August 28, 2017

Events and jobs
Research Specialist – Department of Microbiology – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Multi-site human microbiome
The nasal and gut microbiome in Parkinson’s disease and idiopathic rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder – Anna Heintz-Buschart – Movement Disorders

Human gut microbiome
Cross sectional evaluation of the gut-microbiome metabolome axis in an Italian cohort of IBD patients – Maria Laura Santoru – Scientific Reports

Oxalobacter formigenes-associated host features and microbial community structures examined using the American Gut Project – Menghan Liu – Microbiome

Review: Gut Microbiota and Atherosclerosis – Daniel Y. Li – Current Atherosclerosis Reports

Animal experiments
Initial gut microbiota structure affects sensitivity to DSS-induced colitis in a mouse model – Min Li – Science China Life Sciences

Blood as a route of transmission of uterine pathogens from the gut to the uterus in cows – Soo Jin Jeon – Microbiome

Animal microbiome
Review: Health effects of feeding genetically modified (GM) crops to livestock animals: A review – CJ DeVos – Food and Chemical Toxicology
# The DOI does not seem to work yet, so included the Pubmed link

Plant, root, and soil microbiome
Bacterial Community Structure in the Asian Rice Gall Midge Reveals a Varied Microbiome Rich in Proteobacteria – Abhishek Ojha – Scientific Reports

Biodiversity of soil bacteria exposed to sub-lethal concentrations of phosphonium-based ionic liquids: Effects of toxicity and biodegradation – M Sydow – Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Root-induced changes of Zn and Pb dynamics in the rhizosphere of sunflower with different plant growth promoting treatments in a heavily contaminated soil – SM Mousavi – Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
# The DOI does not seem to work yet, so included the Pubmed link

Food microbiology
Dietary fibers and protective lactobacilli drive burrata cheese microbiome – Fabio Minervina – Applied Environmental Microbiology

Exploring the microbial origins of p-cresol and its co-occurrence pattern in the Chinese liquor-making process – Hai Du – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Microbial ecology
Molecular determinants of the matrix thickening of a dual-species Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Enterococcus faecalis biofilm – Keehoon Lee – Applied Environmental Microbiology

Probiotics / prebiotics/ antibiotics
Lactolisterin BU, a novel Class II broad spectrum bacteriocin from Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis bv. diacetylactis BGBU1-4 – Jelena Lozo – Applied Environmental Microbiology

Phages and viruses
Genomic and proteomic analysis of Human herpesvirus 6 reveals distinct clustering of acute versus inherited forms and reannotation of reference strain – Alexander Greninger – bioRxiv

EnSVMB: Metagenomics Fragments Classification using Ensemble SVM and BLAST – Yuan Jiang – Scientific Reports

GSimp: A Gibbs sampler based left-censored missing value imputation approach for metabolomics studies – Rumin Wei – bioRxiv

A cytometric approach to follow variation and dynamics of the salivary microbiota – Susanna van Gelder – Methods

Microbes in the news
Gut bacteria may play role in fighting MS, Mayo researcher says – Jeremy Olson –
Star Tribune

Trillions of Bacteria in Your Body are Alien to Science, Study Finds – Wall Street Pit

Feeling anxious? Your gut bacteria might be to blame – Partha Nandi – WXYZ Detroit


August 11, 2017

General microbiome
Perturbed human sub-networks by Fusobacterium nucleatum candidate virulence proteins – Andreas Zanzoni – Microbiome

Pregnancy and early life
Impact of intrapartum antimicrobial prophylaxis upon the intestinal microbiota and the prevalence of antibiotic resistance genes in vaginally delivered full-term neonates – Alicja Nogacka – Microbiome

Multi-site human microbiome
Probiotics protect mice from CoCrMo particles-induced osteolysis – Zhenheng Wang – International Journal of Nanomedicine

Human respiratory microbiome
The temporal dynamics of the tracheal microbiome in tracheostomised patients with and without lower respiratory infections – Marcos Pérez-Losada – PLoS One

Human skin microbiome
Review: Impact of nasopharyngeal microbiota on the development of respiratory tract diseases – S. Esposito – European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases

Human gut microbiome
Community characteristics of the gut microbiomes of competitive cyclists – Lauren M. Petersen – Microbiome

Bile microbiota in primary sclerosing cholangitis: Impact on disease progression and development of biliary dysplasia – Pedro Pereira – PLoS One

Assessment of therapeutic response in Crohn’s disease using quantitative dynamic contrast enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI) parameters: A preliminary study – Jianguo Zhu – Medicine

Review: Bridging the Gap between Gut Microbial Dysbiosis and Cardiovascular Diseases – Kimberley Lau – Nutrients

Animal experiments
Statin therapy causes gut dysbiosis in mice through a PXR-dependent mechanism – Jose A. Caparrós-Martín – Microbiome

The Microbiome Activates CD4 T-cell-mediated Immunity to Compensate for Increased Intestinal Permeability – Karen L.Edelblum – Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Development of Inflammatory Bowel Disease is Linked to a Longitudinal Restructuring of the Gut Metagenome in Mice – Thomas J. Sharpton – bioRxiv

Transplanted human fecal microbiota enhanced Guillain Barré syndrome autoantibody responses after Campylobacter jejuni infection in C57BL/6 mice – Phillip T. Brooks – Microbiome

Characterizing the gut (Gallus gallus) microbiota following the consumption of an iron biofortified Rwandan cream seeded carioca (Phaseolus Vulgaris L.) bean-based diet – Spenser Reed – PLoS One

Gut dysbiosis in mice genetically selected for low antibody production – Ana Carolina da Silva Santos – Gut Pathogens

Plant, root, and soil microbiome
Huanglongbing impairs the rhizosphere-to-rhizoplane enrichment process of the citrus root-associated microbiome – Yunzeng Zhang – Microbiome

Water and extremophile microbiome
Shifts in coastal sediment oxygenation cause pronounced changes in microbial community composition and associated metabolism – Elias Broman – Microbiome

Phages and viruses
Optimization and validation of sample preparation for metagenomic sequencing of viruses in clinical samples – Dagmara W. Lewandowska – Microbiome

HIV DNA-Adenovirus Multiclade Envelope Vaccine Induces Gp41 Antibody Immunodominance in Rhesus Macaques – Qifeng Han – Journal of Virology

A method for measuring sulfide toxicity in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans – Leonid Livshits – MethodsX

A novel plant-based-sea water culture media for in vitro cultivation and in situ recovery of the halophyte microbiome – Mohamed Y.Saleh – Journal of Advanced Research

Whole genome of Klebsiella aerogenes PX01 isolated from San Jacinto River sediment west of Baytown, Texas reveals the presence of multiple antibiotic resistance determinants and mobile genetic elements – Rupa Iyer – Genomics Data

Description of ‘Arabia massiliensis’ gen. nov., sp. nov., ‘Gordonibacter massiliensis’ sp. nov., and ‘Bacilliculturomica massiliensis’ gen. nov., sp. nov., isolated from a faecal specimen of a 50-year-old Saudi Bedouin woman – S.I. Traore – New Microbes and New Infections

Science, publishing, and career
By now, you may have all heard of the Google Engineer fired over his criticism of diversity efforts. The full memo is here. My particular thoughts resonate with the Atlantic article below, because it reminds me of how important science communication is, and how quickly it devolves into black and white:
The Most Common Error in Media Coverage of the Google Memo – Conor Friedersdorf – The Atlantic

July 31, 2017

Short digest today, with many articles from Applied and Environmental Microbiology (AEM)!

General microbiome
Review: Bacterial infection increases risk of carcinogenesis by targeting mitochondria – Jesper A.B. Strickertsson – Seminars in Cancer Biology

Pregnancy and early life
Iron in Micronutrient Powder Promotes an Unfavorable Gut Microbiota in Kenyan Infants – Minghua Tang – Nutrients

Multi-site human microbiome
Review: Role of uremic toxin indoxyl sulfate in the progression of cardiovascular disease – Huichang Gao – Life Sciences

