March 22, 2017

Today’s digest features interesting review articles on the role of microbiome in health and disease, heart failure, and how the respiratory tract microbiota act as gatekeepers to respiratory health. Also, we have original research articles on the response of bacterial communities in oil-contaminated marine waters to addition of chemical and biological dispersants. Also, a very fascinating article in Harvard Business review on the gender bias against junior female scientists. Not surprising!! Enjoy.

General microbiome

*Review: The role of the microbiome in human health and disease: an introduction for clinicians – Vincent B Young – British Medical Journal

*Review: Targeting the Microbiome in Heart Failure – Allyson Zabell – Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine

Gastric microbiota features associated with cancer risk factors and clinical outcomes: A pilot study in gastric cardia cancer patients from Shanxi, China – Guoqin Yu – international Journal of Cancer

Pregnancy and early life

Late preterm birth has direct and indirect effects on infant gut microbiota development during the first six months of life – M Forsgren – Acta Pediatrica

Vaginal microbiome

Characterization of vaginal Lactobacillus species by rplK -based multiplex qPCR in Russian women – Vladimir V. Demkin – Anaerobe

Human oral microbiome

Changes in salivary microbiota increase volatile sulfur compounds production in healthy male subjects with academic-related chronic stress – Bruno Dias Nani – Plos One

Candida albicans biofilm heterogeneity does not influence denture stomatitis but strongly influences denture cleansing capacity – Lindsay E. O’Donnell – Journal of Medical Microbiology

Oral Bacterial Infections : Diagnosis and Management – Glendee Reynolds-Campbell – Dental Clinics of North America

Human respiratory microbiome

*The microbiota of the respiratory tract: gatekeeper to respiratory health – Wing Ho Man – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Human gut microbiome

Editorial : Infant colic is still a mysterious disorder of the microbiota–gut–brain axis – Anna Pärtty – Acta Pediatrica

Review: More Flavor for Flavonoid-Based Interventions? – Nadeem O. Kaakoush – Trends in Molecular Medicine

Perspectives : New Frontiers in Fibers: Innovative and Emerging Research on the Gut Microbiome and Bone Health – Taylor C. Wallace – Journal of the American College of Nutrition

Does the Gut Microbiota Influence Immunity and Inflammation in Multiple Sclerosis Pathophysiology? – Monika Adamczyk-Sowa – Journal of Immunology Research

The Role of Intestinal Alkaline Phosphatase in Inflammatory Disorders of Gastrointestinal Tract – Jan Bilski – Mediators of Inflammation

The Gut Microbiome, Energy Homeostasis, and Implications for Hypertension – Ruth A. Riedl – Current Hypertension Reports

Fecal Microbiota Transplantation

Commentary: A proposed definition of microbiota transplantation for regulatory purposes – Diane E. Hoffmann – Gut Microbes

Review: Novel Indications for Fecal Microbial Transplantation: Update and Review of the Literature – Nathaniel Aviv Cohen – Digestive Diseases and Sciences

Animal microbiome

Review: Role of the microbiome in swine respiratory disease – Megan C. Niederwerder – Veterinary Microbiology

Comparative composition, diversity, and abundance of oligosaccharides in early lactation milk from commercial dairy and beef cows – William M. Sischo – Journal of Dairy Science

Comparative analysis of fecal microbial communities in cattle and Bactrian camels – Liang Ming – Plos One

Sheep fed with banana leaf hay reduce ruminal protozoa population – Cláudio Eduardo Silva Freitas – Tropical Animal Health and Production

Metabolomics

Review: Metabolomic-guided discovery of Alzheimer’s disease biomarkers from body fluid – Che Nor Adlia Enche Ady – Journal of Neuroscience Research

Animal experiments

The farming environment protects mice from allergen-induced skin contact hypersensitivity – C. P. Frossard – Clinical and Experimental Allergy

Metabolomics insights into diabetes nephropathy and protective effects of Radix Scutellariae on rats using ultra-high performance liquid chromatography coupled with quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry – Lihui Men – RSC Advances

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Root plant growth promoting rhizobacteria inoculations increase ferric chelate reductase (FC-R) activity and Fe nutrition in pear under calcareous soil conditions – Muzaffer İpek – Scientia Horticulturae

Bacterial diversity of the rhizosphere and nearby surface soil of rice (Oryza sativa) growing in the Camargue (France) – Jorge R. Osman – Rhizosphere

Structure and function of the bacterial communities during rhizoremediation of hexachlorobenzene in constructed wetlands – Cuiping Zhang – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Water and extremophile microbiome
Characterization of spatial distribution of the bacterial community in the South Sea of Korea – Ji-Hui Seo – Plos One

