November 11, 2019

Monday’s morning digest is all about interesting updates in microbiome field – real time sampling of international travelers to study antibiotic resistant bacteria, new techniques on using rectal swabs instead of fecal samples to study infant microbiota, 16srRNA gene sequencing for strain level identification and if neutraceutical consumption helps in multiple sclerosis! Finally some interesting review articles on microbial ecology in wine making and a Movember month featured article on association of gut microbiome with men’s sexual health. Enjoy reading!

General microbiome

From the vineyard to the winery: how microbial ecology drives regional distinctiveness of wine – Di Liu – Frontiers in Microbiology

The Gut Microbiome and Men’s Sexual Health – Mohamad M. Osman – Current Sexual Heath Reports

Antibacterial Soaps and Other Cleaners May Actually Be Aiding in the Development of Super Bacteria – Shimon Shatzmiller – Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics

Dietary lipids, gut microbiota and lipid metabolism – Marc Schoeler – Reviews in Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders

Human microbiome

Functional characterisation of gut microbiota and metabolism in Type 2 diabetes indicates that Clostridiales and Enterococcus could play a key role in the disease – Marina Mora-Ortiz – BioRxiv

Real-time sampling of travelers shows intestinal colonization by multidrug-resistant bacteria to be a dynamic process with multiple transient acquisitions – A. Kantele – BioRxiv

A multi-omic cohort as a reference point for promoting a healthy human gut microbiome – Zhuye Jie – BioRxiv

Antimicrobial resistance gene prevalence in a population of patients with advanced dementia is related to specific pathobionts – Aislinn D. Rowan-Nash – BioRxiv

Genomic characterization of the non-O1/non-O139 Vibrio cholerae strain that caused a gastroenteritis outbreak in Santiago, Chile, 2018 – Mónica Arteaga – BioRxiv

Molecular Reconstruction of the Diet in Human Stool Samples – Frank Maixner – mSystems

Infant microbiome

Impacts of Delivery Mode on Very Low Birth Weight Infants’ Oral Microbiome – Hongping Li – Pediatrics and Neonatology

Biomarker Research in ADHD: the Impact of Nutrition (BRAIN) – study protocol of an open-label trial to investigate the mechanisms underlying the effects of a few-foods diet on ADHD symptoms in children – Tim Stobernack – BMJ Open

Immunometabolic approaches to prevent, detect, and treat neonatal sepsis – Maria Giulia Conti – Pediatric Research

Rectal swabs are a reliable proxy for faecal samples in infant gut microbiota research based on 16S-rRNA sequencing – Marta Reyman – Scientific Reports

Gut microbiome of treatment-naïve MS patients of different ethnicities early in disease course – R. E. Ventura – Scientific Reports

Animal experiments

Vasoactive intestinal peptide deficiency is associated with altered gut microbiota communities in male and female C57BL/6 mice – Manpreet Bains – Frontiers in Microbiology

Metabolic analysis of regionally distinct gut microbial communities using an in vitro platform – Jenni Firrman – Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry

Effect of Diet on the Enteric Microbiome of the Wood-Eating Catfish Panaque nigrolineatus – Harold J. Schreier – Frontiers in Microbiology

A high-fat/high-protein, Atkins-type diet exacerbates Clostridioides (Clostridium) difficile infection in mice, whereas a high-carbohydrate diet protects – Chrisabelle C. Mefferd – BioRxiv

Plant, soil, root microbiome

Effects of repeated applications of urea with DMPP on ammonia oxidizers, denitrifiers, and non-targeted microbial communities of an agricultural soil in Queensland, Australia – Aineah Obed Luchibia – Applied Soil Ecology

Covariation of diet and gut microbiome in African megafauna – Tyler R. Kartzinel – PNAS

Fungal communities resist recovery in sand mine restoration – Miranda Hart – Frontiers in Forest and Global Change

Microbial community structure and ecology in sediments of a pristine mangrove forest – C.O.Santana – BioRxiv

Bridging the gap between single-strain and community-level plant-microbe chemical interactions – Bridget O’Banion – Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions

A brief from the leaf: latest research to inform our understanding of the phyllosphere microbiome – Johan HJ Leveau – Current Opinion in Microbiology

Water microbiome

Metabolic and biogeochemical consequences of viral infection in aquatic ecosystems Amy E. Zimmerman – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Down to the bone: the role of overlooked endolithic microbiomes in reef coral health – Mathieu Pernice – ISME Journal

Differential responses of stream water and bed sediment microbial communities to watershed degradation – Hehuan Liao – Environment International

B12 production by marine microbial communities and Dinoroseobacter shibae continuous cultures under different growth and respiration rates – Josue Villegas-Mendoza – Aquatic Microbial Ecology

Quantifying the contribution of microbial immigration in engineered water systems – Ran Mei – Microbiome

Microbial community rearrangements in power-to-biomethane reactors employing mesophilic biogas digestate – Norbert Ács – Frontiers in Energy Research

Techniques

Evaluation of 16S rRNA gene sequencing for species and strain-level microbiome analysis – Jethro S. Johnson – Nature Communications

AMR – An R Package for Working with Antimicrobial Resistance Data – Matthijs S. Berends – BioRxiv

Probiotics Prebiotics

The effect of emerging nutraceutical interventions for clinical and biological outcomes in multiple sclerosis: A systematic review – Wolfgang Marx – Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders

Resveratrol treatment improves the altered metabolism and related dysbiosis of gut programed by prenatal high-fat diet and postnatal high-fat diet exposure – Yi-Chuan Huang – The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry

The effects of inulin on gut microbial composition: a systematic review of evidence from human studies – Quentin Le Bastard – European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases

November 8, 2019

Today’s week-end digest is about new bioinformatic tools (MGnify, PIME, MDiNE) for microbiota analysis, how chemical and built environment of home affects human microbiota and  guidelines for the gut microbiome studies in hypertension.

General microbiome

Adaptation of the Gut Microbiota to Modern Dietary Sugars and Sweeteners – Sara C. Di Rienzi – Advances in Nutrition

Bacteriophages in gastroenterology—from biology to clinical applications – João Sabino – Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Boosting natural history research via metagenomic clean-up of crowdsourced feces – Amrita Srivathsan – Plos Biology

Human microbiome

Lower gut microbiome diversity and higher abundance of proinflammatory genus Collinsella are associated with biopsy-proven nonalcoholic steatohepatitis – Stuart Astbury – Gut Microbes

Guidelines for Transparency on Gut Microbiome Studies in Essential and Experimental Hypertension – Francine Z. Marques – Hypertension

The association between dietary fibre deficiency and high-income lifestyle-associated diseases: Burkitt’s hypothesis revisited – Stephen J. O’Keefe – The Lancet Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Animal experiments

Bacterial Swarming as a Protective Response to Intestinal Stress – Weijie Chen – BioRxiv

Flaxseed oil supplementation improves intestinal function and immunity, associated with altered intestinal microbiome and fatty acid profile in pigs with intrauterine growth retardation – Lianqiang Che – Food and Function

Gamma-aminobutyric acid-producing lactobacilli positively affect metabolism and depressive-like behaviour in a mouse model of metabolic syndrome – E. Patterson – Scientific Reports

Plant, root and soil microbiome

Short term effects of different green manure amendments on the composition of main microbial groups and microbial activity of a submerged rice cropping system – Muhammad Israr Khan – Applied Soil Ecology

Cost-effective in-situ remediation technologies for complete mineralization of dyes contaminated soils – Vipul R. Patel – Chemosphere

Distinct Microbial Community of Phyllosphere Associated with Five Tropical Plants on Yongxing Island, South China Sea – Lijun Bao – Microorganisms

Tracing the evolutionary routes of plant–microbiota interactions – Carmen Escudero-Martinez – Current Opinion in Microbiology

Water microbiome

Diet shapes cold‐water corals bacterial communities – Pierre E. Galand – Environmental Microbiology

Built Environment

Home chemical and microbial transitions across urbanization – Laura-Isobel McCall – Nature Microbiology

