July 6, 2017

The microbiota of spotted hyenas, a review of potential interactions between olfactory sensation and the microbiome-gut-brain axis, phylogenetic analysis of host-microbe symbioses to examine the evolution of dependence over time.

General microbiome

Synthetic Microbial Ecology: Engineering Habitats for Modular Consortia – Sami Ben Said – Frontiers in Microbiology

The evolution of host-symbiont dependence – Roberta M Fisher – Nature Communications

Review: The microbiota revolution: Excitement and caution – Maria Rescigno – European Journal of Immunology

Review: The Microbiome and Blood Pressure: Can Microbes Regulate Our Blood Pressure? – Souhaila Al Khodor – Frontiers in Pediatrics

Human oral microbiome

Suppression of αvβ6 Integrin Expression by Polymicrobial Oral Biofilms in Gingival Epithelial Cells – Jiarui Bi – Scientific Reports

Proteomic shifts in multi-species oral biofilms caused by Anaeroglobus geminatus – Kai Bao – Scientific Reports

Human vaginal microbiome

Quantifying the human vaginal community state types (CSTs) with the species specificity index – Zhanshan Ma – PeerJ

Animal experiments

Effects of iron supplementation on growth, gut microbiota, metabolomics and cognitive development of rat pups – Erica E Alexeev – PLOS ONE

Review: Disruptive physiology: olfaction and the microbiome-gut-brain axis – John Bienenstock – Biological Reviews Cambridge Philosophical Society

Effects of melanin from Sepiella Maindroni ink (MSMI) on the intestinal Microbiome of mice – Hui Dong – BMC Microbiology

Animal microbiome

The Intestinal Eukaryotic and Bacterial Biome of Spotted Hyenas: The Impact of Social Status and Age on Diversity and Composition – Emanuel Heitlinger – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Perspective: The deep, hot biosphere: Twenty-five years of retrospection – Daniel R Colman – PNAS

Draft Genome Sequence of Pseudomonas koreensis CI12, a Bacillus cereus “Hitchhiker” from the Soybean Rhizosphere – Gabriel L Lozano – Genome Announcements

Warmer winters increase the rhizosphere carbon flow to mycorrhizal fungi more than to other microorganisms in a temperate grassland – Johanna Birgander – Global Change Biology

Negative plant-phyllosphere feedbacks in native Asteraceae hosts – a novel extension of the plant-soil feedback framework – Briana K Whitaker – Ecology Letters

Water and extremophile microbiome

Size and composition of subseafloor microbial community in the Benguela upwelling area examined from intact membrane lipid and DNA analysis – Thomas W Evans – Organic Geochemistry

FurukawaMarine microbes as a valuable resource for brand new industrial biocatalysts – Azadeh Beygmoradi – Biocatalysts and Agricultural Biotechnology

Antagonistic Interactions and Biofilm Forming Capabilities Among Bacterial Strains Isolated from the Egg Surfaces of Lake Sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) – M Fujimoto – Microbial Ecology

Probiotics/prebiotics

Effects of the probiotic Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis on the non-surgical treatment of periodontitis. A histomorphometric, microtomographic and immunohistochemical study in rats – Milla S T Ricoldi – PLOS ONE

Phages and viruses

Virus-host relationships of marine single-celled eukaryotes resolved from metatranscriptomics – Mohammad Moniruzzaman – Nature Communications

Occurrence of Bacillus thuringensis Bacteriophages in the Egyptian Arid Soil – Amel S M Abo-Senna – International Journal of Virology and Molecular Biology

Bioinformatics

A conceptual framework for quality assessment and management of biodiversity data – Allan Koch Veiga – PLOS ONE

Techniques

SParticle, an algorithm for the analysis of filamentous microorganisms in submerged cultures – Joost Willemse – bioRxiv

Mapping-based all-RNA-information sequencing analysis (ARIseq) pipeline simultaneously revealed taxonomic composition, gene expression, and their correlation in an acidic stream ecosystem – Arisa Tsuboi – bioRxiv

More microbes

Review: Metabolic engineering pathways for rare sugars biosynthesis, physiological functionalities, and applications – A review – Muhammad Bilal – Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition

Microbes in the news

Microbes aren’t the enemy, they’re a big part of who we are – Amy Loughman – Medical Xpress

What Cheese Can Tell Us About Antibiotic Resistance – Jason Tetro – Huffington Post Canada

Cases of recurrent Clostridium difficile infection are soaring – Medical Xpress

Helium ions reveal how viruses attack bacteria – ScienceDaily

June 28, 2017

Human vaginal microbiome

Vaginal seeding or vaginal microbial transfer from the mother to the cesarean born neonate: a commentary regarding clinical management – Thor Haahr – BJOG

