March 14, 2020

Events

NYSCC Microbiome Program Postponed – Happi

General microbiome

Weakest link dynamics predict apparent antibiotic interactions in a model cross-feeding community – EM Adamowicz – bioRxiv

Simultaneous copper removal and electricity production and microbial community in microbial fuel cells with different cathode catalysts – Y Wu – Bioresource Technology

Multi-site human microbiome

Disrupted tongue microbiota and detection of nonindigenous bacteria on the day of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation – S Oku – PLoS Pathogens

Human vaginal microbiome

Changes in key vaginal bacteria among postpartum African women initiating intramuscular depot-medroxyprogesterone acetate – BM Whitney – PLoS One

Human gut microbiome

Gut Microbial Protein Expression in Response to Dietary Patterns in a Controlled Feeding Study: A Metaproteomic Approach – S Pan – Microorganisms

A Story of Liver and Gut Microbes: How Does the Intestinal Flora Affect Liver Disease? A Review of the Literature – M Giuffrè – American Journal of Physiology

Fecal microbiota transplantation for the improvement of metabolism in obesity: The FMT-TRIM double-blind placebo-controlled pilot trial – EW Yu – PLoS Medicine

Animal experiments 

Early-life microbial intervention reduces colitis risk promoted by antibiotic-induced gut dysbiosis – J Miyoshi – bioRxiv

Low mutational load and high mutation rate variation in gut commensal bacteria – RS Ramiro – PLoS Biology

Response to mechanical loading in rat Achilles tendon healing is influenced by the microbiome – F Dietrich-Zagonel – PLoS One

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Testing the two-step model of plant root microbiome acquisition under multiple plant species and soil sources – HR Barajas – bioRxiv

A survey of invasive plants on grassland soil microbial communities and ecosystem services – JK Bell – Scientific Data

Host identity is more important in structuring bacterial epiphytes than endophytes in a tropical mangrove forest – H Yao – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Metagenomic Insights into Microbial Metabolisms of a Sulfur-Influenced Glacial Ecosystem – CB Trivedi – bioRxiv

Diel, daily, and spatial variation of coral reef seawater microbial communities – L Weber – PLoS One

Food microbiology

Shotgun Metagenomic Analysis Reveals New Insights on Bacterial Community Profiles in Tempeh – A Yulandi – bioRxiv

Phages and viruses

Identification of viruses belonging to the family Partitiviridae from plant transcriptomes – Y Jo – bioRxiv

The Restrictome of Flaviviruses – L Berthoux – Virologica Sinica

Plasma virome of 781 Brazilians with unexplained symptoms of arbovirus infection include a novel parvovirus and densovirus – E Fahsbender – PLoS One

Techniques

Intestinal Organoids: A Tool for Modelling Diet–Microbiome–Host Interactions – J Rubert – Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism

Microbes in the news

Microbiome studies may require correction for PPI use – MD edge

As You Age, So Does Your Microbiome – Technology Networks

DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences and APC Microbiome Ireland on infant gut health project – Nutra Ingredients

The Role of Zinc: It’s More Important than You Think –  UMass Lowell

Microbiome Therapeutics Market to Make Great Impact in near Future by 2026 – Nyse News Times

Mapping Bacterial Neighborhoods in Gut – Mirage News

Non-microbe picks

Sorry, we’re open: Golden Open Access and inequality in the natural sciences – RJ Gray – bioRxiv

Quantifying and contextualizing the impact of bioRxiv preprints through automated social media audience segmentation – J Carlson – bioRxiv

Comparing quality of reporting between preprints and peer-reviewed articles in the biomedical literature – CFD Carneiro – bioRxiv

Studying the dynamics of the gut microbiota using metabolically stable isotopic labeling and metaproteomics – P Smyth – bioRxiv

