June 15, 2018

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

Pregnancy and early life

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

Human respiratory microbiome

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

Human oral microbiome

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

Human nearly-sterile sites

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

Human gut microbiome

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

Animal experiments

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

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

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

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

Animal microbiome

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

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

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

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

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

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

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

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

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

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

Water and extremophile microbiome

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

Phages and viruses

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

Bioinformatics

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

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

Microbes in the news

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

Science, career, and publishing

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

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

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June 13, 2018

Events and jobs

Computational scientists (from post-master to postdoc fellowships) in metagenomics and microbial genomics : Trento, Italy – The Laboratory of Computational Metagenomics

General microbiome

Meta-analysis of human genome-microbiome association studies: the MiBioGen consortium initiative – Jun Wang, Microbiome Announcement

Microbial ecology

Everything is not everywhere: a tale on the biogeography of cyanobacteria – Karine Felix Ribeiro, Hydrobiologia

A Meta‐Analysis of Temperature Sensitivity as a Microbial Trait – Charlotte J. Alster, Global Change Biology

Microbial island biogeography: isolation shapes the life history characteristics but not diversity of root-symbiotic fungal communities – John Davison, ISME

Bacillus thuringiensis produces the lipopeptide thumolycin to antagonize microbes and nematodes – Dehong Zheng, Microbiological Research

Qualitative analysis of biosurfactants from Bacillus species exhibiting antifungal activity – Ambrin Sarwar, Plos One

Antarctic cryptoendolithic fungal communities are highly adapted and dominated by Lecanoromycetes and Dothideomycetes – Claudia Coleine, Frontiers in Microbiology

Pregnancy and early life

The Microbiome and Metabolome of Preterm Infant Stool Are Personalized and Not Driven by Health Outcomes, Including Necrotizing Enterocolitis and Late-Onset Sepsis – Stephen Wandro, mSphere

The role of breast milk in the colonization of neonatal gut and skin with coagulase-negative staphylococci – Hiie Soeorg, Pediatric Research

Multisite human microbiome

Prion-like Propagation of α-synuclein in the gut-brain axis – Ying Chen, Brain Research Bulletin

Microbiome-Gut-Brain Axis and Toll-Like Receptors in Parkinson’s Disease – Valentina Caputi, International Journal of Molecular Sciences

Current Insights in Microbiome Shifts in Sjogren’s Syndrome and Possible Therapeutic Interventions – Christina Tsigalou, Frontiers in Immunology

Comparison of Infant Gut and Skin Microbiota, Resistome and Virulome between Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Environments – Suchitra K. Hourigan, Frontiers in Microbiology

Human skin microbiome

Skin Microbiota in Obese Women at Risk for Surgical Site Infection After Cesarean Delivery – Kara M. Rood, Scientific Reports

Cutibacterium acnes (Propionibacterium acnes) and acne vulgaris: a brief look at the latest updates – B. Dréno, Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology

Characterisation of Cutibacterium acnes phylotypes in acne and in vivo exploratory evaluation of Myrtacine® – S. Pécastaings, Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology

Human oral microbiome

Analysis of the oral microbiome on the surface of modified dental polymers – Denise  Tornavoi de Castro, Archives of Oral Biology

Genetic Association with Subgingival Bacterial Colonization in Chronic Periodontitis – Franco Cavalla, Genes

Biological and cultural drivers of oral microbiota in Medieval and Post-Medieval London, UK – Andrew G Farrer, bioRxiv

Human gut microbiome

Breath methane concentrations and markers of obesity in patients with functional gastrointestinal disorders – Clive H. Wilder-Smith, United European Gastroenterology Journal

The Intersection Between Colonization Resistance, Antimicrobial Stewardship, and Clostridium difficile – Rossana Rosa, Current Infectious Disease Reports

Celiac Disease and Fecal Microbiota Transplantation: A New Beginning? – Shmuel Golfeyz MD, Correspondence

Gut microbiota metabolites, amino acid metabolites and improvements in insulin sensitivity and glucose metabolism: the POUNDS Lost trial – Yoriko Heianza, Nutrition

Cutting the Gordian Knot of the Microbiota – Kimberly S.Vasquez, Molecular Cell

Host: Microbiome co-metabolic processing of dietary polyphenols – An acute, single blinded, cross-over study with different doses of apple polyphenols in healthy subjects – Kajetan Trost, Food Research International

Clinical trials of kimchi intakes on the regulation of metabolic parameters and colon health in healthy Korean young adults – Hee-Young Kim, Journal of Functional Foods

Animal experiments

Propolis from Different Geographic Origins Suppress Intestinal Inflammation in a Model of DSS‐Induced Colitis is Associated with Decreased Bacteroides spp. in the Gut – Kai Wang, Molecular Nutrition and Food Research

