October 18, 2018

Today’s digest covers articles on the potential of fecal microbiota transplant in obesity and Crohn’s disease, modeling approach to address interactions in simplified microbial community, news on antibiotic resistance and a gigantic single cell transcriptomics database encompassing twenty mouse organs!

General Microbiome

Integrated culturing, modeling and transcriptomics uncovers complex interactions and emergent behavior in a three-species synthetic gut community – Kevin D’hoe – eLife

The role of the lung microbiota and the gut‐lung axis in respiratory infectious diseases – Alexia Dumas – Cellular Microbiology

Gut microbiota and obesity: An opportunity to alter obesity through Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT) – Patrick Lee – Diabetes Obesity and Metabolism

Human gut microbiome

Probiotic supplementation restores normal microbiota composition and function in antibiotic-treated and in caesarean-born infants – Katri Korpela – Microbiome

Diversified gut microbiota in newborns of mothers with gestational diabetes mellitus – Minglian Su – PlosOne

Gut dysbiosis with Bacilli dominance and accumulation of fermentation products precedes late-onset sepsis in preterm infants – S Graspeuntner – Clinical Infectious Diseases

The Safety of Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for Crohn’s Disease: Findings from A Long-Term Study – Honggang Wang – Advances in Therapy

Animal experiments

Effect of dietary Spirulina (Arthrospira) platensis on the growth performance, antioxidant enzyme activity, nutrient digestibility, cecal microflora, excreta noxious gas emission, and breast meat quality of broiler chickens – J H Park – Poultry Science

Water and extremophile microbiome

Differential incorporation of one-carbon substrates among microbial populations identified by stable isotope probing from the estuary to South China Sea – Wenchao Deng – Scientific Reports

Prokaryotic Diversity and Distribution in Different Habitats of an Alpine Rock Glacier-Pond System – I. Mania – Microbial Ecology

Community composition of nitrous oxide reducing bacteria investigated using a functional gene microarray – A. Jayakumar – Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography

Built environment

Microbial and Metabolic Succession on Common Building Materials Under High Humidity Conditions – Simon Lax – BioRxiv

Bioinformatics/Techniques

Designing metabolic division of labor in microbial communities – Meghan Thommes – BioRxiv

Population heterogeneity in microbial bioprocesses: origin, analysis, mechanisms, and future perspectives – Anna-Lena Heins – Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering

Hydrogenotrophic methanogens of the mammalian gut: functionally similar, thermodynamically different. A modelling approach – Rafael Munoz-Tamayo – BioRxiv

Microbes in the news

Most burger chains fail on annual antibiotics report card – CNN

Sales of antibiotics for use in food-producing animals drop across the EU – European Medicine Agencies News

Non-microbiology picks

Single-cell transcriptomics of 20 mouse organs creates a Tabula Muris – The Tabula Muris Consortium – Nature

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October 10, 2018

Microbiota conservation and diversity in butterfly species, air and waterborne microbiota of a pharmaceutical plant, the a study on the oral microbiota of rugby players.

General microbiome

Preserving microbial diversity – Maria G Dominguez Bello – Science

Pregnancy and early life

Evaluation of patient- versus provider-collected vaginal swabs for microbiome analysis during pregnancy – Kristine M Wylie – BMC Research Notes

Human skin microbiome

The microbiome of the “sterile” pustules in palmoplantar pustulosis – Kana Masuda-Kuroki – Experimental Dermatology

Human oral microbiome

Oral health and microbiota status in professional rugby players: A case-control study – Matthieu Minty – Journal of Dentistry

Oral Bacteriome Compositions Identified by 16S rRNA Metagenomics in a Randomly Selected “Healthy” Nigerian Male and Female Subjects – Kingsley C Anukam – International Journal of Research and Reports in Dentistry

Human gut microbiome

Review: The Gut-Brain Axis and the Microbiome: Mechanisms and Clinical Implications – Vadim Osadchiy – Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Animal experiments

Replication Study: Intestinal inflammation targets cancer-inducing activity of the microbiota – Kathryn Eaton – eLIFE

Animal microbiome

Pre-print: Conserved microbiota among young Heliconius butterfly species – Bas van Schooten – PeerJ

Gastrointestinal Microbial Flora in Wild and Captive Olive Baboons (Papio anubis) – Senelwa Davis Lugano – American Journal of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Rhizosphere microbiome structure alters to enable wilt resistance in tomato – Min-Jung Kwak – Nature Biotechnology

