March 15, 2017

Today’s digest is full of environmental, soil/plant/root, and water related studies among a few gut microbiome studies and some opinion pieces.

Events and jobs

Event: Gut Feeling – How bacteria influence our wellbeing – EMBL-EBI – 21-May-2017

Event: Meeting of the Microbiome Minds – Colorado State University

General microbiome

Opinion: The study of microbiota needs both microbiologists and medical doctors – Didier Raoult – CMI

Pregnancy and early life

Review: Distinct Roles of Cervical Epithelia and Stroma in Pregnancy and Parturition – Shanmugasundaram Nallasamy – Seminars in Reproductive Medicine (Thieme)

The shape of the microbiome in early life – Erika von Mutius – Nature Medicine

Multi-site human microbiome

Examination of Host Phenotypes in Gambusia affinis Following Antibiotic Treatment – Jeanette M. Carlson – J. Vis. Exp.

Human respiratory microbiome

Strong incidence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa on bacterial rrs and ITS genetic structures of cystic fibrosis sputa – Laurence Pages-Monteiro – PLOS One

Human skin microbiome

Review: Cutaneous wound biofilm and the potential for electrical stimulation in management of the microbiome – Mohammed Ashrafi – Future Microbiology

Human vaginal microbiome

Vaginal Microbiome and Its Relationship to Behavior, Sexual Health, an Sexually Transmitted Diseases – Felicia M. Lewis – Obstetrics & Gynecology

Women view key sexual behaviours as the trigger for the onset and recurrence of bacterial vaginosis – Jade E. Bilardi – PLOS One

Human oral microbiome

Clustering of Subgingival Microbiota Reveals Microbial Disease Ecotypes Associated with Clinical Stages of Periodontitis in a Cross-Sectional Study – Sebastien Boutin – Frontiers in Microbiology

Human gut microbiome

*The altered gut microbiota in adults with cystic fibrosis – D.G. Burke – BMC Microbiology

Consumption of a diet rich in Brassica vegetables is associated with a reduced abundance of sulphate-reducing bacteria: a randomised crossover study – Lee Kellingray – Molecular Nutrition & Food Research

Gastric Acid Suppression Is Associated with an Increased Risk of Adverse Outcomes in Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Shah R – Digestion

NLRP12 attenuates colon inflammation by maintaining colonic microbial diversity and promoting protective commensal bacterial growth – Liang Chen – Nature Immunology

Gut microbiome diversity and high fibre intake are related to lower long term weight gain – Menni C – International Journal of Obesity

We are not alone: a case for the human microbiome in extra intestinal diseases – S. Shivaji – Gut Pathogens

The intestinal microenvironment in sepsis – Katherine T Fay – BBA – Molecular Basis of Disease

The Gut Microbiome and Its Role in Cardiovascular Diseases – W. H. Wilson Tang – Circulation

Animal experiments (mouse/rat experiments, chickens/pigs on different diets)

Mechanisms and effects of arsanilic acid on antibiotic resistance genes and microbial communities during pig manure digestion – Wei Sun – Bioresource Technology

Dietary Broccoli Alters Rat Cecal Microbiota to Improve Glucoraphanin Hydrolysis to Bioactive Isothiocyanates – Xiaoji Liu – Nutrients

Sorghum and wheat differentially affect caecal microbiota and associated performance characteristics of meat chickens – Eduardo Crisol-Martinez – PeerJ

Microbiome and metabolome modifying effects of several cardiovascular disease interventions in apo-E−/− mice – Paul M. Ryan – Microbiome

Infection with diverse immune-modulating poxviruses elicits different compositional shifts in the mouse gut microbiome – Daniel Aguirre de Cárcer – PLOS One

Animal microbiome (for animals in the wild)

Diverse bacterial communities exist on canine skin and are impacted by cohabitation and time – Sheila Torres – PeerJ

Fine Flounder (Paralichthys adspersus) Microbiome Showed Important Differences between Wild and Reared Specimens – Carolina Ramirez – Frontiers in Microbiology

Use of signature-tagged mutagenesis to identify genes associated with colonization of sheep by E. coli O157:H7 – Nancy A. Cornick – Veterinary Microbiology

The oral microbiota of domestic cats harbors a wide variety of Staphylococcus species with zoonotic potential – Ciro Cesar Rossi – Veterinary Microbiology

The bovine paranasal sinuses: Bacterial flora, epithelial expression of nitric oxide and potential role in the in-herd persistence of respiratory disease pathogens – Gerard M. Murray – PLOS One

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Analysis of microbiota involved in the aged natural fermentation of indigo – Takahiro Okamoto – World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Microbial solvent formation revisited by comparative genome analysis – Anja Poehlein – Biotechnology for Biofuels

