October 17, 2017

The effects of antimicrobials in household products on the maternal and infant microbiome, water quality of an urban stream network, and using adaptive evolution to improve lager yeast hybrids.

Pregnancy and early life

Household triclosan and triclocarban effects on the infant and maternal microbiome – Jessica V Ribado – EMBO Molecular Medicine

Water and extremophile microbiome

Microbial diversity and iron oxidation at Okuoku-hachikurou Onsen, a Japanese hot spring analog of Precambrian iron formations – L M Ward – Geobiology

Microbial communities and organic biomarkers in a Proterozoic-analog sinkhole – T L Hamilton – Geobiology

Built environment

Urban infrastructure influences dissolved organic matter quality and bacterial metabolism in an urban stream network – Clay P Arango – Freshwater Biology

Food microbiology

Pre-print: Enhanced wort fermentation with de novo lager hybrids adapted to high ethanol environments – Kristoffer Krogerus – bioRxiv

More microbes

Pre-print: Phosphate starvation induces replacement of phospholipids with the betaine lipid diacylglycerol-N,N,N-trimethylhomoserine in the human fungal pathogen Candida albicans – Surabhi Naik – bioRxiv

Microbes in the news

Infections by C.diff bacteria are on the rise and can cause serious problems – Consumer Reports – The Washington Post

Engineered bacteria build microstructures on their own – Michael Torrice – Chemical & Engineering News

Gut fungi might be linked to obesity and inflammatory bowel disorders – Tina Hesman Saey – Science News

Rare bacteria in dead elephant sparks alarm – Siba Mohanty – The New Indian Express

Woman Contracts Rare Bacterial Infection on 12-Hour Flight – Rachael Rettner – Live Science

Microbial Drug Resistant Mutations Found via Novel Genome Screen – Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News

One More Small Piece of the Puzzle on the Role of Gut Micro-organisms in MS – Ana Belo Van Wijk – Multiple Sclerosis News Today

Microbes on the market

New Clinical Data and Microbiome Research from Rebiotix’s Phase 2 Program for RBX2660 Highlighted at the World Congress of Gastroenterology at ACG2017 – PR Newswire

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October 15, 2017

General microbiome

Metagenome Analyses of Multispecies Microbial Biofilms: First Steps Toward Understanding Diverse Microbial Systems on Surfaces – Christel Schmeisser, Functional Metagenomics: Tools and Applications

Prediction analysis for microbiome sequencing data – Tao Wang, arxiv

Metagenomic Cosmid Libraries Suitable for Functional Screening in Proteobacteria – Jiujun Cheng, Functional Metagenomics: Tools and Applications

Moulds associated with contaminated ocular and injectable drugs: FDA recalls, epidemiology considerations, drug shortages, and aseptic processing – Donald G. Ahearn, Medical Mycology

Human skin microbiome

High-Altitude Living Shapes the Skin Microbiome in Humans and Pigs – Bo Zeng, Frontiers in Microbiology

Human vaginal microbiome

Role of Molecular Biology in Diagnosis and Characterization of Vulvo-Vaginitis in Clinical Practice – Donders G.G.G., Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation

Human gut microbiome

A Review of the Oesophageal Microbiome in Health and Disease – Dervla Kelly, Methods in Microbiology

Prediction of functional profiles of gut microbiota from 16S rRNA metagenomic data provides a more robust evaluation of gut dysbiosis occurring in Japanese type 2 diabetic patients – Ryo Inoue, Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition

Human oral microbiome

The Effect of Supragingival Biofilm Re-development on the Subgingival Microbiota in Chronic Periodontitis – Fátima Aparecida Rocha Resende Hartenbach, Archives of Oral Biology

Animal experiments

Spatial organization of a model 15-member human gut microbiota established in gnotobiotic mice – Jessica L. Mark Welch, PNAS

Comparative study of probiotic effects of Lactobacillusand Bifidobacteria strains on cholesterol levels, liver morphology and the gut microbiota in obese mice – Rostyslav V. Bubnov, The EPMA Journal

Study on improving anaerobic co-digestion of cow manure and corn straw by fruit and vegetable waste: methane production and microbial community in CSTR process – Xuemei Wang, Bioresource Technology

Animal microbiome

Perinatal Bisphenol A Exposure Induces Chronic Inflammation in Rabbit Offspring via Modulation of Gut Bacteria and Their Metabolites – Lavanya Reddivari, mSystems

