April 25, 2018

Method for cell-free transcription-translation to characterize nonmodel bacteria, a review of bile acid metabolism by the gut microbiota, altitude affects on the lizard intestinal microbiota.

Events and jobs

Research Applications Programmer – UC San Diego Center for Microbiome Innovation

Pregnancy and early life

Preterm infants have distinct microbiomes not explained by mode of delivery, breastfeeding duration or antibiotic exposure – Cecilie Dahl – International Journal of Epidemiology

Multi-site human microbiome

Bifidobacteria isolated from vaginal and gut microbiomes are indistinguishable by comparative genomics – Aline C Freitas – PLOS ONE

Human skin microbiome

The Skin Commensal Yeast Malassezia globosa Thwarts Bacterial Biofilms to Benefit the Host – Giuseppe Ianiri – Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Human gut microbiome

A repeat offender: recurrent extraintestinal Clostridium difficile infection following fecal microbiota transplantation – Bradley J Gardiner – Anaerobe

Next-Generation Immune Repertoire Sequencing as a Clue to Elucidate the Landscape of Immune Modulation by Host–Gut Microbiome Interactions – Tatsuo Ichinohe – Frontiers in Immunology

Review: Metabolism of hydrogen gases and bile acids in the gut microbiome – Phillip B Hylemon – FEBS Letters

Animal experiments

Beneficial effects of a selected probiotic mixture administered to high fat-fed mice before and after the development of obesity – Marianna Roselli – Journal of Functional Foods

Emodin ameliorates ulcerative colitis by the flagellin-TLR5 dependent pathway in mice – Shuang Luo – International Immunopharmacology

Pre-print: Probiotics enhance susceptibility of mice to cryptosporidiosis – Bruno C M Oliveira – bioRxiv

Review: Using murine colitis models to analyze probiotics–host interactions – Rebeca Martín – FEMS Microbiology Reviews

Dietary Clostridium Butyricum induces a phased shift in fecal microbiota structure and increases the acetic acid-producing bacteria in a weaned piglet model – Jie Zhang – Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Animal microbiome

Changes in intestinal microbiota across an altitudinal gradient in the lizard Phrynocephalus vlangalii – Wenya Zhang – Ecology and Evolution

New York City House Mice (Mus musculus) as Potential Reservoirs for Pathogenic Bacteria and Antimicrobial Resistance Determinants – Simon H Williams – mBio

Glucocorticoids modulate gastrointestinal microbiome in a wild bird – José C Noguera – Royal Society Open Science

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Insights to plant‐microbe interactions provide opportunities to improve resistance breeding against root diseases in grain legumes – Lukas Wille – Plant, Cell & Environment

Rice Phyllosphere Bacillus Species and Their Secreted Metabolites Suppress Aspergillus flavus Growth and Aflatoxin Production In Vitro and in Maize Seeds – Subbaiah Chalivendra – Toxins

Root diameter predicts the extramatrical hyphal exploration distance of the ectomycorrhizal fungal community – Weile Chen – Ecosphere

Isolation and characterization of phosphofungi, and screening of their plant growth-promoting activities – Xiaohui Wang – AMB Express

Plants regulate the effects of experimental warming on the soil microbial community in an alpine scrub ecosystem – Zhiliang Ma – PLOS ONE

Pre-print: Effects of fertilizations on soil bacteria and fungi communities in a degraded arid steppe revealed by high through-put sequencing – Luhua Yao – PeerJ

Water and extremophile microbiome

Life on the edge: active microbial communities in the Kryos MgCl2-brine basin at very low water activity – Lea Steinle – The ISME Journal

Light availability impacts structure and function of phototrophic stream biofilms across domains and trophic levels – Mia M Bengtsson – Molecular Ecology

Bacterial Community in Water and Air of Two Sub-Alpine Lakes in Taiwan – Kshitij Tandon – Microbes and Environments

Microbes in space

Book chapter: The Search for Signatures of Life and Habitability on Planets and Moons of Our Solar System – Oliver Funke – Biological, Physical and Technical Basis of Cell Engineering

Bioinformatics

Phylogenetic Placement of Exact Amplicon Sequences Improves Associations with Clinical Information – Stefan Janssen – mSystems

Pre-print: Fusobacterium genomics using MinION and Illumina sequencing enables genome completion and correction – S Michelle Todd – bioRxiv

Pre-print: FusoPortal: An interactive repository of hybrid MinION-sequenced Fusobacterium genomes improves gene identification and characterization – Blake E Sanders – bioRxiv

Comparison of normalization methods for the analysis of metagenomic gene abundance data – Mariana Buongermino Pereira – BMC Genomics

Pre-print: Accuracy of taxonomy prediction for 16S rRNA and fungal ITS sequences – Robert C Edgar – PeerJ

Pre-print: Natural history bycatch: a pipeline for identifying metagenomic sequences in RADseq data – Iris Holmes – PeerJ

Metabolomics

Exploring the Genetic Landscape of Metabolic Phenotypes with MetaboSignal – Andrea Rodriguez-Martinez – Current Protocols in Bioinformatics

Tissue Multiplatform-Based Metabolomics/Metabonomics for Enhanced Metabolome Coverage – Panagiotis A Vorkas – Metabolic Profiling

Review: Current and future perspectives of functional metabolomics in disease studies–A review – Min Yan – Analytica Chimica Acta

Techniques

Rapid acquisition and model-based analysis of cell-free transcription–translation reactions from nonmodel bacteria – Simon J Moore – PNAS

Pre-print: Impact of DNA sequencing and analysis methods on 16S rRNA gene bacterial community analysis in dairy products – Zhengyao Xue – bioRxiv

Methodological considerations for the identification of choline and carnitine-degrading bacteria in the gut – Eleanor Jameson – Methods

More microbes

Omics and multi-omics approaches to study the biosynthesis of secondary metabolites in microorganisms – Emilia Palazzotto – Current Opinion in Microbiology

