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

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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

March 7, 2019

Happy Thursday! Today’s digest includes the tree shrew gut virome, microbial communities in hummingbird feeders, and the relationship between oral microbes and taste. Enjoy!

Human gut microbiome

Human Gut Microbiome Response Induced by Fermented Dairy Product Intake in Healthy Volunteers – Volokh – Nutrients

Human oral microbiome

New insights into the relationship between taste perception and oral microbiota composition – Cattaneo – Scientific Reports

Animal experiments

Linseed oil and heated linseed grain supplements have different effects on rumen bacterial community structures and fatty acid profiles in cashmere kids – Wang – Journal of Animal Science

Microbiota Depletion Impairs Thermogenesis of Brown Adipose Tissue and Browning of White Adipose Tissue – Li – Cell Reports

Fasting-Mimicking Diet Modulates Microbiota and Promotes Intestinal Regeneration to Reduce Inflammatory Bowel Disease Pathology – Rangan – Cell Reports

The gut microbiota composition affects dietary polyphenols-mediated cognitive resilience in mice by modulating the bioavailability of phenolic acids – Frolinger – Scientific Reports

Animal microbiome

Characteristics of the tree shrew gut virome – Chen – PLoS One

Contact with adult hen affects development of caecal microbiota in newly hatched chicks – Kubasova – PLoS One

The Bos taurus maternal microbiome: Role in determining the progeny early-life upper respiratory tract microbiome and health – Ferreira Lima – PLoS One

Microbial diversity in the tick Argas japonicus (Acari: Argasidae) with a focus on Rickettsia pathogens – Yan – medical and Veterinary Entomology

Microbial communities in hummingbird feeders are distinct from floral nectar and influenced by bird visitation – Lee – Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

Examination of the temporal and spatial dynamics of the gut microbiome in newborn piglets reveals distinct microbial communities in six intestinal segments – Liu – Scientific Reports

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Potential role of weather, soil and plant microbial communities in rapid decline of apple trees – Singh – PLoS One

Plant Materials are Sustainable Substrates Supporting New Technologies of Plant-Only-Based Culture Media for in vitro Culturing of the Plant Microbiota – Mourad – Microbes and Environments

Variation in soil fungal community structure during successive rotations of Casuarina equisetifolia plantations as determined by high-throughput sequencing analysis – Liuting – Plant Growth Regulation

Exploring the links between bacterial communities and magnetic susceptibility in bulk soil and rhizosphere of beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) – Chiellini – Applied Soil Ecology

The structure of denitrifying microbial communities in constructed mangrove wetlands in response to fluctuating salinities – Fu – Journal of Environmental Management

Water and extremophile microbiome

A Low-Diversity Microbiota Inhabits Extreme Terrestrial Basaltic Terrains and Their Fumaroles: Implications for the Exploration of Mars – Cockell – Astrobiology

Microbial responses to anthropogenic dissolved organic carbon in Arctic and Antarctic coastal seawaters – Cerro‐Gálvez – Environmental Microbiology

Techniques

Introducing THOR, a Model Microbiome for Genetic Dissection of Community Behavior – Lozano – MBio

A theoretical framework for controlling complex microbial communities – Tulio Angulo – Nature Communications

February 8, 2019

Happy Friday! Today’s digest includes the sea cucumber gut microbiome, bacterial diversity of volcano steam vents, and the impacts of arsenic and antimony on microbes in river sediment. Enjoy!

Human gut microbiome

Use of shotgun metagenomics for the identification of protozoa in the gut microbiota of healthy individuals from worldwide populations with various industrialization levels – Lokmer – PLoS ONE

Age-associated Impairment of the Mucus Barrier Function is Associated with Profound Changes in Microbiota and Immunity – Sovran – Scientific Reports

A single alcohol binge impacts on neutrophil function without changes in gut barrier function and gut microbiome composition in healthy volunteers – Stadlbauer – PLoS ONE

Animal experiments

TGFβ/BMP immune signaling affects abundance and function of C. elegans gut commensals – Berg – Nature Communications

Animal microbiome

Distinct microbiotas of anatomical gut regions display idiosyncratic seasonal variation in an avian folivore – Drovetski – Animal Microbiome

Characterization of the intestinal microbiota of the sea cucumber Holothuria glaberrima – Pagán-Jiménez – PLoS ONE

Dynamic distribution of gallbladder microbiota in rabbit at different ages and health states – Xing – PLoS ONE

Dietary-induced modulation of the hindgut microbiota is related to behavioral responses during stressful events in horses – Destrez – Physiology & Behavior

Review: Host-Microbe Coevolution: Applying Evidence from Model Systems to Complex Marine Invertebrate Holobionts – O’Brien – mBio

