January 9, 2018

Today, a brief digest with several reviews: microbiota in multiple sclerosis, food allergy, microbiome and diabetes, modulation of cardiovascular diseases and more. Additionally: GI tract gas analysis, SCFA effects on human, and the effect of inulin-type fructans on human microbiota.  

Human Microbiome

Review: The Local Defender and Functional Mediator: Gut Microbiome – Yang H. – Digestion

Review: Update of treatment algorithms for Clostridium difficile infection – R.E. Ooijevaar – Clinical Microbiology and Infection

Review: Gut microbiome and pediatric multiple sclerosis – Helen Tremlett – Multiple Sclerosis Journal

Review: “Evaluating Causality of Gut Microbiota in Obesity and Diabetes in Humans” – A.S. Meijnikman – Endocrine Reviews

Review: Mechanisms of food allergy – Hugh A. Sampson – Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Review: Microbial modulation of cardiovascular disease – J. Mark Brown  – Nature Reviews Microbiology

A human pilot trial of ingestible electronic capsules capable of sensing different gases in the gut – Kourosh Kalantar-Zadeh – Nature Electronics

An introduction to the microbiome and MS – Sebastien Trott – Multiple Sclerosis Journal

Anatomic Site of Sampling and the Rectal Mucosal Microbiota in HIV negative MSM engaging in CRAI – Nicole Pescatore – AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses

Clinical sources and antimicrobial susceptibility of Prevotella timonensis at the university hospital of Montpellier, France – Salim Aberkane – Anaerobe

A human pilot trial of ingestible electronic capsules capable of sensing different gases in the gut – Kourosh Kalantar-Zadeh – Nature Electronics

Microbiota derived short chain fatty acids promote histone crotonylation in the colon through histone deacetylases – Rachel Fellows – Scientific Reports

Increased Abundance of Clostridium and Fusobacterium in Gastric Microbiota of Patients with Gastric Cancer in Taiwan – Yung-Yu Hsieh – Scientific Reports

SCFAs strongly stimulate PYY production in human enteroendocrine cells – P. Larraufie – Scientific Reports

Profiling the lymphoid-resident T cell pool reveals modulation by age and microbiota – Aurélie Durand – Nature Communications

 

Animal Microbiome

Evaluation of the effects of different diets on microbiome diversity and fatty acid composition of rumen liquor in dairy goat – P. Cremonesi – Animal

Ecological plasticity in the gastrointestinal microbiomes of Ethiopian Chlorocebus monkeys – Pål Trosvik – Scientific Reports

Dietary soybean meal affects intestinal homoeostasis by altering the microbiota, morphology and inflammatory cytokine gene expression in northern snakehead – Shuyan Miao – Scientific Reports

 

Food Microbiome

Bacterial community assembly from cow teat skin to ripened cheeses is influenced by grazing systems – Marie Frétin – Scientific Reports

 

Beneficial Microbes and Beneficial Compounds

Tetraglochin cristatum (Britton) Roth: a medicinal plant from the Argentinean highlands with potential use in vaginal candidiasis – María Alejandra Moreno – Journal of Ethnopharmacology

Habitual dietary fibre intake influences gut microbiota response to an inulin-type fructan prebiotic: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over, human intervention study – Genelle Healey – British Journal of Nutrition

Genomic diversity and distribution of Bifidobacterium longum subsp. longum across the human lifespan – Toshitaka Odamaki – Scientific Reports

 

Extremophiles

Deepest and hottest hydrothermal activity in the Okinawa Trough: the Yokosuka site at Yaeyama Knoll – Junichi Miyazaki – Royal Society Open Science

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January 5, 2018

Today’s digest has an interesting commentary on the oral-gut connection and a brilliant piece on microbial diversity. Lastly, a look at how grapevines influence belowground diversity and networks

General Microbiome

A role for the endometrial microbiome in dysfunctional menstrual bleeding. Pelzer ES. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek.

Performance and microbial community variations of anaerobic digesters under increasing tetracycline concentrations. Xiong Y. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

In Nature, There Is Only Diversity. McLaren MR. MBio.

Gut Microbiome

Commentary: Oral-gut connection: one step closer to an integrated view of the gastrointestinal tract? Lira-Junior R. Mucosal Immunology

Bile acids at the cross-roads of gut microbiome-host cardiometabolic interactions. Ryan PM. Diabeticology and Metabolic Syndrome

REVIEW: Diet, Microbiota, and Metabolic Health: Trade-Off Between Saccharolytic and Proteolytic Fermentation. Korpela K. Annual of Food Science and Technology

Nasal and Lung Microbiome

REVIEW: Fungi in Bronchiectasis: A Concise Review. Máiz L. Internatioanal Journal of Molecular Sciences

Alterations in the mucosa-associated fungal microbiota in patients with ulcerative colitis. Qiu X. Oncotarget

The association between anterior nares and nasopharyngeal microbiota in infants hospitalized for bronchiolitis. Luna PN. Microbiome

Fecal Microbiome

Editorial Comment: Fecal microbiota transplantation as a possible treatment of irritable bowel syndrome. Juncadella AC. Annals of Translational Medicine

Plant, Soil, and Water Microbiome

Co-variation between Distribution of Microbial Communities and Biological Metabolization of Organics in Urban Sewer Systems. Jin P. Environmental Science and Technology.

