May 14, 2022

Human and General Microbiome

Gut Microbiome

Noninvasive assessment of gut function using transcriptional recording sentinel cells – Florian Schmidt – Science

Perspective about this paper: Recording bacterial responses to changes in the gut environment – Liron Zahavi – Science

Contribution of the Microbiome to Western Diet-Induced Gene Expression Changes in the Intestine and Vasculature – Alyssa N Cavalier – FASEB Journal

The Gut Microbiota Metabolite Succinate promotes Adipose Tissue Browning in Crohn’s Disease – D Monfort-Ferré – Journal of Crohn’s & Colitis

Changes in Gut Microbiome Composition with Healthy Aging in Humans: Links to Vascular Endothelial Function – Nathan Greenberg – FASEB Journal

The Gut Microbiota Modulates Gene Expression in the Kidney – Brittni Moore – FASEB Journal

Rapid evolution and strain turnover in the infant gut microbiome – Daisy W Chen – Genome Research

Review: The role of short-chain fatty acids in Clostridioides difficile infection: A review – Zi-Rou Ouyang – Anaerobe

Respiratory Microbiome

Lung microbiome composition and bronchial epithelial gene expression in patients with COPD versus healthy individuals: a bacterial 16S rRNA gene sequencing and host transcriptomic analysis – Mohammadali Yavari Ramsheh – The Lancet. Microbe

Therapeutic Targeting of the Respiratory Microbiome – Sanjay H Chotirmall – American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

Temporal Dynamics of the Nasopharyngeal Microbiome and its Relationship with Childhood Asthma Exacerbation – Jinpao Hou – Microbiology Spectrum

Oral Microbiome

Role of Oral Microbiota Biofilms in Recurrent Tonsillitis and Sleep-Disordered Breathing in Children – Thibault Allain – FASEB Journal

Oral Microbiota of Amazonian Kichwa Infants From Equador During the First Six Months of Life – Diana Maldonado Lino – FASEB Journal

Child saliva microbiota and caries: a randomized controlled maternal education trial in rural Uganda – Grace K M Muhoozi – Scientific Reports

Microbiome and Cancer

Review: Gut microbiota: Role and Association with Tumorigenesis in Different Malignancies – Altamas Ali – Molecular Biology Reports

Fusobacterium nucleatum as a Marker for Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition in Colorectal Cancer – Angela Huang – FASEB Journal

L-norvaline affects the proliferation of breast cancer cells based on the microbiome and metabolome analysis – Qin Zhu – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Microbiome across Age

Integrative multiomics analysis reveals host-microbe-metabolite interplays associated with the aging process in Singaporeans – Liwei Chen – Gut Microbes

Association of antibiotics exposure within the first 2 years after birth with subsequent childhood type 1 diabetes – Dahye Lee – Endocrine

Review: The resistance within: Antibiotic disruption of the gut microbiome and resistome dynamics in infancy – Robert Thänert – Cell Host & Microbe

Review: The developing infant gut microbiome: A strain-level view – Hagay Enav – Cell Host & Microbe

Multi-site Microbiome

The healthy female microbiome across body sites: effect of hormonal contraceptives and the menstrual cycle – Maria Christine Krog – Human Reproduction

Multi-scale study of the oral and gut environments in children with high and low threshold peanut allergy – Lingdi Zhang – The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Beneficial Microbes and Compounds

Supplementation with a probiotic mixture accelerates gut microbiome maturation and reduces intestinal inflammation in extremely preterm infants – Jumana Samara – Cell host & Microbe

Review: Effective Regulation of Gut Microbiota With Probiotics and Prebiotics May Prevent or Alleviate COVID-19 Through the Gut-Lung Axis – Lei Xu – Frontiers in Pharmacology

Review: A Reciprocal Link Between Gut Microbiota, Inflammation and Depression: A Place for Probiotics? – Ahmed Eltokhi – Frontiers in Neuroscience

Animal Model Microbiome

Reduced housing density improves statistical power of murine gut microbiota studies – Amber Russell – Cell Reports

Investigation of Effects of Hyperglycaemia on the Lung Microbiome in Diabetic Mice – Stanislavs Vasiljevs – FASEB Journal

Dietary Impacts on Changes in Diversity and Abundance of the Murine Microbiome During Progression and Treatment of Cancer – Holly Paden – FASEB Journal

Impact of Gut R. torques on Type 2 Diabetes in Selenium-deficient Mice – Ying-Chen Huang – FASEB Journal

Interaction between gut microbiota dysbiosis and lung infection as gut-lung axis caused by Streptococcus suis in mouse model – Wenjie Yang – Microbiological Research

