June 15, 2018

Secondary metabolite biosynthetic genes from novel soil bacteria, a human viral protein cluster metagenomic database, sleep apnea symptoms alter the gut microbiota and metabolome.

Pregnancy and early life

16S ribosomal RNA-based gut microbiome composition analysis in infants with breast milk jaundice – Miao Duan – Open Life Sciences

Human respiratory microbiome

Pre-print: New insights into human nostril microbiome from the expanded Human Oral Microbiome Database (eHOMD): a resource for species-level identification of microbiome data from the aerodigestive tract – Isabel Fernández Escapa – bioRxiv

Human oral microbiome

Review: Live and let die: hydrogen peroxide production by the commensal flora and its role in maintaining a symbiotic microbiome – Sylvio Redanz – Molecular Oral Microbiology

Human nearly-sterile sites

Cultural Isolation and Characteristics of the Blood Microbiome of Healthy Individuals – Stefan Panaiotov – Advances In Microbiology

Human gut microbiome

Sex differences in NSAID-induced perturbation of human intestinal barrier function and microbiota – Shoko Edogawa – The FASEB Journal

Animal experiments

Intermittent Hypoxia and Hypercapnia, a Hallmark of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Alters the Gut Microbiome and Metabolome – Anupriya Tripathi – mSystems

IL-1R and MyD88 Contribute to the Absence of a Bacterial Microbiome on the Healthy Murine Cornea – Stephanie J Wan – Frontiers in Microbiology

Aflatoxin B1 Disrupts Gut-Microbial Metabolisms of Short-Chain Fatty Acids, Long-Chain Fatty Acids, and Bile Acids in Male F344 Rats – Jun Zhou – Toxicological Sciences

Metabolome and gut microbiota variation with long-term intake of Panax ginseng extracts on rats – Yifan Sun – Food & Function

Animal microbiome

Partial incubation during egg laying reduces eggshell microbial loads in a temperate‐breeding passerine – Patricia B Bollinger – Journal of Avian Biology

Bacterial and Fungal Midgut Community Dynamics and Transfer Between Mother and Brood in the Asian Longhorned Beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis), an Invasive Xylophage – Charles J Mason – Microbial Ecology

Succession of embryonic and the intestinal bacterial communities of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) reveals stage‐specific microbial signatures – Jep Lokesh – MicrobiologyOpen

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Novel soil bacteria possess diverse genes for secondary metabolite biosynthesis – Alexander Crits-Christoph – Nature

Environment and host as large-scale controls of ectomycorrhizal fungi – Sietse van der Linde – Nature

Studies on Quantitative Analysis of Rhizosphere and Non-Rhizosphere Mycoflora at Different Stages of Plant Growth in Different Varieties of Pigeon Pea [Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.] – V Jalander – International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience

The Functional Potential of the Rhizospheric Microbiome of an Invasive Tree Species, Acacia dealbata – Casper N Kamutando – Microbial Ecology

Review: Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria: Blessing to Agriculture – Twisha S Patel – International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience

Inorganic Nitrogen Application Affects Both Taxonomical and Predicted Functional Structure of Wheat Rhizosphere Bacterial Communities – Vanessa N Kavamura – Frontiers in Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Metagenomics Reveals the Influence of Land Use and Rain on the Benthic Microbial Communities in a Tropical Urban Waterway – Gourvendu Saxena – mSystems

Phages and viruses

The Human Virome Protein Cluster Database (HVPC): A Human Viral Metagenomic Database for Diversity and Function Annotation – Ali H A Elbehery – Frontiers in Microbiology

Bioinformatics

BioSankey: Visualization of Microbial Communities Over Time – Alexander Platzer – Journal of Integrative Bioinformatics

Pre-print: Understanding trivial challenges of microbial genomics: An assembly example – Delphine Lariviere – bioRxiv

Microbes in the news

Faecal transplants could help preserve vulnerable species – Sara Reardon – Nature

Science, career, and publishing

Pre-print: Researchers preferentially collaborate with same-gendered colleagues across the life sciences – Luke Holman – bioRxiv

Pre-print: Attitudes, Perceptions and Barriers to Research and Publishing among Research and Teaching Staff: A Case Study – Stanley Irobekhian Reuben Okoduwa – bioRxiv

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June 14, 2018

Microbial inhabitants of chimpanzee beds, the California cat flea microbiome, butterfly-associated bacterial communities.

