May 17, 2017

Today’s digest includes a few studies of the interactions between microbes (and synergy in metabolism and other processes), a filling of human gut microbiology, and interesting insights into probiotics both in animals and humans.  Also, check out my post later in the day reviewing microbiome related talks at BioData World West 2017 (late April)

Events and jobs

Scientist – Microbiomics – ZymoResearch

PhD in microbiology – Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL)

Microbiology Laboratory Technologist – Yukon Hospital Corporation – Whitehorse, YT

General microbiome

Underlying mechanisms for syntrophic metabolism of essential enzyme cofactors in microbial communities – Margaret F Romine – The ISME Journal

Identification of the potentiating mutations and synergistic epistasis that enabled the evolution of inter-species cooperation – Sarah M. Douglas – PLOS ONE

Pregnancy and early life

PrePrint – Gut dysbiosis following C-section instigates higher colonisation of toxigenic Clostridium perfringens in infants – Nagpal R – Benef Microbes

The influence of dietary immunomodulatory factors on development of food allergy in children – Sardecka I – Postepy Dermatol Alergol.

 

Human oral microbiome

The microbiome of site-specific dental plaque of children with different caries status – Richards VP – Infection and Immunity

Human gut microbiome

Healthy gut microbiota can resolve undernutrition – Emmanuel Hermann – HBSN

The Gut Microbiota and Autism Spectrum Disorders – Qinrui Li – Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience

The ecological community of commensal, symbiotic, and pathogenic gastrointestinal microorganisms – an appraisal – Haque SZ – Dovepress

Comparative Effectiveness of Faecal Microbiota Transplant by Route of Administration – Nathan D. Gundacker – The Journal of Hospital Infection

Fecal microbiota transplantation in recurrent Clostridium difficile infection in a patient with concomitant inflammatory bowel disease – Gravito-Soares M – Rev Esp Enferm Dig

Alterations in intestinal microbiota relate to intestinal failure-associated liver disease and central line infections – Panliang Wang – Journal of Pediatric Surgery

* The Gastric Microbiome and Its Influence on Gastric Carcinogenesis: Current Knowledge and Ongoing Research – Chao Zhang – Hematology/Oncology Clinics of North America

Insights into the role of the intestinal microbiota in colon cancer – Oke S – Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology

Gut microbiota changes as a risk factor for obesity – Kvit KB – Wiad Lek.

Animal experiments 

Drosophila melanogaster as a High-Throughput Model for Host–Microbiota Interactions – Mark Trinder – Frontiers in Microbiology

Dietary Chitosan Supplementation Increases Microbial Diversity and Attenuates the Severity of Citrobacter rodentium Infection in Mice – Guiping Guan – Mediators of Inflammation

Changes in the intestinal bacterial community, short-chain fatty acid profile, and intestinal development of preweaned Holstein calves. 2. Effects of gastrointestinal site and age – J.J. Castro – Journal of Dairy Science

The microbiome regulates amygdala-dependent fear recall – Hoban AE – Molecular Psychiatry

Animal microbiome

The malleable gut microbiome of juvenile rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss): Diet-dependent shifts of bacterial community structures – Stéphanie Céline Michl – PLOS ONE

The influence of a probiotic supplementation on memory in quail suggests a role of gut microbiota on cognitive abilities in birds – Severine Parois – Behavioural Brain Research

Gut microbial communities of American pikas (Ochotona princeps): evidence for phylosymbiosis and adaptations to novel diets – Kevin D. Kohl – Journal of Animal Ecology

This Gut Ain’t Big Enough for Both of Us. Or Is It? Helminth-Microbiota Interactions in Veterinary Species – Peachey LE – Trends in Parasitology

Convergence of gut microbiotas in the adaptive radiations of African cichlid fishes – Baldo L – ISME

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Divergent extremes but convergent recovery of bacterial and archaeal soil communities to an ongoing subterranean coal mine fire – Sang-Hoon Lee – The ISME Journal

Prokaryotic Communities at Different Depths between Soils with and without Tomato Bacterial Wilt but Pathogen-Present in a Single Greenhouse – Chol Gyu Lee – Microbes and Environments

Water and extremophile microbiome

Annual community patterns are driven by seasonal switching between closely related marine bacteria – Christopher S Ward – The ISME Journal

A bacterial community-based index to assess the ecological status of estuarine and coastal environments – Eva Aylagas – Marine Pollution Bulletin

The impact of wastewater treatment effluent on microbial biomasses and diversities in coastal sediment microcosms of Hangzhou Bay – Yile Tao – Marine Pollution Bulletin

The impact of long-term hydrocarbon exposure on the structure, activity, and biogeochemical functioning of microbial mats – Johanne Aubé – Marine Pollution Bulletin

Changes in microbial community during hydrogen and methane production in two-stage thermophilic anaerobic co-digestion process from biowaste – S. Zahedi – Waste Management

Comparative analysis of microbial diversity in two hot springs of Bakreshwar, West Bengal, India – Chaudhuri B – Genomics Data

Built environment (subways, indoor surfaces)

Characterizing bacterial communities in paper production-troublemakers revealed – Zumsteg A – MicrobiologyOpen

 

Probiotics / prebiotics

Dairy Propionibacteria: Versatile Probiotics – Rabah H – Microorganisms

Contribution of anthocyanin-rich foods in obesity control through gut microbiota interactions – Jamar G – BioFactors

Positive Effect of Probiotics on Constipation in Children: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Six Randomized Controlled Trials – Huang R – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

Mechanisms of Action of Probiotics and the Gastrointestinal Microbiota on Gut Motility and Constipation – Dimidi E – Advances in Nutrition

