June 4, 2019

General microbiome
Rigorous Statistical Methods for Rigorous Microbiome Science – Amy D. Willis – mSystems

Understanding microbial community dynamics to improve optimal microbiome selection – Robyn J. Wright – Microbiome

Toward a Better Understanding of Species Interactions through Network Biology – Ryan S. McClure – mSystems

Human respiratory microbiome
Nasal commensal Staphylococcus epidermidis enhances interferon-λ-dependent immunity against influenza virus – Hyun Jik Kim – Microbiome

Human gut microbiome
A Multi-omics Approach to Unraveling the Microbiome-Mediated Effects of Arabinoxylan Oligosaccharides in Overweight Humans – Alfonso Benítez-Páez – mSystems

Gut microbiome identifies risk for colorectal polyps – Ezzat Dadkhah – BMJ Open Gastroenterology

Yogurt improves insulin resistance and liver fat in obese women with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and metabolic syndrome: a randomized controlled trial – Yang Chen – American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Preprint: Chemical Impacts of the Microbiome Across Scales Reveal Novel Conjugated Bile Acids – Robert A Quinn – bioRxiv

Animal models
Ruminal microbiome-host crosstalk stimulates the development of the ruminal epithelium in a lamb model – Limei Lin – Microbiome

Missing Links: the Role of Primates in Understanding the Human Microbiome – Katherine R. Amato – mSystems

Plant, root, and soil microbiome
Collaborative involvement of woody plant roots and rhizosphere microorganisms in the formation of pedogenetic clays – Frank Reith – Annals of Botany

Water and extremophile microbiome
Effects of sulfamethoxazole and sulfamethoxazole-degrading bacteria on water quality and microbial communities in milkfish ponds – Bea-Ven Chang – Environmental Pollution

Preprint: Temporal dynamics of Bacteria, Archaea and protists in equatorial coastal waters – Caroline Chénard – bioRxiv

Built environment
Concurrent measurement of microbiome and allergens in the air of bedrooms of allergy disease patients in the Chicago area – Miles Richardson – Microbiome

Phages and viruses
Preprint: The human gut virome is highly diverse, stable and individual-specific – Andrey Shkoporov – bioRxiv

Bioinformatics
NG-meta-profiler: fast processing of metagenomes using NGLess, a domain-specific language – Luis Pedro Coelho – Microbiome

Science, publishing, and career
Preprint: The Mastery Rubric for Bioinformatics: supporting design and evaluation of career-spanning education and training – Rochelle E. Tractenberg – bioRxiv

Alyson’s non-microbiology picks
Why Your Metro Commute Is So Insanely Windy – Julie Bogen – The Atlantic

The 2019 Wellcome photography prize: close focus on the human condition – Sean O’Hagan – The Guardian

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May 31, 2019

Happy Friday!! Today’s digest contains reviews on the role of microbiota in immune memory formation and bioinformatic tools for soil microbiome analysis

General microbiome

*Review: The microbiome and immune memory formation – Kathy D. McCoy – Immunology and Cell biology

Preprint – Investigating Transfusion-Related Sepsis using Culture-Independent Metagenomic Sequencing – Emily Crawford – bioRxiv

Animal experiments

Response of Fish Gut Microbiota to Toxin-Containing Cyanobacterial Extracts: A Microcosm Study on the Medaka (Oryzias latipes) – Sébastien Duperron – Environmental Science & Technology Letters

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

*Book chapter : Bioinformatics Tools for Soil Microbiome Analysis – Rama Kant Dubey – Part of the SpringerBriefs in Environmental Science book series

Book chapter: Belowground Microbial Communities: Key Players for Soil and Environmental Sustainability – Rama Kant Dubey – Part of the SpringerBriefs in Environmental Science book series

Book chapter: Single-Cell Genomics and Metagenomics for Microbial Diversity Analysis – Rama Kant Dubey – Part of the SpringerBriefs in Environmental Science book series

In vitro digestion and fermentation of three polysaccharide fractions from Laminaria japonica and their impact on lipid metabolism-associated human gut microbiota – Jie Gao – Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Preprint – Biogeographical patterns in soil bacterial communities across the Arctic region – Lucie A Malard – bioRxiv

Water and extremophile microbiome

In search of microbial indicator taxa: shifts in stream bacterial communities along an urbanization gradient – Marie Simonin – Environmental Microbiology

Phages and viruses

Analysis of Spounaviruses as a Case Study for the Overdue Reclassification of Tailed Phages – Jakub Barylski – Systematic Biology

