April 28, 2019

Human Gut and General Microbiome

Review: Stereotypes About Enterotype: the Old and New Ideas – Mingyue Cheng – Genomics, Proteomics & Bioinformatics

Review: Gut Microbiota Regulation of T Cells During Inflammation and Autoimmunity – Eric M. Brown –  Annual Review of Immunology

Review: The Microbiome and Food Allergy – Onyinye I. Iweala – Annual Review of Immunology

Review: An Updated Review of Clostridium difficile Treatment in Pediatrics – Christopher T. Campbel –  The Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Review: Pediatric inflammatory bowel disease: continuous lessons for adult inflammatory bowel disease – Shahzad Ahmed – Current Opinion in Gastroenterology

Review: Intestinal Microbiota in Cardiovascular Health and Disease: JACC State-of-the-Art Review – W.H. Wilson Tang – Journal of the American College of Cardiology

Review: The role of the gut microbiome in sex differences in arterial pressure – Anna L. Beale – Biology of Sex Differences

Review: Precision Nutrition and the Microbiome, Part I: Current State of the Science – Susan Mills – Nutrients

Review: Impact of bariatric surgery on type 2 diabetes: contribution of inflammation and gut microbiome? – Jean Debédat – Seminars in Immunopathology

Review: The Gut Microbiota-Host Partnership as a Potential Driver of Kawasaki Syndrome – Susanna Esposito – Frontiers in Pediatrics

Review: A Review of Mixed Strain Clostridium difficile Colonization and Infection – Pete Dayananda – Frontiers in Microbiology

Review: Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth in Patients With Cirrhosis – Gaurav Ghosh – Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology

Perspective: Effect of Metformin on Antipsychotic-Induced Metabolic Dysfunction: The Potential Role of Gut-Brain Axis – Chao Luo –  Frontiers in Pharmacology

Antibiotic Treatment Drives the Diversification of the Human Gut Resistome – Jun Li – Genomics, Proteomics & Bioinformatics

Contribution of Non-immune Cells to Activation and Modulation of the Intestinal Inflammation – Renata Curciarello – Frontiers in Immunology

Environmental DNA metabarcoding to detect pathogenic Leptospira and associated organisms in leptospirosis-endemic areas of Japan – Yukuto Sato – Scientific Reports

The short-chain fatty acid propionate increases glucagon and FABP4 production, impairing insulin action in mice and humans – Amir Tirosh – Science Translational Medicine

 

Cancer and Microbiome

The diversity of gut microbiome is associated with favorable responses to anti-PD-1 immunotherapy in Chinese non-small cell lung cancer patients – Yueping Jin – Journal of Thoracic Oncology

Gut Microbiota as a Positive Potential Therapeutic Factor in Carcinogenesis: an Overview of Microbiota-Targeted Therapy – Farahnaz Joukar – Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer

Detection of Fusobacterium nucleatum in stool and colonic tissues from Norwegian colorectal cancer patients – Hege Smith Tunsjø – European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases

 

Oral Microbiome

Gender-Specific Associations Between Saliva Microbiota and Body Size  – Sajan C. Raju – Frontiers in Microbiology

Chemotherapy-induced oral mucositis is associated with detrimental bacterial dysbiosis – Bo-Young Hong – Microbiome

 

Respiratory Tract Microbiome

The airway microbiota in children newly diagnosed with bronchiectasis largely retains its diversity – Naveen Pillarisetti – European Respiratory Journal

Performance of the Biomark HD real-time qPCR System (Fluidigm) for the detection of nasopharyngeal bacterial pathogens and Streptococcus pneumoniae typing – Courtney P. Olwagen – Scientific Reports

 

Mother and Child Microbiome

Systematic Review: Repertoire of human breast and milk microbiota: a systematic review – Amadou Togo – Future Medicine

Variation of cultured skin microbiota in mothers and their infants during the first year postpartum – Georgios Gaitanis – Pediatric Dermatology

 

