August 18, 2018

The virome of California mosquitoes, effects of climate warming on grassland microbial communities, and a few “bacteria and art” entries including a 92-foot inflatable E. coli sculpture.

General microbiome

Communities of Niche-Optimized Strains: Small-Genome Organism Consortia in Bioproduction – Stephan Noack – Trends in Biotechnology

Growth tradeoffs produce complex microbial communities on a single limiting resource – Michael Manhart – Nature Communications

Human oral microbiome

Oral microbiome development during childhood: an ecological succession influenced by postnatal factors and associated with tooth decay – Majda Dzidic – The ISME Journal

Animal experiments

Loss of HDAC6 alters gut microbiota and worsens obesity – Arnon D Lieber – The FASEB Journal

Animal microbiome

Pre-print: CRISPR/Cas9-mediated gene deletion of the ompA gene in an Enterobacter gut symbiont impairs biofilm formation and reduces gut colonization of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes – Shivanand Hegde – bioRxiv

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Climate warming leads to divergent succession of grassland microbial communities – Xue Guo – Nature Climate Change

Water and extremophile microbiome

Bacterial Diversity in Replicated Hydrogen Sulfide-Rich Streams – Scott Hotaling – Microbial Ecology

Long-term in situ permafrost thaw effects on bacterial communities and potential aerobic respiration – Sylvain Monteux – The ISME Journal

Phages and viruses

Virome of > 12 thousand Culex mosquitoes from throughout California – Mohammadreza Sadeghi – Virology

Comprehensive comparative analysis of methods and software for identifying viral integrations – Xun Chen – Briefings in Bioinformatics

Phage-inducible chromosomal islands are ubiquitous within the bacterial universe – Alfred Fillol-Salom – The ISME Journal

Metabolomics

Metabotypes Related to Meat and Vegetable Intake Reflect Microbial, Lipid and Amino Acid Metabolism in Healthy People – Runmin Wei – Molecular Nutrition & Food Research

More microbes

Comparative Genomics of Nitrogen Cycling Pathways in Bacteria and Archaea – Michaeline B N Albright – Microbial Ecology

Bacteria art

Linen and Bacteria: The Hidden History of Microbiology – Clara Rodríguez Fernández – Labiotech.eu

Pomona Arts: Sara Parent Ramos: Jumble, Bunch, Grow – Inland Empire

Oxford Natural History exhibition explores benefits of bacteria – BBC News

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August 3, 2018

Happy Friday! Today’s digest includes the axolotl microbiome, carbon processing in thawing permafrost, and esterases discovered in hot spring microbial mats. In addition, there’s a Nature career column discussing why it’s not a ‘failure’ to leave academia. Enjoy!

Multi-site human microbiome

Optimizing body fluid recognition from microbial taxonomic profiles – Eirik Nataas Hanssen – Forensic Science International

Human oral microbiome

Dysbiosis of the buccal mucosa microbiome in primary Sjögren’s syndrome patients – Taco A van der Meulen – Rheumatology

Human respiratory microbiome

Comparison of the upper and lower airway microbiota in children with chronic lung diseases – Bushra Ahmed – PLoS One

Human vaginal microbiome

Review: Case for a role of the microbiome in gynecologic cancers: Clinician’s perspective – Ismail Mert – Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Research

Human gut microbiome

Enhanced preservation of the human intestinal microbiota by ridinilazole, a novel Clostridium difficile-targeting antibacterial, compared to vancomycin – Cheleste M. Thorpe – PLoS One

Animal experiments

Euphorbia kansui fry-baked with vinegar modulates gut microbiota and reduces intestinal toxicity in rats – DongjingJiang – Journal of Ethnopharmacology

Animal microbiome

Experimentally induced metamorphosis in highly regenerative axolotl (ambystoma mexicanum) under constant diet restructures microbiota – Turan Demircan – Scientific Reports

Response of host–bacterial colonization in shrimp to developmental stage, environment and disease – Jinbo Xiong – Molecular Ecology

Wild Bee Pollen Usage and Microbial Communities Co-vary Across Landscapes – Quinn S. McFrederick – Microbial Ecology

Microbiomes of gall-inducing copepod crustaceans from the corals Stylophora pistillata (Scleractinia) and Gorgonia ventalina (Alcyonacea) – Pavel V. Shelyakin – Scientific Reports

Effect of dietary fat to starch content on fecal microbiota composition and activity in dogs – Sofia Schauf – Journal of Animal Science

