September 22, 2017

Human Microbiome

Microbiome profile of the amniotic fluid as a predictive biomarker of perinatal outcome – Daichi Urushiyama – Scientific Reports

Role of gut microbiota on cardio-metabolic parameters and immunity in coronary artery disease patients with and without type-2 diabetes mellitus – Lidia Sanchez-Alcoholado – Frontiers in Microbiology

Perspective: Linking the gut microbial ecosystem with the environment: does gut health depend on where we live? – Nishat Tasnim – Frontiers in Microbiology

Effect of caloric restriction on gut permeability, inflammation markers, and fecal microbiota in obese women – Beate Ott – Scientific Reports

Perspective: The immunology of the allergy epidemic and the hygiene hypothesis – Bart N Lambrecht – Nature Immunology

Pearls: The microbiome and the hallmarks of cancer – Laura E. Fulbright – PLoS Pathogens

Exploring the salivary microbiome of children stratified by the oral hygiene index – Izumi Mashima – PLoS ONE

 

Built Site Microbiome

Metagenomic characterization of ambulances across the USA – Niamh B. O’Hara – Microbiome (BMC)

 

Food Microbiome

Review: A Review on the Applications of Next Generation Sequencing Technologies as Applied to Food-Related Microbiome Studies – Yu Cao – Frontiers in Microbiology

Bottled aqua incognita: microbiota assembly and dissolved organic matter diversity in natural mineral waters – Celine C. Lesaulnier – Microbiome (BMC)

 

Pathogen Research

An engineered bispecific DNA-encoded IgG antibody protects against Pseudomonas aeruginosa in a pneumonia challenge model – Ami Patel – Nature Communications

Illusions regarding Helicobacter pylori clinical trials and treatment guidelines – David Y Graham – Gut (BMJ)

 

Beneficial Microbes

Akkermansia muciniphila May Determine the Ameliorating or Aggravating Effects of Chondroitin Sulfate on Osteoarthritis – Qing-Ping Zeng – Frontiers in Microbiology

Minireview: Next-Generation Beneficial Microbes: The Case of Akkermansia muciniphila – Patrice D. Cani – Frontiers in Microbiology

The PGPR Stenotrophomonas maltophilia SBP-9 augments resistance against biotic and abiotic stress in wheat plants – Prabhat N. Jha – Frontiers in Microbiology

 

Beneficial Molecules

pH-dependant antifungal activity of valproic acid against the human fungal pathogen Candida albicans – Julien Chaillot – Frontiers in Microbiology

Dietary teasaponin ameliorates alteration of gut microbiota and cognitive decline in diet-induced obese mice – Sen Wang – Scientific Reports

Mulberry leaf alleviates streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats by attenuating NEFA signaling and modulating intestinal microflora – Yao Sheng – Scientific Reports

 

Microbial Evolution

New Insights into the Diversity of the Genus Faecalibacterium – Leandro Benevides – Frontiers in Microbiology

 

Environmental Microbiology

Insights into microalga and bacteria interactions of selected phycosphere biofilms using metagenomic, transcriptomic and proteomic approaches – Ines Krohn-Molt – Frontiers in Microbiology

 

Bioinformatics, Genomics and Methodologies

Genomic GC-content affects the accuracy of 16S rRNA gene sequencing based microbial profiling due to PCR bias – Martin I. Bahl – Frontiers in Microbiology

Preprint: Optimizing scoring function of dynamic programming of pairwise profile alignment using derivative free neural network – Kazunori D. Yamada – BioRxiv

Improving contig binning of metagenomic data using dS2 oligonucleotide frequency dissimilarity – Ying Wang – BMC Bioinformatics

A Laboratory Methodology for Dual RNA-Sequencing of Bacteria and their Host Cells In Vitro – James W. Marsh – Frontiers in Microbiology

 

Other

Review: A review of the relationship between the gut microbiota and amino acid metabolism – Rui Lin – Amino Acids (Springer)

 

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September 20, 2017

 

General microbiome

The human bitter taste receptor T2R38 is broadly tuned for bacterial compounds –  C Verbeurgt – PLoS One

Differential signal sensitivities can contribute to the stability of multispecies bacterial communities. – J Juhász – Biology Direct

Applying allometric theory to fungi – CA Aguilar-Trigueros – The ISME Journal

The Editorial on the Research Topic The Impact of Microorganisms on Consumption of Atmospheric Trace Gases – S Kolb – Frontiers in Microbiology

