July 26, 2017

General microbiome

Microbiome analysis and confocal microscopy of used kitchen sponges reveal massive colonization by Acinetobacter, Moraxella and Chryseobacterium species – Massimiliano Cardinale – Scientific Reports

Review: The mother–offspring dyad: microbial transmission, immune interactions and allergy development – Maria C. Jenmalm – Journal of Internal Medicine

Human skin microbiome

The Skin Microbiome of Cohabiting Couples – Ashley A. Ross – mSystems

Animal microbiome

Influence of Host Plant on Thaumetopoea pityocampa Gut Bacterial Community – Cinzia P. Strano – Microbial Ecology

The time-course of broiler intestinal microbiota development after administration of cecal contents to incubating eggs – Erin E. Donaldson – PeerJ

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Review: Sphingomonads in Microbe-Assisted Phytoremediation: Tackling Soil Pollution – Michael Gatheru Waigi – Trends in Biotechnology

Response of soil microbial community composition and function to a bottomland forest restoration intensity gradient – Michael S. Strickland – Applied Soil Ecology

Changes of soil microbial communities during decomposition of straw residues under different land uses – Hong Zhang – Journal of Arid Land

Water and extremophile microbiome

Metagenomics of urban sewage identifies an extensively shared antibiotic resistome in China – Jian-Qiang Su – Microbiome

An anaerobic ~3400 Ma shallow-water microbial consortium: presumptive evidence of Earth’s Paleoarchean anoxic atmosphere – J. William Schopf – Precambrian Research

Iron oxides alter methanogenic pathways of acetate in production water of high-temperature petroleum reservoir – Pan Pan – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Food Microbiology

Editorial: Microbiology of Ethnic Fermented Foods and Alcoholic Beverages of the World – Jyoti P. Tamang – Frontiers in Microbiology

Probiotics / prebiotics

Specific signatures of the gut microbiota and increased levels of butyrate in children treated with fermented cow’s milk containing heat-killed Lactobacillus paracasei CBA L74 – Roberto Berni Canani – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Phages and viruses

Review : The Human Virome – Implications for Clinical Practice in Transplantation Medicine – Susanna K. Tan – Journal of Clinical Microbiology

Anitha’s non-microbiology picks

Quantum tunneling takes time, new study shows

Perovskites power up the solar industry

Scientists develop fast chemistry that unlocks a new class of polymers

Medicine’s Movable Feast: What Jumping Genes Can Teach Us about Treating Disease

July 21, 2017

Today’s digest is short and sweet. An interesting study of the microbial community composition inside the Internation Space Station using WGS. And, how a microbiologist is saving prairie dogs.

General Microbiome and Microbiology

Microbial metal resistance and metabolism across dynamic landscapes: high-throughput environmental microbiology

Carlson H.F1000Research

Animal and insect microbiome

Population-Specific Responses to Interspecific Competition in the Gut Microbiota of Two Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar) Populations

He X. Microbial Ecology

Plant, soil, and air microbiome

Metabarcoding: A powerful tool to investigate microbial communities and shape future plant protection strategies

Abdelfattah A.Biological Control

 Microbial functional diversity covaries with permafrost thaw‐induced environmental heterogeneity in tundra soil

Yuan MM.Global Change Biology

Marine and inland waters

Sulfide-Induced Dissimilatory Nitrate Reduction to Ammonium Supports Anaerobic Ammonium Oxidation (Anammox) in an Open-Water Unit Process Wetland

Jones ZL Applied and Environmental Microbiology

 The effects of phosphorus limitation on carbon metabolism in diatoms

Brembu T. Philosophical  Transaction of the Royal  Society B

Genetic and metabolic engineering in diatoms

Huang W. Philosophical  Transaction of the Royal  Society B

Built Microbiome

Microalgal hydrogen production-a review

Khetkorn W. Bioresource Technology

Whole metagenome profiles of particulates collected from the International Space Station

Nicholas AB.Microbiome, 2017

Microbes in the news

How a wildlife biologist became a plague-chaser in the American Southwest

STAT

July 19, 2017

Today’s digest is a long one! There is high diversity of studies, with a high abundance of gut microbiome studies, a few publications on fecal transplant, and some very interesting early life/pregnancy/mother-infant science.  A normal serving of animal studies, of course a nice colony of environmental microbial studies, and a study reporting the presence of bacteria in Alzheimer’s post-mortem brains.

