November 19, 2018

Today’s digest features shallow shotgun sequencing as a useful alternative to 16S sequencing, soil metaproteomics, virus genomes from deep sea sediments, and more. And there’s an important news: the MicroMundo has been launched in Portugal! Happy reading!

Events and jobs

Open Rank Faculty Position in Microbiome or Microbial Systems Research, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX

Physalia courses: 16S/ITS Metabarcoding of microbial communities (Berlin, 1-5 April 2019) Instructors: Anna Sandionigi, Antti Karkman, Bruno Fosso

Physalia courses: Metagenomics (Berlin, 27-31 May 2019) Instructors: Dr. Curtis Huttenhower, Melanie Schirmer, Cesar Arze

Gut microbiome

Metagenomics-Based, Strain-Level Analysis of Escherichia coli From a Time-Series of Microbiome Samples From a Crohn’s Disease Patient – Xin Fang – Front. Microbio.

Preprint: Microbial Dysbiosis and polyamine metabolism as predictive markers for early detection during progression of pancreatic adenocarcinoma in spontaneous mouse model – Roberto Mendez – bioRxiv

Oral microbiome

Preprint: Tobacco exposure associated with oral microbiota oxygen utilization in the New York City Health and Nutrition Examination Study – Francesco Beghini – bioRxiv

Preprint: Sociodemographic patterning in the oral microbiome of a diverse sample of New Yorkers – Audrey Renson – bioRxiv

Soil microbiome

*Review: Using proteins to study how microbes contribute to soil ecosystem services: The current state and future perspectives of soil metaproteomics – Robert Starke – Journal of Proteomics

Phages and viruses

Degenerate PCR Primers to Reveal the Diversity of Giant Viruses in Coastal Waters  – Yanze Li – Viruses

*Preprint: Virus genomes from deep sea sediments expand the ocean megavirome and support independent origins of viral gigantism – Disa Backstrom – bioRxiv

Bioinformatics

*Evaluating the Information Content of Shallow Shotgun Metagenomics – Benjamin Hillmann – MySystems

A novel method to accurately calculate statistical significance of local similarity analysis for high-throughput time series – Fang Zhang – Stat Appl Genet Mol Biol.

KrakenUniq: confident and fast metagenomics classification using unique k-mer counts – Breitwieser Florian – Genome Biol.

MetaMap: an atlas of metatranscriptomic reads in human disease-related RNA-seq data –Simon Lucas – Gigascience

Svetlana’s microbiology pick

* Last week was World Antibiotic Awareness Week and the MicroMundo project has been launched in Portugal:
Initially created in the USA (2012) as Small World Initiative, the MicroMundo is an innovative Citizen Science project where professors and researchers from the University of Porto encourage students to pursue career in science while addressing a worldwide health threat – antibiotic resistance.

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October 23, 2018

Here comes today’s Microbiome Digest featuring the recent articles on microbial methane oxidizers, sulfidic waters, PM exposure effect on airway microbiome, dysbiotic state of spring fever, diets targeting microbiome and be a cure, peri-implantitis, effect of age and inflammation on mice microbiome, diet effect on monkeys microbiome, fecal microbial transplant in UC patients, cervical microbiome, functional repertoire of ETEC and Bifidobacterium, bile duct inflammation causing microbes, role of probiotics. HAPPY READING.

EVENTS, JOBS, SCHOLARSHIPS:

Commonwealth PhD Scholarships – Study at UK University

ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOME:

Regulation of coastal methane sinks by a structured gradient of microbial methane oxidizers – He Z – Environ Pollut

Comamonadaceae OTU as a Remnant of an Ancient Microbial Community in Sulfidic Waters – Deja-Sikora E – Microb Ecol

HUMAN RESPIRATORY MICROBIOME:

Airway microbiome is associated with respiratory functions and responses to ambient particulate matter exposure – Wang L – Ecotoxicol Environ Saf

ORAL MICROBIOME:

Oral microbiota dysbiosis and its association with Henoch-Schönlein Purpura in children – Chen B – Int Immunopharmacol

The Severity of Human Peri-Implantitis Lesions Correlates with the Level of Submucosal Microbial Dysbiosis – Kröger A – J Clin Periodontol

