January 20, 2018

Our Saturday digest has microbes associated with oesophageal region; sore throat; aphids, stingless bees; common carps, Italian cheeses and many more!

General microbiome

Bipartite network analysis of gene sharings in the microbial world – Eduardo Corel –

FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Is the impact of starvation on the gut microbiota specific or unspecific to anorexia nervosa? A narrative review based on a systematic literature search – Isabelle Mack – Current Neuropharmacology

Pregnancy and early life

Association between sn-2 fatty acid profiles of breast milk and development of the infant intestinal microbiome – Teimin Jiang – Food and Function

Multi-site human microbiome

The microbiology and treatment of human mastitis. – A Angelopoulou – Medical Microbiology and Immunology

Human respiratory microbiome

Initial acquisition and succession of the cystic fibrosis lung microbiome is associated with disease progression in infants and preschool children – Marianne S. Muhlebach – PLoS Pathogens

Analysis of the tonsillar microbiome in young adults with sore throat reveals a high relative abundance of Fusobacterium necrophorum with low diversity – T. Preskott Atkinson – PLoS One

Human gut microbiome

Diet Affects Gut Microbiota and Modulates Hospitalization Risk Differentially In an International Cirrhosis Cohort – JS Bajaj – Hepatology

Emerging Insights into the Esophageal Microbiome – M May – Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology

Analysis of gut microbiota diversity and auxiliary diagnosis as a biomarker in patients with schizophrenia: A cross-sectional study –  Y Shen – Schizophrenia Research

Animal experiments 

Colonization of the cervicovaginal space with Gardnerella vaginalis leads to local inflammation and cervical remodeling in pregnant mice – Luz-Jeannette Sierra – PLoS One

Kudingcha and Fuzhuan Brick Tea Prevent Obesity and Modulate Gut Microbiota in High-Fat Diet Fed Mice – Guijie Chen – Molecular Nutrition & Food Research

Sequential BMP7/TGF-β1 signaling and microbiota instruct mucosal Langerhans cell differentiation. – Tal Capucha – Journal of Experimental Medicine

A host-pathogen interaction screen identifies ada2 as a mediator of Candida glabrata defences against reactive oxygen species – I Kounatidis – bioRxiv

Animal microbiome 

A large-scale field study of bacterial communities in cereal aphid populations across Morocco – Samir Fakhour – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Common cuckoos (Cuculus canorus) affect the bacterial diversity of the eggshells of their great reed warbler (Acrocephalus arundinaceus) hosts  – Nikoletta Geltsch – PLoS One

Stingless Bee Larvae Require Fungal Steroid to Pupate. – Camila R. Paludo – Scientific Reports

Plant, root and soil microbiome

Succession of microbial communities and changes of incremental oil in a post-polymer flooded reservoir with nutrient stimulation – Peike Gao – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Draft Genome Sequence of Bacillus subtilis 2C-9B, a Strain with Biocontrol Potential against Chili Pepper Root Pathogens and Tolerance to Pb and Zn – Claudia Y. Muñoz-Moreno – Genome Announcements

Biotic elicitation of ginsenoside metabolism of mutant adventitious root culture in Panax ginseng – Kim-Cuong Le – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Streptomyces AcH 505 triggers production of a salicylic acid analogue in the fungal pathogen Heterobasidion abietinum that enhances infection of Norway spruce seedlings – Nadine Keilhofer – Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Seed Endophyte Microbiome of Crotalaria pumila Unpeeled: Identification of Plant-Beneficial Methylobacteria – AS Sánchez-López – International Journal of Molecular Sciences

Extreme rainfall affects assembly of the root-associated fungal community – CJ Barnes – The New Phytologist

Abrupt burial imparts persistent changes to the bacterial diversity of turbidite-associated sediment profiles. – BK Harrison – Geobiology

Review: Fungal-Mediated Solid Waste Management: A Review –  A Jain – Mycoremediation and Environmental Sustainability

The PEG-responding desiccome of the alder microsymbiont Frankia alni – K Ghedira – Scientific Reports

Composition of pelagic microbial communities in Mediterranean coastal aquatic ecosystems under extreme drought conditions – N Àvila –  Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science

Water microbiome and extremophile 

What color should glacier algae be? – Roman J dial – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Microbial Community Structure of Sea Spray Aerosols at Three California Beaches – Katherine Graham – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

The early conversion of deep-sea wood falls into chemosynthetic hotspots revealed by in situ monitoring – Dimitri Kalenitchenko – Scientific Reports

Microbial communities and their predicted metabolic functions in a desiccating acid salt lake – Elena Zaikova – Extremophiles

Protein adaptations in extremophiles: An insight into extremophilic connection of mycobacterial proteome – A Kumar – Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology

Built environment 

Composition and role of the attached and planktonic microbial communities in mesophilic and thermophilic xylose-fed microbial fuel cells – Paolo Dessi – RSC Advances

Food microbiology

Development and implementation of multilocus sequence typing to study the diversity of the yeast Kluyveromyces marxianus in Italian cheeses – Fabrizia Tittarelli – Microbial Genomics

