March 27, 2017

Exploring life within the biofilm and how free-living microbes thrive, and focus on life history patterns of symbionts. Finally, big dairy (Parmalat- South Africa)  was found guilty of repeatedly hiding serious infections (Salmonella and Listeria,)from their consumers.

General microbiome

Biofilm formation enables free-living nitrogen-fixing rhizobacteria to fix nitrogen under aerobic conditions.

Wang D. ISME Journal

Symbiont Acquisition and Replacement as a Source of Ecological Innovation.

Sudakaran S. Trends in Microbiology

Distinct succession patterns of abundant and rare bacteria in temporal microcosms with pollutants.

Jiao S. Environmental Pollution

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Human gut microbiome

Early-life origin of intestinal inflammatory disorders.

Ley D. Nutrition Reviews

From mystery to mechanism: Can proteomics build systems-level understanding of our gut microbes?

Gonzalez CG. Expert Reviews of Proteomics

Human oral microbiome

Circadian oscillations of microbial and functional composition in the human salivary microbiome.

Takayasu L. DNA Research

Comparison of Boiling and Robotics Automation Method in DNA Extraction for Metagenomic Sequencing of Human Oral Microbes.

Yamagishi J.PLoS One.

Water, estuarine and marine microbiome

Integrated metabolism in sponge-microbe symbiosis revealed by genome-centered metatranscriptomics.

Moitinho-Silva L. ISME Journal

Are Oligotypes Meaningful Ecological and Phylogenetic Units? A Case Study of Microcystis in Freshwater Lakes.

Berry MA. Frontiers in Microbiology

Shotgun metagenomic sequencing reveals freshwater beach sands as reservoir of bacterial pathogens.

Mohiuddin MM. Water Research

Symbiosis and microbiome flexibility in calcifying benthic foraminifera of the Great Barrier Reef.

Prazeres M. Microbiome

Farm animal microbiome

Effects of dietary rapeseed meal supplementation on cecal microbiota in laying hens with different flavin-containing monooxygenase 3 genotypes.

Long C. Poultry Science

A distinct bacterial dysbiosis associated skin inflammation in ovine footrot.

Maboni G. Scientific Reports

Pasture flock chicken cecal microbiome responses to prebiotics and plum fiber feed amendments.

Park SH. Poultry Science

Respiratory system microbiome

Dendritic cell expression of the signaling molecule TRAF6 is required for immune tolerance in the lung.

Han D. International Immunology

Eukaryote microbiome

UniEuk: Time to Speak a Common Language in Protistology!

Berney C. The Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology

Animal microbiome

Colonization by non-pathogenic bacteria alters mRNA expression of cytochromes P450 in originally germ-free mice.

Jourová L. Folia Microbiologica

Gut microbiome-related metabolic changes in plasma of antibiotic-treated rats.

Behr C. Archives of Toxicology

Indoor microbiome

Hospital microbial surface colonization revealed during monitoring of Klebsiella spp., Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and non-tuberculous mycobacteria.

Geadas Farias P. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek

Microbes in the news

Parmalat hides bacteria infections

-News24

Indians find a new bacterial target for drug development

-The Hindu

March 23, 2017

Today’s digest has quite a few papers in the human oral and gut microbiome with many interesting papers as the one from M. Lepczyńska addressing positive aspects of various diets on gut microbiota and its fight with parasites. In ‘Water microbiome’ you can take a look at Raquel S. Peixoto’s paper and beneficial microbes maintaining coral health, while in ‘Microbes in News’ you can read how team from Korea is tackling one of medicine’s most pressing problems – antibiotic resistance by using bacteria to fight bacteria.

General microbiome

Reduced microbial diversity in adult survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia and microbial associations with increased immune activation – Ling Ling Chua -Microbiome

Pregnancy and early life

Manipulating the baby biome: What are the issues? – Lai-yang Lee – Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (ANZJOG)

Ex vivo infection of human placental chorionic villi explants with Trypanosoma cruzi and Toxoplasma gondii induces different Toll-like receptor expression and cytokine/chemokine profiles – Christian Castillo – American Journal of Reproductive Immunology (AJRI)

First foods and gut microbes – Martin F. Laursen – Frontiers in Microbiology

Reproductive microbiomes a new thread in the microbial network – Michael L. Power – Reproductive Sciences

Identical bacterial populations colonize premature infant gut, skin, and oral microbiomes and exhibit different in situ growth rates – Matthew R Olm – Genome Research

 
Human Oral

 
Differential responses of human dendritic cells to metabolites from the oral/airway microbiome – K. Whiteson – Clinical & Experimental Immunology

Candida albicans alters the bacterial microbiome of early in vitro oral biofilms – M. M. Janus – Journal of Oral Microbiology

Probiotic Lactobacillus reuteri has antifungal effects on oral Candida species in vitro – Mette Rose Jørgensen – Journal of Oral Microbiology

Porphyromonas gingivalis is the most abundant species detected in coronary and femoral arteries – J-L. C. Mougeot – Journal of Oral Microbiology

