December 5, 2018

Today’s digest features study on Lactobacillus reuteri HCM2 (against Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli), microbiome and virome of deep terrestrial biosphere, immunostimulatory potential of the earliest gut microbiome, and more. Happy reading!

Gut microbiome

*Birth mode is associated with earliest strain-conferred gut microbiome functions and immunostimulatory potential – Linda Wampach – Nature Communications

Review: Bone and the gut microbiome: a new dimension – Carolina Medina-Gomez – Journal of Laboratory and Precision Medicine

Review: Simple organizing principles in microbial communities – Jeff Gore – Current Opinion in Microbiology

Soil microbiome

*Exploration of deep terrestrial subsurface microbiome in Late Cretaceous Deccan traps and underlying Archean basement, India – Avishek Dutta – Scientific Reports

Organic carbon amendments affect the chemodiversity of soil dissolved organic matter and its associations with soil microbial communities – Xiaoming Li – Environmental Science and Technology

Microbial organic matter degradation potential in Baltic Sea sediments influenced by depositional conditions and in situ geochemistry – Laura A. Zinke – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Water microbiome

Performance and dynamic characteristics of microbial communities in multi-stage anaerobic reactors treating gibberellin wastewater – Erming Ouyang – Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering

Phages and viruses

Bioaerosol Sampling for Respiratory Viruses in Singapore’s Mass Rapid Transit Network – Kristen Coleman – Scientific Reports

Review: Future management of viral diseases: role of new technologies and new approaches in microbial interactions – Fabrizio Maggi – Clinical Microbiology and Infection

*Viruses control dominant bacteria colonizing the terrestrial deep biosphere after hydraulic fracturing – Rebecca A. Daly – Nature Microbiology

Animal experiments

*Lactobacillus reuteri HCM2 protects mice against Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli through modulation of gut microbiota – Tianwei Wang – Scientific Reports

Bioinformatics

Ultra-deep, long-read nanopore sequencing of mock microbial community standards – Samuel M. Nicholls – BioRxiv

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November 28, 2018

Influence of bacterial biofilms from vats on cheese characteristics, the fecal virome of wild ducks, variation in fungal diversity associated with olive trees.

Pregnancy and early life

Review: Strategies for the Preservation, Restoration and Modulation of the Human Milk Microbiota. Implications for Human Milk Banks and Neonatal Intensive Care Units – Leónides Fernández – Frontiers in Microbiology

Human vaginal microbiome

Vaginal microbiome in pregnant women according to trimester and its association with preterm birth: critical appraisal of a cross-sectional study – Dimitrios Papoutsis – Obstetrics & Gynecology Science

Human gut microbiome

Microbial-Host Interactions in Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Functional Bowel Disease, Obesity and Obesity-Related Metabolic Disease – Shailja C Shah – Gastroenterology

Animal experiments

Bioactive Food Abates Metabolic and Synaptic Alterations by Modulation of Gut Microbiota in a Mouse Model of Alzheimer’s Disease – Tauqeerunnisa Syeda – Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease

Extract of the Microalga Nitzschia laevis Prevents High-Fat-Diet Induced Obesity in Mice by Modulating the Composition of Gut Microbiota – Bingbing Guo

Effects of Taste Signaling Protein Abolishment on Gut Inflammation in an Inflammatory Bowel Disease Mouse Model – Ya-Wen Du – Journal of Visualized Experiments

Animal microbiome

Use of next generation sequencing to investigate the microbiota of experimentally induced wounds and the effect of bandaging in horses – Louis J Kamus – PLOS ONE

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

The chirality of imazethapyr herbicide selectively affects the bacterial community in soybean field soil – Hao Wu – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Genome‐Wide Association studies on the phyllosphere microbiome: embracing complexity in host‐microbe interactions – Kathleen Beilsmith – The Plant Journal

Invasive plants differentially affect soil biota through litter and rhizosphere pathways: a meta‐analysis – Pei Zhang – Ecology Letters