Human gut microbiome
The sortase-dependent fimbriome of the genus Bifidobacterium: extracellular structures with potential to modulate microbe-host dialogue – Christian Milani – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Repression of Salmonella host cell invasion by aromatic small molecules from the human fecal metabolome – Rafael J.M. Peixoto – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Animal experiments
Antibiotic-Induced Microbiota Dysbiosis Impairs Neuromuscular Function in Juvenile Mice – Valentina Caputi – British Journal of Pharmacology

10-oxo-12(Z)-octadecenoic acid, a linoleic acid metabolite produced by gut lactic acid bacteria, enhances energy metabolism by activation of TRPV1 – Minji Kim – FASEB

Water and extremophile microbiome
Dissimilatory Nitrate Reduction to Ammonium in the Yellow River Estuary: Rates, Abundance, and Community Diversity – Cuina Bu – Scientific Reports

Built environment
Phage-host associations in a full-scale activated sludge plant during sludge bulking – Ruyin Liu – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Phages and viruses
Metagenomic Analysis of Dairy Bacteriophages: Extraction Method and Pilot Study on Whey Samples Derived from Using Undefined and Defined Mesophilic Starter Cultures – Veronica Barragan – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Microbes in the news
Flesh-Eating Vibrio Can Come From Cleaning Fish…As Well As Swimming – Judy Stone – Forbes

Burp! Singapore scientists hope for probiotic beer hit – Reuters – Deccan Chronicle

Bacteria Hysteria
Blowing out birthday candles increases bacteria on cake’s icing – study –
Daily Mail

Deadly mix: Brewing faecal bacteria in your coffee cup? – Jagruti Verma – Deccan Chronicle

July 16, 2017

Events and jobs
Postdoctoral Fellow – Astrobiology – University of Florida

Microbiology Laboratory Manager – Cranleigh Scientific, Northamptonshire, England

Human respiratory microbiome
Review: Microbiome in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – Eduard Monso – Annals of Translational Medicine

Monitoring clinical and microbiological evolution of a cystic fibrosis patient over 26 years: experience of a Brazilian CF Centre – Cassiana da Costa Ferreira Leite – BMC Pulmonary Medicine

Distal airway microbiome is associated with immunoregulatory myeloid cell responses in lung transplant recipients – Nirmal S. Sharma – The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation

Human oral microbiome
Diabetes Enhances IL-17 Expression and Alters the Oral Microbiome to Increase Its Pathogenicity – E. Xiao – Cell Host and Microbe

Microbiome of peri-implantitis affected and healthy dental sites in patients with a history of chronic periodontitis – Danae Apatzidou – Archives of Oral Biology

Human gut microbiome
Review: Gut–CNS-Axis as Possibility to Modulate Inflammatory Disease Activity—Implications for Multiple Sclerosis – Ann-Katrin Fleck – International Journal of Molecular Sciences

Determination of certain bacterial groups in gut microbiota and endotoxin levels in patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis – Ceren Özkul – The Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology

Animal experiments
Meat and bone meal as partial replacement of fishmeal in diets for gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata) juveniles: Diets digestibility, digestive function, and microbiota modulation – Sara Moutinho – Aquaculture

Arachidonic acid sex-dependently affects obesity through linking gut microbiota-driven inflammation to hypothalamus-adipose-liver axis – Pan Zhuang – Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) – Molecular Basis of Disease

Disparity in the nasopharyngeal microbiota between healthy cattle on feed, at entry processing and with respiratory disease – Mohamed Zeineldin – Veterinary Microbiology

Animal microbiome
Effects of chromium(III) on enzyme activities and bacterial communities during swine manure composting – Yanan Yin – Bioresource Technology

Antimicrobial Activity of Actinobacteria Isolated From the Guts of Subterranean Termites – R. A. Arango – Environmental Entomology

Oral Disease and Microbiota in Free-roaming cats – Ana Whyte – Topics in Companion Animal Medicine

Plant, root, and soil microbiome
Investigating the durable effect of the hot water treatment used in nurseries on pathogenic fungi inhabiting grapevine wood and involved in Grapevine Trunk Diseases – Emilie Bruez – Crop Protection

Understanding the mycobiota of maize from the highlands of Guatemala, and implications for maize quality and safety – José Rodrigo Mendoza – Crop Protection