Exposure to dairy manure leads to greater antibiotic resistance and increased mass-specific respiration in soil microbial communities – Wepking, C – Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Science

Legal immigrants: invasion of alien microbial communities during winter occurring desert dust storms – Tobias Weil – Microbiome

Characterization of microbial communities during start-up of integrated fixed-film activated sludge (IFAS) systems for the treatment of oil sands process-affected water (OSPW) – Chunkai Huang – Biochemical Engineering Journal

Effects of experimental addition of nitrogen and phosphorus on microbial and metazoan communities in a peatbog – Tomasz Mieczan – European Journal of Protistology

The potential of native species as bioenergy crops on trace-element contaminated Mediterranean lands – Dominquez MT – Sci Total Environment

Linking the Belowground Microbial Composition, Diversity and Activity to Soilborne Disease Suppression and Growth Promotion of Tomato Amended with Biochar – Jaiswal AK – Scientific Reports

Growth and 137Cs uptake and accumulation among 56 Japanese cultivars of Brassica rapa, Brassica juncea and Brassica napus grown in a contaminated field in Fukushima: Effect of inoculation with a Bacillus pumilus strain – Salem Djedidi – Journal of Environmental Radioactivity

Antibiotic mixture effects on growth of the leaf-shredding stream detritivore Gammarus fossarum – Mirco Bundschuh – Ecotoxicology

Microbial community changes during different empty bed residence times and operational fluctuations in an air diffusion reactor for odor abatement – Elisa Rodriguez – Science of the Total Environment

Response of indigenously developed bacterial consortia in progressive degradation of polyvinyl chloride – Mohammad S Anwar – Protoplasma

Water and extremophile microbiome (sea, rivers, lakes, glaciers, permafrost, high-salt)

Conference: Effects of simulated deep-sea mining impacts on microbial communities and functions in the DISCOL experimental area – Vonnahme, T – EU FP7 MIDAS final meeting,

Effects of residual organics in municipal wastewater on hydrogenotrophic denitrifying microbial communities – Wei Xing – Journal of Environmental Sciences

PrePrint: Plasmid DNA analysis of pristine groundwater microbial communities reveal extensive2 presence of metal resistance genes – Ankita Kothari – bioRxiv

Climate, soil and plant functional types as drivers of global fine-root trait variation – Gregoire T. Freschet – Journal of Ecology

Winter ecology of a subalpine grassland: Effects of snow removal on soil respiration, microbial structure and function – Konstantin Gavazov – Science of the Total Environment

Deterministic influences exceed dispersal effects on hydrologically-connected microbiomes – Emily B. Graham – Environmental Microbiology

Review: Microbiome involved in microbial electrochemical systems (MESs): A review – Saratale RG – Chemosphere

Chapter Four – Polar Marine Microorganisms and Climate Change – C. Verde – Advances in Microbial Physiology

The patterns of bacterial community and relationships between sulfate-reducing bacteria and hydrochemistry in sulfate-polluted groundwater of Baogang rare earth tailings – Xinli An – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Characterization of bacterial community associated with phytoplankton bloom in a eutrophic lake in South Norway using 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequence analysis – Niranjan Nitin Parulekar – PLOS One

Food microbiology

Editorial: Inner Workings: Fermented foods offer up a versatile microbial model system – Alla Katsnelson – PNAS

Probiotics / prebiotics

News article: IBS cure? Probiotics could REDUCE irritable bowel syndrome symptoms AND stress – Olivia Lerche – express.co.uk

 Bioinformatics

Applied Metagenomics for Biofuel Development and Environmental Sustainability – Antonio Djalma Nunes Ferraz Junior – Advances of Basic Science for Second Generation Bioethanol from Sugarcane

DEMOGRAPHICS INDUCE EXTINCTION OF DISEASE IN AN SIS MODEL BASED ON CONDITIONAL MARKOV CHAIN – XIAOFENG LUO – Journal of Biological Systems

Inferring interactions in complex microbial communities from nucleotide sequence data and environmental parameters – Yu Shang – PLOS One

Techniques

Comparative analysis of microbial communities during enrichment and isolation of DDT-degrading bacteria by culture-dependent and -independent methods – Beibei Wang – Science of The Total Environment

*How to know the fungi: combining field inventories and DNA-barcoding to document fungal diversity – Camille Truong – New Phytologist

Sampling Strategies for Three-Dimensional Spatial Community Structures in IBD Microbiota Research – Shaocun Zhang – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

Microbial profiling of cpn60 universal target sequences in artificial mixtures of vaginal bacteria sampled by nylon swabs or self-sampling devices under different storage conditions – John J. Schellenberg – Journal of Microbiological Methods