Analysis of the community composition and bacterial diversity of the rhizosphere microbiome across different plant taxa – Shaonan Lei – MicrobiologyOpen

Spatial and temporal variation of fungal endophytic richness and diversity associated to the phyllosphere of olive cultivars – Patrick Materatski – Fungal Biology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Pre-print: Metagenomic Insights Unveil the Dominance of Undescribed Actinobacteria in Pond Ecosystem of an Indian Shrine – Radhakrishnan Manikkam – bioRxiv

Built environment

A procedure for identifying chemical and biological risks for books in historic libraries based on microclimate analysis – Eva Schito – Journal of Cultural Heritage

Food microbiology

Influence of the early bacterial biofilms developed on vats made with seven wood types on PDO Vastedda della valle del Belìce cheese characteristics – Raimondo Gaglio – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Probiotics/prebiotics

Microbial consortia: promising probiotics as plant biostimulants for sustainable agriculture – Sheridan L Woo – Frontiers in Plant Science

Phages and viruses

Fecal virome composition of migratory wild duck species – Luis Alfonso Ramírez-Martínez – PLOS ONE

November 13, 2018

Today’s Digest features several soil and environmental microbiome papers, including the effect of fire on soil ecosystems, insights into the freshwater microbiome associated with the world’s largest mining disaster, applications of soils in forensics, and chemical leaching from LCD screens due to synergistic bacteria. Plus, check out some animal work in marine invertebrates (Sea stars and Ascidians) as well as minks, flying squirrels, and bees!

Pregnancy and early life
The profile of human milk metabolome, cytokines and antibodies in inflammatory bowel diseases versus healthy mothers and potential impact on the newborn – Xuanyi Meng -Journal of Crohn’s and Colitis

Human multi-site microbiome
Shared gut, but distinct oral microbiota composition in primary Sjögren’s syndrome and systemic lupus erythematosus – Taco A. van der Meulen – Journal of Autoimmunity

Urine Bacteria-Derived Extracellular Vesicles and Allergic Airway Diseases in Children – Mona Samra – International Archives of Allergy and Immunology

Review: Repertoire of bacterial species cultured from the human oral cavity and respiratory tract – Maxime DM Fonkou – Future Microbiology

Gut-brain axis
Schizophrenia and gut-flora related epigenetic factors – Chuanjun Zhuo – Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry

The structure of resilience in irritable bowel syndrome and its improvement through hypnotherapy: Cross-sectional and prospective longitudinal data – Johannes Peter – PLOS One

Fermented foods, the gut and mental health: a mechanistic overview with implications for depression and anxiety – Hajara Aslam – Nutritional Neuroscience

Chronic alcohol exposure induced gut microbiota dysbiosis and its correlations with neuropsychic behaviors and brain BDNF/Gabra1 changes in mice – Zheng Xu – Biofactors

Microbial treatment: the potential application for Parkinson’s disease – Xin Fang – Neurological Sciences

Multiple Sclerosis-Associated Changes in the Composition and Immune Functions of Spore-Forming Bacteria. – Egle Cekanaviciute – mSystems

Human gut microbiome
The effect of drinking water pH on the human gut microbiota and glucose regulation: results of a randomized controlled cross-over intervention – Tue H. Hansen – Scientific Reports

Composition of gut microbiota and its association with body mass index and lifestyle factors in a cohort of 7–18 years old children from the American Gut Project – Jinbing Bai – Pediatric Obesity

Long-term impact of oral vancomycin, ciprofloxacin and metronidazole on the gut microbiota in healthy humans. – Bastiaan W Haak – Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

Helicobacter pylori Infection: New Facts in Clinical Management. – Peter Malfertheiner – Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology

Animal experiments
The protective effects of fecal microbiota transplantation in an experimental model of necrotizing enterocolitis – Christian Prado – Journal of Pediatric Surgery