Apple rootstocks of different nitrogen tolerance affect the rhizosphere bacterial community composition – Xiaofen Chai – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Effects of consecutive monoculture of sweet potato on soil bacterial community as determined by pyrosequencing – Huan Li – Journal of Basic Microbiology

Ectomycorrhizal fungi may not act as a barrier inhibiting host plant absorption of heavy metals – Yangze Tang – Chemosphere

Pre-print: Co-occurrence patterns of litter decomposing communities in mangroves indicate a robust community resistant to disturbances – Rodrigo G Taketani – PeerJ

Water and extremophile microbiome

Structure of Microbial Mats in the Mramornaya Bay (Crimea) Coastal Areas – NV Pimenov – Microbiology

Pangenomic comparison of globally distributed Poribacteria associated with sponge hosts and marine particles – Sheila Powell – The ISME Journal

High diversity of thermophilic cyanobacteria in Rupite hot spring identified by microscopy, cultivation, single-cell PCR and amplicon sequencing – Otakar Strunecky – Extremophiles

Built environment

Air and waterborne microbiome of a pharmaceutical plant provide insights on spatiotemporal variations and community resilience after disturbance – Filippo Pacchioni – BMC Microbiology

Food microbiology

Review: The Effect of Gluten-Free Diet on Health and the Gut Microbiota Cannot Be Extrapolated from One Population to Others – Jose F Garcia-Marzcorro – Nutrients

Phages and viruses

Characterization of dog serum virome from Northeastern Brazil – MN Weber – Virology

Bioinformatics

‘NetShift’: a methodology for understanding ‘driver microbes’ from healthy and disease microbiome datasets – Bhusan K Kuntal – The ISME Journal

Techniques

A Simple In Vitro Gut Model for Studying the Interaction between Escherichia coli and the Intestinal Commensal Microbiota in Cecal Mucus – Matthew E Mokszycki – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Science, career, and publishing

Inoculating science against potential pandemics and information hazards – Kevin M Esvelt – PLOS Pathogens

September 24, 2018

General microbiology

Frequency- and Amplitude-Dependent Microbial Population Dynamics during Cycles of Feast and Famine – Jason Merritt, PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS

Small at Size, Big at Impact: Microorganisms for Sustainable Development – Nasib Singh, Microbial Bioprospecting for Sustainable Development

Population Genomics of Archaea: Signatures of Archaeal Biology from Natural Populations – David J. Krause, Population Genomics

Pregnancy and early life

Sharing of human milk oligosaccharides degradants within bifidobacterial communities in faecal cultures supplemented with Bifidobacterium bifidum – Aina Gotoh, Scientific Reports

Multi-site human microbiome

Gut–Liver Axis: How Do Gut Bacteria Influence the Liver? – Peter Christopher Konturek, Medical Sciences

Subgingival microbiome of rheumatoid arthritis patients in relation to their disease status and periodontal health – Kathrin Beyer, Plos One

Optimal immunosuppressor induces stable gut microbiota after liver transplantation – Jian-Wen Jiang, World Journal of Gastroenterology

Human respiratory microbiome

The Microbiome and Tuberculosis: Early Evidence for Cross Talk – Sivaranjani Namasivayam, mBio

Trans-maternal Helicobacter pylori exposure reduces allergic airway inflammation in offspring through regulatory T-cells – Andreas Kyburz, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Human oral microbiome

Comparison of initial oral microbiomes of young adults with and without cavitated dentin caries lesions using an in situbiofilm model – Stefan Rupf, Scientific Reports

Human gut microbiome

In silico Identification of Metagenomic Signature Describing Neurometabolic Potential of Normal Human Gut Microbiota – A. S. Kovtun, Russian Journal of Genetics

Gut microbiota modulates drug pharmacokinetics – Juanhong Zhang, Drug Metabolism Reviews

Active Site Flexibility Revealed in Crystal Structures of Parabacteroides merdae β‐Glucuronidase from the Human Gut Microbiome – Michael S. Little, Protein Science

Structural and Functional Analysis of the Gut Microbiome for Toxicologists – Robert G. Nichols, Current Protocols in Toxicology

Altered intestinal antibacterial gene expression response profile in irritable bowel syndrome is linked to bacterial composition and immune activation – Sean M. P. Bennet, Neurogastroenterology and Motility

Animal experiments

Response of goose intestinal microflora to the source and level of dietary fiber – Haizhu Zhou, Poultry Science

Microbiota modulation by eating patterns, dietary and macronutrient composition; impact on food intake – Elizabeth A. Klingbeil, American Journal of Physiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Accounting for bacterial overlap between raw water communities and contaminating sources improves the accuracy of signature-based microbial source tracking – Moa Hägglund, Frontiers in Microbiology

Bacterial community structure in a sympagic habitat expanding with global warming: brackish ice brine at 85–90 °N – Beatriz Fernández-Gómez, ISME

Single-cell genomics uncover Pelagibacter as the putative host of the extremely abundant uncultured 37-F6 viral population in the ocean – Francisco Martinez-Hernandez, ISME

Microbial Community Function in Electroactive Biofilm-based Constructed Wetlands – Ramírez Vargas, Biogeosciences

Fungal endophyte‐infected leaf litter alters in‐stream microbial communities and negatively influences aquatic fungal sporulation – Emily R. Wolfe, Synthesising Ecology

Salt marsh denitrification is impacted by oiling intensity six years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill – Corianne Tatariw, Environmental Pollution

Wastewater used for urban agriculture in West Africa as a reservoir for antibacterial resistance dissemination – Blaise P. Bougnom, Environmental Research

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Phosphate solubilizing bacteria with glucose dehydrogenase gene for phosphorus uptake and beneficial effects on wheat – Muhammad Suleman, Plos One

Multiple ecological processes jointly drive the soil microbial community assembly in subalpine coniferous forests – Pengyu Zhao, PeerJ

Aphid Colonization Affects Potato Root Exudate Composition and the Hatching of a Soil Borne Pathogen – Grace A. Hoysted, Frontiers in Plant Sciences

Root inoculation with Azotobacter chroococcum 76A enhances tomato plants adaptation to salt stress under low N conditions – Michael James Van Oosten, BMC Plant Biology

Variation of bacterial biodiversity from saline soils and estuary sediments present near the Mediterranean Sea coast of Camargue (France) – Jorge R. Osman, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Plant roots alter microbial functional genes supporting root litter decomposition – Shengjing Shi, Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Bacterial community response to a preindustrial‐to‐future CO2 gradient is limited and soil‐specific in Texas Prairie grassland – Swastika Raut, Global Change Biology

Built environment

Houseplants as home health monitors – C. Neal Stewart Jr., SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY

Characterization of Aspergillus niger Isolated from the International Space Station – Jillian Romsdahl, mSystems

Food microbiology

Microbiological Changes during Ripening of Chihuahua Cheese Manufactured with Raw Milk and Its Seasonal Variations – Cristina Sánchez-Gamboa, Foods

Supplementation in mushroom crops and its impact on yield and quality – Jaime Carrasco, AMB Express

Aronia (Aronia melanocarpa) Polyphenols Modulate Microbial Community in Simulator of the Human Intestinal Microbial Ecosystem (SHIME®) and Decrease Secretion of Pro‐Inflammatory Markers in a Caco‐2/endothelial Cell Co‐Culture Model – Ting Wu, Molecular Nutrition and Food Research

Techniques

A critical evaluation of the use of gas chromatography- and high performance liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry techniques for the analysis of microbial metabolites in human urine after consumption of orange juice – José Luis Ordóñez, Journal of Chromatography A

Recovering cellular biomass from fluids using chemical flocculation – Paul A. Kenward, Environmental Microbiology Reports

Influence of support media supplementation to reduce the inhibition of anaerobic digestion by phenol and ammonia: Effect on degradation performances and microbial dynamics – Simon Poirier, Data in Brief

A resourceful methodology to profile indolic auxins produced by rhizo-fungi using spectrophotometry and HPTLC – Dhavalkumar Patel, Biotech

Bioinformatics

Computational Tools and Databases of Microbes and Its Bioprospecting for Sustainable Development – Dipannita Hazra, Microbial Bioprospecting for Sustainable Development

Metabolomics

Paradoxes in leaky microbial trade – Yoav Kallus, Nature Communications

Antibiotics

Amycomicin is a potent and specific antibiotic discovered with a targeted interaction screen – Gleb Pishchany, PNAS

Microbes in the news

Subculture show converts Storefront for Art and Architecture into living lab – The Architects Newspaper, Ali Oriaku

September 18, 2018

Quite a few articles of interest today:

