August 13, 2017

Read about commensal fungi, the “nemabiome,” and a follow-up NYT article on the common topic of dirty sponges.

General microbiome

Commensal Fungi in Health and Disease – Jose J. Limon, Cell Host & Microbe

Circadian Coordination of Antimicrobial Responses – Paola Tognini, Cell Host & Microbe

Mechanisms and Regulation of Extracellular DNA Release and Its Biological Roles in Microbial Communities – Alejandra L. Ibáñez de Aldecoa, Frontiers in Microbiology

Pregnancy and early life

Culture independent assessment of human milk microbial community in lactational mastitis – Shriram H. Patel, Scientific Reports

Human gut microbiome

The Gut Microbiota, Food Science, and Human Nutrition: A Timely Marriage – Michael J. Barratt, Cell Host & Microbe

Inflammation, Antibiotics, and Diet as Environmental Stressors of the Gut Microbiome in Pediatric Crohn’s Disease – James D. Lewis, Cell Host & Microbe

Gut microbial profile in primary biliary cholangitis: Towards bioindicators – Sara Lemoinne, Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology

Human oral microbiome

Microbes and Host Response: A relationship in health and disease – Alpdogan Kantarci, Oral Diseases

Human nearly-sterile sites

Profiling the Urinary Microbiome in Men with Positive versus Negative Biopsies for Prostate Cancer – Eva Shrestha, The Journal of Urology

Animal experiments

Beef, Chicken, and Soy Proteins in Diets Induce Different Gut Microbiota and Metabolites in Rats – Zhu Y, Frontiers in Microbiology

Commentary: Dietary Polyphenols Promote Growth of the Gut Bacterium Akkermansia muciniphila and Attenuate High-Fat Diet-Induced Metabolic Syndrome – Blessing O. Anonye, Frontiers in Immunology

Network analysis of gut microbiota literature: an overview of the research landscape in non-human animal studies – Emily L Pascoe, ISME

Animal microbiome

The use of nemabiome metabarcoding to explore gastro-intestinal nematode species diversity and anthelmintic treatment effectiveness in beef calves – Russell W. Avramenko, International Journal for Parasitology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Effects of microcystins contamination on soil enzyme activities and microbial community in two typical lakeside soils – Qing Cao, Environmental Pollution

Compatible Rhizosphere-Competent Microbial Consortium Adds Value to the Nutritional Quality in Edible Parts of Chickpea – Sudheer K. Yadav, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Isolation and Characterization of a Phosphorus-Solubilizing Bacterium from Rhizosphere Soils and Its Colonization of Chinese Cabbage (Brassica campestris ssp. chinensis) – Zhen Wang, Frontiers in Microbiology

Establishing Causality: Opportunities of Synthetic Communities for Plant Microbiome Research – Julia A. Vorholt, Cell Host & Microbe

Pearl Millet Genetic Traits Shape Rhizobacterial Diversity and Modulate Rhizosphere Aggregation – Papa M. S. Ndour, Frontiers in Plant Science

Water and extremophile microbiome

Phylogenetically conserved resource partitioning in the coastal microbial loop – Samuel Bryson, ISME

Probiotics/Prebiotics

Characterization of the Culturable Subpopulations of Lactobacillus in the Chicken Intestinal Tract as a Resource for Probiotic Development – Bishnu Adhikari, Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbes in the news

We Need to Talk Some More About Your Dirty Sponges – Joanna Klein, New York Times

University of California at San Francisco Recruiting MS Patients for Gut Bacteria Study – Carolina Henriques, Multiple Sclerosis News Today

This paper battery is powered by bacteria in your spit – Jeremy Deaton, Popular Science

August 7, 2017

General microbiome

Viruses in the 21st Century: From the Curiosity-Driven Discovery of Giant Viruses to New Concepts and Definition of Life – Patrick Forterre, Clinical Infectious Diseases

Spatial Organization Plasticity as an Adaptive Driver of Surface Microbial Communities – Arnaud Bridier, Frontiers in Microbiology

Functions and emerging applications of bacteriocins – Michael L Chikindas, Current Opinion in Biotechnology

Pregnancy and early life

Ontogenesis of the Gut Microbiota Composition in Healthy, Full-Term, Vaginally Born and Breast-Fed Infants over the First 3 Years of Life: A Quantitative Bird’s-Eye View – Ravinder Nagpal, Frontiers in Microbiology