Intestinal Snakeskin Limits Microbial Dysbiosis during Aging and Promotes Longevity – Anna M. Salazar – iScience

Animal microbiome
Microbiome shifts with onset and progression of Sea Star Wasting Disease revealed through time course sampling – Melanie M. Lloyd – Scientific Reports

Core and Dynamic Microbial Communities of Two Invasive Ascidians: Can Host–Symbiont Dynamics Plasticity Affect Invasion Capacity?– Hila Dror – Microbial Ecology

Fecal bacterial microbiota of Canadian commercial mink (Neovison vison): Yearly, life stage, and seasonal comparisons – Nicole R. Compo – PLOS One

Variations in Gut Microbiota of Siberian Flying Squirrels Correspond to Seasonal Phenological Changes in Their Hokkaido Subarctic Forest Ecosystem – Po-Yu Liu – Microbial Ecology

Influence of Feeding Type and Nosema ceranae Infection on the Gut Microbiota of Apis cerana Workers – Shao K. Huang – mSystems

Host selectively contributes to shaping intestinal microbiota of carnivorous and omnivorous fish – Kristian Daly – The Journal of General and Applied Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome
Fire modulates ecosystem functioning through the phylogenetic structure of soil bacterial communities – Eduardo Pérez-Valera – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Assessment of soil microbial communities involved in cellulose utilization at two contrasting Alpine forest sites – José A. Siles – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Experimental Testing of Dispersal Limitation in Soil Bacterial Communities with a Propagule Addition Approach – Fen-Guo Zhang – Microbial Ecology

Influence of different biological control agents and compost on total and nitrification driven microbial communities at rhizosphere and soil level in a lettuce – Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lactucae pathosystem – Maria Alexandra Cucu – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Assessment of 16S rRNA gene primers for studying bacterial community structure and function of aging flue-cured tobaccos. – Fan Wang – AMB Express

Changes in bacterial diversity and catabolic gene abundance during the removal of dimethylphenol isomers in laboratory-scale constructed wetlands. – Mónica A. Vásquez Piñeros – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Abiotic factors determine functional outcomes of microbial inoculation of soils from a metal contaminated brownfield – Jay Prakash Singh – Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Applying microbial biogeography in soil forensics – Habteab Habtom – Forensic Science International: Genetics

eDNA metabarcoding supporting community assessment of environmental stressor in a field-based sediment microcosm study – Jianghua Yang – Environmental Science and Technology

Water and extremophile microbiome
Analysis of the diversity of aerobic, thermophilic endospore-forming bacteria in two Algerian hot springs using cultural and non-cultural methods – Mohamed Amine Gomri – Annals of Microbiology

Anaerobic biological treatment of industrial saline wastewater: Fixed bed Reactor performance and analysis of the microbial community structure and abundance – Mariem Jeddi – Environmental Technology

Microbiome triggered transformations of trace organic chemicals in the presence of effluent organic matter in managed aquifer recharge (MAR) systems – Karin Hellauer – Environmental Science and Technology

Insights on the freshwater microbiomes metabolic changes associated with the world’s largest mining disaster – Marcelle C. Cordeiro – Science of the Total Environment

Microbial Functional Responses to Cholesterol Catabolism in Denitrifying Sludge – Sean Ting-Shyang Wei – mSystems

Built environment
Leaching of indium from end-of-life LCD panels via catalysis by synergistic microbial communities – Yaling Xie – Science of the Total Environment

Probiotics/Prebiotics
Probiotic and synbiotic therapy in the critically ill: State of the art – James M. Davison – Nutrition

Butyrate Producers as Potential Next-Generation Probiotics: Safety Assessment of the Administration of Butyricicoccus pullicaecorum to Healthy Volunteers. – Leen Boesmans – mSystems

Divergent short-chain fatty acid production and succession of colonic microbiota arise in fermentation of variously-sized wheat bran fractions – Yunus E. Tuncil – Scientific Reports

