April 27, 2017

An exploration of fish as an alternative to mice for models of host-microbe interactions, a review on what we can learn from Bacteroides about the gut micriobiome, a news story on successful phage therapy for a multi drug resistant infection.

Human oral microbiome

The human oral microbiome is shaped by shared environment rather than genetics: evidence from a large family of closely-related individuals – Liam Shaw – bioRxiv

Human gut microbiome

* Review: An insider’s perspective: Bacteroides as a window into the microbiome – Aaron G Wexler – Nature Microbiology

Gut Microbiota: Small Molecules Modulate Host Cellular Functions – Jacob M. Luber – Current Biology

Fecal microbial characterization of hospitalized patients with suspected infectious diarrhea shows significant dysbiosis – Tzipi Braun – Scientific Reports

Animal experiments

Supplemental feeding of a gut microbial metabolite of linoleic acid, 10-hydroxy-cis-12-octadecenoic acid, alleviates spontaneous atopic dermatitis and modulates intestinal microbiota in NC/nga mice – Hiroko Kaikiri – International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition

Microbiota-activated CD103+ DCs stemming from microbiota adaptation specifically drive γδT17 proliferation and activation – Chris Flemming – Microbiome

Radiation induces proinflammatory dysbiosis: transmission of inflammatory susceptibility by host cytokine induction – Shiran Gerassy-Vainberg – Gut

Animal microbiome

Tick-Pathogen Interactions and Vector Competence: Identification of Molecular Drivers for Tick-Borne Diseases – José de la Fuente – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Review: Managing the plant microbiome for biocontrol fungi: examples from Hypocreales – Ryan M Kepler – Current Opinion in Microbiology

Occurrence of perchlorate in groundwater, paired farmland soil, lettuce, and rhizosphere soil from Chengdu, China – Yulu Tang – Environmental Science: Processes & Impact

Water and extremophile microbiome

The Trichodesmium consortium: conserved heterotrophic co-occurrence and genomic signatures of potential interactions – Michael D Lee – The ISME Journal

Bringing methanotrophy in rivers out of the shadows – Felicity Shelley – Limnology and Oceanography

Rainfall increases the abundance of antibiotic resistance genes within a riverine microbial community – Andrea Di Cesare – Environmental Pollution

Impact of selectively enriched microbial communities on long-term fermentative biohydrogen production – R Kanniah Goud – Bioresource Technology

Probiotics/prebiotics

Perspective: Next-generation probiotics: the spectrum from probiotics to live biotherapeutics – Paul W O’Toole – Nature Microbiology

Molecular assessment of the fecal microbiota in healthy cats and dogs before and during supplementation with fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) and inulin using high-throughput 454-pyrosequencing – Jose F Garcia-Mazcorro – PeerJ

Bioinformatics

Bioinformatic Approaches Including Predictive Metagenomic Profiling Reveal Characteristics of Bacterial Response to Petroleum Hydrocarbon Contamination in Diverse Environments – Arghya Mukherjee – Scientific Reports

Techniques

Faecal volatile organic compounds analysis using field asymmetric ion mobility spectrometry: non-invasive diagnostics in paediatric inflammatory bowel disease – Nora van Gaal – Journal of Breath Research

Teleosts as Model Organisms to Understand Host-Microbe Interactions – Emily A Lescak – Journal of Bacteriology

Synthetic and analytical strategies for the quantification of phenyl-γ-valerolactone conjugated metabolites in human urine – Nicoletta Brindani – Molecular Nutrition & Food Research

More microbes

Species ecological similarity modulates the importance of colonization history for adaptive radiation – Jiaqi Tan – International Journal of Organic Evolution

Interaction of Bacterial Membrane Vesicles with Specific Species and Their Potential for Delivery to Target Cells – Yosuke Tashiro – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbes in the news

Phage Therapy Saves Patient from Drug-Resistant Microbes – Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

Chronic fatigue syndrome linked to imbalanced microbiome – EurekAlert

Komodo Dragon Blood Could Become Tool in Fight Against Bacteria – Elizabeth Pratt – Healthline

