June 10, 2019

This Monday, read about the precision of microbiome wording, cryopreservation of the human gut microbiota, water infrastructure microbiomes, and more. Happy reading!

General microbiome

Determining Microbial Roles in Ecosystem Function: Redefining Microbial Food Webs and Transcending Kingdom Barriers – Kim M. Handley – mSystems

Digitalizing the Microbiome for Human Health – Kirti Nath and Christoph A. Thaiss – mSystems

New Approaches to Microbiome-Based Therapies – Andrea C. Wong and Maayan Levy – mSystems

Benefits and Costs of Animal Virulence for Microbes – Arturo Casadevall and Liise-anne Pirofski – mSystems

*Language, numeracy and logic in microbiome science – Fergus Shanahan and Colin Hill – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Gut microbiome

*Cryopreservation of the human gut microbiota: current state and perspectives – Daria V.Smirnovaa – International Journal of Medical Microbiology

Metaproteomics of the human gut microbiota: challenges and contributions to other OMICS – Ngom Issa Isaac – Clinical Mass Spectrometry

Mapping human microbiome drug metabolism by gut bacteria and their genes – Michael Zimmermann – Nature

MinION Sequencing of colorectal cancer tumour microbiomes – a comparison with amplicon-based and RNA-Sequencing – William S Taylor – bioRxiv

Assessment of Causal Direction Between Gut Microbiota-Dependent Metabolites and Cardiometabolic Health: Abi-Directional Mendelian Randomisation Analysis – Jinzhu Jia – Diabetes

Metagenomic and metabolomic analyses reveal distinct stage-specific phenotypes of the gut microbiota in colorectal cancer – Shinichi Yachida – Nature Medicine

Dysbiosis of gut microbiota in a selected population of Parkinson’s patients – Daniele Pietrucci – Parkinsonism & Related Disorders

Animal experiment

Heterochronic faecal transplantation boosts gut germinal centres in aged mice – Marisa Stebegg – Nature communications

High fat diet alters gut microbiota but not spatial working memory in early middle-aged Sprague Dawley rats – Nikita Girish Deshpande – PlosOne

Animal microbiome

Fibre digestion by rumen microbiota – a review of recent metagenomic and metatranscriptomic studies – Stephanie A Terry – Canadian Journal of Animal Science

Correlation between Disease Severity and the Intestinal Microbiome in Mycobacterium tuberculosis-Infected Rhesus Macaques – Sivaranjani Namasivayam – mBio

Water microbiome

*Integrating biotechnology and microbial ecology in urban water infrastructure through a microbiome continuum viewpoint – Lutgarde Raskin and Per Halkjær Nielsen – Current Opinion in Biotechnology

Techniques

MOBN: an interactive database of multi-omics biological networks – Cheng Zhang – bioRxiv

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June 4, 2019

General microbiome
Rigorous Statistical Methods for Rigorous Microbiome Science – Amy D. Willis – mSystems

Understanding microbial community dynamics to improve optimal microbiome selection – Robyn J. Wright – Microbiome

Toward a Better Understanding of Species Interactions through Network Biology – Ryan S. McClure – mSystems

Human respiratory microbiome
Nasal commensal Staphylococcus epidermidis enhances interferon-λ-dependent immunity against influenza virus – Hyun Jik Kim – Microbiome

Human gut microbiome
A Multi-omics Approach to Unraveling the Microbiome-Mediated Effects of Arabinoxylan Oligosaccharides in Overweight Humans – Alfonso Benítez-Páez – mSystems

Gut microbiome identifies risk for colorectal polyps – Ezzat Dadkhah – BMJ Open Gastroenterology

Yogurt improves insulin resistance and liver fat in obese women with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and metabolic syndrome: a randomized controlled trial – Yang Chen – American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Preprint: Chemical Impacts of the Microbiome Across Scales Reveal Novel Conjugated Bile Acids – Robert A Quinn – bioRxiv

