September 14, 2017

Events and jobs

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Microbiology  – University of California, Irvine – Last date: December 8th, 2017

MICROBIOLOGY MANAGER – ICDS, County Waterford

 

General microbiome

Thesis: Anti-Staphylococcal Activity of Variovorax paradoxus EPS – P Holt-Torres – CSUSB Scholar Works

The Human Salivary Microbiome Is Shaped by Shared Environment Rather than Genetics: Evidence from a Large Family of Closely Related Individuals – L Shaw – MBio

 

Pregnancy and early life

Mum’s bacteria linked to baby’s behaviour – CM Powell – Nature

Prenatal stress enhances susceptibility to allergic diseases of offspring – M Moustaki – Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Disorders Drug Targets

Dietary intake of fat and fibre according to reference values relates to higher gut microbiota richness in overweight pregnant women – H Röytiö – The British Journal of Nutrition

 

Human respiratory microbiome

Dynamic oropharyngeal and faecal microbiota during treatment in infants hospitalized for bronchiolitis compared with age-matched healthy subjects – Q Hu – Scientific Reports

 

 

Human nearly-sterile sites 

The evolutionary logic of sepsis – L Rózsa – Infection, Genetics and Evolution

 

Human gut microbiome

C. difficile Microbiome Manipulation – J Wick – Infection Prevention

Review: Copy-catting host signalling molecules – A York – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Irritable bowel syndrome in Asia: pathogenesis, natural history, epidemiology and management – KA Gwee – Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Microbial Disruption Indices to Detect Colonization With Multidrug-Resistant Organisms – R Araos – Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology

 

Animal experiments 

High Fat, High Fructose, High Cholesterol Feeding Causes Severe NASH and Cecal Microbiota Dysbiosis in Juvenile Ossabaw Swine – MR Panasevich – American Journal of Physiology

 

Animal microbiome 

Estimating Herd Immunity to Amphibian Chytridiomycosis in Madagascar Based on the Defensive Function of Amphibian Skin Bacteria – MC Bletz – Frontiers in Microbiology

Analysis and comparison of the wolf microbiome under different environmental factors using three different data of Next Generation Sequencing – X Wu – Scientific Reports

Sources of Variation in the Gut Microbial Community of Lycaeides melissa Caterpillars –  S Chaturvedi – Scientific Reports

Brevibacillus laterosporus isolated from the digestive tract of honeybees has high antimicrobial activity and promotes growth and productivity of honeybee’s colonies – JM Khaled – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

 

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Review: The role of soil microorganisms in plant mineral nutrition – current knowledge and future directions – R Jacoby – Frontiers in Plant Science

Redox-mediated quorum sensing in plants – AW Fuller – PLoS One

Rhizospheric fungi and their link with the nitrogen-fixing Frankia harbored in host plant Hippophae rhamnoides L. – X Zhou – Journal of Basic Microbiology

Chapter: Analytical Interpretation of the Beneficial Interaction Between Microorganisms and Grasses – RG Machado – Intechopen

Effect of simultaneous and sequential inoculations of Meloidogyne incognita, Ralstonia solanacearum and Phomopsis vexans on eggplant in sand mix and fly ash mix soil – M Khan – Phytoparasitica

Effect of Soil Amendments on Microbial Resilience Capacity of Acid Soil Under Copper Stress – VC Mounissamy – The Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology

Subtle shifts in microbial communities occur alongside the release of carbon induced by drought and rewetting in contrasting peatland ecosystems – C Potter – Scientific Reports

 

Built environment 

Response of anaerobic membrane bioreactor to the presence of nano-Bi2WO6: reactor performance, supernatant characteristics, and microbial community – L Chen – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

 

 

Bioinformatics

Discovery of numerous novel small genes in the intergenic regions of the Escherichia coli O157:H7 Sakai genome – SM Hücker – PLoS One

 

Techniques

Template Preparation Affects 16S rRNA High-throughput Sequencing Analysis of Phyllosphere Microbial – X Tian – Frontiers in Plant Science

Dissertation: Campylobacter concisus & Inflammatory Bowel Disease: – Insights through cultivation and whole-genome sequencing – KF Kirk – Aalborg Universitetsforlag

Genome Comparison of Pseudomonas fluorescens UM270 with Related Fluorescent Strains Unveils Genes Involved in Rhizosphere Competence and Colonization – JE Hernández-Salmerón – Journal of Genomics

 

Microbes in the news

Researchers discover new, abundant enzyme that helps bacteria infect animals – Science Daily

Weight Loss Success Determined by Two Gut Microbiota Species – Gen Eng News

Dozens of people got diarrhea from puppy poop bacteria – The Verge

Children infected with rare bacteria during surgery at New Orleans hospital – UPI

‘Microbiomes’ may hold key to kids’ ear infections – UPI

CONDUCTING PLASTIC USED IN TOUCHSCREENS COULD HELP FIGHT — OR GROW — BACTERIA – Digital Trends

Why bacteria ‘shapeshift’ in space – CU Boulder Today

Gut Bacteria May Impact Multiple Sclerosis Progression – Genome Web

ARE BACTERIA THE ANSWERS TO ALL OUR SWEATY PROBLEMS? – Electric Runway

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September 13,2017

Our midweek digest is a treat for wine drinkers- two studies looking at vineyard microbiomes and news of how Nestlé is moving into microbiome research. Lastly, read about an exciting workflow that makes it easier to map the resistome.

