Friday, July 19th

Happy Friday! Today’s digest includes the microbiome of plankton, viral diversity of ticks, and a review of microbiome engineering. Enjoy!

General microbiome

Homeorhesis and ecological succession quantified in synthetic microbial ecosystems – Chuang – PNAS

Human nearly-sterile sites

Insights into the Microbiome of Breast Implants and Periprosthetic Tissue in Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma – Walker – Scientific Reports

Human gut microbiome

Review: Precision Medicine Goes Microscopic: Engineering the Microbiome to Improve Drug Outcomes – Lam – Cell Host & Microbe

A structured weight loss program increases gut microbiota phylogenetic diversity and reduces levels of Collinsella in obese type 2 diabetics: A pilot study – Frost – PLoS One

Animal experiments

Changes in cecal microbiota community of suckling piglets infected with porcine epidemic diarrhea virus – Tan – PLoS One

Animal microbiome

Cicadae pupa promotes metabolites synthesis of Isaria cicadae, a dominant species in cicada flowers microbiota – Chunyu – Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Experimental Evidence for Adaptation to Species-Specific Gut Microbiota in House Mice – Moeller – mSphere

Fecal microbiota of different reproductive stages of the central population of the lesser-long nosed bat, Leptonycteris yerbabuenae – Gaona – PLoS One

Diel transcriptional response of a California Current plankton microbiome to light, low iron, and enduring viral infection – Kolody – ISME

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Preprint: Maize residues changes soil fungal composition and decrease soil microbial co-ocurrence networks complexity – Cobo-Diaz – BioRxiv

Water and extremophile microbiome

Impacts of continuous inflow of low concentrations of silver nanoparticles on biological performance and microbial communities of aerobic heterotrophic wastewater biofilm – Alizadeh – Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Phages and viruses

Preprint: Metagenomic exploration of viral diversity and virus-host interactions in a deep freshwater lake – Okazaki – BioRxiv

Preprint: Identification and evolution of avian endogenous foamy viruses – Chen – BioRxiv

Viral Diversity of Tick Species Parasitizing Cattle and Dogs in Trinidad and Tobago – Sameroff – Scientific Reports

Bioinformatics

Predictive metabolomic profiling of microbial communities using amplicon or metagenomic sequences – Mallick – Nature Communications

Heterogeneity spacers in 16S rDNA primers improve analysis of mouse gut microbiomes via greater nucleotide diversity – Jensen – BioTechniques

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January 15, 2019

Highlights today include the organisms in the healthy infant intestinal microbiome that protect against food allergy, an algorithm to predict aging based on the gut microbiome, and how bacteria adapt to life on the International Space Station. Enjoy!

Pregnancy and early life
Healthy infants harbor intestinal bacteria that protect against food allergy – Taylor Feehley – Nature Medicine

Human gut microbiome
Preprint: Human microbiome aging clocks based on deep learning and tandem of permutation feature importance and accumulated local effects – Fedor Galkin – bioRxiv
(Covered in popular press as Your Gut Microbiome Could Actually Reveal Your Age, Study Shows)

Preprint: The virome in adult monozygotic twins with concordant or discordant gut microbiomes – J. Leonardo Moreno-Gallego – bioRxiv

Human nearly-sterile sites
Review: Microbiome–metabolome reveals the contribution of gut–kidney axis on kidney disease – Yuan-Yuan Chen – Journal of Translational Medicine

Animal experiments
Lactobacillus sakei Alleviates High-fat Diet-induced Obesity and Anxiety in Mice by Inducing AMPK Activation and SIRT1 Expression and Inhibiting Gut Microbiota-mediated NF-κB Activation – Hyo-Min Jang – Molecular Nutrition and Food Research

Aqueous raw and ripe Pu-erh tea extracts alleviate obesity and alter cecal microbiota composition and function in diet-induced obese rats – Yun Xia – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Impact of intramammary inoculation of inactivated Lactobacillus rhamnosus and antibiotics on the milk microbiota of water buffalo with subclinical mastitis – Carlotta Catozzi – PLOS One

