May 18, 2021

Review articles on exciting microbiome topics dominate today’s post. My personal favorite review is by Berthoud et al. on gut-brain communication with focus on understanding functions of the vagus nerve. Others include – rumen microbiome, gut microbiota in neuronal feeding circuits, gut-brain axis in gastrointestinal cancer and a beautiful snapshot illustrating summary of microbiota effects on host physiology. Happy reading!

General Microbiome

Gut microbiota as a transducer of dietary cues to regulate host circadian rhythms and metabolism – Hyoann Choi – Nature Reviews Gatsroenterology and Hepatology

SnapShot: Microbiota effects on host physiology – Jennifer H.Hill – Cell

Roles for the gut microbiota in regulating neuronal feeding circuits – Kristie B. Yu – Journal of Clinical Investigation

Gut-brain communication and obesity: understanding functions of the vagus nerve – Hans-Rudolf Berthoud – Journal of Clinical Investigation

Exploiting unique features of the gut-brain interface to combat gastrointestinal cancer – Alyssa Schledwitz – Journal of Clinical Investigation

Human Microbiome

Evaluation of saliva as a source of accurate whole‐genome and microbiome sequencing data – Anthony F. Herzig – Genetic Epidemiology

The effects of nondigestible fermentable carbohydrates on adults with overweight or obesity: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials – Bocheng Xu – Nutrition Reviews

Altered gut microbiota correlates with cognitive impairment in Chinese children with Down’s syndrome – Shimeng Ren – European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

A synthetic consortium of 100 gut commensals modulates the composition and function in a colon model of the microbiome of elderly subjects – Marta Perez – Gut Microbes

Animal Microbiome

The rumen microbiome: balancing food security and environmental impacts – Itzhak Mizrahi – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Components of the Gut Microbiome that Influence Bone Tissue‐Level Strength – Marysol Luna – Journal of Bone and Mineral Research

Characterization of growth phenotypes and gastrointestinal tract microbiota in sheep fed with caragana – Ke Zhang – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Techniques

‘GutFeel’: an in silico method for predicting gut health status based on the metabolic functional capabilities of the resident microbiome – Swadha Anand – Febs Letters

MiMeNet: Exploring microbiome-metabolome relationships using neural networks – Derek Reiman – Plos Computational Biology

Bacteria

Anatomy promotes neutral coexistence of strains in the human skin microbiome – Arolyn Conwill – BioRxiv

May 17, 2021

Good morning from Pittsburgh.

Today’s digest is preprint-heavy and has quite a few articles focused on soil, plants, and agriculture. If you aren’t interested in those areas of research, we also have articles with topics spanning the 1918 pandemic to multi-donor fecal transplants to carbohydrate utilization by marine fungi.

Happy reading!

General microbiome

Fresh extension of Vibrio cholerae competence type IV pili predisposes them for motor-independent retraction – Chlebek et al. – Appl Environ Microbiol

Preprint: Coordination of gene expression with cell size enables Escherichia coli to efficiently maintain motility across conditions – Honda et al. – bioRxiv

Preprint: Archival influenza virus genomes from Europe reveal genomic and phenotypic variability during the 1918 pandemic – Patrono et al. – bioRxiv

Preprint: Fluorescent protein expression as a proxy of bacterial fitness in a high throughput assay – Schlechter et al. – bioRxiv

Preprint: Nanopore sequencing provides rapid and reliable insight into microbial profiles of Intensive Care Units – Viana de Siqueira et al. – bioRxiv

Human skin microbiome

Preprint: Anatomy promotes neutral coexistence of strains in the human skin microbiome – Conwill et al. – bioRxiv

Preprint: Gene- and genome-centric dynamics shape the diversity of oral bacterial populations – Utter et al. – bioRxiv

Human gut microbiome

Preprint: Two microbiota subtypes identified in Irritable Bowel Syndrome with distinct responses to the low-FODMAP diet – Vervier et al. – bioRxiv

Strain engraftment competition and functional augmentation in a multi-donor fecal microbiota transplantation trial for obesity – Wilson et al. – Microbiome

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Soil origin and plant genotype structure distinct microbiome compartments in the model legume Medicago truncatula – Brown et al. – Microbiome

Preprint: A novel dual enrichment strategy provides soil- and digestate-competent N2O-respiring bacteria for mitigating climate forcing in agriculture – Jonassen et al. – bioRxiv

Preprint: Temporal dynamics of microbial transcription in wetted hyperarid desert soils – León-Sobrino et al. – bioRxiv

Preprint: Metagenomic sequencing for rapid identification of Xylella fastidiosa from leaf samples – Roman-reyna et al. – BioRxiv

Preprint: Pseudomonas arenae sp. nov., Pseudomonas glycinis sp. nov. and Pseudomonas harudinis sp. nov., three novel bacterial species and plant endophytes – Seaton et al. – bioRxiv

Preprint: Phage-resistant bacteria reveal a role for potassium in root colonization – Tzipilevich & Benfey – bioRxiv

Metagenomic analysis reveals the shared and distinct features of the soil resistome across tundra, temperate prairie, and tropical ecosystems – Qian et al. – Microbiome

Water and extremophile microbiome (sea, rivers, lakes, glaciers, permafrost, high-salt)

Potential and expression of carbohydrate utilization by marine fungi in the global ocean – Baltar et al. – Microbiome

Preprint: Syntrophic H2 production enhances the performance of primarily acetate-supplemented reactors treating sulphate contaminated solutions – Hessler et al. – bioRxiv

February 24, 2021

Today’s digest is about functional analyses of microbial community in anoxic sites, microbial life in billions of years old fluid inclusions, development and use of human skin commensal, expanded pig metagenome catalogue and a brilliant review on advances in RNAseq technologies to decipher host-microbiota interactions. Happy reading!

