June 10, 2019

This Monday, read about the precision of microbiome wording, cryopreservation of the human gut microbiota, water infrastructure microbiomes, and more. Happy reading!

General microbiome

Determining Microbial Roles in Ecosystem Function: Redefining Microbial Food Webs and Transcending Kingdom Barriers – Kim M. Handley – mSystems

Digitalizing the Microbiome for Human Health – Kirti Nath and Christoph A. Thaiss – mSystems

New Approaches to Microbiome-Based Therapies – Andrea C. Wong and Maayan Levy – mSystems

Benefits and Costs of Animal Virulence for Microbes – Arturo Casadevall and Liise-anne Pirofski – mSystems

*Language, numeracy and logic in microbiome science – Fergus Shanahan and Colin Hill – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Gut microbiome

*Cryopreservation of the human gut microbiota: current state and perspectives – Daria V.Smirnovaa – International Journal of Medical Microbiology

Metaproteomics of the human gut microbiota: challenges and contributions to other OMICS – Ngom Issa Isaac – Clinical Mass Spectrometry

Mapping human microbiome drug metabolism by gut bacteria and their genes – Michael Zimmermann – Nature

MinION Sequencing of colorectal cancer tumour microbiomes – a comparison with amplicon-based and RNA-Sequencing – William S Taylor – bioRxiv

Assessment of Causal Direction Between Gut Microbiota-Dependent Metabolites and Cardiometabolic Health: Abi-Directional Mendelian Randomisation Analysis – Jinzhu Jia – Diabetes

Metagenomic and metabolomic analyses reveal distinct stage-specific phenotypes of the gut microbiota in colorectal cancer – Shinichi Yachida – Nature Medicine

Dysbiosis of gut microbiota in a selected population of Parkinson’s patients – Daniele Pietrucci – Parkinsonism & Related Disorders

Animal experiment

Heterochronic faecal transplantation boosts gut germinal centres in aged mice – Marisa Stebegg – Nature communications

High fat diet alters gut microbiota but not spatial working memory in early middle-aged Sprague Dawley rats – Nikita Girish Deshpande – PlosOne

Animal microbiome

Fibre digestion by rumen microbiota – a review of recent metagenomic and metatranscriptomic studies – Stephanie A Terry – Canadian Journal of Animal Science

Correlation between Disease Severity and the Intestinal Microbiome in Mycobacterium tuberculosis-Infected Rhesus Macaques – Sivaranjani Namasivayam – mBio

Water microbiome

*Integrating biotechnology and microbial ecology in urban water infrastructure through a microbiome continuum viewpoint – Lutgarde Raskin and Per Halkjær Nielsen – Current Opinion in Biotechnology

Techniques

MOBN: an interactive database of multi-omics biological networks – Cheng Zhang – bioRxiv

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May 20, 2019

This Monday, read about the stability within gut resident clonal populations of Enterobacteriaceae, significance of microbiome in personalized medicine, and impacts of intermittent supply on the drinking water microbiome. Happy reading!

General microbiome

Defining Microbiome Health through a Host Lens – Sean M. Gibbonsa – mSystems

*Review: The significance of microbiome in personalized medicine – Ava Behrouzi – Clinical and Translational Medicine

Moving towards a Robust Definition for a “Healthy” Indoor Microbiome – Karen C. Dannemiller – mSystems

Gut microbiome

*Rethinking gut microbiome residency and the Enterobacteriaceae in healthy human adults – Jonathan N. V. Martinson – ISME Journal

Rectal swabs in critically-ill patients provide discordant representations of the gut microbiome compared to stool samples: a brief methodologic report – Katherine Fair – bioRxiv

Development of a Covalent Inhibitor of Gut Bacterial Bile Salt Hydrolases – Arijit A. Adhikari – bioRxiv

Temporal Gut Microbial Changes Predict Recurrent Clostridium difficile in Patients with and without Ulcerative Colitis – Allen A. Lee – boRxiv