Effect of direct-fed microbials on culturable gut microbiotas in broiler chickens: a meta-analysis of controlled trials – Chhaiden Heak, Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences

A dietary isothiocyanate-enriched moringa (Moringa oleifera) seed extract improves glucose tolerance in a high-fat-diet mouse model and modulates the gut microbiome – Asha Jaja-Chimedza, Journal of Functional Foods

The enteric microbiota regulates jejunal Paneth cell number and function without impacting intestinal stem cells – Alexi A. Schoenborn, Gut Microbes

Comprehensive longitudinal microbiome analysis of the chicken cecum reveals a shift from competitive to environmental drivers and a window of opportunity for Campylobacter – Umer Zeeshan Ijaz, bioRxiv

Microbial quantity impacts Drosophila nutrition, development, and lifespan – Erin S. Keebaugh, iScience

Absence of Gut Microbiota Reduces Emotional Reactivity in Japanese Quails (Coturnix japonica) – Narjis Kraimi, Frontiers in Physiology

Animal microbiome

Identification of circular single-stranded DNA viruses in faecal samples of Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis), moose (Alces alces) and snowshoe hare (Lepus americanus) inhabiting the Colorado San Juan Mountains – Simona Kraberger, Infection, Genetics and Evolution

Diverse novel resident Wolbachia strains in Culicine mosquitoes from Madagascar – Claire L Jeffries, bioRxiv

Sample treatment optimization for fish stool metabolomics – Takeshi Hano, Journal of Chromatography B

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Two decades of altered snow cover does not affect soil microbial ability to catabolize carbon compounds in an oceanic alpine heath – E.R. Jasper Wubs, Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Grazing and resource availability control soil nematode body size and abundance‐mass relationship in semi‐arid grassland – W. S. Andriuzzi, Journal of Animal Ecology

Isolation and screening of antibiotic producing actinomycetes from rhizosphere and agricultural soils – Atsede Muleta, African Journal of Biotechnology

Responses of Bougainvillea spectabilis to elevated atmospheric CO2 under galaxolide (HHCB) pollution and the mechanisms of its rhizosphere metabolism – Minzhe Zhang, Journal of Soils and Sediments

Differential effect of the nitrogen form on the leaf gas exchange, amino acid composition, and antioxidant response of sweet pepper at elevated CO2 – María C. Piñero, Plant Growth Regulation

Viral metagenomics analysis and eight novel viral genomes identified from the Dushanzi mud volcanic soil in Xinjiang, China – Dan-Ting Yu, Journal of Soils and Sediments

Efficacy of Bacillus subtilis native strains for biocontrol of Phytophthora crown and root rot of pistachio in Iran – Mohammad Moradi, Tropical Plant Pathology

Modification of plant cell wall chemistry impacts metabolome and microbiome composition in Populus PdKOR1 RNAi plants – Allison M. Veach, Plant and Soil

Continuous application of different fertilizers induces distinct bulk and rhizosphere soil protist communities – Sai Guo, European Journal of Soil Biology

Microbial communities and natural fermentation of corn silages prepared with farm bunker-silo in Southwest China – Hao Guan, Bioresource Technology

Cultivated methanotrophs associated with rhizospheres of traditional rice landraces from Western India belong to Methylocaldum and Methylocystis – Monali C. Rahalkar, 3 Biotech

Metal(loid)-resistant bacteria reduce wheat Cd and As uptake in metal(loid)-contaminated soil – Xiao-Han Wang, Environmental Pollution

Enhanced removal of nitrate in the maize rhizosphere by plant growth-promoting Bacillus megaterium NCT-2, and its colonization pattern in response to nitrate – Shaohua Chu, Chemosphere

Bioactive luteoloside produced by Myroides odoratimimus, solvent-tolerant bacterium form the rhizosphere of Lonicera japonica –  Y. X. Zhao, Natural Product Research

Potential application of selected metal resistant phosphate solubilizing bacteria isolated from the gut of earthworm (Metaphire posthuma) in plant growth promotion – Jayanta  Kumar Biswas, Geoderma

Effects of Pseudomonas chenduensis and biochar on cadmium availability and microbial community in the paddy soil – Lingjuan Li, Science of The Total Environment

Continuous application of different fertilizers induces distinct bulk and rhizosphere soil protist communities – Sai Guo, European Journal of Soil Biology

Analysis on metabolic functions of stored rice microbial communities by BIOLOG ECO microplates – Zhiwen Ge, Frontiers in Microbiology

Effects of discrete bioactive microbial volatiles on plants and fungi – Birgit Piechulla, Plant, Cell, and Environment

Phylogenetic-scale disparities in the soil microbial diversity–ecosystem functioning relationship – Marta Goberna, ISME