March 5, 2020

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

Event

Call for papers – Global Outbreaks and Responses – BMC Medicine

General microbiology

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

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

Antimicrobial resistance

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

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

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

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

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

Pregnancy and early life

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

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

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

Human skin microbiome

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

Human oral microbiome

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

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

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

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

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

Human respiratory microbiome

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

Cancer and microbiome

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

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

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

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

Human gut microbiome

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

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

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

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

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

Human multi-site microbiome

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

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

The gut-microbiota-brain axis

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

Built environment microbiome

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

Metabolomics

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

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

Animal experiments

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

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

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

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

Animal microbiome

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

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

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

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

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

Plant, root and soil microbiome

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Water and extremophile microbiome

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

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

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

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

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

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

Phages and viruses

** Coronavirus research highlights – BMC

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

Technology

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

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

Bioinformatics

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

Microbes in the news

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

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

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

Ancient gut microbiomes shed light on human evolution – Newswise

Launch of the Marine Microbiome Roadmap – NIOZ

Understanding Microbiome Resilience on a Changing Planet – Michigan State University

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

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

Metabolomics Reveals Connection Between Gut Microbiome and Blood – Metabolon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Microbes on the market

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

Non-microbiology picks

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

 

December 20, 2019

This may be our last edition of the Microbiome Digest before the holidays kick in. A rich and dynamic Digest brings you all things microbiome (apologies for the tight formatting). An encouraging report on how we can reduce antimicrobial resistance organically, an amazing recovery of a human genome and an oral microbiome from chewed birch pitch thousands of years ago, and a network analysis reveals four levels of hierarchical trophic interactions in the human gut microbiome. Enjoy Reading and Happy Holidays!
Events
BMC Medicine’s upcoming collection, New Frontiers in Diagnosis, Treatment and Management of Neuromuscular Disorders, is soliciting submissions.
Current Issue of The ISME Journal
The 9th Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit – March 7 and 8 2020 in Madrid, Spain
General microbiology
High-order interactions distort the functional landscape of microbial consortia – Sanchez-Gorostiaga & Bajić et al. – PLoS Biology
Antimicrobial resistance
Human skin microbiome
Human oral microbiome
** A 5700 year-old human genome and oral microbiome from chewed birch pitch – Theis Z. T. Jensen et al. – Nature Communications
Press: Ancient “Chewing Gum” Reveals a 5,700-Year-Old Microbiome – Jim Daley – Scientific American
Human respiratory microbiome
Press: Child asthma flare-ups coincide with microbiome changes – JULIA EVANGELOU STRAIT-WUSTL – Futurity
Human gut microbiome
Human vaginal microbiome
Human gut-microbiota-brain axis
Review: Tryptophan Metabolism: A Link Between the Gut Microbiota and Brain – Kan Gao et al. – Advances in Nutrition
Cancer microbiome
Metabolomics
The total microbiome functions in bacteria and fungi – Robert Starke et al. – Journal of Proteomics
Animal experiments
Animal microbiome
Plant, root and soil microbiome
Root microbiomes as indicators of seagrass health – Belinda C Martin et al. – FEMS Microbiology Ecology
Water and extremophile microbiome
Phages and viruses
Technology
Manipulating rod-shaped bacteria with optical tweezers – Zheng Zhang et al. – Scientific Reports
Bioinformatics
** Evidence for a multi-level trophic organization of the human gut microbiome – Tong Wang et al. – PLoS Computational Biology
Microbes in the news
The microbiome is fundamental to both health and disease – Fabian Brockotter – Poultry World
Low FODMAP Diet Helps IDB Patients – Kenny Walter – MDMAG
Oral Health: Caring for the Other Microbiome – Julia Peterman – Whole Foods Magazine
Non-microbiology pick

 

October 9, 2019

Today’s Digest includes plenty of human gut microbiome papers, and plant, soil, water microbiome papers. Today features a major expansion of human gut MAGs, evolution of human gut microbiome compared with apes, and how soil microbiome affects climate change and vice versa. A potentially revolutionary technology promises to finally bring microbiome dark matters into daylight, and don’t forget to check out our own Elies Bik’s excellent work on exposing scientific fraud! Enjoy.