General microbiome

Taxonomic and functional analyses of intact microbial communities thriving in extreme, astrobiology-relevant, anoxic sites – Alexandra Kristin Bashir – Microbiome

Pseudomonas kielensis sp. nov. and Pseudomonas baltica sp. nov., isolated from raw milk in Germany – Stefanie Gieschler – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Human microbiome

Development of a human skin commensal microbe for bacteriotherapy of atopic dermatitis and use in a phase 1 randomized clinical trial – Teruaki Nakatsuji – Nature Medicine

Gut microbiome diversity is an independent predictor of survival in cervical cancer patients receiving chemoradiation – Travis T. Sims – Communications Biology

Characterization of the human skin resistome and identification of two microbiota cutotypes – Zhiming Li – Microbiome

Microbial analyses of blood spot surfaces collected from a laboratory and the bathroom of a female single-person household under different environmental conditions – Hee Sang You – FEMS Microbiology Letters

Animal microbiome

Antidepressants fluoxetine and amitriptyline induce alterations in intestinal microbiota and gut microbiome function in rats exposed to chronic unpredictable mild stress – Weijie Zhang – Translational Psychiatry

Ginsenoside Rk3 Ameliorates Obesity-Induced Colitis by Regulating of Intestinal Flora and the TLR4/NF-κB Signaling Pathway in C57BL/6 Mice – Hongwei Chen – Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Dietary anthocyanin-rich extract of açai protects from diet-induced obesity, liver steatosis, and insulin resistance with modulation of gut microbiota in mice – Haizhao Song – Nutrition

Effects of supplementing sow diets during late gestation with Pennisetum purpureum on antioxidant indices, immune parameters and faecal microbiota – Peng‐Fei Huang – veterinary Medicine and Science

Alterations in the gut microbiome and metabolic profile in rats acclimated to high environmental temperature – Yang Cao – Microbial Biotechnology

The pelvic flexure separates distinct microbial communities in the equine hindgut – Kailee J. Reed – Scientific Reports

Effects of urolithins on obesity-associated gut dysbiosis in rats fed on a high-fat diet – Abdulrasheed O. Abdulrahman – International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition

Functional Foods

Prebiotic Lactulose Ameliorates the Cognitive Deficit in Alzheimer’s Disease Mouse Model through Macroautophagy and Chaperone-Mediated Autophagy Pathways – Yan-Suan Lee – Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Water microbiome

Ingredients for microbial life preserved in 3.5 billion-year-old fluid inclusions – Helge Mißbach – Nature Communications

Techniques

Expanded catalog of microbial genes and metagenome-assembled genomes from the pig gut microbiome – Congying Chen – Nature Communications

Cross-species RNA-seq for deciphering host–microbe interactions – Alexander J. Westermann – Nature Reviews Genetics

Computational modeling of the gut microbiota reveals putative metabolic mechanisms of recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection – Michael A. Henson – Plos Computational Biology

An ambient-temperature storage and stabilization device performs comparably to flash-frozen collection for stool metabolomics in infants – Sivapriya Ramamoorthy – BMC Microbiology

Ecological rules for the assembly of microbiome communities – Katharine Z. Coyte – Plos Biology

January 21, 2021

Today’s post include review article on gut-liver axis, research articles on diet-microbiota interaction in Chinese adults, association between microbiome and type1 diabetes, and new metagenomic profiling method using phylogenetic markers.

General microbiome

Bacterial and eukaryotic extracellular vesicles and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: new players in the gut-liver axis? – Alexandre Villard – American Joural of Physiology Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology

Potential Contribution of the Intestinal Microbiome to Phenethylamine-Induced Hyperthermia – Aburahma A. – Brain, Behavior and Evolution

Human microbiome

Long-term diet quality is associated with gut microbiome diversity and composition among urban Chinese adults – Danxia Yu – American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Long-term dietary intake from infancy to late adolescence is associated with gut microbiota composition in young adulthood – Kolade Oluwagbemigun – American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

The gut microbiota metabolite propionate ameliorates intestinal epithelial barrier dysfunction-mediated Parkinson’s disease via the AKT signaling pathway – Tingting Huang – Neuroreport

Fecal and mucosal microbiota profiling in pediatric inflammatory bowel diseases – Lorenza Putignani – European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Associations between diet, the gut microbiome and short chain fatty acids in youth with islet autoimmunity and type 1 diabetes – Jessica E. Harbison – Pediatric Diabetes

Reproducing the scalp microbiota community: co‐colonization of a 3D reconstructed human epidermis with C. acnes and M. restricta – Marisa Melon – International Journal of Cosmetic Science

Hepatic steatosis relates to gastrointestinal microbiota changes in obese girls with polycystic ovary syndrome – Beza Jobira – PlosOne