The influence of maternal unhealthy diet on maturation of offspring gut microbiota in rat – Kyoko Hasebe – Animal Microbiome

Lactoferrin modulates gut microbiota and Toll-like receptors (TLRs) in mice with dysbiosis induced by antibiotics – Andrea Bellés – Food & Function

Non-Model Animal Microbiome

Serotonin modulates insect gut bacterial community homeostasis – Tian Zeng – BMC Biology

Plant and Soil Microbiome

Natural variation in root exudation of GABA and DIMBOA impacts the maize root endosphere and rhizosphere microbiomes – Peng Wang – Journal of Experimental Botany

Beyond the snapshot: identification of the timeless, enduring indicator microbiome informing soil fertility and crop production in alkaline soils – Jianwei Zhang – Environmental Microbiome

Environmental Microbiome

The role of microbiome in carbon sequestration and environment security during wastewater treatment – Xuefeng Zhu – The Science of the Total Environment

Bioinformatics and Microbiome Analysis

Variational Approximation-Based Model Selection for Microbial Network Inference – Shibu Yooseph – Journal of Computational Biology

Review: Opportunities and challenges of using metagenomic data to bring uncultured microbes into cultivation – Sijia Liu – Microbiome

May 11, 2022

General microbiome

[REVIEW]Cross-talk between the microbiome and chronic inflammation in esophageal cancer: potential driver of oncogenesis – Sharma et al. – Cancer and Metastasis Reviews

Systematic and quantitative view of the antiviral arsenal of prokaryotes – Tesson et al. – Nature Communications

Pregnancy and early life

A randomized controlled trial of the effects of whole grains versus refined grains diets on the microbiome in pregnancy – Sun et al. – Scientific Reports

Should we modulate the neonatal microbiome and what should be the goal? – van Best – Microbiome

[Commentary]Space travel and early childhood gut microbiome: is space dirty enough to raise a child? – Loh, Henriques & Tang – Future Microbiology

Human skin microbiome

[PREPRINT]On-person adaptive evolution of Staphylococcus aureus during treatment for atopic dermatitis – Key et al. – bioRxiv

Human oral microbiome

Oral microbiome of Crohn’s Disease patients with and without oral manifestations – Hu et al. – Journal of Crohn’s and Colitis

Integrating the salivary microbiome in the forensic toolkit by 16S rRNA gene: potential application in body fluid identification and biogeographic inference – Liang et al. – International Journal of Legal Medicine

Human gut microbiome

An approach for evaluating the effects of dietary fiber polysaccharides on the human gut microbiome and plasma proteome – Delannoy-Bruno et al. – PNAS

A randomization-based causal inference framework for uncovering environmental exposure effects on human gut microbiota – Sommer et al. – PLOS Computational Biology

Microbiota and gastric cancer – Bessede & Megraud – Seminars in Cancer Biology

[REVIEW]Host—microbial interactions in metabolic diseases: from diet to immunity – Lee & Park – Journal of Microbiology

A randomized controlled trial for response of microbiome network to exercise and diet intervention in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease – Cheng et al. – Nature Communications

Animal experiments

Sex-dependent host-microbiome dynamics in zebrafish: Implications for toxicology and gastrointestinal physiology – Martyniuk et al. – Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part D: Genomics and Proteomics

Comprehensive 16S rRNA and metagenomic data from the gut microbiome of aging and rejuvenation mouse models – Shin et al. – Scientific data

A total infectome approach to understand the etiology of infectious disease in pigs – Huang et al. – Microbiome

Synergistic interaction of gut microbiota enhances the growth of nematode through neuroendocrine signaling – Lo et al. – Current Biology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Unraveling global and diazotrophic bacteriomes of boreal forest floor feather mosses and their environmental drivers at the ecosystem and at the plant scale in North America – Renaudin, Laforest-Lapointe & Bellenger – Science of The Total Environment

Water and extremophile microbiome (sea, rivers, lakes, glaciers, permafrost, high-salt)

Antimicrobial resistance in Antarctica: is it still a pristine environment? – Hwengwere et al. – Microbiome

[PREPRINT]Evolutionary ecology of microbial populations inhabiting deep sea sediments associated with cold seeps – Dong et al. – bioRxiv

Bioinformatics

Evaluating metagenomic assembly approaches for biome-specific gene catalogues – Delgado & Andersson – Microbiome

Compare the performance of multiple binary classification models in microbial high-throughput sequencing datasets – Xu et al. – Science of The Total Environment

