November 30, 2018

Happy Friday! Today’s digest features the skin microbiome of lizards and frogs, bacterial changes during palm wine fermentation, and the impact of deforestation on soils in the Amazon.

General microbiome

Review: The microbiome in threatened species conservation – West – Biological Conservation

Human oral microbiome

Oxidative stress in the oral cavity is driven by individual-specific bacterial communities – Džunková – NPJ Biofilms and Microbiomes

Human gut microbiome

Alterations of the gut microbiome and plasma proteome in Chinese patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis – Shen – Bone

Animal experiments

Effect of gastric fluid aspiration on the lung microbiota of laboratory rats – Finn – Experimental Lung Research

Animal microbiome

Skin bacterial diversity is higher on lizards than sympatric frogs in tropical Australia – Weitzman – PeerJ

Impact of Bacillus spp. spores and gentamicin on the gastrointestinal microbiota of suckling and newly weaned piglets – Poulsen – PLoS One

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Land Use Influences Antibiotic Resistance in the Microbiome of Soil Collembolans Orchesellides sinensis – Zhu – Environmental Science and Technology

Deforestation Impacts Network Co-occurrence Patterns of Microbial Communities in Amazon Soils – Khan – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Review: VOCs-mediated hormonal signaling and crosstalk with plant growth promoting microbes – Tyagi – Critical Reviews in Biotechnology

Soil amendment alters soil physicochemical properties and bacterial community structure of a replanted apple orchard – Liang – Microbiological Research

Specialisation events of fungal metacommunities exposed to a persistent organic pollutant are suggestive of augmented pathogenic potential – Martins – Microbiome

Extemophile microbiome

Salino-alkaline lime of anthropogenic origin a reservoir of diverse microbial communities – Kalwasińska – Science of the Total Environment

Food microbiology

Preprint: Bacterial diversity and population dynamics during the fermentation of palm wine from Guerrero Mexico – Astudillo-Melgar – BioRxiv

Assessment of biogas production and microbial ecology in a high solid anaerobic digestion of major California food processing residues – Achmon – Bioresource Technology Reports

Science, publishing, and career

Preprint: Participation and Motivations of Grant Peer Reviewers: A Comprehensive Survey of the Biomedical Research Community – Gallo – BioRxiv

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November 28, 2018

Influence of bacterial biofilms from vats on cheese characteristics, the fecal virome of wild ducks, variation in fungal diversity associated with olive trees.

Pregnancy and early life

Review: Strategies for the Preservation, Restoration and Modulation of the Human Milk Microbiota. Implications for Human Milk Banks and Neonatal Intensive Care Units – Leónides Fernández – Frontiers in Microbiology

Human vaginal microbiome

Vaginal microbiome in pregnant women according to trimester and its association with preterm birth: critical appraisal of a cross-sectional study – Dimitrios Papoutsis – Obstetrics & Gynecology Science

Human gut microbiome

Microbial-Host Interactions in Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Functional Bowel Disease, Obesity and Obesity-Related Metabolic Disease – Shailja C Shah – Gastroenterology

Animal experiments

Bioactive Food Abates Metabolic and Synaptic Alterations by Modulation of Gut Microbiota in a Mouse Model of Alzheimer’s Disease – Tauqeerunnisa Syeda – Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease

Extract of the Microalga Nitzschia laevis Prevents High-Fat-Diet Induced Obesity in Mice by Modulating the Composition of Gut Microbiota – Bingbing Guo

Effects of Taste Signaling Protein Abolishment on Gut Inflammation in an Inflammatory Bowel Disease Mouse Model – Ya-Wen Du – Journal of Visualized Experiments

Animal microbiome

Use of next generation sequencing to investigate the microbiota of experimentally induced wounds and the effect of bandaging in horses – Louis J Kamus – PLOS ONE

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

The chirality of imazethapyr herbicide selectively affects the bacterial community in soybean field soil – Hao Wu – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Genome‐Wide Association studies on the phyllosphere microbiome: embracing complexity in host‐microbe interactions – Kathleen Beilsmith – The Plant Journal

Invasive plants differentially affect soil biota through litter and rhizosphere pathways: a meta‐analysis – Pei Zhang – Ecology Letters

Analysis of the community composition and bacterial diversity of the rhizosphere microbiome across different plant taxa – Shaonan Lei – MicrobiologyOpen

Spatial and temporal variation of fungal endophytic richness and diversity associated to the phyllosphere of olive cultivars – Patrick Materatski – Fungal Biology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Pre-print: Metagenomic Insights Unveil the Dominance of Undescribed Actinobacteria in Pond Ecosystem of an Indian Shrine – Radhakrishnan Manikkam – bioRxiv

Built environment

A procedure for identifying chemical and biological risks for books in historic libraries based on microclimate analysis – Eva Schito – Journal of Cultural Heritage

Food microbiology

Influence of the early bacterial biofilms developed on vats made with seven wood types on PDO Vastedda della valle del Belìce cheese characteristics – Raimondo Gaglio – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Probiotics/prebiotics

Microbial consortia: promising probiotics as plant biostimulants for sustainable agriculture – Sheridan L Woo – Frontiers in Plant Science

Phages and viruses

Fecal virome composition of migratory wild duck species – Luis Alfonso Ramírez-Martínez – PLOS ONE

November 10, 2018

Human and General Microbiome

Review: Clinical Application and Potential of Fecal Microbiota Transplantation – R.E. Ooijevaar – Annual Review of Medicine

Editorial: A novel treatment for patients with constipation: Dawn of a new age for translational microbiome research? – Ayesha Shah – Indian Journal of Gastroenterology

Research Highlight: Of ethnicity, environment, and microbiota – Sundararajan Jayaraman – Cellular & Molecular Immunology

Minireview: Metabolic and Microbiota Measures as Peripheral Biomarkers in Major Depressive Disorder – Rachael Horne – Frontiers in Psychiatry

Case Report: Hirschsprung’s Associated Enterocolitis (HAEC) Personalized Treatment with Probiotics Based on Gene Sequencing Analysis of the Fecal Microbiome – Georg Singer – Case Reports in Pediatrics

News and Views: Rules of engagement in the gut microbiome – Elze Rackaityte – Nature Medicine

Preview: When Soluble Fibers Meet Hepatocellular Carcinoma: The Dark Side of Fermentation – Suchira Gallage – Cell Metabolism

Preview: A Microbiota Assimilation – Justin Sonnenburg – Cell Metabolism

Fecal microbiota transplantation: restoring the injured microbiome after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation – Zachariah DeFilipp – Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation

Studies of nonhuman primates: key sources of data on zoonoses and microbiota – B.Davoust – New Microbes and New Infections

Exploring Interactions between the Gut Microbiota and Social Behavior through Nutrition –  Cristian Pasquaretta – Genes

Gut Microbial and Metabolic Responses to Salmonella enterica Serovar Typhimurium and Candida albicans – Jennifer R. Bratburd – mBio

A randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial showing rifaximin to improve constipation by reducing methane production and accelerating colon transit: A pilot study – Uday C. Ghoshal – Indian Journal of Gastroenterology

Zinc Deficiency and the Recurrence of Clostridium difficile Infection after Fecal Microbiota Transplant: A Retrospective Cohort Study – Blake A. Niccum – Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism

Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection: Risk Factors, Treatment, and Prevention – Jung Hoon Song – Gut and Liver

Profiles and Perspectives: Mitochondrial dysfunction and gut microbiota imbalance: An intriguing relationship in chronic kidney disease – Denise Mafra – Mitochondrion

Cervicovaginal Fungi and Bacteria Associated With Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia and High-Risk Human Papillomavirus Infections in a Hispanic Population – Filipa Godoy-Vitorino – Frontiers in Microbiology

Cigarette Smoking Modulation of Saliva Microbial Composition and Cytokine Levels – Mary Rodríguez-Rabassa – International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

Minireview: Human bacterial repertoire of the urinary tract: a potential paradigm shift – Aurélie Morand – Journal of Clinical Microbiology

Review: Role of gut microbiota in intestinal wound healing and barrier function – Ashfaqul Alam – Tissue Barriers

Initial microbial community of the neonatal stomach immediately after birth – Sarah Bajorek – Gut Microbes

The Role of Diet, Micronutrients and the Gut Microbiota in Age-Related Macular Degeneration: New Perspectives from the Gut⁻Retina Axis – Emanuele Rinninella – Nutrients

Review: Candida Interactions with the Oral Bacterial Microbiota – Daniel Montelongo-Jauregui – Journal of Fungi

Microbial Community Dynamics in Mother’s Milk and Infant’s Mouth and Gut in Moderately Preterm Infants – Elena Biagi – Frontiers in Microbiology

First Insights into the Gut Microbiota of Mexican Patients with Celiac Disease and Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity – Jose F. Garcia-Mazcorro – Nutrients

Dietary Exposure to the Environmental Chemical, PFOS on the Diversity of Gut Microbiota, Associated With the Development of Metabolic Syndrome – Keng Po Lai – Frontiers in Microbiology

 

Death Microbiome

Trace Evidence Potential in Postmortem Skin Microbiomes: From Death Scene to Morgue – Whitney A. Kodama – Journal of Forensic Sciences

 

Animal Microbiome / Animal Experiments

Review: Chicken Gut Microbiota: Importance and Detection Technology –  Yue Shang – Frontiers in Veterinary Sciences

Predator odor exposure in early adolescence influences the effects of the bacterial product, propionic acid, on anxiety, sensorimotor gating, and acoustic startle response in male rats in later adolescence and adulthood – Deanne Tak On Wah – Physiology & Behavior

Pharmacological Activation of PXR and CAR Down-regulates Distinct Bile Acid-metabolizing Intestinal Bacteria and Alters Bile Acid Homeostasis – Joseph L Dempsey – Toxicological Sciences

Protective effects of ghrelin on fasting-induced muscle atrophy in aging mice – Chia-Shan Wu – The Journals of Gerontology: Series A

The carbamate aldicarb altered the gut microbiome, metabolome and lipidome of C57BL/6J mice – Bei Gao – Chemical Research in Toxicology

Differential effects of coconut versus soy oil on gut microbiota composition and predicted metabolic function in adult mice – Vania Patrone – BMC Genomics

Pharmaceutical Impact of Houttuynia Cordata and Metformin Combination on High-Fat-Diet-Induced Metabolic Disorders: Link to Intestinal Microbiota and Metabolic Endotoxemia – Jing-Hua Wang – Frontiers in Endocrinology

Maternal High-Fat Diet Programs Offspring Liver Steatosis in a Sexually Dimorphic Manner in Association with Changes in Gut Microbial Ecology in Mice – Umesh D. Wankhade – Scientific Reports

Endotoxemia by Porphyromonas gingivalis Injection Aggravates Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, Disrupts Glucose/Lipid Metabolism, and Alters Gut Microbiota in Mice – Naoki Sasaki –  Frontiers in Microbiology

Effect of Grifola frondosa 95% ethanol extract on lipid metabolism and gut microbiota composition in high-fat diet-fed rats – Yu-Yang Pan – Food & Function

Reduction in butyrate-producing Lachnospiraceae contributes to stress-induced visceral hypersensitivity in rats – Jindong Zhang – Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

 

Beneficial Compounds and Probiotics

Review: Potential Prebiotic Properties of Nuts and Edible Seeds and Their Relationship to Obesity – Clara S. A. Sugizaki – Nutrients

Review: Resveratrol, Metabolic Syndrome, and Gut Microbiota – Alice Chaplin – Nutrients

Isolation and Characterization of Potentially Probiotic Bacterial Strains from Mice: Proof of Concept for Personalized Probiotics – Larissa S. Celiberto – Nutrients

Two alkaline motifs in the Lactobacillus salivarius Lv72 OppA surface are important to its adhesin function – C. Martín – Beneficial Microbes

 

Protocols

Book Chapter: Activity-Based Protein Profiling-Enabling Multimodal Functional Studies of Microbial Communities – Christopher Whidbey – Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology

 

Bioinformatics

Improving the Inference of Co-occurrence Networks in the Bovine Rumen Microbiome – Huiru Zheng – IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

 

Food and Nutritional Microbiome

Microbiomes Associated With Foods From Plant and Animal Sources – Karen G. Jarvis – Frontiers in Microbiology

Fecal microbiota responses to bran particles are specific to cereal type and in vitro digestion methods that mimic upper gastrointestinal tract passage – Yunus Emre Tuncil – Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Gut carbohydrate inhibits GIP secretion via a microbiota/SCFA/FFAR3 pathway – : Eun-Young Lee – Journal of Endocrinology

Review: Human Breast Milk Bacteriome in Health and Disease – Anna Ojo-Okunola – Nutrients

Relative Validity and Reproducibility of a Food Frequency Questionnaire to Assess Nutrients and Food Groups of Relevance to the Gut Microbiota in Young Children – Claudia Leong – Nutrients

 

Other

Surface Exposure and Packing of Lipoproteins into Outer Membrane Vesicles Are Coupled Processes in Bacteroides – Ezequiel Valguarnera – mSphere

The Transferable Resistome of Produce – Khald Blau – mBio

November 3, 2018

Human Microbiome

Defining Dysbiosis in Disorders of Movement and Motivation – Christopher T. Fields – The Journal of Neuroscience

The Microbiotic Highway to Health-New Perspective on Food Structure, Gut Microbiota, and Host Inflammation – Nina Wærling Hansen – Nutrients

Compounding to Prevent and Treat Dysbiosis of the Human Vaginal Microbiome – Riepl Mike – International Journal Of Pharmaceutical Compounding

Multiple sessions of antimicrobial photodynamic therapy associated with surgical periodontal treatment in patients with chronic periodontitis – Uislen B. Cadore – Journal of Periodontology

Gastrointestinal microbiota disruption and risk of colonization with carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa in ICU patients – Melinda M Pettigrew – Clinical Infectious Diseases

Efficacy of Probiotics Supplementation On Chronic Kidney Disease: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis – L. Jia – Kidney and Blood Pressure Research

Antibiotic resistance genes distribution in microbiomes from the soil-plant-fruit continuum in commercial Lycopersicon esculentum fields under different agricultural practices – Francisco Cerqueira – Science of The Total Environment

Repeated rectal application of a hyperosmolar lubricant is associated with microbiota shifts but does not affect PrEP drug concentrations: results from a randomized trial in men who have sex with men – Richard E Haaland – Journal of The International AIDS Society

Modulation of gut microbiome in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: pro-, pre-, syn-, and antibiotics – Min Seok Cho – Journal of Microbiology

Does Modification of the Large Intestinal Microbiome Contribute to the Anti-Inflammatory Activity of Fermentable Fiber? – Shiu-Ming Kuo – Current Developments in Nutrition

 

Animal Microbiome

Pubertal exposure to the endocrine disruptor mono-2-ethylhexyl ester at body burden level caused cholesterol imbalance in mice – Cui Wang – Environmental Pollution

Effects of hexavalent chromium on intestinal histology and microbiota in Bufo gargarizans tadpoles – Qiong Yao – Chemosphere

Dietary shifts influenced by livestock grazing shape the gut microbiota composition and co-occurrence networks in a local rodent species – Guoliang Li – Journal of Animal Ecology

The Impact of Fructo-Oligosaccharides on Gut Permeability and Inflammatory Responses in the Cecal Mucosa Quite Differs between Rats Fed Semi-Purified and Non-Purified Diets – Tomomi Genda – Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology

Temperature-mediated inhibition of a bumblebee parasite by an intestinal symbiont – Evan C. Palmer-Young – Proceedings of The Royal Society B

Combined Consumption of Beef-Based Cooked Mince and Sucrose Stimulates Oxidative Stress, Cardiac Hypertrophy, and Colonic Outgrowth of Desulfovibrionaceae in Rats – Thomas Van Hecke – Molecular Nutrition and Food Research

Host diet mediates a negative relationship between abundance and diversity of Drosophila gut microbiota – Berra Erkosar – Ecology and Evolution

 

Food Microbiome

Monitoring of assertive Lactobacillus sakei and Lactobacillus curvatus strains using an industrial ring trial experiment – Dorothee Janßen – Journal of Applied Microbiology

 

Plant Microbiome

The bacterial volatile dimethyl-hexa-decylamine reveals an antagonistic interaction between jasmonic acid and cytokinin in controlling primary root growth of Arabidopsis seedlings – Ernesto Vázquez-Chimalhua – Protoplasma

Smells from the desert: microbial volatiles that affect plant growth and development of native and non-native plant species – David A. Camarena‐Pozos – Plant, Cell and Environment

 

Bioinformatics, Methodologies and Analysis

Identification and removal of contaminating microbial DNA from PCR reagents: impact on low biomass microbiome analyses – Lisa F Stinson – Letters in Applied Microbiology

A computational framework to integrate high-throughput ‘-omics’ datasets for the identification of potential mechanistic links – Helle Krogh Pedersen – Nature Protocols

 

Other

Studying the microbiome and its complexities: an interview with Alan WalkerBMC Biology

When a physicist wanders into biology…: an interview with KC HuangBMC Biology

From bacterial genomics to clinical epidemiology: an interview with Bill HanageBMC Biology

 

October 27, 2018

Have a good weekend!

Today, in this Digest we have a good amount of articles, including: a study showing the importance of the gut microbiota in the development of thrombosis; the effect of a probiotic on patients with coronary artery disease; a study about vaginal microbiota and menopause; a study gaining insights about the natural microbiota transmission;  associations between microbiota and exercise, and more!

 

Gut Microbiome

Microbial Transplantation With Human Gut Commensals Containing CutC Is Sufficient to Transmit Enhanced Platelet Reactivity and Thrombosis Potential – Sarah M. Skye  – Circulation Research. Comment about this paper in the Editorial: Microbiota-Derived Trimethylamine, The Missing Jigsaw Piece in Thrombosis? – Klytaimnistra Kiouptsi

Gut microbiome and type 2 diabetes: where we are and where to go? – Sapna Sharma – The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry

The gut microbiome of Mexican children affected by obesity – Otoniel Maya-Lucas – Anaerobe

Endurance exercise and gut microbiota: A review – Núria Mach – Journal of Sport and Health Science

Fecal microbiota transplantation confers beneficial metabolic effects of diet and exercise on diet-induced obese mice – Zi-Lun Lai – Scientific Reports

Trimethylamine N-Oxide and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease and Mortality – Chanavuth Kanitsoraphan – Current Nutrition Reports

A comprehensive analysis of the faecal microbiome and metabolome of Strongyloides stercoralis infected volunteers from a non-endemic area – Timothy P. Jenkins – Scientific Reports

Clostridioides difficile uses amino acids associated with gut microbial dysbiosis in a subset of patients with diarrhea – Eric J. Battaglioli – Science Translational Medicine

Opportunistic bacteria confer the ability to ferment prebiotic starch in the adult cystic fibrosis gut – Yanan Wang – Gut Microbes

Towards an Individualized Nutrition Treatment: Role of the Gastrointestinal Microbiome in the Interplay Between Diet and Obesity – Solveig A. Adalsteinsdottir – Current Obesity Reports

Increasing Dietary Fiber Intake Is Associated with a Distinct Esophageal Microbiome – Yael R. Nobel – Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology

Clostridial Butyrate Biosynthesis Enzymes Are Significantly Depleted in the Gut Microbiota of Nonobese Diabetic Mice – Alessandro Tanca – mSphere

Modelling the role of microbial p-cresol in colorectal genotoxicity – Eiman Abdulla Al Hinai – Gut Microbes

Diet and Psychosis: A Scoping Review – M. Aucoin – Neuropsychobiology

Minireview: Inflammation and Gut-Brain Axis During Type 2 Diabetes: Focus on the Crosstalk Between Intestinal Immune Cells and Enteric Nervous System – Arnaud Bessac – Frontiers in Neuroscience

Effects of water decontamination methods and bedding material on the gut microbiota – Willie A. Bidot – PLOS One

Timing for the second fecal microbiota transplantation to maintain the long-term benefit from the first treatment for Crohn’s disease – Pan Li – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Gut microbiome disruption altered the biotransformation and liver toxicity of arsenic in mice – Liang Chi – Archives of Toxicology

 

Early Life Microbiome

Gut Microbiota in the First 2 Years of Life and the Association with Body Mass Index at Age 12 in a Norwegian Birth Cohort – Maggie A. Stanislawski – mBio

Differences in the fecal microbiota of neonates born at home or in the hospital – Joan L. Combellick – Scientific Reports

Distinct mucosal microbial communities in infants with surgical necrotizing enterocolitis correlate with age and antibiotic exposure – Joann Romano-Keeler – PLOS One

 

Oral, Nasal and Respiratory Tract Microbiome

Keystone Species in Pregnancy Gingivitis: A Snapshot of Oral Microbiome During Pregnancy and Postpartum Period – Preethi Balan – Frontiers in Microbiology

The Oral Microbiota Is Modified by Systemic Diseases – D.T. Graves – Journal of Dental Research

Prospective Study of Oral Microbiome and Colorectal Cancer Risk in Low-income and African American Populations – Yaohua Yang – International Journal of Cancer

Species-level bacterial community profiling of the healthy sinonasal microbiome using Pacific Biosciences sequencing of full-length 16S rRNA genes – Joshua P. Earl – Microbiome

The effect of maxillary sinus antrostomy size on the sinus microbiome – Alexander S. Kim – International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology

Microbiome dataset from the upper respiratory tract of patients living with HIV, HIV/TB and TB from Myanmar – Kyaw Soe Htun – Data in Brief

Variations of the lung microbiome and immune response in mechanically ventilated surgical patients – Ryan M. Huebinger – PLOS One

Root Microbiota in Primary and Secondary Apical Periodontitis – Serge Bouillaguet – Frontiers in Microbiology

 

Reproductive / Urinary Tract Microbiome and Health

Association between the vaginal microbiota, menopause status, and signs of vulvovaginal atrophy – Rebecca M. Brotman – Menopause

Association of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease with Risk of Endometriosis: A Nationwide Cohort Study Involving 141,460 Individuals – Fei-Wu Tai – Journal of Clinical Medicine

 

Beneficial Microbes and Compounds

Lactobacillus plantarum 299v Supplementation Improves Vascular Endothelial Function and Reduces Inflammatory Biomarkers in Men With Stable Coronary Artery Disease – Mobin Malik – Circulation Research. About this article: The Microbiome and Endothelial Function – Jhansi L. Leslie 

Probiotics for gastrointestinal and liver diseases: an updated review of the published literature – Francis E. Dailey – Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Disorders – Drug Targets

Review: Immunological Tolerance and Function: Associations Between Intestinal Bacteria, Probiotics, Prebiotics, and Phages – Luis Vitetta – Frontiers in Immunology

Protective Effect of Pediococcus pentosaceus LI05 Against Clostridium difficile Infection in a Mouse Model – Qiaomai Xu – Frontiers in Microbiology

Mixture of Two Lactobacillus plantarum Strains Modulates the Gut Microbiota Structure and Regulatory T Cell Response in Diet-Induced Obese Mice – Jieun Lee – Molecular Nutrition & Food Research

Microbiota stability in healthy individuals after single-dose lactulose challenge-A randomized controlled study – Sandra Y. Wotzka – PLOS One

Review: Interactions of Surface Exopolysaccharides From Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus Within the Intestinal Environment – Nuria Castro-Bravo – Frontiers in Microbiology

Rapid differentiation of Lactobacillus species via metabolic profiling – Kundi Yang – Journal of Microbiological Methods

Combining probiotics and an angiotensin-II type 1 receptor blocker has beneficial effects on hepatic fibrogenesis in a rat model of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis – Yasuhiko Sawada – Hepatology Research

Antidepressant Effects of Rosemary Extracts Associate With Anti-inflammatory Effect and Rebalance of Gut Microbiota – Ying Guo – Frontiers in Pharmacology

Association of dietary fibre intake and gut microbiota in adults – Daniel Lin – British Journal of Nutrition

Effect of prebiotic and probiotic supplementation on neurodevelopment in preterm very low birth weight infants: findings from a meta-analysis – Ravi Prakash Upadhyay – Pediatric Research

Potential of Maintaining a Healthy Vaginal Environment by Two Lactobacillus Strains Isolated from Cocoa Fermentation – Ana Clara Correia Melgaço – BioMed Research International

Viability of microencapsulated Akkermansia muciniphila and Lactobacillus plantarum during freeze-drying, storage and in vitro simulated upper gastrointestinal tract passage – Martín Sebastián Marcial-Coba – Food & Function

Single probiotic supplement suppresses colitis-associated colorectal tumourigenesis by modulating inflammatory development and microbial homeostasis – Jingjing Rong – Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Exploring Effects of Chitosan Oligosaccharides on Mice Gut Microbiota in in vitro Fermentation and Animal Model – Chen Zhang – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbiome Analysis of Biofilms of Silver Nanoparticle-Dispersed Silane-Based Coated Carbon Steel Using a Next-Generation Sequencing Technique – Akiko Ogawa – Antibiotics

Formation of silver nanoparticles by human gut microbiota – Naiyi Yin – Science of The Total Environment

 

Skin Microbiome

Effect of an Emollient on the Mycobiome of Atopic Dermatitis Patients – Jyotsna Chandra – Journal of Drugs in Dermatology

 

General Microbiome

Transmission modes of the mammalian gut microbiota – Andrew H. Moeller – Science

Ecologically informed microbial biomarkers and accurate classification of mixed and unmixed samples in an extensive cross-study of human body sites – Janko Tackmann – Microbiome

Repertoire of the gut microbiota from stomach to colon using culturomics and next-generation sequencing – Morgane Mailhe – BMC Microbiology

gcMeta: a Global Catalogue of Metagenomics platform to support the archiving, standardization and analysis of microbiome data – W. Shi – Nucleic Acid Research

Antibiotics and autoimmune and allergy diseases: Causative factor or treatment? – Anna Strzępa – International Immunopharmacology

Pearls: Bacteriophages shift the focus of the mammalian microbiota – Breck A. Duerkop – PLOS Pathogens

 

Environmental Microbiome

Bleaching-Associated Changes in the Microbiome of Large Benthic Foraminifera of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia – Martina Prazeres – Frontiers in Microbiology

October 22, 2018

Today’s digest features a novel fecal species [Prevotella rara sp. nov.], the virome in feces from healthy children from three Amerindian villages with minimal outside contact, a review of statistical challenges in the design and analysis of longitudinal microbiome studies, and more. Happy reading!

Gut microbiome

*Prevotella rara sp. nov., isolated from human faeces – Boris A. Efimov – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Six-Week Endurance Exercise Alters Gut Metagenome That Is not Reflected in Systemic Metabolism in Over-weight Women – Eveliina Munukka – Frontiers in Microbiology

Association of serum bilirubin in newborns affected by jaundice with gut microbiota dysbiosis – Shaoming Zhou – The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry

Review: Gut-microbiota-on-a-chip: an enabling field for physiological research – Grissel Trujillo-de Santiago – MicroPhysiological Systems

Review: Microbiome and diabetes: Where are we now? – Natalia G. Vallianou – Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice

Oral microbiome

Review: Biology of Oral Streptococci – Jacqueline Abranches – Microbiology Spectrum

Animal and plant microbiome

Review: How Can We Define “Optimal Microbiota?”: A Comparative Review of Structure and Functions of Microbiota of Animals, Fish, and Plants in Agriculture – Wakako Ikeda-Ohtsubo – Frontiers in Nutrition

Water microbiome

Temperature-controlled thermophilic bacterial communities in hot springs of western Sichuan, China – Jie Tang – BMC Microbiology

In situ production of core and intact bacterial and archaeal tetraether lipids in groundwater – Su Ding – Organic Geochemistry

Phages and viruses

*Complex virome in feces from Amerindian children in isolated Amazonian villages – Juliana D. Siqueira – Nature Communications

Bioinformatics

*Preprint Review: Statistical Considerations in the Design and Analysis of Longitudinal Microbiome Studies – Justin D Silverman – bioRxiv

October 18, 2018

Today’s digest covers articles on the potential of fecal microbiota transplant in obesity and Crohn’s disease, modeling approach to address interactions in simplified microbial community, news on antibiotic resistance and a gigantic single cell transcriptomics database encompassing twenty mouse organs!

General Microbiome

Integrated culturing, modeling and transcriptomics uncovers complex interactions and emergent behavior in a three-species synthetic gut community – Kevin D’hoe – eLife

The role of the lung microbiota and the gut‐lung axis in respiratory infectious diseases – Alexia Dumas – Cellular Microbiology

Gut microbiota and obesity: An opportunity to alter obesity through Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT) – Patrick Lee – Diabetes Obesity and Metabolism

Human gut microbiome

Probiotic supplementation restores normal microbiota composition and function in antibiotic-treated and in caesarean-born infants – Katri Korpela – Microbiome

Diversified gut microbiota in newborns of mothers with gestational diabetes mellitus – Minglian Su – PlosOne

Gut dysbiosis with Bacilli dominance and accumulation of fermentation products precedes late-onset sepsis in preterm infants – S Graspeuntner – Clinical Infectious Diseases

The Safety of Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for Crohn’s Disease: Findings from A Long-Term Study – Honggang Wang – Advances in Therapy

Animal experiments

Effect of dietary Spirulina (Arthrospira) platensis on the growth performance, antioxidant enzyme activity, nutrient digestibility, cecal microflora, excreta noxious gas emission, and breast meat quality of broiler chickens – J H Park – Poultry Science

Water and extremophile microbiome

Differential incorporation of one-carbon substrates among microbial populations identified by stable isotope probing from the estuary to South China Sea – Wenchao Deng – Scientific Reports

Prokaryotic Diversity and Distribution in Different Habitats of an Alpine Rock Glacier-Pond System – I. Mania – Microbial Ecology

Community composition of nitrous oxide reducing bacteria investigated using a functional gene microarray – A. Jayakumar – Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography

Built environment

Microbial and Metabolic Succession on Common Building Materials Under High Humidity Conditions – Simon Lax – BioRxiv

Bioinformatics/Techniques

Designing metabolic division of labor in microbial communities – Meghan Thommes – BioRxiv

Population heterogeneity in microbial bioprocesses: origin, analysis, mechanisms, and future perspectives – Anna-Lena Heins – Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering

Hydrogenotrophic methanogens of the mammalian gut: functionally similar, thermodynamically different. A modelling approach – Rafael Munoz-Tamayo – BioRxiv

Microbes in the news

Most burger chains fail on annual antibiotics report card – CNN

Sales of antibiotics for use in food-producing animals drop across the EU – European Medicine Agencies News

Non-microbiology picks

Single-cell transcriptomics of 20 mouse organs creates a Tabula Muris – The Tabula Muris Consortium – Nature