March 24, 2017

Complex glycan degradation in the gut; role of LPS-binding protein in NAFLD; contribution of environmental factors to arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi community composition and structure; and ResistoMap, a new web-based bioinformatic tool for visualizing the human gut resistome.

 

Events and jobs
Visiting Professor (Part Time) Microbiology – Chamberlain College of Nursing – Arlington, VA

Scientific Officer (Full Time) Microbiology – Australian Clinical Labs – Sydney, AU

Human respiratory microbiome
Understanding the Lung Abscess Microbiome: Outcomes of Percutaneous Lung Parenchymal Abscess Drainage with Microbiologic Correlation – Christopher Duncan – Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology

Human oral microbiome
Subgingival microbiota dysbiosis in systemic lupus erythematosus: association with periodontal status – Joice Dias Correa – Microbiome

Candida albicans alters the bacterial microbiome of early in vitro oral biofilms – M. M. Janus – Journal of Oral Microbiology

Human skin microbiome
Injections through skin colonized with Staphylococcus aureus biofilm introduce contamination despite standard antimicrobial preparation procedures – Yi Wang – Scientific Reports

Compartmentalized Control of Skin Immunity by Resident Commensals – Shruti Naik – Science

Human gut microbiome
Complex pectin metabolism by gut bacteria reveals novel catalytic functions – Didier Ndeh – Nature

Protective Factors in the Intestinal Microbiome Against Clostridium difficile infection in Recipients of Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation – Yeon Joo Lee – The Journal of Infectious Diseases

Dysbiosis and compositional alterations with aging in the gut microbiota of patients with heart failure – Takehiro Kamo – PLoS One

Alterations in Gastric Microbiota After H. Pylori Eradication and in Different Histological Stages of Gastric Carcinogenesis – Tung Hiu Li – Scientific Reports

Dietary emulsifiers directly alter human microbiota composition and gene expression ex vivo potentiating intestinal inflammation – Benoit Chassaing – Gut

Review: Gut microbiota: Neonatal gut microbiota induces lung immunity against pneumonia – Sabrina Tamburini & Jose C. Clemente – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Proteobacteria explain significant functional variability in the human gut microbiome – Patrick S. Bradley & Katherine S. Pollard – Microbiome

Antigen-Presenting Human γδ T Cells Promote Intestinal CD4+ T Cell Expression of IL-22 and Mucosal Release of Calprotectin – Christopher J. Tyler – Journal of Immunology

Odd Chain Fatty Acids; New Insights of the Relationship Between the Gut Microbiota, Dietary Intake, Biosynthesis and Glucose Intolerance – Benjamin J. Jenkins – Scientific Reports

Review: The gut microbiome in human neurological disease: A review – Helen Tremlett – Annals of Neurology

Animal experiments
Loss of lipopolysaccharide-binding protein attenuates the development of diet-induced non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in mice – Cheng Jun Jin – Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Animal microbiome
Transcriptional characterization of Vibrio fischeri during colonization of juvenile Euprymna scolopes – Luke R. Thompson – Environmental Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome
The influence of environmental factors on communities of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi associated with Chenopodium ambrosioides revealed by MiSeq sequencing investigation – Xihui Xu – Scientific Reports

Intercropping maize and common bean enhances microbial carbon and nitrogen availability in low phosphorus soil under Mediterranean conditions – Mourad Latati – European Journal of Soil Biology

The effects of plant nutritional strategy on soil microbial denitrification activity through rhizosphere primary metabolites – Julien P. Guyonnet – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Water and extremophile microbiome
Geographic distribution of cadmium and its interaction with the microbial community in the Longjiang River: risk evaluation after a shocking pollution accident – Ming Jiang Zhang – Scientific Reports

Beneficial Microorganisms for Corals (BMC): Proposed Mechanisms for Coral Health and Resilience – Raquel S. Peixoto – Frontiers in Microbiology

Small Molecules Belowground: The Role of Specialized Metabolites in the Rhizosphere – Massalha H – The Plant Journal

Food microbiology
Rice- or pork-based diets with similar calorie and content result in different rat gut microbiota – Xiaozhe Qi – International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition

Bioinformatics
ResistoMap – online visualization of human gut microbiota antibiotic resistome – Konstantin Yarygin – bioRxiv

March 23, 2017

Today’s digest has quite a few papers in the human oral and gut microbiome with many interesting papers as the one from M. Lepczyńska addressing positive aspects of various diets on gut microbiota and its fight with parasites. In ‘Water microbiome’ you can take a look at Raquel S. Peixoto’s paper and beneficial microbes maintaining coral health, while in ‘Microbes in News’ you can read how team from Korea is tackling one of medicine’s most pressing problems – antibiotic resistance by using bacteria to fight bacteria.

