November 15, 2017

Virome analysis of bats and archaea, bioinformatics tools for metatranscriptomics analysis, using mass spectrometry for studying microbiome metabolomics.

General microbiome

Review: An integrative omics perspective for the analysis of chemical signals in ecological interactions – A E Brunetti – Chemical Society Reviews

Pregnancy and early life

Pre-print: Hospitalized premature infants are colonized by related bacterial strains with distinct proteomic profiles – Christopher T Brown – bioRxiv

Human respiratory microbiome

The role of the microbiome in childhood asthma – Giovanna Pisi – Immunotherapy

Human vaginal microbiome

Pre-print: A new sequencing-based women’s health assay combining self-sampling, HPV detection and genotyping, STI detection, and vaginal microbiome analysis – Elisabeth M Bik – bioRxiv

Human gut microbiome

Gut microbiota and body composition in anorexia nervosa inpatients in comparison to athletes, overweight, obese, and normal weight controls – Sabrina Mörkl – International Journal of Eating Disorders

Review: Gut Microbiota-Dependent Modulation of Energy Metabolism – C N Heiss – Journal of Innate Immunity

Animal experiments

Antimicrobial emulsifier – glycerol monolaurate induces metabolic syndrome, gut microbiota dysbiosis and systemic low-grade inflammation in low-fat diet fed mice – Zengliang Jiang – Molecular Nutrition and Food Research

A temperature sensitive Mycobacterium paragordonae induces enhanced protective immune responses against mycobacterial infections in the mouse model – Byoung-Jun Kim – Scientific Reports

Animal microbiome

Review: The B vitamin nutrition of insects: the contributions of diet, microbiome and horizontally acquired genes – Angela E Douglas – Current Opinion in Insect Science

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Brassica napus has a key role in the recovery of the health of soils contaminated with metals and diesel by rhizoremediation – Rafael G Lacalle – Science of the Total Environment

Water and extremophile microbiome

Purification of eutrophic water containing chlorpyrifos by aquatic plants and its effects on planktonic bacteria – Xing-Jian Xu – Chemosphere

Cultivation of an immobilized (hyper)thermophilic marine microbial community in a bioreactor – M Landreau – FEMS Microbiology Letters

Pre-print: Dynamics of finely resolved, abundant symbiotic marine plankton and other interacting microbes via automated high-frequency sampling – David M Needham – bioRxiv

Food microbiology

Pre-print: Fusicatenibacter Is Associated with Kefir Drinking – Richard Sprague – bioRxiv

Probiotics/prebiotics

A novel double-layer mucoadhesive tablet containing probiotic strain for vaginal administration: Design, development and technological evaluation – María Teresa Sánchez – European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Efficacy and Safety of a Multistrain Probiotic Formulation Depends from Manufacturing – Vito Trinchieri – Frontiers in Immunology

Phages and viruses

Virome analysis of two sympatric bat species (Desmodus rotundus and Molossus molossus) in French Guiana – Arielle Salmier – PLOS ONE

Review: The enigmatic archaeal virosphere – David Prangishvili – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Bioinformatics

Old meets new: most probable number validation of metagenomic and metatranscriptomic datasets in soil – Tim H Mauchline – Letters in Applied Microbiology

Pre-print: AQMM: Enabling Absolute Quantification of Metagenome and Metatranscriptome – Xiao-Tao Jiang – bioRxiv

Metabolomics

Review: Mass spectrometry-based metabolomics: Targeting the crosstalk between gut microbiota and brain in neurodegenerative disorders – Hemi Luan – Mass Spectrometry Reviews

Pre-print: Coupling MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry protein and specialized metabolite analyses to rapidly discriminate bacterial function – Chase Clark – bioRxiv

Techniques

Evaluating in vitro culture medium of gut microbiome with orthogonal experimental design and metaproteomics approach – Leyuan Li – Journal of Proteome Research

More microbes

Pre-print: Chemotaxis allows bacteria to overcome host-generated reactive oxygen species that constrain gland colonization – Kieran D Collins – bioRxiv

Microbes in the news

Specimens of Earth’s Oldest Known Life Forms Have Been Discovered in Tasmania – Michelle Starr – Science Alert

Shape-shifting agent targets harmful bacteria in the stomach – Phys.Org

Opinion: Not Just Antibiotics: Is Cancer Chemotherapy Driving Antimicrobial Resistance? – Lito E Papanicolas – Trends in Microbiology

Microbes on the market

A Silicon Valley Startup Wants Women To Test Their Vaginal Microbiota At Home – Ellie Kincaid – Forbes

Seres teams with cancer heavyweights for microbiome-checkpoint inhibitor combination trial – Nick Paul Taylor – FierceBiotech

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November 8, 2017

Photosynthesizing bacteria printed on paper, investigations of microbial communities in water dispensers and mines, a review on the health benefits of natural products from truffles.