Correlation of Gut Microbiome Between ASD Children and Mothers and Potential Biomarkers for Risk Assessment – Ning Li – Genomics, Proteomics & Bioinformatics

 

Reproductive tract Microbiome

Impact of reproductive aging on the vaginal microbiome and soluble immune mediators in women living with and at-risk for HIV infection – Kerry Murphy – PLoS ONE

The Vaginal and Urinary Microbiomes in Premenopausal Women With Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome as Compared to Unaffected Controls: A Pilot Cross-Sectional Study – Kate V. Meriwether – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

Microorganisms in the healthy upper reproductive tract: from denial to beneficial assignments for reproductive biology – Rebekka Einenkel – Reproductive Biology

 

Animal Microbiome

Structural shifts in the intestinal microbiota of rats treated with cyclosporine A after orthotropic liver transplantation – Junjun Jia – Frontiers of Medicine

Composition, diversity and function of gastrointestinal microbiota in wild red-billed choughs (Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax) – Wen Wang – International Microbiology

Antibiotics-induced perturbations in gut microbial diversity influence metabolic phenotypes in a murine model of high-fat diet-induced obesity – Dongmin Liu – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Rumen fermentation, intramuscular fat fatty acid profiles and related rumen bacterial populations of Holstein bulls fed diets with different energy levels – Haibo Wang – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

The Gut Microbiome on a Periodized Low-Protein Diet Is Associated With Improved Metabolic Health – Zhencheng Li – Frontiers in Microbiology

Human activity can influence the gut microbiota of Darwin’s finches in the Galapagos Islands – Sarah A. Knutie – Molecular Ecology

Diversity and composition of the gut microbiota of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) farmed in Irish waters – Colin Fogarty – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Metagenomic analysis revealed beneficial effects of probiotics in improving the composition and function of the gut microbiota in dogs with diarrhoea – Haiyan Xu – Food & Nutrition

Microbiome analysis of Ixodes scapularis ticks from New York and Connecticut – Rafal Tokarz – Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases

Human gut microbiota transferred to germ-free NOD mice modulate the progression towards type 1 diabetes regardless of the pace of beta cell function loss in the donor – Vit Neuman – Diabetologia

Gut microbiome composition of wild western lowland gorillas is associated with individual age and sex factors – Barbora Pafčo – American Journal of Physical Anthropology

The bumble bee microbiome increases survival of bees exposed to selenate toxicity – Jason A. Rothman – Environmental Microbiology

Effect of probiotic supplementation on seizure activity and cognitive performance in PTZ-induced chemical kindling – Samaneh Bagheri – Epilepsy and Behavior

Inulin Can Alleviate Metabolism Disorders in ob/ob Mice by Partially Restoring Leptin-Related Pathways Mediated by Gut Microbiota – Xiaofeng Song – Genomics, Proteomics & Bioinformatics

Supplementation with compound polysaccharides contributes to the development and metabolic activity of young rat intestinal microbiota – Mengxia Wang – Food & Nutrition

A Risky Business? Habitat and Social Behavior Impact Skin and Gut Microbiomes in Caribbean Cleaning Gobies – Raquel Xavier – Frontiers in Microbiology

Ovarian progesterone suppresses depression and anxiety-like behaviors by increasing the Lactobacillus population of gut microbiota in ovariectomized mice – Watcharin N.Sovijit – Neuroscience Research

 

Beneficial Microbes and Compounds

Meta-analysis: Probiotics improve glucose and lipid metabolism in pregnant women: a meta-analysis – Man-Man Han – Annals of Translational Medicine

Probiotic Bifidobacterium lactis V9 Regulates the Secretion of Sex Hormones in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Patients through the Gut-Brain Axis – Jiachao Zhang – mSystem

Major Traditional Probiotics: Comparative Genomic Analyses and Roles in Gut Microbiome of Eight Cohorts – Guangwen Luo – Frontiers in Microbiology

The beneficial effects of purple yam (Dioscorea alata L.) resistant starch on hyperlipidemia in high-fat-fed hamsters – Tao Li – Food & Nutrition