General microbiome

Reduced microbial diversity in adult survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia and microbial associations with increased immune activation – Ling Ling Chua -Microbiome

Pregnancy and early life

Manipulating the baby biome: What are the issues? – Lai-yang Lee – Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (ANZJOG)

Ex vivo infection of human placental chorionic villi explants with Trypanosoma cruzi and Toxoplasma gondii induces different Toll-like receptor expression and cytokine/chemokine profiles – Christian Castillo – American Journal of Reproductive Immunology (AJRI)

First foods and gut microbes – Martin F. Laursen – Frontiers in Microbiology

Reproductive microbiomes a new thread in the microbial network – Michael L. Power – Reproductive Sciences

Identical bacterial populations colonize premature infant gut, skin, and oral microbiomes and exhibit different in situ growth rates – Matthew R Olm – Genome Research

 
Human Oral

 
Differential responses of human dendritic cells to metabolites from the oral/airway microbiome – K. Whiteson – Clinical & Experimental Immunology

Candida albicans alters the bacterial microbiome of early in vitro oral biofilms – M. M. Janus – Journal of Oral Microbiology

Probiotic Lactobacillus reuteri has antifungal effects on oral Candida species in vitro – Mette Rose Jørgensen – Journal of Oral Microbiology

Porphyromonas gingivalis is the most abundant species detected in coronary and femoral arteries – J-L. C. Mougeot – Journal of Oral Microbiology

Oral microbiome in HIV-associated periodontitis – Noguera-Julian – Medicine

Quorum sensing of Streptococcus mutans is activated by Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans and by the periodontal microbiome – Szymon P. Szafrański – BMC Genomics

Subgingival microbiota dysbiosis in systemic lupus erythematosus: association with periodontal status – Jôice Dias Corrêa – Microbiome
Human nearly-sterile sites 

Alterations in gastric microbiota after H. Pylori eradication and in different histological stages of gastric carcinogenesis – Tung Hiu Li – Scientific Reports

Human gut microbiome

Oral iron supplementation: Potential implications for the gut microbiome and metabolome in patients with CKD – Guus A. M. Kortman – Hemodialysis International

Hugonella massiliensis gen. nov., sp. nov., genome sequence, and description of a new strictly anaerobic bacterium isolated from the human gut – Ziena Elsawi – Microbiology Open

Gut microbiota: Neonatal gut microbiota induces lung immunity against pneumonia – Sabrina Tamburini – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology

*Review: Blastocystis: how do specific diets and human gut microbiota affect its development and pathogenicity? – M. Lepczyńska – European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases

Dysbiosis and compositional alterations with aging in the gut microbiota of patients with heart failure – Takehiro Kamo – PLOS One

Complex pectin metabolism by gut bacteria reveals novel catalytic functions – Didier Ndeh – Nature

Proteobacteria explain significant functional variability in the human gut microbiome – Patrick H. Bradley  – Microbiome

Animal experiments

Rice- or pork-based diets with similar calorie and content result in different rat gut microbiota – Xiaozhe Qi – International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition

Perturbation of microbiota in one-day old broiler chickens with antibiotic for 24 hours negatively affects intestinal immune development – Dirkjan Schokker – BMC Genomics

Effects of dietary administration of Shewanella xiamenensis A-1, Aeromonas veronii A-7, and Bacillus subtilis, single or combined, on the Grass Carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) intestinal microbiota – Kai Hao – Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Pseudomonas sesami sp. nov., a plant growth-promoting Gammaproteobacteria isolated from the rhizosphere of Sesamum indicum L. – Munusamy Madhaiyan – Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

The influence of environmental factors on communities of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi associated with Chenopodium ambrosioides revealed by MiSeq sequencing investigation – Xihui Xu -Sceintific Reports

Compositional stability of the bacterial community in a climate-sensitive sub-Arctic peatland – James T. Weedon – Frontiers in Microbiology

Antibiotic and heavy metal tolerance of some indigenous bacteria isolated from petroleum contaminated soil sediments with a study – Jai Godheja – International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Science (IJCMAS)

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Genome reduction and microbe-host interactions drive adaptation of a sulfur-oxidizing bacterium associated with a cold seep sponge – Ren-Mao Tian – mSystems

Impact of hypoxia on gene expression patterns by the human pathogen, Vibrio vulnificus, and bacterial community composition in a North Carolina estuary – Britney L. Phippen – Geohealth