General microbiome

Bistability in a system of two species interacting through mutualism as well as competition: Chemostat vs. Lotka-Volterra equations – Stefan Vet – PLOS ONE

Multi-site human microbiome

Review: The interaction between iNKT cells and the mucosal microbiota – Fatma Zehra Hapil – Immunology

Human skin microbiome

Cutibacterium acnes (Propionibacterium acnes) and acne vulgaris: a brief look at the latest updates – B Dréno – Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology

Human gut microbiome

Review: Gut dysbiosis: a potential link between increased cancer risk in ageing and inflammaging – Arya Biragyn – The Lancet Oncology

The microbiome of translocated bacterial populations in patients with and without inflammatory bowel disease – Christopher John Kiely – Internal Medicine Journal

Animal experiments

Oxaliplatin-induced changes in microbiota, TLR4+ cells and enhanced HMGB1 expression in the murine colon – Vanesa Stojanovska – PLOS ONE

Bifidobacteria attenuate the development of metabolic disorders, with inter- and intra-species differences – Guangsu Zhu – Food & Function

Immunomodulation and effects on microbiota after in ovo administration of chicken cathelicidin-2 – Tryntsje Cuperus – PLOS ONE

Animal microbiome

Apparent Total Tract Macronutrient Digestibility, Serum Chemistry, Urinalysis, and Fecal Characteristics, Metabolites and Microbiota of Adult Dogs Fed Extruded, Mildly Cooked, and Raw Diets – Kiley M Algya – Journal of Animal Science

Assessing Cat Flea Microbiomes in Northern and Southern California by 16S rRNA Next-Generation Sequencing – Elton J R Vasconcelos – Vector-Bronze and Zoonotic Diseases

Pre-print: High similarity in the microbiota of cold-water sponges of the Genus Mycale from two different geographical areas – César A Cárdenas – PeerJ

Synchronized shift of oral, faecal and urinary microbiotas in bats and natural infection dynamics during seasonal reproduction – Muriel Dietrich – Royal Society Open Science

Dietary and developmental shifts in butterfly-associated bacterial communities – Kruttika Phalnikar – Royal Society Open Science

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Impact of pyrometallurgical slags on sunflower growth, metal accumulation and rhizosphere microbial communities – A C Agnello – Chemosphere

Direct and indirect effects of a pH gradient bring insights into the mechanisms driving prokaryotic community structures – Daniel R Lammel – Microbiome

Review: A three-act play: pentachlorophenol threats to the cork oak forest soils mycobiome – Adélia Varela – Current Opinion in Microbiology

Soil homogenization and microedges: perspectives on soil‐based drivers of plant diversity and ecosystem processes – Holly J Stover – Ecosphere

Soils beneath different arctic shrubs have contrasting responses to a natural gradient in temperature – Qiong Zhao – Ecosphere

Effects of straw return on bacterial communities in a wheat-maize rotation system in the North China Plain – Dali Yu – PLOS ONE

Pre-print: Convergent gain and loss of genomic islands drives lifestyle changes in plant-associated bacteria – Ryan A Melnyk – bioRxiv

Water and extremophile microbiome

Vertical and horizontal biogeographic patterns and major factors affecting bacterial communities in the open South China Sea – Yi Li – Scientific Reports

Built environment

Ecology of sleeping: the microbial and arthropod associates of chimpanzee beds – Megan S Thoemmes – Royal Society Open Science

Bacteria art

Creative Culture: Bacterial Art Project Combines Art and Science – Candice Dyer – Brenau Window Online

Science, career, and publishing

Bioinformatics core competencies for undergraduate life sciences education – Melissa A Wilson Sayres – PLOS ONE

Pre-print: Outcomes of early NIH-funded investigators: Experience of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases – Patricia A Haggerty – bioRxiv

June 13, 2018

Events and jobs

Computational scientists (from post-master to postdoc fellowships) in metagenomics and microbial genomics : Trento, Italy – The Laboratory of Computational Metagenomics

General microbiome

Meta-analysis of human genome-microbiome association studies: the MiBioGen consortium initiative – Jun Wang, Microbiome Announcement

Microbial ecology

Everything is not everywhere: a tale on the biogeography of cyanobacteria – Karine Felix Ribeiro, Hydrobiologia

A Meta‐Analysis of Temperature Sensitivity as a Microbial Trait – Charlotte J. Alster, Global Change Biology

Microbial island biogeography: isolation shapes the life history characteristics but not diversity of root-symbiotic fungal communities – John Davison, ISME

Bacillus thuringiensis produces the lipopeptide thumolycin to antagonize microbes and nematodes – Dehong Zheng, Microbiological Research

Qualitative analysis of biosurfactants from Bacillus species exhibiting antifungal activity – Ambrin Sarwar, Plos One

Antarctic cryptoendolithic fungal communities are highly adapted and dominated by Lecanoromycetes and Dothideomycetes – Claudia Coleine, Frontiers in Microbiology

Pregnancy and early life

The Microbiome and Metabolome of Preterm Infant Stool Are Personalized and Not Driven by Health Outcomes, Including Necrotizing Enterocolitis and Late-Onset Sepsis – Stephen Wandro, mSphere

