June 13, 2018

Events and jobs

Computational scientists (from post-master to postdoc fellowships) in metagenomics and microbial genomics : Trento, Italy – The Laboratory of Computational Metagenomics

General microbiome

Meta-analysis of human genome-microbiome association studies: the MiBioGen consortium initiative – Jun Wang, Microbiome Announcement

Microbial ecology

Everything is not everywhere: a tale on the biogeography of cyanobacteria – Karine Felix Ribeiro, Hydrobiologia

A Meta‐Analysis of Temperature Sensitivity as a Microbial Trait – Charlotte J. Alster, Global Change Biology

Microbial island biogeography: isolation shapes the life history characteristics but not diversity of root-symbiotic fungal communities – John Davison, ISME

Bacillus thuringiensis produces the lipopeptide thumolycin to antagonize microbes and nematodes – Dehong Zheng, Microbiological Research

Qualitative analysis of biosurfactants from Bacillus species exhibiting antifungal activity – Ambrin Sarwar, Plos One

Antarctic cryptoendolithic fungal communities are highly adapted and dominated by Lecanoromycetes and Dothideomycetes – Claudia Coleine, Frontiers in Microbiology

Pregnancy and early life

The Microbiome and Metabolome of Preterm Infant Stool Are Personalized and Not Driven by Health Outcomes, Including Necrotizing Enterocolitis and Late-Onset Sepsis – Stephen Wandro, mSphere

The role of breast milk in the colonization of neonatal gut and skin with coagulase-negative staphylococci – Hiie Soeorg, Pediatric Research

Multisite human microbiome

Prion-like Propagation of α-synuclein in the gut-brain axis – Ying Chen, Brain Research Bulletin

Microbiome-Gut-Brain Axis and Toll-Like Receptors in Parkinson’s Disease – Valentina Caputi, International Journal of Molecular Sciences

Current Insights in Microbiome Shifts in Sjogren’s Syndrome and Possible Therapeutic Interventions – Christina Tsigalou, Frontiers in Immunology

Comparison of Infant Gut and Skin Microbiota, Resistome and Virulome between Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Environments – Suchitra K. Hourigan, Frontiers in Microbiology

Human skin microbiome

Skin Microbiota in Obese Women at Risk for Surgical Site Infection After Cesarean Delivery – Kara M. Rood, Scientific Reports

Cutibacterium acnes (Propionibacterium acnes) and acne vulgaris: a brief look at the latest updates – B. Dréno, Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology

Characterisation of Cutibacterium acnes phylotypes in acne and in vivo exploratory evaluation of Myrtacine® – S. Pécastaings, Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology

Human oral microbiome

Analysis of the oral microbiome on the surface of modified dental polymers – Denise  Tornavoi de Castro, Archives of Oral Biology

Genetic Association with Subgingival Bacterial Colonization in Chronic Periodontitis – Franco Cavalla, Genes

Biological and cultural drivers of oral microbiota in Medieval and Post-Medieval London, UK – Andrew G Farrer, bioRxiv

Human gut microbiome

Breath methane concentrations and markers of obesity in patients with functional gastrointestinal disorders – Clive H. Wilder-Smith, United European Gastroenterology Journal

The Intersection Between Colonization Resistance, Antimicrobial Stewardship, and Clostridium difficile – Rossana Rosa, Current Infectious Disease Reports

Celiac Disease and Fecal Microbiota Transplantation: A New Beginning? – Shmuel Golfeyz MD, Correspondence

Gut microbiota metabolites, amino acid metabolites and improvements in insulin sensitivity and glucose metabolism: the POUNDS Lost trial – Yoriko Heianza, Nutrition

Cutting the Gordian Knot of the Microbiota – Kimberly S.Vasquez, Molecular Cell

Host: Microbiome co-metabolic processing of dietary polyphenols – An acute, single blinded, cross-over study with different doses of apple polyphenols in healthy subjects – Kajetan Trost, Food Research International

Clinical trials of kimchi intakes on the regulation of metabolic parameters and colon health in healthy Korean young adults – Hee-Young Kim, Journal of Functional Foods

Animal experiments

Propolis from Different Geographic Origins Suppress Intestinal Inflammation in a Model of DSS‐Induced Colitis is Associated with Decreased Bacteroides spp. in the Gut – Kai Wang, Molecular Nutrition and Food Research

Effect of direct-fed microbials on culturable gut microbiotas in broiler chickens: a meta-analysis of controlled trials – Chhaiden Heak, Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences

A dietary isothiocyanate-enriched moringa (Moringa oleifera) seed extract improves glucose tolerance in a high-fat-diet mouse model and modulates the gut microbiome – Asha Jaja-Chimedza, Journal of Functional Foods

The enteric microbiota regulates jejunal Paneth cell number and function without impacting intestinal stem cells – Alexi A. Schoenborn, Gut Microbes

Comprehensive longitudinal microbiome analysis of the chicken cecum reveals a shift from competitive to environmental drivers and a window of opportunity for Campylobacter – Umer Zeeshan Ijaz, bioRxiv

Microbial quantity impacts Drosophila nutrition, development, and lifespan – Erin S. Keebaugh, iScience

Absence of Gut Microbiota Reduces Emotional Reactivity in Japanese Quails (Coturnix japonica) – Narjis Kraimi, Frontiers in Physiology

Animal microbiome

Identification of circular single-stranded DNA viruses in faecal samples of Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis), moose (Alces alces) and snowshoe hare (Lepus americanus) inhabiting the Colorado San Juan Mountains – Simona Kraberger, Infection, Genetics and Evolution

Diverse novel resident Wolbachia strains in Culicine mosquitoes from Madagascar – Claire L Jeffries, bioRxiv

Sample treatment optimization for fish stool metabolomics – Takeshi Hano, Journal of Chromatography B

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Two decades of altered snow cover does not affect soil microbial ability to catabolize carbon compounds in an oceanic alpine heath – E.R. Jasper Wubs, Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Grazing and resource availability control soil nematode body size and abundance‐mass relationship in semi‐arid grassland – W. S. Andriuzzi, Journal of Animal Ecology

Isolation and screening of antibiotic producing actinomycetes from rhizosphere and agricultural soils – Atsede Muleta, African Journal of Biotechnology

Responses of Bougainvillea spectabilis to elevated atmospheric CO2 under galaxolide (HHCB) pollution and the mechanisms of its rhizosphere metabolism – Minzhe Zhang, Journal of Soils and Sediments

