October 26, 2022

General microbiome

[BOOK]Human Microbiome in Health and Disease – Part B – Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science

Pregnancy and early life

Relationships of the very low birth weight infant microbiome with neurodevelopment at 2 and 4 years of age – Sarkar et al. – Developmental Psychobiology

Human respiratory microbiome

The lower airways microbiota and antimicrobial peptides indicate dysbiosis in sarcoidosis – Knudsen et al. – Microbiome

Human gut microbiome

Profiling the fungal microbiome after FMT for graft-versus-host disease: insights from a phase 1 interventional study – van Lier et al. – Transplantation and Cellular Therapy

Colorectal cancer, Vitamin D and microbiota: A double-blind Phase II randomized trial (ColoViD) in colorectal cancer patients – Bellerba et al. – Neoplasia

Natural and after colon washing fecal samples: the two sides of the coin for investigating the human gut microbiome – Piancone et al. – Scientific Reports

Animal microbiome

[DATA]Effects of heat stress on 16S rDNA, metagenome and metabolome in Holstein cows at different growth stages – Feng et al. – Scientific data

Tick transmission of Borrelia burgdorferi to the murine host is not influenced by environmentally acquired midgut microbiota – Narasimhan et al. – Microbiome

Mining the microbiota to identify gut commensals modulating neuroinflammation in a mouse model of multiple sclerosis – Bianchimano et al. – Microbiome

Microbiomes associated with avian malaria survival differ between susceptible Hawaiian honeycreepers and sympatric malaria-resistant introduced birds – Navine et al. – Molecular Ecology

Impact of Germinated Brown Rice and Brown Rice on Metabolism, Inflammation, and Gut Microbiome in High Fat Diet-Induced Insulin Resistant Mice – Zhao et al. – J. Agric. Food Chem.

Dietary Lactobacillus reuteri prevent from inflammation mediated apoptosis of liver via improving intestinal microbiota and bile acid metabolism – Lin et al. – Food Chemistry

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Specific metabolites drive the deterministic assembly of diseased rhizosphere microbiome through weakening microbial degradation of autotoxin – Wen et al. – Microbiome

Low-abundance populations distinguish microbiome performance in plant cell wall deconstruction – Tom et al. – Microbiome

Water and extremophile microbiome (sea, rivers, lakes, glaciers, permafrost, high-salt)

Community assembly patterns and processes of microbiome responses to habitats and Mytilopsis sallei invasion in the tidal zones of the Pearl River Estuary – Guo et al. – Science of The Total Environment

Bioinformatics

LotuS2: an ultrafast and highly accurate tool for amplicon sequencing analysis – Özkurt et al. – Microbiome

Techniques

[PREPRINT]Double emulsions as a high-throughput enrichment and isolation platform for slower-growing microbes – McCully et al. – bioRxiv

A novel metagenome-derived viral RNA polymerase and its application in a cell-free expression system for metagenome screening – Han et al. – Scientif Reports

October 05, 2022

Pregnancy and early life

Multi-omic factors associated with future wheezing in infants – Beheshti et al. – Pediatric Research

Multi-site human microbiome

Race is a key determinant of the human intratumor microbiome – Lua et al. – Cancer Cell

Human respiratory microbiome

Alterations in the respiratory tract microbiome in COVID-19: current observations and potential significance – Merenstein, Bushman & Collman – Microbiome

Human milk microbiome

Maternal weight status and the composition of the human milk microbiome: A scoping review – Daiy et al. – PLOS One

Human oral microbiome

Functional changes in the oral microbiome after use of fluoride and arginine containing dentifrices: a metagenomic and metatranscriptomic study – Carda-Dieguez, Mazzez & Mira – Microbiome

Remembering St. Louis individual—structural violence and acute bacterial infections in a historical anatomical collection – Austin et al. – Communications Biology

Human gut microbiome

[REVIEW]SARS-CoV-2-associated gut microbiome alteration; A new contributor to colorectal cancer pathogenesis – Mozaffari et al. – Pathology – Research and Practice

Population structure discovery in meta-analyzed microbial communities and inflammatory bowel disease using MMUPHin – Ma et al. – Genome Biology

Microbiota imbalance induced by dietary sugar disrupts immune-mediated protection from metabolic syndrome – Kawano et al. – Cell

Rural environment reduces allergic inflammation by modulating the gut microbiota – Yang et al. – Gut Microbes

Animal experiments (mouse/rat experiments, chickens/pigs on different diets)

Six types of tea extracts attenuated high-fat diet-induced metabolic syndrome via modulating gut microbiota in rats – Zhou et al. – Food Research International