Human gut microbiome

*Review: The resilience of the intestinal microbiota influences health and disease – Felix Sommer – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Other human microbiome

Urinary catheter-associated microbiota change in accordance with treatment and infection status – Laetitia Bossa – PLOS ONE

Dynamics of the Oral Microbiota as a Tool to Estimate Time Since Death – Joe Adserias Garriga – Molecular Oral Microbiology

Animal experiments

Tuftsin-Phosphorylcholine maintains normal gut microbiota in collagen induced arthritic mice – Hila Ben-Amram – Frontiers in Microbiology

Animal microbiome

The Diet and Gut Microbial Communities of Two Closely Related Combtooth Blennies, Chasmodes saburrae and Scartella cristata – Peter J. Hundt – Copeia

Variation in the microbiome of the urogenital tract of koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus) with and without “wet bottom” – Alistair R. Legione – bioRxiv

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Dominant Groups of Potentially Active Bacteria Shared by Barley Seeds become Less Abundant in Root Associated Microbiome – Luhua Yang – Frontiers in Plant Science

Understanding the variation of microbial community in heavy metals contaminated soil using high throughput sequencing – Honghong Guo – Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Root Hair Mutations Displace the Barley Rhizosphere Microbiota – Senga Robertson-Albertyn – Frontiers in Plant Science

*Review: Below-ground connections underlying above-ground food production: a framework for optimising ecological connections in the rhizosphere – Franciska T. de Vries – Journal of Ecology

Rhizosphere microorganisms affected by soil solarization and cover cropping in Capsicum annuum and Phaseolus lunatus agroecosystems – Nancy Kokalis-Burelle – Applied Soil Ecology

Bacterial community dynamics in the rhizosphere of a long-lived, leguminous shrub across a 40-year age sequence – Xiaofan Na – Journal of Soils and Sediments

Microbial populations of stony meteorites: Substrate controls on first colonisers – Alastair W. Tait – Frontiers in Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Microbial Diversity and Community Assembly across Environmental Gradients in Acid Mine Drainage – Wenkai Teng – Minerals

Abundance and Distribution of Microbial Cells and Viruses in an Alluvial Aquifer – Donald Pan – Frontiers in Microbiology

Metagenomics reveals niche partitioning within the phototrophic zone of a microbial mat – Jackson Z Lee – bioRxiv

Bioinformatics

Mixed Effect Dirichlet-Tree Multinomial for Longitudinal Microbiome Data and Weight Prediction – Yunfan Tang – arXiv

Segal’s Law, 16S rRNA gene sequencing, and the perils of foodborne pathogen detection within the American Gut Project – James B. Pettengill – PeerJ

Techniques

Assembly and Tracking of Microbial Community Development within a Microwell Array Platform – Andrea C. Timm – JOVE

May 21, 2017

Events and jobs

FULLY FUNDED POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW POSITION TO STUDY MICROBIOME-BEHAVIOR INTERACTIONS: PORTUGAL

General microbiome

Bioinorganic antimicrobial strategies in the resistance era – Regiel-Futyra et al, Coordination Chemistry Reviews

Biofilm microenvironment induces a widespread adaptive amino-acid fermentation pathway conferring strong fitness advantage in Escherichia coli – Letoffe et al, PLoS Genetics

A bloodstream infection by Ruminococcus gnavus in a patient with a gall bladder perforation – Kim et al, Anerobe

Microbial community compositional analysis for membrane bioreactor treating antibiotics containing wastewater – Zhu et al, Chemical Engineering Journal

Thermophilic Moorella thermoautotrophica-immobilized cathode enhanced microbial electrosynthesis of acetate and formate from CO2 – Yu et al, Bioelectrochemistry

Arumberiamorph structure in modern microbial mats: implications for Ediacaran palaeobiology – Kolesnikov et al, Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France

Succession in the petroleum reservoir microbiome through an oil field production lifecycle – Vigneron et al, ISME

Human respiratory microbiome

Population Genomic Analysis of 1,777 Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase-Producing Klebsiella pneumoniae Isolates, Houston, Texas: Unexpected Abundance of Clonal Group 307 – Long et al, Mbio

Human oral microbiome

Pro-resolving mediators in the regulation of periodontal disease – Van Dyke, Molecular Aspects of Medicine

A structure-derived snap-trap mechanism of a multispecific serpin from the dysbiotic human oral microbiome – Goulas et al, Journal of Biological Chemistry

Human gut microbiome

Is frozen fecal microbiota transplantation as effective as fresh fecal microbiota transplantation in patients with recurrent or refractory clostridium difficile infection: a meta-analysis? – Tang et al, Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease

Weight-loss interventions and gut microbiota changes in overweight and obese patients: a systematic review – Seganfredo et al, Obesity Reviews

 