Distribution of anaerobic carbon monoxide dehydrogenase genes in deep subseafloor sediments – T. Hoshino – Letters in Applied Microbiology

Phytoplankton species richness, evenness, and production in relation to nutrient availability and imbalance – Sirpa Lehtinen – Limnology and Oceanography

Metagenomic and culture-dependent analysis of the bacterial diversity of a hot spring reservoir as a function of the seasonal variation – B. A. Kikani – International Journal of Environmental Research

Beneficial microorganisms for corals (BMC): Proposed mechanisms for coral health and resilience – Raquel S. Peixoto – Frontiers in Microbiology

High-throughput amplicon sequencing and stream benthic bacteria: identifying the best taxonomic level for multiple-stressor research – R. K. Salis – Scientific Reports

Highlighting of quorum sensing lux genes and their expression in the hydrothermal vent shrimp Rimicaris exoculata ectosymbiontic community. Possible use as biogeographic markers – Simon Le Bloa – PLOS One

Molecular insights on dissolved organic matter transformation by supraglacial microbial communities – Runa Antony – Environmental Science & Technology

An alternative polysaccharide uptake mechanism of marine bacteria – Greta Reintjes – ISME Journal

Viable cold-tolerant iron-reducing microorganisms in geographically diverse subglacial environments – Sophie L. Nixon – Biogeosciences

Different bacterial communities involved in peptide decomposition between normoxic and hypoxic coastal waters – Shuting Liu – Frontiers in Microbiology

Temperature- and size-scaling of phytoplankton population growth rates: Reconciling the Eppley curve and the metabolic theory of ecology – Colin T. Kremer – Limnology and Oceanography

Contrasting patterns of diversity of abundant and rare bacterioplankton in freshwater lakes along an elevation gradient – Huabing Li – Limnology and Oceanography

 Built environment 

Short-term effects of great cormorant droppings on water quality and microbial community of an artificial agricultural reservoir – Il Han – Journal of Environmental Quality

Probiotics / prebiotics

Review: Gut microbiota and bacterial translocation in digestive surgery: the impact of probiotics – Shunichiro Komatsu – Langenbeck’s Archives of Surgery

Techniques

MinION™ nanopore sequencing of environmental metagenomes: a synthetic approach – Bonnie L. Brown – Gigascience

Microbes in the news 

Diabetes patients can lower blood sugar through gut bacteria; fecal microbes found to have curative properties – The Science Times

Predatory bacteria as a new ‘living’ antibiotic -Phys Org

Achievements of the human microbiome project – News Medical Life Sciences

Warning: current ecological microbiome may be on the verge of disaster due to antibiotics – Nature World News

 

March 22, 2017

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

General microbiome

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

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

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

Pregnancy and early life

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

Vaginal microbiome

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

Human oral microbiome

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

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

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

Human respiratory microbiome

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

Human gut microbiome

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fecal Microbiota Transplantation

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

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

Animal microbiome

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

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

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

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

Metabolomics

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

Animal experiments

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

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

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

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

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

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

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

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

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

Probiotics / prebiotics

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

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

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

Bioinformatics

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

Techniques

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

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

Microbes in the news

Asthma: Researchers discover how exposure to microbes protects against asthma

Rainy Day? Microbes May Be at Play

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

Science, publishing, and career 

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

Anitha’s non-microbiology picks

How Pluto’s haze could explain its red spots

Cancer cells cast a sweet spell on the immune system

Actinide chemistry expands to new oxidation states

March 21, 2017

Events and jobs

Microbiology Department Manager – Medlab Pathology – Sydney

General microbiome

The ecology of human microbiota: dynamics and diversity in health and disease – A Karkman – Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences

Human gut microbiome

The gut microbiome in human neurological disease: A review – H Tremlett – Annals of Neurology

Shaping the Metabolism of Intestinal Bacteroides Population through Diet to Improve Human Health – DR Covian – Frontiers in Microbiology

Animal microbiome

Effects of a protected inclusion of organic acids and essential oils as antibiotic growth promoter alternative on growth performance, intestinal morphology and gut microflora in broilers – Y Liu – Animal Science Journal

Extreme drought, host density, sex, and bullfrogs influence fungal pathogen infection in a declining lotic amphibian – AJ Adams – Ecosphere

Neoagarotetraose protects mice against intense exercise-induced fatigue damage by modulating gut microbial composition and function – N Zhang – Molecular Nutrition and Food Research