Ed’s non-microbiology picks (news articles)

First Time Ever: Gene Therapy Reverses Sickle Cell Disease

Earth’s oceans are warming 13% faster than thought, and accelerating

MIT researchers create new form of matter

Gene therapy treats muscle-wasting disease in dogs

World’s oldest plant fossil discovered by student pushes evolution of complex life back 400 million years

 

March 11, 2017

General microbiome

Intestinal dysbiosis in preterm infants preceding necrotizing enterocolitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis – M Pammi – Microbiome

Is the 25 year hepatitis C marathon coming to an end to declare victory? – Khulood T Ahmed – bioRxiv

Natural antimicrobial peptide complexes in the fighting of antibiotic resistant biofilms: Calliphora vicina medicinal maggots – N Gordya – PLoS One

Complement inhibition by Sarcoptes scabiei protects Streptococcus pyogenes – An in vitro study to unravel the molecular mechanisms behind the poorly understood predilection of S. pyogenes to infect mite-induced skin lesions – PM Swe – PLoS Neglected Tropical Disease

CD40-signalling abrogates induction of RORγt+ Treg cells by intestinal CD103+ DCs and causes fatal colitis – C Barthels – Nature Communications

Antioxidant Supplements and Gastrointestinal Diseases: A Critical Appraisal – I Khan – Medical Principles and Practice

 

Human skin microbiome

Prenatal antibiotics and atopic dermatitis among 18-month old children in the Danish National Birth Cohort – S Timm – Clinical and Experimental Allergy

 

Human vaginal microbiome

*Review: Vaginal Microbiome and Its Relationship to Behavior, Sexual Health, and Sexually Transmitted Diseases – FM Lewis – Obstetrics and Gynecology

 

Human gut microbiome

*Review: Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth and Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Bridge between Functional Organic Dichotomy – UC Ghoshal – Gut and Liver

Beyond Digestion: The Pancreas Shapes Intestinal Microbiota and Immunity – H Tilg – Cell Metabolism

Melatonin prevents obesity through modulation of gut microbiota in mice – P Xu – Journal of Pineal Research

 

Animal microbiome

Dynamic changes of the respiratory microbiota and its relationship to fecal and blood microbiota in healthy young cats – Vientós-Plotts AI – PLoS One

A gut reaction: The combined influence of exercise and diet on gastrointestinal microbiota in rats – R Batacan – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Parasitism perturbs the mucosal microbiome of Atlantic Salmon – MS Llewellyn – Scientific Reports

Probiotic efficiency of Bacillus sp. in Labeo rohita challenged by Aeromonas hydrophila: assessment of stress profile, haemato-biochemical parameters and immune responses – A Nandi – Aquaculture Research

 

Plant, root and soil microbiome

Simplified and representative bacterial community of maize roots – B Niu – PNAS

Impact of three different fungicides on fungal epi- and endophytic communities of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) and broad bean (Vicia faba) – R Prior – Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part B

Thermophilic microorganisms in arable land around medieval archaeological sites in Northern Caucasus, Russia: Novel evidence of past manuring practices – E Chernysheva – Geoarchaeology

 

Water and Extremophiles

In situ electrochemical enrichment and isolation of a magnetite-reducing bacterium from a high pH serpentinizing spring – AR Rowe – Environmental Microbiology

Niche specialization of bacteria in permanently ice-covered lakes of the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica – M Kwon – Environmental Microbiology

 

Transcriptomics and Proteomics

A Comprehensive Assessment of the Genetic Determinants in Salmonella Typhimurium for Resistance to Hydrogen Peroxide – Sardar Karash – bioRxiv

 

Techniques

Isolation and concentration of bacteria from blood using microfluidic membraneless dialysis and dielectrophoresis – L D’Amico – Lab on a Chip

A fast small-sample kernel independence test for microbiome community-level association analysis – X Zhan – Biometrics

 

More microbes

Integrative Physiology: At the Crossroads of Nutrition, Microbiota, Animal Physiology, and Human Health – Leulier F – Cell Metabolism

Phage therapy is highly effective against chronic lung infections with Pseudomonas aeruginosa – EM Waters – Thorax

*Review: Recent advances in genetic modification systems for Actinobacteria – Yu Deng – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Meibomian gland disease and the microbiotome: is it time for ocular probiotics? – S Watson – Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology

*ReviewInfection in Organ Transplantation – JA Fishman – American Journal of Transplantation

Azole resistance in Candida albicans from animals: Highlights on efflux pump activity and gene overexpression – MFG Rocha – Mycoses

