October 21, 2018

Today’s microbiome digest highlights more about the diet-microbiome and brain functions, the role of microbiome in oral mucosal immunopathology and the microbiomes from mink, beetles, and turkey. Enjoy reading!

 General microbiome

Review: Complex Feed-Forward and Feed-Back Mechanisms Underlie the Relationship Between Traumatic Brain Injury and the Gut–Microbiota–Brain Axis – T. Tyler Patterson – Shock

Microbial community shifts in biogas reactors upon complete or partial ammonia inhibition – Zuopeng Lv – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Review: How Can We Define “Optimal Microbiota?”: A Comparative Review of Structure and Functions of Microbiota of Animals, Fish, and Plants in Agriculture – Wakako Ikeda-Ohtsubo – Frontiers in Nutrition

A dysbiotic microbiome triggers TH17 cells to mediate oral mucosal immunopathology in mice and humans – Nicolas Dutzan – Science Translational Medicine

Impact of DNA Sequencing and Analysis Methods on 16S rRNA Gene Bacterial Community Analysis of Dairy Products – Zhengyao Xue – mSphere

Human gut microbiome

Six-Week Endurance Exercise Alters Gut Metagenome That Is not Reflected in Systemic Metabolism in Over-weight Women – Eveliina Munukka – Frontiers in Microbiology

Altered bile acid profile associates with cognitive impairment in Alzheimer’s disease—An emerging role for gut microbiome – Siamak MahmoudianDehkordi – Alzheimers and Dementia

Gut Dysbiosis And Paediatric Crohn’s Disease – Andrea Brusaferro – Journal of Infection

Oral Administration of Porphyromonas gingivalis Alters the Gut Microbiome and Serum Metabolome – Tamotsu Kato – mSphere

Gut Microbes May Account for the Anti-Seizure Effects of the Ketogenic Diet
Tracy Hampton – JAMA

Animal Microbiome

Investigation of the viral and bacterial microbiota in intestinal samples from mink (Neovison vison) with pre-weaning diarrhea syndrome using next generation sequencing – Julie Melsted Birch – PLOS ONE

Gut bacterial and fungal communities in ground-dwelling beetles are associated with host food habit and habitat – Rina Kudo – The ISME Journal

Antimicrobial Probiotics Reduce Salmonella enterica in Turkey Gastrointestinal Tracts – Brittany Forkus – Scientific Reports

Animal experiments

Gut microbiota–derived D-serine protects against acute kidney injury – Yusuke Nakade – JCI insight

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Unraveling microbial communities associated with methylmercury production in paddy soils – Yurong Liu – Environmental Science and Technology

Changes in the Fungal Microbiome of Maize During Hermetic Storage in the United States and Kenya – Brett Lane – Frontiers in Microbiology

Dynamic bacterial and fungal microbiomes during sweet sorghum ensiling impact bioethanol production – DaniellaGallagher – Bioresource Technology


A Comparison of Techniques for Collecting Skin Microbiome Samples: Swabbing Versus Tape-Stripping – Kazuhiro Ogai – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbes in news

3.7 Billion-Year-Old Fossil Evidence of Microbes Disputed



October 20, 2018

Today’s microbiome digest will cover various interesting papers including effect of metformin in the shaping the gut microbiome, dysregulated microbial fermentation of soluble fibers, gut microbiome dynamics of travelers, relationship between gut microbiome and cancer immunotherapy, role of gut microbiome on drug metabolism, microbiome of healthy and dandruff scalp from Indian population and supplementation with Lactobacillus plantarumJM113, Bacillus subtilis DSM 32315 in broiler chickens. Enjoy reading.