General microbiology

Tradeoffs in hyphal traits determine mycelium architecture in saprobic fungi – Anika Lehmann et al. – Scientific Reports

Review: Nature’s recyclers: anaerobic microbial communities drive crude biomass deconstruction – Stephen P Lillington et al. – Current Opinion in Biotechnology

Review: Microbial functional diversity: From concepts to applications – Arthur Escalas e t al. – Ecology and Evolution

Antimicrobial resistance

Preprint: Discordant bioinformatic predictions of antimicrobial resistance from whole-genome sequencing data of bacterial isolates: An inter-laboratory study – Ronan M Doyle et al. – bioRxiv

Human gut microbiome

** Preprint: A unified sequence catalogue of over 280,000 genomes obtained from the human gut microbiome – Alexandre Almeida et al. – bioRxiv

** Convergence of human and Old World monkey gut microbiomes demonstrates the importance of human ecology over phylogeny – Katherine R. Amato et al. – Genome Biology

Press: New research furthers understanding about what shapes human gut microbiome – EurekAlert!

Review: Sodium, Hypertension, and the Gut: Does the Gut Microbiota Go Salty? – Katarina Smiljanec & Shannon L. Lennon – American Journal of Physiology-Heart and Circulatory Physiology

Tea Compounds and the Gut Microbiome: Findings from Trials and Mechanistic Studies – Timothy Bond & Emma Derbyshire – Nutrients

Fecal microbiota and metabolites are distinct in a pilot study of pediatric Crohn’s disease patients with higher levels of perceived stress – Laura M. Mackner et al. – Psychoneuroendocrinology

Review: The Gut Microbiota in Celiac Disease and probiotics – Richa Chibbar & Levinus A. Dieleman – Nutrients

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and dysbiosis in the microbiome: cause or effect or both? – Gregg J Silverman et al. – Current Opinion in Immunology

Review: The Multiple Sclerosis Gut Microbiota: A Systematic Review – Ali Mirza et al. – Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders

Animal experiments

Oolong tea polyphenols ameliorate circadian rhythm of intestinal microbiome and liver clock genes in mouse model – Tongtong Guo et al. – Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Review: Caenorhabditis elegans: a model to understand host–microbe interactions – Arun Kumar et al. – Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences

Animal microbiome

Wildlife-microbiome interactions and disease: exploring opportunities for disease mitigation across ecological scales – Candace L. Williams et al. – Drug Discovery Today: Disease Models

Plant, root and soil microbiome

Soil Microbial Communities Involved in Reductive Dissolution of Arsenic from Arsenate-laden Minerals with Different Carbon Sources – Shigeki Yamamura et al. – Environmental Science & Technology

Volatile‐mediated antagonism of soil bacterial communities against fungi – Xiaogang Li et al. – Environmental Microbiology

Interactions between soybean, Bradyrhizobium japonicum and Soybean mosaic virus: the effects depend on the interaction sequence – Sofía Andreola et al. – Functional Plant Biology

New insights into the responses of soil microorganisms to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon stress by combining enzyme activity and sequencing analysis with metabolomics – Xiaona Li et al. – Environmental Pollution

Understanding the phyllosphere microbiome assemblage in grape species (Vitaceae) with amplicon sequence data structures – Prashant Singh et al. – Scientific Reports

** Review: Soil microbiomes and climate change – Janet K. Jansson & Kirsten S. Hofmockel – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Variation in pickleweed root-associated microbial communities at different locations of a saline solid waste management unit contaminated with petroleum hydrocarbons – Abdur Rahim Khan et al. – PLoS One

Plant-plant competition influences temporal dynamism of soil microbial enzyme activity – E. J. Schofield et al. – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Comparison of microphototrophic communities living in different soil environments in the High Arctic – Ekaterina Pushkareva et al. – Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution

Water and extremophile microbiome

Novel facultative Methylocella strains are active methane consumers at terrestrial natural gas seeps – Muhammad Farhan Ul Haque et al. – Microbiome

Selective bacterial colonization processes on polyethylene waste samples in an abandoned landfill site – Edoardo Puglisi et al. – Scientific Reports

Variation in pickleweed root-associated microbial communities at different locations of a saline solid waste management unit contaminated with petroleum hydrocarbons – Abdur Rahim Khan et al. – PLoS One

