April 22, 2017

General microbiome

The Microbiome – The Biochemist (full issue)

Human vaginal microbiome

*Review: What fertility specialists should know about the vaginal microbiome: a review – Juan Antonio García-Velascoa – Reproductive BioMedicine Online

Animal experiments

Microbiota-Induced Antibodies Are Essential for Host Inflammatory Responsiveness to Sterile and Infectious Stimuli – Daniel Cisalpino – Journal of Immunology

Host-Microbe Co-metabolism Dictates Cancer Drug Efficacy in C. elegans – Timothy A. Scott – Cell

Bacterial Metabolism Affects the C. elegans Response to Cancer Chemotherapeutics – Aurian P. García-González – Cell

Examining the role of the microbiome in the effectiveness of colorectal cancer treatment – Jim Fessenden – UMass Medical School Communications

Neonatal acquisition of Clostridia species protects against colonization by bacterial pathogens – Yun-Gi Kim – Science

Infant mice lack microbes that help fight intestinal infection – EurekAlert!

Effects of different oligosaccharides at various dosages on the composition of gut microbiota and short-chain fatty acids in mice with constipation – Linlin Wang –  Food & Function

Short Term High Fat Diet Induces Obesity-Enhancing Changes in Mouse Gut Microbiota That are Partially Reversed by Cessation of the High Fat Diet – Yue Shang – Lipids

Animal microbiome

Resilience of the prokaryotic microbial community of Acropora digitifera to elevated temperature – Andrian P. Gajigan – Microbiology Open

Characterization of the gut microbiota in the golden takin (Budorcas taxicolor bedfordi) – Jun Chen – AMB Express

*Opinion: Mammary microbiota of dairy ruminants: fact or fiction? – Pascal Rainard – Veterinary Research

Determination of the microbial community features of Haemaphysalis flava in different developmental stages by high-throughput sequencing – Deyong Duan – Journal of Basic Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

A signature of tree health? Shifts in the microbiome and the ecological drivers of horse chestnut bleeding canker disease – Britt Koskella – New Phytologist

Soil aggregates as massively concurrent evolutionary incubators – Matthias C Rillig – ISME

Responses of soil nitrous oxide production and abundances and composition of associated microbial communities to nitrogen and water amendment – Qing Wang – Biology and Fertility of Soils

*Editorial: Signalling in the phytomicrobiome: Understanding and harnessing the plant holobiont – Donald L. Smith – Frontiers in Plant Science

Warming enhances old organic carbon decomposition through altering functional microbial communities – Lei Cheng – ISME

Effects of Short-Term Warming and Altered Precipitation on Soil Microbial Communities in Alpine Grassland of the Tibetan Plateau – Kaoping Zhang – Frontiers in Microbiology

Long-term straw returning affects Nitrospira-like nitrite oxidizing bacterial community in a rapeseed-rice rotation soil – Xuesong Luo – Journal of Basic Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Attenuation and modification of the ballast water microbial community during voyages into the Canadian Arctic – Mattias L. Johansson – Diversity and Distributions

Prokaryote species richness is positively correlated with eukaryote abundance in wastewater treatment biofilms – Inga Leena Angell – Letters in Applied Microbiology

*Review: The life sulfuric: Microbial ecology of sulfur cycling in marine sediments – Kenneth Wasmund – Environmental Microbiology Reports

Microbial community function in the bleaching disease of the marine macroalgae Delisea pulchra – Enrique Zozaya-Valdés – Environmental Microbiology

Poorly known microbial taxa dominate the microbiome of permafrost thaw ponds – Christian Wurzbacher – ISME

Built environment

Diversity changes of microbial communities into hospital surface environments – Rika Yano – Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy

Bioinformatics

A Robust Symmetric Nonnegative Matrix Factorization Framework for Clustering Multiple Heterogeneous Microbiome Data – Yuanyuan Ma – Preprints

Assessing the Impact of Assemblers on Virus Detection in a De Novo Metagenomic Analysis Pipeline – Daniel J. White – Journal of Computational Biology

Techniques

Engineered Regulatory Systems Modulate Gene Expression of Human Commensals in the Gut – Bentley Lim – Cell

‘Genetic scalpel’ can manipulate the microbiome, Yale study shows – Bill Hathaway – Yale News

What is broad-range 16S rDNA PCR? – Amani Patel – Microbiology and Infectious Disease

Microbes in the news

Microbiome: The Body’s Great Conductor –  Conan Milner – Epoch Times

Our Gut Microbes Have Circadian Rhythms, Too — And They Might Own Us – Jesslyn Shields – HowStuffWorks

The Bacteria That Can Help Find Land Mines – Daniel Akst – The Wall Street Journal

Science, publishing, and career

Grant Addresses Computational Challenges in Microbiome Research – Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Science

April 19, 2017

Exciting papers with locoregional effects of microbiota in a mouse model of colon carcinogenesis, maternal high fat diet detrimentally alterring epigenetic and gut microbiome pathways leading to fatty liver disease in mice.

Events and jobs

ASM Microbe 2017 : New Orleans

QC Microbiology Product Testing Associate – Experis : Irvine, CA
General microbiome

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

Cohort Profile: African Collaborative Center for Microbiome and Genomics Research’s (ACCME) Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Cervical Cancer Study – Sally N. Adebamowo – International Journal of Epidemiology

Review: Cultured microbes represent a substantial fraction of the human and mouse gut microbiota – Ilias Lagkouvardos – Gut Microbes

Human skin microbiome

A distinct cutaneous microbiota pofile in autoimmune bullous disease patients – Mor Miodovnika – Experimental Dermatology

Human gut microbiome

Review : A psychology of the human brain–gut–microbiome axis – Andrew P. Allen – Social and Personality Psychology Compass

Multivariate modelling of faecal bacterial profiles of patients with IBS predicts responsiveness to a diet low in FODMAPs – Sean M P Bennet – Gut

Animal microbiome

Temporal changes in cutaneous bacterial communities of terrestrial- and aquatic- phase newts (Amphibia) – Joana Sabino-Pinto – Environmental Microbiology

The low diverse gastric microbiome of the jellyfish Cotylorhiza tuberculata is dominated by four novel taxa – Tomeu Viver – Environmental Microbiology

Studying the effect of administration route and treatment dose on the selection of enrofloxacin resistance in commensal Escherichia coli in broilers – Ilias Chantziaras -Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

The skin microbiome of the Common thresher shark (Alopias vulpinus) has low taxonomic and potential metabolic β-diversity – Michael P. Doane – Environmental Microbiology Reports

Animal experiments

Intestinal, extra-intestinal and systemic sequelae of Toxoplasma gondii induced acute ileitis in mice harboring a human gut microbiota – Eliane von Klitzing – PLOS ONE

Effects of the inclusion of a Bacillus direct-fed microbial on performance parameters, bone quality, recovered gut microflora, and intestinal morphology in broilers consuming a grower diet containing corn distillers dried grains with solubles – J. D. Latorre – Poultry Science

Effect of high-fat diet and growth stage on the diversity and composition of intestinal microbiota in healthy bovine livestock – Shengyin Jiao – Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture

*Locoregional effects of microbiota in a preclinical model of colon carcinogenesis – Sarah Tomkovich – Cancer Research

Selection of Cholesterol-Lowering Lactic Acid Bacteria and its Effects on Rats Fed with High-Cholesterol Diet – Yufang Liu – Current Microbiology

*Enhanced offspring predisposition to steatohepatitis with maternal high-fat diet is associated with epigenetic and microbiome alterations – Umesh D. Wankhade – PLOS ONE

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Archaea and bacteria mediate the effects of native species root loss on fungi during plant invasion – Steven D Mamet- The ISME Journal

An acid-tolerant ammonia-oxidizing γ-proteobacterium from soil – Masahito Hayatsu – The ISME Journal

Investigation of Arsenotrophic Microbiome in Arsenic-Affected Bangladesh Groundwater – Munawar Sultana – Groundwater

Unexpected associated microalgal diversity in the lichen Ramalina farinacea is uncovered by pyrosequencing analyses – Patricia Moya – Plos ONE

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

The ‘known’ genetic potential for microbial communities to degrade organic phosphorus is reduced in low-pH soils – Ian D. E. A. Lidbury – Microbiology Open

Shifting microbial communities sustain multiyear iron reduction and methanogenesis in ferruginous sediment incubations – M. S. Bray – Gebiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Discovery of anaerobic lithoheterotrophic haloarchaea, ubiquitous in hypersaline habitats – Dimitry Y Sorokin – The ISME Journal

Cultivation and characterization of Candidatus Nitrosocosmicus exaquare, an ammonia-oxidizing archaeon from a municipal wastewater treatment system – Laura A Sauder – The ISME Journal

Minireview: Microbial ecology of mountain glacier ecosystems: Biodiversity, ecological connections, and implications of a warming climate – Scott Hotaling – Environmental Microbiology

Probiotics / prebiotics
Colonic gas homeostasis: Mechanisms of adaptation following HOST-G904 galactooligosaccharide use in humans – M. Mego – Neurogastroenterology and Motility

Techniques

Stochastically reduced communities—Microfluidic compartments as model and investigation tool for soil microorganism growth in structured spaces – Jialan Cao – Engineering in Life Sciences

Protocol : Metagenomics and CAZyme Discovery – Benoit J. Kunath – Protein-Carbohydrate Interactions : Methods in Molecular Biology

The resident microflora of voided midstream urine of healthy controls: standard versus expanded urine culture protocols – L. Coorevits – European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases

Microbes in the news

Study finds amoeba ‘grazing,’ killing bacteria usually protected by film

How Bacteria-Laden Beetle Poop Is Killing American Squash and Melons

Glowing bacteria detect buried landmines

Science, publishing, and career

Saturday, Science Advocates Prepare for a Long March

Anitha’s non-microbiology picks

Research unlocks molecular key to animal evolution and disease

Cumulative culture can emerge from collective intelligence in animal groups – Takao Sasaki – Nature Communications

April 13, 2017

Profiles of ulcerative colitis patients’ microbiota after fecal microbiota transplantation, a bioinformatics software package for rarefaction analysis, an artist who uses sweat and bacteria to create scents and sculptures.

General microbiome

Review: Microbial metabolites in nutrition, healthcare and agriculture – Rajendra Singh – 3 Biotech

Review: Modified Mediterranean Diet for Enrichment of Short Chain Fatty Acids: Potential Adjunctive Therapeutic to Target Immune and Metabolic Dysfunction in Schizophrenia? – Jamie Joseph – Frontiers in Neuroscience

Human respiratory microbiome

The Nasopharyngeal Microbiota of Children with Respiratory Infections in Botswana – Matthew S Kelly – Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal

Human gut microbiome

* Microbial shifts and signatures of long-term remission in ulcerative colitis after faecal microbiota transplantation – Susana Fuentes – ISME Journal

Intestinal microbiome in children with severe and complicated acute viral gastroenteritis – Shih-Yen Chen – Scientific Reports

Unusual active site location and catalytic apparatus in a glycoside hydrolase family – Jose Munoz-Munoz – PNAS

Animal experiments

Enterococcus faecalis bacteriocin EntV inhibits hyphal morphogenesis, biofilm formation, and virulence of Candida albicans – Carrie E Graham – PNAS

The therapeutic protection of a living and dead Lactobacillus strain against aluminum-induced brain and liver injuries in C57BL/6 mice – Fengwei Tian & Leilei Yu – PLOS One

Microscale spatial analysis provides evidence for adhesive monopolization of dietary nutrients by specific intestinal bacteria – Yusuke Nagara – PLOS One

Review: Caspase recruitment domain 9, microbiota, and tryptophan metabolism: dangerous liaisons in inflammatory bowel diseases – Bruno Lamas – Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care

Individual variation of natural D. melanogaster associated bacterial communities – Yun Wang – bioRxiv

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

A new polyketide glycoside from the rhizospheric Clonostachys rogersoniana associated with Panax notoginseng – Tian-Peng Yin – Journal of Asian Natural Products Research

Bacterial carbon use plasticity, phylogenetic diversity and the priming of soil organic matter – Ember M Morrissey – ISME Journal

Population and function analysis of cultivable bacteria associated with spores of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus Gigaspora margarita – Liangkun Long – 3 Biotech

Water and extremophile microbiome

Exploring the ecological coherence between the spatial and temporal patterns of bacterioplankton in boreal lakes – Juan P. Niño García – Frontiers in Microbiology

Genomic comparisons of a bacterial lineage that inhabits both marine and terrestrial deep subsurface systems – Sean P Jungbluth – PeerJ

Bacterial community composition and dynamics spanning five years in freshwater bog lakes – Alexandra M Linz – bioRxiv

Occurrence of high-diversity metazoan- to microbial-dominated bioconstructions in a shallow Kimmeridgian carbonate ramp (Jabaloyas, Spain) – G San Miguel – Facies

Expression patterns of elemental cycling genes in the Amazon River Plume – Brandon M Satinsky – ISME Journal

Built environment

Comparison of microbial community shifts in two parallel multi-step drinking water treatment processes – Jiajiong Xu – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Probiotics/prebiotics

Engineered probiotic Escherichia coli can eliminate and prevent Pseudomonas aeruginosa gut infection in animal models – In Young Hwang – Nature Communications

Review: Unraveling the Differences between Gram-Positive and Gram-Negative Probiotics in Modulating Protective Immunity to Enteric Infections – Sukumar Kandasamy – Frontiers in Immunology

Bioinformatics

* RTK: efficient rarefaction analysis of large datasets – Paul Saary – Bioinformatics

A geographically-diverse collection of 418 human gut microbiome pathway genome databases – Aria S Hahn – Scientific Data

Metabolomics

Indolepropionic acid and novel lipid metabolites are associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes in the Finnish Diabetes Prevention Study – Vanessa D de Mello – Scientific Reports

More microbes

Influences of dissolved oxygen concentration on biocathodic microbial communities in microbial fuel cells – Laura Rago – Bioelectrochemistry

Microbes in the news

Waste-munching bacteria could make nuclear stores safer – Sam Wong – New Scientist

‘Young poo’ makes aged fish live longer – Ewen Callaway – Nature

Microbiology: Gut microbes augment neurodegeneration – Daniel Erny – Nature

* This Artist Turns Sweat and Bacteria Into Art – Annie Tittiger – Wired

Science, publishing, and career

Why do scientists fabricate and falsify data? A matched-control analysis of papers containing problematic image duplications – Daniele Fanelli – bioRxiv

Amy’s non-microbiology picks

Human knockouts and phenotypic analysis in a cohort with a high rate of consanguinity – Danish Saleheen – Nature

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 30, 2017

Midgut microbiome of a vector for leishmaniasis, reviews on the human oral microbiome, using microfluidics to visualize live root-bacteria interactions, new open-access publishing project from the Gates Foundation.

General microbiome

Lotka-Volterra pairwise modeling fails to capture diverse pairwise microbial interactions – Babak Moment – eLIFE

Human oral microbiome

Review: Oral Microbiome and Nitric Oxide: the Missing Link in the Management of Blood Pressure – Nathan S. Bryan – Current Hypertension Reports

Review: Microbiota, Immune Subversion, and Chronic Inflammation – Carolyn D Kramer – Frontiers in Microbiology

Human gut microbiome

Highlight: Shaping the gut microbiome from the pancreas – Wei Wong – Science Signaling

Review: Mechanisms and consequences of intestinal dysbiosis – G. Adrienne Weiss – Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences

Animal experiments

Metaproteogenomics Reveals Taxonomic and Functional Changes between Cecal and Fecal Microbiota in Mouse – Alessandro Tanca – Frontiers in Microbiology

Helminth-induced alterations of the gut microbiota exacerbate bacterial colitis – C Su – Mucosal Immunology

Sex-related alterations of gut microbiota composition in the BTBR mouse model of autism spectrum disorder – Lorena Coretti – Scientific Reports

Milk Fat Globule Membrane Supplementation in Formula Modulates the Neonatal Gut Microbiome and Normalizes Intestinal Development – Ganive Bhinder – Scientific Reports

Gut metagenomic analysis reveals prominent roles of Lactobacillus and cecal microbiota in chicken feed efficiency – Wei Yan – Scientific Reports

Animal microbiome

An integrated overview of the midgut bacterial flora composition of Phlebotomus perniciosus, a vector of zoonotic visceral leishmaniasis in the Western Mediterranean Basin – Wael Fraihi – PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Live imaging of root–bacteria interactions in a microfluidics setup – Hassan Massalha – PNAS

Mechanisms of nitrogen deposition effects on temperate forest lichens and trees – Therese S. Carter – Ecosphere

Research priorities for harnessing plant microbiomes in sustainable agriculture – Posy E Busby – PLOS Biology

Fe plaque-related aquatic uranium retention via rhizofiltration along a redox-state gradient in a natural Phragmites australis Trin ex Steud. wetland – Weqing Wang – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Functional and phylogenetic diversity of cultivable rhizobacterial endophytes of sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] – Venkadasamy Govindasamy – Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Enhanced growth of halophyte plants in biochar-amended coastal soil: roles of nutrient availability and rhizosphere microbial modulation – Hao Zheng – Plant, Cell & Environment

Water and extremophile microbiome

Metagenomic Analysis of a Complex Community Present in Pond Sediment – Vivek Negi – Journal of Genomics

Probiotics/prebiotics

The preliminary study of prebiotic potential of Polish wild mushroom polysaccharides: the stimulation effect on Lactobacillus strains growth – Renata Nowak – European Journal of Nutrition

Probiotics may delay the progression of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease by restoring the gut microbiota structure and improving intestinal endotoxemia – Li Xue – Scientific Reports

Bioinformatics

MIPE: A metagenome-based community structure explorer and SSU primer evaluation tool – Bin Zou – PLOS One

Metabolomics

Gas chromatography/mass spectrometry metabolomics of urine and serum from nonhuman primates exposed to ionizing radiation: Impacts on the tricarboxylic acid cycle and protein metabolism – Evan L Pannkuk – Journal of Proteome Research

Techniques

Review: Pretreatment methods of lignocellulosic biomass for anaerobic digestion – Farrukh Raza Amin – AMB Express

Comparison of Standard Culture-Based Method to Culture-Independent Method for Evaluation of Hygiene Effects on the Hand Microbiome – C Zapka – mBio

More microbes

Depleting Mycobacterium tuberculosis of the transcription termination factor Rho causes pervasive transcription and rapid death – Laure Botella – Nature Communications

A Pseudomonas T6SS effector recruits PQS-containing outer membrane vesicles for iron acquisition – Jinshui Lin – Nature Communications

Indole-Induced Activities of β-Lactamase and Efflux Pump Confer Ampicillin Resistance in Pseudomonas putida KT2440 – Jisun Kim – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbes in the news

Microbiome: Puppy power – Sujata Gupta – Nature (Outlook section)

Biological underpinnings of chronic fatigue syndrome begin to emerge – Amy Maxmen – Nature (News section)

Bacteria from sewage are infecting coral reefs – Elena Motivans – ZME Science

Key research priorities for agricultural microbiomes identified – Phys Org

Viral Bacterial Parasites Called Phages Drive Co-Evolution of Gut Microbiome – MedicalResearch.com

MSU, Shedd Aquarium partnering to create healthier aquatic homes – EurekAlert

Painting with bacteria is a thing and BUGSS will show you how – Stephen Babcock – Technical.ly Baltimore

Microbes on the market

Marrone Bio Innovations and Evogene Advance Novel Bacteria and Related Proteins Beyond Discovery into Insecticidal Product Development Phase – GlobeNewswire – Yahoo!Finance

Science, publishing, and career

Gates Foundation announces open-access publishing venture – Declan Butler – Nature (News section)

The readability of scientific texts is decreasing over time – Pontus Plavén-Sigray – bioRxiv

Amy’s non-microbiology picks

Iron minerals within specific microfossil morphospecies of the 1.88 Ga Gunflint Formation – Kevin Lepot – Nature Communications

March 29, 2017

Today’s digest is chock-full of human gut studies related to disease, soil/plant and water/environmental studies, quite a lot of research on animal microbiomes and symbiotic microbes, as well as some discussion of techniques to improve various metagenomic applications.

Events and jobs

Scientist – Microbiology Development – BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company)

Microbiology Technical Manager – UKAS – W.Midlands

Multi-site human microbiome

Integration of microbiome and epigenome to decipher the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases – Beidi Chen – Journal of Autoimmunity

Human respiratory microbiome

Integrating the microbiota of the respiratory tract with the unified airway model – Alissa S. Hanshew – Respiratory Medicine

The role of acute and chronic respiratory colonization and infections in the pathogenesis of COPD – Janice M. Leung – Respirology

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

* The blood DNA virome in 8,000 humans – Ahmed Moustafa – PLOS Pathogens

Human gut microbiome

Role of External and Environmental Factors in Drug Resistance Emergence: Gut Microbiota – Daniel Ryan – Drug Resistance in Bacteria, Fungi, Malaria, and Cancer

* Changes in intestinal microbiota composition and metabolism coincide with increased intestinal permeability in young adults under prolonged physiologic stress – J. Philip Karl – American Journal of Physiology-Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology

Robust Microbiota-Based Diagnostics for Inflammatory Bowel Disease – A. Eck – Journal of Clinical Microbiology

Tackling the Antibiotic Resistance: The “Gut” Feeling – Richa Misra – Drug Resistance in Bacteria, Fungi, Malaria, and Cancer

Book Chapter – Human Gut Microbiota and Obesity During Development – Tomás Cerdó – Adiposity – Omics and Molecular Understanding

Fecal microbiota transplantation – methods of treatment of recurrent Clostridium difficile infections and other diseases – Juszczuk K – Postepy Hig Med Dosw (Online)

Gut Colonization by Methanogenic Archaea Is Associated with Organic Dairy Consumption in Children – van de Pol JA – Frontiers in Microbiology

Gut Microbiome in Chronic Kidney Disease – R. G. Armani – Current Hypertension Reports

Sex-dependent effects on gut microbiota regulate hepatic carcinogenic outcomes – Guoxiang Xie – Scientific Reports

Gut microbiome analysis of type 2 diabetic patients from the Chinese minority ethnic groups the Uygurs and Kazaks – Ye Wang – PLOS ONE

Animal experiments 

Stressor exposure has prolonged effects on colonic microbial community structure in Citrobacter rodentium-challenged mice – Jeffrey D. Galley – Scientific Reports

Engineered Resistant-Starch (ERS) Diet Shapes Colon Microbiota Profile in Parallel with the Retardation of Tumor Growth in In Vitro and In Vivo Pancreatic Cancer Models – Concetta Panebianco – Nutrients

Alcohol-related changes in the intestinal microbiome influence neutrophil infiltration, inflammation and steatosis in early alcoholic hepatitis in mice – Patrick P. Lowe  – PLOS ONE

Altered gut microbiome in a mouse model of Gulf War Illness causes neuroinflammation and intestinal injury via leaky gut and TLR4 activation – Firas Alhasson – PLOS ONE

Olive oil bioactives protect pigs against experimentally-induced chronic inflammation independently of alterations in gut microbiota – Martin Liehr – PLOS ONE

Animal microbiome

Mosquito Microbiome Dynamics, a Background for Prevalence and Seasonality of West Nile Virus – Eva Novakova – Frontiers in Microbiology

The nasopharyngeal microbiota of beef cattle before and after transport to a feedlot – Devin B. Holman – BMC Microbiology

Fungal diversity and community structure in gut, mound and surrounding soil of fungus-cultivating termites – Huxley Mae Makonde – African Journal of Microbiology Research

Integrated metabolism in sponge–microbe symbiosis revealed by genome-centered metatranscriptomics – Lucas Moitinho-Silva – The ISME Journal (Microbial Ecology)

