut microbial strains post antibiotics – Koo – npj Biofilms and Microbiomes

Animal experiments

Depletion of dietary aryl hydrocarbon receptor ligands alters microbiota composition and function – Brawner – Scientific Reports

Rat H1 parvovirus infection leads to alterations in gut microbiota – Xiang – Pathogens and Disease

Positive effect of an electrolyzed reduced water on gut permeability, fecal microbiota and liver in an animal model of Parkinson’s disease – Bordoni – PLoS One

The Sulfate-Reducing Microbial Communities and Meta-Analysis of Their Occurrence during Diseases of Small–Large Intestine Axis – Kushkevych – Journal of Clinical Medicine

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Spatial gradients in the characteristics of soil-carbon fractions are associated with abiotic features but not microbial communities – Sengupta – Biogeosciences

Water and extremophile microbiome

Diversity, Distribution, and Ecology of Fungi in the Seasonal Snow of Antarctica – Menezes – Microorganisms

Interaction and assembly processes of abundant and rare microbial communities during a diatom bloom process – Zhang – Environmental Microbiology

Built environment

Changes in the Bacterioplankton Community Structure from Southern Gulf of Mexico During a Simulated Crude Oil Spill at Mesocosm Scale – Valencia-Agami – Microorganisms

Increased loading leads to convergence of microbial communities and high methane yield in adapted anaerobic co-digesters – Wang – Water Research

Skeleton bones in museum indoor environments offer niches for fungi and are affected by weathering and deposition of secondary minerals – Pinzari – Environmental Microbiology

Bioinformatics

Species abundance information improves sequence taxonomy classification accuracy – Kaehler – Nature Communications

September 17, 2019

Happy Tuesday! Today’s digest includes wastewater treatment biofilms, the microbiome during Crohn’s disease remission, and the bacteria associated with acid mine drainage. Enjoy!

Human oral microbiome

Succession of oral microbiota community as a tool to estimate postmortem interval – Dong – Scientific Reports

Human gut microbiome

Remission in Crohn’s disease is accompanied by alterations in the gut microbiota and mucins production – Magro – Scientific Reports

Specific gut microbiome members are associated with distinct immune markers in pediatric allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation – Ingham – Microbiome

Effect of a Chinese medical nutrition therapy diet on gut microbiota and short chain fatty acids in the simulator of the human intestinal microbial ecosystem (SHIME) – Wu – Journal of Functional Foods

A comprehensive assessment of demographic, environmental, and host genetic associations with gut microbiome diversity in healthy individuals – Scepanovic – Microbiome

Animal experiments

Dietary Bovine Milk Exosomes Elicit Changes in Bacterial Communities in C57BL/6 Mice – Zhou – American Journal of Physiology

Microbial Metabolism Modulates Antibiotic Susceptibility within the Murine Gut Microbiome – Cabral – Cell Metabolism

Animal microbiome

Maternal vs artificial rearing shapes the rumen microbiome having minor long‐term physiological implications – Belanche – Environmental Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Impact of continuous Panax notoginseng plantation on soil microbial and biochemical properties – Zhang – Scientific Reports

Three Bermudagrass-suppression techniques have little effect on soil-nutrient availability and microbial communities 200 days after application – Farthing – Applied Soil Ecology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Effect of salinity on mature wastewater treatment biofilm microbial community assembly and metabolite characteristics – Wang – Science of the Total Environment

Diversity and functional profile of bacterial communities at Lancaster acid mine drainage dam, South Africa as revealed by 16S rRNA gene high-throughput sequencing analysis – Lukhele – Extremophiles

Abiotic stress resistance, plant growth promotion and antifungal potential of halotolerant bacteria from a Tunisian solar saltern – Masmoudi – Microbiological Research

Built environment

Effective removal of antibiotic resistance genes and potential links with archaeal communities during vacuum-type composting and positive-pressure composting – Fan – Journal of Environmental Science

Hydraulically Fractured Natural-Gas Well Microbial Communities Contain Genomic Halogenation and Dehalogenation Potential – Evans – Environmental Science & Technology Letters

Successional trophic complexity and biogeographical structure of eukaryotic communities in waterworks rapid sand filters – Harder – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

August 20, 2019

Today’s digest includes the gut microbiome of sea turtles, microbes on a guyot in the Pacific Ocean, and a review of microbiome animal models. Enjoy!