The role of breast milk in the colonization of neonatal gut and skin with coagulase-negative staphylococci – Hiie Soeorg, Pediatric Research

Multisite human microbiome

Prion-like Propagation of α-synuclein in the gut-brain axis – Ying Chen, Brain Research Bulletin

Microbiome-Gut-Brain Axis and Toll-Like Receptors in Parkinson’s Disease – Valentina Caputi, International Journal of Molecular Sciences

Current Insights in Microbiome Shifts in Sjogren’s Syndrome and Possible Therapeutic Interventions – Christina Tsigalou, Frontiers in Immunology

Comparison of Infant Gut and Skin Microbiota, Resistome and Virulome between Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Environments – Suchitra K. Hourigan, Frontiers in Microbiology

Human skin microbiome

Skin Microbiota in Obese Women at Risk for Surgical Site Infection After Cesarean Delivery – Kara M. Rood, Scientific Reports

Cutibacterium acnes (Propionibacterium acnes) and acne vulgaris: a brief look at the latest updates – B. Dréno, Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology

Characterisation of Cutibacterium acnes phylotypes in acne and in vivo exploratory evaluation of Myrtacine® – S. Pécastaings, Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology

Human oral microbiome

Analysis of the oral microbiome on the surface of modified dental polymers – Denise  Tornavoi de Castro, Archives of Oral Biology

Genetic Association with Subgingival Bacterial Colonization in Chronic Periodontitis – Franco Cavalla, Genes

Biological and cultural drivers of oral microbiota in Medieval and Post-Medieval London, UK – Andrew G Farrer, bioRxiv

Human gut microbiome

Breath methane concentrations and markers of obesity in patients with functional gastrointestinal disorders – Clive H. Wilder-Smith, United European Gastroenterology Journal

The Intersection Between Colonization Resistance, Antimicrobial Stewardship, and Clostridium difficile – Rossana Rosa, Current Infectious Disease Reports

Celiac Disease and Fecal Microbiota Transplantation: A New Beginning? – Shmuel Golfeyz MD, Correspondence

Gut microbiota metabolites, amino acid metabolites and improvements in insulin sensitivity and glucose metabolism: the POUNDS Lost trial – Yoriko Heianza, Nutrition

Cutting the Gordian Knot of the Microbiota – Kimberly S.Vasquez, Molecular Cell

Host: Microbiome co-metabolic processing of dietary polyphenols – An acute, single blinded, cross-over study with different doses of apple polyphenols in healthy subjects – Kajetan Trost, Food Research International

Clinical trials of kimchi intakes on the regulation of metabolic parameters and colon health in healthy Korean young adults – Hee-Young Kim, Journal of Functional Foods

Animal experiments

Propolis from Different Geographic Origins Suppress Intestinal Inflammation in a Model of DSS‐Induced Colitis is Associated with Decreased Bacteroides spp. in the Gut – Kai Wang, Molecular Nutrition and Food Research

Effect of direct-fed microbials on culturable gut microbiotas in broiler chickens: a meta-analysis of controlled trials – Chhaiden Heak, Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences

A dietary isothiocyanate-enriched moringa (Moringa oleifera) seed extract improves glucose tolerance in a high-fat-diet mouse model and modulates the gut microbiome – Asha Jaja-Chimedza, Journal of Functional Foods

The enteric microbiota regulates jejunal Paneth cell number and function without impacting intestinal stem cells – Alexi A. Schoenborn, Gut Microbes

Comprehensive longitudinal microbiome analysis of the chicken cecum reveals a shift from competitive to environmental drivers and a window of opportunity for Campylobacter – Umer Zeeshan Ijaz, bioRxiv

Microbial quantity impacts Drosophila nutrition, development, and lifespan – Erin S. Keebaugh, iScience

Absence of Gut Microbiota Reduces Emotional Reactivity in Japanese Quails (Coturnix japonica) – Narjis Kraimi, Frontiers in Physiology

Animal microbiome

Identification of circular single-stranded DNA viruses in faecal samples of Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis), moose (Alces alces) and snowshoe hare (Lepus americanus) inhabiting the Colorado San Juan Mountains – Simona Kraberger, Infection, Genetics and Evolution

Diverse novel resident Wolbachia strains in Culicine mosquitoes from Madagascar – Claire L Jeffries, bioRxiv

Sample treatment optimization for fish stool metabolomics – Takeshi Hano, Journal of Chromatography B

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Two decades of altered snow cover does not affect soil microbial ability to catabolize carbon compounds in an oceanic alpine heath – E.R. Jasper Wubs, Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Grazing and resource availability control soil nematode body size and abundance‐mass relationship in semi‐arid grassland – W. S. Andriuzzi, Journal of Animal Ecology

Isolation and screening of antibiotic producing actinomycetes from rhizosphere and agricultural soils – Atsede Muleta, African Journal of Biotechnology