Bioinformatics

PrePrint – MetaMeta: Integrating Metagenome Analysis Tools To Improve Taxonomic Profiling – Vitor C. Piro – bioRxiv

Using null models to infer microbial co-occurrence networks – Nora Connor – PLOS ONE

Techniques

Characterization of microbial mixtures by mass spectrometry – Sandrin TR – Mass Spectrometry Reviews

Microbes in the news 

Cork scientists link gut bacteria to anxiety disorders

New tick bacteria in Australia being investigated as possible cause of Lyme disease-type illness

Optical nanofiber ‘hears’ bacteria swim, cancer cells move

Microbes on the market 

BiomX raises $24 million to boost bacteria based drugs

 

Ed’s non-microbiology picks

Breakthrough in delirium research ‘solves 2,500-year-old mystery’

Novel tissue-engineered islet transplant achieves insulin independence in type 1 diabetes – Bioengineering of an Intraabdominal Endocrine Pancreas -David A. Baidal – New England Journal of Medicine

High levels of exercise linked to nine years of less aging (at the cellular level)

Migratory birds bumped off schedule as climate change shifts spring

PrePrint – Using Social Network Analysis to Better Understand Compulsive Exercise Behavior among a Sample of Sorority Members –  Megan S. Patterson – Human Kinetics

Edible insects could play key role in cutting harmful emissions – EurkAlert!

May 12, 2017

Highlighted articles today bring some interesting news about bacteria. in the first one study of Lebreton et al. shed light on the evolutionary history of pathogens, which evolved nearly indestructible properties and have become leading causes of modern antibiotic-resistant infections in hospitals. In the second highlighted article Schnettger et al. discover a natural mechanism by which our cells kill the bacterium responsible for tuberculosis (TB)  – without the use of antibiotics, meaning that even antibiotic-resistant
strains could be eliminated.

Events and jobs

Postdoctoral researcher – nitrogen-fixing bacteria and cereals

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Marine Phycology

General microbiome

Global Phylogenetic Analysis Of Escherichia coli And Plasmids Carrying The mcr-1 Gene Indicates Bacterial Diversity But Plasmid Restriction – Sebastien Matamoros – bioRxiv

Predictive compound accumulation rules yield a broad-spectrum antibiotic – Michelle F. Richter – Nature

Tracing the Enterococci from Paleozoic Origins to the Hospital – François Lebreton – Cell

The Threat of Antimicrobial Resistance on the Human Microbiome – Lauren Brinkac- Microbial Ecology

Evolutionary Biology Needs Wild Microbiomes – Sarah M. Hird – Frontiers in Microbiology

Pregnancy and early life

Association Between Breast Milk Bacterial Communities and Establishment and Development of the Infant Gut Microbiome – Pia S. Pannaraj – JAMA Pediatr

Oral microbiome

The Antibacterial Effect of Additional Photodynamic Therapy in Failed Endodontically Treated Teeth: A Pilot Study – Mohammad Asnaashari – Journal of Lasers in Medical Science

Microbiota Analysis of Biofilms on Experimental Abutments Mimicking Dental Implants: An in Vivo Model – Berta Cortés-Acha – Journal of Periodontology

Human vaginal microbiome

Comparison of the vaginal environment in rhesus and cynomolgus macaques pre- and post-lactobacillus colonization – Gregory J. Daggett Jr – Journal of Medical Primatology

Human nearly-sterile sites (blood, organs, brain)

Active Trachoma Cases In The Solomon Islands Have Varied Polymicrobial Community Structures But Do Not Associate With Individual Non-Chlamydial Pathogens Of The Eye – Robert Butcher – bioRxiv

Human gut microbiome

Gut Microbiome Function Predicts Response to Anti-integrin Biologic Therapy in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases – Ashwin N. Ananthakrishnan – Cell Host & Microbiome

Current challenges in the treatment of severe Clostridium difficile infection: early treatment potential of fecal microbiota transplantation – Yvette H. van Beurden –
Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology

Review: Food additives, contaminants and other minor components: effects on human gut microbiota—a review – Paula Roca-Saavedra – Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry

Emulating Host-Microbiome Ecosystem of Human Gastrointestinal Tract in Vitro – Gun-Seok Park – Stem Cell Reviews and Reports

Animal experiments 

A Rab20-Dependent Membrane Trafficking Pathway Controls M. tuberculosis Replication by Regulating Phagosome Spaciousness and Integrity – Laura Schnettger – Cell host & Microbiome

Cooperating Commensals Restore Colonization Resistance to Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus faecium – Silvia Caballero – Cell Host & Microbe

Animal microbiome

Characterization of the juvenile green turtle (Chelonia mydas) microbiome throughout an ontogenetic shift from pelagic to neritic habitats – James T. Price – PLoS ONE

A Meta-Transcriptomics Survey Reveals Changes in the Microbiota of the Chinese Mitten Crab Eriocheir sinensis Infected with Hepatopancreatic Necrosis Disease – Huaishun Shen – Frontiers in Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Modifying And Reacting To The Environmental pH Drives Bacterial Interactions – Christoph Ratzke – bioRxiv

Differential responses of soil bacteria, fungi, archaea and protists to plant species richness and plant functional group identity – Sigrid Dassen – Molecular Ecology

Analysis of the bacterial strains using Biolog plates in the contaminated soil from Riyadh community – Fahad Abdullah M. Al-Dhabaan – Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences

Biosurfactant-producing microorganism Pseudomonas sp. SB assists the phytoremediation of DDT-contaminated soil by two grass species – Beibei Wang – Chemosphere

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Molecular Diversity of Sea Spray Aerosol Particles: Impact of Ocean Biology on Particle Composition and Hygroscopicity – Richard E. Cochran – Chem, Cell Press

The novel bacterial phylum Calditrichaeota is diverse, widespread and abundant in marine sediments and has the capacity to degrade detrital proteins – Ian P. G. Marshall – Environmental Microbiology Reports

Single-cell genomics reveals pyrrolysine-encoding potential in members of uncultivated archaeal candidate division MSBL1 – Yue Guan – Environmental Microbiology Reports

The Paradox Of Constant Oceanic Plastic Debris: Evidence For Evolved Microbial Biodegradation? – Ricard Sole – bioRxiv

Copper Pollution Increases the Resistance of Soil Archaeal Community to Changes in Water Regime – Jing LiYu-Rong Liu – Microbial Ecology

Spatiotemporal analysis of microbial community dynamics during seasonal stratification events in a freshwater lake (Grand Lake, OK, USA) – Jessica M. Morrison – PLoS ONE

Nitrotoga is selected over Nitrospira in newly assembled biofilm communities from a tap water source community at increased nitrite loading – Marta Kinnunen – Environmental Microbiology

Unveiling microbial interactions in stratified mat communities from a warm saline shallow pond – Aurélien Saghaï – Environmental Micorbiology

Probiotics / prebiotics

Genotypic and phenotypic diversity of Lactobacillus rhamnosus clinical isolates, their comparison with strain GG and their recognition by complement system – Eija Nissilä – PLoS ONE

Bioinformatics

A Bayesian taxonomic classification method for 16S rRNA gene sequences with improved species-level accuracy – Xiang Gao – BMC Bioinformatics

gCoda: Conditional Dependence Network Inference for Compositional Data – Huaying Fang – Journal of Computational Biology

Effect of Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 and Bifidobacterium longum BB536 on the healthy gut microbiota composition at phyla and species level: A preliminary study – Marco Toscano – World Journal of Gastroenterology

Biotechnology

Review:Cyanobacterial metabolites as a source of sunscreens and moisturizers: a comparison with current synthetic compounds – Peyman Derikvand – European Journal of Phycology

Microbes in the news

Dramatic cooperation between two infectious bacteria revealed – Medicalxpress.com

Study finds bacteria in marine sponge produce toxic flame retardant-like compounds – Phys.org

Scientists Find Molecular ‘Key’ to Killing Hearty Bacteria – Extremetech.com

How our gut bacteria affect cancer risk and response to treatment – Theconversation.com

16S sequencing reveals differences between microbiomes in eyes, throat – Healio.com

Cosmetic Companies Now Develop Skin Care Products That Contain Live Bacteria To Treat Several Skin Problems – Sciencetimes.com

 

April 28, 2017

Quite a few interesting articles and news about microbes: are we colonised with bacteria in utero? What is the relevance of cooperative interactions in microbial biotechnological processes? Microbe colonies  in space? Read more in today’s Microbiome Digest..

General microbiome

Variable habitat conditions drive species covariation in the human microbiota – Charles K. Fisher – PLOS

Pregnancy and early life

*Review: The prenatal gut microbiome: are we colonized with bacteria in utero? – R. W. Walker – Pediatric Obesity

Development of the cutaneous microbiome in the preterm infant: A prospective longitudinal study – Mohan Pammi – PLOS
 Human respiratory microbiome

A commensal streptococcus hijacks a Pseudomonas aeruginosa exopolysaccharide to promote biofilm formation – Jessica A. Scoffield – PLOS
Human oral microbiome

A genome-wide association study identifies nucleotide variants at SIGLEC5 and DEFA1A3 as risk loci for periodontitis – Matthias Munz – Human Molecular Genetics

Human nearly-sterile sites 

A case of polymicrobial anaerobic spondylodiscitis due to Parvimonas micra and Fusobacterium nucleatum – Leanne M Cleaver – JMM Case Reports

Human gut microbiome

Small Molecules from Deep within the Gut – Michael Ehrmann – ChemBioChem

Single Delivery of High-Diversity Fecal Microbiota Preparation by Colonoscopy Is Safe and Effective in Increasing Microbial Diversity in Active Ulcerative Colitis – Jacob Vinita – Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for Refractory Clostridium difficile Colitis in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients – R. J. Friedman-Moraco – American Journal of Transplantation

Abundance profiling of specific gene groups using precomputed gut metagenomes yields novel biological hypotheses – Konstantin Yarygin – PLOS
Animal experiments

Neonatal mono-colonization of germ-free mice with Lactobacillus casei enhances casein immunogenicity after oral sensitization to cow’s milk – Matieny Aicha Maiga – Molecular Nutrition & Food Research

Shifts in the Gut Microbiota Composition Due to Depleted Bone Marrow Beta Adrenergic Signaling Are Associated with Suppressed Inflammatory Transcriptional Networks in the Mouse Colon – Tao Yang – Frontiers in Physiology

Animal microbiome

Viral gut metagenomics of sympatric wild and domestic canids, and monitoring of viruses: Insights from an endangered wolf population – Nádia Conceição-Neto – Ecology and Evolution

The environmental and host-associated bacterial microbiota of Arctic seawater-farmed Atlantic salmon with ulcerative disorders – C Karlsen – Journal of Fish Diseases

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Soil aggregation and associated microbial communities modify the impact of agricultural management on carbon content – Pankaj Trivedi – Environmental Microbiology

In-depth characterization of bacterial and archaeal communities present in the abandoned Kettara pyrrhotite mine tailings (Morocco) – Odile Bruneel –  Extremophiles

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Geochemistry and microbial diversity of cave waters in the gypsum karst aquifers of Emilia Romagna region, Italy – Ilenia M. D’Angeli – Science of The Total Environment
Probiotics / prebiotics

Characterization, identification and application of lactic acid bacteria isolated from Leymus chinensis silage – Qing Zhang – Grassland Science
Biotechnology

*Review: Cooperation in microbial communities and their biotechnological applications – Matteo Cavaliere – Environmental Microbiology

Techniques

MicrobiomeAnalyst: a web-based tool for comprehensive statistical, visual and meta-analysis of microbiome data – Achal Dhariwal – Nucleic Acid Research

Microbes in the news

Adaptive Phage Therapeutics – Terminally Ill Patient Successfully Treated With Bacteriophage – BioSpace

Research Links Microbiome Makeup To Remission in Pediatric Crohn’s – Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News

NASA Astronauts Are Close to Identifying Unknown Microbe Colonies That Grow in Space – Sciencealert.com

 

April 16, 2017

A post with an overgrowth of gut and skin microbiome papers. Talk about dysbiosis!

 

General microbiome

The ovarian cancer oncobiome – Sagarika Banerjee – Oncotarget

A metagenomic approach to decipher the indigenous microbial communities of arsenic contaminated groundwater of Assam – Saurav Das – Genomics Data

Applying the design-build-test paradigm in microbiome engineering – Hoang Long Pham – Current Opinion in Biotechnology

Microbiota and their affiliation with physiochemical characteristics of different subsurface petroleum reservoirs – Xiao-Xiao Li – International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation

Sampling, sequencing and the SAD – Sharon Bewick – Ecological Complexity

Pregnancy and early life

The Maternal Diet, Gut Bacteria, and Bacterial Metabolites during Pregnancy Influence Offspring Asthma – Lawrence E. K. Gray – Frontiers in Immunology

Deficiency Leads to Dysbiosis and Bacterial Translocation in the Newborn Intestine – Jason Fawley – Journal of Surgical Research

Human respiratory microbiome

The microbiome of the lung and its extracellular vesicles in nonsmokers, healthy smokers and COPD patients – Hyun Jung Kim – Experimental & Molecular Medicine

Human skin microbiome

The Molecular Revolution in Cutaneous Biology: Investigating the Skin Microbiome – Heidi H. Kong – Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Microbiome controls mast cell differentiation in the skin – Z. Wang – Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Inflammatory gene expression in keratinocytes is regulated by HDAC8 and HDAC9 and is modulated by metabolites from the microbiome – J. Sanford – Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Ultraviolet radiation alters the skin microbiome composition – H. Ahmed – Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Isolation and Identification of the follicular microbiome: Implications for acne research – Amanda Nelson – Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Role of the cutaneous microbiome in the pathogenesis of psoriasis – D. Yan – Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Skin microbiome and psoriasis: Staphylococcus induces robust biofilm formation by Aspergillus – Pranab Mukherjee – Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Microbiome-free fatty acid cross-talk in the human pilosebaceous gland – S. Singh – Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Changes of lesional and non-lesional skin microbiome in the treatment course of atopic dermatitis – J. Na – Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Human gut microbiome

Clinical, functional, behavioural and epigenomic biomarkers of obesity – Claudio L. Lafortuna – Frontiers in Bioscience

‘Collinsella phocaeensis’ sp. nov., ‘Clostridium merdae’ sp. nov., ‘Sutterella massiliensis’ sp. nov., ‘Sutturella timonensis’ sp. nov., ‘Enorma phocaeensis’ sp. nov., ‘Mailhella massiliensis’ gen. nov., sp. nov., ‘Mordavella massiliensis’ gen. nov., sp. nov. and ‘Massiliprevotella massiliensis’ gen. nov., sp. nov., 9 new species isolated from fresh stool samples of healthy French patients – S. Ndongo – New Microbes and New Infections

Editorial: Understanding Crohn’s Disease: Immunity, Genes and Microbes – Amelia Sarmento – Frontiers in Immunology

Human Derived Gut Microbiota Modulates Colonic Secretion in Mice by Regulating 5-HT3 Receptor Expression via Acetate Production – Yogesh Bhattarai – American Journal of Physiology: Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology

Gastroparesis and lipid metabolism-associated dysbiosis in Wistar Kyoto rats – Julie E Dalziel – American Journal of Physiology: Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology

How do they stick together? Bacterial adhesins implicated in the binding of bacteria to the human gastrointestinal mucins – Bélinda Ringot-Destrez – Biochemical Society Transactions

Relationships between gut microbiota, plasma metabolites, and metabolic syndrome traits in the METSIM cohort – Elin Org – BioMed Central Genome Biology

Gut microbiota plays a role in the development of alopecia areata – Lekha Nair – Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Dysbiosis of gut microbiota by ampicillin exacerbates vitiligo – S. Akhtar – Journal of Investigative Dermatology

More frequent hemodialysis does not effectively clear protein-bound azotemic solutes derived from gut microbiome metabolism – Andrew Davenport – Kidney International

Gut microbiota and Hepatitis B virus-Induced Chronic Liver Disease: implications for faecal microbiota transplantation therapy – Yongbo Kang – Journal of Hospital Infection

The effect of probiotics as a treatment for constipation in elderly people: a systematic review – Maria Isabel Martínez-Martínez – Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics

Colonic microbiota encroachment correlates with dysglycemia in humans – Benoit Chassaing – Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Animal microbiome

Liver microbiome of Peromyscus leucopus, a key reservoir host species for emerging infectious diseases in North America – Adrien André – Infection, Genetics and Evolution

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Conversion of rainforest into agroforestry and monoculture plantation in China: Consequences for soil phosphorus forms and microbial community – Jinchuang Wang – Science of the Total Environment

Tuber indicum shapes the microbial communities of ectomycorhizosphere soil and ectomycorrhizae of an indigenous tree (Pinus armandii) – Qiang Li – PLoS ONE

Draft Genome Sequence of Chryseobacterium sp. JV274 Isolated from Maize Rhizosphere – Jordan Vacheron – Genome Anouncements

Wars between microbes on roots and fruits – Ben Lugtenberg – F1000Research

Food microbiology

Metagenomic assessment of the microbial diversity in ground pork products from markets in the North Central Region of South Korea – Ok-Kyung Koo – Journal
Journal of Environmental Science and Health

Growth of selected probiotic bacterial strains with fructans from Nendran banana and garlic – Ravichandran Shalini – LWT: Food Science and Technology

Techniques

Suitability of various DNA extraction methods for a traditional Chinese paocai system
Nan Zhao – Bioengineered

Utilization of defined microbial communities enables effective evaluation of meta-genomic assemblies – William W. Greenwald – BioMed Central Genomics

Microbes in the news

IISc makes two potent molecules to fight TB – Ravindranath Prasad – The Hindu

Essential California: Inside UC Irvine hospital’s bacteria outbreak among infants – Benjamin Oreskes and Shelby Grad – Los Angeles Times

April 11, 2017

In today’s Microbiome Digest the first interesting study comes not from bacteria but from virus domain. Examining the genomes within a sample from a wastewater treatment plant in Austria, Schulz et al. assembled a previously undiscovered giant virus genome with more genes encoding components of the protein translation machinery than in other giant viruses. The second highlighted  study introduces new oleaginous microalga as a new potential source of compounds for biotechnological applications.

Events and jobs

QC Microbiology Analyst – Dublin, Ireland

Assistant Lecturer in Microbiology – Sligo, Ireland

General microbiome

The genetics of human longevity: an intricacy of genes, environment, culture and microbiome – Serena Dato – Mechanisms of Ageing and Development

Pregnancy and early life

Correlation between early-life regulation of the immune system by microbiota and allergy development – Thomas Gensollen – Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Microbial Community Assembly And Metabolite Profile Of The Gut Microbiome In Extremely Low Birthweight Infants – Stephen Wandro – bioRxiv

Molecular Insight into Evolution of Symbiosis between Breast-Fed Infants and a Member of the Human Gut Microbiome Bifidobacterium longum – Chihaya Yamada – Cell Chemical Biology

A Comparative Study of Oral Microbiota in Infants with Complete Cleft Lip and Palate or Cleft Soft Palate – Agnieszka Machorowska-Pieniążek – BioMed Research International

Effect of probiotics on digestibility and immunity in infants: A study protocol for a randomized controlled trial – Lingli Xiao – Medicine

Human respiratory microbiome

Airway microbial dysbiosis in asthmatic patients: A target for prevention and treatment? – Kian Fan Chung – Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Oral microbiome

Measuring nitrate reductase activity from human and rodent tongues – Khandaker Ahtesham Ahmed – Nitric Oxide

Streptococcal adhesin SspA/B analogue peptide inhibits adherence and impacts biofilm formation of Streptococcus mutans – Tatsuro Ito – PLOSOne

Characterization of growth inhibition of oral bacteria by sophorolipid using a microplate-format assay – Daniel K.Y. Solaiman – Journal of Microbiological Methods

Salivary microbiome of an urban Indian cohort and patterns linked to subclinical inflammation  – Aneesha Acharya – Oral Diseases

Second Era of OMICS in Caries Research: Moving Past the Phase of Disillusionment – M.M. Nascimento – Journal of Dental Research

Human skin microbiome

Bacterial communities on facial skin of teenage and elderly Thai females – Naraporn Somboonna – Archives of Microbiology

Skin microbiome and mast cells – Satomi Igawa – Translational Research

Human vaginal microbiome
Microbial profiling of cpn60 universal target sequences in artificial mixtures of vaginal bacteria sampled by nylon swabs or self-sampling devices under different storage conditions – John J. Schellenberg – Journal of Microbiological Methods

‘Anaerococcus mediterraneensis’ sp. nov., a new species isolated from human female genital tract – K. Diop – New Microbes and New Infections

Human gut microbiome

Functional relevance of microbiome signatures: The correlation era requires tools for consolidation – Ludovica F. Buttó – Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Physiochemical Tuning of Potent Escherichia coli Anti-Adhesives by Microencapsulation and Methylene Homologation – Dimitri Alvarez Dorta – ChemMedChem

Gut microbiota functions: metabolism of nutrients and other food components –  Ian Rowland – European Journal of Nutrition

Evaluation of the impact of gut microbiota on uremic solute accumulation by a CE-TOFMS–based metabolomics approach – Eikan Mishima – Kidney International

Animal experiments

Starch-enriched diet modulates the glucidic profile in the rat colonic mucosa – Maria Gabriella Gabrielli – European Journal of Nutrition

The influence of diet on the grass carp intestinal microbiota and bile acids – Jing Zhang – Aquaculture Research

Characterization of the Fecal Bacterial Microbiota of Healthy and Diarrheic Dairy Calves – D.E. Gomez – Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine

Gut Microbiota Modulation Attenuated the Hypolipidemic Effect of Simvastatin in High-Fat/Cholesterol-Diet Fed Mice – Xuyun He – Journal of Proteome Research