Multi-site human microbiome

Profiling of faecal water and urine metabolites among Papua New Guinea highlanders believed to be adapted to low protein intake – Eriko Tomitsuka, Metabolomics

Evidence based selection of probiotic strains to promote astronaut health or alleviate symptoms of illness on long duration spaceflight missions – G.L. Douglas, Beneficial Microbes

Human oral microbiome

Salivary microbiome in non-oral disease: A summary of evidence and commentary – Aneesha Acharya, Archives of Oral Biology

Human gut microbiome

Dysbiotic Proteobacteria expansion: a microbial signature of epithelial dysfunction – Yael Litvak, Current Opinion in Microbiology

Role of gut microbiota in idiopathic nephrotic syndrome in children – Kazunari Kaneko, Medical Hypotheses

A preliminary examination of gut microbiota, sleep, and cognitive flexibility in healthy older adults – Jason R. Anderson, Sleep Medicine

Diarrhea after bariatric procedures: Diagnosis and therapy – Yves M Borbély, World Journal of Gastroenterology

The Intestinal Microbiome and Childhood Obesity – Jessica McCann, Current Pediatrics Reports

Cross-modulation of pathogen-specific pathways enhances malnutrition during enteric co-infection with Giardia lamblia and enteroaggregative Escherichia coli – Luther A. Bartelt, PLoS Pathogens

Animal experiments

Streptococcus pneumoniae colonization is required to alter the nasal microbiota in cigarette smoke-exposed mice – Pamela Shen, Infection and Immunity

Fenugreek galactomannan and citrus pectin improve several parameters associated with glucose metabolism, and modulate gut microbiota in mice  – Miriam G. Shtriker, Nutrition

Animal microbiome

The B Vitamin Nutrition of Insects: The contributions of diet, microbiome and horizontally-acquired genes – Angela E. Douglas, Current Opinion in Insect Science

Effects of Disodium Fumarate on In Vitro Rumen Fermentation, The Production of Lipopolysaccharide and Biogenic Amines, and The Rumen Bacterial Community – Wei Jin, Current Microbiology

Cutaneous Microbial Community Variation across Populations of Eastern Hellbenders (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis) – Obed Hernández-Gómez, Frontiers in Microbiology

Microorganisms associated with microscopic insects Megaphragma amalphitanum and Scydosella musawasensis – A. V. Nedoluzhko, Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Polyphasic characterization of bacteria obtained from upland rice cultivated in Cerrado soil – Lívia Fabiana Braga, Brazilian Journal of Microbiology

Taxonomic and functional patterns across soil microbial communities of global biomes – Melline Fontes Noronha, Science of The Total Environment

Phylloplane bacteria of Jatropha curcas : diversity, metabolic characteristics and growth promoting attributes towards vigor of maize seedling – Garima Dubey, Canadian Journal of Microbiology

Bioorganic fertilizer maintains a more stable soil microbiome than chemical fertilizer for monocropping – Feng Cai, Biology and Fertility of Soils

Root exudates of potato onion are involved in the suppression of clubroot in a Chinese cabbage-potato onion-Chinese cabbage crop rotation – Shaocan Chen, European Journal of Plant Pathology

Isolation, characterization and inter-relationship of Phosphate Solubilizing Bacteria from the Rhizosphere of Sugarcane and Rice – Muhammad Awais, Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology

Distribution of Rhizosphere and Endosphere Fungi on the First-Class Endangered Plant Cypripedium japonicum – Geun-Hye Gang, Mycobiology

Effects of different nitrogen additions on soil microbial communities in different seasons in a boreal forest – Guoyong Yan, Ecosphere

Temporal assessment of microbial communities in soils of two contrasting mangroves – Janaina Rigonato, Brazilian Journal of Microbiology

Bio-fertilizer application induces soil suppressiveness against Fusarium wilt disease by reshaping the soil microbiome – Wu Xiong, Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Bioorganic fertilizer maintains a more stable soil microbiome than chemical fertilizer for monocropping – Feng Cai, Biology and Fertility of Soils

Comparative metagenomics reveals alterations in the soil bacterial community driven by N-fertilizer and Amino 16® application in lettuce – Apostolos Kalivas, Genomics Data

Genetic Diversity of Nitrogen-Fixing and Plant Growth Promoting PseudomonasSpecies Isolated from Sugarcane Rhizosphere – Hai-Bi Li, Frontiers in Microbiology