Differential effect of the nitrogen form on the leaf gas exchange, amino acid composition, and antioxidant response of sweet pepper at elevated CO2 – María C. Piñero, Plant Growth Regulation

Viral metagenomics analysis and eight novel viral genomes identified from the Dushanzi mud volcanic soil in Xinjiang, China – Dan-Ting Yu, Journal of Soils and Sediments

Efficacy of Bacillus subtilis native strains for biocontrol of Phytophthora crown and root rot of pistachio in Iran – Mohammad Moradi, Tropical Plant Pathology

Modification of plant cell wall chemistry impacts metabolome and microbiome composition in Populus PdKOR1 RNAi plants – Allison M. Veach, Plant and Soil

Continuous application of different fertilizers induces distinct bulk and rhizosphere soil protist communities – Sai Guo, European Journal of Soil Biology

Microbial communities and natural fermentation of corn silages prepared with farm bunker-silo in Southwest China – Hao Guan, Bioresource Technology

Cultivated methanotrophs associated with rhizospheres of traditional rice landraces from Western India belong to Methylocaldum and Methylocystis – Monali C. Rahalkar, 3 Biotech

Metal(loid)-resistant bacteria reduce wheat Cd and As uptake in metal(loid)-contaminated soil – Xiao-Han Wang, Environmental Pollution

Enhanced removal of nitrate in the maize rhizosphere by plant growth-promoting Bacillus megaterium NCT-2, and its colonization pattern in response to nitrate – Shaohua Chu, Chemosphere

Bioactive luteoloside produced by Myroides odoratimimus, solvent-tolerant bacterium form the rhizosphere of Lonicera japonica –  Y. X. Zhao, Natural Product Research

Potential application of selected metal resistant phosphate solubilizing bacteria isolated from the gut of earthworm (Metaphire posthuma) in plant growth promotion – Jayanta  Kumar Biswas, Geoderma

Effects of Pseudomonas chenduensis and biochar on cadmium availability and microbial community in the paddy soil – Lingjuan Li, Science of The Total Environment

Continuous application of different fertilizers induces distinct bulk and rhizosphere soil protist communities – Sai Guo, European Journal of Soil Biology

Analysis on metabolic functions of stored rice microbial communities by BIOLOG ECO microplates – Zhiwen Ge, Frontiers in Microbiology

Effects of discrete bioactive microbial volatiles on plants and fungi – Birgit Piechulla, Plant, Cell, and Environment

Phylogenetic-scale disparities in the soil microbial diversity–ecosystem functioning relationship – Marta Goberna, ISME

Similar soil microbial community structure across different environments after long‐term succession: evidence from volcanoes of different ages – Shangqi Xu, Journal of Basic Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Comparison among the microbial communities in the lake, lake wetland, and estuary sediments of a plain river network – Wei Huang, Microbiology Open

The distinctive microbial community improves composting efficiency in a full-scale hyperthermophilic composting plant – Zhen Yu, Bioresource Technology

Co-occurrence Networks Among Bacteria and Microbial Eukaryotes of Lake Baikal During a Spring Phytoplankton Bloom – Ivan S. Mikhailov, Microbial Ecology

The Legacy Effects of Winter Climate on Microbial Functioning After Snowmelt in a Subarctic Tundra – Maria Väisänen, Microbial Ecology

Characterization of phototrophic microorganisms and description of new cyanobacteria isolated from the saline-alkaline crater-lake Dziani Dzaha (Mayotte, Indian Ocean) – M. Cellamare, FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Methanogens in the Antarctic Dry Valley Permafrost – Tatiana A. Vishnivetskaya, FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Bacterial Diversity in an Alpine Debris-Free and Debris-Cover Accumulation Zone Glacier Ice, North Sikkim, India – Mingma Thundu Sherpa, Indian Journal of Microbiology

Culturing the ubiquitous freshwater actinobacterial acI lineage by supplying a biochemical ‘helper’ catalase – Suhyun Kim, bioRxiv

Assessing the effect of pretreatments on the structure and functionality of microbial communities for the bioconversion of microalgae to biogas – Olivia Córdova, Frontiers in Microbiology

Great Salt Lake microbiology: a historical perspective – Bonnie K. Baxter, International Microbiology

Life from the ashes: survival of dry bacterial spores after very high temperature exposure – Lynda Beladjal, Extremophiles

Microbial and geochemical controls on waste rock weathering and drainage quality – Sharon Blackmore, Science of The Total Environment

Characterization and high-throughput sequencing of a trichlorophenol-dechlorinating microbial community acclimated from sewage sludge – Jiaxiu Song, Journal of Cleaner Production

Impacts of surface-applied residues on N-cycling soil microbial communities in miscanthus and switchgrass cropping systems – Karen A. Thompson, Applied Soil Ecology

Water is a critical factor in evaluating and assessing microbial colonization and destruction of Angkor sandstone monuments – Xiaobo Liu, International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation

Methanogenic community shifts during the transition from sewage mono-digestion to co-digestion of grass biomass – Justus Hardegen, Bioresource Technology

Bacterial lineages putatively associated with the dissemination of antibiotic resistance genes in a full-scale urban wastewater treatment plant – Carlos Narciso-da-Rocha, Environment International

Impact of organic waste composition on life cycle energy production, global warming and Water use for treatment by anaerobic digestion followed by composting – Sara A. Pace, Resources, Conservation and Recycling

1H NMR metabolomics of microbial metabolites in the four MW agricultural biogas plant reactors: A case study of inhibition mirroring the acute rumen acidosis symptoms – Boštjan Murovec, Journal of Environmental Management

Comparative Metagenomics Provides Insight into the Ecosystem Functioning of the Shark Bay Stromatolites, Western Australia – Joany Babilonia, Frontiers in Microbiology

Assessing the abundance of fungal populations in a full-scale membrane bioreactor (MBR) treating urban wastewater by using quantitative PCR (qPCR) – P. Maza-Márquez, Journal of Environmental Management

Food microbiology

Occurrence of lactic acid bacteria and yeasts at species and strain level during spontaneous fermentation of mawè, a cereal dough produced in West Africa – Marcel Houngbédji, Food Microbiology

Probiotics / prebiotics

Probiotics in IBD: Combining in vitro and in vivomodels for selecting strains with both anti-inflammatory potential as well as a capacity to restore the gut epithelial barrier – Mazen Zaylaa, Journal of Functional Foods

Can prebiotics assist in the management of cognition and weight gain in schizophrenia? – Amy Chia-Ching Kao, Psychoneuroendocrinology

Probiotic potentials of Lactobacillus plantarum isolated from fermented durian (Tempoyak), a Malaysian traditional condiment – Asmariah Ahmad, Food Science and Nutrition

Bioinformatics

Identifying Heritable Communities of Microbiome by Root-Unifrac and Wishart Distribution – Yunfan Tang, bioRxiv

PARTIE: a partition engine to separate metagenomic and amplicon projects in the Sequence Read Archive – Pedro J. Torres, Bioinformatics

Techniques

Dead or Alive? Molecular life-dead distinction in human stool samples reveals significantly different composition of the microbial community – Alexandra Perras, bioRxiv

Critical Assessment of Methods to Quantify Biofilm Growth and Evaluate Antibiofilm Activity of Host Defence Peptides – Evan F. Haney, Biomolecules

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June 3, 2018

Today’s digest full of great and fun studies including a fungal survey of the atmosphere and links between gut microbiome and MS.

