August 22, 2019

Today’s Digest includes several papers on antimicrobial resistance, which is what we should be thinking about all the time. Other highlights include nanoparticle delivered medicine for colitis, and how ants compartmentalize microbiomes. Enjoy reading!

Event

Call for papers: Microbiome in human physiological function – Microbial Cell Factories

General microbiology

Species matter for predicting the functioning of evolving microbial communities – An eco-evolutionary model – Timothy G. Barraclough – PLoS One

Antimicrobial resistance

The impact and mechanism of quaternary ammonium compounds on the transmission of antibiotic resistance genes – Yue Han et al. – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Characterizing the soil microbiome and quantifying antibiotic resistance gene dynamics in agricultural soil following swine CAFO manure application – Edward Lopatto et al. – PLoS One

Antibiotic resistant bacteria and commensal fungi are common and conserved in the mosquito microbiome – Josephine Hyde et al. – PLoS One

Advanced neonatal medicine in China: Is newborn ward capacity associated with inpatient antibiotic usage? – Yi Ge et al. – PLoS One

Preprint: Resident microbial communities inhibit growth and antibiotic resistance evolution of Escherichia coli in human gut microbiome samples – Michael Baumgartner et al. – bioRxiv

Human gut microbiome

** Hyaluronic acid–bilirubin nanomedicine for targeted modulation of dysregulated intestinal barrier, microbiome and immune responses in colitis – Yonghyun Lee et al. – Nature Materials

Press: Nanoparticle relieved symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease in mice – Phys.org

Genetic risk for autoimmunity is associated with distinct changes in the human gut microbiome – Jordan T. Russell et al. – Nature Communications

Preprint: In vitro modeling: Evidence for a multi-level trophic organization of the human gut microbiome – Tong Wang et al. – bioRxiv

Animal microbiome

Relationships between feeding and microbial faeces indices in dairy cows at different milk yield levels – Stephanie Meyer et al. – PLoS One

** Azteca ants maintain unique microbiomes across functionally distinct nest chambers – Jane M. Lucas et al. – Proceedings of the Royal Society B

Press: For at Least One Species, Ant Nurseries Are Cleaner Than Human Ones – Matt Shipman – NC State University

Unveiled feather microcosm: feather microbiota of passerine birds is closely associated with host species identity and bacteriocin-producing bacteria – Veronika Gvoždíková Javůrková et al. – The ISME Journal

Variability in snake skin microbial assemblages across spatial scales and disease states – Donald M. Walker et al. – The ISME Journal

Food microbiome

Faecalibacterium diversity in dairy cow milk – Keith W. Savin et al. – PLoS One

Plant, root and soil microbiome

Microbial succession on decomposing root litter in a drought-prone Scots pine forest – Claude Herzog et al. – The ISME Journal

Water and extremophile microbiome

Active subseafloor microbial communities from Mariana back-arc venting fluids share metabolic strategies across different thermal niches and taxa – Elizabeth Trembath-Reichert, David A. Butterfield & Julie A. Huber – The ISME Journal

Phages and viruses

Cryptic inoviruses revealed as pervasive in bacteria and archaea across Earth’s biomes – Simon Roux et al. – Nature Microbiology

Sources of Airborne Norovirus in Hospital Outbreaks – Malin Alsved et al. – Clinical Infectious Diseases

Viral taxonomy derived from evolutionary genome relationships – Tyler J. Dougan & Stephen R. Quake – PLoS One

Microbes in the news

Type 1 diabetes: Genetic risk reflected in gut microbiome – Ana Sandoiu – Medical News Today

10 Things Viome’s Gut Test Can Reveal About Your Gut Microbiome – Yahoo! Finance

Stanford Team Uses Imputation Approach to Uncover Thousands of New Microbiome Proteins – Neil Versel – Genome Web

Broccoli Is Dying. Corn Is Toxic. Long Live Microbiomes! – Louise Elizabeth Maher-Johnson & Ayana Elizabeth Johnson – Scientific American

A mother’s microbes may be a signifier of her child’s future health, researchers say – Michael Eisenstein – Medical Xpress

Pharmacomicrobiomic Study Shows Significant Gut Bacteria Role in Drug Metabolism and Exposure – Kristiana A. Avad & Kirk E. Hevener – Contagion Live

3 Reasons Eliminating Grains May Be Harmful For Gut Health – Jason Wachob – Mind Body Green

Levofloxacin Prophylaxis Least Disruptive to Gut Microbiome in Patients With Hematologic Malignancy – Sweta Gupta – Infectious Disease Advisor

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August 19, 2019

Monday’s digest is about microbiota as biomarker in diverse human diseases such as alopecia areata and bladder cancer, how arabinoxylan and grape pomace affects microbiota in rodents and microbial characterization of multi-strain probiotic VSL3 .