A Review of Conventional PCR Assays for the Detection of Selected Phytopathogens of Wheat – Adam Kuzdraliński, Journal of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology

Effect of mixed edible bacterial inoculants on the early development of improved cultivars of cocoa (Theobroma cacao L.) in a traditional agroforestry system in northern Oaxaca, Mexico – E. Hipólito-Romero, Argentina Journal of Microbiology

Draft Genome Sequence of Cronobacter sakazakiiGP1999, Sequence Type 145, an Epiphytic Isolate Obtained from the Tomato’s Rhizoplane/Rhizosphere Continuum – Hannah R. Chase, Genome Anouncements

Plant-mediated restriction of Salmonella enterica on tomato and spinach leaves colonized with Pseudomonas plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria – Chiun-Kang Hsu, International Journal of Food Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Assessment upon heterotrophic microalgae screened from wastewater microbiota for concurrent pollutants removal and biofuel production – Liang Shen, Bioresource Technology

Compositions of the Microbial Consortia Present in Biological Sulphate Reduction Processes During Mine Effluent Treatment – Marja Salo, Mine Water and Circular Economy

An underappreciated hotspot of antibiotic resistance: The groundwater near the municipal solid waste landfill – Qing-Lin Chen, Science of The Total Environment

Methane-Fueled Syntrophy through Extracellular Electron Transfer: Uncovering the Genomic Traits Conserved within Diverse Bacterial Partners of Anaerobic Methanotrophic Archaea – Connor T. Skennerton, mBio

A multi-omics based ecological analysis of coastal marine sediments from Gladstone, in Australia’s Central Queensland, and Heron Island, a nearby fringing platform reef – D.J. Beale, Science of The Total Environment

Glaciers and Ice Sheets As Analog Environments of Potentially Habitable Icy Worlds –  Eva Garcia-Lopez, Frontiers in Microbiology

Changes in microbial community structure in response to changing oxygen stress in column tests of denitrification and selenium reduction – Chiachi Hwang, Mine Water and Circular Economy

Next-generation sequencing for investigating the diversity of microorganisms and pathogenic bacteria in a water source – Yingliang Ge, Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research

Microbial community dynamics in aerated biological fluidized bed (ABFB) with continuously increased p-nitrophenol loads – Fangzhou Ji, Process Biochemistry

Food microbiology

RNA-Based Amplicon Sequencing Reveals Microbiota Development during Ripening of Artisanal versus Industrial Lard d’Arnad – Ilario Ferrocino, Applied and Environmental Microbiology

The individual contribution of starter and non-starter lactic acid bacteria to the volatile organic compound composition of Caciocavallo Palermitano cheese – Valeria Guarrasi, International Journal of Food Microbiology

Antimicrobial resistance of Lactobacillus spp. from fermented foods and human gut – Qinqin Ma, LWT – Food Science and Technology

Probiotics / prebiotics

Applications of prebiotics in food industry: A review – Vinti Singla,
Food Science and Technology International

Human milk oligosaccharide consumption by probiotic and human-associated bifidobacteria and lactobacilli – Taksawan Thongaram, Journal of Dairy Science

Probiotic properties of Weissella cibaria and Leuconostoc citreum isolated from tejuino – A typical Mexican beverage – Monique Suela Silva, LWT – Food Science and Technology

A Consumer’s Guide for Probiotics: 10 Golden Rules for a Correct Use – Marco Toscano, Digestive and Liver Disease

Bioinformatics

PATRIC as a unique resource for studying antimicrobial resistance – Dionysios A. Antonopoulos, Briefings in Bioinformatics

Techniques

Optimized experimental workflow for tandem mass spectrometry molecular networking in metabolomics – Florent Olivon, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry

Microbes in the news

Taking too many antibiotics to treat eczema may worsen your condition – DR. LESLIE BAUMANN, Miami Herald

August 1, 2017

Today’s digest is relatively short, but there is an amazing commentary on rhizosheath and advantages of using phylogenetic distances to examine the microbial communities

Human gut microbiome

Maternal modifiers of the infant gut microbiota: metabolic consequences

Mulligan CM. Journal of Endocrinology

Association between gut microbiota and bone health: potential mechanisms and prospective

Chen YC. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism

Plant, soil, and air microbiome

Amynthas agrestis invasion increases microbial biomass in Mid-Atlantic deciduous forests

Chang CH. Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Effect of nanoparticles on crops and soil microbial communities

Rajput VD. Journal of Soils and Sediments

Bottom-up effects on herbivore-induced plant defences: a case study based on compositional patterns of rhizosphere microbial communities.