Do invasive plants structure microbial communities to accelerate decomposition in intermountain grasslands? McTee MR. Ecology and Evolution

Grapevine rootstocks shape underground bacterial microbiome and networking but not potential functionality. Marasco R. Microbiome

Biodiversity of the microbial mat of the Garga hot spring. Rozanov AS. BMC Evolutionary Biology

Animal Experiments and Microbiome

Microbiota Reconstitution Does Not Cause Bone Loss in Germ-Free Mice. Quach D. mSphere

Physiological Translocation of Lactic Acid Bacteria during Pregnancy Contributes to the Composition of the Milk Microbiota in Mice. de Andrés J. Nutrients

Extreme sensitivity to ultraviolet light in the fungal pathogen causing white-nose syndrome of bats. Palmer JM. Nature Communication

OCCURRENCE OF PASTEURELLACEAE BACTERIA IN THE ORAL CAVITY OF SELECTED MARSUPIAL SPECIES. Hansen MJ. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine

Marine Microbiome

Agelas Wasting Syndrome Alters Prokaryotic Symbiont Communities of the Caribbean Brown Tube Sponge, Agelas tubulata.Deignan LK. Microbial Ecology

Environmental drivers of heterogeneity in the trophic-functional structure of protozoan communities during an annual cycle in a coastal ecosystem. Xu G. Marine Pollution Bulletin

Antibiotic Resitance

Editorial: Empiric antibiotic use in allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation: should we avoid anaerobe coverage? Shono Y. Blood Advances

Characterization of genetic determinants involved in antibiotic resistance in Aeromonas spp. and fecal coliforms isolated from different aquatic environments. Carnelli A. Research in Microbiology

 

 

January 2, 2018

Happy New Year from the Microbiome Digest team!

General microbiome

Pre-print: Understanding How Microbiomes Influence The Systems They Inhabit: moving from a correlative to a causal research framework – E K Hall – bioRxiv

Human vaginal microbiome

A retrospective pilot study to determine whether the reproductive tract microbiota differs between women with a history of infertility and fertile women – Bryan A Wee – Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Human gut microbiome

Rates of Gut Microbiome Divergence in Mammals – Alex H Nishida – Molecular Ecology

Animal microbiome

Processes shaping gut microbiota diversity in allopatric populations of the endemic lizard Podarcis lilfordi from Menorcan islets (Balearic Islands) – Laura Baldo – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Individual- and Species-Specific Skin Microbiomes in Three Different Estrildid Finch Species Revealed by 16S Amplicon Sequencing – Kathrin Engel – Microbial Ecology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Vertical variation of a black soil’s properties in response to freeze-thaw cycles and its links to shift of microbial community structure – Ziming Han – Science of the Total Environment

Biomass, activity and structure of rhizosphere soil microbial community under different metallophytes in a mining site – Wenhao Yang – Plant and Soil

Symbiotic nitrogen fixation by rhizobia — the roots of a success story – Catherine Masson-Boivin – Current Opinion in Plant Biology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Microbial community structure and function in sediments from e-waste contaminated rivers at Guiyu area of China – Jun Liu – Environmental Pollution

Pre-print: Micro-scale ecology regulates particulate organic matter turnover in model marine microbial communities – Tim N Enke – bioRxiv

Food microbiology

Autochthonous facility-specific microbiota dominates washed-rind Austrian hard cheese surfaces and its production environment – Narciso M Quijada – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Bioinformatics

CoMet: a workflow using contig coverage and composition for binning a metagenomic sample with high precision – Damayanthi Herath – BMC Bioinformatics

Techniques

Serial Dilution-Based Growth Curves and Growth Curve Synchronization for High-Resolution Time Series of Bacterial Biofilm Growth – Fernando Govantes – Host-Pathogen Interactions

Microbes in the news

Fiber Is Good for You. Now Scientists May Know Why. – Carl Zimmer – The New York Times

Fast, Cheap Testing for Tuberculosis? Soon It May Be Possible – Donald G McNeil – The New York Times

How probiotics can help ward off health complications in premature babies – CTV News

Science, career, and publishing

Pre-print: Disequilibrium in Gender Ratios among Authors who Contributed Equally – Nichole A Broderick – bioRxiv

December 22, 2017

As the end of this year approaches, we have a post filled with plant/soil microbiome papers, as well as a few interesting food microbiology papers — enjoy!