Diversity and community structure of cyanobacteria and other microbes in recycling irrigation reservoirs – Ping Kong – Plos One

*Response of the bacterial community in oil-contaminated marine water to the addition of chemical and biological dispersants – Camila Rattes de Almeida Couto – Journal of Environmental Management

Probiotics / prebiotics

Lactobacillus johnsonii supplementation attenuates respiratory viral infection via metabolic reprogramming and immune cell modulation – W. Fonseca- Mucosal Immunology

Identification of the key excreted molecule by Lactobacillus fermentum related to host iron absorption – Ana González – Food Chemistry

Effect of 8-weeks prebiotics/probiotics supplementation on alcohol metabolism and blood biomarkers of healthy adults: a pilot study – Christopher Irwin – European Journal of Nutrition

Bioinformatics

Making big data smart—how to use metagenomics to understand soil quality – Gisle Vestergaard – Biology and Fertility of Soils

Techniques

SILVA, RDP, Greengenes, NCBI and OTT — how do these taxonomies compare? – Monika Balvočiūtė – BMC Genomics

Comparative evaluation of four bacteria-specific primer pairs for 16S rRNA gene surveys – Sofie Thijs – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbes in the news

Asthma: Researchers discover how exposure to microbes protects against asthma

Rainy Day? Microbes May Be at Play

Building A Brewery, Chapter 4: For the Love of Microbes

Science, publishing, and career 

*Junior Female Scientists Aren’t Getting the Credit They Deserve “despite evidence that women on average, may perform better than men in early stage of their careers”

Anitha’s non-microbiology picks

How Pluto’s haze could explain its red spots

Cancer cells cast a sweet spell on the immune system

Actinide chemistry expands to new oxidation states

March 17, 2017

Circadian clocks are ubiquitous timing systems that induce rhythms of biological activities in synchrony with night and day.In the first highlighted paper the authors present the structural basis of the day-night transition in a cyanobacterial circadian clock. The second highlighted paper evaluated the effects of antibiotic treatment on the honeybee gut microbiome. The authors found that exposure to antibiotics significantly alters the honeybee gut microbial community structure and leads to decreased survival.

General microbiome

Biohybrid Microtube Swimmers Driven by Single Captured Bacteria – Morgan M. Stanton – Small

Structural basis of the day-night transition in a bacterial circadian clock – Roger Tseng – Science

Pregnancy and early life

Breast Milk Polyamines and Microbiota Interactions: Impact of Mode of Delivery and Geographical Location – C Gómez-Gallego  – Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism

 
Human respiratory microbiome

Modulation of behaviour and virulence of a high alginate expressing Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain from cystic fibrosis by oral commensal bacterium Streptococcus anginosus – RD Waite  – PLOS One

Human gut microbiome

Transfer of dysbiotic gut microbiota has beneficial effects on host liver metabolism – Simon Nicolas – Molecular Systems Biology

Fecal microbiota transplantation induces hepatitis B virus e-antigen (HBeAg) clearance in patients with positive HBeAg after long-term antiviral therapy – Yan-Dan Ren – Hepatology

The Microbiome and Host Behavior – Vuong HE – Annual Review of Neuroscience

Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, the Gut Microbiome, and Diet – Zeinab Mokhtari – Advances in Nutrition

Animal experiments

Intestinal transcriptome modulation by functional diets in rainbow trout: A high-throughput sequencing appraisal to highlight GALT immunomodulation – Ana Teresa Gonçalves – Fish & Shellfish Immunology

Effects of Gliadin consumption on the Intestinal Microbiota and Metabolic Homeostasis in Mice Fed a High-fat Diet – Li Zhang – Scientific Reports

Oral administration of synthetic porcine beta-defensin-2 improves growth performance and cecal microbial flora and down-regulates the expression of intestinal toll-like receptor-4 and inflammatory cytokines in weaned piglets challenged with enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli – Zhiru Tang – Animal Science Journal

RNA-Based Stable Isotope Probing Suggests Allobaculum spp. as Particularly Active Glucose Assimilators in a Complex Murine Microbiota Cultured In Vitro – Elena Herrmann – BioMed Research International

Animal microbiome

Antibiotic exposure perturbs the gut microbiota and elevates mortality in honeybees – Kasie Raymann – PLOS Biology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Accessing the Carbofuran Degradation Ability of Cultures From Natural River Biofilms in Different Environments – Chien-Jung Tien – CLEAN – Soil, Air, Water

Impact of Agri-Usable Nanocompounds on Soil Microbial Activity: An Indicator of Soil Health – Priyanka Khati – CLEAN – Soil, Air, Water