Benítez E. Scientific reports

Unwrapping the rhizosheath

Pang J. Plant and Soil

Marine and inland waters

Marine archaea and archaeal viruses under global change

Danovaro R-F1000 Research

Bacterial community structure in the intertidal biofilm along the Yangtze Estuary, China

Guo X .Marine Pollution Bulletin

Fronts at the surface ocean can shape distinct regions of microbial activity and community assemblages down to the bathypelagic zone: The Azores Front as a case study

Baltar F. Frontiers in Marine Science

Microbiome Approaches/Techniques

A deep metaproteomics approach for the study of human microbiomes

Zhang X Analytical Chemistry, 2017

Advantages of phylogenetic distance based constrained ordination analyses for the examination of microbial communities.

Shankar V. Scientific reports

Oral/Nasal Microbiome 

The periodontal war: microbes and immunity

Ebersole JL. PERIODONTOLOGY 2000

Design and validation of a DNA-microarray for phylogenetic analysis of bacterial communities in different oral samples and dental implants

Parolin C. Scientific Reports

Influence of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccines on the temporal variation of pneumococcal carriage and the nasal microbiota in healthy infants: a longitudinal analysis of a case–control study

Mika M. Microbiome

Food Microbiology 

Comparison study of the volatile profiles and microbial communities of Wuyi Qu and Gutian Qu, two major types of traditional fermentation starters of Hong Qu glutinous rice wine

Liu Z.Food Microbiology

Plant-mediated restriction of Salmonella enterica on tomato and spinach leaves colonized with Pseudomonas plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria

Hsu CK.International Journal of Food Microbiology, 2017

July 29, 2017

Enjoy perusing this beefy Microbiome Digest, which is heavy on information about plant/root/soil microbes, water/extremophile microbes, and new microbial techniques.

Events and jobs

Microbiome Symposium 2017 – September 11, Quadras Conference Center

General microbiome

Temperature, inocula and substrate: Contrasting electroactive consortia, diversity and performance in microbial fuel cells – E.S. Heidrich, Bioelectrochemistry

Effect of glucose on nitrogen removal and microbial community in anammox-denitrification system – Yujie Qin, Bioresource Technology

Horizontal Gene Transfer and Ecosystem Function Dynamics – Maarten van de Guchte, Trends in Microbiology

Pregnancy and early life

Patterns of Early-Life Gut Microbial Colonization during Human Immune Development: An Ecological Perspective – Isabelle Laforest-Lapointe, Frontiers in Microbiology

Maternal Gut Microbiome Biodiversity in Pregnancy – Marcela C. Smid, American Journal of Perinatology

Sphingolipid metabolism potential in fecal microbiome and bronchiolitis in infants: a case–control study – Kohei Hasegawa, BMC Research Notes

Adverse events in women and children who have received intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis treatment: a systematic review – Farah Seedat, BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth

Human skin microbiome

Bacterial diversity in Buruli ulcer skin lesions: Challenges in the clinical microbiome analysis of a skin disease – Chloé Van Leuvenhaege, PLoS ONE

Human oral microbiome

16S rDNA analysis of periodontal plaque in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and periodontitis patients – Wu X., Journal of Oral Microbiology

Porphyromonas gingivalis disturbs host-commensal homeostasis by changing complement function – Olsen I., Journal of Oral Microbiology

Human gut microbiome

The Present Status of Fecal Microbiota Transplantation and Its Value in the Elderly – Yao-Wen Cheng, Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology

Fecal total iron concentration is inversely associated with fecal Lactobacillus in preschool children – Sasank Kalipatnapu, Gastroenterology

Long-term irritable bowel syndrome symptom control with reintroduction of selected FODMAPs – Ruth M. Harvie, World Journal of Gastroenterology

Distinct gut microbiota profiles in patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis and ulcerative colitis – Lukas Bajer, World Journal of Gastroenterology

Eubiotic properties of rifaximin: Disruption of the traditional concepts in gut microbiota modulation – Francesca Romana Ponziani, World Journal of Gastroenterology

Helicobacter pylori and gut microbiota in multiple sclerosis versus Alzheimer’s disease: 10 pitfalls of microbiome studies – Ah-Mee Park, Clinical and Experimental Neuroimmunology

Partners of patients with ulcerative colitis exhibit a biologically relevant dysbiosis in fecal microbial metacommunities – Guang-Lan Chen, World Journal of Gastroenterology

Animal Experiments

Oral administration of live- or heat-killed Candida albicansworsened cecal ligation and puncture sepsis in a murine model possibly due to an increased serum (1→3)-β-D-glucan – Wimonrat Panpetch, PLoS ONE

Cross-modulation of pathogen-specific pathways enhances malnutrition during enteric co-infection with Giardia lambliaand enteroaggregative Escherichia coli – Luther A. Bartelt, PLoS Pathogens

Animal microbiome

Changes in the Intestinal Microbiota of Gibel Carp (Carassius gibelio) Associated with Cyprinid herpesvirus2 (CyHV-2) Infection – Rong She, Current Microbiology

Diversity and stability of coral endolithic microbial communities at a naturally high pCO2 reef – Vanessa R. Marcelino, Molecular Ecology

Characterization of feather-degrading bacterial populations from birds’ nests – Potential strains for biomass production for animal feed – Maria Saarela, International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation

The impact of the bovine fecal microbiome on Escherichia coli O157:H7 prevalence and enumeration in naturally infected cattle – Minseok Kim, Journal of Applied Microbiology

Burying beetles regulate the microbiome of carcasses and use it to transmit a core microbiota to their offspring – Shantanu P. Shukla, Molecular Ecology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Elevated CO2 and nitrogen addition have minimal influence on the rhizospheric effects of Bothriochloa ischaemum – Lie Xiao, Scientific Reports

Soil nutritional status and biogeography influence rhizosphere microbial communities associated with the invasive tree Acacia dealbata – Casper N. Kamutando, Scientific Reports

Biotoxic impact of heavy metals on growth, oxidative stress and morphological changes in root structure of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) and stress alleviation by Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain CPSB1 – Asfa Rizvi, Chemosphere

Use of microbial indicators combined with environmental factors coupled to metrology tools for discrimination and classification of Luzhou-flavored pit muds – Q.Y. Zhang, Journal of Applied Microbiology

Fertilization decreases compositional variation of paddy bacterial community across geographical gradient – Ruirui Chen, Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Effects of snow cover plus straw mulching on microorganisms in paddy soil during winter – Hao Zhang, Applied Soil Ecology

The Contribution of Pyrene Degrading Bacteria and Chemical Reagents to Scirpus triqueterPhytoremediation of Pyrene and Ni Co-contaminated Soil – Xiaoxin Hu, Water, Air, & Soil Pollution

Investigating whether light intensity can modify decomposition rates in peatlands through control of the ‘enzymic latch’ – Christian Dunn, Ecological Engineering

Analysis of microbiota in rhizosphere, water and gut of grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) in ponds treated with artificial floating beds – Jian Li, Water and Environment Journal

Scaling from the growth chamber to the greenhouse to the field: Demonstration of diminishing effects of mitigation of salinity in peppers inoculated with plant growth-promoting bacterium and humic acids – Macario Bacilio, Applied Soil Ecology

Disease management of tomato through PGPB: current trends and future perspective – Vipin Kumar Singh, 3 Biotech

Soil bacteria and archaea change rapidly in the first century of Fennoscandian boreal forest development – Stephanie A. Yarwood, Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Leaf litterfall decomposition of pedunculate (Quercus robur L.) and sessile (Q. petraea [Matt.] Liebl.) oaks and their hybrids and its impact on soil microbiota – Girmantė Jurkšienė, Dendrobiology

On the controls of abundance for soil-dwelling organisms on the Tibetan Plateau – Ke Zhao, Ecosphere

Water and extremophile microbiome

Microbial planktonic communities in the Red Sea: high levels of spatial and temporal variability shaped by nutrient availability and turbulence – John K. Pearman, Scientific Reports

Characterization of a highly efficient antibiotic-degrading metallo-β-lactamase obtained from an uncultured member of a permafrost community – Marcelo Monteiro Pedroso, Metallomics

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) enrich their degrading genera and genes in human-impacted aquatic environments – Ke Yuan, Environmental Pollution

Spatial autocorrelation of microbial communities atop a debris-covered glacier is evidence of a supraglacial chronosequence – Jack L. Darcy, FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Eco-friendly and efficient in situ restoration of the constructed sea stream by bioaugmentation of a microbial consortium – Jangyeon Yoo, Korean Journal of Microbiology

Identification of two organohalide-respiring Dehalococcoidiaassociated to different dechlorination activities in PCB-impacted marine sediments – Andrea Nuzzo, Microbial Cell Factories

Draft genome sequence of the halophilic Halobacillus mangroviKTB 131 isolated from Topan salt of the Jeon-nam in Korea – Mingyeong Woo, Genomics Data

First draft genome sequence of a strain from the genus Fusibacter isolated from Salar de Ascotán in Northern Chile – Antonio E. Serrano, Extended Genome Report

Draft Genome Sequence of the Deep-Sea Bacterium Moritella sp. JT01 and Identification of Biotechnologically Relevant Genes – Robert Cardoso de Freitas, Marine Biotechnology

Bacterial and Archaeal Diversity in Hypersaline Cyanobacterial Mats Along a Transect in the Intertidal Flats of the Sultanate of Oman – Janina C. Vogt, Microbial Ecology

Bacterial and fungal communities and contribution of physicochemical factors during cattle farm waste composting – Huhe, Microbiology Open

Built environment

Bioprotection of the built environment and cultural heritage – Geoffrey Michael Gadd, Microbial Biotechnology

Food microbiology

Food waste conversion to microbial polyhydroxyalkanoates – Chad Nielsen, Microbial Biotechnology

Insect frass in stored cereal products as a potential source of Lactobacillus sanfranciscensis for sourdough ecosystem – Federica Boiocchi, Journal of Applied Microbiology

Probiotics

Evaluation of Probiotic Diversity from Soybean (Glycine max) Seeds and Sprouts Using Illumina-Based Sequencing Method – Yali Huang, Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins

Bioinformatics

Visibiome: an efficient microbiome search engine based on a scalable, distributed architecture – Syafiq Kamarul Azman, BMC Bioinformatics

Techniques

Inferring Past Environments from Ancient Epigenomes – David Gokhman, Microbial Ecology and Evolution

Comparison of DNA extraction methods used to detect bacterial and yeast DNA from spiked whole blood by real-time PCR – Libera M. Dalla-Costa, Journal of Microbiological Methods

Understanding the fundamental mechanisms of biofilms development and dispersal: BIAM (Biofilm Intensity and Architecture Measurement), a new tool for studying biofilms as a function of their architecture and fluorescence intensity – Marine Baudin, Journal of Microbiological Methods

Comparison of sequencing the D2 region of the large subunit ribosomal RNA gene (MicroSEQ®) versus the internal transcribed spacer (ITS) regions using two public databases for identification of common and uncommon clinically relevant fungal species – S. Arbefeville, Journal of Microbiological Methods

The feasibility of improved live-dead distinction in qPCR-based microbial source tracking – Laura Seidel, Journal of Microbiological Methods

Comparison of two bioinformatics tools used to characterize the microbial diversity and predictive functional attributes of microbial mats from Lake Obersee, Antarctica – Hyunmin Koo, Journal of Microbiological Methods

Multiplex polymerase chain reaction for identification of Escherichia coli, Escherichia albertii and Escherichia fergusonii – Rebecca L. Lindsey, Journal of Microbiological Methods

Nontargeted virus sequence discovery pipeline and virus clustering for metagenomic data – David Paez-Espino, Nature Protocols

SigTree: A Microbial Community Analysis Tool to Identify and Visualize Significantly Responsive Branches in a Phylogenetic Tree – John R. Stevens, Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal

July 25, 2017

General Microbiome

Correcting for batch effects in case-control microbiome studies – Sean Gibbons – BioRxiv

Richer gut microbiota with distinct metabolic profile in HIV infected Elite Controllers – – Jan Vesterbacka – Scientific Reports (Nature)

Advantages of phylogenetic distance based constrained ordination analyses for the examination of microbial communities – V. Shankar – Scientific Reports (Nature)

Influence of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccines on the temporal variation of pneumococcal carriage and the nasal microbiota in healthy infants: a longitudinal analysis of a case–control study – Moana Mika – Microbiome (BMC)

Design and validation of a DNA-microarray for phylogenetic analysis of bacterial communities in different oral samples and dental implants – Carola Parolin – Scientific Reports (Nature)

Research Highlight: The innate immune receptor NLRP12 maintains intestinal homeostasis by regulating microbiome diversity – Jenny Moi-Fong Lau and Yvonne Dombrowski – Cellular & Molecular Immunology

Human Milk Microbial Community Structure Is Relatively Stable and Related to Variations in Macronutrient and Micronutrient Intakes in Healthy Lactating Women – Janet E Williams – The Journal of Nutrition

The Brain-Gut Axis Contributes to Neuroprogression in Stress-Related Disorders – Rea K. – Neuroprogression in Psychiatric Disorders

A nutritional approach for managing irritable bowel syndrome – Natalie Bhesania – Current Opinion in Pediatrics

Microbiota, metabolome, and immune alterations in obese mice fed a high fat diet containing type 2 resistant starch – Javad Barouei – Molecular Nutrition and Food Research

Diet Versus Phylogeny: a Comparison of Gut Microbiota in Captive Colobine Monkey Species – Vanessa L. Hale – Microbial ecology

Effects of oral florfenicol and azithromycin on gut microbiota and adipogenesis in mice – Rui Li – PlosOne

 

Probiotics

Review (Provisionally accepted): Bacillus as potential probiotics: status, concerns and future perspectives – Fouad M. F. Elshaghabee – Frontiers in Microbiology

Non-antibiotic Isotretinoin Treatment Differentially Controls Propionibacterium acnes on Skin of Acne Patients – Angela E. Ryan-Kewley – Frontiers in Microbiology

Effect of probiotics on the meat flavour and gut microbiota of chicken – Yan Wang – Scientific Reports (Nature)

 

Pathogens

Minireview: Insight Into the Origin and Evolution of the Vibrio parahaemolyticus Pandemic Strain – Romilio T. Espejo – Frontiers in Microbiology

Nitrate Sensing and Metabolism Inhibit Biofilm Formation in the Opportunistic Pathogen Burkholderia pseudomallei by Reducing the Intracellular Concentration of c-di-GMP – Mihnea R. Mangalea – Frontiers in Microbiology

Trehalose Polyphleates, External Cell Wall Lipids in Mycobacterium abscessus, Are Associated with the Formation of Clumps with Cording Morphology, Which Have Been Associated with Virulence – Marta Llorens-Fons –  Frontiers in Microbiology

The resident pathobiont Staphylococcus xylosus in Nfkbiz-deficient skin accelerates spontaneous skin inflammation – Yeji Kim – Scientific Reports (Nature)

Inactivation Mechanism of Escherichia coli Induced by Slightly Acidic Electrolyzed Water – Zhangying Ye – Scientific Reports (Nature)

Targeting the permeability barrier and peptidoglycan recycling pathways to disarm Pseudomonas aeruginosa against the innate immune system –  Gabriel Torrens – PlosOne

 

Environmental Microbiology

Modified Lipid Extraction Methods for Deep Subsurface Shale  – Rawlings N. Akondi – Frontiers in Microbiology

The Cyanobacteria-Dominated Sponge Dactylospongia elegans in the South China Sea: Prokaryotic Community and Metagenomic Insights – Zhao-Ming Gao – Frontiers in Microbiology

 

Towards a highly efficient diversity census of the prokaryotic biosphere: a group testing approach – Bar Shalem – BioRxiv

Protocol: Rhizosphere Sampling Protocols for Microbiome (16S/18S/ITS rRNA) Library Preparation and Enrichment for the Isolation of Drought Tolerance-Promoting Microbes – Venkatachalam Lakshmanan – Methods in molecular biology

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

 

July 20, 2017

A study of chemical interactions between fungi and ants by imaging mass spectrometry, characterization of forty-six Arthrobacter phages, influence of fruit fungal infestation on vertebrate fruit preferences.

Human gut microbiome

The essential genomic landscape of the commensal Bifidobacterium breve UCC2003 – Lorena Ruiz – Scientific Reports

Animal experiments

Fat binding capacity and modulation of the gut microbiota both determine the effect of wheat bran fractions on adiposity – Francesco Suriano – Scientific Reports

Effects of dietary supplementation with two alternatives to antibiotics on intestinal microbiota of preweaned calves challenged with Escherichia coli K99 – Yanliang Bi – Scientific Reports

Animal microbiome

Imaging mass spectrometry and MS/MS molecular networking reveals chemical interactions among cuticular bacteria and pathogenic fungi associated with fungus-growing ants – Cristopher A Boya P – Scientific Reports