General Microbiome

Microbial communities in placentas from term normal pregnancy exhibit spatially variable profiles.

Parnell LA .Scientific Reports

Human gut microbiome

Host-microbe interaction in the gastrointestinal tract.

Parker A.Environmental Microbiology Report

Gut microbiota composition is associated with polypharmacy in elderly hospitalized patients.

Ticinesi A.Scientific Reports

Microbes in Infant Gut Development: Placing Abundance Within Environmental, Clinical and Growth Parameters.

Obermajer T.Scientific Reports

Animal experiments and microbiome

Gut bacteria from multiple sclerosis patients modulate human T cells and exacerbate symptoms in mouse models.

Cekanaviciute E, PNAS

The microbiota influences cell death and microglial colonization in the perinatal mouse brain.

Castillo-Ruiz A. Brain, Behaviour, and Immunity

Microbial colonization is required for normal neurobehavioral development in zebrafish.

Phelps D,.Scientific Reports

Biotechnology 

Ozone-cathode microbial desalination cell; An innovative option to bioelectricity generation and water desalination.

Gholizadeh A. Chemosphere.

Plant and soil microbiome

Grape microbiome as a reliable and persistent signature of field origin and environmental conditions in Cannonau wine production.

Mezzasalma V. PLoS One.

Is microbial terroir related to geographic distance between vineyards?

Miura T. Environmental Microbiology Reports

Bacteria utilising plant-derived carbon in the rhizosphere of Triticum aestivum change in different depths of an arable soil.

Uksa M. Environmental Microbiology Reports

Mining the Volatilomes of Plant-Associated Microbiota for New Biocontrol Solutions.

Bailly A. Frontiers in Microbiology

More than 2500 years of oil exposure shape sediment microbiomes with the potential for syntrophic degradation of hydrocarbons linked to methanogenesis.

Michas A. Microbiome

Lung Microbiome

Functional characterization of the Mycobacterium abscessus genome coupled with condition specific transcriptomics reveals conserved molecular strategies for host adaptation and persistence.

Miranda-CasoLuengo AA.BMC Genomics

Mechanistic insight into the function of the microbiome in lung diseases.

Ubags NDJ. European Respiratory Journal

Antibiotics

A single early-in-life macrolide course has lasting effects on murine microbial network topology and immunity.

Ruiz VE.Nature Communications

Resistome

The recent emergence in hospitals of multidrug-resistant community-associated sequence type 1 and spa type t127 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus investigated by whole-genome sequencing: Implications for screening.

Earls MR. PLoS One

Rapid resistome mapping using nanopore sequencing.

van der Helm E.Nucleic Acids Research  

Network of microbial and antibiotic interactions drive colonization and infection with multidrug-resistant organisms

Wang J. PNAS

News

Nestlé moves into gut microbiome tests.

News- Nature Biotechnology

Protocol

Shotgun metagenomics, from sampling to analysis.

Quince C,Nature Biotechnology

Erratum 

Erratum to: Diet Versus Phylogeny: a Comparison of Gut Microbiota in Captive Colobine Monkey Species.

Hale VL. Microbial Ecology

August 31, 2017

Today we have a lot of interesting job offers, a lot of news, many papers from Nature’s Scientific Reports and several reviews from Immunological Reviews and to mention each time more and more papers dealing with wastewater treatments. Enjoy your (still) summer microbiome reading.

Events and jobs

Laboratory Manager (Microbiology), Sydney, Australia

Algae Technician, MBD Energy Limited, Townsville 

PhD position: Synthetic Microbiology/Biotechnology, Germany

PhD position (m/f) in the field of microbiota-host interaction in laying hens, Germany

PhD position in the field of microbial ecology of the fowl gastrointestinal tract,  Germany

Post-Doctoral Research Associate, King’s College London , UK

Synthetic Biologist / Geneticist: Ginkgo Bioworks, Boston, MA

General microbiome

Numerous uncharacterized and highly divergent microbes which colonize humans are revealed by circulating cell-free DNA – Mark Kowarsky – PNAS

Maintenance of microbial cooperation mediated by public goods in single and multiple traits scenarios – Özhan Özkaya – Journal of Bacteriology

Pregnancy and early life

The oral microbiome and adverse pregnancy outcomes – Charles M Cobb – International Journal of Women’s Health

Human respiratory microbiome

The nasal microbiota of dairy farmers is more complex than oral microbiota, reflects occupational exposure, and provides competition for staphylococci – Sanjay K. Shukla –  PLOS One

Sphenoid sinus microbiota in pituitary apoplexy: a preliminary study – Gavin J. Humphreys – Pituitary

Oral microbiology

Review: Studying the human oral microbiome: challenges and the evolution of solutions – Angela ML Benn – Australian Dental Journal

Human vaginal microbiome

The human vaginal microbial community – Mario Vaneechoutte – Research in Microbiology

Replication and refinement of a vaginal microbial signature of preterm birth in two racially distinct cohorts of US women – Benjamin J. Callahan – PNAS

Comparison of vaginal microbiota sampling techniques: cytobrush versus swab – Anita Mitra – Scientific Reports

Human nearly-sterile sites 

Dominance of ST131 Escherichia coli carrying blaCTX-M in patients with bloodstream infections caused by cephalosporin-resistant strains in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore: whole genome analysis of isolates from a randomised trial –  Patrick Harris – bioRxiv

