January 19, 2018

Today’s digest features a review on gut microbial glycerol metabolism as a source of Acrolein, and an interesting article on the impact of climate cooling on ecosystem community structure and function in alpine soils. Happy reading!

 

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Human respiratory microbiome

Initial acquisition and succession of the cystic fibrosis lung microbiome is associated with disease progression in infants and preschool children – Marianne S. Muhlebach – Plos Pathogens

Human skin microbiome

Association of Disease Severity With Skin Microbiome and Filaggrin Gene Mutations in Adult Atopic Dermatitis – Maja-Lisa Clausen – JAMA Dermatology

Human gut microbiome

Review : Genetic and microbiome influence on lipid metabolism and dyslipidemia – Maria Matey Hernandez – Physiological Genomics

Review : Bile acids in glucose metabolism in health and disease – Hagit Shapiro – Journal of Experimental Microbiology

*Review: Gut Microbial Glycerol Metabolism as an Endogenous Acrolein Source – Jianbo Zhang – mBio

Review: How does ‘metabolic surgery’ work its magic? New evidence for gut microbiota – Peck Bailey C.E – Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Obesity

Multi-omics differentially classify disease state and treatment outcome in pediatric Crohn’s disease – Gavin M. Douglas – Microbiome

Genetic risk, dysbiosis, and treatment stratification using host genome and gut microbiome in inflammatory bowel disease – Ahmed Moustafa – Clinical and translational gastroenterology

Animal experiments

Flaxseed-enriched diets change milk concentration of the antimicrobial danofloxacin in sheep – Jon Andoni Otero – BMC Veterinary Research

Colonization of the cervicovaginal space with Gardnerella vaginalis leads to local inflammation and cervical remodeling in pregnant mice – Luz-Jeannette Sierra – Plos One

Kudingcha and Fuzhuan Brick Tea Prevent Obesity and Modulate Gut Microbiota in High-Fat Diet Fed Mice – Guijie Chen – Molecular Nutrition and Food Research

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

*Alpine soil carbon is vulnerable to rapid microbial decomposition under climate cooling – Linwei Wu – ISME Journal

Cultivable fungi present in Antarctic soils: taxonomy, phylogeny, diversity, and bioprospecting of antiparasitic and herbicidal metabolites – Eldon C. Q. Gomes – Extremophiles

Clearcutting alters decomposition processes and initiates complex restructuring of fungal communities in soil and tree roots – Petr Kohout – The ISME Journal

A large-scale field study of bacterial communities in cereal aphid populations across Morocco – Samir Fakhour – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Microbial Mitigation-Exacerbation Continuum: A novel framework for microbiome effects on hosts in the face of stress – Aaron S. David – Ecology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Brief Report: Effects of grazing, phosphorus and light on the growth rates of major bacterioplankton taxa in the coastal NW Mediterranean – Olga Sánchez – Environmental Microbiology Reports

Development of a mediated whole cell-based electrochemical biosensor for joint toxicity assessment of multi-pollutants using a mixed microbial consortium – Guanyue Gao – Analytica Chimica Acta

The acute effects of erythromycin and oxytetracycline on enhanced biological phosphorus removal system: shift in bacterial community structure – Zhetai Hu – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Probiotics / prebiotics

Valorization of Brewer’s spent grain to prebiotic oligosaccharide: production, xylanase catalyzed hydrolysis, in-vitro evaluation with probiotic strains and in a batch human fecal fermentation model – Mursalin Sajib – Journal of Biotechnology

In vitro fermentation of gum acacia – impact on the faecal microbiota – Sehad Alarifi -International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition

A bioluminescent test system reveals valuable antioxidant properties of lactobacillus strains from human microbiota – Maria Marsova – World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Yeasts / Fungi

Review: Sequence-based classification and identification of Fungi – David Hibbett – Mycologia

Phages and viruses

Detection of bovine Deltapapillomavirus DNA in peripheral blood of healthy sheep (Ovis aries) – S. Roperto – Transboundary and Emerging Diseases

Metagenomics

In-depth resistome analysis by targeted metagenomics – Val F. Lanza – Microbiome

Metabolomics

Qualitative metabolomics profiling of serum and bile from dogs with gallbladder mucocele formation – Jody L. Gookin – Plos One

Bioinformatics

A distance-based approach for testing the mediation effect of the human microbiome -Jie Zhang – Bioinformatics

Anitha’s non-microbiology picks

NASA test proves pulsars can function as a celestial GPS

The dark side of light: how artificial lighting is harming the natural world

Ultrathin 2-D metals get their own periodic table

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January 18, 2018

Today’s digest has quite a few reviews in “Human Gut Microbiome” section and quite interesting news: what killed Aztecs, the womb might not be sterile, while surfers might be spreading antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Check as well an interesting blog post on “How can academia kick its addiction to the impact factor?” and news about “Dimensions” – new science search engine. Dimensions not only indexes papers and their citations, but also – uniquely among scholarly databases – connects publications to their related grants, funding agencies, patents and clinical trials.