Increased transferrin saturation is associated with subgingival microbiota dysbiosis and severe periodontitis in genetic haemochromatosis – Boyer E – Sci Rep

Effects of antimicrobial peptide GH12 on the cariogenic properties and composition of a cariogenic multispecies biofilm – Jiang W – Appl Environ Microbiol
GUT MICROBIOME:

Review: Natural polysaccharides exhibit anti-tumor activity by targeting gut microbiota – Liu L – Int J Biol Macromol

Polysaccharides from Laminaria japonica alleviated metabolic syndrome in BALB/c mice by normalizing the gut microbiota – Duan M – Int J Biol Macromol.

Gut microbiota translocation promotes autoimmune cholangitis – Ma HD – J Autoimmun

Competitive lottery-based assembly of selected clades in the human gut microbiome – Verster AJ- Microbiome

Mini-Review : Leaky Gut, Leaky Brain? – Obrenovich MEM – Microorganisms

REPRODUCTIVE MICROBIOME:

Association of cervical microbial community with persistence, clearance and negativity of Human Papillomavirus in Korean women: a longitudinal study – Arokiyaraj S –
Sci Rep

ANIMAL MODEL MICROBIOME:

Long-term intake of Lactobacillus paracasei KW3110 prevents age-related chronic inflammation and retinal cell loss in physiologically aged mice – Morita Y – Aging

Targeted Diet Modification Reduces Multiple Sclerosis-like Disease in Adult Marmoset Monkeys from an Outbred Colony – Kap YS – J Immuno

FUNCTIONAL REPERTOIRE INSIGHTS:

Cell surface polysaccharides of Bifidobacterium bifidum induce the generation of Foxp3+ regulatory T cells – Verma R – Sci Immunol.

De-O-Acetylation of mucin-derived sialic acids by recombinant NanS-p esterases of Escherichia coli O157:H7 strain EDL933 – Feuerbaum S – Int J Med Microbiol.

PLANT MICROBIOME:

The chemodiversity of paddy soil dissolved organic matter correlates with microbial community at continental scales – Li HY- Microbiome

METHODS:

Protocol for faecal microbiota transplantation in ulcerative colitis (FMTUC): a randomised feasibility study – Jitsumura M – BMJ Open

PROBIOTICS:

Probiotics in Autoimmune and Inflammatory Disorders – Liu Y – Nutrients

NON-MICROBIOME PICK:

Preprint: Segregational drift and the interplay between plasmid copy number and evolvability – Judith Ilhan- Biorxiv

September 25, 2018

Events and jobs

4th Annual European Microbiome Congress – London UK – November 14-15 2018

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General microbiome

Review: “Under the Skin” and into the Gut: Social Epidemiology of the Microbiome – Jennifer Beam Dowd – Current Epidemiology Reports

Review: Concurrent cross‐reactivity of microbiota‐derived epitopes to both self and pathogens may underlie the “Hygiene hypothesis” – David Usharauli – Scandinavian Journal of Immunology

Pregnancy and early life

Influence of non-polio enteroviruses and the bacterial gut microbiota on oral poliovirus vaccine response: a study from south India – Ira Praharaj – The Journal of Infectious Diseases

A reverse metabolic approach to weaning: in silico identification of immune-beneficial infant gut bacteria, mining their metabolism for prebiotic feeds and sourcing these feeds in the natural product space – Samanta Michelini – Microbiome

Human respiratory microbiome

Review: Paradigms of Lung Microbiota Functions in Health and Disease, Particularly, in Asthma – Elliot Mathieu – Frontiers in Physiology

Different Upper Airway Microbiome and Their Functional Genes Associated with Asthma in Young Adults and Elderly Individuals – Jin‐Jae Lee – Allergy

Human oral microbiome

In-vivo shift of the microbiota in oral biofilm in response to frequent sucrose consumption – Annette Carola Anderson – Scientific Reports

Human gut microbiome

Alterations in the Abundance and Co-occurrence of Akkermansia muciniphila and Faecalibacterium prausnitzii in the Colonic Mucosa of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Subjects – Mireia Lopez-Siles – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