Bacterial and Fungal Diversity Inside the Medieval Building Constructed with Sandstone Plates and Lime Mortar as an Example of the Microbial Colonization of a Nutrient-Limited Extreme Environment (Wawel Royal Castle, Krakow, Poland) – Magdalena Dyda et al. – Microorganisms

Evaluating the effect of biochar on mesophilic anaerobic digestion of waste activated sludge and microbial diversity – Bo Wu et al. – Bioresource Technology

Species-specific differences in the microbiomes and organic exudates of crustose coralline algae influence bacterioplankton communities – Zachary A. Quinlan et al. – Frontiers in Microbiology

A global comparison of the bacterial communities of bilge water, boat surfaces, and external port water – Laura G. Schaerer et al. – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Microbes in space

Simulated manned Mars exploration: effects of dietary and diurnal cycle variations on the gut microbiome of crew members in a controlled ecological life support system – Hai-Sheng Dong et al. – PeerJ

Technology

** Targeted isolation and cultivation of uncultivated bacteria by reverse genomics – Karissa L. Cross et al. – Nature Biotechnology

Bioinformatics

Tandem repeats lead to sequence assembly errors and impose multi-level challenges for genome and protein databases – Ole K Tørresen et al. – Nucleic Acids Research

Microbes in the news

Bill Gates thinks understanding the body’s microbiome will help solve malnutrition – Katie Palmer – Quartz

Press for yesterday’s article: Unlocking CRISPR’s Potential To Alter the Microbiome – Technology Networks

Press for yesterday’s article: New Study Finds CRISPR May Be The Secret To Improving Gut Health – Gretchen Lidicker – Mind Body Green

Drug Metabolism and Microbiome – Maryam Azizi – News Medical

The Gut-Lupus Link: How Gut Bacteria May Impact Disease Development and Activity – Lupus Foundation of America

Microbes on the market

BASF and Biomillenia Join Forces in Microbiome Research to Promote Healthy Skin – Business Wire

Non-microbiology pick

** Our own Elies Bik is featured in this Dutch report on exposing scientific fraud, and see a Google translated version here.

September 24, 2019

Today’s digest is about diet-microbiota interactions in personalized  nutrition, interesting story on single bacterium association with fatty liver disease and how the gut microbiota adapt to red meat consumption.

General microbiome

Diet–microbiota interactions and personalized nutrition – Aleksandra A. Kolodziejczyk – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Citrobacter rodentium–host–microbiota interactions: immunity, bioenergetics and metabolism – Caroline Mullineaux-Sanders – Nature Reviews Microbiology

The interaction between the gut Microbiota and herbal medicines – Xuedong An – Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy

Gut microbiota: what is its place in pharmacology? – Aleksandra Tarasiuk – Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology

Human microbiome

Fatty Liver Disease Caused by High-Alcohol-Producing Klebsiella pneumoniae – Jing Yuan – Cell Metabolism

Association of Alterations in Intestinal Microbiota With Impaired Psychological Function in Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Diseases in Remission – Fabienne Humbel – Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Butyrate‐Producing Gut Bacteria and Viral Infections in Kidney Transplant Recipients: A Pilot Study – John R. Lee – Transplant Infectious Disease

Metabolomics and Microbial Composition Increase Insight into the Impact of Dietary Differences in Cirrhosis – I. Jane Cox – Liver International

Animal experiments

Gut bacteria responding to dietary change encode sialidases that exhibit preference for red meat-associated carbohydrates – Livia S. Zaramela – Nature Microbiology

A processive endoglucanase with multi-substrate specificity is characterized from porcine gut microbiota – Weijun Wang – Scientific Reports

Comparative analysis of the fecal microbiota from different species of domesticated and wild suids – Florencia Correa-Fiz – Scientific Reports

Escherichia coli clonobiome: assessing the strains diversity in feces and urine by deep amplicon sequencing – Sofiya G. Shevchenko- Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Saponins from Clematis mandshurica Rupr. regulates gut microbiota and its metabolites during alleviation of collagen-induced arthritis in rats – Lin-Xiu Guo – Pharamacological Research

MHC Class II Antigen Presentation by the Intestinal Epithelium Initiates Graft-versus-Host Disease and Is Influenced by the Microbiota – Motoko Koyama – Immunity