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Environmental filtering drives distinct continental atlases of soil archaea between dryland and wetland agricultural ecosystems – Jiao – Microbiome

The occurrence of potato common scab correlates with the community composition and function of the geocaulosphere soil microbiome – Shi -Microbiome

Enterobacteriaceae dominate the core microbiome and contribute to the resistome of arugula (Eruca sativa Mill.) – Cernava – Microbiome

Unlocking a high bacterial diversity in the coralloid root microbiome from the cycad genus Dioon – Suárez-Moo – PLoS ONE

Characterization of iron-metabolizing communities in soils contaminated by acid mine drainage from an abandoned coal mine in Southwest China – Gao – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Water and extremophile microbiome

Impacts of Arsenic and Antimony Co-Contamination on Sedimentary Microbial Communities in Rivers with Different Pollution Gradients – Sun – Microbial Ecology

The bacterial diversity on steam vents from Paricutín and Sapichu volcanoes – Souza Brito – Extremophiles

Food microbiology

Spent coffee grounds extract rich in manooligosaccharides promote a healthier gut microbial community in a dose dependent manner – Pérez-Burillo – Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Impact of routine sanitation on the microbiomes in a fresh produce processing facility – Gu – International Journal of Food Microbiology

January 7, 2019

Happy Monday! Today’s digest includes the influence of ant colonies on soil microbes, the assembly of prokaryotic communities in subtropical grasslands, and lactic acid bacteria isolated from sourdough. Have a great week!

Human gut microbiome

Review: The gut microbiome in anorexia nervosa: relevance for nutritional rehabilitation – Ruusunen – Psychopharmacology

Impact of early events and lifestyle on the gut microbiota and metabolic phenotypes in young school-age children – Zhong – Microbiome

Host immunoglobulin G selectively identifies pathobionts in pediatric inflammatory bowel diseases – Armstrong – Microbiome

Animal experiments

Preprint: The gut microbiota is associated with clearance of Clostridium difficile infection independent of adaptive immunity – Leslie – BioRxiv

Animal microbiome

Bioreactivity and Microbiome of Biodeposits from Filter-Feeding Bivalves – Murphy – Microbial Ecology

Modulation of broiler gut microbiota and gene expression of Toll-like receptors and tight junction proteins by diet type and inclusion of phytogenics – Paraskeuas – Poultry Science

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Responses of soil aggregates and bacterial communities to soil-Pb immobilization induced by biofertilizer – Wang -Chemosphere

Moisture Is More Important than Temperature for Assembly of Both Potentially Active and Whole Prokaryotic Communities in Subtropical Grassland – Lupatini – Microbial Ecology

Ant colonies promote the diversity of soil microbial communities – Delgado-Baquerizo – ISME

Water and extemophile microbiome

Morphological response to salinity, temperature, and pH changes by marine fungus Epicoccum nigrum – Ahumada-Rudolph – Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

Thermoplasmatales and sulfur-oxidizing bacteria dominate the microbial community at the surface water of a CO2-rich hydrothermal spring located in Tenorio Volcano National Park, Costa Rica – Arce-Rodríguez – Extremophiles

Metagenomic, phylogenetic, and functional characterization of predominant endolithic green sulfur bacteria in the coral Isopora palifera – Yang – Microbiome

Water pollution and observation of acquired antibiotic resistance in Bayou Lafourche, a major drinking water source in Southeast Louisiana, USA – Bird – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Metagenomic Analysis of Zinc Surface–Associated Marine Biofilms – Ding – Microbial Ecology

Evolutionary constraints on species diversity in marine bacterioplankton communities – Lu – ISME

Built environment

Wastewater treatment and microbial community dynamics in a sequencing batch reactor operating under photosynthetic aeration – Parakh – Chemosphere

Novel ecological insights and functional roles during anaerobic digestion of saccharides unveiled by genome-centric metagenomics – Zhu – Water Research

Food microbiology

Effect of in vitro digestion-fermentation on green and roasted coffee bioactivity: The role of the gut microbiota – Pérez-Burillo – Food Chemistry

In vitro and in vivo investigations of probiotic properties of lactic acid bacteria isolated from Chinese traditional sourdough – Li – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Bacterial community dynamics and physical–chemical characteristics in natural fermentation of jiang‐shui, a traditional food made in Northwest China – Liu – Science of Food and Agriculture

Science, publishing, and career

Here’s what scientists searched for in 2018: AI is up, stress is down – Kelly Oakes – Nature News

November 30, 2018

Happy Friday! Today’s digest features the skin microbiome of lizards and frogs, bacterial changes during palm wine fermentation, and the impact of deforestation on soils in the Amazon.