May 7, 2022

Human and General Microbiome

Signature of Alzheimer’s Disease in Intestinal Microbiome: Results From the AlzBiom Study – Christoph Laske – Frontiers in Neuroscience

The Fungal Gut Microbiome Exhibits Reduced Diversity and Increased Relative Abundance of Ascomycota in Severe COVID-19 Illness and Distinct Interconnected Communities in SARS-CoV-2 Positive Patients – Johanna Reinold – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

The associations between low abundance of Mycoplasma hominis and female fecundability: a pregnancy-planning cohort study – Xiang Hong – BMC Microbiology

Insights into the Profile of the Human Expiratory Microbiota and Its Associations with Indoor Microbiotas – Yin Zhang – Environmental Science & Technology

Oral microbiome of Crohn’s Disease patients with and without oral manifestations – Shijia Hu – Journal of Crohn’s & Colitis

Systematic Review: SARS-CoV-2 and Prevotella spp.: friend or foe? A systematic literature review – Zohreh Tamanai-Shacoori – Journal of Medical Microbiology

Review: The Game for Three: Salmonella-Host-Microbiota Interaction Models – Krzysztof Grzymajlo – Frontiers in Microbiology

Review: Host gene effects on gut microbiota in type 1 diabetes – Keyu Guo – Biochemical Society Transactions

Minireview: Host-microbial interactions in metabolic diseases: from diet to immunity – Ju-Hyung Lee – Journal of Microbiology

Preprint: Bacterial association with metals enables in vivo tracking of microbiota using magnetic resonance imaging – Sarah C Donnelly – bioRxiv

Beneficial Microbes and Compounds

Natural Garlic Organosulfur Compounds Prevent Metabolic Disorder of Lipid and Glucose by Increasing Gut Commensal Bacteroides acidifaciens – Keyu Chen – Journal of Agricultural and food Chemistry

Animal Model Microbiome

Circulating gut microbiota-related metabolites influence endothelium plaque lesion formation in ApoE knockout rats – Hsiao-Li Chuang – PloS ONE

Depletion of the gut microbiota enhances the blood pressure-lowering effect of captopril: implication of the gut microbiota in resistant hypertension – Jun Kyoung – Hypertension Research

Non-Model Animal Microbiome

Fecal microbiota and diets of muskox female adults and calves – Ji-Yeon Cheon – Ecology and Evolution

Temporal Changes in Gut Microbiota Composition and Pollen Diet Associated with Colony Weakness of a Stingless Bee – Karen Luisa Haag – Microbial Ecology

Interaction between MHC diversity and constitution, gut microbiota and Astrovirus infections in a neotropical bat – Ramona Fleischer – Molecular Ecology

Review: Symbiont transmission in marine sponges: reproduction, development, and metamorphosis – Tyler J Carrier – BMC Biology

Preprint: A new microbiological weapon against lepidopteran pests – Vyacheslav Martemyanov – bioRxiv

Environmental Microbiome

Associations between bacterial communities and microplastics from surface seawater of the Northern Patagonian area of Chile – Patricia Aguila-Torres – Environmental Pollution

Plant and Soil Microbiome

Identification of beneficial and detrimental bacteria impacting sorghum responses to drought using multi-scale and multi-system microbiome comparisons – Mingsheng Qi – The ISME Journal

A metagenomic study of the bacteria in snow algae microbiomes – Kurt Michael Yakimovich – Canadian Journal of Microbiology

Soil microbial diversity and functional profiling of a tropical rainforest of a highly dissected low hill from the upper Itaya river basin revealed by analysis of shotgun metagenomics sequencing data – Marianela Cobos – Data in Brief

Bioinformatics and Data Analysis

Accessible analysis of longitudinal data with linear mixed effects models – Jessica I Murphy – Disease Models & Mechanisms

Scalable in-memory processing of omics workflows – Vadim Elisseev – Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal

DBSCAN-SWA: An Integrated Tool for Rapid Prophage Detection and Annotation – Rui Gan – Frontiers in Genetics

A New Approach to Testing Mediation of the Microbiome at Both the Community and Individual Taxon Levels – Ye Yue – Bioinformatics

May 6, 2022

Happy Friday! Today’s microbiome digest is a grab bag of articles on topics such as antibiotic cycling and bacterial contamination in surgery, phage isolated from diseased seafood, and microbial communities in snuff. I was particularly interested to see the article focused on degradation genes found in steel industrial soil communities. Finally, I enjoyed checking out two preprints on oral microbiota in Agta, a group of hunter-gatherers from the Philippines.