Adaptation of the gut holobiont to malnutrition during mouse pregnancy depends on the type of nutritional adversity – Connor et al. – The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry

Animal microbiome (for animals in the wild)

A global phylogenomic and metabolic reconstruction of the large intestine bacterial community of domesticated cattle – Teseo et al. – Microbiome

Comparative multiomics study of the effects of Ellagic acid on the gut environment in young and adult mice – Duan et al. – Food Research International

[REVIEW]Crosstalk between the microbiota and insect postembryonic development – Girard et al. – Trends in Microbiology

Culturomic, metagenomic, and transcriptomic-based characterization of commensal lactic acid bacteria isolated from domestic dogs using Caenorhabditis elegans as a model for aging – Kang et al. – Journal of Animal Science

Plant, root, sponge and soil microbiome

Recruitment of specific microbes through exudates affects cadmium activation and accumulation in Brassica napus – Wu et al. – Journal of Hazardous Materials

Novel trends of genome evolution in highly complex tropical sponge microbiomes – Kelly et al. – Microbiome

[Petroleum pollution affects soil chemistry and reshapes the diversity and networks of microbial communities](Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety) – Li et al. –

Water and extremophile microbiome (sea, rivers, lakes, glaciers, permafrost, high-salt)

Marine DNA methylation patterns are associated with microbial community composition and inform virus-host dynamics – Seong et al. – Microbiome

Untangling microbial diversity and assembly patterns in rare earth element mine drainage in South China – Chen et al. – Water Research

Bioinformatics/Software

Benchmarking Community-Wide Estimates of Growth Potential from Metagenomes Using Codon Usage Statistics – Weissman et al. – mSystems

[SOFTWARE]PhyloDM is a high-performance library that converts a phylogenetic tree into a pairwise distance matrix. – Aaron Mussig – github

September 22, 2022

Happy almost Friday! Today’s digest includes a time series tracking changes after fecal transplant, biofilm-formation analysis from isolations from swine slaughterhouses as well as techniques to improve computational notebooks, rapid genotyping, and more.

Enjoy!

Human gut microbiome

Time series strain tracking analysis post fecal transplantation identifies individual specific patterns of fecal dominant donor, recipient, and unrelated microbial strains – Koo & Morrow – PLOS One

Animal experiments

Microbiome complexity shapes metabolism – Litichevskiy & Thaiss – PLOS Biology

Minimal overall divergence of the gut microbiome in an adaptive radiation of Cyprinodon pupfishes despite potential adaptive enrichment for scale-eating – Heras & Martin – PLOS One

Molecular characterization and biofilm-formation analysis of Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella spp., and Escherichia coli isolated from Brazilian swine slaughterhouses – Santos et al. – PLOS One

Animal microbiome

Ecology and distribution of Leptospira spp., reservoir hosts and environmental interaction in Sri Lanka, with identification of a new strain – Sluydts et al. – PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases

Techniques

A simple kit to use computational notebooks for more openness, reproducibility, and productivity in research – Figueiredo et al. – PLOS Computational Biology

Bacterial concentration and Campylobacter spp. quantification differ when fresh or ultra-frozen samples are analysed over time using molecular biology and culture-based methods – Khattak et al. – Plos One

Robust inference of population size histories from genomic sequencing data – Upadhya & Steinrücken – PLOS Computational Biology

Rapid genotyping of targeted viral samples using Illumina short-read sequencing data – Váradi et al. – PLOS One

Improved assessments of bulk milk microbiota composition via sample preparation and DNA extraction methods – Xue & Marco – PLOS ONE

September 21, 2022

Human respiratory microbiome

The Microbiota of Human Lung of Pulmonary Tuberculosis and the Alteration Caused by Anti-tuberculosis Drugs – Zhang et al. – Current Microbiology

Human urinary microbiome

Mechanisms of the intestinal and urinary microbiome in kidney stone disease – Miller et al. – Nature Reviews Urology

Human oral microbiome

Comparison of tumor-associated and nontumor-associated esophageal mucosa microbiota in patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma – Zhang et al. – Medicine

Human gut microbiome

Differential co-expression networks of the gut microbiota are associated with depression and anxiety treatment resistance among psychiatric inpatients – Thompson et al. – Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry

Early fecal microbiome transfer after donor defecation determines response in patients with moderate to severe ulcerative colitis – Singh et al. – Indian Journal of Gastroenterology