 

 

General microbiome

Conserved collateral susceptibility networks in diverse clinical strains of Escherichia coli – Nicole L Podnecky – bioRxiv

Interactions between species introduce spurious associations in microbiome studies – Rajita Menon – PLOS Computational Biology

Antimicrobial resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae carriage and infection in specialized geriatric care wards linked to acquisition in the referring hospital – Claire L Gorrie – Clinical Infectious Diseases

Microbiological and molecular characterization of thermophilic Streptomycesvariabilis with antimicrobial activity – Ramy Fikry – Journal of Basic and Environmental Sciences

Population level evidence for seasonality of the human microbiome – Christina Korownyk – Chronobiology International

Metagenomic analysis of microbial communities yields insight into impacts of nanoparticle design –  Jacob W. Metch – Nature Nanotechnology

Microbial Competition of Rhodotorula mucilaginosa UANL-001L and E. coli increase biosynthesis of Non-Toxic Exopolysaccharide with Applications as a Wide-Spectrum Antimicrobial – Augusto Vazquez-Rodriguez – Scientific Reports

Pregnancy and early life

Perturbations of the gut microbiome genes in infants with atopic dermatitis according to feeding type – Min-Jung Lee – Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Overweight and obesity status in pregnant women are related to intestinal microbiota and serum metabolic and inflammatory profiles – Noora Houttu – Clinical Nutrition

Human respiratory microbiome

Give me a sample of air and I will tell which species are found from your region – molecular identification of fungi from airborne spore samples – Nerea Abrego – Molecular Ecology Resources

Fungi stabilize connectivity in the lung and skin microbial ecosystems – Laura Tipton – BMC Microbiome

Oral microbiome

Microbiome associated with denture malodour – S Yitzhaki – Journal of Breath Research

High-resolution microbiome profiling uncovers Fusobacterium nucleatum, Lactobacillus gasseri/johnsonii, and Lactobacillus vaginalis associated to oral and oropharyngeal cancer in saliva from HPV positive and HPV negative patients treated with surgery and chemo-radiation – Rafael Guerrero-Preston – Oncotarget

Location-Specific Oral Microbiome Possesses Features Associated With CKD – Jianzhong Hu – Kidney International Reports

Oral microbiota reduce wound healing capacity of epithelial monolayers, irrespective of the presence of 5-fluorouracil – Eline Vanlancker – Experimental Biology and Medicine

An experimental study for rapid detection and quantification of endodontic microbiota following photo-activated disinfection via new multiplex real-time PCR assay – Maryam Pourhajibagher – Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy

Review: Genome analysis and clinical implications of the bacterial communities in early biofilm formation on dental implants restored with titanium or zirconia abutments –  Flávia Correa Raffaini – Biofueling

Human skin microbiome

Association of Disease Severity With Skin Microbiome and Filaggrin Gene Mutations in Adult Atopic Dermatitis – Maja-Lisa Clausen – JAMA Dermatology

Human nearly-sterile sites

The Microbiome and Neurologic Disease: Past and Future of a 2-Way Interaction – Javier Ochoa-Repáraz – Neurotherapeutics

Human gut microbiome

Mini Review: Beneficial actions of microbiota-derived tryptophan metabolites – J. J. Galligan – Neurogastroenterology & Motility

Review: Gut microbiome influences on anastomotic leak and recurrence rates following colorectal cancer surgery – S. Gaines – BJS

Review: Microbiota Signaling Pathways that Influence Neurologic Disease – Laura M. Cox – Neurotherapeutics

Review: How mass spectrometric approaches applied to bacterial identification have revolutionized the study of human gut microbiota – Grégory Dubourg – Expert Review of Proteomics

Concise Review: Gut microbiota and probiotics: novel immune system modulators in myasthenia gravis? – Elena Rinaldi – Annals of the New York Academy of Science

Research Highlights: Gut microbiota: Targeting of specific microbial species mitigates colitis – Hugh Thomas – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Research Highlights: Gut microbiota: Filling up on fibre for a healthy gut – Katrina Ray – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Stachyose Improves Inflammation Through Modulating Gut Microbiota of High-Fat Diet / Streptozotocin Induced Type 2 Diabetes in Rats – Guimei Liu – Molecular Nutrition & Food Research

Analysis of fecal microbiota in patients with functional constipation undergoing treatment with synbiotics – Lin Sheng Huang – European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases

The microbiota metabolite indole inhibits Salmonella virulence: Involvement of the PhoPQ two-component system – Nandita Kohli – PLOS

