April 24, 2018

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

Gut Or General Microbiome

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Respiratory Microbiome

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Oral Microbiome

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

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

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

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

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

 

Reproductive / Urinary tract Microbiome

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

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

 

Fecal Microbiota Transplant

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

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

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

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

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

 

Animal Microbiome and Animal Experiments

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Built Environments

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

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

 

Pathogen Research

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Viruses

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

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

 

Antimicrobial Research

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

 

Plant/Environment Microbiome

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

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

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

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

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

 

Food Microbes

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

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

 

Drugs, Beneficial Microbes and Compounds

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Bioinformatics and Methods

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

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

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

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

 

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15 April, 2018

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

General Microbiome

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

Oral/Gut Microbiome

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

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

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

Plant, Soils, and Water Microbiome

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

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

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

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

Animal Experiments and Microbiome

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

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

Resistome

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

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

April 3, 2018

Human Microbiome

Non-Ischemic Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction Is Associated With Altered Intestinal Microbiota – Themistoklis Katsimichas – Circulation Journal

The impact of antibiotics on the Intestinal microbiota needs to be re-defined in order to optimize the antibiotic usage – Bryan Coburn – Clinical Microbiology and Infection

The direct and indirect association of cervical microbiota with the risk of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia – Chaoting Zhang – Cancer Medicine

Review: The use of probiotics in different phases of diverticular disease – Veronica Ojetti – Reviews on Recent Clinical Trials

Fecal microbiota transplantation and its potential therapeutic uses in gastrointestinal disorders – Ryan D. Heath – Northern clinics of Istanbul

Dysbiosis of the salivary microbiota in pediatric-onset primary sclerosing cholangitis and its potential as a biomarker – Kentaro Iwasawa – Scientific Reports

Microbiota Composition May Predict Anti-Tnf Alpha Response in Spondyloarthritis Patients: an Exploratory Study – Thomas Bazin – Scientific Reports

Research Highlight: Obesity: ANGPTL4 — the link binding obesity and glucose intolerance – Alan Morris – Nature Reviews Endocrinology

Influence of intrauterine administration of Lactobacillus buchneri on reproductive performance and pro-inflammatory endometrial mRNA expression of cows with subclinical endometritis – S. Peter – Scientific Reports

Review: Overview of Current Concepts in Gastric Intestinal Metaplasia and Gastric Cancer – David S. Jencks – Gastroenterology & Hepatology

 

Animal Microbiome

Psychoneuroimmunology and immunopsychiatry of zebrafish – Murilo S.de Abreu – Psychoneuroendocrinology

Regulation of growth, intestinal microbiota, non-specific immune response and disease resistance of sea cucumber Apostichopus japonicus (Selenka) in biofloc systems – Jinghua Chen – Fish & Shellfish Immunology

Loss of microRNA-21 Influences the Gut Microbiota Causing Reduced Susceptibility in a Murine Model of Colitis – Daniel G W Johnston – Journal of Crohn’s and Colitis

Influence of Long-Term Feeding Antibiotics on the Gut Health of Zebrafish – Zhou Li – Zebrafish

Effects of Intestinal Microbiota on Brain Development in Humanized Gnotobiotic Mice – Jing Lu – Scientific Reports

Long-term Western diet fed apolipoprotein E-deficient rats exhibit only modest early atherosclerotic characteristics – Ida Rune – Scientific Reports

 

Methods

Guided Protocol for Fecal Microbial Characterization by 16S rRNA-Amplicon Sequencing – Ayelet Di Segni – Journal Of Visualized Experiments (It includes a video)

 

Food Microbes

Tetracycline resistance in lactobacilli isolated from Serbian traditional raw milk cheeses – Tijana Ledina – Journal of Food Science and Technology

 

Pathogens

Case Report: Successful Fecal Microbiota Transplantation in a Patient with Severe Complicated Clostridium difficile Infection after Liver Transplantation – Schneider K.M. – Case Reports in Gastroenterology

Review: Significance of Streptococcus gallolyticus subsp. gallolyticus Association With Colorectal Cancer – Ewa Pasquereau-Kotula – Frontiers in Microbiology

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

Fungi-Induced Upper and Lower Respiratory Tract Allergic Diseases: One Entity – Aleksandra Barac – Frontiers in Microbiology