Animal microbiome

Infection trains the host for microbiota-enhanced resistance to pathogens – Apollo Stacy – Cell

Changes of Gut Microbiota and Its Correlation With Short Chain Fatty Acids and Bioamine in Piglets at the Early Growth Stage – Renli Qi – Frontiers in Veterinary Science

Functional Foods

Prospecting Human Milk Oligosaccharides as a Defense Against Viral Infections – Rebecca E Moore- ACS Infectious Diseases

Techniques

TIPP2: metagenomic taxonomic profiling using phylogenetic markers – Nidhi Shah – Bioinformatics

Precision long-read metagenomics sequencing for food safety by detection and assembly of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli in irrigation water – Meghan Maguire – PlosOne

Microbes in news

Your Microbiome Isn’t Shaped Just By What You Feed It – Discover

Taurine Enhances the Microbiome’s Resistance to Future Pathogens – Genetic Engineering and Biotech News

November 5, 2020

Hello, friends!

I’m an American who grew up in North Carolina, lived in Georgia for many years, and now counts Pennsylvania as home. All of this is to say, I’ve been especially consumed by the US election this morning and so today’s digest is tailor made to distract me for a few hours. It contains a heavy dose of general microbiome, environmental microbiology, and microbial ecology articles. If you need a bigger distraction than usual, I’ve highlighted a few articles that I am particularly looking forward to reading and am using this space as an opportunity to reintroduce myself and share why these articles have peaked my interest.

I completed my PhD research on the cockroach gut microbiome and through this work, I realized how complex microbiome-host-environmental interactions can be. Because of this, my first highlighted article is a review about cockroach-associated microbes. Currently, I work in a national lab studying environmental-associated microbes (and their functional capacity!) in a variety of different energy-associated environments. It’s no wonder I’m excited to read the second highlighted article focused on novel soil microbes found in an abandoned coal mine! I’m also very hungry at the moment, so as soon I read the phrase “smoked cow cheese” I was motivated to explore my cheese drawer as well as think more about microbial food safety and the microbial production of favor compounds. Finally, I love musical theater and science outreach, so I’m delighted to share a mouldy article that combines both passions.

Happy reading, everyone!


General microbiome

Review: The pneumococcal social network – Aggarawal et al. – PLOS Pathogens

Expanding magnetic organelle biogenesis in the domain Bacteria – Lin et al. – Microbiome

Gene duplication drives genome expansion in a major lineage of Thaumarchaeota – Sheridan et al. – Nature Communications

Metatranscriptomic analysis reveals active microbes and genes responded to short-term Cr(VI) stress – Yu et al. – Ecotoxicology

Effects of heavy ion particle irradiation on spore germination of Bacillus spp. from extremely hot and cold environments – Zammuto et al. – Life
Human gut microbiome

Gut microbiome

Gut microbiota ecology: Biodiversity estimated from hybrid neutral-niche model increases with health status and aging – Sala et al. – PLOS ONE

Implication of gut microbiota in the physiology of rats intermittently exposed to cold and hypobaric hypoxia – Ramos-Romero et al. – PLOS ONE

Animal microbiome

Exploring the resident gut microbiota of stranded odontocetes: high similarities between two dolphin species Tursiops truncatus and Stenella coeruleoalba – Abdelrhman et al. – Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK

**Review: Bacteria associated with cockroaches: health risk or biotechnological opportunity? – Guzman & Vilcinskas – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Impact of land uses, drought, flood, wildfire, and cascading events on water quality and microbial communities: A review and analysis – Mishra et al. – Journal of Hydrology

Dams shift microbial community assembly and imprint nitrogen transformation along the Yangtze River – Gao et al. – Water Research

Built environment

**Isolation and characterization of soil bacteria from an abandoned coal mine in southeast Kansas – Bechtold et al. – BioOne Complete

Review: Understanding building-occupant-microbiome interactions toward healthy built environments – Li et al. – Frontiers of Environmental Science & Engineering

Food microbiology

**Microbial quality of smoked cow cheese “Parencia” – Kačániová et al. – Scientific Papers: Animal Science and Biotechnologies

Phages and viruses

Virome of bat guano from nine northern California roosts – Li et al. – Journal of Virology

Bioinformatics

The IMG/M data management and analysis system v.6.0: new tools and advanced capabilities – Chen et al. – Nucleic Acids Research

PhANNs, a fast and accurate tool and web server to classify phage structural proteins – Cantu et al. – PLOS Computational Biology

Techniques

Low-cost biofuel-powered autoclaving machine for use in rural health care centres – Ahmed et al. – Journal of Medical Engineering & Technology

**‘The Mould that Changed the World’: Quantitative and qualitative evaluation of children’s knowledge and motivation for behavioural change following participation in an antimicrobial resistance musical – Hall et al. – PLOS ONE

Harnessing the power of eDNA metabarcoding for the detection of deep-sea fishes – McClenaghan et al. – PLOS ONE

March 25, 2020

Today’s digest features an article about colorectal cancer signatures and E. coli and a study about the microbiome and resistome of great apes and human.

COVID-19

News: How blood from coronavirus survivors might save lives – Nature

General microbiome

What is the Origin of Human Bacterial Flora? – Alen J Salerian – Journal of Applied & Environmental Microbiology

The Microbiome of the Nose—Friend or Foe? – Sofia Dimitri-Pinheiro – Allergy Rhinol.

