April 25, 2018

Method for cell-free transcription-translation to characterize nonmodel bacteria, a review of bile acid metabolism by the gut microbiota, altitude affects on the lizard intestinal microbiota.

Events and jobs

Research Applications Programmer – UC San Diego Center for Microbiome Innovation

Pregnancy and early life

Preterm infants have distinct microbiomes not explained by mode of delivery, breastfeeding duration or antibiotic exposure – Cecilie Dahl – International Journal of Epidemiology

Multi-site human microbiome

Bifidobacteria isolated from vaginal and gut microbiomes are indistinguishable by comparative genomics – Aline C Freitas – PLOS ONE

Human skin microbiome

The Skin Commensal Yeast Malassezia globosa Thwarts Bacterial Biofilms to Benefit the Host – Giuseppe Ianiri – Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Human gut microbiome

A repeat offender: recurrent extraintestinal Clostridium difficile infection following fecal microbiota transplantation – Bradley J Gardiner – Anaerobe

Next-Generation Immune Repertoire Sequencing as a Clue to Elucidate the Landscape of Immune Modulation by Host–Gut Microbiome Interactions – Tatsuo Ichinohe – Frontiers in Immunology

Review: Metabolism of hydrogen gases and bile acids in the gut microbiome – Phillip B Hylemon – FEBS Letters

Animal experiments

Beneficial effects of a selected probiotic mixture administered to high fat-fed mice before and after the development of obesity – Marianna Roselli – Journal of Functional Foods

Emodin ameliorates ulcerative colitis by the flagellin-TLR5 dependent pathway in mice – Shuang Luo – International Immunopharmacology

Pre-print: Probiotics enhance susceptibility of mice to cryptosporidiosis – Bruno C M Oliveira – bioRxiv

Review: Using murine colitis models to analyze probiotics–host interactions – Rebeca Martín – FEMS Microbiology Reviews

Dietary Clostridium Butyricum induces a phased shift in fecal microbiota structure and increases the acetic acid-producing bacteria in a weaned piglet model – Jie Zhang – Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Animal microbiome

Changes in intestinal microbiota across an altitudinal gradient in the lizard Phrynocephalus vlangalii – Wenya Zhang – Ecology and Evolution

New York City House Mice (Mus musculus) as Potential Reservoirs for Pathogenic Bacteria and Antimicrobial Resistance Determinants – Simon H Williams – mBio

Glucocorticoids modulate gastrointestinal microbiome in a wild bird – José C Noguera – Royal Society Open Science

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Insights to plant‐microbe interactions provide opportunities to improve resistance breeding against root diseases in grain legumes – Lukas Wille – Plant, Cell & Environment

Rice Phyllosphere Bacillus Species and Their Secreted Metabolites Suppress Aspergillus flavus Growth and Aflatoxin Production In Vitro and in Maize Seeds – Subbaiah Chalivendra – Toxins

Root diameter predicts the extramatrical hyphal exploration distance of the ectomycorrhizal fungal community – Weile Chen – Ecosphere

Isolation and characterization of phosphofungi, and screening of their plant growth-promoting activities – Xiaohui Wang – AMB Express

Plants regulate the effects of experimental warming on the soil microbial community in an alpine scrub ecosystem – Zhiliang Ma – PLOS ONE

Pre-print: Effects of fertilizations on soil bacteria and fungi communities in a degraded arid steppe revealed by high through-put sequencing – Luhua Yao – PeerJ

Water and extremophile microbiome

Life on the edge: active microbial communities in the Kryos MgCl2-brine basin at very low water activity – Lea Steinle – The ISME Journal

Light availability impacts structure and function of phototrophic stream biofilms across domains and trophic levels – Mia M Bengtsson – Molecular Ecology

Bacterial Community in Water and Air of Two Sub-Alpine Lakes in Taiwan – Kshitij Tandon – Microbes and Environments

Microbes in space

Book chapter: The Search for Signatures of Life and Habitability on Planets and Moons of Our Solar System – Oliver Funke – Biological, Physical and Technical Basis of Cell Engineering

Bioinformatics

Phylogenetic Placement of Exact Amplicon Sequences Improves Associations with Clinical Information – Stefan Janssen – mSystems

Pre-print: Fusobacterium genomics using MinION and Illumina sequencing enables genome completion and correction – S Michelle Todd – bioRxiv

Pre-print: FusoPortal: An interactive repository of hybrid MinION-sequenced Fusobacterium genomes improves gene identification and characterization – Blake E Sanders – bioRxiv

Comparison of normalization methods for the analysis of metagenomic gene abundance data – Mariana Buongermino Pereira – BMC Genomics

Pre-print: Accuracy of taxonomy prediction for 16S rRNA and fungal ITS sequences – Robert C Edgar – PeerJ

Pre-print: Natural history bycatch: a pipeline for identifying metagenomic sequences in RADseq data – Iris Holmes – PeerJ

Metabolomics

Exploring the Genetic Landscape of Metabolic Phenotypes with MetaboSignal – Andrea Rodriguez-Martinez – Current Protocols in Bioinformatics

Tissue Multiplatform-Based Metabolomics/Metabonomics for Enhanced Metabolome Coverage – Panagiotis A Vorkas – Metabolic Profiling

Review: Current and future perspectives of functional metabolomics in disease studies–A review – Min Yan – Analytica Chimica Acta

Techniques

Rapid acquisition and model-based analysis of cell-free transcription–translation reactions from nonmodel bacteria – Simon J Moore – PNAS

Pre-print: Impact of DNA sequencing and analysis methods on 16S rRNA gene bacterial community analysis in dairy products – Zhengyao Xue – bioRxiv

Methodological considerations for the identification of choline and carnitine-degrading bacteria in the gut – Eleanor Jameson – Methods

More microbes

Omics and multi-omics approaches to study the biosynthesis of secondary metabolites in microorganisms – Emilia Palazzotto – Current Opinion in Microbiology

Helicobacter pylori the Latent Human Pathogen or an Ancestral Commensal Organism – Jackie Li – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbes in the news

Wiping out the gut microbiome could help with heart failure – ScienceDaily

How bacteria are changing your mood – James Gallagher – BBC News

Drinkers have more bad mouth bacteria, study finds – Susan Scutti – CNN

$11.2 million federal grant to support microorganism and disease research – EurekAlert

A Surprising Way Dogs Are Similar to Humans – Julissa Treviño – Smithsonian

Could Your Diet Be The Cause Of Your Arthritis Pain? – Robert Glatter – Forbes

Growing evidence that probiotics are good for your liver – ScienceDaily

Just being outside can improve your psychological health, and maybe your physical health too – Zoë Schlanger – Quartz

Role of Mosquito Microbiota in Reducing Malaria Transmission – JoAnna Pendergrass – American Veterinarian

A search for some of Earth’s most extreme creatures in the West Coast’s deepest underwater canyon – Amina Khan – Los Angeles Times

How plastic-eating bacteria actually work—a chemist explains – Emily Flashman – Phys.org

Far-red fluorescent silk can kill harmful bacteria as biomedical and environmental remedy – Kayla Wiles – Phys.org

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria cross oceans hidden in cargo ships – Inga Vesper – New Scientist

Fight against Zika, dengue get boost from reliable spread of bacteria – EurekAlert

Microbes on the market

Rebiotix Presents Posters at ECCMID 2018 Highlighting Microbiome Health Index™ Value Potential and RBX2660 Phase 2 Clinical Program Data – PR Newswire

Kaleido Biosciences Announces Appointment of Joshua Brumm as Chief Financial Officer – Citizen Tribune

Science, career, and publishing

Pre-print: Aligning interests: Integrating Citizen Science Efforts into Schools Through Service Requirements – Ginger Tsueng – bioRxiv

Randomly auditing research labs could be an affordable way to improve research quality: A simulation study – Adrian G Barnett – PLOS ONE

Advertisements

April 24, 2018

Today, after a hiatus, we have a new and big digest. Have a good Tuesday!

Gut Or General Microbiome

Editorial: Metagenomics, culturomics, and the human gut microbiota – Sophie Amrane – Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy

Review: Disruptions in gut microbial-host co-metabolism and the development of metabolic disorders – Cynthia Rajani – Clinical Science

Metabolic retroconversion of trimethylamine N-oxide and the gut microbiota – Lesley Hoyles – Microbiome

Review: Factors influencing horizontal gene transfer in the intestine – Ximin Zeng – Animal Health Research Reviews

Commentary: Help, hope and hype: ethical considerations of human microbiome research and applications – Yonghui Ma – Protein & Cell

A System Biology Perspective on Environment-Host-Microbe Interactions – Lianmin Chen – Human Molecular Genetics

Comment on: effects of sleeve gastrectomy on the composition and diurnal oscillation of gut microbiota related to the metabolic improvements – Tammy L.Kindel – Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases

Dietary Interventions to Modulate the Gut Microbiome—How Far Away Are We From Precision Medicine – Francesca De Filippis – Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Targeting the gut microbiome to treat the osteoarthritis of obesity – Eric M. Schott – JCI Insight

Increased prevalence of pathogenic bacteria in the gut microbiota of infants at risk of developing celiac disease: the PROFICEL study – Marta Olivares –  Gut Microbes

Genome sequence and description of Gracilibacillus timonensis sp. nov. strain Marseille-P2481T , a moderate halophilic bacterium isolated from the human gut microflora – Awa Diop – Microbiology Open

Inflammasomes make the case for littermate-controlled experimental design in studying host-microbiota interactions – Michail Mamantopoulos – Gut Microbes

No Significant Association Between the Fecal Microbiome and the Presence of Irritable Bowel Syndrome-type Symptoms in Patients with Quiescent Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Oliver Shutkever –  Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Research Highlight: Microbiome promotes pancreatic cancer – Iain Dickson – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Deciphering human gut microbiota-nutrient interactions: a role for biochemistry – Carina Chittim – Biochemistry

Letter: Defining the Impact of Host Genotypes on Microbiota Composition Requires Meticulous Control of Experimental Variables –  Andy Wullaert – Cell Immunity

Review: Engineered Human Gastrointestinal Cultures to Study the Microbiome and Infectious Diseases – Sarah E.Blutt – Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology

The Role of Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor in the Function of Intestinal Barrier – Milica Vujicic- Scientific Reports

Perspective: Urbanization and the gut microbiota in health and inflammatory bowel disease – Tao Zuo – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology

A systems biology approach to predict and characterize human gut microbial metabolites in colorectal cancer – QuanQiu Wang – Scientific Reports

Review: The human gut microbiota: metabolism and perspective in obesity – Aline Corado Gomes – Gut Microbes

Association between the Dietary Inflammatory Index (DII) and urinary enterolignans and C-reactive protein from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey-2003-2008 – Nitin Shivappa – European Journal of Nutrition

Case Report: The Effect of Fecal Microbiota Transplantation on a Child with Tourette Syndrome – Huijun Zhao – Case Reports in Medicine

Current evidence linking diet to gut microbiota and brain development and function – Florencia Ceppa – International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition

Using standard microbiome reference groups to simplify beta-diversity analyses and facilitate independent validation – Marlena Maziarz – Bioinformatics

Review: Gut microbiota, metabolism and psychopathology: A critical review and novel perspectives – Robin N. Groen – Critical Reviews in Clinical Laboratory Sciences

The Role of Gut Microbiota in Obesity and Type 2 and Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus: New Insights into “Old” Diseases – Igor Alexander Harsch – Medical Sciences

Biogeography and environmental conditions shape bacteriophage-bacteria networks across the human microbiome – Geoffrey D. Hannigan – PLoS Computational Biology

 

Respiratory Microbiome

Prenatal antibiotic exposure and childhood asthma: a population-based study – Keely Loewen – European Respiratory Journal

Impact of gut colonization with butyrate producing microbiota on respiratory viral infection following allo-HCT – Bastiaan W. Haak – Blood

Oropharyngeal and nasopharyngeal decontamination with chlorhexidine gluconate in lung cancer surgery: a randomized clinical trial – Xavier Benoit D’Journo – Intensive Care Medicine

Impact of Long-Term Erythromycin Therapy on the Oropharyngeal Microbiome and Resistance Gene Reservoir in Non-Cystic Fibrosis Bronchiectasis – Jocelyn M. Choo – mSphere

Neonates colonized with pathogenic bacteria in the airways have a low-grade systemic inflammation – Nadia Rahman Fink – Allergy

Next-Generation Immune Repertoire Sequencing as a Clue to Elucidate the Landscape of Immune Modulation by Host–Gut Microbiome Interactions – Tatsuo Ichinohe – Frontiers in Immunology

 

Oral Microbiome

Metagenomic analysis of oral microbiome in young children aged 6‐8 y living in a rural isolated Chinese province – Yuan Xu – Oral Diseases

Microbiota and Metatranscriptome Changes Accompanying the Onset of Gingivitis – Emily M. Nowicki – mBio

Do we treat our patients or rather periodontal microbes with adjunctive antibiotics in periodontal therapy? A 16S rDNA microbial community analysis – Daniel Hagenfeld – PLoS One

The interplay between oral microbiome, lifestyle factors and genetic polymorphisms in the risk of oral squamous cell carcinoma – Jenn-Ren Hsiao – Carcinogenesis

Dynamic Alterations in Salivary Microbiota Related to Dental Caries and Age in Preschool Children With Deciduous Dentition: A 2-Year Follow-Up Study – Lei Xu – Frontiers in Physiology

 

Reproductive / Urinary tract Microbiome

How uterine microbiota might be responsible for a receptive, fertile endometrium – Marilen Benner – Human Reproduction Update

Culturing of female bladder bacteria reveals an interconnected urogenital microbiota – Krystal Thomas-White – Nature Communications

 

Fecal Microbiota Transplant

Editorial: Is fecal microbiota transplantation a temporary patch for treatment of Clostridium difficile infection or a new frontier of therapeutics? – Alexander Khoruts – Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Case Report: ANCA Vasculitis and Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis following a Fecal Microbiota Transplant – Adam Amlani – Case Reports in Rheumatology

Regional variability in fecal microbiota transplantation practices: a survey of the Southern Ontario Fecal Microbiota Transplantation Movement – Susy S. Hota – CMAJ Open

Commentary: Bacteriophage transfer during faecal microbiota transplantation in Clostridium difficile infection is associated with treatment outcome – Blessing O. Anonye – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

Fecal microbiota transplantation reverses antibiotic and chemotherapy-induced gut dysbiosis in mice – Quentin Le Bastard – Scientific Reports

 

Animal Microbiome and Animal Experiments

Evaluation of a therapy for Idiopathic Chronic Enterocolitis in rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) and linked microbial community correlates – Joshua M. Taylor​​ – PeerJ

Comparative analyses of the gut microbiota among three different wild geese species in the genus Anser – Wen Wang – Journal of Basic Microbiology

Exposure to concentrated ambient PM2.5 alters the composition of gut microbiota in a murine model – Wanjun Wang – Particle and Fibre Toxicology

Imidacloprid decreases honey bee survival but does not affect the gut microbiome – Kasie Raymann – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Letter: Bile Acids and the Microbiome in the Cow: Lack of Deoxycholic Acid Hydroxylation – Alan F. Hofmann – Lipids

Akkermansia muciniphila can reduce the damage of gluco/lipotoxicity, oxidative stress, and inflammation and normalize intestine microbiota in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats – Ling Zhang – Pathogens and Disease

The impact of genome variation and diet on the metabolic phenotype and microbiome composition of Drosophila melanogaster – Lisa Jehrke –  Scientific Reports

Fecal microbial composition associated with variation in feed efficiency in pigs depends on diet and sex – Lisanne M G Verschuren – Journal of Animal Science

Discovery of a mcr-1-bearing plasmid in commensal colistin-resistant Escherichia coli from healthy broilers in Faisalabad, Pakistan – Jiali Lv – Virulence

Pre-colonization with the commensal fungus Candida albicans reduces murine susceptibility to Clostridium difficile infection – Laura Markey – Gut Microbes

PCBs-high-fat diet interactions as mediators of gut microbiota dysbiosis and abdominal fat accumulation in female mice – Yulang Chi – Environmental Pollution

Metagenome and Culture-Based Methods Reveal Candidate Bacterial Mutualists in the Southern House Mosquito (Diptera: Culicidae) – Aparna Telang – Journal of Medical Entomology

Polysaccharide of Hericium erinaceus attenuates colitis in C57BL/6 mice via regulation of oxidative stress, inflammation-related signaling pathways and modulating the composition of the gut microbiota – Yilin Ren – The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry

Potent SGLT1/2 Dual Inhibition Improves Glycemic Control Without Marked Gastrointestinal Adaptation or Colonic Microbiota Changes in Rodents – Fuyong Du – Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics

Similarity of the dog and human gut microbiomes in gene content and response to diet – Luis Pedro Coelho – Microbiome

Direct and Indirect Effects of Penguin Feces on Microbiomes in Antarctic Ornithogenic Soils – Yudong Guo – Frontiers in Microbiology

Stem Cell Transcription Factor FoxO Controls Microbiome Resilience in Hydra – Benedikt M. Mortzfeld – Frontiers in Microbiology

The effects of baicalein on cortical pro-inflammatory cytokines and the intestinal microbiome in senescence accelerated mouse prone 8 – Li Gao – ACS Chemical Neuroscience

Biases from different DNA extraction methods in intestine microbiome research based on 16S rDNA sequencing: a case in the koi carp, Cyprinus carpio var. Koi – Zhuoran Han – Microbiology Open

 

Built Environments

A comparison of methods used to unveil the genetic and metabolic pool in the built environment – Cinta Gomez-Silvan – Microbiome

Metabolism and Biodegradation of Spacecraft Cleaning Reagents by Strains of Spacecraft-Associated Acinetobacter – Mogul Rakesh – Astrobiology

 

Pathogen Research

The Critical Role of Zinc in a New Murine Model of Enterotoxigenic  E. coli 1 (ETEC) Diarrhea – DT Bolick  – Infection and Immunity

Review: Effects of antibiotic resistance (AR) and microbiota shifts on Campylobacter jejuni-mediated diseases – Phillip T. Brooks – Animal Health Research Reviews

A quality improvement initiative to reduce necrotizing enterocolitis across hospital systems – Amy T. Nathan – Journal of Perinatology

Quantitative Simulations Predict Treatment Strategies Against Fungal Infections in Virtual Neutropenic Patients – Sandra Timme – Frontiers in Immunology

Review: Helicobacter pylori the Latent Human Pathogen or an Ancestral Commensal Organism – Jackie Li – Frontiers in Microbiology

Heterogeneous ceramide distributions alter spatially resolved growth of Staphylococcus aureus on human stratum corneum – Joseph M. Cleary – Journal of the Royal Society Interface

 

Viruses

Viral Diversity of House Mice in New York City – Simon H. Williams – mBio

Subclinical cytomegalovirus infection associates with altered host immunity, gut microbiota and vaccine responses – Clarissa Santos Rocha – Journal of Virology

 

Antimicrobial Research

Antimicrobial resistance: from basic science to translational innovation – Jun Lin –  Animal Health Research Reviews

 

Plant/Environment Microbiome

Drought delays development of the sorghum root microbiome and enriches for monoderm bacteria – Ling Xu – PNAS

Assessment of toxic impact of metals on proline, antioxidant enzymes, and biological characteristics of Pseudomonas aeruginosa inoculated Cicer arietinum grown in chromium and nickel-stressed sandy clay loam soils – Saima Saif – Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

The first Taxus rhizosphere microbiome revealed by shotgun metagenomic sequencing – Da‐Cheng Hao – Journal of Basic Microbiology

Exposure to nanoplastics disturbs the gut microbiome in the soil oligochaete Enchytraeus crypticus – Bo-Kai Zhu – Environmental Pollution

Comparative Microbiome Analysis of a Fusarium Wilt Suppressive Soil and a Fusarium Wilt Conducive Soil From the Châteaurenard Region – Katarzyna Siegel-Hertz – Frontiers in Microbiology

 

Food Microbes

Towards better microbial safety of fresh produce: Chlorophyllin-based photosensitization for microbial control of foodborne pathogens on cherry tomatoes – Egle Paskeviciute – Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology

Metaproteomics of Microbiota in Naturally Fermented Soybean Paste, Da‐jiang – Ping Zhang – Journal of Food Science

 

Drugs, Beneficial Microbes and Compounds

Age-Related Changes in the Natural Killer Cell Response to Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Are Not Influenced by a Synbiotic: a Randomised Controlled Trial – Agnieszka Przemska-Kosicka – Frontiers in Immunology

4G-β-D-galactosylsucrose as a prebiotics may improve underweight in inpatients with schizophrenia – Takahiko Nagamine – Nihon Shokuhin Men’eki Gakkai

An approach on the potential use of probiotics in the treatment of skin conditions: acne and atopic dermatitis – Vitória H. M. Mottin – International Journal of Dermatology

Effects of Prebiotic Fiber Xylooligosaccharide in Adenine induced Nephropathy in Mice – Jieping Yang – Molecular Nutrition and Food Research

Anti-inflammatory effect of multistrain probiotic formulation (L. rhamnosus, B. lactis, and B. longum) – Marzia Sichetti – Nutrition

A combination of Lactobacillus mali APS1 and dieting improved the efficacy of obesity treatment via manipulating gut microbiome in mice – Yung-Tsung Chen – Scientific Reports

The Potential Effect of Chinese Herbal Formula Hongqijiangzhi Fang in Improving NAFLD: Focusing on NLRP3 Inflammasome and Gut Microbiota – Shu Liang – Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Cationic amphiphilic bolaamphiphile-based delivery of antisense oligonucleotides provides a potentially microbiome sparing treatment for C. difficile – Arun K. Sharma – The Journal of Antibiotics

A probiotic modulates the microbiome and immunity in multiple sclerosis – Stephanie K. Tankou – Annals of Neurology

Comprehensive comparison of polysaccharides from Ganoderma lucidum and G. sinense: chemical, antitumor, immunomodulating and gut-microbiota modulatory properties – Li-Feng Li – Scientific Reports

Anti-diabetic mechanism of dietary polysaccharides based on their gastrointestinal functions – Jie-Lun Hu – Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

The Effects of Synbiotic Supplementation on Body Mass Index, Metabolic and Inflammatory Biomarkers, and Appetite in Patients with Metabolic Syndrome: A Triple-Blind Randomized Controlled Trial – Samira Rabiei – Journal of Dietary Supplements

 

Bioinformatics and Methods

MEGAN-LR: new algorithms allow accurate binning and easy interactive exploration of metagenomic long reads and contigs – Daniel H. Huson – Biology Direct

KDiamend: a package for detecting key drivers in a molecular ecological network of disease – Mengxuan Lyu – BMC Systems Biology

ViDiT-CACTUS: an inexpensive and versatile library preparation and sequence analysis method for virus discovery and other microbiology applications – Joost Theo Petra Verhoeven – Canadian Journal of Microbiology

Phylogenomic Analysis of β-Lactamase in Archaea and Bacteria Enables the Identification of Putative New Members – Vivek Keshri – Genome Biology and Evolution

 

16 April, 2018

Today’s digest is packed with exciting research on links between gut microbiome and bone generation/development, also an interesting approach to fecal metabolome sampling

Gut Microbiome

Gut Microbiome and Bone.Ibáñez L. Joint Bone Spine

The protective effect of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium as the gut microbiota members against chronic urticaria.Rezazadeh A. International Immonopharmacology

Exposure to the gut microbiota drives distinct methylome and transcriptome changes in intestinal epithelial cells during postnatal development.Pan WH. Genome Medicine

Fecal Microbiome

Restoration of short chain fatty acid and bile acid metabolism following fecal microbiota transplantation in patients with recurrent Clostridium difficile infection.Seekatz AM. Anaerobe

Clostridium difficile stool shedding in infants hospitalized in two neonatal intensive care units is lower than previous point prevalence estimates using molecular diagnostic methods.Hines AG. BMC Pediatrics

 

Plant, Soil, and Water Microbiome

Metataxonomy and functionality of wood-tar degrading microbial consortia.Brusetti L. Journal of Hazardous Materials

In situ microbiota distinguished primary anthropogenic stressor in freshwater sediments.Xie Y. Environmental Pollution

Biogas production and microbial community properties during anaerobic digestion of corn stover at different temperatures.Liu C. Bioresource Technology

Cadmium exposure and <i>Sedum alfredii</i> planting interactions shape the bacterial community in rhizosphere of the hyperaccumulator plant. Hou D. Applied Environmental Microbiology

Animal Experiments and Microbiome

The effect of resistant starch (RS) on the bovine rumen microflora and isolation of RS-degrading bacteria. Jung DH. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Comparative biogeography of the gut microbiome between Jinhua and Landrace pigs.Xiao Y. Scientific Reports

Changes in the Rumen Epithelial Microbiota and Host Gene Expression of Cattle in Response to Alterations in Dietary Carbohydrate Composition.Petri RM. Applied Environmental Microbiology

Preprint

Mercury methylating microbial communities of boreal forest soils

Jingying Xu. bioRxiv

Techniques

Rat Fecal Metabolomics-Based Analysis.Deda O. Methods in Molecular Biology: Metabolic Profiling

Correction

Correction: <i>’Microbes in sport’ -The potential role of the gut microbiota in athlete health and performance</i>.British Journal of Sports Medicine

April 5, 2018

Of note today: An evaluation of multi-site human microbiome temporal stability over six months; The impacts of 1,000 non-antibiotic drugs on the in vitro gut microbiome; Caspase-1 might modulate the relationship between stress, the gut microbiome, inflammation and depressive-like behaviour in mice; And the impact of warming on the Antarctic soil microbiome

Events and jobs

Community Sequencing Scientists, Indigo, Boston MA

*****************************

General microbiome

Review: No effects without causes: the Iron Dysregulation and Dormant Microbes hypothesis for chronic, inflammatory diseases – Douglas B. Kell – Biological Review

Review: Environmental microbiology to the rescue of planet Earth – Víctor de Lorenzo – Environmental Microbiology

Multi-site human microbiome

*Quantification of Human Microbiome Stability over Six Months: Implications for Epidemiologic Studies – Rashmi Sinha – American Journal of Epidemiology

Review: Of genes and microbes: solving the intricacies in host genomes – Jun Wang – Protein & Cell

Human gut microbiome

Review: Serotonin as a Link Between the Gut-Brain-Microbiome Axis in Autism Spectrum Disorders – Narek Israelyan – Pharmacological Research

The Intestinal Microbiome Influences the Response of Cancers to PD-1–Based Immunotherapy: Might Fecal Transplantation Become Part of Cancer Therapy? – Paolo Biancheri – Gastroenterology

*Extensive impact of non-antibiotic drugs on human gut bacteria – Lisa Maier – Nature

Investigating Colonization of the Healthy Adult Gastrointestinal Tract by Fungi – Thomas A. Auchtung – mSphere

Vitamin D administration leads to a shift of the intestinal bacterial composition in Crohn’s Disease patients, but not in healthy controls – Holger Schäffler – Journal of Digestive Diseases

*****************************

Animal experiments

*The inflammasome and the microbiota-gut-brain axis – Ma-Li Wong – Neurology, Psychiatry and Brain Research

Exposure to Formaldehyde Perturbs the Mouse Gut Microbiome – Junhui Guo – Genes

Effect of prenatal administration of low dose antibiotics on gut microbiota and body fat composition of newborn mice – Ayumi Yoshimoto – Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition

The Vibrio cholerae type VI secretion system can modulate host intestinal mechanics to displace gut bacterial symbionts – Savannah L. Logan – PNAS

Microbes vs. chemistry in the origin of the anaerobic gut lumen – Elliot S. Friedman – PNAS

Animal microbiome

Gastrointestinal microbial community changes in Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) exposed to crude oil – Andrea Bagi – BMC Microbiology

Review: Host-microbe interactions in octocoral holobionts – recent advances and perspectives – Jeroen A. J. M. van de Water – BMC Microbiome

Effect of live yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae (Actisaf Sc 47) supplementation on the performance and hindgut microbiota composition of weanling pigs – T. G. Kiros – Scientific Reports

Metatranscriptomics profile of the gill microbial community during Bathymodiolus azoricus aquarium acclimatization at atmospheric pressure – Inês Barros – AIMS Microbiology

Metagenomic analysis of bat guano samples revealed the presence of viruses potentially carried by insects, among others by Apis mellifera in Hungary – Zana Brigitta –  Acta Veterinaria Hungarica

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Microbial community responses to modern environmental and past climatic conditions in Omongwa pan, western Kalahari: A paired 16S rRNA gene profiling and lipid biomarker approach – S. Genderjahn – Biogeosciences

Microbial communities inhabiting the fairy ring of Floccularia luteovirens and isolation of potential mycorrhiza helper bacteria – Rui Xing – Journal of Basic Microbiology

*Passive warming effect on soil microbial community and humic substance degradation in maritime Antarctic region – Dockyu Kim – Journal of Basic Microbiology

Effect of temperature on bacterial community in petroleum hydrocarbon-contaminated and uncontaminated Antarctic soil – C. W. Chong – Polar Biology

Variations of bacterial community diversity within the rhizosphere of three phylogenetically related perennial shrub plant species across environmental gradients – Xiaofan Na – Frontiers in Microbiology

Agromyces mangrovi sp. nov., a novel actinobacterium isolated from the rhizosphere of a mangrove – Moriyuki Hamada – Archives of Microbiology

Isolation, characterization and comparative analysis of plant-associated bacteria for suppression of soil-borne diseases of field-grown groundnut in Vietnam – C.N. Le – Biological Control

Microbial Decomposer Dynamics: Diversity and Functionality Investigated through a Transplantation Experiment in Boreal Forests – Alessia Bani – Microbial Ecology

Investigation of the core microbiome in main soil types from the East European plain – Elizaveta V. Pershina – Science of The Total Environment

Water and extremophile microbiome

Rare unclassified 16S rRNA operational taxonomic units from the uncharted Engaño Bay (Argentinean Patagonia) – Andrea Y. Calvo – Canadian Journal of Microbiology

Review: Extremophilic yeasts: the toughest yeasts around? – Pietro Buzzini – Yeast

Neptunicoccus sediminis gen. nov., sp. nov., a member of the family Rhodobacteraceae isolated from the Yellow Sea – Yan-Jiao Zhang – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Responses of stream microbes to multiple anthropogenic stressors in a mesocosm study – Julia K. Nuy – Science of The Total Environment

*Evidence for selective bacterial community structuring on microplastics – Martin Ogonowski – Environmental Microbiology

Microbial Ecology

In vitro co-cultures of human gut bacterial species as predicted from co-occurrence network analysis – Promi Das – PLOSone

Review: What will it take to understand the ecology of symbiotic microorganisms? – Angela E Douglas – Environmental Microbiology

Built environment

Fungi-induced paint deterioration and air contamination in the Assiut University hospital, Egypt – Ismail R. Abdel-Rahim – Indoor and Buility Environment

*****************************

Probiotics / prebiotics

Lactobacilli and lactoferrin: Biotherapeutic effects for vaginal health – Lucia Bertuccini – Journal of Functional Foods

The viability of probiotics in water, breast milk, and infant formula – Claire Watkins – European Journal of Pediatrics

Bioinformatics

Constructing Lightweight And Flexible Pipelines Using Plugin-Based Microbiome Analysis (PluMA) – Trevor Cickovski – Bioinformatics

Numerical analyses of intestinal microbiota by data mining – Toshio Kobayashi – Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition

Waste and Pollution

Low-dissolved-oxygen nitrification in tropical sewage: an investigation on potential, performance and functional microbial community – S. W. How – Water Science and Technology

Techniques

Visualization of Microbiota in Tick Guts by Whole-Mount In Situ Hybridization – Caitlin E. Moss – Jove

*****************************

Microbes in the news

Phage-host interactions are more complicated than most laboratory studies suggest – Phys.org

 

April 3, 2018

Human Microbiome

Non-Ischemic Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction Is Associated With Altered Intestinal Microbiota – Themistoklis Katsimichas – Circulation Journal

The impact of antibiotics on the Intestinal microbiota needs to be re-defined in order to optimize the antibiotic usage – Bryan Coburn – Clinical Microbiology and Infection

The direct and indirect association of cervical microbiota with the risk of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia – Chaoting Zhang – Cancer Medicine

Review: The use of probiotics in different phases of diverticular disease – Veronica Ojetti – Reviews on Recent Clinical Trials

Fecal microbiota transplantation and its potential therapeutic uses in gastrointestinal disorders – Ryan D. Heath – Northern clinics of Istanbul

Dysbiosis of the salivary microbiota in pediatric-onset primary sclerosing cholangitis and its potential as a biomarker – Kentaro Iwasawa – Scientific Reports

Microbiota Composition May Predict Anti-Tnf Alpha Response in Spondyloarthritis Patients: an Exploratory Study – Thomas Bazin – Scientific Reports

Research Highlight: Obesity: ANGPTL4 — the link binding obesity and glucose intolerance – Alan Morris – Nature Reviews Endocrinology

Influence of intrauterine administration of Lactobacillus buchneri on reproductive performance and pro-inflammatory endometrial mRNA expression of cows with subclinical endometritis – S. Peter – Scientific Reports

Review: Overview of Current Concepts in Gastric Intestinal Metaplasia and Gastric Cancer – David S. Jencks – Gastroenterology & Hepatology

 

Animal Microbiome

Psychoneuroimmunology and immunopsychiatry of zebrafish – Murilo S.de Abreu – Psychoneuroendocrinology

Regulation of growth, intestinal microbiota, non-specific immune response and disease resistance of sea cucumber Apostichopus japonicus (Selenka) in biofloc systems – Jinghua Chen – Fish & Shellfish Immunology

Loss of microRNA-21 Influences the Gut Microbiota Causing Reduced Susceptibility in a Murine Model of Colitis – Daniel G W Johnston – Journal of Crohn’s and Colitis

Influence of Long-Term Feeding Antibiotics on the Gut Health of Zebrafish – Zhou Li – Zebrafish

Effects of Intestinal Microbiota on Brain Development in Humanized Gnotobiotic Mice – Jing Lu – Scientific Reports

Long-term Western diet fed apolipoprotein E-deficient rats exhibit only modest early atherosclerotic characteristics – Ida Rune – Scientific Reports

 

Methods

Guided Protocol for Fecal Microbial Characterization by 16S rRNA-Amplicon Sequencing – Ayelet Di Segni – Journal Of Visualized Experiments (It includes a video)

 

Food Microbes

Tetracycline resistance in lactobacilli isolated from Serbian traditional raw milk cheeses – Tijana Ledina – Journal of Food Science and Technology

 

Pathogens

Case Report: Successful Fecal Microbiota Transplantation in a Patient with Severe Complicated Clostridium difficile Infection after Liver Transplantation – Schneider K.M. – Case Reports in Gastroenterology

Review: Significance of Streptococcus gallolyticus subsp. gallolyticus Association With Colorectal Cancer – Ewa Pasquereau-Kotula – Frontiers in Microbiology

Review: Helicobacter pylori the Latent Human Pathogen or an Ancestral Commensal Organism – Jackie Li –  Frontiers in Microbiology

Fungi-Induced Upper and Lower Respiratory Tract Allergic Diseases: One Entity – Aleksandra Barac – Frontiers in Microbiology

Genetic and Virulent Difference Between Pigmented and Non-pigmented Staphylococcus aureus – Jing Zhang – Frontiers in Microbiology

 

Environmental Microbes

Exploring Biogeochemistry and Microbial Diversity of Extant Microbialites in Mexico and Cuba – Patricia M. Valdespino-Castillo – Frontiers in Microbiology

Direct and Indirect Effects of Penguin Feces on Microbiomes in Antarctic Ornithogenic Soils – Yudong Guo – Frontiers in Microbiology

 

Other

Combination of peracetic acid and ultrasound reduces Salmonella Typhimurium on fresh lettuce (Lactuca sativa L. var. crispa) – Luiza Oliveira Silveira – Journal of Food Science and Technology

Recent advances in the physiopathology of IgA nephropathy – Renato C. Monteiro – Néphrologie & Thérapeutique

 

March 30, 2018

In today’s digest you can read a perspective on the social network of microorganisms by Karsten Zengler, a paper on relationship between HIV-1 infection and chronic periodontitis by Tábata Larissa, a paper on sponges-cyanobacteria associations – a global diversity overview by Despoina Konstantinou and/or for an easier read check the report on bacteria in rubber duckies in our ‘News’ section. Enjoy!

Jobs

PhD position Ecology and Evolution of Microbial Infectious Ecosystems, University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands

Research Assistant-Post Doc, Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences, Krems, Austria

Post-doctoral opportunity at Weill Cornell in New York City, NY, USA

Post Doc Position for Genetic Engineering to Improve Microbial Soluble Expression, BOKU, Vienna, Austria

General microbiome

Perspective: The social network of microorganisms — how auxotrophies shape complex communities – Karsten Zengler – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Intracellular signaling through the comRS system in Streptococcus mutans genetic competence – Simon A.M. Underhill – bioRxiv

Ecological Insights from the Evolutionary History of Microbial Innovations – Mario E Muscarella – bioRxiv

Probing the metabolism of microorganisms – Stilianos Louca – Science

Human respiratory microbiome

Review: Streptococcus pneumoniae: transmission, colonization and invasion – Jeffrey N. Weiser – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Oral microbiome

Relationship between human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) infection and chronic periodontitis – Tábata Larissa – Expert Review of Clinical Immunology

Alterations in the oral microbiome in HIV-infected participants after ART administration are influenced by immune status –  Rachel M. Presti – AIDS

Human gut microbiome

A feasibility study: association between gut microbiota enterotype and antibody response to seasonal trivalent influenza vaccine in adults – Nick Shortt – Clinical and Translational Immunology

Gut microbiota varies by opioid use, circulating leptin and oxytocin in African American men with diabetes and high burden of chronic disease – Elena Barengolts – PLOS One

Variations in gut microbiota and fecal metabolic phenotype associated with Fenbendazole and Ivermectin Tablets by 16S rRNA gene sequencing and LC/MS-based metabolomics in Amur tiger – Fengping He – Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications

Single Sampling Versus Multiple Testing Strategy to Assess Gut Microbiota Composition: Does It Matter? – T. G. J. de Meij – Current Microbiology

Scaling Safe Access to Fecal Microbiota Transplantation: Past, Present, and Future – Pratik Panchal – Current Gastroenterology Reports

Fecal Microbiome Among Nursing Home Residents with Advanced Dementia and Clostridium difficile – Rafael Araos – Digestive Diseases and Sciences

Intestinal Metagenomes and Metabolomes in Healthy Young Males: Inactivity and Hypoxia Generated Negative Physiological Symptoms Precede Microbial Dysbiosis – Robert Šket – Frontiers in  Physiology

Intestinal Microbiota Influences Non-intestinal Related Autoimmune Diseases – Maria C. Opazo – Frontiers in Microbiology

Third-party fecal microbiota transplantation following allo-HCT reconstitutes microbiome diversity – Zachariah DeFilipp – Blood Advances

Animal experiments 

Ecological Restoration of Antibiotic-Disturbed Gastrointestinal Microbiota in Foregut and Hindgut of Cows – Shoukun Ji – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

Effect of live yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae (Actisaf Sc 47) supplementation on the performance and hindgut microbiota composition of weanling pigs – T. G. Kiros – Scientific Reports

Oral Antibiotic Treatment of Mice Exacerbates the Disease Severity of Multiple Flavivirus Infections – Larissa B. Thackray – Cell Reports

Animal microbiome 

Investigation of the seasonal microbiome of Anopheles coluzzii mosquitoes in Mali – Benjamin J. Krajacich – PLOS One

A Lethal Fungus Infects the Chinese White Wax Scale Insect and Causes Dramatic Changes in the Host Microbiota – Tao Sun – Scientific Reports

Widespread Elevational Occurrence of Antifungal Bacteria in Andean Amphibians Decimated by Disease: A Complex Role for Skin Symbionts in Defense Against Chytridiomycosis – Alessandro Catenazzi – Frontiers in Microbiology

Skin Microbiomes of California Terrestrial Salamanders Are Influenced by Habitat More Than Host Phylogeny – Alicia K. Bird – Frontiers in Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Insights into microbial communities mediating the bioremediation of hydrocarbon-contaminated soil from an Alpine former military site – José A. Siles – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Endophytic bacterial microbiome associated with leaves of genetically modified (AtAREB1) and conventional (BR 16) soybean plants – Katiúscia Kelli Montanari-Coelho – World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Response of Nitrifier and Denitrifier Abundance and Microbial Community Structure to Experimental Warming in an Agricultural Ecosystem – Tatoba R. Waghmode – Frontiers in Microbiology

Bacterial diversity and community structure in the rhizosphere of four Ferula species – Xiuling Wang – Scientific Reports

Water and extremophile microbiome

Sponges-Cyanobacteria associations: Global diversity overview and new data from the Eastern Mediterranean – Despoina Konstantinou – PLOS One

Seasonal variation in the bacterial community composition of a large estuarine reservoir and response to cyanobacterial proliferation – Zheng Xu – Chemosphere

Assessment of Fecal Indicator Bacteria and Potential Pathogen Co-Occurrence at a Shellfish Growing Area – Andrew K. Leight – Frontiers in Microbiology

Diversity and Contributions to Nitrogen Cycling and Carbon Fixation of Soil Salinity Shaped Microbial Communities in Tarim Basin – Min Ren – Frontiers in Microbiology

Carrying Capacity and Colonization Dynamics of Curvibacter in the Hydra Host Habitat – Tanita Wein – Frontiers in Microbiology

Transcriptomic and Ectoine Analysis of Halotolerant Nocardiopsis gilva YIM 90087T Under Salt Stress – Jian Han –  Frontiers in Microbiology

Cultivation and genomics of the first freshwater SAR11 (LD12) isolate – Michael W. Henson – The ISME Journal

Metabolic Adaptation of Methanogens in Anaerobic Digesters Upon Trace Element Limitation – Babett Wintsche – Frontiers in Microbiology

Phages and viruses

Review: Autophagy during viral infection — a double-edged sword – Younho Choi – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Viruses in the environment – presence and diversity of bacteriophage and enteric virus populations in the Umhlangane River, Durban, South Africa – Veronna Marie – Journal of Water and Health

Kinetic Modeling of Virus Growth in Cells – John Yin – Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews

Bioinformatics

EzMap: a simple pipeline for reproducible analysis of the human virome – Patrick Czeczko  – Bioinformatics

Techniques

Reproducibility and repeatability of six high-throughput 16S rDNA sequencing protocols for microbiota profiling – Sajan C.Raju – Journal of Microbiological Methods

Mapping bacteria on filter membranes, an innovative SERS approach – SiyueGao – Journal of Microbiological Methods

Comparison of a newly developed binary typing with ribotyping and multilocus sequence typing methods for Clostridium difficile – Zhirong Li  – Journal of Microbiological Methods

Rapid detection of Klebsiella pneumoniae, Klebsiella oxytoca, Raoultella ornithinolytica and other related bacteria in food by lateral-flow test strip immunoassays – Tatsuya Tominaga –  Journal of Microbiological Methods

Detection of different classes of carbapenemases: Adaptation and assessment of a phenotypic method applied to Enterobacteriaceae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter baumannii, and proposal of a new algorithm – Guillaume Gautier – Journal of Microbiological Methods

Rapid detection of carbapenemase-producing Acinetobacter baumannii and carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae using a bioluminescence-based phenotypic method – Vincent van Almsick – Journal of Microbiological Methods

A quest to find good primers for gene expression analysis of Candida albicans from clinical samples – Gabriela C.Alonso – Journal of Microbiological Methods

Microbes in the news 

The inside of rubber duckies are full of bacteria. You don’t seem surprised

Strings of electron-carrying proteins may hold the secret to ‘electric bacteria’

Researchers develop model to show how bacteria grow in plumbing systems

Harvard scientists uncover an exploitable Achilles’ heel common to most bacteria

Altering Gut Microbiome May Increase Resistance to C. difficile infection

Our Own Microbiome Might Be Triggering The Autoimmune Disease Lupus

March 29, 2018

Of special note today: gut microbiota species expressing orthologs of human Ro60 might be involved in triggering and sustaining chronic autoimmunity in lupus; The portal vein blood microbiome in patients with liver cirrhosis; A randomized clinical study suggests dietary promotion of short chain fatty acid producing gut microbes as an effective treatment for type 2 diabetes; and the sexual dimorphism of root, flower and leaf microbiomes in the wild strawberry plant

Events and jobs

Clinical Laboratory Technologist IV (SL-1), Microbiology Laboratory – Stony Brook University – NY

*****************************

General microbiome

Review: Discovering antibiotics from the global microbiome – Yick Chong Lam – Nature Microbiology

Pregnancy and early life

Review: Milk Glycans and Their Interaction with the Infant-Gut Microbiota – Nina Kirmiz – Annual Review of Food Science and Technology

Multi-site human microbiome

*Commensal orthologs of the human autoantigen Ro60 as triggers of autoimmunity in lupus – Teri M. Greiling – Science Translational Medicine

Human nearly-sterile sites

*Circulating microbiome in blood of different circulatory compartments – Robert Schierwagen – BMJ Blood

Human gut microbiome

*Gut bacteria selectively promoted by dietary fibers alleviate type 2 diabetes – Liping Zhao – Science

Review: Impact of dietary compounds on cancer-related gut microbiota and microRNA – Muhammad Shahid Riaz Rajoka – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Review: Influence of Altered Gut Microbiota Composition on Aging and Aging-Related Diseases – Jeonghyun Choi – Journal of Lifestyle Medicine

Review: Gut microbiome modulates efficacy of immune checkpoint inhibitors
Ming Yi – Journal of Hematology & Oncology

Protocol: Wisconsin microbiome study, a cross-sectional investigation of dietary fibre, microbiome composition and antibiotic-resistant organisms: rationale and methods  – Shoshannah Eggers – BMJ Journal

*****************************

Animal experiments

MicroRNA-146a Deficiency Protects against Listeria monocytogenes Infection by Modulating the Gut Microbiota – Chong-Tao Du – International Journal of Molecular Sciences

Loss of microRNA-21 Influences the Gut Microbiota Causing Reduced Susceptibility in a Murine Model of Colitis – Daniel G W Johnston – Journal of Crohn’s and Colitis

Towards an Integrative Understanding of tRNA Aminoacylation–Diet–Host–Gut Microbiome Interactions in Neurodegeneration – Elena L. Paley – Nutrients

Resilience of small intestinal beneficial bacteria to the toxicity of soybean oil fatty acids – Sara C Di Rienzi – eLife

Animal microbiome

Assessment of microbiome changes after rumen transfaunation: implications on improving feed efficiency in beef cattle – Mi Zhou – BMC Microbiology

Seasonal and algal diet-driven patterns of the digestive microbiota of the European abalone Haliotis tuberculata, a generalist marine herbivore – Angélique Gobet – BMC Microbiology

Diverse laboratory colonies of Aedes aegypti harbor the same adult midgut bacterial microbiome – Laura B. Dickson – BMC Parasites & Vectors

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

*The effects of host species and sexual dimorphism differ among root, leaf and flower microbiomes of wild strawberries in situ – Na Wei – Scientific Reports

The potential of plant microbiota in reducing postharvest food loss – Franziska Buchholz – Microbial Biotechnology

Root microbiota shift in rice correlates with resident time in the field and developmental – Jingying Zhang – Science China Life Sciences

Microbial Ecology

Allometry and Ecology of the Bilaterian Gut Microbiome – Scott Sherrill-Mix – mBio

Preprint: Changes in the genetic requirements for microbial interactions with increasing community complexity – Manon Morin – bioRxiv

Built environment

Drinking water microbiome assembly induced by water stagnation – Fangqiong Ling – The ISME Journal

Food microbiology

Constraint-based modeling in microbial food biotechnology – Martin H. Rau – Biochemical Society Transactions

Characterization of microbial community structure and metabolic potential using Illumina MiSeq platform during the black garlic processing – Zhichang Qiu – Food Research International

Guidance on the characterisation of microorganisms used as feed additives or as production organisms – EFSA Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP) – EFSA Journal

*****************************

Probiotics / prebiotics

Probiotic treatment reduces the autistic-like excitation/inhibition imbalance in juvenile hamsters induced by orally administered propionic acid and clindamycin – Afaf El-Ansary – Metabolic Brain Disease

Review: A review of probiotic supplementation in healthy adults: helpful or hype? – Saman Khalesi – European Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Fecal Transplants

Effect of Vegan Fecal Microbiota Transplantation on Carnitine‐ and Choline‐Derived Trimethylamine‐N‐Oxide Production and Vascular Inflammation in Patients With Metabolic Syndrome – Loek P. Smits – Journal of the American Heart Association

Bioinformatics

Review: Exploring Linkages between Taxonomic and Functional Profiles of the Human Microbiome – Morgan G. I. Langille – mSystems

Techniques

Hybridization capture reveals microbial diversity missed using current profiling methods – Cyrielle Gasc – BMC Microbiology

*****************************

Microbes in the news

Just passing through: fungi not part of the gut – Fungus species don’t play a role in healthy human microbiomes – Andrew Masterson – Cosmos

Plants, fungi and bacteria work together to clean polluted land – Genetic analysis shows microbial interactions help fast-growing trees break down petrochemical pollutants in soil – Science Daily

Bacteria and Art

Art and biology students participate in creative collaboration – Sierra Guardiola – The Ithacan