March 24, 2018

Events and jobs
Senior Phage Display Scientist: Antibodies – Cambridgeshire, England – Paramount Recruitment

General microbiome
Metagenomic mining of regulatory elements enables programmable species-selective gene expression – Nathan I Johns – Nature Methods

Pregnancy and early life
Seeding of the Fetal Gut Microbiome: Insights Into Origins and Significance – LF Stinson – Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health

Evidence of dysbiosis in the intestinal microbial ecosystem of children and adolescents with primary hyperlipidemia and the potential role of regular hazelnut intake. – Giorgio Gargari – Fems Microbiology Ecology

Elevated Fecal pH Indicates a Profound Change in the Breastfed Infant Gut Microbiome Due to Reduction of Bifidobacterium over the Past Century – Bethany M Henrick – Msphere

Multi-site human microbiome
Microbiome-host systems interactions: protective effects of propionate upon the blood-brain barrier. – Lesley Hoyles – Microbiome

Human vaginal microbiome
Cervical microbiome is altered in cervical intraepithelial neoplasia after loop electrosurgical excision procedure in China – Hongwei Zhang – Scientific Reports

Human nearly-sterile sites (blood, organs, brain)

Human gut microbiome
The current state and future direction of DoD gut microbiome research: a summary of the first DoD gut microbiome informational meeting – Steven Arcidiacono – Standards in Genomic Sciences

Gut Microbial Dysbiosis in Indian Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. – Joby Pulikkan – Microbial Ecology

An Aberrant Microbiota is not Strongly Associated with Incidental Colonic Diverticulosis. – Roshonda B Jones – Scientific Reports

Untargeted metabolomics identifies trimethyllysine, a TMAO-producing nutrient precursor, as a predictor of incident cardiovascular disease risk. – Xinmin S Li – Jci Insight

Gut Microbiota Composition and Fecal Metabolic Phenotype in Patients With Acute Anterior Uveitis – Xinyue Huang – IOVS

Microbial interactions
Cell death as a trigger for morphogenesis. – Boris Aguilar – Plos One

Horizontal Gene Transfer Building Prokaryote Genomes: Genes Related to Exchange Between Cell and Environment are Frequently Transferred – Apuã C. M. Paquola – Journal of Molecular Evolution

Animal experiments
Preprint: Social communication between microbes colonizing the social honey bee Apis mellifera – Irene Newton – bioRxiv

Dietary butyrate glycerides modulate intestinal microbiota composition and serum metabolites in broilers – Xiaojian Yang – Scientific Reports

Bacterial lactase genes diversity in intestinal mucosa of mice with dysbacterial diarrhea induced by antibiotics – Chengxing Long – 3 Biotech

Allelic variation in a single genomic region alters the microbiome of the snail Biomphalaria glabrata. – Euan R O Allan – The Journal Of Heredity

Tall oil fatty acid inclusion in the diet improves performance and increases ileal density of Lactobacilli spp. in broiler chickens. – K Vienola – British Poultry Science

Effects of dietary Bacillus amyloliquefaciens supplementation on growth performance, intestinal morphology, inflammatory response, and microbiota of intra-uterine growth retarded weanling piglets – Yue Li – Journal Of Animal Science And Biotechnology

Temperature-Dependent Effects of Cutaneous Bacteria on a Frog’s Tolerance of Fungal Infection. – Matthew J Robak – Frontiers In Microbiology

Predominant gut Lactobacillus murinus strain mediates anti-inflammaging effects in calorie-restricted mice. – Fengwei Pan – Microbiome

Animal microbiome
Review: The mosquito holobiont: fresh insight into mosquito-microbiota interactions – Morgane Guégan – Microbiome

Plant, root, and soil microbiome
Soil pH correlates with the co-occurrence and assemblage process of diazotrophic communities in rhizosphere and bulk soils of wheat fields – Kunkun Fan – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Seasonal Effects on Microbial Community Structure and Nitrogen Dynamics in Temperate Forest Soil – Tomohiro Yokobe – forests

High-throughput sequencing of microbial community diversity in soil, grapes, leaves, grape juice and wine of grapevine from China. – Yu-Jie Wei – Plos One

Drought Legacy Effects on the Composition of Soil Fungal and Prokaryote Communities. – Annelein Meisner – Frontiers In Microbiology

Vanillic acid changed cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) seedling rhizosphere total bacterial, Pseudomonas and Bacillus spp. communities. – Xingang Zhou – Scientific Reports

Review: Microbial modulation of plant ethylene signaling: ecological and evolutionary consequences. – Mohammadhossein Ravanbakhsh – Microbiome

Trees, fungi and bacteria: tripartite metatranscriptomics of a root microbiome responding to soil contamination. – E Gonzalez – Microbiome

Rhizosphere Microbiome Modulators: Contributions of Nitrogen Fixing Bacteria towards Sustainable Agriculture – Nicholas Ozede Igiehon – Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health

Vascular plant-mediated controls on atmospheric carbon assimilation and peat carbon decomposition under climate change – Konstantin Gavazov – Global Change Biology

Water and extremophile microbiome
Preprint: Dynamics and interactions of highly resolved marine plankton via automated high frequency sampling – David M. Needham – bioRxiv

Bioremediation of PCB-contaminated shallow river sediments: The efficacy of biodegradation using individual bacterial strains and their consortia. – Hana Horváthová – Chemosphere

Quantitative isotope incorporation reveals substrate partitioning in a coastal microbial community – Xavier Mayali – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Built environment
Community Structure Analysis and Biodegradation Potential of Aniline-Degrading Bacteria in Biofilters – Luanfeng Hou – Current Microbiology

Food microbiology
Review: The influence of diet on anti-cancer immune responsiveness – Laura Soldati – Journal of Translational Medicine

The Efficacy of a Chewing Gum Containing Phyllanthus emblica Fruit Extract in Improving Oral Health. – Ya-Ting Chuang – Current Microbiology

ReviewThe Microbial Diversity of Sherry Wines – Gustavo Cordero-Bueso – Fermentation

Probiotics / prebiotics / antibiotics
The impact of Rhodiola rosea on the gut microbial community of Drosophila melanogaster – Khachik E. Labachyan – Gut Pathogens

Bacillus clausii inhibits bone loss by skewing Treg-Th17 cell equilibrium in postmenopausal osteoporotic mice – Hamid Y. Dar – Nutrition

Prebiotic Potential of Herbal Medicines Used in Digestive Health and Disease. – Christine Tara Peterson – Journal Of Alternative And Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

Phages and viruses
Identification of Novel Viruses in Amblyomma americanum, Dermacentor variabilis, and Ixodes scapularis Ticks – Rafal Tokarz – Msphere

Microbes in the news
Skin spray heals US woman’s flesh-eating bacteria wounds – Alice Klein – New Scientist

March 18, 2018

An interesting book and multiple animal microbiome papers for today’s digest!

