March 1, 2019

Human Microbiome

The human microbiome in health and disease: hype or hope – Gwen Falony – Acta Clinica Belgica

Bottom-Up Approaches to Synthetic Cooperation in Microbial Communities – Daniel Rodríguez Amor – Life

Influence of Crohn’s disease related polymorphisms in innate immune function on ileal microbiome – Ellen Li – PLoS ONE

Interactions between gut microbiota and non-alcoholic liver disease: the role of microbiota-derived metabolites – Kyongbum Lee – Pharmacological Research

Microbial bile salt hydrolases mediate the efficacy of faecal microbiota transplant in the treatment of recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection – Benjamin H Mullish – Gut

Fecal microbiota dynamics and its relation with disease course in Crohn’s disease – Gianluca Galazzo – Journal of Crohn’s and Colitis

Associations Between Gut Microbiota and Alzheimer’s Disease: Current Evidences and Future Therapeutic and Diagnostic Perspectives – Liang Shen – Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease

Western diet regulates immune status and the response to LPS-driven sepsis independent of diet-associated microbiome – Brooke A. Napier – PNAS

The Human Fecal Microbiota Metabolizes Foodborne Heterocyclic Aromatic Amines by Reuterin Conjugation and Further Transformations – Falco Beer – Molecular Nutrition and Food Research

Clinical Review on the Utility of Fecal Microbiota Transplantation in Immunocompromised Patients – Hamzah Abu-Sbeih – Current Gastroenterology Reports

Cellular and Molecular Therapeutic Targets in Inflammatory Bowel Disease-Focusing on Intestinal Barrier Function – Ida Schoultz – Cells

Can Gut Microbiota and Lifestyle Help Us in the Handling of Anorexia Nervosa Patients? – Vanessa Mendez-Figueroa – Microorganisms

Impact of the Gastro-Intestinal Bacterial Microbiome on Helicobacter-Associated Diseases – Maxime Pichon – Healthcare

Influence of short-term changes in dietary sulfur on the relative abundances of intestinal sulfate-reducing bacteria – Allison Dostal Webster – Gut Microbes

Fecal microbiota transplantation research output from 2004 to 2017: a bibliometric analysis – Yan Li – PeerJ

Conjunctival microbiome changes associated with fungal keratitis: metagenomic analysis – C. Ge – International Journal of Ophthalmology

Gut Microbiota and Chronic Constipation: A Review and Update – Toshifumi Ohkusa – Frontiers in Medicine

An altered fecal microbiota profile in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) associated with obesity – E. Nistal – The Spanish Journal of Gastroenterology

Paternal Programming of Liver Function and Lipid Profile Induced by a Paternal Pre-Conceptional Unhealthy Diet: Potential Association with Altered Gut Microbiome Composition – X. Zhang – Kidney and Blood Pressure Research

Tryptophan Metabolism and Related Pathways in Psychoneuroimmunology: The Impact of Nutrition and Lifestyle – J. M. Gostner – Neuropsychobiology

The Impact of Starvation on the Microbiome and Gut-Brain Interaction in Anorexia Nervosa – Jochen Seitz – Frontiers in Endocrinology

Sperm Microbiota and Its Impact on Semen Parameters – David Baud – Frontiers in Microbiology

A review of 10 years of human microbiome research activities at the US National Institutes of Health, Fiscal Years 2007-2016 – NIH Human Microbiome Portfolio Analysis Team – Microbiome

 

Microbiome and Cancer

Impact of chemotherapy on the association between fear of cancer recurrence and the gut microbiota in breast cancer survivors – Ryo Okubo – Brain, Behavior, and Immunity

Bugs, drugs, and cancer: can the microbiome be a potential therapeutic target for cancer management? – Biying Chen – Drug Discovery Today

 

Early Childhood Microbiome

Crosstalk Between the Microbiome and Gestational Immunity in Autism-Related Disorders – Matt J. Paysour – DNA and Cell Biology