 

Human oral microbiome

Variations in oral microbiota associated with oral cancer. – H Zhao – Scientific Reports

Metabolic crosstalk regulates Porphyromonas gingivalis colonization and virulence during oral polymicrobial infection. – M Kuboniwa – Nature Microbiology

 

 

Human gut microbiome

Normalization of the microbiota in patients after treatment for colonic lesions – MA Sze – bioRxiv

Review: Modulation of the gut microbiome: a systematic review of the effect of bariatric surgery. – Y Guo – European Journal of Endocrinology

Urinary intermediates of tryptophan as indicators of the gut microbial metabolism. – T Pavlova – Analytica Chimica Acta

Recent urbanization in China is correlated with a Westernized microbiome encoding increased virulence and antibiotic resistance genes. – K Winglee – Microbiome

Continued Alcohol Misuse in Human Cirrhosis is Associated with An Impaired Gut-Liver Axis. – JS Bajaj – Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research

Fructooligosaccharide (FOS) and Galactooligosaccharide (GOS) Increase Bifidobacterium but Reduce Butyrate Producing Bacteria with Adverse Glycemic Metabolism in healthy young population. – F Liu – Scientific Reports

 

Animal experiments 

Experimental colitis delays and reduces the severity of collagen-induced arthritis in mice – J Hablot – PLoS One

Identification of a mouse Lactobacillus johnsonii strain with deconjugase activity against the FXR antagonist T-β-MCA – M DiMarzio – PLoS One

The effect of age on the intestinal mucus thickness, microbiota composition and immunity in relation to sex in mice – M Elderman – PLoS One

Review:Role of the gastrointestinal microbiota in small animal health and disease. – A Redfern – The Veterinary Record

Gut Microbiota and IL-17A: Physiological and Pathological Responses. – B Douzandeh-Mobarrez – Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins

 

Animal microbiome 

The microbiota of water buffalo milk during mastitis – C Catozzi – PLoS One

What determines sclerobiont colonization on marine mollusk shells? – VO Agostini – PLoS One

Season, but not symbiont state, drives microbiome structure in the temperate coral Astrangia poculata. – KH Sharp – Microbiome

Metagenomic analysis of bacterial community structure and diversity of lignocellulolytic bacteria in Vietnamese native goat rumen. – HT Do – Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences

Comparative analysis of midgut bacterial communities in three aedine mosquito species from dengue-endemic and non-endemic areas of Rajasthan, India. – SS Charan – Medical and Veterinary Entomology

Microbiome of Pacific Whiteleg shrimp reveals differential bacterial community composition between Wild, Aquacultured and AHPND/EMS outbreak conditions. – F Cornejo-Granados – Scientific Reports

 

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Evolution with a seed bank: the population genetic consequences of microbial dormancy – WR Shoemaker – bioRxiv

Longispora urticae sp. nov., isolated from rhizosphere soil of Urtica urens L., and emended descriptions of the species Longispora albida and Longisporafulva. – C Piao – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Actinomycetes benefaction role in soil and plant health. – AA Bhatti – Microbial Pathogenesis

Environmental parameters altered by climate change affect the activity of soil microorganisms involved in bioremediation – I Alkorta – FEMS Microbiology Letters

Micropredator niche differentiation between bulk soil and rhizosphere of an agricultural soil depends on bacterial prey. – L Zhang – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Soil microbial communities drive the resistance of ecosystem multifunctionality to global change in drylands across the globe. – M Delgado-Baquerizo  – Ecology Letters

Paenibacillus arcticus sp. nov., isolated from Arctic soil. – IT Cha – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Mineral phosphorus fertilization modulates interactions between maize, rhizosphere yeasts and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi – M Sarabia – Rhizosphere

Zinc Solubilizing Bacillus cereus and related species Modulates Growth, Yield and Zinc Biofortification of Soybean and Wheat Seeds Cultivated in Central India – R Khande – Rhizosphere

Utilisation of mucilage C by microbial communities under drought – MA Ahmed – Biology and Fertility of Soils

 

Built environment

Walker occupancy has an impact on changing airborne bacterial communities in an underground pedestrian space, as small-dust particles increased with raising both temperature and humidity – T Okubo – PLoS One

 

Food microbiology

Diversity and dynamics stability of bacterial community in traditional solid-state fermentation of Qishan vinegar – X Gan – Annals of Microbiology

 