General microbiome

A population genomics approach shows widespread geographical distribution of cryptic genomic forms of the symbiotic fungus Rhizophagus irregularis – Romain Savary, ISME

Pregnancy and early life

Gut microbiome in gestational diabetes: a cross-sectional study of mothers and offspring 5 years postpartum – Sayyid Hasan, Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica

Liver microbiome

Environmental peer pressure: CD4+ T cell help in tolerance and transplantation – Dana Tedesco, Liver Transplantation

Skin microbiome

Food allergy and atopic dermatitis: Prediction, progression, and prevention – Carla Mastrorilli, Pediatric Allergy and Immunology

Respiratory microbiome

The Lung Microbiome in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: A Promising Approach for Targeted Therapies – Fastrès Aline, International Journal of Molecular Sciences

Allergy – European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Microbial and organic matter patterns in a prescribed burned and thinned managed forest ecosystem – Dessy A. Owiti, Ecosphere

Microbial Interactions and Perspectives for Bioremediation of Pesticides in the Soils – Ratna Prabha, Plant-Microbe Interactions in Agro-Ecological Perspectives

Fungi: An Effective Tool for Bioremediation – Sachin Gupta, Plant-Microbe Interactions in Agro-Ecological Perspectives

Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi Improve Tolerance of Agricultural Plants to Cope Abiotic Stress Conditions – Pablo Cornejo, Plant-Microbe Interactions in Agro-Ecological Perspectives

Assessment of bacterial communities of black soybean grown in fields – Akifumi Sugiyama, Communicative & Integrative Biology

Plant-plant competition outcomes are modulated by plant effects on the soil bacterial community – S. Hortal, Scientific Reports

Trichoderma and Its Potential Applications – Monika Jangir, Plant-Microbe Interactions in Agro-Ecological Perspectives

Bacterial Rhizoremediation of Petroleum Hydrocarbons (PHC) – Jai Godheja, Plant-Microbe Interactions in Agro-Ecological Perspectives

Potential of Beneficial Bacteria as Eco-friendly Options for Chemical-Free Alternative Agriculture – Ch. Srinivasarao, Plant-Microbe Interactions in Agro-Ecological Perspectives

Potential Microbiological Approaches for the Remediation of Heavy Metal-Contaminated Soils – R. Krishnamoorthy, Plant-Microbe Interactions in Agro-Ecological Perspectives

Commercial Microbial Products: Exploiting Beneficial Plant-Microbe Interaction – Pallavi, Plant-Microbe Interactions in Agro-Ecological Perspectives

Interaction Between Beneficial Bacteria and Sugarcane – Guilherme Grodzki Oliveira Figueiredo, Plant-Microbe Interactions in Agro-Ecological Perspectives

Potential for Developing Low-Input Sustainable Agriculture in the Tropical Andes by Making Use of Native Microbial Resources – Luis Andrés Yarzábal, Plant-Microbe Interactions in Agro-Ecological Perspectives

Plant-Microbe Interactions in the Rhizosphere: Mechanisms and Their Ecological Benefits – Kulandaivelu Velmourougane, Plant-Microbe Interactions in Agro-Ecological Perspectives

Plant Interaction with Methylotrophic Communities – Manish Kumar, Plant-Microbe Interactions in Agro-Ecological Perspectives

Toward an Integrated Resource Management: Harnessing Trichoderma for Sustainable Intensification in Agriculture – Sumita Pal, Plant-Microbe Interactions in Agro-Ecological Perspectives,

Harnessing the Plant Microbiome: A Key Towards Sustainable Agriculture – Sanjana Kaul, Plant-Microbe Interactions in Agro-Ecological Perspectives

Rhizoremediation of Environmental Contaminants Using Microbial Communities – Ashish A. Prabhu, Plant-Microbe Interactions in Agro-Ecological Perspectives

Role of Plant Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria for Improving Crop Productivity in Sustainable Agriculture – Abhijeet S. Kashyap, Plant-Microbe Interactions in Agro-Ecological Perspectives

Molecular evidence strongly supports deadwood-inhabiting fungi exhibiting unexpected tree species preferences in temperate forests – Witoon Purahong, ISME

Animal microbiome

Rare symbionts may contribute to the resilience of coral–algal assemblages – Maren Ziegler, ISME

Excess labile carbon promotes the expression of virulence factors in coral reef bacterioplankton – Anny Cárdenas, ISME

Evidence for a primate origin of zoonotic Helicobacter suis colonizing domesticated pigs – Bram Flahou, ISME

Water and extremophile microbiome

Single cell genomics of uncultured marine alveolates shows paraphyly of basal dinoflagellates – Jürgen F H Strassert, ISME

Aquatic urban ecology at the scale of a capital: community structure and interactions in street gutters – Vincent Hervé, ISME

Ecological and genomic profiling of anaerobic methane-oxidizing archaea in a deep granitic environment – Kohei Ino, ISME

