January 20, 2018

Our Saturday digest has microbes associated with oesophageal region; sore throat; aphids, stingless bees; common carps, Italian cheeses and many more!

General microbiome

Bipartite network analysis of gene sharings in the microbial world – Eduardo Corel –

FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Is the impact of starvation on the gut microbiota specific or unspecific to anorexia nervosa? A narrative review based on a systematic literature search – Isabelle Mack – Current Neuropharmacology

Pregnancy and early life

Association between sn-2 fatty acid profiles of breast milk and development of the infant intestinal microbiome – Teimin Jiang – Food and Function

Multi-site human microbiome

The microbiology and treatment of human mastitis. – A Angelopoulou – Medical Microbiology and Immunology

Human respiratory microbiome

Initial acquisition and succession of the cystic fibrosis lung microbiome is associated with disease progression in infants and preschool children – Marianne S. Muhlebach – PLoS Pathogens

Analysis of the tonsillar microbiome in young adults with sore throat reveals a high relative abundance of Fusobacterium necrophorum with low diversity – T. Preskott Atkinson – PLoS One

Human gut microbiome

Diet Affects Gut Microbiota and Modulates Hospitalization Risk Differentially In an International Cirrhosis Cohort – JS Bajaj – Hepatology

Emerging Insights into the Esophageal Microbiome – M May – Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology

Analysis of gut microbiota diversity and auxiliary diagnosis as a biomarker in patients with schizophrenia: A cross-sectional study –  Y Shen – Schizophrenia Research

Animal experiments 

Colonization of the cervicovaginal space with Gardnerella vaginalis leads to local inflammation and cervical remodeling in pregnant mice – Luz-Jeannette Sierra – PLoS One

Kudingcha and Fuzhuan Brick Tea Prevent Obesity and Modulate Gut Microbiota in High-Fat Diet Fed Mice – Guijie Chen – Molecular Nutrition & Food Research

Sequential BMP7/TGF-β1 signaling and microbiota instruct mucosal Langerhans cell differentiation. – Tal Capucha – Journal of Experimental Medicine

A host-pathogen interaction screen identifies ada2 as a mediator of Candida glabrata defences against reactive oxygen species – I Kounatidis – bioRxiv

Animal microbiome 

A large-scale field study of bacterial communities in cereal aphid populations across Morocco – Samir Fakhour – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Common cuckoos (Cuculus canorus) affect the bacterial diversity of the eggshells of their great reed warbler (Acrocephalus arundinaceus) hosts  – Nikoletta Geltsch – PLoS One

Stingless Bee Larvae Require Fungal Steroid to Pupate. – Camila R. Paludo – Scientific Reports

Plant, root and soil microbiome

Succession of microbial communities and changes of incremental oil in a post-polymer flooded reservoir with nutrient stimulation – Peike Gao – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Draft Genome Sequence of Bacillus subtilis 2C-9B, a Strain with Biocontrol Potential against Chili Pepper Root Pathogens and Tolerance to Pb and Zn – Claudia Y. Muñoz-Moreno – Genome Announcements

Biotic elicitation of ginsenoside metabolism of mutant adventitious root culture in Panax ginseng – Kim-Cuong Le – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Streptomyces AcH 505 triggers production of a salicylic acid analogue in the fungal pathogen Heterobasidion abietinum that enhances infection of Norway spruce seedlings – Nadine Keilhofer – Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Seed Endophyte Microbiome of Crotalaria pumila Unpeeled: Identification of Plant-Beneficial Methylobacteria – AS Sánchez-López – International Journal of Molecular Sciences

Extreme rainfall affects assembly of the root-associated fungal community – CJ Barnes – The New Phytologist

Abrupt burial imparts persistent changes to the bacterial diversity of turbidite-associated sediment profiles. – BK Harrison – Geobiology

Review: Fungal-Mediated Solid Waste Management: A Review –  A Jain – Mycoremediation and Environmental Sustainability

The PEG-responding desiccome of the alder microsymbiont Frankia alni – K Ghedira – Scientific Reports

Composition of pelagic microbial communities in Mediterranean coastal aquatic ecosystems under extreme drought conditions – N Àvila –  Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science

Water microbiome and extremophile 

What color should glacier algae be? – Roman J dial – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Microbial Community Structure of Sea Spray Aerosols at Three California Beaches – Katherine Graham – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

The early conversion of deep-sea wood falls into chemosynthetic hotspots revealed by in situ monitoring – Dimitri Kalenitchenko – Scientific Reports

Microbial communities and their predicted metabolic functions in a desiccating acid salt lake – Elena Zaikova – Extremophiles

Protein adaptations in extremophiles: An insight into extremophilic connection of mycobacterial proteome – A Kumar – Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology

Built environment 

Composition and role of the attached and planktonic microbial communities in mesophilic and thermophilic xylose-fed microbial fuel cells – Paolo Dessi – RSC Advances

Food microbiology

Development and implementation of multilocus sequence typing to study the diversity of the yeast Kluyveromyces marxianus in Italian cheeses – Fabrizia Tittarelli – Microbial Genomics

Application of molecular tools to elucidate the microbiota of seafood – Paloma Almeida Rodrigues – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Review: Recent Past, Present, and Future of the Food Microbiome – Francesca De Filippis – Annual Review of Food Science and Technology

Extracellular Enzyme Composition and Functional Characteristics of Aspergillus niger An-76 Induced by Food Processing Byproducts and Based on Integrated Functional-omics – L Liu – Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Changes in microbial communities and quality attributes of white muscle and dark muscle from common carp (Cyprinus carpio) during chilled and freeze-chilled storage – Q Li – Food Microbiology

Phages and viruses

Comparative transcriptomics reveals a conserved Bacterial Adaptive Phage Response (BAPR) to viral predation – BG Blasdel – bioRxiv

Single-cell transcriptional dynamics of flavivirus infection – F Zanini – bioRxiv

Techniques

A distance-based approach for testing the mediation effect of the human microbiome – J Zhang – Bioinformatics

ReprDB and panDB: minimalist databases with maximal microbial representation – W Zhou – Microbiome

Diverse spatial organization of photosynthetic membranes among purple nonsulfur bacteria – B LaSarre – bioRxiv

Microbes in the news 

WEBINAR REVIEW: IMMUNO-ONCOLOGY AND THE MICROBIOME – Taconic

Scientists Peek Inside The ‘Black Box’ Of Soil Microbes To Learn Their Secrets – npr

Broadways Nursing Home: Legionella bacteria found in plumbing – BBC

Agros refuses Troodos water after coliform bacteria found – Cyprus Mail Online

Strange Weather Triggered Bacteria That Killed 200,000 Endangered Antelope – npr

Bacterial biofilm cellulose found to differ from plant cellulose – Phys.org

This is what happens to your gut when you go on a juice cleanse – Well and Good

New Course in Virus Hunting – SDSU NewsCenter

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January 16, 2018

Today, a set of interesting papers about the stability of human microbiome, ancient genomes from XVI Century Salmonella strains, a nice review about human skin microbiome, antimicrobial resistance genes in the International Space Station and more!