The uniqueness and biogeochemical cycling of plant root microbial communities in a floating treatment wetland – Hidetoshi Urakawa – Ecological Engineering

Water and extremophile microbiome
The Other Microeukaryotes of the Coral Reef Microbiome – T.D. Ainsworth – Trends in Microbiology

Taxonomic and functional diversity of a coastal planktonic bacterial community in a river-influenced marine area – Stefan Thiele – Marine Genomics

Built environment
Stimulation effect of electric current density (ECD) on microbial community of a three dimensional particle electrode coupled with biological aerated filter reactor (TDE-BAF) – Yan Feng – BioResource Technology

Food microbiology
Review: Bacteriocin-Antimicrobial Synergy: A Medical and Food Perspective – Harsh Mathur – Frontiers in Microbiology

Review: Low FODMAP Diet in the Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis – Dania Schumann – Nutrition

Macrophages treated with non-digestible polysaccharides reveal a transcriptionally unique phenotype – Yongfu Tang – Journal of Functional Foods

Microbial Ecology
Interplay between antibiotic efficacy and drug-induced lysis underlie enhanced biofilm formation at subinhibitory drug concentrations – Wen Yu – bioRxiv

A phylogenetic and evolutionary analysis of antimycin biosynthesis – Rebecca Joynt – bioRxiv

Probiotics / prebiotics
Review: Prenatal and postnatal administration of prebiotics and probiotics – Kristin Sohn – Seminars in Fetal and Neonatal Medicine

Phototrophic microorganisms in the symbiotic communities of Baikal sponges: Diversity of psbA gene (encoding D1 protein of photosystem II) sequences – OV Kaluzhnaya – Mol Biol (Mosk)
Unfortunately, this article is in Russian and I cannot access the original. The abstract was interesting though, the goal of the study is to determine whether psbA sequences can be used as a marker for phototrophic organisms.

New sequences
Noncontiguous finished genome sequences and description of Bacillus massiliglaciei, Bacillus mediterraneensis, Bacillus massilinigeriensis, Bacillus phocaeensis and Bacillus tuaregi, five new species identified by culturomics – F. Cadoret – New Microbes and New Infections

Whole-Genome Sequences of Influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 Virus Isolates from Kerala, India – Sara Jones – Genome Announcements

Phoenicibacter massiliensis‘ gen. nov., sp. nov., a new bacterium isolated from the human gut of a pygmy woman – M. Bilen – New Microbes and New Infections

Phenotypic and genomic comparison of Mycobacterium aurum and surrogate model species to Mycobacterium tuberculosis: implications for drug discovery – Amine Namouchi – BMC Genomics

Microbes in the news 
** Mini-Metagenomics Leads to Microbial Discovery – Abby Olena – The Scientist
Refers to Microfluidic-based mini-metagenomics enables discovery of novel microbial lineages from complex environmental samples – Feiqiao Brian Yu – ELife **

APC Microbiome Institute appoints Spinning Clock to Mind Your Microbes brief – Andy Black – The Drum
An app for kids to learn about the microbiome!

Microbial diversity: ‘key benchmark in the coming Third Wave cosmetic revolution’ – Lucy Whitehouse – Cosmetics Design

Novel bacterial physiology identified in the creation of biofilms – Science Daily

Physicists Just Found a Way to Spin Teeny Tiny Robot Motors With Bacteria – Gemma Conroy – Science Alert

New bacteria being developed for cheese may save industry $10m a year, researchers say – Melanie Vujkovic – ABC

Bacteria-infected mosquitoes are coming to Fresno – but it’s a good thing! – Bryant-Jon Anteola – Fresno Bee

BYU student overcomes flesh-eating bacteria to compete on ‘American Ninja Warrior’ – Braley Dodson – Daily Herald

Bacteria Actively Drive Development of Colorectal Cancer – Newswise
Looking at Streptococcus gallolyticus and its ability to promote colorectal cancer in cell culture, animal models, and human tissue.

Bacteria Hysteria
How surgeons can stop the spread of germs by operating NAKED instead of wearing surgical gowns – Colin Fernandez – Daily Mail

July 4, 2017

Happy 4th of July!