Oral microbiome in HIV-associated periodontitis – Noguera-Julian – Medicine

Quorum sensing of Streptococcus mutans is activated by Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans and by the periodontal microbiome – Szymon P. Szafrański – BMC Genomics

Subgingival microbiota dysbiosis in systemic lupus erythematosus: association with periodontal status – Jôice Dias Corrêa – Microbiome
Human nearly-sterile sites 

Alterations in gastric microbiota after H. Pylori eradication and in different histological stages of gastric carcinogenesis – Tung Hiu Li – Scientific Reports

Human gut microbiome

Oral iron supplementation: Potential implications for the gut microbiome and metabolome in patients with CKD – Guus A. M. Kortman – Hemodialysis International

Hugonella massiliensis gen. nov., sp. nov., genome sequence, and description of a new strictly anaerobic bacterium isolated from the human gut – Ziena Elsawi – Microbiology Open

Gut microbiota: Neonatal gut microbiota induces lung immunity against pneumonia – Sabrina Tamburini – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology

*Review: Blastocystis: how do specific diets and human gut microbiota affect its development and pathogenicity? – M. Lepczyńska – European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases

Dysbiosis and compositional alterations with aging in the gut microbiota of patients with heart failure – Takehiro Kamo – PLOS One

Complex pectin metabolism by gut bacteria reveals novel catalytic functions – Didier Ndeh – Nature

Proteobacteria explain significant functional variability in the human gut microbiome – Patrick H. Bradley  – Microbiome

Animal experiments

Rice- or pork-based diets with similar calorie and content result in different rat gut microbiota – Xiaozhe Qi – International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition

Perturbation of microbiota in one-day old broiler chickens with antibiotic for 24 hours negatively affects intestinal immune development – Dirkjan Schokker – BMC Genomics

Effects of dietary administration of Shewanella xiamenensis A-1, Aeromonas veronii A-7, and Bacillus subtilis, single or combined, on the Grass Carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) intestinal microbiota – Kai Hao – Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Pseudomonas sesami sp. nov., a plant growth-promoting Gammaproteobacteria isolated from the rhizosphere of Sesamum indicum L. – Munusamy Madhaiyan – Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

The influence of environmental factors on communities of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi associated with Chenopodium ambrosioides revealed by MiSeq sequencing investigation – Xihui Xu -Sceintific Reports

Compositional stability of the bacterial community in a climate-sensitive sub-Arctic peatland – James T. Weedon – Frontiers in Microbiology

Antibiotic and heavy metal tolerance of some indigenous bacteria isolated from petroleum contaminated soil sediments with a study – Jai Godheja – International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Science (IJCMAS)

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Genome reduction and microbe-host interactions drive adaptation of a sulfur-oxidizing bacterium associated with a cold seep sponge – Ren-Mao Tian – mSystems

Impact of hypoxia on gene expression patterns by the human pathogen, Vibrio vulnificus, and bacterial community composition in a North Carolina estuary – Britney L. Phippen – Geohealth

Distribution of anaerobic carbon monoxide dehydrogenase genes in deep subseafloor sediments – T. Hoshino – Letters in Applied Microbiology

Phytoplankton species richness, evenness, and production in relation to nutrient availability and imbalance – Sirpa Lehtinen – Limnology and Oceanography

Metagenomic and culture-dependent analysis of the bacterial diversity of a hot spring reservoir as a function of the seasonal variation – B. A. Kikani – International Journal of Environmental Research

Beneficial microorganisms for corals (BMC): Proposed mechanisms for coral health and resilience – Raquel S. Peixoto – Frontiers in Microbiology

High-throughput amplicon sequencing and stream benthic bacteria: identifying the best taxonomic level for multiple-stressor research – R. K. Salis – Scientific Reports

Highlighting of quorum sensing lux genes and their expression in the hydrothermal vent shrimp Rimicaris exoculata ectosymbiontic community. Possible use as biogeographic markers – Simon Le Bloa – PLOS One

Molecular insights on dissolved organic matter transformation by supraglacial microbial communities – Runa Antony – Environmental Science & Technology

An alternative polysaccharide uptake mechanism of marine bacteria – Greta Reintjes – ISME Journal

Viable cold-tolerant iron-reducing microorganisms in geographically diverse subglacial environments – Sophie L. Nixon – Biogeosciences

Different bacterial communities involved in peptide decomposition between normoxic and hypoxic coastal waters – Shuting Liu – Frontiers in Microbiology

Temperature- and size-scaling of phytoplankton population growth rates: Reconciling the Eppley curve and the metabolic theory of ecology – Colin T. Kremer – Limnology and Oceanography

Contrasting patterns of diversity of abundant and rare bacterioplankton in freshwater lakes along an elevation gradient – Huabing Li – Limnology and Oceanography

 Built environment 

Short-term effects of great cormorant droppings on water quality and microbial community of an artificial agricultural reservoir – Il Han – Journal of Environmental Quality