General microbiome
Book: Clinical Immunology (Fifth Edition): Principles and Practice – Robert R. Rich, Thomas A. Fleisher, William T. Shearer, Harry W. Schroeder, Anthony J. Frew, Cornelia M. Weyand
Multiple chapters may be of interest, including:

Human skin microbiome
Review: Cutaneous Barriers and Skin Immunity: Differentiating A Connected Network – Stefanie Eyerich – Trends in Immunology

Human gut microbiome
TonB-dependent transport by the gut microbiota: novel aspects of an old problem – David N Bolam – Current Opinion on Structural Biology

ReviewFrailty and the gut – Antonio Di Sabatino – Digestive and Liver Disease

Animal experiments
Chronic exposure to low concentrations of lead induces metabolic disorder and dysbiosis of the gut microbiota in mice – Jizhou Xia – Science of the Total Environment

Polystyrene microplastics induce gut microbiota dysbiosis and hepatic lipid metabolism disorder in mice – Liang Lu – Science of the Total Environment

Expression of recombinant human lysozyme in bacterial artificial chromosome transgenic mice promotes the growth of Bifidobacterium and inhibits the growth of Salmonella in the intestine – Lu Dan – Journal of Biotechnology

Comparative analysis of gut microbial community in healthy and tibial dyschondroplasia affected chickens by high throughput sequencing – Xiaole Tong – Microbial Pathogenesis

Polysaccharide of Hericium erinaceus Attenuates Colitis in C57BL/6 Mice via Regulation of Oxidative Stress, Inflammation-related Signaling Pathways and Modulating the Composition of the Gut Microbiota – Yilin Ren – The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry

Variations in methane yield and microbial community profiles in the rumen of dairy cows as they pass through stages of first lactation – Tamsin Lyons – Journal of Dairy Science

Animal microbiome
Allelic variation in a single genomic region alters the microbiome of the snail Biomphalaria glabrata – Euan R O Allan – Journal of Heredity

Microbiomes associated with bovine periodontitis and oral health – Ana C. Borsanelli – Veterinary Microbiology

ReviewCurrent perspectives of the chicken gastrointestinal tract and its microbiome – D. Borda-Molina – Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal

Built environment
Review: Bioremediation of a pentacyclic PAH, Dibenz(a,h)Anthracene- A long road to trip with bacteria, fungi, autotrophic eukaryotes and surprises – Vidya Vasudevan – Chemosphere

Food microbiology
Microbial community dynamics of a blue-veined raw milk cheese from the United Kingdom – Dewi Yunita – Journal of Dairy Science

Probiotics / prebiotics / antibiotics
A mathematical model of multiple delayed feedback control system of the gut microbiota—Antibiotics injection controlled by measured metagenomic data – Yueping Dong – Nonlinear Analysis: Real World Applications

Review: Synthetic biology in probiotic lactic acid bacteria: At the frontier of living therapeutics – Zachary JS Mays – Current Opinion in Biotechnology

ReviewThe role of the gut microbiota in the pathology and prevention of liver disease – Alejandra Altamirano-Barrera – The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry

Phages and viruses
Preprint: Avian influenza viruses in wild birds: virus evolution in a multi-host ecosystem – Divya Venkatesh – bioRxiv

New Genomes
Sanguibacter massiliensis sp. nov., Actinomyces minihominissp. nov., Clostridium minihomine sp. nov., Neobittarella massiliensis gen. nov., and Miniphocibacter massiliensis gen. nov., new bacterial species isolated by culturomics from human stool samples. – Melhem Bilen – New Microbes and New Infections

Microbes in the news
Weighty challenge: Untangling obesity’s hidden picture – Jamie Morton – NZ Herald

Microbes on the market
Seres Therapeutics (NASDAQ:MCRB) Upgraded at Zacks Investment Research – Amber Thompson – Register Journal

March 10, 2018

Many interesting perspectives from a recent mSystems issue, along with plenty of plant/soil articles!

Events and jobs
Group Leader R&D | (Microbiology/Biomarkers), 8685 – Stratacuity: Proven Scientific Placement  Company – Boston, Massachusetts

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

Preprint/Review: Host genetics and microbiome associations from the lens of genome wide association studies – Omer Weissbrod – PeerJ

ReviewStudying microbial functionality within the gut ecosystem by systems biology – Bastian Hornung – BMC Genes and Nutrition

PerspectiveMaking Millennial Medicine More Meta – Peter J. Turnbaugh – MSystems

Perspective: Spatial Analyses of Specialized Metabolites: The Key to Studying Function in Hosts – Melissa M. Galey – MSystems

Pregnancy and early life
Development of the Human Mycobiome over the First Month of Life and across Body Sites – Tonya L. Ward – mSystems

The potential of gut microbiota and fecal volatile organic compounds analysis as early diagnostic biomarker for necrotizing enterocolitis and sepsis in preterm infants – Daniel Johannes Cornelis Berkhout – Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Review: Factors Affecting the Immunity to Respiratory Syncytial Virus: From Epigenetics to Microbiome. – Wendy Fonseca – Frontiers In Immunology

Human respiratory microbiome
The Nasal Microbiome in Asthma. – Mina Fazlollahi – The Journal Of Allergy And Clinical Immunology

Human oral microbiome
Review: Metatranscriptome of the Oral Microbiome in Health and Disease. – J Solbiati – Journal Of Dental Research

Human vaginal microbiome
The effect of vaginal microbial communities on colonization by Staphylococcus aureus with the gene for toxic shock syndrome toxin 1 (TSST-1): a case control study – Jacob D Pierson – Pathogens and Disease

