December 12, 2017

Today we have quite a long Microbiome Digest, with many papers in Human Gut , Water, Plant/Soil Microbiome and Probiotics Sections. Among many interesting papers today, check an essay by Stilianos Louca “Probing the metabolism of microorganisms” and a perspective by Cesar de la Fuente “Neuromicrobiology: how microbes influence the brain “.

Events and jobs

LabTechnician/Microbiology, Kalamazoo, MI 49001

Instructional Associate- Microbiology, Fort Worth, TX

Visiting Professor (Part Time) Microbiology Jacksonville, FL Campus

Assistant Professor in Food Microbiology/Safety, Edinburg, Texas (US)

General microbiome

Probing the metabolism of microorganisms – Stilianos Louca – Science

Pregnancy and early life

Persistence of Supplemented Bifidobacterium longum subsp. infantis EVC001 in Breastfed Infants – Steven A. Frese – mSphere

 

 

Human nearly-sterile sites 

Perspective: Neuromicrobiology: how microbes influence the brain – Cesar de la Fuente-Nunez – ACS Chemical Neuroscience

Assessment of the comparability of CLSI, EUCAST and Stokes antimicrobial susceptibility profiles for Escherichia coli uropathogenic isolates – C O’Halloran – British Journal of Biomedical Science

Human gut microbiome

Gut epithelial vitamin D receptor regulates microbiota-dependent mucosal inflammation by suppressing intestinal epithelial cell apoptosis – Lei He – Endocrinology

The long-term effects of faecal microbiota transplantation for gastrointestinal symptoms and general health in patients with recurrent Clostridium difficile infection – J. Jalanka – Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics

Vitamin A deficiency in mice alters host and gut microbial metabolism leading to altered energy homeostasis – Yuan Tian – The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry

Changes in the gut microbiota composition and the plasma ghrelin level in patients with Helicobacter pylori-infected patients with eradication therapy – Hidetaka Yanagi – Gut Microbiota

Perspectives: Gut microbiota–derived short-chain fatty acids and kidney diseases – Lingzhi Li –  Drug Design, Development and Therapy

Metabolic retroconversion of trimethylamine N-oxide and the gut microbiota – Lesley Hoyles – bioRxiv

Changes in the gut microbiota composition and the plasma ghrelin level in patients with Helicobacter pylori-infected patients with eradication therapy  – Hidetaka Yanagi – Gut Microbiota

Enteric Microbiome Markers as Early Predictors of Clinical Outcome in Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant: Results of a Prospective Study in Adult Patients – Nicasio Mancini – Open Forum Infectious Diseases

The long-term effects of faecal microbiota transplantation for gastrointestinal symptoms and general health in patients with recurrent Clostridium difficile infection – J. Jalanka – Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics

Gut Microbiota and Host Juvenile Growth – Martin Schwarzer – Calcified Tissue International

Disruption of the Gut Ecosystem by Antibiotics – Mi Young Yoon – Yonsei Med Journal

Animal experiments 

Removal of the cecum affects intestinal fermentation, enteric bacterial community structure, and acute colitis in mice – Kirsty Brown – Gut Microbes

Influenza A virus subtype H9N2 infection disrupts the composition of intestinal microbiota of chickens – Alexander Yitbarek – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Comparision of the intestinal musocal microbiota in dogs diagnosed with idiopathic inflamatorz bowel disease and dogs with food/responsive diarrhea before and after treatement – K. Kalenyak – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Lysine Restriction Affects Feed Intake and Amino Acid Metabolism via Gut Microbiome in Piglets – Yin J – Logo Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry

Animal microbiome

SPM-1-producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa ST277 clone recovered from microbiota of migratory birds – Willames M.B.S.Martins – Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Ravibacter arvi gen. nov., sp. nov., isolated from farmland soil during development of new culture techniques – Dhiraj Kumar Chaudhary – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Mangrovitalea sediminis gen. nov., sp. nov., a member of the family Alteromonadaceae isolated from mangrove sediment – Hu Liao – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Prolonged exposure does not increase soil microbial community compositional response to warming along geothermal gradients – Dajana Radujković – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Plant–soil feedbacks promote negative frequency dependence in the coexistence of two aridland grasses – Y. Anny Chung – Proceedings of the Royal Society B

Draft genome sequence of Bacillus velezensis 2A-2B strain: a rhizospheric inhabitant of Sporobolus airoides (Torr.) Torr., with antifungal activity against root rot causing phytopathogens – Inés Martínez-Raudales – Standards in Genomic Sciences