Hymenobacter cavernae sp. nov., isolated from a karst cave – Hai-Zhen Zhu, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Ciceribacter thiooxidans sp. nov., a novel nitrate-reducing thiosulfate-oxidizing bacterium isolated from sulfide-rich anoxic sediment – Tongchu Deng, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Deinococcus taklimakanensis sp. nov., isolated from desert soil –  Zuobing Liu, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Improvement of the catalytic characteristics of a salt-tolerant GH10 xylanase from Streptomyce rochei L10904 – Qin Li, International Journal of Biological Macromolecules

Trees harness the power of microbes to survive climate change – Jennifer A. Lau, PNAS

Exploring the earthworm gut as model for soil microbial ecology – Fatima Hussain, MBL

Soil proteomics for exploitation of microbial diversity in Fusarium wilt infected and healthy rhizosphere soils of tomato – R. Manikandan, Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology

The intimate talk between plants and microorganisms at the leaf surface – Wendy Aragón, Journal of Experimental Botany

Metagenomics of Plant Microbiomes – G. Brader, Functional Metagenomics: Tools and Applications

Effects of different soil remediation methods on inhibition of lead absorption and growth and quality of Dianthus superbus L. – Xiaoyu Yang, Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Interactions of Root-Feeding Insects with Fungal and Oomycete Plant Pathogens – Telsa Willsey, Frontiers in Plant Science

Soil proteomics for exploitation of microbial diversity in Fusarium wilt infected and healthy rhizosphere soils of tomato – R. Manikandan, Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology

Switchgrass Yield, Nutrient Uptake, And Rhizosphere Microbial Community Composition As Affected By Cultivar And Soil Fertility – Anne Sawyer, University of Minnesota Digital Conservancy

Ecoenzymatic stoichiometry and microbial nutrient limitation in rhizosphere soil in the arid area of the northern Loess Plateau, China – Yongxing Cui, Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Soil microbiota respond to green manure in organic vineyards – Claudia M. O. Longa, Journal of Applied Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Anoxynatronum buryatiense sp. nov., an anaerobic alkaliphilic bacterium from a low mineralization soda lake in Buryatia, Russia – Yana Ryzhmanova, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

100 kGy gamma-affected microbial communities within the ancient Arctic permafrost under simulated Martian conditions – Vladimir S. Cheptsov, Extremophiles

Effect of environmental parameters on biodiversity of the fungal component in lithic Antarctic communities – Laura Selbmann, Extremophiles

Biomineralisation of carbonate and sulphate by the halophilic bacterium Halomonas maura at different manganese concentrations – Almudena Rivadeneyra, Extremophiles

Biosurfactant production by haloalkaliphilic Bacillusstrains isolated from Red Sea, Egypt – Khouloud M.Barakat, The Egyptian Journal of Aquatic Research

Mass Spectrometry for the Study of Microbial Communities in Environmental Waters – Inês C. Santos, Advances in Chemical Pollution, Environmental Management and Protection

Responses of microbial community to pH stress in bioleaching of low grade copper sulfide – Yuguang Wang, Bioresource Technology

Mass Spectrometry for the Study of Microbial Communities in Environmental Waters – Inês C. Santos, Advances in Chemical Pollution, Environmental Management and Protection

Waste microbes

Microbial characteristics analysis and kinetic studies on substrate composition to methane after microbial and nutritional regulation of fruit and vegetable wastes anaerobic digestion – Chunhui Zhao, Bioresource Technology

Antibiotic resistance genes and associated microbial community conditions in aging landfill systems – Dong Wu, Environmental Science and Technology

Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics in Microbiome Analysis – Yuhan Hao, Methods in Microbiology

Techniques

Enhancing Metagenomic Approaches Through Synthetic Biology – Luana de Fátima Alves, Functional Metagenomics: Tools and Applications

Enhancing Functional Metagenomics of Complex Microbial Communities Using Stable Isotopes – Marcela Hernández, Functional Metagenomics: Tools and Applications

The P/N (Positive-to-Negative Links) Ratio in Complex Networks—A Promising In Silico Biomarker for Detecting Changes Occurring in the Human Microbiome – Zhanshan (Sam) Ma, Microbial Ecology

Challenges and Opportunities in Discovery of Secondary Metabolites Using a Functional Metagenomic Approach – Alinne L. R. Santana-Pereira, Functional Metagenomics: Tools and Applications