Helicobacter pylori the Latent Human Pathogen or an Ancestral Commensal Organism – Jackie Li – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbes in the news

Wiping out the gut microbiome could help with heart failure – ScienceDaily

How bacteria are changing your mood – James Gallagher – BBC News

Drinkers have more bad mouth bacteria, study finds – Susan Scutti – CNN

$11.2 million federal grant to support microorganism and disease research – EurekAlert

A Surprising Way Dogs Are Similar to Humans – Julissa Treviño – Smithsonian

Could Your Diet Be The Cause Of Your Arthritis Pain? – Robert Glatter – Forbes

Growing evidence that probiotics are good for your liver – ScienceDaily

Just being outside can improve your psychological health, and maybe your physical health too – Zoë Schlanger – Quartz

Role of Mosquito Microbiota in Reducing Malaria Transmission – JoAnna Pendergrass – American Veterinarian

A search for some of Earth’s most extreme creatures in the West Coast’s deepest underwater canyon – Amina Khan – Los Angeles Times

How plastic-eating bacteria actually work—a chemist explains – Emily Flashman – Phys.org

Far-red fluorescent silk can kill harmful bacteria as biomedical and environmental remedy – Kayla Wiles – Phys.org

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria cross oceans hidden in cargo ships – Inga Vesper – New Scientist

Fight against Zika, dengue get boost from reliable spread of bacteria – EurekAlert

Microbes on the market

Rebiotix Presents Posters at ECCMID 2018 Highlighting Microbiome Health Index™ Value Potential and RBX2660 Phase 2 Clinical Program Data – PR Newswire

Kaleido Biosciences Announces Appointment of Joshua Brumm as Chief Financial Officer – Citizen Tribune

Science, career, and publishing

Pre-print: Aligning interests: Integrating Citizen Science Efforts into Schools Through Service Requirements – Ginger Tsueng – bioRxiv

Randomly auditing research labs could be an affordable way to improve research quality: A simulation study – Adrian G Barnett – PLOS ONE

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April 24, 2018

Today, after a hiatus, we have a new and big digest. Have a good Tuesday!

Gut Or General Microbiome

Editorial: Metagenomics, culturomics, and the human gut microbiota – Sophie Amrane – Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy

Review: Disruptions in gut microbial-host co-metabolism and the development of metabolic disorders – Cynthia Rajani – Clinical Science

Metabolic retroconversion of trimethylamine N-oxide and the gut microbiota – Lesley Hoyles – Microbiome

Review: Factors influencing horizontal gene transfer in the intestine – Ximin Zeng – Animal Health Research Reviews

Commentary: Help, hope and hype: ethical considerations of human microbiome research and applications – Yonghui Ma – Protein & Cell

A System Biology Perspective on Environment-Host-Microbe Interactions – Lianmin Chen – Human Molecular Genetics

Comment on: effects of sleeve gastrectomy on the composition and diurnal oscillation of gut microbiota related to the metabolic improvements – Tammy L.Kindel – Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases

Dietary Interventions to Modulate the Gut Microbiome—How Far Away Are We From Precision Medicine – Francesca De Filippis – Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Targeting the gut microbiome to treat the osteoarthritis of obesity – Eric M. Schott – JCI Insight

Increased prevalence of pathogenic bacteria in the gut microbiota of infants at risk of developing celiac disease: the PROFICEL study – Marta Olivares –  Gut Microbes

Genome sequence and description of Gracilibacillus timonensis sp. nov. strain Marseille-P2481T , a moderate halophilic bacterium isolated from the human gut microflora – Awa Diop – Microbiology Open

Inflammasomes make the case for littermate-controlled experimental design in studying host-microbiota interactions – Michail Mamantopoulos – Gut Microbes

No Significant Association Between the Fecal Microbiome and the Presence of Irritable Bowel Syndrome-type Symptoms in Patients with Quiescent Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Oliver Shutkever –  Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Research Highlight: Microbiome promotes pancreatic cancer – Iain Dickson – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Deciphering human gut microbiota-nutrient interactions: a role for biochemistry – Carina Chittim – Biochemistry

Letter: Defining the Impact of Host Genotypes on Microbiota Composition Requires Meticulous Control of Experimental Variables –  Andy Wullaert – Cell Immunity

Review: Engineered Human Gastrointestinal Cultures to Study the Microbiome and Infectious Diseases – Sarah E.Blutt – Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology

The Role of Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor in the Function of Intestinal Barrier – Milica Vujicic- Scientific Reports

Perspective: Urbanization and the gut microbiota in health and inflammatory bowel disease – Tao Zuo – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology

A systems biology approach to predict and characterize human gut microbial metabolites in colorectal cancer – QuanQiu Wang – Scientific Reports

Review: The human gut microbiota: metabolism and perspective in obesity – Aline Corado Gomes – Gut Microbes

Association between the Dietary Inflammatory Index (DII) and urinary enterolignans and C-reactive protein from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey-2003-2008 – Nitin Shivappa – European Journal of Nutrition

Case Report: The Effect of Fecal Microbiota Transplantation on a Child with Tourette Syndrome – Huijun Zhao – Case Reports in Medicine

Current evidence linking diet to gut microbiota and brain development and function – Florencia Ceppa – International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition

Using standard microbiome reference groups to simplify beta-diversity analyses and facilitate independent validation – Marlena Maziarz – Bioinformatics

Review: Gut microbiota, metabolism and psychopathology: A critical review and novel perspectives – Robin N. Groen – Critical Reviews in Clinical Laboratory Sciences

The Role of Gut Microbiota in Obesity and Type 2 and Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus: New Insights into “Old” Diseases – Igor Alexander Harsch – Medical Sciences

Biogeography and environmental conditions shape bacteriophage-bacteria networks across the human microbiome – Geoffrey D. Hannigan – PLoS Computational Biology