The Synonymy of the Toxic Dinoflagellates Prorocentrum mexicanum and P. rhathymum and the Description of P. steidingerae sp. nov. (Prorocentrales, Dinophyceae) – F Gomez – Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology

Gut microbiota analysis in rats with methamphetamine-induced conditioned place preference – T Ning – bioRxiv

 

Microbes in news

What is Metagenomics? – Y Smith – News Medical

UCC researchers discover weapon to fight antibiotic resistance – D Ahlstrom – The Irish Times

Community gets an eye-opening lesson in human microbiome and our western lifestyle – C MacDonald – UToday

Microbiome Research Symposia Review: Microbiome and Diseases – J Phelan – Taconic Biosciences

Q&A with Zeus Capital’s Dr Gary Waanders: Live Biotherapeutics & 4D Pharma PLC (LON:DDDD) – A Stone – Directors Talk Interviews

Do You Have the Guts to Perform? Microbial Balance, the Brain and Athletic Performance – SJ Hewlings – Natural Products Insider

New probiotics meant to balance microbial, fungal communities in gut – H Schultz – NUTRAingredients

Google Leads $51M Investment in Startup Tackling Drug-Resistant Bacteria – R Bushey – R & D

Your bacteria-ridden makeup could be the reason you keep getting sick – A Mulvaney – Independent

March 10, 2017

Ancient microbial DNA in Neanderthal dental calculus; the role of fungus in inflammatory bowel disease; symbiotic bacteria in the Hawaiian bobtail squid reproductive system; and a colorimetric/electrochemical device for detection of food and waterborne bacteria.

Events and jobs
Microbiology/Immunology Faculty – West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine – Lewisburg, West Virginia

Pregnancy and early life
Association of Maternal Gestational Weight Gain With the Infant Fecal Microbiota – Alyssa Robinson – Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

Review: Intestinal dysbiosis in preterm infants preceding necrotizing enterocolitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis – Mohan Pammi – Microbiome

Human oral microbiome
New approach for studying mobile genes using metagenomic analysis – K. Ishihara – Oral Diseases

Neanderthal behaviour, diet, and disease inferred from ancient DNA in dental calculus – Laura S. Weyrich – Nature

In the News: Prehistoric ‘Aspirin’ Found in Sick Neanderthal’s Teeth – National Geographic

Human skin microbiome
Using Shotgun Metagenomics to Examine the Use of Hand Microbiome as a Forensic Tool – Ning Chin – ProQuest Dissertations Publishing

Human vaginal microbiome
Review: The role of the vaginal microbiome in gynecological cancer: a review – Champer M. – BJOG

Human gut microbiome
A translational investigation into the role of dietary fatty acids in modulating endotoxemia and associated inflammation – Joshua Mark Lyte – ProQuest Dissertations Publishing

Orai1-Mediated Antimicrobial Secretion from Pancreatic Acini Shapes the Gut Microbiome and Regulates Gut Innate Immunity – Malini Ahuja – Cell Metabolism

Beyond Digestion: The Pancreas Shapes Intestinal Microbiota and Immunity – Herbert Tilg – Cell Metabolism

Low-dose penicillin exposure in early life decreases Th17 and the susceptibility to DSS colitis in mice through gut microbiota modification – Shuang Jin – Scientific Reports

Gut microbiota modulation of chemotherapy efficacy and toxicity – James. L. Alexander – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology

CD40-signalling abrogates induction of RORγt+ Treg cells by intestinal CD103+ DCs and causes fatal colitis – Christian Barthels – Nature Communications

Faecal microbiota transplantation in clinical practice – E M Terveer – Gut

Distinct Microbiome-Neuroimmune Signatures Correlate With Functional Abdominal Pain in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder – Ruth Ann Luna – Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Animal experiments
A gut reaction: The combined influence of exercise and diet on gastrointestinal microbiota in rats – Romeo Batacan – Journal of Applied Microbiology

A member of the gut mycobiota modulates host purine metabolism exacerbating colitis in mice – Chiaro TR – Science Translational Medicine

Animal microbiome
Diurnal dynamics of gaseous and dissolved metabolites and microbiota composition in the bovine rumen – Henk J. Van Lingen – Frontiers in Microbiology

Symbiotic bacteria associated with a bobtail squid reproductive system are detectable in the environment, and stable in the host and developing eggs – Allison H. Kerwin – Environmental Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome
Arsenic Transport in Rice and Biological Solutions to Reduce Arsenic Risk from Rice – Yanshan Chen – Frontiers in Plant Science

Pseudomonas fluorescens Transportome is Linked to Strain-Specific Plant Growth Promotion in Aspen Seedlings Under Nutrient Stress – Shalaka Shinde – Frontiers in Plant Science

