April 11, 2018

In today’s digest, check among many interesting articles: the evolution within human microbiome by T.D. Lieberman,  unique microbial biodiversity residing in hadal trenches by L.M. Peoples, changes in community composition in coastal water following exposure to oil and oil dispersant by S.H. Doyle. While in news — a story about “microbial hitchhikers” in restroom hand dryers.

General microbiome

Seven Billion Microcosms: Evolution within Human Microbiomes – Tami D. Lieberman – mSystems

Using Cultivated Microbial Communities To Dissect Microbiome Assembly: Challenges, Limitations, and the Path Ahead – Benjamin E. Wolfe – mSystems

Understanding Microbiome Stability in a Changing World – Ashley Shade – mSystems

Horizontal gene transfer of Chlamydia: Novel insights from tree reconciliation –  Hyaekang Kim – PLOS One

New insight into the early stages of biofilm formation – Catherine R. Armbruster  – PNAS

Multicopy plasmids allow bacteria to escape from fitness trade-offs during evolutionary innovation – Jeronimo Rodriguez-Beltran – Nature Ecology & Evolution

Considering the Lives of Microbes in Microbial Communities – Elizabeth A. Shank – mSystems

Oral microbiome

Inflammatory Bacteriome and Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma – M. Perera – Journal of Dental Research

Human gut microbiome

The cardiovascular macrophage: a missing link between gut microbiota and cardiovascular diseases? – X. Chen – European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences

Can Diet Influence Our Health by Altering Intestinal Microbiota – Derived Fecal Metabolites? – Qiang Lyu – mSystems

Toward Personalized Control of Human Gut Bacterial Communities – Lawrence A. David – mSystems

Role of the Gut Microbiome in Vertebrate Evolution – Thomas J. Sharpton – mSystems

Dietary nutrition and gut microflora: A promising target for treating diseases – Ying Nie – Trends in Food Science & Technology

Reduction in hepatic secondary bile acids caused by short-term antibiotic-induced dysbiosis decreases mouse serum glucose and triglyceride levels – Takuya Kuno – Scientific Reports

A snapshot of gut microbiota of an adult urban population from Western region of India – Disha Tandon – PLOS One

Animal experiments 

Mice harboring pathobiont-free microbiota do not develop intestinal inflammation that normally results from an innate immune deficiency – Benoit Chassaing – PLOS One

Animal microbiome 

The cultivable autochthonous microbiota of the critically endangered Northern bald ibis (Geronticus eremita) – Joachim Spergser – PLOS One

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Maize Phyllosphere Microbial Community Niche Development Across Stages of Host Leaf Growth – Heather C. Manching –  F1000 Research

Exploring the Potentiality of Novel Rhizospheric Bacterial Strains against the Rice Blast Fungus Magnaporthe oryzae – Narayanappa Amruta –  The Plant Pathology Journal

The sensitivity of soil enzymes, microorganisms and spring wheat to soil contamination with carfentrazone-ethyl – Monika Tomkiel – Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part B

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Trophic-functional patterns of biofilm-dwelling ciliates at different water depths in coastal waters of the Yellow Sea, northern China – Mamun Abdullah Al – European Journal of Protistology

Vertically distinct microbial communities in the Mariana and Kermadec trenches – Logan M. Peoples – PLOS One

The redox-sensing protein Rex modulates ethanol production in Thermoanaerobacterium saccharolyticum – Tianyong Zheng – PLOS One

Subgroup characteristics of marine methane-oxidizing ANME-2 archaea and their syntrophic partners revealed by integrated multimodal analytical microscopy – Shawn E. McGlynn – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Addressing Confounding Factors in Algal Phosphorus Limitation Experiments – Whitney S. Beck -bioRxiv

Effect of Siderophore on Iron Availability in a Diatom and a Dinoflagellate Species: Contrasting Response in Associated Bacteria – Nicolas Sanchez – Frontiers in Marine Science

Robust Mercury Methylation across Diverse Methanogenic Archaea – Cynthia C. Gilmour – mBio

Two Distinct Aerobic Methionine Salvage Pathways Generate Volatile Methanethiol in Rhodopseudomonas palustris – Anthony R. Miller – mBio

Trichodesmium physiological ecology and phosphate reduction in the western Tropical South Pacific – Kyle R. Frischkorn – Biogeosciences

Energy Gradients Structure Microbial Communities Across Sediment Horizons in Deep Marine Sediments of the South China Sea – Michael F. Graw- Frontiers in Microbiology

Rapid Formation of Microbe-Oil Aggregates and Changes in Community Composition in Coastal Surface Water Following Exposure to Oil and the Dispersant Corexit – Shawn M. Doyle – Frontiers in Microbiology

Understanding Diatom Cell Wall Silicification—Moving Forward – Mark Hildebrand – Frontiers in Marine Science

The hunt for the most-wanted chemolithoautotrophic spookmicrobes – Michiel H in ‘t Zandt – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Biotechnology

Electron transport chains in organohalide-respiring bacteria and bioremediation implications – Shanquan Wang – Biotechnology Advances

Food microbiology

Listeria monocytogenes strains show large variations in competitive growth in mixed culture biofilms and suspensions with bacteria from food processing environments – Even Heir – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Review: Titanium dioxide (TiO2) photocatalysis technology for nonthermal inactivation of microorganisms in foods – Zhiwei Zhu – Trends in Food Science & Technology

The complexity of wine: clarifying the role of microorganisms – Sophie Tempère – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Probiotics / prebiotics

The effect of Lactobacillus acidophilus and Lactobacillus casei on the in vitro bioaccessibility of flaxseed lignans (Linum usitatissimum L.) – O. Muñoz – Food & Function

The “Golden Age” of Probiotics: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized and Observational Studies in Preterm Infants – Dermyshi E. – Neonatology

Phages and viruses

Screening of FDA-approved Drugs and Identification of Novel Lassa Virus Entry Inhibitors – Peilin Wang – bioRxiv

Reducing inherent biases introduced during DNA viral metagenome analyses of municipal wastewater – Nichole E. Brinkman – PLOS One

Sequence, genome organization, annotation and proteomics of the thermophilic, 47.7-kb Geobacillus stearothermophilus bacteriophage TP-84 and its classification in the new Tp84virus genus – Piotr M. Skowron – PLOS One

Bioinformatics

GMPR: A robust normalization method for zero-inflated count data with application to microbiome sequencing data – Li Chen – PeerJ

Techniques

Use of genomics to design a diagnostic assay to discriminate between Streptococcus pneumoniae and Streptococcus pseudopneumoniae – Matthew A. Croxen –  Microbial Genomics

Paraffin Embedding and Thin Sectioning of Microbial Colony Biofilms for Microscopic Analysis – William C. Cornell – Journal of Visualized Experiments (Jove)

Microbes in the news 

Bugs, microbes and death can inform the living

Gut bacteria keeps bears healthily obese

Restroom Hand Dryers Are Blowing Bacteria Everywhere

Survival strategy: How one enzyme helps bacteria recover from exposure to antibiotics

Oil-eating bacteria could clean up the next spill

 

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March 30, 2018

In today’s digest you can read a perspective on the social network of microorganisms by Karsten Zengler, a paper on relationship between HIV-1 infection and chronic periodontitis by Tábata Larissa, a paper on sponges-cyanobacteria associations – a global diversity overview by Despoina Konstantinou and/or for an easier read check the report on bacteria in rubber duckies in our ‘News’ section. Enjoy!