Complete genome sequence of Pseudomonas citronellolis P3B5, a candidate for microbial phyllo-remediation of hydrocarbon-contaminated sites – Mitja N.P. Remus-Emsermann – SIGS Standards in Genomic Sciences

Is the methanogenic community reflecting the methane emissions of river sediments?—comparison of two study sites – Prem Prashant Chaudhary – Microbiology Open

Water and extremophile microbiome

Characterizing and predicting cyanobacterial blooms in an 8-year amplicon sequencing time-course – Nicolas Tromas – bioRxiv

Effect of pesticides on microbial communities in container aquatic habitats – Ephantus J. Muturi – Scientific Reports

Serpentinization-Influenced Groundwater Harbors Extremely Low Diversity Microbial Communities Adapted to High pH – KI Twing – Frontiers in Microbiology

Dynamic Succession of Groundwater Sulfate-Reducing Communities during Prolonged Reduction of Uranium in a Contaminated Aquifer – Ping Zhang – Environmental Science & Technology

Reactivation of Deep Subsurface Microbial Community in Response to Methane or Methanol Amendment – Pauliina Rajala – Frontiers in Microbiology

Built environment

Nanoscale zero-valent iron/persulfate enhanced upflow anaerobic sludge blanket reactor for dye removal: Insight into microbial metabolism and microbial community – Fei Pan – Scientific reports

Probiotics / prebiotics

Achieving High Yield of Lactic Acid for Antimicrobial Characterization in Cephalosporin-Resistant Lactobacillus by the Co-Expression of the Phosphofructokinase and Glucokinase – Gong Y – Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Phages and viruses

Inflammation boosts bacteriophage transfer between Salmonella spp.– Médéric Diard – Science

Bioinformatics

microclass: an R-package for 16S taxonomy classification – Kristian Hovde Liland – BMC Bioinformatics

Microbes in the news

Team finds new way that bacteria lay siege to neighboring cells by hijacking two factors involved in protein synthesis – Phys.Org

 

March 10, 2017

Ancient microbial DNA in Neanderthal dental calculus; the role of fungus in inflammatory bowel disease; symbiotic bacteria in the Hawaiian bobtail squid reproductive system; and a colorimetric/electrochemical device for detection of food and waterborne bacteria.

Events and jobs
Microbiology/Immunology Faculty – West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine – Lewisburg, West Virginia

Pregnancy and early life
Association of Maternal Gestational Weight Gain With the Infant Fecal Microbiota – Alyssa Robinson – Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

Review: Intestinal dysbiosis in preterm infants preceding necrotizing enterocolitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis – Mohan Pammi – Microbiome

Human oral microbiome
New approach for studying mobile genes using metagenomic analysis – K. Ishihara – Oral Diseases

Neanderthal behaviour, diet, and disease inferred from ancient DNA in dental calculus – Laura S. Weyrich – Nature

In the News: Prehistoric ‘Aspirin’ Found in Sick Neanderthal’s Teeth – National Geographic

Human skin microbiome
Using Shotgun Metagenomics to Examine the Use of Hand Microbiome as a Forensic Tool – Ning Chin – ProQuest Dissertations Publishing

Human vaginal microbiome
Review: The role of the vaginal microbiome in gynecological cancer: a review – Champer M. – BJOG

Human gut microbiome
A translational investigation into the role of dietary fatty acids in modulating endotoxemia and associated inflammation – Joshua Mark Lyte – ProQuest Dissertations Publishing

Orai1-Mediated Antimicrobial Secretion from Pancreatic Acini Shapes the Gut Microbiome and Regulates Gut Innate Immunity – Malini Ahuja – Cell Metabolism

Beyond Digestion: The Pancreas Shapes Intestinal Microbiota and Immunity – Herbert Tilg – Cell Metabolism

Low-dose penicillin exposure in early life decreases Th17 and the susceptibility to DSS colitis in mice through gut microbiota modification – Shuang Jin – Scientific Reports

Gut microbiota modulation of chemotherapy efficacy and toxicity – James. L. Alexander – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology

CD40-signalling abrogates induction of RORγt+ Treg cells by intestinal CD103+ DCs and causes fatal colitis – Christian Barthels – Nature Communications

Faecal microbiota transplantation in clinical practice – E M Terveer – Gut

Distinct Microbiome-Neuroimmune Signatures Correlate With Functional Abdominal Pain in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder – Ruth Ann Luna – Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Animal experiments
A gut reaction: The combined influence of exercise and diet on gastrointestinal microbiota in rats – Romeo Batacan – Journal of Applied Microbiology

A member of the gut mycobiota modulates host purine metabolism exacerbating colitis in mice – Chiaro TR – Science Translational Medicine