Metformin Alters the Duodenal Microbiome and Decreases the Incidence of Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma Promoted by Diet-induced Obesity – Tien S Dong – American Journal of Physiology

Effects from diet-induced gut microbiota dysbiosis and obesity can be ameliorated by fecal microbiota transplantation: A multiomics approach – Maria Guirro – PlosOne

Short-chain fatty acids and microbiota metabolites attenuate ghrelin receptor signaling – Cristina Torres-Fuentes – Faseb Journal

Effects of berberine and metformin on intestinal inflammation and gut microbiome composition in db/db mice – Wang Zhang – Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy

Plant, root, soil microbiome

Water-soluble mercury induced by organic amendments affected microbial community assemblage in mercury-polluted paddy soil – Hualing Hu – Chemosphere

Phyllosphere colonisation by a soil Streptomyces sp. promotes plant defense responses against fungal infection – Sophie Vergnes – Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions

Water microbiome 

Heat‐induced shift in coral microbiome reveals several members of the Rhodobacteraceae family as indicator species for thermal stress in Porites lutea – Wirulda Pootakham – Microbiology Open

Probiotics
Metabolomic profiling of oxalate-degrading probiotic Lactobacillus acidophilus and Lactobacillus gasseri – Casey A. Chamberlain – PlosOne

Probiotic Bifidobacterium bifidum G9‐1 ameliorates phytohemagglutinin‐induced diarrhea caused by intestinal dysbiosis -Yutaka Makizaki – Microbiology and Immunology

July 24, 2019

Welcome back! Today’s all-around Digest features an animal study identifying a single bacterium as therapy against rheumatoid arthritis, a field trial with bacteria colonizing and sterile Asian tiger mosquitoes to combat vector borne diseases, and a non-microbiology pick about the balance between longevity and immunity. Enjoy!

Event

Microbiome Movement – Oncology Response Summit – Boston

General microbiology

Motile curved bacteria are Pareto-optimal – Rudi Schuech et al. – PNAS

Press: ‘Curvy bacteria’ weigh the benefits of different shapes – Science Daily

Antimicrobial resistance

The burden of antimicrobial resistance at tertiary care hospital, southern Ethiopia: a three years’ retrospective study – Tsegaye Alemayehu et al. – BMC Infectious Diseases

Human oral microbiome

Review: Regulation of oral immune tolerance by the microbiome in food allergy – Emmanuel Stephen-Victor & Talal A Chatila – Current Opinion in Immunology

Human respiratory microbiome

Editorial: Changes in lung microbiome do not explain the development of ventilator-associated pneumonia – Lieuwe D. J. Bos & Andre C. Kalil – Intensive Care Medicine

Human gut microbiome

In vitro: Microbial communities in a dynamic in vitro model for the human ileum resemble the human ileal microbiota – Maria Stolaki et al. – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Fecal Microbiota Transplantation in Pouchitis: Clinical, Endoscopic, Histologic, and Microbiota Results from a Pilot Study – Daniel Selvig et al. – Digestive Diseases and Sciences

Dysbiosis of the gut microbiome is associated with CKD5 and correlated with clinical indices of the disease: a case–controlled study – Yang Li et al. – Journal of Translational Medicine

Animal experiments

Supplementation of diet with non-digestible oligosaccharides alters the intestinal microbiota, but not arthritis development, in IL-1 receptor antagonist deficient mice – Rebecca Rogier et al. – PLoS One

Microbial metabolite deoxycholic acid shapes microbiota against Campylobacter jejuni chicken colonization – Bilal Alrubaye et al. – PLoS One

Lamb: A novel animal model for regional microbial dysbiosis of the pioneer microbial community – Nilusha Malmuthuge and Philip J. Griebel – Frontiers in Microbiology

** A single bacterium restores the microbiome dysbiosis to protect bones from destruction in a rat model of rheumatoid arthritis – Hudan Pan, Ruijin Guo, Yanmei Ju, Qi Wang et al. – Microbiome

Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers and Gut Microbiome Modulate Metabolic Syndrome–Related Aqueous Metabolites in Mice – David K. Scoville et al. – Drug Metabolism and Disposition

