May 21, 2017

Events and jobs

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

General microbiome

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Human respiratory microbiome

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

Human oral microbiome

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

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

Human gut microbiome

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Animal experiments

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Animal microbiome

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

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

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

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

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

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

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

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

Water and extremophile microbiome

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Food microbiology

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

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

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

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

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

Techniques

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

Microbes in the news

Probiotics are popular, but some questions remain – Reading Eagle

April 22, 2017

General microbiome

The Microbiome – The Biochemist (full issue)

Human vaginal microbiome

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

Animal experiments

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Animal microbiome

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

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

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

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

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Water and extremophile microbiome

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

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

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

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

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

Built environment

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

Bioinformatics

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

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

Techniques

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

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

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

Microbes in the news

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

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

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

Science, publishing, and career

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

April 19, 2017

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

Events and jobs

ASM Microbe 2017 : New Orleans

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

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

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

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

Human skin microbiome

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

Human gut microbiome

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

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

Animal microbiome

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

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

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

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

Animal experiments

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

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

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

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

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

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

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Water and extremophile microbiome

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

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

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

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

Techniques

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

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

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

Microbes in the news

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

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

Glowing bacteria detect buried landmines

Science, publishing, and career

Saturday, Science Advocates Prepare for a Long March

Anitha’s non-microbiology picks

Research unlocks molecular key to animal evolution and disease

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

April 16, 2017

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

 

General microbiome

The ovarian cancer oncobiome – Sagarika Banerjee – Oncotarget

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

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

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

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

Pregnancy and early life

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

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

Human respiratory microbiome

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

Human skin microbiome

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Human gut microbiome

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Animal microbiome

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

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

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

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

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

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

Food microbiology

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

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

Techniques

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

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

Microbes in the news

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

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

April 14, 2017

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

Events and jobs

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

 

General microbiome

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

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

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

 

Human oral microbiome

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

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

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

 

Human vaginal microbiome

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

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

 

Human gut microbiome

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

Inflammasomes and intestinal inflammation – N Zmora – Mucosal Immunology

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

 

Animal microbiome

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

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

 

Plant, root and soil microbiome

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

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

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

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

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

 

Water and extremophile

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

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

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

 

Techniques

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

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

 

More microbes

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Microbes in news

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bacteria with a bias – K Zehr – UNM HSC Newsbeat

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

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

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

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

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

 

March 15, 2017

Today’s digest is full of environmental, soil/plant/root, and water related studies among a few gut microbiome studies and some opinion pieces.

Events and jobs

Event: Gut Feeling – How bacteria influence our wellbeing – EMBL-EBI – 21-May-2017

Event: Meeting of the Microbiome Minds – Colorado State University

General microbiome

Opinion: The study of microbiota needs both microbiologists and medical doctors – Didier Raoult – CMI

Pregnancy and early life

Review: Distinct Roles of Cervical Epithelia and Stroma in Pregnancy and Parturition – Shanmugasundaram Nallasamy – Seminars in Reproductive Medicine (Thieme)

The shape of the microbiome in early life – Erika von Mutius – Nature Medicine

Multi-site human microbiome

Examination of Host Phenotypes in Gambusia affinis Following Antibiotic Treatment – Jeanette M. Carlson – J. Vis. Exp.

Human respiratory microbiome

Strong incidence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa on bacterial rrs and ITS genetic structures of cystic fibrosis sputa – Laurence Pages-Monteiro – PLOS One

Human skin microbiome

Review: Cutaneous wound biofilm and the potential for electrical stimulation in management of the microbiome – Mohammed Ashrafi – Future Microbiology

Human vaginal microbiome

Vaginal Microbiome and Its Relationship to Behavior, Sexual Health, an Sexually Transmitted Diseases – Felicia M. Lewis – Obstetrics & Gynecology

Women view key sexual behaviours as the trigger for the onset and recurrence of bacterial vaginosis – Jade E. Bilardi – PLOS One

Human oral microbiome

Clustering of Subgingival Microbiota Reveals Microbial Disease Ecotypes Associated with Clinical Stages of Periodontitis in a Cross-Sectional Study – Sebastien Boutin – Frontiers in Microbiology

Human gut microbiome

*The altered gut microbiota in adults with cystic fibrosis – D.G. Burke – BMC Microbiology