Bioinformatics
Machine Learning Reveals Missing Edges and Putative Interaction Mechanisms in Microbial Ecosystem Networks – Demetrius DiMucci – mSystems

Techniques
A tridecaptin-based fluorescent probe for differential staining of Gram-negative bacteria. – Wei Wang – Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry

High-Throughput Miniaturized 16S rRNA Amplicon Library Preparation Reduces Costs while Preserving Microbiome Integrity – Jeremiah J. Minich – mSystems

Book Chapter: Activity-Based Protein Profiling—Enabling Multimodal Functional Studies of Microbial Communities – Christopher Whidbey – Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology

November 7, 2018

There’s lots of new work to catch up on! Some highlights include the skin virome in patients with immune deficiency, a mechanism for host-microbe mutualism in zebrafish, ecological pressures in soil that lead to smaller genomes, and a book chapter about the future of microbial forensics.

General Microbiome
Genotype to phenotype: Diet-by-mitochondrial DNA haplotype interactions drive metabolic flexibility and organismal fitness – Wen C. Aw – PLOS Genetics

Antifungal immune responses: emerging host–pathogen interactions and translational implications – Vinod Kumar – Genome Medicine

Pregnancy and early life
Childhood Adversity Impact on Gut Microbiota and Inflammatory Response to Stress During Pregnancy. – Liisa Hantsoo – Brain, Behavior, and Immunity

Enabling precision medicine in neonatology, an integrated repository for preterm birth research – Marina Sirota – Scientific Data

Associations of birth mode with cord blood cytokines, white blood cells, and newborn intestinal bifidobacteria – Isabel Cristina Ribas Werlang – PLOS One

HPV infection and bacterial microbiota in breast milk and infant oral mucosa – Heidi Tuominen – PLOS One

Human skin microbiome
Expanded skin virome in DOCK8-deficient patients – Osnat Tirosh – Nature Medicine

Microbiological Profile of Sarecycline: A Novel Targeted Spectrum Tetracycline for the Treatment of Acne Vulgaris – George Zhanel – Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy

Human vaginal microbiome
Preprint: Glycan cross-feeding drives mutualism between Fusobacterium and the vaginal microbiota – Kavita Agarwal – bioRxiv

Human multi-site microbiome
The altered human serum metabolome induced by a marathon – Zinandré Stander – Metabolomics

The unsolved problem of otitis media in indigenous populations: a systematic review of upper respiratory and middle ear microbiology in indigenous children with otitis media
Andrea Coleman
Microbiome

Human gut microbiome
An exploration of Prevotella-rich microbiomes in HIV and men who have sex with men – Abigail J. S. Armstrong – Microbiome

Safety and preliminary efficacy of orally administered lyophilized fecal microbiota product compared with frozen product given by enema for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection: A randomized clinical trial – Zhi-Dong Jiang – PLOS One

The long term effect of metabolic profile and microbiota status in early gastric cancer patients after subtotal gastrectomy – Xi-Hsuan Lin – PLOS One

Animal experiments
A bacterial immunomodulatory protein with lipocalin-like domains facilitates host–bacteria mutualism in larval zebrafish – Annah S Rolig – eLife

Gut microbiota and intestinal FXR mediate the clinical benefits of metformin – Lulu Sun – Nature Medicine

Interactions between Roseburia intestinalis and diet modulate atherogenesis in a murine model – Kazuyuki Kasahara – Nature Microbiology

Enteric infection coupled with chronic Notch pathway inhibition alters colonic mucus composition leading to dysbiosis, barrier disruption and colitis – Ishfaq Ahmed – PLOS One

Toxoplasma gondii infection triggers chronic cachexia and sustained commensal dysbiosis in mice – Jessica A. Hatter – PLOS One

Plant, root, and soil microbiome
Ecological selection for small microbial genomes along a temperate-to-thermal soil gradient – Jackson W. Sorensen – Nature Microbiology

Decomposition responses to climate depend on microbial community composition -Sydney I. Glassman – PNAS

