January 18, 2018

Today’s digest has quite a few reviews in “Human Gut Microbiome” section and quite interesting news: what killed Aztecs, the womb might not be sterile, while surfers might be spreading antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Check as well an interesting blog post on “How can academia kick its addiction to the impact factor?” and news about “Dimensions” – new science search engine. Dimensions not only indexes papers and their citations, but also – uniquely among scholarly databases – connects publications to their related grants, funding agencies, patents and clinical trials.

 

 

General microbiome

Conserved collateral susceptibility networks in diverse clinical strains of Escherichia coli – Nicole L Podnecky – bioRxiv

Interactions between species introduce spurious associations in microbiome studies – Rajita Menon – PLOS Computational Biology

Antimicrobial resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae carriage and infection in specialized geriatric care wards linked to acquisition in the referring hospital – Claire L Gorrie – Clinical Infectious Diseases

Microbiological and molecular characterization of thermophilic Streptomycesvariabilis with antimicrobial activity – Ramy Fikry – Journal of Basic and Environmental Sciences

Population level evidence for seasonality of the human microbiome – Christina Korownyk – Chronobiology International

Metagenomic analysis of microbial communities yields insight into impacts of nanoparticle design –  Jacob W. Metch – Nature Nanotechnology

Microbial Competition of Rhodotorula mucilaginosa UANL-001L and E. coli increase biosynthesis of Non-Toxic Exopolysaccharide with Applications as a Wide-Spectrum Antimicrobial – Augusto Vazquez-Rodriguez – Scientific Reports

Pregnancy and early life

Perturbations of the gut microbiome genes in infants with atopic dermatitis according to feeding type – Min-Jung Lee – Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Overweight and obesity status in pregnant women are related to intestinal microbiota and serum metabolic and inflammatory profiles – Noora Houttu – Clinical Nutrition

Human respiratory microbiome

Give me a sample of air and I will tell which species are found from your region – molecular identification of fungi from airborne spore samples – Nerea Abrego – Molecular Ecology Resources

Fungi stabilize connectivity in the lung and skin microbial ecosystems – Laura Tipton – BMC Microbiome

Oral microbiome

Microbiome associated with denture malodour – S Yitzhaki – Journal of Breath Research

High-resolution microbiome profiling uncovers Fusobacterium nucleatum, Lactobacillus gasseri/johnsonii, and Lactobacillus vaginalis associated to oral and oropharyngeal cancer in saliva from HPV positive and HPV negative patients treated with surgery and chemo-radiation – Rafael Guerrero-Preston – Oncotarget

Location-Specific Oral Microbiome Possesses Features Associated With CKD – Jianzhong Hu – Kidney International Reports

Oral microbiota reduce wound healing capacity of epithelial monolayers, irrespective of the presence of 5-fluorouracil – Eline Vanlancker – Experimental Biology and Medicine

An experimental study for rapid detection and quantification of endodontic microbiota following photo-activated disinfection via new multiplex real-time PCR assay – Maryam Pourhajibagher – Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy

Review: Genome analysis and clinical implications of the bacterial communities in early biofilm formation on dental implants restored with titanium or zirconia abutments –  Flávia Correa Raffaini – Biofueling

Human skin microbiome

Association of Disease Severity With Skin Microbiome and Filaggrin Gene Mutations in Adult Atopic Dermatitis – Maja-Lisa Clausen – JAMA Dermatology

Human nearly-sterile sites

The Microbiome and Neurologic Disease: Past and Future of a 2-Way Interaction – Javier Ochoa-Repáraz – Neurotherapeutics

Human gut microbiome

Mini Review: Beneficial actions of microbiota-derived tryptophan metabolites – J. J. Galligan – Neurogastroenterology & Motility

Review: Gut microbiome influences on anastomotic leak and recurrence rates following colorectal cancer surgery – S. Gaines – BJS

Review: Microbiota Signaling Pathways that Influence Neurologic Disease – Laura M. Cox – Neurotherapeutics

Review: How mass spectrometric approaches applied to bacterial identification have revolutionized the study of human gut microbiota – Grégory Dubourg – Expert Review of Proteomics

Concise Review: Gut microbiota and probiotics: novel immune system modulators in myasthenia gravis? – Elena Rinaldi – Annals of the New York Academy of Science

Research Highlights: Gut microbiota: Targeting of specific microbial species mitigates colitis – Hugh Thomas – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Research Highlights: Gut microbiota: Filling up on fibre for a healthy gut – Katrina Ray – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Stachyose Improves Inflammation Through Modulating Gut Microbiota of High-Fat Diet / Streptozotocin Induced Type 2 Diabetes in Rats – Guimei Liu – Molecular Nutrition & Food Research

Analysis of fecal microbiota in patients with functional constipation undergoing treatment with synbiotics – Lin Sheng Huang – European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases

The microbiota metabolite indole inhibits Salmonella virulence: Involvement of the PhoPQ two-component system – Nandita Kohli – PLOS

Metatranscriptome of human faecal microbial communities in a cohort of adult men – Galeb S. Abu-Ali – Nature Microbiology

Early-life gut microbial colonization shapes Th1/Th2 balance in asthma model in BALB/c mice – Li-Juan Qian –

Animal experiments

Impact of Trans-Fats on Heat-Shock Protein Expression and the Gut Microbiota Profile of Mice – Gessika Cristina Borges Castro Carvalho – Journal of Food Science

Animal microbiome 

The impact of depuration on mussel hepatopancreas bacteriome composition and predicted metagenome – J. A. Rubiolo – Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

The Sarda Sheep Host Fecal Proteome – Antonio Palomba – Proteomics

Interactions Between Parasites and the Bacterial Microbiota of Chickens – Rüdiger Hauck – Avian Diseases

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Cropping practices manipulate abundance patterns of root and soil microbiome members paving the way to smart farming – Kyle Hartman – BMS Microbiome

Saving seed microbiomes – Gabriele Berg – The ISME

Rice Crop Growth and Rhizospheric Microbial Dynamics in Heavy Metals Contaminated Inceptisol – Manoj Shrivastava – Water Quality Management

Cropping practices manipulate abundance patterns of root and soil microbiome members paving the way to smart farming – Kyle Hartman – BMC Microbiome

Water and extremophile microbiome

Diverse spatial organization of photosynthetic membranes among purple nonsulfur bacteria – Breah LaSarre – bioRxiv

Homologous recombination and transposon propagation shapes the population structure of an organism from the deep subsurface with minimal metabolism – Alexander J Probst – bioRxiv

Cultivation and genomics of the first freshwater SAR11 (LD12) isolate – Michael Winslow Henson -bioRxiv

Data Descriptor: The reconstruction of 2,631 draft metagenome-assembled genomes from the global oceans – Benjamin J. Tully – Scientific Data

Survey of sulfur-oxidizing bacterial community in the Pearl River water using soxB, sqr, and dsrA as molecular biomarkers – Jianfei Luo – 3 Biotech

Cultivable fungi present in Antarctic soils: taxonomy, phylogeny, diversity, and bioprospecting of antiparasitic and herbicidal metabolites – Eldon C. Q. Gomes – Extremophiles

Taxonomical Resolution and Distribution of Bacterioplankton Along the Vertical Gradient Reveals Pronounced Spatiotemporal Patterns in Contrasted Temperate Freshwater Lakes – J. Keshri – Microbial Ecology

Coral physiology and microbiome dynamics under combined warming and ocean acidification – Andréa G. Grottoli – PLOS

Crenothrix are major methane consumers in stratified lakes – Kirsten Oswald – The ISME

 

Food microbiology

Review: Modern perspectives on the health benefits of kefir in next generation sequencing era: improvement of the host gut microbiota – Dong-Hyeon Kim –  Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition

Probiotics / prebiotics

Lactobacillus acidophilus Improves Intestinal Inflammation in an Acute Colitis Mouse Model by Regulation of Th17 and Treg Cell Balance and Fibrosis Development – Park Jin-Sil – Journal of Medicinal Food

Phages and viruses

Interferons: Reprogramming the Metabolic Network against Viral Infection – Kavita Raniga  – Viruses

Bioinformatics

FastViromeExplorer: a pipeline for virus and phage identification and abundance profiling in metagenomics data – Saima Sultana Tithi – PeerJ

VirFinder: a novel k-mer based tool for identifying viral sequences from assembled metagenomic data – Jie Ren – BMC Microbiome

Techniques

In-depth resistome analysis by targeted metagenomics – Val F. Lanza – BMC Microbiome

Microbes in the news

500 years later, scientists discover what probably killed the Aztecs

Could baby’s first bacteria take root before birth?