Plant, root, and soil microbiome
Superior dispersal ability can lead to persistent ecological dominance throughout succession – Primrose J. Boynton – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Plant growth-promoting rhizobacterium Pseudomonas PS01 induces salt tolerance in Arabidopsis thaliana – Thanh Nguyen Chu – BMC Research Notes

Diversity analysis of the rhizospheric and endophytic bacterial communities of Senecio vulgaris L. (Asteraceae) in an invasive range – Dandan Cheng – PeerJ\

Antifungal potential of bacterial rhizosphere isolates associated with three ethno-medicinal plants (poppy, chamomile, and nettle) – Marija Mojicevic – International Microbiology

Analysis of uranium removal capacity of anaerobic granular sludge bacterial communities under different initial pH conditions – Taotao Zeng – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Water and extremophile microbiomes
An interspecies malate–pyruvate shuttle reconciles redox imbalance in an anaerobic microbial community – Po-Hsiang Wang – The ISME Journal

Bacterial community assembly in a typical estuarine marsh with multiple environmental gradients – Zhiyuan Yao – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Effects of salinity on microbialite-associated production in Great Salt Lake, Utah – Melody R. Lindsay – Ecology

Preprint: Capturing the Diversity of Subsurface Microbiota – Choice of Carbon Source for Microcosm Enrichment and Isolation of Groundwater Bacteria – Xiaoqin Wu – bioRxiv

Genetic Evidence for Two Carbon Fixation Pathways (the Calvin-Benson-Bassham Cycle and the Reverse Tricarboxylic Acid Cycle) in Symbiotic and Free-Living Bacteria – Maxim Rubin-Blum – mSphere

Techniques
Generation of 13C-labeled MUC5AC mucin oligosaccharides for stable isotope probing of host-associated microbial communities – Clayton Evert – ACS Infectious Diseases

Transomics data-driven, ensemble kinetic modeling for system-level understanding and engineering of the cyanobacteria central metabolism – Hiroki Nishiguchi – Metabolic Engineering

Built environment/Microbes in Space
Pangenomic Approach To Understanding Microbial Adaptations within a Model Built Environment, the International Space Station, Relative to Human Hosts and Soil – Ryan A. Blaustein – mSystems
(Covered in the popular press as Good news: space bacteria (probably) aren’t evolving to destroy us)

Science, publishing, and career
Preprint: Tracking the popularity and outcomes of all bioRxiv preprints – Richard J. Abdill – bioRxiv

December 19, 2018

Toady’s digest features research that gives insight on the formation of lower respiratory tract microbiota in infants and the differential role of TL1A in acute and chronic colitis.

General microbiome

Profiling mycobacterial communities in pulmonary nontuberculous mycobacterial disease – Steven A. Cowman – PLOS ONE


Pregnancy and early life

*Early-Life Formation of the Microbial and Immunological Environment of the Human Airways – CélinePattaroni – Cell Host & Microbe


Human reproductive microbiome

Review: Uterine microbiome—low biomass and high expectations – Iolanda Garcia-Grau – Biology of Reproduction


Human respiratory microbiome

Review: Microbiome and disease in the upper airway – Jivianne T. Lee – Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology


Human gut microbiome

Comparative analysis of Faecalibacterium prausnitzii genomes shows a high level of genome plasticity and warrants separation into new species-level taxa – Cormac Brian Fitzgerald – BMC Genomics

Retrospective analysis of long-term gastrointestinal symptoms after Clostridium difficile infection in a nonelderly cohort – Tamar F. Barlam – PLOS ONE

Review: Gut microbiota: a potential manipulator for host adipose tissue and energy metabolism – Bohan Rong – The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry


Animal experiments

*Microbiota-Induced TNF-like Ligand 1A Drives Group 3 Innate Lymphoid Cell-Mediated Barrier Protection and Intestinal T Cell Activation during Colitis – Jim G.Castellanos – Immunity

LC–MS-Based Metabolomics and Lipidomics Study of High-Density-Lipoprotein-Modulated Glucose Metabolism with an apoA-I Knockout Mouse Model – Jia Liu – Journal of Proteome Research

TLR4 deficiency reduces pulmonary resistance to Streptococcus pneumoniae in gut microbiota-disrupted mice – Hongyan Wang – PLOS ONE

Zengye decoction induces alterations to metabolically active gut microbiota in aged constipated rats – Deliang Liu – Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy


Animal microbiome

Floral and Foliar Source Affect the Bee Nest Microbial Community – Jason A. Rothman – Microbial Ecology

Effects of urbanization on the foraging ecology and microbiota of the generalist seabird Larus argentatus – Matthew Fuirst – PLOS ONE

Disruption of the microbiota affects physiological and evolutionary aspects of insecticide resistance in the German cockroach, an important urban pest – Jose E. Pietri _ PLOS ONE

The composition and structure of the intestinal microflora of Anguilla marmorata at different growth rates: a deep sequencing study – Mao Lin – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Review: Composition and functional roles of the gut microbiota in mosquitoes – Michael R. Strand – Current Opinion in Insect Science

Review: Transcriptomic analyses uncover emerging roles of mucins, lysosome/secretory addressing and detoxification pathways in insect midguts – Walter R. Terra – Current Opinion in Insect Science

Terrestriality and bacterial transfer: a comparative study of gut microbiomes in sympatric Malagasy mammals – Amanda C. Perofsky – The ISME Journal


Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Dead or alive; or does it really matter? Level of congruency between trophic modes in total and active fungal communities in High Arctic soil – Magdalena Wutkowska – Frontiers in Microbiology


Water and extremophile microbiome

Reduced TCA cycle rates at high hydrostatic pressure hinder hydrocarbon degradation and obligate oil degraders in natural, deep-sea microbial communities – Alberto Scoma- The ISME Journal

Evidence of selective pressure in whale fall microbiome proteins and its potential application to industry – Robert Cardoso deFreitas – Marine Genomics

AgNPs change microbial community structures of wastewater – Yuting Guo – Frontiers in Microbiology

Performance and microbial community of an electric biological integration reactor (EBIR) for treatment of wastewater containing ibuprofen – Yan Feng – Bioresource Technology

 

Food microbiology

Spoilage microbial community profiling by 16S rRNA amplicon sequencing of modified atmosphere packaged live mussels at cold storage temperature – Olumide A.Odeyemi – Food Research International

Genomic resolution of bacterial populations in saccharin and cyclamate degradation – YuDeng – Science of The Total Environment


Phages and viruses

Nanopore-based detection and characterization of yam viruses – Denis Filloux – Scientific Reports


Metabolomics

Active Acupoints Differ from Inactive Acupoints in Modulating Key Plasmatic Metabolites of Hypertension: A Targeted Metabolomics Study – Mingxiao Yang – Scientific Reports


Techniques

Review: Quantifying microbial chatter: scanning electrochemical microscopy as a tool to study interactions in biofilms – Sophie E. Darch – Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences

Metabolic Fingerprinting of Bacteria Exposed to Nanomaterials, Using Online Databases, NMR, and High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry – Theodoros G. Chatzimitakos – Nanotoxicity

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Science, publishing, and career

Commentary : Communicating health risks in science publications: time for everyone to take responsibility – Alexandra L. J. Freeman – BMC Medicine

Could a double blind peer review process reduce gender bias?

Preprint: The Case For and Against Double-blind Reviews – Amelia R – bioRxiv

September 28, 2018

Happy Friday! Today we have a long Digest with several interesting reviews and preprints. Learn about the fallopian tube microbiome, the bacterial communities in Icelandic volcanic deposits, the effect of ammonia on anaerobic digesters, skin defense peptides that modulate a frog’s resistance to a pathogen, and a new tool for constructing pan-genomes from shotgun metagenomic data. Enjoy!

