January 5, 2018

Today’s digest has an interesting commentary on the oral-gut connection and a brilliant piece on microbial diversity. Lastly, a look at how grapevines influence belowground diversity and networks

General Microbiome

A role for the endometrial microbiome in dysfunctional menstrual bleeding. Pelzer ES. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek.

Performance and microbial community variations of anaerobic digesters under increasing tetracycline concentrations. Xiong Y. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

In Nature, There Is Only Diversity. McLaren MR. MBio.

Gut Microbiome

Commentary: Oral-gut connection: one step closer to an integrated view of the gastrointestinal tract? Lira-Junior R. Mucosal Immunology

Bile acids at the cross-roads of gut microbiome-host cardiometabolic interactions. Ryan PM. Diabeticology and Metabolic Syndrome

REVIEW: Diet, Microbiota, and Metabolic Health: Trade-Off Between Saccharolytic and Proteolytic Fermentation. Korpela K. Annual of Food Science and Technology

Nasal and Lung Microbiome

REVIEW: Fungi in Bronchiectasis: A Concise Review. Máiz L. Internatioanal Journal of Molecular Sciences

Alterations in the mucosa-associated fungal microbiota in patients with ulcerative colitis. Qiu X. Oncotarget

The association between anterior nares and nasopharyngeal microbiota in infants hospitalized for bronchiolitis. Luna PN. Microbiome

Fecal Microbiome

Editorial Comment: Fecal microbiota transplantation as a possible treatment of irritable bowel syndrome. Juncadella AC. Annals of Translational Medicine

Plant, Soil, and Water Microbiome

Co-variation between Distribution of Microbial Communities and Biological Metabolization of Organics in Urban Sewer Systems. Jin P. Environmental Science and Technology.

Do invasive plants structure microbial communities to accelerate decomposition in intermountain grasslands? McTee MR. Ecology and Evolution

Grapevine rootstocks shape underground bacterial microbiome and networking but not potential functionality. Marasco R. Microbiome

Biodiversity of the microbial mat of the Garga hot spring. Rozanov AS. BMC Evolutionary Biology

Animal Experiments and Microbiome

Microbiota Reconstitution Does Not Cause Bone Loss in Germ-Free Mice. Quach D. mSphere

Physiological Translocation of Lactic Acid Bacteria during Pregnancy Contributes to the Composition of the Milk Microbiota in Mice. de Andrés J. Nutrients

Extreme sensitivity to ultraviolet light in the fungal pathogen causing white-nose syndrome of bats. Palmer JM. Nature Communication

OCCURRENCE OF PASTEURELLACEAE BACTERIA IN THE ORAL CAVITY OF SELECTED MARSUPIAL SPECIES. Hansen MJ. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine

Marine Microbiome

Agelas Wasting Syndrome Alters Prokaryotic Symbiont Communities of the Caribbean Brown Tube Sponge, Agelas tubulata.Deignan LK. Microbial Ecology

Environmental drivers of heterogeneity in the trophic-functional structure of protozoan communities during an annual cycle in a coastal ecosystem. Xu G. Marine Pollution Bulletin

Antibiotic Resitance

Editorial: Empiric antibiotic use in allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation: should we avoid anaerobe coverage? Shono Y. Blood Advances

Characterization of genetic determinants involved in antibiotic resistance in Aeromonas spp. and fecal coliforms isolated from different aquatic environments. Carnelli A. Research in Microbiology

 

 

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December 22, 2017

As the end of this year approaches, we have a post filled with plant/soil microbiome papers, as well as a few interesting food microbiology papers — enjoy!

