January 31, 2019

Today’s digest covers articles describing sphingolipids in host-microbiome interaction, unique microbiome and metabolome of Indian population, selection and stabilization of soil microbiome and effect of probiotics on early sepsis in patients and immune response in childrenEnjoy reading!

General microbiome

Metabolic Modeling of Human Gut Microbiota on a Genome Scale: An Overview – Partho Sen – Metabolites

Altered composition and function of intestinal microbiota in autism spectrum disorders: a systematic review – Feitong Liu – Translational Psychiatry

Sphingolipids in host–microbial interactions – Stacey L. Heaver – Current Opinion in Microbiology

Pregnancy and early life

Mixed Viral-Bacterial Infections and Their Effects on Gut Microbiota and Clinical Illnesses in Children – Shilu Mathew – Scientific Reports

Pathways linking caesarean delivery to early health in a dual burden context: Immune development and the gut microbiome in infants and children from Galápagos, Ecuador – Amanda L. Thompson – American Journal of Human Biology

Human gut microbiome

The vagino-cervical microbiome as a woman’s life history – Zhuye Jie – BioRxiv

Dynamics of Human Gut Microbiota and Short-Chain Fatty Acids in Response to Dietary Interventions with Three Fermentable Fibers – Nielson T. Baxter – mBio

The unique composition of Indian gut microbiome, gene catalogue and associated faecal metabolome deciphered using multi-omics approaches – D.B. Dhakan – Gigascience

Animal experiments

Oral neonatal antibiotic treatment perturbs gut microbiota and aggravates central nervous system autoimmunity in Dark Agouti rats – Suzana Stanisavljević – Scientific Reports

Intestinal epithelial N-acylphosphatidylethanolamine phospholipase D links dietary fat to metabolic adaptations in obesity and steatosis – Amandine Everard – Nature Communications

Mutual interplay between IL-17–producing γδT cells and microbiota orchestrates oral mucosal homeostasis – Anneke Wilharm – PNAS

Plant, root and soil microbiome

Selection, succession and stabilization of soil microbial consortia – Elias K. Zegeye – BioRxiv

Comparison of the bacterial and methanotrophic diversities between an Italian paddy field and its neighboring meadow – Mohammad Ghashghavi – BioRxiv

Quality of Irrigation Water Affects Soil Functionality and Bacterial Community Stability in Response to Heat Disturbance – Sammy Frenk – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Water and extremophiles microbiome

Archaea dominate the microbial community in an ecosystem with low-to-moderate temperature and extreme acidity – Aleksei A. Korzhenkov – Microbiome

Antibiotic disturbance affects aquatic microbial community composition and foodweb interactions but not community resilience – Ester M. Eckert – Molecular Ecology

 Phages and viruses

Megaphages infect Prevotella and variants are widespread in gut microbiomes – Audra E. Devoto – Nature Microbiology

Probiotics / prebiotics

Dysbiosis in early sepsis can be modulated by a multispecies probiotic: a randomised controlled pilot trial – V. Stadlbauer – Beneficial Microbes

Lactobacillus plantarum IS-10506 supplementation increases faecal sIgA and immune response in children younger than two years – P.D. Kusumo – Beneficial Microbes

Supplementation with Lactobacillus kefiranofaciens ZW3 from Tibetan Kefir improves depression-like behavior in stressed mice by modulating the gut microbiota – Ye Sun – Food and Function

Non-microbiology picks

Identification of Enteroendocrine Regulators by Real-Time Single-Cell Differentiation Mapping – Helmuth Gehart – Cell

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January 25, 2019

General microbiome

A Comparison of Homogenization vs. Enzymatic Lysis for Microbiome Profiling in Clinical Endoscopic Biopsy Tissue Samples – A Comparison of Homogenization vs. Enzymatic Lysis for Microbiome Profiling in Clinical Endoscopic Biopsy Tissue Samples – Chao Zhang – Frontiers in Microbiology

Review: Exploring the Human Microbiome: The Potential Future Role of Next-Generation Sequencing in Disease Diagnosis and Treatment – Muneer Ahmad Malla – Frontiers in Immunology

The microbiome and its relevance in complex wounds – Francesco Drago – European Journal of Dermatology

Commentary: A Link between the Gut and Bone: Bone Health Impacted by Changes in Gut Microbiota – Larry J.Suva – The American Journal of Pathology