Cohort profile: The LoewenKIDS Study – life-course perspective on infections, the microbiome and the development of the immune system in early childhood – Cornelia Gottschick – International Journal of Epidemiology

Environmental toxicants in breast milk of Norwegian mothers and gut bacteria composition and metabolites in their infants at 1 month – Nina Iszatt – Microbiome

 

Animal Microbiome

Convergence, constraint and the potential for mutualism between ants and gut microbes – Elizabeth G. Pringle – Molecular Ecology

Germ-Free Mice Exhibit Mast Cells With Impaired Functionality and Gut Homing and Do Not Develop Food Allergy – Martin Schwarzer – Frontiers in Immunology

Fto Deficiency Reduces Anxiety- and Depression-Like Behaviors in Mice via Alterations in Gut Microbiota – Lijuan Sun – Theranostics

 

Beneficial Bugs, Foods and Compounds

Re-purposing is needed for beneficial bugs, not for the drugs – Hari Ram – International Microbiology

Probiotic mixture of Lactobacillus helveticus R0052 and Bifidobacterium longum R0175 attenuates hippocampal apoptosis induced by lipopolysaccharide in rats – Ghazaleh Mohammadi – International Microbiology

The Use of Probiotic Therapy to Modulate the Gut Microbiota and Dendritic Cell Responses in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases – Pablo Alagón Fernández del Campo – Medical Sciences

Dietary fibers as emerging nutritional factors against diabetes: focus on the involvement of gut microbiota – Vemana Gowd – Critical Reviews in Biotechnology

Gut microbiota, a new frontier to understand traditional Chinese medicines – Wuwen Feng – Pharmacological Research

Fructooligosaccharides Ameliorating Cognitive Deficits and Neurodegeneration in APP/PS1 Transgenic Mice through Modulating Gut Microbiota – Jing Sun – Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Short-chain fatty acid delivery: assessing exogenous administration of the microbiome metabolite acetate in mice – Tyler B. Shubitowski – Physiological Reports

Dietary intake of whole strawberry inhibited colonic inflammation in dextran sulfate sodium-treated mice via restoring immune homeostasis and alleviating gut microbiota dysbiosis – Yanhui Han – Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Ganoderma lucidum polysaccharide improves rat DSS-induced colitis by altering cecal microbiota and gene expression of colonic epithelial cells – Jinli Xie –  Food & Nutrition Research

In Vitro Infant Faecal Fermentation of Low Viscosity Barley β-Glucan and Its Acid Hydrolyzed Derivatives: Evaluation of Their Potential as Novel Prebiotics – Ka-Lung Lam – Molecules

Role of intestinal microecology in the regulation of energy metabolism by dietary polyphenols and their metabolites – Shaoling Lin – Food & Nutrition Research

Neuroprotection of Fasting Mimicking Diet on MPTP-Induced Parkinson’s Disease Mice via Gut Microbiota and Metabolites – Zhi-Lan Zhou – Neurotherapeutics

Refined versus Extra Virgin Olive Oil High-Fat Diet Impact on Intestinal Microbiota of Mice and Its Relation to Different Physiological Variables – Nieves Martínez – Microorganisms

Engineered and wild-type L. lactis promote anti-inflammatory cytokine signalling in inflammatory bowel disease patient’s mucosa – Saša Simčič – World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Sialyllactose and Galactooligosaccharides Promote Epithelial Barrier Functioning and Distinctly Modulate Microbiota Composition and Short Chain Fatty Acid Production In Vitro – Olaf Perdijk – Frontiers in Immunology

 

Built Environments

Man-made microbial resistances in built environments – Alexander Mahnert – Nature Communications

House dust microbiome and human health risks – Yifan Shan – International Microbiology

Microbiomes of China’s Space Station During Assembly, Integration, and Test Operations – Ying Zhang – Microbial Ecology

 

Environmental and Plant Microbiome

Microbiota dispersion in the Uyuni salt flat (Bolivia) as determined by community structure analyses – Cesar A. Pérez-Fernández – International Microbiology

