October 16, 2019

Happy Wednesday! Today’s digest includes the human gut virome, microbiome recovery after antibiotics, and the fungi growing on museum skeletons. Enjoy!

Pregnancy and early life

The vaginal microbial communities of healthy expectant Brazilian mothers and its correlation with the newborn’s gut colonization – Dobbler – World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Human skin microbiome

In vitro Antimicrobial Activity of Acne Drugs Against Skin-Associated Bacteria – Blaskovich – Scientific Reports

Human gut microbiome

Review: The Human Gut Virome Is Highly Diverse, Stable, and Individual Specific – Shkoporov – Cell Host & Microbe

Review: Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Potential Result from the Collusion between Gut Microbiota and Mucosal Immune System – Yue – Microorganisms

Individualized recovery of gut microbial strains post antibiotics – Koo – npj Biofilms and Microbiomes

Animal experiments

Depletion of dietary aryl hydrocarbon receptor ligands alters microbiota composition and function – Brawner – Scientific Reports

Rat H1 parvovirus infection leads to alterations in gut microbiota – Xiang – Pathogens and Disease

Positive effect of an electrolyzed reduced water on gut permeability, fecal microbiota and liver in an animal model of Parkinson’s disease – Bordoni – PLoS One

The Sulfate-Reducing Microbial Communities and Meta-Analysis of Their Occurrence during Diseases of Small–Large Intestine Axis – Kushkevych – Journal of Clinical Medicine

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Spatial gradients in the characteristics of soil-carbon fractions are associated with abiotic features but not microbial communities – Sengupta – Biogeosciences

Water and extremophile microbiome

Diversity, Distribution, and Ecology of Fungi in the Seasonal Snow of Antarctica – Menezes – Microorganisms

Interaction and assembly processes of abundant and rare microbial communities during a diatom bloom process – Zhang – Environmental Microbiology

Built environment

Changes in the Bacterioplankton Community Structure from Southern Gulf of Mexico During a Simulated Crude Oil Spill at Mesocosm Scale – Valencia-Agami – Microorganisms

Increased loading leads to convergence of microbial communities and high methane yield in adapted anaerobic co-digesters – Wang – Water Research

Skeleton bones in museum indoor environments offer niches for fungi and are affected by weathering and deposition of secondary minerals – Pinzari – Environmental Microbiology

Bioinformatics

Species abundance information improves sequence taxonomy classification accuracy – Kaehler – Nature Communications

October 5, 2019

This weekend, read about how cooking food modifies the microbiome, how bacteria ‘strip off’ to evade antibiotics, and more. Check out an interesting pilot study looking at potential inclusion and exclusion criteria of donors for safe vaginal microbiota transplant. Enjoy!

Events

Bioinformatics for the Microbiome Symposium 2019, Stanford University, Monday October 28.
Some tickets are still available!

General microbiome

Mobile phones as fomites for potential pathogens in hospitals: microbiome analysis reveals hidden contaminants – Rebecca Simmonds – Journal of Hospital Infection

Review: Microbiomes as sources of emergent host phenotypes – J. B. Lynch and E. Y. Hsiao – Science

Vaginal microbiome

*Conceptual Design of a Universal Donor Screening Approach for Vaginal Microbiota Transplant – Kevin DeLong – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

Highly diverse anaerobe-predominant vaginal microbiota among HIV-infected pregnant women in Zambia – Joan T. Price – PlosOne

Urinary microbiome

*Possible role of L-form switching in recurrent urinary tract infection – Katarzyna M. Mickiewicz – Nature Communications

Aerococcus urinae and Globicatella sanguinis Persist in Polymicrobial Urethral Catheter Biofilms Examined in Longitudinal Profiles at the Proteomic Level – Yanbao Yu – Biochemistry Insights

Gut microbiome

*Cooking shapes the structure and function of the gut microbiome – Rachel N. Carmody – Nature Microbiology

Integrated paired-end enhancer profiling and whole-genome sequencing reveals recurrent CCNE1 and IGF2 enhancer hijacking in primary gastric adenocarcinoma – Wen Fong Ooi – Gut

Effects of Low-FODMAP Diet on Symptoms, Fecal Microbiome, and Markers of Inflammation in Patients With Quiescent Inflammatory Bowel Disease in a Randomized Trial – Selina R.Cox – Gastroenterology

Water microbiome

Trophic networks improve the performance of microbial anodes treating wastewater – Christin Koch – npj Biofilms and Microbiomes

