March 5, 2020

Today’s Digest is heavy, so you might want to pace yourself. It’s hard to pick the highlights, but I’m biased towards fungal research, so first about a wake-up call to look at the fungi seriously. The insects might provide for remedy against antibiotic resistance and is the dust settled on the sparse fetal intestinal microbiota? Stay healthy and keep reading.

Event

Call for papers – Global Outbreaks and Responses – BMC Medicine

General microbiology

** Viewpoints: Fungal diseases as neglected pathogens: A wake-up call to public health officials – Marcio L. Rodrigues & Joshua D. Nosanchuk – PLoS NTD

Inducible cell-to-cell signaling for tunable dynamics in microbial communities – Arianna Miano et al. – Nature Communications

Antimicrobial resistance

** The insect antimicrobial peptide cecropin A disrupts uropathogenic Escherichia coli biofilms – Miriam Kalsy et al. – npj Biofilms and Microbiomes

Using comparative genomics to understand molecular features of carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii from South Korea causing invasive infections and their clinical implications – Min Hyung Kim – PLoS One

Factors associated with sufficient knowledge of antibiotics and antimicrobial resistance in the Japanese general population – Shinya Tsuzuki et al. – Scientific Reports

Faeces and vaccines could be the key to tackling antimicrobial resistance – Elisabeth Mahase – BMJ

A survey of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in urban wetlands in southwestern Nigeria as a step towards generating prevalence maps of antimicrobial resistance – Olawale Olufemi Adelowo et al. – PLoS One

Pregnancy and early life

** Viable bacterial colonization is highly limited in the human intestine in utero – E. Rackaityte et al. – Nature Medicine

Perinatal Antibiotic Exposure Affects the Transmission between Maternal and Neonatal Microbiota and Is Associated with Early-Onset Sepsis – Ping Zhou et al. – mSphere

Combined analysis of microbial metagenomic and metatranscriptomic sequencing data to assess in situ physiological conditions in the premature infant gut – Yonatan Sher et al. – PLoS One

Human skin microbiome

A microbiome and metabolomic signature of phases of cutaneous healing identified by profiling sequential acute wounds of human skin: An exploratory study – Mohammed Ashrafi et al. – PLoS One

Human oral microbiome

Review: Single-Cell Genomics and the Oral Microbiome – M. Balachandran et al. – Journal of Dental Research

Insights Obtained by Culturing Saccharibacteria With Their Bacterial Hosts – B. Bor et al. – Journal of Dental Research

Electronic Cigarette Aerosol Modulates the Oral Microbiome and Increases Risk of Infection – Smruti Pushalkar et al. – iScience

Press: Oral Microbiome Changes Implicated in Gum Inflammation in E-Cigarette Users – GenomeWeb

In vitro: A salivary metabolite signature that reflects gingival host-microbe interactions: instability predicts gingivitis susceptibility – Marcela M. Fernandez-Gutierrez et al. – Scientific Reports

Human respiratory microbiome

Review: The Role of Lung and Gut Microbiota in the Pathology of Asthma – Weronika Barcik et al. – Immunity

Cancer and microbiome

Endogenous murine microbiota member Faecalibaculum rodentium and its human homologue protect from intestinal tumour growth – Elena Zagato et al. – Nature Microbiology

Escherichia coli adhesion portion FimH functions as an adjuvant for cancer immunotherapy – Wei Zhang et al. – Nature Communications

Temporal changes in gut microbiota profile in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia prior to commencement-, during-, and post-cessation of chemotherapy – Ling Ling Chua et al. – BMC Cancer

Review: Interplay between Dietary Polyphenols and Oral and Gut Microbiota in the Development of Colorectal Cancer – Carolina Cueva & Mariana Silva – Nutrients

Human gut microbiome

In vitro: Short-term supplementation of celecoxib-shifted butyrate production on a simulated model of the gut microbial ecosystem and ameliorated in vitro inflammation – Emma Hernandez-Sanabria et al. – npj Biofilms and Microbiomes

Review: Crosstalk Between Gut Microbiota and Innate Immunity and Its Implication in Autoimmune Diseases – Yuhao Jiao et al. – Frontiers in Immunology

An empirically derived method for measuring human gut microbiome alpha diversity: Demonstrated utility in predicting health-related outcomes among a human clinical sample – Sarah L. Hagerty et al. – PLoS One

Proof-of-concept study of the efficacy of a microbiota-directed complementary food formulation (MDCF) for treating moderate acute malnutrition – Ishita Mostafa et al. – BMC Public Health

Microbiota as Predictor of Mortality in Allogeneic Hematopoietic-Cell Transplantation – Jonathan U. Peled et al. – New England Journal of Medicine

Human multi-site microbiome

Age-Related Variation of Bacterial and Fungal Communities in Different Body Habitats across the Young, Elderly, and Centenarians in Sardinia – Lu Wu et al. – mSphere

Response of the human gut and saliva microbiome to urbanization in Cameroon – Ana Lokmer et al. – Scientific Reports

The gut-microbiota-brain axis

Therapeutic Effects of the In Vitro Cultured Human Gut Microbiota as Transplants on Altering Gut Microbiota and Improving Symptoms Associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder – Kainan Chen et al. – Microbial Ecology

Built environment microbiome

A preliminary study on the potential of Nanopore MinION and Illumina MiSeq 16S rRNA gene sequencing to characterize building-dust microbiomes – Anders B. Nygaard et al. – Scientific Reports

Metabolomics

Spatial metabolomics of in situ host–microbe interactions at the micrometre scale – Benedikt Geier et al. – Nature Microbiology

Global chemical effects of the microbiome include new bile-acid conjugations – Robert A. Quinn et al. – Nature

Animal experiments

PM2.5 exposure perturbs lung microbiome and its metabolic profile in mice – Jingli Li et al. – Science of the Total Environment

Growth hormone deficiency and excess alter the gut microbiome in adult male mice – Elizabeth A Jensen et al. – Endocrinology

Dissociation of Adaptive Thermogenesis from Glucose Homeostasis in Microbiome-Deficient Mice – Tibor L. Krisko et al. – Cell Metabolism

