April 20, 2017

Today’s digest is full of interesting articles on the influence of microbes on chronic diseases, and an interesting article on machine learning predictions of soil microbiomes.

Human gut microbiome

The gut microbiota as a modulator of innate immunity during melioidosis. Lankelma JM. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases

Apropos: ‘Gut Microbiota Differences in Children From Distinct Socioeconomic Levels Living in the 1 Same Urban Area in Brazil’. Waugh S. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

Review: Microbiota: Diet can protect against type 1 diabetes. Kugelberg E. Nature Review Immunology

Changes in Composition of the Gut Bacterial Microbiome after Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for Recurrent <i>Clostridium difficile</i> Infection in a Pediatric Heart Transplant Patient. Flannigan KL. Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine

Understanding the Gut Microbiota in Inflammatory and Functional Gastrointestinal Diseases. Sundin J. Psychosomatic Medicine

Review: Gut Microbiota Modulation and Its Relationship with Obesity Using Prebiotic Fibers and Probiotics: A Review. Dahiya DK. Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbiota, Environment and Diet. de Morais MB. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

Human lung microbiome

Lung Homeostasis: Influence of Age, Microbes, and the Immune System. Lloyd CM. Immunity

Human microbiome and immune system

Homeostatic Immunity and the Microbiota. Belkaid Y. Immunity

Review: Regionalized Development and Maintenance of the Intestinal Adaptive Immune Landscape. Agace WW. Immunity

Human vaginal microbiome

Antimicrobial Compounds Produced by Vaginal <i>Lactobacillus crispatus</i> Are Able to Strongly Inhibit <i>Candida albicans</i> Growth, Hyphal Formation and Regulate Virulence-related Gene Expressions. Wang S. Frontiers of Microbiology

Human liver microbiome 

β-Klotho deficiency protects against obesity through a crosstalk between liver, microbiota, and brown adipose tissue. Somm E. JCI Insight

Animal and insect microbiome

Honeybee gut microbiota promotes host weight gain via bacterial metabolism and hormonal signaling. Zheng H. PNAS.

Comparative Analysis of the Gut Microbial Communities in Forest and Alpine Musk Deer Using High-Throughput Sequencing. Hu X. Frontiers of Microbiology

Mosquito Microbiome Dynamics, a Background for Prevalence and Seasonality of West Nile Virus. Novakova E. Frontiers of Microbiology

Newer Insights into the Antidiarrheal Effects of Acacia catechu Willd. Extract in Guinea Pig.Micucci M. Journal of Medicinal Food

Plant, soil, and air microbiome

Elevated Air Humidity Changes Soil Bacterial Community Structure in the Silver Birch Stand.Truu M. Frontiers of Microbiology

Distance-dependent varieties of microbial community structure and metabolic functions in the rhizosphere of Sedum alfredii Hance during phytoextraction of a cadmium-contaminated soil. Yang W. Environmental science and pollution research

Metagenome-Wide Association Study and Machine Learning Prediction of Bulk Soil Microbiome and Crop Productivity. Chang HX. Frontiers of Microbiology

Origin-Dependent Variations in the Atmospheric Microbiome Community in Eastern Mediterranean Dust Storms.Gat D. Environmental science and technology

Faecal microbiome 

Fecal microbiota transplantation is a rescue treatment modality for refractory ulcerative colitis. Uygun A. Medicine (Baltimore)

Probiotics

Mismatch between Probiotic Benefits in Trials versus Food Products. Scourboutakos MJ. Nutrients

April 19, 2017

Exciting papers with locoregional effects of microbiota in a mouse model of colon carcinogenesis, maternal high fat diet detrimentally alterring epigenetic and gut microbiome pathways leading to fatty liver disease in mice.