Temporal Stability and Composition of the Ocular Surface Microbiome – Jerome Ozkan – Scientific Reports

Human gut microbiome

Review:Interactions between bile salts, gut microbiota, and hepatic innate immunity – Kristin Schubert – Immunological Reviews

Review:Deciphering interactions between the gut microbiota and the immune system via microbial cultivation and minimal microbiomes – Thomas Clavel – Immunological Reviews

Review: Gut microbiota: Role in pathogen colonization, immune responses, and inflammatory disease – Joseph M. Pickard – Immunological Reviews

Gut microbiota and chronic kidney disease: implications for novel mechanistic insights and therapeutic strategies – Wei Pan –  International Urology and Nephrology

Ecophylogenetics Reveals the Evolutionary Associations between Mammals and their Gut Microbiota – Christopher Andrew Gaulke -bioRxiv

Unveiling the gut microbiota composition and functionality associated with constipation through metagenomic analyses – Leonardo Mancabelli –  Scientific Reports

Influence of gut microbiota on neuropsychiatric disorders – María Carmen Cenit – World Journal of Gastroenterology

Fecal microbiota transplantation for Clostridium difficile infection in patients with ileal pouches – Nan Lan – Gastroenterology Report

The Intestinal Microbiome in Infectious Diseases: The Clinical Relevance of a Rapidly Emerging Field – Vanessa C Harris – Open Forum Infectious Diseases

A novel approach for the prediction of species-specific biotransformation of xenobiotic/drug molecules by the human gut microbiota – Ashok K. Sharma – Scientific Reports

Animal experiments

Metagenomic Analysis of Cecal Microbiome Identified Microbiota and Functional Capacities Associated with Feed Efficiency in Landrace Finishing Pigs – Zhen Tan – Frontiers in Microbiology

Characterization of the ecological role of genes mediating acid resistance in Lactobacillus reuteri during colonization of the gastrointestinal tract – Janina A. Krumbeck – Environmental Microbiology

Animal microbiome

High Spatial and Temporal Variations of Microbial Community along the Southern Catfish Gastrointestinal Tract: Insights into Dynamic Food Digestion – Zhimin Zhang – Frontiers in Microbiology

Unraveling the gut microbiome of the long-lived naked mole-rat – Tewodros Debebe – Scientific Reports

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Effects of cationic surfactant on the bioaccumulation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in rice and the soil microbial community structure – Ni Ni – RSC Advances

The impact of adsorption on the exposure assessment of Bacillus thuringiensis in the water-sediment system: a mathematical model approach – Stefano Cervelli – Biology and Fertility of Soils

Phylogenetic diversity and antagonistic traits of root and rhizosphere pseudomonads of a bean from Iran for controlling Rhizoctonia solani – Vahid Keshavarz-Tohid – Research in Microbiology

Petroleum Contamination and Plant Identity Influence Soil and Root Microbial Communities While AMF Spores Retrieved from the Same Plants Possess Markedly Different Communities – Bachir Iffis – Frontiers in Microbiology

Taxonomic and functional shifts in the beech rhizosphere microbiome across a natural soil toposequence – Y. Colin – Scientific Reports

Microbial communities with distinct denitrification potential in spruce and beech soils differing in nitrate leaching – Jiří Bárta – Scientific Reports

The rhizospheric microbial community structure and diversity of deciduous and evergreen forests in Taihu Lake area, China – Wei Z – PLOS One

Taxonomic and functional shifts in the beech rhizosphere microbiome across a natural soil toposequence – Y. Colin – Scientific Reports

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Seasonal Succession and Spatial Patterns of Synechococcus Microdiversity in a Salt Marsh Estuary Revealed through 16S rRNA Gene Oligotyping – Katherine R. M. Mackey – Frontiers in Microbiology

Independent Shifts of Abundant and Rare Bacterial Populations across East Antarctica Glacial Foreland – Wenkai Yan – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbial community structure and diversity within hypersaline Keke Salt Lake environments – Rui Han – Canadian Journal of Microbiology

Cyanobacterial Allelochemicals But Not Cyanobacterial Cells Markedly Reduce Microbial Community Diversity – Filipa Dias – Frontiers in Microbiology

A microfluidics-based in situ chemotaxis assay to study the behaviour of aquatic microbial communities – Bennett S. Lambert –  Nature Microbiology

Anaerobic methanotrophic communities thrive in deep submarine permafrost – Matthias Winkel – bioRxiv

Microbial communities in peatlands along a chronosequence on the Sanjiang Plain, China – Xue Zhou – Scientific Reports

Microbial communities in marine sediments modify success of an invasive macrophyte – Paul E. Gribben – Scientific Reports

Built environment 

Novosphingobium clariflavum sp. nov., isolated from a household product plant –  Xin Zhang – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Probiotics / prebiotics

Bifidobacterium longum W11: an antibiotic-resistant probiotic – Francesco Di Pierro – Nutrafoods

Lactobacillus plantarum LP‑Onlly alters the gut flora and attenuates colitis by inducing microbiome alteration in interleukin‑10 knockout mice – Hongqi Chen – Molecular Medicine Reports

Bacillus As Potential Probiotics: Status, Concerns, and Future Perspectives – Fouad M. F. Elshaghabee – Frontiers in Microbiology