Events and jobs

Postdoctoral research fellow in translational microbiome research – Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology (MTC) at Karolinska Institutet

General microbiome

Commensal bacteria modulate the tumor microenvironment – Theofilos Poutahidis – Cancer Letters

[Review]  The human microbiome – Hubert E. Blum – Advances in Medical Sciences

Microbiome and Metabolome Data Integration Provides Insight Into Health and Disease – Michael Shaffer – Translational Research

Metabolic potential and taxonomic assessment of bacterial community of an environment to chronic industrial discharge – Neelam Devpura – International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation

Impact of the Microbiota on Bacterial Infections during Cancer Treatment – Jessica Galloway-Peña – Trends in Microbiology

Pregnancy and early life

** The Bacterial Ecosystem of Mother’s Milk and Infant’s Mouth and Gut – Elana Biagi – Frontiers in Microbiology | Evolutionary and Genomic Microbiology

* What’s Normal? Immune Profiling of Human Milk from Healthy Women Living in Different Geographical and Socioeconomic Settings – Lorena Ruiz – Frontiers in Immunology | Nutritional Immunology

Microbiome Associated with Severe Caries in Canadian First Nations Children – M. Agnello – Journal of Dental Research

* Bacterial communities found in placental tissues are associated with severe chorioamnionitis and adverse birth outcomes – Ronan M. Doyle – PLoS One

Human oral microbiome

Characterization of Oral Microbiota in Removable Dental Prosthesis Users: Influence of Arterial Hypertension – Leila Maria Marchi-Alves – BioMed Research International

Human vaginal microbiome

The association between ethnicity and vaginal microbiota composition in Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Hanneke Borgdorff – PLoS One

Human nearly-sterile sites

** 16S rRNA Next Generation Sequencing Analysis Shows Bacteria in Alzheimer’s Post-Mortem Brain – David C. Emery – Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience

Human gut microbiome

The Gut Microbiota of Healthy Chilean Subjects Reveals a High Abundance of the Phylum Verrucomicrobia – Sayaka Fujio-Vejar – Frontiers in Microbiology | Microbial Symbioses

*[Review] Significance of Microbiota in Obesity and Metabolic Diseases and the Modulatory Potential by Medicinal Plant and Food Ingredients – Hoda M. Eid – Frontiers in Pharmacology | Ethnopharmacology

MOLECULAR CHARACTERIZATION OF FECAL MICROBIOTA OF HEALTHY CHINESE TOBACCO SMOKER SUBJECTS IN SHAANXI PROVINCE, XI’AN CHINA – Ishaq HM – Journal of Ayub Medical College

The Microbiome in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Trauma-Exposed Controls: An Exploratory Study – Hemmings, Sian M.J – Psychosomatic Medicine

The Impact of Gut Microbiota on Gender-Specific Differences in Immunity – Floris Fransen – Frontiers in Immunology | Nutritional Immunology

Involvement of gut microbiota in the association between gastrointestinal motility and 5‑HT expression/M2 macrophage abundance in the gastrointestinal tract – Mo Yang – Molecular Medicine Reports

Correspondence: Fecal Microbiota Transplant from a Rational Stool Donor Improves Hepatic Encephalopathy: A Randomized Clinical Trial – Benjamin H Mullish – Hepatology

Going to the Bank: Fecal Microbiota Transplantation in Pediatrics – Elaine Barfield – Clinical Pediatrics

INTERRELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN GUT MICROBIOTA AND HOST: Paradigms, Role in Neurodegenerative Diseases and Future Prospects – Villarraso JC – CNS & Neurological Disorders Drug Targets

Faecal microbiota transplant: a novel biological approach to extensively drug-resistant organism-related non-relapse mortality – Innes AJ – Bone Marrow Transplantation

* Gut microbiota is critical for the induction of chemotherapy-induced pain – Shiqian Shen – Nature Neuroscience

Relationships between Gastrointestinal Microbiota and Blood Group Antigens – Anuhya Gampa – Physiological Genomics

[Masters Thesis] Evaluating the Effectiveness of Select Bacteria Against Clostridium difficile – Choquette, Kelsey Rose – Iowa State University, ProQuest Dissertations Publishing