Responses of Bougainvillea spectabilis to elevated atmospheric CO2 under galaxolide (HHCB) pollution and the mechanisms of its rhizosphere metabolism – Minzhe Zhang, Journal of Soils and Sediments

Differential effect of the nitrogen form on the leaf gas exchange, amino acid composition, and antioxidant response of sweet pepper at elevated CO2 – María C. Piñero, Plant Growth Regulation

Viral metagenomics analysis and eight novel viral genomes identified from the Dushanzi mud volcanic soil in Xinjiang, China – Dan-Ting Yu, Journal of Soils and Sediments

Efficacy of Bacillus subtilis native strains for biocontrol of Phytophthora crown and root rot of pistachio in Iran – Mohammad Moradi, Tropical Plant Pathology

Modification of plant cell wall chemistry impacts metabolome and microbiome composition in Populus PdKOR1 RNAi plants – Allison M. Veach, Plant and Soil

Continuous application of different fertilizers induces distinct bulk and rhizosphere soil protist communities – Sai Guo, European Journal of Soil Biology

Microbial communities and natural fermentation of corn silages prepared with farm bunker-silo in Southwest China – Hao Guan, Bioresource Technology

Cultivated methanotrophs associated with rhizospheres of traditional rice landraces from Western India belong to Methylocaldum and Methylocystis – Monali C. Rahalkar, 3 Biotech

Metal(loid)-resistant bacteria reduce wheat Cd and As uptake in metal(loid)-contaminated soil – Xiao-Han Wang, Environmental Pollution

Enhanced removal of nitrate in the maize rhizosphere by plant growth-promoting Bacillus megaterium NCT-2, and its colonization pattern in response to nitrate – Shaohua Chu, Chemosphere

Bioactive luteoloside produced by Myroides odoratimimus, solvent-tolerant bacterium form the rhizosphere of Lonicera japonica –  Y. X. Zhao, Natural Product Research

Potential application of selected metal resistant phosphate solubilizing bacteria isolated from the gut of earthworm (Metaphire posthuma) in plant growth promotion – Jayanta  Kumar Biswas, Geoderma

Effects of Pseudomonas chenduensis and biochar on cadmium availability and microbial community in the paddy soil – Lingjuan Li, Science of The Total Environment

Continuous application of different fertilizers induces distinct bulk and rhizosphere soil protist communities – Sai Guo, European Journal of Soil Biology

Analysis on metabolic functions of stored rice microbial communities by BIOLOG ECO microplates – Zhiwen Ge, Frontiers in Microbiology

Effects of discrete bioactive microbial volatiles on plants and fungi – Birgit Piechulla, Plant, Cell, and Environment

Phylogenetic-scale disparities in the soil microbial diversity–ecosystem functioning relationship – Marta Goberna, ISME

Similar soil microbial community structure across different environments after long‐term succession: evidence from volcanoes of different ages – Shangqi Xu, Journal of Basic Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Comparison among the microbial communities in the lake, lake wetland, and estuary sediments of a plain river network – Wei Huang, Microbiology Open

The distinctive microbial community improves composting efficiency in a full-scale hyperthermophilic composting plant – Zhen Yu, Bioresource Technology

Co-occurrence Networks Among Bacteria and Microbial Eukaryotes of Lake Baikal During a Spring Phytoplankton Bloom – Ivan S. Mikhailov, Microbial Ecology

The Legacy Effects of Winter Climate on Microbial Functioning After Snowmelt in a Subarctic Tundra – Maria Väisänen, Microbial Ecology

Characterization of phototrophic microorganisms and description of new cyanobacteria isolated from the saline-alkaline crater-lake Dziani Dzaha (Mayotte, Indian Ocean) – M. Cellamare, FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Methanogens in the Antarctic Dry Valley Permafrost – Tatiana A. Vishnivetskaya, FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Bacterial Diversity in an Alpine Debris-Free and Debris-Cover Accumulation Zone Glacier Ice, North Sikkim, India – Mingma Thundu Sherpa, Indian Journal of Microbiology

Culturing the ubiquitous freshwater actinobacterial acI lineage by supplying a biochemical ‘helper’ catalase – Suhyun Kim, bioRxiv

Assessing the effect of pretreatments on the structure and functionality of microbial communities for the bioconversion of microalgae to biogas – Olivia Córdova, Frontiers in Microbiology

Great Salt Lake microbiology: a historical perspective – Bonnie K. Baxter, International Microbiology

Life from the ashes: survival of dry bacterial spores after very high temperature exposure – Lynda Beladjal, Extremophiles

Microbial and geochemical controls on waste rock weathering and drainage quality – Sharon Blackmore, Science of The Total Environment