Probiotics administration following sleeve gastrectomy surgery: A randomized double-blind trial – S Sherf-Dagan – International Journal of Obesity

Phages and viruses

Infection with purified Piscine orthoreovirus demonstrates a causal relationship with heart and skeletal muscle inflammation in Atlantic salmon – Øystein Wessel  – PLOS One

HPeV-3 predominated among Parechovirus A positive infants in the summer of 2013-2014 in Queensland, Australia – Donna M. McNeale – bioRxiv

Review: A bacteriophages journey through the human body – Jeremy J. Barr – Immunological Reviews

Mouse hepatitis virus nsp14 exoribonuclease activity is required for resistance to innate immunity – James Brett Case – bioRxiv

Bioinformatics

microPop: Modelling microbial populations and communities in R – Helen Kettle – Methods in Ecology and Evolution

Biotechnology

Biodegradation of mono-, di- and trifluoroacetate by microbial cultures with different origins – Diogo A.M. Alexandrino – New Biotechnology

Metagenomic mining pectinolytic microbes and enzymes from an apple pomace-adapted compost microbial community – Man Zhou – Biotechnology for Biofuels

Wastewater microbiology

Unravelling diversity and metabolic potential of microbial consortia at each stage of leather sewage treatment – Hebin Liang – RSC Advances

Influence of microbial community diversity and function on pollutant removal in ecological wastewater treatment – Yaohui Bai – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Techniques

A Comparison of Methods to Analyze Aquatic Heterotrophic Flagellates of Different Taxonomic Groups – Alexandra Jeuck – Protist

Fast and Simple Tool for the Quantification of Biofilm-Embedded Cells Sub-Populations From Fluorescent Microscopic Images – Mikhail Bogachev – bioRxiv

Microbes in the news 

Gut bacteria that “talk” to human cells may lead to new treatments

Gut Microbiome Differences in REM Sleep Behavior Disorder, Parkinson’s, and Healthy Controls

Scientists Made Music From the Human Microbiome, and It’s Seriously Cool

Over 50% of Bacteria and Viruses inside Human Body are Unknown to Science

August 23, 2017

Human Microbiome

The vaginal microbiome of pregnant women is less rich and diverse, with lower prevalence of Mollicutes, compared to non-pregnant women – Aline C. Freitas – Scientific Reports

The IBD interactome: an integrated view of aetiology, pathogenesis and therapy – Heitor S. P. de Souza – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Changes in the intestinal microbiota following the administration of azithromycin in a randomised placebo-controlled trial among infants in south India – Edward P. K. Parker – Scientific Reports

High intake of dairy during energy restriction does not affect energy balance or the intestinal microflora compared to low dairy intake in overweight individuals in a Randomized Controlled Trial – Line Quist Bendtsen – Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism

Metabolic and functional paths of lactic acid bacteria in plant foods: get out of the labyrinth – Pasquale Filannino –  Current Opinion in Biotechnology

Differences of lung microbiome in patients with clinically stable and exacerbated bronchiectasis – Min Kwang Byun – PLoS ONE

Precision Nutrition: A Review of Personalized Nutritional Approaches for the Prevention and Management of Metabolic Syndrome – Juan de Toro-Martín – Nutrients

 

Animal Microbiome

Soy Improves Cardiometabolic Health and Cecal Microbiota in Female Low-Fit Rats – Tzu-Wen L. Cross – Scientific Reports

Modulatory influence of segmented filamentous bacteria on transcriptomic response of gnotobiotic mice exposed to TCDD – Robert Stedtfeld – Frontiers in Microbiology

Comparative analysis of the gut microbiota composition between captive and wild forest musk deer – Yimeng Li – Frontiers in Microbiology

Modulation of gut microbiome composition and function in experimental colitis treated with Sulphasalazine – Haihui Zheng – Frontiers in Microbiology

Respiratory Commensal Bacteria Corynebacterium pseudodiphtheriticum Improves Resistance of Infant Mice to Respiratory Syncytial Virus and Streptococcus pneumoniae Superinfection – Paulraj Kanmani – Frontiers in Microbiology

 

Pathogen research

Whole-genome sequencing for national surveillance of Shigella flexneri – Marie Anne Chattaway – Frontiers in Microbiology

SeroBA: rapid high-throughput serotyping of Streptococcus pneumoniae from whole genome sequence data – Lennard Epping –  BioRxiv

In Vitro Antibacterial Activity of Unconjugated and Conjugated Bile Salts on Staphylococcus aureus – Thippeswamy H. Sannasiddappa –  Frontiers in Microbiology

Environmental Microbiology

Alleviation of heavy metal stress in plants and remediation of soil by rhizosphere microorganisms – Jitendra Mishra – Frontiers in Microbiology

From surface to deep-sea: Bacterial distribution to polymetallic nodule fields at 4000 m in the Clarion-Clipperton Zone of the Pacific Ocean – Markus V. Lindh – Frontiers in Microbiology

Analysis of Microbial Functions in the Rhizosphere Using a Metabolic-Network Based Framework for Metagenomics Interpretation – Shany Ofaim – Frontiers in Microbiology

 

Bioinformatics

Contradictory Results: Low rate of index hopping on the Illumina HiSeq X platform – Tom van der Valk – BioRxiv

Analyzing contentious relationships and outlier genes in phylogenomics – Joseph F. Walker – BioRxiv