General microbiome

What Pediatricians Should Know Before Studying Gut Microbiota – Lorenzo Drago – Journal of Clinical Medicine

The role of gut microbiota for the activity of medicinal plants traditionally used in the European Union for gastrointestinal disorders – Timo A. Thumann – Journal of Ethnopharmacology

Human microbiome

The sex-specific interaction of the microbiome in neurodegenerative diseases – Laura M. Cox – Brain Research

Analysis of the gut microbiota in alopecia areata: identification of bacterial biomarkers – Oscar M. Moreno-Arrenos – Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology

The dynamics of the oral microbiome and oral health among patients receiving clear aligner orthodontic treatment – Rui Zhao – Oral Diseases

Urinary microbiota – a potential biomarker and therapeutic target for bladder cancer – Hai Bi – Journal of Medical Microbiology

Animal experiments

Effect of arabinoxylan on colonic bacterial metabolites and mucosal barrier in high‐fat diet‐induced rats – Shanshan Li – Food Science and Nutrition

The Signature Microbiota Driving Rumen Function Shifts in Goat Kids Introduced Solid Diet Regimes – Xiaokang Lv – BioRxiv

Effects of grape pomace and seed polyphenol extracts on the recovery of gut microbiota after antibiotic treatment in high‐fat diet‐fed mice – Feng Lu – Food Science and Nutrition

Microbiota-driven gut vascular barrier disruption is a prerequisite for non-alcoholic steatohepatitis development – Juliette Mouries – Journal of Hepatology

Identification of rumen microbial biomarkers linked to methane emission in Holstein dairy cows – Yuliaxis Ramayo‐Caldas – Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics

The gastrointestinal fate of limonin and its effect on gut microbiota in mice – Min Gu – Food and Function

Plant, root, soil microbiome

Environmental pollution effects on plant microbiota: the case study of poplar bacterial-fungal response to silver nanoparticles – Francesco Vitali – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Salinity-induced changes in the rhizosphere microbiome improve salt tolerance of Hibiscus hamabo – Yongge Yuan – Plant and Soil

Water and extremophile microbiome

Metagenomic characterization of creek sediment microbial communities from a major agricultural region in Salinas, California – Brittany J. Suttner – BioRxiv

Probiotics

Development of omics-based protocols for the microbiological characterization of multi-strain formulations marketed as probiotics: the case of VSL#3 – Diego Mora – Microbial Biotechnology

Fecal microbiome and metabolome of infants fed bovine MFGM supplemented formula or standard formula with breast-fed infants as reference: a randomized controlled trial – Xuan He – Scientific Reports

Probiotic L. gasseri strain (LG21) for the upper gastrointestinal tract acting through improvement of indigenous microbiota – Yasuhiro Koga – BMJ Open Gastroenterology

Non Microbiology Picks

First cells may have emerged because building blocks of proteins stabilized membranes – Science Daily

August 17, 2019

Highlights: Role of microbiome in drug response, station and train surface microbiome, fish microbiome, bioreactor based microbial communities, many more articles and some news.

 

General microbiome

Microbial Taxon-Specific Isotope Incorporation with DNA Quantitative Stable Isotope Probing – Brianna K. Finley – Stable Isotope Probing

The Role of the Microbiome in Drug Response – Rosina Pryor – Annual Review of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Station and train surface microbiomes of Mexico City’s metro (subway/underground) – Apolinar Misael Hernández – bioRxiv

Animal experiments 

Alterations of the brain proteome and gut microbiota in D-galactose-induced brain aging mice with krill oil supplementation – Qinqin Jiang – ACS

Animal microbiome 

Low-load pathogen spillover predicts shifts in skin microbiome and survival of a terrestrial-breeding amphibian – C. Guilherme Becker – Proceedings B