Dysbiosis of Gut Microbiome and Its Impact on Epigenetic Regulation – Lee et al, Journal of Clinical Epigenetics

Hypoxia and Inactivity Related Physiological Changes (Constipation, Inflammation) Are Not Reflected at the Level of Gut Metabolites and Butyrate Producing Microbial Community: The PlanHab Study – Sket et al, Frontiers in Physiology

Is there a potential role of fecal microbiota transplantation in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease? – Eun, Intestinal Research

Diet and contaminants: driving the rise to obesity epidemics? – Di Ciaula and Portincasa, Current Medical Chemistry

How to: Establish and run a stool bank – Terveer et al, Clinical Microbiology and Infection

Animal experiments

Transforming growth factor β: a master regulator of the gut microbiota and immune cell interactions – Bauche and Marie, Clinical and Translational Immunology

Aloin, a Component of the Aloe Vera Plant Leaf, Induces Pathological Changes and Modulates the Composition of Microbiota in the Large Intestine of F344/N Male Rats – Boudraeu et al, Toxicology Science

Diabetes-associated microbiota in fa/fa rats is modified by Roux-en-Y gastric bypass – Arora et al, ISME

Absorption and degradation of sulfated polysaccharide from pacific abalone in in vitro and in vivo models – Ai et al, Journal of Functional Foods

Dietary ZnO nanoparticles alters intestinal microbiota and inflammation response in weaned piglets – Xia et al, Oncotarget

Dietary delta-tocotrienol favors abundance and diversity of beneficial microbiomes in obese male mice – Shen et al, FASEB

Bile acid binding resin prevents fat accumulation through intestinal microbiota in high-fat diet-induced obesity in mice – Kusumoto et al, Metabolism

In vitro ability of mastitis causing pathogens to form biofilms – Schonborn et al, Journal of Dairy Research

Dysbiosis of Intestinal Microbiota and Decreased Antimicrobial Peptide Level in Paneth Cells during Hypertriglyceridemia-Related Acute Necrotizing Pancreatitis in Rats – Huang et al, Frontiers in Microbiology

Effects of replacing Leymus chinensis with whole-crop wheat hay on Holstein bull apparent digestibility, plasma parameters, rumen fermentation, and microbiota – Niu et al, Scientific Reports

Physiological responses of insects to microbial fermentation products: insights from the interactions between Drosophila and acetic acid – Kim et al, Journal of Insect Physiology

Animal microbiome

Molecular detection by analysis of the 16S rRNA gene of fecal coliform bacteria from the two Korean Apodemus species (Apodemus agrarius and A. peninsulae) – Rahman et al, Genetics and Molecular Research

Detection and genetic characterization of Pasteurella multocida from alpaca (Vicugna pacos) pneumonia cases – Rimac et al, Tropical Animal Health and Production

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Soil depth and crop determinants of bacterial communities under ten biofuel cropping systems – Zhang et al, Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Ground cover and slope exposure effects on micro- and mesobiota in forest soils – Gomez-Brandon et al, Ecological Indicators

Root chemical traits and their roles in belowground biotic interactions – Tsunoda and van Dam, Pedobiologia

Proteomics analysis of Fusarium proliferatum under various initial pH during fumonisin production – Li et al, Journal of Proteomics

Culturable bacterial diversity from the chestnut (Castanea sativa Mill.) phyllosphere and antagonism against the fungi causing the chestnut blight and ink diseases – Valverde et al, AIMS Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

The removal of nitrogen compounds from farming wastewater – The effect of different carbon substrates and different microbial activators – Mankiewicz-Boczek et al, Ecological Engineering

How do physicochemical properties influence the toxicity of silver nanoparticles on freshwater decomposers of plant litter in streams? – Batista et al, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

The heterogeneity of composition and assembly processes of the microbial community between different nutrient loading lake zones in Taihu Lake – Zhao et al, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Towards a sustainable biobased industry – Highlighting the impact of extremophiles – Kruger et al, New Biotechnology

Distribution and genetic diversity of microbial populations in the pilot-scale biofilter for simultaneous removal of ammonia, iron and manganese from real groundwater – Cheng et al, Chemosphere

Pilot plant demonstration of stable and efficient high rate biological nutrient removal with low dissolved oxygen conditions – Keene et al, Water Research

Study on The Removal of Hexavalent Chromium from Contaminated Groundwater using Emulsified Vegetable Oil – Wen et al, Process Safety and Environmental Protection

A Novel Roseosiphophage Isolated from the Oligotrophic South China Sea – Yang et al, Viruses

Oxidative Stickland reactions in an obligate aerobic organism — amino acid catabolism in the Crenarchaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus – Stark et al, FEBS

Microbial Diversity in Extreme Marine Habitats and Their Biomolecules – Poli et al, Microorganisms