Animal microbiome
Diurnal dynamics of gaseous and dissolved metabolites and microbiota composition in the bovine rumen – Henk J. Van Lingen – Frontiers in Microbiology

Symbiotic bacteria associated with a bobtail squid reproductive system are detectable in the environment, and stable in the host and developing eggs – Allison H. Kerwin – Environmental Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome
Arsenic Transport in Rice and Biological Solutions to Reduce Arsenic Risk from Rice – Yanshan Chen – Frontiers in Plant Science

Pseudomonas fluorescens Transportome is Linked to Strain-Specific Plant Growth Promotion in Aspen Seedlings Under Nutrient Stress – Shalaka Shinde – Frontiers in Plant Science

Short-term exposure of paddy soil microbial communities to salt stress triggers different transcriptional responses of key taxonomic groups – Jingjing Peng – Frontiers in Microbiology

Fertilization of Phaseolus vulgaris with the Tunisian rock phosphate affects richness and structure of rhizosphere bacterial communities – Darin Trabelsi – Applied Soil Ecology

Bioprospecting plant-associated microbiomes – Christina A. Muller – Journal of Biotechnology

Water and extremophile microbiome
Isolation and identification of indigenous prokaryotic bacteria from arsenic-contaminated water resources and their impact on arsenic transformation – MA Jebelli – Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Performance and kinetics of membrane and hybrid moving bed biofilm-membrane bioreactors treating salinity wastewater – Alejandro Rodriguez-Sanchez – AlChE Journal

Metabolomics
Technological development of high-performance MALDI mass spectrometry imaging for the study of metabolic biology – Adam D. Feenstra – ProQuest Dissertations Publishing

Food microbiology
The Biodiversity of the Microbiota Producing Heat-Resistant Enzymes Responsible for Spoilage in Processed Bovine Milk and Dairy Products – Solimar G. Machado – Frontiers in Microbiology

Culturable microorganisms during fermentation of Veltlínske zelené (Grüner Veltliner) ice wine – K. Ženišová – Journal of Food and Nutrition Research

Metabolomics for empirical delineation of the traditional Korean fermented foods and beverages – Digar Singh – Trends in Food Science & Technology

Probiotics/prebiotics
Case Study: Integrate genome-based assessment of safety for probiotic strains: Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086 as a case study – Elisa Salvetti – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Techniques
Colorimetric and Electrochemical Bacteria Detection Using Printed Paper- and Transparency-Based Analytic Devices – Jaclyn A. Adkins – Analytical Chemistry

Microbes in the news
Exciting Microbe Research? Temper That Giddy Feeling in Your Gut – The New York Times

Garrett’s non-microbiology picks
‘Plan bee’ drone artificially pollinates flowers on behalf of bees – Design Boom

March 6, 2017

Interesting articles on the how the interactions between bacteria and fungi influence N cycling in soils. Also, fecal sample collection methods influence microbial community structure.

General microbiome

The National Biome Initiative: An Allergy Perspective. Furuta GT. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

The Microbiome in Allergic Disease: Current Understanding and Future Opportunities – 2017 PRACTALL Document of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology and the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Huang YJ. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Oral and nasal microbiome

Community analysis of dental plaque and endotracheal tube biofilms from mechanically ventilated patients.      Marino PJ. Journal of Critical Care

Oral and nasal microbiota in Parkinson’s disease. Pereira PA. Parkinsonism and Related Disorders

Gut microbiome

The effect of omeprazole treatment on the gut microflora and neutrophil function. Kostrzewska M. Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Bacterial interactions and implications for oil biodegradation process in mangrove sediments. Grativol AD. Marine Pollution Bulletin

Quantifying the importance of the rare biosphere for microbial community response to organic pollutants in a freshwater ecosystem. Wang Y. Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Probiotics

Probiotic treatment reduces depressive-like behaviour in rats independently of diet. Abildgaard A. Psychoneuroendocrinology

Techniques

Comparison of fecal collection methods for microbiota studies in Bangladesh. Vogtmann E. Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

How interacting fungal species and mineral nitrogen inputs affect transfer of nitrogen from litter via arbuscular mycorrhizal mycelium. He Y. Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Salmonella Senftenberg adaptation to linalool and its association with antibiotic resistance and environmental persistence. Hollander K. Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Fungal and bacterial contributions to nitrogen cycling in cheatgrass-invaded and uninvaded native sagebrush soils of the western USA.  DeCrappeo NM. Plant and Soil

Native soil organic matter as a decisive factor to determine the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal community structure in contaminated soils. Montiel-Rozas. Biology and Fertility of Soils

February 27, 2017

The ‘horseshoe effect’ in analyzing microbial niches; fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) in immunocompromised individuals; effects of long-term ceftriaxone sodium administration on gut microbiota diversity; DNA extraction bias in soil microbial community analysis; and a multistrain probiotic clinical trial in NAFLD.

