January 13, 2018

100+ alerts, meaning great papers in every category. Enjoy!

General microbiome
ReviewSphingolipids in host-microbial interactions – Stacey L Heaver – Current Opinion In Microbiology

EditorialThe Human Microbiome – Emily P Balskus – ACS Infectious Diseases

ReviewEmergent Heterogeneous Micro-environments in Biofilms:Substratum Surface Heterogeneity and Bacterial Adhesion Force-sensing – Yijin Ren – Fems Microbiology Reviews

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

Haemophilus is overrepresented in the nasopharynx of infants hospitalized with RSV infection and associated with increased viral load and enhanced mucosal CXCL8 responses – Thomas H A Ederveen – Microbiome

Fetal and early life antibiotics exposure and very early onset inflammatory bowel disease: a population-based study – Anne K Örtqvist – Gut

Review: Early Microbes Modify Immune System Development and Metabolic Homeostasis-The “Restaurant” Hypothesis Revisited – Michael J Nash – Frontiers In Endocrinology

Human respiratory microbiome
Genomics of Corynebacterium striatum, an emerging multi-drug resistant pathogen of immunocompromised patients – Kathleen Nudel – Clinical Microbiology And Infection

Human skin microbiome
Transcriptomic profiling of interacting nasal staphylococci species reveals global changes in gene and non-coding RNA expression – Grith M M Hermansen – Fems Microbiology Letters

Human oral microbiome
Association of Oral Microbiome With Risk for Incident Head and Neck Squamous Cell Cancer – Richard B Hayes – JAMA Oncology

Composition of salivary microbiota in elderly subjects – Taiji Ogawa – Scientific Reports

Human gut microbiome
CX3CR1+ mononuclear phagocytes control immunity to intestinal fungi – Irina Leonardi – Science (New York, N.Y.)

Antagonism toward the intestinal microbiota and its effect on Vibrio cholerae virulence. – Wenjing Zhao – Science (New York, N.Y.)

Evaluation of bloodstream infections, Clostridium difficile infections, and gut microbiota in pediatric oncology patients – Bryan T. Nycz – PLoS One

Antibiotic Treatments for Clostridium difficile Infection Are Associated with Distinct Bacterial and Fungal Community Structures – Regina Lamendella – mSphere

Alterations of the gut microbiota in Hashimoto’s thyroiditis patients – Fuya Zhao – Thyroid : Official Journal Of The American Thyroid Association

Structural insights into a family 39 glycoside hydrolase from the gut symbiont Bacteroides cellulosilyticus WH2 – Ahmad Ali-Ahmad – Journal Of Structural Biology

Review: Gut Microbiota Dysbiosis Drives and Implies Novel Therapeutic Strategies for Diabetes Mellitus and Related Metabolic Diseases – Xuan Li – Frontiers In Immunology

ReviewPathogens, microbiome and the host: emergence of the ecological Koch’s postulates – Pascale Vonaesch – FEMS Microbiology Reviews

ReviewBiochemistry of Complex Glycan Depolymerisation by the Human Gut Microbiota – Didier Ndeh – FEMS Microbiology Reviews

Review: Segmented filamentous bacteria, Th17 inducers and helpers in a hostile world – Pamela Schnupf – Current Opinion In Microbiology

Microbial Ecology
Simulation of Escherichia coli Dynamics in Biofilms and Submerged Colonies with an Individual-Based Model Including Metabolic Network Information – Ignace L M M Tack – Frontiers In Microbiology

Initial evenness determines diversity and cell density dynamics in synthetic microbial ecosystems – Elham Ehsani – Scientific Reports

Pan-genome analysis of the genus Finegoldia identifies two distinct clades, strain-specific heterogeneity, and putative virulence factors – Holger Brüggemann – Scientific Reports

Specifying the Harsh Conditions of Life: Resource Competition and Predation in the 1970s – Alita R. Burmeister – The American Naturalist

Animal experiments
Maternal metabolic, immune, and microbial systems in late pregnancy vary with malnutrition in mice – Kristin L Connor – Biology of Reproduction

Fecal Microbiota Transplantation, Commensal Escherichia coli and Lactobacillus johnsonii Strains Differentially Restore Intestinal and Systemic Adaptive Immune Cell Populations Following Broad-spectrum Antibiotic Treatment – Ira Ekmekciu – Frontiers In Microbiology

Impacts of feeding preweaned calves milk containing drug residues on the functional profile of the fecal microbiota – Richard Van Vleck Pereira – Scientific Reports

Gama-aminobutyric Acid Enriched Rice Bran Diet Attenuates Insulin Resistance and Balances Energy Expenditure via Modification of Gut Microbiota and SCFAs – Xu Si – Journal Of Agricultural And Food Chemistry

Proton Pump Inhibitors Increase the Susceptibility of Mice to Oral Infection with Enteropathogenic Bacteria – Eiichiro Yasutomi – Digestive Diseases And Sciences

Rhubarb supplementation promotes intestinal mucosal innate immune homeostasis through modulating intestinal epithelial microbiota in goat kids – Jinzhen Jiao – Journal Of Agricultural And Food Chemistry

Impact of dietary induced precocious gut maturation on cecal microbiota and its relation to the blood-brain barrier during the postnatal period in rats – N Marungruang – Neurogastroenterology And Motility : The Official Journal Of The European Gastrointestinal Motility Society

Exercise Prevents Enhanced Postoperative Neuroinflammation and Cognitive Decline and Rectifies the Gut Microbiome in a Rat Model of Metabolic Syndrome – Xiaomei Feng – Frontiers In Immunology

Rifampicin treatment of Blattella germanica evidences a fecal transmission route of their gut microbiota – Tania Rosas – Fems Microbiology Ecology

Gut Flora-Dependent Metabolite Trimethylamine-N-oxide Accelerates Endothelial Cell Senescence and Vascular Aging through Oxidative Stress – Yilang Ke – Free Radical Biology & Medicine

Nanocomposite of Half-Fin Anchovy Hydrolysates/Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles Exhibits Actual Non-Toxicity and Regulates Intestinal Microbiota, Short-Chain Fatty Acids Production and Oxidative Status in Mice – Ru Song – Marine Drugs

Animal microbiome
Is there a link between aging and microbiome diversity in exceptional mammalian longevity? – Graham M. Hughes – PeerJ (Specifically, bats or Myotis myotis)

Gut Microbes Egested during Bites of Infected Sand Flies Augment Severity of Leishmaniasis via Inflammasome-Derived IL-1β – Ranadhir Dey – Cell Host & Microbe

The Sarda Sheep Host Fecal Proteome – Antonio Palomba – Proteomics

Host Specificity for Bacterial, Archaeal and Fungal Communities Determined for High- and Low-Microbial Abundance Sponge Species in Two Genera – Maryam Chaib De Mares – Frontiers In Microbiology (from December 2017)

Comparative Metagenomics of Cellulose- and Poplar Hydrolysate-Degrading Microcosms from Gut Microflora of the Canadian Beaver (Castor canadensis) and North American Moose (Alces americanus) after Long-Term Enrichment. – Mabel T Wong – Frontiers In Microbiology (from December 2017)

Regular Wounding in a Natural System: Bacteria Associated With Reproductive Organs of Bedbugs and Their Quorum Sensing Abilities – Oliver Otti – Frontiers In Immunology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome
Forest conversion induces seasonal variation in microbial β-diversity – Shengen Liu – Environmental Microbiology

Specificity in Arabidopsis thaliana recruitment of root fungal communities from soil and rhizosphere – Hector Urbina – Fungal Biology

Different impacts of manure and chemical fertilizers on bacterial community structure and antibiotic resistance genes in arable soils – Peng Liu – Chemosphere

Intra-species variation in a widely distributed tree species regulates the responses of soil microbiome to different temperature regimes – Cui-Jing Zhang – Environmental Microbiology Reports

Positive diversity-functioning relationships in model communities of methanotrophic bacteria – Elvira Schnyder – Ecology