Characterization and high-throughput sequencing of a trichlorophenol-dechlorinating microbial community acclimated from sewage sludge – Jiaxiu Song, Journal of Cleaner Production

Impacts of surface-applied residues on N-cycling soil microbial communities in miscanthus and switchgrass cropping systems – Karen A. Thompson, Applied Soil Ecology

Water is a critical factor in evaluating and assessing microbial colonization and destruction of Angkor sandstone monuments – Xiaobo Liu, International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation

Methanogenic community shifts during the transition from sewage mono-digestion to co-digestion of grass biomass – Justus Hardegen, Bioresource Technology

Bacterial lineages putatively associated with the dissemination of antibiotic resistance genes in a full-scale urban wastewater treatment plant – Carlos Narciso-da-Rocha, Environment International

Impact of organic waste composition on life cycle energy production, global warming and Water use for treatment by anaerobic digestion followed by composting – Sara A. Pace, Resources, Conservation and Recycling

1H NMR metabolomics of microbial metabolites in the four MW agricultural biogas plant reactors: A case study of inhibition mirroring the acute rumen acidosis symptoms – Boštjan Murovec, Journal of Environmental Management

Comparative Metagenomics Provides Insight into the Ecosystem Functioning of the Shark Bay Stromatolites, Western Australia – Joany Babilonia, Frontiers in Microbiology

Assessing the abundance of fungal populations in a full-scale membrane bioreactor (MBR) treating urban wastewater by using quantitative PCR (qPCR) – P. Maza-Márquez, Journal of Environmental Management

Food microbiology

Occurrence of lactic acid bacteria and yeasts at species and strain level during spontaneous fermentation of mawè, a cereal dough produced in West Africa – Marcel Houngbédji, Food Microbiology

Probiotics / prebiotics

Probiotics in IBD: Combining in vitro and in vivomodels for selecting strains with both anti-inflammatory potential as well as a capacity to restore the gut epithelial barrier – Mazen Zaylaa, Journal of Functional Foods

Can prebiotics assist in the management of cognition and weight gain in schizophrenia? – Amy Chia-Ching Kao, Psychoneuroendocrinology

Probiotic potentials of Lactobacillus plantarum isolated from fermented durian (Tempoyak), a Malaysian traditional condiment – Asmariah Ahmad, Food Science and Nutrition

Bioinformatics

Identifying Heritable Communities of Microbiome by Root-Unifrac and Wishart Distribution – Yunfan Tang, bioRxiv

PARTIE: a partition engine to separate metagenomic and amplicon projects in the Sequence Read Archive – Pedro J. Torres, Bioinformatics

Techniques

Dead or Alive? Molecular life-dead distinction in human stool samples reveals significantly different composition of the microbial community – Alexandra Perras, bioRxiv

Critical Assessment of Methods to Quantify Biofilm Growth and Evaluate Antibiofilm Activity of Host Defence Peptides – Evan F. Haney, Biomolecules

June 12, 2018

Gut and General Microbiome

Screening for Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: A Cohort Study Using Transient Elastography – Chiara Saroli Palumbo – Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Review: A critical appraisal of advances in the diagnosis of diverticular disease – Antonio Tursi – Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology  

Antimicrobial-Induced Cytopenia and Bone Marrow Hypocellularity in Patients with Cirrhosis – Anupama Patil – Bone Marrow Research

Colonic Mucosal Microbiota in Colorectal Cancer: A Single-Center Metagenomic Study in Saudi Arabia – Ahmed O. Alomair – Gastroenterology Research and Practice

Connecting homocysteine and obesity through pyroptosis, gut microbiome, epigenetics, peroxisome proliferator-activator receptor γ (PPARγ) and zinc finger protein 407 (Zfp407) – Anwesha Laha – Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology

Review: Sexual dimorphism of cardiometabolic dysfunction: Gut microbiome in the play? – Tzu-Wen L. Cross – Molecular Metabolism

Individuality and convergence of the infant gut microbiota during the first year of life – Eric J. de Muinck – Nature Communications

Reconstruction of the bifidobacterial pan-secretome reveals the network of extracellular interactions between bifidobacteria and the infant gutGabriele Andrea Lugli – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Commentary: Beyond Oxalobacter: the gut microbiota and kidney stone formation – Gwen Falony – Gut

Nutritional modulation of the intestinal microbiota: future opportunities for the prevention and treatment of neuroimmune and neuroinflammatory disease – Vincent C.Lombardi – The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry

 

Reproductive and Urinary Tract Microbiome

Review: Implantation failure of endometrial origin: what is new? –  Jose Bellver – Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Detecting viral genomes in the female urinary microbiome – Andrea Garretto – Journal of General Virology

Commentary: Regional Caesarean Delivery Practices, the Maternal-Infant Microbiome, and Risk for Asthma – Rebecca Entz – Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada

 