Food microbiome

Evaluation of the use of malic acid decarboxylase-deficient starter culture in NaCl-free cucumber fermentations to reduce bloater incidence – Y. Zhai, Journal of Applied Microbiology

Effect of phenolic compounds on the growth of selected probiotic and pathogenic bacteria – R. Pacheco-Ordaz, Letters in Applied Microbiology

Recent advances in the microencapsulation of omega-3 oil and probiotic bacteria through complex coacervation: A review – Divya Eratte, Trends in Food Science & Technology

Q fever and prevalence of Coxiella burnetii in milk – Andreana Pexara, Trends in Food Science & Technology

Microbes and art

Bioessays Cover Art

 

December 14, 2017

Two interesting articles on pregnancy and early life: the placentobiome, and the cervical microbiome, as well as articles on the circadian rhythms of the saliva microbiome, the microbiome of exposed rock,  and new techniques to sequence single bacterial and archaeal cells.

Events and jobs

Postdoctoral Research Scientist – Genomics and Metagenomics – Quadram Institute Bioscience – Norwich UK

Assistant Professor, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology or Microbiology – Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

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Pregnancy and early life

*Mother-to-newborn transmission of mycobacterial L-forms and Vδ2 T-cell response in placentobiome of BCG-vaccinated pregnant women – T. Dimova – Scientific Reports*

*Analysis of the cervical microbiome and potential biomarkers from postpartum HIV-positive women displaying cervical intraepithelial lesions – Gislaine Curty – Scientific Reports

Multi-site human microbiome

Microbiome in PTEN hamartoma tumor syndrome – Victoria Byrd – Society for Endrocrinology

Human respiratory microbiome

The Alteration of Nasopharyngeal and Oropharyngeal Microbiota in Children with MPP and Non-MPP – Zhiwei Lu – Genes

Human skin microbiome

Review: Staphylococcus aureus and Atopic Dermatitis: A Complex and Evolving Relationship – Joan A. Geoghegan – Trends in Microbiology

Human oral microbiome

*Timing of food intake impacts daily rhythms of human salivary microbiota: a randomized, crossover study – María Carmen Collado – The FASEB Journal

Human vaginal microbiome

Influence of Orally Administered Probiotic Lactobacillus Strains on Vaginal Microbiota in Women with Breast Cancer during Chemotherapy: A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Double-Blinded Pilot Study – J Marschalek – Breast Care

Human gut microbiome

A Metagenomic and in Silico Functional Prediction of Gut Microbiota Profiles May Concur in Discovering New Cystic Fibrosis Patient-Targeted Probiotics – Pamela Vernocchi – Nutrients

Entamoeba Species in South Africa: Correlations With the Host Microbiome, Parasite Burdens, and First Description of Entamoeba bangladeshi Outside of Asia – Renay Ngobeni – Journal of Infectious Diseases

Mutual interaction of phenolic compounds and microbiota: Metabolism of complex phenolic apigenin C- and kaempferol O-derivatives by human fecal samples – Maren Vollmer – Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Estimation of the bioaccessibility and bioavailability of Fe, Mn, Cu, and Zn in Chinese vegetables using the in vitro digestion/Caco-2 cell model: the influence of gut microbiota – Xiaolin Cai – Food and Function

Food-Associated Lactobacillus plantarum and Yeasts Inhibit the Genotoxic Effect of 4-Nitroquinoline-1-Oxide – Roberta Prete – Frontiers in Microbiology

Butyrate suppresses motility of colorectal cancer cells via deactivating Akt/ERK signaling in histone deacetylase dependent manner – Qingran Li – Journal of Pharmacological Sciences

Review: Exercise has the guts: How physical activity may positively modulate gut microbiota in chronic and immune-based diseases – Roberto Codella – Digestive and Liver Disease

Review: Alzheimer’s disease and gut microbiota modifications: The long way between preclinical studies and clinical evidence – Cesare Mancuso – Pharmacological Research

Adjuvant Probiotics and the Intestinal Microbiome: Enhancing Vaccines and Immunotherapy Outcomes – Luis Vitetta – Vaccines

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Animal experiments

Fecal short-chain fatty acids at different time points after ceftriaxone administration in rats – Yu. V. Holota – The Ukrainian Biochemical Journal

1H NMR-Based Metabonomic Study of Functional Dyspepsia in Stressed Rats Treated with Chinese Medicine Weikangning – Yu Guo – Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

A Novel Prebiotic Blend Product Prevents Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Mice by Improving Gut Microbiota and Modulating Immune Response – Qian Chen – Nutrients

Animal microbiome

Diversification of Type VI Secretion System Toxins Reveals Ancient Antagonism among Bee Gut Microbes – Margaret I. Steele – mBio

Differential Microbial Diversity in Drosophila melanogaster: Are Fruit Flies Potential Vectors of Opportunistic Pathogens? – Luis A. Ramírez-Camejo – International Journal of Microbiology

