April 15, 2019

Today’s Monday morning digest covers reviews on different aspects of human microbiome, interesting articles about effects of early life treatments in rodents and news updates on market prediction of microbiome sequencing and therapeutics.

General microbiome

Current understanding of the human microbiome – Jack A Gilbert – Nature Communications

The Importance of the Microbiome in Bariatric Surgery: a Systematic Review – Josianne C. H. B. M. Luijten – Obesity surgery

A potential role for the gut microbiome in substance use disorders – Katherine R. Meckel – Psychopharmacology

The power of small changes: Comprehensive analyses of microbial dysbiosis in breast cancer – Sheetal Parida -Biochimica et Biophysica Acta

The lung microbiome and transplantation –  Alicia B. Mitchell – Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation

Human gut microbiome

Encrustations on ureteral stents from patients without urinary tract infection reveal distinct urotypes and a low bacterial load – Matthias T. Buhmann – Microbiome

Overuse of anti‐anaerobic drug is associated with poor post‐chemotherapy prognosis of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma – Noriho Lida – International Journal of Cancer

Antibiotic-induced shifts in fecal microbiota density and composition during hematopoietic stem cell transplantation – Sejal Morjaria – BioRxiv

Surveillance-embedded genomic outbreak resolution of methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus in a neonatal intensive care unit – AJH Cremers – BioRxiv

Animal experiments

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

Early life stress induces type 2 diabetes-like features in ageing mice – Hanna Ilchmann-Diounou – Brain, Behavior and Immunity

Early-life vancomycin treatment promotes airway inflammation and impairs microbiome homeostasis – Xin Yang – Aging

Early-life stress, microbiota, and brain development: probiotics reverse the effects of maternal separation on neural circuits underpinning fear expression and extinction in infant rats – Caitlin S.M. Cowan – Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

Commensal Escherichia coli aggravates acute necrotizing pancreatitis through targeting intestinal epithelial cells – Junyuan Zheng – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Host-Microbiome Synergistic Control on Sphingolipid Metabolism by Mechanotransduction in Model Arthritis – Xiaoyuan Zhou – Biomolecules

Plant, root, soil microbiome

Bacterial community diversity associated with the severity of bacterial wilt disease in tomato fields in south-east China – Xuefang Zheng – Canadian Journal of Microbiology

Bacterial disease induced changes in fungal communities of olive tree twigs depend on host genotype – Teresa Gomes – Scientific Reports

Co‐inoculation of Bacillus spp. and Pseudomonas putida at different development stages acts as a biostimulant to promote growth, yield and nutrient uptake of tomato – Yanhui He – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Water microbiome and extremophiles

Extant microbial communities in the partially desiccated Rincon de Parangueo maar crater lake in Mexico – Janet Sánchez-Sánchez – Fems Microbiology Ecology

Novosphingobium meiothermophilum sp. nov., isolated from a hot spring – Wen-Dong Xian – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Built Environment

Impacts of Indoor Surface Finishes on Bacterial Viability – Jinglin Hu – Indoor air

Probiotics

Probiotics: If It Does Not Help It Does Not Do Any Harm. Really? – Aaron Lerner – Microorganisms

Effects of Lactobacillus plantarum PS128 on Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Taiwan: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial – Yen-Wenn Liu – Nutrients

Microbes in the news

Global Human Microbiome Therapeutics Market Outlook 2019-2024: ENTEROME Bioscience, Rebiotix, Seres Therapeutics – NewsPrimo

Caesarean babies slower to acquire ‘good’ gut bacteria: study – PanArmenian Net

Mode of delivery has substantial impact on infants’ health – Business Standard

Newborn’s ‘Microbiome’ Could Give Clues to Weight Later – Doctors Lounge

Microbiome Sequencing Services Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 18% during the forecast period of (2018 – 2023) – Redfield Report

Human Microbiome Market boosting the growth Worldwide – Business Herald

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8 April, 2019

General Microbiome

Coevolutionary dynamics shape the structure of bacteria-phage infection networks. Fortuna MA.Evolution.

High proportions of bacteria are culturable across major biomes. Martiny AC. ISME Journal

The complexity of an optimal vaginal biome. Eschenbach DA. BJOG

The lung microbiome, vitamin D, and the tuberculous granuloma: A balance triangle. Balcells ME. Microbial Pathogenesis

Gut Microbiome

The parasitic worm product ES-62 normalises the gut microbiota bone marrow axis in inflammatory arthritis. Doonan J. Nature Communications

Culture-enriched human gut microbiomes reveal core and accessory resistance genes. Raymond F.Microbiome.

