May 14, 2022

Human and General Microbiome

Gut Microbiome

Noninvasive assessment of gut function using transcriptional recording sentinel cells – Florian Schmidt – Science

Perspective about this paper: Recording bacterial responses to changes in the gut environment – Liron Zahavi – Science

Contribution of the Microbiome to Western Diet-Induced Gene Expression Changes in the Intestine and Vasculature – Alyssa N Cavalier – FASEB Journal

The Gut Microbiota Metabolite Succinate promotes Adipose Tissue Browning in Crohn’s Disease – D Monfort-Ferré – Journal of Crohn’s & Colitis

Changes in Gut Microbiome Composition with Healthy Aging in Humans: Links to Vascular Endothelial Function – Nathan Greenberg – FASEB Journal

The Gut Microbiota Modulates Gene Expression in the Kidney – Brittni Moore – FASEB Journal

Rapid evolution and strain turnover in the infant gut microbiome – Daisy W Chen – Genome Research

Review: The role of short-chain fatty acids in Clostridioides difficile infection: A review – Zi-Rou Ouyang – Anaerobe

Respiratory Microbiome

Lung microbiome composition and bronchial epithelial gene expression in patients with COPD versus healthy individuals: a bacterial 16S rRNA gene sequencing and host transcriptomic analysis – Mohammadali Yavari Ramsheh – The Lancet. Microbe

Therapeutic Targeting of the Respiratory Microbiome – Sanjay H Chotirmall – American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

Temporal Dynamics of the Nasopharyngeal Microbiome and its Relationship with Childhood Asthma Exacerbation – Jinpao Hou – Microbiology Spectrum

Oral Microbiome

Role of Oral Microbiota Biofilms in Recurrent Tonsillitis and Sleep-Disordered Breathing in Children – Thibault Allain – FASEB Journal

Oral Microbiota of Amazonian Kichwa Infants From Equador During the First Six Months of Life – Diana Maldonado Lino – FASEB Journal

Child saliva microbiota and caries: a randomized controlled maternal education trial in rural Uganda – Grace K M Muhoozi – Scientific Reports

Microbiome and Cancer

Review: Gut microbiota: Role and Association with Tumorigenesis in Different Malignancies – Altamas Ali – Molecular Biology Reports

Fusobacterium nucleatum as a Marker for Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition in Colorectal Cancer – Angela Huang – FASEB Journal

L-norvaline affects the proliferation of breast cancer cells based on the microbiome and metabolome analysis – Qin Zhu – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Microbiome across Age

Integrative multiomics analysis reveals host-microbe-metabolite interplays associated with the aging process in Singaporeans – Liwei Chen – Gut Microbes

Association of antibiotics exposure within the first 2 years after birth with subsequent childhood type 1 diabetes – Dahye Lee – Endocrine

Review: The resistance within: Antibiotic disruption of the gut microbiome and resistome dynamics in infancy – Robert Thänert – Cell Host & Microbe

Review: The developing infant gut microbiome: A strain-level view – Hagay Enav – Cell Host & Microbe

Multi-site Microbiome

The healthy female microbiome across body sites: effect of hormonal contraceptives and the menstrual cycle – Maria Christine Krog – Human Reproduction

Multi-scale study of the oral and gut environments in children with high and low threshold peanut allergy – Lingdi Zhang – The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Beneficial Microbes and Compounds

Supplementation with a probiotic mixture accelerates gut microbiome maturation and reduces intestinal inflammation in extremely preterm infants – Jumana Samara – Cell host & Microbe

Review: Effective Regulation of Gut Microbiota With Probiotics and Prebiotics May Prevent or Alleviate COVID-19 Through the Gut-Lung Axis – Lei Xu – Frontiers in Pharmacology

Review: A Reciprocal Link Between Gut Microbiota, Inflammation and Depression: A Place for Probiotics? – Ahmed Eltokhi – Frontiers in Neuroscience

Animal Model Microbiome

Reduced housing density improves statistical power of murine gut microbiota studies – Amber Russell – Cell Reports

Investigation of Effects of Hyperglycaemia on the Lung Microbiome in Diabetic Mice – Stanislavs Vasiljevs – FASEB Journal

Dietary Impacts on Changes in Diversity and Abundance of the Murine Microbiome During Progression and Treatment of Cancer – Holly Paden – FASEB Journal

Impact of Gut R. torques on Type 2 Diabetes in Selenium-deficient Mice – Ying-Chen Huang – FASEB Journal

Interaction between gut microbiota dysbiosis and lung infection as gut-lung axis caused by Streptococcus suis in mouse model – Wenjie Yang – Microbiological Research