 

Human Microbiome

Stability of the human faecal microbiome in a cohort of adult men – Raaj S. Mehta – Nature Microbiology

Non-digestible carbohydrates in infant formula as substitution for human milk oligosaccharide functions: Effects on microbiota and gut maturation – Renate Akkerman – Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition

Review: The human skin microbiome – Allyson L. Byrd – Nature Reviews Microbiology

The Relationship between Habitual Dietary Intake and Gut Microbiota in Young Japanese Women – Takahiro Seura – Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology

Oral microbiota of periodontal health and disease and their changes after nonsurgical periodontal therapy – Casey Chen – The ISME Journal

Cigarette smoking is associated with an altered vaginal tract metabolomic profile – T. M. Nelson – Scientific Reports

Review: Infectious Agents and Inflammation: The Role of Microbiota in Autoimmune Arthritis – Andrea Picchianti-Diamanti – Frontiers in Microbiology

Preliminary Comparison of Oral and Intestinal Human Microbiota in Patients with Colorectal Cancer: A Pilot Study – Edda Russo – Frontiers in Microbiology

 

Animal Microbiome

Fosfomycin residues in colostrum: Impact on morpho-physiology and microbiology of suckling piglets – M.B. Fernández Paggi – Journal Of Veterinary Pharmacology And Therapeutics

The Microbial Community of Tardigrades: Environmental Influence and Species Specificity of Microbiome Structure and Composition – Matteo Vecchi – Microbial Ecology

Oral Microbiome Characterization in Murine Models – Loreto Abusleme – Bio-Protocol

Corallivory and the microbial debacle in two branching scleractinians – Yvan Bettarel – The ISME Journal

The Inner Workings of the Outer Surface: Skin and Gill Microbiota as Indicators of Changing Gut Health in Yellowtail Kingfish – Thibault P. R. A. Legrand – Frontiers in Microbiology

 

Built Microbiome

Detection of antimicrobial resistance genes associated with the International Space Station environmental surfaces – C. Urbaniak – Scientific Reports

 

Plant and Environmental Microbiome

The stage of soil development modulates rhizosphere effect along a High Arctic desert chronosequence – Francesca Mapelli – The ISME Journal

Perspective: Saving seed microbiomes – Gabriele Berg – The ISME Journal

Preprint: Microbial biogeography of 1,000 geothermal springs in New Zealand – Jean F Power – Biorxiv

 

Pathogen Research

Effect of outpatient antibiotics for urinary tract infections on antimicrobial resistance among commensal Enterobacteriaceae: a multinational prospective cohort study – Andrew J. Stewardson – Clinical microbiology and infection

Salmonella enterica genomes from victims of a major sixteenth-century epidemic in Mexico – Åshild J. Vågene – Nature Ecology & Evolution

Bovine Lactoferrin and Lactoferrin-Derived Peptides Inhibit the Growth of Vibrio cholerae and Other Vibrio species – Erika Acosta-Smith – Frontiers in Microbiology

 

General Microbiome

The stress concept in gastroenterology: from Selye to today – Sigrid Elsenbruch – F1000Reseach

Review: Deoxynivalenol, gut microbiota and immunotoxicity: A potential approach? – Yuxiao Liao – Food and Chemical Toxicology

Research Highlight: Anti-PD1 in the wonder-gut-land – Marie Vetizou – Cell Research

 

Other

The deep-subsurface sulfate reducer Desulfotomaculum kuznetsovii employs two methanol-degrading pathways – Diana Z. Sousa – Nature Communications

Preprint: Conserved mass peaks in MALDI-TOF mass spectra of bacterial species – Wenfa Ng – PeerJ

January 15, 2018

Today’s digest is full of great papers, including new methods of detection and quantificaion of HGT in anoxic conditions, and a brilliant paper on root-rhizosphere interactome.

General Microbiome

Impact of the start-up process on the microbial communities in biocathodes for electrosynthesis. Mateos, R. Bioelectrochemistry.

Gut Microbiome

Dietary Factors Modulate Colonic Tumorigenesis Through the Interaction of Gut Microbiota and Host Chloride Channels. Zhang Y. Molecular Nutrition Food Research

Metagenomic and metabolomic analyses unveil dysbiosis of gut microbiota in chronic heart failure patients. Cui, X. Scientific Reports

Nasal Microbiome

An insight into intestinal mucosal microbiota disruption after stroke.Stanley,D. Scientific Reports

Influence of pig farming on the human’s nasal microbiota: The key role of the airborne microbial communities. Kraemer, JG. Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Fecal Microbiome

Letters to Editor: Sucrase-isomaltase 15Phe IBS risk variant in relation to dietary carbohydrates and faecal microbiota composition. Thingholm L. Gut

Plant, Soil, and Water Microbiome

Soil contamination alters the willow root and rhizosphere metatranscriptome and the root-rhizosphere interactome. Yergeau, E. The ISME Journal

Indoor Microbiome

Microbiomes in Dishwashers: Analysis of the microbial diversity and putative opportunistic pathogens in dishwasher biofilm communities.Raghupathi, PK. Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Resitome

Characteristics of ARG-carrying plasmidome in the cultivable microbial community from wastewater treatment system under high oxytetracycline concentration. Shi, Y. Applied Microbioloby and Biotechnology

Animan Experiments and Microbiome

Characterizing the bacterial microbiota in different gastrointestinal tract segments of the Bactrian camel. He, J. Scientific Reports

Effect of atorvastatin on the gut microbiota of high fat diet-induced hypercholesterolemic rats. Khan, TJ. Scientific Reports

Protocol/Techniques

Fluorescence recovery allows the implementation of a fluorescence reporter gene platform applicable for the detection and quantification of horizontal gene transfer in anoxic environments. Pinilla, R. Applied and Environmental Microbiology

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January 11, 2018

Today’s Microbiome Digest is quite long, since it contains alerts from two days. There are many interesting articles in Gut, Plant and Water Microbiome Sections. Interesting review to highlight is from L. Tipton about lung mycobiome  and the one from D. Rose Ewald about human microbiota. Today we also have quite few articles about viruses, among which P.C. Hsu revails gene targets of Ebola virus microRNAs involved in the human skin microbiome,  S. S. Jagdale reports on  mutualistic interactions of viruses with lower eukaryotes and C. Winter explains how mixing alters the lytic activity of viruses in the dark ocean.