Plant Phylogeny and Life History Shape Rhizosphere Bacterial Microbiome of Summer Annuals in an Agricultural Field – Bryan D. Emmett – Frontiers in Microbiology (from December 2017)

Soil microbial communities and enzyme activities in sea-buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) plantation at different ages – Miao Yang – Plos One

The genome and microbiome of a dikaryotic fungus (Inocybe terrigena, Inocybaceae) revealed by metagenomics – Mohammad Bahram – Environmental Microbiology Reports

Ecological mechanisms underlying soil bacterial responses to rainfall along a steep natural precipitation gradient – Bonnie Waring – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

ReviewCurrent Insights into the Role of Rhizosphere Bacteria in Disease Suppressive Soils – Ruth Gómez Expósito – Frontiers in Microbiology (from December 2017)

Water and extremophile microbiome
Microbially mediated aluminosilicate formation in acidic anaerobic environments: A cell-scale chemical perspective – J. Sánchez-España – GeoBiology

Responses of Periphyton to Fe2O3 Nanoparticles: A Physiological and Ecological Basis for Defending Nanotoxicity – Jun Tang – Environmental Science & Technology

Variations in bacterial and archaeal communities along depth profiles of Alaskan soil cores – Binu Mani Tripathi – Scientific Reports

Microbiological and Geochemical Survey of CO2-Dominated Mofette and Mineral Waters of the Cheb Basin, Czech Republic – Patryk Krauze – Frontiers In Microbiology

In Situ Field Sequencing and Life Detection in Remote (79°26’N) Canadian High Arctic Permafrost Ice Wedge Microbial Communities – J Goordial – Frontiers In Microbiology (from December 2017)

Built environment
Diversity of Microbial Communities and Quantitative Chemodiversity in Layers of Marine Sediment Cores from a Causeway (Kaichu-Doro) in Okinawa Island, Japan – Taha Soliman – Frontiers In Microbiology

Microbial Contamination on Touch Surfaces in Sick- and Well-Child Waiting Rooms in Pediatric Outpatient Facilities – Irina Gudakova – The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal

Biostimulation and bioaugmentation of native microbial community accelerated bioremediation of oil refinery sludge – Ajoy Roy – Bioresource Technology

Temporal variation in bacterial and methanogenic communities of three full-scale anaerobic digesters treating swine wastewater – Gyuseong Han – Environmental Science And Pollution Research International

Microbial community of a gasworks aquifer and identification of nitrate-reducing Azoarcus and Georgfuchsia as key players in BTEX degradation – Martin Sperfeld – Water Research

Review: Microbiome analysis and -omics studies of microbial denitrification processes in wastewater treatment: recent advances – Lili Miao – Science China. Life Sciences

Food microbiology
Absorption and Metabolism of Phenolics from Digests of Polyphenol-Rich Potato Extracts Using the Caco-2/HepG2 Co-Culture System – Shima Sadeghi Ekbatan – Foods (Basel, Switzerland)

Effects of polysaccharides from purple sweet potatoes on immune response and gut microbiota composition in normal and cyclophosphamide treated mice – Chao Tang – Food & Function

A Combined LC-MS Metabolomics- and 16S rRNA Sequencing Platform to Assess Interactions between Herbal Medicinal Products and Human Gut Bacteria in Vitro: a Pilot Study on Willow Bark Extract – Eva-Maria Pferschy-Wenzig – Frontiers In Pharmacology

Review: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases and Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides, and Polyols: An Overview – Sandra Maria Barbalho – Journal Of Medicinal Food

Probiotics / prebiotics / antibiotics
The antimicrobial peptide SAAP-148 combats drug-resistant bacteria and biofilms – Anna de Breij – Science Translational Medicine

Low amounts of dietary fibre increase in vitro production of short-chain fatty acids without changing human colonic microbiota structure – Daisuke Sasaki – Scientific Reports

Single Cell Observations Show Persister Cells Wake Based on Ribosome Content – Jun-Seob Kim – bioRxiv

Evidence for PMAT- and OCT-like biogenic amine transporters in a probiotic strain of Lactobacillus: Implications for interkingdom communication within the microbiota-gut-brain axis. – Mark Lyte – Plos One

Phages and viruses
Metagenomic Virome Analysis of Culex Mosquitoes from Kenya and China. – Evans Atoni – Viruses

Virus Dynamics Are Influenced by Season, Tides and Advective Transport in Intertidal, Permeable Sediments – Verona Vandieken – Frontiers In Microbiology

Influenza A virus infection impacts systemic microbiota dynamics and causes quantitative enteric dysbiosis – Soner Yildiz – Microbiome

Genome Announcements
Draft Genome Sequence of Megamonas funiformis Strain Marseille-P3344, Isolated from a Human Fecal Microbiota. – Mossaab Maaloum – Genome Announcements

Draft Genome Sequences of Bifidobacterium Strains N4G05 and N5G01, Isolated from the Human Vaginal Microbiome. – Aline C Freitas – Genome Announcements

Lactomassilus timonensis,’ a new anaerobic bacterial species isolated from the milk of a healthy African mother – A H Togo – New Microbes And New Infections

Microbes in the news
AGA enrolls 1st patient into largest planned fecal microbiota transplantation study – Eric Oliver – GI & Endoscopy

Will This Swallowable Sensor Replace Colonoscopies? – Bob Curley – HealthLine

**A Patient’s Journey: Taming the Glucose Monster – Howard Wolinsky – MedPage Today**

Microbes on the market
CoreBiome Bolsters Its Board of Directors with the Addition of Daniel Pomp, Ph.D. – BusinessWire

Curetis and MGI Advance Strategic Partnership in NGS-Based Molecular Microbiology – BioSpace

Science, publishing, and career
“Available upon request”: not good enough for microbiome data! – Morgan G I Langille – Microbiome

Tiffany’s non-microbiology picks
Chemists go green to make better blue jeans – Nature
I did not know demin was so dirty until I heard about Everlane’ new jeans – and now there are new method to make them!

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January 6, 2018

Today’s digest features a lot of great “gut microbiome papers”, with a focus on precision medicine.

Events and jobs
Scientist, Computational Biology – Flagship Pioneering, VL45  Company LocationCambridge, Massachusetts

Human gut microbiome
** Microbiota Accessible Carbohydrates Facilitate Clearance of Clostridium difficile – Andrew J Hryckowian – bioRxiv **

** Precision medicine using microbiota – Christian Jobin – Science
Highlights three articles, including:
* The commensal microbiome is associated with anti-PD-1 efficacy in metastatic melanoma patients – Vyara Matson – Science
Gut microbiome influences efficacy of PD-1–based immunotherapy against epithelial tumors – Bertrand Routy – Science
Gut microbiome modulates response to anti–PD-1 immunotherapy in melanoma patients – V. Gopalakrishnan – Science **

Exploring Gut Microbiota Composition as an Indicator of Clinical Response to Dietary FODMAP Restriction in Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome – Jørgen Valeur – Digestive Diseases And Sciences

Mucus Microbiome of Anastomotic Tissue During Surgery Has Predictive Value for Colorectal Anastomotic Leakage – Jasper B van Praagh – Annals Of Surgery

Review: Local Acetaldehyde-An Essential Role in Alcohol-Related Upper Gastrointestinal Tract Carcinogenesis – Mikko T Nieminen – Cancers

Review: The Gut-Brain Axis and the Microbiome: Clues to Pathophysiology and Opportunities for Novel Management Strategies in Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). – Eamonn M M Quigley – Journal Of Clinical Medicine

Animal experiments
** Precision editing of the gut microbiota ameliorates colitis – Wenhan Zhu – Nature **

Polystyrene microplastics induce microbiota dysbiosis and inflammation in the gut of adult zebrafish – Yuanxiang Jin – Environmental Pollution

Profiling the lymphoid-resident T cell pool reveals modulation by age and microbiota – Aurélie Durand – Nature Communications

Cultivable anaerobic and aerobic bacterial communities in the fermentation chambers of Holotrichia parallela (coleoptera: scarabaeidae) larvae – Zhen-Yu Zhang – Plos One