Alteration of Gut Microbiome in Lung Cancer Patients – Li Ming – bioRxiv

Respiratory microbiome

Microbiome disturbance and resilience dynamics of the upper respiratory tract in response to influenza A virus infection in humans and ferrets – Drishti Kaul – bioRxiv

High mortality from viral pneumonia in patients with cancer – Youn-Jung Ki – Infectious Diseases

Water microbiome

Global diversity and biogeography of bacterial communities in wastewater treatment plants – Linwei Wu – Nature Microbiology

*Understanding the impacts of intermittent supply on the drinking water microbiome – Quyen Melina Bautista-de los Santos – Current Opinion in Biotechnology

Animal microbiome

Exploration of the rumen microbial diversity and carbohydrate active enzyme profile of black Bengal goat using metagenomic approach – Prashant R. Suryawanshi – Animal Biotechnology

Assessing key microbial communities determining nitrogen transformation in composting of cow manure using illumina high-throughput sequencing – Yu Sun – Waste Management

Plant/root/soil microbiome

Root microbiota assembly and adaptive differentiation among European Arabidopsis populations – Thorsten Thiergart – bioRxiv

Response of Microbial Communities and Their Metabolic Functions to Drying–Rewetting Stress in a Temperate Forest Soil – Dong Liu – Microorganisms

Review: Rhizosphere size and shape: Temporal dynamics and spatial stationarity – Yakov Kuzyakov & Bahar S. Razavi – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Phages and viruses

Production and characterization of novel ssRNA bacteriophage virus-like particles from metagenomic sequencing data – Ilva Lieknina – Journal of Nanobiotechnology

Techniques

PhenoGMM: Gaussian mixture modelling of microbial cytometry data enables efficient predictions of biodiversity – Peter Rubbens – bioRxiv

May 2, 2019

In today’s digest read about variations in milk and infant fecal microbiome (Ethiopia, Gambia, USA, Ghana, Kenya, Peru, Spain, and Sweden), the microbiome, metabolome, and lipidome of obese and non-obese horses (USA), and Bacteroides fragilis adaptive evolution (Western countries and China). Happy reading!

Pregnancy and birth

*What’s normal? Microbiomes in human milk and infant feces are related to each other but vary geographically: the INSPIRE study – Kimberly A. Lackey – Frontiers in Nutrition

Progesterone Increases Bifidobacterium Relative Abundance during Late Pregnancy – Meital Nuriel-Ohayon – Cell Reports

Gut microbiome

Neonatal Vitamin A Supplementation and Vitamin A Status Are Associated with Gut Microbiome Composition in Bangladeshi Infants in Early Infancy and at 2 Years of Age – M Nazmul Huda – The Journal of nutrition

Fungi form interkingdom microbial communities in the primordial human gut that develop with gestational age – Kent A. Willis – bioRxiv

*Adaptive Evolution within Gut Microbiomes of Healthy People – Shijie Zhao – Cell Host & Microbe

Small intestinal microbial dysbiosis underlies symptoms associated with functional gastrointestinal disorders – George B. Saffouri – Nature Communications

Oral microbiome

Review: The Role of Exopolysaccharides in Oral Biofilms – C. Cugini – Journal of Dental Research

Human Salivary Amylase Gene Copy Number Impacts Oral and Gut Microbiomes – Angela C. Poole – Cell Host & Microbe

Animal microbiome

*Comparison of the microbiome, metabolome, and lipidome of obese and non-obese horses – Michelle C. Coleman – PlosOne

Utilizing the fecal microbiota to understand foal gut transitions from birth to weaning – Ubaldo De La Torre – PlosOne

Microbiome characterization of poultry products based on the poultry part and production label – Sang In Lee – FEMS Microbiology Letters

Metagenomic analysis of isolation methods of a targeted microbe, Campylobacter jejuni, from chicken feces with high microbial contamination – Junhyung Kim – Microbiome