Techniques

Protocol: Analysis of Microbial Siderophores by Mass Spectrometry – Tomas Pluhacek – Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology

Review: A guide to visualizing the spatial epigenome with super‐resolution microscopy – Jianquan Xu – The FEBS Journal

May 22, 2019

Today’s Digest is full of new perspectives on appropriate models and techniques, including the future of gnotobiotics and using unbiased metagenomics to find RNA viruses. There are also several plant, root, and soil papers, particularly examining the interplay between bacterial and fungal communities. Finally, enjoy a preprint about the cartography of antibiotic resistance genes in a hospital, a study examining the microbiota in larval mosquito vectors of malaria, and a paper about the microeukaryotes associated with coral reefs.

General Microbiome
Review: Antibiotics versus biofilm: an emerging battleground in microbial communities – Divakar Sharma – Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control

Review: Gnotobiotics: Past, present and future – Marijana Basic – Laboratory Animals

Review: The use of non-rodent model species in microbiota studies – Aaron C. Ericsson – Laboratory Animals

Pregnancy and Early Life
Influence of a Serratia marcescens outbreak on the gut microbiota establishment process in low-weight preterm neonates – Esperanza Escribano – PLoS One

Human Vaginal Microbiome
Vaginal microbiota and mucosal pharmacokinetics of tenofovir in healthy women using tenofovir and tenofovir/levonorgestrel vaginal rings – Andrea Ries Thurman – PLoS One

Human Oral Microbiome
Aerodigestive sampling reveals altered microbial exchange between lung, oropharyngeal, and gastric microbiomes in children with impaired swallow function – Claire Duvallet – PLoS One

Animal Microbiome
Color morphology of Diaphorina citri influences interactions with its bacterial endosymbionts and ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’ – Saeed Hosseinzadeh – PLoS One

Conspecific coprophagy stimulates normal development in a germ-free model invertebrate – Benjamin C. Jahnes – PeerJ

Malaria vector species in Amazonian Peru co-occur in larval habitats but have distinct larval microbial communities – Catharine Prussing – PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases

Animal Experiments
Gut and immune effects of bioactive milk factors in preterm pigs exposed to prenatal inflammation – Shuqiang Ren – American Journal of Physiology-Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology

Effects of oregano essential oil on the ruminal pH and microbial population of sheep – Rui Zhou – PLoS One

Plant, Root, and Soil Microbiome
Characterizing the intra-vineyard variation of soil bacterial and fungal communities – Hebin Liang – Frontiers in Microbiology

The role of fungi in heterogeneous sediment microbial networks – Jenny Marie Booth – Scientific Reports

Altering N2O emissions by manipulating wheat root bacterial community – Alla Usyskin-Tonne – Scientific Reports

Sphingomonas sp. Cra20 Increases Plant Growth Rate and Alters Rhizosphere Microbial Community Structure of Arabidopsis Thaliana Under Drought Stress – Yang Luo – Frontiers in Microbiology

Enrichment of soil rare bacteria in root by an invasive plant Ageratina adenophora – Lin Chen – Science of the Total Environment

Effect of rhizospheric and endophytic bacteria with multiple plant growth promoting traits on wheat growth – Somayeh Emami – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Water and Extremophile Microbiome
A comparison of microeukaryote communities inhabiting sponges and seawater in a Taiwanese coral reef system – Daniel Francis Richard Cleary – Annals of Microbiology

An integrated insight into the response of bacterial communities to anthropogenic contaminants in a river: A case study of the Wonderfonteinspruit catchment area, South Africa – K. Jordaan – PLoS One

Built Environment
Preprint: Cartography of opportunistic pathogens and antibiotic resistance genes in a tertiary hospital environment – Kern Rei Chng – bioRxiv

Fungal community composition analysis of 24 different urban parks in Shanghai, China – Jing Zhang – Urban Ecosystems

Techniques
Expanding the RNA Virosphere by Unbiased Metagenomics – Yong-Zhen Zhang – Annual Review of Virology

Preprint: Next-generation sequencing of double stranded RNA is greatly improved by treatment with the inexpensive denaturing reagent DMSO – Alexander H. Wilcox – bioRxiv

Development of an autonomous biosampler to capture in situ aquatic microbiomes – Hugo Ribeiro – PLoS One

May 20, 2019

This Monday, read about the stability within gut resident clonal populations of Enterobacteriaceae, significance of microbiome in personalized medicine, and impacts of intermittent supply on the drinking water microbiome. Happy reading!