Metatranscriptome of human faecal microbial communities in a cohort of adult men – Galeb S. Abu-Ali – Nature Microbiology

Early-life gut microbial colonization shapes Th1/Th2 balance in asthma model in BALB/c mice – Li-Juan Qian –

Animal experiments

Impact of Trans-Fats on Heat-Shock Protein Expression and the Gut Microbiota Profile of Mice – Gessika Cristina Borges Castro Carvalho – Journal of Food Science

Animal microbiome 

The impact of depuration on mussel hepatopancreas bacteriome composition and predicted metagenome – J. A. Rubiolo – Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

The Sarda Sheep Host Fecal Proteome – Antonio Palomba – Proteomics

Interactions Between Parasites and the Bacterial Microbiota of Chickens – Rüdiger Hauck – Avian Diseases

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Cropping practices manipulate abundance patterns of root and soil microbiome members paving the way to smart farming – Kyle Hartman – BMS Microbiome

Saving seed microbiomes – Gabriele Berg – The ISME

Rice Crop Growth and Rhizospheric Microbial Dynamics in Heavy Metals Contaminated Inceptisol – Manoj Shrivastava – Water Quality Management

Cropping practices manipulate abundance patterns of root and soil microbiome members paving the way to smart farming – Kyle Hartman – BMC Microbiome

Water and extremophile microbiome

Diverse spatial organization of photosynthetic membranes among purple nonsulfur bacteria – Breah LaSarre – bioRxiv

Homologous recombination and transposon propagation shapes the population structure of an organism from the deep subsurface with minimal metabolism – Alexander J Probst – bioRxiv

Cultivation and genomics of the first freshwater SAR11 (LD12) isolate – Michael Winslow Henson -bioRxiv

Data Descriptor: The reconstruction of 2,631 draft metagenome-assembled genomes from the global oceans – Benjamin J. Tully – Scientific Data

Survey of sulfur-oxidizing bacterial community in the Pearl River water using soxB, sqr, and dsrA as molecular biomarkers – Jianfei Luo – 3 Biotech

Cultivable fungi present in Antarctic soils: taxonomy, phylogeny, diversity, and bioprospecting of antiparasitic and herbicidal metabolites – Eldon C. Q. Gomes – Extremophiles

Taxonomical Resolution and Distribution of Bacterioplankton Along the Vertical Gradient Reveals Pronounced Spatiotemporal Patterns in Contrasted Temperate Freshwater Lakes – J. Keshri – Microbial Ecology

Coral physiology and microbiome dynamics under combined warming and ocean acidification – Andréa G. Grottoli – PLOS

Crenothrix are major methane consumers in stratified lakes – Kirsten Oswald – The ISME

 

Food microbiology

Review: Modern perspectives on the health benefits of kefir in next generation sequencing era: improvement of the host gut microbiota – Dong-Hyeon Kim –  Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition

Probiotics / prebiotics

Lactobacillus acidophilus Improves Intestinal Inflammation in an Acute Colitis Mouse Model by Regulation of Th17 and Treg Cell Balance and Fibrosis Development – Park Jin-Sil – Journal of Medicinal Food

Phages and viruses

Interferons: Reprogramming the Metabolic Network against Viral Infection – Kavita Raniga  – Viruses

Bioinformatics

FastViromeExplorer: a pipeline for virus and phage identification and abundance profiling in metagenomics data – Saima Sultana Tithi – PeerJ

VirFinder: a novel k-mer based tool for identifying viral sequences from assembled metagenomic data – Jie Ren – BMC Microbiome

Techniques

In-depth resistome analysis by targeted metagenomics – Val F. Lanza – BMC Microbiome

Microbes in the news

500 years later, scientists discover what probably killed the Aztecs

Could baby’s first bacteria take root before birth?

Robotic baby helps researchers understand how biological dust develops immunity in crawling babies

Surfers May Be Spreading Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria From Swallowing Poop-Laced Water

Microbes and Art

Artist Hunter Cole Presents Exhibit Featuring Photos of Bacteria That Create Their Own Light

Science, publishing, and career 

Science search engine links papers to grants and patents

How can academia kick its addiction to the impact factor?

 

January 17, 2018

In today’s digest, a review of the skin microbiome and a brilliant article on role of microbes in plant speciation. Lastly, the microbiome of the ever impressive water bear.

General Microbiome

Editorial: Special Issue on ‘Microbe-host interactions’.Hammerschmidt S. FEBS Letters.