Skin Microbiome

Insights into the skin microbiome dynamics of leprosy patients during multi-drug therapy and in healthy individuals from Brazil – Paulo E. S. Silva – Scientific Reports

Skin Microbiota in Obese Women at Risk for Surgical Site Infection After Cesarean Delivery – Kara M. Rood – Scientific Reports

 

Oral and Respiratory Microbiome

Analysis of the oral microbiome on the surface of modified dental polymers – Denise Tornavoide Castro – Archives of Oral Biology

Bacterial biogeography of adult airways in atopic asthma – Juliana Durack – Microbiome

Review: Adenotonsillar microbiome: an update – James Jordan Johnston – Postgraduate Medical Journal

 

Animal Microbiome

The canine gut microbiome is associated with higher risk of gastric dilatation-volvulus and high risk genetic variants of the immune system – Meredith A. J. Hullar – PLOS ONE

Propolis from Different Geographic Origins Suppress Intestinal Inflammation in a Model of DSS‐Induced Colitis is Associated with Decreased Bacteroides spp. in the Gut – Kai Wang – Molecular Nutrition & Food Research

Deficiency of BrpA in Streptococcus mutans Reduces Virulence in Rat Caries Model – Zezhang T. Wen – Molecular Oral Microbiology

Huddling remodels gut microbiota to reduce energy requirements in a small mammal species during cold exposure – Xue-Ying Zhang – Microbiome

Abnormal gut microbiota composition contributes to cognitive dysfunction in SAMP8 mice – Gaofeng Zhan – Aging

The role of regulator FucP in Edwardsiella tarda pathogenesis and the inflammatory cytokine response in tilapia – Jiayan Wu – Fish & Shellfish Immunology

Malassezia pachydermatis from animals: Planktonic and biofilm antifungal susceptibility and its virulence arsenal – Raimunda Sâmia Nogueira Brilhante – Veterinary Microbiology

 

Beneficial Microbes

Oral administration of Bifidobacterium bifidum TMC3115 to neonatal mice may alleviate IgE-mediated allergic risk in adulthood – R.Y. Cheng – Beneficial Microbes

Three-Month Feeding Integration With Bifidobacterium Strains Prevents Gastrointestinal Symptoms in Healthy Newborns – Irene Aloisio – Frontiers in Nutrition

 

Bioinformatics and Genomics

Review: Interrogating the microbiome: experimental and computational considerations in support of study reproducibility – Carine Poussin – Drug Discovery Today

CowPI: A Rumen Microbiome Focussed Version of the PICRUSt Functional Inference Software – Toby J. Wilkinson – Frontiers in Microbiology

Benchmark Evaluation of True Single Molecular Sequencing to Determine Cystic Fibrosis Airway Microbiome Diversity – Andrea Hahn – Frontiers in Microbiology

Next-Generation Machine Learning for Biological Networks – Diogo M. Camacho – Cell

 

June 9, 2018

Human respiratory microbiome

Lung Dysbiosis, Inflammation, and Injury in Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation – David N O’Dwyer, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

Heterogeneity of Microbiota Dysbiosis in Chronic Rhinosinusitis: Potential Clinical Implications and Microbial Community Mechanisms Contributing to Sinonasal Inflammation – Keehoon Lee, Frontiers in Cell and Infection Microbiology

Human skin microbiome

A systematic literature review of the human skin microbiome as biomarker for dermatological drug development – T. van der Kolk, British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology

Human gut microbiome

Inadequate Vitamin C Status in Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Associations with Glycaemic Control, Obesity, and Smoking – Renée Wilson, Nutrients

Altered Stool Microbiota of Infants with Cystic Fibrosis Shows Reduction in Genera Associated with Immune Programming – Katherine Anosca, bioRxiv

Gut Microbiota Diversity across Ethnicities in the United States – Andrew W Brooks, bioRxiv

From the Mediterranean Diet to the Microbiome – Caroline E Childs, The Journal of Nutrition

Letter: improvements in mental health after faecal microbiota transplantation—an underexplored treatment‐related benefit? – B. H. Mullish, Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Letter: improvements in mental health after faecal microbiota transplantation—an underexplored treatment‐related benefit? Authors’ reply – J. Jalanka, Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Microbiota‐gut‐brain axis: Interaction of gut microbes and their metabolites with host epithelial barriers – Y. Bhattarai, Neurogastroenterology & Motility

Animal experiments

Bisphenol-A alters microbiota metabolites derived from aromatic amino acids and worsens disease activity during colitis – Jennifer AA DeLuca, Experimental Biology and Medicine

Fumonisin-Exposure Impairs Age-Related Ecological Succession of Bacterial Species in Weaned Pig Gut Microbiota – Ivan Mateos, Toxins