General microbiome

Preprint: The making of the oral microbiome in Agta hunter-gatherers – Dobon et al. – bioRxiv

Preprint: Microbial population dynamics decouple nutrient affinity from environmental concentration – Fink et al. – bioRxiv

Beneath the surface: Amino acid variation underlying two decades of dengue virus antigenic dynamics in Bangkok, Thailand – Huang et al. – PLOS Pathogens

Preprint: Hunter-gatherer oral microbiomes are shaped by contact network structure – Muscitto et al. – bioRxiv

Which vaccine attributes foster vaccine uptake? A cross-country conjoint experiment – Stöckli et al. – PLOS ONE

Associations between microbial communities and key chemical constituents in U.S. domestic moist snuff – Tyxobert et al. – PLOS ONE

Multi-site human microbiome

Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection, immune activation, and risk of HIV acquisition – Bender Ignacio et al. – PLOS ONE

The effects of antibiotic cycling and mixing on acquisition of antibiotic resistant bacteria in the ICU: A post-hoc individual patient analysis of a prospective cluster-randomized crossover study – van Duijin et al. – PLOS ONE

Human gut microbiome

Efficacy of laparotomy sponges to reduce bacterial contamination using an in vitro gastrointestinal surgery model – Bezhentseva et al. – PLOS ONE

Animal experiments

Virulence and antimicrobial resistance gene profiles of Staphylococcus aureus associated with clinical mastitis in cattle – Neelam et al. – PLOS ONE

Preexisting Trichinella spiralis infection attenuates the severity of Pseudomonas aeruginosa-induced pneumonia – Rong Long et al. – PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Metagenomic analysis for taxonomic and functional potential of Polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and Polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) degrading bacterial communities in steel industrial soil – Sandhu et al. – PLOS ONE

Water and extremophile microbiome

Transcriptomic analysis of chloride tolerance in Leptospirillum ferriphilum DSM 14647 adapted to NaCl – Rivera-Araya et al. – PLOS ONE

Food microbiology

Sole and combined effect of foliar zinc and arbuscular mycorrhizae inoculation on basmati rice growth, productivity and grains nutrient – Mehmood et al. – PLOS ONE

Characterization and complete genome sequence analysis of a newly isolated phage against Vibrio parahaemolyticus from sick shrimp in Qingdao, China – Tian et al. – PLOS ONE

Techniques

Financial incentives to increase stool collection rates for microbiome studies in adult bone marrow transplant patients – Thompson et al. – PLOS ONE

April 30, 2022

Human Microbiome

Three-dimensional imaging for the quantification of spatial patterns in microbiota of the intestinal mucosa – Octavio Mondragón-Palomino – PNAS

Global, distinctive, and personal changes in molecular and microbial profiles by specific fibers in humans – Samuel M Lancaster – Cell Host & Microbe

Comprehensive human amniotic fluid metagenomics supports the sterile womb hypothesis – HanChen Wang – Scientific Reports

Disordered development of gut microbiome interferes with the establishment of the gut ecosystem during early childhood with atopic dermatitis – Min-Jung Lee – Gut Microbes

A starch- and sucrose-reduced dietary intervention in irritable bowel syndrome patients produced a shift in gut microbiota composition along with changes in phylum, genus, and amplicon sequence variant abundances, without affecting the micro-RNA levels – Clara Nilholm – United European Gastroenterology Journal

Alterations in intestinal microbiota in ultramarathon runners – Mika Sato – Scientific Reports

Lost microbes of COVID-19: Bifidobacterium, Faecalibacterium depletion and decreased microbiome diversity associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection severity – Sabine Hazan – BMJ Open Gastroenterology

Gut microbiota alterations in critically ill older patients: a multicenter study – Mesa Victoria – BMC Geriatrics

Bone marrow transplantation induces changes in the gut microbiota that chronically increase the cytokine response pattern of splenocytes – Saeed Katiraei – Scientific Reports

Gut microbial β-glucuronidases regulate host luminal proteases and are depleted in irritable bowel syndrome – Adam L Edwinson – Nature Microbiology

Review: Communication between the gut microbiota and peripheral nervous system in health and chronic disease – Tyler M Cook – Gut Microbe

Systematic Review: Adverse events in fecal microbiota transplantation: a systematic review and meta-analysis – Eliot A Rapoport – Annals of Gastroenterology

Review: Eco-evolutionary impact of ultraviolet radiation (UVR) exposure on microorganisms, with a special focus on our skin microbiome – Sandhya Rai – Microbiological Research

Beneficial Microbes and Compounds

Review: The huge clinical potential of microbiota in the treatment of pancreatic cancer: The next frontier – Zhilin Zhang – Biochimica et Biophysica Acta. Reviews on Cancer