Invited review: Advances and challenges in application of feedomics to improve dairy cow production and health – H.Z.Sun – Journal of Dairy Science

Characterization of pig saliva as the major natural habitat of Streptococcus suis by analyzing oral, fecal, vaginal, and environmental microbiota – Kazunori Murase – PlosOne

Insight into the microbial world of Bemisia tabaci cryptic species complex and its relationships with its host – Hua-Ling Wang – Scientific Reports

Water and extremophile microbiome

The Plastisphere – Uncovering tightly attached plastic “specific” microorganisms – Inga Vanessa Kirstein – PlosOne

The cooling tower water microbiota: Seasonal dynamics and co-occurrence of bacterial and protist phylotypes – Han-Fei Tsao – Water Research

Modular Assembly of Polysaccharide-Degrading Marine Microbial Communities – Tim N.Enke – Current Biology

Impact of a river flood on marine water quality and planktonic microbial communities – Annamaria Zoppini – Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science

Microbial ecological processes in MBBR biofilms for biological phosphorus removal from wastewater – Knut Rudi – Water Science & Technology

Highly diverse fungal communities in carbon-rich aquifers of two contrasting lakes in Northeast Germany – Anita Perkins – bioRxiv

Plant/root/soil microbiome

The rice leaf microbiome has a conserved community structure controlled by complex host-microbe interactions – Veronica Roman-Reyna – bioRxiv

Spatial vs. temporal controls over soil fungal community similarity at continental and global scales – Colin Averil – The ISME Journal

Metabolomics Reveal that Engineered Nanomaterial Exposure in Soil Alters Both Soil Rhizosphere Metabolite Profiles and Maize Metabolic Pathways – Lijuan Zhao – Environmental Science: Nano

High-throughput sequencing reveals the diversity and community structure of rhizosphere fungi of Ferula Sinkiangensis at different soil depths – Tao Zhang – Scientific Reports

Microplastics can change soil properties and affect plant performance – Anderson Abel de Souza Machado – Environmental Science and Technology

April 13, 2019

In today’s digest read about diverse population of bacteria and fungi on the International Space Station, how antidepressants affect gut microbiota, and check out a new framework for comparing and assessing taxonomic profilers (OPAL). Happy weekend!

Vaginal microbiome

Defining characteristics of genital health in South African adolescent girls and young women at high risk for HIV infection – Smritee Dabee – PlosOne

Detection of ureaplasmas and bacterial vaginosis associated bacteria and their association with non-gonococcal urethritis in men – Maria Frølund – PlosOne

Group B streptococcal screening, intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis, and neonatal early-onset infection rates in an Australian local health district: 2006-2016 – Kathryn Braye – PlosOne

Gut microbiome

Long-term benefit of Microbiota Transfer Therapy on autism symptoms and gut microbiota – Dae-Wook Kang – Scientific Reports

The Prevotella copri complex comprises four distinct clades that are underrepresented in Westernised populations – Adrian Tett – bioRxiv

Fecal short-chain fatty acids are not predictive of colonic tumor status and cannot be predicted based on bacterial community structure – Marc A. Sze – bioRxiv

Evidence for a multi-level trophic organization of the human gut microbiome – Tong Wang – bioRxiv

Animal microbiome

Comparative analysis of amplicon and metagenomic sequencing methods reveals key features in the evolution of animal metaorganisms – Philipp Rausch – bioRxiv

Metagenomic Analysis of the Whole Gut Microbiota in Brazilian Termitidae Termites Cornitermes cumulans, Cyrilliotermes strictinasus, Syntermes dirus, Nasutitermes jaraguae, Nasutitermes aquilinus, Grigiotermes bequaerti, and Orthognathotermes mirim – Maria B. Grieco – Current Microbiolgy

The sponge microbiome within the greater coral reef microbial metacommunity – Daniel F. R. Cleary – Nature Communications