General microbiome

Chapter: Brain–Gut Axis: Clinical Implications – JulieKhlevner – Gastroenterology Clinics of North America

Pleiotropic effects of metformin: Shaping the microbiome to manage type 2 diabetes and postpone ageing – FrancescoPrattichizzo – Ageing Research Reviews

Gut Microbiome in Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome, and Diabetes – Xinpu Chen – Current Diabetes Reports

Human gut microbiome

The Activity of Urolithin A and M4 Valerolactone, Colonic Microbiota Metabolites of Polyphenols, in a Prostate Cancer In Vitro Model – Iwona J. Stanisławska – Planta Medica

Dysregulated Microbial Fermentation of Soluble Fiber Induces Cholestatic Liver Cancer – Vishal Singh – Cell

Gut microbiota dynamics in travelers returning from India colonized with extended-spectrum cephalosporin-resistant Enterobacteriaceae: A longitudinal study – Joao Pires – Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease

Association between functional lactase variants and a high abundance of Bifidobacterium in the gut of healthy Japanese people – Kumico Kato – PLOS ONE

The intimate relationship between gut microbiota and cancer immunotherapy – Arielle Elkrief – Gut Microbes

Effects of Gut Microbiota on Drug Metabolism and Guidance for Rational Drug Use under Hypoxic Conditions at High Altitudes – Juanhong Zhang – Current Drug Metabolism

Reduced colonic mucin degradation in breastfed infants colonized by Bifidobacterium longum subsp. infantis EVC001 – Sercan Karav – FEBS openbio

The microbiome of Crohn’s disease aphthous ulcers – Claire L. O’Brien – Gut Pathogens

Scalp Microbiome

Comparison of Healthy and Dandruff Scalp Microbiome Reveals the Role of Commensals in Scalp Health – Rituja Saxena – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

Animal Microbiome

Intestinal toxicity of deoxynivalenol is limited by supplementation with Lactobacillus plantarumJM113 and consequentially altered gut microbiota in broiler chickens – Shengru Wu – Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology

Screening of Phytophagous and Xylophagous Insects Guts Microbiota Abilities to Degrade Lignocellulose in Bioreactor – Amandine Gales – Frontiers in Microbiology

Supplemental Bacillus subtilis DSM 32315 manipulates intestinal structure and microbial composition in broiler chickens – Youbiao Ma – Scientific Reports

Animal experiments

Non-invasive continuous real-time in vivoanalysis of microbial hydrogen production shows adaptation to fermentable carbohydrates in mice – José M. S. Fernández-Calleja – Scientific Reports

Evaluation of different mucosal microbiota leads to gut microbiota-based prediction of type 1 diabetes in NOD mice – Youjia Hu – Scientific Reports

October 19, 2018

Today’s Digest provides much food for thought. Highlights include how to identify keystone species, a seminal review on the long-term and short-term effects of C-section on mom and child’s health, and a new de novo assembler for short metagenomic reads.

General microbiology

Antibiotic export by efflux pumps affects growth of neighboring bacteria – Xi Wen et al. – Scientific Reports

Proteomic analysis of four Clostridium botulinum strains identifies proteins that link biological responses to proteomic signatures – Brooke L. Deatherage Kaiser et al. – PLoS One

Biodiversity‐function relationships in methanogenic communities – Pawel Sierocinski et al. – Molecular Ecology

Solubilization and degradation of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) by naturally occurring facultative anaerobic bacteria – Gathanayana Pathiraja et al. – Science of the Total Environment

An improved neutral community model for temporal observations in microbial communities – Li Jie & Shen Xuzhu – Ecological Modelling

** Identifying Keystone Species In The Microbial Community Based On Cross-sectional Data – Min Li et al. – Current Gene Therapy

Does quorum sensing interference affect the fitness of bacterial pathogens in the real world? – Yiying Liu et al. – Environmental Microbiology

Pregnancy and early life

Microbiota and Derived Parameters in Fecal Samples of Infants with Non-IgE Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy under a Restricted Diet – María Díaz et al. – Nutrients

** Review: Short-term and long-term effects of caesarean section on the health of women and children – Jane Sandall et al. – Lancet

Human skin microbiome

The Skin Microbiota in Patients Hospitalized for Cellulitis and Association With Outcome – Duncan R Cranendonk et al. – Clinical Infectious Diseases

Human multi-site microbiome

Continuous Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Pediatric Urology – Douglas W.Storm et al. – Urologic Clinics of North America

Human gut microbiome

Impact of antibiotic use on survival in patients with advanced cancers treated on immune checkpoint inhibitor phase I clinical trials – S Sen et al. – Journal of Experimental Medicine

Review: Visceral pain: gut microbiota, a new hope? – Matteo M Pusceddu & Melanie G Gareau – Journal of Biomedical Science

