April 5, 2018

Of note today: An evaluation of multi-site human microbiome temporal stability over six months; The impacts of 1,000 non-antibiotic drugs on the in vitro gut microbiome; Caspase-1 might modulate the relationship between stress, the gut microbiome, inflammation and depressive-like behaviour in mice; And the impact of warming on the Antarctic soil microbiome

Events and jobs

Community Sequencing Scientists, Indigo, Boston MA

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General microbiome

Review: No effects without causes: the Iron Dysregulation and Dormant Microbes hypothesis for chronic, inflammatory diseases – Douglas B. Kell – Biological Review

Review: Environmental microbiology to the rescue of planet Earth – Víctor de Lorenzo – Environmental Microbiology

Multi-site human microbiome

*Quantification of Human Microbiome Stability over Six Months: Implications for Epidemiologic Studies – Rashmi Sinha – American Journal of Epidemiology

Review: Of genes and microbes: solving the intricacies in host genomes – Jun Wang – Protein & Cell

Human gut microbiome

Review: Serotonin as a Link Between the Gut-Brain-Microbiome Axis in Autism Spectrum Disorders – Narek Israelyan – Pharmacological Research

The Intestinal Microbiome Influences the Response of Cancers to PD-1–Based Immunotherapy: Might Fecal Transplantation Become Part of Cancer Therapy? – Paolo Biancheri – Gastroenterology

*Extensive impact of non-antibiotic drugs on human gut bacteria – Lisa Maier – Nature

Investigating Colonization of the Healthy Adult Gastrointestinal Tract by Fungi – Thomas A. Auchtung – mSphere

Vitamin D administration leads to a shift of the intestinal bacterial composition in Crohn’s Disease patients, but not in healthy controls – Holger Schäffler – Journal of Digestive Diseases

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Animal experiments

*The inflammasome and the microbiota-gut-brain axis – Ma-Li Wong – Neurology, Psychiatry and Brain Research

Exposure to Formaldehyde Perturbs the Mouse Gut Microbiome – Junhui Guo – Genes

Effect of prenatal administration of low dose antibiotics on gut microbiota and body fat composition of newborn mice – Ayumi Yoshimoto – Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition

The Vibrio cholerae type VI secretion system can modulate host intestinal mechanics to displace gut bacterial symbionts – Savannah L. Logan – PNAS

Microbes vs. chemistry in the origin of the anaerobic gut lumen – Elliot S. Friedman – PNAS

Animal microbiome

Gastrointestinal microbial community changes in Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) exposed to crude oil – Andrea Bagi – BMC Microbiology

Review: Host-microbe interactions in octocoral holobionts – recent advances and perspectives – Jeroen A. J. M. van de Water – BMC Microbiome

Effect of live yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae (Actisaf Sc 47) supplementation on the performance and hindgut microbiota composition of weanling pigs – T. G. Kiros – Scientific Reports

Metatranscriptomics profile of the gill microbial community during Bathymodiolus azoricus aquarium acclimatization at atmospheric pressure – Inês Barros – AIMS Microbiology

Metagenomic analysis of bat guano samples revealed the presence of viruses potentially carried by insects, among others by Apis mellifera in Hungary – Zana Brigitta –  Acta Veterinaria Hungarica

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Microbial community responses to modern environmental and past climatic conditions in Omongwa pan, western Kalahari: A paired 16S rRNA gene profiling and lipid biomarker approach – S. Genderjahn – Biogeosciences

Microbial communities inhabiting the fairy ring of Floccularia luteovirens and isolation of potential mycorrhiza helper bacteria – Rui Xing – Journal of Basic Microbiology

*Passive warming effect on soil microbial community and humic substance degradation in maritime Antarctic region – Dockyu Kim – Journal of Basic Microbiology

Effect of temperature on bacterial community in petroleum hydrocarbon-contaminated and uncontaminated Antarctic soil – C. W. Chong – Polar Biology

Variations of bacterial community diversity within the rhizosphere of three phylogenetically related perennial shrub plant species across environmental gradients – Xiaofan Na – Frontiers in Microbiology

Agromyces mangrovi sp. nov., a novel actinobacterium isolated from the rhizosphere of a mangrove – Moriyuki Hamada – Archives of Microbiology

Isolation, characterization and comparative analysis of plant-associated bacteria for suppression of soil-borne diseases of field-grown groundnut in Vietnam – C.N. Le – Biological Control

Microbial Decomposer Dynamics: Diversity and Functionality Investigated through a Transplantation Experiment in Boreal Forests – Alessia Bani – Microbial Ecology

Investigation of the core microbiome in main soil types from the East European plain – Elizaveta V. Pershina – Science of The Total Environment

Water and extremophile microbiome

Rare unclassified 16S rRNA operational taxonomic units from the uncharted Engaño Bay (Argentinean Patagonia) – Andrea Y. Calvo – Canadian Journal of Microbiology