Archaeal community structure and underlying ecological processes in swine manure slurry – Priyanka Kumari – bioRxiv

Genetic adaptation of microbial populations present in high-intensity catfish production systems with therapeutic oxytetracycline treatment – Qifan Zeng – Scientific Reports

Altered Gut Microbiota Profiles in Sows and Neonatal Piglets Associated with Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus Infection – Deping Song – Scientific Reports

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

*Tales from the tomb: the microbial ecology of exposed rock surfaces
Authors – Tess E Brewer – Environmental Microbiology

Long-term nitrogen addition affects the phylogenetic turnover of soil microbial community responding to moisture pulse – Chi Liu – Scientific Reports

Impact of Glyphosate on the Rhizosphere Microbial Communities of An EPSPS-Transgenic Soybean Line ZUTS31 by Metagenome Sequencing – Gui-Hua Lu – Current Genomics

Microbial communities in natural rubber coagula during maturation: impacts on technological properties of dry natural rubber – Mélanie Salomez – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Manure and mineral fertilization change enzyme activity and bacterial community in millet rhizosphere soils – Lixia Xu – World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Resistome

Drivers of dissolved organic carbon export in a subarctic catchment: Importance of microbial decomposition, sorption-desorption, peatland and lateral flow – Itziar Lekunberri – Environmental Pollution

Food microbiology

Conference Proceedings: The microbial community and free amino acid composition in salted and fermented squid products – Daisuke Ouchi- The JSFS 85th Anniversary-Commemorative International Symposium

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Waste and Pollution

Anaerobic Baffled Reactor in Treatment of Natural Rubber Processing Wastewater: Reactor Performance and Analysis of Microbial Community – Phuong Thao Tran – Journal of Water and Environment Technology

Microbial Community Structure and Enumeration of Bacillus species in Activated Sludge – Masashi Hatamoto – Journal of Water and Environment Technology

Techniques

Sampling, Extraction, and High-Throughput Sequencing Methods for Environmental Microbial and Viral Communities – Pedro J. Torres – In: Next Generation Sequencing. Methods in Molecular Biology, vol 1712. Humana Press

*Sequencing of Genomes from Environmental Single Cells – Robert Bowers – In: Methods in Molecular Biology, vol 1712. Humana Press

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Microbes in the news

Why Probiotic Skin Care Is (Actually) Worth It, According to Experts – Lauren Valenti – – Vogue

Celebrating a decade of interdisciplinary microbiology – Raleigh McElvery – MIT News

Plant pathologists discover unusual evolutionary transition in common bacteria – Chris Branam – Phys.org

Efforts of bacteria to defend against predators is so great that few resources left for offspring – Science Daily

Specially designed protein fights several species of bacteria – EurekaAlert

Reprogramming bacteria instead of killing them could be the answer to antibiotic resistance – Yu-Hsuan Tsai – Phys.org

Bacteria and Art

Shout Out: Hunter Cole, biology lecturer and artist – Genevieve Bookwalter- Chicago Tribune

Kathy High with Sadie R. Starnes, Gut Love: You are my future – Esther Klein – The Brooklyn Rail

 

 

December 6, 2017

General microbiome

Review: The Role of High-Mobility Group Box-1 and Its Crosstalk with Microbiome in Rheumatoid Arthritis – Federico Biscetti – Mediators of Inflammation

Review: The human microbiota, infectious disease, and global health: challenges and opportunities – Abraham J. Waldman – ACS Infectious Diseases

Human respiratory microbiome

The lung microbiome in patients with pneumocystosis – J. Kehrmann – BMC Pulmonary Medicine

Review: Interplay between the lung microbiome and lung cancer – Qixing Mao – Cancer Letters

 
Human skin microbiome

Effect of alcohol-based hand rub on hand microbiome and hand skin health in hospitalized adult stem cell transplant patients: a pilot study – Pranab K. Mukherjee – Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

Human vaginal microbiome

Cervicovaginal cytokines, sialidase activity and bacterial load in reproductive-aged women with intermediate vaginal flora – Mariana Morena de VieiraSantos-Greatti – Journal of Reproductive Immunology

Human gut microbiome

The gastrointestinal behavior of saponins and its significance for their bioavailability and bioactivities – Joaquín Navarro del Hierro – Journal of Functional Foods

Anthropometric and metabolic improvements in human type 2 diabetes after introduction of an Okinawan-based Nordic diet are not associated with changes in microbial diversity or SCFA concentrations – Fang Huang – International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition

Systematic review: ileoanal pouch microbiota in health and disease – J. P. Segal – Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Systematic review: human gut dysbiosis induced by non-antibiotic prescription medications – Q. Le Bastard – Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Review: The “Gut Feeling”: Breaking Down the Role of Gut Microbiome in Multiple Sclerosis – Samantha N. Freedman – Neurotherapeutics

Alternation of Gut Microbiota in Patients with Pulmonary Tuberculosis – Mei Luo – Frontiers in Microbiology

Postoperative changes of the microbiome: are surgical complications related to the gut flora? A systematic review – Ann-Kathrin Lederer – BMC Surgery

Animal experiments

Flos Lonicera Combined with Metformin Ameliorates Hepatosteatosis and Glucose Intolerance in Association with Gut Microbiota Modulation – Na R. Shin – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbial Mechanistic Insight into the Role of Inulin in Improving Maternal Health in a Pregnant Sow Model – Pan Zhou – Frontiers in Microbiology

Review: Nano-Se Assimilation and Action in Poultry and Other Monogastric Animals: Is Gut Microbiota an Answer? – Peter F. Surai – Nanoscale Research Letters

Interactive effects of protein and carbohydrates on production of microbial metabolites in the large intestine of growing pigs – Marcin Taciak – Archives of Animal Nutrition

Flavonoid metabolite 3-(3-hydroxyphenyl)propionic acid formed by human microflora decreases arterial blood pressure in rats – Iveta Najmanová – Molecular Nutrition & Food Research

Animal microbiome

Review: The Microbiota Regulates Immunity and Immunologic Diseases in Dogs and Cats – Ian R. Tizard – Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice

Exploring fish microbial communities to mitigate emerging diseases in aquaculture – Irene de Bruijn – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Bacterial community composition in the gut content of Lampetra japonica revealed by 16S rRNA gene pyrosequencing – Yu Zuo – Plos One

Review: Measuring the gut microbiome in birds: comparison of faecal and cloacal sampling – Elin Videvall – Molecular Ecology Resources

Social behaviour and gut microbiota in red-bellied lemurs (Eulemur rubriventer): In search of the role of immunity in the evolution of sociality – Aura Raulo – Journal of Animal Ecology

Gene expression in the chicken caecum is dependent on microbiota composition – Jiri Volf – Veterinary Research

The response of canine faecal microbiota to increased dietary protein is influenced by body condition – Jia Xu – BMC Veterinary Research

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Soil microbial communities of three grassland ecosystems in the Bayinbuluke, China – Keqiang Shao – Canadian Journal of Microbiology

Simultaneous adaptation and maladaptation of tree populations to local rhizosphere microbial communities at different taxonomic scales – Richard A. Lankau – New Phytologist

Water and extremophile microbiome

Phylogenetic structure and metabolic properties of microbial communities in arsenic-rich waters of geothermal origin – Simona Crognale – Frontiers in Microbiology

Differences in planktonic microbial communities associated with three types of macrophyte stands in a shallow lake – Anikó Mentes – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Probiotics / prebiotics

Designing synbiotics for improved human health – Sean M. Kearney – Microbial Biotechnology

Metabolomics

Blood serum metabolome of atopic dermatitis: Altered energy cycle and the markers of systemic inflammation – Aigar Ottas – Plos One

Comprehensive characterization of the in vitro and in vivo metabolites of limonin in human samples using LC-Q-TOF/MS – ShijiaLiu – Journal of Chromatography B

Anitha’s non-microbiology picks

Experiment demonstrates quantum mechanical effects from biological systems

IUCN Red List: Wild crops listed as threatened

December 5, 2017

Today we have interesting reviews, one about proteomics and human microbiome by C.A. Kolmedar, the other about oral microbiome by L.P.Shaw and the third about human gut virome by L.A. Ogilvie. In Water section you can read the study by V.J. Koles who developed a model that simulates metagenomes and metatranscriptomes for comparison with observations. In section Bioinformatics you can read about new tools MetaLab and ASAR while in non-microbiology pics you can check podcast “Dances with rocks” with A. Denton, geologist and planetary scientist who wants to dance on Mars. Enjoy!

Jobs

Microbiology Supervisor, Rockville, Maryland

Associate Bioengineer II, Analytical R&D, Warren, NJ

Events

9th Congress of Microbiology and Parasitology Kicks Off in Cuba

General microbiome

Microbially Mediated Electrosynthesis Processes – Mohita Sharma – Microbial Fuell Cell

Development of Suitable Anode Materials for Microbial Fuel Cells – Thi Hiep Han – Microbial Fuel Cell

Progress and Future Direction of Chromosome-Centric Human Proteome Project – Young-Ki Paik – Journal of Proteome Research

Review: Proteomics and the human microbiome: where we are today and where we would like to be – Carolin Adriane Kolmeder – Emerging Topics in Life Sciences

March of the Microbes: Harnessing the Power of the Human Microbiome to Improve Health and Target Disease – Helen Albert – Clinical OMICs

In vitro models of the human microbiota and microbiome – Julie A.K. McDonald – Emerging Topics in Life Sciences