The influence of maternal unhealthy diet on maturation of offspring gut microbiota in rat – Kyoko Hasebe – Animal Microbiome

Lactoferrin modulates gut microbiota and Toll-like receptors (TLRs) in mice with dysbiosis induced by antibiotics – Andrea Bellés – Food & Function

Non-Model Animal Microbiome

Serotonin modulates insect gut bacterial community homeostasis – Tian Zeng – BMC Biology

Plant and Soil Microbiome

Natural variation in root exudation of GABA and DIMBOA impacts the maize root endosphere and rhizosphere microbiomes – Peng Wang – Journal of Experimental Botany

Beyond the snapshot: identification of the timeless, enduring indicator microbiome informing soil fertility and crop production in alkaline soils – Jianwei Zhang – Environmental Microbiome

Environmental Microbiome

The role of microbiome in carbon sequestration and environment security during wastewater treatment – Xuefeng Zhu – The Science of the Total Environment

Bioinformatics and Microbiome Analysis

Variational Approximation-Based Model Selection for Microbial Network Inference – Shibu Yooseph – Journal of Computational Biology

Review: Opportunities and challenges of using metagenomic data to bring uncultured microbes into cultivation – Sijia Liu – Microbiome

May 11, 2022

General microbiome

[REVIEW]Cross-talk between the microbiome and chronic inflammation in esophageal cancer: potential driver of oncogenesis – Sharma et al. – Cancer and Metastasis Reviews

Systematic and quantitative view of the antiviral arsenal of prokaryotes – Tesson et al. – Nature Communications

Pregnancy and early life

A randomized controlled trial of the effects of whole grains versus refined grains diets on the microbiome in pregnancy – Sun et al. – Scientific Reports

Should we modulate the neonatal microbiome and what should be the goal? – van Best – Microbiome

[Commentary]Space travel and early childhood gut microbiome: is space dirty enough to raise a child? – Loh, Henriques & Tang – Future Microbiology

Human skin microbiome

[PREPRINT]On-person adaptive evolution of Staphylococcus aureus during treatment for atopic dermatitis – Key et al. – bioRxiv

Human oral microbiome

Oral microbiome of Crohn’s Disease patients with and without oral manifestations – Hu et al. – Journal of Crohn’s and Colitis

Integrating the salivary microbiome in the forensic toolkit by 16S rRNA gene: potential application in body fluid identification and biogeographic inference – Liang et al. – International Journal of Legal Medicine

Human gut microbiome

An approach for evaluating the effects of dietary fiber polysaccharides on the human gut microbiome and plasma proteome – Delannoy-Bruno et al. – PNAS

A randomization-based causal inference framework for uncovering environmental exposure effects on human gut microbiota – Sommer et al. – PLOS Computational Biology

Microbiota and gastric cancer – Bessede & Megraud – Seminars in Cancer Biology

[REVIEW]Host—microbial interactions in metabolic diseases: from diet to immunity – Lee & Park – Journal of Microbiology

A randomized controlled trial for response of microbiome network to exercise and diet intervention in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease – Cheng et al. – Nature Communications

Animal experiments

Sex-dependent host-microbiome dynamics in zebrafish: Implications for toxicology and gastrointestinal physiology – Martyniuk et al. – Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part D: Genomics and Proteomics

Comprehensive 16S rRNA and metagenomic data from the gut microbiome of aging and rejuvenation mouse models – Shin et al. – Scientific data

A total infectome approach to understand the etiology of infectious disease in pigs – Huang et al. – Microbiome

Synergistic interaction of gut microbiota enhances the growth of nematode through neuroendocrine signaling – Lo et al. – Current Biology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Unraveling global and diazotrophic bacteriomes of boreal forest floor feather mosses and their environmental drivers at the ecosystem and at the plant scale in North America – Renaudin, Laforest-Lapointe & Bellenger – Science of The Total Environment

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

Antimicrobial resistance in Antarctica: is it still a pristine environment? – Hwengwere et al. – Microbiome

[PREPRINT]Evolutionary ecology of microbial populations inhabiting deep sea sediments associated with cold seeps – Dong et al. – bioRxiv

Bioinformatics

Evaluating metagenomic assembly approaches for biome-specific gene catalogues – Delgado & Andersson – Microbiome

Compare the performance of multiple binary classification models in microbial high-throughput sequencing datasets – Xu et al. – Science of The Total Environment

May 5, 2022

Today’s digest features a review on the role of bacterial translocation (especially oral-gut axis) in health and disease, a proof-of-concept study on probiotics on processing of negative emotions in humans, and more. Happy reading!