Review: Extremophilic yeasts: the toughest yeasts around? – Pietro Buzzini – Yeast

Neptunicoccus sediminis gen. nov., sp. nov., a member of the family Rhodobacteraceae isolated from the Yellow Sea – Yan-Jiao Zhang – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Responses of stream microbes to multiple anthropogenic stressors in a mesocosm study – Julia K. Nuy – Science of The Total Environment

*Evidence for selective bacterial community structuring on microplastics – Martin Ogonowski – Environmental Microbiology

Microbial Ecology

In vitro co-cultures of human gut bacterial species as predicted from co-occurrence network analysis – Promi Das – PLOSone

Review: What will it take to understand the ecology of symbiotic microorganisms? – Angela E Douglas – Environmental Microbiology

Built environment

Fungi-induced paint deterioration and air contamination in the Assiut University hospital, Egypt – Ismail R. Abdel-Rahim – Indoor and Buility Environment

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Probiotics / prebiotics

Lactobacilli and lactoferrin: Biotherapeutic effects for vaginal health – Lucia Bertuccini – Journal of Functional Foods

The viability of probiotics in water, breast milk, and infant formula – Claire Watkins – European Journal of Pediatrics

Bioinformatics

Constructing Lightweight And Flexible Pipelines Using Plugin-Based Microbiome Analysis (PluMA) – Trevor Cickovski – Bioinformatics

Numerical analyses of intestinal microbiota by data mining – Toshio Kobayashi – Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition

Waste and Pollution

Low-dissolved-oxygen nitrification in tropical sewage: an investigation on potential, performance and functional microbial community – S. W. How – Water Science and Technology

Techniques

Visualization of Microbiota in Tick Guts by Whole-Mount In Situ Hybridization – Caitlin E. Moss – Jove

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Microbes in the news

Phage-host interactions are more complicated than most laboratory studies suggest – Phys.org

 

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April 3, 2018

Human Microbiome

Non-Ischemic Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction Is Associated With Altered Intestinal Microbiota – Themistoklis Katsimichas – Circulation Journal

The impact of antibiotics on the Intestinal microbiota needs to be re-defined in order to optimize the antibiotic usage – Bryan Coburn – Clinical Microbiology and Infection

The direct and indirect association of cervical microbiota with the risk of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia – Chaoting Zhang – Cancer Medicine

Review: The use of probiotics in different phases of diverticular disease – Veronica Ojetti – Reviews on Recent Clinical Trials

Fecal microbiota transplantation and its potential therapeutic uses in gastrointestinal disorders – Ryan D. Heath – Northern clinics of Istanbul

Dysbiosis of the salivary microbiota in pediatric-onset primary sclerosing cholangitis and its potential as a biomarker – Kentaro Iwasawa – Scientific Reports

Microbiota Composition May Predict Anti-Tnf Alpha Response in Spondyloarthritis Patients: an Exploratory Study – Thomas Bazin – Scientific Reports

Research Highlight: Obesity: ANGPTL4 — the link binding obesity and glucose intolerance – Alan Morris – Nature Reviews Endocrinology

Influence of intrauterine administration of Lactobacillus buchneri on reproductive performance and pro-inflammatory endometrial mRNA expression of cows with subclinical endometritis – S. Peter – Scientific Reports

Review: Overview of Current Concepts in Gastric Intestinal Metaplasia and Gastric Cancer – David S. Jencks – Gastroenterology & Hepatology

 

Animal Microbiome

Psychoneuroimmunology and immunopsychiatry of zebrafish – Murilo S.de Abreu – Psychoneuroendocrinology

Regulation of growth, intestinal microbiota, non-specific immune response and disease resistance of sea cucumber Apostichopus japonicus (Selenka) in biofloc systems – Jinghua Chen – Fish & Shellfish Immunology

Loss of microRNA-21 Influences the Gut Microbiota Causing Reduced Susceptibility in a Murine Model of Colitis – Daniel G W Johnston – Journal of Crohn’s and Colitis

Influence of Long-Term Feeding Antibiotics on the Gut Health of Zebrafish – Zhou Li – Zebrafish

Effects of Intestinal Microbiota on Brain Development in Humanized Gnotobiotic Mice – Jing Lu – Scientific Reports

Long-term Western diet fed apolipoprotein E-deficient rats exhibit only modest early atherosclerotic characteristics – Ida Rune – Scientific Reports

 

Methods

Guided Protocol for Fecal Microbial Characterization by 16S rRNA-Amplicon Sequencing – Ayelet Di Segni – Journal Of Visualized Experiments (It includes a video)

 

Food Microbes

Tetracycline resistance in lactobacilli isolated from Serbian traditional raw milk cheeses – Tijana Ledina – Journal of Food Science and Technology

 

Pathogens

Case Report: Successful Fecal Microbiota Transplantation in a Patient with Severe Complicated Clostridium difficile Infection after Liver Transplantation – Schneider K.M. – Case Reports in Gastroenterology