General microbiome

Defining Microbiome Health through a Host Lens – Sean M. Gibbonsa – mSystems

*Review: The significance of microbiome in personalized medicine – Ava Behrouzi – Clinical and Translational Medicine

Moving towards a Robust Definition for a “Healthy” Indoor Microbiome – Karen C. Dannemiller – mSystems

Gut microbiome

*Rethinking gut microbiome residency and the Enterobacteriaceae in healthy human adults – Jonathan N. V. Martinson – ISME Journal

Rectal swabs in critically-ill patients provide discordant representations of the gut microbiome compared to stool samples: a brief methodologic report – Katherine Fair – bioRxiv

Development of a Covalent Inhibitor of Gut Bacterial Bile Salt Hydrolases – Arijit A. Adhikari – bioRxiv

Temporal Gut Microbial Changes Predict Recurrent Clostridium difficile in Patients with and without Ulcerative Colitis – Allen A. Lee – boRxiv

Alteration of Gut Microbiome in Lung Cancer Patients – Li Ming – bioRxiv

Respiratory microbiome

Microbiome disturbance and resilience dynamics of the upper respiratory tract in response to influenza A virus infection in humans and ferrets – Drishti Kaul – bioRxiv

High mortality from viral pneumonia in patients with cancer – Youn-Jung Ki – Infectious Diseases

Water microbiome

Global diversity and biogeography of bacterial communities in wastewater treatment plants – Linwei Wu – Nature Microbiology

*Understanding the impacts of intermittent supply on the drinking water microbiome – Quyen Melina Bautista-de los Santos – Current Opinion in Biotechnology

Animal microbiome

Exploration of the rumen microbial diversity and carbohydrate active enzyme profile of black Bengal goat using metagenomic approach – Prashant R. Suryawanshi – Animal Biotechnology

Assessing key microbial communities determining nitrogen transformation in composting of cow manure using illumina high-throughput sequencing – Yu Sun – Waste Management

Plant/root/soil microbiome

Root microbiota assembly and adaptive differentiation among European Arabidopsis populations – Thorsten Thiergart – bioRxiv

Response of Microbial Communities and Their Metabolic Functions to Drying–Rewetting Stress in a Temperate Forest Soil – Dong Liu – Microorganisms

Review: Rhizosphere size and shape: Temporal dynamics and spatial stationarity – Yakov Kuzyakov & Bahar S. Razavi – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Phages and viruses

Production and characterization of novel ssRNA bacteriophage virus-like particles from metagenomic sequencing data – Ilva Lieknina – Journal of Nanobiotechnology

Techniques

PhenoGMM: Gaussian mixture modelling of microbial cytometry data enables efficient predictions of biodiversity – Peter Rubbens – bioRxiv

May 2, 2019

In today’s digest read about variations in milk and infant fecal microbiome (Ethiopia, Gambia, USA, Ghana, Kenya, Peru, Spain, and Sweden), the microbiome, metabolome, and lipidome of obese and non-obese horses (USA), and Bacteroides fragilis adaptive evolution (Western countries and China). Happy reading!

Pregnancy and birth

*What’s normal? Microbiomes in human milk and infant feces are related to each other but vary geographically: the INSPIRE study – Kimberly A. Lackey – Frontiers in Nutrition

Progesterone Increases Bifidobacterium Relative Abundance during Late Pregnancy – Meital Nuriel-Ohayon – Cell Reports

Gut microbiome

Neonatal Vitamin A Supplementation and Vitamin A Status Are Associated with Gut Microbiome Composition in Bangladeshi Infants in Early Infancy and at 2 Years of Age – M Nazmul Huda – The Journal of nutrition

Fungi form interkingdom microbial communities in the primordial human gut that develop with gestational age – Kent A. Willis – bioRxiv

*Adaptive Evolution within Gut Microbiomes of Healthy People – Shijie Zhao – Cell Host & Microbe

Small intestinal microbial dysbiosis underlies symptoms associated with functional gastrointestinal disorders – George B. Saffouri – Nature Communications

Oral microbiome

Review: The Role of Exopolysaccharides in Oral Biofilms – C. Cugini – Journal of Dental Research

Human Salivary Amylase Gene Copy Number Impacts Oral and Gut Microbiomes – Angela C. Poole – Cell Host & Microbe

