November 17, 2017

Jobs and events

Lab Assistant – Microbiology, Dublin Ohio

General microbiome

Evolution of the hygiene hypothesis into biota alteration theory: what are the paradigms and where are the clinical applications? – Chantal Villeneuve, Microbes and Infection

Human gut microbiome

Identifying predictive features of Clostridium difficile infection recurrence before, during, and after primary antibiotic treatment – Sepideh Pakpour, Microbiome

Gastric microbiome of Indian patients with Helicobacter pylori infection, and their interaction networks – Anubhav Das, Scientific Reports

Discovery of an expansive bacteriophage family that includes the most abundant viruses from the human gut – Natalya Yutin, Nature Microbiology

Fecal Transplantation for Treatment of Clostridium Difficile Infection in Elderly and Debilitated Patients – Tali Friedman-Korn, Digestive Diseases and Sciences

Myocardial infarction and gut microbiota: an incidental connection – Sepideh ZununiVahed, Pharmacological Research

Anxiety, Depression, and the Microbiome: A Role for Gut Peptides – Gilliard Lach, Neurotherapeutics

The nursing home elder microbiome stability and associations with age, frailty, nutrition and physical location – John P. Haran, Journal of Medical Microbiology

Human nearly-sterile sites

Risk of Subsequent Sepsis within 90 Days of a Previous Hospital Stay by Type of Antibiotic Exposure – James Baggs, Clinical Infectious Diseases

Human vaginal microbiome

Microbial Diversity of Genital Ulcers of HSV-2 Seropositive Women – Supriya D. Mehta, Scientific Reports

Animal experiments

The green tea modulates large intestinal microbiome and exo/endogenous metabolome altered through chronic UVB-exposure – Eun Sung Jung, PLOS ONE

Acute Administration of the Nonpathogenic, Saprophytic Bacterium, Mycobacterium vaccae, Induces Activation of Serotonergic Neurons in the Dorsal Raphe Nucleus and Antidepressant-Like Behavior in Association with Mild Hypothermia – Philip H. Siebler, Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology

Maternal High Fat Diet and its Consequence on the Gut Microbiome: A Rat Model – Phyllis E. Mann, Gut Microbes

Environmental Burkholderia cenocepacia Strain Enhances Fitness by Serial Passages during Long-Term Chronic Airways Infection in Mice – Alessandra Bragonzi, International Journal of Molecular Sciences

Enteric Delivery of Regenerating Family Member 3 alpha Alters the Intestinal Microbiota and Controls Inflammation in Mice With Colitis – Marion Darnaud, Gastroenterology

Animal microbiome

Novel viruses in salivary glands of mosquitoes from sylvatic Cerrado, Midwestern Brazil – Andressa Zelenski de Lara Pinto, PLOS ONE

New evidence showing that the destruction of gut bacteria by antibiotic treatment could increase the honey bee’s vulnerability to Nosema infection – Jiang Hong Li, PLOS ONE

Relative importance of honeydew and resin for the microbial activity in wood ant nest and forest floor substrate – a laboratory study – Veronika Jílková, Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Common Cutaneous Bacteria Isolated from Snakes Inhibit Growth of Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola – Aubree J. Hill, EcoHealth

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Fungal community reveals less dispersal limitation and potentially more connected network than that of bacteria in bamboo forest soils – Xian Xiao, Molecular Ecology

Influence of compost and biochar on microbial communities and the sorption/degradation of PAHs and NSO-substituted PAHs in contaminated soils – Gabriel Sigmund, Journal of Hazardous Materials

Epiphytic Bacteria Alter Floral Scent Emissions – Carola Helletsgruber, Journal of Chemical Ecology

In vitro bacterization of banana (Musa spp.) with native endophytic and rhizospheric bacterial isolates: Novel ways to combat Fusarium wilt – M. Kavino, European Journal of Plant Pathology

Foliar microbiome transplants confer disease resistance in a critically-endangered plant – Geoffrey Zahn, PeerJ

The response of soil microbial communities to variation in annual precipitation depends on soil nutritional status in an oligotrophic desert – Cristina Montiel-González, PeerJ

Entomopathogenic Fungi as Dual Control Agents against Both the Pest Myzus persicae and Phytopathogen Botrytis cinerea – Hwi-Geon Yun, Mycobiology

Glycomyces rhizosphaerae sp. nov., isolated from the root and rhizosphere soil of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) – Wenchao Li, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

A comparison between biostimulation and bioaugmentation in a solid treatment of anaerobic sludge: Drug content and microbial evaluation – G. Llorens-Blanch, Waste Management

Iron Chloride Flocculation of Bacteriophages from Seawater – Bonnie T. Poulos, Bacteriophages

Multi-Level Contact Oxidation Process Performance When Treating Automobile Painting Wastewater: Pollutant Removal Efficiency and Microbial Community Structures – Yufang Zhu, Water

Insights from the Genomes of Microbes Thriving in Uranium-Enriched Sediments – Brodie Sutcliffe, Microbial Ecology