Review: Significance of Streptococcus gallolyticus subsp. gallolyticus Association With Colorectal Cancer – Ewa Pasquereau-Kotula – Frontiers in Microbiology

Review: Helicobacter pylori the Latent Human Pathogen or an Ancestral Commensal Organism – Jackie Li –  Frontiers in Microbiology

Fungi-Induced Upper and Lower Respiratory Tract Allergic Diseases: One Entity – Aleksandra Barac – Frontiers in Microbiology

Genetic and Virulent Difference Between Pigmented and Non-pigmented Staphylococcus aureus – Jing Zhang – Frontiers in Microbiology

 

Environmental Microbes

Exploring Biogeochemistry and Microbial Diversity of Extant Microbialites in Mexico and Cuba – Patricia M. Valdespino-Castillo – Frontiers in Microbiology

Direct and Indirect Effects of Penguin Feces on Microbiomes in Antarctic Ornithogenic Soils – Yudong Guo – Frontiers in Microbiology

 

Other

Combination of peracetic acid and ultrasound reduces Salmonella Typhimurium on fresh lettuce (Lactuca sativa L. var. crispa) – Luiza Oliveira Silveira – Journal of Food Science and Technology

Recent advances in the physiopathology of IgA nephropathy – Renato C. Monteiro – Néphrologie & Thérapeutique

 

April 2, 2018

Have a good monday! Today, in Microbiome Digest: interesting papers about Clostridium difficile, the use of Fecal Microbiota Transplant, studies in mice model, effect of Lactobacillus on Candida, antibiotic-resistant bacteria in sewerage biofilms, and more!

 

Human/General Microbiome

Diet, gut microbiota composition and feeding behavior – Jiyoung S. Kim – Physiology & Behavior

Fecal Microbiota Transplantation in Inflammatory Bowel Disease- a Primer for the Internists – Gaurav Syal – The American Journal of Medicine

Oral microbiota maturation during the first 7 years of life in relation to allergy development – Majda Dzidic – Allergy

The tangled web of interactions between host, pathogen and microbiota in C. difficile infection – Anna Maria Seekatz – Gastroenterology

Analysis of Treatment Outcomes for Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infections and Fecal Microbiota Transplantation in a Pediatric Hospital – Aileen Aldrich – The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal

Role of microbiota in the autism spectrum disorders – Daniela Campion – Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica

From Network Analysis to Functional Metabolic Modeling of the Human Gut Microbiota – Eugen Bauer – mSystems

Developing a Bacteroides System for Function-Based Screening of DNA from the Human Gut Microbiome – Kathy N. Lam – mSystems

Is a Single Fecal Microbiota Transplant a Promising Treatment for Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection? – Susy S Hota – Open Forum Infectious Diseases

Bronchoalveolar lavage fluid microbiota dysbiosis in infants with protracted bacterial bronchitis – Yanmin Bao – Journal of Thoracic Disease

Mother’s Milk: A Purposeful Contribution to the Development of the Infant Microbiota and Immunity – Kirsty Le Doare –  Frontiers in Immunology

Contributory Role of Gut Microbiota and Their Metabolites Toward Cardiovascular Complications in Chronic Kidney Disease – Daniel Y. Li – Seminars in Nephrology

Differential bacterial capture and transport preferences facilitate co-growth on dietary xylan in the human gut – Maria Louise Leth – Nature Microbiology

 

Animal Microbiome / Animal Experiments

Two new gene clusters involved in the degradation of plant cell wall from the fecal microbiota of Tunisian dromedary – Rihab Ameri – PLoS One

Honey Bee Antiviral Immune Barriers as Affected by Multiple Stress Factors: A Novel Paradigm to Interpret Colony Health Decline and Collapse – Francesco Nazzi – Viruses

Influence of Intestinal Microbiota Transplantation and NleH Expression on Citrobacter rodentium Colonization of Mice – Gaochan Wang – Pathogens

Shifts in the Gut Metabolome and Clostridium difficile Transcriptome throughout Colonization and Infection in a Mouse Model – Joshua R. Fletcher – mSystems

Akkermansia muciniphila is permissive to arthritis in the K/BxN mouse model of arthritis – Matthew L Stoll – Genes & Immunity

The Gut Microbiota Regulates Endocrine Vitamin D Metabolism through Fibroblast Growth Factor 23 – Stephanie A. Bora – Frontiers in Immunology

High diversity and variability in the bacterial microbiota of the coffee berry borer (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), with emphasis on Wolbachia – Yobana A Mariño – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Exercise prevents high fat diet-induced bone loss, marrow adiposity and dysbiosis in male mice – Laura R. McCabe – Bone

Protein- and RNA-Enhanced Fermentation by Gut Microbiota of the Earthworm Lumbricus terrestris – Lydia Zeibich – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Canonical Wnt Signaling in CD11c+ APCs Regulates Microbiota-Induced Inflammation and Immune Cell Homeostasis in the Colon – Daniel Swafford – The Journal of Immunology