Pregnancy and early life

Feeding intolerance alters the gut microbiota of preterm infants – Zhenya Yuan – PLOS ONE

Multi-site human microbiome

Review: A correlation between intestinal microbiota dysbiosis and osteoarthritis – Marta AnnaSzychlinska – Heliyon

Human respiratory microbiome

A survey of fungal microbiota in airways of healthy volunteer subjects from Puglia (Apulia), Italy – Giovanna Elisiana Carpagnano – BMC Infectious Diseases

The Association Between Disease Severity and Microbiome in Chronic Rhinosinusitis – Darren Rom – The Laryngoscope

Review: Microbiota and asthma: Clinical implications – Konstantinos Katsoulis – Respiratory Medicine

Human oral microbiology

Metagenome sequencing-based strain-level and functional characterization of supragingival microbiome associated with dental caries in children – Nezar Noor Al-Hebshi – Journal of Oral Microbiology

Periodontal pathogens are a risk factor of oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma, independent of tobacco and alcohol and human papillomavirus – Ian Ganly – International Journal of Cancer

Human gut microbiome

Review: Role of diet and gut microbiota on colorectal cancer immunomodulation – Carolina Vieira De Almeida – World Journal of Gastroenterology

Review: Targeting obesity management through gut microbiota modulation by herbal products: A systematic review – Hanieh-SadatEjtahed – Complementary Therapies in Medicine

Identification of Specific Oral and Gut Pathogens in Full Thickness Colon of Colitis Patients: Implications for Colon Motility – Vasudevan Dinakaran – Frontiers in Microbiology

Animal experiments

Fecal microbiota changes associated with dehorning and castration stress primarily affects light-weight dairy calves – Raies A. Mir – PLOS ONE

Advanced Age Impairs Intestinal Antimicrobial Peptide Response and Worsens Fecal Microbiome Dysbiosis Following Burn Injury in Mice – Elizabeth G Wheatley – Shock

Effects of drought‐stressed temperate forage legumes on the degradation and the rumen microbial community in vitro – Susanne Riede – Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition

Bacillus amyloliquefaciens ameliorates Dextran Sulfate Sodium-Induced Colitis by Improving Gut Microbial Dysbiosis in Mice Model – Guangtian Cao – Frontiers in Microbiology

Bacillus subtilis 29784 induces a shift in broiler gut microbiome toward butyrate-producing bacteria and improves intestinal histomorphology and animal performance – Vincent Jacquier – Poultry Science

Green Tea Polyphenols Modify the Gut Microbiome in db/db Mice as Co‐abundance Groups Correlating with the Blood Glucose Lowering Effect – Tingting Chen – Molecular Nutrition and Food Research

Influence of Porphyromonas gingivalis in gut microbiota of streptozotocin‐induced diabetic mice – Anri Ohtsu – Oral diseases

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Nanopore Sequencing as a Surveillance Tool for Plant Pathogens in Plant and Insect Tissues – Aline Bronzato Badial – Plant Disease

Rhizosphere Microbiomes from Root Knot Nematode Non-infested Plants Suppress Nematode Infection – Dongmei Zhou – Microbial Ecology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Copper Affects Composition and Functioning of Microbial Communities in Marine Biofilms at Environmentally Relevant Concentrations – Natàlia Corcoll – Frontiers in Microbiology

Bark and Grape Microbiome of Vitis vinifera: Influence of Geographic Patterns and Agronomic Management on Bacterial Diversity – Nicola Vitulo – Frontiers in Microbiology

Bacterial diversity in typical abandoned multi-contaminated nonferrous metal(loid) tailings during natural attenuation – Jian-liLiu – Environmental Pollution

Long- and short-chain AHLs affect AOA and AOB microbial community composition and ammonia oxidation rate in activated sludge – Jie Gao – Journal of Environmental Sciences

Food microbiology

Dominance of wine Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains over S. kudriavzevii in industrial fermentation competitions is related to an acceleration of nutrient uptake and utilization – Javier Alonso‐del‐Real – Environmental Microbiology

Phages and viruses

Commentary : Going Viral: a Novel Role for Bacteriophage in Colorectal Cancer – Scott A. Handley – mBio