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Population structure of an orchid mycorrhizal fungus with genus-wide specificity – M P Ruibal – Scientific Reports

Water and extremophile microbiome

Review: Cultivation of microbes from the deep-sea environments – Zenghu Zhang – Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography

Food microbiology

Fungal infestation boosts fruit aroma and fruit removal by mammals and birds – Josep E Peris – Scientific Reports

Pre-print: Resilience mechanisms of small intestinal lactobacilli to the toxicity of soybean oil fatty acids – Sara C Di Rienzi – bioRxiv

Probiotics/prebiotics

Dietary lipid content reorganizes gut microbiota and probiotic L. rhamnosus attenuates obesity and enhances catabolic hormonal milieu in zebrafish – Silvia Falcinelli – Scientific Reports

Phages and viruses

Tales of diversity: Genomic and morphological characteristics of forty-six Arthrobacter phages – Karen K Klyczek – PLOS ONE

Pre-print: Isolation and characterization of BpL1, a broad acting lytic bacteriophage against Brucella – Vimlesh Gupta – bioRxiv

Microbes in the news

Bac-for good: Bacteria passed between generations benefits you more than others – Phys.org

Microbes on the market

Verily Releases Bacteria-Infected Mosquitoes To Fight Zika And Dengue: Is Wolbachia Technique Safe For Humans? – Allan Adamson – Tech Times

Science, career, and publishing

Climate scientists flock to France’s call – Declan Butler – Nature

17, July 2017

In today’s digest, we learn more about how cloud-based computing is making it easier to analyses big datasets, and stochastic bottlenecks control bacterial colonization in animal host.

General Microbiome and Microbiology

New perspectives on dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis: lessons we learned from bacterial and fungal skin microbiota.

Paulino LC. European journal of dermatology

Harnessing microbiome‐based biotechnologies for sustainable mitigation of nitrous oxide emissions

Hu HW.Microbial Biotechnology

Human gut microbiome

Comparisons of Gut Microbiota Among Healthy Control, Patients With Conventional Adenoma, Sessile Serrated Adenoma, and Colorectal Cancer. Yoon H. Journal of Cancer Prevention

Genome-resolved metaproteomic characterization of preterm infant gut microbiota development reveals species-specific metabolic shifts and variabilities during early life. Xiong W. Microbiome

Assessing the impact of protein extraction methods for human gut metaproteomics

Zhang  X.Journal of Proteomics

Longitudinal development of the gut microbiome and metabolome in preterm neonates with late onset sepsis and healthy controls

Stewart CJ. Microbiome

Animal and insect microbiome

Host–Microbe Interactions: Winning the Colonization Lottery

Lazzaro BP and GM Fox. Current Biology

Strategies for managing rival bacterial communities: lessons from burying beetles.

Kilner RM. Journal of Animal Ecology

Changes in the Gut Microbial Communities Following Addition of Walnuts to the Diet. Byerley, LO. Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry

Microbiome modelling

The Microbiome and Big Data

Navas-Molina JA. Current Opinion in Systems Biology

Plant, soil, and air microbiome

Differences in soil biological activity by terrain types at the sub-field scale in central Iowa US.

Kaleita AL.PloS one

Intercropping affects genetic potential for inorganic nitrogen cycling by root-associated microorganisms in Medicago sativa and Dactylis glomerata

Zhao M. Applied Soil Ecology

Changes in microbial community composition following phytostabilization of an extremely acidic Cu mine tailings

Yang T. Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Effects of between‐site variation in soil microbial communities and plant‐soil feedbacks on the productivity and composition of plant communities.   Bauer JT.Journal of Applied Ecology

Response of soil microbial communities to elevated antimony and arsenic contamination indicates the relationship between the innate microbiota and contaminant fractions. Sun W. Environmental Science and Technology

Marine and inland waters

The contribution of microbial biotechnology to mitigating coral reef degradation Damjanovic. Microbial Biotechnology

Metagenomic binning of a marine sponge microbiome reveals unity in defense but metabolic specialization

Slaby BM. The ISME Journal

Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vent Viruses Compensate for Microbial Metabolism in Virus-Host Interactions

He T.  mBio

Built Microbiome

Microbial communities on painted wet and dry external surfaces of a historic fortress in Niterói, Brazil. Ogawa A. Journal of International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation

Preprint

Short reads from honey bee (Apis sp.) sequencing projects reflect microbial associate diversity.Gerth M.PeerJ