Primer: The importance of being persistent: The first true resident gut symbiont in Drosophila – Dali Ma – PLoS Biology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Genome-centric view of carbon processing in thawing permafrost – Ben J. Woodcroft – Nature

Review: Uptake of bacteria into living plant cells, the unifying and distinct feature of the nitrogen-fixing root nodule symbiosis – Martin Parniske – Current Opinion in Plant Biology

Pre-print: Unlocking a high bacterial diversity in the coralloid root microbiome from the cycad genus Dioon – Pablo de Jesus Suarez-Moo – bioRxiv

Water and extremophile microbiome

Discovery of a diverse set of esterases from hot spring microbial mat and sea sediment metagenomes – RaviRanjan – International Journal of Biological Macromolecules

Built environment

Microbial communities and functional genes of nitrogen cycling in an electrolysis augmented constructed wetland treating wastewater treatment plant effluent – Pengfei Zhang – Chemosphere

Science, publishing, and career

Why it is not a ‘failure’ to leave academia – Philipp Kruger – Nature

July 20, 2018

Happy Friday! Today’s digest includes the bacterial diversity of bat guano, cyanobacterial blooms in oil-contaminated sediments, and the shrimp gut microbiome. Also, an NPR interview with astrophysicist Adam Frank about how to be a savvy consumer of science news.

Pregnancy and early life

Maternal peripartum antibiotic exposure and the risk of postpartum depression – Jordan R. Murphy – Research in Nursing and Health

Review: Breast milk, formula, the microbiome and overweight – Elisabetta Mueller – Nature Reviews Endocrinology

Human vaginal microbiome

Evaluating the potential of residual Pap test fluid as a resource for the metaproteomic analysis of the cervical-vaginal microbiome – Somaieh Afiuni-Zadeh – Scientific Reports

Human gut microbiome

Review: The Gut Microbiota and Healthy Aging: A Mini-Review – Sangkyu Kim – Gerontology

Animal experiments

Western diet feeding influences gut microbiota profiles in apoE knockout mice – Baoning Liu – Lipids in Health and Disease

Animal microbiome

Bacterial diversity of bat guano from Cabalyorisa Cave, Mabini, Pangasinan, Philippines: A first report on the metagenome of Philippine bat guano – Marian P. De Leon – PLoS One

Disease outbreak accompanies the dispersive structure of shrimp gut bacterial community with a simple core microbiota – Zhiyuan Yao – AMB Express

In ovo microbial communities: a potential mechanism for the initial acquisition of gut microbiota among oviparous birds and lizards – Brian K. Trevelline – Biology Letters

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Plant diversity and density predict belowground diversity and function in an early successional alpine ecosystem – Dorota L. Porazinska – Ecology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Cyanobacterial blooms in oil-contaminated subtidal sediments revealed by integrated approaches – Cuixiao Xie – Environmental Microbiology Reports

ddPCR applied on archived Continuous Plankton Recorder samples reveals long-term occurrence of class 1 integrons and a sulphonamide resistance gene in marine plankton communities – Andrea Di Cesare – Environmental Microbiology Reports

Structure of Microbial Communities of the Sediments of Alkaline Transbaikalia Lakes with Different Salinity – S. V. Zaitseva – Microbiology

Diversity of Heterotrophic Halophilic Bacteria Isolated from Coastal Solar Salterns, Bulgaria and Their Ability to Synthesize Bioactive Molecules with Biotechnological Impact – I. Boyadzhieva – Microbiology

Diversity of Prokaryotes in Planktonic Communities of Saline Sol-Iletsk lakes (Orenburg Oblast, Russia) – E. A. Selivanova – Microbiology

Pre-Print: Genetic evidence for two carbon fixation pathways in symbiotic and free-living bacteria: The Calvin-Benson-Bassham cycle and the reverse tricarboxylic acid cycle – Maxim Rubin Blum – BioRxiv

Science, publishing, and career

Track the fate of postdocs to help the next generation of scientists – Nature

How To Be A Savvy Consumer Of Science News – NPR’s All Things Considered

Non-microbiology picks

Jupiter has 10 more moons we didn’t know about — and they’re weird – Nature

July 13, 2018

Comparing affects of host physiology and diet on primate gut microbiomes, oral bacterial and fungal dysbiosis in people with HIV, contribution of non-fermentable dietary fiber to prevention of autoimmune neurological disease via the gut microbiota.