 

Beneficial Microbes

Culture Supernatants of Lactobacillus gasseri and L. crispatus Inhibit Candida albicans Biofilm Formation and Adhesion to HeLa Cells – Yuko Matsuda – Mycopathologia

 

Environmental and Water Microbiome

Prevalence of antibiotic resistant coliform bacteria, Enterococcus spp. and Staphylococcus spp. in wastewater sewerage biofilm – Kristína Lépesová – Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance

Occurrence of virulence-associated genes among Staphylococcus saprophyticus isolated from different sources – Weslley de Paiva-Santos – Microbial Pathogenesis

 

Other

Digest: Life history evolution in Darwin’s dream ponds – Foteini Spagopoulou – Evolution

Research Highlight: To grow, or not to grow – Ursula Hofer – Nature Reviews Microbiology

 

March 29, 2018

Of special note today: gut microbiota species expressing orthologs of human Ro60 might be involved in triggering and sustaining chronic autoimmunity in lupus; The portal vein blood microbiome in patients with liver cirrhosis; A randomized clinical study suggests dietary promotion of short chain fatty acid producing gut microbes as an effective treatment for type 2 diabetes; and the sexual dimorphism of root, flower and leaf microbiomes in the wild strawberry plant

Events and jobs

Clinical Laboratory Technologist IV (SL-1), Microbiology Laboratory – Stony Brook University – NY

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General microbiome

Review: Discovering antibiotics from the global microbiome – Yick Chong Lam – Nature Microbiology

Pregnancy and early life

Review: Milk Glycans and Their Interaction with the Infant-Gut Microbiota – Nina Kirmiz – Annual Review of Food Science and Technology

Multi-site human microbiome

*Commensal orthologs of the human autoantigen Ro60 as triggers of autoimmunity in lupus – Teri M. Greiling – Science Translational Medicine

Human nearly-sterile sites

*Circulating microbiome in blood of different circulatory compartments – Robert Schierwagen – BMJ Blood

Human gut microbiome

*Gut bacteria selectively promoted by dietary fibers alleviate type 2 diabetes – Liping Zhao – Science

Review: Impact of dietary compounds on cancer-related gut microbiota and microRNA – Muhammad Shahid Riaz Rajoka – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Review: Influence of Altered Gut Microbiota Composition on Aging and Aging-Related Diseases – Jeonghyun Choi – Journal of Lifestyle Medicine

Review: Gut microbiome modulates efficacy of immune checkpoint inhibitors
Ming Yi – Journal of Hematology & Oncology

Protocol: Wisconsin microbiome study, a cross-sectional investigation of dietary fibre, microbiome composition and antibiotic-resistant organisms: rationale and methods  – Shoshannah Eggers – BMJ Journal

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Animal experiments

MicroRNA-146a Deficiency Protects against Listeria monocytogenes Infection by Modulating the Gut Microbiota – Chong-Tao Du – International Journal of Molecular Sciences

Loss of microRNA-21 Influences the Gut Microbiota Causing Reduced Susceptibility in a Murine Model of Colitis – Daniel G W Johnston – Journal of Crohn’s and Colitis

Towards an Integrative Understanding of tRNA Aminoacylation–Diet–Host–Gut Microbiome Interactions in Neurodegeneration – Elena L. Paley – Nutrients

Resilience of small intestinal beneficial bacteria to the toxicity of soybean oil fatty acids – Sara C Di Rienzi – eLife

Animal microbiome

Assessment of microbiome changes after rumen transfaunation: implications on improving feed efficiency in beef cattle – Mi Zhou – BMC Microbiology

Seasonal and algal diet-driven patterns of the digestive microbiota of the European abalone Haliotis tuberculata, a generalist marine herbivore – Angélique Gobet – BMC Microbiology

Diverse laboratory colonies of Aedes aegypti harbor the same adult midgut bacterial microbiome – Laura B. Dickson – BMC Parasites & Vectors

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

*The effects of host species and sexual dimorphism differ among root, leaf and flower microbiomes of wild strawberries in situ – Na Wei – Scientific Reports

The potential of plant microbiota in reducing postharvest food loss – Franziska Buchholz – Microbial Biotechnology

Root microbiota shift in rice correlates with resident time in the field and developmental – Jingying Zhang – Science China Life Sciences

Microbial Ecology

Allometry and Ecology of the Bilaterian Gut Microbiome – Scott Sherrill-Mix – mBio

Preprint: Changes in the genetic requirements for microbial interactions with increasing community complexity – Manon Morin – bioRxiv

Built environment

Drinking water microbiome assembly induced by water stagnation – Fangqiong Ling – The ISME Journal

Food microbiology

Constraint-based modeling in microbial food biotechnology – Martin H. Rau – Biochemical Society Transactions

Characterization of microbial community structure and metabolic potential using Illumina MiSeq platform during the black garlic processing – Zhichang Qiu – Food Research International

Guidance on the characterisation of microorganisms used as feed additives or as production organisms – EFSA Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP) – EFSA Journal

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Probiotics / prebiotics

Probiotic treatment reduces the autistic-like excitation/inhibition imbalance in juvenile hamsters induced by orally administered propionic acid and clindamycin – Afaf El-Ansary – Metabolic Brain Disease

Review: A review of probiotic supplementation in healthy adults: helpful or hype? – Saman Khalesi – European Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Fecal Transplants

Effect of Vegan Fecal Microbiota Transplantation on Carnitine‐ and Choline‐Derived Trimethylamine‐N‐Oxide Production and Vascular Inflammation in Patients With Metabolic Syndrome – Loek P. Smits – Journal of the American Heart Association

Bioinformatics

Review: Exploring Linkages between Taxonomic and Functional Profiles of the Human Microbiome – Morgan G. I. Langille – mSystems

Techniques

Hybridization capture reveals microbial diversity missed using current profiling methods – Cyrielle Gasc – BMC Microbiology

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Microbes in the news

Just passing through: fungi not part of the gut – Fungus species don’t play a role in healthy human microbiomes – Andrew Masterson – Cosmos

Plants, fungi and bacteria work together to clean polluted land – Genetic analysis shows microbial interactions help fast-growing trees break down petrochemical pollutants in soil – Science Daily

Bacteria and Art

Art and biology students participate in creative collaboration – Sierra Guardiola – The Ithacan

 

March 28, 2018

The impact of the microbiota on bone marrow transplantation in mice, differences in phage infection efficiency in nearly identical hosts, bacterial diversity of Brazilian artisanal cheese.

Events and jobs

Research Associate in the Department of Twin Research and Genetic Epidemiology, School of Life Cours – King’s College London

Research Associate in Department of Twin Research_School of Life Course Sciences – King’s College London

General microbiome

Variations in the relative abundance of Wolbachia in the gut of Nasutitermes arborum across life stages and castes – Michel Diouf – FEMS Microbiology Letters

Pregnancy and early life

HIV-exposure, early life feeding practices and delivery mode impacts on faecal bacterial profiles in a South African birth cohort – Shantelle Claassen-Weitz – Scientific Reports

Human respiratory microbiome

Exacerbation induces a microbiota shift in sputa of COPD patients – Eric Jubinville – PLOS ONE

Human oral microbiome

Review: Insights into the human oral microbiome – Digvijay Verma – Archives of Microbiology

Pre-print: Characterization of the salivary microbiome in people with obesity – Yujia Wu – PeerJ

Review: The oral microbiota – a mechanistic role for systemic diseases – G Jia – British Dental Journal

Human gut microbiome

Differences in epidemiological features between ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease: the early life-programmed versus late dysbiosis hypothesis – Laurent Beaugerie – Medical Hypotheses

Analysis of changes in intestinal flora and intravascular inflammation and coronary heart disease in obese patients – Xv Li – Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine

Animal experiments

Nutritional Support from the Intestinal Microbiota Improves Hematopoietic Reconstitution after Bone Marrow Transplantation in Mice – Anna Staffas – Cell Host & Microbe

High salt intake increases plasma trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO) concentration and produces gut dysbiosis in rats – Klaudia Bielinska – Nutrition

High salt diet exacerbates colitis in mice by decreasing Lactobacillus levels and butyrate production – Pedro M Miranda – Microbiome

The Pancreatic Cancer Microbiome Promotes Oncogenesis by Induction of Innate and Adaptive Immune Suppression – Smruti Pushalkar – Cancer Discovery

Predominant gut Lactobacillus murinus strain mediates anti-inflammaging effects in calorie-restricted mice – Fengwei Pan – Microbiome

Deletion of choline acetyltransferase in enteric neurons results in postnatal intestinal dysmotility and dysbiosis – Carl D Johnson – The FASEB Journal

At-hatch administration of probiotic to chickens can introduce beneficial changes in gut microbiota – Stephen Baldwin – PLOS ONE

Impact of parenteral antimicrobial administration on the structure and diversity of the fecal microbiota of growing pigs – Mohamed Zeineldin – Microbial Pathogenesis

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

Pre-print: Isolation of a natural DNA virus of Drosophila melanogaster, and characterisation of host resistance and immune responses – William H Palmer – bioRxiv

Proanthocyanidin‐Rich Grape Seed Extract Modulates Intestinal Microbiota in Ovariectomized Mice – Guangwen Jin – Journal of Food Science

Evaluation of the nutrition and function of cow and goat milk based on intestinal microbiota by metagenomic analysis – Zhaoxia Wang – Food & Function

Animal microbiome

Pre-print: Characterisation of gut microbiota of farmed Chinook salmon using metabarcoding – Milica Ciric – bioRxiv

Variation in the microbiome of the urogenital tract of Chlamydia-free female koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus) with and without ‘wet bottom’ – Alistair R Legione – PLOS ONE

Pre-print: Characterization of shifts of koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) intestinal microbial communities associated with antibiotic treatment – Katherine E Dahlhausen – PeerJ

Comparison of gizzard and intestinal microbiota of wild neotropical birds – M Alexandra García-Amado – PLOS ONE

Fecal microbiota in the female prairie vole (Microtus ochrogaster) – J Thomas Curtis – PLOS ONE

Disentangling factors that shape the gut microbiota in German Shepherd dogs – Åsa Vilson – PLOS ONE

Yeast culture dietary supplementation modulates gut microbiota, growth and biochemical parameters of grass carp – Han Liu – Microbial Biotechnology

Fecal Microbiota Transplantation in Gestating Sows and Neonatal Offspring Alters Lifetime Intestinal Microbiota and Growth in Offspring – Ursula M McCormack – mSystems

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Tetracycline resistance genes are more prevalent in wet soils than in dry soils – Yijun Kang – Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Functional diversity of ectomycorrhizal fungal communities is reduced by trace element contamination – Álvaro López-García – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Long- and short-term effects of mercury pollution on the soil microbiome – Aline Frossard – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Structure of surface polysaccharides from Aeromonas sp. AMG272, a plant-growth promoting rhizobacterium isolated from rice rhizosphere – Rocío Contreras Sánchez-Matamoros – Carbohydrate Research

Review: Sniffing bacterial volatile compounds for healthier plants – Rouhallah Sharifi – Current Opinion in Plant Biology

Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi influence decomposition and the associated soil microbial community under different soil phosphorus availability – Jing Xu – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Water and extremophile microbiome

Habitat filtering of bacterioplankton communities above polymetallic nodule fields and sediments in the Clarion-Clipperton zone of the Pacific Ocean – Markus V Lindh – Environmental Microbiology Reports

Microbial communities in seawater from an Arctic and a temperate Norwegian fjord and their potentials for biodegradation of chemically dispersed oil at low seawater temperatures – Deni Ribicic – Marine Pollution Bulletin

Built environment

Pre-print: Half-lives of PAHs and temporal microbiota changes in commonly used urban landscaping materials – Marja I Roslund – PeerJ

Food microbiology

Interspecies variation in biofilm-forming capacity of psychrotrophic bacterial isolates from Chinese raw milk – Lei Yuan – Food Control

Bacterial diversity of artisanal cheese from the Amazonian region of Brazil during the dry and rainy seasons – Mayra Carla de Freitas Martins – Food Research International

Probiotics/prebiotics

Salecan stabilizes the microstructure and improves the rheological performance of yogurt – Renjie Fu – Food Hydrocolloids

Probiotic Lactobacillus casei Zhang (LCZ) alleviates respiratory, gastrointestinal & RBC abnormality via immuno-modulatory, anti-inflammatory & anti-oxidative actions – Yan-Yan Hor – Journal of Functional Foods

Routine Supplementation of Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG and Risk of Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Very Low Birth Weight Infants – Andrea F Kane – The Journal of Pediatrics

Phages and viruses

Continued Need for Comprehensive Genetic and Phenotypic Characterization of Viruses: Benefits of Complementing Sequence Analyses with Functional Determinations – Aaron C Brault – The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Detection of Hantaviruses and Arenaviruzses in three-toed jerboas from the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China – Zhiqiang Wu – Emerging Microbes & Infections

Enteric Virome Sensing—Its Role in Intestinal Homeostasis and Immunity – Rebecca N Metzger – Viruses

Commentary: Bacteriophage transfer during faecal microbiota transplantation in Clostridium difficile infection is associated with treatment outcome – Blessing O Anonye – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

Multiple mechanisms drive phage infection efficiency in nearly identical hosts – Cristina Howard-Verona – The ISME Journal

Early MinION™ nanopore single-molecule sequencing technology enables the characterization of hepatitis B virus genetic complexity in clinical samples – Virginie Sauvage – PLOS ONE

A metagenomic viral discovery approach identifies potential zoonotic and novel mammalian viruses in Neoromicia bats within South Africa – Marike Geldenhuys – PLOS ONE

Pre-print: Ecological and evolutionary consequences of viral plasticity – Melinda Choua – bioRxiv

Bioinformatics

Pre-print: Taxonomy annotation errors in 16S rRNA and fungal ITS sequence databases – Robert C Edgar – bioRxiv

Metabolomics

Analysis of paper foxing by newly available omics techniques – Justyna Szulc – International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation

Review: Targeting human urinary metabolome by LC–MS/MS: a review – Jose Rodríguez-Morató – Bioanalysis

GC-MS Based Metabolomics and NMR Spectroscopy Investigation of Food Intake Biomarkers for Milk and Cheese in Serum of Healthy Humans – Alessia Trimigno – Metabolites

Techniques

KatharoSeq Enables High-Throughput Microbiome Analysis from Low-Biomass Samples – Jeremiah J Minich – mSystems

eDNA from roots: a robust tool for determining Phytophthora communities in natural ecosystems – Ihsanul Khaliq – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

A silica sands-based method for faithful analysis of microbial communities and DNA isolation from a wide range of species – Xia Liu – Preparative Biochemistry and Biotechnology

More microbes

Review: New therapeutics from Nature: The odd case of the bacterial cytotoxic necrotizing factor 1 – Zaira Maroccia – Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy

Pre-print: An attenuated CRISPR-Cas system in Enterococcus faecalis permits DNA acquisition – Karthik Hullahalli – bioRxiv

Microbes in the news

Here’s Why Antibiotics May Give Viruses a Leg Up – Christopher Wanjek – Live Science

‘Nanobot’ viruses tag and round up bacteria in food and water – Carolyn Wilke – ScienceNews

Your rubber ducky is probably crawling with bacteria, scientists say – STAT

Newly discovered bacteria can break down biomass – Phys.Org

Microbes on the market

Biocodex funds microbiome research on link between diet, colon cancer, IBD – Healio

Rebiotix’s Lee Jones to Receive TRUST 2018 Courageous Women in Health Care Award – PR Newswire

March 23, 2018

Optogenetic regulation of transcription to promote biosynthesis of desired chemicals from fungi, the effect of yeast and bacteria on floral nectar, guidelines and best practices for human microbiome sampling/sequencing/processing.

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Evaluation of conventional and response surface level optimisation of n-dodecane (n-C12) mineralisation by psychrotolerant strains isolated from pristine soil at Southern Victoria Island, Antarctica – Syahir Habib – Microbial Cell Factories

Analysis of microbiota in bellflower root, Platycodon grandiflorum, obtained from South Korea – Daeho Kim – Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Contrasting effects of yeasts and bacteria on floral nectar traits – Rachel L Vannette – Annals of Botany

Water and extremophile microbiome

Mechanisms of Methyl Mercury Net Degradation in Alder Swamps: The Role of Methanogens and Abiotic Processes – Rose-Marie Kronberg – Environmental Science & Technology Letters

Microbial mat of the thermal springs Kuchiger Republic of Buryatia: species composition, biochemical properties and electrogenic activity in biofuel cell – Denis Aleksandrovich Yuriev – IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Sciences

Bioinformatics

Pre-print: A comprehensive automated pipeline for human microbiome sampling, 16S rRNA gene sequencing and bioinformatics processing – Luisa W Hugerth – bioRxiv

Pre-print/Review: Real-time analysis and visualization of pathogen sequence data – Richard A Neher – bioRxiv

Techniques

Yeast Biofilm as a Bridge Between Medical and Environmental Microbiology Across Different Detection Techniques – Luca Roscini – Infectious Diseases and Therapy

More microbes

Optogenetic regulation of engineered cellular metabolism for microbial chemical production – Evan M Zhao – Nature

Pre-print: Titan cells formation in Cryptococcus neoformans is finely tuned by environmental conditions and modulated by positive and negative genetic regulators – Benjamin Hommel – bioRxiv

Pre-print: High-resolution analysis of the pneumococcal transcriptome under a wide range of infection-relevant conditions – Rieza Aprianto – bioRxiv

Pre-print: Deep genome annotation of the opportunistic human pathogen Streptococcus pneumoniae D39 – Jelle Slager – bioRxiv

Microbes in the news

Oral microbiome and anthropometry changes following caries arrest using silver-nitrate/fluoride-varnish – EurekAlert

Metagenomics of early childhood oral health and early childhood caries – EurekAlert

Synergistic effects of smoking and obesity on the subgingival microbiome – EurekAlert

Gut bacteria can mean life or death for birds – EurekAlert

Its name is LUCA. Now it’s needing second thoughts – Stephen Fleischfresser – Cosmos

Plants really do feed their friends – ScienceDaily

Bacteria eats greenhouse gas with a side of protein – Phys.org

Survival of the Slimiest: The Persistent Nature of Biofilms – Sonali D Advani – Medscape

Amy’s non-microbiology picks

Editorial: Asymmetry symposium unites economists, physicists and artists – Nature

March 22, 2018

Of special note today: A randomized double blind controlled clinical trial on the impacts of probiotics on Alzheimer’s demonstrated an improvement in cognitive function, triglycerides, insulin sensitivity and C reactive protein; and a meta-analysis of the lung microbiome in tuberculosis identified specific species that are characteristic of the disease.

