March 28, 2018

The impact of the microbiota on bone marrow transplantation in mice, differences in phage infection efficiency in nearly identical hosts, bacterial diversity of Brazilian artisanal cheese.

Events and jobs

Research Associate in the Department of Twin Research and Genetic Epidemiology, School of Life Cours – King’s College London

Research Associate in Department of Twin Research_School of Life Course Sciences – King’s College London

General microbiome

Variations in the relative abundance of Wolbachia in the gut of Nasutitermes arborum across life stages and castes – Michel Diouf – FEMS Microbiology Letters

Pregnancy and early life

HIV-exposure, early life feeding practices and delivery mode impacts on faecal bacterial profiles in a South African birth cohort – Shantelle Claassen-Weitz – Scientific Reports

Human respiratory microbiome

Exacerbation induces a microbiota shift in sputa of COPD patients – Eric Jubinville – PLOS ONE

Human oral microbiome

Review: Insights into the human oral microbiome – Digvijay Verma – Archives of Microbiology

Pre-print: Characterization of the salivary microbiome in people with obesity – Yujia Wu – PeerJ

Review: The oral microbiota – a mechanistic role for systemic diseases – G Jia – British Dental Journal

Human gut microbiome

Differences in epidemiological features between ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease: the early life-programmed versus late dysbiosis hypothesis – Laurent Beaugerie – Medical Hypotheses

Analysis of changes in intestinal flora and intravascular inflammation and coronary heart disease in obese patients – Xv Li – Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine

Animal experiments

Nutritional Support from the Intestinal Microbiota Improves Hematopoietic Reconstitution after Bone Marrow Transplantation in Mice – Anna Staffas – Cell Host & Microbe

High salt intake increases plasma trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO) concentration and produces gut dysbiosis in rats – Klaudia Bielinska – Nutrition

High salt diet exacerbates colitis in mice by decreasing Lactobacillus levels and butyrate production – Pedro M Miranda – Microbiome

The Pancreatic Cancer Microbiome Promotes Oncogenesis by Induction of Innate and Adaptive Immune Suppression – Smruti Pushalkar – Cancer Discovery

Predominant gut Lactobacillus murinus strain mediates anti-inflammaging effects in calorie-restricted mice – Fengwei Pan – Microbiome

Deletion of choline acetyltransferase in enteric neurons results in postnatal intestinal dysmotility and dysbiosis – Carl D Johnson – The FASEB Journal

At-hatch administration of probiotic to chickens can introduce beneficial changes in gut microbiota – Stephen Baldwin – PLOS ONE

Impact of parenteral antimicrobial administration on the structure and diversity of the fecal microbiota of growing pigs – Mohamed Zeineldin – Microbial Pathogenesis

Pre-print: Metabolic retroconversion of trimethylamine N-oxide and the gut microbiota – Lesley Hoyles – bioRxiv

Pre-print: Isolation of a natural DNA virus of Drosophila melanogaster, and characterisation of host resistance and immune responses – William H Palmer – bioRxiv

Proanthocyanidin‐Rich Grape Seed Extract Modulates Intestinal Microbiota in Ovariectomized Mice – Guangwen Jin – Journal of Food Science

Evaluation of the nutrition and function of cow and goat milk based on intestinal microbiota by metagenomic analysis – Zhaoxia Wang – Food & Function

Animal microbiome

Pre-print: Characterisation of gut microbiota of farmed Chinook salmon using metabarcoding – Milica Ciric – bioRxiv

Variation in the microbiome of the urogenital tract of Chlamydia-free female koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus) with and without ‘wet bottom’ – Alistair R Legione – PLOS ONE

Pre-print: Characterization of shifts of koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) intestinal microbial communities associated with antibiotic treatment – Katherine E Dahlhausen – PeerJ

Comparison of gizzard and intestinal microbiota of wild neotropical birds – M Alexandra García-Amado – PLOS ONE

Fecal microbiota in the female prairie vole (Microtus ochrogaster) – J Thomas Curtis – PLOS ONE

Disentangling factors that shape the gut microbiota in German Shepherd dogs – Åsa Vilson – PLOS ONE

Yeast culture dietary supplementation modulates gut microbiota, growth and biochemical parameters of grass carp – Han Liu – Microbial Biotechnology

Fecal Microbiota Transplantation in Gestating Sows and Neonatal Offspring Alters Lifetime Intestinal Microbiota and Growth in Offspring – Ursula M McCormack – mSystems

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Tetracycline resistance genes are more prevalent in wet soils than in dry soils – Yijun Kang – Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Functional diversity of ectomycorrhizal fungal communities is reduced by trace element contamination – Álvaro López-García – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Long- and short-term effects of mercury pollution on the soil microbiome – Aline Frossard – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Structure of surface polysaccharides from Aeromonas sp. AMG272, a plant-growth promoting rhizobacterium isolated from rice rhizosphere – Rocío Contreras Sánchez-Matamoros – Carbohydrate Research

Review: Sniffing bacterial volatile compounds for healthier plants – Rouhallah Sharifi – Current Opinion in Plant Biology

Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi influence decomposition and the associated soil microbial community under different soil phosphorus availability – Jing Xu – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Water and extremophile microbiome

Habitat filtering of bacterioplankton communities above polymetallic nodule fields and sediments in the Clarion-Clipperton zone of the Pacific Ocean – Markus V Lindh – Environmental Microbiology Reports

Microbial communities in seawater from an Arctic and a temperate Norwegian fjord and their potentials for biodegradation of chemically dispersed oil at low seawater temperatures – Deni Ribicic – Marine Pollution Bulletin

Built environment

Pre-print: Half-lives of PAHs and temporal microbiota changes in commonly used urban landscaping materials – Marja I Roslund – PeerJ

Food microbiology

Interspecies variation in biofilm-forming capacity of psychrotrophic bacterial isolates from Chinese raw milk – Lei Yuan – Food Control

Bacterial diversity of artisanal cheese from the Amazonian region of Brazil during the dry and rainy seasons – Mayra Carla de Freitas Martins – Food Research International

Probiotics/prebiotics

Salecan stabilizes the microstructure and improves the rheological performance of yogurt – Renjie Fu – Food Hydrocolloids

Probiotic Lactobacillus casei Zhang (LCZ) alleviates respiratory, gastrointestinal & RBC abnormality via immuno-modulatory, anti-inflammatory & anti-oxidative actions – Yan-Yan Hor – Journal of Functional Foods

Routine Supplementation of Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG and Risk of Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Very Low Birth Weight Infants – Andrea F Kane – The Journal of Pediatrics

Phages and viruses

Continued Need for Comprehensive Genetic and Phenotypic Characterization of Viruses: Benefits of Complementing Sequence Analyses with Functional Determinations – Aaron C Brault – The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Detection of Hantaviruses and Arenaviruzses in three-toed jerboas from the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China – Zhiqiang Wu – Emerging Microbes & Infections

