July 23, 2017

General microbiome

Systems biology of lactic acid bacteria: For food and thought – Bas Teusink, Current Opinion in Systems Biology

Insights into the red algae and eukaryotic evolution from the genome of Porphyra umbilicalis (Bangiophyceae, Rhodophyta) – Susan H. Brawley, PNAS

Parasite Microbiome Project: Systematic Investigation of Microbiome Dynamics within and across Parasite-Host Interactions – Nolwenn M. Dheilly, mSystems

Human respiratory microbiome

Airway microbiota signals anabolic and catabolic remodeling in the transplanted lung – Stéphane Mouraux, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Human skin microbiome

The Skin Microbiome of Cohabiting Couples – Ashley A. Ross, mSystems

Human oral microbiome

Metabolic Fingerprints from the Human Oral Microbiome Reveal a Vast Knowledge Gap of Secreted Small Peptidic Molecules – Anna Edlund, mSystems

Human gut microbiome

Sequencing the gut metagenome as a non-invasive diagnosis for advanced nonalcoholic steatohepatitis – Lixin Zhu, Hepatology

Molecular Characterization of the Human Stomach Microbiota in Gastric Cancer Patients – Guoqin Yu, Frontiers in Microbiology

Inulin-type fructans and whey protein both modulate appetite but only fructans alter gut microbiota in adults with overweight/obesity: a randomized controlled trial – Raylene A. Reimer, Molecular Research and Food Research

Incomplete metabolism of phytoestrogens by gut microbiota from children under the age of three – Pilar Gaya, International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition

Animal experiments

An In Vitro Chicken Gut Model Demonstrates Transfer of a Multidrug Resistance Plasmid from Salmonella to Commensal Escherichia coli – Roderick M. Card, mBio

Maternally-transmitted microbiota affects odor emission and preference in Drosophila larva – Jean-Pierre Farine, Scientific Reports

Burn Injury Leads to Increase in Relative Abundance of Opportunistic Pathogens in the Rat Gastrointestinal Microbiome – Guangtao Huang, Scientific Reports

Linking Sex Differences in Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease to Bile Acid Signaling, Gut Microbiota, and High Fat Diet  – John Y.L. Chiang, The American Journal of Pathology

Early-life disruption of amphibian microbiota decreases later-life resistance to parasites – Sarah A. Knutie, Nature Communication

In vitro characteristics of an Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) hind gut microbial community in relation to different dietary treatments – Kamarul Zaman Zarkasia,  Research in Microbiology

Effects of coconut oil on glycemia, inflammation, and urogenital microbial parameters in female Ossabaw mini-pigs – Annie E. Newell-Fugate, PLoS ONE

Effect of acute ozone exposure on the lung metabolomes of obese and lean mice – Joel Andrew Mathews, PLoS ONE

Animal microbiome

Skin Bacterial Community Reorganization Following Metamorphosis of the Fire-Bellied Toad (Bombina orientalis) – Arnaud Bataille, Microbial Ecology

Inferring microbial interactions in thermophilic and mesophilic anaerobic digestion of hog waste – Grace Tzun-Wen Shaw, PLoS ONE

Ninety-nine de novo assembled genomes from the moose (Alces alces) rumen microbiome provide new insights into microbial plant biomass degradation – Olov Svartström, ISME

Genome Sequences of Two Shewanella spp. Isolated from the Gut of the Sea Cucumber Apostichopus japonicus (Selenka, 1867) – Hyun-Hee Hong, Genome Anouncements

Feather-Degrading Bacteria: Their Biochemical and Genetic Characteristics – Paweł Kowalczyk, Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

The tree species matters: Belowground carbon input and utilization in the myco-rhizosphere – Janine Sommera, European Journal of Soil Biology

Soil bacterial community response to vegetation succession after fencing in the grassland of China – Quanchao Zeng, Science of The Total Environment

Drought Stress Results in a Compartment-Specific Restructuring of the Rice Root-Associated Microbiomes – Christian Santos-Medellín, mBio

Improved grain yield of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) under water deficit after inoculation with Bradyrhizobium elkaniiand Rhizophagus irregularis – Rui S. Oliveira, Crop and Pasture Science

Understanding the holobiont: the interdependence of plants and their microbiome – Carmen Sánchez-Cañizares, Current Opinion in Microbiology

Pseudomonas fluorescens R68 assisted enhancement in growth and fertilizer utilization of Amaranthus tricolor (L.) – C. Jimtha John, 3Biotech

Ecological guild and enzyme activities of rhizosphere soil microbial communities associated with Bt-maize cultivation under field conditions in North West Province of South Africa – Deidré A. B. van Wyk, Journal of Basic Microbiology

A genomic perspective on stoichiometric regulation of soil carbon cycling – Wyatt H Hartman, ISME

The rhizosphere microbiome of burned holm-oak: potential role of the genus Arthrobacter in the recovery of burned soils – Antonio J. Fernández-González, Scientific Reports

Biological control of potential antagonistic bacteria isolates to restrict Magnaporthe grisea infection on rice – David P. Tokpah, African Journal of Microbiology Research

Bacteria associated to plants naturally selected in a historical PCB polluted soil show potential to sustain natural attenuation – Lorenzo Vergani, Frontiers in Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Unraveling the Microbial Interactions and Metabolic Potentials in Pre- and Post-treated Sludge from a Wastewater Treatment Plant Using Metagenomic Studies – Chandni Sidhu, Frontiers in Microbiology

Metagenomics of urban sewage identifies an extensively shared antibiotic resistome in China – Jian-Qiang Su, Microbiome

Microbial Community Structure and Function Decoupling Across a Phosphorus Gradient in Streams – Erick S. LeBrun, Microbial Ecology

Microbial communities and their predicted metabolic functions in growth laminae of a unique large conical mat from Lake Untersee, East Antarctica – Hyunmin Koo, Frontiers in Microbiology

Draft genome sequence of Exiguobacterium aurantiacumstrain PN47 isolate from saline ponds, known as “Salar del Huasco”, located in the Altiplano in the North of Chile – Erwin Strahsburger, Brazilian Journal of Microbiology

Diversity of culturable filamentous Ascomycetes in the eastern South Pacific Ocean off Chile – Jeanett Vera, World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Salinity Drives the Virioplankton Abundance but Not Production in Tropical Coastal Lagoons – Pedro C. Junger, Microbial Ecology

Characterization of a cold-adapted DNA photolyase from C. psychrerythraea 34H – Sudipto Munshi, Extremophiles

Marine archaeal dynamics and interactions with the microbial community over 5 years from surface to seafloor – Alma E Parada, ISME

Unusual metabolic diversity of hyperalkaliphilic microbial communities associated with subterranean serpentinization at The Cedars – Shino Suzuki, ISME

Comparative Omics and Trait Analyses of Marine Pseudoalteromonas Phages Advance the Phage OTU Concept – Melissa B. Duhaime, Frontier in Microbiology

Effects of Physiochemical Factors on Prokaryotic Biodiversity in Malaysian Circumneutral Hot Springs – Chia S. Chan, Frontiers in Microbiology

Climate oscillations reflected within the microbiome of Arabian Sea sediments – William D. Orsi, Scientific Reports

Microbiome of Trichodesmium Colonies from the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre – Mary R. Gradoville, Frontiers in Microbiology

Antarctic sea ice region as a source of biogenic organic nitrogen in aerosols – Manuel Dall’Osto, Scientific Reports

Built environment

A role for microbial selection in frescoes’ deterioration in Tomba degli Scudi in Tarquinia, Italy – Maria Cristina Tomassetti, Scientific Reports

Food microbiology

An Exploration into the Bacterial Community under Different Pasteurization Conditions during Substrate Preparation (Composting–Phase II) for Agaricus bisporus Cultivation – Fabricio Rocha Vieira, Microbial Ecology

Metagenome-based surveillance and diagnostic approaches to studying the microbial ecology of food production and processing environments – Conor J Doyle, Environmental Microbiology

Draft Genome Sequences of Three Lactobacillusparacasei Strains, Members of the Nonstarter Microbiota of Mature Cheddar Cheese – Ewelina Stefanovic, Genome Anouncements

Bioinformatics

Cohesion: a method for quantifying the connectivity of microbial communities – Cristina M Herren, ISME

Developing integrative systematics in the informatics and genomic era, and calling for a global Biodiversity Cyberbank – Jun Wen, Journal of Systematics and Evolution

Techniques

Rapid differentiation of bacterial communities using high resolution melting analysis – Steven Everman, Journal of Microbiological Methods

Proteomics in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Approach Using Animal Models – Fadi H. Mourad, Digestive Diseases and Sciences

July 22, 2017

General microbiome

Evolutionary genetic analysis uncovers multiple species with distinct habitat preferences and antibiotic resistance phenotypes in the Stenotrophomonas maltophilia complex – LE Ochoa-Sanchez – bioRxiv

ReviewRegulation of inflammation by microbiota interactions with the host – JM Blanders – Nature Immunology

Dramatic expansion of microbial groups that shape the global sulfur cycle – K Anantharaman – bioRxiv