Short-term exposure of paddy soil microbial communities to salt stress triggers different transcriptional responses of key taxonomic groups – Jingjing Peng – Frontiers in Microbiology

Fertilization of Phaseolus vulgaris with the Tunisian rock phosphate affects richness and structure of rhizosphere bacterial communities – Darin Trabelsi – Applied Soil Ecology

Bioprospecting plant-associated microbiomes – Christina A. Muller – Journal of Biotechnology

Water and extremophile microbiome
Isolation and identification of indigenous prokaryotic bacteria from arsenic-contaminated water resources and their impact on arsenic transformation – MA Jebelli – Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Performance and kinetics of membrane and hybrid moving bed biofilm-membrane bioreactors treating salinity wastewater – Alejandro Rodriguez-Sanchez – AlChE Journal

Metabolomics
Technological development of high-performance MALDI mass spectrometry imaging for the study of metabolic biology – Adam D. Feenstra – ProQuest Dissertations Publishing

Food microbiology
The Biodiversity of the Microbiota Producing Heat-Resistant Enzymes Responsible for Spoilage in Processed Bovine Milk and Dairy Products – Solimar G. Machado – Frontiers in Microbiology

Culturable microorganisms during fermentation of Veltlínske zelené (Grüner Veltliner) ice wine – K. Ženišová – Journal of Food and Nutrition Research

Metabolomics for empirical delineation of the traditional Korean fermented foods and beverages – Digar Singh – Trends in Food Science & Technology

Probiotics/prebiotics
Case Study: Integrate genome-based assessment of safety for probiotic strains: Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086 as a case study – Elisa Salvetti – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Techniques
Colorimetric and Electrochemical Bacteria Detection Using Printed Paper- and Transparency-Based Analytic Devices – Jaclyn A. Adkins – Analytical Chemistry

Microbes in the news
Exciting Microbe Research? Temper That Giddy Feeling in Your Gut – The New York Times

Garrett’s non-microbiology picks
‘Plan bee’ drone artificially pollinates flowers on behalf of bees – Design Boom

March 9, 2017

A variety of reviews about the oral microbiome and periodontal disease, a perspective piece on secondary metabolites mediating symbiotic interactions in the new Nature Reviews Chemistry journal, Akkermansia muciniphila’s involvement in host immune homeostasis, new insight into how raindrops disperse bacteria from soil into the air.

General microbiome

* Perspective: Hijacking exogenous signals to generate new secondary metabolites during symbiotic interactions – Rurun Wang – Nature Reviews Chemistry

Cooperation of Gastric Mononuclear Phagocytes with Helicobacter pylori during Colonization – Monica Viladomiu – Journal of Immunology

Human respiratory microbiome

Longitudinal sampling of the lung microbiota in individuals with cystic fibrosis – Fiona J. Whelan – PLoS ONE

Human oral microbiome

Review: Role of microbial communities in the pathogenesis of periodontal diseases and caries – Alex Mira – Journal of Clinical Periodontology

Review: Dental biofilm: ecological interactions in health and disease – P. D. Marsh – Journal of Clinical Periodontology

Review: The oral cavity microbiota: between health, oral disease and cancers of the aerodigestive tract – Pierre Le Bars – Canadian Journal of Microbiology

A new mathematical model of bacterial interactions in two-species oral biofilms – Bénédicte Martin – PLoS ONE

Human urinary microbiome

Alterations of Urinary Microbiota in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus with Hypertension and/or Hyperlipidemia – Fengping Liu – Frontiers in Physiology

Human gut microbiome

Impact of Bariatric Surgery on Metabolic and Gut Microbiota Profile: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis – Dimitrios E. Magouliotis – Obesity Surgery

Commensal gut bacteria modulate phosphorylation-dependent PPARγ transcriptional activity in human intestinal epithelial cells – Malgorzata Nepelska – Scientific Reports

* Pili-like proteins of Akkermansia muciniphila modulate host immune responses and gut barrier function – Noora Ottman – PLoS ONE

Altered intestinal microbiota in patients with chronic pancreatitis: implications in diabetes and metabolic abnormalities – Sai Manasa Jandhyala – Scientific Reports

Disease-Associated Changes in Bile Acid Profiles and Links to Altered Gut Microbiota – Susan A. Joyce – Digestive Diseases

One-year calorie restriction impacts gut microbial composition but not its metabolic performance in obese adolescents – Alicia Ruiz – Environmental Microbiology

Dysbiosis of Gut Microbiota Associated with Clinical Parameters in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome – Rui Liu – Frontiers in Microbiology