Biogeography at the limits of life: Do extremophilic microbial communities show biogeographical regionalization? – Dave R. Clark, Global Ecology and Biogeography

Diversity of microbiota found in coffee processing wastewater treatment plant – Josiane Ferreira Pires, World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Food microbiology

Epiphytic fungal community in Vitis vinifera of the Portuguese wine regions – M. Oliveira, Letters in Applied Microbiology

Bioinformatics

HgtSIM: a simulator for horizontal gene transfer (HGT) in microbial communities – Weizhi Song, PeerJ

Techniques

Significance estimation for large scale metabolomics annotations by spectral matching – Kerstin Scheubert, Nature

Single primer isothermal amplification (SPIA) combined with next generation sequencing provides complete bovine coronavirus genome coverage and higher sequence depth compared to sequence-independent single primer amplification (SISPA) – Mette Myrmel, PLOS ONE

Developing selective media for quantification of multispecies biofilms following antibiotic treatment – Eva Vandeplassche, PLOS ONE

Microbes in the news

Microbiology: Bacteria disarm host-defence proteins – John D. MacMicking, Nature News and Views

Probiotics: Health boost or waste of cash? – Anne Allred, 5-ON-YOUR-SIDE

Cygnus Open for Business; Crew Unloading New Bacteria, Plant and Tech Studies – Mark Garcia, NASA blog

Bacteria Hysteria

Your supermarket is filled with germs — here are 7 facts that will make you dread grocery shopping –  Joanna Fantozzi, Insider

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November 15, 2017

Virome analysis of bats and archaea, bioinformatics tools for metatranscriptomics analysis, using mass spectrometry for studying microbiome metabolomics.

General microbiome

Review: An integrative omics perspective for the analysis of chemical signals in ecological interactions – A E Brunetti – Chemical Society Reviews

Pregnancy and early life

Pre-print: Hospitalized premature infants are colonized by related bacterial strains with distinct proteomic profiles – Christopher T Brown – bioRxiv

Human respiratory microbiome

The role of the microbiome in childhood asthma – Giovanna Pisi – Immunotherapy

Human vaginal microbiome

Pre-print: A new sequencing-based women’s health assay combining self-sampling, HPV detection and genotyping, STI detection, and vaginal microbiome analysis – Elisabeth M Bik – bioRxiv

Human gut microbiome

Gut microbiota and body composition in anorexia nervosa inpatients in comparison to athletes, overweight, obese, and normal weight controls – Sabrina Mörkl – International Journal of Eating Disorders

Review: Gut Microbiota-Dependent Modulation of Energy Metabolism – C N Heiss – Journal of Innate Immunity

Animal experiments

Antimicrobial emulsifier – glycerol monolaurate induces metabolic syndrome, gut microbiota dysbiosis and systemic low-grade inflammation in low-fat diet fed mice – Zengliang Jiang – Molecular Nutrition and Food Research

A temperature sensitive Mycobacterium paragordonae induces enhanced protective immune responses against mycobacterial infections in the mouse model – Byoung-Jun Kim – Scientific Reports

Animal microbiome

Review: The B vitamin nutrition of insects: the contributions of diet, microbiome and horizontally acquired genes – Angela E Douglas – Current Opinion in Insect Science

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Brassica napus has a key role in the recovery of the health of soils contaminated with metals and diesel by rhizoremediation – Rafael G Lacalle – Science of the Total Environment

Water and extremophile microbiome

Purification of eutrophic water containing chlorpyrifos by aquatic plants and its effects on planktonic bacteria – Xing-Jian Xu – Chemosphere

Cultivation of an immobilized (hyper)thermophilic marine microbial community in a bioreactor – M Landreau – FEMS Microbiology Letters

Pre-print: Dynamics of finely resolved, abundant symbiotic marine plankton and other interacting microbes via automated high-frequency sampling – David M Needham – bioRxiv

Food microbiology

Pre-print: Fusicatenibacter Is Associated with Kefir Drinking – Richard Sprague – bioRxiv

Probiotics/prebiotics

A novel double-layer mucoadhesive tablet containing probiotic strain for vaginal administration: Design, development and technological evaluation – María Teresa Sánchez – European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Efficacy and Safety of a Multistrain Probiotic Formulation Depends from Manufacturing – Vito Trinchieri – Frontiers in Immunology

Phages and viruses

Virome analysis of two sympatric bat species (Desmodus rotundus and Molossus molossus) in French Guiana – Arielle Salmier – PLOS ONE

Review: The enigmatic archaeal virosphere – David Prangishvili – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Bioinformatics

Old meets new: most probable number validation of metagenomic and metatranscriptomic datasets in soil – Tim H Mauchline – Letters in Applied Microbiology

Pre-print: AQMM: Enabling Absolute Quantification of Metagenome and Metatranscriptome – Xiao-Tao Jiang – bioRxiv

Metabolomics

Review: Mass spectrometry-based metabolomics: Targeting the crosstalk between gut microbiota and brain in neurodegenerative disorders – Hemi Luan – Mass Spectrometry Reviews