Animal microbiome

** Incompatible and sterile insect techniques combined eliminate mosquitoes – Xiaoying Zheng et al. – Nature

Commentary: Tiger mosquitoes tackled in a trial – Peter Armbruster – Nature

Host genetics and geography influence microbiome composition in the sponge Ircinia campana – Sarah M. Griffiths et al. – Journal of Animal Ecology

Plant, root and soil microbiome

Non-target Effects of Naphthalene on the Soil Microbial Biomass and Bacterial Communities in the Subalpine Forests of Western China – Liying Lan et al. – Scientific Reports

Drought modulates interactions between arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal diversity and barley genotype diversity – Agnieszka Sendek et al. – Scientific Reports

Variation in rhizosphere microbiota correlates with edaphic factor in an abandoned antimony tailing dump – Enzong Xiao et al. – Environmental Pollution

Structural changes of soil organic matter and the linkage to rhizosphere bacterial communities with biochar amendment in manure fertilized soils – Ruilin Huang & Zhenyi Zhang et al. – Science of the Total Environment

Review: The Postharvest Microbiome: The Other Half of Sustainability – Michael Wisniewski & Samir Droby – Biological Control

Water and extremophile microbiome

Oil degradation potential of microbial communities in water and sediment of Baltic Sea coastal area – Hanna Miettinen et al. – PLoS One

Linking dissolved organic matter composition and bacterioplankton communities in an Amazon floodplain system – Michaela L. de Melo et al. – Limnology and Oceanography

Pollution shapes the bacterial community of a river: a case study – N. Yadav & S. Sharma – International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology

A pollution gradient contributes to the taxonomic, functional, and resistome diversity of microbial communities in marine sediments – Jiarui Chen & Shelby E. McIlroy et al. – Microbiome

Phages and viruses

Review: Human Virome and Disease: High-Throughput Sequencing for Virus Discovery, Identification of Phage-Bacteria Dysbiosis and Development of Therapeutic Approaches with Emphasis on the Human Gut – Tasha M. Santiago-Rodriguez & Emily B. Hollister – Viruses

Technology

Targeting 16S rDNA for Stable Recombinant Gene Expression in Pseudomonas – Maike Otto et al. – ACS Synthetic Biology

Microbes in the news

Gut microbes may help malnourished children – Elizabeth Pennisi – Science

The microbiota–gut–brain axis – Natasha Bray – Nature

Nam June Paik Art Center looks at ecosystems, up close – Shim Woo-hyun – The Korea Herald

DuPont Opens State-of-the-Art Probiotics Fermentation Unit – WholeFoods Magazine

The Art Of Solving Antibiotic Overuse in America – ArtIHolics

MICROBIOME RESEARCH IS MORE THAN CHASING GUT FEELINGS – Chad Campbell – Purdue University

NIH grant to fund research on microbiome’s role in cancer – Healio

PET TALK: Balanced GI tract plays large role in dog’s overall well-being – Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Mathematics helps us understand the complexity of our microbiome – Tim Sandle – Digital Journal

Good bacteria, bad products – Gali Weinreb – Globes

Gut Microbiome May Alter ALS Progression in Mice – Julianna LeMieux – GenEngNews

Xin’s non-microbiology pick

** The longevity-promoting factor, TCER-1, widely represses stress resistance and innate immunity – Francis R. G. Amrit et al. – Nature Communications

June 20, 2019

After a week, our Microbiome Digest is back online with a rich collection of articles in all fields microbiome. Highlights include a review on colonization resistance to bacterial pathogens in the gut, a report on daily sampling of the individual microbiome response to similar diets, and, have you heard of the FAIR principles for scientific data? Happy reading!

General microbiology

Bacillus cereus infection in neonates and the absence of evidence for the role of banked human milk: Case reports and literature review – Antoine Lewin et al. – Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology

Comment: Multiple levels of the unknown in microbiome research – Andrew Maltez Thomas & Nicola Segata – BMC Biology

Comparative genome analysis reveals niche-specific genome expansion in Acinetobacter baumannii strains – Harshita Yakkala & Devyani Samantarrai et al. – PLoS One

Antimicrobial resistance

Definitions and guidelines for research on antibiotic persistence – Nathalie Q. Balaban et al. – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Review: Genomic and metagenomic approaches for predictive surveillance of emerging pathogens and antibiotic resistance – Kimberley V. Sukhum et al. – Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics

Review: Antimicrobial Tolerance and Metabolic Adaptations in Microbial Biofilms – Aurélie Crabbé et al. – Trends in Microbiology

Human oral microbiome

Dysbiotic salivary microbiota in dry mouth and primary Sjögren’s syndrome patients – S. Rusthen et al. – PLoS One

Human gut microbiome

** Review: Gut Microbiota and Colonization Resistance against Bacterial Enteric Infection – Q. R. Ducarmon et al. – Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews

Review: Gastrointestinal Microbiota in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease: A Systematic Review – SeonYoon Chung et al. – Advances in Nutrition

Gut Microbial Associations to Plasma Metabolites Linked to Cardiovascular Phenotypes and Risk – Alexander Kurilshikov et al. – Circulation Research

Commentary: The Microbiome, Plasma Metabolites, Dietary Habits, and Cardiovascular Risk Unravelling Their Interplay – Dariush Mozaffarian – Circulation Research

Review: Macronutrient metabolism by the human gut microbiome: major fermentation by-products and their impact on host health – Kaitlyn Oliphant & Emma Allen-Vercoe – Microbiome

Review: Lactose digestion in humans: intestinal lactase appears to be constitutive whereas the colonic microbiome is adaptable – Richard A Forsgård – The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

** Daily Sampling Reveals Personalized Diet-Microbiome Associations in Humans – Abigail J. Johnson et al – Cell Host & Microbe

Review: HIV, Cancer, and the Microbiota: Common Pathways Influencing Different Diseases – Sergio Serrano-Villar et al. – Frontiers in Immunology

IDDF2019-ABS-0157 Fecal microbiota transplantations reconstitute gut fungal and viral microbiota in graft-versus-host disease – Fen Zhang et al. – Gut

Exploring the impact of Helicobacter pylori on gut microbiome composition – Nihar Ranjan Dash et al. – PLoS One

Metabolomics

Review: Translational Metabolomics: Current Challenges and Future Opportunities – Farhana R. Pinu et al. – Metabolites

Animal experiments

Consumption of post-fermented Jing-Wei Fuzhuan brick tea alleviates liver dysfunction and intestinal microbiota dysbiosis in high fructose diet-fed mice – Xiangnan Zhang et al. – RSC Advance

Mouse: B vitamin sharing promotes stability of gut microbial communities – Vandana Sharma et al. – Frontiers in Microbiology

Variability of the ability of complex microbial communities to exclude microbes carrying antibiotic resistance genes in rabbits – caroline s. achard et al. – Frontiers in Microbiology

Effects of BARLEYmax and high-β-glucan barley line on short-chain fatty acids production and microbiota from the cecum to the distal colon in rats – Seiichiro Aoe et al. – PLoS One

Animal microbiome

The “wildness” of the giant panda gut microbiome and its relevance to effective translocation – Ran Yao & Liangliang Xu et al. – Global Ecology and Conservation

Host genetics influence the rumen microbiota and heritable rumen microbial features associate with feed efficiency in cattle – Fuyong Li et al – Microbiome

Mosquito: Host species and site of collection shape the microbiota of Rift Valley fever vectors in Kenya – David P. Tchouassi et al – PLoS NTD

Longitudinal microbiome profiling reveals impermanence of probiotic bacteria in domestic pigeons – Kirsten Grond, Julie M. Perreau & Wesley T. Loo et al. – PLoS One

Food microbiome

Ground beef microbiome changes with antimicrobial decontamination interventions and product storage – Margaret D. Weinroth et al. – PLoS One

Plant, root and soil microbiome

Biocontrol of Root Diseases and Growth Promotion of the Tuberous Plant Aconitum carmichaelii Induced by Actinomycetes Are Related to Shifts in the Rhizosphere Microbiota – Yulong Li et al. – Microbial Ecology