General Microbiome

RNA-based stable isotope probing (RNA-SIP) to unravel intestinal host-microbe interactions. Egert M. Methods

Environmental Sources of Bacteria Differentially Influence Host-Associated Microbial Dynamics.Cardona C. mSystems

Biohydrogen production from space crew’s waste simulants using thermophilic consolidated bioprocessing.Wang J. Bioresource Technology

Prevalence of <i>Trichomonas vaginalis</i> infection and protozoan load in South African women: a cross-sectional study.de Waaij DJ.BMJ Open

Time course metabolome of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass confirms correlation between leptin, body weight and the microbiome.Seridi L. PLoS One

Gut Microbiome

A gut feeling about multiple sclerosis.Quintana FJ. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Dietary fat and gut microbiota: mechanisms involved in obesity control.Coelho OGL. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition

Probiotic Species in the Modulation of Gut Microbiota: An Overview.Azad MAK J. Biomedical Research International.

The Relationship between Frequently Used Glucose-Lowering Agents and Gut Microbiota in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.Lv Y. Journal of Diabetes Research

The Gut Microbiome Profile in Obesity: A Systematic Review.Castaner O. International Journal of Endocrinology.

The <i>Lactobacillus</i> Bile Salt Hydrolase Repertoire Reveals Niche-Specific Adaptation.O’Flaherty S. mSphere

Skin Microbiome

Early-life skin microbiota in hospitalized preterm and full-term infants.Younge NE. Microbiome.

Oral Microbiome

Stimulated and unstimulated saliva samples have significantly different bacterial profiles.Gomar-Vercher S. PLoS

Alterations in the oral microbiome in HIV-infected participants after antiretroviral therapy administration are influenced by immune status.Presti RM. AIDS

Oral microbiota in youth with perinatally acquired HIV infection. Starr JR. Microbiome

Air and Water Microbiome

Biogeochemical probing of microbial communities in a basalt-hosted hot spring at Kverkfjöll volcano, Iceland.Cousins CR. Geobiology

Taxonomic diversity of fungi deposited from the atmosphere.Woo C. ISME Journal.

Model Communities Hint at Promiscuous Metabolic Linkages between Ubiquitous Free-Living Freshwater Bacteria.Garcia SL. mSphere.

Animal Experiments and Microbiome

Thermal processing of food reduces gut microbiota diversity of the host and triggers adaptation of the microbiota: evidence from two vertebrates.Zhang Z. Microbiome

Longevity extension in Drosophila through gut-brain communication.Westfall S. Scientific Reports

Exploring the diversity-stability paradigm using sponge microbial communities.Glasl B. Scientific Reports

Exploring the Microbiome of Callinectes sapidus (Maryland Blue Crab).Ramachandran P. Genome Announcements

Effect of different types of olive oil pomace dietary supplementation on the rumen microbial community profile in Comisana ewes.Mannelli F. Scientific Reports

Variation in faecal microbiota in a group of horses managed at pasture over a 12-month period.Salem SE. Scientific Reports

Intestinal microbiota composition is altered according to nutritional biorhythms in the leopard coral grouper (Plectropomus leopardus).Mekuchi M. PLoS One

Characterization of the fecal and mucosa-associated microbiota in dogs with colorectal epithelial tumors.Herstad KMV.PLoS One

Fungal, Bacterial, and Archaeal Diversity in the Digestive Tract of Several Beetle Larvae (Coleoptera). Ziganshina EE. Biomedical Research International.

Plant and Soil Microbiomes

Antibiotic Resistance in Plant-Pathogenic Bacteria. Sundin GW. Annual Review of Phytopathology

Characterization of Microbial Communities in Pilot-Scale Constructed Wetlands with <i>Salicornia</i> for Treatment of Marine Aquaculture Effluents.Ma X. Archaea.

Fall Armyworm-Associated Gut Bacteria Modulate Plant Defense Responses.Acevedo FE. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions

Multifunctional potential of endophytic and rhizospheric microbial isolates associated with Butia purpurascens roots for promoting plant growth.da Silva CF. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek

Rapid Microbial Community Changes During Initial Stages of Pine Litter Decomposition.Gołębiewski M. Microbial Ecology

In situ relationships between microbiota and potential pathobiota in Arabidopsis thaliana.Bartoli C. ISME Journal.

 

May 29, 2018

 

Today we have an interesting review discussing the best practices for performing a microbiome study by R. Knight, “Microbial wars” – a brief overview on microbial competition by M.A. Bauer. Check many other interesting papers, particularly “crowded” section of Soil microbes, while in news you can read how scientists tested bacteria’s power to boost broccoli growth in space. Enjoy!