[REVIEW]Modulatory role of gut microbiota in cholesterol and glucose metabolism: Potential implications for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease Atherosclerosis – Roessler et al. – Atherosclerosis

Landscape of the gut archaeome in association with geography, ethnicity, urbanization, and diet in the Chinese population – Bai et al. – Microbiome

Animal experiments (mouse/rat experiments, chickens/pigs on different diets)

Metabolic reconstitution of germ-free mice by a gnotobiotic microbiota varies over the circadian cycle – Hoces et al. – PLOS Biology

Inhibitory effects of antibiotic-induced gut microbiota depletion on acute itch behavior in mice – Zhang et al. – Brain Research Bulletin

RhoB affects colitis through modulating cell signaling and intestinal microbiome – Yang et al. – Microbiome

Animal microbiome (for animals in the wild)

Community and shotgun metagenomic analysis of Alligator mississippiensis oral cavity and GI tracts reveal complex ecosystems and potential reservoirs of antibiotic resistance – Perez-Marron et al. – Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology

Microbiome composition is shaped by geography and population structure in the parasitic wasp Asobara japonica, but not in the presence of the endosymbiont Wolbachia – Brinker et al. – Molecular Ecology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Mangrove microbial community recovery and their role in early stages of forest recolonization within shrimp ponds – Loiola et al. – Science of The Total Environment

[REVIEW]Current understanding of plant-microbe interaction through the lenses of multi-omics approaches and their benefits in sustainable agriculture – Diwan, Rashid & Vaishnav – Microbiological Research

Mitigating abiotic stress: microbiome engineering for improving agricultural production and environmental sustainability – Phour & Sindhu – Planta

[OPINION]Plant microbiota dysbiosis and the Anna Karenina Principle – Arnault, Money & Vandenkoornhuyse

Food microbiology

Anthocyanin Addition to Kefir: Metagenomic Analysis of Microbial Community Structure – Aydin et al. – Current Microbiology

Metabolic framework of spontaneous and synthetic sourdough metacommunities to reveal microbial players responsible for resilience and performance – Calabrese et al. – Microbiome

September 8, 2022

Today’s microbiome digest includes ten rules for teaching yourself R, food safety profiles of ready-to-eat raw minced meat, teaching that addresses eco-anxiety, as well as both pathogenic and entomopathogenic fungi!

Human gut microbiome

Meals, Microbiota and Mental Health in Children and Adolescents (MMM-Study): A protocol for an observational longitudinal case-control study – Asbjornsdottir et al. – PLOS One

Strongyloides stercoralis infection induces gut dysbiosis in chronic kidney disease patients – Hai et al. – PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Mycoparasitism capability and growth inhibition activity of Clonostachys rosea isolates against fungal pathogens of grapevine trunk diseases suggest potential for biocontrol – Geiger et al. – PLOS One

Impact of endophytic colonization by entomopathogenic fungi on the behavior and life history of the tobacco peach aphid Myzus persicae var. nicotianae – Wilberts et al. – PLOS One

Food microbiology

Bacteriological quality and antimicrobial susceptibility profiles of isolates of ready-to-eat raw minced meat from hotels and restaurants in Arba Minch, Ethiopia – Tonjo et al. – PLOS One

Bioinformatics

Ten simple rules for teaching yourself R – Lawlor et al. – PLOS Computational Biology

Techniques

Laboratory evaluation of RealStar Yellow Fever Virus RT-PCR kit 1.0 for potential use in the global yellow fever laboratory network – Basile et al. – PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases

Science, publishing, and career )

Insufficient yet improving involvement of the global south in top sustainability science publications – Dangles et al. – PLOS One

Adapt conservation biology teaching to address eco-anxiety in students – São Pedro et al. – PLOS Biology

August 31, 2022

Human skin microbiome

[REVIEW]Staphylococcus epidermidis and its dual lifestyle in skin health and infection – Severn & Horswill – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Human oral microbiome

Effect of chewing gum containing Xylitol and blackberry powder on oral bacteria: A randomized controlled crossover trial – Miller et al. – Archives of Oral Biology

Human gut microbiome

Antimicrobial peptide production in response to gut microbiota imbalance – Cardoso et al. – Peptides

ROLE OF GUT MICROBIOTA IN DEPRESSION: UNDERSTANDING MOLECULAR PATHWAYS, RECENT RESEARCH, AND FUTURE DIRECTION – Rathour et al. – Behavioural Brain Research

Animal experiments (mouse/rat experiments, chickens/pigs on different diets)

Gut-derived metabolites influence neurodevelopmental gene expression and Wnt signaling events in a germ-free zebrafish model – Rea et al. – Microbiome