Plant, Soil, Water, and Air Microbiome

Temperature and soil moisture control microbial community composition in an arctic-alpine ecosystem along elevational and micro-topographic gradients.Frindte K. ISME Journal

Root traits and belowground herbivores relate to plant-soil feedback variation among congeners.Wilschut RA. Nature Communications

A Polyphasic Approach for Assessing Eco-System Connectivity Demonstrates that Perturbation Remodels Network Architecture in Soil Microcosms.Stamou GP. Microbial Ecology

Effect of stock density on the microbial community in biofloc water and Pacific white shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) gut microbiota.Deng Y. Applied Microbiology Biotechnology

Rapid and stable microbial community assembly in the headwaters of third-order stream. Teachey ME. Applied Environmental Microbiology

Comparative Metagenomics Reveals Enhanced Nutrient Cycling Potential After Two Years of Biochar Amendment in a Tropical Oxisol. Yu J. Applied Environmental Microbiology

Animal Experiments and Microbiome

Effect of a low protein diet on chicken ceca microbiome and productive performances. De Cesare A. Poultry Science

Impact of a probiotic-based cleaning product on the microbiological profile of broiler litters and chicken caeca microbiota.De Cesare P. Poultry Science

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

The hemolymph microbiome of insects. Blow F. Journal Of Insect Physiology

Musa basjoo regulates the gut microbiota in mice by rebalancing the abundance of probiotic and pathogen. Wei T. Microbial Pathogenesis

Investigating the influence of organic acid marinades, storage temperature and time on the survival/inactivation interface of Salmonella on chicken breast fillets.

Lytou AE. International Journal of Food Microbiology.

April 6, 2019

Highlights: Inferring absolute species concentration in vaginal microbiome, transcriptomics of Arctic Tundra soils, successional traits of prokaryotic communities in Tundra soil, Modulation of plant microbial community by fungal endophyte Epichloë and many more.

General microbiome

Microbial community design: methods, applications, and opportunities –  A Eng – Current Opinion in Biotechnology

Human vaginal microbiome

Comparative genomics of human Lactobacillus crispatus isolates reveals genes for glycosylation and glycogen degradation: implications for in vivo dominance of the vaginal microbiota – Charlotte van der Veer – Microbiome

Complementing 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing with estimates of total bacterial load to infer absolute species concentrations in the vaginal microbiome – Florencia Tettamanti Boshier – bioRxiv

Human gut microbiome

Perturbation of the human gut microbiome by a non-antibiotic drug contributes to the resolution of autoimmune disease – Renuka R Nayak – bioRxiv

Gut microbiota from high-risk men who have sex with men drive immune activation in gnotobiotic mice and in vitro HIV infection – SX Li – PLoS Pathogens

Distinct gut microbiota profile in antiretroviral therapy-treated perinatally HIV-infected patients associated with cardiac and inflammatory biomarkers – L Sessa – AIDS

The relationship between gastric microbiota and gastric disease – S Zhang – Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology

The Gut Microbiome Says NO to microRNA-Mediated Gene Silencing – Z Wei – Biochemistry

Functional diversity and metabolic profile of microbial community of mine soils with different levels of chromium contamination – SK Pradhan – International Journal of Environmental Health Research

16S rRNA/rRNA Gene Ratios and Cell Activity Staining Reveal Consistent Patterns of Microbial Activity in Plant-Associated Soil – AW Bowsher – mSystems

Spatial segregation of the biological soil crust microbiome around its foundational cyanobacterium, Microcoleus vaginatus, and the formation of a nitrogen-fixing cyanosphere – E Couradeau – Microbiome

 

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

A long-term field experiment demonstrates the influence of tillage on the bacterial potential to produce soil structure-stabilizing agents such as exopolysaccharides and lipopolysaccharides – Barbara Cania – Environmental Microbiome

Heritable Epichloë symbiosis shapes fungal but not bacterial communities of plant leaves – Riitta Nissinen – Scientific Reports

Prokaryotic community shifts during soil formation on sands in the tundra zone – Alena Zhelezova – PLoS ONE