Oral Administration of Lactobacillus paracasei N1115 on Neonatal Mice Prevents the Intestinal Inflammation in Adulthood – Yiping Xun – Letters in Applied Microbiology

Animal Model Microbiome

ABO genotype alters the gut microbiota by regulating GalNAc levels in pigs – Hui Yang – Nature

External light-dark cycle shapes gut microbiota through intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells – Chi-Chan Lee – EMBO Reports

Non-Model Animal Microbiome

Host-Associated Bacterial Communities Vary Between Daphnia galeata Genotypes but Not by Host Genetic Distance – Amruta Rajarajan – Microbial Ecology

Faecal Microbiota Divergence in Allopatric Populations of Podarcis lilfordi and P. pityusensis, Two Lizard Species Endemic to the Balearic Islands – Iris Alemany – Microbial Ecology

Gut microbiota of ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta) vary across natural and captive populations and correlate with environmental microbiota – Sally L Bornbusch – Animal Microbiome

Mechanisms of fungal community assembly in wild stoneflies moderated by host characteristics and local environment – Yu-Xi Zhu – NPJ Biofilms and Microbiomes

Changes to the gut microbiota of a wild juvenile passerine in a multidimensional urban mosaic – Öncü Maraci – Scientific Reports

Comparative study on gut microbiota in three Anura frogs from a mountain stream – Zhuo Chen – Ecology and Evolution

Plant Microbiome

Insights into the microbiome assembly during different growth stages and storage of strawberry plants – Expedito Olimi – Environmental Microbiome

More Microbes, Genes, and Proteins

Hypothesis: Does Lactobacillus reuteri influence ergothioneine levels in the human body? – Irwin K Cheah – FEBS Letters

Type VI secretion systems of pathogenic and commensal bacteria mediate niche occupancy in the gut – Antonio Serapio-Palacios – Cell Reports

Review: Utilization of glycosaminoglycans by the human gut microbiota: participating bacteria and their enzymatic machineries – Parkash Singh Rawat – Gut Microbes

Bioinformatics

DEPP: Deep Learning Enables Extending Species Trees using Single Genes – Yueyu Jiang – Systematic Biology

A deep siamese neural network improves metagenome-assembled genomes in microbiome datasets across different environments – Shaojun Pan – Nature Communications

Compositionally Aware Phylogenetic Beta-Diversity Measures Better Resolve Microbiomes Associated with Phenotype – Cameron Martino – mSystems

Review: Could Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning and Inclusion of Diet-Gut Microbiome Interactions Improve Disease Risk Prediction? Case Study: Coronary Artery Disease – Baiba Vilne – Frontiers in Microbiology

Review: Microbial dark matter: from discovery to applications – Yuguo Zha – Genomics, Proteomics & Bioinformatics

April 27, 2022

Pregnancy and early life

Maternal breast milk microbiota and immune markers in relation to subsequent development of celiac disease in offspring – Štšepetova et al. – Scientific Reports

Human gut microbiome

The gut fungal and bacterial microbiota in pediatric patients with inflammatory bowel disease introduced to treatment with anti-tumor necrosis factor-α – Ventin-Holmberg et a. – Scientific Reports

Integrated fecal microbiome–metabolome signatures reflect stress and serotonin metabolism in irritable bowel syndrome – Mujagic et al. – Gut Microbes

Diversity and distribution of sulfur metabolic genes in the human gut microbiome and their association with colorectal cancer – Wolf et al. – Microbiome

Clinical significance and intestinal microbiota composition in immunocompromised children with norovirus gastroenteritis – Lin et al. – PLOS One

Microbial Diversity and Composition in Six Different Gastrointestinal Sites among Participants Undergoing Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy in Henan, China – Li et al. – Microbiology Spectrum

A multi-omics machine learning framework in predicting the survival of colorectal cancer patients – Yang et al. – Computers in Biology and Medicine

[REVIEW]The gut microbiome as a modulator of healthy ageing – Ghosh, Shanahan & O’Toole – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Multiple sclerosis patients have an altered gut mycobiome and increased fungal to bacterial richness – Yadav et al. – PLOS One

[REVIEW]Cancer immunotherapy resistance: The impact of microbiome-derived short-chain fatty acids and other emerging metabolites – Hersi et al. – Life Sciences

Animal experiments (mouse/rat experiments, chickens/pigs on different diets)

Oral administration of Akkermansia muciniphila elevates systemic antiaging and anticancer metabolites – Grajeda-Iglesias et al. – Aging

Lower abundance of Bacteroides and metabolic dysfunction are highly associated with the post-weaning diarrhea in piglets – Ren et al. – Science China Life Sciences

Shotgun metagenomic sequencing revealed the prebiotic potential of a grain-based diet in mice – Jangid et al. – Scientific Reports

Animal microbiome

Carbendazim shapes microbiome and enhances resistome in the earthworm gut – Song et al. – Microbiome

Fungal signatures of oral disease reflect environmental degradation in a facultative avian scavenger – Pitarch et al. – Science of The Total Environment

Whole-Genome Shotgun Metagenomic Sequencing Reveals Distinct Gut Microbiome Signatures of Obese Cats – Ma et al. – Microbiology Spectrum

Species divergence in gut-restricted bacteria of social bees – Li et al. – PNAS

Bioinformatics

[PREVIEW]EggVio: a user friendly and versatile pipeline for assembly and functional annotation of shallow depth sequenced samples – Pinto, Vogel & Larose – bioRxiv

[PREVIEW]FoodMicrobionet v4: a large, integrated, open and transparent database for food bacterial communities – Parente, Zotta & Ricciardi – bioRxiv

Techniques

[PREPRINT]Run-on sequencing reveals nascent transcriptomics of the human microbiome – Vill et al. – bioRxiv

April 20, 2022

General microbiome

How the gut talks to the brain – Adamantidis – Science

Pregnancy and early life

Relationship between gut microbiome characteristics and the effect of nutritional therapy on glycemic control in pregnant women with gestational diabetes mellitus – Chen et al. – PLOS One

Dynamics of the infant gut microbiota in the first 18 months of life: the impact of maternal HIV infection and breastfeeding – Grant-Beurmann et al. – Microbiome

Human respiratory microbiome

The diagnostic value of nasal microbiota and clinical parameters in a multi-parametric prediction model to differentiate bacterial versus viral infections in lower respiratory tract infections – Li et al. – PLOS One

Human skin microbiome

The Chronic Wound Phageome: Phage Diversity and Associations with Wounds and Healing Outcomes – Verbanic, Deacon & Chen – Microbiology Spectrum

Human vaginal microbiome

Vaginal microbiota as an unusual cause of spondylodiscitis – Kolakowska et al. – Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics

Human gut microbiome

Environmental factors shaping the gut microbiome in a Dutch population – Gacesa et al. – Nature

Predictive Role of Gut Microbiota in Weight Loss Achievement after Bariatric Surgery – Gutierrez-Repiso et al. – Journal of the American College of Surgeons

Intestinal Blautia may protect against neutropenic fever in allogeneic transplant patients by augmenting the intestinal epithelium – Rashidi et al. – Clinical Infectious Diseases

Clinical Observation of the Effects of Oral Opioid on Inflammatory Cytokines and Gut Microbiota in Patients with Moderate to Severe Cancer Pain: A Retrospective Cohort Study – Wang et al. – Pain and Therapy

The human gut microbiota contributes to type-2 diabetes non-resolution 5-years after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass – Debedat et al. – Gut Microbes

The gut microbial metabolite formate exacerbates colorectal cancer progression – Ternes et al. – Nature Metabolism

Drinking water chlorination has minor effects on the intestinal flora and resistomes of Bangladeshi children – Nadimpalli et al. – Nature Microbiology

Animal experiments (mouse/rat experiments, chickens/pigs on different diets)

The microbiota-gut-brain axis participates in chronic cerebral hypoperfusion by disrupting the metabolism of short-chain fatty acids – Xiao et al. – Microbiome

Effect of gluten-free diet and antibiotics on murine gut microbiota and immune response to tetanus vaccination – Kihl et al. – PLOS One

Hawk tea prevents high-fat diet-induced obesity in mice by activating the AMPK/ACC/SREBP1c signaling pathways and regulating the gut microbiota – Tao et al. – Food & Function

Changes in gut microbiota, metabolite SCFAs, and GPR43 expression in obese diabetic mice after sleeve gastrectomy – Guo et al. – Journal of Applied Microbiology

The gut microbiome influences host diet selection behavior – Trevelline & Kohl – PNAS

High-fat diet disrupts REG3γ and gut microbial rhythms promoting metabolic dysfunction – Frazier et al. – Cell Host & Microbe

Animal microbiome (for animals in the wild)

Intrinsic and extrinsic factors influence on an omnivore’s gut microbiome – Trujillo et al. – PLOS One

Effects of Schyzocotyle acheilognathi (Yamaguti, 1934) infection on the intestinal microbiota, growth and immune reactions of grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) – Fu et al. – PLOS One

Virome in the cloaca of wild and breeding birds revealed a diversity of significant viruses – Shan et al. – Microbiome

Interspecies microbiome transplantation recapitulates microbial acquisition in mosquitoes – Coon, Hedge & Hughes

Gut microbiota promote biotransformation and bioaccumulation of arsenic in tilapia – Environmental Pollution

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Linnemannia elongata (Mortierellaceae) stimulates Arabidopsis thaliana aerial growth and responses to auxin, ethylene, and reactive oxygen species – Vandepol et al. – PLOS One

Bacterial and fungal microbiota of total mixed ration silage stored at various temperatures – Wali et al. – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Bioinformatics

Single cell genome sequencing of laboratory mouse microbiota improves taxonomic and functional resolution of this model microbial community – Lyalina – PLOS One

Techniques

THOR’s Hammer: the Antibiotic Koreenceine Drives Gene Expression in a Model Microbial Community – Hurley et al. – mBio

Microbes in the news

Bacteria generate electricity from methane

April 8, 2022

Good morning! Today’s microbiome digest is brought to you by mild insomnia induced by a mid-afternoon coffee. It includes two food related studies, one on pathogenic E. coli found in ready-to-eat foods and the other focused on a antifungal lipopeptide produced by B. velezensis isolated from honey, and an an article focused on a new approach for processing frozen lung and lavage samples for use in microbiome studies. Also included are several articles focused on the gut microbiome, and several preprints focused on soil microbiome studies. Finally, I want to highlight a piece that details the positive outcomes associated with the National Summer Undergraduate Research Project (NSURP). Registration for this year’s program is still open until April 15th, and the organizers are looking for both mentors, mentees, and donors!


Pregnancy and early life

Group B Streptococcus colonization at delivery is associated with maternal peripartum infection – Brigtsen et al. – PLOS ONE

Human gut microbiome

Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis and microbiome profile of patients in a referral gastrointestinal diseases centre in the Sudan – Elmagzoub et al. – PLOS ONE

Animal experiments

Vertical transmission of attaching and invasive E. coli from the dam to neonatal mice predisposes to more severe colitis following exposure to a colitic insult later in life – Brand et al. – PLOS ONE

Sex differences in the fecal microbiome and hippocampal glial morphology following diet and antibiotic treatment – Saxena et al. – PLOS ONE

Animal microbiome

Preprint: Anthropogenic disturbance impacts gut microbiome homeostasis in a Malagasy primate – Wasimuddin et al. – bioRxiv

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Preprint: Microclimate is a strong predictor of the native and invasive plant-associated soil microbiota on San Cristóbal Island, Galápagos archipelago – Schoenborn et al. bioRxiv

Preprint: The activity and functions of soil microbial communities in the Finnish sub-Arctic vary across vegetation types – Vitamaki et al. – bioRxiv

Preprint: Tracing carbon metabolism with stable isotope metabolomics reveals the legacy of diverse carbon sources in soil – Wilhelm et al. – bioRxiv

Water and extremophile microbiome (sea, rivers, lakes, glaciers, permafrost, high-salt)

Preprint: Culexarchaeia, a novel archaeal class of anaerobic generalists inhabiting geothermal environments – Kohtz et al. – bioRxiv

Food microbiology

Processed ready-to-eat (RTE) foods sold in Yenagoa Nigeria were colonized by diarrheagenic Escherichia coli which constitute a probable hazard to human health – Beshiru et al. – PLOS ONE

Purification and characterization of antifungal lipopeptide produced by Bacillus velezensis isolated from raw honey – Ziong et al. – PLOS ONE

Techniques

An optimized approach for processing of frozen lung and lavage samples for microbiome studies – Wiscovitch-Russo et al. – PLOS ONE

Science, publishing, and career

***National Summer Undergraduate Research Project (NSURP): A Virtual Research Experience to Deliver REAL (Retention, Equity, Access, and Life-Changing) Outcomes for Underrepresented Minorities in STEM – Johnson & Knox – JMBE

April 6, 2022

Today’s digest features studies on microbial genes of unknown function, oral microbiome of smokeless tobacco consumers, non-industrialized infant microbiome, and more news. Happy reading!