Human respiratory microbiome

Review: Airway Microbiota and Allergic Diseases: Clinical Implications – Eman M Fouda – International Journal of Pulmonary and Respiratory Sciences

Human oral microbiome

Proton pump inhibitor alters oral microbiome in gastrointestinal tract of healthy volunteers – Tsuyoshi Mishiro – Journal of Gastroenterology and Hematology

Human gut microbiome

Gut Microbiota Interacts with Markers of Adipose Tissue Browning, Insulin Action and Plasma Acetate in Morbid Obesity – José María Moreno-Navarrete – Molecular Nutrition and Food Research

Is there a relationship between intestinal microbiota, dietary compounds, and obesity? – Joanna Kałużna-Czaplińska – Trends in Food Science and Technology

Animal experiments

Combination of quercetin and resveratrol reduces obesity in high-fat diet-fed rats by modulation of gut microbiota – Le Zhao – Food and Function

Post-weaning social isolation of rats leads to long-term disruption of the gut microbiota-immune-brain axis – Fionn Dunphy Doherty – Brain, Behavior, and Immunity

Host-microbiota interaction induces bi-phasic inflammation and glucose intolerance in mice – Antonio Molinaro – Molecular Metabolism

Obesogenic diet-induced gut barrier dysfunction and pathobiont expansion aggravate experimental colitis – June-Chul Lee – PLOS ONE

Animal microbiome

Gut region influences the diversity and interactions of bacterial communities in pikas (Ochotona curzoniae and Ochotona daurica) – Huan Li – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Nitrate induction and physiological responses of two maize lines differing in nitrogen use efficiency: effects on N availability, microbial diversity and enzyme activity in the rhizosphere – Zeno Varanini – Plant and Soil

The emergent rhizosphere: imaging the development of the porous architecture at the root-soil interface – J R Halliwell – Scientific Reports

Co-existence of Rhizobia and Diverse Non-Rhizobial Bacteria in the Rhizosphere and Nodules of Dalbergia odorifera Seedlings Inoculated with Bradyrhizobium elkanii,Rhizobium multihospitium–like and Burkholderia pyrrocinia–like Strains – Junkun Lu – Frontiers in Microbiology

Diversity of endophytic bacteria from Piper spp. with antagonistic property against Phytophthora capsici causing foot rot disease in black pepper (Piper nigrum L.) – Nadiya Kollakkodan – Journal of Tropical Agriculture

Seasonal and annual variation in fungal communities associated with epigeic springtails (Collembola spp.) in boreal forests – Sten Anslan – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

An Integrated Insight into the Relationship between Soil Microbial Community and Tobacco Bacterial Wilt Disease – Hongwu Yang – Frontiers in Microbiology

Resource availability underlies the plant-fungal diversity relationship in a grassland ecosystem – Lauren C Cline – Ecology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Microflora Thermarum Atlas project: biodiversity in thermal spring waters and natural SPA pools – F Valeriani – Water Science and Technology: Water Supply

Modes of carbon xation in an arsenic and CO2-rich shallow hydrothermal ecosystem – Nolwenn Callac – Scientific Reports

Difference of nitrogen-cycling microbes between shallow bay and deep-sea sediments in the South China Sea – Tiantian Yu – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Seasonal Shifts in Bacterial Community Responses to Phytoplankton-Derived Dissolved Organic Matter in the Western Antarctic Peninsula – Catherine M Luria – Frontiers in Microbiology

Built environment

Role of microbial activity in Fe(III) hydroxysulfate mineral transformations in an acid mine drainage-impacted site from the Dabaoshan Mine – Yanping Bao – Science of the Total Environment

Investigation of microbial communities in water dispensers – Sangjung Park – Applied Biological Chemistry

Food microbiology

Review: Potential health benefits of natural products derived from truffles: A review – Seema Patel – Trends in Food Science and Technology

Probiotics/prebiotics

Review: The development of seaweed-derived bioactive compounds for use as prebiotics and nutraceuticals using enzyme technologies – Suvimol Charoensiddhi – Trends in Food Science and Technology

Phages and viruses

Characterization of ecologically diverse viruses infecting co-occurring strains of cosmopolitan hyperhalophilic Bacteroidetes – Judith Villager – The ISME Journal

Biodiversity of bacteriophages infecting Lactococcus lactis starter cultures – Joana Oliveira – Journal of Dairy Science

Bioinformatics

fusionDB: assessing microbial diversity and environmental preferences via functional similarity networks – Zhu Chengsheng – Nucleic Acids Research

Metabolomics

PAMDB: a comprehensive Pseudomonas aeruginosa metabolome database – Wailing Huang – Nucleic Acids Research

mVOC 2.0: a database of microbial volatiles – Marie C Lemfack – Nucleic Acids Research