Events and jobs

ASM Microbe 2017 : New Orleans

QC Microbiology Product Testing Associate – Experis : Irvine, CA
General microbiome

Review: Applying the design-build-test paradigm in microbiome engineering – Hoang Long Pham – Current Opinion in Biotechnology

Cohort Profile: African Collaborative Center for Microbiome and Genomics Research’s (ACCME) Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Cervical Cancer Study – Sally N. Adebamowo – International Journal of Epidemiology

Review: Cultured microbes represent a substantial fraction of the human and mouse gut microbiota – Ilias Lagkouvardos – Gut Microbes

Human skin microbiome

A distinct cutaneous microbiota pofile in autoimmune bullous disease patients – Mor Miodovnika – Experimental Dermatology

Human gut microbiome

Review : A psychology of the human brain–gut–microbiome axis – Andrew P. Allen – Social and Personality Psychology Compass

Multivariate modelling of faecal bacterial profiles of patients with IBS predicts responsiveness to a diet low in FODMAPs – Sean M P Bennet – Gut

Animal microbiome

Temporal changes in cutaneous bacterial communities of terrestrial- and aquatic- phase newts (Amphibia) – Joana Sabino-Pinto – Environmental Microbiology

The low diverse gastric microbiome of the jellyfish Cotylorhiza tuberculata is dominated by four novel taxa – Tomeu Viver – Environmental Microbiology

Studying the effect of administration route and treatment dose on the selection of enrofloxacin resistance in commensal Escherichia coli in broilers – Ilias Chantziaras -Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

The skin microbiome of the Common thresher shark (Alopias vulpinus) has low taxonomic and potential metabolic β-diversity – Michael P. Doane – Environmental Microbiology Reports

Animal experiments

Intestinal, extra-intestinal and systemic sequelae of Toxoplasma gondii induced acute ileitis in mice harboring a human gut microbiota – Eliane von Klitzing – PLOS ONE

Effects of the inclusion of a Bacillus direct-fed microbial on performance parameters, bone quality, recovered gut microflora, and intestinal morphology in broilers consuming a grower diet containing corn distillers dried grains with solubles – J. D. Latorre – Poultry Science

Effect of high-fat diet and growth stage on the diversity and composition of intestinal microbiota in healthy bovine livestock – Shengyin Jiao – Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture

*Locoregional effects of microbiota in a preclinical model of colon carcinogenesis – Sarah Tomkovich – Cancer Research

Selection of Cholesterol-Lowering Lactic Acid Bacteria and its Effects on Rats Fed with High-Cholesterol Diet – Yufang Liu – Current Microbiology

*Enhanced offspring predisposition to steatohepatitis with maternal high-fat diet is associated with epigenetic and microbiome alterations – Umesh D. Wankhade – PLOS ONE

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Archaea and bacteria mediate the effects of native species root loss on fungi during plant invasion – Steven D Mamet- The ISME Journal

An acid-tolerant ammonia-oxidizing γ-proteobacterium from soil – Masahito Hayatsu – The ISME Journal

Investigation of Arsenotrophic Microbiome in Arsenic-Affected Bangladesh Groundwater – Munawar Sultana – Groundwater

Unexpected associated microalgal diversity in the lichen Ramalina farinacea is uncovered by pyrosequencing analyses – Patricia Moya – Plos ONE

Tuber indicum shapes the microbial communities of ectomycorhizosphere soil and ectomycorrhizae of an indigenous tree (Pinus armandii) – Qiang Li – Plos ONE

The ‘known’ genetic potential for microbial communities to degrade organic phosphorus is reduced in low-pH soils – Ian D. E. A. Lidbury – Microbiology Open

Shifting microbial communities sustain multiyear iron reduction and methanogenesis in ferruginous sediment incubations – M. S. Bray – Gebiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Discovery of anaerobic lithoheterotrophic haloarchaea, ubiquitous in hypersaline habitats – Dimitry Y Sorokin – The ISME Journal

Cultivation and characterization of Candidatus Nitrosocosmicus exaquare, an ammonia-oxidizing archaeon from a municipal wastewater treatment system – Laura A Sauder – The ISME Journal

Minireview: Microbial ecology of mountain glacier ecosystems: Biodiversity, ecological connections, and implications of a warming climate – Scott Hotaling – Environmental Microbiology

Probiotics / prebiotics
Colonic gas homeostasis: Mechanisms of adaptation following HOST-G904 galactooligosaccharide use in humans – M. Mego – Neurogastroenterology and Motility

Techniques

Stochastically reduced communities—Microfluidic compartments as model and investigation tool for soil microorganism growth in structured spaces – Jialan Cao – Engineering in Life Sciences

Protocol : Metagenomics and CAZyme Discovery – Benoit J. Kunath – Protein-Carbohydrate Interactions : Methods in Molecular Biology