Let’s talk microbiome science at the next #MVIF!

Sterile (?) environment

Comprehensive human amniotic fluid metagenomics supports the sterile womb hypothesis – HanChen Wang – Scientific Reports

Probiotics

Lactobacillus acidophilus, L. plantarum, L. rhamnosus, and L. reuteri Cell-Free Supernatants Inhibit Candida parapsilosis Pathogenic Potential upon Infection of Vaginal Epithelial Cells Monolayer and in a Transwell Coculture System In Vitro – Luca Spaggiari – Microbiology Spectrum

*Probiotic Mixture Containing Lactobacillus helveticus, Bifidobacterium longum and Lactiplantibacillus plantarum Affects Brain Responses Toward an Emotional Task in Healthy Subjects: A Randomized Clinical Trial – Julia Rode – Frontiers in Nutrition

Vaginal microbiome

Identification and characterization of novel endolysins targeting Gardnerella vaginalis biofilms to treat bacterial vaginosis – Sara Arroyo-Moreno – npj Biofilms and Microbiomes

Gut microbiome

*Review: Deciphering mechanisms and implications of bacterial translocation in human health and disease – Shen Jin – Current Opinion in Microbiology

Two Competing Guilds as a Core Microbiome Signature for Chronic Diseases – Guojun Wu – bioRxiv

Neonatal Immune Challenge influences the Microbiota and Behaviour in a Sexually Dimorphic Manner – A. Cuskelly – Brain, Behavior, and Immunity

Review: Diet- and microbiota-related metabolite, 5-aminovaleric acid betaine (5-AVAB), in health and disease – Retu Haikonen – Trends in Endocrinology & Metabolism

Gut mycobiome

Review: “Molding” immunity—modulation of mucosal and systemic immunity by the intestinal mycobiome in health and disease – Mackenzie W. Gutierrez – Nature Mucosal Immunology

Animal experiments

Evolution of the murine gut resistome following broad-spectrum antibiotic treatment – Laura de Nies – Nature Communications & Behind the paper here.

Plant, root/soil microbiome

*Sugars dominate the seagrass rhizosphere – E. Maggie Sogin – Nature Ecology & Evolution

Viruses

A snapshot of the global drinking water virome: Diversity and metabolic potential vary with residual disinfectant use – Bridget Hegarty – Water Research

Techniques

Fast quantification of gut bacterial species in cocultures using flow cytometry and supervised classification – Charlotte C. van de Velde – ISME Communications

Bioinformatics

A deep siamese neural network improves metagenome-assembled genomes in microbiome datasets across different environments – Shaojun Pan – Nature Communications

HiFine: integrating Hi-c-based and shotgun-based methods to reFine binning of metagenomic contigs – Yuxuan Du and Fengzhu Sun – Bioinformatics

happi: a Hierarchical Approach to Pangenomics Inference – Pauline Trinh – bioRxiv

Investigating the impact of database choice on the accuracy of metagenomic read classification for the rumen microbiome – Rebecca H. Smit – bioRxiv

TAMPA: interpretable analysis and visualization of metagenomics-based taxon abundance profiles – Varuni Sarwal – bioRxiv

May 3, 2022

General microbiome

Longitudinal multi-omics analyses link gut microbiome dysbiosis with recurrent urinary tract infections in women – Worby et al. Nature Microbiology. 2022

Human gut microbiome

Unfavourable intrauterine environment contributes to abnormal gut microbiome and metabolome in twins – Yang et al. Gut

Dosing a synbiotic of human milk oligosaccharides and B. infantis leads to reversible engraftment in healthy adult microbiomes without antibiotics – Button et al. Cell Host & Microbe

Gut microbial similarity in twins is driven by shared environment and aging – Vilchez-Vargas et al. eBioMedicine

Gut Microbiome Alterations Associated with Diabetes in Mexican Americans in South Texas. Kwan et al. mSystems

Human respiratory & oral microbiome

Metagenomic sequencing reveals time, host, and body compartment-specific viral dynamics after lung transplantation – Widder et al. Microbiome

Polymicrobial Interactions of Oral Microbiota: a Historical Review and Current Perspective – Zhang et al. mBio

Animal experiments

Effects of ‘Healthy’ Fecal Microbiota Transplantation against the Deterioration of Depression in Fawn-Hooded Rats – Hu et al. mSystems

Water/Extremophile microbiome

Metagenome-assembled genomes of phytoplankton microbiomes from the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans – Duncan et al. Microbiome

Bioinformatics

Compositionally Aware Phylogenetic Beta-Diversity Measures Better Resolve Microbiomes Associated with Phenotype – Martino et al. mSystems

BiomeHorizon: Visualizing Microbiome Time Series Data in R – Fink et al. mSystems

Comparative Analysis and Data Provenance for 1,113 Bacterial Genome Assemblies. Yarmosh et al. mSphere

Non microbiome picks

Ancestry-inclusive dog genomics challenges popular breed stereotypes – Morrill et al. Science. 

