May 29, 2019

Changes to the pig gut microbiome based on age, gut bacteria community composition in aquatic invertebrates, fungal diversity on limestone cathedral walls, chalk-talk vs PowerPoint in large microbiology lectures.

Human oral microbiome

Applications of the oral microbiome in personalized dentistry – Georgios N Belibasakis – Archives of Oral Biology

Human vaginal microbiome

Detection of Methanobrevibacter smithii in vaginal samples collected from women diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis – Ghiles Grine – European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases

Human gut microbiome

Gut Microbial Dataset of a foraging tribe from rural West Bengal – insights into unadulterated and transitional microbial abundance – Sayak Ganguli – Data in Brief

Gut microbiome of pre-adolescent children of two ethnicities residing in three distant cities – Wei Wei Thwe Khine – Scientific Reports

The eradication of Helicobacter pylori restores rather than disturbs the gastrointestinal microbiota in asymptomatic young adults – Cong He – Helicobacter

Pre-print: Cytometric fingerprints of gut microbiota predict Crohn’s disease state – Peter Rubbens – bioRxiv

Animal experiments

Rapamycin modulates tissue aging and lifespan independently of the gut microbiota in Drosophila – Joseph M Schinaman – Scientific Reports

Age-based dynamic changes of phylogenetic composition and interaction networks of health pig gut microbiome feeding in a uniformed condition – Shanlin Ke – BMC Veterinary Research

Pre-print: Effects of Five Products on Gut Microbiota and Short-Chain Fatty Acids of Obese Rats – Simin Tan – bioRxiv

Animal microbiome

Effect of different forage-to-concentrate ratios on ruminal bacterial structure and real-time methane production in sheep – Runhang Li – PLOS ONE

Pre-print: Microbiomes from feces vs. gut in aquatic vertebrates: distinct community compositions between substrates and preservation methods – Sten Anslan – bioRxiv

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Glycoside Hydrolase Genes Are Required for Virulence of Agrobacterium tumefaciens on Bryophyllum daigremontiana and Tomato – Stephanie L Mathews – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Effect of water-driven changes in rice rhizosphere on Cd lability in three soils with different pH – Jinjin Wang – Journal of Environmental Sciences

Impact of AMF Claroideoglomus etunicatum on the structure of fungal communities in the tomato rhizosphere – Agnieszka Jamiołkowska – Acta Mycologica

Effect of land use and carbonates on organic matter stabilization and microbial communities in Mediterranean soils – Mireia Martí-Roura – Geoderma

Pre-print: Close-Range Interactions Favor Growth in Random-Paired Extracted Soil Bacteria – Manupriyam Dubey – bioRxiv

Water and extremophile microbiome

New microbial lineages capable of carbon fixation and nutrient cycling in deep-sea sediments of the northern South China Sea – Jiao-Mei Huang – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Pre-print: Spatial variations of microbial communities in abyssal and hadal sediments across the Challenger Deep – Guojie Cui – PeerJ

Taxonomic structure and potential nitrogen metabolism of microbial assemblage in a large hypereutrophic steppe lake – Xiaodong Qu – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Built environment

Fungal diversity and distribution across distinct biodeterioration phenomena in limestone walls of the old cathedral of Coimbra, UNESCO World Heritage Site – João Trovão – International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation

Probiotics/prebiotics

Dietary probiotics have different effects on the composition of fecal microbiota in farmed raccoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides) and silver fox (Vulpes vulpes fulva) – Yongjia Peng – BMC Microbiology

Microbes in the news

Microbiome therapies could be the next frontier in medicine. But how exactly do you make them? – Kate Sheridan – STAT

Possible link between infant gut microbiome and development of allergies – Bob Yirka – Medical Xpress

Science, career, and publishing

Pre-print: Rock the Chalk: A five-year comparative analysis of a large microbiology lecture course reveals improved outcomes of chalk-talk compared to PowerPoint – Christopher M Waters – bioRxiv

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May 23, 2019

Composition of the human mucosa-associated microbiota, changes in gut microbial diversity with social rank in cichlid fish, microbes supporting sustainable rice production, the effects of tweeting on article engagement in medical education.