The resident microflora of voided midstream urine of healthy controls: standard versus expanded urine culture protocols – L. Coorevits – European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases

Microbes in the news

Study finds amoeba ‘grazing,’ killing bacteria usually protected by film

How Bacteria-Laden Beetle Poop Is Killing American Squash and Melons

Glowing bacteria detect buried landmines

Science, publishing, and career

Saturday, Science Advocates Prepare for a Long March

Anitha’s non-microbiology picks

Research unlocks molecular key to animal evolution and disease

Cumulative culture can emerge from collective intelligence in animal groups – Takao Sasaki – Nature Communications

April 18, 2017

Today’s digest hosts a number of rhizosphere-related publications as well as a good amount of interesting microbiome-host-health science.  Coming up next week is BioData World West 2017, a conference focused on Genomics/Precision Medicine/AI that I will be attending – I’ll keep an eye out for anything microbiome-related!

Events and jobs

2017 Metagenomics Workshop – Edwards Lab Event (Bioinformatics)

BioData World West 2017 – Precision Medicine, AI, Genomics Conference

General microbiome

Biological Determinants of Health: Genes, Microbes, and Metabolism Exemplars of Nursing Science – Erin P. Ferranti – Nursing Outlook

* Microbiotal-Host Interactions and Hypertension – Sarah Galla – Physiology

Multi-site human microbiome

The Landscape Ecology and Microbiota of the Human Nose, Mouth, and Throat – Diana M. Proctor – Cell Host & Microbe

Human respiratory microbiome

* The microbiome in respiratory medicine: current challenges and future perspectives – Rosa Faner – European Respiratory Journal

Human skin microbiome

Living in Peace: Host-Microbiota Mutualism in the Skin – Daniel J. Campbell – Cell Host & Microbe

Human gut microbiome

The Gut Microbiome: Connecting Spatial Organization to Function – Carolina Tropini – Cell Host & Microbe

Lactobacillus casei DG and its postbiotic reduce the inflammatory mucosal response: an ex-vivo organ culture model of post-infectious irritable bowel syndrome – Compare D – BMC Gastroenterology

Animal experiments

Age-Associated Microbial Dysbiosis Promotes Intestinal Permeability, Systemic Inflammation, and Macrophage Dysfunction – Netusha Thevaranjan – Cell Host & Microbe

Animal microbiome

PrePrint – Succession of embryonic and intestinal bacterial communities of Atlantic salmon – Jep Lokesh – bioRxiv

The Role of Rumen Microbiome on Feed Efficiency of Grazing Cattle [page 138] – Leluo Guan – 28th Annual Florida Ruminant Nutrition Symposium

Structure and dynamics of the gut bacterial microbiota of the bark beetle, Dendroctonus rhizophagus (Curculionidae: Scolytinae) across their life stages – Carlos Iván Briones-Roblero – PLOS One

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

The role of soil chemistry and plant neighbourhoods in structuring fungal communities in three Panamanian rainforests – Tyler Schappe – Journal of Ecology

Host plant compatibility shapes the proteogenome of Frankia coriariae – Amir Ktari – Frontiers in Microbiology

Managing and manipulating the rhizosphere microbiome for plant health: A systems approach – Matthew D. Wallenstein – Rhizosphere

In vitro and In vivo biofilm formation by Azotobacter isolates and its relevance to rhizosphere colonization – Mohd. Musheer Altaf – Rhizosphere

Metabolism of pyrene through phthalic acid pathway by enriched bacterial consortium composed of Pseudomonas, Burkholderia, and Rhodococcus (PBR) – Sagar Vaidya – 3 Biotech

Effects of titanium dioxide nanoparticles on soil microbial communities and wheat biomass – Janine Moll – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

The effect of simulated warming on root dynamics and soil microbial community in an alpine meadow of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau – Changting Wang – Applied Soil Ecology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Impacts of sea-level rise on sediment microbial community structure and function in two New England salt marshes, USA – Matt R. Simon – Journals of Soils and Sediments

A critical assessment of the microorganisms proposed to be important to enhanced biological phosphorus removal in full-scale wastewater treatment systems – Mikkel Stokholm-Bjerregaard – Frontiers in Microbiology