General microbiome

Review: Best practices for analysing microbiomes – Rob Knight – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Microbial wars: Competition in ecological niches and within the microbiome – Maria A. Bauer – Microbial Cell

Review: Concepts and Methods to Access Novel Antibiotics from Actinomycetes – Joachim J. Hug  – Antibiotics

 

 

Human gut microbiome

Gut Microbiota and Human Health: Insights From Ecological Restoration – Matthew R. Orr – The Quarterly Review of Biology

Maternal omega-3 fatty acids regulate offspring obesity through persistent modulation of gut microbiota – Ruairi C. Robertson – Microbiome

Current Evidence for the Management of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Using Fecal Microbiota Transplantation – Seong Ran Jeon – Current Infectious Disease Reports

The contribution of culturomics to the repertoire of isolated human bacterial and archaeal species – Melhem Bilen – Microbiome

Animal experiments

Gut microbes contribute to variation in solid organ transplant outcomes in mice – Christine M. McIntosh – Microbiome

Animal microbiome 

Necessary Sequencing Depth and Clustering Method to Obtain Relatively Stable Diversity Patterns in Studying Fish Gut Microbiota – Fanshu Xiao – Current Microbiology

Microbial shifts in the swine nasal microbiota in response to parenteral antimicrobial administration – Mohamed Zeineldin – Microbial Pathogenesis

Photobacterium malacitanum sp. nov., and Photobacterium andalusiense sp. nov., two new bacteria isolated from diseased farmed fish in Southern Spain – Alejandro M. Labella – Systematic and Applied Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Effects of genetically modified Burkholderia pyrrocinia JK-SH007E1 on soil microbial community in poplar rhizosphere – L. He – Forest Pathology

Dynamics of soil nitrogen fractions and their relationship with soil microbial communities in two forest species of northern China – Dong Liu – PLOS One

Short-term transcriptional response of microbial communities to N-fertilization in a pine forest soil – Michaeline B.N. Albright – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Spatial structuring of soil microbial communities in commercial apple orchards – Greg Deakin – Applied Soil Ecology

Dynamics of soil nitrogen fractions and their relationship with soil microbial communities in two forest species of northern China – Dong Liu – PLOS One

Effects of winter snowpack and nitrogen addition on the soil microbial community in a temperate forest in northeastern China – Guoyong Yan – Ecological Indicators

Responses of soil bacterial communities to Conyza canadensis invasion with different cover classes along a climatic gradient* – Congyan Wang – CLEAN Soil Water

Shifts in microbial community structure and soil nitrogen mineralization following short-term soil amendment with the ammonifier Bacillus amyloliquefaciens DT – Cai Hui – International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation

Restoration with pioneer plants changes soil properties and remodels the diversity and structure of bacterial communities in rhizosphere and bulk soil of copper mine tailings in Jiangxi Province, China – Xiaoyan Sun – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Enhancer assisted-phytoremediation of mercury-contaminated soils by Oxalis corniculata L., and rhizosphere microorganism distribution of Oxalis corniculata L. – Zhongchuang Liu – Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Draft Genome Sequence of the Plant Growth-Promoting Sphingobium sp. Strain AEW4, Isolated from the Rhizosphere of the Beachgrass Ammophila breviligulata – Abanoub E. Wanees – Genome Announcements

Cultivar-specific response of bacterial community to cadmium contamination in the rhizosphere of rice (Oryza sativa L.)  – Dandi Hou – Environmental Pollution

Elevated CO2 increases the abundance but simplifies networks of soybean rhizosphere fungal community in Mollisol soils – Zhenhua Yu – Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment

Suppression of Alternaria blight disease and plant growth promotion of mustard (Brassica juncea L.) by antagonistic rhizosphere bacteria – R. Sharma – Applied Soil Ecology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Salipaludibacillus halalkaliphilus sp. nov., a moderately haloalkaliphilic bacterium from a coastal-marine wetland – Mohammad Ali Amoozegar – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Insights into Brevibacillus borstelensis AK1 through Whole Genome Sequencing: A Thermophilic Bacterium Isolated from a Hot Spring in Saudi Arabia – Amjad B. Khalil – BioMed Research International

Seasonal dynamics of bacterioplankton community in a large, shallow, highly dynamic freshwater lake – Zhaoyu Kong – Canadian Journal of Microbiology

Sediment microbial communities influenced by cool hydrothermal fluid migration – Laura A. Zinke – Frontiers in Microbiology / Extreme Microbiology

Microbial interactions with dissolved organic matter drive carbon dynamics and community succession’ – Xiaoqin Wu – Frontiers in Microbiology / Microbiological Chemistry and Geomicrobiology

Metabolites change of Scenedesmus obliquus exerted by AgNPs – Pu Wang – Journal of Environmental Sciences

Built environment

Cultivable microbial diversity associated with cellular phones – Rashmi Kurli – Frontiers in Microbiology / Systems Microbiology

Food microbiology

A bioinformatics pipeline integrating predictive metagenomics profiling for the analysis of 16S rDNA/rRNA sequencing data originated from foods – Marios Mataragas – Food Microbiology

Phages and viruses

Identification of a bacteriophage from an environmental multidrug-resistant E. coli isolate and its function in horizontal transfer of ARGs – Qiang Wang – Science of The Total Environment

Metagenomic analysis of the RNA fraction of the fecal virome indicates high diversity in pigs infected by porcine endemic diarrhea virus in the United States – Qi Chen – Virology Journal

Bioinformatics

Evaluating the use of diversity indices to distinguish between microbial communities with different traits – Sergey Feranchuka – Research in Microbiology

Taxonomic and functional compositions impacted by the quality of metatranscriptomic assemblies – Maggie Lau – Frontiers in Microbiology – Microbiological Chemistry and Geomicrobiology

Biotechnology

Practical applications of PCR primers in detection of anammox bacteria effectively from different types of samples – Zhichao Zhou – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Systems analysis of phosphate-limitation-induced lipid accumulation by the oleaginous yeast Rhodosporidium toruloides – Yanan Wang – Biotechnology for Biofuels

Review: A decade of understanding secondary metabolism in Pseudomonas spp. for sustainable agriculture and pharmaceutical applications – Izzah Shahid – Environmental Sustainability

Microbes in the news

Could we work together with our bacteria to stop infection?

Scientists test bacteria’s power to boost broccoli growth in space

May 10, 2018

Today we have quite a few interesting papers in “Water microbiome”, there you can read about: drift in the community structuring of bacteria and microbial eukaryotes by R.Logares; phylogeny‐based database “EukRef–Ciliophora” by V. Boscaro;  diverse bacterial and viral populations in agricultural freshwater pond by J. Chopyk. In a “Bioinformatics” section you can read about “MIMOSA: Algorithms for Microbial Profiling” (by O. U. Nalbantoglu) and about use of SplinectomeR package in longitudinal microbiome studies by R.R. Shields- Cutler. Enjoy!