Jobs

PhD position Ecology and Evolution of Microbial Infectious Ecosystems, University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands

Research Assistant-Post Doc, Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences, Krems, Austria

Post-doctoral opportunity at Weill Cornell in New York City, NY, USA

Post Doc Position for Genetic Engineering to Improve Microbial Soluble Expression, BOKU, Vienna, Austria

General microbiome

Perspective: The social network of microorganisms — how auxotrophies shape complex communities – Karsten Zengler – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Intracellular signaling through the comRS system in Streptococcus mutans genetic competence – Simon A.M. Underhill – bioRxiv

Ecological Insights from the Evolutionary History of Microbial Innovations – Mario E Muscarella – bioRxiv

Probing the metabolism of microorganisms – Stilianos Louca – Science

Human respiratory microbiome

Review: Streptococcus pneumoniae: transmission, colonization and invasion – Jeffrey N. Weiser – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Oral microbiome

Relationship between human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) infection and chronic periodontitis – Tábata Larissa – Expert Review of Clinical Immunology

Alterations in the oral microbiome in HIV-infected participants after ART administration are influenced by immune status –  Rachel M. Presti – AIDS

Human gut microbiome

A feasibility study: association between gut microbiota enterotype and antibody response to seasonal trivalent influenza vaccine in adults – Nick Shortt – Clinical and Translational Immunology

Gut microbiota varies by opioid use, circulating leptin and oxytocin in African American men with diabetes and high burden of chronic disease – Elena Barengolts – PLOS One

Variations in gut microbiota and fecal metabolic phenotype associated with Fenbendazole and Ivermectin Tablets by 16S rRNA gene sequencing and LC/MS-based metabolomics in Amur tiger – Fengping He – Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications

Single Sampling Versus Multiple Testing Strategy to Assess Gut Microbiota Composition: Does It Matter? – T. G. J. de Meij – Current Microbiology

Scaling Safe Access to Fecal Microbiota Transplantation: Past, Present, and Future – Pratik Panchal – Current Gastroenterology Reports

Fecal Microbiome Among Nursing Home Residents with Advanced Dementia and Clostridium difficile – Rafael Araos – Digestive Diseases and Sciences

Intestinal Metagenomes and Metabolomes in Healthy Young Males: Inactivity and Hypoxia Generated Negative Physiological Symptoms Precede Microbial Dysbiosis – Robert Šket – Frontiers in  Physiology

Intestinal Microbiota Influences Non-intestinal Related Autoimmune Diseases – Maria C. Opazo – Frontiers in Microbiology

Third-party fecal microbiota transplantation following allo-HCT reconstitutes microbiome diversity – Zachariah DeFilipp – Blood Advances

Animal experiments 

Ecological Restoration of Antibiotic-Disturbed Gastrointestinal Microbiota in Foregut and Hindgut of Cows – Shoukun Ji – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

Effect of live yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae (Actisaf Sc 47) supplementation on the performance and hindgut microbiota composition of weanling pigs – T. G. Kiros – Scientific Reports

Oral Antibiotic Treatment of Mice Exacerbates the Disease Severity of Multiple Flavivirus Infections – Larissa B. Thackray – Cell Reports

Animal microbiome 

Investigation of the seasonal microbiome of Anopheles coluzzii mosquitoes in Mali – Benjamin J. Krajacich – PLOS One

A Lethal Fungus Infects the Chinese White Wax Scale Insect and Causes Dramatic Changes in the Host Microbiota – Tao Sun – Scientific Reports

Widespread Elevational Occurrence of Antifungal Bacteria in Andean Amphibians Decimated by Disease: A Complex Role for Skin Symbionts in Defense Against Chytridiomycosis – Alessandro Catenazzi – Frontiers in Microbiology

Skin Microbiomes of California Terrestrial Salamanders Are Influenced by Habitat More Than Host Phylogeny – Alicia K. Bird – Frontiers in Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Insights into microbial communities mediating the bioremediation of hydrocarbon-contaminated soil from an Alpine former military site – José A. Siles – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Endophytic bacterial microbiome associated with leaves of genetically modified (AtAREB1) and conventional (BR 16) soybean plants – Katiúscia Kelli Montanari-Coelho – World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Response of Nitrifier and Denitrifier Abundance and Microbial Community Structure to Experimental Warming in an Agricultural Ecosystem – Tatoba R. Waghmode – Frontiers in Microbiology

Bacterial diversity and community structure in the rhizosphere of four Ferula species – Xiuling Wang – Scientific Reports

Water and extremophile microbiome

Sponges-Cyanobacteria associations: Global diversity overview and new data from the Eastern Mediterranean – Despoina Konstantinou – PLOS One

Seasonal variation in the bacterial community composition of a large estuarine reservoir and response to cyanobacterial proliferation – Zheng Xu – Chemosphere

Assessment of Fecal Indicator Bacteria and Potential Pathogen Co-Occurrence at a Shellfish Growing Area – Andrew K. Leight – Frontiers in Microbiology

Diversity and Contributions to Nitrogen Cycling and Carbon Fixation of Soil Salinity Shaped Microbial Communities in Tarim Basin – Min Ren – Frontiers in Microbiology

Carrying Capacity and Colonization Dynamics of Curvibacter in the Hydra Host Habitat – Tanita Wein – Frontiers in Microbiology

Transcriptomic and Ectoine Analysis of Halotolerant Nocardiopsis gilva YIM 90087T Under Salt Stress – Jian Han –  Frontiers in Microbiology

Cultivation and genomics of the first freshwater SAR11 (LD12) isolate – Michael W. Henson – The ISME Journal

