June 13, 2018

Events and jobs

Computational scientists (from post-master to postdoc fellowships) in metagenomics and microbial genomics : Trento, Italy – The Laboratory of Computational Metagenomics

General microbiome

Meta-analysis of human genome-microbiome association studies: the MiBioGen consortium initiative – Jun Wang, Microbiome Announcement

Microbial ecology

Everything is not everywhere: a tale on the biogeography of cyanobacteria – Karine Felix Ribeiro, Hydrobiologia

A Meta‐Analysis of Temperature Sensitivity as a Microbial Trait – Charlotte J. Alster, Global Change Biology

Microbial island biogeography: isolation shapes the life history characteristics but not diversity of root-symbiotic fungal communities – John Davison, ISME

Bacillus thuringiensis produces the lipopeptide thumolycin to antagonize microbes and nematodes – Dehong Zheng, Microbiological Research

Qualitative analysis of biosurfactants from Bacillus species exhibiting antifungal activity – Ambrin Sarwar, Plos One

Antarctic cryptoendolithic fungal communities are highly adapted and dominated by Lecanoromycetes and Dothideomycetes – Claudia Coleine, Frontiers in Microbiology

Pregnancy and early life

The Microbiome and Metabolome of Preterm Infant Stool Are Personalized and Not Driven by Health Outcomes, Including Necrotizing Enterocolitis and Late-Onset Sepsis – Stephen Wandro, mSphere

The role of breast milk in the colonization of neonatal gut and skin with coagulase-negative staphylococci – Hiie Soeorg, Pediatric Research

Multisite human microbiome

Prion-like Propagation of α-synuclein in the gut-brain axis – Ying Chen, Brain Research Bulletin

Microbiome-Gut-Brain Axis and Toll-Like Receptors in Parkinson’s Disease – Valentina Caputi, International Journal of Molecular Sciences

Current Insights in Microbiome Shifts in Sjogren’s Syndrome and Possible Therapeutic Interventions – Christina Tsigalou, Frontiers in Immunology

Comparison of Infant Gut and Skin Microbiota, Resistome and Virulome between Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Environments – Suchitra K. Hourigan, Frontiers in Microbiology

Human skin microbiome

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

Cutibacterium acnes (Propionibacterium acnes) and acne vulgaris: a brief look at the latest updates – B. Dréno, Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology

Characterisation of Cutibacterium acnes phylotypes in acne and in vivo exploratory evaluation of Myrtacine® – S. Pécastaings, Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology

Human oral microbiome

Analysis of the oral microbiome on the surface of modified dental polymers – Denise  Tornavoi de Castro, Archives of Oral Biology

Genetic Association with Subgingival Bacterial Colonization in Chronic Periodontitis – Franco Cavalla, Genes

Biological and cultural drivers of oral microbiota in Medieval and Post-Medieval London, UK – Andrew G Farrer, bioRxiv

Human gut microbiome

Breath methane concentrations and markers of obesity in patients with functional gastrointestinal disorders – Clive H. Wilder-Smith, United European Gastroenterology Journal

The Intersection Between Colonization Resistance, Antimicrobial Stewardship, and Clostridium difficile – Rossana Rosa, Current Infectious Disease Reports

Celiac Disease and Fecal Microbiota Transplantation: A New Beginning? – Shmuel Golfeyz MD, Correspondence

Gut microbiota metabolites, amino acid metabolites and improvements in insulin sensitivity and glucose metabolism: the POUNDS Lost trial – Yoriko Heianza, Nutrition

Cutting the Gordian Knot of the Microbiota – Kimberly S.Vasquez, Molecular Cell

Host: Microbiome co-metabolic processing of dietary polyphenols – An acute, single blinded, cross-over study with different doses of apple polyphenols in healthy subjects – Kajetan Trost, Food Research International

Clinical trials of kimchi intakes on the regulation of metabolic parameters and colon health in healthy Korean young adults – Hee-Young Kim, Journal of Functional Foods