Application of molecular tools to elucidate the microbiota of seafood – Paloma Almeida Rodrigues – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Review: Recent Past, Present, and Future of the Food Microbiome – Francesca De Filippis – Annual Review of Food Science and Technology

Extracellular Enzyme Composition and Functional Characteristics of Aspergillus niger An-76 Induced by Food Processing Byproducts and Based on Integrated Functional-omics – L Liu – Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Changes in microbial communities and quality attributes of white muscle and dark muscle from common carp (Cyprinus carpio) during chilled and freeze-chilled storage – Q Li – Food Microbiology

Phages and viruses

Comparative transcriptomics reveals a conserved Bacterial Adaptive Phage Response (BAPR) to viral predation – BG Blasdel – bioRxiv

Single-cell transcriptional dynamics of flavivirus infection – F Zanini – bioRxiv

Techniques

A distance-based approach for testing the mediation effect of the human microbiome – J Zhang – Bioinformatics

ReprDB and panDB: minimalist databases with maximal microbial representation – W Zhou – Microbiome

Diverse spatial organization of photosynthetic membranes among purple nonsulfur bacteria – B LaSarre – bioRxiv

Microbes in the news 

WEBINAR REVIEW: IMMUNO-ONCOLOGY AND THE MICROBIOME – Taconic

Scientists Peek Inside The ‘Black Box’ Of Soil Microbes To Learn Their Secrets – npr

Broadways Nursing Home: Legionella bacteria found in plumbing – BBC

Agros refuses Troodos water after coliform bacteria found – Cyprus Mail Online

Strange Weather Triggered Bacteria That Killed 200,000 Endangered Antelope – npr

Bacterial biofilm cellulose found to differ from plant cellulose – Phys.org

This is what happens to your gut when you go on a juice cleanse – Well and Good

New Course in Virus Hunting – SDSU NewsCenter

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January 19, 2018

Today’s digest features a review on gut microbial glycerol metabolism as a source of Acrolein, and an interesting article on the impact of climate cooling on ecosystem community structure and function in alpine soils. Happy reading!

 

Careers and Events

Research Fellow – National University of Singapore

Postdoctoral Fellow – Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Scientific Officer/Senior Scientific Officer – The Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute

Staff Clinician – National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Heart, Blood and Lung Institute (NHLBI)

Human respiratory microbiome

Initial acquisition and succession of the cystic fibrosis lung microbiome is associated with disease progression in infants and preschool children – Marianne S. Muhlebach – Plos Pathogens

Human skin microbiome

Association of Disease Severity With Skin Microbiome and Filaggrin Gene Mutations in Adult Atopic Dermatitis – Maja-Lisa Clausen – JAMA Dermatology

Human gut microbiome

Review : Genetic and microbiome influence on lipid metabolism and dyslipidemia – Maria Matey Hernandez – Physiological Genomics

Review : Bile acids in glucose metabolism in health and disease – Hagit Shapiro – Journal of Experimental Microbiology

*Review: Gut Microbial Glycerol Metabolism as an Endogenous Acrolein Source – Jianbo Zhang – mBio

Review: How does ‘metabolic surgery’ work its magic? New evidence for gut microbiota – Peck Bailey C.E – Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Obesity

Multi-omics differentially classify disease state and treatment outcome in pediatric Crohn’s disease – Gavin M. Douglas – Microbiome

Genetic risk, dysbiosis, and treatment stratification using host genome and gut microbiome in inflammatory bowel disease – Ahmed Moustafa – Clinical and translational gastroenterology

Animal experiments

Flaxseed-enriched diets change milk concentration of the antimicrobial danofloxacin in sheep – Jon Andoni Otero – BMC Veterinary Research

Colonization of the cervicovaginal space with Gardnerella vaginalis leads to local inflammation and cervical remodeling in pregnant mice – Luz-Jeannette Sierra – Plos One

Kudingcha and Fuzhuan Brick Tea Prevent Obesity and Modulate Gut Microbiota in High-Fat Diet Fed Mice – Guijie Chen – Molecular Nutrition and Food Research

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

*Alpine soil carbon is vulnerable to rapid microbial decomposition under climate cooling – Linwei Wu – ISME Journal

Cultivable fungi present in Antarctic soils: taxonomy, phylogeny, diversity, and bioprospecting of antiparasitic and herbicidal metabolites – Eldon C. Q. Gomes – Extremophiles

Clearcutting alters decomposition processes and initiates complex restructuring of fungal communities in soil and tree roots – Petr Kohout – The ISME Journal

A large-scale field study of bacterial communities in cereal aphid populations across Morocco – Samir Fakhour – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Microbial Mitigation-Exacerbation Continuum: A novel framework for microbiome effects on hosts in the face of stress – Aaron S. David – Ecology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Brief Report: Effects of grazing, phosphorus and light on the growth rates of major bacterioplankton taxa in the coastal NW Mediterranean – Olga Sánchez – Environmental Microbiology Reports

Development of a mediated whole cell-based electrochemical biosensor for joint toxicity assessment of multi-pollutants using a mixed microbial consortium – Guanyue Gao – Analytica Chimica Acta

The acute effects of erythromycin and oxytetracycline on enhanced biological phosphorus removal system: shift in bacterial community structure – Zhetai Hu – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Probiotics / prebiotics