General microbiome

Review: Simple animal models for microbiome research – Douglas – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Review: An Ecological Loop: Host Microbiomes across Multitrophic Interactions – Liu – Trends in Ecology & Evolution

Review: The antibody/microbiota interface in health and disease – Sterlin – Mucosal Immunology

Pregnancy and early life

Early-life gut microbiome modulation reduces the abundance of antibiotic-resistant bacteria – Casaburi – Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control

Human skin microbiome

The prevalence of the culturable human skin aerobic bacteria in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – Shami – BMC Microbiology

Animal experiments

Oral Administration of Clinically Relevant Antimalarial Drugs Does Not Modify the Murine Gut Microbiota – Denny & Schmidt – Scientific Reports

Animal microbiome

New insights into the gut microbiome in loggerhead sea turtles Caretta caretta stranded on the Mediterranean coast – Arizza – PLoS One

Outcomes of a low birth weight phenotype on piglet gut microbial composition and intestinal transcriptomic profile – Fouhse – Canadian Journal of Animal Science

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Deciphering rhizosphere microbiome assembly of wild and modern common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) in native and agricultural soils from Colombia – Pérez-Jaramillo – Microbiome

Preprint: Exploring the microbial diversity in oil-contaminated mangrove sediments using 16S rRNA metagenomics – Ghanbari – BioRxiv

Plant-microorganisms interaction promotes removal of air pollutants in Milan (Italy) urban area – Franzetti – Journal of Hazardous Materials

Effects of natural vegetative restoration on soil fungal and bacterial communities in bare patches of the southern Taihang Mountains – Zhao – Ecology and Evolution

Water and extremophile microbiome

The differentiation of iron-reducing bacterial community and iron-reduction activity between riverine and marine sediments in the Yellow River estuary – Zhang – Marine Life Science & Technology

Bacterial Community on a Guyot in the Northwest Pacific Ocean Influenced by Physical Dynamics and Environmental Variables – Liu – JGR: Biogeosciences

Microdiversity ensures the maintenance of functional microbial communities under changing environmental conditions – García-García – ISME

Built environment

Seasonal diversity of the bacterial communities associated with petroglyphs sites from the Negev Desert, Israel – Nir – Annals of Microbiology

Antibiotic fermentation residue for biohydrogen production using different pretreated cultures: Performance evaluation and microbial community analysis – Yang – Bioresource Technology

Bioinformatics

Metagenomic approaches: effective tools for monitoring the structure and functionality of microbiomes in anaerobic digestion systems – Carabeo-Pérez – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

August 1, 2019

Happy Thursday! Today’s digest includes fungi abundance in paddy fields, the microbial quality of treated wastewater, and the oral microbiome of cats. Enjoy!

Animal microbiome

The feline cutaneous and oral microbiota are influenced by breed and environment – Older – PLoS One

Microbial community modulates growth of symbiotic fungus required for stingless bee metamorphosis – Paludo – PLoS One

Preprint: Effects of the copper IUD on composition of the vaginal microbiota in the olive baboon – Eastman – bioRxiv

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Nitrogen fertilization altered arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi abundance and soil erosion of paddy fields in the Taihu Lake region of China – Zhang – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Reconciling disparate responses to grazing in the arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis – van Der Heyde – Rhizosphere

Redox-driven shifts in soil microbial community structure in the drawdown zone after construction of the Three Gorges Dam – Wang – Soil Ecology Letters

Water and extremophile microbiome

Biomarker Profiling of Microbial Mats in the Geothermal Band of Cerro Caliente, Deception Island (Antarctica): Life at the Edge of Heat and cold – Lezcano – Astrobiology

Microbial diversity analysis and screening for novel xylanase enzymes from the sediment of the Lobios Hot Spring in Spain – Knapik – Scientific Reports

Built environment

How does urban wastewater treatment affect the microbial quality of treated wastewater? – Lopez – Process Safety and Environmental Protection

Identifying microbial community evolution in membrane bioreactors coupled with anaerobic side-stream reactor, packing carriers and ultrasonication for sludge reduction by linear discriminant analysis – Zheng – Bioresource Technology

Food microbiology

Preprint: Deep microbial community profiling along the fermentation process of pulque, a major biocultural resource of Mexico – Rocha-Arriaga – bioRxiv

Bioinformatics

Preprint: µbialSim: constraint-based dynamic simulation of complex microbiomes – Popp and Centler – bioRxiv

Friday, July 19th

Happy Friday! Today’s digest includes the microbiome of plankton, viral diversity of ticks, and a review of microbiome engineering. Enjoy!