The epiphytic microbiota of sour rot-affected grapes differs minimally from that of healthy grapes, indicating causal organisms are already present on healthy berries – Megan E Hall – PLoS ONE

Transcriptomic responses to warming and cooling of an Arctic tundra soil microbiome – Morten Dencker Schostag – bioRxiv

Metatranscriptomic reconstruction reveals RNA viruses with the potential to shape carbon cycling in soil – Evan P. Starr – bioRxiv

Comparison of prokaryotic communities between the fields showing different disinfestation effects by anaerobic soil disinfestation – Chol Gyu Lee – bioRxiv

Long-term urea fertilization alters the composition and increases the abundance of soil ureolytic bacterial communities in an upland soil – R Sun – FEMS Microbial Ecology

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Diversity and shifts of the bacterial community associated with Baikal sponge mass mortalities – Sergei Belikov – PLoS ONE

Temporal covariation of epibacterial community and surface metabolome in the Mediterranean seaweed holobiont Taonia atomaria – B Paix – Environmental Microbiology

Monitoring Microbial Communities in the Marine Environment – Ger van den Engh – Cytometry Part A

Microbes in the news

Evidence for link between ‘leaky gut’ and autoantibody production in HIV-positive patients – Science Daily

Eden Project hosts bacteria filled art exhibition – The Packet

April 1, 2019

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

Urinary microbiome

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

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

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

Vaginal microbiome

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

Skin microbiome

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

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

Gut Microbiome

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

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

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

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

Oral microbiome

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

Animal microbiome

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

Probiotics/Prebiotics

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

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

Phages and viruses

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

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

Soil microbiome

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

Water and extremophile microbiome

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

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

Techniques

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

Bioinformatics

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

March 28, 2019

Today’s digest covers interesting reviews on different aspects of host-microbiome interactions, research articles about how structural variation in gut microbiome affects host health, characterization of a simplified microbial community to study microbial interaction with diet in mice and viral diversity in soil metagenomes. Happy reading!

General microbiome

Review – Microbiome: Our opponents or allies in healthcare and medicine – Horst A von Recum – Experimental Biology and Medicine

Review –  To B12 or not to B12: Five questions on the role of cobalamin in host-microbial interactions – Carol A. Rowley – Plos Pathogens

Review – Can oral bacteria affect the microbiome of the gut? – Ingar Olsen – Journal of Oral Microbiology

Review –  Inter-kingdom signaling between gut microbiota and their host – Qing Li – Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences

Human gut microbiome

Structural variation in the gut microbiome associates with host health – David Zeevi – Nature

Effects of fermentable high fiber diet supplementation on gut derived and conventional nitrogenous product in patients on maintenance hemodialysis: a randomized controlled trial – Hamid Tayebi Khosroshahi – Nutrition and Metabolism

Identification of the microbial diversity after fecal microbiota transplantation therapy for chronic intractable constipation using 16s rRNA amplicon sequencing – Tadashi Ohara – PlosOne

The microbiome and tuberculosis: state of the art, potential applications, and defining the clinical research agenda – Charissa C Naidoo – Lancet Respiratory medicine

Fecal Microbiota Transplantation: An Update on Clinical Practice – Kyeong Ok Kim – Clinical Endoscopy

Aryl hydrocarbon receptor and uremic toxins from gut microbiota in chronic kidney disease patients: Is there a relationship? – Jessyca Brito – Biochemistry

Animal experiments

Bacterial AB5 toxins inhibit the growth of gut bacteria by targeting ganglioside-like glycoconjugates – Robert T. Patry – Nature Communications

Simplified Intestinal Microbiota to Study Microbe-Diet-Host Interactions in a Mouse Model – Petia Kovatcheva-Datchary – Cell Reports

Pomegranate ellagitannin-gut microbial-derived metabolites, urolithins, inhibit neuroinflammation in vitro – Nicholas A. DaSilva – Nutritional Neuroscience

Endogenous Enterobacteriaceae underlie variation in susceptibility to Salmonella infection – Eric M. Velazquez – Nature Microbiology

Plant, root, soil microbiome

Thickness determines microbial community structure and function in nitrifying biofilms via deterministic assembly – Carolina Suarez – Scientific Reports

Untapped viral diversity in global soil metagenomes – Emily B. Graham – BioRxiv

Water microbiome and extremophiles

Fate of antibiotic resistance genes in two Arctic tundra wetlands impacted by municipal wastewater – Jennifer L. Hayward – Science of the Total Environment