Protist communities are more sensitive to nitrogen fertilization than other microorganisms in diverse agricultural soils – Zhi-Bo Zhao – Microbiome

The deep continental subsurface: the dark biosphere – Cristina Escudero – International Microbiology

 

Bioinformatics

Batch effects correction for microbiome data with Dirichlet-multinomial regression – Zhenwei Dai – Bioinformatics

Microbiota profiling with long amplicons using Nanopore sequencing: full-length 16S rRNA gene and whole rrn operon – Anna Cuscó – F1000Research

 

Methods

Guanidine thiocyanate solution facilitates sample collection for plant rhizosphere microbiome analysis – Xiaoxiao Sun – PeerJ

In Vitro Methods to Study Colon Release: State of the Art and An Outlook on New Strategies for Better In-Vitro Biorelevant Release Media – Marie Wahlgren – Pharmaceutics

 

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February 23, 2019

Highlights: Today’s digest has articles on microbes associated with infants, vagina, gut, water and many more.

Events and jobs

Postdoctoral Researcher in mathematical modelling of the impact of host restriction on the transmission of bacteria – Amsterdam – Closing date: February 28, 2019

Pregnancy and early life

A role for the microbiome in mother–infant interaction and perinatal depression – Amanda Sanders – The International Review of Psychiatry

Multi-site human microbiome

Surgical site infections and the microbiome: An updated perspective – Richard P. Wenzel – Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology

Human vaginal microbiome

The Endobiota Study: Comparison of Vaginal, Cervical and Gut Microbiota Between Women with Stage 3/4 Endometriosis and Healthy Controls – Baris Ata – Scientific Reports

Relationship between the Cervical Microbiome, HIV Status, and Precancerous Lesions – Cameron Klein – mBio

Human nearly-sterile sites 

Microbiome-based body fluid identification of samples exposed to indoor conditions – Akos Dobay – FSI Genetics

Human gut microbiome

Arabinoxylan oligosaccharides and polyunsaturated fatty acid effects on gut microbiota and metabolic markers in overweight individuals with signs of metabolic syndrome: a randomized cross-over trial – Louise Kjølbæk – Clinical Nutrition

The human microbiota and infection prevention – R. Araos – Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology

Gut pathobionts as triggers for liver diseases – Peter Fickert – Nature Microbiology

Man and the Microbiome: A New Theory of Everything? – Mary I. Butler –  Annual Review of Clinical Psychology

Is it true that gut microbiota is considered as panacea in cancer therapy? – Amir Salek Farrokhi –  Journal of Cellular Physiology

Composition of gut microbiota in patients with toxigenic Clostridioides (Clostridium) difficile: Comparison between subgroups according to clinical criteria and toxin gene load – Sung-Hee Han – PLoS ONE

Effects of dietary fat on gut microbiota and faecal metabolites, and their relationship with cardiometabolic risk factors: a 6-month randomised controlled-feeding trial – Yi Wan – Gut

The Intestinal Microbiome, Plasma Metabolome and Liver Transcriptome‐ A Conspiracy Driving Hepatic Steatosis – Wajahat Z Mehal – Hepatology

A possible link between polyunsaturated fatty acids and uremic toxins from the gut microbiota in hemodialysis patients: A hypothesis – Julie Ann Kemp – Hemodialysis International 

Animal experiments 

Alterations of the mice gut microbiome via Schistosoma japonicum ova-induced granuloma – Yanqing Zhao – Frontiers in Microbiology

The functional repertoire encoded within the native microbiome of the model nematode Caenorhabditis elegans – Johannes Zimmermann – bioRxiv

Helminth-Based Product and the Microbiome of Mice with Lupus – Hadar Neuman – mSystems

Gut microbiota regulates lacteal integrity by inducing VEGF-C in intestinal villus macrophages. – SH Suh – EMBO Reports

Animal microbiome

Gut Microbiome Analysis In Adult Tropical Gars (Atractosteus tropicus) – Roberto Mendez-Perez – bioRxiv