Phages and viruses

Isolation and identification of enteroviruses from sewage and sewage-contaminated water samples from Ibadan, Nigeria, 2012-2013. – JA Adeniji – bioRxiv

The virome of Drosophila suzukii, an invasive pest of soft fruit – NC Medd – bioRxiv

Immune Loss as a Driver of Coexistence During Host-Phage Coevolution – JL Weissman – bioRxiv

 

Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics in the Netherlands: the value of a nationwide community  – CWG  van Gelder – Briefings in Bioinformatics

 

Techniques

Longitudinal multiparameter single-cell analysis of macaques immunized with pneumococcal protein-conjugated or unconjugated polysaccharide vaccines reveals distinct antigen specific memory B cell repertoires – B Lia – PLoS One

Methods matter: Influential purification and analysis parameters for intracellular parasite metabolomics – MA Carey – bioRxiv

COREMIC: a web-tool to search for a root-zone associated CORE MICrobiome – RR Rodrigues – bioRxiv

Quorum sensing improves current output with Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans. – N Chabert – Microbial Biotechnology

Transcriptome analysis of Pseudostellaria heterophylla in response to the infection of pathogenic Fusarium oxysporum. – X Qin – BMC Plant Biology

Regulatory networks underlying mycorrhizal development delineated by genome-wide expression profiling and functional analysis of the transcription factor repertoire of the plant symbiotic fungus Laccaria bicolor. – Y Daquerre – BMC Genomics

 

Microbes in the news

Rocks, not bacteria, triggered Earth’s oxidation – Cosmos

The Table At Your Favorite Restaurant May Be Way Grosser Than You ThoughtThe Table At Your Favorite Restaurant May Be Way Grosser Than You Thought – Men’s Health

Researchers unlock potential pathway to treat flesh-eating bacteria – Phys.org

Revealed: The nasty infections you can pick up at the gym – and how to avoid deadly bacteria lingering on your workout gear  – Daily Mail Online

Flagship seeks $500M for sixth fund; unveils another microbiome firm – Fierce Biotech

CAN SPRAYING BACTERIA IN YOUR FACE ACTUALLY HAVE HEALTH BENEFITS? – CDA Press

Space-Grown Bacteria Could Pose Major Problems for Astronauts – Health Line

See jerkface bacteria hiding in tumors and gobbling chemotherapy drugs – Ars Technica

How BIOHM’s At Home Candida Test Is Giving Consumers Peace of Mind – Forbes

September 17, 2017

Sunday dose- lots of techniques and news on microbes!

Events and jobs

Senior Laboratory Technician (Microbiology) – Symbio Laboratories, Perth, Australia

Two Assistant Professor Positions: Microbiology (0709823) or Ecology (0709824) – School of Biological Sciences, Illinois State University in Normal, IL

 

General microbiome

Review: Seeing is understanding: Salmonella’s way to penetrate the intestinal epithelium – K Zhang – International Journal of Medical Microbiology

 

 

Human nearly-sterile sites 

Metabolomic findings in sepsis as a damage of host-microbial metabolism integration – NV Beloborodova – Journal of Critical Care

 

Human gut microbiome

Molecular estimation of alteration in intestinal microbial composition in Hashimoto’s thyroiditis patients – HM Ishaq – Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy

Immune regulation by histamine and histamine-secreting bacteria – W Barcik – Current Opinion in Immunology

Comparison of gut microbiota in adult patients with type 2 diabetes and healthy individuals – M Sedhigi – Microbial Pathogenesis

Review: Do Bacteria Shape our Development? Crosstalk between Intestinal Microbiota and HPA Axis – C de Weerth – Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews

Corrigendum: Corrigendum to “Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis LKM512 reduces levels of intestinal trimethylamine produced by intestinal microbiota in healthy volunteers: A double-blind, placebo-controlled study” [J. Funct. Food 36 (2017) 94–101] – M Matsumoto – Journal of Functional Foods

 

Animal experiments

Sulfate-reducing bacteria stimulate gut immune responses and contribute to inflammation in experimental colitis – VR Figliuolo – Life Sciences

Dietary pomegranate extract and inulin affect gut microbiome differentially in mice fed an obesogenic diet – S Zhang – Anaerobe

Gut Microbe–Mediated Suppression of Inflammation-Associated Colon Carcinogenesis by Luminal Histamine Production – C Gao – The American Journal of Pathology

Food restriction followed by refeeding with a casein- or whey-based diet differentially affects the gut microbiota of pre-pubertal male rats – M Masarwi – The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry

 

Animal microbiome 

Metarhizium brunneum – an enzootic wireworm disease and evidence for its suppression by bacterial symbionts – T Kabaluk – Journal of Invertebrate Pathology

 

Plant, root and soil microbiome

Biodiversity of soil bacteria exposed to sub-lethal concentrations of phosphonium-based ionic liquids: Effects of toxicity and biodegradation – M Sydow – Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

A metagenomic-based, cross-seasonal picture of fungal consortia associated with Italian soils subjected to different agricultural managements – S Panelli – Fungal Ecology

The importance of plants to development and maintenance of soil structure, microbial communities and ecosystem functions – FM Vezzani – Soil and Tillage Research

Distribution of apple and blackcurrant microbiota in Lithuania and the Czech Republic – I Vepštaitė-Monstavičė – Microbiological Research

 

Built environment 

Ecotoxicological and microbiological assessment of sewage sludge associated with sugarcane bagasse – LRD Sommaggio – Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

 

Food microbiology

Review: Seafood Pathogens and Information on Antimicrobial Resistance: A Review – S Elbashir – Food Microbiology

Microbial diversity on commercial eggs as affected by the production system. A first approach using PGM – C Neira – International Journal of Food Microbiology

 

 

Techniques

To engraft or not to engraft: an ecological framework for gut microbiome modulation with live microbes – J Walter – Current Opinion in Biotechnology

Review: Worms, Bugs and Drugs: C. elegans as a Model for Host-Microbe-Drug Interactions – AP García-González – Current Opinion in Systems Biology

Metagenomic Shotgun Sequencing and Unbiased Metabolomic Profiling Identify Specific Human Gut Microbiota and Metabolites Associated with Immune Checkpoint Therapy Efficacy in Melanoma Patients – AE Frankel – Neoplasia

A comparative study to evaluate natural attenuation, mycoaugmentation, phytoremediation, and microbial-assisted phytoremediation strategies for the bioremediation of an aged PAH-polluted soil – M García-Sánchez – Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Aronia (Aronia melanocarpa) phenolics bioavailability in a combined in vitro digestion/Caco-2 cell model is structure and colon region dependent – J Wu – Journal of Functional Foods

Intermittent Fasting Promotes White Adipose Browning and Decreases Obesity by Shaping the Gut Microbiota – G Li – Cell Metabolism

High-throughput sequencing analysis reveals different Lactobacillus populations that dominate during “Chorizo de León” cured meat making – NM Quijada – Food Microbiology

Whole-genome Comparison of Urinary Pathogenic Escherichia coli and Faecal Isolates of UTI Patients and Healthy Controls – KL Nielsen – International Journal of Medical Microbiology

 

Microbes in the news

Swapping Spit: You Likely Share Your Roommate’s Microbiome, Even Without Kissing – Seeker

Microbiome in Ear May Play Role in Ear Infections – Contagion Live

Human Microbiome Market Size, Status and Forecast To 2025 – Med Gadget

Science spotlight: in-cosmetics Formulation Summit approaching – Cosmetics Design-Europe

JooMo launches new body-wash with skin bacteria tech – Cosmetics Design-Europe

Data from: Microbiome symbionts and diet diversity incur costs on the immune system of insect larvae – DRYAD

Legionella bacteria found in water at Ludlow Community Hospital – BBC News

Researchers take first steps towards development of biosensor for detection of bacteria – News Medical

 

September 16, 2017

Events and jobs

Interim Microbiology Manager – Central Belt – North Lanarkshire, Scotland, UK

 

General microbiome

Haloarchaea: worth exploring for their biotechnological potential – A Singh – Biotechnology Letters

 

Pregnancy and early life

Rotavirus Vaccine Response Correlates with the Infant Gut Microbiota Composition in Pakistan – V Harris – Gut Microbes

 

 

Human gut microbiome

Infections by human gastrointestinal helminths are associated with changes in faecal microbiota diversity and composition – TP Jenkins – PLoS One

 

Animal experiments 

Review: Gut Microbial Influences on the Mammalian Intestinal Stem Cell Niche. – BCE Peck – Stem Cells International

Caloric restriction promotes rapid expansion and long-lasting increase of Lactobacillus in the rat fecal microbiota – C Fraumene – Gut Microbes