General microbiome

Tools for engineering coordinated system behaviour in synthetic microbial consortia – Nicolas Kylilis – Nature Communications

Human oral microbiome

Dysbiosis in the oral bacterial and fungal microbiome of HIV-infected subjects is associated with clinical and immunologic variables of HIV infection – Pranab K Mukherjee – PLOS ONE

Human gut microbiome

Dietary non-fermentable fiber prevents autoimmune neurological disease by changing gut metabolic and immune status – Kerstin Berer – Scientific Reports

Physiology and central carbon metabolism of the gut bacterium Prevotella copri – Thomas Franke – Molecular Microbiology

Chemotaxis of Escherichia coli to major hormones and polyamines present in human gut – Joana G Lopes – The ISME Journal

Stool Microbiota Composition Differs in Patients with Stomach, Colon, and Rectal Neoplasms – Omar Youssef – Digestive Diseases and Sciences

Animal experiments

Of Mice and Men . . . and Microbes: Conclusions and Cautions from a Murine Study of the Lung Microbiome and Microbiome-Immune Interactions – John E McGinniss – American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

Modulation of gut microbiota by mulberry fruit polysaccharide treatment of obese diabetic db/db mice – Chun Chen – Food & Function

Evidence for the Role of the Cecal Microbiome in Maintenance of Immune Regulation and Homeostasis – Preeti Chhabra – Annals of Surgery

Human Milk Fortification with Bovine Colostrum Is Superior to Formula‐Based Fortifiers to Prevent Gut Dysfunction, Necrotizing Enterocolitis, and Systemic Infection in Preterm Pigs – Jing Sun – Journal of Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition

Fecal Microbiota Transplantation Is Effective in Relieving Visceral Hypersensitivity in a Postinfectious Model – Tao Bai – BioMed Research International

Animal microbiome

First report of foregut microbial community in proboscis monkeys: Are diverse forests a reservoir for diverse microbiomes? – Takashi Hayakawa – Environmental Microbiology Reports

Evolutionary trends in host physiology outweigh dietary niche in structuring primate gut microbiomes – Katherine R Amato – The ISME Journal

The composition of the perinatal intestinal microbiota in cattle – Mohammad Jaber Alipour – Scientific Reports

Metagenomic evaluation of the effects of storage conditions on the bacterial microbiota of oysters Crassostrea gasar (Adanson, 1757) – Antonio Ostrensky – Journal of Applied Microbiology

16S rRNA sequencing reveals likely beneficial core microbes within faecal samples of the EU protected slug Geomalacus maculosus – Inga Reich – Scientific Reports

A Robust Noninvasive Approach to Study Gut Microbiota Structure of Amphibian Tadpoles by Feces – Xiaowei Song – Herpetology Research

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Isolation and characterization of two phosphate-solubilizing fungi from rhizosphere soil of moso bamboo and their functional capacities when exposed to different phosphorus sources and pH environments – Yang Zhang – PLOS ONE

Water and extremophile microbiome

Hydrothermal chimneys host habitat-specific microbial communities: analogues for studying the possible impact of mining seafloor massive sulfide deposits – Yuchen Han – Scientific Reports

Food microbiology

Changes in Quality and Microbial Succession of Lightly Salted and Sugar-Salted Blunt Snout Bream (Megalobrama amblycephala) Fillets Stored at 4°C – Yan Li – Journal of Food Protection

Review: Novel approaches for Chemical and Microbiological shelf life extension of cereal crops – Marcus Schmidt – Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition

Probiotics/prebiotics

The short-term impact of probiotic consumption on the oral cavity microbiome – Erik Dassi – Scientific Reports

Bioinformatics

The evolutionary signal in metagenome phyletic profiles predicts many gene functions – Vedrana Vidulin – Microbiome

More microbes

Pre-print: Listeria monocytogenes cell-to-cell spread in epithelia is heterogeneous and dominated by rare pioneer bacteria – Fabian E Ortega – bioRxiv

Microbes in the news

Gut microbiota: a new way to take your vitamins – João Carlos Gomes-Neto – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology

July 04, 2018

Today’s Digest is about association of the microbiome at various mucosal sites with different diseases in humans, germ-free chicken and microbial community in anoxic inter-tidal zone of Earth to study Lacustrine system of Mars. You can also read about BacStalk- software to analyze bacterial images, Chinese baby project and how air pollution is contributing to incidence of diabetes.