Emerging whole-cell modeling principles and methods – Arthur P. Goldberg, arxiv

Expression Platforms for Functional Metagenomics: Emerging Technology Options Beyond Escherichia coli – Anna Lewin, Functional Metagenomics: Tools and Applications

Microbes in the news

AST: The Linchpin of Antimicrobial Stewardship – James Lewis, ModernMedicine Network

The Black Death Rages In Madagascar –  Julianna LeMieux, American Council on Science and Health

Report: 17 New Species Of Bacteria Found Every Day In World’s Rainforest Cafés – The Onion (Satire)

October 8, 2017

General microbiome

Repurposed kinase inhibitors and β-lactams as a novel therapy for antibiotic resistant bacteria – Nathan Wlodarchak, bioRxiv

Isolation and whole genome analysis of endospore-forming bacteria from heroin – Jörn Kalinowski, Forensic Science International: Genetics

Events and jobs

DOCTORAL STUDENT / POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER, EARLY INTERACTIONS OF INTESTINAL MICROBIOTA AND THE IMMUNE SYSTEM – University of Helsinki

Director of the Microbiome Research Laboratory – Microbiome Research Laboratory (MRL) at UT Southwestern

Microbiology Faculty Position – University of Chicago

Human gut microbiome

Microbiome, inflammation and colorectal cancer – Ju Chen, Seminars in Immunology

The fecal microbiome of ALS patients – David Brenner, Neurobiology of Aging

Targeting gut microbiota: Lactobacillus alleviated type 2 diabetes via inhibiting LPS secretion and activating GPR43 pathway – Kai-Kai Li, Journal of Functional Foods

Volatile Organic Compounds in Feces Associate With Response to Dietary Intervention in Patients With Irritable Bowel Syndrome – Megan Rossi, Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Proteomics Dataset: The Colon Mucosa from Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients, Gastrointestinal Asymptomic Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients, and Controls – Tue Bjerg Bennike, Data in Brief

The mycobiome: Role in health and disease, and as a potential probiotic target in gastrointestinal disease – Christopher L. Hager, Digestive and Liver Disease

Overview of paediatric IBD – David C. Wilson, Seminars in Pediatric Surgery

Improvement of Insulin Sensitivity after Lean Donor Feces in Metabolic Syndrome Is Driven by Baseline Intestinal Microbiota Composition – Ruud S. Kootte, Cell Metabolism

Fasting the Microbiota to Improve Metabolism? – Joel T. Haas, Cell Metabolism

Fecal Transplant in Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Alexander S. Browne, Gastroenterology Clinics of North America

The Brain-Gut Axis and Stress in Inflammatory Bowel Disease  – Charles N. Bernstein, Gastroenterology Clinics of North America

Human oral microbiome

The oral microbiota in colorectal cancer is distinctive and predictive – Burkhardt Flemer, Gut microbiota

Animal experiments

Interhost dispersal alters microbiome assembly and can overwhelm host innate immunity in an experimental zebrafish model – Adam R. Burns, PNAS

Ganoderma lucidum polysaccharides improve insulin sensitivity by regulating inflammatory cytokines and gut microbiota composition in mice – S. Xua, Journal of Functional Foods

Effect of enzymatically hydrolyzed scallop visceral protein powder used as a replacement of fish meal on the growth performance, immune responses, intestinal microbiota and intestinal morphology of broiler chickens – R.E. Xing, Livestock Science

Intestinal microbiota impact sepsis associated encephalopathy via the vagus nerve – Suyan Li, Neuroscience Letters

Animal microbiome

Environmental proteomics reveals taxonomic and functional changes in an enriched aquatic ecosystem – Amanda C. Northrop, Ecosphere

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Characterization of the first rice paddy cluster I isolate, Methyloterricola oryzae gen. nov., sp. nov. and amended description of Methylomagnum ishizawai –  Katharina Frindte, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Ultrastructural observations on prokaryotic associates of benthic foraminifera: Food, mutualistic symbionts, or parasites? – Joan M. Bernhard, Marine Micropaleontology

Food microbiology

Potentially active spoilage bacteria community during the storage of vacuum packaged beefsteaks treated with aqueous ozone and electrolyzed water – Cristian Botta, International Journal of Food Microbiology

Next generation of microbiological risk assessment: Potential of omics data for exposure assessment – Heidy M.W. den Besten, International Journal of Food Microbiology

Characterization of lactic acid bacteria recovered from atole agrio, a traditional Mexican fermented beverage – Kati Väkeväinen, LWT – Food Science and Technology

Probiotics / prebiotics

Prebiotics and Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Heather E. Rasmussen, Gastroenterology Clinics of North America

Probiotics in Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Bincy P. Abraham, Gastroenterology Clinics of North America

Enhancing the viability of Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG after spray drying and during storage – Géraldine Broeckx, International Journal of Pharmaceutics

Microbes in the news

Second grade handwashing experiment leads to big decrease in bacteria, illness – INFECTIOUS DISEASES SOCIETY OF AMERICA, EurekAlert!