Jobs

PhD position for anaerobic microbiology of the Black Sea, Netherlands

General microbiome

Cargo Transport Shapes the Spatial Organization of a Microbial Community – Abhishek Shrivastava – bioRxiv

The Effect of Berberine on the Transcriptome and Proteome of E. coli – Zhang Shilei – bioRxiv

Predator-by-Environment Interactions Mediate Bacterial Competition in the Dictyostelium discoideum Microbiome – R. Fredrik Inglis – Frontiers in Microbiology / Evolutionary and Genomic Microbiology

Diversity time-period and diversity-time-area relationships exemplified by the human microbiome – Zhanshan (Sam) Ma – Scientific Reports

Pregnancy and early life

Microbial Biomarkers of Intestinal Barrier Maturation in Preterm Infants – Bing Ma – bioRxiv

Influence of human milk oligosaccharides on adherence of bifidobacteria and clostridia to cell lines – Musilova Sarka  – Acta Microbiologica et Immunologica Hungarica

 

Oral microbiome

Research on oral microbiota of monozygotic twins with discordant caries experience – in vitro and in vivo study – Hongle Wu – Scientific Reports

Glycemic Status Affects the Subgingival Microbiome of Diabetic Patients – Priscila Larcher Longo – Journal of Clinical Periodontology

Research on oral microbiota of monozygotic twins with discordant caries experience – in vitro and in vivo study – Hongle Wu – Scientific Reports

Human gut microbiome

Fecal microbiota transplantation in experimental ulcerative colitis reveals associated gut microbial and host metabolic reprogramming – Zhixiang Yan – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Fecal microbiota transplantation treatment for refractory ulcerative colitis with allergy to 5-aminosalicylic acid: A case report – Hong-Gang Wang – Medicine

Review: Influence of Commensal Microbiota on the Enteric Nervous System and Its Role in Neurodegenerative Diseases – Endres K. – Journal of Innate Immunology

Loss of Ethanolamine Utilization in Enterococcus faecalis Increases Gastrointestinal Tract Colonization – Karan Gautam Kavala – mBio

Compositional and Functional Differences in the Human Gut Microbiome Correlate with Clinical Outcome following Infection with Wild-Type Salmonella enterica Serovar Typhi – Yan Zhang – mBio

Animal experiments

Effects of gut microbiota and time of treatment on tissue levels of green tea polyphenols in mice – Anna B. Liu – BioFactors

Gastrointestinal microbiota and mucosal immune gene expression in neonatal pigs reared in a cross-fostering model – Nidia Maradiaga – Microbial Pathogenesis

Prolonged restraint stressor exposure in outbred CD-1 mice impacts microbiota, colonic inflammation, and short chain fatty acids – Ross M. Maltz – PLOS One

Review: Biomarkers for monitoring intestinal health in poultry: present status and future perspective – Richard Ducatelle – Veterinary Research

Animal microbiome 

Near full-length 16S rRNA gene next-generation sequencing revealed Asaia as a common midgut bacterium of wild and domesticated Queensland fruit fly larvae – Ania T. Deutscher – Microbiome

Crown-of-thorns sea star, Acanthaster cf. solaris, have tissue-characteristic microbiomes with potential roles in health and reproduction – Lone Høja – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Multilevel social structure and diet shape the gut microbiota of the gelada monkey, the only grazing primate – Pål Trosvik – Microbiome

Antimicrobial activity in culturable gut microbial communities of springtails – Valeria Agamennone  – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Diversity and antimicrobial potential in sea anemone and holothurian microbiomes – Elizabeth León-Palmero  – PLOS One

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Niche partition of phenanthrene-degrading bacteria along a Phragmites australis rhizosphere gradient – Xiaofei Lv – Biology and Fertility of Soils

Core microbiomes for sustainable agroecosystems – Toju H -Nature Plants

Determination of agricultural impact on soil microbial activity using δ18OP HCl and respiration experiments – Katherine Polain – ACS Earth and Space Chemistry

Seasonal dynamics of bacterial communities in a Betula albosinensis forest – C. Du – European Journal of Soil Science

Niche partition of phenanthrene-degrading bacteria along a Phragmites australis rhizosphere gradient – Xiaofei Lv – Biology and Fertility of Soils

Water and extremophile microbiome

Effects of Xiantao sewage treatment on microbial community structure of shallow groundwater in wetland – Shu-Fen Song – bioRxiv

Unexpected versatility in the metabolism and ecophysiology of globally relevant nitrite-oxidizing Nitrotoga bacteria – Andrew Boddicker – bioRxiv

Long-term seasonality of marine photoheterotrophic bacteria reveals low cohesiveness within the different phylogroups – Adrià Auladell – bioRxiv

Molecular cloning of glutathione peroxidase gene of Antarctic ice microalga Chlamydomonas sp. ICE‐L and its expression changes under temperature and salinity stress – Jin Hui Wang – Phycological Research

Contrasting prevalence of selection and drift in the community structuring of bacteria and microbial eukaryotes – Ramiro Logares – Environmental Microbiology

EukRef–Ciliophora: A manually curated, phylogeny‐based database of small subunit rRNA gene sequences of ciliates – Vittorio Boscaro – Environmental Microbiology

Novel human-associated Lachnospiraceae genetic markers improve detection of fecal pollution sources in urban waters – Shuchen Feng – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Municipal wastewater treatment potential and metal accumulation strategies of Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott and Typha latifolia L. in a constructed wetland – Vivek Rana – Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

Agricultural Freshwater Pond Supports Diverse and Dynamic Bacterial and Viral Populations – Jessica Chopyk – Frontiers in Microbiology / Aquatic Microbiology

Characterization of a Highly Enriched Microbial Consortium Reductively Dechlorinating 2,3-Dichlorophenol and 2,4,6-Trichlorophenol and the Corresponding cprA Genes from River Sediment – Wael S. El-Sayed – Polish Journal of Microbiology

Built environment

Characterization of fungi in office dust: comparing results of microbial secondary metabolites, fungal ITS region sequencing, viable culture, and other microbial indices – Ju Hyeong Park – Indoor Air

Investigation of the Active Biofilm Communities on Polypropylene Filter Media in a Fixed Biofilm Reactor for Wastewater Treatment – Iffat Naz – Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology

Food microbiology

Characterization of the contaminant bacterial communities in sugarcane first-generation industrial ethanol production – Maria L. Bonatelli – FEMS Microbiology Letters

Probiotics / prebiotics

Phylotype-level profiling of lactobacilli in highly complex environments by means of an ITS-based metagenomic approach – Christian Milani – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Comparative Genomics Reveals the Regulatory Complexity of Bifidobacterial Arabinose and Arabino-Oligosaccharide Utilization – Aleksandr A. Arzamasov – Frontiers in Microbiology /Evolutionary and Genomic Microbiology

 

Bioinformatics

MIMOSA: Algorithms for Microbial Profiling – Ozkan Ufuk Nalbantoglu – IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