General microbiome

Review: Gut associated bacteria are critical to metabolism, inflammation and health – Philip Newsholme – Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care

Review: The Microbiome and Acute Kidney Injury – H Rabb – Nephron

Multi-site human microbiome

Review: Cariogenic microbiome and microbiota of the early primary dentition: a contemporary overview – Kausar Sadia Fakhruddin – Oral Diseases

Dysbiosis of oral microbiota and its association with salivary immunological biomarkers in autoimmune liver disease – Kazumichi Abe – PlosOne

Human respiratory microbiome

Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea is Associated with Alterations in the Nasal Microbiome and Increase in Inflammation – Benjamin G Wu – American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

Microbiota Composition and the Integration of Exogenous and Endogenous Signals in Reactive Nasal Inflammation – Francesco Antonio Salzano – Journal of Immunology Research

Human skin microbiome

Inflammatory cytokines and biofilm production sustain Staphylococcus aureus outgrowth and persistence: a pivotal interplay in the pathogenesis of Atopic Dermatitis – E.G.Di Domenico – Scientific reports

Human vaginal microbiome

Complex ecological interactions of Staphylococcus aureus in tampons during menstruation – Isaline Jacquemond – Scientific Reports

Human gut microbiome

Altered Intestinal Microbiota with Increased Abundance of Prevotella Is Associated with High Risk of Diarrhea-Predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome – Tingting Su – Gastroenterology Research and Practice

The presence of genetic risk variants within PTPN2 and PTPN22 is associated with intestinal microbiota alterations in Swiss IBD cohort patients – Bahtiyar Yilmaz – PlosOne

Animal experiments 

Gut Microbial succession during conventionalization of germfree chicken – Thomas Milton – bioRxiv

Early-life antibiotics attenuate regulatory T cell generation and increase the severity of murine house dust mite-induced asthma – Alexander J. Adami – Pediatric Research

Changes in intestinal gene expression and microbiota composition during late pregnancy are mouse strain dependent – Marlies Elderman – Scientific Reports

Critical Roles for Microbiota-Mediated Regulation of the Immune System in a Prenatal Immune Activation Model of Autism – Catherine R. Lammert – The Journal of Immunology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Cascading effects of elevated ozone on wheat rhizosphere microbial communities depend on temperature and cultivar sensitivity – F. Changey – Environmental Pollution

Litter quality drives the differentiation of microbial communities in the litter horizon across an alpine treeline ecotone in the eastern Tibetan Plateau – Haifeng Zheng – Scientific Reports

Identification of a Novel Feruloyl Esterase by Functional Screening of a Soil Metagenomic Library – Xuanxuan Li – Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Quorum sensing and iron regulate a two-for-one siderophore gene cluster in Vibrio harveyi – Darcy L. McRose – PNAS

Identifying labile DOM components in a coastal ocean through depleted bacterial transcripts and chemical signals – Alexey Vorobev – Environmental Microbiology

Metabolic potential of microbial communities from ferruginous sediments – Aurele Vuillemin – Environmental Microbiology

Microbes in space

The Microbial Community of a Terrestrial Anoxic Inter-Tidal Zone: A Model for Laboratory-Based Studies of Potentially Habitable Ancient Lacustrine Systems on Mars – Elliot Curtis-Harper – Microorganisms

Phages and viruses

Development of a high-throughput assay to detect antibody inhibition of low pH induced conformational changes of influenza virus hemagglutinin – Jessica F. Trost – PlosOne

Techniques

Review: Errors during Gene Expression: Single-Cell Heterogeneity, Stress Resistance, and Microbe-Host Interactions – Christpher R. Evans – mBio

BacStalk: a comprehensive and interactive image analysis software tool for bacterial cell biology – Raimo Hartmann – bioRxiv

Assessing the Mouse Intestinal Microbiota in Settings of Type-2 Immune Responses – Mei San Tang – Type 2 Immunity

Microbes in the news

Bacteria can ‘divide and conquer’ to vanquish their enemies – Science Daily

Gigantic study of Chinese babies yields slew of health data – Nature News

Non-microbiology picks

The 2016 global and national burden of diabetes mellitus attributable to PM2·5 air pollution – Benjamin Bowe – The Lancet Planetary Health

July 03, 2018

In today’s Digest you can read about: soil microbes regulating forest succession by H. Liao,  sinking particles in the ocean microbiome by M. Mestre, ecology and evolution of seafloor and subseafloor microbial communities by W. D. Orsi, biotechnological potentials of marine bacteria by A. K.  Farha, differentiation of Candida species Raman spectroscopy by A. Silge. Enjoy your summer read!