UTHealth awarded $3.1 million NIH grant to study how gut bacteria relates to diabetes – UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER AT HOUSTON, EurekAlert!

Scientists are trying to figure out how to keep bacteria from running rampant on space missions –  Claire Maldarelli, Popular Science

“Good” Gut Bacteria Linked to Melanoma Immunotherapy Response – GEN

October 4, 2017

Today’s digest features excellent reviews on recent advances in cryo-electron microscopy technology for understanding bacterial ribosome assembly,  and impact of gut microbiome on therapeutics. Happy reading!

General microbiome

Towards standards for human fecal sample processing in metagenomic studies – Paul I Costea – Nature Biotechnology

Assessment of variation in microbial community amplicon sequencing by the Microbiome Quality Control (MBQC) project consortium – Rashmi Sinha – Nature Biotechnology

Editorial : Microbiome yarns: microbiome basis of memory – Kenneth Timmis – Microbial Biotechnology

Review : Cross Talk: The Microbiota and Neurodevelopmental Disorders – John R. Kelly – Frontiers in Neuroscience

Review : Gut Microbiota, Immune System, and Bone – P. D’Amelio – Calcified Tissue International

Pregnancy and early life

Meconium microbiome as a new source of information about long-term health and disease: questions and answers – P. Wilczyńska – The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine

Evolution in fecal bacterial/viral composition in infants of two central African countries (Gabon and Republic of the Congo) during their first month of life – Lionel Brazier – Plos one

A longitudinal study of the infant nasopharyngeal microbiota: The effects of age, illness and antibiotic use in a cohort of South East Asian children – Susannah J. Salter – Plos one

Human gut microbiome

Review : Microbiota in digestive cancers: our new partner? – Anthony Lopez – Carcinogenesis

*Review : Impacts of the Human Gut Microbiome on Therapeutics – Yoshiki Vázquez-Baeza – Annual Reviews

Associations between acute gastrointestinal GvHD and the baseline gut microbiota of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients and donors – C Liu – Leukemia

Natural polyreactive IgA antibodies coat the intestinal microbiota – Jeffrey J. Bunker – Science

Time of day and eating behaviors are associated with the composition and function of the human gastrointestinal microbiota – Jennifer L Kaczmarek – The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

The Effects of an Environmentally Relevant Level of Arsenic on the Gut Microbiome and its Functional Metagenome – Liang Chi – Toxicological Sciences

Animal experiments

Probiotics modulate gut microbiota and improve insulin sensitivity in DIO mice – Renata A.Bagarolli – The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry

Decaffeinated green and black tea polyphenols decrease weight gain and alter microbiome populations and function in diet-induced obese mice – Susanne M. Henning – European Journal of Nutritional

Microbiota-related Changes in Bile Acid & Tryptophan Metabolism are Associated with Gastrointestinal Dysfunction in a Mouse Model of Autism – Anna V. Golubeva – EBioMedicine

Repeated Oral Exposure to Nε-Carboxymethyllysine, a Maillard Reaction Product, Alleviates Gut Microbiota Dysbiosis in Colitic Mice – Nesreen ALJahdali – Digestive Disease Sciences

Comparison of the Luminal and Mucosa-Associated Microbiota in the Colon of Pigs with and without Swine Dysentery – Eric R. Burrough – Frontiers in Veterinary Science

Animal microbiome

Untangling the cecal microbiota of feral chickens by culturomic and metagenomic analyses – Chiara Ferrario – Environmental Microbiology

Bacterial community associated with worker honeybees (Apis mellifera) affected by European foulbrood – Tomas Erban – PeerJ

Comparative characterization of bacterial communities in geese fed all-grass or high-grain diets – Qi Xu – Plos One

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Implication of graphene oxide in Cd-contaminated soil: A case study of bacterial communities – TingXiong – Journal of Environmental Management

Elucidating the microbial community associated with the protein preference of sludge degrading worms – Steef de Valk – Environmental Technology

Bacterial microbiomes of individual ectomycorrhizal Pinus sylvestris roots are shaped by soil horizon and differentially sensitive to nitrogen addition – Srisailam Marupakula – Environmental Microbiology

A comparative study of composting the solid fraction of dairy manure with or without bulking material: performance and microbial community dynamics – Xiao-ZhongZhong -Bioresource Technology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Individual-level trait diversity predicts phytoplankton community properties better than species richness or evenness – Simone Fontana – The ISME Journal

Bacterial community dynamics within an aerobic granular sludge reactor treating wastewater loaded with pharmaceuticals – Catarina L.Amorim – Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Food Microbiology

Chlorogenic acid versus amaranth’s caffeoylisocitric acid – Gut microbial degradation of caffeic acid derivatives – Maren Vollmer – Food Research International

Probiotics / prebiotics

Specific signatures of the gut microbiota and increased levels of butyrate in children treated with fermented cow’s milk containing heat-killed Lactobacillus paracasei CBA L74 – Roberto Berni Canani – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Beneficial effects of a probiotic blend on gastrointestinal side effects induced by leflunomide and amlodipine in a rat model – S.C. Song – Beneficial Microbes

Phages and viruses

Characterization of the human DNA gut virome across populations with different subsistence strategies and geographical origin – Simone Rampelli – Environmental Microbiology

Metabolomics

Identification of phenolic metabolites in human urine after the intake of a functional food made from grape extract by a high resolution LTQ-Orbitrap-MS approach – Gemma Sasot – Food Research International
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0963996917300297?via%3Dihub

Bioinformatics

A broken promise: microbiome differential abundance methods do not control the false discovery rate – Stijn Hawinkel – Briefings in Bioinformatics
https://academic.oup.com/bib/article/doi/10.1093/bib/bbx104/4091293/A-broken-promise-microbiome-differential-abundance

Metagenomic assembly through the lens of validation: recent advances in assessing and improving the quality of genomes assembled from metagenomes – Nathan D. Olson – Briefings in Bioinformatics

Ananke: temporal clustering reveals ecological dynamics of microbial communities – Michael W. Hall – PeerJ

Detection of Increased Plasma Interleukin-6 Levels and Prevalence of Prevotella copri and Bacteroides vulgatus in the Feces of Type 2 Diabetes Patients – Aline Zazeri Leite – Frontiers in Immunology

k-SLAM: accurate and ultra-fast taxonomic classification and gene identification for large metagenomic data sets – David Ainsworth – Nucleic Acids Research

Techniques

* The impact of recent improvements in cryo-electron microscopy technology on the understanding of bacterial ribosome assembly – Aida Razi – Nucleic acids Research

Anitha’s non-microbiology picks

A cold, clear view of life wins chemistry Nobel

Nobel physics prize awards discovery in gravitational waves

Medicine Nobel Prize Goes to Circadian Rhythm Researchers

New portable blood analyzer could improve anemia detection worldwide

Computational study sheds doubt on latest theory of birds’ mysterious magnetic compass

 

September 29, 2017

General microbiome

Metabolic and process engineering for biodesulfurization in Gram-negative bacteria – I. Martínez, Journal of Biotechnology

Biofilms: Survival and defense strategy for pathogens – Ashutosh Kumar, International Journal of Medical Microbiology

Effect of Substrate Conversion on Performance of Microbial Fuel Cells and Anodic Microbial Communities – Zhao Yang-Guo, Environmental Engineering Science

Comparison of the impacts of zinc ions and zinc nanoparticles on nitrifying microbial community – Qiang Wu, Journal of Hazardous Materials

Models of microbiome evolution incorporating host and microbial selection – Qinglong Zeng, Microbiome

Pregnancy and early life

Impact of delivery mode on the colostrum microbiota composition – Marco Toscano, BMC Microbiology

Multi-site human microbiome

Human Microbiome in Brazil – Luciana Campos Paulino, The Brazilian Microbiome

Forensic genetics and genomics: Much more than just a human affair – Miguel Arenas, PLoS Genetics

South Asian Health: Inflammation, Infection, Exposure, and the Human Microbiome – Jennifer Leng, Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health

Natural Products as Platforms To Overcome Antibiotic Resistance – Sean E. Rossiter, Chemical Reviews

Intestinal Dysbiosis and Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Link between Gut Microbiota and the Pathogenesis of Rheumatoid Arthritis – Gabriel Horta-Baas, Journal of Immunology Research

Human respiratory microbiome

Individual Patterns of Complexity in Cystic Fibrosis Lung Microbiota, Including Predator Bacteria, over a 1-Year Period – Juan de Dios Caballero, mBio

Sputum microbiota in severe asthma patients: Relationship to eosinophilic inflammation – Naijian Li, Respiratory Medicine

Human skin microbiome

Culture characterization of the skin microbiome in type 2 diabetes mellitus: a focus on the role of innate immunity – Akshay Thimmappaiah Jagadeesh, Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice

Human vaginal microbiome

Lactobacillus iners-dominated vaginal microbiota is associated with increased susceptibility to Chlamydia trachomatis infection in Dutch women: a case–control study – Robin van Houdt, Epidemiology

Human gut microbiome

Bacterial chat: intestinal metabolites and signals in host -microbiota -pathogen interactions – Bruna C. Lustri, Infection and Immunity

Gut inflammation and dysbiosis in human motor neuron disease – Julie Rowin, Physiological Reports

Molecular basis of gut microbiome-associated colorectal cancer: A synthetic perspective – Alan R. Healy, Journal of American Chemical Society

Metagenomic Paleomicrobiology Characterizes Fecal Microbiomes and Viromes of Pre-Columbian Cultures from Vieques, Puerto Rico – Jessica I. Rivera-Perez, ProQuest

A randomised trial of the effect of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid supplements on the human intestinal microbiota – Henry Watson, BMJ Journals

Functional Changes in the Gut Microbiome Contribute to Transforming Growth Factor β-Deficient Colon Cancer – Scott G. Daniel, mSystems

The Induction of Oxalate Metabolism In Vivo Is More Effective with Functional Microbial Communities than with Functional Microbial Species – Aaron W. Miller, mSystems

Thiamine Acquisition Strategies Impact Metabolism and Competition in the Gut Microbe Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron – Zachary A. Costliow, mSystems

Human oral microbiome

Host Genetic and Environemental Associations and the Human Salivary Microbiome – Brittany Ann Demmitt, ProQuest

Animal microbiome

Pathogenesis of oral FIV infection – Craig Miller, PLoS ONE

Photosynthetic epibionts and endobionts of Pacific oyster shells from oyster reefs in rocky versus mudflat shores – Laurent Barillé, PLoS ONE

Free-living and captive turtles and tortoises as carriers of new Chlamydia spp. – Agata Mitura, PLoS ONE

Microbiomes Associated with Animals: Implications for Livestock and Animal Production – Hilario Cuquetto Mantovani, The Brazilian Microbiome

Maintenance of distal intestinal structure in the face of prolonged fasting: A comparative examination of species from five vertebrate classes – Marshall D. McCue, The Anatomical Record

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Assessment of derelict soil quality: Abiotic, biotic and functional approaches – Quentin Vincent, Science of The Total Environment

Endophytic fungal communities of Polygonum acuminatum and Aeschynomene fluminensis are influenced by soil mercury contamination – William Pietro-Souza, PLoS ONE

Shifts in the bacterial community composition along deep soil profiles in monospecific and mixed stands of Eucalyptus grandis and Acacia mangium – Arthur Prudêncio de Araujo Pereira, PLoS ONE

Temporal dynamics in microbial soil communities at anthrax carcass sites – Karoline Valseth, BMC Microbiology

Pyrosequencing reveals soil enzyme activities and bacterial communities impacted by graphene and its oxides – Yan Rong, Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry

Alterations in soil fungal community composition and network assemblage structure by different long-term fertilization regimes are correlated to the soil ionome – Chao Xue, Biology and Fertility of Soils

The Brazilian Soil Microbiome – Fernando Dini Andreote, The Brazilian Microbiome

Lechevalieria rhizosphaerae sp. nov., a novel actinomycete isolated from rhizosphere soil of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) and emended description of the genus Lechevalieria – Junwei Zhao, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Carbon nanomaterials alter plant physiology and soil bacterial community composition in a rice-soil-bacterial ecosystem – Yi Hao, Environmental Pollution

Potential sources of microbial colonizers in an initial soil ecosystem after retreat of an alpine glacier – Thomas Rime, ISME

Jaminaea pallidilutea sp. nov. (Microstromatales), a basidiomycetous yeast isolated from plant material of mangrove forests in Iran – Shaghayegh Nasr, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Klebsiella sp. confers enhanced tolerance to salinity and plant growth promotion in oat seedlings (Avena sativa) – Swapnil Sapre, Microbiological Research

Bacterial traits and quality contribute to the diet choice and survival of bacterial-feeding nematodes – Ting Liu, Soil Biology and Biochemistry

A novel Burkholderia ambifaria strain able to degrade the mycotoxin fusaric acid and to inhibit Fusarium spp. growth – Ester Simonetti, Microbiological Research

Impact of herbicide application on Beneficial soil microbial community, Nodulation and Yield parameters of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) – Raghavendra, K. S, Bulletin of Environment, Pharmacology and Life Sciences

Isolation And Characterization of Phosphate Solubilizing Microorganisms From Maize Rhizosperic Soils – S. Vinod Babu, Bulletin of Environment, Pharmacology and Life Sciences

Aerobic deterioration of corn stalk silage and its effect on methane production and microbial community dynamics in anaerobic digestion – Huan Zhang, Bioresource Technology

Plant Microbiome: Composition and Functions in Plant Compartments – Maike Rossmann, The Brazilian Microbiome

Changing soil legacies to direct restoration of plant communities – E Pernilla Brinkman, AoB Plants

Water and extremophile microbiome

Change in Emiliania huxleyi Virus Assemblage Diversity but Not in Host Genetic Composition during an Ocean Acidification Mesocosm Experiment – Andrea Highfield, Viruses

Shifts in diversity and function of lake bacterial communities upon glacier retreat – Hannes Peter, ISME

Expression and characterization of a new heat-stable endo-type alginate lyase from deep-sea bacterium Flammeovirga sp. NJ-04 – Benwei Zhu, Extremophiles

Wastewater treatment plant effluent introduces recoverable shifts in microbial community composition in receiving streams – Jacob R. Price, Science of The Total Environment

Insight into the microbial community and its succession of a coupling anaerobic-aerobic biofilm on semi-suspended bio-carriers – Bing Tang, Bioresource Technology

Acclimation to extremely high ammonia levels in continuous biomethanation process and the associated microbial community dynamics – Hailin Tian, Bioresource Technology

Effect of hydraulic retention time on microbial community in biochemical passive reactors during treatment of acid mine drainage – Yaneth Vasquez, Bioresource Technology

Microbial megacities fueled by methane oxidation in a mineral spring cave – Clemens Karwautz, ISME

Built environment

Microbes and associated soluble and volatile chemicals on periodically wet household surfaces – Rachel I. Adams, Microbiome

Food microbiology

Traditional Norwegian Kveik Yeasts: Underexplored Domesticated Saccharomyces cerevisiae Yeasts – Richard Preiss, bioRxiv

Probiotics / prebiotics

Prebiotic Oligosaccharides: Special Focus on Fructooligosaccharides, Its Biosynthesis and Bioactivity – Sudhir P. Singh, Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology

Single-strain vs multi-strain probiotic supplementation strategy against rheumatoid arthritis – Giancarlo Ceccarelli, Arthritis and Rheumatology

The Genomic Basis of Lactobacilli as Health-Promoting Organisms –  Elisa Salvetti, Microbiology Spectrum

Phages and viruses

Phage mobility is a core determinant of phage-bacteria coexistence in biofilms – Matthew Simmons, bioRxiv

Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics for Microbiome Research: Concepts, Strategies, and Advances – Leandro Nascimento Lemos, The Brazilian Microbiome

Techniques

A universal, genome-wide guide finder for CRISPR/Cas9 targeting in microbial genomes – Michelle Spoto, bioRxiv

Direct PCR offers a fast and reliable alternative to conventional DNA isolation methods for animal gut microbiomes – Elin Videvall, bioRxiv

Microbes in the news

Artwork brings ‘echoes of DNA’ to UB’s new medical school building – ELLEN GOLDBAUM, UBNow

JooMo launches new body wash with skin bacteria tech – Lucy Whitehouse, Cosmetics Design Europe

September 26, 2017

Today’s digest is a delight for dog lovers – an interesting look at the nasal microbiome of dogs and two interesting studies on freshwater phages. Lastly, researchers in South Korea establish a human stool bank.

Human Gut Microbiome

REVIEW: A review of the relationship between the gut microbiota and amino acid metabolism

Lin R.Amino Acids

Advanced glycation end products dietary restriction effects on bacterial gut microbiota in peritoneal dialysis patients; a randomized open label controlled trial

Yacoub R. PloS one

Oral Microbiome

Exploring the salivary microbiome of children stratified by the oral hygiene index

Mashima I. PLoS ONE

Animal experiments and microbiome

Ground Juniperus pinchotii and urea in supplements fed to Rambouillet ewe lambs Part 2: Ewe lamb rumen microbial communities

Ishaq SL. Journal of Animal Science

Characterization of the nasal and oral microbiota of detection dogs

Isaiah A. PLoS one

Marine and Inland Water microbiome 

Biodiversity and species competition regulate the resilience of microbial biofilm community

Feng K. Molecular Ecology

Plant and soil microbiome

The Fructan Syndrome: Evolutionary Aspects and Common Themes Among Plants and Microbes

Versluys M. Plant, Cell & Environment

Agricultural land use determines functional genetic diversity of soil microbial communities

Manoharan L. Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Synergetic suppression of soybean cyst nematodes by chitosan and Hirsutella minnesotensis via the assembly of the soybean rhizosphere microbial communities

Mwaheb MAMA .Biological Control

Patterns and mechanisms of responses by soil microbial communities to nitrogen addition

Zhou Z. Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Links between plant and fungal diversity in habitat fragments of coastal shrubland.

Maltz MR. PloS one

The response of soil bacterial communities to mining subsidence in the west China aeolian sand area

Shi P. Applied Soil Ecology

Comparative metagenomics approaches to characterize the soil fungal communities of western coastal region, Saudi Arabia

Moussa TAA. PLoS one

Disentangling environmental and host sources of fungal endophyte communities in an experimental beachgrass study

David AS. Molecular Ecology

Virome

Metaproteomics of marine viral concentrates reveals key viral populations and abundant periplasmic proteins in the oligotrophic deep chlorophyll maximum of the deep chlorophyll maximum of the South China Sea

Xie ZX. Environmental Microbiology

Genome characteristics and environmental distribution of the first phage that infects the LD28 clade, a freshwater methylotrophic bacterial group

Moon K. Environmental Microbiology

Protocol

Assessment of molecular detection of anaerobic ammonium-oxidizing (anammox) bacteria in different environmental samples using PCR primers based on 16S rRNA …

Han P. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Use of RNALater® Preservation for Virome Sequencing in Outbreak settings

Kohl C.Frontiers in Microbiology

DESMAN: a new tool for de novo extraction of strains from metagenomes

Quince C. Genome Biology

Microbiome News

Korea’s first stool bank gets down to business

-Korean Biomedical Review

September 21, 2017

Additional data and new analyses from the NIH Human Microbiome Project, understanding lambda phage integration in its effects on the host, a yeast fermentation method for use in wine making.

Pregnancy and early life

Pre-print: Genetic diversity and mother-child overlap of the gut associated microbiota determined by reduced genome sequencing – Anuradha Ravi – bioRxiv

Multi-site human microbiome

Strains, functions and dynamics in the expanded Human Microbiome Project – Jason Lloyd-Price – Nature

Phages and viruses

Combining Comprehensive Analysis of Off-Site Lambda Phage Integration with a CRISPR-Based Means of Characterizing Downstream Physiology – Yu Tanouchi – mBio

Techniques

The 16S rRNA gene-based PCR method used for the detection of segmented filamentous bacteria in the intestinal microbiota generates false-positive results – Forough L Nowrouzian – Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, et Immunologica Scandinavica

Pre-print: Wine yeast phenomics: a standardized fermentation method for assessing quantitative traits of Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains in enological conditions – Emilien Peltier – bioRxiv

More microbes

Pre-print: Comprehensive analysis of central carbon metabolism reveals multiple connections between nutrients, biosynthetic capacity, and cell morphology in Escherichia coli – Corey S Westfall – bioRxiv

Microbes in the news

What’s the latest on gut microbiota? Concordia microbiology undergrads publish their findings – Phys.Org

Microbes on the market

Ixcela Launches Over-the-Counter Gut Health Test and Sophisticated Internal Wellness Program – Business Wire

Avadim Technologies Inc. Announces Partnership With Cardinal Health, Inc. – Market Wired