The effect of DNA degradation bias in passive sampling devices on metabarcoding studies of arthropod communities and their associated microbiota – Henrik Krehenwinkel – Plos One

The evaluation of the quality of Feng Huang Oolong teas and their modulatory effect on intestinal microbiota of high-fat diet-induced obesity mice model – Yuhui Chen – International Journal Of Food Sciences And Nutrition

Animal microbiome
Host contributes to longitudinal diversity of fecal microbiota in swine selected for lean growth – Duc Lu – Microbiome

Review: Recent insights into the tick microbiome gained through next-generation sequencing – Telleasha L Greay – Parasites & Vectors

Plant, root, and soil microbiome
Responses of soil bacterial community after seventh yearly applications of composted tannery sludge – Ana Roberta Lima Miranda – Geoderma

Assessment of Cu applications in two contrasting soils—effects on soil microbial activity and the fungal community structure – Katharina M. Keiblinger – Ecotoxicology

Microorganisms reveal what plants do not: wheat growth and rhizosphere microbial communities after Azospirillum brasilense inoculation and nitrogen fertilization under field conditions – Luciana P. Di Salvo – Plant and Soil

16S rRNA analysis of diversity of manure microbial community in dairy farm environment – Pramod Pandey – Plos One

Agricultural constraints on microbial resource use and niche breadth in drainage ditches – Ellard R Hunting – Peerj

Water and extremophile microbiome
Accessing chemical diversity from the uncultivated symbionts of small marine animals – Thomas E Smith – Nature Chemical Biology

Macroalgal-bacterial interactions: Role of dimethylsulfoniopropionate in microbial gardening by Ulva (Chlorophyta) – Ralf W. Kessler – Molecular Ecology

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

Unravelling the identity, metabolic potential, and global biogeography of the atmospheric methane-oxidising Upland Soil Cluster α – Jennifer Pratscher – Environmental Microbiology

BookOptimization and Applicability of Bioprocesses – Hemant J. Purohit and other editors
Articles of interest include:
* Microbial CO2 Fixation Bioprocesses and Desert as Future Carbon Sink – Leena Agarwal
Biofilm Microenvironments: Modeling Approach – Saheli Ghosh
Visualization of Microorganisms in Bioprocesses – Tsuyoshi Yamaguchi

Built environment
The effect of temperature on airborne filamentous fungi in the indoor and outdoor space of a hospital – Fariba Abbasi – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Probiotics / prebiotics / antibiotics
Cross-feeding modulates antibiotic tolerance in bacterial communities – Elizabeth M Adamowicz – bioRxiv

Review: Immune-Mediated Mechanisms of Action of Probiotics and Synbiotics in Treating Pediatric Intestinal Diseases – Julio Plaza-Díaz – Nutrients

Review: How Sweet Are Our Gut Beneficial Bacteria? A Focus on Protein Glycosylation in Lactobacillus. – Dimitrios Latousakis – International Journal Of Molecular Sciences

Phages and viruses
Review: Interactions between Enteric Bacteria and Eukaryotic Viruses Impact the Outcome of Infection – Angela K Berger – Viruses

Bioinformatics
Techniques
News Feature: Can microbes keep time for forensic investigators? – Carolyn Beans – PNAS

Profiling soil microbial communities with next-generation sequencing: the influence of DNA kit selection and technician technical expertise – Taha Soliman – Peerj

Microbes in the news
Caltech breakthrough: Bacteria engineered with ‘sonar’ can track, fight disease – Eric Rosenbaum – CNBC

Microbes on the market
Can’t sleep? It could be your microbiome, says this Cambridge startup – Max Stendahl  – Boston Business Journal

Rebiotix and CoreBiome Collaborate on Evaluating Microbiomes of Patients Treated with Microbiota Restoration Therapy™ – Markets Insider

Seres Therapeutics Reports SER-287 Phase 1b Microbiome Analyses that Provide Mechanistic Support for Clinical Efficacy in Ulcerative Colitis – PipelineReview.com

December 24, 2017

Events and jobs
Microbiology/bioinformatics/bioche Freshers Wanted For Medical Coding – AS Medical Coding Technologies – Chennai, Cuddalore, Vellore

General microbiome
Review: Protective Microbiota: From Localized to Long-Reaching Co-Immunity. – Lynn Chiu – Frontiers In Immunology

Pregnancy and early life
Microbiome Influences Prenatal and Adult Microglia in a Sex-Specific Manner – Morgane Sonia Thion – Cell

Human respiratory microbiome
Differentially Regulated Host Proteins Associated with Chronic Rhinosinusitis Are Correlated with the Sinonasal Microbiome. – Kristi Biswas – Frontiers In Cellular And Infection Microbiology

Sputum microbiome temporal variability and dysbiosis in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbations: an analysis of the COPDMAP study. – Zhang Wang – Thorax

Human vaginal microbiome
Evaluation of lactitol, lactulose, raffinose, and oligofructose for maintenance of a Lactobacillus-dominated vaginal microbiota establishes a promising prebiotic candidate. – Stephanie L Collins – Applied And Environmental Microbiology

Review: Human vaginal pH and microbiota: an update. – Keshav Godha – Gynecological Endocrinology

Review: Impact of microbiota on the use and effects of isoflavones in the relief of climacteric symptoms in menopausal women – A review – Naice E.S. Monteiro – Journal of Functional Foods

Human oral microbiome
Review: Tongue Coating: its characteristics and role in intra-oral halitosis and general health: A review. – Kavitha Seerangaiyan – Journal Of Breath Research

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

Fiber-Mediated Nourishment of Gut Microbiota Protects against Diet-Induced Obesity by Restoring IL-22-Mediated Colonic Health – Jun Zou – Cell Host and Microbe

Dysbiosis-Associated Change in Host Metabolism Generates Lactate to Support Salmonella Growth – Caroline C. Gillis – Cell Host and Microbe

Durability and Long-Term Clinical Outcomes of Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT) Treatment in Patients with Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection. – Yafet Mamo – Clinical Infectious Diseases

Evaluation of a faecal dysbiosis test for irritable bowel syndrome in subjects with and without obesity. – Martin Aasbrenn – Scandinavian Journal Of Clinical And Laboratory Investigation

Structural basis for the regulation of β-glucuronidase expression by human gut Enterobacteriaceae. – Michael S Little – PNAS

Low-to-moderate intensity aerobic exercise training modulates irritable bowel syndrome through antioxidative and inflammatory mechanisms in women: Results of a randomized controlled trial – Behzad Hajizadeh Maleki – Cytokine

Differences in fecal microbial metabolites and microbiota of children with autism spectrum disorders – Dae-Wook Kang – Anaerobe

Review: The Microbiome in Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis: Current Evidence and Potential Concepts. – Johannes R Hov – Seminars In Liver Disease

Microbial ecology
Autoinducer 2-dependent Escherichia coli biofilm formation is enhanced in a dual-species co-culture. – Leanid Laganenka – Applied And Environmental Microbiology

Animal experiments
Prebiotic Supplementation Following Ileocecal Resection in a Murine Model is Associated With a Loss of Microbial Diversity and Increased Inflammation. – Michael Laffin – Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

An attenuated Salmonella Typhimurium strain and galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) accelerate clearance of Salmonella infection in poultry through modifications to the gut microbiome. – M Andrea Azcarate-Peril – Applied And Environmental Microbiology

Akkermansia muciniphila induces gut microbiota remodelling and controls islet autoimmunity in NOD mice. – Arno Hänninen – Gut

Analysis of the Specificity of IgA Antibodies Produced in the Mouse Small Intestine. – N E Sharanova – Molekuliarnaia Biologiia (Molecular Biology, original in Russian)

Bacteriostatic Effect of Quercetin as an Antibiotic Alternative In Vivo and Its Antibacterial Mechanism In Vitro. – Shengan Wang – Journal Of Food Protection (in Arbor Acre (AA) broiler chickens)

Dietary protein level affects nutrient digestibility and ileal microbiota structure in growing pigs. – Kai Qiu – Animal Science Journal