Moderate plant water stress improves larval development, and impacts immunity and gut microbiota of a specialist herbivore – Elena Rosa -PLoS ONE

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Chinese white truffles shape the ectomycorrhizal microbial communities of Corylus avellana – Mei Yang – Annals of Microbiology

Narrow safety margin in the phyllosphere during thermal extremes – Sylvain Pincebourde – PNAS

Nitrogen- and phosphorus-starved Triticum aestivum show distinct belowground microbiome profiles – Antoine P. Pagé – PLoS ONE

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Community ecology across bacteria, archaea and microbial eukaryotes in the sediment and seawater of coastal Puerto Nuevo, Baja California – Sabah Ul-Hasan – PLoS ONE

Editorial: Thermophilic and Halophilic Extremophiles in Eurasian Environments – Hongchen Jiang – Frontiers in Microbiology

Marine deep biosphere microbial communities assemble in near-surface sediments in Aarhus Bay – Caitlin Petro – bioRxiv

Quantifying population-specific growth in benthic bacterial communities under low oxygen using H218O – Ömer K. Coskun – The ISME Journal

Bacterial community pattern along the sediment seafloor of the Arctic fjorden (Kongsfjorden, Svalbard) – Xiao-Mei Fang – Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Sources and selection of snow-specific microbial communities in a Greenlandic sea ice snow cover – Lorrie Maccario – Scientific Reports

Bacterial community composition shaped by water chemistry and geographic distance in an anthropogenically disturbed river – Peng Wang – Science of The Total Environment

Built environment 

Cell factories converting lactate and acetate to butyrate: Clostridium butyricum and microbial communities from dark fermentation bioreactors – Anna Detman – Microbial Cell Factories

Phages and viruses

Discovery of several thousand highly diverse circular DNA viruses – Michael J Tisza – bioRxiv

Techniques

Spatial metabolomics of in situ, host-microbe interactions – Benedikt K Geier – bioRxiv

Performance of Microbiome Sequence Inference Methods in Environments with Varying Biomass – Vincent Caruso – mSystems

 

 

February 19, 2019

Highlights: Microbial colonization in infants, prokaryotes of oxygen depleted water in Bay of Bengal, biodegradation of petroleum hydrocarbons, microbial communities across a range of saline soils, trait based approaches in wastewater treatment bioreactors to understand the changes in bacterial community composition. You can also read a handful of career based news in today’s non-microbe picks. 

General microbiome

Petroleum Microbiology Under Extreme Conditions – Oluwadara Oluwaseun Alegbeleye –Microbial Action on Hydrocarbons

Pregnancy and early life

Genome-resolved metagenomics of eukaryotic populations during early colonization of premature infants and in hospital rooms – Matthew R Olm – Microbiome

Review: Establishment of an ideal gut microbiota to boost healthy growth of neonates – Thi Thanh Binh Nguyen – Critical Reviews in Microbiology

Necrotizing Enterocolitis Pathophysiology: How Microbiome Data Alter Our Understanding – Christina S. Kim MD – Clinics in Perinatology

Human skin microbiome

Rapid discrimination of fungal strains isolated from human skin based on microbial volatile organic profiles – Joao Raul Belinato – Journal of Chromatography B

Human gut microbiome

A pilot study on clinicopathological features and intestinal microflora changes in colorectal cancer patients born over a nine-year period encompassing three years before and after the Great Chinese famine – Jiante Li – Cancer Epidemiology

Animal experiments 

Ameliorating gut microenvironment through staphylococcal nuclease-mediated intestinal NETs degradation for prevention of type 1 diabetes in NOD mice – Yixuan Liang – Life Sciences

Oral administration of antibiotics increased the potential mobility of bacterial resistance genes in the gut of the fish Piaractus mesopotamicus – Johan S. Sáenz – Microbiome

Animal microbiome 

Effects of a Saccharomyces cerevisiae fermentation product on fecal characteristics, nutrient digestibility, fecal fermentative end-products, fecal microbial populations, immune function, and diet palatability in adult dogs – Ching-Yen Lin – Journal of Animal Science

