August 3, 2017

The impact of root hairs on rhizosphere soil structure, gut virome dynamics in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, an art installation made from bacteria found in a 300-year-old copy of Ovid’s Metamorphoses.

Events and jobs

Assistant/Associate Professor of Soil Microbiomes – Colorado State University

Research Lab Tech Intermediate – University of Michigan Center for Microbial Systems Molecular Biology Laboratory

Content, Lead bioRxiv – Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

General microbiome

Perspective: The evolution of the host microbiome as an ecosystem on a leash – Kevin R Foster – Nature

Animal experiments

Gut Microbiota Modifies Olfactory-Guided Microbial Preferences and Foraging Decisions in Drosophila – Adam Chun-Nin Wong – Current Biology

Cxcr2 signaling and the microbiome suppress inflammation, bile duct injury, and the phenotype of experimental biliary atresia – Junbae Jee – PLOS ONE

Commensal microbiota-induced microRNA modulates intestinal epithelial permeability through a small GTPase ARF4 – Kazuaki Nakata – Journal of Biological Chemistry

Early life antibiotic exposure causes intestinal dysbiosis and exacerbates skin and lung pathology in experimental systemic sclerosis – Heena Mehta – Journal of Investigative Dermatology

16S rRNA genes Illumina sequencing revealed differential cecal microbiome in specific pathogen free chickens infected with different subgroup of avian leukosis viruses – Xinxin Ma – Veterinary Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

High-resolution synchrotron imaging shows that root hairs influence rhizosphere soil structure formation – Nicolai Koebernick – New Phytologist

Genome-Wide Sensitivity Analysis of the Microsymbiont Sinorhizobium meliloti to Symbiotically Important, Defensin-Like Host Peptides – Markus F F Arnold – mBio

Water and extremophile microbiome

Preprint: Metabolic roles of uncultivated bacterioplankton lineages in the northern Gulf of Mexico “Dead Zone” – J Cameron Thrash – bioRxiv

Food microbiology

Fate of Listeria innocua during production and ripening of smeared hard cheese made from raw milk – P Hammer – Journal of Dairy Science

Probiotics/prebiotics

Review: Systematic review: probiotics for functional constipation in children – Katarzyna Wojtyniak – European Journal of Pediatrics

Phages and viruses

The eukaryotic gut virome in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation: new clues in enteric graft-versus-host disease – Jérôme Legoff – Nature Medicine

Metabolomics

The Opportunities of Metabolomics in Drug Safety Evaluation – Pengcheng Wang – Current Pharmacology Reports

More microbes

SnapShot: Electrochemical Communication in Biofilms – Dong-yeon D Lee – Cell

Microbes in the news

Microbiome: Does it really matter to our health? – Jo Seed – Imperial College London

Lovers Share Colonies of Skin Microbes, Study Finds – Aneri Pattani – New York Times

Scientists map the distribution of antimicrobial resistance across Chinese major cities – EurekAlert

Bacteria could be key to freeing South Pacific of mosquitoes – Emma Maris – Nature

Microbiology: The case of the mysterious messenger – Kaitlin Johnson – Nature

Microbes on the market

World’s First DNA and Microbiome Platform Enters the UK Market – Business Wire

IDbyDNA and ARUP Laboratories Announce Partnership to Develop and Commercialize Novel Infectious Disease Testing Using Metagenomics – PR Newswire

Bacteria art

Bacteria from 300-year-old Ovid poetry volume inspires ‘bio-artist’ – Maev Kennedy – The Guardian

Science, career, and publishing

Preprint: The reproducibility of research and the misinterpretation of P values – David Colquhoun – bioRxiv

Preprint: The GSS is an unreliable indicator of biological sciences postdoc population trends – Christopher L Pickett – bioRxiv

The Plan to End Science’s Sexist #manel Problem – Sarah Scoles – WIRED

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Non-microbiology picks

Proteins evolve on the edge of supramolecular self-assembly – Hector Garcia-Seisdedos – Nature

July 6, 2017

The microbiota of spotted hyenas, a review of potential interactions between olfactory sensation and the microbiome-gut-brain axis, phylogenetic analysis of host-microbe symbioses to examine the evolution of dependence over time.