Insights into the intestinal microbiota of several aquatic organisms and association with the surrounding environment – Fulin Sun – Aquaculture

Animal experiments

*Antidepressants affect gut microbiota and Ruminococcus flavefaciens is able to abolish their effects on depressive-like behavior – Iva Lukić – Translational Psychiatry

Chronic paradoxical sleep deprivation-induced depression­like behavior, energy metabolism and microbial changes in rats – Weini Ma – Life Sciences

Ability of bifidobacteria to metabolize chitin-glucan and its impact on the gut microbiota – Giulia Alessandri – Scientific Reports

Probiotics

Fasting breath H2 and gut microbiota metabolic potential are associated with the response to a fermented milk product in irritable bowel syndrome – Boris Le Nevé – PlosOne

Lactobacillus fermentum and Lactobacillus plantarum increased gut microbiota diversity and functionality, and mitigated Enterobacteriaceae, in a mouse model – C. Linninge – Beneficial Microbes

Complex responses to inflammatory oxidants by the probiotic bacterium Lactobacillus reuteri – Poulami Basu Thaku – bioRxiv

Plant/root/soil microbiome

Urban traffic changes the biodiversity, abundance, and activity of phyllospheric nitrogen-fixing bacteria – Yang Li – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Comparative analysis of the rhizomicrobiome of the wild versus cultivated crop: insights from rice and soybean – Shaohua Shi – Archives of Microbiology

Copper and zinc in rhizospheric soil of wild plants growing in long-term acid vineyard soils – C.Campillo-Cora – Science of The Total Environment

Review: Soil microbiome: a key player for conservation of soil health under changing climate – Anamika Dubey – Biodiversity and Conservation

Rhizosphere microbiota compositional changes reflect potato blackleg disease – Lutian Mao – Applied Soil Ecology

Pseudomonas urumqiensis sp. nov., isolated from rhizosphere soil of Alhagi sparsifolia – Yuanyuan Zou – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Insights gained from metagenomic shotgun sequencing of apple fruit epiphytic microbiota – Dario Angeli – Postharvest Biology and Technology

Extremophile microbiome

*Characterization of the total and viable bacterial and fungal communities associated with the International Space Station surfaces – Aleksandra Checinska Sielaff – Microbiome

Techniques

Review: Untargeted LC/MS-based metabolic phenotyping (metabonomics/metabolomics): The state of the art – Helen Gika – Journal of Chromatography B

Bioinformatics

*Assessing taxonomic metagenome profilers with OPAL – Fernando Meyer – Genome Biology

Analysis of error profiles in deep next-generation sequencing data – Xiaotu Ma – Genome Biology

clonealign: statistical integration of independent single-cell RNA and DNA sequencing data from human cancers – Kieran R. Campbell – Genome Biology

RnBeads 2.0: comprehensive analysis of DNA methylation data – Fabian Müller – Genome Biology

Review: Big data analytics for personalized medicine – Davide Cirillo and Alfonso Valencia – Current Opinion in Biotechnology

Meta-network: optimized species-species network analysis for microbial communities – Pengshuo Yang – BMC Genomics

April 1, 2019

In today’s digest read about covert pathogenesis in urinary tract, microbial fuel cells in treatment of organic acid fermentation wastewater, gut microbial metabolism in weanling pigs, and more. Enjoy!