General microbiome

Review: The microbiome in threatened species conservation – West – Biological Conservation

Human oral microbiome

Oxidative stress in the oral cavity is driven by individual-specific bacterial communities – Džunková – NPJ Biofilms and Microbiomes

Human gut microbiome

Alterations of the gut microbiome and plasma proteome in Chinese patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis – Shen – Bone

Animal experiments

Effect of gastric fluid aspiration on the lung microbiota of laboratory rats – Finn – Experimental Lung Research

Animal microbiome

Skin bacterial diversity is higher on lizards than sympatric frogs in tropical Australia – Weitzman – PeerJ

Impact of Bacillus spp. spores and gentamicin on the gastrointestinal microbiota of suckling and newly weaned piglets – Poulsen – PLoS One

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

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

Deforestation Impacts Network Co-occurrence Patterns of Microbial Communities in Amazon Soils – Khan – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Review: VOCs-mediated hormonal signaling and crosstalk with plant growth promoting microbes – Tyagi – Critical Reviews in Biotechnology

Soil amendment alters soil physicochemical properties and bacterial community structure of a replanted apple orchard – Liang – Microbiological Research

Specialisation events of fungal metacommunities exposed to a persistent organic pollutant are suggestive of augmented pathogenic potential – Martins – Microbiome

Extemophile microbiome

Salino-alkaline lime of anthropogenic origin a reservoir of diverse microbial communities – Kalwasińska – Science of the Total Environment

Food microbiology

Preprint: Bacterial diversity and population dynamics during the fermentation of palm wine from Guerrero Mexico – Astudillo-Melgar – BioRxiv

Assessment of biogas production and microbial ecology in a high solid anaerobic digestion of major California food processing residues – Achmon – Bioresource Technology Reports

Science, publishing, and career

Preprint: Participation and Motivations of Grant Peer Reviewers: A Comprehensive Survey of the Biomedical Research Community – Gallo – BioRxiv

November 16, 2018

Happy Friday! Today’s digest includes the effects of chewing gum on the oral microbiome, the gill microbiome of mangrove shipworms, and the rumen microbiome of dairy cows. Enjoy!

Human oral microbiome

Effects of xylitol-containing chewing gum on the oral microbiota – Takeuchi – Journal of Oral Science

Human gut microbiome

Gut microbiome transition across a lifestyle gradient in Himalaya – Jha – PLoS Biology

Fecal chromogranins and secretogranins are linked to the fecal and mucosal intestinal bacterial composition of IBS patients and healthy subjects – Sundin – Scientific Reports

Animal experiments

Specific Members of the Gut Microbiota are Reliable Biomarkers of Irradiation Intensity and Lethality in Large Animal Models of Human Health – Carbonero – Radiation Research

Gut microbiota development in mice is affected by hydrogen peroxide produced from amino acid metabolism during lactation – Shigeno – FASEB Journal

Commensal bacteria contribute to insulin resistance in aging by activating innate B1a cells – Bodogai – Science Translational Medicine

Estrogen-mediated gut microbiome alterations influence sexual dimorphism in metabolic syndrome in mice – Kaliannan – Microbiome

Effects of Intraoperative Vagal Nerve Stimulation on the Gastrointestinal Microbiome in a Mouse Model of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis – Haney – Comparative Medicine

Animal microbiome

Assessing the Microbiota of Black Soldier Fly Larvae (Hermetia illucens) Reared on Organic Waste Streams on Four Different Locations at Laboratory and Large Scale – Wynants – Microbial Ecology

The gill-associated microbiome is the main source of wood plant polysaccharide hydrolases and secondary metabolite gene clusters in the mangrove shipworm Neoteredo reynei – Brito – PLoS One

Illumina sequencing analysis of the ruminal microbiota in high-yield and low-yield lactating dairy cows – Tong – PLoS One

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Rootstocks shape the rhizobiome: Rhizosphere and endosphere bacterial communities in the grafted tomato system – Poudel – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Aquatic ecotoxicity of an antidepressant, sertraline hydrochloride, on microbial communities – Yang – Science of The Total Environment

Probing the ecological and evolutionary history of a thermophilic cyanobacterial population via statistical properties of its microdiversity – Rosen – PLoS One

Built environment

Activated sludge bacterial communities of typical wastewater treatment plants: distinct genera identification and metabolic potential differential analysis – Zhang – AMB Express

Analysis of bacteria stress responses to contaminants derived from shale energy extraction – Santos – Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts

Probiotics/prebiotics

Gut microbiota of preterm infants supplemented with probiotics: sub-study of the ProPrems trial – Plummer – BMC Microbiology