Review: The stress concept in gastroenterology: from Selye to today.Elsenbruch S. F1000 Research

Review:Role of human microbiome and selected bacterial infections in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis. Roszyk E. Reumatologia

Gut Microbiome

Review: Non-digestible carbohydrates in infant formula as substitution for human milk oligosaccharide functions: Effects on microbiota and gut maturation.Akkerman R. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition

Review: Diet, Gut Microbiota, and Colorectal Cancer Prevention: A Review of Potential Mechanisms and Promising Targets for Future Research.Song M. Current Colorectal Cancer Reports

Skin Microbiome

Review: The human skin microbiome. Byrd AL. Nature Reviews Microbiology

Anal Microbiome

Is there a link between aging and microbiome diversity in exceptional mammalian longevity? Hughes GM. PeerJ

Plant, Soil, and Water Microbiome

Out of sight, but no longer out of mind – towards an increased recognition of the role of soil microbes in plant speciation.Geml J. New Phytologist.

Investigating the Microbial Degradation Potential in Oil Sands Fluid Fine Tailings Using Gamma Irradiation: A Metagenomic Perspective.VanMensel D. Microbial Ecology

Animan Experiments and Microbiome

The Microbial Community of Tardigrades: Environmental Influence and Species Specificity of Microbiome Structure and Composition.Vecchi M, Newton ILG, Cesari M. Microbial Ecology

Peracetic acid disinfection kinetics for combined sewer overflows: indicator organisms, antibiotic resistance genes, and microbial community.Eramo A. Environmental Science: Water Research and Technology

Protocol

Oral Microbiome Characterization in Murine Models. Abusleme L. Bio-protocol

Microbes in the NEWS

Can Probiotics Improve the Gut Flora and Reduce Complications after Surgery?

-Medical News Bulletin

 

January 16, 2018

Today, a set of interesting papers about the stability of human microbiome, ancient genomes from XVI Century Salmonella strains, a nice review about human skin microbiome, antimicrobial resistance genes in the International Space Station and more!

 

Human Microbiome

Stability of the human faecal microbiome in a cohort of adult men – Raaj S. Mehta – Nature Microbiology

Non-digestible carbohydrates in infant formula as substitution for human milk oligosaccharide functions: Effects on microbiota and gut maturation – Renate Akkerman – Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition

Review: The human skin microbiome – Allyson L. Byrd – Nature Reviews Microbiology

The Relationship between Habitual Dietary Intake and Gut Microbiota in Young Japanese Women – Takahiro Seura – Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology

Oral microbiota of periodontal health and disease and their changes after nonsurgical periodontal therapy – Casey Chen – The ISME Journal

Cigarette smoking is associated with an altered vaginal tract metabolomic profile – T. M. Nelson – Scientific Reports

Review: Infectious Agents and Inflammation: The Role of Microbiota in Autoimmune Arthritis – Andrea Picchianti-Diamanti – Frontiers in Microbiology

Preliminary Comparison of Oral and Intestinal Human Microbiota in Patients with Colorectal Cancer: A Pilot Study – Edda Russo – Frontiers in Microbiology

 

Animal Microbiome

Fosfomycin residues in colostrum: Impact on morpho-physiology and microbiology of suckling piglets – M.B. Fernández Paggi – Journal Of Veterinary Pharmacology And Therapeutics

The Microbial Community of Tardigrades: Environmental Influence and Species Specificity of Microbiome Structure and Composition – Matteo Vecchi – Microbial Ecology

Oral Microbiome Characterization in Murine Models – Loreto Abusleme – Bio-Protocol

Corallivory and the microbial debacle in two branching scleractinians – Yvan Bettarel – The ISME Journal

The Inner Workings of the Outer Surface: Skin and Gill Microbiota as Indicators of Changing Gut Health in Yellowtail Kingfish – Thibault P. R. A. Legrand – Frontiers in Microbiology

 

Built Microbiome

Detection of antimicrobial resistance genes associated with the International Space Station environmental surfaces – C. Urbaniak – Scientific Reports

 

Plant and Environmental Microbiome

The stage of soil development modulates rhizosphere effect along a High Arctic desert chronosequence – Francesca Mapelli – The ISME Journal

Perspective: Saving seed microbiomes – Gabriele Berg – The ISME Journal

Preprint: Microbial biogeography of 1,000 geothermal springs in New Zealand – Jean F Power – Biorxiv

 

Pathogen Research

Effect of outpatient antibiotics for urinary tract infections on antimicrobial resistance among commensal Enterobacteriaceae: a multinational prospective cohort study – Andrew J. Stewardson – Clinical microbiology and infection

Salmonella enterica genomes from victims of a major sixteenth-century epidemic in Mexico – Åshild J. Vågene – Nature Ecology & Evolution

Bovine Lactoferrin and Lactoferrin-Derived Peptides Inhibit the Growth of Vibrio cholerae and Other Vibrio species – Erika Acosta-Smith – Frontiers in Microbiology

 

General Microbiome

The stress concept in gastroenterology: from Selye to today – Sigrid Elsenbruch – F1000Reseach

Review: Deoxynivalenol, gut microbiota and immunotoxicity: A potential approach? – Yuxiao Liao – Food and Chemical Toxicology

Research Highlight: Anti-PD1 in the wonder-gut-land – Marie Vetizou – Cell Research

 

Other

The deep-subsurface sulfate reducer Desulfotomaculum kuznetsovii employs two methanol-degrading pathways – Diana Z. Sousa – Nature Communications

Preprint: Conserved mass peaks in MALDI-TOF mass spectra of bacterial species – Wenfa Ng – PeerJ

January 15, 2018

Today’s digest is full of great papers, including new methods of detection and quantificaion of HGT in anoxic conditions, and a brilliant paper on root-rhizosphere interactome.