Techniques

Comparison of DNA-fingerprinting (T-RFLP) and high-throughput sequencing (HTS) to assess the diversity and composition of microbial communities in groundwater ecosystems – Karsten Karczewski – Limnologica Ecology and Management of Inland Waters

More microbes

Review: Our microbes not only produce antibiotics, they also overproduce amino acids – Sergio Sanchez – The Journal of Antibiotics

Disruption of N-acyl-homoserine lactone-specific signalling and virulence in clinical pathogens by marine sponge bacteria – José A Gutiérrez-Barranquero – Microbial Biotechnology

Microbes in the news

Bacteria-Activated Wallpaper that Generates Electricity – Katharine Keane – Architect Magazine

US government approves ‘killer’ mosquitoes to fight disease – Emily Waltz – Nature News

Bacteria may help babies’ digestive tracts more than suspected, scientists find – EurekAlert

Using neutrons to study how resistant bacteria evolve – Phys Org

Researchers identify mechanisms through which H. pylori bacteria cause gastric cancer – News Medical Life Sciences

New model reveals possibility of pumping antibiotics into bacteria – EurekAlert

Microbes on the market

Seres Therapeutics Awarded Grant from CARB-X to Support Development of Microbiome Therapeutic Candidate – Business Wire

Michael J. Fox Foundation, 23andMe to Jointly Advance Parkinson’s Disease Research – Carolina Henriques – Parkinson’s News Today

November 6, 2017

Today we have an interesting digest with several articles about human microbiome. Additionally, today we also remark part of the recently release book “Understanding the Gut-Bone Signaling Axis”, with interesting chapters treating the connections between microbiota and bone health.

(Each file with an asterisk in the start contains open access to fulltext)

 

Human Microbiome

Bone Mechanical Function and the Gut Microbiota – C. J. Hernandez – Understanding the Gut-Bone Signaling Axis (SpringerLink)

Prebiotics and Bone – Corrie M. Whisner – Understanding the Gut-Bone Signaling Axis (SpringerLink)

Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Effects on Bone and Mechanisms – Francisco A. Sylvester – Understanding the Gut-Bone Signaling Axis (SpringerLink)

Immunology of Gut-Bone Signaling – Fraser L. Collins –  Understanding the Gut-Bone Signaling Axis (SpringerLink)

Gut Microbiota and Bone Health – Darin Quach – Understanding the Gut-Bone Signaling Axis (SpringerLink)

Increased stool immunoglobulin A level in children with autism spectrum disorders – Jiaxiu Zhou – Research in Developmental Disabilities (ScienceDirect)

Gut Microbiota and Cancer Patients: A Broad-Ranging Relationship – Giovanni Cammarota – Mayo Clinic Proceedings

* Less Invasive Screening for Colorectal Cancer by Microbiota Analysis: Is it a Reality or an Illusion? – Hisashi Onodera – EBIoMedicine

Safety and Efficacy of Fecal Microbiota Transplant for Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection in Patients With Cancer Treated With Cytotoxic Chemotherapy: A Single-Institution Retrospective Case Series – Mehrdad Hefazi – Mayo Clinic Proceedings

Gastric microbial community profiling reveals a dysbiotic cancer-associated microbiota – Rui M Ferreira – Gut (BMJ)

Gut microbiota and hypertension: From pathogenesis to new therapeutic strategies – Yongbo Kang – Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology (ScienceDirect)

Associations Between Microbiota, Mitochondrial Function, and Cognition in Chronic Marijuana Users – Jun Panee – Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology

Genetic mannose binding lectin deficiency is associated with airway microbiota diversity and reduced exacerbation frequency in COPD – Alison J Dicker – Thorax (BMJ)

Molecular characterization of Multidrug Resistant Bacteroides isolates from Hungarian clinical samples – Károly Péter Sárvária – Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance (ScienceDirect)

* Commentary: Human Intestinal Microbiota and Colorectal Cancer: Moving Beyond Associative Studies – Christian Jobin – Gastroenterology

Faecal microbiota transplantation versus placebo for moderate-to-severe irritable bowel syndrome: a double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled, parallel-group, single-centre trial – Peter Holger Johnsen – The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Estrogens and Female Liver Health – Karen L. Chena – Steroids (ScienceDirect)

 

Beneficial microbes

(Provisionally accepted, Full text available soon) Probiotic Bacteria Alter Pattern-Recognition Receptor Expression and Cytokine Profile in a Human Macrophage Model Challenged with Candida albicans and Lipopolysaccharide – Victor H. Matsubara – Frontiers in Microbiology

* Butyrate and propionate inhibit antigen-specific CD8+ T cell activation by suppressing IL-12 production by antigen-presenting cells – Claudia Nastasi – Scientific Reports (NPG)