Genetic and Virulent Difference Between Pigmented and Non-pigmented Staphylococcus aureus – Jing Zhang – Frontiers in Microbiology

 

Environmental Microbes

Exploring Biogeochemistry and Microbial Diversity of Extant Microbialites in Mexico and Cuba – Patricia M. Valdespino-Castillo – Frontiers in Microbiology

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

 

Other

Combination of peracetic acid and ultrasound reduces Salmonella Typhimurium on fresh lettuce (Lactuca sativa L. var. crispa) – Luiza Oliveira Silveira – Journal of Food Science and Technology

Recent advances in the physiopathology of IgA nephropathy – Renato C. Monteiro – Néphrologie & Thérapeutique

 

April 2, 2018

Have a good monday! Today, in Microbiome Digest: interesting papers about Clostridium difficile, the use of Fecal Microbiota Transplant, studies in mice model, effect of Lactobacillus on Candida, antibiotic-resistant bacteria in sewerage biofilms, and more!

 

Human/General Microbiome

Diet, gut microbiota composition and feeding behavior – Jiyoung S. Kim – Physiology & Behavior

Fecal Microbiota Transplantation in Inflammatory Bowel Disease- a Primer for the Internists – Gaurav Syal – The American Journal of Medicine

Oral microbiota maturation during the first 7 years of life in relation to allergy development – Majda Dzidic – Allergy

The tangled web of interactions between host, pathogen and microbiota in C. difficile infection – Anna Maria Seekatz – Gastroenterology

Analysis of Treatment Outcomes for Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infections and Fecal Microbiota Transplantation in a Pediatric Hospital – Aileen Aldrich – The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal

Role of microbiota in the autism spectrum disorders – Daniela Campion – Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica

From Network Analysis to Functional Metabolic Modeling of the Human Gut Microbiota – Eugen Bauer – mSystems

Developing a Bacteroides System for Function-Based Screening of DNA from the Human Gut Microbiome – Kathy N. Lam – mSystems

Is a Single Fecal Microbiota Transplant a Promising Treatment for Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection? – Susy S Hota – Open Forum Infectious Diseases

Bronchoalveolar lavage fluid microbiota dysbiosis in infants with protracted bacterial bronchitis – Yanmin Bao – Journal of Thoracic Disease

Mother’s Milk: A Purposeful Contribution to the Development of the Infant Microbiota and Immunity – Kirsty Le Doare –  Frontiers in Immunology

Contributory Role of Gut Microbiota and Their Metabolites Toward Cardiovascular Complications in Chronic Kidney Disease – Daniel Y. Li – Seminars in Nephrology

Differential bacterial capture and transport preferences facilitate co-growth on dietary xylan in the human gut – Maria Louise Leth – Nature Microbiology

 

Animal Microbiome / Animal Experiments

Two new gene clusters involved in the degradation of plant cell wall from the fecal microbiota of Tunisian dromedary – Rihab Ameri – PLoS One

Honey Bee Antiviral Immune Barriers as Affected by Multiple Stress Factors: A Novel Paradigm to Interpret Colony Health Decline and Collapse – Francesco Nazzi – Viruses

Influence of Intestinal Microbiota Transplantation and NleH Expression on Citrobacter rodentium Colonization of Mice – Gaochan Wang – Pathogens

Shifts in the Gut Metabolome and Clostridium difficile Transcriptome throughout Colonization and Infection in a Mouse Model – Joshua R. Fletcher – mSystems

Akkermansia muciniphila is permissive to arthritis in the K/BxN mouse model of arthritis – Matthew L Stoll – Genes & Immunity

The Gut Microbiota Regulates Endocrine Vitamin D Metabolism through Fibroblast Growth Factor 23 – Stephanie A. Bora – Frontiers in Immunology

High diversity and variability in the bacterial microbiota of the coffee berry borer (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), with emphasis on Wolbachia – Yobana A Mariño – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Exercise prevents high fat diet-induced bone loss, marrow adiposity and dysbiosis in male mice – Laura R. McCabe – Bone

Protein- and RNA-Enhanced Fermentation by Gut Microbiota of the Earthworm Lumbricus terrestris – Lydia Zeibich – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Canonical Wnt Signaling in CD11c+ APCs Regulates Microbiota-Induced Inflammation and Immune Cell Homeostasis in the Colon – Daniel Swafford – The Journal of Immunology

 

Beneficial Microbes

Culture Supernatants of Lactobacillus gasseri and L. crispatus Inhibit Candida albicans Biofilm Formation and Adhesion to HeLa Cells – Yuko Matsuda – Mycopathologia

 

Environmental and Water Microbiome

Prevalence of antibiotic resistant coliform bacteria, Enterococcus spp. and Staphylococcus spp. in wastewater sewerage biofilm – Kristína Lépesová – Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance

Occurrence of virulence-associated genes among Staphylococcus saprophyticus isolated from different sources – Weslley de Paiva-Santos – Microbial Pathogenesis

 

Other

Digest: Life history evolution in Darwin’s dream ponds – Foteini Spagopoulou – Evolution

Research Highlight: To grow, or not to grow – Ursula Hofer – Nature Reviews Microbiology

 

March 28, 2018

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

Events and jobs

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

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

General microbiome

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

Pregnancy and early life

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

Human respiratory microbiome

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

Human oral microbiome

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

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

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

Human gut microbiome

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

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

Animal experiments

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Animal microbiome

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

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

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

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

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

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

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

Water and extremophile microbiome

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

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

Built environment

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

Food microbiology

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

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

Probiotics/prebiotics

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

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

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

Phages and viruses

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bioinformatics

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

Metabolomics

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

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

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

Techniques

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

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

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

More microbes

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

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

Microbes in the news

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

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

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

Newly discovered bacteria can break down biomass – Phys.Org

Microbes on the market

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

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

March 22, 2018

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

Events and jobs

Research Associate – Kintai Therapeutics – Cambridge, MA

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Human respiratory microbiome

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

Human skin microbiome

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

Human oral microbiome

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

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

Human uro-genital microbiome

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

Human gut microbiome

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

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Animal experiments

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

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

Animal microbiome

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

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

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

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

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

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

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

Water and extremophile microbiome

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

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

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

Air Microbiome

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

Microbial Ecology

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

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Probiotics / prebiotics

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

Bioinformatics

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

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

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

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

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Microbes in the news

Making intricate images with bacterial communities – Psy.Org

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

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

Bacteria and Art

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

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

 

March 21, 2018

A long digest today – lots of science on the gut, environment, and some interesting editorials on techniques, bioinformatics, and methodologies applied to microbiome studies.

General microbiome

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

Retraction: Microbiome restoration diet improves digestion, cognition and physical and emotional wellbeing – The PLOS ONE Editors – PLOS ONE

DNA metabarcoding uncovers fungal diversity of mixed airborne samples in Italy – Elisa Banchi – PLOS ONE

Mobile Technologies for the Discovery, Analysis, and Engineering of the Global Microbiome – Zachary S. Ballard – ACS Nano

Unraveling Interactions between the Microbiome and the Host Immune System To Decipher Mechanisms of Disease – Catherine A. Lozupone – mSystems

Making Millennial Medicine More Meta – Peter J. Turnbaugh – mSystems

Pregnancy and early life

Neonatal intestinal dysbiosis in necrotizing enterocolitis – Naomi-Liza Denning – Molecular Medicine

Prenatal and postnatal antibiotic exposure influences the gut microbiota of preterm infants in neonatal intensive care units – Zhi-Hui Zou – Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials

* The Effect of Early Limited Formula on Breastfeeding, Readmission, and Intestinal Microbiota: A Randomized Clinical Trial – Valerie J. Flaherman – The Journal of Pediatrics

Multi-site human microbiome

The Complex Interplay between Chronic Inflammation, the Microbiome, and Cancer: Understanding Disease Progression and What We Can Do to Prevent It – Heather Armstrong – Cancers

Human oral microbiome

Salivary microbial profiles in relation to age, periodontal, and systemic diseases – Ronaldo Lira-Junior – PLOS ONE

Human respiratory microbiome

Translating Lung Microbiome Profiles into the Next-Generation Diagnostic Gold Standard for Pneumonia: a Clinical Investigator’s Perspective – Georgios D. Kitsios – mSystems

Host-Microbe Interactions in Airway Disease: toward Disease Mechanisms and Novel Therapeutic Strategies – Emily K. Cope – mSystems

Human gut microbiome

The role of inflammation in temporal shifts in the inflammatory bowel disease mucosal microbiome – Christopher John Kiely – Gut Microbes

Species Level Description of the Human Ileal Bacterial Microbiota – Heidi Cecilie Villmones – Nature

* Systematic Bias Introduced by Genomic DNA Template Dilution in 16S rRNA Gene-Targeted Microbiota Profiling in Human Stool Homogenates – Francesco Multinu – mSphere

* Extensive impact of non-antibiotic drugs on human gut bacteria – Lisa Maier – Nature

In this issue: Effect of gut microbiome on mucosal immunity and enteric diseases – Kumar, Himanshu – International Reviews of Immunology

Characterization of intestinal microbiota in alcoholic patients with and without alcoholic hepatitis or chronic alcoholic pancreatitis – Dragos Ciocan – Nature

Clostridium difficile Exposures, Colonization, and the Microbiome: Implications for Prevention – Sara L. Revolinski – Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology

Of Microbes and Minds: A Narrative Review on the Second Brain Aging – Riccardo Calvani – Frontiers in Medicine

Microbiome: Viral hormones activate human insulin signalling – Ashley York – Nature

Modulation of Gut Microbiota: A Novel Paradigm of Enhancing the Efficacy of Programmed Death-1 and Programmed Death Ligand-1 Blockade Therapy – Yiming Wang – Frontiers in Immunology

Assessing the Influence of Vegan, Vegetarian and Omnivore Oriented Westernized Dietary Styles on Human Gut Microbiota: A Cross Sectional Study – Carmen Losasso – Frontiers in Microbiology

Nutritional preferences of human gut bacteria reveal their metabolic idiosyncrasies – Melanie Tramontano – Nature

Animal experiments

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

Low dose brain estrogen prevents menopausal syndrome while maintaining the diversity of the gut microbiomes in estrogen-deficient rats – Sunmin Park – American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism

Oral supplementation of Bifidobacterium longum strain BR-108 alters cecal microbiota by stimulating gut immune system in mice irrespectively of viability – Yuko Makioka – Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry

Animal microbiome

Mapping the virome in wild-caught Aedes aegypti from Cairns and Bangkok – Martha Zakrzewski – Nature

Changes in Larval Mosquito Microbiota Reveal Non-target Effects of Insecticide Treatments in Hurricane-Created Habitats – Joseph P. Receveur – Microbial Ecology

Dissecting cause and effect in host-microbiome interactions using the combined worm-bug model system – Marina Ezcurra – Biogerontology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

[pre print] Diversity analysis and function prediction of rhizo- and endophytic bacterial communities of Senecio vulgaris L. (Asteraceae) in an invasive range – Dandan Cheng – PeerJ pre prints

Changes in the Metagenome of Prokaryotic Community as an Indicator of Fertility of Arable Soddy-Podzolic Soils upon Fertilizer Application – A. N. Naliukhin – Eurasian Soil Science

Assessing soil bacterial community and dynamics by integrated high-throughput absolute abundance quantification – Jun Lou – PeerJ

Plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria associated with avocado display antagonistic activity against Phytophthora cinnamomi through volatile emissions – Alfonso Méndez-Bravo – PLOS ONE

Composition and diversity of rhizosphere fungal community in Coptis chinensis Franch. continuous cropping fields – Xuhong Song – PLOS ONE

Genomic insights into the broad antifungal activity, plant-probiotic properties, and their regulation, in Pseudomonas donghuensis strain SVBP6 – Betina Cecilia Agaras – PLOS ONE

Water and extremophile microbiome

Microbial communities underpinning mesophilic anaerobic digesters treating food wastewater or sewage sludge: a full-scale study – Joonyeob Lee – Bioresource Technology

Bacteria from Antarctic environments: diversity and detection of antimicrobial, antiproliferative, and antiparasitic activities – Tiago R. Silva – Polar Biology

Responses of Salt Marsh Plant Rhizosphere Diazotroph Assemblages to Drought – Debra A. Davis – Microorganisms

Diversity and assembly patterns of activated sludge microbial communities: A review – Yu Xia – Biotechnology Advances

Temperature-induced changes in a microbial community under autotrophic denitrification with sulfide – Michal Sposob – Process Biochemistry

Metagenomic Exploration of Microbial Signatures on Periyar River Sediments from the Periyar Tiger Reserve in the Western Ghats – Aparna Chakkamadathil Rajeev – Genome Announcements

Occurrence and seasonal dynamics of RNA viral genotypes in three contrasting temperate lakes – Ian Hewson – PLOS One

Shifts in dissolved organic matter and microbial community composition are associated with enhanced removal of fecal pollutants in urban stormwater wetlands – Xiao Huang – Water Research

Effect of semi-permeable cover system on the bacterial diversity during sewage sludge composting – Tatiana Robledo-Mahón – Journal of Environmental Management

* Life at extreme elevations on Atacama volcanoes: the closest thing to Mars on Earth? – S. K. Schmidt – Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Rapid alterations to marine microbiota communities following an oil spill – Brad J. Gemmell – Ecotoxicology

Microbial communities and their potential for degradation of dissolved organic carbon in cryoconite hole environments of Himalaya and Antarctica – Aritri Sanyal – Microbiological Research

Built environment

Microbiome Profiles of Commercial Broilers Through Evisceration and Immersion Chilling During Poultry Slaughter and the Identification of Potential Indicator Microorganisms – John A. Handley – Frontiers in Microbiology

Food microbiology

Characterization of Bacteria in Nigerian Yogurt as Promising Alternative to Antibiotics in Gastrointestinal Infections – Anthony Opeyemi Ayeni – Journal of Dietary Supplements

Probiotics / prebiotics

Polyphenols’ Gut Microbiota Metabolites: Bioactives or Biomarkers? -Francisco A. Tomas-Barberan – Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry

A Multi-strain Probiotic Reduces the Fatty Liver Index, Cytokines and Aminotransferase levels in NAFLD Patients: Evidence from a Randomized Clinical Trial – Nazarii Kobyliak – Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases

Bioinformatics

Species classifier choice is a key consideration when analysing low-complexity food microbiome data – Aaron M. Walsh – Microbiome

Data and Statistical Methods To Analyze the Human Microbiome – Levi Waldron – mSystems

* Discovery of enzymes for toluene synthesis from anoxic microbial communities – Beller HR – Nature

Techniques

Community Assembly Processes of the Microbial Rare Biosphere – Xiu Jia – Trends in Microbiology

Metabolomics: A High-Throughput Platform for Metabolite Profile Exploration – Jing Cheng – Computational Systems Biology

[Patent] Spectrometric Analysis of Microbes – Zoltan Takats

* Development and evaluation of a culture-free microbiota profiling platform (MYcrobiota) for clinical diagnostics – Stefan A. Boers – European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases

Comparative analysis of four commercial on-farm culture methods to identify bacteria associated with clinical mastitis in dairy cattle – Jair C. Ferreira – PLOS One

Beyond Structure: Defining the Function of the Gut Using Omic Approaches for Rational Design of Personalized Therapeutics – Casey M. Theriot – mSystems

Synergy among Microbiota and Their Hosts: Leveraging the Hawaiian Archipelago and Local Collaborative Networks To Address Pressing Questions in Microbiome Research – Nicole A. Hynson – mSystems

Microbiomes In Natura: Importance of Invertebrates in Understanding the Natural Variety of Animal-Microbe Interactions – Jillian M. Petersen – mSystems

Microbial Eukaryotes: a Missing Link in Gut Microbiome Studies – Isabelle Laforest-Lapointe – mSystems

Microbes on the market 

DuPont Expands Microbiome Research Program, Adds Second Partnership with Fermentation Specialist

Science, publishing, and career

Biocodex Microbiota Foundation Awards Grants to Two Innovative Researchers in the Microbiome Field

Early-Career Systems Microbiology Scientists – Jack A. Gilbert – mSystems

Ed’s non-microbiology picks (can use your own name of course!) (cool non-microbiology science)

Self-employed people happier and more engaged at work, study finds

Health Care Spending in the United States and Other High-Income Countries

Ancient DNA Is Rewriting Human (and Neanderthal) History

Sturdy Insulator Made of Wood

How exercise in old age prevents the immune system from declining