General microbiome

Homeorhesis and ecological succession quantified in synthetic microbial ecosystems – Chuang – PNAS

Human nearly-sterile sites

Insights into the Microbiome of Breast Implants and Periprosthetic Tissue in Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma – Walker – Scientific Reports

Human gut microbiome

Review: Precision Medicine Goes Microscopic: Engineering the Microbiome to Improve Drug Outcomes – Lam – Cell Host & Microbe

A structured weight loss program increases gut microbiota phylogenetic diversity and reduces levels of Collinsella in obese type 2 diabetics: A pilot study – Frost – PLoS One

Animal experiments

Changes in cecal microbiota community of suckling piglets infected with porcine epidemic diarrhea virus – Tan – PLoS One

Animal microbiome

Cicadae pupa promotes metabolites synthesis of Isaria cicadae, a dominant species in cicada flowers microbiota – Chunyu – Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Experimental Evidence for Adaptation to Species-Specific Gut Microbiota in House Mice – Moeller – mSphere

Fecal microbiota of different reproductive stages of the central population of the lesser-long nosed bat, Leptonycteris yerbabuenae – Gaona – PLoS One

Diel transcriptional response of a California Current plankton microbiome to light, low iron, and enduring viral infection – Kolody – ISME

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Preprint: Maize residues changes soil fungal composition and decrease soil microbial co-ocurrence networks complexity – Cobo-Diaz – BioRxiv

Water and extremophile microbiome

Impacts of continuous inflow of low concentrations of silver nanoparticles on biological performance and microbial communities of aerobic heterotrophic wastewater biofilm – Alizadeh – Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Phages and viruses

Preprint: Metagenomic exploration of viral diversity and virus-host interactions in a deep freshwater lake – Okazaki – BioRxiv

Preprint: Identification and evolution of avian endogenous foamy viruses – Chen – BioRxiv

Viral Diversity of Tick Species Parasitizing Cattle and Dogs in Trinidad and Tobago – Sameroff – Scientific Reports

Bioinformatics

Predictive metabolomic profiling of microbial communities using amplicon or metagenomic sequences – Mallick – Nature Communications

Heterogeneity spacers in 16S rDNA primers improve analysis of mouse gut microbiomes via greater nucleotide diversity – Jensen – BioTechniques

May 16, 2019

Today’s digest includes the microbial communities of fruit peels, bacterial crude oil degradation, and the gut microbiome of sea cucumbers. Enjoy!

Pregnancy and early life

Preprint: Interactions between the gut microbiome and mucosal immunoglobulins A, M and G in the developing infant gut – Janzon – BioRxiv

Human gut microbiome

Evolution of the gut microbiome following acute HIV-1 infection – Rocafort – Microbiome

Animal microbiome

Evaluation of the Function of Wild Animal Gut Microbiomes Using Next-Generation Sequencing and Bioinformatics and its Relevance to Animal Conservation – Yao – Evolutionary Bioinformatics

High-throughput sequencing of 16S rRNA amplicons characterizes gut microbiota shift of juvenile sea cucumber Apostichopus japonicus feeding with three antibiotics – Zhao – Journal of Oceanology and Limnology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Contrasting patterns and drivers of soil fungal communities in subtropical deciduous and evergreen broadleaved forests – Chen – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Evaluation of microbial communities in peels of Brazilian tropical fruits by amplicon sequence analysis – Cruz – Brazilian Journal of Microbiology

Assembly mechanisms of soil bacterial communities in subalpine coniferous forests on the Loess Plateau, China – Zhao – Journal of Microbiology

Evaluating the effects of canine urine on urban soil microbial communities – Lee – Urban Ecosystems

Methane emission and soil microbial communities in early rice paddy as influenced by urea-N fertilization – Liu – Plant and Soil

Rhizosphere carbon supply accelerates soil organic matter decomposition in the presence of fresh organic substrates – Jackson – Plant and Soil

The relative contributions of pH, organic anions, and phosphatase to rhizosphere soil phosphorus mobilization and crop phosphorus uptake in maize/alfalfa polyculture – Sun – Plant and Soil

Diversity of anammox bacteria and abundance of functional genes for nitrogen cycling in the rhizosphere of submerged macrophytes in a freshwater lake in summer – Zhao – Journal of Soils and Sediments

Direct and indirect effects of elevated CO2 and nitrogen addition on soil microbial communities in the rhizosphere of Bothriochloa ischaemum – Xiao – Journal of Soils and Sediments

Rhizocompartments and environmental factors affect microbial composition and variation in native plants – Kang – Journal of Microbiology

The inhibitory effect of cadmium and/or mercury on soil enzyme activity, basal respiration, and microbial community structure in coal mine–affected agricultural soil – Zheng – Annals of Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Preprint: Metabolic Architecture of the Deep Ocean Microbiome – Acinas – BioRxiv

