April 1, 2019

In today’s digest read about covert pathogenesis in urinary tract, microbial fuel cells in treatment of organic acid fermentation wastewater, gut microbial metabolism in weanling pigs, and more. Enjoy!

Urinary microbiome

*Covert pathogenesis: Transient exposures to microbes as triggers of disease – Nicole M. Gilbert, Amanda L. Lewis – PlosPathogens

Evaluation of antibacterial efficacy of sulfur nanoparticles alone and in combination with antibiotics against multidrug-resistant uropathogenic bacteria – Priti Paralikar – Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A

Review: A Comprehensive Review of Overactive Bladder Pathophysiology: On the Way to Tailored Treatment – Benoit Peyronnet – European Urology

Vaginal microbiome

Effect of progesterone on Candida albicans biofilm formation under acidic conditions: a transcriptomic analysis – Bruna Gonçalves – bioRxiv

Skin microbiome

Cutibacterium acnes antibiotic production shapes niche competition in the human skin microbiome – Jan Claesen – bioRxiv

Neutral Processes Drive Seasonal Assembly of the Skin Mycobiome – Xinzhao Tong – mSystems

Gut Microbiome

The Perturbation of Infant Gut Microbiota Caused by Cesarean Delivery Is Partially Restored by Exclusive Breastfeeding – Yu Liu – Frontiers in Microbiology

Gut Microbiome Functional and Taxonomic Diversity within an Amazonian semi-nomadic hunter-gatherer group – Liliane Costa Conteville – bioRxiv

Risk of inflammatory bowel disease after Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter concisus infection: a population-based cohort study – Hans Mittle Nielsen – Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology

Unilateral ureteral obstruction causes gut microbial dysbiosis and metabolome disorders contributing to tubulointerstitial fibrosis – Lin Chen – Experimental & Molecular Medicine

Oral microbiome

Polymicrobial synergy within oral biofilm promotes invasion of dendritic cells and survival of consortia members – Ahmed El-Awady – Biofilms and Microbiomes

Animal microbiome

*Metagenomic reconstructions of gut microbial metabolism in weanling pigs – Weilan Wang – Microbiome

Probiotics/Prebiotics

Strain-level diversity of commercial probiotic isolates of Bacillus, Lactobacillus, and Saccharomyces species illustrated by molecular identification and phenotypic profiling – Juliana M. Ansari – PlosOne

Biosurfactant Production by Lactic Acid Bacterium Pediococcus dextrinicus SHU1593 Grown on Different Carbon Sources: Strain Screening Followed by Product Characterization – Abouzar Ghasemi – Scientific Reports

Phages and viruses

Bacteriophage adherence to mucus mediates preventive protection against pathogenic bacteria – Gabriel MF Almeida – bioRxiv

Review: The gut virome: the ‘missing link’ between gut bacteria and host immunity? – Indrani Mukhopadhya – Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology

Soil microbiome

Shift of the microbial communities from exposed sandstone rocks to forest soils during pedogenesis – Yaping Liu – International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation

Water and extremophile microbiome

Startup, performance, and microbial communities of an anammox reactor inoculated with indigenous sludge for the treatment of high-salinity and mesophilic underground brine – Nobuyuki Yokota – Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy

*Power generation and microbial community analysis in microbial fuel cells: A promising system to treat organic acid fermentation wastewater – Tian Xia – Bioresource Technology

Techniques

Cultivating in situ triggers growth of previously uncultivated microorganisms via a growth initiation factor in nature – Dawoon Jung – bioRxiv

Bioinformatics

Library preparation and sequencing platform introduce bias in metagenomics characterisation of microbial communities – Casper S. Poulse – bioRxiv

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March 27, 2019

Happy Wednesday! Today’s digest includes spider endosymbionts, microbes shared between family members, and the effects of plastic on the microbiome of compost. Enjoy!