Methanogenic community was stable in two contrasting freshwater marshes exposed to elevated atmospheric CO2 – Lin et al, Frontiers in Microbiology

Plant-microbial interactions in agriculture and the use of farming systems to improve diversity and productivity – Ishaq, AIMS Microbiology

Effect of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi on survival and growth of micropropagated Comanthera mucugensis spp. mucugensis (Eriocaulaceae) – Pereira et al, African Journal of Agricultural Research

Native communities of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi associated with Capsicum annuum L. respond to soil properties and agronomic management under field conditions – Carballar-Hernandez et al, Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment

Food microbiology

Microbial cell-free extracts affect the biochemical characteristics and sensorial quality of sourdough bread – Cavallo et al, Food Chemistry

Analysis of the microbiota of refrigerated chopped parsley after treatments with a coating containing enterocin AS-48 or by high-hydrostatic pressure – Burgos et al, Food Research International

Microorganisms Found in MPR and Packaged Produce and Their Detection Methods – Acar and Soyer, Minimally Processed Refridgerated Fruits and Vegetables, Food Engineering Series

Applications of Kluyveromyces marxianus in Biotechnology – Varela et al, Yeast Diversity in Human Welfare

Mucin- and carbohydrate-stimulated adhesion and subproteome changes of the probiotic bacterium Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM – Celebioglu et al, Journal of Proteomics

Techniques

Metaproteomics-guided selection of targeted enzymes for bioprospecting of mixed microbial communities – Speda et al, Biotechnology Biofuels

Microbes in the news

Probiotics are popular, but some questions remain – Reading Eagle

April 22, 2017

General microbiome

The Microbiome – The Biochemist (full issue)

Human vaginal microbiome

*Review: What fertility specialists should know about the vaginal microbiome: a review – Juan Antonio García-Velascoa – Reproductive BioMedicine Online

Animal experiments

Microbiota-Induced Antibodies Are Essential for Host Inflammatory Responsiveness to Sterile and Infectious Stimuli – Daniel Cisalpino – Journal of Immunology

Host-Microbe Co-metabolism Dictates Cancer Drug Efficacy in C. elegans – Timothy A. Scott – Cell

Bacterial Metabolism Affects the C. elegans Response to Cancer Chemotherapeutics – Aurian P. García-González – Cell

Examining the role of the microbiome in the effectiveness of colorectal cancer treatment – Jim Fessenden – UMass Medical School Communications

Neonatal acquisition of Clostridia species protects against colonization by bacterial pathogens – Yun-Gi Kim – Science

Infant mice lack microbes that help fight intestinal infection – EurekAlert!

Effects of different oligosaccharides at various dosages on the composition of gut microbiota and short-chain fatty acids in mice with constipation – Linlin Wang –  Food & Function

Short Term High Fat Diet Induces Obesity-Enhancing Changes in Mouse Gut Microbiota That are Partially Reversed by Cessation of the High Fat Diet – Yue Shang – Lipids

Animal microbiome

Resilience of the prokaryotic microbial community of Acropora digitifera to elevated temperature – Andrian P. Gajigan – Microbiology Open

Characterization of the gut microbiota in the golden takin (Budorcas taxicolor bedfordi) – Jun Chen – AMB Express

*Opinion: Mammary microbiota of dairy ruminants: fact or fiction? – Pascal Rainard – Veterinary Research

Determination of the microbial community features of Haemaphysalis flava in different developmental stages by high-throughput sequencing – Deyong Duan – Journal of Basic Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

A signature of tree health? Shifts in the microbiome and the ecological drivers of horse chestnut bleeding canker disease – Britt Koskella – New Phytologist

Soil aggregates as massively concurrent evolutionary incubators – Matthias C Rillig – ISME

Responses of soil nitrous oxide production and abundances and composition of associated microbial communities to nitrogen and water amendment – Qing Wang – Biology and Fertility of Soils

*Editorial: Signalling in the phytomicrobiome: Understanding and harnessing the plant holobiont – Donald L. Smith – Frontiers in Plant Science

Warming enhances old organic carbon decomposition through altering functional microbial communities – Lei Cheng – ISME

Effects of Short-Term Warming and Altered Precipitation on Soil Microbial Communities in Alpine Grassland of the Tibetan Plateau – Kaoping Zhang – Frontiers in Microbiology

Long-term straw returning affects Nitrospira-like nitrite oxidizing bacterial community in a rapeseed-rice rotation soil – Xuesong Luo – Journal of Basic Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Attenuation and modification of the ballast water microbial community during voyages into the Canadian Arctic – Mattias L. Johansson – Diversity and Distributions

Prokaryote species richness is positively correlated with eukaryote abundance in wastewater treatment biofilms – Inga Leena Angell – Letters in Applied Microbiology