General microbiome

Synthetic Microbial Ecology: Engineering Habitats for Modular Consortia – Sami Ben Said – Frontiers in Microbiology

The evolution of host-symbiont dependence – Roberta M Fisher – Nature Communications

Review: The microbiota revolution: Excitement and caution – Maria Rescigno – European Journal of Immunology

Review: The Microbiome and Blood Pressure: Can Microbes Regulate Our Blood Pressure? – Souhaila Al Khodor – Frontiers in Pediatrics

Human oral microbiome

Suppression of αvβ6 Integrin Expression by Polymicrobial Oral Biofilms in Gingival Epithelial Cells – Jiarui Bi – Scientific Reports

Proteomic shifts in multi-species oral biofilms caused by Anaeroglobus geminatus – Kai Bao – Scientific Reports

Human vaginal microbiome

Quantifying the human vaginal community state types (CSTs) with the species specificity index – Zhanshan Ma – PeerJ

Animal experiments

Effects of iron supplementation on growth, gut microbiota, metabolomics and cognitive development of rat pups – Erica E Alexeev – PLOS ONE

Review: Disruptive physiology: olfaction and the microbiome-gut-brain axis – John Bienenstock – Biological Reviews Cambridge Philosophical Society

Effects of melanin from Sepiella Maindroni ink (MSMI) on the intestinal Microbiome of mice – Hui Dong – BMC Microbiology

Animal microbiome

The Intestinal Eukaryotic and Bacterial Biome of Spotted Hyenas: The Impact of Social Status and Age on Diversity and Composition – Emanuel Heitlinger – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Perspective: The deep, hot biosphere: Twenty-five years of retrospection – Daniel R Colman – PNAS

Draft Genome Sequence of Pseudomonas koreensis CI12, a Bacillus cereus “Hitchhiker” from the Soybean Rhizosphere – Gabriel L Lozano – Genome Announcements

Warmer winters increase the rhizosphere carbon flow to mycorrhizal fungi more than to other microorganisms in a temperate grassland – Johanna Birgander – Global Change Biology

Negative plant-phyllosphere feedbacks in native Asteraceae hosts – a novel extension of the plant-soil feedback framework – Briana K Whitaker – Ecology Letters

Water and extremophile microbiome

Size and composition of subseafloor microbial community in the Benguela upwelling area examined from intact membrane lipid and DNA analysis – Thomas W Evans – Organic Geochemistry

FurukawaMarine microbes as a valuable resource for brand new industrial biocatalysts – Azadeh Beygmoradi – Biocatalysts and Agricultural Biotechnology

Antagonistic Interactions and Biofilm Forming Capabilities Among Bacterial Strains Isolated from the Egg Surfaces of Lake Sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) – M Fujimoto – Microbial Ecology

Probiotics/prebiotics

Effects of the probiotic Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis on the non-surgical treatment of periodontitis. A histomorphometric, microtomographic and immunohistochemical study in rats – Milla S T Ricoldi – PLOS ONE

Phages and viruses

Virus-host relationships of marine single-celled eukaryotes resolved from metatranscriptomics – Mohammad Moniruzzaman – Nature Communications

Occurrence of Bacillus thuringensis Bacteriophages in the Egyptian Arid Soil – Amel S M Abo-Senna – International Journal of Virology and Molecular Biology

Bioinformatics

A conceptual framework for quality assessment and management of biodiversity data – Allan Koch Veiga – PLOS ONE

Techniques

SParticle, an algorithm for the analysis of filamentous microorganisms in submerged cultures – Joost Willemse – bioRxiv