Robotic baby helps researchers understand how biological dust develops immunity in crawling babies

Surfers May Be Spreading Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria From Swallowing Poop-Laced Water

Microbes and Art

Artist Hunter Cole Presents Exhibit Featuring Photos of Bacteria That Create Their Own Light

Science, publishing, and career 

Science search engine links papers to grants and patents

How can academia kick its addiction to the impact factor?

 

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January 11, 2018

Today’s Microbiome Digest is quite long, since it contains alerts from two days. There are many interesting articles in Gut, Plant and Water Microbiome Sections. Interesting review to highlight is from L. Tipton about lung mycobiome  and the one from D. Rose Ewald about human microbiota. Today we also have quite few articles about viruses, among which P.C. Hsu revails gene targets of Ebola virus microRNAs involved in the human skin microbiome,  S. S. Jagdale reports on  mutualistic interactions of viruses with lower eukaryotes and C. Winter explains how mixing alters the lytic activity of viruses in the dark ocean.

General microbiome

Complete genomic characterisation of two Escherichia coli lineages responsible for a cluster of carbapenem resistant infections in a Chinese hospital – Zhiyong Zong – bioRxiv

Geometrical Distribution of Cryptococcus neoformans Mediates Flower-Like Biofilm Development – William Lopes – Frontiers in Microbiology

Pregnancy and early life

Editorial: The Neonatal Immune System: A Unique Host-Microbial Interface – Joseph M. Bliss – Frontiers in Pediatrics

Modeling Metabolic Interactions in a Consortium of the Infant Gut Microbiome – Francisco Pinto – Frontiers in Microbiology

Gene-trait matching across the Bifidobacterium longum pan-genome reveals considerable diversity in carbohydrate catabolism among human infant strains – Silvia Arboleya – Genomics

Early-life gut microbiome and egg allergy – Mina Fazlollahi – Allergy

Human respiratory microbiome

Perspective: Fungal Microbiota in Chronic Airway Inflammatory Disease and Emerging Relationships with the Host Immune Response – Irene Zhang – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbiome and asthma – Milena Sokolowska – Asthma Research and Practice

Review: The lung mycobiome in the next-generation sequencing era – Laura Tipton – Virulence

The lung tissue microbiota of mild and moderate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – Alexa A. Pragman – Microbiome

 Oral microbiome

Profiling of subgingival plaque biofilm microbiota in female adult patients with clear aligners: a three-month prospective study – Runzhi Guo – PeerJ

Ecological Approaches to Dental Caries Prevention: Paradigm Shift or Shibboleth? – Nebu Philip  – Caries Research

Human skin microbiome

On revealing the gene targets of Ebola virus microRNAs involved in the human skin microbiome – Pei-Chun Hsu – PeerJ

Temporal Variation of the Skin Bacterial Community and Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis Infection in the Terrestrial Cryptic Frog Philoria loveridgei – Mariel Familiar López – Frontiers in Microbiology

Human vaginal microbiome

Microbiota-based analysis reveals specific bacterial traits and a novel strategy for the diagnosis of infectious infertility – Simon Graspeuntner – PLOS One

Human nearly-sterile sites 

Culture-independent analysis of liver abscess using nanopore sequencing – Liang Gong – PLOS One

Human gut microbiome

The Gut Microbiome and Control of Weight Gain – Anita L. Kozyrskyj – Pediatric Obesity

Immunosuppressive effect of the gut microbiome altered by high-dose tacrolimus in mice – Z. Zhang – American Journal of Transplatation

Review: Human microbiota, blood group antigens, and disease – D. Rose Ewald – WIREs

Microbiome, Immunomodulation, and the Neuronal System – Eric Marietta – Neurotherapeutics

Editorial: Improve gut microbiome: a new horizon of cancer therapy – Hiroshi Fukui – Hepatobiliary Surgery and Nutrition

The Gut Microbiome and Multiple Sclerosis – Javier Ochoa-Repáraz – Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine

Genomic diversity and distribution of Bifidobacterium longum subsp. longum across the human lifespan – Toshitaka Odamaki – Scientific Reports

Dynamics of metatranscription in the inflammatory bowel disease gut microbiome – Melanie Schirmer – Nature Microbiology

Links between Dietary Protein Sources, the Gut Microbiota, and Obesity – Lise Madsen – Frontiers in Physiology

Ceftriaxone promotes the emergence of AmpC-overproducing Enterobacteriaceae in gut microbiota from hospitalized patients – Victoire de Lastours – European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases

Functional analysis of arginine decarboxylase gene speA of Bacteroides dorei by markerless gene deletion – Mikiyasu Sakanaka – FEMS Microbiology Letters

SadA-Expressing Staphylococci in the Human Gut Show Increased Cell Adherence and Internalization – Arif Luqman – Cell Reports

Gut microbiome populations are associated with structure-specific changes in white matter architecture – Irene M. Ong – Translational Psychiatry

Spatiotemporally Heterogeneous Population Dynamics of Gut Bacteria Inferred from Fecal Time Series Data – Hidetoshi Inaminea – mBio

Animal experiments 

Identification of a protective B-cell epitope of the Staphylococcus aureus GapC protein by screening a phage-displayed random peptide library – Mengyao Wang – PLOS One

Lactobacillus plantarum CCFM10 alleviating oxidative stress and restoring the gut microbiota in D-galactose-induced aging mice – Jichun Zhao – Food and Function

Effect of dark sweet cherry powder consumption on the gut microbiota, short-chain fatty acids, and biomarkers of gut health in obese db/db mice – Jose F. Garcia-Mazcorro – PeerJ

Dietary Corn Bran Fermented by Bacillus subtilis MA139 Decreased Gut Cellulolytic Bacteria and Microbiota Diversity in Finishing Pigs – Ping Liu – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

Intestinal and Systemic Immune Responses upon Multi-drug Resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa Colonization of Mice Harboring a Human Gut Microbiota – Eliane von Klitzing – Frontiers in Microbiology

Modulation of Intestinal Microbiome Prevents Intestinal Ischemic Injury – Alessandra Bertacco – Frontiers in Physiology

Animal microbiome 

Influence of fruit and invertebrate consumption on the gut microbiota of wild white-faced capuchins (Cebus capucinus) – Elizabeth K. Mallott – American Journal of Physical Anthropology

Differential Ecological Specificity of Protist and Bacterial Microbiomes across a Set of Termite Species – Lena Waidele – Frontiers in Microbiology

Molecular identification and phylogenetic analysis of Bothrops insularis bacterial and fungal microbiota – Lidiane Nunes Barbosa – Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Diazotroph abundance and community composition in an acidic soil in response to aluminum-tolerant and aluminum-sensitive maize (Zea mays L.) cultivars under two nitrogen fertilizer forms – Chao Wang – Plant and Soil

The influence of microbial communities for triadimefon enantiomerization in soils with different pH values – Khaled Mohamed Ahmed Talab – Chirality

Antimony Redox Biotransformation in the Subsurface: Effect of Indigenous Sb(V) Respiring Microbiota – Liying Wang – Encironmental Science and Technology

Biostimulant Action of Protein Hydrolysates: Unraveling Their Effects on Plant Physiology and Microbiome – Giuseppe Colla – Frontiers in Plant Science

