November 8, 2019

Today’s week-end digest is about new bioinformatic tools (MGnify, PIME, MDiNE) for microbiota analysis, how chemical and built environment of home affects human microbiota and  guidelines for the gut microbiome studies in hypertension.

General microbiome

Adaptation of the Gut Microbiota to Modern Dietary Sugars and Sweeteners – Sara C. Di Rienzi – Advances in Nutrition

Bacteriophages in gastroenterology—from biology to clinical applications – João Sabino – Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Boosting natural history research via metagenomic clean-up of crowdsourced feces – Amrita Srivathsan – Plos Biology

Human microbiome

Lower gut microbiome diversity and higher abundance of proinflammatory genus Collinsella are associated with biopsy-proven nonalcoholic steatohepatitis – Stuart Astbury – Gut Microbes

Guidelines for Transparency on Gut Microbiome Studies in Essential and Experimental Hypertension – Francine Z. Marques – Hypertension

The association between dietary fibre deficiency and high-income lifestyle-associated diseases: Burkitt’s hypothesis revisited – Stephen J. O’Keefe – The Lancet Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Animal experiments

Bacterial Swarming as a Protective Response to Intestinal Stress – Weijie Chen – BioRxiv

Flaxseed oil supplementation improves intestinal function and immunity, associated with altered intestinal microbiome and fatty acid profile in pigs with intrauterine growth retardation – Lianqiang Che – Food and Function

Gamma-aminobutyric acid-producing lactobacilli positively affect metabolism and depressive-like behaviour in a mouse model of metabolic syndrome – E. Patterson – Scientific Reports

Plant, root and soil microbiome

Short term effects of different green manure amendments on the composition of main microbial groups and microbial activity of a submerged rice cropping system – Muhammad Israr Khan – Applied Soil Ecology

Cost-effective in-situ remediation technologies for complete mineralization of dyes contaminated soils – Vipul R. Patel – Chemosphere

Distinct Microbial Community of Phyllosphere Associated with Five Tropical Plants on Yongxing Island, South China Sea – Lijun Bao – Microorganisms

Tracing the evolutionary routes of plant–microbiota interactions – Carmen Escudero-Martinez – Current Opinion in Microbiology

Water microbiome

Diet shapes cold‐water corals bacterial communities – Pierre E. Galand – Environmental Microbiology

Built Environment

Home chemical and microbial transitions across urbanization – Laura-Isobel McCall – Nature Microbiology

Techniques

Learning representations of microbe–metabolite interactions – James T. Morton – Nature Methods

MGnify: the microbiome analysis resource in 2020 – Alex L. Mitchell – Nucleic Acids Research

PIME: A package for discovery of novel differences among microbial communities – Luiz Fernando W. Roesch – Molecular Ecology Resources

MDiNE: A model to estimate differential co-occurrence networks in microbiome studies – Kevin McGregor – Bioinformatics

Probiotics

Fermentation of plant-based milk alternatives for improved flavour and nutritional value – Muzi Tangyu – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Modulations of Probiotics on Gut Microbiota in a 5‐Fluorouracil‐Induced Mouse Model of Mucositis – Chun Yan Yeung – Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

The effect of an additive containing three Lactobacillus species on the fermentation pattern and microbiological status of silage – Maja Fijałkowska – Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture

Microbes in the news

Gut Microbiome Puts the Brakes on Iron Absorption – Michigan Medicine

The Link Between Sleep and Your Gut Microbiome – Health central

Microbiome in China: Cosmetic trend will ‘heat up’ by the end of 2020, says expert – Cosmetics Design-Asia

Enterome Enters Research Collaboration With Major Cancer Center Focused on New Microbiome-derived Immunotherapies – Yahoo Finance

Non Microbiology Picks

Is running associated with a lower risk of all-cause, cardiovascular and cancer mortality, and is the more the better? A systematic review and meta-analysis – Zeljko Pedisic – British Journal of Sports Medicine

October 26, 2019

Highlights: Bacterial communities in aquaculture, crocodiles, tadpoles, mushrooms, coasts, sports facilities; viruses; standardization issues of human microbiome research; some cool events and news hot off the press!

 

Events and jobs

2019 Genome Center Halloween Symposium – 31/10/2019 – UCD, USA

MB Seminar: Marine Host-Microbiome Interactions: Challenges and Opportunities (Dr. Jonathan Eisen, UC Davis) – 22/11/2019 – UCSD, USA

General microbiome 

Metabolic specializations within a bacterial community to create living rocks – Samantha C Waterworth – bioRxiv

Analysis of bacterial microbiome associated with nylon and copper nets in an aquaculture context – Paula Canada – Aquaculture

The gut-eye-lacrimal gland-microbiome axis in Sjögren Syndrome – Claudia M. Trujillo-Vargas – The Ocular Surface

Multi-site human microbiome

DNA extraction for human microbiome studies: the issue of standardization  – K. Leigh Greathouse Genome Biology

Storage media and not extraction method has the biggest impact on recovery of bacteria from the oral microbiome – Xiaoyan Zhou – Nature

Factors contributing to interindividual variation in retronasal odor perception from aroma glycosides: the role of odorant sensory detection threshold, oral microbiota and hydrolysis in saliva – Mango Parker – ACS

Animal experiments 

Contribution of fungal microbiome to intestinal physiology, early-life immune development and mucosal inflammation in mice – Erik van Tilburg Bernardes – bioRxiv

Animal microbiome 

Gut microbiota structure differs between honey bees in winter and summer – Lucie Kešnerová – bioRxiv

Characterisation of the intestinal microbiota of commercially farmed saltwater crocodiles, Crocodylus porosus – Nicky-Lee Willson – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Changes in intestinal microbial community of Rana chensinensis tadpoles during metamorphosis – Hongyu Yang – Aquaculture

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Impact of agro-farming activities on microbial diversity of acidic red soils in a Camellia Oleifera Forest – Jun Li – Revista Brasileira de Ciência do Solo

A horizon scan of priorities for coastal marine microbiome research – Stacey M. Trevathan-Tackett – Nature

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Effects of disinfection efficiency on microbial communities and corrosion processes in drinking water distribution systems simulated with actual running conditions – Ying Zhu – Journal of Environmental Sciences

Built environment 

Microbial diversity of bioaerosol inside sports facilities and antibiotic resistance of isolated Staphylococcus spp. – Marta Małecka-Adamowicz – Aerobiologia

Food microbiology

Comparing approaches for capturing bacterial assemblages 2 associated with symptomatic (bacterial blotch) and asymptomatic 3 mushroom (Agaricus bisporus) caps – Samuel J. Martins – APS

Comprehensive Understanding of the Bacterial Populations and Metabolites Profile of Fermented Feed by 16S rRNA Gene Sequencing and Liquid Chromatography–Mass Spectrometry – Wei Jin – MDPI Metabolites

Phages and viruses

Viruses RIG up intestinal immunity – Sanghyun Lee – Nature Immunology

Gut DNA Virome Diversity and Its Association with Host Bacteria Regulate Inflammatory Phenotype and Neuronal Immunotoxicity in Experimental Gulf War Illness – Ratanesh K Seth – MDPI Viruses

Viral quasispecies – Esteban Domingo – PLoS Genetics

Techniques

Effective application of machine learning to microbiome-based classification problems – Begüm D. Topçuoğlu – bioRxiv

LEMMI: A continuous benchmarking platform for metagenomics classifiers – Mathieu Seppey – bioRxiv

Microbes in the news

Even the Fetus Has Gut Bacteria, Study Shows – News Wise

Tropical Air Microbiome Analysis Reveals Daily Cycle, Environmental Drivers – genomeweb

Global Microbiome Sequencing Market – Yahoo

How our day-to-day food intake shapes our gut microbiota – Gut microbiota for health

Tracking down the functions of the microbiome – phys.org

Unhealthy gut microbiome reduces brain synaptic pruning, impairs learning – News Medical

Harnessing the Power of Microbes to Fight Cancer – Medscape.com

October 16, 2019

Happy Wednesday! Today’s digest includes the human gut virome, microbiome recovery after antibiotics, and the fungi growing on museum skeletons. Enjoy!

Pregnancy and early life

The vaginal microbial communities of healthy expectant Brazilian mothers and its correlation with the newborn’s gut colonization – Dobbler – World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Human skin microbiome

In vitro Antimicrobial Activity of Acne Drugs Against Skin-Associated Bacteria – Blaskovich – Scientific Reports

Human gut microbiome

Review: The Human Gut Virome Is Highly Diverse, Stable, and Individual Specific – Shkoporov – Cell Host & Microbe

Review: Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Potential Result from the Collusion between Gut Microbiota and Mucosal Immune System – Yue – Microorganisms

Individualized recovery of gut microbial strains post antibiotics – Koo – npj Biofilms and Microbiomes

Animal experiments

Depletion of dietary aryl hydrocarbon receptor ligands alters microbiota composition and function – Brawner – Scientific Reports

Rat H1 parvovirus infection leads to alterations in gut microbiota – Xiang – Pathogens and Disease

Positive effect of an electrolyzed reduced water on gut permeability, fecal microbiota and liver in an animal model of Parkinson’s disease – Bordoni – PLoS One

The Sulfate-Reducing Microbial Communities and Meta-Analysis of Their Occurrence during Diseases of Small–Large Intestine Axis – Kushkevych – Journal of Clinical Medicine

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Spatial gradients in the characteristics of soil-carbon fractions are associated with abiotic features but not microbial communities – Sengupta – Biogeosciences

Water and extremophile microbiome

Diversity, Distribution, and Ecology of Fungi in the Seasonal Snow of Antarctica – Menezes – Microorganisms

Interaction and assembly processes of abundant and rare microbial communities during a diatom bloom process – Zhang – Environmental Microbiology

Built environment

Changes in the Bacterioplankton Community Structure from Southern Gulf of Mexico During a Simulated Crude Oil Spill at Mesocosm Scale – Valencia-Agami – Microorganisms

Increased loading leads to convergence of microbial communities and high methane yield in adapted anaerobic co-digesters – Wang – Water Research

Skeleton bones in museum indoor environments offer niches for fungi and are affected by weathering and deposition of secondary minerals – Pinzari – Environmental Microbiology

Bioinformatics

Species abundance information improves sequence taxonomy classification accuracy – Kaehler – Nature Communications

September 17, 2019

Happy Tuesday! Today’s digest includes wastewater treatment biofilms, the microbiome during Crohn’s disease remission, and the bacteria associated with acid mine drainage. Enjoy!

Human oral microbiome

Succession of oral microbiota community as a tool to estimate postmortem interval – Dong – Scientific Reports

Human gut microbiome

Remission in Crohn’s disease is accompanied by alterations in the gut microbiota and mucins production – Magro – Scientific Reports

Specific gut microbiome members are associated with distinct immune markers in pediatric allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation – Ingham – Microbiome

Effect of a Chinese medical nutrition therapy diet on gut microbiota and short chain fatty acids in the simulator of the human intestinal microbial ecosystem (SHIME) – Wu – Journal of Functional Foods

A comprehensive assessment of demographic, environmental, and host genetic associations with gut microbiome diversity in healthy individuals – Scepanovic – Microbiome

Animal experiments

Dietary Bovine Milk Exosomes Elicit Changes in Bacterial Communities in C57BL/6 Mice – Zhou – American Journal of Physiology

Microbial Metabolism Modulates Antibiotic Susceptibility within the Murine Gut Microbiome – Cabral – Cell Metabolism

Animal microbiome

Maternal vs artificial rearing shapes the rumen microbiome having minor long‐term physiological implications – Belanche – Environmental Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Impact of continuous Panax notoginseng plantation on soil microbial and biochemical properties – Zhang – Scientific Reports

Three Bermudagrass-suppression techniques have little effect on soil-nutrient availability and microbial communities 200 days after application – Farthing – Applied Soil Ecology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Effect of salinity on mature wastewater treatment biofilm microbial community assembly and metabolite characteristics – Wang – Science of the Total Environment

Diversity and functional profile of bacterial communities at Lancaster acid mine drainage dam, South Africa as revealed by 16S rRNA gene high-throughput sequencing analysis – Lukhele – Extremophiles

Abiotic stress resistance, plant growth promotion and antifungal potential of halotolerant bacteria from a Tunisian solar saltern – Masmoudi – Microbiological Research

Built environment

Effective removal of antibiotic resistance genes and potential links with archaeal communities during vacuum-type composting and positive-pressure composting – Fan – Journal of Environmental Science

Hydraulically Fractured Natural-Gas Well Microbial Communities Contain Genomic Halogenation and Dehalogenation Potential – Evans – Environmental Science & Technology Letters

Successional trophic complexity and biogeographical structure of eukaryotic communities in waterworks rapid sand filters – Harder – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

August 20, 2019

Today’s digest includes the gut microbiome of sea turtles, microbes on a guyot in the Pacific Ocean, and a review of microbiome animal models. Enjoy!

General microbiome

Review: Simple animal models for microbiome research – Douglas – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Review: An Ecological Loop: Host Microbiomes across Multitrophic Interactions – Liu – Trends in Ecology & Evolution

Review: The antibody/microbiota interface in health and disease – Sterlin – Mucosal Immunology

Pregnancy and early life

Early-life gut microbiome modulation reduces the abundance of antibiotic-resistant bacteria – Casaburi – Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control

Human skin microbiome

The prevalence of the culturable human skin aerobic bacteria in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – Shami – BMC Microbiology

Animal experiments

Oral Administration of Clinically Relevant Antimalarial Drugs Does Not Modify the Murine Gut Microbiota – Denny & Schmidt – Scientific Reports

Animal microbiome

New insights into the gut microbiome in loggerhead sea turtles Caretta caretta stranded on the Mediterranean coast – Arizza – PLoS One

Outcomes of a low birth weight phenotype on piglet gut microbial composition and intestinal transcriptomic profile – Fouhse – Canadian Journal of Animal Science

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Deciphering rhizosphere microbiome assembly of wild and modern common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) in native and agricultural soils from Colombia – Pérez-Jaramillo – Microbiome

Preprint: Exploring the microbial diversity in oil-contaminated mangrove sediments using 16S rRNA metagenomics – Ghanbari – BioRxiv

Plant-microorganisms interaction promotes removal of air pollutants in Milan (Italy) urban area – Franzetti – Journal of Hazardous Materials

Effects of natural vegetative restoration on soil fungal and bacterial communities in bare patches of the southern Taihang Mountains – Zhao – Ecology and Evolution

Water and extremophile microbiome

The differentiation of iron-reducing bacterial community and iron-reduction activity between riverine and marine sediments in the Yellow River estuary – Zhang – Marine Life Science & Technology

Bacterial Community on a Guyot in the Northwest Pacific Ocean Influenced by Physical Dynamics and Environmental Variables – Liu – JGR: Biogeosciences

Microdiversity ensures the maintenance of functional microbial communities under changing environmental conditions – García-García – ISME

Built environment

Seasonal diversity of the bacterial communities associated with petroglyphs sites from the Negev Desert, Israel – Nir – Annals of Microbiology

Antibiotic fermentation residue for biohydrogen production using different pretreated cultures: Performance evaluation and microbial community analysis – Yang – Bioresource Technology

Bioinformatics

Metagenomic approaches: effective tools for monitoring the structure and functionality of microbiomes in anaerobic digestion systems – Carabeo-Pérez – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

August 1, 2019

Happy Thursday! Today’s digest includes fungi abundance in paddy fields, the microbial quality of treated wastewater, and the oral microbiome of cats. Enjoy!

Animal microbiome

The feline cutaneous and oral microbiota are influenced by breed and environment – Older – PLoS One

Microbial community modulates growth of symbiotic fungus required for stingless bee metamorphosis – Paludo – PLoS One

Preprint: Effects of the copper IUD on composition of the vaginal microbiota in the olive baboon – Eastman – bioRxiv

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Nitrogen fertilization altered arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi abundance and soil erosion of paddy fields in the Taihu Lake region of China – Zhang – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Reconciling disparate responses to grazing in the arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis – van Der Heyde – Rhizosphere

Redox-driven shifts in soil microbial community structure in the drawdown zone after construction of the Three Gorges Dam – Wang – Soil Ecology Letters

Water and extremophile microbiome

Biomarker Profiling of Microbial Mats in the Geothermal Band of Cerro Caliente, Deception Island (Antarctica): Life at the Edge of Heat and cold – Lezcano – Astrobiology

Microbial diversity analysis and screening for novel xylanase enzymes from the sediment of the Lobios Hot Spring in Spain – Knapik – Scientific Reports

Built environment

How does urban wastewater treatment affect the microbial quality of treated wastewater? – Lopez – Process Safety and Environmental Protection

Identifying microbial community evolution in membrane bioreactors coupled with anaerobic side-stream reactor, packing carriers and ultrasonication for sludge reduction by linear discriminant analysis – Zheng – Bioresource Technology

Food microbiology

Preprint: Deep microbial community profiling along the fermentation process of pulque, a major biocultural resource of Mexico – Rocha-Arriaga – bioRxiv

Bioinformatics

Preprint: µbialSim: constraint-based dynamic simulation of complex microbiomes – Popp and Centler – bioRxiv

July 27, 2019

Have a nice weekend! Today, in this Digest, it is worth to remark a study in mice showing the impact of microbiome composition on muscle loss, in addition to a paper presenting the new version of QIIME, one of the most utilized microbiome analysis software available. 

 

Human and General Microbiome

Pearls: Microbiome evolution during host aging – Francisco Daniel Davila Aleman – PLOS Pathogens

Review: The structure and function of the human small intestinal microbiota: Current understanding and future directions – Arthur J. Kastl, Jr – Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Review: The impact of tumor and gut microbiotas on cancer therapy; Beneficial or detrimental? – Yalda Hekmatshoar – Life Sciences 

Review: Gut Microbiota in Phytopharmacology: A Comprehensive Overview Of Concepts, Reciprocal Interactions, Biotransformations And Mode Of Actions – Priyankar Dey – Pharmacological Research

Review: The role of the skin microbiota in acne pathophysiology – S. Ramasamy – British Journal of Dermatology

Review: Study Insights into Gastrointestinal Cancer through the Gut Microbiota – Fanli Kong – BioMed Research International

Review: Contribution of Aging, Obesity, and Microbiota on Tumor Immunotherapy Efficacy and Toxicity – Regina E. M. Baiden-Amissah – International Journal in Molecular Sciences

TARgeting the cutaneous microbiota in atopic dermatitis by coal tar via AHR-dependent induction of antimicrobial peptides – Jos P.H. Smits – Journal of Investigative Dermatology

The Gut Microbiota in Collagenous Colitis Shares Characteristics With Inflammatory Bowel Disease-Associated Dysbiosis – Adam Carstens – Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology

Changes in oral microbial profiles associated with oral squamous cell carcinoma vs leukoplakia – Kengo Hashimoto – Journal of Investigative and Clinical Dentistry

Probiotics modulate the gut microbiota composition and immune responses in patients with atopic dermatitis: a pilot study – Zhifeng Fang – European Journal of Nutrition

Role of Bile Acids in Dysbiosis and Treatment of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease –  – Caihua Wang – Mediators of Inflammation

Rectal Swabs from Critically Ill Patients Provide Discordant Representations of the Gut  Microbiome Compared to Stool Samples – Katherine Fair – mSphere 

Measurement of gut microbial metabolites in cardiometabolic health and translational research – Wei‐Kai Wu – Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry

 

Animal Microbiome and Animal Experiments

The gut microbiota influences skeletal muscle mass and function in mice – Shawon Lahiri – Science Translational Science

Intestinal Clostridium species lower host susceptibility to enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157:H7 infection – Yukako Koyanagi – Pathogens and Disease

Preparation and characterization of selenium enriched-Bifidobacterium longum DD98, and its repairing effects on antibiotic-induced intestinal dysbacteriosis in mice – Hui Zhu – Food and Function 

The Ruminal Microbiome and Metabolome Alterations Associated with Diet-Induced Milk Fat Depression in Dairy Cows – Hongbo Zeng – Metabolites

 

Water Microbiome

Insights into the antibiotic resistance dissemination in a wastewater effluent microbiome:  bacteria, viruses and vesicles matter – Lucia Maestre‐Carballa – Environmental Microbiology

 

Built Environment Microbiome

Identification of city specific important bacterial signature for the MetaSUB CAMDA challenge microbiome data – Alejandro R. Walker – Biology Direct 

 

Plant Microbiome

Genome Evolution and Host Microbiome Shifts Correspond with Intraspecific Niche Divergence within Harmful Algal Bloom-Forming Microcystis aeruginosa – Sara L. Jackrel – Molecular Ecology

Novel insights into plant-associated archaea and their functioning in arugula (Eruca sativa Mill.) – Julian Taffner – Journal of Advanced Research

Seeds of native alpine plants host unique microbial communities embedded in cross-kingdom networks – Birgit Wassermann – Microbiome

 

Bioinformatics

Reproducible, interactive, scalable and extensible microbiome data science using QIIME 2 – Evan Bolyen – Nature Biotechnology