General microbiome

Signatures of ecological processes in microbial community time series – Karoline Faust – Microbiome

Review: Metabolic reprogramming for cancer cells and their microenvironment: Beyond the Warburg Effect – Linchong Sun – Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) – Reviews on Cancer

Oral microbiota

Microbial similarity and preference for specific sites in healthy oral cavity and esophagus – Li Dong – Frontiers in Microbiology / Microbial Symbioses

Human gut microbiome

Altered Gut Microbiota: A Link Between Diet and the Metabolic Syndrome – Velasquez Manuel T. – Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders

The Stringent Response Determines the Ability of a Commensal Bacterium to Survive Starvation and to Persist in the Gut – Whitman B. Schofield – Cell Host & Microbe

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Trait-based patterns of microbial dynamics in dormancy potential and heterotrophic strategy: case studies of resource-based and post-press succession – Patrick J. Kearns – The ISME Journal

Links among warming, carbon and microbial dynamics mediated by soil mineral weathering – S. Doetterl – Nature Geoscience

In Planta Bacterial Transcriptomics Predict Plant Disease Outcomes – Stephen P.Cohen – Trends in Plant Science

Hymenobacter jeollabukensis sp. nov., isolated from soil – Leonid N. Ten -Journal of Microbiology

Ruegeria kandeliae sp. nov., isolated from the rhizosphere soil of a mangrove plant Kandelia candel – Lv Zhang –  International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Soil microbes regulate forest succession in a subtropical ecosystem in China: evidence from a mesocosm experiment – Huixuan Liao – Plant and Soil

Solubilization of insoluble zinc compounds by zinc solubilizing bacteria (ZSB) and optimization of their growth conditions – Mohammad Yaghoubi Khanghahi – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Soil microbial communities differ according to fertiliser regimes and cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. capitata L.) growth, but not aphid herbivory – Flora J. O’Brien – Frontiers in Microbiology / Terrestrial Microbiology

Paenibacillus elymi sp. nov., isolated from the rhizosphere of Elymus tsukushiensis, a plant native to the Dokdo Islands, Republic of Korea – Ye-Ji Hwang – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Changes in rhizosphere microbial communities in potted cucumber seedlings treated with syringic acid – Zhilin Wang – PLOS One

Crop Rotation and Straw Application Impact Microbial Communities in Italian and Philippine Soils and the Rhizosphere of Zea mays – Sarah A. Maarastawi – Frontiers in Microbiology / Terrestrial Microbiology

Isolation of Pseudomonas putida from Harir/Erbil soil and screening for the presence of phosphate solubilizing genes – Aras Mohammed Khudhur – Polytechnic Journal

Environmental controls on soil microbial communities in a seasonally dry tropical forest – Silvia Pajaresa – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Temperature effects on structure and function of the methanogenic microbial communities in two paddy soils and one desert soil – Pengfei Liu – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Soil microbial communities differ according to fertiliser regimes and cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. capitata L.) growth, but not aphid herbivory – Flora J. O’Brien – Frontiers in Microbiology

Natural forests maintain a greater soil microbial diversity than that in rubber plantations in Southwest China –  Jutamart Monkai – Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Sinking particles promote vertical connectivity in the ocean microbiome – Mireia Mestre – PNAS

Filtering artefacts in bacterial community composition can affect the outcome of dissolved organic matter biolability assays – Joshua F. Dean – Biogeosciences

Review: Ecology and evolution of seafloor and subseafloor microbial communities – William D. Orsi  – Nature Reviews Microbiology

The unexpected diversity of microbial communities associated with black corals revealed by high-throughput Illumina sequencing – Yong-Chun Liu  – FEMS Microbiology Letters

Effect of spatial origin and hydrocarbon composition on bacterial consortia community structure and hydrocarbon biodegradation rates – Lloyd D Potts – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Microbial distribution and turnover in Antarctic microbial mats highlight the relevance of heterotrophic bacteria in low-nutrient environments – Patricia M Valdespino-Castillo – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Cultivation and characterization of Candidatus Nitrosotenuis aquariensis, an ammonia-oxidizing archaeon from a freshwater aquarium biofilter – Laura A. Sauder – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Biofilm and planktonic bacterial communities in a drinking water distribution system supplied with untreated groundwater – Jianfei Chen – Archives of Microbiology