SMV1, an extremely stable thermophilic virus platform for nanoparticle trafficking in the mammalian GI tract – KB Uldahl – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Fungal derived 15-keto-prostaglandin E₂ activates host peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPAR-γ) to promote C. neoformans growth during infection. – RJ Evans – bioRxiv

The effect of regular or reduced-fat distillers grains with solubles on rumen methanogenesis and the rumen bacterial community – E Castillo-Lopez – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Role of Microbiota in Strengthening Ocular Mucosal Barrier Function Through Secretory IgA – A Kugadas – IOVS

 

Animal microbiome 

Virome analysis for identification of novel mammalian viruses in bats from Southeast China. – D Hu – Scientific Reports

 

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Long-term no-till: A major driver of fungal communities in dryland wheat cropping systems – D Sharma-Poudyal – PLoS One

Nitrile-Degrading Bacteria Isolated from Compost – R Egelkamp – Frontiers in Environmental Science

Application of compost and clay under water-stressed conditions influences functional diversity of rhizosphere bacteria – BS Mickan – Biology and Fertility of Soils

High-yield production of indole-3-acetic acid by Enterobacter sp. DMKU-RP206, a rice phyllosphere bacterium that possesses plant growth-promoting traits – P Nutaratat – 3 Biotech

Structural and functional variability in root-associated bacterial microbiomes of Cd/Zn hyperaccumulator Sedum alfredii – J Luo – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

 

Water microbiome and extremophile 

Microbial Diversity in a Hypersaline Sulfate Lake: A Terrestrial Analog of Ancient Mars – A Pontefract – Frontiers in Microbiology

Bacterial community in ancient permafrost alluvium at the Mammoth Mountain (Eastern Siberia) – A Brouchkov – Gene

Bacterial, Archaeal, and Eukaryotic Diversity across Distinct Microhabitats in an Acid Mine Drainage – V Mesa – Frontiers in Microbiology

 

 

Techniques

Review: Recent Advances in the Etiopathogenesis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease: The Role of Omics – E Stylianou – Molecular Diagnosis & Therapy 

Formation of functional, non-amyloidogenic fibres by recombinant Bacillus subtilis TasA – E Erskine – bioRxiv

IN VITRO AND IN VIVO CHARACTERISATION OF ISOLATES OF CRYPTOCOCCUS NEOFORMANS CAUSING MENINGITIS IN HIV-INFECTED AND UNINFECTED PATIENTS IN VIETNAM – TT Lam – bioRxiv

Morphological and Transcriptomic analysis reveals the osmoadaptive response of endophytic fungus Aspergillus montevidensis ZYD4 to high salt stress – KH Liu – Frontiers in Microbiology

Multilocus and SSU rRNA gene phylogenetic analyses of available cyanobacterial genomes, and their relation to the current taxonomic system – J Mareš – Hydrobiologia

Analysis of Bacterial Community Composition of Corroded Steel Immersed in Sanya and Xiamen Seawaters in China via Method of Illumina MiSeq Sequencing – X Li – Frontiers in Microbiology

Deep nirS amplicon sequencing of San Francisco Bay sediments enables prediction of geography and environmental conditions from denitrifying community composition – JA Lee – Environmental Microbiology

 

Microbes in the news 

WITH DESIGNER BACTERIA, CROPS COULD ONE DAY FERTILIZE THEMSELVES – Wired

Popular health supplements contaminated with faecal bacteria – Irish Examiner

Omega 3 intake linked to greater gut microbial diversity – Nutra Ingredients

Scientists Just Discovered Organisms That Are Distinct From Any Life Forms Known to Science – Futurism

 

 

September 15, 2017

Events and jobs

 
Assistant or Associate Professor – Microbiology/Infectious Disease, Farmington, US

 
General microbiome

 
Review: Human microbiota in aging and infection: A review – Elisavet Stavropoulou  – Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition

 

Phylogeographic, genomic, and meropenem susceptibility analysis of Burkholderia ubonensis – Erin P. Price – PLOS

 
Pregnancy and early life

 
The relation between cesarean birth and child cognitive development – Cain Polidano – Scientific Reports

 

Simultaneously Monitoring Immune Response and Microbial Infections During Pregnancy through Plasma cfRNA Sequencing – Wenying Pan – Clinical Chemistry

 
Human respiratory microbiome

 
Oral microbiomeTooth Be Told, Genetics Influences Oral Microbiome – Emily R. Davenport – Cell Host & Microbe

 
Host Genetic Control of the Oral Microbiome in Health and Disease – Andres Gomez – Cell Host & Microbe