Pre-print: Coupling MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry protein and specialized metabolite analyses to rapidly discriminate bacterial function – Chase Clark – bioRxiv

Techniques

Evaluating in vitro culture medium of gut microbiome with orthogonal experimental design and metaproteomics approach – Leyuan Li – Journal of Proteome Research

More microbes

Pre-print: Chemotaxis allows bacteria to overcome host-generated reactive oxygen species that constrain gland colonization – Kieran D Collins – bioRxiv

Microbes in the news

Specimens of Earth’s Oldest Known Life Forms Have Been Discovered in Tasmania – Michelle Starr – Science Alert

Shape-shifting agent targets harmful bacteria in the stomach – Phys.Org

Opinion: Not Just Antibiotics: Is Cancer Chemotherapy Driving Antimicrobial Resistance? – Lito E Papanicolas – Trends in Microbiology

Microbes on the market

A Silicon Valley Startup Wants Women To Test Their Vaginal Microbiota At Home – Ellie Kincaid – Forbes

Seres teams with cancer heavyweights for microbiome-checkpoint inhibitor combination trial – Nick Paul Taylor – FierceBiotech

November 8, 2017

Photosynthesizing bacteria printed on paper, investigations of microbial communities in water dispensers and mines, a review on the health benefits of natural products from truffles.

Human respiratory microbiome

Review: Airway Microbiota and Allergic Diseases: Clinical Implications – Eman M Fouda – International Journal of Pulmonary and Respiratory Sciences

Human oral microbiome

Proton pump inhibitor alters oral microbiome in gastrointestinal tract of healthy volunteers – Tsuyoshi Mishiro – Journal of Gastroenterology and Hematology

Human gut microbiome

Gut Microbiota Interacts with Markers of Adipose Tissue Browning, Insulin Action and Plasma Acetate in Morbid Obesity – José María Moreno-Navarrete – Molecular Nutrition and Food Research

Is there a relationship between intestinal microbiota, dietary compounds, and obesity? – Joanna Kałużna-Czaplińska – Trends in Food Science and Technology

Animal experiments

Combination of quercetin and resveratrol reduces obesity in high-fat diet-fed rats by modulation of gut microbiota – Le Zhao – Food and Function

Post-weaning social isolation of rats leads to long-term disruption of the gut microbiota-immune-brain axis – Fionn Dunphy Doherty – Brain, Behavior, and Immunity

Host-microbiota interaction induces bi-phasic inflammation and glucose intolerance in mice – Antonio Molinaro – Molecular Metabolism

Obesogenic diet-induced gut barrier dysfunction and pathobiont expansion aggravate experimental colitis – June-Chul Lee – PLOS ONE

Animal microbiome

Gut region influences the diversity and interactions of bacterial communities in pikas (Ochotona curzoniae and Ochotona daurica) – Huan Li – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Nitrate induction and physiological responses of two maize lines differing in nitrogen use efficiency: effects on N availability, microbial diversity and enzyme activity in the rhizosphere – Zeno Varanini – Plant and Soil

The emergent rhizosphere: imaging the development of the porous architecture at the root-soil interface – J R Halliwell – Scientific Reports

Co-existence of Rhizobia and Diverse Non-Rhizobial Bacteria in the Rhizosphere and Nodules of Dalbergia odorifera Seedlings Inoculated with Bradyrhizobium elkanii,Rhizobium multihospitium–like and Burkholderia pyrrocinia–like Strains – Junkun Lu – Frontiers in Microbiology

Diversity of endophytic bacteria from Piper spp. with antagonistic property against Phytophthora capsici causing foot rot disease in black pepper (Piper nigrum L.) – Nadiya Kollakkodan – Journal of Tropical Agriculture

Seasonal and annual variation in fungal communities associated with epigeic springtails (Collembola spp.) in boreal forests – Sten Anslan – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

An Integrated Insight into the Relationship between Soil Microbial Community and Tobacco Bacterial Wilt Disease – Hongwu Yang – Frontiers in Microbiology

Resource availability underlies the plant-fungal diversity relationship in a grassland ecosystem – Lauren C Cline – Ecology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Microflora Thermarum Atlas project: biodiversity in thermal spring waters and natural SPA pools – F Valeriani – Water Science and Technology: Water Supply

Modes of carbon xation in an arsenic and CO2-rich shallow hydrothermal ecosystem – Nolwenn Callac – Scientific Reports

Difference of nitrogen-cycling microbes between shallow bay and deep-sea sediments in the South China Sea – Tiantian Yu – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Seasonal Shifts in Bacterial Community Responses to Phytoplankton-Derived Dissolved Organic Matter in the Western Antarctic Peninsula – Catherine M Luria – Frontiers in Microbiology

Built environment

Role of microbial activity in Fe(III) hydroxysulfate mineral transformations in an acid mine drainage-impacted site from the Dabaoshan Mine – Yanping Bao – Science of the Total Environment

Investigation of microbial communities in water dispensers – Sangjung Park – Applied Biological Chemistry