*Review: The life sulfuric: Microbial ecology of sulfur cycling in marine sediments – Kenneth Wasmund – Environmental Microbiology Reports

Microbial community function in the bleaching disease of the marine macroalgae Delisea pulchra – Enrique Zozaya-Valdés – Environmental Microbiology

Poorly known microbial taxa dominate the microbiome of permafrost thaw ponds – Christian Wurzbacher – ISME

Built environment

Diversity changes of microbial communities into hospital surface environments – Rika Yano – Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy

Bioinformatics

A Robust Symmetric Nonnegative Matrix Factorization Framework for Clustering Multiple Heterogeneous Microbiome Data – Yuanyuan Ma – Preprints

Assessing the Impact of Assemblers on Virus Detection in a De Novo Metagenomic Analysis Pipeline – Daniel J. White – Journal of Computational Biology

Techniques

Engineered Regulatory Systems Modulate Gene Expression of Human Commensals in the Gut – Bentley Lim – Cell

‘Genetic scalpel’ can manipulate the microbiome, Yale study shows – Bill Hathaway – Yale News

What is broad-range 16S rDNA PCR? – Amani Patel – Microbiology and Infectious Disease

Microbes in the news

Microbiome: The Body’s Great Conductor –  Conan Milner – Epoch Times

Our Gut Microbes Have Circadian Rhythms, Too — And They Might Own Us – Jesslyn Shields – HowStuffWorks

The Bacteria That Can Help Find Land Mines – Daniel Akst – The Wall Street Journal

Science, publishing, and career

Grant Addresses Computational Challenges in Microbiome Research – Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Science

April 19, 2017

Exciting papers with locoregional effects of microbiota in a mouse model of colon carcinogenesis, maternal high fat diet detrimentally alterring epigenetic and gut microbiome pathways leading to fatty liver disease in mice.

Events and jobs

ASM Microbe 2017 : New Orleans

QC Microbiology Product Testing Associate – Experis : Irvine, CA
General microbiome

Review: Applying the design-build-test paradigm in microbiome engineering – Hoang Long Pham – Current Opinion in Biotechnology

Cohort Profile: African Collaborative Center for Microbiome and Genomics Research’s (ACCME) Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Cervical Cancer Study – Sally N. Adebamowo – International Journal of Epidemiology

Review: Cultured microbes represent a substantial fraction of the human and mouse gut microbiota – Ilias Lagkouvardos – Gut Microbes

Human skin microbiome

A distinct cutaneous microbiota pofile in autoimmune bullous disease patients – Mor Miodovnika – Experimental Dermatology

Human gut microbiome

Review : A psychology of the human brain–gut–microbiome axis – Andrew P. Allen – Social and Personality Psychology Compass

Multivariate modelling of faecal bacterial profiles of patients with IBS predicts responsiveness to a diet low in FODMAPs – Sean M P Bennet – Gut

Animal microbiome

Temporal changes in cutaneous bacterial communities of terrestrial- and aquatic- phase newts (Amphibia) – Joana Sabino-Pinto – Environmental Microbiology

The low diverse gastric microbiome of the jellyfish Cotylorhiza tuberculata is dominated by four novel taxa – Tomeu Viver – Environmental Microbiology

Studying the effect of administration route and treatment dose on the selection of enrofloxacin resistance in commensal Escherichia coli in broilers – Ilias Chantziaras -Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

The skin microbiome of the Common thresher shark (Alopias vulpinus) has low taxonomic and potential metabolic β-diversity – Michael P. Doane – Environmental Microbiology Reports

Animal experiments

Intestinal, extra-intestinal and systemic sequelae of Toxoplasma gondii induced acute ileitis in mice harboring a human gut microbiota – Eliane von Klitzing – PLOS ONE

Effects of the inclusion of a Bacillus direct-fed microbial on performance parameters, bone quality, recovered gut microflora, and intestinal morphology in broilers consuming a grower diet containing corn distillers dried grains with solubles – J. D. Latorre – Poultry Science

Effect of high-fat diet and growth stage on the diversity and composition of intestinal microbiota in healthy bovine livestock – Shengyin Jiao – Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture

*Locoregional effects of microbiota in a preclinical model of colon carcinogenesis – Sarah Tomkovich – Cancer Research

Selection of Cholesterol-Lowering Lactic Acid Bacteria and its Effects on Rats Fed with High-Cholesterol Diet – Yufang Liu – Current Microbiology

*Enhanced offspring predisposition to steatohepatitis with maternal high-fat diet is associated with epigenetic and microbiome alterations – Umesh D. Wankhade – PLOS ONE

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Archaea and bacteria mediate the effects of native species root loss on fungi during plant invasion – Steven D Mamet- The ISME Journal

An acid-tolerant ammonia-oxidizing γ-proteobacterium from soil – Masahito Hayatsu – The ISME Journal

