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

February 7, 2018

Today we have many “gut microbiota” and “water microbiome” articles, as well as quite a few reviews in “Food microbiology” sector. One article (among many interesting today) I would like to highlight is the one from Guillaume Bernard and how unraveling the microbial dark matter should be identified as a central priority for biologists.

Jobs

Microbiology Technician -R&D, Lille, France

Consultant Medical Microbiologist, Birmingham, UK

Events

1st International Conference on Microbial Food and Feed Ingredients (MiFFI2018): 2-4 May 2018, Denmark

12th Vaccine Congress, Budapest, Hungary

General microbiome

Synergistic gold–copper detoxification at the core of gold biomineralisation in Cupriavidus metallidurans  – L. Bütof – Metallomics

The role of the type VI secretion system vgrG gene in the virulence and antimicrobial resistance of Acinetobacter baumannii ATCC 19606 – Jianfeng Wang – PLOS One

Genome-Based Characterization of Biological Processes That Differentiate Closely Related Bacteria – Marike Palmer – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbial dark matter investigations: how microbial studies transform biological knowledge and empirically sketch a logic of scientific discovery – Guillaume Bernard – Genome Biology and Evolution

Draft genome sequence of Paenibacillus strain LK1, a phytohormone producing bacterium – Kun Liu – 3 Biotech

Pregnancy and early life

Review: Urinary tract infection during pregnancy: current concepts on a common multifaceted problem – Kallirhoe Kalinderi – Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Human respiratory microbiome

In children, the microbiota of the nasopharynx and brochoalveolar lavage fluid are both similar and different – Kirsten M. Kloepfer – Pediatric Pulmonology

At the Root: Defining and Halting Progression of Early Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease – Fernando J. Martinez – American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

Oral microbiome

Transcriptome of healthy gingival tissue from edentulous sites in patients with a history of generalized aggressive periodontitis – Tiago Taiete – Journal of Periodontology

Evaluation of oxidative status in patients with chronic periodontitis and polycystic ovary syndrome: A cross-sectional study – Ebru Saglam – Journal of Periodontology

Selection of appropriate metagenome taxonomic classifiers for ancient microbiome research – Irina Marie Velsko – bioRxiv

Presence of the esp gene in Enterococcus faecium derived from oropharyngeal microbiota of haematology patients – Milica Jovanović – Archives of Oral Biology

Short-term microbiological effects of photodynamic therapy in non-surgical periodontal treatment of residual pockets: A split-mouth RCT – Mônica Grazieli Corrêa – Lasers in Surgery and Medicine

Human skin microbiome

Platelet activation and aggregation by the opportunistic pathogen Cutibacterium (Propionibacterium) acnes – Frida Petersson – PLOS One

Human vaginal microbiome

Dysbiosis of the Vaginal Microbiota and Higher Vaginal Kynurenine/Tryptophan Ratio Reveals an Association with Chlamydia trachomatis Genital Infections – Noa Ziklo – Frontiers in Celular & Infection Microbiology

Human gut microbiome

Report: Patients with familial adenomatous polyposis harbor colonic biofilms containing tumorigenic bacteria – Christine M. Deje – Science

Bacteroides fragilis Toxin Coordinates a Pro-carcinogenic Inflammatory Cascade via Targeting of Colonic Epithelial Cells – Liam Chung – Cell Host & Microbe

Longitudinal microbiome analysis of single donor fecal microbiota transplantation in patients with recurrent Clostridium difficile infection and/or ulcerative colitis – Michael Mintz – PLOS One

Infectious bursal disease virus infection leads to changes in the gut associated-lymphoid tissue and the microbiota composition – Li Li – PLOS One

Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157 subclade 8b strains in Chiba Prefecture, Japan, produced larger amounts of Shiga toxin 2 than strains in subclade 8a and other clades – Shinichiro Hirai – PLOS One

Gut microbiome and depression: what we know and what we need to know – Gal Winter – Reviews in the Neurosciences

Connection between BMI related plasma metabolite profile and gut microbiota – Filip Ottosson – The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism

Overview and systematic review of studies of microbiome in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder – Tanya T. Nguyen – Journal of Psychiatric Research

Maturation of the gut microbiome and risk of asthma in childhood – Jakob Stokholm – Nature Communications

Anaerobic 4-hydroxyproline utilization: discovery of a new glycyl radical enzyme in the human gut microbiome uncovers a widespread microbial metabolic activity – Yolanda Y. Huang – Gut Microbes

Micro Integral Membrane Protein (MIMP), a Newly Discovered Anti-Inflammatory Protein of Lactobacillus Plantarum, Enhances the Gut Barrier and Modulates Microbiota and Inflammatory Cytokines – Yin M. – Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry

Detection of stable community structures within gut microbiota co-occurrence networks from different human populations – Matthew A. Jackson – PeerJ

Animal experiments 

Comparative genomics reveals differences in mobile virulence genes of Escherichia coli O103 pathotypes of bovine fecal origin – Lance W. Noll – PLOS One

Shift of uterine microbiota associated with antibiotic treatment and cure of metritis in dairy cows – Soo Jin Jeon – Veterinary Microbiology

Microbiota-derived Metabolic Factors Reduce Campylobacteriosis in Mice  – Xiaolun Sun – Gastroenterology

Comprehensive Profiling of Fecal Metabolome of Mice by Integrated Chemical Isotope Labeling-Mass Spectrometry Analysis – Bi-Feng Yuan – Analitical Chemistry

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 One

Injectable antimicrobials in commercial feedlot cattle and their effect on the nasopharyngeal microbiota and antimicrobial resistance – Devin B.Holman – Veterinary Microbiology

IL-6-mediated signaling pathways limit Chlamydia muridarum infection and exacerbate its pathogenicity in the mouse genital tract  – Xin Sun – Microbes and Infection

Gut microbial composition can differentially regulate bile acid synthesis in humanized mice – Dae Joong Kang – Hepatology Communications

Gut Microbiota Offers Universal Biomarkers across Ethnicity in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Diagnosis and Infliximab Response Prediction – Youlian Zhou – mSystems

Intratumoral bacteria may elicit chemoresistance by metabolizing anticancer agents – Leore T. Geller – Molecular & Cellular Oncology

Interaction of genotype and diet on small intestine microbiota of Japanese quail fed a cholesterol enriched diet – Shasha Liu – Scientific Reports

Dietary supplementation with a nucleotide-rich yeast extract modulates gut immune response and microflora in weaned pigs in response to a sanitary challenge – S. M. Waititu – Animal

Animal microbiome 

Cellulose-dependent expression and antibacterial characteristics of surfactin from Bacillus subtilis HH2 isolated from the giant panda – Ziyao Zhou – PLOS One

Assessment of the gorilla gut virome in association with natural simian immunodeficiency virus infection – Mirela D’arc – BMC Retrovirology

Temperature variation, bacterial diversity and fungal infection dynamics in the amphibian skin – Ana V. Longo – Molecular Ecology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Effects of an EPSPS-transgenic soybean line ZUTS31 on root-associated bacterial communities during field growth – Gui-Hua Lu – PLOS One

Linking Nitrogen Load to the Structure and Function of Wetland Soil and Rhizosphere Microbial Communities – Eric R. Hester – mSystems

Abiotic Stresses Shift Belowground Populus-Associated Bacteria Toward a Core Stress Microbiome – Collin M. Timm – mSystems

Metagenomic and Metatranscriptomic Analyses of Diverse Watermelon Cultivars Reveal the Role of Fruit Associated Microbiome in Carbohydrate Metabolism and Ripening of Mature Fruits – Thangasamy Saminathan – Frontiers in Plant Science

Links between nanoscale and macroscale surface properties of natural root mucilage studied by atomic force microscopy and contact angle – Robin Kaltenbach – Journal of Colloid and Interface Science

Induced Salt Tolerance of Perennial Ryegrass by a Novel Bacterium Strain from the Rhizosphere of a Desert Shrub Haloxylon ammodendron – Ao-Lei He – International Journal of Molecular Science

Water and extremophile microbiome 

High growth potential and nitrogen removal performance of marine anammox bacteria in shrimp-aquaculture sediment – LuongVan Duc – Chemosphere

Establishment and convergence of photosynthetic microbial biomats in shallow unit process open-water wetlands – Zackary L.Jones – Water Research

Review: Bioactive compounds from marine macroalgae and their hypoglycemic benefits – ChaoZhao – Trends in Food Science & Technology

A Short Comparison of Two Marine Planktonic Diazotrophic Symbioses Highlights an Un-quantified Disparity – Andrea Caputo – Frontiers in Marine Science

Evidence for Coupling of the Carbon and Phosphorus Biogeochemical Cycles in Freshwater Microbial Communities – O. Roger Anderson – Frontiers in Marine Science

Spatiotemporal dynamics of river viruses, bacteria and microeukaryotes – Thea Van Rossum  – bioRxiv

Trace Metal Requirements and Interactions in Symbiodinium kawagutii – Irene B. Rodriguez – Frontiers in Microbiology

Depth-Resolved Variations of Cultivable Bacteria and Their Extracellular Enzymes in the Water Column of the New Britain Trench – Qianfeng Liu – Frontiers in Microbiology

Cyanophage-encoded lipid desaturases: oceanic distribution, diversity and function – Sheila Roitman – The ISME Journal

Picoplankton distribution influenced by thermohaline circulation in the southern Adriatic – Tina Šilović – Continental Shelf Research

Evaluation of the relationship of picoplankton and viruses to environmental variables in a lagoon system (Çakalburnu Lagoon, Turkey) – Yucel-Gier – Chemistry and Ecology

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

Distribution of bacterial communities along the spatial and environmental gradients from Bohai Sea to northern Yellow Sea – Shu-Xian Yu – PeerJ

Environmental Factors Support the Formation of Specific Bacterial Assemblages on Microplastics – Sonja Oberbeckmann – Frontiers in Microbiology

Abrupt changes in the composition and function of fungal communities along an environmental gradient in the high Arctic – Oriol Grau – Molecular Ecology

Built environment 

Effects of copper on the composition and diversity of microbial communities in laboratory-scale swine manure composting – Yanan Yin – Canadian Journal of Microbiology

Characteristics of microbial community functional structure of a biological coking wastewater treatment system – Dev Raj Josh – Journal of Environmental Sciences

Stripping Away the Soil: Plant Growth Promoting Microbiology Opportunities in Aquaponics – Ryan P. Bartelme – Frontiers in Microbiology

Food microbiology

Review: Recent advances in understanding the anti-obesity activity of anthocyanins and their biosynthesis in microorganisms – Lianghua Xie – Trends in Food Science & Technology

Review: Combining reformulation, active packaging and non-thermal post-packaging decontamination technologies to increase the microbiological quality and safety of cooked ready-to-eat meat products – Claudia N.Horita – Trends in Food Science & Technology

Review: Impact of curcumin nanoformulation on its antimicrobial activity – Anderson Clayton da Silva – Trends in Food Science & Technology

Review: Antimicrobial potential of legume extracts against foodborne pathogens: A review – M.C.Pina-Pérez – Trends in Food Science & Technology

Long-term kinetics of Salmonella Typhimurium ATCC 14028 survival on peanuts and peanut confectionery products – Maristela S. Nascimento – PLOS One

Impact of Lactobacillus curvatus 54M16 on microbiota composition and growth of Listeria monocytogenes in fermented sausages – Marina Giello – Food Microbiology

Effects of microbial diversity on nitrite concentration in pao cai, a naturally fermented cabbage product from China – Zhaoxia Wang – Food Microbiology

Bacterial and fungal microbiota of spontaneously fermented Chinese products, Rubing milk cake and Yan-cai vegetable pickles – Xin Liu – Food Microbiology

Omics-Based Insights into Flavor Development and Microbial Succession within Surface-Ripened Cheese – A. S. Bertuzzi – mSytems

Variation in Raw Milk Microbiota Throughout 12 Months and the Impact of Weather Conditions – Nan Li – Scientific Reports

Phages and viruses

The Human Virome – Selene Zárate – Archives of Medical Research

Microreview: Contractile injection systems of bacteriophages and related systems – Nicholas M.I. Taylor – Molecular Microbiology

In vitro models for deciphering the mechanisms underlying the sexual transmission of viruses at the mucosal level – Julie Frouard – Virology

Bioinformatics

xenoGI: reconstructing the history of genomic island insertions in clades of closely related bacteria – Eliot C. Bush – BMC Bioinformatics

Microbes in the news

Scientists say Earth’s atmosphere is raining viruses and bacteria down on the entire planet

Medicines from engineered bacteria offer promise — and pitfalls

Microbes on the market 

uBiome, the Leader in Microbial Genomics, Launches New Research Study Allowing SmartGut™ Patients to Assess the Impact of Diet and Lifestyle on Gut Conditions

January 22, 2018

Quite a short digest today, still many interesting articles. Today I would like to focus on two papers, both related to  water microbiome. In the first one Antonio M. Martin-Platero et al.  show how microbial plankton are organized into clearly defined communities whose turnover is rapid and sharp, while the paper by Yoann Seeleuthner et al. reveals underestimated functional diversity of  uncultured marine protists across oceans. The third paper I would like to mention is a report by Manuel Delgado-Baquerizo, which provides a global atlas of the dominant bacteria found in soil.

Jobs

Research Technician, Newcastle University, UK

Research Technician (Microbiology & Microbial Genetics), Newcastle University, UK

Postdoc position in the Antimicrobial Resistance Unit, University Complutense of Madrid – UCM, Madrid, Spain

General microbiome

E. coli translation strategies differ across nutrient conditions – Sophia Hsin-Jung Li – bioRxiv

Oral microbiome

Clinical and microbiological evaluation of the effect of Lactobacillus reuteri in the treatment of mucositis and peri-implantitis: A triple-blind randomized clinical trial – M. Galofré – Journal of periodontal research

 

Human gut microbiome

Intestinal Epithelial Cell–Derived LKB1 Suppresses Colitogenic Microbiota – Xia’nan Liu – The Journal of Immunology

Microbial regulation of the L cell transcriptome – Tulika Arora – Scientific Reports

Analysis of gut microbiota diversity and auxiliary diagnosis as a biomarker in patients with schizophrenia: A cross-sectional study – Yang Shen – Schizophrenia Research

1-Day or 5-Day Fecal Samples, Which One is More Beneficial to be Used for DNA-Based Gut Microbiota Study – Tingting Su – Current Microbiology

16S rRNA gene sequencing reveals altered composition of gut microbiota in individuals with kidney stones – Ruiqiang TangYonghua Jiang – Urolithiasis

Structural characterization and in vitro fermentation of a novel polysaccharide from Sargassum thunbergii and its impact on gut microbiota – Xiong Fu – Carbohydrate Polymers

Oral Administration of Compound Probiotics Ameliorates HFD-Induced Gut Microbe Dysbiosis and Chronic Metabolic Inflammation via the G Protein-Coupled Receptor 43 in Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Rats – Yinji Liang – Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins

Microbiota derived short chain fatty acids promote histone crotonylation in the colon through histone deacetylases – Rachel Fellows – Nature Communications

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Report: A global atlas of the dominant bacteria found in soil – Manuel Delgado-Baquerizo – Science

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Integrated biogeography of planktonic and sedimentary bacterial communities in the Yangtze River – Tang Liu – BMC Microbiome

Biogeographical patterns of bacterial and archaeal communities from distant hypersaline environments – M.del R.Mora-Ruiz – Systematic and Applied Microbiology

High resolution time series reveals cohesive but short-lived communities in coastal plankton – Antonio M. Martin-Platero – Nature Communication

Single-cell genomics of multiple uncultured stramenopiles reveals underestimated functional diversity across oceans – Yoann Seeleuthner – Nature Communications

Microbes in the news 

New type of steel kills bacteria with … nanoparticles!

The Prehistoric Bacteria That Helped Create Our Cells Billions of Years Ago

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?

 

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