General Microbiome
The mammalian mycobiome: A complex system in a dynamic relationship with the host
– Ghee Chuan Lai – WIREs Systems Biology and Medicine

Niche and fitness differences determine invasion success and impact in laboratory bacterial communities. – Shao-peng Li – ISMEJ

Pregnancy and Early Life
Fallopian tube microbiota: evidence beyond DNA. -Elise S Pelter – Future Microbiology

Human Oral Microbiome
Titanium as a modifier of the peri‐implant microbiome structure – Diane Daubert – Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research

Human Gut Microbiome
Linking gut microbiota, metabolic syndrome and economic status based on a population-level analysis. – Yan He – Microbiome

Metagenomic analysis of intestinal mucosa revealed a specific eukaryotic gut virome signature in early-diagnosed inflammatory bowel disease – Federica Ungaro – Gut Microbes

Obesity-Linked Gut Microbiome Dysbiosis Associated with Derangements in Gut Permeability and Intestinal Cellular Homeostasis Independent of Diet. – Ravinder Nagpal – Journal of Diabetes Research

Preprint: Social relationships, social isolation, and the human gut microbiota – Kimberly Dill-McFarland – bioRxiv

Review: Gut Microbiota: IgA Protects the Pioneers – Whitman B. Schofield – Current Biology

Review: The Gut Microbiota and Dysbiosis in Autism Spectrum Disorders. – Heather K. Hughes – Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports

Animal Experiments
Modulation of Pulmonary Microbiota by Antibiotic or Probiotic Aerosol Therapy: A Strategy to Promote Immunosurveillance against Lung Metastases. – Valentino Le Noci – Cell Reports

Nod2 Deficiency in mice is Associated with Microbiota Variation Favouring the Expansion of mucosal CD4+ LAP+ Regulatory Cells – A. Butera – Scientific Reports

Fermented Astragalus in diet altered the composition of fecal microbiota in broiler chickens – Hongxing Qiao – AMB Express

Chronic nonbacterial prostate inflammation in a rat model is associated with changes of gut microbiota that can be modified with a galactoglucomannan‐rich hemicellulose extract in diet – Yvonne Konkol – BJU International

Animal Microbiome
Microbiota and skin defense peptides may facilitate coexistence of two sympatric Andean frog species with a lethal pathogen. – Sandra V. Flechas – ISMEJ

Green forage and fattening duration differentially modulate cecal microbiome of Wanxi white geese. – Xingyong Chen – PLoS One

Plant, root, and soil microbiome
Succession and diversity of microbial communities in landfills with depths and ages and its association with dissolved organic matter and heavy metals. – Si-jia Liu – Science of The Total Environment

Characterization of the bacterial communities on recent Icelandic volcanic deposits of different ages.– Bo Byloos – BMC Microbiology

Linking microbial co-occurrences to soil ecological processes across a woodland-grassland ecotone. – Samiran Banerjee – Ecology and Evolution

Water and Extremophile Microbiome
Independent and interactive effects of reduced seawater pH and oil contamination on subsurface sediment bacterial communities – António Louvado – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Effects of nutrient enrichment on surface microbial community gene expression in the oligotrophic North Pacific Subtropical Gyre – J. C. Robidart – ISMEJ

Food and Industrial Microbiology
Lacto-fermented sauerkraut improves symptoms in IBS patients independent of product pasteurisation – a pilot study – Elsa Sandberg Nielsen – Food & Function

Relationship between microbial community, operational factors and ammonia inhibition resilience in anaerobic digesters at low and moderate ammonia background concentrations. – Y. Lu – New Biotechnology

Microbial Community Enhances Biodegradation of Bisphenol A Through Selection of Sphingomonadaceae. – Seungdae Oh – Microbial Ecology