General Microbiome

Impact of the start-up process on the microbial communities in biocathodes for electrosynthesis. Mateos, R. Bioelectrochemistry.

Gut Microbiome

Dietary Factors Modulate Colonic Tumorigenesis Through the Interaction of Gut Microbiota and Host Chloride Channels. Zhang Y. Molecular Nutrition Food Research

Metagenomic and metabolomic analyses unveil dysbiosis of gut microbiota in chronic heart failure patients. Cui, X. Scientific Reports

Nasal Microbiome

An insight into intestinal mucosal microbiota disruption after stroke.Stanley,D. Scientific Reports

Influence of pig farming on the human’s nasal microbiota: The key role of the airborne microbial communities. Kraemer, JG. Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Fecal Microbiome

Letters to Editor: Sucrase-isomaltase 15Phe IBS risk variant in relation to dietary carbohydrates and faecal microbiota composition. Thingholm L. Gut

Plant, Soil, and Water Microbiome

Soil contamination alters the willow root and rhizosphere metatranscriptome and the root-rhizosphere interactome. Yergeau, E. The ISME Journal

Indoor Microbiome

Microbiomes in Dishwashers: Analysis of the microbial diversity and putative opportunistic pathogens in dishwasher biofilm communities.Raghupathi, PK. Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Resitome

Characteristics of ARG-carrying plasmidome in the cultivable microbial community from wastewater treatment system under high oxytetracycline concentration. Shi, Y. Applied Microbioloby and Biotechnology

Animan Experiments and Microbiome

Characterizing the bacterial microbiota in different gastrointestinal tract segments of the Bactrian camel. He, J. Scientific Reports

Effect of atorvastatin on the gut microbiota of high fat diet-induced hypercholesterolemic rats. Khan, TJ. Scientific Reports

Protocol/Techniques

Fluorescence recovery allows the implementation of a fluorescence reporter gene platform applicable for the detection and quantification of horizontal gene transfer in anoxic environments. Pinilla, R. Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Microbiome Jobs

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January 14, 2018

Today’s digest features brilliant ‘Letters to the Editors’ articles in response to recently published works, and concise microbiome reviews. Lastly, an improved method for assembly of functional metagenomes.

Gut Microbiome

Letters to the Editor: Navigating the Microbiota Seas: Triangulation Finds a Way Forward. Rosen, CE. Cell Host & Microbe.

Perturbations of the gut microbiome genes in infants with atopic dermatitis according to feeding type. Lee, M-J. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Insect Microbiome

REVIEW: Functional roles and metabolic niches in the honey bee gut microbiota. Bonilla-Rosso, G. Current Opinion in Microbiology

Letters to the Editor: Insect Gut Microbiota: Accessories to the Bite. Aksoy, S. Cell Host & Microbe

Animal Experiments and Microbiome

Characterisation of the intestinal microbial communities of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) fed with Hermetia illucens (black soldier fly) partially defatted larva meal as partial dietary protein source. Bruni, L. Aquaculture

REVIEW: Gastrointestinal tract (gut) health in the young pig. Pluske, JR. Animal Nutrition

Plant, soil, and water Microbiome

Deciphering the bacterial and fungal communities in clubroot-affected cabbage rhizosphere treated with Bacillus Subtilis XF-1. Liu, C. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment

REVIEW:Rhizospheric microorganisms as a solution for the recovery of soils contaminated by petroleum: A review. Janzen dos Santos, J. Journal of Environmental Management.

Food Microbiome

Different temperatures select distinctive acetic acid bacteria species and promotes organic acids production during Kombucha tea fermentation. De Filippis. Food Microbiology

Techniques/Protocol

REVIEW: Fluorescence activated cell-sorting principles and applications in microalgal biotechnology. Pereira, H. Algal Research

A-GAME: improving the assembly of pooled functional metagenomics sequence data. Chiara, M. BMC Genomics

Microbes in the News

Research Says Exercise Also Improves Your Gut Bacteria

-Healthline

January 11, 2018

Today’s Microbiome Digest is quite long, since it contains alerts from two days. There are many interesting articles in Gut, Plant and Water Microbiome Sections. Interesting review to highlight is from L. Tipton about lung mycobiome  and the one from D. Rose Ewald about human microbiota. Today we also have quite few articles about viruses, among which P.C. Hsu revails gene targets of Ebola virus microRNAs involved in the human skin microbiome,  S. S. Jagdale reports on  mutualistic interactions of viruses with lower eukaryotes and C. Winter explains how mixing alters the lytic activity of viruses in the dark ocean.

