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

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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
Soap-bubble pioneer is first woman to win prestigious maths prize

Girls who share a womb with boys tend to make less money than those with twin sisters

 

March 1, 2019

Human Microbiome

The human microbiome in health and disease: hype or hope – Gwen Falony – Acta Clinica Belgica

Bottom-Up Approaches to Synthetic Cooperation in Microbial Communities – Daniel Rodríguez Amor – Life

Influence of Crohn’s disease related polymorphisms in innate immune function on ileal microbiome – Ellen Li – PLoS ONE

Interactions between gut microbiota and non-alcoholic liver disease: the role of microbiota-derived metabolites – Kyongbum Lee – Pharmacological Research

Microbial bile salt hydrolases mediate the efficacy of faecal microbiota transplant in the treatment of recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection – Benjamin H Mullish – Gut

Fecal microbiota dynamics and its relation with disease course in Crohn’s disease – Gianluca Galazzo – Journal of Crohn’s and Colitis

Associations Between Gut Microbiota and Alzheimer’s Disease: Current Evidences and Future Therapeutic and Diagnostic Perspectives – Liang Shen – Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease

Western diet regulates immune status and the response to LPS-driven sepsis independent of diet-associated microbiome – Brooke A. Napier – PNAS

The Human Fecal Microbiota Metabolizes Foodborne Heterocyclic Aromatic Amines by Reuterin Conjugation and Further Transformations – Falco Beer – Molecular Nutrition and Food Research

Clinical Review on the Utility of Fecal Microbiota Transplantation in Immunocompromised Patients – Hamzah Abu-Sbeih – Current Gastroenterology Reports

Cellular and Molecular Therapeutic Targets in Inflammatory Bowel Disease-Focusing on Intestinal Barrier Function – Ida Schoultz – Cells

Can Gut Microbiota and Lifestyle Help Us in the Handling of Anorexia Nervosa Patients? – Vanessa Mendez-Figueroa – Microorganisms

Impact of the Gastro-Intestinal Bacterial Microbiome on Helicobacter-Associated Diseases – Maxime Pichon – Healthcare

Influence of short-term changes in dietary sulfur on the relative abundances of intestinal sulfate-reducing bacteria – Allison Dostal Webster – Gut Microbes

Fecal microbiota transplantation research output from 2004 to 2017: a bibliometric analysis – Yan Li – PeerJ

Conjunctival microbiome changes associated with fungal keratitis: metagenomic analysis – C. Ge – International Journal of Ophthalmology

Gut Microbiota and Chronic Constipation: A Review and Update – Toshifumi Ohkusa – Frontiers in Medicine

An altered fecal microbiota profile in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) associated with obesity – E. Nistal – The Spanish Journal of Gastroenterology

Paternal Programming of Liver Function and Lipid Profile Induced by a Paternal Pre-Conceptional Unhealthy Diet: Potential Association with Altered Gut Microbiome Composition – X. Zhang – Kidney and Blood Pressure Research

Tryptophan Metabolism and Related Pathways in Psychoneuroimmunology: The Impact of Nutrition and Lifestyle – J. M. Gostner – Neuropsychobiology

The Impact of Starvation on the Microbiome and Gut-Brain Interaction in Anorexia Nervosa – Jochen Seitz – Frontiers in Endocrinology

Sperm Microbiota and Its Impact on Semen Parameters – David Baud – Frontiers in Microbiology

A review of 10 years of human microbiome research activities at the US National Institutes of Health, Fiscal Years 2007-2016 – NIH Human Microbiome Portfolio Analysis Team – Microbiome

 

Microbiome and Cancer

Impact of chemotherapy on the association between fear of cancer recurrence and the gut microbiota in breast cancer survivors – Ryo Okubo – Brain, Behavior, and Immunity

Bugs, drugs, and cancer: can the microbiome be a potential therapeutic target for cancer management? – Biying Chen – Drug Discovery Today

 

Early Childhood Microbiome

Crosstalk Between the Microbiome and Gestational Immunity in Autism-Related Disorders – Matt J. Paysour – DNA and Cell Biology

Cohort profile: The LoewenKIDS Study – life-course perspective on infections, the microbiome and the development of the immune system in early childhood – Cornelia Gottschick – International Journal of Epidemiology