Dietary fibre in hypertension and cardiovascular disease management: systematic review and meta-analyses – Reynolds et al. BMC Medicine

April 23, 2022

Human and General Microbiome

Review: Fecal microbiota transplantation for people living with HIV: A scoping review – Brenda Caira-Chuquineyra – AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses

Review: Microbiota-derived tryptophan metabolites in vascular inflammation and cardiovascular disease – Nadja Paeslack – Amino Acids

Review: Role of diet and its effects on the gut microbiome in the pathophysiology of mental disorders – J Horn – Translational Psychiatry

Short Communication: Longitudinal analysis of the impact of oral contraceptive use on the gut microbiome – Xinwei Hua – Journal of Medical Microbiology

Longitudinal gut virome analysis identifies specific viral signatures that precede necrotizing enterocolitis onset in preterm infants – Emily A Kaelin – Nature Microbiology

Microbiomes of Urine and the Prostate Are Linked to Human Prostate Cancer Risk Groups – Rachel Hurst – European Urology Oncology

Alterations of mucosa-attached microbiome and epithelial cell numbers in the cystic fibrosis small intestine with implications for intestinal disease – Jennifer Kelly – Scientific Reports

Peptidoglycan from Akkermansia muciniphila MucT: chemical structure and immunostimulatory properties of muropeptides – Pilar Garcia-Vello – Glycobiology

Impact of Food Origin Lactiplantibacillus plantarum Strains on the Human Intestinal Microbiota in an in vitro System – Natalia Garcia-Gonzalez – Frontiers in Microbiology

Plasma branched-chain and aromatic amino acids correlate with the gut microbiota and severity of Parkinson’s disease – Yi Zhang – NPJ Parkinson’s Disease

Smallpox vaccination induces a substantial increase in commensal skin bacteria that promote pathology and influence the host response – Evgeniya V Shmeleva – PLoS Pathogens

Integrated fecal microbiome-metabolome signatures reflect stress and serotonin metabolism in irritable bowel syndrome – Zlatan Mujagic – Gut Microbes

Multi-omics analyses of serum metabolome, gut microbiome and brain function reveal dysregulated microbiota-gut-brain axis in bipolar depression – Zhiming Li – Molecular Psychiatry

Abnormal gut microbiota and bile acids in patients with first-episode major depressive disorder and the correlation analysis – Ning Sun – Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences

Analysis of the Vulvar Skin Microbiota in Asymptomatic Women and Patients With Vulvar Lichen Sclerosus Based on 16S rRNA Sequencing – Xiaoxiao Liu – Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology

A secondary metabolite drives intraspecies antagonism in a gut symbiont that is inhibited by cell-wall acetylation – Mustafa Özçam – Cell Host & Microbe

Animal Microbiome

Functional, transcriptional, and microbial shifts associated with healthy pulmonary aging in rhesus macaques – Nicholas S Rhoades – Cell Reports

Characterisation of the symbionts in the Mediterranean fruit fly gut – Mike Darrington – Microbial Genomics

Stability of the Microbiome of the Sponge Mycale (Oxymycale) acerata in the Western Antarctic Peninsula – Lea Happel – Frontiers in Microbiology

Gut Microbiota-Testis Axis: FMT Mitigates High-Fat Diet-Diminished Male Fertility via Improving Systemic and Testicular Metabolome – Yanan Hao – Microbiology Spectrum

Gut Microbiota of Wild Fish as Reporters of Compromised Aquatic Environments Sleuthed through Machine Learning – John Turner – Physiological Genomics

Plant Microbiome

Microbiome and related structural features of Earth’s most archaic plant indicate early plant symbiosis attributes – Anchittha Satjarak – Scientific Reports

Synthetic bacterial community derived from a desert rhizosphere confers salt stress resilience to tomato in the presence of a soil microbiome – Lucas Schmitz – The ISME Journal

Environmental Microbiology

Chemotaxis shapes the microscale organization of the ocean’s microbiome – Jean-Baptiste Raina – Nature

