April 19, 2017

Exciting papers with locoregional effects of microbiota in a mouse model of colon carcinogenesis, maternal high fat diet detrimentally alterring epigenetic and gut microbiome pathways leading to fatty liver disease in mice.

Events and jobs

ASM Microbe 2017 : New Orleans

QC Microbiology Product Testing Associate – Experis : Irvine, CA
General microbiome

Review: Applying the design-build-test paradigm in microbiome engineering – Hoang Long Pham – Current Opinion in Biotechnology

Cohort Profile: African Collaborative Center for Microbiome and Genomics Research’s (ACCME) Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Cervical Cancer Study – Sally N. Adebamowo – International Journal of Epidemiology

Review: Cultured microbes represent a substantial fraction of the human and mouse gut microbiota – Ilias Lagkouvardos – Gut Microbes

Human skin microbiome

A distinct cutaneous microbiota pofile in autoimmune bullous disease patients – Mor Miodovnika – Experimental Dermatology

Human gut microbiome

Review : A psychology of the human brain–gut–microbiome axis – Andrew P. Allen – Social and Personality Psychology Compass

Multivariate modelling of faecal bacterial profiles of patients with IBS predicts responsiveness to a diet low in FODMAPs – Sean M P Bennet – Gut

Animal microbiome

Temporal changes in cutaneous bacterial communities of terrestrial- and aquatic- phase newts (Amphibia) – Joana Sabino-Pinto – Environmental Microbiology

The low diverse gastric microbiome of the jellyfish Cotylorhiza tuberculata is dominated by four novel taxa – Tomeu Viver – Environmental Microbiology

Studying the effect of administration route and treatment dose on the selection of enrofloxacin resistance in commensal Escherichia coli in broilers – Ilias Chantziaras -Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

The skin microbiome of the Common thresher shark (Alopias vulpinus) has low taxonomic and potential metabolic β-diversity – Michael P. Doane – Environmental Microbiology Reports

Animal experiments

Intestinal, extra-intestinal and systemic sequelae of Toxoplasma gondii induced acute ileitis in mice harboring a human gut microbiota – Eliane von Klitzing – PLOS ONE

Effects of the inclusion of a Bacillus direct-fed microbial on performance parameters, bone quality, recovered gut microflora, and intestinal morphology in broilers consuming a grower diet containing corn distillers dried grains with solubles – J. D. Latorre – Poultry Science

Effect of high-fat diet and growth stage on the diversity and composition of intestinal microbiota in healthy bovine livestock – Shengyin Jiao – Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture

*Locoregional effects of microbiota in a preclinical model of colon carcinogenesis – Sarah Tomkovich – Cancer Research

Selection of Cholesterol-Lowering Lactic Acid Bacteria and its Effects on Rats Fed with High-Cholesterol Diet – Yufang Liu – Current Microbiology

*Enhanced offspring predisposition to steatohepatitis with maternal high-fat diet is associated with epigenetic and microbiome alterations – Umesh D. Wankhade – PLOS ONE

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Archaea and bacteria mediate the effects of native species root loss on fungi during plant invasion – Steven D Mamet- The ISME Journal

An acid-tolerant ammonia-oxidizing γ-proteobacterium from soil – Masahito Hayatsu – The ISME Journal

Investigation of Arsenotrophic Microbiome in Arsenic-Affected Bangladesh Groundwater – Munawar Sultana – Groundwater

Unexpected associated microalgal diversity in the lichen Ramalina farinacea is uncovered by pyrosequencing analyses – Patricia Moya – Plos ONE

Tuber indicum shapes the microbial communities of ectomycorhizosphere soil and ectomycorrhizae of an indigenous tree (Pinus armandii) – Qiang Li – Plos ONE

The ‘known’ genetic potential for microbial communities to degrade organic phosphorus is reduced in low-pH soils – Ian D. E. A. Lidbury – Microbiology Open

Shifting microbial communities sustain multiyear iron reduction and methanogenesis in ferruginous sediment incubations – M. S. Bray – Gebiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Discovery of anaerobic lithoheterotrophic haloarchaea, ubiquitous in hypersaline habitats – Dimitry Y Sorokin – The ISME Journal

Cultivation and characterization of Candidatus Nitrosocosmicus exaquare, an ammonia-oxidizing archaeon from a municipal wastewater treatment system – Laura A Sauder – The ISME Journal

Minireview: Microbial ecology of mountain glacier ecosystems: Biodiversity, ecological connections, and implications of a warming climate – Scott Hotaling – Environmental Microbiology

Probiotics / prebiotics
Colonic gas homeostasis: Mechanisms of adaptation following HOST-G904 galactooligosaccharide use in humans – M. Mego – Neurogastroenterology and Motility

Techniques

Stochastically reduced communities—Microfluidic compartments as model and investigation tool for soil microorganism growth in structured spaces – Jialan Cao – Engineering in Life Sciences

