December 16, 2018

A Happy Weekend to one and all. 

Today’s Microbiome Digest features the recent articles covering the techniques and treatments, microbiome of infants, gut, oral, eye and vaginal microbiome, host-microbe interactions, diet and probiotic supplementations, co-culture models and its impact on biofilm reduction, soil microbiome and microbial ecology, comparative study of microbiome in various diseases, role of microbiome on various cancers, metabolomics, animal and insect microbiome, myco and yeast biome, genes and genomics of good and bad bacteria.  ENJOY READING.

TECHNIQUES:

Rapid Determination of Antibiotic Susceptibility by Stimulated Raman Scattering Imaging of D2O Metabolism – Weili Hong – bioRxiv

CaptureSeq: Capture-based enrichment of cpn60 gene fragments empowers pan-Domain profiling of microbial communities without universal PCR – Matthew G Links – bioRxiv

Characterization of Hydrocarbon-Degrading Bacteria in Constructed Wetland Microcosms Used to Treat Crude Oil Polluted Water– Amer Jamal Hashmat- Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology

A Probe-Enabled Approach for the Selective Isolation and Characterization of Functionally Active Subpopulations in the Gut Microbiome – Whidbey C – J Am Chem Soc.

Combined extraction method for metabolomic and PLFA analysis of soil – Jeffrey S.Buyer – Applied Soil Ecology

CLAME: a new alignment-based binning algorithm allows the genomic description of a novel Xanthomonadaceae from the Colombian Andes – Andres Benavides – BMC Genomics

Harnessing CRISPR-Cas systems for precision engineering of designer probiotic lactobacilli – Yong JunGoh – Current Opinion in Biotechnology

Evaluating the Efficiency of Primer Extension Capture as a Method to Enrich DNA Extractions – Winters M – J Forensic Sci

TREATMENTS:

Intestinal Anti-Inflammatory Activity of the Aqueous Extract from Ipomoea asarifolia in DNBS-Induced Colitis in Rats – da Silva VC – Int J Mol Sci.

Effect of Marine Microalga Chlorella pyrenoidosa Ethanol Extract on Lipid Metabolism and Gut Microbiota Composition in High-Fat Diet-Fed Rats – Wan X – Mar Drugs

Flavonoids and Colorectal Cancer Prevention – Li Y – Antioxidants (Basel)

Effects of Rich-Polyphenols Extract of Dendrobium loddigesii on Anti-Diabetic, Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Oxidant, and Gut Microbiota Modulation in db/db Mice – Li XW – Molecules

Evidence-based mixture containing Lactobacillus strains and lactoferrin to prevent recurrent bacterial vaginosis: a double blind, placebo controlled, randomised clinical trial – R. Russo – Beneficial Microbes

ORAL MICROBIOME:

Bacterial profile of the supragingival dental biofilm in children with deciduous and early mixed dentition using next generation sequencing (HOMINGS) technique – Harris-Ricardo J – Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin.

Oral Dysbiosis in Pancreatic Cancer and Liver Cirrhosis: A Review of the Literature – Mohammed H – Biomedicines

Subgingival lipid A profile and endotoxin activity in periodontal health and disease – Strachan A – Clin Oral Investig

GENOME AND GENOMICS:
Iron-associated protein interaction networks reveal the key functional modules related to survival and virulence of Pasteurella multocida – Theeraphol Jatuponwiphat – Microbial Pathogenesis

Identification of putative non-host essential genes and novel drug targets against Acinetobacter baumannii by in silico comparative genome analysis – Reaz Uddin – Microbial pathogenesis

Epilithic Biofilms in Lake Baikal: Screening and Diversity of PKS and NRPS Genes in the Genomes of Heterotrophic Bacteria – Sukhanova E – Pol J Microbiol.

