June 26, 2018

Today’s Microbiome Digest cover the topics on bioinformatics; methods and models; trials and therapies; infection and immunity; microbiome of human gut, human vagina, insect, animals, plant, marine; food and nutrition; bioremediation and metabolomics.

 

EVENTS- JOBS – PhD POSITIONS:

Event – Organoids: Modelling Organ Development and Disease in 3D Culture – EMBO| EMBL Symposia

 

NEWS and VIEWS:

Pairing off: a bottom-up approach to the human gut microbiome– Clare Abreu – Molecular Systems Biology

 

BIOINFORMATICS:
Zero-inflated generalized Dirichlet multinomial regression model for microbiome compositional data analysis – Tang ZZ – Biostatistics

 

METHODS and MODELS:

Book Chapter – Methods for Microbiota Analysis: Sample Collection and Laboratory Methods – Saleh Ibrahim – The Microbiome in Rheumatic Diseases and Infection

Review: Culturing the human microbiota and culturomics – Lagier JC – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Using glycolysis enzyme sequences to inform Lactobacillus phylogeny – Katelyn Brandt – Microbial Genomics

Multicenter study establishing the clinical validity of a nucleic-acid amplification-based assay for the diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis – Cartwright CP – Diagnostics Microbiology and Infectious Disease.

PATENT – SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR DEVELOPING AND USING A MICROBIOME-BASED ACTION COMPONENT FOR PATIENT HEALTH – Warren Tracy, Jantzen Tammi Gregory Katherine

 

TRIALS and THERAPIES:

Antimicrobial photodynamic therapy as a new approach for the treatment of vulvovaginal candidiasis: preliminary results – Aline Silva Sousa – Lasers in Medical Science

Review – Prevention of Cystitis: Travelling between the Imaginary and Reality – Vecchio M – Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism

 

INFECTIONS and IMMUNITY:

Book Chapter – The Impact of Infections on Reproduction and Fertility – VE Jones – Clinical Reproductive Science

Intestinal barrier disruption and dysregulated mucosal immunity contribute to kidney fibrosis in chronic kidney disease – Yang J – Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation

In Press: Treatment and Prevention of Recurrent Lower Urinary Tract Infections in Women: A Rapid Review with Practice Recommendations – Ariana l Smith – The Journal of Urology

Book Chapter – Immunology of the Microbiome: Implications for Rheumatoid Arthritis and Other Autoimmune Diseases – Daniel M Altmann – The Microbiome in Rheumatic Diseases and Infection

 

VAGINAL MICROBIOME:

Description of three new Peptoniphilus species cultured in the vaginal fluid of a woman diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis: Peptoniphilus pacaensis sp. nov., Peptoniphilus raoultii sp. nov., and Peptoniphilus vaginalis sp. nov. – Diop K – Microbiology Open

 

GUT MICROBIOME: 

Preview – Gut microbiota as a missing link between nutrients and traits of human – Hea-Jong Chung – Frontiers in Microbiology

Preview – The gut-brain axis, the human gut microbiota and their integration in the development of obesity – Edward S Bliss – Frontiers in Microbiology

Review – The Gut Microbiome as a Target for the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes – Ömrüm Aydin – Current Diabetes reports

Beneficial metabolic effects of 2’, 3’, 5’-tri-acetyl-N6-(3-hydroxylaniline) adenosine in multiple biological matrices and intestinal flora of hyperlipidemic hamsters– Tianqi Li – Journal of Proteome Research

 

ANIMAL MICROBIOME:

Preview – Dynamics of gut microbiota diversity during the early development of an avian host: evidence from a cross-foster experiment – Aimeric Teyssier – Frontiers in Microbiology

Enterococcus faecium WEFA23 from infant lessens high-fat-diet-induced hyperlipidemia via cholesterol 7-alpha-hydroxylase gene by altering the composition of gut microbiota in rats – Fuqing Huang – ScienceDirect

Evaluation of the impact of dental prophylaxis on the oral microbiota of dogs – Flancman R – PloS One

Microbial diversity and community composition of caecal microbiota in commercial and indigenous Indian chickens determined using 16s rDNA amplicon sequencing – Ramesh J Pandit – Microbiome

 

GENERAL MICROBIOME:

Review – Role of nutrition, infection, and the microbiota in the efficacy of oral vaccines – Amrita Bhattacharjee – Clinical Science

Commensal Microbiota Enhance Both Osteoclast and Osteoblast Activities – Yoko Uchida – Molecules

 

PLANT/ROOT/SOIL MICROBIOME:

Editorial – The contribution of plant microbiota to economy growth – Angela Sessitsch – Microbial Biotechnology

Colonization cues of leaf- and root-inhabiting bacterial microbiota of Atractylodes lancea derived in vitro and in vivo – Yong Jia – Plant and Soil

Preview – Complete Genome Sequence of Industrial Biocontrol Strain Paenibacillus polymyxa HY96-2 and Further Analysis of Its Biocontrol Mechanism – Yuanchan Luo – – Frontiers in Microbiology

Genome Sequence of Bacillus megaterium Strain YC4-R4, a Plant Growth-Promoting Rhizobacterium Isolated from a HighSalinity Environment – Juan Ignacio Vílchez – GenomeAnnouncements

 

INSECT MICROBIOME:

Exposure of soil collembolans to microplastics perturbs their gut microbiota and alters their isotopic composition – DongZhu – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

 

SKIN MICROBIOME:

Book Chapter – Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis – Madhura Castelino – The Microbiome in Rheumatic Diseases and Infection

 

MARINE MICROBIOME:
Metagenomics Sheds Light on the Ecology of Marine Microbes and Their Viruses – Felipe Hernandes Coutinho – Trends in Microbiology

 

NEONATAL/INFANT MICROBIOME:

Communication – Maternal Intrapartum Antibiotic Administration and Infantile Colic: Is there a Connection? – Leppälehto E – Neonatology