Microbial communities from different soil types respond differently to organic waste input – Sophie Sadet-Bourgeteau et al. – Applied Soil Ecology

Plant-based oil-sorbents harbor native microbial communities effective in spilled oil-bioremediation under nitrogen starvation and heavy metal-stresses – N. Dashti et al. – Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Effects of agricultural management on rhizosphere microbial structure and function in processing tomato – Jennifer E. Schmidt et al. – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Microbial diversity in bulk and rhizosphere soil of Ranunculus glacialis along a high-alpine altitudinal gradient – Nadine Praeg et al. – Frontiers in Microbiology

Tripartite Interactions Between Endophytic Fungi, Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi, and Leymus chinensis – Hui Liu et al. – Microbial Ecology

Review: Plant host-associated mechanisms for microbial selection – Piet Jones et al. – Frontiers in Plant Science

Soil Microbial Biomass and Fungi Reduced with Canola Introduced into Long-Term Monoculture Wheat Rotations – Jeremy C. Hansen et al. – Frontiers in Microbiology

Pearls: Microbiota-mediated disease resistance in plants – Nathan Vannier et al. – PLoS Pathogens

Effects of maize rotation on the physicochemical properties and microbial communities of American ginseng cultivated soil – Xiao-Lin Jiao et al. – Scientific Reports

Linking the response of soil microbial community structure in soils to long-term wastewater irrigation and soil depth – Qiuling Dang et al. – Science of the Total Environment

One-time nitrogen fertilization shifts switchgrass soil microbiomes within a context of larger spatial and temporal variation – Huaihai Chen et al. – PLoS One

Water and extremophile microbiome

Comparison of bacterial community structure and potential functions in hypoxic and non-hypoxic zones of the Changjiang Estuary – Dong-Mei Wu & Qiu-Ping Dai et al. – PLoS One

Review: Progress and promise of omics for predicting the impacts of climate change on harmful algal blooms – Gwenn M.M.Hennon & Sonya T.Dyhrman – Harmful Algae

Position-specific metabolic probing and metagenomics of microbial communities reveal conserved central carbon metabolic network activities at high temperatures – Scott C. Thomas et al. – Frontiers in Microbiology

Chemical composition of extracellular polymeric substances and evolution of microbial community in activated sludge exposed to ibuprofen – Guangqing Zhou et al. – Journal of Environmental Management

Enhancement of facultative anaerobic denitrifying communities by oxygen release from roots of the macrophyte in constructed wetlands – Haishu Sun et al. – Journal of Environmental Management

How does environmental inter-annual variability shape aquatic microbial communities? A 40-year annual record of sedimentary DNA from a boreal lake (Nylandssjön, Sweden) – Eric Capo et al. – Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution

Phages and viruses

Review: Virome and bacteriome: two sides of the same coin – Jonathan Stern et al. – Current Opinion in Virology

Technology

Gut microbiome analysis by post: Evaluation of the optimal method to collect stool samples from infants within a national cohort study – Georgina M. Williams et al. – PLoS One

Microbiota data from low biomass milk samples is markedly affected by laboratory and reagent contamination – Josef Dahlberg et al. – PLoS One

Bioinformatics

GRASP2: fast and memory-efficient gene-centric assembly and homolog search for metagenomic sequencing data – Cuncong Zhong et al. – BMC Bioinformatics

Proficiency testing of virus diagnostics based on bioinformatics analysis of simulated in silico high-throughput sequencing datasets – Annika Brinkmann et al. – Journal of Clinical Microbiology

Microbes in the news

FDA recalls certain tattoo inks for bacterial contamination – Fox 13 News

Viruses found to use intricate ‘treadmill’ to move cargo across bacterial cells – ScienceDaily

USDA issues reminder about how to safely meal prep – Erica Chayes Wida – Today

Highlights and key takeaways from the 2019 Boston Bacterial Meeting (BBM) – Dr. Tomislav Meštrović, MD, Ph.D. – News Medical

Non-microbiology picks

** The State of Open Data Report 2018

Network analysis to evaluate the impact of research funding on research community consolidation – Daniel J. Hicks et al. – PLoS One