Comparative analysis of Faecalibacterium prausnitzii genomes shows a high level of genome plasticity and warrants separation into new species-level taxa – Fitzgerald CB – BMC Genomics

INSECT MICROBIOME:

Metagenomic 16S rRNA gene sequencing survey of Borrelia species in Irish samples of Ixodes ricinus ticks – John S Lambert – bioRxiv

MARINE MICROBIOME:

Uncultured marine cyanophages encode for active NblA, phycobilisome proteolysis adaptor protein – Omer Nadal – bioRxiv

A fundamental difference between macrobiota and microbial eukaryotes: Protistan plankton has a species maximum in the freshwater-marine transition zone of the Baltic Sea – Filker S – Environ Microbiol

ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE:

Antibiotic usage promotes the evolution of resistance against gepotidacin, a novel multi-targeting drug – Petra Szili – bioRxiv

Role of Bentonite on the Mobility of Antibiotic Resistance Genes, and Microbial Community in Oxytetracycline and Cadmium Contaminated Soil – Guo H – Front Microbiol

HflXr, a homolog of a ribosome-splitting factor, mediates antibiotic resistance – Duval M – Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A.

Antibiotics may increase triazine herbicide exposure risk via disturbing gut microbiota – Zhan J – Microbiome

SOIL MICROBIOME:

REVIEW: The rhizosphere microbiome: A key component of sustainable cork oak forests in trouble – Fatima Zahra Maghnia – Forest Ecology and Management

VIROME:

The intestinal virome of malabsorption syndrome-affected and unaffected broilers through shotgun metagenomics – Diane A.Lima – Virus Research

MYCO and YEAST-BIOME:

Snf2 controls pulcherriminic acid biosynthesis and connects pigmentation and antifungal activity of the yeast Metschnikowia pulcherrima – Deborah Gore-Lloyd – bioRxiv

Nitrogen deprivation in Fusarium oxysporum promotes mycotoxin production via intermediates in the Krebs cycle and unreported methylmalonyl-CoA mutase activity – A. V. Karpe – Metabolomics

METABOLOMICS:

Gut microbiome structure and metabolic activity in inflammatory bowel disease – Eric A. Franzosa – Nature Microbiology

Active Acupoints Differ from Inactive Acupoints in Modulating Key Plasmatic Metabolites of Hypertension: A Targeted Metabolomics Study – Yang M – Sci Rep

Isobaric Labeling Quantitative Metaproteomics for the Study of Gut Microbiome Response to Arsenic – Liu CW – J Proteome Res.

GENERAL MICROBIOME:

The Human Microbiome in Health and Disease – Wyatt M. Arnold – Genomic Applications in Pathology

Microbes: possible link between modern lifestyle transition and the rise of metabolic syndrome – Moossavi S – Obes Rev.

CANCER and MICROBIOTA:

Microbiota in cancer development and treatment – Muhammad Hassan Raza – Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology

Alcohol and gastrointestinal cancers – Vanella G – Curr Opin Gastroenterol.

Gut microbiota in patients after surgical treatment for colorectal cancer – Jin Y – Environ Microbiol

The Microbiome in Bipolar Depression: A Longitudinal Study of One Pair of Monozygotic Twins – Jiang HY – Bipolar Disord.

Gut Microbiota, Fusobacteria, and Colorectal Cancer – Kelly D – Diseases

PRENATAL AND INFANT MICROBIOME:

The Prenatal Microbiome: A New Player for Human Health – D’Argenio V – High Throughput

Enteric dysbiosis and fecal calprotectin expression in premature infants – Thao T. B. Ho – Pediatric Research

Long-term colonization exceeding six years from early infancy of Bifidobacterium longum subsp. longum in human gut. – Oki K – BMC Microbiol.

EYE MICROBIOME:

Alterations in gut bacterial and fungal microbiomes are associated with bacterial Keratitis, an inflammatory disease of the human eye – Jayasudha R – J Biosci.

GUT MICROBIOME:

Gut microbiota dysbiosis in male patients with chronic traumatic complete spinal cord injury – Zhang C – J Transl Med.

Traumatic Brain Injury in Mice Induces Acute Bacterial Dysbiosis Within the Fecal Microbiome – Treangen TJ – Front Immunol.

A comparative study of the gut microbiota in immune-mediated inflammatory diseases-does a common dysbiosis exist – Forbes JD – Microbiome.

Microbiome-The Missing Link in the Gut-Brain Axis: Focus on Its Role in Gastrointestinal and Mental Health – Skonieczna-Żydecka K – J Clin Med.