Events and jobs
Microbiology Team Lead – Bentleyville, PA

General microbiome
Host Microbiome Richness Predicts Resistance to Disturbance by Pathogenic Infection in a Vertebrate Host – Xavier A. Harrison – bioRxiv

Pregnancy and early life
Review: SALSA—A dance on a slippery floor with changing partners – M.P. Reichhardt – Molecular Immunology

Review: The Microbiome and Biomarkers for Necrotizing Enterocolitis: Are We Any Closer to Prediction? – Brigida Rusconi – Journal of Pediatrics

Human skin microbiome
Cutaneous Leishmaniasis Induces a Transmissible Dysbiotic Skin Microbiota that Promotes Skin Inflammation – Ciara Gimblet – Cell Host and Microbe

Human oral microbiome
Hydrogen sulfide exposure induces NLRP3 inflammasome-dependent IL-1β and IL-18 secretion in human mononuclear leukocytes in vitro – Amina Basic – Clinical and Experimental Dental Research

Human gut microbiome
Immunoregulatory effect of mast cells influenced by microbes in neurodegenerative diseases – Francesco Girolamo – Brain, Behavior, and Immunity

Review: Host Genetics and Gut Microbiome: Challenges and Perspectives – Alexander Kurilshikov – Trends in Immunology

Review: Shaping functional gut microbiota using dietary bioactives to reduce colon cancer risk – Derek V. Seidel – Seminars in Cancer Biology

Review: Extracellular vesicles in gastrointestinal cancer in conjunction with microbiota: On the border of Kingdoms – Natasha S. Barteneva – Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) – Reviews on Cancer

Microbial ecology
Small subsets of highly connected taxa predict compositional change in microbial communities – Cristina Herren – bioRxiv

Animal experiments
Effect of administration route and dose alteration on sulfadiazine-trimethoprim plasma and intestinal concentrations in pigs – Joren De Smet – International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents

Isomalto-oligosaccharides, a prebiotic, functionally augment green tea effects against high fat diet-induced metabolic alterations via preventing gut dysbacteriosis in mice – Dhirendra Pratap Singh – Pharmacological Research

6-Shogaol ameliorates injury to the intestinal mucosa and increases survival after high-dose abdominal irradiation – Jinhan Wang – Journal of Functional Foods

Total abdominal irradiation exposure impairs cognitive function involving miR-34a-5p/BDNF axis – Ming Cui – Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) – Molecular Basis of Disease

Bidirectional Brain-Gut Interactions and Chronic Pathological Changes after Traumatic Brain Injury in Mice – Elise L. Ma – Brain, Behavior, and Immunity

An increase in corn resistant starch decreases protein fermentation and modulates gut microbiota during in vitro cultivation of pig large intestinal inocula – Xiangyu He – Animal Nutrition

Animal microbiome
Natural products and morphogenic activity of γ-Proteobacteria associated with the marine hydroid polyp Hydractinia echinata – Huijuan Guo – Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry

Plant, root, and soil microbiome
Feedbacks between plant N demand and rhizosphere priming depend on type of mycorrhizal association – Benjamin N. Sulman – Ecology Letters

Cyanobacterial and rhizobial inoculation modulates the plant physiological attributes and nodule microbial communities of chickpea – Radha Prasanna – Archives of Microbiology

Probiotics / prebiotics
Development of Carboxymethyl Cellulose-Chitosan Hybrid Micro- and Macroparticles for Encapsulation of Probiotic Bacteria – P. Singh – Carbohydrate Polymers

Evaluating Metagenome Assembly on a Simple Defined Community with Many Strain Variants – Sherine Awad – bioRxiv

Magic pools: parallel assessment of transposon delivery vectors in bacteria – Hualan Liu – bioRxiv

Imaging Bacterial Colonies and Phage–Bacterium Interaction at Sub-Nanometer Resolution Using Helium-Ion Microscopy – Miika Leppänen – Advanced BioSystems

Microbes in the news
Essays on health: microbes aren’t the enemy, they’re a big part of who we are – Amy Loughman and Tarsh Bates – The Conversation