Environmental toxicants in breast milk of Norwegian mothers and gut bacteria composition and metabolites in their infants at 1 month – Nina Iszatt – Microbiome

 

Animal Microbiome

Convergence, constraint and the potential for mutualism between ants and gut microbes – Elizabeth G. Pringle – Molecular Ecology

Germ-Free Mice Exhibit Mast Cells With Impaired Functionality and Gut Homing and Do Not Develop Food Allergy – Martin Schwarzer – Frontiers in Immunology

Fto Deficiency Reduces Anxiety- and Depression-Like Behaviors in Mice via Alterations in Gut Microbiota – Lijuan Sun – Theranostics

 

Beneficial Bugs, Foods and Compounds

Re-purposing is needed for beneficial bugs, not for the drugs – Hari Ram – International Microbiology

Probiotic mixture of Lactobacillus helveticus R0052 and Bifidobacterium longum R0175 attenuates hippocampal apoptosis induced by lipopolysaccharide in rats – Ghazaleh Mohammadi – International Microbiology

The Use of Probiotic Therapy to Modulate the Gut Microbiota and Dendritic Cell Responses in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases – Pablo Alagón Fernández del Campo – Medical Sciences

Dietary fibers as emerging nutritional factors against diabetes: focus on the involvement of gut microbiota – Vemana Gowd – Critical Reviews in Biotechnology

Gut microbiota, a new frontier to understand traditional Chinese medicines – Wuwen Feng – Pharmacological Research

Fructooligosaccharides Ameliorating Cognitive Deficits and Neurodegeneration in APP/PS1 Transgenic Mice through Modulating Gut Microbiota – Jing Sun – Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Short-chain fatty acid delivery: assessing exogenous administration of the microbiome metabolite acetate in mice – Tyler B. Shubitowski – Physiological Reports

Dietary intake of whole strawberry inhibited colonic inflammation in dextran sulfate sodium-treated mice via restoring immune homeostasis and alleviating gut microbiota dysbiosis – Yanhui Han – Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Ganoderma lucidum polysaccharide improves rat DSS-induced colitis by altering cecal microbiota and gene expression of colonic epithelial cells – Jinli Xie –  Food & Nutrition Research

In Vitro Infant Faecal Fermentation of Low Viscosity Barley β-Glucan and Its Acid Hydrolyzed Derivatives: Evaluation of Their Potential as Novel Prebiotics – Ka-Lung Lam – Molecules

Role of intestinal microecology in the regulation of energy metabolism by dietary polyphenols and their metabolites – Shaoling Lin – Food & Nutrition Research

Neuroprotection of Fasting Mimicking Diet on MPTP-Induced Parkinson’s Disease Mice via Gut Microbiota and Metabolites – Zhi-Lan Zhou – Neurotherapeutics

Refined versus Extra Virgin Olive Oil High-Fat Diet Impact on Intestinal Microbiota of Mice and Its Relation to Different Physiological Variables – Nieves Martínez – Microorganisms

Engineered and wild-type L. lactis promote anti-inflammatory cytokine signalling in inflammatory bowel disease patient’s mucosa – Saša Simčič – World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Sialyllactose and Galactooligosaccharides Promote Epithelial Barrier Functioning and Distinctly Modulate Microbiota Composition and Short Chain Fatty Acid Production In Vitro – Olaf Perdijk – Frontiers in Immunology

 

Built Environments

Man-made microbial resistances in built environments – Alexander Mahnert – Nature Communications

House dust microbiome and human health risks – Yifan Shan – International Microbiology

Microbiomes of China’s Space Station During Assembly, Integration, and Test Operations – Ying Zhang – Microbial Ecology

 

Environmental and Plant Microbiome

Microbiota dispersion in the Uyuni salt flat (Bolivia) as determined by community structure analyses – Cesar A. Pérez-Fernández – International Microbiology

Protist communities are more sensitive to nitrogen fertilization than other microorganisms in diverse agricultural soils – Zhi-Bo Zhao – Microbiome

The deep continental subsurface: the dark biosphere – Cristina Escudero – International Microbiology

 

Bioinformatics

Batch effects correction for microbiome data with Dirichlet-multinomial regression – Zhenwei Dai – Bioinformatics