Review – Intrauterine Inflammation, Epigenetics, and Microbiome Influences on Preterm Infant Health – Lu L – Current Pathobiology Reports

 

CROSS – POPULATION MICROBIOME:
Similarities and differences in gut microbiome composition correlate with dietary patterns of Indian and Chinese adults – Abhishek Jain – AMB Express

 

PHAGES/VIRUSES:

Genome Sequence of the Pseudomonas protegens Phage GP100 – Jordan Vacheron – GenomeAnnouncements

 

FOOD and NUTRITION:

Plasma and urine metabolite profiling reveals the protective effect of Clinacanthus nutans in an ovalbumin-induced anaphylaxis model: 1H-NMR metabolomics approach – Leng Wei Khoo – Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis

Drivers that establish and assembly the lactic acid bacteria biota in cheeses – Marco Gobbetti – Trends in Food Science & Technology

The food safety of DP-356Ø43 soybeans on SD rats reflected by physiological variables and fecal microbiota during a 90-day feeding study – Zou S – Regul Toxicol Pharmacol

Fermented Soybean Suppresses Visceral Fat Accumulation in Mice – Kushida M – Molecular Nutrition and Food Research

Combined Use of C. butyricum Sx-01 and L. salivarius C-1-3 Improves Intestinal Health and Reduces the Amount of Lipids in Serum via Modulation of Gut Microbiota in Mice – Long M – Nutrients

Review – Dietary polyphenols: A novel strategy to modulate microbiota-gut-brain axis – Diana Serra – Trends in Food Science & Technology

 

METABOLOMICS:

Non-invasive urinary metabolomic profiles discriminate biliary atresia from infantile hepatitis syndrome – Wei-Wei Li – Metabolomics

Metabolomics of the amniotic fluid: Is it a feasible approach to evaluate the safety of Chinese medicine during pregnancy? – Jinjun Shan – Journal of Applied Toxicology

Article – A validated, fast method for quantification of sterols and gut microbiome derived 5α/β-stanols in human faeces by isotope dilution LC-high resolution MS – Schoett HF – Analytical Chemistry

 

BIOREMEDIATION:

Bioprospecting for microbes with potential hydrocarbon remediation activity on the northwest coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, using DNA sequencing – Mariela Beatriz Reyes-Sosa – Science of The Total Environment

 

ANTIBIOTIC SUSCEPTIBILITY:
Skin and nasal vestibule colonisation by Staphylococcus aureus and its susceptibility to drugs in atopic dermatitis patients – Wrobel J – Annals of Agriculture and Environmental Medicine

 

 

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June 22, 2018

Have a happy weekend! Today in Microbiome Digest: reviews on microbiome immunity and type 1 diabetes,  metatranscriptome analysis of vaginal microbiome, Differences in gut microbiota associated with age, sex, and stool consistency, microbes in the news, and more…

Events and jobs

Scientist – Genomics and Microbiome – Madison, WI

Bioinformatics Scientific Programmer – Quadram Institute Bioscience

General microbiome

Review: Communication Between the Microbiota and Mammalian Immunity – Kyla S. Ost – Annual Review of Microbiology

Host genotype-specific microbiota do not influence the susceptibility of Dmagna to a bacterial pathogen – Marilou P. Sison-Mangus – Scientific Reports

Pregnancy and early life

Book chapter: Implantation Failure 1: Intrauterine Circumstances and Embryo–Endometrium Synchrony at Implantation – Keiji Kuroda – Treatment Strategy for Unexplained Infertility and Recurrent Miscarriage

Special Issue: Microbiome in normal and pathological pregnancies: A literature overview – Carla R. Taddei – American Journal of Reproductive Immunology

Multi-site human microbiome

Bacterial invasion of dentinal tubules from the external root surface with and without an intact cemental layer- a confocal laser scanning microscopic study – Jovita D’souza – Advances in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

Human respiratory microbiome

Review: Drug Resistance and Gene Transfer Mechanisms in Respiratory/Oral Bacteria – Jiang S – Journal of Dental Research

Ecology and diversity in upper respiratory tract microbial population structures from a cross-sectional community swabbing study –  Abigail L. Coughtrie – Journal of Medical Microbiology

Human skin microbiome

Skin Microbiota in Obese Women at Risk for Surgical Site Infection After Cesarean Delivery – Kara M. Rood – Scientific Reports

Human vaginal microbiome

Review: Pharmacology of Antiretrovirals in the Female Genital Track for HIV Prevention – Melanie R. Nicol – The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology

Metatranscriptome Analysis of the Vaginal Microbiota Reveals Potential Mechanisms for Protection against Metronidazole in Bacterial Vaginosis – Zhi-Luo Deng – mSphere 

Human gut microbiome

Review: Gut microbiome in type 1 diabetes: A comprehensive review – Zheng P – Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews

A Small Molecule-Screening Pipeline to Evaluate the Therapeutic Potential of 2-Aminoimidazole Molecules Against Clostridium difficile – Thanissery R – Frontiers in Microbiology

Differences in gut microbiota associated with age, sex, and stool consistency in healthy Japanese subjects – Tomohisa Takagi – Journal of Gastroenterology

Dietary Supplementation with a Magnesium-Rich Marine Mineral Blend Enhances the Diversity of Gastrointestinal Microbiota – Erin K. Crowley – Marine Drugs

The developing premature infant gut microbiome is a major factor shaping the microbiome of neonatal intensive care unit rooms – Brandon Brooks – Microbiome

Review: Potential Role of the Gut Microbiome in ALS: A Systematic Review – Michelle L. Wright – Biological Research for Nursing

Animal experiments

Lack of liver steatosis in germ-free mice following hypercaloric diets – Stephan C. Bischoff – European Journal of Nutrition

 Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Exploring Elicitors of the Beneficial Rhizobacterium Bacillus amyloliquefaciens SQR9 to Induce Plant Systemic Resistance and Their Interactions With Plant Signaling Pathways – Gengwei Wu – Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions

Correlation and Distribution of Xenobiotics Genes and Metabolic Activities with Level of Total Petroleum Hydrocarbon in Soil, Sediment and Estuary Water in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria U. O. Edet – Asian Journal of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering

Review: Status and future of disease protection and grape berry quality alteration by microorganisms in viticulture – Misa Otoguro – Letters in Applied Microbiology

Editorial: The contribution of plant microbiota to economy growth – Angela Sessitsch – Microbial Biotechnology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Mini-Review: Future direction in marine bacterial agarases for industrial applications -Saeid Tamadoni Jahromi – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Prokaryotic assemblages in the maritime Antarctic Lake Limnopolar (Byers Peninsula, South Shetland Islands) – M. Papale – Extremophiles

Taxonomy, phylogeny and ecology of cultivable fungi present in seawater gradients across the Northern Antarctica Peninsula – Vívian N. Gonçalves – Extremophiles 

A strong link between marine microbial community composition and function challenges the idea of functional redundancy – Pierre E. Galand – The ISME Journal

Probiotics / prebiotics

Gut Microbiota, Probiotics, and Sport: From Clinical Evidence to Agonistic Performance – Marco Pane – Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology

 Microbes in the news

‘Green’-feed: Industrial microbes could feed cattle, pigs, chicken

SMU researchers hope microbes will lead them to strike oil offshore

Scientists Reveal How Gut Microbes ‘Recover’ After Antibiotic Treatment

Celebrate your gut microbiota on the first World Microbiome day!

 Microbes on the market (news about biotech companies)

Human Microbiome Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2018 – 2026

MaaT Pharma and Lutech Sign Licensing Agreement on Microbiome Therapy for Graft-vs-Host Disease

 

Ashok’s non-microbiology picks

The Rheumatoid Arthritis-Associated Citrullinome – Ronak Tilvawala – Cell Chemical Biology

Inflammation-Induced, STING-Dependent Autophagy Restricts Zika Virus Infection in the Drosophila Brain – Yuan Liu – Cell Host & Microbe

Distinct progenitor lineages contribute to the heterogeneity of plasmacytoid dendritic cells – Patrick Fernandes Rodrigues – Nature Immunology

A synaptic threshold mechanism for computing escape decisions – Dominic A. Evans – Nature

June 19, 2018

In today’s digest you can read about: the field of CRISPR-CAS antimicrobials by E. Pursey, “microbiota influencers” by G. Rizzatti, bioplastic producing bacterial communities by V. Kumar, mixotrophic behavior of the harmful benthic dinoflagellate by B. Lee and many many diverse and interesting articles. Enjoy!

General microbiome

CRISPR-Cas antimicrobials: Challenges and future prospects Elizabeth Pursey – PLOS Pathogens

Considering Microbial CO2 during Microbe-Plant Cocultivation – Birgit Piechulla – Plant Physiology

Metabolic model-based analysis of the emergence of bacterial cross-feeding via extensive gene loss – Colin P. McNally  – BMC Systems Biology

Pregnancy and early life

Prevalence of antibiotic resistance in commensal Escherichia coli among the children in rural hill communities of Northeast India – Ashish Kumar Singh – PLOS One

Shared and Distinct Features of Human Milk and Infant Stool Viromes – Pia S. Pannaraj – Frontiers in Microbiology

Preterm infant gut microbial patterns related to the development of necrotizing enterocolitis – Tristan P. Lindberg – The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine

Human respiratory microbiome

Multi-omic profiling to assess the effect of iron starvation in Streptococcus pneumoniae TIGR4 – Irene Jiménez-Munguía – PeerJ

Human gut microbiome

Addendum: “I will survive”: A tale of bacteriophage-bacteria coevolution in the gut – Luisa De Sordi – Gut Microbes

The Gut-Associated Microbiome of the Eastern Spruce Budworm Does Not Influence Larval Growth or Survival – Melbert T Schwarz – bioRxiv

Prioritizing and modelling of putative drug target proteins of Candida albicans by systems biology approach – Tariq Ismail – Acta Biochimica Polonica

Antibiotic and Modulation of Microbiota: A New Paradigm? – Gianenrico Rizzatti – Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology

Streptomyces, shared microbiome member of soil and gut, as “old friends” against colon cancer – Alireza Bolourian – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Gut Microbial-related Choline Metabolite Trimethylamine-N-oxide is Associated with Progression of Carotid Artery Atherosclerosis in HIV Infection – Zhilei Shan – The Journal of Infectious Diseases

Role of Microbiota in Sexually Dimorphic Immunity – Marlies Elderman – Frontiers in Immunology

Early results of fecal microbial transplantation protocol implementation at a community-based university hospital – Rodrigo Duarte-Chavez – Journal of Global Infectious Diseases

Gut microbiota modulate neurobehavior through changes in brain insulin sensitivity and metabolism – Marion Soto – Molecular Psychiatry

The Rise and Rise of Eosinophilic Gut Diseases Including Eosinophilic Esophagitis Is Probably Not Explained by the Disappearance of Helicobacter pylori, so Who or What’s to Blame? – Nicholas J. Talley – The American Journal of Gastroenterology

Effect of administration of a probiotic preparation on gut microbiota and immune response in healthy women in India: an open-label, single-arm pilot study – Ankita Singh – BMC Gastroenterology

Animal experiments

Toxin-positive Clostridium difficile latently infect mouse colonies and protect against highly pathogenic C. difficile – Lucie Etienne-Mesmin – Gut microbiome

Animal microbiome

A comparative analysis of microbial profile of Guinea fowl and chicken using metagenomic approach – Sarayu Bhogoju – PLOS One

Tracking sources of Clostridium botulinum type E contamination in seal meat – Daniel Leclair – International Journal of Circumpolar Health

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Applying predictive models to decipher rhizobacterial modifications in common reed die-back affected populations – Giovanni Bacci – Science of The Total Environment

Bioplastic reservoir of diverse bacterial communities revealed along altitude gradient of Pangi-Chamba trans-Himalayan region – Vijay Kumar – FEMS Microbiology Letters

Antagonism and antibiotic resistance drive a species-specific plant microbiota differentiation in Echinacea spp – Valentina Maggini – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Divergent Responses of the Diazotrophic Microbiome to Elevated CO2 in Two Rice Cultivars – Yongjie Yu – Frontiers in Microbiology

Synthesis and detoxification of nitric oxide in the plant beneficial rhizobacterium Bacillus amyloliquefaciens SQR9 and its effect on biofilm formation – Xiaoyan Dong – Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications

Understanding the Strategies to Overcome Phosphorus–Deficiency and Aluminum–Toxicity by Ryegrass Endophytic and Rhizosphere Phosphobacteria – Patricio J. Barra – Frontiers in Microbiology

Soil viruses are underexplored players in ecosystem carbon processing – Gareth Trubl – bioRxiv

Dispersal limitation and thermodynamic constraints govern spatial structure of permafrost microbial communities –  Eric M Bottos – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Changes of soil microbial and enzyme activities are linked to soil C, N and P stoichiometry in afforested ecosystems – F.Z. Zhao – Forest Ecology and Management

Responses of soil microbial communities to nutrient limitation in the desert-grassland ecological transition zone – Cui Y – The Science of the Total Environment

Observed metabolic asymmetry within soybean root nodules reflects unexpected complexity in rhizobacteria-legume metabolite exchange – Dušan Veličković – The ISME Journal

Antibacterial activity of soil bacteria isolated from Kochi, India and their molecular identification – Davis Gislin – Journal of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology

Brassica napus Growth in Lead-Polluted Soil: Bioaccumulation in Plant Organs at Different Ontogenetic Stages and Lead Fractionation in Soil – Gisele V. Ferreyroa – Water, Air, & Soil Pollution

Editorial: “Plant-Microbe-Insect Interaction: Source for Bio-fertilizers, Bio-medicines and Agent Research” – Gero Benckiser – Frontiers in Plant Science

Broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity by Burkholderia cenocepacia TAtl-371, a strain isolated from the tomato rhizosphere – Fernando Uriel Rojas-Rojas – Microbiology

Improvement of Ni phytoextraction by Alyssum murale and its rhizosphere microbial activities by applying nitrogen fertilizer – Ali Kanso – Ecological Research

Water and extremophile microbiome

Abundance determines the functional role of bacterial phylotypes in complex communities – Damian W. Rivett  – Nature Microbiology

Metabolic Diversity within the Globally Abundant Marine Group II Euryarchaea Drives Ecological Patterns – Benjamin J Tully – bioRxiv

Diversity of bacterial communities and dissolved organic matter in a temperate estuary – Helena Osterholz – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Clean Low-Biomass Procedures and Their Application to Ancient Ice Core Microorganisms – Zhi-Ping Zhong – Frontiers in Microbiology

Genetic diversity and co-occurrence patterns of marine cyanopodoviruses and picocyanobacteria – Yingting Sun – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Proteome response of a metabolically flexible anoxygenic phototroph to Fe(II) oxidation – Casey Bryce – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Genome rearrangement shapes Prochlorococcus ecological adaptation – Wei Yan – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

High CO2 Under Nutrient Fertilization Increases Primary Production and Biomass in Subtropical Phytoplankton Communities: A Mesocosm Approach – Nauzet Hernández-Hernández – Frontiers in Microbiology

Genetic Analyses of the rbcL and psaA Genes From Single Cells Demonstrate a Rhodophyte Origin of the Prey in the Toxic Benthic Dinoflagellate Ostreopsis – Bora Lee – Frontiers in Marine Science

Ubiquitous abundance distribution of non-dominant plankton across the global ocean – Enrico Ser-Giacomi – Nature Ecology & Evolution

Copiotrophic marine bacteria are associated with strong iron‐binding ligand production during phytoplankton blooms – Shane L. Hogle – Limnology and Oceanography

Dynamics and interactions of highly resolved marine plankton via automated high-frequency sampling – David M. Needham – The ISME Journal

Distinct patterns and processes of abundant and rare eukaryotic plankton communities following a reservoir cyanobacterial bloom – Yuanyuan Xue – The ISME Journal

Coral Microbiomes as Bioindicators of Reef Health – Sofia Roitman – Population Genomics

Microbial community structure and functional potential along a hypersaline gradient – Jeffrey A. Kimbrel – Frontiers in Microbiology

Comparative genomics of Pseudomonas sp. strain SI-3 associated with macroalga Ulva prolifera, the causative species for green tide in the Yellow Sea – Huihui Fu – Frontiers in Microbiology

Probiotics / prebiotics

Pilot assessment of probiotics for pregnant women in Rwanda – Amy McMillan – PLOS One

Phages and viruses

Low spatial structure and selection against secreted virulence factors attenuates pathogenicity in Pseudomonas aeruginosa – Elisa T Granato – bioRxiv

Identification of anti-norovirus genes in mouse and human cells using genome-wide CRISPR activation screening –  Robert Orchard – bioRxiv

Biotechnology

Simultaneous autotrophic removal of sulphate and nitrate at different voltages in a bioelectrochemical reactor (BER): Evaluation of degradation efficiency and characterization of microbial communities – Hao Xua – Bioresource Technology

Evaluation of A Novel Split-Feeding Anaerobic/Oxic Baffled Reactor (A/OBR) For Foodwaste Anaerobic Digestate: Performance, Modeling and Bacterial Community – Shaojie Wang – Scientific Reports

Viewpoint: Synthetic Biology for Natural Compounds – Xinrui Zhao – Biochemistry

Bioinformatics

iMetaLab 1.0: A web platform for metaproteomics data analysis – Bo Liao – Bioinformatics

Taxonomy annotation and guide tree errors in 16S rRNA databases – Robert Edgar​ – PeerJ

The Microbial Genomes Atlas (MiGA) webserver: taxonomic and gene diversity analysis of Archaea and Bacteria at the whole genome level – Luis M Rodriguez-R – Nucleic Acids Research

Techniques

Whole-Cell MALDI-TOF MS Versus 16S rRNA Gene Analysis for Identification and Dereplication of Recurrent Bacterial Isolates – Michal Strejcek – Frontiers in Microbiology

Low-power portable devices for metagenomics analysis: Fog computing makes bioinformatics ready for the Internet of Things –  Ivan Merelli – Future Generation Computer Systems

Microbes in the news 

Unique microbe could thrive on Mars, help future manned missions

In a Warming World, Deadly Bacteria Are More Resistant to Antibiotics

Microbes on the market

Startup aims to make allies of human gut’s microbes

Department of Energy Announces $40 Million for Bio-Based Research

Tina’s non-microbiology picks

Towards an Evolutionary Perspective in Teaching and Popularizing Microbiology – Fernando Bueno Ferreira Fonseca de Fraga – Journal of  Microbiology & Biology Education

 

April 28, 2018

Genomic analysis of tick endosymbionts, re-evaluation of the phylogenetic placement of mitochondria outside alphaproteobacteria, gravity sensing in fungi acquired by horizontal gene transfer from bacteria.

General microbiome

Review: Malaria and the microbiome: a systematic review – Matthew M Ippolito – Clinical Infectious Diseases

Pregnancy and early life

The fallopian tube microbiome: implications for reproductive health – Elise S Pelzer – Oncotarget

Animal microbiome

The influence of diet and environment on the gut microbial community of field crickets – Soon Hwee Ng – Ecology and Evolution

Comparison of closely related, uncultivated Coxiella tick endosymbiont population genomes reveals clues about the mechanisms of symbiosis – Despina Tsementzi – Environmental Microbiology

Insights into the bacterial symbiont diversity in spiders – Lihua Zhang – Ecology and Evolution

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Legume endosymbionts: Drought stress tolerance in second‐generation chickpea (Cicer arietinum) seeds – V Kumari – Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science

Quantifying the Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Plant Root Colonization by Beneficial Bacteria in a Microfluidic Habitat – Jayde A Aufrecht – Advanced Biosystems

Response of the wheat rhizosphere soil nematode community in wheat/walnut intercropping system in Xinjiang, Northwest China – Peng-hua Bai – Applied Entomology and Zoology

Pre-print: Host identity and functional traits determine the community composition of the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in facultative epiphytic plant species – Maria del Mar Alguacil – bioRxiv

Seagrass rhizosphere microenvironment alters plant‐associated microbial community composition – Kasper Elgetti Brodersen – Environmental Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Impacts of elevated atmospheric CO2 concentration on terrestrial-aquatic carbon transfer and a downstream aquatic microbial community – Emma Rochelle-Newell – Aquatic Sciences

Community differentiation of bacterioplankton in the epipelagic layer in the South China Sea – Yi Zhang – Ecology and Evolution

Built environment

Review: Ecotoxicological effects of microplastics on biota: a review – Sadasivam Anbumani – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Bioinformatics

Renewing Felsenstein’s phylogenetic bootstrap in the era of big data – F Lemoine – Nature

Pre-print: Machine learning based prediction of functional capabilities in metagenomically assembled microbial genomes – Fred Farrell – bioRxiv

Techniques

Review: Overview of Next‐Generation Sequencing Technologies – Barton E Slatko – Current Protocols in Molecular Biology

More microbes

Deep mitochondrial origin outside the sampled alphaproteobacteria – Joran Martijn – Nature

Evolutionary novelty in gravity sensing through horizontal gene transfer and high-order protein assembly – Tu Ahn Nguyen – PLOS Biology

Pre-print: Differentiation of vegetative cells into spores: a kinetic model applied to Bacillus subtilis – Emilie Gauvry – bioRxiv

Pre-print: A decay effect of bacterial growth rate associated with genome reduction – Kouhei Tsuchiya – bioRxiv

Microbes in the news

Mass suicide documented in bacteria – Nature

Researchers assassinate disease-causing bacteria with virus cocktail – EurekAlert

Bacteria in the small intestine indispensable for fat absorption – EurekAlert

Why a rinse won’t do: on menstrual cups, bacteria, and toxic shock syndrome – Siouxsie Wiles – The Spinoff

Study reveals how bacteria communicate in groups to avoid antibiotics – EurekAlert

Podcast: Gut Punch – Marketing Microbiome Hype – Michael Joyce – Health News Review

Microbes on the market

Global Microbiome Therapeutics Market to Witness Comprehensive Growth By 2024 – Healthcare Trends

uBiome Sponsors Annual Fundraising Walk, SF Take Steps, to Support the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation – benzinga

Microbiome Company A-Mansia Secures €16M – Allison Johnson – Biocentury

Science, career, and publishing

A photo celebration of scientists at work – Jack Leeming – Nature

Scientists’ early grant success fuels further funding – Holly Else – Nature

Pre-print: Strength in numbers: collaborative science for new experimental model systems – Ross F Waller – bioRxiv

April 25, 2018

Method for cell-free transcription-translation to characterize nonmodel bacteria, a review of bile acid metabolism by the gut microbiota, altitude affects on the lizard intestinal microbiota.

Events and jobs

Research Applications Programmer – UC San Diego Center for Microbiome Innovation

Pregnancy and early life

Preterm infants have distinct microbiomes not explained by mode of delivery, breastfeeding duration or antibiotic exposure – Cecilie Dahl – International Journal of Epidemiology

Multi-site human microbiome

Bifidobacteria isolated from vaginal and gut microbiomes are indistinguishable by comparative genomics – Aline C Freitas – PLOS ONE

Human skin microbiome

The Skin Commensal Yeast Malassezia globosa Thwarts Bacterial Biofilms to Benefit the Host – Giuseppe Ianiri – Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Human gut microbiome

A repeat offender: recurrent extraintestinal Clostridium difficile infection following fecal microbiota transplantation – Bradley J Gardiner – Anaerobe

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

Review: Metabolism of hydrogen gases and bile acids in the gut microbiome – Phillip B Hylemon – FEBS Letters

Animal experiments

Beneficial effects of a selected probiotic mixture administered to high fat-fed mice before and after the development of obesity – Marianna Roselli – Journal of Functional Foods

Emodin ameliorates ulcerative colitis by the flagellin-TLR5 dependent pathway in mice – Shuang Luo – International Immunopharmacology

Pre-print: Probiotics enhance susceptibility of mice to cryptosporidiosis – Bruno C M Oliveira – bioRxiv

Review: Using murine colitis models to analyze probiotics–host interactions – Rebeca Martín – FEMS Microbiology Reviews

Dietary Clostridium Butyricum induces a phased shift in fecal microbiota structure and increases the acetic acid-producing bacteria in a weaned piglet model – Jie Zhang – Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Animal microbiome

Changes in intestinal microbiota across an altitudinal gradient in the lizard Phrynocephalus vlangalii – Wenya Zhang – Ecology and Evolution

New York City House Mice (Mus musculus) as Potential Reservoirs for Pathogenic Bacteria and Antimicrobial Resistance Determinants – Simon H Williams – mBio

Glucocorticoids modulate gastrointestinal microbiome in a wild bird – José C Noguera – Royal Society Open Science

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Insights to plant‐microbe interactions provide opportunities to improve resistance breeding against root diseases in grain legumes – Lukas Wille – Plant, Cell & Environment

Rice Phyllosphere Bacillus Species and Their Secreted Metabolites Suppress Aspergillus flavus Growth and Aflatoxin Production In Vitro and in Maize Seeds – Subbaiah Chalivendra – Toxins

Root diameter predicts the extramatrical hyphal exploration distance of the ectomycorrhizal fungal community – Weile Chen – Ecosphere

Isolation and characterization of phosphofungi, and screening of their plant growth-promoting activities – Xiaohui Wang – AMB Express

Plants regulate the effects of experimental warming on the soil microbial community in an alpine scrub ecosystem – Zhiliang Ma – PLOS ONE

Pre-print: Effects of fertilizations on soil bacteria and fungi communities in a degraded arid steppe revealed by high through-put sequencing – Luhua Yao – PeerJ

Water and extremophile microbiome

Life on the edge: active microbial communities in the Kryos MgCl2-brine basin at very low water activity – Lea Steinle – The ISME Journal

Light availability impacts structure and function of phototrophic stream biofilms across domains and trophic levels – Mia M Bengtsson – Molecular Ecology

Bacterial Community in Water and Air of Two Sub-Alpine Lakes in Taiwan – Kshitij Tandon – Microbes and Environments

Microbes in space

Book chapter: The Search for Signatures of Life and Habitability on Planets and Moons of Our Solar System – Oliver Funke – Biological, Physical and Technical Basis of Cell Engineering

Bioinformatics

Phylogenetic Placement of Exact Amplicon Sequences Improves Associations with Clinical Information – Stefan Janssen – mSystems

Pre-print: Fusobacterium genomics using MinION and Illumina sequencing enables genome completion and correction – S Michelle Todd – bioRxiv

Pre-print: FusoPortal: An interactive repository of hybrid MinION-sequenced Fusobacterium genomes improves gene identification and characterization – Blake E Sanders – bioRxiv

Comparison of normalization methods for the analysis of metagenomic gene abundance data – Mariana Buongermino Pereira – BMC Genomics

Pre-print: Accuracy of taxonomy prediction for 16S rRNA and fungal ITS sequences – Robert C Edgar – PeerJ

Pre-print: Natural history bycatch: a pipeline for identifying metagenomic sequences in RADseq data – Iris Holmes – PeerJ

Metabolomics

Exploring the Genetic Landscape of Metabolic Phenotypes with MetaboSignal – Andrea Rodriguez-Martinez – Current Protocols in Bioinformatics

Tissue Multiplatform-Based Metabolomics/Metabonomics for Enhanced Metabolome Coverage – Panagiotis A Vorkas – Metabolic Profiling

Review: Current and future perspectives of functional metabolomics in disease studies–A review – Min Yan – Analytica Chimica Acta

Techniques

Rapid acquisition and model-based analysis of cell-free transcription–translation reactions from nonmodel bacteria – Simon J Moore – PNAS

Pre-print: Impact of DNA sequencing and analysis methods on 16S rRNA gene bacterial community analysis in dairy products – Zhengyao Xue – bioRxiv

Methodological considerations for the identification of choline and carnitine-degrading bacteria in the gut – Eleanor Jameson – Methods

More microbes

Omics and multi-omics approaches to study the biosynthesis of secondary metabolites in microorganisms – Emilia Palazzotto – Current Opinion in Microbiology

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

Microbes in the news

Wiping out the gut microbiome could help with heart failure – ScienceDaily

How bacteria are changing your mood – James Gallagher – BBC News

Drinkers have more bad mouth bacteria, study finds – Susan Scutti – CNN

$11.2 million federal grant to support microorganism and disease research – EurekAlert

A Surprising Way Dogs Are Similar to Humans – Julissa Treviño – Smithsonian

Could Your Diet Be The Cause Of Your Arthritis Pain? – Robert Glatter – Forbes

Growing evidence that probiotics are good for your liver – ScienceDaily

Just being outside can improve your psychological health, and maybe your physical health too – Zoë Schlanger – Quartz

Role of Mosquito Microbiota in Reducing Malaria Transmission – JoAnna Pendergrass – American Veterinarian

A search for some of Earth’s most extreme creatures in the West Coast’s deepest underwater canyon – Amina Khan – Los Angeles Times

How plastic-eating bacteria actually work—a chemist explains – Emily Flashman – Phys.org

Far-red fluorescent silk can kill harmful bacteria as biomedical and environmental remedy – Kayla Wiles – Phys.org

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria cross oceans hidden in cargo ships – Inga Vesper – New Scientist

Fight against Zika, dengue get boost from reliable spread of bacteria – EurekAlert

Microbes on the market

Rebiotix Presents Posters at ECCMID 2018 Highlighting Microbiome Health Index™ Value Potential and RBX2660 Phase 2 Clinical Program Data – PR Newswire

Kaleido Biosciences Announces Appointment of Joshua Brumm as Chief Financial Officer – Citizen Tribune

Science, career, and publishing

Pre-print: Aligning interests: Integrating Citizen Science Efforts into Schools Through Service Requirements – Ginger Tsueng – bioRxiv

Randomly auditing research labs could be an affordable way to improve research quality: A simulation study – Adrian G Barnett – PLOS ONE

April 19, 2018

Today we have a few day’s worth of microbiome science to chew on… some interesting skin microbiome studies, bioinformatics publications, and our typical servings of gut /plant-root-soil/animal/water-extremophiles/general microbiome studies.  Dig in!

Events and jobs

Manager, QC Microbiology – Celgene – Phoenix, AZ

Pathology and Microbiology & IPID Graduate Student Research Seminar – UNMC

General microbiome

Cost-benefit analysis of introducing next-generation sequencing (metagenomic) pathogen testing in the setting of pyrexia of unknown origin – Jia Hui Chai – PLOS ONE

* [pre-print] Phylogenetically novel uncultured microbial cells dominate Earth microbiomes – Karen G. Lloyd – bioRxiv

Hologenomics: Systems-Level Host Biology – Kevin R. Theis – mSystems

Antibiotics as Instigators of Microbial Dysbiosis: Implications for Asthma and Allergy – Tomasz P. Wypych – Trends in Immunology

[perspective] Function and functional redundancy in microbial systems – Stilianos Louca – Nature Ecology & Evolution

Human oral microbiome

Comparison of the oral microbiome in mouthwash and whole saliva samples – Xiaozhou Fan – PLOS ONE

Oral Dysbiotic Communities and Their Implications in Systemic Diseases – Preethi Sudhakara – Dentistry Journal

Human skin microbiome

[pre-print] Umbilical Microbiome and Laparoscopic Surgery: A Descriptive Clinical Study – Aiolfi Alberto – Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques

The skin microbiome of wound scars and unaffected skin in patients with moderate to severe burns in the subacute phase – Su‐Hsun Liu – Wound Repair and Regeneration

Human gut microbiome

Microbiome-Mediated Bile Acid Modification: Role in Intestinal Drug Absorption and Metabolism – Elaine F. Enright – Pharmacological Research

Non-microbicidal small molecule inhibition of polysaccharide metabolism in human gut microbes: a potential therapeutic avenue – Anthony D. Santilli – ACS Chemical Biology

The Use of Antimicrobials as Adjuvant Therapy for the Treatment of Obesity and Insulin Resistance: Effects and Associated Mechanisms – Sandra Aparecida dos Reis – Diabetes / Metabolism Research and Reviews

Human Gut Microbiota Predicts Susceptibility to Vibrio cholerae Infection – Firas S Midani – The Journal of Infectious Disease

Interactions of Dihydromyricetin, a Flavonoid from Vine Tea (Ampelopsis grossedentata) with Gut Microbiota – Li Fan – Journal of Food Science

Characteristics of the gut microbiota in adult patients with type 1 and 2 diabetes based on the analysis of a fragment of 16S rRNA gene using next-generation sequencing – Dominika Salamon – Polish Archives of Internal Medicine

The Intestinal Microbiota in Colorectal Cancer -Herbert Tilg – Cancer Cell

The Endotoxemia Marker Lipopolysaccharide‐Binding Protein is Reduced in Overweight‐Obese Subjects Consuming Pomegranate Extract by Modulating the Gut Microbiota: A Randomized Clinical Trial – Antonio González‐Sarrías – Molecular Nutrition

Hepatocellular Carcinoma is Associated with Gut Microbiota Profile and Inflammation in Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease – Francesca Romana Ponziani – Hepatology

Antibiotic‐Associated Disruption of Microbiota Composition and Function in Cirrhosis is Restored by Fecal Transplant – Jasmohan S Bajaj – Hepatology

Does the gastrointestinal microbiome contribute to the “obesity paradox” in melanoma survival? – E A Langan – British Journal of Dermatology

Animal experiments

Obese Mice Losing Weight Due to trans-10,cis-12 Conjugated Linoleic Acid Supplementation or Food Restriction Harbor Distinct Gut Microbiota – Laura J den Hartigh – JN The Journal of Nutrition

Tuna oil alleviate D-galactose induced aging in mice accompanied by modulating gut microbiota and brain protein expression – Dijun Zhang – Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Dietary Mannan Oligosaccharides Modulate Gut Microbiota, Increase Fecal Bile Acid Excretion, and Decrease Plasma Cholesterol and Atherosclerosis Development – Lisa R. Hoving – Molecular Nutrition

[Review] The Role of the Gut Microbiota in the Metabolism of Polyphenols as Characterized by Gnotobiotic Mice – Pasinetti, Giulio Mari – Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease

Animal microbiome 

Shared larval rearing environment, sex, female size and genetic diversity shape Ae. albopictus bacterial microbiota – Guillaume Minard – PLOS ONE

Metatranscriptome analysis of the microbial fermentation of dietary milk proteins in the murine gut – Floor Hugenholtz – PLOS ONE

Water system is a controlling variable modulating bacterial diversity of gastrointestinal tract and performance in rainbow trout – Omolola C. Betiku – PLOS ONE

* Bacterial communities associated with honeybee food stores are correlated with land use – Philip Donkersley – Ecology and Evolution

Evaluating the microbiome of two sampling locations in the nasal cavity of cattle with bovine respiratory disease complex (BRDC) – Tara G McDaneld – Journal of Animal Science

Controlling ticks and tick-borne diseases…looking forward – José de la Fuente – Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases

The inside tract: The appendicular, cecal, and colonic microbiome of captive aye‐ayes – Lydia K. Greene – American Journal of Physical Anthropology

Water system is a controlling variable modulating bacterial diversity of gastrointestinal tract and performance in rainbow trout – Omolola C. Betiku – PLOS ONE

Comparative Analysis of the Microbiota Between Sheep Rumen and Rabbit Cecum Provides New Insight Into Their Differential Methane Production – Lan Mi – Frontiers in Microbiology

Tracing of the fecal microbiota of commercial pigs at five growth stages from birth to shipment – Geon Goo Han – Nature Scientific Reports

Development of the tonsillar microbiome in pigs from newborn through weaning – Luis Carlos Pena Cortes – BMC Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Antimicrobial peptide expression in a wild tobacco plant reveals the limits of host-microbe-manipulations in the field – Arne Weinhold – eLife

Identification of Major Rhizobacterial Taxa Affected by a Glyphosate-Tolerant Soybean Line via Shotgun Metagenomic Approach – Gui-Hua Lu – Genes

Culture‐independent analysis of hydrocarbonoclastic bacterial communities in environmental samples during oil‐bioremediation – Narjes Dashti – MicrobiologyOpen

Embracing Community Ecology in Plant Microbiome Research – Francisco Dini-Andreote – Trends in Plant Science

Cultivated bacterial diversity associated with the carnivorous plant Utricularia breviscapa (Lentibulariaceae) from floodplains in Brazil – Felipe Rezende Lima – Brazilian Journal of Microbiology

Soil microbial communities and glyphosate decay in soils with different herbicide application history – Keren Hernández Guijarro – Science of the Total Environment

Shining a light on the dark world of plant root-microbe interactions – Philip Poole – PNAS

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Microbial diversity and biomarker analysis of modern freshwater microbialites from Laguna Bacalar, Mexico – D. B. Johnson – gebiology

Effect of salinity on diazotrophic activity and microbial composition of phototrophic communities from Bitter-1 soda lake (Kulunda Steppe, Russia) – Zorigto Namsarae – Extremophiles

The ecology and diversity of microbial eukaryotes in geothermal springs – Angela M. Oliverio – The ISME Journal

Built environment

Deposition of Bacteria and Bacterial Spores by Bathroom Hot Air Hand Dryers – Luz del Carmen Huesca-Espitia – American Society for Microbiology

Food microbiology

Bacterial Communities in Serpa Cheese by Culture Dependent Techniques, 16S rRNA Gene Sequencing and High-throughput Sequencing Analysis – Maria Teresa P. Gonçalves – Journal of Food Science

Revealing the microbiota of marketed edible insects through PCR-DGGE, metagenomic sequencing and real-time PCR – Andrea Osimani – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Bioinformatics

Computer-guided design of optimal microbial consortia for immune system modulation – Richard R Stein – eLife

[uncorrected proof] Using pseudoalignment and base quality to accurately quantify microbial community composition – Mark Reppell – PLOS Computational Biology

Fast Metagenomic Binning via Hashing and Bayesian Clustering – Popic Victoria – Journal of Computational Biology

* Nonpareil 3: Fast Estimation of Metagenomic Coverage and Sequence Diversity – Luis M. Rodriguez-R – mSystems

Algorithms and strategies in short‐read shotgun metagenomic reconstruction of plant communities – Robert S. Harbert – Applications in Plant Science

Microbes in the news

Scientists Accidentally Make Plastic-Eating Bacteria Even More Efficient

New York City Mice: Here Are The Bacteria And Viruses That They Carry

Fecal microbiota transplant improves brain function in hepatic encephalopathy

Microbes on the market

Seres Therapeutics (MCRB) Presents New Preclinical Data Supporting the Development of Microbiome Therapeutics for Immuno-Oncology at AACR

Science, publishing, and career

Personal microbiome analysis improves student engagement and interest in Immunology, Molecular Biology, and Genomics undergraduate courses – K. Scott Weber – PLOS ONE

Ed’s non-microbiology picks

News articles below have actual study links inside.

Since 2016, Half of All Coral in the Great Barrier Reef Has Died

Marijuana’s effects on young brains diminish 72 hours after use, research says

Cannabinoids are easier on the brain than booze, study finds

Stem cell treatment drastically reduces drinking in alcoholic rats

The Ecology Of Disadvantage: Obesity Is Not Randomly Distributed Across The U.S., According To New Study

How your next meal could help fight depression, stress

Study: People with less political knowledge think they know a lot about politics

March 28, 2018

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

Events and jobs

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

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

General microbiome

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

Pregnancy and early life

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

Human respiratory microbiome

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

Human oral microbiome

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

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

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

Human gut microbiome

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

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

Animal experiments

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Animal microbiome

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

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

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

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

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

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

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

Water and extremophile microbiome

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

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

Built environment

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

Food microbiology

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

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

Probiotics/prebiotics

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

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

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

Phages and viruses

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bioinformatics

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

Metabolomics

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

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

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

Techniques

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

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

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

More microbes

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

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

Microbes in the news

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

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

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

Newly discovered bacteria can break down biomass – Phys.Org

Microbes on the market

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

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