Metabolic Adaptation of Methanogens in Anaerobic Digesters Upon Trace Element Limitation – Babett Wintsche – Frontiers in Microbiology

Phages and viruses

Review: Autophagy during viral infection — a double-edged sword – Younho Choi – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Viruses in the environment – presence and diversity of bacteriophage and enteric virus populations in the Umhlangane River, Durban, South Africa – Veronna Marie – Journal of Water and Health

Kinetic Modeling of Virus Growth in Cells – John Yin – Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews

Bioinformatics

EzMap: a simple pipeline for reproducible analysis of the human virome – Patrick Czeczko  – Bioinformatics

Techniques

Reproducibility and repeatability of six high-throughput 16S rDNA sequencing protocols for microbiota profiling – Sajan C.Raju – Journal of Microbiological Methods

Mapping bacteria on filter membranes, an innovative SERS approach – SiyueGao – Journal of Microbiological Methods

Comparison of a newly developed binary typing with ribotyping and multilocus sequence typing methods for Clostridium difficile – Zhirong Li  – Journal of Microbiological Methods

Rapid detection of Klebsiella pneumoniae, Klebsiella oxytoca, Raoultella ornithinolytica and other related bacteria in food by lateral-flow test strip immunoassays – Tatsuya Tominaga –  Journal of Microbiological Methods

Detection of different classes of carbapenemases: Adaptation and assessment of a phenotypic method applied to Enterobacteriaceae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter baumannii, and proposal of a new algorithm – Guillaume Gautier – Journal of Microbiological Methods

Rapid detection of carbapenemase-producing Acinetobacter baumannii and carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae using a bioluminescence-based phenotypic method – Vincent van Almsick – Journal of Microbiological Methods

A quest to find good primers for gene expression analysis of Candida albicans from clinical samples – Gabriela C.Alonso – Journal of Microbiological Methods

Microbes in the news 

The inside of rubber duckies are full of bacteria. You don’t seem surprised

Strings of electron-carrying proteins may hold the secret to ‘electric bacteria’

Researchers develop model to show how bacteria grow in plumbing systems

Harvard scientists uncover an exploitable Achilles’ heel common to most bacteria

Altering Gut Microbiome May Increase Resistance to C. difficile infection

Our Own Microbiome Might Be Triggering The Autoimmune Disease Lupus

March 26, 2018

Suggestions to read in today’s digest are: a review about microbiological methods applied in studies following the deepwater horizon oil spill by S.Zhang, a paper by W. Pootakham on dynamics of coral‐associated microbiomes during a thermal bleaching event and a paper by X. Jiang on a novel auxotrophic interaction among soil microbes. Enjoy!

Oral microbiome

Reduced salivary secretion contributes more to changes in the oral microbiome of patients with primary Sjögren’s syndrome than underlying disease – Taco A van der Meulen – Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases

Insights into the human oral microbiome – Digvijay Verma – Archives of Microbiology

Human gut microbiome

Plant sterols and human gut microbiota relationship: An in vitro colonic fermentation study – María Cuevas-Tena – Journal of Functional Foods

Fecal microbiome composition and stability in 4- to 8-year old children is associated with dietary patterns and nutrient intake  – Kirsten Berding – The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry

Gut Microbiota Profiles in Treatment-naïve Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – Hai-yin Jiang – Behavioural Brain Research

Vitamin D administration leads to a shift of the intestinal bacterial composition in Crohn’s Disease patients, but not in healthy controls – Holger Schäffler – Journal of Digestive Diseases

Review: The Impact of Klebsiella pneumoniae in Lower Gastrointestinal Tract Diseases – Christina Parvinder Kaur – Journal of Digestive Diseases

Differential immune responses and microbiota profiles in children with autism spectrum disorders and co-morbid gastrointestinal symptoms – Destanie R. Rose – Brain, Behavior, and Immunity

Methodology challenges in studying human gut microbiota – effects of collection, storage, DNA extraction and next generation sequencing technologies – Marina Panek – Scientific Reports

Microbial communities inhabiting the fairy ring of Floccularia luteovirens and isolation of potential mycorrhiza helper bacteria – Rui Xing – Journal of Basic Microbiology

Animal experiments 

Chitosan oligosaccharides improve the disturbance in glucose metabolism and reverse the dysbiosis of gut microbiota in diabetic mice – Junping Zheng – Carbohydrate Polymers

Comparative study of effects of assemblages AII and BIV of Giardia duodenalis on mucosa and microbiota of the small intestine in mice – Mariana Felgueira Pavanelli – Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy

Lifelong calorie restriction affects indicators of colonic health in aging C57Bl/6J mice – Dieuwertje E.G. Kok – The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry

Effects of oxidative stress induced by high dosage of dietary iron ingested on intestinal damage and caecal microbiota in Chinese Yellow broilers – Z. Y. Gou – Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition

Animal microbiome 

Effects of short term lead exposure on gut microbiota and hepatic metabolism in adult zebrafish – Jizhou Xia – Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part C: Toxicology & Pharmacology

Effects of commercial dietary prebiotic and probiotic supplements on growth, innate immune responses, and intestinal microbiota and histology of Totoaba macdonaldi – Mayra L. González-Félix – Aquaculture

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Phage particles harboring antibiotic resistance genes in fresh-cut vegetables and agricultural soil – Olatz Larrañaga – Environment International

The fruit microbiome: A new frontier for postharvest biocontrol and postharvest biology – Samir Droby – Postharvest Biology and Technology

Earthworms differentially modify the microbiome of arable soils varying in residue management – Xin Gong – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Subterranean infestation by Holotrichia parallela larvae is associated with changes in the peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) rhizosphere microbiome – Li-Li Geng – Microbiological Research

Microbial communities inhabiting the fairy ring of Floccularia luteovirens and isolation of potential mycorrhiza helper bacteria – Rui Xing – Journal of Basic Microbiology

Mycobiota of maize seeds revealed by rDNA‐ITS sequence analysis of samples with varying storage times – Hui – Qin Xing – Microbiology Open

Multiscale patterns and drivers of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities in the roots and root‐associated soil of a wild perennial herb – Pil U. Rasmussen – New Phytologist

Impact of spatial organization on a novel auxotrophic interaction among soil microbes – Xue Jiang – The ISME Journal

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Nutrient enrichment during shrimp cultivation alters bacterioplankton assemblies and destroys community stability – Wen Yang – Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Specific enrichment of hyperthermophilic electroactive Archaea from deep-sea hydrothermal vent on electrically conductive support – Guillaume Pillot – Bioresource Technology