Restoration of Bacterial Microbiome Composition and Diversity Among Treatment Responders in a Phase 2 Trial of RBX2660: An Investigational Microbiome Restoration Therapeutic – Ken F Blount – Open Forum Infectious Diseases

Lactobacillus reuteri DSM 17938 – A comparative study on the effect of probiotics and lysates on human skin – I. Khmaladze – Experimental Dermatology

 

Plant and Soil Microbiome

Nodulation induces systemic resistance of Medicago truncatula and Pisum sativum against Erysiphe pisi and primes for powdery mildew-triggered salicylic acid accumulation – Lara Smigielski – IS-MPMI

Land Use and Seasonal Effects on the Soil Microbiome of a Brazilian Dry Forest – Gileno V. Lacerda-Júnior – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbial Diversity in the Edible Gall on White Bamboo Formed by the Interaction between Ustilago esculenta and Zizania latifolia – Zhihao Tu – Current Microbiology

Species-specific response of the soil collembolan gut microbiome and resistome to soil oxytetracycline pollution – Qi Zhang – Science of The Total Environment

 

Food Microbiome

Gamma Irradiation Influences the Survival and Regrowth of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria and Antibiotic-Resistance Genes on Romaine Lettuce – Vaishali Dharmarha – Frontiers in Microbiology

 

Bioinformatics

How Microbes Shape Their Communities? A Microbial Community Model Based on Functional Genes – Xiaoqing Jiang – Genomics, Proteomics & Bioinformatics

Phy-PMRFI: Phylogeny-aware Prediction of Metagenomic Functions using Random Forest Feature Importance – Jyotsna Talreja Wassan – IEEE Transactions on NanoBioscience

 

Other

Flood Season Microbiota from the Amazon Basin Lakes: Analysis with Metagenome Sequencing – Célio Dias Santos Júnior – Microbiology Resource Announcements

Genome-resolved metagenomics of an autotrophic thiocyanate-remediating microbial bioreactor consortium – Mathew P. Watts – Water Research

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April 15, 2019

Today’s Monday morning digest covers reviews on different aspects of human microbiome, interesting articles about effects of early life treatments in rodents and news updates on market prediction of microbiome sequencing and therapeutics.

General microbiome

Current understanding of the human microbiome – Jack A Gilbert – Nature Communications

The Importance of the Microbiome in Bariatric Surgery: a Systematic Review – Josianne C. H. B. M. Luijten – Obesity surgery

A potential role for the gut microbiome in substance use disorders – Katherine R. Meckel – Psychopharmacology

The power of small changes: Comprehensive analyses of microbial dysbiosis in breast cancer – Sheetal Parida -Biochimica et Biophysica Acta

The lung microbiome and transplantation –  Alicia B. Mitchell – Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation

Human gut microbiome

Encrustations on ureteral stents from patients without urinary tract infection reveal distinct urotypes and a low bacterial load – Matthias T. Buhmann – Microbiome

Overuse of anti‐anaerobic drug is associated with poor post‐chemotherapy prognosis of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma – Noriho Lida – International Journal of Cancer

Antibiotic-induced shifts in fecal microbiota density and composition during hematopoietic stem cell transplantation – Sejal Morjaria – BioRxiv

Surveillance-embedded genomic outbreak resolution of methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus in a neonatal intensive care unit – AJH Cremers – BioRxiv

Animal experiments

Antidepressants affect gut microbiota and Ruminococcus flavefaciens is able to abolish their effects on depressive-like behavior – Iva Lukić – Translational Psychiatry

Early life stress induces type 2 diabetes-like features in ageing mice – Hanna Ilchmann-Diounou – Brain, Behavior and Immunity

Early-life vancomycin treatment promotes airway inflammation and impairs microbiome homeostasis – Xin Yang – Aging

Early-life stress, microbiota, and brain development: probiotics reverse the effects of maternal separation on neural circuits underpinning fear expression and extinction in infant rats – Caitlin S.M. Cowan – Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