General microbiome

Global change microbiology — big questions about small life for our future – Antje Boetius – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Human oral microbiome

Review: The Structure of Dental Plaque Microbial Communities in the Transition from Health to Dental Caries and Periodontal Disease – Alex M Valm – Journal of Molecular Biology

Human gut microbiome

Within-host evolution of Helicobacter pylori shaped by niche-specific adaptation, intragastric migrations and selective sweeps – Florent Ailloud – Nature Communications

Pre-print: Complete genome assembly of clinical multidrug resistant Bacteroides fragilis isolates enables comprehensive identification of antimicrobial resistance genes and plasmids – Thomas V Syndenham – bioRxiv

Composition of the mucosa-associated microbiota along the entire gastrointestinal tract of human individuals – FER Vuik – United European Gastroenterology Journal

Animal experiments

Loss of function dysbiosis associated with antibiotics and high fat, high sugar diet – Aaron W Miller – The ISME Journal

Saccharomyces boulardii CNCM I-745 changes lipidemic profile and gut microbiota in a hamster hypercholesterolemic model – F Briand – Beneficial Microbes

Animal microbiome

Gut microbial diversity increases with social rank in the African cichlid fish, Astatotilapia burtoni – Avehi Singh – Animal Behaviour

Amphibian Host and Skin Microbiota Response to a Common Agricultural Antimicrobial and Internal Parasite – Obed Hernández-Gómez – Microbial Ecology

Pre-print: Space, time, and captivity: quantifying the factors influencing the fecal microbiome of an alpine ungulate – Sarah E Haworth – bioRxiv

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Interaction between root hairs and soil phosphorus on rhizosphere priming of soil organic matter – Gabriel Boilard – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Green manures of Indian mustard and wild rocket enhance cucumber resistance to Fusarium wilt through modulating rhizosphere bacterial community composition – Xue Jin – Plant and Soil

Ozone dose-response relationships for soil microbial dynamics of winter wheat in North China – Enzhu Hu – Atmospheric Environment

Water and extremophile microbiome

Filamentous calcareous alga provides substrate for coral-competitive macroalgae in the degraded lagoon of Dongsha Atoll, Taiwan – Carolin Nieder – PLOS ONE

Food microbiology

Roles of microbes in supporting sustainable rice production using the system of rice intensification – Febri Doni – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Microbes in the news

Airway microbiome appears altered in severe asthma linked to neutrophils – EurekAlert

Coffee Consumption Alters Microbiome and Improves Gut Motility – Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

Researchers receive $1.94 million to study connection between autism, microbiome – EurekAlert

Novel Autonomous Biosampler Will Foster In Situ Aquatic Microbiome Monitoring – Eunice Sousa – Science Trends

Meta-study suggests anxiety can be reduced by altering gut bacteria, but not with probiotics – Rich Haridy – New Atlas

Science, career, and publishing

Pre-print: To Tweet or Not to Tweet, That is the Question: A Randomized Trial of Twitter Effects on Article Engagement in Medical Education – Lauren A Maggio – bioRxiv

May 22, 2019

Today’s Digest is full of new perspectives on appropriate models and techniques, including the future of gnotobiotics and using unbiased metagenomics to find RNA viruses. There are also several plant, root, and soil papers, particularly examining the interplay between bacterial and fungal communities. Finally, enjoy a preprint about the cartography of antibiotic resistance genes in a hospital, a study examining the microbiota in larval mosquito vectors of malaria, and a paper about the microeukaryotes associated with coral reefs.