Enteric Virome Sensing—Its Role in Intestinal Homeostasis and Immunity – Rebecca N Metzger – Viruses

Commentary: Bacteriophage transfer during faecal microbiota transplantation in Clostridium difficile infection is associated with treatment outcome – Blessing O Anonye – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

Multiple mechanisms drive phage infection efficiency in nearly identical hosts – Cristina Howard-Verona – The ISME Journal

Early MinION™ nanopore single-molecule sequencing technology enables the characterization of hepatitis B virus genetic complexity in clinical samples – Virginie Sauvage – PLOS ONE

A metagenomic viral discovery approach identifies potential zoonotic and novel mammalian viruses in Neoromicia bats within South Africa – Marike Geldenhuys – PLOS ONE

Pre-print: Ecological and evolutionary consequences of viral plasticity – Melinda Choua – bioRxiv

Bioinformatics

Pre-print: Taxonomy annotation errors in 16S rRNA and fungal ITS sequence databases – Robert C Edgar – bioRxiv

Metabolomics

Analysis of paper foxing by newly available omics techniques – Justyna Szulc – International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation

Review: Targeting human urinary metabolome by LC–MS/MS: a review – Jose Rodríguez-Morató – Bioanalysis

GC-MS Based Metabolomics and NMR Spectroscopy Investigation of Food Intake Biomarkers for Milk and Cheese in Serum of Healthy Humans – Alessia Trimigno – Metabolites

Techniques

KatharoSeq Enables High-Throughput Microbiome Analysis from Low-Biomass Samples – Jeremiah J Minich – mSystems

eDNA from roots: a robust tool for determining Phytophthora communities in natural ecosystems – Ihsanul Khaliq – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

A silica sands-based method for faithful analysis of microbial communities and DNA isolation from a wide range of species – Xia Liu – Preparative Biochemistry and Biotechnology

More microbes

Review: New therapeutics from Nature: The odd case of the bacterial cytotoxic necrotizing factor 1 – Zaira Maroccia – Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy

Pre-print: An attenuated CRISPR-Cas system in Enterococcus faecalis permits DNA acquisition – Karthik Hullahalli – bioRxiv

Microbes in the news

Here’s Why Antibiotics May Give Viruses a Leg Up – Christopher Wanjek – Live Science

‘Nanobot’ viruses tag and round up bacteria in food and water – Carolyn Wilke – ScienceNews

Your rubber ducky is probably crawling with bacteria, scientists say – STAT

Newly discovered bacteria can break down biomass – Phys.Org

Microbes on the market

Biocodex funds microbiome research on link between diet, colon cancer, IBD – Healio

Rebiotix’s Lee Jones to Receive TRUST 2018 Courageous Women in Health Care Award – PR Newswire

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March 21, 2018

A long digest today – lots of science on the gut, environment, and some interesting editorials on techniques, bioinformatics, and methodologies applied to microbiome studies.

General microbiome

[pre print] Oscillating bacterial expression states generate herd immunity to viral infection – Christopher J. R. Turkington – bioRxiv

Retraction: Microbiome restoration diet improves digestion, cognition and physical and emotional wellbeing – The PLOS ONE Editors – PLOS ONE

DNA metabarcoding uncovers fungal diversity of mixed airborne samples in Italy – Elisa Banchi – PLOS ONE

Mobile Technologies for the Discovery, Analysis, and Engineering of the Global Microbiome – Zachary S. Ballard – ACS Nano

Unraveling Interactions between the Microbiome and the Host Immune System To Decipher Mechanisms of Disease – Catherine A. Lozupone – mSystems

Making Millennial Medicine More Meta – Peter J. Turnbaugh – mSystems

Pregnancy and early life

Neonatal intestinal dysbiosis in necrotizing enterocolitis – Naomi-Liza Denning – Molecular Medicine

Prenatal and postnatal antibiotic exposure influences the gut microbiota of preterm infants in neonatal intensive care units – Zhi-Hui Zou – Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials

* The Effect of Early Limited Formula on Breastfeeding, Readmission, and Intestinal Microbiota: A Randomized Clinical Trial – Valerie J. Flaherman – The Journal of Pediatrics

Multi-site human microbiome

The Complex Interplay between Chronic Inflammation, the Microbiome, and Cancer: Understanding Disease Progression and What We Can Do to Prevent It – Heather Armstrong – Cancers

Human oral microbiome

Salivary microbial profiles in relation to age, periodontal, and systemic diseases – Ronaldo Lira-Junior – PLOS ONE

Human respiratory microbiome

Translating Lung Microbiome Profiles into the Next-Generation Diagnostic Gold Standard for Pneumonia: a Clinical Investigator’s Perspective – Georgios D. Kitsios – mSystems

Host-Microbe Interactions in Airway Disease: toward Disease Mechanisms and Novel Therapeutic Strategies – Emily K. Cope – mSystems

Human gut microbiome

The role of inflammation in temporal shifts in the inflammatory bowel disease mucosal microbiome – Christopher John Kiely – Gut Microbes

Species Level Description of the Human Ileal Bacterial Microbiota – Heidi Cecilie Villmones – Nature

* Systematic Bias Introduced by Genomic DNA Template Dilution in 16S rRNA Gene-Targeted Microbiota Profiling in Human Stool Homogenates – Francesco Multinu – mSphere

* Extensive impact of non-antibiotic drugs on human gut bacteria – Lisa Maier – Nature

In this issue: Effect of gut microbiome on mucosal immunity and enteric diseases – Kumar, Himanshu – International Reviews of Immunology

Characterization of intestinal microbiota in alcoholic patients with and without alcoholic hepatitis or chronic alcoholic pancreatitis – Dragos Ciocan – Nature

Clostridium difficile Exposures, Colonization, and the Microbiome: Implications for Prevention – Sara L. Revolinski – Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology

Of Microbes and Minds: A Narrative Review on the Second Brain Aging – Riccardo Calvani – Frontiers in Medicine

Microbiome: Viral hormones activate human insulin signalling – Ashley York – Nature

Modulation of Gut Microbiota: A Novel Paradigm of Enhancing the Efficacy of Programmed Death-1 and Programmed Death Ligand-1 Blockade Therapy – Yiming Wang – Frontiers in Immunology

Assessing the Influence of Vegan, Vegetarian and Omnivore Oriented Westernized Dietary Styles on Human Gut Microbiota: A Cross Sectional Study – Carmen Losasso – Frontiers in Microbiology

Nutritional preferences of human gut bacteria reveal their metabolic idiosyncrasies – Melanie Tramontano – Nature

Animal experiments

Characterization of shifts of koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) intestinal microbial communities associated with antibiotic treatment – Katherine E. Dahlhausen – PeerJ

Low dose brain estrogen prevents menopausal syndrome while maintaining the diversity of the gut microbiomes in estrogen-deficient rats – Sunmin Park – American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism

Oral supplementation of Bifidobacterium longum strain BR-108 alters cecal microbiota by stimulating gut immune system in mice irrespectively of viability – Yuko Makioka – Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry

Animal microbiome

Mapping the virome in wild-caught Aedes aegypti from Cairns and Bangkok – Martha Zakrzewski – Nature

Changes in Larval Mosquito Microbiota Reveal Non-target Effects of Insecticide Treatments in Hurricane-Created Habitats – Joseph P. Receveur – Microbial Ecology

Dissecting cause and effect in host-microbiome interactions using the combined worm-bug model system – Marina Ezcurra – Biogerontology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

[pre print] Diversity analysis and function prediction of rhizo- and endophytic bacterial communities of Senecio vulgaris L. (Asteraceae) in an invasive range – Dandan Cheng – PeerJ pre prints

Changes in the Metagenome of Prokaryotic Community as an Indicator of Fertility of Arable Soddy-Podzolic Soils upon Fertilizer Application – A. N. Naliukhin – Eurasian Soil Science

Assessing soil bacterial community and dynamics by integrated high-throughput absolute abundance quantification – Jun Lou – PeerJ

Plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria associated with avocado display antagonistic activity against Phytophthora cinnamomi through volatile emissions – Alfonso Méndez-Bravo – PLOS ONE

Composition and diversity of rhizosphere fungal community in Coptis chinensis Franch. continuous cropping fields – Xuhong Song – PLOS ONE

Genomic insights into the broad antifungal activity, plant-probiotic properties, and their regulation, in Pseudomonas donghuensis strain SVBP6 – Betina Cecilia Agaras – PLOS ONE

Water and extremophile microbiome

Microbial communities underpinning mesophilic anaerobic digesters treating food wastewater or sewage sludge: a full-scale study – Joonyeob Lee – Bioresource Technology

Bacteria from Antarctic environments: diversity and detection of antimicrobial, antiproliferative, and antiparasitic activities – Tiago R. Silva – Polar Biology

Responses of Salt Marsh Plant Rhizosphere Diazotroph Assemblages to Drought – Debra A. Davis – Microorganisms

Diversity and assembly patterns of activated sludge microbial communities: A review – Yu Xia – Biotechnology Advances

Temperature-induced changes in a microbial community under autotrophic denitrification with sulfide – Michal Sposob – Process Biochemistry

Metagenomic Exploration of Microbial Signatures on Periyar River Sediments from the Periyar Tiger Reserve in the Western Ghats – Aparna Chakkamadathil Rajeev – Genome Announcements

Occurrence and seasonal dynamics of RNA viral genotypes in three contrasting temperate lakes – Ian Hewson – PLOS One

Shifts in dissolved organic matter and microbial community composition are associated with enhanced removal of fecal pollutants in urban stormwater wetlands – Xiao Huang – Water Research

Effect of semi-permeable cover system on the bacterial diversity during sewage sludge composting – Tatiana Robledo-Mahón – Journal of Environmental Management

* Life at extreme elevations on Atacama volcanoes: the closest thing to Mars on Earth? – S. K. Schmidt – Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Rapid alterations to marine microbiota communities following an oil spill – Brad J. Gemmell – Ecotoxicology

Microbial communities and their potential for degradation of dissolved organic carbon in cryoconite hole environments of Himalaya and Antarctica – Aritri Sanyal – Microbiological Research

Built environment

Microbiome Profiles of Commercial Broilers Through Evisceration and Immersion Chilling During Poultry Slaughter and the Identification of Potential Indicator Microorganisms – John A. Handley – Frontiers in Microbiology

Food microbiology

Characterization of Bacteria in Nigerian Yogurt as Promising Alternative to Antibiotics in Gastrointestinal Infections – Anthony Opeyemi Ayeni – Journal of Dietary Supplements

Probiotics / prebiotics

Polyphenols’ Gut Microbiota Metabolites: Bioactives or Biomarkers? -Francisco A. Tomas-Barberan – Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry

A Multi-strain Probiotic Reduces the Fatty Liver Index, Cytokines and Aminotransferase levels in NAFLD Patients: Evidence from a Randomized Clinical Trial – Nazarii Kobyliak – Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases

Bioinformatics

Species classifier choice is a key consideration when analysing low-complexity food microbiome data – Aaron M. Walsh – Microbiome

Data and Statistical Methods To Analyze the Human Microbiome – Levi Waldron – mSystems

* Discovery of enzymes for toluene synthesis from anoxic microbial communities – Beller HR – Nature

Techniques

Community Assembly Processes of the Microbial Rare Biosphere – Xiu Jia – Trends in Microbiology

Metabolomics: A High-Throughput Platform for Metabolite Profile Exploration – Jing Cheng – Computational Systems Biology

[Patent] Spectrometric Analysis of Microbes – Zoltan Takats

* Development and evaluation of a culture-free microbiota profiling platform (MYcrobiota) for clinical diagnostics – Stefan A. Boers – European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases

Comparative analysis of four commercial on-farm culture methods to identify bacteria associated with clinical mastitis in dairy cattle – Jair C. Ferreira – PLOS One

Beyond Structure: Defining the Function of the Gut Using Omic Approaches for Rational Design of Personalized Therapeutics – Casey M. Theriot – mSystems

Synergy among Microbiota and Their Hosts: Leveraging the Hawaiian Archipelago and Local Collaborative Networks To Address Pressing Questions in Microbiome Research – Nicole A. Hynson – mSystems

Microbiomes In Natura: Importance of Invertebrates in Understanding the Natural Variety of Animal-Microbe Interactions – Jillian M. Petersen – mSystems

Microbial Eukaryotes: a Missing Link in Gut Microbiome Studies – Isabelle Laforest-Lapointe – mSystems

Microbes on the market 

DuPont Expands Microbiome Research Program, Adds Second Partnership with Fermentation Specialist

Science, publishing, and career

Biocodex Microbiota Foundation Awards Grants to Two Innovative Researchers in the Microbiome Field

Early-Career Systems Microbiology Scientists – Jack A. Gilbert – mSystems

Ed’s non-microbiology picks (can use your own name of course!) (cool non-microbiology science)

Self-employed people happier and more engaged at work, study finds

Health Care Spending in the United States and Other High-Income Countries

Ancient DNA Is Rewriting Human (and Neanderthal) History

Sturdy Insulator Made of Wood

How exercise in old age prevents the immune system from declining

March 8, 2018

A wide range of interesting articles today: the use of fungi communities in the production of gold nanoparticles, a link between dysbiosis of the oral microbiome and rheumatoid arthritis, a diet low in PKU decreases fecal butyrate, the bacterial diet of  C. elegans alters their proteome, and a functional metagenomic study of the gut microbiome of the giant panda.