Protocol : Metagenomics and CAZyme Discovery – Benoit J. Kunath – Protein-Carbohydrate Interactions : Methods in Molecular Biology

The resident microflora of voided midstream urine of healthy controls: standard versus expanded urine culture protocols – L. Coorevits – European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases

Microbes in the news

Study finds amoeba ‘grazing,’ killing bacteria usually protected by film

How Bacteria-Laden Beetle Poop Is Killing American Squash and Melons

Glowing bacteria detect buried landmines

Science, publishing, and career

Saturday, Science Advocates Prepare for a Long March

Anitha’s non-microbiology picks

Research unlocks molecular key to animal evolution and disease

Cumulative culture can emerge from collective intelligence in animal groups – Takao Sasaki – Nature Communications

April 18, 2017

Today’s digest hosts a number of rhizosphere-related publications as well as a good amount of interesting microbiome-host-health science.  Coming up next week is BioData World West 2017, a conference focused on Genomics/Precision Medicine/AI that I will be attending – I’ll keep an eye out for anything microbiome-related!

Events and jobs

2017 Metagenomics Workshop – Edwards Lab Event (Bioinformatics)

BioData World West 2017 – Precision Medicine, AI, Genomics Conference

General microbiome

Biological Determinants of Health: Genes, Microbes, and Metabolism Exemplars of Nursing Science – Erin P. Ferranti – Nursing Outlook

* Microbiotal-Host Interactions and Hypertension – Sarah Galla – Physiology

Multi-site human microbiome

The Landscape Ecology and Microbiota of the Human Nose, Mouth, and Throat – Diana M. Proctor – Cell Host & Microbe

Human respiratory microbiome

* The microbiome in respiratory medicine: current challenges and future perspectives – Rosa Faner – European Respiratory Journal

Human skin microbiome

Living in Peace: Host-Microbiota Mutualism in the Skin – Daniel J. Campbell – Cell Host & Microbe

Human gut microbiome

The Gut Microbiome: Connecting Spatial Organization to Function – Carolina Tropini – Cell Host & Microbe

Lactobacillus casei DG and its postbiotic reduce the inflammatory mucosal response: an ex-vivo organ culture model of post-infectious irritable bowel syndrome – Compare D – BMC Gastroenterology

Animal experiments

Age-Associated Microbial Dysbiosis Promotes Intestinal Permeability, Systemic Inflammation, and Macrophage Dysfunction – Netusha Thevaranjan – Cell Host & Microbe

Animal microbiome

PrePrint – Succession of embryonic and intestinal bacterial communities of Atlantic salmon – Jep Lokesh – bioRxiv

The Role of Rumen Microbiome on Feed Efficiency of Grazing Cattle [page 138] – Leluo Guan – 28th Annual Florida Ruminant Nutrition Symposium

Structure and dynamics of the gut bacterial microbiota of the bark beetle, Dendroctonus rhizophagus (Curculionidae: Scolytinae) across their life stages – Carlos Iván Briones-Roblero – PLOS One

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

The role of soil chemistry and plant neighbourhoods in structuring fungal communities in three Panamanian rainforests – Tyler Schappe – Journal of Ecology

Host plant compatibility shapes the proteogenome of Frankia coriariae – Amir Ktari – Frontiers in Microbiology

Managing and manipulating the rhizosphere microbiome for plant health: A systems approach – Matthew D. Wallenstein – Rhizosphere

In vitro and In vivo biofilm formation by Azotobacter isolates and its relevance to rhizosphere colonization – Mohd. Musheer Altaf – Rhizosphere

Metabolism of pyrene through phthalic acid pathway by enriched bacterial consortium composed of Pseudomonas, Burkholderia, and Rhodococcus (PBR) – Sagar Vaidya – 3 Biotech

Effects of titanium dioxide nanoparticles on soil microbial communities and wheat biomass – Janine Moll – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

The effect of simulated warming on root dynamics and soil microbial community in an alpine meadow of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau – Changting Wang – Applied Soil Ecology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Impacts of sea-level rise on sediment microbial community structure and function in two New England salt marshes, USA – Matt R. Simon – Journals of Soils and Sediments

A critical assessment of the microorganisms proposed to be important to enhanced biological phosphorus removal in full-scale wastewater treatment systems – Mikkel Stokholm-Bjerregaard – Frontiers in Microbiology

Applicability of cryoconite consortia of microorganisms and glacier-dwelling animals in astrobiological studies – Krzysztof Zawierucha – Contemporary Trends in Geoscience

Built environment

Review – Microbiological diagnosis of device-related biofilm infections – Yijuan Xu – APMIS

Patent Application – MONITORING AND MANAGING A FACILITY MICROBIOME – Dillon, Harrison – Free Patents Online

Microbes in space

Origins of Life on Mars: NASA’s Rovers Were Never Sterilized – Rhawn Gabriel Joseph – Cosmology.com

Phages and viruses

Mini Review Article – Phages in the Human Body – Ferran Navarro – Frontiers in Microbiology

Bioinformatics

* A Concurrent Subtractive Assembly Approach for Identification of Disease Associated Sub-metagenomes – Wontack Han – Research in Computational Molecular Biology. RECOMB 2017.

Techniques

Effect of environmental variation on estimating the bacterial species richness – Jongjian Chen – Frontiers in Microbiology

Thesis – USE OF MOLECULAR METHODS IN BIOTHREAT PREPAREDNESS – Katja Koskela – National Defense University: Research Publications No. 13

Microbes in the news

Pets During Pregnancy Trigger Gut Bacteria Changes for Infants That May Cut Obesity Risk, Study Finds

Gut microbiome dysregulation implicated in OCD

Microbes on the market

Innovative Microbiome-based IBD Therapeutics to Be Developed Under New Partnership

Microbiome drug candidate prevents recurrence of C. difficile infection

Ed’s non-microbiology picks

Climate change causes glacial river in Yukon to change direction

Self-taught artificial intelligence beats doctors at predicting heart attacks

Stroke rates appear to be rising steadily in young adults

Costs of Selective Attention: When Children Notice What Adults Miss – Daniel J. Plebanek – APS

California Dryness and Recovery Challenge Multi-Century Odds

April 16, 2017

A post with an overgrowth of gut and skin microbiome papers. Talk about dysbiosis!

 

General microbiome

The ovarian cancer oncobiome – Sagarika Banerjee – Oncotarget

A metagenomic approach to decipher the indigenous microbial communities of arsenic contaminated groundwater of Assam – Saurav Das – Genomics Data

Applying the design-build-test paradigm in microbiome engineering – Hoang Long Pham – Current Opinion in Biotechnology

Microbiota and their affiliation with physiochemical characteristics of different subsurface petroleum reservoirs – Xiao-Xiao Li – International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation

Sampling, sequencing and the SAD – Sharon Bewick – Ecological Complexity

Pregnancy and early life

The Maternal Diet, Gut Bacteria, and Bacterial Metabolites during Pregnancy Influence Offspring Asthma – Lawrence E. K. Gray – Frontiers in Immunology

Deficiency Leads to Dysbiosis and Bacterial Translocation in the Newborn Intestine – Jason Fawley – Journal of Surgical Research

Human respiratory microbiome

The microbiome of the lung and its extracellular vesicles in nonsmokers, healthy smokers and COPD patients – Hyun Jung Kim – Experimental & Molecular Medicine

Human skin microbiome

The Molecular Revolution in Cutaneous Biology: Investigating the Skin Microbiome – Heidi H. Kong – Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Microbiome controls mast cell differentiation in the skin – Z. Wang – Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Inflammatory gene expression in keratinocytes is regulated by HDAC8 and HDAC9 and is modulated by metabolites from the microbiome – J. Sanford – Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Ultraviolet radiation alters the skin microbiome composition – H. Ahmed – Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Isolation and Identification of the follicular microbiome: Implications for acne research – Amanda Nelson – Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Role of the cutaneous microbiome in the pathogenesis of psoriasis – D. Yan – Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Skin microbiome and psoriasis: Staphylococcus induces robust biofilm formation by Aspergillus – Pranab Mukherjee – Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Microbiome-free fatty acid cross-talk in the human pilosebaceous gland – S. Singh – Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Changes of lesional and non-lesional skin microbiome in the treatment course of atopic dermatitis – J. Na – Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Human gut microbiome

Clinical, functional, behavioural and epigenomic biomarkers of obesity – Claudio L. Lafortuna – Frontiers in Bioscience

‘Collinsella phocaeensis’ sp. nov., ‘Clostridium merdae’ sp. nov., ‘Sutterella massiliensis’ sp. nov., ‘Sutturella timonensis’ sp. nov., ‘Enorma phocaeensis’ sp. nov., ‘Mailhella massiliensis’ gen. nov., sp. nov., ‘Mordavella massiliensis’ gen. nov., sp. nov. and ‘Massiliprevotella massiliensis’ gen. nov., sp. nov., 9 new species isolated from fresh stool samples of healthy French patients – S. Ndongo – New Microbes and New Infections

Editorial: Understanding Crohn’s Disease: Immunity, Genes and Microbes – Amelia Sarmento – Frontiers in Immunology

Human Derived Gut Microbiota Modulates Colonic Secretion in Mice by Regulating 5-HT3 Receptor Expression via Acetate Production – Yogesh Bhattarai – American Journal of Physiology: Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology

Gastroparesis and lipid metabolism-associated dysbiosis in Wistar Kyoto rats – Julie E Dalziel – American Journal of Physiology: Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology

How do they stick together? Bacterial adhesins implicated in the binding of bacteria to the human gastrointestinal mucins – Bélinda Ringot-Destrez – Biochemical Society Transactions

Relationships between gut microbiota, plasma metabolites, and metabolic syndrome traits in the METSIM cohort – Elin Org – BioMed Central Genome Biology

Gut microbiota plays a role in the development of alopecia areata – Lekha Nair – Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Dysbiosis of gut microbiota by ampicillin exacerbates vitiligo – S. Akhtar – Journal of Investigative Dermatology

More frequent hemodialysis does not effectively clear protein-bound azotemic solutes derived from gut microbiome metabolism – Andrew Davenport – Kidney International

Gut microbiota and Hepatitis B virus-Induced Chronic Liver Disease: implications for faecal microbiota transplantation therapy – Yongbo Kang – Journal of Hospital Infection

The effect of probiotics as a treatment for constipation in elderly people: a systematic review – Maria Isabel Martínez-Martínez – Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics

Colonic microbiota encroachment correlates with dysglycemia in humans – Benoit Chassaing – Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Animal microbiome

Liver microbiome of Peromyscus leucopus, a key reservoir host species for emerging infectious diseases in North America – Adrien André – Infection, Genetics and Evolution

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Conversion of rainforest into agroforestry and monoculture plantation in China: Consequences for soil phosphorus forms and microbial community – Jinchuang Wang – Science of the Total Environment

Tuber indicum shapes the microbial communities of ectomycorhizosphere soil and ectomycorrhizae of an indigenous tree (Pinus armandii) – Qiang Li – PLoS ONE

Draft Genome Sequence of Chryseobacterium sp. JV274 Isolated from Maize Rhizosphere – Jordan Vacheron – Genome Anouncements

Wars between microbes on roots and fruits – Ben Lugtenberg – F1000Research

Food microbiology

Metagenomic assessment of the microbial diversity in ground pork products from markets in the North Central Region of South Korea – Ok-Kyung Koo – Journal
Journal of Environmental Science and Health

Growth of selected probiotic bacterial strains with fructans from Nendran banana and garlic – Ravichandran Shalini – LWT: Food Science and Technology

Techniques

Suitability of various DNA extraction methods for a traditional Chinese paocai system
Nan Zhao – Bioengineered

Utilization of defined microbial communities enables effective evaluation of meta-genomic assemblies – William W. Greenwald – BioMed Central Genomics

Microbes in the news

IISc makes two potent molecules to fight TB – Ravindranath Prasad – The Hindu

Essential California: Inside UC Irvine hospital’s bacteria outbreak among infants – Benjamin Oreskes and Shelby Grad – Los Angeles Times

April 9, 2017

Today’s digest features interesting research on how keystone microbial taxa regulate invasion of pathogens in agricultural systems. Also, interesting pre-print on how the gut microbiome influences the lifespan of fish.

Human gut microbiome

De novo assembly of microbial genomes from human gut metagenomes using barcoded short read sequences. Moss. E. Biorxiv

Review: Updating on Gut Microbiota and its Relationship with the Occurrence of Necrotizing Enterocolitis (Review). Hosny, M. Human Microbiome Journal

Supplementation of Diet with Galacto-oligosaccharides Increases Bifidobacteria, but not Insulin Sensitivity, in Obese Prediabetic Individuals. Canfora, E. Gastroenterology

Independence of Gut Bacterial Content and Neonatal Necrotizing Enterocolitis Severity Barron, LK. Journal of Pediatric Surgery

Evaluation of the impact of gut microbiota on uremic solute accumulation by a CE-TOFMS–based metabolomics approach. Mishima, E.Kidney International

Human skin microbiome

Semi-automated quantitative analysis of the human skin microbiome diversity  Kumagai, C. Journal of Dermatological Science

Human Skin Is the Largest Epithelial Surface for Interaction with Microbes. Gallo, R. Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Human milk microbiome

Human milk microbiome in urban and rural populations of India Yati, H. Meta Gene

Molecular Insight into Evolution of Symbiosis between Breast-Fed Infants and a Member of the Human Gut Microbiome Bifidobacterium longum.Yamada, C. Cell Chemical Biology

Food  microbiome

Microbial metabolites derived from colonic fermentation of non-digestible compounds. Tabernero, M. Current Opinion in Food Science

High relative humidity pre-harvest reduces post-harvest proliferation of Salmonella in tomatoes . Devleesschauwer, B. Food Microbiology

Plant and soil microbiome

Keystone microbial taxa regulate the invasion of a fungal pathogen in agro-ecosystems. Trivedi, P. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 

In-depth analysis of core methanogenic communities from high elevation permafrost-affected wetlands. Yang, S. Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Strigolactones in Plant Interactions with Beneficial and Detrimental Organisms: The Yin and Yang. López-Ráez, JA. Trends in Plant Science

Animal microbiome

Regulation of Life Span by the Gut Microbiota in The Short-Lived African Turquoise Killifish. Smith, P. Biorxiv

Factors influencing ruminal bacterial community diversity and composition and microbial fibrolytic enzyme abundance in lactating dairy cows with a focus on the role of active dry yeast. AlZahal, O. Journal of Dairy Science

Organochloride pesticides modulated gut microbiota and influenced bile acid metabolism in mice. Liu, Q. Environmental Pollution

Growth performance of the very small rotifer Proales similis is more dependent on proliferating bacterial community than the bigger rotifer Brachionus rotundiformis. Le, DVB.  Aquaculture

Evidence of Campylobacter jejuni reduction in broilers with early synbiotic administration Baffoni, L. International Journal of Food Microbiology

Raspberry pomace alters cecal microbial activity and reduces secondary bile acids in rats fed a high-fat diet. Fotschki, B.The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry

Rumen microbial and fermentation characteristics are affected differently by acarbose addition during two nutritional types of simulated severe subacute ruminal acidosis in vitro. Wang, Y. Anaerobe.

Metabolomics 

Targeting aggression in severe mental illness: The predictive role of genetic, epigenetic, and metabolomic markers   Manchia, M. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry

Prebiotics/Probiotics 

A three-stage continuous culture approach to study the impact of probiotics, prebiotics and fat intake on faecal microbiota relevant to an over 60 s population. Liu. Y.Journal of Functional Foods

 

April 8, 2017

General microbiome

Modeling The Consequences Of Heterogeneity In Microbial Population Dynamics – Helena Herrmann – BioRxiv

Human respiratory microbiome

16S rRNA Gene Sequencing Reveals Site-Specific Signatures Of The Upper And Lower Airways Of Cystic Fibrosis Patients – Sarah K. Lucas – BioRxiv

Review: Airway microbial dysbiosis in asthmatic patients: A target for prevention and treatment? – Kian Fan Chung – The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Human skin microbiome

Toxification of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons by commensal bacteria from human skin – Juliane Sowada – Archives of Toxicology

Human gut microbiome

Long-term use of antibiotics and risk of colorectal adenoma – Yin Cao – Gut

Changes in Composition of the Gut Bacterial Microbiome after Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection in a Pediatric Heart Transplant Patient – Kyle L. Flannigan – Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine

Animal experiments

Iron Supplements Modulate Colon Microbiota Composition and Potentiate the Protective Effects of Probiotics in Dextran Sodium Sulfate-induced Colitis – Marco Constante – Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Animal microbiome

Intestinal microbiota of healthy and unhealthy Atlantic salmon Salmo salar L. in a recirculating aquaculture system – Chun Wang – Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology

Identification and modes of action of endogenous bacteria in taphonomy of embryos and larvae – Justin L. Eagan – Palaios

Microbial community compositions in the gastrointestinal tract of Chinese Mongolian sheep using Illumina MiSeq sequencing revealed high microbial diversity – Yan Zeng – AMB Express

Skin microbiota differs drastically between co-occurring frogs and newts – Molly C. Bletz – The Royal Society Open Science

Amphibian skin microbiota exhibits temporal variation in community structure but stability of predicted Bd-inhibitory function – Molly C Bletz – ISME

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Characterization of a metagenome-derived protease from contaminated agricultural soil microorganisms and its random mutagenesis – Chengjian Jiang – Folia Microbiologica

Metagenomic analysis exploring taxonomic and functional diversity of soil microbial communities in Chilean vineyards and surrounding native forests – Luis E Castañeda – PeerJ

Initial nitrogen enrichment conditions determines variations in nitrogen substrate utilization by heterotrophic bacterial isolates – Suchismita Ghosh – BMC Microbiology

Sequential bioavailability of sedimentary organic matter to heterotrophic bacteria – Nagissa Mahmoudi – Environmental Microbiology

Seasonal and interannual dynamics of soil microbial biomass and available nitrogen in an alpine meadow in the eastern part of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, China – Bo Xu – Biogeosciences

Microbial Functional Capacity Is Preserved Within Engineered Soil Formulations Used In Mine Site Restoration – Deepak Kumaresan – Scientific Reports

Keystone microbial taxa regulate the invasion of a fungal pathogen in agro-ecosystems – P. Trivedi – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Water and extremophile microbiome

Assessing biosynthetic potential of agricultural groundwater through metagenomic sequencing: A diverse anammox community dominates nitrate-rich groundwater – William B. Ludington – PLOS ONE

Hidden diversity revealed by genome-resolved metagenomics of iron-oxidizing microbial mats from Lō’ihi Seamount, Hawai’i – Heather Fullerton – ISME

Performance and microbial community analysis in a modified anaerobic inclining-baffled reactor treating recycled paper mill effluent – Haider M. Zwain – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Microbial formation of labile organic carbon in Antarctic glacial environments – H. J. Smith – Nature Geoscience

Review: Cryospheric science: The power of glacial microbes – Elizabeth B. Kujawinski – Nature Geoscience

Taxonomic composition of Lake Baikal bacterioneuston communities – A. D. Galach’yants – Microbiology

Performance and microbial population dynamics during stable operation and reactivation after extended idle conditions in an aerobic granular sequencing batch reactor – Qiulai He – Bioresource Technology

Comparative metagenomics reveals insights into the deep-sea adaptation mechanism of the microorganisms in Iheya hydrothermal fields – Hai-liang Wang – Journal of Marine Systems

Built environment

Filthy lucre: A metagenomic pilot study of microbes found on circulating currency in New York City – Julia M. Maritz – PLOS ONE

Food microbiology

The Dynamic Microbiota Profile During Pepper (Piper nigrum L.) Peeling by Solid-State Fermentation – Qisong Hu – Current Microbiology

Molecular investigation of bacterial communities during the manufacturing and ripening of semi-hard Iranian Liqvan cheese – M. Ramezani – Food Microbiology

Identification of microbial communities, with a focus on foodborne pathogens, during kimchi manufacturing process using culture-independent and -dependent analyses – Hae-Won Lee – LWT – Food Science and Technology

Probiotics / prebiotics

Impact of probiotic Saccharomyces boulardii on the gut microbiome composition in HIV-treated patients: A double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial – Judit Villar-García – PLOS ONE

Phages and viruses

Taxonomic variability and functional stability in microbial communities infected by phages – Stilianos Louca – Environmental Microbiology

Bioinformatics

EzMap: A Simple Pipeline for Reproducible Analysis of the Human Virome – Patrick Czeczko – Bioinformatics

Microbes in the news

You Should Appreciate Germs – Bill Gates

Microbes on the market

The expanding ecosystem of microbiome startups – Juliet Preston – MedCity News

April 5, 2017

Today’s digest features interesting research on the dynamic microbiome evolution in social bees and the alteration in quorum Sensing, cell motility, stress Response, and carbohydrate metabolism  of gut microbiome by the organophosphate pesticide Diazinon. Low dose penicillin in early life can induce long term changes in mice gut microbiota, brain cytokines and behavior. Interesting reviews on the microbiome and human biology, and role of gut microbiota in the development of hypertension, including that associated with obstructive sleep apnea.

General microbiome

*Review: The Microbiome and Human Biology – Rob Knight – Annual Review of Genomics and Human Genetics

*Dynamic microbiome evolution in social bees – Waldan K. Kwong – Science Advances

Anaerobic Bacterial Fermentation Products Increase Tuberculosis Risk in Antiretroviral-Drug-Treated HIV – Leopoldo N. Segal – Cell Host & Microbe

Pregnancy and early life

Vancomycin treatment is a risk factor for vancomycin-nonsusceptible Staphylococcus capitis sepsis in preterm neonates – Marine Butin – Clinical Microbiology and Infection

Human oral microbiome

Relative abundance of total subgingival plaque-specific bacteria in salivary microbiota reflects the overall periodontal condition in patients with periodontitis – Shinya Kageyama – Plos One

Review: Biofilm over teeth and restorations: What do we need to know? – Nancy J. Lin – Dental Materials

Human skin microbiome

Cutaneous Burn Injury Promotes Shifts in the Bacterial Microbiome in Autologous Donor Skin: Implications for Skin Grafting Outcomes – Jennifer K. Plichta – Shock

Human gut microbiome

Review : The gut microbiota: a possible factor influencing systemic lupus erythematosus – Hadar Neuman – Current Opinion in Rheumatology

*Organophosphate Diazinon Altered Quorum Sensing, Cell Motility, Stress Response, and Carbohydrate Metabolism of Gut Microbiome – Bei Gao -Toxicological Sciences

Baseline gut microbiota predicts clinical response and colitis in metastatic melanoma patients treated with ipilimumab – N. Chaput – Oncology

*Review: Obstructive Sleep Apnea-Induced Hypertension: Role of the Gut Microbiota – David J. Durgan – Current Hypertension Reports

Review: The Gut Microbiota and Alzheimer’s Disease – Chunmei Jiang – Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease

Fecal Microbiota Transplantation

Fecal Microbiota Transplantation in Patients with Blood Disorders Inhibits Gut Colonization with Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria: Results of a Prospective, Single-Center Study – Jaroslaw Bilinski – Clinical Infectious Diseases

Animal microbiome

Multi-Omics Analysis Reveals a Correlation between the Host Phylogeny, Gut Microbiota and Metabolite Profiles in Cyprinid Fishes – Tongtong Li – Frontiers in Microbiology

Diurnal Dynamics of Gaseous and Dissolved Metabolites and Microbiota Composition in the Bovine Rumen – Henk J. van Lingen – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbial Biogeography and Core Microbiota of the Rat Digestive Tract – Dongyao Li – Scientific Reports

Animal experiments

Bifidobacterium in the gut microbiota confer resilience to chronic social defeat stress in mice – Chun Yang – Scientific Reports

Lack of Evidence That Selenium-Yeast Improves Chicken Health and Modulates the Caecal Microbiota in the Context of Colonization by Campylobacter jejuni – Alexandre Thibodeau – Frontiers in Microbiology

Review : Outstanding animal studies in allergy II: from atopic barrier and microbiome to allergen-specific immunotherapy – Erika Jensen-Jarolim – Current Opinion in Allergy & Clinical Immunology

Faecalibacterium prausnitzii treatment improves hepatic health and reduces adipose tissue inflammation in high-fat fed mice – Eveliina Munukka – ISME Journal

*Low-dose penicillin in early life induces long-term changes in murine gut microbiota, brain cytokines and behavior –  Sophie Leclercq – Nature Communications

Nod2 and Nod2-regulated microbiota protect BALB/c mice from diet-induced obesity and metabolic dysfunction – Ivan Rodriguez-Nunez – Scientific Reports

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Aluminum-tolerant bacteria improve the plant growth and phosphorus content in ryegrass grown in a volcanic soil amended with cattle dung manure – María de la Luz Mora- Applied Soil Ecology

Invisible but consequential: root endophytic fungi have variable effects on belowground plant–insect interactions – Huyijuie Gan – Ecosphere

Land-use types and soil chemical properties influence soil microbial communities in the semiarid Loess Plateau region in China – Qin Tian – Scientific Reports

Phylogenetic conservation of substrate use specialization in leaf litter bacteria – Kristin L. Dolan – Plos ONE

Root biomass and exudates link plant diversity with soil bacterial and fungal biomass – Nico Eisenhauer – Scientific Reports

Water and extremophile microbiome

Discrimination of Four Marine Biofilm-Forming Bacteria by LC-MS Metabolomics and Influence of Culture Parameters – Laurie Favre – Journal of Proteome Research

Iron assimilation and utilization in anaerobic ammonium oxidizing bacteria – Christina Ferousi – Current Opinion in Chemical Biology

*Potential sources of bacteria colonizing the cryoconite of an Alpine glacier – Andrea Franzetti – PLOS ONE

Spatio-Temporal Variations of Marine Biofilm Communities Colonizing Artificial Substrata Including Antifouling Coatings in Contrasted French Coastal Environments – Jean-François Briand – Microbial Ecology

Metabolomics

Review: Metabolomics: Strategies to Define the Role of Metabolism in Virus Infection and Pathogenesis – Marianne Manchester – Advances in Virus Research

Effect of Major Royal Jelly Proteins on Spatial Memory in Aged Rats: Metabolomics Analysis in Urine – Di Chen -Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Food microbiology

Sourdough authentication: quantitative PCR to detect the lactic acid bacterial microbiota in breads – Erica Pontonio – Scientific Reports

Probiotics / prebiotics

Evaluation of Potential Probiotics Isolated from Human Milk and Colostrum – Quésia S. Damaceno – Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins

Bioinformatics

SLIMM: species level identification of microorganisms from metagenomes – Temesgen Hailemariam Dadi – PeerJ

Techniques

Advantages of genome sequencing by long-read sequencer using SMRT technology in medical area – Kazuma Nakano – Human Cell

High-pressure microscopy for tracking dynamic properties of molecular machines – Masayoshi Nishiyama – Biophysical Chemistry

Gut Microbiome Standardization in Control and Experimental Mice – Kathy D. McCoy – Current Protocols in Immunology

Diastereomer-specific Quantification of Bioactive Hexosylceramides from Bacteria and Mammals – Johanna von Gerichten – Journal of Lipid Research

Microbes in the news

Genetically engineered microbes make their own fertilizer, could feed the world’s poorest

The Next Plague (5) Bacteria: The Coming And Going And Coming Again Of Bacterial Plagues

Latest Helicobacter pylori breakthrough could lead to eradication of bacteria

Science, publishing, and career

Journal editor calls for ‘culture change’ around clinical trial data

Anitha’s non-microbiology picks

In the quest of Planet 9

April 1, 2017

Events and jobs

Asst/Assoc Collegiate-Track Clinical Microbiology Faculty – Virginia Tech

General microbiome

Salivary inflammatory markers and microbiome in normoglycemic lean and obese children compared to obese children with type 2 diabetes – Waleed F. Janem – PLOS ONE

Microbiome study finds children with type 2 diabetes more likely to have poor oral health – Ellen Goldbaum – Medical Xpress

Cross-talk among metabolic parameters, esophageal microbiota, and host gene expression following chronic exposure to an obesogenic diet – Nadeem O. Kaakoush – Scientific Reports

Review: Microbiome Tools for Forensic Science – Jessica L. Metcalf – Trends in Biotechnology

Book: Forensic Microbiology – David O. Carter

Review: The legacy of the past: effects of historical processes on microbial metacommunities – Máté Vass – Aquatic Microbial Ecology

Human respiratory microbiome

The microbiome and secondary lung disease in neuromuscular patients: Is it time to change our clinical practice? – Reply – Florian Stehling – Respirology

Human skin microbiome

Patterns in the skin microbiota differ in children and teenagers between rural and urban environments – Jenni Lehtimäki – Scientific Reports

Human vaginal microbiome

Transient microbiota exposures activate dormant Escherichia coli infection in the bladder and drive severe outcomes of recurrent disease – Nicole M. Gilbert – PLOS Pathogens

Vaginal bacteria can trigger recurrent UTIs, study shows – Science Daily

Human gut microbiome

Review: Diet and microbiota in inflammatory bowel disease: The gut in disharmony – Davy CM Rapozo – World Journal of Gastroenterology

The microbiome of professional athletes differs from that of more sedentary subjects in composition and particularly at the functional metabolic level – Wiley Barton – Gut

Animal experiments

NLRP12 regulates gut microbiota to suppress intestinal inflammation – Katrina Ray – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Animal microbiome

Community structure of the gut microbiota in sympatric species of wild Drosophila – Vincent G. Martinson – Ecology Letters

Defining Brugia malayi and Wolbachia symbiosis by stage-specific dual RNA-seq – Alexandra Grote – PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases

Researchers profile symbiotic relationship between bacteria and filarial nematodes – Medical Xpress

The Bacterial Community Found on the surface Purple Martin (Progne subis) Eggs – Beth A. Potter – The Open Ornithology Journal

Stable mucus-associated bacterial communities in bleached and healthy corals of Porites lobata from the Arabian Seas – Ghaida Hadaidi – Scientific Reports

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Relationship of microbial communities and suppressiveness of Trichoderma fortified composts for pepper seedlings infected by Phytophthora nicotianae – Margarita Ros – PLOS ONE

Two-year field monitoring shows little evidence that transgenic potato containing ABF3 significantly alters its rhizosphere microbial community structure – Ki Jung Nam – Journal of Ecology and Environment

Members of Gammaproteobacteria as indicator species of healthy banana plants on Fusarium wilt-infested fields in Central America – Martina Köberl – Scientific Reports

Review: From yogurt to yield: Potential applications of lactic acid bacteria in plant production – John R. Lamont – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Changes in soil bacterial community structure as a result of incorporation of Brassica plants compared with continuous planting eggplant and chemical disinfection in greenhouses – Tianzhu Li – PLOS ONE

Water and extremophile microbiome

Impact of selectively enriched microbial communities on long-term fermentative hydrogen production – R.K. Goud – Bioresource Technology

Co-invasion hypothesis explains microbial community structure changes in upland streams affected by riparian invader – Paul J. McInerney – Freshwater Science

Silver nanoparticles uptake by salt marsh plants – Implications for phytoremediation processes and effects in microbial community dynamics – Joana P. Fernandes – Marine Pollution Bulletin

Food microbiology

Identification of Microbial Profile of Koji Using Single Molecule, Real-Time Sequencing Technology – Wenyan Hui – Journal of Food Science

Probiotics / prebiotics

Roles of Probiotic Lactobacilli Inclusion in Helping Piglets Establish Healthy Intestinal Inter-environment for Pathogen Defense – Jiajun Yang – Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins

Phages and viruses

Review: Intriguing interaction of bacteriophage-host association: An understanding in the era of omics – Krupa M. Parmar – Frontiers in Microbiology

Bioinformatics

Review: Are Next-Generation Sequencing Tools Ready for the Cloud? – Antonio Celesti – Trends in Biotechnology

Techniques

Genomic Methods and Microbiological Technologies for Profiling Novel and Extreme Environments for the Extreme Microbiome Project (XMP) – Scott Tighe – Journal of Biomolecular Technology

In vitro gene expression-coupled bacterial cell chip for screening species-specific antimicrobial enzymes – Seok-Joon Kwon – Journal of Biotechnology and Bioengineering

Review: International Standards for Genomes, Transcriptomes, and Metagenomes – Christopher E. Mason – Journal of Biomolecular Technology

A comparison of sampling methods for examining the laryngeal microbiome – Alissa S. Hanshew – PLOS ONE

Microbes in the news

Probiotics For Babies: Why Your Baby’s Gut Health Is So Important –  Joy D’Souza – The Huffington Post Canada

NIH Wants to Test New Bacteria Therapy for Eczema – Maggie Fox – NBC News

Microbes on the market

Regulator OKs bacteria’s spread – Martin Cash – Winnipeg Free Press