Animal experiments

Propolis from Different Geographic Origins Suppress Intestinal Inflammation in a Model of DSS‐Induced Colitis is Associated with Decreased Bacteroides spp. in the Gut – Kai Wang, Molecular Nutrition and Food Research

Effect of direct-fed microbials on culturable gut microbiotas in broiler chickens: a meta-analysis of controlled trials – Chhaiden Heak, Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences

A dietary isothiocyanate-enriched moringa (Moringa oleifera) seed extract improves glucose tolerance in a high-fat-diet mouse model and modulates the gut microbiome – Asha Jaja-Chimedza, Journal of Functional Foods

The enteric microbiota regulates jejunal Paneth cell number and function without impacting intestinal stem cells – Alexi A. Schoenborn, Gut Microbes

Comprehensive longitudinal microbiome analysis of the chicken cecum reveals a shift from competitive to environmental drivers and a window of opportunity for Campylobacter – Umer Zeeshan Ijaz, bioRxiv

Microbial quantity impacts Drosophila nutrition, development, and lifespan – Erin S. Keebaugh, iScience

Absence of Gut Microbiota Reduces Emotional Reactivity in Japanese Quails (Coturnix japonica) – Narjis Kraimi, Frontiers in Physiology

Animal microbiome

Identification of circular single-stranded DNA viruses in faecal samples of Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis), moose (Alces alces) and snowshoe hare (Lepus americanus) inhabiting the Colorado San Juan Mountains – Simona Kraberger, Infection, Genetics and Evolution

Diverse novel resident Wolbachia strains in Culicine mosquitoes from Madagascar – Claire L Jeffries, bioRxiv

Sample treatment optimization for fish stool metabolomics – Takeshi Hano, Journal of Chromatography B

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Two decades of altered snow cover does not affect soil microbial ability to catabolize carbon compounds in an oceanic alpine heath – E.R. Jasper Wubs, Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Grazing and resource availability control soil nematode body size and abundance‐mass relationship in semi‐arid grassland – W. S. Andriuzzi, Journal of Animal Ecology

Isolation and screening of antibiotic producing actinomycetes from rhizosphere and agricultural soils – Atsede Muleta, African Journal of Biotechnology

Responses of Bougainvillea spectabilis to elevated atmospheric CO2 under galaxolide (HHCB) pollution and the mechanisms of its rhizosphere metabolism – Minzhe Zhang, Journal of Soils and Sediments

Differential effect of the nitrogen form on the leaf gas exchange, amino acid composition, and antioxidant response of sweet pepper at elevated CO2 – María C. Piñero, Plant Growth Regulation

Viral metagenomics analysis and eight novel viral genomes identified from the Dushanzi mud volcanic soil in Xinjiang, China – Dan-Ting Yu, Journal of Soils and Sediments

Efficacy of Bacillus subtilis native strains for biocontrol of Phytophthora crown and root rot of pistachio in Iran – Mohammad Moradi, Tropical Plant Pathology

Modification of plant cell wall chemistry impacts metabolome and microbiome composition in Populus PdKOR1 RNAi plants – Allison M. Veach, Plant and Soil

Continuous application of different fertilizers induces distinct bulk and rhizosphere soil protist communities – Sai Guo, European Journal of Soil Biology

Microbial communities and natural fermentation of corn silages prepared with farm bunker-silo in Southwest China – Hao Guan, Bioresource Technology

Cultivated methanotrophs associated with rhizospheres of traditional rice landraces from Western India belong to Methylocaldum and Methylocystis – Monali C. Rahalkar, 3 Biotech

Metal(loid)-resistant bacteria reduce wheat Cd and As uptake in metal(loid)-contaminated soil – Xiao-Han Wang, Environmental Pollution

Enhanced removal of nitrate in the maize rhizosphere by plant growth-promoting Bacillus megaterium NCT-2, and its colonization pattern in response to nitrate – Shaohua Chu, Chemosphere

Bioactive luteoloside produced by Myroides odoratimimus, solvent-tolerant bacterium form the rhizosphere of Lonicera japonica –  Y. X. Zhao, Natural Product Research