General microbiome

A population genomics approach shows widespread geographical distribution of cryptic genomic forms of the symbiotic fungus Rhizophagus irregularis – Romain Savary, ISME

Pregnancy and early life

Gut microbiome in gestational diabetes: a cross-sectional study of mothers and offspring 5 years postpartum – Sayyid Hasan, Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica

Liver microbiome

Environmental peer pressure: CD4+ T cell help in tolerance and transplantation – Dana Tedesco, Liver Transplantation

Skin microbiome

Food allergy and atopic dermatitis: Prediction, progression, and prevention – Carla Mastrorilli, Pediatric Allergy and Immunology

Respiratory microbiome

The Lung Microbiome in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: A Promising Approach for Targeted Therapies – Fastrès Aline, International Journal of Molecular Sciences

Allergy – European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Microbial and organic matter patterns in a prescribed burned and thinned managed forest ecosystem – Dessy A. Owiti, Ecosphere

Microbial Interactions and Perspectives for Bioremediation of Pesticides in the Soils – Ratna Prabha, Plant-Microbe Interactions in Agro-Ecological Perspectives

Fungi: An Effective Tool for Bioremediation – Sachin Gupta, Plant-Microbe Interactions in Agro-Ecological Perspectives

Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi Improve Tolerance of Agricultural Plants to Cope Abiotic Stress Conditions – Pablo Cornejo, Plant-Microbe Interactions in Agro-Ecological Perspectives

Assessment of bacterial communities of black soybean grown in fields – Akifumi Sugiyama, Communicative & Integrative Biology

Plant-plant competition outcomes are modulated by plant effects on the soil bacterial community – S. Hortal, Scientific Reports

Trichoderma and Its Potential Applications – Monika Jangir, Plant-Microbe Interactions in Agro-Ecological Perspectives

Bacterial Rhizoremediation of Petroleum Hydrocarbons (PHC) – Jai Godheja, Plant-Microbe Interactions in Agro-Ecological Perspectives

Potential of Beneficial Bacteria as Eco-friendly Options for Chemical-Free Alternative Agriculture – Ch. Srinivasarao, Plant-Microbe Interactions in Agro-Ecological Perspectives

Potential Microbiological Approaches for the Remediation of Heavy Metal-Contaminated Soils – R. Krishnamoorthy, Plant-Microbe Interactions in Agro-Ecological Perspectives

Commercial Microbial Products: Exploiting Beneficial Plant-Microbe Interaction – Pallavi, Plant-Microbe Interactions in Agro-Ecological Perspectives

Interaction Between Beneficial Bacteria and Sugarcane – Guilherme Grodzki Oliveira Figueiredo, Plant-Microbe Interactions in Agro-Ecological Perspectives

Potential for Developing Low-Input Sustainable Agriculture in the Tropical Andes by Making Use of Native Microbial Resources – Luis Andrés Yarzábal, Plant-Microbe Interactions in Agro-Ecological Perspectives

Plant-Microbe Interactions in the Rhizosphere: Mechanisms and Their Ecological Benefits – Kulandaivelu Velmourougane, Plant-Microbe Interactions in Agro-Ecological Perspectives

Plant Interaction with Methylotrophic Communities – Manish Kumar, Plant-Microbe Interactions in Agro-Ecological Perspectives

Toward an Integrated Resource Management: Harnessing Trichoderma for Sustainable Intensification in Agriculture – Sumita Pal, Plant-Microbe Interactions in Agro-Ecological Perspectives,

Harnessing the Plant Microbiome: A Key Towards Sustainable Agriculture – Sanjana Kaul, Plant-Microbe Interactions in Agro-Ecological Perspectives

Rhizoremediation of Environmental Contaminants Using Microbial Communities – Ashish A. Prabhu, Plant-Microbe Interactions in Agro-Ecological Perspectives

Role of Plant Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria for Improving Crop Productivity in Sustainable Agriculture – Abhijeet S. Kashyap, Plant-Microbe Interactions in Agro-Ecological Perspectives

Molecular evidence strongly supports deadwood-inhabiting fungi exhibiting unexpected tree species preferences in temperate forests – Witoon Purahong, ISME

Animal microbiome

Rare symbionts may contribute to the resilience of coral–algal assemblages – Maren Ziegler, ISME

Excess labile carbon promotes the expression of virulence factors in coral reef bacterioplankton – Anny Cárdenas, ISME

Evidence for a primate origin of zoonotic Helicobacter suis colonizing domesticated pigs – Bram Flahou, ISME

Water and extremophile microbiome

Single cell genomics of uncultured marine alveolates shows paraphyly of basal dinoflagellates – Jürgen F H Strassert, ISME

Aquatic urban ecology at the scale of a capital: community structure and interactions in street gutters – Vincent Hervé, ISME

Ecological and genomic profiling of anaerobic methane-oxidizing archaea in a deep granitic environment – Kohei Ino, ISME

Food microbiome

Evaluation of the use of malic acid decarboxylase-deficient starter culture in NaCl-free cucumber fermentations to reduce bloater incidence – Y. Zhai, Journal of Applied Microbiology

Effect of phenolic compounds on the growth of selected probiotic and pathogenic bacteria – R. Pacheco-Ordaz, Letters in Applied Microbiology

Recent advances in the microencapsulation of omega-3 oil and probiotic bacteria through complex coacervation: A review – Divya Eratte, Trends in Food Science & Technology

Q fever and prevalence of Coxiella burnetii in milk – Andreana Pexara, Trends in Food Science & Technology

Microbes and art

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December 19, 2017

Changes to the oral microbiota are associated with risk factors for oral cancer, the benefits of endophytic bacteria on plants, analysis of biofilms from a worldwide sampling of shower hoses.

Pregnancy and early life

Diversity of vaginal microbiota increases by the time of labor onset – Ekaterina Avershina – Scientific Reports

Human oral microbiome

Alterations in oral bacterial communities are associated with risk factors for oral and oropharyngeal cancer – Daniela Börnigen – Scientific Reports

Oral Microbiota: Microbial Biomarkers of Metabolic Syndrome Independent of Host Genetic Factors – Jiyeon Si – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

Animal experiments

Pre-print: Antenatal microbial colonisation of mammalian gut – Elisa Borghi – bioRxiv

Metagenome Analysis of Bodily Microbiota in a Mouse Model of Alzheimer Disease Using Bacteria-derived Membrane Vesicles in Blood – Jin-Young Park – Experimental Neurobiology

Animal microbiome

Differential Ecological Specificity of Protist and Bacterial Microbiomes across a Set of Termite Species – Lena Waidele – Frontiers in Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Pre-print: The ecological genetics of Pseudomonas syringae residing on the kiwifruit leaf surface – Christina Straub – bioRxiv

Inner Plant Values: Diversity, Colonization and Benefits from Endophytic Bacteria – Hongwei Liu – Frontiers in Microbiology

Frankia diversity in host-plant root nodules is independent of abundance or relative diversity of Frankia in corresponding rhizosphere soils – Seifeddine Ben Tekaya – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Correlated production and consumption of chloromethane in the Arabidopsis thaliana phyllosphere – Muhammad Farhan Ul Haque – Scientific Reports

Rhizodeposition under drought is controlled by root growth rate and rhizosphere water content – Maire Holz – Plant and Soil

Water and extremophile microbiome

Localized high abundance of Marine group II archaea in the subtropical Pearl River Estuary: implications for their niche adaptation – Wei Xie – Environmental Microbiology

Thermophilic bacterial communities inhabiting the microbial mats of “indifferent” and chalybeate (iron-rich) thermal springs: Diversity and biotechnological analysis – Ramganesh Selvarajan – MicrobiologyOpen

Distribution and phylogeny of anaerobic anammonium-oxidizing (anammox) bacteria in water column of the central Pacific Ocean – Koji Hamasaki – Deap Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography

Built environment

Biofilms in shower hoses – Caitlin R Proctor – Water Research

Phages and viruses

Pre-print: Human Herpes Virus 6 (HHV-6) – Pathogen or Passenger? A pilot study of clinical laboratory data and next generation sequencing – Colin Sharp – bioRxiv

Pre-print: ACI-1 class A beta-lactamase is widespread across human gut microbiomes due to transposons harboured by tailed prophages – Chris M Rands – bioRxiv

Bioinformatics

Pre-print: How, when, and where relic DNA biases estimates of microbial diversity – J T Lennon – bioRxiv

Metabolomics

Plasma microbiome-modulated indole- and phenyl-derived metabolites associate with advanced atherosclerosis and postoperative outcomes – Cori A Cason – Journal of Vascular Surgery

Best-matched internal standard normalization in liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry metabolomics applied to environmental samples – Angela K Boysen – Analytical Chemistry

Techniques

Microfluidics: A new tool for microbial single cell analyses in human microbiome studies – Yuguang Liu – Biomicrofluidics

Pre-print: CLIQ-BID: A method to quantify bacteria-induced damage to eukaryotic cells by automated live-imaging of bright nuclei – Yann Wallez – bioRxiv

Mapping the ecological networks of microbial communities – Yandong Xiao – Nature Communications

More microbes

Pre-print: Molecular insights into Vibrio cholerae’s intra-amoebal host-pathogen interactions – Charles Van der Henst – bioRxiv

Nature to the natural rescue: Silencing microbial chats – Diby Paul – Chemico-Biological Interactions

Microbes in the news

Tracking effects of a food preservative on the gut microbiome – EurekAlert

Microbiome intervention with niacin aids insulin sensitivity – Medical Xpress

Wound scanner shows bacteria glowing if your body is infected – New Scientist

Engineering new cellular scaffolding for bacteria – Celia Henry Arnaud – Chemical & Engineering News

Viruses can transfer genes across the superkingdoms of life – ScienceDaily

Microbes on the market

British Health Technology Company Expanding Into Ten European Countries – PR Newswire

December 15, 2017

The leaders of ten research universities/institutes pledge to report student and postdoc outcomes in biomedical research as the Coalition for Next Generation Life Science initiative, commensal fungi and their cell-wall mannans can functionally replace benefits of intestinal bacteria, a new cheese starter system with improved bacteriophage resistance and antimicrobial activity.

Events and jobs

Postdoctoral Fellow, Functional Microbiome – Claesen Group, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic (also looking for interested graduate students)

Human nearly-sterile sites

Microorganisms in the human placenta are associated with altered CpG methylation of immune and inflammation-related genes – Martha Scott Tomlinson – PLOS ONE

Human gut microbiome

Faecal microbiota transplantation for Clostridium difficile infection using a lyophilized inoculum from non-related donors: A case series involving 19 patients – Vigvári Szabolcs – Acta Microbiologica et Immunologica Hungarica

Animal experiments

Commensal Fungi Recapitulate the Protective Benefits of Intestinal Bacteria – Tony T Jiang – Cell Host & Microbe

CCL28-Deficient Mice Have Reduced IgA Antibody–Secreting Cells and an Altered Microbiota in the Colon – Kazuhiko Matsuo – The Journal of Immunology

Animal microbiome

Behavior of bacteriome symbionts during transovarial transmission and development of the Asian citrus psyllid – Hiroki Dan – PLOS ONE

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Root-derived carbon and nitrogen from beech and ash trees differentially fuel soil animal food webs of deciduous forests – Sarah L Zieger – PLOS ONE

Historical and recent land use affects ecosystem functions in subtropical grasslands in Brazil – Jan L G Leidinger – Ecosphere

Mechanisms of arsenic sequestration by Prosopis juliflora during phytostabilization of metalliferous mine tailings – Corin M Hammond

Transfer Mechanism, Uptake Kinetic Process and Bioavailability of P, Cu, Cd, Pb and Zn in Macrophyte Rhizosphere Using DGT – Shengrui Wang – Environmental Science & Technology

Food microbiology

A Multibacteriocin Cheese Starter System, Comprising Nisin and Lacticin 3147 in Lactococcus lactis, in Combination with Plantaricin from Lactobacillus plantarum – S Mills – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Bioinformatics

Colonic Butyrate-Producing Communities in Humans: an Overview Using Omics Data – Marius Vital – mSystems

Discovery of carbamate degrading enzymes by functional metagenomics – Lisa Ufarté – PLOS ONE

Science, career, and publishing

A new data effort to inform career choices in biomedicine – Rebecca Blank – Science

News Feature: The science that’s never been cited – Richard Van Noorden – Nature

November 8, 2017

Photosynthesizing bacteria printed on paper, investigations of microbial communities in water dispensers and mines, a review on the health benefits of natural products from truffles.

Human respiratory microbiome

Review: Airway Microbiota and Allergic Diseases: Clinical Implications – Eman M Fouda – International Journal of Pulmonary and Respiratory Sciences

Human oral microbiome

Proton pump inhibitor alters oral microbiome in gastrointestinal tract of healthy volunteers – Tsuyoshi Mishiro – Journal of Gastroenterology and Hematology

Human gut microbiome

Gut Microbiota Interacts with Markers of Adipose Tissue Browning, Insulin Action and Plasma Acetate in Morbid Obesity – José María Moreno-Navarrete – Molecular Nutrition and Food Research

Is there a relationship between intestinal microbiota, dietary compounds, and obesity? – Joanna Kałużna-Czaplińska – Trends in Food Science and Technology

Animal experiments

Combination of quercetin and resveratrol reduces obesity in high-fat diet-fed rats by modulation of gut microbiota – Le Zhao – Food and Function

Post-weaning social isolation of rats leads to long-term disruption of the gut microbiota-immune-brain axis – Fionn Dunphy Doherty – Brain, Behavior, and Immunity

Host-microbiota interaction induces bi-phasic inflammation and glucose intolerance in mice – Antonio Molinaro – Molecular Metabolism

Obesogenic diet-induced gut barrier dysfunction and pathobiont expansion aggravate experimental colitis – June-Chul Lee – PLOS ONE

Animal microbiome

Gut region influences the diversity and interactions of bacterial communities in pikas (Ochotona curzoniae and Ochotona daurica) – Huan Li – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Nitrate induction and physiological responses of two maize lines differing in nitrogen use efficiency: effects on N availability, microbial diversity and enzyme activity in the rhizosphere – Zeno Varanini – Plant and Soil

The emergent rhizosphere: imaging the development of the porous architecture at the root-soil interface – J R Halliwell – Scientific Reports

Co-existence of Rhizobia and Diverse Non-Rhizobial Bacteria in the Rhizosphere and Nodules of Dalbergia odorifera Seedlings Inoculated with Bradyrhizobium elkanii,Rhizobium multihospitium–like and Burkholderia pyrrocinia–like Strains – Junkun Lu – Frontiers in Microbiology

Diversity of endophytic bacteria from Piper spp. with antagonistic property against Phytophthora capsici causing foot rot disease in black pepper (Piper nigrum L.) – Nadiya Kollakkodan – Journal of Tropical Agriculture

Seasonal and annual variation in fungal communities associated with epigeic springtails (Collembola spp.) in boreal forests – Sten Anslan – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

An Integrated Insight into the Relationship between Soil Microbial Community and Tobacco Bacterial Wilt Disease – Hongwu Yang – Frontiers in Microbiology

Resource availability underlies the plant-fungal diversity relationship in a grassland ecosystem – Lauren C Cline – Ecology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Microflora Thermarum Atlas project: biodiversity in thermal spring waters and natural SPA pools – F Valeriani – Water Science and Technology: Water Supply

Modes of carbon xation in an arsenic and CO2-rich shallow hydrothermal ecosystem – Nolwenn Callac – Scientific Reports

Difference of nitrogen-cycling microbes between shallow bay and deep-sea sediments in the South China Sea – Tiantian Yu – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Seasonal Shifts in Bacterial Community Responses to Phytoplankton-Derived Dissolved Organic Matter in the Western Antarctic Peninsula – Catherine M Luria – Frontiers in Microbiology

Built environment

Role of microbial activity in Fe(III) hydroxysulfate mineral transformations in an acid mine drainage-impacted site from the Dabaoshan Mine – Yanping Bao – Science of the Total Environment

Investigation of microbial communities in water dispensers – Sangjung Park – Applied Biological Chemistry

Food microbiology

Review: Potential health benefits of natural products derived from truffles: A review – Seema Patel – Trends in Food Science and Technology

Probiotics/prebiotics

Review: The development of seaweed-derived bioactive compounds for use as prebiotics and nutraceuticals using enzyme technologies – Suvimol Charoensiddhi – Trends in Food Science and Technology

Phages and viruses

Characterization of ecologically diverse viruses infecting co-occurring strains of cosmopolitan hyperhalophilic Bacteroidetes – Judith Villager – The ISME Journal

Biodiversity of bacteriophages infecting Lactococcus lactis starter cultures – Joana Oliveira – Journal of Dairy Science

Bioinformatics

fusionDB: assessing microbial diversity and environmental preferences via functional similarity networks – Zhu Chengsheng – Nucleic Acids Research

Metabolomics

PAMDB: a comprehensive Pseudomonas aeruginosa metabolome database – Wailing Huang – Nucleic Acids Research

mVOC 2.0: a database of microbial volatiles – Marie C Lemfack – Nucleic Acids Research

Techniques

Comparison of DNA-fingerprinting (T-RFLP) and high-throughput sequencing (HTS) to assess the diversity and composition of microbial communities in groundwater ecosystems – Karsten Karczewski – Limnologica Ecology and Management of Inland Waters

More microbes

Review: Our microbes not only produce antibiotics, they also overproduce amino acids – Sergio Sanchez – The Journal of Antibiotics

Disruption of N-acyl-homoserine lactone-specific signalling and virulence in clinical pathogens by marine sponge bacteria – José A Gutiérrez-Barranquero – Microbial Biotechnology

Microbes in the news

Bacteria-Activated Wallpaper that Generates Electricity – Katharine Keane – Architect Magazine

US government approves ‘killer’ mosquitoes to fight disease – Emily Waltz – Nature News

Bacteria may help babies’ digestive tracts more than suspected, scientists find – EurekAlert

Using neutrons to study how resistant bacteria evolve – Phys Org

Researchers identify mechanisms through which H. pylori bacteria cause gastric cancer – News Medical Life Sciences

New model reveals possibility of pumping antibiotics into bacteria – EurekAlert

Microbes on the market

Seres Therapeutics Awarded Grant from CARB-X to Support Development of Microbiome Therapeutic Candidate – Business Wire

Michael J. Fox Foundation, 23andMe to Jointly Advance Parkinson’s Disease Research – Carolina Henriques – Parkinson’s News Today

November 5, 2017

 

A shorter digest today, but includes a lot of human gut microbiome studies and a cool study on microbes used to treat snake bites!

General microbiome

Comparison of two Jatropha species (Euphorbiaceae) used popularly to treat snakebites in Northeastern Brazil: Chemical profile, inhibitory activity against Bothrops erythromelas venom and antibacterial activity – Juliana Félix-Silva, Journal of Ethnopharmacology

Multi-site human microbiome

A slippery slope: On the origin, role and physiology of mucus – Farhan Taherali, Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews

Human gut microbiome

Faecal microbiota transplantation versus placebo for moderate-to-severe irritable bowel syndrome: a double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled, parallel-group, single-centre trial –  Peter Holger Johnsen, The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Estrogens and Female Liver Health – Karen L. Chen, Steroids

Safety and Efficacy of Fecal Microbiota Transplant for Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection in Patients With Cancer Treated With Cytotoxic Chemotherapy: A Single-Institution Retrospective Case Series – Mehrdad Hefazi, Mayo Clinic Proceedings

Gut Microbiota and Cancer Patients: A Broad-Ranging Relationship – Giovanni Cammarota, Mayo Clinic Proceedings

Gut microbiota and hypertension: From pathogenesis to new therapeutic strategies – Yongbo Kang, Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology

Preface to “Gut microbiome in health and disease” – Maikel P. Peppelenbosch, Best Practice & Research Clinical Gastroenterology

Results of the implementation of a multidisciplinary programme of faecal microbiota transplantation by colonoscopy for the treatment of recurrent Clostridium difficile infection – Antonio López-Sanromán, Gastroenterología y Hepatología (English Edition)