Bioinformatics
MSPminer: abundance-based reconstitution of microbial pan-genomes from shotgun metagenomic data. – Florian Plaza Oñate – Bioinformatics

Preprint: A unified framework for unconstrained and constrained ordination of microbiome read count data – Stijn Hawinkel – bioRxiv

August 15, 2018

A nice crop of plant/root/soil microbiome studies, some interesting analyses of early life/pregnancy and vaginal microbiota, a belly-load of gut microbiome science, a herd of animal studies, and a few really bad puns… Enjoy!

Events and jobs

A summary of the third annual HIV microbiome workshop – Dr. Brett Williams – AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses

Pregnancy and early life

Early childhood antibiotics use and autism spectrum disorders: a population-based cohort study – Amani F Hamad – International Journal of Epidemiology

The effects of gut microbiota on metabolic outcomes in pregnant women and their offspring – You Lv – Food & Function

Human vaginal microbiome

Cervicovaginal microbiota, women’s health, and reproductive outcomes – Samuel J. Kroon – Fertility and Sterility

Relevance of assessing the uterine microbiota in infertility – Inmaculada Moreno – Fertility and Sterility

Cervicovaginal microbiota, women’s health, and reproductive outcomes – Samuel J. Kroon – Fertility and Sterility

Human nearly-sterile sites

Ursodeoxycholic acid improves liver function via phenylalanine/tyrosine pathway and microbiome remodelling in patients with liver dysfunction – Da Jung Kim – Scientific Reports

Human gut microbiome

Assessing antibiotic resistance gene load in vegan, vegetarian and omnivore human gut microbiota – Losasso Carmen – International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents

Immunomodulatory tetracyclines ameliorate DNBS-colitis: Impact on microRNA expression and microbiota composition – J. Garrido-Mesa – Biochemical Pharmacology

Effects of anthocyanins from the fruit of Lycium ruthenicum Murray on intestinal microbiota – Yamei Yan – Journal of Functional Foods

Disparate Effects of Antibiotics on Hypertension – Sarah Galla – Physiological Genomics

Variability of core microbiota in newly diagnosed treatment-naïve paediatric inflammatory bowel disease patients – T. G. J. de Meij – PLOS One

Dietary soybean protein ameliorates high-fat diet-induced obesity by modifying the gut microbiota-dependent biotransformation of bile acids – Keita Watanabe – PLOS One

Gut microbiota alterations in moderate to severe acne vulgaris patients – Hui‐Min Yan – The Journal of Dermatology

Implication of gut microbiota metabolites in cardiovascular and metabolic diseases – Francois Brial – Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences

Making Sense of… the Microbiome in Psychiatry – Thomaz F S Bastiaanssen – International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology

The Microbiome in Cirrhosis and its Complications – Chathur Acharya – Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG induced protective effect on allergic airway inflammation is associated with gut microbiota – Juan Zhang – Cellular Immunology

The gut microbiome as a driver of individual variation in cognition and functional behaviour – Gabrielle L. Davidson – Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B

Animal experiments

The impact of Clostridium butyricum MIYAIRI 588 on the murine gut microbiome and colonic tissue – Mao Hagihara – Anaerobe

Monitoring and evaluation of the interaction between deoxynivalenol and gut microbiota in Wistar rats by mass spectrometry-based metabolomics and next-generation sequencing – Eugènia Miró-Abella – Food and Chemical Toxicology

Lentil (Lens culinaris Medikus) Diet Affects the Gut Microbiome and Obesity Markers in Rat – Niroshan Siva – Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Gut bacterial composition in a mouse model of Parkinson’s disease – P. Perez-Pardo – Beneficial Microbes

Gut Microbiome in BALB/c and C57BL/6J Mice Undergoing Experimental Thyroid Autoimmunity Associate with Differences in Immunological Responses and Thyroid Function – Sajad Moshkelgosha – Hormone and Metabolic Research