Catabolism of sialic acids in an environmental microbial community – Sergio Tomás-Martínez – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Genomic and metabolic adaptations of biofilms to ecological windows of opportunity in glacier-fed streams – Susheel Bhanu Busi – Nature Communications

Bioinformatics

Host phenotype classification from human microbiome data is mainly driven by the presence of microbial taxa – Renato Giliberti – PLoS Computational Biology

Metagenomic signatures of balancing selection in the human gut – Andrew H Moeller – Molecular Ecology

Techniques

Method for absolute quantification of short chain fatty acids via reverse phase chromatography mass spectrometry – Dominique G Bihan – PloS One

April 20, 2022

General microbiome

How the gut talks to the brain – Adamantidis – Science

Pregnancy and early life

Relationship between gut microbiome characteristics and the effect of nutritional therapy on glycemic control in pregnant women with gestational diabetes mellitus – Chen et al. – PLOS One

Dynamics of the infant gut microbiota in the first 18 months of life: the impact of maternal HIV infection and breastfeeding – Grant-Beurmann et al. – Microbiome

Human respiratory microbiome

The diagnostic value of nasal microbiota and clinical parameters in a multi-parametric prediction model to differentiate bacterial versus viral infections in lower respiratory tract infections – Li et al. – PLOS One

Human skin microbiome

The Chronic Wound Phageome: Phage Diversity and Associations with Wounds and Healing Outcomes – Verbanic, Deacon & Chen – Microbiology Spectrum

Human vaginal microbiome

Vaginal microbiota as an unusual cause of spondylodiscitis – Kolakowska et al. – Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics

Human gut microbiome

Environmental factors shaping the gut microbiome in a Dutch population – Gacesa et al. – Nature

Predictive Role of Gut Microbiota in Weight Loss Achievement after Bariatric Surgery – Gutierrez-Repiso et al. – Journal of the American College of Surgeons

Intestinal Blautia may protect against neutropenic fever in allogeneic transplant patients by augmenting the intestinal epithelium – Rashidi et al. – Clinical Infectious Diseases

Clinical Observation of the Effects of Oral Opioid on Inflammatory Cytokines and Gut Microbiota in Patients with Moderate to Severe Cancer Pain: A Retrospective Cohort Study – Wang et al. – Pain and Therapy

The human gut microbiota contributes to type-2 diabetes non-resolution 5-years after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass – Debedat et al. – Gut Microbes

The gut microbial metabolite formate exacerbates colorectal cancer progression – Ternes et al. – Nature Metabolism

Drinking water chlorination has minor effects on the intestinal flora and resistomes of Bangladeshi children – Nadimpalli et al. – Nature Microbiology

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

The microbiota-gut-brain axis participates in chronic cerebral hypoperfusion by disrupting the metabolism of short-chain fatty acids – Xiao et al. – Microbiome

Effect of gluten-free diet and antibiotics on murine gut microbiota and immune response to tetanus vaccination – Kihl et al. – PLOS One

Hawk tea prevents high-fat diet-induced obesity in mice by activating the AMPK/ACC/SREBP1c signaling pathways and regulating the gut microbiota – Tao et al. – Food & Function

Changes in gut microbiota, metabolite SCFAs, and GPR43 expression in obese diabetic mice after sleeve gastrectomy – Guo et al. – Journal of Applied Microbiology

The gut microbiome influences host diet selection behavior – Trevelline & Kohl – PNAS

High-fat diet disrupts REG3γ and gut microbial rhythms promoting metabolic dysfunction – Frazier et al. – Cell Host & Microbe

Animal microbiome (for animals in the wild)

Intrinsic and extrinsic factors influence on an omnivore’s gut microbiome – Trujillo et al. – PLOS One

Effects of Schyzocotyle acheilognathi (Yamaguti, 1934) infection on the intestinal microbiota, growth and immune reactions of grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) – Fu et al. – PLOS One

Virome in the cloaca of wild and breeding birds revealed a diversity of significant viruses – Shan et al. – Microbiome

Interspecies microbiome transplantation recapitulates microbial acquisition in mosquitoes – Coon, Hedge & Hughes

Gut microbiota promote biotransformation and bioaccumulation of arsenic in tilapia – Environmental Pollution

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Linnemannia elongata (Mortierellaceae) stimulates Arabidopsis thaliana aerial growth and responses to auxin, ethylene, and reactive oxygen species – Vandepol et al. – PLOS One

Bacterial and fungal microbiota of total mixed ration silage stored at various temperatures – Wali et al. – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Bioinformatics

Single cell genome sequencing of laboratory mouse microbiota improves taxonomic and functional resolution of this model microbial community – Lyalina – PLOS One

