January 21, 2018

A light reading for Sunday!
Events and jobs

Professor (Chairperson), Department of Microbiology and Immunology (MIC) – The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences – Bethesda, Maryland

Postdoc in Intestinal Microbiology and Ecology – The National Food Institute (DTU Food) – Denmark

SCIENCE INQUIRY LECTURE: “FLYING” BACTERIA AS POTENTIAL RAINMAKERS – APRIL 18, 2018; 7:00PM – 8:30PM – HAGER AUDITORIUM, Montana 

General microbiome

Review: Bacterial RNA Biology on a Genome Scale – Jens Hör  – Molecular Cell

Multi-site human microbiome

Epigenetics, microbiota, and intraocular inflammation: New paradigms of immune regulation in the eye – Xiaofeng Wen – Progress in Retinal and Eye Research

Human skin microbiome

The role of fatty acids and their endocannabinoid-like derivatives in the molecular regulation of appetite – Renger F. Witkamp – Molecular Aspects of Medicine

Non-classical Immunity Controls Microbiota Impact on Skin Immunity and Tissue Repair – Jonathan L. Linehan – Cell

Propionibacterium acnes Strains Differentially Regulate the Fate of Th17 Responses in the Skin – Emmanuel Contassot – Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Human gut microbiome

P038 FECAL MICROBIOTA TRANSPLANT (FMT) FOR IMMUNO-CHECKPOINT INHIBITOR-INDUCED COLITIS (ICI-C) IN A 50 YEAR OLD FEMALE WITH BLADDER CANCER – Yinghong Wang – Gastroenterology

P110 STEROID-RESISTANCE AND STEROID-DEPENDENCE IN INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE CAN BE LINKED WITH GUT MICROBIOTA COMPOSITION CHANGES – Natalia Danilova – Gastroenterology

P069 LOW FAT DIET IMPROVES QUALITY OF LIFE AND CHANGES THE MICROBIOME IN A CATERED, CROSS-OVER DESIGN INTERVENTION OF UC PATIENTS WITH QUIESCENT DISEASE: RESULTS OF A PILOT STUDY – Matthew C. Phillips  – Gastroenterology

Animal experiments 

The family Coriobacteriaceae is a potential contributor to the beneficial effects of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass on type 2 diabetes – Haijun Liu – Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases

P039 FECAL MIRNAS SHAPE THE INTESTINAL MICROBIOTA – Emilie Viennois – Gastroenterology

P125 TLR4 ACTIVATION UPREGULATES EXPRESSION OF OXIDATIVE ENZYMES: IMPLICATIONS FOR INTESTINAL TUMORIGENESIS AND LUMINAL MICROBIOTA – Juan F. Burgueno – Gastroenterology

Effect of live yeast supplementation on gastric ecosystem in horses fed a high-starch diet – Samy Julliand – Livestock Science

The symbiont Lactobacillus plantarum causes intestinal pathogenesis in adult Drosophila. – David Fast – bioRxiv

Plant, root and soil microbiome

Distinct responses of soil bacterial and fungal communities to changes in fertilization regime and crop rotation – Chao Ai – Geoderma

Microbial degradation of poly(ε-caprolactone) in a coastal environment – Miwa Suzuki – Polymer Degradation and Stability

Shifts in prokaryotic communities under forest and grassland within a tropical mosaic landscape – Sergio E. Morales – Applied Soil Ecology

Food microbiology

Polyphasic identification of Penicillia and Aspergilli isolated from Italian grana cheese – Simone Decontardi – Food Microbiology

Phages and viruses

Bacteriophages as modulator for the human gut microbiota: Release from dairy food systems and survival in a dynamic human gastrointestinal model – Meike Samtlebe – LWT

Techniques

Metagenomic analysis uncovers strong relationship between periodontal pathogens and vascular dysfunction in American Indian population – Prathik K Vijay Kumar – bioRxiv

P168 WHERE WILL FECAL MICROBIOTA TRANSPLANTATION FIT IN THE TREATMENT ALGORITHMS FOR CROHN’S DISEASE AND ULCERATIVE COLITIS: A SYNTHESIS OF COMPLETED, ONGOING AND FUTURE TRIALS – Yiran Song – Gastroenterology

Microbes in the news

The Prehistoric Bacteria That Helped Create Our Cells Billions of Years Ago – Mental Floss

IIT Delhi develops a novel platform to test drug sensitivity in bacteria – The Hindu

Scientists Unlock Key Information About the World’s Soil Microbes – Yale Environment 360

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January 19, 2018

Today’s digest features a review on gut microbial glycerol metabolism as a source of Acrolein, and an interesting article on the impact of climate cooling on ecosystem community structure and function in alpine soils. Happy reading!