Effects of Gliadin consumption on the Intestinal Microbiota and Metabolic Homeostasis in Mice Fed a High-fat Die –  L Zhang – Scientific Reports

Plant, root and soil microbiome

*ReviewRhizogenic agrobacteria in hydroponic crops: epidemics, diagnostics and control – L Bosmans – Plant Pathology

Mn accumulation in a submerged plant Egeria densa (Hydrocharitaceae) is mediated by epiphytic bacteria – K Tsuji – Plant, Cell and Environment

Water microbiome and extremophiles

Microbial players and processes involved in phytoplankton bloom utilization in the water column of a fast-flowing, river-dominated estuary – MW Smith – Microbiology Open

Metagenomics of Hyperthermophilic Environments: Biodiversity and Biotechnology – A Strazzulli – Microbial Ecology of Extreme Environments

Sediment depth and habitat as predictors of the diversity and composition of sediment bacterial communities in an inter-tidal estuarine environment – DFR Cleary – Marine Ecology

Crenarchaeal Viruses of Hot Springs: Diversity, Ecology and Co-evolution –  AC Ortmann – Microbial Ecology of Extreme Environments

*ReviewMarine Prasinoviruses and Their Tiny Plankton Hosts: A Review – KD Weynberg – Viruses

Microbial Electron Transport in the Deep Subsurface – J Hinks – Microbial Ecology of Extreme Environments

New Insights into the Microbial Diversity of Polar Desert Soils: A Biotechnological Perspective – J v Dorst – Microbial Ecology of Extreme Environments

Transcriptomics

Mechanism for microbial population collapse in a fluctuating resource environment – S Turkarslan – Molecular Systems Biology

Techniques

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

Prediction of virus-host infectious association by supervised learning methods – M Zhang – BMC Bioinformatics

Comparison of methods for identification of microbial communities in book collections: Culture-dependent (sequencing and MALDI-TOF MS) and culture-independent (Illumina MiSeq) – L Krakova – International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation

More microbes

*Review: The role of bacillithiol in Gram-positive Firmicutes – P Chandrangsu – Antioxidants & Redox Signaling

The effect of antibiotics and diet on enterolactone concentration and metabolome studied by targeted and non-targeted LC-MS metabolomics – AK Bolviq – Journal of Proteome Research

Exploring the Viral Ecology of High Latitude Aquatic Systems – C Chenard – Microbial Ecology of Extreme Environments

The Nature and Relevance of Solvent Stress in Microbes and Mechanisms of Tolerance – M Manefield – Microbial Ecology of Extreme Environments

Surveillance of Exhibit Associated Aquatic Viruses Using Next Generation Sequencing Technologies – WV Bonn – IAAAM 2016

Microbes in the news

Before you consume billions of live bacteria … – E Cauthorn – Las Vegas Sun

Bacteria between humans and pets? Could improve global health: researchers – M Shah – Toronto Sun

There is a reason dogs like meat – NZ Herald

ANTIBIOTIC APOCALYPSE: Harvard reveals doomsday scenario that could KILL 10 million a year – O Smith – Express

THE ALTERATION OF THE INTESTINAL MICROBIOTA COULD PROTECT METABOLIC DISEASES – Zoe – The Quebec Times

March 18, 2017

Events and jobs

Research Fellow in Omics analysis – King’s College London – Apply by April 12, 2017

Postdoctoral Research Position in Marine Microbial Ecology – University of Southern Mississippi

General microbiome

Microbial Influences in Cardio–Metabolic Diseases – Rachel Petersen – New York Academy of Sciences

*Review: Microbiota: a key orchestrator of cancer therapy – Soumen Roy – Nature Reviews Cancer

*Review: Caenorhabditis elegans as a model for microbiome research – Fan Zhang – Frontiers in Microbiology

Human respiratory microbiome

The relationship between nasopharyngeal CCL5 and microbiota on disease severity among infants with bronchiolitis – Kohei Hasegawa – Allergy

Human gut microbiome

The Food Contaminant Deoxynivalenol Exacerbates the Genotoxicity of Gut Microbiota – Delphine Payros – mBio

Delayed utilization of some fast-fermenting soluble dietary fibers by human gut microbiota when presented in a mixture – Yunus E. Tuncil – Journal of Functional Foods

Animal experiments

Deciphering the combinatorial influence of diet and the microbiota on experimental colitis – Sean R. Llewellyn – bioRxiv

The role of adaptive immunity as an ecological filter on the gut microbiota in zebrafish – Keaton Stagaman – ISME J

Animal microbiome

Comparison of bacterial populations in bedding material, on teat ends, and in milk of cows housed in compost bedded pack barns – R. L. Albino – Animal Production Science