Bacterial community analysis for investigating bacterial transfer from tonsils to the pig carcass – Anne Mette Jakobsen – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Spatial distribution of prokaryotic communities in hypersaline soils – Blanca Vera-Gargallo – Scientific Reports

Comparative Genomics, Siderophore Production, and Iron Scavenging Potential of Root Zone Soil Bacteria Isolated from ‘Concord’ Grape Vineyards – Ricky W. Lewis – Microbial Ecology

Dynamics of soil microbial communities following vegetation succession in a karst mountain ecosystem, Southwest China – Chang Zhao – Scientific Reports

Diversity and Functionality of Culturable Endophytic Bacterial Communities in Chickpea Plants – Clarisse Brígido – MDPI

Robust archaeal and bacterial communities inhabit shallow subsurface sediments of the Bonneville Salt Flats – Julia M. McGonigle – bioRxiv

Impact of intercropping on the coupling between soil microbial community structure, activity, and nutrient-use efficiencies – Tengxiang Lian – PeerJ

Alteration of Crop Rotation in Continuous Pinellia ternate Cropping Soils Profiled via ITS Amplicon Sequencing – Zhigui He – Letters in Applied Microbiology

Assessment of the Diversity of Fungal Community Composition Associated With Vachellia pachyceras and Its Rhizosphere Soil From Kuwait Desert – Majda K. Suleiman – Frontiers in Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Prokaryotic Diversity in Oxygen Depleted Waters of the Bay of Bengal Inferred Using Culture-Dependent and -Independent Methods – Genevieve L. Fernandes – Indian Journal of Microbiology

Enrichment of anaerobic heterotrophic thermophiles from four Azorean hot springs revealed different community composition and genera abundances using recalcitrant substrates – Marcel Suleiman – Extremophiles 

Microbial Consortia and Biodegradation of Petroleum Hydrocarbons in Marine Environments – J. Paniagua-Michel – Microbial Action on Hydrocarbons

Built environment 

Trait-based life-history strategies explain succession scenario for complex bacterial communities under varying disturbance – Ezequiel Santillan – bioRxiv

Non-Microbiology picks

To move research from quantity to quality, go beyond good intentions – Nature

How business-savvy scientists can find success in the risky start-up world – Nature

A disadvantaged background doesn’t have to be a barrier to success – Nature

Announcing the 2019 ScientistAtWork photo competition – Nature

Huge variations in US postdoc salaries point to undervalued workforce – Nature

February 8, 2019

Happy Friday! Today’s digest includes the sea cucumber gut microbiome, bacterial diversity of volcano steam vents, and the impacts of arsenic and antimony on microbes in river sediment. Enjoy!

Human gut microbiome

Use of shotgun metagenomics for the identification of protozoa in the gut microbiota of healthy individuals from worldwide populations with various industrialization levels – Lokmer – PLoS ONE

Age-associated Impairment of the Mucus Barrier Function is Associated with Profound Changes in Microbiota and Immunity – Sovran – Scientific Reports

A single alcohol binge impacts on neutrophil function without changes in gut barrier function and gut microbiome composition in healthy volunteers – Stadlbauer – PLoS ONE

Animal experiments

TGFβ/BMP immune signaling affects abundance and function of C. elegans gut commensals – Berg – Nature Communications

Animal microbiome

Distinct microbiotas of anatomical gut regions display idiosyncratic seasonal variation in an avian folivore – Drovetski – Animal Microbiome

Characterization of the intestinal microbiota of the sea cucumber Holothuria glaberrima – Pagán-Jiménez – PLoS ONE

Dynamic distribution of gallbladder microbiota in rabbit at different ages and health states – Xing – PLoS ONE

Dietary-induced modulation of the hindgut microbiota is related to behavioral responses during stressful events in horses – Destrez – Physiology & Behavior

Review: Host-Microbe Coevolution: Applying Evidence from Model Systems to Complex Marine Invertebrate Holobionts – O’Brien – mBio