Ethanol extract of Ganoderma lucidum ameliorates lipid metabolic disorders and modulates the gut microbiota composition in high-fat diet fed rats – Wei-Ling Guo, Food & Function

Gut microbiota promotes production of aromatic metabolites through degradation of barley leaf fiber – Daotong Li, The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry

Dietary Supplementation of Potato Peel Powders Prepared from Conventional and Organic Russet and Non-organic Gold and Red Potatoes Reduces Weight Gain in Mice on a High-Fat Diet – Salem Elkahoui, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Microbial dysbiosis associated with impaired intestinal Na+/H+ exchange accelerates and exacerbates colitis in ex-germ free mice – Christy A. Harrison, Mucosal Immunology

Animal microbiome

Comparison of Channel Catfish and Blue Catfish Gut Microbiota Assemblages Shows Minimal Effects of Host Genetics on Microbial Structure and Inferred Function – Jacob W. Bledsoe, Frontiers in Microbiology

Inter-individual variability in copepod microbiomes reveals bacterial networks linked to host physiology – Manoshi S. Datta, The ISME Journal

Metagenomics detection and characterisation of viruses in faecal samples from Australian wild birds – Jessy Vibin, Scientific Reports

Microorganism’s adaptation of Crucian carp may closely relate to its living environments – Huanxin Zhang, Microbiology Open

Diversity, specificity, co-occurrence and hub taxa of the bacterial–fungal pollen microbiome – Binoy Ambika Manirajan, FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Differential carbohydrate utilization and organic acid production by honey bee symbionts – Fredrick J Lee, FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

The effect of periphyton on seed germination and seedling growth of rice (Oryza sativa) in paddy area – Haiying Lu, Science of The Total Environment

Diversity of Bacteria and the Characteristics of Actinobacteria Community Structure in Badain Jaran Desert and Tengger Desert of China – Ye Sun, Frontiers in Microbiology

Vancomycin and/or Multidrug-Resistant Citrobacter Freundii Altered the Metabolic Pattern of Soil Microbial Community – Mariusz Cycoń, Frontiers in Microbiology

Degradation of dibutyl phthalate in two contrasting agricultural soils and its long-term effects on soil microbial community – Jinjin Cheng, Science of The Total Environment

Impact of Bactrocera oleae on the fungal microbiota of ripe olive drupes – Ahmed Abdelfattah, bioRxiv

Potential of Finger Millet Indigenous Rhizobacterium Pseudomonas sp. MSSRFD41 in Blast Disease Management—Growth Promotion and Compatibility With the Resident Rhizomicrobiome – Jegan Sekar, Frontiers in Microbiology

Biochars from olive mill waste have contrasting effects on plants, fungi and phytoparasitic nematodes – Roberta Marra, Plos One

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Effects of Ice-Algal Aggregate Export on the Connectivity of Bacterial Communities in the Central Arctic Ocean – Josephine Z. Rapp, Frontiers in Microbiology

Built environment

The Airplane Cabin Microbiome – Howard Weiss, Microbial Ecology

Food microbiology

Sequencing of the Cheese Microbiome and Its Relevance to Industry – Bhagya. R. Yeluri Jonnala, Frontiers in Microbiology

Comparison of Bacterial Diversity Between Two Traditional Starters and the Round-Koji-Maker Starter for Traditional Cantonese Chi-Flavor Liquor Brewing – Jie Wang, Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbial ecology

Syntrophic growth with direct interspecies electron transfer between pili-free Geobacter species – Xing Liu, The ISME Journal

Uneven distribution of cobamide biosynthesis and dependence in bacteria predicted by comparative genomics – Amanda N Shelton, bioRxiv

Microbial Diversity and Nitrogen‐metabolizing Gene Abundance in Backyard Food Waste Composting Systems – T. C. Weglarz, Journal of Applied Microbiology

Enhancement of methanogenesis by electric syntrophy with biogenic iron‐sulfide minerals – Souichiro Kato, Microbiology Open

Probiotics/Prebiotics

Probiotics Ameliorate Stool Consistency in Patients with Chronic Constipation: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study – Jin Young Yoon, Digestive Diseases and Sciences

Supplementation of p40, a Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG-derived protein, in early life promotes epidermal growth factor receptor-dependent intestinal development and long-term health outcomes – Xi Shen, Mucosal Immunology

Bioinformatics

Detection of Multidimensional Co-Exclusion Patterns in Microbial Communities – Levent Albayrak, Bioinformatics

 

June 7, 2018

 

Today’s microbiology highlights: Microbiome in pregnancies, microbiome of SLE, Mycobacteria of a karst region, skin microbiome of non-human mammals. And lab diversity, potential problem in big data, Paris climate agreement of 1.5⁰C increase among the non-microbe highlights.