Mapping-based all-RNA-information sequencing analysis (ARIseq) pipeline simultaneously revealed taxonomic composition, gene expression, and their correlation in an acidic stream ecosystem – Arisa Tsuboi – bioRxiv

More microbes

Review: Metabolic engineering pathways for rare sugars biosynthesis, physiological functionalities, and applications – A review – Muhammad Bilal – Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition

Microbes in the news

Microbes aren’t the enemy, they’re a big part of who we are – Amy Loughman – Medical Xpress

What Cheese Can Tell Us About Antibiotic Resistance – Jason Tetro – Huffington Post Canada

Cases of recurrent Clostridium difficile infection are soaring – Medical Xpress

Helium ions reveal how viruses attack bacteria – ScienceDaily

June 10, 2017

Jobs and events

Two tenure-track assistant professor or associate professors – Department of Plant and Microbial Biology – College of Biological Sciences, University of Minnesota

Sign up for the webinar by Edward Messick, GENEWIZ – Topic: Metagenomics for Biomarker Discovery: Applications in Precision Medicine – Webinar date and time: June 14, 2017 at 5 PM

 

General microbiome

Ferrous Iron Efflux Systems in Bacteria – H Pi – Metallomics

Metagenomics of microbial and viral life in terrestrial geothermal environments – A Strazzulli – Reviews in Environmental Science and Bio/Technology

Bacterial Infections in Neonates Following Mupirocin-Based MRSA Decolonization: A Multicenter Cohort Study – R Pierce – Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology

 

Human gut microbiome

Interindividual variability of soil arsenic metabolism by human gut microbiota using SHIME model –  N Yin – Chemosphere

Report: Daily Changes in Composition and Diversity of the Intestinal Microbiota in Patients with Anorexia Nervosa: A Series of Three Cases – SC Kleiman – European Eating Disorders Review

 

Animal experiment

A Targeted Metabolomics Analysis Identifies Intestinal Microbiota-Derived Urinary Biomarkers of Colonization Resistance in Antibiotic-Treated Mice – ME Obrenovich – Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy

 

Animal microbiome

Molecular dialogues with the microbiota: Lessons from the zebrafish intestine – K Guillemin – Mechanisms of Development

 

Plant, root and soil microbiome

The nodule microbiome; N2-fixing rhizobia do not live alone  – P  Martínez-Hidalgo – Phytobiomes Journal

Decreased plant productivity resulting from plant group removal experiment constrains soil microbial functional diversity – X Zhang – Global Change Biology

Turnover of carbon and phosphorus in the microbial biomass depending on phosphorus availability – M Spohn – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Effect of soil preparation techniques on the biochemical properties and microbial communities of a citrus orchard after replanting and conversion into organic management – A Pérez-Piqueres – Applied Soil Ecology

 

Water microbiome and extremophile

Review: The Vulnerability and Resilience of Reef-Building Corals – HM Putnam – Current Biology

Bacterial and archaeal community structure of pan-Arctic Ocean sediments revealed by pyrosequencing – X Lin – Acta Oceanologica Sinica

Genetic diversity of nitrate reducing bacteria in marine and brackish water nitrifying bacterial consortia generated for activating nitrifying bioreactors in recirculating aquaculture systems – PG Preena – Aquaculture Research

 

Techniques

Integrated transcriptomic, proteomic and epigenomic analysis of Plasmodium vivax salivary-gland sporozoites – A Jex – bioRxiv

Discrimination of haloarchaeal genera using Raman spectroscopy and robust methods for multivariate data analysis – NE Dina – Journal of Raman Spectroscopy

 

Metabolomics

Comparative metabolomics in vanilla pod and vanilla bean revealing the biosynthesis of vanillin during the curing process of vanilla –  F Gu – AMB Express

 

Phages

A highly specific phage defense system is a conserved feature of the Vibrio cholerae mobilome – BJ O’ Hara – PLoS Genetics

 

Built environment microbiome

Warm and wet: robust lipase-producing bacteria from the indoor environment – K Tanner – bioRxiv