 

Human nearly-sterile sites 

 

Evaluation of the Bacterial Diversity in the Human Tongue Coating Based on Genus-Specific Primers for 16S rRNA Sequencing – Beili Sun – BioMed Research International

 

Review: Microbiota-Derived Uremic Retention Solutes: Perpetrators of Altered Nonrenal Drug Clearance in Kidney Disease – Alexander J. Prokopienko – Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology

 

Human gut microbiome

 
Microbial metabolites as mimickers of human molecules – Katrina Ray – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology

 
The intestinal microbiota regulates body composition through NFIL3 and the circadian clock – Yuhao Wang – Science

 
The Landscape of Type VI Secretion across Human Gut Microbiomes Reveals Its Role in Community Composition – Adrian J. Verster – Cell Host & Microbe

 
Butyrate-producing bacteria supplemented in vitro to Crohn’s disease patient microbiota increased butyrate production and enhanced intestinal epithelial barrier integrity – Annelies Geirnaert – Scientific Reports

 
Linking Spatial Structure and Community-Level Biotic Interactions through Cooccurrence and Time Series Modeling of the Human Intestinal Microbiota – Eric J. de Muinck –  mSystems
Review: Microbiota and neurodegenerative diseases – Moira Marizzonip – Current Opinion in Neurology

 
Effect of cytomegalovirus and Epstein–Barr virus replication on intestinal mucosal gene expression and microbiome composition of HIV-infected and uninfected individuals – Gianella Sara – AIDS

 
Systematic Review and Meta-analysis: Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for Treatment of Active Ulcerative Colitis – Narula Neeraj – Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

 
Signatures in the gut microbiota of Japanese infants who developed food allergies in early childhood – Masaru Tanaka – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

 
Quantity and source of dietary protein influence metabolite production by gut microbiota and rectal mucosa gene expression: a randomized, parallel, double-blind trial in overweight humans – Martin Beaumont – The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Analysis of Mucosa-Associated Microbiota in Colorectal Cancer – Kehan Xu – Medical Science Monitor

 
Animal experiments 

 
Short-term dietary methionine supplementation affects one-carbon metabolism and DNA methylation in the mouse gut and leads to altered microbiome profiles, barrier function, gene expression and histomorphology – Isabelle R. Miousse – Genes & Nutrition

 
Development of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Is Linked to a Longitudinal Restructuring of the Gut Metagenome in Mice – Thomas Sharpton – mSystems

 
Development of a Stable Lung Microbiome in Healthy Neonatal Mice – Matea Kostric – Microbial Ecology

 

Animal microbiome

 

Seasonal variation in nutrient utilization shapes gut microbiome structure and function in wild giant pandas – Qi Wu  – Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B

 
Plant, root, and soil microbiome

 
Soil microbial community responses to acid exposure and neutralization treatment – Doyun Shin – Journal of Environmental Management

 
Spatial patterns of hypolithic cyanobacterial diversity in Northern Australia –  Keith Christian – Ecology & Evolution

 

Food microbiology

 

Short-Term Intake of a Fructose-, Fat- and Cholesterol-Rich Diet Causes Hepatic Steatosis in Mice: Effect of Antibiotic Treatment – Annette Brandt – Nutrients

 
Overview of craft brewing specificities and potentially associated microbiota – Lindsey Rodhouse – Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition

 

Probiotics / prebiotics
Isolation of probiotic piliated Lactobacillus rhamnosus strains from human faecal microbiota using SpaAantiserum-based colony immunoblotting – Zhen-quan Yang – Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

 

Phages and viruses
CRISPR-based Herd Immunity Limits Phage Epidemics in Bacterial Populations – Pavel Payne – bioRxiv

 
Bioinformatics
A comparison of sequencing platforms and bioinformatics pipelines for compositional analysis of the gut microbiome – Imane Allali – BMC Microbiology

 
Minimizing mixing intensity to improve the performance of rice straw anaerobic digestion via enhanced development of microbe-substrate aggregates – Moonkyung Kim – Bioresource Technology

 
Long term effects of cerium dioxide nanoparticles on the nitrogen removal, micro-environment and community dynamics of a sequencing batch biofilm reactor – Yi Xu – Bioresource Technology

 

Microbes in the news 
NIPGR scientists identify bacteria that can devour fungi

 
Are Genes to Blame for Cavity-causing Bacteria?