Arctic berry extracts target the gut-liver axis to alleviate metabolic endotoxaemia, insulin resistance and hepatic steatosis in diet-induced obese mice. – Fernando F Anhê – Diabetologia

Microbiota transplantation reveals beneficial impact of berberine on hepatotoxicity by improving gut homeostasis. – Chenjie Qin – Science China. Life Sciences (in rats and mice)

Dysbiosis of gut microbiota by chronic coexposure to titanium dioxide nanoparticles and bisphenol A: Implications for host health in zebrafish – Lianguo Chen – Environmental Pollution

Dysbiosis of the fecal microbiota in feedlot cattle with hemorrhagic diarrhea – Mohamed Zeineldin – Microbial Pathogenesis

Characterization of Brachyspira communities from clinical cases of swine mucohaemorrhagic diarrhea through deep sequencing of the NADH oxidase (nox) gene – Lisa A. Johnson – Veterinary Microbiology

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

Grain grinding size of cereals in complete pelleted diets for growing lambs: effects on ruminal microbiota and fermentation – Sonia Andrés – Small Ruminant Research

Animal microbiome
Food Storage by the Savanna Termite Cornitermes cumulans (Syntermitinae): a Strategy to Improve Hemicellulose Digestibility? – Letícia Menezes – Microbial Ecology

The metagenome of Caracolus marginella gut microbiome using culture independent approaches and shotgun sequencing. – Robert J Rabelo-Fernandez – Data In Brief (snails)

Transcriptomic characterization of Caecomyces churrovis: a novel, non-rhizoid-forming lignocellulolytic anaerobic fungus. – John K Henske – Biotechnology For Biofuels (Found in Navajo Churro sheep fecal pellets)

** Enhancing the Resolution of Rumen Microbial Classification from Metatranscriptomic Data Using Kraken and Mothur. – Andre L A Neves – Frontiers In Microbiology **

Temporal and regional variability in the skin microbiome of humpback whales along the Western Antarctic Peninsula. – K C Bierlich – Applied And Environmental Microbiology (DOI not available yet, so linked to PubMed)

Wild eel microbiome reveals that skin mucus of fish could be a natural niche for aquatic mucosal pathogen evolution. – Miguel Carda-Diéguez – Microbiome

Seasonal, spatial, and maternal effects on gut microbiome in wild red squirrels. – Tiantian Ren – Microbiome

Water and extremophile microbiome
Biodegradation of weathered polystyrene films in seawater microcosms. – Evdokia Syranidou – Scientific Reports

Microbial stress mediated intercellular nanotubes in an anaerobic microbial consortium digesting cellulose. – Martina John – Scientific Reports

Metagenomic analysis reveals the impact of wastewater treatment plants on the dispersal of microorganisms and genes in aquatic sediments. – Binh T T Chu – Applied And Environmental Microbiology

Nutrient dynamics and stream order influence microbial community patterns along a 2914 km transect of the Mississippi River – Michael W Henson – bioRxiv

Metagenomic exploration reveals a marked change in the river resistome and mobilome after treated wastewater discharges – Itziar Lekunberri – Environmental Pollution

Built environment
Metagenomic survey of bacterial diversity in the atmosphere of Mexico City using different sampling methods – N. Serrano-Silva – Environmental Pollution

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

Food microbiology
Modulation of gut microbiota and gut-generated metabolites by bitter melon results in improvement in the metabolic status in high fat diet-induced obese rats – Juan Bai – Journal of Functional Foods

In vitro digestion by saliva, simulated gastric and small intestinal juices and fermentation by human fecal microbiota of sulfated polysaccharides from Gracilaria rubra – Tong Di – Journal of Functional Foods

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

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

Review: Lactose intolerance and gastrointestinal cow’s milk allergy in infants and children – common misconceptions revisited. – Ralf G Heine – The World Allergy Organization Journal

Probiotics / prebiotics / antibiotics
Effect of the consumption of a synbiotic diet mousse containing Lactobacillus acidophilus La-5 by individuals with metabolic syndrome: A randomized controlled trial – Douglas Xavier-Santos – Journal of Functional Foods

Review: Is Metformin Poised for a Second Career as an Antimicrobial? – Faiza Malik – Diabetes/Metabolism Research And Reviews

Review: Role of probiotics in the management of lung cancer and related diseases: An update – Anshul Sharma – Journal of Functional Foods

Phages and viruses
Isolation in small populations of Wayampi Amerindians promotes endemicity and homogenization of their faecal virome, but its distribution is not entirely random. – Vicente Pérez-Brocal – Fems Microbiology Ecology

Bioinformatics
Identification of bacterial species that can utilize fructose-asparagine. – Anice Sabag-Daigle – Applied And Environmental Microbiology

Techniques
On the Identification of Culturable Microorganisms for the Assessment of Biodiversity in Bioaerosols. – Philippe Duquenne – Annals Of Work Exposures And Health

Review: Illuminating the covert mission of mononuclear phagocytes in their regional niches – Shu Zhen Chong – Current Opinion in Immunology

Genomes
Draft genomes of Enterococcus faecium strains isolated from human feces before and after eradication therapy against Helicobacter pylori. – Nikita A Prianichnikov – Data In Brief

Microbes in the news
Biota Beats: Music from the Microbiome –  Clara Rodríguez Fernández – LabBioTech
Microbes on the market (news about biotech companies)

Bacteria and Cancer Immunotherapy: What’s in Your Gut? – Medical News Bulletin

Can You Teach an Old Gene New Tricks? – Grishma Gupte – SciWorthy

Doctor warns patients to avoid unnecessary antibiotics this winter – Tammy Palmer – LocalSyr.com

December 23, 2017

Events and jobs
Assistant Professor of Environmental Microbiology (Tenure-Track) – George Mason University – Fairfax, Virginia, USA
The George Mason University, Department of Environmental Science and Policy (ESP) is seeking an enthusiastic and energetic individual for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position in Molecular Environmental Microbiology to supplement existing departmental strengths in applied ecology, aquatic ecology, one health and conservation. This is a full-time, tenure-track position to begin August 2018.

Manager, QC Microbiology – Catalent Pharma Solutions, Inc. – Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Post-Doc – Microbiology & Immunology – Cornell University – Ithaca, NY, USA

Biological Sciences Full-Time Instructor (Microbiology Emphasis) – West Valley-Mission Community College District – Saratoga, CA, USA

General microbiome
Review: Building conventions for unconventional lymphocytes. – Lesley Pasman – Immunological Reviews (from September, but not posted before)

Pregnancy and early life
Gut microbiome in gestational diabetes: a cross-sectional study of mothers and offspring 5 years postpartum – Sayyid Hasan – AOGS

Multi-site human microbiome
Review: The role of microbial amyloid in neurodegeneration. – Robert P Friedland – Plos Pathogens

Human respiratory microbiome
Review: Airway microbiome research: a modern perspective on surveillance cultures? – Damien Roux – Annals Of Translational Medicine

Human skin microbiome
Review: Over a Decade of recA and tly Gene Sequence Typing of the Skin Bacterium Propionibacterium acnes: What Have We Learnt? – Andrew McDowell – Microorganisms

Human oral microbiome
Ecological Balance of Oral Microbiota is Required to Maintain Oral Mesenchymal Stem Cell Homeostasis. – Yingying Su – Stem Cells (Dayton, Ohio)

Shift in the Subgingival Microbiome following Scaling and Root Planing in Generalized Aggressive Periodontitis. – Guojing Liu – Journal Of Clinical Periodontology

Human gut microbiome
Quinones are growth factors for the human gut microbiota. – Kathrin Fenn – Microbiome

Opinion: Microbiome-Germline Interactions and Their Transgenerational Implications. – Michael Elgart – Bioessays : News And Reviews In Molecular, Cellular And Developmental Biology

Review: Modeling metabolism of the human gut microbiome – Stefanía Magnúsdóttir – Current Opinion in Biotechnology

Microbial ecology
Opinion: Engineering microbial communities using thermodynamic principles and electrical interfaces. – Christian Zerfaß – Current Opinion In Biotechnology

