May 10, 2019

Have a good Friday! Today was published a very interesting article about a longitudinal study using several tools (including microbiome analysis), finding several clinically actionable health discoveries and identified multiple molecular pathways associated with metabolic, cardiovascular and oncologic pathophysiology, in patients with type II diabetes. This article could represent an interesting contribution to precision medicine development.

In addition, this digest also contains papers about: the role of sphingolipids in symbiosis and gut health, the role of fecal microbiota transplantation in IBS relief, the stability of a probiotic strain in infants, and more…

 

Human/General Microbiome

A longitudinal big data approach for precision health – Sophia Miryam Schüssler-Fiorenza Rose – Nature Medicine

Turning points: Making the microbiome personal – Ami S. Bhatt – Nature Medicine

Bacteroides-Derived Sphingolipids Are Critical for Maintaining Intestinal Homeostasis and Symbiosis – Eric M. Brown – Cell Host & Microbe

Relief of irritable bowel syndrome by fecal microbiota transplantation is associated with changes in diversity and composition of the gut microbiota – Hong Li Huang – Journal of Digestive Diseases

Perspective: Do Interactions Between Environmental Chemicals and the Human Microbiome Need to Be Considered in Risk Assessments? – Joseph Rodricks – Risk Analysis

Association of the oral microbiome with the progression of impaired fasting glucose in a Chinese elderly population – Rui-Rui Wang – Journal of Oral Microbiology

Stroke Dysbiosis Index (SDI) in Gut Microbiome Are Associated With Brain Injury and Prognosis of Stroke – Geng-Hong Xia – Frontiers in Neurology

Review: Alpha-Synuclein Pathology and the Role of the Microbiota in Parkinson’s Disease – Emily Fitzgerald – Frontiers in Neuroscience

Mucosal-associated invariant T cells and oral microbiome in persistent apical periodontitis – Haleh Davanian – International Journal of Oral Science

Obesity, Xenobiotic Intake and Antimicrobial-Resistance Genes in the Human Gastrointestinal Tract: A Comparative Study of Eutrophic, Overweight and Obese Individuals – Marjorie Raquel Anariba Sarmiento – Genes

Effects of Intestinal Microbial⁻Elaborated Butyrate on Oncogenic Signaling Pathways – Jiezhong Chen – Nutrients

Composite Analysis of the Virome and Bacteriome of HIV/HPV Co-Infected Women Reveals Proxies for Immunodeficiency – Juliana D. Siqueira – Viruses

 

Animal Microbiome and Animal Model Experiments

Review: Veterinary ocular microbiome: Lessons learned beyond the culture – Kayla C. Banks – Veterinary Ophthalmology  

Antibiotic-Induced Disruption of Gut Microbiota Alters Local Metabolomes and Immune Responses – Lin Sun – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

Cloacal microbiomes and ecology of individual barn swallows – Roberto Ambrosini – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Exposure to microplastics lowers arsenic accumulation and alters gut bacterial communities of earthworm Metaphire californica – Hong-Tao Wang – Environmental Pollution

Fermented carrot juice attenuates type 2 diabetes by mediating gut microbiota in rats – Rongkang Hu – Food and Function

Positive effects of a Clostridium butyricum-based compound probiotic on growth performance, immune responses, intestinal morphology, hypothalamic neurotransmitters, and colonic microbiota in weaned piglets – Guangtian Cao – Food and Function

Ripened Pu-erh tea extract protects mice from obesity by modulating gut microbiota composition – Xiaojie Lu – Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Microbiota alter metabolism and mediate neurodevelopmental toxicity of 17β-estradiol – Tara R. Catron – Scientific Reports

 

Beneficial Microbes and Compounds

Vitamin C and B3 as New Biomaterials to Alter Intestinal Stem Cells – Yijun Qi – Journal of Biomedical Material Research

Bile salt hydrolase can improve Lactobacillus plantarum survival in gastrointestinal tract by enhancing their adhesion ability – Yanrong Liu – FEMS Microbiology Letters