Rhizosphere Microorganisms: Application of Plant Beneficial Microbes in Biological Control of Weeds – Satyavir S. Sindhu – Microorganisms for Green Revolution

Shifts in bacterial and fungal diversity in a paddy soil faced with phosphorus surplus – Ming Liu – Biology and Fertility of Soils

Water and extremophile microbiome

Strategies and ecological roles of algicidal bacteria – Nils Meyer – FEMS Microbiology Reviews

Contrasting patterns of genome-level diversity across distinct co-occurring bacterial populations – Sarahi L. Garcia – ISME Journal

The predictability of a lake phytoplankton community, from hours to years – Mridul K. Thomas – bioRxiv

Oceaniglobus indicus gen. nov., sp. nov., a member of the family Rhodobacteraceae isolated from surface seawater –  Jianyang Li –  International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Nitrosopumilus maritimus gen. nov., sp. nov., Nitrosopumilus cobalaminigenes sp. nov., Nitrosopumilus oxyclinae sp. nov., and Nitrosopumilus ureiphilus sp. nov., four marine ammonia-oxidizing archaea of the phylum Thaumarchaeota – Wei Qin – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

A new niche for anoxygenic phototrophs as endoliths – Daniel Roush – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Quantitative Analysis of O2 and Fe2+ Profiles in Gradient Tubes for Cultivation of Microaerophilic Iron(II)-Oxidizing Bacteria – U. Lueder – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Metabolic versatility of small archaea Micrarchaeota and Parvarchaeota – Lin-Xing Chen –  ISME Journal

Diversity patterns of microbial eukaryotes mirror those of bacteria in Antarctic cryoconite holes – Pacifica Sommers – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Linking bacterial community structure to advection and environmental impact along a coast-fjord gradient of the Sognefjord, western Norway – Julia E.Storesund – Progress in Oceanography

Bacterial Succession on Sinking Particles in the Ocean’s Interior -Erik A. Pelve – Frontiers in Microbiology

Growth of Nitrosococcus-Related Ammonia Oxidizing Bacteria Coincides with Extremely Low pH Values in Wastewater with High Ammonia Content – Alexandra Fumasoli – Environmental Science & Technolology

Characteristics of Bacterial Communities in Cyanobacteria-Blooming Aquaculture Wastewater Influenced by the Phytoremediation with Water Hyacinth – Qing Zhou – Water

Biodegradation of phenol by cold-adapted bacteria from Antarctic soils – Gillian Li Yin Lee – Polar Biology

Built environment 

Bacterial community evolutions driven by organic matter and powder activated carbon in simultaneous anammox and denitrification (SAD) process – Cheng-Hao Ge – Bioresource Technology

Food microbiology

The Role of Oligosaccharides in Host-Microbial Interactions for Human Health –  Sarah Ross – Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology

Probiotics / prebiotics

An in vivo assessment of the cholesterol-lowering efficacy of Lactobacillus plantarum ECGC 13110402 in normal to mildly hypercholesterolaemic adults – Adele Costabile – PLOS One

Can Probiotics Reduce Diarrhea and Infant Mortality in Africa?: The Project of a Pilot Study – Mario Del Piano – Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology

Searching for the Perfect Homeostasis: Five Strains of Bifidobacterium longum From Centenarians Have a Similar Behavior in the Production of Cytokines –  Stefania Nicola – Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology

In Vitro Inhibition of Klebsiella pneumoniae by Lactobacillus delbrueckii Subsp. delbrueckii LDD01 (DSM 22106): An Innovative Strategy to Possibly Counteract Such Infections in Humans? – Luca Mogna – Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology

Protective Role of Postbiotic Mediators Secreted by Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG Versus Lipopolysaccharide-induced Damage in Human Colonic Smooth Muscle Cells –  Alessia Cicenia – Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology

In Vitro Activity of Lactobacillus fermentum LF5 Against Different Candida Species and Gardnerella vaginalis: A New Perspective to Approach Mixed Vaginal Infections? –  Francesca Deidda- Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology

Probiotics are a good choice in remission of inflammatory bowel diseases: A meta analysis and systematic review – Mahboube Ganji-Arjenaki – Journal of Cellular Physiology

Optimization of the quenching and extraction procedures for a metabolomic analysis of Lactobacillus plantarum – Qin Yang – Analytical Biochemistry

