September 22, 2017

Human Microbiome

Microbiome profile of the amniotic fluid as a predictive biomarker of perinatal outcome – Daichi Urushiyama – Scientific Reports

Role of gut microbiota on cardio-metabolic parameters and immunity in coronary artery disease patients with and without type-2 diabetes mellitus – Lidia Sanchez-Alcoholado – Frontiers in Microbiology

Perspective: Linking the gut microbial ecosystem with the environment: does gut health depend on where we live? – Nishat Tasnim – Frontiers in Microbiology

Effect of caloric restriction on gut permeability, inflammation markers, and fecal microbiota in obese women – Beate Ott – Scientific Reports

Perspective: The immunology of the allergy epidemic and the hygiene hypothesis – Bart N Lambrecht – Nature Immunology

Pearls: The microbiome and the hallmarks of cancer – Laura E. Fulbright – PLoS Pathogens

Exploring the salivary microbiome of children stratified by the oral hygiene index – Izumi Mashima – PLoS ONE

 

Built Site Microbiome

Metagenomic characterization of ambulances across the USA – Niamh B. O’Hara – Microbiome (BMC)

 

Food Microbiome

Review: A Review on the Applications of Next Generation Sequencing Technologies as Applied to Food-Related Microbiome Studies – Yu Cao – Frontiers in Microbiology

Bottled aqua incognita: microbiota assembly and dissolved organic matter diversity in natural mineral waters – Celine C. Lesaulnier – Microbiome (BMC)

 

Pathogen Research

An engineered bispecific DNA-encoded IgG antibody protects against Pseudomonas aeruginosa in a pneumonia challenge model – Ami Patel – Nature Communications

Illusions regarding Helicobacter pylori clinical trials and treatment guidelines – David Y Graham – Gut (BMJ)

 

Beneficial Microbes

Akkermansia muciniphila May Determine the Ameliorating or Aggravating Effects of Chondroitin Sulfate on Osteoarthritis – Qing-Ping Zeng – Frontiers in Microbiology

Minireview: Next-Generation Beneficial Microbes: The Case of Akkermansia muciniphila – Patrice D. Cani – Frontiers in Microbiology

The PGPR Stenotrophomonas maltophilia SBP-9 augments resistance against biotic and abiotic stress in wheat plants – Prabhat N. Jha – Frontiers in Microbiology

 

Beneficial Molecules

pH-dependant antifungal activity of valproic acid against the human fungal pathogen Candida albicans – Julien Chaillot – Frontiers in Microbiology

Dietary teasaponin ameliorates alteration of gut microbiota and cognitive decline in diet-induced obese mice – Sen Wang – Scientific Reports

Mulberry leaf alleviates streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats by attenuating NEFA signaling and modulating intestinal microflora – Yao Sheng – Scientific Reports

 

Microbial Evolution

New Insights into the Diversity of the Genus Faecalibacterium – Leandro Benevides – Frontiers in Microbiology

 

Environmental Microbiology

Insights into microalga and bacteria interactions of selected phycosphere biofilms using metagenomic, transcriptomic and proteomic approaches – Ines Krohn-Molt – Frontiers in Microbiology

 

Bioinformatics, Genomics and Methodologies

Genomic GC-content affects the accuracy of 16S rRNA gene sequencing based microbial profiling due to PCR bias – Martin I. Bahl – Frontiers in Microbiology

Preprint: Optimizing scoring function of dynamic programming of pairwise profile alignment using derivative free neural network – Kazunori D. Yamada – BioRxiv

Improving contig binning of metagenomic data using dS2 oligonucleotide frequency dissimilarity – Ying Wang – BMC Bioinformatics

A Laboratory Methodology for Dual RNA-Sequencing of Bacteria and their Host Cells In Vitro – James W. Marsh – Frontiers in Microbiology

 

Other

Review: A review of the relationship between the gut microbiota and amino acid metabolism – Rui Lin – Amino Acids (Springer)

 

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September 15, 2017

Events and jobs

 
Assistant or Associate Professor – Microbiology/Infectious Disease, Farmington, US

 
General microbiome

 
Review: Human microbiota in aging and infection: A review – Elisavet Stavropoulou  – Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition

 

Phylogeographic, genomic, and meropenem susceptibility analysis of Burkholderia ubonensis – Erin P. Price – PLOS

 
Pregnancy and early life

 
The relation between cesarean birth and child cognitive development – Cain Polidano – Scientific Reports

 

Simultaneously Monitoring Immune Response and Microbial Infections During Pregnancy through Plasma cfRNA Sequencing – Wenying Pan – Clinical Chemistry

 
Human respiratory microbiome

 
Oral microbiomeTooth Be Told, Genetics Influences Oral Microbiome – Emily R. Davenport – Cell Host & Microbe

 
Host Genetic Control of the Oral Microbiome in Health and Disease – Andres Gomez – Cell Host & Microbe

 

Human nearly-sterile sites 

 

Evaluation of the Bacterial Diversity in the Human Tongue Coating Based on Genus-Specific Primers for 16S rRNA Sequencing – Beili Sun – BioMed Research International

 

Review: Microbiota-Derived Uremic Retention Solutes: Perpetrators of Altered Nonrenal Drug Clearance in Kidney Disease – Alexander J. Prokopienko – Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology

 

Human gut microbiome

 
Microbial metabolites as mimickers of human molecules – Katrina Ray – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology

 
The intestinal microbiota regulates body composition through NFIL3 and the circadian clock – Yuhao Wang – Science

 
The Landscape of Type VI Secretion across Human Gut Microbiomes Reveals Its Role in Community Composition – Adrian J. Verster – Cell Host & Microbe

 
Butyrate-producing bacteria supplemented in vitro to Crohn’s disease patient microbiota increased butyrate production and enhanced intestinal epithelial barrier integrity – Annelies Geirnaert – Scientific Reports

 
Linking Spatial Structure and Community-Level Biotic Interactions through Cooccurrence and Time Series Modeling of the Human Intestinal Microbiota – Eric J. de Muinck –  mSystems
Review: Microbiota and neurodegenerative diseases – Moira Marizzonip – Current Opinion in Neurology

 
Effect of cytomegalovirus and Epstein–Barr virus replication on intestinal mucosal gene expression and microbiome composition of HIV-infected and uninfected individuals – Gianella Sara – AIDS

 
Systematic Review and Meta-analysis: Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for Treatment of Active Ulcerative Colitis – Narula Neeraj – Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

 
Signatures in the gut microbiota of Japanese infants who developed food allergies in early childhood – Masaru Tanaka – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

 
Quantity and source of dietary protein influence metabolite production by gut microbiota and rectal mucosa gene expression: a randomized, parallel, double-blind trial in overweight humans – Martin Beaumont – The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Analysis of Mucosa-Associated Microbiota in Colorectal Cancer – Kehan Xu – Medical Science Monitor

 
Animal experiments 

 
Short-term dietary methionine supplementation affects one-carbon metabolism and DNA methylation in the mouse gut and leads to altered microbiome profiles, barrier function, gene expression and histomorphology – Isabelle R. Miousse – Genes & Nutrition

 
Development of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Is Linked to a Longitudinal Restructuring of the Gut Metagenome in Mice – Thomas Sharpton – mSystems

 
Development of a Stable Lung Microbiome in Healthy Neonatal Mice – Matea Kostric – Microbial Ecology

 

Animal microbiome

 

Seasonal variation in nutrient utilization shapes gut microbiome structure and function in wild giant pandas – Qi Wu  – Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B

 
Plant, root, and soil microbiome

 
Soil microbial community responses to acid exposure and neutralization treatment – Doyun Shin – Journal of Environmental Management

 
Spatial patterns of hypolithic cyanobacterial diversity in Northern Australia –  Keith Christian – Ecology & Evolution

 

Food microbiology

 

Short-Term Intake of a Fructose-, Fat- and Cholesterol-Rich Diet Causes Hepatic Steatosis in Mice: Effect of Antibiotic Treatment – Annette Brandt – Nutrients

 
Overview of craft brewing specificities and potentially associated microbiota – Lindsey Rodhouse – Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition

 