Ultraviolet Irradiation of Skin Alters the Faecal Microbiome Independently of Vitamin D in Mice – Simon Ghaly – Nutrients

Impact of lincosamides antibiotics on the composition of the rat gut microbiota and the metabolite profile of plasma and feces – C. Behr – Toxicology Letters

Animal microbiome

Understanding bacterial communities for informed biosecurity and improved larval survival in Pacific oysters – Olivier Laroche – Aquaculture

A meta-analysis reveals the environmental and host factors shaping the structure and function of the shrimp microbiota – Fernanda Cornejo-Granados​ – PeerJ

Do the microorganisms from laboratory culture spent growth medium affect house dust mite fitness and microbiome composition? – Vit Molva – Insect Science

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Microbial diversity associated to the intestinal tract of soil invertebrates – Dayana da Silva Correia – Applied Soil Ecology

Yellow Canopy Syndrome in sugarcane is associated with shifts in the rhizosphere soil metagenome but not with overall soil microbial function – Kelly Hamonts – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Anthropogenic influence shapes the distribution of antibiotic resistant bacteria (ARB) in the sediment of Sundarban estuary in India – Anish Bhattacharyya – Science of the Total Environment

Disentangling effects of temperature on microbial community and copper extraction in column bioleaching of low grade copper sulfide – Yuguang Wang – Bioresource Technology

Long-term Plastic Greenhouse Cultivation Changes Soil Microbial Community Structures: A Case Study – Yang Song – Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Flooding and prolonged drought have differential legacy impacts on soil nitrogen cycling, microbial communities and plant productivity – Linh T. T. Nguyen – Plant and Soil

[PhD Dissertation] Microbial Communities and Their Impact on Bioenergy Crops in Dynamic Environments – Brandon Monier, South Dakota State University – Open Prairie

[PDF] Characterization of osmotolerant rhizobacteria for plant growth promoting
activities in vitro and during plant-microbe association under osmotic stress – Bandeppa – Indian Journal of Experimental Biology

Isolation and Analysis of Microbial Communities in Soil, Rhizosphere, and Roots in Perennial Grass Experiments – Morgan R. McPherson – J. Vis. Exp

Water and extremophile microbiome 

[PDF download] Monitoring biofilm communities in operational drinking water distribution systems and the impact on water quality – I. Douterelo – 1st International WDSA

Molecular detection of microbial communities associated with Microcystis vs Synechococcus dominated waters in Tianjin, China – Da Huo – Journal of Oceanology and Limnology

Metagenomic assessment of the microbial community and methanogenic pathways in biosolids from a municipal wastewater treatment plant in Medellín, Colombia – Katherine Bedoya – Science of the Total Environment

Profiling microbial communities in a watershed undergoing intensive anthropogenic activities – Hehuan Liao – Science of the Total Environment

The gut microbiome and aquatic toxicology: An emerging concept for environmental health – Ondrej Adamovsky – PeerJ

Microbial community composition of a hydrocarbon reservoir 40 years after a CO2 enhanced oil recovery flood – Jenna L K Shelton – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Temporal dynamics of activated sludge bacterial communities in two diversity variant full-scale sewage treatment plants – Xiao-Tao Jiang – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

The Nile River Microbiome Reveals a Remarkably Stable Community Between Wet and Dry Seasons, and Sampling Sites, in a Large Urban Metropolis (Cairo, Egypt) – Eraqi WA – OMICS

Probiotics / prebiotics

Influence of monostrain and multistrain probiotics on immunity, intestinal ultrastructure and microbiota in experimental dysbiosis – E. Ermolenko – Beneficial Microbes

Effects of Probiotics on Inflammation and Uremic Toxins Among Patients on Dialysis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis – Charat Thongprayoon – Digestive Diseases and Sciences