General microbiome

Transmission of human-associated microbiota along family and social networks – Brito – Nature Microbiology

Diversity-disease relationships and shared species analyses for human microbiome-associated diseases – Ma – ISME

Dispersal homogenizes communities via immigration even at low rates in a simplified synthetic bacterial metacommunity – Fodelianakis – Nature Communications

Preprint: Exploring the archaeome: detection of archaeal signatures in the human body – Pausan – bioRxiv

Human gut microbiome

Sucrose 6F-phosphate phosphorylase: a novel insight in the human gut microbiome – Tauzin – Microbial Genomics

Human skin microbiome

Preprint: Moving microbes: the dynamics of transient microbial residence on human skin – Vandegrift – bioRxiv

Animal experiments

Effects of phycocyanin in modulating the intestinal microbiota of mice – Xie – MicrobiologyOpen

Animal microbiome

Preprint: Endosymbiotic bacteria are prevalent and diverse in agricultural spiders – White – bioRxiv

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Litter Quality Modulates Effects of Dissolved Nitrogen on Leaf Decomposition by Stream Microbial Communities – Jabiol – Microbial Ecology

Additions of sugar and nitrogenous fertiliser affect plant nitrogen status and soil microbial communities – Morrow – Applied Soil Ecology

Characterizing differences in microbial community composition and function between Fusarium wilt diseased and healthy soils under watermelon cultivation – Wang – Plant and Soil

Meta-analysis shows positive effects of plant diversity on microbial biomass and respiration – Chen – Nature Communications

Effects of transgenic glufosinate-tolerant rapeseed (Brassica napus L.) and the associated herbicide application on rhizospheric bacterial communities – Tang – Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology

Structure and Diversity of Soil Bacterial Communities in Offshore Islands – Lin – Scientific Reports

The effect of environment on the microbiome associated with the roots of a native woody plant under different climate types in China – Chen – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Variation in rhizosphere priming and microbial growth and carbon use efficiency caused by wheat genotypes and temperatures – Yin – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Using a soil bacterial species balance index to estimate potato crop productivity – Jeanne – PLoS One

Limited effect of planting transgenic rice on the soil microbiome studied by continuous 13CO2 labeling combined with high-throughput sequencing – Wang – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Range-expansion effects on the belowground plant microbiome – Ramirez – Nature Ecology and Evolution

Water and extremophile microbiome

Environmental filtering determines family-level structure of sulfate-reducing microbial communities in subsurface marine sediments – Marshall – ISME

Built environment

Exploring the long-term effect of plastic on compost microbiome – Esan – PLoS One

An integrated microbiological and electrochemical approach to determine distributions of Fe metabolism in acid mine drainage-induced “iron mound” sediments – Leitholf – PLoS One

Probiotics/prebiotics

Strain-level diversity of commercial probiotic isolates of Bacillus, Lactobacillus, and Saccharomyces species illustrated by molecular identification and phenotypic profiling – Ansari – PLoS One

Review: Importance of probiotics in the prevention and treatment of colorectal cancer – Eslami – Journal of Cellular Physiology

Techniques

Robust sampling and preservation of DNA for microbial community profiling in field experiments – Groenenboom – BMC Research Notes

March 20, 2019

Today’s digest features a longitudinal survey of maternal anti-viral antibodies in newborns that provides a blueprint for understanding infectious disease susceptibility, a detailed overview of antimicrobial resistance identification and characterization methods (from traditional antimicrobial susceptibility testing to recent deep-learning methods), and more. Happy reading!

Gut microbiome

Gut microbiota plasticity is correlated with sustained weight loss on a low-carb or low-fat dietary intervention – Jessica A Grembi – bioRxiv

The intestinal microbiota programs diurnal rhythms in host metabolism through histone deacetylase 3 – Zheng Kuang – bioRxiv

*Neuronal programming by microbiota enables environmental regulation of intestinal motility – Yuuki Obata – bioRxiv

Probiotics

Growth Mode and Carbon Source Impact the Surfaceome Dynamics of Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG – Kirsi Savijoki – bioRxiv

Nasal microbiome

The nasal and oropharyngeal microbiomes of healthy livestock workers – Ashley E. Kates – PlosOne

Vaginal microbiome

Mini review: Vaginal microbiota transplantation for the treatment of bacterial vaginosis: a conceptual analysis – Dongwen Ma – FEMS Microbiology Letters

Comparative study of vulva and abdominal skin microbiota of healthy females with high and average BMI – Rebecca Vongsa – BMC Microbiology

Plant/root/soil microbiome

Biosurfactant production by a rhizosphere bacteria Bacillus altitudinis MS16 and its promising emulsification and antifungal activity – Madhurankhi Goswami & Suresh Deka – Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces

Microbial diversity and soil physiochemical characteristic of higher altitude – Saurabh Kumar – PlosOne

Water microbiome

Ecological processes underpinning microbial community structure during exposure to subinhibitory level of triclosan – Seungdae Oh – Scientific Reports

Microbial Ecology of Snow Reveals Taxa-Specific Biogeographical Structure – Shawn P. Brown & Ari Jumpponen – Microbial Ecology

Phages and viruses

*The repertoire of maternal anti-viral antibodies in human newborns – Christian Pou – Nature Medicine

Methods

*Review: Sequencing-based methods and resources to study antimicrobial resistance – Manish Boolchandani – Nature Reviews Genetics

March 17, 2019

Have a good sunday! Today, we have a quite long digest, containing a variety of articles and studies: reviews about the microbiome and breastfeeding and Parkinson’s disease; microbiota alterations in pulmonary fibrosis, association with stress in pregnant women, and relationships between oral microbiome and pancreatic cancer. And so much more!

 

Human/General Microbiome

Review: Microbiome programming of brain development: implications for neurodevelopmental disorders – Hans Forssberg – Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology

Review: Microbiome, Parkinson’s Disease and Molecular Mimicry – Fabiana Miraglia – Cells

Review: The Use of Defined Microbial Communities To Model Host-Microbe Interactions in the Human Gut – Janneke Elzinga – Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews

Review: Indoles: metabolites produced by intestinal bacteria capable of controlling liver disease manifestation – T. Hendrikx – Journal of Internal Medicine

Review: Shaping the Gut Microbiota by Breastfeeding: The Gateway to Allergy Prevention? – Lieke W. J. van den Elsen – Frontiers in Pediatrics

Minireview: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and the gut microbiome: Are bacteria responsible for fatty liver? – Tien S Dong – Experimental Biology and Medicine

Perspectives: Is the fountain of youth in the gut microbiome?John F. Cryan – The Journal of Physiology

Bugs to debug? The exploration of gut microbiome in human health and diseases – Yen-Hsuan Ni – Journal of the Formosan Medical Association

Impact of a bathing tradition on shared gut microbe among Japanese families – Toshitaka Odamaki – Scientific Reports

Metagenomic analysis of microbe-mediated vitamin metabolism in the human gut microbiome – Promi Das – BMC Genomics

Fecal and blood microbiota profiles and presence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in obese versus lean subjects – Yeojun Yun – PLoS One

H. pylori eradication with antibiotic treatment causes changes in glucose homeostasis related to modifications in the gut microbiota – Gracia Mª Martín-Núñez – PLoS One

Oral microbial dysbiosis in patients with Kostmann syndrome – Nursen Topcuoglu – Journal of Medical Microbiology

Alterations in the gut microbiota of patients with silica-induced pulmonary fibrosis – Yao Zhou – Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology

Association between Psychosocial Stress and Fecal Microbiota in Pregnant Women – C. Hechler – Scientific Reports

Differential composition of gut microbiota among healthy volunteers, morbidly obese patients and post-bariatric surgery patients – Fu‑Gang Wang – Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine

Role of Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for Maintenance of Remission in Patients with Ulcerative Colitis: A Pilot Study – Ajit Sood – Journal of Crohn’s and Colitis

Differential effects of depot medroxyprogesterone acetate administration on vaginal microbiome in Hispanic White and Black women – Liying Yang – Emerging Microbes & Infections

Spatial and Temporal Analysis of the Stomach and Small-Intestinal Microbiota in Fasted Healthy Humans – Anna M. Seekatz – mSphere

Persistence of Candida albicans in the Oral Mucosa Induces a Curbed Inflammatory Host Response That Is Independent of Immunosuppression – Florian R. Kirchner – Frontiers in Immunology

Enrichment of oral microbiota in early cystic precursors to invasive pancreatic cancer – Rogier Aäron Gaiser – Gut

Disordered intestinal microbes are associated with the activity of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus – Yao Li – Clinical Science

Long-Term Azithromycin Reduces Haemophilus influenzae and Increases Antibiotic Resistance in Severe Asthma – Steven L Taylor – American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

Dietary Nutrients Involved in One-Carbon Metabolism and Colonic Mucosa-Associated Gut Microbiome in Individuals with an Endoscopically Normal Colon – Shawn Gurwara – Nutrients

Analysis of the Effects of Dietary Pattern on the Oral Microbiome of Elite Endurance Athletes – Nida Murtaza – Nutrients

 

Animal Microbiome / Animal Experiments

TLR4 May Be Involved in the Regulation of Colonic Mucosal Microbiota by Vitamin A – Lu Xiao – Frontiers in Microbiology

Tunicate-associated bacteria show a great potential for the discovery of antimicrobial compounds – Diah Ayuningrum – PLoS One

Effects of Arsenic on Gut Microbiota and Its Biotransformation Genes in Earthworm Metaphire sieboldi – Hong-Tao Wang – Environmental Science and Technology

A metagenomics investigation of carbohydrate-active enzymes along the goat and camel intestinal tract – Saad Al-Masaudi – International Microbiology

Species identity dominates over environment in shaping the microbiota of small mammals – S. C. L. Knowles – Ecology Letters

Three types of gut bacteria collaborating to improve Kui Jie’an enema treat DSS-induced colitis in mice – Wei Yu – Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy

The Skin Commensal Yeast Malassezia Triggers a Type 17 Response that Coordinates Anti-fungal Immunity and Exacerbates Skin Inflammation – Florian Sparber – Cell Host Microbe

Dietary inulin alleviates diverse stages of type 2 diabetes mellitus via anti-inflammation and modulating gut microbiota in db/db mice – Ke Li – Food & Function

Apple consumption is associated with a distinctive microbiota, proteomics and metabolomics profile in the gut of Dawley Sprague rats fed a high-fat diet – Jose F. Garcia-Mazcorro – PLoS One

Sema3A – mediated modulation of NR1D1 expression may be involved in the regulation of axonal guidance signaling by the microbiota – Xunzhong Qia – Life Sciences

Multi-hit early life adversity affects gut microbiota, brain and behavior in a sex-dependent manner – Marion Rincel – Brain, Behavior, and Immunity

Letrozole treatment of adult female mice results in a similar reproductive phenotype but distinct changes in metabolism and the gut microbiome compared to pubertal mice – Pedro J. Torres – BMC Microbiology

Supplementation of dietary non-digestible oligosaccharides from birth onwards improve social and reduce anxiety-like behaviour in male BALB/c mice – Kirsten Szklany – Nutritional Neuroscience

Potential Functions of the Gastrointestinal Microbiome Inhabiting the Length of the Rat Digest Tract – Dongyao Li – International Journal of Molecular Sciences

Alteration of GLP-1/GPR43 expression and gastrointestinal motility in dysbiotic mice treated with vancomycin – Xin Xu – Scientific Reports

Subchronic low-dose 2,4-D exposure changed plasma acylcarnitine levels and induced gut microbiome perturbations in mice – Pengcheng Tu – Scientific Reports

The influence of the host microbiome on 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)-induced hyperthermia and vice versa – Emily A. Ridge – Scientific Reports

Effects of Dietary Supplementation With Enterococcus faecium and Clostridium butyricum, Either Alone or in Combination, on Growth and Fecal Microbiota Composition of Post-weaning Pigs at a Commercial Farm – Yoshiaki Sato – Frontiers in Veterinary Science

Saponin-Induced Shifts in the Rumen Microbiome and Metabolome of Young Cattle – Bing Wang – Frontiers in Microbiology

Intestinal dysbiosis augments liver disease progression via NLRP3 in a murine model of primary sclerosing cholangitis – Lijun Liao – Gut

 

Plant Microbiome

Long-Term Organic Farming Manipulated Rhizospheric Microbiome and Bacillus Antagonism Against Pepper Blight (Phytophthora capsici) – Huixiu Li – Frontiers in Microbiology

 

Other Microbes

Preview: Strain-Level Diversity in the Gut: The P. copri Case  – Amira Metwaly – Cell Host Microbe

 

Bioinformatics and ‘-Omics’

Novel insights from uncultivated genomes of the global human gut microbiome – Stephen Nayfach – Nature

Complex Microbiome in Brain Abscess Revealed by Whole-Genome Culture-Independent and Culture-Based Sequencing – Jyun-Hong Lin – Journal of Clinical Medicine

Detection of critical antibiotic resistance genes through routine microbiome surveillance – Zachary M. Burcham – PLoS One

MNEMONIC: MetageNomic Experiment Mining to create an OTU Network of Inhabitant Correlations – Aleksandra I. Perz – BMC Bioinformatics

Rarity of microbial species: In search of reliable associations – Arnaud Cougoul – PLoS One

Stoplight: De novo Assembly Vastly Expands the Known Microbial Universe – Samuel S. Minot – Trends in Microbiology

 

Beneficial Microbes and Compounds

Guarana supplementation attenuated obesity, insulin resistance, and adipokines dysregulation induced by a standardized human Western diet via brown adipose tissue activation Rafael Calixto Bortolin – Phytotherapy Research

Prebiotic supplementation in frail older people affects specific gut microbiota taxa but not global diversity – Tam T. T. Tran – Microbiome

 

Water Microbiome

Composition and Dynamics of the Activated Sludge Microbiome during Seasonal Nitrification Failure – Juliet Johnston – Scientific Reports

 

March 11, 2019

To start off the week, here’s a rundown of new papers, including how symbiotic Vibrio signals drive squid gene expression, the intergenerational fur seal microbiome, and a few food microbiology studies on kimchi and pasta. Happy reading!

Pregnancy and Early Life
Review: Neonatal microbiome – a brief review – Anchala Singh – The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine

Feeding practice influences gut microbiome composition in very low birth weight preterm infants and the association with oxidative stress: A prospective cohort study – Chenxi Cai – Free Radical Biology and Medicine

Human Skin Microbiome
Commensal Staphylococci Influence Staphylococcus aureus Skin Colonization and Disease – Corey P. Parlet – Trends in Microbiology

Human Oral Microbiome
No differences in microbiome changes between anti-adhesive and antibacterial ingredients in toothpastes during periodontal therapy – Daniel Hagenfeld – Journal of Periodontal Research

Human Gut Microbiome
Endocytosis of commensal antigens by intestinal epithelial cells regulates mucosal T cell homeostasis – Mark S. Ladinsky – Science

Review: Mendelian randomization reveals causal effects of the gut microbiota – Hugh Thomas – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Association Between Antibiotics in the First Year of Life and Celiac Disease – Stine Dydensborg Sander – Gastroenterology

Daiokanzoto (Da-Huang-Gan-Cao-Tang) is an effective laxative in gut microbiota associated with constipation – Kento Takayama – Scientific Reports

Dietary raisin intake has limited effect on gut microbiota composition in adult volunteers – Akemi T. Wijayabahu – Nutrition Journal

Early gut microbiota signature of aGvHD in children given allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation for hematological disorders – Elena Biagi – BMC Medical Genomics

Fecal Calprotectin and Fecal Indole Predicts Outcome of Fecal Microbiota Transplantation in Subjects with Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection – J. Hibbard – Anaerobe

Gut microbiota-stimulated cathepsin K secretion mediates TLR4-dependent M2 macrophage polarization and promotes tumor metastasis in colorectal cancer – Rui Li – Cell Death & Differentiation

Alterations in bacterial communities, SCFA and biomarkers in an elderly HIV-positive and HIV-negative population in western Mexico – Luz A. González-Hernández – BMC Infectious Diseases

RA and the microbiome: do host genetic factors provide the link? – Philippa M. Wells – Journal of Autoimmunity

The Gut Microbiota in Causation, Detection, and Treatment of Cancer – Clodagh Murphy – The American Journal of Gastroenterology

Gut-Brain Axis
From Infection to the Microbiome: An Evolving Role of Microbes in Schizophrenia – Emily G. Severance – Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences

Animal Experiments
Critical symbiont signals drive both local and systemic changes in diel and developmental host gene expression – Silvia Moriano-Gutierrez – PNAS

Different host-specific responses in thyroid function and gut microbiota modulation between diet-induced obese and normal mice given the same dose of iodine – Huiting Shen – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Antibiotic treatment affects the expression levels of copper transporters and the isotopic composition of copper in the colon of mice – Kerri A. Miller – PNAS

Protective effect of prebiotic and exercise intervention on knee health in a rat model of diet-induced obesity – Jaqueline Lourdes Rios – Scientific Reports

Chlorogenic acid alleviates obesity and modulates gut microbiota in high-fat-fed mice – Zhengyu Wang – Food Science & Nutrition

Crucial Role of Microbiota in Experimental Psoriasis Revealed by a Gnotobiotic Mouse Model – Zuzana Stehlikova – Frontiers in Microbiology

Parasitoid envenomation alters the Galleria mellonella midgut microbiota and immunity, thereby promoting fungal infection – Olga V. Polenogova – Scientific Reports

Nutritional Interventions Improved Rumen Functions and Promoted Compensatory Growth of Growth-Retarded Yaks as Revealed by Integrated Transcripts and Microbiome Analyses – Rui Hu – Frontiers in Microbiology

Animal Microbiome
Fur seal microbiota are shaped by the social and physical environment, show mother-offspring similarities and are associated with host genetic quality – Stefanie Grosser – Molecular Ecology

Intensity of Nosema ceranae infection is associated with specific honey bee gut bacteria and weakly associated with gut microbiome structure – Andrey Rubanov – Scientific Reports

Characterizing the microbiota in gastrointestinal tract segments of Rhabdophis subminiatus: Dynamic changes and functional predictions – Wenjiao Tang – MicrobiologyOpen

Studying the microbiota of bats: Accuracy of direct and indirect samplings – Muriel Dietrich – Ecology and Evolution

A cellulolytic fungal biofilm enhances the consolidated bioconversion of cellulose to short chain fatty acids by the rumen microbiome – Charilaos Xiros – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Plant, Root, and Soil Microbiome
Changes in the soil microbial community are associated with the occurrence of Panax quinquefolius L. root rot diseases – Jinglong Jiang – Plant and Soil

Metagenomic analysis reveals distinct patterns of denitrification gene abundance across soil moisture, nitrate gradients – Sarah A. Nadeau – Environmental Microbiology

Divergent national-scale trends of microbial and animal biodiversity revealed across diverse temperate soil ecosystems – Paul B. L. George – Nature Communications

Impact of Wuyiencin Application on the Soil Microbial Community and Fate of Typical Antibiotic Resistance Genes – Liming Shi – Scientific Reports

Airborne microbial transport limitation to isolated Antarctic soil habitats – Stephen D. J. Archer – Nature Microbiology

Agricultural intensification reduces microbial network complexity and the abundance of keystone taxa in roots – Samiran Banerjee – ISMEJ

Biochars reduced the bioaccessibility and (bio)uptake of organochlorine pesticides and changed the microbial community dynamics in agricultural soils -Neelum Ali – Chemosphere

Molecular identification and biocontrol activity of sugarcane rhizosphere bacteria against red rot pathogen Colletotrichum falcatum – Prittesh Patel – Biotechnology Reports

Natural and assisted dissipation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in a long-term co-contaminated soil with creosote and potentially toxic elements
F.Madrid – Science of The Total Environment

Horizontal gene transfer and shifts in linked bacterial community composition are associated with maintenance of antibiotic resistance genes during food waste composting – Hanpeng Liao – Science of The Total Environment

Sedimentary Marl mudstone as a substrate in a xeric environment revealed by microbiome analysis – Oksana Koryachenko – Extremophiles

Water and Extremophile Microbiome
Drivers of Regional Bacterial Community Structure and Diversity in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean – Jackie Zorz – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbial community composition in alpine lake sediments from the Hengduan Mountains – Binqiang Liao – MicrobiologyOpen

Stepwise pH control to promote synergy of chemical and biological processes for augmenting short-chain fatty acid production from anaerobic sludge fermentation – Xu Wang – Water Research

Food Microbiology
Effects of the supplementation of plant-based formulations on microbial fermentation and predicted metabolic function in vitro – Renée Maxine Petri – Anaerobe

Effects of functional pasta ingredients on different gut microbiota as revealed by TIM-2 in vitro model of the proximal colon – A. Martina – Beneficial Microbes

Effect of pasteurization on delayed kimchi ripening and regression analysis for shelf life estimation of kimchi – Hyun‐Gyu Lee – Food Science & Nutrition

Optimization on production of konjac oligo‐glucomannan and their effect on the gut microbiota – Catarina Aprilia Ariestanti – Food Science & Nutrition

Probiotics
Mechanisms and immunomodulatory properties of pre- and probiotics – V.B.M. Peters – Beneficial Microbes

Wild bacterial probiotics fed to larvae of mass-reared Queensland fruit fly [Bactrocera tryoni (Froggatt)] do not impact long-term survival, mate selection or locomotor activity – Lucas A. Shuttleworth – Insect Science

Bioinformatics
Web-gLV: A Web Based Platform for Lotka-Volterra Based Modeling and Simulation of Microbial Populations – Bhusan K. Kuntal – Frontiers in Microbiology

Techniques
PCR effects of melting temperature adjustment of individual primers in degenerate primer pools – Ankur Naqib -PeerJ

Review: Combinatory biotechnological intervention for gut microbiota – Ishu Khangwal – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

February 19, 2019

Highlights: Microbial colonization in infants, prokaryotes of oxygen depleted water in Bay of Bengal, biodegradation of petroleum hydrocarbons, microbial communities across a range of saline soils, trait based approaches in wastewater treatment bioreactors to understand the changes in bacterial community composition. You can also read a handful of career based news in today’s non-microbe picks. 

General microbiome

Petroleum Microbiology Under Extreme Conditions – Oluwadara Oluwaseun Alegbeleye –Microbial Action on Hydrocarbons

Pregnancy and early life

Genome-resolved metagenomics of eukaryotic populations during early colonization of premature infants and in hospital rooms – Matthew R Olm – Microbiome

Review: Establishment of an ideal gut microbiota to boost healthy growth of neonates – Thi Thanh Binh Nguyen – Critical Reviews in Microbiology

Necrotizing Enterocolitis Pathophysiology: How Microbiome Data Alter Our Understanding – Christina S. Kim MD – Clinics in Perinatology

Human skin microbiome

Rapid discrimination of fungal strains isolated from human skin based on microbial volatile organic profiles – Joao Raul Belinato – Journal of Chromatography B

Human gut microbiome

A pilot study on clinicopathological features and intestinal microflora changes in colorectal cancer patients born over a nine-year period encompassing three years before and after the Great Chinese famine – Jiante Li – Cancer Epidemiology

Animal experiments 

Ameliorating gut microenvironment through staphylococcal nuclease-mediated intestinal NETs degradation for prevention of type 1 diabetes in NOD mice – Yixuan Liang – Life Sciences

Oral administration of antibiotics increased the potential mobility of bacterial resistance genes in the gut of the fish Piaractus mesopotamicus – Johan S. Sáenz – Microbiome

Animal microbiome 

Effects of a Saccharomyces cerevisiae fermentation product on fecal characteristics, nutrient digestibility, fecal fermentative end-products, fecal microbial populations, immune function, and diet palatability in adult dogs – Ching-Yen Lin – Journal of Animal Science

Bacterial community analysis for investigating bacterial transfer from tonsils to the pig carcass – Anne Mette Jakobsen – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Spatial distribution of prokaryotic communities in hypersaline soils – Blanca Vera-Gargallo – Scientific Reports

Comparative Genomics, Siderophore Production, and Iron Scavenging Potential of Root Zone Soil Bacteria Isolated from ‘Concord’ Grape Vineyards – Ricky W. Lewis – Microbial Ecology

Dynamics of soil microbial communities following vegetation succession in a karst mountain ecosystem, Southwest China – Chang Zhao – Scientific Reports

Diversity and Functionality of Culturable Endophytic Bacterial Communities in Chickpea Plants – Clarisse Brígido – MDPI

Robust archaeal and bacterial communities inhabit shallow subsurface sediments of the Bonneville Salt Flats – Julia M. McGonigle – bioRxiv

Impact of intercropping on the coupling between soil microbial community structure, activity, and nutrient-use efficiencies – Tengxiang Lian – PeerJ

Alteration of Crop Rotation in Continuous Pinellia ternate Cropping Soils Profiled via ITS Amplicon Sequencing – Zhigui He – Letters in Applied Microbiology

Assessment of the Diversity of Fungal Community Composition Associated With Vachellia pachyceras and Its Rhizosphere Soil From Kuwait Desert – Majda K. Suleiman – Frontiers in Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Prokaryotic Diversity in Oxygen Depleted Waters of the Bay of Bengal Inferred Using Culture-Dependent and -Independent Methods – Genevieve L. Fernandes – Indian Journal of Microbiology

Enrichment of anaerobic heterotrophic thermophiles from four Azorean hot springs revealed different community composition and genera abundances using recalcitrant substrates – Marcel Suleiman – Extremophiles 

Microbial Consortia and Biodegradation of Petroleum Hydrocarbons in Marine Environments – J. Paniagua-Michel – Microbial Action on Hydrocarbons

Built environment 

Trait-based life-history strategies explain succession scenario for complex bacterial communities under varying disturbance – Ezequiel Santillan – bioRxiv

Non-Microbiology picks

To move research from quantity to quality, go beyond good intentions – Nature

How business-savvy scientists can find success in the risky start-up world – Nature

A disadvantaged background doesn’t have to be a barrier to success – Nature

Announcing the 2019 ScientistAtWork photo competition – Nature

Huge variations in US postdoc salaries point to undervalued workforce – Nature

February 13, 2019

Today’s digest features a study on leaf-associated microbiomes of grafted tomato plants, study that reveals the chemical “fingerprint” and contribution of Parasutterella to host health, and Everything Hertz podcast with episode “Promiscuous expertise”. Happy reading/listening!

Gut microbiome

A new genomic blueprint of the human gut microbiota – Alexandre Almeida – Nature

Population structure of human gut bacteria in a diverse cohort from rural Tanzania and Botswana – Matthew E. B. Hansen – Genome Biology

Disturbance of trace element and gut microbiota profiles as indicators of autism spectrum disorder: A pilot study of Chinese children – Qixiao Zhai – Environmental Research

*Defining the role of Parasutterella, a previously uncharacterized member of the core gut microbiota – Tingting Ju – The ISME Journal

Extensive transmission of microbes along the gastrointestinal tract – Thomas Sebastian Benedikt Schmidt – eLife

Bacterial interspecies interactions modulate pH-mediated antibiotic tolerance in a model gut microbiota – Andres Aranda-Diaz – bioRxiv

Skin microbiome

Review: Microbiosis in pathogenesis and intervention of atopic dermatitis – Jianhua Dou – International Immunopharmacology

Plant/root/soil microbiome

*Leaf-associated microbiomes of grafted tomato plants – Hirokazu Toju – Scientific Reports

Fungal Biodiversity of the Most Common Types of Polish Soil in a Long-Term Microplot Experiment – Jarosław Grządziel and Anna Gałązka – Frontiers in Microbiology

Podcast

*Episode 77: Promiscuous expertise – Dan Quintana and James Heathers – Everything Hertz [A great episode about scientists who claim to be a public authority on topics outside their area of expertise!]