* Potential and active functions in the gut microbiota of a healthy human cohort – Alessandro Tanca – Microbiome

[Letter to Editor] The necessity of gut microbiome characterization in diseases prevention and therapy – Sama Rezasoltani – Gastroenterology and Hepatology from Bed to Bench

[Review Article] The Intricate Interaction between Enteric Microbiota and Brain: Principles and Clinical Implications – Giovanni Gherardi – Journal of Digestive Diseases and Hepatology

Gut microbiota dysbiosis associated with glucose metabolism disorders and the metabolic syndrome in older adults – K Lippert – Beneficial Microbes

Animal experiments

Western Diet–Induced Dysbiosis in Farnesoid X Receptor Knockout Mice Causes Persistent Hepatic Inflammation after Antibiotic Treatment – Prasant K – The American Journal of Pathology

Grape pomace improves performance, antioxidant status, fecal microbiota and meat quality of piglets – I. Kafantaris – Animal

Animal microbiome

Microorganisms of the Intestinal Microbiota of Oncorhynchus Mykiss Produce Antagonistic Substances Against Bacteria Contaminating Food and Causing Disease in Humans – Lobos O – Italian Journal of Food Safety

Population-Specific Responses to Interspecific Competition in the Gut Microbiota of Two Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar) Populations – Xiaoping He – Microbial Ecology

Habitat and indigenous gut microbes contribute to the plasticity of gut microbiome in oriental river prawn during rapid environmental change – Cheng-Yu Chen – PLoS One

Vertically and horizontally transmitted microbial symbionts shape the gut microbiota ontogenesis of a skin-mucus feeding discus fish progeny – François-Étienne Sylvain – Scientific Reports

Microbiome overview in swine lungs – Franciele Maboni Siqueira – PLoS One

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Integrated metagenomics and molecular ecological network analysis of bacterial community composition during the phytoremediation of cadmium-contaminated soils by bioenergy crops – Zhaojin Chen – Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Dynamics of Soil Bacterial Communities Over a Vegetation Season Relate to Both Soil Nutrient Status and Plant Growth Phenology – Davide Francioli – Microbial Ecology

Microbial Populations of Stony Meteorites: Substrate Controls on First Colonizers – Alastair W. Tait – Frontiers in Microbiology | Extreme Microbiology

Microbial functional diversity covaries with permafrost thaw-induced environmental heterogeneity in tundra soil – Mengting M. Yuan – Global Change Biology

[PrePrint] Conditionally rare taxa contribute but do not account for prokaryotic community changes in soils – Rachel Kaminsky – bioRxiv

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Performance and bacterial community structure of a 10-years old constructed mangrove wetland – Tingting Tian – Marine Pollution Bulletin

A comparative study revealed first insights into the diversity and metabolisms of the microbial communities in the sediments of Pacmanus and Desmos hydrothermal fields – Hai-liang Wang – PLoS One

Microbial Composition and Diversity Patterns in Deep Hyperthermal Aquifers from the Western Plain of Romania – Cecilia M. Chiriac – Microbiology of Aquatic Systems

Built environment

Pilot study to determine if microbial contamination levels in hospital washrooms are associated with hand drying method – Mark H. Wilcox – Journal of Hospital Infection

Probiotics / prebiotics

Arachidonic acid sex-dependently affects obesity through linking gut microbiota-driven inflammation to hypothalamus-adipose-liver axis – Pan Zhuang – BBA

Functional Characterization of Novel Faecalibacterium prausnitzii Strains Isolated from Healthy Volunteers: A Step Forward in the Use of F. prausnitzii as a Next-Generation Probiotic – Rebeca Martin – Frontiers in Microbiology | Food Microbiology

Bioinformatics

* Abundance estimation and differential testing on strain level in metagenomics data – Martina Fischer – Bioinformatics

Techniques

Development and Use of a Real-Time Quantitative PCR Method for Detecting and Quantifying Equol-Producing Bacteria in Human Faecal Samples and Slurry Cultures – Lucía Vázquez – Frontiers in Microbiology | Food Microbiology

Next-generation Sequencing of the DNA Virome from Fecal Samples – Monaco CL – Bio-protocol

Synthetic multispecies microbial communities reveals shifts in secondary metabolism and facilitates cryptic natural product discovery – Yutong Shi – Environmental Microbiology