Animal experiments

Bifidobacterium breve with α-linolenic acid alters the composition, distribution and transcription factor activity associated with metabolism and absorption of fat – Elaine Patterson – Scientific Reports

Exploring gastric bacterial community in young pigs – Vincenzo Motta – PLoS ONE

Animal microbiome

Parasitism perturbs the mucosal microbiome of Atlantic Salmon – M. S. Llewellyn – Scientific Reports

The microbiome composition of Aedes aegypti is not critical for Wolbachia-mediated inhibition of dengue virus – Michelle D. Audsley – PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases

Endosymbiotic calcifying bacteria across sponge species and oceans – Leire Garate – Scientific Reports

Bacterial communities associated with Shinkaia crosnieri from the Iheya North, Okinawa Trough: Microbial diversity and metabolic potentials – Jian Zhang – Journal of Marine Systems

Diet affects arctic ground squirrel gut microbial metatranscriptome independent of community structure – Jasmine J. Hatton – Environmental Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Microbial Communities as Environmental Indicators of Ecological Disturbance in Restored Carbonate Fen-Results of 10 Years of Studies – Tomasz Mieczan – Microbial Ecology

Rhizospheric microbial community of Caesalpinia spinosa (Mol.) Kuntze in conserved and deforested zones of the Atiquipa fog forest in Peru – Irene Cordero – Applied Soil Ecology

Abundance and diversity of ammonia-oxidizing archaea and bacteria in the rhizosphere soil of three plants in the Ebinur Lake wetland – Yuan He – Canadian Journal of Microbiology

Alphaproteobacteria fix nitrogen in a Sphagnum-dominated peat bog using molybdenum-dependent nitrogenase – Melissa J. Warren – bioRxiv

Water and extremophile microbiome

Quantifying the importance of the rare biosphere for microbial community response to organic pollutants in a freshwater ecosystem – Yuanqi Wang – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Comparison of Prokaryotic Diversity in Cold, Oligotrophic Remote Lakes of Chilean Patagonia – Paulina Aguayo – Current Microbiology

Plasmid DNA analysis of pristine groundwater microbial communities reveal extensive presence of metal resistance genes – Ankita Kothari – bioRxiv

Food microbiology

Characterization of microbial population of breba and main crops (Ficus carica) during cold storage: Influence of passive modified atmospheres (MAP) and antimicrobial extract application – María del Carmen Villalobos – Food Microbiology

Genetic diversity, safety and technological characterization of lactic acid bacteria isolated from artisanal Pico cheese – M. F. P. Domingos-Lopes – Food Microbiology

Probiotics/prebiotics

A proliferative probiotic Bifidobacterium strain in the gut ameliorates progression of metabolic disorders via microbiota modulation and acetate elevation – Ryo Aoki – Scientific Reports

More microbes

* Bioaerosol generation by raindrops on soil – Young Soo Joung – Nature Communications

Cooperation in carbon source degradation shapes spatial self-organization of microbial consortia on hydrated surfaces – Robin Tecon – Scientific Reports

Microbes in the news

The ‘Dark Matter’ of the Microbial World – Sarah Zhang – The Atlantic

Scientists Make Art From Objects Invisible to the Naked Eye – Marissa Fessenden – Smithsonian

March 7, 2017

Events and jobs

Professor Of Microbiology – University of Western Australia – Last date: Friday, May 12, 2017

 

General microbiome

Biofilms: Microbial Cities Wherein Flow Shapes Competition – Su Chuen Chew – Trends in Microbiology

*ReviewCritical Streptococcus suis Virulence Factors: Are They All Really Critical? – Mariela Segura – Trends in Microbiology

*Review: Collective Infectious Units in Viruses – Rafael Sanjuán – Trends in Microbiology

*Review: KSHV microRNAs: Tricks of the Devil – Jie Qin – Trends in Microbiology

Significant disparities in allergy prevalence and microbiota between the young people in Finnish and Russian Karelia – Lasse Ruokolainen – Clinical & Experimental Allergy

 

Human oral microbiome

Chemotherapeutic decontamination of dental implants colonized by mature multispecies oral biofilm – Sebastien Dostie – Journal of Clinical Periodontology

 

Human vaginal microbiome

The presence of vaginal Lactobacillus species does not contribute to a measureable difference in amniotic fluid lactate levels collected from the vaginal tract of laboring women – Beverley Hall – AOGS

 

Animal microbiome

Effects of Pediococcus pentosaceus supplementation on growth performance, intestinal microflora and disease resistance of white shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei – M. Adel – Aquaculture Nutrition

 

Plant, root and soil microbiome

Effects of the Inoculant Strain Pseudomonas sp. SPN31 nah + and of 2-Methylnaphthalene Contamination on the Rhizosphere and Endosphere Bacterial Communities of Halimione portulacoides – V Oliveira – Current Microbiology

Microbial-enhanced lindane removal by sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum) in doped soil-applications in phytoremediation and bioaugmentation. – J A Salam – Journal of Environmental Management

Immobilization remediation of Cd-polluted soil with different water condition – J Li – Journal of Environmental Management

Disentangling above- and below-ground facilitation drivers in arid environments: the role of soil microorganisms, soil properties and microhabitat – Yudi M Lozano – New Phytologist

A long-term study of burning effects on a plant pathogen in tallgrass prairie – S. P. Dendy – Plant Pathology

 

Water and extremophile microbiome

Temperature–nutrient interactions exacerbate sensitivity to warming in phytoplankton – Mridul K. Thomas – Global Change Biology

 

Metagenomics and Bioinformatics

Omics for Understanding the Gut-Liver-Microbiome Axis and Precision Medicine – Jag Khalsa – Clinical Pharmacology in Drug Development

 

Techniques

Drug–Drug Interactions and Diagnostics for Drug Users With HIV and HIV/HCV Coinfections: Introduction – Jag H. Khalsa – Clinical Pharmacology in Drug Development

 

More Microbes

Influence of key physicochemical and hydrodynamic specifications of three packing materials on both performance and bacterial community structure of gas-biofilters – Luc Malhautier – Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology

Metabolic coupling in bacteria – Shraddha Shitut – bioRxiv

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

 

Microbes in news

Parkinson’s Linked to Changes in Gut Bacteria – T Pedersen – Psych Central

3.77 billion year old bacteria fossil may be Earth’s oldest, scientists say – J Leone – Journal-News

Bacterial vaginosis: A common health concern women must not take lightly – S Kantengwa – The New Times

This Drugstore Face Cream Is A Game Changer For People With Dry Skin – L Lebsack – Refinery29

UT researchers take new approach in cholera prevention – C Deangelis – The Blade

Bacteriophages Offer Potential for Helping Reduce Dependence on In-Feed Antibiotics – The Pig Site

Exciting Microbe Research? Temper That Giddy Feeling in Your Gut – AE Carroll – The Upshot

Human Microbiome Market Worth 899.1 Million USD by 2025 – PRNewswire

Native Squid Used in Research of Environment and Human Health – Maui Now

March 5, 2017

Here are few interesting articles for your Sunday morning edition. Canadian bacteria-like fossils may be the oldest evidence of life yet.  Black carbon, one of the main components of air pollution,  is reported to drastically change the development of bacterial biofilms and key aspects of bacterial colonization and survival.  A novel organ culture system described for the mouse intestine shows that the nervous system influences the microbiome/immune system crosstalk.  And the power of alternative assays for discovery: Deep sequencing of cell-free DNA from a large patient cohort revealed previously unknown and highly prevalent microbial and viral diversity in humans.

Pregnancy and early life

Prediction of complicated disease course for children newly diagnosed with Crohn’s disease: a multicenter inception cohort study – Subra Kugathasan – The Lancet

Multi-site human microbiome

Humans are colonized by many uncharacterized and highly divergent microbes -Mark A. Kowarsky -bioRxiv

Human respiratory microbiome

Air pollution alters Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pneumonia biofilms, antibiotic tolerance and colonization – Shane J. K. Hussey – Journal of Environmental Microbiology

Human vaginal microbiome

The global health impact of vaginal dysbiosis – Janneke H.H.M. van de Wijgert – Research in Microbiology

Human gut microbiome

An Intestinal Organ Culture System Uncovers a Role for the Nervous System in Microbe-Immune Crosstalk – Nissan Yissachar – Cell

Animal microbiome

Genetic and functional analysis of the bovine uterine microbiota. Part I: Metritis versus healthy cows, Part II: Purulent vaginal discharge versus healthy cows – M.L.S. Bicalho – The journal of Dairy Science

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Review: Soil-Plant-Microbe Interactions in Stressed Agriculture Management– Shobhit Raj Vimal – Pedosphere

Water and extremophile microbiome

Evidence for early life in Earth’s oldest hydrothermal vent precipitates – Matthew S. Dodd – Nature

Microbes in the news

Study Shows Link Between Microbiome in the Gut and Parkinson’s – University of Alabama at Birmingham

A Japanese study performed by sequencing the gut microbiota of 367 healthy individuals ranging from newborn to 104 years old shows microbiome changes with age

UN issues list of 12 most worrying bacteria

Microbes on the market

Rebiotix Inc. has its lead product for C. diff. treatment granted Fast Track, Orphan Drug, and Breakthrough Therapy status by the FDA.  