Animal models
Ruminal microbiome-host crosstalk stimulates the development of the ruminal epithelium in a lamb model – Limei Lin – Microbiome

Missing Links: the Role of Primates in Understanding the Human Microbiome – Katherine R. Amato – mSystems

Plant, root, and soil microbiome
Collaborative involvement of woody plant roots and rhizosphere microorganisms in the formation of pedogenetic clays – Frank Reith – Annals of Botany

Water and extremophile microbiome
Effects of sulfamethoxazole and sulfamethoxazole-degrading bacteria on water quality and microbial communities in milkfish ponds – Bea-Ven Chang – Environmental Pollution

Preprint: Temporal dynamics of Bacteria, Archaea and protists in equatorial coastal waters – Caroline Chénard – bioRxiv

Built environment
Concurrent measurement of microbiome and allergens in the air of bedrooms of allergy disease patients in the Chicago area – Miles Richardson – Microbiome

Phages and viruses
Preprint: The human gut virome is highly diverse, stable and individual-specific – Andrey Shkoporov – bioRxiv

Bioinformatics
NG-meta-profiler: fast processing of metagenomes using NGLess, a domain-specific language – Luis Pedro Coelho – Microbiome

Science, publishing, and career
Preprint: The Mastery Rubric for Bioinformatics: supporting design and evaluation of career-spanning education and training – Rochelle E. Tractenberg – bioRxiv

Alyson’s non-microbiology picks
Why Your Metro Commute Is So Insanely Windy – Julie Bogen – The Atlantic

The 2019 Wellcome photography prize: close focus on the human condition – Sean O’Hagan – The Guardian

June 2, 2019

Highlights: Harnessing principles of ecology and engineering in building microbiome, community ecology perspective of human microbiome, rhizospheric microbes, soil viruses and many more.

General microbiome

Regulating microbiome manipulation – Kjersti Aagaard – Nature Medicine

Towards a Better Understanding of Microbial Community Dynamics through High-Throughput Cultivation and Data Integration – Karoline Faust – mSystems

Reconciling Ecological and Engineering Design Principles for Building Microbiomes – Hans C. Bernstein – mSystems

Community ecology as a framework for human microbiome research – Jack A Gilbert – Nature Medicine

Multi-site human microbiome

Age-dependent dissimilarity of the nasopharyngeal and middle ear microbiota in children with acute otitis media – Silvio D. Brugger – Frontiers in Genetics

Human gut microbiome

Micronutrient requirements and sharing capabilities of the human gut microbiome – Dmitry A Rodionov – Frontiers in Microbiology

Animal experiments 

Mouse microbiomes: overlooked culprits of experimental variability – Maria-Luisa Alegre – Genome Biology

Animal microbiome 

Microbial communities associated with the parasitic copepod Lepeophtheirus salmonis – S. Dalvin – Marine Genomics

Gut microbiome differences between wild and captive black rhinoceros – implications for rhino health – Keylie M. Gibson – Scientific Reports

Not all animals need a microbiome – Tobin J Hammer – FEMS Microbiology Letters

The Microbiome of the Maculinea-Myrmica Host-Parasite Interaction – Marco Di Salvo – Scientific Reports

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Soil photosynthetic microbial communities mediate aggregate stability: influence of cropping systems and herbicide use in an agricultural soil – Olivier Crouzet – Frontiers in Microbiology

Fluazinam positively affected the microbial communities in clubroot cabbage rhizosphere – Chunming Liu – Scientia Horticulturae

Soil microbiome mediates positive plant diversity‐productivity relationships in late successional grassland species – Guangzhou Wang – Ecology Letters

A water stress-adapted inoculum affects rhizosphere fungi, but not bacteria nor wheat – Charlotte Giard-Laliberté – Microbiology Ecology

Variations in phyllosphere microbial community along with the development of angular leaf-spot of cucumber – Luyun Luo – AMB Express