Inner Plant Values: Diversity, Colonization and Benefits from Endophytic Bacteria – Hongwei Liu – Frontiers in Microbiology

Bacillus amyloliquefaciens L-S60 Reforms the Rhizosphere Bacterial Community and Improves Growth Conditions in Cucumber Plug Seedling – Yuxuan Qin – Frontiers in Microbiology

Exploring the Microbiota of Faba Bean: Functional Characterization of Lactic Acid Bacteria – Michela Verni –  Frontiers in Microbiology

Contribution of Zinc Solubilizing Bacteria in Growth Promotion and Zinc Content of Wheat – Sana Kamran – Frontiers in Microbiology

Application of Endophytic Pseudomonas fluorescens and a Bacterial Consortium to Brassica napus Can Increase Plant Height and Biomass under Greenhouse and Field Conditions –  Richard D. Lally – Frontiers in Microbiology

Exploiting rhizosphere microbial cooperation for developing sustainable agriculture strategies – Yoann Besset-Manzoni – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Dynamics of oxygen and carbon dioxide in rhizospheres of Lobelia dortmanna – a planar optode study of belowground gas exchange between plants and sediment – Nikola Lenzewski – New Phytologist

Characterization of Microbial Communities in Acidified, Sulfur Containing Soils – Grzegorz Czerwonka – Polish Journal of Microbiology

Comparison of Microbial Communities Associated with Halophyte (Salsola stocksii) and Non-Halophyte (Triticum aestivum) Using Culture-Independent Approaches – Salma Mukhtar – Polish Journal of Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Data-mining of Antibiotic Resistance Genes Provides Insight into the Community Structure of Ocean Microbiome – Shiguang Hao – bioRxiv

Mixing alters the lytic activity of viruses in the dark ocean – Christian Winter – Ecology

Biological Characterization of Microenvironments in a Hypersaline Cold Spring Mars Analog – Haley M. Sapers – Frontiers in Microbiology

Patterns and Drivers of Vertical Distribution of the Ciliate Community from the Surface to the Abyssopelagic Zone in the Western Pacific Ocean – Feng Zhao – Frontiers in Microbiology

Aerobic and Anaerobic Methanotrophic Communities Associated with Methane Hydrates Exposed on the Seafloor: A High-Pressure Sampling and Stable Isotope-Incubation Experiment – David H. Case – Frontiers in Microbiology

A Multi-season Investigation of Microbial Extracellular Enzyme Activities in Two Temperate Coastal North Carolina Rivers: Evidence of Spatial but Not Seasonal Patterns – Avery Bullock – Frontiers in Microbiology

Functional Stability and Community Dynamics during Spring and Autumn Seasons Over 3 Years in Camargue Microbial Mats – Mercedes Berlanga – Frontiers in Microbiology

Oxygenation of Hypoxic Coastal Baltic Sea Sediments Impacts on Chemistry, Microbial Community Composition, and Metabolism – Elias Broman – Frontiers in Microbiology

Exploring the Cultivable Ectocarpus Microbiome – Hetty KleinJan – Frontiers in Microbiology

Phylogenetic Structure and Metabolic Properties of Microbial Communities in Arsenic-Rich Waters of Geothermal Origin – Simona Crognale – Frontiers in Microbiology

Prokaryotic Community Composition in Arctic Kongsfjorden and Sub-Arctic Northern Bering Sea Sediments As Revealed by 454 Pyrosequencing – Yin-Xin Zeng – Frontiers in Microbiology

Comparative Metagenomics Reveals the Distinctive Adaptive Features of the Spongia officinalis Endosymbiotic Consortium – Elham Karimi – Frontiers in Microbiology

Comparative genomics highlights symbiotic capacities and high metabolic flexibility of the marine genus Pseudovibrio  – Dennis Versluis – GBE Genome BIology and Evolution

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

Dynamics of phytoplankton and heterotrophic bacterioplankton in the western tropical South Pacific Ocean along a gradient of diversity and activity of diazotrophs – France Van Wambeke – Biogeosciences

Microbial methanogenesis in the sulfate-reducing zone of sediments in the Eckernförde Bay, SW Baltic Sea – Johanna Maltby – Biogeosciences

Built environment

Control of corrosive bacterial community by bronopol in industrial water system – Jayaraman Narenkumar – 3 Biotech

A metaproteomics method to determine carbon sources and assimilation pathways of species in microbial communities –  Manuel Kleiner – bioRxiv

Uncovering the Potential of Termite Gut Microbiome for Lignocellulose Bioconversion in Anaerobic Batch Bioreactors – Lucas Auer – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbial Communities Shaped by Treatment Processes in a Drinking Water Treatment Plant and Their Contribution and Threat to Drinking Water Safety – Qi Li – Frontiers in Microbiology

Food microbiology

Development of novel quinoa-based yoghurt fermented with dextran producer Weissella cibaria MG1 – Emanuele Zannini – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Bacterial Community and Spoilage Profiles Shift in Response to Packaging in Yellow-Feather Broiler, a Highly Popular Meat in Asia – Huhu Wang – Frontiers in Microbiology

Metagenomic Profiling of the Bacterial Community Changes from Koji to Mash Stage in the Brewing of Soy Sauce – Hongbin Wang – Polish Journal of Microbiology

Probiotics / prebiotics

Probiotics or Pro-healers the Role of Beneficial Bacteria in Tissue Repair – Jovanka Lukic – Wound Reparation and Regeneration

Probiotic Lactobacillus sp. inhibit growth, biofilm formation and gene expression of caries-inducing Streptococcus mutans – Reham Wasfi – Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine

A mixture of Lactobacillus species isolated from traditional fermented foods promote recovery from antibiotic-induced intestinal disruption in mice – Ying Shi – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Beneficial changes in rumen bacterial community profile in sheep and dairy calves as a result of feeding the probiotic Bacillus amyloliquefaciens H57 – Benjamin J Schofield – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Phages and viruses

Enemies with benefits: mutualistic interactions of viruses with lower eukaryotes – Shounak S. Jagdale – Archives of Virology

Biogeography & environmental conditions shape bacteriophage-bacteria networks across the human microbiome – Geoffrey D. Hannigan – bioRxiv

Investigation of prevalence of free Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC)-specific bacteriophages and its correlation with STEC bacterial hosts in a produce-growing area in Salinas, California – Yen-Te Liao – PLOS One

Component tree analysis of cystovirus φ6 nucleocapsid Cryo-EM single particle reconstructions – Lucas M. Oliveira – PLOS One

Bioinformatics

HTSSIP: An R package for analysis of high throughput sequencing data from nucleic acid stable isotope probing (SIP) experiments – Nicholas D. Youngblut – PLOS One

Biotechnology

Cyanobacterial diversity held in microbial biological resource centers as a biotechnological asset: the case study of the newly established LEGE culture collection – Vitor Ramos – Journal of Applied Phycology

Rapidly moving new bacteria to model-organism status – Hualan Liu – Current Opinion in Biotechnology

Techniques

Development of a biosensor protein bullet as a fluorescent method for fast detection of Escherichia coli in drinking water – Ignacio Gutiérrez-del-Río – PLOS One

Research Note: Methods for detecting Gemmata spp. bacteremia in the microbiology laboratory – Jacques-Robert Christen – BMS Genomics

A metaproteomics method to determine carbon sources and assimilation pathways of species in microbial communities – Manuel Kleiner – bioRxiv

Microbes in the news 

Gene/cell connection provides new insight into how our gut microbiome stays healthy

A powerful new weapon against drug-resistant bacteria was inspired by the human body

ASU developing biodegradable plastics made from bacteria

Pharmaceutical Pollution Drives Microbial Resistance in Urban Streams

Microbes and Art

This scientist creates ephemeral works of art with bioluminescent bacteria

January 8, 2018

 

Today’s Microbiome Digest has many interesting articles. Read how microscope-based artificial intelligence could alleviate shortage of clinical microbiologists, the article by K. P. Smith. N. A. Kamennaya reports on “Pomacytosis”, a semi-extracellular phagocytosis of cyanobacteria, while M. F. Dias investigated the effect of different drinking waters on mouse gut microbiota.

