September 22, 2017

Human Microbiome

Microbiome profile of the amniotic fluid as a predictive biomarker of perinatal outcome – Daichi Urushiyama – Scientific Reports

Role of gut microbiota on cardio-metabolic parameters and immunity in coronary artery disease patients with and without type-2 diabetes mellitus – Lidia Sanchez-Alcoholado – Frontiers in Microbiology

Perspective: Linking the gut microbial ecosystem with the environment: does gut health depend on where we live? – Nishat Tasnim – Frontiers in Microbiology

Effect of caloric restriction on gut permeability, inflammation markers, and fecal microbiota in obese women – Beate Ott – Scientific Reports

Perspective: The immunology of the allergy epidemic and the hygiene hypothesis – Bart N Lambrecht – Nature Immunology

Pearls: The microbiome and the hallmarks of cancer – Laura E. Fulbright – PLoS Pathogens

Exploring the salivary microbiome of children stratified by the oral hygiene index – Izumi Mashima – PLoS ONE

 

Built Site Microbiome

Metagenomic characterization of ambulances across the USA – Niamh B. O’Hara – Microbiome (BMC)

 

Food Microbiome

Review: A Review on the Applications of Next Generation Sequencing Technologies as Applied to Food-Related Microbiome Studies – Yu Cao – Frontiers in Microbiology

Bottled aqua incognita: microbiota assembly and dissolved organic matter diversity in natural mineral waters – Celine C. Lesaulnier – Microbiome (BMC)

 

Pathogen Research

An engineered bispecific DNA-encoded IgG antibody protects against Pseudomonas aeruginosa in a pneumonia challenge model – Ami Patel – Nature Communications

Illusions regarding Helicobacter pylori clinical trials and treatment guidelines – David Y Graham – Gut (BMJ)

 

Beneficial Microbes

Akkermansia muciniphila May Determine the Ameliorating or Aggravating Effects of Chondroitin Sulfate on Osteoarthritis – Qing-Ping Zeng – Frontiers in Microbiology

Minireview: Next-Generation Beneficial Microbes: The Case of Akkermansia muciniphila – Patrice D. Cani – Frontiers in Microbiology

The PGPR Stenotrophomonas maltophilia SBP-9 augments resistance against biotic and abiotic stress in wheat plants – Prabhat N. Jha – Frontiers in Microbiology

 

Beneficial Molecules

pH-dependant antifungal activity of valproic acid against the human fungal pathogen Candida albicans – Julien Chaillot – Frontiers in Microbiology

Dietary teasaponin ameliorates alteration of gut microbiota and cognitive decline in diet-induced obese mice – Sen Wang – Scientific Reports

Mulberry leaf alleviates streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats by attenuating NEFA signaling and modulating intestinal microflora – Yao Sheng – Scientific Reports

 

Microbial Evolution

New Insights into the Diversity of the Genus Faecalibacterium – Leandro Benevides – Frontiers in Microbiology

 

Environmental Microbiology

Insights into microalga and bacteria interactions of selected phycosphere biofilms using metagenomic, transcriptomic and proteomic approaches – Ines Krohn-Molt – Frontiers in Microbiology

 

Bioinformatics, Genomics and Methodologies

Genomic GC-content affects the accuracy of 16S rRNA gene sequencing based microbial profiling due to PCR bias – Martin I. Bahl – Frontiers in Microbiology

Preprint: Optimizing scoring function of dynamic programming of pairwise profile alignment using derivative free neural network – Kazunori D. Yamada – BioRxiv

Improving contig binning of metagenomic data using dS2 oligonucleotide frequency dissimilarity – Ying Wang – BMC Bioinformatics

A Laboratory Methodology for Dual RNA-Sequencing of Bacteria and their Host Cells In Vitro – James W. Marsh – Frontiers in Microbiology

 

Other

Review: A review of the relationship between the gut microbiota and amino acid metabolism – Rui Lin – Amino Acids (Springer)

 

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September 21, 2017

Additional data and new analyses from the NIH Human Microbiome Project, understanding lambda phage integration in its effects on the host, a yeast fermentation method for use in wine making.