Microbiota profiling with long amplicons using Nanopore sequencing: full-length 16S rRNA gene and whole rrn operon – Anna Cuscó – F1000Research

 

Methods

Guanidine thiocyanate solution facilitates sample collection for plant rhizosphere microbiome analysis – Xiaoxiao Sun – PeerJ

In Vitro Methods to Study Colon Release: State of the Art and An Outlook on New Strategies for Better In-Vitro Biorelevant Release Media – Marie Wahlgren – Pharmaceutics

 

January 4, 2019

Highlights of today’s Digest include: animal microbiomes from snakes to bald eagles to porcupines, studies of bacteria promoting plant growth, and a nice review of ‘omics in fermented foods. Happy reading!

Human oral microbiome
Microcosm biofilms cultured from different oral niches in periodontitis patients – Fabian Cieplik – Journal of Oral Microbiology

Xylitol and sorbitol effects on the microbiome of saliva and plaque – Reisha Rafeek – Journal of Oral Microbiology

Human vaginal microbiome
Vaginal microbiome variances in sample groups categorized by clinical criteria of bacterial vaginosis – Hui-Mei Chen – BMC Genomics

Human gut microbiome
Five years of fecal microbiota transplantation – an update of the Israeli experience – Sharon A Greenberg – World Journal of Gastroenterology

Review: Association between the intestinal microbiota and allergic sensitization, eczema, and asthma: A systematic review – Petra Zimmermann – Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Interplay between food and gut microbiota in health and disease – Niels Banhos Danneskiold-Samsøe – Food Research International

Gut microbiome changes in overweight male adults following bowel preparation – Hui-Mei Chen – BMC Genomics

Animal Microbiome
Preprint: Bacterial Diversity in Feces of Wild Bald Eagles, Turkey Vultures and Common Ravens from the Pacific Northwest Coast, U.S.A. – Rocio Crespo – bioRxiv

Next-generation sequencing analysis reveals high bacterial diversity in wild venomous and non-venomous snakes from India – Sajesh Puthenpurackal Krishnankutty – Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases

Understanding the roles of surface proteins in regulation of Lactobacillus pentosus HC-2 to immune response and bacterial diversity in midgut of Litopenaeus vannamei – Yang Du – Fish & Shellfish Immunology

Characterization of novel lignocellulose-degrading enzymes from the porcupine microbiome using synthetic metagenomics – Mackenzie Thornbury – PLOS One

Plant, root, and soil microbiome
Review: Planting the Microbiome – Jennifer K. Spinler – Trends in Microbiology

Arabidopsis thaliana responds to colonisation of Piriformospora indica by secretion of symbiosis-specific proteins – Johannes Thürich – PLOS One

Screening of plant growth promotion ability among bacteria isolated from field-grown sorghum under different managements in Brazilian drylands – Jéssica Fernanda da Silva – World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Streptomyces: implications and interactions in plant growth promotion – Oluwaseyi Samuel Olanrewaju – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Mycorrhizal features and leaf traits covary at the community level during primary succession – J. Rasmus P. Jespersen – Fungal Ecology

Microbial communities controlling methane and nutrient cycling in leach field soils – Cristina P.Fernandez-Baca – Water Research

Gradients of three coastal environments off the South China Sea and their impacts on the dynamics of heterotrophic microbial communities – Xianhua Liu – Science of the Total Environment

New insights into the impact of nZVI on soil microbial biodiversity and functionality – Carmen Fajardo – Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A

Syntrophic effect of indigenous and inoculated microorganisms in the leaching of rare earth elements from Western Australian monazite – Melissa K.Corbett – Research in Microbiology

Removal of veterinary antibiotics in constructed wetland microcosms – Response of bacterial communities – Filipa Santos – Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Water and extremophile microbiome
Bacterial diversity in the water column of meromictic Lake Cadagno and evidence for seasonal dynamics – Francesco Danza – PLOS One

Microbial community succession and pollutants removal of a novel carriers enhanced duckweed treatment system for rural wastewater in Dianchi Lake basin – Guoke Chen – Bioresource Technology

Food Microbiology
Omics in traditional vegetable fermented foods and beverages – Jocelin Rizo – Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition

Preprint: Construction of synthetic microbiota for reproducible flavor metabolism in Chinese light aroma type liquor produced by solid-state fermentation – Qun Wu – bioRxiv

Bioinformatics
A latent allocation model for the analysis of microbial composition and disease – Ko Abe – BMC Bioinformatics

Techniques
Metatranscriptomic and thermodynamic insights into medium-chain fatty acid production using an anaerobic microbiome – Matthew J. Scarborough – mSystems

December 20, 2018

In the wait of Christmas weekend and holidays, some quick reading for updates in microbiome field. Today’s digest include articles on improving metagenomic data analysis and integrating different -omics datasets; review article on potential of microbiome to address antimicrobial resistance and meta-analysis on benefits of probiotic supplements in kidney disease.

General microbiome

Microbiome as a tool and a target in the effort to address antimicrobial resistance – David A. Relman – PNAS

Gut microbiota and health: connecting actors across the metabolic system – F. Fava – Proceedings of the Nutrition Society

Dietary sugar silences a colonization factor in a mammalian gut symbiont – Guy E. Townsend II – PNAS

Human gut microbiome

Genomic variation and strain-specific functional adaptation in the human gut microbiome during early life – Tommi Vatanen – Nature Microbiology

Phylogenetic barriers to horizontal transfer of antimicrobial peptide resistance genes in the human gut microbiota – Bálint Kintses – Nature Microbiology

Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for the Critically Ill Patient – Berkeley N. Limketkai – Nutrition in Clinical Practice

Effects of probiotic supplements on the progression of chronic kidney disease: a meta‐analysis – Sibei Tao – Nephrology

Signatures within the esophageal microbiome are associated with host genetics, age, and disease – Nandan P. Deshpande – Microbiome

Human oral microbiome

Oral microbiomes in children with asthma and dental caries – Sergey V. Cherkasov – Oral Diseases

Animal experiments

Microbial fermentation of flaxseed fibers modulates the transcriptome of GPR41-expressing enteroendocrine cells and protects mice against diet-induced obesity – Tulika Arora – Americal Journal of Physiology Endocrinology and Metabolism

Transcriptome-wide reprogramming of N6-methyladenosine modification by the mouse microbiome – Xiaoyun Wang – Cell Research

Antidepressant treatment modulates the gut microbiome and metabolome during pregnancy and lactation in rats with a depressive-like phenotype – Anouschka S. Ramsteijn – BioRxiv

Association of gut microbiota composition and function with a senescence-accelerated mouse model of Alzheimer’s Disease using 16S rRNA gene and metagenomic sequencing analysis – Weijun Peng – Aging

Prebiotics and synbiotics – in ovo delivery for improved lifespan condition in chicken – M. Siwek – BMC Veterinary Research

The response of colonic mucosa-associated microbiota composition, mucosal immune homeostasis, and barrier function to early-life galactooligosaccharides intervention in suckling piglets – Jue Wang – Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Techniques

Microbiome characterization by high-throughput transfer RNA sequencing and modification analysis – Michael H. Schwartz – Nature Communications

Simple statistical identification and removal of contaminant sequences in marker-gene and metagenomics data – Nicole M. Davis – Microbiome

Multiomics modeling of the immunome, transcriptome, microbiome, proteome and metabolome adaptations during human pregnancy – Mohammad Sajjad Ghaemi – Bioinformatics

Introducing THOR, a model microbiome for genetic dissection of community behavior – Gabriel L. Lozano – BioRxiv

Microbes in the news

Prebiotics Benefit the Gut Microbiome of Both Children and Adults – Market watch

Non-microbiology picks

Technologies to address antimicrobial resistance – Stephen J. Baker – PNAS

December 19, 2018

Toady’s digest features research that gives insight on the formation of lower respiratory tract microbiota in infants and the differential role of TL1A in acute and chronic colitis.