 

Careers and Events

Research Fellow – National University of Singapore

Postdoctoral Fellow – Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Scientific Officer/Senior Scientific Officer – The Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute

Staff Clinician – National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Heart, Blood and Lung Institute (NHLBI)

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

Human skin microbiome

Association of Disease Severity With Skin Microbiome and Filaggrin Gene Mutations in Adult Atopic Dermatitis – Maja-Lisa Clausen – JAMA Dermatology

Human gut microbiome

Review : Genetic and microbiome influence on lipid metabolism and dyslipidemia – Maria Matey Hernandez – Physiological Genomics

Review : Bile acids in glucose metabolism in health and disease – Hagit Shapiro – Journal of Experimental Microbiology

*Review: Gut Microbial Glycerol Metabolism as an Endogenous Acrolein Source – Jianbo Zhang – mBio

Review: How does ‘metabolic surgery’ work its magic? New evidence for gut microbiota – Peck Bailey C.E – Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Obesity

Multi-omics differentially classify disease state and treatment outcome in pediatric Crohn’s disease – Gavin M. Douglas – Microbiome

Genetic risk, dysbiosis, and treatment stratification using host genome and gut microbiome in inflammatory bowel disease – Ahmed Moustafa – Clinical and translational gastroenterology

Animal experiments

Flaxseed-enriched diets change milk concentration of the antimicrobial danofloxacin in sheep – Jon Andoni Otero – BMC Veterinary Research

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 and Food Research

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

*Alpine soil carbon is vulnerable to rapid microbial decomposition under climate cooling – Linwei Wu – ISME Journal

Cultivable fungi present in Antarctic soils: taxonomy, phylogeny, diversity, and bioprospecting of antiparasitic and herbicidal metabolites – Eldon C. Q. Gomes – Extremophiles

Clearcutting alters decomposition processes and initiates complex restructuring of fungal communities in soil and tree roots – Petr Kohout – The ISME Journal

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

Microbial Mitigation-Exacerbation Continuum: A novel framework for microbiome effects on hosts in the face of stress – Aaron S. David – Ecology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Brief Report: Effects of grazing, phosphorus and light on the growth rates of major bacterioplankton taxa in the coastal NW Mediterranean – Olga Sánchez – Environmental Microbiology Reports

Development of a mediated whole cell-based electrochemical biosensor for joint toxicity assessment of multi-pollutants using a mixed microbial consortium – Guanyue Gao – Analytica Chimica Acta

The acute effects of erythromycin and oxytetracycline on enhanced biological phosphorus removal system: shift in bacterial community structure – Zhetai Hu – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Probiotics / prebiotics

Valorization of Brewer’s spent grain to prebiotic oligosaccharide: production, xylanase catalyzed hydrolysis, in-vitro evaluation with probiotic strains and in a batch human fecal fermentation model – Mursalin Sajib – Journal of Biotechnology

In vitro fermentation of gum acacia – impact on the faecal microbiota – Sehad Alarifi -International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition

A bioluminescent test system reveals valuable antioxidant properties of lactobacillus strains from human microbiota – Maria Marsova – World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Yeasts / Fungi

Review: Sequence-based classification and identification of Fungi – David Hibbett – Mycologia

Phages and viruses

Detection of bovine Deltapapillomavirus DNA in peripheral blood of healthy sheep (Ovis aries) – S. Roperto – Transboundary and Emerging Diseases

Metagenomics

In-depth resistome analysis by targeted metagenomics – Val F. Lanza – Microbiome

Metabolomics

Qualitative metabolomics profiling of serum and bile from dogs with gallbladder mucocele formation – Jody L. Gookin – Plos One

Bioinformatics

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

Anitha’s non-microbiology picks

NASA test proves pulsars can function as a celestial GPS

The dark side of light: how artificial lighting is harming the natural world

Ultrathin 2-D metals get their own periodic table

January 18, 2018

Today’s digest has quite a few reviews in “Human Gut Microbiome” section and quite interesting news: what killed Aztecs, the womb might not be sterile, while surfers might be spreading antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Check as well an interesting blog post on “How can academia kick its addiction to the impact factor?” and news about “Dimensions” – new science search engine. Dimensions not only indexes papers and their citations, but also – uniquely among scholarly databases – connects publications to their related grants, funding agencies, patents and clinical trials.

 

 

General microbiome

Conserved collateral susceptibility networks in diverse clinical strains of Escherichia coli – Nicole L Podnecky – bioRxiv

Interactions between species introduce spurious associations in microbiome studies – Rajita Menon – PLOS Computational Biology

Antimicrobial resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae carriage and infection in specialized geriatric care wards linked to acquisition in the referring hospital – Claire L Gorrie – Clinical Infectious Diseases

Microbiological and molecular characterization of thermophilic Streptomycesvariabilis with antimicrobial activity – Ramy Fikry – Journal of Basic and Environmental Sciences

Population level evidence for seasonality of the human microbiome – Christina Korownyk – Chronobiology International

Metagenomic analysis of microbial communities yields insight into impacts of nanoparticle design –  Jacob W. Metch – Nature Nanotechnology

Microbial Competition of Rhodotorula mucilaginosa UANL-001L and E. coli increase biosynthesis of Non-Toxic Exopolysaccharide with Applications as a Wide-Spectrum Antimicrobial – Augusto Vazquez-Rodriguez – Scientific Reports

Pregnancy and early life

Perturbations of the gut microbiome genes in infants with atopic dermatitis according to feeding type – Min-Jung Lee – Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Overweight and obesity status in pregnant women are related to intestinal microbiota and serum metabolic and inflammatory profiles – Noora Houttu – Clinical Nutrition

Human respiratory microbiome

Give me a sample of air and I will tell which species are found from your region – molecular identification of fungi from airborne spore samples – Nerea Abrego – Molecular Ecology Resources

Fungi stabilize connectivity in the lung and skin microbial ecosystems – Laura Tipton – BMC Microbiome

Oral microbiome

Microbiome associated with denture malodour – S Yitzhaki – Journal of Breath Research

High-resolution microbiome profiling uncovers Fusobacterium nucleatum, Lactobacillus gasseri/johnsonii, and Lactobacillus vaginalis associated to oral and oropharyngeal cancer in saliva from HPV positive and HPV negative patients treated with surgery and chemo-radiation – Rafael Guerrero-Preston – Oncotarget

Location-Specific Oral Microbiome Possesses Features Associated With CKD – Jianzhong Hu – Kidney International Reports

Oral microbiota reduce wound healing capacity of epithelial monolayers, irrespective of the presence of 5-fluorouracil – Eline Vanlancker – Experimental Biology and Medicine

An experimental study for rapid detection and quantification of endodontic microbiota following photo-activated disinfection via new multiplex real-time PCR assay – Maryam Pourhajibagher – Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy

Review: Genome analysis and clinical implications of the bacterial communities in early biofilm formation on dental implants restored with titanium or zirconia abutments –  Flávia Correa Raffaini – Biofueling

Human skin microbiome

Association of Disease Severity With Skin Microbiome and Filaggrin Gene Mutations in Adult Atopic Dermatitis – Maja-Lisa Clausen – JAMA Dermatology

Human nearly-sterile sites

The Microbiome and Neurologic Disease: Past and Future of a 2-Way Interaction – Javier Ochoa-Repáraz – Neurotherapeutics

Human gut microbiome

Mini Review: Beneficial actions of microbiota-derived tryptophan metabolites – J. J. Galligan – Neurogastroenterology & Motility

Review: Gut microbiome influences on anastomotic leak and recurrence rates following colorectal cancer surgery – S. Gaines – BJS

Review: Microbiota Signaling Pathways that Influence Neurologic Disease – Laura M. Cox – Neurotherapeutics

Review: How mass spectrometric approaches applied to bacterial identification have revolutionized the study of human gut microbiota – Grégory Dubourg – Expert Review of Proteomics

Concise Review: Gut microbiota and probiotics: novel immune system modulators in myasthenia gravis? – Elena Rinaldi – Annals of the New York Academy of Science

Research Highlights: Gut microbiota: Targeting of specific microbial species mitigates colitis – Hugh Thomas – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Research Highlights: Gut microbiota: Filling up on fibre for a healthy gut – Katrina Ray – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Stachyose Improves Inflammation Through Modulating Gut Microbiota of High-Fat Diet / Streptozotocin Induced Type 2 Diabetes in Rats – Guimei Liu – Molecular Nutrition & Food Research

Analysis of fecal microbiota in patients with functional constipation undergoing treatment with synbiotics – Lin Sheng Huang – European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases

The microbiota metabolite indole inhibits Salmonella virulence: Involvement of the PhoPQ two-component system – Nandita Kohli – PLOS

Metatranscriptome of human faecal microbial communities in a cohort of adult men – Galeb S. Abu-Ali – Nature Microbiology

Early-life gut microbial colonization shapes Th1/Th2 balance in asthma model in BALB/c mice – Li-Juan Qian –

Animal experiments

Impact of Trans-Fats on Heat-Shock Protein Expression and the Gut Microbiota Profile of Mice – Gessika Cristina Borges Castro Carvalho – Journal of Food Science

Animal microbiome 

The impact of depuration on mussel hepatopancreas bacteriome composition and predicted metagenome – J. A. Rubiolo – Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

The Sarda Sheep Host Fecal Proteome – Antonio Palomba – Proteomics

Interactions Between Parasites and the Bacterial Microbiota of Chickens – Rüdiger Hauck – Avian Diseases

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Cropping practices manipulate abundance patterns of root and soil microbiome members paving the way to smart farming – Kyle Hartman – BMS Microbiome

Saving seed microbiomes – Gabriele Berg – The ISME

Rice Crop Growth and Rhizospheric Microbial Dynamics in Heavy Metals Contaminated Inceptisol – Manoj Shrivastava – Water Quality Management

Cropping practices manipulate abundance patterns of root and soil microbiome members paving the way to smart farming – Kyle Hartman – BMC Microbiome

Water and extremophile microbiome

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

Homologous recombination and transposon propagation shapes the population structure of an organism from the deep subsurface with minimal metabolism – Alexander J Probst – bioRxiv

Cultivation and genomics of the first freshwater SAR11 (LD12) isolate – Michael Winslow Henson -bioRxiv

Data Descriptor: The reconstruction of 2,631 draft metagenome-assembled genomes from the global oceans – Benjamin J. Tully – Scientific Data

Survey of sulfur-oxidizing bacterial community in the Pearl River water using soxB, sqr, and dsrA as molecular biomarkers – Jianfei Luo – 3 Biotech

Cultivable fungi present in Antarctic soils: taxonomy, phylogeny, diversity, and bioprospecting of antiparasitic and herbicidal metabolites – Eldon C. Q. Gomes – Extremophiles

Taxonomical Resolution and Distribution of Bacterioplankton Along the Vertical Gradient Reveals Pronounced Spatiotemporal Patterns in Contrasted Temperate Freshwater Lakes – J. Keshri – Microbial Ecology

Coral physiology and microbiome dynamics under combined warming and ocean acidification – Andréa G. Grottoli – PLOS

Crenothrix are major methane consumers in stratified lakes – Kirsten Oswald – The ISME

 

Food microbiology

Review: Modern perspectives on the health benefits of kefir in next generation sequencing era: improvement of the host gut microbiota – Dong-Hyeon Kim –  Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition

Probiotics / prebiotics

Lactobacillus acidophilus Improves Intestinal Inflammation in an Acute Colitis Mouse Model by Regulation of Th17 and Treg Cell Balance and Fibrosis Development – Park Jin-Sil – Journal of Medicinal Food

Phages and viruses

Interferons: Reprogramming the Metabolic Network against Viral Infection – Kavita Raniga  – Viruses

Bioinformatics

FastViromeExplorer: a pipeline for virus and phage identification and abundance profiling in metagenomics data – Saima Sultana Tithi – PeerJ

VirFinder: a novel k-mer based tool for identifying viral sequences from assembled metagenomic data – Jie Ren – BMC Microbiome

Techniques

In-depth resistome analysis by targeted metagenomics – Val F. Lanza – BMC Microbiome

Microbes in the news

500 years later, scientists discover what probably killed the Aztecs

Could baby’s first bacteria take root before birth?

Robotic baby helps researchers understand how biological dust develops immunity in crawling babies

Surfers May Be Spreading Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria From Swallowing Poop-Laced Water

Microbes and Art

Artist Hunter Cole Presents Exhibit Featuring Photos of Bacteria That Create Their Own Light

Science, publishing, and career 

Science search engine links papers to grants and patents

How can academia kick its addiction to the impact factor?

 

January 8, 2018

 

Today’s Microbiome Digest has many interesting articles. Read how microscope-based artificial intelligence could alleviate shortage of clinical microbiologists, the article by K. P. Smith. N. A. Kamennaya reports on “Pomacytosis”, a semi-extracellular phagocytosis of cyanobacteria, while M. F. Dias investigated the effect of different drinking waters on mouse gut microbiota.

Events

One-day Symposium (12 Jan 2018): Microbial symbiosis in the marine environment – live streamming

Jobs

Postdoctoral positions in evolutionary genomics, UT Austin

General microbiome

Dietary trehalose enhances virulence of epidemic Clostridium difficile – J. Collins – Nature

Transmission in the Origins of Bacterial Diversity, From Ecotypes to Phyla – Frederick M. Cohan – Microbiology Spectrum

How much do rRNA gene surveys underestimate extant bacterial diversity? – Luis M. Rodriguez-R – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Vibrio cholerae genomic diversity within and between patients –  Inès Levade – Microbial Genomics

Automated Interpretation of Blood Culture Gram Stains using a Deep Convolutional Neural Network – Kenneth P. Smith – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Regulated ploidy of Bacillus subtilis and three new isolates of Bacillus and Paenibacillus – Benjamin Böttinger – FEMS Microbiology Letters

Human respiratory microbiome

Heavy metal exposure and nasal Staphylococcus aureus colonization: analysis of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) – Shoshannah Eggers – Environmental Health

Oral microbiome

Microbial Analysis of Endodontic Infections in Root-filled Teeth with Apical Periodontitis before and after Irrigation Using Pyrosequencing – Homan Zandi – Journal of Endodontics

Human vaginal microbiome

Long-term Lactobacillus rhamnosus BMX 54 application to restore a balanced vaginal ecosystem: a promising solution against HPV-infection – Ettore Palma – BMC Infectious Diseases

Lactobacillus-deficient vaginal microbiota dominate post-partum women in rural Malawi – Ronan Doyle – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Human nearly-sterile sites

Microbiota and the liver – Ting-Chin David Shen – Liver Transplatation

Human gut microbiome

Comparison of DNA extraction methods for human gut microbial community profiling – Mi Young Lim – Systematic and Applied Microbiology

Changes in Gut Microbiota–Related Metabolites and Long-term Successful Weight Loss in Response to Weight-Loss Diets: The POUNDS Lost Trial – Yoriko Heianza – Diabetes Care

Adaptation of human gut microbiota to bariatric surgeries in morbidly obese patients: A systematic review – Hanieh-Sadat Ejtahed – Microbial Pathogenesis

The germ-organ theory of non-communicable diseases – Mariana X. Byndloss – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Evolution of a dominant natural isolate of Escherichia coli in the human gut over a year suggests a neutral evolution with reduced effective population size – Mohamed Ghalayini – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Animal experiments

Changes in mouse gut bacterial community in response to different types of drinking water – Marcela F. Dias – Water Research

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Microbial Communities of High-Elevation Fumaroles, Penitentes, and Dry Tephra “Soils” of the Puna de Atacama Volcanic Zone – Adam J. Solon – Microbial Ecology

Shifts in soil bacterial and archaeal communities during freeze-thaw cycles in a seasonal frozen marsh, Northeast China – Jiusheng Ren – Science of The Total Environment

The ‘Neglected’ Soil Virome – Potential Role and Impact – Akbar Adjie Pratama – Trends in Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Study of marine bacteria inactivation by photochemical processes: disinfection kinetics and growth modeling after treatment – Javier Moreno-Andrés – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Metabolic capability and in situ activity of microorganisms in an oil reservoir – Yi-Fan Liu – Microbiome

Phylogenetic distribution of roseobacticides in the Roseobacter group and their effect on microalgae – Eva C Sonnenschein – BioRxiv

“Pomacytosis”—Semi-extracellular phagocytosis of cyanobacteria by the smallest marine algae – Nina A. Kamennaya – PLOS Biology

The Green Berry Consortia of the Sippewissett Salt Marsh: Millimeter-Sized Aggregates of Diazotrophic Unicellular Cyanobacteria – Elizabeth G. Wilbanks – Frontiers in Microbiology

Dynamic changes in carbonate chemistry in the microenvironment around single marine phytoplankton cells – Abdul Chrachri – Nature Communications

Homogenization of lake cyanobacterial communities over a century of climate change and eutrophication – Marie-Eve Monchamp – Nature Ecology & Evolution

Bacterial Recycling of Archaeal Biomass as a New Strategy for Extreme Life in the Dead Sea Deep Sediment – Camille Thomas – EarthArXiv Preprints

Food microbiology

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

Phages and viruses

Is weak CD4+ gain in the course of suppressive combination antiretroviral therapy for HIV infection a current clinical challenge? A case report and brief review of the literature – Camilla Tincati – BMC Infectious Diseases

Techniques

NanoAmpli-Seq: A workflow for amplicon sequencing from mixed microbial communities on the nanopore sequencing platform – Szymon T Calus – bioRxiv

Microbes in the news

Scientists engineer sound-reflecting bacteria

Experts: ‘Raw Water’ Offers Unfiltered Risk

 

January 7, 2018

Today’s digest is brief but full of fun and exciting news about microbes, including self-portraits of microbes on your skin and how AI (artificial intellegence) is used to identify bacteria.