  1. Foods that are protective of the gut microbiome: Specific oligosaccharides in breast milk can compensate for the effects of C-section births, and cranberries can compensate for the effects of dietary changes in mice.
  2. A possible bi-directional relationship between the gut microbiome and high altitudes: Specific differences in the gut microbiome are associated with differences in tolerance to high altitudes in males, and exposure to high altitudes can alter the gut microbiome in mice.
  3. Microbes in Space: Nitrogen cycle nicroorganisms that may be able to produce food, water and O2 in space, and exposing desert extremophiles to Martian conditions to learn about the kinds of bacteria on other planets

Also: How smoking impacts the lung virome, the association between fecal microbiome profile and phylogeny in deer genera, and the development of the dust microbiome over time in a classroom

Pregnancy and early life

*Fucosylated oligosaccharides in mother’s milk alleviate the effects of caesarean birth on infant gut microbiota – Katri Korpela – Scientific Reports

The influence of maternal vaginal flora on the intestinal colonization in newborns and 3-month-old infants – Iwona Gabriel – The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine

Fecal Volatile Organic Compounds in Preterm Infants Are Influenced by Enteral Feeding Composition – Sofia el Manouni el Hassani – Sensors

Multi-site human microbiome

Review: Talk to your gut: the oral-gut microbiome axis and its immunomodulatory role in the etiology of rheumatoid arthritis – Marines du Teil Espina – FEMS Microbiology Reviews

Human respiratory microbiome

*Smoking is associated with quantifiable differences in the human lung DNA virome and metabolome – Ann C. Gregory – Respiratory Research

Human anal microbiome

Anal microbial patterns and oncogenic HPV in a pilot study of Nigerian men who have sex with men at risk for or living with HIV – Rebecca G Nowak – AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses

Human gut microbiome

*Associations between the gut microbiota and host responses to high altitude – J. Philip Karl – American Journal of Physiology

Intestinal barrier integrity in patients with plaque psoriasis – Mariusz Sikora – The Journal of Dermatology

Review: Mechanisms by which gut microorganisms influence food sensitivities
– Alberto Caminero – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Review: Selective sensitivity of the gut microbiome to iron chelators in polybacterial abdominal sepsis – Kayle Dickson – Medical Hypotheses

Review: ADHD-originating in the gut? The emergence of a new explanatory model – Anna M. Sandgren – Medical Hypotheses

Review: Guideline for the Management of Clostridium Difficile Infection in Children and Adolescents With Cancer and Pediatric Hematopoietic Stem-Cell Transplantation Recipients – Caroline Diorio – Journal of Clinical Oncology

Review: Altered Gut Microbiota in Type 2 Diabetes: Just a Coincidence? – Antonio Sircana – Current Diabetes Reports

Review: Bowel Biofilms: Tipping Points between a Healthy and Compromised Gut? – Hanne L.P. Tytgat – Trends in Microbiology

Review: Fecal microbiota transplant – a new frontier in inflammatory bowel disease – Sunkara T – Dove Press

Review: Gut microbiota, cognitive frailty and dementia in older individuals: a systematic review –  Ticinesi A – Dove Press

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Animal experiments

Deletion of poly(ADP‑ribose) polymerase-1 changes the composition of the microbiome in the gut – András Vida – Molecular Medicine Reports

Lactobacillus reuteri F‐9‐35 Prevents DSS‐Induced Colitis by Inhibiting Proinflammatory Gene Expression and Restoring the Gut Microbiota in Mice – Mao‐cheng Sun – Journal of Food Science

*Cranberries attenuate animal-based diet-induced changes in microbiota composition and functionality: A randomized crossover controlled feeding trial – Jose Rodríguez-Morató – The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry

*The effect of exposure to high altitude and low oxygen on intestinal microbial communities in mice – Wei Zhang – PLOS ONE

The Effects of Berberine on the Gut Microbiota in Apc min/+ Mice Fed with a High Fat Diet – Huan Wang – Molecules

The influence of gut microbiota dysbiosis to the efficacy of 5-Fluorouracil treatment on colorectal cancer – Lu Yuan – Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy

Protein deficiency reduces efficacy of oral attenuated human rotavirus vaccine in a human infant fecal microbiota transplanted gnotobiotic pig model – Ayako Miyazaki – Vaccine

In vitro experiments

Butyrate upregulates the TLR4 expression and the phosphorylation of MAPKs and NK‑κB in colon cancer cell in vitro – Tengfei Xiao – Oncology Letters

Animal microbiome

Comparison of the gut microbiota of captive common bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus in three aquaria – Akihiko Suzuki – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Bacteria richness and antibiotic-resistance in bats from a protected area in the Atlantic Forest of Southeastern Brazil – Vinícius C. Cláudio – PLOS ONE

