September 21, 2017

Additional data and new analyses from the NIH Human Microbiome Project, understanding lambda phage integration in its effects on the host, a yeast fermentation method for use in wine making.

Pregnancy and early life

Pre-print: Genetic diversity and mother-child overlap of the gut associated microbiota determined by reduced genome sequencing – Anuradha Ravi – bioRxiv

Multi-site human microbiome

Strains, functions and dynamics in the expanded Human Microbiome Project – Jason Lloyd-Price – Nature

Phages and viruses

Combining Comprehensive Analysis of Off-Site Lambda Phage Integration with a CRISPR-Based Means of Characterizing Downstream Physiology – Yu Tanouchi – mBio

Techniques

The 16S rRNA gene-based PCR method used for the detection of segmented filamentous bacteria in the intestinal microbiota generates false-positive results – Forough L Nowrouzian – Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, et Immunologica Scandinavica

Pre-print: Wine yeast phenomics: a standardized fermentation method for assessing quantitative traits of Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains in enological conditions – Emilien Peltier – bioRxiv

More microbes

Pre-print: Comprehensive analysis of central carbon metabolism reveals multiple connections between nutrients, biosynthetic capacity, and cell morphology in Escherichia coli – Corey S Westfall – bioRxiv

Microbes in the news

What’s the latest on gut microbiota? Concordia microbiology undergrads publish their findings – Phys.Org

Microbes on the market

Ixcela Launches Over-the-Counter Gut Health Test and Sophisticated Internal Wellness Program – Business Wire

Avadim Technologies Inc. Announces Partnership With Cardinal Health, Inc. – Market Wired

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September 11, 2017

General microbiome

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

Pan-genome analysis of Bacillus for microbiome profiling – Yihwan Kim, Scientific Reports

Using CRISPR-Cas systems as antimicrobials – David Bikard, Current Opinion in Microbiology

Pregnancy and early life

The composition of the vaginal microbiome in first trimester pregnant women influences the level of autophagy and stress in vaginal epithelial cells – Dimitrios Nasioudis, Journal of Reproductive Immunology

Multi-site human microbiome

Veterinary antibiotics in food, drinking water, and the urine of preschool children in Hong Kong – Na Li, Environment International

Acne vulgaris patients have a distinct gut microbiota in comparison with healthy controls – Y. Deng, Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Immune mechanisms of food allergy and its prevention by early intervention – Victor Turcanu, Current Opinion in Immunology

Intestinal microbiome-gut-brain axis and irritable bowel syndrome – Moser G., Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift

Human skin microbiome

Integrated metabolome-microbiome analyses to evaluate the alleviating effects of short-term green tea supplementation for UVB-induced erythema – E. Jung, Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Isomerization of urocanic acid by ultraviolet radiation and its role in modulation of skin microbiome, antimicrobial peptides, and immune function – V. Patra, Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Universal transcriptomic analysis of host-microbiome interactions in psoriasis – T. Furnholm, Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Skin microbiota alteration link to skin symptoms after a harsh cleanser – A.G. Gueniche, Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Forensic human identification using skin microbiomes – Sarah E. Schmedes, Applied Environmental Microbiology

Human gut microbiome

“Clostridium mediterraneense” a new bacterial species isolated from the human gut – Sokhna Ndongo, New Microbes and New Infections

Definition, Pathogenesis and Management of that cursed Dyspepsia – Pramoda Koduru, Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Gastrointestinal Conditions in the Female Athlete – Barry Kent Diduch, Clinics in Sports Medicine

Human oral microbiome

Location-Specific Oral Microbiome Possesses Features Associated with Chronic Kidney Disease – Jianzhong Hu, Kidney International Reports

The salivary microbiome is consistent between subjects and resistant to impacts of short-term hospitalization – Damien J. Cabral, Scientific Reports

Animal experiments

Effects of dietary fructooligosaccharide on the growth, antioxidants, immunity and disease resistance of Chinese mitten crab – Erteng Jia, Aquaculture

The microbiota influences cell death and microglial colonization in the perinatal mouse brain – Alexandra Castillo-Ruiz, Brain, Behavior, and Immunity

Differences in amino acid catabolism by gut microbes with/without prebiotics inclusion in GDDY-based diet affect feed utilization in rainbow trout – Omolola C. Betiku, Aquaculture

Effects of organic acids and essential oils blend on growth, gut microbiota, immune response and disease resistance of Pacific white shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) against Vibrio parahaemolyticus – Wangquan He, Fish & Shellfish Immunology

Imazalil exposure induces gut microbiota dysbiosis and hepatic metabolism disorder in zebrafish – Cuiyuan Jin, Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part C: Toxicology & Pharmacology

Local immune response of two mucosal surfaces of the European seabass, Dicentrarchus labrax, fed tryptophan- or methionine-supplemented diets – R. Azeredo, Fish & Shellfish Immunology

Segment specific responses of intestinal epithelium transcriptome to in-feed antibiotics in pigs – Kaifan Yu, Physiological Genomics

Animal microbiome

Inside the guts of the city: Urban-induced alterations of the gut microbiota in a wild passerine – Aimeric Teyssier, Science of The Total Environment

Bacterial microbiota associated with Rhipicephalus sanguineus(s.l.) ticks from France, Senegal and Arizona – Magalie René-Martellet, Parasites & Vectors

Introduced ascidians harbor highly diverse and host-specific symbiotic microbial assemblages – James S. Evans, Scientific Reports

The interactions between gut microbiota and entomopathogenic fungi: a potential approach for biological control of Blattella germanica (L.) – Fan Zhang, Pest Management Science

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Volatiles of roots of wild-growing and cultivated Armoracia macrocarpa and their antimicrobial activity, in comparison to horseradish, A. rusticana – Silvana Petrović, Industrial Crops and Products

Rhizospheric metagenome of the terrestrial mangrove fern Acrostichum from Indian Sunderbans – Sayak Ganguli, Genomics Data

Paddy soil microbial communities driven by environment- and microbe-microbe interactions: A case study of elevation-resolved microbial communities in a rice terrace – Weimin Sun, Science of The Total Environment

Identifying the active microbiome associated with roots and rhizosphere soil of oilseed rape – Konstantia Gkarmiri, Applied Environmental Microbiology

Effect of Extracellular Electron Shuttles on Arsenic-Mobilizing Activities in Soil Microbial Communities – Shigeki Yamamura, Journal of Hazardous Materials

Water and extremophile microbiome

Microbiological studies of hot springs in India: a review – Poddar A., Archives of Microbiology

Impact of pyrene and cadmium co-contamination on prokaryotic community in coastal sediment microcosms – Qifang Ding, Chemosphere

Food microbiology

Analysis of bacterial and fungal communities in Marcha and Thiat, traditionally prepared amylolytic starters of India – Shankar Prasad Sha, Scientific Reports

Probiotics / prebiotics

Passion fruit by-product and fructooligosaccharides stimulate the growth and folate production by starter and probiotic cultures in fermented soymilk – Marcela Albuquerque Cavalcanti Albuquerque, International Journal of Food Microbiology

Gut microbiota alterations from different Lactobacillus probiotic-fermented yoghurt treatments in slow-transit constipation – Chen-Jian Liu, Journal of Functional Foods

Microbes in the news

Scientists to Study Health of Plant-Bacteria Symbiosis in California –  Iqbal Pittalwala, UCR Today

Sugars in breast milk may fight harmful bacteria directly – Laura Sanders, Science News

Atopic dermatitis associated with different bacteria depending on disease severity – Andrew Bowser, Dermatology Times

Park Service using lasers to remove Jefferson Memorial’s grimy coating – Jack Moore, WTOP

Startups focus on the microbiome as an organic solution to increase crop yields – Jonathan Shieber, Tech Crunch

August 26, 2017

Jobs and Events

PhD Scholarship in Metagenomics, Infectious Diseases, and Antibiotic Resistance – Technical University of Denmark – Closing date: September 22, 2017.

 

General microbiome

The role of hospital toilets in microbial dissemination and the effectiveness of ultraviolet C irradiation – J Cooper – Open Library UBC

 

 

Human skin microbiome

Review: The skin microbiome: impact of modern environments on skin ecology, barrier integrity, and systemic immune programming – SL Prescott – World Allergy Organization Journal

 

Human vaginal microbiome

Review: Women and Their Microbes: The Unexpected Friendship – JA Younes – Cell

 

Human gut microbiome

Seasonal cycling in the gut microbiome of the Hadza hunter-gatherers of Tanzania – SA Smits – Science

Normalization of the microbiota in patients after treatment for colonic lesions – MA Sze – bioRxiv

C4B gene influences intestinal microbiota through complement activation in patients with Pediatric-Onset Inflammatory Bowel Disease – E Nissilä- Clin Exp Immunol.

The Microbiome in Crohn’s Disease: Role in Pathogenesis and Role of Microbiome Replacement Therapies – S Khanna – Gastroenterol Clin North Am.

 

Animal experiments 

Effects of polysaccharide from Physalis alkekengi var. francheti on liver injury and intestinal microflora in type-2 diabetic mice – X Zhao – Pharm Biol.

 

Animal microbiome 

Two Gut-Associated Yeasts in a Tephritid Fruit Fly have Contrasting Effects on Adult Attraction and Larval Survival – AM Piper – J Chem Ecol.

Land cover and forest connectivity alter the interactions among host, pathogen and skin microbiome – CG Becker – Proc Biol Sci.

Beneficial microbial signals from alternative feed ingredients: a way to improve sustainability of broiler production? – F Van Immerseel – Microb Biotechnol.

 

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Tiny Microbes, Big Yields: enhancing food crop production with biological solutions – P Trivedi – Microb Biotechnol.

Rhizosphere effect is stronger than PAH concentration on shaping spatial bacterial assemblages along centimeter-scale depth gradients – A Bourceret – Can J Microbiol.

 

Water microbiome and extremophile 

Review: Strategies and ecological roles of algicidal bacteria – N Meyer – FEMS Microbiology Reviews

Development of tailored indigenous marine consortia for the degradation of naturally weathered polyethylene films – E Syranidou – PLoS One

The Response of Heterotrophic Prokaryote and Viral Communities to Labile Organic Carbon Inputs Is Controlled by the Predator Food Chain Structure – RA Sandaa – Viruses

 

Built environment 

The impact of immigration on microbial community composition in full-scale anaerobic digesters – RH Kirkegaard – Scientific Reporters

Microbial functional trait of rRNA operon copy numbers increases with organic levels in anaerobic digesters – L Wu – ISME Journal

 

Food microbiology

Bacterial DNA Detected in Japanese Rice Wines and the Fermentation Starters – M Terasaki – Current Microbiology

Emergence of Leuconostoc mesenteroides as a causative agent of oozing in carrots stored under non-ventilated conditions – Y Lampert – Microb Biotechnol.

 

 

Techniques

A PCR-based assay targeting the major capsid protein gene of a dinorna-like ssRNA virus that infects coral photosymbionts – JL Montalvo-Proaño – Aquatic Microbiology

Microbiome balance in sputum determined by PCR stratifies COPD exacerbations and shows potential for selective use of antibiotics – K Halder – PLoS One

Antibiotic exposure and risk of weight gain and obesity: protocol for a systematic review – H Dutton – Systematic Reviews

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 – LQ Bendtsen – Appl Physiol Nutr Metab.

Proteomic Analysis of Vibrio parahaemolyticus Under Cold Stress – J Tang – Current Microbiology

 

Microbes in the news

Gut Microbiome and Anxiety Linked to MicroRNA – Geneng News

Got A Computer? Your Help Is Wanted On A Groundbreaking Study – Miami CBS Local

Chronic Stress Discombobulates Gut Microbiome Communities – Psychology Today

 

August 19, 2017

Today, a short Digest but with interesting features: effects of intestinal cleanout on microbiota, changes in K vitamin derivatives in human, reviews about Streptococcus group B and effect of FMT on Clostridium difficile, and more.

Human microbiome

Multidomain analyses of a longitudinal human microbiome intestinal cleanout perturbation experiment – Julia Fukuyama – PLoS Computational Biology

Research Highlight: Gut microbiota: Gas-induced GLP1 release – David Holmes – Nature Reviews Endocrinology

Maternal obesity is associated with gut microbial metabolic potential in offspring during infancy  – Tomás Cerdó – Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry

Fecal concentrations of bacterially derived vitamin K forms are associated with gut microbiota composition but not plasma or fecal cytokine concentrations in healthy adults – J Philip Karl – The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Temporal Stability of the Healthy Human Skin Microbiome Following Dead Sea Climatotherapy – Michael Brandwein – Acta Dermato-Venereologica

Review: Intrinsic Maturational Neonatal Immune Deficiencies and Susceptibility to Group B Streptococcus Infection – Michelle L. Korira – Clinical Microbiological Reviews

Systematic review: Faecal microbiota transplantation for Clostridium difficile infection: a multicentre study of non-responders – Paul Moayyedi – Medical Journal of Australia

 

Forensic microbiome

Daily thanatomicrobiome changes in soil as an approach of postmortem interval estimation: An ecological perspective – Joe Adserias Garriga – Forensic Science International

 

Animal microbiome

Correlations of age and growth rate with microbiota composition in Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) larvae – Ly T. T. Trinh – Scientific Reports

Microbial community composition along the digestive tract in forage- and grain-fed bison – Gaddy T. Bergmann – BMC Veterinary Research

The effect of storage at ambient temperature on the feline fecal microbiota – Moran Tal – BMC Veterinary Research

Performance, biochemical and haematological responses, and relative organ weights of laying hens fed diets supplemented with prebiotic, probiotic and synbiotic  – Shirley Gee Hoon Tang – BMC Veterinary Research

Mosapride Stabilizes Intestinal Microbiota to Reduce Bacterial Translocation and Endotoxemia in CCl4-Induced Cirrhotic Rats – Hong Xu – Digestive Diseases and Sciences

Transition of the intestinal microbiota of cats with age – Hiroaki Masuoka – PLoS ONE

 

Pathogen research

Draft Genome Sequences of Two Enterobacter cloacae subsp. cloacae Strains Isolated from Australian Hematology Patients with Bacteremia – Lex E. X. Leonga – Genome Announcements

The impact of the Staphylococcus aureus virulome on infection in a developing country: a cohort study – Marthe Lebughe – Frontiers in Microbiology

 

 

Bioactive compounds

Regulative effects of curcumin spice administration on gut microbiota and its pharmacological implications – Liang Shen – Food & Nutrition Research

Identification of Secondary Metabolite Gene Clusters in the Pseudovibrio Genus Reveals Encouraging Biosynthetic Potential toward the Production of Novel Bioactive Compounds – Lynn M. Naughton – Frontiers in Microbiology

 

Other

Characterizing a thermostable Cas9 for bacterial genome editing and silencing – Ioannis Mougiakos – BioRxiv

Determination of geochemical bio-signatures in Mars-like basaltic environments – Karen Olsson-Francis – Frontiers in Microbiology

 

August 17, 2017

After two days of holidays on Microbiome Digest, today our blog is a bit longer with many papers in the part of water, soil and gut microbiome. Moreover, check new tools which can be used to deal with microbiome data (MicrobiomeDB and MetaMeta) and some interesting news about microbes in the “Microbes in the news” section. Enjoy the summer (in the lab or on the beach) while reading what is new in microbial world.

Events and jobs

Quality Control Manager, Microbiology, Technical Operations, Marlborough, Massachusetts, US

Assistant/Associate Professor – Microbiology and Immunology (Job ID #83258), Chicago, US

General microbiome

A macroecological theory of microbial biodiversity – William R. Shoemaker – Nature Ecology & Evolution

Community structure follows simple assembly rules in microbial microcosms – Jonathan Friedman – Nature Ecology & Evolution

Solagigasbacteria: Lone genomic giants among the uncultured bacterial phyla – Eric Becraft – bioRxiv

Review: Genomic exploration of the diversity, ecology, and evolution of the archaeal domain of life – Anja Spang – Science

Temperature-Dependent Alkyl Glycerol Ether Lipid Composition of Mesophilic and Thermophilic Sulfate-Reducing Bacteria – Arnauld Vinçon-Laugier – Frontiers in Microbiology

Advances in the analysis of “less-conventional” human body fluids: an overview of the ce- and hplc-ms applications in the years 2015–2017 – Monica Di Venere – Electrophoresis

Pregnancy and early life

Comparison of commercially-available preservatives for maintaining the integrity of bacterial DNA in human milk – Kimberly A.Lackey – Journal of Microbiological Methods

Effects of One-Week Empirical Antibiotic Therapy on the Early Development of Gut Microbiota and Metabolites in Preterm Infants – Danping Zhu – Scientific Reports

Multi-site human microbiome

Genomics-Based Identification of Microorganisms in Human Ocular Body Fluid –  Philipp Kirstahler – bioRxiv

Oral microbiome

Oral microbial community assembly under the influence of periodontitis – Hongju Chen – PLOS One

Subgingival Microbiome of Gingivitis in Chinese Undergraduates – Ke Deng – Chinese Journal of Dental Research

Human skin microbiome

Review: What is new in the pathophysiology of acne, an overview – B. Dréno – Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venerology

The Role of the Skin and Gut Microbiome in Psoriatic Disease – Di Yan – Current Dermatology Reports

Human vaginal microbiome

The Vaginal Microbiome and its Potential to Impact Efficacy of HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis for Women –  Jennifer Velloza – Current HIV/AIDS Reports

The urinary microbiota of men and women and its changes in women during bacterial vaginosis and antibiotic treatment – Cornelia Gottschick – Microbiome

 

Human gut microbiome

Interactions between species introduce spurious associations in microbiome studies – Rajita Menon – bioRxiv

Bacteriophages in the gastrointestinal tract and their implications – Marzanna Łusiak-Szelachowska- Gut Pathogens

Analysis of intestinal microbial communities of cerebral infarction and ischemia patients based on high throughput sequencing technology and glucose and lipid metabolism –  Wenzhen Ji – Molecular Medicine Reports

Brain-gut-microbiota axis and mental health – Timothy G. Dinan – Psychosomatic Medicine

Integrated Analysis of Biopsies from Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients Identifies SAA1 as a Link Between Mucosal Microbes with TH17 and TH22 Cells – Mei San Tang – Inflamatory Bowel Diseases

Gut microbiome response to short-term dietary interventions in reactive hypoglycemia subjects – Sara Quercia –  Diabetes Metabolism Research and Reviews

The Impact of Western Diet and Nutrients on the Microbiota and Immune Response at Mucosal Interfaces – Donjete Statovci –  Frontiers in Immunology

Comparative gut microbiota and resistome profiling of intensive care patients receiving selective digestive tract decontamination and healthy subjects – Elena Buelow – Microbiome

Future prospect of faecal microbiota transplantation as a potential therapy in asthma – Y Kang  – Allergologia et Immunopathologia

Evidence of the Immune Relevance of Prevotella copri, a Gut Microbe, in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis – Annalisa Pianta – Arthritis & Rheumatology

Bacteriophages in the gastrointestinal tract and their implications – Marzanna Łusiak-Szelachowska – Gut Pathogens

The impact of age and gut microbiota on Th17 and Tfh cells in K/BxN autoimmune arthritis – Fei Teng – Arthritis Research & Therapy

Amoxapine Demonstrates Incomplete Inhibition of β-Glucuronidase Activity from Human Gut Microbiota – Wei Yang –  SLAS Discovery

Animal experiments 

Role of intestinal microbiome in American ginseng-mediated colon cancer protection in high fat diet-fed AOM/DSS mice –  C.-Z. Wang –  Clinical and Translational Oncology

The influence of the gut microbiota composition on Campylobacter jejuni colonization in chickens – Zifeng Han – Infection and Immunity

Animal microbiome 

Microbiota of little penguins and short-tailed shearwaters during development – Meagan L. Dewar – PLOS One

Transition of the intestinal microbiota of cats with age – Hiroaki Masuoka – PLOS One

Brief Communication: Climate warming reduces gut microbiota diversity in a vertebrate ectotherm – Elvire Bestion – Nature Ecology & Evolution

Patterns of seasonality and group membership characterize the gut microbiota in a longitudinal study of wild Verreaux’s sifakas (Propithecus verreauxi) – Andrea Springer – Ecology and Evolution

Comparison of the microbial population in rabbits and guinea pigs by next generation sequencing – Edward J. Crowley – PLOS One

Effects of contaminants of emerging concern on Megaselia scalaris (Lowe, Diptera: Phoridae) and its microbial community – Marcus J. Pennington – Scientific Reports

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Influence of heavy metals on rhizosphere microbial communities of Siam weed (Chromolaena odorata (L.)) using a 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing approach – Thanyaporn Ruangdech – Agriculture and Natural Resources

Soil microbial community composition is correlated to soil carbon processing along a boreal wetland formation gradient – Eric J. Chapman – European Journal of Soil Biology

Bacteria from the rhizosphere and tissues of As-hyperaccumulator Pteris vittata and their role in arsenic transformation – Yong-HeHan – Chemosphere

Soil Characteristics Overwhelm Cultivar Effects on the Structure and Assembly of Root-Associated Microbiomes of Modern Maize – LinChen – Pedosphere

Comparative Transcriptomics of Bacillus mycoides Strains in Response to Potato-Root Exudates Reveals Different Genetic Adaptation of Endophytic and Soil Isolates – Yanglei Yi – Frontiers in Microbiology

Soil features in rookeries of Antarctic penguins reveal sea to land biotransport of chemical pollutants – Anna C. Santamans – PLOS One

Shifts in coastal sediment oxygenation cause pronounced changes in microbial community composition and associated metabolism – Elias Broman – Microbiome

Effects of Short-Term Set-Aside Management Practices on Soil Microorganism and Enzyme Activity in China – Guangyu Li – International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

Microbial volatile compounds alter the soil microbial community – Jun Yuan –  Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Metagenomes from deep Baltic Sea sediments reveal how past and present environmental conditions determine microbial community composition – Ian P.G. Marshall – Marine Genomics

A More Comprehensive Community of Ammonia-Oxidizing Archaea (AOA) Revealed by Genomic DNA and RNA Analyses of amoA Gene in Subtropical Acidic Forest Soils – Ruo-Nan Wu – Microbial Ecology

Biophysical processes supporting the diversity of microbial life in soil – Robin Tecon – FEMS Microbiology Reviews

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Effect of short-term, diel changes in environmental conditions on active microbial communities in a salt marsh pond – Patrick J. Kearns – Aquatic Microbial Ecology

Linking Phylogenetic Identity and Biogeochemical Function of Uncultivated Marine Microbes with Novel Mass Spectrometry Techniques –  Samuel Bryson – Thesis, Oregon State University

Effects of alkali types on waste activated sludge (WAS) fermentation and microbial communities – Xiaoling Li – Chemosphere

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

Marinobacter aquaticus sp. nov., a moderately halophilic bacterium from a solar saltern –  María José León –  International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary

Exploring the microbial diversity in Jordanian hot springs by comparative metagenomic analysis – Emad I. Hussein – Microbiology Open

Development of the first gene expression system for Salinicoccus strains with potential application in bioremediation of hypersaline wastewaters – Dahe Zhao – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Bacterial biomes and potential human pathogens in irrigation water and leafy greens from different production systems described using pyrosequencing – M Jongman – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Report: Metabolic Flexibility Underpins Growth Capabilities of the Fastest Growing Alga – Haim Treves – Current Biology

The effects of morphology and neighbouring seaweeds on macroalgal microbiota – Thesis, The University of British Columbia

Relationships between and formation dynamics of the microbiota of consumers, producers, and the environment in an abalone aquatic system – Jing-Zhe Jiang – PLOS One

Vertical gradients in species richness and community composition across the twilight zone in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre – Stephanie A. Sommer – Molecular Ecology

Metagenomic Insights into The Diversity and Functions of Microbial Assemblages in Tasik Kenyir Ecosystem – Mohd Ezhar Mohd Noor –  bioRxiv

The organizing effects of elevated CO2 on competition among estuarine primary producers – Craig S. Young – Scientific Reports

Microbial Community Structure and the Persistence of Cyanobacterial Populations in Salt Crusts of the Hyperarid Atacama Desert from Genome-Resolved Metagenomics – Kari M. Finstad – Frontiers in Microbiology

Draft Genome Sequence of Thiohalobacter thiocyanaticus Strain FOKN1, a Neutrophilic Halophile Capable of Thiocyanate Degradation – Mamoru Oshiki – Genome Announcements

Environmental drivers of a microbial genomic transition zone in the ocean’s interior – Daniel R. Mende – Nature Microbiology

Early photosynthetic eukaryotes inhabited low-salinity habitats – Patricia Sánchez-Baracaldo – PNAS

Microbial dynamics in petroleum oilfields and their relationship with physiological properties of petroleum oil reservoirs – Sunita J.Varjani – Bioresource Technology

Probiotics / prebiotics

Label-free quantitative proteomic analysis of Lactobacillus fermentum NCDC 400 during bile salt exposure – Gurjeet Kaur – Journal of Proteomics

Timely Use of Probiotics in Hospitalized Adults Prevents Clostridium difficile Infection: A Systematic Review With Meta-Regression Analysis – Nicole T. Shen – Gastroenterology

Phages and viruses

Phage in urban wastewater have the potential to disseminate antibiotic resistance – Gayathri Upeksha Gunathilaka – International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents

Bioinformatics

MicrobiomeDB: a systems biology platform for integrating, mining and analyzing microbiome experiments – Francislon Silva de Oliveira – bioRxiv

MetaMeta: integrating metagenome analysis tools to improve taxonomic profiling – Vitor C. Piro – Microbiome

A bioarchitectonic approach to the modular engineering of metabolism – Cheryl A. Kerfeld – Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B

Techniques

Schrödinger’s microbes: Tools for distinguishing the living from the dead in microbial ecosystems – Joanne B. Emerson – Microbiome

A Note: A simple methodology to collect culturable bacteria from feces of Anopheles darlingi (Diptera: Culicidae) – Andrelisse Arruda – Journal of Microbiological Methods

Biotechnology

Predicting Microbial Fuel Cell Biofilm Communities and Bioreactor Performance using Artificial Neural Networks – Keaton Larson – Environmental Science & Technology

Microbial communities as biosensors for monitoring urban environments – Fangqiong Ling – Microbial Biotechnology

Perspectives for microbial community composition in anaerobic digestion: from abundance and activity to connectivity – Jo De Vrieze – Environmental Microbiology

Review: Purification and reuse of non-point source wastewater via Myriophyllum-based integrative biotechnology: A review – Liu F – Bioresource Technology

Improvements in algal lipid production: a systems biology and gene editing approach –  Avik Banerjee – Critical Reviews in Biotechnology

Microbes in the news 

Scientists Make Food From Bacteria, Water, Electricity, and a Whole Lot of Patience

Are you lonesome tonight? Why we, like Elvis, turn to food for comfort

Scientists See Bacteria Responding Electrically to Physical Stimuli for the First Time

Killing bacteria by hacking plastics with silver and electricity

Human Gut Microbes May Help Suppress MS, New Research Suggests 

Unexpected Microbial Life in Glacial Clay Could Offer Antibiotic Solutions

 

 

 

August 10, 2017

Human urinary microbiome

The microbiome in urogenital schistosomiasis and induced bladder pathologies – Adewale S. Adebayo – PLoS Negl Trop Dis

Human gut microbiome

A 3-dimensional mathematical model of microbial proliferation that generates the characteristic cumulative relative abundance distributions in gut microbiomes – Lena Takayasu – PLoS ONE

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Evolutionary conservation of a core root microbiome across plant phyla along a tropical soil chronosequence – Yun Kit Yeoh – Nature Communications

Spatiotemporal Variation and Networks in the Mycobiome of the Wheat Canopy – Rumakanta Sapkota – Frontiers in Plant Science

Water and extremophile microbiome

Active microorganisms thrive among extremely diverse communities in cloud water – Pierre Amato – PLoS ONE

Seasonal Analysis of Microbial Communities in Precipitation in the Greater Tokyo Area, Japan – Satoshi Hiraoka – Frontiers in Microbiology

Built environment

The US National Mall Microbiome: A Census of Rhizosphere Bacteria Inhabiting Landscape Turf – Jo Anne Crouch – Crop Science

Microbes in the news

For Healthy Skin, Just Add…Bacteria? – Adam Hurly – GQ

Microbes on the market

Reality vs. hype: A macro look at the microbiome market – Juliet Preston – MedCityNews

Science, publishing, and career

Prof claims victory over ‘#manel’ at microbiome conference – Dan Jackson – Campus Reform

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