Gut Microbiome

REVIEW: Gut as a target for cadmium toxicity. Tinkov, AA. Environmental Pollution

Plant, Soil, and Water Microbiome

Effects of short-term fallow managements on soil microbial properties: A case study in China. Li, G. Applied Soil Ecology

Animal Experiments and Microbiome

Environmental concentrations of antibiotics impair zebrafish gut health. Zhou, L. Environmental Pollution

Polystyrene microplastics induce microbiota dysbiosis and inflammation in the gut of adult zebrafish. Jin, Y. Environmental Pollution

Food Microbiome

REVIEW: Seafood spoilage microbiota and associated volatile organic compounds at different storage temperatures and packaging. Odeyemi, OA. International Journal of Food Microbiology.

Microbes in the NEWS

The Swab Test: Amount Of Bacteria On Touchscreens May Surprise You

-CBS Philly

Artificial intelligence used to identify bacteria

-Digital Journal

Physicists Solve the Biodiversity Arms-Race Paradox: “Kill the Winner”

-Inverse

A Self-Portrait of the Microbes that Live on our Skin

-Labiotech.eu (blog)

Microbiology Jobs

Part-Time Lab Technician II, Biology/Microbiology

-Inside Higher Ed Careers

January 6, 2018

Today’s digest features a lot of great “gut microbiome papers”, with a focus on precision medicine.

Events and jobs
Scientist, Computational Biology – Flagship Pioneering, VL45  Company LocationCambridge, Massachusetts

Human gut microbiome
** Microbiota Accessible Carbohydrates Facilitate Clearance of Clostridium difficile – Andrew J Hryckowian – bioRxiv **

** Precision medicine using microbiota – Christian Jobin – Science
Highlights three articles, including:
* The commensal microbiome is associated with anti-PD-1 efficacy in metastatic melanoma patients – Vyara Matson – Science
Gut microbiome influences efficacy of PD-1–based immunotherapy against epithelial tumors – Bertrand Routy – Science
Gut microbiome modulates response to anti–PD-1 immunotherapy in melanoma patients – V. Gopalakrishnan – Science **

Exploring Gut Microbiota Composition as an Indicator of Clinical Response to Dietary FODMAP Restriction in Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome – Jørgen Valeur – Digestive Diseases And Sciences

Mucus Microbiome of Anastomotic Tissue During Surgery Has Predictive Value for Colorectal Anastomotic Leakage – Jasper B van Praagh – Annals Of Surgery

Review: Local Acetaldehyde-An Essential Role in Alcohol-Related Upper Gastrointestinal Tract Carcinogenesis – Mikko T Nieminen – Cancers

Review: The Gut-Brain Axis and the Microbiome: Clues to Pathophysiology and Opportunities for Novel Management Strategies in Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). – Eamonn M M Quigley – Journal Of Clinical Medicine

Animal experiments
** Precision editing of the gut microbiota ameliorates colitis – Wenhan Zhu – Nature **

Polystyrene microplastics induce microbiota dysbiosis and inflammation in the gut of adult zebrafish – Yuanxiang Jin – Environmental Pollution

Profiling the lymphoid-resident T cell pool reveals modulation by age and microbiota – Aurélie Durand – Nature Communications

Cultivable anaerobic and aerobic bacterial communities in the fermentation chambers of Holotrichia parallela (coleoptera: scarabaeidae) larvae – Zhen-Yu Zhang – Plos One

The effect of DNA degradation bias in passive sampling devices on metabarcoding studies of arthropod communities and their associated microbiota – Henrik Krehenwinkel – Plos One

The evaluation of the quality of Feng Huang Oolong teas and their modulatory effect on intestinal microbiota of high-fat diet-induced obesity mice model – Yuhui Chen – International Journal Of Food Sciences And Nutrition

Animal microbiome
Host contributes to longitudinal diversity of fecal microbiota in swine selected for lean growth – Duc Lu – Microbiome

Review: Recent insights into the tick microbiome gained through next-generation sequencing – Telleasha L Greay – Parasites & Vectors

Plant, root, and soil microbiome
Responses of soil bacterial community after seventh yearly applications of composted tannery sludge – Ana Roberta Lima Miranda – Geoderma

Assessment of Cu applications in two contrasting soils—effects on soil microbial activity and the fungal community structure – Katharina M. Keiblinger – Ecotoxicology

Microorganisms reveal what plants do not: wheat growth and rhizosphere microbial communities after Azospirillum brasilense inoculation and nitrogen fertilization under field conditions – Luciana P. Di Salvo – Plant and Soil