 

Animal Microbiome

(Provisionally accepted, Full text available soon) The Gut Entomotype of Red Palm Weevil Rhynchophorus ferrugineus Olivier (Coleoptera: Dryophthoridae) and Their Effect on Host Nutrition Metabolism – Abrar Muhammad – Frontiers in Microbiology

Porcine small and large intestinal microbiota rapidly hydrolyze the masked mycotoxin deoxynivalenol-3-glucoside and release deoxynivalenol in spiked batch cultures in vitro – Silvia W. Gratz – Applied and Environmental Microbiology (ASM)

A stable core gut microbiota across fresh- to saltwater transition for farmed Atlantic salmon – Knut Rudi – Applied and Environmental Microbiology (ASM)

Fecal microbiota transplant from highly feed efficient donors shows little effects on age-related changes in feed efficiency-associated fecal microbiota in chickens – Sina-Catherine Siegerstetter – Applied and Environmental Microbiology (ASM)

Short communication: The effect of heat treatment of bovine colostrum on the concentration of oligosaccharides in colostrum and in the intestine of neonatal male Holstein calves – Amanda J. Fischer – Journal of Dairy Science

* Progressive Colonization of Bacteria and Degradation of Rice Straw in the Rumen by Illumina Sequencing – Yanfen Cheng – Frontiers in Microbiology

* Neuroprotective effect of Ruminococcus albus on oxidatively stressed SH-SY5Y cells and animals – Jieun Park – Scientific Reports (NPG)

* Gut dysbiosis and impairment of immune system homeostasis in perinatally-exposed mice to Bisphenol A precede obese phenotype development – Yann Malaisé – Scientific Reports (NPG)

Impact of Enteric Health and Mucosal Permeability on Skeletal Health and Lameness in Poultry – L. R. Bielke – Understanding the Gut-Bone Signaling Axis (SpringerLink)

Gut Microbiota Are Disease-Modifying Factors After Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury – Kristina A. Kigerl – Neurotherapeutics (SpringerLink)

 

Food Microbes

(Provisionally accepted, Full text available soon) Extractive Fermentation of Lactic Acid in Lactic Acid Bacteria Cultivation: A Review – Majdiah Othman – Frontiers in Microbiology

* Diversity within Italian Cheesemaking Brine-Associated Bacterial Communities Evidenced by Massive Parallel 16S rRNA Gene Tag Sequencing – Marilena Marino – Frontiers in Microbiology

The main spoilage-related psychrotrophic bacteria in refrigerated raw milk – J.C. Ribeiro Júnior – Journal of Dairy Science

* Preprint: Kombucha as a model system for multispecies microbial cooperation: theoretical promise, methodological challenges and new solutions ‘in solution’ – Alexander Niall May – BioRxiv

* New microbial resource: microbial diversity, function and dynamics in Chinese liquor starter – Yuhong Huang – Scientific Reports (NPG)

 

Environmental Microbes

(Provisionally accepted, Full text available soon) Illumina-Based Analysis of Endophytic and Rhizosphere Bacterial Diversity of the Coastal Halophyte Messerschmidia sibirica – Xueying Tian – Frontiers in Microbiology

Perturbation of seafloor bacterial community structure by drilling waste discharge – Tan T. Nguyen – Marine Pollution Bulletin

November 4, 2017

Events and jobs

Microbiology Lab Technician – Manpower – Evansville

Research Associate in Plant and Arthropod Microbiome – Indiana University

 

General microbiome

Review: New Insights into Graft-Versus-Host Disease and Graft Rejection – E Perkey – Annual Review of Pathology

Microbial network of the carbonate precipitation process induced by microbial consortia and the potential application to crack healing in concrete. – J Zhang – Scientific Reports

Review: A Call to Arms: Quest for a Cryptococcal Vaccine – MC Caballero Van Dyke – Cell

 

 

Human respiratory microbiome

Impact of the Respiratory Microbiome on Host Responses to Respiratory Viral Infection. – M Pichon – Vaccines

 

 

Human gut microbiome

Review: Atherosclerosis: Association between the gut microbiome and atherosclerosis – WT Barrington – Nature Reviews

Improvement in cardiometabolic risk markers following a multifunctional diet is associated with gut microbial taxa in healthy overweight and obese subjects. – N Marungruang – European Journal of Nutrition

Opinion: NOD2 and bacterial recognition as therapeutic targets for Crohn’s disease. – M de Bruyn – Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Targets.