Probiotics / prebiotics
Isolation of probiotic piliated Lactobacillus rhamnosus strains from human faecal microbiota using SpaAantiserum-based colony immunoblotting – Zhen-quan Yang – Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

 

Phages and viruses
CRISPR-based Herd Immunity Limits Phage Epidemics in Bacterial Populations – Pavel Payne – bioRxiv

 
Bioinformatics
A comparison of sequencing platforms and bioinformatics pipelines for compositional analysis of the gut microbiome – Imane Allali – BMC Microbiology

 
Minimizing mixing intensity to improve the performance of rice straw anaerobic digestion via enhanced development of microbe-substrate aggregates – Moonkyung Kim – Bioresource Technology

 
Long term effects of cerium dioxide nanoparticles on the nitrogen removal, micro-environment and community dynamics of a sequencing batch biofilm reactor – Yi Xu – Bioresource Technology

 

Microbes in the news 
NIPGR scientists identify bacteria that can devour fungi

 
Are Genes to Blame for Cavity-causing Bacteria?

 
Microbes on the market (news about biotech companies)

 
Newly Launched CoreBiome Touts Microbiome ‘Profiling’ Services

 
Inventor converts waste plastics to fertilizer, fuel

 
Science, publishing, and career

 
The hundred most-cited publications in microbiota of diabetes research: A bibliometric analysis – Jiaxing Tian – Medicine

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

September 5, 2017

Jobs

Postdoctoral fellow in genomics of uncultured microbial parasites (SciLifeLab, Sweden) via Science Careers

Call for Assistant Professors and Professors (IST Austria, including for Life Sciences) via Science Careers

 

Human Microbiome

Characterization of cervico-vaginal microbiota in women developing persistent high-risk Human Papillomavirus infection – Monica Di Paola – Scientific Reports

Collection of non-meconium stool on fecal occult blood cards is an effective method for fecal microbiota studies in infants – Wendy S.W. Wong – Microbiome (BMC)

Influence of Pregnancy History on the Vaginal Microbiome of Pregnant Women in their First Trimester – Dimitrios Nasioudis – Scientific Reports

Gut microbiome in ADHD and its relation to neural reward anticipation – Esther Aarts – PLoS ONE

A cross-sectional comparative study of gut bacterial community of Indian and Finnish children – Shreyas V. Kumbhare – Scientific Reports

Dysbiosis contributes to chronic constipation development via regulation of serotonin transporter in the intestine – Hailong Cao – Scientific Reports

Review article: the human intestinal virome in health and disease – S. R. Carding – Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Review: Organ-specific protection mediated by cooperation between vascular and epithelial barriers – Ilaria Spadoni – Nature Reviews Immunology

Review: Microbiota of chronic diabetic wounds: ecology, impact and potential for innovative healing strategies – Sonia Gonçalves Pereira – Frontiers in Microbiology

Animal Microbiome

Comparative Analysis of the Gut Microbiota Composition between Captive and Wild Forest Musk Deer – Yimeng Li – Frontiers in Microbiology

High-fat diet increases pain behaviors in rats with or without obesity – Zongbin Song – Scientific Reports

Research Highlights: The microbiota maintains oxygen balance in the gut – Irene Vacca – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Studying the Differences of Bacterial Metabolome and Microbiome in the Colon between Landrace and Meihua Piglets – Zhuang Chen – Frontiers in Microbiology

Dietary heme induces gut dysbiosis, worsens colitis and potentiates the development of adenomas in mice – Marco Constante – Frontiers in Microbiology

Antibiotic-induced perturbations in microbial diversity during post-natal development alters amyloid pathology in an aged APPSWE/PS1ΔE9 murine model of Alzheimer’s disease – Myles R. Minter – Scientific Reports

Enrichment of beneficial bacteria in the skin microbiota of bats persisting with white-nose syndrome – Virginie Lemieux-Labonté – Microbiome (BMC)

 

Environmental and Soil Microbiome

Composted Cattle Manure Increases Microbial Activity and Soil Fertility More Than Composted Swine Manure in a Submerged Rice Paddy – Suvendu Das – Frontiers in Microbiology