Influence of gender and menopausal status on gut microbiota – Jose A.Santos-Marcos – Maturitas

Review: High-protein diets for weight management: Interactions with the intestinal microbiota and consequences for gut health. A position paper by the my new gut study group – François Blachier – Clinical Nutrition

Review: Review of the effects of sliver nanoparticle exposure on gut bacteria – Jiangyan Li – Journal of Applied Toxicology

Review: Interactions between Bitter Taste, Diet and Dysbiosis: Consequences for Appetite and Obesity – Alexandria Turner – Nutrients

Review: Progress in characterizing the linkage between Fusobacterium nucleatum and gastrointestinal cancer – Yang Liu – Journal of Gastroenterology

The Amount of Bifidobacterium Genus in Colorectal Carcinoma Tissue in Relation to Tumor Characteristics and Clinical Outcome – Keisuke Kosumi – The American Journal of Pathology

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Animal experiments

Commensal microbiota induces colonic barrier structure and functions that contribute to homeostasis – Christina L. Hayes – Scientific Reports

Palmatine ameliorated murine colitis by suppressing tryptophan metabolism and regulating gut microbiota – Xiao-Jun Zhang – Pharmacological Research

Behavioral response to fiber feedingis cohort-dependent and associated with gut microbiota composition in mice – Lucy J.Mailing – Behavioural Brain Research

Human Breast-Milk Feeding Enhances the Humoral and Cell-Mediated Immune Response in Neonatal Piglets – John J Miklavcic – The Journal of Nutrition

Goji Berry Modulates Gut Microbiota and Alleviates Colitis in IL‐10‐Deficient Mice – Yifei Kang – Molecular Nutrition and Food Research

Konjaku flour reduces obesity in mice by modulating the composition of the gut microbiota – Yongbo Kang – International Journal of Obesity

Polysaccharide from fermented Momordica charantia L. with Lactobacillus plantarum NCU116 ameliorates type 2 diabetes in rats – He Gao – Carbohydrate Polymers

Allergen Immunization Induces Major Changes in Microbiota Composition and Short-Chain Fatty Acid Production in Different Gut Segments in a Mouse Model of Lupine Food Allergy – Andreassen M – Allergy and Immunology

In vitro experiments

Dietary fatty acids sustain growth of human gut microbiota – Richard Agans – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Animal microbiome

Microbial communities in different regions of the gastrointestinal tract in East Asian finless porpoises (Neophocaena asiaeorientalis sunameri) – Xiao-Ling Wan – Scientific Reports

Differences in the Gut Microbiota Establishment and Metabolome Characteristics Between Low- and Normal-Birth-Weight Piglets During Early-Life – Na Li – Frontiers in Microbiology

Direct-fed microbial supplementation influences the bacteria community composition of the gastrointestinal tract of pre- and post-weaned calves – Bridget E. Fomenky – Scientific Reports

Evaluation of microbial communities associated with the liquid and solid phases of the rumen of cattle offered a diet of perennial ryegrass or white clover – Jenna M. Bowen – Frontiers in Microbiology

Possibilities of early life programming in broiler chickens via intestinal microbiota modulation – Luis A Rubio – Poultry Science

A Comparative Analysis of Microbial DNA Preparation Methods for Use With Massive and Branching Coral Growth Forms – Alejandra Hernandez-Agreda – Frontiers in Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Interactions of mycorrhiza and protists in the rhizosphere systemically alter microbial community composition, plant shoot-to-root ratio and within-root system nitrogen allocation – Gunnar J. Henkes – Frontiers in Environmental Science

Combined effects of biochar addition and nitrogen fertilizer reduction on the rhizosphere metabolomics of maize (Zea mays L.) seedlings – Nan Cheng – Plant and Soil

Does sulfur fertilizer influence Cu migration and transformation in colloids of soil pore water from the rice (Oryza sativa L.) rhizosphere? – Lijuan Sun – Environmental Pollution

The Alleopathic Compound Luteolin from Peanut Litter Affects Peanut Nodule Formation and the Rhizosphere Microbial Community – Hong-Wei Wang – Agronomy Journal

Seasonal comparison of bacterial communities in rhizosphere of alpine cushion plants in the Himalayan Hengduan Mountains – Shuai Chang – Plant Diversity