Techniques

Learning representations of microbe–metabolite interactions – James T. Morton – Nature Methods

MGnify: the microbiome analysis resource in 2020 – Alex L. Mitchell – Nucleic Acids Research

PIME: A package for discovery of novel differences among microbial communities – Luiz Fernando W. Roesch – Molecular Ecology Resources

MDiNE: A model to estimate differential co-occurrence networks in microbiome studies – Kevin McGregor – Bioinformatics

Probiotics

Fermentation of plant-based milk alternatives for improved flavour and nutritional value – Muzi Tangyu – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Modulations of Probiotics on Gut Microbiota in a 5‐Fluorouracil‐Induced Mouse Model of Mucositis – Chun Yan Yeung – Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

The effect of an additive containing three Lactobacillus species on the fermentation pattern and microbiological status of silage – Maja Fijałkowska – Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture

Microbes in the news

Gut Microbiome Puts the Brakes on Iron Absorption – Michigan Medicine

The Link Between Sleep and Your Gut Microbiome – Health central

Microbiome in China: Cosmetic trend will ‘heat up’ by the end of 2020, says expert – Cosmetics Design-Asia

Enterome Enters Research Collaboration With Major Cancer Center Focused on New Microbiome-derived Immunotherapies – Yahoo Finance

Non Microbiology Picks

Is running associated with a lower risk of all-cause, cardiovascular and cancer mortality, and is the more the better? A systematic review and meta-analysis – Zeljko Pedisic – British Journal of Sports Medicine

November 6, 2019

Today’s Digest features a large study on the evolution of diet and microbiota in African animals, a review on how diet can alter gut microbiota to fight infectious diseases, and we might reverse specific antibiotic resistance by removing those antibiotics in the environment. Enjoy!

General microbiology

Letter to the Editor: A conceptual framework for the phylogenetically constrained assembly of microbial communities – Daniel Aguirre de Cárcer – Microbiome

Review: The engineering of spatially linked microbial consortia – potential and perspectives – Sami Ben Said et al. – Current Opinion in Biotechnology

Preprint: Selection of representative genomes for 24,706 bacterial and archaeal species clusters provide a complete genome-based taxonomy – Donovan H. Parks et al. – bioRxiv

Antimicrobial resistance

** Rapid decline of bacterial drug-resistance in an antibiotic-free environment through phenotypic reversion – Anett Dunai et al. – eLife

Human respiratory microbiome

Interplay between host-microbe and microbe-microbe interactions in cystic fibrosis – Catherine R. Armbruster et al. – Journal of Cystic Fibrosis

Human gut microbiome

Review: Gastrointestinal Microbiota and Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus: The State of Art – Marilena Durazzo et al. – Journal of Clinical Medicine

Identification of a Shared Microbiomic and Metabolomic Profile in Systemic Autoimmune Diseases – Chiara Bellocchi et al. – Journal of Clinical Medicine

Gut microbiome composition in the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos is shaped by geographic relocation, environmental factors, and obesity – Robert C. Kaplan et al. – Genome Biology

Food microbiome

Comparison of microbial communities and physiochemical characteristics of two traditionally fermented vegetables – Qianqian Guan et al. – Food Research International

Animal experiments

** Review: Diet–microbiome–disease: Investigating diet’s influence on infectious disease resistance through alteration of the gut microbiome – Erica V. Harris et al. – PLoS Pathogen

Supplementation of Sesamin Alleviates Stress-Induced Behavioral and Psychological Disorders via Reshaping the Gut Microbiota Structure – Qianxu Wang et al. – Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Animal microbiome

** Covariation of diet and gut microbiome in African megafauna – Tyler R. Kartzinel et al. – PNAS

Press: Study of African animals illuminates links between environment, diet and gut microbiome – Brown University – Phys.org

Plant, root and soil microbiome

Interactive Effects of Nitrogen-Fixing Bacteria Inoculation and Nitrogen Fertilization on Soybean Yield in Unfavorable Edaphoclimatic Environments – Carlos Felipe dos Santos Cordeiro & Fábio Rafael Echer – Scientific Reports