Modified sugar compound can clear intestinal colonization by UPEC – Irene Vacca – Nature Reviews Microbiology
Original paper: Selective depletion of uropathogenic E. coli from the gut by a FimH antagonist – Caitlin N. Spaulding – Nature (June 14, 2017)

Human Emotions Really Are Affected by Gut Bacteria, New Study Suggests – Peter Dockrill – Science Alert
Original paper: Brain structure and response to emotional stimuli as related to gut microbial profiles in healthy women – Kirsten Tillisch – Psychosomatic Medicine (June 28, 2017)

Eliminating harmful bacteria from oil reservoirs – Newcastle University

Woman contracts flesh-eating bacteria in Fairhope – Allison Marlow – Gulf Coast News Today

Second LA Fitness also tests positive for Legionnaires’-causing bacteria – Kyle Arnold – Orlando Sentinel

Microbes on the market
EPS for DexCom, Inc. (DXCM) Expected At $-0.14; Profile of 6 Analysts Covering Seres Therapeutics (MCRB) – Clifton Ray – Herald KS

Using Microbiome Analytics to Improve Milk Safety – Joel Hans – RT Insights

Bacteria Hysteria
These terrifying photos show why you really should throw your old makeup away – Laura Capon – Cosmopolitan

Science, publishing, and career
Is the staggeringly profitable business of scientific publishing bad for science? – The Guardian
This sure made the round on Twitter a few days ago!

The vagueness problem in academic writing – The Thesis Whisperer

Laid Off From the Tenure Track – a Guest Post – The Professor is In
I read her book a while back and thought it was fantastic. Karen Kelsky’s blog focuses on academia in the humanities, but there are overlaps in science!

June 20, 2017

Great articles from bioRxiv today!

Events and jobs
Microbiology Clinical Laboratory Scientist OR Microbiology CLS Opening – KA Recruiting – San Francisco, CA

Acting QC Specialist: Microbiology – Johnson and Johnson – Cork, Ireland

Human vaginal microbiome
Effects of intrauterine contraception on the vaginal microbiota – Christine M. Bassis – Contraception

Human gut microbiome
**Environmental factors dominate over host genetics in shaping human gut microbiota composition – Daphna Rothschild – bioRxiv**

Review: Role of gut microbiota against calcium oxalate – Humaira Sadaf – Microbial Pathogenesis

Review: Glucocorticoids and gut bacteria: “The GALF Hypothesis” in the metagenomic era – David J. Morris – Steroids

Review: The microbiome-gut-brain axis: implications for schizophrenia and antipsychotic induced weight gain – S. Kanji – European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience

Animal experiments
Glycaemic and insulinaemic responses of adult healthy warm-blooded mares following feeding with Jerusalem artichoke meal – M. Glatter – Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition

Water and extremophile microbiome
Review: Phototrophic biofilms: diversity, ecology and applications – Asha Bharti – Journal of Applied Phycology

Built environment
Response of microbial community function to fluctuating geochemical conditions within a legacy radioactive waste trench environment – Xabier Vázquez-Campos – bioRxiv

Accelerating anodic biofilms formation and electron transfer in microbial fuel cells: Role of anionic biosurfactants and mechanism – Yunshu Zhang – Bioelectrochemistry

Food microbiology
Influence of food consumption patterns and Galician lifestyle on human gut microbiota – María Castro-Penalonga – Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry

Microbes in the news
Light-sensitive bacteria could save you during a heart attack – Jon Fingas – Engadget

Bacteria from hot springs solve mystery of metabolismBacteria from hot springs solve mystery of metabolism – Stockholm University – Science News

Common disease-causing bacteria can live airborne for 45 minutes, study shows – Queensland University of Technology – Science News

Meerkats Can Thank Bacteria for Their Signature Butt Scents – Elizabeth Preston – Discover

Microbes on the market
OptiBiotix Signs Major Supply Agreement For Its Microbiome Modulating Cholesterol-Reduction Probiotic – BioSpace

June 13, 2017

Excellent reviews across all sections, with many from the Nature Journals. Also, multiple articles on the tree of life and animal experiments.

