September 5, 2017

Jobs

Postdoctoral fellow in genomics of uncultured microbial parasites (SciLifeLab, Sweden) via Science Careers

Call for Assistant Professors and Professors (IST Austria, including for Life Sciences) via Science Careers

 

Human Microbiome

Characterization of cervico-vaginal microbiota in women developing persistent high-risk Human Papillomavirus infection – Monica Di Paola – Scientific Reports

Collection of non-meconium stool on fecal occult blood cards is an effective method for fecal microbiota studies in infants – Wendy S.W. Wong – Microbiome (BMC)

Influence of Pregnancy History on the Vaginal Microbiome of Pregnant Women in their First Trimester – Dimitrios Nasioudis – Scientific Reports

Gut microbiome in ADHD and its relation to neural reward anticipation – Esther Aarts – PLoS ONE

A cross-sectional comparative study of gut bacterial community of Indian and Finnish children – Shreyas V. Kumbhare – Scientific Reports

Dysbiosis contributes to chronic constipation development via regulation of serotonin transporter in the intestine – Hailong Cao – Scientific Reports

Review article: the human intestinal virome in health and disease – S. R. Carding – Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Review: Organ-specific protection mediated by cooperation between vascular and epithelial barriers – Ilaria Spadoni – Nature Reviews Immunology

Review: Microbiota of chronic diabetic wounds: ecology, impact and potential for innovative healing strategies – Sonia Gonçalves Pereira – Frontiers in Microbiology

Animal Microbiome

Comparative Analysis of the Gut Microbiota Composition between Captive and Wild Forest Musk Deer – Yimeng Li – Frontiers in Microbiology

High-fat diet increases pain behaviors in rats with or without obesity – Zongbin Song – Scientific Reports

Research Highlights: The microbiota maintains oxygen balance in the gut – Irene Vacca – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Studying the Differences of Bacterial Metabolome and Microbiome in the Colon between Landrace and Meihua Piglets – Zhuang Chen – Frontiers in Microbiology

Dietary heme induces gut dysbiosis, worsens colitis and potentiates the development of adenomas in mice – Marco Constante – Frontiers in Microbiology

Antibiotic-induced perturbations in microbial diversity during post-natal development alters amyloid pathology in an aged APPSWE/PS1ΔE9 murine model of Alzheimer’s disease – Myles R. Minter – Scientific Reports

Enrichment of beneficial bacteria in the skin microbiota of bats persisting with white-nose syndrome – Virginie Lemieux-Labonté – Microbiome (BMC)

 

Environmental and Soil Microbiome

Composted Cattle Manure Increases Microbial Activity and Soil Fertility More Than Composted Swine Manure in a Submerged Rice Paddy – Suvendu Das – Frontiers in Microbiology

Fermentative Bacteria Influence the Competition between Denitrifiers and DNRA Bacteria – Eveline M. van den Berg – Frontiers in Microbiology

Beneficial microbes

Lactobacillus casei BL23 produces microvesicles carrying proteins associated with its probiotic effect – Ana P. Domínguez Rubio – Frontiers in Microbiology

Probiotic mixture Golden Bifido prevents neonatal Escherichia coli K1 translocation via enhancing intestinal defense – Qing Zeng – Frontiers in Microbiology

Protective Effect of Akkermansia muciniphila against Immune-mediated Liver Injury in a Mouse Model – Wenrui Wu – Frontiers in Microbiology

 

Methods

Review: Analysing Microbial Community Composition through Amplicon Sequencing: From Sampling to Hypothesis Testing – Luisa W. Hugerth – Frontiers in Microbiology

Total rRNA-Seq analysis gives insight into bacterial, fungal, protozoal and archaeal communities in the rumen using an optimized RNA isolation method – Chijioke O. Elekwachi – Frontiers in Microbiology

Non-Microbiology picks

The contribution of Nintendo Wii Fit series in the field of health: a systematic review and meta-analysis – Julien Tripette – PeerJ

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August 25, 2017

Highlight of the day goes to Anna Karenina principle on microbiomes by J.R. Zaneveld as a Perspective in Nature Microbiology: “When healthy our microbiomes look alike, but when stressed each one of us has our own microbial snowflake”.

Events and jobs

Food Microbiology Microscopist II, EMSL Analytical, Inc. ,Cinnaminson, NJ 

Research Associate, University of Bristol – School of Biochemistry

General microbiome

Perspectives: Stress and stability: applying the Anna Karenina principle to animal microbiomes – Jesse R. Zaneveld – Nature Microbiology

Sugar metabolism of the first thermophilic Planctomycetes Thermogutta terrifontis: comparative genomic and transcriptomic approache – Alexander Elcheninov – bioRxiv

Horizontally Acquired Genes Are Often Shared between Closely Related Bacterial Species – Evgeni Bolotin –  Frontiers in Microbiology

Pregnancy and early life

Early gut mycobiota and mother-offspring transfer – Kasper Schei -Microbiome

Oral Microbiology

Genetic influences on the human oral microbiome – Brittany A. Demmitt – BMC Genomics

 

Human gut microbiome

Beyond gut feelings: how the gut microbiota regulates blood pressure – Francine Z. Marques – Nature Reviews Cardiology

Animal microbiome 

Upper and lower respiratory tract microbiota in horses: bacterial communities associated with health and mild asthma (inflammatory airway disease) and effects of dexamethasone – Stephanie L. Bond – BMC Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Transient exposure to oxygen or nitrate reveals ecophysiology of fermentative and sulfate-reducing benthic microbial populations – Zainab Abdulrahman Beiruti – Environmental Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Prey range and genome evolution of Halobacteriovorax marinus predatory bacteria from an estuary – Brett G. Enos – bioRxiv

Genomic insights into potential interdependencies in microbial hydrocarbon and nutrient cycling in hydrothermal sediments – Nina Dombrowski –  Microbiome

Prey range and genome evolution of Halobacteriovorax marinus predatory bacteria from an estuary – Brett G. Enos – bioRxiv

Bacteria-induced mixing in natural waters – T. Sommer – Geophysical Research Letters

Food microbiology

Unraveling the correlation between microbiota succession and metabolite changes in traditional Shanxi aged vinegar – Zhiqiang Nie – Scientific Reports

Microbes in the news

Space travel microbes turn urine into polymers

Is The Secret To A Healthier Microbiome Hidden In The Hadza Diet?

IBM: Your Computer Can Help Scientists Study Connection Between Body Bacteria and Autoimmune Diseases

 

August 22, 2017

Jobs

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Microbiology/Molecular Ecology : Bremen, Germany (Soil microbial community interactions)

Postdoctoral Training Fellow : London, United Kingdom (M. tuberculosis and immunity)

 

Human Microbiome

Review: Human genetic variation and the gut microbiome in disease – Andrew Brantley Hall – Nature Reviews Genetics

Long-term taxonomic and functional divergence from donor bacterial strains following fecal microbiota transplantation in immunocompromised patients – Eli L. Moss – PLoS ONE

Intestinal colonisation patterns in breastfed and formula-fed infants during the first 12 weeks of life reveal sequential microbiota signatures – Harro M. Timmerman  – Scientific Reports

A prospective analysis of mucosal microbiome-metabonome interactions in colorectal cancer using a combined MAS 1HNMR and metataxonomic strategy – James Kinross – Scientific Reports

Inflammatory colonic innate lymphoid cells are increased during untreated hiv-1 infection and associated with markers of gut dysbiosis and mucosal immune activation – Stephanie Dilon- JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes

The Maternal Infant Microbiome: Considerations for Labor and Birth – Alexis Dunn – MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing

Large-scale comparative metagenomics of Blastocystis, a common member of the human gut microbiome – Francesco Beghini – The ISME Journal

 

Animal Microbiome

The Maturing Development of Gut Microbiota in Commercial Piglets during the Weaning Transition – Limei Chen – Frontiers in Microbiology

Moderate-intensity exercise affects gut microbiome composition and influences cardiac function in myocardial infarction mice – Zuheng Liu – Frontiers in Microbiology  

Unveiling bifidobacterial biogeography across the mammalian branch of the tree of life – Christian Milani – The ISME Journal

 

Probiotics

In Vitro Evaluation of the Impact of the Probiotic E. coli Nissle 1917 on Campylobacter jejuni’s Invasion and Intracellular Survival in Human Colonic Cells – Yosra A. Helmy – Frontiers in Microbiology

 

Food Microbiology

Cell surface properties of Lactococcus lactis reveal milk protein binding specifically evolved in dairy isolates – Mariya Tarazanova – Frontiers in Microbiology

 

Pathogen Research

Metagenomic sequencing to replace semi-quantitative urine culture for detection of urinary tract infections: a proof of concept – Victoria A. Janes – BioRxiv

Burkholderia cenocepacia Infections in Cystic Fibrosis Patients: Drug Resistance and Therapeutic Approaches – Viola C. Scoffone –  Frontiers in Microbiology

 

Environmental Microbiome

Marine Microbial Gene Abundance and Community Composition in Response to Ocean Acidification and Elevated Temperature in Two Contrasting Coastal Marine Sediments – Ashleigh R. Currie – Frontiers in Microbiology

Heat Stress Dictates Microbial Lipid Composition along a Thermal Gradient in Marine Sediments – Miriam Sollich – Frontiers in Microbiology

Actinobacterial Rare Biospheres and Dark Matter Revealed in Habitats of the Chilean Atacama Desert – Hamidah Idris – Scientific Reports

A pivotal role for ocean eddies in the distribution of microbial communities across the Antarctic Circumpolar Current – – PLoS ONE

Microbial community analysis of apple rhizosphere around Bohai Gulf – Jihang Jiang – Scientific Reports

From virus isolation to metagenome generation for investigating viral diversity in deep-sea sediments – Cinzia Corinaldesi – Scientific Reports

 

Bioinformatics

PANINI: Pangenome Neighbor Identification for Bacterial PopulationsKhalil Abudahab  – BioRxiv

 

 

Non-Microbiology picks

The prehistory of biology preprints: a forgotten experiment from the 1960s – Matthew Cobb – PeerJ preprints

August 21, 2017

New Microbiome Digest and many many interesting articles: metagenome analysis as a powerful tool for enzyme bioprospecting, application of DGGE on oral bacterial community; labeling of prokaryotic mRNA in live cells with FISH-TAMB…
While in non-microbiology picks read and join very interesting project Scientist Selfies. This project explores how scientists use Instagram and how scientists’ IG posts can potentially change public perceptions of scientists’.

Events and jobs

Postdoc position for Cell Factory Construction, Novozymes, Denmark

IBS-Nature Conference on Frontiers in Genome Engineering

General microbiome

Genetic cargo and bacterial species set the rate of vesicle-mediated horizontal gene transfer – Frances Tran – Scientific Reports

Review: Archaea Are Interactive Components of Complex Microbiomes – Christine Moissl-Eichinger – Trends in Microbiology

 

Pregnancy and early life

Human Milk Oligosaccharides Exhibit Antimicrobial and Antibiofilm Properties against Group B Streptococcus – Dorothy L. Ackerman – ACS Infectious Diseases

Review: Development of the gut microbiota in infancy and its impact on health in later life – Masaru Tanaka –  Allergology International

Maternal microbiomes in preterm birth: Recent progress and analytical pipelines – Lindsay A. Parnell – Seminars in Perinatology

Oral microbiology

Application of denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis to the analysis of bacterial communities associated with asymptomatic and symptomatic pericoronitis –  Xin Zhang – Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

 

 

Human gut microbiome

Review: Food contact materials and gut health: Implications for toxicity assessment and relevance of high molecular weight migrants – Ksenia J. Groh – Food and Chemical Toxicology

Environmental Pollutant Benzo[a]Pyrene Impacts the Volatile Metabolome and Transcriptome of the Human Gut Microbiota – Clémence Defois – Frontiers in Microbiology

Animal experiments

AvBD1 nucleotide polymorphisms, peptide antimicrobial activities and microbial colonisation of the broiler chicken gut – Kevin Cadwell – BMC Genomics

Increased microbiome diversity at the time of infection is associated with improved growth rates of pigs after co-infection with porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) and porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) – Rebecca A. Ober – Veterinary Microbiology

Changes in the Total Fecal Bacterial Population in Individual Horses Maintained on a Restricted Diet Over 6 Weeks – Kirsty Dougal – Frontiers in Microbiology

Animal microbiome

Analysis of microbiota of the swimming crab (Portunus trituberculatus) in South Korea to identify risk markers for foodborne illness – Suyeon Kim – LWT – Food Science and Technology

Diet and gut microbiota of two supralittoral amphipods Orchestia montagui and Talitrus saltator living in different microhabitats – Khaled F.A. Abdelrhman – Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science

Gut microbiome analysis as a tool for developing new probiotic products – Daniel Ramón – Journal of Biotechnology

Review: Human genetic variation and the gut microbiome in disease – Andrew Brantley Hall – Nature Reviews  Genetics

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Searching for signatures across microbial communities: Metagenomic analysis of soil samples from mangrove and other ecosystems – Madangchanok Imchen – Scienfic Reports

Microbial community structure and function respond more strongly to temporal progression than to the application of slurry in an Irish grassland – Aaron Fox – Applied Soil Ecology

Cheating and resistance to cheating in natural populations of the bacterium Pseudomonas fluorescens – John B. Bruce – Evolution

Water and extremophile microbiome

Differences in temperature and water chemistry shape distinct diversity patterns in thermophilic microbial communities – Cecilia M. Chiriac –  Applied nad Environmental Microbiology

Planococcus ruber sp. nov., isolated from a polluted farmland soil sample – Xu Wang – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Microbial diversity in acidic thermal pools in the Uzon Caldera, Kamchatka – Andrey V. Mardanov – Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Aura-biomes are present in the water layer above coral reef benthic macro-organisms – Kevin Walsh – PeerJ

Physiological and ecological implications of an iron- or hydrogen-oxidizing member of the Zetaproteobacteria, Ghiorsea bivora, gen. nov., sp. nov – Jiro F Mori – The ISME

Food microbiology

Restoration of GABA production machinery in Lactobacillus brevis by accessible carbohydrates, anaerobiosis and early acidification – Qinglong Wu – Food Microbiology

Development of non-pathogenic bacterial biofilms on the surface of stainless steel which are inhibitory to Salmonella enterica – Yoonbin Kim – Food Microbiology

 

Bioinformatics

Metagenome Analysis: a Powerful Tool for Enzyme Bioprospecting – Aravind Madhavan –  Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology

Novel approaches for bioinformatic analysis of salivary RNA Sequencing data in the biomarker development process – Karolina Elżbieta Kaczor-Urbanowicz – Bioinformatics

Biotechnology

Biogas production from brewery spent grain as a mono-substrate in a two-stage process composed of solid-state anaerobic digestion and granular biomass reactors – Mario Panjičko – Journal of Cleaner Production

Revealing sludge and biofilm microbiomes in membrane bioreactor treating piggery wastewater by non-destructive microscopy and 16S rRNA gene sequencing – Tomohiro Inaba – Chemical Engineering Journal

Techniques

Characterization of syntrophic Geobacter communities using ToF-SIMS – Wenchao Wei – Biointerphases

Labeling of prokaryotic mRNA in live cells using fluorescent in situ hybridization of transcript-annealing molecular beacons (FISH-TAMB) – Rachel Harris – bioRxiv

Microbes in the news

No guts no glory: Harvesting the microbiome of athletes

Oil-eating bacteria help sea life thrive

Tina’s (non-microbiology) picks

 Research project “To Selfie or Not to Selfie” – How Can Scientists Foster Public Trust on Instagram? 

Is there enough transparency in #peerreview? Join the debate #PeerRevWk17

August 17, 2017

After two days of holidays on Microbiome Digest, today our blog is a bit longer with many papers in the part of water, soil and gut microbiome. Moreover, check new tools which can be used to deal with microbiome data (MicrobiomeDB and MetaMeta) and some interesting news about microbes in the “Microbes in the news” section. Enjoy the summer (in the lab or on the beach) while reading what is new in microbial world.

Events and jobs

Quality Control Manager, Microbiology, Technical Operations, Marlborough, Massachusetts, US

Assistant/Associate Professor – Microbiology and Immunology (Job ID #83258), Chicago, US

General microbiome

A macroecological theory of microbial biodiversity – William R. Shoemaker – Nature Ecology & Evolution

Community structure follows simple assembly rules in microbial microcosms – Jonathan Friedman – Nature Ecology & Evolution

Solagigasbacteria: Lone genomic giants among the uncultured bacterial phyla – Eric Becraft – bioRxiv

Review: Genomic exploration of the diversity, ecology, and evolution of the archaeal domain of life – Anja Spang – Science

Temperature-Dependent Alkyl Glycerol Ether Lipid Composition of Mesophilic and Thermophilic Sulfate-Reducing Bacteria – Arnauld Vinçon-Laugier – Frontiers in Microbiology

Advances in the analysis of “less-conventional” human body fluids: an overview of the ce- and hplc-ms applications in the years 2015–2017 – Monica Di Venere – Electrophoresis

Pregnancy and early life

Comparison of commercially-available preservatives for maintaining the integrity of bacterial DNA in human milk – Kimberly A.Lackey – Journal of Microbiological Methods

Effects of One-Week Empirical Antibiotic Therapy on the Early Development of Gut Microbiota and Metabolites in Preterm Infants – Danping Zhu – Scientific Reports

Multi-site human microbiome

Genomics-Based Identification of Microorganisms in Human Ocular Body Fluid –  Philipp Kirstahler – bioRxiv

Oral microbiome

Oral microbial community assembly under the influence of periodontitis – Hongju Chen – PLOS One

Subgingival Microbiome of Gingivitis in Chinese Undergraduates – Ke Deng – Chinese Journal of Dental Research

Human skin microbiome

Review: What is new in the pathophysiology of acne, an overview – B. Dréno – Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venerology

The Role of the Skin and Gut Microbiome in Psoriatic Disease – Di Yan – Current Dermatology Reports

Human vaginal microbiome

The Vaginal Microbiome and its Potential to Impact Efficacy of HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis for Women –  Jennifer Velloza – Current HIV/AIDS Reports

The urinary microbiota of men and women and its changes in women during bacterial vaginosis and antibiotic treatment – Cornelia Gottschick – Microbiome

 

Human gut microbiome

Interactions between species introduce spurious associations in microbiome studies – Rajita Menon – bioRxiv

Bacteriophages in the gastrointestinal tract and their implications – Marzanna Łusiak-Szelachowska- Gut Pathogens

Analysis of intestinal microbial communities of cerebral infarction and ischemia patients based on high throughput sequencing technology and glucose and lipid metabolism –  Wenzhen Ji – Molecular Medicine Reports

Brain-gut-microbiota axis and mental health – Timothy G. Dinan – Psychosomatic Medicine

Integrated Analysis of Biopsies from Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients Identifies SAA1 as a Link Between Mucosal Microbes with TH17 and TH22 Cells – Mei San Tang – Inflamatory Bowel Diseases

Gut microbiome response to short-term dietary interventions in reactive hypoglycemia subjects – Sara Quercia –  Diabetes Metabolism Research and Reviews

The Impact of Western Diet and Nutrients on the Microbiota and Immune Response at Mucosal Interfaces – Donjete Statovci –  Frontiers in Immunology

Comparative gut microbiota and resistome profiling of intensive care patients receiving selective digestive tract decontamination and healthy subjects – Elena Buelow – Microbiome

Future prospect of faecal microbiota transplantation as a potential therapy in asthma – Y Kang  – Allergologia et Immunopathologia

Evidence of the Immune Relevance of Prevotella copri, a Gut Microbe, in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis – Annalisa Pianta – Arthritis & Rheumatology

Bacteriophages in the gastrointestinal tract and their implications – Marzanna Łusiak-Szelachowska – Gut Pathogens

The impact of age and gut microbiota on Th17 and Tfh cells in K/BxN autoimmune arthritis – Fei Teng – Arthritis Research & Therapy

Amoxapine Demonstrates Incomplete Inhibition of β-Glucuronidase Activity from Human Gut Microbiota – Wei Yang –  SLAS Discovery

Animal experiments 

Role of intestinal microbiome in American ginseng-mediated colon cancer protection in high fat diet-fed AOM/DSS mice –  C.-Z. Wang –  Clinical and Translational Oncology

The influence of the gut microbiota composition on Campylobacter jejuni colonization in chickens – Zifeng Han – Infection and Immunity

Animal microbiome 

Microbiota of little penguins and short-tailed shearwaters during development – Meagan L. Dewar – PLOS One

Transition of the intestinal microbiota of cats with age – Hiroaki Masuoka – PLOS One

Brief Communication: Climate warming reduces gut microbiota diversity in a vertebrate ectotherm – Elvire Bestion – Nature Ecology & Evolution

Patterns of seasonality and group membership characterize the gut microbiota in a longitudinal study of wild Verreaux’s sifakas (Propithecus verreauxi) – Andrea Springer – Ecology and Evolution

Comparison of the microbial population in rabbits and guinea pigs by next generation sequencing – Edward J. Crowley – PLOS One

Effects of contaminants of emerging concern on Megaselia scalaris (Lowe, Diptera: Phoridae) and its microbial community – Marcus J. Pennington – Scientific Reports

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Influence of heavy metals on rhizosphere microbial communities of Siam weed (Chromolaena odorata (L.)) using a 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing approach – Thanyaporn Ruangdech – Agriculture and Natural Resources

Soil microbial community composition is correlated to soil carbon processing along a boreal wetland formation gradient – Eric J. Chapman – European Journal of Soil Biology

Bacteria from the rhizosphere and tissues of As-hyperaccumulator Pteris vittata and their role in arsenic transformation – Yong-HeHan – Chemosphere

Soil Characteristics Overwhelm Cultivar Effects on the Structure and Assembly of Root-Associated Microbiomes of Modern Maize – LinChen – Pedosphere

Comparative Transcriptomics of Bacillus mycoides Strains in Response to Potato-Root Exudates Reveals Different Genetic Adaptation of Endophytic and Soil Isolates – Yanglei Yi – Frontiers in Microbiology

Soil features in rookeries of Antarctic penguins reveal sea to land biotransport of chemical pollutants – Anna C. Santamans – PLOS One

Shifts in coastal sediment oxygenation cause pronounced changes in microbial community composition and associated metabolism – Elias Broman – Microbiome

Effects of Short-Term Set-Aside Management Practices on Soil Microorganism and Enzyme Activity in China – Guangyu Li – International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

Microbial volatile compounds alter the soil microbial community – Jun Yuan –  Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Metagenomes from deep Baltic Sea sediments reveal how past and present environmental conditions determine microbial community composition – Ian P.G. Marshall – Marine Genomics

A More Comprehensive Community of Ammonia-Oxidizing Archaea (AOA) Revealed by Genomic DNA and RNA Analyses of amoA Gene in Subtropical Acidic Forest Soils – Ruo-Nan Wu – Microbial Ecology

Biophysical processes supporting the diversity of microbial life in soil – Robin Tecon – FEMS Microbiology Reviews

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Effect of short-term, diel changes in environmental conditions on active microbial communities in a salt marsh pond – Patrick J. Kearns – Aquatic Microbial Ecology

Linking Phylogenetic Identity and Biogeochemical Function of Uncultivated Marine Microbes with Novel Mass Spectrometry Techniques –  Samuel Bryson – Thesis, Oregon State University

Effects of alkali types on waste activated sludge (WAS) fermentation and microbial communities – Xiaoling Li – Chemosphere

Cyanobacterial Allelochemicals But Not Cyanobacterial Cells Markedly Reduce Microbial Community Diversity – Filipa Dias – Frontiers in Microbiology

Marinobacter aquaticus sp. nov., a moderately halophilic bacterium from a solar saltern –  María José León –  International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary

Exploring the microbial diversity in Jordanian hot springs by comparative metagenomic analysis – Emad I. Hussein – Microbiology Open

Development of the first gene expression system for Salinicoccus strains with potential application in bioremediation of hypersaline wastewaters – Dahe Zhao – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Bacterial biomes and potential human pathogens in irrigation water and leafy greens from different production systems described using pyrosequencing – M Jongman – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Report: Metabolic Flexibility Underpins Growth Capabilities of the Fastest Growing Alga – Haim Treves – Current Biology

The effects of morphology and neighbouring seaweeds on macroalgal microbiota – Thesis, The University of British Columbia

Relationships between and formation dynamics of the microbiota of consumers, producers, and the environment in an abalone aquatic system – Jing-Zhe Jiang – PLOS One

Vertical gradients in species richness and community composition across the twilight zone in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre – Stephanie A. Sommer – Molecular Ecology

Metagenomic Insights into The Diversity and Functions of Microbial Assemblages in Tasik Kenyir Ecosystem – Mohd Ezhar Mohd Noor –  bioRxiv

The organizing effects of elevated CO2 on competition among estuarine primary producers – Craig S. Young – Scientific Reports

Microbial Community Structure and the Persistence of Cyanobacterial Populations in Salt Crusts of the Hyperarid Atacama Desert from Genome-Resolved Metagenomics – Kari M. Finstad – Frontiers in Microbiology

Draft Genome Sequence of Thiohalobacter thiocyanaticus Strain FOKN1, a Neutrophilic Halophile Capable of Thiocyanate Degradation – Mamoru Oshiki – Genome Announcements

Environmental drivers of a microbial genomic transition zone in the ocean’s interior – Daniel R. Mende – Nature Microbiology

Early photosynthetic eukaryotes inhabited low-salinity habitats – Patricia Sánchez-Baracaldo – PNAS

Microbial dynamics in petroleum oilfields and their relationship with physiological properties of petroleum oil reservoirs – Sunita J.Varjani – Bioresource Technology

Probiotics / prebiotics

Label-free quantitative proteomic analysis of Lactobacillus fermentum NCDC 400 during bile salt exposure – Gurjeet Kaur – Journal of Proteomics

Timely Use of Probiotics in Hospitalized Adults Prevents Clostridium difficile Infection: A Systematic Review With Meta-Regression Analysis – Nicole T. Shen – Gastroenterology

Phages and viruses

Phage in urban wastewater have the potential to disseminate antibiotic resistance – Gayathri Upeksha Gunathilaka – International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents

Bioinformatics

MicrobiomeDB: a systems biology platform for integrating, mining and analyzing microbiome experiments – Francislon Silva de Oliveira – bioRxiv

MetaMeta: integrating metagenome analysis tools to improve taxonomic profiling – Vitor C. Piro – Microbiome

A bioarchitectonic approach to the modular engineering of metabolism – Cheryl A. Kerfeld – Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B

Techniques

Schrödinger’s microbes: Tools for distinguishing the living from the dead in microbial ecosystems – Joanne B. Emerson – Microbiome

A Note: A simple methodology to collect culturable bacteria from feces of Anopheles darlingi (Diptera: Culicidae) – Andrelisse Arruda – Journal of Microbiological Methods

Biotechnology

Predicting Microbial Fuel Cell Biofilm Communities and Bioreactor Performance using Artificial Neural Networks – Keaton Larson – Environmental Science & Technology

Microbial communities as biosensors for monitoring urban environments – Fangqiong Ling – Microbial Biotechnology

Perspectives for microbial community composition in anaerobic digestion: from abundance and activity to connectivity – Jo De Vrieze – Environmental Microbiology

Review: Purification and reuse of non-point source wastewater via Myriophyllum-based integrative biotechnology: A review – Liu F – Bioresource Technology

Improvements in algal lipid production: a systems biology and gene editing approach –  Avik Banerjee – Critical Reviews in Biotechnology

Microbes in the news 

Scientists Make Food From Bacteria, Water, Electricity, and a Whole Lot of Patience