*Divergence of Fecal Microbiota and Their Associations With Host Phylogeny in Cervinae – Jiaying Li – Frontiers in Microbiology

Probiotics modify body weight together with anxiety states via pro-inflammatory factors in HFD-treated Syrian golden hamster – Ennio Avolio – Behavioural Brain Research

Effects of short-term fasting on in vivo rumen microbiota and in vitro rumen fermentation characteristics – Jong Nam Kim – Asian-Australas Journal of Animal Sciences

The rumen microbiome: a crucial consideration when optimising milk and meat production and nitrogen utilisation efficiency – Chloe Matthews – Gut

MicrobesEvaluation of conjunctival microbiota in clinically normal persian squirrels (Sciurus Anomalus) – Houman Faghihi – Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Trichoderma gamsii affected herbivore feeding behaviour on Arabidopsis thaliana by modifying the leaf metabolome and phytohormones – Dongmei Zhou – Microbial Biotechnology

Responses of soil biological traits and bacterial communities to nitrogen fertilization mediate maize yields across three soil types – Hailing Yu – Soil and Tillage Research

Soil microbial response to Rhododendron understory removal in southern Appalachian forests: Effects on extracellular enzymes – Ernest D. Osburn – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Insight into Bacterial Community Diversity and Monthly Fluctuations of Medicago sativa Rhizosphere Soil in Response to Hydrogen Gas Using Illumina High-Throughput Sequencing – Zhiying Li – Current Microbiology

Bacterial diversity in rhizosphere of Paspalum scrobiculatum L. (kodo millet) is revealed with shotgun metagenome sequencing and data analysis – Ratna Prabha – Data in Brief

Responses of soil biological traits and bacterial communities to nitrogen fertilization mediate maize yields across three soil types – Hailing Yu – Soil and Tillage Research

Microbial Ecology

Effects of Cd, Cu, Zn and their combined action on microbial biomass and bacterial community structure – Jiuwei Song – Environmental Pollution

Effects of graphene oxides and silver-graphene oxides on aquatic microbial activity – Kwanyoung Ko – Science of The Total Environment

Built environment

*Longitudinal development of the dust microbiome in a newly opened Norwegian kindergarten – Anders B. Nygaard – Microbiome

Microbiological analysis of contact lens cases: impact of the hospital environment – Vinicius Targa Villas Bôas – Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia

Microbes in space

*Nitrogen cycle microorganisms can be reactivated after Space exposure – Ralph E. F. Lindeboom – Scientific Reports

*Desert cyanobacteria under space and planetary simulations: a tool for searching for life beyond Earth and supporting human space exploration – Daniela Billi – International Journal of Astrobiology

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Bioinformatics

MetaWRAP—a flexible pipeline for genome-resolved metagenomic data analysis – Gherman V. Uritskiy – Microbiome

Approximate, simultaneous comparison of microbial genome architectures via syntenic anchoring of quiver representations  – Alex N Salazar – Bioinformatics

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Microbes in the news

The electrifying energy of gut microbes – Laty A. Cahoon – Nature News and Views

Bacteria and Art

How Anicka Yi’s Science Experiments Are Expanding the Boundaries of Art – Andrew Russeth – W

 

 

August 27, 2018

Highlights: how microbes influence the system they inhabit, maternal microbial metabolism, gut microbiota in pancreatic disease and other metabolic disorders, core and staphylococcal microbiota in skin & nose of pigs, wheat head microbiome bacteria,  abundant & rare biospheres of hot springs, antibiotic degradation by microbes, virome.

General microbiome

Review: Understanding how microbiomes influence the systems they inhabit – Ed K. Hall – Nature Microbiology

Male Bladder Microbiome Relates to Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms – Petar Bajic – European Urology Focus

Pregnancy and early life

Is maternal microbial metabolism an early-life determinant of health? – Kymberleigh A. Romano – LabAnimal

Human oral microbiome

The oral microbiome in oral lichen planus during a one‐year randomized clinical trial – Camilla Kragelund – Oral Diseases

Human respiratory microbiome

Interaction between the microbiome and TP53 in human lung cancer – K. Leigh Greathouse – Genome Biology

Human gut microbiome

The Gut Microbiome in Pancreatic Disease – Venkata S. Akshintala – Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology

FXR-Dependent Modulation of the Human Small Intestinal Microbiome by the Bile Acid Derivative Obeticholic Acid – Elliot S. Friedman – Gastroenterology