Fermentative Bacteria Influence the Competition between Denitrifiers and DNRA Bacteria – Eveline M. van den Berg – Frontiers in Microbiology

Beneficial microbes

Lactobacillus casei BL23 produces microvesicles carrying proteins associated with its probiotic effect – Ana P. Domínguez Rubio – Frontiers in Microbiology

Probiotic mixture Golden Bifido prevents neonatal Escherichia coli K1 translocation via enhancing intestinal defense – Qing Zeng – Frontiers in Microbiology

Protective Effect of Akkermansia muciniphila against Immune-mediated Liver Injury in a Mouse Model – Wenrui Wu – Frontiers in Microbiology

 

Methods

Review: Analysing Microbial Community Composition through Amplicon Sequencing: From Sampling to Hypothesis Testing – Luisa W. Hugerth – Frontiers in Microbiology

Total rRNA-Seq analysis gives insight into bacterial, fungal, protozoal and archaeal communities in the rumen using an optimized RNA isolation method – Chijioke O. Elekwachi – Frontiers in Microbiology

Non-Microbiology picks

The contribution of Nintendo Wii Fit series in the field of health: a systematic review and meta-analysis – Julien Tripette – PeerJ

August 31, 2017

Today we have a lot of interesting job offers, a lot of news, many papers from Nature’s Scientific Reports and several reviews from Immunological Reviews and to mention each time more and more papers dealing with wastewater treatments. Enjoy your (still) summer microbiome reading.

Events and jobs

Laboratory Manager (Microbiology), Sydney, Australia

Algae Technician, MBD Energy Limited, Townsville 

PhD position: Synthetic Microbiology/Biotechnology, Germany

PhD position (m/f) in the field of microbiota-host interaction in laying hens, Germany

PhD position in the field of microbial ecology of the fowl gastrointestinal tract,  Germany

Post-Doctoral Research Associate, King’s College London , UK

Synthetic Biologist / Geneticist: Ginkgo Bioworks, Boston, MA

General microbiome

Numerous uncharacterized and highly divergent microbes which colonize humans are revealed by circulating cell-free DNA – Mark Kowarsky – PNAS

Maintenance of microbial cooperation mediated by public goods in single and multiple traits scenarios – Özhan Özkaya – Journal of Bacteriology

Pregnancy and early life

The oral microbiome and adverse pregnancy outcomes – Charles M Cobb – International Journal of Women’s Health

Human respiratory microbiome

The nasal microbiota of dairy farmers is more complex than oral microbiota, reflects occupational exposure, and provides competition for staphylococci – Sanjay K. Shukla –  PLOS One

Sphenoid sinus microbiota in pituitary apoplexy: a preliminary study – Gavin J. Humphreys – Pituitary

Oral microbiology

Review: Studying the human oral microbiome: challenges and the evolution of solutions – Angela ML Benn – Australian Dental Journal

Human vaginal microbiome

The human vaginal microbial community – Mario Vaneechoutte – Research in Microbiology

Replication and refinement of a vaginal microbial signature of preterm birth in two racially distinct cohorts of US women – Benjamin J. Callahan – PNAS

Comparison of vaginal microbiota sampling techniques: cytobrush versus swab – Anita Mitra – Scientific Reports

Human nearly-sterile sites 

Dominance of ST131 Escherichia coli carrying blaCTX-M in patients with bloodstream infections caused by cephalosporin-resistant strains in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore: whole genome analysis of isolates from a randomised trial –  Patrick Harris – bioRxiv

Temporal Stability and Composition of the Ocular Surface Microbiome – Jerome Ozkan – Scientific Reports

Human gut microbiome

Review:Interactions between bile salts, gut microbiota, and hepatic innate immunity – Kristin Schubert – Immunological Reviews

Review:Deciphering interactions between the gut microbiota and the immune system via microbial cultivation and minimal microbiomes – Thomas Clavel – Immunological Reviews

Review: Gut microbiota: Role in pathogen colonization, immune responses, and inflammatory disease – Joseph M. Pickard – Immunological Reviews

Gut microbiota and chronic kidney disease: implications for novel mechanistic insights and therapeutic strategies – Wei Pan –  International Urology and Nephrology

Ecophylogenetics Reveals the Evolutionary Associations between Mammals and their Gut Microbiota – Christopher Andrew Gaulke -bioRxiv

Unveiling the gut microbiota composition and functionality associated with constipation through metagenomic analyses – Leonardo Mancabelli –  Scientific Reports

Influence of gut microbiota on neuropsychiatric disorders – María Carmen Cenit – World Journal of Gastroenterology

Fecal microbiota transplantation for Clostridium difficile infection in patients with ileal pouches – Nan Lan – Gastroenterology Report

The Intestinal Microbiome in Infectious Diseases: The Clinical Relevance of a Rapidly Emerging Field – Vanessa C Harris – Open Forum Infectious Diseases

A novel approach for the prediction of species-specific biotransformation of xenobiotic/drug molecules by the human gut microbiota – Ashok K. Sharma – Scientific Reports

Animal experiments

Metagenomic Analysis of Cecal Microbiome Identified Microbiota and Functional Capacities Associated with Feed Efficiency in Landrace Finishing Pigs – Zhen Tan – Frontiers in Microbiology

Characterization of the ecological role of genes mediating acid resistance in Lactobacillus reuteri during colonization of the gastrointestinal tract – Janina A. Krumbeck – Environmental Microbiology

Animal microbiome

High Spatial and Temporal Variations of Microbial Community along the Southern Catfish Gastrointestinal Tract: Insights into Dynamic Food Digestion – Zhimin Zhang – Frontiers in Microbiology

Unraveling the gut microbiome of the long-lived naked mole-rat – Tewodros Debebe – Scientific Reports

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Effects of cationic surfactant on the bioaccumulation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in rice and the soil microbial community structure – Ni Ni – RSC Advances

The impact of adsorption on the exposure assessment of Bacillus thuringiensis in the water-sediment system: a mathematical model approach – Stefano Cervelli – Biology and Fertility of Soils

Phylogenetic diversity and antagonistic traits of root and rhizosphere pseudomonads of a bean from Iran for controlling Rhizoctonia solani – Vahid Keshavarz-Tohid – Research in Microbiology

Petroleum Contamination and Plant Identity Influence Soil and Root Microbial Communities While AMF Spores Retrieved from the Same Plants Possess Markedly Different Communities – Bachir Iffis – Frontiers in Microbiology

Taxonomic and functional shifts in the beech rhizosphere microbiome across a natural soil toposequence – Y. Colin – Scientific Reports

Microbial communities with distinct denitrification potential in spruce and beech soils differing in nitrate leaching – Jiří Bárta – Scientific Reports

The rhizospheric microbial community structure and diversity of deciduous and evergreen forests in Taihu Lake area, China – Wei Z – PLOS One

Taxonomic and functional shifts in the beech rhizosphere microbiome across a natural soil toposequence – Y. Colin – Scientific Reports

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Seasonal Succession and Spatial Patterns of Synechococcus Microdiversity in a Salt Marsh Estuary Revealed through 16S rRNA Gene Oligotyping – Katherine R. M. Mackey – Frontiers in Microbiology

Independent Shifts of Abundant and Rare Bacterial Populations across East Antarctica Glacial Foreland – Wenkai Yan – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbial community structure and diversity within hypersaline Keke Salt Lake environments – Rui Han – Canadian Journal of Microbiology

Cyanobacterial Allelochemicals But Not Cyanobacterial Cells Markedly Reduce Microbial Community Diversity – Filipa Dias – Frontiers in Microbiology

A microfluidics-based in situ chemotaxis assay to study the behaviour of aquatic microbial communities – Bennett S. Lambert –  Nature Microbiology

Anaerobic methanotrophic communities thrive in deep submarine permafrost – Matthias Winkel – bioRxiv

Microbial communities in peatlands along a chronosequence on the Sanjiang Plain, China – Xue Zhou – Scientific Reports

Microbial communities in marine sediments modify success of an invasive macrophyte – Paul E. Gribben – Scientific Reports

Built environment 

Novosphingobium clariflavum sp. nov., isolated from a household product plant –  Xin Zhang – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Probiotics / prebiotics

Bifidobacterium longum W11: an antibiotic-resistant probiotic – Francesco Di Pierro – Nutrafoods

Lactobacillus plantarum LP‑Onlly alters the gut flora and attenuates colitis by inducing microbiome alteration in interleukin‑10 knockout mice – Hongqi Chen – Molecular Medicine Reports

Bacillus As Potential Probiotics: Status, Concerns, and Future Perspectives – Fouad M. F. Elshaghabee – Frontiers in Microbiology

Probiotics administration following sleeve gastrectomy surgery: A randomized double-blind trial – S Sherf-Dagan – International Journal of Obesity

Phages and viruses

Infection with purified Piscine orthoreovirus demonstrates a causal relationship with heart and skeletal muscle inflammation in Atlantic salmon – Øystein Wessel  – PLOS One

HPeV-3 predominated among Parechovirus A positive infants in the summer of 2013-2014 in Queensland, Australia – Donna M. McNeale – bioRxiv

Review: A bacteriophages journey through the human body – Jeremy J. Barr – Immunological Reviews

Mouse hepatitis virus nsp14 exoribonuclease activity is required for resistance to innate immunity – James Brett Case – bioRxiv

Bioinformatics

microPop: Modelling microbial populations and communities in R – Helen Kettle – Methods in Ecology and Evolution

Biotechnology

Biodegradation of mono-, di- and trifluoroacetate by microbial cultures with different origins – Diogo A.M. Alexandrino – New Biotechnology

Metagenomic mining pectinolytic microbes and enzymes from an apple pomace-adapted compost microbial community – Man Zhou – Biotechnology for Biofuels

Wastewater microbiology

Unravelling diversity and metabolic potential of microbial consortia at each stage of leather sewage treatment – Hebin Liang – RSC Advances

Influence of microbial community diversity and function on pollutant removal in ecological wastewater treatment – Yaohui Bai – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Techniques

A Comparison of Methods to Analyze Aquatic Heterotrophic Flagellates of Different Taxonomic Groups – Alexandra Jeuck – Protist

Fast and Simple Tool for the Quantification of Biofilm-Embedded Cells Sub-Populations From Fluorescent Microscopic Images – Mikhail Bogachev – bioRxiv

Microbes in the news 

Gut bacteria that “talk” to human cells may lead to new treatments

Gut Microbiome Differences in REM Sleep Behavior Disorder, Parkinson’s, and Healthy Controls

Scientists Made Music From the Human Microbiome, and It’s Seriously Cool

Over 50% of Bacteria and Viruses inside Human Body are Unknown to Science

August 28, 2017

Events and jobs
Research Specialist – Department of Microbiology – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Multi-site human microbiome
The nasal and gut microbiome in Parkinson’s disease and idiopathic rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder – Anna Heintz-Buschart – Movement Disorders

Human gut microbiome
Cross sectional evaluation of the gut-microbiome metabolome axis in an Italian cohort of IBD patients – Maria Laura Santoru – Scientific Reports

Oxalobacter formigenes-associated host features and microbial community structures examined using the American Gut Project – Menghan Liu – Microbiome

Review: Gut Microbiota and Atherosclerosis – Daniel Y. Li – Current Atherosclerosis Reports

Animal experiments
Initial gut microbiota structure affects sensitivity to DSS-induced colitis in a mouse model – Min Li – Science China Life Sciences

Blood as a route of transmission of uterine pathogens from the gut to the uterus in cows – Soo Jin Jeon – Microbiome

Animal microbiome
Review: Health effects of feeding genetically modified (GM) crops to livestock animals: A review – CJ DeVos – Food and Chemical Toxicology
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Plant, root, and soil microbiome
Bacterial Community Structure in the Asian Rice Gall Midge Reveals a Varied Microbiome Rich in Proteobacteria – Abhishek Ojha – Scientific Reports

Biodiversity of soil bacteria exposed to sub-lethal concentrations of phosphonium-based ionic liquids: Effects of toxicity and biodegradation – M Sydow – Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Root-induced changes of Zn and Pb dynamics in the rhizosphere of sunflower with different plant growth promoting treatments in a heavily contaminated soil – SM Mousavi – Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
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Food microbiology
Dietary fibers and protective lactobacilli drive burrata cheese microbiome – Fabio Minervina – Applied Environmental Microbiology