Animal experiments
Age-dependent alterations of glucose clearance and homeostasis are temporally separated and modulated by dietary fat. – Mads T F Damgaard – The Journal Of Nutritional Biochemistry

Shift of hindgut microbiota and microbial short chain fatty acids profiles in dairy calves from birth to pre-weaning. – Yang Song – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Impact of genistein on the gut microbiome of humanized mice and its role in breast tumor inhibition. – Bidisha Paul – Plos One

Tomato Powder Inhibits Hepatic Steatosis and Inflammation Potentially Through Restoring SIRT1 Activity and Adiponectin Function Independent of Carotenoid Cleavage Enzymes in Mice. – Cheng-Chung Li – Molecular Nutrition & Food Research

Faecal microRNAs: indicators of imbalance at the host-microbe interface? – G M Moloney – Beneficial Microbes

Modulation of the fecal microbiota in Sprague-Dawley rats using genetically modified and isogenic corn lines. – Penggao Li – Journal Of Agricultural And Food Chemistry

Sex-dependent impact of Roundup on the rat gut microbiome – Veronica L. Lozano – Toxicology Reports

Effects of garlic-supplemented diet on growth performance and intestinal microbiota of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) – Miray Etyemez Büyükdeveci – Aquaculture

Animal microbiome
Identification and chemical characterization of N acyl-homoserine lactone quorum sensing signals across sponge species and time. – Maya Britstein – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Reptile-associated Borrelia species in the goanna tick (Bothriocroton undatum) from Sydney, Australia. – Jessica L Panetta – Parasites & Vectors

Multi-Omic Biogeography of the Gastrointestinal Microbiota of a Pre-Weaned Lamb – Antonio Palomba – Proteomes

Identification, comparison and validation of robust rumen microbial biomarkers for methane emissions using diverse Bos Taurus breeds and basal diets – Marc D. Auffret – Frontiers in Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome
Structure and function of the microbial consortia of activated sludge in typical municipal wastewater treatment plants in winter. – Bo Zhang – Scientific Reports

Key microbial taxa in the rhizosphere of sorghum and sunflower grown in crop rotation. – Tanzelle Oberholster – The Science Of The Total Environment

Metagenomic analysis of soil and freshwater from zoo agricultural area with organic fertilization. – Aylan K Meneghine – Plos One

Field study reveals core plant microbiota and relative importance of their drivers. – Kelly Hamonts – Environmental Microbiology

Enhanced arsenic uptake and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH)-dissipation using Pteris vittata L. and a PAH-degrading bacterium. – Lu Sun – The Science Of The Total Environment

Division of labor during biofilm matrix production – Anna Dragos – bioRxiv

Succession of Fungal and Oomycete Communities in Glyphosate-Killed Wheat Roots – Daniel Schlatter – Phytopathology

Long-term and legacy effects of manure application on soil microbial community composition – Yuting Zhang – Biology and Fertility of Soils

Ammonium nitrogen content is a dominant predictor of bacterial community composition in an acidic forest soil with exogenous nitrogen enrichment – Yanxia Nie – Science of the Total Environment

Water and extremophile microbiome
Consequences of contamination on the interactions between phytoplankton and bacterioplankton. – Goni-Urriza Marisol – Chemosphere

Identification of active denitrifiers by DNA-Stable Isotope Probing and amplicon sequencing reveals Betaproteobacteria as responsible for attenuation of nitrate contamination in a low impacted aquifer. – M Inés Bellini – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

The importance of filamentous cyanobacteria in the development of oxygenic photogranules. – Kim Milferstedt – Scientific Reports

Temperate phages as self-replicating weapons in bacterial competition. – Xiang-Yi Li – Journal Of The Royal Society, Interface (In freshwater metazoan Hydra vulgaris)

The Biogeographical Distribution of Benthic Roseobacter Group Members along a Pacific Transect Is Structured by Nutrient Availability within the Sediments and Primary Production in Different Oceanic Provinces – Marion Pohlner – Frontiers in Microbiology

Organic matter processing by microbial communities throughout the Atlantic water column as revealed by metaproteomics – Kristin Bergauer – PNAS (From November 2017, not posted before)

Homoacetogenesis in Deep-Sea Chloroflexi, as Inferred by Single-Cell Genomics, Provides a Link to Reductive Dehalogenation in Terrestrial Dehalococcoidetes – Holly L. Sewell – mBio

Seasonal and depth-wise variations in bacterial and archaeal groups in the Arabian Sea oxygen minimum zone – Mandar Bandekar – Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography

Review: Microalgae–bacteria biofilms: a sustainable synergistic approach in remediation of acid mine drainage – Sudharsanam Abinandan – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Built environment
Changes in bacterial and archaeal communities during the concentration of brine at the graduation towers in Ciechocinek spa (Poland) – Agnieszka Kalwasińska – Extremophiles

The Coal Seam Microbiome (CSMB) Reference Set, a lingua franca for the microbial coal-to-methane community – Silas H.W. Vick – International Journal of Coal Geology

Food microbiology
Review: Impact of nanosilver on gut microbiota: a vulnerable link. – Dinesh Kumar Dahiya – Future Microbiology

Probiotics / prebiotics
Effects of fermented soymilk with Lactobacillus casei Shirota on skin condition and the gut microbiota: a randomised clinical pilot trial. – T Nagino – Beneficial Microbes

Effect of tablets containing probiotic candidate strains on gingival inflammation and composition of the salivary microbiome: a randomised controlled trial. – M K Keller – Beneficial Microbes

Phages and viruses
Review: Inflammatory Bowel Disease’s Specific Changes of Enteric Mycobiota and Virome. – Yi Chu – Journal Of Digestive Diseases

Review: Phages of life – the path to pharma. – Amanda Forde – British Journal Of Pharmacology

Bioinformatics
Hybrid-denovo: A de novo OTU-picking pipeline integrating single-end and paired-end 16S sequence tags. – Xianfeng Chen – Gigascience

** 3D molecular cartography using LC-MS facilitated by Optimus and ‘ili software. – Ivan Protsyuk – Nature Protocols **

Non-biological synthetic spike-in controls and the AMPtk software pipeline improve fungal high throughput amplicon sequencing data – Jonathan M Palmer – bioRxiv

Multi-omics integration—a comparison of unsupervised clustering methodologies – Giulia Tini – Briefings in Bioinformatics

Review: Genome-scale metabolic networks in time and space – Ove Øyås – Current Opinion in Systems Biology

Techniques
Flow cytometric fingerprinting for microbial strain discrimination and physiological characterization. – Benjamin Buysschaert – Cytometry. Part A : The Journal Of The International Society For Analytical Cytology

Off-axis electron holography of bacterial cells and magnetic nanoparticles in liquid – Tanya Prozorov – Journal of the Royal Society

Microbes in the news
Higher Numbers of 2 Bacteria Species Found in Sarcoidosis Patients, Study Finds – Janet Stewart – Sarcoidosis News

The Surprising Way Your Brain and Gut Are Connected – Julia Malacoff – Shape

Gut Bacteria May Influence Infant Intelligence – Batya Swift Yasgur – MedScape

What Humans Can Learn About Gut Health From Monkey ‘Huddling’ – Francesca Friday – Observer

How to keep your gut healthy over the holidays – Yella Hewings-Martin – Medical News Today

Studies Link Oral Microbiome to Cancers – Pam Harrison – MedPage

Bacteria Found Alive in Earth’s Most Extreme Environments for the First Time Hold Clues to Life on Other Planet – Sydney Pereira – Newsweek

Antibiotic resistance: ‘Sleeping’ bacteria that can survive drug treatment identified – Phys.Org

Bacteria-Basted Supertrees Are Sucking Pollution From Our Waste Sites – James Poulos – Good

Everything you know about toxic shock syndrome is probably wrong – Sara Chodosh – Popular Science

Microbes on the market
Direct-to-consumer DNA and microbiome test launched in Europe – PharmaPhorum

BiomX acquires RondinX to expand microbiome targets for IBD, liver disease – Jonathan Solomon – HealIO

DSM Acquires BioCare Copenhagen to Expand Gut Health Ingredients Portfolio with Probiotics – CISION

Sarcoidosis Industry Overview with Total Market Share and Distribution of Sarcoidosis for 7 MM for 2025 – Miltech

Global Human Microbiome Market Analysis, Share, Production, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2017 to 2022 – Arun P. – GeoPolMonitor

Global Microbiome Therapeutic Market Outlook – Johnson and Johnson, AB-Biotics, Vedanta Biosciences, AbbVie Inc – Kevin Harper – The News Columnist

Bacteria Hysteria
‘This is how the X-Men started’: Internet shocked by astronaut discovery of ‘alien bacteria’ on International Space Station – Sarah K. Burris – RawStory

Science, publishing, and career
Graduate Biomedical Science Education Needs a New Philosophy – Gundula Bosch – mBio

December 16, 2017

Multiple articles on plant and soil microbiome, along with new BSCs (under “Water and extremophile microbiome) and some new computational methods! And a search for a microbiome core director from my thesis lab, please forward!