Comparative analysis of the gut microbial communities between two dominant amphipods from the Challenger Deep, Mariana Trench – Xiang-yu Cheng – Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers

A microbial sea of possibilities: current knowledge and prospects for an improved understanding of the fish microbiome – Thibault P.R.A. Legrand – Reviews in Aquaculture

The microbiota in spider mite faeces potentially reflects intestinal bacterial communities in the host – Yu‐Xi Zhu – Insect Science

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Agroforestry alters the rhizosphere soil bacterial and fungal communities of moso bamboo plantations in subtropical ChinaXiaoping Zhang – Applied Soil Ecology

Enhanced tomato plant growth in soil under reduced P supply through microbial inoculants and microbiome shifts – Namis Eltlbany – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Microbiome in Plant Health and Disease: Challenges and Opportunities – Ranjini Ramesh – Microbiome in Plant Health and Disease

Exploring the Phyllosphere Bacterial Community for Improving Tree Crop Protection – Diogo Mina – Microbiome in Plant Health and Disease

Influence of the Rhizospheric Microbiome in Plant Health Management – Vankayalapati Vijaya Kumar – Microbiome in Plant Health and Disease

Circadian Rhythms in Plant-Microbe Interaction: For Better Performance of Bioinoculants in the Agricultural Fields – Raghavendra Maddur Puttaswamy –Biofertilizers for Sustainable Agriculture and Environment

Dynamics of the rice rhizosphere microbial community under continuous and intermittent flooding treatment – HaiLong Li – Journal of Environmental Management

Differential dynamics of microbial community networks help identify microorganisms interacting with residue-borne pathogens: the case of Zymoseptoria tritici in wheat – Lydie Kerdraon – bioRxiv

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Characterization of novel metagenomic–derived lipase from Indian hot spring – Rajesh Kumar Sahoo – International Microbiology

Built environment 

Multi-omics analysis reveals niche and fitness differences in typical denitrification microbial aggregations – Yale Deng – Environment International

Electricity generation and microbial community of single-chamber microbial fuel cells in response to Cu2O nanoparticles/reduced graphene oxide as cathode catalyst – ShuaishuaiXin – Chemical Engineering Journal

Effects of current intensities on the performances and microbial communities in a combined bio-electrochemical and sulfur autotrophic denitrification (CBSAD) system – Hongyu Wang – Science of The Total Environment

Sustained organic loading perturbation inhibits nitrite oxidation in bioreactors unveiling variable resistance and resilience of nitrification and nitrifiers – E. Santillan – bioRxiv

Food microbiology

Characterization of the Microbial Resistome in Conventional and “Raised Without Antibiotics” Beef and Dairy Production Systems – Pablo Rovira – Frontiers in Microbiology

Transcription Profiling Reveals Cooperative Metabolic Interactions in a Microbial Cheese-Ripening Community Composed of Debaryomyces hansenii, Brevibacterium aurantiacum, and Hafnia alvei – Nguyen-Phuong PHAM – Frontiers in Microbiology

Techniques

Culture of salivary methanogens assisted by chemically produced hydrogen – CO Guindo – bioRxiv

Escherichia coli clonobiome: assessing the strains diversity in feces and urine by deep amplicon sequencing – Sofiya G. Shevchenko – bioRxiv

A new technique for use in the study of the microbiome: An evaluation of a three-dimensional cell culture technique in maintaining the gastrointestinal microbiome of four Balb/c female mice and implications for future studies – Everest Uriel Castaneda – bioRxiv

Microbes in the news

Genetic census of the human microbiome – ScienceDaily

When It Comes To Gut Health, Trust Science, Not Gimmicks – Futurism

UNSW unveils Microbiome Research Centre – What’s New in Food Technology & Manufacturing

MICROBIOME IN CHILDREN ASSOCIATED WITH MODE OF DELIVERY AT BIRTH -MedicalResearch.com

UCSF, Stanford Receive $35 Million From Marc and Lynne Benioff – PND, Candid

Antiseptic resistance in bacteria ‘could lead to next generation of plastics’ – Dumbarton Reporter

Aug 11, 2019

In Sunday’s microbiome digest read about a genomic approach which identified large number of novel proteins from human microbiome, how gut microbiome modulates the pancreatic adenocarcinoma microbiome landscape, detailed investigation of host-microbiome interactions via screening of human microbiome-derived metabolites against G-protein-coupled receptors, homeostasis of brain-gut-microbiota axis in functional dyspepsia rats, modelling of microbial communities using artificial neural networks and in the techniques section Gupta et. al. compared the diagnostic efficacy of Amplicon sequencing and traditional culture methods. Happy weekend. Enjoy reading.