Human gut microbiome
Preprint: Gut microbiota density influences host physiology and is shaped by host and microbial factors – Eduardo Contijoch – bioRxiv

ReviewGender Differences in the Gut Microbiome and How These Affect Cardiovascular Diseases – Adriana Cabal – Gender Differences in the Pathogenesis and Management of Heart Disease

Microbial ecology
Perspective: A Microbial Perspective on the Grand Challenges in Comparative Animal Physiology – Kevin D. Kohl – mSystems

Animal experiments
Rapid environmental effects on gut nematode susceptibility in rewilded mice. – Jacqueline M Leung – Plos Biology

Calcineurin B in CD4+ T Cells Prevents Autoimmune Colitis by Negatively Regulating the JAK/STAT Pathway – Andrea Mencarelli – Frontiers In Immunology

Green tea extract and black tea extract differentially influence cecal levels of short-chain fatty acids in rats – Tomonori Unno – Food Science and Nutrition

Animal microbiome
Detailed ecological associations of triatomines revealed by metabarcoding and next-generation sequencing: implications for triatomine behavior and Trypanosoma cruzi transmission cycles. – Eric Dumonteil – Scientific Reports

Comparative Metagenomic Profiling of Viromes Associated with Four Common Mosquito Species in China – Han Xia – Virologica Sinica

Preprint: Two novel strains of Torulaspora delbrueckii isolated from the honey bee microbiome and their use in honey fermentation – Joseph P. Barry – bioRxiv

16S rRNA metagenomic analysis of the symbiotic community structures of bacteria in foregut, midgut, and hindgut of the wood-feeding termite Bulbitermes sp. – Yue Ming Chew – Symbiosis

Plant, root, and soil microbiome
Towards a Natural History of Soil Bacterial Communities – Jennifer B.H. Martiny – Trends in Microbiology

Soil pH mediates the balance between stochastic and deterministic assembly of bacteria. – Binu M Tripathi – The Isme Journal

Composition of bacterial community in enrichment cultures of shale by-products from Irati Formation, Brazil – Kelly Campos Guerra Pinheiro de Goes – Brazilian Journal of Microbiology

Large Blooms of Bacillales (Firmicutes) Underlie the Response to Wetting of Cyanobacterial Biocrusts at Various Stages of Maturity – Ulas Karaoz – mBio

Long-term irrigation affects the dynamics and activity of the wheat rhizosphere microbiome – Dmitri Mavrodi – Frontiers in Plant Science

Specialized core bacteria associate with plants adapted to adverse environment with high calcium contents. – Fei Li – Plos One

Diversity of the Bacterial Microbiome in the Roots of Four Saccharum Species: S. spontaneum, S. robustum, S. barberi, and S. officinarum – Meng Dong – Frontiers In Microbiology

Long-Term Harvest Residue Retention Could Decrease Soil Bacterial Diversities Probably Due to Favouring Oligotrophic Lineages – Yaling Zhang – Microbial Ecology

Trichoderma-Inoculated Miscanthus Straw Can Replace Peat in Strawberry Cultivation, with Beneficial Effects on Disease Control – Jane Debode – Frontiers In Plant Science

Heterologous Expression of Secreted Bacterial BPP and HAP Phytases in Plants Stimulates – Lia R Valeeva – Frontiers In Plant Science

PerspectiveMetabolomics and Agriculture: What Can Be Done? – Rodolpho Martin do Prado – MSystems

PerspectiveComputational Genomics of Specialized Metabolism: from Natural Product Discovery to Microbiome Ecology – Marnix H. Medema – mSystems

Soil Inoculation with Bacillus spp. Modifies Root Endophytic Bacterial Diversity, Evenness, and Community Composition in a Context-Specific Manner – Kiran R. Gadhave – Microbial Ecology

BookAdvances in Soil Microbiology: Recent Trends and Future Prospects – Tapan Kumar Adhya:
Many chapters may be of interest, including:

Water and extremophile microbiome
Persistent nitrogen limitation of stream biofilm communities along climate gradients in the arctic. – Maria Myrstener – Global Change Biology

Biodiversity of biological soil crusts from the Polar Regions revealed by metabarcoding – Rippin Martin – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Archaeal community compositions in tilapia pond systems and their influencing factors – Limin Fan – World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Recovering Genomics Clusters of Secondary Metabolites from Lakes Using Genome-Resolved Metagenomics. – Rafael R C Cuadrat – Frontiers In Microbiology

Abundance and observations of thermophilic microbial and viral communities in submarine and terrestrial hot fluid systems of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands – Kaarle J. Parikka – Polar Biology

An Assessment of Sub-Meter Scale Spatial Variability of Arcellinida (Testate Lobose Amoebae) Assemblages in a Temperate Lake: Implications for Limnological Studies – Riley E. Steele – Microbial Ecology

Built environment
The classroom microbiome and asthma morbidity in children attending three inner-city schools. – Peggy S Lai – The Journal Of Allergy And Clinical Immunology

Decomposition of lignocellulose and readily degradable carbohydrates during sewage sludge biodrying, insights of the potential role of microorganisms from a metagenomic analysis – Lu Cai – Chemosphere

Illumina MiSeq Sequencing reveals microbial community in HA process for dyeing wastewater treatment fed with different co-substrates – Xuehui Xie – Chemosphere

Food microbiology
An Ultrahigh-Performance Liquid Chromatography-Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry Metabolomic Approach to Studying the Impact of Moderate Red-Wine Consumption on Urinary Metabolome – Adelaida Esteban-Fernández – Journal of Proteome Research

Probiotics / prebiotics / antibiotics
Fate of antibiotic and metal resistance genes during two-phase anaerobic digestion of residue sludge revealed by metagenomic approach. – V Richarte – Environmental Science And Pollution Research International

Intra-species Genomic and Physiological Variability Impact Stress Resistance in Strains of Probiotic Potential. – Jason W Arnold – Frontiers In Microbiology

Phages and viruses
Deciphering the Human Virome with Single-Virus Genomics and Metagenomics – Maria José de la Cruz Peña – Viruses

Urinary Virome perturbations in kidney transplantation – Neil Mercer – Frontiers in Microbiology