Probiotics / prebiotics

Review: Gut microbiota and bacterial translocation in digestive surgery: the impact of probiotics – Shunichiro Komatsu – Langenbeck’s Archives of Surgery

Techniques

MinION™ nanopore sequencing of environmental metagenomes: a synthetic approach – Bonnie L. Brown – Gigascience

Microbes in the news 

Diabetes patients can lower blood sugar through gut bacteria; fecal microbes found to have curative properties – The Science Times

Predatory bacteria as a new ‘living’ antibiotic -Phys Org

Achievements of the human microbiome project – News Medical Life Sciences

Warning: current ecological microbiome may be on the verge of disaster due to antibiotics – Nature World News

 

March 21, 2017

Events and jobs

Microbiology Department Manager – Medlab Pathology – Sydney

General microbiome

The ecology of human microbiota: dynamics and diversity in health and disease – A Karkman – Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences

Human gut microbiome

The gut microbiome in human neurological disease: A review – H Tremlett – Annals of Neurology

Shaping the Metabolism of Intestinal Bacteroides Population through Diet to Improve Human Health – DR Covian – Frontiers in Microbiology

Animal microbiome

Effects of a protected inclusion of organic acids and essential oils as antibiotic growth promoter alternative on growth performance, intestinal morphology and gut microflora in broilers – Y Liu – Animal Science Journal

Extreme drought, host density, sex, and bullfrogs influence fungal pathogen infection in a declining lotic amphibian – AJ Adams – Ecosphere

Neoagarotetraose protects mice against intense exercise-induced fatigue damage by modulating gut microbial composition and function – N Zhang – Molecular Nutrition and Food Research

Effects of Gliadin consumption on the Intestinal Microbiota and Metabolic Homeostasis in Mice Fed a High-fat Die –  L Zhang – Scientific Reports

Plant, root and soil microbiome

*ReviewRhizogenic agrobacteria in hydroponic crops: epidemics, diagnostics and control – L Bosmans – Plant Pathology

Mn accumulation in a submerged plant Egeria densa (Hydrocharitaceae) is mediated by epiphytic bacteria – K Tsuji – Plant, Cell and Environment

Water microbiome and extremophiles

Microbial players and processes involved in phytoplankton bloom utilization in the water column of a fast-flowing, river-dominated estuary – MW Smith – Microbiology Open

Metagenomics of Hyperthermophilic Environments: Biodiversity and Biotechnology – A Strazzulli – Microbial Ecology of Extreme Environments

Sediment depth and habitat as predictors of the diversity and composition of sediment bacterial communities in an inter-tidal estuarine environment – DFR Cleary – Marine Ecology

Crenarchaeal Viruses of Hot Springs: Diversity, Ecology and Co-evolution –  AC Ortmann – Microbial Ecology of Extreme Environments

*ReviewMarine Prasinoviruses and Their Tiny Plankton Hosts: A Review – KD Weynberg – Viruses

Microbial Electron Transport in the Deep Subsurface – J Hinks – Microbial Ecology of Extreme Environments

New Insights into the Microbial Diversity of Polar Desert Soils: A Biotechnological Perspective – J v Dorst – Microbial Ecology of Extreme Environments

Transcriptomics

Mechanism for microbial population collapse in a fluctuating resource environment – S Turkarslan – Molecular Systems Biology

Techniques

SILVA, RDP, Greengenes, NCBI and OTT — how do these taxonomies compare? – M Balvociute – BMC Genomics

Prediction of virus-host infectious association by supervised learning methods – M Zhang – BMC Bioinformatics

Comparison of methods for identification of microbial communities in book collections: Culture-dependent (sequencing and MALDI-TOF MS) and culture-independent (Illumina MiSeq) – L Krakova – International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation

More microbes

*Review: The role of bacillithiol in Gram-positive Firmicutes – P Chandrangsu – Antioxidants & Redox Signaling

The effect of antibiotics and diet on enterolactone concentration and metabolome studied by targeted and non-targeted LC-MS metabolomics – AK Bolviq – Journal of Proteome Research

Exploring the Viral Ecology of High Latitude Aquatic Systems – C Chenard – Microbial Ecology of Extreme Environments

The Nature and Relevance of Solvent Stress in Microbes and Mechanisms of Tolerance – M Manefield – Microbial Ecology of Extreme Environments

Surveillance of Exhibit Associated Aquatic Viruses Using Next Generation Sequencing Technologies – WV Bonn – IAAAM 2016

Microbes in the news

Before you consume billions of live bacteria … – E Cauthorn – Las Vegas Sun

Bacteria between humans and pets? Could improve global health: researchers – M Shah – Toronto Sun

There is a reason dogs like meat – NZ Herald

ANTIBIOTIC APOCALYPSE: Harvard reveals doomsday scenario that could KILL 10 million a year – O Smith – Express

THE ALTERATION OF THE INTESTINAL MICROBIOTA COULD PROTECT METABOLIC DISEASES – Zoe – The Quebec Times

March 18, 2017

Events and jobs

Research Fellow in Omics analysis – King’s College London – Apply by April 12, 2017