Review: Vulnerability of long-term care facility residents to Clostridium difficile infection due to microbiome disruptions – Beth Burgwyn Fuchs et al. – Future Microbiology

Fecal Microbiota Transplant for Recurrent Clostridium Difficile Infection in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Cho, Stanley et al. – Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

Transcriptome meta-analysis identifies immune signature comprising of RNA binding proteins in ulcerative colitis patients – Saima Naz et al. – Cellular Immunology

Alterations of Gut Microbiome in the Patients With Severe Fever With Thrombocytopenia Syndrome – Honghai Xu et al. – Frontiers in Microbiology

Review: Role of Gut Microbiota in the Development and Treatment of Colorectal Cancer – LIN C. et al. – Digestion

Human gut-microbiome-brain axis

A primer on investigating the role of the microbiome in brain and cognitive development – Caroline Kelsey et al. – Developmental Psychology

Animal experiments

Grape polyphenols reduce gut-localized reactive oxygen species associated with the development of metabolic syndrome in mice – Peter Kuhn et al. – PLoS One

Host developmental toxicity of BPA and BPA alternatives is inversely related to microbiota disruption in zebrafish – Tara R Catron et al. – Toxicological Sciences

Liver Injury, Endotoxemia, and Their Relationship to Intestinal Microbiota Composition in Alcohol-Preferring Rats – Brunella Posteraro et al. – Alcoholism Clinical & Experimental Research

Liver tumorigenesis is promoted by a high saturated-fat diet specifically in male mice and is associated with hepatic expression of the proto-oncogene Agap2 and enrichment of the intestinal microbiome with Coprococcus – Kim B Pedersen et al. – Carcinogenesis

Animal microbiome

Host species, pathogens and disease associated with divergent nasal microbial communities in tortoises – Chava L. Weitzman et al. – Royal Society Open Science

Review: Understanding the Milk Microbiota – Stephanie A.Metzger et al. – Veterinary Clinics of North America: Food Animal Practice

Evolution of the nasopharyngeal bacterial microbiota of beef calves from spring processing to 40 days after feedlot arrival – Christopher McMullen et al. – Veterinary Microbiology

Plant, root and soil microbiome

Review: The impact of microbes in the orchestration of plants’ resistance to biotic stress: a disease management approach – Matthew Chekwube Enebe & Olubukola Oluranti Babalola – pplied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Genome and evolution of the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus Diversispora epigaea (formerly Glomus versiforme) and its bacterial endosymbionts – Xuepeng Sun et al. New Phytologist

Facilitation promotes invasions in plant-associated microbial communities – Wei, Zhong et al. – Ecology Letters

Water and extremophile microbiome

Temperature Controls Crystalline Iron Oxide Utilization by Microbial Communities in Methanic Ferruginous Marine Sediment Incubations – David A. Aromokeye et al. – Frontiers in Microbiology

Bacterial community changes in a glacial-fed Tibetan lake are correlated with glacial melting – Keshao Liu et al. – Science of The Total Environment

Food microbiology

Review: Fermentation trip: amazing microbes, amazing metabolisms – Rong Feng et al. – Annals of Microbiology

Phages and viruses

Complete Genome Sequence of the Model Halovirus PhiH1 (ΦH1) – Mike Dyall-Smith et al. – Genes


Rapid identification of pathogens from positive blood culture bottles with the MinION nanopore sequencer – Sae Ashikawa et al. – Journal of Medical Microbiology

The use of broad-range bacterial PCR in the diagnosis of infectious diseases: a prospective cohort study – Jan Tkadlec et al. – Clinical Microbiology and Infection


BlasterJS: A novel interactive JavaScript visualisation component for BLAST alignment results – Aitor Blanco-Míguez et al. – PLoS One

Review: Integrating–omics data into genome-scale metabolic network models: principles and challenges – Charlotte Ramon et al. – Essays in Biochemistry

** High-quality genome sequences of uncultured microbes by assembly of read clouds – Alex Bishara et al. – Nature Biotechnology

Microbes in the news

Cecilia Jonsson Serenades Sewage Bacteria – Sofia Bergmann – Berlin Art Link

17 October,​ 2018

General Microbiome

ESS: A Tool for Genome-Scale Quantification of Essentiality Score for Reaction/Genes in Constraint-Based Modeling.Zhang C. Frontiers in Physiology