The effect of a medic-wheat rotational system and contrasting degrees of soil disturbance on nematode functional groups and soil microbial communities – Johan Habig – Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment

Soil-microbial communities indexing from mangroves rhizophere and barren sandy habitats – Kandasamy Saravanakumar – Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology

Soil productivity and structure of bacterial and fungal communities in unfertilized arable soil – Boxi Wang – PLOS One

Microbiome profiling in extremely acidic soils affected by hydrothermal fluids: the case of Solfatara Crater (Campi Flegrei, southern Italy) – Crognale Simona – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Responses of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi to long-term inorganic and organic nutrient addition in a lowland tropical forest – Merlin Sheldrake – The ISME Journal

Genetic correlation network prediction of forest soil microbial functional organization
Bin Ma – The ISME Journal

Analysis of microbial communities in heavy metals-contaminated soils using the metagenomic approach – M. H. Hemmat-Jou – Ecotoxicology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Investigating the Composition and Metabolic Potential of Microbial Communities in Chocolate Pots Hot Springs – Nathaniel W. Fortney – Frontiers in Microbiology

Methanogens and iron-reducing bacteria: the overlooked members of mercury methylating microbial communities in boreal lakes – Andrea G. Bravo – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Metagenomics reveals microbial diversity and metabolic potentials of seawater and surface sediment from a hadal biosphere at the Yap Trench – Xinxu Zhang – Frontiers in Microbiology

Dynamics and determinants of amoeba community, occurrence and abundance in subtropical reservoirs and rivers – Kexin Ren – Water Research

Microbial Ecology

Review: A coexistence theory in microbial communities – Marina Dohi – Royal Society Open Science

Inhibition of anaerobic digestion by phenol and ammonia: Effect on degradation performances and microbial dynamics – Simon Poirier – Data in Brief

Resistome

Selection for increased quorum-sensing cooperation in Pseudomonas aeruginosa through the shut-down of a drug resistance pump – Ron D. Oshri – The ISME Journal

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Fecal Transplants

A Systematic Review of the Efficacy and Safety of Fecal Microbiota Transplant for Clostridium difficile Infection in Immunocompromised Patients – Oluwaseun Shogbesan – Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Faecal microbiota transplantation as a treatment for inflammatory bowel disease: a national survey of adult and paediatric gastroenterologists in the UK – James Roger Mcilroy – Frontline Gastroenterology

Introduction to the joint British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) and Healthcare Infection Society (HIS) faecal microbiota transplant guidelines – Benjamin H. Mullish – The Journal of Hospital Infection

Phages and viruses

Detection of Viruses in Clinical Samples Using Metagenomic Sequencing and Targeted Sequence Capture – Kristine M. Wylie – Journal of Clinical Microbiology

Waste and Pollution

Pathogens, faecal indicators and human‐specific microbial source‐tracking markers in sewage – Cristina García‐Aljaro – Journal of Applied Microbiology

September 10, 2018

In the today’s digest: an article on detection limits and bias with DNA extraction kits and primer choice, a novel R package to analyze timeseries in the 16S microbiome data in perturbation studies, a study on how fecal microbiota transplantation induces changes in gut microbial and metabolomic profiles of pediatric ulcerative colitis patients, plus an invitation for the first worldwide online open access course via Twitter about science and microbiology starting October 2.

Event

Third Annual Microbiome Symposium at Stanford, September 24 at the Stanford Faculty Club, Palo Alto, CA.

Human gut microbiome

*Gut microbial and metabolomic profiles after fecal microbiota transplantation in pediatric ulcerative colitis patients – David J Nusbaum – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Review: Sample preparation and recent trends in volatolomics for diagnosing gastrointestinal diseases – Tomasz Majchrzak – TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry

Special Report: The role of gut microbiota in lupus: what we know in 2018? – Lorena Ruiz – Expert Review of Clinical Immunology

Human gut virome

The Intestinal Virome and Immunity – Jessica A. Neil and Ken Cadwell – J Immunology

Human lung microbiome

The Human Respiratory Microbiome: The End of the Beginning? – Alicia B. Mitchell and Allan R. Glanville – Essentials in Lung Transplantation