Pregnancy and early life

Pre-print: Genetic diversity and mother-child overlap of the gut associated microbiota determined by reduced genome sequencing – Anuradha Ravi – bioRxiv

Multi-site human microbiome

Strains, functions and dynamics in the expanded Human Microbiome Project – Jason Lloyd-Price – Nature

Phages and viruses

Combining Comprehensive Analysis of Off-Site Lambda Phage Integration with a CRISPR-Based Means of Characterizing Downstream Physiology – Yu Tanouchi – mBio

Techniques

The 16S rRNA gene-based PCR method used for the detection of segmented filamentous bacteria in the intestinal microbiota generates false-positive results – Forough L Nowrouzian – Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, et Immunologica Scandinavica

Pre-print: Wine yeast phenomics: a standardized fermentation method for assessing quantitative traits of Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains in enological conditions – Emilien Peltier – bioRxiv

More microbes

Pre-print: Comprehensive analysis of central carbon metabolism reveals multiple connections between nutrients, biosynthetic capacity, and cell morphology in Escherichia coli – Corey S Westfall – bioRxiv

Microbes in the news

What’s the latest on gut microbiota? Concordia microbiology undergrads publish their findings – Phys.Org

Microbes on the market

Ixcela Launches Over-the-Counter Gut Health Test and Sophisticated Internal Wellness Program – Business Wire

Avadim Technologies Inc. Announces Partnership With Cardinal Health, Inc. – Market Wired

September 15, 2017

Events and jobs

 
Assistant or Associate Professor – Microbiology/Infectious Disease, Farmington, US

 
General microbiome

 
Review: Human microbiota in aging and infection: A review – Elisavet Stavropoulou  – Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition

 

Phylogeographic, genomic, and meropenem susceptibility analysis of Burkholderia ubonensis – Erin P. Price – PLOS

 
Pregnancy and early life

 
The relation between cesarean birth and child cognitive development – Cain Polidano – Scientific Reports

 

Simultaneously Monitoring Immune Response and Microbial Infections During Pregnancy through Plasma cfRNA Sequencing – Wenying Pan – Clinical Chemistry

 
Human respiratory microbiome

 
Oral microbiomeTooth Be Told, Genetics Influences Oral Microbiome – Emily R. Davenport – Cell Host & Microbe

 
Host Genetic Control of the Oral Microbiome in Health and Disease – Andres Gomez – Cell Host & Microbe

 

Human nearly-sterile sites 

 

Evaluation of the Bacterial Diversity in the Human Tongue Coating Based on Genus-Specific Primers for 16S rRNA Sequencing – Beili Sun – BioMed Research International

 

Review: Microbiota-Derived Uremic Retention Solutes: Perpetrators of Altered Nonrenal Drug Clearance in Kidney Disease – Alexander J. Prokopienko – Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology

 

Human gut microbiome

 
Microbial metabolites as mimickers of human molecules – Katrina Ray – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology

 
The intestinal microbiota regulates body composition through NFIL3 and the circadian clock – Yuhao Wang – Science

 
The Landscape of Type VI Secretion across Human Gut Microbiomes Reveals Its Role in Community Composition – Adrian J. Verster – Cell Host & Microbe

 
Butyrate-producing bacteria supplemented in vitro to Crohn’s disease patient microbiota increased butyrate production and enhanced intestinal epithelial barrier integrity – Annelies Geirnaert – Scientific Reports

 
Linking Spatial Structure and Community-Level Biotic Interactions through Cooccurrence and Time Series Modeling of the Human Intestinal Microbiota – Eric J. de Muinck –  mSystems
Review: Microbiota and neurodegenerative diseases – Moira Marizzonip – Current Opinion in Neurology

 
Effect of cytomegalovirus and Epstein–Barr virus replication on intestinal mucosal gene expression and microbiome composition of HIV-infected and uninfected individuals – Gianella Sara – AIDS

 
Systematic Review and Meta-analysis: Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for Treatment of Active Ulcerative Colitis – Narula Neeraj – Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

 
Signatures in the gut microbiota of Japanese infants who developed food allergies in early childhood – Masaru Tanaka – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

 
Quantity and source of dietary protein influence metabolite production by gut microbiota and rectal mucosa gene expression: a randomized, parallel, double-blind trial in overweight humans – Martin Beaumont – The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Analysis of Mucosa-Associated Microbiota in Colorectal Cancer – Kehan Xu – Medical Science Monitor

 
Animal experiments 

 
Short-term dietary methionine supplementation affects one-carbon metabolism and DNA methylation in the mouse gut and leads to altered microbiome profiles, barrier function, gene expression and histomorphology – Isabelle R. Miousse – Genes & Nutrition

 
Development of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Is Linked to a Longitudinal Restructuring of the Gut Metagenome in Mice – Thomas Sharpton – mSystems

 
Development of a Stable Lung Microbiome in Healthy Neonatal Mice – Matea Kostric – Microbial Ecology

 

Animal microbiome

 

Seasonal variation in nutrient utilization shapes gut microbiome structure and function in wild giant pandas – Qi Wu  – Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B

 
Plant, root, and soil microbiome

 
Soil microbial community responses to acid exposure and neutralization treatment – Doyun Shin – Journal of Environmental Management

 
Spatial patterns of hypolithic cyanobacterial diversity in Northern Australia –  Keith Christian – Ecology & Evolution

 

Food microbiology

 

Short-Term Intake of a Fructose-, Fat- and Cholesterol-Rich Diet Causes Hepatic Steatosis in Mice: Effect of Antibiotic Treatment – Annette Brandt – Nutrients

 
Overview of craft brewing specificities and potentially associated microbiota – Lindsey Rodhouse – Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition

 

Probiotics / prebiotics
Isolation of probiotic piliated Lactobacillus rhamnosus strains from human faecal microbiota using SpaAantiserum-based colony immunoblotting – Zhen-quan Yang – Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

 

Phages and viruses
CRISPR-based Herd Immunity Limits Phage Epidemics in Bacterial Populations – Pavel Payne – bioRxiv

 
Bioinformatics
A comparison of sequencing platforms and bioinformatics pipelines for compositional analysis of the gut microbiome – Imane Allali – BMC Microbiology

 
Minimizing mixing intensity to improve the performance of rice straw anaerobic digestion via enhanced development of microbe-substrate aggregates – Moonkyung Kim – Bioresource Technology

 
Long term effects of cerium dioxide nanoparticles on the nitrogen removal, micro-environment and community dynamics of a sequencing batch biofilm reactor – Yi Xu – Bioresource Technology

 

Microbes in the news 
NIPGR scientists identify bacteria that can devour fungi

 
Are Genes to Blame for Cavity-causing Bacteria?

 
Microbes on the market (news about biotech companies)

 
Newly Launched CoreBiome Touts Microbiome ‘Profiling’ Services

 
Inventor converts waste plastics to fertilizer, fuel

 
Science, publishing, and career

 
The hundred most-cited publications in microbiota of diabetes research: A bibliometric analysis – Jiaxing Tian – Medicine

September 14, 2017

Events and jobs

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Microbiology  – University of California, Irvine – Last date: December 8th, 2017

MICROBIOLOGY MANAGER – ICDS, County Waterford

 

General microbiome

Thesis: Anti-Staphylococcal Activity of Variovorax paradoxus EPS – P Holt-Torres – CSUSB Scholar Works

The Human Salivary Microbiome Is Shaped by Shared Environment Rather than Genetics: Evidence from a Large Family of Closely Related Individuals – L Shaw – MBio

 

Pregnancy and early life

Mum’s bacteria linked to baby’s behaviour – CM Powell – Nature

Prenatal stress enhances susceptibility to allergic diseases of offspring – M Moustaki – Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Disorders Drug Targets

Dietary intake of fat and fibre according to reference values relates to higher gut microbiota richness in overweight pregnant women – H Röytiö – The British Journal of Nutrition

 

Human respiratory microbiome

Dynamic oropharyngeal and faecal microbiota during treatment in infants hospitalized for bronchiolitis compared with age-matched healthy subjects – Q Hu – Scientific Reports

 

 

Human nearly-sterile sites 

The evolutionary logic of sepsis – L Rózsa – Infection, Genetics and Evolution

 

Human gut microbiome

C. difficile Microbiome Manipulation – J Wick – Infection Prevention

Review: Copy-catting host signalling molecules – A York – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Irritable bowel syndrome in Asia: pathogenesis, natural history, epidemiology and management – KA Gwee – Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Microbial Disruption Indices to Detect Colonization With Multidrug-Resistant Organisms – R Araos – Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology

 

Animal experiments 

High Fat, High Fructose, High Cholesterol Feeding Causes Severe NASH and Cecal Microbiota Dysbiosis in Juvenile Ossabaw Swine – MR Panasevich – American Journal of Physiology

 

Animal microbiome 

Estimating Herd Immunity to Amphibian Chytridiomycosis in Madagascar Based on the Defensive Function of Amphibian Skin Bacteria – MC Bletz – Frontiers in Microbiology

Analysis and comparison of the wolf microbiome under different environmental factors using three different data of Next Generation Sequencing – X Wu – Scientific Reports

Sources of Variation in the Gut Microbial Community of Lycaeides melissa Caterpillars –  S Chaturvedi – Scientific Reports

Brevibacillus laterosporus isolated from the digestive tract of honeybees has high antimicrobial activity and promotes growth and productivity of honeybee’s colonies – JM Khaled – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

 

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Review: The role of soil microorganisms in plant mineral nutrition – current knowledge and future directions – R Jacoby – Frontiers in Plant Science

Redox-mediated quorum sensing in plants – AW Fuller – PLoS One

Rhizospheric fungi and their link with the nitrogen-fixing Frankia harbored in host plant Hippophae rhamnoides L. – X Zhou – Journal of Basic Microbiology

Chapter: Analytical Interpretation of the Beneficial Interaction Between Microorganisms and Grasses – RG Machado – Intechopen

Effect of simultaneous and sequential inoculations of Meloidogyne incognita, Ralstonia solanacearum and Phomopsis vexans on eggplant in sand mix and fly ash mix soil – M Khan – Phytoparasitica

Effect of Soil Amendments on Microbial Resilience Capacity of Acid Soil Under Copper Stress – VC Mounissamy – The Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology

Subtle shifts in microbial communities occur alongside the release of carbon induced by drought and rewetting in contrasting peatland ecosystems – C Potter – Scientific Reports

 

Built environment 

Response of anaerobic membrane bioreactor to the presence of nano-Bi2WO6: reactor performance, supernatant characteristics, and microbial community – L Chen – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

 

 

Bioinformatics

Discovery of numerous novel small genes in the intergenic regions of the Escherichia coli O157:H7 Sakai genome – SM Hücker – PLoS One

 

Techniques

Template Preparation Affects 16S rRNA High-throughput Sequencing Analysis of Phyllosphere Microbial – X Tian – Frontiers in Plant Science

Dissertation: Campylobacter concisus & Inflammatory Bowel Disease: – Insights through cultivation and whole-genome sequencing – KF Kirk – Aalborg Universitetsforlag

Genome Comparison of Pseudomonas fluorescens UM270 with Related Fluorescent Strains Unveils Genes Involved in Rhizosphere Competence and Colonization – JE Hernández-Salmerón – Journal of Genomics

 

Microbes in the news

Researchers discover new, abundant enzyme that helps bacteria infect animals – Science Daily

Weight Loss Success Determined by Two Gut Microbiota Species – Gen Eng News

Dozens of people got diarrhea from puppy poop bacteria – The Verge

Children infected with rare bacteria during surgery at New Orleans hospital – UPI

‘Microbiomes’ may hold key to kids’ ear infections – UPI

CONDUCTING PLASTIC USED IN TOUCHSCREENS COULD HELP FIGHT — OR GROW — BACTERIA – Digital Trends

Why bacteria ‘shapeshift’ in space – CU Boulder Today

Gut Bacteria May Impact Multiple Sclerosis Progression – Genome Web

ARE BACTERIA THE ANSWERS TO ALL OUR SWEATY PROBLEMS? – Electric Runway

September 11, 2017

General microbiome

The evolutionary logic of sepsis – Lajos Rózsa, Infection, Genetics and Evolution

Pan-genome analysis of Bacillus for microbiome profiling – Yihwan Kim, Scientific Reports

Using CRISPR-Cas systems as antimicrobials – David Bikard, Current Opinion in Microbiology

Pregnancy and early life

The composition of the vaginal microbiome in first trimester pregnant women influences the level of autophagy and stress in vaginal epithelial cells – Dimitrios Nasioudis, Journal of Reproductive Immunology

Multi-site human microbiome

Veterinary antibiotics in food, drinking water, and the urine of preschool children in Hong Kong – Na Li, Environment International

Acne vulgaris patients have a distinct gut microbiota in comparison with healthy controls – Y. Deng, Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Immune mechanisms of food allergy and its prevention by early intervention – Victor Turcanu, Current Opinion in Immunology

Intestinal microbiome-gut-brain axis and irritable bowel syndrome – Moser G., Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift

Human skin microbiome

Integrated metabolome-microbiome analyses to evaluate the alleviating effects of short-term green tea supplementation for UVB-induced erythema – E. Jung, Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Isomerization of urocanic acid by ultraviolet radiation and its role in modulation of skin microbiome, antimicrobial peptides, and immune function – V. Patra, Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Universal transcriptomic analysis of host-microbiome interactions in psoriasis – T. Furnholm, Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Skin microbiota alteration link to skin symptoms after a harsh cleanser – A.G. Gueniche, Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Forensic human identification using skin microbiomes – Sarah E. Schmedes, Applied Environmental Microbiology

Human gut microbiome

“Clostridium mediterraneense” a new bacterial species isolated from the human gut – Sokhna Ndongo, New Microbes and New Infections

Definition, Pathogenesis and Management of that cursed Dyspepsia – Pramoda Koduru, Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Gastrointestinal Conditions in the Female Athlete – Barry Kent Diduch, Clinics in Sports Medicine

Human oral microbiome

Location-Specific Oral Microbiome Possesses Features Associated with Chronic Kidney Disease – Jianzhong Hu, Kidney International Reports

The salivary microbiome is consistent between subjects and resistant to impacts of short-term hospitalization – Damien J. Cabral, Scientific Reports

Animal experiments

Effects of dietary fructooligosaccharide on the growth, antioxidants, immunity and disease resistance of Chinese mitten crab – Erteng Jia, Aquaculture

The microbiota influences cell death and microglial colonization in the perinatal mouse brain – Alexandra Castillo-Ruiz, Brain, Behavior, and Immunity

Differences in amino acid catabolism by gut microbes with/without prebiotics inclusion in GDDY-based diet affect feed utilization in rainbow trout – Omolola C. Betiku, Aquaculture

Effects of organic acids and essential oils blend on growth, gut microbiota, immune response and disease resistance of Pacific white shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) against Vibrio parahaemolyticus – Wangquan He, Fish & Shellfish Immunology

Imazalil exposure induces gut microbiota dysbiosis and hepatic metabolism disorder in zebrafish – Cuiyuan Jin, Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part C: Toxicology & Pharmacology

Local immune response of two mucosal surfaces of the European seabass, Dicentrarchus labrax, fed tryptophan- or methionine-supplemented diets – R. Azeredo, Fish & Shellfish Immunology

Segment specific responses of intestinal epithelium transcriptome to in-feed antibiotics in pigs – Kaifan Yu, Physiological Genomics

Animal microbiome

Inside the guts of the city: Urban-induced alterations of the gut microbiota in a wild passerine – Aimeric Teyssier, Science of The Total Environment

Bacterial microbiota associated with Rhipicephalus sanguineus(s.l.) ticks from France, Senegal and Arizona – Magalie René-Martellet, Parasites & Vectors

Introduced ascidians harbor highly diverse and host-specific symbiotic microbial assemblages – James S. Evans, Scientific Reports

The interactions between gut microbiota and entomopathogenic fungi: a potential approach for biological control of Blattella germanica (L.) – Fan Zhang, Pest Management Science

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Volatiles of roots of wild-growing and cultivated Armoracia macrocarpa and their antimicrobial activity, in comparison to horseradish, A. rusticana – Silvana Petrović, Industrial Crops and Products

Rhizospheric metagenome of the terrestrial mangrove fern Acrostichum from Indian Sunderbans – Sayak Ganguli, Genomics Data

Paddy soil microbial communities driven by environment- and microbe-microbe interactions: A case study of elevation-resolved microbial communities in a rice terrace – Weimin Sun, Science of The Total Environment

Identifying the active microbiome associated with roots and rhizosphere soil of oilseed rape – Konstantia Gkarmiri, Applied Environmental Microbiology

Effect of Extracellular Electron Shuttles on Arsenic-Mobilizing Activities in Soil Microbial Communities – Shigeki Yamamura, Journal of Hazardous Materials

Water and extremophile microbiome

Microbiological studies of hot springs in India: a review – Poddar A., Archives of Microbiology

Impact of pyrene and cadmium co-contamination on prokaryotic community in coastal sediment microcosms – Qifang Ding, Chemosphere

Food microbiology

Analysis of bacterial and fungal communities in Marcha and Thiat, traditionally prepared amylolytic starters of India – Shankar Prasad Sha, Scientific Reports

Probiotics / prebiotics

Passion fruit by-product and fructooligosaccharides stimulate the growth and folate production by starter and probiotic cultures in fermented soymilk – Marcela Albuquerque Cavalcanti Albuquerque, International Journal of Food Microbiology

Gut microbiota alterations from different Lactobacillus probiotic-fermented yoghurt treatments in slow-transit constipation – Chen-Jian Liu, Journal of Functional Foods

Microbes in the news

Scientists to Study Health of Plant-Bacteria Symbiosis in California –  Iqbal Pittalwala, UCR Today

Sugars in breast milk may fight harmful bacteria directly – Laura Sanders, Science News

Atopic dermatitis associated with different bacteria depending on disease severity – Andrew Bowser, Dermatology Times

Park Service using lasers to remove Jefferson Memorial’s grimy coating – Jack Moore, WTOP

Startups focus on the microbiome as an organic solution to increase crop yields – Jonathan Shieber, Tech Crunch

September 6, 2017

Our midweek digest is short and sweet, but contains interesting reads- Chabé’s critical review of role of gut protozoa is worth a read

Human gut microbiome

REVIEW: Gut Protozoa: Friends or Foes of the Human Gut Microbiota? Chabé M. Trends in Parasitology

Pre-pregnancy weight, gestational weight gain, and the gut microbiota of mothers and their infants. Stanislwaski MA. Microbiome

Ocean, river, and stream microbiome

Microbial Diversity in Sulfate-Reducing Marine Sediment Enrichment Cultures Associated with Anaerobic Biotransformation of Coastal Stockpiled Phosphogypsum (Sfax, Tunisia). Zouch H. Frontiers in Microbiology

Siderophore cheating and cheating resistance shape competition for iron in soil and freshwater Pseudomonas communities.

Butaitė E. Nature Communication

Animal  microbiome

Succession and Fermentation Products of Grass Carp (<i>Ctenopharyngodon idellus</i>) Hindgut Microbiota in Response to an Extreme Dietary Shift. Hao YT. Frontiers in Microbiology

Enrichment of beneficial bacteria in the skin microbiota of bats persisting with white-nose syndrome.

Lemieux-Labonté V. Microbiome

Biotechnology 

Comparison of the bacterial community composition in the granular and the suspended phase of sequencing batch reactors.

Szabó E. AMB Express

Antibiotic, probiotics, and prebiotics

Antibiotic Treatment Preventing Necrotising Enterocolitis Alters Urinary and Plasma Metabolomes in Preterm Pigs.

Jiang P. Journal of Proteome Research

Probiotics and gastrointestinal conditions: An overview of evidence from the Cochrane Collaboration.

Parker EA. Nutrition

Faecal microbiome 

Collection of non-meconium stool on fecal occult blood cards is an effective method for fecal microbiota studies in infants.

Wong WSW. Microbiome

Communication

Interspecies quorum sensing in co-infections can manipulate trypanosome transmission potential.

Silvester E. Nature Microbiology

August 31, 2017

Today we have a lot of interesting job offers, a lot of news, many papers from Nature’s Scientific Reports and several reviews from Immunological Reviews and to mention each time more and more papers dealing with wastewater treatments. Enjoy your (still) summer microbiome reading.

Events and jobs

Laboratory Manager (Microbiology), Sydney, Australia

Algae Technician, MBD Energy Limited, Townsville 

PhD position: Synthetic Microbiology/Biotechnology, Germany

PhD position (m/f) in the field of microbiota-host interaction in laying hens, Germany

PhD position in the field of microbial ecology of the fowl gastrointestinal tract,  Germany

Post-Doctoral Research Associate, King’s College London , UK

Synthetic Biologist / Geneticist: Ginkgo Bioworks, Boston, MA

General microbiome

Numerous uncharacterized and highly divergent microbes which colonize humans are revealed by circulating cell-free DNA – Mark Kowarsky – PNAS

Maintenance of microbial cooperation mediated by public goods in single and multiple traits scenarios – Özhan Özkaya – Journal of Bacteriology