Consumption of a diet rich in Brassica vegetables is associated with a reduced abundance of sulphate-reducing bacteria: a randomised crossover study – Lee Kellingray – Molecular Nutrition & Food Research

Gastric Acid Suppression Is Associated with an Increased Risk of Adverse Outcomes in Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Shah R – Digestion

NLRP12 attenuates colon inflammation by maintaining colonic microbial diversity and promoting protective commensal bacterial growth – Liang Chen – Nature Immunology

Gut microbiome diversity and high fibre intake are related to lower long term weight gain – Menni C – International Journal of Obesity

We are not alone: a case for the human microbiome in extra intestinal diseases – S. Shivaji – Gut Pathogens

The intestinal microenvironment in sepsis – Katherine T Fay – BBA – Molecular Basis of Disease

The Gut Microbiome and Its Role in Cardiovascular Diseases – W. H. Wilson Tang – Circulation

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

Mechanisms and effects of arsanilic acid on antibiotic resistance genes and microbial communities during pig manure digestion – Wei Sun – Bioresource Technology

Dietary Broccoli Alters Rat Cecal Microbiota to Improve Glucoraphanin Hydrolysis to Bioactive Isothiocyanates – Xiaoji Liu – Nutrients

Sorghum and wheat differentially affect caecal microbiota and associated performance characteristics of meat chickens – Eduardo Crisol-Martinez – PeerJ

Microbiome and metabolome modifying effects of several cardiovascular disease interventions in apo-E−/− mice – Paul M. Ryan – Microbiome

Infection with diverse immune-modulating poxviruses elicits different compositional shifts in the mouse gut microbiome – Daniel Aguirre de Cárcer – PLOS One

Animal microbiome (for animals in the wild)

Diverse bacterial communities exist on canine skin and are impacted by cohabitation and time – Sheila Torres – PeerJ

Fine Flounder (Paralichthys adspersus) Microbiome Showed Important Differences between Wild and Reared Specimens – Carolina Ramirez – Frontiers in Microbiology

Use of signature-tagged mutagenesis to identify genes associated with colonization of sheep by E. coli O157:H7 – Nancy A. Cornick – Veterinary Microbiology

The oral microbiota of domestic cats harbors a wide variety of Staphylococcus species with zoonotic potential – Ciro Cesar Rossi – Veterinary Microbiology

The bovine paranasal sinuses: Bacterial flora, epithelial expression of nitric oxide and potential role in the in-herd persistence of respiratory disease pathogens – Gerard M. Murray – PLOS One

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Analysis of microbiota involved in the aged natural fermentation of indigo – Takahiro Okamoto – World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Microbial solvent formation revisited by comparative genome analysis – Anja Poehlein – Biotechnology for Biofuels

Exposure to dairy manure leads to greater antibiotic resistance and increased mass-specific respiration in soil microbial communities – Wepking, C – Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Science

Legal immigrants: invasion of alien microbial communities during winter occurring desert dust storms – Tobias Weil – Microbiome

Characterization of microbial communities during start-up of integrated fixed-film activated sludge (IFAS) systems for the treatment of oil sands process-affected water (OSPW) – Chunkai Huang – Biochemical Engineering Journal

Effects of experimental addition of nitrogen and phosphorus on microbial and metazoan communities in a peatbog – Tomasz Mieczan – European Journal of Protistology

The potential of native species as bioenergy crops on trace-element contaminated Mediterranean lands – Dominquez MT – Sci Total Environment

Linking the Belowground Microbial Composition, Diversity and Activity to Soilborne Disease Suppression and Growth Promotion of Tomato Amended with Biochar – Jaiswal AK – Scientific Reports

Growth and 137Cs uptake and accumulation among 56 Japanese cultivars of Brassica rapa, Brassica juncea and Brassica napus grown in a contaminated field in Fukushima: Effect of inoculation with a Bacillus pumilus strain – Salem Djedidi – Journal of Environmental Radioactivity

Antibiotic mixture effects on growth of the leaf-shredding stream detritivore Gammarus fossarum – Mirco Bundschuh – Ecotoxicology

Microbial community changes during different empty bed residence times and operational fluctuations in an air diffusion reactor for odor abatement – Elisa Rodriguez – Science of the Total Environment

Response of indigenously developed bacterial consortia in progressive degradation of polyvinyl chloride – Mohammad S Anwar – Protoplasma

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

Conference: Effects of simulated deep-sea mining impacts on microbial communities and functions in the DISCOL experimental area – Vonnahme, T – EU FP7 MIDAS final meeting,

Effects of residual organics in municipal wastewater on hydrogenotrophic denitrifying microbial communities – Wei Xing – Journal of Environmental Sciences

PrePrint: Plasmid DNA analysis of pristine groundwater microbial communities reveal extensive2 presence of metal resistance genes – Ankita Kothari – bioRxiv

Climate, soil and plant functional types as drivers of global fine-root trait variation – Gregoire T. Freschet – Journal of Ecology

Winter ecology of a subalpine grassland: Effects of snow removal on soil respiration, microbial structure and function – Konstantin Gavazov – Science of the Total Environment

Deterministic influences exceed dispersal effects on hydrologically-connected microbiomes – Emily B. Graham – Environmental Microbiology

Review: Microbiome involved in microbial electrochemical systems (MESs): A review – Saratale RG – Chemosphere

Chapter Four – Polar Marine Microorganisms and Climate Change – C. Verde – Advances in Microbial Physiology

The patterns of bacterial community and relationships between sulfate-reducing bacteria and hydrochemistry in sulfate-polluted groundwater of Baogang rare earth tailings – Xinli An – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Characterization of bacterial community associated with phytoplankton bloom in a eutrophic lake in South Norway using 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequence analysis – Niranjan Nitin Parulekar – PLOS One

Food microbiology

Editorial: Inner Workings: Fermented foods offer up a versatile microbial model system – Alla Katsnelson – PNAS

Probiotics / prebiotics

News article: IBS cure? Probiotics could REDUCE irritable bowel syndrome symptoms AND stress – Olivia Lerche – express.co.uk

 Bioinformatics

Applied Metagenomics for Biofuel Development and Environmental Sustainability – Antonio Djalma Nunes Ferraz Junior – Advances of Basic Science for Second Generation Bioethanol from Sugarcane

DEMOGRAPHICS INDUCE EXTINCTION OF DISEASE IN AN SIS MODEL BASED ON CONDITIONAL MARKOV CHAIN – XIAOFENG LUO – Journal of Biological Systems

Inferring interactions in complex microbial communities from nucleotide sequence data and environmental parameters – Yu Shang – PLOS One

Techniques

Comparative analysis of microbial communities during enrichment and isolation of DDT-degrading bacteria by culture-dependent and -independent methods – Beibei Wang – Science of The Total Environment

*How to know the fungi: combining field inventories and DNA-barcoding to document fungal diversity – Camille Truong – New Phytologist

Sampling Strategies for Three-Dimensional Spatial Community Structures in IBD Microbiota Research – Shaocun Zhang – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

Microbial profiling of cpn60 universal target sequences in artificial mixtures of vaginal bacteria sampled by nylon swabs or self-sampling devices under different storage conditions – John J. Schellenberg – Journal of Microbiological Methods

Ed’s non-microbiology picks (news articles)

First Time Ever: Gene Therapy Reverses Sickle Cell Disease

Earth’s oceans are warming 13% faster than thought, and accelerating

MIT researchers create new form of matter

Gene therapy treats muscle-wasting disease in dogs

World’s oldest plant fossil discovered by student pushes evolution of complex life back 400 million years

 

March 11, 2017

General microbiome

Intestinal dysbiosis in preterm infants preceding necrotizing enterocolitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis – M Pammi – Microbiome

Is the 25 year hepatitis C marathon coming to an end to declare victory? – Khulood T Ahmed – bioRxiv

Natural antimicrobial peptide complexes in the fighting of antibiotic resistant biofilms: Calliphora vicina medicinal maggots – N Gordya – PLoS One

Complement inhibition by Sarcoptes scabiei protects Streptococcus pyogenes – An in vitro study to unravel the molecular mechanisms behind the poorly understood predilection of S. pyogenes to infect mite-induced skin lesions – PM Swe – PLoS Neglected Tropical Disease

CD40-signalling abrogates induction of RORγt+ Treg cells by intestinal CD103+ DCs and causes fatal colitis – C Barthels – Nature Communications

Antioxidant Supplements and Gastrointestinal Diseases: A Critical Appraisal – I Khan – Medical Principles and Practice

 

Human skin microbiome

Prenatal antibiotics and atopic dermatitis among 18-month old children in the Danish National Birth Cohort – S Timm – Clinical and Experimental Allergy

 

Human vaginal microbiome

*Review: Vaginal Microbiome and Its Relationship to Behavior, Sexual Health, and Sexually Transmitted Diseases – FM Lewis – Obstetrics and Gynecology

 

Human gut microbiome

*Review: Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth and Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Bridge between Functional Organic Dichotomy – UC Ghoshal – Gut and Liver

Beyond Digestion: The Pancreas Shapes Intestinal Microbiota and Immunity – H Tilg – Cell Metabolism

Melatonin prevents obesity through modulation of gut microbiota in mice – P Xu – Journal of Pineal Research

 

Animal microbiome

Dynamic changes of the respiratory microbiota and its relationship to fecal and blood microbiota in healthy young cats – Vientós-Plotts AI – PLoS One

A gut reaction: The combined influence of exercise and diet on gastrointestinal microbiota in rats – R Batacan – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Parasitism perturbs the mucosal microbiome of Atlantic Salmon – MS Llewellyn – Scientific Reports

Probiotic efficiency of Bacillus sp. in Labeo rohita challenged by Aeromonas hydrophila: assessment of stress profile, haemato-biochemical parameters and immune responses – A Nandi – Aquaculture Research

 

Plant, root and soil microbiome

Simplified and representative bacterial community of maize roots – B Niu – PNAS

Impact of three different fungicides on fungal epi- and endophytic communities of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) and broad bean (Vicia faba) – R Prior – Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part B

Thermophilic microorganisms in arable land around medieval archaeological sites in Northern Caucasus, Russia: Novel evidence of past manuring practices – E Chernysheva – Geoarchaeology

 

Water and Extremophiles

In situ electrochemical enrichment and isolation of a magnetite-reducing bacterium from a high pH serpentinizing spring – AR Rowe – Environmental Microbiology

Niche specialization of bacteria in permanently ice-covered lakes of the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica – M Kwon – Environmental Microbiology

 

Transcriptomics and Proteomics

A Comprehensive Assessment of the Genetic Determinants in Salmonella Typhimurium for Resistance to Hydrogen Peroxide – Sardar Karash – bioRxiv

 

Techniques

Isolation and concentration of bacteria from blood using microfluidic membraneless dialysis and dielectrophoresis – L D’Amico – Lab on a Chip

A fast small-sample kernel independence test for microbiome community-level association analysis – X Zhan – Biometrics

 

More microbes

Integrative Physiology: At the Crossroads of Nutrition, Microbiota, Animal Physiology, and Human Health – Leulier F – Cell Metabolism

Phage therapy is highly effective against chronic lung infections with Pseudomonas aeruginosa – EM Waters – Thorax

*Review: Recent advances in genetic modification systems for Actinobacteria – Yu Deng – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Meibomian gland disease and the microbiotome: is it time for ocular probiotics? – S Watson – Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology

*ReviewInfection in Organ Transplantation – JA Fishman – American Journal of Transplantation

Azole resistance in Candida albicans from animals: Highlights on efflux pump activity and gene overexpression – MFG Rocha – Mycoses

The Synonymy of the Toxic Dinoflagellates Prorocentrum mexicanum and P. rhathymum and the Description of P. steidingerae sp. nov. (Prorocentrales, Dinophyceae) – F Gomez – Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology

Gut microbiota analysis in rats with methamphetamine-induced conditioned place preference – T Ning – bioRxiv

 

Microbes in news

What is Metagenomics? – Y Smith – News Medical

UCC researchers discover weapon to fight antibiotic resistance – D Ahlstrom – The Irish Times

Community gets an eye-opening lesson in human microbiome and our western lifestyle – C MacDonald – UToday

Microbiome Research Symposia Review: Microbiome and Diseases – J Phelan – Taconic Biosciences

Q&A with Zeus Capital’s Dr Gary Waanders: Live Biotherapeutics & 4D Pharma PLC (LON:DDDD) – A Stone – Directors Talk Interviews

Do You Have the Guts to Perform? Microbial Balance, the Brain and Athletic Performance – SJ Hewlings – Natural Products Insider

New probiotics meant to balance microbial, fungal communities in gut – H Schultz – NUTRAingredients

Google Leads $51M Investment in Startup Tackling Drug-Resistant Bacteria – R Bushey – R & D

Your bacteria-ridden makeup could be the reason you keep getting sick – A Mulvaney – Independent