General microbiome

Complete genomic characterisation of two Escherichia coli lineages responsible for a cluster of carbapenem resistant infections in a Chinese hospital – Zhiyong Zong – bioRxiv

Geometrical Distribution of Cryptococcus neoformans Mediates Flower-Like Biofilm Development – William Lopes – Frontiers in Microbiology

Pregnancy and early life

Editorial: The Neonatal Immune System: A Unique Host-Microbial Interface – Joseph M. Bliss – Frontiers in Pediatrics

Modeling Metabolic Interactions in a Consortium of the Infant Gut Microbiome – Francisco Pinto – Frontiers in Microbiology

Gene-trait matching across the Bifidobacterium longum pan-genome reveals considerable diversity in carbohydrate catabolism among human infant strains – Silvia Arboleya – Genomics

Early-life gut microbiome and egg allergy – Mina Fazlollahi – Allergy

Human respiratory microbiome

Perspective: Fungal Microbiota in Chronic Airway Inflammatory Disease and Emerging Relationships with the Host Immune Response – Irene Zhang – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbiome and asthma – Milena Sokolowska – Asthma Research and Practice

Review: The lung mycobiome in the next-generation sequencing era – Laura Tipton – Virulence

The lung tissue microbiota of mild and moderate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – Alexa A. Pragman – Microbiome

 Oral microbiome

Profiling of subgingival plaque biofilm microbiota in female adult patients with clear aligners: a three-month prospective study – Runzhi Guo – PeerJ

Ecological Approaches to Dental Caries Prevention: Paradigm Shift or Shibboleth? – Nebu Philip  – Caries Research

Human skin microbiome

On revealing the gene targets of Ebola virus microRNAs involved in the human skin microbiome – Pei-Chun Hsu – PeerJ

Temporal Variation of the Skin Bacterial Community and Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis Infection in the Terrestrial Cryptic Frog Philoria loveridgei – Mariel Familiar López – Frontiers in Microbiology

Human vaginal microbiome

Microbiota-based analysis reveals specific bacterial traits and a novel strategy for the diagnosis of infectious infertility – Simon Graspeuntner – PLOS One

Human nearly-sterile sites 

Culture-independent analysis of liver abscess using nanopore sequencing – Liang Gong – PLOS One

Human gut microbiome

The Gut Microbiome and Control of Weight Gain – Anita L. Kozyrskyj – Pediatric Obesity

Immunosuppressive effect of the gut microbiome altered by high-dose tacrolimus in mice – Z. Zhang – American Journal of Transplatation

Review: Human microbiota, blood group antigens, and disease – D. Rose Ewald – WIREs

Microbiome, Immunomodulation, and the Neuronal System – Eric Marietta – Neurotherapeutics

Editorial: Improve gut microbiome: a new horizon of cancer therapy – Hiroshi Fukui – Hepatobiliary Surgery and Nutrition

The Gut Microbiome and Multiple Sclerosis – Javier Ochoa-Repáraz – Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine

Genomic diversity and distribution of Bifidobacterium longum subsp. longum across the human lifespan – Toshitaka Odamaki – Scientific Reports

Dynamics of metatranscription in the inflammatory bowel disease gut microbiome – Melanie Schirmer – Nature Microbiology

Links between Dietary Protein Sources, the Gut Microbiota, and Obesity – Lise Madsen – Frontiers in Physiology

Ceftriaxone promotes the emergence of AmpC-overproducing Enterobacteriaceae in gut microbiota from hospitalized patients – Victoire de Lastours – European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases

Functional analysis of arginine decarboxylase gene speA of Bacteroides dorei by markerless gene deletion – Mikiyasu Sakanaka – FEMS Microbiology Letters

SadA-Expressing Staphylococci in the Human Gut Show Increased Cell Adherence and Internalization – Arif Luqman – Cell Reports

Gut microbiome populations are associated with structure-specific changes in white matter architecture – Irene M. Ong – Translational Psychiatry

Spatiotemporally Heterogeneous Population Dynamics of Gut Bacteria Inferred from Fecal Time Series Data – Hidetoshi Inaminea – mBio

Animal experiments 

Identification of a protective B-cell epitope of the Staphylococcus aureus GapC protein by screening a phage-displayed random peptide library – Mengyao Wang – PLOS One

Lactobacillus plantarum CCFM10 alleviating oxidative stress and restoring the gut microbiota in D-galactose-induced aging mice – Jichun Zhao – Food and Function

Effect of dark sweet cherry powder consumption on the gut microbiota, short-chain fatty acids, and biomarkers of gut health in obese db/db mice – Jose F. Garcia-Mazcorro – PeerJ

Dietary Corn Bran Fermented by Bacillus subtilis MA139 Decreased Gut Cellulolytic Bacteria and Microbiota Diversity in Finishing Pigs – Ping Liu – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

Intestinal and Systemic Immune Responses upon Multi-drug Resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa Colonization of Mice Harboring a Human Gut Microbiota – Eliane von Klitzing – Frontiers in Microbiology

Modulation of Intestinal Microbiome Prevents Intestinal Ischemic Injury – Alessandra Bertacco – Frontiers in Physiology

Animal microbiome 

Influence of fruit and invertebrate consumption on the gut microbiota of wild white-faced capuchins (Cebus capucinus) – Elizabeth K. Mallott – American Journal of Physical Anthropology

Differential Ecological Specificity of Protist and Bacterial Microbiomes across a Set of Termite Species – Lena Waidele – Frontiers in Microbiology