Pregnancy and early life

The oral microbiome and adverse pregnancy outcomes – Charles M Cobb – International Journal of Women’s Health

Human respiratory microbiome

The nasal microbiota of dairy farmers is more complex than oral microbiota, reflects occupational exposure, and provides competition for staphylococci – Sanjay K. Shukla –  PLOS One

Sphenoid sinus microbiota in pituitary apoplexy: a preliminary study – Gavin J. Humphreys – Pituitary

Oral microbiology

Review: Studying the human oral microbiome: challenges and the evolution of solutions – Angela ML Benn – Australian Dental Journal

Human vaginal microbiome

The human vaginal microbial community – Mario Vaneechoutte – Research in Microbiology

Replication and refinement of a vaginal microbial signature of preterm birth in two racially distinct cohorts of US women – Benjamin J. Callahan – PNAS

Comparison of vaginal microbiota sampling techniques: cytobrush versus swab – Anita Mitra – Scientific Reports

Human nearly-sterile sites 

Dominance of ST131 Escherichia coli carrying blaCTX-M in patients with bloodstream infections caused by cephalosporin-resistant strains in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore: whole genome analysis of isolates from a randomised trial –  Patrick Harris – bioRxiv

Temporal Stability and Composition of the Ocular Surface Microbiome – Jerome Ozkan – Scientific Reports

Human gut microbiome

Review:Interactions between bile salts, gut microbiota, and hepatic innate immunity – Kristin Schubert – Immunological Reviews

Review:Deciphering interactions between the gut microbiota and the immune system via microbial cultivation and minimal microbiomes – Thomas Clavel – Immunological Reviews

Review: Gut microbiota: Role in pathogen colonization, immune responses, and inflammatory disease – Joseph M. Pickard – Immunological Reviews

Gut microbiota and chronic kidney disease: implications for novel mechanistic insights and therapeutic strategies – Wei Pan –  International Urology and Nephrology

Ecophylogenetics Reveals the Evolutionary Associations between Mammals and their Gut Microbiota – Christopher Andrew Gaulke -bioRxiv

Unveiling the gut microbiota composition and functionality associated with constipation through metagenomic analyses – Leonardo Mancabelli –  Scientific Reports

Influence of gut microbiota on neuropsychiatric disorders – María Carmen Cenit – World Journal of Gastroenterology

Fecal microbiota transplantation for Clostridium difficile infection in patients with ileal pouches – Nan Lan – Gastroenterology Report

The Intestinal Microbiome in Infectious Diseases: The Clinical Relevance of a Rapidly Emerging Field – Vanessa C Harris – Open Forum Infectious Diseases

A novel approach for the prediction of species-specific biotransformation of xenobiotic/drug molecules by the human gut microbiota – Ashok K. Sharma – Scientific Reports

Animal experiments

Metagenomic Analysis of Cecal Microbiome Identified Microbiota and Functional Capacities Associated with Feed Efficiency in Landrace Finishing Pigs – Zhen Tan – Frontiers in Microbiology

Characterization of the ecological role of genes mediating acid resistance in Lactobacillus reuteri during colonization of the gastrointestinal tract – Janina A. Krumbeck – Environmental Microbiology

Animal microbiome

High Spatial and Temporal Variations of Microbial Community along the Southern Catfish Gastrointestinal Tract: Insights into Dynamic Food Digestion – Zhimin Zhang – Frontiers in Microbiology

Unraveling the gut microbiome of the long-lived naked mole-rat – Tewodros Debebe – Scientific Reports

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Effects of cationic surfactant on the bioaccumulation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in rice and the soil microbial community structure – Ni Ni – RSC Advances

The impact of adsorption on the exposure assessment of Bacillus thuringiensis in the water-sediment system: a mathematical model approach – Stefano Cervelli – Biology and Fertility of Soils

Phylogenetic diversity and antagonistic traits of root and rhizosphere pseudomonads of a bean from Iran for controlling Rhizoctonia solani – Vahid Keshavarz-Tohid – Research in Microbiology

Petroleum Contamination and Plant Identity Influence Soil and Root Microbial Communities While AMF Spores Retrieved from the Same Plants Possess Markedly Different Communities – Bachir Iffis – Frontiers in Microbiology