Researchers move closer to preventing frost damage in vineyards by managing bacteria on the vines – Greg Northcutt – Western FarmPress

Underwater volcano eruptions allow new bacteria to take over seafloor – Lisa-Ann Lee – New Atlas

Microbes on the market

Taconic Biosciences Expands Microbiome Product and Service Platform – GlobeNewswire

Bacteria and art

This Art Exhibition Is Made From Bacteria, Live Insects And Human Sweat – Ryan F Mandelbaum – Gizmodo Australia

Art Made with CRISPR Aims to Raise Awareness of Antibiotic Resistance – Clara Rodríguez Fernández – Labiotech.eu

Amy’s non-microbiology picks

Microscopy: A larger palette for biological imaging – Charles H Camp Jr – Nature

April 19, 2017

Exciting papers with locoregional effects of microbiota in a mouse model of colon carcinogenesis, maternal high fat diet detrimentally alterring epigenetic and gut microbiome pathways leading to fatty liver disease in mice.

Events and jobs

ASM Microbe 2017 : New Orleans

QC Microbiology Product Testing Associate – Experis : Irvine, CA
General microbiome

Review: Applying the design-build-test paradigm in microbiome engineering – Hoang Long Pham – Current Opinion in Biotechnology

Cohort Profile: African Collaborative Center for Microbiome and Genomics Research’s (ACCME) Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Cervical Cancer Study – Sally N. Adebamowo – International Journal of Epidemiology

Review: Cultured microbes represent a substantial fraction of the human and mouse gut microbiota – Ilias Lagkouvardos – Gut Microbes

Human skin microbiome

A distinct cutaneous microbiota pofile in autoimmune bullous disease patients – Mor Miodovnika – Experimental Dermatology

Human gut microbiome

Review : A psychology of the human brain–gut–microbiome axis – Andrew P. Allen – Social and Personality Psychology Compass

Multivariate modelling of faecal bacterial profiles of patients with IBS predicts responsiveness to a diet low in FODMAPs – Sean M P Bennet – Gut

Animal microbiome

Temporal changes in cutaneous bacterial communities of terrestrial- and aquatic- phase newts (Amphibia) – Joana Sabino-Pinto – Environmental Microbiology

The low diverse gastric microbiome of the jellyfish Cotylorhiza tuberculata is dominated by four novel taxa – Tomeu Viver – Environmental Microbiology

Studying the effect of administration route and treatment dose on the selection of enrofloxacin resistance in commensal Escherichia coli in broilers – Ilias Chantziaras -Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

The skin microbiome of the Common thresher shark (Alopias vulpinus) has low taxonomic and potential metabolic β-diversity – Michael P. Doane – Environmental Microbiology Reports

Animal experiments

Intestinal, extra-intestinal and systemic sequelae of Toxoplasma gondii induced acute ileitis in mice harboring a human gut microbiota – Eliane von Klitzing – PLOS ONE

Effects of the inclusion of a Bacillus direct-fed microbial on performance parameters, bone quality, recovered gut microflora, and intestinal morphology in broilers consuming a grower diet containing corn distillers dried grains with solubles – J. D. Latorre – Poultry Science

Effect of high-fat diet and growth stage on the diversity and composition of intestinal microbiota in healthy bovine livestock – Shengyin Jiao – Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture

*Locoregional effects of microbiota in a preclinical model of colon carcinogenesis – Sarah Tomkovich – Cancer Research

Selection of Cholesterol-Lowering Lactic Acid Bacteria and its Effects on Rats Fed with High-Cholesterol Diet – Yufang Liu – Current Microbiology

*Enhanced offspring predisposition to steatohepatitis with maternal high-fat diet is associated with epigenetic and microbiome alterations – Umesh D. Wankhade – PLOS ONE

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Archaea and bacteria mediate the effects of native species root loss on fungi during plant invasion – Steven D Mamet- The ISME Journal

An acid-tolerant ammonia-oxidizing γ-proteobacterium from soil – Masahito Hayatsu – The ISME Journal

Investigation of Arsenotrophic Microbiome in Arsenic-Affected Bangladesh Groundwater – Munawar Sultana – Groundwater