Whole-genome sequencing of eukaryotes: From sequencing of DNA fragments to a genome assembly – K. S. Zadesenets – Russian Journal of Genetics

Microbes on the market

Microbiome Sequencing Services Market: trends, analysis, Overview, forecast up to 2021

Ed’s non-microbiology picks

Heavy metal accumulation by Saccharomyces cerevisiae cells armed with metal binding hexapeptides targeted to the inner face of the plasma membrane – Lavinia Liliana Ruta –Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Fracking can contaminate rivers and lakes with radioactive material, study finds

Subacute normobaric oxygen and hyperbaric oxygen therapy in drowning, reversal of brain volume loss: a case report – Paul G Harch – Medical Gas Research

No Effect of Commercial Cognitive Training on Neural Activity During Decision-Making – Joseph W. Kable – Journal of Neuroscience

Health Insurance Expansion and Incidence of Out‐of‐Hospital Cardiac Arrest: A Pilot Study in a US Metropolitan Community – Eric C. Stecker – Journal of the American Heart Association

June 27, 2017

Water microbiome focus today: The effects of terrestrially derived dissolved organic matter on the arctic microbiome, a characterization of deep terrestrial biosphere biofilms, and the microbiome of glaciers and ice sheets.

  • General microbiome

Review: Perspectives and Challenges in Microbial Communities Metabolic Modeling – Emanuele Bosi – Frontiers in Genetics

  • Human respiratory microbiome

Ecological networking of cystic fibrosis lung infections – Robert A Quinn – NPJ Biofilms and Microbiomes

  • Human oral microbiome

Multi-omics Analysis of Periodontal Pocket Microbial Communities Pre- and Posttreatment – Katy Califf – mSystems

Educational strategies and ART effect on salivary characteristics: a controlled clinical trial – Camila Nobre de Freitas – Oral Diseases

Linkages between oral commensal bacteria and atherosclerotic plaques in coronary artery disease patients – Jyoti Chhibber-Goel – NPJ Biofilms and Microbiomes

Next generation sequencing of oral microbiota in Type 2 diabetes mellitus prior to and after neem stick usage and correlation with serum monocyte chemoattractant-1 – Rubini Anbalagan – Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice

Pyrosequencing Analysis of Cryogenically Ground Samples from Primary and Secondary/Persistent Endodontic Infections – Cangül Keskin – Journal of Endodontics

  • Human gut microbiome

Heat-stabilised rice bran consumption by colorectal cancer survivors modulates stool metabolite profiles and metabolic networks: a randomised controlled trial – Dustin Brown – British Journal of Nutrition

Two rheumatoid arthritis-specific autoantigens correlate microbial immunity with autoimmune responses in joints – Annalisa Pianta – The Journal of Clinical Investigation

Distinct patterns in the gut microbiota after surgical or medical therapy in obese patients – Daniel Medina – PeerJ

Immune-modulating effects in mouse dendritic cells of lactobacilli and bifidobacteria isolated from individuals following omnivorous, vegetarian and vegan diets – Diomira Luongo – Cytokine

  • Animal microbiome

Using high-throughput sequencing of ITS2 to describe Symbiodinium metacommunities in St. John, US Virgin Islands – Ross Cunning – PeerJ

Microbial bioenergetics of coral-algal interactions – Ty Roach – Peer J

Gut symbiont enhances insecticide resistance in a significant pest, the oriental fruit fly Bactrocera dorsalis – Daifeng Cheng – Microbiome

  • Plant, root, and soil microbiome</b

Temporal dynamics of the compositions and activities of soil microbial communities post-application of the insecticide chlorantraniliprole in paddy soils – Meng Wu – Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Disease Suppressive Soils: New Insights from the Soil Microbiome – Daniel Schlatter – Phytopathology

Bacillus subtilis biofilm development in the presence of soil clay minerals and iron oxides – Wenting Ma – NPJ Biofilms and Microbiomes

  • Water and extremophile microbiome

Review: Constraint-based metabolic modelling of marine microbes and communities – Marco Fondi – Marine Genomics

* Potential for hydrogen-oxidizing chemolithoautotrophic and diazotrophic populations to initiate biofilm formation in oligotrophic, deep terrestrial subsurface waters – Xiaofen Wu – Microbiome