Pregnancy and early life

Development of the Microbiota in Infants and its Role in Maturation of the Gut Mucosa and the Immune System – Cecilia Ximenez – Archives of Medical Research

Human nearly-sterile sites

The Influence of Age and Sex on Ocular Surface Microbiota in Healthy Adults -Xiaofeng Wen – Immunology and Microbiology

Human respiratory microbiome

Pneumococcal vaccine impacts on the population genomics of non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae – David W Cleary – bioRxiv

The nasopharyngeal microbiome – David W. Cleary- Emerging Topics in Life Sciences

The lung microbiome in health and disease – Miriam F Moffatt – Clinical Medicine

New Strategies and Challenges in Lung Proteomics and Metabolomics. An Official American Thoracic Society Workshop Report – Russell P. Bowler – Annals of the American Thoracic Society

Fungal microbiota in chronic airway inflammatory disease and emerging relationships with the host immune response – Irene Zhang – Frontiers in Microbiology

Oral microbiome

Nonleachable Imidazolium-Incorporated Composite for Disruption of Bacterial Clustering, Exopolysaccharide-Matrix Assembly, and Enhanced Biofilm Removal – Geelsu Hwang – ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces

Review: The oral microbiome – Liam P. Shaw – Emerging Topics in Life Sciences

Use of Probiotics and Oral Health – Robert P. Allaker – Current Oral Health Reports

Subgingival Microbiome Colonization and Cytokine Production during Early Dental Implant Healing – Jeffrey B. Payne – mSphere

Human vaginal microbiome

The human female urogenital microbiome: complexity in normality – David A. MacIntyre – Emerging Topics in Life Sciences

Human gut microbiome

Gut microbiome production of short-chain fatty acids and obesity in children – Selvasankar Murugesan – European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases

The gut microbiome and hypertension – Pevsner-Fischer – Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension

In vitro models of the human microbiota and microbiome – Julie A.K. McDonald – Emerging Topics in Life Sciences

Culturomics and Amplicon-based Metagenomic Approaches for the Study of Fungal Population in Human Gut Microbiota – Ibrahim Hamad – Scientific Reports

Lymphatic system and gut microbiota affect immunopathology of neuroinflammatory diseases, including multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis optica and Alzheimer’s disease – Ikuo Tsunoda – Clinical & Experimental Neuroimmunology

Effect of different treatments and alcohol addiction on gut microbiota in minimal hepatic encephalopathy patients – Zan Zuo – Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine

Microbes Tickling Your Tummy: the Importance of the Gut-Brain Axis in Parkinson’s Disease – Paula Perez-Pardo – Current Behavioral Neuroscience Reports

Gancao-Gansui combination impacts gut microbiota diversity and related metabolic functions – Jingao Yu – Journal of Ethnopharmacology

Gut microbiome production of short-chain fatty acids and obesity in children – Selvasankar Murugesan – European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases

Gut microbiota in human SLE and a mouse model of lupus – Xin M. Luo – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

The interaction between smoking, alcohol and the gut microbiome – Gabriele Capurso – Best Practice & Research Clinical Gastroenterology

Animal experiments

Lactation-related metabolic mechanism investigated based on mammary gland metabolomics and 4 biofluids’ metabolomics relationships in dairy cows – Hui-Zeng Sun – BMC Genomics

Differences in the gut microbiota of dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) fed a natural diet or a commercial feed revealed by the Illumina MiSeq platform – Junhyung Kim – Gut Pathogens

Chronic glucocorticoid treatment induced circadian clock disorder leads to lipid metabolism and gut microbiota alterations in rats – Tao Wu – Life Sciences

Animal microbiome

Gut microbiota composition is associated with environmental landscape in honey bees – Julia C Jones –  Ecology and Evolution

Microbiota and environmental stress: how pollution affects microbial communities in Manila clams – M. Milan – Aquatic Toxicology

Analysis of the bacterial microbiome in the small octopus, Octopus variabilis, from South Korea to detect the potential risk of foodborne illness and to improve product management – Jin-JaeLee  – Food Research International

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Studies on mycorrhizal biodiversity in medicinal plant species of Pookode lake area, Wayanad, Kerala, India – Saranya Babu Jayaprakash C.M. – Annals of Plant Sciences

Effects of Iron Amendments on the Speciation of Arsenic in the Rice Rhizosphere after Drainage – Noriko Yamaguchi – Soils

Continuous application of different organic additives can suppress tomato disease by inducing the healthy rhizospheric microbiota through alterations to the bulk soil microflora – Hongjun Liu – Plant and Soil

Seasonal changes in a maize-based polyculture of central Mexico reshape the co-occurrence networks of soil bacterial communities – Eria A. Rebollar – Frontiers in Microbiology

Evolution of microbial communities during electrokinetic treatment of antibiotic-polluted soil – Hongna Li – Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Roles of different active metal-reducing bacteria in arsenic release from arsenic-contaminated paddy soil amended with biochar – Jiang-taoQiao – Journal of Hazardous Materials