Animal microbiome

*Comparison of the microbiome, metabolome, and lipidome of obese and non-obese horses – Michelle C. Coleman – PlosOne

Utilizing the fecal microbiota to understand foal gut transitions from birth to weaning – Ubaldo De La Torre – PlosOne

Microbiome characterization of poultry products based on the poultry part and production label – Sang In Lee – FEMS Microbiology Letters

Metagenomic analysis of isolation methods of a targeted microbe, Campylobacter jejuni, from chicken feces with high microbial contamination – Junhyung Kim – Microbiome

Invited review: Advances and challenges in application of feedomics to improve dairy cow production and health – H.Z.Sun – Journal of Dairy Science

Characterization of pig saliva as the major natural habitat of Streptococcus suis by analyzing oral, fecal, vaginal, and environmental microbiota – Kazunori Murase – PlosOne

Insight into the microbial world of Bemisia tabaci cryptic species complex and its relationships with its host – Hua-Ling Wang – Scientific Reports

Water and extremophile microbiome

The Plastisphere – Uncovering tightly attached plastic “specific” microorganisms – Inga Vanessa Kirstein – PlosOne

The cooling tower water microbiota: Seasonal dynamics and co-occurrence of bacterial and protist phylotypes – Han-Fei Tsao – Water Research

Modular Assembly of Polysaccharide-Degrading Marine Microbial Communities – Tim N.Enke – Current Biology

Impact of a river flood on marine water quality and planktonic microbial communities – Annamaria Zoppini – Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science

Microbial ecological processes in MBBR biofilms for biological phosphorus removal from wastewater – Knut Rudi – Water Science & Technology

Highly diverse fungal communities in carbon-rich aquifers of two contrasting lakes in Northeast Germany – Anita Perkins – bioRxiv

Plant/root/soil microbiome

The rice leaf microbiome has a conserved community structure controlled by complex host-microbe interactions – Veronica Roman-Reyna – bioRxiv

Spatial vs. temporal controls over soil fungal community similarity at continental and global scales – Colin Averil – The ISME Journal

Metabolomics Reveal that Engineered Nanomaterial Exposure in Soil Alters Both Soil Rhizosphere Metabolite Profiles and Maize Metabolic Pathways – Lijuan Zhao – Environmental Science: Nano

High-throughput sequencing reveals the diversity and community structure of rhizosphere fungi of Ferula Sinkiangensis at different soil depths – Tao Zhang – Scientific Reports

Microplastics can change soil properties and affect plant performance – Anderson Abel de Souza Machado – Environmental Science and Technology

8 April, 2019

General Microbiome

Coevolutionary dynamics shape the structure of bacteria-phage infection networks. Fortuna MA.Evolution.

High proportions of bacteria are culturable across major biomes. Martiny AC. ISME Journal

The complexity of an optimal vaginal biome. Eschenbach DA. BJOG

The lung microbiome, vitamin D, and the tuberculous granuloma: A balance triangle. Balcells ME. Microbial Pathogenesis

Gut Microbiome

The parasitic worm product ES-62 normalises the gut microbiota bone marrow axis in inflammatory arthritis. Doonan J. Nature Communications

Culture-enriched human gut microbiomes reveal core and accessory resistance genes. Raymond F.Microbiome.

Plant, Soil, Water, and Air Microbiome

Temperature and soil moisture control microbial community composition in an arctic-alpine ecosystem along elevational and micro-topographic gradients.Frindte K. ISME Journal

Root traits and belowground herbivores relate to plant-soil feedback variation among congeners.Wilschut RA. Nature Communications

A Polyphasic Approach for Assessing Eco-System Connectivity Demonstrates that Perturbation Remodels Network Architecture in Soil Microcosms.Stamou GP. Microbial Ecology

Effect of stock density on the microbial community in biofloc water and Pacific white shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) gut microbiota.Deng Y. Applied Microbiology Biotechnology

Rapid and stable microbial community assembly in the headwaters of third-order stream. Teachey ME. Applied Environmental Microbiology

Comparative Metagenomics Reveals Enhanced Nutrient Cycling Potential After Two Years of Biochar Amendment in a Tropical Oxisol. Yu J. Applied Environmental Microbiology

Animal Experiments and Microbiome

Effect of a low protein diet on chicken ceca microbiome and productive performances. De Cesare A. Poultry Science

Impact of a probiotic-based cleaning product on the microbiological profile of broiler litters and chicken caeca microbiota.De Cesare P. Poultry Science

Metagenomic Analysis of the Whole Gut Microbiota in Brazilian Termitidae Termites Cornitermes cumulans, Cyrilliotermes strictinasus, Syntermes dirus, Nasutitermes jaraguae, Nasutitermes aquilinus, Grigiotermes bequaerti, and Orthognathotermes mirim. Grieco MB. Current Microbiology.