Potential application of selected metal resistant phosphate solubilizing bacteria isolated from the gut of earthworm (Metaphire posthuma) in plant growth promotion – Jayanta  Kumar Biswas, Geoderma

Effects of Pseudomonas chenduensis and biochar on cadmium availability and microbial community in the paddy soil – Lingjuan Li, Science of The Total Environment

Continuous application of different fertilizers induces distinct bulk and rhizosphere soil protist communities – Sai Guo, European Journal of Soil Biology

Analysis on metabolic functions of stored rice microbial communities by BIOLOG ECO microplates – Zhiwen Ge, Frontiers in Microbiology

Effects of discrete bioactive microbial volatiles on plants and fungi – Birgit Piechulla, Plant, Cell, and Environment

Phylogenetic-scale disparities in the soil microbial diversity–ecosystem functioning relationship – Marta Goberna, ISME

Similar soil microbial community structure across different environments after long‐term succession: evidence from volcanoes of different ages – Shangqi Xu, Journal of Basic Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Comparison among the microbial communities in the lake, lake wetland, and estuary sediments of a plain river network – Wei Huang, Microbiology Open

The distinctive microbial community improves composting efficiency in a full-scale hyperthermophilic composting plant – Zhen Yu, Bioresource Technology

Co-occurrence Networks Among Bacteria and Microbial Eukaryotes of Lake Baikal During a Spring Phytoplankton Bloom – Ivan S. Mikhailov, Microbial Ecology

The Legacy Effects of Winter Climate on Microbial Functioning After Snowmelt in a Subarctic Tundra – Maria Väisänen, Microbial Ecology

Characterization of phototrophic microorganisms and description of new cyanobacteria isolated from the saline-alkaline crater-lake Dziani Dzaha (Mayotte, Indian Ocean) – M. Cellamare, FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Methanogens in the Antarctic Dry Valley Permafrost – Tatiana A. Vishnivetskaya, FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Bacterial Diversity in an Alpine Debris-Free and Debris-Cover Accumulation Zone Glacier Ice, North Sikkim, India – Mingma Thundu Sherpa, Indian Journal of Microbiology

Culturing the ubiquitous freshwater actinobacterial acI lineage by supplying a biochemical ‘helper’ catalase – Suhyun Kim, bioRxiv

Assessing the effect of pretreatments on the structure and functionality of microbial communities for the bioconversion of microalgae to biogas – Olivia Córdova, Frontiers in Microbiology

Great Salt Lake microbiology: a historical perspective – Bonnie K. Baxter, International Microbiology

Life from the ashes: survival of dry bacterial spores after very high temperature exposure – Lynda Beladjal, Extremophiles

Microbial and geochemical controls on waste rock weathering and drainage quality – Sharon Blackmore, Science of The Total Environment

Characterization and high-throughput sequencing of a trichlorophenol-dechlorinating microbial community acclimated from sewage sludge – Jiaxiu Song, Journal of Cleaner Production

Impacts of surface-applied residues on N-cycling soil microbial communities in miscanthus and switchgrass cropping systems – Karen A. Thompson, Applied Soil Ecology

Water is a critical factor in evaluating and assessing microbial colonization and destruction of Angkor sandstone monuments – Xiaobo Liu, International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation

Methanogenic community shifts during the transition from sewage mono-digestion to co-digestion of grass biomass – Justus Hardegen, Bioresource Technology

Bacterial lineages putatively associated with the dissemination of antibiotic resistance genes in a full-scale urban wastewater treatment plant – Carlos Narciso-da-Rocha, Environment International

Impact of organic waste composition on life cycle energy production, global warming and Water use for treatment by anaerobic digestion followed by composting – Sara A. Pace, Resources, Conservation and Recycling

1H NMR metabolomics of microbial metabolites in the four MW agricultural biogas plant reactors: A case study of inhibition mirroring the acute rumen acidosis symptoms – Boštjan Murovec, Journal of Environmental Management

Comparative Metagenomics Provides Insight into the Ecosystem Functioning of the Shark Bay Stromatolites, Western Australia – Joany Babilonia, Frontiers in Microbiology

Assessing the abundance of fungal populations in a full-scale membrane bioreactor (MBR) treating urban wastewater by using quantitative PCR (qPCR) – P. Maza-Márquez, Journal of Environmental Management

Food microbiology

Occurrence of lactic acid bacteria and yeasts at species and strain level during spontaneous fermentation of mawè, a cereal dough produced in West Africa – Marcel Houngbédji, Food Microbiology

Probiotics / prebiotics

Probiotics in IBD: Combining in vitro and in vivomodels for selecting strains with both anti-inflammatory potential as well as a capacity to restore the gut epithelial barrier – Mazen Zaylaa, Journal of Functional Foods

Can prebiotics assist in the management of cognition and weight gain in schizophrenia? – Amy Chia-Ching Kao, Psychoneuroendocrinology

Probiotic potentials of Lactobacillus plantarum isolated from fermented durian (Tempoyak), a Malaysian traditional condiment – Asmariah Ahmad, Food Science and Nutrition

Bioinformatics

Identifying Heritable Communities of Microbiome by Root-Unifrac and Wishart Distribution – Yunfan Tang, bioRxiv

PARTIE: a partition engine to separate metagenomic and amplicon projects in the Sequence Read Archive – Pedro J. Torres, Bioinformatics

Techniques

Dead or Alive? Molecular life-dead distinction in human stool samples reveals significantly different composition of the microbial community – Alexandra Perras, bioRxiv

Critical Assessment of Methods to Quantify Biofilm Growth and Evaluate Antibiofilm Activity of Host Defence Peptides – Evan F. Haney, Biomolecules

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May 25, 2018

Microbes and climate change, molecules from the microbiota and the gut-brain axis, C. albicans respiration changes lead to differences in macrophage recognition.

Animal experiments

The Gut Microbiota Mediates the Anti-Seizure Effects of the Ketogenic Diet – Christine A Olson – Cell

Microbial signals drive pre-leukaemic myeloproliferation in a Tet2-deficient host – Marlies Meisel – Nature

Pre-print: Temporal changes in gut microbiota and signaling molecules of the gut-brain axis in mice fed meat protein diets – Yunting Jie – bioRxiv

Water and extremophile microbiome

Detection and Genetic Characterization of Bacteria of the Genus Pseudomonas from Microbial Communities of Lake Baikal – N L Bel’kova – Russian Journal of Genetics

More microbes

Review: Microbial Function on Climate Change – A Review – Endeshaw Abatenh – Environment Pollution and Climate Change

Pre-print: Inhibition of classical and alternative modes of respiration in C. albicans leads to cell wall remodelling and increased macrophage recognition – Lucian Duvenage – bioRxiv

Microbes in the news

How gut microbes are joining the fight against cancer – Giorgia Guglielmi – Nature

May 9, 2018

Have a good Wednesday! Today, we have an interesting set of papers about the effect of different compounds on microbiota, as well the effect of some probiotics. We have also a paper about the use binding of  immunoglobulin A by gut microbiota commensals as a potential mechanism for stabilization; we have also papers about virome from urinary and female reproductive tracts, a study a multi-site study of maternal microbiota.

Gut and General Microbiome

Introduction: The host-associated microbiome: Pattern, process and function – Laura Wegener Parfrey – Molecular Ecology (Special Issue: The host-associated microbiome: Pattern, process and function)

Gut microbiota utilize immunoglobulin A for mucosal colonization – G. P. Donaldson – Science

Low Maternal Microbiota Sharing across Gut, Breast Milk and Vagina, as Revealed by 16S rRNA Gene and Reduced Metagenomic Sequencing – Ekaterina Avershina – Genes

Editorial: Bacteria in the ageing gut: Did the taming of fire promote a long human lifespan?Antoine Danchin – Environmental Microbiology

Commentary: Insights into the role of gut microbiota in obesity: pathogenesis, mechanisms, and therapeutic perspectives – Lijuan Sun – Protein & Cell

Review: Gut microbiota derived metabolites in cardiovascular health and disease – Zeneng Wang – Protein & Cell

Treating Clostridium difficile infections: Should fecal microbiota transplantation be reclassified from investigational drug to human tissue?Mark StuntzContemporary Clinical Trials Communications

Effects of intestinal colonization by Clostridium difficile and Staphylococcus aureus on microbiota diversity in healthy individuals in China – Danfeng Dong – BMC Infectious Diseases

BaiCD gene cluster abundance is negatively correlated with Clostridium difficile infection – Philipp Solbach – PLoS ONE

Microbiome Responses to an Uncontrolled Short-Term Diet Intervention in the Frame of the Citizen Science ProjectNatalia S. Klimenko – Nutrients

Respiratory Tract Microbiome

Relation between lower respiratory tract microbiota and type of immune response against tuberculosis – Maede Nakhaee – Microbial Pathogenesis

Microbiome characteristics of induced sputum compared to bronchial fluid and upper airway samples – Shi‐qi An – Pediatric Pulmonology

The association between inflammation, the microbiome and urethane-induced pulmonary adenocarcinoma – Zenghua Deng – Oncology Letters

Urinary/Reproductive Tract Microbiome

Urinary Virome Perturbations in Kidney Transplantation – Tara K. Sigdel – Frontiers in Medicine

The Vaginal Eukaryotic DNA Virome and Preterm Birth – Kristine M. Wylie – American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Beneficial Microbes and Compounds

Walnut Consumption Alters the Gastrointestinal Microbiota, Microbially Derived Secondary Bile Acids, and Health Markers in Healthy Adults: A Randomized Controlled TrialHannah D Holscher – The Journal of Nutrition

The effect of vitamin D on intestinal inflammation and faecal microbiota in patients with ulcerative colitis – Mayur Garg – Journal of Crohn’s and Colitis

Exopolysaccharide from Bifidobacterium longum subsp. longum 35624™ modulates murine allergic airway responses – E. Schiavi – Beneficial Microbes

Modulatory effect of three probiotic strains on infants’ gut microbial composition and immunological parameters on a placebo-controlled, double-blind, randomised study – J. De Andrés – Beneficial Microbes

Review: Role of Lactobacillus reuteri in Human Health and Diseases – Qinghui Mu – Frontiers in Microbiology

Intake of phytic acid and myo-inositol lowers hepatic lipogenic gene expression and modulates gut microbiota in rats fed a high-sucrose diet – Yukako Okazaki – Biomedical Reports

Animal Microbiome

Feminizing Wolbachia influence microbiota composition in the terrestrial isopod Armadillidium vulgare – Jessica Dittmer – Scientific Reports

Gut microbiomes of wild great apes fluctuate seasonally in response to diet – Allison L. Hicks – Nature Communications

Endophytic Fungi in Species of Artemisia – Andreea Cosoveanu – Journal of Fungi

Tributyltin exposure induces gut microbiome dysbiosis with increased body weight gain and dyslipidemia in mice – Hao Guo – Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology

Food Microbiome

Unravelling the contribution of lactic acid bacteria and acetic acid bacteria to cocoa fermentation using inoculated organisms – Van Thi Thuy Ho – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Validation of standard method EN ISO 22964:2017 – Microbiology of the food chain – Horizontal method for the detection of Cronobacter sppAmparo de Benito – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Plant and Soil Microbiome

Mycobiome analysis of asymptomatic and symptomatic Norway spruce trees naturally infected by the conifer pathogens Heterobasidion spp. – Andriy Kovalchuk – Environmental Microbiology Reports

Perspective: Core microbiomes for sustainable agroecosystems – Hirokazu Toju – Nature Plants

Meetings: Holobiont: a conceptual framework to explore the eco-evolutionary and functional implications of host-microbiota interactions in all ecosystemsDenis Faure – New Phytologist

Other

Marker microbiome clusters are determined by operational parameters and specific key taxa combinations in anaerobic digestion – Susanne Theuerl – Bioresource Technology

 

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

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

March 23, 2018

Optogenetic regulation of transcription to promote biosynthesis of desired chemicals from fungi, the effect of yeast and bacteria on floral nectar, guidelines and best practices for human microbiome sampling/sequencing/processing.

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Evaluation of conventional and response surface level optimisation of n-dodecane (n-C12) mineralisation by psychrotolerant strains isolated from pristine soil at Southern Victoria Island, Antarctica – Syahir Habib – Microbial Cell Factories

Analysis of microbiota in bellflower root, Platycodon grandiflorum, obtained from South Korea – Daeho Kim – Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Contrasting effects of yeasts and bacteria on floral nectar traits – Rachel L Vannette – Annals of Botany

Water and extremophile microbiome

Mechanisms of Methyl Mercury Net Degradation in Alder Swamps: The Role of Methanogens and Abiotic Processes – Rose-Marie Kronberg – Environmental Science & Technology Letters

Microbial mat of the thermal springs Kuchiger Republic of Buryatia: species composition, biochemical properties and electrogenic activity in biofuel cell – Denis Aleksandrovich Yuriev – IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Sciences

Bioinformatics

Pre-print: A comprehensive automated pipeline for human microbiome sampling, 16S rRNA gene sequencing and bioinformatics processing – Luisa W Hugerth – bioRxiv

Pre-print/Review: Real-time analysis and visualization of pathogen sequence data – Richard A Neher – bioRxiv

Techniques

Yeast Biofilm as a Bridge Between Medical and Environmental Microbiology Across Different Detection Techniques – Luca Roscini – Infectious Diseases and Therapy

More microbes

Optogenetic regulation of engineered cellular metabolism for microbial chemical production – Evan M Zhao – Nature

Pre-print: Titan cells formation in Cryptococcus neoformans is finely tuned by environmental conditions and modulated by positive and negative genetic regulators – Benjamin Hommel – bioRxiv

Pre-print: High-resolution analysis of the pneumococcal transcriptome under a wide range of infection-relevant conditions – Rieza Aprianto – bioRxiv

Pre-print: Deep genome annotation of the opportunistic human pathogen Streptococcus pneumoniae D39 – Jelle Slager – bioRxiv

Microbes in the news

Oral microbiome and anthropometry changes following caries arrest using silver-nitrate/fluoride-varnish – EurekAlert

Metagenomics of early childhood oral health and early childhood caries – EurekAlert

Synergistic effects of smoking and obesity on the subgingival microbiome – EurekAlert

Gut bacteria can mean life or death for birds – EurekAlert

Its name is LUCA. Now it’s needing second thoughts – Stephen Fleischfresser – Cosmos

Plants really do feed their friends – ScienceDaily

Bacteria eats greenhouse gas with a side of protein – Phys.org

Survival of the Slimiest: The Persistent Nature of Biofilms – Sonali D Advani – Medscape

Amy’s non-microbiology picks

Editorial: Asymmetry symposium unites economists, physicists and artists – Nature

March 4, 2018

Events and jobs

Phd position in antimicrobial resistance development in biofilm communities – University of Leuven

Professor in Microbiome/Microbiota-Host Interactions – University of Alabama

Microbiology Lab Scientist – Lyneer Staffing

General microbiome

Impact of Brazilian microbiome for boosting agriculture, animal husbandry and human being: a book review – Arthur Prudêncio de Araujo Pereira, Journal of Cleaner Production

Are animals a source of Stenotrophomonas maltophiliain human infections? Contributions of a nationwide molecular study – Aurélie Jayol, European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases

The organization of bacterial genomes: Towards understanding the interplay between structure and function – Daan J.W. Brocken, Current Opinion in Systems Biology

Pregnancy and early life

Selective maternal seeding and environment shape the human gut microbiome – Katri Korpela, Genome Research

Ecological Shifts of Supragingival Microbiota in Association with Pregnancy – Wenzhen Lin, Frontiers in Cellular and Infectious Microbiology

Human respiratory microbiome

Impaired diversity of the lung microbiome predicts progression of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis – Youhei Takahashi, Respiratory Research