* The microbiome of glaciers and ice sheets – Alexandre M. Anesio – NPJ Biofilms and Microbiomes

* Microbial Community Response to Terrestrially Derived Dissolved Organic Matter in the Coastal Arctic – Rachel Sipler – Frontiers in Microbiology

  • Built environment

New insights into the spatial variability of biofilm communities and potentially negative bacterial groups in hydraulic concrete structures – Wei Cai – Water Research

Architecture, component, and microbiome of biofilm involved in the fouling of membrane bioreactors – Tomohiro Inaba – NPJ Biofilms and Microbiome

  • Techniques

Orthogonal Comparison of GC-MS and 1H NMR Spectroscopy for Short Chain Fatty Acid Quantitation – Jingwei Cai – Anal Chem

June 10, 2017

Jobs and events

Two tenure-track assistant professor or associate professors – Department of Plant and Microbial Biology – College of Biological Sciences, University of Minnesota

Sign up for the webinar by Edward Messick, GENEWIZ – Topic: Metagenomics for Biomarker Discovery: Applications in Precision Medicine – Webinar date and time: June 14, 2017 at 5 PM

 

General microbiome

Ferrous Iron Efflux Systems in Bacteria – H Pi – Metallomics

Metagenomics of microbial and viral life in terrestrial geothermal environments – A Strazzulli – Reviews in Environmental Science and Bio/Technology

Bacterial Infections in Neonates Following Mupirocin-Based MRSA Decolonization: A Multicenter Cohort Study – R Pierce – Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology

 

Human gut microbiome

Interindividual variability of soil arsenic metabolism by human gut microbiota using SHIME model –  N Yin – Chemosphere

Report: Daily Changes in Composition and Diversity of the Intestinal Microbiota in Patients with Anorexia Nervosa: A Series of Three Cases – SC Kleiman – European Eating Disorders Review

 

Animal experiment

A Targeted Metabolomics Analysis Identifies Intestinal Microbiota-Derived Urinary Biomarkers of Colonization Resistance in Antibiotic-Treated Mice – ME Obrenovich – Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy

 

Animal microbiome

Molecular dialogues with the microbiota: Lessons from the zebrafish intestine – K Guillemin – Mechanisms of Development

 

Plant, root and soil microbiome

The nodule microbiome; N2-fixing rhizobia do not live alone  – P  Martínez-Hidalgo – Phytobiomes Journal

Decreased plant productivity resulting from plant group removal experiment constrains soil microbial functional diversity – X Zhang – Global Change Biology

Turnover of carbon and phosphorus in the microbial biomass depending on phosphorus availability – M Spohn – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Effect of soil preparation techniques on the biochemical properties and microbial communities of a citrus orchard after replanting and conversion into organic management – A Pérez-Piqueres – Applied Soil Ecology

 

Water microbiome and extremophile

Review: The Vulnerability and Resilience of Reef-Building Corals – HM Putnam – Current Biology

Bacterial and archaeal community structure of pan-Arctic Ocean sediments revealed by pyrosequencing – X Lin – Acta Oceanologica Sinica

Genetic diversity of nitrate reducing bacteria in marine and brackish water nitrifying bacterial consortia generated for activating nitrifying bioreactors in recirculating aquaculture systems – PG Preena – Aquaculture Research

 

Techniques

Integrated transcriptomic, proteomic and epigenomic analysis of Plasmodium vivax salivary-gland sporozoites – A Jex – bioRxiv

Discrimination of haloarchaeal genera using Raman spectroscopy and robust methods for multivariate data analysis – NE Dina – Journal of Raman Spectroscopy

 

Metabolomics

Comparative metabolomics in vanilla pod and vanilla bean revealing the biosynthesis of vanillin during the curing process of vanilla –  F Gu – AMB Express

 

Phages

A highly specific phage defense system is a conserved feature of the Vibrio cholerae mobilome – BJ O’ Hara – PLoS Genetics

 

Built environment microbiome

Warm and wet: robust lipase-producing bacteria from the indoor environment – K Tanner – bioRxiv

Impacts of biostimulation and bioaugmentation on the performance and microbial ecology in methanogenic reactors treating purified terephthalic acid wastewater – M Liu – Water Research

 