Bioinformatics

Biomarker panels for characterizing microbial community biofilm formation as composite molecular process – Magnus Bosse – PLOS One

* Maximal viral information recovery from sequence data using VirMAP – Nadim J Ajami – Nature Communications

Techniques

Using Bioreactors to Study the Effects of Drugs on the Human Microbiota – Mabel Guzman-Rodriguez – Methods

Ed’s non-microbiology picks

Human activities might influence oncogenic processes in wild animal populations – Mathieu Giraudeau – Nature Ecology & Evolution

In apoptosis, cell death spreads through perpetuating waves – James Ferrell – Stanford Medicine

Study finds Tdap vaccination for pregnant women does not increase risk of autism

Boys should be given HPV vaccine, says joint committee

New Study: Omega-3s Can Help Keep Kids Out of Trouble

Mars (probably) has a lake of liquid water

June 28, 2018

Microbial adaptation to snake and spider venom, a 1.5-year study of fungi in space at the International Space Station, US National Postdoc Survey results.

General microbiome

Quantitative assessment of individual populations within polymicrobial biofilms – Susana Patrícia Lopes – Scientific Reports

Human nearly-sterile sites

Streptococcus mutans in Umbilical Cord Blood, Peripheral Blood, and Saliva from Healthy Mothers – Marcelly Milhomem Mendes – Current Microbiology

Animal microbiome

Pre-print: Microbial adaptation to venom is common in snakes and spiders – E Esmaeilishirazifard – bioRxiv

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Colonisation dynamics of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and dark septate endophytes in the sugarcane crop cycle – Anders Claassens – Rhizosphere

Response Surface Modelling through Box-Behnken approach to optimize bacterial quorum sensing inhibitory action of Tribulus terrestris root extract – Kayeen Vadakkan – Rhizosphere

Multi ‘omics comparison reveals metabolome biochemistry, not microbiome composition or gene expression, corresponds to elevated biogeochemical function in the hyporheic zone – Emily B Graham – Science of the Total Environment

Pre-print: Co-culture of soil biofilm isolates enables the discovery of novel antibiotics – Chun-Hui Gao – bioRxiv

Pre-print: Microbial interkingdom interactions in roots promote Arabidopsis survival – Paloma Duran – bioRxiv

Water and extremophile microbiome

Persisting responses of salt marsh fungal communities to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill – Candice Y Lumibao – Science of the Total Environment

Microbes in space

Integrity of the DNA and Cellular Ultrastructure of Cryptoendolithic Fungi in Space or Mars Conditions: A 1.5-Year Study at the International Space Station – Silvano Onofri – Life

Food microbiology

Influence of lactate and acetate removal on the microbiota of French fresh pork sausages – Agnès Bouju-Albert – Food Microbiology

Probiotics/prebiotics

The anxiolytic effect of probiotics: A systematic review and meta-analysis of the clinical and preclinical literature – Daniel J Reis – PLOS ONE

Phages and viruses

Pre-print: Megaphage infect Prevotella and variants are widespread in gut microbiomes – Audra E Devoto – bioRxiv

Bacteria art

Fifty Percent Human – how art brings us in touch with our microbial cohabitants – Sonja Bäumel – Microbial Biotechnology

Scottish fashion student who grows dresses from tea brews up storm in fashion world – Daily Record

artist reimagines the human microbiome as an intricately cut paper coral reef – design bloom

The next big home design trend? Bacteria – Co.Design

Science, career, and publishing

Pre-print: Career Choice, Gender, and Mentor Impact: Results of the U.S. National Postdoc Survey – Sean C McConnell – bioRxiv

June 15, 2018

Secondary metabolite biosynthetic genes from novel soil bacteria, a human viral protein cluster metagenomic database, sleep apnea symptoms alter the gut microbiota and metabolome.

Pregnancy and early life

16S ribosomal RNA-based gut microbiome composition analysis in infants with breast milk jaundice – Miao Duan – Open Life Sciences

Human respiratory microbiome

Pre-print: New insights into human nostril microbiome from the expanded Human Oral Microbiome Database (eHOMD): a resource for species-level identification of microbiome data from the aerodigestive tract – Isabel Fernández Escapa – bioRxiv

Human oral microbiome

Review: Live and let die: hydrogen peroxide production by the commensal flora and its role in maintaining a symbiotic microbiome – Sylvio Redanz – Molecular Oral Microbiology

Human nearly-sterile sites

Cultural Isolation and Characteristics of the Blood Microbiome of Healthy Individuals – Stefan Panaiotov – Advances In Microbiology

Human gut microbiome

Sex differences in NSAID-induced perturbation of human intestinal barrier function and microbiota – Shoko Edogawa – The FASEB Journal

Animal experiments

Intermittent Hypoxia and Hypercapnia, a Hallmark of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Alters the Gut Microbiome and Metabolome – Anupriya Tripathi – mSystems

IL-1R and MyD88 Contribute to the Absence of a Bacterial Microbiome on the Healthy Murine Cornea – Stephanie J Wan – Frontiers in Microbiology

Aflatoxin B1 Disrupts Gut-Microbial Metabolisms of Short-Chain Fatty Acids, Long-Chain Fatty Acids, and Bile Acids in Male F344 Rats – Jun Zhou – Toxicological Sciences

Metabolome and gut microbiota variation with long-term intake of Panax ginseng extracts on rats – Yifan Sun – Food & Function

Animal microbiome

Partial incubation during egg laying reduces eggshell microbial loads in a temperate‐breeding passerine – Patricia B Bollinger – Journal of Avian Biology

Bacterial and Fungal Midgut Community Dynamics and Transfer Between Mother and Brood in the Asian Longhorned Beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis), an Invasive Xylophage – Charles J Mason – Microbial Ecology

Succession of embryonic and the intestinal bacterial communities of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) reveals stage‐specific microbial signatures – Jep Lokesh – MicrobiologyOpen

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Novel soil bacteria possess diverse genes for secondary metabolite biosynthesis – Alexander Crits-Christoph – Nature

Environment and host as large-scale controls of ectomycorrhizal fungi – Sietse van der Linde – Nature

Studies on Quantitative Analysis of Rhizosphere and Non-Rhizosphere Mycoflora at Different Stages of Plant Growth in Different Varieties of Pigeon Pea [Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.] – V Jalander – International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience

The Functional Potential of the Rhizospheric Microbiome of an Invasive Tree Species, Acacia dealbata – Casper N Kamutando – Microbial Ecology

Review: Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria: Blessing to Agriculture – Twisha S Patel – International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience

Inorganic Nitrogen Application Affects Both Taxonomical and Predicted Functional Structure of Wheat Rhizosphere Bacterial Communities – Vanessa N Kavamura – Frontiers in Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Metagenomics Reveals the Influence of Land Use and Rain on the Benthic Microbial Communities in a Tropical Urban Waterway – Gourvendu Saxena – mSystems

Phages and viruses

The Human Virome Protein Cluster Database (HVPC): A Human Viral Metagenomic Database for Diversity and Function Annotation – Ali H A Elbehery – Frontiers in Microbiology

Bioinformatics

BioSankey: Visualization of Microbial Communities Over Time – Alexander Platzer – Journal of Integrative Bioinformatics

Pre-print: Understanding trivial challenges of microbial genomics: An assembly example – Delphine Lariviere – bioRxiv

Microbes in the news

Faecal transplants could help preserve vulnerable species – Sara Reardon – Nature

Science, career, and publishing

Pre-print: Researchers preferentially collaborate with same-gendered colleagues across the life sciences – Luke Holman – bioRxiv

Pre-print: Attitudes, Perceptions and Barriers to Research and Publishing among Research and Teaching Staff: A Case Study – Stanley Irobekhian Reuben Okoduwa – bioRxiv