October 28, 2017

A huge Saturday digest (150+ alerts), with many articles in the gut and animal microbiome.

Events and jobs
Postdoctoral researcher in Human Microbiome-Immune System Interactions – University of Luxembourg

Microbiome in Sexual, Maternal and Child Health Symposium – November 29, 2017

Pregnancy and early life
Gut microbiome in gestational diabetes: A Cross-sectional study of mothers and offspring 5 years post-partum – Sayyid Hasan – Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandivanica

The Influence of Proton Pump Inhibitors on the Fecal Microbiome of Infants with Gastroesophageal Reflux-A Prospective Longitudinal Interventional Study
Christoph Castellani – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

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

2 articles on iron supplements in the American Journal of Nutrition:
Review: Effects of iron fortification and supplementation on the gut microbiome and diarrhea in infants and children: a review – Daniela Paganini – American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Review: Excess iron intake as a factor in growth, infections, and development of infants and young children – Bo Lönnerdal – American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Human skin microbiome
RNase 7 participates in cutaneous innate control of Corynebacterium amycolatum – Stephanie Walter – Scientific Reports

FKBP12-Dependent Inhibition of Calcineurin Mediates Immunosuppressive Antifungal Drug Action in Malassezia – Giuseppe Ianiri – mBio

Human oral microbiome
Changes in periodontal and microbial parameters after the space maintainers application – M Aydinbelge – Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice

Microbiome associated with dentures malodour – Shai Yitzhaki – Journal of Breath Research

Human gut microbiome
Gut microbiomes of mobile predators vary with landscape context and species identity – Julia Tiede – Ecology and Evolution

Distinct Microbial Communities Trigger Colitis Development upon Intestinal Barrier Damage via Innate or Adaptive Immune Cells – Urmi Roy – Cell Reports

Bile salt hydrolase-mediated inhibitory effect of Bacteroides ovatus on growth of Clostridium difficile – Soobin Yoon – Journal of Microbiology

Small-molecule inhibitors directly target CARD9 and mimic its protective variant in inflammatory bowel disease – Elizaveta S. Leshchiner – PNAS

Guiding longitudinal sampling in IBD cohorts – Yoshiki Vázquez-Baeza – Gut
Paper referenced: A microbial signature for Crohn’s disease – Victoria Pascal – Gut

Distinctive Gut Microbiota Is Associated with Diarrheagenic Escherichia coli Infections in Chilean Children – Pablo Gallardo – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

Gut Microbiota Perturbations in Reactive Arthritis and Post-Infectious Spondyloarthritis – Julia Manasson – Arthritis and Rheumatology

Severe intestinal dysbiosis is prevalent in primary Sjögren’s syndrome and is associated with systemic disease activity – Thomas Mandl – Arthritis Research and Therapy

Review: Salmonella enterica Serovar Typhimurium Strategies for Host Adaptation – Christopher J. Anderson – Frontiers in Microbiology

Review: Visceral Congestion in Heart Failure: Right Ventricular Dysfunction, Splanchnic Hemodynamics, and the Intestinal Microenvironment – Vincenzo B. Polsinelli – Current Heart Failure Reports

Review: Gut Microbiota Contribute to Age-Related Changes in Skeletal Muscle Size, Composition, and Function: Biological Basis for a Gut-Muscle Axis – Gregory J. Grosicki – Calcified Tissue International

Animal experiments
Multi-omics Comparative Analysis Reveals Multiple Layers of Host Signaling Pathway Regulation by the Gut Microbiota – Nathan P. Manes – MSystems

The yeast form of the fungus Candida albicans promotes persistence in the gut of gnotobiotic mice – Lena Böhm – PLoS Pathogens

Clinical Effect of IRT-5 Probiotics on Immune Modulation of Autoimmunity or Alloimmunity in the Eye – Jaeyoung Kim – Nutrients

Periodontal pathogenic bacteria, Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans affect non-alcoholic fatty liver disease by altering gut microbiota and glucose metabolism – Rina Komazaki – Scientific Reports

β-Glucans in food modify colonic microflora by inducing antimicrobial protein, calprotectin, in a Dectin-1-induced-IL-17F-dependent manner – T Kamiya – Mucosal Immunology

Microbiome-driven allergic lung inflammation is ameliorated by short-chain fatty acids – A Cait – Mucosal Immunology

Effects of direct-fed microorganisms and enzyme blend co-administration on intestinal bacteria in broilers fed diets with or without antibiotics – T E Askelson – Poultry Science

16S rDNA analysis of the effect of fecal microbiota transplantation on pulmonary and intestinal flora – Tianhao Liu – 3 Biotech

Adaptation to Chronic Nutritional Stress Leads to Reduced Dependence on Microbiota in Drosophila melanogaster – Berra Erkosar – mBio

Characterization of fecal fat composition and gut derived fecal microbiota in high-fat diet fed rats following intervention with chito-oligosaccharide and resistant starch complexes – Wenting Shang – Food and Function

Genetic ablation of Cyp8b1 preserves host metabolic function by repressing steatohepatitis and altering gut microbiota composition – Jay V Patankar – American Journal of Physiology – Endocrinology and Metabolism

Effects of a probiotic (SLAB51™) on clinical and histologic variables and microbiota of cats with chronic constipation/megacolon: a pilot study – G. Rossi – Beneficial Microbes

Bacteriocin biosynthesis contributes to the anti-inflammatory capacities of probiotic Lactobacillus plantarum – X. Yin – Beneficial Microbes

Animal microbiome
Large-scale cultivation of the bumblebee gut microbiota reveals an underestimated bacterial species diversity capable of pathogen inhibition – Jessy Praet – Environmental Microbiology

Bacterial community of a spider, Marpiss magister (Salticidae) – Lihua Zhang – 3 Biotech

Fecal bacterial communities of wild-captured and stranded green turtles (Chelonia mydas) on the Great Barrier Reef – S Shamim – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