 

Animal microbiome

Host Genotype and Microbiota Contribute Asymmetrically to Transcriptional Variation in the Threespine Stickleback Gut – Clayton M. Small – Genome Biology and Evolution

The structured diversity of specialized gut symbionts of the New World army ants – Piotr Łukasik – Molecular Ecology

Microbial composition of spiny ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Polyrhachis) across their geographic range – Manuela Oliveira Ramalho – BMC Evolutionary Biology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Isolation, identification, and environmental adaptability of heavy-metal-resistant bacteria from ramie rhizosphere soil around mine refinery – Jie Jiang – Biotech

Autogenic succession and deterministic recovery following disturbance in soil bacterial communities – Stephanie D. Jurburg – Scientific Reports

Microbial community response to hydration-desiccation cycles in desert soil – Adam Šťovíček – Scientific Reports

Water and extremophile microbiome

Development of an economical, autonomous pHstat system for culturing phytoplankton under steady state or dynamic conditions – Rachel L. Golda – Journal of Microbiological Methods

Microbial Diversity of Browning Peninsula, Eastern Antarctica Revealed Using Molecular and Cultivation Methods – Sarita Pudasaini – Frontiers in Microbiology

Subduction zone forearc serpentinites as incubators for deep microbial life – Oliver Plümper – PNAS

Ferrous iron- and ammonium-rich diffuse vents support habitat-specific communities in a shallow hydrothermal field off the Basiluzzo Islet (Aeolian Volcanic Archipelago) – G. Bortoluzzi – Geobiology

Microbial biotechnology

Characterization of a Chlorophyta microalga isolated from a microbial mat in Salar de Atacama (northern Chile) as a potential source of compounds for biotechnological applications – Gladys Hayashida – Phycological Research

Real-time iTRAQ-based proteome profiling revealed the central metabolism involved in nitrogen starvation induced lipid accumulation in microalgae – Vineeta Rai – Scientific Reports

Food microbiology

Microbial communities associated with the anthropogenic, highly alkaline environment of a saline soda lime, Poland – Agnieszka Kalwasińska – Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Probiotics / prebiotics

Genome Sequences of Potential Probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus Isolates from Human Infants – Jason W. Arnold – Genome Announcements

Phages and viruses

Review: Phage injection establishes CRISPR immunity – Shimona Starling – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Giant viruses with an expanded complement of translation system components – Frederik Schulz – Science

Bioinformatics

The JBEI quantitative metabolic modeling library (jQMM): a python library for modeling microbial metabolism – Garrett W. Birkel – BMC Bioinformatics

Techniques

Identification of microorganisms grown on chromogenic media by MALDI-TOF MS – Petra Lüthje – Journal of Microbiological Methods

The impact of fecal sample processing on prevalence estimates for antibiotic-resistant Escherichia coli – Sylvia Omulo – Journal of Microbiological Methods

Chapter in the book: New Generation DNA Sequencing (NGS): Mining for Genes and the Potential of Extremophiles – Bhagwan Rekadwad – Microbial Applications Vol.1

Novel micelle PCR-based method for accurate, sensitive and quantitative microbiota profiling – Stefan A. Boers – Scientific Reports
Microbes in the news 

Bacteria to the Future – Mizzou News (University of Missouri)

April 5, 2017

Today’s digest features interesting research on the dynamic microbiome evolution in social bees and the alteration in quorum Sensing, cell motility, stress Response, and carbohydrate metabolism  of gut microbiome by the organophosphate pesticide Diazinon. Low dose penicillin in early life can induce long term changes in mice gut microbiota, brain cytokines and behavior. Interesting reviews on the microbiome and human biology, and role of gut microbiota in the development of hypertension, including that associated with obstructive sleep apnea.

General microbiome

*Review: The Microbiome and Human Biology – Rob Knight – Annual Review of Genomics and Human Genetics

*Dynamic microbiome evolution in social bees – Waldan K. Kwong – Science Advances

Anaerobic Bacterial Fermentation Products Increase Tuberculosis Risk in Antiretroviral-Drug-Treated HIV – Leopoldo N. Segal – Cell Host & Microbe

Pregnancy and early life

Vancomycin treatment is a risk factor for vancomycin-nonsusceptible Staphylococcus capitis sepsis in preterm neonates – Marine Butin – Clinical Microbiology and Infection

Human oral microbiome

Relative abundance of total subgingival plaque-specific bacteria in salivary microbiota reflects the overall periodontal condition in patients with periodontitis – Shinya Kageyama – Plos One

Review: Biofilm over teeth and restorations: What do we need to know? – Nancy J. Lin – Dental Materials

Human skin microbiome

Cutaneous Burn Injury Promotes Shifts in the Bacterial Microbiome in Autologous Donor Skin: Implications for Skin Grafting Outcomes – Jennifer K. Plichta – Shock

Human gut microbiome

Review : The gut microbiota: a possible factor influencing systemic lupus erythematosus – Hadar Neuman – Current Opinion in Rheumatology

*Organophosphate Diazinon Altered Quorum Sensing, Cell Motility, Stress Response, and Carbohydrate Metabolism of Gut Microbiome – Bei Gao -Toxicological Sciences

Baseline gut microbiota predicts clinical response and colitis in metastatic melanoma patients treated with ipilimumab – N. Chaput – Oncology

*Review: Obstructive Sleep Apnea-Induced Hypertension: Role of the Gut Microbiota – David J. Durgan – Current Hypertension Reports

Review: The Gut Microbiota and Alzheimer’s Disease – Chunmei Jiang – Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease

Fecal Microbiota Transplantation

Fecal Microbiota Transplantation in Patients with Blood Disorders Inhibits Gut Colonization with Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria: Results of a Prospective, Single-Center Study – Jaroslaw Bilinski – Clinical Infectious Diseases

Animal microbiome

Multi-Omics Analysis Reveals a Correlation between the Host Phylogeny, Gut Microbiota and Metabolite Profiles in Cyprinid Fishes – Tongtong Li – Frontiers in Microbiology

Diurnal Dynamics of Gaseous and Dissolved Metabolites and Microbiota Composition in the Bovine Rumen – Henk J. van Lingen – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbial Biogeography and Core Microbiota of the Rat Digestive Tract – Dongyao Li – Scientific Reports

Animal experiments

Bifidobacterium in the gut microbiota confer resilience to chronic social defeat stress in mice – Chun Yang – Scientific Reports

Lack of Evidence That Selenium-Yeast Improves Chicken Health and Modulates the Caecal Microbiota in the Context of Colonization by Campylobacter jejuni – Alexandre Thibodeau – Frontiers in Microbiology

Review : Outstanding animal studies in allergy II: from atopic barrier and microbiome to allergen-specific immunotherapy – Erika Jensen-Jarolim – Current Opinion in Allergy & Clinical Immunology

Faecalibacterium prausnitzii treatment improves hepatic health and reduces adipose tissue inflammation in high-fat fed mice – Eveliina Munukka – ISME Journal

*Low-dose penicillin in early life induces long-term changes in murine gut microbiota, brain cytokines and behavior –  Sophie Leclercq – Nature Communications

Nod2 and Nod2-regulated microbiota protect BALB/c mice from diet-induced obesity and metabolic dysfunction – Ivan Rodriguez-Nunez – Scientific Reports

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Aluminum-tolerant bacteria improve the plant growth and phosphorus content in ryegrass grown in a volcanic soil amended with cattle dung manure – María de la Luz Mora- Applied Soil Ecology

Invisible but consequential: root endophytic fungi have variable effects on belowground plant–insect interactions – Huyijuie Gan – Ecosphere

Land-use types and soil chemical properties influence soil microbial communities in the semiarid Loess Plateau region in China – Qin Tian – Scientific Reports

Phylogenetic conservation of substrate use specialization in leaf litter bacteria – Kristin L. Dolan – Plos ONE

Root biomass and exudates link plant diversity with soil bacterial and fungal biomass – Nico Eisenhauer – Scientific Reports

Water and extremophile microbiome

Discrimination of Four Marine Biofilm-Forming Bacteria by LC-MS Metabolomics and Influence of Culture Parameters – Laurie Favre – Journal of Proteome Research

Iron assimilation and utilization in anaerobic ammonium oxidizing bacteria – Christina Ferousi – Current Opinion in Chemical Biology

*Potential sources of bacteria colonizing the cryoconite of an Alpine glacier – Andrea Franzetti – PLOS ONE

Spatio-Temporal Variations of Marine Biofilm Communities Colonizing Artificial Substrata Including Antifouling Coatings in Contrasted French Coastal Environments – Jean-François Briand – Microbial Ecology

Metabolomics

Review: Metabolomics: Strategies to Define the Role of Metabolism in Virus Infection and Pathogenesis – Marianne Manchester – Advances in Virus Research

Effect of Major Royal Jelly Proteins on Spatial Memory in Aged Rats: Metabolomics Analysis in Urine – Di Chen -Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Food microbiology

Sourdough authentication: quantitative PCR to detect the lactic acid bacterial microbiota in breads – Erica Pontonio – Scientific Reports

Probiotics / prebiotics

Evaluation of Potential Probiotics Isolated from Human Milk and Colostrum – Quésia S. Damaceno – Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins

Bioinformatics

SLIMM: species level identification of microorganisms from metagenomes – Temesgen Hailemariam Dadi – PeerJ

Techniques

Advantages of genome sequencing by long-read sequencer using SMRT technology in medical area – Kazuma Nakano – Human Cell

High-pressure microscopy for tracking dynamic properties of molecular machines – Masayoshi Nishiyama – Biophysical Chemistry

Gut Microbiome Standardization in Control and Experimental Mice – Kathy D. McCoy – Current Protocols in Immunology

Diastereomer-specific Quantification of Bioactive Hexosylceramides from Bacteria and Mammals – Johanna von Gerichten – Journal of Lipid Research

Microbes in the news

Genetically engineered microbes make their own fertilizer, could feed the world’s poorest

The Next Plague (5) Bacteria: The Coming And Going And Coming Again Of Bacterial Plagues

Latest Helicobacter pylori breakthrough could lead to eradication of bacteria

Science, publishing, and career

Journal editor calls for ‘culture change’ around clinical trial data

Anitha’s non-microbiology picks

In the quest of Planet 9

March 22, 2017

Today’s digest features interesting review articles on the role of microbiome in health and disease, heart failure, and how the respiratory tract microbiota act as gatekeepers to respiratory health. Also, we have original research articles on the response of bacterial communities in oil-contaminated marine waters to addition of chemical and biological dispersants. Also, a very fascinating article in Harvard Business review on the gender bias against junior female scientists. Not surprising!! Enjoy.