Fecal IgA Levels Are Determined by Strain-Level Differences in Bacteroides ovatus and Are Modifiable by Gut Microbiota Manipulation – Chao Yang et al. – Cell Host & Microbe

Animal microbiome

Can rumen bacteria communicate to each other? – Mi-Young Won et al. – Microbiome

Entomopathogenic nematode-associated microbiota: from monoxenic paradigm to pathobiome – Jean-Claude Ogier et al. – Microbiome

The canine oral microbiome: variation in bacterial populations across different niches – Avika Ruparell et al. – BMC Microbiology

Evolutionary analysis of Mycobacterium bovis genotypes across Africa suggests co-evolution with livestock and humans – Osvaldo Frederico Inlamea et al. – PLoS NTD

Nanopore sequencing of microbial communities reveals the potential role of sea lice as a reservoir for fish pathogens – Ana Teresa Gonçalves et al. – Scientific Reports

Plant, root and soil microbiome

Insights on aquatic microbiome of the Indian Sundarbans mangrove areas – Paltu Kumar Dhal et al. – PLoS One

Ganoderma lucidum cultivation affect microbial community structure of soil, wood segments and tree roots – Fei Ren et al. – Scientific Reports

Effect of long-term destocking on soil fungal functional groups and interactions with plants – Jie Wang et al. – Plant and Soil

Comparative Analysis of Root Microbiomes of Rice Cultivars with High and Low Methane Emissions Reveals Differences in Abundance of Methanogenic Archaea and Putative Upstream Fermenters – Zachary Liechty et al. – mSystems

Fungal diversity and community composition of wheat rhizosphere and non-rhizosphere soils from three different agricultural production regions of South Africa – Magalane Pheladi Gqozo et al. – Applied Soil Ecology

Microbial and volatile profiling of soils suppressive to Fusarium culmorum of wheat – Adam Ossowicki & Vittorio Tracanna et al. – Proceedings of the Royal Society B

Industrial development as a key factor explaining variances in soil and grass phyllosphere microbiomes in urban green spaces – Zhen-Zhen Yan et al. – Environmental Pollution

Plant communities mediate the interactive effects of invasion and drought on soil microbial communities – Catherine Fahey et al. – The ISME Journal

Water and extremophile microbiome

Methyl t-butyl ether-degrading bacteria for bioremediation and biocontrol purposes – Giada d’Errico et al. – PLoS One

Uncovering microbial responses to sharp geochemical gradients in a terrace contaminated by acid mine drainage – Rui Xu et al. – Environmental Pollution

Snapshot: Microbial Extremophiles – Amy K. Schmid et al. – Cell

Denitrification performance and microbial communities of solid-phase denitrifying reactors using poly (butylene succinate)/bamboo powder composite – Wanhe Qi et al. – Bioresource Technology

Meta-omics Provides Insights into the Impact of Hydrocarbon Contamination on Microbial Mat Functioning – Johanne Aubé et al. – Microbial Ecology

Role of microbial diversity for sustainable pyrite oxidation control in acid and metalliferous drainage prevention – Omy T. Ogbughalu et al. – Journal of Hazardous Materials

Phages and viruses

** Coronavirus research highlights – BMC

Fecal Viral Community Responses to High-Fat Diet in Mice – Anjelique Schulfer et al. – mSphere

Technology

Rapid MinION profiling of preterm microbiota and antimicrobial-resistant pathogens – Richard M. Leggett et al. – Nature Microbiology

Assembly-free single-molecule sequencing recovers complete virus genomes from natural microbial communities – John Beaulaurier et al. – Genome Research

Bioinformatics

Rapid inference of antibiotic resistance and susceptibility by genomic neighbour typing – Karel Břinda et al. – Nature Microbiology

Microbes in the news

Tough microbe’s DNA could be a lasting archive – Steve Nadis – Science

How Bacteria Can ‘Sculpt The Gut’ – Maya Trabulsi – KPBS

The bee microbiome can fight back against fungi that cause Colony Collapse Disorder – Lauren Sara McKee – Massive Science

Ancient gut microbiomes shed light on human evolution – Newswise

Launch of the Marine Microbiome Roadmap – NIOZ

Understanding Microbiome Resilience on a Changing Planet – Michigan State University

Adaptations in gut microbes helped our ancestors thrive in new geographical territories: Study – New Kerala

Scientists Announce VIRGO, First Comprehensive Gene Catalog To Decode the Vaginal Microbiome – PR Newswire

Metabolomics Reveals Connection Between Gut Microbiome and Blood – Metabolon

Study shows universally positive effect of cover crops on soil microbiome – Phys.org

New Center of Microbiome Science is in the works at Ohio State – Emily Caldwell – Ohio State University News

Common diseases may be communicable through microbiome, says UBC researcher – Stephanie Blain – The Ubyssey

The microbes in your mouth, and a reminder to floss and go to the dentist – Science Daily

For Your Microbiome, How You Eat Could Be As Important As What You Eat – Technology Networks

Study: Infectious gut bacteria may predict UTI risk – Sue Treiman – Cornell Chronicle

The Best Way to Avoid Getting Sick Is to Wash Your Hands — But You’re Probably Doing It Wrong – Bojana Galic – Live Strong

Microbes on the market

DuPont carries on microbiome momentum with metabolic disease collaboration – Will Chu – Nutraingredients

Non-microbiology picks

Invest 5% of research funds in ensuring data are reusable – Barend Mons – Nature

 

September 23, 2019

This Monday, check out the largest ever study of neonatal microbiomes, the study where researchers alter mouse gut microbiomes by feeding good bacteria their preferred fibers, and the study about the significant effect of antibiotics, antivirals and cofactors on the gut microbiome. Happy reading!