Phages and viruses

Internalization of a polysialic acid-binding Escherichia  colibacteriophage into eukaryotic neuroblastoma cells – Timo A. Leht – Nature Communication

The human respiratory virome after lung transplantation for COPD: A single centre, prospective, longitudinal study – A.B. Mitchell – Respiratory Medicine

Virome Capture Sequencing in Castleman Disease Identifies Associations with Herpesviridae Family Members but No Novel Viruses – Christopher Sheild Nabel – Blood

Bioinformatics

Multiplexed droplet single-cell RNA-sequencing using natural genetic variation – Hyun Min Kang – Nature Biotechnology

CONSTAX: a tool for improved taxonomic resolution of environmental fungal ITS sequences – Kristi Gdanetz – BMC Bioinformatics

Biotechnology

Engineered synthetic scaffolds for organizing proteins within the bacterial cytoplasm – Matthew J Lee – Nature Chemical Biology

Engineering chemical interactions in microbial communities – Douglas J. Kenny – Chemical Society Reviews

Cyclic lipopeptide signature as fingerprinting for the screening of halotolerant Bacillus strains towards microbial enhanced oil recovery – Bárbara C. S. Farias – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Techniques

Low cost, low tech SNP genotyping tools for resource-limited areas: Plague in Madagascar as a model – Cedar L. Mitchell – PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases

Metagenomic binning and association of plasmids with bacterial host genomes using DNA methylation – John Beaulaurier – Nature Biotechnology

Microbes in the news 

Bacteria discovery in Antarctica prompts rethink of humanity’s search for alien life

When Lemur Families Cuddle, They Share Important Gut Bacteria

$3.9 million supports research to turn bacteria into biofuel producers

Bacteria and Art

Meet the Penn students using medical gauze and bacteria to create art for ‘speculative worlds’

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December 5, 2017

Today we have interesting reviews, one about proteomics and human microbiome by C.A. Kolmedar, the other about oral microbiome by L.P.Shaw and the third about human gut virome by L.A. Ogilvie. In Water section you can read the study by V.J. Koles who developed a model that simulates metagenomes and metatranscriptomes for comparison with observations. In section Bioinformatics you can read about new tools MetaLab and ASAR while in non-microbiology pics you can check podcast “Dances with rocks” with A. Denton, geologist and planetary scientist who wants to dance on Mars. Enjoy!

Jobs

Microbiology Supervisor, Rockville, Maryland

Associate Bioengineer II, Analytical R&D, Warren, NJ

Events

9th Congress of Microbiology and Parasitology Kicks Off in Cuba

General microbiome

Microbially Mediated Electrosynthesis Processes – Mohita Sharma – Microbial Fuell Cell

Development of Suitable Anode Materials for Microbial Fuel Cells – Thi Hiep Han – Microbial Fuel Cell

Progress and Future Direction of Chromosome-Centric Human Proteome Project – Young-Ki Paik – Journal of Proteome Research

Review: Proteomics and the human microbiome: where we are today and where we would like to be – Carolin Adriane Kolmeder – Emerging Topics in Life Sciences

March of the Microbes: Harnessing the Power of the Human Microbiome to Improve Health and Target Disease – Helen Albert – Clinical OMICs

In vitro models of the human microbiota and microbiome – Julie A.K. McDonald – Emerging Topics in Life Sciences

Pregnancy and early life

Development of the Microbiota in Infants and its Role in Maturation of the Gut Mucosa and the Immune System – Cecilia Ximenez – Archives of Medical Research

Human nearly-sterile sites

The Influence of Age and Sex on Ocular Surface Microbiota in Healthy Adults -Xiaofeng Wen – Immunology and Microbiology

Human respiratory microbiome

Pneumococcal vaccine impacts on the population genomics of non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae – David W Cleary – bioRxiv

The nasopharyngeal microbiome – David W. Cleary- Emerging Topics in Life Sciences

The lung microbiome in health and disease – Miriam F Moffatt – Clinical Medicine

New Strategies and Challenges in Lung Proteomics and Metabolomics. An Official American Thoracic Society Workshop Report – Russell P. Bowler – Annals of the American Thoracic Society

Fungal microbiota in chronic airway inflammatory disease and emerging relationships with the host immune response – Irene Zhang – Frontiers in Microbiology

Oral microbiome

Nonleachable Imidazolium-Incorporated Composite for Disruption of Bacterial Clustering, Exopolysaccharide-Matrix Assembly, and Enhanced Biofilm Removal – Geelsu Hwang – ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces

Review: The oral microbiome – Liam P. Shaw – Emerging Topics in Life Sciences

Use of Probiotics and Oral Health – Robert P. Allaker – Current Oral Health Reports

Subgingival Microbiome Colonization and Cytokine Production during Early Dental Implant Healing – Jeffrey B. Payne – mSphere

Human vaginal microbiome

The human female urogenital microbiome: complexity in normality – David A. MacIntyre – Emerging Topics in Life Sciences

Human gut microbiome

Gut microbiome production of short-chain fatty acids and obesity in children – Selvasankar Murugesan – European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases

The gut microbiome and hypertension – Pevsner-Fischer – Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension

In vitro models of the human microbiota and microbiome – Julie A.K. McDonald – Emerging Topics in Life Sciences

Culturomics and Amplicon-based Metagenomic Approaches for the Study of Fungal Population in Human Gut Microbiota – Ibrahim Hamad – Scientific Reports

Lymphatic system and gut microbiota affect immunopathology of neuroinflammatory diseases, including multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis optica and Alzheimer’s disease – Ikuo Tsunoda – Clinical & Experimental Neuroimmunology

Effect of different treatments and alcohol addiction on gut microbiota in minimal hepatic encephalopathy patients – Zan Zuo – Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine

Microbes Tickling Your Tummy: the Importance of the Gut-Brain Axis in Parkinson’s Disease – Paula Perez-Pardo – Current Behavioral Neuroscience Reports

Gancao-Gansui combination impacts gut microbiota diversity and related metabolic functions – Jingao Yu – Journal of Ethnopharmacology

Gut microbiome production of short-chain fatty acids and obesity in children – Selvasankar Murugesan – European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases

Gut microbiota in human SLE and a mouse model of lupus – Xin M. Luo – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

The interaction between smoking, alcohol and the gut microbiome – Gabriele Capurso – Best Practice & Research Clinical Gastroenterology

Animal experiments

Lactation-related metabolic mechanism investigated based on mammary gland metabolomics and 4 biofluids’ metabolomics relationships in dairy cows – Hui-Zeng Sun – BMC Genomics

Differences in the gut microbiota of dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) fed a natural diet or a commercial feed revealed by the Illumina MiSeq platform – Junhyung Kim – Gut Pathogens

Chronic glucocorticoid treatment induced circadian clock disorder leads to lipid metabolism and gut microbiota alterations in rats – Tao Wu – Life Sciences

Animal microbiome

Gut microbiota composition is associated with environmental landscape in honey bees – Julia C Jones –  Ecology and Evolution

Microbiota and environmental stress: how pollution affects microbial communities in Manila clams – M. Milan – Aquatic Toxicology

Analysis of the bacterial microbiome in the small octopus, Octopus variabilis, from South Korea to detect the potential risk of foodborne illness and to improve product management – Jin-JaeLee  – Food Research International

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Studies on mycorrhizal biodiversity in medicinal plant species of Pookode lake area, Wayanad, Kerala, India – Saranya Babu Jayaprakash C.M. – Annals of Plant Sciences

Effects of Iron Amendments on the Speciation of Arsenic in the Rice Rhizosphere after Drainage – Noriko Yamaguchi – Soils

Continuous application of different organic additives can suppress tomato disease by inducing the healthy rhizospheric microbiota through alterations to the bulk soil microflora – Hongjun Liu – Plant and Soil

Seasonal changes in a maize-based polyculture of central Mexico reshape the co-occurrence networks of soil bacterial communities – Eria A. Rebollar – Frontiers in Microbiology

Evolution of microbial communities during electrokinetic treatment of antibiotic-polluted soil – Hongna Li – Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Roles of different active metal-reducing bacteria in arsenic release from arsenic-contaminated paddy soil amended with biochar – Jiang-taoQiao – Journal of Hazardous Materials

Legume crop rotation suppressed nitrifying microbial community in a sugarcane cropping soil – Chanyarat Paungfoo-Lonhienne – Scientific Reports

Responses of soil nutrients and microbial communities to three restoration strategies in a karst area, southwest China – Dejun Li – Journal of Environmental Management

Microbial community structure and soil pH correspond to methane production in Arctic Alaska soils – Robert Wagner – Environmental Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Ocean biogeochemistry modeled with emergent trait-based genomics – V. J. Coles – Science

Bacterial Community Profiling of Waters from Aquaculture and Non-aquaculture Sites within Taal Lake Ecosystem through 16S rDNA Analysis – Leslie Michelle M. Dalmacio – The Philippine Journal of Health Research and Development

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

Microbial communities shaped by treatment processes in a drinking water treatment plant and their contribution and threat to drinking water safety – Qi Li – Frontiers in Microbiology

Diversity of microbial communities and quantitative chemodiversity in layers of marine sediment cores from an causeway (Kaichu-Doro) in Okinawa Island, Japan – Taha Soliman – Frontiers in Microbiology

Bacterial Diversity and Biogeochemistry of Two Marine Shallow-Water Hydrothermal Systems off Dominica (Lesser Antilles) – Petra Pop Ristova – Frontiers in Microbiology

Spatially distinct, temporally stable microbial populations mediate biogeochemical cycling at and below the seafloor in hydrothermal vent fluids – Caroline S. Fortunato –  Environmental Microbiology

Functional diversity and redundancy across fish gut, sediment and water bacterial communities – Arthur Escalas – Environmental Microbiology

Built environment

Archaeal and Bacterial Community Structure in an Anaerobic Digestion Reactor (Lagoon Type) Used for Biogas Production at a Pig Farm – Pampillón-González L – Journal of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology

Bacterial perspectives on the dissemination of antibiotic resistance genes in domestic wastewater bio-treatment systems: beneficiary to victim – Dong Wu – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Effect of ammonia on the active microbiome and metagenome and from stable full-scale digesters – J.Ruiz-Sánchez – Bioresource Technology

Droplet distribution and airborne bacteria in an experimental shower unit – C.E.Estrada-Perez – Water Research

Food Microbiology

Environmental Microbiota Drives Microbial Succession and Metabolic Profiles during Chinese Liquor Fermentation – Xueshan Wang – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Shotgun metagenomics and volatilome profile of the microbiota of fermented sausages -Ilario Ferrocino –  Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Probiotics / prebiotics

Bifidobacterium longum 1714 as a translational psychobiotic: modulation of stress, electrophysiology and neurocognition in healthy volunteers – A P Allen  – Translational Psychiatry

Phage and viruses

High HPV16 E6 viral load in the oral cavity is associated with an increased number of bacteria: A preliminary study – Hideo Shigeishi – Biomedical Reports

Kullback Leibler divergence in complete bacterial and phage genomes – Sajia Akhter – PeerJ

Review: The human gut virome: form and function – Lesley A. Ogilvie – Emerging Topics in Life Sciences

Deep sequencing reveals high bacterial diversity and phylogenetic novelty in pit mud from Luzhou Laojiao cellars for Chinese strong-flavor Baijiu – Mao-KeLiu – Food Research International

Bioinformatics

Accurate Determination of Bacterial Abundances in Human Metagenomes Using Full-length 16S Sequencing Reads – Fanny Perraudeau – bioRxiv

MetaLab: an automated pipeline for metaproteomic data analysis – Kai Cheng – Microbiome

ASAR: visual analysis of metagenomes in R – Askarbek Orakov – Bioinformatics

Bacteria & Biofuels

Metabolome analysis reveals a role for glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate dehydrogenase in the inhibition of C. thermocellum by ethanol – Liang Tian – Biotechnology for Biofuels

Biophotovoltaics: Conversion of Light Energy to Bioelectricity Through Photosynthetic Microbial Fuel Cell Technology – Rashmi Chandra – Microbial Fuel Cell

Techniques

Electron microscopy reveals unique nano forms of bacterial spores – Sumanta Ghosh – bioRxiv

Continuous and High-throughput Electromechanical Lysis of Bacterial Pathogens using Ion Concentration Polarization – Minseok Kim – Analytical Chemistry

Microbes in the news

A New Antibiotic Weakness—Drugs Themselves Help Bacteria Survive

Exercise Changes Gut Microbial Composition Independent of Diet, Study Shows

Bacteria and obesity: Reviewing the connection between gut bacteria, obesity, and diet

Bacteria & Art

Bacteria Collection of Icons Vector Illustration

Tina’s non microbiology picks

PODCAST: This Scientist Wants To Dance On Mars (And She Just Might Make That Happen)

How to Review a Manuscript

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

 

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