March 27, 2017

Exploring life within the biofilm and how free-living microbes thrive, and focus on life history patterns of symbionts. Finally, big dairy (Parmalat- South Africa)  was found guilty of repeatedly hiding serious infections (Salmonella and Listeria,)from their consumers.

General microbiome

Biofilm formation enables free-living nitrogen-fixing rhizobacteria to fix nitrogen under aerobic conditions.

Wang D. ISME Journal

Symbiont Acquisition and Replacement as a Source of Ecological Innovation.

Sudakaran S. Trends in Microbiology

Distinct succession patterns of abundant and rare bacteria in temporal microcosms with pollutants.

Jiao S. Environmental Pollution

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Human gut microbiome

Early-life origin of intestinal inflammatory disorders.

Ley D. Nutrition Reviews

From mystery to mechanism: Can proteomics build systems-level understanding of our gut microbes?

Gonzalez CG. Expert Reviews of Proteomics

Human oral microbiome

Circadian oscillations of microbial and functional composition in the human salivary microbiome.

Takayasu L. DNA Research

Comparison of Boiling and Robotics Automation Method in DNA Extraction for Metagenomic Sequencing of Human Oral Microbes.

Yamagishi J.PLoS One.

Water, estuarine and marine microbiome

Integrated metabolism in sponge-microbe symbiosis revealed by genome-centered metatranscriptomics.

Moitinho-Silva L. ISME Journal

Are Oligotypes Meaningful Ecological and Phylogenetic Units? A Case Study of Microcystis in Freshwater Lakes.

Berry MA. Frontiers in Microbiology

Shotgun metagenomic sequencing reveals freshwater beach sands as reservoir of bacterial pathogens.

Mohiuddin MM. Water Research

Symbiosis and microbiome flexibility in calcifying benthic foraminifera of the Great Barrier Reef.

Prazeres M. Microbiome

Farm animal microbiome

Effects of dietary rapeseed meal supplementation on cecal microbiota in laying hens with different flavin-containing monooxygenase 3 genotypes.

Long C. Poultry Science

A distinct bacterial dysbiosis associated skin inflammation in ovine footrot.

Maboni G. Scientific Reports

Pasture flock chicken cecal microbiome responses to prebiotics and plum fiber feed amendments.

Park SH. Poultry Science

Respiratory system microbiome

Dendritic cell expression of the signaling molecule TRAF6 is required for immune tolerance in the lung.

Han D. International Immunology

Eukaryote microbiome

UniEuk: Time to Speak a Common Language in Protistology!

Berney C. The Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology

Animal microbiome

Colonization by non-pathogenic bacteria alters mRNA expression of cytochromes P450 in originally germ-free mice.

Jourová L. Folia Microbiologica

Gut microbiome-related metabolic changes in plasma of antibiotic-treated rats.

Behr C. Archives of Toxicology

Indoor microbiome

Hospital microbial surface colonization revealed during monitoring of Klebsiella spp., Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and non-tuberculous mycobacteria.

Geadas Farias P. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek

Microbes in the news

Parmalat hides bacteria infections

-News24

Indians find a new bacterial target for drug development

-The Hindu

March 23, 2017

Today’s digest has quite a few papers in the human oral and gut microbiome with many interesting papers as the one from M. Lepczyńska addressing positive aspects of various diets on gut microbiota and its fight with parasites. In ‘Water microbiome’ you can take a look at Raquel S. Peixoto’s paper and beneficial microbes maintaining coral health, while in ‘Microbes in News’ you can read how team from Korea is tackling one of medicine’s most pressing problems – antibiotic resistance by using bacteria to fight bacteria.

General microbiome

Reduced microbial diversity in adult survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia and microbial associations with increased immune activation – Ling Ling Chua -Microbiome

Pregnancy and early life

Manipulating the baby biome: What are the issues? – Lai-yang Lee – Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (ANZJOG)

Ex vivo infection of human placental chorionic villi explants with Trypanosoma cruzi and Toxoplasma gondii induces different Toll-like receptor expression and cytokine/chemokine profiles – Christian Castillo – American Journal of Reproductive Immunology (AJRI)

First foods and gut microbes – Martin F. Laursen – Frontiers in Microbiology

Reproductive microbiomes a new thread in the microbial network – Michael L. Power – Reproductive Sciences

Identical bacterial populations colonize premature infant gut, skin, and oral microbiomes and exhibit different in situ growth rates – Matthew R Olm – Genome Research

 
Human Oral

 
Differential responses of human dendritic cells to metabolites from the oral/airway microbiome – K. Whiteson – Clinical & Experimental Immunology