Community analysis of microbial sharing and specialization in a Costa Rican ant–plant–hemipteran symbiosis – Elizabeth G. Pringle – Proceedings of the Royal Society Biological Sciences

Microbial community composition of deep-sea corals from the Red Sea provides insight into functional adaption to a unique environment – Till Röthig – Scientific Reports

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Root microbiota drive direct integration of phosphate stress and immunity – Gabriel Castrillo – Nature

Striking alterations in the soil bacterial community structure and functioning of the biological N cycle induced by Pennisetum setaceum invasion in a semiarid environment – G. Rodríguez-Caballero – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria are more effective under drought: a meta-analysis – Rachel L. Rubin – Plant and Soil

Effect of biodynamic soil amendments on microbial communities in comparison with inorganic fertilization – Sibylle Faust – Applied Soil Ecology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Bacterial diversity in fumarole environments of the Paricutín volcano, Michoacán (Mexico) – Miguel Medrano-Santillana – Extremophiles

Prokaryotic Abundance and Activity in Permafrost of the Northern Victoria Land and Upper Victoria Valley (Antarctica) – Rosabruna La Ferla – Microbial Ecology

Microbial communities of aquatic environments on Heard Island characterized by pyrotag sequencing and environmental data – Michelle A. Allen – Scientific Reports

A Pelagic Microbiome (Viruses to Protists) from a Small Cup of Seawater – Flavia Flaviani – Viruses

Built environment

Microbial dynamics in anaerobic digestion reactors for treating organic urban residues during the start-up process – Rocio J. Alcántara-Hernández – Letters in Applied Microbiology

Variability of airborne bacteria in an urban Mediterranean area (Thessaloniki, Greece) – Savvas Genitsaris – Atmospheric Environment

*Review: A review of microscopy and comparative molecular-based methods to characterize “Plastisphere” communities – Caroline De Tender – Analytical Methods

Techniques

*Review: Emerging Trends for Microbiome Analysis: From Single-Cell Functional Imaging to Microbiome Big Data – Jian Xu – Engineering

*Review: Metaproteomic strategies and applications for gut microbial research – Mingming Xiao – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Microbes in the news

Bacteria-Enriched Lotion Battles Skin Infections – Jenna Flannigan – Live Science

Frozen, Freeze-dried Products for Fecal Microbiota Transplantation as Effective as Fresh? – Pharmacy Times

Study by Irish scientists finds porridge to be good for the heart and gut – RTE

Certain Bacteria Within Gut Microbiome May Halt Inflammation Naturally, Study Says – Patricia Inacio – IBD News Today

Antibiotic overuse might be bad for bees – Mary Beth Griggs – Popular Science

Microbiome research Studies aim to help health, environment – David Wahlberg – The Times Record

My cats poop for science – Jonathan M. Giltin – ars Technica

Microbes on the market

Seres doubles down on a microbiome do-over as the FDA clears a make-or-break study – John Carroll – Endpoint News

Bacteria Hysteria

Revealed: Which supermarket’s chicken is most likely to contain food poisoning bacteria? – Tom Belger – Liverpool Echo

March 15, 2017

Today’s digest is full of environmental, soil/plant/root, and water related studies among a few gut microbiome studies and some opinion pieces.

Events and jobs

Event: Gut Feeling – How bacteria influence our wellbeing – EMBL-EBI – 21-May-2017

Event: Meeting of the Microbiome Minds – Colorado State University

General microbiome

Opinion: The study of microbiota needs both microbiologists and medical doctors – Didier Raoult – CMI

Pregnancy and early life

Review: Distinct Roles of Cervical Epithelia and Stroma in Pregnancy and Parturition – Shanmugasundaram Nallasamy – Seminars in Reproductive Medicine (Thieme)

The shape of the microbiome in early life – Erika von Mutius – Nature Medicine

Multi-site human microbiome

Examination of Host Phenotypes in Gambusia affinis Following Antibiotic Treatment – Jeanette M. Carlson – J. Vis. Exp.