Molecular identification and phylogenetic analysis of Bothrops insularis bacterial and fungal microbiota – Lidiane Nunes Barbosa – Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Diazotroph abundance and community composition in an acidic soil in response to aluminum-tolerant and aluminum-sensitive maize (Zea mays L.) cultivars under two nitrogen fertilizer forms – Chao Wang – Plant and Soil

The influence of microbial communities for triadimefon enantiomerization in soils with different pH values – Khaled Mohamed Ahmed Talab – Chirality

Antimony Redox Biotransformation in the Subsurface: Effect of Indigenous Sb(V) Respiring Microbiota – Liying Wang – Encironmental Science and Technology

Biostimulant Action of Protein Hydrolysates: Unraveling Their Effects on Plant Physiology and Microbiome – Giuseppe Colla – Frontiers in Plant Science

Inner Plant Values: Diversity, Colonization and Benefits from Endophytic Bacteria – Hongwei Liu – Frontiers in Microbiology

Bacillus amyloliquefaciens L-S60 Reforms the Rhizosphere Bacterial Community and Improves Growth Conditions in Cucumber Plug Seedling – Yuxuan Qin – Frontiers in Microbiology

Exploring the Microbiota of Faba Bean: Functional Characterization of Lactic Acid Bacteria – Michela Verni –  Frontiers in Microbiology

Contribution of Zinc Solubilizing Bacteria in Growth Promotion and Zinc Content of Wheat – Sana Kamran – Frontiers in Microbiology

Application of Endophytic Pseudomonas fluorescens and a Bacterial Consortium to Brassica napus Can Increase Plant Height and Biomass under Greenhouse and Field Conditions –  Richard D. Lally – Frontiers in Microbiology

Exploiting rhizosphere microbial cooperation for developing sustainable agriculture strategies – Yoann Besset-Manzoni – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Dynamics of oxygen and carbon dioxide in rhizospheres of Lobelia dortmanna – a planar optode study of belowground gas exchange between plants and sediment – Nikola Lenzewski – New Phytologist

Characterization of Microbial Communities in Acidified, Sulfur Containing Soils – Grzegorz Czerwonka – Polish Journal of Microbiology

Comparison of Microbial Communities Associated with Halophyte (Salsola stocksii) and Non-Halophyte (Triticum aestivum) Using Culture-Independent Approaches – Salma Mukhtar – Polish Journal of Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Data-mining of Antibiotic Resistance Genes Provides Insight into the Community Structure of Ocean Microbiome – Shiguang Hao – bioRxiv

Mixing alters the lytic activity of viruses in the dark ocean – Christian Winter – Ecology

Biological Characterization of Microenvironments in a Hypersaline Cold Spring Mars Analog – Haley M. Sapers – Frontiers in Microbiology

Patterns and Drivers of Vertical Distribution of the Ciliate Community from the Surface to the Abyssopelagic Zone in the Western Pacific Ocean – Feng Zhao – Frontiers in Microbiology

Aerobic and Anaerobic Methanotrophic Communities Associated with Methane Hydrates Exposed on the Seafloor: A High-Pressure Sampling and Stable Isotope-Incubation Experiment – David H. Case – Frontiers in Microbiology

A Multi-season Investigation of Microbial Extracellular Enzyme Activities in Two Temperate Coastal North Carolina Rivers: Evidence of Spatial but Not Seasonal Patterns – Avery Bullock – Frontiers in Microbiology

Functional Stability and Community Dynamics during Spring and Autumn Seasons Over 3 Years in Camargue Microbial Mats – Mercedes Berlanga – Frontiers in Microbiology

Oxygenation of Hypoxic Coastal Baltic Sea Sediments Impacts on Chemistry, Microbial Community Composition, and Metabolism – Elias Broman – Frontiers in Microbiology

Exploring the Cultivable Ectocarpus Microbiome – Hetty KleinJan – Frontiers in Microbiology

Phylogenetic Structure and Metabolic Properties of Microbial Communities in Arsenic-Rich Waters of Geothermal Origin – Simona Crognale – Frontiers in Microbiology

Prokaryotic Community Composition in Arctic Kongsfjorden and Sub-Arctic Northern Bering Sea Sediments As Revealed by 454 Pyrosequencing – Yin-Xin Zeng – Frontiers in Microbiology

Comparative Metagenomics Reveals the Distinctive Adaptive Features of the Spongia officinalis Endosymbiotic Consortium – Elham Karimi – Frontiers in Microbiology

Comparative genomics highlights symbiotic capacities and high metabolic flexibility of the marine genus Pseudovibrio  – Dennis Versluis – GBE Genome BIology and Evolution

Geobacteraceae are important members of mercury-methylating microbial communities of sediments impacted by waste water releases – Andrea G. Bravo – ISME

Dynamics of phytoplankton and heterotrophic bacterioplankton in the western tropical South Pacific Ocean along a gradient of diversity and activity of diazotrophs – France Van Wambeke – Biogeosciences

Microbial methanogenesis in the sulfate-reducing zone of sediments in the Eckernförde Bay, SW Baltic Sea – Johanna Maltby – Biogeosciences

Built environment

Control of corrosive bacterial community by bronopol in industrial water system – Jayaraman Narenkumar – 3 Biotech

A metaproteomics method to determine carbon sources and assimilation pathways of species in microbial communities –  Manuel Kleiner – bioRxiv

Uncovering the Potential of Termite Gut Microbiome for Lignocellulose Bioconversion in Anaerobic Batch Bioreactors – Lucas Auer – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbial Communities Shaped by Treatment Processes in a Drinking Water Treatment Plant and Their Contribution and Threat to Drinking Water Safety – Qi Li – Frontiers in Microbiology

Food microbiology

Development of novel quinoa-based yoghurt fermented with dextran producer Weissella cibaria MG1 – Emanuele Zannini – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Bacterial Community and Spoilage Profiles Shift in Response to Packaging in Yellow-Feather Broiler, a Highly Popular Meat in Asia – Huhu Wang – Frontiers in Microbiology

Metagenomic Profiling of the Bacterial Community Changes from Koji to Mash Stage in the Brewing of Soy Sauce – Hongbin Wang – Polish Journal of Microbiology

Probiotics / prebiotics

Probiotics or Pro-healers the Role of Beneficial Bacteria in Tissue Repair – Jovanka Lukic – Wound Reparation and Regeneration

Probiotic Lactobacillus sp. inhibit growth, biofilm formation and gene expression of caries-inducing Streptococcus mutans – Reham Wasfi – Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine

A mixture of Lactobacillus species isolated from traditional fermented foods promote recovery from antibiotic-induced intestinal disruption in mice – Ying Shi – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Beneficial changes in rumen bacterial community profile in sheep and dairy calves as a result of feeding the probiotic Bacillus amyloliquefaciens H57 – Benjamin J Schofield – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Phages and viruses

Enemies with benefits: mutualistic interactions of viruses with lower eukaryotes – Shounak S. Jagdale – Archives of Virology

Biogeography & environmental conditions shape bacteriophage-bacteria networks across the human microbiome – Geoffrey D. Hannigan – bioRxiv

Investigation of prevalence of free Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC)-specific bacteriophages and its correlation with STEC bacterial hosts in a produce-growing area in Salinas, California – Yen-Te Liao – PLOS One

Component tree analysis of cystovirus φ6 nucleocapsid Cryo-EM single particle reconstructions – Lucas M. Oliveira – PLOS One

Bioinformatics

HTSSIP: An R package for analysis of high throughput sequencing data from nucleic acid stable isotope probing (SIP) experiments – Nicholas D. Youngblut – PLOS One

Biotechnology

Cyanobacterial diversity held in microbial biological resource centers as a biotechnological asset: the case study of the newly established LEGE culture collection – Vitor Ramos – Journal of Applied Phycology

Rapidly moving new bacteria to model-organism status – Hualan Liu – Current Opinion in Biotechnology

Techniques

Development of a biosensor protein bullet as a fluorescent method for fast detection of Escherichia coli in drinking water – Ignacio Gutiérrez-del-Río – PLOS One

Research Note: Methods for detecting Gemmata spp. bacteremia in the microbiology laboratory – Jacques-Robert Christen – BMS Genomics

A metaproteomics method to determine carbon sources and assimilation pathways of species in microbial communities – Manuel Kleiner – bioRxiv

Microbes in the news 

Gene/cell connection provides new insight into how our gut microbiome stays healthy

A powerful new weapon against drug-resistant bacteria was inspired by the human body

ASU developing biodegradable plastics made from bacteria

Pharmaceutical Pollution Drives Microbial Resistance in Urban Streams

Microbes and Art

This scientist creates ephemeral works of art with bioluminescent bacteria

December 26, 2017

Quite a few articles today especially in the plant/soil and water/extremophile sections. Plus: a new zebrafish model of the human gut microbiome, fiber and bifidos protect against north american diet-induced increased gut permeability in mice, prebiotics from the Morinda plant not only alter the gut microbiome but improve Alzheimers-like symptoms in a rat model, micro-eukaryotes may be an important factor in a deadly skin fungus infection in the Cascades Frog, and a new Leaf-FISH technique to visualize bacterial communities on plants. Happy Holidays!

Human oral microbiome

The oral microbiome—the relevant reservoir for acute pediatric appendicitis? – Carlotta Blod – International Journal of Colorectal Disease

Differences in carbon source usage by dental plaque in children with and without early childhood caries – Yan Zhao – International Journal of Oral Science

Review: Task Force on Design and Analysis in Oral Health Research: Host-Microbiome Interactions in Dysbiosis – T.E. Van Dyke – JDR Clinical & Translational Research

Human gut microbiome

Review: Probiotics and necrotizing enterocolitis – Ravi Mangal Patel – Seminars in Pediatric Surgery

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Animal experiments

Fusimonas intestini gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel intestinal bacterium of the family Lachnospiraceae associated with diabetes in mice – Hiroyuki Kusada – Scientific Reports

*Zebrafish Axenic Larvae Colonization with Human Intestinal Microbiota – Arias-Jayo Nerea – Zebrafish

*Bifidobacteria or Fiber Protects against Diet-Induced Microbiota-Mediated Colonic Mucus Deterioration – Bjoern O. Schroeder – Cell Host & Microbe

In Silico Analysis of the Small Molecule Content of Outer Membrane Vesicles Produced by Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron Indicates an Extensive Metabolic Link between Microbe and Host – William A. Bryant – Frontiers in Microbiology

*Prebiotic Effect of Fructooligosaccharides from Morinda officinalis on Alzheimer’s Disease in Rodent Models by Targeting the Microbiota-Gut-Brain Axis – Diling Chen – Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience

Animal microbiome

Effect of Environmental Factors and an Emerging Parasitic Disease on Gut Microbiome of Wild Salmonid Fish – Anti Vasemägi – mSphere

*Composition of Micro-eukaryotes on the Skin of the Cascades Frog (Rana cascadae) and Patterns of Correlation between Skin Microbes and Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis – Jordan G. Kueneman – Frontiers in Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Chemical investigation of metabolites produced by an endophytic fungi Phialemonium curvatum from the leaves of Passiflora edulis –  G. R. Nalin Rathnayake – Natural Product Research

Novel hydrocarbonoclastic metal-tolerant Acinetobacter and Pseudomonas strains from Aconcagua river oil-polluted soil – Valentina Méndez – Journal of soil science and plant nutrition

Spatial patterns of enzyme activities in the rhizosphere: Effects of root hairs and root radius – Xiaomin Ma – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

The rhizosphere microbial community response to a bio-organic fertilizer: finding the mechanisms behind the suppression of watermelon Fusarium wilt disease – Jia Zhao – Acta Physiologiae Plantarum

Efficiency of two inoculation methods of Pseudomonas putida on growth and yield of tomato plants – Luis G. Hernández-Montiel – Journal of soil science and plant nutrition

Rhizospere yeasts improve P uptake of a maize arbuscular mycorrhizal association – Marcela Sarabia – Applied Soil Ecology

Ammonia-oxidizing microorganisms: key players in the promotion of plant growth – Adenike Eunice Amoo – Journal of soil science and plant nutrition

Review: Potassium solubilizing bacteria (KSB): Mechanisms, promotion of plant growth, and future prospects ­ A review – H. Etesami – Journal of soil science and plant nutrition

Long-term phosphorus fertilization effects on arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal diversity in Uruguayan grasses – Silvina García – Journal of soil science and plant nutrition

Alcaligenes faecalisassociated with Mimosa calodendron rizhosphere assist plant survival in arsenic rich soils – Érica Barbosa Felestrino – Journal of soil science and plant nutrition