Human oral microbiome

Review: The oral microbiome – friend or foe? – Kilian Mogens – Eur J Oral Science

Animal microbiome

Ultrahigh-throughput functional profiling of microbiota communities – Stanislav S. Terekhova – PNAS

Water microbiome

*Investigation of Detection Limits and the Influence of DNA Extraction and Primer Choice on the Observed Microbial Communities in Drinking Water Samples Using 16S rRNA Gene Amplicon Sequencing – Jakob Brandt and Mads Albertsen – Frontiers in Microbiology

Application of untargeted metabolomics for the detection of pathogenic Naegleria fowleri in an operational drinking water distribution system – Zhihao Yu – Water Research

Soil microbiome

Investigation on microbial community in remediation of lead-contaminated soil by Trifolium repensL. – Chenjing Liu – Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Bioinformatics

*The Block Bootstrap Method for Longitudinal Microbiome Data – Pratheepa Jeganathan – arXiv

*Course

#EUROmicroMOOC: Trends in Microbiology [The first worldwide online open access microbiology course via Twitter]

August 15, 2018

A nice crop of plant/root/soil microbiome studies, some interesting analyses of early life/pregnancy and vaginal microbiota, a belly-load of gut microbiome science, a herd of animal studies, and a few really bad puns… Enjoy!

Events and jobs

A summary of the third annual HIV microbiome workshop – Dr. Brett Williams – AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses

Pregnancy and early life

Early childhood antibiotics use and autism spectrum disorders: a population-based cohort study – Amani F Hamad – International Journal of Epidemiology

The effects of gut microbiota on metabolic outcomes in pregnant women and their offspring – You Lv – Food & Function

Human vaginal microbiome

Cervicovaginal microbiota, women’s health, and reproductive outcomes – Samuel J. Kroon – Fertility and Sterility

Relevance of assessing the uterine microbiota in infertility – Inmaculada Moreno – Fertility and Sterility

Cervicovaginal microbiota, women’s health, and reproductive outcomes – Samuel J. Kroon – Fertility and Sterility

Human nearly-sterile sites

Ursodeoxycholic acid improves liver function via phenylalanine/tyrosine pathway and microbiome remodelling in patients with liver dysfunction – Da Jung Kim – Scientific Reports

Human gut microbiome

Assessing antibiotic resistance gene load in vegan, vegetarian and omnivore human gut microbiota – Losasso Carmen – International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents

Immunomodulatory tetracyclines ameliorate DNBS-colitis: Impact on microRNA expression and microbiota composition – J. Garrido-Mesa – Biochemical Pharmacology

Effects of anthocyanins from the fruit of Lycium ruthenicum Murray on intestinal microbiota – Yamei Yan – Journal of Functional Foods

Disparate Effects of Antibiotics on Hypertension – Sarah Galla – Physiological Genomics

Variability of core microbiota in newly diagnosed treatment-naïve paediatric inflammatory bowel disease patients – T. G. J. de Meij – PLOS One

Dietary soybean protein ameliorates high-fat diet-induced obesity by modifying the gut microbiota-dependent biotransformation of bile acids – Keita Watanabe – PLOS One

Gut microbiota alterations in moderate to severe acne vulgaris patients – Hui‐Min Yan – The Journal of Dermatology

Implication of gut microbiota metabolites in cardiovascular and metabolic diseases – Francois Brial – Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences

Making Sense of… the Microbiome in Psychiatry – Thomaz F S Bastiaanssen – International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology

The Microbiome in Cirrhosis and its Complications – Chathur Acharya – Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG induced protective effect on allergic airway inflammation is associated with gut microbiota – Juan Zhang – Cellular Immunology

The gut microbiome as a driver of individual variation in cognition and functional behaviour – Gabrielle L. Davidson – Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B

Animal experiments

The impact of Clostridium butyricum MIYAIRI 588 on the murine gut microbiome and colonic tissue – Mao Hagihara – Anaerobe

Monitoring and evaluation of the interaction between deoxynivalenol and gut microbiota in Wistar rats by mass spectrometry-based metabolomics and next-generation sequencing – Eugènia Miró-Abella – Food and Chemical Toxicology