Techniques

THOR’s Hammer: the Antibiotic Koreenceine Drives Gene Expression in a Model Microbial Community – Hurley et al. – mBio

Microbes in the news

Bacteria generate electricity from methane

March 31, 2022

General microbiome

Whole genome sequencing and gene sharing network analysis powered by machine learning identifies antibiotic resistance sharing between animals, humans and environment in livestock farming – Peng et al. – PLOS Computational Biology

[PREPRINT]Superfast Evolution of Multi-drug Antibiotic Resistance – Zhang et al. – bioRxiv

Pregnancy and early life

Identification of the specific microbial community compositions in saliva associated with periodontitis during pregnancy – Narita & Kodama – Clinical Oral Investigations

Vaginal microbiome

Impact of Topical Interventions on the Vaginal Microbiota and Metabolome in Postmenopausal Women – Srinivasan et al. – JAMA Network Open

Human gut microbiome

[REVIEW]The interplay between anticancer challenges and the microbial communities from the gut – Hobson et al. – European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases

[EDITORIAL]Unraveling disease pathways involving the gut microbiota: the need for deep phenotyping and longitudinal data – Meyer et al. – The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

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

The Effects of Stevia Consumption on Gut Bacteria: Friend or Foe? – Kasti et al. – Microorganisms

Jejunoileal mucosal growth in mice with a limited microbiome – Shaughnessy – PLOS One

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Reproducible Propagation of Species-Rich Soil Bacterial Communities Suggests Robust Underlying Deterministic Principles of Community Formation – Causevic et al. – mSystems

Built environment (subways, indoor surfaces)

A quantitative microbial risk assessment for touchscreen user interfaces using an asymmetric transfer gradient transmission mode – di Battista – PLOS One

Forensics

Postmortem Skeletal Microbial Community Composition and Function in Buried Human Remains – Emmons et al. – mSystems

Bioinformatics

Microbial Identification Using rRNA Operon Region: Database and Tool for Metataxonomics with Long-Read Sequence – Seol et al. – Microbiology Spectrum

Techniques

Long-Term Incubation of Lake Water Enables Genomic Sampling of Consortia Involving Planctomycetes and Candidate Phyla Radiation Bacteria – Jaffe et al. – mSystems

March 7, 2022

hard to do science

Originally tweeted by Peter Fabian (@PeterFabianLab) on March 4, 2022.


General microbiome

Microbial invasion of a toxic medium is facilitated by a resident community but inhibited as the community co-evolves – Philippe Piccardi – bioRxiv

Could a Focus on the “Why” of Taxonomy Help Taxonomy Better Respond to the Needs of Science and Society? – Leighton Pritchard – Preprints

Vaginal microbiome

Cysteine dependence of Lactobacillus iners is a potential therapeutic target for vaginal microbiota modulation – Seth M. Bloom – Nature Microbiology

Citizen-science map of the vaginal microbiome – Sarah Lebeer – Research Square

Insight into the ecology of vaginal bacteria through integrative analyses of metagenomic and metatranscriptomic data – Michael T France – Genome Biology

Urinary microbiome

Review: The gut, vaginal, and urine microbiome in overactive bladder: a systematic review – Christina Sze – International Urogynecology Journal

Gut microbiome

Identification of antimicrobial peptides from the human gut microbiome using deep learning – Yue Ma – Nature Biotechnology

Microbiome risk profiles as biomarkers for inflammatory and metabolic disorders – Amira Metwaly – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Animal microbiome

Temporal variations shape the gut microbiome ecology of the moth Brithys crini – Jesús Marín-Miret – Environmental Microbiology

Bioinformatics

Systematically assessing microbiome–disease associations identifies drivers of inconsistency in metagenomic research – Braden T. Tierney – PlosBiology

MultiBaC: An R package to remove batch effects in multi-omic experiments – Manuel Ugidos – Bioinformatics

HiCBin: binning metagenomic contigs and recovering metagenome-assembled genomes using Hi-C contact maps – Yuxuan Du & Fengzhu Sun – Genome Biology


TOMORROW MVIF #7 and the latest microbiome science!

Hey #microbiome people! 🦠
In MARCH there is #MVIF #7!

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Originally tweeted by Microbiome Virtual International Forum (@MicrobiomeVIF) on February 17, 2022.

February 16, 2022

Happy Wednesday! Today’s digest includes two gut-brain axis papers from Sarkis Mazmanian’s lab at CalTech. The first article, published in Nature, found that 4-ethylphenol (4EPS) produced by gut microbes from dietary tyrosine was capable of entering the brain and changing gene expression, brain cell interactions, and brain functions. In the second study, published in Nature Medicine, oral administration of the adsorbent AB-2004–which can bind and sequester phenolic compounds–led to reduced levels of gut 4EPS and decreased anxiety in human adolescents with autism spectrum disorder.

I have also included an article published by my thesis lab in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology looking at the impact of seasons on the respiratory microbiome and asthma exacerbations in children.

Finally, there is an interesting paper by Baranova et al. in which the authors identify a bacterial species ubiquitous across multiple wild animals that appears to have novel functions for pathogen control or microbiome remodeling. Happy reading!

General Microbiome
Scale-dependent tipping points of bacterial colonization resistance. – Karita, Y. et al., PNAS.

Microbial protection favors parasite tolerance and alters host-parasite coevolutionary dynamics. – Rafaluk-Mohr, C. et al., Current Biology.

Human Respiratory Microbiome
Seasonal Airway Microbiome and Transcriptome Interactions Promote Childhood Asthma Exacerbations. – McCauley, K.E. et al., The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

Human Skin Microbiome
Secreted Toxins From Staphylococcus aureus Strains Isolated From Keratinocyte Skin Cancers Mediate Pro-tumorigenic Inflammatory Responses in the Skin. – Krueger, A. et al., Frontiers in Microbiology.

Aged related human skin microbiome and mycobiome in Korean women. – Kim, H-J. et al., Scientific Reports.

Human Vaginal Microbiome
Extracellular Vesicles Generated by Gram-Positive Bacteria Protect Human Tissues Ex Vivo From HIV-1 Infection. – Costantini, P.E. et al., Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology.

Gut-Brain Axis
A gut-derived metabolite alters brain activity and anxiety behavior in mice. – Needham, B.D. et al., Nature.

Safety and target engagement of an oral small-molecule sequestrant in adolescents with autism spectrum disorder: an open-label phase 1b/2a trial. – Campbell, A.S., Needham, B.D., Meyers, C.R. et al., Nature Medicine.

Animal Experiments
Tryptophan-derived microbial metabolites activate the aryl hydrocarbon receptor in tumor-associated macrophages to suppress anti-tumor immunity. – Hezaveh, K. et al., Immunity.

Stochastic microbiome assembly depends on context. – Jones, E.W. et al., PNAS.

IBD-Associated Atg16L1T300A Polymorphism Regulates Commensal Microbiota of the Intestine. – Liu, H. et al., Frontiers in Immunology.

A homeostatic interferon-lambda response to bacterial microbiota stimulates preemptive antiviral defense within discrete pockets of intestinal epithelium. – Van Winkle, J.A. et al. eLife.

Enteric nervous system modulation of luminal pH modifies the microbial environment to promote intestinal health. – Hamilton, M.K. et al., PLoS Pathogens.

Animal Microbiome
Characterization of the Gut Microbiome and Resistomes of Wild and Zoo-Captive Macaques. – Jia, T. et al., Frontiers in Veterinary Science.

Deep Functional Profiling of Wild Animal Microbiomes Reveals Probiotic Bacillus pumilus Strains with a Common Biosynthetic Fingerprint. – Baranova, M.N. et al., International Journal of Molecular Sciences.

Plant, Root, and Soil Microbiome
Plant immunity suppression via PHR1-RALF-FERONIA shapes the root microbiome to alleviate phosphate starvation. – Tang, J. et al., The EMBO Journal.

Extracts from Environmental Strains of Pseudomonas spp. Effectively Control Fungal Plant Diseases. – Librizzi, V. et al., Plants.

Mega-fire in Redwood Tanoak Forest Reduces Bacterial and Fungal Richness and Selects for Pyrophilous Taxa that are Phylogenetically Conserved. – Enright, D.J. et al., Molecular Ecology.

Water and Extremophile Microbiome
Analysis of antibiotic resistance genes reveals its important role in influencing the community structure of ocean microbiome. – Yang, P. et al., The Science of the Total Environment.

Seaweeds influence oyster microbiota and disease susceptibility. – Dugeny, E. et al., The Journal of Animal Ecology.

Air Microbiome
Vertical stratification of the air microbiome in the lower troposphere. – Drautz-Moses, D.I. et al., PNAS.

Bioinformatics
Evaluating supervised and unsupervised background noise correction in human gut microbiome data. – Briscoe, L. et al., PLoS Computational Biology.