Animal microbiome (for animals in the wild)

Age as a primary driver of the gut microbial composition and function in wild harbor seals – Pacheco-Sandoval et al. – Scientific Reports

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Biogeographical survey of soil microbiomes across sub-Saharan Africa: structure, drivers, and predicted climate-driven changes – Cowan et al. – Microbiome

Soil fungal communities show more specificity than bacteria for plant species composition in a temperate forest in China – Chen et al. – BMC Microbiology

Microbes in space

Machine learning algorithm to characterize antimicrobial resistance associated with the International Space Station surface microbiome – Madrigal et al. – Microbiome

Food microbiology

Extensive diversity and rapid turnover of phage defense repertoires in cheese-associated bacterial communities – Somerville et al. – Microbiome

Bioinformatics

Crowdsourced benchmarking of taxonomic metagenome profilers: lessons learned from the sbv IMPROVER Microbiomics challenge – Poussin et al. – BMC Genomics

Microbes in the news (popular press, EurekAlert, ScienceDaily, Youtube, NPR, etc)

Newly Renamed Prokaryote Phyla Cause Uproar – Dan Robitzski – The Scientist

August 19, 2022

Today’s digest is short and sweet! We have articles on the gut microbiota in rats, the influence of host genetics on the leaf fungal microbiome, and biofilm fouling in drinking water. There are also two manuscripts which provide tips for pathway enrichment analysis and biomarker discovery.

Happy reading! Also, if you’re in Scotland, consider checking out the enormous E. coli in Edinburgh this weekend!

Animal experiments

Effects of sea salt intake on metabolites, steroid hormones, and gut microbiota in rats – Chanmuang et al. – PLOS One

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

The changing influence of host genetics on the leaf fungal microbiome throughout plant development – Karasov & Lundberg – PLOS Biology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Impacts of temperature and hydraulic regime on discolouration and biofilm fouling in drinking water distribution systems – Fish et al. – PLOS Water

Bioinformatics

Nine quick tips for pathway enrichment analysis – Chicco & Agapito – PLOS Computational Biology

Ten quick tips for biomarker discovery and validation analyses using machine learning – Diaz-Uriarte et al. – PLOS Computational Biology

August 5, 2022

Today’s digest is brief and includes research examining the association between the gut microbiota and Gulf War illness, determining the distribution of psychrophilic microorganisms in a beef slaughterhouse, measuring the quality of DNA sequences via degradation, and more.

Happy Friday!

General microbiome

Measuring quality of DNA sequence data via degradation – Karr et al. – PLOS One

Atypical integrative element with strand-biased circularization activity assists interspecies antimicrobial resistance gene transfer from Vibrio alfacsensis – Nonaka et al. – PLOS One

Human vaginal microbiome

Association of key species of vaginal bacteria of recurrent bacterial vaginosis patients before and after oral metronidazole therapy with short- and long-term clinical outcomes – Mollin et al. – PLOS One

Human gut microbiome

Examining the association between the gastrointestinal microbiota and Gulf War illness: A prospective cohort study – Kates et al. – PLOS One

Food microbiology

Distribution of psychrophilic microorganisms in a beef slaughterhouse in Japan after cleaning – Nakamura et al. – PLOS One

Science, publishing, and career

Ten simple rules for leveraging virtual interaction to build higher-level learning into bioinformatics short courses – Bacon et al. – PLOS Computational Biology

July 13, 2022

Today’s digest features studies on the leaf-microbiome of 🍅 and 🍓 plants (+ bumblebees and mites), human gut and wastewater resistome, and more. Happy reading!

Reproductive tract

Female reproductive tract microbiota and recurrent pregnancy loss: a nested case-control study – Pirkko Peuranpää – Reproductive BioMedicine Online

Gut microbiome

Dynamic metabolic interactions and trophic roles of human gut microbes identified using a minimal microbiome exhibiting ecological properties – Sudarshan A. Shetty – Journal of the International Society for Microbial Ecology

*Within-patient evolution of plasmid-mediated antimicrobial resistance – Javier DelaFuente – bioRxiv

An expanded reference map of the human gut microbiome reveals hundreds of previously unknown species – Sigal Leviatan – Nature Communications

Animal microbiome

Carpenter Bees (Xylocopa) Harbor a Distinctive Gut Microbiome Related to That of Honey Bees and Bumble Bees – Jo-anne C. Holley – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Animal experiments

Gardnerella Exposures Alter Bladder Gene Expression and Augment Uropathogenic Escherichia coli Urinary Tract Infection in Mice – Nicole M. Gilbert – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