 

General microbiome

Biochemical, molecular and antibiotic resistance profile of multi-potential toluene metabolizing bacteria isolated from tannery effluents – F Muccee – bioRxiv

Pregnancy and early life

Review: Microbiome in normal and pathological pregnancies: A literature overview – CR Taddei – AJRI

Multi-site human microbiome

Multidrug resistant pathogens respond differently to the presence of co-pathogen, commensal, probiotic and host cells – AP Chan – Scientific Reports

 

Human gut microbiome

Proton Pump Inhibitor Initiation and Withdrawal affects Gut Microbiota and Readmission Risk in Cirrhosis – JS Bajaj – AJG

Review: Early-Life Food Nutrition, Microbiota Maturation and Immune Development Shape Life-Long Health – X Zhou – Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition

Animal experiments

Intermittent Fasting Confers Protection in CNS Autoimmunity by Altering the Gut Microbiota – F Cignarella – Cell Metabolism

The Microbiome and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus – JT Rosenbaum – The New England Journal of Medicine

Review: The probiotic effectiveness in experimental colitis is correlated with gut microbiome and host genetic features – S Suwal – bioRxiv

Animal microbiome 

Comprehensive skin microbiome analysis reveals the uniqueness of human skin and evidence for phylosymbiosis within the class Mammalia – AA Ross – PNAS

Alterations in the gut (Gallus gallus) microbiota following the consumption of zinc biofortified wheat (Triticum aestivum) -based diet – S Reed – ACS

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Nontuberculous mycobacteria in the environment of Hranice Abyss, the world’s deepest flooded cave (Hranice karst, Czech Republic) – I Pavlik – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Built environment 

Toxicity assessment of pharmaceutical compounds on mixed culture from activated sludge using respirometric technique: The role of microbial community structure – IA Vasiliadou – Science of The Total Environment

Food microbiology

Effect of herbal feed additives on performance parameters, intestinal microbiota, intestinal morphology and meat lipid oxidation of broiler chickens – I Giannenas – British Poultry Science

 

Techniques

Identifying and Overcoming Threats to Reproducibility, Replicability, Robustness, and Generalizability in Microbiome Research – PD Schloss – mBio

Next-Generation Sequencing Could be a Promising Diagnostic Approach for Pathogen Detection: Pathogenic Analysis of Pediatric Bacterial Meningitis by Next-Generation Sequencing Technology Directly from Cerebrospinal Fluid Specimens – L Guo – bioRxiv

Microbes in the news

Media Advisory: Live exhibit of dance and song on tiny world of bacteria inside us comes to Buffalo Museum of Science – UB News Center

Non-microbiology picks

These labs are remarkably diverse — here’s why they’re winning at science – Nature

Big data little help in megafauna mysteries – Nature

What does it take to make an institution more diverse? – Nature

The many possible climates from the Paris Agreement’s aim of 1.5 °C warming – Nature

 

June 6, 2018

 

Today’s highlights: Microbes on aging flue-cured tobaccos, impact of gut microbes on neurological disease, gut microbiome of non-human microbiome, diet simplification selects for high gut microbial diversity.

General microbiome

Species Diversity and Functional Prediction of Surface Bacterial Communities on Aging Flue-Cured Tobaccos – F Wang – Current Microbiology

Oxygen restriction induces a viable but non-culturable population in bacteria – LA Kvich – bioRxiv

Human respiratory microbiome

Airway Microbiota Is Associated with Up-Regulation of the PI3K Pathway in Lung Cancer – J-C J Tsay – American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

Human skin microbiome

Role of anaerobes in polymicrobial communities and biofilms complicating diabetic foot ulcers – SL Percival – International Wound Journal

Human gut microbiome

Impact of gut microbiota on neurological diseases: Diet composition and novel treatments – A L-Garcia – Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition

Composition and richness of the serum microbiome differ by age and link to systemic inflammation – TW Buford – GeroScience

Animal microbiome 

Review: The gut microbiome of nonhuman primates: Lessons in ecology and evolution – JB Clayton – American Journal of Primatology

Culture-based analysis of Pristionchus-associated microbiota from beetles and figs for studying nematode-bacterial interactions – N Akduman – PLoS One

Diet simplification selects for high gut microbial diversity and strong fermenting ability in high-altitude pikas – H Li – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Rhizospheric bacterial isolates of grass pea (Lathyrus sativus L.) endowed with multiple plant growth promoting traits – A Mussa – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Diversity of culturable methylotrophic bacteria in different genotypes of groundnut and their potential for plant growth promotion – R. Krishnamoorthy – 3 Biotech

Environmental factors shaping the diversity of bacterial communities that promote rice production – Z Wu – BMC Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Basin-scale seasonal changes in marine free-living bacterioplankton community in the Ofunato Bay – MS Reza – Gene

Decay of sewage-associated bacterial communities in fresh and marine environmental waters and sediment – W Ahmed – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology