March 22, 2017

Today’s digest features interesting review articles on the role of microbiome in health and disease, heart failure, and how the respiratory tract microbiota act as gatekeepers to respiratory health. Also, we have original research articles on the response of bacterial communities in oil-contaminated marine waters to addition of chemical and biological dispersants. Also, a very fascinating article in Harvard Business review on the gender bias against junior female scientists. Not surprising!! Enjoy.

General microbiome

*Review: The role of the microbiome in human health and disease: an introduction for clinicians – Vincent B Young – British Medical Journal

*Review: Targeting the Microbiome in Heart Failure – Allyson Zabell – Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine

Gastric microbiota features associated with cancer risk factors and clinical outcomes: A pilot study in gastric cardia cancer patients from Shanxi, China – Guoqin Yu – international Journal of Cancer

Pregnancy and early life

Late preterm birth has direct and indirect effects on infant gut microbiota development during the first six months of life – M Forsgren – Acta Pediatrica

Vaginal microbiome

Characterization of vaginal Lactobacillus species by rplK -based multiplex qPCR in Russian women – Vladimir V. Demkin – Anaerobe

Human oral microbiome

Changes in salivary microbiota increase volatile sulfur compounds production in healthy male subjects with academic-related chronic stress – Bruno Dias Nani – Plos One

Candida albicans biofilm heterogeneity does not influence denture stomatitis but strongly influences denture cleansing capacity – Lindsay E. O’Donnell – Journal of Medical Microbiology

Oral Bacterial Infections : Diagnosis and Management – Glendee Reynolds-Campbell – Dental Clinics of North America

Human respiratory microbiome

*The microbiota of the respiratory tract: gatekeeper to respiratory health – Wing Ho Man – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Human gut microbiome

Editorial : Infant colic is still a mysterious disorder of the microbiota–gut–brain axis – Anna Pärtty – Acta Pediatrica

Review: More Flavor for Flavonoid-Based Interventions? – Nadeem O. Kaakoush – Trends in Molecular Medicine

Perspectives : New Frontiers in Fibers: Innovative and Emerging Research on the Gut Microbiome and Bone Health – Taylor C. Wallace – Journal of the American College of Nutrition

Does the Gut Microbiota Influence Immunity and Inflammation in Multiple Sclerosis Pathophysiology? – Monika Adamczyk-Sowa – Journal of Immunology Research

The Role of Intestinal Alkaline Phosphatase in Inflammatory Disorders of Gastrointestinal Tract – Jan Bilski – Mediators of Inflammation

The Gut Microbiome, Energy Homeostasis, and Implications for Hypertension – Ruth A. Riedl – Current Hypertension Reports

Fecal Microbiota Transplantation

Commentary: A proposed definition of microbiota transplantation for regulatory purposes – Diane E. Hoffmann – Gut Microbes

Review: Novel Indications for Fecal Microbial Transplantation: Update and Review of the Literature – Nathaniel Aviv Cohen – Digestive Diseases and Sciences

Animal microbiome

Review: Role of the microbiome in swine respiratory disease – Megan C. Niederwerder – Veterinary Microbiology

Comparative composition, diversity, and abundance of oligosaccharides in early lactation milk from commercial dairy and beef cows – William M. Sischo – Journal of Dairy Science

Comparative analysis of fecal microbial communities in cattle and Bactrian camels – Liang Ming – Plos One

Sheep fed with banana leaf hay reduce ruminal protozoa population – Cláudio Eduardo Silva Freitas – Tropical Animal Health and Production

Metabolomics

Review: Metabolomic-guided discovery of Alzheimer’s disease biomarkers from body fluid – Che Nor Adlia Enche Ady – Journal of Neuroscience Research

Animal experiments

The farming environment protects mice from allergen-induced skin contact hypersensitivity – C. P. Frossard – Clinical and Experimental Allergy

Metabolomics insights into diabetes nephropathy and protective effects of Radix Scutellariae on rats using ultra-high performance liquid chromatography coupled with quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry – Lihui Men – RSC Advances

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Root plant growth promoting rhizobacteria inoculations increase ferric chelate reductase (FC-R) activity and Fe nutrition in pear under calcareous soil conditions – Muzaffer İpek – Scientia Horticulturae

Bacterial diversity of the rhizosphere and nearby surface soil of rice (Oryza sativa) growing in the Camargue (France) – Jorge R. Osman – Rhizosphere

Structure and function of the bacterial communities during rhizoremediation of hexachlorobenzene in constructed wetlands – Cuiping Zhang – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Water and extremophile microbiome
Characterization of spatial distribution of the bacterial community in the South Sea of Korea – Ji-Hui Seo – Plos One

Diversity and community structure of cyanobacteria and other microbes in recycling irrigation reservoirs – Ping Kong – Plos One

*Response of the bacterial community in oil-contaminated marine water to the addition of chemical and biological dispersants – Camila Rattes de Almeida Couto – Journal of Environmental Management

Probiotics / prebiotics

Lactobacillus johnsonii supplementation attenuates respiratory viral infection via metabolic reprogramming and immune cell modulation – W. Fonseca- Mucosal Immunology

Identification of the key excreted molecule by Lactobacillus fermentum related to host iron absorption – Ana González – Food Chemistry

Effect of 8-weeks prebiotics/probiotics supplementation on alcohol metabolism and blood biomarkers of healthy adults: a pilot study – Christopher Irwin – European Journal of Nutrition

Bioinformatics

Making big data smart—how to use metagenomics to understand soil quality – Gisle Vestergaard – Biology and Fertility of Soils

Techniques

SILVA, RDP, Greengenes, NCBI and OTT — how do these taxonomies compare? – Monika Balvočiūtė – BMC Genomics

Comparative evaluation of four bacteria-specific primer pairs for 16S rRNA gene surveys – Sofie Thijs – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbes in the news

Asthma: Researchers discover how exposure to microbes protects against asthma

Rainy Day? Microbes May Be at Play

Building A Brewery, Chapter 4: For the Love of Microbes

Science, publishing, and career 

*Junior Female Scientists Aren’t Getting the Credit They Deserve “despite evidence that women on average, may perform better than men in early stage of their careers”

Anitha’s non-microbiology picks

How Pluto’s haze could explain its red spots

Cancer cells cast a sweet spell on the immune system

Actinide chemistry expands to new oxidation states

March 18, 2017

Events and jobs

Research Fellow in Omics analysis – King’s College London – Apply by April 12, 2017

Postdoctoral Research Position in Marine Microbial Ecology – University of Southern Mississippi

General microbiome

Microbial Influences in Cardio–Metabolic Diseases – Rachel Petersen – New York Academy of Sciences

*Review: Microbiota: a key orchestrator of cancer therapy – Soumen Roy – Nature Reviews Cancer

*Review: Caenorhabditis elegans as a model for microbiome research – Fan Zhang – Frontiers in Microbiology

Human respiratory microbiome

The relationship between nasopharyngeal CCL5 and microbiota on disease severity among infants with bronchiolitis – Kohei Hasegawa – Allergy

Human gut microbiome

The Food Contaminant Deoxynivalenol Exacerbates the Genotoxicity of Gut Microbiota – Delphine Payros – mBio

Delayed utilization of some fast-fermenting soluble dietary fibers by human gut microbiota when presented in a mixture – Yunus E. Tuncil – Journal of Functional Foods

Animal experiments

Deciphering the combinatorial influence of diet and the microbiota on experimental colitis – Sean R. Llewellyn – bioRxiv

The role of adaptive immunity as an ecological filter on the gut microbiota in zebrafish – Keaton Stagaman – ISME J

Animal microbiome

Comparison of bacterial populations in bedding material, on teat ends, and in milk of cows housed in compost bedded pack barns – R. L. Albino – Animal Production Science

Community analysis of microbial sharing and specialization in a Costa Rican ant–plant–hemipteran symbiosis – Elizabeth G. Pringle – Proceedings of the Royal Society Biological Sciences

Microbial community composition of deep-sea corals from the Red Sea provides insight into functional adaption to a unique environment – Till Röthig – Scientific Reports

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Root microbiota drive direct integration of phosphate stress and immunity – Gabriel Castrillo – Nature

Striking alterations in the soil bacterial community structure and functioning of the biological N cycle induced by Pennisetum setaceum invasion in a semiarid environment – G. Rodríguez-Caballero – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria are more effective under drought: a meta-analysis – Rachel L. Rubin – Plant and Soil

Effect of biodynamic soil amendments on microbial communities in comparison with inorganic fertilization – Sibylle Faust – Applied Soil Ecology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Bacterial diversity in fumarole environments of the Paricutín volcano, Michoacán (Mexico) – Miguel Medrano-Santillana – Extremophiles

Prokaryotic Abundance and Activity in Permafrost of the Northern Victoria Land and Upper Victoria Valley (Antarctica) – Rosabruna La Ferla – Microbial Ecology

Microbial communities of aquatic environments on Heard Island characterized by pyrotag sequencing and environmental data – Michelle A. Allen – Scientific Reports

A Pelagic Microbiome (Viruses to Protists) from a Small Cup of Seawater – Flavia Flaviani – Viruses

Built environment

Microbial dynamics in anaerobic digestion reactors for treating organic urban residues during the start-up process – Rocio J. Alcántara-Hernández – Letters in Applied Microbiology

Variability of airborne bacteria in an urban Mediterranean area (Thessaloniki, Greece) – Savvas Genitsaris – Atmospheric Environment

*Review: A review of microscopy and comparative molecular-based methods to characterize “Plastisphere” communities – Caroline De Tender – Analytical Methods

Techniques

*Review: Emerging Trends for Microbiome Analysis: From Single-Cell Functional Imaging to Microbiome Big Data – Jian Xu – Engineering

*Review: Metaproteomic strategies and applications for gut microbial research – Mingming Xiao – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Microbes in the news

Bacteria-Enriched Lotion Battles Skin Infections – Jenna Flannigan – Live Science

Frozen, Freeze-dried Products for Fecal Microbiota Transplantation as Effective as Fresh? – Pharmacy Times

Study by Irish scientists finds porridge to be good for the heart and gut – RTE

Certain Bacteria Within Gut Microbiome May Halt Inflammation Naturally, Study Says – Patricia Inacio – IBD News Today

Antibiotic overuse might be bad for bees – Mary Beth Griggs – Popular Science

Microbiome research Studies aim to help health, environment – David Wahlberg – The Times Record

My cats poop for science – Jonathan M. Giltin – ars Technica

Microbes on the market

Seres doubles down on a microbiome do-over as the FDA clears a make-or-break study – John Carroll – Endpoint News

Bacteria Hysteria

Revealed: Which supermarket’s chicken is most likely to contain food poisoning bacteria? – Tom Belger – Liverpool Echo

March 5, 2017

Here are few interesting articles for your Sunday morning edition. Canadian bacteria-like fossils may be the oldest evidence of life yet.  Black carbon, one of the main components of air pollution,  is reported to drastically change the development of bacterial biofilms and key aspects of bacterial colonization and survival.  A novel organ culture system described for the mouse intestine shows that the nervous system influences the microbiome/immune system crosstalk.  And the power of alternative assays for discovery: Deep sequencing of cell-free DNA from a large patient cohort revealed previously unknown and highly prevalent microbial and viral diversity in humans.

Pregnancy and early life

Prediction of complicated disease course for children newly diagnosed with Crohn’s disease: a multicenter inception cohort study – Subra Kugathasan – The Lancet

Multi-site human microbiome

Humans are colonized by many uncharacterized and highly divergent microbes -Mark A. Kowarsky -bioRxiv

Human respiratory microbiome

Air pollution alters Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pneumonia biofilms, antibiotic tolerance and colonization – Shane J. K. Hussey – Journal of Environmental Microbiology

Human vaginal microbiome

The global health impact of vaginal dysbiosis – Janneke H.H.M. van de Wijgert – Research in Microbiology

Human gut microbiome

An Intestinal Organ Culture System Uncovers a Role for the Nervous System in Microbe-Immune Crosstalk – Nissan Yissachar – Cell

Animal microbiome

Genetic and functional analysis of the bovine uterine microbiota. Part I: Metritis versus healthy cows, Part II: Purulent vaginal discharge versus healthy cows – M.L.S. Bicalho – The journal of Dairy Science

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Review: Soil-Plant-Microbe Interactions in Stressed Agriculture Management– Shobhit Raj Vimal – Pedosphere

Water and extremophile microbiome

Evidence for early life in Earth’s oldest hydrothermal vent precipitates – Matthew S. Dodd – Nature

Microbes in the news

Study Shows Link Between Microbiome in the Gut and Parkinson’s – University of Alabama at Birmingham

A Japanese study performed by sequencing the gut microbiota of 367 healthy individuals ranging from newborn to 104 years old shows microbiome changes with age

UN issues list of 12 most worrying bacteria

Microbes on the market

Rebiotix Inc. has its lead product for C. diff. treatment granted Fast Track, Orphan Drug, and Breakthrough Therapy status by the FDA.  

March 4th, 2017

Events and jobs

Head, Microbiome Discovery Research – Johnson & Johnson

Multi-site human microbiome

Characterization of oral and gut microbiome temporal variability in hospitalized cancer patients – Jessica R. Galloway-Peña – Genome Medicine

Human gut microbiome

Childhood BMI in relation to microbiota in infancy and lifetime antibiotic use – K. Korpela – Microbiome

Animal experiments

Metaproteogenomics reveals taxonomic and functional changes between cecal and fecal microbiota in mouse – Alessandro Tanca – Frontiers in Microbiology

Animal microbiome

Cultivable gut bacteria provide a pathway for adaptation of Chrysolina herbacea to Mentha aquatica volatiles – Graziano Pizzolante – BMC Plant Biology

Gut bacteria oversee the special relationship between the green mint leaf beetle and watermint – BMC Series Blog

Effects of tussah immunoreactive substances on growth, immunity, disease resistance against Vibrio splendidus and gut microbiota profile of Apostichopus japonicus – Shuhui Ma – Fish & Shellfish Immunology

Community-Level Differences in the Microbiome of Healthy Wild Mallards and Those Infected by Influenza A Viruses – Holly H. Ganz – mSystems

The microbiome of the ant-built home: the microbial communities of a tropical arboreal ant and its nest – Jane Lucas – Ecosphere

*Perspective: Gut microbiome transmission in lizards – Timothy J. Colston – Molecular Ecology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Microbial communities in soil chronosequences with distinct parent material: the effect of soil pH and litter quality – Fernando D. Alfaro – Journal of Ecology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Volcanic ash supports a diverse bacterial community in a marine mesocosm – V. Witt – Geobiology

Methylamine as a Nitrogen Source for Microorganisms from a Coastal Marine Environment – Martin Taubert – Environmental Microbiology

Built environment

Response of microbial community structure to pre-acclimation strategies in microbial fuel cells for domestic wastewater treatment – Younghyun Park – Bioresource Technology

Food microbiology

Viable microbial loads on citrus carpoplane during packhouse processing and survival of foodborne pathogens in reconstituted postharvest fungicides – A. Gomba – Journal of Food Safety

Bacterial and fungal core microbiomes associated with small grain silages during ensiling and aerobic spoilage – Lysiane Duniere – BMC Microbiology

Probiotics / prebiotics

Microbiome dynamic modulation through functional diets based on pre- and probiotics (mannan-oligosaccharides and Saccharomyces cerevisiae) in juvenile rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) – Ana Teresa Gonçalves – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Exploration of the effect of probiotics supplementation on intestinal microbiota of food allergic mice – Bo Yang – American Journal of Translational Research

Phages and viruses

Human norovirus binding to select bacteria representative of the human gut microbiota – Erin A. Almand – PLoS ONE

Environmental Viral Genomes Shed New Light on Virus-Host Interactions in the Ocean – Yosuke Nishimura – mSphere

Bioinformatics

REPARATION: Ribosome Profiling Assisted (Re-)Annotation of Bacterial
genomes – Elvis Ndah – BioRxiv

Normalization and microbial differential abundance strategies depend upon data characteristics – Sophie Weiss – Microbiome

How conserved are the conserved 16S-rRNA regions? – Marcel Martinez-Porchas – PeerJ

Microbes in the news

Gut bacteria affect intestines and brain in IBS patients – Medical News Today

Intestinal Bacteria Alter Gut and Brain Function – Neuroscience News

Why Are People Sending Poop Through the Mail? For Their Health – GQ Magazine

Microbes on the market

Next-gen microbiome drugs are now on sale, should you buy them? – New Scientist

 

March 1, 2017

Today’s digest features interesting reviews on the tole of gut microbiota in chronic kidney disease, and biotoxicity of soils from Mars. Impact of altered gut microbiota on bone strength in mice. Enjoy!

Events and jobs

Technical Service Representative (Microbiology) – ThermoFisher Scientific – Lenexa, Kansas

General microbiome

Review: Microbe social skill: the cell-to-cell communication between microorganisms – Xi Zhao – Science Bulletin

Review: Creating new business, economic growth and regional prosperity through microbiome-based products in the agriculture industry – Brajesh K. Singh – Microbial Biotechnology

Review: The link between inflammation, bugs, the intestine and the brain in alcohol dependence – S Leclercq – Translational Psychiatry

Editorial: The human microbiome: an emerging tool in forensics – Jarrad T. Hampton-Marcell – Microbial Biotechnology

Systematic Characterization and Analysis of the Taxonomic Drivers of Functional Shifts in the Human Microbiome – Ohad Manor – Cell Host and Microbe

Pregnancy and early life

Review: Transfer of maternal psychosocial stress to the fetus – Florian Rakers – Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews

Vaginal microbiome

Survival of vaginal microorganisms in three commercially available transport systems – Allison L. DeMarco – Anaerobe

Human skin microbiome

Review: Towards personalized modification of microbial imbalances – J.E.E. Totté – British Journal of Dermatology

Human gut microbiome

Review: Meta-analysis of the human gut microbiome from urbanized and pre-agricultural populations – Leonardo Mancabelli – Environmental Microbiology

*Review: Gut microbiota in chronic kidney disease – Secundino Cigarran Guldris – Nefrología (English Edition)

Review: The clinical value of breath hydrogen testing – Chu K Yao – Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Commentary: Atopic dermatitis and gut microbiota – M. Lindberg – British Journal of Dermatology

Animal experiments

SYN-004 (ribaxamase), an Oral Beta-Lactamase, Mitigates Antibiotic-Mediated Dysbiosis in a Porcine Gut Microbiome Model – Sheila Connelly – Journal of Applied Microbiology

*Alterations to the Gut Microbiome Impair Bone Strength and Tissue Material Properties – Jason D Guss – Journal of Bone and Mineral Research

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

*Biotoxicity of Mars Soils: 2. Survival of Bacillus subtilis and Enterococcus faecalis in Aqueous Extracts Derived from Six Mars Analog Soils – Andrew C. Schuerger – Icarus

Food microbiology

Polyphenolic extracts of cherry (Prunus cerasus L.) and blackcurrant (Ribes nigrum L.) leaves as natural preservatives in meat products – Agnieszka Nowak – Food Microbiology

Probiotics / prebiotics

Effects of synbiotic supplementation on growth performance, carcass characteristics, meat quality and muscular antioxidant capacity and mineral contents in broilers – Yefei Cheng – Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture

GH11 xylanase increases prebiotic oligosaccharides from wheat bran favouring butyrate-producing bacteria in vitro – Jonas Laukkonen Ravn – Animal Feed Science and Technology

Effects of Bacillus subtilis strains and the prebiotic Previda® on growth, immune parameters and susceptibility to Aeromonas hydrophila infection in Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus – Samuel Addo – Aquaculture Research

Enhancing growth and resistance to Vibrio alginolyticus disease in catarina scallop (Argopecten ventricosus) with Bacillus and Lactobacillus probiotic strains during early development – Fernando Abasolo-Pacheco – Aquaculture Research

The association of a probiotic with a prebiotic (Flortec, Bracco) to improve the quality/quantity of spermatozoa in infertile patients with idiopathic oligoasthenoteratospermia: a pilot study – C. Maretti – Andrology

In vitro fermentation of oat β-glucan and hydrolysates by fecal microbiota and selected probiotic strains – Dong Ji-lin – Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture

Microbes in the news 

WHO: These 12 bacteria pose greatest risk to human health

A Bizarre Bacteria Could Be the Key to Controlling Mosquitoes

Flesh-eating bugs lurking on ATMs and killer bacteria found on phones

Microbes on the market 

Proof-of-Concept Study Published in Clinical Microbiology and Infection Reports the Benefit of PathoQuest NGS-Based Metagenomics Test to Identify Clinically-Relevant Pathogens in Immunocompromised Patients Suspected of Infection

Anitha’s non-microbiology picks

Glass Microbiology at the At-Bristol Science Centre

Mysterious ‘Cosmic’ Jellyfish Spotted in Remote Ocean Depths

Unity Biotechnology: Investment In A Long And Healthy Life Becoming Possible

February 24, 2017

Bioassay-guided metabolomics reveal new polyketide macrolactams from termite-associated actinomycete, the microbiota affects host antibody repertoire, artist makes agar molds of her face and grows bacteria on them, the fecal microbiota of Old World vultures.

Events and jobs

“Research Instructor – Microbiology & Immunology” at the Medical University of South Carolina

General microbiome

Review: Carcinogenesis and therapeutics: the microbiota perspective – Matthew C. B. Tsilimigras – Nature Microbiology

Pregnancy and early life

Review: Microbiome, autoimmunity, allergy, and helminth infection: The importance of the pregnancy period – Xian Chen – American Journal of Reproductive Immunology

Impact of microbial invasion of amniotic cavity and the type of microorganisms on short-term neonatal outcome in women with preterm labor and intact membranes – Teresa Cobo – Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica

Human oral microbiome

Betel nut chewing, oral premalignant lesions, and the oral microbiome – Brenda Y. Hernandez – PLOS One

Human gut microbiome

Review: Gut Microbiota: A Potential Regulator of Neurodevelopment – Paola Tognini – Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience

New evidences on the altered gut microbiota in autism spectrum disorders – Francesco Strati – Microbiome

Massilioclostridium coli gen. nov., sp. nov., a new member of the Clostridiaceae family isolated from the left colon of a 27-year-old woman – C. I. Lo – New Microbes and New Infections

Impact of humic acids on the colonic microbiome in healthy volunteers – Alexander Swidsinski – World Journal of Gastroenterology

Animal experiments

IgD class switching is initiated by microbiota and limited to mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue in mice – Jin Huk Choi – PNAS

An Intestinal Farnesoid X Receptor-Ceramide Signaling Axis Modulates Hepatic Gluconeogenesis in Mice – Cen Xie – Diabetes

Effects of xylanase supplementation on growth performance, nutrient digestibility, blood parameters, fecal microbiota, fecal score and fecal noxious gas emission of weaning pigs fed corn-soybean meal-based diet – Ruixia Lan – Animal Science Journal

Animal microbiome

Assessment of Ruminal Bacterial and Archaeal Community Structure in Yak (Bos grunniens) – Zhenming Zhou – Frontiers in Microbiology

Changes in Metabolically Active Bacterial Community during Rumen Development, and Their Alteration by Rhubarb Root Powder Revealed by 16S rRNA Amplicon Sequencing – Zuo Wang – Frontiers in Microbiology

Metataxonomics reveal vultures as a reservoir for Clostridium perfringens – Xiangli Meng – Emerging Microbes and Infections

The fecal microbiome of dogs with exocrine pancreatic insufficiency – Anitha Isaiah – Anaerobe

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Host-parasite-bacteria triangle: the microbiome of the parasitic weed Phelipanche aegyptiaca and tomato-Solanum lycopersicum (Mill.) as a host – Lilach Iasur Kruh – Frontiers in Plant Science

Diversity of root-associated fungi of Vaccinium mandarinorum along a human disturbance gradient in subtropical forests, China – Yanhua Zhang – Journal of Plant Ecology

Effects of long-term heavy metals contamination on soil microbial characteristics in calcareous agricultural lands (Saiss plain, North Morocco) – A. Kouchou – Journal of Materials and Environmental Sciences

Global transcriptional response to salt shock of the plant microsymbiont Mesorhizobium loti MAFF303099 – Marta Laranjo – Research in Microbiology

Novosphingobium pokkalii sp nov, a novel rhizosphere-associated bacterium with plant beneficial properties isolated from saline-tolerant pokkali rice – Ramya Krishnan – Research in Microbiology

Assembly patterns of soil-dwelling lichens after glacier retreat in the European Alps – Juri Nascimbene – Journal of Biogeography

Soil classification predicts differences in prokaryotic communities across a range of geographically distant soils once pH is accounted for – Rachel Kaminsky – bioRxiv

Water and extremophile microbiome

Different types of diatom-derived extracellular polymeric substances drive changes in heterotrophic bacterial communities from intertidal sediments – Julio Bohorquez – Frontiers in Microbiology

Broadcast Spawning Coral Mussismilia hispida Can Vertically Transfer its Associated Bacterial Core – Deborah C. A. Leite – Frontiers in Microbiology

Built environment

Microbial diversity of a full-scale UASB reactor applied to poultry slaughterhouse wastewater treatment: integration of 16S rRNA gene amplicon and shotgun metagenomic sequencing – Tiago Palladino Delforno – MicrobiologyOpen

Metabolomics

* Macrotermycins A−D, Glycosylated Macrolactams from a Termite- Associated Amycolatopsis sp. M39 – Christine Beemelmanns – Organic Letters

compMS2Miner: an automatable metabolite identification, visualization and data-sharing R package for high-resolution LC-MS datasets – William Matthew Bell Edmands – Analytical Chemistry

More microbes

Indole production provides limited benefit to Escherichia coli during co-culture with Enterococcus faecalis – Shelly L. Pringle – Archives of Microbiology

Microbes in the news

* Art Grows on You – Lara Medlam – Nouse

Beware! Are bacteria raising your oxidative stress? – Purna Kashyap – Science Translational Medicine

Microbes on the market

Finch Therapeutics Announces Strategic Collaboration with OpenBiome to Develop Microbiome Therapies for FDA Approval – Business Wire

February 17, 2017

Today the incoming is filled with some compelling reviews; considering periodontal inflammation and C.diff with IBD (separately), as well some biopesticide ethics discussion, and mention of exciting biome research mergers and funding afoot. Read on!

Human oral microbiome

Review: Contribution of proteomics to our understanding of periodontal inflammation– Nagihan Bostanci- Proteomics

Human vaginal microbiome

Subclinical alteration of the cervical–vaginal microbiome in women with idiopathic infertility-Giuseppina Campisciano- Journal of Cellular Physiology

Human gut microbiome

Review: Systematic review with meta-analysis: the impact of Clostridium difficile infection on the short and long-term risks of colectomy in inflammatory bowel disease– Law C- Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Review: Therapeutic modulation of gut microbiota in inflammatory bowel disease: More questions to be answered– Yu Qi Qiao- Journal of Digestive Diseases

Fecal microbiota

Successful Resolution of Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection using Freeze-Dried, Encapsulated Fecal Microbiota; Pragmatic Cohort Study– Christopher Staley- The American Journal of Gastroenterology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Effect of postharvest practices including degreening on citrus carpoplane microbial biomes– Gomba A.- Journal of Applied Microbiology

Biopesticides

Review: Should the biofilm mode of life be taken into consideration for microbial biocontrol agents?– Caroline Pandin- Microbial Biotechnology
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1751-7915.12693/full

Microbes in the news

Laundry hygiene—how to get more than clean- Bockmuhl DP- Applied Microbiology

DNA Analysis Reveals Secret Microbiomes in Cities– Paula Solferini Rothman- BU News Service

Microbes on the market

Symbiotix Biotherapies Announces Issuance of First Composition of Matter Patent Covering a Microbiome-derived Therapeutic Molecule– Yahoo Finance

Vedanta Teams with Stanford and Leiden Universities for Microbiome Therapeutics– Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News

Research Funding

U Of M Commercialization Grants Target Microbiome Test, Sleep Disorders, Epilepsy- Dan Jacobson– Twin Cities Business