 
Microbes on the market (news about biotech companies)

 
Newly Launched CoreBiome Touts Microbiome ‘Profiling’ Services

 
Inventor converts waste plastics to fertilizer, fuel

 
Science, publishing, and career

 
The hundred most-cited publications in microbiota of diabetes research: A bibliometric analysis – Jiaxing Tian – Medicine

September 14, 2017

Events and jobs

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Microbiology  – University of California, Irvine – Last date: December 8th, 2017

MICROBIOLOGY MANAGER – ICDS, County Waterford

 

General microbiome

Thesis: Anti-Staphylococcal Activity of Variovorax paradoxus EPS – P Holt-Torres – CSUSB Scholar Works

The Human Salivary Microbiome Is Shaped by Shared Environment Rather than Genetics: Evidence from a Large Family of Closely Related Individuals – L Shaw – MBio

 

Pregnancy and early life

Mum’s bacteria linked to baby’s behaviour – CM Powell – Nature

Prenatal stress enhances susceptibility to allergic diseases of offspring – M Moustaki – Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Disorders Drug Targets

Dietary intake of fat and fibre according to reference values relates to higher gut microbiota richness in overweight pregnant women – H Röytiö – The British Journal of Nutrition

 

Human respiratory microbiome

Dynamic oropharyngeal and faecal microbiota during treatment in infants hospitalized for bronchiolitis compared with age-matched healthy subjects – Q Hu – Scientific Reports

 

 

Human nearly-sterile sites 

The evolutionary logic of sepsis – L Rózsa – Infection, Genetics and Evolution

 

Human gut microbiome

C. difficile Microbiome Manipulation – J Wick – Infection Prevention

Review: Copy-catting host signalling molecules – A York – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Irritable bowel syndrome in Asia: pathogenesis, natural history, epidemiology and management – KA Gwee – Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Microbial Disruption Indices to Detect Colonization With Multidrug-Resistant Organisms – R Araos – Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology

 

Animal experiments 

High Fat, High Fructose, High Cholesterol Feeding Causes Severe NASH and Cecal Microbiota Dysbiosis in Juvenile Ossabaw Swine – MR Panasevich – American Journal of Physiology

 

Animal microbiome 

Estimating Herd Immunity to Amphibian Chytridiomycosis in Madagascar Based on the Defensive Function of Amphibian Skin Bacteria – MC Bletz – Frontiers in Microbiology

Analysis and comparison of the wolf microbiome under different environmental factors using three different data of Next Generation Sequencing – X Wu – Scientific Reports

Sources of Variation in the Gut Microbial Community of Lycaeides melissa Caterpillars –  S Chaturvedi – Scientific Reports

Brevibacillus laterosporus isolated from the digestive tract of honeybees has high antimicrobial activity and promotes growth and productivity of honeybee’s colonies – JM Khaled – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

 

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Review: The role of soil microorganisms in plant mineral nutrition – current knowledge and future directions – R Jacoby – Frontiers in Plant Science

Redox-mediated quorum sensing in plants – AW Fuller – PLoS One

Rhizospheric fungi and their link with the nitrogen-fixing Frankia harbored in host plant Hippophae rhamnoides L. – X Zhou – Journal of Basic Microbiology

Chapter: Analytical Interpretation of the Beneficial Interaction Between Microorganisms and Grasses – RG Machado – Intechopen

Effect of simultaneous and sequential inoculations of Meloidogyne incognita, Ralstonia solanacearum and Phomopsis vexans on eggplant in sand mix and fly ash mix soil – M Khan – Phytoparasitica

Effect of Soil Amendments on Microbial Resilience Capacity of Acid Soil Under Copper Stress – VC Mounissamy – The Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology

Subtle shifts in microbial communities occur alongside the release of carbon induced by drought and rewetting in contrasting peatland ecosystems – C Potter – Scientific Reports

 

Built environment 

Response of anaerobic membrane bioreactor to the presence of nano-Bi2WO6: reactor performance, supernatant characteristics, and microbial community – L Chen – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

 

 

Bioinformatics

Discovery of numerous novel small genes in the intergenic regions of the Escherichia coli O157:H7 Sakai genome – SM Hücker – PLoS One

 

Techniques

Template Preparation Affects 16S rRNA High-throughput Sequencing Analysis of Phyllosphere Microbial – X Tian – Frontiers in Plant Science

Dissertation: Campylobacter concisus & Inflammatory Bowel Disease: – Insights through cultivation and whole-genome sequencing – KF Kirk – Aalborg Universitetsforlag