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Environmental filtering drives distinct continental atlases of soil archaea between dryland and wetland agricultural ecosystems – Jiao – Microbiome

The occurrence of potato common scab correlates with the community composition and function of the geocaulosphere soil microbiome – Shi -Microbiome

Enterobacteriaceae dominate the core microbiome and contribute to the resistome of arugula (Eruca sativa Mill.) – Cernava – Microbiome

Unlocking a high bacterial diversity in the coralloid root microbiome from the cycad genus Dioon – Suárez-Moo – PLoS ONE

Characterization of iron-metabolizing communities in soils contaminated by acid mine drainage from an abandoned coal mine in Southwest China – Gao – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Water and extremophile microbiome

Impacts of Arsenic and Antimony Co-Contamination on Sedimentary Microbial Communities in Rivers with Different Pollution Gradients – Sun – Microbial Ecology

The bacterial diversity on steam vents from Paricutín and Sapichu volcanoes – Souza Brito – Extremophiles

Food microbiology

Spent coffee grounds extract rich in manooligosaccharides promote a healthier gut microbial community in a dose dependent manner – Pérez-Burillo – Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Impact of routine sanitation on the microbiomes in a fresh produce processing facility – Gu – International Journal of Food Microbiology

January 31, 2019

Today’s digest covers articles describing sphingolipids in host-microbiome interaction, unique microbiome and metabolome of Indian population, selection and stabilization of soil microbiome and effect of probiotics on early sepsis in patients and immune response in childrenEnjoy reading!

General microbiome

Metabolic Modeling of Human Gut Microbiota on a Genome Scale: An Overview – Partho Sen – Metabolites

Altered composition and function of intestinal microbiota in autism spectrum disorders: a systematic review – Feitong Liu – Translational Psychiatry

Sphingolipids in host–microbial interactions – Stacey L. Heaver – Current Opinion in Microbiology

Pregnancy and early life

Mixed Viral-Bacterial Infections and Their Effects on Gut Microbiota and Clinical Illnesses in Children – Shilu Mathew – Scientific Reports

Pathways linking caesarean delivery to early health in a dual burden context: Immune development and the gut microbiome in infants and children from Galápagos, Ecuador – Amanda L. Thompson – American Journal of Human Biology

Human gut microbiome

The vagino-cervical microbiome as a woman’s life history – Zhuye Jie – BioRxiv

Dynamics of Human Gut Microbiota and Short-Chain Fatty Acids in Response to Dietary Interventions with Three Fermentable Fibers – Nielson T. Baxter – mBio

The unique composition of Indian gut microbiome, gene catalogue and associated faecal metabolome deciphered using multi-omics approaches – D.B. Dhakan – Gigascience

Animal experiments

Oral neonatal antibiotic treatment perturbs gut microbiota and aggravates central nervous system autoimmunity in Dark Agouti rats – Suzana Stanisavljević – Scientific Reports

Intestinal epithelial N-acylphosphatidylethanolamine phospholipase D links dietary fat to metabolic adaptations in obesity and steatosis – Amandine Everard – Nature Communications

Mutual interplay between IL-17–producing γδT cells and microbiota orchestrates oral mucosal homeostasis – Anneke Wilharm – PNAS

Plant, root and soil microbiome

Selection, succession and stabilization of soil microbial consortia – Elias K. Zegeye – BioRxiv

Comparison of the bacterial and methanotrophic diversities between an Italian paddy field and its neighboring meadow – Mohammad Ghashghavi – BioRxiv

Quality of Irrigation Water Affects Soil Functionality and Bacterial Community Stability in Response to Heat Disturbance – Sammy Frenk – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Water and extremophiles microbiome

Archaea dominate the microbial community in an ecosystem with low-to-moderate temperature and extreme acidity – Aleksei A. Korzhenkov – Microbiome

Antibiotic disturbance affects aquatic microbial community composition and foodweb interactions but not community resilience – Ester M. Eckert – Molecular Ecology

 Phages and viruses

Megaphages infect Prevotella and variants are widespread in gut microbiomes – Audra E. Devoto – Nature Microbiology