General microbiome

Profiling mycobacterial communities in pulmonary nontuberculous mycobacterial disease – Steven A. Cowman – PLOS ONE


Pregnancy and early life

*Early-Life Formation of the Microbial and Immunological Environment of the Human Airways – CélinePattaroni – Cell Host & Microbe


Human reproductive microbiome

Review: Uterine microbiome—low biomass and high expectations – Iolanda Garcia-Grau – Biology of Reproduction


Human respiratory microbiome

Review: Microbiome and disease in the upper airway – Jivianne T. Lee – Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology


Human gut microbiome

Comparative analysis of Faecalibacterium prausnitzii genomes shows a high level of genome plasticity and warrants separation into new species-level taxa – Cormac Brian Fitzgerald – BMC Genomics

Retrospective analysis of long-term gastrointestinal symptoms after Clostridium difficile infection in a nonelderly cohort – Tamar F. Barlam – PLOS ONE

Review: Gut microbiota: a potential manipulator for host adipose tissue and energy metabolism – Bohan Rong – The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry


Animal experiments

*Microbiota-Induced TNF-like Ligand 1A Drives Group 3 Innate Lymphoid Cell-Mediated Barrier Protection and Intestinal T Cell Activation during Colitis – Jim G.Castellanos – Immunity

LC–MS-Based Metabolomics and Lipidomics Study of High-Density-Lipoprotein-Modulated Glucose Metabolism with an apoA-I Knockout Mouse Model – Jia Liu – Journal of Proteome Research

TLR4 deficiency reduces pulmonary resistance to Streptococcus pneumoniae in gut microbiota-disrupted mice – Hongyan Wang – PLOS ONE

Zengye decoction induces alterations to metabolically active gut microbiota in aged constipated rats – Deliang Liu – Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy


Animal microbiome

Floral and Foliar Source Affect the Bee Nest Microbial Community – Jason A. Rothman – Microbial Ecology

Effects of urbanization on the foraging ecology and microbiota of the generalist seabird Larus argentatus – Matthew Fuirst – PLOS ONE

Disruption of the microbiota affects physiological and evolutionary aspects of insecticide resistance in the German cockroach, an important urban pest – Jose E. Pietri _ PLOS ONE

The composition and structure of the intestinal microflora of Anguilla marmorata at different growth rates: a deep sequencing study – Mao Lin – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Review: Composition and functional roles of the gut microbiota in mosquitoes – Michael R. Strand – Current Opinion in Insect Science

Review: Transcriptomic analyses uncover emerging roles of mucins, lysosome/secretory addressing and detoxification pathways in insect midguts – Walter R. Terra – Current Opinion in Insect Science

Terrestriality and bacterial transfer: a comparative study of gut microbiomes in sympatric Malagasy mammals – Amanda C. Perofsky – The ISME Journal


Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Dead or alive; or does it really matter? Level of congruency between trophic modes in total and active fungal communities in High Arctic soil – Magdalena Wutkowska – Frontiers in Microbiology


Water and extremophile microbiome

Reduced TCA cycle rates at high hydrostatic pressure hinder hydrocarbon degradation and obligate oil degraders in natural, deep-sea microbial communities – Alberto Scoma- The ISME Journal

Evidence of selective pressure in whale fall microbiome proteins and its potential application to industry – Robert Cardoso deFreitas – Marine Genomics

AgNPs change microbial community structures of wastewater – Yuting Guo – Frontiers in Microbiology

Performance and microbial community of an electric biological integration reactor (EBIR) for treatment of wastewater containing ibuprofen – Yan Feng – Bioresource Technology

 

Food microbiology

Spoilage microbial community profiling by 16S rRNA amplicon sequencing of modified atmosphere packaged live mussels at cold storage temperature – Olumide A.Odeyemi – Food Research International

Genomic resolution of bacterial populations in saccharin and cyclamate degradation – YuDeng – Science of The Total Environment


Phages and viruses

Nanopore-based detection and characterization of yam viruses – Denis Filloux – Scientific Reports


Metabolomics

Active Acupoints Differ from Inactive Acupoints in Modulating Key Plasmatic Metabolites of Hypertension: A Targeted Metabolomics Study – Mingxiao Yang – Scientific Reports


Techniques

Review: Quantifying microbial chatter: scanning electrochemical microscopy as a tool to study interactions in biofilms – Sophie E. Darch – Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences

Metabolic Fingerprinting of Bacteria Exposed to Nanomaterials, Using Online Databases, NMR, and High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry – Theodoros G. Chatzimitakos – Nanotoxicity

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Science, publishing, and career

Commentary : Communicating health risks in science publications: time for everyone to take responsibility – Alexandra L. J. Freeman – BMC Medicine

Could a double blind peer review process reduce gender bias?

