June 13, 2018

Events and jobs

Computational scientists (from post-master to postdoc fellowships) in metagenomics and microbial genomics : Trento, Italy – The Laboratory of Computational Metagenomics

General microbiome

Meta-analysis of human genome-microbiome association studies: the MiBioGen consortium initiative – Jun Wang, Microbiome Announcement

Microbial ecology

Everything is not everywhere: a tale on the biogeography of cyanobacteria – Karine Felix Ribeiro, Hydrobiologia

A Meta‐Analysis of Temperature Sensitivity as a Microbial Trait – Charlotte J. Alster, Global Change Biology

Microbial island biogeography: isolation shapes the life history characteristics but not diversity of root-symbiotic fungal communities – John Davison, ISME

Bacillus thuringiensis produces the lipopeptide thumolycin to antagonize microbes and nematodes – Dehong Zheng, Microbiological Research

Qualitative analysis of biosurfactants from Bacillus species exhibiting antifungal activity – Ambrin Sarwar, Plos One

Antarctic cryptoendolithic fungal communities are highly adapted and dominated by Lecanoromycetes and Dothideomycetes – Claudia Coleine, Frontiers in Microbiology

Pregnancy and early life

The Microbiome and Metabolome of Preterm Infant Stool Are Personalized and Not Driven by Health Outcomes, Including Necrotizing Enterocolitis and Late-Onset Sepsis – Stephen Wandro, mSphere

The role of breast milk in the colonization of neonatal gut and skin with coagulase-negative staphylococci – Hiie Soeorg, Pediatric Research

Multisite human microbiome

Prion-like Propagation of α-synuclein in the gut-brain axis – Ying Chen, Brain Research Bulletin

Microbiome-Gut-Brain Axis and Toll-Like Receptors in Parkinson’s Disease – Valentina Caputi, International Journal of Molecular Sciences

Current Insights in Microbiome Shifts in Sjogren’s Syndrome and Possible Therapeutic Interventions – Christina Tsigalou, Frontiers in Immunology

Comparison of Infant Gut and Skin Microbiota, Resistome and Virulome between Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Environments – Suchitra K. Hourigan, Frontiers in Microbiology

Human skin microbiome

Skin Microbiota in Obese Women at Risk for Surgical Site Infection After Cesarean Delivery – Kara M. Rood, Scientific Reports

Cutibacterium acnes (Propionibacterium acnes) and acne vulgaris: a brief look at the latest updates – B. Dréno, Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology

Characterisation of Cutibacterium acnes phylotypes in acne and in vivo exploratory evaluation of Myrtacine® – S. Pécastaings, Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology

Human oral microbiome

Analysis of the oral microbiome on the surface of modified dental polymers – Denise  Tornavoi de Castro, Archives of Oral Biology

Genetic Association with Subgingival Bacterial Colonization in Chronic Periodontitis – Franco Cavalla, Genes

Biological and cultural drivers of oral microbiota in Medieval and Post-Medieval London, UK – Andrew G Farrer, bioRxiv

Human gut microbiome

Breath methane concentrations and markers of obesity in patients with functional gastrointestinal disorders – Clive H. Wilder-Smith, United European Gastroenterology Journal

The Intersection Between Colonization Resistance, Antimicrobial Stewardship, and Clostridium difficile – Rossana Rosa, Current Infectious Disease Reports

Celiac Disease and Fecal Microbiota Transplantation: A New Beginning? – Shmuel Golfeyz MD, Correspondence

Gut microbiota metabolites, amino acid metabolites and improvements in insulin sensitivity and glucose metabolism: the POUNDS Lost trial – Yoriko Heianza, Nutrition

Cutting the Gordian Knot of the Microbiota – Kimberly S.Vasquez, Molecular Cell

Host: Microbiome co-metabolic processing of dietary polyphenols – An acute, single blinded, cross-over study with different doses of apple polyphenols in healthy subjects – Kajetan Trost, Food Research International

Clinical trials of kimchi intakes on the regulation of metabolic parameters and colon health in healthy Korean young adults – Hee-Young Kim, Journal of Functional Foods

Animal experiments

Propolis from Different Geographic Origins Suppress Intestinal Inflammation in a Model of DSS‐Induced Colitis is Associated with Decreased Bacteroides spp. in the Gut – Kai Wang, Molecular Nutrition and Food Research

Effect of direct-fed microbials on culturable gut microbiotas in broiler chickens: a meta-analysis of controlled trials – Chhaiden Heak, Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences

A dietary isothiocyanate-enriched moringa (Moringa oleifera) seed extract improves glucose tolerance in a high-fat-diet mouse model and modulates the gut microbiome – Asha Jaja-Chimedza, Journal of Functional Foods

The enteric microbiota regulates jejunal Paneth cell number and function without impacting intestinal stem cells – Alexi A. Schoenborn, Gut Microbes

Comprehensive longitudinal microbiome analysis of the chicken cecum reveals a shift from competitive to environmental drivers and a window of opportunity for Campylobacter – Umer Zeeshan Ijaz, bioRxiv

Microbial quantity impacts Drosophila nutrition, development, and lifespan – Erin S. Keebaugh, iScience

Absence of Gut Microbiota Reduces Emotional Reactivity in Japanese Quails (Coturnix japonica) – Narjis Kraimi, Frontiers in Physiology

Animal microbiome

Identification of circular single-stranded DNA viruses in faecal samples of Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis), moose (Alces alces) and snowshoe hare (Lepus americanus) inhabiting the Colorado San Juan Mountains – Simona Kraberger, Infection, Genetics and Evolution

Diverse novel resident Wolbachia strains in Culicine mosquitoes from Madagascar – Claire L Jeffries, bioRxiv

Sample treatment optimization for fish stool metabolomics – Takeshi Hano, Journal of Chromatography B