Other

Metabolic Reconstruction and Modeling Microbial Electrosynthesis – Christopher W. Marshall – Scientific Reports

Receptor Uptake Arrays For Vitamin B12, Siderophores And Glycans Shape Bacterial Communities – Steven A. Frank – BioRxiv

Diversity of microbiota associated with symptomatic and non-symptomatic bacterial wilt-diseased banana plants determined using 16S rRNA metagenome sequencing – Nurul Shamsinah Mohd Suhaimi – World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

News

Antarctic mystery microbe could tell us where viruses came from – Michael Marshall – New Scientist

Even the Eye Has a Microbiome – Jeff Lyon – JAMA

The Surprising Things Your Microbiome Reveals About You – Ashley Lewis – Readers Digest

Linking mental health and the gut microbiome – MedicalXpress

 

Non-microbiology picks

How to share data for collaboration – Shannon E Ellis – PeerJ preprints

 

August 18, 2017

Human Microbiome: Gut

Worse inflammatory profile in omnivores than in vegetarians associates with the gut microbiota composition – Ana Carolina Franco-de-Moraes – Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome (BMC)

News and views: Spondyloarthropathies: Ruminococcus on the horizon in arthritic disease – Lars Vereecke & Dirk Elewaut – Nature Reviews Rheumatology

Increased human intestinal barrier permeability plasma biomarkers zonulin and FABP2 correlated with plasma LPS and altered gut microbiome in anxiety or depression – Bruce R Stevens – Gut (BMJ)

 

Human Microbiome: Respiratory tract

Strain level Streptococcus colonization patterns during the first year of life – Meredith Wright – Frontiers in Microbiology

State of the art: The airway microbiota in early cystic fibrosis lung disease – Katherine B. Frayman – Pediatric Pulmonology (Wiley)

 

Human Microbiome: Mouth

The saliva microbiome profiles are minimally affected by collection method or DNA extraction protocols – Yenkai Lim – Scientific Reports

 

Built microbiome

Bacterial diversity among four healthcare-associated institutes in Taiwan – Chang-Hua Chen – Scientific Reports

 

Animal Microbiome

Host Ecology Rather Than Host Phylogeny Drives Amphibian Skin Microbial Community Structure in the Biodiversity Hotspot of Madagascar – Molly C. Bletz – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbiota in the coelomic fluid of two common coastal starfish species and characterization of an abundant Helicobacter-related taxon – Satoshi Nakagawa – Scientific Reports

Stability in metabolic phenotypes and inferred metagenome profiles before the onset of colitis-induced inflammation – M. Glymenaki – Scientific Reports

Microbiome-mediated neutrophil recruitment via CXCR2 and protection from amebic colitis – Koji Watanabe – PLoS Pathogens

Gut microbiota of a long-distance migrant demonstrates resistance against environmental microbe incursions – Alice Risely – Molecular Ecology (Wiley)

Unraveling the Fecal Microbiota and Metagenomic Functional Capacity Associated with Feed Efficiency in Pigs – Hui Yang –  Frontiers in Microbiology

Research Highlight: Tell me who you are and I’ll tell you what you eat – Irene Vacca – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Mucus organisation is shaped by colonic content; a new view – J. B. J. Kamphuis – Scientific Reports

Effect of barley supplementation on the fecal microbiota, caecal biochemistry, and key biomarkers of obesity and inflammation in obese db/db mice – Jose F. Garcia-Mazcorro – European Journal of Nutrition

Associations Between Nutrition, Gut Microbiome, and Health in A Novel Nonhuman Primate Model – Jonathan B. Clayton – BioRxiv

Milk microbiome and bacterial load following dry cow therapy without antibiotics in dairy cows with healthy mammary gland – Erika C. R. Bonsaglia –  Scientific Reports

Space-type radiation induces multimodal responses in the mouse gut microbiome and metabolome – David Casero – Microbiome (BMC)

 

Probiotics, Prebiotics and Synbiotics

Secretome of intestinal bacilli: a natural guard against pathologies – Olga N. Ilinskaya – Frontiers in Microbiology

The Probiotic Combination of Bifidobacterium longum subsp. infantis CECT 7210 and Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis BPL6 Reduces Pathogen Loads and Improves Gut Health of Weaned Piglets Orally Challenged with Salmonella Typhimurium – Emili Barba-Vidal –  Frontiers in Microbiology

Bifidobacterium pseudocatenulatum LI09 and Bifidobacterium catenulatum LI10 attenuate D-galactosamine-induced liver injury by modifying the gut microbiota – Daiqiong Fang – Scientific Reports

Administration of two probiotic strains during early childhood does not affect the endogenous gut microbiota composition despite probiotic proliferation – Martin Frederik Laursen – BMC Microbiology

A randomized synbiotic trial to prevent sepsis among infants in rural India – Pinaki Panigrahi – Nature

 

Pathogen Research

High-Resolution Microbiome Profiling for Detection and Tracking of Salmonella enterica – Christopher J. Grim – Frontiers in Microbiology

In situ architecture, function, and evolution of a contractile injection system – Désirée Böck – Science

 

Bioactive compounds

Onion Peel Ethylacetate Fraction and Its Derived Constituent Quercetin 4`-O-Β-D Glucopyranoside Attenuates Quorum Sensing Regulated Virulence and Biofilm Formation – Hanan AlYousef – Frontiers in Microbiology