Functional land-use change effects on soil fungal communities in Chilean temperate rainforests – César Marín – Journal of soil science and plant nutrition

Probiotic strain Stenotrophomonas acidaminiphila BJ1 degrades and reduces chlorothalonil toxicity to soil enzymes, microbial communities and plant roots – Qingming Zhang – AMB Express

Low light availability alters root exudation and reduces putative beneficial microorganisms in seagrass roots –  Belinda C. Martin – Frontiers in Microbiology

Effects of biochar on nutrients and the microbial community structure of tobacco-planting soils – Gao Lin – Journal of soil science and plant nutrition

Root-associated bacterial and fungal community profiles of Arabidopsis thaliana are robust across contrasting soil P levels – Chanz Robbins – Phytobiomes

Water and extremophile microbiome

Biogeographical patterns of bacterial and archaeal communities from distant hypersaline environments – M.R. Mora-Ruiz del – Systematic and Applied Microbiology

Cloning, Over-Expression, and Purification of Carbonic Anhydrase from an Extremophilic Bacterium: An Introduction to Advanced Molecular Biology – Vijayakumar Somalinga – The American Biology Teacher

Salinivibrio kushneri sp. nov., a moderately halophilic bacterium isolated from salterns – Clara López-Hermoso – Systematic and Applied Microbiology

Genome sequencing and heterologous expression of antiporters reveal alkaline response mechanisms of Halomonas alkalicola – Lei Zhai – Extremophiles

Benthic phototrophic community from Kiran soda lake, south-eastern Siberia – Ekaterina I. Burganskaya – Extremophiles

Enhancing the adaptability of the deep-sea bacterium Shewanella piezotolerans WP3 to high pressure and low temperature by experimental evolution under H2O2 stress – Zhe Xie – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Fungal community structure at pelagic and littoral sites in Lake Biwa determined with high-throughput sequencing – Peixue Song – Limnology

Spatiotemporal dynamics of marine bacterial and archaeal communities in surface waters off the northern Antarctic Peninsula – Camila N. Signori – Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography

Microbial Ecology

Dissertation: The Macroecology of Microorganisms: From Pattern to Process – David Clark – University of Essex

Review: Using metabolic networks to resolve ecological properties of microbiomes – Emilie E.L. Muller – Current Opinion in Systems Biology

Microbial stress mediated intercellular nanotubes in an anaerobic microbial consortium digesting cellulose – Martina John – Scientific Reports

Built environment

Distribution of Legionella and bacterial community composition among regionally diverse US cooling towers – Anna C. Llewellyn – PLOS one

Food microbiology

Identification of natural antimicrobial peptides from bacteria through metagenomic and metatranscriptomic analysis of high-throughput transcriptome data of Taiwanese oolong teas – Kai-Yao Huang – BMC Systems Biology

Strain-Level Metagenomic Analysis of the Fermented Dairy Beverage Nunu Highlights Potential Food Safety Risks – Aaron M. Walsh – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

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Probiotics / prebiotics

Review: Recent Development of Prebiotic Research—Statement from an Expert Workshop – Giorgio La Fata – Nutrients

Effects of fermented soymilk with Lactobacillus casei Shirota on skin condition and the gut microbiota: a randomised clinical pilot trial – T. Nagino – Beneficial Microbes

Phages and viruses

Novel ssDNA viruses detected in the virome of bleached, habitat-forming kelp Ecklonia radiata –  Douglas Beattie – Frontiers in Marine Science

Bioinformatics

Vipie: web pipeline for parallel characterization of viral populations from multiple NGS samples – Jake Lin – BMC Genomics

Techniques

*Leaf-FISH: Microscale imaging of bacterial taxa on phyllosphere –  Elena L. Peredo – Frontiers in Microbiology

A new suite of plasmid vectors for fluorescence-based imaging of root colonizing pseudomonads –  Rosemarie Wilton – Frontiers in Plant Science

Synthetic microbial consortia enable rapid assembly of pure translation machinery – Fernando Villarreal – Nature Chemical Biology

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Microbes in the news

Essential science: Link between gut microbes and despair – Tim Sandle – Digital Science

Enjoy the holidays, but don’t forget your fiber – Tim Sandle – Digital Science

 

December 24, 2017

Events and jobs
Microbiology/bioinformatics/bioche Freshers Wanted For Medical Coding – AS Medical Coding Technologies – Chennai, Cuddalore, Vellore

General microbiome
Review: Protective Microbiota: From Localized to Long-Reaching Co-Immunity. – Lynn Chiu – Frontiers In Immunology

Pregnancy and early life
Microbiome Influences Prenatal and Adult Microglia in a Sex-Specific Manner – Morgane Sonia Thion – Cell

Human respiratory microbiome
Differentially Regulated Host Proteins Associated with Chronic Rhinosinusitis Are Correlated with the Sinonasal Microbiome. – Kristi Biswas – Frontiers In Cellular And Infection Microbiology

Sputum microbiome temporal variability and dysbiosis in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbations: an analysis of the COPDMAP study. – Zhang Wang – Thorax

Human vaginal microbiome
Evaluation of lactitol, lactulose, raffinose, and oligofructose for maintenance of a Lactobacillus-dominated vaginal microbiota establishes a promising prebiotic candidate. – Stephanie L Collins – Applied And Environmental Microbiology

Review: Human vaginal pH and microbiota: an update. – Keshav Godha – Gynecological Endocrinology

Review: Impact of microbiota on the use and effects of isoflavones in the relief of climacteric symptoms in menopausal women – A review – Naice E.S. Monteiro – Journal of Functional Foods

Human oral microbiome
Review: Tongue Coating: its characteristics and role in intra-oral halitosis and general health: A review. – Kavitha Seerangaiyan – Journal Of Breath Research

Human gut microbiome
Bifidobacteria or Fiber Protects against Diet-Induced Microbiota-Mediated Colonic Mucus Deterioration – Bjoern O. Schroeder – Cell Host and Microbe

Fiber-Mediated Nourishment of Gut Microbiota Protects against Diet-Induced Obesity by Restoring IL-22-Mediated Colonic Health – Jun Zou – Cell Host and Microbe

Dysbiosis-Associated Change in Host Metabolism Generates Lactate to Support Salmonella Growth – Caroline C. Gillis – Cell Host and Microbe

Durability and Long-Term Clinical Outcomes of Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT) Treatment in Patients with Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection. – Yafet Mamo – Clinical Infectious Diseases

Evaluation of a faecal dysbiosis test for irritable bowel syndrome in subjects with and without obesity. – Martin Aasbrenn – Scandinavian Journal Of Clinical And Laboratory Investigation

Structural basis for the regulation of β-glucuronidase expression by human gut Enterobacteriaceae. – Michael S Little – PNAS

Low-to-moderate intensity aerobic exercise training modulates irritable bowel syndrome through antioxidative and inflammatory mechanisms in women: Results of a randomized controlled trial – Behzad Hajizadeh Maleki – Cytokine

Differences in fecal microbial metabolites and microbiota of children with autism spectrum disorders – Dae-Wook Kang – Anaerobe

Review: The Microbiome in Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis: Current Evidence and Potential Concepts. – Johannes R Hov – Seminars In Liver Disease

Microbial ecology
Autoinducer 2-dependent Escherichia coli biofilm formation is enhanced in a dual-species co-culture. – Leanid Laganenka – Applied And Environmental Microbiology

Animal experiments
Prebiotic Supplementation Following Ileocecal Resection in a Murine Model is Associated With a Loss of Microbial Diversity and Increased Inflammation. – Michael Laffin – Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

An attenuated Salmonella Typhimurium strain and galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) accelerate clearance of Salmonella infection in poultry through modifications to the gut microbiome. – M Andrea Azcarate-Peril – Applied And Environmental Microbiology

Akkermansia muciniphila induces gut microbiota remodelling and controls islet autoimmunity in NOD mice. – Arno Hänninen – Gut

Analysis of the Specificity of IgA Antibodies Produced in the Mouse Small Intestine. – N E Sharanova – Molekuliarnaia Biologiia (Molecular Biology, original in Russian)

Bacteriostatic Effect of Quercetin as an Antibiotic Alternative In Vivo and Its Antibacterial Mechanism In Vitro. – Shengan Wang – Journal Of Food Protection (in Arbor Acre (AA) broiler chickens)

Dietary protein level affects nutrient digestibility and ileal microbiota structure in growing pigs. – Kai Qiu – Animal Science Journal

Arctic berry extracts target the gut-liver axis to alleviate metabolic endotoxaemia, insulin resistance and hepatic steatosis in diet-induced obese mice. – Fernando F Anhê – Diabetologia

Microbiota transplantation reveals beneficial impact of berberine on hepatotoxicity by improving gut homeostasis. – Chenjie Qin – Science China. Life Sciences (in rats and mice)

Dysbiosis of gut microbiota by chronic coexposure to titanium dioxide nanoparticles and bisphenol A: Implications for host health in zebrafish – Lianguo Chen – Environmental Pollution

Dysbiosis of the fecal microbiota in feedlot cattle with hemorrhagic diarrhea – Mohamed Zeineldin – Microbial Pathogenesis

Characterization of Brachyspira communities from clinical cases of swine mucohaemorrhagic diarrhea through deep sequencing of the NADH oxidase (nox) gene – Lisa A. Johnson – Veterinary Microbiology

Injectable antimicrobials in commercial feedlot cattle and their effect on the nasopharyngeal microbiota and antimicrobial resistance – Devin B. Holman – Veterinary Microbiology

Grain grinding size of cereals in complete pelleted diets for growing lambs: effects on ruminal microbiota and fermentation – Sonia Andrés – Small Ruminant Research

Animal microbiome
Food Storage by the Savanna Termite Cornitermes cumulans (Syntermitinae): a Strategy to Improve Hemicellulose Digestibility? – Letícia Menezes – Microbial Ecology

The metagenome of Caracolus marginella gut microbiome using culture independent approaches and shotgun sequencing. – Robert J Rabelo-Fernandez – Data In Brief (snails)

Transcriptomic characterization of Caecomyces churrovis: a novel, non-rhizoid-forming lignocellulolytic anaerobic fungus. – John K Henske – Biotechnology For Biofuels (Found in Navajo Churro sheep fecal pellets)

** Enhancing the Resolution of Rumen Microbial Classification from Metatranscriptomic Data Using Kraken and Mothur. – Andre L A Neves – Frontiers In Microbiology **

Temporal and regional variability in the skin microbiome of humpback whales along the Western Antarctic Peninsula. – K C Bierlich – Applied And Environmental Microbiology (DOI not available yet, so linked to PubMed)

Wild eel microbiome reveals that skin mucus of fish could be a natural niche for aquatic mucosal pathogen evolution. – Miguel Carda-Diéguez – Microbiome

Seasonal, spatial, and maternal effects on gut microbiome in wild red squirrels. – Tiantian Ren – Microbiome

Water and extremophile microbiome
Biodegradation of weathered polystyrene films in seawater microcosms. – Evdokia Syranidou – Scientific Reports

Microbial stress mediated intercellular nanotubes in an anaerobic microbial consortium digesting cellulose. – Martina John – Scientific Reports

Metagenomic analysis reveals the impact of wastewater treatment plants on the dispersal of microorganisms and genes in aquatic sediments. – Binh T T Chu – Applied And Environmental Microbiology

Nutrient dynamics and stream order influence microbial community patterns along a 2914 km transect of the Mississippi River – Michael W Henson – bioRxiv

Metagenomic exploration reveals a marked change in the river resistome and mobilome after treated wastewater discharges – Itziar Lekunberri – Environmental Pollution

Built environment
Metagenomic survey of bacterial diversity in the atmosphere of Mexico City using different sampling methods – N. Serrano-Silva – Environmental Pollution

Dynamics of biofilm formation by Listeria monocytogenes on stainless steel under mono-species and mixed-culture simulated fish processing conditions and chemical disinfection challenges – Eleni Papaioannou – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Food microbiology
Modulation of gut microbiota and gut-generated metabolites by bitter melon results in improvement in the metabolic status in high fat diet-induced obese rats – Juan Bai – Journal of Functional Foods

In vitro digestion by saliva, simulated gastric and small intestinal juices and fermentation by human fecal microbiota of sulfated polysaccharides from Gracilaria rubra – Tong Di – Journal of Functional Foods

Seasonal variances in bacterial microbiota and volatile organic compounds in raw milk – Beata Nalepa – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Structure of association networks in food bacterial communities – Eugenio Parente – Food Microbiology