Production of Current by Syntrophy Between Exoelectrogenic and Fermentative Hyperthermophilic Microorganisms in Heterotrophic Biofilm from a Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Chimney – Pillot – Microbial Ecology

A glimpse of the prokaryotic diversity of the Large Aral Sea reveals novel extremophilic bacterial and archaeal groups – Shurigin – MicrobiologyOpen

Molecular analyses of bacterioplankton communities with highly abundant Vibrio clades: a case study in Bohai Sea coastal waters – Wang – Journal of Oceanology and Limnology

Archaeal communities in the deep-sea sediments of the South China Sea revealed by Illumina high-throughput sequencing – Li – Annals of Microbiology

Bacterial succession and co‐occurrence patterns of an enriched marine microbial community during light crude oil degradation in a batch reactor – Uribe‐Flores – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Microbial assemblages reflect environmental heterogeneity in alpine streams – Hotaling – Global Change Biology

Food microbiology

Bacterial community dynamics in lait caillé, a traditional product of spontaneous fermentation from Senegal – Groenenboom – PLoS One

March 27, 2019

Happy Wednesday! Today’s digest includes spider endosymbionts, microbes shared between family members, and the effects of plastic on the microbiome of compost. Enjoy!

General microbiome

Transmission of human-associated microbiota along family and social networks – Brito – Nature Microbiology

Diversity-disease relationships and shared species analyses for human microbiome-associated diseases – Ma – ISME

Dispersal homogenizes communities via immigration even at low rates in a simplified synthetic bacterial metacommunity – Fodelianakis – Nature Communications

Preprint: Exploring the archaeome: detection of archaeal signatures in the human body – Pausan – bioRxiv

Human gut microbiome

Sucrose 6F-phosphate phosphorylase: a novel insight in the human gut microbiome – Tauzin – Microbial Genomics

Human skin microbiome

Preprint: Moving microbes: the dynamics of transient microbial residence on human skin – Vandegrift – bioRxiv

Animal experiments

Effects of phycocyanin in modulating the intestinal microbiota of mice – Xie – MicrobiologyOpen

Animal microbiome

Preprint: Endosymbiotic bacteria are prevalent and diverse in agricultural spiders – White – bioRxiv

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Litter Quality Modulates Effects of Dissolved Nitrogen on Leaf Decomposition by Stream Microbial Communities – Jabiol – Microbial Ecology

Additions of sugar and nitrogenous fertiliser affect plant nitrogen status and soil microbial communities – Morrow – Applied Soil Ecology

Characterizing differences in microbial community composition and function between Fusarium wilt diseased and healthy soils under watermelon cultivation – Wang – Plant and Soil

Meta-analysis shows positive effects of plant diversity on microbial biomass and respiration – Chen – Nature Communications

Effects of transgenic glufosinate-tolerant rapeseed (Brassica napus L.) and the associated herbicide application on rhizospheric bacterial communities – Tang – Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology

Structure and Diversity of Soil Bacterial Communities in Offshore Islands – Lin – Scientific Reports

The effect of environment on the microbiome associated with the roots of a native woody plant under different climate types in China – Chen – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Variation in rhizosphere priming and microbial growth and carbon use efficiency caused by wheat genotypes and temperatures – Yin – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Using a soil bacterial species balance index to estimate potato crop productivity – Jeanne – PLoS One

Limited effect of planting transgenic rice on the soil microbiome studied by continuous 13CO2 labeling combined with high-throughput sequencing – Wang – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Range-expansion effects on the belowground plant microbiome – Ramirez – Nature Ecology and Evolution

Water and extremophile microbiome

Environmental filtering determines family-level structure of sulfate-reducing microbial communities in subsurface marine sediments – Marshall – ISME

Built environment

Exploring the long-term effect of plastic on compost microbiome – Esan – PLoS One

An integrated microbiological and electrochemical approach to determine distributions of Fe metabolism in acid mine drainage-induced “iron mound” sediments – Leitholf – PLoS One

Probiotics/prebiotics

Strain-level diversity of commercial probiotic isolates of Bacillus, Lactobacillus, and Saccharomyces species illustrated by molecular identification and phenotypic profiling – Ansari – PLoS One

Review: Importance of probiotics in the prevention and treatment of colorectal cancer – Eslami – Journal of Cellular Physiology

Techniques

Robust sampling and preservation of DNA for microbial community profiling in field experiments – Groenenboom – BMC Research Notes