Events and jobs

Microbiome Core Director (Research Associate/Research Scientist) – Huttenhower Lab, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Microbiology/Majors Biology Professor – College of the Sequoias Community College District in Visalia, CA

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

Faecal microbiota transplant in a child with very early onset inflammatory bowel disease – Carlos Sierra Salinas – Anales De Pediatria (Barcelona, Spain : 2003)

Multi-site human microbiome
Review: Gut microbial balance and liver transplantation: alteration, management, and prediction – Xinyao Tian – Frontiers of Medicine

Human respiratory microbiome
Atopobium and Fusobacterium as novel candidates for sarcoidosis-associated microbiota. – Alexandra Zimmermann – The European Respiratory Journal

Associations between infant fungal and bacterial dysbiosis and childhood atopic wheeze in a nonindustrialized setting – Marie-Claire Arrieta – The Journal Of Allergy And Clinical Immunology

Human vaginal microbiome
High rates of bacterial vaginosis and Chlamydia in a low-income, high-population-density community in Cape Town – Katie S. Lennard – South African Journal of Science and Technology

Human gut microbiome
Subspecies in the global human gut microbiome – Paul I Costea – Molecular Systems Biology

Investigation of bioaccessibility of Cu, Fe, Mn, and Zn in market vegetables in the colon using PBET combined with SHIME. – Naiyi Yin – Scientific Reports

Improving regulation of microbiota transplants – Diane Hoffmann – Science

The Human Gut Microbial Metabolome Modulates Fungal Growth via the TOR Signaling Pathway – Carlos García – MSphere

Review: Our Gut Microbiome: The Evolving Inner Self. – Parag Kundu – Cell

Review: The gut microbiota – an emerging risk factor for cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease – Stefanie Ascher – European Journal of Immunology

Animal experiments
Microbial communities exhibit host-species distinguishability and phylosymbiosis along the length of the gastrointestinal tract – Kevin D. Kohl – Molecular Ecology

Bile acid is a significant host factor shaping the gut microbiome of diet-induced obese mice. – Xiaojiao Zheng – Bmc Biology

Rumen Bacteria Communities and Performances of Fattening Lambs with a Lower or Greater Subacute Ruminal Acidosis Risk – Fei Li – Frontiers in Microbiology: Systems Microbiology

Dietary Antioxidant Micronutrients Alter Mucosal Inflammatory Risk in a Murine Model of Genetic and Microbial Susceptibility  – JF Pierre – The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry

Dietary stachyose altered the intestinal microbiota profile and improved the intestinal mucosal barrier function of juvenile turbot, Scophthalmus maximus L. – Pei Yang – Aquaculture

Diversity, in-vitro virulence traits and antifungal susceptibility pattern of gastrointestinal yeast flora of healthy poultry, Gallus gallus domesticus. – Supram Hosuru Subramanya – Bmc Microbiology

Animal microbiome
Dispersal limitation promotes the diversification of the mammalian gut microbiota – Andrew H. Moeller – PNAS

Plant, root, and soil microbiome
Multiple new cryptic pathogenic Phytophthora species from Fagaceae forests in Austria, Italy and Portugal – Thomas Jung – IMA Fungus

Soil characteristics determine the rhizobia in association with different species of Mimosa in central Brazil – Raquel de Castro Pires – Plant and Soil

Effects of organochlorine pesticides on plant growth-promoting traits of phosphate-solubilizing rhizobacterium, Paenibacillus sp. IITISM08 – Rupa Rani – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Duration of continuous cropping with straw return affects the composition and structure of soil bacterial communities in cotton fields – Lei Yang – Canadian Journal of Microbiology

The greater roles of indigenous microorganisms in removing nitrobenzene from sediment compared with the exogenous Phragmites australis and strain JS45 – Xiangqun Chi – Frontiers of Environmental Science & Engineering

Seasonal Variations in Soil and Bacteriological Properties as Affected by Phytogenic Mounds (Nebkhas) of Halocnemum strobilaceum in Lake Manzala, Egypt – Heba K. Issa – Egyptian Journal of Botany

Investigating monsoon and post-monsoon variabilities of bacterioplankton communities in a mangrove ecosystem – Anwesha Ghosh – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Invasion by Cordgrass Increases Microbial Diversity and Alters Community Composition in a Mangrove Nature Reserve – Min Liu – Frontiers in Microbiology

Effects of temperature, soil substrate, and microbial community on carbon mineralization across three climatically contrasting forest sites – Zuoxin Tang – Ecology and Evolution

Effects of biotic and abiotic factors on soil organic matter mineralization: Experiments and structural modeling analysis – Husen Qiu – European Journal of Soil Biology

Available forms of nutrients and heavy metals control the distribution of microbial phospholipid fatty acids in sediments of the Three Gorges Reservoir, China – Hongyan Sun – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Temporal diversity dynamics of the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi of Larrea tridentata (Sesse & Mocino ex DC) Coville in a semi-arid ecosystem – G Hernández-Zamudio – Revista Argentina de Microbiología (Article in Spanish)

Water and extremophile microbiome
Comparative transcriptomics as a guide to natural product discovery and biosynthetic gene cluster functionality – Gregory C. A. Amos – PNAS

Molecular Mechanisms for Microbe Recognition and Defense by the Red Seaweed Laurencia dendroidea. – Louisi Souza de Oliveira – Msphere

Mycobiota of the disused ore mine of Marcinków in Śnieżnik Masiff (western Poland) – Wojciech Pusz – Journal of Mountain Science

Thermophilic bacterial communities inhabiting the microbial mats of “indifferent” and chalybeate (iron-rich) thermal springs: Diversity and biotechnological analysis. – Xue-Ping Wang – Microbiologyopen

Review: The Seagrass Holobiont and Its Microbiome – Kelly Ugarelli – Microorganisms

Built environment
PCR–DGGE Analysis on Microbial Community Structure of Rural Household Biogas Digesters in Qinghai Plateau – Rui Han – Current Microbiology

Deciphering the core fouling-causing microbiota in a membrane bioreactor: Low abundance but important roles – Shaoqing Zhang – ChemoSphere

Increasing tetracycline concentrations on the performance and communities of mixed microalgae-bacteria photo-bioreactors – Yanghui Xiong – Algal Research

Biostimulation of nutrient additions on indigenous microbial community at the stage of nitrogen limitations during composting – Huan Wang – Waste Management

Food microbiology
Mutually stimulating interactions between lactic acid bacteria and Saccharomyces cerevisiae in sourdough fermentation – S. Sieuwerts – LWT – Food Science and Technology

Review: The Mediterranean diet: metabolic and molecular mechanisms – Valeria Tosti – The Journals Of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences And Medical Sciences

Probiotics / prebiotics/ antibiotics
Prebiotic Dietary Fiber and Gut Health: Comparing the in Vitro Fermentations of Beta-Glucan, Inulin and Xylooligosaccharide – Justin L Carlson – Nutrients