Probiotics / prebiotics

Dysbiosis in early sepsis can be modulated by a multispecies probiotic: a randomised controlled pilot trial – V. Stadlbauer – Beneficial Microbes

Lactobacillus plantarum IS-10506 supplementation increases faecal sIgA and immune response in children younger than two years – P.D. Kusumo – Beneficial Microbes

Supplementation with Lactobacillus kefiranofaciens ZW3 from Tibetan Kefir improves depression-like behavior in stressed mice by modulating the gut microbiota – Ye Sun – Food and Function

Non-microbiology picks

Identification of Enteroendocrine Regulators by Real-Time Single-Cell Differentiation Mapping – Helmuth Gehart – Cell

January 15, 2019

Highlights today include the organisms in the healthy infant intestinal microbiome that protect against food allergy, an algorithm to predict aging based on the gut microbiome, and how bacteria adapt to life on the International Space Station. Enjoy!

Pregnancy and early life
Healthy infants harbor intestinal bacteria that protect against food allergy – Taylor Feehley – Nature Medicine

Human gut microbiome
Preprint: Human microbiome aging clocks based on deep learning and tandem of permutation feature importance and accumulated local effects – Fedor Galkin – bioRxiv
(Covered in popular press as Your Gut Microbiome Could Actually Reveal Your Age, Study Shows)

Preprint: The virome in adult monozygotic twins with concordant or discordant gut microbiomes – J. Leonardo Moreno-Gallego – bioRxiv

Human nearly-sterile sites
Review: Microbiome–metabolome reveals the contribution of gut–kidney axis on kidney disease – Yuan-Yuan Chen – Journal of Translational Medicine

Animal experiments
Lactobacillus sakei Alleviates High-fat Diet-induced Obesity and Anxiety in Mice by Inducing AMPK Activation and SIRT1 Expression and Inhibiting Gut Microbiota-mediated NF-κB Activation – Hyo-Min Jang – Molecular Nutrition and Food Research

Aqueous raw and ripe Pu-erh tea extracts alleviate obesity and alter cecal microbiota composition and function in diet-induced obese rats – Yun Xia – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Impact of intramammary inoculation of inactivated Lactobacillus rhamnosus and antibiotics on the milk microbiota of water buffalo with subclinical mastitis – Carlotta Catozzi – PLOS One

Plant, root, and soil microbiome
Superior dispersal ability can lead to persistent ecological dominance throughout succession – Primrose J. Boynton – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Plant growth-promoting rhizobacterium Pseudomonas PS01 induces salt tolerance in Arabidopsis thaliana – Thanh Nguyen Chu – BMC Research Notes

Diversity analysis of the rhizospheric and endophytic bacterial communities of Senecio vulgaris L. (Asteraceae) in an invasive range – Dandan Cheng – PeerJ\

Antifungal potential of bacterial rhizosphere isolates associated with three ethno-medicinal plants (poppy, chamomile, and nettle) – Marija Mojicevic – International Microbiology

Analysis of uranium removal capacity of anaerobic granular sludge bacterial communities under different initial pH conditions – Taotao Zeng – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Water and extremophile microbiomes
An interspecies malate–pyruvate shuttle reconciles redox imbalance in an anaerobic microbial community – Po-Hsiang Wang – The ISME Journal

Bacterial community assembly in a typical estuarine marsh with multiple environmental gradients – Zhiyuan Yao – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Effects of salinity on microbialite-associated production in Great Salt Lake, Utah – Melody R. Lindsay – Ecology

Preprint: Capturing the Diversity of Subsurface Microbiota – Choice of Carbon Source for Microcosm Enrichment and Isolation of Groundwater Bacteria – Xiaoqin Wu – bioRxiv

Genetic Evidence for Two Carbon Fixation Pathways (the Calvin-Benson-Bassham Cycle and the Reverse Tricarboxylic Acid Cycle) in Symbiotic and Free-Living Bacteria – Maxim Rubin-Blum – mSphere