Human respiratory microbiome

Strong incidence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa on bacterial rrs and ITS genetic structures of cystic fibrosis sputa – Laurence Pages-Monteiro – PLOS One

Human skin microbiome

Review: Cutaneous wound biofilm and the potential for electrical stimulation in management of the microbiome – Mohammed Ashrafi – Future Microbiology

Human vaginal microbiome

Vaginal Microbiome and Its Relationship to Behavior, Sexual Health, an Sexually Transmitted Diseases – Felicia M. Lewis – Obstetrics & Gynecology

Women view key sexual behaviours as the trigger for the onset and recurrence of bacterial vaginosis – Jade E. Bilardi – PLOS One

Human oral microbiome

Clustering of Subgingival Microbiota Reveals Microbial Disease Ecotypes Associated with Clinical Stages of Periodontitis in a Cross-Sectional Study – Sebastien Boutin – Frontiers in Microbiology

Human gut microbiome

*The altered gut microbiota in adults with cystic fibrosis – D.G. Burke – BMC Microbiology

Consumption of a diet rich in Brassica vegetables is associated with a reduced abundance of sulphate-reducing bacteria: a randomised crossover study – Lee Kellingray – Molecular Nutrition & Food Research

Gastric Acid Suppression Is Associated with an Increased Risk of Adverse Outcomes in Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Shah R – Digestion

NLRP12 attenuates colon inflammation by maintaining colonic microbial diversity and promoting protective commensal bacterial growth – Liang Chen – Nature Immunology

Gut microbiome diversity and high fibre intake are related to lower long term weight gain – Menni C – International Journal of Obesity

We are not alone: a case for the human microbiome in extra intestinal diseases – S. Shivaji – Gut Pathogens

The intestinal microenvironment in sepsis – Katherine T Fay – BBA – Molecular Basis of Disease

The Gut Microbiome and Its Role in Cardiovascular Diseases – W. H. Wilson Tang – Circulation

Animal experiments (mouse/rat experiments, chickens/pigs on different diets)

Mechanisms and effects of arsanilic acid on antibiotic resistance genes and microbial communities during pig manure digestion – Wei Sun – Bioresource Technology

Dietary Broccoli Alters Rat Cecal Microbiota to Improve Glucoraphanin Hydrolysis to Bioactive Isothiocyanates – Xiaoji Liu – Nutrients

Sorghum and wheat differentially affect caecal microbiota and associated performance characteristics of meat chickens – Eduardo Crisol-Martinez – PeerJ

Microbiome and metabolome modifying effects of several cardiovascular disease interventions in apo-E−/− mice – Paul M. Ryan – Microbiome

Infection with diverse immune-modulating poxviruses elicits different compositional shifts in the mouse gut microbiome – Daniel Aguirre de Cárcer – PLOS One

Animal microbiome (for animals in the wild)

Diverse bacterial communities exist on canine skin and are impacted by cohabitation and time – Sheila Torres – PeerJ

Fine Flounder (Paralichthys adspersus) Microbiome Showed Important Differences between Wild and Reared Specimens – Carolina Ramirez – Frontiers in Microbiology

Use of signature-tagged mutagenesis to identify genes associated with colonization of sheep by E. coli O157:H7 – Nancy A. Cornick – Veterinary Microbiology

The oral microbiota of domestic cats harbors a wide variety of Staphylococcus species with zoonotic potential – Ciro Cesar Rossi – Veterinary Microbiology

The bovine paranasal sinuses: Bacterial flora, epithelial expression of nitric oxide and potential role in the in-herd persistence of respiratory disease pathogens – Gerard M. Murray – PLOS One

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Analysis of microbiota involved in the aged natural fermentation of indigo – Takahiro Okamoto – World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Microbial solvent formation revisited by comparative genome analysis – Anja Poehlein – Biotechnology for Biofuels

Exposure to dairy manure leads to greater antibiotic resistance and increased mass-specific respiration in soil microbial communities – Wepking, C – Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Science

Legal immigrants: invasion of alien microbial communities during winter occurring desert dust storms – Tobias Weil – Microbiome

Characterization of microbial communities during start-up of integrated fixed-film activated sludge (IFAS) systems for the treatment of oil sands process-affected water (OSPW) – Chunkai Huang – Biochemical Engineering Journal

Effects of experimental addition of nitrogen and phosphorus on microbial and metazoan communities in a peatbog – Tomasz Mieczan – European Journal of Protistology

The potential of native species as bioenergy crops on trace-element contaminated Mediterranean lands – Dominquez MT – Sci Total Environment

Linking the Belowground Microbial Composition, Diversity and Activity to Soilborne Disease Suppression and Growth Promotion of Tomato Amended with Biochar – Jaiswal AK – Scientific Reports

Growth and 137Cs uptake and accumulation among 56 Japanese cultivars of Brassica rapa, Brassica juncea and Brassica napus grown in a contaminated field in Fukushima: Effect of inoculation with a Bacillus pumilus strain – Salem Djedidi – Journal of Environmental Radioactivity

Antibiotic mixture effects on growth of the leaf-shredding stream detritivore Gammarus fossarum – Mirco Bundschuh – Ecotoxicology

Microbial community changes during different empty bed residence times and operational fluctuations in an air diffusion reactor for odor abatement – Elisa Rodriguez – Science of the Total Environment

Response of indigenously developed bacterial consortia in progressive degradation of polyvinyl chloride – Mohammad S Anwar – Protoplasma

Water and extremophile microbiome (sea, rivers, lakes, glaciers, permafrost, high-salt)

Conference: Effects of simulated deep-sea mining impacts on microbial communities and functions in the DISCOL experimental area – Vonnahme, T – EU FP7 MIDAS final meeting,

Effects of residual organics in municipal wastewater on hydrogenotrophic denitrifying microbial communities – Wei Xing – Journal of Environmental Sciences

PrePrint: Plasmid DNA analysis of pristine groundwater microbial communities reveal extensive2 presence of metal resistance genes – Ankita Kothari – bioRxiv

Climate, soil and plant functional types as drivers of global fine-root trait variation – Gregoire T. Freschet – Journal of Ecology

Winter ecology of a subalpine grassland: Effects of snow removal on soil respiration, microbial structure and function – Konstantin Gavazov – Science of the Total Environment

Deterministic influences exceed dispersal effects on hydrologically-connected microbiomes – Emily B. Graham – Environmental Microbiology

Review: Microbiome involved in microbial electrochemical systems (MESs): A review – Saratale RG – Chemosphere

Chapter Four – Polar Marine Microorganisms and Climate Change – C. Verde – Advances in Microbial Physiology

The patterns of bacterial community and relationships between sulfate-reducing bacteria and hydrochemistry in sulfate-polluted groundwater of Baogang rare earth tailings – Xinli An – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Characterization of bacterial community associated with phytoplankton bloom in a eutrophic lake in South Norway using 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequence analysis – Niranjan Nitin Parulekar – PLOS One

Food microbiology

Editorial: Inner Workings: Fermented foods offer up a versatile microbial model system – Alla Katsnelson – PNAS

Probiotics / prebiotics

News article: IBS cure? Probiotics could REDUCE irritable bowel syndrome symptoms AND stress – Olivia Lerche – express.co.uk

 Bioinformatics

Applied Metagenomics for Biofuel Development and Environmental Sustainability – Antonio Djalma Nunes Ferraz Junior – Advances of Basic Science for Second Generation Bioethanol from Sugarcane

DEMOGRAPHICS INDUCE EXTINCTION OF DISEASE IN AN SIS MODEL BASED ON CONDITIONAL MARKOV CHAIN – XIAOFENG LUO – Journal of Biological Systems

Inferring interactions in complex microbial communities from nucleotide sequence data and environmental parameters – Yu Shang – PLOS One

Techniques

Comparative analysis of microbial communities during enrichment and isolation of DDT-degrading bacteria by culture-dependent and -independent methods – Beibei Wang – Science of The Total Environment

*How to know the fungi: combining field inventories and DNA-barcoding to document fungal diversity – Camille Truong – New Phytologist

Sampling Strategies for Three-Dimensional Spatial Community Structures in IBD Microbiota Research – Shaocun Zhang – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

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

Ed’s non-microbiology picks (news articles)

First Time Ever: Gene Therapy Reverses Sickle Cell Disease

Earth’s oceans are warming 13% faster than thought, and accelerating

MIT researchers create new form of matter

Gene therapy treats muscle-wasting disease in dogs

World’s oldest plant fossil discovered by student pushes evolution of complex life back 400 million years

 

March 11, 2017

General microbiome

Intestinal dysbiosis in preterm infants preceding necrotizing enterocolitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis – M Pammi – Microbiome

Is the 25 year hepatitis C marathon coming to an end to declare victory? – Khulood T Ahmed – bioRxiv

Natural antimicrobial peptide complexes in the fighting of antibiotic resistant biofilms: Calliphora vicina medicinal maggots – N Gordya – PLoS One

Complement inhibition by Sarcoptes scabiei protects Streptococcus pyogenes – An in vitro study to unravel the molecular mechanisms behind the poorly understood predilection of S. pyogenes to infect mite-induced skin lesions – PM Swe – PLoS Neglected Tropical Disease

CD40-signalling abrogates induction of RORγt+ Treg cells by intestinal CD103+ DCs and causes fatal colitis – C Barthels – Nature Communications

Antioxidant Supplements and Gastrointestinal Diseases: A Critical Appraisal – I Khan – Medical Principles and Practice

 

Human skin microbiome

Prenatal antibiotics and atopic dermatitis among 18-month old children in the Danish National Birth Cohort – S Timm – Clinical and Experimental Allergy

 

Human vaginal microbiome

*Review: Vaginal Microbiome and Its Relationship to Behavior, Sexual Health, and Sexually Transmitted Diseases – FM Lewis – Obstetrics and Gynecology

 

Human gut microbiome

*Review: Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth and Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Bridge between Functional Organic Dichotomy – UC Ghoshal – Gut and Liver

Beyond Digestion: The Pancreas Shapes Intestinal Microbiota and Immunity – H Tilg – Cell Metabolism

Melatonin prevents obesity through modulation of gut microbiota in mice – P Xu – Journal of Pineal Research

 

Animal microbiome

Dynamic changes of the respiratory microbiota and its relationship to fecal and blood microbiota in healthy young cats – Vientós-Plotts AI – PLoS One

A gut reaction: The combined influence of exercise and diet on gastrointestinal microbiota in rats – R Batacan – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Parasitism perturbs the mucosal microbiome of Atlantic Salmon – MS Llewellyn – Scientific Reports

Probiotic efficiency of Bacillus sp. in Labeo rohita challenged by Aeromonas hydrophila: assessment of stress profile, haemato-biochemical parameters and immune responses – A Nandi – Aquaculture Research

 

Plant, root and soil microbiome

Simplified and representative bacterial community of maize roots – B Niu – PNAS

Impact of three different fungicides on fungal epi- and endophytic communities of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) and broad bean (Vicia faba) – R Prior – Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part B

Thermophilic microorganisms in arable land around medieval archaeological sites in Northern Caucasus, Russia: Novel evidence of past manuring practices – E Chernysheva – Geoarchaeology

 

Water and Extremophiles

In situ electrochemical enrichment and isolation of a magnetite-reducing bacterium from a high pH serpentinizing spring – AR Rowe – Environmental Microbiology

Niche specialization of bacteria in permanently ice-covered lakes of the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica – M Kwon – Environmental Microbiology

 

Transcriptomics and Proteomics

A Comprehensive Assessment of the Genetic Determinants in Salmonella Typhimurium for Resistance to Hydrogen Peroxide – Sardar Karash – bioRxiv

 

Techniques

Isolation and concentration of bacteria from blood using microfluidic membraneless dialysis and dielectrophoresis – L D’Amico – Lab on a Chip

A fast small-sample kernel independence test for microbiome community-level association analysis – X Zhan – Biometrics

 

More microbes

Integrative Physiology: At the Crossroads of Nutrition, Microbiota, Animal Physiology, and Human Health – Leulier F – Cell Metabolism

Phage therapy is highly effective against chronic lung infections with Pseudomonas aeruginosa – EM Waters – Thorax

*Review: Recent advances in genetic modification systems for Actinobacteria – Yu Deng – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Meibomian gland disease and the microbiotome: is it time for ocular probiotics? – S Watson – Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology

*ReviewInfection in Organ Transplantation – JA Fishman – American Journal of Transplantation

Azole resistance in Candida albicans from animals: Highlights on efflux pump activity and gene overexpression – MFG Rocha – Mycoses

The Synonymy of the Toxic Dinoflagellates Prorocentrum mexicanum and P. rhathymum and the Description of P. steidingerae sp. nov. (Prorocentrales, Dinophyceae) – F Gomez – Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology

Gut microbiota analysis in rats with methamphetamine-induced conditioned place preference – T Ning – bioRxiv

 

Microbes in news

What is Metagenomics? – Y Smith – News Medical

UCC researchers discover weapon to fight antibiotic resistance – D Ahlstrom – The Irish Times

Community gets an eye-opening lesson in human microbiome and our western lifestyle – C MacDonald – UToday

Microbiome Research Symposia Review: Microbiome and Diseases – J Phelan – Taconic Biosciences

Q&A with Zeus Capital’s Dr Gary Waanders: Live Biotherapeutics & 4D Pharma PLC (LON:DDDD) – A Stone – Directors Talk Interviews

Do You Have the Guts to Perform? Microbial Balance, the Brain and Athletic Performance – SJ Hewlings – Natural Products Insider

New probiotics meant to balance microbial, fungal communities in gut – H Schultz – NUTRAingredients

Google Leads $51M Investment in Startup Tackling Drug-Resistant Bacteria – R Bushey – R & D

Your bacteria-ridden makeup could be the reason you keep getting sick – A Mulvaney – Independent