Pregnancy and early life

Non-targeted urinary metabolomics in pregnancy and associations with fetal growth restriction – Chelsea M. Clinton – Scientific Reports

Multi-site human microbiome

Effects of Chlorhexidine mouthwash on the oral microbiome – Raul Bescos – Scientific Reports

Human gut microbiome

Mutational signature in colorectal cancer caused by genotoxic pks+ E. coli – Cayetano Pleguezuelos-Manzano – Nature

Animal experiments

Natural agents inhibit colon cancer cell proliferation and alter microbial diversity in mice – Lulu Farhana – PLOS One

Animal microbiome (for animals in the wild)

Co-abundance analysis reveals hidden players associated with high methane yield phenotype in sheep rumen microbiome – Leila Ghanbari Maman – Scientific Reports

Effects of heat stress on the gut health of poultry – Marcos H Rostagno – Journal of Animal Science

The microbiome and resistome of chimpanzees, gorillas, and humans across host lifestyle and geography – Tayte P. Campbell – THE ISME Journal

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Impact of molasses and microbial inoculants on fermentation quality, aerobic stability, and bacterial and fungal microbiomes of barley silage – Beiyi Liu – Scientific Reports

Bacterial analysis in the early developmental stages of the black tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon) – Pacharaporn Angthong – Scientific Reports

Water and extremophile microbiome

Microbial community profiling of ammonia and nitrite oxidizing bacterial enrichments from brackishwater ecosystems for mitigating nitrogen species – Viswanathan Baskaran – Scientific Reports

Vertical Beta-Diversity of Bacterial Communities Depending on Water Stratification – Wan-Hsuan Cheng – Frontiers in Microbiology

Bioinformatics/Statistics

Artificial microbiome heterogeneity spurs six practical action themes and examples to increase study power-driven reproducibility – Abigail R. Basson – Scientific Reports

Techniques

Benchmarking the MinION: Evaluating long reads for microbial profiling – Robert M. Leidenfrost – Scientific Reports

December 6, 2019

Today’s post is about metabolic networks of the human gut microbiota with host, how aging affects microbial world in humans, microbiome in honey bee and lifestyle dependent gut microbiota gradients in diverse Indian population. Have a nice weekend!

General microbiome

Review: Metabolic networks of the human gut microbiota – Susannah Selber-Hnatiw – Microbiology

Review: Cannabinoids and the Microbiota‐Gut‐Brain‐Axis: Emerging Effects of Cannabidiol and Potential Applications to Alcohol Use Disorders – Hollis C. Karoly – Alcoholism Clinical and Experimental Research

Review: The Unexplored World of Human Virome, Mycobiome, and Archaeome in Aging – Oscar Salvador Barrera-Vázquez – Journal of Gerontology

Review: Nanotechnology intervention of the microbiome for cancer therapy – Wantong Song – Nature Nanotechnology

Commentary: Gut microbiome influences exercise response – Claire Greenhill – Nature Reviews Endocrinology

Human microbiome

Bacterial DNA induces the formation of heat-resistant disease-associated proteins in human plasma – Victor Tetz – Scientific Reports

Lifestyle induced microbial gradients: An Indian perspective – Rashmi Singh – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbiota, type 2 diabetes and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: protocol of an observational study – Benedetta M. Motta – Journal of Translational Medicine

Antibiotic exposure and the risk of colorectal adenoma and carcinoma: systematic review and meta‐analysis of observational studies – Leigh N. Sanyaolu – Colorectal Disease

Higher frequency of vertebrate‐infecting viruses in the gut of infants born to mothers with type 1 diabetes – Ki Wook Kim – Pediatric Diabetes

Animal experiments

Integrative analysis of the gut microbiota and metabolome in rats treated with rice straw biochar by 16S rRNA gene sequencing and LC/MS-based metabolomics – Jie Han – Scientific Reports

Division of labor in honey bee gut microbiota for plant polysaccharide digestion – Hao Zheng – PNAS

The effect of carbohydrate sources: Sucrose, invert sugar and components of mānuka honey, on core bacteria in the digestive tract of adult honey bees (Apis mellifera) – Michelle A. Taylor – PlosOne

Seven-day Green Tea Supplementation Revamps Gut Microbiome and Caecum/Skin Metabolome in Mice from Stress – Eun Sung Jung – Scientific Reports

Cattle intestinal microbiota shifts following Escherichia coli O157:H7 vaccination and colonization travel – Raies A. Mir – PlosOne

Characterization of the cecal microbiome composition of Wenchang chickens before and after fattening – Zhen Tan – PlosOne

SOD1 deficiency alters gastrointestinal microbiota and metabolites in mice – Haruka Sagi – Experimental Gerontology

Plant, soil, root microbiome

Host-mediated microbiome engineering (HMME) of drought tolerance in the wheat rhizosphere – Michael D. Jochum – PlosOne

Arctic tundra soil bacterial communities active at subzero temperatures detected by stable isotope probing – Preshita S. Gadkari – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Techniques

Comparison of extraction methods for recovering ancient microbial DNA from paleofeces – Richard W. Hagan – American Journal of Physical Anthropology

Microbes in the news

How Microbiomes Affect Fear – Quanta Magazine

Rainforest Dwellers and Urbanites Have Consistently Different Microbiomes – Scientific American

Human Microbiome Modulators Market is Furbishing worldwide with Bayer, BioGaia, Chr. Hansen Holding, DowDuPont – News Description

September 26, 2019

Have a nice day! Today, in this digest we have a good number of papers, including those associated with beneficial microbes, compounds, and interventions. Some highlights: host-microbiome evolution, microbiome and urinary tract infections, the first reported bloodstream infection caused by gut-habiting Prevotella species, microbiome activity in halitosis, and more! Enjoy.   