General Microbiome
Review: Antibiotics versus biofilm: an emerging battleground in microbial communities – Divakar Sharma – Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control

Review: Gnotobiotics: Past, present and future – Marijana Basic – Laboratory Animals

Review: The use of non-rodent model species in microbiota studies – Aaron C. Ericsson – Laboratory Animals

Pregnancy and Early Life
Influence of a Serratia marcescens outbreak on the gut microbiota establishment process in low-weight preterm neonates – Esperanza Escribano – PLoS One

Human Vaginal Microbiome
Vaginal microbiota and mucosal pharmacokinetics of tenofovir in healthy women using tenofovir and tenofovir/levonorgestrel vaginal rings – Andrea Ries Thurman – PLoS One

Human Oral Microbiome
Aerodigestive sampling reveals altered microbial exchange between lung, oropharyngeal, and gastric microbiomes in children with impaired swallow function – Claire Duvallet – PLoS One

Animal Microbiome
Color morphology of Diaphorina citri influences interactions with its bacterial endosymbionts and ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’ – Saeed Hosseinzadeh – PLoS One

Conspecific coprophagy stimulates normal development in a germ-free model invertebrate – Benjamin C. Jahnes – PeerJ

Malaria vector species in Amazonian Peru co-occur in larval habitats but have distinct larval microbial communities – Catharine Prussing – PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases

Animal Experiments
Gut and immune effects of bioactive milk factors in preterm pigs exposed to prenatal inflammation – Shuqiang Ren – American Journal of Physiology-Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology

Effects of oregano essential oil on the ruminal pH and microbial population of sheep – Rui Zhou – PLoS One

Plant, Root, and Soil Microbiome
Characterizing the intra-vineyard variation of soil bacterial and fungal communities – Hebin Liang – Frontiers in Microbiology

The role of fungi in heterogeneous sediment microbial networks – Jenny Marie Booth – Scientific Reports

Altering N2O emissions by manipulating wheat root bacterial community – Alla Usyskin-Tonne – Scientific Reports

Sphingomonas sp. Cra20 Increases Plant Growth Rate and Alters Rhizosphere Microbial Community Structure of Arabidopsis Thaliana Under Drought Stress – Yang Luo – Frontiers in Microbiology

Enrichment of soil rare bacteria in root by an invasive plant Ageratina adenophora – Lin Chen – Science of the Total Environment

Effect of rhizospheric and endophytic bacteria with multiple plant growth promoting traits on wheat growth – Somayeh Emami – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Water and Extremophile Microbiome
A comparison of microeukaryote communities inhabiting sponges and seawater in a Taiwanese coral reef system – Daniel Francis Richard Cleary – Annals of Microbiology

An integrated insight into the response of bacterial communities to anthropogenic contaminants in a river: A case study of the Wonderfonteinspruit catchment area, South Africa – K. Jordaan – PLoS One

Built Environment
Preprint: Cartography of opportunistic pathogens and antibiotic resistance genes in a tertiary hospital environment – Kern Rei Chng – bioRxiv

Fungal community composition analysis of 24 different urban parks in Shanghai, China – Jing Zhang – Urban Ecosystems

Techniques
Expanding the RNA Virosphere by Unbiased Metagenomics – Yong-Zhen Zhang – Annual Review of Virology

Preprint: Next-generation sequencing of double stranded RNA is greatly improved by treatment with the inexpensive denaturing reagent DMSO – Alexander H. Wilcox – bioRxiv

Development of an autonomous biosampler to capture in situ aquatic microbiomes – Hugo Ribeiro – PLoS One

May 2, 2019

In today’s digest read about variations in milk and infant fecal microbiome (Ethiopia, Gambia, USA, Ghana, Kenya, Peru, Spain, and Sweden), the microbiome, metabolome, and lipidome of obese and non-obese horses (USA), and Bacteroides fragilis adaptive evolution (Western countries and China). Happy reading!