Unexpected associated microalgal diversity in the lichen Ramalina farinacea is uncovered by pyrosequencing analyses – Patricia Moya – Plos ONE

Tuber indicum shapes the microbial communities of ectomycorhizosphere soil and ectomycorrhizae of an indigenous tree (Pinus armandii) – Qiang Li – Plos ONE

The ‘known’ genetic potential for microbial communities to degrade organic phosphorus is reduced in low-pH soils – Ian D. E. A. Lidbury – Microbiology Open

Shifting microbial communities sustain multiyear iron reduction and methanogenesis in ferruginous sediment incubations – M. S. Bray – Gebiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Discovery of anaerobic lithoheterotrophic haloarchaea, ubiquitous in hypersaline habitats – Dimitry Y Sorokin – The ISME Journal

Cultivation and characterization of Candidatus Nitrosocosmicus exaquare, an ammonia-oxidizing archaeon from a municipal wastewater treatment system – Laura A Sauder – The ISME Journal

Minireview: Microbial ecology of mountain glacier ecosystems: Biodiversity, ecological connections, and implications of a warming climate – Scott Hotaling – Environmental Microbiology

Probiotics / prebiotics
Colonic gas homeostasis: Mechanisms of adaptation following HOST-G904 galactooligosaccharide use in humans – M. Mego – Neurogastroenterology and Motility

Techniques

Stochastically reduced communities—Microfluidic compartments as model and investigation tool for soil microorganism growth in structured spaces – Jialan Cao – Engineering in Life Sciences

Protocol : Metagenomics and CAZyme Discovery – Benoit J. Kunath – Protein-Carbohydrate Interactions : Methods in Molecular Biology

The resident microflora of voided midstream urine of healthy controls: standard versus expanded urine culture protocols – L. Coorevits – European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases

Microbes in the news

Study finds amoeba ‘grazing,’ killing bacteria usually protected by film

How Bacteria-Laden Beetle Poop Is Killing American Squash and Melons

Glowing bacteria detect buried landmines

Science, publishing, and career

Saturday, Science Advocates Prepare for a Long March

Anitha’s non-microbiology picks

Research unlocks molecular key to animal evolution and disease

Cumulative culture can emerge from collective intelligence in animal groups – Takao Sasaki – Nature Communications

April 14, 2017

Quite a number of biofilms based reviews for today’s digest. Local adaptation in natural microbial communities. Bacterial community varies along the natural water balance gradient in the Tibetan Plateau.

Events and jobs

Senior Program Officer  – The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group – Seattle, WA, United States

 

General microbiome

Culturomics: A New Kid on the Block of OMICS to Enable Personalized Medicine – ME Kambouris – Omics

Introduction: microbial local adaptation: insights from natural populations, genomics and experimental evolution – T Giraud – Molecular Ecology

*Review: Central venous catheters and biofilms: where do we stand in 2017? – M Gominet – APMIS

 

Human oral microbiome

*Review: Dental biofilm infections – an update – T Larsen – APMIS

*Review: Microbiological diagnosis of device-related biofilm infections – Y Xu – APMIS

*Review: Biofilms in orthopedic infections: a review of laboratory methods – AC Dibartola – APMIS

 

Human vaginal microbiome

Vaginal lactic acid elicits an anti-inflammatory response from human cervicovaginal epithelial cells and inhibits production of pro-inflammatory mediators associated with HIV acquisition – AC Hearps – Mucosal Immunology

*Review: Chronic urinary tract infections in patients with spinal cord lesions – biofilm infection with need for long-term antibiotic treatment – N Tofte – APMIS

 

Human gut microbiome

Curcuminoid Demethylation as an Alternative Metabolism by Human Intestinal Microbiota – S Burapan – Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Inflammasomes and intestinal inflammation – N Zmora – Mucosal Immunology

Gut Microbial Diversity in Antibiotic-Naive Children After Systemic Antibiotic Exposure: A Randomized Controlled Trial – T Doan – Clinical Infectious Diseases

 

Animal microbiome

Fish oil, lard and soybean oil differentially shape gut microbiota of middle-aged rats – He Li – Scientific Reports

Co-diversification of gastrointestinal microbiota and phylogeny in passerines is not explained by ecological divergence – L Kropáčková – Molecular Ecology

 

Plant, root and soil microbiome

Responses of denitrifying bacterial communities to short-term waterlogging of soils – Y Wang – Scientific Reports

Distinct Soil Microbial Communities in habitats of differing soil water balance on the Tibetan Plateau – Y Li – Scientific Reports

Convergence and contrast in the community structure of Bacteria, Fungi and Archaea along a tropical elevation-climate gradient – KG Peay – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Continuous production of indole-3-acetic acid by immobilized cells of Arthrobacter agilis – M Ozdal – 3 Biotech

*Review: Agriculturally important microbial biofilms: Present status and future prospects – K Velmourougane – Journal of Basic Microbiology

 

Water and extremophile

Temporal abundance and activity trends of vinyl chloride (VC)-degrading bacteria in a dilute VC plume at Naval Air Station Oceana – Y Liang – Environmental Science and Pollution Research International

Spatial variation in bacterial community in natural wetland-river-sea ecosystems – H Zhang – Journal of Basic Microbiology

Bioremediation Management Reduces Mass Discharge at a Chlorinated DNAPL Site – BR Baldwin – Groundwater Monitoring & Remediation

 

Techniques

Enhancing Multiplex Genome Editing by Natural Transformation (MuGENT) via inactivation of ssDNA exonucleases – TN Dalia – bioRxiv

An Efficient Moments-Based Inference Method for Within-Host Bacterial Infection Dynamics – D Price – bioRxiv

 

More microbes

Dominant bacterial phyla in caves and their predicted functional roles in C and N cycle – S Mandal De – BMC Microbiology

Microbiome yarns: microbiomology of winter rosy face – K Timmis – Microbial Biotechnology

*Review: In vitro studies evaluating the effects of biofilms on wound-healing cells: a review – KR Kirker – APMIS

Vector competence and innate immune responses to dengue virus infection in selected laboratory and field-collected Stegomyia aegypti (= Aedes aegypti) – IM Serrato – Medical and Veterinary Entomology

*Review: Antibiotic treatment of biofilm infections – O Ciofu – APMIS

Microenvironmental characteristics and physiology of biofilms in chronic infections of CF patients are strongly affected by the host immune response – PØ. Jensen – APMIS

 

Microbes in news

To see the unseen: ‘Microbiomes’ show explores the common ground between arts, science – M McINALLY – Gazette-Times

Unprotected sex may disrupt the microbiome in vagina – J Hamzelou – New Scientist

Sol-gel-based stainless steel surface reduces fouling and biofilm formation during milk pasteurization – J Cornall- Dairy Reporter

Gut Microbes Contribute to Age-Associated Inflammation in Mice – A Olena – The Scientist

Microbiome Plus+ Gastrointestinal: New Probiotic Supplement Proven to Increase Vitamin D Levels While Lowering Cholesterol – Military News – Miltech

OPINION: How probiotics research is taking us to the next level of understanding – M Cunningham – Food Navigator

New synthetic peptide promotes wound healing – T Sandle – Digital Journal

Air Pollution Might Make Dangerous Bacteria Harder to Kill – V Greenwood – The Atlantic

Researchers studying how to disrupt bacteria to better treat infections – Phys.org

Bacteria with a bias – K Zehr – UNM HSC Newsbeat

Glowing bacteria could help in landmine cleanup efforts – D Quick – New Atlas

Trump budget plan could sink Shore beaches bacteria reports – R Zimmer – Asbury Park Press

How genetically-altered E.coli strain can kill dangerous bone-eating superbug Pseudomonas aeruginosa – B Crouch – The Advertiser

Study on lactic acid bacteria from kimchi sheds light on treatment of atopic dermatitis – The Korea Herald

This strain of probiotic bacteria treats and protects against anxiety, stress and inflammation – St. Joseph’s Healthcare

 

April 13, 2017

Profiles of ulcerative colitis patients’ microbiota after fecal microbiota transplantation, a bioinformatics software package for rarefaction analysis, an artist who uses sweat and bacteria to create scents and sculptures.

General microbiome

Review: Microbial metabolites in nutrition, healthcare and agriculture – Rajendra Singh – 3 Biotech

Review: Modified Mediterranean Diet for Enrichment of Short Chain Fatty Acids: Potential Adjunctive Therapeutic to Target Immune and Metabolic Dysfunction in Schizophrenia? – Jamie Joseph – Frontiers in Neuroscience

Human respiratory microbiome

The Nasopharyngeal Microbiota of Children with Respiratory Infections in Botswana – Matthew S Kelly – Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal

Human gut microbiome

* Microbial shifts and signatures of long-term remission in ulcerative colitis after faecal microbiota transplantation – Susana Fuentes – ISME Journal

Intestinal microbiome in children with severe and complicated acute viral gastroenteritis – Shih-Yen Chen – Scientific Reports

Unusual active site location and catalytic apparatus in a glycoside hydrolase family – Jose Munoz-Munoz – PNAS

Animal experiments

Enterococcus faecalis bacteriocin EntV inhibits hyphal morphogenesis, biofilm formation, and virulence of Candida albicans – Carrie E Graham – PNAS

The therapeutic protection of a living and dead Lactobacillus strain against aluminum-induced brain and liver injuries in C57BL/6 mice – Fengwei Tian & Leilei Yu – PLOS One

Microscale spatial analysis provides evidence for adhesive monopolization of dietary nutrients by specific intestinal bacteria – Yusuke Nagara – PLOS One

Review: Caspase recruitment domain 9, microbiota, and tryptophan metabolism: dangerous liaisons in inflammatory bowel diseases – Bruno Lamas – Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care

Individual variation of natural D. melanogaster associated bacterial communities – Yun Wang – bioRxiv

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

A new polyketide glycoside from the rhizospheric Clonostachys rogersoniana associated with Panax notoginseng – Tian-Peng Yin – Journal of Asian Natural Products Research

Bacterial carbon use plasticity, phylogenetic diversity and the priming of soil organic matter – Ember M Morrissey – ISME Journal

Population and function analysis of cultivable bacteria associated with spores of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus Gigaspora margarita – Liangkun Long – 3 Biotech

Water and extremophile microbiome

Exploring the ecological coherence between the spatial and temporal patterns of bacterioplankton in boreal lakes – Juan P. Niño García – Frontiers in Microbiology

Genomic comparisons of a bacterial lineage that inhabits both marine and terrestrial deep subsurface systems – Sean P Jungbluth – PeerJ

Bacterial community composition and dynamics spanning five years in freshwater bog lakes – Alexandra M Linz – bioRxiv

Occurrence of high-diversity metazoan- to microbial-dominated bioconstructions in a shallow Kimmeridgian carbonate ramp (Jabaloyas, Spain) – G San Miguel – Facies

Expression patterns of elemental cycling genes in the Amazon River Plume – Brandon M Satinsky – ISME Journal

Built environment

Comparison of microbial community shifts in two parallel multi-step drinking water treatment processes – Jiajiong Xu – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Probiotics/prebiotics

Engineered probiotic Escherichia coli can eliminate and prevent Pseudomonas aeruginosa gut infection in animal models – In Young Hwang – Nature Communications

Review: Unraveling the Differences between Gram-Positive and Gram-Negative Probiotics in Modulating Protective Immunity to Enteric Infections – Sukumar Kandasamy – Frontiers in Immunology

Bioinformatics

* RTK: efficient rarefaction analysis of large datasets – Paul Saary – Bioinformatics

A geographically-diverse collection of 418 human gut microbiome pathway genome databases – Aria S Hahn – Scientific Data

Metabolomics

Indolepropionic acid and novel lipid metabolites are associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes in the Finnish Diabetes Prevention Study – Vanessa D de Mello – Scientific Reports

More microbes

Influences of dissolved oxygen concentration on biocathodic microbial communities in microbial fuel cells – Laura Rago – Bioelectrochemistry

Microbes in the news

Waste-munching bacteria could make nuclear stores safer – Sam Wong – New Scientist

‘Young poo’ makes aged fish live longer – Ewen Callaway – Nature

Microbiology: Gut microbes augment neurodegeneration – Daniel Erny – Nature

* This Artist Turns Sweat and Bacteria Into Art – Annie Tittiger – Wired

Science, publishing, and career

Why do scientists fabricate and falsify data? A matched-control analysis of papers containing problematic image duplications – Daniele Fanelli – bioRxiv

Amy’s non-microbiology picks

Human knockouts and phenotypic analysis in a cohort with a high rate of consanguinity – Danish Saleheen – Nature

April 4, 2017

General microbiome

Diversity of fungus-growing termites (Macrotermes) and their fungal symbionts (Termitomyces) in the semiarid Tsavo Ecosystem, Kenya – R Vesala – Biotropica

Indole signalling and (micro)algal auxins decrease the virulence of Vibrio campbellii, a major pathogen of aquatic organisms – Q Yang – Environmental Microbiology

Large population study shows that adolescents with celiac disease have an increased risk of multiple autoimmune and nonautoimmune comorbidities –  A Assa – Acta Paediatrica

In vitro fermentation of oat β-glucan and hydrolysates by fecal microbiota and selected probiotic strains – JL Dong – Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture

 

Human gut microbiome

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

 

Animal microbiome

Host species shapes the co-occurrence patterns rather than diversity of stomach bacterial communities in pikas – H Li – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

 

Plant, root and soil microbiome

Phylloplane bacteria increase the negative impact of food limitation on insect fitness – GL Olson – Ecological Entomology

Bodyguards: Pathogen-Derived Decoys That Protect Virulence Factors – JK Paulus – Trends in Plant Science

Response of the rhizosphere prokaryotic community of barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) to elevated atmospheric CO2 concentration in open-top chambers – M Szoboszlay – Microbiology Open

Draft Genome Sequence of Pseudomonas putida Strain GM4FR, an Endophytic Bacterium Isolated from Festuca rubra L. – F Wemheuer – Genome Announcements

Phytoremediation of Petroleum-Contaminated Soil in Association with Soil Bacteria – P Pokethitiyook – Phytoremediation

Phytoremediation of Salt-Impacted Soils and Use of Plant Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR) to Enhance Phytoremediation – KE Gerhardt – Phytoremediation

Genomic identification and characterization of the elite strains Bradyrhizobium yuanmingense BR 3267 and Bradyrhizobium pachyrhizi BR 3262 recommended for cowpea inoculation in Brazil – J Leite – Brazilian Journal of Microbiology

Effect of elevated nitrate on biodegradation of pentabromodiphenyl ether (BDE-99) and change in microbial communities during groundwater recharge with tertiary-treated municipal wastewater – Y Yan – International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation

The tale of a neglected energy source: Elevated hydrogen exposure affects both microbial diversity and function in soil – M Khdhiri – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

 

Water and extremophile microbiome

Production and persistence of bacterial and labile organic matter at the hypoxic water–sediment interface of the St. Lawrence Estuary – M Hébert – Limnology and Oceanography

Comparative proteomics reveals signature metabolisms of exponentially growing and stationary phase marine bacteria – S Muthusamy – Environmental Microbiology

Spatiotemporal dynamics of bacterial community composition in large shallow eutrophic Lake Taihu: High overlap between free-living and particle-attached assemblages – X Tang – Limnology and Oceanography

 

Built environment

Coarse-graining bacteria colonies for modelling critical solute distributions in picolitre bioreactors for bacterial studies on single-cell level – C Westerwalbesloh – Microbial Biotechnology

 

Phages and Virus

Short-Sighted Virus Evolution and a Germline Hypothesis for Chronic Viral Infections – KA Lythgoe – Trends in Microbiology

Conflicting selection alters the trajectory of molecular evolution in a tripartite bacteria–plasmid–phage interaction – E Harrison – Molecular Ecology

 

Techniques

*ReviewBioelectrochemical Systems for Measuring Microbial Cellular Functions – HMM Selim – Electroanalysis

Engineering bacterial thiosulfate and tetrathionate sensors for detecting gut inflammation – KNM Daeffler – Molecular Systems Biology

Impact of Contaminating DNA in Whole Genome Amplification Kits Used for Metagenomic Shotgun Sequencing for Infection Diagnosis – M Thoendel – Journal of Clinical Microbiology

Genomics and Metagenomics in Microbial Ecology: Recent Advances and Challenges  – T Narihiro – Microbes and Environments

A metagenomic approach to decipher the indigenous microbial communities of arsenic contaminated groundwater of Assam –  S Das – Genomics Data

Optimization of a bioassay to evaluate Escherichia coli stress responses – B Cunha – IEEE

 

More microbes

*ReviewShapeshifting to Survive: Shape Determination and Regulation in Caulobacter crescentus – SA Woldemeskel – Trends in Microbiology

 

Microbes in news

Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Common in Diabetic Foot Ulcers – S Gupta – Endocrinology Advisor

Fighting Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria in Food Animals – J Bartel – Veterinary Medicine News

Vets warn dog owners about potentially deadly bacteria lurking in water – A Lasker – Lifestyle

Magnetic brain stimulation causes weight loss by making gut bacteria healthier – The Endocrine Society – Science Daily

Vapour droplets from threatened orcas show pneumonia bacteria – Waterloo Region Record – TheRecord.com

Hitchhiking Earth bacteria could evolve to live on Mars – M Irving – New Atlas

Bionic leaf turns air, water, sunlight and bacteria into fertilizer – B Hays – UPI

Nicholls sophomore researches antibiotic-resistant bacteria – G Ohlmeyer – Houmatoday.com

What the Bacteria in Your Mouth May Reveal About Your Cancer Risk – SG Miller – Live Science

March 30, 2017

Midgut microbiome of a vector for leishmaniasis, reviews on the human oral microbiome, using microfluidics to visualize live root-bacteria interactions, new open-access publishing project from the Gates Foundation.

General microbiome

Lotka-Volterra pairwise modeling fails to capture diverse pairwise microbial interactions – Babak Moment – eLIFE

Human oral microbiome

Review: Oral Microbiome and Nitric Oxide: the Missing Link in the Management of Blood Pressure – Nathan S. Bryan – Current Hypertension Reports

Review: Microbiota, Immune Subversion, and Chronic Inflammation – Carolyn D Kramer – Frontiers in Microbiology

Human gut microbiome

Highlight: Shaping the gut microbiome from the pancreas – Wei Wong – Science Signaling

Review: Mechanisms and consequences of intestinal dysbiosis – G. Adrienne Weiss – Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences

Animal experiments

Metaproteogenomics Reveals Taxonomic and Functional Changes between Cecal and Fecal Microbiota in Mouse – Alessandro Tanca – Frontiers in Microbiology

Helminth-induced alterations of the gut microbiota exacerbate bacterial colitis – C Su – Mucosal Immunology

Sex-related alterations of gut microbiota composition in the BTBR mouse model of autism spectrum disorder – Lorena Coretti – Scientific Reports

Milk Fat Globule Membrane Supplementation in Formula Modulates the Neonatal Gut Microbiome and Normalizes Intestinal Development – Ganive Bhinder – Scientific Reports

Gut metagenomic analysis reveals prominent roles of Lactobacillus and cecal microbiota in chicken feed efficiency – Wei Yan – Scientific Reports

Animal microbiome

An integrated overview of the midgut bacterial flora composition of Phlebotomus perniciosus, a vector of zoonotic visceral leishmaniasis in the Western Mediterranean Basin – Wael Fraihi – PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Live imaging of root–bacteria interactions in a microfluidics setup – Hassan Massalha – PNAS

Mechanisms of nitrogen deposition effects on temperate forest lichens and trees – Therese S. Carter – Ecosphere

Research priorities for harnessing plant microbiomes in sustainable agriculture – Posy E Busby – PLOS Biology

Fe plaque-related aquatic uranium retention via rhizofiltration along a redox-state gradient in a natural Phragmites australis Trin ex Steud. wetland – Weqing Wang – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Functional and phylogenetic diversity of cultivable rhizobacterial endophytes of sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] – Venkadasamy Govindasamy – Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Enhanced growth of halophyte plants in biochar-amended coastal soil: roles of nutrient availability and rhizosphere microbial modulation – Hao Zheng – Plant, Cell & Environment

Water and extremophile microbiome

Metagenomic Analysis of a Complex Community Present in Pond Sediment – Vivek Negi – Journal of Genomics

Probiotics/prebiotics

The preliminary study of prebiotic potential of Polish wild mushroom polysaccharides: the stimulation effect on Lactobacillus strains growth – Renata Nowak – European Journal of Nutrition

Probiotics may delay the progression of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease by restoring the gut microbiota structure and improving intestinal endotoxemia – Li Xue – Scientific Reports

Bioinformatics

MIPE: A metagenome-based community structure explorer and SSU primer evaluation tool – Bin Zou – PLOS One

Metabolomics

Gas chromatography/mass spectrometry metabolomics of urine and serum from nonhuman primates exposed to ionizing radiation: Impacts on the tricarboxylic acid cycle and protein metabolism – Evan L Pannkuk – Journal of Proteome Research

Techniques

Review: Pretreatment methods of lignocellulosic biomass for anaerobic digestion – Farrukh Raza Amin – AMB Express

Comparison of Standard Culture-Based Method to Culture-Independent Method for Evaluation of Hygiene Effects on the Hand Microbiome – C Zapka – mBio

More microbes

Depleting Mycobacterium tuberculosis of the transcription termination factor Rho causes pervasive transcription and rapid death – Laure Botella – Nature Communications

A Pseudomonas T6SS effector recruits PQS-containing outer membrane vesicles for iron acquisition – Jinshui Lin – Nature Communications

Indole-Induced Activities of β-Lactamase and Efflux Pump Confer Ampicillin Resistance in Pseudomonas putida KT2440 – Jisun Kim – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbes in the news

Microbiome: Puppy power – Sujata Gupta – Nature (Outlook section)

Biological underpinnings of chronic fatigue syndrome begin to emerge – Amy Maxmen – Nature (News section)

Bacteria from sewage are infecting coral reefs – Elena Motivans – ZME Science

Key research priorities for agricultural microbiomes identified – Phys Org

Viral Bacterial Parasites Called Phages Drive Co-Evolution of Gut Microbiome – MedicalResearch.com

MSU, Shedd Aquarium partnering to create healthier aquatic homes – EurekAlert

Painting with bacteria is a thing and BUGSS will show you how – Stephen Babcock – Technical.ly Baltimore

Microbes on the market

Marrone Bio Innovations and Evogene Advance Novel Bacteria and Related Proteins Beyond Discovery into Insecticidal Product Development Phase – GlobeNewswire – Yahoo!Finance

Science, publishing, and career

Gates Foundation announces open-access publishing venture – Declan Butler – Nature (News section)

The readability of scientific texts is decreasing over time – Pontus Plavén-Sigray – bioRxiv

Amy’s non-microbiology picks

Iron minerals within specific microfossil morphospecies of the 1.88 Ga Gunflint Formation – Kevin Lepot – Nature Communications

March 27, 2017

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

General microbiome

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

Wang D. ISME Journal

Symbiont Acquisition and Replacement as a Source of Ecological Innovation.

Sudakaran S. Trends in Microbiology

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

Jiao S. Environmental Pollution

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

Mohiuddin MM. Water Research

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

Prazeres M. Microbiome

Farm animal microbiome

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

Long C. Poultry Science

A distinct bacterial dysbiosis associated skin inflammation in ovine footrot.

Maboni G. Scientific Reports

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

Park SH. Poultry Science

Respiratory system microbiome

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

Han D. International Immunology

Eukaryote microbiome

UniEuk: Time to Speak a Common Language in Protistology!

Berney C. The Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology

Animal microbiome

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

Jourová L. Folia Microbiologica

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

Behr C. Archives of Toxicology

Indoor microbiome

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

Geadas Farias P. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek

Microbes in the news

Parmalat hides bacteria infections

-News24

Indians find a new bacterial target for drug development

-The Hindu