Events and jobs

Postdoctoral Fellow in Microbiology – University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN

QC Microbiology Analyst – Leidos – Frederick, MD

General microbiome
Uncovering the Horseshoe Effect in Microbial Analyses – James T. Morton – mSystems

Pregnancy and early life
Microbiome, autoimmunity, allergy, and helminth infection: The importance of the pregnancy period – Xian Chen – American Journal of Reproductive Immunology

Implications of intrapartum azithromycin on neonatal microbiota – Jenny Mei – The Lancet Infectious Diseases

Human respiratory microbiome
Restoring CFTR Function Reduces Airway Bacteria and Inflammation in People With Cystic Fibrosis and Chronic Lung Infections – Katherine B. Hisert – American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

Microbiome of the Lung in Patient with Idiopathic Pneumonia Syndrome (IPS) after HCT – Sachiko Seo – Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation

Oral and nasal microbiota in Parkinson’s disease – Pedro A.B. Pereira – Parkinsonism & Related Disorders

Human skin microbiome
N-acetylcysteine inhibits growth, adhesion and biofilm formation of Gram-positive skin pathogens – Daria Eroshenko – Microbial Pathogenesis

Human vaginal microbiome
Olegusella massiliensis gen. nov., sp. nov., strain KHD7T, a new bacterial genus isolated from the female genital tract of a patient with bacterial vaginosis – Khoudia Diop – Anaerobe

Bacterial species colonizing the vagina of healthy women are not associated with race – May A. Beamer – Anaerobe

The influence of sexual activity on the vaginal microbiota and Gardnerella vaginalis clade diversity in young women – Vodstrcil LA – PLoS One

Human gut microbiome
Long-term taxonomic and functional divergence from donor bacterial strains following fecal microbiota transplantation in immunocompromised patients – Eli Moss – bioRxiv

Long-term use of ceftriaxone sodium induced changes in gut microbiota and immune system – Yanjie Guo – Scientific Reports

Two dynamic regimes in the human gut microbiome – Sean M. Gibbons – PLoS Computational Biology

Review: The gut microbiome in human neurological disease: A review – Helen Tremlett – Annals of Neurology

The Effects of Moderate Whole Grain Consumption on Fasting Glucose and Lipids, Gastrointestinal Symptoms, and Microbiota – Danielle N. Cooper – Nutrients

Gut microbial profile is altered in primary biliary cholangitis and partially restored after UDCA therapy – Ruqi Tang – Gut

Randomised clinical trial: faecal microbiota transplantation for recurrent Clostridum difficile infection – fresh, or frozen, or lyophilised microbiota from a small pool of healthy donors delivered by colonoscopy – Z. D. Jiang – Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Gut microbiota and systemic inflammation changes after bread consumption: The ingredients and the processing influence – Maykel Arias – Journal of Functional Foods

Review: Gut microbiome-based medical methodologies for early-stage disease prevention – Jing-Zhang Wong – Microbial Pathogenesis

The dual role of short fatty acid chains in the pathogenesis of autoimmune disease models – Mizuno M – PLoS One

Giardia duodenalis induces dysbiosis of human intestinal microbiota biofilms – Jennifer K. Beatty – International Journal for Parasitology

Animal experiments
Apple Polysaccharide inhibits microbial dysbiosis and chronic inflammation and modulates gut permeability in HFD-fed rats – Sheng Wang – International Journal of Biological Macromolecules

Animal microbiome
Metatranscriptomic profiling reveals linkages between the active rumen microbiome and feed efficiency in beef cattle – Fuyong Li – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome
Review: Genomic dissection of host–microbe and microbe–microbe interactions for advanced plant breeding – Samuel Kroll – Current Opinion in Plant Biology

Differential sharing and distinct co-occurrence networks among spatially close bacterial microbiota of bark, mosses and lichens‬‬ – Ines Aline Aschenbrenner – Molecular Ecology

The choice of the DNA extraction method may influence the outcome of the soil microbial community structure analysis – Sylwia Zielińska – Microbiology Open

High-resolution sequencing reveals unexplored archaeal diversity in freshwater wetland soils – Adrienne B. Narrowe – Environmental Microbiology

A comprehensive phylogenetic analysis of copper transporting P1B ATPases from bacteria of the Rhizobiales order uncovers multiplicity, diversity and novel taxonomic subtypes – Ciro Cubillas – Microbiology Open

Host-parasite-bacteria triangle: the microbiome of the parasitic weed Phelipanche aegyptiaca and tomato-Solanum lycopersicum (Mill.) as a host – Lilach Iasur Kruh – Frontiers in Plant Science