Lentil (Lens culinaris Medikus) Diet Affects the Gut Microbiome and Obesity Markers in Rat – Niroshan Siva – Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Gut bacterial composition in a mouse model of Parkinson’s disease – P. Perez-Pardo – Beneficial Microbes

Gut Microbiome in BALB/c and C57BL/6J Mice Undergoing Experimental Thyroid Autoimmunity Associate with Differences in Immunological Responses and Thyroid Function – Sajad Moshkelgosha – Hormone and Metabolic Research

Ultraviolet Irradiation of Skin Alters the Faecal Microbiome Independently of Vitamin D in Mice – Simon Ghaly – Nutrients

Impact of lincosamides antibiotics on the composition of the rat gut microbiota and the metabolite profile of plasma and feces – C. Behr – Toxicology Letters

Animal microbiome

Understanding bacterial communities for informed biosecurity and improved larval survival in Pacific oysters – Olivier Laroche – Aquaculture

A meta-analysis reveals the environmental and host factors shaping the structure and function of the shrimp microbiota – Fernanda Cornejo-Granados​ – PeerJ

Do the microorganisms from laboratory culture spent growth medium affect house dust mite fitness and microbiome composition? – Vit Molva – Insect Science

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Microbial diversity associated to the intestinal tract of soil invertebrates – Dayana da Silva Correia – Applied Soil Ecology

Yellow Canopy Syndrome in sugarcane is associated with shifts in the rhizosphere soil metagenome but not with overall soil microbial function – Kelly Hamonts – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Anthropogenic influence shapes the distribution of antibiotic resistant bacteria (ARB) in the sediment of Sundarban estuary in India – Anish Bhattacharyya – Science of the Total Environment

Disentangling effects of temperature on microbial community and copper extraction in column bioleaching of low grade copper sulfide – Yuguang Wang – Bioresource Technology

Long-term Plastic Greenhouse Cultivation Changes Soil Microbial Community Structures: A Case Study – Yang Song – Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Flooding and prolonged drought have differential legacy impacts on soil nitrogen cycling, microbial communities and plant productivity – Linh T. T. Nguyen – Plant and Soil

[PhD Dissertation] Microbial Communities and Their Impact on Bioenergy Crops in Dynamic Environments – Brandon Monier, South Dakota State University – Open Prairie

[PDF] Characterization of osmotolerant rhizobacteria for plant growth promoting
activities in vitro and during plant-microbe association under osmotic stress – Bandeppa – Indian Journal of Experimental Biology

Isolation and Analysis of Microbial Communities in Soil, Rhizosphere, and Roots in Perennial Grass Experiments – Morgan R. McPherson – J. Vis. Exp

Water and extremophile microbiome 

[PDF download] Monitoring biofilm communities in operational drinking water distribution systems and the impact on water quality – I. Douterelo – 1st International WDSA

Molecular detection of microbial communities associated with Microcystis vs Synechococcus dominated waters in Tianjin, China – Da Huo – Journal of Oceanology and Limnology

Metagenomic assessment of the microbial community and methanogenic pathways in biosolids from a municipal wastewater treatment plant in Medellín, Colombia – Katherine Bedoya – Science of the Total Environment

Profiling microbial communities in a watershed undergoing intensive anthropogenic activities – Hehuan Liao – Science of the Total Environment

The gut microbiome and aquatic toxicology: An emerging concept for environmental health – Ondrej Adamovsky – PeerJ

Microbial community composition of a hydrocarbon reservoir 40 years after a CO2 enhanced oil recovery flood – Jenna L K Shelton – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Temporal dynamics of activated sludge bacterial communities in two diversity variant full-scale sewage treatment plants – Xiao-Tao Jiang – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

The Nile River Microbiome Reveals a Remarkably Stable Community Between Wet and Dry Seasons, and Sampling Sites, in a Large Urban Metropolis (Cairo, Egypt) – Eraqi WA – OMICS

Probiotics / prebiotics

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

Effects of Probiotics on Inflammation and Uremic Toxins Among Patients on Dialysis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis – Charat Thongprayoon – Digestive Diseases and Sciences

Bioinformatics

Biomarker panels for characterizing microbial community biofilm formation as composite molecular process – Magnus Bosse – PLOS One