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

January 11, 2019

General Microbiome

A great-ape view of the gut microbiome.Nishida AH. Nature Reviews Genetics

Relative reduction of biological and phylogenetic diversity of the oral microbiota of diabetes and pre-diabetes patients. Saeb ATM. Microbial Pathogenesis

Dietary modulation of the microbiome as therapy.Bernard NJ. Nature Reviews Rheumatology

Costless metabolic secretions as drivers of interspecies interactions in microbial ecosystems.Pacheco AR. Nature Communications

Low-moisture food matrices as probiotic carriers. Marcial-Coba MS . FEMS Microbiology Letters

REVIEW: Cross-Domain and Viral Interactions in the Microbiome.Rowan-Nash AD. Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews

The respiratory microbiome and susceptibility to influenza virus infection. Lee KH. PLoS One

Food Microbiome

Metagenomic profiles of different types of Italian high-moisture Mozzarella cheese.Marino M. Food Microbiology

Gut Microbiome

Enhancement of the gut barrier integrity by a microbial metabolite through the Nrf2 pathway.Singh R. Nature Communications

Pilot study of probiotic/colostrum supplementation on gut function in children with autism and gastrointestinal symptoms.Sanctuary MR. PLoS One

Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs Alter the Microbiota and Exacerbate <i>Clostridium difficile</i> Colitis while Dysregulating the Inflammatory Response.Maseda D. mBio

Techniques/Resources

OTUX: V-region specific OTU database for improved 16S rRNA OTU picking and efficient cross-study taxonomic comparison of microbiomes. Yadav D. DNA Research

Streamlining standard bacteriophage methods for higher throughput.Kauffman KM. MethodsX

Indirect DNA extraction method suitable for acidic soil with high clay content. Högfors-Rönnholm E. MethodsX

DATABASE: The 26th annual Nucleic Acids Research database issue and Molecular Biology Database Collection.Rigden DJ. Nucleic Acid Research

Animal Experiments and Microbiome

Effect of the Nursing Mother on the Gut Microbiome of the Offspring During Early Mouse Development.Treichel NS. Microbial Ecology

Delayed differentiation of vaginal and uterine microbiomes in dairy cows developing postpartum endometritis.Miranda-CasoLuengo R. PLoS One.

Seabird and pinniped shape soil bacterial communities of their settlements in Cape Shirreff, Antarctica.Ramírez-Fernández L. PLoS One

Use of 16S rRNA gene sequencing for prediction of new opportunistic pathogens in chicken ileal and cecal microbiota.Kollarcikova M. Poultry Science

Whole rumen metagenome sequencing allows classifying and predicting feed efficiency and intake levels in cattle.Delgado B. Scientific  Reports

 

Marine and Inland Waters

Diversity and Composition of Pelagic Prokaryotic and Protist Communities in a Thin Arctic Sea-Ice Regime.de Sousa AGG. Microbial Ecology

Stratification, nitrogen fixation, and cyanobacterial bloom stage regulate the planktonic food web structure.Loick-Wilde N. Global Change Biology

Analysis of viral and bacterial communities in groundwater associated with contaminated land.Costeira R. Science of the Total Environment

Plant, Soil, and Air Microbiome

The known and the unknown in soil microbial ecology. Baldrian P. FEMS Microbiology Ecology.

Genomic analysis of bacteria in the Acute Oak Decline pathobiome.Doonan J. Microbial Genomics.

Glutathione S-Transferase Enzymes in Plant-Pathogen Interactions.Gullner G. Frontiers in Plant Science

A comparative metagenomic and spectroscopic analysis of soils from an international point of entry between the US and Mexico.  Cota-Ruiz K. Environmental International

Metagenome tracking biogeographic agroecology: Phytobiota of tomatoes from Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina and California. Ottesen A. Food Microbiology

Temporal Dynamics of Bacterial Communities in Soil and Leachate Water After Swine Manure Application.Rieke EL. Frontiers of Microbiology

December 30, 2018

In the midst of the festive season have a fiesta with the recent articles on Microbiome. Todays MicroBiome Digest covers the Techniques and Treatments, Drugs, Immunostimulatory Diet and Nutrition, Multivariate Count Data Model, Antimicrobials, Pre/Pro-biotcs, Host-Microbe Interactions, Genes, Genomics and Pathways of Microbiota, Infant Microbiome, Animal Models, Animal Microbiome, Microbial Ecology of plant and soil. Happy Reading!!! 

TECHNIQUES & TREATMENTS:

LEMMI: A Live Evaluation of Computational Methods for Metagenome Investigation – Mathieu Seppey – bioRxiv

Single-cell virus sequencing of influenza infections that trigger innate immunity – Alistair B Russell – bioRxiv

METHODS TO IMPROVE INDUCTION OF IGG AND IGA ANTIBODIES BY VACCINES – Boyaka, Prosper -United States Patent Application 20180360953 -PATENT

Are the Statins promising antifungal agents against invasive candidiasis? – William GustavoLima -Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy

Bayesian variable selection for multivariate zero-inflated models: Application to microbiome count data – Lee KH – Biostatistics

Metatranscriptomic and comparative genomic insights into resuscitation mechanisms during enrichment culturing – Mu DS – Microbiome

Prognostic Impact of Fusobacterium nucleatum Depends on Combined Tumor Location and Microsatellite Instability Status in Stage II/III Colorectal Cancers Treated with Adjuvant Chemotherapy – Oh HJ – J Pathol Transl Med.

Loss of Gut Microbiota Alters Immune System Composition and Cripples Post-Infarction Cardiac Repair – Tang TW – Circulation

DRUG, DIET and NUTRITION:

Review article: implementation of a diet low in FODMAPs for patients with irritable bowel syndrome-directions for future research – Mitchell Hrticle – Aliment Pharmacol Ther.

Compound polysaccharides ameliorate experimental colitis by modulating gut microbiota composition and function – Cai Y – J Gastroenterol Hepatol.

Rifaximin Altered Gut Microbiota Components Associated with Liver/Neuropsychological Functions in Patients with Hepatic Encephalopathy: An Exploratory Data Analysis of a Phase II/III Clinical Trials – Kawaguchi T – Hepatol Res.

Inulin ameliorates alcoholic liver disease via suppressing LPS-TLR4-Mψ axis and modulating gut microbiota in mice – Yang X – Alcohol Clin Exp Res.

Effect of Resistant Starch on the Gut Microbiota and Its Metabolites in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease – Yoshida N – J Atheroscler Thromb.

Late gestation diet supplementation of resin acid-enriched composition increases sow colostrum immunoglobulin G content, piglet colostrum intake and improve sow gut microbiota – Hasan S – Animal

PRE/PRO- BIOTICS and ANTIMICROBIAL:

The human skin microbiota is a rich source of bacteriocin producing staphylococci which kill human pathogens – O’Sullivan JN – FEMS Microbiol Ecol.

Comparative immunostimulatory effect of probiotics and prebiotics in Channa punctatus against Aphanomyces invadans – Devi G – Fish Shellfish Immunol

GENES, GENOMICS & PATHWAYS:

Detection of a novel mutation G511T in the 530 loop in 16S rRNA in multi drugs resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolated from Sudanese patients – Yousif Mohammed Alfatih – bioRxiv

Review: Interactions Between Autophagy and the Unfolded Protein Response: Implications for Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Hooper KM – Inflamm Bowel Dis.

In vitro and in vivo characterization of Clostridium scindens bile acid transformations – Marion S- Gut Microbes

Bioinformatic, phylogenetic, and chemical analysis of the UV-absorbing compounds scytonemin and mycosporine-like amino acids from the microbial mat communities of Shark Bay, Australia – D’Agostino PM – Environ Microbiol

Genetic diversity of Escherichia coli in gut microbiota of patients with Crohn’s disease discovered using metagenomic and genomic analyses – Tyakht AV – BMC Genomics

Complete Genome Sequence of a blaKPC-2-Positive Klebsiella pneumoniae Strain Isolated from the Effluent of an Urban Sewage Treatment Plant in Japan Complete Genome Sequence of a blaKPC-2-Positive Klebsiella pneumoniae Strain Isolated from the Effluent of an Urban Sewage Treatment Plant in Japan – Sekizuka T – mSphere

HOST-MICROBE INTERACTION:

Nitrogen- and phosphorus-starved Triticum aestivum show distinct belowground microbiome profiles – Antoine P Pagé -bioRxiv

Bacterial secretion of histamine within the gut influences immune responses within the lung – Barcik W – Allergy

GUT MICROBIOME:

Extensive Transmission of Microbes along the Gastrointestinal Tract – Thomas SB Schmidt – bioRxiv

VAGINAL MICROBIOME:

Human β-defensin-2 as a biochemical indicator of vaginal environment in pregnant women – Hideko Kotani – Hypertension Research In Pregnancy

PREGNANCY AND EARLY LIFE:

Physiology of Stress and Use of Skin-to-Skin Care as a Stress-Reducing Intervention in the NICU – Britt Frisk Pados – Nursing for Women’s Health

Longitudinal analysis of infant stool bacteria communities before and after acute febrile malaria and artemether/lumefantrine treatment – Mandal RK – J Infect Dis.

Haemophilus-dominant nasopharyngeal microbiota is associated with delayed clearance of respiratory syncytial virus in infants hospitalized for bronchiolitis – Mansbach JM – J Infect Dis

ANIMAL MODEL EXPERIMENTS:

Dietary nucleotides can directly stimulate the immunity of zebrafish independent of the intestinal microbiota – Guo X – Fish Shellfish Immunol.

Antimicrobial assessment of phage therapy using a porcine model of biofilm infection – Milho C – Int J Pharm

ANIMAL MICROBIOME:

Effect of different levels of tryptophan on productive performance, egg quality, blood biochemistry, and caecal microbiota of hens housed in enriched colony cages under commercial stocking density – Khattak F -Poult Sci.

Exogenous carbohydrases added to a starter diet reduced markers of systemic immune activation and decreased Lactobacillus in weaned pigs – Li Q – J Anim Sci.

Gut microbiota dynamics and functionality in Reticulitermes grassei after a 7-day dietary shift and ciprofloxacin treatment – Berlanga M – PLoS One

MICROBIAL ECOLOGY:

Culturomics-Based Taxonomic Diversity of Bacterial Communities in the Hot Springs of Saudi Arabia – Yasir M – OMICS

Rhizosphere microorganisms can influence the timing of plant flowering – Lut T – Microbiome

December 21, 2018

Today’s digest is about the shortcomings of the midstream urine test for urinary tract infection, contacts between phages and bacterial hosts, and contamination in marker-gene and metagenomic sequencing. There is a very interesting podcast on “Seeing double” in scientific papers. Happy reading/listening!

Urinary microbiome

Cross-over data supporting long-term antibiotic treatment in patients with painful lower urinary tract symptoms, pyuria and negative urinalysis – Sheela Swamy – International Urogynecology Journal

*Reassessment of routine midstream culture in diagnosis of urinary tract infection – Sanchutha Sathiananthamoorthya – Journal of Clinical Microbiology

Gut microbiome

Drivers of human gut microbial community assembly: Coadaptation, determinism and stochasticity – Kaitlyn Oliphan – BioRxiv

Animal experiments

*Scaffolding bacterial genomes and probing host-virus interactions in gut microbiome by proximity ligation (chromosome capture) assay – Martial Marbouty – Science Advances

Antidepressant treatment modulates the gut microbiome and metabolome during pregnancy and lactation in rats with a depressive-like phenotype – Anouschka S Ramsteijn – BioRxiv

General Anesthesia Alters the Diversity and Composition of the Intestinal Microbiota in Mice – Mara A. Serbanescu – Anesthesia & Analgesia

Water microbiome

Bacterial community activity and dynamics in the biofilm of an experimental hybrid wetland system treating greywater – Marika Truu – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Plant/root/soil microbiome

Introducing THOR, a model microbiome for genetic dissection of community behavior – Gabriel L. Lozano – BioRxiv

Bacterial analogs of plant piperidine alkaloids mediate microbial interactions in a rhizosphere model system – Gabriel L. Lozano – BioRxiv

Bioinformatics

*Simple statistical identification and removal of contaminant sequences in marker-gene and metagenomics data – Nicole M. Davis – Microbiome

Nucleotide Archival Format (NAF) enables efficient lossless reference-free compression of DNA sequences – Kirill Kryukov – BioRxiv

Podcast

*Seeing double [Elisabeth Bik speaks about the problematic images in scientific papers, the state of microbiome research, and making the jump from academia to industry] – Dan Quintana and James Heathers – Everything Hertz.

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