Diversity of root-associated fungi of Vaccinium mandarinorum along a human disturbance gradient in subtropical forests, China – Yanhua Zhang – Journal of Plant Ecology

Loss of soil microbial diversity may increase insecticide uptake by crop – Min Zhang – Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment

The presence of aggressive ants is associated with insect visits to coffee flowers and floral microbe communities – Rachel L. Vannette – Basic and Applied Ecology

Metagenomic assessment of methane production-oxidation and nitrogen metabolism of long term manured systems in lowland rice paddy – P. Bhattacharyya – Science of the Total Environment

The Introduction of Woody Plants For Freshwater Wetland Restoration Alters The Archaeal Community Structure in Soil – Xiao-Yan Liu – Land Degradation & Development

A distinctive root-inhabiting denitrifying community with high N2O/(N2O+N2) product ratio – Chao Ai – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Plant cultivars imprint the rhizosphere bacterial community composition and association networks – Yuji Jiang – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Structural variability and niche differentiation in the rhizosphere and endosphere bacterial microbiome of field-grown poplar trees – Bram Beckers – Microbiome

Water and extremophile microbiome
Development of a prototype 16S rRNA gene-based microarray for monitoring planktonic actinobacteria in shrimp ponds – Jingjing Wang – International Aquatic Research

Serpentinization-influenced groundwater harbors extremely low diversity microbial communities adapted to high pH – Katrina I. Twing – Frontiers in Microbiology

Cold adaptation of the Antarctic haloarchaea Halohasta litchfieldiae and Halorubrum lacusprofundi – Timothy J. Williams – Environmental Microbiology

Diversity of crude oil-degrading bacteria and alkane hydroxylase (alkB) genes from the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau – Haozhi Long – Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

Ubiquitous and persistent Proteobacteria and other Gram-negative bacteria in drinking water – Ivone Vaz-Moreira – Science of the Total Environment

Acidicapsa ferrireducens sp. nov., Acidicapsa acidiphila sp. nov., and Granulicella acidiphila sp. nov.: novel acidobacteria isolated from metal-rich acidic waters – Carmen Falagán – Extremophiles

Synthetic extreme environments: overlooked sources of potential biotechnologically relevant microorganisms – Timothy Sibanda – Microbial Biotechnology

Acinetobacter halotolerans sp. nov., a novel halotolerant, alkalitolerant, and hydrocarbon degrading bacterium, isolated from soil – Ram Hari Dahal – Arhives of Microbiology

Physiological and comparative genomic analysis of Acidithiobacillus ferrivorans PQ33 provides psychrotolerant fitness evidence for oxidation at low temperature – Robert Ccorahua-Santo – Research in Microbiology

Genome-resolved metagenomics of a bioremediation system for degradation of thiocyanate in mine water containing suspended solid tailings – Sumayah F. Rahman – Microbiology Open

Food microbiology
Nondairy beverage produced by controlled fermentation with potential probiotic starter cultures of lactic acid bacteria and yeast – Ana Luiza Freire – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Probiotics / prebiotics
Targeting the Microbiota-Gut-Brain Axis: Prebiotics Have Anxiolytic and Antidepressant-like Effects and Reverse the Impact of Chronic Stress in Mice – Aurelijus Burokas – Biological Psychiatry

Review: Clinical effects of probiotics in cystic fibrosis patients: A systematic review – Stephanie Van Biervliet – Clinical Nutrition ESPEN

Effects of Multistrain Probiotic Supplementation on Glycemic and Inflammatory Indices in Patients with Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: A Double-Blind Randomized Clinical Trial – Abbaszadeh Sepideh – Journal of the American College of Nutrition

Microbes in the news
Glass Microbiology at the At-Bristol Science Centre – Culture Calling

Bacteria And Babies: A Scientific Debate – Part One – American Council on Science and Health

Reference: Delivery mode shapes the acquisition and structure of the initial microbiota across multiple body habitats in newborns – Maria G. Dominguez-Bello – PNAS

February 24, 2017

Bioassay-guided metabolomics reveal new polyketide macrolactams from termite-associated actinomycete, the microbiota affects host antibody repertoire, artist makes agar molds of her face and grows bacteria on them, the fecal microbiota of Old World vultures.

Events and jobs

“Research Instructor – Microbiology & Immunology” at the Medical University of South Carolina

General microbiome

Review: Carcinogenesis and therapeutics: the microbiota perspective – Matthew C. B. Tsilimigras – Nature Microbiology

Pregnancy and early life

Review: Microbiome, autoimmunity, allergy, and helminth infection: The importance of the pregnancy period – Xian Chen – American Journal of Reproductive Immunology

Impact of microbial invasion of amniotic cavity and the type of microorganisms on short-term neonatal outcome in women with preterm labor and intact membranes – Teresa Cobo – Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica

Human oral microbiome

Betel nut chewing, oral premalignant lesions, and the oral microbiome – Brenda Y. Hernandez – PLOS One

Human gut microbiome

Review: Gut Microbiota: A Potential Regulator of Neurodevelopment – Paola Tognini – Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience

New evidences on the altered gut microbiota in autism spectrum disorders – Francesco Strati – Microbiome

Massilioclostridium coli gen. nov., sp. nov., a new member of the Clostridiaceae family isolated from the left colon of a 27-year-old woman – C. I. Lo – New Microbes and New Infections

Impact of humic acids on the colonic microbiome in healthy volunteers – Alexander Swidsinski – World Journal of Gastroenterology

Animal experiments

IgD class switching is initiated by microbiota and limited to mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue in mice – Jin Huk Choi – PNAS

An Intestinal Farnesoid X Receptor-Ceramide Signaling Axis Modulates Hepatic Gluconeogenesis in Mice – Cen Xie – Diabetes

Effects of xylanase supplementation on growth performance, nutrient digestibility, blood parameters, fecal microbiota, fecal score and fecal noxious gas emission of weaning pigs fed corn-soybean meal-based diet – Ruixia Lan – Animal Science Journal

Animal microbiome

Assessment of Ruminal Bacterial and Archaeal Community Structure in Yak (Bos grunniens) – Zhenming Zhou – Frontiers in Microbiology

Changes in Metabolically Active Bacterial Community during Rumen Development, and Their Alteration by Rhubarb Root Powder Revealed by 16S rRNA Amplicon Sequencing – Zuo Wang – Frontiers in Microbiology

Metataxonomics reveal vultures as a reservoir for Clostridium perfringens – Xiangli Meng – Emerging Microbes and Infections

The fecal microbiome of dogs with exocrine pancreatic insufficiency – Anitha Isaiah – Anaerobe

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Host-parasite-bacteria triangle: the microbiome of the parasitic weed Phelipanche aegyptiaca and tomato-Solanum lycopersicum (Mill.) as a host – Lilach Iasur Kruh – Frontiers in Plant Science

Diversity of root-associated fungi of Vaccinium mandarinorum along a human disturbance gradient in subtropical forests, China – Yanhua Zhang – Journal of Plant Ecology

Effects of long-term heavy metals contamination on soil microbial characteristics in calcareous agricultural lands (Saiss plain, North Morocco) – A. Kouchou – Journal of Materials and Environmental Sciences

Global transcriptional response to salt shock of the plant microsymbiont Mesorhizobium loti MAFF303099 – Marta Laranjo – Research in Microbiology

Novosphingobium pokkalii sp nov, a novel rhizosphere-associated bacterium with plant beneficial properties isolated from saline-tolerant pokkali rice – Ramya Krishnan – Research in Microbiology

Assembly patterns of soil-dwelling lichens after glacier retreat in the European Alps – Juri Nascimbene – Journal of Biogeography

Soil classification predicts differences in prokaryotic communities across a range of geographically distant soils once pH is accounted for – Rachel Kaminsky – bioRxiv

Water and extremophile microbiome

Different types of diatom-derived extracellular polymeric substances drive changes in heterotrophic bacterial communities from intertidal sediments – Julio Bohorquez – Frontiers in Microbiology

Broadcast Spawning Coral Mussismilia hispida Can Vertically Transfer its Associated Bacterial Core – Deborah C. A. Leite – Frontiers in Microbiology

Built environment

Microbial diversity of a full-scale UASB reactor applied to poultry slaughterhouse wastewater treatment: integration of 16S rRNA gene amplicon and shotgun metagenomic sequencing – Tiago Palladino Delforno – MicrobiologyOpen

Metabolomics

* Macrotermycins A−D, Glycosylated Macrolactams from a Termite- Associated Amycolatopsis sp. M39 – Christine Beemelmanns – Organic Letters

compMS2Miner: an automatable metabolite identification, visualization and data-sharing R package for high-resolution LC-MS datasets – William Matthew Bell Edmands – Analytical Chemistry

More microbes

Indole production provides limited benefit to Escherichia coli during co-culture with Enterococcus faecalis – Shelly L. Pringle – Archives of Microbiology

Microbes in the news

* Art Grows on You – Lara Medlam – Nouse

Beware! Are bacteria raising your oxidative stress? – Purna Kashyap – Science Translational Medicine

Microbes on the market

Finch Therapeutics Announces Strategic Collaboration with OpenBiome to Develop Microbiome Therapies for FDA Approval – Business Wire

February 23, 2017

Today’s selection includes an interesting review on how bacteria keep their time. Long term ceftriaxon sodium usage alters gut microbiota and immune system. Clostridium perfringens toxin genes in the gut microbiota of autistic children. Taxonomic and functional microbial communities of seawater and sea ice from the Canadian Arctic. Enjoy!

