January 18, 2018

Today’s digest has quite a few reviews in “Human Gut Microbiome” section and quite interesting news: what killed Aztecs, the womb might not be sterile, while surfers might be spreading antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Check as well an interesting blog post on “How can academia kick its addiction to the impact factor?” and news about “Dimensions” – new science search engine. Dimensions not only indexes papers and their citations, but also – uniquely among scholarly databases – connects publications to their related grants, funding agencies, patents and clinical trials.

 

 

General microbiome

Conserved collateral susceptibility networks in diverse clinical strains of Escherichia coli – Nicole L Podnecky – bioRxiv

Interactions between species introduce spurious associations in microbiome studies – Rajita Menon – PLOS Computational Biology

Antimicrobial resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae carriage and infection in specialized geriatric care wards linked to acquisition in the referring hospital – Claire L Gorrie – Clinical Infectious Diseases

Microbiological and molecular characterization of thermophilic Streptomycesvariabilis with antimicrobial activity – Ramy Fikry – Journal of Basic and Environmental Sciences

Population level evidence for seasonality of the human microbiome – Christina Korownyk – Chronobiology International

Metagenomic analysis of microbial communities yields insight into impacts of nanoparticle design –  Jacob W. Metch – Nature Nanotechnology

Microbial Competition of Rhodotorula mucilaginosa UANL-001L and E. coli increase biosynthesis of Non-Toxic Exopolysaccharide with Applications as a Wide-Spectrum Antimicrobial – Augusto Vazquez-Rodriguez – Scientific Reports

Pregnancy and early life

Perturbations of the gut microbiome genes in infants with atopic dermatitis according to feeding type – Min-Jung Lee – Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Overweight and obesity status in pregnant women are related to intestinal microbiota and serum metabolic and inflammatory profiles – Noora Houttu – Clinical Nutrition

Human respiratory microbiome

Give me a sample of air and I will tell which species are found from your region – molecular identification of fungi from airborne spore samples – Nerea Abrego – Molecular Ecology Resources

Fungi stabilize connectivity in the lung and skin microbial ecosystems – Laura Tipton – BMC Microbiome

Oral microbiome

Microbiome associated with denture malodour – S Yitzhaki – Journal of Breath Research

High-resolution microbiome profiling uncovers Fusobacterium nucleatum, Lactobacillus gasseri/johnsonii, and Lactobacillus vaginalis associated to oral and oropharyngeal cancer in saliva from HPV positive and HPV negative patients treated with surgery and chemo-radiation – Rafael Guerrero-Preston – Oncotarget

Location-Specific Oral Microbiome Possesses Features Associated With CKD – Jianzhong Hu – Kidney International Reports

Oral microbiota reduce wound healing capacity of epithelial monolayers, irrespective of the presence of 5-fluorouracil – Eline Vanlancker – Experimental Biology and Medicine

An experimental study for rapid detection and quantification of endodontic microbiota following photo-activated disinfection via new multiplex real-time PCR assay – Maryam Pourhajibagher – Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy

Review: Genome analysis and clinical implications of the bacterial communities in early biofilm formation on dental implants restored with titanium or zirconia abutments –  Flávia Correa Raffaini – Biofueling

Human skin microbiome

Association of Disease Severity With Skin Microbiome and Filaggrin Gene Mutations in Adult Atopic Dermatitis – Maja-Lisa Clausen – JAMA Dermatology

Human nearly-sterile sites

The Microbiome and Neurologic Disease: Past and Future of a 2-Way Interaction – Javier Ochoa-Repáraz – Neurotherapeutics

Human gut microbiome

Mini Review: Beneficial actions of microbiota-derived tryptophan metabolites – J. J. Galligan – Neurogastroenterology & Motility

Review: Gut microbiome influences on anastomotic leak and recurrence rates following colorectal cancer surgery – S. Gaines – BJS

Review: Microbiota Signaling Pathways that Influence Neurologic Disease – Laura M. Cox – Neurotherapeutics

Review: How mass spectrometric approaches applied to bacterial identification have revolutionized the study of human gut microbiota – Grégory Dubourg – Expert Review of Proteomics

Concise Review: Gut microbiota and probiotics: novel immune system modulators in myasthenia gravis? – Elena Rinaldi – Annals of the New York Academy of Science

Research Highlights: Gut microbiota: Targeting of specific microbial species mitigates colitis – Hugh Thomas – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Research Highlights: Gut microbiota: Filling up on fibre for a healthy gut – Katrina Ray – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Stachyose Improves Inflammation Through Modulating Gut Microbiota of High-Fat Diet / Streptozotocin Induced Type 2 Diabetes in Rats – Guimei Liu – Molecular Nutrition & Food Research

Analysis of fecal microbiota in patients with functional constipation undergoing treatment with synbiotics – Lin Sheng Huang – European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases

The microbiota metabolite indole inhibits Salmonella virulence: Involvement of the PhoPQ two-component system – Nandita Kohli – PLOS

Metatranscriptome of human faecal microbial communities in a cohort of adult men – Galeb S. Abu-Ali – Nature Microbiology

Early-life gut microbial colonization shapes Th1/Th2 balance in asthma model in BALB/c mice – Li-Juan Qian –

Animal experiments

Impact of Trans-Fats on Heat-Shock Protein Expression and the Gut Microbiota Profile of Mice – Gessika Cristina Borges Castro Carvalho – Journal of Food Science

Animal microbiome 

The impact of depuration on mussel hepatopancreas bacteriome composition and predicted metagenome – J. A. Rubiolo – Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

The Sarda Sheep Host Fecal Proteome – Antonio Palomba – Proteomics

Interactions Between Parasites and the Bacterial Microbiota of Chickens – Rüdiger Hauck – Avian Diseases

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Cropping practices manipulate abundance patterns of root and soil microbiome members paving the way to smart farming – Kyle Hartman – BMS Microbiome

Saving seed microbiomes – Gabriele Berg – The ISME

Rice Crop Growth and Rhizospheric Microbial Dynamics in Heavy Metals Contaminated Inceptisol – Manoj Shrivastava – Water Quality Management

Cropping practices manipulate abundance patterns of root and soil microbiome members paving the way to smart farming – Kyle Hartman – BMC Microbiome

Water and extremophile microbiome

Diverse spatial organization of photosynthetic membranes among purple nonsulfur bacteria – Breah LaSarre – bioRxiv

Homologous recombination and transposon propagation shapes the population structure of an organism from the deep subsurface with minimal metabolism – Alexander J Probst – bioRxiv

Cultivation and genomics of the first freshwater SAR11 (LD12) isolate – Michael Winslow Henson -bioRxiv

Data Descriptor: The reconstruction of 2,631 draft metagenome-assembled genomes from the global oceans – Benjamin J. Tully – Scientific Data

Survey of sulfur-oxidizing bacterial community in the Pearl River water using soxB, sqr, and dsrA as molecular biomarkers – Jianfei Luo – 3 Biotech

Cultivable fungi present in Antarctic soils: taxonomy, phylogeny, diversity, and bioprospecting of antiparasitic and herbicidal metabolites – Eldon C. Q. Gomes – Extremophiles

Taxonomical Resolution and Distribution of Bacterioplankton Along the Vertical Gradient Reveals Pronounced Spatiotemporal Patterns in Contrasted Temperate Freshwater Lakes – J. Keshri – Microbial Ecology

Coral physiology and microbiome dynamics under combined warming and ocean acidification – Andréa G. Grottoli – PLOS

Crenothrix are major methane consumers in stratified lakes – Kirsten Oswald – The ISME

 

Food microbiology

Review: Modern perspectives on the health benefits of kefir in next generation sequencing era: improvement of the host gut microbiota – Dong-Hyeon Kim –  Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition

Probiotics / prebiotics

Lactobacillus acidophilus Improves Intestinal Inflammation in an Acute Colitis Mouse Model by Regulation of Th17 and Treg Cell Balance and Fibrosis Development – Park Jin-Sil – Journal of Medicinal Food

Phages and viruses

Interferons: Reprogramming the Metabolic Network against Viral Infection – Kavita Raniga  – Viruses

Bioinformatics

FastViromeExplorer: a pipeline for virus and phage identification and abundance profiling in metagenomics data – Saima Sultana Tithi – PeerJ

VirFinder: a novel k-mer based tool for identifying viral sequences from assembled metagenomic data – Jie Ren – BMC Microbiome

Techniques

In-depth resistome analysis by targeted metagenomics – Val F. Lanza – BMC Microbiome

Microbes in the news

500 years later, scientists discover what probably killed the Aztecs

Could baby’s first bacteria take root before birth?

Robotic baby helps researchers understand how biological dust develops immunity in crawling babies

Surfers May Be Spreading Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria From Swallowing Poop-Laced Water

Microbes and Art

Artist Hunter Cole Presents Exhibit Featuring Photos of Bacteria That Create Their Own Light

Science, publishing, and career 

Science search engine links papers to grants and patents

How can academia kick its addiction to the impact factor?

 

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January 11, 2018

Today’s Microbiome Digest is quite long, since it contains alerts from two days. There are many interesting articles in Gut, Plant and Water Microbiome Sections. Interesting review to highlight is from L. Tipton about lung mycobiome  and the one from D. Rose Ewald about human microbiota. Today we also have quite few articles about viruses, among which P.C. Hsu revails gene targets of Ebola virus microRNAs involved in the human skin microbiome,  S. S. Jagdale reports on  mutualistic interactions of viruses with lower eukaryotes and C. Winter explains how mixing alters the lytic activity of viruses in the dark ocean.

General microbiome

Complete genomic characterisation of two Escherichia coli lineages responsible for a cluster of carbapenem resistant infections in a Chinese hospital – Zhiyong Zong – bioRxiv

Geometrical Distribution of Cryptococcus neoformans Mediates Flower-Like Biofilm Development – William Lopes – Frontiers in Microbiology

Pregnancy and early life

Editorial: The Neonatal Immune System: A Unique Host-Microbial Interface – Joseph M. Bliss – Frontiers in Pediatrics

Modeling Metabolic Interactions in a Consortium of the Infant Gut Microbiome – Francisco Pinto – Frontiers in Microbiology

Gene-trait matching across the Bifidobacterium longum pan-genome reveals considerable diversity in carbohydrate catabolism among human infant strains – Silvia Arboleya – Genomics

Early-life gut microbiome and egg allergy – Mina Fazlollahi – Allergy

Human respiratory microbiome

Perspective: Fungal Microbiota in Chronic Airway Inflammatory Disease and Emerging Relationships with the Host Immune Response – Irene Zhang – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbiome and asthma – Milena Sokolowska – Asthma Research and Practice

Review: The lung mycobiome in the next-generation sequencing era – Laura Tipton – Virulence

The lung tissue microbiota of mild and moderate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – Alexa A. Pragman – Microbiome

 Oral microbiome

Profiling of subgingival plaque biofilm microbiota in female adult patients with clear aligners: a three-month prospective study – Runzhi Guo – PeerJ

Ecological Approaches to Dental Caries Prevention: Paradigm Shift or Shibboleth? – Nebu Philip  – Caries Research

Human skin microbiome

On revealing the gene targets of Ebola virus microRNAs involved in the human skin microbiome – Pei-Chun Hsu – PeerJ

Temporal Variation of the Skin Bacterial Community and Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis Infection in the Terrestrial Cryptic Frog Philoria loveridgei – Mariel Familiar López – Frontiers in Microbiology

Human vaginal microbiome

Microbiota-based analysis reveals specific bacterial traits and a novel strategy for the diagnosis of infectious infertility – Simon Graspeuntner – PLOS One

Human nearly-sterile sites 

Culture-independent analysis of liver abscess using nanopore sequencing – Liang Gong – PLOS One

Human gut microbiome

The Gut Microbiome and Control of Weight Gain – Anita L. Kozyrskyj – Pediatric Obesity

Immunosuppressive effect of the gut microbiome altered by high-dose tacrolimus in mice – Z. Zhang – American Journal of Transplatation

Review: Human microbiota, blood group antigens, and disease – D. Rose Ewald – WIREs

Microbiome, Immunomodulation, and the Neuronal System – Eric Marietta – Neurotherapeutics

Editorial: Improve gut microbiome: a new horizon of cancer therapy – Hiroshi Fukui – Hepatobiliary Surgery and Nutrition

The Gut Microbiome and Multiple Sclerosis – Javier Ochoa-Repáraz – Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine

Genomic diversity and distribution of Bifidobacterium longum subsp. longum across the human lifespan – Toshitaka Odamaki – Scientific Reports

Dynamics of metatranscription in the inflammatory bowel disease gut microbiome – Melanie Schirmer – Nature Microbiology

Links between Dietary Protein Sources, the Gut Microbiota, and Obesity – Lise Madsen – Frontiers in Physiology

Ceftriaxone promotes the emergence of AmpC-overproducing Enterobacteriaceae in gut microbiota from hospitalized patients – Victoire de Lastours – European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases

Functional analysis of arginine decarboxylase gene speA of Bacteroides dorei by markerless gene deletion – Mikiyasu Sakanaka – FEMS Microbiology Letters

SadA-Expressing Staphylococci in the Human Gut Show Increased Cell Adherence and Internalization – Arif Luqman – Cell Reports

Gut microbiome populations are associated with structure-specific changes in white matter architecture – Irene M. Ong – Translational Psychiatry

Spatiotemporally Heterogeneous Population Dynamics of Gut Bacteria Inferred from Fecal Time Series Data – Hidetoshi Inaminea – mBio

Animal experiments 

Identification of a protective B-cell epitope of the Staphylococcus aureus GapC protein by screening a phage-displayed random peptide library – Mengyao Wang – PLOS One

Lactobacillus plantarum CCFM10 alleviating oxidative stress and restoring the gut microbiota in D-galactose-induced aging mice – Jichun Zhao – Food and Function

Effect of dark sweet cherry powder consumption on the gut microbiota, short-chain fatty acids, and biomarkers of gut health in obese db/db mice – Jose F. Garcia-Mazcorro – PeerJ

Dietary Corn Bran Fermented by Bacillus subtilis MA139 Decreased Gut Cellulolytic Bacteria and Microbiota Diversity in Finishing Pigs – Ping Liu – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

Intestinal and Systemic Immune Responses upon Multi-drug Resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa Colonization of Mice Harboring a Human Gut Microbiota – Eliane von Klitzing – Frontiers in Microbiology

Modulation of Intestinal Microbiome Prevents Intestinal Ischemic Injury – Alessandra Bertacco – Frontiers in Physiology

Animal microbiome 

Influence of fruit and invertebrate consumption on the gut microbiota of wild white-faced capuchins (Cebus capucinus) – Elizabeth K. Mallott – American Journal of Physical Anthropology

Differential Ecological Specificity of Protist and Bacterial Microbiomes across a Set of Termite Species – Lena Waidele – Frontiers in Microbiology

Molecular identification and phylogenetic analysis of Bothrops insularis bacterial and fungal microbiota – Lidiane Nunes Barbosa – Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Diazotroph abundance and community composition in an acidic soil in response to aluminum-tolerant and aluminum-sensitive maize (Zea mays L.) cultivars under two nitrogen fertilizer forms – Chao Wang – Plant and Soil

The influence of microbial communities for triadimefon enantiomerization in soils with different pH values – Khaled Mohamed Ahmed Talab – Chirality

Antimony Redox Biotransformation in the Subsurface: Effect of Indigenous Sb(V) Respiring Microbiota – Liying Wang – Encironmental Science and Technology

Biostimulant Action of Protein Hydrolysates: Unraveling Their Effects on Plant Physiology and Microbiome – Giuseppe Colla – Frontiers in Plant Science

Inner Plant Values: Diversity, Colonization and Benefits from Endophytic Bacteria – Hongwei Liu – Frontiers in Microbiology

Bacillus amyloliquefaciens L-S60 Reforms the Rhizosphere Bacterial Community and Improves Growth Conditions in Cucumber Plug Seedling – Yuxuan Qin – Frontiers in Microbiology

Exploring the Microbiota of Faba Bean: Functional Characterization of Lactic Acid Bacteria – Michela Verni –  Frontiers in Microbiology

Contribution of Zinc Solubilizing Bacteria in Growth Promotion and Zinc Content of Wheat – Sana Kamran – Frontiers in Microbiology

Application of Endophytic Pseudomonas fluorescens and a Bacterial Consortium to Brassica napus Can Increase Plant Height and Biomass under Greenhouse and Field Conditions –  Richard D. Lally – Frontiers in Microbiology

Exploiting rhizosphere microbial cooperation for developing sustainable agriculture strategies – Yoann Besset-Manzoni – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Dynamics of oxygen and carbon dioxide in rhizospheres of Lobelia dortmanna – a planar optode study of belowground gas exchange between plants and sediment – Nikola Lenzewski – New Phytologist

Characterization of Microbial Communities in Acidified, Sulfur Containing Soils – Grzegorz Czerwonka – Polish Journal of Microbiology

Comparison of Microbial Communities Associated with Halophyte (Salsola stocksii) and Non-Halophyte (Triticum aestivum) Using Culture-Independent Approaches – Salma Mukhtar – Polish Journal of Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Data-mining of Antibiotic Resistance Genes Provides Insight into the Community Structure of Ocean Microbiome – Shiguang Hao – bioRxiv

Mixing alters the lytic activity of viruses in the dark ocean – Christian Winter – Ecology

Biological Characterization of Microenvironments in a Hypersaline Cold Spring Mars Analog – Haley M. Sapers – Frontiers in Microbiology

Patterns and Drivers of Vertical Distribution of the Ciliate Community from the Surface to the Abyssopelagic Zone in the Western Pacific Ocean – Feng Zhao – Frontiers in Microbiology

Aerobic and Anaerobic Methanotrophic Communities Associated with Methane Hydrates Exposed on the Seafloor: A High-Pressure Sampling and Stable Isotope-Incubation Experiment – David H. Case – Frontiers in Microbiology

A Multi-season Investigation of Microbial Extracellular Enzyme Activities in Two Temperate Coastal North Carolina Rivers: Evidence of Spatial but Not Seasonal Patterns – Avery Bullock – Frontiers in Microbiology

Functional Stability and Community Dynamics during Spring and Autumn Seasons Over 3 Years in Camargue Microbial Mats – Mercedes Berlanga – Frontiers in Microbiology

Oxygenation of Hypoxic Coastal Baltic Sea Sediments Impacts on Chemistry, Microbial Community Composition, and Metabolism – Elias Broman – Frontiers in Microbiology

Exploring the Cultivable Ectocarpus Microbiome – Hetty KleinJan – Frontiers in Microbiology

Phylogenetic Structure and Metabolic Properties of Microbial Communities in Arsenic-Rich Waters of Geothermal Origin – Simona Crognale – Frontiers in Microbiology

Prokaryotic Community Composition in Arctic Kongsfjorden and Sub-Arctic Northern Bering Sea Sediments As Revealed by 454 Pyrosequencing – Yin-Xin Zeng – Frontiers in Microbiology

Comparative Metagenomics Reveals the Distinctive Adaptive Features of the Spongia officinalis Endosymbiotic Consortium – Elham Karimi – Frontiers in Microbiology

Comparative genomics highlights symbiotic capacities and high metabolic flexibility of the marine genus Pseudovibrio  – Dennis Versluis – GBE Genome BIology and Evolution

Geobacteraceae are important members of mercury-methylating microbial communities of sediments impacted by waste water releases – Andrea G. Bravo – ISME

Dynamics of phytoplankton and heterotrophic bacterioplankton in the western tropical South Pacific Ocean along a gradient of diversity and activity of diazotrophs – France Van Wambeke – Biogeosciences

Microbial methanogenesis in the sulfate-reducing zone of sediments in the Eckernförde Bay, SW Baltic Sea – Johanna Maltby – Biogeosciences

Built environment

Control of corrosive bacterial community by bronopol in industrial water system – Jayaraman Narenkumar – 3 Biotech

A metaproteomics method to determine carbon sources and assimilation pathways of species in microbial communities –  Manuel Kleiner – bioRxiv

Uncovering the Potential of Termite Gut Microbiome for Lignocellulose Bioconversion in Anaerobic Batch Bioreactors – Lucas Auer – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbial Communities Shaped by Treatment Processes in a Drinking Water Treatment Plant and Their Contribution and Threat to Drinking Water Safety – Qi Li – Frontiers in Microbiology

Food microbiology

Development of novel quinoa-based yoghurt fermented with dextran producer Weissella cibaria MG1 – Emanuele Zannini – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Bacterial Community and Spoilage Profiles Shift in Response to Packaging in Yellow-Feather Broiler, a Highly Popular Meat in Asia – Huhu Wang – Frontiers in Microbiology

Metagenomic Profiling of the Bacterial Community Changes from Koji to Mash Stage in the Brewing of Soy Sauce – Hongbin Wang – Polish Journal of Microbiology

Probiotics / prebiotics

Probiotics or Pro-healers the Role of Beneficial Bacteria in Tissue Repair – Jovanka Lukic – Wound Reparation and Regeneration

Probiotic Lactobacillus sp. inhibit growth, biofilm formation and gene expression of caries-inducing Streptococcus mutans – Reham Wasfi – Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine

A mixture of Lactobacillus species isolated from traditional fermented foods promote recovery from antibiotic-induced intestinal disruption in mice – Ying Shi – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Beneficial changes in rumen bacterial community profile in sheep and dairy calves as a result of feeding the probiotic Bacillus amyloliquefaciens H57 – Benjamin J Schofield – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Phages and viruses

Enemies with benefits: mutualistic interactions of viruses with lower eukaryotes – Shounak S. Jagdale – Archives of Virology

Biogeography & environmental conditions shape bacteriophage-bacteria networks across the human microbiome – Geoffrey D. Hannigan – bioRxiv

Investigation of prevalence of free Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC)-specific bacteriophages and its correlation with STEC bacterial hosts in a produce-growing area in Salinas, California – Yen-Te Liao – PLOS One

Component tree analysis of cystovirus φ6 nucleocapsid Cryo-EM single particle reconstructions – Lucas M. Oliveira – PLOS One

Bioinformatics

HTSSIP: An R package for analysis of high throughput sequencing data from nucleic acid stable isotope probing (SIP) experiments – Nicholas D. Youngblut – PLOS One

Biotechnology

Cyanobacterial diversity held in microbial biological resource centers as a biotechnological asset: the case study of the newly established LEGE culture collection – Vitor Ramos – Journal of Applied Phycology

Rapidly moving new bacteria to model-organism status – Hualan Liu – Current Opinion in Biotechnology

Techniques

Development of a biosensor protein bullet as a fluorescent method for fast detection of Escherichia coli in drinking water – Ignacio Gutiérrez-del-Río – PLOS One

Research Note: Methods for detecting Gemmata spp. bacteremia in the microbiology laboratory – Jacques-Robert Christen – BMS Genomics

A metaproteomics method to determine carbon sources and assimilation pathways of species in microbial communities – Manuel Kleiner – bioRxiv

Microbes in the news 

Gene/cell connection provides new insight into how our gut microbiome stays healthy

A powerful new weapon against drug-resistant bacteria was inspired by the human body

ASU developing biodegradable plastics made from bacteria

Pharmaceutical Pollution Drives Microbial Resistance in Urban Streams

Microbes and Art

This scientist creates ephemeral works of art with bioluminescent bacteria

January 7, 2018

Today’s digest is brief but full of fun and exciting news about microbes, including self-portraits of microbes on your skin and how AI (artificial intellegence) is used to identify bacteria.

Gut Microbiome

REVIEW: Gut as a target for cadmium toxicity. Tinkov, AA. Environmental Pollution

Plant, Soil, and Water Microbiome

Effects of short-term fallow managements on soil microbial properties: A case study in China. Li, G. Applied Soil Ecology

Animal Experiments and Microbiome

Environmental concentrations of antibiotics impair zebrafish gut health. Zhou, L. Environmental Pollution

Polystyrene microplastics induce microbiota dysbiosis and inflammation in the gut of adult zebrafish. Jin, Y. Environmental Pollution

Food Microbiome

REVIEW: Seafood spoilage microbiota and associated volatile organic compounds at different storage temperatures and packaging. Odeyemi, OA. International Journal of Food Microbiology.

Microbes in the NEWS

The Swab Test: Amount Of Bacteria On Touchscreens May Surprise You

-CBS Philly

Artificial intelligence used to identify bacteria

-Digital Journal

Physicists Solve the Biodiversity Arms-Race Paradox: “Kill the Winner”

-Inverse

A Self-Portrait of the Microbes that Live on our Skin

-Labiotech.eu (blog)

Microbiology Jobs

Part-Time Lab Technician II, Biology/Microbiology

-Inside Higher Ed Careers

December 24, 2017

Events and jobs
Microbiology/bioinformatics/bioche Freshers Wanted For Medical Coding – AS Medical Coding Technologies – Chennai, Cuddalore, Vellore

General microbiome
Review: Protective Microbiota: From Localized to Long-Reaching Co-Immunity. – Lynn Chiu – Frontiers In Immunology

Pregnancy and early life
Microbiome Influences Prenatal and Adult Microglia in a Sex-Specific Manner – Morgane Sonia Thion – Cell

Human respiratory microbiome
Differentially Regulated Host Proteins Associated with Chronic Rhinosinusitis Are Correlated with the Sinonasal Microbiome. – Kristi Biswas – Frontiers In Cellular And Infection Microbiology

Sputum microbiome temporal variability and dysbiosis in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbations: an analysis of the COPDMAP study. – Zhang Wang – Thorax

Human vaginal microbiome
Evaluation of lactitol, lactulose, raffinose, and oligofructose for maintenance of a Lactobacillus-dominated vaginal microbiota establishes a promising prebiotic candidate. – Stephanie L Collins – Applied And Environmental Microbiology

Review: Human vaginal pH and microbiota: an update. – Keshav Godha – Gynecological Endocrinology

Review: Impact of microbiota on the use and effects of isoflavones in the relief of climacteric symptoms in menopausal women – A review – Naice E.S. Monteiro – Journal of Functional Foods

Human oral microbiome
Review: Tongue Coating: its characteristics and role in intra-oral halitosis and general health: A review. – Kavitha Seerangaiyan – Journal Of Breath Research

Human gut microbiome
Bifidobacteria or Fiber Protects against Diet-Induced Microbiota-Mediated Colonic Mucus Deterioration – Bjoern O. Schroeder – Cell Host and Microbe

Fiber-Mediated Nourishment of Gut Microbiota Protects against Diet-Induced Obesity by Restoring IL-22-Mediated Colonic Health – Jun Zou – Cell Host and Microbe

Dysbiosis-Associated Change in Host Metabolism Generates Lactate to Support Salmonella Growth – Caroline C. Gillis – Cell Host and Microbe

Durability and Long-Term Clinical Outcomes of Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT) Treatment in Patients with Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection. – Yafet Mamo – Clinical Infectious Diseases

Evaluation of a faecal dysbiosis test for irritable bowel syndrome in subjects with and without obesity. – Martin Aasbrenn – Scandinavian Journal Of Clinical And Laboratory Investigation

Structural basis for the regulation of β-glucuronidase expression by human gut Enterobacteriaceae. – Michael S Little – PNAS

Low-to-moderate intensity aerobic exercise training modulates irritable bowel syndrome through antioxidative and inflammatory mechanisms in women: Results of a randomized controlled trial – Behzad Hajizadeh Maleki – Cytokine

Differences in fecal microbial metabolites and microbiota of children with autism spectrum disorders – Dae-Wook Kang – Anaerobe

Review: The Microbiome in Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis: Current Evidence and Potential Concepts. – Johannes R Hov – Seminars In Liver Disease

Microbial ecology
Autoinducer 2-dependent Escherichia coli biofilm formation is enhanced in a dual-species co-culture. – Leanid Laganenka – Applied And Environmental Microbiology

Animal experiments
Prebiotic Supplementation Following Ileocecal Resection in a Murine Model is Associated With a Loss of Microbial Diversity and Increased Inflammation. – Michael Laffin – Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

An attenuated Salmonella Typhimurium strain and galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) accelerate clearance of Salmonella infection in poultry through modifications to the gut microbiome. – M Andrea Azcarate-Peril – Applied And Environmental Microbiology

Akkermansia muciniphila induces gut microbiota remodelling and controls islet autoimmunity in NOD mice. – Arno Hänninen – Gut

Analysis of the Specificity of IgA Antibodies Produced in the Mouse Small Intestine. – N E Sharanova – Molekuliarnaia Biologiia (Molecular Biology, original in Russian)

Bacteriostatic Effect of Quercetin as an Antibiotic Alternative In Vivo and Its Antibacterial Mechanism In Vitro. – Shengan Wang – Journal Of Food Protection (in Arbor Acre (AA) broiler chickens)

Dietary protein level affects nutrient digestibility and ileal microbiota structure in growing pigs. – Kai Qiu – Animal Science Journal

Arctic berry extracts target the gut-liver axis to alleviate metabolic endotoxaemia, insulin resistance and hepatic steatosis in diet-induced obese mice. – Fernando F Anhê – Diabetologia

Microbiota transplantation reveals beneficial impact of berberine on hepatotoxicity by improving gut homeostasis. – Chenjie Qin – Science China. Life Sciences (in rats and mice)

Dysbiosis of gut microbiota by chronic coexposure to titanium dioxide nanoparticles and bisphenol A: Implications for host health in zebrafish – Lianguo Chen – Environmental Pollution

Dysbiosis of the fecal microbiota in feedlot cattle with hemorrhagic diarrhea – Mohamed Zeineldin – Microbial Pathogenesis

Characterization of Brachyspira communities from clinical cases of swine mucohaemorrhagic diarrhea through deep sequencing of the NADH oxidase (nox) gene – Lisa A. Johnson – Veterinary Microbiology

Injectable antimicrobials in commercial feedlot cattle and their effect on the nasopharyngeal microbiota and antimicrobial resistance – Devin B. Holman – Veterinary Microbiology

Grain grinding size of cereals in complete pelleted diets for growing lambs: effects on ruminal microbiota and fermentation – Sonia Andrés – Small Ruminant Research

Animal microbiome
Food Storage by the Savanna Termite Cornitermes cumulans (Syntermitinae): a Strategy to Improve Hemicellulose Digestibility? – Letícia Menezes – Microbial Ecology

The metagenome of Caracolus marginella gut microbiome using culture independent approaches and shotgun sequencing. – Robert J Rabelo-Fernandez – Data In Brief (snails)

Transcriptomic characterization of Caecomyces churrovis: a novel, non-rhizoid-forming lignocellulolytic anaerobic fungus. – John K Henske – Biotechnology For Biofuels (Found in Navajo Churro sheep fecal pellets)

** Enhancing the Resolution of Rumen Microbial Classification from Metatranscriptomic Data Using Kraken and Mothur. – Andre L A Neves – Frontiers In Microbiology **

Temporal and regional variability in the skin microbiome of humpback whales along the Western Antarctic Peninsula. – K C Bierlich – Applied And Environmental Microbiology (DOI not available yet, so linked to PubMed)

Wild eel microbiome reveals that skin mucus of fish could be a natural niche for aquatic mucosal pathogen evolution. – Miguel Carda-Diéguez – Microbiome

Seasonal, spatial, and maternal effects on gut microbiome in wild red squirrels. – Tiantian Ren – Microbiome

Water and extremophile microbiome
Biodegradation of weathered polystyrene films in seawater microcosms. – Evdokia Syranidou – Scientific Reports

Microbial stress mediated intercellular nanotubes in an anaerobic microbial consortium digesting cellulose. – Martina John – Scientific Reports

Metagenomic analysis reveals the impact of wastewater treatment plants on the dispersal of microorganisms and genes in aquatic sediments. – Binh T T Chu – Applied And Environmental Microbiology

Nutrient dynamics and stream order influence microbial community patterns along a 2914 km transect of the Mississippi River – Michael W Henson – bioRxiv

Metagenomic exploration reveals a marked change in the river resistome and mobilome after treated wastewater discharges – Itziar Lekunberri – Environmental Pollution

Built environment
Metagenomic survey of bacterial diversity in the atmosphere of Mexico City using different sampling methods – N. Serrano-Silva – Environmental Pollution

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

Food microbiology
Modulation of gut microbiota and gut-generated metabolites by bitter melon results in improvement in the metabolic status in high fat diet-induced obese rats – Juan Bai – Journal of Functional Foods

In vitro digestion by saliva, simulated gastric and small intestinal juices and fermentation by human fecal microbiota of sulfated polysaccharides from Gracilaria rubra – Tong Di – Journal of Functional Foods

Seasonal variances in bacterial microbiota and volatile organic compounds in raw milk – Beata Nalepa – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Structure of association networks in food bacterial communities – Eugenio Parente – Food Microbiology

Review: Lactose intolerance and gastrointestinal cow’s milk allergy in infants and children – common misconceptions revisited. – Ralf G Heine – The World Allergy Organization Journal

Probiotics / prebiotics / antibiotics
Effect of the consumption of a synbiotic diet mousse containing Lactobacillus acidophilus La-5 by individuals with metabolic syndrome: A randomized controlled trial – Douglas Xavier-Santos – Journal of Functional Foods

Review: Is Metformin Poised for a Second Career as an Antimicrobial? – Faiza Malik – Diabetes/Metabolism Research And Reviews

Review: Role of probiotics in the management of lung cancer and related diseases: An update – Anshul Sharma – Journal of Functional Foods

Phages and viruses
Isolation in small populations of Wayampi Amerindians promotes endemicity and homogenization of their faecal virome, but its distribution is not entirely random. – Vicente Pérez-Brocal – Fems Microbiology Ecology

Bioinformatics
Identification of bacterial species that can utilize fructose-asparagine. – Anice Sabag-Daigle – Applied And Environmental Microbiology

Techniques
On the Identification of Culturable Microorganisms for the Assessment of Biodiversity in Bioaerosols. – Philippe Duquenne – Annals Of Work Exposures And Health

Review: Illuminating the covert mission of mononuclear phagocytes in their regional niches – Shu Zhen Chong – Current Opinion in Immunology

Genomes
Draft genomes of Enterococcus faecium strains isolated from human feces before and after eradication therapy against Helicobacter pylori. – Nikita A Prianichnikov – Data In Brief

Microbes in the news
Biota Beats: Music from the Microbiome –  Clara Rodríguez Fernández – LabBioTech
Microbes on the market (news about biotech companies)

Bacteria and Cancer Immunotherapy: What’s in Your Gut? – Medical News Bulletin

Can You Teach an Old Gene New Tricks? – Grishma Gupte – SciWorthy

Doctor warns patients to avoid unnecessary antibiotics this winter – Tammy Palmer – LocalSyr.com

December 22, 2017

As the end of this year approaches, we have a post filled with plant/soil microbiome papers, as well as a few interesting food microbiology papers — enjoy!

General microbiome

A population genomics approach shows widespread geographical distribution of cryptic genomic forms of the symbiotic fungus Rhizophagus irregularis – Romain Savary, ISME

Pregnancy and early life

Gut microbiome in gestational diabetes: a cross-sectional study of mothers and offspring 5 years postpartum – Sayyid Hasan, Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica

Liver microbiome

Environmental peer pressure: CD4+ T cell help in tolerance and transplantation – Dana Tedesco, Liver Transplantation

Skin microbiome

Food allergy and atopic dermatitis: Prediction, progression, and prevention – Carla Mastrorilli, Pediatric Allergy and Immunology

Respiratory microbiome

The Lung Microbiome in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: A Promising Approach for Targeted Therapies – Fastrès Aline, International Journal of Molecular Sciences

Allergy – European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Microbial and organic matter patterns in a prescribed burned and thinned managed forest ecosystem – Dessy A. Owiti, Ecosphere

Microbial Interactions and Perspectives for Bioremediation of Pesticides in the Soils – Ratna Prabha, Plant-Microbe Interactions in Agro-Ecological Perspectives

Fungi: An Effective Tool for Bioremediation – Sachin Gupta, Plant-Microbe Interactions in Agro-Ecological Perspectives

Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi Improve Tolerance of Agricultural Plants to Cope Abiotic Stress Conditions – Pablo Cornejo, Plant-Microbe Interactions in Agro-Ecological Perspectives

Assessment of bacterial communities of black soybean grown in fields – Akifumi Sugiyama, Communicative & Integrative Biology

Plant-plant competition outcomes are modulated by plant effects on the soil bacterial community – S. Hortal, Scientific Reports

Trichoderma and Its Potential Applications – Monika Jangir, Plant-Microbe Interactions in Agro-Ecological Perspectives

Bacterial Rhizoremediation of Petroleum Hydrocarbons (PHC) – Jai Godheja, Plant-Microbe Interactions in Agro-Ecological Perspectives

Potential of Beneficial Bacteria as Eco-friendly Options for Chemical-Free Alternative Agriculture – Ch. Srinivasarao, Plant-Microbe Interactions in Agro-Ecological Perspectives

Potential Microbiological Approaches for the Remediation of Heavy Metal-Contaminated Soils – R. Krishnamoorthy, Plant-Microbe Interactions in Agro-Ecological Perspectives

Commercial Microbial Products: Exploiting Beneficial Plant-Microbe Interaction – Pallavi, Plant-Microbe Interactions in Agro-Ecological Perspectives

Interaction Between Beneficial Bacteria and Sugarcane – Guilherme Grodzki Oliveira Figueiredo, Plant-Microbe Interactions in Agro-Ecological Perspectives

Potential for Developing Low-Input Sustainable Agriculture in the Tropical Andes by Making Use of Native Microbial Resources – Luis Andrés Yarzábal, Plant-Microbe Interactions in Agro-Ecological Perspectives

Plant-Microbe Interactions in the Rhizosphere: Mechanisms and Their Ecological Benefits – Kulandaivelu Velmourougane, Plant-Microbe Interactions in Agro-Ecological Perspectives

Plant Interaction with Methylotrophic Communities – Manish Kumar, Plant-Microbe Interactions in Agro-Ecological Perspectives

Toward an Integrated Resource Management: Harnessing Trichoderma for Sustainable Intensification in Agriculture – Sumita Pal, Plant-Microbe Interactions in Agro-Ecological Perspectives,

Harnessing the Plant Microbiome: A Key Towards Sustainable Agriculture – Sanjana Kaul, Plant-Microbe Interactions in Agro-Ecological Perspectives

Rhizoremediation of Environmental Contaminants Using Microbial Communities – Ashish A. Prabhu, Plant-Microbe Interactions in Agro-Ecological Perspectives

Role of Plant Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria for Improving Crop Productivity in Sustainable Agriculture – Abhijeet S. Kashyap, Plant-Microbe Interactions in Agro-Ecological Perspectives

Molecular evidence strongly supports deadwood-inhabiting fungi exhibiting unexpected tree species preferences in temperate forests – Witoon Purahong, ISME

Animal microbiome

Rare symbionts may contribute to the resilience of coral–algal assemblages – Maren Ziegler, ISME

Excess labile carbon promotes the expression of virulence factors in coral reef bacterioplankton – Anny Cárdenas, ISME

Evidence for a primate origin of zoonotic Helicobacter suis colonizing domesticated pigs – Bram Flahou, ISME

Water and extremophile microbiome

Single cell genomics of uncultured marine alveolates shows paraphyly of basal dinoflagellates – Jürgen F H Strassert, ISME

Aquatic urban ecology at the scale of a capital: community structure and interactions in street gutters – Vincent Hervé, ISME

Ecological and genomic profiling of anaerobic methane-oxidizing archaea in a deep granitic environment – Kohei Ino, ISME

Food microbiome

Evaluation of the use of malic acid decarboxylase-deficient starter culture in NaCl-free cucumber fermentations to reduce bloater incidence – Y. Zhai, Journal of Applied Microbiology

Effect of phenolic compounds on the growth of selected probiotic and pathogenic bacteria – R. Pacheco-Ordaz, Letters in Applied Microbiology

Recent advances in the microencapsulation of omega-3 oil and probiotic bacteria through complex coacervation: A review – Divya Eratte, Trends in Food Science & Technology

Q fever and prevalence of Coxiella burnetii in milk – Andreana Pexara, Trends in Food Science & Technology

Microbes and art

Bioessays Cover Art

 

December 21, 2017

Today’s digest features an original research article showing administration of Bifidobacterium may ameliorate toxicity of a a checkpoint blockade antibody in mice and a review on the concept of enterotypes in the human gut microbiome.

Events and jobs

Explorations in Data Analyses for Metagenomic Advances in Microbial Ecology (EDAMAME) workshop at Kellogg Biological Station 24-30 June 2018.

Human respiratory microbiome

Disordered oropharyngeal microbial communities in H7N9 patients with or without secondary bacterial lung infection – Emerging microbes & infections – Hai-feng Lu

Human gut microbiome

Review: Gut microbiota in 2017: Contribution of gut microbiota–host cooperation to drug efficacy – Nathalie M. Delzenne – Nature reviews gastroenterology & hepatology

Editorial : Are diets the answers to colon ills? Food, irritable bowel syndrome and the microbiome – Quigley Eamonn M.M.

Exposure to environmental microbiota explains persistent abdominal pain and irritable bowel syndrome after a major flood – NurFadhilah Yusof – Gut Pathogens

*Perspective : Enterotypes in the landscape of gut microbial community composition – Paul I. Costea – Nature Microbiology

Animal experiments

Evaluation of Probiotic Lactobacillus fermentum CCM 7421 Administration with Alginite in Dogs – Viola Strompfová – Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins

Bifidobacterium can mitigate intestinal immunopathology in the context of CTLA-4 blockade – Feng Wang – PNAS

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Biogeography and ecological diversity patterns of rare and abundant bacteria in oil-contaminated soils – Shuo Jiao – Molecular ecology

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Bacterial Diversity and Biogeochemistry of Two Marine Shallow-Water Hydrothermal Systems off Dominica (Lesser Antilles) – Petra Pop Ristova – Frontiers in Microbiology

Temporal Dynamics of the Microbial Community Composition with a Focus on Toxic Cyanobacteria and Toxin Presence during Harmful Algal Blooms in Two South German Lakes – Pia I. Scherer – Frontiers in Microbiology

Probiotics / prebiotics

Galactooligosaccharide supplementation provides protection against Citrobacter rodentium-induced colitis without limiting pathogen burden – Hatem Kittana – Microbiology

Bifidobacteria and Their Molecular Communication with the Immune System – Lorena Ruiz – Frontiers in Microbiology

Phages and viruses

Toward Understanding Phage:Host Interactions in the Rumen; Complete Genome Sequences of Lytic Phages Infecting Rumen Bacteria – Rosalind A. Gilbert – Frontiers in Microbiology

Resolution of habitat-associated ecogenomic signatures in bacteriophage genomes and application to microbial source tracking – Lesley A. Ogilvie – The ISME Journal

Pre-print: Temperate phages as self-replicating weapons in bacterial competition – Xiang-Yi Li – bioRxiv

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Microbes in the news

Researchers Create Bacteria-Killing Steel Nanospikes

Are phages our best bet against antibiotic-resistant bacteria?

Bacteria Art

Science and Art Join Forces to Challenge our Anthropocentric Worldviews

Loyola Biology Professor Will Display Art At ARC Gallery

Anitha’s non-microbiology picks

Scientists discover entirely new material that cannot be explained by classical physics

Smothered jet may explain weird light from neutron star crash

Study of beetle flagellum offers possible way to improve medical devices

December 14, 2017

Two interesting articles on pregnancy and early life: the placentobiome, and the cervical microbiome, as well as articles on the circadian rhythms of the saliva microbiome, the microbiome of exposed rock,  and new techniques to sequence single bacterial and archaeal cells.