ANIMAL MICROBIOME:

The valproic acid rat model of autism presents with gut bacterial dysbiosis similar to that in human autism – Fang Liu – Molecular Aurtism

Effects of smoking on the lower respiratory tract microbiome in mice – Zhang R – Respir Res

Evaluating the profound effect of gut microbiome on host appetite in pigs – Yang H – BMC Microbiol.

Comparative analysis of the intestinal bacterial community and expression of gut immunity genes in the Chinese Mitten Crab (Eriocheir sinensis) – Dong J – AMB Express.

Rumen methanogen and protozoal communities of Tibetan sheep and Gansu Alpine Finewool sheep grazing on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, China – Huang J – BMC Microbiol.

PSXIV-15 The Effect Of Intravaginal Progesterone Implant In The Vaginal Microbiota Of Holstein Cows – E Zanella – Journal of Animal Science

The role of the bovine respiratory microbiota in health and disease – T Alexander – Journal of Animal Science

MICROBIAL ECOLOGY:

Polychaete mucopolysaccharide alters sediment microbial diversity and stimulates ammonia-oxidising functional groups – Dale H – FEMS Microbiol Ecol.

Profiling grapevine trunk pathogens in planta: a case for community-targeted DNA metabarcoding – Morales-Cruz A – BMC Microbiol.

The bacterial community significantly promotes cast iron corrosion in reclaimed wastewater distribution systems – Zhang G – Microbiome

Long-term soil metal exposure impaired temporal variation in microbial metatranscriptomes and enriched active phages – Jacquiod S – Microbiome

Shotgun Metagenomics Reveals Taxonomic and Functional Shifts in Hot Water Microbiome Due to Temperature Setting and Stagnation – Dai D – Front Microbiol

HOST-MICROBE CROSSTALK:

Neutrophils Restrict Tumor-Associated Microbiota to Reduce Growth and Invasion of Colon Tumors in Mice – Triner D – Gastroenterology

Impact of CFTR modulation with Ivacaftor on Gut Microbiota and Intestinal Inflammation– Ooi CY – Sci Rep

Using Enteric Pathogens to Probe the Gut Microbiota – Spiga L – Trends Microbiol.

DIET, NUTRITION AND PROBIOTICS:

Treatment of Active Crohn’s Disease With an Ordinary Food-based Diet That Replicates Exclusive Enteral Nutrition – Svolos V – Gastroenterology

The Dietary Intervention of Transgenic Low-Gliadin Wheat Bread in Patients with Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity (NCGS) Showed No Differences with Gluten Free Diet (GFD) but Provides Better Gut Microbiota Profile – Haro C – Nutrients.

SIRT3 Deficiency Promotes High-Fat Diet-Induced Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease In Correlation With Impaired Intestinal Permeability Through Gut Microbial Dysbiosis – Chen M – Mol Nutr Food Res

Maternal probiotic supplementation for prevention of morbidity and mortality in preterm infants – Grev J – Cochrane Database Syst Rev

Role of prebiotics and probiotics in the functionality of the microbiota in the patients receiving enteral nutrition – Ballesteros Pomar – Nutr Hosp.

Probiotics Streptococcus salivarius 24SMB and Streptococcus oralis 89a interfere with biofilm formation of pathogens of the upper respiratory tract – Bidossi A – BMC Infect Dis

VAGINAL MICROBIOME:

Vaginal dysbiosis, and the risk of human papillomavirus and cervical cancer: systematic review and meta-analysis – Brusselaers N – Am J Obstet Gynecol.

Microbiota dysbiosis is associated with HPV-induced cervical carcinogenesis – Kwasniewski W – Oncol Lett.

CO-CULTURE MODEL and EFFECTS:

Dynamics of Biofilm Formation by Salmonella Typhimurium and Beef Processing Plant Bacteria in Mono- and Dual-Species Cultures – Visvalingam J – Microb Ecol

Anaerobic Degradation of the Plant Sugar Sulfoquinovose Concomitant With H2S Production: Escherichia coli K-12 and Desulfovibrio sp. Strain DF1 as Co-culture Model – Burrichter A – Front Microbiol.