 

Respiratory Microbiome

Prenatal antibiotic exposure and childhood asthma: a population-based study – Keely Loewen – European Respiratory Journal

Impact of gut colonization with butyrate producing microbiota on respiratory viral infection following allo-HCT – Bastiaan W. Haak – Blood

Oropharyngeal and nasopharyngeal decontamination with chlorhexidine gluconate in lung cancer surgery: a randomized clinical trial – Xavier Benoit D’Journo – Intensive Care Medicine

Impact of Long-Term Erythromycin Therapy on the Oropharyngeal Microbiome and Resistance Gene Reservoir in Non-Cystic Fibrosis Bronchiectasis – Jocelyn M. Choo – mSphere

Neonates colonized with pathogenic bacteria in the airways have a low-grade systemic inflammation – Nadia Rahman Fink – Allergy

Next-Generation Immune Repertoire Sequencing as a Clue to Elucidate the Landscape of Immune Modulation by Host–Gut Microbiome Interactions – Tatsuo Ichinohe – Frontiers in Immunology

 

Oral Microbiome

Metagenomic analysis of oral microbiome in young children aged 6‐8 y living in a rural isolated Chinese province – Yuan Xu – Oral Diseases

Microbiota and Metatranscriptome Changes Accompanying the Onset of Gingivitis – Emily M. Nowicki – mBio

Do we treat our patients or rather periodontal microbes with adjunctive antibiotics in periodontal therapy? A 16S rDNA microbial community analysis – Daniel Hagenfeld – PLoS One

The interplay between oral microbiome, lifestyle factors and genetic polymorphisms in the risk of oral squamous cell carcinoma – Jenn-Ren Hsiao – Carcinogenesis

Dynamic Alterations in Salivary Microbiota Related to Dental Caries and Age in Preschool Children With Deciduous Dentition: A 2-Year Follow-Up Study – Lei Xu – Frontiers in Physiology

 

Reproductive / Urinary tract Microbiome

How uterine microbiota might be responsible for a receptive, fertile endometrium – Marilen Benner – Human Reproduction Update

Culturing of female bladder bacteria reveals an interconnected urogenital microbiota – Krystal Thomas-White – Nature Communications

 

Fecal Microbiota Transplant

Editorial: Is fecal microbiota transplantation a temporary patch for treatment of Clostridium difficile infection or a new frontier of therapeutics? – Alexander Khoruts – Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Case Report: ANCA Vasculitis and Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis following a Fecal Microbiota Transplant – Adam Amlani – Case Reports in Rheumatology

Regional variability in fecal microbiota transplantation practices: a survey of the Southern Ontario Fecal Microbiota Transplantation Movement – Susy S. Hota – CMAJ Open

Commentary: Bacteriophage transfer during faecal microbiota transplantation in Clostridium difficile infection is associated with treatment outcome – Blessing O. Anonye – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

Fecal microbiota transplantation reverses antibiotic and chemotherapy-induced gut dysbiosis in mice – Quentin Le Bastard – Scientific Reports

 

Animal Microbiome and Animal Experiments

Evaluation of a therapy for Idiopathic Chronic Enterocolitis in rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) and linked microbial community correlates – Joshua M. Taylor​​ – PeerJ

Comparative analyses of the gut microbiota among three different wild geese species in the genus Anser – Wen Wang – Journal of Basic Microbiology

Exposure to concentrated ambient PM2.5 alters the composition of gut microbiota in a murine model – Wanjun Wang – Particle and Fibre Toxicology

Imidacloprid decreases honey bee survival but does not affect the gut microbiome – Kasie Raymann – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Letter: Bile Acids and the Microbiome in the Cow: Lack of Deoxycholic Acid Hydroxylation – Alan F. Hofmann – Lipids

Akkermansia muciniphila can reduce the damage of gluco/lipotoxicity, oxidative stress, and inflammation and normalize intestine microbiota in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats – Ling Zhang – Pathogens and Disease

The impact of genome variation and diet on the metabolic phenotype and microbiome composition of Drosophila melanogaster – Lisa Jehrke –  Scientific Reports

Fecal microbial composition associated with variation in feed efficiency in pigs depends on diet and sex – Lisanne M G Verschuren – Journal of Animal Science

Discovery of a mcr-1-bearing plasmid in commensal colistin-resistant Escherichia coli from healthy broilers in Faisalabad, Pakistan – Jiali Lv – Virulence

Pre-colonization with the commensal fungus Candida albicans reduces murine susceptibility to Clostridium difficile infection – Laura Markey – Gut Microbes

PCBs-high-fat diet interactions as mediators of gut microbiota dysbiosis and abdominal fat accumulation in female mice – Yulang Chi – Environmental Pollution

Metagenome and Culture-Based Methods Reveal Candidate Bacterial Mutualists in the Southern House Mosquito (Diptera: Culicidae) – Aparna Telang – Journal of Medical Entomology

Polysaccharide of Hericium erinaceus attenuates colitis in C57BL/6 mice via regulation of oxidative stress, inflammation-related signaling pathways and modulating the composition of the gut microbiota – Yilin Ren – The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry

Potent SGLT1/2 Dual Inhibition Improves Glycemic Control Without Marked Gastrointestinal Adaptation or Colonic Microbiota Changes in Rodents – Fuyong Du – Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics

Similarity of the dog and human gut microbiomes in gene content and response to diet – Luis Pedro Coelho – Microbiome

Direct and Indirect Effects of Penguin Feces on Microbiomes in Antarctic Ornithogenic Soils – Yudong Guo – Frontiers in Microbiology

Stem Cell Transcription Factor FoxO Controls Microbiome Resilience in Hydra – Benedikt M. Mortzfeld – Frontiers in Microbiology