General microbiome

*Review: The role of the microbiome in human health and disease: an introduction for clinicians – Vincent B Young – British Medical Journal

*Review: Targeting the Microbiome in Heart Failure – Allyson Zabell – Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine

Gastric microbiota features associated with cancer risk factors and clinical outcomes: A pilot study in gastric cardia cancer patients from Shanxi, China – Guoqin Yu – international Journal of Cancer

Pregnancy and early life

Late preterm birth has direct and indirect effects on infant gut microbiota development during the first six months of life – M Forsgren – Acta Pediatrica

Vaginal microbiome

Characterization of vaginal Lactobacillus species by rplK -based multiplex qPCR in Russian women – Vladimir V. Demkin – Anaerobe

Human oral microbiome

Changes in salivary microbiota increase volatile sulfur compounds production in healthy male subjects with academic-related chronic stress – Bruno Dias Nani – Plos One

Candida albicans biofilm heterogeneity does not influence denture stomatitis but strongly influences denture cleansing capacity – Lindsay E. O’Donnell – Journal of Medical Microbiology

Oral Bacterial Infections : Diagnosis and Management – Glendee Reynolds-Campbell – Dental Clinics of North America

Human respiratory microbiome

*The microbiota of the respiratory tract: gatekeeper to respiratory health – Wing Ho Man – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Human gut microbiome

Editorial : Infant colic is still a mysterious disorder of the microbiota–gut–brain axis – Anna Pärtty – Acta Pediatrica

Review: More Flavor for Flavonoid-Based Interventions? – Nadeem O. Kaakoush – Trends in Molecular Medicine

Perspectives : New Frontiers in Fibers: Innovative and Emerging Research on the Gut Microbiome and Bone Health – Taylor C. Wallace – Journal of the American College of Nutrition

Does the Gut Microbiota Influence Immunity and Inflammation in Multiple Sclerosis Pathophysiology? – Monika Adamczyk-Sowa – Journal of Immunology Research

The Role of Intestinal Alkaline Phosphatase in Inflammatory Disorders of Gastrointestinal Tract – Jan Bilski – Mediators of Inflammation

The Gut Microbiome, Energy Homeostasis, and Implications for Hypertension – Ruth A. Riedl – Current Hypertension Reports

Fecal Microbiota Transplantation

Commentary: A proposed definition of microbiota transplantation for regulatory purposes – Diane E. Hoffmann – Gut Microbes

Review: Novel Indications for Fecal Microbial Transplantation: Update and Review of the Literature – Nathaniel Aviv Cohen – Digestive Diseases and Sciences

Animal microbiome

Review: Role of the microbiome in swine respiratory disease – Megan C. Niederwerder – Veterinary Microbiology

Comparative composition, diversity, and abundance of oligosaccharides in early lactation milk from commercial dairy and beef cows – William M. Sischo – Journal of Dairy Science

Comparative analysis of fecal microbial communities in cattle and Bactrian camels – Liang Ming – Plos One

Sheep fed with banana leaf hay reduce ruminal protozoa population – Cláudio Eduardo Silva Freitas – Tropical Animal Health and Production

Metabolomics

Review: Metabolomic-guided discovery of Alzheimer’s disease biomarkers from body fluid – Che Nor Adlia Enche Ady – Journal of Neuroscience Research

Animal experiments

The farming environment protects mice from allergen-induced skin contact hypersensitivity – C. P. Frossard – Clinical and Experimental Allergy

Metabolomics insights into diabetes nephropathy and protective effects of Radix Scutellariae on rats using ultra-high performance liquid chromatography coupled with quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry – Lihui Men – RSC Advances

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Root plant growth promoting rhizobacteria inoculations increase ferric chelate reductase (FC-R) activity and Fe nutrition in pear under calcareous soil conditions – Muzaffer İpek – Scientia Horticulturae

Bacterial diversity of the rhizosphere and nearby surface soil of rice (Oryza sativa) growing in the Camargue (France) – Jorge R. Osman – Rhizosphere

Structure and function of the bacterial communities during rhizoremediation of hexachlorobenzene in constructed wetlands – Cuiping Zhang – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Water and extremophile microbiome
Characterization of spatial distribution of the bacterial community in the South Sea of Korea – Ji-Hui Seo – Plos One

Diversity and community structure of cyanobacteria and other microbes in recycling irrigation reservoirs – Ping Kong – Plos One

*Response of the bacterial community in oil-contaminated marine water to the addition of chemical and biological dispersants – Camila Rattes de Almeida Couto – Journal of Environmental Management

Probiotics / prebiotics

Lactobacillus johnsonii supplementation attenuates respiratory viral infection via metabolic reprogramming and immune cell modulation – W. Fonseca- Mucosal Immunology

Identification of the key excreted molecule by Lactobacillus fermentum related to host iron absorption – Ana González – Food Chemistry

Effect of 8-weeks prebiotics/probiotics supplementation on alcohol metabolism and blood biomarkers of healthy adults: a pilot study – Christopher Irwin – European Journal of Nutrition

Bioinformatics

Making big data smart—how to use metagenomics to understand soil quality – Gisle Vestergaard – Biology and Fertility of Soils

Techniques

SILVA, RDP, Greengenes, NCBI and OTT — how do these taxonomies compare? – Monika Balvočiūtė – BMC Genomics

Comparative evaluation of four bacteria-specific primer pairs for 16S rRNA gene surveys – Sofie Thijs – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbes in the news

Asthma: Researchers discover how exposure to microbes protects against asthma

Rainy Day? Microbes May Be at Play

Building A Brewery, Chapter 4: For the Love of Microbes

Science, publishing, and career 

*Junior Female Scientists Aren’t Getting the Credit They Deserve “despite evidence that women on average, may perform better than men in early stage of their careers”

Anitha’s non-microbiology picks

How Pluto’s haze could explain its red spots

Cancer cells cast a sweet spell on the immune system

Actinide chemistry expands to new oxidation states