Legume crop rotation suppressed nitrifying microbial community in a sugarcane cropping soil – Chanyarat Paungfoo-Lonhienne – Scientific Reports

Responses of soil nutrients and microbial communities to three restoration strategies in a karst area, southwest China – Dejun Li – Journal of Environmental Management

Microbial community structure and soil pH correspond to methane production in Arctic Alaska soils – Robert Wagner – Environmental Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Ocean biogeochemistry modeled with emergent trait-based genomics – V. J. Coles – Science

Bacterial Community Profiling of Waters from Aquaculture and Non-aquaculture Sites within Taal Lake Ecosystem through 16S rDNA Analysis – Leslie Michelle M. Dalmacio – The Philippine Journal of Health Research and Development

Prokaryotic Community Composition in Arctic Kongsfjorden and Sub-Arctic Northern Bering Sea Sediments as Revealed by 454 Pyrosequencing – Yin-Xin Zeng –  Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbial communities shaped by treatment processes in a drinking water treatment plant and their contribution and threat to drinking water safety – Qi Li – Frontiers in Microbiology

Diversity of microbial communities and quantitative chemodiversity in layers of marine sediment cores from an causeway (Kaichu-Doro) in Okinawa Island, Japan – Taha Soliman – Frontiers in Microbiology

Bacterial Diversity and Biogeochemistry of Two Marine Shallow-Water Hydrothermal Systems off Dominica (Lesser Antilles) – Petra Pop Ristova – Frontiers in Microbiology

Spatially distinct, temporally stable microbial populations mediate biogeochemical cycling at and below the seafloor in hydrothermal vent fluids – Caroline S. Fortunato –  Environmental Microbiology

Functional diversity and redundancy across fish gut, sediment and water bacterial communities – Arthur Escalas – Environmental Microbiology

Built environment

Archaeal and Bacterial Community Structure in an Anaerobic Digestion Reactor (Lagoon Type) Used for Biogas Production at a Pig Farm – Pampillón-González L – Journal of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology

Bacterial perspectives on the dissemination of antibiotic resistance genes in domestic wastewater bio-treatment systems: beneficiary to victim – Dong Wu – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Effect of ammonia on the active microbiome and metagenome and from stable full-scale digesters – J.Ruiz-Sánchez – Bioresource Technology

Droplet distribution and airborne bacteria in an experimental shower unit – C.E.Estrada-Perez – Water Research

Food Microbiology

Environmental Microbiota Drives Microbial Succession and Metabolic Profiles during Chinese Liquor Fermentation – Xueshan Wang – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Shotgun metagenomics and volatilome profile of the microbiota of fermented sausages -Ilario Ferrocino –  Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Probiotics / prebiotics

Bifidobacterium longum 1714 as a translational psychobiotic: modulation of stress, electrophysiology and neurocognition in healthy volunteers – A P Allen  – Translational Psychiatry

Phage and viruses

High HPV16 E6 viral load in the oral cavity is associated with an increased number of bacteria: A preliminary study – Hideo Shigeishi – Biomedical Reports

Kullback Leibler divergence in complete bacterial and phage genomes – Sajia Akhter – PeerJ

Review: The human gut virome: form and function – Lesley A. Ogilvie – Emerging Topics in Life Sciences

Deep sequencing reveals high bacterial diversity and phylogenetic novelty in pit mud from Luzhou Laojiao cellars for Chinese strong-flavor Baijiu – Mao-KeLiu – Food Research International

Bioinformatics

Accurate Determination of Bacterial Abundances in Human Metagenomes Using Full-length 16S Sequencing Reads – Fanny Perraudeau – bioRxiv

MetaLab: an automated pipeline for metaproteomic data analysis – Kai Cheng – Microbiome

ASAR: visual analysis of metagenomes in R – Askarbek Orakov – Bioinformatics

Bacteria & Biofuels

Metabolome analysis reveals a role for glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate dehydrogenase in the inhibition of C. thermocellum by ethanol – Liang Tian – Biotechnology for Biofuels

Biophotovoltaics: Conversion of Light Energy to Bioelectricity Through Photosynthetic Microbial Fuel Cell Technology – Rashmi Chandra – Microbial Fuel Cell

Techniques

Electron microscopy reveals unique nano forms of bacterial spores – Sumanta Ghosh – bioRxiv

Continuous and High-throughput Electromechanical Lysis of Bacterial Pathogens using Ion Concentration Polarization – Minseok Kim – Analytical Chemistry

Microbes in the news

A New Antibiotic Weakness—Drugs Themselves Help Bacteria Survive

Exercise Changes Gut Microbial Composition Independent of Diet, Study Shows

Bacteria and obesity: Reviewing the connection between gut bacteria, obesity, and diet

Bacteria & Art

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