Taxonomic and functional shifts in the beech rhizosphere microbiome across a natural soil toposequence – Y. Colin – Scientific Reports

Microbial communities with distinct denitrification potential in spruce and beech soils differing in nitrate leaching – Jiří Bárta – Scientific Reports

The rhizospheric microbial community structure and diversity of deciduous and evergreen forests in Taihu Lake area, China – Wei Z – PLOS One

Taxonomic and functional shifts in the beech rhizosphere microbiome across a natural soil toposequence – Y. Colin – Scientific Reports

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Seasonal Succession and Spatial Patterns of Synechococcus Microdiversity in a Salt Marsh Estuary Revealed through 16S rRNA Gene Oligotyping – Katherine R. M. Mackey – Frontiers in Microbiology

Independent Shifts of Abundant and Rare Bacterial Populations across East Antarctica Glacial Foreland – Wenkai Yan – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbial community structure and diversity within hypersaline Keke Salt Lake environments – Rui Han – Canadian Journal of Microbiology

Cyanobacterial Allelochemicals But Not Cyanobacterial Cells Markedly Reduce Microbial Community Diversity – Filipa Dias – Frontiers in Microbiology

A microfluidics-based in situ chemotaxis assay to study the behaviour of aquatic microbial communities – Bennett S. Lambert –  Nature Microbiology

Anaerobic methanotrophic communities thrive in deep submarine permafrost – Matthias Winkel – bioRxiv

Microbial communities in peatlands along a chronosequence on the Sanjiang Plain, China – Xue Zhou – Scientific Reports

Microbial communities in marine sediments modify success of an invasive macrophyte – Paul E. Gribben – Scientific Reports

Built environment 

Novosphingobium clariflavum sp. nov., isolated from a household product plant –  Xin Zhang – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Probiotics / prebiotics

Bifidobacterium longum W11: an antibiotic-resistant probiotic – Francesco Di Pierro – Nutrafoods

Lactobacillus plantarum LP‑Onlly alters the gut flora and attenuates colitis by inducing microbiome alteration in interleukin‑10 knockout mice – Hongqi Chen – Molecular Medicine Reports

Bacillus As Potential Probiotics: Status, Concerns, and Future Perspectives – Fouad M. F. Elshaghabee – Frontiers in Microbiology

Probiotics administration following sleeve gastrectomy surgery: A randomized double-blind trial – S Sherf-Dagan – International Journal of Obesity

Phages and viruses

Infection with purified Piscine orthoreovirus demonstrates a causal relationship with heart and skeletal muscle inflammation in Atlantic salmon – Øystein Wessel  – PLOS One

HPeV-3 predominated among Parechovirus A positive infants in the summer of 2013-2014 in Queensland, Australia – Donna M. McNeale – bioRxiv

Review: A bacteriophages journey through the human body – Jeremy J. Barr – Immunological Reviews

Mouse hepatitis virus nsp14 exoribonuclease activity is required for resistance to innate immunity – James Brett Case – bioRxiv

Bioinformatics

microPop: Modelling microbial populations and communities in R – Helen Kettle – Methods in Ecology and Evolution

Biotechnology

Biodegradation of mono-, di- and trifluoroacetate by microbial cultures with different origins – Diogo A.M. Alexandrino – New Biotechnology

Metagenomic mining pectinolytic microbes and enzymes from an apple pomace-adapted compost microbial community – Man Zhou – Biotechnology for Biofuels

Wastewater microbiology

Unravelling diversity and metabolic potential of microbial consortia at each stage of leather sewage treatment – Hebin Liang – RSC Advances

Influence of microbial community diversity and function on pollutant removal in ecological wastewater treatment – Yaohui Bai – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Techniques

A Comparison of Methods to Analyze Aquatic Heterotrophic Flagellates of Different Taxonomic Groups – Alexandra Jeuck – Protist

Fast and Simple Tool for the Quantification of Biofilm-Embedded Cells Sub-Populations From Fluorescent Microscopic Images – Mikhail Bogachev – bioRxiv

Microbes in the news 

Gut bacteria that “talk” to human cells may lead to new treatments

Gut Microbiome Differences in REM Sleep Behavior Disorder, Parkinson’s, and Healthy Controls

Scientists Made Music From the Human Microbiome, and It’s Seriously Cool

Over 50% of Bacteria and Viruses inside Human Body are Unknown to Science