The importance of species identity and interactions on multifunctionality depends on how ecosystem functions are valued – EM Slade – Ecology

The potential of anti-infectives and immunomodulators as therapies for asthma and asthma exacerbations – MR Edwards – Allergy

Pest categorisation of Pseudocercospora angolensis – EPH – EFSA Journal

Vascular complications in diabetes: old messages, new thoughts – JM Forbes – Diabetologia

Deciphering functional diversification within the lichen microbiota by meta-omics – T Cernava – Microbiome

 

Human oral microbiome

Saliva and tooth biofilm bacterial microbiota in adolescents in a low caries community – L Erikkson – Scientific Reports

 

Animal microbiome

Using MinION to characterize dog skin microbiota through full-length 16S rRNA gene sequencing approach – A Cusco – bioRxiv

Context-dependent Requirements for FimH and Other Canonical Virulence Factors in Gut Colonization by Extraintestinal Pathogenic Escherichia coli – CW Russell – bioRxiv

Graded replacement of maize grain with molassed sugar beet pulp modulated ruminal microbial community and fermentation profile in vitro – M Münnich – J Sci Food Agric.

Microbial Communities in Different Tissues of Atta sexdens rubropilosa Leaf-cutting Ants – AS Vieira – Current Microbiology

Fecal excretion of Maillard reaction products and the gut microbiota composition of rats fed with bread crust or bread crumb – C Helou – Food & Function

The salivary microbiome as an indicator of carcinogenesis in patients with oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma: A pilot study – A Wolf – Scientific Reports

16S rRNA gene-based association study identified microbial taxa associated with pork intramuscular fat content in feces and cecum lumen – S Fang – BMC Microbiology

 

Plant, root and soil microbiome

Environmental drivers of viral community composition in Antarctic soils identified by viromics – EM Adriaenssens – Microbiome

 

Water microbiome and extremophiles

Metabolic Network Analysis and Metatranscriptomics Reveals Auxotrophies and Nutrient Sources of the Cosmopolitan Freshwater Microbial Lineage acI – JJ Hamilton – bioRxiv

 

Techniques

Effective identification of Lactobacillus casei group species: genome-based selection of the gene mutL as the target of a novel multiplex PCR assay – B Bottari – Microbiology

Comparative analysis of vaginal microbiota sampling using 16S rRNA gene analysis – S Virtanen – PLoS One

 

Microbes in news

UCONN RESEARCH: IN FROGS, EARLY ACTIVITY OF GUT MICROBIOME SHAPES LATER HEALTH – UConn

Fecal bacteria found in drinks at UK branches of McDonald’s, Burger King and KFC – D Reid – CNBC

Google’s Verily Trying to Debug Fresno with Bacteria-Treated Mosquitoes – C Wallentine – Invisiverse

South Florida hiker contracts flesh-eating bacteria – R Lowe – WSVN

 

 

July 19, 2017

Today’s digest is a long one! There is high diversity of studies, with a high abundance of gut microbiome studies, a few publications on fecal transplant, and some very interesting early life/pregnancy/mother-infant science.  A normal serving of animal studies, of course a nice colony of environmental microbial studies, and a study reporting the presence of bacteria in Alzheimer’s post-mortem brains.

Events and jobs

Postdoctoral research fellow in translational microbiome research – Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology (MTC) at Karolinska Institutet

General microbiome

Commensal bacteria modulate the tumor microenvironment – Theofilos Poutahidis – Cancer Letters

[Review]  The human microbiome – Hubert E. Blum – Advances in Medical Sciences

Microbiome and Metabolome Data Integration Provides Insight Into Health and Disease – Michael Shaffer – Translational Research

Metabolic potential and taxonomic assessment of bacterial community of an environment to chronic industrial discharge – Neelam Devpura – International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation

Impact of the Microbiota on Bacterial Infections during Cancer Treatment – Jessica Galloway-Peña – Trends in Microbiology

Pregnancy and early life

** The Bacterial Ecosystem of Mother’s Milk and Infant’s Mouth and Gut – Elana Biagi – Frontiers in Microbiology | Evolutionary and Genomic Microbiology

* What’s Normal? Immune Profiling of Human Milk from Healthy Women Living in Different Geographical and Socioeconomic Settings – Lorena Ruiz – Frontiers in Immunology | Nutritional Immunology

Microbiome Associated with Severe Caries in Canadian First Nations Children – M. Agnello – Journal of Dental Research

* Bacterial communities found in placental tissues are associated with severe chorioamnionitis and adverse birth outcomes – Ronan M. Doyle – PLoS One

Human oral microbiome

Characterization of Oral Microbiota in Removable Dental Prosthesis Users: Influence of Arterial Hypertension – Leila Maria Marchi-Alves – BioMed Research International

Human vaginal microbiome

The association between ethnicity and vaginal microbiota composition in Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Hanneke Borgdorff – PLoS One

Human nearly-sterile sites

** 16S rRNA Next Generation Sequencing Analysis Shows Bacteria in Alzheimer’s Post-Mortem Brain – David C. Emery – Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience

Human gut microbiome

The Gut Microbiota of Healthy Chilean Subjects Reveals a High Abundance of the Phylum Verrucomicrobia – Sayaka Fujio-Vejar – Frontiers in Microbiology | Microbial Symbioses

*[Review] Significance of Microbiota in Obesity and Metabolic Diseases and the Modulatory Potential by Medicinal Plant and Food Ingredients – Hoda M. Eid – Frontiers in Pharmacology | Ethnopharmacology

MOLECULAR CHARACTERIZATION OF FECAL MICROBIOTA OF HEALTHY CHINESE TOBACCO SMOKER SUBJECTS IN SHAANXI PROVINCE, XI’AN CHINA – Ishaq HM – Journal of Ayub Medical College

The Microbiome in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Trauma-Exposed Controls: An Exploratory Study – Hemmings, Sian M.J – Psychosomatic Medicine

The Impact of Gut Microbiota on Gender-Specific Differences in Immunity – Floris Fransen – Frontiers in Immunology | Nutritional Immunology

Involvement of gut microbiota in the association between gastrointestinal motility and 5‑HT expression/M2 macrophage abundance in the gastrointestinal tract – Mo Yang – Molecular Medicine Reports

Correspondence: Fecal Microbiota Transplant from a Rational Stool Donor Improves Hepatic Encephalopathy: A Randomized Clinical Trial – Benjamin H Mullish – Hepatology

Going to the Bank: Fecal Microbiota Transplantation in Pediatrics – Elaine Barfield – Clinical Pediatrics

INTERRELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN GUT MICROBIOTA AND HOST: Paradigms, Role in Neurodegenerative Diseases and Future Prospects – Villarraso JC – CNS & Neurological Disorders Drug Targets

Faecal microbiota transplant: a novel biological approach to extensively drug-resistant organism-related non-relapse mortality – Innes AJ – Bone Marrow Transplantation

* Gut microbiota is critical for the induction of chemotherapy-induced pain – Shiqian Shen – Nature Neuroscience

Relationships between Gastrointestinal Microbiota and Blood Group Antigens – Anuhya Gampa – Physiological Genomics

[Masters Thesis] Evaluating the Effectiveness of Select Bacteria Against Clostridium difficile – Choquette, Kelsey Rose – Iowa State University, ProQuest Dissertations Publishing

* Potential and active functions in the gut microbiota of a healthy human cohort – Alessandro Tanca – Microbiome

[Letter to Editor] The necessity of gut microbiome characterization in diseases prevention and therapy – Sama Rezasoltani – Gastroenterology and Hepatology from Bed to Bench

[Review Article] The Intricate Interaction between Enteric Microbiota and Brain: Principles and Clinical Implications – Giovanni Gherardi – Journal of Digestive Diseases and Hepatology

Gut microbiota dysbiosis associated with glucose metabolism disorders and the metabolic syndrome in older adults – K Lippert – Beneficial Microbes

Animal experiments

Western Diet–Induced Dysbiosis in Farnesoid X Receptor Knockout Mice Causes Persistent Hepatic Inflammation after Antibiotic Treatment – Prasant K – The American Journal of Pathology

Grape pomace improves performance, antioxidant status, fecal microbiota and meat quality of piglets – I. Kafantaris – Animal

Animal microbiome

Microorganisms of the Intestinal Microbiota of Oncorhynchus Mykiss Produce Antagonistic Substances Against Bacteria Contaminating Food and Causing Disease in Humans – Lobos O – Italian Journal of Food Safety

Population-Specific Responses to Interspecific Competition in the Gut Microbiota of Two Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar) Populations – Xiaoping He – Microbial Ecology

Habitat and indigenous gut microbes contribute to the plasticity of gut microbiome in oriental river prawn during rapid environmental change – Cheng-Yu Chen – PLoS One

Vertically and horizontally transmitted microbial symbionts shape the gut microbiota ontogenesis of a skin-mucus feeding discus fish progeny – François-Étienne Sylvain – Scientific Reports

Microbiome overview in swine lungs – Franciele Maboni Siqueira – PLoS One

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Integrated metagenomics and molecular ecological network analysis of bacterial community composition during the phytoremediation of cadmium-contaminated soils by bioenergy crops – Zhaojin Chen – Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Dynamics of Soil Bacterial Communities Over a Vegetation Season Relate to Both Soil Nutrient Status and Plant Growth Phenology – Davide Francioli – Microbial Ecology

Microbial Populations of Stony Meteorites: Substrate Controls on First Colonizers – Alastair W. Tait – Frontiers in Microbiology | Extreme Microbiology

Microbial functional diversity covaries with permafrost thaw-induced environmental heterogeneity in tundra soil – Mengting M. Yuan – Global Change Biology

[PrePrint] Conditionally rare taxa contribute but do not account for prokaryotic community changes in soils – Rachel Kaminsky – bioRxiv

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Performance and bacterial community structure of a 10-years old constructed mangrove wetland – Tingting Tian – Marine Pollution Bulletin

A comparative study revealed first insights into the diversity and metabolisms of the microbial communities in the sediments of Pacmanus and Desmos hydrothermal fields – Hai-liang Wang – PLoS One

Microbial Composition and Diversity Patterns in Deep Hyperthermal Aquifers from the Western Plain of Romania – Cecilia M. Chiriac – Microbiology of Aquatic Systems

Built environment

Pilot study to determine if microbial contamination levels in hospital washrooms are associated with hand drying method – Mark H. Wilcox – Journal of Hospital Infection

Probiotics / prebiotics

Arachidonic acid sex-dependently affects obesity through linking gut microbiota-driven inflammation to hypothalamus-adipose-liver axis – Pan Zhuang – BBA

Functional Characterization of Novel Faecalibacterium prausnitzii Strains Isolated from Healthy Volunteers: A Step Forward in the Use of F. prausnitzii as a Next-Generation Probiotic – Rebeca Martin – Frontiers in Microbiology | Food Microbiology

Bioinformatics

* Abundance estimation and differential testing on strain level in metagenomics data – Martina Fischer – Bioinformatics

Techniques

Development and Use of a Real-Time Quantitative PCR Method for Detecting and Quantifying Equol-Producing Bacteria in Human Faecal Samples and Slurry Cultures – Lucía Vázquez – Frontiers in Microbiology | Food Microbiology

Next-generation Sequencing of the DNA Virome from Fecal Samples – Monaco CL – Bio-protocol

Synthetic multispecies microbial communities reveals shifts in secondary metabolism and facilitates cryptic natural product discovery – Yutong Shi – Environmental Microbiology

Whole-genome sequencing of eukaryotes: From sequencing of DNA fragments to a genome assembly – K. S. Zadesenets – Russian Journal of Genetics

Microbes on the market

Microbiome Sequencing Services Market: trends, analysis, Overview, forecast up to 2021

Ed’s non-microbiology picks

Heavy metal accumulation by Saccharomyces cerevisiae cells armed with metal binding hexapeptides targeted to the inner face of the plasma membrane – Lavinia Liliana Ruta –Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Fracking can contaminate rivers and lakes with radioactive material, study finds

Subacute normobaric oxygen and hyperbaric oxygen therapy in drowning, reversal of brain volume loss: a case report – Paul G Harch – Medical Gas Research

No Effect of Commercial Cognitive Training on Neural Activity During Decision-Making – Joseph W. Kable – Journal of Neuroscience

Health Insurance Expansion and Incidence of Out‐of‐Hospital Cardiac Arrest: A Pilot Study in a US Metropolitan Community – Eric C. Stecker – Journal of the American Heart Association

July 7, 2017

Human Microbiome

Review: Altered molecular signature of intestinal microbiota in irritable bowel syndrome patients compared with healthy controls: A systematic review and meta-analysis – Liu et al. – Digestive and Liver Disease

Non-antibiotic Isotretinoin treatment differentially controls Propionibacterium acnes on skin of acne patients. – Ryan-Kewley et al. – Frontiers in Microbiology

Longitudinal profiling reveals a persistent intestinal dysbiosis triggered by conventional anti-tuberculosis therapy – Namasivayam et al. – Microbiome (BMC)

Research Highlights: Obesity: Gut microbiome and serum metabolome changes – Claire Greenhill – Nature Reviews Endocrinology

Research Highlights:  Gut microbiota: Link between the gut and adipose tissues – Alan Morris – Nature Reviews Endocrinology

Review: The gut microbiome and liver cancer: mechanisms and clinical translation – Yu & Schwabe – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology and Hepatology

 

Pathogens

Reactive Oxygen Species-Dependent Essential Genes in Salmonella Typhimurium – Karash and Min Kwon – BioRxiv

Whole transcriptome sequencing of Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae-infected kiwifruit plants reveals species-specific interaction between long non-coding RNA and coding genes – Wang et al – Scientific Reports (Nature)

Effects of different substrates/growth media on microbial community of saliva-derived biofilm – Li et al – FEMS Microbiology letters

 

Methods (including bioinformatics)

Selective imaging of Gram-negative and Gram-positive microbiotas in the mouse gut – Wang et al. – Biochemistry (ACS)

Methodology: VirFinder: a novel k-mer based tool for identifying viral sequences from assembled metagenomic data – Ren et al. – Microbiome (BMC)

Methodology: A novel ultra high-throughput 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing library preparation method for the Illumina HiSeq platform – de Muinck et al. – Microbiome (BMC)

Completing bacterial genome assemblies with multiplex MinION sequencing – Wick et al. – BioRxiv

Axe: rapid, competitive sequence read demultiplexing using a trie – Murray & Borevitz – BioRxiv

 

Water microbiome

Unraveling the microbial interactions and metabolic potentials in pre- and post-treated sludge from a wastewater treatment plant using metagenomic studies – Sidhu et al. – Frontiers in Microbiology

Nutrient dynamics and stream order influence microbial community patterns along a 2914 km transect of the Mississippi River – Henson et al. – BioRxiv

 

Extremophiles

Oxidative weathering and microbial diversity of an inactive seafloor hydrothermal sulfide chimney – Li et al. – Frontiers in Microbiology

Hidden biofilms in a far northern lake and implications for the changing Arctic – Mohit et al. – npj Biofilms and Microbiomes

 

Probiotics – Fermented Food

Amplicon sequencing of the slpH locus permits culture-independent strain typing of Lactobacillus helveticus in dairy products – Moser et al. – Frontiers in Microbiology

Probiotic Enterococcus mundtii Isolate Protects the Model Insect Tribolium castaneum against Bacillus thuringiensis – Grau et al. – Frontiers in Microbiology

 

Animal Microbiome

Regulation of gut luminal serotonin by commensal microbiota in mice –  Hata et al. – PLoS ONE

 

News

News: How Gut Bacteria Tell Their Hosts What to Eat – Knvul Sheikh via Scientific American Mind (Nature)

News: Mind over Meal: Does Weight-Loss Surgery Rewire Gut-Brain Connections? – Bret Stetka via Scientific American Mind (Nature)

 

Fellowships

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Microbiome and Vaccine Induced Immunity – Seattle, WA, United States

Postdoctoral Fellow (Listeria monocytogenes research) – Dunedin, New Zealand

 

Other

The earth is flat (p > 0.05): significance thresholds and the crisis of unreplicable research – Amrhein et al. – PeerJ

 

July 6, 2017

The microbiota of spotted hyenas, a review of potential interactions between olfactory sensation and the microbiome-gut-brain axis, phylogenetic analysis of host-microbe symbioses to examine the evolution of dependence over time.

General microbiome

Synthetic Microbial Ecology: Engineering Habitats for Modular Consortia – Sami Ben Said – Frontiers in Microbiology

The evolution of host-symbiont dependence – Roberta M Fisher – Nature Communications

Review: The microbiota revolution: Excitement and caution – Maria Rescigno – European Journal of Immunology

Review: The Microbiome and Blood Pressure: Can Microbes Regulate Our Blood Pressure? – Souhaila Al Khodor – Frontiers in Pediatrics

Human oral microbiome

Suppression of αvβ6 Integrin Expression by Polymicrobial Oral Biofilms in Gingival Epithelial Cells – Jiarui Bi – Scientific Reports

Proteomic shifts in multi-species oral biofilms caused by Anaeroglobus geminatus – Kai Bao – Scientific Reports

Human vaginal microbiome

Quantifying the human vaginal community state types (CSTs) with the species specificity index – Zhanshan Ma – PeerJ

Animal experiments

Effects of iron supplementation on growth, gut microbiota, metabolomics and cognitive development of rat pups – Erica E Alexeev – PLOS ONE

Review: Disruptive physiology: olfaction and the microbiome-gut-brain axis – John Bienenstock – Biological Reviews Cambridge Philosophical Society

Effects of melanin from Sepiella Maindroni ink (MSMI) on the intestinal Microbiome of mice – Hui Dong – BMC Microbiology

Animal microbiome

The Intestinal Eukaryotic and Bacterial Biome of Spotted Hyenas: The Impact of Social Status and Age on Diversity and Composition – Emanuel Heitlinger – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Perspective: The deep, hot biosphere: Twenty-five years of retrospection – Daniel R Colman – PNAS

Draft Genome Sequence of Pseudomonas koreensis CI12, a Bacillus cereus “Hitchhiker” from the Soybean Rhizosphere – Gabriel L Lozano – Genome Announcements

Warmer winters increase the rhizosphere carbon flow to mycorrhizal fungi more than to other microorganisms in a temperate grassland – Johanna Birgander – Global Change Biology

Negative plant-phyllosphere feedbacks in native Asteraceae hosts – a novel extension of the plant-soil feedback framework – Briana K Whitaker – Ecology Letters

Water and extremophile microbiome

Size and composition of subseafloor microbial community in the Benguela upwelling area examined from intact membrane lipid and DNA analysis – Thomas W Evans – Organic Geochemistry

FurukawaMarine microbes as a valuable resource for brand new industrial biocatalysts – Azadeh Beygmoradi – Biocatalysts and Agricultural Biotechnology

Antagonistic Interactions and Biofilm Forming Capabilities Among Bacterial Strains Isolated from the Egg Surfaces of Lake Sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) – M Fujimoto – Microbial Ecology

Probiotics/prebiotics

Effects of the probiotic Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis on the non-surgical treatment of periodontitis. A histomorphometric, microtomographic and immunohistochemical study in rats – Milla S T Ricoldi – PLOS ONE

Phages and viruses

Virus-host relationships of marine single-celled eukaryotes resolved from metatranscriptomics – Mohammad Moniruzzaman – Nature Communications

Occurrence of Bacillus thuringensis Bacteriophages in the Egyptian Arid Soil – Amel S M Abo-Senna – International Journal of Virology and Molecular Biology

Bioinformatics

A conceptual framework for quality assessment and management of biodiversity data – Allan Koch Veiga – PLOS ONE

Techniques

SParticle, an algorithm for the analysis of filamentous microorganisms in submerged cultures – Joost Willemse – bioRxiv

Mapping-based all-RNA-information sequencing analysis (ARIseq) pipeline simultaneously revealed taxonomic composition, gene expression, and their correlation in an acidic stream ecosystem – Arisa Tsuboi – bioRxiv

More microbes

Review: Metabolic engineering pathways for rare sugars biosynthesis, physiological functionalities, and applications – A review – Muhammad Bilal – Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition

Microbes in the news

Microbes aren’t the enemy, they’re a big part of who we are – Amy Loughman – Medical Xpress

What Cheese Can Tell Us About Antibiotic Resistance – Jason Tetro – Huffington Post Canada

Cases of recurrent Clostridium difficile infection are soaring – Medical Xpress

Helium ions reveal how viruses attack bacteria – ScienceDaily

July 5, 2017

General microbiome

Letter to the editor: Introducing the sporobiota and sporobiome – George Tetz – Gut Pathogens

Human oral microbiome

Oropharyngeal and Sputum Microbiomes Are Similar Following Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease – Hai-Yue Liu – Frontiers in Microbiology

Human respiratory microbiome

Review: Respiratory microbiota and lower respiratory tract disease – Miguel Lanaspa – Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy

Human gut microbiome

Review: Feeding the microbiota: transducer of nutrient signals for the host – Fergus Shanahan – Gut

Animal microbiome

Early Postnatal Diets Affect the Bioregional Small Intestine Microbiome and Ileal Metabolome in Neonatal Pigs – Brian D Piccolo – The Journal of Nutrition

Variation between the oral and faecal microbiota in a free-living passerine bird, the great tit (Parus major) – Lucie Kropáčková – Plos One

Temperature variation, bacterial diversity, and fungal infection dynamics in the amphibian skin – Ana V. Longo – Molecular Ecology

Early-Life Diet Affects Host Microbiota and Later-Life Defenses Against Parasites in Frogs – Sarah A. Knutie – Integrative & Comparitive Biology

Animal experiments

Relative variations of gut microbiota in disordered cholesterol metabolism caused by high-cholesterol diet and host genetics – Tao Bo – Microbiology Open

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Nutrient and Rainfall Additions Shift Phylogenetically Estimated Traits of Soil Microbial Communities – Kelly Gravuer – Frontiers in Microbiology

Long-term rock phosphate fertilization impacts the microbial communities of maize rhizosphere – Ubiana C. Silva – Frontiers in Microbiology

Global change and the soil microbiome: A human-health perspective – Raúl Ochoa-Hueso – Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution

The Impact of Hydration and Temperature on Bacterial Diversity in Arid Soil Mesocosms – Adam Št’ovíček – Frontiers in Microbiology

Contrasting bacterial communities in two indigenous Chionochloa (Poaceae) grassland soils in New Zealand – Jocelyn C. Griffith – Plos One

Water and extremophile microbiome

Bacterial diversity and population shifts driven by spotlight wastewater micropollutants in low-temperature highly nitrifying activated sludge – Antonina Kruglova – JScience of The Total Environment

Probiotics / prebiotics

The potential synergistic behaviour of inter- and intra-genus probiotic combinations in the pattern and rate of short chain fatty acids formation during fibre fermentation – Warnakulasuriya M. A. D. B. Fernando – International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition

Review: Structural features underlying prebiotic activity of conventional and potential prebiotic oligosaccharides in food and health – Subin R. C. K. Rajendran – Journal of Food Biochemistry

Phages and viruses

Case control comparison of enteric viromes in captive rhesus macaques with acute or idiopathic chronic diarrhea – Beatrix Kapusinszky – Journal of Virology

A viral metagenomic approach on a non-metagenomic experiment: Mining next generation sequencing datasets from pig DNA identified several porcine parvoviruses for a retrospective evaluation of viral infections – Samuele Bovo – Plos One

Bioinformatics

Does colorectal cancer significantly influence the assembly of gut microbial communities? – Lin Dai – PeerJ

Review: Using metagenomics to investigate human and environmental resistomes – Johan Bengtsson-Palme – Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

RRmix: A method for simultaneous batch effect correction and analysis of metabolomics data in the absence of internal standards – Stephen Salerno Jr – Plos One

Predicting the ecological quality status of marine environments from eDNA metabarcoding data using supervised machine learning – Tristan Cordier – Environmental Science and Technology

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Human vaginal microbiome

Vaginal seeding or vaginal microbial transfer from the mother to the cesarean born neonate: a commentary regarding clinical management – Thor Haahr – BJOG

Human gut microbiome

*Review: The resilience of the intestinal microbiota influences health and disease – Felix Sommer – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Other human microbiome

Urinary catheter-associated microbiota change in accordance with treatment and infection status – Laetitia Bossa – PLOS ONE

Dynamics of the Oral Microbiota as a Tool to Estimate Time Since Death – Joe Adserias Garriga – Molecular Oral Microbiology

Animal experiments

Tuftsin-Phosphorylcholine maintains normal gut microbiota in collagen induced arthritic mice – Hila Ben-Amram – Frontiers in Microbiology

Animal microbiome

The Diet and Gut Microbial Communities of Two Closely Related Combtooth Blennies, Chasmodes saburrae and Scartella cristata – Peter J. Hundt – Copeia

Variation in the microbiome of the urogenital tract of koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus) with and without “wet bottom” – Alistair R. Legione – bioRxiv

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Dominant Groups of Potentially Active Bacteria Shared by Barley Seeds become Less Abundant in Root Associated Microbiome – Luhua Yang – Frontiers in Plant Science

Understanding the variation of microbial community in heavy metals contaminated soil using high throughput sequencing – Honghong Guo – Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Root Hair Mutations Displace the Barley Rhizosphere Microbiota – Senga Robertson-Albertyn – Frontiers in Plant Science

*Review: Below-ground connections underlying above-ground food production: a framework for optimising ecological connections in the rhizosphere – Franciska T. de Vries – Journal of Ecology

Rhizosphere microorganisms affected by soil solarization and cover cropping in Capsicum annuum and Phaseolus lunatus agroecosystems – Nancy Kokalis-Burelle – Applied Soil Ecology

Bacterial community dynamics in the rhizosphere of a long-lived, leguminous shrub across a 40-year age sequence – Xiaofan Na – Journal of Soils and Sediments

Microbial populations of stony meteorites: Substrate controls on first colonisers – Alastair W. Tait – Frontiers in Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Microbial Diversity and Community Assembly across Environmental Gradients in Acid Mine Drainage – Wenkai Teng – Minerals

Abundance and Distribution of Microbial Cells and Viruses in an Alluvial Aquifer – Donald Pan – Frontiers in Microbiology

Metagenomics reveals niche partitioning within the phototrophic zone of a microbial mat – Jackson Z Lee – bioRxiv

Bioinformatics

Mixed Effect Dirichlet-Tree Multinomial for Longitudinal Microbiome Data and Weight Prediction – Yunfan Tang – arXiv

Segal’s Law, 16S rRNA gene sequencing, and the perils of foodborne pathogen detection within the American Gut Project – James B. Pettengill – PeerJ

Techniques

Assembly and Tracking of Microbial Community Development within a Microwell Array Platform – Andrea C. Timm – JOVE