Impacts of Maize Domestication and Breeding on Rhizosphere Microbial Community Recruitment from a Nutrient Depleted Agricultural Soil – Vanessa L. Brisson et al. – Scientific Reports

Microbial communities and soil chemical features associated with commercial production of the medicinal mushroom Ganoderma lingzhi in soil – Le-Qin Ke et al. – Scientific Reports

Feasibility of bioleaching of heavy metals from sediment with indigenous bacteria using agricultural sulfur soil conditioners – Chuncheng Wu et al. – Science of the Total Environment

Land management and microbial seed load effect on rhizosphere and endosphere bacterial community assembly in wheat – Tim H. Mauchline et al. – Frontiers in Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Comparative metagenomic analysis of microbial taxonomic and functional variations in untreated surface and reclaimed waters used in irrigation applications – Jessica Chopyk et al. – Water Research

Strong seasonality in arctic estuarine microbial food webs – Colleen T. Kellogg et al. – Frontiers in Microbiology

Evaluation of degradation behavior over tetracycline hydrochloride by microbial electrochemical technology: Performance, kinetics, and microbial communities – Xinhong Peng et al. – Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Groundwater microbial communities and their connection to hydrochemical environment in Golmud, Northwest China – Liang Guo et al. – Science of the Total Environment

Performance of enhanced anaerobic digestion with different pyrolysis biochars and microbial communities – Ruixia Shen et al. – Bioresource Technology

Technology

Optimizing sequencing protocols for leaderboard metagenomics by combining long and short reads – Jon G. Sanders et al. – Genome Biology

Bioinformatics

Microbiota analysis optimization for human bronchoalveolar lavage fluid – Pierre H. H. Schneeberger et al. – Microbiome

The PATRIC Bioinformatics Resource Center: expanding data and analysis capabilities – James J Davis et al. – Nucleic Acids Research

Microbes in the news

Gut microbiome of premature babies is associated with stunted growth – EurekAlert!

Shark Skin Microbiome Protects Wounds From Infection – SciTechDaily

Fiber-rich diet eases son’s asthma, launches professor’s interdisciplinary microbiome research – Jeff Dodge – Colorado State University

Researchers identify certain gut bacteria that may be involved in causing bowel cancer – University of Bristol

Some gut bacteria may increase bowel cancer risk, research suggests – Nicola Davis – The Guardian

Certain Gut Bacteria May Contribute to Bowel Cancer – Technnology Networks

China Approves Alzheimer’s Treatment that Targets the Microbiome – Kerry Grens – The Scientist

Microbes on the market

Loop Genomics launches long-read Microbiome sequencing service at short-read price – Loop Genomics – PR Newswire

October 28, 2019

Monday morning digest is about microbiome and microbial metabolites in depression, neuronal function and fear extinction, and epilepsy in children; functional foods in lung cancer risk and microbiota based novel marker of colorectal cancer.

General microbiome

Gut microbial metabolites in depression: understanding the biochemical mechanisms – Giorgia Caspani – Microbial Cell

Engineering commensal bacteria to rewire host–microbiome interactions – In Young Hwang – Current Opinion in Biotechnology

Human microbiome

The composition and functional protein subsystems of the human nasal microbiome in granulomatosis with polyangiitis: a pilot study – Josef Wagner – Microbiome

Autoinducer-2 of gut microbiota, a potential novel marker for human colorectal cancer, is associated with the activation of TNFSF9 signaling in macrophages – Qing Li – Oncoimmunology

Distinct Gut Microbiota Composition and Functional Category in Children With Cerebral Palsy and Epilepsy – Congfu Huang – Frontiers in Pediatrics

Drug resistant gut bacteria mimic a host mechanism for anticancer drug clearance – Peter Spanogiannopoulos – BioRxiv

A comprehensive human minimal gut metagenome extends the host’s metabolic potential – Marcos Parras-Molto – BioRxiv

Enriched taxa were found among the gut microbiota of centenarians in East China – Na Wang – PlosOne

Animal experiments

The microbiota regulate neuronal function and fear extinction learning – Coco Chu – Nature