Built environment 

Effects of biochar on the phenol treatment performance and microbial communities shift in sequencing batch reactors – Shengnan Shi – Water Research

Effects of ozone treatment on performance and microbial community composition in biofiltration systems treating ethyl acetate vapours – Itzel Covarrubias-García – Chemosphere

Phages and viruses

Characterization of the virome of Paracoccus spp. (Alphaproteobacteria) by combined in silico and in vivo approaches – Przemyslaw Decewicz – Scientific Reports

Soil Viruses: A New Hope – Joanne B. Emerson – mSystems

 

May 22, 2019

Today’s Digest is full of new perspectives on appropriate models and techniques, including the future of gnotobiotics and using unbiased metagenomics to find RNA viruses. There are also several plant, root, and soil papers, particularly examining the interplay between bacterial and fungal communities. Finally, enjoy a preprint about the cartography of antibiotic resistance genes in a hospital, a study examining the microbiota in larval mosquito vectors of malaria, and a paper about the microeukaryotes associated with coral reefs.

General Microbiome
Review: Antibiotics versus biofilm: an emerging battleground in microbial communities – Divakar Sharma – Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control

Review: Gnotobiotics: Past, present and future – Marijana Basic – Laboratory Animals

Review: The use of non-rodent model species in microbiota studies – Aaron C. Ericsson – Laboratory Animals

Pregnancy and Early Life
Influence of a Serratia marcescens outbreak on the gut microbiota establishment process in low-weight preterm neonates – Esperanza Escribano – PLoS One

Human Vaginal Microbiome
Vaginal microbiota and mucosal pharmacokinetics of tenofovir in healthy women using tenofovir and tenofovir/levonorgestrel vaginal rings – Andrea Ries Thurman – PLoS One

Human Oral Microbiome
Aerodigestive sampling reveals altered microbial exchange between lung, oropharyngeal, and gastric microbiomes in children with impaired swallow function – Claire Duvallet – PLoS One

Animal Microbiome
Color morphology of Diaphorina citri influences interactions with its bacterial endosymbionts and ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’ – Saeed Hosseinzadeh – PLoS One

Conspecific coprophagy stimulates normal development in a germ-free model invertebrate – Benjamin C. Jahnes – PeerJ

Malaria vector species in Amazonian Peru co-occur in larval habitats but have distinct larval microbial communities – Catharine Prussing – PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases

Animal Experiments
Gut and immune effects of bioactive milk factors in preterm pigs exposed to prenatal inflammation – Shuqiang Ren – American Journal of Physiology-Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology

Effects of oregano essential oil on the ruminal pH and microbial population of sheep – Rui Zhou – PLoS One

Plant, Root, and Soil Microbiome
Characterizing the intra-vineyard variation of soil bacterial and fungal communities – Hebin Liang – Frontiers in Microbiology

The role of fungi in heterogeneous sediment microbial networks – Jenny Marie Booth – Scientific Reports

Altering N2O emissions by manipulating wheat root bacterial community – Alla Usyskin-Tonne – Scientific Reports

Sphingomonas sp. Cra20 Increases Plant Growth Rate and Alters Rhizosphere Microbial Community Structure of Arabidopsis Thaliana Under Drought Stress – Yang Luo – Frontiers in Microbiology

Enrichment of soil rare bacteria in root by an invasive plant Ageratina adenophora – Lin Chen – Science of the Total Environment

Effect of rhizospheric and endophytic bacteria with multiple plant growth promoting traits on wheat growth – Somayeh Emami – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Water and Extremophile Microbiome
A comparison of microeukaryote communities inhabiting sponges and seawater in a Taiwanese coral reef system – Daniel Francis Richard Cleary – Annals of Microbiology

An integrated insight into the response of bacterial communities to anthropogenic contaminants in a river: A case study of the Wonderfonteinspruit catchment area, South Africa – K. Jordaan – PLoS One

Built Environment
Preprint: Cartography of opportunistic pathogens and antibiotic resistance genes in a tertiary hospital environment – Kern Rei Chng – bioRxiv

Fungal community composition analysis of 24 different urban parks in Shanghai, China – Jing Zhang – Urban Ecosystems

Techniques
Expanding the RNA Virosphere by Unbiased Metagenomics – Yong-Zhen Zhang – Annual Review of Virology

Preprint: Next-generation sequencing of double stranded RNA is greatly improved by treatment with the inexpensive denaturing reagent DMSO – Alexander H. Wilcox – bioRxiv

Development of an autonomous biosampler to capture in situ aquatic microbiomes – Hugo Ribeiro – PLoS One

May 20, 2019

This Monday, read about the stability within gut resident clonal populations of Enterobacteriaceae, significance of microbiome in personalized medicine, and impacts of intermittent supply on the drinking water microbiome. Happy reading!

General microbiome

Defining Microbiome Health through a Host Lens – Sean M. Gibbonsa – mSystems

*Review: The significance of microbiome in personalized medicine – Ava Behrouzi – Clinical and Translational Medicine

Moving towards a Robust Definition for a “Healthy” Indoor Microbiome – Karen C. Dannemiller – mSystems

Gut microbiome

*Rethinking gut microbiome residency and the Enterobacteriaceae in healthy human adults – Jonathan N. V. Martinson – ISME Journal

Rectal swabs in critically-ill patients provide discordant representations of the gut microbiome compared to stool samples: a brief methodologic report – Katherine Fair – bioRxiv

Development of a Covalent Inhibitor of Gut Bacterial Bile Salt Hydrolases – Arijit A. Adhikari – bioRxiv

Temporal Gut Microbial Changes Predict Recurrent Clostridium difficile in Patients with and without Ulcerative Colitis – Allen A. Lee – boRxiv

Alteration of Gut Microbiome in Lung Cancer Patients – Li Ming – bioRxiv

Respiratory microbiome

Microbiome disturbance and resilience dynamics of the upper respiratory tract in response to influenza A virus infection in humans and ferrets – Drishti Kaul – bioRxiv

High mortality from viral pneumonia in patients with cancer – Youn-Jung Ki – Infectious Diseases

Water microbiome

Global diversity and biogeography of bacterial communities in wastewater treatment plants – Linwei Wu – Nature Microbiology

*Understanding the impacts of intermittent supply on the drinking water microbiome – Quyen Melina Bautista-de los Santos – Current Opinion in Biotechnology

Animal microbiome

Exploration of the rumen microbial diversity and carbohydrate active enzyme profile of black Bengal goat using metagenomic approach – Prashant R. Suryawanshi – Animal Biotechnology

Assessing key microbial communities determining nitrogen transformation in composting of cow manure using illumina high-throughput sequencing – Yu Sun – Waste Management

Plant/root/soil microbiome

Root microbiota assembly and adaptive differentiation among European Arabidopsis populations – Thorsten Thiergart – bioRxiv

Response of Microbial Communities and Their Metabolic Functions to Drying–Rewetting Stress in a Temperate Forest Soil – Dong Liu – Microorganisms

Review: Rhizosphere size and shape: Temporal dynamics and spatial stationarity – Yakov Kuzyakov & Bahar S. Razavi – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Phages and viruses

Production and characterization of novel ssRNA bacteriophage virus-like particles from metagenomic sequencing data – Ilva Lieknina – Journal of Nanobiotechnology

Techniques

PhenoGMM: Gaussian mixture modelling of microbial cytometry data enables efficient predictions of biodiversity – Peter Rubbens – bioRxiv

May 4, 2019

Have a good weekend! Today, in this MB, we have interesting papers about different aspects of the microbiome. For example, we have a review overviewing the relationship between epigenetic changes, microbiome and metabolic diseases, as well as a paper focused in the use of a microbial metabolite in the prognosis of coronary issues. We have also the publication of an interesting study authored by the MB founder Elisabeth Bik.

There are also some papers about coral microbiome and an study about the homogenization of the microbiome between both US Air Force cadets and their built environment.

 

Human and General Microbiome

Review: Epigenetic Markers and Microbiota/Metabolite-Induced Epigenetic Modifications in the Pathogenesis of Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome, Type 2 Diabetes, and Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease – Daniela Stols-Gonçalves – Current Diabetes Reports

A novel sequencing-based vaginal health assay combining self-sampling, HPV detection and genotyping, STI detection, and vaginal microbiome analysis – Elisabeth Bik – PLoS ONE

Trimethyllysine, a trimethylamine N-oxide precursor, provides near- and long-term prognostic value in patients presenting with acute coronary syndromes – Xinmin S Li – European Heart Journal

Review: The interaction between Entamoeba histolytica and enterobacteria shed light on an ancient antibacterial response – Nancy Guillén – Cellular Microbiology

PCR Characterization of Microbiota on Contracted and Non-Contracted Breast Capsules – Yara Bachour – Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Decreased Cephalosporin Susceptibility of Oropharyngeal Neisseria Species in Antibiotic-Using Men-who-have-sex-with-men of Hanoi, Vietnam– Huan V Dong – Clinical Infectious Diseases

Review: Smoking and periodontal microorganisms – Takashi Hanioka – Japanese Dental Science Review

The influence of the vaginal microbiota on preterm birth: A systematic review and recommendations for a minimum dataset for future research – Myrthe JCS. Peelen – Placenta

Gut Microbiome in Health and Disease: Emerging Diagnostic Opportunities – Aonghus Lavelle – Gastroenterology Clinics of North America

Laryngotracheal Microbiota in Adult Laryngotracheal Stenosis – Alexander T. Hillel – mSphere

Antibiotic Resistance Gene Diversity and Virulence Gene Diversity Are Correlated in Human Gut and Environmental Microbiomes – Pedro Escudeiro –  mSphere

 

Beneficial Microbes

Review: Changing our microbiome: Probiotics in dermatology – Y. Yu – British Journal of Dermatology

Amelioration of obesity-related biomarkers by Lactobacillus sakei CJLS03 in a high-fat diet-induced obese murine model – Josep Ji – Scientific Reports

 

Animal Models / Animal Microbiome

Age-related analysis of the gut microbiome in a purebred dog colony – Keijiro Mizukami – FEMS Microbiology Letters

Addition of plant dietary fibre to a raw red meat high protein, high fat diet, alters the faecal bacteriome and organic acid profiles of the domestic cat (Felis catus) – Christina F. Butowski – PLoS ONE

Effects of diet on gut microbiota of soil collembolans – Qian Xiang – Science of The Total Environment

Multiple stressors interact primarily through antagonism to drive changes in the coral microbiome – Rebecca L. Maher – Scientific Reports

Structure and stability of the coral microbiome in space and time – Courtney M. Dunphy – Scientific Reports

The effect of dissolved nickel and copper on the adult coral Acropora muricata and its microbiome – Francesca Gissi – Environmental Pollution

 

Food Microbiome

Microbiota and Chemical Compounds in Fermented Pinelliae Rhizoma (Banxiaqu) from Different Areas in the Sichuan Province, China – Bo Shu – Polish Journal of Microbiology

 

Built Environment

Longitudinal homogenization of the microbiome between both occupants and the built environment in a cohort of United States Air Force Cadets –  Anukriti Sharma – Microbiome

 

Environmental Microbiome

The Influence of Temperature and Nitrogen Source on Cellulolytic Potential of Microbiota Isolated from Natural Environment –  Agnieszka Wita  – Polish Journal of Microbiology

 

Techniques

The potential of nanoflow liquid chromatography-nano electrospray ionisation-mass spectrometry for global profiling the faecal metabolome – Andrew J. Chetwynd – Journal of Chromatography A

April 15, 2019

Today’s Monday morning digest covers reviews on different aspects of human microbiome, interesting articles about effects of early life treatments in rodents and news updates on market prediction of microbiome sequencing and therapeutics.

General microbiome

Current understanding of the human microbiome – Jack A Gilbert – Nature Communications

The Importance of the Microbiome in Bariatric Surgery: a Systematic Review – Josianne C. H. B. M. Luijten – Obesity surgery

A potential role for the gut microbiome in substance use disorders – Katherine R. Meckel – Psychopharmacology

The power of small changes: Comprehensive analyses of microbial dysbiosis in breast cancer – Sheetal Parida -Biochimica et Biophysica Acta

The lung microbiome and transplantation –  Alicia B. Mitchell – Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation

Human gut microbiome

Encrustations on ureteral stents from patients without urinary tract infection reveal distinct urotypes and a low bacterial load – Matthias T. Buhmann – Microbiome

Overuse of anti‐anaerobic drug is associated with poor post‐chemotherapy prognosis of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma – Noriho Lida – International Journal of Cancer

Antibiotic-induced shifts in fecal microbiota density and composition during hematopoietic stem cell transplantation – Sejal Morjaria – BioRxiv

Surveillance-embedded genomic outbreak resolution of methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus in a neonatal intensive care unit – AJH Cremers – BioRxiv

Animal experiments

Antidepressants affect gut microbiota and Ruminococcus flavefaciens is able to abolish their effects on depressive-like behavior – Iva Lukić – Translational Psychiatry

Early life stress induces type 2 diabetes-like features in ageing mice – Hanna Ilchmann-Diounou – Brain, Behavior and Immunity

Early-life vancomycin treatment promotes airway inflammation and impairs microbiome homeostasis – Xin Yang – Aging

Early-life stress, microbiota, and brain development: probiotics reverse the effects of maternal separation on neural circuits underpinning fear expression and extinction in infant rats – Caitlin S.M. Cowan – Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

Commensal Escherichia coli aggravates acute necrotizing pancreatitis through targeting intestinal epithelial cells – Junyuan Zheng – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Host-Microbiome Synergistic Control on Sphingolipid Metabolism by Mechanotransduction in Model Arthritis – Xiaoyuan Zhou – Biomolecules

Plant, root, soil microbiome

Bacterial community diversity associated with the severity of bacterial wilt disease in tomato fields in south-east China – Xuefang Zheng – Canadian Journal of Microbiology

Bacterial disease induced changes in fungal communities of olive tree twigs depend on host genotype – Teresa Gomes – Scientific Reports

Co‐inoculation of Bacillus spp. and Pseudomonas putida at different development stages acts as a biostimulant to promote growth, yield and nutrient uptake of tomato – Yanhui He – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Water microbiome and extremophiles

Extant microbial communities in the partially desiccated Rincon de Parangueo maar crater lake in Mexico – Janet Sánchez-Sánchez – Fems Microbiology Ecology

Novosphingobium meiothermophilum sp. nov., isolated from a hot spring – Wen-Dong Xian – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Built Environment

Impacts of Indoor Surface Finishes on Bacterial Viability – Jinglin Hu – Indoor air

Probiotics

Probiotics: If It Does Not Help It Does Not Do Any Harm. Really? – Aaron Lerner – Microorganisms

Effects of Lactobacillus plantarum PS128 on Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Taiwan: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial – Yen-Wenn Liu – Nutrients

Microbes in the news

Global Human Microbiome Therapeutics Market Outlook 2019-2024: ENTEROME Bioscience, Rebiotix, Seres Therapeutics – NewsPrimo

Caesarean babies slower to acquire ‘good’ gut bacteria: study – PanArmenian Net

Mode of delivery has substantial impact on infants’ health – Business Standard

Newborn’s ‘Microbiome’ Could Give Clues to Weight Later – Doctors Lounge

Microbiome Sequencing Services Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 18% during the forecast period of (2018 – 2023) – Redfield Report

Human Microbiome Market boosting the growth Worldwide – Business Herald