February 4, 2022

Today’s digest is super diverse (read cool!): novel genes from uncultivated prokaryotes, a new Latilactobacillus species isolated from leaves of a strawberry plant (read the full 🍓 story behind the paper!), the benchmarking study of taxonomic profilers for long-read shotgun metagenomic datasets, and more. The first Issue of a new international peer-reviewed, open access, microbiome-oriented journal – the Microbiome Research Reports – is out with one original article, one perspective and four reviews.
And, a bit of shameless self-promotion, check out my preprint on urinary microbiome of healthy European women!
Happy Friday!

Global microbiome

*Functional and evolutionary significance of unknown genes from uncultivated taxa – Alvaro Rodríguez – bioRxiv

Ear microbiome

The adult microbiome of healthy and otitis patients: Definition of the core healthy and diseased ear microbiomes – Maria Burton – PlosOne

Respiratory microbiome

Intestinal Akkermansia muciniphila predicts clinical response to PD-1 blockade in patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer – Lisa Derosa – Nature Medicine

Associations and recovery dynamics of the nasopharyngeal microbiota during influenza‑like illness in the aging population – Sudarshan A. Shetty – Scientific Reports

Genomic diversity and antimicrobial resistance of Prevotella species isolated from chronic lung disease airways – Kasey A. Webb – Microbial Genomics

Gut microbiome

Effect of host genetics on the gut microbiome in 7,738 participants of the Dutch Microbiome Project – Esteban A. Lopera-Maya – Nature Genetics


The gut bacterial community potentiates Clostridioides difficile infection severity – Nicholas A Lesniak – bioRxiv

Emergent evolutionary forces in spatial models of microbial growth in the human gut microbiota – Olivia M. Ghosh and Benjamin H. Good – bioRxiv

Review: Microbiome-based therapeutics – Matthew T. Sorbara and Eric G. Pamer – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Review: Multimodal interactions of drugs, natural compounds and pollutants with the gut microbiota –Anna E. Lindell – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Review: Gut microbiome and health: mechanistic insights – Willem M de Vos – Gut

Vaginal microbiome

Gardnerella vaginalis induces matrix metalloproteinases in the cervicovaginal epithelium through TLR-2 activation – Kristin D. Gerson – American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology/SMFM 42nd Annual Meeting: The Pregnancy Meeting

Urinary microbiome

*Extended bacterial diversity of the urinary microbiome of reproductive-age healthy European women captured by culturomics and long-read amplicon sequencing – Svetlana Ugarcina Perovic – bioRxiv


Phylogenetic analysis and antimicrobial susceptibility profile of uropathogens – Hanif Ullah – PlosOne

Multidrug-resistant Uro-associated Escherichia coli Populations and Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections in Patients Performing Clean Intermittent Self-catheterisation – Catherine Mowbray – European Urology Open Science

Plant microbiome

*Latilactobacillus fragifolii sp. nov., isolated from leaves of a strawberry plant (Fragaria x ananassa) – Marie Legein – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Ecology and potential functions of plant-associated microbial communities in cold environments – Malek Marian – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Animal microbiome

Gut microbiome of the largest living rodent harbors unprecedented enzymatic systems to degrade plant polysaccharides – Lucelia Cabral – Nature Communications

Review: Pesticide-induced disturbances of bee gut microbiotas – Michelle Z Hotchkiss – FEMS Microbiology Reviews

Animal experiments

Effect of a freeze-dried coffee solution in a high-fat diet-induced obesity model in rats: Impact on inflammatory response, lipid profile, and gut microbiota – Marilia Hermes Cavalcanti – PlosOne

Gut microbiota and butyrate contribute to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in premenopause due to estrogen deficiency – Limin Liu – PlosOne

Techniques

BIOME-Preserve: A novel storage and transport medium for preserving anaerobic microbiota samples for culture recovery – Embriette R. Hyde – PlosOne

Species-targeted sorting and cultivation of commensal bacteria from the gut microbiome using flow cytometry under anaerobic conditions – Samuel Bellais – Microbiome

Bioinformatics

*Evaluation of taxonomic profiling methods for long-read shotgun metagenomic sequencing datasets – Daniel M Portik – bioRxiv

AGAMEMNON: an Accurate metaGenomics And MEtatranscriptoMics quaNtificatiON analysis suite – Giorgos Skoufos – Genome Biology

McComedy: A user-friendly tool for next-generation individual-based modeling of microbial consumer-resource systems – André Bogdanowski – Plos Computational Biology

VeChat: Correcting errors in long reads using variation graphs – Xiao Luo – bioRxiv

ReadBouncer: Precise and Scalable Adaptive Sampling for Nanopore Sequencing – Jens-Uwe Ulrich – bioRxiv


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