Are you lonesome tonight? Why we, like Elvis, turn to food for comfort

Scientists See Bacteria Responding Electrically to Physical Stimuli for the First Time

Killing bacteria by hacking plastics with silver and electricity

Human Gut Microbes May Help Suppress MS, New Research Suggests 

Unexpected Microbial Life in Glacial Clay Could Offer Antibiotic Solutions

 

 

 

August 10, 2017

Human urinary microbiome

The microbiome in urogenital schistosomiasis and induced bladder pathologies – Adewale S. Adebayo – PLoS Negl Trop Dis

Human gut microbiome

A 3-dimensional mathematical model of microbial proliferation that generates the characteristic cumulative relative abundance distributions in gut microbiomes – Lena Takayasu – PLoS ONE

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Evolutionary conservation of a core root microbiome across plant phyla along a tropical soil chronosequence – Yun Kit Yeoh – Nature Communications

Spatiotemporal Variation and Networks in the Mycobiome of the Wheat Canopy – Rumakanta Sapkota – Frontiers in Plant Science

Water and extremophile microbiome

Active microorganisms thrive among extremely diverse communities in cloud water – Pierre Amato – PLoS ONE

Seasonal Analysis of Microbial Communities in Precipitation in the Greater Tokyo Area, Japan – Satoshi Hiraoka – Frontiers in Microbiology

Built environment

The US National Mall Microbiome: A Census of Rhizosphere Bacteria Inhabiting Landscape Turf – Jo Anne Crouch – Crop Science

Microbes in the news

For Healthy Skin, Just Add…Bacteria? – Adam Hurly – GQ

Microbes on the market

Reality vs. hype: A macro look at the microbiome market – Juliet Preston – MedCityNews

Science, publishing, and career

Prof claims victory over ‘#manel’ at microbiome conference – Dan Jackson – Campus Reform

August 9, 2017

Events and jobs

ASM Journals Fellowship – American Society for Microbiology

General microbiome

A mechanistic Individual-based Model of microbial communities – Pahala Gedara Jayathilake – PLoS ONE

Human vaginal microbiome

Group B Streptococcus and the vaginal microbiota – Geoffrey H Rosen – The Journal of Infectious Diseases

Animal experiments

The microbial metabolite desaminotyrosine protects from influenza through type I interferon – Ashley L. Steed – Science

Development of Inflammatory Bowel Disease is Linked to a Longitudinal Restructuring of the Gut Metagenome in Mice – Thomas Sharpton – bioRxiv

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Microbial Communities as Ecological Indicators of Ecosystem Recovery Following Chemical Pollution – Stéphane Pesce – Microbial Ecotoxicology

Assessment of rhizosphere processes for removing water-borne macrolide antibiotics in constructed wetlands – Yiping Tai – Plant and Soil

Poor-Soil Rhizosphere Enriched with Different Microbial Activities Influence the Availability of Base Elements – Faten Dhaw – Open Journal of Ecology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Impacts of leachates from livestock carcass burial and manure heap sites on groundwater geochemistry and microbial community structure – Man Jae Kwon – PLoS ONE

Built environment

Lignocellulose-Degrading Microbial Communities in Landfill Sites Represent a Repository of Unexplored Biomass-Degrading Diversity – Emma Ransom-Jones – mSphere

Probiotics / prebiotics

Utilization of Pyrosequencing to Monitor the Microbiome Dynamics of Probiotic Treated Poultry (Gallus gallus domesticus) during Downstream Poultry Processing – Vamsy Priya Guttala – Agricultural Sciences

Lactobacillus casei CCFM419 attenuates type 2 diabetes via a gut microbiota dependent mechanism – Gang Wang – Food & Function

Bioinformatics

Hiding in Plain Sight: Mining Bacterial Species Records for Phenotypic Trait Information – Albert Barberán – mSphere

Techniques

Isolation of bacteriophages from air using vacuum filtration technique: An improved and novel method – Bhagyashree Magare – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Microbes in the news

Exploring the Equine Microbiome – Stacey Oke – The Horse

Study: Kitchen sponges carry more bacteria than a toilet – Darren Sweeney – Fox8 Cleveland