General microbiome

Distinct signatures of dental plaque metabolic byproducts dictated by periodontal inflammatory status. – Akito Sakanaka – Scientific Reports

*Review: Timing the day: what makes bacterial clocks tick? – Carl Hirschie Johnson – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Human urinary microbiome

Review: The female urinary microbiota, urinary health and common urinary disorders. – Linda Brubaker – Annals of Translational Medicine

Review: Questions and challenges associated with studying the microbiome of the urinary tract – Yige Bao – Annals of Translational Medicine

Review: The association between bacteria and urinary stones. – Andrew L. Schwaderer – Annals of Translational Medicine

Human nearly-sterile sites 

The Conserved Phylogeny of Blood Microbiome – Malay Bhattacharyya – Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution

Human gut microbiome

Review: The gut microbiome in human neurological disease: A review. – Helen Tremlett – Annals of Neurology

Review: Gut microbiome-based medical methodologies for early-stage disease prevention – Jing-Zhang Wang – Microbial Pathogenesis

Review: Gut microbiome and chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome. – Hans C. Arora – Annals of Translational Medicine

*Long-term use of ceftriaxone sodium induced changes in gut microbiota and immune system. – Yanjie Guo – Scientific Reports

Note Elies Bik: This study was not performed in humans but in a horrible rat model that can only be qualified as torture. This does not test for depression but for extreme stress. Should not have performed. Proceed with extreme caution. Variations in gut microbiota and fecal metabolic phenotype associated with depression by 16S rRNA gene sequencing and LC/MS-based metabolomics. – Meng Yu – Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis

Specific inulin-type fructan fibers protect against autoimmune diabetes by modulating gut immunity, barrier function and microbiota homeostasis. – Kang Chen – Molecular Nutrition and Food Research

Gut microbiota and oxalate homeostasis. – Marguerite Hatch – Annals of Translational Medicine

Tryptophan: A gut microbiota-derived metabolites regulating inflammation. – Lucie Etienne-Mesmin –  World Journal of Gastrointestestinal Pharmacology

*Detection of Clostridium perfringens toxin genes in the gut microbiota of autistic children. – Sydney M. Finegold – Anaerobe

Animal experiments

Butyrate restores HFD induced adaptations in brain function and metabolism in mid-adult obese mice – Ilse A. C. Arnoldussen – International Journal of Obesity

Toxin-positive Clostridium difficile latently infect mouse colonies and protect against highly pathogenic C. difficile. – Lucie Etienne-Mesmin – Gut

Animal microbiome

Individual Signatures Define Canine Skin Microbiota Composition and Variability. – Anna Cuscó – Frontiers in Veterinary Science

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Differential sharing and distinct co-occurrence networks among spatially close bacterial microbiota of bark, mosses and lichens‬‬. – Ines Aline Aschenbrenner – Molecular Ecology

Links between soil microbial communities and plant traits in a species-rich grassland under long-term climate change. – Lin Li – Ecology and Evolution

Water and extremophile microbiome

*Metagenomic survey of the taxonomic and functional microbial communities of seawater and sea ice from the Canadian Arctic. – Etienne Yergeau – Scientific Reports

High-resolution sequencing reveals unexplored archaeal diversity in freshwater wetland soils. – Adrienne Narrowe – Environmental Microbiology

Food microbiology

Enhanced Control of Listeria monocytogenes by Enterococcus faecium KE82, a Multiple Enterocin–Producing Strain, in Different Milk Environments. – Elpinki Vandera – Journal of food protection

Probiotics / prebiotics

Review: Probiotics for prevention of urinary stones. – John C. Lieske – Annals of Translational Medicine

Review: Review of the mechanisms of probiotic actions in the prevention of colorectal cancer. – Sandra A. dos Reis – Nutrition Research

Phages and viruses

The Baltic Sea Virome: Diversity and Transcriptional Activity of DNA and RNA Viruses – Lisa Zeigler Allen – mSystems

Microbes in the news 

The Future Of Skin Care: Lotions That Feed Our Microbiome

Collapse of Aztec society linked to catastrophic salmonella outbreak

Smart’ bacteria remodel their genes to infect our intestines

Smallest CRISPR So Far Comes from Food Poisoning Bacteria

Anitha’s non-microbiology picks 

An epigenetics gold rush: new controls for gene expression

Scientists discover 7 ‘Earthlike’ planets orbiting a nearby star