Promysalin is a salicylate-containing antimicrobial with a cell-membrane-disrupting mechanism of action on Gram-positive bacteria – Rahul D. Kaduskar – Scientific Reports

 

Bacteriophages

Selection of Functional Quorum Sensing Systems by Lysogenic Bacteriophages in Pseudomonas aeruginosa  – Miguel-Angel Saucedo-Mora – Frontiers in Microbiology

Characterization and formulation into solid dosage forms of a novel bacteriophage lytic against Klebsiella oxytoca – Teagan L. Brown – PLoS ONE

 

Soil and Environmental Microbiology

Distinct Seasonal Patterns of Bacterioplankton Abundance and Dominance of Phyla α-Proteobacteria and Cyanobacteria in Qinhuangdao Coastal Waters Off the Bohai Sea – Yaodong He – Frontiers in Microbiology

The Rhizosphere Bacterial Microbiota of Vitis vinifera cv. Pinot Noir in an Integrated Pest Management Vineyard – Giorgia Novello – Frontiers in Microbiology

Perspective: How microbes survive in the open ocean – Jonathan P. Zehr – Science

Ecophysiology of freshwater Verrucomicrobia inferred from metagenome-assembled genomes – Shaomei He – BioRxiv

Impact of litter quantity on the soil bacteria community during the decomposition of Quercus wutaishanica litter – Quanchao Zeng – PeerJ preprints

Microbial phylogeny determines transcriptional response of resistome to dynamic composting processes – Cheng Wang – Microbiome (BMC)

 

Bioinformatics and Genomics

Abundance-based reconstitution of microbial pan-genomes from whole-metagenome shotgun sequencing data – Florian Plaza Oñate – BioRxiv

Evaluation of the impact of Illumina error correction tools on de novo genome assembly – Mahdi Heydari –  BMC Bioinformatics

 

Non-microbiology picks

A pathology atlas of the human cancer transcriptome – Mathias Uhlen – Science

Increasing Symptoms in Irritable Bowel Symptoms With Ingestion of Galacto-Oligosaccharides Are Mitigated by α-Galactosidase Treatment – C J Tuck – The American Journal of Gastroenterology

Lessons from between the white lines for isolated data scientists – Benjamin S Baumer ​- PeerJ preprints

 

August 7, 2017

General microbiome

Viruses in the 21st Century: From the Curiosity-Driven Discovery of Giant Viruses to New Concepts and Definition of Life – Patrick Forterre, Clinical Infectious Diseases

Spatial Organization Plasticity as an Adaptive Driver of Surface Microbial Communities – Arnaud Bridier, Frontiers in Microbiology

Functions and emerging applications of bacteriocins – Michael L Chikindas, Current Opinion in Biotechnology

Pregnancy and early life

Ontogenesis of the Gut Microbiota Composition in Healthy, Full-Term, Vaginally Born and Breast-Fed Infants over the First 3 Years of Life: A Quantitative Bird’s-Eye View – Ravinder Nagpal, Frontiers in Microbiology

Multi-site human microbiome

Profiling of faecal water and urine metabolites among Papua New Guinea highlanders believed to be adapted to low protein intake – Eriko Tomitsuka, Metabolomics

Evidence based selection of probiotic strains to promote astronaut health or alleviate symptoms of illness on long duration spaceflight missions – G.L. Douglas, Beneficial Microbes

Human oral microbiome

Salivary microbiome in non-oral disease: A summary of evidence and commentary – Aneesha Acharya, Archives of Oral Biology

Human gut microbiome

Dysbiotic Proteobacteria expansion: a microbial signature of epithelial dysfunction – Yael Litvak, Current Opinion in Microbiology

Role of gut microbiota in idiopathic nephrotic syndrome in children – Kazunari Kaneko, Medical Hypotheses

A preliminary examination of gut microbiota, sleep, and cognitive flexibility in healthy older adults – Jason R. Anderson, Sleep Medicine

Diarrhea after bariatric procedures: Diagnosis and therapy – Yves M Borbély, World Journal of Gastroenterology

The Intestinal Microbiome and Childhood Obesity – Jessica McCann, Current Pediatrics Reports

Cross-modulation of pathogen-specific pathways enhances malnutrition during enteric co-infection with Giardia lamblia and enteroaggregative Escherichia coli – Luther A. Bartelt, PLoS Pathogens

Animal experiments

Streptococcus pneumoniae colonization is required to alter the nasal microbiota in cigarette smoke-exposed mice – Pamela Shen, Infection and Immunity

Fenugreek galactomannan and citrus pectin improve several parameters associated with glucose metabolism, and modulate gut microbiota in mice  – Miriam G. Shtriker, Nutrition

Animal microbiome

The B Vitamin Nutrition of Insects: The contributions of diet, microbiome and horizontally-acquired genes – Angela E. Douglas, Current Opinion in Insect Science

Effects of Disodium Fumarate on In Vitro Rumen Fermentation, The Production of Lipopolysaccharide and Biogenic Amines, and The Rumen Bacterial Community – Wei Jin, Current Microbiology

Cutaneous Microbial Community Variation across Populations of Eastern Hellbenders (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis) – Obed Hernández-Gómez, Frontiers in Microbiology

Microorganisms associated with microscopic insects Megaphragma amalphitanum and Scydosella musawasensis – A. V. Nedoluzhko, Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Polyphasic characterization of bacteria obtained from upland rice cultivated in Cerrado soil – Lívia Fabiana Braga, Brazilian Journal of Microbiology