Review: Role of gut microbiota in chronic low‐grade inflammation as potential driver for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease: a systematic review of human studies – I. C. L. van den Munckhof – Obesity Reviews

Bile acid homeostasis and intestinal dysbiosis in alcoholic hepatitis – Dragos Ciocan – Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics

Characterization and induction of prophages in human gut-associated Bifidobacterium hosts – Travis N. Mavrich – Scientific Reports

In Vitro Ecological Response of the Human Gut Microbiome to Bioactive Extracts from Edible Wild Mushrooms – Emanuel Vamanu – Molecules

Review: The journey of gut microbiome – An introduction and its influence on metabolic disorders – Ankita Chattopadhyay -Frontiers in Biology

Animal experiments 

Sulfated polysaccharide from sea cucumber modulates the gut microbiota and its metabolites in normal mice – Zhenjun Zhu – International Journal of Biological Macromolecules

Chitin-based barrier immunity and its loss predated mucus-colonization by indigenous gut microbiota – Keisuke Nakashima – Nature Communications

Reduced particle size wheat bran is efficiently colonized by lactic acid producing community and reduces Enterobacteriaceae levels in the cecal microbiota of broilers – Karen Vermeulen – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

A High Salt Diet Modulates the Gut Microbiota and Short Chain Fatty Acids Production in a Salt-Sensitive Hypertension Rat Model – Ariel Bier – Nutrients

Animal microbiome 

A detailed investigation of the porcine skin and nose microbiome using universal and Staphylococcus specific primers – Mikael Lenz Strube – Scientific Reports

Characterization of bacterial microbiota compositions along the intestinal tract in pigs and their interactions and functions – Daniel Crespo-Piazuelo – Scientific Reports

Cnidarian Interaction with Microbial Communities: From Aid to Animal’s Health to Rejection Responses – Loredana Stabili – Marine Drugs

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Wheat microbiome bacteria can reduce virulence of a plant pathogenic fungus by altering histone acetylation – Yun Chen – Nature Communications

Biodegradation of oxytetracycline and enrofloxacin by autochthonous microbial communities from estuarine sediments – Malek Harrabi – Science of The Total Environment

Soil micro-food web interactions and rhizosphere priming effectSoil micro-food web interactions and rhizosphere priming effect – Xinchang Kou – Plant and Soil

Burkholderia pseudomallei-absent soil bacterial community results in secondary metabolites that kill this pathogen – Chotima Potisap – AMB Express

Variation in the leaf and root microbiome of sugar maple (Acer saccharum) at an elevational range limit – Jessica Wallace – PeerJ

Contrasting responses of the bacterial communities in ectomycorrhizal roots and rhizosphere soils to defoliation or winter hardening – Hironari Izumi – Rhizosphere

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Abundant and rare microbial biospheres respond differently to environmental and spatial factors in Tibetan hot springs – Yanmin Zhang – Frontiers in Microbiology

Built environment 

Review: Microbiology of the built environment – Jack A Gilbert – Nature Reviews

Application of hybrid anaerobic reactor: Treatment of increasing cyanide containing effluents and microbial composition identification – Pragya Gupta – Journal of Environmental Management

A little breath of fresh air into an anaerobic system: How microaeration facilitates anaerobic digestion process – Duc Nguyen – Biotechnology Advances

Managing microbial communities in membrane biofilm reactors – A. Ontiveros-Valencia – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Phages and viruses

Preprint: May the phage be with you? Prophage-like elements in the genomes of Soft Rot Pectobacteriaceae (Pectobacterium spp. and Dickeya spp.) – Robert Czajkowski – bioRxiv

Occurrence, integrity and functionality of AcaML1–like viruses infecting extreme acidophiles of the Acidithiobacillus species complex – Paulo C. Covarrubias – Research in Microbiology

Chapter: Robust Analysis of Time Series in Virome Metagenomics – Jose Manuel Martí – The Human Virome

Chapter: A Method for Isolation of the Virome from Plasma Samples – Pilar Domingo-Calap – The Human Virome

Chapter: Virome Sequencing of Stool Samples – Lenka Kramná – The Human Virome

Chapter: Protocol for Generating Infectious RNA Viromes from Complex Biological Samples – Sonia Monteil-Bouchard – The Human Virome

Techniques

Review: Transcriptome Sequencing Approaches to Elucidate Host–Microbe Interactions in Opportunistic Human Fungal Pathogens – Hrant Hovhannisyan – Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology 

Chapter: Flow Cytometry and Direct Sequencing of Viruses – Mária Džunková – The Human Virome

 

 

August 22, 2018

Today’s digest is a mix of exciting reviews and research articles. The research articles are about – association between (site-specific) microbiota changes and stunded chilhood growth, bronchopulmonary dysplasia and Ankylosing Spondylitis; new tools to analyze mother-infant phage transmission; and low cost platform to analyze gut microbiota and host biomarkers. Also includes statement from FDA on regulation of live microbiome-based products, and comparison of single versus multiple strain probiotics in intestinal dysbiosis.

General microbiome

Review: Microbiology of the built environment – Jack A Gilbert – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Considerations for Best Practices in Studies of Fiber or Other Dietary Components and the Intestinal Microbiome – David M Klurfeld – American Journal of Physiology Endocrinology and Metabolism

Review: Impact of the commensal microbiota in atherosclerosis and arterial thrombosis – Klytaimnistra Kiouptsi – British Journal of Pharmacology

Pregnancy and early life

Metagenomic analysis with strain-level resolution reveals fine-scale variation in the human pregnancy microbiome – Daniela SA Goltsman – bioRxiv

Human respiratory microbiome

Early Airway Microbial Metagenomic and Metabolomic Signatures are Associated with Development of Severe Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia – Charitharth V Lal – American Journal of Physiology

Human gut microbiome

Stunted childhood growth is associated with decompartmentalization of the gastrointestinal tract and overgrowth of oropharyngeal taxa – Pascale Vonaesch – PNAS

Tracing mother-infant transmission of bacteriophages by means of a novel analytical tool for shotgun metagenomic datasets: METAnnotatorX – Christian Milani – Microbiome

Altered Bacteria-Fungi Inter-Kingdom Network in Gut of Ankylosing Spondylitis Patients – Ming Li – bioRxiv

Animal experiments

Hyperactivated PI3Kd promotes self and commensal reactivity at the expense of optimal humoral immunity – Silvia Preite – Nature Immunology

The Potential Role of the Dipeptidyl Peptidase-4-Like Activity From the Gut Microbiota on the Host Health – Marta Olivares – Frontiers in Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Effects of compost containing oxytetracycline on enzyme activities and microbial communities in maize rhizosphere soil – Lisha Zhen – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Impact of soil salinity on the microbial structure of halophyte rhizosphere microbiome – Salma Mukhtar – World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Inter-Kingdom beach warfare: Microbial chemical communication activates natural chemical defences – Zeinab G Khalil – The ISME Journal

Biogeography and taxonomic overview of terrestrial hot spring thermophilic phages – Olivier Zablocki – Extremophiles

Food microbiology

How Fine Structural Differences of Xylooligosaccharides and Arabinoxylooligosaccharides Regulate Differential Growth of Bacteroides Species – Mihiri Mendis – Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Probiotics / prebiotics

Influence of monostrain and multistrain probiotics on immunity, intestinal ultrastructure and microbiota in experimental dysbiosis – E Ermolenko – Beneficial Microbes

Effect of probiotic Bifidobacterium bifidum G9-1 on the relationship between gut microbiota profile and stress sensitivity in maternally separated rats – Hirokazu Fukui – Scientific Reports

Techniques

A low-cost paper-based synthetic biology platform for analyzing gut microbiota and host biomarkers – Melissa K Takahashi – Nature Communications

Microbes in the news

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on advancing the science and regulation of live microbiome-based products used to prevent, treat, or cure diseases in humans – Food and Drug Administration

Non-microbiology picks

Mechanisms regulating intestinal barrier integrity and its pathological implications – Chaithanya Chelakkot – Experimental and Molecular Medicine

 

August 13, 2018

Today’s Digest is full of amazing research from focusing on causation in microbiome studies to increased efficacy of BLAST searches in the age of high throughput sequencing.

General Microbiome

Microbiome: Focus on Causation and Mechanism.Fischbach MA. Cell.

Effect of Antibiotic-Mediated Microbiome Modulation on Rotavirus Vaccine Immunogenicity: A Human, Randomized-Control Proof-of-Concept Trial.Harris VC. Cell Host and Microbe

Enhancing Rotavirus Vaccination: A Microbial Fix? Parker EPK. Cell Host and Microbe

Snapshot of an early Paleoproterozoic ecosystem: Two diverse microfossil communities from the Turee Creek Group, Western Australia. Barlow EV. Geobiology.

Background levels of microorganisms in the busy urban environment of transport hubs.Patel KV. Journal of Applied Microbiology.

Immunomodulation as Therapy for Fungal Infection: Are We Closer?Sam QH. Frontiers in Microbiology

Profiling of Bacterial and Fungal Microbial Communities in Cystic Fibrosis Sputum Using RNA.Grahl N. mSphere.

Oral Microbiome

Comparison of oral microbiota in orthodontic patients and healthy individuals.Sun F. Microbial Pathogenesis

Skin Microbiome

Mud therapy and skin microbiome: a review.Antonelli M. International Journal of Biometeorology

Gut Microbiome

Phylogeny-corrected identification of microbial gene families relevant to human gut colonization.Bradley PH. PLoS Computational Biology

Dynamic changes in human-gut microbiome in relation to a placebo-controlled anthelminthic trial in Indonesia.Martin I. PLoS Neglected Tropical Disease.

Faecal Microbiome

Effects of metal and metalloid pollutants on the microbiota composition of feces obtained from twelve commercial pig farms across China.Peng Z. Science Total Environment

Fecal Microbiota Alterations Associated With Diarrhea-Predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome.Zhuang X. Frontiers in Microbiology.

Plant, Soils, and Air Microbiome

Environmental variables better explain changes in potential nitrification and denitrification activities than microbial properties in fertilized forest soils.Tang Y. Science of Total Environment

Metagenomic analysis of rhizosphere microflora of oil-contaminated soil planted with barley and alfalfa. Kumar V. PLoS One.

Trichoderma polysporum selectively inhibits white-nose syndrome fungal pathogen Pseudogymnoascus destructans amidst soil microbes.Singh A. Microbiome.

Tissue Microbiome of Norway Spruce Affected by Heterobasidion-Induced Wood Decay.Ren F. Microbial Ecology

Evidence for complete nitrification in enrichment culture of tidal sediments and diversity analysis of clade a comammox Nitrospira in natural environments. Yu C. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology.

Traits-Based Integration of Multi-Species Inoculants Facilitates Shifts of Indigenous Soil Bacterial Community.Wang J. Frontier in Microbiology

Spatial Patterns and Drivers of Microbial Taxa in a Karst Broadleaf Forest.Song M. Frontiers in Microbiology

Water Microbiome

Response of Microbial Communities to Changing Climate Conditions During Summer Cyanobacterial Blooms in the Baltic Sea.Berner C. Frontiers in Microbiology

Coral Microbiome Database: Integration of sequences reveals high diversity and relatedness of coral-associated microbes.Huggett MJ. Environmental Microbiology Reports

Animal Experiments and Microbiome

Diet and other environmental factors shape the bacterial communities of fish gut in an eutrophic lake. Kashinskaya EN. Journal of Applied Microbiology

Yeast-like microorganisms in the scale insect Kermes quercus (Insecta, Hemiptera, Coccomorpha: Kermesidae). Newly acquired symbionts?Podsiadło E. Arthropod Structure and Development

Initial description of the core ocular surface microbiome in dogs: Bacterial community diversity and composition in a defined canine population.Leis ML. Veterinary Ophthalmology

High-Throughput Analysis Reveals Seasonal Variation of the Gut Microbiota Composition Within Forest Musk Deer (<i>Moschus berezovskii</i>).Hu X. Frontiers in Microbiology

A Comprehensive Research on Antibiotic Resistance Genes in Microbiota of Aquatic Animals.Hong B. Frontiers in Microbiology

Identification of spider-mite species and their endosymbionts using multiplex PCR.Zélé F. Experimental and Applied Acarology

Soil microarthropods alter the outcome of plant-soil feedback experiments.Kuťáková E. Scientific Reports

Techniques/Bioinformatics 

Metagenome complexity and template length are the main causes of bias in PCR-based bacteria community analysis.Peng W. Journal of Basic Microbiology

Single-cell RNA sequencing technologies and bioinformatics pipelines.Hwang B. Experimental and Molecular Medicine

Negative Binomial Mixed Models for Analyzing Longitudinal Microbiome Data.Zhang X. Frontiers in Microbiology

Stationary and portable sequencing-based approaches for tracing wastewater contamination in urban stormwater systems. Hu Y. Scientific Reports

CrocoBLAST: Running BLAST efficiently in the age of next-generation sequencing.Tristão Ramos RJ. Bioinformatics