Human gut microbiome

Methanogens in humans: potentially beneficial or harmful for health – Prem Prashant Chaudhary, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Gut microbiota alterations and dietary modulation in childhood malnutrition – The role of short chain fatty acids – Ceyda Tugba Pekmez, Clinical Nutrition

Differential human gut microbiome assemblages during soil-transmitted helminth infections in Indonesia and Liberia – Bruce A. Rosa, Microbiome

Market Integration Predicts Human Gut Microbiome Attributes across a Gradient of Economic Development – Keaton Stagaman, mSystems

A Review of Microbiota and Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Future in Therapies – Bruno K. Rodiño-Janeiro, Advances in Therapy

Characterizing the metabolic phenotype of intestinal villus blunting in Zambian children with severe acute malnutrition and persistent diarrhea – Marta Farràs, PLOS one

Animal experiments

Differences in gut microbiota composition in finishing Landrace pigs with low and high feed conversion ratios – Zhen Tan, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Human milk oligosaccharides protect against the development of autoimmune diabetes in NOD-mice – Ling Xiao, Scientific Reports

TRIM31 Deficiency Is Associated with Impaired Glucose Metabolism and Disrupted Gut Microbiota in Mice – Jing Cheng, Frontiers in Physiology

Animal microbiome

Quantitative prediction of shrimp disease incidence via the profiles of gut eukaryotic microbiota – Jinbo Xiong, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Bioturbation activity of three macrofaunal species and the presence of meiofauna affect the abundance and composition of benthic bacterial communities – Élise Lacoste, Marine Environmental Research

Spatial Organization of the Gastrointestinal Microbiota in Urban Canada Geese – Sergei V. Drovetski, Scientific Reports

Skin microbiomes of California terrestrial salamanders are influenced by habitat more than host phylogeny – Alicia K. Bird, Frontiers in Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Recent Insights on Biological and Ecological Aspects of Ectomycorrhizal Fungi and Their Interactions – Antonietta Mello, Frontiers in Microbiology

Micro-decomposer communities and decomposition processes in tropical lowlands as affected by land use and litter type – Valentyna Krashevska, Oecologia

One-time phosphate fertilizer application to grassland columns modifies the soil microbiota and limits its role in ecosystem services – Israel Ikoyi, Science of The Total Environment

Size-Controlled Production of Gold Bionanoparticles Using the Extremely Acidophilic Fe(III)-Reducing Bacterium, Acidocella aromatica – Intan Nurul Rizki, Minerals

Nematicidal protease genes screened from a soil metagenomic library to control Radopholus similismediated by Pseudomonas fluorescens pf36 – Deqiang Chen, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

The structural and functional contributions of β-glucosidase-producing microbial communities to cellulose degradation in composting – Xiangyun Zang, Biotechnology for Biofuels

Diversity and contributions to nitrogen cycling and carbon fixation of soil salinity shaped microbial communities in Tarim Basin – Min Ren, Frontiers in Microbiology

Decomposer food web in a deciduous forest shows high share of generalist microorganisms and importance of microbial biomass recycling – Ruben López-Mondéjar, The ISME Journal

Soil bacterial community shifts driven by restoration time and steppe types in the degraded steppe of Inner Mongolia – Minjie Yao, CATENA

One-time phosphate fertilizer application to grassland columns modifies the soil microbiota and limits its role in ecosystem services – Israel Ikoyi, Science of The Total Environment

Enumeration of Culturable Endophytic Bacterial Population of Different Lycopersicum esculentum L. Varieties – Monika Singh, International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences

Isolation and Characterization of Methanol Utilizing Microorganisms from Leguminous Crops – Umang Ahlawat, International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences

Isolation of Mercury-Resistant Fungi from Mercury-Contaminated Agricultural Soil – Reginawanti Hindersah, Agriculture

Root-associated fungi shared between arbuscular mycorrhizal and ectomycorrhizal conifers in a temperate forest – Hirokazu Toju, Frontiers in Microbiology

Antagonistic Potential and Molecular Characterization of Trichoderma spp. against Rhizoctonia solani Infecting Ghost Pepper in Manipur, India – Khedarani Koijam, International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences

Isolation of Biocontrol (Bacterial) Agents from Chickpea (Cicer arietinum linnaeus) – S. Vijaya Kumar, International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences

Potentiality of Native Pseudomonas spp. in Promoting Sugarcane Seedling Growth and Red Rot (Colletotrichum falcatum went) Management – P. Kishore Varma, International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences

Interactions between isolates of the fungus Beauveria bassiana and Zea mays – Aimee McKinnon, Lincoln University (thesis)

Metagenome Sequencing of Prokaryotic Microbiota from Two Hypersaline Soils of the Odiel Salt Marshes in Huelva, Southwestern Spain – Blanca Vera-Gargallo, Genome Anouncements

Degradation shaped bacterial and archaeal communities with predictable taxa and their association patterns in Zoige wetland at Tibet plateau – Yunfu Gu, Scientific Reports

Water and extremophile microbiome

Survival of Listeria monocytogenes and Staphylococcus aureus in Synthetic Brines. Studying the Effects of Salt, Temperature and Sugar through the Approach of the Design of Experiments – Antonio Bevilacqua, Frontiers in Microbiology

Saccharolobus caldissimus gen. nov., sp. nov., a facultatively anaerobic iron-reducing hyperthermophilic archaeon isolated from an acidic terrestrial hot spring, and reclassification of Sulfolobus solfataricus as Saccharolobus solfataricus comb. nov. and Sulfolobus shibatae as Saccharolobus shibatae comb. nov. – Hiroyuki D. Sakai,  International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Distinct Osmoadaptation Strategies in the Strict Halophilic and Halotolerant Bacteria Isolated from Lunsu Salt Water Body of North West Himalayas – Shivani Vaidya, Current Microbiology

Archaeal Viruses from High-Temperature Environments – Jacob H. Munson-McGee, Genes

Strategies of adaptation of microorganisms of the three domains of life to high salt concentrations – Nina Gunde-Cimerman, FEMS Microbiology Reviews

Tertiary treatment and dual disinfection to improve microbial quality of reclaimed water for potable and non-potable reuse: A case study of facilities in North Carolina – Emily S. Bailey, Science of The Total Environment

The Early Earth Geochemical and Isotope Record of Serpentinizing Environments from Archean Stichtite (Mg6Cr2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O) – Erik B. Melchiorre, Precambrian Research

Process performance and population dynamics of ammonium tolerant microorganisms during co-digestion of fish waste and manure – Linn Solli, Renewable Energy

Toxicity assessment of pharmaceutical compounds on mixed culture from activated sludge using respirometric technique: The role of microbial community structure – I.A. Vasiliadou, Science of The Total Environment

Divergent assemblage patterns of abundant and rare microbial sub-communities in response to inorganic carbon stresses in a simultaneous anammox and denitrification (SAD) system – Duntao Shu, Bioresource Technology

Pretreatment of saline antibiotic wastewater using marine microalga – Xueqing Shi, Bioresource Technology

Bioinformatics

Handling gene and protein names in the age of bioinformatics: the special challenge of secreted multimodular bacterial enzymes such as the cbhA/cbh9Agene of Clostridium thermocellum – Wolfgang H. Schwarz, World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Techniques

Optimization of fecal sample processing for microbiome study — The journey from bathroom to bench – Wei-Kai Wu, Journal of the Formosan Medical Association

The Application of Omics Data to the Development of AOPs – Mary T. McBride, A Systems Biology Approach to Advancing Adverse Outcome Pathways for Risk Assessment

From correlation to causation: analysis of metabolomics data using systems biology approaches – Antonio Rosato, Metabolomics

Application of ensemble deep neural network to metabolomics studies – Taiga Asakura, Analytica Chimica Acta

Genome-reconstruction for eukaryotes from complex natural microbial communities – Patrick T West, Genome Research

Microbes in the news

Magnetic bacteria cause a stir – Christian Harding, Chemistry World

Federal Panel Passes Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Resolutions – Troy Brown, MedScape

Dangerous bacteria found in raw milk from Pennsylvania dairy – Coral Beach, Food Safety Network