Pregnancy and early life

*Stunted microbiota and opportunistic pathogen colonization in caesarean-section birth – Yan Shao – Nature

Gut microbiome

*Interspecies Competition Impacts Targeted Manipulation of Human Gut Bacteria by Fiber-Derived Glycans – Michael Patnode – Cell

*Distinct impact of antibiotics on the gut microbiome and resistome: a longitudinal multicenter cohort study – Matthias Willmann – BMC Biology

Identification of gut microbiome markers for schizophrenia delineates a potential role of Streptococcus – Feng Zhu – bioRxiv

Fecal Microbiotas of Indonesian and New Zealand Children Differ in Complexity and Bifidobacterial Taxa during the First Year of Life – Blair Lawley – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Light-entrained and brain-tuned circadian circuits regulate ILC3s and gut homeostasis – Cristina Godinho-Silva – Nature

Baseline human gut microbiota profile in healthy people and standard reporting template – Charles H. King – PlosOne

Oral microbiome

Taste perception and oral microbiota are associated with obesity in children and adolescents – Chiara Mameli – PlosOne

Urinary microbiome

The urobiome of continent adult women: a cross-sectional study – Travis Price – Obstetrics & Gynaecology

The Urinary Microbiota in Relation to the Reproductive Tract Microbiota – Fei Li – bioRxiv

Respiratory microbiome

The effects of e-cigarette vapor exposure on the transcriptome and virulence of Streptococcus pneumoniae – Kamal Bagale – bioRxiv

Water microbiome

Diversity patterns of marine heterotrophic culturable bacteria along vertical and latitudinal gradients – Isabel Sanz-Sáez – bioRxiv

Laundry wastewater and domestic sewage pilot-scale anaerobic treatment: Microbial community resilience regarding sulfide production – A.G.L. Moura – Journal of Environmental Management

Distinct responses from bacterial, archaeal and fungal streambed communities to severe hydrological disturbances – G. Gionchetta – Scientific reports

Metagenome of a polluted river reveals a reservoir of metabolic and antibiotic resistance genes – Parul Mittal – Environmental Microbiome

Plant/root/soil microbiome

Host-Associated Quantitative Abundance Profiling Reveals the Microbial Load Variation of Root Microbiome – Xiaoxuan Guo – Plant Communications

Metatranscriptomics reveals climate change effects on the rhizosphere microbiomes in European grassland – Qicheng Bei – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Phages and viruses

Beyond cells – The virome in the human holobiont – Rodrigo García-López – Microbial cells

ViraMiner: Deep learning on raw DNA sequences for identifying viral genomes in human samples – Ardi Tampu – PlosOne

Bioinformatics

Review: The signal and the noise – characteristics of antisense RNA in complex microbial communities – Thomas Yssing Michaelsen – bioRxiv

SuRF: a New Method for Sparse Variable Selection, with Application in Microbiome Data Analysis – Lihui Liu – arXiv

June 4, 2019

General microbiome
Rigorous Statistical Methods for Rigorous Microbiome Science – Amy D. Willis – mSystems

Understanding microbial community dynamics to improve optimal microbiome selection – Robyn J. Wright – Microbiome

Toward a Better Understanding of Species Interactions through Network Biology – Ryan S. McClure – mSystems

Human respiratory microbiome
Nasal commensal Staphylococcus epidermidis enhances interferon-λ-dependent immunity against influenza virus – Hyun Jik Kim – Microbiome

Human gut microbiome
A Multi-omics Approach to Unraveling the Microbiome-Mediated Effects of Arabinoxylan Oligosaccharides in Overweight Humans – Alfonso Benítez-Páez – mSystems

Gut microbiome identifies risk for colorectal polyps – Ezzat Dadkhah – BMJ Open Gastroenterology

Yogurt improves insulin resistance and liver fat in obese women with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and metabolic syndrome: a randomized controlled trial – Yang Chen – American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Preprint: Chemical Impacts of the Microbiome Across Scales Reveal Novel Conjugated Bile Acids – Robert A Quinn – bioRxiv

Animal models
Ruminal microbiome-host crosstalk stimulates the development of the ruminal epithelium in a lamb model – Limei Lin – Microbiome

Missing Links: the Role of Primates in Understanding the Human Microbiome – Katherine R. Amato – mSystems

Plant, root, and soil microbiome
Collaborative involvement of woody plant roots and rhizosphere microorganisms in the formation of pedogenetic clays – Frank Reith – Annals of Botany

Water and extremophile microbiome
Effects of sulfamethoxazole and sulfamethoxazole-degrading bacteria on water quality and microbial communities in milkfish ponds – Bea-Ven Chang – Environmental Pollution

Preprint: Temporal dynamics of Bacteria, Archaea and protists in equatorial coastal waters – Caroline Chénard – bioRxiv

Built environment
Concurrent measurement of microbiome and allergens in the air of bedrooms of allergy disease patients in the Chicago area – Miles Richardson – Microbiome

Phages and viruses
Preprint: The human gut virome is highly diverse, stable and individual-specific – Andrey Shkoporov – bioRxiv

Bioinformatics
NG-meta-profiler: fast processing of metagenomes using NGLess, a domain-specific language – Luis Pedro Coelho – Microbiome

Science, publishing, and career
Preprint: The Mastery Rubric for Bioinformatics: supporting design and evaluation of career-spanning education and training – Rochelle E. Tractenberg – bioRxiv

Alyson’s non-microbiology picks
Why Your Metro Commute Is So Insanely Windy – Julie Bogen – The Atlantic

The 2019 Wellcome photography prize: close focus on the human condition – Sean O’Hagan – The Guardian

May 20, 2019

This Monday, read about the stability within gut resident clonal populations of Enterobacteriaceae, significance of microbiome in personalized medicine, and impacts of intermittent supply on the drinking water microbiome. Happy reading!

General microbiome

Defining Microbiome Health through a Host Lens – Sean M. Gibbonsa – mSystems

*Review: The significance of microbiome in personalized medicine – Ava Behrouzi – Clinical and Translational Medicine

Moving towards a Robust Definition for a “Healthy” Indoor Microbiome – Karen C. Dannemiller – mSystems

Gut microbiome

*Rethinking gut microbiome residency and the Enterobacteriaceae in healthy human adults – Jonathan N. V. Martinson – ISME Journal

Rectal swabs in critically-ill patients provide discordant representations of the gut microbiome compared to stool samples: a brief methodologic report – Katherine Fair – bioRxiv

Development of a Covalent Inhibitor of Gut Bacterial Bile Salt Hydrolases – Arijit A. Adhikari – bioRxiv

Temporal Gut Microbial Changes Predict Recurrent Clostridium difficile in Patients with and without Ulcerative Colitis – Allen A. Lee – boRxiv

Alteration of Gut Microbiome in Lung Cancer Patients – Li Ming – bioRxiv

Respiratory microbiome

Microbiome disturbance and resilience dynamics of the upper respiratory tract in response to influenza A virus infection in humans and ferrets – Drishti Kaul – bioRxiv

High mortality from viral pneumonia in patients with cancer – Youn-Jung Ki – Infectious Diseases

Water microbiome

Global diversity and biogeography of bacterial communities in wastewater treatment plants – Linwei Wu – Nature Microbiology

*Understanding the impacts of intermittent supply on the drinking water microbiome – Quyen Melina Bautista-de los Santos – Current Opinion in Biotechnology

Animal microbiome

Exploration of the rumen microbial diversity and carbohydrate active enzyme profile of black Bengal goat using metagenomic approach – Prashant R. Suryawanshi – Animal Biotechnology

Assessing key microbial communities determining nitrogen transformation in composting of cow manure using illumina high-throughput sequencing – Yu Sun – Waste Management

Plant/root/soil microbiome

Root microbiota assembly and adaptive differentiation among European Arabidopsis populations – Thorsten Thiergart – bioRxiv

Response of Microbial Communities and Their Metabolic Functions to Drying–Rewetting Stress in a Temperate Forest Soil – Dong Liu – Microorganisms

Review: Rhizosphere size and shape: Temporal dynamics and spatial stationarity – Yakov Kuzyakov & Bahar S. Razavi – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Phages and viruses

Production and characterization of novel ssRNA bacteriophage virus-like particles from metagenomic sequencing data – Ilva Lieknina – Journal of Nanobiotechnology

Techniques

PhenoGMM: Gaussian mixture modelling of microbial cytometry data enables efficient predictions of biodiversity – Peter Rubbens – bioRxiv

8 April, 2019

General Microbiome

Coevolutionary dynamics shape the structure of bacteria-phage infection networks. Fortuna MA.Evolution.

High proportions of bacteria are culturable across major biomes. Martiny AC. ISME Journal

The complexity of an optimal vaginal biome. Eschenbach DA. BJOG

The lung microbiome, vitamin D, and the tuberculous granuloma: A balance triangle. Balcells ME. Microbial Pathogenesis

Gut Microbiome

The parasitic worm product ES-62 normalises the gut microbiota bone marrow axis in inflammatory arthritis. Doonan J. Nature Communications

Culture-enriched human gut microbiomes reveal core and accessory resistance genes. Raymond F.Microbiome.

Plant, Soil, Water, and Air Microbiome

Temperature and soil moisture control microbial community composition in an arctic-alpine ecosystem along elevational and micro-topographic gradients.Frindte K. ISME Journal

Root traits and belowground herbivores relate to plant-soil feedback variation among congeners.Wilschut RA. Nature Communications

A Polyphasic Approach for Assessing Eco-System Connectivity Demonstrates that Perturbation Remodels Network Architecture in Soil Microcosms.Stamou GP. Microbial Ecology

Effect of stock density on the microbial community in biofloc water and Pacific white shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) gut microbiota.Deng Y. Applied Microbiology Biotechnology

Rapid and stable microbial community assembly in the headwaters of third-order stream. Teachey ME. Applied Environmental Microbiology

Comparative Metagenomics Reveals Enhanced Nutrient Cycling Potential After Two Years of Biochar Amendment in a Tropical Oxisol. Yu J. Applied Environmental Microbiology

Animal Experiments and Microbiome

Effect of a low protein diet on chicken ceca microbiome and productive performances. De Cesare A. Poultry Science

Impact of a probiotic-based cleaning product on the microbiological profile of broiler litters and chicken caeca microbiota.De Cesare P. Poultry Science

Metagenomic Analysis of the Whole Gut Microbiota in Brazilian Termitidae Termites Cornitermes cumulans, Cyrilliotermes strictinasus, Syntermes dirus, Nasutitermes jaraguae, Nasutitermes aquilinus, Grigiotermes bequaerti, and Orthognathotermes mirim. Grieco MB. Current Microbiology.

The hemolymph microbiome of insects. Blow F. Journal Of Insect Physiology

Musa basjoo regulates the gut microbiota in mice by rebalancing the abundance of probiotic and pathogen. Wei T. Microbial Pathogenesis

Investigating the influence of organic acid marinades, storage temperature and time on the survival/inactivation interface of Salmonella on chicken breast fillets.

Lytou AE. International Journal of Food Microbiology.

October 24, 2018

General Microbiome

REVIEW:Leaky Gut, Leaky Brain? Obrenovich MEM. Microorganisms.

Oral microbiota dysbiosis and its association with Henoch-Schönlein Purpura in children.Chen B. International Immunopharmacology.

Airway microbiome is associated with respiratory functions and responses to ambient particulate matter exposure.Wang L. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Gut Microbiome

Association of serum bilirubin in newborns affected by jaundice with gut microbiota dysbiosis.Zhou S. The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry

Author Correction: Individual variations in cardiovascular-disease-related protein levels are driven by genetics and gut microbiome. Zhernakova DV. Nature Genetics

Competitive lottery-based assembly of selected clades in the human gut microbiome.Verster AJ. Microbiome.

Vaginal Microbiome

Association of cervical microbial community with persistence, clearance and negativity of Human Papillomavirus in Korean women: a longitudinal study.Arokiyaraj S. Scientific Reports

Increased transferrin saturation is associated with subgingival microbiota dysbiosis and severe periodontitis in genetic haemochromatosis.Boyer E. Scientific Reports

Plant, Soil, and Water Microbiome

Regulation of coastal methane sinks by a structured gradient of microbial methane oxidizers.He Z. Environmental Pollution

Comamonadaceae OTU as a Remnant of an Ancient Microbial Community in Sulfidic Waters.Deja-Sikora E. Microbial Ecology

The chemodiversity of paddy soil dissolved organic matter correlates with microbial community at continental scales.Li HY. Microbiome

Potential methane production and molecular characterization of bacterial and archaeal communities in a horizontal subsurface flow constructed wetland under cold and warm seasons. López D. The Science of the Total Environments

Biotechnological potential of plant growth-promoting bacteria from the roots and rhizospheres of endemic plants in ironstone vegetation in southeastern Brazil.Felestrino ÉB. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Temporal shifts in endophyte bacterial community composition of sessile oak (<i>Quercus petraea</i>) are linked to foliar nitrogen, stomatal length, and herbivory. Borruso L. Peer

Shifts in community composition and co-occurrence patterns of phyllosphere fungi inhabiting <i>Mussaenda shikokiana</i> along an elevation gradient.Qian X. PeerJ.

Techniques

Protocol for faecal microbiota transplantation in ulcerative colitis (FMTUC): a randomised feasibility study.Jitsumura M. BMJ Open

October 10, 2018

Microbiota conservation and diversity in butterfly species, air and waterborne microbiota of a pharmaceutical plant, the a study on the oral microbiota of rugby players.

General microbiome

Preserving microbial diversity – Maria G Dominguez Bello – Science

Pregnancy and early life

Evaluation of patient- versus provider-collected vaginal swabs for microbiome analysis during pregnancy – Kristine M Wylie – BMC Research Notes

Human skin microbiome

The microbiome of the “sterile” pustules in palmoplantar pustulosis – Kana Masuda-Kuroki – Experimental Dermatology

Human oral microbiome

Oral health and microbiota status in professional rugby players: A case-control study – Matthieu Minty – Journal of Dentistry

Oral Bacteriome Compositions Identified by 16S rRNA Metagenomics in a Randomly Selected “Healthy” Nigerian Male and Female Subjects – Kingsley C Anukam – International Journal of Research and Reports in Dentistry

Human gut microbiome

Review: The Gut-Brain Axis and the Microbiome: Mechanisms and Clinical Implications – Vadim Osadchiy – Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Animal experiments

Replication Study: Intestinal inflammation targets cancer-inducing activity of the microbiota – Kathryn Eaton – eLIFE

Animal microbiome

Pre-print: Conserved microbiota among young Heliconius butterfly species – Bas van Schooten – PeerJ

Gastrointestinal Microbial Flora in Wild and Captive Olive Baboons (Papio anubis) – Senelwa Davis Lugano – American Journal of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Rhizosphere microbiome structure alters to enable wilt resistance in tomato – Min-Jung Kwak – Nature Biotechnology

Apple rootstocks of different nitrogen tolerance affect the rhizosphere bacterial community composition – Xiaofen Chai – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Effects of consecutive monoculture of sweet potato on soil bacterial community as determined by pyrosequencing – Huan Li – Journal of Basic Microbiology

Ectomycorrhizal fungi may not act as a barrier inhibiting host plant absorption of heavy metals – Yangze Tang – Chemosphere

Pre-print: Co-occurrence patterns of litter decomposing communities in mangroves indicate a robust community resistant to disturbances – Rodrigo G Taketani – PeerJ

Water and extremophile microbiome

Structure of Microbial Mats in the Mramornaya Bay (Crimea) Coastal Areas – NV Pimenov – Microbiology

Pangenomic comparison of globally distributed Poribacteria associated with sponge hosts and marine particles – Sheila Powell – The ISME Journal

High diversity of thermophilic cyanobacteria in Rupite hot spring identified by microscopy, cultivation, single-cell PCR and amplicon sequencing – Otakar Strunecky – Extremophiles

Built environment

Air and waterborne microbiome of a pharmaceutical plant provide insights on spatiotemporal variations and community resilience after disturbance – Filippo Pacchioni – BMC Microbiology

Food microbiology

Review: The Effect of Gluten-Free Diet on Health and the Gut Microbiota Cannot Be Extrapolated from One Population to Others – Jose F Garcia-Marzcorro – Nutrients

Phages and viruses

Characterization of dog serum virome from Northeastern Brazil – MN Weber – Virology

Bioinformatics

‘NetShift’: a methodology for understanding ‘driver microbes’ from healthy and disease microbiome datasets – Bhusan K Kuntal – The ISME Journal

Techniques

A Simple In Vitro Gut Model for Studying the Interaction between Escherichia coli and the Intestinal Commensal Microbiota in Cecal Mucus – Matthew E Mokszycki – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Science, career, and publishing

Inoculating science against potential pandemics and information hazards – Kevin M Esvelt – PLOS Pathogens

4 October, 2018

Today’s digest is full of exciting wine and animal microbiome studies!😁🐌🍷

General Microbiome

Editorial: Microbe and host lipids.Nigou J. Biochimie

Obesity alters composition and diversity of the oral microbiota in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus independently of glycemic control.Tam J. PLoS One

Impact of the preoperative use of synbiotics in colorectal cancer patients: A prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Polakowski CB

The time response of anaerobic digestion microbiome during an organic loading rate shock. Braz GHR. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

REVIEW: Childhood weight gain and oral microbiota.Greenhill C. Nature Reviews Endocrinology

Glycan recognition at the saliva – Oral microbiome interface.Cross BW, Ruhl S. Cellular Immunology.

Loss of murine Paneth cell function alters the immature intestinal microbiome and mimics changes seen in neonatal necrotizing enterocolitis. Lueschow SR. PLoS One

Direct Utilization of Organic Nitrogen by Phytoplankton and Its Role in Nitrogen Cycling Within the Southern California Bight. Morando M. Frontiers in Microbiology.

Persistence and reversal of plasmid-mediated antibiotic resistance.Lopatkin AJ. Nature Communications

Gut Microbiome

REVIEW: Effects of Metabolites Derived From Gut Microbiota and Hosts on Pathogens.Li Z.Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

Food and Wine Microbiome

The effect of sulfur dioxide addition at crush on the fungal and bacterial communities and the sensory attributes of Pinot gris wines. Morgan SC. International Journal of Food Microbiology

Techniques

Comparison of sampling methods for profiling cervicovaginal microbiome in rhesus macaques. Schmidt BA. Journal of  Medical Primatology.