Events

One-day Symposium (12 Jan 2018): Microbial symbiosis in the marine environment – live streamming

Jobs

Postdoctoral positions in evolutionary genomics, UT Austin

General microbiome

Dietary trehalose enhances virulence of epidemic Clostridium difficile – J. Collins – Nature

Transmission in the Origins of Bacterial Diversity, From Ecotypes to Phyla – Frederick M. Cohan – Microbiology Spectrum

How much do rRNA gene surveys underestimate extant bacterial diversity? – Luis M. Rodriguez-R – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Vibrio cholerae genomic diversity within and between patients –  Inès Levade – Microbial Genomics

Automated Interpretation of Blood Culture Gram Stains using a Deep Convolutional Neural Network – Kenneth P. Smith – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Regulated ploidy of Bacillus subtilis and three new isolates of Bacillus and Paenibacillus – Benjamin Böttinger – FEMS Microbiology Letters

Human respiratory microbiome

Heavy metal exposure and nasal Staphylococcus aureus colonization: analysis of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) – Shoshannah Eggers – Environmental Health

Oral microbiome

Microbial Analysis of Endodontic Infections in Root-filled Teeth with Apical Periodontitis before and after Irrigation Using Pyrosequencing – Homan Zandi – Journal of Endodontics

Human vaginal microbiome

Long-term Lactobacillus rhamnosus BMX 54 application to restore a balanced vaginal ecosystem: a promising solution against HPV-infection – Ettore Palma – BMC Infectious Diseases

Lactobacillus-deficient vaginal microbiota dominate post-partum women in rural Malawi – Ronan Doyle – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Human nearly-sterile sites

Microbiota and the liver – Ting-Chin David Shen – Liver Transplatation

Human gut microbiome

Comparison of DNA extraction methods for human gut microbial community profiling – Mi Young Lim – Systematic and Applied Microbiology

Changes in Gut Microbiota–Related Metabolites and Long-term Successful Weight Loss in Response to Weight-Loss Diets: The POUNDS Lost Trial – Yoriko Heianza – Diabetes Care

Adaptation of human gut microbiota to bariatric surgeries in morbidly obese patients: A systematic review – Hanieh-Sadat Ejtahed – Microbial Pathogenesis

The germ-organ theory of non-communicable diseases – Mariana X. Byndloss – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Evolution of a dominant natural isolate of Escherichia coli in the human gut over a year suggests a neutral evolution with reduced effective population size – Mohamed Ghalayini – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Animal experiments

Changes in mouse gut bacterial community in response to different types of drinking water – Marcela F. Dias – Water Research

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Microbial Communities of High-Elevation Fumaroles, Penitentes, and Dry Tephra “Soils” of the Puna de Atacama Volcanic Zone – Adam J. Solon – Microbial Ecology

Shifts in soil bacterial and archaeal communities during freeze-thaw cycles in a seasonal frozen marsh, Northeast China – Jiusheng Ren – Science of The Total Environment

The ‘Neglected’ Soil Virome – Potential Role and Impact – Akbar Adjie Pratama – Trends in Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Study of marine bacteria inactivation by photochemical processes: disinfection kinetics and growth modeling after treatment – Javier Moreno-Andrés – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Metabolic capability and in situ activity of microorganisms in an oil reservoir – Yi-Fan Liu – Microbiome

Phylogenetic distribution of roseobacticides in the Roseobacter group and their effect on microalgae – Eva C Sonnenschein – BioRxiv

“Pomacytosis”—Semi-extracellular phagocytosis of cyanobacteria by the smallest marine algae – Nina A. Kamennaya – PLOS Biology

The Green Berry Consortia of the Sippewissett Salt Marsh: Millimeter-Sized Aggregates of Diazotrophic Unicellular Cyanobacteria – Elizabeth G. Wilbanks – Frontiers in Microbiology

Dynamic changes in carbonate chemistry in the microenvironment around single marine phytoplankton cells – Abdul Chrachri – Nature Communications

Homogenization of lake cyanobacterial communities over a century of climate change and eutrophication – Marie-Eve Monchamp – Nature Ecology & Evolution

Bacterial Recycling of Archaeal Biomass as a New Strategy for Extreme Life in the Dead Sea Deep Sediment – Camille Thomas – EarthArXiv Preprints

Food microbiology

Seasonal variances in bacterial microbiota and volatile organic compounds in raw milk – Beata Nalepa – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Phages and viruses

Is weak CD4+ gain in the course of suppressive combination antiretroviral therapy for HIV infection a current clinical challenge? A case report and brief review of the literature – Camilla Tincati – BMC Infectious Diseases

Techniques

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

Microbes in the news

Scientists engineer sound-reflecting bacteria

Experts: ‘Raw Water’ Offers Unfiltered Risk

 

January 3, 2018

Today we have a nice event /training in social science techniques organized by NERC in Manchester, Bristol and Edinburgh (UK), few microbiology jobs, an interesting review from Arun T. Nair in “Gut Microbiome”, quite a few papers about Synechococcus in “Water and extremophile microbiome”. Check as well “Microbes on market” where you can read about Google and Microsoft investing in medicine startup DNAnexus.

Events

Social science techniques for natural scientists training funded by NERC, UK

Jobs

Microbiologist – Kent, UK

Scientist/Sr.Scientist – Strain Development, CJM Talent Solutions, San Francisco, US

Associate/Assistant Professor : Miami, Florida, FL, US

General microbiome

Comparison of genomes and proteomes of four whole genome-sequenced Campylobacter jejuni from different phylogenetic backgrounds – Clifford G. Clark – PLOS

Phylogenetic inference of Coxiella burnetii by 16S rRNA gene sequencing – Heather P. McLaughlin -PLOS

The photosynthetic bacteria Rhodobacter capsulatus and Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 as new hosts for cyclic plant triterpene biosynthesis – Anita Loeschcke -PLOS

Pregnancy and early life

Effect of innate antiviral glycoproteins in breast milk on seroconversion to rotavirus vaccine (Rotarix) in children in Lusaka, Zambia – Katayi Mwila-Kazimbaya – PLOS

Oral microbiome

Frequency and levels of candidate endodontic pathogens in acute apical abscesses as compared to asymptomatic apical periodontitis – Isabela N. Rôças – PLOS

Human vaginal microbiome

Combined oral and topical antimicrobial therapy for male partners of women with bacterial vaginosis: Acceptability, tolerability and impact on the genital microbiota of couples – A pilot study – Erica L. Plummer – PLOS

Candida albicans-derived mannoproteins activate NF-κB in reporter cells expressing TLR4, MD2 and CD14 – Traci Ness – PLOS

Replication-dependent size reduction precedes differentiation in Chlamydia trachomatis – Jennifer K. Lee – Nature Communications

Human gut microbiome

T6SS: The bacterial “fight club” in the host gut – Thibault G. Sana – PLOS Pathogens

Review: Gut Microbiota Dysfunction as Reliable Non-invasive Early Diagnostic Biomarkers in the Pathophysiology of Parkinson’s Disease: A Critical Review – Arun T Nair – Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility

Animal experiments

Effect of dietary xylooligosaccharides on intestinal characteristics, gut microbiota, cecal short-chain fatty acids, and plasma immune parameters of laying hens – X M Ding – Poultry Science

Influence of a diet enriched with virgin olive oil or butter on mouse gut microbiota and its correlation to physiological and biochemical parameters related to metabolic syndrome – Isabel Prieto – PLOS

Modulation of the diet and gastrointestinal microbiota normalizes systemic inflammation and β-cell chemokine expression associated with autoimmune diabetes susceptibility – Angela M. Henschel – PLOS