Hydrocarbon degradation and response of seafloor sediment bacterial community in the northern Gulf of Mexico to light Louisiana sweet crude oil  – Hernando P. Bacosa – The ISME Journal

A closely-related clade of globally distributed bloom-forming cyanobacteria within the Nostocales – Connor B.Driscoll – Harmful Algae

Review: Recent developments in synthetic biology and metabolic engineering in microalgae towards biofuel production – Sheeja Jagadevan – Biotechnology for Biofuels

Phylogenetic diversity and biotechnological potentials of marine bacteria from continental slope of eastern Arabian Sea – Arakkaveettil Kabeer Farha – Journal of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology

Biochemical methane potential of microalgae biomass using different microbial inocula – Cristina Gonzalez-Fernandez – Biotechnology for Biofuels

Quorum sensing in thermophiles: prevalence of autoinducer-2 system – Amandeep Kaur – BMC Microbiology

Molecular Cloning and Characterization of a Novel α-Amylase from Antarctic Sea Ice Bacterium Pseudoalteromonas sp. M175 and Its Primary Application in Detergent – Xiaofei Wang – BioMed Research International

Low-temperature sulfidic-ice microbial communities, Borup Fiord Pass, Canadian high Arctic – Christopher B. Trivedi – Frontiers in Microbiology / Extreme Microbiology

Phages and viruses

Beyond members of the Flaviviridae family, sofosbuvir also inhibits chikungunya virus replication – Andre Ferreira – bioRxiv

Evaluation of bias induced by viral enrichment and random amplification protocols in metagenomic surveys of saliva DNA viruses – Marcos Parras-Moltó – Microbiome

Immuno-metabolic changes in herpes virus infection – Debprasa Chattopadhyay – Cytokine

Emergence of a Virulent Genotype VIIi of Newcastle Disease Virus in Iran – Arash Ghalyanchilangeroudi – Avian Pathology

Techniques

High-throughput microfluidic sorting of live magnetotactic bacteria – Andy Tay – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

The application of UV resonance Raman spectroscopy for the differentiation of clinically relevant Candida species – Anja Silge – Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry

July 02, 2018

Good morning! Today’s Microbiome Digest will cover the general microbiome, HIV infection and multi-site bacterial microbiota, crucial role of lung microbiome in asthma, gut microbiome in type 1 diabetes, Link between diet and metabolic syndrome, Wild and Captive Baboon Gut Microbiota and Their Antibiotic Resistomes, HmmUFOtu: a tool for taxonomic assignment and OTU picking and a news on plastic eating bacteria …

Events and jobs

Post-Doctoral Research Position, Oregon State University, with Dr. Stephen Giovannoni

Postdoctoral Researcher Position Characterizing Microbial Candidate Phlya at Stanford University

General microbiome

Issue: The microbiome: more than a gut reaction – John R. Wingard – Blood

Evaluation at scale of microbiome-derived metabolites as biomarker of flavan-3-ol intake in epidemiological studies – Javier I. Ottaviani – Scientific Reports

All disease begins in the gut: Influence of gastrointestinal disorders and surgery on oral drug performance – Grace B. Hatton – International Journal of Pharmaceutics

Designing microbial consortia with defined social interactions – Wentao Kong – Nature Chemical Biology

Multi-site human microbiome

HPV infection and bacterial microbiota in the placenta, uterine cervix and oral mucosa – Heidi Tuominen – Scientific Reports

Human respiratory microbiome

State of the Art: Does lung microbiome play a causal or casual role in asthma? – Maria Di Cicco – Pediatric Pulmonology

Human vaginal microbiome

Increased richness and diversity of the vaginal microbiota and spontaneous preterm birth – Aline C. Freitas – Microbiome

Human gut microbiome

Review: Gut microbiome in type 1 diabetes: A comprehensive review – Zheng P – Diabetes Metab Res Rev

Review: Altered Gut Microbiota: A Link Between Diet and the Metabolic Syndrome – Velasquez Manuel T – Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders

Chapter: Microbiota, Obesity and NAFLD – Louis H. S. Lau – Obesity, Fatty Liver and Liver Cancer

Chapter: The Influence of Gut Microbial Metabolism on the Development and Progression of Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease – Wei Jia – Obesity, Fatty Liver and Liver Cancer