Review: Lactose intolerance and gastrointestinal cow’s milk allergy in infants and children – common misconceptions revisited. – Ralf G Heine – The World Allergy Organization Journal

Probiotics / prebiotics / antibiotics
Effect of the consumption of a synbiotic diet mousse containing Lactobacillus acidophilus La-5 by individuals with metabolic syndrome: A randomized controlled trial – Douglas Xavier-Santos – Journal of Functional Foods

Review: Is Metformin Poised for a Second Career as an Antimicrobial? – Faiza Malik – Diabetes/Metabolism Research And Reviews

Review: Role of probiotics in the management of lung cancer and related diseases: An update – Anshul Sharma – Journal of Functional Foods

Phages and viruses
Isolation in small populations of Wayampi Amerindians promotes endemicity and homogenization of their faecal virome, but its distribution is not entirely random. – Vicente Pérez-Brocal – Fems Microbiology Ecology

Bioinformatics
Identification of bacterial species that can utilize fructose-asparagine. – Anice Sabag-Daigle – Applied And Environmental Microbiology

Techniques
On the Identification of Culturable Microorganisms for the Assessment of Biodiversity in Bioaerosols. – Philippe Duquenne – Annals Of Work Exposures And Health

Review: Illuminating the covert mission of mononuclear phagocytes in their regional niches – Shu Zhen Chong – Current Opinion in Immunology

Genomes
Draft genomes of Enterococcus faecium strains isolated from human feces before and after eradication therapy against Helicobacter pylori. – Nikita A Prianichnikov – Data In Brief

Microbes in the news
Biota Beats: Music from the Microbiome –  Clara Rodríguez Fernández – LabBioTech
Microbes on the market (news about biotech companies)

Bacteria and Cancer Immunotherapy: What’s in Your Gut? – Medical News Bulletin

Can You Teach an Old Gene New Tricks? – Grishma Gupte – SciWorthy

Doctor warns patients to avoid unnecessary antibiotics this winter – Tammy Palmer – LocalSyr.com

December 19, 2017

Changes to the oral microbiota are associated with risk factors for oral cancer, the benefits of endophytic bacteria on plants, analysis of biofilms from a worldwide sampling of shower hoses.

Pregnancy and early life

Diversity of vaginal microbiota increases by the time of labor onset – Ekaterina Avershina – Scientific Reports

Human oral microbiome

Alterations in oral bacterial communities are associated with risk factors for oral and oropharyngeal cancer – Daniela Börnigen – Scientific Reports

Oral Microbiota: Microbial Biomarkers of Metabolic Syndrome Independent of Host Genetic Factors – Jiyeon Si – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

Animal experiments

Pre-print: Antenatal microbial colonisation of mammalian gut – Elisa Borghi – bioRxiv

Metagenome Analysis of Bodily Microbiota in a Mouse Model of Alzheimer Disease Using Bacteria-derived Membrane Vesicles in Blood – Jin-Young Park – Experimental Neurobiology

Animal microbiome

Differential Ecological Specificity of Protist and Bacterial Microbiomes across a Set of Termite Species – Lena Waidele – Frontiers in Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Pre-print: The ecological genetics of Pseudomonas syringae residing on the kiwifruit leaf surface – Christina Straub – bioRxiv

Inner Plant Values: Diversity, Colonization and Benefits from Endophytic Bacteria – Hongwei Liu – Frontiers in Microbiology

Frankia diversity in host-plant root nodules is independent of abundance or relative diversity of Frankia in corresponding rhizosphere soils – Seifeddine Ben Tekaya – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Correlated production and consumption of chloromethane in the Arabidopsis thaliana phyllosphere – Muhammad Farhan Ul Haque – Scientific Reports

Rhizodeposition under drought is controlled by root growth rate and rhizosphere water content – Maire Holz – Plant and Soil

Water and extremophile microbiome

Localized high abundance of Marine group II archaea in the subtropical Pearl River Estuary: implications for their niche adaptation – Wei Xie – Environmental Microbiology

Thermophilic bacterial communities inhabiting the microbial mats of “indifferent” and chalybeate (iron-rich) thermal springs: Diversity and biotechnological analysis – Ramganesh Selvarajan – MicrobiologyOpen

Distribution and phylogeny of anaerobic anammonium-oxidizing (anammox) bacteria in water column of the central Pacific Ocean – Koji Hamasaki – Deap Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography

Built environment

Biofilms in shower hoses – Caitlin R Proctor – Water Research

Phages and viruses

Pre-print: Human Herpes Virus 6 (HHV-6) – Pathogen or Passenger? A pilot study of clinical laboratory data and next generation sequencing – Colin Sharp – bioRxiv

Pre-print: ACI-1 class A beta-lactamase is widespread across human gut microbiomes due to transposons harboured by tailed prophages – Chris M Rands – bioRxiv

Bioinformatics

Pre-print: How, when, and where relic DNA biases estimates of microbial diversity – J T Lennon – bioRxiv

Metabolomics

Plasma microbiome-modulated indole- and phenyl-derived metabolites associate with advanced atherosclerosis and postoperative outcomes – Cori A Cason – Journal of Vascular Surgery

Best-matched internal standard normalization in liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry metabolomics applied to environmental samples – Angela K Boysen – Analytical Chemistry

Techniques

Microfluidics: A new tool for microbial single cell analyses in human microbiome studies – Yuguang Liu – Biomicrofluidics

Pre-print: CLIQ-BID: A method to quantify bacteria-induced damage to eukaryotic cells by automated live-imaging of bright nuclei – Yann Wallez – bioRxiv

Mapping the ecological networks of microbial communities – Yandong Xiao – Nature Communications

More microbes

Pre-print: Molecular insights into Vibrio cholerae’s intra-amoebal host-pathogen interactions – Charles Van der Henst – bioRxiv

Nature to the natural rescue: Silencing microbial chats – Diby Paul – Chemico-Biological Interactions

Microbes in the news

Tracking effects of a food preservative on the gut microbiome – EurekAlert

Microbiome intervention with niacin aids insulin sensitivity – Medical Xpress

Wound scanner shows bacteria glowing if your body is infected – New Scientist

Engineering new cellular scaffolding for bacteria – Celia Henry Arnaud – Chemical & Engineering News

Viruses can transfer genes across the superkingdoms of life – ScienceDaily

Microbes on the market

British Health Technology Company Expanding Into Ten European Countries – PR Newswire