General microbiome

Complete genomic characterisation of two Escherichia coli lineages responsible for a cluster of carbapenem resistant infections in a Chinese hospital – Zhiyong Zong – bioRxiv

Geometrical Distribution of Cryptococcus neoformans Mediates Flower-Like Biofilm Development – William Lopes – Frontiers in Microbiology

Pregnancy and early life

Editorial: The Neonatal Immune System: A Unique Host-Microbial Interface – Joseph M. Bliss – Frontiers in Pediatrics

Modeling Metabolic Interactions in a Consortium of the Infant Gut Microbiome – Francisco Pinto – Frontiers in Microbiology

Gene-trait matching across the Bifidobacterium longum pan-genome reveals considerable diversity in carbohydrate catabolism among human infant strains – Silvia Arboleya – Genomics

Early-life gut microbiome and egg allergy – Mina Fazlollahi – Allergy

Human respiratory microbiome

Perspective: Fungal Microbiota in Chronic Airway Inflammatory Disease and Emerging Relationships with the Host Immune Response – Irene Zhang – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbiome and asthma – Milena Sokolowska – Asthma Research and Practice

Review: The lung mycobiome in the next-generation sequencing era – Laura Tipton – Virulence

The lung tissue microbiota of mild and moderate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – Alexa A. Pragman – Microbiome

 Oral microbiome

Profiling of subgingival plaque biofilm microbiota in female adult patients with clear aligners: a three-month prospective study – Runzhi Guo – PeerJ

Ecological Approaches to Dental Caries Prevention: Paradigm Shift or Shibboleth? – Nebu Philip  – Caries Research

Human skin microbiome

On revealing the gene targets of Ebola virus microRNAs involved in the human skin microbiome – Pei-Chun Hsu – PeerJ

Temporal Variation of the Skin Bacterial Community and Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis Infection in the Terrestrial Cryptic Frog Philoria loveridgei – Mariel Familiar López – Frontiers in Microbiology

Human vaginal microbiome

Microbiota-based analysis reveals specific bacterial traits and a novel strategy for the diagnosis of infectious infertility – Simon Graspeuntner – PLOS One

Human nearly-sterile sites 

Culture-independent analysis of liver abscess using nanopore sequencing – Liang Gong – PLOS One

Human gut microbiome

The Gut Microbiome and Control of Weight Gain – Anita L. Kozyrskyj – Pediatric Obesity

Immunosuppressive effect of the gut microbiome altered by high-dose tacrolimus in mice – Z. Zhang – American Journal of Transplatation

Review: Human microbiota, blood group antigens, and disease – D. Rose Ewald – WIREs

Microbiome, Immunomodulation, and the Neuronal System – Eric Marietta – Neurotherapeutics

Editorial: Improve gut microbiome: a new horizon of cancer therapy – Hiroshi Fukui – Hepatobiliary Surgery and Nutrition

The Gut Microbiome and Multiple Sclerosis – Javier Ochoa-Repáraz – Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine

Genomic diversity and distribution of Bifidobacterium longum subsp. longum across the human lifespan – Toshitaka Odamaki – Scientific Reports

Dynamics of metatranscription in the inflammatory bowel disease gut microbiome – Melanie Schirmer – Nature Microbiology

Links between Dietary Protein Sources, the Gut Microbiota, and Obesity – Lise Madsen – Frontiers in Physiology

Ceftriaxone promotes the emergence of AmpC-overproducing Enterobacteriaceae in gut microbiota from hospitalized patients – Victoire de Lastours – European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases

Functional analysis of arginine decarboxylase gene speA of Bacteroides dorei by markerless gene deletion – Mikiyasu Sakanaka – FEMS Microbiology Letters

SadA-Expressing Staphylococci in the Human Gut Show Increased Cell Adherence and Internalization – Arif Luqman – Cell Reports

Gut microbiome populations are associated with structure-specific changes in white matter architecture – Irene M. Ong – Translational Psychiatry

Spatiotemporally Heterogeneous Population Dynamics of Gut Bacteria Inferred from Fecal Time Series Data – Hidetoshi Inaminea – mBio

Animal experiments 

Identification of a protective B-cell epitope of the Staphylococcus aureus GapC protein by screening a phage-displayed random peptide library – Mengyao Wang – PLOS One

Lactobacillus plantarum CCFM10 alleviating oxidative stress and restoring the gut microbiota in D-galactose-induced aging mice – Jichun Zhao – Food and Function

Effect of dark sweet cherry powder consumption on the gut microbiota, short-chain fatty acids, and biomarkers of gut health in obese db/db mice – Jose F. Garcia-Mazcorro – PeerJ

Dietary Corn Bran Fermented by Bacillus subtilis MA139 Decreased Gut Cellulolytic Bacteria and Microbiota Diversity in Finishing Pigs – Ping Liu – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

Intestinal and Systemic Immune Responses upon Multi-drug Resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa Colonization of Mice Harboring a Human Gut Microbiota – Eliane von Klitzing – Frontiers in Microbiology

Modulation of Intestinal Microbiome Prevents Intestinal Ischemic Injury – Alessandra Bertacco – Frontiers in Physiology

Animal microbiome 

Influence of fruit and invertebrate consumption on the gut microbiota of wild white-faced capuchins (Cebus capucinus) – Elizabeth K. Mallott – American Journal of Physical Anthropology

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

Molecular identification and phylogenetic analysis of Bothrops insularis bacterial and fungal microbiota – Lidiane Nunes Barbosa – Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Diazotroph abundance and community composition in an acidic soil in response to aluminum-tolerant and aluminum-sensitive maize (Zea mays L.) cultivars under two nitrogen fertilizer forms – Chao Wang – Plant and Soil

The influence of microbial communities for triadimefon enantiomerization in soils with different pH values – Khaled Mohamed Ahmed Talab – Chirality

Antimony Redox Biotransformation in the Subsurface: Effect of Indigenous Sb(V) Respiring Microbiota – Liying Wang – Encironmental Science and Technology

Biostimulant Action of Protein Hydrolysates: Unraveling Their Effects on Plant Physiology and Microbiome – Giuseppe Colla – Frontiers in Plant Science

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

Bacillus amyloliquefaciens L-S60 Reforms the Rhizosphere Bacterial Community and Improves Growth Conditions in Cucumber Plug Seedling – Yuxuan Qin – Frontiers in Microbiology

Exploring the Microbiota of Faba Bean: Functional Characterization of Lactic Acid Bacteria – Michela Verni –  Frontiers in Microbiology

Contribution of Zinc Solubilizing Bacteria in Growth Promotion and Zinc Content of Wheat – Sana Kamran – Frontiers in Microbiology

Application of Endophytic Pseudomonas fluorescens and a Bacterial Consortium to Brassica napus Can Increase Plant Height and Biomass under Greenhouse and Field Conditions –  Richard D. Lally – Frontiers in Microbiology

Exploiting rhizosphere microbial cooperation for developing sustainable agriculture strategies – Yoann Besset-Manzoni – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Dynamics of oxygen and carbon dioxide in rhizospheres of Lobelia dortmanna – a planar optode study of belowground gas exchange between plants and sediment – Nikola Lenzewski – New Phytologist

Characterization of Microbial Communities in Acidified, Sulfur Containing Soils – Grzegorz Czerwonka – Polish Journal of Microbiology

Comparison of Microbial Communities Associated with Halophyte (Salsola stocksii) and Non-Halophyte (Triticum aestivum) Using Culture-Independent Approaches – Salma Mukhtar – Polish Journal of Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Data-mining of Antibiotic Resistance Genes Provides Insight into the Community Structure of Ocean Microbiome – Shiguang Hao – bioRxiv

Mixing alters the lytic activity of viruses in the dark ocean – Christian Winter – Ecology

Biological Characterization of Microenvironments in a Hypersaline Cold Spring Mars Analog – Haley M. Sapers – Frontiers in Microbiology

Patterns and Drivers of Vertical Distribution of the Ciliate Community from the Surface to the Abyssopelagic Zone in the Western Pacific Ocean – Feng Zhao – Frontiers in Microbiology

Aerobic and Anaerobic Methanotrophic Communities Associated with Methane Hydrates Exposed on the Seafloor: A High-Pressure Sampling and Stable Isotope-Incubation Experiment – David H. Case – Frontiers in Microbiology

A Multi-season Investigation of Microbial Extracellular Enzyme Activities in Two Temperate Coastal North Carolina Rivers: Evidence of Spatial but Not Seasonal Patterns – Avery Bullock – Frontiers in Microbiology

Functional Stability and Community Dynamics during Spring and Autumn Seasons Over 3 Years in Camargue Microbial Mats – Mercedes Berlanga – Frontiers in Microbiology

Oxygenation of Hypoxic Coastal Baltic Sea Sediments Impacts on Chemistry, Microbial Community Composition, and Metabolism – Elias Broman – Frontiers in Microbiology

Exploring the Cultivable Ectocarpus Microbiome – Hetty KleinJan – Frontiers in Microbiology

Phylogenetic Structure and Metabolic Properties of Microbial Communities in Arsenic-Rich Waters of Geothermal Origin – Simona Crognale – Frontiers in Microbiology

Prokaryotic Community Composition in Arctic Kongsfjorden and Sub-Arctic Northern Bering Sea Sediments As Revealed by 454 Pyrosequencing – Yin-Xin Zeng – Frontiers in Microbiology

Comparative Metagenomics Reveals the Distinctive Adaptive Features of the Spongia officinalis Endosymbiotic Consortium – Elham Karimi – Frontiers in Microbiology

Comparative genomics highlights symbiotic capacities and high metabolic flexibility of the marine genus Pseudovibrio  – Dennis Versluis – GBE Genome BIology and Evolution

Geobacteraceae are important members of mercury-methylating microbial communities of sediments impacted by waste water releases – Andrea G. Bravo – ISME

Dynamics of phytoplankton and heterotrophic bacterioplankton in the western tropical South Pacific Ocean along a gradient of diversity and activity of diazotrophs – France Van Wambeke – Biogeosciences

Microbial methanogenesis in the sulfate-reducing zone of sediments in the Eckernförde Bay, SW Baltic Sea – Johanna Maltby – Biogeosciences

Built environment

Control of corrosive bacterial community by bronopol in industrial water system – Jayaraman Narenkumar – 3 Biotech

A metaproteomics method to determine carbon sources and assimilation pathways of species in microbial communities –  Manuel Kleiner – bioRxiv

Uncovering the Potential of Termite Gut Microbiome for Lignocellulose Bioconversion in Anaerobic Batch Bioreactors – Lucas Auer – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbial Communities Shaped by Treatment Processes in a Drinking Water Treatment Plant and Their Contribution and Threat to Drinking Water Safety – Qi Li – Frontiers in Microbiology

Food microbiology

Development of novel quinoa-based yoghurt fermented with dextran producer Weissella cibaria MG1 – Emanuele Zannini – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Bacterial Community and Spoilage Profiles Shift in Response to Packaging in Yellow-Feather Broiler, a Highly Popular Meat in Asia – Huhu Wang – Frontiers in Microbiology

Metagenomic Profiling of the Bacterial Community Changes from Koji to Mash Stage in the Brewing of Soy Sauce – Hongbin Wang – Polish Journal of Microbiology

Probiotics / prebiotics

Probiotics or Pro-healers the Role of Beneficial Bacteria in Tissue Repair – Jovanka Lukic – Wound Reparation and Regeneration

Probiotic Lactobacillus sp. inhibit growth, biofilm formation and gene expression of caries-inducing Streptococcus mutans – Reham Wasfi – Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine

A mixture of Lactobacillus species isolated from traditional fermented foods promote recovery from antibiotic-induced intestinal disruption in mice – Ying Shi – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Beneficial changes in rumen bacterial community profile in sheep and dairy calves as a result of feeding the probiotic Bacillus amyloliquefaciens H57 – Benjamin J Schofield – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Phages and viruses

Enemies with benefits: mutualistic interactions of viruses with lower eukaryotes – Shounak S. Jagdale – Archives of Virology

Biogeography & environmental conditions shape bacteriophage-bacteria networks across the human microbiome – Geoffrey D. Hannigan – bioRxiv

Investigation of prevalence of free Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC)-specific bacteriophages and its correlation with STEC bacterial hosts in a produce-growing area in Salinas, California – Yen-Te Liao – PLOS One

Component tree analysis of cystovirus φ6 nucleocapsid Cryo-EM single particle reconstructions – Lucas M. Oliveira – PLOS One

Bioinformatics

HTSSIP: An R package for analysis of high throughput sequencing data from nucleic acid stable isotope probing (SIP) experiments – Nicholas D. Youngblut – PLOS One

Biotechnology

Cyanobacterial diversity held in microbial biological resource centers as a biotechnological asset: the case study of the newly established LEGE culture collection – Vitor Ramos – Journal of Applied Phycology

Rapidly moving new bacteria to model-organism status – Hualan Liu – Current Opinion in Biotechnology

Techniques

Development of a biosensor protein bullet as a fluorescent method for fast detection of Escherichia coli in drinking water – Ignacio Gutiérrez-del-Río – PLOS One

Research Note: Methods for detecting Gemmata spp. bacteremia in the microbiology laboratory – Jacques-Robert Christen – BMS Genomics

A metaproteomics method to determine carbon sources and assimilation pathways of species in microbial communities – Manuel Kleiner – bioRxiv

Microbes in the news 

Gene/cell connection provides new insight into how our gut microbiome stays healthy

A powerful new weapon against drug-resistant bacteria was inspired by the human body

ASU developing biodegradable plastics made from bacteria

Pharmaceutical Pollution Drives Microbial Resistance in Urban Streams

Microbes and Art

This scientist creates ephemeral works of art with bioluminescent bacteria