Changes in microbial communities during volatile fatty acid production from cyanobacterial biomass harvested from a cyanobacterial bloom in a river – Hyun Uk Cho – Chemosphere

Emerging contaminants and nutrients synergistically affect the spread of class 1 integron-integrase (intI1) and sul1 genes within stable streambed bacterial communities – Jèssica Subirats – Water Research

Assessing the origin of bacteria in tap water and distribution system in an unchlorinated drinking water system by SourceTracker using microbial community fingerprints – Gang Liu – Water Research

Large buoyant particles dominated by cyanobacterial colonies harbor distinct bacterial communities from small suspended particles and free‐living bacteria in the water column – Limei Shi – Microbiology Open

Dynamics of coral‐associated microbiomes during a thermal bleaching event – Wirulda Pootakham – Microbiology Open

Effects of bottom-water hypoxia on sediment bacterial community composition in a seasonally hypoxic enclosed bay (Omura Bay, West Kyushu, Japan) – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Review: A Retrospective Review of Microbiological Methods Applied in Studies Following the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill – Shuangfei Zhang – Frontiers in Microbiology

Built environment

Sulfate-reducing mixed communities with the ability to generate bioelectricity and degrade textile diazo dye in microbial fuel cells – Waheed Miran – Journal of Hazardous Materials

Work scheme to isolate the different microorganisms found in hydrogen-producing reactors: A study of effectiveness by pyrosequencing analysis – Laura Fuentes  – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Effect of hydraulic retention time on microbial community structure in wastewater treatment electro-bioreactors – Nancy A. ElNaker – Microbiology Open

Food microbiology

Presence of Clostridium difficile in poultry and poultry meat in Egypt – Mostafa Y. Abdel-Glil – Anaerobe

Isolation and characterization of microorganisms and volatiles associated with Moroccan saffron during different processing treatments – Francesco Fancello – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Post-harvest processing decreases the richness of bacterial taxa in the phyllosphere of broccoli – Min-Soo Kim  – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Probiotics / prebiotics

Probiotic Lactobacillus casei Zhang (LCZ) alleviates respiratory, gastrointestinal & RBC abnormality via immuno-modulatory, anti-inflammatory & anti-oxidative actions – Yan-Yan Hor – Journal of Functional Foods

Complete genome sequence of Bifidobacterium choerinum FMB-1, a resistant starch-degrading bacterium – Dong-Hyun Jung – Journal of Biotechnology

Structural studies of the cell wall polysaccharide from Lactococcus lactis UC509.9 – Evgeny Vinogradov – Carbohydrate Research

Lactobacillus paracasei CNCM I-3689 reduces vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus persistence and promotes Bacteroidetes resilience in the gut following antibiotic challenge – Laureen Crouzet – Scientific Reports

Microbes in the news

 

 

This Hungry Bacteria Could Help Clean Up Heavy Metals And Greenhouse Gases

March 13, 2018

In today’s digest it was quite hard to pick just few papers, since there are many, many interesting papers. From mentioned reviews I would recommend the one by H. Bokhari on the exploitation of microbial forensics and nanotechnology for the monitoring of emerging pathogens and the one by J. R. Bober on engineering probiotics and microbes for biomedical applications. From other papers I would like to highlight the one by M. Mehrshad and enigmatic SAR202 cluster, the one by A. C. Lehours and biogeographic patterns of aerobic anoxygenic phototrophic bacteria and the one by E. M. Llufrio and how fluorescence activated cell sorting introduces oxidative stress and alters the metabolic state of cells. Don’t forget to check on news, where you can read about metagenomic clustering powered by supercomputers, while in general science section there is an interesting article by B. Barros on ‘scientific knowledge percolation process’ or how scientific information diffuse into the social sphere.

General microbiome

Review: Exploitation of microbial forensics and nanotechnology for the monitoring of emerging pathogens – Habib Bokhari – Critical Reviews in Microbiology

The aryl hydrocarbon receptor as a moderator of host-microbiota communication – Limin Zhang – Current Opinion in Toxicology

Pregnancy and early life

The Role of the Microbiome in the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease – Leah T. Stiemsma – Pediatrics

Human gut microbiome

 

Translocation of a gut pathobiont drives autoimmunity in mice and humans – S. Manfredo Vieira – Science

Experimental Chagas disease-induced perturbations of the fecal microbiome and metabolome – Laura-Isobel McCall – PLOS One

How to Increase the Butyrate-Producing Capacity of the Gut Microbiome: Do IBD Patients Really Need Butyrate Replacement and Butyrogenic Therapy? – Stanislav Sitkin – Journal of Crohn’s and Colitis

Effect of Faecal Microbiota Transplantation for Treatment of Clostridium difficile Infection in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Cohort Studies – Tuo chen –  Journal of Crohn’s and Colitis

Animal experiments 

Supplementation of Bacillus subtilis based probiotic reduces heat stress-related behaviors and inflammatory response in broiler chickens – W C Wang – Journal of Animal Science

Comparisons of bacterial and Archaeal Communities in the Rumen and a Dual-Flow Continuous Culture Fermentation System using Amplicon Sequencing – I J Salfer – Journal of Animal Science

The Microbiome Regulates Pulmonary Responses to Ozone in Mice – Youngji Cho – American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology

Bifidobacteria exert species-specific effects on constipation in BALB/c mice – Linlin Wang – Food & Function

Animal microbiome 

Comparative Analysis of the Gut Bacterial Community of Four Anastrepha Fruit Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) Based on Pyrosequencing – Carmen Ventura – Current Microbiology

Metagenomic insights into lignocellulose-degrading genes through Illumina-based de novo sequencing of the microbiome in Vietnamese native goats’ rumen – Thi Huyen Do – The Journal of General and Applied Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Colonization of Eggplant by Endophytic Bacteria Antagonistic to Ralstonia solanacearum, the Bacterial Wilt Pathogen – Gauri A. Achari – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, India Section B: Biological Sciences

Landscape scale factors affecting prevalence of Escherichia coli in surface soil include land cover type, edge interactions, and soil pH – Nicholas Dusek – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Nigericin and grisorixin methyl ester from the Algerian soil-living Streptomyces youssoufiensis SF10 strain: a computational study on their epimeric structures and evaluation of glioblastoma stem cells growth inhibition – Nassima Leulmi – Natural Product Research

Interacting effect of diclofop-methyl on the rice rhizosphere microbiome and denitrification – Haifeng Qian – Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology

Indigenous Pseudomonas spp. Strains from the Olive (Olea europaea L.) Rhizosphere as Effective Biocontrol Agents against Verticillium dahliae: From the Host Roots to the Bacterial Genomes – Carmen Gómez-Lama Cabanás  – Frontiers in Microbiology

Resveratrol as a growth substrate for bacteria from the rhizosphere – Zohre Kurt – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Predicting the structure of soil communities from plant community taxonomy, phylogeny, and traits – Jonathan W. Leff – The ISME Journal

Diversity of microbial communities potentially involved in mercury methylation in rice paddies surrounding typical mercury mining areas in China – Xin Liu – Microbiology Open

Bacterial Preferences for Specific Soil Particle Size Fractions Revealed by Community Analyses – Michael Hemkemeyer – Frontiers in Microbiology

Volatile compounds from beneficial or pathogenic bacteria differentially regulate root exudation, transcription of iron transporters, and defense signaling pathways in Sorghum bicolor – Erasto Hernández-Calderón –  Plant Molecular Biology

The impact of failure: unsuccessful bacterial invasions steer the soil microbial community away from the invader’s niche – C. A. Mallon – The ISME Journal

Soil contamination alters the willow root and rhizosphere metatranscriptome and the root–rhizosphere interactome – Etienne Yergeau – The ISME Journal

Bioaugmentation of chlorothalonil-contaminated soil with hydrolytically or reductively dehalogenating strain and its effect on soil microbial community – Xi-Hui Xu – Journal of Hazardous Materials

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Biogeographic patterns of aerobic anoxygenic phototrophic bacteria reveal an ecological consistency of phylogenetic clades in different oceanic biomes – Anne-Catherine Lehours – Scientific Report

Mercury-methylating bacteria are associated with zooplankton: a proof-of-principle survey in the Baltic Sea –  Elena Gorokhova – bioRxiv

Mosaic patterns of B-vitamin synthesis and utilization in a natural marine microbial community – Laura Gómez-Consarnau – bioRxiv

Effects of nutrient loading on sediment bacterial and pathogen communities within seagrass meadows – Songlin Liu – Microbiology Open

Chapter 17 – Rhizosphere Metabolite Profiling: An Opportunity to Understand Plant-Microbe Interactions for Crop Improvement -Amit Verma – Crop Improvement Through Microbial Biotechnology

Chapter 22 – Plant-Microbe Interaction and Genome Sequencing: An Evolutionary Insight – Krishna K. Sharma – Crop Improvement Through Microbial Biotechnology

Metagenomic Insights into the Phylogenetic and Metabolic Diversity of the Prokaryotic Community Dwelling in Hypersaline Soils from the Odiel Saltmarshes (SW Spain) – Blanca Vera-Gargallo – Genes

Opening the black box of spring water microbiology from alpine karst aquifers to support proactive drinking water resource management – Domenico Savio – Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water

Genomes of ubiquitous marine and hypersaline Hydrogenovibrio, Thiomicrorhabdus, and Thiomicrospira spp. encode a diversity of mechanisms to sustain chemolithoautotrophy in heterogeneous environments – Kathleen M. Scott – Environmental Microbiology

Data Article: Bioinformatics delimitation based on sequence data of the psychrophilic and psychrotolerant actinobacteria isolated from the Polar Frontal waters of the Antarctic Ocean – Palaniappan Sivasankar – Data in Brief

Cultivation-Independent and Cultivation-Dependent Analysis of Microbes in the Shallow-Sea Hydrothermal System Off Kueishantao Island, Taiwan: Unmasking Heterotrophic Bacterial Diversity and Functional Capacity – Kai Tang – Frontiers in Microbiology

The enigmatic SAR202 cluster up close: shedding light on a globally distributed dark ocean lineage involved in sulfur cycling – Maliheh Mehrshad – The ISME Journal

The widespread dissemination of integrons throughout bacterial communities in a riverine system – Gregory C. A. Amos – The ISME Journal

Expression profiling of host and virus during a coccolithophore bloom provides insights into the role of viral infection in promoting carbon export – Uri Sheyn – The ISME Journal

Contrasting patterns of genome-level diversity across distinct co-occurring bacterial populations – Sarahi L. Garcia – The ISME Journal

Metabolic versatility of small archaea Micrarchaeota and Parvarchaeota – Lin-Xing Chen – The ISME Journal

Geobacteraceae are important members of mercury-methylating microbial communities of sediments impacted by waste water releases – Andrea G. Bravo – The ISME Journal

Diazotroph diversity and nitrogen fixation in the coral Stylophora pistillata from the Great Barrier Reef  – Michael P. Lesser – The ISME Journal

Multiple colonist pools shape fiddler crab-associated bacterial communities – Catalina Cuellar-Gempeler – The ISME Journal

Pangenomic Definition of Prokaryotic Species and the Phylogenetic Structure of Prochlorococcus spp. – Mikhail A. Moldovan – Frontiers in Microbiology

Halotolerant Exiguobacterium profundum PHM11 Tolerate Salinity by Accumulating L-Proline and Fine-Tuning Gene Expression Profiles of Related Metabolic Pathways – Vikas K. Patel – Frontiers in Microbiology

The predictability of a lake phytoplankton community, over time-scales of hours to years – Mridul K. Thomas – Ecology Letters

Built environment

Anaerobic Ammonium-Oxidizing Bacteria in Cow Manure Composting – Tingting Wang – Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Petrophilic, Fe(III) Reducing Exoelectrogen Citrobacter sp. KVM11, Isolated From Hydrocarbon Fed Microbial Electrochemical Remediation Systems – Krishnaveni Venkidusamy – Frontiers in Microbiology

Inhibitors degradation and microbial response during continuous anaerobic conversion of hydrothermal liquefaction wastewater – Buchun Sia – Science of The Total Environment

Food microbiology

Different temperatures select distinctive acetic acid bacteria species and promotes organic acids production during Kombucha tea fermentation – Francesca De Filippis – Food Microbiology

Staphylococcus aureus undergoes major transcriptional reorganization during growth with Enterococcus faecalis in milk – Gabriela NogueiraViçosa – Food Microbiology

Variability within the dominant microbiota of sliced cooked poultry products at expiration date in the Belgian retail – Wim Geeraerts – Food Microbiology

Changes in microbial communities and quality attributes of white muscle and dark muscle from common carp (Cyprinus carpio) during chilled and freeze-chilled storage – Qian Li – Food Microbiology

Microbial diversity and chemical analysis of the starters used in traditional Chinese sweet rice wine – Haiying Cai –  Food Microbiology

Structure of association networks in food bacterial communities – Eugenio Parente – Food Microbiology

Shifts in spinach microbial communities after chlorine washing and storage at compliant and abusive temperatures – Ganyu Gu – Food Microbiology

Probiotics / prebiotics

Effective identification of Lactobacillus casei group species: genome-based selection of the gene mutL as the target of a novel multiplex PCR assay – Benedetta Bottari – Microbiology

Phages and viruses

A Holistic Assessment of the Risks and Benefits of the Synthesis of Horsepox Virus – Diane Di Euliis – mSphere

Biotechnology

Impact of anti-acidification microbial consortium on carbohydrate metabolism of key microbes during food waste composting – Caihong Song – Bioresource Technology

Review: Synthetic Biology Approaches to Engineer Probiotics and Members of the Human Microbiota for Biomedical Applications – Josef R. Bober – Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering

Techniques

Sorting Cells Alters Their Redox State and Cellular Metabolome – Elizabeth M. Llufrio – Redox Biology

Microbes in the news 

Ibuprofen Counters Key Bacteria in Lungs of CF Patients, Study Shows

Bacteria in your intestines can trigger autoimmune diseases

A game changer: Metagenomic clustering powered by supercomputers

Science, publishing, and career

Scientific knowledge percolation process and social impact: a case study on the biotechnology and microbiology perceptions on Twitter – Beatriz Barros – Science and Public Policy

March 12, 2018

Today we have  interesting reviews by Thomas S.B. about gut microbiome and by F. Newberry about microbiome and virome contribution to myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome. Another highlight for viruses is a commentary by Y.Z. Zhang on how metagenomics has changed our understanding of RNA viruses. Check these recommendations as well as many other articles in today’s digest.

General microbiome

AnalysisMicrobiome Research in a Social World – Diana Crow – Cell

Commentary: The Past and Future Biology of the Human Microbiome in an Age of Extinctions – Martin J. Blaser – Cell

Perspective: Major New Microbial Groups Expand Diversity and Alter our Understanding of the Tree of Life – Cindy J. Castelle – Cell

Review: The Biology of CRISPR-Cas: Backward and Forward – Frank Hille – Cell

Human skin microbiome

The Microbiome in Dermatology – Shenara Musthaq – Clinics in Dermatology

Fragile skin microbiomes in megacities are assembled by a predominantly niche-based process – Hye-Jin Kim – Science Advances

Human nearly-sterile sites 

Review: Altered microbiome in chronic kidney disease: systemic effects of gut-derived uremic toxins – Wei Ling Lau – Clinical Science

Human urinary microbiome

Microbial metagenome of urinary tract infection – Ahmed Moustafa – Scientific Reports

Human gut microbiome

Neuroinflammation, Gut Microbiome, and Alzheimer’s Disease – Li Lin – Molecular Neurobiology

Gut microbiota and its implications in small bowel transplantation – Chenyang Wang – Frontiers of Medicine

Festschrift for Ronan O’Connell: pouchitis, ulcerative colitis and the microbiome – Aonghus Lavelle – Irish Journal of Medical Science (1971 -)

Lipid nanoparticles to counteract gastric infection without affecting gut microbiota – Catarina Leal Seabraa – European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics

Gut microbiota dysbiosis is associated with Henoch-Schönlein Purpura in children – Xingcui Wanga – International Immunopharmacology

Gut Microbiota Signature in Heart Failure Defined From Profiling of 2 Independent Cohorts – Martin Kummen – Journal of the American College of Cardiology

Toxin profile of fecal Clostridium perfringens strains isolated from children with autism spectrum disorders – Góra Bartłomiej – Anaerobe

Exploration of fecal microbiota transplantation in the treatment of refractory diarrhea after renal transplantation  – Bo Gu – Transplantation Proceedings

Review: The Human Gut Microbiome: From Association to Modulation – Thomas S.B. Schmidt – Cell

Animal experiments

Gut microbiota mediates diurnal variation of acetaminophen induced acute liver injury in mice – Shenhai Gong – Journal of Hepatology

Microbiota composition, gene pool and its expression in Gir cattle (Bos indicus) rumen under different forage diets using metagenomic and metatranscriptomic approaches – Ramesh J. Pandit – Systematic and Applied Microbiology

Animal microbiome 

Understanding the Intestinal Microbiome in Health and Disease – Marcio Carvalho Costa – Veterinary Clinics of North America: Equine Practice

The association between gut microbiome, sex, age and body condition scores of horses in Maiduguri and its environs – Esther Solomon Mshelia – Microbial Pathogenesis

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Phenolic compounds as antioxidants and chemopreventive drugs from Streptomyces cellulosae strain TES17 isolated from rhizosphere of Camellia sinensis – Riveka Rani – Microbiome

A decade of Streptococcus thermophilus phage evolution in an Irish dairy plant – Katherine Lavelle – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Simultaneous application of two herbicides and green compost in a field experiment: Implications on soil microbial community – C. García-Delgado – Applied Soil Ecology

Distribution of prokaryotic communities throughout the Chernozem profiles under different land uses for over a century – Mikhail V. Semenov – Applied Soil Ecology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Brief Communication: Potential for primary productivity in a globally-distributed bacterial phototroph – E. D. Graham – The ISME Journal

Incubation with macroalgae induces large shifts in water column microbiota, but minor changes to the epibiota of co-occurring macroalgae – Melissa Y Chen – Molecular Ecology

The sponge holobiont in a changing ocean: from microbes to ecosystems – L. Pita – Microbiome

Microbiome dynamics in a large artificial seawater aquarium – Nastassia V. Patin – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Conserved genomic and amino acid traits of cold adaptation in subzero-growing Arctic permafrost bacteria – Isabelle Raymond-Bouchard – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Built environment

Phenol removal performance and microbial community shift during pH shock in a moving bed biofilm reactor (MBBR) – Hao Zhou – Journal of Hazardous Materials

Evaluation of process performance, energy consumption and microbiota characterization in a ceramic membrane bioreactor for ex-situ biomethanation of H2 and CO2 – Natalia Alfaro – Bioresource Technology

Food microbiology

Assessing the functionality and genetic diversity of lactococcal prophages – Philip Kelleher – International Journal of Food Microbiology

The bacterial biota of laboratory-reared edible mealworms (Tenebrio molitor L.): From feed to frass – Andrea Osimani – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Phages and viruses

Review: Does the microbiome and virome contribute to myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome? – Fiona Newberry –  Clinical Science

Commentary: Using Metagenomics to Characterize an Expanding Virosphere – Yong-Zhen Zhang – Cell

Techniques

Rapid detection of Klebsiella pneumoniae, Klebsiella oxytoca, Raoultella ornithinolytica and other related bacteria in food by lateral-flow test strip immunoassays – Tatsuya Tominaga

Microbes in the news 

Virus from a pond treats man with antibiotic-resistant infection

Manipulating gut microbes may reduce intestinal parasitic infections

Study Shows Gut Bacteria Can Spread to Other Organs And Trigger Disease

Social stress leads to changes in gut bacteria

Could Our Gut Be the Source of a New Generation of Drugs?