Events and jobs

Postdoctoral Research Scientist – Genomics and Metagenomics – Quadram Institute Bioscience – Norwich UK

Assistant Professor, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology or Microbiology – Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

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Pregnancy and early life

*Mother-to-newborn transmission of mycobacterial L-forms and Vδ2 T-cell response in placentobiome of BCG-vaccinated pregnant women – T. Dimova – Scientific Reports*

*Analysis of the cervical microbiome and potential biomarkers from postpartum HIV-positive women displaying cervical intraepithelial lesions – Gislaine Curty – Scientific Reports

Multi-site human microbiome

Microbiome in PTEN hamartoma tumor syndrome – Victoria Byrd – Society for Endrocrinology

Human respiratory microbiome

The Alteration of Nasopharyngeal and Oropharyngeal Microbiota in Children with MPP and Non-MPP – Zhiwei Lu – Genes

Human skin microbiome

Review: Staphylococcus aureus and Atopic Dermatitis: A Complex and Evolving Relationship – Joan A. Geoghegan – Trends in Microbiology

Human oral microbiome

*Timing of food intake impacts daily rhythms of human salivary microbiota: a randomized, crossover study – María Carmen Collado – The FASEB Journal

Human vaginal microbiome

Influence of Orally Administered Probiotic Lactobacillus Strains on Vaginal Microbiota in Women with Breast Cancer during Chemotherapy: A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Double-Blinded Pilot Study – J Marschalek – Breast Care

Human gut microbiome

A Metagenomic and in Silico Functional Prediction of Gut Microbiota Profiles May Concur in Discovering New Cystic Fibrosis Patient-Targeted Probiotics – Pamela Vernocchi – Nutrients

Entamoeba Species in South Africa: Correlations With the Host Microbiome, Parasite Burdens, and First Description of Entamoeba bangladeshi Outside of Asia – Renay Ngobeni – Journal of Infectious Diseases

Mutual interaction of phenolic compounds and microbiota: Metabolism of complex phenolic apigenin C- and kaempferol O-derivatives by human fecal samples – Maren Vollmer – Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Estimation of the bioaccessibility and bioavailability of Fe, Mn, Cu, and Zn in Chinese vegetables using the in vitro digestion/Caco-2 cell model: the influence of gut microbiota – Xiaolin Cai – Food and Function

Food-Associated Lactobacillus plantarum and Yeasts Inhibit the Genotoxic Effect of 4-Nitroquinoline-1-Oxide – Roberta Prete – Frontiers in Microbiology

Butyrate suppresses motility of colorectal cancer cells via deactivating Akt/ERK signaling in histone deacetylase dependent manner – Qingran Li – Journal of Pharmacological Sciences

Review: Exercise has the guts: How physical activity may positively modulate gut microbiota in chronic and immune-based diseases – Roberto Codella – Digestive and Liver Disease

Review: Alzheimer’s disease and gut microbiota modifications: The long way between preclinical studies and clinical evidence – Cesare Mancuso – Pharmacological Research

Adjuvant Probiotics and the Intestinal Microbiome: Enhancing Vaccines and Immunotherapy Outcomes – Luis Vitetta – Vaccines

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Animal experiments

Fecal short-chain fatty acids at different time points after ceftriaxone administration in rats – Yu. V. Holota – The Ukrainian Biochemical Journal

1H NMR-Based Metabonomic Study of Functional Dyspepsia in Stressed Rats Treated with Chinese Medicine Weikangning – Yu Guo – Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

A Novel Prebiotic Blend Product Prevents Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Mice by Improving Gut Microbiota and Modulating Immune Response – Qian Chen – Nutrients

Animal microbiome

Diversification of Type VI Secretion System Toxins Reveals Ancient Antagonism among Bee Gut Microbes – Margaret I. Steele – mBio

Differential Microbial Diversity in Drosophila melanogaster: Are Fruit Flies Potential Vectors of Opportunistic Pathogens? – Luis A. Ramírez-Camejo – International Journal of Microbiology

Archaeal community structure and underlying ecological processes in swine manure slurry – Priyanka Kumari – bioRxiv

Genetic adaptation of microbial populations present in high-intensity catfish production systems with therapeutic oxytetracycline treatment – Qifan Zeng – Scientific Reports

Altered Gut Microbiota Profiles in Sows and Neonatal Piglets Associated with Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus Infection – Deping Song – Scientific Reports

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

*Tales from the tomb: the microbial ecology of exposed rock surfaces
Authors – Tess E Brewer – Environmental Microbiology

Long-term nitrogen addition affects the phylogenetic turnover of soil microbial community responding to moisture pulse – Chi Liu – Scientific Reports

Impact of Glyphosate on the Rhizosphere Microbial Communities of An EPSPS-Transgenic Soybean Line ZUTS31 by Metagenome Sequencing – Gui-Hua Lu – Current Genomics

Microbial communities in natural rubber coagula during maturation: impacts on technological properties of dry natural rubber – Mélanie Salomez – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Manure and mineral fertilization change enzyme activity and bacterial community in millet rhizosphere soils – Lixia Xu – World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Resistome

Drivers of dissolved organic carbon export in a subarctic catchment: Importance of microbial decomposition, sorption-desorption, peatland and lateral flow – Itziar Lekunberri – Environmental Pollution

Food microbiology

Conference Proceedings: The microbial community and free amino acid composition in salted and fermented squid products – Daisuke Ouchi- The JSFS 85th Anniversary-Commemorative International Symposium

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Waste and Pollution

Anaerobic Baffled Reactor in Treatment of Natural Rubber Processing Wastewater: Reactor Performance and Analysis of Microbial Community – Phuong Thao Tran – Journal of Water and Environment Technology

Microbial Community Structure and Enumeration of Bacillus species in Activated Sludge – Masashi Hatamoto – Journal of Water and Environment Technology

Techniques

Sampling, Extraction, and High-Throughput Sequencing Methods for Environmental Microbial and Viral Communities – Pedro J. Torres – In: Next Generation Sequencing. Methods in Molecular Biology, vol 1712. Humana Press

*Sequencing of Genomes from Environmental Single Cells – Robert Bowers – In: Methods in Molecular Biology, vol 1712. Humana Press

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Microbes in the news

Why Probiotic Skin Care Is (Actually) Worth It, According to Experts – Lauren Valenti – – Vogue

Celebrating a decade of interdisciplinary microbiology – Raleigh McElvery – MIT News

Plant pathologists discover unusual evolutionary transition in common bacteria – Chris Branam – Phys.org

Efforts of bacteria to defend against predators is so great that few resources left for offspring – Science Daily

Specially designed protein fights several species of bacteria – EurekaAlert

Reprogramming bacteria instead of killing them could be the answer to antibiotic resistance – Yu-Hsuan Tsai – Phys.org

Bacteria and Art

Shout Out: Hunter Cole, biology lecturer and artist – Genevieve Bookwalter- Chicago Tribune

Kathy High with Sadie R. Starnes, Gut Love: You are my future – Esther Klein – The Brooklyn Rail