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December 14, 2018

The microbiota of chigger mites and praying mantids, the prevalence of thermophiles in domestic water heaters, the bacteria that colonize and degrade centuries-old art.

General microbiome

Migration alters oscillatory dynamics and promotes survival in connected bacterial populations – Shreyas Gokhale – Nature Communications

Pre-print: A probabilistic model to identify the core microbial community – Thiago Gumiere – bioRxiv

Human oral microbiome

Pre-print: Correlation between the oral microbiome and brain resting state connectivity in smokers – Dongdong Lin – bioRxiv

Animal experiments

Host-targeted niclosamide inhibits C. difficile virulence and prevents disease in mice without disrupting the gut microbiota – John Tam – Nature Communications

Impact of Bacillus spp. spores and gentamicin on the gastrointestinal microbiota of suckling and newly weaned piglets – Ann-Sofie Riis Poulsen – PLOS ONE

Animal microbiome

Bacterial microbiome of the chigger mite Leptotrombidium imphalum varies by life stage and infection with the scrub typhus pathogen Orientia tsutsugamushi – Loganathan Ponnusamy – PLOS ONE

The hindgut microbiota of praying mantids is highly variable and includes both prey-associated and host-specific microbes – Kara A Tinker – PLOS ONE

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Belowground fungal community diversity and composition associated with Norway spruce along an altitudinal gradient – Max E. Schön – PLOS ONE

Treating wheat seeds with neonicotinoid insecticides does not harm the rhizosphere microbial community – Yaofa Li – PLOS ONE

Water and extremophile microbiome

Pre-print: An archaeal symbiont-host association from the deep terrestrial subsurface – Katrin Schwank – bioRxiv

Marine-Derived Fungi: Promising Candidates for Enhanced Bioremediation – Anjana K Vala – Approaches in Bioremediation

Built environment

Biogeography of thermophiles and predominance of Thermus scotoductus in domestic water heaters – Regina L Wilpiszeski – Extremophiles

Probiotics/prebiotics

Dopamine production in Enterococcus faecium: A microbial endocrinology-based mechanism for the selection of probiotics based on neurochemical-producing potential – Daniel Villageliú – PLOS ONE

Phages and viruses

A chemical defence against phage infection – Sarah Kronheim – Nature

Bioinformatics

Pre-print: Metagenome-wide measurement of protein synthesis in the human fecal microbiota using MetaRibo-Seq – Brayon J Fremin – bioRxiv

Pre-print: Large-scale analyses of human microbiomes reveal thousands of small, novel genes and their predicted functions – Hila Sberro – bioRxiv

Metabolomics

Rumen and plasma metabolomics profiling by UHPLC-QTOF/MS revealed metabolic alterations associated with a high-corn diet in beef steers – You Yang – PLOS ONE

More microbes

Pre-print: Real-time capture of horizontal gene transfers from gut microbiota by engineered CRISPR-Cas acquisition – Christian Munck – bioRxiv

Bacteria art

A detailed look at the microorganisms that colonize, and degrade, a 400-year-old painting – ScienceDaily

Inside SAIC’s Bio Art Lab, where art is life—literally – Paul Dailing – Chicago Reader

Across China: Medical students paint “Mona Lisa” with bacteria – Xinhua Net

Science, career, and publishing

Pre-print: Non-academic employability of life science PhDs: the importance of training beyond the bench – Sohyoung Her – bioRxiv

December 12, 2018

Today’s digest features a citizen science project which describes the two compositional patterns (stomatotypes) in the oral microbiota of adolescents. The study also explores the role of different factors like hygeine, diet, drinking water in shaping the oral microbiota. Enjoy!