The nanotechnology among US: are metal and metal oxides nanoparticles a nano or mega risk for soil microbial communities? – J. Parada – Critical Reviews in Biotechnology

Water and extremophile microbiome
Diversity and Coding Potential of the Microbiota in the Photic and Aphotic Zones of Tropical Man-Made Lake with Intensive Aquaculture Activities: a Case Study on Temengor Lake, Malaysia. – Nyok-Sean Lau – Microbial Ecology

Quantifying the changes in genetic diversity within sequence-discrete bacterial populations across a spatial and temporal riverine gradient – Alexandra Meziti – The ISME Journal

Probiotics
Anti-diabetic effects of Lactobacillus casei fermented-yogurt through re-shaping gut microbiota structure in type 2 diabetic rats – Ling Qu – Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Probiotics-fermented Massa Medicata Fermentata ameliorates weaning stress in piglets related to improving intestinal homeostasis – Yanbo Wang – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Techniques
Impact of DNA extraction method and targeted 16S-rRNA hypervariable region on oral microbiota profiling – Fei Teng – Scientific Reports

Science career/training and publishing
Preprint: The CURE for Culturing Fastidious Microbes – Arundhati Bakshi – bioRxiv

Meeting Report: Current progress and future opportunities in applications of bioinformatics for biodefense and pathogen detection: report from the Winter Mid-Atlantic Microbiome Meet-up, College Park, MD, January 10, 2018. – Jacquelyn S. Meisel -Microbiome

In win for open access, two major funders won’t cover publishing in hybrid journals

Microbial Forensics
Book Chapter: Unique Individualistic Microflora: The Future of DNA Fingerprinting Technique – Pankaj Shrivastava – DNA Fingerprinting: Advancements and Future Endeavors

Alyson’s non-microbiology picks
Science candidates prevail in US midterm elections

October 27, 2018

Have a good weekend!

Today, in this Digest we have a good amount of articles, including: a study showing the importance of the gut microbiota in the development of thrombosis; the effect of a probiotic on patients with coronary artery disease; a study about vaginal microbiota and menopause; a study gaining insights about the natural microbiota transmission;  associations between microbiota and exercise, and more!

 

Gut Microbiome

Microbial Transplantation With Human Gut Commensals Containing CutC Is Sufficient to Transmit Enhanced Platelet Reactivity and Thrombosis Potential – Sarah M. Skye  – Circulation Research. Comment about this paper in the Editorial: Microbiota-Derived Trimethylamine, The Missing Jigsaw Piece in Thrombosis? – Klytaimnistra Kiouptsi

Gut microbiome and type 2 diabetes: where we are and where to go? – Sapna Sharma – The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry

The gut microbiome of Mexican children affected by obesity – Otoniel Maya-Lucas – Anaerobe

Endurance exercise and gut microbiota: A review – Núria Mach – Journal of Sport and Health Science

Fecal microbiota transplantation confers beneficial metabolic effects of diet and exercise on diet-induced obese mice – Zi-Lun Lai – Scientific Reports

Trimethylamine N-Oxide and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease and Mortality – Chanavuth Kanitsoraphan – Current Nutrition Reports

A comprehensive analysis of the faecal microbiome and metabolome of Strongyloides stercoralis infected volunteers from a non-endemic area – Timothy P. Jenkins – Scientific Reports

Clostridioides difficile uses amino acids associated with gut microbial dysbiosis in a subset of patients with diarrhea – Eric J. Battaglioli – Science Translational Medicine

Opportunistic bacteria confer the ability to ferment prebiotic starch in the adult cystic fibrosis gut – Yanan Wang – Gut Microbes

Towards an Individualized Nutrition Treatment: Role of the Gastrointestinal Microbiome in the Interplay Between Diet and Obesity – Solveig A. Adalsteinsdottir – Current Obesity Reports

Increasing Dietary Fiber Intake Is Associated with a Distinct Esophageal Microbiome – Yael R. Nobel – Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology

Clostridial Butyrate Biosynthesis Enzymes Are Significantly Depleted in the Gut Microbiota of Nonobese Diabetic Mice – Alessandro Tanca – mSphere

Modelling the role of microbial p-cresol in colorectal genotoxicity – Eiman Abdulla Al Hinai – Gut Microbes

Diet and Psychosis: A Scoping Review – M. Aucoin – Neuropsychobiology

Minireview: Inflammation and Gut-Brain Axis During Type 2 Diabetes: Focus on the Crosstalk Between Intestinal Immune Cells and Enteric Nervous System – Arnaud Bessac – Frontiers in Neuroscience

Effects of water decontamination methods and bedding material on the gut microbiota – Willie A. Bidot – PLOS One

Timing for the second fecal microbiota transplantation to maintain the long-term benefit from the first treatment for Crohn’s disease – Pan Li – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Gut microbiome disruption altered the biotransformation and liver toxicity of arsenic in mice – Liang Chi – Archives of Toxicology

 

Early Life Microbiome

Gut Microbiota in the First 2 Years of Life and the Association with Body Mass Index at Age 12 in a Norwegian Birth Cohort – Maggie A. Stanislawski – mBio

Differences in the fecal microbiota of neonates born at home or in the hospital – Joan L. Combellick – Scientific Reports

Distinct mucosal microbial communities in infants with surgical necrotizing enterocolitis correlate with age and antibiotic exposure – Joann Romano-Keeler – PLOS One

 

Oral, Nasal and Respiratory Tract Microbiome

Keystone Species in Pregnancy Gingivitis: A Snapshot of Oral Microbiome During Pregnancy and Postpartum Period – Preethi Balan – Frontiers in Microbiology

The Oral Microbiota Is Modified by Systemic Diseases – D.T. Graves – Journal of Dental Research

Prospective Study of Oral Microbiome and Colorectal Cancer Risk in Low-income and African American Populations – Yaohua Yang – International Journal of Cancer

Species-level bacterial community profiling of the healthy sinonasal microbiome using Pacific Biosciences sequencing of full-length 16S rRNA genes – Joshua P. Earl – Microbiome

The effect of maxillary sinus antrostomy size on the sinus microbiome – Alexander S. Kim – International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology

Microbiome dataset from the upper respiratory tract of patients living with HIV, HIV/TB and TB from Myanmar – Kyaw Soe Htun – Data in Brief

Variations of the lung microbiome and immune response in mechanically ventilated surgical patients – Ryan M. Huebinger – PLOS One

Root Microbiota in Primary and Secondary Apical Periodontitis – Serge Bouillaguet – Frontiers in Microbiology

 

Reproductive / Urinary Tract Microbiome and Health

Association between the vaginal microbiota, menopause status, and signs of vulvovaginal atrophy – Rebecca M. Brotman – Menopause

Association of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease with Risk of Endometriosis: A Nationwide Cohort Study Involving 141,460 Individuals – Fei-Wu Tai – Journal of Clinical Medicine

 

Beneficial Microbes and Compounds

Lactobacillus plantarum 299v Supplementation Improves Vascular Endothelial Function and Reduces Inflammatory Biomarkers in Men With Stable Coronary Artery Disease – Mobin Malik – Circulation Research. About this article: The Microbiome and Endothelial Function – Jhansi L. Leslie 

Probiotics for gastrointestinal and liver diseases: an updated review of the published literature – Francis E. Dailey – Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Disorders – Drug Targets

Review: Immunological Tolerance and Function: Associations Between Intestinal Bacteria, Probiotics, Prebiotics, and Phages – Luis Vitetta – Frontiers in Immunology

Protective Effect of Pediococcus pentosaceus LI05 Against Clostridium difficile Infection in a Mouse Model – Qiaomai Xu – Frontiers in Microbiology

Mixture of Two Lactobacillus plantarum Strains Modulates the Gut Microbiota Structure and Regulatory T Cell Response in Diet-Induced Obese Mice – Jieun Lee – Molecular Nutrition & Food Research

Microbiota stability in healthy individuals after single-dose lactulose challenge-A randomized controlled study – Sandra Y. Wotzka – PLOS One

Review: Interactions of Surface Exopolysaccharides From Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus Within the Intestinal Environment – Nuria Castro-Bravo – Frontiers in Microbiology

Rapid differentiation of Lactobacillus species via metabolic profiling – Kundi Yang – Journal of Microbiological Methods

Combining probiotics and an angiotensin-II type 1 receptor blocker has beneficial effects on hepatic fibrogenesis in a rat model of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis – Yasuhiko Sawada – Hepatology Research

Antidepressant Effects of Rosemary Extracts Associate With Anti-inflammatory Effect and Rebalance of Gut Microbiota – Ying Guo – Frontiers in Pharmacology

Association of dietary fibre intake and gut microbiota in adults – Daniel Lin – British Journal of Nutrition

Effect of prebiotic and probiotic supplementation on neurodevelopment in preterm very low birth weight infants: findings from a meta-analysis – Ravi Prakash Upadhyay – Pediatric Research

Potential of Maintaining a Healthy Vaginal Environment by Two Lactobacillus Strains Isolated from Cocoa Fermentation – Ana Clara Correia Melgaço – BioMed Research International

Viability of microencapsulated Akkermansia muciniphila and Lactobacillus plantarum during freeze-drying, storage and in vitro simulated upper gastrointestinal tract passage – Martín Sebastián Marcial-Coba – Food & Function

Single probiotic supplement suppresses colitis-associated colorectal tumourigenesis by modulating inflammatory development and microbial homeostasis – Jingjing Rong – Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Exploring Effects of Chitosan Oligosaccharides on Mice Gut Microbiota in in vitro Fermentation and Animal Model – Chen Zhang – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbiome Analysis of Biofilms of Silver Nanoparticle-Dispersed Silane-Based Coated Carbon Steel Using a Next-Generation Sequencing Technique – Akiko Ogawa – Antibiotics

Formation of silver nanoparticles by human gut microbiota – Naiyi Yin – Science of The Total Environment

 

Skin Microbiome

Effect of an Emollient on the Mycobiome of Atopic Dermatitis Patients – Jyotsna Chandra – Journal of Drugs in Dermatology

 

General Microbiome

Transmission modes of the mammalian gut microbiota – Andrew H. Moeller – Science

Ecologically informed microbial biomarkers and accurate classification of mixed and unmixed samples in an extensive cross-study of human body sites – Janko Tackmann – Microbiome

Repertoire of the gut microbiota from stomach to colon using culturomics and next-generation sequencing – Morgane Mailhe – BMC Microbiology

gcMeta: a Global Catalogue of Metagenomics platform to support the archiving, standardization and analysis of microbiome data – W. Shi – Nucleic Acid Research

Antibiotics and autoimmune and allergy diseases: Causative factor or treatment? – Anna Strzępa – International Immunopharmacology

Pearls: Bacteriophages shift the focus of the mammalian microbiota – Breck A. Duerkop – PLOS Pathogens

 

Environmental Microbiome

Bleaching-Associated Changes in the Microbiome of Large Benthic Foraminifera of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia – Martina Prazeres – Frontiers in Microbiology

October 25, 2018

Roller coaster of fantastic articles today! Two sister articles from TEDDY cohort about development of the gut microbiota in early childhood and type-1 diabetes. Another article on association of the early gut microbiota with body mass index later in life in a Norwegian cohort. A multi-omics study of the rumen microbiota and insight into how human gut microbiota recovers following antibiotic exposure. And many more, keep reading…

Human gut microbiome

Recovery of gut microbiota of healthy adults following antibiotic exposure – Albert Palleja – Nature Microbiology

The human gut microbiome in early-onset type 1 diabetes from the TEDDY study – Tommi Vatanen – Nature

Temporal development of the gut microbiome in early childhood from the TEDDY study – Christopher J. Stewart – Nature

Gut Microbiota in the First 2 Years of Life and the Association with Body Mass Index at Age 12 in a Norwegian Birth Cohort – Maggie A. Stanislawski – mBio

Human gut microbe co-cultures have greater potential than monocultures for food waste remediation to commodity chemicals – Matthew A. Perisin – Scientific Reports

Animal experiments

Interspecies cross-feeding orchestrates carbon degradation in the rumen ecosystem – Lindsey M. Solden – Nature Microbiology

A gut microbial factor modulates locomotor behaviour in Drosophila – Catherine E. Schretter – Nature

Dietary fibers inhibit obesity in mice, but host responses in the cecum and liver appear unrelated to fiber-specific changes in cecal bacterial taxonomic composition – Janice E. Drew – Scientific Reports

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Existing Climate Change Will Lead to Pronounced Shifts in the Diversity of Soil Prokaryotes – Joshua Ladau – mSystems

Techniques

Intestinal barrier dysfunction orchestrates the onset of inflammatory host–microbiome cross-talk in a human gut inflammation-on-a-chip – Woojung Shin – PNAS

Microbiota profiling with long amplicons using Nanopore sequencing: full-length 16S rRNA gene and whole rrn operon – Anna Cusco – BioRxiv

Microbes in the news

3 million common procedures in England could become ‘life threatening’ without antibiotics – CNN

Antibiotic plus probiotic combination may kill off superbugs – Medical News Today

Microbes on the market

Microbiotica Attracts Equity Investment from Seventure’s Health for Life Capital Fund – Microbiome Times

Rebiotix and Microbiome Insights Collaborate on a Microbiome IBD Tool for Clinical Development – Microbiome Times

APC Microbiome Ireland pool resources to lead maternity probiotic venture – Nutraingredients.com

Non-microbiology picks

How should autonomous vehicles be programmed? – ScienceDaily

October 22, 2018

Today’s digest features a novel fecal species [Prevotella rara sp. nov.], the virome in feces from healthy children from three Amerindian villages with minimal outside contact, a review of statistical challenges in the design and analysis of longitudinal microbiome studies, and more. Happy reading!

Gut microbiome

*Prevotella rara sp. nov., isolated from human faeces – Boris A. Efimov – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Six-Week Endurance Exercise Alters Gut Metagenome That Is not Reflected in Systemic Metabolism in Over-weight Women – Eveliina Munukka – Frontiers in Microbiology

Association of serum bilirubin in newborns affected by jaundice with gut microbiota dysbiosis – Shaoming Zhou – The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry

Review: Gut-microbiota-on-a-chip: an enabling field for physiological research – Grissel Trujillo-de Santiago – MicroPhysiological Systems

Review: Microbiome and diabetes: Where are we now? – Natalia G. Vallianou – Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice

Oral microbiome

Review: Biology of Oral Streptococci – Jacqueline Abranches – Microbiology Spectrum

Animal and plant microbiome

Review: How Can We Define “Optimal Microbiota?”: A Comparative Review of Structure and Functions of Microbiota of Animals, Fish, and Plants in Agriculture – Wakako Ikeda-Ohtsubo – Frontiers in Nutrition

Water microbiome

Temperature-controlled thermophilic bacterial communities in hot springs of western Sichuan, China – Jie Tang – BMC Microbiology

In situ production of core and intact bacterial and archaeal tetraether lipids in groundwater – Su Ding – Organic Geochemistry

Phages and viruses

*Complex virome in feces from Amerindian children in isolated Amazonian villages – Juliana D. Siqueira – Nature Communications

Bioinformatics

*Preprint Review: Statistical Considerations in the Design and Analysis of Longitudinal Microbiome Studies – Justin D Silverman – bioRxiv