 

General or Human Microbiome

The role of multilevel selection in host microbiome evolution – Simon van Vliet – PNAS

Review: Diagnosis of Urinary Tract Infection in the Neuropathic Bladder: Changing the Paradigm to Include the Microbiome – Catherine S. Forster – Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation 

Review: A critical review on diet-induced microbiota changes and cardiovascular diseases – Muthukumaran Jayachandran – Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition 

Review: Microbiota: a novel regulator of pain – Manon Defaye – Journal of Neural Transmission

Relationship of tongue coating microbiome on volatile sulfur compounds in healthy and halitosis adults – Wei Ye – Journal of Breath Research

An Infectious Diseases Perspective on Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for Clostridioides difficile Infection in Children – Jillian M Cotter – Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society

First bloodstream infection caused by Prevotella copri in a heart failure elderly patient with Prevotella-dominated gut microbiota: a case report – Patrizia Posteraro – Gut Pathogens

Pain regulation by gut microbiota: molecular mechanisms and therapeutic potential – Ran Guo – British Journal of Anaesthesia

The Dysbiosis and Inter-Kingdom Synergy Model in Oropharyngeal Candidiasis, a New Perspective in Pathogenesis – Martinna Bertolini – Journal of Fungi

Microbiome Influence in the Pathogenesis of Prion and Alzheimer’s Diseases – Valeria D’Argenio – International Journal of Molecular Sciences

Protein Intake at Twice the RDA in Older Men Increases Circulatory Concentrations of the Microbiome Metabolite Trimethylamine-N-Oxide (TMAO) – Sarah M. Mitchell – Nutrients

Potential Strategies in the Prevention of Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs-Associated Adverse Effects in the Lower Gastrointestinal Tract – Chuan-Guo Guo – Gut and Liver

 

Composition of gut microbiota of children and adolescents with perinatal HIV infection taking antiretroviral therapy in Zimbabwe – Trym T Flygel – The Journal of Infectious Diseases

Gut Microbiome in Psoriasis is Perturbed Differently During Secukinumab and Ustekinumab Therapy and Associated with Response to Treatment – Nai-Lun Yeh – Clinical Drug Investigation

The association between gut microbiota development and maturation of intestinal bile acid metabolism in the first 3 y of healthy Japanese infants – Masaru Tanaka – Gut Microbes

 

Animal Microbiome

Food Preservatives Induce Proteobacteria Dysbiosis in Human-Microbiota Associated Nod2-Deficient Mice – Lucia Hrncirova – Microorganisms

Maternal Dietary Protein Intake Influences Milk and Offspring Gut Microbial Diversity in a Rat (Rattus norvegicus) Model –  Matthew F. Warren – Nutrients

Microbiota, Gut Health and Chicken Productivity: What Is the Connection? – Juan M. Diaz Carrasco – Microorganisms

Microbiota Composition and Functional Profiling Throughout the Gastrointestinal Tract of Commercial Weaning Piglets – Raphaële Gresse – Microorganisms 

Microbiota fingerprints within the oral cavity of cetaceans as indicators for population biomonitoring – Pedro Soares-Castro – Scientific Reports

Core gut microbial communities are maintained by beneficial interactions and strain variability in fish – Fotini Kokou – Nature Microbiology

Beneficial Microbes and Compounds

Role of Dietary Flavonoid Compounds in Driving Patterns of Microbial Community Assembly – Kerry L. Ivey – mBio

Oral Administration of β-Glucan and Lactobacillus plantarum Alleviates Atopic Dermatitis-like Symptoms – In Sung Kim – Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Protective Effect of Probiotic Bacteria and Estrogen in Preventing HIV-1-Mediated Impairment of Epithelial Barrier Integrity in Female Genital Tract – Sara Dizzell – Cells (MPDI)

Fish Oil, but Not Olive Oil, Ameliorates Depressive-Like Behavior and Gut Microbiota Dysbiosis in Rats under Chronic Mild Stress – Te-Hsuan Tung – Biomolecules

The Potential Impact of Probiotics on the Gut Microbiome of Athletes – Laura Wosinska – Nutrients

Royal Jelly and Its Components Promote Healthy Aging and Longevity: From Animal Models to Humans – Hiroshi Kunugi – International Journal of Molecular Sciences

Postbiotics and Their Potential Applications in Early Life Nutrition and Beyond – Carrie A. M. Wegh – International Journal of Molecular Sciences

Antifungal and Antivirulence Activity of Vaginal Lactobacillus Spp. Products against Candida Vaginal Isolates – Camilla Itapary dos Santos – Pathogens

Metabolic and Vascular Effect of the Mediterranean Diet – Antonino Tuttolomondo – International Journal of Molecular Sciences

 

Environmental Microbiome

Unveiling resistome profiles in the sediments of an Antarctic volcanic island – V.B. Centurion – Environmental Pollution

Functional metagenomic analysis of dust-associated microbiomes above the Red Sea – Nojood A. Aalismail – Scientific Reports

 

Bioinformatics

The EFI Web Resource for Genomic Enzymology Web Tools: Leveraging Protein, Genome, and Metagenome Databases to Discover Novel Enzymes and Metabolic Pathways – Rémi Zallot – Biochemistry

Pavian: Interactive analysis of metagenomics data for microbiome studies and pathogen identification – Florian P Breitwieser – Biochemistry

 

Methods

Review: Common principles and best practices for engineering microbiomes – Christopher E. Lawson – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Sample Preservation and Storage Significantly Impact Taxonomic and Functional Profiles in Metaproteomics Studies of the Human Gut Microbiome – Oskar Hickl – Microorganisms

Optimizing bacterial DNA extraction in urine – Matthew M. Munch – PLoS One

 

May 28, 2019

Today’s digest is about metaproteomics in microbial communities, infant and child microbiome and association with diseases, coral ecosphere, microbial biospherics and updates on new techniques to analyze microbiome sequencing data.

General microbiome

Metaproteomics: Much More than Measuring Gene Expression in Microbial Communities – Manuel Kleiner – mSystems

Associational effects in the microbial neighborhood – Anja Worrich – ISME Journal

Uncovering complex molecular networks in host–pathogen interactions using systems biology – Joshua M. Peters – Emerging Topics in Life Sciences

Human microbiome

The skin microbiome of vertebrates – Ashley A. Ross – Microbiome

Patterns in the longitudinal oropharyngeal microbiome evolution related to ventilator-associated pneumonia – Rami Sommerstein – Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control

Microbial composition of the human nasopharynx varies according to influenza virus type and vaccination status – Tao Ding -BioRxiv

Cytometric fingerprints of gut microbiota predict Crohn’s disease state – Peter Rubbens – BioRxiv

Dynamic colonization of microbes and their functions after fecal microbiota transplantation for inflammatory bowel disease – Nathaniel D. Chu – BioRxiv

Pregnancy and infant microbiome

Paediatrician’s perspective of infant gut microbiome research: current status and challenges – Paul MacDaragh Ryan – Archives of Disease in Childhood

The Salivary Microbiome Is Altered in Children With Eosinophilic Esophagitis and Correlates With Disease Activity – Hiremath Girish – Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology

Influence of own mother’s milk and different proportions of formula on intestinal microbiota of very preterm newborns – Adriana Zanella – PlosOne

Influence of a Serratia marcescens outbreak on the gut microbiota establishment process in low-weight preterm neonates – Esperanza Escribano – PlosOne

Reviewing the evidence on breast milk composition and immunological outcomes – Alba Boix-Amorós – Nutrition Reviews

Characterization of Stool Virome in Children Newly Diagnosed With Moderate to Severe Ulcerative Colitis – Rafal Tokarz – Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Animal experiments

Effect of intestinal tapeworms on the gut microbiota of the common carp, Cyprinus carpio – Pei P. Fu – Parasites and Vectors

Comparison of Bacterial Populations in the Ceca of Swine at Two Different Stages and their Functional Annotations – Himanshu Kumar – Genes

Toll‐like receptor 2 and toll‐like receptor 4 responses regulate neutrophil infiltration into the junctional epithelium and significantly contribute to the composition of the oral microbiota – Ana M. Chang – Journal of Periodontology

Plant, root, soil microbiome

Mediterranean grassland soil C–N compound turnover is dependent on rainfall and depth, and is mediated by genomically divergent microorganisms – Spencer Diamond – Nature Microbiology

Rhizosphere microbiomes diverge among Populus trichocarpa plant-host genotypes and chemotypes, but it depends on soil origin – Allison M. Veach – Microbiome

Microbial community drivers of PK/NRP gene diversity in selected global soils – Chiara Borsetto – Microbiome

Decreased temporary turnover of bacterial communities along soil depth gradient during a 35-year grazing exclusion period in a semiarid grassland – Chao Zhang – Geoderma

Soil bacterial community dynamics following surfactant addition and bioaugmentation in pyrene-contaminated soils – D.C.Wolf – Chemosphere

Structural and Functional Responses of Soil Microbial Communities to Biodegradable Plastic Film Mulching in Two Agroecosystems – Sreejata Bandopadhyay – BioRxiv

Ecological and genomic attributes of novel bacterial taxa that thrive in subsurface soil horizons – Tess E. Brewer – BioRxiv

Water microbiome and extremophiles

The coral ecosphere: A unique coral reef habitat that fosters coral–microbial interactions – Laura Weber – Limnology and Oceanography

Tide driven microbial dynamics through virus-host interactions in the estuarine ecosystem – Xiaowei Chen – Water Research

Microbial biofilm formation and community structure on low-density polyethylene microparticles in lake water microcosms – Mengting Gong – Environmental Pollution

Diversity and relative abundance of ammonia- and nitrite-oxidizing microorganisms in the offshore Namibian hypoxic zone – Evan Lau – PlosOne

Consistent metagenome-derived metrics verify and define bacterial species boundaries – Matthew R. Olm – BioRxiv

Techniques

Competitive interaction with keystone taxa induced negative priming under biochar amendments – Lijun Chen – Microbiome

Strengthening Insights in Microbial Ecological Networks from Theory to Applications – Xiaofei Lv – mSystems

Microbial biospherics: The experimental study of ecosystem function and evolution Matthias C. Rillig – PNAS

NUFEB: A Massively Parallel Simulator for Individual-based Modelling of Microbial Communities – Bowen Li – BioRxiv

Detecting interaction networks in the human microbiome with conditional Granger causality – Kumar Mainali – Plos Computational Biology

M1CR0B1AL1Z3R—a user-friendly web server for the analysis of large-scale microbial genomics data – Oren Avram – Nucleic Acids Research

End-to-end assessment of fecal bacteriome analysis: from sample processing to DNA sequencing and bioinformatics results – Ana Paula Christoff – BioRxiv

Microbiome in news

Antibiotics may help curb Alzheimer’s symptoms – Medical News Today

SANISCALP®, to preserve the Microbiome for a soothed and healthy scalp! – Cosmetics desgin.com – Mamamia

Mother Dirt Expands Biome-Friendly Skincare Range With New Body Care Line – Mid Daily News

Microbes and the market

Global Microbiome Drugs Market Forecast 2019-2025: MaaT Pharma, Pfizer, Second Genome, Seres Therapeutics – Technology Market

Microbiome Therapeutics Market 2019 – By Future Growth, Trends Plans, Top Key Players, Business Opportunities, Region, Pricing Analysis, Opportunities and Forecast to 2024 – Norwalk Daily

Global Human Microbiome Modulators Market Report 2019: Trends and Opportunities for the Business Prediction over 2024 – Current News Magazine

Microbiome Sequencing Services Market 2019 Report Shows the Competitive Situation Among the Top Manufacturers, With Sales, Revenue and Share – Augusta Observer

 

March 17, 2019

Have a good sunday! Today, we have a quite long digest, containing a variety of articles and studies: reviews about the microbiome and breastfeeding and Parkinson’s disease; microbiota alterations in pulmonary fibrosis, association with stress in pregnant women, and relationships between oral microbiome and pancreatic cancer. And so much more!

 

Human/General Microbiome

Review: Microbiome programming of brain development: implications for neurodevelopmental disorders – Hans Forssberg – Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology

Review: Microbiome, Parkinson’s Disease and Molecular Mimicry – Fabiana Miraglia – Cells

Review: The Use of Defined Microbial Communities To Model Host-Microbe Interactions in the Human Gut – Janneke Elzinga – Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews

Review: Indoles: metabolites produced by intestinal bacteria capable of controlling liver disease manifestation – T. Hendrikx – Journal of Internal Medicine

Review: Shaping the Gut Microbiota by Breastfeeding: The Gateway to Allergy Prevention? – Lieke W. J. van den Elsen – Frontiers in Pediatrics

Minireview: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and the gut microbiome: Are bacteria responsible for fatty liver? – Tien S Dong – Experimental Biology and Medicine

Perspectives: Is the fountain of youth in the gut microbiome?John F. Cryan – The Journal of Physiology

Bugs to debug? The exploration of gut microbiome in human health and diseases – Yen-Hsuan Ni – Journal of the Formosan Medical Association

Impact of a bathing tradition on shared gut microbe among Japanese families – Toshitaka Odamaki – Scientific Reports

Metagenomic analysis of microbe-mediated vitamin metabolism in the human gut microbiome – Promi Das – BMC Genomics

Fecal and blood microbiota profiles and presence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in obese versus lean subjects – Yeojun Yun – PLoS One

H. pylori eradication with antibiotic treatment causes changes in glucose homeostasis related to modifications in the gut microbiota – Gracia Mª Martín-Núñez – PLoS One

Oral microbial dysbiosis in patients with Kostmann syndrome – Nursen Topcuoglu – Journal of Medical Microbiology

Alterations in the gut microbiota of patients with silica-induced pulmonary fibrosis – Yao Zhou – Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology

Association between Psychosocial Stress and Fecal Microbiota in Pregnant Women – C. Hechler – Scientific Reports

Differential composition of gut microbiota among healthy volunteers, morbidly obese patients and post-bariatric surgery patients – Fu‑Gang Wang – Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine

Role of Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for Maintenance of Remission in Patients with Ulcerative Colitis: A Pilot Study – Ajit Sood – Journal of Crohn’s and Colitis

Differential effects of depot medroxyprogesterone acetate administration on vaginal microbiome in Hispanic White and Black women – Liying Yang – Emerging Microbes & Infections

Spatial and Temporal Analysis of the Stomach and Small-Intestinal Microbiota in Fasted Healthy Humans – Anna M. Seekatz – mSphere

Persistence of Candida albicans in the Oral Mucosa Induces a Curbed Inflammatory Host Response That Is Independent of Immunosuppression – Florian R. Kirchner – Frontiers in Immunology

Enrichment of oral microbiota in early cystic precursors to invasive pancreatic cancer – Rogier Aäron Gaiser – Gut

Disordered intestinal microbes are associated with the activity of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus – Yao Li – Clinical Science

Long-Term Azithromycin Reduces Haemophilus influenzae and Increases Antibiotic Resistance in Severe Asthma – Steven L Taylor – American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

Dietary Nutrients Involved in One-Carbon Metabolism and Colonic Mucosa-Associated Gut Microbiome in Individuals with an Endoscopically Normal Colon – Shawn Gurwara – Nutrients

Analysis of the Effects of Dietary Pattern on the Oral Microbiome of Elite Endurance Athletes – Nida Murtaza – Nutrients

 

Animal Microbiome / Animal Experiments

TLR4 May Be Involved in the Regulation of Colonic Mucosal Microbiota by Vitamin A – Lu Xiao – Frontiers in Microbiology

Tunicate-associated bacteria show a great potential for the discovery of antimicrobial compounds – Diah Ayuningrum – PLoS One

Effects of Arsenic on Gut Microbiota and Its Biotransformation Genes in Earthworm Metaphire sieboldi – Hong-Tao Wang – Environmental Science and Technology

A metagenomics investigation of carbohydrate-active enzymes along the goat and camel intestinal tract – Saad Al-Masaudi – International Microbiology

Species identity dominates over environment in shaping the microbiota of small mammals – S. C. L. Knowles – Ecology Letters

Three types of gut bacteria collaborating to improve Kui Jie’an enema treat DSS-induced colitis in mice – Wei Yu – Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy

The Skin Commensal Yeast Malassezia Triggers a Type 17 Response that Coordinates Anti-fungal Immunity and Exacerbates Skin Inflammation – Florian Sparber – Cell Host Microbe

Dietary inulin alleviates diverse stages of type 2 diabetes mellitus via anti-inflammation and modulating gut microbiota in db/db mice – Ke Li – Food & Function

Apple consumption is associated with a distinctive microbiota, proteomics and metabolomics profile in the gut of Dawley Sprague rats fed a high-fat diet – Jose F. Garcia-Mazcorro – PLoS One

Sema3A – mediated modulation of NR1D1 expression may be involved in the regulation of axonal guidance signaling by the microbiota – Xunzhong Qia – Life Sciences

Multi-hit early life adversity affects gut microbiota, brain and behavior in a sex-dependent manner – Marion Rincel – Brain, Behavior, and Immunity

Letrozole treatment of adult female mice results in a similar reproductive phenotype but distinct changes in metabolism and the gut microbiome compared to pubertal mice – Pedro J. Torres – BMC Microbiology

Supplementation of dietary non-digestible oligosaccharides from birth onwards improve social and reduce anxiety-like behaviour in male BALB/c mice – Kirsten Szklany – Nutritional Neuroscience

Potential Functions of the Gastrointestinal Microbiome Inhabiting the Length of the Rat Digest Tract – Dongyao Li – International Journal of Molecular Sciences

Alteration of GLP-1/GPR43 expression and gastrointestinal motility in dysbiotic mice treated with vancomycin – Xin Xu – Scientific Reports

Subchronic low-dose 2,4-D exposure changed plasma acylcarnitine levels and induced gut microbiome perturbations in mice – Pengcheng Tu – Scientific Reports

The influence of the host microbiome on 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)-induced hyperthermia and vice versa – Emily A. Ridge – Scientific Reports

Effects of Dietary Supplementation With Enterococcus faecium and Clostridium butyricum, Either Alone or in Combination, on Growth and Fecal Microbiota Composition of Post-weaning Pigs at a Commercial Farm – Yoshiaki Sato – Frontiers in Veterinary Science

Saponin-Induced Shifts in the Rumen Microbiome and Metabolome of Young Cattle – Bing Wang – Frontiers in Microbiology

Intestinal dysbiosis augments liver disease progression via NLRP3 in a murine model of primary sclerosing cholangitis – Lijun Liao – Gut

 

Plant Microbiome

Long-Term Organic Farming Manipulated Rhizospheric Microbiome and Bacillus Antagonism Against Pepper Blight (Phytophthora capsici) – Huixiu Li – Frontiers in Microbiology

 

Other Microbes

Preview: Strain-Level Diversity in the Gut: The P. copri Case  – Amira Metwaly – Cell Host Microbe

 

Bioinformatics and ‘-Omics’

Novel insights from uncultivated genomes of the global human gut microbiome – Stephen Nayfach – Nature

Complex Microbiome in Brain Abscess Revealed by Whole-Genome Culture-Independent and Culture-Based Sequencing – Jyun-Hong Lin – Journal of Clinical Medicine

Detection of critical antibiotic resistance genes through routine microbiome surveillance – Zachary M. Burcham – PLoS One

MNEMONIC: MetageNomic Experiment Mining to create an OTU Network of Inhabitant Correlations – Aleksandra I. Perz – BMC Bioinformatics

Rarity of microbial species: In search of reliable associations – Arnaud Cougoul – PLoS One

Stoplight: De novo Assembly Vastly Expands the Known Microbial Universe – Samuel S. Minot – Trends in Microbiology

 

Beneficial Microbes and Compounds

Guarana supplementation attenuated obesity, insulin resistance, and adipokines dysregulation induced by a standardized human Western diet via brown adipose tissue activation Rafael Calixto Bortolin – Phytotherapy Research

Prebiotic supplementation in frail older people affects specific gut microbiota taxa but not global diversity – Tam T. T. Tran – Microbiome

 

Water Microbiome

Composition and Dynamics of the Activated Sludge Microbiome during Seasonal Nitrification Failure – Juliet Johnston – Scientific Reports