Animal experiments

Alterations in ruminal bacterial populations at induction and recovery from diet-induced milk fat depression in dairy cows – D.W. Pitta, Journal of Dairy Science

Chronic chlorpyrifos exposure elicits diet-specific effects on metabolism and the gut microbiome in rats – Bing Fang, Food and Chemical Toxicology

Housing influences tissue cytokine levels and the fecal bacterial community structure in rats – Padmaja Shastri, Journal of Functional Foods

An intact gut microbiota may be required for lactoferrin-driven immunomodulation in rats – Yongping Wen, Journal of Functional Foods

Untargeted metabolomic profiling of urine in Wistar rats reveals enhanced bioavailability of soy isoflavones post short-term consumption of noni (Morinda citrifolia) juice – José-Manuel Fallas-Ramirez, Journal of Functional Foods

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Long and short term effects of solarization on soil microbiome and agricultural production – Housam Kanaan, Applied Soil Ecology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Microbial communities involved in biogas production exhibit high resilience to heat shocks – Abendroth Christian, Bioresource Technology

Food microbiome

Application of high-throughput pyrosequencing in the analysis of microbiota of food commodities procured from small and large retail outlets in a U.S. metropolitan area – A pilot study – Daleniece Higgins, Food Research International

Microbial ecology along the processing of Spanish olives darkened by oxidation – Eduardo Medina, Food Control

Co-fermentation of onion and whey: A promising synbiotic combination – Federica Tinello, Journal of Functional Foods

Diverse yeasts for diverse fermented beverages and foods – Chris Todd Hittinger, Current Opinion in Biotechnology

Techniques

Microbiome measurement: Possibilities and pitfalls – Djawad Radjabzadeh, Best Practice & Research Clinical Gastroenterology

High-throughput eDNA monitoring of fungi to track functional recovery in ecological restoration – DongFeng Yan, Biological Conservation

Commensal Koch’s postulates: establishing causation in human microbiota research – B Anne Neville, Current Opinion in Microbiology

Microbes in the news

Disease outbreak at Marine Corps boot camp abates in San Diego – Carl Prine, The San Diego Union-Tribune

October 10, 2017

Effects of amino acid supplements on metabolic health, a discussion of the broader risks and benefits of microbiome research, a book chapter evaluating microbiome statistical analysis tools.

Events and jobs

Assistant Professor in Microbiology, Tenure Track – Department of Microbiology & Immunology, University of British Columbia

General microbiome

Communicating the promise, risks, and ethics of large-scale, open space microbiome and metagenome research – Daria Shamarina – Microbiome

Pregnancy and early life

Review: Early microbiota, antibiotics and health – Alicja M Nogacka – Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences

Human gut microbiome

Amino acid supplements and metabolic health: a potential interplay between intestinal microbiota and systems control – Francesco Bifari – Genes & Nutrition

Microbial dysbiosis in spouses of ulcerative colitis patients: Any clues to disease pathogenesis? – Dario Sorrentino – World Journal of Gastroenterology

Phages and viruses

Pre-print: Nasty Prophages and the Dynamics of Antibiotic-Tolerant Persister Cells – Alexander Harms – bioRxiv

Bioinformatics

Book Chapter: Processing and Analyzing Human Microbiome Data – Xuan Zhu – Statistical Human Genetics

Interpretation of microbiota-based diagnostics by explaining individual classifier decisions – A Eck – BMC Bioinformatics

Techniques

Pre-print: Umbilical cord blood diagnostics for early onset sepsis in premature infants: detection of bacterial DNA and systemic inflammatory response – Leena B Mithal – bioRxiv

Pre-print: Accuracy of microbial community diversity estimated by closed- and open-reference OTUs – Robert C Edgar – PeerJ

Microbes in the news

Bacteria with synthetic gene circuit self-assemble to build working device with gold nanoparticles – Phys Org

New test identifies antibiotic-resistant bacteria in 30 minutes – The Statesman

Microbes on the market

Summit Highlights Microbiome Preservation During Ridinilazole Treatment in Exploratory Phase 2 Clinical Trial at ID Week 2017 – Globe Newswire