Qiita: rapid, web-enabled microbiome meta-analysis.Gonzalez A. Nature Methods

Selection of marker genes for genetic barcoding of microorganisms and binning of metagenomic reads by Barcoder software tools.Rotimi AM. BMC Bioinformatics

Animal Microbiome and Experiments

White spot syndrome virus (WSSV) infection impacts intestinal microbiota composition and function in Litopenaeus vannamei.Wang Jl; Fish and Shellfish Immunology

Dietary or supplemental fermentable fiber intake reduces the presence of Clostridium XI in mouse intestinal microbiota: The importance of higher fecal bacterial load and density.Zheng W. PLoS One

<i>Diplogastrellus</i> nematodes are sexually transmitted mutualists that alter the bacterial and fungal communities of their beetle host.Ledón-Rettig CC. PNAS

The response of ruminal fermentation, epithelium-associated microbiota, and epithelial barrier function to severe feed restriction in pregnant ewes.Hu F. Journal of Animal Science

Rabbit Microbiota Changes Throughout the Intestinal Tract. Velasco-Galilea M. Frontiers in Microbiology

Antibiotic treatment of rat dams affects bacterial colonization and causes decreased weight gain in pups. Tulstrup MV. Communications Biology

Metagenomic analysis of nitrogen-cycling genes in upper Mississippi river sediment with mussel assemblages.Black EM. Microbiology Open

Effect of Different Disinfectants on Bacterial Aerosol Diversity in Poultry Houses.Jiang L. Frontiers in Microbiology

Effects of organic acid and medium chain fatty acid blends on the performance of sows and their piglets.  Lan R. Animal Science Journal

Microbial community composition and electricity generation in cattle manure slurry treatment using microbial fuel cells: effects of inoculum addition. Xie B. Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Plant, Soil, and Air Microbiome

Response of soil enzymes, functional bacterial groups, and microbial communities exposed to sudan I-IV. Teng Y. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Erratum: “Comparative Genomics of the Genus Lactobacillus Reveals Robust Phylogroups That Provide the Basis for Reclassification”.Salvetti E. Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Protist species richness and soil microbiome complexity increase towards climax vegetation in the Brazilian Cerrado. de Araujo ASF. Communications Biology

Application of phosphate solubilizing bacteria in immobilization of Pb and Cd in soil.Yuan Z. Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Inland Waters and Marine Microbiome

Impact of Phaeobacter inhibens on marine eukaryote-associated microbial communities.Dittmann KK. Environmental Microbiology Reports

Novel T4 bacteriophages associated with black band disease in corals.Buerger P. Environmental Microbiology

Environmental conditions affect activity and associated microorganisms of marine sponges.Batista D. Marine Environmental Research

The link between the microbial ecology, gene expression, and biokinetics of denitrifying polyphosphate-accumulating systems under different electron acceptor combinations.Vieira A. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Antibiotics/Probiotics

Ecology determines how low antibiotic concentration impacts community composition and horizontal transfer of resistance genes. Cairns J. Communications Biology

Metabolome/ Proteomics

Metaproteomics Study of the Gut Microbiome.Lai LA. Methods Molecular Biology: Functional Proteomics

COMMENTARY: Making the Case for Functional Proteomics. Perkins RC. Methods Molecular Biology: Functional Proteomics

REVIEW:Metabolome analysis for investigating host-gut microbiota interactions.Chen MX. Journal of Formosan Medical Association

September 15, 2018

Have a nice weekend! Today, we have several papers, covering different aspects of the microbiome! Some highlights (in bold): the role of microbiota in cancer immunotherapy success; interesting study about the lung microbiota and smoking; changes in gut microbiota in asthma patients, microbiota changes in high-salt feces; an interesting article about the potential effect of dogs in veteran rehabilitation; a review about periodontitis and the microbiome; a ecophylogenetic study about mammalian microbiome, and more!

 

Human and General Microbiome

Metagenomic Approaches for Understanding New Concepts in Microbial Science – Luana de Fátima Alves – International Journal of Genomics

Review: Epigenetic Mechanisms Link Maternal Diets and Gut Microbiome to Obesity in the Offspring – Yuanyuan Li – Frontiers in Genetics

Review: NLRP3 inflammasome in colitis and colitis-associated colorectal cancer – Agampodi Promoda Perera – Mammalian Genome

Oral Microbiome Shifts From Caries-Free to Caries-Affected Status in 3-Year-Old Chinese Children: A Longitudinal Study – He Xu – Frontiers in Microbiology

Review: Roles of intestinal microbiota in response to cancer immunotherapy – Jing Cong – European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases

Intestinal dysbiosis and hormonal neuroendocrine secretion in the fibromyalgic patient: Relationship and correlations – Giovanni Tomasello – Biomedical Papers

Macroecology to Unite All Life, Large and Small – Ashley Shade – Trends in Ecology and Evolution

Dichotomous development of the gut microbiome in preterm infants – Thao T. B. Ho – Microbiome

Smoking is associated with quantifiable differences in the human lung DNA virome and metabolome – Ann C. Gregory – Respiratory Research

A metagenome-wide association study of gut microbiota in asthma in UK adults – Qi Wang – BMC Microbiology

The Cutaneous Microbiome and Wounds: New Molecular Targets to Promote Wound Healing – Taylor R. Johnson – International Journal of Molecular Sciences

Phthalate Exposure and Odds of Bacterial Vaginosis Among U.S. Reproductive-Aged Women, NHANES 2001-2004 – Ruth J.Geller – Reproductive Toxicology

Para-cresol production by Clostridium difficile affects microbial diversity and membrane integrity of Gram-negative bacteria – Ian J. Passmore – PLoS Pathogens

Salt in stools is associated with obesity, gut halophilic microbiota and Akkermansia muciniphila depletion in humans – E. H. Seck – International Journal of Obesity