Events and jobs

Postdoctoral Associate – School of Medicine/Surgery – University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences

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General microbiome

ReviewUnderstanding the microbiome – Mark Buchanan – Nature Physics

Pregnancy and early life

Conference Proceedings: Biology and Science of Human Milk – Integrated Approaches to Analyze Big Data in the Perinatal/Neonatal Space – Rob Knight – Human Milk Science

PrePrint: Hospitalized premature infants are colonized by related bacterial strains with distinct proteomic profiles – Christopher T. Brown – bioRxiv

Emollient use alters skin barrier and microbes in infants at risk for developing atopic dermatitis – Martin Glatz – PLOSone

Human oral microbiome

*Dysbiotic subgingival microbial communities in periodontally healthy patients with rheumatoid arthritis – Isabel Lopez-Oliva – Arthritis and Rheumatology

Human gut microbiome

*Phenylketonuric diet negatively impacts on butyrate production – E. Verduci – Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases

Review: Microbiotes et rhumatismes inflammatoires – Matthias Jarlborg – Revue Medicale Suisse

Gut Microbiome Composition Predicts Infection Risk during Chemotherapy in Children with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia – Hana Hakim – Clinical Infectious Diseases

PrePrint: American Gut: an Open Platform for Citizen-Science Microbiome Research – Daniel McDonald – bioRxiv

Review: Bile acid–microbiota crosstalk in gastrointestinal inflammation and carcinogenesis: a role for bifidobacteria and lactobacilli? – Borja Sánchez – Gastroenterology and Hepatology

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Animal microbiome

Effect of urea-supplemented diets on the ruminal bacterial and archaeal community composition of finishing bulls – Zhenming Zhou – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

*Metagenomic Study Suggests That the Gut Microbiota of the Giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) May Not Be Specialized for Fiber Fermentation – Wei Guo – Frontiers in Microbiology

*The C. elegans Proteome Response to Naturally Associated Microbiome Members of the Genus Ochrobactrum – Liam Cassidy – Proteomics

16S rRNA gene sequencing reveals effects of photoperiod on cecal microbiota of broiler roosters – Jun Wang – PeerJ

The Drosophila melanogaster Gut Microbiota Provisions Thiamine to Its Host – David R. Sannino – mBio

Host and aquatic environment shape the amphibian skin microbiome but effects on downstream resistance to the pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis are variable – Andrea J. Jani – Frontiers in Microbiology

A comparative analysis of microbial profile of Guinea fowl and chicken using metagenomic approach – Sarayu Bhogoju – PLOSone

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Impact of wastewater effluent containing aged nanoparticles and other components on biological activities of the soil microbiome, Arabidopsis plants, and earthworms – Jia Liu – Environmental Research

Dissertation: The influence of intraspecific variation in host plants on arthropod and fungal endophyte communities – Joshua G. Harrison – University of Nevada

Soil Microbiology Research in the Coming Decades: Translational Research Opportunities – Tapan Kumar Adhya – Advances in Soil Microbiology: Recent Trends and Future Prospects

Divergence of dominant factors in soil microbial communities and
functions in forest ecosystems along a climatic gradient – Zhiwei Xu – Biogeosciences

Climate, but not trait, effects on plant–soil feedback depend on mycorrhizal type in temperate forests – Jonathan A. Bennett – Ecosphere

Arbuscular Mycorrhiza Alleviates Restrictions to Substrate Water Flow and Delays Transpiration Limitation to Stronger Drought in Tomato – Michael Bitterlich – Frontiers in Plant Science

Ecological responses to forest age, habitat, and host vary by mycorrhizal type in boreal peatlands – Peter G. Kennedy – Mycorrhiza

Microbial Ecology

Holobionts and their hologenomes: Evolution with mixed modes of inheritance – Karen Luisa Haag – Genetics and Molecular Biology

Resistome

PrePrint: Conjugation factors controlling F-plasmid antibiotic resistance transmission – Hanna Alalam – bioRxiv

Comparative Genomics of Staphylococcus Reveals Determinants of Speciation and Diversification of Antimicrobial Defense – Malcolm James Horsburgh – bioRxiv

Bioinformatics

PrePrint: MetaWRAP – a flexible pipeline for genome-resolved metagenomic data analysis
– Gherman V Uritskiy – bioRxiv

Biotechnology

*Green synthesis of gold nanoparticles by thermophilic filamentous fungi – Zsófia Molnár – Scientific Reports

Techniques

Evaluation of magnetic cellulose bead-based DNA extraction from faecal materials for high-throughput bacterial community analyses – Tanzila Afrin – Applied Entomology and Zoology

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Microbes in the news

How extremophiles flourish in stressful environments – Science Daily

Does a Microbiome Exist in the Womb? – Medical News Bulletin

IBS and the Developing Microbiome – David Carreon – Modern Medicine Network

Bacteria and Art

Finding Art in the Gut, and Other Unexpected Places – Patrician Olsen – The New York Times

This Psychedelic Art Made from Moldy Food Is Tripping Us Out – Artist Felix Kalmenson proves decay can be gorgeous – Anna Marks – Vice

Artist to offer presentation on ‘Living Light’ exhibit March 5 at MCC – Daily Herald

March 6, 2018

In today’s digest we have many interesting articles, particularly in “General Microbiome” section. Check a review on integrative view of cell cycle control in E. coli by L. Dewachter, an article on the return of cultures in microbiology by V. Marx, an article on microbial altruism and cheating in social amoebas by S. Noh. Don’t miss great articles from other sections, like “Water microbiome” where I would recommend an article deciphering the evolution and metabolism of an anammox bacterium by M. Strous and an article about globally overlooked nanoplanktonic diatoms by K. Leblanc. Happy reading!

Events

The Human Microbiome, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany, 16 – 19 Sep 2018

Jobs

Qc Analyst- Microbiology, Liverpool, UK

General microbiome

Commensal Koch’s postulates: establishing causation in human microbiota research – Anne Neville – Current Opinion in Microbiology

Escherichia coli Lrp regulates one-third of the genome via direct, cooperative, and indirect routes – Grace M. Kroner – bioRxiv

Review: An integrative view of cell cycle control in Escherichia coli – Liselot Dewachter – FEMS Microbiology Reviews

[Section Head] is Ravdin Lecture in the Basic and Surgical Sciences Microbiome Medicine: This Changes Everything  – John C. Alverdy – Journal of the American College of Surgeons

Regulation of Allergic Immune Responses by Microbial Metabolites – Hyun Jung Park – Immune Network

Microbiology: the return of culture – Vivien Marx – Nature Methods

Review: Bacterial microcompartments – Cheryl A. Kerfeld – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Proposal of the suffix –ota to denote phyla. Addendum to ‘Proposal to include the rank of phylum in the International Code of Nomenclature of Prokaryotes’ – William B. Whitman – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Genetic signatures of microbial altruism and cheating in social amoebas in the wild – Suegene Noh – PNAS

The use of SWATH to analyse the dynamic changes of bacterial proteome of carbapanemase-producing Escherichia coli under antibiotic pressure – Hanna E. Sidjabat – Scientific Reports