Method: Assessing the Mouse Intestinal Microbiota in Settings of Type-2 Immune Responses – Mei San Tang – Type 2 Immunity

Ancient Thali Diet: Gut Microbiota, Immunity, and Health – Kaitlyn Shondelmyer – Yale Journal of Biology & Medicine

Altered gut microbiome composition in children with refractory epilepsy after ketogenic diet – Yunjian Zhang – Epilepsy Research

The Stringent Response Determines the Ability of a Commensal Bacterium to Survive Starvation and to Persist in the Gut – Whitman B. Schofield – Cell Host & Microbe

Review: Update on the Gastrointestinal Microbiome in Systemic Sclerosis – Chiara Bellocchi – Current Rheumatology Reports

Review: The Gut Microbiome Alterations and Inflammation-Driven Pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s Disease—a Critical Review – Marta Sochocka – Molecular Neurobiology

The controversial role of Enterococcus faecalis in colorectal cancer – Carolina Vieira de Almeida – Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology

Animal experiments

Pea-protein alginate encapsulation adversely effects development of clinical signs of Citrobacter rodentium-induced colitis in mice treated with probiotics – Natallia Varankovich – Canadian Journal of Microbiology

Maternal Soluble Fiber Diet during Pregnancy Changes the Intestinal Microbiota, Improves Growth Performance, and Reduces Intestinal Permeability in Piglets – Chuanshang Cheng – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Overlapping community composition of gut and fecal microbiomes in lab-reared and field-collected German cockroaches – Madhavi L. Kakumanu – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

TRIF deficiency protects non-obese diabetic mice from type 1 diabetes by modulating the gut microbiota and dendritic cells – Elke Gülden – Journal of Autoimmunity

Mucosal homeostasis is altered in the ileum of gnotobiotic mice – Chasen J. Greig – Journal of Surgical Research

Animal microbiome

Factors influencing bacterial microbiome composition in a wild non-human primate community in Taï National Park, Côte d’Ivoire – Jan F. Gogarten – The ISME Journal

Characterization of Wild and Captive Baboon Gut Microbiota and Their Antibiotic Resistomes – Pablo Tsukayama – mSystems

Genetic variability and ontogeny predict microbiome structure in a disease-challenged montane amphibian – Sarah M. Griffiths – The ISME Journal

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Review: Multifaceted Impacts of Bacteriophages in the Plant Microbiome – Britt Koskella – Annual Review of Phytopathology

‘Concord’ grapevine nutritional status and chlorosis rank associated with fungal and bacterial root zone microbiomes – R.W.Lewis – Plant Physiology and Biochemistry

Draft Genome Sequences of Two Novel Cellulolytic Streptomyces Strains Isolated from South African Rhizosphere Soil – Mobolaji F. Adegboye – Genome Announcements

Differences in microbial key players in anaerobic degradation between biogas and sewage treatment plants – Christian Buettner – International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation

Water and extremophile microbiome

The impact of the Deepwater Horizon blowout on historic shipwreck-associated sediment microbiomes in the northern Gulf of Mexico – Leila J. Hamdan – Scientific Reports

Stoichio-Metagenomics of ocean waters: a molecular evolution approach to trace the dynamics of nitrogen conservation in natural communities – Hannes Dittberner – Frontiers in Microbiology

 Probiotics / prebiotics

Review: Impact of Prebiotics on Poultry Production and Food Safety – Steven C. Ricke – Yale Journal of Biology & Medicine

Isolation and Partial Characterization of Lactic Acid Bacteria from the Gut Microbiota of Marine Fishes for Potential Application as Probiotics in Aquaculture – Sergio Alonso – Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins

Effects of Prebiotics vs a Diet Low in Fodmaps in Patients with Functional Gut Disorder – Jose-Walter Huaman – Gastroenterology

Bioinformatics

HmmUFOtu: An HMM and phylogenetic placement based ultra-fast taxonomic assignment and OTU picking tool for microbiome amplicon sequencing studies – Qi Zheng – Genome Biology

Techniques

Review: Culturing the human microbiota and culturomics – Jean-Christophe Lagier – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Microbes in the news

Plastic-eating bacteria discovered by student could help solve global pollution crisis

Sewage microbes make a fuel booster

Our intestinal microbiome influences metabolism — through the immune system

 

Ashok’s non-microbiology picks

Efficacy and Safety of Dupilumab in Glucocorticoid-Dependent Severe Asthma – Klaus F. Rabe – The NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL of Medicine