More microbes

Viral Encephalitis of Unknown Cause: Current Perspective and Recent Advances – PGE Kennedy – Viruses

Protozoa and microbiome  – SL Burgess – Infection and Immunity

Reciprocal control of motility and biofilm formation by the PdhS2 two-component sensor kinase of Agrobacterium tumefaciens  – JE Heindl – bioRxiv

Intercellular communication via the comX-Inducing Peptide (XIP) of Streptococcus mutans – J Kaspar – bioRxiv

Hammondia hammondi has a developmental program in vitro that mirrors its stringent two host life cycle – SL Sokol – bioRxiv

 

Microbes in news

Engineering ‘good’ bacteria to kill bad ones – The Straits Times

White or wholemeal? It depends on your gut bacteria – A Middleton – Cosmos

Ixcela Announces Partnership with ORACLE TEAM USA to Improve Athletes’ Internal Health and Performance – Business Wire

New Study Finds Gut Bacteria May Inhibit Cancer Drugs – K Lant – Futurism

Therapy could stop superbugs on farms – P Ghosh – BBC News

SHU students travel to present phages research – P Parise – Setonian Online

May 28, 2017

Today’s digest includes great reviews on plant-microbe interactions and microbial individual-based ecology (μIBEd).  Lastly, a paper looking at approaches to understanding phage niches.

General Microbiome and Microbiology

Bacterial colonization and succession in a newly opened hospital. Lax S. Science Translational Medicine

Human gut microbiome

Review: Gut microbiota and host defense in critical illness. Jacobs MC. Correct Opinions in Critical Care

Microbiota-gut-brain axis and the central nervous system. Zhu X. Oncotarget

Distinctive microbiomes and metabolites linked with weight loss after gastric bypass, but not gastric banding. Ilhan ZE. ISME Journal

Gut Microbiota: Potential for a Unifying Hypothesis for Prevention and Treatment of Hypertension. Qi Y. Circulation Research

Human microbiome and immune system

Cerebrovascular malformations: Microbiota promotes cerebral cavernous malformations. Ridler C. Nature Review Neurology

Microbiota in T-cell homeostasis and inflammatory diseases. Lee N. Experimental and Molecular Medicine

Microbiota modulation counteracts Alzheimer’s disease progression influencing neuronal proteolysis and gut hormones plasma levels. Bonfili L. Scientific Reports

Animal and insect microbiome

Abiotic and Biotic Factors Regulating Inter-Kingdom Engagement between Insects and Microbe Activity on Vertebrate Remains. Jordan HR. Insects

Microbiome modelling

Review: Advancing microbial sciences by individual-based modelling. Hellweger FL. Nature Reviews Microbiology

Plant, soil, and air microbiome

Ecological effects of soil properties and metal concentrations on the composition and diversity of microbial communities associated with land use patterns in an electronic waste recycling region. Wu W. Science of the Total Environment

Metatranscriptomic analysis of prokaryotic communities active in sulfur and arsenic cycling in Mono Lake, California, USA. Edwardson CF. ISME Journal

Review: Ancestral alliances: Plant mutualistic symbioses with fungi and bacteria. Martin FM. Science

Review: Dimensions of biodiversity in the Earth mycobiome.Peay GY. Nature Reviews Microbiology

Experimental soil warming shifts the fungal community composition at the alpine treeline. Solly EF. New Phytologist

Virology

Metagenomic Approaches to Assess Bacteriophages in Various Environmental Niches. Hayes S. Virus

Bacteriophage transfer during faecal microbiota transplantation in <i>Clostridium difficile</i> infection is associated with treatment outcome. Zuo T. Gut Microbiota

May 27, 2017

Today’s digest has some great papers in the section-Plant, root and soil microbiome

General microbiome

Concentration and Viability of Bacterial Aerosols Associated with Weather in Asian Continental Outflow: Current Understanding – D Zhang – Aerosol Science and Engineering

Specific Virus-Host Genome Interactions Revealed By Tethered Chromosome Conformation Capture – H Li – bioRxiv

Metabolic Integration of Bacterial Endosymbionts through Antimicrobial Peptides – P Mergaert – Trends in Microbiology

Isolation and Characterization of Phenol-Degrading Psychrotolerant Yeasts – N Filipowicz – Water, Air, & Soil Pollution

 