SplinectomeR Enables Group Comparisons in Longitudinal Microbiome Studies – Robin R. Shields-Cutler – Frontiers in Microbiology / Systems Microbiology

Metagenome enrichment approach used for selection of oil-degrading bacteria consortia for drill cutting residue bioremediation – Alaine B.Guerra – Environmental Pollution

Biotechnology

Microbial co-culturing systems: butanol production from organic wastes through consolidated bioprocessing – Yujia Jiang – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Techniques

Sensitive detection of Live Escherichia coli by bacteriophage amplification-coupled immunoassay on the Luminex® MAGPIX instrument – Tomotaka Mido – bioRxiv

Microbes in the news

Scientists use dietary seaweed to manipulate gut bacteria in mice

Microbes are savvy investors when contributing to the common good

 

May 2, 2018

 

In our 2nd May Digest there are many interesting Jobs, News and papers, among which few recommendations: the review on human oral microbiota by Yangheng Zhang, bacterial versus human thymidylate synthas by Zahidul Islam, gut metabolome meets microbiome by Santosh Lamichhane and GET_PHYLOMARKERS – a new software package for phylogenomics and inferring pan-genome phylogenies. Enjoy!

Jobs

Research assistant in Microbial Systems and Synthetic Biology, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Research Scientist Engineer, University of Washington, WA, US

Post-Doctoral Research Scientist – Molecular Biology/Biochemistry, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, UK

Post-doc position, Universite Bourgogne Franche-Comté, Dijon, France

General microbiome

Novel Antimicrobials for the Treatment of Clostridium difficile Infection – Nicola Petrosillo – Frontiers in Medicine

Metagenomic assessment of the interplay between the environment and the genetic diversification of Acinetobacter – Marc Garcia-Garcera – Environmental Microbiology

Further expansion of methane metabolism in the Archaea – Yulin Wang – bioRxiv

Bacterial versus human thymidylate synthase: Kinetics and functionality – Zahidul Islam – PLOS One

Humans as holobionts: implications for prevention and therapy – Maarten van de Guchte – Microbiome

Genomewide characterisation of the genetic diversity of carotenogenesis in bacteria of the order Sphingomonadales – Shivakumara Siddaramappa – Microbial Genomics

Pregnancy and early life

Spleen development is modulated by neonatal gut microbiota – M. Manuela Rosado – Immunology Letters

HIV antiretroviral exposure in pregnancy induces detrimental placenta vascular changes that are rescued by progesterone supplementation – Hakimeh Mohammadi – Scientific Reports

Human respiratory microbiome

Biological exacerbation clusters demonstrate asthma and COPD overlap with distinct mediator and microbiome profiles  – Michael A. Ghebre – Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Oral microbiome

Review: Human oral microbiota and its modulation for oral health – Yangheng Zhang – Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy

Oral Administration of Probiotics Increases Paneth Cells and Intestinal Antimicrobial Activity – Silvia I. Cazorla – Frontiers in Microbiology /Food Microbiology

Oral microbiota reveals signs of acculturation in Mexican American women – Kristi L. Hoffman – PLOS One

Human gut microbiome

Gut metabolome meets microbiome: A methodological perspective to understand the relationship between host and microbe – Santosh Lamichhane – Methods

Linking gut microbiota to cardiovascular disease and hypertension: Lessons from chronic kidney disease – B. Meijers – Pharmacological Research

PGRP-LB homolog acts as a negative modulator of immunity in maintaining the gut-microbe symbiosis of red palm weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus Olivier – Bishnu Dawadi – Developmental & Comparative Immunology

Imbalance of gut microbiome and intestinal epithelial barrier dysfunction in cardiovascular disease  – Judith N. Lezutekong – Clinical Science

Intestinal Immunomodulatory Cells (T Lymphocytes): A Bridge between Gut Microbiota and Diabetes – Qingwei Li – Mediators of Inflammation

In Vitro Fermentation Behaviour of Isomalto/Malto‐Polysaccharides Using Human Faecal Inoculum Indicates Prebiotic Potential – Fangjie Gu – Molecular Nutrition & food Research

A repeat offender: Recurrent extraintestinal Clostridium difficile infection following fecal microbiota transplantation – Bradley J.Gardiner – Anaerobe

Illuminating the microbiome’s dark matter: a functional genomic toolkit for the study of human gut Actinobacteria – Jordan E Bisanz – bioRxiv

Animal experiments

Astragalus affects fecal microbial composition of young hens as determined by 16S rRNA sequencing – Hongxing Qiao – AMB Express

Omeprazole Minimally Alters the Fecal Microbial Community in Six Cats: A Pilot Study – Sarah M. Schmid – Frontiers in Veterinary Science

Resveratrol Prevents the Development of Hypertension Programmed by Maternal Plus Post‐Weaning High‐Fructose Consumption Through Modulation of Oxidative Stress, Nutrient‐Sensing Signals, and Gut Microbiota – You-Lin Tain – Molecular Nutrition & Food Research

DNA microarray-based assessment of virulence potential of Shiga toxin gene-carrying Escherichia coli O104:H7 isolated from feedlot cattle feces – Pragathi B. Shridhar – PLOS One

Animal microbiome

Comparative metabolomics of aging in a long-lived bat: Insights into the physiology of extreme longevity – Hope C. Ball – PLOS One

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Identification of chemotaxis compounds in root exudates and their sensing chemoreceptors in plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria Bacillus amyloliquefaciens SQR9 – Haichao Feng – Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions

Shared strategies for β-lactam catabolism in the soil microbiome – Terence S. Crofts – Nature Chemical Biology

Review: Molecular networks in plant-pathogen holobiont – Tatsuya Nobori – FEBS Letters

Importance of Soil Temperature for the Growth of Temperate Crops under a Tropical Climate and Functional Role of Soil Microbial Diversity – Nurul Syazwani Ahmad Sabri – Microbes and Environments

The Impact of Remediation Through Stabilizing Amendments on Taxonomic and Metabolic Patterns of Bacteria and Archaea in Cadmium-Contaminated Paddy Fields in Southwestern China – Yi Chen – bioRxiv

Cas9/CRISPR genome editing to demonstrate the contribution of Cyp51A Gly138Ser to azole resistance in Aspergillus fumigatus – Takashi Umeyama – bioRxiv

Short-term microbial effects of a large-scale mine-tailing storage facility collapse on the local natural environment – Heath W. Garris –  PLOS One