Syntrophic growth of alkaliphilic anaerobes controlled by ferric and ferrous minerals transformation coupled to acetogenesis – Daria G. Zavarzina – ISME Journal

Contribution of fungal microbiome to intestinal physiology, early-life immune development and mucosal inflammation in mice – Erik van Tilburg Bernardes – BioRxiv

Plant, root, soil microbiome

Root-associated microbiomes of wheat under the combined effect of plant development and nitrogen fertilization – Shuaimin Chen – Microbiome

Water microbiome

Deterministic and stochastic processes driving the shift in the prokaryotic community composition in wastewater treatment plants of a coastal Chinese city – Liyuan Hou – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Metabolic specializations within a bacterial community to create living rocks – Samantha C Waterworth – BioRxiv

Probiotics/Prebiotics

Association of Dietary Fiber and Yogurt Consumption With Lung Cancer Risk Jae Jeong Yang – JAMA Oncology

Effect of probiotics on the occurrence of nutrition absorption capacities in healthy children: a randomized double-blinded placebo-controlled pilot study – A. Ballini – European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences

Microbes in the news

Can we predict the future? Bill Gates says yes, in this one area – CNBC

Exposure to Sunlight Boosts Good Gut Microbiome Bacteria, and Vitamin D Levels – Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News

Harnessing the Power of Microbes to Fight Cancer – Medscape

October 26, 2019

Highlights: Bacterial communities in aquaculture, crocodiles, tadpoles, mushrooms, coasts, sports facilities; viruses; standardization issues of human microbiome research; some cool events and news hot off the press!

 

Events and jobs

2019 Genome Center Halloween Symposium – 31/10/2019 – UCD, USA

MB Seminar: Marine Host-Microbiome Interactions: Challenges and Opportunities (Dr. Jonathan Eisen, UC Davis) – 22/11/2019 – UCSD, USA

General microbiome 

Metabolic specializations within a bacterial community to create living rocks – Samantha C Waterworth – bioRxiv

Analysis of bacterial microbiome associated with nylon and copper nets in an aquaculture context – Paula Canada – Aquaculture

The gut-eye-lacrimal gland-microbiome axis in Sjögren Syndrome – Claudia M. Trujillo-Vargas – The Ocular Surface

Multi-site human microbiome

DNA extraction for human microbiome studies: the issue of standardization  – K. Leigh Greathouse Genome Biology

Storage media and not extraction method has the biggest impact on recovery of bacteria from the oral microbiome – Xiaoyan Zhou – Nature

Factors contributing to interindividual variation in retronasal odor perception from aroma glycosides: the role of odorant sensory detection threshold, oral microbiota and hydrolysis in saliva – Mango Parker – ACS

Animal experiments 

Contribution of fungal microbiome to intestinal physiology, early-life immune development and mucosal inflammation in mice – Erik van Tilburg Bernardes – bioRxiv

Animal microbiome 

Gut microbiota structure differs between honey bees in winter and summer – Lucie Kešnerová – bioRxiv

Characterisation of the intestinal microbiota of commercially farmed saltwater crocodiles, Crocodylus porosus – Nicky-Lee Willson – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Changes in intestinal microbial community of Rana chensinensis tadpoles during metamorphosis – Hongyu Yang – Aquaculture

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Impact of agro-farming activities on microbial diversity of acidic red soils in a Camellia Oleifera Forest – Jun Li – Revista Brasileira de Ciência do Solo

A horizon scan of priorities for coastal marine microbiome research – Stacey M. Trevathan-Tackett – Nature

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Effects of disinfection efficiency on microbial communities and corrosion processes in drinking water distribution systems simulated with actual running conditions – Ying Zhu – Journal of Environmental Sciences

Built environment 

Microbial diversity of bioaerosol inside sports facilities and antibiotic resistance of isolated Staphylococcus spp. – Marta Małecka-Adamowicz – Aerobiologia

Food microbiology

Comparing approaches for capturing bacterial assemblages 2 associated with symptomatic (bacterial blotch) and asymptomatic 3 mushroom (Agaricus bisporus) caps – Samuel J. Martins – APS