ReviewFinding the needle in the haystack: systematic identification of psychobiotics. – Aisling Bambury – British Journal Of Pharmacology

Comment: Narrowing the spectrum: the new frontier of precision antimicrobials – Alexandra E Paharik – Genome Medicine

Bioinformatics
A Dirichlet-Multinomial Bayes Classifier for Disease Diagnosis with Microbial Compositions. – Xiang Gao – Msphere

Techniques
Amplicon sequencing of the 16S-ITS-23S rRNA operon with long-read technology for improved phylogenetic classification of uncultured prokaryotes – Joran Martijn – bioRxiv

Novel ITS1 Fungal Primers for Characterization of the Mycobiome. – Mykhaylo Usyk – Msphere

Microbes in the news
BIDMC Researchers Use Artificial Intelligence to Identify Bacteria Quickly and Accurately – Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Magnetically Guided Bacteria Move Confidently Within Strong Currents, May Soon Deliver Drugs Inside Body – MedGadget

Is hand sanitizer bad for my microbiome? – Claire Maldarelli – Popular Science

Nanoparticles as a solution against antibiotic resistance? – Science Daily

Microbes on the market 
Light ‘Em Up: S&N’s Device Images Bacteria in Wounds – Nancy Crotti – MDDI

Contemplating Regulatory Frameworks for FMT – Cristi Rosa – Contagion Live

Vedanta Granted Four U.S. Patents for Therapeutics Based on Beneficial Gut Bacteria – Carolina Henriques – IBD News Today

Science, publishing, and career
What’s Responsible for the Retraction Boom? – Adam Marcus – Research Ethics in the Digital Age

December 2, 2017

Events and jobs
PhD Student – Developing and validating a computational model of the gut microbiota–mucosa interactions to replace and reduce animal experiments – Birmingham, UK

Assistant/Associate Professor, Microbiology and Immunology – SUNY Upstate Medical University – Syracuse, NY

Microbiology Manager – Cranleigh Scientific – Kent, England

Adjunct Anatomy and Physiology and Microbiology Instructor – City College – Altamonte Springs, FL

Program Manager – Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Assistant Professor, Statistics and Microbiology – The University of Manitoba – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Human respiratory microbiome
Making It Last: Storage Time and Temperature Have Differential Impacts on Metabolite Profiles of Airway Samples from Cystic Fibrosis Patients – Stephen Wandro – MSystems

Human skin microbiome
Effects of cosmetics on the skin microbiome of facial cheeks with different hydration levels. – Silvia Esmeralda Pérez-Topete – Microbiology Open

Propionibacterium acnes induces autophagy in keratinocytes: involvement of multiple mechanisms. – Klára Megyeri – The Journal Of Investigative Dermatology

Human oral microbiome
A comparative study of the oral microbiome compositions of healthy postmenopausal, premenopausal, and prepubertal Nigerian females, using 16s rrna metagenomics methods. – K C Anukam – Nigerian Journal Of Clinical Practice

Oral Microbiome Composition Reflects Prospective Risk for Esophageal Cancers – Brandilyn A. Peters – Cancer Research

Review
Microbial colonization of the periodontal pocket and its significance for periodontal therapy. – Andrea Mombelli – Periodontology 2000

Review: Resilience of the Oral Microbiota in Health: Mechanisms That Prevent Dysbiosis. – B T Rosier – Journal Of Dental Research

Human gut microbiome
Specific substrate-driven changes in human faecal microbiota composition contrast with functional redundancy in short-chain fatty acid production. – Nicole Reichardt – The Isme Journal

A novel Ruminococcus gnavus clade enriched in inflammatory bowel disease patients – Andrew Brantley Hall – Genome Medicine

Characteristics of Fecal Microbiota in Pediatric Crohn’s Disease and Their Dynamic Changes During Infliximab Therapy. – Yizhong Wang – Journal Of Crohn’S & Colitis

Antibiotic Resistome in a large-scale healthy human gut microbiota deciphered by metagenomic and network analyses. – Jie Feng – Environmental Microbiology

Involvement of shared mucosal-associated microbiota in the duodenum and rectum in diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome. – Gangping Li – Journal Of Gastroenterology And Hepatology

Review: Are the decrease in circulating anti-α1,3-Gal IgG and the lower content of galactosyl transferase A1 in the microbiota of patients with multiple sclerosis a novel environmental risk factor for the disease? – Emmanuel Montassier – Molecular Immunology

Review: Combined therapies to treat complex diseases: The role of the gut microbiota in multiple sclerosis. – Laura Calvo-Barreiro – Autoimmunity Reviews

Review: Computational profiling of the gut–brain axis: microflora dysbiosis insights to neurological disorders – Nikolas Dovrolis – Briefings in Bioinformatics

Animal experiments
IL-17 is a protection effector against the adherent-invasive Escherichia coli in murine colitis. – Hai-Jia Zhang – Molecular Immunology

Changes in gut microbiota during development of compulsive checking and locomotor sensitization induced by chronic treatment with the dopamine agonist quinpirole. – Tony D Jung – Behavioural Pharmacology

Potential Impact of Metabolic and Gut Microbial Response to Pregnancy and Lactation in Lean and Diet-Induced Obese Rats on Offspring Obesity Risk. – Heather A Paul – Molecular Nutrition & Food Research

Clostridium butyricum exerts a neuroprotective effect in a mouse model of traumatic brain injury via the gut-brain axis. – H Li – Neurogastroenterology And Motility : The Official Journal Of The European Gastrointestinal Motility Society

Impacts of diarrhea on the immune system, intestinal environment, and expression of PGRPs in New Zealand rabbits – Yang Chen – PeerJ

Animal microbiome
Multi-level comparisons of cloacal, skin, feather and nest-associated microbiota suggest considerable influence of horizontal acquisition on the microbiota assembly of sympatric woodlarks and skylarks. – H Pieter J van Veelen – Microbiome

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

Production and biotechnological potentialities of extracellular polymeric substances from sponge-associated Antarctic bacteria – Consolazione Caruso – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Review: Wild gut microbiota protect from disease. – Francesca S Gazzaniga – Cell Research

Plant, root, and soil microbiome
Symbionts protect aphids from parasitic wasps by attenuating herbivore-induced plant volatiles. – Enric Frago – Nature Communications

Microbial decomposition is highly sensitive to leaf litter emersion in a permanent temperate stream. – Juanita Mora-Gómez – The Science Of The Total Environment

Influence of fertilizers and rice cultivation methods on the abundance and diversity of phyllosphere microbiome. – Shobit Thapa – Journal Of Basic Microbiology

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the guts of insects feeding on plants: prospects for discovering plant-derived antibiotics. – Katarzyna Ignasiak – Bmc Microbiology

Bacterial endosymbionts influence host sexuality and reveal reproductive genes of early divergent fungi – Stephen J. Mondo – Nature Communications

Organic amendments shift the phosphorus-correlated microbial co-occurrence pattern in the peanut rhizosphere network during long-term fertilization regimes – Yan Chen – Applied Soil Ecology

The interactive effects of arbuscular mycorrhiza and plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria synergistically enhance host plant defences against pathogens – Alejandro Pérez-de-Luque – Scientific Reports

The impact of post-fire salvage logging on microbial nitrogen cyclers in Mediterranean forest soil – Lily Pereg – Science of the Total Environment

Review: Yeast population of the Kindo Peninsula lichens – A. V. Kachalkin – Microbiology

Review: Bacterial Endophyte Colonization and Distribution within Plants – Shyam L. Kandel – Microorganisms

Review: Emerging Microbial Biocontrol Strategies for Plant Pathogens – Sharifah Farhana Syed Ab Rahman – Plant Science

Water and extremophile microbiome
Microbial life on a sand grain: from bulk sediment to single grains. – David Probandt – The Isme Journal

Tracking active groundwater microbes with D2 O labeling to understand their ecosystem function. – Martin Taubert – Environmental Microbiology

Variability of the composition of the microbial community of the deep subsurface thermal aquifer in Western Siberia – V. V. Kadnikov – Microbiology