Inferring Microbial Interactions in the Gut of the Hong Kong Whipping Frog (Polypedates megacephalus) and a Validation Using Probiotics – Francis C. Weng – Frontiers in Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Mineral Ecology: Surface Specific Colonization and Geochemical Drivers of Biofilm Accumulation, Composition, and Phylogeny – Aaron A. Jones – Frontiers in Microbiology

Defining the core citrus leaf- and root-associated microbiota: Factors associated with community structure and implications for managing Huanglongbing (Citrus greening) disease – Ryan A. Blaustein – American Society for Microbiology

The preservation of microbial DNA in archived soils of various genetic types – Ekaterina A. Ivanova – PLOS ONE

Unknown risks to soil biodiversity from commercial fungal inoculants – Miranda M. Hart – Nature Ecology and Evolution

Genetic and functional diversity of ubiquitous DNA viruses in selected Chinese agricultural soils – Li-Li Han – Scientific Reports

Relationship of microbial communities and suppressiveness of Trichoderma fortified composts for pepper seedlings infected by Phytophthora nicotianae – Margarita Ros – PLOS ONE

Metagenomic analyses of bacterial endophytes associated with the phyllosphere of a Bt maize cultivar and its isogenic parental line from South Africa – Ramadimetja A – World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Water and extremophile microbiome

* Characterization of culturable bacteria isolated from hot springs for plant growth promoting traits and effect on tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) seedling – Kinjal Samir Patel – Comptes Rendus Biologies

* Microbial indicators as a diagnostic tool for assessing water quality and climate stress in coral reef ecosystems – Bettina Glasl – Marine Biology

Pre-print – Response Of Microbial Community Function To Fluctuating Geochemical Conditions Within A Legacy Radioactive Waste Trench Environment – Xabier Vázquez-Campos – bioRxiv

* Patterns of variation in diversity of the Mississippi river microbiome over 1,300 kilometers – Jason T. Payne – PLOS ONE

Food microbiology

Monitoring of the bacterial communities of bamboo shoots (Dendrocalamus latiflorus) during pickling process – Xuejuan Xia – International Journal of Food Science + Technology

Bioinformatics

Preprint – MIMIX: a Bayesian Mixed-Effects Model for Microbiome Data from Designed Experiments – Neal S. Grantham – arXiv

Techniques

Integrated Methodology to Characterize Microbial Populations and Functions across Small Spatial Scales in an Oil Production Facility – Christopher R. Marks – Routledge

Next-Generation Sequencing Combined with Specific PCR Assays To Determine the Bacterial 16S rRNA Gene Profiles of Middle Ear Fluid Collected from Children with Acute Otitis Media – Saara Sillanpää – American Society for Microbiology Journals

Random sampling causes the low reproducibility of rare eukaryotic OTUs in Illumina COI metabarcoding – Matthieu Leray – PeerJ

Novel 16S rDNA primers revealed the diversity and habitats-related community structure of sphingomonads in 10 different niches – Yili Huang – Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Assessment of REPLI-g Multiple Displacement Whole Genome Amplification (WGA) Techniques for Metagenomic Applications – Ahsanuddin S – Journal of Biomolecular Techniques

Improvement of identification methods for honeybee specific Lactic Acid Bacteria; future approaches – Sepideh Lamei – PLOS ONE

Microbes in the news 

Bacteria, deadwood and climate change—forest floor as carbon sink

Basic microbiology research study unexpectedly uncovers practical findings for growers

Bacteria That Cause Human Diseases Found in Orca Blowholes

Bacteria Hysteria

Keep Your Phone Bacteria Free with PhoneSoap

Science, publishing, and career 

Behar, Finberg and Luzuriaga elected fellows of American Academy of Microbiology

Ed’s non-microbiology picks 

Spinach Leaf Transformed Into Beating Human Heart Tissue

Low Socioeconomic Status Affects Life Expectancy More Than Obesity

Caesarean sections and for-profit status of hospitals: systematic review and meta-analysis – Ilir Hoxha – BMJ Open

Work organization and mental health problems in PhD students – Katia Levecque – Research Policy

Influence of Anthropogenic Climate Change on Planetary Wave Resonance and Extreme Weather Events – Michael E. Mann – Scientific Reports