The hemolymph microbiome of insects. Blow F. Journal Of Insect Physiology

Musa basjoo regulates the gut microbiota in mice by rebalancing the abundance of probiotic and pathogen. Wei T. Microbial Pathogenesis

Investigating the influence of organic acid marinades, storage temperature and time on the survival/inactivation interface of Salmonella on chicken breast fillets.

Lytou AE. International Journal of Food Microbiology.

April 1, 2019

In today’s digest read about covert pathogenesis in urinary tract, microbial fuel cells in treatment of organic acid fermentation wastewater, gut microbial metabolism in weanling pigs, and more. Enjoy!

Urinary microbiome

*Covert pathogenesis: Transient exposures to microbes as triggers of disease – Nicole M. Gilbert, Amanda L. Lewis – PlosPathogens

Evaluation of antibacterial efficacy of sulfur nanoparticles alone and in combination with antibiotics against multidrug-resistant uropathogenic bacteria – Priti Paralikar – Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A

Review: A Comprehensive Review of Overactive Bladder Pathophysiology: On the Way to Tailored Treatment – Benoit Peyronnet – European Urology

Vaginal microbiome

Effect of progesterone on Candida albicans biofilm formation under acidic conditions: a transcriptomic analysis – Bruna Gonçalves – bioRxiv

Skin microbiome

Cutibacterium acnes antibiotic production shapes niche competition in the human skin microbiome – Jan Claesen – bioRxiv

Neutral Processes Drive Seasonal Assembly of the Skin Mycobiome – Xinzhao Tong – mSystems

Gut Microbiome

The Perturbation of Infant Gut Microbiota Caused by Cesarean Delivery Is Partially Restored by Exclusive Breastfeeding – Yu Liu – Frontiers in Microbiology

Gut Microbiome Functional and Taxonomic Diversity within an Amazonian semi-nomadic hunter-gatherer group – Liliane Costa Conteville – bioRxiv

Risk of inflammatory bowel disease after Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter concisus infection: a population-based cohort study – Hans Mittle Nielsen – Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology

Unilateral ureteral obstruction causes gut microbial dysbiosis and metabolome disorders contributing to tubulointerstitial fibrosis – Lin Chen – Experimental & Molecular Medicine

Oral microbiome

Polymicrobial synergy within oral biofilm promotes invasion of dendritic cells and survival of consortia members – Ahmed El-Awady – Biofilms and Microbiomes

Animal microbiome

*Metagenomic reconstructions of gut microbial metabolism in weanling pigs – Weilan Wang – Microbiome

Probiotics/Prebiotics

Strain-level diversity of commercial probiotic isolates of Bacillus, Lactobacillus, and Saccharomyces species illustrated by molecular identification and phenotypic profiling – Juliana M. Ansari – PlosOne

Biosurfactant Production by Lactic Acid Bacterium Pediococcus dextrinicus SHU1593 Grown on Different Carbon Sources: Strain Screening Followed by Product Characterization – Abouzar Ghasemi – Scientific Reports

Phages and viruses

Bacteriophage adherence to mucus mediates preventive protection against pathogenic bacteria – Gabriel MF Almeida – bioRxiv

Review: The gut virome: the ‘missing link’ between gut bacteria and host immunity? – Indrani Mukhopadhya – Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology

Soil microbiome

Shift of the microbial communities from exposed sandstone rocks to forest soils during pedogenesis – Yaping Liu – International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation

Water and extremophile microbiome

Startup, performance, and microbial communities of an anammox reactor inoculated with indigenous sludge for the treatment of high-salinity and mesophilic underground brine – Nobuyuki Yokota – Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy

*Power generation and microbial community analysis in microbial fuel cells: A promising system to treat organic acid fermentation wastewater – Tian Xia – Bioresource Technology

Techniques

Cultivating in situ triggers growth of previously uncultivated microorganisms via a growth initiation factor in nature – Dawoon Jung – bioRxiv

Bioinformatics

Library preparation and sequencing platform introduce bias in metagenomics characterisation of microbial communities – Casper S. Poulse – bioRxiv