Candida albicans alters the bacterial microbiome of early in vitro oral biofilms – M. M. Janus – Journal of Oral Microbiology

Probiotic Lactobacillus reuteri has antifungal effects on oral Candida species in vitro – Mette Rose Jørgensen – Journal of Oral Microbiology

Porphyromonas gingivalis is the most abundant species detected in coronary and femoral arteries – J-L. C. Mougeot – Journal of Oral Microbiology

Oral microbiome in HIV-associated periodontitis – Noguera-Julian – Medicine

Quorum sensing of Streptococcus mutans is activated by Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans and by the periodontal microbiome – Szymon P. Szafrański – BMC Genomics

Subgingival microbiota dysbiosis in systemic lupus erythematosus: association with periodontal status – Jôice Dias Corrêa – Microbiome
Human nearly-sterile sites 

Alterations in gastric microbiota after H. Pylori eradication and in different histological stages of gastric carcinogenesis – Tung Hiu Li – Scientific Reports

Human gut microbiome

Oral iron supplementation: Potential implications for the gut microbiome and metabolome in patients with CKD – Guus A. M. Kortman – Hemodialysis International

Hugonella massiliensis gen. nov., sp. nov., genome sequence, and description of a new strictly anaerobic bacterium isolated from the human gut – Ziena Elsawi – Microbiology Open

Gut microbiota: Neonatal gut microbiota induces lung immunity against pneumonia – Sabrina Tamburini – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology

*Review: Blastocystis: how do specific diets and human gut microbiota affect its development and pathogenicity? – M. Lepczyńska – European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases

Dysbiosis and compositional alterations with aging in the gut microbiota of patients with heart failure – Takehiro Kamo – PLOS One

Complex pectin metabolism by gut bacteria reveals novel catalytic functions – Didier Ndeh – Nature

Proteobacteria explain significant functional variability in the human gut microbiome – Patrick H. Bradley  – Microbiome

Animal experiments

Rice- or pork-based diets with similar calorie and content result in different rat gut microbiota – Xiaozhe Qi – International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition

Perturbation of microbiota in one-day old broiler chickens with antibiotic for 24 hours negatively affects intestinal immune development – Dirkjan Schokker – BMC Genomics

Effects of dietary administration of Shewanella xiamenensis A-1, Aeromonas veronii A-7, and Bacillus subtilis, single or combined, on the Grass Carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) intestinal microbiota – Kai Hao – Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Pseudomonas sesami sp. nov., a plant growth-promoting Gammaproteobacteria isolated from the rhizosphere of Sesamum indicum L. – Munusamy Madhaiyan – Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

The influence of environmental factors on communities of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi associated with Chenopodium ambrosioides revealed by MiSeq sequencing investigation – Xihui Xu -Sceintific Reports

Compositional stability of the bacterial community in a climate-sensitive sub-Arctic peatland – James T. Weedon – Frontiers in Microbiology

Antibiotic and heavy metal tolerance of some indigenous bacteria isolated from petroleum contaminated soil sediments with a study – Jai Godheja – International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Science (IJCMAS)

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Genome reduction and microbe-host interactions drive adaptation of a sulfur-oxidizing bacterium associated with a cold seep sponge – Ren-Mao Tian – mSystems

Impact of hypoxia on gene expression patterns by the human pathogen, Vibrio vulnificus, and bacterial community composition in a North Carolina estuary – Britney L. Phippen – Geohealth

Distribution of anaerobic carbon monoxide dehydrogenase genes in deep subseafloor sediments – T. Hoshino – Letters in Applied Microbiology

Phytoplankton species richness, evenness, and production in relation to nutrient availability and imbalance – Sirpa Lehtinen – Limnology and Oceanography

Metagenomic and culture-dependent analysis of the bacterial diversity of a hot spring reservoir as a function of the seasonal variation – B. A. Kikani – International Journal of Environmental Research

Beneficial microorganisms for corals (BMC): Proposed mechanisms for coral health and resilience – Raquel S. Peixoto – Frontiers in Microbiology

High-throughput amplicon sequencing and stream benthic bacteria: identifying the best taxonomic level for multiple-stressor research – R. K. Salis – Scientific Reports

Highlighting of quorum sensing lux genes and their expression in the hydrothermal vent shrimp Rimicaris exoculata ectosymbiontic community. Possible use as biogeographic markers – Simon Le Bloa – PLOS One

Molecular insights on dissolved organic matter transformation by supraglacial microbial communities – Runa Antony – Environmental Science & Technology

An alternative polysaccharide uptake mechanism of marine bacteria – Greta Reintjes – ISME Journal

Viable cold-tolerant iron-reducing microorganisms in geographically diverse subglacial environments – Sophie L. Nixon – Biogeosciences

Different bacterial communities involved in peptide decomposition between normoxic and hypoxic coastal waters – Shuting Liu – Frontiers in Microbiology

Temperature- and size-scaling of phytoplankton population growth rates: Reconciling the Eppley curve and the metabolic theory of ecology – Colin T. Kremer – Limnology and Oceanography

Contrasting patterns of diversity of abundant and rare bacterioplankton in freshwater lakes along an elevation gradient – Huabing Li – Limnology and Oceanography

 Built environment 

Short-term effects of great cormorant droppings on water quality and microbial community of an artificial agricultural reservoir – Il Han – Journal of Environmental Quality

Probiotics / prebiotics

Review: Gut microbiota and bacterial translocation in digestive surgery: the impact of probiotics – Shunichiro Komatsu – Langenbeck’s Archives of Surgery

Techniques

MinION™ nanopore sequencing of environmental metagenomes: a synthetic approach – Bonnie L. Brown – Gigascience

Microbes in the news 

Diabetes patients can lower blood sugar through gut bacteria; fecal microbes found to have curative properties – The Science Times

Predatory bacteria as a new ‘living’ antibiotic -Phys Org

Achievements of the human microbiome project – News Medical Life Sciences

Warning: current ecological microbiome may be on the verge of disaster due to antibiotics – Nature World News

 

March 22, 2017

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

General microbiome

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

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

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

Pregnancy and early life

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

Vaginal microbiome

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

Human oral microbiome

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

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

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

Human respiratory microbiome

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

Human gut microbiome

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fecal Microbiota Transplantation

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

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

Animal microbiome

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

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

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

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

Metabolomics

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

Animal experiments

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

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

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

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

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

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

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

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

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

Probiotics / prebiotics

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

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

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

Bioinformatics

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

Techniques

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

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

Microbes in the news

Asthma: Researchers discover how exposure to microbes protects against asthma

Rainy Day? Microbes May Be at Play

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

Science, publishing, and career 

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

Anitha’s non-microbiology picks

How Pluto’s haze could explain its red spots

Cancer cells cast a sweet spell on the immune system

Actinide chemistry expands to new oxidation states

March 21, 2017

Events and jobs

Microbiology Department Manager – Medlab Pathology – Sydney

General microbiome

The ecology of human microbiota: dynamics and diversity in health and disease – A Karkman – Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences

Human gut microbiome

The gut microbiome in human neurological disease: A review – H Tremlett – Annals of Neurology

Shaping the Metabolism of Intestinal Bacteroides Population through Diet to Improve Human Health – DR Covian – Frontiers in Microbiology

Animal microbiome

Effects of a protected inclusion of organic acids and essential oils as antibiotic growth promoter alternative on growth performance, intestinal morphology and gut microflora in broilers – Y Liu – Animal Science Journal

Extreme drought, host density, sex, and bullfrogs influence fungal pathogen infection in a declining lotic amphibian – AJ Adams – Ecosphere

Neoagarotetraose protects mice against intense exercise-induced fatigue damage by modulating gut microbial composition and function – N Zhang – Molecular Nutrition and Food Research

Effects of Gliadin consumption on the Intestinal Microbiota and Metabolic Homeostasis in Mice Fed a High-fat Die –  L Zhang – Scientific Reports

Plant, root and soil microbiome

*ReviewRhizogenic agrobacteria in hydroponic crops: epidemics, diagnostics and control – L Bosmans – Plant Pathology

Mn accumulation in a submerged plant Egeria densa (Hydrocharitaceae) is mediated by epiphytic bacteria – K Tsuji – Plant, Cell and Environment

Water microbiome and extremophiles

Microbial players and processes involved in phytoplankton bloom utilization in the water column of a fast-flowing, river-dominated estuary – MW Smith – Microbiology Open

Metagenomics of Hyperthermophilic Environments: Biodiversity and Biotechnology – A Strazzulli – Microbial Ecology of Extreme Environments

Sediment depth and habitat as predictors of the diversity and composition of sediment bacterial communities in an inter-tidal estuarine environment – DFR Cleary – Marine Ecology

Crenarchaeal Viruses of Hot Springs: Diversity, Ecology and Co-evolution –  AC Ortmann – Microbial Ecology of Extreme Environments

*ReviewMarine Prasinoviruses and Their Tiny Plankton Hosts: A Review – KD Weynberg – Viruses

Microbial Electron Transport in the Deep Subsurface – J Hinks – Microbial Ecology of Extreme Environments

New Insights into the Microbial Diversity of Polar Desert Soils: A Biotechnological Perspective – J v Dorst – Microbial Ecology of Extreme Environments

Transcriptomics

Mechanism for microbial population collapse in a fluctuating resource environment – S Turkarslan – Molecular Systems Biology

Techniques

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

Prediction of virus-host infectious association by supervised learning methods – M Zhang – BMC Bioinformatics

Comparison of methods for identification of microbial communities in book collections: Culture-dependent (sequencing and MALDI-TOF MS) and culture-independent (Illumina MiSeq) – L Krakova – International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation

More microbes

*Review: The role of bacillithiol in Gram-positive Firmicutes – P Chandrangsu – Antioxidants & Redox Signaling

The effect of antibiotics and diet on enterolactone concentration and metabolome studied by targeted and non-targeted LC-MS metabolomics – AK Bolviq – Journal of Proteome Research

Exploring the Viral Ecology of High Latitude Aquatic Systems – C Chenard – Microbial Ecology of Extreme Environments

The Nature and Relevance of Solvent Stress in Microbes and Mechanisms of Tolerance – M Manefield – Microbial Ecology of Extreme Environments

Surveillance of Exhibit Associated Aquatic Viruses Using Next Generation Sequencing Technologies – WV Bonn – IAAAM 2016

Microbes in the news

Before you consume billions of live bacteria … – E Cauthorn – Las Vegas Sun

Bacteria between humans and pets? Could improve global health: researchers – M Shah – Toronto Sun

There is a reason dogs like meat – NZ Herald

ANTIBIOTIC APOCALYPSE: Harvard reveals doomsday scenario that could KILL 10 million a year – O Smith – Express

THE ALTERATION OF THE INTESTINAL MICROBIOTA COULD PROTECT METABOLIC DISEASES – Zoe – The Quebec Times

March 18, 2017

Events and jobs

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

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

General microbiome

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

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

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

Human respiratory microbiome

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

Human gut microbiome

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

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

Animal experiments

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

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

Animal microbiome

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

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

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

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

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

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

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

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

Water and extremophile microbiome

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

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

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

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

Built environment

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

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

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

Techniques

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

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

Microbes in the news

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Microbes on the market

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

Bacteria Hysteria

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

March 17, 2017

Circadian clocks are ubiquitous timing systems that induce rhythms of biological activities in synchrony with night and day.In the first highlighted paper the authors present the structural basis of the day-night transition in a cyanobacterial circadian clock. The second highlighted paper evaluated the effects of antibiotic treatment on the honeybee gut microbiome. The authors found that exposure to antibiotics significantly alters the honeybee gut microbial community structure and leads to decreased survival.

General microbiome

Biohybrid Microtube Swimmers Driven by Single Captured Bacteria – Morgan M. Stanton – Small

Structural basis of the day-night transition in a bacterial circadian clock – Roger Tseng – Science

Pregnancy and early life

Breast Milk Polyamines and Microbiota Interactions: Impact of Mode of Delivery and Geographical Location – C Gómez-Gallego  – Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism

 
Human respiratory microbiome

Modulation of behaviour and virulence of a high alginate expressing Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain from cystic fibrosis by oral commensal bacterium Streptococcus anginosus – RD Waite  – PLOS One

Human gut microbiome

Transfer of dysbiotic gut microbiota has beneficial effects on host liver metabolism – Simon Nicolas – Molecular Systems Biology

Fecal microbiota transplantation induces hepatitis B virus e-antigen (HBeAg) clearance in patients with positive HBeAg after long-term antiviral therapy – Yan-Dan Ren – Hepatology

The Microbiome and Host Behavior – Vuong HE – Annual Review of Neuroscience

Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, the Gut Microbiome, and Diet – Zeinab Mokhtari – Advances in Nutrition

Animal experiments

Intestinal transcriptome modulation by functional diets in rainbow trout: A high-throughput sequencing appraisal to highlight GALT immunomodulation – Ana Teresa Gonçalves – Fish & Shellfish Immunology

Effects of Gliadin consumption on the Intestinal Microbiota and Metabolic Homeostasis in Mice Fed a High-fat Diet – Li Zhang – Scientific Reports

Oral administration of synthetic porcine beta-defensin-2 improves growth performance and cecal microbial flora and down-regulates the expression of intestinal toll-like receptor-4 and inflammatory cytokines in weaned piglets challenged with enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli – Zhiru Tang – Animal Science Journal

RNA-Based Stable Isotope Probing Suggests Allobaculum spp. as Particularly Active Glucose Assimilators in a Complex Murine Microbiota Cultured In Vitro – Elena Herrmann – BioMed Research International

Animal microbiome

Antibiotic exposure perturbs the gut microbiota and elevates mortality in honeybees – Kasie Raymann – PLOS Biology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Accessing the Carbofuran Degradation Ability of Cultures From Natural River Biofilms in Different Environments – Chien-Jung Tien – CLEAN – Soil, Air, Water

Impact of Agri-Usable Nanocompounds on Soil Microbial Activity: An Indicator of Soil Health – Priyanka Khati – CLEAN – Soil, Air, Water

Complete genome sequence of Pseudomonas citronellolis P3B5, a candidate for microbial phyllo-remediation of hydrocarbon-contaminated sites – Mitja N.P. Remus-Emsermann – SIGS Standards in Genomic Sciences

Is the methanogenic community reflecting the methane emissions of river sediments?—comparison of two study sites – Prem Prashant Chaudhary – Microbiology Open

Water and extremophile microbiome

Characterizing and predicting cyanobacterial blooms in an 8-year amplicon sequencing time-course – Nicolas Tromas – bioRxiv

Effect of pesticides on microbial communities in container aquatic habitats – Ephantus J. Muturi – Scientific Reports

Serpentinization-Influenced Groundwater Harbors Extremely Low Diversity Microbial Communities Adapted to High pH – KI Twing – Frontiers in Microbiology

Dynamic Succession of Groundwater Sulfate-Reducing Communities during Prolonged Reduction of Uranium in a Contaminated Aquifer – Ping Zhang – Environmental Science & Technology

Reactivation of Deep Subsurface Microbial Community in Response to Methane or Methanol Amendment – Pauliina Rajala – Frontiers in Microbiology

Built environment

Nanoscale zero-valent iron/persulfate enhanced upflow anaerobic sludge blanket reactor for dye removal: Insight into microbial metabolism and microbial community – Fei Pan – Scientific reports

Probiotics / prebiotics

Achieving High Yield of Lactic Acid for Antimicrobial Characterization in Cephalosporin-Resistant Lactobacillus by the Co-Expression of the Phosphofructokinase and Glucokinase – Gong Y – Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Phages and viruses

Inflammation boosts bacteriophage transfer between Salmonella spp.– Médéric Diard – Science

Bioinformatics

microclass: an R-package for 16S taxonomy classification – Kristian Hovde Liland – BMC Bioinformatics

Microbes in the news

Team finds new way that bacteria lay siege to neighboring cells by hijacking two factors involved in protein synthesis – Phys.Org

 

March 12, 2017

The first day of daylight saving time in the USA and if your Sunday morning started in a (relative) darkness just read about the viruses in the oceanic basement.  Then find out why yogurt can help your mood.  More interesting papers about the gut-brain connection, a microbiota-centric view of diseases of the upper gastrointestinal tract, microbiome and Type 1 & 2 diabetes, and a new method of detecting bacteria during root canal treatments.

General microbiome

Review: Calling All Hosts: Bacterial Communication In Situ – Jessica L. Cleary – Chem

Gut-Brain connection

The Association Between Temperament and Microbiota in Healthy Individuals: A Pilot Study  – Kim H – Psychosomatic medicine

Gut-brain actions underlying comorbid anxiety and depression associated with inflammatory bowel disease –  Aine Abautret-Daly -Acta Neuropsychiatrica

Human gut microbiome

A microbiota-centric view of diseases of the upper gastrointestinal tract – Gerardo Nardone- Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Review: Systems Biology of Metabolism: A Driver for Developing Personalized and Precision Medicine – Jens Nielsen – Cell Metabolism

Intestinal Microbiota in Type 2 Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease – A. Sabatino – Current Diabetes Reports

The intestinal proteome of diabetic and control children is enriched with different microbial and host proteins  – Elsa Pinto – Microbiology

Therapeutic efficacy of oral immunization with a non-genetically modified Lactococcus lactis-based vaccine CUE-GEM induces local immunity against Helicobacter pylori infection – Wei Liu – Applied Microbiology & Biotech

Water and extremophile microbiome

Viruses in the Oceanic Basement – OD Nigro -MBio

Models

A microengineered collagen scaffold for generating a polarized crypt-villus architecture of human small intestinal epithelium -Yuli Wang – Biomaterials

Built environment

Review: Microbiome involved in microbial electrochemical systems (MESs): Rijuta G Saratale- Chemosphere

Microbes in the news

Probiotic found in yogurt can reverse depression symptoms, Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine finds

New method of detecting bacteria during root canal treatments