Commensal Escherichia coli aggravates acute necrotizing pancreatitis through targeting intestinal epithelial cells – Junyuan Zheng – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Host-Microbiome Synergistic Control on Sphingolipid Metabolism by Mechanotransduction in Model Arthritis – Xiaoyuan Zhou – Biomolecules

Plant, root, soil microbiome

Bacterial community diversity associated with the severity of bacterial wilt disease in tomato fields in south-east China – Xuefang Zheng – Canadian Journal of Microbiology

Bacterial disease induced changes in fungal communities of olive tree twigs depend on host genotype – Teresa Gomes – Scientific Reports

Co‐inoculation of Bacillus spp. and Pseudomonas putida at different development stages acts as a biostimulant to promote growth, yield and nutrient uptake of tomato – Yanhui He – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Water microbiome and extremophiles

Extant microbial communities in the partially desiccated Rincon de Parangueo maar crater lake in Mexico – Janet Sánchez-Sánchez – Fems Microbiology Ecology

Novosphingobium meiothermophilum sp. nov., isolated from a hot spring – Wen-Dong Xian – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Built Environment

Impacts of Indoor Surface Finishes on Bacterial Viability – Jinglin Hu – Indoor air

Probiotics

Probiotics: If It Does Not Help It Does Not Do Any Harm. Really? – Aaron Lerner – Microorganisms

Effects of Lactobacillus plantarum PS128 on Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Taiwan: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial – Yen-Wenn Liu – Nutrients

Microbes in the news

Global Human Microbiome Therapeutics Market Outlook 2019-2024: ENTEROME Bioscience, Rebiotix, Seres Therapeutics – NewsPrimo

Caesarean babies slower to acquire ‘good’ gut bacteria: study – PanArmenian Net

Mode of delivery has substantial impact on infants’ health – Business Standard

Newborn’s ‘Microbiome’ Could Give Clues to Weight Later – Doctors Lounge

Microbiome Sequencing Services Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 18% during the forecast period of (2018 – 2023) – Redfield Report

Human Microbiome Market boosting the growth Worldwide – Business Herald

April 13, 2019

In today’s digest read about diverse population of bacteria and fungi on the International Space Station, how antidepressants affect gut microbiota, and check out a new framework for comparing and assessing taxonomic profilers (OPAL). Happy weekend!

Vaginal microbiome

Defining characteristics of genital health in South African adolescent girls and young women at high risk for HIV infection – Smritee Dabee – PlosOne

Detection of ureaplasmas and bacterial vaginosis associated bacteria and their association with non-gonococcal urethritis in men – Maria Frølund – PlosOne

Group B streptococcal screening, intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis, and neonatal early-onset infection rates in an Australian local health district: 2006-2016 – Kathryn Braye – PlosOne

Gut microbiome

Long-term benefit of Microbiota Transfer Therapy on autism symptoms and gut microbiota – Dae-Wook Kang – Scientific Reports

The Prevotella copri complex comprises four distinct clades that are underrepresented in Westernised populations – Adrian Tett – bioRxiv

Fecal short-chain fatty acids are not predictive of colonic tumor status and cannot be predicted based on bacterial community structure – Marc A. Sze – bioRxiv

Evidence for a multi-level trophic organization of the human gut microbiome – Tong Wang – bioRxiv

Animal microbiome

Comparative analysis of amplicon and metagenomic sequencing methods reveals key features in the evolution of animal metaorganisms – Philipp Rausch – bioRxiv

Metagenomic Analysis of the Whole Gut Microbiota in Brazilian Termitidae Termites Cornitermes cumulans, Cyrilliotermes strictinasus, Syntermes dirus, Nasutitermes jaraguae, Nasutitermes aquilinus, Grigiotermes bequaerti, and Orthognathotermes mirim – Maria B. Grieco – Current Microbiolgy

The sponge microbiome within the greater coral reef microbial metacommunity – Daniel F. R. Cleary – Nature Communications

Insights into the intestinal microbiota of several aquatic organisms and association with the surrounding environment – Fulin Sun – Aquaculture

Animal experiments

*Antidepressants affect gut microbiota and Ruminococcus flavefaciens is able to abolish their effects on depressive-like behavior – Iva Lukić – Translational Psychiatry

Chronic paradoxical sleep deprivation-induced depression­like behavior, energy metabolism and microbial changes in rats – Weini Ma – Life Sciences

Ability of bifidobacteria to metabolize chitin-glucan and its impact on the gut microbiota – Giulia Alessandri – Scientific Reports

Probiotics

Fasting breath H2 and gut microbiota metabolic potential are associated with the response to a fermented milk product in irritable bowel syndrome – Boris Le Nevé – PlosOne

Lactobacillus fermentum and Lactobacillus plantarum increased gut microbiota diversity and functionality, and mitigated Enterobacteriaceae, in a mouse model – C. Linninge – Beneficial Microbes

Complex responses to inflammatory oxidants by the probiotic bacterium Lactobacillus reuteri – Poulami Basu Thaku – bioRxiv

Plant/root/soil microbiome

Urban traffic changes the biodiversity, abundance, and activity of phyllospheric nitrogen-fixing bacteria – Yang Li – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Comparative analysis of the rhizomicrobiome of the wild versus cultivated crop: insights from rice and soybean – Shaohua Shi – Archives of Microbiology

Copper and zinc in rhizospheric soil of wild plants growing in long-term acid vineyard soils – C.Campillo-Cora – Science of The Total Environment

Review: Soil microbiome: a key player for conservation of soil health under changing climate – Anamika Dubey – Biodiversity and Conservation

Rhizosphere microbiota compositional changes reflect potato blackleg disease – Lutian Mao – Applied Soil Ecology

Pseudomonas urumqiensis sp. nov., isolated from rhizosphere soil of Alhagi sparsifolia – Yuanyuan Zou – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Insights gained from metagenomic shotgun sequencing of apple fruit epiphytic microbiota – Dario Angeli – Postharvest Biology and Technology

Extremophile microbiome

*Characterization of the total and viable bacterial and fungal communities associated with the International Space Station surfaces – Aleksandra Checinska Sielaff – Microbiome

Techniques

Review: Untargeted LC/MS-based metabolic phenotyping (metabonomics/metabolomics): The state of the art – Helen Gika – Journal of Chromatography B

Bioinformatics

*Assessing taxonomic metagenome profilers with OPAL – Fernando Meyer – Genome Biology

Analysis of error profiles in deep next-generation sequencing data – Xiaotu Ma – Genome Biology

clonealign: statistical integration of independent single-cell RNA and DNA sequencing data from human cancers – Kieran R. Campbell – Genome Biology

RnBeads 2.0: comprehensive analysis of DNA methylation data – Fabian Müller – Genome Biology

Review: Big data analytics for personalized medicine – Davide Cirillo and Alfonso Valencia – Current Opinion in Biotechnology

Meta-network: optimized species-species network analysis for microbial communities – Pengshuo Yang – BMC Genomics

8 April, 2019

General Microbiome

Coevolutionary dynamics shape the structure of bacteria-phage infection networks. Fortuna MA.Evolution.

High proportions of bacteria are culturable across major biomes. Martiny AC. ISME Journal

The complexity of an optimal vaginal biome. Eschenbach DA. BJOG

The lung microbiome, vitamin D, and the tuberculous granuloma: A balance triangle. Balcells ME. Microbial Pathogenesis

Gut Microbiome

The parasitic worm product ES-62 normalises the gut microbiota bone marrow axis in inflammatory arthritis. Doonan J. Nature Communications

Culture-enriched human gut microbiomes reveal core and accessory resistance genes. Raymond F.Microbiome.

Plant, Soil, Water, and Air Microbiome

Temperature and soil moisture control microbial community composition in an arctic-alpine ecosystem along elevational and micro-topographic gradients.Frindte K. ISME Journal

Root traits and belowground herbivores relate to plant-soil feedback variation among congeners.Wilschut RA. Nature Communications

A Polyphasic Approach for Assessing Eco-System Connectivity Demonstrates that Perturbation Remodels Network Architecture in Soil Microcosms.Stamou GP. Microbial Ecology

Effect of stock density on the microbial community in biofloc water and Pacific white shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) gut microbiota.Deng Y. Applied Microbiology Biotechnology

Rapid and stable microbial community assembly in the headwaters of third-order stream. Teachey ME. Applied Environmental Microbiology

Comparative Metagenomics Reveals Enhanced Nutrient Cycling Potential After Two Years of Biochar Amendment in a Tropical Oxisol. Yu J. Applied Environmental Microbiology

Animal Experiments and Microbiome

Effect of a low protein diet on chicken ceca microbiome and productive performances. De Cesare A. Poultry Science

Impact of a probiotic-based cleaning product on the microbiological profile of broiler litters and chicken caeca microbiota.De Cesare P. Poultry Science

Metagenomic Analysis of the Whole Gut Microbiota in Brazilian Termitidae Termites Cornitermes cumulans, Cyrilliotermes strictinasus, Syntermes dirus, Nasutitermes jaraguae, Nasutitermes aquilinus, Grigiotermes bequaerti, and Orthognathotermes mirim. Grieco MB. Current Microbiology.

The hemolymph microbiome of insects. Blow F. Journal Of Insect Physiology

Musa basjoo regulates the gut microbiota in mice by rebalancing the abundance of probiotic and pathogen. Wei T. Microbial Pathogenesis

Investigating the influence of organic acid marinades, storage temperature and time on the survival/inactivation interface of Salmonella on chicken breast fillets.

Lytou AE. International Journal of Food Microbiology.

April 6, 2019

Highlights: Inferring absolute species concentration in vaginal microbiome, transcriptomics of Arctic Tundra soils, successional traits of prokaryotic communities in Tundra soil, Modulation of plant microbial community by fungal endophyte Epichloë and many more.

General microbiome

Microbial community design: methods, applications, and opportunities –  A Eng – Current Opinion in Biotechnology

Human vaginal microbiome

Comparative genomics of human Lactobacillus crispatus isolates reveals genes for glycosylation and glycogen degradation: implications for in vivo dominance of the vaginal microbiota – Charlotte van der Veer – Microbiome

Complementing 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing with estimates of total bacterial load to infer absolute species concentrations in the vaginal microbiome – Florencia Tettamanti Boshier – bioRxiv

Human gut microbiome

Perturbation of the human gut microbiome by a non-antibiotic drug contributes to the resolution of autoimmune disease – Renuka R Nayak – bioRxiv

Gut microbiota from high-risk men who have sex with men drive immune activation in gnotobiotic mice and in vitro HIV infection – SX Li – PLoS Pathogens

Distinct gut microbiota profile in antiretroviral therapy-treated perinatally HIV-infected patients associated with cardiac and inflammatory biomarkers – L Sessa – AIDS

The relationship between gastric microbiota and gastric disease – S Zhang – Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology

The Gut Microbiome Says NO to microRNA-Mediated Gene Silencing – Z Wei – Biochemistry

Functional diversity and metabolic profile of microbial community of mine soils with different levels of chromium contamination – SK Pradhan – International Journal of Environmental Health Research

16S rRNA/rRNA Gene Ratios and Cell Activity Staining Reveal Consistent Patterns of Microbial Activity in Plant-Associated Soil – AW Bowsher – mSystems

Spatial segregation of the biological soil crust microbiome around its foundational cyanobacterium, Microcoleus vaginatus, and the formation of a nitrogen-fixing cyanosphere – E Couradeau – Microbiome

 

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

A long-term field experiment demonstrates the influence of tillage on the bacterial potential to produce soil structure-stabilizing agents such as exopolysaccharides and lipopolysaccharides – Barbara Cania – Environmental Microbiome

Heritable Epichloë symbiosis shapes fungal but not bacterial communities of plant leaves – Riitta Nissinen – Scientific Reports

Prokaryotic community shifts during soil formation on sands in the tundra zone – Alena Zhelezova – PLoS ONE

The epiphytic microbiota of sour rot-affected grapes differs minimally from that of healthy grapes, indicating causal organisms are already present on healthy berries – Megan E Hall – PLoS ONE

Transcriptomic responses to warming and cooling of an Arctic tundra soil microbiome – Morten Dencker Schostag – bioRxiv

Metatranscriptomic reconstruction reveals RNA viruses with the potential to shape carbon cycling in soil – Evan P. Starr – bioRxiv

Comparison of prokaryotic communities between the fields showing different disinfestation effects by anaerobic soil disinfestation – Chol Gyu Lee – bioRxiv

Long-term urea fertilization alters the composition and increases the abundance of soil ureolytic bacterial communities in an upland soil – R Sun – FEMS Microbial Ecology

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Diversity and shifts of the bacterial community associated with Baikal sponge mass mortalities – Sergei Belikov – PLoS ONE

Temporal covariation of epibacterial community and surface metabolome in the Mediterranean seaweed holobiont Taonia atomaria – B Paix – Environmental Microbiology

Monitoring Microbial Communities in the Marine Environment – Ger van den Engh – Cytometry Part A

Microbes in the news

Evidence for link between ‘leaky gut’ and autoantibody production in HIV-positive patients – Science Daily

Eden Project hosts bacteria filled art exhibition – The Packet

April 1, 2019

In today’s digest read about covert pathogenesis in urinary tract, microbial fuel cells in treatment of organic acid fermentation wastewater, gut microbial metabolism in weanling pigs, and more. Enjoy!

Urinary microbiome

*Covert pathogenesis: Transient exposures to microbes as triggers of disease – Nicole M. Gilbert, Amanda L. Lewis – PlosPathogens

Evaluation of antibacterial efficacy of sulfur nanoparticles alone and in combination with antibiotics against multidrug-resistant uropathogenic bacteria – Priti Paralikar – Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A

Review: A Comprehensive Review of Overactive Bladder Pathophysiology: On the Way to Tailored Treatment – Benoit Peyronnet – European Urology

Vaginal microbiome

Effect of progesterone on Candida albicans biofilm formation under acidic conditions: a transcriptomic analysis – Bruna Gonçalves – bioRxiv

Skin microbiome

Cutibacterium acnes antibiotic production shapes niche competition in the human skin microbiome – Jan Claesen – bioRxiv

Neutral Processes Drive Seasonal Assembly of the Skin Mycobiome – Xinzhao Tong – mSystems

Gut Microbiome

The Perturbation of Infant Gut Microbiota Caused by Cesarean Delivery Is Partially Restored by Exclusive Breastfeeding – Yu Liu – Frontiers in Microbiology

Gut Microbiome Functional and Taxonomic Diversity within an Amazonian semi-nomadic hunter-gatherer group – Liliane Costa Conteville – bioRxiv

Risk of inflammatory bowel disease after Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter concisus infection: a population-based cohort study – Hans Mittle Nielsen – Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology

Unilateral ureteral obstruction causes gut microbial dysbiosis and metabolome disorders contributing to tubulointerstitial fibrosis – Lin Chen – Experimental & Molecular Medicine

Oral microbiome

Polymicrobial synergy within oral biofilm promotes invasion of dendritic cells and survival of consortia members – Ahmed El-Awady – Biofilms and Microbiomes

Animal microbiome

*Metagenomic reconstructions of gut microbial metabolism in weanling pigs – Weilan Wang – Microbiome

Probiotics/Prebiotics

Strain-level diversity of commercial probiotic isolates of Bacillus, Lactobacillus, and Saccharomyces species illustrated by molecular identification and phenotypic profiling – Juliana M. Ansari – PlosOne

Biosurfactant Production by Lactic Acid Bacterium Pediococcus dextrinicus SHU1593 Grown on Different Carbon Sources: Strain Screening Followed by Product Characterization – Abouzar Ghasemi – Scientific Reports

Phages and viruses

Bacteriophage adherence to mucus mediates preventive protection against pathogenic bacteria – Gabriel MF Almeida – bioRxiv

Review: The gut virome: the ‘missing link’ between gut bacteria and host immunity? – Indrani Mukhopadhya – Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology

Soil microbiome

Shift of the microbial communities from exposed sandstone rocks to forest soils during pedogenesis – Yaping Liu – International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation

Water and extremophile microbiome

Startup, performance, and microbial communities of an anammox reactor inoculated with indigenous sludge for the treatment of high-salinity and mesophilic underground brine – Nobuyuki Yokota – Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy

*Power generation and microbial community analysis in microbial fuel cells: A promising system to treat organic acid fermentation wastewater – Tian Xia – Bioresource Technology

Techniques

Cultivating in situ triggers growth of previously uncultivated microorganisms via a growth initiation factor in nature – Dawoon Jung – bioRxiv

Bioinformatics

Library preparation and sequencing platform introduce bias in metagenomics characterisation of microbial communities – Casper S. Poulse – bioRxiv

March 28, 2019

Today’s digest covers interesting reviews on different aspects of host-microbiome interactions, research articles about how structural variation in gut microbiome affects host health, characterization of a simplified microbial community to study microbial interaction with diet in mice and viral diversity in soil metagenomes. Happy reading!

General microbiome

Review – Microbiome: Our opponents or allies in healthcare and medicine – Horst A von Recum – Experimental Biology and Medicine

Review –  To B12 or not to B12: Five questions on the role of cobalamin in host-microbial interactions – Carol A. Rowley – Plos Pathogens

Review – Can oral bacteria affect the microbiome of the gut? – Ingar Olsen – Journal of Oral Microbiology

Review –  Inter-kingdom signaling between gut microbiota and their host – Qing Li – Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences

Human gut microbiome

Structural variation in the gut microbiome associates with host health – David Zeevi – Nature

Effects of fermentable high fiber diet supplementation on gut derived and conventional nitrogenous product in patients on maintenance hemodialysis: a randomized controlled trial – Hamid Tayebi Khosroshahi – Nutrition and Metabolism

Identification of the microbial diversity after fecal microbiota transplantation therapy for chronic intractable constipation using 16s rRNA amplicon sequencing – Tadashi Ohara – PlosOne

The microbiome and tuberculosis: state of the art, potential applications, and defining the clinical research agenda – Charissa C Naidoo – Lancet Respiratory medicine

Fecal Microbiota Transplantation: An Update on Clinical Practice – Kyeong Ok Kim – Clinical Endoscopy

Aryl hydrocarbon receptor and uremic toxins from gut microbiota in chronic kidney disease patients: Is there a relationship? – Jessyca Brito – Biochemistry

Animal experiments

Bacterial AB5 toxins inhibit the growth of gut bacteria by targeting ganglioside-like glycoconjugates – Robert T. Patry – Nature Communications

Simplified Intestinal Microbiota to Study Microbe-Diet-Host Interactions in a Mouse Model – Petia Kovatcheva-Datchary – Cell Reports

Pomegranate ellagitannin-gut microbial-derived metabolites, urolithins, inhibit neuroinflammation in vitro – Nicholas A. DaSilva – Nutritional Neuroscience

Endogenous Enterobacteriaceae underlie variation in susceptibility to Salmonella infection – Eric M. Velazquez – Nature Microbiology

Plant, root, soil microbiome

Thickness determines microbial community structure and function in nitrifying biofilms via deterministic assembly – Carolina Suarez – Scientific Reports

Untapped viral diversity in global soil metagenomes – Emily B. Graham – BioRxiv

Water microbiome and extremophiles

Fate of antibiotic resistance genes in two Arctic tundra wetlands impacted by municipal wastewater – Jennifer L. Hayward – Science of the Total Environment

Probiotics

Importance of probiotics in the prevention and treatment of colorectal cancer – Majid Eslami – Journal of Cellular Physiology

Non-microbiology picks

Artificial womb technology breaks its four minute mile – Science Daily