Microbes and art

This watercolour painting was created by artistic bacteria

 

March 6, 2018

In today’s digest we have many interesting articles, particularly in “General Microbiome” section. Check a review on integrative view of cell cycle control in E. coli by L. Dewachter, an article on the return of cultures in microbiology by V. Marx, an article on microbial altruism and cheating in social amoebas by S. Noh. Don’t miss great articles from other sections, like “Water microbiome” where I would recommend an article deciphering the evolution and metabolism of an anammox bacterium by M. Strous and an article about globally overlooked nanoplanktonic diatoms by K. Leblanc. Happy reading!

Events

The Human Microbiome, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany, 16 – 19 Sep 2018

Jobs

Qc Analyst- Microbiology, Liverpool, UK

General microbiome

Commensal Koch’s postulates: establishing causation in human microbiota research – Anne Neville – Current Opinion in Microbiology

Escherichia coli Lrp regulates one-third of the genome via direct, cooperative, and indirect routes – Grace M. Kroner – bioRxiv

Review: An integrative view of cell cycle control in Escherichia coli – Liselot Dewachter – FEMS Microbiology Reviews

[Section Head] is Ravdin Lecture in the Basic and Surgical Sciences Microbiome Medicine: This Changes Everything  – John C. Alverdy – Journal of the American College of Surgeons

Regulation of Allergic Immune Responses by Microbial Metabolites – Hyun Jung Park – Immune Network

Microbiology: the return of culture – Vivien Marx – Nature Methods

Review: Bacterial microcompartments – Cheryl A. Kerfeld – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Proposal of the suffix –ota to denote phyla. Addendum to ‘Proposal to include the rank of phylum in the International Code of Nomenclature of Prokaryotes’ – William B. Whitman – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Genetic signatures of microbial altruism and cheating in social amoebas in the wild – Suegene Noh – PNAS

The use of SWATH to analyse the dynamic changes of bacterial proteome of carbapanemase-producing Escherichia coli under antibiotic pressure – Hanna E. Sidjabat – Scientific Reports

Pregnancy and early life

Early fecal microbiota composition in children who later develop celiac disease and associated autoimmunity – Anniina Rintala – Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology

Human oral microbiome

Eliminating bias and accelerating the clinical translation of oral microbiome research in oral oncology – Rohit Kunnath Menon  – Oral Oncology

Acid-resistant genes of oral plaque microbiome from the functional metagenomics – Meng Zhang – Journal of Oral Microbiology

Oral microbiota in autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome type 1 – Øyvind Bruserud – Journal of Oral Microbiology

Human vaginal microbiome

Impact of contraceptive initiation on vaginal microbiota  – Sharon L. Achilles – American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Human gut microbiome

Gut Microbiome Composition Predicts Infection Risk during Chemotherapy in Children with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia – Hana Hakim – Clinical Infectious Diseases

Review: Flavonoid metabolism: the interaction of metabolites and gut microbiota – Kaeko Murota – Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry

Data Descriptor: Gut bacterial communities of diarrheic patients with indications of Clostridioides difficile infection – Dominik Schneider – Scientific Data

Animal experiments 

Dietary Tryptophan Restriction Dose-Dependently Modulates Energy Balance, Gut Hormones, and Microbiota in Obesity-Prone Rats – Rizaldy C. Zapata – Obesity

Prevalence of microorganisms associated with feline gingivostomatitis – Hitoshi Nakanishi – Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery

Effects of Rubus coreanus byproducts on intestinal microbiota and the immune modulation – Da Yoon Yu – Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences (AJAS)

Host and Environmental Factors Affecting the Intestinal Microbiota in Chickens – Jannigje G. Kers – Frontiers in Microbiology

Effect of urea-supplemented diets on the ruminal bacterial and archaeal community composition of finishing bulls – Zhenming Zhou – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Animal microbiome 

Metagenomic Study Suggests That the Gut Microbiota of the Giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) May Not Be Specialized for Fiber Fermentation – Wei Guo – Frontiers in Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Ecological selection for small microbial genomes along a temperate-to-thermal soil gradient – Jackson W Sorensen – bioRxiv

Phyllosphere microbiology: at the interface between microbial individuals and the plant host – Mitja N. P. Remus-Emsermann – New Phtyologist

Plant Rhizosphere Selection of Plasmodiophorid Lineages from Bulk Soil: The Importance of “Hidden” Diversity – David Bass – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbial community structure with trends in methylation gene diversity and abundance in mercury-contaminated rice paddy soils in Guizhou, China – Tatiana A. Vishnivetskaya – Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts

Drought consistently alters the composition of soil fungal and bacterial communities in grasslands from two continents – Raúl Ochoa-Hueso – Global Change Biology

Temporal succession of soil antibiotic resistance genes following application of swine, cattle and poultry manures spiked with or without antibiotics – Yu-Jing Zhang – Environmental Pollution

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Light-dependent processes on the cathode enhance the electrical outputs of sediment microbial fuel cells – Ivo Bardarov – Bioelectrochemistry

Diversity of culturable filamentous Ascomycetes in the eastern South Pacific Ocean off Chile – Jeanett Vera – World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Stepwise impact of urban wastewater treatment on the bacterial community structure, antibiotic contents, and prevalence of antimicrobial resistance – Mingyu Wang – Environmental Pollution

Nanoplanktonic diatoms are globally overlooked but play a role in spring blooms and carbon export – Karine Leblanc – Nature Communications

A novel genus of the class Actinobacteria, Longivirga aurantiaca gen. nov., sp. nov., isolated from lake sediment – Jian-Hang Qu – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Desulfothermobacter acidiphilus gen. nov., sp. nov., a thermoacidophilic sulfate-reducing bacterium isolated from a terrestrial hot spring –  E. N. Frolov – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Deciphering the evolution and metabolism of an anammox bacterium from a community genome – Marc Strous –  Nature

Food microbiology

Dynamics of biofilm formation by Listeria monocytogenes on stainless steel under mono-species and mixed-culture simulated fish processing conditions and chemical disinfection challenges – Eleni Papaioannou – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Probiotics / prebiotics