Pregnancy and birth

*What’s normal? Microbiomes in human milk and infant feces are related to each other but vary geographically: the INSPIRE study – Kimberly A. Lackey – Frontiers in Nutrition

Progesterone Increases Bifidobacterium Relative Abundance during Late Pregnancy – Meital Nuriel-Ohayon – Cell Reports

Gut microbiome

Neonatal Vitamin A Supplementation and Vitamin A Status Are Associated with Gut Microbiome Composition in Bangladeshi Infants in Early Infancy and at 2 Years of Age – M Nazmul Huda – The Journal of nutrition

Fungi form interkingdom microbial communities in the primordial human gut that develop with gestational age – Kent A. Willis – bioRxiv

*Adaptive Evolution within Gut Microbiomes of Healthy People – Shijie Zhao – Cell Host & Microbe

Small intestinal microbial dysbiosis underlies symptoms associated with functional gastrointestinal disorders – George B. Saffouri – Nature Communications

Oral microbiome

Review: The Role of Exopolysaccharides in Oral Biofilms – C. Cugini – Journal of Dental Research

Human Salivary Amylase Gene Copy Number Impacts Oral and Gut Microbiomes – Angela C. Poole – Cell Host & Microbe

Animal microbiome

*Comparison of the microbiome, metabolome, and lipidome of obese and non-obese horses – Michelle C. Coleman – PlosOne

Utilizing the fecal microbiota to understand foal gut transitions from birth to weaning – Ubaldo De La Torre – PlosOne

Microbiome characterization of poultry products based on the poultry part and production label – Sang In Lee – FEMS Microbiology Letters

Metagenomic analysis of isolation methods of a targeted microbe, Campylobacter jejuni, from chicken feces with high microbial contamination – Junhyung Kim – Microbiome

Invited review: Advances and challenges in application of feedomics to improve dairy cow production and health – H.Z.Sun – Journal of Dairy Science

Characterization of pig saliva as the major natural habitat of Streptococcus suis by analyzing oral, fecal, vaginal, and environmental microbiota – Kazunori Murase – PlosOne

Insight into the microbial world of Bemisia tabaci cryptic species complex and its relationships with its host – Hua-Ling Wang – Scientific Reports

Water and extremophile microbiome

The Plastisphere – Uncovering tightly attached plastic “specific” microorganisms – Inga Vanessa Kirstein – PlosOne

The cooling tower water microbiota: Seasonal dynamics and co-occurrence of bacterial and protist phylotypes – Han-Fei Tsao – Water Research

Modular Assembly of Polysaccharide-Degrading Marine Microbial Communities – Tim N.Enke – Current Biology

Impact of a river flood on marine water quality and planktonic microbial communities – Annamaria Zoppini – Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science

Microbial ecological processes in MBBR biofilms for biological phosphorus removal from wastewater – Knut Rudi – Water Science & Technology

Highly diverse fungal communities in carbon-rich aquifers of two contrasting lakes in Northeast Germany – Anita Perkins – bioRxiv

Plant/root/soil microbiome

The rice leaf microbiome has a conserved community structure controlled by complex host-microbe interactions – Veronica Roman-Reyna – bioRxiv

Spatial vs. temporal controls over soil fungal community similarity at continental and global scales – Colin Averil – The ISME Journal

Metabolomics Reveal that Engineered Nanomaterial Exposure in Soil Alters Both Soil Rhizosphere Metabolite Profiles and Maize Metabolic Pathways – Lijuan Zhao – Environmental Science: Nano

High-throughput sequencing reveals the diversity and community structure of rhizosphere fungi of Ferula Sinkiangensis at different soil depths – Tao Zhang – Scientific Reports

Microplastics can change soil properties and affect plant performance – Anderson Abel de Souza Machado – Environmental Science and Technology

April 13, 2019

In today’s digest read about diverse population of bacteria and fungi on the International Space Station, how antidepressants affect gut microbiota, and check out a new framework for comparing and assessing taxonomic profilers (OPAL). Happy weekend!

