November 17, 2017

Jobs and events

Lab Assistant – Microbiology, Dublin Ohio

General microbiome

Evolution of the hygiene hypothesis into biota alteration theory: what are the paradigms and where are the clinical applications? – Chantal Villeneuve, Microbes and Infection

Human gut microbiome

Identifying predictive features of Clostridium difficile infection recurrence before, during, and after primary antibiotic treatment – Sepideh Pakpour, Microbiome

Gastric microbiome of Indian patients with Helicobacter pylori infection, and their interaction networks – Anubhav Das, Scientific Reports

Discovery of an expansive bacteriophage family that includes the most abundant viruses from the human gut – Natalya Yutin, Nature Microbiology

Fecal Transplantation for Treatment of Clostridium Difficile Infection in Elderly and Debilitated Patients – Tali Friedman-Korn, Digestive Diseases and Sciences

Myocardial infarction and gut microbiota: an incidental connection – Sepideh ZununiVahed, Pharmacological Research

Anxiety, Depression, and the Microbiome: A Role for Gut Peptides – Gilliard Lach, Neurotherapeutics

The nursing home elder microbiome stability and associations with age, frailty, nutrition and physical location – John P. Haran, Journal of Medical Microbiology

Human nearly-sterile sites

Risk of Subsequent Sepsis within 90 Days of a Previous Hospital Stay by Type of Antibiotic Exposure – James Baggs, Clinical Infectious Diseases

Human vaginal microbiome

Microbial Diversity of Genital Ulcers of HSV-2 Seropositive Women – Supriya D. Mehta, Scientific Reports

Animal experiments

The green tea modulates large intestinal microbiome and exo/endogenous metabolome altered through chronic UVB-exposure – Eun Sung Jung, PLOS ONE

Acute Administration of the Nonpathogenic, Saprophytic Bacterium, Mycobacterium vaccae, Induces Activation of Serotonergic Neurons in the Dorsal Raphe Nucleus and Antidepressant-Like Behavior in Association with Mild Hypothermia – Philip H. Siebler, Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology

Maternal High Fat Diet and its Consequence on the Gut Microbiome: A Rat Model – Phyllis E. Mann, Gut Microbes

Environmental Burkholderia cenocepacia Strain Enhances Fitness by Serial Passages during Long-Term Chronic Airways Infection in Mice – Alessandra Bragonzi, International Journal of Molecular Sciences

Enteric Delivery of Regenerating Family Member 3 alpha Alters the Intestinal Microbiota and Controls Inflammation in Mice With Colitis – Marion Darnaud, Gastroenterology

Animal microbiome

Novel viruses in salivary glands of mosquitoes from sylvatic Cerrado, Midwestern Brazil – Andressa Zelenski de Lara Pinto, PLOS ONE

New evidence showing that the destruction of gut bacteria by antibiotic treatment could increase the honey bee’s vulnerability to Nosema infection – Jiang Hong Li, PLOS ONE

Relative importance of honeydew and resin for the microbial activity in wood ant nest and forest floor substrate – a laboratory study – Veronika Jílková, Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Common Cutaneous Bacteria Isolated from Snakes Inhibit Growth of Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola – Aubree J. Hill, EcoHealth

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Fungal community reveals less dispersal limitation and potentially more connected network than that of bacteria in bamboo forest soils – Xian Xiao, Molecular Ecology

Influence of compost and biochar on microbial communities and the sorption/degradation of PAHs and NSO-substituted PAHs in contaminated soils – Gabriel Sigmund, Journal of Hazardous Materials

Epiphytic Bacteria Alter Floral Scent Emissions – Carola Helletsgruber, Journal of Chemical Ecology

In vitro bacterization of banana (Musa spp.) with native endophytic and rhizospheric bacterial isolates: Novel ways to combat Fusarium wilt – M. Kavino, European Journal of Plant Pathology

Foliar microbiome transplants confer disease resistance in a critically-endangered plant – Geoffrey Zahn, PeerJ

The response of soil microbial communities to variation in annual precipitation depends on soil nutritional status in an oligotrophic desert – Cristina Montiel-González, PeerJ

Entomopathogenic Fungi as Dual Control Agents against Both the Pest Myzus persicae and Phytopathogen Botrytis cinerea – Hwi-Geon Yun, Mycobiology

Glycomyces rhizosphaerae sp. nov., isolated from the root and rhizosphere soil of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) – Wenchao Li, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

A comparison between biostimulation and bioaugmentation in a solid treatment of anaerobic sludge: Drug content and microbial evaluation – G. Llorens-Blanch, Waste Management

Iron Chloride Flocculation of Bacteriophages from Seawater – Bonnie T. Poulos, Bacteriophages

Multi-Level Contact Oxidation Process Performance When Treating Automobile Painting Wastewater: Pollutant Removal Efficiency and Microbial Community Structures – Yufang Zhu, Water

Insights from the Genomes of Microbes Thriving in Uranium-Enriched Sediments – Brodie Sutcliffe, Microbial Ecology

Biogeography at the limits of life: Do extremophilic microbial communities show biogeographical regionalization? – Dave R. Clark, Global Ecology and Biogeography

Diversity of microbiota found in coffee processing wastewater treatment plant – Josiane Ferreira Pires, World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Food microbiology

Epiphytic fungal community in Vitis vinifera of the Portuguese wine regions – M. Oliveira, Letters in Applied Microbiology

Bioinformatics

HgtSIM: a simulator for horizontal gene transfer (HGT) in microbial communities – Weizhi Song, PeerJ

Techniques

Significance estimation for large scale metabolomics annotations by spectral matching – Kerstin Scheubert, Nature

Single primer isothermal amplification (SPIA) combined with next generation sequencing provides complete bovine coronavirus genome coverage and higher sequence depth compared to sequence-independent single primer amplification (SISPA) – Mette Myrmel, PLOS ONE

Developing selective media for quantification of multispecies biofilms following antibiotic treatment – Eva Vandeplassche, PLOS ONE

Microbes in the news

Microbiology: Bacteria disarm host-defence proteins – John D. MacMicking, Nature News and Views

Probiotics: Health boost or waste of cash? – Anne Allred, 5-ON-YOUR-SIDE

Cygnus Open for Business; Crew Unloading New Bacteria, Plant and Tech Studies – Mark Garcia, NASA blog

Bacteria Hysteria

Your supermarket is filled with germs — here are 7 facts that will make you dread grocery shopping –  Joanna Fantozzi, Insider

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November 15, 2017

Virome analysis of bats and archaea, bioinformatics tools for metatranscriptomics analysis, using mass spectrometry for studying microbiome metabolomics.

General microbiome

Review: An integrative omics perspective for the analysis of chemical signals in ecological interactions – A E Brunetti – Chemical Society Reviews

Pregnancy and early life

Pre-print: Hospitalized premature infants are colonized by related bacterial strains with distinct proteomic profiles – Christopher T Brown – bioRxiv

Human respiratory microbiome

The role of the microbiome in childhood asthma – Giovanna Pisi – Immunotherapy

Human vaginal microbiome

Pre-print: A new sequencing-based women’s health assay combining self-sampling, HPV detection and genotyping, STI detection, and vaginal microbiome analysis – Elisabeth M Bik – bioRxiv

Human gut microbiome

Gut microbiota and body composition in anorexia nervosa inpatients in comparison to athletes, overweight, obese, and normal weight controls – Sabrina Mörkl – International Journal of Eating Disorders

Review: Gut Microbiota-Dependent Modulation of Energy Metabolism – C N Heiss – Journal of Innate Immunity

Animal experiments

Antimicrobial emulsifier – glycerol monolaurate induces metabolic syndrome, gut microbiota dysbiosis and systemic low-grade inflammation in low-fat diet fed mice – Zengliang Jiang – Molecular Nutrition and Food Research

A temperature sensitive Mycobacterium paragordonae induces enhanced protective immune responses against mycobacterial infections in the mouse model – Byoung-Jun Kim – Scientific Reports

Animal microbiome

Review: The B vitamin nutrition of insects: the contributions of diet, microbiome and horizontally acquired genes – Angela E Douglas – Current Opinion in Insect Science

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Brassica napus has a key role in the recovery of the health of soils contaminated with metals and diesel by rhizoremediation – Rafael G Lacalle – Science of the Total Environment

Water and extremophile microbiome

Purification of eutrophic water containing chlorpyrifos by aquatic plants and its effects on planktonic bacteria – Xing-Jian Xu – Chemosphere

Cultivation of an immobilized (hyper)thermophilic marine microbial community in a bioreactor – M Landreau – FEMS Microbiology Letters

Pre-print: Dynamics of finely resolved, abundant symbiotic marine plankton and other interacting microbes via automated high-frequency sampling – David M Needham – bioRxiv

Food microbiology

Pre-print: Fusicatenibacter Is Associated with Kefir Drinking – Richard Sprague – bioRxiv

Probiotics/prebiotics

A novel double-layer mucoadhesive tablet containing probiotic strain for vaginal administration: Design, development and technological evaluation – María Teresa Sánchez – European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Efficacy and Safety of a Multistrain Probiotic Formulation Depends from Manufacturing – Vito Trinchieri – Frontiers in Immunology

Phages and viruses

Virome analysis of two sympatric bat species (Desmodus rotundus and Molossus molossus) in French Guiana – Arielle Salmier – PLOS ONE

Review: The enigmatic archaeal virosphere – David Prangishvili – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Bioinformatics

Old meets new: most probable number validation of metagenomic and metatranscriptomic datasets in soil – Tim H Mauchline – Letters in Applied Microbiology

Pre-print: AQMM: Enabling Absolute Quantification of Metagenome and Metatranscriptome – Xiao-Tao Jiang – bioRxiv

Metabolomics

Review: Mass spectrometry-based metabolomics: Targeting the crosstalk between gut microbiota and brain in neurodegenerative disorders – Hemi Luan – Mass Spectrometry Reviews

Pre-print: Coupling MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry protein and specialized metabolite analyses to rapidly discriminate bacterial function – Chase Clark – bioRxiv

Techniques

Evaluating in vitro culture medium of gut microbiome with orthogonal experimental design and metaproteomics approach – Leyuan Li – Journal of Proteome Research

More microbes

Pre-print: Chemotaxis allows bacteria to overcome host-generated reactive oxygen species that constrain gland colonization – Kieran D Collins – bioRxiv

Microbes in the news

Specimens of Earth’s Oldest Known Life Forms Have Been Discovered in Tasmania – Michelle Starr – Science Alert

Shape-shifting agent targets harmful bacteria in the stomach – Phys.Org

Opinion: Not Just Antibiotics: Is Cancer Chemotherapy Driving Antimicrobial Resistance? – Lito E Papanicolas – Trends in Microbiology

Microbes on the market

A Silicon Valley Startup Wants Women To Test Their Vaginal Microbiota At Home – Ellie Kincaid – Forbes

Seres teams with cancer heavyweights for microbiome-checkpoint inhibitor combination trial – Nick Paul Taylor – FierceBiotech

November 12, 2017

General microbiome

Rapid colonization of artificial endolithic uninhabited habitats – Charles S. Cockell, International Journal of Astrobiology

A bacterial pioneer produces cellulase complexes that persist through community succession – Sebastian Kolinko, Nature Microbiology

Endoglucanase and Xylanase Production by Chryseobacterium Species Isolated from Decaying Biomass – Asisipho Nkohla, Polish Journal of Environmental Studies

Human gut microbiome

Extended screening costs associated with selecting donors for fecal microbiota transplantation for treatment of metabolic syndrome-associated diseases – Laura J Craven, Open Forum Infectious Diseases

Fecal microbiota signatures of adult patients with different types of short bowel syndrome – Yuhua Huang, Gastroenterology

Association Between Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth by Glucose Breath Test and Coronary Artery Disease – Andre Fialho, Digestive Diseases and Sciences

Fungi in Gastrointestinal Tracts of Human and Mice: from Community to Functions – Jiayan Li, Microbial Ecology

Animal experiments

Transcriptomics-driven lipidomics (TDL) identifies the microbiome-regulated targets of ileal lipid metabolism – Anirikh Chakrabarti, npj Systems Biology and Applications

Vitamin A deficiency in mice alters host and gut microbial metabolism leading to altered energy homeostasis – Yuan Tian, The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry

Subtle Microbiome Manipulation Using Probiotics Reduces Antibiotic-Associated Mortality in Fish – Victor Schmidt, mSystems

Effect of partially replacing a barley-based concentrate with flaxseed-based products on the rumen bacterial population of lactating Holstein dairy cows – E. Castillo-Lopez, Journal of Applied Microbiology

How gut transcriptional function of Drosophila melanogaster varies with the presence and composition of the gut microbiota – Alyssa Bost, Molecular Ecology

Gut microbiomes and reproductive isolation in Drosophila – Philip T. Leftwich, PNAS

Composition, diversity and function of intestinal microbiota in pacific white shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) at different culture stages – Shenzheng Zeng, PeerJ

Animal microbiome

FVD: The fish-associated virus database – Yaxin Chen, Infection, Genetics and Evolution

Bats host diverse parvoviruses as possible origin of mammalian dependoparvoviruses and source for bat–swine interspecies transmission –  Susanna K. P. Lau, Journal of General Virology

Forest canopy, water level, and biopesticide interact to determine oviposition habitat selection in Aedes albopictus – Christopher A. Binckley, Journal of Vector Ecology

Ecological characterization of Aedes aegyptilarval habitats (Diptera: Culicidae) in artificial water containers in Girardot, Colombia – Diana C. Garcia-Sánchez, Journal of Vector Ecology

Microbiota associated with tubes of Escarpia sp. from cold seeps in the southwestern Atlantic Ocean constitutes a community distinct from that of surrounding marine sediment and water – Renata Medina-Silva, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Changes in the soil bacterial community along a pedogenic gradient – Manuel Sánchez-Marañón, Scientific Reports

 

Rhizosphere activity and atmospheric methane concentrations drive variations of methane fluxes in a temperate forest soil – Jens-Arne Subke, Soil Biology and Biochemistry

The Impact of the Diurnal Cycle on the Microbial Transcriptome in the Rhizosphere of Barley – Divyashri Baraniya, Microbial Ecology

The temperature sensitivity of soil organic matter decomposition is constrained by microbial access to substrates – Gabriel Y.K. Moinet, Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Application of Aspergillus aculeatus to rice roots reduces Cd concentration in grain – Yan Xie, Plant and Soil

Screening Bacillus species as biological control agents of Gaeumannomyces graminis var. tritici on wheat – Lirong Yang, Biological Control

Soil geochemical factors regulate Cd accumulation by metal hyperaccumulating Noccaea caerulescens (J. Presl & C. Presl) F.K. Mey in field-contaminated soils – Carla E. Rosenfeld, Science of The Total Environment

Antibiotics in the Soil: Sources, Environmental Issues, and Bioremediation – Umesh B. Jagtap, Antibiotics and Antibiotics Resistance Genes in Soils

Water and extremophile microbiome

Microaerophilic alkane degradation in Pseudomonas extremaustralis: a transcriptomic and physiological approach – Paula M. Tribelli, Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology

Potential Role of Halophile in Crude Glycerol Based Biorefinery – Noopur Singh, Biorefining of Biomass to Biofuels

Structural basis of antifreeze activity of a bacterial multi-domain antifreeze protein – Chen Wang, PLOS one

Imaging of Cellular Oxidoreductase Activity Suggests Mixotrophic Metabolisms in Thiomargarita spp. – Jake V. Bailey, mBio

Carbohydrate active enzyme domains from extreme thermophiles: components of a modular toolbox for lignocellulose degradation – Jonathan Botha, Extremophiles

Prospects of Solvent Tolerance in Butanol Fermenting Bacteria – Shuvashish Behera, Biorefining of Biomass to Biofuels

Association between degradation of pharmaceuticals and endocrine-disrupting compounds and microbial communities along a treated wastewater effluent gradient in Lake Mead – Susanna M. Blunt, Science of the Total Environment

Effect of TiO2 and CeO2 nanoparticles on the metabolic activity of surficial sediment microbial communities based on oxygen microelectrodes and high-throughput sequencing – Lingzhan Miao, Water Research

Performance and microbial communities in a combined bioelectrochemical and sulfur autotrophic denitrification system at low temperature – Dan Chen, Chemosphere

Ongoing biodegradation of Deepwater Horizon oil in beach sands: Insights from tracing petroleum carbon into microbial biomass – Joel T. Bostic, Marine Pollution Bulletin

Antibiotic degradation and microbial community structures during acidification and methanogenesis of swine manure containing chlortetracycline or oxytetracycline – Fubin Yin, Bioresource Technology

Metagenomics profiling for assessing microbial diversity in both active and closed landfills – Mohamad Yusof Zainun, Science of The Total Environment

Development of a microbial community-based index of biotic integrity (MC-IBI) for the assessment of ecological status of rivers in the Taihu Basin, China – Lihua Niu, Ecological Indicators

Microbial community response to silver nanoparticles and Ag+in nitrifying activated sludge revealed by ion semiconductor sequencing – Carley A. Gwin, Science of The Total Environment

Anaerobic co-digestion of pig manure and food waste; effects on digestate biosafety, dewaterability, and microbial community dynamics – C. Dennehy, Waste Management

Evaluating the impacts of triclosan on wastewater treatment performance during startup and acclimation – R. M. Holzem, Water Science and Technology

Nitrifier Gene Abundance and Diversity in Sediments Impacted by Acid Mine Drainage – Bhargavi Ramanathan, Frontiers in Microbiology

Live Faecalibacterium prausnitzii induces greater TLR2 and TLR2/6 activation than the dead bacterium in an apical anaerobic co-culture system – Eva Maier, Cellular Microbiology

Food microbiome

A mathematical model to predict early quality attributes in hake during storage at low temperature – C. Vilas, Journal of Food Engineering

Chemical, Physiochemical, and Microstructural Properties, and Probiotic Survivability of Fermented Goat Milk Using Polymerized Whey Protein and Starter Culture Kefir Mild 01 – Hao Wang, Food Microbiology & Safety

Re-evaluation of mono- and di-glycerides of fatty acids (E 471) as food additives – EFSA Panel on Food Additives and Nutrient Sources added to Food (ANS), European Food Safety Authority

Opportunities and hurdles of edible insects for food and feed – D. Dobermann, Nutrition Bulletin

Re-evaluation of alginic acid and its sodium, potassium, ammonium and calcium salts (E 400–E 404) as food additives – EFSA Panel on Food Additives and Nutrient Sources added to Food (ANS), European Food Safety Authority

The SALAMANDER project: SALivAry bioMarkers of mediterraneAN Diet associated with long-tERm protection against type 2 diabetes – G. B. Proctor, Nutrition Bulletin

Polyphenols and health: Interactions between fibre, plant polyphenols and the gut microbiota – C. A. Edwards, Nutrition Bulletin

Techniques

Optimization of Culture Conditions for the Production of Halophilic Protease by Newly Isolated Bacillus sonorensis – S. Sankaralingam, American-Eurasian Journal of Agricultural & Environmental Science

November 8, 2017

Photosynthesizing bacteria printed on paper, investigations of microbial communities in water dispensers and mines, a review on the health benefits of natural products from truffles.

Human respiratory microbiome

Review: Airway Microbiota and Allergic Diseases: Clinical Implications – Eman M Fouda – International Journal of Pulmonary and Respiratory Sciences

Human oral microbiome

Proton pump inhibitor alters oral microbiome in gastrointestinal tract of healthy volunteers – Tsuyoshi Mishiro – Journal of Gastroenterology and Hematology

Human gut microbiome

Gut Microbiota Interacts with Markers of Adipose Tissue Browning, Insulin Action and Plasma Acetate in Morbid Obesity – José María Moreno-Navarrete – Molecular Nutrition and Food Research

Is there a relationship between intestinal microbiota, dietary compounds, and obesity? – Joanna Kałużna-Czaplińska – Trends in Food Science and Technology

Animal experiments

Combination of quercetin and resveratrol reduces obesity in high-fat diet-fed rats by modulation of gut microbiota – Le Zhao – Food and Function

Post-weaning social isolation of rats leads to long-term disruption of the gut microbiota-immune-brain axis – Fionn Dunphy Doherty – Brain, Behavior, and Immunity

Host-microbiota interaction induces bi-phasic inflammation and glucose intolerance in mice – Antonio Molinaro – Molecular Metabolism

Obesogenic diet-induced gut barrier dysfunction and pathobiont expansion aggravate experimental colitis – June-Chul Lee – PLOS ONE

Animal microbiome

Gut region influences the diversity and interactions of bacterial communities in pikas (Ochotona curzoniae and Ochotona daurica) – Huan Li – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Nitrate induction and physiological responses of two maize lines differing in nitrogen use efficiency: effects on N availability, microbial diversity and enzyme activity in the rhizosphere – Zeno Varanini – Plant and Soil

The emergent rhizosphere: imaging the development of the porous architecture at the root-soil interface – J R Halliwell – Scientific Reports

Co-existence of Rhizobia and Diverse Non-Rhizobial Bacteria in the Rhizosphere and Nodules of Dalbergia odorifera Seedlings Inoculated with Bradyrhizobium elkanii,Rhizobium multihospitium–like and Burkholderia pyrrocinia–like Strains – Junkun Lu – Frontiers in Microbiology

Diversity of endophytic bacteria from Piper spp. with antagonistic property against Phytophthora capsici causing foot rot disease in black pepper (Piper nigrum L.) – Nadiya Kollakkodan – Journal of Tropical Agriculture

Seasonal and annual variation in fungal communities associated with epigeic springtails (Collembola spp.) in boreal forests – Sten Anslan – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

An Integrated Insight into the Relationship between Soil Microbial Community and Tobacco Bacterial Wilt Disease – Hongwu Yang – Frontiers in Microbiology

Resource availability underlies the plant-fungal diversity relationship in a grassland ecosystem – Lauren C Cline – Ecology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Microflora Thermarum Atlas project: biodiversity in thermal spring waters and natural SPA pools – F Valeriani – Water Science and Technology: Water Supply

Modes of carbon xation in an arsenic and CO2-rich shallow hydrothermal ecosystem – Nolwenn Callac – Scientific Reports

Difference of nitrogen-cycling microbes between shallow bay and deep-sea sediments in the South China Sea – Tiantian Yu – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Seasonal Shifts in Bacterial Community Responses to Phytoplankton-Derived Dissolved Organic Matter in the Western Antarctic Peninsula – Catherine M Luria – Frontiers in Microbiology

Built environment

Role of microbial activity in Fe(III) hydroxysulfate mineral transformations in an acid mine drainage-impacted site from the Dabaoshan Mine – Yanping Bao – Science of the Total Environment

Investigation of microbial communities in water dispensers – Sangjung Park – Applied Biological Chemistry

Food microbiology

Review: Potential health benefits of natural products derived from truffles: A review – Seema Patel – Trends in Food Science and Technology

Probiotics/prebiotics

Review: The development of seaweed-derived bioactive compounds for use as prebiotics and nutraceuticals using enzyme technologies – Suvimol Charoensiddhi – Trends in Food Science and Technology

Phages and viruses

Characterization of ecologically diverse viruses infecting co-occurring strains of cosmopolitan hyperhalophilic Bacteroidetes – Judith Villager – The ISME Journal

Biodiversity of bacteriophages infecting Lactococcus lactis starter cultures – Joana Oliveira – Journal of Dairy Science

Bioinformatics

fusionDB: assessing microbial diversity and environmental preferences via functional similarity networks – Zhu Chengsheng – Nucleic Acids Research

Metabolomics

PAMDB: a comprehensive Pseudomonas aeruginosa metabolome database – Wailing Huang – Nucleic Acids Research

mVOC 2.0: a database of microbial volatiles – Marie C Lemfack – Nucleic Acids Research

Techniques

Comparison of DNA-fingerprinting (T-RFLP) and high-throughput sequencing (HTS) to assess the diversity and composition of microbial communities in groundwater ecosystems – Karsten Karczewski – Limnologica Ecology and Management of Inland Waters

More microbes

Review: Our microbes not only produce antibiotics, they also overproduce amino acids – Sergio Sanchez – The Journal of Antibiotics

Disruption of N-acyl-homoserine lactone-specific signalling and virulence in clinical pathogens by marine sponge bacteria – José A Gutiérrez-Barranquero – Microbial Biotechnology

Microbes in the news

Bacteria-Activated Wallpaper that Generates Electricity – Katharine Keane – Architect Magazine

US government approves ‘killer’ mosquitoes to fight disease – Emily Waltz – Nature News

Bacteria may help babies’ digestive tracts more than suspected, scientists find – EurekAlert

Using neutrons to study how resistant bacteria evolve – Phys Org

Researchers identify mechanisms through which H. pylori bacteria cause gastric cancer – News Medical Life Sciences

New model reveals possibility of pumping antibiotics into bacteria – EurekAlert

Microbes on the market

Seres Therapeutics Awarded Grant from CARB-X to Support Development of Microbiome Therapeutic Candidate – Business Wire

Michael J. Fox Foundation, 23andMe to Jointly Advance Parkinson’s Disease Research – Carolina Henriques – Parkinson’s News Today

November 5, 2017

 

A shorter digest today, but includes a lot of human gut microbiome studies and a cool study on microbes used to treat snake bites!

General microbiome

Comparison of two Jatropha species (Euphorbiaceae) used popularly to treat snakebites in Northeastern Brazil: Chemical profile, inhibitory activity against Bothrops erythromelas venom and antibacterial activity – Juliana Félix-Silva, Journal of Ethnopharmacology

Multi-site human microbiome

A slippery slope: On the origin, role and physiology of mucus – Farhan Taherali, Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews

Human gut microbiome

Faecal microbiota transplantation versus placebo for moderate-to-severe irritable bowel syndrome: a double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled, parallel-group, single-centre trial –  Peter Holger Johnsen, The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Estrogens and Female Liver Health – Karen L. Chen, Steroids

Safety and Efficacy of Fecal Microbiota Transplant for Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection in Patients With Cancer Treated With Cytotoxic Chemotherapy: A Single-Institution Retrospective Case Series – Mehrdad Hefazi, Mayo Clinic Proceedings

Gut Microbiota and Cancer Patients: A Broad-Ranging Relationship – Giovanni Cammarota, Mayo Clinic Proceedings

Gut microbiota and hypertension: From pathogenesis to new therapeutic strategies – Yongbo Kang, Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology

Preface to “Gut microbiome in health and disease” – Maikel P. Peppelenbosch, Best Practice & Research Clinical Gastroenterology

Results of the implementation of a multidisciplinary programme of faecal microbiota transplantation by colonoscopy for the treatment of recurrent Clostridium difficile infection – Antonio López-Sanromán, Gastroenterología y Hepatología (English Edition)

Animal experiments

Alterations in ruminal bacterial populations at induction and recovery from diet-induced milk fat depression in dairy cows – D.W. Pitta, Journal of Dairy Science

Chronic chlorpyrifos exposure elicits diet-specific effects on metabolism and the gut microbiome in rats – Bing Fang, Food and Chemical Toxicology

Housing influences tissue cytokine levels and the fecal bacterial community structure in rats – Padmaja Shastri, Journal of Functional Foods

An intact gut microbiota may be required for lactoferrin-driven immunomodulation in rats – Yongping Wen, Journal of Functional Foods

Untargeted metabolomic profiling of urine in Wistar rats reveals enhanced bioavailability of soy isoflavones post short-term consumption of noni (Morinda citrifolia) juice – José-Manuel Fallas-Ramirez, Journal of Functional Foods

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Long and short term effects of solarization on soil microbiome and agricultural production – Housam Kanaan, Applied Soil Ecology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Microbial communities involved in biogas production exhibit high resilience to heat shocks – Abendroth Christian, Bioresource Technology

Food microbiome

Application of high-throughput pyrosequencing in the analysis of microbiota of food commodities procured from small and large retail outlets in a U.S. metropolitan area – A pilot study – Daleniece Higgins, Food Research International

Microbial ecology along the processing of Spanish olives darkened by oxidation – Eduardo Medina, Food Control

Co-fermentation of onion and whey: A promising synbiotic combination – Federica Tinello, Journal of Functional Foods

Diverse yeasts for diverse fermented beverages and foods – Chris Todd Hittinger, Current Opinion in Biotechnology

Techniques

Microbiome measurement: Possibilities and pitfalls – Djawad Radjabzadeh, Best Practice & Research Clinical Gastroenterology

High-throughput eDNA monitoring of fungi to track functional recovery in ecological restoration – DongFeng Yan, Biological Conservation

Commensal Koch’s postulates: establishing causation in human microbiota research – B Anne Neville, Current Opinion in Microbiology

Microbes in the news

Disease outbreak at Marine Corps boot camp abates in San Diego – Carl Prine, The San Diego Union-Tribune

November 4, 2017

Events and jobs

Microbiology Lab Technician – Manpower – Evansville

Research Associate in Plant and Arthropod Microbiome – Indiana University

 

General microbiome

Review: New Insights into Graft-Versus-Host Disease and Graft Rejection – E Perkey – Annual Review of Pathology

Microbial network of the carbonate precipitation process induced by microbial consortia and the potential application to crack healing in concrete. – J Zhang – Scientific Reports

Review: A Call to Arms: Quest for a Cryptococcal Vaccine – MC Caballero Van Dyke – Cell

 

 

Human respiratory microbiome

Impact of the Respiratory Microbiome on Host Responses to Respiratory Viral Infection. – M Pichon – Vaccines

 

 

Human gut microbiome

Review: Atherosclerosis: Association between the gut microbiome and atherosclerosis – WT Barrington – Nature Reviews

Improvement in cardiometabolic risk markers following a multifunctional diet is associated with gut microbial taxa in healthy overweight and obese subjects. – N Marungruang – European Journal of Nutrition

Opinion: NOD2 and bacterial recognition as therapeutic targets for Crohn’s disease. – M de Bruyn – Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Targets.

 

Animal experiments 

Microbial diversity and composition in different gut locations of hyperlipidemic mice receiving krill oil. – C Lu – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Evaluating the contribution of gut microbiome to the variance of porcine serum glucose and lipid concentration. – X Huang – Scientific Reports

Gut microbiome influences efficacy of PD-1-based immunotherapy against epithelial tumors. – B Routy – Science

 

Animal microbiome 

The bacterium Wolbachia exploits host innate immunity to establish a symbiotic relationship with the dengue vector mosquito Aedes aegypti. – X Pan – The ISME Journal

Enzymatic dynamics into the Eisenia fetida (Savigny, 1826) gut during vermicomposting of coffee husk and market waste in a tropical environment. – B Ordoñez-Arévalo – Environmental Science and Pollution Research International

Microbial community and ovine host response varies with early and late stages of Haemonchus contortus infection. – S El-Ashram – Veterinary Research Communications

 

Plant, root and soil microbiome

The spent culture supernatant of Pseudomonas syringae contains azelaic acid – SG Javvadi – bioRxiv

Stratified Bacterial and Archaeal Community in Mangrove and Intertidal Wetland Mudflats Revealed by High Throughput 16S rRNA Gene Sequencing – Z Zhou – Frontiers in Microbiology

Genome Sequencing of Microbacterium sp. Yaish 1, a Bacterial Strain Isolated from the Rhizosphere of Date Palm Trees Affected by Salinity – GA Jana – Genome Announcements

A New Proposal for the Pathogenic Mechanism of Non-Coeliac/Non-Allergic Gluten/Wheat Sensitivity: Piecing Together the Puzzle of Recent Scientific Evidence. – V Leccioli – Nutrients

Identification of novel small RNAs in Burkholderia cenocepacia KC-01 expressed under iron limitation and oxidative stress conditions. – S Ghosh – Microbiology

Conductive particles enable syntrophic acetate oxidation between Geobacter and Methanosarcina from coastal sediments – AE Rotaru – bioRxiv

 

Water and extremophile microbiome

A dynamic microbial community with high functional redundancy inhabits the cold, oxic subseafloor aquifer. – BJ Tully – The ISME Journal

 

 

Phages and viruses

Co-existence of freshwater and marine T4-like myoviruses in a typical subtropical estuary. – L Liu – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

 

Techniques

Optimisation of 16S rRNA gut microbiota profiling of extremely low birth weight infants. – C Alcon-Giner – BMC Genomics

Metagenomic analysis reveals potential interactions in an artificial coculture. – M Ren – AMB Express

Review: Phage Hunters: computational strategies for finding phages in large-scale ‘omics datasets – BL Hurwitz – Virus Research

Defining the Transcriptional Landscape during Cytomegalovirus Latency with Single-Cell RNA Sequencing – M Shnayder – bioRxiv

 

Microbes in the news

Can microbiology tell us exactly what killed the Aztecs? – OUP Blog

Tuning the Microbiome Improves Melanoma Immunotherapy Response – GEN

November 3, 2017

Events and jobs

Assistant Professor in Food Microbiology/Safety – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley – Close Date: 12/3/2017

Assistant Professor Microbiology – University of New Haven, Connecticut

Microbiology Technician On-Call – Battle Creek, MI – Michigan

 

General microbiome

Closely related methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates from retail meat, cows with mastitis, and humans in Japan – T Sato – PLoS One

Letter:A global resource allocation strategy governs growth transition kinetics of Escherichia coli – DW Erickson – Nature

Inter-species population dynamics enhance microbial horizontal gene transfer and spread of antibiotic resistance – RM Cooper – eLife

 

Pregnancy and early life

Gut microbiome of mothers delivering prematurely shows reduced diversity and lower relative abundance of Bifidobacterium and Streptococcus – C Dahl – PLoS One

 

 

Human vaginal microbiome

Association of high-risk sexual behaviour with diversity of the vaginal microbiota and abundance of Lactobacillus. – JM Wessels – PLoS One

Associations between sexual habits, menstrual hygiene practices, demographics and the vaginal microbiome as revealed by Bayesian network analysis – N Noyes – bioRxiv

Opinion: Committee Opinion No. 725: Vaginal Seeding – KR Wharton – Obstetrics and Gynecology

 

Human gut microbiome

“Omic” investigations of protozoa and worms for a deeper understanding of the human gut “parasitome”. – V Marzano – PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases

Comparison of the human gastric microbiota in hypochlorhydric states arising as a result of Helicobacter pylori-induced atrophic gastritis, autoimmune atrophic gastritis and proton pump inhibitor use – BN Parsons – PLoS Pathogens

Modeling the temporal dynamics of the gut microbial community in adults and infants – L Shenhav – bioRxiv

The ethnic distribution of sessile serrated polyps in the United States is inversely associated with Helicobacter pylori prevalence – A Sonnenberg – Colorectal Disease

Gut microbiome in gestational diabetes: A Cross-sectional study of mothers and offspring 5 years post-partum. – S Hasan – Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica

Protective Roles of Intestinal Microbiota derived Short Chain Fatty Acids in Alzheimer’s Disease-type Beta-Amyloid Neuropathological Mechanisms. – L Ho – Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics

 

Animal experiments 

Microbiota control immune regulation in humanized mice – E Gülden – Journal of Clinical Investigation Insight

Effects of essential oils from Liquidambar orientalis Mill. leaves on growth performance, carcass and some organ traits, some blood metabolites and intestinal microbiota in broilers. –  A Altop – British Poultry Science

PD-1 deficiency protects experimental colitis via alteration of gut microbiota. – SJ Park – Journal of biochemistry and molecular biology.

The Mouse Model of Infection with Citrobacter rodentium – N Bouladoux – Current Protocols in Immunology

Glyphosate has limited short-term effects on commensal bacterial community composition in the gut environment due to sufficient aromatic amino acid levels. – LN Nielsen – Environmental Pollution

 

Animal microbiome 

Strong responses of Drosophila melanogaster microbiota to developmental temperature – NN Moghadam – Fly (Austin)

Amphibian skin defences show variation in ability to inhibit growth of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis isolates from the Global Panzootic Lineage. – RE Antwis – Microbiology (Reading, England)

Midgut Bacterial Diversity of Wild Populations of Phlebotomus (P.) papatasi, the Vector of Zoonotic Cutaneous Leishmaniasis (ZCL) in Turkey. – M Karakuş – Scientific Reports

Rapid regrowth and detection of microbial contaminants in equine fecal microbiome samples – KF Beckers – PLoS One

 

Plant, root and soil microbiome

Deinococcus hibisci sp. nov., isolated from rhizosphere of Hibiscus syriacus L. (mugunghwa flower). – G Moya – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Priority effects can persist across floral generations in nectar microbial meta-communities – T Hirokazu – Oikos

Endosphere microbiome comparison between symptomatic and asymptomatic roots of Brassica napus infected with Plasmodiophora brassicae – Y Zhao – PLoS One

Microbial community-level regulation explains soil carbon responses to long-term litter manipulations – K Georgiou – Nature Communications

 

Water microbiome and extremophiles

Cultivation and genomics of the first freshwater SAR11 (LD12) isolate – MW Hinson – bioRxiv

Lessons from simple marine models on the bacterial regulation of eukaryotic development – A Woznica – bioRxiv

Chapter: Sponge Disease and Climate Change – HM Luter – Climate Change, Ocean Acidification and Sponges

 

Probiotics / prebiotics

Lactobacillus plantarum HNU082-derived improvements in the intestinal microbiome prevent the development of hyperlipidaemia – Y Shao – Food & Function

Can Probiotic Supplements Improve Outcomes in Rheumatoid Arthritis? – A Schorpion – Current Rheumatology Reports

 

 

Techniques

A novel baiting microcosm approach used to identify the bacterial community associated with Penicillium bilaii hyphae in soil – B Ghodsalavi – PLoS One

Bacterium-triggered remodeling of chromatin identifies BasR, a novel regulator of fungal natural product biosynthesis – J Fischer – bioRxiv

Transcriptome analysis of sheep oral mucosa response to Orf virus infection – H Jia – PLoS One

A mechanism for prime-realignment during influenza A virus replication – J Oymans – bioRxiv

 

Microbes in the news

How caries-causing bacteria can survive in dental plaque – EurekAlert

Nicotine’s hold: What the gut and gender have to do with it – Phys.org

‘Big Chicken’ Connects Poultry Farming To Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria – npr

Microbiology: Crowdsourcing Earth’s microbes – Nature

Fresh off the petri dish: Spend your Thursdays creating art with bacteria – FSU Torch

 

Non-microbiology picks

Nigritoxin is a bacterial toxin for crustaceans and insects – Y Labreuche – Nature Communications

The Polycomb group protein CBX6 is an essential regulator of embryonic stem cell identity – A Santanach – Nature Communications