The effects of baicalein on cortical pro-inflammatory cytokines and the intestinal microbiome in senescence accelerated mouse prone 8 – Li Gao – ACS Chemical Neuroscience

Biases from different DNA extraction methods in intestine microbiome research based on 16S rDNA sequencing: a case in the koi carp, Cyprinus carpio var. Koi – Zhuoran Han – Microbiology Open

 

Built Environments

A comparison of methods used to unveil the genetic and metabolic pool in the built environment – Cinta Gomez-Silvan – Microbiome

Metabolism and Biodegradation of Spacecraft Cleaning Reagents by Strains of Spacecraft-Associated Acinetobacter – Mogul Rakesh – Astrobiology

 

Pathogen Research

The Critical Role of Zinc in a New Murine Model of Enterotoxigenic  E. coli 1 (ETEC) Diarrhea – DT Bolick  – Infection and Immunity

Review: Effects of antibiotic resistance (AR) and microbiota shifts on Campylobacter jejuni-mediated diseases – Phillip T. Brooks – Animal Health Research Reviews

A quality improvement initiative to reduce necrotizing enterocolitis across hospital systems – Amy T. Nathan – Journal of Perinatology

Quantitative Simulations Predict Treatment Strategies Against Fungal Infections in Virtual Neutropenic Patients – Sandra Timme – Frontiers in Immunology

Review: Helicobacter pylori the Latent Human Pathogen or an Ancestral Commensal Organism – Jackie Li – Frontiers in Microbiology

Heterogeneous ceramide distributions alter spatially resolved growth of Staphylococcus aureus on human stratum corneum – Joseph M. Cleary – Journal of the Royal Society Interface

 

Viruses

Viral Diversity of House Mice in New York City – Simon H. Williams – mBio

Subclinical cytomegalovirus infection associates with altered host immunity, gut microbiota and vaccine responses – Clarissa Santos Rocha – Journal of Virology

 

Antimicrobial Research

Antimicrobial resistance: from basic science to translational innovation – Jun Lin –  Animal Health Research Reviews

 

Plant/Environment Microbiome

Drought delays development of the sorghum root microbiome and enriches for monoderm bacteria – Ling Xu – PNAS

Assessment of toxic impact of metals on proline, antioxidant enzymes, and biological characteristics of Pseudomonas aeruginosa inoculated Cicer arietinum grown in chromium and nickel-stressed sandy clay loam soils – Saima Saif – Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

The first Taxus rhizosphere microbiome revealed by shotgun metagenomic sequencing – Da‐Cheng Hao – Journal of Basic Microbiology

Exposure to nanoplastics disturbs the gut microbiome in the soil oligochaete Enchytraeus crypticus – Bo-Kai Zhu – Environmental Pollution

Comparative Microbiome Analysis of a Fusarium Wilt Suppressive Soil and a Fusarium Wilt Conducive Soil From the Châteaurenard Region – Katarzyna Siegel-Hertz – Frontiers in Microbiology

 

Food Microbes

Towards better microbial safety of fresh produce: Chlorophyllin-based photosensitization for microbial control of foodborne pathogens on cherry tomatoes – Egle Paskeviciute – Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology

Metaproteomics of Microbiota in Naturally Fermented Soybean Paste, Da‐jiang – Ping Zhang – Journal of Food Science

 

Drugs, Beneficial Microbes and Compounds

Age-Related Changes in the Natural Killer Cell Response to Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Are Not Influenced by a Synbiotic: a Randomised Controlled Trial – Agnieszka Przemska-Kosicka – Frontiers in Immunology

4G-β-D-galactosylsucrose as a prebiotics may improve underweight in inpatients with schizophrenia – Takahiko Nagamine – Nihon Shokuhin Men’eki Gakkai

An approach on the potential use of probiotics in the treatment of skin conditions: acne and atopic dermatitis – Vitória H. M. Mottin – International Journal of Dermatology

Effects of Prebiotic Fiber Xylooligosaccharide in Adenine induced Nephropathy in Mice – Jieping Yang – Molecular Nutrition and Food Research

Anti-inflammatory effect of multistrain probiotic formulation (L. rhamnosus, B. lactis, and B. longum) – Marzia Sichetti – Nutrition

A combination of Lactobacillus mali APS1 and dieting improved the efficacy of obesity treatment via manipulating gut microbiome in mice – Yung-Tsung Chen – Scientific Reports

The Potential Effect of Chinese Herbal Formula Hongqijiangzhi Fang in Improving NAFLD: Focusing on NLRP3 Inflammasome and Gut Microbiota – Shu Liang – Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Cationic amphiphilic bolaamphiphile-based delivery of antisense oligonucleotides provides a potentially microbiome sparing treatment for C. difficile – Arun K. Sharma – The Journal of Antibiotics

A probiotic modulates the microbiome and immunity in multiple sclerosis – Stephanie K. Tankou – Annals of Neurology

Comprehensive comparison of polysaccharides from Ganoderma lucidum and G. sinense: chemical, antitumor, immunomodulating and gut-microbiota modulatory properties – Li-Feng Li – Scientific Reports

Anti-diabetic mechanism of dietary polysaccharides based on their gastrointestinal functions – Jie-Lun Hu – Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

The Effects of Synbiotic Supplementation on Body Mass Index, Metabolic and Inflammatory Biomarkers, and Appetite in Patients with Metabolic Syndrome: A Triple-Blind Randomized Controlled Trial – Samira Rabiei – Journal of Dietary Supplements

 

Bioinformatics and Methods

MEGAN-LR: new algorithms allow accurate binning and easy interactive exploration of metagenomic long reads and contigs – Daniel H. Huson – Biology Direct

KDiamend: a package for detecting key drivers in a molecular ecological network of disease – Mengxuan Lyu – BMC Systems Biology

ViDiT-CACTUS: an inexpensive and versatile library preparation and sequence analysis method for virus discovery and other microbiology applications – Joost Theo Petra Verhoeven – Canadian Journal of Microbiology

Phylogenomic Analysis of β-Lactamase in Archaea and Bacteria Enables the Identification of Putative New Members – Vivek Keshri – Genome Biology and Evolution

 

April 19, 2018

Today we have a few day’s worth of microbiome science to chew on… some interesting skin microbiome studies, bioinformatics publications, and our typical servings of gut /plant-root-soil/animal/water-extremophiles/general microbiome studies.  Dig in!