General microbiome

Review Essay: At the Intersection of Microbiota and Circadian Clock: Are Sexual Dimorphism and Growth Hormones the Missing Link to Pathology? – Benjamin D. Weger – BioEssays

Gut microbiome

Large-Scale Analyses of Human Microbiomes Reveal Thousands of Small, Novel Genes – Hila Sberro – Cell

Tumor Microbiome Diversity and Composition Influence Pancreatic Cancer Outcomes – Erick Riquelme – Cell

Mapping Interactions of Microbial Metabolites with Human G-Protein-Coupled Receptors – Dominic A. Colosimo – Cell Host & Micorbe

The Association between Gut Microbiota Composition and Body Mass Index in Chinese Male College Students, as Analyzed by Next-generation Sequencing – Yanrong Lv – British Journal of Nutrition

Influence of Helicobacter pylori Infection and Atrophic Gastritis on the Gut Microbiota in a Japanese Population – Iino C – Digestion

Gut microbiome response to a modern Paleolithic diet in a Western lifestyle context – Monica Barone – PLOS ONE

Early Ecasseliflavus gut colonization and outcomes of allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation – Armin Rashidi – PLOS ONE

Vaginal microbiome

Review: The vaginal microbiome in uterine transplantation – BP Jones – BJOG

Animal microbiome / Animal experiments

16S rRNA Gene Amplicon Sequence Data from Chicken Cecal Feces from Vietnam and Thailand – Nachiko Takeshita – Microbiology Resource Announcements

Modification of the equine gastrointestinal microbiota by Jerusalem artichoke meal supplementation – M. Glatter – PLOS ONE

Effect of 1-Deoxynojirimycin Isolated from Mulberry Leaves on Glucose Metabolism and Gut Microbiota in a Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetic Mouse Model – Teng-Gen Hu – Journal of Natural Products

Different microbiomes are found in healthy breeder ducks and those with foot pad dermatitis – S M Qin – Poultry Science

Effects of early-life lactoferrin intervention on growth performance, small intestinal function and gut microbiota in suckling piglets – Ping Hu – Food and Function

Child compound Endothelium corneumattenuates gastrointestinal dysmotility through regulating the homeostasis of brain-gut-microbiota axis in functional dyspepsia rats – YixinHe – Journal of Ethnopharmacology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Modelling the influence of environmental parameters over marine planktonic microbial communities using artificial neural networks – F.H.Coutinho – Science of The Total Environment

Biomonitoring detoxification efficiency of an algal-bacterial microcosm system for treatment of coking wastewater: Harmonization between Chlorella vulgaris microalgae and wastewater microbiome – MariamHassan – Science of The Total Environment

Environmental Microbiome

Hospital Microbiome Variations As Analyzed by High-Throughput Sequencing – Marwa T. ElRakaiby – OMICS

Techniques

Amplicon sequencing provides more accurate microbiome information in healthy children compared to culturing – Shashank Gupta – Communications Biology

Microbiome news

The microbiome explained: how a vast army of gut bacteria regulates body’s functioning

How snuggling close affects bats’ microbiome

August 8, 2019

Today’s Digest brings you plenty of articles and news pieces, and highlights include mouse experiments with humanized microbiota, with “wilding” microbiota, and a collection of rumen metagenomes. Enjoy reading!

Event

The Expert Is In: Magnetic bacteria pumping iron! – National Museum of Natural History – August 9, 11am-1pm EDT

Antimicrobial resistance

Random peptide mixtures entrapped within a copper-cuprite matrix: new antimicrobial agent against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus – Tal Stern Bauer et al. – Scientific Reports

ABC Transporter Genes Show Upregulated Expression in Drug-Resistant Clinical Isolates of Candida auris: A Genome-Wide Characterization of ATP-Binding Cassette (ABC) Transporter Genes – Mohd Wasi, Nitesh Kumar Khandelwal & Alexander J. Moorhouse et al. – Frontiers in Microbiology

Preprint: Global Genetic Cartography of Urban Metagenomes and Anti-Microbial Resistance – David C. Danko et al. – bioRxiv