Investigation of Arsenotrophic Microbiome in Arsenic-Affected Bangladesh Groundwater – Munawar Sultana – Groundwater

Unexpected associated microalgal diversity in the lichen Ramalina farinacea is uncovered by pyrosequencing analyses – Patricia Moya – Plos ONE

Tuber indicum shapes the microbial communities of ectomycorhizosphere soil and ectomycorrhizae of an indigenous tree (Pinus armandii) – Qiang Li – Plos ONE

The ‘known’ genetic potential for microbial communities to degrade organic phosphorus is reduced in low-pH soils – Ian D. E. A. Lidbury – Microbiology Open

Shifting microbial communities sustain multiyear iron reduction and methanogenesis in ferruginous sediment incubations – M. S. Bray – Gebiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Discovery of anaerobic lithoheterotrophic haloarchaea, ubiquitous in hypersaline habitats – Dimitry Y Sorokin – The ISME Journal

Cultivation and characterization of Candidatus Nitrosocosmicus exaquare, an ammonia-oxidizing archaeon from a municipal wastewater treatment system – Laura A Sauder – The ISME Journal

Minireview: Microbial ecology of mountain glacier ecosystems: Biodiversity, ecological connections, and implications of a warming climate – Scott Hotaling – Environmental Microbiology

Probiotics / prebiotics
Colonic gas homeostasis: Mechanisms of adaptation following HOST-G904 galactooligosaccharide use in humans – M. Mego – Neurogastroenterology and Motility

Techniques

Stochastically reduced communities—Microfluidic compartments as model and investigation tool for soil microorganism growth in structured spaces – Jialan Cao – Engineering in Life Sciences

Protocol : Metagenomics and CAZyme Discovery – Benoit J. Kunath – Protein-Carbohydrate Interactions : Methods in Molecular Biology

The resident microflora of voided midstream urine of healthy controls: standard versus expanded urine culture protocols – L. Coorevits – European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases

Microbes in the news

Study finds amoeba ‘grazing,’ killing bacteria usually protected by film

How Bacteria-Laden Beetle Poop Is Killing American Squash and Melons

Glowing bacteria detect buried landmines

Science, publishing, and career

Saturday, Science Advocates Prepare for a Long March

Anitha’s non-microbiology picks

Research unlocks molecular key to animal evolution and disease

Cumulative culture can emerge from collective intelligence in animal groups – Takao Sasaki – Nature Communications

April 16, 2017

A post with an overgrowth of gut and skin microbiome papers. Talk about dysbiosis!

 

General microbiome

The ovarian cancer oncobiome – Sagarika Banerjee – Oncotarget

A metagenomic approach to decipher the indigenous microbial communities of arsenic contaminated groundwater of Assam – Saurav Das – Genomics Data

Applying the design-build-test paradigm in microbiome engineering – Hoang Long Pham – Current Opinion in Biotechnology

Microbiota and their affiliation with physiochemical characteristics of different subsurface petroleum reservoirs – Xiao-Xiao Li – International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation

Sampling, sequencing and the SAD – Sharon Bewick – Ecological Complexity

Pregnancy and early life

The Maternal Diet, Gut Bacteria, and Bacterial Metabolites during Pregnancy Influence Offspring Asthma – Lawrence E. K. Gray – Frontiers in Immunology

Deficiency Leads to Dysbiosis and Bacterial Translocation in the Newborn Intestine – Jason Fawley – Journal of Surgical Research

Human respiratory microbiome

The microbiome of the lung and its extracellular vesicles in nonsmokers, healthy smokers and COPD patients – Hyun Jung Kim – Experimental & Molecular Medicine

Human skin microbiome

The Molecular Revolution in Cutaneous Biology: Investigating the Skin Microbiome – Heidi H. Kong – Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Microbiome controls mast cell differentiation in the skin – Z. Wang – Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Inflammatory gene expression in keratinocytes is regulated by HDAC8 and HDAC9 and is modulated by metabolites from the microbiome – J. Sanford – Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Ultraviolet radiation alters the skin microbiome composition – H. Ahmed – Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Isolation and Identification of the follicular microbiome: Implications for acne research – Amanda Nelson – Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Role of the cutaneous microbiome in the pathogenesis of psoriasis – D. Yan – Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Skin microbiome and psoriasis: Staphylococcus induces robust biofilm formation by Aspergillus – Pranab Mukherjee – Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Microbiome-free fatty acid cross-talk in the human pilosebaceous gland – S. Singh – Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Changes of lesional and non-lesional skin microbiome in the treatment course of atopic dermatitis – J. Na – Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Human gut microbiome

Clinical, functional, behavioural and epigenomic biomarkers of obesity – Claudio L. Lafortuna – Frontiers in Bioscience