Vaginal microbiome

Defining characteristics of genital health in South African adolescent girls and young women at high risk for HIV infection – Smritee Dabee – PlosOne

Detection of ureaplasmas and bacterial vaginosis associated bacteria and their association with non-gonococcal urethritis in men – Maria Frølund – PlosOne

Group B streptococcal screening, intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis, and neonatal early-onset infection rates in an Australian local health district: 2006-2016 – Kathryn Braye – PlosOne

Gut microbiome

Long-term benefit of Microbiota Transfer Therapy on autism symptoms and gut microbiota – Dae-Wook Kang – Scientific Reports

The Prevotella copri complex comprises four distinct clades that are underrepresented in Westernised populations – Adrian Tett – bioRxiv

Fecal short-chain fatty acids are not predictive of colonic tumor status and cannot be predicted based on bacterial community structure – Marc A. Sze – bioRxiv

Evidence for a multi-level trophic organization of the human gut microbiome – Tong Wang – bioRxiv

Animal microbiome

Comparative analysis of amplicon and metagenomic sequencing methods reveals key features in the evolution of animal metaorganisms – Philipp Rausch – bioRxiv

Metagenomic Analysis of the Whole Gut Microbiota in Brazilian Termitidae Termites Cornitermes cumulans, Cyrilliotermes strictinasus, Syntermes dirus, Nasutitermes jaraguae, Nasutitermes aquilinus, Grigiotermes bequaerti, and Orthognathotermes mirim – Maria B. Grieco – Current Microbiolgy

The sponge microbiome within the greater coral reef microbial metacommunity – Daniel F. R. Cleary – Nature Communications

Insights into the intestinal microbiota of several aquatic organisms and association with the surrounding environment – Fulin Sun – Aquaculture

Animal experiments

*Antidepressants affect gut microbiota and Ruminococcus flavefaciens is able to abolish their effects on depressive-like behavior – Iva Lukić – Translational Psychiatry

Chronic paradoxical sleep deprivation-induced depression­like behavior, energy metabolism and microbial changes in rats – Weini Ma – Life Sciences

Ability of bifidobacteria to metabolize chitin-glucan and its impact on the gut microbiota – Giulia Alessandri – Scientific Reports

Probiotics

Fasting breath H2 and gut microbiota metabolic potential are associated with the response to a fermented milk product in irritable bowel syndrome – Boris Le Nevé – PlosOne

Lactobacillus fermentum and Lactobacillus plantarum increased gut microbiota diversity and functionality, and mitigated Enterobacteriaceae, in a mouse model – C. Linninge – Beneficial Microbes

Complex responses to inflammatory oxidants by the probiotic bacterium Lactobacillus reuteri – Poulami Basu Thaku – bioRxiv

Plant/root/soil microbiome

Urban traffic changes the biodiversity, abundance, and activity of phyllospheric nitrogen-fixing bacteria – Yang Li – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Comparative analysis of the rhizomicrobiome of the wild versus cultivated crop: insights from rice and soybean – Shaohua Shi – Archives of Microbiology

Copper and zinc in rhizospheric soil of wild plants growing in long-term acid vineyard soils – C.Campillo-Cora – Science of The Total Environment

Review: Soil microbiome: a key player for conservation of soil health under changing climate – Anamika Dubey – Biodiversity and Conservation

Rhizosphere microbiota compositional changes reflect potato blackleg disease – Lutian Mao – Applied Soil Ecology

Pseudomonas urumqiensis sp. nov., isolated from rhizosphere soil of Alhagi sparsifolia – Yuanyuan Zou – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Insights gained from metagenomic shotgun sequencing of apple fruit epiphytic microbiota – Dario Angeli – Postharvest Biology and Technology

Extremophile microbiome

*Characterization of the total and viable bacterial and fungal communities associated with the International Space Station surfaces – Aleksandra Checinska Sielaff – Microbiome