Antimicrobial use in an Indonesian community cohort 0-18 months of age – Jarir At Thobari et al. – PLoS One

Erythromycin-resistant lactic acid bacteria in the healthy gut of vegans, ovo-lacto vegetarians and omnivores – Vesna Milanović et al. – PLoS One

Pregnancy and early life

Predictive value of cervical cytokine, antimicrobial and microflora levels for pre-term birth in high-risk women – Rashmi Manning et al. – Scientific Reports

Human multi-site microbiome

A new issue of the Gastroenterology Clinics of North America

Human oral microbiome

Review: Oral microbial biofilms: an update – Seyed Ali Mosaddad et al. – European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases

Amplicon-based microbiome study highlights the loss of diversity and the establishment of a set of species in patients with dentin caries – Diana Wolff et al. – PLoS One

Microbiome in maintained periodontitis and its shift over a single maintenance interval of three months – Hongye Lu et al. – Journal of Clinical Periodontology

Human gut microbiome

Review: Role of microbes, metabolites and effector compounds in host–microbiota interaction: a pharmacological outlook – Bharat Bhushan et al. – Environmental Chemistry Letters

Age-Associated Changes in Gut Microbiota and Dietary Components Related with the Immune System in Adulthood and Old Age: A Cross-Sectional Study – Nuria Salazar et al. – Nutrients

Review: Establishing What Constitutes a Healthy Human Gut Microbiome: State of the Science, Regulatory Considerations, and Future Directions – Michael I McBurney et al. – The Journal of Nutrition

Review: Gut Dysbiosis and the Intestinal Microbiome: Streptococcus thermophilus a Key Probiotic for Reducing Uremia – Luis Vitetta et al. – Microorganisms

Animal experiments

** Baseline microbiota composition modulates antibiotic-mediated effects on the gut microbiota and host – Aonghus Lavelle et al. – Microbiome

Microbiota of newborn calves and their mothers reveals possible transfer routes for newborn calves’ gastrointestinal microbiota – Daniela Klein-Jöbstl et al. – PLos One

Isoorientin attenuates benzo[a]pyrene-induced colonic injury and gut microbiota disorders in mice – Shenyuan He et al. – Food Research International

** Laboratory mice born to wild mice have natural microbiota and model human immune responses – Stephan P. Rosshart et al. – Science

Antibiotic-Induced Perturbations Are Manifested in the Dominant Intestinal Bacterial Phyla of Atlantic Salmon – Shruti Gupta et al. – Microorganisms

Whole Body Vibration-Induced Omental Macrophage Polarization and Fecal Microbiome Modification in a Murine Model – Jack C. Yu et al. – International Journal of Molecular Sciences

Press: Whole body vibration shakes up microbiome, reduces inflammation in diabetes – EurekAlert

Press: Whole body vibration helps reduce inflammation, thanks to the gut microbiome – Angela Betsaida B. Laguipo – News-Medical

Animal microbiome

Sex-specific linkages between taxonomic and functional profiles of tick gut microbiomes – Dasiel Obregón et al. – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

** Compendium of 4,941 rumen metagenome-assembled genomes for rumen microbiome biology and enzyme discovery – Robert D. Stewart et al. – Nature Biotechnology

Humoral immune responses against gut bacteria in dogs with inflammatory bowel disease – Sirikul Soontararak et al. – PLoS One

Plant, root and soil microbiome

Solarization-based pesticide degradation results in decreased activity and biomass of the soil microbial community – M.Díaz-López et al. – Geoderma

Soil microbial carbon metabolism reveals a disease suppression pattern in continuous ginger mono-cropping fields – Xiaojiao Liu et al. – Applied Soil Ecology

Influence of 2,4-D residues on the soil microbial community and growth of tree species – Luciana Monteiro Aguiar et al. – International Journal of Phytoremediation

A Microbiome Study Reveals Seasonal Variation in Endophytic Bacteria Among different Mulberry Cultivars – Ting Ou et al. – Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal

Biological Soil Crusts from Different Soil Substrates Harbor Distinct Bacterial Groups with the Potential to Produce Exopolysaccharides and Lipopolysaccharides – Barbara Cania et al. – Microbial Ecology

Water and extremophile microbiome

A snapshot of microbial community structures in 20 different field-scale anaerobic bioreactors treating food waste – Seung Gu Shin et al. – Journal of Environmental Management

Microbial uptake kinetics of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) compound groups from river water and sediments – Francesca L. Brailsford et al. – Scientific Reports

Biological removal of selenate in saline wastewater by activated sludge under alternating anoxic/oxic conditions – Yuanyuan Zhang et al. – Frontiers of Environmental Science & Engineering

Built environment microbiome

Environmental factors influencing fungal growth on gypsum boards and their structural biodeterioration: A university campus case study – Negin Kazemian et al. – PLoS One

Phages and viruses

Identification of diverse bat alphacoronaviruses and betacoronaviruses in China provides new insights into the evolution and origin of coronavirus-related diseases – Yelin Han et al. – Frontiers in Microbiology

The respiratory microbiota: Associations with influenza symptomatology and viral shedding – Kyu Han Lee et al. – Annals of Epidemiology

Technology

Review: Simultaneous improving nitrogen removal and decreasing greenhouse gas emission with biofilm carriers addition in ecological floating bed – Shanshan Sun et al. – Bioresource Technology

Comparative evaluation of a novel recombinase polymerase amplification-lateral flow dipstick (RPA-LFD) assay, LAMP, conventional PCR, and leaf-disc baiting methods for detection of Phytophthora sojae – Tingting Dai et al. – Frontiers in Microbiology

Review: Emerging molecular techniques for studying microbial community composition and function in microbiologically influenced corrosion – Susmitha Purnima Kotu et al. – International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation

Microbes in the news

Phase Genomics’ Platform Links Viruses and Antibiotic Resistance Genes to the Microbiome in Study of a Highly Complex Microbial Community – Phase Genomics – Globe Newswire

Mouse Genetics Shape the Gut Microbiome More than Their Environment – Nicoletta Lanese – The Scientist

JMM EDITOR’S CHOICE: HOW DOES SMOKING AFFECT THE ORAL MICROBIOME? – Microbiology Society

NEWSProbiotics brand Life Space celebrates the wonder of the human microbiome – Zoe Wilkinson – Mumbrella

Caveats and clinical implications in the connection between the duodenal microbiome, diet and functional gastrointestinal symptoms – Gut Microbiota for Health

The many modes of microbial magic – Giuliana Viglione – Chemical & Engineering News

The secret lives of microbes – ANNEMIEKE VAN ROEKEL – Euro Scientist

IIT develops state-of-art device to detect bacteria – The Pioneer

The Germiest Places in Your Child’s School – Alex Watt – Red Book

Teresa van Dongen’s Mud Well light uses microorganisms to create electricity – Rima Sabina Aouf – De Zeen

Microbes on the market

Shoreline Biome Announces International Distribution Partnerships – Yahoo Finance

What are the prospects for microbiome skin care in Asia? – Simon Pitman – Cosmetics Design – Europe

Biotech startup joins quest to harness microbiome to untether reliance on antibiotics in women’s health – Natalie Grover – Endpoints News

PanTheryx funding will help intensify growth in animal microbiome-focused products – Joseph Harvey – Informa

August 5, 2019

Good Morning! Highlights of today’s digest include a comprehensive analysis of biosynthetic gene clusters from Bacillus amyloliquifaciens that synthesize a lipopeptide with anticancer activity, another study conducted with African-origin adults confirms association of the oral and gut microbiota to cardiometabolic risks, a review about future applications of probiotics focusing on the characteristics of Bacteroides fragilis and an editorial article on environmental bacteriophages highlighting exciting future applications such as antibacterial therapies for antibiotic-resistant pathogens.

General Microbiology

* A comprehensive genomic and growth proteomic analysis of antitumor lipopeptide bacillomycin Lb biosynthesis in Bacillus amyloliquefaciens X030 – Jiao Yang Lu et al. – Applied Microbiology and Technology

Pregnancy and early life

Patterned progression of gut microbiota associated with necrotizing enterocolitis and late onset sepsis in preterm infants: a prospective study in a Chinese neonatal intensive care unit – Jiayi Liu et al. – PeerJ

Multi-site human microbiome

*The human microbiota is associated with cardiometabolic risk across the epidemiologic transition – Na Fei et al. – PLOS ONE

Human vaginal microbiome

The effect of antiretroviral therapy initiation on the vaginal microbiome in HIV-infected women – Cindy M Liu et al. – Open Forum Infectious Diseases

Competition among Gardnerella subgroups from the human vaginal microbiome – Salahuddin Khan et al. – bioRxiv

Human gut microbiome

Exposure to parasitic protists and helminths changes the intestinal community structure of bacterial microbiota but not of eukaryotes in a cohort of mother-child binomial from a semi-rural setting in Mexico – Oswaldo Partida-Rodriguez et al. – bioRxiv

Animal experiments

Metagenomic analysis of the effects of toll-like receptors on bacterial infection in the peritoneal cavity following cecum ligation and puncture in mice – Pao-Jen Kuo et al. – PLOS ONE

Animal microbiome

Social interactions across groups of colobus monkeys (Colobus vellerosus) explain similarities in their gut microbiomes – bioRxiv

Plant, root and soil microbiome

Phosphorus Input Alters the Assembly of Rice (Oryza sativa L.) Root-Associated Communities – Xi-En Long et al. – Microbial Ecology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Review: Microbial Diversity of Saline Habitats: An Overview of Biotechnological Applications – Shubhrima Ghosh et at. – Microorganisms in Saline Environments: Strategies and Functions

Built-environment microbiome

Rapid metagenomics analysis of EMS vehicles for monitoring pathogen load using nanopore DNA sequencing – Taylor Sheahan et al. – PLOS ONE

Food microbiology

Characterization and comparison of metaproteomes in traditional and commercial dajiang, a fermented soybean paste in northeast China – Mengxi Xie et al. – Food Chemistry

Probiotics / peribiotics

*Review: A potential species of next-generation probiotics? The dark and light sides of Bacteroides fragilis in health – X Li et al. – Food Research International

Phages and viruses

*Editorial: Environmental Bacteriophages: from Biological Control Applications to Directed Bacterial Evolution – Robert Czajkowski et al. – Frontiers in Microbiology

Techniques

Quantitative Stable Isotope Probing with H218O to Measure Taxon-Specific Microbial Growth – Alicia M. Purcell et al. – ACSESS Metods of Soil Analysis

Linking process performances and core microbial community structures in anaerobic membrane bioreactor with rotatory disk (ARMBR) system fed with high-strength food waste recycling wastewater – Hyunduk Seo et al. – Bioresource Technology

Nanopore sequencing for fast determination of plasmids, phages, virulence markers, and antimicrobial resistance genes in Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli – Narjol Gonzalez-Escalona et al. – PLOS ONE

Microbes in the news

Poop transplants can help prematurely old mice live longer – Eva Freserick – Science Magazine

July 24, 2019

Welcome back! Today’s all-around Digest features an animal study identifying a single bacterium as therapy against rheumatoid arthritis, a field trial with bacteria colonizing and sterile Asian tiger mosquitoes to combat vector borne diseases, and a non-microbiology pick about the balance between longevity and immunity. Enjoy!

Event

Microbiome Movement – Oncology Response Summit – Boston

General microbiology

Motile curved bacteria are Pareto-optimal – Rudi Schuech et al. – PNAS

Press: ‘Curvy bacteria’ weigh the benefits of different shapes – Science Daily

Antimicrobial resistance

The burden of antimicrobial resistance at tertiary care hospital, southern Ethiopia: a three years’ retrospective study – Tsegaye Alemayehu et al. – BMC Infectious Diseases

Human oral microbiome

Review: Regulation of oral immune tolerance by the microbiome in food allergy – Emmanuel Stephen-Victor & Talal A Chatila – Current Opinion in Immunology

Human respiratory microbiome

Editorial: Changes in lung microbiome do not explain the development of ventilator-associated pneumonia – Lieuwe D. J. Bos & Andre C. Kalil – Intensive Care Medicine

Human gut microbiome

In vitro: Microbial communities in a dynamic in vitro model for the human ileum resemble the human ileal microbiota – Maria Stolaki et al. – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Fecal Microbiota Transplantation in Pouchitis: Clinical, Endoscopic, Histologic, and Microbiota Results from a Pilot Study – Daniel Selvig et al. – Digestive Diseases and Sciences

Dysbiosis of the gut microbiome is associated with CKD5 and correlated with clinical indices of the disease: a case–controlled study – Yang Li et al. – Journal of Translational Medicine

Animal experiments

Supplementation of diet with non-digestible oligosaccharides alters the intestinal microbiota, but not arthritis development, in IL-1 receptor antagonist deficient mice – Rebecca Rogier et al. – PLoS One

Microbial metabolite deoxycholic acid shapes microbiota against Campylobacter jejuni chicken colonization – Bilal Alrubaye et al. – PLoS One

Lamb: A novel animal model for regional microbial dysbiosis of the pioneer microbial community – Nilusha Malmuthuge and Philip J. Griebel – Frontiers in Microbiology

** A single bacterium restores the microbiome dysbiosis to protect bones from destruction in a rat model of rheumatoid arthritis – Hudan Pan, Ruijin Guo, Yanmei Ju, Qi Wang et al. – Microbiome

Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers and Gut Microbiome Modulate Metabolic Syndrome–Related Aqueous Metabolites in Mice – David K. Scoville et al. – Drug Metabolism and Disposition

Animal microbiome

** Incompatible and sterile insect techniques combined eliminate mosquitoes – Xiaoying Zheng et al. – Nature

Commentary: Tiger mosquitoes tackled in a trial – Peter Armbruster – Nature

Host genetics and geography influence microbiome composition in the sponge Ircinia campana – Sarah M. Griffiths et al. – Journal of Animal Ecology

Plant, root and soil microbiome

Non-target Effects of Naphthalene on the Soil Microbial Biomass and Bacterial Communities in the Subalpine Forests of Western China – Liying Lan et al. – Scientific Reports

Drought modulates interactions between arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal diversity and barley genotype diversity – Agnieszka Sendek et al. – Scientific Reports

Variation in rhizosphere microbiota correlates with edaphic factor in an abandoned antimony tailing dump – Enzong Xiao et al. – Environmental Pollution

Structural changes of soil organic matter and the linkage to rhizosphere bacterial communities with biochar amendment in manure fertilized soils – Ruilin Huang & Zhenyi Zhang et al. – Science of the Total Environment

Review: The Postharvest Microbiome: The Other Half of Sustainability – Michael Wisniewski & Samir Droby – Biological Control

Water and extremophile microbiome

Oil degradation potential of microbial communities in water and sediment of Baltic Sea coastal area – Hanna Miettinen et al. – PLoS One

Linking dissolved organic matter composition and bacterioplankton communities in an Amazon floodplain system – Michaela L. de Melo et al. – Limnology and Oceanography

Pollution shapes the bacterial community of a river: a case study – N. Yadav & S. Sharma – International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology

A pollution gradient contributes to the taxonomic, functional, and resistome diversity of microbial communities in marine sediments – Jiarui Chen & Shelby E. McIlroy et al. – Microbiome

Phages and viruses

Review: Human Virome and Disease: High-Throughput Sequencing for Virus Discovery, Identification of Phage-Bacteria Dysbiosis and Development of Therapeutic Approaches with Emphasis on the Human Gut – Tasha M. Santiago-Rodriguez & Emily B. Hollister – Viruses

Technology

Targeting 16S rDNA for Stable Recombinant Gene Expression in Pseudomonas – Maike Otto et al. – ACS Synthetic Biology

Microbes in the news

Gut microbes may help malnourished children – Elizabeth Pennisi – Science

The microbiota–gut–brain axis – Natasha Bray – Nature

Nam June Paik Art Center looks at ecosystems, up close – Shim Woo-hyun – The Korea Herald

DuPont Opens State-of-the-Art Probiotics Fermentation Unit – WholeFoods Magazine

The Art Of Solving Antibiotic Overuse in America – ArtIHolics

MICROBIOME RESEARCH IS MORE THAN CHASING GUT FEELINGS – Chad Campbell – Purdue University

NIH grant to fund research on microbiome’s role in cancer – Healio

PET TALK: Balanced GI tract plays large role in dog’s overall well-being – Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Mathematics helps us understand the complexity of our microbiome – Tim Sandle – Digital Journal

Good bacteria, bad products – Gali Weinreb – Globes

Gut Microbiome May Alter ALS Progression in Mice – Julianna LeMieux – GenEngNews

Xin’s non-microbiology pick

** The longevity-promoting factor, TCER-1, widely represses stress resistance and innate immunity – Francis R. G. Amrit et al. – Nature Communications