Impacts of biostimulation and bioaugmentation on the performance and microbial ecology in methanogenic reactors treating purified terephthalic acid wastewater – M Liu – Water Research

 

More microbes

Viral Encephalitis of Unknown Cause: Current Perspective and Recent Advances – PGE Kennedy – Viruses

Protozoa and microbiome  – SL Burgess – Infection and Immunity

Reciprocal control of motility and biofilm formation by the PdhS2 two-component sensor kinase of Agrobacterium tumefaciens  – JE Heindl – bioRxiv

Intercellular communication via the comX-Inducing Peptide (XIP) of Streptococcus mutans – J Kaspar – bioRxiv

Hammondia hammondi has a developmental program in vitro that mirrors its stringent two host life cycle – SL Sokol – bioRxiv

 

Microbes in news

Engineering ‘good’ bacteria to kill bad ones – The Straits Times

White or wholemeal? It depends on your gut bacteria – A Middleton – Cosmos

Ixcela Announces Partnership with ORACLE TEAM USA to Improve Athletes’ Internal Health and Performance – Business Wire

New Study Finds Gut Bacteria May Inhibit Cancer Drugs – K Lant – Futurism

Therapy could stop superbugs on farms – P Ghosh – BBC News

SHU students travel to present phages research – P Parise – Setonian Online

June 9, 2017

Effects of prebiotics on body fat and gut microbiota of children, a review on the phage community of the human gut, a metabolomics study of the rodent brain to analyze the influence of gut bacteria.

Pregnancy and early life

Clostridium difficile colonization and/or infection during infancy and the risk of childhood allergic diseases – Sun Hwa Lee – Korean Journal of Pediatrics

Human vaginal microbiome

Association of vaginal dysbiosis and biofilm with contraceptive vaginal ring biomass in African women – Liselotte Hardy – PLOS ONE

Human gut microbiome

Age-Related Changes in the Composition of Gut Bifidobacterium Species – Kumiko Kato – Current Microbiology

Review: The low FODMAP diet: recent advances in understanding its mechanisms and efficacy in IBS – Heidi M Staudacher – Gut

Animal experiments

Antibiotics in 16-day-old broilers temporarily affect microbial and immune parameters in the gut – H J Wisselink – Poultry Science

Weaned beef calves fed selenium-biofortified alfalfa hay have an enriched nasal microbiota compared with healthy controls – Jean A Hall – PLOS ONE

The artificial sweetener acesulfame potassium affects the gut microbiome and body weight gain in CD-1 mice – Xiaoming Bian – PLOS ONE

Effects of different n-6 to n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids ratio on reproductive performance, fecal microbiota and nutrient digestibility of gestation-lactating sows and suckling piglets – Jia Yin – Animal Science Journal

Nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain-containing protein 2 (Nod2) modulates T1DM susceptibility by gut microbiota – Yang-yang Li – Journal of Autoimmunity

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Kinetic analysis of aerobic biotransformation pathways of a perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) precursor in distinctly different soils – Lilan Zhang – Environmental Pollution

Plant breeding goes microbial – Zhong Wei – Trends in Plant Science

Atrazine, chlorpyrifos, and iprodione effect on the biodiversity of bacteria, actinomycetes, and fungi in a pilot biopurification system with a green cover – Sebastian Elgueta – Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part B

Probiotics/prebiotics

Prebiotic Reduces Body Fat and Alters Intestinal Microbiota in Children With Overweight or Obesity – Alissa C Nicolucci – Gastroenterology

Phages and viruses

Review: The Human Gut Phage Community and Its Implications for Health and Disease – Pilar Manrique – Viruses

Metabolomics

Application of 1H NMR spectroscopy to the metabolic phenotyping of rodent brain extracts: A metabonomic study of gut microbial influence on host brain metabolism – J R Swann – Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis

More microbes

Multi-locus and ultra-long amplicon sequencing approach to study microbial diversity at species level using the MinION(TM) portable nanopore sequencer – Alfonso Benítez-Páez – bioRxiv

ComM is a hexameric helicase that promotes branch migration during natural transformation in diverse Gram-negative species – Thomas M Nero – bioRxiv

Microbes in the news

Microbiology: Many forks make light work – ScienceDaily

Fungi awake bacteria from their slumber – ScienceDaily

Microbes on the market

Seres Completes Enrollment for SER-287 Phase 1b Clinical Trial in Patients with UC – Daniela Semedo – IBD News Today

June 4, 2017

Some exciting papers in the sections- General microbiome & Microbes in news, to get you through Sunday!

General microbiome

The 5D Framework: A Clinical Primer for Fecal Microbiota Transplantation to Treat Clostridium difficile infection – JR Allegretti – Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Abatement of AO7 in a divided microbial fuel cells by sequential cathodic and anodic treatment powered by different microorganisms – G Riccobono – Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry

THE MICROBIOME AND TRANSFUSION IN CANCER PATIENTS – H Goubran – Transfusion and Apheresis Science

« Olsenella congonensis» sp.nov., identified in human stool sample – M Bilen – New Microbes and New Infections

Description of “Blautia phocaeensis” sp.nov., and “Lachnoclostridium edouardi” sp. nov., isolated from healthy fresh stools of Saudii Arabia bedouins by culturomics – SI Traore  – New Microbes and New Infections

Sulfur-driven iron reduction coupled to anaerobic ammonium oxidation – P Bao – Environmental Science and Technology

 

Animal microbiome

Diversity and composition of cultivable gut bacteria in an endemic island bird and its mainland sister species – E Lobato – Symbiosis

Modulation of ruminal fermentation profile and microbial abundance in cows fed diets treated with lactic acid, without or with inorganic phosphorus supplementation – E Mickdam – Animal Feed Science and Technology

A pea (Pisum sativum L.) seed albumin extract prevents colonic DSS induced dysbiosis in mice – I Aranda-Olmedo – Journal of Functional Foods

 

Human respiratory microbiome

The Respiratory Microbiome: Beyond the Culture – E Monsó – Archivos de Bronconeumología

WS03.7 Coexistence of prey and predator bacteria in cystic fibrosis lung microbiota – J. de Dios-Caballero – Journal of Cystic Fibrosis

 

Human gut microbiome

The gut bacterium and pathobiont Bacteroides vulgatus activates NF-κB in a human gut epithelial cell line in a strain and growth phase dependent manner – P Ó Cuív – Anaerobe

Chlorogenic acid versus amaranth’s caffeoylisocitric acid – Gut microbial degradation of caffeic acid derivatives – M Vollmer – Food Research International

Consumption effect of a synbiotic beverage made from soy and yacon extracts containing Bifidobacterium animalis ssp. lactis BB-12 on the intestinal polyamine concentrations in elderly individuals – MSJ Manzoni – Food Research International

Review: Effect of diet and gut environment on the gastrointestinal formation of N-nitroso compounds: A review – J Kobayashi – Nitric Oxide

Atopic dermatitis and food sensitization in South African toddlers : Role of fiber and gut microbiota – M Mahdavinia – Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

 

Plant, root and soil microbiome

Significant Impacts of Increasing Aridity on the Arid Soil Microbiome – JW Neilson – mSystems

Consequences of tropical forest conversion to oil palm on soil bacterial community and network structure – SA Wood – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

The response of archaeal species to seasonal variables in a subtropical aerated soil: insight into the low abundant methanogens – W Xie – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Relative roles of competition, environmental selection and spatial processes in structuring soil bacterial communities in the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau – J Zhou – Applied Soil Ecology

Isolation and identification of endophytic bacteria with plant growth promoting and biocontrol potential from oak trees – F Tashi-Oshnoei – Forest Pathology