Probiotics

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

Non-microbiology picks

Artificial womb technology breaks its four minute mile – Science Daily

March 27, 2019

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

General microbiome

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

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

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

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

Human gut microbiome

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

Human skin microbiome

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

Animal experiments

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

Animal microbiome

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

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Water and extremophile microbiome

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

Built environment

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

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

Probiotics/prebiotics

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

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

Techniques

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

March 21, 2019

Happy Spring! Today’s Digest features a megaphylogeny of mushrooms, new papers about the respiratory microbiome, fecal microbiome and metatranscriptomic analysis from nonhuman primates, and the microbial ecology of snow. Bonus: a pick about the first woman to win the Abel Prize.

General Microbiome
Megaphylogeny resolves global patterns of mushroom evolution – Torda Varga – Nature Ecology and Evolution

Fate of CMY-2-encoding plasmids introduced into the human fecal microbiota by exogenous Escherichia coli – Mehreen Anjum – Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy

Review: The impact of indigenous microbes on Parkinson’s disease – Timothy Sampson – Neurobiology of Disease

Pregnancy and Early Life
Michigan cohorts to determine associations of maternal pre-pregnancy body mass index with pregnancy and infant gastrointestinal microbial communities: Late pregnancy and early infancy – Kameron Y. Sugino – PLOS One

Human Respiratory Microbiome
Bacterial and viral respiratory tract microbiota and host characteristics in children with lower respiratory tract infections: a matched case-control study – Wing Ho Man – The Lancet Respiratory Medicine

The Yin and Yang of Streptococcus Lung Infections in Cystic Fibrosis: A Model for Studying Polymicrobial Interactions – Jessie E. Scott – Journal of Bacteriology

The nasal and oropharyngeal microbiomes of healthy livestock workers – Ashley E. Kates – PLOS One

Human Gut Microbiome
Review: Role of SCFAs in gut microbiome and glycolysis for colorectal cancer therapy – Gang Wang – Journal of Cellular Physiology

Review: Obesity, Motility, Diet, and Intestinal Microbiota—Connecting the Dots – Maya Fayfman – Current Gastroenterology Reports

Review: The gut microbiome and response to immune checkpoint inhibitors: preclinical and clinical strategies – Jun Gong – Clinical and Translational Medicine

The exosome secretion inhibitor neticonazole suppresses intestinal dysbacteriosis-induced tumorigenesis of colorectal cancer – Lei Gu – Investigational New Drugs

Glutamate interactions with obesity, insulin resistance, cognition and gut microbiota composition – María Encarnación Palomo-Buitrago – Acta Diabetologica

Understanding the gut–kidney axis among biopsy-proven diabetic nephropathy, type 2 diabetes mellitus and healthy controls: an analysis of the gut microbiota composition – Sibei Tao – Acta Diabetologica

Identification of the microbial diversity after fecal microbiota transplantation therapy for chronic intractable constipation using 16s rRNA amplicon sequencing – Tadashi Ohara – PLOS One

Animal Experiments
Gut microbiota from infant with Cow’s Milk Allergy promotes clinical and immune features of atopy in a murine model – A. Mauras – Allergy

N-(1-carbamoyl-2-phenylethyl) butyramide reduces antibiotic-induced intestinal injury, innate immune activation and modulates microbiota composition – Adriano Lama – Scientific Reports

Immunosuppression-induced alterations in fish gut microbiota may increase the susceptibility to pathogens – Xiao-Zhou Qi – Fish & Shellfish Immunology

Rifaximin Alters Intestinal Microbiota and Prevents Progression of Ankylosing Spondylitis in Mice – Lianjun Yang – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

Hydroxytyrosol Improves Obesity and Insulin Resistance by Modulating Gut Microbiota in High-Fat Diet-Induced Obese Mice – Zhuoqun Liu – Frontiers in Microbiology

Review: Dietary Fiber and Intestinal Health of Monogastric Animals – Rajesh Jha – Frontiers in Veterinary Science

Circadian disruption and divergent microbiota acquisition under extended photoperiod regimens in chicken – Anne-Sophie Charlotte Hieke – PeerJ

Animal Microbiome
Fecal metatranscriptomics of macaques with idiopathic chronic diarrhea reveals altered mucin degradation and fucose utilization – Samuel T. Westreich – Microbiome