Genome Comparison of Pseudomonas fluorescens UM270 with Related Fluorescent Strains Unveils Genes Involved in Rhizosphere Competence and Colonization – JE Hernández-Salmerón – Journal of Genomics

 

Microbes in the news

Researchers discover new, abundant enzyme that helps bacteria infect animals – Science Daily

Weight Loss Success Determined by Two Gut Microbiota Species – Gen Eng News

Dozens of people got diarrhea from puppy poop bacteria – The Verge

Children infected with rare bacteria during surgery at New Orleans hospital – UPI

‘Microbiomes’ may hold key to kids’ ear infections – UPI

CONDUCTING PLASTIC USED IN TOUCHSCREENS COULD HELP FIGHT — OR GROW — BACTERIA – Digital Trends

Why bacteria ‘shapeshift’ in space – CU Boulder Today

Gut Bacteria May Impact Multiple Sclerosis Progression – Genome Web

ARE BACTERIA THE ANSWERS TO ALL OUR SWEATY PROBLEMS? – Electric Runway

September 13,2017

Our midweek digest is a treat for wine drinkers- two studies looking at vineyard microbiomes and news of how Nestlé is moving into microbiome research. Lastly, read about an exciting workflow that makes it easier to map the resistome.

General Microbiome

Microbial communities in placentas from term normal pregnancy exhibit spatially variable profiles.

Parnell LA .Scientific Reports

Human gut microbiome

Host-microbe interaction in the gastrointestinal tract.

Parker A.Environmental Microbiology Report

Gut microbiota composition is associated with polypharmacy in elderly hospitalized patients.

Ticinesi A.Scientific Reports

Microbes in Infant Gut Development: Placing Abundance Within Environmental, Clinical and Growth Parameters.

Obermajer T.Scientific Reports

Animal experiments and microbiome

Gut bacteria from multiple sclerosis patients modulate human T cells and exacerbate symptoms in mouse models.

Cekanaviciute E, PNAS

The microbiota influences cell death and microglial colonization in the perinatal mouse brain.

Castillo-Ruiz A. Brain, Behaviour, and Immunity

Microbial colonization is required for normal neurobehavioral development in zebrafish.

Phelps D,.Scientific Reports

Biotechnology 

Ozone-cathode microbial desalination cell; An innovative option to bioelectricity generation and water desalination.

Gholizadeh A. Chemosphere.

Plant and soil microbiome

Grape microbiome as a reliable and persistent signature of field origin and environmental conditions in Cannonau wine production.

Mezzasalma V. PLoS One.

Is microbial terroir related to geographic distance between vineyards?

Miura T. Environmental Microbiology Reports

Bacteria utilising plant-derived carbon in the rhizosphere of Triticum aestivum change in different depths of an arable soil.

Uksa M. Environmental Microbiology Reports

Mining the Volatilomes of Plant-Associated Microbiota for New Biocontrol Solutions.

Bailly A. Frontiers in Microbiology

More than 2500 years of oil exposure shape sediment microbiomes with the potential for syntrophic degradation of hydrocarbons linked to methanogenesis.

Michas A. Microbiome

Lung Microbiome

Functional characterization of the Mycobacterium abscessus genome coupled with condition specific transcriptomics reveals conserved molecular strategies for host adaptation and persistence.

Miranda-CasoLuengo AA.BMC Genomics

Mechanistic insight into the function of the microbiome in lung diseases.

Ubags NDJ. European Respiratory Journal

Antibiotics

A single early-in-life macrolide course has lasting effects on murine microbial network topology and immunity.

Ruiz VE.Nature Communications

Resistome

The recent emergence in hospitals of multidrug-resistant community-associated sequence type 1 and spa type t127 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus investigated by whole-genome sequencing: Implications for screening.

Earls MR. PLoS One

Rapid resistome mapping using nanopore sequencing.

van der Helm E.Nucleic Acids Research  

Network of microbial and antibiotic interactions drive colonization and infection with multidrug-resistant organisms

Wang J. PNAS

News

Nestlé moves into gut microbiome tests.

News- Nature Biotechnology

Protocol

Shotgun metagenomics, from sampling to analysis.

Quince C,Nature Biotechnology

Erratum 

Erratum to: Diet Versus Phylogeny: a Comparison of Gut Microbiota in Captive Colobine Monkey Species.

Hale VL. Microbial Ecology