Similar soil microbial community structure across different environments after long‐term succession: evidence from volcanoes of different ages – Shangqi Xu, Journal of Basic Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Comparison among the microbial communities in the lake, lake wetland, and estuary sediments of a plain river network – Wei Huang, Microbiology Open

The distinctive microbial community improves composting efficiency in a full-scale hyperthermophilic composting plant – Zhen Yu, Bioresource Technology

Co-occurrence Networks Among Bacteria and Microbial Eukaryotes of Lake Baikal During a Spring Phytoplankton Bloom – Ivan S. Mikhailov, Microbial Ecology

The Legacy Effects of Winter Climate on Microbial Functioning After Snowmelt in a Subarctic Tundra – Maria Väisänen, Microbial Ecology

Characterization of phototrophic microorganisms and description of new cyanobacteria isolated from the saline-alkaline crater-lake Dziani Dzaha (Mayotte, Indian Ocean) – M. Cellamare, FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Methanogens in the Antarctic Dry Valley Permafrost – Tatiana A. Vishnivetskaya, FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Bacterial Diversity in an Alpine Debris-Free and Debris-Cover Accumulation Zone Glacier Ice, North Sikkim, India – Mingma Thundu Sherpa, Indian Journal of Microbiology

Culturing the ubiquitous freshwater actinobacterial acI lineage by supplying a biochemical ‘helper’ catalase – Suhyun Kim, bioRxiv

Assessing the effect of pretreatments on the structure and functionality of microbial communities for the bioconversion of microalgae to biogas – Olivia Córdova, Frontiers in Microbiology

Great Salt Lake microbiology: a historical perspective – Bonnie K. Baxter, International Microbiology

Life from the ashes: survival of dry bacterial spores after very high temperature exposure – Lynda Beladjal, Extremophiles

Microbial and geochemical controls on waste rock weathering and drainage quality – Sharon Blackmore, Science of The Total Environment

Characterization and high-throughput sequencing of a trichlorophenol-dechlorinating microbial community acclimated from sewage sludge – Jiaxiu Song, Journal of Cleaner Production

Impacts of surface-applied residues on N-cycling soil microbial communities in miscanthus and switchgrass cropping systems – Karen A. Thompson, Applied Soil Ecology

Water is a critical factor in evaluating and assessing microbial colonization and destruction of Angkor sandstone monuments – Xiaobo Liu, International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation

Methanogenic community shifts during the transition from sewage mono-digestion to co-digestion of grass biomass – Justus Hardegen, Bioresource Technology

Bacterial lineages putatively associated with the dissemination of antibiotic resistance genes in a full-scale urban wastewater treatment plant – Carlos Narciso-da-Rocha, Environment International

Impact of organic waste composition on life cycle energy production, global warming and Water use for treatment by anaerobic digestion followed by composting – Sara A. Pace, Resources, Conservation and Recycling

1H NMR metabolomics of microbial metabolites in the four MW agricultural biogas plant reactors: A case study of inhibition mirroring the acute rumen acidosis symptoms – Boštjan Murovec, Journal of Environmental Management

Comparative Metagenomics Provides Insight into the Ecosystem Functioning of the Shark Bay Stromatolites, Western Australia – Joany Babilonia, Frontiers in Microbiology

Assessing the abundance of fungal populations in a full-scale membrane bioreactor (MBR) treating urban wastewater by using quantitative PCR (qPCR) – P. Maza-Márquez, Journal of Environmental Management

Food microbiology

Occurrence of lactic acid bacteria and yeasts at species and strain level during spontaneous fermentation of mawè, a cereal dough produced in West Africa – Marcel Houngbédji, Food Microbiology

Probiotics / prebiotics

Probiotics in IBD: Combining in vitro and in vivomodels for selecting strains with both anti-inflammatory potential as well as a capacity to restore the gut epithelial barrier – Mazen Zaylaa, Journal of Functional Foods

Can prebiotics assist in the management of cognition and weight gain in schizophrenia? – Amy Chia-Ching Kao, Psychoneuroendocrinology

Probiotic potentials of Lactobacillus plantarum isolated from fermented durian (Tempoyak), a Malaysian traditional condiment – Asmariah Ahmad, Food Science and Nutrition

Bioinformatics

Identifying Heritable Communities of Microbiome by Root-Unifrac and Wishart Distribution – Yunfan Tang, bioRxiv

PARTIE: a partition engine to separate metagenomic and amplicon projects in the Sequence Read Archive – Pedro J. Torres, Bioinformatics

Techniques

Dead or Alive? Molecular life-dead distinction in human stool samples reveals significantly different composition of the microbial community – Alexandra Perras, bioRxiv

Critical Assessment of Methods to Quantify Biofilm Growth and Evaluate Antibiofilm Activity of Host Defence Peptides – Evan F. Haney, Biomolecules

June 7, 2018

 

Today’s microbiology highlights: Microbiome in pregnancies, microbiome of SLE, Mycobacteria of a karst region, skin microbiome of non-human mammals. And lab diversity, potential problem in big data, Paris climate agreement of 1.5⁰C increase among the non-microbe highlights.