* Maximal viral information recovery from sequence data using VirMAP – Nadim J Ajami – Nature Communications

Techniques

Using Bioreactors to Study the Effects of Drugs on the Human Microbiota – Mabel Guzman-Rodriguez – Methods

Ed’s non-microbiology picks

Human activities might influence oncogenic processes in wild animal populations – Mathieu Giraudeau – Nature Ecology & Evolution

In apoptosis, cell death spreads through perpetuating waves – James Ferrell – Stanford Medicine

Study finds Tdap vaccination for pregnant women does not increase risk of autism

Boys should be given HPV vaccine, says joint committee

New Study: Omega-3s Can Help Keep Kids Out of Trouble

Mars (probably) has a lake of liquid water

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

23 July, 2018

Today’s digest includes exciting Microbiome events and brilliant papers on animal microbiomes. Lastly, research exploring the war on gluten.

Events

Microbiome X Regulation 1 Panel discussion on navigating the FDA

Introduction to the 4th International Symposium on Gluten-Free Cereal Products and Beverages.

General Microbiome

Antibiotic Scars Left on the Gut Microbiota from the Stringent Response. Yi H. Trends in Microbiology

Genomic inference of the metabolism and evolution of the archaeal phylum Aigarchaeota. Hua ZS. Nature Communications

Genomic Characterization of Sulphite Reducing Bacteria Isolated From the Dairy Production Chain.Doyle CJ. Frontiers in Microbiology.

How Microbial Aggregates Protect against Nanoparticle Toxicity.Tang J. Trends in Biotechnology.

Inhibition of microbial spoilage of grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idellus) fillets with a chitosan-based coating during refrigerated storage. Yu D. International Journal of Food Microbiology

Gut Microbiome

The gut microbiome and irritable bowel syndrome. Menees S. F1000Research

Antibiotic-induced microbiome depletion alters metabolic homeostasis by affecting gut signaling and colonic metabolism.Zarrinpar A. Nature Communications

Metaproteomics reveals associations between microbiome and intestinal extracellular vesicle proteins in pediatric inflammatory bowel disease. Zhang X. Nature Communications

Techniques

A rapid PCR-based method to discriminate Macrococcus caseolyticus and Macrococcus canis from closely-related Staphylococcus species based on the ctaC gene sequence. Mazhar S. Journal of Microbiological Methods

MetaVW: Large-Scale Machine Learning for Metagenomics Sequence Classification. Vervier K. Methods in Molecular Biology

Soil, Water, and Air Microbiome

Influence of new agromining cropping systems on soil bacterial diversity and the physico-chemical characteristics of an ultramafic soil. Saad RF. Science of the Total Environment

<i>Pseudomonas chlororaphis</i> produces multiple R-tailocin particles that broaden the killing spectrum and contribute to persistence in rhizosphere communities.Dorosky RJ. Applied and Environmental Microbiology

REVIEW: Microbial diversity and biogeography in Arctic soils.Malard LA. Environmental Microbiology Reports.

Impact of brine and antiscalants on reef-building corals in the Gulf of Aqaba – Potential effects from desalination plants.Petersen KL. Water Research

Mapping the Bacterial Community in Digboi Oil Refinery, India by High-Throughput Sequencing Approach. Dasgupta A.  Current Microbiology.

Chemical-, site-, and taxa-dependent benthic community health in coastal areas of the Bohai Sea and northern Yellow Sea: A sediment quality triad approach. Khim JS. Science of the Total Environment.

Animal Experiments and Microbiome

Microbial Biogeography Along the Gastrointestinal Tract of a Red Panda. Zeng Y. Frontiers in Microbiology

REVIEW:The gut microbiota of wild rodents: Challenges and opportunities. Viney M. Laboratory Animals

Genome-wide association studies of inflammatory bowel disease in German shepherd dogs. Peiravan A. PLoS One.

Effects of Rodent Diet Choice and Fiber Type on Data Interpretation of Gut Microbiome and Metabolic Disease Research.Pellizzon MA. Current Protocols in Toxicology

Non-Microbiology Hot Pick

The war on gluten. Servick K. Science.