Skin Microbiome

The emerging role of skin microbiome in atopic dermatitis and its clinical implication.Stalder JF. Journal of Dermatological Treatment

Oral Microbiome

Pleistocene dental calculus: Recovering information on Paleolithic food items, medicines, paleoenvironment and microbes.Hardy K. Environmental Anthropology

Gut Microbiome

Gut Microbial Product Predicts Cardiovascular Risk in Chronic Kidney Disease Patients.Jadoon A. American Journal of Nephrology

Interrogating gut bacterial genomes for discovery of novel carbohydrate degrading enzymes.Luis AS. Current Opinions in Chemical Biology

Vitamin D and the gut microbiome: a systematic review of in vivo studies.Waterhouse M. European Journal of Nutrition

A Review: The Fate of Bacteriocins in the Human Gastro-Intestinal Tract: Do They Cross the Gut-Blood Barrier?Dicks LMT. Frontier in Microbiology

Precision identification of diverse bloodstream pathogens in the gut microbiome.Tamburini FB. Nature Medicine

Animal Microbiome

Rickettsia diversity in southern Africa: A small mammal perspective.Essbauer S. Tick and Tick-Borne Disease

Response of Gut Microbiota to Dietary Fiber and Metabolic Interaction With SCFAs in Piglets.Liu B. Frontier in Microbiology

Precise Fecal Microbiome of the Herbivorous Tibetan Antelope Inhabiting High-Altitude Alpine Plateau.Bai X. Frontier in Microbiology

Microbiome-assisted carrion preservation aids larval development in a burying beetle.Shukla SP. PNAS

The gut microbiome: Relationships with disease and opportunities for therapy.Durack J. Journal of Experimental Medicine

Water Microbiome

Functional genera, potential pathogens and predicted antibiotic resistance genes in 16 full-scale wastewater treatment plants treating different types of wastewater.Fan XY. Bioresource Technology

Fine-scale spatial homogenization of microbial habitats: a multivariate index of headwater wetland complex condition.Moon JB. Ecological Applications

Functional and taxonomic classification of a greenhouse water drain metagenome.López-Leal G. Standards in Genomic Sciences

Plant and Soil Microbiome

Changes in the soil microbial communities of alpine steppe at Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau under different degradation levels.Zhou H. Science of the Total Environment

Long-term succession in a coal seam microbiome during in situ biostimulation of coalbed-methane generation.Beckmann S. ISME Journal

October 12, 1018

Happy Friday! Today’s post features the rhizosphere of pinot noir grape plants, the impact of colostrum on the hindgut of dairy calves, and the microbial composition of the clownfish gut.

General microbiome

Review: Microbial forensics: new breakthroughs and future prospects – Oliveira – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Pregnancy and early life

Meta-analysis of effects of exclusive breastfeeding on infant gut microbiota across populations – Ho – Nature Communications

Human oral microbiome

Review: Microbiological changes of the ageing oral cavity – Belibasakis – Archives of Oral Biology

Review: The oral microbiota: dynamic communities and host interactions – Lamont – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Human gut microbiome

Review: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and obesity: the role of the gut bacteria – Schwenger – European Journal of Nutrition

Impact of carbohydrate substrate complexity on the diversity of the human colonic microbiota – Chung – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Oral iron exacerbates colitis and influences the intestinal microbiome – Mahalhal – PLoS One

Compositional and Temporal Changes in the Gut Microbiome of Pediatric Ulcerative Colitis Patients Are Linked to Disease Course – Schirmer – Cell Host & Microbe

Animal experiments

Colostrum feeding shapes the hindgut microbiota of dairy calves during the first 12 h of life – Song – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Gut microbiome modulation during treatment of mucositis with the dairy bacterium Lactococcus lactis and recombinant strain secreting human antimicrobial PAP – Carvalho – Scientific Reports

Animal microbiome

Preprint: A simple microbiome in esophagus and gills of the European common cuttlefish, Sepia officinalis – Lutz – bioRxiv

Preprint: Feeding rapidly alters microbiome composition and gene transcription in the clownfish gut – Parris – bioRxiv