 

General microbiome

Biochemical, molecular and antibiotic resistance profile of multi-potential toluene metabolizing bacteria isolated from tannery effluents – F Muccee – bioRxiv

Pregnancy and early life

Review: Microbiome in normal and pathological pregnancies: A literature overview – CR Taddei – AJRI

Multi-site human microbiome

Multidrug resistant pathogens respond differently to the presence of co-pathogen, commensal, probiotic and host cells – AP Chan – Scientific Reports

 

Human gut microbiome

Proton Pump Inhibitor Initiation and Withdrawal affects Gut Microbiota and Readmission Risk in Cirrhosis – JS Bajaj – AJG

Review: Early-Life Food Nutrition, Microbiota Maturation and Immune Development Shape Life-Long Health – X Zhou – Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition

Animal experiments

Intermittent Fasting Confers Protection in CNS Autoimmunity by Altering the Gut Microbiota – F Cignarella – Cell Metabolism

The Microbiome and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus – JT Rosenbaum – The New England Journal of Medicine

Review: The probiotic effectiveness in experimental colitis is correlated with gut microbiome and host genetic features – S Suwal – bioRxiv

Animal microbiome 

Comprehensive skin microbiome analysis reveals the uniqueness of human skin and evidence for phylosymbiosis within the class Mammalia – AA Ross – PNAS

Alterations in the gut (Gallus gallus) microbiota following the consumption of zinc biofortified wheat (Triticum aestivum) -based diet – S Reed – ACS

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Nontuberculous mycobacteria in the environment of Hranice Abyss, the world’s deepest flooded cave (Hranice karst, Czech Republic) – I Pavlik – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Built environment 

Toxicity assessment of pharmaceutical compounds on mixed culture from activated sludge using respirometric technique: The role of microbial community structure – IA Vasiliadou – Science of The Total Environment

Food microbiology

Effect of herbal feed additives on performance parameters, intestinal microbiota, intestinal morphology and meat lipid oxidation of broiler chickens – I Giannenas – British Poultry Science

 

Techniques

Identifying and Overcoming Threats to Reproducibility, Replicability, Robustness, and Generalizability in Microbiome Research – PD Schloss – mBio

Next-Generation Sequencing Could be a Promising Diagnostic Approach for Pathogen Detection: Pathogenic Analysis of Pediatric Bacterial Meningitis by Next-Generation Sequencing Technology Directly from Cerebrospinal Fluid Specimens – L Guo – bioRxiv

Microbes in the news

Media Advisory: Live exhibit of dance and song on tiny world of bacteria inside us comes to Buffalo Museum of Science – UB News Center

Non-microbiology picks

These labs are remarkably diverse — here’s why they’re winning at science – Nature

Big data little help in megafauna mysteries – Nature

What does it take to make an institution more diverse? – Nature

The many possible climates from the Paris Agreement’s aim of 1.5 °C warming – Nature

 

May 26, 2018

We have a big variety of topics covered in today’s posts, from built environment to bat microbiome to biolfilms!

Biofilms

Genomic identification of microbial species adhering to maxillofacial prostheses and susceptibility to different hygiene protocols – Juliana Barchelli, The Journal of Bioadhesion and Biofilm Research

Anti-biofilm effect of a butenolide/polymer coating and metatranscriptomic analyses – Wei Ding, The Journal of Bioadhesion and Biofilm Research

Microbial ecology

Keystone taxa as drivers of microbiome structure and functioning – Samiran Banerjee, Nature Reviews Microbiology

Diversity, Stability, and Reproducibility in Stochastically Assembled Microbial Ecosystems – Akshit Goya, Physical Review Letters

Pregnancy and early life

Iron supplementation has minor effects on gut microbiota composition in overweight and obese women in early pregnancy – Marloes Dekker Nitert, British Journal of Nutrition

Human respiratory microbiome

The concordance between upper and lower respiratory microbiota in children with Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia – Wenkui Dai, Emerging Microbes & Infections

The lung microbiome in children with HIV-bronchiectasis: a cross-sectional pilot study – Refiloe Masekela, BMC Pulmonary Medicine

Human skin microbiome

Does Lindioil (Indirubin) treatment affect the composition of Malassezia species on psoriatic skin? – Y. K. Lin, British Journal of Dermatology

Shift in skin microbiota of Western European women across aging – Romain Jugé, Journal of Applied Microbiology

Human vaginal microbiome

Understanding mucosal and microbial functionality of the female reproductive tract by metaproteomics: Implications for HIV transmission – Alicia R. Berard, American Journal of Reproductive Immunology

Vaginal microbiome studies in pregnancy must also analyse host factors – S.S. Witkin, BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Vaginal microbiome in early pregnancy and subsequent risk of spontaneous preterm birth: a case‐control study – Negar Tabatabaei, BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Human gut microbiome

Structural Alteration of Gut Microbiota during the Amelioration of Human Type 2 Diabetes with Hyperlipidemia by Metformin and a Traditional Chinese Herbal Formula: a Multicenter, Randomized, Open Label Clinical Trial – Xiaolin Tong, mBio

The role of diet in the aetiopathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease – Hamed Khalili, Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Animal experiments

Ethanolamine enhances intestinal functions by altering gut microbiome and mucosal anti-stress capacity in weaned rats – Jian Zhou, British Journal of Nutrition

Helicobacter pylori-infected C57BL/6 mice with different gastrointestinal microbiota have contrasting gastric pathology, microbial and host immune responses – Zhongming Ge, Scientific Reports

Evaluation of the impact of glyphosate and its residues in feed on animal health – European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), EFSA Journal

Risks for animal health related to the presence of fumonisins, their modified forms and hidden forms in feed – EFSA Panel on Contaminants in the Food Chain (CONTAM), EFSA Journal

Plateau hypoxia attenuates the metabolic activity of intestinal flora to enhance the bioavailability of nifedipine – Juanhong Zhang, Drug Delivery

Animal microbiome

Fecal Microbiota Composition Changes after a Body Weight Loss Diet in Beagle Dogs – A Salas, Journal of Animal Sciences

The fecal bacterial microbiota of bats; Slovenia – Modest Vengust, PLOS One

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Fertilization shapes a well-organized community of bacterial decomposers for accelerated paddy straw degradation – Yushan Zhan, Scientific Reports

Paddy-upland rotation for sustainable agriculture with regards to diverse soil microbial community – Ping-Fu Hou, Scientific Reports

Annual post‐market environmental monitoring report on the cultivation of genetically modified maize MON 810 in 2016 – European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), EFSA Journal

Conserved Responses in a War of Small Molecules between a Plant-Pathogenic Bacterium and Fungi – Joseph E. Spraker, mBio

Pseudomonads contribute to regulation of Pratylenchus penetrans (Nematoda) populations on apple – Tristan T. Watson, Canadian Journal of Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Taxon-specific aerosolization of bacteria and viruses in an experimental ocean-atmosphere mesocosm – Jennifer M. Michaud, Nature Communications

Combined genotyping, microbial diversity and metabolite profiling studies on farmed Mytilus spp. from Kiel Fjord – Caroline Utermann, Scientific Reports

Bathyarchaeota: globally distributed metabolic generalists in anoxic environments – Zhichao Zhou, FEMS Microbiology Reviews

Probiotics / prebiotics

Dietary fibers, prebiotics, and exopolysaccharides produced by lactic acid bacteria: potential health benefits with special regard to cholesterol-lowering effects – E. Korcz, Food and Function

Pharmacomicrobiomics: exploiting the drug-microbiota interactions in anticancer therapies – Concetta Panebianco, Microbiome

Built environment

City-scale distribution and dispersal routes of mycobiome in residences – Xinzhao Tong, Microbiome

Unraveling bacterial fingerprints of city subways from microbiome 16S gene profiles – Alejandro R. Walker, Biology Direct

Bioinformatics

ASaiM: a Galaxy-based framework to analyze microbiota data – Bérénice Batut, GigaScience

Comprehensive benchmarking and ensemble approaches for metagenomic classifiers – Alexa B. R. McIntyre, Genome Biology

Techniques

The Present and Future of Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) and Whole Metagenome Sequencing (WMS) for Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistant Microorganisms and Antimicrobial Resistance Genes across the Food Chain – Elena A. Oniciuc, Genes

A microbial endocrinology-based simulated small intestinal medium for the evaluation of neurochemical production by gut microbiota – Daniel N Villageliú, FEMS Microbiology Ecology

May 24, 2018

Pest gut microbiota indirectly effects plant defenses in corn, evolution of microbial social behavior from shearing in flow environments, a model to predict cytokine responses based on multi-comics data integration.

General microbiome

Shearing in flow environment promotes evolution of social behavior in microbial populations – Gurdip Uppal – eLIFE

Pregnancy and early life

Review: The Neonatal Microbiome and Its Partial Role in Mediating the Association between Birth by Cesarean Section and Adverse Pediatric Outcomes – D Montoya-Williams – Neonatology

Human respiratory microbiome

Chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps is characterized by dysbacteriosis of the nasal microbiota – Thanit Chalermwatanachai – Scientific Reports

Human oral microbiome

Metagenomic study of bacterial microbiota in persistent endodontic infections using Next‐generation sequencing – G Sánchez-Sanhueza – International Endodontic Journal

Human gut microbiome

Iron Sequestration in Microbiota Biofilms As A Novel Strategy for Treating Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Jean-Paul Motta – Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Temporal and long‐term gut microbiota variation in allergic disease: A prospective study from infancy to school age – Kotryna Simonyté Sjödin – European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Bangladeshi children with acute diarrhea show fecal microbiomes with increased Streptococcus abundance, irrespective of diarrhea etiology – Silas Kieser – Environmental Microbiology

Animal experiments

Effects of a protease and essential oils on growth performance, blood cell profiles, nutrient retention, ileal microbiota, excreta gas emission, and breast meat quality in broiler chicks – J H Park – Poultry Science

Colonic Inhibition of Phosphatase and Tensin Homolog Increases Colitogenic Bacteria, Causing Development of Colitis in Il10-/- Mice – Jonathon Mitchell – Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Review: Microbial Signatures as a Predictive Tool in IBD—Pearls and Pitfalls – Nadine Waldschmitt – Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Oral hydroxysafflor yellow A reduces obesity in mice by modulating the gut microbiota and serum metabolism – Juan Liu – Pharmacological Research

Impact of commensal flora on periodontal immune response to lipopolysaccharide – Daiki Fukuhara – Journal of Periodontology

Animal microbiome

Poor feed efficiency in sheep is associated with several structural abnormalities in the community metabolic network of their ruminal microbes – Rocky D Patil – Journal of Animal Science

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Cadmium phytoextraction potential of king grass (Pennisetum sinese Roxb.) and responses of rhizosphere bacterial communities to a cadmium pollution gradient – Li Hu – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Gut-Associated Bacteria of Helicoverpa zea Indirectly Trigger Plant Defenses in Maize – Jie Wang – Journal of Chemical Ecology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Microbial activity during a coastal phytoplankton bloom on the Western Antarctic Peninsula in late summer – María E Alcamán-Arias – FEMS Microbiology Letters

Effects of partially saturated conditions on the metabolically active microbiome and on nitrogen removal in vertical subsurface flow constructed wetlands – Catiane Pelissari – Water Research

Pre-print: Diversity and community structure of marine microbes around the Benham Rise underwater plateau, northeastern Philippines – Andrian P Gajigan – PeerJ

Food microbiology

Porous Silicon-Based Biosensors: Towards Real-Time Optical Detection of Target Bacteria in the Food Industry – Naama Massad-Ivanir – Scientific Reports

Probiotics/prebiotics

Survival of Planktonic and Sessile Cells of Lactobacillus rhamnosus and Lactobacillus reuteri upon Exposure to Simulated Fasting-State Gastrointestinal Conditions – Kyle B Klopper – Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins

Phages and viruses

Pre-print: A novel oceanic uncultured temperate cyanophage lineage – José Flores-Uribe – bioRxiv

Bioinformatics

Integration of multi-omics data and deep phenotyping enables prediction of cytokine responses – Olivier B Bakker – Nature Immunology

More microbes

Pre-print: New sequential touch method for determining bacterial contact transfer rate from finger to surface – Pengcheng Zhao – bioRxiv

Amy’s non-microbiology picks

Restoration of paper artworks with microemulsions confined in hydrogels for safe and efficient removal of adhesive tapes – Nicole Bonelli – PNAS

May 16, 2018

Today we have a interesting set of reviews. In addtion: research about virome in infants, microbiome changes in Alzheimer’s disease and changes in neonate and maternal microbiome under gestational diabetes. We have also the report of the Oral Microbiome Bank of China and some papers about invertebrate microbiome.  

 

Human/General Microbiome

Review: Microbiome-Immune Interactions and Liver Disease – James H. Tabibian –  Clinical Liver Disease

Review: Microbial Metabolism in the Mammalian Gut: Molecular Mechanisms and Clinical Implications – Anne Hall – Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

Review: Starch Tolerance and the Short Bowel – Jan de Laffolie – Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

Review: Microbial Fermentation of Starch: Its Impact on the Range of Acceptable Carbohydrate Intake – Satish C. Kalhan – Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

Review: Pathways and mechanisms linking dietary components to cardiometabolic disease: thinking beyond calories – K. L. Stanhope – Obesity Reviews

Review: On the potential role of intestinal microbial community in hepatocarcinogenesis in chronic hepatitis B – Ashraf Mohamadkhani – Cancer Medicine

Review: The gut microbiota and the brain-gut-kidney axis in hypertension and chronic kidney disease – Tao Yang – Nature Reviews Nephrology

Review: Epithelial Barrier Dysfunctions in Atopic Dermatitis: A Skin-Gut-Lung Model Linking Microbiome Alteration and Immune Dysregulation – T.H. Zhu – British Journal of Dermatology

Review: Association between Fusobacterium nucleatum and colorectal cancer: Progress and future directions – Sheng Zhang – Journal of Cancer

Viromes of one year old infants reveal the impact of birth mode on microbiome diversity – Angela McCann​ – PeerJ

Dysbiosis of maternal and neonatal microbiota associated with gestational diabetes mellitus – Jinfeng Wang – Gut

Analysis of Gut Microbiome and Diet Modification in Patients with Crohn’s Disease – Sumathi Sankaran Walters – SOJ Microbiology & Infectious Diseases

Gut Microbiome is Altered in Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease – Zhuang, Zhen-Qian – Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease

The Oral Microbiome Bank of China – Peng Xian – International Journal of Oral Science

 

Animal Microbiome

Microbiota modification by probiotic supplementation reduces colitis associated colon cancer in mice – Maria Carolina S Mendes – World Journal of Gastroenterology

A cytokine network involving IL-36γ, IL-23, and IL-22 promotes antimicrobial defense and recovery from intestinal barrier damage – Vu L. Ngo – PNAS

Biodegradation of polyethylene and plastic mixtures in mealworms (larvae of Tenebrio molitor) and effects on the gut microbiome – Anja Malawi Brandon – Environmental Science and Technology

Supplementation with organic acids showing different effects on growth performance, gut morphology and microbiota of weaned pigs fed with highly or less digestible diets – S. Li – Journal of Animal Science

Metagenomics Analysis of Gut Microbiota in a High Fat Diet-Induced Obesity Mouse Model Fed with (-)-Epigallocatechin 3-O-(3-O-Methyl) Gallate (EGCG3”Me) – Xin Zhang – Molecular Nutrition and Food Research

Low bacterial community diversity in two introduced aphid pests revealed with 16S rRNA amplicon sequencing – Francisca Zepeda-Paulo​ – PeerJ

Uncovering the hidden players in Lepidoptera biology: the heritable microbial endosymbionts – Anne Duplouy – PeerJ

The influence of diet and environment on the gut microbial community of field crickets – Soon Hwee Ng – Ecology and Evolution

Changes in intestinal microbiota across an altitudinal gradient in the lizard Phrynocephalus vlangalii – Wenya Zhang – Ecology and Evolution

 

Food Microbiome

The changes of dominant lactic acid bacteria and their metabolites during corn stover ensiling – Zhenshang Xu – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Characterization of the Microbiota in Air- or Vacuum-Packed Crisp Grass Carp ( Ctenopharyngodon idella C. et V.) Fillets by 16S rRNA PCR-Denaturing Gradient Gel Electrophoresis and High-Throughput Sequencing – Ziqiang Pan – Journal of Food Protection

Succession of bacterial microbiota in tilapia fillets at 4 °C and in situ investigation of spoilers – Shan Duan – World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

 

Bioinformatics/Genomics

Preprint: Measures of reproducibility in sampling and laboratory processing methods in high-throughput microbiome analysisPatricia Vera-Wolf (and featuring our Microbiome Digest founder, Elisabeth Bik)BioRxiv

Benchmarking taxonomic assignments based on 16S rRNA gene profiling of the microbiota from commonly sampled environments – Alexandre Almeida – GigaScience

Uncovering the drivers of host-associated microbiota with joint species distribution modeling – Johannes R. Björk – Molecular Ecology

 

Beneficial Microbes and Compounds

Review: Vitamin D in inflammatory bowel disease: more than just a supplement – John Gubatan – Current Opinion in Gastroenterology

Review: Bleach for Atopic Dermatitis – Melody Maarouf – Dermatitis

Simultaneous Amelioratation of Colitis and Liver Injury in Mice by Bifidobacterium longum LC67 and Lactobacillus plantarum LC27 – Se-Eun Jang – Scientific Reports

 

Pathogens

Cross-specificity of protective human antibodies against Klebsiella pneumoniae LPS O-antigen – Tim Rollenske – Nature Immunology

 

Environmental Microbiome (including Built environments)

Responses of stream microbes to multiple anthropogenic stressors in a mesocosm study – Julia K.Nuy – Science of The Total Environment

Fine grained compositional analysis of Port Everglades Inlet microbiome using high throughput DNA sequencing – Lauren O’Connell​​ – PeerJ

 

Antimicrobial Resistance

Emerging Infectious Diseases, Antimicrobial Resistance and Millennium Development Goals: Resolving the Challenges through One Health – G. V. Asokan – Central Asian Journal of Global Health

 

Other

Discovery and characterization of a prevalent human gut bacterial enzyme sufficient for the inactivation of a family of plant toxins – Nitzan Koppel – eLife

The Interaction of Anti-diabetic α-Glucosidase Inhibitors and Gut Bacteria α-Glucosidase – Kemin Tan – Protein Science

 

May 15, 2018

Comparison of the cottage cheese and artisanal cheese microbiota, no microbes found in amniotic fluid from healthy term pregnancies, impacts of ocean warming on the oyster microbiome.

General microbiome

Molecular (Me)micry? – Orly Avni – Cell Host & Microbe

Pregnancy and early life

Amniotic fluid from healthy term pregnancies does not harbor a detectable microbial community – Efrem S Lim – Microbiome

Multi-site human microbiome

Data on the gut and saliva microbiota from a cohort of atherosclerosis patients determined by 16S rRNA gene sequencing – Gregory B Gloor – Data in Brief

Human skin microbiome

Antiseptic Agents Elicit Short-Term, Personalized and Body Site-Specific Shifts in Resident Skin Bacterial Communities – Adam J SanMiguel – The Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Human gut microbiome

Review: Systematic review assessing the effectiveness of dietary intervention on gut microbiota in adults with type 2 diabetes – David Houghton – Diabetologia

Animal experiments

Increased butyrate priming in the gut stalls microbiome associated-gastrointestinal inflammation and hepatic metabolic reprogramming in a mouse model of Gulf War Illness – Ratanesh Kumar Seth – Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology

Light exposure influences the diurnal oscillation of gut microbiota in mice – Guangyan Wu – Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications

Early-Life Antibiotic-Driven Dysbiosis Leads to Dysregulated Vaccine Immune Responses in Mice – Miriam Anne Lynn – Cell Host & Microbe

The effect of the timing of exposure to Campylobacter jejuni on the gut microbiome and inflammatory responses of broiler chickens – Phillippa L Connerton – Microbiome

Animal microbiome

Potential impacts of hypoxia and a warming ocean on oyster microbiomes – Bushra Khan – Marine Environmental Research

Mixed-Mode Transmission Shapes Termite Gut Community Assemblies – Rafael R da Costa – Trends in Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Effect of compost application on the dynamics of carbon in a nectarine orchard ecosystem – E Baldi – Science of the Total Environment

Review: Current research trends on plastic pollution and ecological impacts on the soil ecosystem: A review – Yooeun Chae – Environmental Pollution

Community structure and plant growth-promoting potential of cultivable bacteria isolated from Cameroon soil – Gylaine Vanissa Tchuisseu Tchakounté – Microbiological Research

Characterisation of antagonistic yeasts for biocontrol applications on apples or in soil by quantitative analyses of synthetic yeast communities – Simon Gross – Yeast

Water and extremophile microbiome

Microbial ecology of two hot springs of Sikkim: Predominate population and geochemistry – Ishfaq Nabi Najar – Science of the Total Environment

Exploring abundance, diversity and variation of a widespread antibiotic resistance gene in wastewater treatment plants – Ziyan Wei – Environment International

Antimicrobial resistance and potential virulence of Vibrio parahaemolyticus isolated from water and bivalve mollusks from Bahia, Brazil – Irana Paim Silva – Marine Pollution Bulletin

Diversity and distribution of Archaea in global estuarine ecosystems – Xiaobo Liu – Science of the Total Environment

Microbes in space

Acute exposure to space flight results in evidence of reduced lymph Transport, tissue fluid Shifts, and immune alterations in the rat gastrointestinal system – W E Cromer – Life Sciences in Space Research

Food microbiology

Using PacBio sequencing to investigate the bacterial microbiota of traditional Buryatian cottage cheese and comparison with Italian and Kazakhstan artisanal cheeses – Hao Jin – Journal of Dairy Science

Salmonella Cold Stress Response: Mechanisms and Occurrence in Foods – Steven C Ricke – Advances in Applied Microbiology

Probiotics/prebiotics

Strategies to improve the functionality of probiotics in supplements and foods – Claude P Champagne – Current Opinion in Food Science

Phages and viruses

Pre-print: Diversity of active viral infections within the Sphagnum microbiome – Joshua M A Stough – bioRxiv

Review: Composition of gut microbiota and its influence on the immunogenicity of oral rotavirus vaccines – Cliff A Magwira – Vaccines

Metabolomics

Review: A Review on Human Fecal Metabolomics: Methods, Applications and the Human Fecal Metabolome Database – Naama Karu – Analytica Chimica Acta

More microbes

Critical knowledge gaps and research needs related to the environmental dimensions of antibiotic resistance – D G Joakim Larsson – Environment International