Postdoctoral Research Position in Marine Microbial Ecology – University of Southern Mississippi

General microbiome

Microbial Influences in Cardio–Metabolic Diseases – Rachel Petersen – New York Academy of Sciences

*Review: Microbiota: a key orchestrator of cancer therapy – Soumen Roy – Nature Reviews Cancer

*Review: Caenorhabditis elegans as a model for microbiome research – Fan Zhang – Frontiers in Microbiology

Human respiratory microbiome

The relationship between nasopharyngeal CCL5 and microbiota on disease severity among infants with bronchiolitis – Kohei Hasegawa – Allergy

Human gut microbiome

The Food Contaminant Deoxynivalenol Exacerbates the Genotoxicity of Gut Microbiota – Delphine Payros – mBio

Delayed utilization of some fast-fermenting soluble dietary fibers by human gut microbiota when presented in a mixture – Yunus E. Tuncil – Journal of Functional Foods

Animal experiments

Deciphering the combinatorial influence of diet and the microbiota on experimental colitis – Sean R. Llewellyn – bioRxiv

The role of adaptive immunity as an ecological filter on the gut microbiota in zebrafish – Keaton Stagaman – ISME J

Animal microbiome

Comparison of bacterial populations in bedding material, on teat ends, and in milk of cows housed in compost bedded pack barns – R. L. Albino – Animal Production Science

Community analysis of microbial sharing and specialization in a Costa Rican ant–plant–hemipteran symbiosis – Elizabeth G. Pringle – Proceedings of the Royal Society Biological Sciences

Microbial community composition of deep-sea corals from the Red Sea provides insight into functional adaption to a unique environment – Till Röthig – Scientific Reports

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Root microbiota drive direct integration of phosphate stress and immunity – Gabriel Castrillo – Nature

Striking alterations in the soil bacterial community structure and functioning of the biological N cycle induced by Pennisetum setaceum invasion in a semiarid environment – G. Rodríguez-Caballero – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria are more effective under drought: a meta-analysis – Rachel L. Rubin – Plant and Soil

Effect of biodynamic soil amendments on microbial communities in comparison with inorganic fertilization – Sibylle Faust – Applied Soil Ecology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Bacterial diversity in fumarole environments of the Paricutín volcano, Michoacán (Mexico) – Miguel Medrano-Santillana – Extremophiles

Prokaryotic Abundance and Activity in Permafrost of the Northern Victoria Land and Upper Victoria Valley (Antarctica) – Rosabruna La Ferla – Microbial Ecology

Microbial communities of aquatic environments on Heard Island characterized by pyrotag sequencing and environmental data – Michelle A. Allen – Scientific Reports

A Pelagic Microbiome (Viruses to Protists) from a Small Cup of Seawater – Flavia Flaviani – Viruses

Built environment

Microbial dynamics in anaerobic digestion reactors for treating organic urban residues during the start-up process – Rocio J. Alcántara-Hernández – Letters in Applied Microbiology

Variability of airborne bacteria in an urban Mediterranean area (Thessaloniki, Greece) – Savvas Genitsaris – Atmospheric Environment

*Review: A review of microscopy and comparative molecular-based methods to characterize “Plastisphere” communities – Caroline De Tender – Analytical Methods

Techniques

*Review: Emerging Trends for Microbiome Analysis: From Single-Cell Functional Imaging to Microbiome Big Data – Jian Xu – Engineering

*Review: Metaproteomic strategies and applications for gut microbial research – Mingming Xiao – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Microbes in the news

Bacteria-Enriched Lotion Battles Skin Infections – Jenna Flannigan – Live Science

Frozen, Freeze-dried Products for Fecal Microbiota Transplantation as Effective as Fresh? – Pharmacy Times

Study by Irish scientists finds porridge to be good for the heart and gut – RTE

Certain Bacteria Within Gut Microbiome May Halt Inflammation Naturally, Study Says – Patricia Inacio – IBD News Today

Antibiotic overuse might be bad for bees – Mary Beth Griggs – Popular Science

Microbiome research Studies aim to help health, environment – David Wahlberg – The Times Record

My cats poop for science – Jonathan M. Giltin – ars Technica

Microbes on the market

Seres doubles down on a microbiome do-over as the FDA clears a make-or-break study – John Carroll – Endpoint News

Bacteria Hysteria

Revealed: Which supermarket’s chicken is most likely to contain food poisoning bacteria? – Tom Belger – Liverpool Echo

March 17, 2017

Circadian clocks are ubiquitous timing systems that induce rhythms of biological activities in synchrony with night and day.In the first highlighted paper the authors present the structural basis of the day-night transition in a cyanobacterial circadian clock. The second highlighted paper evaluated the effects of antibiotic treatment on the honeybee gut microbiome. The authors found that exposure to antibiotics significantly alters the honeybee gut microbial community structure and leads to decreased survival.

General microbiome

Biohybrid Microtube Swimmers Driven by Single Captured Bacteria – Morgan M. Stanton – Small

Structural basis of the day-night transition in a bacterial circadian clock – Roger Tseng – Science

Pregnancy and early life

Breast Milk Polyamines and Microbiota Interactions: Impact of Mode of Delivery and Geographical Location – C Gómez-Gallego  – Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism

 
Human respiratory microbiome

Modulation of behaviour and virulence of a high alginate expressing Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain from cystic fibrosis by oral commensal bacterium Streptococcus anginosus – RD Waite  – PLOS One

Human gut microbiome

Transfer of dysbiotic gut microbiota has beneficial effects on host liver metabolism – Simon Nicolas – Molecular Systems Biology

Fecal microbiota transplantation induces hepatitis B virus e-antigen (HBeAg) clearance in patients with positive HBeAg after long-term antiviral therapy – Yan-Dan Ren – Hepatology

The Microbiome and Host Behavior – Vuong HE – Annual Review of Neuroscience

Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, the Gut Microbiome, and Diet – Zeinab Mokhtari – Advances in Nutrition

Animal experiments

Intestinal transcriptome modulation by functional diets in rainbow trout: A high-throughput sequencing appraisal to highlight GALT immunomodulation – Ana Teresa Gonçalves – Fish & Shellfish Immunology

Effects of Gliadin consumption on the Intestinal Microbiota and Metabolic Homeostasis in Mice Fed a High-fat Diet – Li Zhang – Scientific Reports

Oral administration of synthetic porcine beta-defensin-2 improves growth performance and cecal microbial flora and down-regulates the expression of intestinal toll-like receptor-4 and inflammatory cytokines in weaned piglets challenged with enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli – Zhiru Tang – Animal Science Journal

RNA-Based Stable Isotope Probing Suggests Allobaculum spp. as Particularly Active Glucose Assimilators in a Complex Murine Microbiota Cultured In Vitro – Elena Herrmann – BioMed Research International

Animal microbiome

Antibiotic exposure perturbs the gut microbiota and elevates mortality in honeybees – Kasie Raymann – PLOS Biology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Accessing the Carbofuran Degradation Ability of Cultures From Natural River Biofilms in Different Environments – Chien-Jung Tien – CLEAN – Soil, Air, Water

Impact of Agri-Usable Nanocompounds on Soil Microbial Activity: An Indicator of Soil Health – Priyanka Khati – CLEAN – Soil, Air, Water

Complete genome sequence of Pseudomonas citronellolis P3B5, a candidate for microbial phyllo-remediation of hydrocarbon-contaminated sites – Mitja N.P. Remus-Emsermann – SIGS Standards in Genomic Sciences

Is the methanogenic community reflecting the methane emissions of river sediments?—comparison of two study sites – Prem Prashant Chaudhary – Microbiology Open

Water and extremophile microbiome

Characterizing and predicting cyanobacterial blooms in an 8-year amplicon sequencing time-course – Nicolas Tromas – bioRxiv

Effect of pesticides on microbial communities in container aquatic habitats – Ephantus J. Muturi – Scientific Reports

Serpentinization-Influenced Groundwater Harbors Extremely Low Diversity Microbial Communities Adapted to High pH – KI Twing – Frontiers in Microbiology

Dynamic Succession of Groundwater Sulfate-Reducing Communities during Prolonged Reduction of Uranium in a Contaminated Aquifer – Ping Zhang – Environmental Science & Technology

Reactivation of Deep Subsurface Microbial Community in Response to Methane or Methanol Amendment – Pauliina Rajala – Frontiers in Microbiology

Built environment

Nanoscale zero-valent iron/persulfate enhanced upflow anaerobic sludge blanket reactor for dye removal: Insight into microbial metabolism and microbial community – Fei Pan – Scientific reports

Probiotics / prebiotics

Achieving High Yield of Lactic Acid for Antimicrobial Characterization in Cephalosporin-Resistant Lactobacillus by the Co-Expression of the Phosphofructokinase and Glucokinase – Gong Y – Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Phages and viruses

Inflammation boosts bacteriophage transfer between Salmonella spp.– Médéric Diard – Science

Bioinformatics

microclass: an R-package for 16S taxonomy classification – Kristian Hovde Liland – BMC Bioinformatics

Microbes in the news

Team finds new way that bacteria lay siege to neighboring cells by hijacking two factors involved in protein synthesis – Phys.Org

 

March 15, 2017

Today’s digest is full of environmental, soil/plant/root, and water related studies among a few gut microbiome studies and some opinion pieces.

Events and jobs

Event: Gut Feeling – How bacteria influence our wellbeing – EMBL-EBI – 21-May-2017

Event: Meeting of the Microbiome Minds – Colorado State University

General microbiome

Opinion: The study of microbiota needs both microbiologists and medical doctors – Didier Raoult – CMI

Pregnancy and early life

Review: Distinct Roles of Cervical Epithelia and Stroma in Pregnancy and Parturition – Shanmugasundaram Nallasamy – Seminars in Reproductive Medicine (Thieme)

The shape of the microbiome in early life – Erika von Mutius – Nature Medicine

Multi-site human microbiome

Examination of Host Phenotypes in Gambusia affinis Following Antibiotic Treatment – Jeanette M. Carlson – J. Vis. Exp.

Human respiratory microbiome

Strong incidence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa on bacterial rrs and ITS genetic structures of cystic fibrosis sputa – Laurence Pages-Monteiro – PLOS One

Human skin microbiome

Review: Cutaneous wound biofilm and the potential for electrical stimulation in management of the microbiome – Mohammed Ashrafi – Future Microbiology

Human vaginal microbiome

Vaginal Microbiome and Its Relationship to Behavior, Sexual Health, an Sexually Transmitted Diseases – Felicia M. Lewis – Obstetrics & Gynecology

Women view key sexual behaviours as the trigger for the onset and recurrence of bacterial vaginosis – Jade E. Bilardi – PLOS One

Human oral microbiome

Clustering of Subgingival Microbiota Reveals Microbial Disease Ecotypes Associated with Clinical Stages of Periodontitis in a Cross-Sectional Study – Sebastien Boutin – Frontiers in Microbiology

Human gut microbiome

*The altered gut microbiota in adults with cystic fibrosis – D.G. Burke – BMC Microbiology

Consumption of a diet rich in Brassica vegetables is associated with a reduced abundance of sulphate-reducing bacteria: a randomised crossover study – Lee Kellingray – Molecular Nutrition & Food Research

Gastric Acid Suppression Is Associated with an Increased Risk of Adverse Outcomes in Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Shah R – Digestion

NLRP12 attenuates colon inflammation by maintaining colonic microbial diversity and promoting protective commensal bacterial growth – Liang Chen – Nature Immunology

Gut microbiome diversity and high fibre intake are related to lower long term weight gain – Menni C – International Journal of Obesity

We are not alone: a case for the human microbiome in extra intestinal diseases – S. Shivaji – Gut Pathogens

The intestinal microenvironment in sepsis – Katherine T Fay – BBA – Molecular Basis of Disease

The Gut Microbiome and Its Role in Cardiovascular Diseases – W. H. Wilson Tang – Circulation

Animal experiments (mouse/rat experiments, chickens/pigs on different diets)

Mechanisms and effects of arsanilic acid on antibiotic resistance genes and microbial communities during pig manure digestion – Wei Sun – Bioresource Technology

Dietary Broccoli Alters Rat Cecal Microbiota to Improve Glucoraphanin Hydrolysis to Bioactive Isothiocyanates – Xiaoji Liu – Nutrients

Sorghum and wheat differentially affect caecal microbiota and associated performance characteristics of meat chickens – Eduardo Crisol-Martinez – PeerJ

Microbiome and metabolome modifying effects of several cardiovascular disease interventions in apo-E−/− mice – Paul M. Ryan – Microbiome

Infection with diverse immune-modulating poxviruses elicits different compositional shifts in the mouse gut microbiome – Daniel Aguirre de Cárcer – PLOS One

Animal microbiome (for animals in the wild)

Diverse bacterial communities exist on canine skin and are impacted by cohabitation and time – Sheila Torres – PeerJ

Fine Flounder (Paralichthys adspersus) Microbiome Showed Important Differences between Wild and Reared Specimens – Carolina Ramirez – Frontiers in Microbiology

Use of signature-tagged mutagenesis to identify genes associated with colonization of sheep by E. coli O157:H7 – Nancy A. Cornick – Veterinary Microbiology

The oral microbiota of domestic cats harbors a wide variety of Staphylococcus species with zoonotic potential – Ciro Cesar Rossi – Veterinary Microbiology

The bovine paranasal sinuses: Bacterial flora, epithelial expression of nitric oxide and potential role in the in-herd persistence of respiratory disease pathogens – Gerard M. Murray – PLOS One

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Analysis of microbiota involved in the aged natural fermentation of indigo – Takahiro Okamoto – World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Microbial solvent formation revisited by comparative genome analysis – Anja Poehlein – Biotechnology for Biofuels

Exposure to dairy manure leads to greater antibiotic resistance and increased mass-specific respiration in soil microbial communities – Wepking, C – Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Science

Legal immigrants: invasion of alien microbial communities during winter occurring desert dust storms – Tobias Weil – Microbiome

Characterization of microbial communities during start-up of integrated fixed-film activated sludge (IFAS) systems for the treatment of oil sands process-affected water (OSPW) – Chunkai Huang – Biochemical Engineering Journal

Effects of experimental addition of nitrogen and phosphorus on microbial and metazoan communities in a peatbog – Tomasz Mieczan – European Journal of Protistology

The potential of native species as bioenergy crops on trace-element contaminated Mediterranean lands – Dominquez MT – Sci Total Environment

Linking the Belowground Microbial Composition, Diversity and Activity to Soilborne Disease Suppression and Growth Promotion of Tomato Amended with Biochar – Jaiswal AK – Scientific Reports

Growth and 137Cs uptake and accumulation among 56 Japanese cultivars of Brassica rapa, Brassica juncea and Brassica napus grown in a contaminated field in Fukushima: Effect of inoculation with a Bacillus pumilus strain – Salem Djedidi – Journal of Environmental Radioactivity

Antibiotic mixture effects on growth of the leaf-shredding stream detritivore Gammarus fossarum – Mirco Bundschuh – Ecotoxicology

Microbial community changes during different empty bed residence times and operational fluctuations in an air diffusion reactor for odor abatement – Elisa Rodriguez – Science of the Total Environment

Response of indigenously developed bacterial consortia in progressive degradation of polyvinyl chloride – Mohammad S Anwar – Protoplasma

Water and extremophile microbiome (sea, rivers, lakes, glaciers, permafrost, high-salt)

Conference: Effects of simulated deep-sea mining impacts on microbial communities and functions in the DISCOL experimental area – Vonnahme, T – EU FP7 MIDAS final meeting,

Effects of residual organics in municipal wastewater on hydrogenotrophic denitrifying microbial communities – Wei Xing – Journal of Environmental Sciences

PrePrint: Plasmid DNA analysis of pristine groundwater microbial communities reveal extensive2 presence of metal resistance genes – Ankita Kothari – bioRxiv

Climate, soil and plant functional types as drivers of global fine-root trait variation – Gregoire T. Freschet – Journal of Ecology

Winter ecology of a subalpine grassland: Effects of snow removal on soil respiration, microbial structure and function – Konstantin Gavazov – Science of the Total Environment

Deterministic influences exceed dispersal effects on hydrologically-connected microbiomes – Emily B. Graham – Environmental Microbiology

Review: Microbiome involved in microbial electrochemical systems (MESs): A review – Saratale RG – Chemosphere

Chapter Four – Polar Marine Microorganisms and Climate Change – C. Verde – Advances in Microbial Physiology

The patterns of bacterial community and relationships between sulfate-reducing bacteria and hydrochemistry in sulfate-polluted groundwater of Baogang rare earth tailings – Xinli An – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Characterization of bacterial community associated with phytoplankton bloom in a eutrophic lake in South Norway using 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequence analysis – Niranjan Nitin Parulekar – PLOS One

Food microbiology

Editorial: Inner Workings: Fermented foods offer up a versatile microbial model system – Alla Katsnelson – PNAS

Probiotics / prebiotics

News article: IBS cure? Probiotics could REDUCE irritable bowel syndrome symptoms AND stress – Olivia Lerche – express.co.uk

 Bioinformatics

Applied Metagenomics for Biofuel Development and Environmental Sustainability – Antonio Djalma Nunes Ferraz Junior – Advances of Basic Science for Second Generation Bioethanol from Sugarcane

DEMOGRAPHICS INDUCE EXTINCTION OF DISEASE IN AN SIS MODEL BASED ON CONDITIONAL MARKOV CHAIN – XIAOFENG LUO – Journal of Biological Systems

Inferring interactions in complex microbial communities from nucleotide sequence data and environmental parameters – Yu Shang – PLOS One

Techniques

Comparative analysis of microbial communities during enrichment and isolation of DDT-degrading bacteria by culture-dependent and -independent methods – Beibei Wang – Science of The Total Environment

*How to know the fungi: combining field inventories and DNA-barcoding to document fungal diversity – Camille Truong – New Phytologist

Sampling Strategies for Three-Dimensional Spatial Community Structures in IBD Microbiota Research – Shaocun Zhang – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

Microbial profiling of cpn60 universal target sequences in artificial mixtures of vaginal bacteria sampled by nylon swabs or self-sampling devices under different storage conditions – John J. Schellenberg – Journal of Microbiological Methods

Ed’s non-microbiology picks (news articles)

First Time Ever: Gene Therapy Reverses Sickle Cell Disease

Earth’s oceans are warming 13% faster than thought, and accelerating

MIT researchers create new form of matter

Gene therapy treats muscle-wasting disease in dogs

World’s oldest plant fossil discovered by student pushes evolution of complex life back 400 million years

 

March 9, 2017

A variety of reviews about the oral microbiome and periodontal disease, a perspective piece on secondary metabolites mediating symbiotic interactions in the new Nature Reviews Chemistry journal, Akkermansia muciniphila’s involvement in host immune homeostasis, new insight into how raindrops disperse bacteria from soil into the air.

General microbiome

* Perspective: Hijacking exogenous signals to generate new secondary metabolites during symbiotic interactions – Rurun Wang – Nature Reviews Chemistry

Cooperation of Gastric Mononuclear Phagocytes with Helicobacter pylori during Colonization – Monica Viladomiu – Journal of Immunology

Human respiratory microbiome

Longitudinal sampling of the lung microbiota in individuals with cystic fibrosis – Fiona J. Whelan – PLoS ONE

Human oral microbiome

Review: Role of microbial communities in the pathogenesis of periodontal diseases and caries – Alex Mira – Journal of Clinical Periodontology

Review: Dental biofilm: ecological interactions in health and disease – P. D. Marsh – Journal of Clinical Periodontology

Review: The oral cavity microbiota: between health, oral disease and cancers of the aerodigestive tract – Pierre Le Bars – Canadian Journal of Microbiology

A new mathematical model of bacterial interactions in two-species oral biofilms – Bénédicte Martin – PLoS ONE

Human urinary microbiome

Alterations of Urinary Microbiota in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus with Hypertension and/or Hyperlipidemia – Fengping Liu – Frontiers in Physiology

Human gut microbiome

Impact of Bariatric Surgery on Metabolic and Gut Microbiota Profile: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis – Dimitrios E. Magouliotis – Obesity Surgery

Commensal gut bacteria modulate phosphorylation-dependent PPARγ transcriptional activity in human intestinal epithelial cells – Malgorzata Nepelska – Scientific Reports

* Pili-like proteins of Akkermansia muciniphila modulate host immune responses and gut barrier function – Noora Ottman – PLoS ONE

Altered intestinal microbiota in patients with chronic pancreatitis: implications in diabetes and metabolic abnormalities – Sai Manasa Jandhyala – Scientific Reports

Disease-Associated Changes in Bile Acid Profiles and Links to Altered Gut Microbiota – Susan A. Joyce – Digestive Diseases

One-year calorie restriction impacts gut microbial composition but not its metabolic performance in obese adolescents – Alicia Ruiz – Environmental Microbiology

Dysbiosis of Gut Microbiota Associated with Clinical Parameters in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome – Rui Liu – Frontiers in Microbiology

Animal experiments

Bifidobacterium breve with α-linolenic acid alters the composition, distribution and transcription factor activity associated with metabolism and absorption of fat – Elaine Patterson – Scientific Reports

Exploring gastric bacterial community in young pigs – Vincenzo Motta – PLoS ONE

Animal microbiome

Parasitism perturbs the mucosal microbiome of Atlantic Salmon – M. S. Llewellyn – Scientific Reports

The microbiome composition of Aedes aegypti is not critical for Wolbachia-mediated inhibition of dengue virus – Michelle D. Audsley – PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases

Endosymbiotic calcifying bacteria across sponge species and oceans – Leire Garate – Scientific Reports

Bacterial communities associated with Shinkaia crosnieri from the Iheya North, Okinawa Trough: Microbial diversity and metabolic potentials – Jian Zhang – Journal of Marine Systems

Diet affects arctic ground squirrel gut microbial metatranscriptome independent of community structure – Jasmine J. Hatton – Environmental Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Microbial Communities as Environmental Indicators of Ecological Disturbance in Restored Carbonate Fen-Results of 10 Years of Studies – Tomasz Mieczan – Microbial Ecology

Rhizospheric microbial community of Caesalpinia spinosa (Mol.) Kuntze in conserved and deforested zones of the Atiquipa fog forest in Peru – Irene Cordero – Applied Soil Ecology

Abundance and diversity of ammonia-oxidizing archaea and bacteria in the rhizosphere soil of three plants in the Ebinur Lake wetland – Yuan He – Canadian Journal of Microbiology

Alphaproteobacteria fix nitrogen in a Sphagnum-dominated peat bog using molybdenum-dependent nitrogenase – Melissa J. Warren – bioRxiv

Water and extremophile microbiome

Quantifying the importance of the rare biosphere for microbial community response to organic pollutants in a freshwater ecosystem – Yuanqi Wang – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Comparison of Prokaryotic Diversity in Cold, Oligotrophic Remote Lakes of Chilean Patagonia – Paulina Aguayo – Current Microbiology

Plasmid DNA analysis of pristine groundwater microbial communities reveal extensive presence of metal resistance genes – Ankita Kothari – bioRxiv

Food microbiology

Characterization of microbial population of breba and main crops (Ficus carica) during cold storage: Influence of passive modified atmospheres (MAP) and antimicrobial extract application – María del Carmen Villalobos – Food Microbiology

Genetic diversity, safety and technological characterization of lactic acid bacteria isolated from artisanal Pico cheese – M. F. P. Domingos-Lopes – Food Microbiology

Probiotics/prebiotics

A proliferative probiotic Bifidobacterium strain in the gut ameliorates progression of metabolic disorders via microbiota modulation and acetate elevation – Ryo Aoki – Scientific Reports

More microbes

* Bioaerosol generation by raindrops on soil – Young Soo Joung – Nature Communications

Cooperation in carbon source degradation shapes spatial self-organization of microbial consortia on hydrated surfaces – Robin Tecon – Scientific Reports

Microbes in the news

The ‘Dark Matter’ of the Microbial World – Sarah Zhang – The Atlantic

Scientists Make Art From Objects Invisible to the Naked Eye – Marissa Fessenden – Smithsonian