Microbiome Profiles of Ligature-Induced Periodontitis in Nonhuman Primates Across the Lifespan – Sreenatha Kirakodu – Infection and Immunity

Diabetic cats have decreased gut microbial diversity and a lack of butyrate producing bacteria – Ida Nordang Kieler – Scientific Reports

Exploring the bacteriome in anthropophilic ticks: To investigate the vectors for diagnosis – Aránzazu Portillo – PLOS One

Plant, Root, and Soil Microbiome
Microbiota in Non-flooded and Flooded Rice Culms – Hui-Ling Cui – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Microbial community structure in full scale anaerobic mono-and co-digesters treating food waste and animal waste – Taewoan Koo – Bioresource Technology

Variations in pH significantly affect cadmium uptake in grafted muskmelon (Cucumis melo L.) plants and drive the diversity of bacterial communities in a seedling substrate – Jian Zhang – Plant Physiology and Biochemistry

Divergent microbial communities in groundwater and overlying soils exhibit functional redundancy for plant-polysaccharide degradation – Martin Taubert – PLOS One

Microbial diversity and soil physiochemical characteristic of higher altitude – Saurabh Kumar – PLOS One

Water and Extremophile Microbiome
Microbial Ecology of Snow Reveals Taxa-Specific Biogeographical Structure – Shawn P. Brown – Microbial Ecology

Bacterial community in cold and alkaline environments of Hoh Xil basin in Qinghai–Tibet Plateau and isolation of potential sources of microbiota – Rui Xing – Annals of Microbiology

Bacterial communities of the microbial mats of Chokrak sulfide springs – Ekaterina I. Burganskaya – Archives of Microbiology

Dynamics of microbial community in the bioreactor for bisphenol S removal – Wen-Cong Huang – Science of the Total Environment

High-throughput DNA sequencing reveals the dominance of pico- and other filamentous cyanobacteria in an urban freshwater Lake – Hanyan Li – Science of the Total Environment

A novel phenol and ammonia recovery process for coal gasification wastewater altering the bacterial community and increasing pollutants removal in anaerobic/anoxic/aerobic system – Xuefei Gui – Science of the Total Environment

Built Environment
Biodeterioration of mortar coating in historical buildings: Microclimatic characterization, material, and fungal community – Fernanda L. Guerra – Building and Environment

A different suite: The assemblage of distinct fungal communities in water-damaged units of a poorly-maintained public housing building – Iman A. Sylvain – PLOS One

Microbes in Space
Subsurface Microbial Habitats in an Extreme Desert Mars-Analog Environment – Kimberley A. Warren-Rhodes – Frontiers in Microbiology

Food Microbiology
Microbiome patterns reveal the transmission of pathogenic bacteria in hilsa fish (Tenualosa ilisha) marketed for human consumption in Bangladesh – Md Javed Foysal – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Impact of turning, pod storage and fermentation time on microbial ecology and volatile composition of cocoa beans – Yasmine Hamdouche – Food Research International

Probiotic potential of a Lactobacillus rhamnosus cheese isolate and its effect on the fecal microbiota of healthy volunteers – Joaquin Bautista-Gallego – Food Research International

Dynamics of biogenic amines and bacterial communities in a Thai fermented pork product Nham – Pannita Santiyanont – Food Research International

Probiotics/Prebiotics
16S rRNA gene profiling and genome reconstruction reveal community metabolic interactions and prebiotic potential of medicinal herbs used in neurodegenerative disease and as nootropics – Christine Tara Peterson – PLOS One

Phages and Viruses
Review: Phage therapy: What factors shape phage pharmacokinetics and bioavailability? Systematic and critical review – Krystyna Dąbrowska – Medicinal Research Reviews

Bioinformatics
MetaPheno: A Critical Evaluation of Deep Learning and Machine Learning in Metagenome-Based Disease Prediction – Nathan LaPierre – Methods

Assessing alignment-based taxonomic classification of ancient microbial DNA – Raphael Eisenhofer – PeerJ

Techniques
A comparison of storage methods for gut microbiome studies in teleosts: Insights from rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) – Mathis Hildonen – Journal of Microbiological Methods

Alyson’s Non-Microbiology Picks
Soap-bubble pioneer is first woman to win prestigious maths prize

Girls who share a womb with boys tend to make less money than those with twin sisters