RECRUITMENT AND ESTABLISHMENT OF THE GUT MICROBIOME IN ARCTIC SHOREBIRDS – Kirsten Frond – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

The gorgonian coral Eunicella labiata hosts a distinct prokaryotic consortium amenable to cultivation – Tina Keller-Costa – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Inheritance and Establishment of Gut Microbiota in Chickens – Jinmei Ding – Frontiers in Microbiology

Diversity and Transmission of Gut Bacteria in Atta and Acromyrmex Leaf-Cutting Ants during Development – Mariya Zhukova – Frontiers in Microbiology

Seawater transfer alters the intestinal microbiota profiles of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) – Carola E. Dehler – Scientific Reports

Plant, root, and soil microbiome
Characterizing endophytic competence and plant growth promotion of bacterial endophytes inhabiting the seed endosphere of Rice – Denver I. Walitang – BMC Microbiology

Pseudomonas syringae pv. syringae B728a Regulates Multiple Stages of Plant Colonization via the Bacteriophytochrome BphP1 – Regina McGrane – mBio

The Sphagnome Project: enabling ecological and evolutionary insights through a genus-level sequencing project – David J. Weston – New Phytologist

Bacterial Synergism in Lignocellulose Biomass Degradation – Complementary Roles of Degraders As Influenced by Complexity of the Carbon Source – Larisa Cortes-Tolalpa – Frontiers in Microbiology

Modulation of the efficiency of trace metal phytoremediation by Sedum plumbizincicola by microbial community structure and function – Jinyu Hou – Plant and Soil

Water and extremophile microbiome
Microbial community differentiation between active and inactive sulfide chimneys of the Kolumbo submarine volcano, Hellenic Volcanic Arc – Christos A. Christakis – Extremophiles

Variability in carbon uptake and (re)cycling in Antarctic cryptoendolithic microbial ecosystems demonstrated through radiocarbon analysis of organic biomarkers – A. L. Brady – GE Biology

High reactivity of deep biota under anthropogenic CO2 injection into basalt – Rosalia Trias – Nature Communications

Editorial: Marine microbiome as source of natural products – Fernando de la Calle – Microbial Biotechnology

Elucidating the impact of microbial community biodiversity on pharmaceutical biotransformation during wastewater treatment – Lauren B. Stadler – Microbial Biotechnology

Magnetite production and transformation in the methanogenic consortia from coastal riverine sediments – Shiling Zheng – Journal of Microbiology

Opportunistic Pathogens and Microbial Communities and Their Associations with Sediment Physical Parameters in Drinking Water Storage Tank Sediments – Ke Qin – Pathogens

Review: Methods of ammonia removal in anaerobic digestion: a review – Niclas Krakat – Water Science and Technology

Response of marine bacteria to oil contamination and to high pressure and low temperature deep sea conditions – Hanna Fasca – Microbiology Open

Built environment
The York Gospels: a 1000-year biological palimpsest – Matthew D. Teasdale – Royal Society Open Science (sequencing of parchment)

Conductive properties of methanogenic biofilms – Cheng Li – Bioelectrochemistry

Pulse electromagnetic fields enhance extracellular electron transfer in magnetic bioelectrochemical systems – Huihui Zhou – Biotechnology for Biofuels

Microbes in space
Microbial biodiversity assessment of the European Space Agency’s ExoMars 2016 mission – Kaisa Koskinen – Microbiome

Food microbiology
Safety assessment of transgenic canola RF3 with bar and barstar gene on Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats by 90-day feeding test – Tianqi Lang – Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Review: The role of wine and food polyphenols in oral health – Adelaida Esteban-Fernández – Trends in Food Science & Technology

Review: The agri-food chain and antimicrobial resistance: A review – John A. Hudson – Trends in Food Science & Technology

Review: Food derived anti-adhesive components against bacterial adhesion: Current progresses and future perspectives – Xiaohong Sun – Trends in Food Science & Technology

Probiotics / prebiotics / antibiotics
Effect of a yoghurt drink containing Lactobacillus strains on bacterial vaginosis in women – a double-blind, randomised, controlled clinical pilot trial – C. Laue – Beneficial Microbes

Bifidobacterium longum BB536 alleviated upper respiratory illnesses and modulated gut microbiota profiles in Malaysian pre-school children – A.S.-Y. Lau – Beneficial Microbes

Prebiotics for the prevention of allergies: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials – C. Cuello-Garcia – Clinical and Experimental Allergy

Review: Metronidazole: an update on metabolism, structure-cytotoxicity and resistance mechanisms – Simon A Dingsdag – Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

Selective Proteomic Analysis of Antibiotic-Tolerant Cellular Subpopulations in Pseudomonas aeruginosa Biofilms – Brett M. Babin – mBio

Phages and viruses
Diel cycling and long-term persistence of viruses in the ocean’s euphotic zone – Frank O. Aylward – PNAS

Bioinformatics
MegaGTA: a sensitive and accurate metagenomic gene-targeted assembler using iterative de Bruijn graphs – Dinghua Li – BMC Bioinformatics

EBI Metagenomics in 2017: enriching the analysis of microbial communities, from sequence reads to assemblies – Alex L. Mitchell – Nucleic Acids Research

Techniques
A novel baiting microcosm approach used to identify the bacterial community associated with Penicillium bilaii hyphae in soil – Behnoushsadat Ghodsalavi – PLoS One

New Genomes
Bacillus kwashiorkori sp. nov., a new bacterial species isolated from a malnourished child using culturomics – El hadji Seck – Microbiology Open

Genome Sequence of Geobacillus stearothermophilus DSM 458, an Antimicrobial-Producing Thermophilic Bacterium, Isolated from a Sugar Beet Factory – Kevin Egan – Genome Announcements

Microbes in the news
Doctors warn new parents: Step away from the vaginal fluid swabs – Beth Mole – ARS Technica

New study details bacteria’s ‘sense of touch’ – Brooks Hays – UPI
Paper: Obstruction of pilus retraction stimulates bacterial surface sensing – Courtney K. Ellison – Science

T-Cell Enzyme Uses Deadly Multipronged Attack on Bacteria – GEN News
Paper: Granzyme B Disrupts Central Metabolism and Protein Synthesis in Bacteria to Promote an Immune Cell Death Program – Farokh Dotiwala – Cell

Gut bacteria could determine whether you develop PTSD – Sian Bradley – Wired (Paper from July 19)

Gut bacteria bolster disease research in labs – UNC Health Care

The Next Big Performance Enhancing Drug: Bacteria From Elite Athletes’ Guts? – Peter Audrey Smith – Men’s Journal

Microbes on the market
French Biotech’s Crohn’s Candidate Glides Through Phase I – Alex Dale – Lab Biotech

Enterome’s EB8018, a First-in-class Drug Candidate Targeting Crohn’s Disease, Successfully Completes Phase I Study in Healthy Volunteers – Enterome – Cision (same as above link, more detail)

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October 24, 2018

Today’s digest is full of REALLY cool science and features including a 3D image of the human lung microbiome and metabolome, how gut microbiome of wild mice promotes fitness, and an interesting perspective piece on how environmental filtering applies to microbiomes.

General microbiome

Environmental Filtering Is a Relic. A Response to Cadotte and Tucker.

Aguilar-Trigueros CA- Trends in Ecology and Evolution

Gut microbiome

The Leaky Gut and Altered Microbiome in Chronic Kidney Disease.

Lau WL- Journal of Renal Nutrition

Linking the Gut Microbial Ecosystem with the Environment: Does Gut Health Depend on Where We Live?

Tasnim N- Frontiers in Microbiology

Skin microbiome

High-Altitude Living Shapes the Skin Microbiome in Humans and Pigs.

Zeng B- Frontiers in Microbiology

Lung microbiome

Three-Dimensional Microbiome and Metabolome Cartography of a Diseased Human Lung

Garg N- Cell Host and Microbe

Animal microbiome

Wild Mouse Gut Microbiota Promotes Host Fitness and Improves Disease Resistance

Rosshart SP- Cell

Plant and soil microbiome

Soil bacterial community mediates the effect of plant material on methanogenic decomposition of soil organic matter

Yuan Q- Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Bacterial communities in soil become sensitive to drought under intensive grazing

Jurburg SD- Science of the Total Environment

Prokaryotic Community Distribution along an Ecological Gradient of Salinity in Surface and Subsurface Saline Soils.

Xie K- Scientific reports

Marine and inland water microbiome

Transcriptional activities of the microbial consortium living with the marine nitrogen-fixing cyanobacterium Trichodesmium reveal potential roles in community-level nitrogen cycling

Lee MD-Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Dynamic microbial populations along the Cuyahoga River.

Cannon MV-  PloS one

Preprint

High degree of virulence gene diversity in Streptococcus pyogenes isolated in Central Italy

Bencardino D- BioRxiv

Microbiome News

I Wish I’d Known This Before I Gave Birth

-mindbodygreen.com

October 15, 2017

General microbiome

Metagenome Analyses of Multispecies Microbial Biofilms: First Steps Toward Understanding Diverse Microbial Systems on Surfaces – Christel Schmeisser, Functional Metagenomics: Tools and Applications

Prediction analysis for microbiome sequencing data – Tao Wang, arxiv

Metagenomic Cosmid Libraries Suitable for Functional Screening in Proteobacteria – Jiujun Cheng, Functional Metagenomics: Tools and Applications

Moulds associated with contaminated ocular and injectable drugs: FDA recalls, epidemiology considerations, drug shortages, and aseptic processing – Donald G. Ahearn, Medical Mycology

Human skin microbiome

High-Altitude Living Shapes the Skin Microbiome in Humans and Pigs – Bo Zeng, Frontiers in Microbiology

Human vaginal microbiome

Role of Molecular Biology in Diagnosis and Characterization of Vulvo-Vaginitis in Clinical Practice – Donders G.G.G., Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation

Human gut microbiome

A Review of the Oesophageal Microbiome in Health and Disease – Dervla Kelly, Methods in Microbiology

Prediction of functional profiles of gut microbiota from 16S rRNA metagenomic data provides a more robust evaluation of gut dysbiosis occurring in Japanese type 2 diabetic patients – Ryo Inoue, Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition

Human oral microbiome

The Effect of Supragingival Biofilm Re-development on the Subgingival Microbiota in Chronic Periodontitis – Fátima Aparecida Rocha Resende Hartenbach, Archives of Oral Biology

Animal experiments

Spatial organization of a model 15-member human gut microbiota established in gnotobiotic mice – Jessica L. Mark Welch, PNAS

Comparative study of probiotic effects of Lactobacillusand Bifidobacteria strains on cholesterol levels, liver morphology and the gut microbiota in obese mice – Rostyslav V. Bubnov, The EPMA Journal

Study on improving anaerobic co-digestion of cow manure and corn straw by fruit and vegetable waste: methane production and microbial community in CSTR process – Xuemei Wang, Bioresource Technology

Animal microbiome

Perinatal Bisphenol A Exposure Induces Chronic Inflammation in Rabbit Offspring via Modulation of Gut Bacteria and Their Metabolites – Lavanya Reddivari, mSystems

Hymenobacter cavernae sp. nov., isolated from a karst cave – Hai-Zhen Zhu, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Ciceribacter thiooxidans sp. nov., a novel nitrate-reducing thiosulfate-oxidizing bacterium isolated from sulfide-rich anoxic sediment – Tongchu Deng, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Deinococcus taklimakanensis sp. nov., isolated from desert soil –  Zuobing Liu, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Improvement of the catalytic characteristics of a salt-tolerant GH10 xylanase from Streptomyce rochei L10904 – Qin Li, International Journal of Biological Macromolecules

Trees harness the power of microbes to survive climate change – Jennifer A. Lau, PNAS

Exploring the earthworm gut as model for soil microbial ecology – Fatima Hussain, MBL

Soil proteomics for exploitation of microbial diversity in Fusarium wilt infected and healthy rhizosphere soils of tomato – R. Manikandan, Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology

The intimate talk between plants and microorganisms at the leaf surface – Wendy Aragón, Journal of Experimental Botany

Metagenomics of Plant Microbiomes – G. Brader, Functional Metagenomics: Tools and Applications

Effects of different soil remediation methods on inhibition of lead absorption and growth and quality of Dianthus superbus L. – Xiaoyu Yang, Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Interactions of Root-Feeding Insects with Fungal and Oomycete Plant Pathogens – Telsa Willsey, Frontiers in Plant Science

Soil proteomics for exploitation of microbial diversity in Fusarium wilt infected and healthy rhizosphere soils of tomato – R. Manikandan, Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology

Switchgrass Yield, Nutrient Uptake, And Rhizosphere Microbial Community Composition As Affected By Cultivar And Soil Fertility – Anne Sawyer, University of Minnesota Digital Conservancy

Ecoenzymatic stoichiometry and microbial nutrient limitation in rhizosphere soil in the arid area of the northern Loess Plateau, China – Yongxing Cui, Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Soil microbiota respond to green manure in organic vineyards – Claudia M. O. Longa, Journal of Applied Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Anoxynatronum buryatiense sp. nov., an anaerobic alkaliphilic bacterium from a low mineralization soda lake in Buryatia, Russia – Yana Ryzhmanova, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

100 kGy gamma-affected microbial communities within the ancient Arctic permafrost under simulated Martian conditions – Vladimir S. Cheptsov, Extremophiles

Effect of environmental parameters on biodiversity of the fungal component in lithic Antarctic communities – Laura Selbmann, Extremophiles

Biomineralisation of carbonate and sulphate by the halophilic bacterium Halomonas maura at different manganese concentrations – Almudena Rivadeneyra, Extremophiles

Biosurfactant production by haloalkaliphilic Bacillusstrains isolated from Red Sea, Egypt – Khouloud M.Barakat, The Egyptian Journal of Aquatic Research

Mass Spectrometry for the Study of Microbial Communities in Environmental Waters – Inês C. Santos, Advances in Chemical Pollution, Environmental Management and Protection

Responses of microbial community to pH stress in bioleaching of low grade copper sulfide – Yuguang Wang, Bioresource Technology

Mass Spectrometry for the Study of Microbial Communities in Environmental Waters – Inês C. Santos, Advances in Chemical Pollution, Environmental Management and Protection

Waste microbes

Microbial characteristics analysis and kinetic studies on substrate composition to methane after microbial and nutritional regulation of fruit and vegetable wastes anaerobic digestion – Chunhui Zhao, Bioresource Technology

Antibiotic resistance genes and associated microbial community conditions in aging landfill systems – Dong Wu, Environmental Science and Technology

Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics in Microbiome Analysis – Yuhan Hao, Methods in Microbiology

Techniques

Enhancing Metagenomic Approaches Through Synthetic Biology – Luana de Fátima Alves, Functional Metagenomics: Tools and Applications

Enhancing Functional Metagenomics of Complex Microbial Communities Using Stable Isotopes – Marcela Hernández, Functional Metagenomics: Tools and Applications

The P/N (Positive-to-Negative Links) Ratio in Complex Networks—A Promising In Silico Biomarker for Detecting Changes Occurring in the Human Microbiome – Zhanshan (Sam) Ma, Microbial Ecology

Challenges and Opportunities in Discovery of Secondary Metabolites Using a Functional Metagenomic Approach – Alinne L. R. Santana-Pereira, Functional Metagenomics: Tools and Applications

Emerging whole-cell modeling principles and methods – Arthur P. Goldberg, arxiv

Expression Platforms for Functional Metagenomics: Emerging Technology Options Beyond Escherichia coli – Anna Lewin, Functional Metagenomics: Tools and Applications

Microbes in the news

AST: The Linchpin of Antimicrobial Stewardship – James Lewis, ModernMedicine Network

The Black Death Rages In Madagascar –  Julianna LeMieux, American Council on Science and Health

Report: 17 New Species Of Bacteria Found Every Day In World’s Rainforest Cafés – The Onion (Satire)

October 4, 2017

Today’s digest features excellent reviews on recent advances in cryo-electron microscopy technology for understanding bacterial ribosome assembly,  and impact of gut microbiome on therapeutics. Happy reading!

General microbiome

Towards standards for human fecal sample processing in metagenomic studies – Paul I Costea – Nature Biotechnology

Assessment of variation in microbial community amplicon sequencing by the Microbiome Quality Control (MBQC) project consortium – Rashmi Sinha – Nature Biotechnology

Editorial : Microbiome yarns: microbiome basis of memory – Kenneth Timmis – Microbial Biotechnology

Review : Cross Talk: The Microbiota and Neurodevelopmental Disorders – John R. Kelly – Frontiers in Neuroscience

Review : Gut Microbiota, Immune System, and Bone – P. D’Amelio – Calcified Tissue International

Pregnancy and early life

Meconium microbiome as a new source of information about long-term health and disease: questions and answers – P. Wilczyńska – The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine

Evolution in fecal bacterial/viral composition in infants of two central African countries (Gabon and Republic of the Congo) during their first month of life – Lionel Brazier – Plos one

A longitudinal study of the infant nasopharyngeal microbiota: The effects of age, illness and antibiotic use in a cohort of South East Asian children – Susannah J. Salter – Plos one

Human gut microbiome

Review : Microbiota in digestive cancers: our new partner? – Anthony Lopez – Carcinogenesis

*Review : Impacts of the Human Gut Microbiome on Therapeutics – Yoshiki Vázquez-Baeza – Annual Reviews

Associations between acute gastrointestinal GvHD and the baseline gut microbiota of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients and donors – C Liu – Leukemia

Natural polyreactive IgA antibodies coat the intestinal microbiota – Jeffrey J. Bunker – Science

Time of day and eating behaviors are associated with the composition and function of the human gastrointestinal microbiota – Jennifer L Kaczmarek – The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

The Effects of an Environmentally Relevant Level of Arsenic on the Gut Microbiome and its Functional Metagenome – Liang Chi – Toxicological Sciences

Animal experiments

Probiotics modulate gut microbiota and improve insulin sensitivity in DIO mice – Renata A.Bagarolli – The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry

Decaffeinated green and black tea polyphenols decrease weight gain and alter microbiome populations and function in diet-induced obese mice – Susanne M. Henning – European Journal of Nutritional

Microbiota-related Changes in Bile Acid & Tryptophan Metabolism are Associated with Gastrointestinal Dysfunction in a Mouse Model of Autism – Anna V. Golubeva – EBioMedicine

Repeated Oral Exposure to Nε-Carboxymethyllysine, a Maillard Reaction Product, Alleviates Gut Microbiota Dysbiosis in Colitic Mice – Nesreen ALJahdali – Digestive Disease Sciences

Comparison of the Luminal and Mucosa-Associated Microbiota in the Colon of Pigs with and without Swine Dysentery – Eric R. Burrough – Frontiers in Veterinary Science

Animal microbiome

Untangling the cecal microbiota of feral chickens by culturomic and metagenomic analyses – Chiara Ferrario – Environmental Microbiology

Bacterial community associated with worker honeybees (Apis mellifera) affected by European foulbrood – Tomas Erban – PeerJ

Comparative characterization of bacterial communities in geese fed all-grass or high-grain diets – Qi Xu – Plos One

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Implication of graphene oxide in Cd-contaminated soil: A case study of bacterial communities – TingXiong – Journal of Environmental Management

Elucidating the microbial community associated with the protein preference of sludge degrading worms – Steef de Valk – Environmental Technology

Bacterial microbiomes of individual ectomycorrhizal Pinus sylvestris roots are shaped by soil horizon and differentially sensitive to nitrogen addition – Srisailam Marupakula – Environmental Microbiology

A comparative study of composting the solid fraction of dairy manure with or without bulking material: performance and microbial community dynamics – Xiao-ZhongZhong -Bioresource Technology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Individual-level trait diversity predicts phytoplankton community properties better than species richness or evenness – Simone Fontana – The ISME Journal

Bacterial community dynamics within an aerobic granular sludge reactor treating wastewater loaded with pharmaceuticals – Catarina L.Amorim – Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Food Microbiology

Chlorogenic acid versus amaranth’s caffeoylisocitric acid – Gut microbial degradation of caffeic acid derivatives – Maren Vollmer – Food Research International

Probiotics / prebiotics

Specific signatures of the gut microbiota and increased levels of butyrate in children treated with fermented cow’s milk containing heat-killed Lactobacillus paracasei CBA L74 – Roberto Berni Canani – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Beneficial effects of a probiotic blend on gastrointestinal side effects induced by leflunomide and amlodipine in a rat model – S.C. Song – Beneficial Microbes

Phages and viruses

Characterization of the human DNA gut virome across populations with different subsistence strategies and geographical origin – Simone Rampelli – Environmental Microbiology

Metabolomics

Identification of phenolic metabolites in human urine after the intake of a functional food made from grape extract by a high resolution LTQ-Orbitrap-MS approach – Gemma Sasot – Food Research International
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0963996917300297?via%3Dihub

Bioinformatics

A broken promise: microbiome differential abundance methods do not control the false discovery rate – Stijn Hawinkel – Briefings in Bioinformatics
https://academic.oup.com/bib/article/doi/10.1093/bib/bbx104/4091293/A-broken-promise-microbiome-differential-abundance

Metagenomic assembly through the lens of validation: recent advances in assessing and improving the quality of genomes assembled from metagenomes – Nathan D. Olson – Briefings in Bioinformatics

Ananke: temporal clustering reveals ecological dynamics of microbial communities – Michael W. Hall – PeerJ

Detection of Increased Plasma Interleukin-6 Levels and Prevalence of Prevotella copri and Bacteroides vulgatus in the Feces of Type 2 Diabetes Patients – Aline Zazeri Leite – Frontiers in Immunology

k-SLAM: accurate and ultra-fast taxonomic classification and gene identification for large metagenomic data sets – David Ainsworth – Nucleic Acids Research

Techniques

* The impact of recent improvements in cryo-electron microscopy technology on the understanding of bacterial ribosome assembly – Aida Razi – Nucleic acids Research

Anitha’s non-microbiology picks

A cold, clear view of life wins chemistry Nobel

Nobel physics prize awards discovery in gravitational waves

Medicine Nobel Prize Goes to Circadian Rhythm Researchers

New portable blood analyzer could improve anemia detection worldwide

Computational study sheds doubt on latest theory of birds’ mysterious magnetic compass

 

October 1, 2017

Events and jobs

Microbiome Center Networking Event – Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology, Penn State Agricultural College – October 3, 2017, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

General microbiome

Review: Old friends, microbes, and allergic diseases – N Shimojo – Allergology International

 

Human skin microbiome

Study of skin and nail Candida species as a normal flora based on age groups in healthy persons in Tehran-Iran – Z Rafat – Journal de Mycologie Médicale

 

Human gut microbiome

Variability in Eating Frequency is Associated with the Human Gastrointestinal Microbiota –  E Banishay – Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Animal experiments 

The gut-liver axis: impact of a mouse model of small-bowel bacterial overgrowth –  Q Wang – Journal of Surgical Research

Metagenomic insights into the effects of oligosaccharides on the microbial composition of cecal contents in constipated mice – L Wang – Journal of Functional Foods

Effects of gut microbiota disturbance induced in early life on the expression of extrasynaptic GABA-A receptor α5 and δ subunits in the hippocampus of adult rat  – L Liang – Brain Research Bulletin

A Subset of Polysaccharide Capsules in the Human Symbiont Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron Promote Increased Competitive Fitness in the Mouse Gut – NT Porter – Cell and Host Microbe

Animal microbiome 

Hype or Opportunity? Using Microbial Symbionts in Novel Strategies for Insect Pest Control – AK Arora – Journal of Insect Physiology

Nutritional immunology: Diversification and diet-dependent expression of antimicrobial peptides in the black soldier fly Hermetia illucens – H Vogel – Developmental & Comparative Immunology

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

Pathogen invasion changes the intestinal microbiota composition and induces innate immune responses in the zebrafish intestine – HT Yang – Fish & Shellfish Immunology

Plant, root and soil microbiome

Experimental warming reduces the diversity and functional potential of the Sphagnum microbiome – AA Carrell – bioRxiv

Long-term industrial metal contamination unexpectedly shaped diversity and activity response of sediment microbiome – S Jacquiod – Journal of Hazardous Materials

Fate of potential indicator antimicrobial resistance genes (ARGs) and bacterial community diversity in simulated manure-soil microcosms – M Wang – Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Built environment 

Bacterial community dynamics within an aerobic granular sludge reactor treating wastewater loaded with pharmaceuticals – CL Amorim – Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Food microbiology

Analysis of the bacterial microbiome in the small octopus, Octopus variabilis, from South Korea to detect the potential risk of foodborne illness and to improve product management – JJ Lee –  Food Research International

Review: Novel insights into the microbiology of fermented dairy foods – G Macori – Current Opinion in Biotechnology

Simulated gastrointestinal conditions increase adhesion ability of Lactobacillus paracasei strains isolated from kefir to Caco-2 cells and mucin – AA Bengoa – Food Research International

Chapter: Chapter 6 – Genetically Modified Microorganisms: Harmful or Helpful? – O Csutak – Genetically Engineered Foods

 

Techniques

Enhancement of subsoil denitrification using an electrode as an electron donor – S Qin – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Organic amendment type and application frequency affect crop yields, soil fertility and microbiome composition – G Cesarano – Applied Soil Ecology

Next Generation Sequencing: Problems and opportunities for next generation studies of microbial communities in food and food industry – G Cardinali – Current Opinion in Food Science

An integrated electrolysis – electrospray – ionization antimicrobial platform using Engineered Water Nanostructures (EWNS) for food safety applications – N Vaze – Food Control

Inactivation of microbiota from urban wastewater by single and sequential electrocoagulation and electro-Fenton treatments – E Anfruns-Estrada – Water Research

Microbes in the news

I’ve always wondered: Why don’t hippos get cholera? – The Conversation

Women’s bacteria thwarted attempt at anti-HIV vaginal gel – Ottawa Citizen

How to Use Your Second Brain: Microbiome Expert Laure Ysebrant on Strategic Eating, Building Immunity, and Fake Fibre. – Thrive Global

A New Drug Uses CRISPR to Fight Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria – Futurism

A TURNING OF PHAGE – Study Break

PEOPLE ARE MORE INTERESTING THAN BACTERIA: THE DR. CYRIL SHERER SAGA – The Jerusalem Post

September 30, 2017

Events and jobs

Master of Biomedical Science – University of Melbourne – Start Date: February

Visiting Professor (Part Time) Microbiology – Chamberlain College of Nursing, Jacksonville, FL Campus

Assistant Professor of Biology, Microbiology – The Department of Biology at Barnard College, Columbia University – Starting July 2018

 

General microbiome

What will membrane vesicles (MVs) bring to bacterial communication? – M Toyofuku – Microbes and Environments

Direct and context-dependent effects of light, temperature, and phytoplankton shape bacterial community composition – SF Paver – Ecosphere

 

 

Human skin microbiome

The response of human bacteria to static magnetic field and radiofrequency electromagnetic field.  – DPE Crabtree – The Journal of Microbiology

 

 

Human gut microbiome

Gut inflammation and dysbiosis in human motor neuron disease – J Rowin – Physiological Reports

Review: Tart Cherries and health: Current knowledge and need for a better understanding of the fate of phytochemicals in the human gastrointestinal tract. – AC Mayta-Apaza – Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition

Mechanisms of gut microbiota-mediated bone remodeling. – J Yan – Gut Microbes

Thiamine Acquisition Strategies Impact Metabolism and Competition in the Gut Microbe Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron – ZA Costliow – mSystems

A gut feeling about multiple sclerosis – FJ Quintana – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United Sates of America

 

Animal experiments 

Vancomycin and ceftriaxone can damage intestinal microbiota and affect the development of the intestinal tract and immune system to different degrees in neonatal mice. – RY Cheng – Pathogens and Diseases

Dietary soy, meat, and fish proteins modulate the effects of prebiotic raffinose on composition and fermentation of gut microbiota in rats. – G Bai – International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition

 

Animal microbiome 

Effects of obesity, energy restriction and neutering on the faecal microbiota of cats. – MM Fischer – The British Journal of Nutrition

The lipopolysaccharide core oligosaccharide of Burkholderia plays a critical role in maintaining a proper gut symbiosis with the bean bug Riptortus pedestris – JK Kim – Journal of Biological Chemistry

 

Plant, root and soil microbiome

Nectar-inhabiting microorganisms influence nectar volatile composition and attractiveness to a generalist pollinator. – CC Rering – The New Phytologist

Fossil Asterinaceae in the phyllosphere of the eastern Himalayan Neogene Siwalik forest and their palaeoecological significance – A Vishnu (née Mandal) – Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society

African origin of Bradyrhizobium populations nodulating Bambara groundnut (Vigna subterranea L. Verdc) in Ghanaian and South African soils – DK Puozaa – PLoS One

 

Microbiome of built environment 

Comparison of microbial communities across sections of a corroding sewer pipe and the effects of wastewater flooding. – BI Cayford – Biofouling

 

Food microbiology

Yeast community in traditional Portuguese Serpa cheese by culture-dependent and -independent DNA approaches – MTP Gonçalves Dos Santos – International Journal of Food Microbiology

 

 

Techniques

Prediction of the intestinal resistome by a novel 3D-based method – E Ruppe – bioRxiv

PHENOS: a high-throughput and flexible tool for microorganism growth phenotyping on solid media – DBH Barton – bioRxiv

Validation of standards suitable for genome size estimation of fungi – P Talhinhas – Journal of Microbiological Methods

Optimization of media components for production of antimicrobial compound by Brevibacillus brevis EGS9 isolated from mangrove ecosystem – Arumugam – Journal of Microbiological Methods

Development of a set of multiplex PCRs for detection of genes encoding cell wall-associated proteins in Staphylococcus pseudintermedius isolates from dogs, humans and the environment – N Phumthanakorn – Journal of Microbiological Methods

Microbial Forensic Analysis of Human-Associated Bacteria Inhabiting Hand Surface – J Park – Forensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series

Models of microbiome evolution incorporating host and microbial selection – Q Zeng – Microbiome

Control of Clostridium difficile Infection by Defined Microbial Communities. – J Collins – Microbiology Spectrum

Wholly Rickettsia! Reconstructed Metabolic Profile of the Quintessential Bacterial Parasite of Eukaryotic Cells – TP Driscoll – mBio

NMR window of molecular complexity showing homeostasis in superorganisms – J Kikuchi – Analyst

Lipid and protein fingerprinting for Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense strain-level classification – D.F.O. Rocha – Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 

 

Microbes in the news

Drink Up! Volunteers Swallow Bacteria That Causes Typhoid – npr

Gordon receives 2017 Horwitz Prize – Washington University School of Medicine

HyGIeaCare® Receives First Patent from USPTO – EIN News Desk

Why Does My Vagina Smell Like Cheese? An Expert Explains – Romper

Benefits of polyphenols on gut microbiota and implications in human health – Nutra Ingredients

September 29, 2017

General microbiome

Metabolic and process engineering for biodesulfurization in Gram-negative bacteria – I. Martínez, Journal of Biotechnology

Biofilms: Survival and defense strategy for pathogens – Ashutosh Kumar, International Journal of Medical Microbiology

Effect of Substrate Conversion on Performance of Microbial Fuel Cells and Anodic Microbial Communities – Zhao Yang-Guo, Environmental Engineering Science

Comparison of the impacts of zinc ions and zinc nanoparticles on nitrifying microbial community – Qiang Wu, Journal of Hazardous Materials

Models of microbiome evolution incorporating host and microbial selection – Qinglong Zeng, Microbiome

Pregnancy and early life

Impact of delivery mode on the colostrum microbiota composition – Marco Toscano, BMC Microbiology

Multi-site human microbiome

Human Microbiome in Brazil – Luciana Campos Paulino, The Brazilian Microbiome

Forensic genetics and genomics: Much more than just a human affair – Miguel Arenas, PLoS Genetics

South Asian Health: Inflammation, Infection, Exposure, and the Human Microbiome – Jennifer Leng, Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health

Natural Products as Platforms To Overcome Antibiotic Resistance – Sean E. Rossiter, Chemical Reviews

Intestinal Dysbiosis and Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Link between Gut Microbiota and the Pathogenesis of Rheumatoid Arthritis – Gabriel Horta-Baas, Journal of Immunology Research

Human respiratory microbiome

Individual Patterns of Complexity in Cystic Fibrosis Lung Microbiota, Including Predator Bacteria, over a 1-Year Period – Juan de Dios Caballero, mBio

Sputum microbiota in severe asthma patients: Relationship to eosinophilic inflammation – Naijian Li, Respiratory Medicine

Human skin microbiome

Culture characterization of the skin microbiome in type 2 diabetes mellitus: a focus on the role of innate immunity – Akshay Thimmappaiah Jagadeesh, Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice

Human vaginal microbiome

Lactobacillus iners-dominated vaginal microbiota is associated with increased susceptibility to Chlamydia trachomatis infection in Dutch women: a case–control study – Robin van Houdt, Epidemiology

Human gut microbiome

Bacterial chat: intestinal metabolites and signals in host -microbiota -pathogen interactions – Bruna C. Lustri, Infection and Immunity

Gut inflammation and dysbiosis in human motor neuron disease – Julie Rowin, Physiological Reports

Molecular basis of gut microbiome-associated colorectal cancer: A synthetic perspective – Alan R. Healy, Journal of American Chemical Society

Metagenomic Paleomicrobiology Characterizes Fecal Microbiomes and Viromes of Pre-Columbian Cultures from Vieques, Puerto Rico – Jessica I. Rivera-Perez, ProQuest

A randomised trial of the effect of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid supplements on the human intestinal microbiota – Henry Watson, BMJ Journals

Functional Changes in the Gut Microbiome Contribute to Transforming Growth Factor β-Deficient Colon Cancer – Scott G. Daniel, mSystems

The Induction of Oxalate Metabolism In Vivo Is More Effective with Functional Microbial Communities than with Functional Microbial Species – Aaron W. Miller, mSystems

Thiamine Acquisition Strategies Impact Metabolism and Competition in the Gut Microbe Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron – Zachary A. Costliow, mSystems

Human oral microbiome

Host Genetic and Environemental Associations and the Human Salivary Microbiome – Brittany Ann Demmitt, ProQuest

Animal microbiome

Pathogenesis of oral FIV infection – Craig Miller, PLoS ONE

Photosynthetic epibionts and endobionts of Pacific oyster shells from oyster reefs in rocky versus mudflat shores – Laurent Barillé, PLoS ONE

Free-living and captive turtles and tortoises as carriers of new Chlamydia spp. – Agata Mitura, PLoS ONE

Microbiomes Associated with Animals: Implications for Livestock and Animal Production – Hilario Cuquetto Mantovani, The Brazilian Microbiome

Maintenance of distal intestinal structure in the face of prolonged fasting: A comparative examination of species from five vertebrate classes – Marshall D. McCue, The Anatomical Record

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Assessment of derelict soil quality: Abiotic, biotic and functional approaches – Quentin Vincent, Science of The Total Environment

Endophytic fungal communities of Polygonum acuminatum and Aeschynomene fluminensis are influenced by soil mercury contamination – William Pietro-Souza, PLoS ONE

Shifts in the bacterial community composition along deep soil profiles in monospecific and mixed stands of Eucalyptus grandis and Acacia mangium – Arthur Prudêncio de Araujo Pereira, PLoS ONE

Temporal dynamics in microbial soil communities at anthrax carcass sites – Karoline Valseth, BMC Microbiology

Pyrosequencing reveals soil enzyme activities and bacterial communities impacted by graphene and its oxides – Yan Rong, Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry

Alterations in soil fungal community composition and network assemblage structure by different long-term fertilization regimes are correlated to the soil ionome – Chao Xue, Biology and Fertility of Soils

The Brazilian Soil Microbiome – Fernando Dini Andreote, The Brazilian Microbiome

Lechevalieria rhizosphaerae sp. nov., a novel actinomycete isolated from rhizosphere soil of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) and emended description of the genus Lechevalieria – Junwei Zhao, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Carbon nanomaterials alter plant physiology and soil bacterial community composition in a rice-soil-bacterial ecosystem – Yi Hao, Environmental Pollution

Potential sources of microbial colonizers in an initial soil ecosystem after retreat of an alpine glacier – Thomas Rime, ISME

Jaminaea pallidilutea sp. nov. (Microstromatales), a basidiomycetous yeast isolated from plant material of mangrove forests in Iran – Shaghayegh Nasr, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Klebsiella sp. confers enhanced tolerance to salinity and plant growth promotion in oat seedlings (Avena sativa) – Swapnil Sapre, Microbiological Research

Bacterial traits and quality contribute to the diet choice and survival of bacterial-feeding nematodes – Ting Liu, Soil Biology and Biochemistry

A novel Burkholderia ambifaria strain able to degrade the mycotoxin fusaric acid and to inhibit Fusarium spp. growth – Ester Simonetti, Microbiological Research

Impact of herbicide application on Beneficial soil microbial community, Nodulation and Yield parameters of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) – Raghavendra, K. S, Bulletin of Environment, Pharmacology and Life Sciences

Isolation And Characterization of Phosphate Solubilizing Microorganisms From Maize Rhizosperic Soils – S. Vinod Babu, Bulletin of Environment, Pharmacology and Life Sciences

Aerobic deterioration of corn stalk silage and its effect on methane production and microbial community dynamics in anaerobic digestion – Huan Zhang, Bioresource Technology

Plant Microbiome: Composition and Functions in Plant Compartments – Maike Rossmann, The Brazilian Microbiome

Changing soil legacies to direct restoration of plant communities – E Pernilla Brinkman, AoB Plants

Water and extremophile microbiome

Change in Emiliania huxleyi Virus Assemblage Diversity but Not in Host Genetic Composition during an Ocean Acidification Mesocosm Experiment – Andrea Highfield, Viruses

Shifts in diversity and function of lake bacterial communities upon glacier retreat – Hannes Peter, ISME

Expression and characterization of a new heat-stable endo-type alginate lyase from deep-sea bacterium Flammeovirga sp. NJ-04 – Benwei Zhu, Extremophiles

Wastewater treatment plant effluent introduces recoverable shifts in microbial community composition in receiving streams – Jacob R. Price, Science of The Total Environment

Insight into the microbial community and its succession of a coupling anaerobic-aerobic biofilm on semi-suspended bio-carriers – Bing Tang, Bioresource Technology

Acclimation to extremely high ammonia levels in continuous biomethanation process and the associated microbial community dynamics – Hailin Tian, Bioresource Technology

Effect of hydraulic retention time on microbial community in biochemical passive reactors during treatment of acid mine drainage – Yaneth Vasquez, Bioresource Technology

Microbial megacities fueled by methane oxidation in a mineral spring cave – Clemens Karwautz, ISME

Built environment

Microbes and associated soluble and volatile chemicals on periodically wet household surfaces – Rachel I. Adams, Microbiome

Food microbiology

Traditional Norwegian Kveik Yeasts: Underexplored Domesticated Saccharomyces cerevisiae Yeasts – Richard Preiss, bioRxiv

Probiotics / prebiotics

Prebiotic Oligosaccharides: Special Focus on Fructooligosaccharides, Its Biosynthesis and Bioactivity – Sudhir P. Singh, Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology

Single-strain vs multi-strain probiotic supplementation strategy against rheumatoid arthritis – Giancarlo Ceccarelli, Arthritis and Rheumatology

The Genomic Basis of Lactobacilli as Health-Promoting Organisms –  Elisa Salvetti, Microbiology Spectrum

Phages and viruses

Phage mobility is a core determinant of phage-bacteria coexistence in biofilms – Matthew Simmons, bioRxiv

Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics for Microbiome Research: Concepts, Strategies, and Advances – Leandro Nascimento Lemos, The Brazilian Microbiome

Techniques

A universal, genome-wide guide finder for CRISPR/Cas9 targeting in microbial genomes – Michelle Spoto, bioRxiv

Direct PCR offers a fast and reliable alternative to conventional DNA isolation methods for animal gut microbiomes – Elin Videvall, bioRxiv

Microbes in the news

Artwork brings ‘echoes of DNA’ to UB’s new medical school building – ELLEN GOLDBAUM, UBNow

JooMo launches new body wash with skin bacteria tech – Lucy Whitehouse, Cosmetics Design Europe