Administration of the Probiotic Escherichia coli Strain A0 34/86 Resulted in a Stable Colonization of the Human Intestine During the First Year of Life – Lenka Micenková – Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins

Minireview: Structures and Metabolic Properties of Bovine Milk Oligosaccharides and Their Potential in the Development of Novel Therapeutics – Randall C. Robinson – Frontiers in Nutrition

 

Bioinformatics and Analysis

An Adaptive Multivariate Two-Sample Test With Application to Microbiome Differential Abundance Analysis – Kalins Banerjee – Frontiers in Genetics

Identifying Gut Microbiota Associated With Colorectal Cancer Using a Zero-Inflated Lognormal Model – Dongmei Ai – Frontiers in Microbiology

 

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May 4, 2019

Have a good weekend! Today, in this MB, we have interesting papers about different aspects of the microbiome. For example, we have a review overviewing the relationship between epigenetic changes, microbiome and metabolic diseases, as well as a paper focused in the use of a microbial metabolite in the prognosis of coronary issues. We have also the publication of an interesting study authored by the MB founder Elisabeth Bik.

There are also some papers about coral microbiome and an study about the homogenization of the microbiome between both US Air Force cadets and their built environment.

 

Human and General Microbiome

Review: Epigenetic Markers and Microbiota/Metabolite-Induced Epigenetic Modifications in the Pathogenesis of Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome, Type 2 Diabetes, and Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease – Daniela Stols-Gonçalves – Current Diabetes Reports

A novel sequencing-based vaginal health assay combining self-sampling, HPV detection and genotyping, STI detection, and vaginal microbiome analysis – Elisabeth Bik – PLoS ONE

Trimethyllysine, a trimethylamine N-oxide precursor, provides near- and long-term prognostic value in patients presenting with acute coronary syndromes – Xinmin S Li – European Heart Journal

Review: The interaction between Entamoeba histolytica and enterobacteria shed light on an ancient antibacterial response – Nancy Guillén – Cellular Microbiology

PCR Characterization of Microbiota on Contracted and Non-Contracted Breast Capsules – Yara Bachour – Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Decreased Cephalosporin Susceptibility of Oropharyngeal Neisseria Species in Antibiotic-Using Men-who-have-sex-with-men of Hanoi, Vietnam– Huan V Dong – Clinical Infectious Diseases

Review: Smoking and periodontal microorganisms – Takashi Hanioka – Japanese Dental Science Review

The influence of the vaginal microbiota on preterm birth: A systematic review and recommendations for a minimum dataset for future research – Myrthe JCS. Peelen – Placenta

Gut Microbiome in Health and Disease: Emerging Diagnostic Opportunities – Aonghus Lavelle – Gastroenterology Clinics of North America

Laryngotracheal Microbiota in Adult Laryngotracheal Stenosis – Alexander T. Hillel – mSphere

Antibiotic Resistance Gene Diversity and Virulence Gene Diversity Are Correlated in Human Gut and Environmental Microbiomes – Pedro Escudeiro –  mSphere

 

Beneficial Microbes

Review: Changing our microbiome: Probiotics in dermatology – Y. Yu – British Journal of Dermatology

Amelioration of obesity-related biomarkers by Lactobacillus sakei CJLS03 in a high-fat diet-induced obese murine model – Josep Ji – Scientific Reports

 

Animal Models / Animal Microbiome

Age-related analysis of the gut microbiome in a purebred dog colony – Keijiro Mizukami – FEMS Microbiology Letters

Addition of plant dietary fibre to a raw red meat high protein, high fat diet, alters the faecal bacteriome and organic acid profiles of the domestic cat (Felis catus) – Christina F. Butowski – PLoS ONE

Effects of diet on gut microbiota of soil collembolans – Qian Xiang – Science of The Total Environment

Multiple stressors interact primarily through antagonism to drive changes in the coral microbiome – Rebecca L. Maher – Scientific Reports

Structure and stability of the coral microbiome in space and time – Courtney M. Dunphy – Scientific Reports