 

Animal experiments 

Microbial diversity and composition in different gut locations of hyperlipidemic mice receiving krill oil. – C Lu – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Evaluating the contribution of gut microbiome to the variance of porcine serum glucose and lipid concentration. – X Huang – Scientific Reports

Gut microbiome influences efficacy of PD-1-based immunotherapy against epithelial tumors. – B Routy – Science

 

Animal microbiome 

The bacterium Wolbachia exploits host innate immunity to establish a symbiotic relationship with the dengue vector mosquito Aedes aegypti. – X Pan – The ISME Journal

Enzymatic dynamics into the Eisenia fetida (Savigny, 1826) gut during vermicomposting of coffee husk and market waste in a tropical environment. – B Ordoñez-Arévalo – Environmental Science and Pollution Research International

Microbial community and ovine host response varies with early and late stages of Haemonchus contortus infection. – S El-Ashram – Veterinary Research Communications

 

Plant, root and soil microbiome

The spent culture supernatant of Pseudomonas syringae contains azelaic acid – SG Javvadi – bioRxiv

Stratified Bacterial and Archaeal Community in Mangrove and Intertidal Wetland Mudflats Revealed by High Throughput 16S rRNA Gene Sequencing – Z Zhou – Frontiers in Microbiology

Genome Sequencing of Microbacterium sp. Yaish 1, a Bacterial Strain Isolated from the Rhizosphere of Date Palm Trees Affected by Salinity – GA Jana – Genome Announcements

A New Proposal for the Pathogenic Mechanism of Non-Coeliac/Non-Allergic Gluten/Wheat Sensitivity: Piecing Together the Puzzle of Recent Scientific Evidence. – V Leccioli – Nutrients

Identification of novel small RNAs in Burkholderia cenocepacia KC-01 expressed under iron limitation and oxidative stress conditions. – S Ghosh – Microbiology

Conductive particles enable syntrophic acetate oxidation between Geobacter and Methanosarcina from coastal sediments – AE Rotaru – bioRxiv

 

Water and extremophile microbiome

A dynamic microbial community with high functional redundancy inhabits the cold, oxic subseafloor aquifer. – BJ Tully – The ISME Journal

 

 

Phages and viruses

Co-existence of freshwater and marine T4-like myoviruses in a typical subtropical estuary. – L Liu – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

 

Techniques

Optimisation of 16S rRNA gut microbiota profiling of extremely low birth weight infants. – C Alcon-Giner – BMC Genomics

Metagenomic analysis reveals potential interactions in an artificial coculture. – M Ren – AMB Express

Review: Phage Hunters: computational strategies for finding phages in large-scale ‘omics datasets – BL Hurwitz – Virus Research

Defining the Transcriptional Landscape during Cytomegalovirus Latency with Single-Cell RNA Sequencing – M Shnayder – bioRxiv

 

Microbes in the news

Can microbiology tell us exactly what killed the Aztecs? – OUP Blog

Tuning the Microbiome Improves Melanoma Immunotherapy Response – GEN

November 1, 2017

Happy November everybody! We have an interesting collection of articles today. Co-cultivation of plant beneficial fungi as an effective strategy to modulate the production of bioactive metabolites and a review on the benefits of berries and their phytochemicals on the digestive and immune systems. Enjoy!

Events and jobs

Microbiology Lab Assistant – Seattle, Washington – Labcorp

General microbiome

The Microbiome in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Trauma-Exposed Controls: An Exploratory Study – Hemmings, Sian M.J – Pyschosomatic Medicine

Human respiratory microbiome

Review : CF Airway Microbiome: Overturning the Old, Opening the Way for the New – George A. O’Toole – Journal of Bacteriology

Human oral microbiome

Effect of maltitol-containing chewing gum use on the composition of dental plaque microbiota in subjects with active dental caries – Erica M. Prosdocimi – Journal of Oral Microbiology

Human gut microbiome

The circulating microbiome signature and inferred functional metagenomics in alcoholic hepatitis – Puneet Puri – Hepatology

Diet, Environments, and Gut Microbiota. A Preliminary Investigation in Children Living in Rural and Urban Burkina Faso and Italy – Carlotta De Filippo – Frontiers in Microbiology

Gut microbiome of mothers delivering prematurely shows reduced diversity and lower relative abundance of Bifidobacterium and Streptococcus – Cecilie Dahl – Plos One

Review : Systematic review of the effects of the intestinal microbiota on selected nutrients and non-nutrient – Colette Shortt – European Journal of Nutrition

Cereal products derived from wheat, sorghum, rice and oats alter the infant gut microbiota in vitro – Hasinika K. A. H. Gamage – Scientific Reports

Animal experiments

Antibiotic treatment disrupts bacterial communities in the colon and rectum of SIV-infected macaques – Alexander S. Zevin – FEMS Microbiology Letters

Ophiopogonin D alleviates high-fat diet–induced metabolic syndrome and changes the structure of gut microbiota in mice – Siyu Chen – The FASEB Journal

Animal microbiome

Bacterial Species Identified on the Skin of Bottlenose Dolphins Off Southern California via Next Generation Sequencing Techniques – Corey D. Russo – Microbial Ecology

Skin and fur bacterial diversity and community structure on American southwestern bats: effects of habitat, geography and bat traits – Ara S. Winter – PeerJ

Analysis of the Microbial Diversity in the Fecal Material of Giraffes – Jessica M. Schmidt – Current Microbiology

Morphological and genetic factors shape the microbiome of a seabird species (Oceanodroma leucorhoa) more than environmental and social factors – Douglas S. Pearce – Microbiome

Metabolomics

Plasma Metabolites From Choline Pathway and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in the PREDIMED (Prevention With Mediterranean Diet) Study – Marta Guasch-Ferré – Journal of the American Heart Association

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Strong Regionality and Dominance of Anaerobic Bacterial Taxa Characterize Diazotrophic Bacterial Communities of the Arcto-Alpine Plant Species Oxyria digyna and Saxifraga oppositifolia – Manoj Kumar – Frontiers in Microbiology

An endophytic Bacillus strain promotes growth of oil palm seedling by fine root biofilm formation – MdHoirul Azri – Rhizosphere

Effect of auxin producing and phosphate solubilizing bacteria on mobility of soil phosphorus, growth rate, and P acquisition by wheat plants – Guzel R. Kudoyarova – Acta Physiologiae Plantarum

Contrasting effects of ammonium and nitrate additions on the biomass of soil microbial communities and enzyme activities in subtropical China – Chuang Zhang – Biogeosciences

Impact of land use change and soil organic carbon quality on microbial diversity in soils across Europe – Márton Szoboszlay – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Microbial Diversity and Community Structure of Sulfate-Reducing and Sulfur-Oxidizing Bacteria in Sediment Cores from the East China Sea – Yu Zhang – Frontiers in Microbiology

Rhizosphere-associated Pseudomonas induce systemic resistance to herbivores at the cost of susceptibility to bacterial pathogens – Cara H. Haney – Molecular Ecology

*Co-Culture of Plant Beneficial Microbes as Source of Bioactive Metabolites – F. Vinale – Scientific Reports

Introducing BASE: the Biomes of Australian Soil Environments soil microbial diversity database – Andrew Bissett – Gigascience

Water and extremophile microbiome

Anaerobic digestion of spent mushroom substrate under thermophilic conditions: performance and microbial community analysis – Zheng Xiao – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Metagenomic characterization of biofilter microbial communities in a full-scale drinking water treatment plant – Seungdae Oh – Water Research

Distinct microbial communities in the active and permafrost layers on the Tibetan Plateau – Yong-Liang Chen – Molecular Ecology

Community composition and assembly processes of the free-living and particle-attached bacteria in Taihu Lake – Dayong Zhao – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Food Microbiology

Anti-obesity Effect of Exopolysaccharides Isolated from Kefir Grains – Juha Lim – J. Agric. Food Chem

Modulating Effects of Dicaffeoylquinic Acids from Ilex Kudingcha on Intestinal Microecology in vitro – Minhao Xie – Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry

*Review of the health effects of berries and their phytochemicals on the digestive and immune systems – Coen Govers – Nutrition Reviews

Probiotics / prebiotics

Single-species versus dual-species probiotic supplementation as an emerging therapeutic strategy for obesity – G.Karimi – Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases

Bioinformatics

ROCker: accurate detection and quantification of target genes in short-read metagenomic data sets by modeling sliding-window bitscores – Luis H. Orellana – Nucleic Acids Research

Phages and viruses

Review : Assessing Species Diversity Using Metavirome Data: Methods and Challenges – Damayanthi Herath – Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal

Microbes in the news

Caves Host Gooey Biofilms Built by Methane-Eating Bacteria

3D Printed Artificial Small Intestine to Advance Research on Gut Bacteria

Enzymes from dangerous bacteria turn into important tools for protein chemistry

Microbes on the market

The University Medical Center Groningen and Novogene announce the start of the 10K Metagenome Project

Science, publishing, and career

Book Chapter : Leading Change in Undergraduate STEM Education – Adam K. Leibovich – Educational and Outreach Projects from the Cottrell Scholars Collaborative Undergraduate and Graduate Education Volume 1

Anitha’s non-microbiology picks

Congratulations Nancy Scherich! The winner of this year’s ‘Dance Your Ph.D.’ contest

ROSINA spectral measurements bring comet’s chemistry to life

Scary as they are, few vampires have a backbone

 

October 23, 2017

Good Monday! Today, we have a short digest with several papers focused in pathogen research.

 

Human microbiome

Evaluation of inter-individual differences in gut bacterial isoflavone bioactivation in humans by PCR-based targeting of genes involved in equol formation – A. Braune – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Immune-modulatory genomic properties differentiate gut microbiota of infants with and without eczema – Seungdae Oh – PLoS One

Low-complexity microbiota in the duodenum of children with newly diagnosed ulcerative colitis – Fei Sjöberg – PLoS One

IL-17 signalling restructures the nasal microbiome and drives dynamic changes following Streptococcus pneumoniae colonization – Neil D. Ritchie – BMC Genomics

Review: Sleeping with the enemy: Clostridium difficile infection in the intensive care unit – Florian Prechter – Critical Care

Hippurate as a metabolomic marker of gut microbiome diversity: Modulation by diet and relationship to metabolic syndrome – Tess Pallister – Scientific Reports

 

Environmental microbiomes

Mini-Review: Anaerobic Oxidation of Ethane, Propane, and Butane by Marine Microbes: A Mini Review – Rajesh Singh – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbial Community and Biochemical Dynamics of Biological Soil Crusts across a Gradient of Surface Coverage in the Central Mojave Desert – Rakesh Mogul – Frontiers in Microbiology

Basin Scale Variation on the Composition and Diversity of Archaea in the Pacific Ocean – Xiaomin Xia – Frontiers in Microbiology

Highly structured prokaryote communities exist within the skeleton of coral colonies – Vanessa R Marcelino – The ISME Journal

 

Animal Microbiomes

Feed additives shift gut microbiota and enrich antibiotic resistance in swine gut – Yi Zhao Y – Science of The Total Environment

 

Pathogen Research

Genomic Comparison among Lethal Invasive Strains of Streptococcus pyogenes Serotype M1 – Gabriel R. Fernandes – Frontiers in Microbiology

Differential Identification of Mycobacterial Species Using High-Resolution Melting Analysis – Azar D. Khosravi –  Frontiers in Microbiology

Genomic Comparisons Reveal Microevolutionary Differences in Mycobacterium abscessus Subspecies – Joon L. Tan – Frontiers in Microbiology

Exploring the Genome and Phenotype of Multi-Drug Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae of Clinical Origin – João Anes – Frontiers in Microbiology

Contributions of MyD88-dependent receptors and CD11c-positive cells to corneal epithelial barrier function against Pseudomonas aeruginosa – Matteo M. E. Metruccio – Scientific Reports

Preprint: KKL-35 Exhibits Potent Antibiotic Activity Against Legionella Species Independently Of Trans-Translation Inhibition – Romain Brunel – BioRxiv

Antibiotics ameliorate lupus-like symptoms in mice – Qinghui Mu – Scientific Reports

 

More microbes

Preprint: A historical legacy of antibiotic utilization on bacterial seed banks in sediments – Laura Madueño​ – PeerJ

Expression of Genes for a Flavin Adenine Dinucleotide-Binding Oxidoreductase and a Methyltransferase from Mycobacterium chlorophenolicum Is Necessary for Biosynthesis of 10-Methyl Stearic Acid from Oleic Acid in Escherichia coli – Shuntaro Machida – Frontiers in Microbiology

Dimethyl pyrazol-based nitrification inhibitors effect on nitrifying and denitrifying bacteria to mitigate N2O emission – Fernando Torralbo – Scientific Reports

 

Databases

miPepBase: A Database of Experimentally Verified Peptides Involved in Molecular Mimicry – Anjali Garg – Frontiers in Microbiology

 

October 22, 2017

A wide range of interesting articles today on the mouth, respiratory and gut microbiomes: Airway microbiota and obstruction in asthma, the tongue microbiome and pneumonia in the elderly, gut microbiome interactions with host G-protein coupled receptors, the effects of prebiotics and milk oligosaccharides on the mouse gut metabolome and stressor induced immune alterations, the impact of social stress on the gut microbiome and the host gut transcriptome, the impact of a Bacteroides integrase in a mouse model of colitis, and evidence that oral bacteria can colonize the gut in genetically and dysbiotic susceptible mice, leading to increased gut inflammation. 

  • Events and jobs

Postdoctoral Researcher in Microbiome Bioinformatics – Karolinska Institutet

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  • Human respiratory microbiome

Different Functional Genes of Upper Airway Microbiome Associated with Natural Course of Childhood Asthma – Bong-Soo Kim – European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

*Atopic asthmatic immune phenotypes associated with airway microbiota and airway obstruction – Benjamin A. Turturice – PLOSone

  • Human oral microbiome

*Relationships of variations in the tongue microbiota and pneumonia mortality in nursing home residents – Shinya Kageyama – Journal of Gerontology

  • Human gut microbiome

Review: Host-Microbe Interactions: Aiming at GPCRs – Mirella Bucci – Nature Chemical Biology

Development of severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia is associated with alterations in fecal volatile organic compounds – Daniel J C Berkhout – Pediatric Research

Gut Fermentation of Dietary Fibres: Physico-Chemistry of Plant Cell Walls and Implications for Health – Barbara A. Williams – International Journal of Molecular Sciences

Review: Food allergy: The influence of breast-feeding and gut microbiota – S. Hazebrouck – Revue Française d’Allergologie

Review: Whole cereal grains and potential health effects: Involvement of the gut microbiota – Lingxiao Gong – Food Research International

Review: Probiotic strains and mechanistic insights for the treatment of type 2 diabetes – Christiane S. Hampe – Endocrine

Review: Early-Life Gut Dysbiosis: A Driver of Later-Life Fibrosis? – Karen J. Ho – Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Review: Nutritional programming by glucocorticoids in breast milk: targets, mechanisms and possible implications – Jonneke J. Hollanders – Best Practice & Research Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism

Review: Less Invasive Screening for Colorectal Cancer by Microbiota Analysis: Is it a Reality or an Illusion? – Hisashi Onodera – EBioMedicine

  • Fecal Transplants

The taxonomic composition of the donor intestinal microbiota is a major factor influencing the efficacy of faecal microbiota transplantation in therapy refractory ulcerative colitis – P. Kump – Alimentary Pharamacology and Therapeutics

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  • Animal experiments

* Ectopic colonization of oral bacteria in the intestine drives TH1 cell induction and inflammation – Koji Atarashi – Science

*Stressor-induced immunomodulation is attenuated by prebiotics and milk oligosaccharides: Role of the colonic metabolome – M. Bailey – Brain, Behavior, and Immunity

*The colonic epithelial transcriptome and intestinal microbiome are significantly changed by social stressor exposure – A.R. Mackos – Brain, Behavior, and Immunity

*A Gut Microbial Mimic that Hijacks Diabetogenic Autoreactivity to Suppress Colitis – Roopa Hebbandi Nanjundappa – Cell

Metformin Alters Upper Small Intestinal Microbiota that Impact a Glucose-SGLT1-Sensing Glucoregulatory Pathway – Paige V. Bauer – Cell Metabolism

Distribution of species and antimicrobial resistance among enterococci isolated from the fecal microbiota – Andréa de Andrade Rangel de Freitas – Science of The Total Environment

Effect of Intestinal Flora on Protein Expression of Drug-Metabolizing Enzymes and Transporters in the Liver and Kidney of Germ-Free and Antibiotics-Treated Mice – Takuya Kuno – Molecular Pharmaceutics

Consequences of organ choice in describing bacterial pathogen assemblages in a rodent population – P. Villette – Epidemiology & Infection

High-Quality Whole-Genome Sequences of the Oligo-Mouse-Microbiota Bacterial Community – Debora Garzetti – Genome Announcements

  • Animal microbiome

Wild Mouse Gut Microbiota Promotes Host Fitness and Improves Disease Resistance – Stephan P. Rosshart – Cell

Impact of Low and High Doses of Marbofloxacin on the Selection of Resistant Enterobacteriaceae in the Commensal Gut Flora of Young Cattle: Discussion of Data from 2 Study Populations – Lhermie Guillaume – Foodborne Pathogens and Disease

  • Forensic Microbiome

Successive bacterial colonisation of pork and its implications for forensic investigations – Jessica Handke – Forensic Science International

Targeted sequencing of clade-specific markers from skin microbiomes for forensic human identification – Sarah E. Schmedes – Forensic Science International: Genetics

  • Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Characterization of fungal communities of developmental stages in table grape grown in the northern region of South Africa – P.C. Carmichael – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Mycorrhizae, invasions, and the temporal dynamics of mutualism disruption – Sara Grove – Journal of Ecology

Soil bacterial community mediates the effect of plant material on methanogenic decomposition of soil organic matter – Quan YuanSoil Biology and Biochemistry

Analysis of bacterial communities and characterization of antimicrobial strains from cave microbiota – Muhammad Yasir – Brazilian Journal of Microbiology

  • Waste and Pollution 

Bioaugmentation of thiabendazole-contaminated soils from a wastewater disposal site: Factors driving the efficacy of this strategy and the diversity of the indigenous soil bacterial community – Evangelia S. Papadopoulou – Environmental Pollution

  • Built environment

Human health risks for Legionella and Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) from potable and non-potable uses of roof-harvested rainwater – Kerry A.Hamilton – Water Research

  • Techniques

Optimization of GC/TOF MS analysis conditions for assessing host-gut microbiota metabolic interactions: Chinese rhubarb alters fecal aromatic Amino acids and phenol metabolism – Shan Yin – Analytica Chimica Acta

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  • Microbes in the news

Stress may harm gut health as much as junk food – Honor Whiteman – Medical News Today

Different Microbial Communities Live Along Female Reproductive Tract – GenomeWeb

Gut Health May Begin in the Mouth – Lydialyle Gibson – Havard