Human oral microbiome

*Citizen science charts two major “stomatotypes” in the oral microbiome of adolescents and reveals links with habits and drinking water composition – Jesse R. Willis – Microbiome

Uncovering complex microbiome activities via metatranscriptomics during 24 hours of oral biofilm assembly and maturation – Anna Edlund – Microbiome

Human gut microbiome

Review: Gut microbiota and inflammation in chronic kidney disease and their roles in the development of cardiovascular disease – Emine M. Onal – Hypertension Research

Animal experiments 

Zinc-amino-acid supplementation alters yearling ram rumen bacterial communities but zinc sulfate supplementation does not – Suzanne L Ishaq – Journal of Animal Science

Administration of antibiotics contributes to cholestasis in pediatric patients with intestinal failure via the alteration of FXR signaling – Yongtao Xiao – Experimental & Molecular Medicine

Intestinal microbiota mediates the susceptibility to polymicrobial sepsis‐induced liver injury by granisetron generation in mice – Shenhai Gong – Hepatology

Rumen microbiome in dairy calves fed copper and grape-pomace dietary supplementations: Composition and predicted functional profile – Filippo Biscarini – PLOS ONE

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Rhizosheath microbial community assembly of sympatric desert speargrasses is independent of the plant host – Ramona Marasco – Microbiome

Water and extremophile microbiome

Review: Petroleum Hydrocarbon-Degrading Bacteria for the Remediation of Oil Pollution Under Aerobic Conditions: A Perspective Analysis – Xingjian Xu – Frontiers in Microbiology

Predominance and high diversity of genes associated to denitrification in metagenomes of subantarctic coastal sediments exposed to urban pollution – Priscila A. Calderoli – PLOS ONE

Gene probing reveals the widespread distribution, diversity and abundance of isoprene-degrading bacteria in the environment – Ornella Carrión – Microbiome

Rock substrate rather than black stain alterations drives microbial community structure in the passage of Lascaux Cave – Lise Alonso – Micrtobiome

Deep-sea anthropogenic macrodebris harbours rich and diverse communities of bacteria and archaea – Lucy C. Woodall – PLOS ONE

November 30, 2018

Happy Friday! Today’s digest features the skin microbiome of lizards and frogs, bacterial changes during palm wine fermentation, and the impact of deforestation on soils in the Amazon.

General microbiome

Review: The microbiome in threatened species conservation – West – Biological Conservation

Human oral microbiome

Oxidative stress in the oral cavity is driven by individual-specific bacterial communities – Džunková – NPJ Biofilms and Microbiomes

Human gut microbiome

Alterations of the gut microbiome and plasma proteome in Chinese patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis – Shen – Bone

Animal experiments

Effect of gastric fluid aspiration on the lung microbiota of laboratory rats – Finn – Experimental Lung Research

Animal microbiome

Skin bacterial diversity is higher on lizards than sympatric frogs in tropical Australia – Weitzman – PeerJ

Impact of Bacillus spp. spores and gentamicin on the gastrointestinal microbiota of suckling and newly weaned piglets – Poulsen – PLoS One

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Land Use Influences Antibiotic Resistance in the Microbiome of Soil Collembolans Orchesellides sinensis – Zhu – Environmental Science and Technology

Deforestation Impacts Network Co-occurrence Patterns of Microbial Communities in Amazon Soils – Khan – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Review: VOCs-mediated hormonal signaling and crosstalk with plant growth promoting microbes – Tyagi – Critical Reviews in Biotechnology

Soil amendment alters soil physicochemical properties and bacterial community structure of a replanted apple orchard – Liang – Microbiological Research

Specialisation events of fungal metacommunities exposed to a persistent organic pollutant are suggestive of augmented pathogenic potential – Martins – Microbiome

Extemophile microbiome

Salino-alkaline lime of anthropogenic origin a reservoir of diverse microbial communities – Kalwasińska – Science of the Total Environment

Food microbiology

Preprint: Bacterial diversity and population dynamics during the fermentation of palm wine from Guerrero Mexico – Astudillo-Melgar – BioRxiv

Assessment of biogas production and microbial ecology in a high solid anaerobic digestion of major California food processing residues – Achmon – Bioresource Technology Reports

Science, publishing, and career

Preprint: Participation and Motivations of Grant Peer Reviewers: A Comprehensive Survey of the Biomedical Research Community – Gallo – BioRxiv

November 19, 2018

Today’s digest features shallow shotgun sequencing as a useful alternative to 16S sequencing, soil metaproteomics, virus genomes from deep sea sediments, and more. And there’s an important news: the MicroMundo has been launched in Portugal! Happy reading!