The effect of dissolved nickel and copper on the adult coral Acropora muricata and its microbiome – Francesca Gissi – Environmental Pollution

 

Food Microbiome

Microbiota and Chemical Compounds in Fermented Pinelliae Rhizoma (Banxiaqu) from Different Areas in the Sichuan Province, China – Bo Shu – Polish Journal of Microbiology

 

Built Environment

Longitudinal homogenization of the microbiome between both occupants and the built environment in a cohort of United States Air Force Cadets –  Anukriti Sharma – Microbiome

 

Environmental Microbiome

The Influence of Temperature and Nitrogen Source on Cellulolytic Potential of Microbiota Isolated from Natural Environment –  Agnieszka Wita  – Polish Journal of Microbiology

 

Techniques

The potential of nanoflow liquid chromatography-nano electrospray ionisation-mass spectrometry for global profiling the faecal metabolome – Andrew J. Chetwynd – Journal of Chromatography A

April 29, 2019

Today’s Monday morning digest is about correlations of human gut microbiome with circulating metabolites, coronary artery disease severity; microbial communities in biogas plants, and proteomic profiling of gut microbiota-associated bile salt hydrolase activity.

Human gut microbiome

Correlation of Gut Microbiome Between ASD Children and Mothers and Potential Biomarkers for Risk Assessment – Ning Li – Genomics, Proteomics & Bioinformatics

Neonatal Vitamin A Supplementation and Vitamin A Status Are Associated with Gut Microbiome Composition in Bangladeshi Infants in Early Infancy and at 2 Years of Age – M Nazmul Huda – Journal of Nutrition

Diversification and evolution of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium during intestinal domination – Krista A. Dubin – Infection and Immunity

Microbiota as a cornerstone in the development of primary sclerosing cholangitis: paving the path for translational diagnostic and therapeutic approaches – Catherine Mooser – Gut

Alterations in the gut microbiome and metabolism with coronary artery disease severity – Honghong Liu – Microbiome

Deciphering the complex interplay between microbiota, HPV, inflammation and cancer through cervicovaginal metabolic profiling – Zehra Esra Ilhan – EBio Medicine

Relationship between gut microbiota and circulating metabolites in population-based cohorts – Dina Vojinovic – BioRxiv

Animal experiments

Antibiotics-induced perturbations in gut microbial diversity influence metabolic phenotypes in a murine model of high-fat diet-induced obesity – Dongmin Liu – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Composition, diversity and function of gastrointestinal microbiota in wild red-billed choughs (Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax) – Wen Wang – International Microbiology

Plant, root, soil microbiome

Antioxidant activity changes of exopolysaccharides with different carbon sources from Lactobacillus plantarum LPC-1 and its metabolomic analysis – Xin Cheng – World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Effects of grassland afforestation on structure and function of soil bacterial and fungal communities – Kaibo Wang – Science of the Total Environment

Water microbiome and extremophiles

Effect of applied voltage and temperature on methane production and microbial community in microbial electrochemical anaerobic digestion systems treating swine manure – Jaecheul Yu – Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology

Metaproteome analysis reveals that syntrophy, competition, and phage-host interaction shape microbial communities in biogas plants – R. Heyer – Microbiome

Techniques

Improving Assignment of Microbial Genetic Polymorphisms Assignments in Complex Samples by Bayesian Estimation – Jiarui Li – Genomics, Proteomics & Bioinformatics

Accounting for Biological Variation With Linear Mixed-effects Modelling Improves the Quality of Clinical Metabolomics Data – Kwanjeera Wanichthanarak – Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal

Chemoproteomic Profiling of Gut Microbiota-Associated Bile Salt Hydrolase Activity – Bibudha Parasar – ACS Central Science

Microbiome in news

Human Microbiome Therapeutics Market Research Methodology- Prominent Players Enterome Bioscience, Yakult Honsha Co. Ltd., DuPont – The Market Bureau

The Week That Wasn’t: See-Through Skulls, Fecal Soup, Microbiome Pill – Medscape

Non-Microbiology Picks

The incretin system in healthy humans: the role of GIP and GLP-1 – Jens Juul Holst – Metabolism

April 13, 2019

In today’s digest read about diverse population of bacteria and fungi on the International Space Station, how antidepressants affect gut microbiota, and check out a new framework for comparing and assessing taxonomic profilers (OPAL). Happy weekend!

Vaginal microbiome

Defining characteristics of genital health in South African adolescent girls and young women at high risk for HIV infection – Smritee Dabee – PlosOne

Detection of ureaplasmas and bacterial vaginosis associated bacteria and their association with non-gonococcal urethritis in men – Maria Frølund – PlosOne

Group B streptococcal screening, intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis, and neonatal early-onset infection rates in an Australian local health district: 2006-2016 – Kathryn Braye – PlosOne

Gut microbiome

Long-term benefit of Microbiota Transfer Therapy on autism symptoms and gut microbiota – Dae-Wook Kang – Scientific Reports

The Prevotella copri complex comprises four distinct clades that are underrepresented in Westernised populations – Adrian Tett – bioRxiv

Fecal short-chain fatty acids are not predictive of colonic tumor status and cannot be predicted based on bacterial community structure – Marc A. Sze – bioRxiv

Evidence for a multi-level trophic organization of the human gut microbiome – Tong Wang – bioRxiv

Animal microbiome

Comparative analysis of amplicon and metagenomic sequencing methods reveals key features in the evolution of animal metaorganisms – Philipp Rausch – bioRxiv

Metagenomic Analysis of the Whole Gut Microbiota in Brazilian Termitidae Termites Cornitermes cumulans, Cyrilliotermes strictinasus, Syntermes dirus, Nasutitermes jaraguae, Nasutitermes aquilinus, Grigiotermes bequaerti, and Orthognathotermes mirim – Maria B. Grieco – Current Microbiolgy

The sponge microbiome within the greater coral reef microbial metacommunity – Daniel F. R. Cleary – Nature Communications

Insights into the intestinal microbiota of several aquatic organisms and association with the surrounding environment – Fulin Sun – Aquaculture

Animal experiments

*Antidepressants affect gut microbiota and Ruminococcus flavefaciens is able to abolish their effects on depressive-like behavior – Iva Lukić – Translational Psychiatry

Chronic paradoxical sleep deprivation-induced depression­like behavior, energy metabolism and microbial changes in rats – Weini Ma – Life Sciences

Ability of bifidobacteria to metabolize chitin-glucan and its impact on the gut microbiota – Giulia Alessandri – Scientific Reports

Probiotics

Fasting breath H2 and gut microbiota metabolic potential are associated with the response to a fermented milk product in irritable bowel syndrome – Boris Le Nevé – PlosOne

Lactobacillus fermentum and Lactobacillus plantarum increased gut microbiota diversity and functionality, and mitigated Enterobacteriaceae, in a mouse model – C. Linninge – Beneficial Microbes

Complex responses to inflammatory oxidants by the probiotic bacterium Lactobacillus reuteri – Poulami Basu Thaku – bioRxiv

Plant/root/soil microbiome

Urban traffic changes the biodiversity, abundance, and activity of phyllospheric nitrogen-fixing bacteria – Yang Li – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Comparative analysis of the rhizomicrobiome of the wild versus cultivated crop: insights from rice and soybean – Shaohua Shi – Archives of Microbiology

Copper and zinc in rhizospheric soil of wild plants growing in long-term acid vineyard soils – C.Campillo-Cora – Science of The Total Environment

Review: Soil microbiome: a key player for conservation of soil health under changing climate – Anamika Dubey – Biodiversity and Conservation

Rhizosphere microbiota compositional changes reflect potato blackleg disease – Lutian Mao – Applied Soil Ecology

Pseudomonas urumqiensis sp. nov., isolated from rhizosphere soil of Alhagi sparsifolia – Yuanyuan Zou – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Insights gained from metagenomic shotgun sequencing of apple fruit epiphytic microbiota – Dario Angeli – Postharvest Biology and Technology