Plant microbiome

*The Greenhouse Phyllosphere Microbiome and Associations with Introduced Bumblebees and Predatory Mites – Marie Legein – Microbiology Spectrum

Food microbiome

Longitudinal, multi-platform metagenomics yields a high-quality genomic catalog and guides an in vitro model for cheese communities – Christina C. Saak – bioRxiv

New insights of bacterial communities in fermented vegetables from shotgun metagenomics and identification of antibiotic resistance genes and probiotic bacteria – Muhammad Yasir – Food Research International

Water microbiome

*High-resolution characterisation of short-term temporal variability in the taxonomic and resistome composition of wastewater influent – Kevin Kaibond Chau – bioRxiv

Pilot investigation on biostability of drinking water distribution systems under water source switching – Kejia Zhang – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Bioinformatics

*BinaRena: a dedicated interactive platform for human-guided exploration and binning of metagenomes – Michael J. Pavia – bioRxiv

getSequenceInfo: a suite of tools allowing to get genome sequence information from public repositories – Vincent Moco – BMC Bioinformatics

baseLess: Lightweight detection of sequences in raw MinION data – Ben Noordijk – bioRxiv

June 18, 2022

Have a nice weekend! Today, in this Digest: The effect of the gut dysbiosis on prostate cancer, microbial inheritance, bee microbiome, rhizosphere microbiota, a comparison of DNA isolation techniques for deep amplicon sequencing, and more…

Human and General Microbiome

Gut dysbiosis promotes prostate cancer progression and docetaxel resistance via activating NF-κB-IL6-STAT3 axis – Weibo Zhong – Microbiome

On the effect of inheritance of microbes in commensal microbiomes – Román Zapién-Campos – BMC Ecology and Evolution

Ureaplasma and Prevotella colonization with Lactobacillus abundance during pregnancy facilitates term birth – Sunwha Park – Scientific Reports

Deep Grouping Analysis of the Altered Cervical Canal Microbiota in Intrauterine Adhesion Patients – Xiangdong Hua – Reproductive Sciences

Intestinal microbiota transplantation: do not forget the metabolites – Benjamin H Mullish – The Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Characterization of oral and gut microbiome and plasma metabolomics in COVID-19 patients after 1-year follow-up – Guang-Ying Cui – Military Medical Research

Congenitally underdeveloped intestine drives autism-related gut microbiota and behavior – Jie Li – Brain, Behavior, and Immunity

Beneficial Microbes and Compounds

Lacticaseibacillus rhamnosus HA-114 improves eating behaviors and mood-related factors in adults with overweight during weight loss: a randomized controlled trial – Béatrice S-Y Choi – Nutritional Neuroscience

Model Animal Microbiome

New Strains of Akkermansia muciniphila and Faecalibacterium prausnitzii are Effective for Improving the Muscle Strength of Mice with Immobilization-Induced Muscular Atrophy – Hye Rim Byeon – Journal of Medicinal food

Non-Model Animal Microbiome

Comparative metagenomics reveals expanded insights into intra- and interspecific variation among wild bee microbiomes – Wyatt A Shell – Communications Biology

Rumen multi-omics addressing diet-host-microbiome interplay in farm animals: a review – Sonam Dixit – Animal Biotechnology

Plant Microbiome

Spatio-temporal variation in the root-associated microbiota of orchard-grown apple trees – Maximilian Fernando Becker – Environmental Microbiome

Identifying plant genes shaping microbiota composition in the barley rhizosphere – Carmen Escudero-Martinez – Nature Communications

Disentangling the genetic basis of rhizosphere microbiome assembly in tomato – Ben O Oyserman – Nature Communications

Environmental Microbiome

Rapid changes in coastal ocean microbiomes uncoupled with shifts in environmental variables – Jessica L Gronniger – Environmental Microbiology

Microplastics alter nitrous oxide production and pathways through affecting microbiome in estuarine sediments – Cheng Chen – Water Research

500 metagenome-assembled microbial genomes from 30 subtropical estuaries in South China – Lei Zhou – Scientific Data

Food Microbiome

Microbiome and -omics application in food industry – Ilario Ferrocino – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Bioinformatic and Experimental Microbiome Analysis

A comparison of six DNA extraction protocols for 16S, ITS and shotgun metagenomic sequencing of microbial communities – Justin P Shaffer – BioTechniques

Review: Machine Learning Advances in Microbiology: A Review of Methods and Applications – Yiru Jiang – Frontiers in Microbiology