March 22, 2018

Of special note today: A randomized double blind controlled clinical trial on the impacts of probiotics on Alzheimer’s demonstrated an improvement in cognitive function, triglycerides, insulin sensitivity and C reactive protein; and a meta-analysis of the lung microbiome in tuberculosis identified specific species that are characteristic of the disease.

Events and jobs

Research Associate – Kintai Therapeutics – Cambridge, MA

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Human respiratory microbiome

*Meta-analysis of the lung microbiota in pulmonary tuberculosis – Bo-young Hong – Tuberculosis

Human skin microbiome

Longitudinal study of the psoriasis-associated skin microbiome during therapy with ustekinumab in a randomized Phase 3b clinical trial – Michael Loesche – Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Human oral microbiome

The subgingival microbiome in patients with established rheumatoid arthritis – Ted R Mikuls – Rheumatology

Self-reported bovine milk intake is associated with oral microbiota composition – Ingegerd Johansson – PLOSone

Human uro-genital microbiome

A Distinctive Urinary Metabolomic Fingerprint Is Linked With Endoscopic Postoperative Disease Recurrence in Crohn’s Disease Patients – Ammar Hassanzadeh Keshteli – Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Human gut microbiome

Review: Interrelation of Diet, Gut Microbiome, and Autoantibody Production – Ioanna Petta – Frontiers in Immunology

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Animal experiments

Microbiome-metabolome signatures in mice genetically prone to develop dementia, fed a normal or fatty diet – Elena Sanguinetti – Scientific Reports

Influence of dietary protein and fructooligosaccharides on fecal fermentative end-products, fecal bacterial populations and apparent total tract digestibility in dogs – Carlo Pinna – BMC Veterinary Research

Animal microbiome

Review: The tripartite interactions between the mosquito, its microbiota and Plasmodium – Ottavia Romoli – BMC Parasites & Vectors

Nutrient-Dependent Impact of Microbes on Drosophila suzukii Development – XiaoLi Bing – mBio

Lower dietary concentrate level increases bacterial diversity in the rumen of Cervus elaphus yarkandensis – Wenxi Qian- Canadian Journal of Microbiology

Evaluation of milk sample fractions for characterization of milk microbiota from healthy and clinical mastitis cows – Svetlana Ferreira Lima – PLOSone

Characterization of shifts of koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) intestinal microbial communities associated with antibiotic treatment – Katherine E. Dahlhausen – PeerJ

Effects of high ambient temperature on the community structure and composition of ileal microbiome of broilers – X J Wang – Poultry Science

Oscillating bacterial expression states generate herd immunity to viral infection – Christopher J. R. Turkington – bioRxiv

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

High-Throughput Sequencing Analysis of the Actinobacterial Spatial Diversity in Moonmilk Deposits – Marta Maciejewska – Antibiotics

Dynamic root exudate chemistry and microbial substrate preferences drive patterns in rhizosphere microbial community assembly – Kateryna Zhalnina – Nature Microbiology

Microbiome engineering to improve biocontrol and plant growth-promoting mechanisms – Ma del Carmen Orozco-Mosqueda – Microbiological Research

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

Microbial cycling of isoprene, the most abundantly produced biological volatile organic compound on Earth – Terry J. McGenity – The ISME Journal

Depth matters: effects of precipitation regime on soil microbial activity upon rewetting of a plant-soil system – Ilonka C. Engelhardt – The ISME Journal

Water and extremophile microbiome

Use of in-field bioreactors demonstrate groundwater filtration influences planktonic bacterial community assembly, but not biofilm composition – Geoff A. Christensen – PLOSone

Coordinated gene expression between Trichodesmium and its microbiome over day–night cycles in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre – Kyle R Frischkorn – The ISME Journal

Microbial parasites make cyanobacteria blooms less of a trophic dead end than commonly assumed – Matilda Haraldsson – The ISME Journal

Air Microbiome

Deposition rates of viruses and bacteria above the atmospheric boundary layer
– Isabel Reche – The ISME Journal

Microbial Ecology

Review: Understanding Microbiome Stability in a Changing World – Ashley Shade – mSystems

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Probiotics / prebiotics

*Effect of Probiotic Supplementation on Cognitive Function and Metabolic Status in Alzheimer’s Disease: A Randomized, Double-Blind and Controlled Trial – Elmira Akbari – Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience

Bioinformatics

GraftM: a tool for scalable, phylogenetically informed classification of genes within metagenomes – Joel A Boyd – Nucleic Acids Research

VITCOMIC2: visualization tool for the phylogenetic composition of microbial communities based on 16S rRNA gene amplicons and metagenomic shotgun sequencing – Hiroshi Mori – BMC Systems Biology

Machine learning for tackling microbiota data and infection complications in immunocompromised patients with cancer – J. Luis Espinoza – Journal of Internal Medicine

A highly adaptive microbiome-based association test for survival traits – Hyunwook Koh – BMC Genomics

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Microbes in the news

Making intricate images with bacterial communities – Psy.Org

Many Non-Antibiotic Drugs Affect Gut Bacteria. A new study finds that more than 200 human-targeted, non-antibiotic drugs inhibit the growth of bacterial species that make up part of the human microbiome – Catherine Offord

‘New life form’ answers question about evolution of cells – Science Daily

Bacteria and Art

This watercolour painting was created by artistic bacteria – Sarah Roberts had a germ of an idea: let bacteria take creative control – Anna Marks – Wired

Crocheted and Embroidered Bacteria Grow in Elin Thomas’s Fiber Art Petri Dishes – Laura Staugaitis – Colossal

 

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March 1, 2018

Quite a few articles on viruses today: The identification of human-like hormones in viral genomes that can bind to human and murine receptors; identification of multiple Antarctic sea-ice bacteriophages that are only active in the cold; bacterial immunity loss explains bacteria/phage co-existence; and the plans for a global virome project.

Pregnancy and early life

The microbiome and metabolome of pre-term infant stool is personalized, and not driven by health outcomes including necrotizing enterocolitis and late-onset sepsis -Stephen Wandro – bioRxiv

Review: Relationships Between Perinatal Interventions, Maternal-Infant Microbiomes, and Neonatal Outcomes – Gregory Valentine – Clinics in Perinatology

Human respiratory microbiome

Review: The Respiratory Microbiome in COPD – Orla O’Carroll – COPD – An Update in Pathogenesis and Clinical Management

Human vaginal microbiome

Bacterial identification of the vaginal microbiota in Ecuadorian pregnant teenagers: an exploratory analysis – Ana María Salinas – PeerJ

Human gut microbiome

Dissertation: Multi-Omic Analysis of Complex Microbial Communities in Gastrointestinal Lavage Fluid and their Association with Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma – Brittany Ferguson-Williams – University of South Alabama

Gut microbiota diversity according to dietary habits and geographical provenance – Bruno Senghor – Human Microbiome Journal

Intestinal microbiota, metabolome and gender dimorphism in autism spectrum disorders – Rafail I.Kushak – Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Review: A gut feeling: Microbiome-brain-immune interactions modulate social and affective behaviors – Kristyn E.Sylvia – Hormones and Behavior

Gorillibacterium timonense sp. nov. and Vitreoscilla massiliensis sp. nov., two new bacterial species isolated from stool specimens of obese Amazonian patients – Sokhna Ndongo – New Microbes and New Infections

«Collinsella provencensis» sp. nov., «Parabacteroides bouchesdurhonensis» sp. nov., and «Sutterella seckii» sp. nov., three new bacterial species identified from human gut microbiota – Niokhor Dione – New Microbes and New Infections

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Animal experiments

Gastrointestinal colonisation and systemic spread of Candida albicans in mice treated with antibiotics and prednisolone – Michiyo Kobayashi-Sakamoto – Microbial Pathogenesis

Effects of non-purified and semi-purified commercial diets on behaviors, plasma corticosterone levels, and cecum microbiome in C57BL/6J mice – Atsushi Toyoda – Neuroscience Letters

Brain-derived neurotrophic factor preserves intestinal mucosal barrier function and alters gut microbiota in mice – Chen Li – The Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences

Immunization with intestinal microbiota-derived Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli reduces bacteria-specific recolonization of the intestinal tract – Julio Adrián Garfias-López – Immunology Letters

Commensal Microbes Induce Serum IgA Responses that Protect against Polymicrobial Sepsis – Joel R.Wilmore – Cell Host & Microbe

Animal microbiome

Effects of glyphosate herbicide on the gastrointestinal microflora of Hawaiian green turtles (Chelonia mydas) Linnaeus – Ronald P.Kittle – Marine Pollution Bulletin

Identification of Uncultured Bacterial Species from Firmicutes, Bacteroidetes and CANDIDATUS Saccharibacteria as Candidate Cellulose Utilizers from the Rumen of Beef Cows – Lee James Opdahl – Microorganisms

Microbial community dynamics during rearing of black soldier fly larvae (Hermetia illucens) and its impact on exploitation potential – Jeroen De Smet – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Urea nitrogen induces changes in rumen microbial and host metabolic profiles in dairy cows – D.Jin – Livestock Science

Air Microbiome

Aeolian dispersal of bacteria in southwest Greenland: their sources, abundance, diversity and physiological states – Tina Šantl-Temkiv – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Shrub encroachment is associated with changes in soil bacterial community composition in a temperate grassland ecosystem – Xingjia Xiang – Plant and Soil

Effects of thinning intensity on understory vegetation and soil microbial communities of a mature Chinese pine plantation in the Loess Plateau – Peng Dang – Science of The Total Environment

Characterization of halotolerant, pigmented, plant growth promoting bacteria of groundnut rhizosphere and its in-vitro evaluation of plant-microbe protocooperation to withstand salinity and metal stress – Avishek Banik – Science of The Total Environment

Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal and soil microbial communities in African Dark Earths – Tessa Camenzind – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Effects of thinning intensity on understory vegetation and soil microbial communities of a mature Chinese pine plantation in the Loess Plateau – Peng Dang – Science of The Total Environment

Plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria inoculation and nitrogen fertilization increase maize (Zea mays L.) grain yield and modified rhizosphere microbial communities – Luciana P. Di Salvo – Applied Soil Ecology

Review: Understanding the impact of soil sodicity on mycorrhizal symbiosis: Some facts and gaps identified from cotton systems – Samieh Eskandari – Applied Soil Ecology

Morphological, biochemical and molecular characterization of culturable epilithic and endolithic bacteria from rocks of Ayubia (Murree), lower Himalaya, Pakistan – I. Khan –
Applied Ecology and Environmental Research

Impact of sugarcane bagasse-derived biochar on heavy metal availability and microbial activity: A field study – Chengrong Nie – Chemosphere

Water and extremophile microbiome

Unexpected fungal communities in the Rehai thermal springs of Tengchong influenced by abiotic factors – Kai-Hui Liu – Extremophiles

Marine microbes in 4D — using time series observation to assess the dynamics of the ocean microbiome and its links to ocean health – Pier Luigi Buttigieg – Current Opinion in Microbiology

The future of genomics in polar and alpine cyanobacteria – Nathan A M Chrismas – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Unexpected fungal communities in the Rehai thermal springs of Tengchong influenced by abiotic factors – Kai-Hui Liu – Extremophiles

Actinobacterial community structure in the Polar Frontal waters of the Southern Ocean of the Antarctica using Geographic Information System (GIS): A novel approach to study Ocean Microbiome – P. Sivasankar – Data in Brief

Review: Actinobacterial community structure in the Polar Frontal waters of the Southern Ocean of the Antarctica using Geographic Information System (GIS): A novel approach to study Ocean Microbiome – P. Sivasankar – Data in Brief

Microbial Ecology

Symbiosis in the microbial world: from ecology to genome evolution – Jean-Baptiste Raina – Biology Open

Dissertation: Understanding Microbial Community Dynamics in High-Solids Lignocellulolytic Systems Using Bioinformatics Tools – Joshua Thomas Claypool – University of California, Davis

Review: Uncultivated microbes—in need of their own nomenclature? – Aharon Oren – The ISME Journal

Resistome

Diverse and abundant antibiotic resistance genes from mariculture sites of China’s coastline – Quanxin Gao – Science of The Total Environment

Evaluation of resistance gene transfer from heat-treated Escherichia coli – Laëtitia Le Devendec – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Phages and viruses

*The Global Virome Project – Dennis Carroll – Science

*Viral insulin-like peptides activate human insulin and IGF-1 receptor signaling: A paradigm shift for host–microbe interactions – Emrah Altindis – PNAS

*The first known virus isolates from Antarctic sea ice have complex infection patterns – Anne-Mari Luhtanen – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

*Immune loss as a driver of coexistence during host-phage coevolution
Jake L Weissman – The ISME Journal

PuLSE: Quality control and quantification of peptide sequences explored by phage display libraries – Steven Shave – PLOSone

Metabolomics

A quantitative metabolomics study of bacterial metabolites in different domains – Fanyi Zhong – Analytica Chimica Acta

Waste and Pollution

Ferric sulfate and proline enhance heavy-metal tolerance of halophilic/ halotolerant soil microorganisms and their bioremediation potential for spilled-oil under multiple stresses – Dina M. Al-Mailem – Frontiers in Microbiology

The divergence between fungal and bacterial communities in seasonal and spatial variations of wastewater treatment plants – Ziyan Wei – Science of The Total Environment

Techniques

Genome-scale metabolic models as platforms for identification of novel genes as antimicrobial drug targets – Bashir Sajo Mienda – Future Medicine

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Microbes in the news

Microbiota-gut-brain axis is at epicenter of new approach to mental health – Mary Ann Leibert – EurekAlert

Dietary Advice Based on the Bacteria in Your Gut – Charles Wallace – The Wall Street Journal

The silent microbiome crisis – Tobias Rees – The Washington Post

C-sections and gut bacteria increase risk of childhood obesity – Medical Press

Researchers film bacteria using melee combat to steal antibiotic resistance genes – Phys.org

February 7, 2018

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

Jobs

Microbiology Technician -R&D, Lille, France

Consultant Medical Microbiologist, Birmingham, UK

Events

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

12th Vaccine Congress, Budapest, Hungary

General microbiome

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

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

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

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

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

Pregnancy and early life

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

Human respiratory microbiome

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

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

Oral microbiome

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

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

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

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

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

Human skin microbiome

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

Human vaginal microbiome

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

Human gut microbiome

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Animal experiments 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Animal microbiome 

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

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

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

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

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

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

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

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

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

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

Water and extremophile microbiome 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trophic-functional patterns of biofilm-dwelling ciliates at different water depths in coastal waters of the Yellow Sea, northern China – Mamun Abdullah Al – European Journal of Protistology

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

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

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

Built environment 

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

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

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

Food microbiology

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Phages and viruses

The Human Virome – Selene Zárate – Archives of Medical Research

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

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

Bioinformatics

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

Microbes in the news

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

Medicines from engineered bacteria offer promise — and pitfalls

Microbes on the market 

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

January 15, 2018

Today’s digest is full of great papers, including new methods of detection and quantificaion of HGT in anoxic conditions, and a brilliant paper on root-rhizosphere interactome.

General Microbiome

Impact of the start-up process on the microbial communities in biocathodes for electrosynthesis. Mateos, R. Bioelectrochemistry.

Gut Microbiome

Dietary Factors Modulate Colonic Tumorigenesis Through the Interaction of Gut Microbiota and Host Chloride Channels. Zhang Y. Molecular Nutrition Food Research

Metagenomic and metabolomic analyses unveil dysbiosis of gut microbiota in chronic heart failure patients. Cui, X. Scientific Reports

Nasal Microbiome

An insight into intestinal mucosal microbiota disruption after stroke.Stanley,D. Scientific Reports

Influence of pig farming on the human’s nasal microbiota: The key role of the airborne microbial communities. Kraemer, JG. Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Fecal Microbiome

Letters to Editor: Sucrase-isomaltase 15Phe IBS risk variant in relation to dietary carbohydrates and faecal microbiota composition. Thingholm L. Gut

Plant, Soil, and Water Microbiome

Soil contamination alters the willow root and rhizosphere metatranscriptome and the root-rhizosphere interactome. Yergeau, E. The ISME Journal

Indoor Microbiome

Microbiomes in Dishwashers: Analysis of the microbial diversity and putative opportunistic pathogens in dishwasher biofilm communities.Raghupathi, PK. Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Resitome

Characteristics of ARG-carrying plasmidome in the cultivable microbial community from wastewater treatment system under high oxytetracycline concentration. Shi, Y. Applied Microbioloby and Biotechnology

Animan Experiments and Microbiome

Characterizing the bacterial microbiota in different gastrointestinal tract segments of the Bactrian camel. He, J. Scientific Reports

Effect of atorvastatin on the gut microbiota of high fat diet-induced hypercholesterolemic rats. Khan, TJ. Scientific Reports

Protocol/Techniques

Fluorescence recovery allows the implementation of a fluorescence reporter gene platform applicable for the detection and quantification of horizontal gene transfer in anoxic environments. Pinilla, R. Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Microbiome Jobs

Part-Time Microbiology Laboratory Technician

-Inside Higher Ed Careers

December 11, 2017

Today’s digest is quiet a treat- A microbiome survey of emergency medical service personnel (EMS), a Python release of Mothur, and a global recall of baby formula over contamination scares ( Lactalis )

General Microbiome

 The Emergency Medical Service Microbiome. Hudson AJ. Applied Environmental Microbiology

 Human Gut Microbiome

Towards utilization of the human genome and microbiome for personalized nutrition. Bashiardes S. Current Opinions in Biotechnology

Gut microbial profile analysis by MiSeq sequencing of pancreatic carcinoma patients in China. Ren Z. Oncotarget.

Lung Microbiome

The distal airway microbiome after lung transplantation: A driver of immune regulation? Mitchell AB. Journal of Heart and Lung Transplant

Plant, water, and soil microbiome

 Microbial communities in natural rubber coagula during maturation: impacts on technological properties of dry natural rubber. Salomez M. Journal of Applied Microbiology

Microbial ecology of the Agaricus bisporus mushroom cropping process.McGee CF. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

A new niche for anoxygenic phototrophs as endoliths. Roush D. Applied Environmental Microbiology

Animal experiments and microbiome

Co-occurrence of early gut colonization in neonatal piglets with microbiota in the maternal and surrounding delivery environments.Chen X. Anaerobe.

Techniques/Protocol

Metabolic Model Reconstruction and Analysis of an Artificial Microbial Ecosystem. Ye C. Methods in Molecular Biology

mothur-py 0.3.0

-PyPI

Microbes in the NEWS

‘Extremophile’ Antarctic Bacteria Could Unlock Secret to Alien Life (VIDEO)

-Sputnik International

French baby-milk maker Lactalis orders major product recall over bacteria fears

-Prothom Alo (English)

 

 

 

November 11, 2017

Human Microbiome

Identification of universal gut microbial biomarkers of common human intestinal diseases by meta-analysis – Leonardo Mancabelli – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Salivary proteins and microbiota as biomarkers for early childhood caries risk assessment – Abdullah S Hemadi – International Journal of Oral Science (Open Article)

Pancreatic cyst fluid harbors a unique microbiome – Shan Li – Microbiome (Open Article)

Minireview: Microbial Therapeutics Designed for Infant Health – Claire Watkins – Frontiers in Nutrition (Open Article)

Exclusive Enteral Nutrition Induces Remission in Pediatric Crohn’s Disease via Modulation of the Gut Microbiota – Dawei Gong – BioMed Research International

Review: Clostridium difficile infection in the elderly: an update on management – Tomefa E Asempa – Clinical Interventions in Aging

Healthy donor faecal transplant for corticosteroid non-responsive severe alcoholic hepatitis – Cyriac Abby Philips – BMJ Case Reports

The gut mycobiome composition is linked to carotid atherosclerosis – M.R. Chacón –  Beneficial Microbes  

Review: T Cell-Mediated Chronic Inflammatory Diseases Are Candidates for Therapeutic Tolerance Induction with Heat Shock Proteins – Ariana Barbera Betancourt – Frontiers in Immunology (Open Article)

Review: Recipe for IBD: can we use food to control inflammatory bowel disease? – Mario Witkowski – Seminars in Immunopathology (Open Article)

Measuring the impact of olive pomace enriched biscuits on the gut microbiota and its metabolic activity in mildly hypercholesterolaemic subjects – Lorenza Conterno  – European Journal of Nutrition (Open Article)

 

Animal Microbiome

New evidence showing that the destruction of gut bacteria by antibiotic treatment could increase the honey bee’s vulnerability to Nosema infection – Jiang Hong Li – PLoS ONE (Open Article)

Review: Mouse models for human intestinal microbiota research: a critical evaluation – Floor Hugenholtz – Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences (Open Article)

Characterization of the gut microbiota in early life stages of pikeperch Sander lucioperca – T. Dulski – Journal of Fish Biology

A High Grain Diet Dynamically Shifted the Composition of Mucosa-Associated Microbiota and Induced Mucosal Injuries in the Colon of Sheep – Yue Wang – Frontiers in Microbiology (Open Article)

Alteration of Gut Microbiota and Inflammatory Cytokine/Chemokine Profiles in 5-Fluorouracil Induced Intestinal Mucositis – Hong-Li Li – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology (Open Article)

Captive bottlenose dolphins and killer whales harbor a species-specific skin microbiota that varies among individuals – M. Chiarello – Scientific Reports (Open Article)

Mitochondrial gene polymorphism is associated with gut microbial communities in mice – Misa Hirose – Scientific Reports (Open Article)

 

Environmental Microbiomes

Parallelized, aerobic, single carbon-source enrichments from different natural environments contain divergent microbial communities – Theodore M. Flynn – Frontiers in Microbiology (Provisionally accepted article, full text available soon)

Taxonomic and functional differences between microbial communities in Qinghai Lake and its input streams – ze ren – Frontiers in Microbiology (Provisionally accepted article, full text available soon)

 

Bioinformatics

HOMINID: A framework for identifying associations between host genetic variation and microbiome composition – Joshua Lynch – GigaScience (Open Article)

 

Air Microbiome

Microbiota of the ground air layers in natural and industrial zones of the Kola Arctic – Maria V. Korneykova – Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A

 

Beneficial Microbes

Whole-Genome Sequencing of Lactobacillus Species from Two Commercial Probiotic Products – Anna Colavecchio – Genome Announcements (Open Article)

November 6, 2017

Today we have an interesting digest with several articles about human microbiome. Additionally, today we also remark part of the recently release book “Understanding the Gut-Bone Signaling Axis”, with interesting chapters treating the connections between microbiota and bone health.

(Each file with an asterisk in the start contains open access to fulltext)

 

Human Microbiome

Bone Mechanical Function and the Gut Microbiota – C. J. Hernandez – Understanding the Gut-Bone Signaling Axis (SpringerLink)

Prebiotics and Bone – Corrie M. Whisner – Understanding the Gut-Bone Signaling Axis (SpringerLink)

Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Effects on Bone and Mechanisms – Francisco A. Sylvester – Understanding the Gut-Bone Signaling Axis (SpringerLink)

Immunology of Gut-Bone Signaling – Fraser L. Collins –  Understanding the Gut-Bone Signaling Axis (SpringerLink)

Gut Microbiota and Bone Health – Darin Quach – Understanding the Gut-Bone Signaling Axis (SpringerLink)

Increased stool immunoglobulin A level in children with autism spectrum disorders – Jiaxiu Zhou – Research in Developmental Disabilities (ScienceDirect)

Gut Microbiota and Cancer Patients: A Broad-Ranging Relationship – Giovanni Cammarota – Mayo Clinic Proceedings

* Less Invasive Screening for Colorectal Cancer by Microbiota Analysis: Is it a Reality or an Illusion? – Hisashi Onodera – EBIoMedicine

Safety and Efficacy of Fecal Microbiota Transplant for Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection in Patients With Cancer Treated With Cytotoxic Chemotherapy: A Single-Institution Retrospective Case Series – Mehrdad Hefazi – Mayo Clinic Proceedings

Gastric microbial community profiling reveals a dysbiotic cancer-associated microbiota – Rui M Ferreira – Gut (BMJ)

Gut microbiota and hypertension: From pathogenesis to new therapeutic strategies – Yongbo Kang – Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology (ScienceDirect)

Associations Between Microbiota, Mitochondrial Function, and Cognition in Chronic Marijuana Users – Jun Panee – Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology

Genetic mannose binding lectin deficiency is associated with airway microbiota diversity and reduced exacerbation frequency in COPD – Alison J Dicker – Thorax (BMJ)

Molecular characterization of Multidrug Resistant Bacteroides isolates from Hungarian clinical samples – Károly Péter Sárvária – Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance (ScienceDirect)

* Commentary: Human Intestinal Microbiota and Colorectal Cancer: Moving Beyond Associative Studies – Christian Jobin – Gastroenterology

Faecal microbiota transplantation versus placebo for moderate-to-severe irritable bowel syndrome: a double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled, parallel-group, single-centre trial – Peter Holger Johnsen – The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Estrogens and Female Liver Health – Karen L. Chena – Steroids (ScienceDirect)

 

Beneficial microbes

(Provisionally accepted, Full text available soon) Probiotic Bacteria Alter Pattern-Recognition Receptor Expression and Cytokine Profile in a Human Macrophage Model Challenged with Candida albicans and Lipopolysaccharide – Victor H. Matsubara – Frontiers in Microbiology

* Butyrate and propionate inhibit antigen-specific CD8+ T cell activation by suppressing IL-12 production by antigen-presenting cells – Claudia Nastasi – Scientific Reports (NPG)

 

Animal Microbiome

(Provisionally accepted, Full text available soon) The Gut Entomotype of Red Palm Weevil Rhynchophorus ferrugineus Olivier (Coleoptera: Dryophthoridae) and Their Effect on Host Nutrition Metabolism – Abrar Muhammad – Frontiers in Microbiology

Porcine small and large intestinal microbiota rapidly hydrolyze the masked mycotoxin deoxynivalenol-3-glucoside and release deoxynivalenol in spiked batch cultures in vitro – Silvia W. Gratz – Applied and Environmental Microbiology (ASM)

A stable core gut microbiota across fresh- to saltwater transition for farmed Atlantic salmon – Knut Rudi – Applied and Environmental Microbiology (ASM)

Fecal microbiota transplant from highly feed efficient donors shows little effects on age-related changes in feed efficiency-associated fecal microbiota in chickens – Sina-Catherine Siegerstetter – Applied and Environmental Microbiology (ASM)

Short communication: The effect of heat treatment of bovine colostrum on the concentration of oligosaccharides in colostrum and in the intestine of neonatal male Holstein calves – Amanda J. Fischer – Journal of Dairy Science

* Progressive Colonization of Bacteria and Degradation of Rice Straw in the Rumen by Illumina Sequencing – Yanfen Cheng – Frontiers in Microbiology

* Neuroprotective effect of Ruminococcus albus on oxidatively stressed SH-SY5Y cells and animals – Jieun Park – Scientific Reports (NPG)

* Gut dysbiosis and impairment of immune system homeostasis in perinatally-exposed mice to Bisphenol A precede obese phenotype development – Yann Malaisé – Scientific Reports (NPG)

Impact of Enteric Health and Mucosal Permeability on Skeletal Health and Lameness in Poultry – L. R. Bielke – Understanding the Gut-Bone Signaling Axis (SpringerLink)

Gut Microbiota Are Disease-Modifying Factors After Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury – Kristina A. Kigerl – Neurotherapeutics (SpringerLink)

 

Food Microbes

(Provisionally accepted, Full text available soon) Extractive Fermentation of Lactic Acid in Lactic Acid Bacteria Cultivation: A Review – Majdiah Othman – Frontiers in Microbiology

* Diversity within Italian Cheesemaking Brine-Associated Bacterial Communities Evidenced by Massive Parallel 16S rRNA Gene Tag Sequencing – Marilena Marino – Frontiers in Microbiology

The main spoilage-related psychrotrophic bacteria in refrigerated raw milk – J.C. Ribeiro Júnior – Journal of Dairy Science

* Preprint: Kombucha as a model system for multispecies microbial cooperation: theoretical promise, methodological challenges and new solutions ‘in solution’ – Alexander Niall May – BioRxiv

* New microbial resource: microbial diversity, function and dynamics in Chinese liquor starter – Yuhong Huang – Scientific Reports (NPG)

 

Environmental Microbes

(Provisionally accepted, Full text available soon) Illumina-Based Analysis of Endophytic and Rhizosphere Bacterial Diversity of the Coastal Halophyte Messerschmidia sibirica – Xueying Tian – Frontiers in Microbiology

Perturbation of seafloor bacterial community structure by drilling waste discharge – Tan T. Nguyen – Marine Pollution Bulletin