Taxonomic and functional patterns across soil microbial communities of global biomes – Melline Fontes Noronha, Science of The Total Environment

Phylloplane bacteria of Jatropha curcas : diversity, metabolic characteristics and growth promoting attributes towards vigor of maize seedling – Garima Dubey, Canadian Journal of Microbiology

Bioorganic fertilizer maintains a more stable soil microbiome than chemical fertilizer for monocropping – Feng Cai, Biology and Fertility of Soils

Root exudates of potato onion are involved in the suppression of clubroot in a Chinese cabbage-potato onion-Chinese cabbage crop rotation – Shaocan Chen, European Journal of Plant Pathology

Isolation, characterization and inter-relationship of Phosphate Solubilizing Bacteria from the Rhizosphere of Sugarcane and Rice – Muhammad Awais, Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology

Distribution of Rhizosphere and Endosphere Fungi on the First-Class Endangered Plant Cypripedium japonicum – Geun-Hye Gang, Mycobiology

Effects of different nitrogen additions on soil microbial communities in different seasons in a boreal forest – Guoyong Yan, Ecosphere

Temporal assessment of microbial communities in soils of two contrasting mangroves – Janaina Rigonato, Brazilian Journal of Microbiology

Bio-fertilizer application induces soil suppressiveness against Fusarium wilt disease by reshaping the soil microbiome – Wu Xiong, Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Bioorganic fertilizer maintains a more stable soil microbiome than chemical fertilizer for monocropping – Feng Cai, Biology and Fertility of Soils

Comparative metagenomics reveals alterations in the soil bacterial community driven by N-fertilizer and Amino 16® application in lettuce – Apostolos Kalivas, Genomics Data

Genetic Diversity of Nitrogen-Fixing and Plant Growth Promoting PseudomonasSpecies Isolated from Sugarcane Rhizosphere – Hai-Bi Li, Frontiers in Microbiology

A Review of Conventional PCR Assays for the Detection of Selected Phytopathogens of Wheat – Adam Kuzdraliński, Journal of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology

Effect of mixed edible bacterial inoculants on the early development of improved cultivars of cocoa (Theobroma cacao L.) in a traditional agroforestry system in northern Oaxaca, Mexico – E. Hipólito-Romero, Argentina Journal of Microbiology

Draft Genome Sequence of Cronobacter sakazakiiGP1999, Sequence Type 145, an Epiphytic Isolate Obtained from the Tomato’s Rhizoplane/Rhizosphere Continuum – Hannah R. Chase, Genome Anouncements

Plant-mediated restriction of Salmonella enterica on tomato and spinach leaves colonized with Pseudomonas plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria – Chiun-Kang Hsu, International Journal of Food Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Assessment upon heterotrophic microalgae screened from wastewater microbiota for concurrent pollutants removal and biofuel production – Liang Shen, Bioresource Technology

Compositions of the Microbial Consortia Present in Biological Sulphate Reduction Processes During Mine Effluent Treatment – Marja Salo, Mine Water and Circular Economy

An underappreciated hotspot of antibiotic resistance: The groundwater near the municipal solid waste landfill – Qing-Lin Chen, Science of The Total Environment

Methane-Fueled Syntrophy through Extracellular Electron Transfer: Uncovering the Genomic Traits Conserved within Diverse Bacterial Partners of Anaerobic Methanotrophic Archaea – Connor T. Skennerton, mBio

A multi-omics based ecological analysis of coastal marine sediments from Gladstone, in Australia’s Central Queensland, and Heron Island, a nearby fringing platform reef – D.J. Beale, Science of The Total Environment

Glaciers and Ice Sheets As Analog Environments of Potentially Habitable Icy Worlds –  Eva Garcia-Lopez, Frontiers in Microbiology

Changes in microbial community structure in response to changing oxygen stress in column tests of denitrification and selenium reduction – Chiachi Hwang, Mine Water and Circular Economy

Next-generation sequencing for investigating the diversity of microorganisms and pathogenic bacteria in a water source – Yingliang Ge, Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research

Microbial community dynamics in aerated biological fluidized bed (ABFB) with continuously increased p-nitrophenol loads – Fangzhou Ji, Process Biochemistry

Food microbiology

RNA-Based Amplicon Sequencing Reveals Microbiota Development during Ripening of Artisanal versus Industrial Lard d’Arnad – Ilario Ferrocino, Applied and Environmental Microbiology

The individual contribution of starter and non-starter lactic acid bacteria to the volatile organic compound composition of Caciocavallo Palermitano cheese – Valeria Guarrasi, International Journal of Food Microbiology

Antimicrobial resistance of Lactobacillus spp. from fermented foods and human gut – Qinqin Ma, LWT – Food Science and Technology

Probiotics / prebiotics

Applications of prebiotics in food industry: A review – Vinti Singla,
Food Science and Technology International

Human milk oligosaccharide consumption by probiotic and human-associated bifidobacteria and lactobacilli – Taksawan Thongaram, Journal of Dairy Science

Probiotic properties of Weissella cibaria and Leuconostoc citreum isolated from tejuino – A typical Mexican beverage – Monique Suela Silva, LWT – Food Science and Technology

A Consumer’s Guide for Probiotics: 10 Golden Rules for a Correct Use – Marco Toscano, Digestive and Liver Disease

Bioinformatics

PATRIC as a unique resource for studying antimicrobial resistance – Dionysios A. Antonopoulos, Briefings in Bioinformatics

Techniques

Optimized experimental workflow for tandem mass spectrometry molecular networking in metabolomics – Florent Olivon, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry

Microbes in the news

Taking too many antibiotics to treat eczema may worsen your condition – DR. LESLIE BAUMANN, Miami Herald

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General microbiome

Stay connected: Electrical conductivity of microbial aggregates – C Li – Biotechnology Advances

PreprintAnti-infective potential of a quorum modulatory polyherbal extract (Panchvalkal) against certain pathogenic bacteria – P Patel – bioRxiv

 

Human respiratory microbiome

Fungal and Bacterial Diversity of Airway Microbiota in Adults with Cystic Fibrosis: Concordance Between Conventional Methods and Ultra-Deep Sequencing, and Their Practical use in the Clinical Laboratory. – F Botterel – Mycopathologia

 

Human skin microbiome

The skin microbiome and immune system: Potential target for chemoprevention? – MA Sherwani – Photodermatol. Photoimmunol. Photomed.

 

Human gut microbiome

Assessing gut microbiota perturbations during the early phase of infectious diarrhea in Vietnamese children – HC The – Gut Microbes

Heritable components of the human fecal microbiome are associated with visceral fat – CI Le Roy – Gut Microbes

Gut-Liver Axis Derangement in Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease – M Poeta – Children (Basel)

Review:Antigen-specific regulatory T-cell responses to intestinal microbiota – EV Russler-Germain – Mucosal Immunol.

Review:Sulfur Cycling and the Intestinal Microbiome – LL Barton – Dig. Dis. Sci.

Mucosal microbiome dysbiosis in gastric carcinogenesis – OO Coker – Gut

 

Animal microbiome 

Recent developments in understanding the role of the gut microbiota in brain health and disease – E Sherwin – Ann. N. York Acad. Sc

Review:The Gut Microbiome and Mental Health: Implications for Anxiety- and Trauma-Related Disorders – S Malan-Muller – Omics

Phylogenetic diversity and functional characterization of the Manila clam microbiota: a culture-based approach. – L Leite – Environ Sci Pollut Res Int.

 

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Environment and geographic distance differ in relative importance for determining fungal community of rhizosphere and bulk soil – Kaoping Zhang – Environmental Microbiology

Below- and above-ground effects of deadwood and termites in plantation forests – MD Ulyshen – Ecosphere

Effects of biosolids from a wastewater treatment plant receiving manufactured nanomaterials on Medicago truncatula and associated soil microbial communities at low nanomaterial concentrations – C Chen – Sci Total Environ.

Compartmentalized metabolic network reconstruction of microbial communities to determine the effect of agricultural intervention on soils – MC Alvarez-Silva – PLoS One

The Aboveground Vegetation Type and Underground Soil Property Mediate the Divergence of Soil Microbiomes and the Biological Interactions – SH Wu – Microbial Ecology

 

Water microbiome and extremophiles

Preprint: A dynamic microbial community with high functional redundancy inhabits the cold, oxic subseafloor aquifer – B Tully – bioRxiv

 

Built environment 

Salt-tolerance aerobic granular sludge: formation and microbial community characteristics – O Doung – Bioresource Technology

Airborne bacterial assemblage in a zero carbon building: a case study – MHY Leung – Indoor Air

 

Microbes in space

Anaerobic microorganisms in astrobiological analogue environments: from field site to culture collection – CS Cockell – International Journal of Astrobiology

 

 

Phages and viruses

Bacteriophages as potential new mammalian pathogens. – GV Tetz – Scientific Reports

 

Techniques

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

Novel co-culture plate enables growth dynamic-based assessment of contact-independent microbial interactions – Jr TJ Moutinho – PloS One

PCR cycles above routine numbers do not compromise high-throughput DNA barcoding results – J. Vierna – Genome

Assessment of Bacteria and Archaea in Metalworking Fluids Using Massive Parallel 16S rRNA Gene Tag Sequencing – N. Di Maiuta – Letters in Applied Microbiology

Exploring the microbiome of healthy and diseased peri-implant sites using Illumina Sequencing – I Sanz-Martin – J. Clin. Periodontol.

Isolation and Laboratory Domestication of Natural Yeast Strains – G Liti – Cold Spring Harb Protoc.

 

Microbes in the news

How Metagenomics Are Advancing Infectious Disease Diagnostics – Medscape

Human Microbiome Market Trend to 2022 Profiling Merck, DuPont, MicroBiome Therapeutics, Osel, Vedanta BioSciences & More – MedGadget

New Mexico Tech scientist finds cure for plant disease – El Defensor Chieftain

Permitting pain – Nature Reviews Neuroscience

When He’s Not Charting a Course for the Moon, This Entrepreneur Is Planning Big Things for Your Gut – Inc.

What you eat will protect you from flu — but only if you have the right gut bacteria – Coach

How a tick gut gene serves as a gateway for Lyme disease – YaleNews

Methane-Eating Bacteria Discovered Under The Antarctic Shelf – Iflscience

Blueberries and black tea can help your gut bacteria fight the flu – Cosmos

Microbiology Professor Wanted for Murder – The Scientist

Judge halts Margate sand dune project due to bacteria-filled ponds – NJ