Extremophile microbiome

*Characterization of the total and viable bacterial and fungal communities associated with the International Space Station surfaces – Aleksandra Checinska Sielaff – Microbiome

Techniques

Review: Untargeted LC/MS-based metabolic phenotyping (metabonomics/metabolomics): The state of the art – Helen Gika – Journal of Chromatography B

Bioinformatics

*Assessing taxonomic metagenome profilers with OPAL – Fernando Meyer – Genome Biology

Analysis of error profiles in deep next-generation sequencing data – Xiaotu Ma – Genome Biology

clonealign: statistical integration of independent single-cell RNA and DNA sequencing data from human cancers – Kieran R. Campbell – Genome Biology

RnBeads 2.0: comprehensive analysis of DNA methylation data – Fabian Müller – Genome Biology

Review: Big data analytics for personalized medicine – Davide Cirillo and Alfonso Valencia – Current Opinion in Biotechnology

Meta-network: optimized species-species network analysis for microbial communities – Pengshuo Yang – BMC Genomics

April 1, 2019

In today’s digest read about covert pathogenesis in urinary tract, microbial fuel cells in treatment of organic acid fermentation wastewater, gut microbial metabolism in weanling pigs, and more. Enjoy!

Urinary microbiome

*Covert pathogenesis: Transient exposures to microbes as triggers of disease – Nicole M. Gilbert, Amanda L. Lewis – PlosPathogens

Evaluation of antibacterial efficacy of sulfur nanoparticles alone and in combination with antibiotics against multidrug-resistant uropathogenic bacteria – Priti Paralikar – Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A

Review: A Comprehensive Review of Overactive Bladder Pathophysiology: On the Way to Tailored Treatment – Benoit Peyronnet – European Urology

Vaginal microbiome

Effect of progesterone on Candida albicans biofilm formation under acidic conditions: a transcriptomic analysis – Bruna Gonçalves – bioRxiv

Skin microbiome

Cutibacterium acnes antibiotic production shapes niche competition in the human skin microbiome – Jan Claesen – bioRxiv

Neutral Processes Drive Seasonal Assembly of the Skin Mycobiome – Xinzhao Tong – mSystems

Gut Microbiome

The Perturbation of Infant Gut Microbiota Caused by Cesarean Delivery Is Partially Restored by Exclusive Breastfeeding – Yu Liu – Frontiers in Microbiology

Gut Microbiome Functional and Taxonomic Diversity within an Amazonian semi-nomadic hunter-gatherer group – Liliane Costa Conteville – bioRxiv

Risk of inflammatory bowel disease after Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter concisus infection: a population-based cohort study – Hans Mittle Nielsen – Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology

Unilateral ureteral obstruction causes gut microbial dysbiosis and metabolome disorders contributing to tubulointerstitial fibrosis – Lin Chen – Experimental & Molecular Medicine

Oral microbiome

Polymicrobial synergy within oral biofilm promotes invasion of dendritic cells and survival of consortia members – Ahmed El-Awady – Biofilms and Microbiomes

Animal microbiome

*Metagenomic reconstructions of gut microbial metabolism in weanling pigs – Weilan Wang – Microbiome

Probiotics/Prebiotics

Strain-level diversity of commercial probiotic isolates of Bacillus, Lactobacillus, and Saccharomyces species illustrated by molecular identification and phenotypic profiling – Juliana M. Ansari – PlosOne

Biosurfactant Production by Lactic Acid Bacterium Pediococcus dextrinicus SHU1593 Grown on Different Carbon Sources: Strain Screening Followed by Product Characterization – Abouzar Ghasemi – Scientific Reports

Phages and viruses

Bacteriophage adherence to mucus mediates preventive protection against pathogenic bacteria – Gabriel MF Almeida – bioRxiv

Review: The gut virome: the ‘missing link’ between gut bacteria and host immunity? – Indrani Mukhopadhya – Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology

Soil microbiome

Shift of the microbial communities from exposed sandstone rocks to forest soils during pedogenesis – Yaping Liu – International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation

Water and extremophile microbiome

Startup, performance, and microbial communities of an anammox reactor inoculated with indigenous sludge for the treatment of high-salinity and mesophilic underground brine – Nobuyuki Yokota – Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy

*Power generation and microbial community analysis in microbial fuel cells: A promising system to treat organic acid fermentation wastewater – Tian Xia – Bioresource Technology

Techniques

Cultivating in situ triggers growth of previously uncultivated microorganisms via a growth initiation factor in nature – Dawoon Jung – bioRxiv

Bioinformatics

Library preparation and sequencing platform introduce bias in metagenomics characterisation of microbial communities – Casper S. Poulse – bioRxiv

March 27, 2019

Happy Wednesday! Today’s digest includes spider endosymbionts, microbes shared between family members, and the effects of plastic on the microbiome of compost. Enjoy!

General microbiome

Transmission of human-associated microbiota along family and social networks – Brito – Nature Microbiology

Diversity-disease relationships and shared species analyses for human microbiome-associated diseases – Ma – ISME

Dispersal homogenizes communities via immigration even at low rates in a simplified synthetic bacterial metacommunity – Fodelianakis – Nature Communications

Preprint: Exploring the archaeome: detection of archaeal signatures in the human body – Pausan – bioRxiv

Human gut microbiome

Sucrose 6F-phosphate phosphorylase: a novel insight in the human gut microbiome – Tauzin – Microbial Genomics

Human skin microbiome

Preprint: Moving microbes: the dynamics of transient microbial residence on human skin – Vandegrift – bioRxiv

Animal experiments

Effects of phycocyanin in modulating the intestinal microbiota of mice – Xie – MicrobiologyOpen

Animal microbiome

Preprint: Endosymbiotic bacteria are prevalent and diverse in agricultural spiders – White – bioRxiv

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Litter Quality Modulates Effects of Dissolved Nitrogen on Leaf Decomposition by Stream Microbial Communities – Jabiol – Microbial Ecology

Additions of sugar and nitrogenous fertiliser affect plant nitrogen status and soil microbial communities – Morrow – Applied Soil Ecology

Characterizing differences in microbial community composition and function between Fusarium wilt diseased and healthy soils under watermelon cultivation – Wang – Plant and Soil

Meta-analysis shows positive effects of plant diversity on microbial biomass and respiration – Chen – Nature Communications

Effects of transgenic glufosinate-tolerant rapeseed (Brassica napus L.) and the associated herbicide application on rhizospheric bacterial communities – Tang – Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology

Structure and Diversity of Soil Bacterial Communities in Offshore Islands – Lin – Scientific Reports

The effect of environment on the microbiome associated with the roots of a native woody plant under different climate types in China – Chen – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Variation in rhizosphere priming and microbial growth and carbon use efficiency caused by wheat genotypes and temperatures – Yin – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Using a soil bacterial species balance index to estimate potato crop productivity – Jeanne – PLoS One

Limited effect of planting transgenic rice on the soil microbiome studied by continuous 13CO2 labeling combined with high-throughput sequencing – Wang – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Range-expansion effects on the belowground plant microbiome – Ramirez – Nature Ecology and Evolution

Water and extremophile microbiome

Environmental filtering determines family-level structure of sulfate-reducing microbial communities in subsurface marine sediments – Marshall – ISME

Built environment

Exploring the long-term effect of plastic on compost microbiome – Esan – PLoS One

An integrated microbiological and electrochemical approach to determine distributions of Fe metabolism in acid mine drainage-induced “iron mound” sediments – Leitholf – PLoS One

Probiotics/prebiotics

Strain-level diversity of commercial probiotic isolates of Bacillus, Lactobacillus, and Saccharomyces species illustrated by molecular identification and phenotypic profiling – Ansari – PLoS One

Review: Importance of probiotics in the prevention and treatment of colorectal cancer – Eslami – Journal of Cellular Physiology

Techniques

Robust sampling and preservation of DNA for microbial community profiling in field experiments – Groenenboom – BMC Research Notes

March 21, 2019

Happy Spring! Today’s Digest features a megaphylogeny of mushrooms, new papers about the respiratory microbiome, fecal microbiome and metatranscriptomic analysis from nonhuman primates, and the microbial ecology of snow. Bonus: a pick about the first woman to win the Abel Prize.

General Microbiome
Megaphylogeny resolves global patterns of mushroom evolution – Torda Varga – Nature Ecology and Evolution

Fate of CMY-2-encoding plasmids introduced into the human fecal microbiota by exogenous Escherichia coli – Mehreen Anjum – Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy

Review: The impact of indigenous microbes on Parkinson’s disease – Timothy Sampson – Neurobiology of Disease

Pregnancy and Early Life
Michigan cohorts to determine associations of maternal pre-pregnancy body mass index with pregnancy and infant gastrointestinal microbial communities: Late pregnancy and early infancy – Kameron Y. Sugino – PLOS One

Human Respiratory Microbiome
Bacterial and viral respiratory tract microbiota and host characteristics in children with lower respiratory tract infections: a matched case-control study – Wing Ho Man – The Lancet Respiratory Medicine

The Yin and Yang of Streptococcus Lung Infections in Cystic Fibrosis: A Model for Studying Polymicrobial Interactions – Jessie E. Scott – Journal of Bacteriology

The nasal and oropharyngeal microbiomes of healthy livestock workers – Ashley E. Kates – PLOS One

Human Gut Microbiome
Review: Role of SCFAs in gut microbiome and glycolysis for colorectal cancer therapy – Gang Wang – Journal of Cellular Physiology

Review: Obesity, Motility, Diet, and Intestinal Microbiota—Connecting the Dots – Maya Fayfman – Current Gastroenterology Reports

Review: The gut microbiome and response to immune checkpoint inhibitors: preclinical and clinical strategies – Jun Gong – Clinical and Translational Medicine

The exosome secretion inhibitor neticonazole suppresses intestinal dysbacteriosis-induced tumorigenesis of colorectal cancer – Lei Gu – Investigational New Drugs

Glutamate interactions with obesity, insulin resistance, cognition and gut microbiota composition – María Encarnación Palomo-Buitrago – Acta Diabetologica

Understanding the gut–kidney axis among biopsy-proven diabetic nephropathy, type 2 diabetes mellitus and healthy controls: an analysis of the gut microbiota composition – Sibei Tao – Acta Diabetologica

Identification of the microbial diversity after fecal microbiota transplantation therapy for chronic intractable constipation using 16s rRNA amplicon sequencing – Tadashi Ohara – PLOS One

Animal Experiments
Gut microbiota from infant with Cow’s Milk Allergy promotes clinical and immune features of atopy in a murine model – A. Mauras – Allergy

N-(1-carbamoyl-2-phenylethyl) butyramide reduces antibiotic-induced intestinal injury, innate immune activation and modulates microbiota composition – Adriano Lama – Scientific Reports

Immunosuppression-induced alterations in fish gut microbiota may increase the susceptibility to pathogens – Xiao-Zhou Qi – Fish & Shellfish Immunology

Rifaximin Alters Intestinal Microbiota and Prevents Progression of Ankylosing Spondylitis in Mice – Lianjun Yang – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

Hydroxytyrosol Improves Obesity and Insulin Resistance by Modulating Gut Microbiota in High-Fat Diet-Induced Obese Mice – Zhuoqun Liu – Frontiers in Microbiology

Review: Dietary Fiber and Intestinal Health of Monogastric Animals – Rajesh Jha – Frontiers in Veterinary Science

Circadian disruption and divergent microbiota acquisition under extended photoperiod regimens in chicken – Anne-Sophie Charlotte Hieke – PeerJ

Animal Microbiome
Fecal metatranscriptomics of macaques with idiopathic chronic diarrhea reveals altered mucin degradation and fucose utilization – Samuel T. Westreich – Microbiome

Microbiome Profiles of Ligature-Induced Periodontitis in Nonhuman Primates Across the Lifespan – Sreenatha Kirakodu – Infection and Immunity

Diabetic cats have decreased gut microbial diversity and a lack of butyrate producing bacteria – Ida Nordang Kieler – Scientific Reports

Exploring the bacteriome in anthropophilic ticks: To investigate the vectors for diagnosis – Aránzazu Portillo – PLOS One

Plant, Root, and Soil Microbiome
Microbiota in Non-flooded and Flooded Rice Culms – Hui-Ling Cui – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Microbial community structure in full scale anaerobic mono-and co-digesters treating food waste and animal waste – Taewoan Koo – Bioresource Technology

Variations in pH significantly affect cadmium uptake in grafted muskmelon (Cucumis melo L.) plants and drive the diversity of bacterial communities in a seedling substrate – Jian Zhang – Plant Physiology and Biochemistry

Divergent microbial communities in groundwater and overlying soils exhibit functional redundancy for plant-polysaccharide degradation – Martin Taubert – PLOS One

Microbial diversity and soil physiochemical characteristic of higher altitude – Saurabh Kumar – PLOS One

Water and Extremophile Microbiome
Microbial Ecology of Snow Reveals Taxa-Specific Biogeographical Structure – Shawn P. Brown – Microbial Ecology

Bacterial community in cold and alkaline environments of Hoh Xil basin in Qinghai–Tibet Plateau and isolation of potential sources of microbiota – Rui Xing – Annals of Microbiology

Bacterial communities of the microbial mats of Chokrak sulfide springs – Ekaterina I. Burganskaya – Archives of Microbiology

Dynamics of microbial community in the bioreactor for bisphenol S removal – Wen-Cong Huang – Science of the Total Environment

High-throughput DNA sequencing reveals the dominance of pico- and other filamentous cyanobacteria in an urban freshwater Lake – Hanyan Li – Science of the Total Environment

A novel phenol and ammonia recovery process for coal gasification wastewater altering the bacterial community and increasing pollutants removal in anaerobic/anoxic/aerobic system – Xuefei Gui – Science of the Total Environment

Built Environment
Biodeterioration of mortar coating in historical buildings: Microclimatic characterization, material, and fungal community – Fernanda L. Guerra – Building and Environment

A different suite: The assemblage of distinct fungal communities in water-damaged units of a poorly-maintained public housing building – Iman A. Sylvain – PLOS One

Microbes in Space
Subsurface Microbial Habitats in an Extreme Desert Mars-Analog Environment – Kimberley A. Warren-Rhodes – Frontiers in Microbiology

Food Microbiology
Microbiome patterns reveal the transmission of pathogenic bacteria in hilsa fish (Tenualosa ilisha) marketed for human consumption in Bangladesh – Md Javed Foysal – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Impact of turning, pod storage and fermentation time on microbial ecology and volatile composition of cocoa beans – Yasmine Hamdouche – Food Research International

Probiotic potential of a Lactobacillus rhamnosus cheese isolate and its effect on the fecal microbiota of healthy volunteers – Joaquin Bautista-Gallego – Food Research International

Dynamics of biogenic amines and bacterial communities in a Thai fermented pork product Nham – Pannita Santiyanont – Food Research International

Probiotics/Prebiotics
16S rRNA gene profiling and genome reconstruction reveal community metabolic interactions and prebiotic potential of medicinal herbs used in neurodegenerative disease and as nootropics – Christine Tara Peterson – PLOS One

Phages and Viruses
Review: Phage therapy: What factors shape phage pharmacokinetics and bioavailability? Systematic and critical review – Krystyna Dąbrowska – Medicinal Research Reviews

Bioinformatics
MetaPheno: A Critical Evaluation of Deep Learning and Machine Learning in Metagenome-Based Disease Prediction – Nathan LaPierre – Methods

Assessing alignment-based taxonomic classification of ancient microbial DNA – Raphael Eisenhofer – PeerJ

Techniques
A comparison of storage methods for gut microbiome studies in teleosts: Insights from rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) – Mathis Hildonen – Journal of Microbiological Methods

Alyson’s Non-Microbiology Picks
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