Events and jobs

Open Rank Faculty Position in Microbiome or Microbial Systems Research, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX

Physalia courses: 16S/ITS Metabarcoding of microbial communities (Berlin, 1-5 April 2019) Instructors: Anna Sandionigi, Antti Karkman, Bruno Fosso

Physalia courses: Metagenomics (Berlin, 27-31 May 2019) Instructors: Dr. Curtis Huttenhower, Melanie Schirmer, Cesar Arze

Gut microbiome

Metagenomics-Based, Strain-Level Analysis of Escherichia coli From a Time-Series of Microbiome Samples From a Crohn’s Disease Patient – Xin Fang – Front. Microbio.

Preprint: Microbial Dysbiosis and polyamine metabolism as predictive markers for early detection during progression of pancreatic adenocarcinoma in spontaneous mouse model – Roberto Mendez – bioRxiv

Oral microbiome

Preprint: Tobacco exposure associated with oral microbiota oxygen utilization in the New York City Health and Nutrition Examination Study – Francesco Beghini – bioRxiv

Preprint: Sociodemographic patterning in the oral microbiome of a diverse sample of New Yorkers – Audrey Renson – bioRxiv

Soil microbiome

*Review: Using proteins to study how microbes contribute to soil ecosystem services: The current state and future perspectives of soil metaproteomics – Robert Starke – Journal of Proteomics

Phages and viruses

Degenerate PCR Primers to Reveal the Diversity of Giant Viruses in Coastal Waters  – Yanze Li – Viruses

*Preprint: Virus genomes from deep sea sediments expand the ocean megavirome and support independent origins of viral gigantism – Disa Backstrom – bioRxiv

Bioinformatics

*Evaluating the Information Content of Shallow Shotgun Metagenomics – Benjamin Hillmann – MySystems

A novel method to accurately calculate statistical significance of local similarity analysis for high-throughput time series – Fang Zhang – Stat Appl Genet Mol Biol.

KrakenUniq: confident and fast metagenomics classification using unique k-mer counts – Breitwieser Florian – Genome Biol.

MetaMap: an atlas of metatranscriptomic reads in human disease-related RNA-seq data –Simon Lucas – Gigascience

Svetlana’s microbiology pick

* Last week was World Antibiotic Awareness Week and the MicroMundo project has been launched in Portugal:
Initially created in the USA (2012) as Small World Initiative, the MicroMundo is an innovative Citizen Science project where professors and researchers from the University of Porto encourage students to pursue career in science while addressing a worldwide health threat – antibiotic resistance.

November 16, 2018

Happy Friday! Today’s digest includes the effects of chewing gum on the oral microbiome, the gill microbiome of mangrove shipworms, and the rumen microbiome of dairy cows. Enjoy!

Human oral microbiome

Effects of xylitol-containing chewing gum on the oral microbiota – Takeuchi – Journal of Oral Science

Human gut microbiome

Gut microbiome transition across a lifestyle gradient in Himalaya – Jha – PLoS Biology

Fecal chromogranins and secretogranins are linked to the fecal and mucosal intestinal bacterial composition of IBS patients and healthy subjects – Sundin – Scientific Reports

Animal experiments

Specific Members of the Gut Microbiota are Reliable Biomarkers of Irradiation Intensity and Lethality in Large Animal Models of Human Health – Carbonero – Radiation Research

Gut microbiota development in mice is affected by hydrogen peroxide produced from amino acid metabolism during lactation – Shigeno – FASEB Journal

Commensal bacteria contribute to insulin resistance in aging by activating innate B1a cells – Bodogai – Science Translational Medicine

Estrogen-mediated gut microbiome alterations influence sexual dimorphism in metabolic syndrome in mice – Kaliannan – Microbiome

Effects of Intraoperative Vagal Nerve Stimulation on the Gastrointestinal Microbiome in a Mouse Model of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis – Haney – Comparative Medicine

Animal microbiome

Assessing the Microbiota of Black Soldier Fly Larvae (Hermetia illucens) Reared on Organic Waste Streams on Four Different Locations at Laboratory and Large Scale – Wynants – Microbial Ecology