‘Collinsella phocaeensis’ sp. nov., ‘Clostridium merdae’ sp. nov., ‘Sutterella massiliensis’ sp. nov., ‘Sutturella timonensis’ sp. nov., ‘Enorma phocaeensis’ sp. nov., ‘Mailhella massiliensis’ gen. nov., sp. nov., ‘Mordavella massiliensis’ gen. nov., sp. nov. and ‘Massiliprevotella massiliensis’ gen. nov., sp. nov., 9 new species isolated from fresh stool samples of healthy French patients – S. Ndongo – New Microbes and New Infections

Editorial: Understanding Crohn’s Disease: Immunity, Genes and Microbes – Amelia Sarmento – Frontiers in Immunology

Human Derived Gut Microbiota Modulates Colonic Secretion in Mice by Regulating 5-HT3 Receptor Expression via Acetate Production – Yogesh Bhattarai – American Journal of Physiology: Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology

Gastroparesis and lipid metabolism-associated dysbiosis in Wistar Kyoto rats – Julie E Dalziel – American Journal of Physiology: Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology

How do they stick together? Bacterial adhesins implicated in the binding of bacteria to the human gastrointestinal mucins – Bélinda Ringot-Destrez – Biochemical Society Transactions

Relationships between gut microbiota, plasma metabolites, and metabolic syndrome traits in the METSIM cohort – Elin Org – BioMed Central Genome Biology

Gut microbiota plays a role in the development of alopecia areata – Lekha Nair – Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Dysbiosis of gut microbiota by ampicillin exacerbates vitiligo – S. Akhtar – Journal of Investigative Dermatology

More frequent hemodialysis does not effectively clear protein-bound azotemic solutes derived from gut microbiome metabolism – Andrew Davenport – Kidney International

Gut microbiota and Hepatitis B virus-Induced Chronic Liver Disease: implications for faecal microbiota transplantation therapy – Yongbo Kang – Journal of Hospital Infection

The effect of probiotics as a treatment for constipation in elderly people: a systematic review – Maria Isabel Martínez-Martínez – Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics

Colonic microbiota encroachment correlates with dysglycemia in humans – Benoit Chassaing – Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Animal microbiome

Liver microbiome of Peromyscus leucopus, a key reservoir host species for emerging infectious diseases in North America – Adrien André – Infection, Genetics and Evolution

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Conversion of rainforest into agroforestry and monoculture plantation in China: Consequences for soil phosphorus forms and microbial community – Jinchuang Wang – Science of the Total Environment

Tuber indicum shapes the microbial communities of ectomycorhizosphere soil and ectomycorrhizae of an indigenous tree (Pinus armandii) – Qiang Li – PLoS ONE

Draft Genome Sequence of Chryseobacterium sp. JV274 Isolated from Maize Rhizosphere – Jordan Vacheron – Genome Anouncements

Wars between microbes on roots and fruits – Ben Lugtenberg – F1000Research

Food microbiology

Metagenomic assessment of the microbial diversity in ground pork products from markets in the North Central Region of South Korea – Ok-Kyung Koo – Journal
Journal of Environmental Science and Health

Growth of selected probiotic bacterial strains with fructans from Nendran banana and garlic – Ravichandran Shalini – LWT: Food Science and Technology

Techniques

Suitability of various DNA extraction methods for a traditional Chinese paocai system
Nan Zhao – Bioengineered

Utilization of defined microbial communities enables effective evaluation of meta-genomic assemblies – William W. Greenwald – BioMed Central Genomics

Microbes in the news

IISc makes two potent molecules to fight TB – Ravindranath Prasad – The Hindu

Essential California: Inside UC Irvine hospital’s bacteria outbreak among infants – Benjamin Oreskes and Shelby Grad – Los Angeles Times

April 14, 2017

Quite a number of biofilms based reviews for today’s digest. Local adaptation in natural microbial communities. Bacterial community varies along the natural water balance gradient in the Tibetan Plateau.

Events and jobs

Senior Program Officer  – The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group – Seattle, WA, United States

 

General microbiome

Culturomics: A New Kid on the Block of OMICS to Enable Personalized Medicine – ME Kambouris – Omics

Introduction: microbial local adaptation: insights from natural populations, genomics and experimental evolution – T Giraud – Molecular Ecology

*Review: Central venous catheters and biofilms: where do we stand in 2017? – M Gominet – APMIS

 

Human oral microbiome

*Review: Dental biofilm infections – an update – T Larsen – APMIS

*Review: Microbiological diagnosis of device-related biofilm infections – Y Xu – APMIS

*Review: Biofilms in orthopedic infections: a review of laboratory methods – AC Dibartola – APMIS

 