Food microbiology

Review: Potential health benefits of natural products derived from truffles: A review – Seema Patel – Trends in Food Science and Technology

Probiotics/prebiotics

Review: The development of seaweed-derived bioactive compounds for use as prebiotics and nutraceuticals using enzyme technologies – Suvimol Charoensiddhi – Trends in Food Science and Technology

Phages and viruses

Characterization of ecologically diverse viruses infecting co-occurring strains of cosmopolitan hyperhalophilic Bacteroidetes – Judith Villager – The ISME Journal

Biodiversity of bacteriophages infecting Lactococcus lactis starter cultures – Joana Oliveira – Journal of Dairy Science

Bioinformatics

fusionDB: assessing microbial diversity and environmental preferences via functional similarity networks – Zhu Chengsheng – Nucleic Acids Research

Metabolomics

PAMDB: a comprehensive Pseudomonas aeruginosa metabolome database – Wailing Huang – Nucleic Acids Research

mVOC 2.0: a database of microbial volatiles – Marie C Lemfack – Nucleic Acids Research

Techniques

Comparison of DNA-fingerprinting (T-RFLP) and high-throughput sequencing (HTS) to assess the diversity and composition of microbial communities in groundwater ecosystems – Karsten Karczewski – Limnologica Ecology and Management of Inland Waters

More microbes

Review: Our microbes not only produce antibiotics, they also overproduce amino acids – Sergio Sanchez – The Journal of Antibiotics

Disruption of N-acyl-homoserine lactone-specific signalling and virulence in clinical pathogens by marine sponge bacteria – José A Gutiérrez-Barranquero – Microbial Biotechnology

Microbes in the news

Bacteria-Activated Wallpaper that Generates Electricity – Katharine Keane – Architect Magazine

US government approves ‘killer’ mosquitoes to fight disease – Emily Waltz – Nature News

Bacteria may help babies’ digestive tracts more than suspected, scientists find – EurekAlert

Using neutrons to study how resistant bacteria evolve – Phys Org

Researchers identify mechanisms through which H. pylori bacteria cause gastric cancer – News Medical Life Sciences

New model reveals possibility of pumping antibiotics into bacteria – EurekAlert

Microbes on the market

Seres Therapeutics Awarded Grant from CARB-X to Support Development of Microbiome Therapeutic Candidate – Business Wire

Michael J. Fox Foundation, 23andMe to Jointly Advance Parkinson’s Disease Research – Carolina Henriques – Parkinson’s News Today

November 4, 2017

Events and jobs

Microbiology Lab Technician – Manpower – Evansville

Research Associate in Plant and Arthropod Microbiome – Indiana University

 

General microbiome

Review: New Insights into Graft-Versus-Host Disease and Graft Rejection – E Perkey – Annual Review of Pathology

Microbial network of the carbonate precipitation process induced by microbial consortia and the potential application to crack healing in concrete. – J Zhang – Scientific Reports

Review: A Call to Arms: Quest for a Cryptococcal Vaccine – MC Caballero Van Dyke – Cell

 

 

Human respiratory microbiome

Impact of the Respiratory Microbiome on Host Responses to Respiratory Viral Infection. – M Pichon – Vaccines

 

 

Human gut microbiome

Review: Atherosclerosis: Association between the gut microbiome and atherosclerosis – WT Barrington – Nature Reviews

Improvement in cardiometabolic risk markers following a multifunctional diet is associated with gut microbial taxa in healthy overweight and obese subjects. – N Marungruang – European Journal of Nutrition

Opinion: NOD2 and bacterial recognition as therapeutic targets for Crohn’s disease. – M de Bruyn – Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Targets.

 

Animal experiments 

Microbial diversity and composition in different gut locations of hyperlipidemic mice receiving krill oil. – C Lu – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Evaluating the contribution of gut microbiome to the variance of porcine serum glucose and lipid concentration. – X Huang – Scientific Reports

Gut microbiome influences efficacy of PD-1-based immunotherapy against epithelial tumors. – B Routy – Science

 

Animal microbiome 

The bacterium Wolbachia exploits host innate immunity to establish a symbiotic relationship with the dengue vector mosquito Aedes aegypti. – X Pan – The ISME Journal

Enzymatic dynamics into the Eisenia fetida (Savigny, 1826) gut during vermicomposting of coffee husk and market waste in a tropical environment. – B Ordoñez-Arévalo – Environmental Science and Pollution Research International

Microbial community and ovine host response varies with early and late stages of Haemonchus contortus infection. – S El-Ashram – Veterinary Research Communications

 

Plant, root and soil microbiome

The spent culture supernatant of Pseudomonas syringae contains azelaic acid – SG Javvadi – bioRxiv

Stratified Bacterial and Archaeal Community in Mangrove and Intertidal Wetland Mudflats Revealed by High Throughput 16S rRNA Gene Sequencing – Z Zhou – Frontiers in Microbiology

Genome Sequencing of Microbacterium sp. Yaish 1, a Bacterial Strain Isolated from the Rhizosphere of Date Palm Trees Affected by Salinity – GA Jana – Genome Announcements

A New Proposal for the Pathogenic Mechanism of Non-Coeliac/Non-Allergic Gluten/Wheat Sensitivity: Piecing Together the Puzzle of Recent Scientific Evidence. – V Leccioli – Nutrients

Identification of novel small RNAs in Burkholderia cenocepacia KC-01 expressed under iron limitation and oxidative stress conditions. – S Ghosh – Microbiology

Conductive particles enable syntrophic acetate oxidation between Geobacter and Methanosarcina from coastal sediments – AE Rotaru – bioRxiv

 

Water and extremophile microbiome

A dynamic microbial community with high functional redundancy inhabits the cold, oxic subseafloor aquifer. – BJ Tully – The ISME Journal

 

 

Phages and viruses

Co-existence of freshwater and marine T4-like myoviruses in a typical subtropical estuary. – L Liu – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

 

Techniques

Optimisation of 16S rRNA gut microbiota profiling of extremely low birth weight infants. – C Alcon-Giner – BMC Genomics

Metagenomic analysis reveals potential interactions in an artificial coculture. – M Ren – AMB Express

Review: Phage Hunters: computational strategies for finding phages in large-scale ‘omics datasets – BL Hurwitz – Virus Research

Defining the Transcriptional Landscape during Cytomegalovirus Latency with Single-Cell RNA Sequencing – M Shnayder – bioRxiv

 

Microbes in the news

Can microbiology tell us exactly what killed the Aztecs? – OUP Blog

Tuning the Microbiome Improves Melanoma Immunotherapy Response – GEN

November 1, 2017

Happy November everybody! We have an interesting collection of articles today. Co-cultivation of plant beneficial fungi as an effective strategy to modulate the production of bioactive metabolites and a review on the benefits of berries and their phytochemicals on the digestive and immune systems. Enjoy!

Events and jobs

Microbiology Lab Assistant – Seattle, Washington – Labcorp

General microbiome

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

Human respiratory microbiome

Review : CF Airway Microbiome: Overturning the Old, Opening the Way for the New – George A. O’Toole – Journal of Bacteriology

Human oral microbiome

Effect of maltitol-containing chewing gum use on the composition of dental plaque microbiota in subjects with active dental caries – Erica M. Prosdocimi – Journal of Oral Microbiology

Human gut microbiome

The circulating microbiome signature and inferred functional metagenomics in alcoholic hepatitis – Puneet Puri – Hepatology

Diet, Environments, and Gut Microbiota. A Preliminary Investigation in Children Living in Rural and Urban Burkina Faso and Italy – Carlotta De Filippo – Frontiers in Microbiology

Gut microbiome of mothers delivering prematurely shows reduced diversity and lower relative abundance of Bifidobacterium and Streptococcus – Cecilie Dahl – Plos One

Review : Systematic review of the effects of the intestinal microbiota on selected nutrients and non-nutrient – Colette Shortt – European Journal of Nutrition

Cereal products derived from wheat, sorghum, rice and oats alter the infant gut microbiota in vitro – Hasinika K. A. H. Gamage – Scientific Reports

Animal experiments

Antibiotic treatment disrupts bacterial communities in the colon and rectum of SIV-infected macaques – Alexander S. Zevin – FEMS Microbiology Letters

Ophiopogonin D alleviates high-fat diet–induced metabolic syndrome and changes the structure of gut microbiota in mice – Siyu Chen – The FASEB Journal

Animal microbiome

Bacterial Species Identified on the Skin of Bottlenose Dolphins Off Southern California via Next Generation Sequencing Techniques – Corey D. Russo – Microbial Ecology

Skin and fur bacterial diversity and community structure on American southwestern bats: effects of habitat, geography and bat traits – Ara S. Winter – PeerJ

Analysis of the Microbial Diversity in the Fecal Material of Giraffes – Jessica M. Schmidt – Current Microbiology

Morphological and genetic factors shape the microbiome of a seabird species (Oceanodroma leucorhoa) more than environmental and social factors – Douglas S. Pearce – Microbiome

Metabolomics

Plasma Metabolites From Choline Pathway and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in the PREDIMED (Prevention With Mediterranean Diet) Study – Marta Guasch-Ferré – Journal of the American Heart Association

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Strong Regionality and Dominance of Anaerobic Bacterial Taxa Characterize Diazotrophic Bacterial Communities of the Arcto-Alpine Plant Species Oxyria digyna and Saxifraga oppositifolia – Manoj Kumar – Frontiers in Microbiology

An endophytic Bacillus strain promotes growth of oil palm seedling by fine root biofilm formation – MdHoirul Azri – Rhizosphere

Effect of auxin producing and phosphate solubilizing bacteria on mobility of soil phosphorus, growth rate, and P acquisition by wheat plants – Guzel R. Kudoyarova – Acta Physiologiae Plantarum

Contrasting effects of ammonium and nitrate additions on the biomass of soil microbial communities and enzyme activities in subtropical China – Chuang Zhang – Biogeosciences