Valorization of Brewer’s spent grain to prebiotic oligosaccharide: production, xylanase catalyzed hydrolysis, in-vitro evaluation with probiotic strains and in a batch human fecal fermentation model – Mursalin Sajib – Journal of Biotechnology

In vitro fermentation of gum acacia – impact on the faecal microbiota – Sehad Alarifi -International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition

A bioluminescent test system reveals valuable antioxidant properties of lactobacillus strains from human microbiota – Maria Marsova – World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Yeasts / Fungi

Review: Sequence-based classification and identification of Fungi – David Hibbett – Mycologia

Phages and viruses

Detection of bovine Deltapapillomavirus DNA in peripheral blood of healthy sheep (Ovis aries) – S. Roperto – Transboundary and Emerging Diseases

Metagenomics

In-depth resistome analysis by targeted metagenomics – Val F. Lanza – Microbiome

Metabolomics

Qualitative metabolomics profiling of serum and bile from dogs with gallbladder mucocele formation – Jody L. Gookin – Plos One

Bioinformatics

A distance-based approach for testing the mediation effect of the human microbiome -Jie Zhang – Bioinformatics

Anitha’s non-microbiology picks

NASA test proves pulsars can function as a celestial GPS

The dark side of light: how artificial lighting is harming the natural world

Ultrathin 2-D metals get their own periodic table

January 18, 2018

Today’s digest has quite a few reviews in “Human Gut Microbiome” section and quite interesting news: what killed Aztecs, the womb might not be sterile, while surfers might be spreading antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Check as well an interesting blog post on “How can academia kick its addiction to the impact factor?” and news about “Dimensions” – new science search engine. Dimensions not only indexes papers and their citations, but also – uniquely among scholarly databases – connects publications to their related grants, funding agencies, patents and clinical trials.

 

 

General microbiome

Conserved collateral susceptibility networks in diverse clinical strains of Escherichia coli – Nicole L Podnecky – bioRxiv

Interactions between species introduce spurious associations in microbiome studies – Rajita Menon – PLOS Computational Biology

Antimicrobial resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae carriage and infection in specialized geriatric care wards linked to acquisition in the referring hospital – Claire L Gorrie – Clinical Infectious Diseases

Microbiological and molecular characterization of thermophilic Streptomycesvariabilis with antimicrobial activity – Ramy Fikry – Journal of Basic and Environmental Sciences

Population level evidence for seasonality of the human microbiome – Christina Korownyk – Chronobiology International

Metagenomic analysis of microbial communities yields insight into impacts of nanoparticle design –  Jacob W. Metch – Nature Nanotechnology

Microbial Competition of Rhodotorula mucilaginosa UANL-001L and E. coli increase biosynthesis of Non-Toxic Exopolysaccharide with Applications as a Wide-Spectrum Antimicrobial – Augusto Vazquez-Rodriguez – Scientific Reports

Pregnancy and early life

Perturbations of the gut microbiome genes in infants with atopic dermatitis according to feeding type – Min-Jung Lee – Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Overweight and obesity status in pregnant women are related to intestinal microbiota and serum metabolic and inflammatory profiles – Noora Houttu – Clinical Nutrition

Human respiratory microbiome

Give me a sample of air and I will tell which species are found from your region – molecular identification of fungi from airborne spore samples – Nerea Abrego – Molecular Ecology Resources

Fungi stabilize connectivity in the lung and skin microbial ecosystems – Laura Tipton – BMC Microbiome

Oral microbiome

Microbiome associated with denture malodour – S Yitzhaki – Journal of Breath Research

High-resolution microbiome profiling uncovers Fusobacterium nucleatum, Lactobacillus gasseri/johnsonii, and Lactobacillus vaginalis associated to oral and oropharyngeal cancer in saliva from HPV positive and HPV negative patients treated with surgery and chemo-radiation – Rafael Guerrero-Preston – Oncotarget

Location-Specific Oral Microbiome Possesses Features Associated With CKD – Jianzhong Hu – Kidney International Reports

Oral microbiota reduce wound healing capacity of epithelial monolayers, irrespective of the presence of 5-fluorouracil – Eline Vanlancker – Experimental Biology and Medicine

An experimental study for rapid detection and quantification of endodontic microbiota following photo-activated disinfection via new multiplex real-time PCR assay – Maryam Pourhajibagher – Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy

Review: Genome analysis and clinical implications of the bacterial communities in early biofilm formation on dental implants restored with titanium or zirconia abutments –  Flávia Correa Raffaini – Biofueling

Human skin microbiome

Association of Disease Severity With Skin Microbiome and Filaggrin Gene Mutations in Adult Atopic Dermatitis – Maja-Lisa Clausen – JAMA Dermatology

Human nearly-sterile sites

The Microbiome and Neurologic Disease: Past and Future of a 2-Way Interaction – Javier Ochoa-Repáraz – Neurotherapeutics

Human gut microbiome

Mini Review: Beneficial actions of microbiota-derived tryptophan metabolites – J. J. Galligan – Neurogastroenterology & Motility

Review: Gut microbiome influences on anastomotic leak and recurrence rates following colorectal cancer surgery – S. Gaines – BJS

Review: Microbiota Signaling Pathways that Influence Neurologic Disease – Laura M. Cox – Neurotherapeutics

Review: How mass spectrometric approaches applied to bacterial identification have revolutionized the study of human gut microbiota – Grégory Dubourg – Expert Review of Proteomics

Concise Review: Gut microbiota and probiotics: novel immune system modulators in myasthenia gravis? – Elena Rinaldi – Annals of the New York Academy of Science

Research Highlights: Gut microbiota: Targeting of specific microbial species mitigates colitis – Hugh Thomas – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Research Highlights: Gut microbiota: Filling up on fibre for a healthy gut – Katrina Ray – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Stachyose Improves Inflammation Through Modulating Gut Microbiota of High-Fat Diet / Streptozotocin Induced Type 2 Diabetes in Rats – Guimei Liu – Molecular Nutrition & Food Research

Analysis of fecal microbiota in patients with functional constipation undergoing treatment with synbiotics – Lin Sheng Huang – European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases

The microbiota metabolite indole inhibits Salmonella virulence: Involvement of the PhoPQ two-component system – Nandita Kohli – PLOS

Metatranscriptome of human faecal microbial communities in a cohort of adult men – Galeb S. Abu-Ali – Nature Microbiology

Early-life gut microbial colonization shapes Th1/Th2 balance in asthma model in BALB/c mice – Li-Juan Qian –

Animal experiments

Impact of Trans-Fats on Heat-Shock Protein Expression and the Gut Microbiota Profile of Mice – Gessika Cristina Borges Castro Carvalho – Journal of Food Science

Animal microbiome 

The impact of depuration on mussel hepatopancreas bacteriome composition and predicted metagenome – J. A. Rubiolo – Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

The Sarda Sheep Host Fecal Proteome – Antonio Palomba – Proteomics

Interactions Between Parasites and the Bacterial Microbiota of Chickens – Rüdiger Hauck – Avian Diseases

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Cropping practices manipulate abundance patterns of root and soil microbiome members paving the way to smart farming – Kyle Hartman – BMS Microbiome

Saving seed microbiomes – Gabriele Berg – The ISME

Rice Crop Growth and Rhizospheric Microbial Dynamics in Heavy Metals Contaminated Inceptisol – Manoj Shrivastava – Water Quality Management

Cropping practices manipulate abundance patterns of root and soil microbiome members paving the way to smart farming – Kyle Hartman – BMC Microbiome

Water and extremophile microbiome

Diverse spatial organization of photosynthetic membranes among purple nonsulfur bacteria – Breah LaSarre – bioRxiv

Homologous recombination and transposon propagation shapes the population structure of an organism from the deep subsurface with minimal metabolism – Alexander J Probst – bioRxiv

Cultivation and genomics of the first freshwater SAR11 (LD12) isolate – Michael Winslow Henson -bioRxiv

Data Descriptor: The reconstruction of 2,631 draft metagenome-assembled genomes from the global oceans – Benjamin J. Tully – Scientific Data

Survey of sulfur-oxidizing bacterial community in the Pearl River water using soxB, sqr, and dsrA as molecular biomarkers – Jianfei Luo – 3 Biotech

Cultivable fungi present in Antarctic soils: taxonomy, phylogeny, diversity, and bioprospecting of antiparasitic and herbicidal metabolites – Eldon C. Q. Gomes – Extremophiles

Taxonomical Resolution and Distribution of Bacterioplankton Along the Vertical Gradient Reveals Pronounced Spatiotemporal Patterns in Contrasted Temperate Freshwater Lakes – J. Keshri – Microbial Ecology

Coral physiology and microbiome dynamics under combined warming and ocean acidification – Andréa G. Grottoli – PLOS

Crenothrix are major methane consumers in stratified lakes – Kirsten Oswald – The ISME

 

Food microbiology

Review: Modern perspectives on the health benefits of kefir in next generation sequencing era: improvement of the host gut microbiota – Dong-Hyeon Kim –  Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition

Probiotics / prebiotics

Lactobacillus acidophilus Improves Intestinal Inflammation in an Acute Colitis Mouse Model by Regulation of Th17 and Treg Cell Balance and Fibrosis Development – Park Jin-Sil – Journal of Medicinal Food

Phages and viruses

Interferons: Reprogramming the Metabolic Network against Viral Infection – Kavita Raniga  – Viruses

Bioinformatics

FastViromeExplorer: a pipeline for virus and phage identification and abundance profiling in metagenomics data – Saima Sultana Tithi – PeerJ

VirFinder: a novel k-mer based tool for identifying viral sequences from assembled metagenomic data – Jie Ren – BMC Microbiome

Techniques

In-depth resistome analysis by targeted metagenomics – Val F. Lanza – BMC Microbiome

Microbes in the news

500 years later, scientists discover what probably killed the Aztecs

Could baby’s first bacteria take root before birth?

Robotic baby helps researchers understand how biological dust develops immunity in crawling babies

Surfers May Be Spreading Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria From Swallowing Poop-Laced Water

Microbes and Art

Artist Hunter Cole Presents Exhibit Featuring Photos of Bacteria That Create Their Own Light

Science, publishing, and career 

Science search engine links papers to grants and patents

How can academia kick its addiction to the impact factor?

 

January 17, 2018

In today’s digest, a review of the skin microbiome and a brilliant article on role of microbes in plant speciation. Lastly, the microbiome of the ever impressive water bear.

General Microbiome

Editorial: Special Issue on ‘Microbe-host interactions’.Hammerschmidt S. FEBS Letters.

Review: The stress concept in gastroenterology: from Selye to today.Elsenbruch S. F1000 Research

Review:Role of human microbiome and selected bacterial infections in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis. Roszyk E. Reumatologia

Gut Microbiome

Review: Non-digestible carbohydrates in infant formula as substitution for human milk oligosaccharide functions: Effects on microbiota and gut maturation.Akkerman R. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition

Review: Diet, Gut Microbiota, and Colorectal Cancer Prevention: A Review of Potential Mechanisms and Promising Targets for Future Research.Song M. Current Colorectal Cancer Reports

Skin Microbiome

Review: The human skin microbiome. Byrd AL. Nature Reviews Microbiology

Anal Microbiome

Is there a link between aging and microbiome diversity in exceptional mammalian longevity? Hughes GM. PeerJ

Plant, Soil, and Water Microbiome

Out of sight, but no longer out of mind – towards an increased recognition of the role of soil microbes in plant speciation.Geml J. New Phytologist.

Investigating the Microbial Degradation Potential in Oil Sands Fluid Fine Tailings Using Gamma Irradiation: A Metagenomic Perspective.VanMensel D. Microbial Ecology

Animan Experiments and Microbiome

The Microbial Community of Tardigrades: Environmental Influence and Species Specificity of Microbiome Structure and Composition.Vecchi M, Newton ILG, Cesari M. Microbial Ecology

Peracetic acid disinfection kinetics for combined sewer overflows: indicator organisms, antibiotic resistance genes, and microbial community.Eramo A. Environmental Science: Water Research and Technology

Protocol

Oral Microbiome Characterization in Murine Models. Abusleme L. Bio-protocol

Microbes in the NEWS

Can Probiotics Improve the Gut Flora and Reduce Complications after Surgery?

-Medical News Bulletin

 

January 15, 2018

Today’s digest is full of great papers, including new methods of detection and quantificaion of HGT in anoxic conditions, and a brilliant paper on root-rhizosphere interactome.

General Microbiome

Impact of the start-up process on the microbial communities in biocathodes for electrosynthesis. Mateos, R. Bioelectrochemistry.

Gut Microbiome

Dietary Factors Modulate Colonic Tumorigenesis Through the Interaction of Gut Microbiota and Host Chloride Channels. Zhang Y. Molecular Nutrition Food Research

Metagenomic and metabolomic analyses unveil dysbiosis of gut microbiota in chronic heart failure patients. Cui, X. Scientific Reports

Nasal Microbiome

An insight into intestinal mucosal microbiota disruption after stroke.Stanley,D. Scientific Reports

Influence of pig farming on the human’s nasal microbiota: The key role of the airborne microbial communities. Kraemer, JG. Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Fecal Microbiome

Letters to Editor: Sucrase-isomaltase 15Phe IBS risk variant in relation to dietary carbohydrates and faecal microbiota composition. Thingholm L. Gut

Plant, Soil, and Water Microbiome

Soil contamination alters the willow root and rhizosphere metatranscriptome and the root-rhizosphere interactome. Yergeau, E. The ISME Journal

Indoor Microbiome

Microbiomes in Dishwashers: Analysis of the microbial diversity and putative opportunistic pathogens in dishwasher biofilm communities.Raghupathi, PK. Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Resitome

Characteristics of ARG-carrying plasmidome in the cultivable microbial community from wastewater treatment system under high oxytetracycline concentration. Shi, Y. Applied Microbioloby and Biotechnology

Animan Experiments and Microbiome

Characterizing the bacterial microbiota in different gastrointestinal tract segments of the Bactrian camel. He, J. Scientific Reports

Effect of atorvastatin on the gut microbiota of high fat diet-induced hypercholesterolemic rats. Khan, TJ. Scientific Reports

Protocol/Techniques

Fluorescence recovery allows the implementation of a fluorescence reporter gene platform applicable for the detection and quantification of horizontal gene transfer in anoxic environments. Pinilla, R. Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Microbiome Jobs

Part-Time Microbiology Laboratory Technician

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January 14, 2018

Today’s digest features brilliant ‘Letters to the Editors’ articles in response to recently published works, and concise microbiome reviews. Lastly, an improved method for assembly of functional metagenomes.

Gut Microbiome

Letters to the Editor: Navigating the Microbiota Seas: Triangulation Finds a Way Forward. Rosen, CE. Cell Host & Microbe.

Perturbations of the gut microbiome genes in infants with atopic dermatitis according to feeding type. Lee, M-J. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Insect Microbiome

REVIEW: Functional roles and metabolic niches in the honey bee gut microbiota. Bonilla-Rosso, G. Current Opinion in Microbiology

Letters to the Editor: Insect Gut Microbiota: Accessories to the Bite. Aksoy, S. Cell Host & Microbe

Animal Experiments and Microbiome

Characterisation of the intestinal microbial communities of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) fed with Hermetia illucens (black soldier fly) partially defatted larva meal as partial dietary protein source. Bruni, L. Aquaculture

REVIEW: Gastrointestinal tract (gut) health in the young pig. Pluske, JR. Animal Nutrition

Plant, soil, and water Microbiome

Deciphering the bacterial and fungal communities in clubroot-affected cabbage rhizosphere treated with Bacillus Subtilis XF-1. Liu, C. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment

REVIEW:Rhizospheric microorganisms as a solution for the recovery of soils contaminated by petroleum: A review. Janzen dos Santos, J. Journal of Environmental Management.

Food Microbiome

Different temperatures select distinctive acetic acid bacteria species and promotes organic acids production during Kombucha tea fermentation. De Filippis. Food Microbiology

Techniques/Protocol

REVIEW: Fluorescence activated cell-sorting principles and applications in microalgal biotechnology. Pereira, H. Algal Research

A-GAME: improving the assembly of pooled functional metagenomics sequence data. Chiara, M. BMC Genomics

Microbes in the News

Research Says Exercise Also Improves Your Gut Bacteria

-Healthline

January 13, 2018

100+ alerts, meaning great papers in every category. Enjoy!

General microbiome
ReviewSphingolipids in host-microbial interactions – Stacey L Heaver – Current Opinion In Microbiology

EditorialThe Human Microbiome – Emily P Balskus – ACS Infectious Diseases

ReviewEmergent Heterogeneous Micro-environments in Biofilms:Substratum Surface Heterogeneity and Bacterial Adhesion Force-sensing – Yijin Ren – Fems Microbiology Reviews

Pregnancy and early life
Maturation of the gut microbiome and risk of asthma in childhood – Jakob Stokholm – Nature Communications

Haemophilus is overrepresented in the nasopharynx of infants hospitalized with RSV infection and associated with increased viral load and enhanced mucosal CXCL8 responses – Thomas H A Ederveen – Microbiome

Fetal and early life antibiotics exposure and very early onset inflammatory bowel disease: a population-based study – Anne K Örtqvist – Gut

Review: Early Microbes Modify Immune System Development and Metabolic Homeostasis-The “Restaurant” Hypothesis Revisited – Michael J Nash – Frontiers In Endocrinology

Human respiratory microbiome
Genomics of Corynebacterium striatum, an emerging multi-drug resistant pathogen of immunocompromised patients – Kathleen Nudel – Clinical Microbiology And Infection

Human skin microbiome
Transcriptomic profiling of interacting nasal staphylococci species reveals global changes in gene and non-coding RNA expression – Grith M M Hermansen – Fems Microbiology Letters

Human oral microbiome
Association of Oral Microbiome With Risk for Incident Head and Neck Squamous Cell Cancer – Richard B Hayes – JAMA Oncology

Composition of salivary microbiota in elderly subjects – Taiji Ogawa – Scientific Reports

Human gut microbiome
CX3CR1+ mononuclear phagocytes control immunity to intestinal fungi – Irina Leonardi – Science (New York, N.Y.)

Antagonism toward the intestinal microbiota and its effect on Vibrio cholerae virulence. – Wenjing Zhao – Science (New York, N.Y.)

Evaluation of bloodstream infections, Clostridium difficile infections, and gut microbiota in pediatric oncology patients – Bryan T. Nycz – PLoS One

Antibiotic Treatments for Clostridium difficile Infection Are Associated with Distinct Bacterial and Fungal Community Structures – Regina Lamendella – mSphere

Alterations of the gut microbiota in Hashimoto’s thyroiditis patients – Fuya Zhao – Thyroid : Official Journal Of The American Thyroid Association

Structural insights into a family 39 glycoside hydrolase from the gut symbiont Bacteroides cellulosilyticus WH2 – Ahmad Ali-Ahmad – Journal Of Structural Biology

Review: Gut Microbiota Dysbiosis Drives and Implies Novel Therapeutic Strategies for Diabetes Mellitus and Related Metabolic Diseases – Xuan Li – Frontiers In Immunology

ReviewPathogens, microbiome and the host: emergence of the ecological Koch’s postulates – Pascale Vonaesch – FEMS Microbiology Reviews

ReviewBiochemistry of Complex Glycan Depolymerisation by the Human Gut Microbiota – Didier Ndeh – FEMS Microbiology Reviews

Review: Segmented filamentous bacteria, Th17 inducers and helpers in a hostile world – Pamela Schnupf – Current Opinion In Microbiology

Microbial Ecology
Simulation of Escherichia coli Dynamics in Biofilms and Submerged Colonies with an Individual-Based Model Including Metabolic Network Information – Ignace L M M Tack – Frontiers In Microbiology

Initial evenness determines diversity and cell density dynamics in synthetic microbial ecosystems – Elham Ehsani – Scientific Reports

Pan-genome analysis of the genus Finegoldia identifies two distinct clades, strain-specific heterogeneity, and putative virulence factors – Holger Brüggemann – Scientific Reports

Specifying the Harsh Conditions of Life: Resource Competition and Predation in the 1970s – Alita R. Burmeister – The American Naturalist

Animal experiments
Maternal metabolic, immune, and microbial systems in late pregnancy vary with malnutrition in mice – Kristin L Connor – Biology of Reproduction

Fecal Microbiota Transplantation, Commensal Escherichia coli and Lactobacillus johnsonii Strains Differentially Restore Intestinal and Systemic Adaptive Immune Cell Populations Following Broad-spectrum Antibiotic Treatment – Ira Ekmekciu – Frontiers In Microbiology

Impacts of feeding preweaned calves milk containing drug residues on the functional profile of the fecal microbiota – Richard Van Vleck Pereira – Scientific Reports

Gama-aminobutyric Acid Enriched Rice Bran Diet Attenuates Insulin Resistance and Balances Energy Expenditure via Modification of Gut Microbiota and SCFAs – Xu Si – Journal Of Agricultural And Food Chemistry

Proton Pump Inhibitors Increase the Susceptibility of Mice to Oral Infection with Enteropathogenic Bacteria – Eiichiro Yasutomi – Digestive Diseases And Sciences

Rhubarb supplementation promotes intestinal mucosal innate immune homeostasis through modulating intestinal epithelial microbiota in goat kids – Jinzhen Jiao – Journal Of Agricultural And Food Chemistry

Impact of dietary induced precocious gut maturation on cecal microbiota and its relation to the blood-brain barrier during the postnatal period in rats – N Marungruang – Neurogastroenterology And Motility : The Official Journal Of The European Gastrointestinal Motility Society

Exercise Prevents Enhanced Postoperative Neuroinflammation and Cognitive Decline and Rectifies the Gut Microbiome in a Rat Model of Metabolic Syndrome – Xiaomei Feng – Frontiers In Immunology

Rifampicin treatment of Blattella germanica evidences a fecal transmission route of their gut microbiota – Tania Rosas – Fems Microbiology Ecology

Gut Flora-Dependent Metabolite Trimethylamine-N-oxide Accelerates Endothelial Cell Senescence and Vascular Aging through Oxidative Stress – Yilang Ke – Free Radical Biology & Medicine

Nanocomposite of Half-Fin Anchovy Hydrolysates/Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles Exhibits Actual Non-Toxicity and Regulates Intestinal Microbiota, Short-Chain Fatty Acids Production and Oxidative Status in Mice – Ru Song – Marine Drugs

Animal microbiome
Is there a link between aging and microbiome diversity in exceptional mammalian longevity? – Graham M. Hughes – PeerJ (Specifically, bats or Myotis myotis)

Gut Microbes Egested during Bites of Infected Sand Flies Augment Severity of Leishmaniasis via Inflammasome-Derived IL-1β – Ranadhir Dey – Cell Host & Microbe

The Sarda Sheep Host Fecal Proteome – Antonio Palomba – Proteomics

Host Specificity for Bacterial, Archaeal and Fungal Communities Determined for High- and Low-Microbial Abundance Sponge Species in Two Genera – Maryam Chaib De Mares – Frontiers In Microbiology (from December 2017)

Comparative Metagenomics of Cellulose- and Poplar Hydrolysate-Degrading Microcosms from Gut Microflora of the Canadian Beaver (Castor canadensis) and North American Moose (Alces americanus) after Long-Term Enrichment. – Mabel T Wong – Frontiers In Microbiology (from December 2017)

Regular Wounding in a Natural System: Bacteria Associated With Reproductive Organs of Bedbugs and Their Quorum Sensing Abilities – Oliver Otti – Frontiers In Immunology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome
Forest conversion induces seasonal variation in microbial β-diversity – Shengen Liu – Environmental Microbiology

Specificity in Arabidopsis thaliana recruitment of root fungal communities from soil and rhizosphere – Hector Urbina – Fungal Biology

Different impacts of manure and chemical fertilizers on bacterial community structure and antibiotic resistance genes in arable soils – Peng Liu – Chemosphere

Intra-species variation in a widely distributed tree species regulates the responses of soil microbiome to different temperature regimes – Cui-Jing Zhang – Environmental Microbiology Reports

Positive diversity-functioning relationships in model communities of methanotrophic bacteria – Elvira Schnyder – Ecology

Plant Phylogeny and Life History Shape Rhizosphere Bacterial Microbiome of Summer Annuals in an Agricultural Field – Bryan D. Emmett – Frontiers in Microbiology (from December 2017)

Soil microbial communities and enzyme activities in sea-buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) plantation at different ages – Miao Yang – Plos One

The genome and microbiome of a dikaryotic fungus (Inocybe terrigena, Inocybaceae) revealed by metagenomics – Mohammad Bahram – Environmental Microbiology Reports

Ecological mechanisms underlying soil bacterial responses to rainfall along a steep natural precipitation gradient – Bonnie Waring – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

ReviewCurrent Insights into the Role of Rhizosphere Bacteria in Disease Suppressive Soils – Ruth Gómez Expósito – Frontiers in Microbiology (from December 2017)

Water and extremophile microbiome
Microbially mediated aluminosilicate formation in acidic anaerobic environments: A cell-scale chemical perspective – J. Sánchez-España – GeoBiology

Responses of Periphyton to Fe2O3 Nanoparticles: A Physiological and Ecological Basis for Defending Nanotoxicity – Jun Tang – Environmental Science & Technology

Variations in bacterial and archaeal communities along depth profiles of Alaskan soil cores – Binu Mani Tripathi – Scientific Reports

Microbiological and Geochemical Survey of CO2-Dominated Mofette and Mineral Waters of the Cheb Basin, Czech Republic – Patryk Krauze – Frontiers In Microbiology

In Situ Field Sequencing and Life Detection in Remote (79°26’N) Canadian High Arctic Permafrost Ice Wedge Microbial Communities – J Goordial – Frontiers In Microbiology (from December 2017)

Built environment
Diversity of Microbial Communities and Quantitative Chemodiversity in Layers of Marine Sediment Cores from a Causeway (Kaichu-Doro) in Okinawa Island, Japan – Taha Soliman – Frontiers In Microbiology

Microbial Contamination on Touch Surfaces in Sick- and Well-Child Waiting Rooms in Pediatric Outpatient Facilities – Irina Gudakova – The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal

Biostimulation and bioaugmentation of native microbial community accelerated bioremediation of oil refinery sludge – Ajoy Roy – Bioresource Technology

Temporal variation in bacterial and methanogenic communities of three full-scale anaerobic digesters treating swine wastewater – Gyuseong Han – Environmental Science And Pollution Research International

Microbial community of a gasworks aquifer and identification of nitrate-reducing Azoarcus and Georgfuchsia as key players in BTEX degradation – Martin Sperfeld – Water Research

Review: Microbiome analysis and -omics studies of microbial denitrification processes in wastewater treatment: recent advances – Lili Miao – Science China. Life Sciences

Food microbiology
Absorption and Metabolism of Phenolics from Digests of Polyphenol-Rich Potato Extracts Using the Caco-2/HepG2 Co-Culture System – Shima Sadeghi Ekbatan – Foods (Basel, Switzerland)

Effects of polysaccharides from purple sweet potatoes on immune response and gut microbiota composition in normal and cyclophosphamide treated mice – Chao Tang – Food & Function

A Combined LC-MS Metabolomics- and 16S rRNA Sequencing Platform to Assess Interactions between Herbal Medicinal Products and Human Gut Bacteria in Vitro: a Pilot Study on Willow Bark Extract – Eva-Maria Pferschy-Wenzig – Frontiers In Pharmacology

Review: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases and Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides, and Polyols: An Overview – Sandra Maria Barbalho – Journal Of Medicinal Food

Probiotics / prebiotics / antibiotics
The antimicrobial peptide SAAP-148 combats drug-resistant bacteria and biofilms – Anna de Breij – Science Translational Medicine

Low amounts of dietary fibre increase in vitro production of short-chain fatty acids without changing human colonic microbiota structure – Daisuke Sasaki – Scientific Reports

Single Cell Observations Show Persister Cells Wake Based on Ribosome Content – Jun-Seob Kim – bioRxiv

Evidence for PMAT- and OCT-like biogenic amine transporters in a probiotic strain of Lactobacillus: Implications for interkingdom communication within the microbiota-gut-brain axis. – Mark Lyte – Plos One

Phages and viruses
Metagenomic Virome Analysis of Culex Mosquitoes from Kenya and China. – Evans Atoni – Viruses

Virus Dynamics Are Influenced by Season, Tides and Advective Transport in Intertidal, Permeable Sediments – Verona Vandieken – Frontiers In Microbiology

Influenza A virus infection impacts systemic microbiota dynamics and causes quantitative enteric dysbiosis – Soner Yildiz – Microbiome

Genome Announcements
Draft Genome Sequence of Megamonas funiformis Strain Marseille-P3344, Isolated from a Human Fecal Microbiota. – Mossaab Maaloum – Genome Announcements

Draft Genome Sequences of Bifidobacterium Strains N4G05 and N5G01, Isolated from the Human Vaginal Microbiome. – Aline C Freitas – Genome Announcements

Lactomassilus timonensis,’ a new anaerobic bacterial species isolated from the milk of a healthy African mother – A H Togo – New Microbes And New Infections

Microbes in the news
AGA enrolls 1st patient into largest planned fecal microbiota transplantation study – Eric Oliver – GI & Endoscopy

Will This Swallowable Sensor Replace Colonoscopies? – Bob Curley – HealthLine

**A Patient’s Journey: Taming the Glucose Monster – Howard Wolinsky – MedPage Today**

Microbes on the market
CoreBiome Bolsters Its Board of Directors with the Addition of Daniel Pomp, Ph.D. – BusinessWire

Curetis and MGI Advance Strategic Partnership in NGS-Based Molecular Microbiology – BioSpace

Science, publishing, and career
“Available upon request”: not good enough for microbiome data! – Morgan G I Langille – Microbiome

Tiffany’s non-microbiology picks
Chemists go green to make better blue jeans – Nature
I did not know demin was so dirty until I heard about Everlane’ new jeans – and now there are new method to make them!