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Two decades of altered snow cover does not affect soil microbial ability to catabolize carbon compounds in an oceanic alpine heath – E.R. Jasper Wubs, Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Grazing and resource availability control soil nematode body size and abundance‐mass relationship in semi‐arid grassland – W. S. Andriuzzi, Journal of Animal Ecology

Isolation and screening of antibiotic producing actinomycetes from rhizosphere and agricultural soils – Atsede Muleta, African Journal of Biotechnology

Responses of Bougainvillea spectabilis to elevated atmospheric CO2 under galaxolide (HHCB) pollution and the mechanisms of its rhizosphere metabolism – Minzhe Zhang, Journal of Soils and Sediments

Differential effect of the nitrogen form on the leaf gas exchange, amino acid composition, and antioxidant response of sweet pepper at elevated CO2 – María C. Piñero, Plant Growth Regulation

Viral metagenomics analysis and eight novel viral genomes identified from the Dushanzi mud volcanic soil in Xinjiang, China – Dan-Ting Yu, Journal of Soils and Sediments

Efficacy of Bacillus subtilis native strains for biocontrol of Phytophthora crown and root rot of pistachio in Iran – Mohammad Moradi, Tropical Plant Pathology

Modification of plant cell wall chemistry impacts metabolome and microbiome composition in Populus PdKOR1 RNAi plants – Allison M. Veach, Plant and Soil

Continuous application of different fertilizers induces distinct bulk and rhizosphere soil protist communities – Sai Guo, European Journal of Soil Biology

Microbial communities and natural fermentation of corn silages prepared with farm bunker-silo in Southwest China – Hao Guan, Bioresource Technology

Cultivated methanotrophs associated with rhizospheres of traditional rice landraces from Western India belong to Methylocaldum and Methylocystis – Monali C. Rahalkar, 3 Biotech

Metal(loid)-resistant bacteria reduce wheat Cd and As uptake in metal(loid)-contaminated soil – Xiao-Han Wang, Environmental Pollution

Enhanced removal of nitrate in the maize rhizosphere by plant growth-promoting Bacillus megaterium NCT-2, and its colonization pattern in response to nitrate – Shaohua Chu, Chemosphere

Bioactive luteoloside produced by Myroides odoratimimus, solvent-tolerant bacterium form the rhizosphere of Lonicera japonica –  Y. X. Zhao, Natural Product Research

Potential application of selected metal resistant phosphate solubilizing bacteria isolated from the gut of earthworm (Metaphire posthuma) in plant growth promotion – Jayanta  Kumar Biswas, Geoderma

Effects of Pseudomonas chenduensis and biochar on cadmium availability and microbial community in the paddy soil – Lingjuan Li, Science of The Total Environment

Continuous application of different fertilizers induces distinct bulk and rhizosphere soil protist communities – Sai Guo, European Journal of Soil Biology

Analysis on metabolic functions of stored rice microbial communities by BIOLOG ECO microplates – Zhiwen Ge, Frontiers in Microbiology

Effects of discrete bioactive microbial volatiles on plants and fungi – Birgit Piechulla, Plant, Cell, and Environment

Phylogenetic-scale disparities in the soil microbial diversity–ecosystem functioning relationship – Marta Goberna, ISME

Similar soil microbial community structure across different environments after long‐term succession: evidence from volcanoes of different ages – Shangqi Xu, Journal of Basic Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Comparison among the microbial communities in the lake, lake wetland, and estuary sediments of a plain river network – Wei Huang, Microbiology Open

The distinctive microbial community improves composting efficiency in a full-scale hyperthermophilic composting plant – Zhen Yu, Bioresource Technology

Co-occurrence Networks Among Bacteria and Microbial Eukaryotes of Lake Baikal During a Spring Phytoplankton Bloom – Ivan S. Mikhailov, Microbial Ecology

The Legacy Effects of Winter Climate on Microbial Functioning After Snowmelt in a Subarctic Tundra – Maria Väisänen, Microbial Ecology

Characterization of phototrophic microorganisms and description of new cyanobacteria isolated from the saline-alkaline crater-lake Dziani Dzaha (Mayotte, Indian Ocean) – M. Cellamare, FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Methanogens in the Antarctic Dry Valley Permafrost – Tatiana A. Vishnivetskaya, FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Bacterial Diversity in an Alpine Debris-Free and Debris-Cover Accumulation Zone Glacier Ice, North Sikkim, India – Mingma Thundu Sherpa, Indian Journal of Microbiology

Culturing the ubiquitous freshwater actinobacterial acI lineage by supplying a biochemical ‘helper’ catalase – Suhyun Kim, bioRxiv

Assessing the effect of pretreatments on the structure and functionality of microbial communities for the bioconversion of microalgae to biogas – Olivia Córdova, Frontiers in Microbiology

Great Salt Lake microbiology: a historical perspective – Bonnie K. Baxter, International Microbiology

Life from the ashes: survival of dry bacterial spores after very high temperature exposure – Lynda Beladjal, Extremophiles

Microbial and geochemical controls on waste rock weathering and drainage quality – Sharon Blackmore, Science of The Total Environment

Characterization and high-throughput sequencing of a trichlorophenol-dechlorinating microbial community acclimated from sewage sludge – Jiaxiu Song, Journal of Cleaner Production

Impacts of surface-applied residues on N-cycling soil microbial communities in miscanthus and switchgrass cropping systems – Karen A. Thompson, Applied Soil Ecology

Water is a critical factor in evaluating and assessing microbial colonization and destruction of Angkor sandstone monuments – Xiaobo Liu, International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation

Methanogenic community shifts during the transition from sewage mono-digestion to co-digestion of grass biomass – Justus Hardegen, Bioresource Technology

Bacterial lineages putatively associated with the dissemination of antibiotic resistance genes in a full-scale urban wastewater treatment plant – Carlos Narciso-da-Rocha, Environment International

Impact of organic waste composition on life cycle energy production, global warming and Water use for treatment by anaerobic digestion followed by composting – Sara A. Pace, Resources, Conservation and Recycling

1H NMR metabolomics of microbial metabolites in the four MW agricultural biogas plant reactors: A case study of inhibition mirroring the acute rumen acidosis symptoms – Boštjan Murovec, Journal of Environmental Management

Comparative Metagenomics Provides Insight into the Ecosystem Functioning of the Shark Bay Stromatolites, Western Australia – Joany Babilonia, Frontiers in Microbiology

Assessing the abundance of fungal populations in a full-scale membrane bioreactor (MBR) treating urban wastewater by using quantitative PCR (qPCR) – P. Maza-Márquez, Journal of Environmental Management

Food microbiology

Occurrence of lactic acid bacteria and yeasts at species and strain level during spontaneous fermentation of mawè, a cereal dough produced in West Africa – Marcel Houngbédji, Food Microbiology

Probiotics / prebiotics

Probiotics in IBD: Combining in vitro and in vivomodels for selecting strains with both anti-inflammatory potential as well as a capacity to restore the gut epithelial barrier – Mazen Zaylaa, Journal of Functional Foods

Can prebiotics assist in the management of cognition and weight gain in schizophrenia? – Amy Chia-Ching Kao, Psychoneuroendocrinology

Probiotic potentials of Lactobacillus plantarum isolated from fermented durian (Tempoyak), a Malaysian traditional condiment – Asmariah Ahmad, Food Science and Nutrition

Bioinformatics

Identifying Heritable Communities of Microbiome by Root-Unifrac and Wishart Distribution – Yunfan Tang, bioRxiv

PARTIE: a partition engine to separate metagenomic and amplicon projects in the Sequence Read Archive – Pedro J. Torres, Bioinformatics

Techniques

Dead or Alive? Molecular life-dead distinction in human stool samples reveals significantly different composition of the microbial community – Alexandra Perras, bioRxiv

Critical Assessment of Methods to Quantify Biofilm Growth and Evaluate Antibiofilm Activity of Host Defence Peptides – Evan F. Haney, Biomolecules

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June 12, 2018

Gut and General Microbiome

Screening for Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: A Cohort Study Using Transient Elastography – Chiara Saroli Palumbo – Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Review: A critical appraisal of advances in the diagnosis of diverticular disease – Antonio Tursi – Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology  

Antimicrobial-Induced Cytopenia and Bone Marrow Hypocellularity in Patients with Cirrhosis – Anupama Patil – Bone Marrow Research

Colonic Mucosal Microbiota in Colorectal Cancer: A Single-Center Metagenomic Study in Saudi Arabia – Ahmed O. Alomair – Gastroenterology Research and Practice

Connecting homocysteine and obesity through pyroptosis, gut microbiome, epigenetics, peroxisome proliferator-activator receptor γ (PPARγ) and zinc finger protein 407 (Zfp407) – Anwesha Laha – Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology

Review: Sexual dimorphism of cardiometabolic dysfunction: Gut microbiome in the play? – Tzu-Wen L. Cross – Molecular Metabolism

Individuality and convergence of the infant gut microbiota during the first year of life – Eric J. de Muinck – Nature Communications

Reconstruction of the bifidobacterial pan-secretome reveals the network of extracellular interactions between bifidobacteria and the infant gutGabriele Andrea Lugli – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Commentary: Beyond Oxalobacter: the gut microbiota and kidney stone formation – Gwen Falony – Gut

Nutritional modulation of the intestinal microbiota: future opportunities for the prevention and treatment of neuroimmune and neuroinflammatory disease – Vincent C.Lombardi – The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry

 

Reproductive and Urinary Tract Microbiome

Review: Implantation failure of endometrial origin: what is new? –  Jose Bellver – Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Detecting viral genomes in the female urinary microbiome – Andrea Garretto – Journal of General Virology

Commentary: Regional Caesarean Delivery Practices, the Maternal-Infant Microbiome, and Risk for Asthma – Rebecca Entz – Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada

 

Skin Microbiome

Insights into the skin microbiome dynamics of leprosy patients during multi-drug therapy and in healthy individuals from Brazil – Paulo E. S. Silva – Scientific Reports

Skin Microbiota in Obese Women at Risk for Surgical Site Infection After Cesarean Delivery – Kara M. Rood – Scientific Reports

 

Oral and Respiratory Microbiome

Analysis of the oral microbiome on the surface of modified dental polymers – Denise Tornavoide Castro – Archives of Oral Biology

Bacterial biogeography of adult airways in atopic asthma – Juliana Durack – Microbiome

Review: Adenotonsillar microbiome: an update – James Jordan Johnston – Postgraduate Medical Journal

 

Animal Microbiome

The canine gut microbiome is associated with higher risk of gastric dilatation-volvulus and high risk genetic variants of the immune system – Meredith A. J. Hullar – PLOS ONE

Propolis from Different Geographic Origins Suppress Intestinal Inflammation in a Model of DSS‐Induced Colitis is Associated with Decreased Bacteroides spp. in the Gut – Kai Wang – Molecular Nutrition & Food Research

Deficiency of BrpA in Streptococcus mutans Reduces Virulence in Rat Caries Model – Zezhang T. Wen – Molecular Oral Microbiology

Huddling remodels gut microbiota to reduce energy requirements in a small mammal species during cold exposure – Xue-Ying Zhang – Microbiome

Abnormal gut microbiota composition contributes to cognitive dysfunction in SAMP8 mice – Gaofeng Zhan – Aging

The role of regulator FucP in Edwardsiella tarda pathogenesis and the inflammatory cytokine response in tilapia – Jiayan Wu – Fish & Shellfish Immunology

Malassezia pachydermatis from animals: Planktonic and biofilm antifungal susceptibility and its virulence arsenal – Raimunda Sâmia Nogueira Brilhante – Veterinary Microbiology

 

Beneficial Microbes

Oral administration of Bifidobacterium bifidum TMC3115 to neonatal mice may alleviate IgE-mediated allergic risk in adulthood – R.Y. Cheng – Beneficial Microbes

Three-Month Feeding Integration With Bifidobacterium Strains Prevents Gastrointestinal Symptoms in Healthy Newborns – Irene Aloisio – Frontiers in Nutrition

 

Bioinformatics and Genomics

Review: Interrogating the microbiome: experimental and computational considerations in support of study reproducibility – Carine Poussin – Drug Discovery Today

CowPI: A Rumen Microbiome Focussed Version of the PICRUSt Functional Inference Software – Toby J. Wilkinson – Frontiers in Microbiology

Benchmark Evaluation of True Single Molecular Sequencing to Determine Cystic Fibrosis Airway Microbiome Diversity – Andrea Hahn – Frontiers in Microbiology

Next-Generation Machine Learning for Biological Networks – Diogo M. Camacho – Cell

 

May 31, 2018

Metagenomic analysis of the endangered kakapo fecal microbiota, a role for the microbiota in the social interaction habits of mice, using fecal metabolomics to readout functions of the gut microbiome.

General microbiome

Pre-print: Measuring the archaeome: detection and quantification of archaea signatures in the human body – Manuela R Pausan – bioRxiv

Human skin microbiome

Short‐term direct contact with soil and plant materials leads to an immediate increase in diversity of skin microbiota – Mira Grönroos – Microbiology Open

Human oral microbiome

Preliminary esophageal microbiome studies prompt important scientific questions – Yash Choksi – Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology

Human urinary microbiome

Calcium Oxalate Urolithiasis: A Case of Missing Microbes? – Carlos Alfredo Batagello – Journal of Endourology

Animal experiments

Social interaction-induced activation of RNA splicing in the amygdala of microbiome-deficient mice – Roman M Stilling – eLIFE

Differences in cecal microbiome of selected high and low feather-pecking laying hens – P Birkl – Poultry Science

Digestive microbiota is different in pigs receiving antimicrobials or a feed additive during the nursery period – Cassandra Soler – PLOS ONE

Dietary supplementation with yeast hydrolysate in pregnancy influences colostrum yield and gut microbiota of sows and piglets after birth – Shah Hasah – PLOS ONE

Dietary sodium butyrate improves intestinal development and function by modulating the microbial community in broilers – Wei Wu – PLOS ONE

Animal microbiome

Network-guided genomic and metagenomic analysis of the faecal microbiota of the critically endangered kakapo – David W Waite – Scientific Reports

Bacterial diversity and community structure of the intestinal microbiome of Channel Catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) during ontogenesis – Francisca A Burgos – Systematic and Applied Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Pre-print: Consortia of anti-nematode fungi and bacteria in the rhizosphere of soybean plants attacked by root-knot nematodes – Hirokazu Toju – bioRxiv

The importance of phyllosphere on plant functional ecology: a phyllo trait manifesto – Bruno H P Rosado – New Phytologist

Biocatalytic potential of Streptomyces spp. isolates from rhizosphere of plants and mycorrhizosphere of fungi – Jelena Spasic – Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry

Hosts do not simply outsource pathogen resistance to protective symbionts – Jan Hrček – Evolution

Water and extremophile microbiome

Microbial Diversity in Sediments from the Bottom of the Challenger Deep, the Mariana Trench – Takuro Nunoura – Microbes and Environments

Microbial Community Composition and Putative Biogeochemical Functions in the Sediment and Water of Tropical Granite Quarry Lakes – Amit Kumar – Microbial Ecology

Bloom of a denitrifying methanotroph, “Candidatus Methylomirabilis limnetica”, in a deep stratified lake – Jon S Graf – Environmental Microbiology

Food microbiology

Microbiome dynamics during spontaneous fermentations of sound grapes in comparison with sour rot and Botrytis infected grapes – Jessica Lleixà – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Pre-print: Microbial Community Structure and Diversity of Shrimp Paste at Different Fermentation Stages – Dai Lingying – bioRxiv

Bioinformatics

MetaHMM: A webserver for identifying novel genes with specified functions in metagenomic samples – Balázs Szalkai – Genomics

Metabolomics

The fecal metabolome as a functional readout of the gut microbiome – Jonas Zierer – Nature Genetics

More microbes

Pre-print: Aggregation of Vibrio cholerae by cationic polymers enhances quorum sensing but over-rides biofilm dissipation in response to autoinduction – Nicolas Perez-Soto – bioRxiv

Microbes in the news

Virus genes from city pond rescue bacteria – ScienceDaily

May 26, 2018

We have a big variety of topics covered in today’s posts, from built environment to bat microbiome to biolfilms!

Biofilms

Genomic identification of microbial species adhering to maxillofacial prostheses and susceptibility to different hygiene protocols – Juliana Barchelli, The Journal of Bioadhesion and Biofilm Research

Anti-biofilm effect of a butenolide/polymer coating and metatranscriptomic analyses – Wei Ding, The Journal of Bioadhesion and Biofilm Research

Microbial ecology

Keystone taxa as drivers of microbiome structure and functioning – Samiran Banerjee, Nature Reviews Microbiology

Diversity, Stability, and Reproducibility in Stochastically Assembled Microbial Ecosystems – Akshit Goya, Physical Review Letters

Pregnancy and early life

Iron supplementation has minor effects on gut microbiota composition in overweight and obese women in early pregnancy – Marloes Dekker Nitert, British Journal of Nutrition

Human respiratory microbiome

The concordance between upper and lower respiratory microbiota in children with Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia – Wenkui Dai, Emerging Microbes & Infections

The lung microbiome in children with HIV-bronchiectasis: a cross-sectional pilot study – Refiloe Masekela, BMC Pulmonary Medicine

Human skin microbiome

Does Lindioil (Indirubin) treatment affect the composition of Malassezia species on psoriatic skin? – Y. K. Lin, British Journal of Dermatology

Shift in skin microbiota of Western European women across aging – Romain Jugé, Journal of Applied Microbiology

Human vaginal microbiome

Understanding mucosal and microbial functionality of the female reproductive tract by metaproteomics: Implications for HIV transmission – Alicia R. Berard, American Journal of Reproductive Immunology

Vaginal microbiome studies in pregnancy must also analyse host factors – S.S. Witkin, BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Vaginal microbiome in early pregnancy and subsequent risk of spontaneous preterm birth: a case‐control study – Negar Tabatabaei, BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Human gut microbiome

Structural Alteration of Gut Microbiota during the Amelioration of Human Type 2 Diabetes with Hyperlipidemia by Metformin and a Traditional Chinese Herbal Formula: a Multicenter, Randomized, Open Label Clinical Trial – Xiaolin Tong, mBio

The role of diet in the aetiopathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease – Hamed Khalili, Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Animal experiments

Ethanolamine enhances intestinal functions by altering gut microbiome and mucosal anti-stress capacity in weaned rats – Jian Zhou, British Journal of Nutrition

Helicobacter pylori-infected C57BL/6 mice with different gastrointestinal microbiota have contrasting gastric pathology, microbial and host immune responses – Zhongming Ge, Scientific Reports

Evaluation of the impact of glyphosate and its residues in feed on animal health – European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), EFSA Journal

Risks for animal health related to the presence of fumonisins, their modified forms and hidden forms in feed – EFSA Panel on Contaminants in the Food Chain (CONTAM), EFSA Journal

Plateau hypoxia attenuates the metabolic activity of intestinal flora to enhance the bioavailability of nifedipine – Juanhong Zhang, Drug Delivery

Animal microbiome

Fecal Microbiota Composition Changes after a Body Weight Loss Diet in Beagle Dogs – A Salas, Journal of Animal Sciences

The fecal bacterial microbiota of bats; Slovenia – Modest Vengust, PLOS One

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Fertilization shapes a well-organized community of bacterial decomposers for accelerated paddy straw degradation – Yushan Zhan, Scientific Reports

Paddy-upland rotation for sustainable agriculture with regards to diverse soil microbial community – Ping-Fu Hou, Scientific Reports

Annual post‐market environmental monitoring report on the cultivation of genetically modified maize MON 810 in 2016 – European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), EFSA Journal

Conserved Responses in a War of Small Molecules between a Plant-Pathogenic Bacterium and Fungi – Joseph E. Spraker, mBio

Pseudomonads contribute to regulation of Pratylenchus penetrans (Nematoda) populations on apple – Tristan T. Watson, Canadian Journal of Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Taxon-specific aerosolization of bacteria and viruses in an experimental ocean-atmosphere mesocosm – Jennifer M. Michaud, Nature Communications

Combined genotyping, microbial diversity and metabolite profiling studies on farmed Mytilus spp. from Kiel Fjord – Caroline Utermann, Scientific Reports

Bathyarchaeota: globally distributed metabolic generalists in anoxic environments – Zhichao Zhou, FEMS Microbiology Reviews

Probiotics / prebiotics

Dietary fibers, prebiotics, and exopolysaccharides produced by lactic acid bacteria: potential health benefits with special regard to cholesterol-lowering effects – E. Korcz, Food and Function

Pharmacomicrobiomics: exploiting the drug-microbiota interactions in anticancer therapies – Concetta Panebianco, Microbiome

Built environment

City-scale distribution and dispersal routes of mycobiome in residences – Xinzhao Tong, Microbiome

Unraveling bacterial fingerprints of city subways from microbiome 16S gene profiles – Alejandro R. Walker, Biology Direct

Bioinformatics

ASaiM: a Galaxy-based framework to analyze microbiota data – Bérénice Batut, GigaScience

Comprehensive benchmarking and ensemble approaches for metagenomic classifiers – Alexa B. R. McIntyre, Genome Biology

Techniques

The Present and Future of Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) and Whole Metagenome Sequencing (WMS) for Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistant Microorganisms and Antimicrobial Resistance Genes across the Food Chain – Elena A. Oniciuc, Genes

A microbial endocrinology-based simulated small intestinal medium for the evaluation of neurochemical production by gut microbiota – Daniel N Villageliú, FEMS Microbiology Ecology

May 23, 2018

Today’s digest is packed full of awesome gut microbiome studies, a bunch of plant/soil studies, new features to QIIME and other bioinformatics, as well as a good serving of interesting pre-prints, editorials, and doctoral theses. Enjoy!

General microbiome

Microbial micropatches within microbial hotspots – Lisa M. Dann – PLOS ONE

Pregnancy and early life

The matter of the reproductive microbiome – Sam Schoenmakers – Obstetric Medicine

Gestational diabetes is associated with change in the gut microbiota composition in third trimester of pregnancy and postpartum – Mie Korslund Wiinblad Crusell – Microbiome

The importance of appropriate initial bacterial colonization of the intestine in newborn, child, and adult health – W Allan Walker – Pediatric Research

Human oral microbiome

Oral health status in historic population: Macroscopic and metagenomic evidence – Claire Willmann – PLOS ONE

The Subgingival Microbiome of Periodontal Pockets With Different Probing Depths in Chronic and Aggressive Periodontitis: A Pilot Study – Meng Shi – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

Human gut microbiome

[Pre-print] Gut microbiota markers in obese adolescent and adult patients: age-dependent differential patterns – Federica Del Chierico – Frontiers in Microbiology

Clinical applications of gut microbiota in cancer biology – Sunny H. Wong – Seminars in Cancer Biology

* Microbiome-Mediated Effects of the Mediterranean Diet on Inflammation – Melisa A Bailey – Advances in Nutrition

** Characterizing the gut microbiome in trauma: significant changes in microbial diversity occur early after severe injury – Benjamin M Howard – Trauma Surgery & Acute Care Open

Hypoxia induces senescence of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells via altered gut microbiota – Junyue Xing – Nature Communications

Animal experiments

The bacterial and archaeal community structures and methanogenic potential of the cecal microbiota of goats fed with hay and high-grain diets – Wei Jin – Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Effects of whole-grain rice and wheat on composition of gut microbiota and short-chain fatty acids in rats – Fei Han – Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry

Animal microbiome

Diet breadth and exploitation of exotic plants shift the core microbiome of Cephaloleia, a group of tropical herbivorous beetles – Chelsea L. Blankenchip – PeerJ

Altered gut microbiota associated with intestinal disease in grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idellus) – Ngoc Tuan Tran – World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

The gut microbiome is associated with behavioural task in honey bees – J. C. Jones – Insectes Sociaux

The role of the gut microbiome in health and disease of adult honey bee workers – Kasie Raymann – Current Opinion in Insect Science

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Microbial communities in soil profile are more responsive to legacy effects of wheat-cover crop rotations than tillage systems – Anil Somenahally – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

New insights into the effects of support matrix on the removal of organic micro-pollutants and the microbial community in constructed wetlands – Liang Zhang – Environmental Pollution

[Doctoral thesis] Imprint of management on microbial communities in arable soil – Putz, Martina

Study of microbial diversity in plant–microbe interaction system with oil sludge contamination – Dhote, Monika – International Journal of Phytoremediation

Effect of different potassium levels on nitrogen metabolism, nitrogen bacteria and nitrogen archaea bacteria communities in rhizosphere of tobacco plant – WENG Zebin – Acta Tabacaria Sinica

Canola Root–Associated Microbiomes in the Canadian Prairies – Chih-Ying Lay – Frontiers in Microbiology

Leaf-associated bacterial microbiota of coffee and its correlation with manganese and calcium levels on leaves – Leandro Pio de Sousa – Genetics and Molecular Biology

[Review] Organic Amendments, Beneficial Microbes, and Soil Microbiota: Toward a Unified Framework for Disease Suppression – Giuliano Bonanomi – Annual Review of Phytopathology

[Pre-print] Metagenomic sequencing provides insights into the location of microbial detoxification in the gut of a small mammalian herbivore – Kevin D. Kohl – bioRxiv

[Pre-print] Archaeal, bacterial, and eukaryal microbial community structure of sediment and seawater in a coastal region near Puerto Nuevo, Baja California – Sabah Ul-Hasan – bioRxiv

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Deterministic mechanisms define the long-term anaerobic digestion microbiome and its functionality regardless of the initial microbial community – M.Peces – Water Research

Built environment

[Editorial] Microbiome Yarns: microbiome of the built environment, paranormal microbiology, and the power of single cell genomics – Kenneth Timmis – microbial biotechnology

New Techniques for the Generation and Analysis of Tailored Microbial Systems on Surfaces – Ariel L. Furst – Biochemistry

* [Pre-print] Strain­level overlap between infant and hospital fungal microbiomes revealed through de novo assembly of eukaryotic genomes from metagenomes – Matthew R. Olm – bioRxiv

Probiotics / prebiotics

The effects of probiotics supplementation on metabolic health in pregnant women: An evidence based meta-analysis – Jia Zheng – PLOS ONE

Bioinformatics

[Pre-print / doctoral thesis] Recovering 2,032 Baltic Sea microbial genomes by optimized metagenomic binning – Alneberg, Johannes – DiVA

** Optimizing taxonomic classification of marker-gene amplicon sequences with QIIME 2’s q2-feature-classifier plugin – Nicholas A. Bokulich – Microbiome

Techniques

Functional Genomics Approaches to Studying Symbioses between Legumes and Nitrogen-Fixing Rhizobia – Martina Lardi – High-Throughput

VSITA, an Improved Approach of Target Amplification in the Identification of Viral Pathogens – Yi Zhang – Europe PMC

Making and Sequencing Heavily Multiplexed, High-Throughput 16S Ribosomal RNA Gene Amplicon Libraries Using a Flexible, Two-Stage PCR Protocol – Ankur Naqib – Gene Expression Analysis

Ed’s non-microbiology picks 

The Environmental Protection Agency in the Early Trump Administration: Prelude to Regulatory Capture

Perspectives on the Great Amazon Reef: Extension, Biodiversity, and Threats

Fasting boosts stem cells’ regenerative capacity

Eggs not linked to cardiovascular risk, despite conflicting advice

Noninvasive spinal stimulation method enables paralyzed people to regain use of hands, study finds

Cannabidiol significantly reduces seizures in patients with severe form of epilepsy

May 21, 2018

A long update to make up for the past few days, with extra emphasis on Plant/root/soil studies and water studies!

General microbiome

Why do microbes exhibit weak biogeographic patterns? – Kyle M. Meyer, ISME

Understanding and designing the strategies for the microbe-mediated remediation of environmental contaminants using omics approaches – Muneer A. Malla, Frontiers in Microbiology

Two-year microbial adaptation during hydrogen-mediated biogas upgrading process in a serial reactor configuration – L. Treu, Bioresource Technology

Microbial ecology

Grazer-induced transcriptomic and metabolomic response of the chain-forming diatom Skeletonema marinoi – Alberto Amato, ISME

Cooperation, competition and antibiotic resistance in bacterial colonies – Isabel Frost, ISME

Genome-resolved metagenomics identifies genetic mobility, metabolic interactions, and unexpected diversity in perchlorate-reducing communities – Tyler P. Barnum, ISME

Diversity and Hidden Host Specificity of Chytrids infecting Colonial Volvocacean Algae – Silke Van den Wyngaert, Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology

Human bone microbiome

Understanding the microbiome of diabetic foot osteomyelitis: insights from molecular and microscopic approaches – Khalid Johani, Clinical Microbiology and Infection

Human oral microbiome

Bacterial-derived exopolysaccharides enhance antifungal drug tolerance in a cross-kingdom oral biofilm – Dongyeop Kim, ISME

Human vaginal microbiome

Metabolomics as a clinical testing method for the diagnosis of vaginal dysbiosis – Emiley Watson, American Journal of Reproductive Immunology

Human gut microbiome

Design and rationale of the INSYTE study: A randomised, placebo controlled study to test the efficacy of a synbiotic on liver fat, disease biomarkers and intestinal microbiota in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease – Eleonora Scorletti, Contemporary Clinical Trials

Gastrointestinal Disorders Associated with Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases – Stella Hartono, Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology

Impact on the quality of life of an episode of Clostridium difficileinfection in a hospital setting – A. Duburcq, Journal of Epidemiology and Public Health

Animal experiments

Inhalational exposure to particulate matter air pollution alters the composition of the gut microbiome – Ece A. Mutlu, Environmental Pollution

Effects of long-term intake of a yogurt fermented with Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp.bulgaricus 2038 and Streptococcus thermophilus1131 on mice – Yuki Usui, International Immunology

Dietary mung bean protein reduces high-fat diet-induced weight gain by modulating host bile acid metabolism in a gut microbiota-dependent manner – Akiho Nakatani, Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications

Dietary nitrate modulates gut microbiota profile and prevents the activation of mucosal inflammatory pathways induced by broad-spectrum antibiotics – Bárbara S. Rocha, Free Radical Biology and Medicine

Animal microbiome

Coral bleaching from a single cell perspective – Daniel Aagren Nielsen, ISME

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Lack of thinning effects over inter-annual changes in soil fungal community and diversity in a Mediterranean pine forest – Carles Castaño, Forest Ecology and Management

Response of soil microbial communities to agroecological versus conventional systems of extensive agriculture – Diego N. Chavarria, Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment

Intraspecific variation in indirect plant–soil feedbacks influences a wetland plant invasion – Warwick J. Allen, Ecology

Native bacteria promote plant growth under drought stress condition without impacting the rhizomicrobiome – Elisabeth Armada, FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Plant roots redesign the rhizosphere to alter the three‐dimensional physical architecture and water dynamics – Sheikh M. F. Rabbi, New Phytologist

The Invasive Brazilian Pepper Tree (Schinus terebinthifolius) Is Colonized by a Root Microbiome Enriched With Alphaproteobacteria and Unclassified Spartobacteria – Karim Dawkins, Frontiers in Microbiology

Dynamics of Aspen Roots Colonization by Pseudomonads Reveals Strain-Specific and Mycorrhizal-Specific Patterns of Biofilm Formation – Marie-Francoise Noirot-Gros, Frontiers in Microbiology

The Emergence of Endophytic Microbes and Their Biological Promise – Gary Strobel, Journal of Fungi

Changes in soil nitrogen dynamics caused by prescribed fires in dense gorse lands in SW Pyrenees – Leire Múgica, Science of The Total Environment

Response of soil microbial communities to agroecological versus conventional systems of extensive agriculture – Diego N. Chavarria, Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment

Application of biosolids drives the diversity of antibiotic resistance genes in soil and lettuce at harvest – Lu Yang, Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Mycorrhizal Status In Endemic Pipewort: Eriocaulon eurypeplon Körn (Fam: Eriocaulaceae) – Vishal R. Kamble, IOSR Journal of Pharmacy and Biological Sciences

Model formulation of microbial CO2production and efficiency can significantly influence short and long term soil C projections – Ford Ballantyne IV & Sharon A. Billings, ISME

Effect of endophytic fungus Piriformospora indica on yield and some physiological traits of millet (Panicum miliaceum) under water stress – Goudarz Ahmadvand, Crop and Pasture Science

Composition and functional genes analysis of bacterial communities from urban parks of Shanghai, China and their role in ecosystem functionality – Xin Wang, Landscape and Urban Planning

Plant, fungal, bacterial, and nitrogen interactions in the litter layer of a native Patagonian forest – Lucía Vivanco​, PeerJ

Root-exuded coumarin shapes the root microbiome – Derek S. Lundberg, PNAS

Deforestation decreases spatial turnover and alters the network interactions in soil bacterial communities – Jing Tian, Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Distinct nitrogen provisioning from organic amendments in soil as influenced by farming system and water regime – Martina Lori, Frontiers in Microbiology

Biodiversity of urban soils for sustainable cities – C. Guilland, Environmental Chemistry Letters

Predator–prey mass ratio drives microbial activity under dry conditions in Sphagnum peatlands – Monika K. Reczuga, Ecology and Evolution

Organic and Biofertilization on Crop Production in Semiarid Regions – Ayman M. Helmy, The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry

Prevalence of Botrytis cinerea at different phenological stages of table grapes grown in the northern region of South Africa – Patricia C. Carmichael, Scientia Horticulturae

Water and extremophile microbiome

Genomic evidence for intraspecific hybridization in a clonal and extremely halotolerant yeast – Cene Gostinčar, BMC Genomics

Interactive effects of multiple stressors revealed by sequencing total (DNA) and active (RNA) components of experimental sediment microbial communities – Simone C. Birrer, Science of The Total Environment

Physicochemical drivers of microbial community structure in sediments of Lake Hazen, Nunavut, Canada – Matti O. Ruuskanen, Frontiers in Microbiology

Strains of the toxic and bloom-forming Nodularia spumigena (cyanobacteria) can degrade methylphosphonate and release methane – Jonna E. Teikari, ISME

Seasonal resource conditions favor a summertime increase in North Pacific diatom–diazotroph associations – Christopher L. Follett, ISME

Predator and prey biodiversity relationship and its consequences on marine ecosystem functioning—interplay between nanoflagellates and bacterioplankton – Jinny Wu Yang, ISME

Light and temperature control the seasonal distribution of thaumarchaeota in the South Atlantic bight – Qian Liu, ISME

Distributions of phytoplankton carbohydrate, protein and lipid in the world oceans from satellite ocean colour – Shovonlal Roy, ISME

Relationship between dissolved organic matter quality and microbial community composition across polar glacial environments – H J Smith, FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Sediment depth-dependent spatial variations of bacterial communities in mud deposits of the eastern China marginal seas – Yanlu Qiao, Frontiers in Microbiology

Food microbiology

Origin and varietal based proteomic and peptidomic fingerprinting of Theobroma cacao in non-fermented and fermented cocoa beans – Neha Kumari, Food Research International

Metagenomic and metatranscriptomic analysis of the microbial community in Swiss-type Maasdam cheese during ripening – Ilhan Cem Duru, International Journal of Food Microbiology

Combined effect of cold atmospheric plasma, intrinsic and extrinsic factors on the microbial behavior in/on (food) model systems during storage – C. Smet, Innovative Food Science & Emerging Technologies

Polyphenols from selected dietary spices and medicinal herbs differentially affect common food-borne pathogenic bacteria and lactic acid bacteria – Chak-Lun Chan, Food Control

Probiotics

Enhanced viability of probiotics (Pediococcus pentosaceusLi05) by encapsulation in microgels doped with inorganic nanoparticles – Mingfei Yao, Food Hydrocolloids

Dysbiosis of microbiome and probiotic treatment in a genetic model of autism spectrum disorders – Tabouy Laure, Brain, Behavior, and Immunity

Bioinformatics

dbCAN2: a meta server for automated carbohydrate-active enzyme annotation – Han Zhang, Nucleic Acids Research

A Multi-Omics Database for Parasitic Nematodes and Trematodes – John Martin, Eukaryotic Genomic Databases

MetaboAnalyst 4.0: towards more transparent and integrative metabolomics analysis – Jasmine Chong, Nucleic Acids Research

AAI-profiler: fast proteome-wide exploratory analysis reveals taxonomic identity, misclassification and contamination – Alan J Medlar, Nucleic Acids Research

Techniques

Mutant phenotypes for thousands of bacterial genes of unknown function – Morgan N. Price, Nature

Methods for Generating Microbial Cocultures that Grow in the Absence of Fixed Carbon or Nitrogen – Matthew J. Smith, Synthetic Biology

Development of a 16S rRNA-targeted fluorescence in situ hybridization probe for quantification of the ammonia-oxidizer Nitrosotalea devanaterra and its relatives – C.X. Restrepo-Ortiz, Systematic and Applied Microbiology

Creation of a fibre categories database to quantify different dietary fibres – Stacey Fuller, Journal of Food Composition and Analysis

May 17, 2018

Genome engineering tools for non-model prokaryotes, microgravity and space radiation’s effects on microbes, an analysis of science podcasts.

General microbiome

Taking the technical microbiome into the next decade – Jo De Vrieze – Environmental Microbiology

Pre-print: Links between environment, diet, and the hunter-gatherer microbiome – Gabriela K Fragiadakis – bioRxiv

Human vaginal microbiome

The effect of vaginal microbial communities on colonization by Staphylococcus aureus with the gene for toxic shock syndrome toxin 1 (TSST-1): a case–control study – Jacob D Pierson – FEMS Pathogens and Disease

Human urinary microbiome

Lactobacillus and Urine Microbiome in Association with Urinary Tract Infections and Bacterial Vaginosis – Jun-Mo Kim – Urogenital Tract Infection

Human gut microbiome

Combination Antibiotics Improves Disease Activity and Alters Microbial Communities In Children with Ulcerative Colitis – Kattayoun Kordy – Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

Animal experiments

Postnatal colonization with human “infant-type” Bifidobacterium species alters behavior of adult gnotobiotic mice – Berkley Luk – PLOS ONE

A gene catalogue of the Sprague-Dawley rat gut metagenome – Hudan Pan – Gigascience

Animal microbiome

Changes in intestinal microbiota of Bufo gargarizans and its association with body weight during metamorphosis – Lihong Chai – Archives of Microbiology

Metagenomic analysis of Varroa-free Australian honey bees (Apis mellifera) shows a diverse Picornavirales virome – John M K Roberts – Journal of General Virology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Strong associations between plant genotypes and bacterial communities in a natural salt marsh – Gregory P Zogg – Ecology and Evolution

What Is the Role of Archaea in Plants? New Insights from the Vegetation of Alpine Bogs – Julian Taffner – mSphere

Rhizosphere hydrophobicity limits root water uptake after drying and subsequent rewetting – Mohsen Zarebanadkouki – Plant and Soil

Crop rotational diversity increases disease suppressive capacity of soil microbiomes – Ariane L Peralta – Ecosphere

Water and extremophile microbiome

A thiotrophic microbial community in an acidic brine lake in Northern Chile – Lorena Escudero – Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Codon usage bias reveals genomic adaptations to environmental conditions in an acidophilic consortium – Andrew Hart – PLOS ONE

Microbes in space

Review: Effect of microgravity & space radiation on microbes – Giuliana Senatore – Future Microbiology

Food microbiology

Bacterial community analysis in three types of the fermented seafood, jeotgal, produced in South Korea – Eun-Ji Song – Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry

Metabolomics

Transcriptomic and metabolomic analyses reveal that bacteria promote plant defense during infection of soybean cyst nematode in soybean – Wenshu Kang – BMC Plant Biology

Techniques

Review: Building a genome engineering toolbox in non‐model prokaryotic microbes – Emily Freed – Biotechnology and Bioengineering

Pre-print: Effective soil extraction method for cultivating previously uncultured soil bacteria – Tuan Manh Nguyen – bioRxiv

More microbes

Disentangling complex parasite interactions: Protection against cerebral malaria by one helminth species is jeopardized by co-infection with another – Jessica L Abbate – PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases

Pre-print: Nanotube-mediated cross-feeding couples the metabolism of interacting bacterial cells – Shraddha Shitut – bioRxiv

Science, career, and publishing

Pre-print: Science podcasts: analysis of global production and output from 2004 to 2018 – Lewis E MacKenzie – bioRxiv