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Global microbiome

Global Distribution of mcr Gene Variants in 214K Metagenomic Samples – Hannah-Marie Martiny – mSystems

Symposium Review: After the storm—Perspectives on the taxonomy of Lactobacillaceae – Nanzhen Qiao – JDS Communications

Oral microbiome

Assessing the Effect of Smokeless Tobacco Consumption on Oral Microbiome in Healthy and Oral Cancer Patients – Rituja Saxena – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

Gut microbiome

Unravelling specific diet and gut microbial contributions to inflammatory bowel disease – Gabriel Vasconcelos Pereira – bioRxiv

Effects of caloric restriction on the gut microbiome are linked with immune senescence – Julia Sbierski-Kind – Microbiome

Tap water as a natural vehicle for microorganisms shaping the human gut microbiome – Gabriele Andrea Lugli – Environmental Microbiology

Review: Diet-gut microbiota interactions on cardiovascular disease – Xufei Zhang and Philippe Gérard – Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal

*Robust Variation in Infant Gut Microbiome Assembly Across a Spectrum of Lifestyles – Matthew R Olm – bioRxiv

Animal microbiome

Extensive metagenomic analysis of the porcine gut resistome to identify indicators reflecting antimicrobial resistance – Yunyan Zhou – Microbiome

Animal experiment

Modulation of the gut microbiome by novel synthetic glycans for the production of propionate and the reduction of cardiometabolic risk factors – Yves A Millet – bioRxiv

Plant microbiome

The phyllosphere microbiome shifts toward combating melanose pathogen – Pu-Dong Li – Microbiome

Wastewater microbiome

Near-neutral pH increased n-caprylate production in a microbiome with product inhibition of methanogenesis – Rodolfo Palomo-Briones – bioRxiv

Techniques

Review: Next-generation sequencing: insights to advance clinical investigations of the microbiome – Caroline R. Wensel – The Journal of Clinical Investigations

Metagenomics-enabled microbial surveillance – Karrie K. K. Ko – Nature Microbiology

Bioinformatics

Software testing in microbial bioinformatics: a call to action – Boas C.L. van der Putten – Microbial Genomics

Review: Machine Learning and Deep Learning Applications in Metagenomic Taxonomy and Functional Annotation – Alban Mathieu – Frontiers in Microbiology

*Unifying the known and unknown microbial coding sequence space – Chiara Vanni – eLife

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April 04, 2022

General microbiome

[REVIEW]Types and functions of heterogeneity in mycobacteria – Chung, Johnson & Aldridge – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Human breast tissue microbiome

The breast tissue microbiome, stroma, immune cells and breast cancer – Hieken et al. – Neoplasia

Human gut microbiome

Intestinal virome in patients with alcohol use disorder and after abstinence – Hsu et al. – Hepatology Communications

Sexual Dimorphism in the Gut Microbiome: Microgenderome or Microsexome? – Mulak, Larauche & Tache – J Neurogastroenterol Motil

Worms and bugs of the gut: the search for diagnostic signatures using barcoding, and metagenomics–metabolomics – Papaiakovou et al. – Parasites & Vectors

[REVIEW]Connecting the Human Microbiome and Pancreatic Cancer – Sexton et al. – Cancer and Metastasis Reviews

Mechanistic insights into consumption of the food additive xanthan gum by the human gut microbiota – Ostrowski et al. – Nature Microbiology

Strain-resolved analysis in a randomized trial of antibiotic pretreatment and maintenance dose delivery mode with fecal microbiota transplant for ulcerative colitis – Smith et al. – Scientific Reports

[PREPRINT]Ultra-deep Sequencing of Hadza Hunter-Gatherers Recovers Vanishing Microbes – Merrill et al. – bioRxiv

Animal experiments (mouse/rat experiments, chickens/pigs on different diets)

Light-Sensitive Lactococcus lactis for Microbe–Gut–Brain Axis Regulating via Upconversion Optogenetic Micro-Nano System – Pan et al. – ACS Nano

Biogeography, succession, and origin of the chicken intestinal mycobiome – Robinson et al. – Microbiome

Identification of gut microbial species linked with disease variability in a widely used mouse model of colitis – Forster et al. – Nature Microbiology

Growth promotion and antibiotic induced metabolic shifts in the chicken gut microbiome – Plata et al. – Communications Biology

Animal microbiome (for animals in the wild)

Microplastics impact the accumulation of metals in earthworms by changing the gut bacterial communities – Yang, Xu & Yu – Science of The Total Environment

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Microbial communities in sandy beaches from the three domains of life differ by microhabitat and intertidal location – Okamoto et al. – Molecular Ecology

Water and extremophile microbiome (sea, rivers, lakes, glaciers, permafrost, high-salt)

[REVIEW]Microbial metabolites in the marine carbon cycle – Moran et al. – Nature Microbiology

Bioinformatics

[PREPRINT]Controlling taxa abundance improves metatranscriptomics differential analysis – Ji & Ma – bioRxiv