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Effect of the natural arsenic gradient on the diversity and arsenic resistance of bacterial communities of the sediments of Camarones River (Atacama Desert, Chile) – Carla G. Leon – PLOS One

The association of diet, gut microbiota and colorectal cancer: what we eat may imply what we get – Jia Yang – Protein & Cell

Marine-influenced microbial communities inhabit terrestrial hot springs on a remote island volcano – Lucy C. Stewart – Extremophiles

Lignite coal burning seam in the remote Altai Mountains harbors a hydrogen-driven thermophilic microbial community – Vitaly V. Kadnikov – Scientific Reports

Effects of Fecal Source Input, Environmental Conditions, and Environmental Sources on Enterococci Concentrations in a Coastal Ecosystem – Derek Rothenheber – bioRxiv

Precipitation of Calcium Carbonate Mineral Induced by Viral Lysis of Cyanobacteria – Hengchao Xu – Biogeosciences

Food microbiology

Probiotic and Technological Properties of Exopolysaccharide Producing Lactic Acid Bacteria Isolated from Cereal-based Nigerian Fermented Food Products – A.T. Adesulu-Dahunsi – Food Control

Phages and viruses

Human enteric bacteria and viruses in five wastewater treatment plants in the Eastern Cape, South Africa – Olayinka Osuolale – Journal of Infection and Public Health

Dissecting the herpesvirus architecture by targeted proteolysis – Gina Rose Daniel – bioRxiv

Bioinformatics

GET_PHYLOMARKERS, a Software Package to Select Optimal Orthologous Clusters for Phylogenomics and Inferring Pan-Genome Phylogenies, Used for a Critical Geno-Taxonomic Revision of the Genus Stenotrophomonas – Pablo Vinuesa – Frontiers in Microbiology / Evolutionary and Genomic Microbiology

Bioenergy

Genome-centric metatranscriptomes and ecological roles of the active microbial populations during cellulosic biomass anaerobic digestion – Yangyang Jia – Biotechnology for Biofuels

Meta-proteomic analysis of protein expression distinctive to electricity-generating biofilm communities in air-cathode microbial fuel cells – Jeremy F. Chignell – Biotechnology for Biofuels

Metagenome, metatranscriptome, and metaproteome approaches unraveled compositions and functional relationships of microbial communities residing in biogas plants – Julia Hassa – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Mini Review: New concepts in anaerobic digestion processes: recent advances and biological aspects – Antonio Castellano-Hinojosa – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Genome comparison of different Zymomonas mobilis strains provides insights on conservation of the evolution – Chen Chen – PLOS One

Microbes in the news

Microbes living in a toxic volcanic lake could hold clues to life on Mars

Researchers Finally Figure Out How Vaping Impacts Your Gut Bacteria

Bacteria eat antibiotics, and warn each other of threats

 

April 27, 2018

Have a good Friday! Today’s Digest include a set of interesting reviews about the Hologenome concept, Clostridium difficile, the relation between microbiota and tuberculosis and microbiota transplantation. This digest also contains interesting articles about the use of dietary studies to control diet in microbiota studies, microbiome in cancer, microbiome and depression in rats and microbiome in soil from the Atacama’s desert.

 

Human and General Microbiome

Bile Acids and the Gut Microbiome as Potential Targets for NAFLD Treatment – Lixin Zhu – Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

Review: The role of fecal microbiota transplantation in inflammatory bowel disease – Irene D’Odorico – Journal of Digestive Diseases

Review: Put “gender glasses” on the effects of phenolic compounds on cardiovascular function and diseases – Ilaria Campesi – European Journal of Nutrition

Use of dietary indices to control for diet in human gut microbiota studies – Ruth C. E. Bowyer – Microbiome

Review: The hologenome concept of evolution after 10 years – Eugene Rosenberg – Microbiome

Pharmabiotic Manipulation of the Microbiota in Gastrointestinal Disorders: A Clinical Perspective – Fanny Giron – Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility

Microbiota potential for the treatment of sexual dysfunction – Hassan Tirandaz – Medical Hypotheses

Gut microbiome analysis identifies potential aetiological factors in acute gastroenteritis – Natalia Castaño-Rodríguez – Immunity and Infection

Skin microbiota and allergic symptoms associate with exposure to environmental microbes – Jenni Lehtimäki – PNAS

Gut microbiome of Moroccan colorectal cancer patients – Imane Allali – Medical Microbiology and Immunology

Systematic Review: Safety and efficacy of encapsulated fecal microbiota transplantation for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection: a systematic review – Umair Iqbal – European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Alterations in Enteric Virome Associate With Colorectal Cancer and Survival Outcomes – Geicho Nakatsu – Gastroenterology

High relative abundance of firmicutes and increased TNF-α levels correlate with obesity in children – Yaneth C Orbe-Orihuela – Salud Pública de México (Article in English)

Perspective: Why does the microbiome affect behaviour? – Katerina V.-A. Johnson – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Research Highlight: Exercise affects gut microbiota and bone – Claire Greenhill – Nature Reviews Endocrinology

Review: Clostridium difficile – From Colonization to Infection – Holger Schäffler – Frontiers in Microbiology

MiniReview: New Players in Immunity to Tuberculosis: The Host Microbiome, Lung Epithelium, and Innate Immune Cells – Nancy Gupta – Frontiers in Immunology

 

Animal Microbiome

A meta-barcoding approach to assess and compare the storage temperature-dependent bacterial diversity of gilt-head sea bream (Sparus aurata) originating from fish farms from two geographically distinct areas of Greece – Foteini F.Parlapani – International Journal of Food Microbiology

High-fat diet induces depression-like behaviour in mice associated with changes in microbiome, neuropeptide Y, and brain metabolome – Ahmed M. Hassan – Nutritional Neuroscience

Cascading effects on bacterial communities: cattle grazing causes a shift in the microbiome of a herbivorous caterpillar – Tali S. Berman – The ISME Journal

Microbiomes associated with bovine periodontitis and oral health – Ana C.Borsanelli – Veterinary Microbiology

Microbiota-accessible carbohydrates suppress Clostridium difficile infection in a murine model – Andrew J. Hryckowian – Nature Microbiology

High-Fat Diet Induces Dysbiosis of Gastric Microbiota Prior to Gut Microbiota in Association With Metabolic Disorders in Mice – Cong He – Frontiers in Microbiology

Differential Microbial Communities of Omnivorous and Herbivorous Cattle in Southern China – Susanna K.P.Lau – Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal

 

Plant/Soil Microbes

A microorganisms’ journey between plant generations – Nathan Vannier – Microbiome