Preprint: The Case For and Against Double-blind Reviews – Amelia R – bioRxiv

December 16, 2018

A Happy Weekend to one and all. 

Today’s Microbiome Digest features the recent articles covering the techniques and treatments, microbiome of infants, gut, oral, eye and vaginal microbiome, host-microbe interactions, diet and probiotic supplementations, co-culture models and its impact on biofilm reduction, soil microbiome and microbial ecology, comparative study of microbiome in various diseases, role of microbiome on various cancers, metabolomics, animal and insect microbiome, myco and yeast biome, genes and genomics of good and bad bacteria.  ENJOY READING.

TECHNIQUES:

Rapid Determination of Antibiotic Susceptibility by Stimulated Raman Scattering Imaging of D2O Metabolism – Weili Hong – bioRxiv

CaptureSeq: Capture-based enrichment of cpn60 gene fragments empowers pan-Domain profiling of microbial communities without universal PCR – Matthew G Links – bioRxiv

Characterization of Hydrocarbon-Degrading Bacteria in Constructed Wetland Microcosms Used to Treat Crude Oil Polluted Water– Amer Jamal Hashmat- Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology

A Probe-Enabled Approach for the Selective Isolation and Characterization of Functionally Active Subpopulations in the Gut Microbiome – Whidbey C – J Am Chem Soc.

Combined extraction method for metabolomic and PLFA analysis of soil – Jeffrey S.Buyer – Applied Soil Ecology

CLAME: a new alignment-based binning algorithm allows the genomic description of a novel Xanthomonadaceae from the Colombian Andes – Andres Benavides – BMC Genomics

Harnessing CRISPR-Cas systems for precision engineering of designer probiotic lactobacilli – Yong JunGoh – Current Opinion in Biotechnology

Evaluating the Efficiency of Primer Extension Capture as a Method to Enrich DNA Extractions – Winters M – J Forensic Sci

TREATMENTS:

Intestinal Anti-Inflammatory Activity of the Aqueous Extract from Ipomoea asarifolia in DNBS-Induced Colitis in Rats – da Silva VC – Int J Mol Sci.

Effect of Marine Microalga Chlorella pyrenoidosa Ethanol Extract on Lipid Metabolism and Gut Microbiota Composition in High-Fat Diet-Fed Rats – Wan X – Mar Drugs

Flavonoids and Colorectal Cancer Prevention – Li Y – Antioxidants (Basel)

Effects of Rich-Polyphenols Extract of Dendrobium loddigesii on Anti-Diabetic, Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Oxidant, and Gut Microbiota Modulation in db/db Mice – Li XW – Molecules

Evidence-based mixture containing Lactobacillus strains and lactoferrin to prevent recurrent bacterial vaginosis: a double blind, placebo controlled, randomised clinical trial – R. Russo – Beneficial Microbes

ORAL MICROBIOME:

Bacterial profile of the supragingival dental biofilm in children with deciduous and early mixed dentition using next generation sequencing (HOMINGS) technique – Harris-Ricardo J – Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin.

Oral Dysbiosis in Pancreatic Cancer and Liver Cirrhosis: A Review of the Literature – Mohammed H – Biomedicines

Subgingival lipid A profile and endotoxin activity in periodontal health and disease – Strachan A – Clin Oral Investig

GENOME AND GENOMICS:
Iron-associated protein interaction networks reveal the key functional modules related to survival and virulence of Pasteurella multocida – Theeraphol Jatuponwiphat – Microbial Pathogenesis

Identification of putative non-host essential genes and novel drug targets against Acinetobacter baumannii by in silico comparative genome analysis – Reaz Uddin – Microbial pathogenesis

Epilithic Biofilms in Lake Baikal: Screening and Diversity of PKS and NRPS Genes in the Genomes of Heterotrophic Bacteria – Sukhanova E – Pol J Microbiol.

Comparative analysis of Faecalibacterium prausnitzii genomes shows a high level of genome plasticity and warrants separation into new species-level taxa – Fitzgerald CB – BMC Genomics

INSECT MICROBIOME:

Metagenomic 16S rRNA gene sequencing survey of Borrelia species in Irish samples of Ixodes ricinus ticks – John S Lambert – bioRxiv

MARINE MICROBIOME:

Uncultured marine cyanophages encode for active NblA, phycobilisome proteolysis adaptor protein – Omer Nadal – bioRxiv

A fundamental difference between macrobiota and microbial eukaryotes: Protistan plankton has a species maximum in the freshwater-marine transition zone of the Baltic Sea – Filker S – Environ Microbiol

ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE:

Antibiotic usage promotes the evolution of resistance against gepotidacin, a novel multi-targeting drug – Petra Szili – bioRxiv

Role of Bentonite on the Mobility of Antibiotic Resistance Genes, and Microbial Community in Oxytetracycline and Cadmium Contaminated Soil – Guo H – Front Microbiol

HflXr, a homolog of a ribosome-splitting factor, mediates antibiotic resistance – Duval M – Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A.

Antibiotics may increase triazine herbicide exposure risk via disturbing gut microbiota – Zhan J – Microbiome

SOIL MICROBIOME:

REVIEW: The rhizosphere microbiome: A key component of sustainable cork oak forests in trouble – Fatima Zahra Maghnia – Forest Ecology and Management

VIROME:

The intestinal virome of malabsorption syndrome-affected and unaffected broilers through shotgun metagenomics – Diane A.Lima – Virus Research

MYCO and YEAST-BIOME:

Snf2 controls pulcherriminic acid biosynthesis and connects pigmentation and antifungal activity of the yeast Metschnikowia pulcherrima – Deborah Gore-Lloyd – bioRxiv

Nitrogen deprivation in Fusarium oxysporum promotes mycotoxin production via intermediates in the Krebs cycle and unreported methylmalonyl-CoA mutase activity – A. V. Karpe – Metabolomics

METABOLOMICS:

Gut microbiome structure and metabolic activity in inflammatory bowel disease – Eric A. Franzosa – Nature Microbiology

Active Acupoints Differ from Inactive Acupoints in Modulating Key Plasmatic Metabolites of Hypertension: A Targeted Metabolomics Study – Yang M – Sci Rep

Isobaric Labeling Quantitative Metaproteomics for the Study of Gut Microbiome Response to Arsenic – Liu CW – J Proteome Res.

GENERAL MICROBIOME:

The Human Microbiome in Health and Disease – Wyatt M. Arnold – Genomic Applications in Pathology

Microbes: possible link between modern lifestyle transition and the rise of metabolic syndrome – Moossavi S – Obes Rev.

CANCER and MICROBIOTA:

Microbiota in cancer development and treatment – Muhammad Hassan Raza – Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology

Alcohol and gastrointestinal cancers – Vanella G – Curr Opin Gastroenterol.

Gut microbiota in patients after surgical treatment for colorectal cancer – Jin Y – Environ Microbiol

The Microbiome in Bipolar Depression: A Longitudinal Study of One Pair of Monozygotic Twins – Jiang HY – Bipolar Disord.

Gut Microbiota, Fusobacteria, and Colorectal Cancer – Kelly D – Diseases

PRENATAL AND INFANT MICROBIOME:

The Prenatal Microbiome: A New Player for Human Health – D’Argenio V – High Throughput

Enteric dysbiosis and fecal calprotectin expression in premature infants – Thao T. B. Ho – Pediatric Research

Long-term colonization exceeding six years from early infancy of Bifidobacterium longum subsp. longum in human gut. – Oki K – BMC Microbiol.

EYE MICROBIOME:

Alterations in gut bacterial and fungal microbiomes are associated with bacterial Keratitis, an inflammatory disease of the human eye – Jayasudha R – J Biosci.

GUT MICROBIOME:

Gut microbiota dysbiosis in male patients with chronic traumatic complete spinal cord injury – Zhang C – J Transl Med.

Traumatic Brain Injury in Mice Induces Acute Bacterial Dysbiosis Within the Fecal Microbiome – Treangen TJ – Front Immunol.

A comparative study of the gut microbiota in immune-mediated inflammatory diseases-does a common dysbiosis exist – Forbes JD – Microbiome.

Microbiome-The Missing Link in the Gut-Brain Axis: Focus on Its Role in Gastrointestinal and Mental Health – Skonieczna-Żydecka K – J Clin Med.

ANIMAL MICROBIOME:

The valproic acid rat model of autism presents with gut bacterial dysbiosis similar to that in human autism – Fang Liu – Molecular Aurtism

Effects of smoking on the lower respiratory tract microbiome in mice – Zhang R – Respir Res

Evaluating the profound effect of gut microbiome on host appetite in pigs – Yang H – BMC Microbiol.

Comparative analysis of the intestinal bacterial community and expression of gut immunity genes in the Chinese Mitten Crab (Eriocheir sinensis) – Dong J – AMB Express.

Rumen methanogen and protozoal communities of Tibetan sheep and Gansu Alpine Finewool sheep grazing on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, China – Huang J – BMC Microbiol.

PSXIV-15 The Effect Of Intravaginal Progesterone Implant In The Vaginal Microbiota Of Holstein Cows – E Zanella – Journal of Animal Science

The role of the bovine respiratory microbiota in health and disease – T Alexander – Journal of Animal Science

MICROBIAL ECOLOGY:

Polychaete mucopolysaccharide alters sediment microbial diversity and stimulates ammonia-oxidising functional groups – Dale H – FEMS Microbiol Ecol.

Profiling grapevine trunk pathogens in planta: a case for community-targeted DNA metabarcoding – Morales-Cruz A – BMC Microbiol.

The bacterial community significantly promotes cast iron corrosion in reclaimed wastewater distribution systems – Zhang G – Microbiome

Long-term soil metal exposure impaired temporal variation in microbial metatranscriptomes and enriched active phages – Jacquiod S – Microbiome

Shotgun Metagenomics Reveals Taxonomic and Functional Shifts in Hot Water Microbiome Due to Temperature Setting and Stagnation – Dai D – Front Microbiol

HOST-MICROBE CROSSTALK:

Neutrophils Restrict Tumor-Associated Microbiota to Reduce Growth and Invasion of Colon Tumors in Mice – Triner D – Gastroenterology

Impact of CFTR modulation with Ivacaftor on Gut Microbiota and Intestinal Inflammation– Ooi CY – Sci Rep

Using Enteric Pathogens to Probe the Gut Microbiota – Spiga L – Trends Microbiol.

DIET, NUTRITION AND PROBIOTICS:

Treatment of Active Crohn’s Disease With an Ordinary Food-based Diet That Replicates Exclusive Enteral Nutrition – Svolos V – Gastroenterology

The Dietary Intervention of Transgenic Low-Gliadin Wheat Bread in Patients with Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity (NCGS) Showed No Differences with Gluten Free Diet (GFD) but Provides Better Gut Microbiota Profile – Haro C – Nutrients.

SIRT3 Deficiency Promotes High-Fat Diet-Induced Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease In Correlation With Impaired Intestinal Permeability Through Gut Microbial Dysbiosis – Chen M – Mol Nutr Food Res

Maternal probiotic supplementation for prevention of morbidity and mortality in preterm infants – Grev J – Cochrane Database Syst Rev

Role of prebiotics and probiotics in the functionality of the microbiota in the patients receiving enteral nutrition – Ballesteros Pomar – Nutr Hosp.

Probiotics Streptococcus salivarius 24SMB and Streptococcus oralis 89a interfere with biofilm formation of pathogens of the upper respiratory tract – Bidossi A – BMC Infect Dis

VAGINAL MICROBIOME:

Vaginal dysbiosis, and the risk of human papillomavirus and cervical cancer: systematic review and meta-analysis – Brusselaers N – Am J Obstet Gynecol.

Microbiota dysbiosis is associated with HPV-induced cervical carcinogenesis – Kwasniewski W – Oncol Lett.

CO-CULTURE MODEL and EFFECTS:

Dynamics of Biofilm Formation by Salmonella Typhimurium and Beef Processing Plant Bacteria in Mono- and Dual-Species Cultures – Visvalingam J – Microb Ecol

Anaerobic Degradation of the Plant Sugar Sulfoquinovose Concomitant With H2S Production: Escherichia coli K-12 and Desulfovibrio sp. Strain DF1 as Co-culture Model – Burrichter A – Front Microbiol.