Urinary microbiome

*Covert pathogenesis: Transient exposures to microbes as triggers of disease – Nicole M. Gilbert, Amanda L. Lewis – PlosPathogens

Evaluation of antibacterial efficacy of sulfur nanoparticles alone and in combination with antibiotics against multidrug-resistant uropathogenic bacteria – Priti Paralikar – Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A

Review: A Comprehensive Review of Overactive Bladder Pathophysiology: On the Way to Tailored Treatment – Benoit Peyronnet – European Urology

Vaginal microbiome

Effect of progesterone on Candida albicans biofilm formation under acidic conditions: a transcriptomic analysis – Bruna Gonçalves – bioRxiv

Skin microbiome

Cutibacterium acnes antibiotic production shapes niche competition in the human skin microbiome – Jan Claesen – bioRxiv

Neutral Processes Drive Seasonal Assembly of the Skin Mycobiome – Xinzhao Tong – mSystems

Gut Microbiome

The Perturbation of Infant Gut Microbiota Caused by Cesarean Delivery Is Partially Restored by Exclusive Breastfeeding – Yu Liu – Frontiers in Microbiology

Gut Microbiome Functional and Taxonomic Diversity within an Amazonian semi-nomadic hunter-gatherer group – Liliane Costa Conteville – bioRxiv

Risk of inflammatory bowel disease after Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter concisus infection: a population-based cohort study – Hans Mittle Nielsen – Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology

Unilateral ureteral obstruction causes gut microbial dysbiosis and metabolome disorders contributing to tubulointerstitial fibrosis – Lin Chen – Experimental & Molecular Medicine

Oral microbiome

Polymicrobial synergy within oral biofilm promotes invasion of dendritic cells and survival of consortia members – Ahmed El-Awady – Biofilms and Microbiomes

Animal microbiome

*Metagenomic reconstructions of gut microbial metabolism in weanling pigs – Weilan Wang – Microbiome

Probiotics/Prebiotics

Strain-level diversity of commercial probiotic isolates of Bacillus, Lactobacillus, and Saccharomyces species illustrated by molecular identification and phenotypic profiling – Juliana M. Ansari – PlosOne

Biosurfactant Production by Lactic Acid Bacterium Pediococcus dextrinicus SHU1593 Grown on Different Carbon Sources: Strain Screening Followed by Product Characterization – Abouzar Ghasemi – Scientific Reports

Phages and viruses

Bacteriophage adherence to mucus mediates preventive protection against pathogenic bacteria – Gabriel MF Almeida – bioRxiv

Review: The gut virome: the ‘missing link’ between gut bacteria and host immunity? – Indrani Mukhopadhya – Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology

Soil microbiome

Shift of the microbial communities from exposed sandstone rocks to forest soils during pedogenesis – Yaping Liu – International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation

Water and extremophile microbiome

Startup, performance, and microbial communities of an anammox reactor inoculated with indigenous sludge for the treatment of high-salinity and mesophilic underground brine – Nobuyuki Yokota – Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy

*Power generation and microbial community analysis in microbial fuel cells: A promising system to treat organic acid fermentation wastewater – Tian Xia – Bioresource Technology

Techniques

Cultivating in situ triggers growth of previously uncultivated microorganisms via a growth initiation factor in nature – Dawoon Jung – bioRxiv

Bioinformatics

Library preparation and sequencing platform introduce bias in metagenomics characterisation of microbial communities – Casper S. Poulse – bioRxiv

March 20, 2019

Today’s digest features a longitudinal survey of maternal anti-viral antibodies in newborns that provides a blueprint for understanding infectious disease susceptibility, a detailed overview of antimicrobial resistance identification and characterization methods (from traditional antimicrobial susceptibility testing to recent deep-learning methods), and more. Happy reading!

Gut microbiome

Gut microbiota plasticity is correlated with sustained weight loss on a low-carb or low-fat dietary intervention – Jessica A Grembi – bioRxiv

The intestinal microbiota programs diurnal rhythms in host metabolism through histone deacetylase 3 – Zheng Kuang – bioRxiv

*Neuronal programming by microbiota enables environmental regulation of intestinal motility – Yuuki Obata – bioRxiv

Probiotics

Growth Mode and Carbon Source Impact the Surfaceome Dynamics of Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG – Kirsi Savijoki – bioRxiv

Nasal microbiome

The nasal and oropharyngeal microbiomes of healthy livestock workers – Ashley E. Kates – PlosOne