Animal microbiome

Impact of dietary Moringa oleifera leaves on intestinal pathogenic load and histological structure of growing rabbits raised under heat-stress conditions – AY El-Badawi – Animal Production Science

CD44 deletion leading to attenuation of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis results from alterations in gut microbiome in mice – KN Chitrala – European Journal of Immunology

Meta-analysis To Define a Core Microbiota in the Swine Gut – DB Holman – mSystems

 

Plant, root and soil microbiome

Let the Core Microbiota Be Functional – P Lemanceau – Trends in Plant Science

Phytobiomes – Editor-in-Chief: CA Young

Bio-mining the forest ecosystem of North East India for identification of antimicrobial metabolites from fungi through submerged fermentation – SI Devi – Bioresource Technology

Kisameet Glacial Clay: an Unexpected Source of Bacterial Diversity – SL Svensson – mBio

Microbiome-on-a-Chip: New Frontiers in Plant–Microbiota Research – CE Stanley – Trends in Microbiology

Soil microbial properties as affected by short-term contrasting tillages and cropping systems in a rainfed agro-ecosystem of Northern Odisha – KN Mishra – Evolutionary Ecology

Comparison of rhizosphere properties as affected by different Bt- and non-Bt-cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) genotypes and fertilization – M Ahamd – Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

Soil fungal diversity in natural grasslands of the Tibetan Plateau: associations with plant diversity and productivity – T Yang – New Phytologist

Bacterial Microbiome and Nematode Occurrence in Different Potato Agricultural Soils – JD Castillo – Microbial Ecology

Lipopeptides produced by B. amyloliquefaciens NJN-6 altered the soil fungal community and non-ribosomal peptides genes harboring microbial community – J Yuan – Applied Soil Ecology

The differential impact of a native and a non-native ragwort species (Senecioneae) on the first and second trophic level of the rhizosphere food web – P Harkes – Oikos

 

Food microbiology

Impact of thistle rennet from Carlina acanthifolia All. subsp. acanthifolia on bacterial diversity and dynamics of a specialty Italian raw ewes’ milk cheese – F Cardinali – International Journal of Food Microbiology

High-throughput metataxonomic characterization of the raw milk microbiota identifies changes reflecting lactation stage and storage conditions – CJ Doyle – International Journal of Food Microbiology

 

Built environment microbiology

Direct treatment of high-strength soft drink wastewater using a down-flow hanging sponge reactor: performance and microbial community dynamics – J Liao – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

 

Techniques

Comparative Genomic Analysis Reveals Habitat-Specific Genes and Regulatory Hubs within the Genus Novosphingobium – R Kumar – mSystems

Fermentation quality, in vitro digestibility and aerobic stability of total mixed ration silages prepared with whole-plant corn (Zea mays L.) and hulless barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) straw – X Yuan – Animal Production Science

Investigation of compatible solutes synthesis and transport of Virgibacillus halodenitrificans PDB-F2 with complete genome analysis – Y Zhou – International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation

An 18S rRNA Workflow for Characterizing Protists in Sewage, with a Focus on Zoonotic Trichomonads – JM Maritz – Microbial Ecology

 

More microbes

HIV Persistence Alters CXCR4 Expression Patterns In OP9-DL1-Mediated Differentiation Of In Vitro Infected Human Cord Blood CD34+ Cells – T Tsukamoto – bioRxiv

Bacterial Virus Ontology; Coordinating across Databases – C Hulo – MDPI

 

Microbes in news

New insights into the ancestors of all complex life – University of Bristol – News

How a Usually Harmless Bacteria Ended Up Killing 18 People in Wisconsin – S Zhang – The Atlantic

Where you can check beaches for bacteria – Daily Herald

Beware: How to avoid rare flesh-eating bacteria in Chesapeake Bay – M Basch – WTOP

Gut Microbiome Affects Two Nervous System Diseases – AL Komarrof – Journal Watch

Solution to many global challenges may be right under our feet – G Dufficy – AgriLand

Bugging cancer: gut bacteria and the big C – V Martinez – The Irish Times

 

Non-microbiology picks

Marginal Returns And Levels Of Research Grant Support Among Scientists Supported By The National Institutes Of Health – MS Lauer – bioRxiv

Conservation and restoration practices in humid climates – D Tejeda Sartorius – CAB Direct