Application of a novel molecular technique to characterise the effect of settling on microbial community composition of activated sludge – Luong N.Nguyen – Journal of Environmental Management

Bacterial diversity in Icelandic cold spring sources and in relation to the groundwater amphipod Crangonyx islandicus – Ragnhildur Guðmundsdóttir – PlosOne

Animal microbiome

Looking like the locals – gut microbiome changes post-release in an endangered species – Rowena Chong – Animal microbiome

Animal experiment

Letrozole treatment of pubertal female mice results in activational effects on reproduction, metabolism and the gut microbiome – Pablo Arroyo – PlosOne

Microbiota of MR1 deficient mice confer resistance against Clostridium difficile infection – Ashley D. Smith – PlosOne

Exploring the microbiota of upper respiratory tract during the development of pneumonia in a mouse model – Yoshitomo Morinaga – PlosOne

Plant microbiome

Microbiome profiling of the onion thrips, Thrips tabaci Lindeman (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) – Suresh J. Gawande – PlosOne

Food

Comparison of the microbial composition of African fermented foods using amplicon sequencing – Maria Diaz – Scientific Reports

The impact of grape processing and carbonic maceration on the microbiota of early stages of winemaking – Raffaele Guzzon – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Fungi

Phyllosphere Fungal Communities of Plum and Antifungal Activity of Indigenous Phenazine-Producing Pseudomonas synxantha Against Monilinia laxa – Tamara Janakiev – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbial communities associated with the black morel Morchella sextelata cultivated in greenhouses – Gian Maria Niccolò Benucci – PeerJ

Viruses

The gut virome in inflammatory bowel disease pathogenesis: From metagenomics to novel therapeutic approaches – Federica Ungaro – United European Gastroenterology Journal

Association of the Eukaryotic Vaginal Virome with Prophylactic Antibiotic Exposure and Reproductive Outcomes in a Subfertile Population Undergoing In Vitro Fertilization: A Prospective Exploratory Study – Ashley M. Eskew – Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Bioinformatics

ProphET, prophage estimation tool: A stand-alone prophage sequence prediction tool with self-updating reference database – João L. Reis-Cunha – PlosOne

September 30, 2019

Monday morning digest covers exciting updates in microbiome with – meta analysis on role of probiotics in human depression , stool banking guidelines for fecal microbiota transplant, expert view on translation of gut microbiome to clinics and a historical peek into use of ceramic baby milk bottles in prehistoric times. Enjoy reading!

General microbiome

Translating the gut microbiome: ready for the clinic? – Susan V. Lynch – Nature Reviews Gatroenterology and Hepatology

Uterine immunity and microbiota: A shifting paradigm – Chiara Agostinis – Frontiers in Immunology

Human microbiome

Cigarette smoking and oral microbiota in low-income and African-American populations – Yaohua Yang – Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health

International consensus conference on stool banking for faecal microbiota transplantation in clinical practice – Giovanni Cammarota – Gut

Animal experiments

The intestinal microbiota programs diurnal rhythms in host metabolism through histone deacetylase 3 – Zheng Kuang – Science

Transfusional iron overload and intravenous iron infusions modify the mouse gut microbiota similarly to dietary iron – Francesca La Carpia – Biofilms and Microbiomes

Proteome modifications of gut microbiota in mice with activity-based anorexia and starvation: Role in ATP production – Jonathan Breton – Nutrition

Molecular ecology of the yet uncultured bacterial Ct85-cluster in the mammalian gut – Ulla Hynönen – Anaerobe

Intestinal inflammation increases convulsant activity and reduces antiepileptic drug efficacy in a mouse model of epilepsy – Carmen De Caro – Scientific Reports

The fecal resistome of dairy cattle is associated with diet during nursing – Jinxin Liu – Nature Communications

Neohesperidin Prevents Colorectal Tumorigenesis by Altering the Gut Microbiota – Yanling Gong – Pharmacological Research

Changes of serum lipopolysaccharide, inflammatory factors, and cecal microbiota in obese rats with type 2 diabetes induced by Roux-en-Y gastric bypass – Jiao Wu – Nutrition

Plant, root, soil microbiome

A bioinformatics guide to plant microbiome analysis – Rares Lucaciu – Frontiers in Plant Science

Beyond pathogens: microbiota interactions with the plant immune system – Paulo José PL Teixeira – Current Opinion in Microbiology