Human vaginal microbiome

Vaginal lactic acid elicits an anti-inflammatory response from human cervicovaginal epithelial cells and inhibits production of pro-inflammatory mediators associated with HIV acquisition – AC Hearps – Mucosal Immunology

*Review: Chronic urinary tract infections in patients with spinal cord lesions – biofilm infection with need for long-term antibiotic treatment – N Tofte – APMIS

 

Human gut microbiome

Curcuminoid Demethylation as an Alternative Metabolism by Human Intestinal Microbiota – S Burapan – Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Inflammasomes and intestinal inflammation – N Zmora – Mucosal Immunology

Gut Microbial Diversity in Antibiotic-Naive Children After Systemic Antibiotic Exposure: A Randomized Controlled Trial – T Doan – Clinical Infectious Diseases

 

Animal microbiome

Fish oil, lard and soybean oil differentially shape gut microbiota of middle-aged rats – He Li – Scientific Reports

Co-diversification of gastrointestinal microbiota and phylogeny in passerines is not explained by ecological divergence – L Kropáčková – Molecular Ecology

 

Plant, root and soil microbiome

Responses of denitrifying bacterial communities to short-term waterlogging of soils – Y Wang – Scientific Reports

Distinct Soil Microbial Communities in habitats of differing soil water balance on the Tibetan Plateau – Y Li – Scientific Reports

Convergence and contrast in the community structure of Bacteria, Fungi and Archaea along a tropical elevation-climate gradient – KG Peay – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Continuous production of indole-3-acetic acid by immobilized cells of Arthrobacter agilis – M Ozdal – 3 Biotech

*Review: Agriculturally important microbial biofilms: Present status and future prospects – K Velmourougane – Journal of Basic Microbiology

 

Water and extremophile

Temporal abundance and activity trends of vinyl chloride (VC)-degrading bacteria in a dilute VC plume at Naval Air Station Oceana – Y Liang – Environmental Science and Pollution Research International

Spatial variation in bacterial community in natural wetland-river-sea ecosystems – H Zhang – Journal of Basic Microbiology

Bioremediation Management Reduces Mass Discharge at a Chlorinated DNAPL Site – BR Baldwin – Groundwater Monitoring & Remediation

 

Techniques

Enhancing Multiplex Genome Editing by Natural Transformation (MuGENT) via inactivation of ssDNA exonucleases – TN Dalia – bioRxiv

An Efficient Moments-Based Inference Method for Within-Host Bacterial Infection Dynamics – D Price – bioRxiv

 

More microbes

Dominant bacterial phyla in caves and their predicted functional roles in C and N cycle – S Mandal De – BMC Microbiology

Microbiome yarns: microbiomology of winter rosy face – K Timmis – Microbial Biotechnology

*Review: In vitro studies evaluating the effects of biofilms on wound-healing cells: a review – KR Kirker – APMIS

Vector competence and innate immune responses to dengue virus infection in selected laboratory and field-collected Stegomyia aegypti (= Aedes aegypti) – IM Serrato – Medical and Veterinary Entomology

*Review: Antibiotic treatment of biofilm infections – O Ciofu – APMIS

Microenvironmental characteristics and physiology of biofilms in chronic infections of CF patients are strongly affected by the host immune response – PØ. Jensen – APMIS

 

Microbes in news

To see the unseen: ‘Microbiomes’ show explores the common ground between arts, science – M McINALLY – Gazette-Times

Unprotected sex may disrupt the microbiome in vagina – J Hamzelou – New Scientist

Sol-gel-based stainless steel surface reduces fouling and biofilm formation during milk pasteurization – J Cornall- Dairy Reporter

Gut Microbes Contribute to Age-Associated Inflammation in Mice – A Olena – The Scientist

Microbiome Plus+ Gastrointestinal: New Probiotic Supplement Proven to Increase Vitamin D Levels While Lowering Cholesterol – Military News – Miltech

OPINION: How probiotics research is taking us to the next level of understanding – M Cunningham – Food Navigator

New synthetic peptide promotes wound healing – T Sandle – Digital Journal

Air Pollution Might Make Dangerous Bacteria Harder to Kill – V Greenwood – The Atlantic

Researchers studying how to disrupt bacteria to better treat infections – Phys.org

Bacteria with a bias – K Zehr – UNM HSC Newsbeat

Glowing bacteria could help in landmine cleanup efforts – D Quick – New Atlas

Trump budget plan could sink Shore beaches bacteria reports – R Zimmer – Asbury Park Press

How genetically-altered E.coli strain can kill dangerous bone-eating superbug Pseudomonas aeruginosa – B Crouch – The Advertiser

Study on lactic acid bacteria from kimchi sheds light on treatment of atopic dermatitis – The Korea Herald

This strain of probiotic bacteria treats and protects against anxiety, stress and inflammation – St. Joseph’s Healthcare