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

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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

September 13,2017

Our midweek digest is a treat for wine drinkers- two studies looking at vineyard microbiomes and news of how Nestlé is moving into microbiome research. Lastly, read about an exciting workflow that makes it easier to map the resistome.

General Microbiome

Microbial communities in placentas from term normal pregnancy exhibit spatially variable profiles.

Parnell LA .Scientific Reports

Human gut microbiome

Host-microbe interaction in the gastrointestinal tract.

Parker A.Environmental Microbiology Report

Gut microbiota composition is associated with polypharmacy in elderly hospitalized patients.

Ticinesi A.Scientific Reports

Microbes in Infant Gut Development: Placing Abundance Within Environmental, Clinical and Growth Parameters.

Obermajer T.Scientific Reports

Animal experiments and microbiome

Gut bacteria from multiple sclerosis patients modulate human T cells and exacerbate symptoms in mouse models.

Cekanaviciute E, PNAS

The microbiota influences cell death and microglial colonization in the perinatal mouse brain.

Castillo-Ruiz A. Brain, Behaviour, and Immunity

Microbial colonization is required for normal neurobehavioral development in zebrafish.

Phelps D,.Scientific Reports

Biotechnology 

Ozone-cathode microbial desalination cell; An innovative option to bioelectricity generation and water desalination.

Gholizadeh A. Chemosphere.

Plant and soil microbiome

Grape microbiome as a reliable and persistent signature of field origin and environmental conditions in Cannonau wine production.

Mezzasalma V. PLoS One.

Is microbial terroir related to geographic distance between vineyards?

Miura T. Environmental Microbiology Reports

Bacteria utilising plant-derived carbon in the rhizosphere of Triticum aestivum change in different depths of an arable soil.

Uksa M. Environmental Microbiology Reports

Mining the Volatilomes of Plant-Associated Microbiota for New Biocontrol Solutions.

Bailly A. Frontiers in Microbiology

More than 2500 years of oil exposure shape sediment microbiomes with the potential for syntrophic degradation of hydrocarbons linked to methanogenesis.

Michas A. Microbiome

Lung Microbiome

Functional characterization of the Mycobacterium abscessus genome coupled with condition specific transcriptomics reveals conserved molecular strategies for host adaptation and persistence.

Miranda-CasoLuengo AA.BMC Genomics

Mechanistic insight into the function of the microbiome in lung diseases.

Ubags NDJ. European Respiratory Journal

Antibiotics

A single early-in-life macrolide course has lasting effects on murine microbial network topology and immunity.

Ruiz VE.Nature Communications

Resistome

The recent emergence in hospitals of multidrug-resistant community-associated sequence type 1 and spa type t127 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus investigated by whole-genome sequencing: Implications for screening.

Earls MR. PLoS One

Rapid resistome mapping using nanopore sequencing.

van der Helm E.Nucleic Acids Research  

Network of microbial and antibiotic interactions drive colonization and infection with multidrug-resistant organisms

Wang J. PNAS

News

Nestlé moves into gut microbiome tests.

News- Nature Biotechnology

Protocol

Shotgun metagenomics, from sampling to analysis.

Quince C,Nature Biotechnology

Erratum 

Erratum to: Diet Versus Phylogeny: a Comparison of Gut Microbiota in Captive Colobine Monkey Species.

Hale VL. Microbial Ecology

August 1, 2017

Today’s digest is relatively short, but there is an amazing commentary on rhizosheath and advantages of using phylogenetic distances to examine the microbial communities

Human gut microbiome

Maternal modifiers of the infant gut microbiota: metabolic consequences

Mulligan CM. Journal of Endocrinology

Association between gut microbiota and bone health: potential mechanisms and prospective

Chen YC. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism

Plant, soil, and air microbiome

Amynthas agrestis invasion increases microbial biomass in Mid-Atlantic deciduous forests

Chang CH. Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Effect of nanoparticles on crops and soil microbial communities

Rajput VD. Journal of Soils and Sediments

Bottom-up effects on herbivore-induced plant defences: a case study based on compositional patterns of rhizosphere microbial communities.

Benítez E. Scientific reports

Unwrapping the rhizosheath

Pang J. Plant and Soil

Marine and inland waters

Marine archaea and archaeal viruses under global change

Danovaro R-F1000 Research

Bacterial community structure in the intertidal biofilm along the Yangtze Estuary, China

Guo X .Marine Pollution Bulletin

Fronts at the surface ocean can shape distinct regions of microbial activity and community assemblages down to the bathypelagic zone: The Azores Front as a case study

Baltar F. Frontiers in Marine Science

Microbiome Approaches/Techniques

A deep metaproteomics approach for the study of human microbiomes

Zhang X Analytical Chemistry, 2017

Advantages of phylogenetic distance based constrained ordination analyses for the examination of microbial communities.

Shankar V. Scientific reports

Oral/Nasal Microbiome 

The periodontal war: microbes and immunity

Ebersole JL. PERIODONTOLOGY 2000

Design and validation of a DNA-microarray for phylogenetic analysis of bacterial communities in different oral samples and dental implants

Parolin C. Scientific Reports

Influence of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccines on the temporal variation of pneumococcal carriage and the nasal microbiota in healthy infants: a longitudinal analysis of a case–control study

Mika M. Microbiome

Food Microbiology 

Comparison study of the volatile profiles and microbial communities of Wuyi Qu and Gutian Qu, two major types of traditional fermentation starters of Hong Qu glutinous rice wine

Liu Z.Food Microbiology

Plant-mediated restriction of Salmonella enterica on tomato and spinach leaves colonized with Pseudomonas plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria

Hsu CK.International Journal of Food Microbiology, 2017

July 29, 2017

Enjoy perusing this beefy Microbiome Digest, which is heavy on information about plant/root/soil microbes, water/extremophile microbes, and new microbial techniques.

Events and jobs

Microbiome Symposium 2017 – September 11, Quadras Conference Center

General microbiome

Temperature, inocula and substrate: Contrasting electroactive consortia, diversity and performance in microbial fuel cells – E.S. Heidrich, Bioelectrochemistry

Effect of glucose on nitrogen removal and microbial community in anammox-denitrification system – Yujie Qin, Bioresource Technology

Horizontal Gene Transfer and Ecosystem Function Dynamics – Maarten van de Guchte, Trends in Microbiology

Pregnancy and early life

Patterns of Early-Life Gut Microbial Colonization during Human Immune Development: An Ecological Perspective – Isabelle Laforest-Lapointe, Frontiers in Microbiology

Maternal Gut Microbiome Biodiversity in Pregnancy – Marcela C. Smid, American Journal of Perinatology

Sphingolipid metabolism potential in fecal microbiome and bronchiolitis in infants: a case–control study – Kohei Hasegawa, BMC Research Notes

Adverse events in women and children who have received intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis treatment: a systematic review – Farah Seedat, BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth

Human skin microbiome

Bacterial diversity in Buruli ulcer skin lesions: Challenges in the clinical microbiome analysis of a skin disease – Chloé Van Leuvenhaege, PLoS ONE

Human oral microbiome

16S rDNA analysis of periodontal plaque in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and periodontitis patients – Wu X., Journal of Oral Microbiology

Porphyromonas gingivalis disturbs host-commensal homeostasis by changing complement function – Olsen I., Journal of Oral Microbiology

Human gut microbiome

The Present Status of Fecal Microbiota Transplantation and Its Value in the Elderly – Yao-Wen Cheng, Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology

Fecal total iron concentration is inversely associated with fecal Lactobacillus in preschool children – Sasank Kalipatnapu, Gastroenterology

Long-term irritable bowel syndrome symptom control with reintroduction of selected FODMAPs – Ruth M. Harvie, World Journal of Gastroenterology

Distinct gut microbiota profiles in patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis and ulcerative colitis – Lukas Bajer, World Journal of Gastroenterology

Eubiotic properties of rifaximin: Disruption of the traditional concepts in gut microbiota modulation – Francesca Romana Ponziani, World Journal of Gastroenterology

Helicobacter pylori and gut microbiota in multiple sclerosis versus Alzheimer’s disease: 10 pitfalls of microbiome studies – Ah-Mee Park, Clinical and Experimental Neuroimmunology

Partners of patients with ulcerative colitis exhibit a biologically relevant dysbiosis in fecal microbial metacommunities – Guang-Lan Chen, World Journal of Gastroenterology

Animal Experiments

Oral administration of live- or heat-killed Candida albicansworsened cecal ligation and puncture sepsis in a murine model possibly due to an increased serum (1→3)-β-D-glucan – Wimonrat Panpetch, PLoS ONE

Cross-modulation of pathogen-specific pathways enhances malnutrition during enteric co-infection with Giardia lambliaand enteroaggregative Escherichia coli – Luther A. Bartelt, PLoS Pathogens

Animal microbiome

Changes in the Intestinal Microbiota of Gibel Carp (Carassius gibelio) Associated with Cyprinid herpesvirus2 (CyHV-2) Infection – Rong She, Current Microbiology

Diversity and stability of coral endolithic microbial communities at a naturally high pCO2 reef – Vanessa R. Marcelino, Molecular Ecology

Characterization of feather-degrading bacterial populations from birds’ nests – Potential strains for biomass production for animal feed – Maria Saarela, International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation

The impact of the bovine fecal microbiome on Escherichia coli O157:H7 prevalence and enumeration in naturally infected cattle – Minseok Kim, Journal of Applied Microbiology

Burying beetles regulate the microbiome of carcasses and use it to transmit a core microbiota to their offspring – Shantanu P. Shukla, Molecular Ecology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Elevated CO2 and nitrogen addition have minimal influence on the rhizospheric effects of Bothriochloa ischaemum – Lie Xiao, Scientific Reports

Soil nutritional status and biogeography influence rhizosphere microbial communities associated with the invasive tree Acacia dealbata – Casper N. Kamutando, Scientific Reports

Biotoxic impact of heavy metals on growth, oxidative stress and morphological changes in root structure of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) and stress alleviation by Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain CPSB1 – Asfa Rizvi, Chemosphere

Use of microbial indicators combined with environmental factors coupled to metrology tools for discrimination and classification of Luzhou-flavored pit muds – Q.Y. Zhang, Journal of Applied Microbiology

Fertilization decreases compositional variation of paddy bacterial community across geographical gradient – Ruirui Chen, Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Effects of snow cover plus straw mulching on microorganisms in paddy soil during winter – Hao Zhang, Applied Soil Ecology

The Contribution of Pyrene Degrading Bacteria and Chemical Reagents to Scirpus triqueterPhytoremediation of Pyrene and Ni Co-contaminated Soil – Xiaoxin Hu, Water, Air, & Soil Pollution

Investigating whether light intensity can modify decomposition rates in peatlands through control of the ‘enzymic latch’ – Christian Dunn, Ecological Engineering

Analysis of microbiota in rhizosphere, water and gut of grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) in ponds treated with artificial floating beds – Jian Li, Water and Environment Journal

Scaling from the growth chamber to the greenhouse to the field: Demonstration of diminishing effects of mitigation of salinity in peppers inoculated with plant growth-promoting bacterium and humic acids – Macario Bacilio, Applied Soil Ecology

Disease management of tomato through PGPB: current trends and future perspective – Vipin Kumar Singh, 3 Biotech

Soil bacteria and archaea change rapidly in the first century of Fennoscandian boreal forest development – Stephanie A. Yarwood, Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Leaf litterfall decomposition of pedunculate (Quercus robur L.) and sessile (Q. petraea [Matt.] Liebl.) oaks and their hybrids and its impact on soil microbiota – Girmantė Jurkšienė, Dendrobiology

On the controls of abundance for soil-dwelling organisms on the Tibetan Plateau – Ke Zhao, Ecosphere

Water and extremophile microbiome

Microbial planktonic communities in the Red Sea: high levels of spatial and temporal variability shaped by nutrient availability and turbulence – John K. Pearman, Scientific Reports

Characterization of a highly efficient antibiotic-degrading metallo-β-lactamase obtained from an uncultured member of a permafrost community – Marcelo Monteiro Pedroso, Metallomics

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) enrich their degrading genera and genes in human-impacted aquatic environments – Ke Yuan, Environmental Pollution

Spatial autocorrelation of microbial communities atop a debris-covered glacier is evidence of a supraglacial chronosequence – Jack L. Darcy, FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Eco-friendly and efficient in situ restoration of the constructed sea stream by bioaugmentation of a microbial consortium – Jangyeon Yoo, Korean Journal of Microbiology

Identification of two organohalide-respiring Dehalococcoidiaassociated to different dechlorination activities in PCB-impacted marine sediments – Andrea Nuzzo, Microbial Cell Factories

Draft genome sequence of the halophilic Halobacillus mangroviKTB 131 isolated from Topan salt of the Jeon-nam in Korea – Mingyeong Woo, Genomics Data

First draft genome sequence of a strain from the genus Fusibacter isolated from Salar de Ascotán in Northern Chile – Antonio E. Serrano, Extended Genome Report

Draft Genome Sequence of the Deep-Sea Bacterium Moritella sp. JT01 and Identification of Biotechnologically Relevant Genes – Robert Cardoso de Freitas, Marine Biotechnology

Bacterial and Archaeal Diversity in Hypersaline Cyanobacterial Mats Along a Transect in the Intertidal Flats of the Sultanate of Oman – Janina C. Vogt, Microbial Ecology

Bacterial and fungal communities and contribution of physicochemical factors during cattle farm waste composting – Huhe, Microbiology Open

Built environment

Bioprotection of the built environment and cultural heritage – Geoffrey Michael Gadd, Microbial Biotechnology