General microbiome
1,003 reference genomes of bacterial and archaeal isolates expand coverage of the tree of life – Supratim Mukherjee – Nature Biotechnology

Lokiarchaea are close relatives of Euryarchaeota, not bridging the gap between prokaryotes and eukaryotes – Violette Da Cunha – PLoS Genetics

Review: Natural Products and the Gene Cluster Revolution – Paul R. Jensen – Trends in Microbiology

Pregnancy and early life
Review: How nutrition and the maternal microbiota shape the neonatal immune system – Andrew J. MacPherson – Nature Reviews Immunology

Multi-site human microbiome
Review: Role of oral and gut microbiome in nitric oxide mediated colon motility – Miriam Y. Walker – Nitric Oxide

Human skin microbiome
Review: Chemical signaling in mosquito–host interactions: the role of human skin microbiota – William Takken – Current Opinion in Insect Science

Human oral microbiome
Reduced Susceptibility to Antiseptics Is Conferred by Heterologous Housekeeping Genes – Supathep Tansirichaiya – Microbial Drug Resistance

Human gut microbiome
*Alcohol-associated intestinal dysbiosis impairs pulmonary host defense against Klebsiella pneumoniae – Derrick R. Samuelson – PLoS Pathogens

Review: Fungal dysbiosis: immunity and interactions at mucosal barriers – Ilian D. Iliev – Nature Reviews Immunology

Review: Transmission of the gut microbiota: spreading of health – Hilary P. Browne – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Editorial: Post-dieting weight gain: the role of persistent microbiome changes – Christoph A Thaiss – Future Microbiology

Animal experiments
*Thermoneutral housing exacerbates nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in mice and allows for sex-independent disease modeling – Daniel A. Giles – Nature Medicine

*Cold-induced conversion of cholesterol to bile acids in mice shapes the gut microbiome and promotes adaptive thermogenesis – A. Worthmann – Nature Medicine

Integrated Metagenomic Analyses of the Rumen Microbiome of Cattles Reveals Key Biological Mechanisms Associated with Methane Traits – Haiying Wang – Methods

Long-term multi-species Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium dietary supplement enhances memory and changes regional brain metabolites in middle-aged rats – Caroline O’Hagan – Neurobiology of Learning and Memory

Soy compared with milk protein in a Western diet changes fecal microbiota and decreases hepatic steatosis in obese OLETF rats – Matthew R. Panasevich – Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry

Targeted metabolomics analysis of aromatic amino acids and their gut microbiota-host co-metabolites in rat serum and urine by liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry – Yifeng Zeng – Journal of Separation Science

Effect of cocoa’s theobromine on intestinal microbiota of rats – Sandra Martin-Pelaez – Molecular Nutrition and Food Research

Water and extremophile microbiome
Review: Microbial Extracellular Polymeric Substances (EPSs) in Ocean Systems – Alan W. Decho – Frontiers in Microbiology

Review: Linking genes to microbial biogeochemical cycling: lessons from arsenic – Yong-Guan Zhu – Environmental Science and Technology

Food microbiology
Review: Extremozymes from metagenome: Potential applications in food processing – Mahejibin Khan – Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition

Phages and viruses
Review: Interplay between viruses and bacterial microbiota in cancer development – Dariia Vyshenska – Seminars in Immunology

A novel method to determine the minimum number of sequences required for reliable microbial community analysis – Jiajia Ni – Journal of Microbiological Methods

Power and sample size calculations for high-throughput sequencing-based experiments – Chung-I Li – Briefings in Bioinformatics
Only a short section on microbiome.

*A stabilized microbial ecosystem of self-limiting bacteria using synthetic quorum-regulated lysis – Spencer R. Scott – Nature Microbiology

Body fluid prediction from microbial patterns for forensic application – Eirik Nataas Hanssen – Forensic Science International: Genetics

Multi-locus and long amplicon sequencing approach to study microbial diversity at species level using the MinIONTM portable nanopore sequencer – Alfonso Benítez-Páez – GigaScience

Review: Phenotyping of gut microbiota: Focus on capillary electrophoresis – Manuel Ferrer – Electrophoresis

Review: Panacea in progress: CRISPR and the future of its biological research introduction – Michael Carroll – Microbiological Research