The local microbiome after pediatric bladder augmentation: intestinal segments and the native urinary bladder host similar mucosal microbiota – Z.F. Kispal – Journal of Pediatric Urology

The Gut-Brain Axis in Alzheimer’s Disease and Omega-3. A Critical Overview of Clinical Trials – Francesca La Rosa – Nutrients

Associations between Flavonoid Intakes and Gut Microbiota in a Group of Adults with Cystic Fibrosis – Li Li – Nutrients

Review: Insights into the Human Virome Using CRISPR Spacers from Microbiomes – Claudio Hidalgo-Cantabrana – Viruses

Review: Probiotics in the Treatment of Colorectal Cancer –  Robert Hendler – Medicines

Airway Microbiota Dynamics Uncover a Critical Window for Interplay of Pathogenic Bacteria and Allergy in Childhood Respiratory Disease – Shu Mei Teo – Cell Host and Microbe

Human skin volatiles: Passive sampling and GC × GC-ToFMS analysis as a tool to investigate the skin microbiome and interactions with anthropophilic mosquito disease vectors – Alexis P. Roodt – Journal of Chromatography B

Commentary: Regulating stool for microbiota transplantation – Pilar N. Ossorio – Gut Microbes

Associations between the gut microbiota and host responses to high altitude – J. Philip Karl – Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology

Exploring service dogs for rehabilitation of veterans with PTSD: A microbiome perspective – Andrew J.,Billera Hoisington – Rehabilitation Psychology

Mucosal associated invariant T cells from human breast ducts mediate a Th17-skewed response to bacterially exposed breast carcinoma cells – Nicholas A. Zumwalde – Breast Cancer Research

Periodontitis and the microbiome: a systematic review and meta-analysis – Fabrizio Guerra – Minerva Stomatologica

Formal Comment: The microbiome and the human: A reply to Parke and colleagues – Tobias Rees – PLoS Biology

Microbiota-gut-brain research: a critical analysis – Katarzyna B. Hooks – Behavioral and Brain Sciences

 

Animal Microbiome

Ecophylogenetics Clarifies the Evolutionary Association between Mammals and Their Gut Microbiota – Christopher A. Gaulke – mBio

The Inhibitory Innate Immune Sensor NLRP12 Maintains a Threshold against Obesity by Regulating Gut Microbiota Homeostasis – Agnieszka D. Truax – Cell Host and Microbe

American ginseng microbial metabolites attenuate DSS-induced colitis and abdominal pain – Chong-Zhi Wang – International Immunopharmacology

Impact of violacein from Chromobacterium violaceum on the mammalian gut microbiome – Heidi Pauer – PLoS ONE

Bacterial community composition in the salivary glands of triatomines (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) – Michele Souza Lima – PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases

Postnatal Administration of Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 Ameliorates Perinatal Broad-Spectrum Antibiotic-Induced Reduction in Myelopoiesis and T cell Activation in Mouse Pups – Eva Fuglsang – Molecular Nutrition and Food Research

Absorption of Codonopsis pilosula Saponins by Coexisting Polysaccharides Alleviates Gut Microbial Dysbiosis with Dextran Sulfate Sodium-Induced Colitis in Model Mice – Yaping Jing – BioMed Research International

Tributyrin Supplementation Protects Immune Responses and Vasculature and Reduces Oxidative Stress in the Proximal Colon of Mice Exposed to Chronic-Binge Ethanol Feeding – B. Glueck – Journal of Immunology Research

Fecal Hyodeoxycholic Acid Is Correlated With Tylosin-Induced Microbiome Changes in Growing Pigs – Michaela P. Trudeau – Frontiers in Veterinary Science

Yeast Probiotics Shape the Gut Microbiome and Improve the Health of Early-Weaned Piglets – Jinqiang Xu – Frontiers in Microbiology

Probiotic Bacillus amyloliquefaciens C-1 Improves Growth Performance, Stimulates GH/IGF-1, and Regulates the Gut Microbiota of Growth-Retarded Beef Calves – Renjia Du – Frontiers in Microbiology

The Microbiome of the Gastrointestinal Tract of a Range-Shifting Marine Herbivorous Fish – Jacquelyn Jones – Frontiers in Microbiology

Intestinal Microbiome-Metabolome Responses to Essential Oils in Piglets – Yuan Li – Frontiers in Microbiology

Review: Managing the Microbial Community of Marine Fish Larvae: A Holistic Perspective for Larviculture – Olav Vadstein – Frontiers in Microbiology

Functional modulation of caecal fermentation and microbiota in rat by feeding bean husk as a dietary fibre supplement – H. Myint – Beneficial Microbes

Effects of short-term fasting on in vivo rumen microbiota and in vitro rumen fermentation characteristics – Jong Nam Kim – Asian-Australian Journal of Animal Sciences

The effect of exposure to high altitude and low oxygen on intestinal microbial communities in mice – Wei Zhang – PLoS ONE

 

Food Microbiome

Lactic Acid Bacterium Population Dynamics in Artisan Sourdoughs Over One Year of Daily Propagations Is Mainly Driven by Flour Microbiota and Nutrients – Fabio Minervini – Frontiers in Microbiology

Effect of Pressure, Reconstituted RTE Meat Microbiota, and Antimicrobials on Survival and Post-pressure Growth of Listeria monocytogenes on Ham – Januana S. Teixeira – Frontiers in Microbiology

 

Plant Microbiome

G3 PhyloChip Analysis Confirms the Promise of Plant-Based Culture Media for Unlocking the Composition and Diversity of the Maize Root Microbiome and for Recovering Unculturable Candidate Divisions/Phyla – Mohamed S. Sarhan – Microbes and Environments

Root exudates drive the soil-borne legacy of aboveground pathogen infection – Jun Yuan – Microbiome

Review: Mycorrhizal microbiomes – Mika T. Tarkka – Mycorrhiza

 

Bioinformatics

GePMI: A statistical model for personal intestinal microbiome identification – Zicheng Wang – npj Biofilms and Microbiomes

Web of microbes (WoM): a curated microbial exometabolomics database for linking chemistry and microbes – Suzanne M. Kosina – BMC Microbiology

 

Other

Temporal variability and stability of the fecal microbiome: the Multiethnic Cohort Study – Benjamin C Fu – Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention

A flavin-based extracellular electron transfer mechanism in diverse Gram-positive bacteria – Samuel H. Light – Nature

 

September 4, 2018

Have a nice Tuesday! Today, in Microbiome Digest: reviews about the role of gut microbiota and neuroimmune interactions in multiple sclerosis, gut microbiome and transplantation and the publication of a guidelines for the use of fecal microbiota transplant for C. difficile infection, and more!

 

Human and General Microbiome

Review: Gut microbiota, cannabinoid system and neuroimmune interactions: New perspectives in multiple sclerosis – L. Mestre –  Biochemical Pharmacology

Recent advances in basic science: Small metabolites, possible big changes: a microbiota-centered view of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease – Huikuan Chu – Gut

Review: Necrotizing enterocolitis: The intestinal microbiome, metabolome and inflammatory mediators – Josef Neu – Seminars in Fetal and Neonatal Medicine

Review: Challenges and Approaches in Microbiome Research: From Fundamental to Applied – Chrysi Sergaki – Frontiers in Plant Science

Editorials: The gut microbiome and transplantation: An amazon jungle – Shivank Madan – The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation

The use of faecal microbiota transplant as treatment for recurrent or refractory Clostridium difficile infection and other potential indications: joint British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) and Healthcare Infection Society (HIS) guidelines – Benjamin H. Mullish – Journal of Hospital Infection

Transplanting the pulmonary virome: Dynamics of transient populations – Alicia B. Mitchell – The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation

Shifts in intestinal microbiota after duodenal exclusion favor glycemic control and weight loss: a randomized controlled trial – Ramon V. Cortez – Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases

Paired analysis of the microbiota between surface tissue swabs and biopsies from pediatric patients undergoing adenotonsillectomy – James Johnston – International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology

The bacterial community and local lymphocyte response are markedly different in patients with recurrent tonsillitis compared to obstructive sleep apnoea – James Johnston  – International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology

Diet during Pregnancy and Infancy and the Infant Intestinal Microbiome – Jessica H. Savage – The Journal of Pediatrics

Study of Microbiomes in Aseptically Collected Samples of Human Breast Tissue Using Needle Biopsy and the Potential Role of in situ Tissue Microbiomes for Promoting Malignancy – Shen Meng – Frontiers in Oncology

Population-level analysis of Blastocystis subtype prevalence and variation in the human gut microbiota – Raul Y Tito – Gut

Low nadir CD4+ T-cell counts predict gut dysbiosis in HIV-1 infection – Yolanda Guillén – Mucosal Immunology

Detecting eukaryotic microbiota with single-cell sensitivity in human tissue – Susanne Lager – Microbiome

 

Animal Microbiome

Functional Gut Microbiota Remodeling Contributes to the Caloric Restriction-Induced Metabolic Improvements – Salvatore Fabbiano – Cell Metabolism

An intact microbiota is required for the gastrointestinal toxicity of the immunosuppressant mycophenolate mofetil – Kyle L. Flannigan – The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation

Intestinal Pathology and Gut Microbiota Alterations in a Methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP) Mouse Model of Parkinson’s Disease – Feng Lai – Neurochemical Research

Environmental temperature alters the digestive performance and gut microbiota of a terrestrial amphibian – Samantha S. Fontaine – Journal of Experimental Biology

Probiotic product enhances susceptibility of mice to cryptosporidiosis – Bruno C. M. Oliveira – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Gut microbiome correlates with altered striatal dopamine receptor expression in a model of compulsive alcohol seeking – Kshitij S. Jadhav – Neuropharmacology

Composition of the teat canal and intramammary microbiota of dairy cows subjected to antimicrobial dry cow therapy and internal teat sealant – Hooman Derakhshani – Journal of Dairy Science

Bacteria and bacterial products: Foe and friends to Caenorhabditis elegans – Fazlurrahman Khan – Microbiological Research

Enterobacteriaceae are essential for the modulation of colitis severity by fungi – Bruno Sovran – Microbiome

Impacts of polystyrene microplastic on the gut barrier, microbiota and metabolism of mice – Yuanxiang Jin – Science of The Total Environment

Data Article: Data on changes to mucosal inflammation and the intestinal microbiota following dietary micronutrients in genetically susceptible hosts – J.F. Pierre – Data in Brief

 

Food Microbiome

A vegetable fermentation facility hosts distinct microbiomes reflecting the production environment – Jonah E. Einson – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Lifestyles of sourdough lactobacilli – Do they matter for microbial ecology and bread quality? – Michael G. Gänzle – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Cheese brines from Danish dairies reveal a complex microbiota comprising several halotolerant bacteria and yeasts – Martin Kragelund Haastrup – International Journal of Food Microbiology

 

Soil or Waste Microbiome

Functional biodiversity and plasticity of methanogenic biomass from a full-scale mesophilic anaerobic digester treating nitrogen-rich agricultural wastes – J.Ruiz-Sánchez – Science of The Total Environment

Distinct rhizosphere effect on active and total bacterial communities in paddy soils – Hu Li – Science of The Total Environment

Arsenic contamination influences microbial community structure and putative arsenic metabolism gene abundance in iron plaque on paddy rice root – Min Hu – Science of The Total Environment

Compost-bulking agents reduce the reservoir of antibiotics and antibiotic resistance genes in manures by modifying bacterial microbiota – Jin Zhang – Science of The Total Environment

 

Beneficial Microbes and Compounds

Cross-feeding amongst probiotic bacterial strains on prebiotic inulin involving the extracellular exo-inulinase of Lactobacillus paracasei strain W20 – Markus C.L. Boger – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Identification of naringin metabolites mediated by human intestinal microbes with stable isotope-labeling method and UFLC-Q-TOF-MS/MS – Taobin Chen – Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis

 

Bioinformatics

A two-stage hidden Markov model design for biomarker detection, with application to microbiome research – Yi-Hui Zhou – Statistics in Biosciences