Techniques

Review: Untargeted LC/MS-based metabolic phenotyping (metabonomics/metabolomics): The state of the art – Helen Gika – Journal of Chromatography B

Bioinformatics

*Assessing taxonomic metagenome profilers with OPAL – Fernando Meyer – Genome Biology

Analysis of error profiles in deep next-generation sequencing data – Xiaotu Ma – Genome Biology

clonealign: statistical integration of independent single-cell RNA and DNA sequencing data from human cancers – Kieran R. Campbell – Genome Biology

RnBeads 2.0: comprehensive analysis of DNA methylation data – Fabian Müller – Genome Biology

Review: Big data analytics for personalized medicine – Davide Cirillo and Alfonso Valencia – Current Opinion in Biotechnology

Meta-network: optimized species-species network analysis for microbial communities – Pengshuo Yang – BMC Genomics

April 1, 2019

In today’s digest read about covert pathogenesis in urinary tract, microbial fuel cells in treatment of organic acid fermentation wastewater, gut microbial metabolism in weanling pigs, and more. Enjoy!

Urinary microbiome

*Covert pathogenesis: Transient exposures to microbes as triggers of disease – Nicole M. Gilbert, Amanda L. Lewis – PlosPathogens

Evaluation of antibacterial efficacy of sulfur nanoparticles alone and in combination with antibiotics against multidrug-resistant uropathogenic bacteria – Priti Paralikar – Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A

Review: A Comprehensive Review of Overactive Bladder Pathophysiology: On the Way to Tailored Treatment – Benoit Peyronnet – European Urology

Vaginal microbiome

Effect of progesterone on Candida albicans biofilm formation under acidic conditions: a transcriptomic analysis – Bruna Gonçalves – bioRxiv

Skin microbiome

Cutibacterium acnes antibiotic production shapes niche competition in the human skin microbiome – Jan Claesen – bioRxiv

Neutral Processes Drive Seasonal Assembly of the Skin Mycobiome – Xinzhao Tong – mSystems

Gut Microbiome

The Perturbation of Infant Gut Microbiota Caused by Cesarean Delivery Is Partially Restored by Exclusive Breastfeeding – Yu Liu – Frontiers in Microbiology

Gut Microbiome Functional and Taxonomic Diversity within an Amazonian semi-nomadic hunter-gatherer group – Liliane Costa Conteville – bioRxiv

Risk of inflammatory bowel disease after Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter concisus infection: a population-based cohort study – Hans Mittle Nielsen – Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology

Unilateral ureteral obstruction causes gut microbial dysbiosis and metabolome disorders contributing to tubulointerstitial fibrosis – Lin Chen – Experimental & Molecular Medicine

Oral microbiome

Polymicrobial synergy within oral biofilm promotes invasion of dendritic cells and survival of consortia members – Ahmed El-Awady – Biofilms and Microbiomes

Animal microbiome

*Metagenomic reconstructions of gut microbial metabolism in weanling pigs – Weilan Wang – Microbiome

Probiotics/Prebiotics

Strain-level diversity of commercial probiotic isolates of Bacillus, Lactobacillus, and Saccharomyces species illustrated by molecular identification and phenotypic profiling – Juliana M. Ansari – PlosOne

Biosurfactant Production by Lactic Acid Bacterium Pediococcus dextrinicus SHU1593 Grown on Different Carbon Sources: Strain Screening Followed by Product Characterization – Abouzar Ghasemi – Scientific Reports

Phages and viruses

Bacteriophage adherence to mucus mediates preventive protection against pathogenic bacteria – Gabriel MF Almeida – bioRxiv

Review: The gut virome: the ‘missing link’ between gut bacteria and host immunity? – Indrani Mukhopadhya – Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology

Soil microbiome

Shift of the microbial communities from exposed sandstone rocks to forest soils during pedogenesis – Yaping Liu – International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation

Water and extremophile microbiome

Startup, performance, and microbial communities of an anammox reactor inoculated with indigenous sludge for the treatment of high-salinity and mesophilic underground brine – Nobuyuki Yokota – Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy

*Power generation and microbial community analysis in microbial fuel cells: A promising system to treat organic acid fermentation wastewater – Tian Xia – Bioresource Technology

Techniques

Cultivating in situ triggers growth of previously uncultivated microorganisms via a growth initiation factor in nature – Dawoon Jung – bioRxiv

Bioinformatics

Library preparation and sequencing platform introduce bias in metagenomics characterisation of microbial communities – Casper S. Poulse – bioRxiv

March 27, 2019

Happy Wednesday! Today’s digest includes spider endosymbionts, microbes shared between family members, and the effects of plastic on the microbiome of compost. Enjoy!

General microbiome

Transmission of human-associated microbiota along family and social networks – Brito – Nature Microbiology

Diversity-disease relationships and shared species analyses for human microbiome-associated diseases – Ma – ISME

Dispersal homogenizes communities via immigration even at low rates in a simplified synthetic bacterial metacommunity – Fodelianakis – Nature Communications

Preprint: Exploring the archaeome: detection of archaeal signatures in the human body – Pausan – bioRxiv

Human gut microbiome

Sucrose 6F-phosphate phosphorylase: a novel insight in the human gut microbiome – Tauzin – Microbial Genomics

Human skin microbiome

Preprint: Moving microbes: the dynamics of transient microbial residence on human skin – Vandegrift – bioRxiv

Animal experiments

Effects of phycocyanin in modulating the intestinal microbiota of mice – Xie – MicrobiologyOpen

Animal microbiome

Preprint: Endosymbiotic bacteria are prevalent and diverse in agricultural spiders – White – bioRxiv

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Litter Quality Modulates Effects of Dissolved Nitrogen on Leaf Decomposition by Stream Microbial Communities – Jabiol – Microbial Ecology

Additions of sugar and nitrogenous fertiliser affect plant nitrogen status and soil microbial communities – Morrow – Applied Soil Ecology

Characterizing differences in microbial community composition and function between Fusarium wilt diseased and healthy soils under watermelon cultivation – Wang – Plant and Soil

Meta-analysis shows positive effects of plant diversity on microbial biomass and respiration – Chen – Nature Communications

Effects of transgenic glufosinate-tolerant rapeseed (Brassica napus L.) and the associated herbicide application on rhizospheric bacterial communities – Tang – Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology

Structure and Diversity of Soil Bacterial Communities in Offshore Islands – Lin – Scientific Reports

The effect of environment on the microbiome associated with the roots of a native woody plant under different climate types in China – Chen – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Variation in rhizosphere priming and microbial growth and carbon use efficiency caused by wheat genotypes and temperatures – Yin – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Using a soil bacterial species balance index to estimate potato crop productivity – Jeanne – PLoS One

Limited effect of planting transgenic rice on the soil microbiome studied by continuous 13CO2 labeling combined with high-throughput sequencing – Wang – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Range-expansion effects on the belowground plant microbiome – Ramirez – Nature Ecology and Evolution

Water and extremophile microbiome

Environmental filtering determines family-level structure of sulfate-reducing microbial communities in subsurface marine sediments – Marshall – ISME

Built environment

Exploring the long-term effect of plastic on compost microbiome – Esan – PLoS One

An integrated microbiological and electrochemical approach to determine distributions of Fe metabolism in acid mine drainage-induced “iron mound” sediments – Leitholf – PLoS One

Probiotics/prebiotics

Strain-level diversity of commercial probiotic isolates of Bacillus, Lactobacillus, and Saccharomyces species illustrated by molecular identification and phenotypic profiling – Ansari – PLoS One

Review: Importance of probiotics in the prevention and treatment of colorectal cancer – Eslami – Journal of Cellular Physiology

Techniques

Robust sampling and preservation of DNA for microbial community profiling in field experiments – Groenenboom – BMC Research Notes