Events and jobs

Manager, QC Microbiology – Celgene – Phoenix, AZ

Pathology and Microbiology & IPID Graduate Student Research Seminar – UNMC

General microbiome

Cost-benefit analysis of introducing next-generation sequencing (metagenomic) pathogen testing in the setting of pyrexia of unknown origin – Jia Hui Chai – PLOS ONE

* [pre-print] Phylogenetically novel uncultured microbial cells dominate Earth microbiomes – Karen G. Lloyd – bioRxiv

Hologenomics: Systems-Level Host Biology – Kevin R. Theis – mSystems

Antibiotics as Instigators of Microbial Dysbiosis: Implications for Asthma and Allergy – Tomasz P. Wypych – Trends in Immunology

[perspective] Function and functional redundancy in microbial systems – Stilianos Louca – Nature Ecology & Evolution

Human oral microbiome

Comparison of the oral microbiome in mouthwash and whole saliva samples – Xiaozhou Fan – PLOS ONE

Oral Dysbiotic Communities and Their Implications in Systemic Diseases – Preethi Sudhakara – Dentistry Journal

Human skin microbiome

[pre-print] Umbilical Microbiome and Laparoscopic Surgery: A Descriptive Clinical Study – Aiolfi Alberto – Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques

The skin microbiome of wound scars and unaffected skin in patients with moderate to severe burns in the subacute phase – Su‐Hsun Liu – Wound Repair and Regeneration

Human gut microbiome

Microbiome-Mediated Bile Acid Modification: Role in Intestinal Drug Absorption and Metabolism – Elaine F. Enright – Pharmacological Research

Non-microbicidal small molecule inhibition of polysaccharide metabolism in human gut microbes: a potential therapeutic avenue – Anthony D. Santilli – ACS Chemical Biology

The Use of Antimicrobials as Adjuvant Therapy for the Treatment of Obesity and Insulin Resistance: Effects and Associated Mechanisms – Sandra Aparecida dos Reis – Diabetes / Metabolism Research and Reviews

Human Gut Microbiota Predicts Susceptibility to Vibrio cholerae Infection – Firas S Midani – The Journal of Infectious Disease

Interactions of Dihydromyricetin, a Flavonoid from Vine Tea (Ampelopsis grossedentata) with Gut Microbiota – Li Fan – Journal of Food Science

Characteristics of the gut microbiota in adult patients with type 1 and 2 diabetes based on the analysis of a fragment of 16S rRNA gene using next-generation sequencing – Dominika Salamon – Polish Archives of Internal Medicine

The Intestinal Microbiota in Colorectal Cancer -Herbert Tilg – Cancer Cell

The Endotoxemia Marker Lipopolysaccharide‐Binding Protein is Reduced in Overweight‐Obese Subjects Consuming Pomegranate Extract by Modulating the Gut Microbiota: A Randomized Clinical Trial – Antonio González‐Sarrías – Molecular Nutrition

Hepatocellular Carcinoma is Associated with Gut Microbiota Profile and Inflammation in Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease – Francesca Romana Ponziani – Hepatology

Antibiotic‐Associated Disruption of Microbiota Composition and Function in Cirrhosis is Restored by Fecal Transplant – Jasmohan S Bajaj – Hepatology

Does the gastrointestinal microbiome contribute to the “obesity paradox” in melanoma survival? – E A Langan – British Journal of Dermatology

Animal experiments

Obese Mice Losing Weight Due to trans-10,cis-12 Conjugated Linoleic Acid Supplementation or Food Restriction Harbor Distinct Gut Microbiota – Laura J den Hartigh – JN The Journal of Nutrition

Tuna oil alleviate D-galactose induced aging in mice accompanied by modulating gut microbiota and brain protein expression – Dijun Zhang – Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Dietary Mannan Oligosaccharides Modulate Gut Microbiota, Increase Fecal Bile Acid Excretion, and Decrease Plasma Cholesterol and Atherosclerosis Development – Lisa R. Hoving – Molecular Nutrition

[Review] The Role of the Gut Microbiota in the Metabolism of Polyphenols as Characterized by Gnotobiotic Mice – Pasinetti, Giulio Mari – Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease

Animal microbiome 

Shared larval rearing environment, sex, female size and genetic diversity shape Ae. albopictus bacterial microbiota – Guillaume Minard – PLOS ONE

Metatranscriptome analysis of the microbial fermentation of dietary milk proteins in the murine gut – Floor Hugenholtz – PLOS ONE

Water system is a controlling variable modulating bacterial diversity of gastrointestinal tract and performance in rainbow trout – Omolola C. Betiku – PLOS ONE

* Bacterial communities associated with honeybee food stores are correlated with land use – Philip Donkersley – Ecology and Evolution

Evaluating the microbiome of two sampling locations in the nasal cavity of cattle with bovine respiratory disease complex (BRDC) – Tara G McDaneld – Journal of Animal Science

Controlling ticks and tick-borne diseases…looking forward – José de la Fuente – Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases

The inside tract: The appendicular, cecal, and colonic microbiome of captive aye‐ayes – Lydia K. Greene – American Journal of Physical Anthropology

Water system is a controlling variable modulating bacterial diversity of gastrointestinal tract and performance in rainbow trout – Omolola C. Betiku – PLOS ONE

Comparative Analysis of the Microbiota Between Sheep Rumen and Rabbit Cecum Provides New Insight Into Their Differential Methane Production – Lan Mi – Frontiers in Microbiology