March 1, 2017

Today’s digest features interesting reviews on the tole of gut microbiota in chronic kidney disease, and biotoxicity of soils from Mars. Impact of altered gut microbiota on bone strength in mice. Enjoy!

Events and jobs

Technical Service Representative (Microbiology) – ThermoFisher Scientific – Lenexa, Kansas

General microbiome

Review: Microbe social skill: the cell-to-cell communication between microorganisms – Xi Zhao – Science Bulletin

Review: Creating new business, economic growth and regional prosperity through microbiome-based products in the agriculture industry – Brajesh K. Singh – Microbial Biotechnology

Review: The link between inflammation, bugs, the intestine and the brain in alcohol dependence – S Leclercq – Translational Psychiatry

Editorial: The human microbiome: an emerging tool in forensics – Jarrad T. Hampton-Marcell – Microbial Biotechnology

Systematic Characterization and Analysis of the Taxonomic Drivers of Functional Shifts in the Human Microbiome – Ohad Manor – Cell Host and Microbe

Pregnancy and early life

Review: Transfer of maternal psychosocial stress to the fetus – Florian Rakers – Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews

Vaginal microbiome

Survival of vaginal microorganisms in three commercially available transport systems – Allison L. DeMarco – Anaerobe

Human skin microbiome

Review: Towards personalized modification of microbial imbalances – J.E.E. Totté – British Journal of Dermatology

Human gut microbiome

Review: Meta-analysis of the human gut microbiome from urbanized and pre-agricultural populations – Leonardo Mancabelli – Environmental Microbiology

*Review: Gut microbiota in chronic kidney disease – Secundino Cigarran Guldris – Nefrología (English Edition)

Review: The clinical value of breath hydrogen testing – Chu K Yao – Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Commentary: Atopic dermatitis and gut microbiota – M. Lindberg – British Journal of Dermatology

Animal experiments

SYN-004 (ribaxamase), an Oral Beta-Lactamase, Mitigates Antibiotic-Mediated Dysbiosis in a Porcine Gut Microbiome Model – Sheila Connelly – Journal of Applied Microbiology

*Alterations to the Gut Microbiome Impair Bone Strength and Tissue Material Properties – Jason D Guss – Journal of Bone and Mineral Research

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

*Biotoxicity of Mars Soils: 2. Survival of Bacillus subtilis and Enterococcus faecalis in Aqueous Extracts Derived from Six Mars Analog Soils – Andrew C. Schuerger – Icarus

Food microbiology

Polyphenolic extracts of cherry (Prunus cerasus L.) and blackcurrant (Ribes nigrum L.) leaves as natural preservatives in meat products – Agnieszka Nowak – Food Microbiology

Probiotics / prebiotics

Effects of synbiotic supplementation on growth performance, carcass characteristics, meat quality and muscular antioxidant capacity and mineral contents in broilers – Yefei Cheng – Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture

GH11 xylanase increases prebiotic oligosaccharides from wheat bran favouring butyrate-producing bacteria in vitro – Jonas Laukkonen Ravn – Animal Feed Science and Technology

Effects of Bacillus subtilis strains and the prebiotic Previda® on growth, immune parameters and susceptibility to Aeromonas hydrophila infection in Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus – Samuel Addo – Aquaculture Research

Enhancing growth and resistance to Vibrio alginolyticus disease in catarina scallop (Argopecten ventricosus) with Bacillus and Lactobacillus probiotic strains during early development – Fernando Abasolo-Pacheco – Aquaculture Research

The association of a probiotic with a prebiotic (Flortec, Bracco) to improve the quality/quantity of spermatozoa in infertile patients with idiopathic oligoasthenoteratospermia: a pilot study – C. Maretti – Andrology

In vitro fermentation of oat β-glucan and hydrolysates by fecal microbiota and selected probiotic strains – Dong Ji-lin – Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture

Microbes in the news 

WHO: These 12 bacteria pose greatest risk to human health

A Bizarre Bacteria Could Be the Key to Controlling Mosquitoes

Flesh-eating bugs lurking on ATMs and killer bacteria found on phones

Microbes on the market 

Proof-of-Concept Study Published in Clinical Microbiology and Infection Reports the Benefit of PathoQuest NGS-Based Metagenomics Test to Identify Clinically-Relevant Pathogens in Immunocompromised Patients Suspected of Infection

Anitha’s non-microbiology picks

Glass Microbiology at the At-Bristol Science Centre

Mysterious ‘Cosmic’ Jellyfish Spotted in Remote Ocean Depths

Unity Biotechnology: Investment In A Long And Healthy Life Becoming Possible