Exploring the microbial origins of p-cresol and its co-occurrence pattern in the Chinese liquor-making process – Hai Du – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Microbial ecology
Molecular determinants of the matrix thickening of a dual-species Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Enterococcus faecalis biofilm – Keehoon Lee – Applied Environmental Microbiology

Probiotics / prebiotics/ antibiotics
Lactolisterin BU, a novel Class II broad spectrum bacteriocin from Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis bv. diacetylactis BGBU1-4 – Jelena Lozo – Applied Environmental Microbiology

Phages and viruses
Genomic and proteomic analysis of Human herpesvirus 6 reveals distinct clustering of acute versus inherited forms and reannotation of reference strain – Alexander Greninger – bioRxiv

Bioinformatics
EnSVMB: Metagenomics Fragments Classification using Ensemble SVM and BLAST – Yuan Jiang – Scientific Reports

GSimp: A Gibbs sampler based left-censored missing value imputation approach for metabolomics studies – Rumin Wei – bioRxiv

Techniques
A cytometric approach to follow variation and dynamics of the salivary microbiota – Susanna van Gelder – Methods

Microbes in the news
Gut bacteria may play role in fighting MS, Mayo researcher says – Jeremy Olson –
Star Tribune

Trillions of Bacteria in Your Body are Alien to Science, Study Finds – Wall Street Pit

Feeling anxious? Your gut bacteria might be to blame – Partha Nandi – WXYZ Detroit

August 25, 2017

Highlight of the day goes to Anna Karenina principle on microbiomes by J.R. Zaneveld as a Perspective in Nature Microbiology: “When healthy our microbiomes look alike, but when stressed each one of us has our own microbial snowflake”.

Events and jobs

Food Microbiology Microscopist II, EMSL Analytical, Inc. ,Cinnaminson, NJ 

Research Associate, University of Bristol – School of Biochemistry

General microbiome

Perspectives: Stress and stability: applying the Anna Karenina principle to animal microbiomes – Jesse R. Zaneveld – Nature Microbiology

Sugar metabolism of the first thermophilic Planctomycetes Thermogutta terrifontis: comparative genomic and transcriptomic approache – Alexander Elcheninov – bioRxiv

Horizontally Acquired Genes Are Often Shared between Closely Related Bacterial Species – Evgeni Bolotin –  Frontiers in Microbiology

Pregnancy and early life

Early gut mycobiota and mother-offspring transfer – Kasper Schei -Microbiome

Oral Microbiology

Genetic influences on the human oral microbiome – Brittany A. Demmitt – BMC Genomics

 

Human gut microbiome

Beyond gut feelings: how the gut microbiota regulates blood pressure – Francine Z. Marques – Nature Reviews Cardiology

Animal microbiome 

Upper and lower respiratory tract microbiota in horses: bacterial communities associated with health and mild asthma (inflammatory airway disease) and effects of dexamethasone – Stephanie L. Bond – BMC Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Transient exposure to oxygen or nitrate reveals ecophysiology of fermentative and sulfate-reducing benthic microbial populations – Zainab Abdulrahman Beiruti – Environmental Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Prey range and genome evolution of Halobacteriovorax marinus predatory bacteria from an estuary – Brett G. Enos – bioRxiv

Genomic insights into potential interdependencies in microbial hydrocarbon and nutrient cycling in hydrothermal sediments – Nina Dombrowski –  Microbiome

Prey range and genome evolution of Halobacteriovorax marinus predatory bacteria from an estuary – Brett G. Enos – bioRxiv

Bacteria-induced mixing in natural waters – T. Sommer – Geophysical Research Letters

Food microbiology

Unraveling the correlation between microbiota succession and metabolite changes in traditional Shanxi aged vinegar – Zhiqiang Nie – Scientific Reports

Microbes in the news

Space travel microbes turn urine into polymers

Is The Secret To A Healthier Microbiome Hidden In The Hadza Diet?

IBM: Your Computer Can Help Scientists Study Connection Between Body Bacteria and Autoimmune Diseases