Water microbiome

Microbial communities of the Mediterranean rocky shore: ecology and biotechnological potential of the sea‐land transition – Esther Molina-Menor – Microbial Biotechnology

Probiotics

Bacillus coagulans R11 maintained intestinal villus health and decreased intestinal injury in lead-exposed mice by regulating the intestinal microbiota and influenced the function of faecal microRNAs – Si-Cheng Xing – Environmental Pollution

Effect of probiotics on depressive symptoms: A meta-analysis of human studies – Kah Kheng Goh – Psychiatry Research

Non Microbiology Picks

Milk of ruminants in ceramic baby bottles from prehistoric child graves – J. Dunne – Nature

 

September 24, 2019

Today’s digest is about diet-microbiota interactions in personalized  nutrition, interesting story on single bacterium association with fatty liver disease and how the gut microbiota adapt to red meat consumption.

General microbiome

Diet–microbiota interactions and personalized nutrition – Aleksandra A. Kolodziejczyk – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Citrobacter rodentium–host–microbiota interactions: immunity, bioenergetics and metabolism – Caroline Mullineaux-Sanders – Nature Reviews Microbiology

The interaction between the gut Microbiota and herbal medicines – Xuedong An – Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy

Gut microbiota: what is its place in pharmacology? – Aleksandra Tarasiuk – Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology

Human microbiome

Fatty Liver Disease Caused by High-Alcohol-Producing Klebsiella pneumoniae – Jing Yuan – Cell Metabolism

Association of Alterations in Intestinal Microbiota With Impaired Psychological Function in Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Diseases in Remission – Fabienne Humbel – Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Butyrate‐Producing Gut Bacteria and Viral Infections in Kidney Transplant Recipients: A Pilot Study – John R. Lee – Transplant Infectious Disease

Metabolomics and Microbial Composition Increase Insight into the Impact of Dietary Differences in Cirrhosis – I. Jane Cox – Liver International

Animal experiments

Gut bacteria responding to dietary change encode sialidases that exhibit preference for red meat-associated carbohydrates – Livia S. Zaramela – Nature Microbiology

A processive endoglucanase with multi-substrate specificity is characterized from porcine gut microbiota – Weijun Wang – Scientific Reports

Comparative analysis of the fecal microbiota from different species of domesticated and wild suids – Florencia Correa-Fiz – Scientific Reports

Escherichia coli clonobiome: assessing the strains diversity in feces and urine by deep amplicon sequencing – Sofiya G. Shevchenko- Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Saponins from Clematis mandshurica Rupr. regulates gut microbiota and its metabolites during alleviation of collagen-induced arthritis in rats – Lin-Xiu Guo – Pharamacological Research

MHC Class II Antigen Presentation by the Intestinal Epithelium Initiates Graft-versus-Host Disease and Is Influenced by the Microbiota – Motoko Koyama – Immunity

Metformin Alters the Duodenal Microbiome and Decreases the Incidence of Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma Promoted by Diet-induced Obesity – Tien S Dong – American Journal of Physiology

Effects from diet-induced gut microbiota dysbiosis and obesity can be ameliorated by fecal microbiota transplantation: A multiomics approach – Maria Guirro – PlosOne

Short-chain fatty acids and microbiota metabolites attenuate ghrelin receptor signaling – Cristina Torres-Fuentes – Faseb Journal

Effects of berberine and metformin on intestinal inflammation and gut microbiome composition in db/db mice – Wang Zhang – Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy

Plant, root, soil microbiome

Water-soluble mercury induced by organic amendments affected microbial community assemblage in mercury-polluted paddy soil – Hualing Hu – Chemosphere

Phyllosphere colonisation by a soil Streptomyces sp. promotes plant defense responses against fungal infection – Sophie Vergnes – Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions

Water microbiome 

Heat‐induced shift in coral microbiome reveals several members of the Rhodobacteraceae family as indicator species for thermal stress in Porites lutea – Wirulda Pootakham – Microbiology Open

Probiotics
Metabolomic profiling of oxalate-degrading probiotic Lactobacillus acidophilus and Lactobacillus gasseri – Casey A. Chamberlain – PlosOne

Probiotic Bifidobacterium bifidum G9‐1 ameliorates phytohemagglutinin‐induced diarrhea caused by intestinal dysbiosis -Yutaka Makizaki – Microbiology and Immunology

September 23, 2019

This Monday, check out the largest ever study of neonatal microbiomes, the study where researchers alter mouse gut microbiomes by feeding good bacteria their preferred fibers, and the study about the significant effect of antibiotics, antivirals and cofactors on the gut microbiome. Happy reading!

Pregnancy and early life

*Stunted microbiota and opportunistic pathogen colonization in caesarean-section birth – Yan Shao – Nature

Gut microbiome

*Interspecies Competition Impacts Targeted Manipulation of Human Gut Bacteria by Fiber-Derived Glycans – Michael Patnode – Cell

*Distinct impact of antibiotics on the gut microbiome and resistome: a longitudinal multicenter cohort study – Matthias Willmann – BMC Biology

Identification of gut microbiome markers for schizophrenia delineates a potential role of Streptococcus – Feng Zhu – bioRxiv

Fecal Microbiotas of Indonesian and New Zealand Children Differ in Complexity and Bifidobacterial Taxa during the First Year of Life – Blair Lawley – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Light-entrained and brain-tuned circadian circuits regulate ILC3s and gut homeostasis – Cristina Godinho-Silva – Nature

Baseline human gut microbiota profile in healthy people and standard reporting template – Charles H. King – PlosOne

Oral microbiome

Taste perception and oral microbiota are associated with obesity in children and adolescents – Chiara Mameli – PlosOne

Urinary microbiome

The urobiome of continent adult women: a cross-sectional study – Travis Price – Obstetrics & Gynaecology

The Urinary Microbiota in Relation to the Reproductive Tract Microbiota – Fei Li – bioRxiv

Respiratory microbiome

The effects of e-cigarette vapor exposure on the transcriptome and virulence of Streptococcus pneumoniae – Kamal Bagale – bioRxiv

Water microbiome

Diversity patterns of marine heterotrophic culturable bacteria along vertical and latitudinal gradients – Isabel Sanz-Sáez – bioRxiv

Laundry wastewater and domestic sewage pilot-scale anaerobic treatment: Microbial community resilience regarding sulfide production – A.G.L. Moura – Journal of Environmental Management

Distinct responses from bacterial, archaeal and fungal streambed communities to severe hydrological disturbances – G. Gionchetta – Scientific reports

Metagenome of a polluted river reveals a reservoir of metabolic and antibiotic resistance genes – Parul Mittal – Environmental Microbiome

Plant/root/soil microbiome

Host-Associated Quantitative Abundance Profiling Reveals the Microbial Load Variation of Root Microbiome – Xiaoxuan Guo – Plant Communications

Metatranscriptomics reveals climate change effects on the rhizosphere microbiomes in European grassland – Qicheng Bei – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Phages and viruses

Beyond cells – The virome in the human holobiont – Rodrigo García-López – Microbial cells

ViraMiner: Deep learning on raw DNA sequences for identifying viral genomes in human samples – Ardi Tampu – PlosOne

Bioinformatics

Review: The signal and the noise – characteristics of antisense RNA in complex microbial communities – Thomas Yssing Michaelsen – bioRxiv

SuRF: a New Method for Sparse Variable Selection, with Application in Microbiome Data Analysis – Lihui Liu – arXiv

September 17, 2019

Happy Tuesday! Today’s digest includes wastewater treatment biofilms, the microbiome during Crohn’s disease remission, and the bacteria associated with acid mine drainage. Enjoy!

Human oral microbiome

Succession of oral microbiota community as a tool to estimate postmortem interval – Dong – Scientific Reports

Human gut microbiome

Remission in Crohn’s disease is accompanied by alterations in the gut microbiota and mucins production – Magro – Scientific Reports

Specific gut microbiome members are associated with distinct immune markers in pediatric allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation – Ingham – Microbiome

Effect of a Chinese medical nutrition therapy diet on gut microbiota and short chain fatty acids in the simulator of the human intestinal microbial ecosystem (SHIME) – Wu – Journal of Functional Foods

A comprehensive assessment of demographic, environmental, and host genetic associations with gut microbiome diversity in healthy individuals – Scepanovic – Microbiome

Animal experiments

Dietary Bovine Milk Exosomes Elicit Changes in Bacterial Communities in C57BL/6 Mice – Zhou – American Journal of Physiology

Microbial Metabolism Modulates Antibiotic Susceptibility within the Murine Gut Microbiome – Cabral – Cell Metabolism

Animal microbiome

Maternal vs artificial rearing shapes the rumen microbiome having minor long‐term physiological implications – Belanche – Environmental Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Impact of continuous Panax notoginseng plantation on soil microbial and biochemical properties – Zhang – Scientific Reports

Three Bermudagrass-suppression techniques have little effect on soil-nutrient availability and microbial communities 200 days after application – Farthing – Applied Soil Ecology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Effect of salinity on mature wastewater treatment biofilm microbial community assembly and metabolite characteristics – Wang – Science of the Total Environment

Diversity and functional profile of bacterial communities at Lancaster acid mine drainage dam, South Africa as revealed by 16S rRNA gene high-throughput sequencing analysis – Lukhele – Extremophiles

Abiotic stress resistance, plant growth promotion and antifungal potential of halotolerant bacteria from a Tunisian solar saltern – Masmoudi – Microbiological Research

Built environment

Effective removal of antibiotic resistance genes and potential links with archaeal communities during vacuum-type composting and positive-pressure composting – Fan – Journal of Environmental Science

Hydraulically Fractured Natural-Gas Well Microbial Communities Contain Genomic Halogenation and Dehalogenation Potential – Evans – Environmental Science & Technology Letters

Successional trophic complexity and biogeographical structure of eukaryotic communities in waterworks rapid sand filters – Harder – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

September 13, 2019

In today’s edition, you’ll find a whole new textbook about microbes affecting ecosystem sustainability, reviews about phages and plant viruses, New York Times coverage of clinical trials of FMT for obesity, how to banish “manels” from scientific meetings, and microbiota-related metabolites as biomarkers of aging. Enjoy!

General microbiome
Review: Microbial invasions in terrestrial ecosystems – Madhav P. Thakur – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Preprint: Therapeutically exploring persister metabolism in bacteria – Sayed G. Mohiuddin – bioRxiv

Preprint: Delayed antibiotic exposure induces population collapse in enterococcal communities with drug-resistant subpopulations – Kelsey M Hallinen – bioRxiv

Human gut microbiome
Review: Pairing phages with their hosts in the human gut – Ursula Hofer – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Book chapter: Gut Microbiota and Microbiota-Related Metabolites as Possible Biomarkers of Cognitive Aging – Andrea Ticinesi – Reviews on Biomarker Studies in Aging and Anti-Aging Research

Animal microbiome
Habitat disturbance and the organization of bacterial communities in Neotropical hematophagous arthropods – Kelly L. Bennett – PLOS One

Plant, root, soil microbiome
Book chapter: Rhizospheric Microbiome Engineering as a Sustainable Tool in Agriculture: Approaches and Challenges – Shubham Dubey – Microbial Diversity in Ecosystem Sustainability and Biotechnological Applications

Book chapter: Dynamics of Plant Microbiome and Its Effect on the Plant Traits – Shivali Sharma – Microbial Diversity in Ecosystem Sustainability and Biotechnological Applications

Book chapter: Microbial Diversity of the Sundarbans, the World’s Largest Tidal Mangrove Forest, and Its Bioprospects – Kaushik Biswas – Microbial Diversity in Ecosystem Sustainability and Biotechnological Applications

Water and extremophile microbiome
Capability for arsenic mobilization in groundwater is distributed across broad phylogenetic lineages – Robert E. Danczak – PLOS One

Food microbiology
Book chapter: Microbial Diversity on Grapes and Other Fruits: Role and Significance in Fermentation – M. V. Deshpande – Microbial Diversity in Ecosystem Sustainability and Biotechnological Applications

The Dynamics Analysis of Fungal Community Diversity During the Fermentation Process of Chinese Traditional Soybean Paste – Jingping Ge – Waste and Biomass Valorization

Phages and viruses
Review: Evolution and ecology of plant viruses – Pierre Lefeuvre – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Bioinformatics
An Integrated Approach for Efficient Multi-Omics Joint Analysis – Massimiliano S. Tagliamonte – Proceedings of the 10th ACM International Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and Health Informatics

Techniques
Polysaccharide-based liquid storage and transport media for non-refrigerated preservation of bacterial pathogens – Janine R. Hutchison – PLOS One

Microbes in the news
Seeking an Obesity Cure, Researchers Turn to the Gut Microbiome -Anahad O’Connor – NY Times

Exclusive: Behind the front lines of the Ebola wars – Amy Maxmen – Nature

Science, publishing, and career
How to banish manels and manferences from scientific meetings – Holly Else – Nature