Tracing of the fecal microbiota of commercial pigs at five growth stages from birth to shipment – Geon Goo Han – Nature Scientific Reports

Development of the tonsillar microbiome in pigs from newborn through weaning – Luis Carlos Pena Cortes – BMC Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Antimicrobial peptide expression in a wild tobacco plant reveals the limits of host-microbe-manipulations in the field – Arne Weinhold – eLife

Identification of Major Rhizobacterial Taxa Affected by a Glyphosate-Tolerant Soybean Line via Shotgun Metagenomic Approach – Gui-Hua Lu – Genes

Culture‐independent analysis of hydrocarbonoclastic bacterial communities in environmental samples during oil‐bioremediation – Narjes Dashti – MicrobiologyOpen

Embracing Community Ecology in Plant Microbiome Research – Francisco Dini-Andreote – Trends in Plant Science

Cultivated bacterial diversity associated with the carnivorous plant Utricularia breviscapa (Lentibulariaceae) from floodplains in Brazil – Felipe Rezende Lima – Brazilian Journal of Microbiology

Soil microbial communities and glyphosate decay in soils with different herbicide application history – Keren Hernández Guijarro – Science of the Total Environment

Shining a light on the dark world of plant root-microbe interactions – Philip Poole – PNAS

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Microbial diversity and biomarker analysis of modern freshwater microbialites from Laguna Bacalar, Mexico – D. B. Johnson – gebiology

Effect of salinity on diazotrophic activity and microbial composition of phototrophic communities from Bitter-1 soda lake (Kulunda Steppe, Russia) – Zorigto Namsarae – Extremophiles

The ecology and diversity of microbial eukaryotes in geothermal springs – Angela M. Oliverio – The ISME Journal

Built environment

Deposition of Bacteria and Bacterial Spores by Bathroom Hot Air Hand Dryers – Luz del Carmen Huesca-Espitia – American Society for Microbiology

Food microbiology

Bacterial Communities in Serpa Cheese by Culture Dependent Techniques, 16S rRNA Gene Sequencing and High-throughput Sequencing Analysis – Maria Teresa P. Gonçalves – Journal of Food Science

Revealing the microbiota of marketed edible insects through PCR-DGGE, metagenomic sequencing and real-time PCR – Andrea Osimani – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Bioinformatics

Computer-guided design of optimal microbial consortia for immune system modulation – Richard R Stein – eLife

[uncorrected proof] Using pseudoalignment and base quality to accurately quantify microbial community composition – Mark Reppell – PLOS Computational Biology

Fast Metagenomic Binning via Hashing and Bayesian Clustering – Popic Victoria – Journal of Computational Biology

* Nonpareil 3: Fast Estimation of Metagenomic Coverage and Sequence Diversity – Luis M. Rodriguez-R – mSystems

Algorithms and strategies in short‐read shotgun metagenomic reconstruction of plant communities – Robert S. Harbert – Applications in Plant Science

Microbes in the news

Scientists Accidentally Make Plastic-Eating Bacteria Even More Efficient

New York City Mice: Here Are The Bacteria And Viruses That They Carry

Fecal microbiota transplant improves brain function in hepatic encephalopathy

Microbes on the market

Seres Therapeutics (MCRB) Presents New Preclinical Data Supporting the Development of Microbiome Therapeutics for Immuno-Oncology at AACR

Science, publishing, and career

Personal microbiome analysis improves student engagement and interest in Immunology, Molecular Biology, and Genomics undergraduate courses – K. Scott Weber – PLOS ONE

Ed’s non-microbiology picks

News articles below have actual study links inside.

Since 2016, Half of All Coral in the Great Barrier Reef Has Died

Marijuana’s effects on young brains diminish 72 hours after use, research says

Cannabinoids are easier on the brain than booze, study finds

Stem cell treatment drastically reduces drinking in alcoholic rats

The Ecology Of Disadvantage: Obesity Is Not Randomly Distributed Across The U.S., According To New Study

How your next meal could help fight depression, stress

Study: People with less political knowledge think they know a lot about politics

16 April, 2018

Today’s digest is packed with exciting research on links between gut microbiome and bone generation/development, also an interesting approach to fecal metabolome sampling

Gut Microbiome

Gut Microbiome and Bone.Ibáñez L. Joint Bone Spine

The protective effect of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium as the gut microbiota members against chronic urticaria.Rezazadeh A. International Immonopharmacology

Exposure to the gut microbiota drives distinct methylome and transcriptome changes in intestinal epithelial cells during postnatal development.Pan WH. Genome Medicine

Fecal Microbiome

Restoration of short chain fatty acid and bile acid metabolism following fecal microbiota transplantation in patients with recurrent Clostridium difficile infection.Seekatz AM. Anaerobe

Clostridium difficile stool shedding in infants hospitalized in two neonatal intensive care units is lower than previous point prevalence estimates using molecular diagnostic methods.Hines AG. BMC Pediatrics

 

Plant, Soil, and Water Microbiome

Metataxonomy and functionality of wood-tar degrading microbial consortia.Brusetti L. Journal of Hazardous Materials

In situ microbiota distinguished primary anthropogenic stressor in freshwater sediments.Xie Y. Environmental Pollution

Biogas production and microbial community properties during anaerobic digestion of corn stover at different temperatures.Liu C. Bioresource Technology

Cadmium exposure and <i>Sedum alfredii</i> planting interactions shape the bacterial community in rhizosphere of the hyperaccumulator plant. Hou D. Applied Environmental Microbiology

Animal Experiments and Microbiome

The effect of resistant starch (RS) on the bovine rumen microflora and isolation of RS-degrading bacteria. Jung DH. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Comparative biogeography of the gut microbiome between Jinhua and Landrace pigs.Xiao Y. Scientific Reports

Changes in the Rumen Epithelial Microbiota and Host Gene Expression of Cattle in Response to Alterations in Dietary Carbohydrate Composition.Petri RM. Applied Environmental Microbiology

Preprint

Mercury methylating microbial communities of boreal forest soils

Jingying Xu. bioRxiv

Techniques

Rat Fecal Metabolomics-Based Analysis.Deda O. Methods in Molecular Biology: Metabolic Profiling

Correction

Correction: <i>’Microbes in sport’ -The potential role of the gut microbiota in athlete health and performance</i>.British Journal of Sports Medicine

15 April, 2018

Today’s digest features an interesting article on microbial resevoirs in an urban setting, and influence of sequencing depth in chareterising the resistome .

