April 24, 2018

Today, after a hiatus, we have a new and big digest. Have a good Tuesday!

Gut Or General Microbiome

Editorial: Metagenomics, culturomics, and the human gut microbiota – Sophie Amrane – Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy

Review: Disruptions in gut microbial-host co-metabolism and the development of metabolic disorders – Cynthia Rajani – Clinical Science

Metabolic retroconversion of trimethylamine N-oxide and the gut microbiota – Lesley Hoyles – Microbiome

Review: Factors influencing horizontal gene transfer in the intestine – Ximin Zeng – Animal Health Research Reviews

Commentary: Help, hope and hype: ethical considerations of human microbiome research and applications – Yonghui Ma – Protein & Cell

A System Biology Perspective on Environment-Host-Microbe Interactions – Lianmin Chen – Human Molecular Genetics

Comment on: effects of sleeve gastrectomy on the composition and diurnal oscillation of gut microbiota related to the metabolic improvements – Tammy L.Kindel – Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases

Dietary Interventions to Modulate the Gut Microbiome—How Far Away Are We From Precision Medicine – Francesca De Filippis – Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Targeting the gut microbiome to treat the osteoarthritis of obesity – Eric M. Schott – JCI Insight

Increased prevalence of pathogenic bacteria in the gut microbiota of infants at risk of developing celiac disease: the PROFICEL study – Marta Olivares –  Gut Microbes

Genome sequence and description of Gracilibacillus timonensis sp. nov. strain Marseille-P2481T , a moderate halophilic bacterium isolated from the human gut microflora – Awa Diop – Microbiology Open

Inflammasomes make the case for littermate-controlled experimental design in studying host-microbiota interactions – Michail Mamantopoulos – Gut Microbes

No Significant Association Between the Fecal Microbiome and the Presence of Irritable Bowel Syndrome-type Symptoms in Patients with Quiescent Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Oliver Shutkever –  Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Research Highlight: Microbiome promotes pancreatic cancer – Iain Dickson – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Deciphering human gut microbiota-nutrient interactions: a role for biochemistry – Carina Chittim – Biochemistry

Letter: Defining the Impact of Host Genotypes on Microbiota Composition Requires Meticulous Control of Experimental Variables –  Andy Wullaert – Cell Immunity

Review: Engineered Human Gastrointestinal Cultures to Study the Microbiome and Infectious Diseases – Sarah E.Blutt – Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology

The Role of Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor in the Function of Intestinal Barrier – Milica Vujicic- Scientific Reports

Perspective: Urbanization and the gut microbiota in health and inflammatory bowel disease – Tao Zuo – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology

A systems biology approach to predict and characterize human gut microbial metabolites in colorectal cancer – QuanQiu Wang – Scientific Reports

Review: The human gut microbiota: metabolism and perspective in obesity – Aline Corado Gomes – Gut Microbes

Association between the Dietary Inflammatory Index (DII) and urinary enterolignans and C-reactive protein from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey-2003-2008 – Nitin Shivappa – European Journal of Nutrition

Case Report: The Effect of Fecal Microbiota Transplantation on a Child with Tourette Syndrome – Huijun Zhao – Case Reports in Medicine

Current evidence linking diet to gut microbiota and brain development and function – Florencia Ceppa – International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition

Using standard microbiome reference groups to simplify beta-diversity analyses and facilitate independent validation – Marlena Maziarz – Bioinformatics

Review: Gut microbiota, metabolism and psychopathology: A critical review and novel perspectives – Robin N. Groen – Critical Reviews in Clinical Laboratory Sciences

The Role of Gut Microbiota in Obesity and Type 2 and Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus: New Insights into “Old” Diseases – Igor Alexander Harsch – Medical Sciences

Biogeography and environmental conditions shape bacteriophage-bacteria networks across the human microbiome – Geoffrey D. Hannigan – PLoS Computational Biology

 

Respiratory Microbiome

Prenatal antibiotic exposure and childhood asthma: a population-based study – Keely Loewen – European Respiratory Journal

Impact of gut colonization with butyrate producing microbiota on respiratory viral infection following allo-HCT – Bastiaan W. Haak – Blood

Oropharyngeal and nasopharyngeal decontamination with chlorhexidine gluconate in lung cancer surgery: a randomized clinical trial – Xavier Benoit D’Journo – Intensive Care Medicine

Impact of Long-Term Erythromycin Therapy on the Oropharyngeal Microbiome and Resistance Gene Reservoir in Non-Cystic Fibrosis Bronchiectasis – Jocelyn M. Choo – mSphere

Neonates colonized with pathogenic bacteria in the airways have a low-grade systemic inflammation – Nadia Rahman Fink – Allergy

Next-Generation Immune Repertoire Sequencing as a Clue to Elucidate the Landscape of Immune Modulation by Host–Gut Microbiome Interactions – Tatsuo Ichinohe – Frontiers in Immunology

 

Oral Microbiome

Metagenomic analysis of oral microbiome in young children aged 6‐8 y living in a rural isolated Chinese province – Yuan Xu – Oral Diseases

Microbiota and Metatranscriptome Changes Accompanying the Onset of Gingivitis – Emily M. Nowicki – mBio

Do we treat our patients or rather periodontal microbes with adjunctive antibiotics in periodontal therapy? A 16S rDNA microbial community analysis – Daniel Hagenfeld – PLoS One

The interplay between oral microbiome, lifestyle factors and genetic polymorphisms in the risk of oral squamous cell carcinoma – Jenn-Ren Hsiao – Carcinogenesis

Dynamic Alterations in Salivary Microbiota Related to Dental Caries and Age in Preschool Children With Deciduous Dentition: A 2-Year Follow-Up Study – Lei Xu – Frontiers in Physiology

 

Reproductive / Urinary tract Microbiome

How uterine microbiota might be responsible for a receptive, fertile endometrium – Marilen Benner – Human Reproduction Update

Culturing of female bladder bacteria reveals an interconnected urogenital microbiota – Krystal Thomas-White – Nature Communications

 

Fecal Microbiota Transplant

Editorial: Is fecal microbiota transplantation a temporary patch for treatment of Clostridium difficile infection or a new frontier of therapeutics? – Alexander Khoruts – Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Case Report: ANCA Vasculitis and Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis following a Fecal Microbiota Transplant – Adam Amlani – Case Reports in Rheumatology

Regional variability in fecal microbiota transplantation practices: a survey of the Southern Ontario Fecal Microbiota Transplantation Movement – Susy S. Hota – CMAJ Open

Commentary: Bacteriophage transfer during faecal microbiota transplantation in Clostridium difficile infection is associated with treatment outcome – Blessing O. Anonye – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

Fecal microbiota transplantation reverses antibiotic and chemotherapy-induced gut dysbiosis in mice – Quentin Le Bastard – Scientific Reports

 

Animal Microbiome and Animal Experiments

Evaluation of a therapy for Idiopathic Chronic Enterocolitis in rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) and linked microbial community correlates – Joshua M. Taylor​​ – PeerJ

Comparative analyses of the gut microbiota among three different wild geese species in the genus Anser – Wen Wang – Journal of Basic Microbiology

Exposure to concentrated ambient PM2.5 alters the composition of gut microbiota in a murine model – Wanjun Wang – Particle and Fibre Toxicology

Imidacloprid decreases honey bee survival but does not affect the gut microbiome – Kasie Raymann – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Letter: Bile Acids and the Microbiome in the Cow: Lack of Deoxycholic Acid Hydroxylation – Alan F. Hofmann – Lipids

Akkermansia muciniphila can reduce the damage of gluco/lipotoxicity, oxidative stress, and inflammation and normalize intestine microbiota in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats – Ling Zhang – Pathogens and Disease

The impact of genome variation and diet on the metabolic phenotype and microbiome composition of Drosophila melanogaster – Lisa Jehrke –  Scientific Reports

Fecal microbial composition associated with variation in feed efficiency in pigs depends on diet and sex – Lisanne M G Verschuren – Journal of Animal Science

Discovery of a mcr-1-bearing plasmid in commensal colistin-resistant Escherichia coli from healthy broilers in Faisalabad, Pakistan – Jiali Lv – Virulence

Pre-colonization with the commensal fungus Candida albicans reduces murine susceptibility to Clostridium difficile infection – Laura Markey – Gut Microbes

PCBs-high-fat diet interactions as mediators of gut microbiota dysbiosis and abdominal fat accumulation in female mice – Yulang Chi – Environmental Pollution

Metagenome and Culture-Based Methods Reveal Candidate Bacterial Mutualists in the Southern House Mosquito (Diptera: Culicidae) – Aparna Telang – Journal of Medical Entomology

Polysaccharide of Hericium erinaceus attenuates colitis in C57BL/6 mice via regulation of oxidative stress, inflammation-related signaling pathways and modulating the composition of the gut microbiota – Yilin Ren – The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry

Potent SGLT1/2 Dual Inhibition Improves Glycemic Control Without Marked Gastrointestinal Adaptation or Colonic Microbiota Changes in Rodents – Fuyong Du – Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics

Similarity of the dog and human gut microbiomes in gene content and response to diet – Luis Pedro Coelho – Microbiome

Direct and Indirect Effects of Penguin Feces on Microbiomes in Antarctic Ornithogenic Soils – Yudong Guo – Frontiers in Microbiology

Stem Cell Transcription Factor FoxO Controls Microbiome Resilience in Hydra – Benedikt M. Mortzfeld – Frontiers in Microbiology

The effects of baicalein on cortical pro-inflammatory cytokines and the intestinal microbiome in senescence accelerated mouse prone 8 – Li Gao – ACS Chemical Neuroscience

Biases from different DNA extraction methods in intestine microbiome research based on 16S rDNA sequencing: a case in the koi carp, Cyprinus carpio var. Koi – Zhuoran Han – Microbiology Open

 

Built Environments

A comparison of methods used to unveil the genetic and metabolic pool in the built environment – Cinta Gomez-Silvan – Microbiome

Metabolism and Biodegradation of Spacecraft Cleaning Reagents by Strains of Spacecraft-Associated Acinetobacter – Mogul Rakesh – Astrobiology

 

Pathogen Research

The Critical Role of Zinc in a New Murine Model of Enterotoxigenic  E. coli 1 (ETEC) Diarrhea – DT Bolick  – Infection and Immunity

Review: Effects of antibiotic resistance (AR) and microbiota shifts on Campylobacter jejuni-mediated diseases – Phillip T. Brooks – Animal Health Research Reviews

A quality improvement initiative to reduce necrotizing enterocolitis across hospital systems – Amy T. Nathan – Journal of Perinatology

Quantitative Simulations Predict Treatment Strategies Against Fungal Infections in Virtual Neutropenic Patients – Sandra Timme – Frontiers in Immunology

Review: Helicobacter pylori the Latent Human Pathogen or an Ancestral Commensal Organism – Jackie Li – Frontiers in Microbiology

Heterogeneous ceramide distributions alter spatially resolved growth of Staphylococcus aureus on human stratum corneum – Joseph M. Cleary – Journal of the Royal Society Interface

 

Viruses

Viral Diversity of House Mice in New York City – Simon H. Williams – mBio

Subclinical cytomegalovirus infection associates with altered host immunity, gut microbiota and vaccine responses – Clarissa Santos Rocha – Journal of Virology

 

Antimicrobial Research

Antimicrobial resistance: from basic science to translational innovation – Jun Lin –  Animal Health Research Reviews

 

Plant/Environment Microbiome

Drought delays development of the sorghum root microbiome and enriches for monoderm bacteria – Ling Xu – PNAS

Assessment of toxic impact of metals on proline, antioxidant enzymes, and biological characteristics of Pseudomonas aeruginosa inoculated Cicer arietinum grown in chromium and nickel-stressed sandy clay loam soils – Saima Saif – Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

The first Taxus rhizosphere microbiome revealed by shotgun metagenomic sequencing – Da‐Cheng Hao – Journal of Basic Microbiology

Exposure to nanoplastics disturbs the gut microbiome in the soil oligochaete Enchytraeus crypticus – Bo-Kai Zhu – Environmental Pollution

Comparative Microbiome Analysis of a Fusarium Wilt Suppressive Soil and a Fusarium Wilt Conducive Soil From the Châteaurenard Region – Katarzyna Siegel-Hertz – Frontiers in Microbiology

 

Food Microbes

Towards better microbial safety of fresh produce: Chlorophyllin-based photosensitization for microbial control of foodborne pathogens on cherry tomatoes – Egle Paskeviciute – Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology

Metaproteomics of Microbiota in Naturally Fermented Soybean Paste, Da‐jiang – Ping Zhang – Journal of Food Science

 

Drugs, Beneficial Microbes and Compounds

Age-Related Changes in the Natural Killer Cell Response to Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Are Not Influenced by a Synbiotic: a Randomised Controlled Trial – Agnieszka Przemska-Kosicka – Frontiers in Immunology

4G-β-D-galactosylsucrose as a prebiotics may improve underweight in inpatients with schizophrenia – Takahiko Nagamine – Nihon Shokuhin Men’eki Gakkai

An approach on the potential use of probiotics in the treatment of skin conditions: acne and atopic dermatitis – Vitória H. M. Mottin – International Journal of Dermatology

Effects of Prebiotic Fiber Xylooligosaccharide in Adenine induced Nephropathy in Mice – Jieping Yang – Molecular Nutrition and Food Research

Anti-inflammatory effect of multistrain probiotic formulation (L. rhamnosus, B. lactis, and B. longum) – Marzia Sichetti – Nutrition

A combination of Lactobacillus mali APS1 and dieting improved the efficacy of obesity treatment via manipulating gut microbiome in mice – Yung-Tsung Chen – Scientific Reports

The Potential Effect of Chinese Herbal Formula Hongqijiangzhi Fang in Improving NAFLD: Focusing on NLRP3 Inflammasome and Gut Microbiota – Shu Liang – Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Cationic amphiphilic bolaamphiphile-based delivery of antisense oligonucleotides provides a potentially microbiome sparing treatment for C. difficile – Arun K. Sharma – The Journal of Antibiotics

A probiotic modulates the microbiome and immunity in multiple sclerosis – Stephanie K. Tankou – Annals of Neurology

Comprehensive comparison of polysaccharides from Ganoderma lucidum and G. sinense: chemical, antitumor, immunomodulating and gut-microbiota modulatory properties – Li-Feng Li – Scientific Reports

Anti-diabetic mechanism of dietary polysaccharides based on their gastrointestinal functions – Jie-Lun Hu – Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

The Effects of Synbiotic Supplementation on Body Mass Index, Metabolic and Inflammatory Biomarkers, and Appetite in Patients with Metabolic Syndrome: A Triple-Blind Randomized Controlled Trial – Samira Rabiei – Journal of Dietary Supplements

 

Bioinformatics and Methods

MEGAN-LR: new algorithms allow accurate binning and easy interactive exploration of metagenomic long reads and contigs – Daniel H. Huson – Biology Direct

KDiamend: a package for detecting key drivers in a molecular ecological network of disease – Mengxuan Lyu – BMC Systems Biology

ViDiT-CACTUS: an inexpensive and versatile library preparation and sequence analysis method for virus discovery and other microbiology applications – Joost Theo Petra Verhoeven – Canadian Journal of Microbiology

Phylogenomic Analysis of β-Lactamase in Archaea and Bacteria Enables the Identification of Putative New Members – Vivek Keshri – Genome Biology and Evolution

 

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15 April, 2018

Today’s digest features an interesting article on microbial resevoirs in an urban setting, and influence of sequencing depth in chareterising the resistome .

General Microbiome

Diversity of the midstream urine microbiome in adults with chronic kidney disease.Kramer H. International Urology and Nephrology

Oral/Gut Microbiome

Quantitative Assessment of Shotgun Metagenomics and 16S rDNA Amplicon Sequencing in the Study of Human Gut Microbiome.Laudadio I. OMICS

The role of the gut microbiota in the pathology and prevention of liver disease.Altamirano-Barrera A. Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry

Effects of green tea on miRNA and microbiome of oral epithelium.Adami GR. Scientific Reports

Plant, Soils, and Water Microbiome

High-throughput sequencing reveals microbial communities in drinking water treatment sludge from six geographically distributed plants, including potentially toxic cyanobacteria and pathogens.Xu H. Science of Total Environment

Urban park soil microbiomes are a rich reservoir of natural product biosynthetic diversity.Charlop-Powers Z. PNAS

Structure and co-occurrence patterns in microbial communities under acute environmental stress reveal ecological factors fostering resilience.Mandakovic D. Scientific Reports

Multivariate relationships between microbial communities and environmental variables during co-composting of sewage sludge and agricultural waste in the presence of PVP-AgNPs.Zhang L. Bioresources Technology

Animal Experiments and Microbiome

Gut microbiota recovery and immune response in ampicillin-treated mice.Castro-Mejía JL. Research in Veterinary Sciences

When the Nose Doesn’t Know: Canine Olfactory Function Associated With Health, Management, and Potential Links to Microbiota.Jenkins EK. Frontiers in Veterinary Sciences

Resistome

Microbiota transplantation and/or CRISPR-Cas in the battle against antimicrobial resistance.Vila J. Clinical Microbiology and Infection

Impact of sequencing depth on the characterization of the microbiome and resistome.Zaheer R. Scientific Reports

March 28, 2018

The impact of the microbiota on bone marrow transplantation in mice, differences in phage infection efficiency in nearly identical hosts, bacterial diversity of Brazilian artisanal cheese.

Events and jobs

Research Associate in the Department of Twin Research and Genetic Epidemiology, School of Life Cours – King’s College London

Research Associate in Department of Twin Research_School of Life Course Sciences – King’s College London

General microbiome

Variations in the relative abundance of Wolbachia in the gut of Nasutitermes arborum across life stages and castes – Michel Diouf – FEMS Microbiology Letters

Pregnancy and early life

HIV-exposure, early life feeding practices and delivery mode impacts on faecal bacterial profiles in a South African birth cohort – Shantelle Claassen-Weitz – Scientific Reports

Human respiratory microbiome

Exacerbation induces a microbiota shift in sputa of COPD patients – Eric Jubinville – PLOS ONE

Human oral microbiome

Review: Insights into the human oral microbiome – Digvijay Verma – Archives of Microbiology

Pre-print: Characterization of the salivary microbiome in people with obesity – Yujia Wu – PeerJ

Review: The oral microbiota – a mechanistic role for systemic diseases – G Jia – British Dental Journal

Human gut microbiome

Differences in epidemiological features between ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease: the early life-programmed versus late dysbiosis hypothesis – Laurent Beaugerie – Medical Hypotheses

Analysis of changes in intestinal flora and intravascular inflammation and coronary heart disease in obese patients – Xv Li – Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine

Animal experiments

Nutritional Support from the Intestinal Microbiota Improves Hematopoietic Reconstitution after Bone Marrow Transplantation in Mice – Anna Staffas – Cell Host & Microbe

High salt intake increases plasma trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO) concentration and produces gut dysbiosis in rats – Klaudia Bielinska – Nutrition

High salt diet exacerbates colitis in mice by decreasing Lactobacillus levels and butyrate production – Pedro M Miranda – Microbiome

The Pancreatic Cancer Microbiome Promotes Oncogenesis by Induction of Innate and Adaptive Immune Suppression – Smruti Pushalkar – Cancer Discovery

Predominant gut Lactobacillus murinus strain mediates anti-inflammaging effects in calorie-restricted mice – Fengwei Pan – Microbiome

Deletion of choline acetyltransferase in enteric neurons results in postnatal intestinal dysmotility and dysbiosis – Carl D Johnson – The FASEB Journal

At-hatch administration of probiotic to chickens can introduce beneficial changes in gut microbiota – Stephen Baldwin – PLOS ONE

Impact of parenteral antimicrobial administration on the structure and diversity of the fecal microbiota of growing pigs – Mohamed Zeineldin – Microbial Pathogenesis

Pre-print: Metabolic retroconversion of trimethylamine N-oxide and the gut microbiota – Lesley Hoyles – bioRxiv

Pre-print: Isolation of a natural DNA virus of Drosophila melanogaster, and characterisation of host resistance and immune responses – William H Palmer – bioRxiv

Proanthocyanidin‐Rich Grape Seed Extract Modulates Intestinal Microbiota in Ovariectomized Mice – Guangwen Jin – Journal of Food Science

Evaluation of the nutrition and function of cow and goat milk based on intestinal microbiota by metagenomic analysis – Zhaoxia Wang – Food & Function

Animal microbiome

Pre-print: Characterisation of gut microbiota of farmed Chinook salmon using metabarcoding – Milica Ciric – bioRxiv

Variation in the microbiome of the urogenital tract of Chlamydia-free female koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus) with and without ‘wet bottom’ – Alistair R Legione – PLOS ONE

Pre-print: Characterization of shifts of koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) intestinal microbial communities associated with antibiotic treatment – Katherine E Dahlhausen – PeerJ

Comparison of gizzard and intestinal microbiota of wild neotropical birds – M Alexandra García-Amado – PLOS ONE

Fecal microbiota in the female prairie vole (Microtus ochrogaster) – J Thomas Curtis – PLOS ONE

Disentangling factors that shape the gut microbiota in German Shepherd dogs – Åsa Vilson – PLOS ONE

Yeast culture dietary supplementation modulates gut microbiota, growth and biochemical parameters of grass carp – Han Liu – Microbial Biotechnology

Fecal Microbiota Transplantation in Gestating Sows and Neonatal Offspring Alters Lifetime Intestinal Microbiota and Growth in Offspring – Ursula M McCormack – mSystems

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Tetracycline resistance genes are more prevalent in wet soils than in dry soils – Yijun Kang – Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Functional diversity of ectomycorrhizal fungal communities is reduced by trace element contamination – Álvaro López-García – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Long- and short-term effects of mercury pollution on the soil microbiome – Aline Frossard – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Structure of surface polysaccharides from Aeromonas sp. AMG272, a plant-growth promoting rhizobacterium isolated from rice rhizosphere – Rocío Contreras Sánchez-Matamoros – Carbohydrate Research

Review: Sniffing bacterial volatile compounds for healthier plants – Rouhallah Sharifi – Current Opinion in Plant Biology

Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi influence decomposition and the associated soil microbial community under different soil phosphorus availability – Jing Xu – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Water and extremophile microbiome

Habitat filtering of bacterioplankton communities above polymetallic nodule fields and sediments in the Clarion-Clipperton zone of the Pacific Ocean – Markus V Lindh – Environmental Microbiology Reports

Microbial communities in seawater from an Arctic and a temperate Norwegian fjord and their potentials for biodegradation of chemically dispersed oil at low seawater temperatures – Deni Ribicic – Marine Pollution Bulletin

Built environment

Pre-print: Half-lives of PAHs and temporal microbiota changes in commonly used urban landscaping materials – Marja I Roslund – PeerJ

Food microbiology

Interspecies variation in biofilm-forming capacity of psychrotrophic bacterial isolates from Chinese raw milk – Lei Yuan – Food Control

Bacterial diversity of artisanal cheese from the Amazonian region of Brazil during the dry and rainy seasons – Mayra Carla de Freitas Martins – Food Research International

Probiotics/prebiotics

Salecan stabilizes the microstructure and improves the rheological performance of yogurt – Renjie Fu – Food Hydrocolloids

Probiotic Lactobacillus casei Zhang (LCZ) alleviates respiratory, gastrointestinal & RBC abnormality via immuno-modulatory, anti-inflammatory & anti-oxidative actions – Yan-Yan Hor – Journal of Functional Foods

Routine Supplementation of Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG and Risk of Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Very Low Birth Weight Infants – Andrea F Kane – The Journal of Pediatrics

Phages and viruses

Continued Need for Comprehensive Genetic and Phenotypic Characterization of Viruses: Benefits of Complementing Sequence Analyses with Functional Determinations – Aaron C Brault – The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Detection of Hantaviruses and Arenaviruzses in three-toed jerboas from the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China – Zhiqiang Wu – Emerging Microbes & Infections

Enteric Virome Sensing—Its Role in Intestinal Homeostasis and Immunity – Rebecca N Metzger – Viruses

Commentary: Bacteriophage transfer during faecal microbiota transplantation in Clostridium difficile infection is associated with treatment outcome – Blessing O Anonye – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

Multiple mechanisms drive phage infection efficiency in nearly identical hosts – Cristina Howard-Verona – The ISME Journal

Early MinION™ nanopore single-molecule sequencing technology enables the characterization of hepatitis B virus genetic complexity in clinical samples – Virginie Sauvage – PLOS ONE

A metagenomic viral discovery approach identifies potential zoonotic and novel mammalian viruses in Neoromicia bats within South Africa – Marike Geldenhuys – PLOS ONE

Pre-print: Ecological and evolutionary consequences of viral plasticity – Melinda Choua – bioRxiv

Bioinformatics

Pre-print: Taxonomy annotation errors in 16S rRNA and fungal ITS sequence databases – Robert C Edgar – bioRxiv

Metabolomics

Analysis of paper foxing by newly available omics techniques – Justyna Szulc – International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation

Review: Targeting human urinary metabolome by LC–MS/MS: a review – Jose Rodríguez-Morató – Bioanalysis

GC-MS Based Metabolomics and NMR Spectroscopy Investigation of Food Intake Biomarkers for Milk and Cheese in Serum of Healthy Humans – Alessia Trimigno – Metabolites

Techniques

KatharoSeq Enables High-Throughput Microbiome Analysis from Low-Biomass Samples – Jeremiah J Minich – mSystems

eDNA from roots: a robust tool for determining Phytophthora communities in natural ecosystems – Ihsanul Khaliq – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

A silica sands-based method for faithful analysis of microbial communities and DNA isolation from a wide range of species – Xia Liu – Preparative Biochemistry and Biotechnology

More microbes

Review: New therapeutics from Nature: The odd case of the bacterial cytotoxic necrotizing factor 1 – Zaira Maroccia – Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy

Pre-print: An attenuated CRISPR-Cas system in Enterococcus faecalis permits DNA acquisition – Karthik Hullahalli – bioRxiv

Microbes in the news

Here’s Why Antibiotics May Give Viruses a Leg Up – Christopher Wanjek – Live Science

‘Nanobot’ viruses tag and round up bacteria in food and water – Carolyn Wilke – ScienceNews

Your rubber ducky is probably crawling with bacteria, scientists say – STAT

Newly discovered bacteria can break down biomass – Phys.Org

Microbes on the market

Biocodex funds microbiome research on link between diet, colon cancer, IBD – Healio

Rebiotix’s Lee Jones to Receive TRUST 2018 Courageous Women in Health Care Award – PR Newswire

March 22, 2018

Of special note today: A randomized double blind controlled clinical trial on the impacts of probiotics on Alzheimer’s demonstrated an improvement in cognitive function, triglycerides, insulin sensitivity and C reactive protein; and a meta-analysis of the lung microbiome in tuberculosis identified specific species that are characteristic of the disease.

Events and jobs

Research Associate – Kintai Therapeutics – Cambridge, MA

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Human respiratory microbiome

*Meta-analysis of the lung microbiota in pulmonary tuberculosis – Bo-young Hong – Tuberculosis

Human skin microbiome

Longitudinal study of the psoriasis-associated skin microbiome during therapy with ustekinumab in a randomized Phase 3b clinical trial – Michael Loesche – Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Human oral microbiome

The subgingival microbiome in patients with established rheumatoid arthritis – Ted R Mikuls – Rheumatology

Self-reported bovine milk intake is associated with oral microbiota composition – Ingegerd Johansson – PLOSone

Human uro-genital microbiome

A Distinctive Urinary Metabolomic Fingerprint Is Linked With Endoscopic Postoperative Disease Recurrence in Crohn’s Disease Patients – Ammar Hassanzadeh Keshteli – Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Human gut microbiome

Review: Interrelation of Diet, Gut Microbiome, and Autoantibody Production – Ioanna Petta – Frontiers in Immunology

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Animal experiments

Microbiome-metabolome signatures in mice genetically prone to develop dementia, fed a normal or fatty diet – Elena Sanguinetti – Scientific Reports

Influence of dietary protein and fructooligosaccharides on fecal fermentative end-products, fecal bacterial populations and apparent total tract digestibility in dogs – Carlo Pinna – BMC Veterinary Research

Animal microbiome

Review: The tripartite interactions between the mosquito, its microbiota and Plasmodium – Ottavia Romoli – BMC Parasites & Vectors

Nutrient-Dependent Impact of Microbes on Drosophila suzukii Development – XiaoLi Bing – mBio

Lower dietary concentrate level increases bacterial diversity in the rumen of Cervus elaphus yarkandensis – Wenxi Qian- Canadian Journal of Microbiology

Evaluation of milk sample fractions for characterization of milk microbiota from healthy and clinical mastitis cows – Svetlana Ferreira Lima – PLOSone

Characterization of shifts of koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) intestinal microbial communities associated with antibiotic treatment – Katherine E. Dahlhausen – PeerJ

Effects of high ambient temperature on the community structure and composition of ileal microbiome of broilers – X J Wang – Poultry Science

Oscillating bacterial expression states generate herd immunity to viral infection – Christopher J. R. Turkington – bioRxiv

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

High-Throughput Sequencing Analysis of the Actinobacterial Spatial Diversity in Moonmilk Deposits – Marta Maciejewska – Antibiotics

Dynamic root exudate chemistry and microbial substrate preferences drive patterns in rhizosphere microbial community assembly – Kateryna Zhalnina – Nature Microbiology

Microbiome engineering to improve biocontrol and plant growth-promoting mechanisms – Ma del Carmen Orozco-Mosqueda – Microbiological Research

Specificity in Arabidopsis thaliana recruitment of root fungal communities from soil and rhizosphere – Hector Urbina – Fungal Biology

Microbial cycling of isoprene, the most abundantly produced biological volatile organic compound on Earth – Terry J. McGenity – The ISME Journal

Depth matters: effects of precipitation regime on soil microbial activity upon rewetting of a plant-soil system – Ilonka C. Engelhardt – The ISME Journal

Water and extremophile microbiome

Use of in-field bioreactors demonstrate groundwater filtration influences planktonic bacterial community assembly, but not biofilm composition – Geoff A. Christensen – PLOSone

Coordinated gene expression between Trichodesmium and its microbiome over day–night cycles in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre – Kyle R Frischkorn – The ISME Journal

Microbial parasites make cyanobacteria blooms less of a trophic dead end than commonly assumed – Matilda Haraldsson – The ISME Journal

Air Microbiome

Deposition rates of viruses and bacteria above the atmospheric boundary layer
– Isabel Reche – The ISME Journal

Microbial Ecology

Review: Understanding Microbiome Stability in a Changing World – Ashley Shade – mSystems

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Probiotics / prebiotics

*Effect of Probiotic Supplementation on Cognitive Function and Metabolic Status in Alzheimer’s Disease: A Randomized, Double-Blind and Controlled Trial – Elmira Akbari – Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience

Bioinformatics

GraftM: a tool for scalable, phylogenetically informed classification of genes within metagenomes – Joel A Boyd – Nucleic Acids Research

VITCOMIC2: visualization tool for the phylogenetic composition of microbial communities based on 16S rRNA gene amplicons and metagenomic shotgun sequencing – Hiroshi Mori – BMC Systems Biology

Machine learning for tackling microbiota data and infection complications in immunocompromised patients with cancer – J. Luis Espinoza – Journal of Internal Medicine

A highly adaptive microbiome-based association test for survival traits – Hyunwook Koh – BMC Genomics

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Microbes in the news

Making intricate images with bacterial communities – Psy.Org

Many Non-Antibiotic Drugs Affect Gut Bacteria. A new study finds that more than 200 human-targeted, non-antibiotic drugs inhibit the growth of bacterial species that make up part of the human microbiome – Catherine Offord

‘New life form’ answers question about evolution of cells – Science Daily

Bacteria and Art

This watercolour painting was created by artistic bacteria – Sarah Roberts had a germ of an idea: let bacteria take creative control – Anna Marks – Wired

Crocheted and Embroidered Bacteria Grow in Elin Thomas’s Fiber Art Petri Dishes – Laura Staugaitis – Colossal

 

March 12, 2018

Today we have  interesting reviews by Thomas S.B. about gut microbiome and by F. Newberry about microbiome and virome contribution to myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome. Another highlight for viruses is a commentary by Y.Z. Zhang on how metagenomics has changed our understanding of RNA viruses. Check these recommendations as well as many other articles in today’s digest.

General microbiome

AnalysisMicrobiome Research in a Social World – Diana Crow – Cell

Commentary: The Past and Future Biology of the Human Microbiome in an Age of Extinctions – Martin J. Blaser – Cell

Perspective: Major New Microbial Groups Expand Diversity and Alter our Understanding of the Tree of Life – Cindy J. Castelle – Cell

Review: The Biology of CRISPR-Cas: Backward and Forward – Frank Hille – Cell

Human skin microbiome

The Microbiome in Dermatology – Shenara Musthaq – Clinics in Dermatology

Fragile skin microbiomes in megacities are assembled by a predominantly niche-based process – Hye-Jin Kim – Science Advances

Human nearly-sterile sites 

Review: Altered microbiome in chronic kidney disease: systemic effects of gut-derived uremic toxins – Wei Ling Lau – Clinical Science

Human urinary microbiome

Microbial metagenome of urinary tract infection – Ahmed Moustafa – Scientific Reports

Human gut microbiome

Neuroinflammation, Gut Microbiome, and Alzheimer’s Disease – Li Lin – Molecular Neurobiology

Gut microbiota and its implications in small bowel transplantation – Chenyang Wang – Frontiers of Medicine

Festschrift for Ronan O’Connell: pouchitis, ulcerative colitis and the microbiome – Aonghus Lavelle – Irish Journal of Medical Science (1971 -)

Lipid nanoparticles to counteract gastric infection without affecting gut microbiota – Catarina Leal Seabraa – European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics

Gut microbiota dysbiosis is associated with Henoch-Schönlein Purpura in children – Xingcui Wanga – International Immunopharmacology

Gut Microbiota Signature in Heart Failure Defined From Profiling of 2 Independent Cohorts – Martin Kummen – Journal of the American College of Cardiology

Toxin profile of fecal Clostridium perfringens strains isolated from children with autism spectrum disorders – Góra Bartłomiej – Anaerobe

Exploration of fecal microbiota transplantation in the treatment of refractory diarrhea after renal transplantation  – Bo Gu – Transplantation Proceedings

Review: The Human Gut Microbiome: From Association to Modulation – Thomas S.B. Schmidt – Cell

Animal experiments

Gut microbiota mediates diurnal variation of acetaminophen induced acute liver injury in mice – Shenhai Gong – Journal of Hepatology

Microbiota composition, gene pool and its expression in Gir cattle (Bos indicus) rumen under different forage diets using metagenomic and metatranscriptomic approaches – Ramesh J. Pandit – Systematic and Applied Microbiology

Animal microbiome 

Understanding the Intestinal Microbiome in Health and Disease – Marcio Carvalho Costa – Veterinary Clinics of North America: Equine Practice

The association between gut microbiome, sex, age and body condition scores of horses in Maiduguri and its environs – Esther Solomon Mshelia – Microbial Pathogenesis

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Phenolic compounds as antioxidants and chemopreventive drugs from Streptomyces cellulosae strain TES17 isolated from rhizosphere of Camellia sinensis – Riveka Rani – Microbiome

A decade of Streptococcus thermophilus phage evolution in an Irish dairy plant – Katherine Lavelle – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Simultaneous application of two herbicides and green compost in a field experiment: Implications on soil microbial community – C. García-Delgado – Applied Soil Ecology

Distribution of prokaryotic communities throughout the Chernozem profiles under different land uses for over a century – Mikhail V. Semenov – Applied Soil Ecology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Brief Communication: Potential for primary productivity in a globally-distributed bacterial phototroph – E. D. Graham – The ISME Journal

Incubation with macroalgae induces large shifts in water column microbiota, but minor changes to the epibiota of co-occurring macroalgae – Melissa Y Chen – Molecular Ecology

The sponge holobiont in a changing ocean: from microbes to ecosystems – L. Pita – Microbiome

Microbiome dynamics in a large artificial seawater aquarium – Nastassia V. Patin – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Conserved genomic and amino acid traits of cold adaptation in subzero-growing Arctic permafrost bacteria – Isabelle Raymond-Bouchard – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Built environment

Phenol removal performance and microbial community shift during pH shock in a moving bed biofilm reactor (MBBR) – Hao Zhou – Journal of Hazardous Materials

Evaluation of process performance, energy consumption and microbiota characterization in a ceramic membrane bioreactor for ex-situ biomethanation of H2 and CO2 – Natalia Alfaro – Bioresource Technology

Food microbiology

Assessing the functionality and genetic diversity of lactococcal prophages – Philip Kelleher – International Journal of Food Microbiology

The bacterial biota of laboratory-reared edible mealworms (Tenebrio molitor L.): From feed to frass – Andrea Osimani – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Phages and viruses

Review: Does the microbiome and virome contribute to myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome? – Fiona Newberry –  Clinical Science

Commentary: Using Metagenomics to Characterize an Expanding Virosphere – Yong-Zhen Zhang – Cell

Techniques

Rapid detection of Klebsiella pneumoniae, Klebsiella oxytoca, Raoultella ornithinolytica and other related bacteria in food by lateral-flow test strip immunoassays – Tatsuya Tominaga

Microbes in the news 

Virus from a pond treats man with antibiotic-resistant infection

Manipulating gut microbes may reduce intestinal parasitic infections

Study Shows Gut Bacteria Can Spread to Other Organs And Trigger Disease

Social stress leads to changes in gut bacteria

Could Our Gut Be the Source of a New Generation of Drugs?

Microbes and art

This watercolour painting was created by artistic bacteria

 

March 6, 2018

In today’s digest we have many interesting articles, particularly in “General Microbiome” section. Check a review on integrative view of cell cycle control in E. coli by L. Dewachter, an article on the return of cultures in microbiology by V. Marx, an article on microbial altruism and cheating in social amoebas by S. Noh. Don’t miss great articles from other sections, like “Water microbiome” where I would recommend an article deciphering the evolution and metabolism of an anammox bacterium by M. Strous and an article about globally overlooked nanoplanktonic diatoms by K. Leblanc. Happy reading!

Events

The Human Microbiome, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany, 16 – 19 Sep 2018

Jobs

Qc Analyst- Microbiology, Liverpool, UK

General microbiome

Commensal Koch’s postulates: establishing causation in human microbiota research – Anne Neville – Current Opinion in Microbiology

Escherichia coli Lrp regulates one-third of the genome via direct, cooperative, and indirect routes – Grace M. Kroner – bioRxiv

Review: An integrative view of cell cycle control in Escherichia coli – Liselot Dewachter – FEMS Microbiology Reviews

[Section Head] is Ravdin Lecture in the Basic and Surgical Sciences Microbiome Medicine: This Changes Everything  – John C. Alverdy – Journal of the American College of Surgeons

Regulation of Allergic Immune Responses by Microbial Metabolites – Hyun Jung Park – Immune Network

Microbiology: the return of culture – Vivien Marx – Nature Methods

Review: Bacterial microcompartments – Cheryl A. Kerfeld – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Proposal of the suffix –ota to denote phyla. Addendum to ‘Proposal to include the rank of phylum in the International Code of Nomenclature of Prokaryotes’ – William B. Whitman – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Genetic signatures of microbial altruism and cheating in social amoebas in the wild – Suegene Noh – PNAS

The use of SWATH to analyse the dynamic changes of bacterial proteome of carbapanemase-producing Escherichia coli under antibiotic pressure – Hanna E. Sidjabat – Scientific Reports

Pregnancy and early life

Early fecal microbiota composition in children who later develop celiac disease and associated autoimmunity – Anniina Rintala – Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology

Human oral microbiome

Eliminating bias and accelerating the clinical translation of oral microbiome research in oral oncology – Rohit Kunnath Menon  – Oral Oncology

Acid-resistant genes of oral plaque microbiome from the functional metagenomics – Meng Zhang – Journal of Oral Microbiology

Oral microbiota in autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome type 1 – Øyvind Bruserud – Journal of Oral Microbiology

Human vaginal microbiome

Impact of contraceptive initiation on vaginal microbiota  – Sharon L. Achilles – American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Human gut microbiome

Gut Microbiome Composition Predicts Infection Risk during Chemotherapy in Children with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia – Hana Hakim – Clinical Infectious Diseases

Review: Flavonoid metabolism: the interaction of metabolites and gut microbiota – Kaeko Murota – Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry

Data Descriptor: Gut bacterial communities of diarrheic patients with indications of Clostridioides difficile infection – Dominik Schneider – Scientific Data

Animal experiments 

Dietary Tryptophan Restriction Dose-Dependently Modulates Energy Balance, Gut Hormones, and Microbiota in Obesity-Prone Rats – Rizaldy C. Zapata – Obesity

Prevalence of microorganisms associated with feline gingivostomatitis – Hitoshi Nakanishi – Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery

Effects of Rubus coreanus byproducts on intestinal microbiota and the immune modulation – Da Yoon Yu – Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences (AJAS)

Host and Environmental Factors Affecting the Intestinal Microbiota in Chickens – Jannigje G. Kers – Frontiers in Microbiology

Effect of urea-supplemented diets on the ruminal bacterial and archaeal community composition of finishing bulls – Zhenming Zhou – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Animal microbiome 

Metagenomic Study Suggests That the Gut Microbiota of the Giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) May Not Be Specialized for Fiber Fermentation – Wei Guo – Frontiers in Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Ecological selection for small microbial genomes along a temperate-to-thermal soil gradient – Jackson W Sorensen – bioRxiv

Phyllosphere microbiology: at the interface between microbial individuals and the plant host – Mitja N. P. Remus-Emsermann – New Phtyologist

Plant Rhizosphere Selection of Plasmodiophorid Lineages from Bulk Soil: The Importance of “Hidden” Diversity – David Bass – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbial community structure with trends in methylation gene diversity and abundance in mercury-contaminated rice paddy soils in Guizhou, China – Tatiana A. Vishnivetskaya – Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts

Drought consistently alters the composition of soil fungal and bacterial communities in grasslands from two continents – Raúl Ochoa-Hueso – Global Change Biology

Temporal succession of soil antibiotic resistance genes following application of swine, cattle and poultry manures spiked with or without antibiotics – Yu-Jing Zhang – Environmental Pollution

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Light-dependent processes on the cathode enhance the electrical outputs of sediment microbial fuel cells – Ivo Bardarov – Bioelectrochemistry

Diversity of culturable filamentous Ascomycetes in the eastern South Pacific Ocean off Chile – Jeanett Vera – World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Stepwise impact of urban wastewater treatment on the bacterial community structure, antibiotic contents, and prevalence of antimicrobial resistance – Mingyu Wang – Environmental Pollution

Nanoplanktonic diatoms are globally overlooked but play a role in spring blooms and carbon export – Karine Leblanc – Nature Communications

A novel genus of the class Actinobacteria, Longivirga aurantiaca gen. nov., sp. nov., isolated from lake sediment – Jian-Hang Qu – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Desulfothermobacter acidiphilus gen. nov., sp. nov., a thermoacidophilic sulfate-reducing bacterium isolated from a terrestrial hot spring –  E. N. Frolov – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Deciphering the evolution and metabolism of an anammox bacterium from a community genome – Marc Strous –  Nature

Food microbiology

Dynamics of biofilm formation by Listeria monocytogenes on stainless steel under mono-species and mixed-culture simulated fish processing conditions and chemical disinfection challenges – Eleni Papaioannou – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Probiotics / prebiotics

Novel consortium of Klebsiella variicola and Lactobacillus species enhances the functional potential of fermented dairy products by increasing the availability of branched-chain amino acids and the amount of distinctive volatiles – H. Rosales-Bravo – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Bioinformatics

Updating the 97% identity threshold for 16S‌ ribosomal RNA OTUs – Robert C Edgar – Bioinformatics

Biotechnology

Selection and characterization of an anaerobic microbial consortium with high adaptation to crude glycerol for 1,3-propanediol production – Jin-Jie Zhou – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Microbes in the news

Studying how tiny microbes thrive in harsh environments could lead to better treatments for human diseases

Microbes on the market 

FDA fast-tracks Finch’s microbiome capsule for C. difficile

Science, publishing, and career 

Uniting science and stories: Perspectives on the value of storytelling for communicating science

New round of science journalism projects awarded

 

March 5, 2018

 

General microbiome

Characterization of microbiota in male infertility cases uncovers differences in seminal hyperviscosity and oligoasthenoteratozoospermia possibly correlated with increased prevalence of infectious bacteria – C Monteiro – American Journal of Reproductive Immunology

Taxa-function robustness in microbial communities – A Eng – BMC Microbiome

 

Human vaginal microbiome

Impact of contraceptive initiation on vaginal microbiota  – SL Achilles – American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Human gut microbiome

Review: The gut microbiome and elevated cardiovascular risk in obesity and autoimmunity – LJ Kasselman – Atherosclerosis

Alteration of the fecal microbiota in Chinese patients with Parkinson’s disease – Y Qian – Brain, Behavior, and Immunity

Comparison of reduced metagenome and 16S rRNA gene sequencing for determination of genetic diversity and mother-child overlap of the gut associated microbiota – A Ravi – Journal of Microbiological Methods

Alterations in Gut Microbial Function Following Liver Transplant – JS Bajaj – Liver Transplantation

Animal microbiome 

Tick microbial communities within enriched extracts of Amblyomma maculatum – AS Varela-Stokes – Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases

Bacterial microbiota of Aedes aegypti mosquito larvae is altered by intoxication with Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis – G Tetreau – BMC Parasites & Vectors

Plant, root and soil microbiome

Enhanced phytoremdiation of Robinia pseudoacacia in heavy metal-contaminated soils with rhizobia and the associated bacterial community structure and function – M Fan – Chemosphere

Endophytic and Epiphytic Phyllosphere Fungal Communities Are Shaped by Different Environmental Factors in a Mediterranean Ecosystem – T Gomes – Microbial Ecology

Plant-associated bacteria mitigate drought stress in soybean – SJ Martins – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Whole genome analysis of six organophosphate-degrading rhizobacteria reveals putative agrochemical degradation enzymes with broad substrate specificity – R Iyer – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Co-inoculation of Lolium perenne with Funneliformis mosseae and the dark septate endophyte Cadophora sp. in a trace element-polluted soil – C Berthelot – Mycorrhiza

Impact of wastewater effluent containing aged nanoparticles and other components on biological activities of the soil microbiome, Arabidopsis plants, and earthworms – J Liu – Environmental Research

Built environment 

Redundancy of anaerobic digestion microbiomes during disturbances by the antibiotic monensin – CM Spirito – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Food microbiology

The potential use of Debaryomyces hansenii for the biological control of pathogenic fungi in food – N Medina-Córdova – Biological Control

Selection of starter cultures for the production of sour cassava starch in a pilot-scale fermentation process – FCL Penido – Brazilian Journal of Microbiology

Probiotics / prebiotics

The functionality of prebiotics as immunostimulant: Evidences from trials on terrestrial and aquatic animals – A Nawaz – Fish & Shellfish Immunology

Review: Polyphenol-based prebiotics and synbiotics: Potential for cancer chemoprevention – WPDW Thilakarathna – Current Opinion in Food Science

 

Microbes in the news

Mobile nanotweezers can pick, drop live bacteria – The Hindu

Is Your Diet Destroying Beneficial Gut Bacteria? – Care2

Eureka moment to battle drug resistance: Bacteria in University of Hyderabad lake can power antibiotic – Time of India