Techniques
Generation of 13C-labeled MUC5AC mucin oligosaccharides for stable isotope probing of host-associated microbial communities – Clayton Evert – ACS Infectious Diseases

Transomics data-driven, ensemble kinetic modeling for system-level understanding and engineering of the cyanobacteria central metabolism – Hiroki Nishiguchi – Metabolic Engineering

Built environment/Microbes in Space
Pangenomic Approach To Understanding Microbial Adaptations within a Model Built Environment, the International Space Station, Relative to Human Hosts and Soil – Ryan A. Blaustein – mSystems
(Covered in the popular press as Good news: space bacteria (probably) aren’t evolving to destroy us)

Science, publishing, and career
Preprint: Tracking the popularity and outcomes of all bioRxiv preprints – Richard J. Abdill – bioRxiv

January 7, 2019

Happy Monday! Today’s digest includes the influence of ant colonies on soil microbes, the assembly of prokaryotic communities in subtropical grasslands, and lactic acid bacteria isolated from sourdough. Have a great week!

Human gut microbiome

Review: The gut microbiome in anorexia nervosa: relevance for nutritional rehabilitation – Ruusunen – Psychopharmacology

Impact of early events and lifestyle on the gut microbiota and metabolic phenotypes in young school-age children – Zhong – Microbiome

Host immunoglobulin G selectively identifies pathobionts in pediatric inflammatory bowel diseases – Armstrong – Microbiome

Animal experiments

Preprint: The gut microbiota is associated with clearance of Clostridium difficile infection independent of adaptive immunity – Leslie – BioRxiv

Animal microbiome

Bioreactivity and Microbiome of Biodeposits from Filter-Feeding Bivalves – Murphy – Microbial Ecology

Modulation of broiler gut microbiota and gene expression of Toll-like receptors and tight junction proteins by diet type and inclusion of phytogenics – Paraskeuas – Poultry Science

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Responses of soil aggregates and bacterial communities to soil-Pb immobilization induced by biofertilizer – Wang -Chemosphere

Moisture Is More Important than Temperature for Assembly of Both Potentially Active and Whole Prokaryotic Communities in Subtropical Grassland – Lupatini – Microbial Ecology

Ant colonies promote the diversity of soil microbial communities – Delgado-Baquerizo – ISME

Water and extemophile microbiome

Morphological response to salinity, temperature, and pH changes by marine fungus Epicoccum nigrum – Ahumada-Rudolph – Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

Thermoplasmatales and sulfur-oxidizing bacteria dominate the microbial community at the surface water of a CO2-rich hydrothermal spring located in Tenorio Volcano National Park, Costa Rica – Arce-Rodríguez – Extremophiles

Metagenomic, phylogenetic, and functional characterization of predominant endolithic green sulfur bacteria in the coral Isopora palifera – Yang – Microbiome

Water pollution and observation of acquired antibiotic resistance in Bayou Lafourche, a major drinking water source in Southeast Louisiana, USA – Bird – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Metagenomic Analysis of Zinc Surface–Associated Marine Biofilms – Ding – Microbial Ecology

Evolutionary constraints on species diversity in marine bacterioplankton communities – Lu – ISME

Built environment

Wastewater treatment and microbial community dynamics in a sequencing batch reactor operating under photosynthetic aeration – Parakh – Chemosphere

Novel ecological insights and functional roles during anaerobic digestion of saccharides unveiled by genome-centric metagenomics – Zhu – Water Research

Food microbiology

Effect of in vitro digestion-fermentation on green and roasted coffee bioactivity: The role of the gut microbiota – Pérez-Burillo – Food Chemistry

In vitro and in vivo investigations of probiotic properties of lactic acid bacteria isolated from Chinese traditional sourdough – Li – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Bacterial community dynamics and physical–chemical characteristics in natural fermentation of jiang‐shui, a traditional food made in Northwest China – Liu – Science of Food and Agriculture

Science, publishing, and career

Here’s what scientists searched for in 2018: AI is up, stress is down – Kelly Oakes – Nature News