The gill-associated microbiome is the main source of wood plant polysaccharide hydrolases and secondary metabolite gene clusters in the mangrove shipworm Neoteredo reynei – Brito – PLoS One

Illumina sequencing analysis of the ruminal microbiota in high-yield and low-yield lactating dairy cows – Tong – PLoS One

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Rootstocks shape the rhizobiome: Rhizosphere and endosphere bacterial communities in the grafted tomato system – Poudel – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Aquatic ecotoxicity of an antidepressant, sertraline hydrochloride, on microbial communities – Yang – Science of The Total Environment

Probing the ecological and evolutionary history of a thermophilic cyanobacterial population via statistical properties of its microdiversity – Rosen – PLoS One

Built environment

Activated sludge bacterial communities of typical wastewater treatment plants: distinct genera identification and metabolic potential differential analysis – Zhang – AMB Express

Analysis of bacteria stress responses to contaminants derived from shale energy extraction – Santos – Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts

Probiotics/prebiotics

Gut microbiota of preterm infants supplemented with probiotics: sub-study of the ProPrems trial – Plummer – BMC Microbiology

November 13, 2018

Today’s Digest features several soil and environmental microbiome papers, including the effect of fire on soil ecosystems, insights into the freshwater microbiome associated with the world’s largest mining disaster, applications of soils in forensics, and chemical leaching from LCD screens due to synergistic bacteria. Plus, check out some animal work in marine invertebrates (Sea stars and Ascidians) as well as minks, flying squirrels, and bees!

Pregnancy and early life
The profile of human milk metabolome, cytokines and antibodies in inflammatory bowel diseases versus healthy mothers and potential impact on the newborn – Xuanyi Meng -Journal of Crohn’s and Colitis

Human multi-site microbiome
Shared gut, but distinct oral microbiota composition in primary Sjögren’s syndrome and systemic lupus erythematosus – Taco A. van der Meulen – Journal of Autoimmunity

Urine Bacteria-Derived Extracellular Vesicles and Allergic Airway Diseases in Children – Mona Samra – International Archives of Allergy and Immunology

Review: Repertoire of bacterial species cultured from the human oral cavity and respiratory tract – Maxime DM Fonkou – Future Microbiology

Gut-brain axis
Schizophrenia and gut-flora related epigenetic factors – Chuanjun Zhuo – Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry

The structure of resilience in irritable bowel syndrome and its improvement through hypnotherapy: Cross-sectional and prospective longitudinal data – Johannes Peter – PLOS One

Fermented foods, the gut and mental health: a mechanistic overview with implications for depression and anxiety – Hajara Aslam – Nutritional Neuroscience

Chronic alcohol exposure induced gut microbiota dysbiosis and its correlations with neuropsychic behaviors and brain BDNF/Gabra1 changes in mice – Zheng Xu – Biofactors

Microbial treatment: the potential application for Parkinson’s disease – Xin Fang – Neurological Sciences

Multiple Sclerosis-Associated Changes in the Composition and Immune Functions of Spore-Forming Bacteria. – Egle Cekanaviciute – mSystems

Human gut microbiome
The effect of drinking water pH on the human gut microbiota and glucose regulation: results of a randomized controlled cross-over intervention – Tue H. Hansen – Scientific Reports

Composition of gut microbiota and its association with body mass index and lifestyle factors in a cohort of 7–18 years old children from the American Gut Project – Jinbing Bai – Pediatric Obesity

Long-term impact of oral vancomycin, ciprofloxacin and metronidazole on the gut microbiota in healthy humans. – Bastiaan W Haak – Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

Helicobacter pylori Infection: New Facts in Clinical Management. – Peter Malfertheiner – Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology

Animal experiments
The protective effects of fecal microbiota transplantation in an experimental model of necrotizing enterocolitis – Christian Prado – Journal of Pediatric Surgery

Intestinal Snakeskin Limits Microbial Dysbiosis during Aging and Promotes Longevity – Anna M. Salazar – iScience

Animal microbiome
Microbiome shifts with onset and progression of Sea Star Wasting Disease revealed through time course sampling – Melanie M. Lloyd – Scientific Reports

Core and Dynamic Microbial Communities of Two Invasive Ascidians: Can Host–Symbiont Dynamics Plasticity Affect Invasion Capacity?– Hila Dror – Microbial Ecology

Fecal bacterial microbiota of Canadian commercial mink (Neovison vison): Yearly, life stage, and seasonal comparisons – Nicole R. Compo – PLOS One

Variations in Gut Microbiota of Siberian Flying Squirrels Correspond to Seasonal Phenological Changes in Their Hokkaido Subarctic Forest Ecosystem – Po-Yu Liu – Microbial Ecology

Influence of Feeding Type and Nosema ceranae Infection on the Gut Microbiota of Apis cerana Workers – Shao K. Huang – mSystems

Host selectively contributes to shaping intestinal microbiota of carnivorous and omnivorous fish – Kristian Daly – The Journal of General and Applied Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome
Fire modulates ecosystem functioning through the phylogenetic structure of soil bacterial communities – Eduardo Pérez-Valera – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Assessment of soil microbial communities involved in cellulose utilization at two contrasting Alpine forest sites – José A. Siles – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Experimental Testing of Dispersal Limitation in Soil Bacterial Communities with a Propagule Addition Approach – Fen-Guo Zhang – Microbial Ecology

Influence of different biological control agents and compost on total and nitrification driven microbial communities at rhizosphere and soil level in a lettuce – Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lactucae pathosystem – Maria Alexandra Cucu – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Assessment of 16S rRNA gene primers for studying bacterial community structure and function of aging flue-cured tobaccos. – Fan Wang – AMB Express

Changes in bacterial diversity and catabolic gene abundance during the removal of dimethylphenol isomers in laboratory-scale constructed wetlands. – Mónica A. Vásquez Piñeros – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Abiotic factors determine functional outcomes of microbial inoculation of soils from a metal contaminated brownfield – Jay Prakash Singh – Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Applying microbial biogeography in soil forensics – Habteab Habtom – Forensic Science International: Genetics

eDNA metabarcoding supporting community assessment of environmental stressor in a field-based sediment microcosm study – Jianghua Yang – Environmental Science and Technology

Water and extremophile microbiome
Analysis of the diversity of aerobic, thermophilic endospore-forming bacteria in two Algerian hot springs using cultural and non-cultural methods – Mohamed Amine Gomri – Annals of Microbiology

Anaerobic biological treatment of industrial saline wastewater: Fixed bed Reactor performance and analysis of the microbial community structure and abundance – Mariem Jeddi – Environmental Technology

Microbiome triggered transformations of trace organic chemicals in the presence of effluent organic matter in managed aquifer recharge (MAR) systems – Karin Hellauer – Environmental Science and Technology

Insights on the freshwater microbiomes metabolic changes associated with the world’s largest mining disaster – Marcelle C. Cordeiro – Science of the Total Environment

Microbial Functional Responses to Cholesterol Catabolism in Denitrifying Sludge – Sean Ting-Shyang Wei – mSystems

Built environment
Leaching of indium from end-of-life LCD panels via catalysis by synergistic microbial communities – Yaling Xie – Science of the Total Environment

Probiotics/Prebiotics
Probiotic and synbiotic therapy in the critically ill: State of the art – James M. Davison – Nutrition

Butyrate Producers as Potential Next-Generation Probiotics: Safety Assessment of the Administration of Butyricicoccus pullicaecorum to Healthy Volunteers. – Leen Boesmans – mSystems

Divergent short-chain fatty acid production and succession of colonic microbiota arise in fermentation of variously-sized wheat bran fractions – Yunus E. Tuncil – Scientific Reports

Bioinformatics
Machine Learning Reveals Missing Edges and Putative Interaction Mechanisms in Microbial Ecosystem Networks – Demetrius DiMucci – mSystems

Techniques
A tridecaptin-based fluorescent probe for differential staining of Gram-negative bacteria. – Wei Wang – Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry

High-Throughput Miniaturized 16S rRNA Amplicon Library Preparation Reduces Costs while Preserving Microbiome Integrity – Jeremiah J. Minich – mSystems

Book Chapter: Activity-Based Protein Profiling—Enabling Multimodal Functional Studies of Microbial Communities – Christopher Whidbey – Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology