September 17, 2017

Sunday dose- lots of techniques and news on microbes!

Events and jobs

Senior Laboratory Technician (Microbiology) – Symbio Laboratories, Perth, Australia

Two Assistant Professor Positions: Microbiology (0709823) or Ecology (0709824) – School of Biological Sciences, Illinois State University in Normal, IL

 

General microbiome

Review: Seeing is understanding: Salmonella’s way to penetrate the intestinal epithelium – K Zhang – International Journal of Medical Microbiology

 

 

Human nearly-sterile sites 

Metabolomic findings in sepsis as a damage of host-microbial metabolism integration – NV Beloborodova – Journal of Critical Care

 

Human gut microbiome

Molecular estimation of alteration in intestinal microbial composition in Hashimoto’s thyroiditis patients – HM Ishaq – Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy

Immune regulation by histamine and histamine-secreting bacteria – W Barcik – Current Opinion in Immunology

Comparison of gut microbiota in adult patients with type 2 diabetes and healthy individuals – M Sedhigi – Microbial Pathogenesis

Review: Do Bacteria Shape our Development? Crosstalk between Intestinal Microbiota and HPA Axis – C de Weerth – Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews

Corrigendum: Corrigendum to “Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis LKM512 reduces levels of intestinal trimethylamine produced by intestinal microbiota in healthy volunteers: A double-blind, placebo-controlled study” [J. Funct. Food 36 (2017) 94–101] – M Matsumoto – Journal of Functional Foods

 

Animal experiments

Sulfate-reducing bacteria stimulate gut immune responses and contribute to inflammation in experimental colitis – VR Figliuolo – Life Sciences

Dietary pomegranate extract and inulin affect gut microbiome differentially in mice fed an obesogenic diet – S Zhang – Anaerobe

Gut Microbe–Mediated Suppression of Inflammation-Associated Colon Carcinogenesis by Luminal Histamine Production – C Gao – The American Journal of Pathology

Food restriction followed by refeeding with a casein- or whey-based diet differentially affects the gut microbiota of pre-pubertal male rats – M Masarwi – The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry

 

Animal microbiome 

Metarhizium brunneum – an enzootic wireworm disease and evidence for its suppression by bacterial symbionts – T Kabaluk – Journal of Invertebrate Pathology

 

Plant, root and soil microbiome

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

A metagenomic-based, cross-seasonal picture of fungal consortia associated with Italian soils subjected to different agricultural managements – S Panelli – Fungal Ecology

The importance of plants to development and maintenance of soil structure, microbial communities and ecosystem functions – FM Vezzani – Soil and Tillage Research

Distribution of apple and blackcurrant microbiota in Lithuania and the Czech Republic – I Vepštaitė-Monstavičė – Microbiological Research

 

Built environment 

Ecotoxicological and microbiological assessment of sewage sludge associated with sugarcane bagasse – LRD Sommaggio – Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

 

Food microbiology

Review: Seafood Pathogens and Information on Antimicrobial Resistance: A Review – S Elbashir – Food Microbiology

Microbial diversity on commercial eggs as affected by the production system. A first approach using PGM – C Neira – International Journal of Food Microbiology

 

 

Techniques

To engraft or not to engraft: an ecological framework for gut microbiome modulation with live microbes – J Walter – Current Opinion in Biotechnology

Review: Worms, Bugs and Drugs: C. elegans as a Model for Host-Microbe-Drug Interactions – AP García-González – Current Opinion in Systems Biology

Metagenomic Shotgun Sequencing and Unbiased Metabolomic Profiling Identify Specific Human Gut Microbiota and Metabolites Associated with Immune Checkpoint Therapy Efficacy in Melanoma Patients – AE Frankel – Neoplasia

A comparative study to evaluate natural attenuation, mycoaugmentation, phytoremediation, and microbial-assisted phytoremediation strategies for the bioremediation of an aged PAH-polluted soil – M García-Sánchez – Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Aronia (Aronia melanocarpa) phenolics bioavailability in a combined in vitro digestion/Caco-2 cell model is structure and colon region dependent – J Wu – Journal of Functional Foods

Intermittent Fasting Promotes White Adipose Browning and Decreases Obesity by Shaping the Gut Microbiota – G Li – Cell Metabolism

High-throughput sequencing analysis reveals different Lactobacillus populations that dominate during “Chorizo de León” cured meat making – NM Quijada – Food Microbiology

Whole-genome Comparison of Urinary Pathogenic Escherichia coli and Faecal Isolates of UTI Patients and Healthy Controls – KL Nielsen – International Journal of Medical Microbiology

 

Microbes in the news

Swapping Spit: You Likely Share Your Roommate’s Microbiome, Even Without Kissing – Seeker

Microbiome in Ear May Play Role in Ear Infections – Contagion Live

Human Microbiome Market Size, Status and Forecast To 2025 – Med Gadget

Science spotlight: in-cosmetics Formulation Summit approaching – Cosmetics Design-Europe

JooMo launches new body-wash with skin bacteria tech – Cosmetics Design-Europe

Data from: Microbiome symbionts and diet diversity incur costs on the immune system of insect larvae – DRYAD

Legionella bacteria found in water at Ludlow Community Hospital – BBC News

Researchers take first steps towards development of biosensor for detection of bacteria – News Medical

 

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September 15, 2017

Events and jobs

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

 
General microbiome

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

 

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

 
Pregnancy and early life

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

 

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

 
Human respiratory microbiome

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

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

 

Human nearly-sterile sites 

 

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

 

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

 

Human gut microbiome

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
Animal experiments 

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

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

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

 

Animal microbiome

 

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

 
Plant, root, and soil microbiome

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

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

 

Food microbiology

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 
Are Genes to Blame for Cavity-causing Bacteria?

 
Microbes on the market (news about biotech companies)

 
Newly Launched CoreBiome Touts Microbiome ‘Profiling’ Services

 
Inventor converts waste plastics to fertilizer, fuel

 
Science, publishing, and career

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

September 14, 2017

Events and jobs

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Microbiology  – University of California, Irvine – Last date: December 8th, 2017

MICROBIOLOGY MANAGER – ICDS, County Waterford

 

General microbiome

Thesis: Anti-Staphylococcal Activity of Variovorax paradoxus EPS – P Holt-Torres – CSUSB Scholar Works

The Human Salivary Microbiome Is Shaped by Shared Environment Rather than Genetics: Evidence from a Large Family of Closely Related Individuals – L Shaw – MBio

 

Pregnancy and early life

Mum’s bacteria linked to baby’s behaviour – CM Powell – Nature

Prenatal stress enhances susceptibility to allergic diseases of offspring – M Moustaki – Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Disorders Drug Targets

Dietary intake of fat and fibre according to reference values relates to higher gut microbiota richness in overweight pregnant women – H Röytiö – The British Journal of Nutrition

 

Human respiratory microbiome

Dynamic oropharyngeal and faecal microbiota during treatment in infants hospitalized for bronchiolitis compared with age-matched healthy subjects – Q Hu – Scientific Reports

 

 

Human nearly-sterile sites 

The evolutionary logic of sepsis – L Rózsa – Infection, Genetics and Evolution

 

Human gut microbiome

C. difficile Microbiome Manipulation – J Wick – Infection Prevention

Review: Copy-catting host signalling molecules – A York – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Irritable bowel syndrome in Asia: pathogenesis, natural history, epidemiology and management – KA Gwee – Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Microbial Disruption Indices to Detect Colonization With Multidrug-Resistant Organisms – R Araos – Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology

 

Animal experiments 

High Fat, High Fructose, High Cholesterol Feeding Causes Severe NASH and Cecal Microbiota Dysbiosis in Juvenile Ossabaw Swine – MR Panasevich – American Journal of Physiology

 

Animal microbiome 

Estimating Herd Immunity to Amphibian Chytridiomycosis in Madagascar Based on the Defensive Function of Amphibian Skin Bacteria – MC Bletz – Frontiers in Microbiology

Analysis and comparison of the wolf microbiome under different environmental factors using three different data of Next Generation Sequencing – X Wu – Scientific Reports

Sources of Variation in the Gut Microbial Community of Lycaeides melissa Caterpillars –  S Chaturvedi – Scientific Reports

Brevibacillus laterosporus isolated from the digestive tract of honeybees has high antimicrobial activity and promotes growth and productivity of honeybee’s colonies – JM Khaled – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

 

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Review: The role of soil microorganisms in plant mineral nutrition – current knowledge and future directions – R Jacoby – Frontiers in Plant Science

Redox-mediated quorum sensing in plants – AW Fuller – PLoS One

Rhizospheric fungi and their link with the nitrogen-fixing Frankia harbored in host plant Hippophae rhamnoides L. – X Zhou – Journal of Basic Microbiology

Chapter: Analytical Interpretation of the Beneficial Interaction Between Microorganisms and Grasses – RG Machado – Intechopen

Effect of simultaneous and sequential inoculations of Meloidogyne incognita, Ralstonia solanacearum and Phomopsis vexans on eggplant in sand mix and fly ash mix soil – M Khan – Phytoparasitica

Effect of Soil Amendments on Microbial Resilience Capacity of Acid Soil Under Copper Stress – VC Mounissamy – The Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology

Subtle shifts in microbial communities occur alongside the release of carbon induced by drought and rewetting in contrasting peatland ecosystems – C Potter – Scientific Reports

 

Built environment 

Response of anaerobic membrane bioreactor to the presence of nano-Bi2WO6: reactor performance, supernatant characteristics, and microbial community – L Chen – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

 

 

Bioinformatics

Discovery of numerous novel small genes in the intergenic regions of the Escherichia coli O157:H7 Sakai genome – SM Hücker – PLoS One

 

Techniques

Template Preparation Affects 16S rRNA High-throughput Sequencing Analysis of Phyllosphere Microbial – X Tian – Frontiers in Plant Science

Dissertation: Campylobacter concisus & Inflammatory Bowel Disease: – Insights through cultivation and whole-genome sequencing – KF Kirk – Aalborg Universitetsforlag

Genome Comparison of Pseudomonas fluorescens UM270 with Related Fluorescent Strains Unveils Genes Involved in Rhizosphere Competence and Colonization – JE Hernández-Salmerón – Journal of Genomics

 

Microbes in the news

Researchers discover new, abundant enzyme that helps bacteria infect animals – Science Daily

Weight Loss Success Determined by Two Gut Microbiota Species – Gen Eng News

Dozens of people got diarrhea from puppy poop bacteria – The Verge

Children infected with rare bacteria during surgery at New Orleans hospital – UPI

‘Microbiomes’ may hold key to kids’ ear infections – UPI

CONDUCTING PLASTIC USED IN TOUCHSCREENS COULD HELP FIGHT — OR GROW — BACTERIA – Digital Trends

Why bacteria ‘shapeshift’ in space – CU Boulder Today

Gut Bacteria May Impact Multiple Sclerosis Progression – Genome Web

ARE BACTERIA THE ANSWERS TO ALL OUR SWEATY PROBLEMS? – Electric Runway

August 31, 2017

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

Events and jobs

Laboratory Manager (Microbiology), Sydney, Australia

Algae Technician, MBD Energy Limited, Townsville 

PhD position: Synthetic Microbiology/Biotechnology, Germany

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

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

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

Synthetic Biologist / Geneticist: Ginkgo Bioworks, Boston, MA

General microbiome

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

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

Pregnancy and early life

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

Human respiratory microbiome

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

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

Oral microbiology

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

Human vaginal microbiome

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

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

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

Human nearly-sterile sites 

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

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

Human gut microbiome

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Animal experiments

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

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

Animal microbiome

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

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

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Water and extremophile microbiome 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Built environment 

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

Probiotics / prebiotics

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

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

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

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

Phages and viruses

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

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

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

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

Bioinformatics

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

Biotechnology

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

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

Wastewater microbiology

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

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

Techniques

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

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

Microbes in the news 

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

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

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

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

August 17, 2017

After two days of holidays on Microbiome Digest, today our blog is a bit longer with many papers in the part of water, soil and gut microbiome. Moreover, check new tools which can be used to deal with microbiome data (MicrobiomeDB and MetaMeta) and some interesting news about microbes in the “Microbes in the news” section. Enjoy the summer (in the lab or on the beach) while reading what is new in microbial world.

Events and jobs

Quality Control Manager, Microbiology, Technical Operations, Marlborough, Massachusetts, US

Assistant/Associate Professor – Microbiology and Immunology (Job ID #83258), Chicago, US

General microbiome

A macroecological theory of microbial biodiversity – William R. Shoemaker – Nature Ecology & Evolution

Community structure follows simple assembly rules in microbial microcosms – Jonathan Friedman – Nature Ecology & Evolution

Solagigasbacteria: Lone genomic giants among the uncultured bacterial phyla – Eric Becraft – bioRxiv

Review: Genomic exploration of the diversity, ecology, and evolution of the archaeal domain of life – Anja Spang – Science

Temperature-Dependent Alkyl Glycerol Ether Lipid Composition of Mesophilic and Thermophilic Sulfate-Reducing Bacteria – Arnauld Vinçon-Laugier – Frontiers in Microbiology

Advances in the analysis of “less-conventional” human body fluids: an overview of the ce- and hplc-ms applications in the years 2015–2017 – Monica Di Venere – Electrophoresis

Pregnancy and early life

Comparison of commercially-available preservatives for maintaining the integrity of bacterial DNA in human milk – Kimberly A.Lackey – Journal of Microbiological Methods

Effects of One-Week Empirical Antibiotic Therapy on the Early Development of Gut Microbiota and Metabolites in Preterm Infants – Danping Zhu – Scientific Reports

Multi-site human microbiome

Genomics-Based Identification of Microorganisms in Human Ocular Body Fluid –  Philipp Kirstahler – bioRxiv

Oral microbiome

Oral microbial community assembly under the influence of periodontitis – Hongju Chen – PLOS One

Subgingival Microbiome of Gingivitis in Chinese Undergraduates – Ke Deng – Chinese Journal of Dental Research

Human skin microbiome

Review: What is new in the pathophysiology of acne, an overview – B. Dréno – Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venerology

The Role of the Skin and Gut Microbiome in Psoriatic Disease – Di Yan – Current Dermatology Reports

Human vaginal microbiome

The Vaginal Microbiome and its Potential to Impact Efficacy of HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis for Women –  Jennifer Velloza – Current HIV/AIDS Reports

The urinary microbiota of men and women and its changes in women during bacterial vaginosis and antibiotic treatment – Cornelia Gottschick – Microbiome

 

Human gut microbiome

Interactions between species introduce spurious associations in microbiome studies – Rajita Menon – bioRxiv

Bacteriophages in the gastrointestinal tract and their implications – Marzanna Łusiak-Szelachowska- Gut Pathogens

Analysis of intestinal microbial communities of cerebral infarction and ischemia patients based on high throughput sequencing technology and glucose and lipid metabolism –  Wenzhen Ji – Molecular Medicine Reports

Brain-gut-microbiota axis and mental health – Timothy G. Dinan – Psychosomatic Medicine

Integrated Analysis of Biopsies from Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients Identifies SAA1 as a Link Between Mucosal Microbes with TH17 and TH22 Cells – Mei San Tang – Inflamatory Bowel Diseases

Gut microbiome response to short-term dietary interventions in reactive hypoglycemia subjects – Sara Quercia –  Diabetes Metabolism Research and Reviews

The Impact of Western Diet and Nutrients on the Microbiota and Immune Response at Mucosal Interfaces – Donjete Statovci –  Frontiers in Immunology

Comparative gut microbiota and resistome profiling of intensive care patients receiving selective digestive tract decontamination and healthy subjects – Elena Buelow – Microbiome

Future prospect of faecal microbiota transplantation as a potential therapy in asthma – Y Kang  – Allergologia et Immunopathologia

Evidence of the Immune Relevance of Prevotella copri, a Gut Microbe, in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis – Annalisa Pianta – Arthritis & Rheumatology

Bacteriophages in the gastrointestinal tract and their implications – Marzanna Łusiak-Szelachowska – Gut Pathogens

The impact of age and gut microbiota on Th17 and Tfh cells in K/BxN autoimmune arthritis – Fei Teng – Arthritis Research & Therapy

Amoxapine Demonstrates Incomplete Inhibition of β-Glucuronidase Activity from Human Gut Microbiota – Wei Yang –  SLAS Discovery

Animal experiments 

Role of intestinal microbiome in American ginseng-mediated colon cancer protection in high fat diet-fed AOM/DSS mice –  C.-Z. Wang –  Clinical and Translational Oncology

The influence of the gut microbiota composition on Campylobacter jejuni colonization in chickens – Zifeng Han – Infection and Immunity

Animal microbiome 

Microbiota of little penguins and short-tailed shearwaters during development – Meagan L. Dewar – PLOS One

Transition of the intestinal microbiota of cats with age – Hiroaki Masuoka – PLOS One

Brief Communication: Climate warming reduces gut microbiota diversity in a vertebrate ectotherm – Elvire Bestion – Nature Ecology & Evolution

Patterns of seasonality and group membership characterize the gut microbiota in a longitudinal study of wild Verreaux’s sifakas (Propithecus verreauxi) – Andrea Springer – Ecology and Evolution

Comparison of the microbial population in rabbits and guinea pigs by next generation sequencing – Edward J. Crowley – PLOS One

Effects of contaminants of emerging concern on Megaselia scalaris (Lowe, Diptera: Phoridae) and its microbial community – Marcus J. Pennington – Scientific Reports

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Influence of heavy metals on rhizosphere microbial communities of Siam weed (Chromolaena odorata (L.)) using a 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing approach – Thanyaporn Ruangdech – Agriculture and Natural Resources

Soil microbial community composition is correlated to soil carbon processing along a boreal wetland formation gradient – Eric J. Chapman – European Journal of Soil Biology

Bacteria from the rhizosphere and tissues of As-hyperaccumulator Pteris vittata and their role in arsenic transformation – Yong-HeHan – Chemosphere

Soil Characteristics Overwhelm Cultivar Effects on the Structure and Assembly of Root-Associated Microbiomes of Modern Maize – LinChen – Pedosphere

Comparative Transcriptomics of Bacillus mycoides Strains in Response to Potato-Root Exudates Reveals Different Genetic Adaptation of Endophytic and Soil Isolates – Yanglei Yi – Frontiers in Microbiology

Soil features in rookeries of Antarctic penguins reveal sea to land biotransport of chemical pollutants – Anna C. Santamans – PLOS One

Shifts in coastal sediment oxygenation cause pronounced changes in microbial community composition and associated metabolism – Elias Broman – Microbiome

Effects of Short-Term Set-Aside Management Practices on Soil Microorganism and Enzyme Activity in China – Guangyu Li – International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

Microbial volatile compounds alter the soil microbial community – Jun Yuan –  Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Metagenomes from deep Baltic Sea sediments reveal how past and present environmental conditions determine microbial community composition – Ian P.G. Marshall – Marine Genomics

A More Comprehensive Community of Ammonia-Oxidizing Archaea (AOA) Revealed by Genomic DNA and RNA Analyses of amoA Gene in Subtropical Acidic Forest Soils – Ruo-Nan Wu – Microbial Ecology

Biophysical processes supporting the diversity of microbial life in soil – Robin Tecon – FEMS Microbiology Reviews

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Effect of short-term, diel changes in environmental conditions on active microbial communities in a salt marsh pond – Patrick J. Kearns – Aquatic Microbial Ecology

Linking Phylogenetic Identity and Biogeochemical Function of Uncultivated Marine Microbes with Novel Mass Spectrometry Techniques –  Samuel Bryson – Thesis, Oregon State University

Effects of alkali types on waste activated sludge (WAS) fermentation and microbial communities – Xiaoling Li – Chemosphere

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

Marinobacter aquaticus sp. nov., a moderately halophilic bacterium from a solar saltern –  María José León –  International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary

Exploring the microbial diversity in Jordanian hot springs by comparative metagenomic analysis – Emad I. Hussein – Microbiology Open

Development of the first gene expression system for Salinicoccus strains with potential application in bioremediation of hypersaline wastewaters – Dahe Zhao – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Bacterial biomes and potential human pathogens in irrigation water and leafy greens from different production systems described using pyrosequencing – M Jongman – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Report: Metabolic Flexibility Underpins Growth Capabilities of the Fastest Growing Alga – Haim Treves – Current Biology

The effects of morphology and neighbouring seaweeds on macroalgal microbiota – Thesis, The University of British Columbia

Relationships between and formation dynamics of the microbiota of consumers, producers, and the environment in an abalone aquatic system – Jing-Zhe Jiang – PLOS One

Vertical gradients in species richness and community composition across the twilight zone in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre – Stephanie A. Sommer – Molecular Ecology

Metagenomic Insights into The Diversity and Functions of Microbial Assemblages in Tasik Kenyir Ecosystem – Mohd Ezhar Mohd Noor –  bioRxiv

The organizing effects of elevated CO2 on competition among estuarine primary producers – Craig S. Young – Scientific Reports

Microbial Community Structure and the Persistence of Cyanobacterial Populations in Salt Crusts of the Hyperarid Atacama Desert from Genome-Resolved Metagenomics – Kari M. Finstad – Frontiers in Microbiology

Draft Genome Sequence of Thiohalobacter thiocyanaticus Strain FOKN1, a Neutrophilic Halophile Capable of Thiocyanate Degradation – Mamoru Oshiki – Genome Announcements

Environmental drivers of a microbial genomic transition zone in the ocean’s interior – Daniel R. Mende – Nature Microbiology

Early photosynthetic eukaryotes inhabited low-salinity habitats – Patricia Sánchez-Baracaldo – PNAS

Microbial dynamics in petroleum oilfields and their relationship with physiological properties of petroleum oil reservoirs – Sunita J.Varjani – Bioresource Technology

Probiotics / prebiotics

Label-free quantitative proteomic analysis of Lactobacillus fermentum NCDC 400 during bile salt exposure – Gurjeet Kaur – Journal of Proteomics

Timely Use of Probiotics in Hospitalized Adults Prevents Clostridium difficile Infection: A Systematic Review With Meta-Regression Analysis – Nicole T. Shen – Gastroenterology

Phages and viruses

Phage in urban wastewater have the potential to disseminate antibiotic resistance – Gayathri Upeksha Gunathilaka – International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents

Bioinformatics

MicrobiomeDB: a systems biology platform for integrating, mining and analyzing microbiome experiments – Francislon Silva de Oliveira – bioRxiv

MetaMeta: integrating metagenome analysis tools to improve taxonomic profiling – Vitor C. Piro – Microbiome

A bioarchitectonic approach to the modular engineering of metabolism – Cheryl A. Kerfeld – Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B

Techniques

Schrödinger’s microbes: Tools for distinguishing the living from the dead in microbial ecosystems – Joanne B. Emerson – Microbiome

A Note: A simple methodology to collect culturable bacteria from feces of Anopheles darlingi (Diptera: Culicidae) – Andrelisse Arruda – Journal of Microbiological Methods

Biotechnology

Predicting Microbial Fuel Cell Biofilm Communities and Bioreactor Performance using Artificial Neural Networks – Keaton Larson – Environmental Science & Technology

Microbial communities as biosensors for monitoring urban environments – Fangqiong Ling – Microbial Biotechnology

Perspectives for microbial community composition in anaerobic digestion: from abundance and activity to connectivity – Jo De Vrieze – Environmental Microbiology

Review: Purification and reuse of non-point source wastewater via Myriophyllum-based integrative biotechnology: A review – Liu F – Bioresource Technology

Improvements in algal lipid production: a systems biology and gene editing approach –  Avik Banerjee – Critical Reviews in Biotechnology

Microbes in the news 

Scientists Make Food From Bacteria, Water, Electricity, and a Whole Lot of Patience

Are you lonesome tonight? Why we, like Elvis, turn to food for comfort

Scientists See Bacteria Responding Electrically to Physical Stimuli for the First Time

Killing bacteria by hacking plastics with silver and electricity

Human Gut Microbes May Help Suppress MS, New Research Suggests 

Unexpected Microbial Life in Glacial Clay Could Offer Antibiotic Solutions

 

 

 

August 13, 2017

Read about commensal fungi, the “nemabiome,” and a follow-up NYT article on the common topic of dirty sponges.

General microbiome

Commensal Fungi in Health and Disease – Jose J. Limon, Cell Host & Microbe

Circadian Coordination of Antimicrobial Responses – Paola Tognini, Cell Host & Microbe

Mechanisms and Regulation of Extracellular DNA Release and Its Biological Roles in Microbial Communities – Alejandra L. Ibáñez de Aldecoa, Frontiers in Microbiology

Pregnancy and early life

Culture independent assessment of human milk microbial community in lactational mastitis – Shriram H. Patel, Scientific Reports

Human gut microbiome

The Gut Microbiota, Food Science, and Human Nutrition: A Timely Marriage – Michael J. Barratt, Cell Host & Microbe

Inflammation, Antibiotics, and Diet as Environmental Stressors of the Gut Microbiome in Pediatric Crohn’s Disease – James D. Lewis, Cell Host & Microbe

Gut microbial profile in primary biliary cholangitis: Towards bioindicators – Sara Lemoinne, Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology

Human oral microbiome

Microbes and Host Response: A relationship in health and disease – Alpdogan Kantarci, Oral Diseases

Human nearly-sterile sites

Profiling the Urinary Microbiome in Men with Positive versus Negative Biopsies for Prostate Cancer – Eva Shrestha, The Journal of Urology

Animal experiments

Beef, Chicken, and Soy Proteins in Diets Induce Different Gut Microbiota and Metabolites in Rats – Zhu Y, Frontiers in Microbiology

Commentary: Dietary Polyphenols Promote Growth of the Gut Bacterium Akkermansia muciniphila and Attenuate High-Fat Diet-Induced Metabolic Syndrome – Blessing O. Anonye, Frontiers in Immunology

Network analysis of gut microbiota literature: an overview of the research landscape in non-human animal studies – Emily L Pascoe, ISME

Animal microbiome

The use of nemabiome metabarcoding to explore gastro-intestinal nematode species diversity and anthelmintic treatment effectiveness in beef calves – Russell W. Avramenko, International Journal for Parasitology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Effects of microcystins contamination on soil enzyme activities and microbial community in two typical lakeside soils – Qing Cao, Environmental Pollution

Compatible Rhizosphere-Competent Microbial Consortium Adds Value to the Nutritional Quality in Edible Parts of Chickpea – Sudheer K. Yadav, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Isolation and Characterization of a Phosphorus-Solubilizing Bacterium from Rhizosphere Soils and Its Colonization of Chinese Cabbage (Brassica campestris ssp. chinensis) – Zhen Wang, Frontiers in Microbiology

Establishing Causality: Opportunities of Synthetic Communities for Plant Microbiome Research – Julia A. Vorholt, Cell Host & Microbe

Pearl Millet Genetic Traits Shape Rhizobacterial Diversity and Modulate Rhizosphere Aggregation – Papa M. S. Ndour, Frontiers in Plant Science

Water and extremophile microbiome

Phylogenetically conserved resource partitioning in the coastal microbial loop – Samuel Bryson, ISME

Probiotics/Prebiotics

Characterization of the Culturable Subpopulations of Lactobacillus in the Chicken Intestinal Tract as a Resource for Probiotic Development – Bishnu Adhikari, Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbes in the news

We Need to Talk Some More About Your Dirty Sponges – Joanna Klein, New York Times

University of California at San Francisco Recruiting MS Patients for Gut Bacteria Study – Carolina Henriques, Multiple Sclerosis News Today

This paper battery is powered by bacteria in your spit – Jeremy Deaton, Popular Science

July 19, 2017

Today’s digest is a long one! There is high diversity of studies, with a high abundance of gut microbiome studies, a few publications on fecal transplant, and some very interesting early life/pregnancy/mother-infant science.  A normal serving of animal studies, of course a nice colony of environmental microbial studies, and a study reporting the presence of bacteria in Alzheimer’s post-mortem brains.

Events and jobs

Postdoctoral research fellow in translational microbiome research – Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology (MTC) at Karolinska Institutet

General microbiome

Commensal bacteria modulate the tumor microenvironment – Theofilos Poutahidis – Cancer Letters

[Review]  The human microbiome – Hubert E. Blum – Advances in Medical Sciences

Microbiome and Metabolome Data Integration Provides Insight Into Health and Disease – Michael Shaffer – Translational Research

Metabolic potential and taxonomic assessment of bacterial community of an environment to chronic industrial discharge – Neelam Devpura – International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation

Impact of the Microbiota on Bacterial Infections during Cancer Treatment – Jessica Galloway-Peña – Trends in Microbiology

Pregnancy and early life

** The Bacterial Ecosystem of Mother’s Milk and Infant’s Mouth and Gut – Elana Biagi – Frontiers in Microbiology | Evolutionary and Genomic Microbiology

* What’s Normal? Immune Profiling of Human Milk from Healthy Women Living in Different Geographical and Socioeconomic Settings – Lorena Ruiz – Frontiers in Immunology | Nutritional Immunology

Microbiome Associated with Severe Caries in Canadian First Nations Children – M. Agnello – Journal of Dental Research

* Bacterial communities found in placental tissues are associated with severe chorioamnionitis and adverse birth outcomes – Ronan M. Doyle – PLoS One

Human oral microbiome

Characterization of Oral Microbiota in Removable Dental Prosthesis Users: Influence of Arterial Hypertension – Leila Maria Marchi-Alves – BioMed Research International

Human vaginal microbiome

The association between ethnicity and vaginal microbiota composition in Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Hanneke Borgdorff – PLoS One

Human nearly-sterile sites

** 16S rRNA Next Generation Sequencing Analysis Shows Bacteria in Alzheimer’s Post-Mortem Brain – David C. Emery – Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience

Human gut microbiome

The Gut Microbiota of Healthy Chilean Subjects Reveals a High Abundance of the Phylum Verrucomicrobia – Sayaka Fujio-Vejar – Frontiers in Microbiology | Microbial Symbioses

*[Review] Significance of Microbiota in Obesity and Metabolic Diseases and the Modulatory Potential by Medicinal Plant and Food Ingredients – Hoda M. Eid – Frontiers in Pharmacology | Ethnopharmacology

MOLECULAR CHARACTERIZATION OF FECAL MICROBIOTA OF HEALTHY CHINESE TOBACCO SMOKER SUBJECTS IN SHAANXI PROVINCE, XI’AN CHINA – Ishaq HM – Journal of Ayub Medical College

The Microbiome in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Trauma-Exposed Controls: An Exploratory Study – Hemmings, Sian M.J – Psychosomatic Medicine

The Impact of Gut Microbiota on Gender-Specific Differences in Immunity – Floris Fransen – Frontiers in Immunology | Nutritional Immunology

Involvement of gut microbiota in the association between gastrointestinal motility and 5‑HT expression/M2 macrophage abundance in the gastrointestinal tract – Mo Yang – Molecular Medicine Reports

Correspondence: Fecal Microbiota Transplant from a Rational Stool Donor Improves Hepatic Encephalopathy: A Randomized Clinical Trial – Benjamin H Mullish – Hepatology

Going to the Bank: Fecal Microbiota Transplantation in Pediatrics – Elaine Barfield – Clinical Pediatrics

INTERRELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN GUT MICROBIOTA AND HOST: Paradigms, Role in Neurodegenerative Diseases and Future Prospects – Villarraso JC – CNS & Neurological Disorders Drug Targets

Faecal microbiota transplant: a novel biological approach to extensively drug-resistant organism-related non-relapse mortality – Innes AJ – Bone Marrow Transplantation

* Gut microbiota is critical for the induction of chemotherapy-induced pain – Shiqian Shen – Nature Neuroscience

Relationships between Gastrointestinal Microbiota and Blood Group Antigens – Anuhya Gampa – Physiological Genomics

[Masters Thesis] Evaluating the Effectiveness of Select Bacteria Against Clostridium difficile – Choquette, Kelsey Rose – Iowa State University, ProQuest Dissertations Publishing

* Potential and active functions in the gut microbiota of a healthy human cohort – Alessandro Tanca – Microbiome

[Letter to Editor] The necessity of gut microbiome characterization in diseases prevention and therapy – Sama Rezasoltani – Gastroenterology and Hepatology from Bed to Bench

[Review Article] The Intricate Interaction between Enteric Microbiota and Brain: Principles and Clinical Implications – Giovanni Gherardi – Journal of Digestive Diseases and Hepatology

Gut microbiota dysbiosis associated with glucose metabolism disorders and the metabolic syndrome in older adults – K Lippert – Beneficial Microbes

Animal experiments

Western Diet–Induced Dysbiosis in Farnesoid X Receptor Knockout Mice Causes Persistent Hepatic Inflammation after Antibiotic Treatment – Prasant K – The American Journal of Pathology

Grape pomace improves performance, antioxidant status, fecal microbiota and meat quality of piglets – I. Kafantaris – Animal

Animal microbiome

Microorganisms of the Intestinal Microbiota of Oncorhynchus Mykiss Produce Antagonistic Substances Against Bacteria Contaminating Food and Causing Disease in Humans – Lobos O – Italian Journal of Food Safety

Population-Specific Responses to Interspecific Competition in the Gut Microbiota of Two Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar) Populations – Xiaoping He – Microbial Ecology

Habitat and indigenous gut microbes contribute to the plasticity of gut microbiome in oriental river prawn during rapid environmental change – Cheng-Yu Chen – PLoS One

Vertically and horizontally transmitted microbial symbionts shape the gut microbiota ontogenesis of a skin-mucus feeding discus fish progeny – François-Étienne Sylvain – Scientific Reports

Microbiome overview in swine lungs – Franciele Maboni Siqueira – PLoS One

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Integrated metagenomics and molecular ecological network analysis of bacterial community composition during the phytoremediation of cadmium-contaminated soils by bioenergy crops – Zhaojin Chen – Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Dynamics of Soil Bacterial Communities Over a Vegetation Season Relate to Both Soil Nutrient Status and Plant Growth Phenology – Davide Francioli – Microbial Ecology

Microbial Populations of Stony Meteorites: Substrate Controls on First Colonizers – Alastair W. Tait – Frontiers in Microbiology | Extreme Microbiology

Microbial functional diversity covaries with permafrost thaw-induced environmental heterogeneity in tundra soil – Mengting M. Yuan – Global Change Biology

[PrePrint] Conditionally rare taxa contribute but do not account for prokaryotic community changes in soils – Rachel Kaminsky – bioRxiv

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Performance and bacterial community structure of a 10-years old constructed mangrove wetland – Tingting Tian – Marine Pollution Bulletin

A comparative study revealed first insights into the diversity and metabolisms of the microbial communities in the sediments of Pacmanus and Desmos hydrothermal fields – Hai-liang Wang – PLoS One

Microbial Composition and Diversity Patterns in Deep Hyperthermal Aquifers from the Western Plain of Romania – Cecilia M. Chiriac – Microbiology of Aquatic Systems

Built environment

Pilot study to determine if microbial contamination levels in hospital washrooms are associated with hand drying method – Mark H. Wilcox – Journal of Hospital Infection

Probiotics / prebiotics

Arachidonic acid sex-dependently affects obesity through linking gut microbiota-driven inflammation to hypothalamus-adipose-liver axis – Pan Zhuang – BBA

Functional Characterization of Novel Faecalibacterium prausnitzii Strains Isolated from Healthy Volunteers: A Step Forward in the Use of F. prausnitzii as a Next-Generation Probiotic – Rebeca Martin – Frontiers in Microbiology | Food Microbiology

Bioinformatics

* Abundance estimation and differential testing on strain level in metagenomics data – Martina Fischer – Bioinformatics

Techniques

Development and Use of a Real-Time Quantitative PCR Method for Detecting and Quantifying Equol-Producing Bacteria in Human Faecal Samples and Slurry Cultures – Lucía Vázquez – Frontiers in Microbiology | Food Microbiology

Next-generation Sequencing of the DNA Virome from Fecal Samples – Monaco CL – Bio-protocol

Synthetic multispecies microbial communities reveals shifts in secondary metabolism and facilitates cryptic natural product discovery – Yutong Shi – Environmental Microbiology

Whole-genome sequencing of eukaryotes: From sequencing of DNA fragments to a genome assembly – K. S. Zadesenets – Russian Journal of Genetics

Microbes on the market

Microbiome Sequencing Services Market: trends, analysis, Overview, forecast up to 2021

Ed’s non-microbiology picks

Heavy metal accumulation by Saccharomyces cerevisiae cells armed with metal binding hexapeptides targeted to the inner face of the plasma membrane – Lavinia Liliana Ruta –Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Fracking can contaminate rivers and lakes with radioactive material, study finds

Subacute normobaric oxygen and hyperbaric oxygen therapy in drowning, reversal of brain volume loss: a case report – Paul G Harch – Medical Gas Research

No Effect of Commercial Cognitive Training on Neural Activity During Decision-Making – Joseph W. Kable – Journal of Neuroscience

Health Insurance Expansion and Incidence of Out‐of‐Hospital Cardiac Arrest: A Pilot Study in a US Metropolitan Community – Eric C. Stecker – Journal of the American Heart Association