Cyanobacterial community structure in hot water springs of Indian North-Western Himalayas: A morphological, molecular and ecological approach – Yadvinder Singh – Algal Research

Built environment
Polar solar panels: Arctic and Antarctic microbiomes display similar taxonomic profiles. – Kristie Tanner – Environmental Microbiology Reports

Microorganisms of low-temperature heavy oil reservoirs (Russia) and their possible application for enhanced oil recovery – T. N. Nazina – Microbiology

Food microbiology
Review: Cereal fiber, fruit fiber, and type 2 diabetes: Explaining the paradox. – Karen M Davison – Journal Of Diabetes And Its Complications

Probiotics / prebiotics
Exploring the Impact of Food on the Gut Ecosystem Based on the Combination of Machine Learning and Network Visualization. – Hideaki Shima – Nutrients

Translational Development of Microbiome-Based Therapeutics: Kinetics of E. coli Nissle and Engineered Strains in Humans and Nonhuman Primates. – Caroline Kurtz – Clinical And Translational Science

Phages and viruses
Distribution and Inferred Evolutionary Characteristics of a Chimeric ssDNA Virus Associated with Intertidal Marine Isopods – Kalia S. I. Bistolas – Viruses

Microbial Ecology
Recipient-Biased Competition for an Intracellularly Generated Cross-Fed Nutrient Is Required for Coexistence of Microbial Mutualists – Alexandra L. McCully – mBio

Review: Cell-cell recognition and social networking in bacteria. – Vera Troselj – Environmental Microbiology

Bioinformatics
Functional sequencing read annotation for high precision microbiome analysis. – Chengsheng Zhu – Nucleic Acids Research

Reader reaction on the fast small-sample kernel independence test for microbiome community-level association analysis. – Bin Guo – Biometrics

Optimizing and evaluating the reconstruction of Metagenome-assembled microbial genomes – Bhavya Papudeshi – BMC Genomics

Resources and tools for the high-throughput, multi-omic study of intestinal microbiota – Aitor Blanco-Míguez – Briefings in Bioinformatics

Techniques
Identifying metabolites by integrating metabolome databases with mass spectrometry cheminformatics – Zijuan Lai – Nature Methods

Brief guide to the analysis, interpretation and presentation of microbiota data. – Stefan Zalewski – Archives Of Disease In Childhood. Education And Practice Edition

Optimized fluorescent proteins for the rhizosphere-associated bacterium Bacillus mycoides with endophytic and biocontrol agent potential. – Yanglei Yi – Environmental Microbiology Reports

Genome Announcements
Complete Genome Sequence of Bacillus altitudinis P-10, a Potential Bioprotectant against Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae, Isolated from Rice Rhizosphere in Java, Indonesia. – Anto Budiharjo – Genome Announcements

Mrakia arctica sp. nov., a new psychrophilic yeast isolated from an ice island in the Canadian High Arctic – Masaharu Tsuji – Mycoscience

Microbes in the news
New research provides insights into the skin microbiome – EurekAlert

Lab notes: The vaginal microbiome can predict whether a woman is going to have a premature baby – Scroll.in
Paper link: First-trimester vaginal microbiome diversity: A potential indicator of preterm delivery risk  (posted Nov 27, 2017)

How Bacteria Help Regulate Blood Pressure – Veronique Greenwood – Quanta Magazine

Gut Bacteria Predict Responses, Survival Time to PD-1 Cancer Immunotherapy – Bryant Furlow – Modern Medicine Network

Synthetic Glycolipids As A New Class Of Antimicrobials To Down-Regulate Cell Wall Functions – Narayanaswamy Jayaraman – Science Trends

The microbiological art of making a better sausage – Phys.Org

Will microbial protein replace meat on the table? – Digital Journal – Tim Sandle

New 3-D printed materials harness the power of bacteria – Maria Temming – Science News

Scientists Have Expanded the Genetic Code in Bacteria – Brad Jones – Futurism

Microbes on the market
Qiagen Joins French Biotech to Build the Next Generation of Microbiome Technology – Alex Dale – European Biotech News

DuPont and Ireland’s APC venture forward in microbiome-inspired pact – Will Chu – Nutra Ingredients

Rebiotix Announces Expansion of Phase 1 Trial of the Company’s Oral Capsule Microbiota Product, RBX7455, Following Successful Completion of Initial Study Arms – Markets Insider

Science, publishing, and career
Five ways to fix statistics – Jeff Leek – Nature

Tiffany’s non-microbiology picks
An Open Letter to the Senate Concerning H.R.1 and the Graduate Student Tax Provision – Alana Van Dervort
# A letter (that you can sign) against one part of the bill that passed this morning

November 27, 2017

Short digest today – with multiple reviews and papers on animal microbiomes, as well as an interesting art project!

Pregnancy and early life
First-trimester vaginal microbiome diversity: A potential indicator of preterm delivery risk – Mohammed Monzoorul Haque – Scientific Reports

Human skin microbiome
Skin Colonization by Staphylococcus aureus Precedes the Clinical Diagnosis of Atopic Dermatitis in Infancy – Patrick Meylan – Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Human nearly-sterile sites
ReviewGut reactions: How the blood-brain barrier connects the microbiome and the brain – Aric F Logsdon – Experimental Biology and Medicine

Human gut microbiome
Analysis of Fusobacterium persistence and antibiotic response in colorectal cancer – Susan Bullman – Science

Animal experiments
Resident Microbiome Disruption with Antibiotics Enhances Virulence of a Colonizing Pathogen – Courtney A. Thomason – Scientific Reports
# Using house finches!

Structure moderation of gut microbiota in liraglutide-treated diabetic male rats – Qian Zhang – Experimental Biology and Medicine

Volatile Oil from Amomi Fructus Attenuates 5-Fluorouracil-Induced Intestinal Mucositis – Ting Zhang – Frontiers in Pharmacology

Animal microbiome
Comparison of the gut microbiota composition between wild and captive sika deer (Cervus nippon hortulorum) from feces by high-throughput sequencing – Yu Guan – AMB Express

Review: The Gastrointestinal Microbiome: A Review – P.C. Barko – Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine

Plant, root, and soil microbiome
Metagenomic Approach to Identifying Foodborne Pathogens on Chinese cabbage – Daeho Kim – Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Review: Trade, Diplomacy, and Warfare: The Quest for Elite Rhizobia Inoculant Strains – Alice Checcucci – Frontiers in Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome
What intrinsic and extrinsic factors explain the stoichiometric diversity of aquatic heterotrophic bacteria? – Casey M Godwin – ISMEJ

Antagonistic bacteria disrupt calcium homeostasis and immobilize algal cells – Prasad Aiyar – Nature Communications

Probiotics / prebiotics / antibiotics
Review: Existing and investigational therapies for the treatment of Clostridium difficile infection: A focus on narrow spectrum, microbiota-sparing agents – H.G. Maxwell-Scott – Médecine et Maladies Infectieuses

Techniques
Book chapterComputational Approaches on Stoichiometric and Kinetic Modeling for Efficient Strain Design – Mohammad Mazharul Islam – Synthetic Metabolic Pathways

Microbes in the news
Mothers’ gut bacteria could impact future health of children: new findings – Brigid O’Connell – Herald Sun
# Part of the ENvironmental Determinants of Islet Autoimmunity (ENDIA) study

NASA fires E. coli bacteria into space to see if antibiotic resistance increases in zero gravity – Patricia Grannum – Inquisitr

Mouthwash Kills Mouth Bacteria But May Increase Risk For Diabetes – Allan Adamson – Tech Times

Artist’s feces work contributes to gut-busting research – The Japan Times

Alarm on milk with high levels of bacteria – Angela Oketch – Daily Nation
# In Kenya

Potato Bugs, Weeds, and Harmful Bacteria – Terry Mejdrich – Grand Rapids MN Herald Review

Bacteria Hysteria
Here’s Why You Should Never, Ever Share Earbuds with Anyone – Brittany Gibson – Reader’s Digest
# The article itself makes sense, but the title…