MYB72-dependent coumarin exudation shapes root microbiome assembly to promote plant health – Ioannis A. Stringlis – PNAS

Bacterial potentials for uptake, solubilization and mineralization of extracellular phosphorus in agricultural soils are highly stable under different fertilization regimes – Martin Grafe – Environmental Microbiology Reports

 

Extremophiles

Microbiome analysis and bacterial isolation from Lejía Lake soil in Atacama Desert – Dinka Mandakovic – Extremophiles

 

Beneficial Microbes and Compounds

Current and future uses of probiotics – Georgia Tanner – JAAPA

Barley β-glucan improves metabolic condition via short-chain fatty acids produced by gut microbial fermentation in high fat diet fed mice – Junki Miyamoto – PLoS One

Systematic Review: Are probiotic treatments useful on fibromyalgia syndrome or chronic fatigue syndrome patients? A systematic review – P. Roman – Beneficial Microbes

Review: The application of in vitro human intestinal models on the screening and development of pre- and probiotics – V.T. Pham – Beneficial Microbes

 

Antimicrobial Resistance

Acquisition of multidrug-resistant organisms in the absence of antimicrobial exposure – E M C D’Agata – Clinical Infectious Diseases

 

Food Microbiome

Variation in the Microbiome, Trichothecenes, and Aflatoxins in Stored Wheat Grains in Wuhan, China – Qing-Song Yuan – Toxins

 

Methodologies

Review: Single-cell metagenomics: challenges and applications – Yuan Xu – Protein & Cell

 

April 26, 2017

General microbiome

Baseline urine metabolic phenotype in patients with severe alcoholic hepatitis and its association with outcome – Jaswinder Singh Maras – Hepatology communications

Checkpoint Checkmate: Microbiota Modulation of Cancer Immunotherapy – Eric C. Keen – Clinical chemistry

Metagenomics Analysis of Bacterial Population of Tympanosclerotic Plaques and Cholesteatomas – M. Tayyar Kalcioglu – Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery

Drinking alcohol is associated with variation in the human oral microbiome in a large study of American adults – Xiaozhou Fan – Microbiome

Pregnancy and early life

Preterm infants have distinct microbiomes not explained by mode of delivery, breastfeeding duration or antibiotic exposure – Cecilie Dahl – International Journal of Epidemiology

Gut microbial functional maturation and succession during human early life – Tomás Cerdó – Environmental microbiology

Human respiratory microbiome

Modelling upper respiratory tract diseases: getting grips on host-microbe interactions in chronic rhinosinusitis using in vitro technologies – Charlotte De Rudder Microbiome

Human skin microbiome

Skin microbiota and allergic symptoms associate with exposure to environmental microbes – Jenni Lehtimäki – PNAS

Human gut microbiome

Review :Dysbiosis in Functional Bowel Disorders – Paul Enck – Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism

Review: Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Immunonutrition: Novel Therapeutic Approaches Through Modulation of Diet and the Gut Microbiome – Larissa S Celiberto- Immunology

Comment : Richness and ecosystem development across faecal snapshots of the gut microbiota – Gwen Falony – Nature microbiology
Effects of gut microbiota manipulation on ex vivo lipolysis in human abdominal subcutaneous adipocytes – Johan W. E. Jocken – Adipocyte

Chronic kidney disease, uremic milieu, and its effects on gut bacterial microbiota dysbiosis – Lee D Chaves – American Journal of Physiology-Renal Physiology

Microbiota transplantation: concept, methodology and strategy for its modernization – Faming Zhang – Protein & Cell

The effects of sequencing platforms on phylogenetic resolution in 16 S rRNA gene profiling of human feces – Tae Woong Whon – Scientific Data

Gut Microbiota: From Microorganisms to Metabolic Organ Influencing Obesity – Richard W. Stephens – Obesity

Gut Microbes and Health: A Focus on the Mechanisms Linking Microbes, Obesity, and Related Disorders – Marialetizia Rastelli – Obesity

Review article: Impact of dietary gut microbial metabolites on the epigenome – Clarissa Gerhauser – Philosophical. Transactions of the Royal Society B

Animal experiments 

Gut Microbiota-Derived Tryptophan Metabolites Modulate Inflammatory Response in Hepatocytes and Macrophages – Cell Reports – Smitha Krishnan

Modulation of Active Gut Microbiota by Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG in a Diet Induced Obesity Murine Model – Yosep Ji – Frontiers in Microbiology

Lactobacilli Are Prominent Members of the Microbiota Involved in the Ruminal Digestion of Barley and Corn – Hee E. Yang

Intestinal microbiome of broiler chickens after use of nanoparticles and metal salts – Еlena Yausheva – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Distinct consequences of amoxicillin and ertapenem exposure in the porcine gut microbiome – Sheila Connelly – Anaerobe

Indole, a Signaling Molecule Produced by the Gut Microbiota, Negatively Impacts Emotional Behaviors in Rats – Mathilde Jaglin – Frontiers in Neuroscience

Animal microbiome 

Microbiome of Total Versus Live Bacteria in the Gut of Rex Rabbits – Xiangchao Fu – Frontiers in Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Inferring Roles in Defense from Metabolic Allocation of Rice Diterpenoids – Xuan Lu – The Plant Cell

Genotypic variation in Pinus radiata responses to nitrogen source are related to changes in the root microbiome – Marta Gallart – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Competition and habitat filtering jointly explain phylogenetic structure of soil bacterial communities across elevational gradient – Qian Zhang – Environmental Microbiology

Seagrass rhizosphere microenvironment alters plant‐associated microbial community composition – Kasper Elgetti Brodersen – Environmental Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Comparing Rock-inhabiting Microbial Communities in Different Rock Types from a High Arctic Polar Desert – Yong-Hoe Choe – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Microbial communities in bakken region produced water – Daniel Lipus – FEMS Microbiology Letters

Aerobic microbial taxa dominate deep subsurface cores from the Alberta oil sands – Christina M Ridley – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Metal contaminations impact archaeal community composition, abundance and function in remote alpine lakes – Sergi Compte‐Port – Environmental Microbiology

 Probiotics / prebiotics

Clinical and Microbiological Effect of a Multispecies Probiotic Supplementation in Celiac Patients With Persistent IBS-type Symptoms: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-controlled, Multicenter Trial – Ruggiero Francavilla – Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology

Review: Are Probiotics Effective in Targeting Alcoholic Liver Diseases? – Meegun Hong – Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins