December 12, 2017

Today we have quite a long Microbiome Digest, with many papers in Human Gut , Water, Plant/Soil Microbiome and Probiotics Sections. Among many interesting papers today, check an essay by Stilianos Louca “Probing the metabolism of microorganisms” and a perspective by Cesar de la Fuente “Neuromicrobiology: how microbes influence the brain “.

Events and jobs

LabTechnician/Microbiology, Kalamazoo, MI 49001

Instructional Associate- Microbiology, Fort Worth, TX

Visiting Professor (Part Time) Microbiology Jacksonville, FL Campus

Assistant Professor in Food Microbiology/Safety, Edinburg, Texas (US)

General microbiome

Probing the metabolism of microorganisms – Stilianos Louca – Science

Pregnancy and early life

Persistence of Supplemented Bifidobacterium longum subsp. infantis EVC001 in Breastfed Infants – Steven A. Frese – mSphere

 

 

Human nearly-sterile sites 

Perspective: Neuromicrobiology: how microbes influence the brain – Cesar de la Fuente-Nunez – ACS Chemical Neuroscience

Assessment of the comparability of CLSI, EUCAST and Stokes antimicrobial susceptibility profiles for Escherichia coli uropathogenic isolates – C O’Halloran – British Journal of Biomedical Science

Human gut microbiome

Gut epithelial vitamin D receptor regulates microbiota-dependent mucosal inflammation by suppressing intestinal epithelial cell apoptosis – Lei He – Endocrinology

The long-term effects of faecal microbiota transplantation for gastrointestinal symptoms and general health in patients with recurrent Clostridium difficile infection – J. Jalanka – Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics

Vitamin A deficiency in mice alters host and gut microbial metabolism leading to altered energy homeostasis – Yuan Tian – The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry

Changes in the gut microbiota composition and the plasma ghrelin level in patients with Helicobacter pylori-infected patients with eradication therapy – Hidetaka Yanagi – Gut Microbiota

Perspectives: Gut microbiota–derived short-chain fatty acids and kidney diseases – Lingzhi Li –  Drug Design, Development and Therapy

Metabolic retroconversion of trimethylamine N-oxide and the gut microbiota – Lesley Hoyles – bioRxiv

Changes in the gut microbiota composition and the plasma ghrelin level in patients with Helicobacter pylori-infected patients with eradication therapy  – Hidetaka Yanagi – Gut Microbiota

Enteric Microbiome Markers as Early Predictors of Clinical Outcome in Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant: Results of a Prospective Study in Adult Patients – Nicasio Mancini – Open Forum Infectious Diseases

The long-term effects of faecal microbiota transplantation for gastrointestinal symptoms and general health in patients with recurrent Clostridium difficile infection – J. Jalanka – Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics

Gut Microbiota and Host Juvenile Growth – Martin Schwarzer – Calcified Tissue International

Disruption of the Gut Ecosystem by Antibiotics – Mi Young Yoon – Yonsei Med Journal

Animal experiments 

Removal of the cecum affects intestinal fermentation, enteric bacterial community structure, and acute colitis in mice – Kirsty Brown – Gut Microbes

Influenza A virus subtype H9N2 infection disrupts the composition of intestinal microbiota of chickens – Alexander Yitbarek – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Comparision of the intestinal musocal microbiota in dogs diagnosed with idiopathic inflamatorz bowel disease and dogs with food/responsive diarrhea before and after treatement – K. Kalenyak – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Lysine Restriction Affects Feed Intake and Amino Acid Metabolism via Gut Microbiome in Piglets – Yin J – Logo Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry

Animal microbiome

SPM-1-producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa ST277 clone recovered from microbiota of migratory birds – Willames M.B.S.Martins – Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Ravibacter arvi gen. nov., sp. nov., isolated from farmland soil during development of new culture techniques – Dhiraj Kumar Chaudhary – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Mangrovitalea sediminis gen. nov., sp. nov., a member of the family Alteromonadaceae isolated from mangrove sediment – Hu Liao – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Prolonged exposure does not increase soil microbial community compositional response to warming along geothermal gradients – Dajana Radujković – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Plant–soil feedbacks promote negative frequency dependence in the coexistence of two aridland grasses – Y. Anny Chung – Proceedings of the Royal Society B

Draft genome sequence of Bacillus velezensis 2A-2B strain: a rhizospheric inhabitant of Sporobolus airoides (Torr.) Torr., with antifungal activity against root rot causing phytopathogens – Inés Martínez-Raudales – Standards in Genomic Sciences

Rhizosphere Microorganisms: Application of Plant Beneficial Microbes in Biological Control of Weeds – Satyavir S. Sindhu – Microorganisms for Green Revolution

Shifts in bacterial and fungal diversity in a paddy soil faced with phosphorus surplus – Ming Liu – Biology and Fertility of Soils

Water and extremophile microbiome

Strategies and ecological roles of algicidal bacteria – Nils Meyer – FEMS Microbiology Reviews

Contrasting patterns of genome-level diversity across distinct co-occurring bacterial populations – Sarahi L. Garcia – ISME Journal

The predictability of a lake phytoplankton community, from hours to years – Mridul K. Thomas – bioRxiv

Oceaniglobus indicus gen. nov., sp. nov., a member of the family Rhodobacteraceae isolated from surface seawater –  Jianyang Li –  International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Nitrosopumilus maritimus gen. nov., sp. nov., Nitrosopumilus cobalaminigenes sp. nov., Nitrosopumilus oxyclinae sp. nov., and Nitrosopumilus ureiphilus sp. nov., four marine ammonia-oxidizing archaea of the phylum Thaumarchaeota – Wei Qin – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

A new niche for anoxygenic phototrophs as endoliths – Daniel Roush – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Quantitative Analysis of O2 and Fe2+ Profiles in Gradient Tubes for Cultivation of Microaerophilic Iron(II)-Oxidizing Bacteria – U. Lueder – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Metabolic versatility of small archaea Micrarchaeota and Parvarchaeota – Lin-Xing Chen –  ISME Journal

Diversity patterns of microbial eukaryotes mirror those of bacteria in Antarctic cryoconite holes – Pacifica Sommers – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Linking bacterial community structure to advection and environmental impact along a coast-fjord gradient of the Sognefjord, western Norway – Julia E.Storesund – Progress in Oceanography

Bacterial Succession on Sinking Particles in the Ocean’s Interior -Erik A. Pelve – Frontiers in Microbiology

Growth of Nitrosococcus-Related Ammonia Oxidizing Bacteria Coincides with Extremely Low pH Values in Wastewater with High Ammonia Content – Alexandra Fumasoli – Environmental Science & Technolology

Characteristics of Bacterial Communities in Cyanobacteria-Blooming Aquaculture Wastewater Influenced by the Phytoremediation with Water Hyacinth – Qing Zhou – Water

Biodegradation of phenol by cold-adapted bacteria from Antarctic soils – Gillian Li Yin Lee – Polar Biology

Built environment 

Bacterial community evolutions driven by organic matter and powder activated carbon in simultaneous anammox and denitrification (SAD) process – Cheng-Hao Ge – Bioresource Technology

Food microbiology

The Role of Oligosaccharides in Host-Microbial Interactions for Human Health –  Sarah Ross – Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology

Probiotics / prebiotics

An in vivo assessment of the cholesterol-lowering efficacy of Lactobacillus plantarum ECGC 13110402 in normal to mildly hypercholesterolaemic adults – Adele Costabile – PLOS One

Can Probiotics Reduce Diarrhea and Infant Mortality in Africa?: The Project of a Pilot Study – Mario Del Piano – Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology

Searching for the Perfect Homeostasis: Five Strains of Bifidobacterium longum From Centenarians Have a Similar Behavior in the Production of Cytokines –  Stefania Nicola – Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology

In Vitro Inhibition of Klebsiella pneumoniae by Lactobacillus delbrueckii Subsp. delbrueckii LDD01 (DSM 22106): An Innovative Strategy to Possibly Counteract Such Infections in Humans? – Luca Mogna – Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology

Protective Role of Postbiotic Mediators Secreted by Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG Versus Lipopolysaccharide-induced Damage in Human Colonic Smooth Muscle Cells –  Alessia Cicenia – Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology

In Vitro Activity of Lactobacillus fermentum LF5 Against Different Candida Species and Gardnerella vaginalis: A New Perspective to Approach Mixed Vaginal Infections? –  Francesca Deidda- Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology

Probiotics are a good choice in remission of inflammatory bowel diseases: A meta analysis and systematic review – Mahboube Ganji-Arjenaki – Journal of Cellular Physiology

Optimization of the quenching and extraction procedures for a metabolomic analysis of Lactobacillus plantarum – Qin Yang – Analytical Biochemistry

Phages and viruses

Internalization of a polysialic acid-binding Escherichia  colibacteriophage into eukaryotic neuroblastoma cells – Timo A. Leht – Nature Communication

The human respiratory virome after lung transplantation for COPD: A single centre, prospective, longitudinal study – A.B. Mitchell – Respiratory Medicine

Virome Capture Sequencing in Castleman Disease Identifies Associations with Herpesviridae Family Members but No Novel Viruses – Christopher Sheild Nabel – Blood

Bioinformatics

Multiplexed droplet single-cell RNA-sequencing using natural genetic variation – Hyun Min Kang – Nature Biotechnology

CONSTAX: a tool for improved taxonomic resolution of environmental fungal ITS sequences – Kristi Gdanetz – BMC Bioinformatics

Biotechnology

Engineered synthetic scaffolds for organizing proteins within the bacterial cytoplasm – Matthew J Lee – Nature Chemical Biology

Engineering chemical interactions in microbial communities – Douglas J. Kenny – Chemical Society Reviews

Cyclic lipopeptide signature as fingerprinting for the screening of halotolerant Bacillus strains towards microbial enhanced oil recovery – Bárbara C. S. Farias – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Techniques

Low cost, low tech SNP genotyping tools for resource-limited areas: Plague in Madagascar as a model – Cedar L. Mitchell – PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases

Metagenomic binning and association of plasmids with bacterial host genomes using DNA methylation – John Beaulaurier – Nature Biotechnology

Microbes in the news 

Bacteria discovery in Antarctica prompts rethink of humanity’s search for alien life

When Lemur Families Cuddle, They Share Important Gut Bacteria

$3.9 million supports research to turn bacteria into biofuel producers

Bacteria and Art

Meet the Penn students using medical gauze and bacteria to create art for ‘speculative worlds’

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December 5, 2017

Today we have interesting reviews, one about proteomics and human microbiome by C.A. Kolmedar, the other about oral microbiome by L.P.Shaw and the third about human gut virome by L.A. Ogilvie. In Water section you can read the study by V.J. Koles who developed a model that simulates metagenomes and metatranscriptomes for comparison with observations. In section Bioinformatics you can read about new tools MetaLab and ASAR while in non-microbiology pics you can check podcast “Dances with rocks” with A. Denton, geologist and planetary scientist who wants to dance on Mars. Enjoy!

Jobs

Microbiology Supervisor, Rockville, Maryland

Associate Bioengineer II, Analytical R&D, Warren, NJ

Events

9th Congress of Microbiology and Parasitology Kicks Off in Cuba

General microbiome

Microbially Mediated Electrosynthesis Processes – Mohita Sharma – Microbial Fuell Cell

Development of Suitable Anode Materials for Microbial Fuel Cells – Thi Hiep Han – Microbial Fuel Cell

Progress and Future Direction of Chromosome-Centric Human Proteome Project – Young-Ki Paik – Journal of Proteome Research

Review: Proteomics and the human microbiome: where we are today and where we would like to be – Carolin Adriane Kolmeder – Emerging Topics in Life Sciences

March of the Microbes: Harnessing the Power of the Human Microbiome to Improve Health and Target Disease – Helen Albert – Clinical OMICs

In vitro models of the human microbiota and microbiome – Julie A.K. McDonald – Emerging Topics in Life Sciences

Pregnancy and early life

Development of the Microbiota in Infants and its Role in Maturation of the Gut Mucosa and the Immune System – Cecilia Ximenez – Archives of Medical Research

Human nearly-sterile sites

The Influence of Age and Sex on Ocular Surface Microbiota in Healthy Adults -Xiaofeng Wen – Immunology and Microbiology

Human respiratory microbiome

Pneumococcal vaccine impacts on the population genomics of non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae – David W Cleary – bioRxiv

The nasopharyngeal microbiome – David W. Cleary- Emerging Topics in Life Sciences

The lung microbiome in health and disease – Miriam F Moffatt – Clinical Medicine

New Strategies and Challenges in Lung Proteomics and Metabolomics. An Official American Thoracic Society Workshop Report – Russell P. Bowler – Annals of the American Thoracic Society

Fungal microbiota in chronic airway inflammatory disease and emerging relationships with the host immune response – Irene Zhang – Frontiers in Microbiology

Oral microbiome

Nonleachable Imidazolium-Incorporated Composite for Disruption of Bacterial Clustering, Exopolysaccharide-Matrix Assembly, and Enhanced Biofilm Removal – Geelsu Hwang – ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces

Review: The oral microbiome – Liam P. Shaw – Emerging Topics in Life Sciences

Use of Probiotics and Oral Health – Robert P. Allaker – Current Oral Health Reports

Subgingival Microbiome Colonization and Cytokine Production during Early Dental Implant Healing – Jeffrey B. Payne – mSphere

Human vaginal microbiome

The human female urogenital microbiome: complexity in normality – David A. MacIntyre – Emerging Topics in Life Sciences

Human gut microbiome

Gut microbiome production of short-chain fatty acids and obesity in children – Selvasankar Murugesan – European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases

The gut microbiome and hypertension – Pevsner-Fischer – Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension

In vitro models of the human microbiota and microbiome – Julie A.K. McDonald – Emerging Topics in Life Sciences

Culturomics and Amplicon-based Metagenomic Approaches for the Study of Fungal Population in Human Gut Microbiota – Ibrahim Hamad – Scientific Reports

Lymphatic system and gut microbiota affect immunopathology of neuroinflammatory diseases, including multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis optica and Alzheimer’s disease – Ikuo Tsunoda – Clinical & Experimental Neuroimmunology

Effect of different treatments and alcohol addiction on gut microbiota in minimal hepatic encephalopathy patients – Zan Zuo – Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine

Microbes Tickling Your Tummy: the Importance of the Gut-Brain Axis in Parkinson’s Disease – Paula Perez-Pardo – Current Behavioral Neuroscience Reports

Gancao-Gansui combination impacts gut microbiota diversity and related metabolic functions – Jingao Yu – Journal of Ethnopharmacology

Gut microbiome production of short-chain fatty acids and obesity in children – Selvasankar Murugesan – European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases

Gut microbiota in human SLE and a mouse model of lupus – Xin M. Luo – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

The interaction between smoking, alcohol and the gut microbiome – Gabriele Capurso – Best Practice & Research Clinical Gastroenterology

Animal experiments

Lactation-related metabolic mechanism investigated based on mammary gland metabolomics and 4 biofluids’ metabolomics relationships in dairy cows – Hui-Zeng Sun – BMC Genomics

Differences in the gut microbiota of dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) fed a natural diet or a commercial feed revealed by the Illumina MiSeq platform – Junhyung Kim – Gut Pathogens

Chronic glucocorticoid treatment induced circadian clock disorder leads to lipid metabolism and gut microbiota alterations in rats – Tao Wu – Life Sciences

Animal microbiome

Gut microbiota composition is associated with environmental landscape in honey bees – Julia C Jones –  Ecology and Evolution

Microbiota and environmental stress: how pollution affects microbial communities in Manila clams – M. Milan – Aquatic Toxicology

Analysis of the bacterial microbiome in the small octopus, Octopus variabilis, from South Korea to detect the potential risk of foodborne illness and to improve product management – Jin-JaeLee  – Food Research International

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Studies on mycorrhizal biodiversity in medicinal plant species of Pookode lake area, Wayanad, Kerala, India – Saranya Babu Jayaprakash C.M. – Annals of Plant Sciences

Effects of Iron Amendments on the Speciation of Arsenic in the Rice Rhizosphere after Drainage – Noriko Yamaguchi – Soils

Continuous application of different organic additives can suppress tomato disease by inducing the healthy rhizospheric microbiota through alterations to the bulk soil microflora – Hongjun Liu – Plant and Soil

Seasonal changes in a maize-based polyculture of central Mexico reshape the co-occurrence networks of soil bacterial communities – Eria A. Rebollar – Frontiers in Microbiology

Evolution of microbial communities during electrokinetic treatment of antibiotic-polluted soil – Hongna Li – Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Roles of different active metal-reducing bacteria in arsenic release from arsenic-contaminated paddy soil amended with biochar – Jiang-taoQiao – Journal of Hazardous Materials

Legume crop rotation suppressed nitrifying microbial community in a sugarcane cropping soil – Chanyarat Paungfoo-Lonhienne – Scientific Reports

Responses of soil nutrients and microbial communities to three restoration strategies in a karst area, southwest China – Dejun Li – Journal of Environmental Management

Microbial community structure and soil pH correspond to methane production in Arctic Alaska soils – Robert Wagner – Environmental Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Ocean biogeochemistry modeled with emergent trait-based genomics – V. J. Coles – Science

Bacterial Community Profiling of Waters from Aquaculture and Non-aquaculture Sites within Taal Lake Ecosystem through 16S rDNA Analysis – Leslie Michelle M. Dalmacio – The Philippine Journal of Health Research and Development

Prokaryotic Community Composition in Arctic Kongsfjorden and Sub-Arctic Northern Bering Sea Sediments as Revealed by 454 Pyrosequencing – Yin-Xin Zeng –  Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbial communities shaped by treatment processes in a drinking water treatment plant and their contribution and threat to drinking water safety – Qi Li – Frontiers in Microbiology

Diversity of microbial communities and quantitative chemodiversity in layers of marine sediment cores from an causeway (Kaichu-Doro) in Okinawa Island, Japan – Taha Soliman – Frontiers in Microbiology

Bacterial Diversity and Biogeochemistry of Two Marine Shallow-Water Hydrothermal Systems off Dominica (Lesser Antilles) – Petra Pop Ristova – Frontiers in Microbiology

Spatially distinct, temporally stable microbial populations mediate biogeochemical cycling at and below the seafloor in hydrothermal vent fluids – Caroline S. Fortunato –  Environmental Microbiology

Functional diversity and redundancy across fish gut, sediment and water bacterial communities – Arthur Escalas – Environmental Microbiology

Built environment

Archaeal and Bacterial Community Structure in an Anaerobic Digestion Reactor (Lagoon Type) Used for Biogas Production at a Pig Farm – Pampillón-González L – Journal of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology

Bacterial perspectives on the dissemination of antibiotic resistance genes in domestic wastewater bio-treatment systems: beneficiary to victim – Dong Wu – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Effect of ammonia on the active microbiome and metagenome and from stable full-scale digesters – J.Ruiz-Sánchez – Bioresource Technology

Droplet distribution and airborne bacteria in an experimental shower unit – C.E.Estrada-Perez – Water Research

Food Microbiology

Environmental Microbiota Drives Microbial Succession and Metabolic Profiles during Chinese Liquor Fermentation – Xueshan Wang – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Shotgun metagenomics and volatilome profile of the microbiota of fermented sausages -Ilario Ferrocino –  Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Probiotics / prebiotics

Bifidobacterium longum 1714 as a translational psychobiotic: modulation of stress, electrophysiology and neurocognition in healthy volunteers – A P Allen  – Translational Psychiatry

Phage and viruses

High HPV16 E6 viral load in the oral cavity is associated with an increased number of bacteria: A preliminary study – Hideo Shigeishi – Biomedical Reports

Kullback Leibler divergence in complete bacterial and phage genomes – Sajia Akhter – PeerJ

Review: The human gut virome: form and function – Lesley A. Ogilvie – Emerging Topics in Life Sciences

Deep sequencing reveals high bacterial diversity and phylogenetic novelty in pit mud from Luzhou Laojiao cellars for Chinese strong-flavor Baijiu – Mao-KeLiu – Food Research International

Bioinformatics

Accurate Determination of Bacterial Abundances in Human Metagenomes Using Full-length 16S Sequencing Reads – Fanny Perraudeau – bioRxiv

MetaLab: an automated pipeline for metaproteomic data analysis – Kai Cheng – Microbiome

ASAR: visual analysis of metagenomes in R – Askarbek Orakov – Bioinformatics

Bacteria & Biofuels

Metabolome analysis reveals a role for glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate dehydrogenase in the inhibition of C. thermocellum by ethanol – Liang Tian – Biotechnology for Biofuels

Biophotovoltaics: Conversion of Light Energy to Bioelectricity Through Photosynthetic Microbial Fuel Cell Technology – Rashmi Chandra – Microbial Fuel Cell

Techniques

Electron microscopy reveals unique nano forms of bacterial spores – Sumanta Ghosh – bioRxiv

Continuous and High-throughput Electromechanical Lysis of Bacterial Pathogens using Ion Concentration Polarization – Minseok Kim – Analytical Chemistry

Microbes in the news

A New Antibiotic Weakness—Drugs Themselves Help Bacteria Survive

Exercise Changes Gut Microbial Composition Independent of Diet, Study Shows

Bacteria and obesity: Reviewing the connection between gut bacteria, obesity, and diet

Bacteria & Art

Bacteria Collection of Icons Vector Illustration

Tina’s non microbiology picks

PODCAST: This Scientist Wants To Dance On Mars (And She Just Might Make That Happen)

How to Review a Manuscript

July 21, 2017

Today’s digest is short and sweet. An interesting study of the microbial community composition inside the Internation Space Station using WGS. And, how a microbiologist is saving prairie dogs.

General Microbiome and Microbiology

Microbial metal resistance and metabolism across dynamic landscapes: high-throughput environmental microbiology

Carlson H.F1000Research

Animal and insect microbiome

Population-Specific Responses to Interspecific Competition in the Gut Microbiota of Two Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar) Populations

He X. Microbial Ecology

Plant, soil, and air microbiome

Metabarcoding: A powerful tool to investigate microbial communities and shape future plant protection strategies

Abdelfattah A.Biological Control

 Microbial functional diversity covaries with permafrost thaw‐induced environmental heterogeneity in tundra soil

Yuan MM.Global Change Biology

Marine and inland waters

Sulfide-Induced Dissimilatory Nitrate Reduction to Ammonium Supports Anaerobic Ammonium Oxidation (Anammox) in an Open-Water Unit Process Wetland

Jones ZL Applied and Environmental Microbiology

 The effects of phosphorus limitation on carbon metabolism in diatoms

Brembu T. Philosophical  Transaction of the Royal  Society B

Genetic and metabolic engineering in diatoms

Huang W. Philosophical  Transaction of the Royal  Society B

Built Microbiome

Microalgal hydrogen production-a review

Khetkorn W. Bioresource Technology

Whole metagenome profiles of particulates collected from the International Space Station

Nicholas AB.Microbiome, 2017

Microbes in the news

How a wildlife biologist became a plague-chaser in the American Southwest

STAT

May 9, 2017

Today’s digest is full of exciting papers that look at how climate change is influencing the gut microbiome of lizards, biogeography of bacteria along the Amazon river, lastly how going to the gym might be bad for you.

Human gut microbiome

Preprint : The Landscape Of Type VI Secretion Across Human Gut Microbiomes Reveals Its Role In Community Composition. Verster A. bioRxiv

Ocean, river, and stream microbiome

Disentangling multi‐scale environmental effects on stream microbial communities. Jyrkänkallio‐Mikkola J. Journal of Biogeography

Bacterial biogeography across the Amazon river-ocean continuum  Doherty M. Frontiers in Microbiology

Spatial variation of microbial communities in sediments along the environmental gradients from Xiaoqing River to Laizhou Bay.   Yu SX.  Marine Pollution Bulletin

The impact of long-term water level draw-down on microbial biomass: A comparative study from two peatland sites with different nutrient status Mpamah PA. European Journal of Soil Biology

The metabolic potential of the single cell genomes obtained from the Challenger Deep, Mariana Trench within the Candidate Superphylum Parcubacteria (OD1). León‐Zayas. Environmental Microbiology

Plant, soil, and air microbiome

Postmortem microbial communities in burial soil layers of skeletonized humans. Thomas TB. Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine

Metagenomic Analysis of Bacterial Communities in the Rhizosphere of Leguminous Crops and Trees. Ahrenhoerster C. The FASEB Journal

Animal gut microbiome

Can fecal samples be used to inform about microbial communities of the equine hindgut? Reed KJ. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science

Normal variation and changes over time in the equine intestinal microbiome Martin EJ. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science

Climate warming reduces gut microbiota diversity in a vertebrate ectotherm. Bestion E. Nature:Ecology and Evolution

Effect of dietary supplementation with Lactobacillus acidophilus D2/CSL (CECT 4529) on caecum microbioma and productive performance in broiler chickens De Cesare A. PLoS One

Biotechnology 

Editorial Petroleum Microbial Biotechnology: Challenges and Prospects Ismail WA.Frontiers in Microbiology

Antibiotic 

Networks of exchanging antibiotic resistance between environmental, commensal, and pathogenic microbes Dantas G- The FASEB Journal

Extreme environment 

Decoupling of microbial carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus cycling in response to extreme temperature events Mooshammer M. Science Advances

Faecal microbiome 

pH-Mediated Microbial and Metabolic Interactions in Fecal Enrichment Cultures Ilhan ZE. mSpehere

Anemia During Infancy Affects the Fecal Microbiome and Fecal and Serum Metabolomes McClorry S. The FASEB Journal

Microbes in the news

Southern California beaches get bacteria warnings after rain

Monterey County Herald

The Amount Of Bacteria On Gym Equipment Will Make Sure You Never Forget To Wipe Down The Elliptical Again

Bustle


 

Microbiome stock photo fails

Sometimes I come across a stock photo that is unintentionally funny. Here is another one.

An artist’s rendition of how microbes grow in the intestinal tract. Here you can see bacteria circling around microvilli. Or are they shiny pills in straight lines circling around sausages, or decaying fingers in plastic gloves?

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Same villi but different bacteria. It’s a Fecal Microbiota Transplant!

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And this one has no bacteria at all. I guess it represents the Germ Free Mouse.

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February 17, 2017

Today the incoming is filled with some compelling reviews; considering periodontal inflammation and C.diff with IBD (separately), as well some biopesticide ethics discussion, and mention of exciting biome research mergers and funding afoot. Read on!

Human oral microbiome

Review: Contribution of proteomics to our understanding of periodontal inflammation– Nagihan Bostanci- Proteomics

Human vaginal microbiome

Subclinical alteration of the cervical–vaginal microbiome in women with idiopathic infertility-Giuseppina Campisciano- Journal of Cellular Physiology

Human gut microbiome

Review: Systematic review with meta-analysis: the impact of Clostridium difficile infection on the short and long-term risks of colectomy in inflammatory bowel disease– Law C- Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Review: Therapeutic modulation of gut microbiota in inflammatory bowel disease: More questions to be answered– Yu Qi Qiao- Journal of Digestive Diseases

Fecal microbiota

Successful Resolution of Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection using Freeze-Dried, Encapsulated Fecal Microbiota; Pragmatic Cohort Study– Christopher Staley- The American Journal of Gastroenterology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Effect of postharvest practices including degreening on citrus carpoplane microbial biomes– Gomba A.- Journal of Applied Microbiology

Biopesticides

Review: Should the biofilm mode of life be taken into consideration for microbial biocontrol agents?– Caroline Pandin- Microbial Biotechnology
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Microbes in the news

Laundry hygiene—how to get more than clean- Bockmuhl DP- Applied Microbiology

DNA Analysis Reveals Secret Microbiomes in Cities– Paula Solferini Rothman- BU News Service

Microbes on the market

Symbiotix Biotherapies Announces Issuance of First Composition of Matter Patent Covering a Microbiome-derived Therapeutic Molecule– Yahoo Finance

Vedanta Teams with Stanford and Leiden Universities for Microbiome Therapeutics– Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News

Research Funding

U Of M Commercialization Grants Target Microbiome Test, Sleep Disorders, Epilepsy- Dan Jacobson– Twin Cities Business

February 17, 2017

Today the incoming research is rich in reviews, including one article examining periodontal inflammation and another examining  C.diff and IBD, also a biopesticide ethics discussion and some exciting funding and research mergers in the mix. Read on!

Human oral microbiome

Review: Contribution of proteomics to our understanding of periodontal inflammation– Nagihan Bostanci- Proteomics

Human vaginal microbiome

Subclinical alteration of the cervical–vaginal microbiome in women with idiopathic infertility-Giuseppina Campisciano- Journal of Cellular Physiology

Human gut microbiome

Review: Systematic review with meta-analysis: the impact of Clostridium difficile infection on the short and long-term risks of colectomy in inflammatory bowel disease– Law C- Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Review: Therapeutic modulation of gut microbiota in inflammatory bowel disease: More questions to be answered– Yu Qi Qiao- Journal of Digestive Diseases

Fecal microbiota

Successful Resolution of Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection using Freeze-Dried, Encapsulated Fecal Microbiota; Pragmatic Cohort Study– Christopher Staley- The American Journal of Gastroenterology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Effect of postharvest practices including degreening on citrus carpoplane microbial biomes– Gomba A.- Journal of Applied Microbiology

Biopesticides

Review: Should the biofilm mode of life be taken into consideration for microbial biocontrol agents?– Caroline Pandin- Microbial Biotechnology

Microbes in the news

Review: Laundry hygiene—how to get more than clean– Bockmuhl DP- Applied Microbiology

DNA Analysis Reveals Secret Microbiomes in Cities– Paula Solferini Rothman- BU News Service

Vedanta Teams with Stanford and Leiden Universities for Microbiome Therapeutics– Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News

Microbes on the market

Symbiotix Biotherapies Announces Issuance of First Composition of Matter Patent Covering a Microbiome-derived Therapeutic Molecule- Yahoo Finance

Research Funding

U Of M Commercialization Grants Target Microbiome Test, Sleep Disorders, Epilepsy- Dan Jacobson– Twin Cities Business