Novel consortium of Klebsiella variicola and Lactobacillus species enhances the functional potential of fermented dairy products by increasing the availability of branched-chain amino acids and the amount of distinctive volatiles – H. Rosales-Bravo – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Bioinformatics

Updating the 97% identity threshold for 16S‌ ribosomal RNA OTUs – Robert C Edgar – Bioinformatics

Biotechnology

Selection and characterization of an anaerobic microbial consortium with high adaptation to crude glycerol for 1,3-propanediol production – Jin-Jie Zhou – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Microbes in the news

Studying how tiny microbes thrive in harsh environments could lead to better treatments for human diseases

Microbes on the market 

FDA fast-tracks Finch’s microbiome capsule for C. difficile

Science, publishing, and career 

Uniting science and stories: Perspectives on the value of storytelling for communicating science

New round of science journalism projects awarded

 

February 20, 2018

In today’s digest you can read: about advantages of Atomic Force Microscopy in studying of oral microbiota in the paper by S. S. Salavadhi; about gut microbiome association with Type 1 diabetes in the paper by J.A. Mullaney; about influence of steroids on the gut microbiota in the review by M.J Tetel and about the ability of Synechococcus cyanobacteria to dynamically change their pigment content to match the ambient light color, in the paper by T. Grébert. These are of course just a few of many interesting articles today. Enjoy!

Events and jobs

MS graduate position: Amoeba microbiome, Conway, Arkansas, US

Research Fellow in Cell Biology – Microscopy, Warwick, UK

PhD Student, ROYAL NIOZ-TEXEL, Texel, the Netherlands

General microbiome

Review: A new piece in the microbiome puzzle – Lindsay J. Pike – Nature Reviews Microbiology

The importance of resolving biogeographic patterns of microbial microdiversity – Alexander B Chase – Microbiology Australia

Consistent changes in the taxonomic structure and functional attributes of bacterial communities during primary succession – Rüdiger Ortiz-Álvarez – the ISME Journal

Pregnancy and early life

Infant formulae supplemented with prebiotics: Are they better than unsupplemented formulae? An updated systematic review – Agata Skórka – British Journal of Nutrition

Early Dietary Patterns and Microbiota Development: Still a Way to Go from Descriptive Interactions to Health-Relevant Solutions – Patricia Iozzo – Frontiers in Nutrition

Roles of Birth Mode and Infant Gut Microbiota in Intergenerational Transmission of Overweight and Obesity From Mother to Offspring – Hein M. Tun – JAMA Pediatrics

Multi-site human microbiome

A blinded observational cohort study of the microbiological ecology associated with pyuria and overactive bladder symptoms – Kiren Gill – International Urogynecology Journal

Oral microbiome

Atomic force microscopy: A three-dimensional reconstructive tool of oral microbiota in gingivitis and periodontitis – Shyam Sunder Salavadhi – Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology

Human gut microbiome

Review: Steroids, stress and the gut microbiome-brain axis – M. J. Tetel – Journal of Neuroendocrinology

Alterations of the Gut Microbiota in Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis Patients – Zhao Fuya – Thyroid

Endospores and other lysis-resistant bacteria comprise a widely shared core community within the human microbiota – Sean Michael Kearney – bioRxiv

Alterations in Intestinal Microbiota Lead to Production of Interleukin 17 by Intrahepatic γδ T-cell Receptor-positive Cells and Pathogenesis of Cholestatic Liver Disease – Dana Tedesco – Gastroenterology

Type 1 diabetes susceptibility alleles are associated with distinct alterations in the gut microbiota – Jane A. Mullaney – BMC Microbiome

Animal experiments

Effect of Dietary Chestnut or Quebracho Tannin Supplementation on Microbial Community and Fatty Acid Profile in the Rumen of Dairy Ewes – Arianna Buccioni – BioMed Research International

Long-Term Treatment with Green Tea Polyphenols Modifies the Gut Microbiome of Female Sprague-Dawley Rats – Jincheng Wang – The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry

Microbiota-Derived Indole Metabolites Promote Human and Murine Intestinal Homeostasis through Regulation of Interleukin-10 Receptor – Erica E. Alexeev – The Americn Journal of Pathology

Interrelations between the rumen microbiota and production, behavioral, rumen-fermentation, metabolic, and immunological attributes of dairy cows – M. Schären – Journal of Diary Science

Animal microbiome

Disentangling metabolic functions of bacteria in the honey bee gut – Lucie Kešnerová – PLOS One

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Soil mixture composition alters Arabidopsis susceptibility to Pseudomonas syringae infection – Jana A. Hassan – Plant Direct

Taxonomic structure and function of seed-inhabiting bacterial microbiota from common reed (Phragmites australis) and narrowleaf cattail (Typha angustifolia L.) – Ting Gao – Archives of Microbiology

The soil microbiome — from metagenomics to metaphenomics – Janet K Jansson – Current Opinion in Microbiology

Exometabolomic profiling of bacterial strains cultivated using Arabidopsis root extract as the sole carbon source – Richard Paul Jacoby – Molecular Plant-Microbiome Interactions

A strain of Streptomyces sp. isolated from rhizospheric soil of Crataegus oxycantha producing Nalidixic acid, a synthetic antibiotic – Nidhi Arora – Journal of Applied Microbiology

High microbial diversity promotes soil ecosystem functioning – Pierre-Alain Maron – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Apportioning bacterial carbon source utilization in soil using 14C isotope analysis of FISH-targeted bacterial populations sorted by Fluorescence Activated Cell Sorting (FACS): 14C-FISH-FACS – Christos Gougoulias – Environmental Microbiology Reports

Insights into the fundamental physiology of the uncultured Fe-oxidizing bacterium Leptothrix ochracea – E. J. Fleming – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Light color acclimation is a key process in the global ocean distribution of Synechococcus cyanobacteria – Théophile Grébert – PNAS

Microbial Functional Gene Diversity Predicts Groundwater Contamination and Ecosystem Functioning – Zhili He – mBio

Iron and phosphorus deprivation induce sociality in the marine bloom-forming cyanobacterium Trichodesmium – Yael Tzubari – the ISME Journal

Cryptophyta as major bacterivores in freshwater summer plankton – Vesna Grujcic – the ISME Journal

Phages and viruses

The impact of bacteriophages on phyllosphere bacterial abundance and composition – Norma M. Morella – Molecular Ecology

Microbes in the news 

Guts and gory: vampire bats need bacteria to digest blood

Using mutant bacteria to study how changes in membrane proteins affect cell functions