Pregnancy and early life

Early fecal microbiota composition in children who later develop celiac disease and associated autoimmunity – Anniina Rintala – Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology

Human oral microbiome

Eliminating bias and accelerating the clinical translation of oral microbiome research in oral oncology – Rohit Kunnath Menon  – Oral Oncology

Acid-resistant genes of oral plaque microbiome from the functional metagenomics – Meng Zhang – Journal of Oral Microbiology

Oral microbiota in autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome type 1 – Øyvind Bruserud – Journal of Oral Microbiology

Human vaginal microbiome

Impact of contraceptive initiation on vaginal microbiota  – Sharon L. Achilles – American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Human gut microbiome

Gut Microbiome Composition Predicts Infection Risk during Chemotherapy in Children with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia – Hana Hakim – Clinical Infectious Diseases

Review: Flavonoid metabolism: the interaction of metabolites and gut microbiota – Kaeko Murota – Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry

Data Descriptor: Gut bacterial communities of diarrheic patients with indications of Clostridioides difficile infection – Dominik Schneider – Scientific Data

Animal experiments 

Dietary Tryptophan Restriction Dose-Dependently Modulates Energy Balance, Gut Hormones, and Microbiota in Obesity-Prone Rats – Rizaldy C. Zapata – Obesity

Prevalence of microorganisms associated with feline gingivostomatitis – Hitoshi Nakanishi – Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery

Effects of Rubus coreanus byproducts on intestinal microbiota and the immune modulation – Da Yoon Yu – Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences (AJAS)

Host and Environmental Factors Affecting the Intestinal Microbiota in Chickens – Jannigje G. Kers – Frontiers in Microbiology

Effect of urea-supplemented diets on the ruminal bacterial and archaeal community composition of finishing bulls – Zhenming Zhou – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Animal microbiome 

Metagenomic Study Suggests That the Gut Microbiota of the Giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) May Not Be Specialized for Fiber Fermentation – Wei Guo – Frontiers in Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Ecological selection for small microbial genomes along a temperate-to-thermal soil gradient – Jackson W Sorensen – bioRxiv

Phyllosphere microbiology: at the interface between microbial individuals and the plant host – Mitja N. P. Remus-Emsermann – New Phtyologist

Plant Rhizosphere Selection of Plasmodiophorid Lineages from Bulk Soil: The Importance of “Hidden” Diversity – David Bass – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbial community structure with trends in methylation gene diversity and abundance in mercury-contaminated rice paddy soils in Guizhou, China – Tatiana A. Vishnivetskaya – Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts

Drought consistently alters the composition of soil fungal and bacterial communities in grasslands from two continents – Raúl Ochoa-Hueso – Global Change Biology

Temporal succession of soil antibiotic resistance genes following application of swine, cattle and poultry manures spiked with or without antibiotics – Yu-Jing Zhang – Environmental Pollution

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Light-dependent processes on the cathode enhance the electrical outputs of sediment microbial fuel cells – Ivo Bardarov – Bioelectrochemistry

Diversity of culturable filamentous Ascomycetes in the eastern South Pacific Ocean off Chile – Jeanett Vera – World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Stepwise impact of urban wastewater treatment on the bacterial community structure, antibiotic contents, and prevalence of antimicrobial resistance – Mingyu Wang – Environmental Pollution

Nanoplanktonic diatoms are globally overlooked but play a role in spring blooms and carbon export – Karine Leblanc – Nature Communications

A novel genus of the class Actinobacteria, Longivirga aurantiaca gen. nov., sp. nov., isolated from lake sediment – Jian-Hang Qu – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Desulfothermobacter acidiphilus gen. nov., sp. nov., a thermoacidophilic sulfate-reducing bacterium isolated from a terrestrial hot spring –  E. N. Frolov – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Deciphering the evolution and metabolism of an anammox bacterium from a community genome – Marc Strous –  Nature

Food microbiology

Dynamics of biofilm formation by Listeria monocytogenes on stainless steel under mono-species and mixed-culture simulated fish processing conditions and chemical disinfection challenges – Eleni Papaioannou – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Probiotics / prebiotics

Novel consortium of Klebsiella variicola and Lactobacillus species enhances the functional potential of fermented dairy products by increasing the availability of branched-chain amino acids and the amount of distinctive volatiles – H. Rosales-Bravo – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Bioinformatics

Updating the 97% identity threshold for 16S‌ ribosomal RNA OTUs – Robert C Edgar – Bioinformatics

Biotechnology

Selection and characterization of an anaerobic microbial consortium with high adaptation to crude glycerol for 1,3-propanediol production – Jin-Jie Zhou – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Microbes in the news

Studying how tiny microbes thrive in harsh environments could lead to better treatments for human diseases

Microbes on the market 

FDA fast-tracks Finch’s microbiome capsule for C. difficile

Science, publishing, and career 

Uniting science and stories: Perspectives on the value of storytelling for communicating science

New round of science journalism projects awarded

 

March 4, 2018

Events and jobs

Phd position in antimicrobial resistance development in biofilm communities – University of Leuven

Professor in Microbiome/Microbiota-Host Interactions – University of Alabama

Microbiology Lab Scientist – Lyneer Staffing

General microbiome

Impact of Brazilian microbiome for boosting agriculture, animal husbandry and human being: a book review – Arthur Prudêncio de Araujo Pereira, Journal of Cleaner Production

Are animals a source of Stenotrophomonas maltophiliain human infections? Contributions of a nationwide molecular study – Aurélie Jayol, European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases

The organization of bacterial genomes: Towards understanding the interplay between structure and function – Daan J.W. Brocken, Current Opinion in Systems Biology

Pregnancy and early life

Selective maternal seeding and environment shape the human gut microbiome – Katri Korpela, Genome Research

Ecological Shifts of Supragingival Microbiota in Association with Pregnancy – Wenzhen Lin, Frontiers in Cellular and Infectious Microbiology

Human respiratory microbiome

Impaired diversity of the lung microbiome predicts progression of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis – Youhei Takahashi, Respiratory Research

Human gut microbiome

Methanogens in humans: potentially beneficial or harmful for health – Prem Prashant Chaudhary, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Gut microbiota alterations and dietary modulation in childhood malnutrition – The role of short chain fatty acids – Ceyda Tugba Pekmez, Clinical Nutrition

Differential human gut microbiome assemblages during soil-transmitted helminth infections in Indonesia and Liberia – Bruce A. Rosa, Microbiome

Market Integration Predicts Human Gut Microbiome Attributes across a Gradient of Economic Development – Keaton Stagaman, mSystems

A Review of Microbiota and Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Future in Therapies – Bruno K. Rodiño-Janeiro, Advances in Therapy

Characterizing the metabolic phenotype of intestinal villus blunting in Zambian children with severe acute malnutrition and persistent diarrhea – Marta Farràs, PLOS one

Animal experiments

Differences in gut microbiota composition in finishing Landrace pigs with low and high feed conversion ratios – Zhen Tan, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Human milk oligosaccharides protect against the development of autoimmune diabetes in NOD-mice – Ling Xiao, Scientific Reports

TRIM31 Deficiency Is Associated with Impaired Glucose Metabolism and Disrupted Gut Microbiota in Mice – Jing Cheng, Frontiers in Physiology

Animal microbiome

Quantitative prediction of shrimp disease incidence via the profiles of gut eukaryotic microbiota – Jinbo Xiong, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Bioturbation activity of three macrofaunal species and the presence of meiofauna affect the abundance and composition of benthic bacterial communities – Élise Lacoste, Marine Environmental Research

Spatial Organization of the Gastrointestinal Microbiota in Urban Canada Geese – Sergei V. Drovetski, Scientific Reports

Skin microbiomes of California terrestrial salamanders are influenced by habitat more than host phylogeny – Alicia K. Bird, Frontiers in Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Recent Insights on Biological and Ecological Aspects of Ectomycorrhizal Fungi and Their Interactions – Antonietta Mello, Frontiers in Microbiology

Micro-decomposer communities and decomposition processes in tropical lowlands as affected by land use and litter type – Valentyna Krashevska, Oecologia

One-time phosphate fertilizer application to grassland columns modifies the soil microbiota and limits its role in ecosystem services – Israel Ikoyi, Science of The Total Environment

Size-Controlled Production of Gold Bionanoparticles Using the Extremely Acidophilic Fe(III)-Reducing Bacterium, Acidocella aromatica – Intan Nurul Rizki, Minerals

Nematicidal protease genes screened from a soil metagenomic library to control Radopholus similismediated by Pseudomonas fluorescens pf36 – Deqiang Chen, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

The structural and functional contributions of β-glucosidase-producing microbial communities to cellulose degradation in composting – Xiangyun Zang, Biotechnology for Biofuels

Diversity and contributions to nitrogen cycling and carbon fixation of soil salinity shaped microbial communities in Tarim Basin – Min Ren, Frontiers in Microbiology

Decomposer food web in a deciduous forest shows high share of generalist microorganisms and importance of microbial biomass recycling – Ruben López-Mondéjar, The ISME Journal

Soil bacterial community shifts driven by restoration time and steppe types in the degraded steppe of Inner Mongolia – Minjie Yao, CATENA

One-time phosphate fertilizer application to grassland columns modifies the soil microbiota and limits its role in ecosystem services – Israel Ikoyi, Science of The Total Environment

Enumeration of Culturable Endophytic Bacterial Population of Different Lycopersicum esculentum L. Varieties – Monika Singh, International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences

Isolation and Characterization of Methanol Utilizing Microorganisms from Leguminous Crops – Umang Ahlawat, International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences

Isolation of Mercury-Resistant Fungi from Mercury-Contaminated Agricultural Soil – Reginawanti Hindersah, Agriculture

Root-associated fungi shared between arbuscular mycorrhizal and ectomycorrhizal conifers in a temperate forest – Hirokazu Toju, Frontiers in Microbiology

Antagonistic Potential and Molecular Characterization of Trichoderma spp. against Rhizoctonia solani Infecting Ghost Pepper in Manipur, India – Khedarani Koijam, International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences

Isolation of Biocontrol (Bacterial) Agents from Chickpea (Cicer arietinum linnaeus) – S. Vijaya Kumar, International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences

Potentiality of Native Pseudomonas spp. in Promoting Sugarcane Seedling Growth and Red Rot (Colletotrichum falcatum went) Management – P. Kishore Varma, International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences

Interactions between isolates of the fungus Beauveria bassiana and Zea mays – Aimee McKinnon, Lincoln University (thesis)

Metagenome Sequencing of Prokaryotic Microbiota from Two Hypersaline Soils of the Odiel Salt Marshes in Huelva, Southwestern Spain – Blanca Vera-Gargallo, Genome Anouncements

Degradation shaped bacterial and archaeal communities with predictable taxa and their association patterns in Zoige wetland at Tibet plateau – Yunfu Gu, Scientific Reports

Water and extremophile microbiome

Survival of Listeria monocytogenes and Staphylococcus aureus in Synthetic Brines. Studying the Effects of Salt, Temperature and Sugar through the Approach of the Design of Experiments – Antonio Bevilacqua, Frontiers in Microbiology

Saccharolobus caldissimus gen. nov., sp. nov., a facultatively anaerobic iron-reducing hyperthermophilic archaeon isolated from an acidic terrestrial hot spring, and reclassification of Sulfolobus solfataricus as Saccharolobus solfataricus comb. nov. and Sulfolobus shibatae as Saccharolobus shibatae comb. nov. – Hiroyuki D. Sakai,  International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Distinct Osmoadaptation Strategies in the Strict Halophilic and Halotolerant Bacteria Isolated from Lunsu Salt Water Body of North West Himalayas – Shivani Vaidya, Current Microbiology

Archaeal Viruses from High-Temperature Environments – Jacob H. Munson-McGee, Genes

Strategies of adaptation of microorganisms of the three domains of life to high salt concentrations – Nina Gunde-Cimerman, FEMS Microbiology Reviews

Tertiary treatment and dual disinfection to improve microbial quality of reclaimed water for potable and non-potable reuse: A case study of facilities in North Carolina – Emily S. Bailey, Science of The Total Environment

The Early Earth Geochemical and Isotope Record of Serpentinizing Environments from Archean Stichtite (Mg6Cr2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O) – Erik B. Melchiorre, Precambrian Research

Process performance and population dynamics of ammonium tolerant microorganisms during co-digestion of fish waste and manure – Linn Solli, Renewable Energy

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

Divergent assemblage patterns of abundant and rare microbial sub-communities in response to inorganic carbon stresses in a simultaneous anammox and denitrification (SAD) system – Duntao Shu, Bioresource Technology

Pretreatment of saline antibiotic wastewater using marine microalga – Xueqing Shi, Bioresource Technology

Bioinformatics

Handling gene and protein names in the age of bioinformatics: the special challenge of secreted multimodular bacterial enzymes such as the cbhA/cbh9Agene of Clostridium thermocellum – Wolfgang H. Schwarz, World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Techniques

Optimization of fecal sample processing for microbiome study — The journey from bathroom to bench – Wei-Kai Wu, Journal of the Formosan Medical Association

The Application of Omics Data to the Development of AOPs – Mary T. McBride, A Systems Biology Approach to Advancing Adverse Outcome Pathways for Risk Assessment

From correlation to causation: analysis of metabolomics data using systems biology approaches – Antonio Rosato, Metabolomics

Application of ensemble deep neural network to metabolomics studies – Taiga Asakura, Analytica Chimica Acta

Genome-reconstruction for eukaryotes from complex natural microbial communities – Patrick T West, Genome Research

Microbes in the news

Magnetic bacteria cause a stir – Christian Harding, Chemistry World

Federal Panel Passes Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Resolutions – Troy Brown, MedScape

Dangerous bacteria found in raw milk from Pennsylvania dairy – Coral Beach, Food Safety Network

 

March 1, 2018

Quite a few articles on viruses today: The identification of human-like hormones in viral genomes that can bind to human and murine receptors; identification of multiple Antarctic sea-ice bacteriophages that are only active in the cold; bacterial immunity loss explains bacteria/phage co-existence; and the plans for a global virome project.

Pregnancy and early life

The microbiome and metabolome of pre-term infant stool is personalized, and not driven by health outcomes including necrotizing enterocolitis and late-onset sepsis -Stephen Wandro – bioRxiv

Review: Relationships Between Perinatal Interventions, Maternal-Infant Microbiomes, and Neonatal Outcomes – Gregory Valentine – Clinics in Perinatology

Human respiratory microbiome

Review: The Respiratory Microbiome in COPD – Orla O’Carroll – COPD – An Update in Pathogenesis and Clinical Management

Human vaginal microbiome

Bacterial identification of the vaginal microbiota in Ecuadorian pregnant teenagers: an exploratory analysis – Ana María Salinas – PeerJ

Human gut microbiome

Dissertation: Multi-Omic Analysis of Complex Microbial Communities in Gastrointestinal Lavage Fluid and their Association with Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma – Brittany Ferguson-Williams – University of South Alabama

Gut microbiota diversity according to dietary habits and geographical provenance – Bruno Senghor – Human Microbiome Journal

Intestinal microbiota, metabolome and gender dimorphism in autism spectrum disorders – Rafail I.Kushak – Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Review: A gut feeling: Microbiome-brain-immune interactions modulate social and affective behaviors – Kristyn E.Sylvia – Hormones and Behavior

Gorillibacterium timonense sp. nov. and Vitreoscilla massiliensis sp. nov., two new bacterial species isolated from stool specimens of obese Amazonian patients – Sokhna Ndongo – New Microbes and New Infections

«Collinsella provencensis» sp. nov., «Parabacteroides bouchesdurhonensis» sp. nov., and «Sutterella seckii» sp. nov., three new bacterial species identified from human gut microbiota – Niokhor Dione – New Microbes and New Infections

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Animal experiments

Gastrointestinal colonisation and systemic spread of Candida albicans in mice treated with antibiotics and prednisolone – Michiyo Kobayashi-Sakamoto – Microbial Pathogenesis

Effects of non-purified and semi-purified commercial diets on behaviors, plasma corticosterone levels, and cecum microbiome in C57BL/6J mice – Atsushi Toyoda – Neuroscience Letters

Brain-derived neurotrophic factor preserves intestinal mucosal barrier function and alters gut microbiota in mice – Chen Li – The Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences

Immunization with intestinal microbiota-derived Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli reduces bacteria-specific recolonization of the intestinal tract – Julio Adrián Garfias-López – Immunology Letters

Commensal Microbes Induce Serum IgA Responses that Protect against Polymicrobial Sepsis – Joel R.Wilmore – Cell Host & Microbe

Animal microbiome

Effects of glyphosate herbicide on the gastrointestinal microflora of Hawaiian green turtles (Chelonia mydas) Linnaeus – Ronald P.Kittle – Marine Pollution Bulletin

Identification of Uncultured Bacterial Species from Firmicutes, Bacteroidetes and CANDIDATUS Saccharibacteria as Candidate Cellulose Utilizers from the Rumen of Beef Cows – Lee James Opdahl – Microorganisms

Microbial community dynamics during rearing of black soldier fly larvae (Hermetia illucens) and its impact on exploitation potential – Jeroen De Smet – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Urea nitrogen induces changes in rumen microbial and host metabolic profiles in dairy cows – D.Jin – Livestock Science

Air Microbiome

Aeolian dispersal of bacteria in southwest Greenland: their sources, abundance, diversity and physiological states – Tina Šantl-Temkiv – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Shrub encroachment is associated with changes in soil bacterial community composition in a temperate grassland ecosystem – Xingjia Xiang – Plant and Soil

Effects of thinning intensity on understory vegetation and soil microbial communities of a mature Chinese pine plantation in the Loess Plateau – Peng Dang – Science of The Total Environment

Characterization of halotolerant, pigmented, plant growth promoting bacteria of groundnut rhizosphere and its in-vitro evaluation of plant-microbe protocooperation to withstand salinity and metal stress – Avishek Banik – Science of The Total Environment

Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal and soil microbial communities in African Dark Earths – Tessa Camenzind – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Effects of thinning intensity on understory vegetation and soil microbial communities of a mature Chinese pine plantation in the Loess Plateau – Peng Dang – Science of The Total Environment

Plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria inoculation and nitrogen fertilization increase maize (Zea mays L.) grain yield and modified rhizosphere microbial communities – Luciana P. Di Salvo – Applied Soil Ecology

Review: Understanding the impact of soil sodicity on mycorrhizal symbiosis: Some facts and gaps identified from cotton systems – Samieh Eskandari – Applied Soil Ecology

Morphological, biochemical and molecular characterization of culturable epilithic and endolithic bacteria from rocks of Ayubia (Murree), lower Himalaya, Pakistan – I. Khan –
Applied Ecology and Environmental Research

Impact of sugarcane bagasse-derived biochar on heavy metal availability and microbial activity: A field study – Chengrong Nie – Chemosphere

Water and extremophile microbiome

Unexpected fungal communities in the Rehai thermal springs of Tengchong influenced by abiotic factors – Kai-Hui Liu – Extremophiles

Marine microbes in 4D — using time series observation to assess the dynamics of the ocean microbiome and its links to ocean health – Pier Luigi Buttigieg – Current Opinion in Microbiology

The future of genomics in polar and alpine cyanobacteria – Nathan A M Chrismas – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Unexpected fungal communities in the Rehai thermal springs of Tengchong influenced by abiotic factors – Kai-Hui Liu – Extremophiles

Actinobacterial community structure in the Polar Frontal waters of the Southern Ocean of the Antarctica using Geographic Information System (GIS): A novel approach to study Ocean Microbiome – P. Sivasankar – Data in Brief

Review: Actinobacterial community structure in the Polar Frontal waters of the Southern Ocean of the Antarctica using Geographic Information System (GIS): A novel approach to study Ocean Microbiome – P. Sivasankar – Data in Brief

Microbial Ecology

Symbiosis in the microbial world: from ecology to genome evolution – Jean-Baptiste Raina – Biology Open

Dissertation: Understanding Microbial Community Dynamics in High-Solids Lignocellulolytic Systems Using Bioinformatics Tools – Joshua Thomas Claypool – University of California, Davis

Review: Uncultivated microbes—in need of their own nomenclature? – Aharon Oren – The ISME Journal

Resistome

Diverse and abundant antibiotic resistance genes from mariculture sites of China’s coastline – Quanxin Gao – Science of The Total Environment

Evaluation of resistance gene transfer from heat-treated Escherichia coli – Laëtitia Le Devendec – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Phages and viruses

*The Global Virome Project – Dennis Carroll – Science

*Viral insulin-like peptides activate human insulin and IGF-1 receptor signaling: A paradigm shift for host–microbe interactions – Emrah Altindis – PNAS

*The first known virus isolates from Antarctic sea ice have complex infection patterns – Anne-Mari Luhtanen – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

*Immune loss as a driver of coexistence during host-phage coevolution
Jake L Weissman – The ISME Journal

PuLSE: Quality control and quantification of peptide sequences explored by phage display libraries – Steven Shave – PLOSone

Metabolomics

A quantitative metabolomics study of bacterial metabolites in different domains – Fanyi Zhong – Analytica Chimica Acta

Waste and Pollution

Ferric sulfate and proline enhance heavy-metal tolerance of halophilic/ halotolerant soil microorganisms and their bioremediation potential for spilled-oil under multiple stresses – Dina M. Al-Mailem – Frontiers in Microbiology

The divergence between fungal and bacterial communities in seasonal and spatial variations of wastewater treatment plants – Ziyan Wei – Science of The Total Environment

Techniques

Genome-scale metabolic models as platforms for identification of novel genes as antimicrobial drug targets – Bashir Sajo Mienda – Future Medicine

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Microbes in the news

Microbiota-gut-brain axis is at epicenter of new approach to mental health – Mary Ann Leibert – EurekAlert

Dietary Advice Based on the Bacteria in Your Gut – Charles Wallace – The Wall Street Journal

The silent microbiome crisis – Tobias Rees – The Washington Post

C-sections and gut bacteria increase risk of childhood obesity – Medical Press

Researchers film bacteria using melee combat to steal antibiotic resistance genes – Phys.org

February 22, 2018

 

Events and jobs

Microbiology Adjunct Instructor – Diablo Valley College

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Pregnancy and early life

Review: Maternal Microbiota, Prepregnancy Weight, and Mode of Delivery
Intergenerational Transmission of Risk for Childhood Overweight and Obesity – Giulia Paolella – JAMA Pediatrics

 

Human ear, nose and throat microbiome

*A microbiome case-control study of recurrent acute otitis media identified potentially protective bacterial genera – Rachael Lappan – BMC Microbiology

The Tracheal Microbiota in Patients with a Tracheostomy Before, During, and After an Acute Respiratory Infection – Pérez-Losada, Marcos – The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal

Human oral microbiome

Shift of microbial composition of peri-implantitis-associated oral biofilm as revealed by 16S rRNA gene cloning – Ali Al-Ahmad – Journal of Medical Microbiology

Human vaginal microbiome

Short- and long-term influence of the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (Mirena®) on vaginal microbiota and Candida – Gilbert Gerard Ghislain Donders – Journal of Medical Microbiology

Human gut microbiome

Transitional and temporal changes in the mucosal and submucosal intestinal microbiota in advanced Crohn’s disease of the terminal ileum – Rodrick J. Chiodini – Journal of Medical Microbiology

Gut microbiota trajectory in early life may predict development of celiac disease – Marta Olivares – BMC Microbiome

A comparison of the microbial community structure between inflamed and non-inflamed sites in patients with ulcerative colitis – Atsushi Hirano – Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

The Impact of NOD2 Variants on Fecal Microbiota in Crohn’s Disease and Controls Without Gastrointestinal Disease – Nicholas A Kennedy – Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

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Animal experiments

Regulation of vitamin D metabolism following disruption of the microbiota using broad spectrum antibiotics – Stephanie A. Bora – The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry

Soluble dietary fiber improves energy homeostasis in obese mice by remodeling the gut microbiota – Haiyuan Wang – Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications

Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium Ameliorate Memory and Learning Deficits and oxidative stress in Aβ (1-42) Injected Rats – Somayeh Athari Nik Azm – Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism

*Chronic helminth infection perturbs the gut-brain axis, promotes neuropathology and alters behaviour – Paul R Giacomin – The Journal of Infectious Diseases

*Endometriosis induces gut microbiota alterations in mice – Ming Yuan – Human Reproduction

*Strain differences in the susceptibility to the gut–brain axis and neurobehavioural alterations induced by maternal immune activation in mice – Morais, Livia H – Behavioural Pharmacology

Specific synbiotics in early life protect against diet-induced obesity in adult mice
Mona Mischke – Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism

Transcriptomic and Proteomic Profiling Revealed High Proportions of Odorant Binding and Antimicrobial Defense Proteins in Olfactory Tissues of the House Mouse – Barbora Kuntová – Frontiers in Genetics

Lactobacillus accelerates ISCs regeneration to protect the integrity of intestinal mucosa through activation of STAT3 signaling pathway induced by LPLs secretion of IL-22 – Qihang Hou – Cell Death and Differentiation

Animal microbiome

Review: Gut barrier function: Effects of (antibiotic) growth promoters on key barrier components and associations with growth performance – Leon J Broom – Poultry Science

Fecal microbiota transplantation in puppies with canine parvovirus infection – Giorgio Q. Pereira – Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine

Water and extremophile microbiome

Phylogeny and bioactivity of epiphytic Gram-positive bacteria isolated from three co-occurring antarctic macroalgae – Pamela Alvarado – Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

 

Resistome

The antibiotic resistome and microbiota landscape of refugees from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan in Germany – Robert Häsler – BMC Microbiome

Transferable vancomycin resistance in clade B commensal-type Enterococcus faecium – François Lebreton – Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

 

Bioinformatics

Deciphering the trophic interaction between Akkermansia muciniphila and the butyrogenic gut commensal Anaerostipes caccae using a metatranscriptomic approach – Loo Wee Chia – Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Biotechnology

*A 3D intestinal tissue model supports Clostridioides difficile germination, colonization, toxin production and epithelial damage – Lamyaa Shaban – Anaerobe

Design of synthetic bacterial communities for predictable plant phenotypes – Sur Herrera Paredes – PLOS Biology

Harnessing a Methane-Fueled, Sediment-Free Mixed Microbial Community for Utilization of Distributed Sources of Natural Gas – Jeffrey J. Marlow – Biotechnology and Bioengineering

Dissertation: Microbial Communities Involved in Carbon Monoxide and Syngas Conversion to Biofuels and Chemicals – Sofia Victoria Esquivel Elizondo – Arizona State University

 

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Microbes in the news

This Vibrant Bacteria Could Be Used to “Grow” Paint – Meilan Solly – Smithsonian

Bacteria-eaters to prevent food poisoning? Phages eliminate Yersinia from food – Science Daily

A ‘Grueling and Grotesque’ Biohacking Experiment – Kate McLean – The Atlantic