Events and jobs

Research Associate – Kintai Therapeutics – Cambridge, MA

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Human respiratory microbiome

*Meta-analysis of the lung microbiota in pulmonary tuberculosis – Bo-young Hong – Tuberculosis

Human skin microbiome

Longitudinal study of the psoriasis-associated skin microbiome during therapy with ustekinumab in a randomized Phase 3b clinical trial – Michael Loesche – Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Human oral microbiome

The subgingival microbiome in patients with established rheumatoid arthritis – Ted R Mikuls – Rheumatology

Self-reported bovine milk intake is associated with oral microbiota composition – Ingegerd Johansson – PLOSone

Human uro-genital microbiome

A Distinctive Urinary Metabolomic Fingerprint Is Linked With Endoscopic Postoperative Disease Recurrence in Crohn’s Disease Patients – Ammar Hassanzadeh Keshteli – Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Human gut microbiome

Review: Interrelation of Diet, Gut Microbiome, and Autoantibody Production – Ioanna Petta – Frontiers in Immunology

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Animal experiments

Microbiome-metabolome signatures in mice genetically prone to develop dementia, fed a normal or fatty diet – Elena Sanguinetti – Scientific Reports

Influence of dietary protein and fructooligosaccharides on fecal fermentative end-products, fecal bacterial populations and apparent total tract digestibility in dogs – Carlo Pinna – BMC Veterinary Research

Animal microbiome

Review: The tripartite interactions between the mosquito, its microbiota and Plasmodium – Ottavia Romoli – BMC Parasites & Vectors

Nutrient-Dependent Impact of Microbes on Drosophila suzukii Development – XiaoLi Bing – mBio

Lower dietary concentrate level increases bacterial diversity in the rumen of Cervus elaphus yarkandensis – Wenxi Qian- Canadian Journal of Microbiology

Evaluation of milk sample fractions for characterization of milk microbiota from healthy and clinical mastitis cows – Svetlana Ferreira Lima – PLOSone

Characterization of shifts of koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) intestinal microbial communities associated with antibiotic treatment – Katherine E. Dahlhausen – PeerJ

Effects of high ambient temperature on the community structure and composition of ileal microbiome of broilers – X J Wang – Poultry Science

Oscillating bacterial expression states generate herd immunity to viral infection – Christopher J. R. Turkington – bioRxiv

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

High-Throughput Sequencing Analysis of the Actinobacterial Spatial Diversity in Moonmilk Deposits – Marta Maciejewska – Antibiotics

Dynamic root exudate chemistry and microbial substrate preferences drive patterns in rhizosphere microbial community assembly – Kateryna Zhalnina – Nature Microbiology

Microbiome engineering to improve biocontrol and plant growth-promoting mechanisms – Ma del Carmen Orozco-Mosqueda – Microbiological Research

Specificity in Arabidopsis thaliana recruitment of root fungal communities from soil and rhizosphere – Hector Urbina – Fungal Biology

Microbial cycling of isoprene, the most abundantly produced biological volatile organic compound on Earth – Terry J. McGenity – The ISME Journal

Depth matters: effects of precipitation regime on soil microbial activity upon rewetting of a plant-soil system – Ilonka C. Engelhardt – The ISME Journal

Water and extremophile microbiome

Use of in-field bioreactors demonstrate groundwater filtration influences planktonic bacterial community assembly, but not biofilm composition – Geoff A. Christensen – PLOSone

Coordinated gene expression between Trichodesmium and its microbiome over day–night cycles in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre – Kyle R Frischkorn – The ISME Journal

Microbial parasites make cyanobacteria blooms less of a trophic dead end than commonly assumed – Matilda Haraldsson – The ISME Journal

Air Microbiome

Deposition rates of viruses and bacteria above the atmospheric boundary layer
– Isabel Reche – The ISME Journal

Microbial Ecology

Review: Understanding Microbiome Stability in a Changing World – Ashley Shade – mSystems

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Probiotics / prebiotics

*Effect of Probiotic Supplementation on Cognitive Function and Metabolic Status in Alzheimer’s Disease: A Randomized, Double-Blind and Controlled Trial – Elmira Akbari – Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience

Bioinformatics

GraftM: a tool for scalable, phylogenetically informed classification of genes within metagenomes – Joel A Boyd – Nucleic Acids Research

VITCOMIC2: visualization tool for the phylogenetic composition of microbial communities based on 16S rRNA gene amplicons and metagenomic shotgun sequencing – Hiroshi Mori – BMC Systems Biology

Machine learning for tackling microbiota data and infection complications in immunocompromised patients with cancer – J. Luis Espinoza – Journal of Internal Medicine

A highly adaptive microbiome-based association test for survival traits – Hyunwook Koh – BMC Genomics

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Microbes in the news

Making intricate images with bacterial communities – Psy.Org

Many Non-Antibiotic Drugs Affect Gut Bacteria. A new study finds that more than 200 human-targeted, non-antibiotic drugs inhibit the growth of bacterial species that make up part of the human microbiome – Catherine Offord

‘New life form’ answers question about evolution of cells – Science Daily

Bacteria and Art

This watercolour painting was created by artistic bacteria – Sarah Roberts had a germ of an idea: let bacteria take creative control – Anna Marks – Wired

Crocheted and Embroidered Bacteria Grow in Elin Thomas’s Fiber Art Petri Dishes – Laura Staugaitis – Colossal