Impact of land use change and soil organic carbon quality on microbial diversity in soils across Europe – Márton Szoboszlay – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Microbial Diversity and Community Structure of Sulfate-Reducing and Sulfur-Oxidizing Bacteria in Sediment Cores from the East China Sea – Yu Zhang – Frontiers in Microbiology

Rhizosphere-associated Pseudomonas induce systemic resistance to herbivores at the cost of susceptibility to bacterial pathogens – Cara H. Haney – Molecular Ecology

*Co-Culture of Plant Beneficial Microbes as Source of Bioactive Metabolites – F. Vinale – Scientific Reports

Introducing BASE: the Biomes of Australian Soil Environments soil microbial diversity database – Andrew Bissett – Gigascience

Water and extremophile microbiome

Anaerobic digestion of spent mushroom substrate under thermophilic conditions: performance and microbial community analysis – Zheng Xiao – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Metagenomic characterization of biofilter microbial communities in a full-scale drinking water treatment plant – Seungdae Oh – Water Research

Distinct microbial communities in the active and permafrost layers on the Tibetan Plateau – Yong-Liang Chen – Molecular Ecology

Community composition and assembly processes of the free-living and particle-attached bacteria in Taihu Lake – Dayong Zhao – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Food Microbiology

Anti-obesity Effect of Exopolysaccharides Isolated from Kefir Grains – Juha Lim – J. Agric. Food Chem

Modulating Effects of Dicaffeoylquinic Acids from Ilex Kudingcha on Intestinal Microecology in vitro – Minhao Xie – Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry

*Review of the health effects of berries and their phytochemicals on the digestive and immune systems – Coen Govers – Nutrition Reviews

Probiotics / prebiotics

Single-species versus dual-species probiotic supplementation as an emerging therapeutic strategy for obesity – G.Karimi – Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases

Bioinformatics

ROCker: accurate detection and quantification of target genes in short-read metagenomic data sets by modeling sliding-window bitscores – Luis H. Orellana – Nucleic Acids Research

Phages and viruses

Review : Assessing Species Diversity Using Metavirome Data: Methods and Challenges – Damayanthi Herath – Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal

Microbes in the news

Caves Host Gooey Biofilms Built by Methane-Eating Bacteria

3D Printed Artificial Small Intestine to Advance Research on Gut Bacteria

Enzymes from dangerous bacteria turn into important tools for protein chemistry

Microbes on the market

The University Medical Center Groningen and Novogene announce the start of the 10K Metagenome Project

Science, publishing, and career

Book Chapter : Leading Change in Undergraduate STEM Education – Adam K. Leibovich – Educational and Outreach Projects from the Cottrell Scholars Collaborative Undergraduate and Graduate Education Volume 1

Anitha’s non-microbiology picks

Congratulations Nancy Scherich! The winner of this year’s ‘Dance Your Ph.D.’ contest

ROSINA spectral measurements bring comet’s chemistry to life

Scary as they are, few vampires have a backbone

 

October 21, 2017

Plant and soil microbiome focus today: Rhizospheric microbial communities of the frankincense producing Boswellia sacra tree, Coffea arabica, and the damask rose, as well as plant species in the Puerto Rico tropical forest, the Mediterranean mountains, and extreme Arctic and Alpine climates. 

Events and jobs

Post-doctoral Fellowship in Microbial Genomics – Brigham & Women’s Hospital – The Massachusetts Host-Microbiome Center

Microbiology Sales Executive – Ireland

Microbiology Lab Technician – Catalent – Brussels, Belgium

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  • General microbiome

Special Meeting Sections for the ASM Conference on Mechanisms of Interbacterial Cooperation and Competition – George A. O’Toole – Journal of Bacteriology

  • Human oral microbiome

Nutrigenomics in periodontics – An overview – Singh Soundanya –
International Journal of Oral Health Dentistry

  • Human gut microbiome

Review: Health and environmental applications of gut microbiome: a review – Soumya Chatterjee – The Journal of Society of Ecological Chemistry and Engineering

The Influence of Proton Pump Inhibitors on the Fecal Microbiome of Infants with Gastroesophageal Reflux—A Prospective Longitudinal Interventional Study – Christoph Castellani – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

Review: Host–Microbiota Mutualism in Metabolic Diseases – Salvatore Fabbiano – Frontiers in Endocrinology

Review: Interactions between Bacteria and Bile Salts in the Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Tracts – Verónica Urdaneta – Frontiers in Medicine

Review: Prebiotic–Probiotic Relationship: The Genetic Fundamentals of Polysaccharides Conversion by Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus Genera – Penka Petrova – Food Bioconversion

Impact of Dietary Resistant Starch on the Human Gut Microbiome, Metaproteome, and Metabolome – Tanja V. Maier – mBio

Review: Can the gastrointestinal microbiota be modulated by dietary fibre to treat obesity? – H. C. Davis – Irish Journal of Medical Science

Diet, Environments, and Gut Microbiota. A Preliminary Investigation in Children Living in Rural and Urban Burkina Faso and Italy – Carlotta De Filippo – Frontiers in Microbiology

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  • Animal experiments

Study on alterations of physiological functions in aged constipation rats with fluid-deficiency based on metabonomic and microbiology analysis – Deliang Liu – Royal Society of Chemistry

  • Animal microbiome

The Low-Diversity Fecal Microbiota of the Critically Endangered Kākāpō Is Robust to Anthropogenic Dietary and Geographic Influences – Elena K. Perry – Frontiers and Microbiology

Alternative growth promoters modulate broiler gut microbiome and enhance body weight gain – Serajus Salaheen – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbial Communities in North American Ixodid Ticks of Veterinary and Medical Importance – Andrea S. Varela-Stokes – Frontiers in Veterinary Science

Assessing the impact of rumen microbial communities on methane emissions and production traits in Holstein cows in a tropical climate – Camila S. Cunha – Systematic and Applied Microbiology

  • Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Root and rhizosphere bacterial phosphatase activity varies with tree species and soil phosphorus availability in Puerto Rico tropical forest – Kristine Grace Cabugao – Frontiers in Plant Science

Insights into Microalga and Bacteria Interactions of Selected Phycosphere Biofilms Using Metagenomic, Transcriptomic, and Proteomic Approaches – Ines Krohn-Molt – Frontiers in Microbiology

Inoculation with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi alleviates harmful effects of drought stress on damask rose – EslamAbdel-Salam – Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences

Strong Regionality and Dominance of Anaerobic Bacterial Taxa Characterize Diazotrophic Bacterial Communities of the Arcto-Alpine Plant Species Oxyria digyna and Saxifraga oppositifolia – Manoj Kumar – Frontiers in Microbiology

Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria in amelioration of salinity stress: a systems biology perspective – Gayathri Ilangumaran – Frontiers in Plant Science

Review: Mycorrhizosphere Interactions to Improve a Sustainable Production of Legumes – José-Miguel Barea – Microbes for Legume Improvement

Taxonomic and Functional Diversity of a Quercus pyrenaica Willd. Rhizospheric Microbiome in the Mediterranean Mountains – José F. Cobo-Díaz – Forests

Review: Response and interaction of Bradyrhizobium japonicum and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in the soybean rhizosphere – Ram Swaroop Meena – Plant Growth Regulation

Review: Feed Your Friends: Do Plant Exudates Shape the Root Microbiome? – Joelle Sasse – Trends in Plant Science

Microbial indicators for soil quality – Michael Schloter – Biology and Fertility of Soils

Interactions of plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria and soil factors in two leguminous plants – Xiao Xiao – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Soil water content during and after plant growth influence nutrient availability and microbial biomass – Ran Xue – Journal of soil science and plant nutrition

Isolation, screening and biochemical characterization of Phosphate-solubilizing rhizobacteria associated with Coffea arabica L – Befekadu Teshome – Advanced Journal of Biodiversity

Temporal variations of soil microbial community under compost addition in black soil of Northeast China – Wei Yang – Applied Soil Ecology

Differential seasonal effects of water addition and nitrogen fertilization on microbial biomass and diversity in a temperate desert – Gang Huang – Catena

Assessment of microbial diversity in the rhizosphere of Pinus roxburghii (Sarg.) and bio-inoculant potential of selected pine bacterial isolates for wheat varieties based on culture independent and culture dependent techniques – I. Naz – Plant Biology

Rhizospheric microbial communities associated with wild and cultivated frankincense producing Boswellia sacra tree – Abdul Latif Khan – PLOSone

Taxonomic structure and functional association of foxtail millet root microbiome – Tao Jin – GigaScience

  • Biotechnology

Evaluation of gastrointestinal bacterial population for the production of holocellulose enzymes for biomass deconstruction – Dhaneshwaree Asem – PLOSone

Impact of treated wastewater for irrigation on soil microbial communities – A.M. Ibekwe – Science of the Total Environment

Advancing the design and delivery of CRISPR antimicrobials – Jennie R.Fagen – Current Opinion in Biomedical Engineering

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  • Phages and viruses

Pre-Print: Insights into viral community composition of the cnidarian model metaorganism Aiptasia using RNA-Seq data – Jan D Brüwer – PeerJ

How does parvovirus B19 DNA achieve lifelong persistence in human cells? – Gloria Bua – Future Virology

  • Bioinformatics

Annotation: A Computational Solution for Streamlining Metabolomics Analysis – Xavier Domingo-Almenara – Analytical Chemistry

  • Techniques

Review: Combined imaging and molecular techniques for evaluating microbial function and composition: A review – Christopher G. Weisener – Surface and Interface Analysis

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  • Microbes in the news

Simple Bacteria Offer Clues to the Origins of Photosynthesis – Jordana Cepelewicz – Quanta Magazine

Bacteria Found in Women’s Upper Reproductive Tracts – Diana Kwon – The Scientist

New Research Shows Asymmetry in Bacteria Might Help Us Fight Antibiotic Resistance – Karla Lant – Futurism

Metal-eating bacteria could have left their “fingerprints” on Mars, proving it once hosted life – Matt Williams – Universe Today

How gut bacteria saved ‘dirty mice’ from death – Elizabeth Pennisi – Science

 

October 20, 2017

A wide variety of studies today from the digestive microbiota of carnivorous pitcher plants, to the skin microbiome of dogs, and the impacts of probiotics on male fertility in a mouse model of obesity. 

Events and jobs

Microbiome World Congress – November 7-8, 2017, Capital Hilton, Washington, DC – registration

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  • General microbiome

The Pelagic Bacterium Paraphotobacterium marinum Has the Smallest Complete Genome Within the Family Vibrionaceae – Zhaobin Huang – Frontiers in Microbiology

Review: Uncultivated microbes in need of their own taxonomy – Konstantinos T Konstantinidis – The ISME Journal

Review: The growing tree of Archaea: new perspectives on their diversity, evolution and ecology – Panagiotis S Adam – The ISME Journal

  • Human respiratory microbiome

Antibiotic exposure and interpersonal variance mask the effect of ivacaftor on respiratory microbiota composition – Anton Y. Peleg – Journal of Cystic Fibrosis

  • Human gut microbiome

Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae colonization (CRE) and subsequent risk of infection and 90-day mortality in critically ill patients, an observational study – Thomas Howe McConville – PLOSone

Review: Antibiotics, gut microbiome, and obesity – Karen S. W. Leong – Clinical Endocrinology

Review: Gut microbiota changes in the extreme decades of human life: a focus on centenarians – Aurelia Santoro – Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences

Review: Salmonella enterica Serovar Typhimurium Strategies for Host Adaptation – Christopher J. Anderson – Frontiers in Microbiology

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  • Animal Experiments

Lactobacillus rhamnosus PB01 (DSM 14870) supplementation affects markers of sperm kinematic parameters in a diet-induced obesity mice model – Fereshteh Dardmeh – PLOSone

  • Animal microbiome

Metagenomic binning of a marine sponge microbiome reveals unity in defense but metabolic specialization – Beate M Slaby – The ISME Journal

A polyphenol-enriched diet and Ascaris suum infection modulate mucosal immune responses and gut microbiota composition in pigs – Andrew R. Williams – PLOSone

Individual signatures and environmental factors shape skin microbiota in healthy dogs – Anna Cuscó – Microbiome

Review: Metagenomic investigation of gastrointestinal microbiome in cattle – Minseok Kim – AJAS

  • Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Linking the development and functioning of a carnivorous pitcher plant’s microbial digestive community – David W Armitage – The ISME Journal

Biogeography and organic matter removal shape long-term effects of timber harvesting on forest soil microbial communities – Roland C Wilhelm – The ISME Journal

Differences in soil fungal assemblages associated with native and non-native tree species of varying weediness – David R. Toole – Biological Invasions

Nitric Oxide Accumulation: The Evolutionary Trigger for Phytopathogenesis – Margarida M. Santana – Frontiers in Microbiology

  • Water and extremophile microbiome

Genome sequences of lower Great Lakes Microcystis sp. reveal strain-specific genes that are present and expressed in western Lake Erie blooms – Kevin Anthony Meyer – PLOSone

Mixotrophy drives niche expansion of verrucomicrobial methanotrophs – Carlo R Carere – The ISME Journal

High abundance and expression of transposases in bacteria from the Baltic Sea – Theoden Vigil-Stenman – The ISME Journal

Genome sequences of lower Great Lakes Microcystis sp. reveal strain-specific genes that are present and expressed in western Lake Erie blooms – Kevin Anthony Meyer – PLOSone

High-throughput sequencing revealed novel Dehalococcoidia in dechlorinating microbial enrichments from PCB contaminated marine sediments – B. Matturro – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Flooding Duration Affects the Structure of Terrestrial and Aquatic Microbial Eukaryotic Communities – Oliver Röhl – Environmental Microbiology

Sediment microbial taxonomic and functional diversity in a natural salinity gradient challenge Remane’s “species minimum” concept – Christina Pavloudi – PeerJ

The Exometabolome of Two Model Strains of the Roseobacter Group: A Marketplace of Microbial Metabolites – Gerrit Wienhausen – Frontiers in Microbiology

  • Built environment

Indoor microbiota in severely moisture damaged homes and the impact of interventions – Balamuralikrishna Jayaprakash – Microbiome

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  • Probiotics / prebiotics

Review: Probiotics in the Prevention of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus – Luisa F. Gomez Arango – Nutrition and Diet in Maternal Diabetes

  • Phages and viruses

Microencapsulation of Clostridium difficile specific bacteriophages using microfluidic glass capillary devices for colon delivery using pH triggered release – Gurinder K. Vinner – PLOSone

Novel chaperonins are prevalent in the virioplankton and demonstrate links to viral biology and ecology – Rachel L Marine – The ISME Journal

  • Techniques

A simpler and more cost-effective peptide biosynthetic method using the truncated GST as carrier for epitope mapping – Wan-Xiang Xu – PLOSone

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