16S rRNA analysis of diversity of manure microbial community in dairy farm environment – Pramod Pandey – Plos One

Agricultural constraints on microbial resource use and niche breadth in drainage ditches – Ellard R Hunting – Peerj

Water and extremophile microbiome
Accessing chemical diversity from the uncultivated symbionts of small marine animals – Thomas E Smith – Nature Chemical Biology

Macroalgal-bacterial interactions: Role of dimethylsulfoniopropionate in microbial gardening by Ulva (Chlorophyta) – Ralf W. Kessler – Molecular Ecology

Bacterial Recycling of Archaeal Biomass as a New Strategy for Extreme Life in the Dead Sea Deep Sediment – Camille Thomas – EarthArXiv

Unravelling the identity, metabolic potential, and global biogeography of the atmospheric methane-oxidising Upland Soil Cluster α – Jennifer Pratscher – Environmental Microbiology

BookOptimization and Applicability of Bioprocesses – Hemant J. Purohit and other editors
Articles of interest include:
* Microbial CO2 Fixation Bioprocesses and Desert as Future Carbon Sink – Leena Agarwal
Biofilm Microenvironments: Modeling Approach – Saheli Ghosh
Visualization of Microorganisms in Bioprocesses – Tsuyoshi Yamaguchi

Built environment
The effect of temperature on airborne filamentous fungi in the indoor and outdoor space of a hospital – Fariba Abbasi – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Probiotics / prebiotics / antibiotics
Cross-feeding modulates antibiotic tolerance in bacterial communities – Elizabeth M Adamowicz – bioRxiv

Review: Immune-Mediated Mechanisms of Action of Probiotics and Synbiotics in Treating Pediatric Intestinal Diseases – Julio Plaza-Díaz – Nutrients

Review: How Sweet Are Our Gut Beneficial Bacteria? A Focus on Protein Glycosylation in Lactobacillus. – Dimitrios Latousakis – International Journal Of Molecular Sciences

Phages and viruses
Review: Interactions between Enteric Bacteria and Eukaryotic Viruses Impact the Outcome of Infection – Angela K Berger – Viruses

Bioinformatics
Techniques
News Feature: Can microbes keep time for forensic investigators? – Carolyn Beans – PNAS

Profiling soil microbial communities with next-generation sequencing: the influence of DNA kit selection and technician technical expertise – Taha Soliman – Peerj

Microbes in the news
Caltech breakthrough: Bacteria engineered with ‘sonar’ can track, fight disease – Eric Rosenbaum – CNBC

Microbes on the market
Can’t sleep? It could be your microbiome, says this Cambridge startup – Max Stendahl  – Boston Business Journal

Rebiotix and CoreBiome Collaborate on Evaluating Microbiomes of Patients Treated with Microbiota Restoration Therapy™ – Markets Insider

Seres Therapeutics Reports SER-287 Phase 1b Microbiome Analyses that Provide Mechanistic Support for Clinical Efficacy in Ulcerative Colitis – PipelineReview.com

January 3, 2018

Today we have a nice event /training in social science techniques organized by NERC in Manchester, Bristol and Edinburgh (UK), few microbiology jobs, an interesting review from Arun T. Nair in “Gut Microbiome”, quite a few papers about Synechococcus in “Water and extremophile microbiome”. Check as well “Microbes on market” where you can read about Google and Microsoft investing in medicine startup DNAnexus.

Events

Social science techniques for natural scientists training funded by NERC, UK

Jobs

Microbiologist – Kent, UK

Scientist/Sr.Scientist – Strain Development, CJM Talent Solutions, San Francisco, US

Associate/Assistant Professor : Miami, Florida, FL, US

General microbiome

Comparison of genomes and proteomes of four whole genome-sequenced Campylobacter jejuni from different phylogenetic backgrounds – Clifford G. Clark – PLOS

Phylogenetic inference of Coxiella burnetii by 16S rRNA gene sequencing – Heather P. McLaughlin -PLOS

The photosynthetic bacteria Rhodobacter capsulatus and Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 as new hosts for cyclic plant triterpene biosynthesis – Anita Loeschcke -PLOS

Pregnancy and early life

Effect of innate antiviral glycoproteins in breast milk on seroconversion to rotavirus vaccine (Rotarix) in children in Lusaka, Zambia – Katayi Mwila-Kazimbaya – PLOS

Oral microbiome

Frequency and levels of candidate endodontic pathogens in acute apical abscesses as compared to asymptomatic apical periodontitis – Isabela N. Rôças – PLOS

Human vaginal microbiome

Combined oral and topical antimicrobial therapy for male partners of women with bacterial vaginosis: Acceptability, tolerability and impact on the genital microbiota of couples – A pilot study – Erica L. Plummer – PLOS

Candida albicans-derived mannoproteins activate NF-κB in reporter cells expressing TLR4, MD2 and CD14 – Traci Ness – PLOS

Replication-dependent size reduction precedes differentiation in Chlamydia trachomatis – Jennifer K. Lee – Nature Communications

Human gut microbiome

T6SS: The bacterial “fight club” in the host gut – Thibault G. Sana – PLOS Pathogens

Review: Gut Microbiota Dysfunction as Reliable Non-invasive Early Diagnostic Biomarkers in the Pathophysiology of Parkinson’s Disease: A Critical Review – Arun T Nair – Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility

Animal experiments

Effect of dietary xylooligosaccharides on intestinal characteristics, gut microbiota, cecal short-chain fatty acids, and plasma immune parameters of laying hens – X M Ding – Poultry Science

Influence of a diet enriched with virgin olive oil or butter on mouse gut microbiota and its correlation to physiological and biochemical parameters related to metabolic syndrome – Isabel Prieto – PLOS

Modulation of the diet and gastrointestinal microbiota normalizes systemic inflammation and β-cell chemokine expression associated with autoimmune diabetes susceptibility – Angela M. Henschel – PLOS

Dietary Lactobacillus acidophilus positively influences growth performance, gut morphology, and gut microbiology in rurally reared chickens  – C Forte – Poultry Science

Animal microbiome

Oral Disease and Microbiota in Free-Roaming Cats – Ana Whyte – Topics in Companion Animal Medicine

Review: Effect of Enterococcus Faecium Strain SF68 on Gastrointestinal Signs and Fecal Microbiome in Cats Administered Amoxicillin-Clavulanate – C. Torres-Henderson – Topics in Companion Animal Medicine

Water and extremophile microbiome

Clade and strain specific contributions of Synechococcus and Prochlorococcus to carbon export in the Sargasso Sea – Francesca De Martini – Limnology and Oceanography

Microbial proteins for organic material degradation in the deep ocean – David L. Kirchman – PNAS

Photosynthetic functions of Synechococcus in the ocean microbiomes of diverse salinity and seasons – Yihwan Kim – PLOS

Potential impact of global climate change on benthic deep-sea microbes – Roberto Danovaro – FEMS Microbiology Letters

Variability in the production of organic ligands, by Synechococcus PCC 7002, under different iron scenarios – Guillermo Samperio-Ramos – Journal of Oceanography

Effect of light on N2 fixation and net nitrogen release of Trichodesmium in a field study – Yangyang Lu – Biogeosciences

Microbial diversity of saline environments: searching for cytotoxic activities – Carolina Díaz-Cárdenas – AMB Express

Aerobic proteobacterial methylotrophs in Movile Cave: genomic and metagenomic analyses – Deepak Kumaresan – BMC Microbiome

Probiotics / prebiotics

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

Modifying progression of aging and reducing the risk of neurodegenerative diseases by probiotics and synbiotics – Huey Shi Lye – Frontiers In Bioscience

Phages and viruses

Isolation and characterization of a N4-like lytic bacteriophage infecting Vibrio splendidus, a pathogen of fish and bivalves – Pantelis Katharios – PLOS

High human papillomavirus (HPV) prevalence in South African adolescents and young women encourages expanded HPV vaccination campaigns – Zizipho Z. A. Mbulawa – PLOS

Zika virus infection modulates the bacterial diversity associated with Aedes aegypti as revealed by metagenomic analysis – Luis E. M. Villegas – PLOS

Localized Recombination Drives Diversification of Killing Spectra for Phage Derived Syringacins – David Baltrus – bioRxiv

Bioinformatics

Assessment of the cPAS-based BGISEQ-500 platform for metagenomic sequencing – Chao Fang – Giga Science

 

Techniques

Imaging bacteria inside their host by cryo-focused ion beam milling and electron cryotomography – João M Medeiros – Current Opinion in Microbiology

Microbes in the news

Tech company’s lights being used to kill germs in ambulances

Astronauts Identify Mystery Microbes in Space for the 1st Time

Microbes on the market

Seres Therapeutics Inc (MCRB) Holdings Increased by State Street Corp

Microsoft, Google invest in precision medicine startup DNAnexus

Tina’s non-microbiology picks

Synthetic Biology in the Driving Seat of the Bioeconomy – Yensi Flores Bueso – Trends in Biotechnology

Expect exoplanet atmospheres, organs with new functions and fewer traffic jams in 2018