General Microbiome

Diversity of the midstream urine microbiome in adults with chronic kidney disease.Kramer H. International Urology and Nephrology

Oral/Gut Microbiome

Quantitative Assessment of Shotgun Metagenomics and 16S rDNA Amplicon Sequencing in the Study of Human Gut Microbiome.Laudadio I. OMICS

The role of the gut microbiota in the pathology and prevention of liver disease.Altamirano-Barrera A. Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry

Effects of green tea on miRNA and microbiome of oral epithelium.Adami GR. Scientific Reports

Plant, Soils, and Water Microbiome

High-throughput sequencing reveals microbial communities in drinking water treatment sludge from six geographically distributed plants, including potentially toxic cyanobacteria and pathogens.Xu H. Science of Total Environment

Urban park soil microbiomes are a rich reservoir of natural product biosynthetic diversity.Charlop-Powers Z. PNAS

Structure and co-occurrence patterns in microbial communities under acute environmental stress reveal ecological factors fostering resilience.Mandakovic D. Scientific Reports

Multivariate relationships between microbial communities and environmental variables during co-composting of sewage sludge and agricultural waste in the presence of PVP-AgNPs.Zhang L. Bioresources Technology

Animal Experiments and Microbiome

Gut microbiota recovery and immune response in ampicillin-treated mice.Castro-Mejía JL. Research in Veterinary Sciences

When the Nose Doesn’t Know: Canine Olfactory Function Associated With Health, Management, and Potential Links to Microbiota.Jenkins EK. Frontiers in Veterinary Sciences

Resistome

Microbiota transplantation and/or CRISPR-Cas in the battle against antimicrobial resistance.Vila J. Clinical Microbiology and Infection

Impact of sequencing depth on the characterization of the microbiome and resistome.Zaheer R. Scientific Reports

April 13, 2018

Today’s digest is short and sweet, but includes exciting science that explores how a vegan diet modulates the gut microbiome and new techniques for detection of DNA SNIPs.

General Microbiome

Effect of nisin on microbiome-brain-gut axis neurochemicals by Escherichia coli-induced diarrhea in mice.Jia Z. Microbial Pathogenesis

Food for Gut: Microbiota Fuels Immune Reconstitution after BMT.Simms-Waldrip TR. Cell Host and Microbe

 

Oral/Gut Microbiome

Small Intestine Microbiota Regulate Host Digestive and Absorptive Adaptive Responses to Dietary Lipids.Martinez-Guryn K. Cell Host and Microbe

Impact of a vegan diet on the human salivary microbiota. Hansen TH. Scientific Reports

 

Plant, Soils, and Water Microbiome

Bacterial communities of four adjacent fresh lakes at different trophic status. Ji B. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Insights to plant-microbe interactions provide opportunities to improve resistance breeding against root diseases in grain legumes.Wille L. Plant, Cell and Environment

Nitrogen enrichment suppresses other environmental drivers and homogenizes salt marsh leaf microbiome.Daleo P. Ecology

Different Recovery Processes of Soil Ammonia Oxidizers from Flooding Disturbance.Ye F. Microbial Ecology

d-Amino Acids Are Exuded by Arabidopsis thaliana Roots to the Rhizosphere.Hener C, Hummel S. International Journal of Molecular Sciences

 

Animal Microbiome and Experiments

Characterization of the ruminal fermentation and microbiome in lambs supplemented with hydrolysable and condensed tannins.Salami SA. FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Metagenomic discovery of novel enzymes and biosurfactants in a slaughterhouse biofilm microbial community.Thies S. Scientific Reports

Pasture Feeding Changes the Bovine Rumen and Milk Metabolome.O’Callaghan TF. Metabolites

Microbial metabolites, short-chain fatty acids, restrain tissue bacterial load, chronic inflammation, and associated cancer in the colon of mice.Kim M. European Journal of Immunology

Molecular diversity of the faecal microbiota of Toy Poodles in Japan.Omatsu T. Journal of Veterinary Medicine

Techniques

SIPSim: A Modeling Toolkit to Predict Accuracy and Aid Design of DNA-SIP Experiments.Youngblut ND. Frontiers in Microbiology

April 11, 2018

In today’s digest, check among many interesting articles: the evolution within human microbiome by T.D. Lieberman,  unique microbial biodiversity residing in hadal trenches by L.M. Peoples, changes in community composition in coastal water following exposure to oil and oil dispersant by S.H. Doyle. While in news — a story about “microbial hitchhikers” in restroom hand dryers.