Profiling the airway in the macaque model of tuberculosis reveals variable microbial dysbiosis and alteration of community structure – Cadena – Microbiome

The gut bacteria across life stages in the synanthropic fly Chrysomya megacephala – Wang – BMC Microbiology

Multi-scale characterization of symbiont diversity in the pea aphid complex through metagenomic approaches – Guyomar – Microbiome

Microbial community and functions associated with digestion of algal polysaccharides in the visceral tract of Haliotis discus hannai: Insights from metagenome and metatranscriptome analysis – Nam – PLoS One

Critical Role for a Subset of Intestinal Macrophages in Shaping Gut Microbiota in Adult Zebrafish – Earley – Cell Reports

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Soil acidification amendments change the rhizosphere bacterial community of tobacco in a bacterial wilt affected field – Shen – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Geospatial variation in co‐occurrence networks of nitrifying microbial guilds – Jones – Molecular Ecology

Review: Elucidating Bacterial Gene Functions in the Plant Microbiome – Levy – Cell Host & Microbe

Amazonian deforestation and soil biodiversity – Franco – Conservation Biology

Metaproteomic characterization of Vitis vinifera rhizosphere – Bona – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Exploring biogeographic patterns of bacterioplankton communities across global estuaries – Ghosh – MicrobiologyOpen

In situ responses of the sponge microbiome to ocean acidification – Kandler – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Built environment

Stratification of microbial communities throughout a biological sulphate reducing up-flow anaerobic packed bed reactor, revealed through 16S metagenomics – Hessler – Research in Microbiology


Preprint: Microbial contamination screening and interpretation for biological laboratory environments – Ning – bioRxiv

October 8, 2018

The Digest is back with a lot of plant and soil microbiome papers. Highlights include how nematodes may alter microbial communities to benefit the host, a review on host-microbe interactions affecting acne, and a common garden study on causal relationship between plant phenotype and its rhizosphere microbiome.

General microbiology

A Candida auris Outbreak and Its Control in an Intensive Care Setting – David W. Eyre et al. – New England Journal of Medicine

** Diplogastrellus nematodes are sexually transmitted mutualists that alter the bacterial and fungal communities of their beetle host – Cristina C. Ledón-Rettig et al. – PNAS

Cross-talk between MarR-like transcription factors coordinates the regulation of motility in uropathogenic Escherichia coli – Courtney L. Luterbach & Harry L.T. Mobley – Infection and Immunity

Antibiotic resistance

Environmental dimensions of antibiotic resistance: Assessment of basic science gaps – Kornelia Smalla et al. – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Human skin microbiome

** Host-microbiome interactions and recent progress into understanding the biology of acne vulgaris – Alan M. O’Neill & Richard L. Gallo – Microbiome

Human oral microbiome

Molecular analysis of oral microflora in patients with primary Sjögren’s syndrome by using high-throughput sequencing – Zhifang Zhou et al. – PeerJ

Human repiratory microbiome

Genomics, Microbiomics, Proteomics, and Metabolomics in Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia – Charitharth Vivek Lal et al. – Seminars in Perinatology

Human gut microbiome

Association of metformin administration with gut microbiome dysbiosis in healthy volunteers – Ilze Elbere et al. – PLoS One

Oral probiotic combination of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium alters the gastrointestinal microbiota during antibiotic treatment for Clostridium difficile infection – T. J. De Wolfe et al. – PLoS One

Review: Impact of the gut microbiota on chemical risk assessment – Tine Rask Licht & Martin Iain Bahl – Current Opinion in Toxicology

Alterations in gut bacterial and fungal microbiomes are associated with bacterial Keratitis, an inflammatory disease of the human eye – Rajagopalaboopathi Jayasudha et al. – Journal of Biosciences

The Microbiome and Radiation Induced-Bowel Injury: Evidence for Potential Mechanistic Role in Disease Pathogenesis – Tomoko Kumagai et al. – Nutrients

Impact of Agaricus bisporus Mushroom Consumption on Gut Health Markers in Healthy Adults – Julie Hess et al. – Nutrients

Animal experiments

Effect of probiotic treatment on the clinical course, intestinal microbiome, and toxigenic Clostridium perfringens in dogs with acute hemorrhagic diarrhea – Anna-Lena Ziese et al. – PLoS One

Caloric restriction promotes functional changes involving short-chain fatty acid biosynthesis in the rat gut microbiota – Alessandro Tanca et al. – Scientific Reports

Animal microbiome

Evidence for Gut-Associated Serratia symbiotica in Wild Aphids and Ants Provides New Perspectives on the Evolution of Bacterial Mutualism in Insects – François Renoz et al. – Microbial Ecology

Plant, root and soil microbiome

Vertical stratification of bacteria and the chemical compounds in crude oil-contaminated soil layers of the semi-deserted Dzungharian Basin – Jiang-Ke Yang et al. – PLoS One

Dynamics of Changes in Microbiological Composition of Stored Sediments – Aleksandra Sałata et al. – Journal of Ecological Engineering

Review: Nano-scale undead drivers of microbial life, biogeochemical turnover and ecosystem functions – Yakov Kuzyakov & Kyle Mason-Jones – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Response of microbial communities to different organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) contamination levels in contaminated soils – Yu Du et al. – Chemosphere

Changes in the soil microbial communities of alpine steppe at Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau under different degradation levels – Heng Zhou et al. – Science of The Total Environment

Responses of the endophytic bacterial communities of Juncus acutus to pollution with metals, emerging organic pollutants and to bioaugmentation with indigenous strains – Evdokia Syranidou et al. – Frontiers in Plant Science

Desert and steppe soils exhibit lower autotrophic microbial abundance but higher atmospheric CO2 fixation capacity than meadow soils – Kang Zhao et al. – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Bacterial microbiota and metabolic character of traditional sour cream and butter in Buryatia, Russia – Jie Yu et al. – Frontiers in Microbiology

Interactions between soil properties, soil microbes and plants in remnant-grassland and old-field areas: a reciprocal transplant approach – Monique E. Smith et al. – Plant and Soil

Exploration of the Biosynthetic Potential of the Populus Microbiome – Patricia M. Blair et al. – mSystems

Soil microbial community structure in the rhizosphere of Robinia pseudoacacia L. seedlings exposed to elevated air temperature and cadmium-contaminated soils for 4  years – X. Jia et al. – Science of The Total Environment

** Plant Phenotypic Traits Eventually Shape Its Microbiota:A Common Garden Test – Yunshi Li et al. – Frontiers in Microbiology

Soil Type-Dependent Interactions of P-Solubilizing Microorganisms with Organic and Inorganic Fertilizers Mediate Plant Growth Promotion in Tomato – Isaac Kwadwo Mpanga et al. – Agronomy

Water and extremophile microbiome

Distinct community structure and microbial functions of biofilms colonizing microplastics – Lingzhan Miao et al. – Science of The Total Environment

Mature biofilm communities on synthetic polymers in seawater – Specific or general? – Inga V. Kirstein et al. – Marine Environmental Research

Phages and viruses

Virome definition in cerebrospinal fluid of patients with neurological complications after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation – C. Pou et al. – Journal of Clinical Virology

Metagenomic sequencing from mosquitoes in China reveals a variety of insect and human viruses – Pengpeng Xiao et al. – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology


Review: Practical considerations for sampling and data analysis in contemporary metagenomics-based environmental studies – Christopher Staley & Michael J. Sadowsky –


Postnovo: Post-Processing Enables Accurate and FDR-Controlled De Novo Peptide Sequencing – Samuel E. Miller et al. – Journal of Proteome Research

4 October, 2018

Today’s digest is full of exciting wine and animal microbiome studies!😁🐌🍷

General Microbiome

Editorial: Microbe and host lipids.Nigou J. Biochimie

Obesity alters composition and diversity of the oral microbiota in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus independently of glycemic control.Tam J. PLoS One

Impact of the preoperative use of synbiotics in colorectal cancer patients: A prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Polakowski CB

The time response of anaerobic digestion microbiome during an organic loading rate shock. Braz GHR. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

REVIEW: Childhood weight gain and oral microbiota.Greenhill C. Nature Reviews Endocrinology

Glycan recognition at the saliva – Oral microbiome interface.Cross BW, Ruhl S. Cellular Immunology.

Loss of murine Paneth cell function alters the immature intestinal microbiome and mimics changes seen in neonatal necrotizing enterocolitis. Lueschow SR. PLoS One

Direct Utilization of Organic Nitrogen by Phytoplankton and Its Role in Nitrogen Cycling Within the Southern California Bight. Morando M. Frontiers in Microbiology.

Persistence and reversal of plasmid-mediated antibiotic resistance.Lopatkin AJ. Nature Communications

Gut Microbiome

REVIEW: Effects of Metabolites Derived From Gut Microbiota and Hosts on Pathogens.Li Z.Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

Food and Wine Microbiome

The effect of sulfur dioxide addition at crush on the fungal and bacterial communities and the sensory attributes of Pinot gris wines. Morgan SC. International Journal of Food Microbiology


Comparison of sampling methods for profiling cervicovaginal microbiome in rhesus macaques. Schmidt BA. Journal of  Medical Primatology.

Qiita: rapid, web-enabled microbiome meta-analysis.Gonzalez A. Nature Methods

Selection of marker genes for genetic barcoding of microorganisms and binning of metagenomic reads by Barcoder software tools.Rotimi AM. BMC Bioinformatics

Animal Microbiome and Experiments

White spot syndrome virus (WSSV) infection impacts intestinal microbiota composition and function in Litopenaeus vannamei.Wang Jl; Fish and Shellfish Immunology

Dietary or supplemental fermentable fiber intake reduces the presence of Clostridium XI in mouse intestinal microbiota: The importance of higher fecal bacterial load and density.Zheng W. PLoS One

<i>Diplogastrellus</i> nematodes are sexually transmitted mutualists that alter the bacterial and fungal communities of their beetle host.Ledón-Rettig CC. PNAS

The response of ruminal fermentation, epithelium-associated microbiota, and epithelial barrier function to severe feed restriction in pregnant ewes.Hu F. Journal of Animal Science

Rabbit Microbiota Changes Throughout the Intestinal Tract. Velasco-Galilea M. Frontiers in Microbiology

Antibiotic treatment of rat dams affects bacterial colonization and causes decreased weight gain in pups. Tulstrup MV. Communications Biology

Metagenomic analysis of nitrogen-cycling genes in upper Mississippi river sediment with mussel assemblages.Black EM. Microbiology Open

Effect of Different Disinfectants on Bacterial Aerosol Diversity in Poultry Houses.Jiang L. Frontiers in Microbiology

Effects of organic acid and medium chain fatty acid blends on the performance of sows and their piglets.  Lan R. Animal Science Journal

Microbial community composition and electricity generation in cattle manure slurry treatment using microbial fuel cells: effects of inoculum addition. Xie B. Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Plant, Soil, and Air Microbiome

Response of soil enzymes, functional bacterial groups, and microbial communities exposed to sudan I-IV. Teng Y. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Erratum: “Comparative Genomics of the Genus Lactobacillus Reveals Robust Phylogroups That Provide the Basis for Reclassification”.Salvetti E. Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Protist species richness and soil microbiome complexity increase towards climax vegetation in the Brazilian Cerrado. de Araujo ASF. Communications Biology

Application of phosphate solubilizing bacteria in immobilization of Pb and Cd in soil.Yuan Z. Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Inland Waters and Marine Microbiome

Impact of Phaeobacter inhibens on marine eukaryote-associated microbial communities.Dittmann KK. Environmental Microbiology Reports

Novel T4 bacteriophages associated with black band disease in corals.Buerger P. Environmental Microbiology

Environmental conditions affect activity and associated microorganisms of marine sponges.Batista D. Marine Environmental Research

The link between the microbial ecology, gene expression, and biokinetics of denitrifying polyphosphate-accumulating systems under different electron acceptor combinations.Vieira A. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology


Ecology determines how low antibiotic concentration impacts community composition and horizontal transfer of resistance genes. Cairns J. Communications Biology

Metabolome/ Proteomics

Metaproteomics Study of the Gut Microbiome.Lai LA. Methods Molecular Biology: Functional Proteomics

COMMENTARY: Making the Case for Functional Proteomics. Perkins RC. Methods Molecular Biology: Functional Proteomics

REVIEW:Metabolome analysis for investigating host-gut microbiota interactions.Chen MX. Journal of Formosan Medical Association