Dietary Lactobacillus acidophilus positively influences growth performance, gut morphology, and gut microbiology in rurally reared chickens  – C Forte – Poultry Science

Animal microbiome

Oral Disease and Microbiota in Free-Roaming Cats – Ana Whyte – Topics in Companion Animal Medicine

Review: Effect of Enterococcus Faecium Strain SF68 on Gastrointestinal Signs and Fecal Microbiome in Cats Administered Amoxicillin-Clavulanate – C. Torres-Henderson – Topics in Companion Animal Medicine

Water and extremophile microbiome

Clade and strain specific contributions of Synechococcus and Prochlorococcus to carbon export in the Sargasso Sea – Francesca De Martini – Limnology and Oceanography

Microbial proteins for organic material degradation in the deep ocean – David L. Kirchman – PNAS

Photosynthetic functions of Synechococcus in the ocean microbiomes of diverse salinity and seasons – Yihwan Kim – PLOS

Potential impact of global climate change on benthic deep-sea microbes – Roberto Danovaro – FEMS Microbiology Letters

Variability in the production of organic ligands, by Synechococcus PCC 7002, under different iron scenarios – Guillermo Samperio-Ramos – Journal of Oceanography

Effect of light on N2 fixation and net nitrogen release of Trichodesmium in a field study – Yangyang Lu – Biogeosciences

Microbial diversity of saline environments: searching for cytotoxic activities – Carolina Díaz-Cárdenas – AMB Express

Aerobic proteobacterial methylotrophs in Movile Cave: genomic and metagenomic analyses – Deepak Kumaresan – BMC Microbiome

Probiotics / prebiotics

Bifidobacteria or Fiber Protects against Diet-Induced Microbiota-Mediated Colonic Mucus Deterioration – Bjoern O. Schroeder – Cell Host and Microbe

Modifying progression of aging and reducing the risk of neurodegenerative diseases by probiotics and synbiotics – Huey Shi Lye – Frontiers In Bioscience

Phages and viruses

Isolation and characterization of a N4-like lytic bacteriophage infecting Vibrio splendidus, a pathogen of fish and bivalves – Pantelis Katharios – PLOS

High human papillomavirus (HPV) prevalence in South African adolescents and young women encourages expanded HPV vaccination campaigns – Zizipho Z. A. Mbulawa – PLOS

Zika virus infection modulates the bacterial diversity associated with Aedes aegypti as revealed by metagenomic analysis – Luis E. M. Villegas – PLOS

Localized Recombination Drives Diversification of Killing Spectra for Phage Derived Syringacins – David Baltrus – bioRxiv

Bioinformatics

Assessment of the cPAS-based BGISEQ-500 platform for metagenomic sequencing – Chao Fang – Giga Science

 

Techniques

Imaging bacteria inside their host by cryo-focused ion beam milling and electron cryotomography – João M Medeiros – Current Opinion in Microbiology

Microbes in the news

Tech company’s lights being used to kill germs in ambulances

Astronauts Identify Mystery Microbes in Space for the 1st Time

Microbes on the market

Seres Therapeutics Inc (MCRB) Holdings Increased by State Street Corp

Microsoft, Google invest in precision medicine startup DNAnexus

Tina’s non-microbiology picks

Synthetic Biology in the Driving Seat of the Bioeconomy – Yensi Flores Bueso – Trends in Biotechnology

Expect exoplanet atmospheres, organs with new functions and fewer traffic jams in 2018

December 12, 2017

Today we have quite a long Microbiome Digest, with many papers in Human Gut , Water, Plant/Soil Microbiome and Probiotics Sections. Among many interesting papers today, check an essay by Stilianos Louca “Probing the metabolism of microorganisms” and a perspective by Cesar de la Fuente “Neuromicrobiology: how microbes influence the brain “.

Events and jobs

LabTechnician/Microbiology, Kalamazoo, MI 49001

Instructional Associate- Microbiology, Fort Worth, TX

Visiting Professor (Part Time) Microbiology Jacksonville, FL Campus

Assistant Professor in Food Microbiology/Safety, Edinburg, Texas (US)

General microbiome

Probing the metabolism of microorganisms – Stilianos Louca – Science

Pregnancy and early life

Persistence of Supplemented Bifidobacterium longum subsp. infantis EVC001 in Breastfed Infants – Steven A. Frese – mSphere

 

 

Human nearly-sterile sites 

Perspective: Neuromicrobiology: how microbes influence the brain – Cesar de la Fuente-Nunez – ACS Chemical Neuroscience

Assessment of the comparability of CLSI, EUCAST and Stokes antimicrobial susceptibility profiles for Escherichia coli uropathogenic isolates – C O’Halloran – British Journal of Biomedical Science

Human gut microbiome

Gut epithelial vitamin D receptor regulates microbiota-dependent mucosal inflammation by suppressing intestinal epithelial cell apoptosis – Lei He – Endocrinology

The long-term effects of faecal microbiota transplantation for gastrointestinal symptoms and general health in patients with recurrent Clostridium difficile infection – J. Jalanka – Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics

Vitamin A deficiency in mice alters host and gut microbial metabolism leading to altered energy homeostasis – Yuan Tian – The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry

Changes in the gut microbiota composition and the plasma ghrelin level in patients with Helicobacter pylori-infected patients with eradication therapy – Hidetaka Yanagi – Gut Microbiota

Perspectives: Gut microbiota–derived short-chain fatty acids and kidney diseases – Lingzhi Li –  Drug Design, Development and Therapy

Metabolic retroconversion of trimethylamine N-oxide and the gut microbiota – Lesley Hoyles – bioRxiv

Changes in the gut microbiota composition and the plasma ghrelin level in patients with Helicobacter pylori-infected patients with eradication therapy  – Hidetaka Yanagi – Gut Microbiota

Enteric Microbiome Markers as Early Predictors of Clinical Outcome in Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant: Results of a Prospective Study in Adult Patients – Nicasio Mancini – Open Forum Infectious Diseases

The long-term effects of faecal microbiota transplantation for gastrointestinal symptoms and general health in patients with recurrent Clostridium difficile infection – J. Jalanka – Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics

Gut Microbiota and Host Juvenile Growth – Martin Schwarzer – Calcified Tissue International

Disruption of the Gut Ecosystem by Antibiotics – Mi Young Yoon – Yonsei Med Journal

Animal experiments 

Removal of the cecum affects intestinal fermentation, enteric bacterial community structure, and acute colitis in mice – Kirsty Brown – Gut Microbes

Influenza A virus subtype H9N2 infection disrupts the composition of intestinal microbiota of chickens – Alexander Yitbarek – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Comparision of the intestinal musocal microbiota in dogs diagnosed with idiopathic inflamatorz bowel disease and dogs with food/responsive diarrhea before and after treatement – K. Kalenyak – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Lysine Restriction Affects Feed Intake and Amino Acid Metabolism via Gut Microbiome in Piglets – Yin J – Logo Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry

Animal microbiome

SPM-1-producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa ST277 clone recovered from microbiota of migratory birds – Willames M.B.S.Martins – Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Ravibacter arvi gen. nov., sp. nov., isolated from farmland soil during development of new culture techniques – Dhiraj Kumar Chaudhary – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Mangrovitalea sediminis gen. nov., sp. nov., a member of the family Alteromonadaceae isolated from mangrove sediment – Hu Liao – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Prolonged exposure does not increase soil microbial community compositional response to warming along geothermal gradients – Dajana Radujković – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Plant–soil feedbacks promote negative frequency dependence in the coexistence of two aridland grasses – Y. Anny Chung – Proceedings of the Royal Society B

Draft genome sequence of Bacillus velezensis 2A-2B strain: a rhizospheric inhabitant of Sporobolus airoides (Torr.) Torr., with antifungal activity against root rot causing phytopathogens – Inés Martínez-Raudales – Standards in Genomic Sciences

Rhizosphere Microorganisms: Application of Plant Beneficial Microbes in Biological Control of Weeds – Satyavir S. Sindhu – Microorganisms for Green Revolution

Shifts in bacterial and fungal diversity in a paddy soil faced with phosphorus surplus – Ming Liu – Biology and Fertility of Soils

Water and extremophile microbiome

Strategies and ecological roles of algicidal bacteria – Nils Meyer – FEMS Microbiology Reviews

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

The predictability of a lake phytoplankton community, from hours to years – Mridul K. Thomas – bioRxiv

Oceaniglobus indicus gen. nov., sp. nov., a member of the family Rhodobacteraceae isolated from surface seawater –  Jianyang Li –  International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Nitrosopumilus maritimus gen. nov., sp. nov., Nitrosopumilus cobalaminigenes sp. nov., Nitrosopumilus oxyclinae sp. nov., and Nitrosopumilus ureiphilus sp. nov., four marine ammonia-oxidizing archaea of the phylum Thaumarchaeota – Wei Qin – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

A new niche for anoxygenic phototrophs as endoliths – Daniel Roush – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Quantitative Analysis of O2 and Fe2+ Profiles in Gradient Tubes for Cultivation of Microaerophilic Iron(II)-Oxidizing Bacteria – U. Lueder – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

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

Diversity patterns of microbial eukaryotes mirror those of bacteria in Antarctic cryoconite holes – Pacifica Sommers – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Linking bacterial community structure to advection and environmental impact along a coast-fjord gradient of the Sognefjord, western Norway – Julia E.Storesund – Progress in Oceanography

Bacterial Succession on Sinking Particles in the Ocean’s Interior -Erik A. Pelve – Frontiers in Microbiology

Growth of Nitrosococcus-Related Ammonia Oxidizing Bacteria Coincides with Extremely Low pH Values in Wastewater with High Ammonia Content – Alexandra Fumasoli – Environmental Science & Technolology

Characteristics of Bacterial Communities in Cyanobacteria-Blooming Aquaculture Wastewater Influenced by the Phytoremediation with Water Hyacinth – Qing Zhou – Water

Biodegradation of phenol by cold-adapted bacteria from Antarctic soils – Gillian Li Yin Lee – Polar Biology

Built environment 

Bacterial community evolutions driven by organic matter and powder activated carbon in simultaneous anammox and denitrification (SAD) process – Cheng-Hao Ge – Bioresource Technology

Food microbiology

The Role of Oligosaccharides in Host-Microbial Interactions for Human Health –  Sarah Ross – Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology

Probiotics / prebiotics

An in vivo assessment of the cholesterol-lowering efficacy of Lactobacillus plantarum ECGC 13110402 in normal to mildly hypercholesterolaemic adults – Adele Costabile – PLOS One

Can Probiotics Reduce Diarrhea and Infant Mortality in Africa?: The Project of a Pilot Study – Mario Del Piano – Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology

Searching for the Perfect Homeostasis: Five Strains of Bifidobacterium longum From Centenarians Have a Similar Behavior in the Production of Cytokines –  Stefania Nicola – Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology

In Vitro Inhibition of Klebsiella pneumoniae by Lactobacillus delbrueckii Subsp. delbrueckii LDD01 (DSM 22106): An Innovative Strategy to Possibly Counteract Such Infections in Humans? – Luca Mogna – Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology

Protective Role of Postbiotic Mediators Secreted by Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG Versus Lipopolysaccharide-induced Damage in Human Colonic Smooth Muscle Cells –  Alessia Cicenia – Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology

In Vitro Activity of Lactobacillus fermentum LF5 Against Different Candida Species and Gardnerella vaginalis: A New Perspective to Approach Mixed Vaginal Infections? –  Francesca Deidda- Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology

Probiotics are a good choice in remission of inflammatory bowel diseases: A meta analysis and systematic review – Mahboube Ganji-Arjenaki – Journal of Cellular Physiology

Optimization of the quenching and extraction procedures for a metabolomic analysis of Lactobacillus plantarum – Qin Yang – Analytical Biochemistry

Phages and viruses

Internalization of a polysialic acid-binding Escherichia  colibacteriophage into eukaryotic neuroblastoma cells – Timo A. Leht – Nature Communication

The human respiratory virome after lung transplantation for COPD: A single centre, prospective, longitudinal study – A.B. Mitchell – Respiratory Medicine

Virome Capture Sequencing in Castleman Disease Identifies Associations with Herpesviridae Family Members but No Novel Viruses – Christopher Sheild Nabel – Blood

Bioinformatics

Multiplexed droplet single-cell RNA-sequencing using natural genetic variation – Hyun Min Kang – Nature Biotechnology

CONSTAX: a tool for improved taxonomic resolution of environmental fungal ITS sequences – Kristi Gdanetz – BMC Bioinformatics

Biotechnology

Engineered synthetic scaffolds for organizing proteins within the bacterial cytoplasm – Matthew J Lee – Nature Chemical Biology

Engineering chemical interactions in microbial communities – Douglas J. Kenny – Chemical Society Reviews

Cyclic lipopeptide signature as fingerprinting for the screening of halotolerant Bacillus strains towards microbial enhanced oil recovery – Bárbara C. S. Farias – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Techniques

Low cost, low tech SNP genotyping tools for resource-limited areas: Plague in Madagascar as a model – Cedar L. Mitchell – PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases

Metagenomic binning and association of plasmids with bacterial host genomes using DNA methylation – John Beaulaurier – Nature Biotechnology

Microbes in the news 

Bacteria discovery in Antarctica prompts rethink of humanity’s search for alien life

When Lemur Families Cuddle, They Share Important Gut Bacteria

$3.9 million supports research to turn bacteria into biofuel producers

Bacteria and Art

Meet the Penn students using medical gauze and bacteria to create art for ‘speculative worlds’

December 5, 2017

Today we have interesting reviews, one about proteomics and human microbiome by C.A. Kolmedar, the other about oral microbiome by L.P.Shaw and the third about human gut virome by L.A. Ogilvie. In Water section you can read the study by V.J. Koles who developed a model that simulates metagenomes and metatranscriptomes for comparison with observations. In section Bioinformatics you can read about new tools MetaLab and ASAR while in non-microbiology pics you can check podcast “Dances with rocks” with A. Denton, geologist and planetary scientist who wants to dance on Mars. Enjoy!

Jobs

Microbiology Supervisor, Rockville, Maryland

Associate Bioengineer II, Analytical R&D, Warren, NJ

Events

9th Congress of Microbiology and Parasitology Kicks Off in Cuba

General microbiome

Microbially Mediated Electrosynthesis Processes – Mohita Sharma – Microbial Fuell Cell

Development of Suitable Anode Materials for Microbial Fuel Cells – Thi Hiep Han – Microbial Fuel Cell

Progress and Future Direction of Chromosome-Centric Human Proteome Project – Young-Ki Paik – Journal of Proteome Research

Review: Proteomics and the human microbiome: where we are today and where we would like to be – Carolin Adriane Kolmeder – Emerging Topics in Life Sciences

March of the Microbes: Harnessing the Power of the Human Microbiome to Improve Health and Target Disease – Helen Albert – Clinical OMICs

In vitro models of the human microbiota and microbiome – Julie A.K. McDonald – Emerging Topics in Life Sciences

Pregnancy and early life

Development of the Microbiota in Infants and its Role in Maturation of the Gut Mucosa and the Immune System – Cecilia Ximenez – Archives of Medical Research

Human nearly-sterile sites

The Influence of Age and Sex on Ocular Surface Microbiota in Healthy Adults -Xiaofeng Wen – Immunology and Microbiology

Human respiratory microbiome

Pneumococcal vaccine impacts on the population genomics of non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae – David W Cleary – bioRxiv

The nasopharyngeal microbiome – David W. Cleary- Emerging Topics in Life Sciences

The lung microbiome in health and disease – Miriam F Moffatt – Clinical Medicine

New Strategies and Challenges in Lung Proteomics and Metabolomics. An Official American Thoracic Society Workshop Report – Russell P. Bowler – Annals of the American Thoracic Society

Fungal microbiota in chronic airway inflammatory disease and emerging relationships with the host immune response – Irene Zhang – Frontiers in Microbiology

Oral microbiome

Nonleachable Imidazolium-Incorporated Composite for Disruption of Bacterial Clustering, Exopolysaccharide-Matrix Assembly, and Enhanced Biofilm Removal – Geelsu Hwang – ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces

Review: The oral microbiome – Liam P. Shaw – Emerging Topics in Life Sciences

Use of Probiotics and Oral Health – Robert P. Allaker – Current Oral Health Reports

Subgingival Microbiome Colonization and Cytokine Production during Early Dental Implant Healing – Jeffrey B. Payne – mSphere

Human vaginal microbiome

The human female urogenital microbiome: complexity in normality – David A. MacIntyre – Emerging Topics in Life Sciences

Human gut microbiome

Gut microbiome production of short-chain fatty acids and obesity in children – Selvasankar Murugesan – European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases

The gut microbiome and hypertension – Pevsner-Fischer – Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension

In vitro models of the human microbiota and microbiome – Julie A.K. McDonald – Emerging Topics in Life Sciences

Culturomics and Amplicon-based Metagenomic Approaches for the Study of Fungal Population in Human Gut Microbiota – Ibrahim Hamad – Scientific Reports

Lymphatic system and gut microbiota affect immunopathology of neuroinflammatory diseases, including multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis optica and Alzheimer’s disease – Ikuo Tsunoda – Clinical & Experimental Neuroimmunology

Effect of different treatments and alcohol addiction on gut microbiota in minimal hepatic encephalopathy patients – Zan Zuo – Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine

Microbes Tickling Your Tummy: the Importance of the Gut-Brain Axis in Parkinson’s Disease – Paula Perez-Pardo – Current Behavioral Neuroscience Reports

Gancao-Gansui combination impacts gut microbiota diversity and related metabolic functions – Jingao Yu – Journal of Ethnopharmacology

Gut microbiome production of short-chain fatty acids and obesity in children – Selvasankar Murugesan – European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases

Gut microbiota in human SLE and a mouse model of lupus – Xin M. Luo – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

The interaction between smoking, alcohol and the gut microbiome – Gabriele Capurso – Best Practice & Research Clinical Gastroenterology

Animal experiments

Lactation-related metabolic mechanism investigated based on mammary gland metabolomics and 4 biofluids’ metabolomics relationships in dairy cows – Hui-Zeng Sun – BMC Genomics

Differences in the gut microbiota of dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) fed a natural diet or a commercial feed revealed by the Illumina MiSeq platform – Junhyung Kim – Gut Pathogens

Chronic glucocorticoid treatment induced circadian clock disorder leads to lipid metabolism and gut microbiota alterations in rats – Tao Wu – Life Sciences

Animal microbiome

Gut microbiota composition is associated with environmental landscape in honey bees – Julia C Jones –  Ecology and Evolution

Microbiota and environmental stress: how pollution affects microbial communities in Manila clams – M. Milan – Aquatic Toxicology

Analysis of the bacterial microbiome in the small octopus, Octopus variabilis, from South Korea to detect the potential risk of foodborne illness and to improve product management – Jin-JaeLee  – Food Research International

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Studies on mycorrhizal biodiversity in medicinal plant species of Pookode lake area, Wayanad, Kerala, India – Saranya Babu Jayaprakash C.M. – Annals of Plant Sciences

Effects of Iron Amendments on the Speciation of Arsenic in the Rice Rhizosphere after Drainage – Noriko Yamaguchi – Soils

Continuous application of different organic additives can suppress tomato disease by inducing the healthy rhizospheric microbiota through alterations to the bulk soil microflora – Hongjun Liu – Plant and Soil

Seasonal changes in a maize-based polyculture of central Mexico reshape the co-occurrence networks of soil bacterial communities – Eria A. Rebollar – Frontiers in Microbiology

Evolution of microbial communities during electrokinetic treatment of antibiotic-polluted soil – Hongna Li – Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Roles of different active metal-reducing bacteria in arsenic release from arsenic-contaminated paddy soil amended with biochar – Jiang-taoQiao – Journal of Hazardous Materials

Legume crop rotation suppressed nitrifying microbial community in a sugarcane cropping soil – Chanyarat Paungfoo-Lonhienne – Scientific Reports

Responses of soil nutrients and microbial communities to three restoration strategies in a karst area, southwest China – Dejun Li – Journal of Environmental Management

Microbial community structure and soil pH correspond to methane production in Arctic Alaska soils – Robert Wagner – Environmental Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Ocean biogeochemistry modeled with emergent trait-based genomics – V. J. Coles – Science

Bacterial Community Profiling of Waters from Aquaculture and Non-aquaculture Sites within Taal Lake Ecosystem through 16S rDNA Analysis – Leslie Michelle M. Dalmacio – The Philippine Journal of Health Research and Development

Prokaryotic Community Composition in Arctic Kongsfjorden and Sub-Arctic Northern Bering Sea Sediments as Revealed by 454 Pyrosequencing – Yin-Xin Zeng –  Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbial communities shaped by treatment processes in a drinking water treatment plant and their contribution and threat to drinking water safety – Qi Li – Frontiers in Microbiology

Diversity of microbial communities and quantitative chemodiversity in layers of marine sediment cores from an causeway (Kaichu-Doro) in Okinawa Island, Japan – Taha Soliman – Frontiers in Microbiology

Bacterial Diversity and Biogeochemistry of Two Marine Shallow-Water Hydrothermal Systems off Dominica (Lesser Antilles) – Petra Pop Ristova – Frontiers in Microbiology

Spatially distinct, temporally stable microbial populations mediate biogeochemical cycling at and below the seafloor in hydrothermal vent fluids – Caroline S. Fortunato –  Environmental Microbiology

Functional diversity and redundancy across fish gut, sediment and water bacterial communities – Arthur Escalas – Environmental Microbiology

Built environment

Archaeal and Bacterial Community Structure in an Anaerobic Digestion Reactor (Lagoon Type) Used for Biogas Production at a Pig Farm – Pampillón-González L – Journal of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology

Bacterial perspectives on the dissemination of antibiotic resistance genes in domestic wastewater bio-treatment systems: beneficiary to victim – Dong Wu – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Effect of ammonia on the active microbiome and metagenome and from stable full-scale digesters – J.Ruiz-Sánchez – Bioresource Technology

Droplet distribution and airborne bacteria in an experimental shower unit – C.E.Estrada-Perez – Water Research

Food Microbiology

Environmental Microbiota Drives Microbial Succession and Metabolic Profiles during Chinese Liquor Fermentation – Xueshan Wang – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Shotgun metagenomics and volatilome profile of the microbiota of fermented sausages -Ilario Ferrocino –  Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Probiotics / prebiotics

Bifidobacterium longum 1714 as a translational psychobiotic: modulation of stress, electrophysiology and neurocognition in healthy volunteers – A P Allen  – Translational Psychiatry

Phage and viruses

High HPV16 E6 viral load in the oral cavity is associated with an increased number of bacteria: A preliminary study – Hideo Shigeishi – Biomedical Reports

Kullback Leibler divergence in complete bacterial and phage genomes – Sajia Akhter – PeerJ

Review: The human gut virome: form and function – Lesley A. Ogilvie – Emerging Topics in Life Sciences

Deep sequencing reveals high bacterial diversity and phylogenetic novelty in pit mud from Luzhou Laojiao cellars for Chinese strong-flavor Baijiu – Mao-KeLiu – Food Research International

Bioinformatics

Accurate Determination of Bacterial Abundances in Human Metagenomes Using Full-length 16S Sequencing Reads – Fanny Perraudeau – bioRxiv

MetaLab: an automated pipeline for metaproteomic data analysis – Kai Cheng – Microbiome

ASAR: visual analysis of metagenomes in R – Askarbek Orakov – Bioinformatics

Bacteria & Biofuels

Metabolome analysis reveals a role for glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate dehydrogenase in the inhibition of C. thermocellum by ethanol – Liang Tian – Biotechnology for Biofuels

Biophotovoltaics: Conversion of Light Energy to Bioelectricity Through Photosynthetic Microbial Fuel Cell Technology – Rashmi Chandra – Microbial Fuel Cell

Techniques

Electron microscopy reveals unique nano forms of bacterial spores – Sumanta Ghosh – bioRxiv

Continuous and High-throughput Electromechanical Lysis of Bacterial Pathogens using Ion Concentration Polarization – Minseok Kim – Analytical Chemistry

Microbes in the news

A New Antibiotic Weakness—Drugs Themselves Help Bacteria Survive

Exercise Changes Gut Microbial Composition Independent of Diet, Study Shows

Bacteria and obesity: Reviewing the connection between gut bacteria, obesity, and diet

Bacteria & Art

Bacteria Collection of Icons Vector Illustration

Tina’s non microbiology picks

PODCAST: This Scientist Wants To Dance On Mars (And She Just Might Make That Happen)

How to Review a Manuscript

December 4, 2017

Today we have many interesting articles,  Marangoni A. evaluates  antifungal properties of Spirulina platensis against  Candida species; J. de Gunzburg  reports on gut microbiome  protection from antibiotics; E. Uhlig writes about removal of Escherichia coli from “ready‐to‐eat” salads .. while in my personal non microbiological pics you can read the study from A.Carter about women’s visibility in academic seminars. Apparently women ask fewer questions than men. Enjoy your winter read.

Events and jobs

Microbiology Professor, College of the Sequoias, San Jose

Postdoctoral Fellow, EMBL,Hinxton, United Kingdom

General microbiome

Review: Multidrug resistant (or antimicrobial-resistant) pathogens – alternatives to new antibiotics? – Anne-Sophie Brunel – Swiss Medical Weekly

Petri dish versus Winogradsky column: a longue durée perspective on purity and diversity in microbiology, 1880s-1980s – Grote M – History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences

Pregnancy and early life

32-week premature rupture of membranes caused by oropharyngeal microbiota – Alberto Hidalgo-Chicharro – Microbiology Society

Bacteriological and Immunological Profiling of Meconium and Fecal Samples from Preterm Infants: A Two-Year Follow-Up Study – Marta Gómez – Nutrients

Human respiratory microbiome

IL-17 and TNF-α Are Key Mediators of Moraxella catarrhalis Triggered Exacerbation of Allergic Airway Inflammation – Safa Alnahas – Frontiers in Immunology

Oral microbiome

Gingivitis and plaque prevention using three commercially available dentifrices: A comparative clinical and microbiological randomized control parallel study – Ramprasad Reddy – International Journal of Pharmaceutical Investigation

Human vaginal microbiome

In vitro activity of Spirulina platensis water extract against different Candida species isolated from vulvo-vaginal candidiasis cases – Antonella Marangoni – PLOS One

Characterization of a New Ezakiella Isolated From the Human Vagina: Genome Sequence and Description of Ezakiella Massiliensis Sp. Nov – K Diop – Current Microbiology

Newly Isolated Lactobacilli Strains From Algerian Human Vaginal Microbiota: Lactobacillus Fermentum Strains Relevant Probiotic’s Candidates – Liza Ouarabi – Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins

Human nearly-sterile sites

A comprehensive analysis of breast cancer microbiota and host gene expression – Kevin J. Thompson – PLOS One

Human gut microbiome

Aging Gut Microbiota at the Cross-Road between Nutrition, Physical Frailty, and Sarcopenia: Is There a Gut–Muscle Axis? – Andrea Ticinesi – Nutrients

Adipose Tissue Metabolism and Cancer Progression: Novel Insights from Gut Microbiota? – Benedicte F. Jordan – Current Pathobiology Reports

Protection of the human gut microbiome from antibiotics – Jean de Gunzburg – The Journal of Infectious Diseases

Gut microbiota and colorectal cancer: insights into pathogenesis for novel therapeutic strategies – Yongbo Kang – Zeitschrift für Gastroenterologie

Genomic Analysis of a Pathogenic Bacterium, Paeniclostridium sordellii CBA7122 Containing the Highest Number of rRNA Operons, Isolated from a Human Stool Sample – Joon Yong Kim – Frontiers in Pharmacology

Cellular senescence in gastrointestinal diseases: from pathogenesis to therapeutics – Frey N – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology

Gut Symbiont Bacteroides fragilis Secretes a Eukaryotic-Like Ubiquitin Protein That Mediates Intraspecies Antagonism – Chatzidaki-Livanis M – mBio

Reduction in Gut Microbial Diversity as a Mechanism of Action of Exclusive Enteral Nutrition – Kaakoush NO – The American Journal of Gastroenterology

Adipose Tissue Metabolism and Cancer Progression: Novel Insights from Gut Microbiota? – Jordan BF – Current Pathobiology Reports

Review: A review of metabolic potential of human gut microbiome in human nutrition – Yadav M – Archives of Microbiology

Animal experiments 

Colonization with Escherichia coli EC 25 protects neonatal rats from necrotizing enterocolitis – Debi M. Thomas – PLOS One

Animal microbiome

Bamboo Specialists From Two Mammalian Orders (Primates, Carnivora) Share a High Number of Low-Abundance Gut Microbe – EA McKenney – Microbial Ecology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Organic Amendments in a Long-Term Field Trial-Consequences for the Bulk Soil Bacterial Community as Revealed by Network Analysis – CAO Schmid – Microbial Ecology

Distinctive Soil Archaeal Communities in Different Variants of Tropical Equatorial Forest – D Kerfahi – Microbial Ecology

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Comparative Analyses of Methanogenic and Methanotrophic Communities Between Two Different Water Regimes in Controlled Wetlands on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, China – Hongpeng Cui – Current Microbiology

Built environment

Microbial Insight into a Pilot-Scale Enhanced Two-Stage High-Solid Anaerobic Digestion System Treating Waste Activated Sludge – Jing Wu – International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

Food microbiology

Effects of household washing on bacterial load and removal of Escherichia coli from lettuce and “ready-to-eat” salads – Elisabeth Uhlig – Food Science & Nutrition

Organic food and the impact on human health – Hurtado-Barroso S – Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition

Probiotics / prebiotics

Probiotics Ingestion Does Not Directly Affect Thyroid Hormonal Parameters in Hypothyroid Patients on Levothyroxine Treatment – Giorgia Spaggiari – Frontiers in Endocronology

Characterization of probiotic potential of Bacillus species isolated from a traditional brine pickle – Ragul K – Journal of Food Science and Technology

 

Bioinformatics

Microbiome Datasets Are Compositional: And This Is Not Optional – Gregory B. Gloor – Frontiers in Microbiology

A meta-proteomics approach to study the interspecies interactions affecting microbial biofilm development in a model community – Herschend J – Scientific Reports

A 16S rRNA gene sequencing and analysis protocol for the Illumina MiniSeq platform – Monica Pichler – bioRxiv

Techniques

Exploration of Microbial Communities Using the Thermo Scientific Varioskan LUX Multimode Reader and the Invitrogen EVOS FL Cell Imaging System – Anna Hiltunen – BioTechniques

Application of hierarchical oligonucleotide primer extension (HOPE) to assess relative abundances of ammonia- and nitrite-oxidizing bacteria – Giantommaso Scarascia – BMC Microbiology

Microbes in the news

Microorganisms on your scalp, ears and elbows can be turned into music

Microbes on the market

With $1M in funding, Phase Genomics looks to crack genetic codes and discover unknown bacteria

Tina’s non microbiological pics

Women’s visibility in academic seminars: women ask fewer questions than men