General microbiome

Seven Billion Microcosms: Evolution within Human Microbiomes – Tami D. Lieberman – mSystems

Using Cultivated Microbial Communities To Dissect Microbiome Assembly: Challenges, Limitations, and the Path Ahead – Benjamin E. Wolfe – mSystems

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

Horizontal gene transfer of Chlamydia: Novel insights from tree reconciliation –  Hyaekang Kim – PLOS One

New insight into the early stages of biofilm formation – Catherine R. Armbruster  – PNAS

Multicopy plasmids allow bacteria to escape from fitness trade-offs during evolutionary innovation – Jeronimo Rodriguez-Beltran – Nature Ecology & Evolution

Considering the Lives of Microbes in Microbial Communities – Elizabeth A. Shank – mSystems

Oral microbiome

Inflammatory Bacteriome and Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma – M. Perera – Journal of Dental Research

Human gut microbiome

The cardiovascular macrophage: a missing link between gut microbiota and cardiovascular diseases? – X. Chen – European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences

Can Diet Influence Our Health by Altering Intestinal Microbiota – Derived Fecal Metabolites? – Qiang Lyu – mSystems

Toward Personalized Control of Human Gut Bacterial Communities – Lawrence A. David – mSystems

Role of the Gut Microbiome in Vertebrate Evolution – Thomas J. Sharpton – mSystems

Dietary nutrition and gut microflora: A promising target for treating diseases – Ying Nie – Trends in Food Science & Technology

Reduction in hepatic secondary bile acids caused by short-term antibiotic-induced dysbiosis decreases mouse serum glucose and triglyceride levels – Takuya Kuno – Scientific Reports

A snapshot of gut microbiota of an adult urban population from Western region of India – Disha Tandon – PLOS One

Animal experiments 

Mice harboring pathobiont-free microbiota do not develop intestinal inflammation that normally results from an innate immune deficiency – Benoit Chassaing – PLOS One

Animal microbiome 

The cultivable autochthonous microbiota of the critically endangered Northern bald ibis (Geronticus eremita) – Joachim Spergser – PLOS One

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Maize Phyllosphere Microbial Community Niche Development Across Stages of Host Leaf Growth – Heather C. Manching –  F1000 Research

Exploring the Potentiality of Novel Rhizospheric Bacterial Strains against the Rice Blast Fungus Magnaporthe oryzae – Narayanappa Amruta –  The Plant Pathology Journal

The sensitivity of soil enzymes, microorganisms and spring wheat to soil contamination with carfentrazone-ethyl – Monika Tomkiel – Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part B

Water and extremophile microbiome 

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

Vertically distinct microbial communities in the Mariana and Kermadec trenches – Logan M. Peoples – PLOS One

The redox-sensing protein Rex modulates ethanol production in Thermoanaerobacterium saccharolyticum – Tianyong Zheng – PLOS One

Subgroup characteristics of marine methane-oxidizing ANME-2 archaea and their syntrophic partners revealed by integrated multimodal analytical microscopy – Shawn E. McGlynn – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Addressing Confounding Factors in Algal Phosphorus Limitation Experiments – Whitney S. Beck -bioRxiv

Effect of Siderophore on Iron Availability in a Diatom and a Dinoflagellate Species: Contrasting Response in Associated Bacteria – Nicolas Sanchez – Frontiers in Marine Science

Robust Mercury Methylation across Diverse Methanogenic Archaea – Cynthia C. Gilmour – mBio

Two Distinct Aerobic Methionine Salvage Pathways Generate Volatile Methanethiol in Rhodopseudomonas palustris – Anthony R. Miller – mBio

Trichodesmium physiological ecology and phosphate reduction in the western Tropical South Pacific – Kyle R. Frischkorn – Biogeosciences

Energy Gradients Structure Microbial Communities Across Sediment Horizons in Deep Marine Sediments of the South China Sea – Michael F. Graw- Frontiers in Microbiology

Rapid Formation of Microbe-Oil Aggregates and Changes in Community Composition in Coastal Surface Water Following Exposure to Oil and the Dispersant Corexit – Shawn M. Doyle – Frontiers in Microbiology

Understanding Diatom Cell Wall Silicification—Moving Forward – Mark Hildebrand – Frontiers in Marine Science

The hunt for the most-wanted chemolithoautotrophic spookmicrobes – Michiel H in ‘t Zandt – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Biotechnology

Electron transport chains in organohalide-respiring bacteria and bioremediation implications – Shanquan Wang – Biotechnology Advances

Food microbiology

Listeria monocytogenes strains show large variations in competitive growth in mixed culture biofilms and suspensions with bacteria from food processing environments – Even Heir – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Review: Titanium dioxide (TiO2) photocatalysis technology for nonthermal inactivation of microorganisms in foods – Zhiwei Zhu – Trends in Food Science & Technology

The complexity of wine: clarifying the role of microorganisms – Sophie Tempère – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Probiotics / prebiotics

The effect of Lactobacillus acidophilus and Lactobacillus casei on the in vitro bioaccessibility of flaxseed lignans (Linum usitatissimum L.) – O. Muñoz – Food & Function

The “Golden Age” of Probiotics: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized and Observational Studies in Preterm Infants – Dermyshi E. – Neonatology

Phages and viruses

Screening of FDA-approved Drugs and Identification of Novel Lassa Virus Entry Inhibitors – Peilin Wang – bioRxiv

Reducing inherent biases introduced during DNA viral metagenome analyses of municipal wastewater – Nichole E. Brinkman – PLOS One

Sequence, genome organization, annotation and proteomics of the thermophilic, 47.7-kb Geobacillus stearothermophilus bacteriophage TP-84 and its classification in the new Tp84virus genus – Piotr M. Skowron – PLOS One

Bioinformatics

GMPR: A robust normalization method for zero-inflated count data with application to microbiome sequencing data – Li Chen – PeerJ

Techniques

Use of genomics to design a diagnostic assay to discriminate between Streptococcus pneumoniae and Streptococcus pseudopneumoniae – Matthew A. Croxen –  Microbial Genomics

Paraffin Embedding and Thin Sectioning of Microbial Colony Biofilms for Microscopic Analysis – William C. Cornell – Journal of Visualized Experiments (Jove)

Microbes in the news 

Bugs, microbes and death can inform the living

Gut bacteria keeps bears healthily obese

Restroom Hand Dryers Are Blowing Bacteria Everywhere

Survival strategy: How one enzyme helps bacteria recover from exposure to antibiotics

Oil-eating bacteria could clean up the next spill