Preprint: Anti-CRISPR phages cooperate to overcome CRISPR-Cas immunity – Mariann Landsberger – bioRxiv

Preprint: Bacteriophage cooperation suppresses CRISPR-Cas3 and Cas9 immunity – Adair L Borges – bioRxiv

From Whole-Genome Shotgun Sequencing to Viral Community Profiling: The ViromeScan Tool – Simone Rampelli – Viral Metagenomics

Multiplexed chemostat system for quantification of biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in anaerobic digestion. – Diane Plouchart – Plos One

ReviewElectrochemical Probes of Microbial Community Behavior – Hunter J. Sismaet – Annual Review of Analytical Chemistry

Antibiotic-Responsive Bioart: Exploring DIYbio as a Design Studio Practice – Stacey Kuznetsov – ACM

Microbes in the news
Four stories of antibacterial breakthroughs – Natasha Gilbert – Nature

How baby’s first microbes could be crucial to future health – Sarah DeWeerdt – Nature

Hacking a Cow’s Gut Bacteria Could Make More Meat, Less Pollution – Chelsea Gohd – Futurism

High-Fiber Diet Shifts Gut Microbes, Lowering Blood Sugar in Diabetics – Ashley Yeager – The Scientist

February 24, 2018

100+ alerts today with interesting papers across every category. Some highlights include choosing FMT donors, viral insulin-like peptides, and 2 papers on detecting duplicated figures.

General microbiome
Review: The microbiome in precision medicine: the way forward. – Joseph F Petrosino – Genome Medicine

Motivations of participants in the citizen science of microbiomics: data from the British Gut Project. – Lorenzo Del Savio – Genetics In Medicine : Official Journal Of The American College Of Medical Genetics

Pregnancy and early life
The Role of the Genitourinary Microbiome in Pediatric Urology: a Review. – Daniel Gerber – Current Urology Reports

Review: Reproductive outcome of patients undergoing in vitro fertilization treatment and diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis or abnormal vaginal microbiota: a systematic PRISMA review and meta-analysis. – Thor Haahr – Bjog : An International Journal Of Obstetrics And Gynaecology

Multi-site human microbiome
Review: The Vagus Nerve at the Interface of the Microbiota-Gut-Brain Axis. – Bruno Bonaz – Frontiers In Neuroscience

Human vaginal microbiome
Protein Content of Cervicovaginal Fluid Is Altered During Bacterial Vaginosis. – Carolina Sanitá Tafner Ferreira – Journal Of Lower Genital Tract Disease

Human nearly-sterile sites
Microbiome-Host Interactions in Hematopoietic Stem-Cell Transplant Recipients. – Tessa Andermann – Biology Of Blood And Marrow Transplantation : Journal Of The American Society For Blood And Marrow Transplantation

Human gut microbiome
** Competitively Selected Donor Fecal Microbiota Transplantation: Butyrate Concentration and Diversity as Measures of Donor Quality. – Danielle Barnes – Journal Of Pediatric Gastroenterology And Nutrition

Metagenomic Characterization of the Human Intestinal Microbiota in Fecal Samples from STEC-Infected Patients. – Federica Gigliucci – Frontiers In Cellular And Infection Microbiology

ReviewHuman Gut Microbiota and Gastrointestinal Cancer. – Changting Meng – Genomics, Proteomics & Bioinformatics

Review: Impact of the Gut Microbiota on Intestinal Immunity Mediated by Tryptophan Metabolism. – Jing Gao – Frontiers In Cellular And Infection Microbiology

Microbial interactions
Competitive resource allocation to metabolic pathways contributes to overflow metabolisms and emergent properties in cross-feeding microbial consortia. – Ross P Carlson – Biochemical Society Transactions

Worlds Apart – Transcriptome Profiles of Key Oral Microbes in the Periodontal Pocket Compared to Single Laboratory Culture Reflect Synergistic Interactions. – Zhi-Luo Deng – Frontiers In Microbiology

Using niche breadth theory to explain generalization in mutualisms – Rebecca T. Batstone – Ecology

Metabolic division of labor in microbial systems – Ryan Tsoi – PNAS

Expanded diversity of microbial groups that shape the dissimilatory sulfur cycle – Karthik Anantharaman – ISME

Review: Bacterial – Fungal Interactions: ecology, mechanisms and challenges. – A Deveau – Fems Microbiology Reviews

Role of extracellular polymeric substances in polymicrobial biofilm infections of Staphylococcus epidermidis and Candida albicans modelled in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. – Jillian E Holt – Pathogens And Disease (older, from July 2017)

Animal experiments
Acute and repeated exposure to social stress reduces gut microbiota diversity in Syrian hamsters. – Katherine A Partrick – Behavioural Brain Research

1H NMR based identification of intestinally-absorbed metabolites by Ussing chamber analysis of the rat cecum. – Meredith Dinges – Analytical Chemistry

Influence of gemcitabine chemotherapy on the microbiota of pancreatic cancer xenografted mice. – Concetta Panebianco – Cancer Chemotherapy And Pharmacology

Grape seed proanthocyanidins influence gut microbiota and enteroendocrine secretions in female rats. – Àngela Casanova-Martí – Food & Function

Combined Dietary Anthocyanins, Flavonols, and Stilbenoids Alleviate Inflammatory Bowel Disease Symptoms in Mice. – Aurelia Scarano – Frontiers In Nutrition

Ubc9 overexpression and SUMO1 deficiency blunt inflammation after intestinal ischemia/reperfusion. – Jörn Karhausen – Laboratory Investigation; A Journal Of Technical Methods And Pathology

Glucocorticosteroids and ciclosporin do not significantly impact canine cutaneous microbiota. – Giovanni Widmer – Bmc Veterinary Research

The effects of high dose of two manganese supplements (organic and inorganic) on the rumen microbial ecosystem. – Svetlana Kišidayová – Plos One

Hydrogen peroxide production by lactobacilli promotes epithelial restitution during colitis. – Ashish K Singh – Redox Biology

Neuroprotective effects of fecal microbiota transplantation on MPTP-induced Parkinson’s disease mice: gut microbiota, glial reaction and TLR4/TNF-α signaling pathway. – Meng-Fei Sun – Brain, Behavior, And Immunity

Rotenone induces gastrointestinal pathology and microbiota alterations in a rat model of Parkinson’s disease. – Michaela E Johnson – Neurotoxicology

Prenatal Androgen Exposure Causes Hypertension and Gut Microbiota Dysbiosis. – Shermel Sherman – Gut Microbes

Dominance of Endozoicomonas bacteria throughout coral bleaching and mortality suggests structural inflexibility of the Pocillopora verrucosa microbiome – Claudia Pogoreutz – Ecology And Evolution

Gut microbiota modulates adoptive cell therapy via CD8α dendritic cells and IL-12. – Mireia Uribe-Herranz – Jci Insight

Animal microbiome
Spatial Heterogeneity and Co-occurrence of Mucosal and Luminal Microbiome across Swine Intestinal Tract. – Li Zhang – Frontiers In Microbiology

Characterization of gut bacterial flora of Apis mellifera from north-west Pakistan – Syed Ishtiaq Anjum – Saudi Journal Of Biological Sciences

A Member of the Roseobacter Clade, Octadecabacter sp., is the Dominant Symbiont in the Brittle Star Amphipholis squamata. – Kathleen M Morrow – Fems Microbiology Ecology

Alimentary microbes of winter-form Drosophila suzukii. – M T Fountain – Insect Molecular Biology

The development of gut microbiota in ostriches and its association with juvenile growth – Elin Videvall – bioRxiv

Review: Regulation of intestinal health by branched-chain amino acids. – Hua Zhou – Animal Science Journal = Nihon Chikusan Gakkaiho

Book chapter: Termite Gut Microbiome – Navodita Maurice – Sustainability in Plant and Crop Protection

Plant, root, and soil microbiome
Compositional shifts in root-associated bacterial and archaeal microbiota track the plant life cycle in field-grown rice. – Joseph A Edwards – Plos Biology

Quantitative Genetic Analysis of the Maize Leaf Microbiome – Jason G. Wallace – bioRxiv


Variable response of nirK and nirS containing denitrifier communities to long term pH manipulation and cultivation. – Miriam B Herold – Fems Microbiology Letters

Landscape topography structures the soil microbiome in arctic polygonal tundra. – Neslihan Taş – Nature Communications

Effects of soil depth and plant-soil interaction on microbial community in temperate grasslands of northern China. – Xiaodong Yao – The Science Of The Total Environment

Seasonal dynamics in the community structure and trophic structure of testate amoebae inhabiting the Sanjiang peatlands, Northeast China. – Lihong Song – European Journal Of Protistology

Investigation of rhizospheric microbial communities in wheat, barley and two rice varieties at the seedling stage. – Tao Lu – Journal Of Agricultural And Food Chemistry

Increasing N deposition impacts neither diversity nor functions of deadwood-inhabiting fungal communities, but adaptation and functional redundancy warrants ecosystem function. – Witoon Purahong – Environmental Microbiology

Belowground Interactions Impact the Soil Bacterial Community, Soil Fertility, and Crop Yield in Maize/Peanut Intercropping Systems. – Qisong Li – International Journal Of Molecular Sciences

Lost in diversity: the interactions between soil-borne fungi, biodiversity and plant productivity. – Liesje Mommer – The New Phytologist

Isolation and characterization of N2 -fixing bacteria from giant reed and switchgrass for plant growth promotion and nutrient uptake – Jia Xu – Journal of Basic Microbiology

Structural diversity across arbuscular mycorrhizal, ectomycorrhizal, and endophytic plant-fungus networks – Hirokazu Toju – bioRxiv

Water and extremophile microbiome
Seasonal variability in the persistence of dissolved environmental DNA (eDNA) in a marine system: The role of microbial nutrient limitation. – Ian Salter – Plos One

Elevated temperature drives kelp microbiome dysbiosis, while elevated carbon dioxide induces water microbiome disruption. – Jeremiah J Minich – Plos One

Elevated seawater temperature disrupts the microbiome of an ecologically important bioeroding sponge. – Blake D Ramsby – Molecular Ecology

Microbial Diversity and Mineralogical-Mechanical Properties of Calcitic Cave Speleothems – Navdeep K Dhami – Frontiers In Microbiology

Microbial Community Structure and Function Indicate the Severity of Chromium Contamination of the Yellow River. – Yaxin Pei – Frontiers In Microbiology

Assessing the microbial communities inhabiting drinking water networks and nitrifying enrichments with special respect on nitrifying microorganisms. – Zsuzsanna Nagymáté – Acta Microbiologica Et Immunologica Hungarica

Microbial community composition along a 50,000 year lacustrine sediment sequence. – Aurèle Vuillemin – Fems Microbiology Ecology

Diversity of Rare and Abundant Prokaryotic Phylotypes in the Prony Hydrothermal Field and Comparison with Other Serpentinite-Hosted Ecosystems. – Eléonore Frouin – Frontiers In Microbiology

Sediment bacteria in an urban stream: Spatiotemporal patterns in community composition – Alescia A. Roberto – Water Research

Built environment
Dog introduction alters the home dust microbiota. – Alexandra Sitarik – Indoor Air

Urbanization Reduces Transfer of Diverse Environmental Microbiota Indoors. – Anirudra Parajuli – Frontiers In Microbiology

Removal of artificial sweeteners and their effects on microbial communities in sequencing batch reactors. – Shaoli Li – Scientific Reports

Microbes in space
Soil microbial habitats in an extreme desert Mars-analogue environment – Kimberley Warren-Rhodes – bioRxiv

Food microbiology
** Editorial: Microbiome Yarns: human milk oligosaccharides, Bifidobacterium and immunopowergames. – Kenneth Timmis – Microbial Biotechnology

Detection of Bacterial DNA During the Process of Sake Production Using Sokujo-Moto. – Momoka Terasaki – Current Microbiology

A Walnut-Enriched Diet Affects Gut Microbiome in Healthy Caucasian Subjects: A Randomized, Controlled Trial. – Charlotte Bamberger – Nutrients

Impact of Chemical and Biological Fungicides Applied to Grapevine on Grape Biofilm, Must, and Wine Microbial Diversity. – Rocío Escribano-Viana – Frontiers In Microbiology

Review: The Promising Pharmacological Effects and Therapeutic/Medicinal applications of Punica Granatum L. (Pomegranate) as a Functional Food in Humans and Animals. – Kuldeep Dhama – Recent Patents On Inflammation & Allergy Drug Discovery

Probiotics / prebiotics / antibiotics
Bile-Salt-Hydrolases from the Probiotic Strain – Thibault Allain – Frontiers In Microbiology

** A reservoir of ‘historical’ antibiotic resistance genes in remote pristine Antarctic soils. – Marc W Van Goethem – Microbiome

PAHs accelerate the propagation of antibiotic resistance genes in coastal water microbial community. – Jing Wang – Environmental Pollution (Barking, Essex : 1987)

Short-term Oral Antibiotics Treatment Promotes Inflammatory Activation of Colonic Invariant Natural Killer T and Conventional CD4 – Claudia Burrello – Frontiers In Medicine

Comparative genomic analysis of the multispecies probiotic-marketed product VSL#3 – François P. Douillard – Plos One

A probiotic complex, rosavin, zinc, and prebiotics ameliorate intestinal inflammation in an acute colitis mouse model. – Jin-Sil Park – Journal Of Translational Medicine

Phages and viruses
** Viral insulin-like peptides activate human insulin and IGF-1 receptor signaling: A paradigm shift for host-microbe interactions. – Emrah Altindis – Proceedings Of The National Academy Of Sciences Of The United States Of America

Quantitative Viral Community DNA Analysis Reveals the Dominance of Single-Stranded DNA Viruses in Offshore Upper Bathyal Sediment from Tohoku, Japan. – Mitsuhiro Yoshida – Frontiers In Microbiology

A virus or more in (nearly) every cell: ubiquitous networks of virus-host interactions in extreme environments. – Jacob H Munson-McGee – The Isme Journal

MUGAN: Multi-GPU accelerated AmpliconNoise server for rapid microbial diversity assessment. – Byunghan Lee – Bioinformatics (Oxford, England)

Time Radically Alters Ex Situ Evidentiary Soil 16S Bacterial Profiles Produced Via Next-Generation Sequencing – Alyssa J. Badgley – Forensic Sciences

Non-biological synthetic spike-in controls and the AMPtk software pipeline improve mycobiome data – Jonathan M Palmer – bioRxiv

Complete Genome Sequence and Genomic Characterization of – Won-Hyong Chung – Frontiers In Pharmacology

Luteimonas rhizosphaerae sp. nov., isolated from the rhizosphere of Triticum aestivum L. –  Guo-Yan Zhao – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Science, publishing, and career
Testing Hypotheses on Risk Factors for Scientific Misconduct via Matched-Control Analysis of Papers Containing Problematic Image Duplications – Daniele Fanelli – Scientific and Engineering Ethics

Bioscience-scale automated detection of figure element reuse – Daniel E Acuna – bioRxiv

February 18, 2018

Quite a few articles with alerts from today and the day before. Many interesting articles on microbe/microbe and microbe-host interactions, enjoy!

Events and jobs
Senior Bioinformatician – Host Microbiota Interactions – Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Postdoctoral Fellow – ‘Microbiome of intestinal tract cancers’ – Centre for Molecular and Biomolecular Informatics (CMBI)

Department Chair – Department of Microbiology and Immunology – College of Veterinary Medicine Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

Associate Scientist- Microbiology – Aerotek, Los Angeles, CA

Multi-site human microbiome
Differential contributions of specimen types, culturing, and 16S – Lone Heimann Larsen – Journal Of Clinical Microbiology

Analysis of microbial sequences in plasma cell-free DNA for early-onset breast cancer patients and healthy females – Yu-Feng Huang – BMC Medical Genomics

Human oral microbiome
Bacterial microleakage at the abutment-implant interface, in vitro study. – Carlos Larrucea – Clinical Implant Dentistry And Related Research

Comparison of Oropharyngeal Microbiota from Children with Asthma and Cystic Fibrosis. – Sébastien Boutin – Mediators Of Inflammation

Human vaginal microbiome
Review: Cervicovaginal Microbiota and Reproductive Health: The Virtue of Simplicity. – Melis N Anahtar – Cell Host & Microbe

Human gut microbiome
The effect of Clostridium butyricum on symptoms and fecal microbiota in diarrhea-dominant irritable bowel syndrome: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. – Yi-Yuan Sun – Scientific Reports

Association of gut microbial communities with plasma lipopolysaccharide-binding protein (LBP) in premenopausal women – Jessica S Citronberg – ISME

Microbiota Accessible Carbohydrates Suppress Clostridium difficile in a Murine Model – Andrew J Hryckowian – bioRxiv

Review: Gut Microbiota-Based Therapies for Irritable Bowel Syndrome. – Emily K Stern – Clinical And Translational Gastroenterology

Review: A neuroscience perspective of the gut theory of Parkinson’s disease. – Lisa M Smith – The European Journal Of Neuroscience

Microbial-microbial/host interactions
Interactions between predation and disturbances shape prey communities. – Canan Karakoç – Scientific Reports

Elevated success of multispecies bacterial invasions impacts community composition during ecological succession. – Damian W Rivett – Ecology Letters

Competition in biofilms between cystic fibrosis isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa is driven by R-pyocins – Olubukola Oluyombo – bioRxiv

Linking associations of rare low-abundance species to their environments by association networks – Tatiana V. Karpinets – Frontiers in Microbiology

Genetic Ablation of Butyrate Utilization Attenuates Gastrointestinal Salmonella Disease. – Denise N Bronner – Cell Host & Microbe

Goblet cell associated antigen passages are inhibited during Salmonella typhimur/cium infection to prevent pathogen dissemination and limit responses to dietary antigens. – Devesha H Kulkarni – Mucosal Immunology

Animal experiments
Cytosolic and secreted peptidoglycan-degrading enzymes in Drosophila respectively control local and systemic immune responses to microbiota – Bernard Charroux – Cell Host & Microbe

Differences in the intestinal microbiota between uninfected piglets and piglets infected with porcine epidemic diarrhea virus. – Mei-Zhou Huang – Plos One

Rumen-protected methionine during the peripartal period in dairy cows and its effects on abundance of major species of ruminal bacteria. – Mohamed K Abdelmegeid – Journal Of Animal Science And Biotechnology

Impact of Chestnut and Quebracho Tannins on Rumen Microbiota of Bovines. – Juan María Díaz Carrasco – Biomed Research International

Starvation influences the microbiota assembly and expression of immunity-related genes in the intestine of grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idellus) – Ngoc Tuan Tran – Aquaculture

Animal microbiome
The Dynamic Distribution of Small-Tail Han Sheep Microbiota across Different Intestinal Segments. – Hao Zhang – Frontiers In Microbiology

Microbiome assembly of avian eggshells and their potential as transgenerational carriers of maternal microbiota. – H Pieter J van Veelen – The Isme Journal

Plant, root, and soil microbiome
Photoautotrophic organisms control microbial abundance, diversity, and physiology in different types of biological soil crusts. – Stefanie Maier – The Isme Journal

Long-term use of cover crops and no-till shift soil microbial community life strategies in agricultural soil. – Radomir Schmidt – Plos One

Genome mining of Streptomyces scabrisporus NF3 reveals symbiotic features including genes related to plant interactions. – Corina Diana Ceapă – Plos One

Select and resequence reveals relative fitness of bacteria in symbiotic and free-living environments – Liana T. Burghardt – PNAS

Microbial Flora Associated with the Halophyte- – Fehmida Bibi – Frontiers In Microbiology

Root growth improvement of mesquite seedlings and bacterial rhizosphere and soil community changes are induced by inoculation with plant growth-promoting bacteria and promote restoration of eroded desert soil – Cristina Galaviz – Land Degradation and Development

Diversity of root-associated microbial populations of Tamarix parviflora cultivated under various conditions – Marketa Polivkova – Applied Soil Ecology

Succession of the functional microbial communities and the metabolic functions in maize straw composting process – Huawei Wei – Bioresource Technology

Rhizospheric microbial communities are driven by Panax ginseng at different growth stages and biocontrol bacteria alleviates replanting mortality – Linlin Dong – Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica B

Review: Soil protists: a fertile frontier in soil biology research. – Stefan Geisen – Fems Microbiology Reviews

Water and extremophile microbiome
Composition and Activity of Microbial Communities along the Redox Gradient of an Alkaline, Hypersaline, Lake. – Christian F Edwardson – Frontiers In Microbiology

Phosphorus Solubilizing and Releasing Bacteria Screening from the Rhizosphere in a Natural Wetland – Ying Cao – Water

Effects of water flow on submerged macrophyte-biofilm systems in constructed wetlands – Bing Han – Scientific Reports

Dispersal limitation and thermodynamic constraints govern spatial structure of permafrost microbial communities – Eric M Bottos – bioRxiv

Metagenomic exploration of soils microbial communities associated to Antarctic vascular plants – Marco A. Molina-Montenegro – PeerJ Preprints

Built environment
Liquid co-substrates repower sewage microbiomes – Justus Hardegen – bioRxiv

Investigating antibiotics, antibiotic resistance genes, and microbial contaminants in groundwater in relation to the proximity of urban areas – Edina Szekeres – Environmental Pollution

Influence of secondary water supply systems on microbial community structure and opportunistic pathogen gene markers – Huan Li – Water Research

Review: A review on the applications of microbial electrolysis cells in anaerobic digestion. – Zhengsheng Yu – Bioresource Technology

Probiotics / prebiotics / antibiotics
Tacrolimus concentration to dose ratio in solid organ transplant patients treated with fecal microbiota transplantation for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection. – Michael H Woodworth – Transplant Infectious Disease : An Official Journal Of The Transplantation Society

Functional imaging of the interaction between gut microbiota and the human host: A proof-of-concept clinical study evaluating novel use for 18F-FDG PET-CT. – Ben Boursi – Plos One

A 3D intestinal tissue model supports Clostridioides difficile germination, colonization, toxin production and epithelial damage – Lamyaa Shaban – Anaerobe

How to isolate, identify and determine antimicrobial susceptibility of anaerobic bacteria in routine laboratories? – Elisabeth Nagy – Clinical Microbiology and Infection

Microbes in the news
A trip to ‘the poopy lab’ in the interest of drug development – Eric Boodman – STAT News

Probe provides rapid lung investigation – Pallab Ghosh – BBC News

February 10, 2018

Check out the Environmental Microbiology * The New Microscopy themed issue from
Events and jobs from Current Opinion in Microbiology! Other highlights include bioinformatic and wet lab techniques, including fecal water preparation for metabolomics and SMRT, as well as a new version of Kraken with k-mer coverage (KrakenHLL)!

Jobs and events
PhD scholarships in Microbiome Synthetic Biology – Danmarks Tekniske Universitet

Human respiratory microbiome
Dysbiosis of inferior turbinate microbiota is associated with high total IgE levels in allergic rhinitis patients – Dong-Wook Hyun – Infection and Immunity

Human skin microbiome
Epidermal lipid composition, barrier integrity and eczematous inflammation are associated with skin microbiome configuration  – Hansjörg Baurecht – Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Human oral microbiome
Presence of archaea and selected bacteria in infected root canal system – Ewa Brzezińska-Błaszczyk – Canadian Journal of Microbiology

Human gut microbiome
ReviewUnderstanding the Microbiome: Emerging Biomarkers for Exploiting the Microbiota for Personalized Medicine against Cancer – Meenakshi Rajpoot – Seminars in Cancer Biology

Animal microbiome
Exploring virulence of new and less studied species of Metarhizium spp. from Brazil for two-spotted spider mite control – Thiago Castro – Experimental and Applied Acarology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome
Soil metagenome-derived 3-hydroxypalmitic acid methyl ester hydrolases suppress extracellular polysaccharide production in Ralstonia solanacearum – Myung Hwan Lee – Journal of Biotechnology

Effects of rhizosphere interactions of grass interspecies on the soil microbial properties during the natural succession in the Loess Plateau – Chao Zhang – European Journal of Soil Biology

Degradation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in soil mesocosms by microbial/plant bioaugmentation: Performance and mechanism – Fan-xin Kong – Chemosphere

The influence of tree species on soil properties and microbial communities following afforestation of abandoned land in northeast China – Na Yang – European Journal of Soil Biology

Diversity of the bacterial microbiome in the roots of four Saccharum species: S. spontaneum, S. robustum, S. barberi, and S. officinarum – Meng Dong – Frontiers in Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome
Current Opinion in Microbiology has a themed issue called Environmental Microbiology * The New Microscopy with many articles of interest, some including:

First Investigation of Microbial Community Composition in the Bridge (Gadeok Channel) between the Jinhae-Masan Bay and the South Sea of Korea – Jiyoung Lee – Ocean Science Journal

The effect of temperature on the microbial communities of peak biogas production in batch biogas reactors – Guangliang Tian – Renewable Energy

The Effects of Antibiotics on Microbial Community Composition in an Estuary Reservoir during Spring and Summer Seasons – Zheng Xu – Water

Built environment
Review: Advances in concrete materials for sewer systems affected by microbial induced concrete corrosion: A review – Cyrill Grengg – Water Research

Microbial interactions
Comparative study on nutrient depletion-induced lipidome adaptations in Staphylococcus haemolyticus and Staphylococcus epidermidis – Yu Luo – Scientific Reports

The integrated analysis of transcriptome and proteome for exploring the biodegradation mechanism of 2, 4, 6-trinitrotoluene by Citrobacter sp – Hung-Yu Liao – Journal of Hazardous Materials

Probiotics / prebiotics / antibiotics
Evolutionary trajectories to amoxicillin-clavulanic acid resistance in Escherichia coli are affected by growth media – Alasdair TM Hubbard – biorXiv

ComPAS: Community Preserving Sampling for Streaming Graphs – Sandipan Sikdar – arXiv

KrakenHLL: Confident and fast metagenomics classification using unique k-mer counts – Florian P Breitwieser – bioRxiv

Efficient non-cytotoxic fluorescent staining of halophiles – Ivan Maslov – Scientific Reports

Metabonomic Evaluation of Fecal Water Preparation Methods: The Effects of Ultracentrifugation – Sandi Yen – Current Metabolomics

SMRT-Cappable-seq reveals complex operon variants in bacteria – Bo Yan – bioRxiv

Microbes in the news
Are Hand Dryers Actually Full of Bacteria? A Viral Photo Doesn’t Tell the Whole Story – Maggie Astor – New York Times

Bacteria-infected mosquitoes might be good thing for Miami – Jennifer Kay – ABC News
Miami releases bacteria-infected mosquitoes to help fight Zika virus – KGUN9

UV Light That Is Safe for Humans but Bad for Bacteria and Viruses – GEN News

Stanford Global Health awards seed funding to nine projects – Stanford Medicine News Center

Microbes on the market
Seres Therapeutics Inc. (MCRB) Settles Into New 52-Week Low on February 08 Session –

Tiffany’s other picks
Zika Virus Alters DNA Methylation of Neural Genes in an Organoid Model of the Developing Human Brain – Sylvie Janssens – mSystems


January 29, 2018

An exciting fellowship in Ireland, along with some interesting techniques in today’s digest!

Events and jobs
APEX (APC Postdoctoral EXcellence) Fellowship – Ireland
Fellowships will be offered in the four thematic APC research areas of ‘Microbes to Molecules’, ‘Diet and Microbes at the Extremes of Life’, ‘Brain-Gut-Microbiota Axis’ and ‘Host-Microbe Dialogue’. Adhering to the MSCA principle of ‘individual-driven mobility’.

Multi-site human microbiome
Review: Rethinking Antimicrobial Prophylaxis in the Transplant Patient in the World of Emerging Resistant Organisms-Where Are We Today? – Lucy E Horton – Current Hematologic Malignancy Reports

Human gut microbiome
Metabolic mechanisms of interaction within a defined gut microbiota – Gregory Leonard Medlock – bioRxiv

Gastric bacterial flora in patients harbouring Helicobacter pylori with or without chronic dyspepsia: analysis with matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectroscopy – Verima Pereira – Bmc Gastroenterology

Review: Molecular Paths linking Metabolic Diseases, Gut Microbiota Dysbiosis and Enterobacteria Infections – M Serino – Journal of Molecular Biology
(DOI not availabe yet, linked to PubMed)

Animal microbiome
Metagenomic investigation of vestimentiferan tubeworm endosymbionts from Mid-Cayman Rise reveals new insights into metabolism and diversity – Julie Reveillaud – Microbiome

Microbiome structure influences infection by the parasite Crithidia bombi in bumble bees – Blair K Mockler – Applied And Environmental Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome
The impact of failure: unsuccessful bacterial invasions steer the soil microbial community away from the invader’s niche – C A Mallon – The Isme Journal

Methanogens are major contributors to nitrogen fixation in soils of the Florida Everglades – Hee-Sung Bae – Applied And Environmental Microbiology

Apple endophytic microbiota of different rootstock/scion combinations suggests a genotype-specific influence – Jia Liu – Microbiome

Water and extremophile microbiome
Bioavailability of mineral-bound iron to a snow algae-bacteria co-culture and implications for albedo-altering snow algae blooms – Z R Harrold – Applied And Environmental Microbiology

Built environment
Structure, variation, and assembly of the deterioration-associated microbiome of stone monuments – Qiang Li – Applied And Environmental Microbiology

Targeting Bacteria and Methanogens to Understand the Role of Residual Slurry as an Inoculant in Stored Liquid Dairy Manure – Jemaneh Habtewold – Applied And Environmental Microbiology

Novel method reveals a narrow phylogenetic distribution of bacterial dispersers in environmental communities exposed to low hydration conditions. – U S Krüger – Applied And Environmental Microbiology

Combining 16S rRNA gene variable regions enables high-resolution microbial community profiling. – Garold Fuks – Microbiome

Microbes in the news
What To Do If You Are Worried About Flesh Eating Bacteria – Bruce Y. Lee – Forbes

Be aware: Certain bacteria may increase HIV risk for women – Hindustan Times (see yesterday’s post for the paper in from Lancet Infectious Diseases)

New Astronaut Food Recipe Combines Human Waste and Bacteria – Jonathan Kesh – Outer Places

‘Bug memories’ could help fight looming crisis – Jamie Morton – New Zealand Herald