August 15, 2018

A nice crop of plant/root/soil microbiome studies, some interesting analyses of early life/pregnancy and vaginal microbiota, a belly-load of gut microbiome science, a herd of animal studies, and a few really bad puns… Enjoy!

Events and jobs

A summary of the third annual HIV microbiome workshop – Dr. Brett Williams – AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses

Pregnancy and early life

Early childhood antibiotics use and autism spectrum disorders: a population-based cohort study – Amani F Hamad – International Journal of Epidemiology

The effects of gut microbiota on metabolic outcomes in pregnant women and their offspring – You Lv – Food & Function

Human vaginal microbiome

Cervicovaginal microbiota, women’s health, and reproductive outcomes – Samuel J. Kroon – Fertility and Sterility

Relevance of assessing the uterine microbiota in infertility – Inmaculada Moreno – Fertility and Sterility

Cervicovaginal microbiota, women’s health, and reproductive outcomes – Samuel J. Kroon – Fertility and Sterility

Human nearly-sterile sites

Ursodeoxycholic acid improves liver function via phenylalanine/tyrosine pathway and microbiome remodelling in patients with liver dysfunction – Da Jung Kim – Scientific Reports

Human gut microbiome

Assessing antibiotic resistance gene load in vegan, vegetarian and omnivore human gut microbiota – Losasso Carmen – International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents

Immunomodulatory tetracyclines ameliorate DNBS-colitis: Impact on microRNA expression and microbiota composition – J. Garrido-Mesa – Biochemical Pharmacology

Effects of anthocyanins from the fruit of Lycium ruthenicum Murray on intestinal microbiota – Yamei Yan – Journal of Functional Foods

Disparate Effects of Antibiotics on Hypertension – Sarah Galla – Physiological Genomics

Variability of core microbiota in newly diagnosed treatment-naïve paediatric inflammatory bowel disease patients – T. G. J. de Meij – PLOS One

Dietary soybean protein ameliorates high-fat diet-induced obesity by modifying the gut microbiota-dependent biotransformation of bile acids – Keita Watanabe – PLOS One

Gut microbiota alterations in moderate to severe acne vulgaris patients – Hui‐Min Yan – The Journal of Dermatology

Implication of gut microbiota metabolites in cardiovascular and metabolic diseases – Francois Brial – Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences

Making Sense of… the Microbiome in Psychiatry – Thomaz F S Bastiaanssen – International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology

The Microbiome in Cirrhosis and its Complications – Chathur Acharya – Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG induced protective effect on allergic airway inflammation is associated with gut microbiota – Juan Zhang – Cellular Immunology

The gut microbiome as a driver of individual variation in cognition and functional behaviour – Gabrielle L. Davidson – Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B

Animal experiments

The impact of Clostridium butyricum MIYAIRI 588 on the murine gut microbiome and colonic tissue – Mao Hagihara – Anaerobe

Monitoring and evaluation of the interaction between deoxynivalenol and gut microbiota in Wistar rats by mass spectrometry-based metabolomics and next-generation sequencing – Eugènia Miró-Abella – Food and Chemical Toxicology

Lentil (Lens culinaris Medikus) Diet Affects the Gut Microbiome and Obesity Markers in Rat – Niroshan Siva – Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Gut bacterial composition in a mouse model of Parkinson’s disease – P. Perez-Pardo – Beneficial Microbes

Gut Microbiome in BALB/c and C57BL/6J Mice Undergoing Experimental Thyroid Autoimmunity Associate with Differences in Immunological Responses and Thyroid Function – Sajad Moshkelgosha – Hormone and Metabolic Research

Ultraviolet Irradiation of Skin Alters the Faecal Microbiome Independently of Vitamin D in Mice – Simon Ghaly – Nutrients

Impact of lincosamides antibiotics on the composition of the rat gut microbiota and the metabolite profile of plasma and feces – C. Behr – Toxicology Letters

Animal microbiome

Understanding bacterial communities for informed biosecurity and improved larval survival in Pacific oysters – Olivier Laroche – Aquaculture

A meta-analysis reveals the environmental and host factors shaping the structure and function of the shrimp microbiota – Fernanda Cornejo-Granados​ – PeerJ

Do the microorganisms from laboratory culture spent growth medium affect house dust mite fitness and microbiome composition? – Vit Molva – Insect Science

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Microbial diversity associated to the intestinal tract of soil invertebrates – Dayana da Silva Correia – Applied Soil Ecology

Yellow Canopy Syndrome in sugarcane is associated with shifts in the rhizosphere soil metagenome but not with overall soil microbial function – Kelly Hamonts – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Anthropogenic influence shapes the distribution of antibiotic resistant bacteria (ARB) in the sediment of Sundarban estuary in India – Anish Bhattacharyya – Science of the Total Environment

Disentangling effects of temperature on microbial community and copper extraction in column bioleaching of low grade copper sulfide – Yuguang Wang – Bioresource Technology

Long-term Plastic Greenhouse Cultivation Changes Soil Microbial Community Structures: A Case Study – Yang Song – Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Flooding and prolonged drought have differential legacy impacts on soil nitrogen cycling, microbial communities and plant productivity – Linh T. T. Nguyen – Plant and Soil

[PhD Dissertation] Microbial Communities and Their Impact on Bioenergy Crops in Dynamic Environments – Brandon Monier, South Dakota State University – Open Prairie

[PDF] Characterization of osmotolerant rhizobacteria for plant growth promoting
activities in vitro and during plant-microbe association under osmotic stress – Bandeppa – Indian Journal of Experimental Biology

Isolation and Analysis of Microbial Communities in Soil, Rhizosphere, and Roots in Perennial Grass Experiments – Morgan R. McPherson – J. Vis. Exp

Water and extremophile microbiome 

[PDF download] Monitoring biofilm communities in operational drinking water distribution systems and the impact on water quality – I. Douterelo – 1st International WDSA

Molecular detection of microbial communities associated with Microcystis vs Synechococcus dominated waters in Tianjin, China – Da Huo – Journal of Oceanology and Limnology

Metagenomic assessment of the microbial community and methanogenic pathways in biosolids from a municipal wastewater treatment plant in Medellín, Colombia – Katherine Bedoya – Science of the Total Environment

Profiling microbial communities in a watershed undergoing intensive anthropogenic activities – Hehuan Liao – Science of the Total Environment

The gut microbiome and aquatic toxicology: An emerging concept for environmental health – Ondrej Adamovsky – PeerJ

Microbial community composition of a hydrocarbon reservoir 40 years after a CO2 enhanced oil recovery flood – Jenna L K Shelton – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Temporal dynamics of activated sludge bacterial communities in two diversity variant full-scale sewage treatment plants – Xiao-Tao Jiang – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

The Nile River Microbiome Reveals a Remarkably Stable Community Between Wet and Dry Seasons, and Sampling Sites, in a Large Urban Metropolis (Cairo, Egypt) – Eraqi WA – OMICS

Probiotics / prebiotics

Influence of monostrain and multistrain probiotics on immunity, intestinal ultrastructure and microbiota in experimental dysbiosis – E. Ermolenko – Beneficial Microbes

Effects of Probiotics on Inflammation and Uremic Toxins Among Patients on Dialysis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis – Charat Thongprayoon – Digestive Diseases and Sciences

Bioinformatics

Biomarker panels for characterizing microbial community biofilm formation as composite molecular process – Magnus Bosse – PLOS One

* Maximal viral information recovery from sequence data using VirMAP – Nadim J Ajami – Nature Communications

Techniques

Using Bioreactors to Study the Effects of Drugs on the Human Microbiota – Mabel Guzman-Rodriguez – Methods

Ed’s non-microbiology picks

Human activities might influence oncogenic processes in wild animal populations – Mathieu Giraudeau – Nature Ecology & Evolution

In apoptosis, cell death spreads through perpetuating waves – James Ferrell – Stanford Medicine

Study finds Tdap vaccination for pregnant women does not increase risk of autism

Boys should be given HPV vaccine, says joint committee

New Study: Omega-3s Can Help Keep Kids Out of Trouble

Mars (probably) has a lake of liquid water

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August 13, 2018

Today’s Digest is full of amazing research from focusing on causation in microbiome studies to increased efficacy of BLAST searches in the age of high throughput sequencing.

General Microbiome

Microbiome: Focus on Causation and Mechanism.Fischbach MA. Cell.

Effect of Antibiotic-Mediated Microbiome Modulation on Rotavirus Vaccine Immunogenicity: A Human, Randomized-Control Proof-of-Concept Trial.Harris VC. Cell Host and Microbe

Enhancing Rotavirus Vaccination: A Microbial Fix? Parker EPK. Cell Host and Microbe

Snapshot of an early Paleoproterozoic ecosystem: Two diverse microfossil communities from the Turee Creek Group, Western Australia. Barlow EV. Geobiology.

Background levels of microorganisms in the busy urban environment of transport hubs.Patel KV. Journal of Applied Microbiology.

Immunomodulation as Therapy for Fungal Infection: Are We Closer?Sam QH. Frontiers in Microbiology

Profiling of Bacterial and Fungal Microbial Communities in Cystic Fibrosis Sputum Using RNA.Grahl N. mSphere.

Oral Microbiome

Comparison of oral microbiota in orthodontic patients and healthy individuals.Sun F. Microbial Pathogenesis

Skin Microbiome

Mud therapy and skin microbiome: a review.Antonelli M. International Journal of Biometeorology

Gut Microbiome

Phylogeny-corrected identification of microbial gene families relevant to human gut colonization.Bradley PH. PLoS Computational Biology

Dynamic changes in human-gut microbiome in relation to a placebo-controlled anthelminthic trial in Indonesia.Martin I. PLoS Neglected Tropical Disease.

Faecal Microbiome

Effects of metal and metalloid pollutants on the microbiota composition of feces obtained from twelve commercial pig farms across China.Peng Z. Science Total Environment

Fecal Microbiota Alterations Associated With Diarrhea-Predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome.Zhuang X. Frontiers in Microbiology.

Plant, Soils, and Air Microbiome

Environmental variables better explain changes in potential nitrification and denitrification activities than microbial properties in fertilized forest soils.Tang Y. Science of Total Environment

Metagenomic analysis of rhizosphere microflora of oil-contaminated soil planted with barley and alfalfa. Kumar V. PLoS One.

Trichoderma polysporum selectively inhibits white-nose syndrome fungal pathogen Pseudogymnoascus destructans amidst soil microbes.Singh A. Microbiome.

Tissue Microbiome of Norway Spruce Affected by Heterobasidion-Induced Wood Decay.Ren F. Microbial Ecology

Evidence for complete nitrification in enrichment culture of tidal sediments and diversity analysis of clade a comammox Nitrospira in natural environments. Yu C. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology.

Traits-Based Integration of Multi-Species Inoculants Facilitates Shifts of Indigenous Soil Bacterial Community.Wang J. Frontier in Microbiology

Spatial Patterns and Drivers of Microbial Taxa in a Karst Broadleaf Forest.Song M. Frontiers in Microbiology

Water Microbiome

Response of Microbial Communities to Changing Climate Conditions During Summer Cyanobacterial Blooms in the Baltic Sea.Berner C. Frontiers in Microbiology

Coral Microbiome Database: Integration of sequences reveals high diversity and relatedness of coral-associated microbes.Huggett MJ. Environmental Microbiology Reports

Animal Experiments and Microbiome

Diet and other environmental factors shape the bacterial communities of fish gut in an eutrophic lake. Kashinskaya EN. Journal of Applied Microbiology

Yeast-like microorganisms in the scale insect Kermes quercus (Insecta, Hemiptera, Coccomorpha: Kermesidae). Newly acquired symbionts?Podsiadło E. Arthropod Structure and Development

Initial description of the core ocular surface microbiome in dogs: Bacterial community diversity and composition in a defined canine population.Leis ML. Veterinary Ophthalmology

High-Throughput Analysis Reveals Seasonal Variation of the Gut Microbiota Composition Within Forest Musk Deer (<i>Moschus berezovskii</i>).Hu X. Frontiers in Microbiology

A Comprehensive Research on Antibiotic Resistance Genes in Microbiota of Aquatic Animals.Hong B. Frontiers in Microbiology

Identification of spider-mite species and their endosymbionts using multiplex PCR.Zélé F. Experimental and Applied Acarology

Soil microarthropods alter the outcome of plant-soil feedback experiments.Kuťáková E. Scientific Reports

Techniques/Bioinformatics 

Metagenome complexity and template length are the main causes of bias in PCR-based bacteria community analysis.Peng W. Journal of Basic Microbiology

Single-cell RNA sequencing technologies and bioinformatics pipelines.Hwang B. Experimental and Molecular Medicine

Negative Binomial Mixed Models for Analyzing Longitudinal Microbiome Data.Zhang X. Frontiers in Microbiology

Stationary and portable sequencing-based approaches for tracing wastewater contamination in urban stormwater systems. Hu Y. Scientific Reports

CrocoBLAST: Running BLAST efficiently in the age of next-generation sequencing.Tristão Ramos RJ. Bioinformatics

July 30, 2018

Today’s digest features the microbiomes of a XVIII century mummy (Krásna Hôrka, Slovakia), an interesting initiative out of Belgium (Disbiome, a database of microbiota-disease associations), exciting news from Kamagata lab about improved culturing of environmental samples, promising findings on gut bacteria byproduct that protects against Salmonella, and much more. Happy reading!

Human microbiome

*Disbiome database: linking the microbiome to disease – Yorick Janssens – BMC Microbiol.

*The microbiomes of a XVIII century mummy from the castle of Krásna Hôrka (Slovakia) and its surrounding environment – Lucia Kraková – Environ Microbiol.

Gut microbiome

*A Gut Commensal-Produced Metabolite Mediates Colonization Resistance to Salmonella Infection – Amanda Jacobson – Cell Host & Microbe

Simulation and modeling of dietary changes in the infant gut microbiome – Daniel Medina – FEMS Microbiol Ecol.

Human gut bacteria as potent class I histone deacetylase inhibitors in vitro through production of butyric acid and valeric acid – Samantha Yuille – PLoS One

Review: An update on the role of gut microbiota in chronic inflammatory diseases, and potential therapeutic targets – Bobbi Laing – Expert Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol.

A step ahead: Exploring the gut microbiota in inpatients with bipolar disorder during a depressive episode – Annamaria Painold – Bipolar Disord.

Review: The Gut-Brain Axis, the Human Gut Microbiota and Their Integration in the Development of Obesity – Edward Bliss – Front Physiol.

Fungal dysbiosis in cirrhosis – Jasmohan S Bajaj – Hepatology

Urinary tract microbiome

The bacterial microbiota in first-void urine from men with and without idiopathic urethritis – Maria Frølund – PLoS One

Lung microbiome

Lower respiratory tract microbial composition was diversified in Pseudomonas aeruginosa ventilator-associated pneumonia patients – Xiaoling Qi – Respir Res.

Plant microbiome

Bacterial community assemblages in the rhizosphere soil, root endosphere and cyst of soybean cyst nematode-suppressive soil challenged with nematodes – Muzammil Hussain – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Exploring plant-microbe interactions of the rhizobacteria Bacillus subtilis and Bacillus mycoides by use of the CRISPR-Cas9 system – Yanglei Yi – Environ Microbiol.

Microbial Group Dynamics in Plant Rhizospheres and Their Implications on Nutrient Cycling – Garcia Joshua – Front Microbiol.

Water microbiome

Community dynamics and functional characteristics of naphthalene-degrading populations in contaminated surface sediments and hypoxic/anoxic groundwater – Roland Wilhelm – Environ Microbiol.

Techniques

*Isolation of Previously Uncultured Slow-growing Bacteria by Using a Simple Modification in Preparation of Agar Media – Souichiro Kato – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Review: The role of the gut microbiota on animal model reproducibility – Patricia Turner – Animal Model Exp.

Review: Environmental enrichment and mouse models: Current perspectives – Kathryn Bayn – Animal Model Exp.

Assessing the Viability of a Synthetic Bacterial Consortium on the In Vitro Gut Host-microbe Interface – Marta Calatayud Arroyo – J Vis Exp.

Bioprinting microbial communities to examine interspecies interactions in
time and space – William Frederick Hynes – Biomed. Phys. Eng. Express

July 28, 2018

Have a good weekend! For this Saturday, we have more than 60 articles! 

Including: A set of reviews about mother, delivery and neonate microbiome; relationship between microbiome and cancer and Alzheimer; microbiome in primate models, reviews about pathogens and more…

 

Human and General Microbiome

Review: Gut Mycobiota and Fungal Metabolites in Human Homeostasis – Izabella Mogilnicka – Current Drug Targets

Review: Dietary Protein and Muscle in Aging People: The Potential Role of the Gut Microbiome – Mary Ni Lochlainn – Nutrients

Review: The interplay between neutrophils and microbiota in cancer – Carolyne K. Smith – Journal of Leukocyte Biology

Review: Flux, Impact, and Fate of Halogenated Xenobiotic Compounds in the Gut – Siavash Atashgahi – Frontiers in Physiology

Review: Akkermansia muciniphila in the Human Gastrointestinal Tract: When, Where, and How? – Sharon Y. Geerlings – Microorganisms

Review: Considering gut microbiota disturbance in the management of Helicobacter pylori infection – Loris R. Lopetuso – Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Microbiome Analyses for Toxicological Studies – Jacquelynn Benjamino – Current Protocols in Toxicology

Editorial: Caesarean-Section and Neonatal Gut Microbiome: Short and Long Term Effects and New Targets for Early Prevention – Giannattasio A. – Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism

Review: C-section and the Neonatal Gut Microbiome Acquisition: Consequences for Future Health – Arboleya S. – Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism

Review: Birth Mode-Related Differences in Gut Microbiota Colonization and Immune System Development – Francino M.P.  – Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism

Review: Intervention for Dysbiosis in Children Born by C-Section – Francavilla R. – Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism

Review: Gut Microbiota Composition in Healthy Japanese Infants and Young Adults Born by C-Section – Nagpal R. – Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism

Review: Dysbiosis in Children Born by Caesarean Section – Salas Garcia M.C. – Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism

 

Human Gut

Association between Alzheimer’s Disease and Oral and Gut Microbiota: Are Pore Forming Proteins the Missing Link? – Aguayo, Sebastian –  Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease

Gut microbiome analysis as a tool towards targeted non-invasive biomarkers for early hepatocellular carcinoma – Zhigang Ren – Gut

A Multi-omic Association Study of Trimethylamine N-Oxide – Ohad Manor – Cell Reports

Gut Bacterial Microbiota and its Resistome Rapidly Recover to Basal State Levels after Short-term Amoxicillin-Clavulanic Acid Treatment in Healthy Adults – Chad W. MacPherson – Scientific Reports

Cost-effectiveness analysis of ribotype-guided fecal microbiota transplantation in Chinese patients with severe Clostridium difficile infection – Minghuan Jiang – PLoS ONE

Microbiota Quality and Mitochondrial Activity Link with Occurrence of Muscle Cramps in Hemodialysis Patients using Citrate Dialysate: A Pilot Study – Durand P.-Y. – Blood Purification

Gut microbiota, dietary intakes and intestinal permeability reflected by serum zonulin in women – S. Mörkl – European Journal of Nutrition

Analysis of the Enteric Microbiome: First Tentative Steps Towards a Comprehensive Work-up of Prostate Cancer? – Ilaria Cavarretta – European Urology

 

Human Respiratory Tract

Respiratory Microbiome Profiling for Etiologic Diagnosis of Pneumonia in Mechanically Ventilated Patients – Georgios D. Kitsios – Frontiers in Microbiology

Oropharyngeal microbiome evaluation highlights Neisseria abundance in active celiac patients – Laura Iaffaldano – Scientific Reports

 

Newborn and Mother Microbiome

Maternal antimicrobial use at delivery has a stronger impact than mode of delivery on bifidobacterial colonization in infants: a pilot study – Naruaki Imoto – Journal of Perinatology

 

Human Urinary/Reproductive Tract

Endocervical and vaginal microbiota in South African adolescents with asymptomatic Chlamydia trachomatis infection – Christina Balle – Scientific Reports

Introduction: Microbes in the female reproductive function, do they matter? – Carlos Simon – Fertility and Sterility

 

Human Skin

Relations between epidermal barrier dysregulation and staphylococci-dominated microbiome dysbiosis in atopic dermatitis – Can Altunbulakli – Atopic Dermatitis Research

 

Animal Microbiome / Animal Experiments

Associations Between Nutrition, Gut Microbiome, and Health in A Novel Nonhuman Primate Model – Jonathan B. Clayton – Scientific Reports

Diarrhea-Associated Intestinal Microbiota in Captive Sichuan Golden Snub-Nosed Monkeys (Rhinopithecus roxellana) – Hui Zhu – Microbes and Environments

An orally administered oral pathobiont and commensal have comparable and innocuous systemic effects in germ-free mice – Keisuke Sato – Journal of Periodontal Disease

Effects of dietary tryptophan supplementation in the acetic acid-induced colitis mouse model – Shuai Chen – Food and Nutrition

Early-life stress leads to sex-dependent changes in pubertal timing in rats that are reversed by a probiotic formulation – Caitlin S. M. Cowan – Developmental Psychobiology

A Comparative Study on the Faecal Bacterial Community and Potential Zoonotic Bacteria of Muskoxen (Ovibos moschatus) in Northeast Greenland, Northwest Greenland and Norway – Emilie U. Andersen-Ranberg – Microorganisms

Gut microbiota influences Alzheimer’s disease pathogenesis by regulating acetate in Drosophila model – Yan Kong – Future Microbiology

Elevated Seawater Temperatures Decrease Microbial Diversity in the Gut of Mytilus coruscus – Yi-Feng Li – Frontiers in Physiology

Microbiome-metabolomics Analysis of the Impacts of Long-term Dietary Advanced Glycation End Products Consumption on the C57BL/6 Mouse Fecal Microbiota and Metabolite Perturbation – Wanting Qu – Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Papio spp. Colon microbiome and its link to obesity in pregnancy – XuanJi Li – Journal of Medical Primatology

Combination of Aronia, Red Ginseng, Shiitake Mushroom and Nattokinase Potentiated Insulin Secretion and Reduced Insulin Resistance with Improving Gut Microbiome Dysbiosis in Insulin Deficient Type 2 Diabetic Rats – Hye Jeong Yang – Nutrients

Short and long-term effects of a synbiotic on clinical signs, the fecal microbiome, and metabolomic profiles in healthy research cats receiving clindamycin: a randomized, controlled trial – Jacqueline C. Whittemore​ – PeerJ

Lactobacillus plantarum ZDY04 exhibits a strain-specific property of lowering TMAO via the modulation of gut microbiota in mice – Liang Qiu – Food and Function

Diet induced maternal obesity affects offspring gut microbiota and persists into young adulthood – Yanjie Guo – Food and Function

Antibiotic-induced acceleration of type 1 diabetes alters maturation of innate intestinal immunity – Xue-Song Zhang – eLife

Clostridium butyricum Attenuates Chronic Unpredictable Mild Stress-Induced Depressive-Like Behavior in Mice via the Gut-Brain Axis – Jing Sun – Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

 

Food Microbiome

Analysis of Fish Commonly Sold in Local Supermarkets Reveals the Presence of Pathogenic and Multidrug-Resistant Bacterial Communities – Ama Okyere – Microbiology Insights

Short communication: Profiling white wine seed vinegar bacterial diversity through viable counting, metagenomic sequencing and PCR-DGGE – Vesna Milanović – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Acyl-homoserine-lactones receptor LuxR of Shewanella baltica involved in the development of microbiota and spoilage of refrigerated shrimp – Jinxin Jie – Journal of Food Science and Technology

 

Beneficial Microbes and Compounds

Review: Probiotics against airway allergy: host factors to consider – Irina Spacova – Disease Model and Mechanisms

Abundance of gut Prevotella at baseline and metabolic response to barley prebiotics – Jonna Sandberg – European Journal of Nutrition

Letter: Effect of Metformin or Chinese Herbal Formula in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Hyperlipidemia: A Reassessment – Venu Gopal Jonnalagadda – mBio

Coreopsis Tinctoria Modulates Lipid Metabolism by Decreasing Low-Density Lipoprotein and Improving Gut Microbiota – Ren Z. – Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry

 

Pathogen Research

Review: Recent insights into Shigella – Stephen Baker – Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases

Review: Cholera: recent updates – Ana A. Weil – Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases

 

Soil and Plant Microbiome

Microbial community assembly differs across minerals in a rhizosphere microcosm – Thea Whitman – Environmental Microbiology

Bipartite interactions, antibiotic production and biosynthetic potential of the Arabidopsis leaf microbiome – Eric J. N. Helfrich – Nature Microbiology

Vineyard under-vine floor management alters soil microbial composition, while the fruit microbiome shows no corresponding shifts – Ming-Yi Chou – Scientific Reports

 

Methods

Methodology: A two-stage microbial association mapping framework with advanced FDR control – Jiyuan Hu – Microbiome

A Comprehensive Study on Predicting Functional Role of Metagenomes Using Machine Learning Methods – Jyotsna Talreja Wassan – IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

Generalized Linear Models with Linear Constraints for Microbiome Compositional Data – Jiarui Lu – Biometrics

Analyzing differences between microbiome communities using mixture distributions – Konstantin Shestopaloff – Statistics in Medicine

Pathomimetic modeling of human intestinal diseases and underlying host-gut microbiome interactions in a gut-on-a-chip – Woojung Shin – Methods in Cell Biology

 

Other

A year of monitoring 20 mesophilic full-scale bioreactors reveals the existence of stable but different core microbiomes in bio-waste and wastewater anaerobic digestion systems – Magdalena Calusinska – Biotechnology for Biofuels

 

July 27, 2018

Diversity and stability of the oyster microbiota, earthworm gut bacteria contribute to silicon acquisition by maize, metabolic function and composition of the gut microbiota regulated by IgA, a review on engineering live biotherapeutics.

General microbiome

Review: Synthetic Biology and Engineered Live Biotherapeutics: Toward Increasing System Complexity – Tanel Ozdemir – Cell Systems

Pre-print: Fungal chromatin mapping identifies BasR, as the regulatory node of bacteria-induced fungal secondary metabolism – Juliane Fischer – bioRxiv

Multi-site human microbiome

Review: The Gut Microbiome as a Major Regulator of the Gut-Skin Axis – Iman Salem – Frontiers in Microbiology

Human respiratory microbiome

Identifying aerosolized cyanobacteria in the human respiratory tract: A proposed mechanism for cyanotoxin-associated diseases – Dominic N Facciponte – Science of the Total Environment

Human skin microbiome

Minor taxa in human skin microbiome contribute to the personal identification – Hikaru Watanabe – PLOS ONE

Animal experiments

Intestinal Microbiota Disruption Reduces Regulatory T Cells and Increases Respiratory Viral Infection Mortality Through Increased IFNγ Production – Mitchell H Grayson – Frontiers in Immunology

IgA regulates the composition and metabolic function of gut microbiota by promoting symbiosis between bacteria – Akira Nakajima – Journal of Experimental Medicine

Animal microbiome

Fecal bacterial communities from Mediterranean loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) – Elena Biagi – Environmental Microbiology Reports

Pre-print: Diversity and stability of microbiota are key factors associated to healthy and diseased Crassostrea gigas oysters – Camille Clerissi – bioRxiv

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Earthworm gut bacteria increase silicon bioavailability and acquisition by maize – Lin Hu – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Digging mammals contribute to rhizosphere fungal community composition and seedling growth – Shannon J Dundas – Biodiversity and Conservation

Soil amendment alters soil physicochemical properties and bacterial community structure of a replanted apple orchard – Bowen Liang – Microbiological Research

Water and extremophile microbiome

Microbiome functioning depends on individual and interactive effects of the environment and community structure – Chloé Orland – The ISME Journal

Microbes in space

Pre-print: Water quality and microbial load: a double-threshold identification procedure intended for space applications – Stefano Amalfitano – bioRxiv

Food microbiology

A low FODMAP diet is associated with changes in the microbiota and reduction in breath hydrogen but not colonic volume in healthy subjects – Tim J Sloan – PLOS ONE

Profiling white wine seed vinegar bacterial diversity through viable counting, metagenomic sequencing and PCR-DGGE – Vesna Milanović – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Probiotics/prebiotics

Review: Adipose tissue inflammation and metabolic syndrome. The proactive role of probiotics – Sebastian Torres – European Journal of Nutrition

Techniques

Recognizing the reagent microbiome – Marcus C de Goffau – Nature Microbiology

More microbes

Metabolically engineered Corynebacterium glutamicum for bio-based production of chemicals, fuels, materials, and healthcare products – Judith Becker – Metabolic Engineering

Pre-print: A dual motif mediates outer-membrane translocation and packing of glycosidases into Bacteroides Outer Membrane Vesicles – Ezequiel Valguarnera – bioRxiv

The outer membrane is an essential load-bearing element in Gram-negative bacteria – Enrique R Rojas – Nature

Microbes in the news

Viruses cooperate to defeat bacteria – Aude Bernheim – Nature

July 26, 2018

Altered intestinal phage populations in murine colitis, degradation of aromatic compounds by the wheat rhizosphere, barley products change the gut microbiota composition of rats.

General microbiome

Defining microbiome function – Jonathan L Klassen – Nature Microbiology

Electroactive microorganisms and microbial consortia – Enrico Marsili – Bioelectrochemistry

Humanome Versus Microbiome: Games of Dominance and Pan-Biosurveillance in the Omics Universe – Manousos E Kambouris – OMICS: A Journal of Integrative Biology

Human respiratory microbiome

The nasopharyngeal microbiota in patients with viral respiratory tract infections is enriched in bacterial pathogens – Sophie Edouard – European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases

Human oral microbiome

Paired analysis of the microbiota between surface tissue swabs and biopsies from pediatric patients undergoing adenotonsillectomy – James Johnston – International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology

Bacterial endotoxins and microorganisms in the oral cavities of patients on cancer therapy – J Mathews – Microbial Pathogenesis

Human gut microbiome

Assessing the Viability of a Synthetic Bacterial Consortium on the In Vitro Gut Host-microbe Interface – Marta Calatayud Arroyo – Journal of Visualized Experiments

Altered gut microbiota profile in patients with generalized anxiety disorder – Hai-yin Jiang – Journal of Psychiatric Research

Animal experiments

Beneficial changes of gut microbiota and metabolism in weaned rats with Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM and Bifidobacterium lactis Bi-07 supplementation – Mengxia Wang – Journal of Functional Foods

Diammonium Glycyrrhizinate Protects against Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in mice through modulation of gut microbiota and restoring intestinal barrier – Yun Li – Molecular Pharmaceuticals

Animal microbiome

Altering the Gut Microbiome of Cattle: Considerations of Host-Microbiome Interactions for Persistent Microbiome Manipulation – Brooke A Clemmons – Microbial Ecology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Microbial community response to growing season and plant nutrient optimisation in a boreal Norway spruce forest – Julia C Haas – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Diversity and Co-occurrence Patterns of Soil Bacterial and Fungal Communities in Seven Intercropping Systems – Sen Li – Frontiers in Microbiology

Metatranscriptome Analysis Deciphers Multifunctional Genes and Enzymes Linked With the Degradation of Aromatic Compounds and Pesticides in the Wheat Rhizosphere – Dhananjaya P Singh – Frontiers in Microbiology

Genome variations between rhizosphere and bulk soil ecotypes of a Pseudomonas koreensis population – Lucas Dantas Lopes – Environmental Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Comparative microbial communities in tidal flats sediment on Incheon, South Korea – Hye Jin Choi – The Journal of General and Applied Microbiology

Food microbiology

Fucoidan alleviates dyslipidemia and modulates gut microbiota in high-fat diet-induced mice – Min Liu – Journal of Functional Foods

Polyphenolic derivatives from mango (Mangifera Indica L.) modulate fecal microbiome, short-chain fatty acids production and the HDAC1/AMPK/LC3 axis in rats with DSS-induced colitis – Hyemee Kim – Journal of Functional Foods

Jaboticaba berry peel intake increases short chain fatty acids production and prevent hepatic steatosis in mice fed high-fat diet – Ângela Giovana Batista – Journal of Functional Foods

Bioavailability of Isoflavone Metabolites After Korean Fermented Soybean Paste (Doenjang) Ingestion in Estrogen‐Deficient Rats – Da-Hye Lee – Journal of Food Science

Barley Products of Different Fibre Composition Selectively Change Microbiota Composition in Rats – Cristina Teixeira – Molecular Nutrition & Food Research

Probiotics/prebiotics

A soy-based probiotic drink modulates the microbiota and reduces body weight gain in diet-induced obese mice – Juliana de Carvalho Marchesin – Journal of Functional Foods

Probiotics in cystic fibrosis patients: A double blind crossover placebo controlled study: Pilot study from the ESPGHAN Working Group on Pancreas/CF – Stephanie Van Biervliet – Clinical Nutrition ESPEN

Probiotics in Pediatric Gastroenterology: Emerging Indications – Elena Scarpato – Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology

Phages and viruses

Murine colitis reveals a disease-associated bacteriophage community – Breck A Duerkop – Nature Microbiology

Widespread anti-CRISPR proteins in virulent bacteriophages inhibit a range of Cas9 proteins – Alexander P Hynes – Nature Communications

Bioinformatics

A marginalized two-part Beta regression model for microbiome compositional data – Haitao Chai – PLOS Computational Biology

Metabolomics

Simultaneous HS-SPME GC-MS determination of short chain fatty acids, trimethylamine and trimethylamine N-oxide for gut microbiota metabolic profile – Jessica Fiori – Talanta

Techniques

Balances: a New Perspective for Microbiome Analysis – J Rivera-Pinto – mSystems

Coupling magnetic-nanoparticle mediated isolation (MMI) and stable isotope probing (SIP) for identifying and isolating the active microbes involved in phenanthrene degradation in wastewater with higher resolution and accuracy – Jibing Li – Water Research

July 25, 2018

Today’s digest consists of opinion paper from European MyNewGut project, review article on gut microbiota dysbiosis, and meta-analysis to find association between antibiotic associated microbiota perturbation and childhood obesity. Also includes application of contraceptive rings and probiotic capsules to increase vaginal lactobacilli, and how preprint publishing could create confusion in public journalism!

General microbiome

Towards microbiome-informed dietary recommendations for promoting metabolic and mental health: Opinion papers of the MyNewGut project – Yolanda Sanz – Clinical Nutrition

Review: The gut microbiota: A new target in the management of alcohol dependence? – Sophie Leclercq – Alcohol

Review: Low diversity gut microbiota dysbiosis: drivers, functional implications and recovery – Michael Kriss – Current Opinion in Microbiology

Review: Environmental factors, gut microbiota, and colorectal cancer prevention – Mingyang Song – Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Review: The association between antibiotic use in infancy and childhood overweight or obesity: a systematic review and meta-analysis – SA Miller – Obesity Reviews

Multi-site human microbiome

Unique subgingival microbiota associated with periodontitis in cirrhosis patients – Anders Jensen – Scientific Reports

Human respiratory microbiome

A Metagenomic Comparison of Tracheal Aspirate and Mini-Bronchial Alveolar Lavage for Assessment of Respiratory Microbiota – Katrina Kalantar – bioRxiv

Human vaginal microbiome

Contraceptive rings promote vaginal lactobacilli in a high bacterial vaginosis prevalence population: A randomised, open-label longitudinal study in Rwandan women – Tania Crucitti – PlosOne

Comparative phase I randomized open-label pilot clinical trial of Gynophilus® (Lcr regenerans®) immediate release capsules versus slow release muco-adhesive tablets – Caroline Dausset – European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

Human gut microbiome

Association Between Intestinal Microbiota Collected at Hospital Admission and Outcomes of Patients with Cirrhosis – Jasmohan S Bajaj – Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Animal experiments

Butyrate regulates inflammatory cytokine expression without affecting oxidative respiration in primary astrocytes from spontaneously hypertensive rats – Tao Yang – Physiological Reports

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Quantitative stable isotope probing with H218O reveals that most bacterial taxa in soil synthesize new ribosomal RNA – Katerina Papp – The ISME Journal

Community structure and plant growth-promoting potential of cultivable bacteria isolated from Cameroon soil – Gylaine VT Tchakounte – Microbiological Research

Water and extremophile microbiome

Effects of mercury addition on microbial community composition and nitrate removal inside permeable reactive barriers – Kenly Hiller-Bittrolff – Environmental Pollution

Food microbiology

Food Chemicals Disrupt Human Gut Microbiota Activity And Impact Intestinal Homeostasis As Revealed By In Vitro Systems – Clemence Defois – Scientific Reports

Polyol-producing lactic acid bacteria isolated from sourdough and their application to reduce sugar in a quinoa-based milk substitute – Stephanie Jeske – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Probiotics / prebiotics

Probiotics in cystic fibrosis patients: A double blind crossover placebo controlled study: Pilot study from the ESPGHAN Working Group on Pancreas/CF – Stephanie Van Biervliet – Clinical Nutrition ESPEN

Phages and viruses

Parvovirus Minute Virus of Mice Interacts with Sites of Cellular DNA Damage to Establish and Amplify its Lytic Infection – Kinjal Majumder – eLife

Techniques

Review: The evolving interface between synthetic biology and functional metagenomics – Eric Van der Helm – Nature Chemical Biology

Targeted analysis of microbial-generated phenolic acid metabolites derived from grape flavanols by gas chromatography-triple quadrupole mass spectrometry – Eileen Carry – Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis

Science, publishing, and career 

Preprints could promote confusion and distortion – Nature News

Science-adjacent’ conferences and why they matter – Nature News

Tulika’s non-microbiology picks

Metformin inhibits gluconeogenesis via a redox-dependent mechanism in vivo – Anila K Madiraju – Nature Medicine