Food microbiology

Food waste conversion to microbial polyhydroxyalkanoates – Chad Nielsen, Microbial Biotechnology

Insect frass in stored cereal products as a potential source of Lactobacillus sanfranciscensis for sourdough ecosystem – Federica Boiocchi, Journal of Applied Microbiology

Probiotics

Evaluation of Probiotic Diversity from Soybean (Glycine max) Seeds and Sprouts Using Illumina-Based Sequencing Method – Yali Huang, Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins

Bioinformatics

Visibiome: an efficient microbiome search engine based on a scalable, distributed architecture – Syafiq Kamarul Azman, BMC Bioinformatics

Techniques

Inferring Past Environments from Ancient Epigenomes – David Gokhman, Microbial Ecology and Evolution

Comparison of DNA extraction methods used to detect bacterial and yeast DNA from spiked whole blood by real-time PCR – Libera M. Dalla-Costa, Journal of Microbiological Methods

Understanding the fundamental mechanisms of biofilms development and dispersal: BIAM (Biofilm Intensity and Architecture Measurement), a new tool for studying biofilms as a function of their architecture and fluorescence intensity – Marine Baudin, Journal of Microbiological Methods

Comparison of sequencing the D2 region of the large subunit ribosomal RNA gene (MicroSEQ®) versus the internal transcribed spacer (ITS) regions using two public databases for identification of common and uncommon clinically relevant fungal species – S. Arbefeville, Journal of Microbiological Methods

The feasibility of improved live-dead distinction in qPCR-based microbial source tracking – Laura Seidel, Journal of Microbiological Methods

Comparison of two bioinformatics tools used to characterize the microbial diversity and predictive functional attributes of microbial mats from Lake Obersee, Antarctica – Hyunmin Koo, Journal of Microbiological Methods

Multiplex polymerase chain reaction for identification of Escherichia coli, Escherichia albertii and Escherichia fergusonii – Rebecca L. Lindsey, Journal of Microbiological Methods

Nontargeted virus sequence discovery pipeline and virus clustering for metagenomic data – David Paez-Espino, Nature Protocols

SigTree: A Microbial Community Analysis Tool to Identify and Visualize Significantly Responsive Branches in a Phylogenetic Tree – John R. Stevens, Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal

July 20, 2017

A study of chemical interactions between fungi and ants by imaging mass spectrometry, characterization of forty-six Arthrobacter phages, influence of fruit fungal infestation on vertebrate fruit preferences.

Human gut microbiome

The essential genomic landscape of the commensal Bifidobacterium breve UCC2003 – Lorena Ruiz – Scientific Reports

Animal experiments

Fat binding capacity and modulation of the gut microbiota both determine the effect of wheat bran fractions on adiposity – Francesco Suriano – Scientific Reports

Effects of dietary supplementation with two alternatives to antibiotics on intestinal microbiota of preweaned calves challenged with Escherichia coli K99 – Yanliang Bi – Scientific Reports

Animal microbiome

Imaging mass spectrometry and MS/MS molecular networking reveals chemical interactions among cuticular bacteria and pathogenic fungi associated with fungus-growing ants – Cristopher A Boya P – Scientific Reports

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Population structure of an orchid mycorrhizal fungus with genus-wide specificity – M P Ruibal – Scientific Reports

Water and extremophile microbiome

Review: Cultivation of microbes from the deep-sea environments – Zenghu Zhang – Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography

Food microbiology

Fungal infestation boosts fruit aroma and fruit removal by mammals and birds – Josep E Peris – Scientific Reports

Pre-print: Resilience mechanisms of small intestinal lactobacilli to the toxicity of soybean oil fatty acids – Sara C Di Rienzi – bioRxiv

Probiotics/prebiotics

Dietary lipid content reorganizes gut microbiota and probiotic L. rhamnosus attenuates obesity and enhances catabolic hormonal milieu in zebrafish – Silvia Falcinelli – Scientific Reports

Phages and viruses

Tales of diversity: Genomic and morphological characteristics of forty-six Arthrobacter phages – Karen K Klyczek – PLOS ONE

Pre-print: Isolation and characterization of BpL1, a broad acting lytic bacteriophage against Brucella – Vimlesh Gupta – bioRxiv

Microbes in the news

Bac-for good: Bacteria passed between generations benefits you more than others – Phys.org

Microbes on the market

Verily Releases Bacteria-Infected Mosquitoes To Fight Zika And Dengue: Is Wolbachia Technique Safe For Humans? – Allan Adamson – Tech Times

Science, career, and publishing

Climate scientists flock to France’s call – Declan Butler – Nature