Comprehensive Understanding of the Bacterial Populations and Metabolites Profile of Fermented Feed by 16S rRNA Gene Sequencing and Liquid Chromatography–Mass Spectrometry – Wei Jin – MDPI Metabolites

Phages and viruses

Viruses RIG up intestinal immunity – Sanghyun Lee – Nature Immunology

Gut DNA Virome Diversity and Its Association with Host Bacteria Regulate Inflammatory Phenotype and Neuronal Immunotoxicity in Experimental Gulf War Illness – Ratanesh K Seth – MDPI Viruses

Viral quasispecies – Esteban Domingo – PLoS Genetics

Techniques

Effective application of machine learning to microbiome-based classification problems – Begüm D. Topçuoğlu – bioRxiv

LEMMI: A continuous benchmarking platform for metagenomics classifiers – Mathieu Seppey – bioRxiv

Microbes in the news

Even the Fetus Has Gut Bacteria, Study Shows – News Wise

Tropical Air Microbiome Analysis Reveals Daily Cycle, Environmental Drivers – genomeweb

Global Microbiome Sequencing Market – Yahoo

How our day-to-day food intake shapes our gut microbiota – Gut microbiota for health

Tracking down the functions of the microbiome – phys.org

Unhealthy gut microbiome reduces brain synaptic pruning, impairs learning – News Medical

Harnessing the Power of Microbes to Fight Cancer – Medscape.com

October 23, 2019

A rich Digest today featuring the “Prime Editing” invented by the David R. Liu lab, which promises to correct 89% of point mutations, an ultra-deep metagenomic study of phages in aquatic systems and strain level interaction between bacteria and plants. Enjoy!

General microbiology

** Search-and-replace genome editing without double-strand breaks or donor DNA – Andrew V. Anzalone et al. – Nature

Resolving a piece of the archaeal lipid puzzle – Ann Pearson – PNAS

Antimicrobial resistance

Commentary: Surveillance and monitoring of antimicrobial resistance: limitations and lessons from the GRAM project – Jesse Schnall et al. – BMC Medicine

Preprint: In vitro Efficacy of Novel Glucan Synthase Inhibitor, Ibrexafungerp (SCY-078), Against Multidrug- and Pan-resistant Candida auris Isolates from the Outbreak in New York – Yan Chun Zhu et al. – bioRxiv
https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/811182v1.abstract

Review: Proteomics approach to understand bacterial antibiotic resistance strategies – Bo Peng et al. – Expert Review of Proteomics

Human oral microbiome

Subgingival Microbiota and Longitudinal Glucose Change: The Oral Infections, Glucose Intolerance and Insulin Resistance Study (ORIGINS) – R.T. Demmer et al. – Journal of Dental Research

Human gut microbiome

Review: Systems biology perspective for studying the gut microbiota in human physiology and liver diseases – Ozlem Altay et al. – EBioMedicine

Review: Intestinal microbiota and colorectal carcinoma: Implications for pathogenesis, diagnosis, and therapy – Ana Montalban-Arques & Michael Scharl – EBioMedicine

Perspective: Carbohydrate-based Prebiotics in Targeted Modulation of Gut Microbiome – Ka-Lung Lam & Peter Chi Keung Cheung – Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Metabolomics

Early Detection of Cystic Fibrosis Acute Pulmonary Exacerbations by Exhaled Breath Condensate Metabolomics – Xiaoling Zang et al. – Journal of Proteome Research

Food microbiome

Peer pressure: Evolutionary responses to biotic pressures in wine yeasts – C. G. Conacher et al. – FEMS Yeast Research

Animal experiments

Disruption of gut integrity and permeability contributes to enteritis in a fish-parasite model: a story told from serum metabolomics – Ariadna Sitjà-Bobadilla et al. – Parasites & Vectors

Animal microbiome

Estimating the burden of dengue and the impact of release of wMel Wolbachia-infected mosquitoes in Indonesia: a modelling study – Kathleen M. O’Reilly et al. – BMC Medicine

Plant, root and soil microbiome

Preprint: Insights into the desert living skin microbiome: geography, soil depth, and crust type affect biocrust microbial communities and networks in Mojave Desert, USA – Nuttapon Pombubpa et al. – bioRxiv

** Metabolites in the root exudates of groundnut change during interaction with plant growth promoting rhizobacteria in a strain-specific manner – Sravani Ankati & Appa Rao Podile – Journal of Plant Physiology

Environmental and biotic drivers of soil microbial β-diversity across spatial and phylogenetic scales – Loïc Chalmandrier et al. – Ecography

Soil hydrology drives ecological niche differentiation in a native prairie microbiome – James S Griffin et al. – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Consistent host and organ occupancy of phyllosphere bacteria in a community of wild herbaceous plant species – Julien Massoni et al. – The ISME Journal

Effect of aridity and dune type on rhizosphere soil bacterial communities of Caragana microphylla in desert regions of northern China – Jiangli Gao et al. – PLoS One

Rhizosphere bacterial community in watermelon-wheat intercropping was more stable than in watermelon monoculture system under Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. niveum invasion – Hongjie Yu et al. – Plant and Soil

Phosphorus-acquisition strategies of canola, wheat and barley in soil amended with sewage sludges – C. Nobile et al. – Scientific Reports

Water and extremophile microbiome

Distinctive microbial communities in subzero hypersaline brines from Arctic coastal sea ice and rarely sampled cryopegs – Zachary S. Cooper et al. – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Performance and microbial communities of different biofilm membrane bioreactors with pre-anoxic tanks treating mariculture wastewater – Huining Zhang et al. – Bioresource Technology

Do organic substrates drive microbial community interactions in Arctic snow? – Benoît Bergk Pinto et al. – Frontiers in Microbiology

Genomic signatures for sedimentary microbial utilization of phytoplankton detritus in a fast-flowing estuary – Mariya W. Smit et al. – Frontiers in Microbiology

pH control and microbial community analysis with HCl or CO2 addition in H2-based autotrophic denitrification – Wei Xing et al. – Water Research

Extremophilic nitrite-oxidizing Chloroflexi from Yellowstone hot springs – Eva Spieck et al. – The ISME Journal

Phages and viruses

** Phage-centric ecological interactions in aquatic ecosystems revealed through ultra-deep metagenomics – Vinicius S. Kavagutti et al. – Microbiome

Review: Phage Therapy with a Focus on the Human Microbiota – Sharita Divya Ganeshan & Zeinab Hosseinidoust – Antibiotics

Technology

Preprint: Gene copy normalization of the 16S rRNA gene cannot outweigh the methodological biases of sequencing – Robert Starke & Daniel Morais – bioRxiv

Review: Third generation sequencing in the clinical laboratory: Exploring the advantages and challenges of nanopore sequencing – Lauren M. Petersen et al. – Journal Clinical Microbiology

Microbes in the news

Which foods are beneficial for a healthy gut microbiome? – Ana Sandoiu – Medical News Today

Microbiome: Untapped source of novel antimicrobials – Delthia Ricks – Medical Xpress

The Problem With Labeling Gut Troubles ‘Dysbiosis’ – Elizabeth Preston – Undark

Bacteria for beauty: why you need to start thinking about your skin microbiome – Hannah Ebelthite – Telegraph

Research Finds These Mediterranean Diet Foods Protect The Gut Microbiome – Jamie Schneider – Mind Body Green

Are undiscovered antibiotics ‘silently waiting’ in our own bodies? Researchers scour microbiome for helpful genes – Shelly Fan – Genetic Literacy Project

Reprogramming the microbiome: Antara Lifesciences targets the human health space with dual targeted formulation – Tingmin Koe – Food Navigator Asia

Transient and long-term disruption of gut microbes after antibiotics – Jeff Hansen – UAB News

Microbes on the market

Microba, Psomagen Partner to Launch Microbiome Test in US – GenomeWeb

October 5, 2019

This weekend, read about how cooking food modifies the microbiome, how bacteria ‘strip off’ to evade antibiotics, and more. Check out an interesting pilot study looking at potential inclusion and exclusion criteria of donors for safe vaginal microbiota transplant. Enjoy!

Events

Bioinformatics for the Microbiome Symposium 2019, Stanford University, Monday October 28.
Some tickets are still available!

General microbiome

Mobile phones as fomites for potential pathogens in hospitals: microbiome analysis reveals hidden contaminants – Rebecca Simmonds – Journal of Hospital Infection

Review: Microbiomes as sources of emergent host phenotypes – J. B. Lynch and E. Y. Hsiao – Science

Vaginal microbiome

*Conceptual Design of a Universal Donor Screening Approach for Vaginal Microbiota Transplant – Kevin DeLong – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

Highly diverse anaerobe-predominant vaginal microbiota among HIV-infected pregnant women in Zambia – Joan T. Price – PlosOne

Urinary microbiome

*Possible role of L-form switching in recurrent urinary tract infection – Katarzyna M. Mickiewicz – Nature Communications

Aerococcus urinae and Globicatella sanguinis Persist in Polymicrobial Urethral Catheter Biofilms Examined in Longitudinal Profiles at the Proteomic Level – Yanbao Yu – Biochemistry Insights

Gut microbiome

*Cooking shapes the structure and function of the gut microbiome – Rachel N. Carmody – Nature Microbiology

Integrated paired-end enhancer profiling and whole-genome sequencing reveals recurrent CCNE1 and IGF2 enhancer hijacking in primary gastric adenocarcinoma – Wen Fong Ooi – Gut

Effects of Low-FODMAP Diet on Symptoms, Fecal Microbiome, and Markers of Inflammation in Patients With Quiescent Inflammatory Bowel Disease in a Randomized Trial – Selina R.Cox – Gastroenterology

Water microbiome

Trophic networks improve the performance of microbial anodes treating wastewater – Christin Koch – npj Biofilms and Microbiomes

Application of a novel molecular technique to characterise the effect of settling on microbial community composition of activated sludge – Luong N.Nguyen – Journal of Environmental Management

Bacterial diversity in Icelandic cold spring sources and in relation to the groundwater amphipod Crangonyx islandicus – Ragnhildur Guðmundsdóttir – PlosOne

Animal microbiome

Looking like the locals – gut microbiome changes post-release in an endangered species – Rowena Chong – Animal microbiome

Animal experiment

Letrozole treatment of pubertal female mice results in activational effects on reproduction, metabolism and the gut microbiome – Pablo Arroyo – PlosOne

Microbiota of MR1 deficient mice confer resistance against Clostridium difficile infection – Ashley D. Smith – PlosOne

Exploring the microbiota of upper respiratory tract during the development of pneumonia in a mouse model – Yoshitomo Morinaga – PlosOne

Plant microbiome

Microbiome profiling of the onion thrips, Thrips tabaci Lindeman (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) – Suresh J. Gawande – PlosOne

Food

Comparison of the microbial composition of African fermented foods using amplicon sequencing – Maria Diaz – Scientific Reports

The impact of grape processing and carbonic maceration on the microbiota of early stages of winemaking – Raffaele Guzzon – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Fungi

Phyllosphere Fungal Communities of Plum and Antifungal Activity of Indigenous Phenazine-Producing Pseudomonas synxantha Against Monilinia laxa – Tamara Janakiev – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbial communities associated with the black morel Morchella sextelata cultivated in greenhouses – Gian Maria Niccolò Benucci – PeerJ

Viruses

The gut virome in inflammatory bowel disease pathogenesis: From metagenomics to novel therapeutic approaches – Federica Ungaro – United European Gastroenterology Journal

Association of the Eukaryotic Vaginal Virome with Prophylactic Antibiotic Exposure and Reproductive Outcomes in a Subfertile Population Undergoing In Vitro Fertilization: A Prospective Exploratory Study – Ashley M. Eskew – Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Bioinformatics

ProphET, prophage estimation tool: A stand-alone prophage sequence prediction tool with self-updating reference database – João L. Reis-Cunha – PlosOne