Illumina-Based Sequencing Analysis Directed Selection for Actinobacterial Probiotic Candidates for Banana Plants – X Du – Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins

The influence of land use intensity on the plant-associated microbiome of Dactylis glomerata L. – J Estendorfer – Frontiers in Plant Science

 

Water microbiome and extremophiles

An overlooked nitrogen loss linked to anaerobic ammonium oxidation in estuarine sediments in China – XR Yang – Journal of Soils and Sediments

 

Food microbiology

Evolution of microbiota during spontaneous and inoculated Tonda di Cagliari table olives fermentation and impact on sensory characteristics – R Comunian – LWT-Food Science and Technology

PCR-DGGE markers for qualitative profiling of microbiota in raw milk and ripened cheeses – B Nalepa – LWT-Food Science and Technology

Identification of enzymatic activities involved in agave fructan consumption by Bifidobacterium longum subsp. infantis ATCC 15697 – E Cuevas-Juárez – Journal of Functional Foods

 

Techniques

Photodynamic Therapy With Methylene Blue for Skin Ulcers Infected With Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Fusarium spp – C Aspiroz – Actas Dermo-Sifiliográficas

 

Phages

Antibacterial efficacy of nisin, bacteriophage P100 and sodium lactate against Listeria monocytogenes in ready-to-eat sliced pork ham – ACL Figueiredo – Brazilian Journal of Microbiology

 

More microbes

Spore forming bacteria in beer: occurrence, diversity, presence of hop resistance genes and fate in alcohol-free and lager beers – ARG Munford – Food Control

Survey of pathogens in threatened wild red-tailed Amazon parrot (Amazona brasiliensis) nestlings in Rasa Island, Brazil – FF Vaz – Brazilian Journal of Microbiology

Species specific substrates and products choices of 4-O-acetyltransferase from Trichoderma brevicompactum – S Sharma – Enzyme and Microbial Technology

Review: The Goldilocks model of immune symbiosis with Mycobacteria and Candida colonizers – RT Robinson – Cytokine

Immunological and epidemiological factors affecting candidiasis in HIV patients beginning antiretroviral therapy in an Asian clinic – EAT Wulandari – Archives of Oral Biology

Diversity and Ecology of and Biomineralization by Magnetotactic Bacteria – W Lin – Environmental Microbiology Reports

 

Microbes in news

Man Dies After His Tattoo Gets Infected with Ocean Bacteria – R Rettner – Live Science

Accelerated breeding of mutant bacteria may choke space race – J Seidel – News Corp Australia Network

Microgravity Can Permanently Mutate Bacteria to Make Them Faster Breeders –  D Nield – Science Alert

Vaginal bacteria can inhibit sexual transmission of Zika virus – Healio

Bacteria levels subside, Spring Lake beach reopens – R Zimmer – App.com

Meet C. diff, the gross bacteria on the soles of your shoes – E Roberts – Today

The Microscopic World of Bacteria Comes to Life with Sculpture – CR  Fernández – Labiotech

New Microbiology Data Reinforce Activity of Paratek’s Omadacycline Against Pathogens of Importance in Respiratory, Skin and Urinary Tract Infections – Paratek – Nasdaq Globe News Wire

A Traumatic Experience Can Reshape Your Microbiome – S Neilson – Huffington Post

Zymo Research to Launch Three New Kits for Microbiome Research at ASM Microbe 2017 – Zymo Research Corp. – PR Newswire

The gut microbiota plays key role in diabetes treatment – N Marriott –  Drug Target Review

In a first, Human Microbiome Project Launched in Northeast India! – TNT News

Metformin joins forces with gut microbes to improve blood sugars, new study finds – C Bienvenu – Diabetes.co.uk

 

 

May 27, 2017

Today’s digest has some great papers in the section-Plant, root and soil microbiome

General microbiome

Concentration and Viability of Bacterial Aerosols Associated with Weather in Asian Continental Outflow: Current Understanding – D Zhang – Aerosol Science and Engineering

Specific Virus-Host Genome Interactions Revealed By Tethered Chromosome Conformation Capture – H Li – bioRxiv

Metabolic Integration of Bacterial Endosymbionts through Antimicrobial Peptides – P Mergaert – Trends in Microbiology

Isolation and Characterization of Phenol-Degrading Psychrotolerant Yeasts – N Filipowicz – Water, Air, & Soil Pollution

 

Animal microbiome

Impact of dietary Moringa oleifera leaves on intestinal pathogenic load and histological structure of growing rabbits raised under heat-stress conditions – AY El-Badawi – Animal Production Science

CD44 deletion leading to attenuation of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis results from alterations in gut microbiome in mice – KN Chitrala – European Journal of Immunology

Meta-analysis To Define a Core Microbiota in the Swine Gut – DB Holman – mSystems

 

Plant, root and soil microbiome

Let the Core Microbiota Be Functional – P Lemanceau – Trends in Plant Science

Phytobiomes – Editor-in-Chief: CA Young

Bio-mining the forest ecosystem of North East India for identification of antimicrobial metabolites from fungi through submerged fermentation – SI Devi – Bioresource Technology

Kisameet Glacial Clay: an Unexpected Source of Bacterial Diversity – SL Svensson – mBio

Microbiome-on-a-Chip: New Frontiers in Plant–Microbiota Research – CE Stanley – Trends in Microbiology

Soil microbial properties as affected by short-term contrasting tillages and cropping systems in a rainfed agro-ecosystem of Northern Odisha – KN Mishra – Evolutionary Ecology

Comparison of rhizosphere properties as affected by different Bt- and non-Bt-cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) genotypes and fertilization – M Ahamd – Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

Soil fungal diversity in natural grasslands of the Tibetan Plateau: associations with plant diversity and productivity – T Yang – New Phytologist

Bacterial Microbiome and Nematode Occurrence in Different Potato Agricultural Soils – JD Castillo – Microbial Ecology

Lipopeptides produced by B. amyloliquefaciens NJN-6 altered the soil fungal community and non-ribosomal peptides genes harboring microbial community – J Yuan – Applied Soil Ecology

The differential impact of a native and a non-native ragwort species (Senecioneae) on the first and second trophic level of the rhizosphere food web – P Harkes – Oikos

 

Food microbiology

Impact of thistle rennet from Carlina acanthifolia All. subsp. acanthifolia on bacterial diversity and dynamics of a specialty Italian raw ewes’ milk cheese – F Cardinali – International Journal of Food Microbiology

High-throughput metataxonomic characterization of the raw milk microbiota identifies changes reflecting lactation stage and storage conditions – CJ Doyle – International Journal of Food Microbiology

 

Built environment microbiology

Direct treatment of high-strength soft drink wastewater using a down-flow hanging sponge reactor: performance and microbial community dynamics – J Liao – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

 

Techniques

Comparative Genomic Analysis Reveals Habitat-Specific Genes and Regulatory Hubs within the Genus Novosphingobium – R Kumar – mSystems

Fermentation quality, in vitro digestibility and aerobic stability of total mixed ration silages prepared with whole-plant corn (Zea mays L.) and hulless barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) straw – X Yuan – Animal Production Science

Investigation of compatible solutes synthesis and transport of Virgibacillus halodenitrificans PDB-F2 with complete genome analysis – Y Zhou – International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation

An 18S rRNA Workflow for Characterizing Protists in Sewage, with a Focus on Zoonotic Trichomonads – JM Maritz – Microbial Ecology

 

More microbes

HIV Persistence Alters CXCR4 Expression Patterns In OP9-DL1-Mediated Differentiation Of In Vitro Infected Human Cord Blood CD34+ Cells – T Tsukamoto – bioRxiv

Bacterial Virus Ontology; Coordinating across Databases – C Hulo – MDPI

 

Microbes in news

New insights into the ancestors of all complex life – University of Bristol – News

How a Usually Harmless Bacteria Ended Up Killing 18 People in Wisconsin – S Zhang – The Atlantic

Where you can check beaches for bacteria – Daily Herald

Beware: How to avoid rare flesh-eating bacteria in Chesapeake Bay – M Basch – WTOP

Gut Microbiome Affects Two Nervous System Diseases – AL Komarrof – Journal Watch

Solution to many global challenges may be right under our feet – G Dufficy – AgriLand

Bugging cancer: gut bacteria and the big C – V Martinez – The Irish Times

 

Non-microbiology picks

Marginal Returns And Levels Of Research Grant Support Among Scientists Supported By The National Institutes Of Health – MS Lauer – bioRxiv

Conservation and restoration practices in humid climates – D Tejeda Sartorius – CAB Direct

May 25, 2017

A review on the “vine and wine” microbiomes, a fungus that can infect and kill mosquitos through interaction with the gut microbiota, an introduction to the viruses of coral reefs.

General microbiome

The Role of Microbiota and Immunobiotics in Granulopoiesis of Immunocompromised Hosts – Susana Salva – Frontiers in Immunology

Successive range expansion promotes diversity and accelerates evolution in spatially structured microbial populations – Felix Goldschmidt – The ISME Journal

Human gut microbiome

TGF-β in inflammatory bowel disease: a key regulator of immune cells, epithelium, and the intestinal microbiota – Sozaburo Ihara – Journal of Gastroenterology

Review: Towards an Integrative Understanding of Diet–Host–Gut Microbiome Interactions – Mark N Read – Frontiers in Immunology

Review: Genes, emotions and gut microbiota: The next frontier for the gastroenterologist – Arturo Panduro – World Journal of Gastroenterology

Animal experiments

Modulation of the gut microbiota impacts non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: a potential role for bile acids – Aafke WF Janssen – Journal of Lipid Research

Antimicrobial peptides extend lifespan in Drosophila – Gerrit Loch – PLOS ONE

Animal microbiome

Bacterial diversity of cosmopolitan Culex pipiens and invasive Aedes japonicus from Germany – Sina Zotzmann – Parasitology Research

Comparison of Microbiomes between Red Poultry Mite Populations (Dermanyssus gallinae): Predominance of Bartonella-like Bacteria – Jan Hubert – Microbial Ecology

* Insect pathogenic fungus interacts with the gut microbiota to accelerate mosquito mortality – Ge Wei – PNAS

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Leaf bacterial diversity mediates plant diversity and ecosystem function relationships – Isabelle Laforest-Lapointe – Nature

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

Review: From Vineyard Soil to Wine Fermentation: Microbiome Approximations to Explain the “terroir” Concept – Ignacio Belda – Frontiers in Microbiology

Phages and viruses

Differentiation and Structure in Sulfolobus islandicus Rod-Shaped Virus Populations – Maria A Bautista – Viruses

Review: Virus–host interactions and their roles in coral reef health and disease – Rebecca Vega Thurber – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Metabolomics

Inter-individual Recovery of the Microbiota and Metabolome Over Time Following Fecal Microbiota Transplantation in Patients with Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection – Anna M Seekatz – bioRxiv

Metabolic profiling by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry of energy metabolism in high-fat diet-fed obese mice – Daxesh P Patel – PLOS ONE

Review: Livestock metabolomics and the livestock metabolome: A systematic review – Seyed Ali Goldansaz – PLOS ONE

Techniques

Review: A diverse community to study communities: integration of experiments and mathematical models to study microbial consortia – Antonella Succurro – Journal of Bacteriology

More microbes

Decoding and reprogramming fungal iterative nonribosomal peptide synthetases – Dayu Yu – Nature Communications

Microbes in the news

Companies Pursue Diagnostics that Mine the Microbiome – Andrea Anderson – The Scientist

The fungal microbiome contributes to alcohol-induced liver damage in mice – EurekAlert