Vaginal microbiome

Mini review: Vaginal microbiota transplantation for the treatment of bacterial vaginosis: a conceptual analysis – Dongwen Ma – FEMS Microbiology Letters

Comparative study of vulva and abdominal skin microbiota of healthy females with high and average BMI – Rebecca Vongsa – BMC Microbiology

Plant/root/soil microbiome

Biosurfactant production by a rhizosphere bacteria Bacillus altitudinis MS16 and its promising emulsification and antifungal activity – Madhurankhi Goswami & Suresh Deka – Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces

Microbial diversity and soil physiochemical characteristic of higher altitude – Saurabh Kumar – PlosOne

Water microbiome

Ecological processes underpinning microbial community structure during exposure to subinhibitory level of triclosan – Seungdae Oh – Scientific Reports

Microbial Ecology of Snow Reveals Taxa-Specific Biogeographical Structure – Shawn P. Brown & Ari Jumpponen – Microbial Ecology

Phages and viruses

*The repertoire of maternal anti-viral antibodies in human newborns – Christian Pou – Nature Medicine

Methods

*Review: Sequencing-based methods and resources to study antimicrobial resistance – Manish Boolchandani – Nature Reviews Genetics

March 6, 2019

In today’s digest read how DNA polymerase and number of rounds of amplification in PCR affect 16S rRNA gene sequence data, how urinary microbiota changes after Cesarean delivery, how diverse is microbial community of thermal pools in Kamchatka (Russia), and more. Enjoy!

General microbiome

Toward multiomics-based next-generation diagnostics for precision medicine – Qi Wang – Personalized Medicine

Pregnancy and early life

*Alterations in the Urinary Microbiota Are Associated With Cesarean Delivery
Fengping Liu – Frontiers in Microbiology

Antimicrobial susceptibility and serotype distribution of Streptococcus agalactiae recto-vaginal colonizing isolates from pregnant women at a tertiary hospital in Pretoria, South Africa: an observational descriptive study letter – Mohamed Said – bioRxiv

Gut microbiome

Interplay between the human gut microbiome and host metabolism – Alessia Visconti – bioRxiv

A decrease in iron availability to human gut microbiome reduces the growth of potentially pathogenic gut bacteria; an in vitro colonic fermentation study – Bhavika A Parmanand – The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry

Volatile organic compounds emitted from faeces as a biomarker for colorectal cancer – Ashley Bond – Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Animal experiments

Loading ceftriaxone, vancomycin, and Bifidobacteria bifidum TMC3115 to neonatal mice could differently and consequently affect intestinal microbiota and immunity in adulthood – RuYue Cheng – Scientific Reports

Probiotics/Prebiotics

Prebiotics from acorn and sago prevent high-fat-diet-induced insulin resistance via microbiome–gut–brain axis modulation – Shokouh Ahmadi – The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry

Viruses

A Needle in A Haystack: Tracing Bivalve-Associated Viruses in High-Throughput Transcriptomic Data – Umberto Rosani – Viruses

Untargeted metabolomics analysis of the upper respiratory tract of ferrets following influenza A virus infection and oseltamivir treatment – David J. Beale – Metabolomics

Techniques

*The impact of DNA polymerase and number of rounds of amplification in PCR on 16S rRNA gene sequence data – Marc A Sze & Patrick D Schloss – bioRxiv

Utilisation of Ambient Laser Desorption Ionisation Mass Spectrometry (ALDI-MS) Improves Lipid-Based Microbial Species Level Identification – Simon J. S. Cameron – Scientific Reports

Animal microbiome

Characterization of the otic bacterial microbiota in dogs with otitis externa compared to healthy individuals – Juraj Korbelik – Veterinary Dermatology

Water and extremophile microbiome

*Metagenome-assembled genomes provide new insight into the microbial diversity of two thermal pools in Kamchatka, Russia – Laetitia G. E. Wilkins – Scientific Reports