Applicability of cryoconite consortia of microorganisms and glacier-dwelling animals in astrobiological studies – Krzysztof Zawierucha – Contemporary Trends in Geoscience

Built environment

Review – Microbiological diagnosis of device-related biofilm infections – Yijuan Xu – APMIS

Patent Application – MONITORING AND MANAGING A FACILITY MICROBIOME – Dillon, Harrison – Free Patents Online

Microbes in space

Origins of Life on Mars: NASA’s Rovers Were Never Sterilized – Rhawn Gabriel Joseph – Cosmology.com

Phages and viruses

Mini Review Article – Phages in the Human Body – Ferran Navarro – Frontiers in Microbiology

Bioinformatics

* A Concurrent Subtractive Assembly Approach for Identification of Disease Associated Sub-metagenomes – Wontack Han – Research in Computational Molecular Biology. RECOMB 2017.

Techniques

Effect of environmental variation on estimating the bacterial species richness – Jongjian Chen – Frontiers in Microbiology

Thesis – USE OF MOLECULAR METHODS IN BIOTHREAT PREPAREDNESS – Katja Koskela – National Defense University: Research Publications No. 13

Microbes in the news

Pets During Pregnancy Trigger Gut Bacteria Changes for Infants That May Cut Obesity Risk, Study Finds

Gut microbiome dysregulation implicated in OCD

Microbes on the market

Innovative Microbiome-based IBD Therapeutics to Be Developed Under New Partnership

Microbiome drug candidate prevents recurrence of C. difficile infection

Ed’s non-microbiology picks

Climate change causes glacial river in Yukon to change direction

Self-taught artificial intelligence beats doctors at predicting heart attacks

Stroke rates appear to be rising steadily in young adults

Costs of Selective Attention: When Children Notice What Adults Miss – Daniel J. Plebanek – APS

California Dryness and Recovery Challenge Multi-Century Odds

April 17, 2017

A light digest for Marathon Monday. For me, the highlights today are under “Microbes in the News”, with amazing papers on viral/bacterial detection, bacterial cell size, and cluster regulation!

Human nearly-sterile sites
Evidence for polymicrobial communities in explanted vascular filters and atheroma debris – Jeremy E. Ellis – Molecular and Cellular Probes

Plant, root, and soil microbiome
Global-scale structure of the eelgrass microbiome – Ashkaan K. Fahimipour – Applied Environmental Microbiology
Note: Published as a pre-print back on November 28, 2016

Built environment
Comparing the impact of ultrafine particles from petrodiesel and biodiesel combustion to bacterial metabolism by targeted HPLC-MS/MS metabolic profiling – Fanyi Zhong – Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Revealing the bacterial profile of an anoxic-aerobic moving-bed biofilm reactor system treating a chemical industry wastewater – Joao P Bassin – International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation

Probiotics / prebiotics
An extracellular cell-attached pullulanase confers branched α-glucan utilization in human gut Lactobacillus acidophilus – Marie S Moller – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Phages and viruses (and transfers)
Class 1 integrons as invasive species – Michael R Gillings – Current Opinion in Microbiology

Bioinformatics
MaxTiC: Fast Ranking Of A Phylogenetic Tree By Maximum Time Consistency With Lateral Gene Transfers – Cedric Chauve – bioRxiv

Techniques
Validation and application of an ultrahigh-performance liquid chromatographic-Orbitrap mass spectrometric method for the simultaneous detection and quantification of volatile and non-volatile organic acids in human faecal samples – Claudio Gardana – Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis

Impact of wet aerobic pretreatments on cellulose accessibility and bacterial communities in rape straw – Jiang-Hao Tian – Bioresource Technology

Nanopore detection of bacterial DNA base modifications – Alexa B.R. McIntyre – bioRxiv

Microbes in the news
Novel CRISPR Tool Rapidly Detects Viruses And Bacteria – Milla Bengtsson – ReliaWire
Original paper: Nucleic acid detection with CRISPR-Cas13a/C2c2 – Jonathan S. Gootenberg – Science

Study discovers fundamental unit of cell size in bacteria – UCSD – EurekAlert
Invariance of Initiation Mass and Predictability of Cell Size in Escherichia coli – Fangwei Si – Current Biology

Mini-Factories For Drugs? Researchers Find A Way To Switch On ‘Silent’ Gene Clusters In Bacteria – Avaneesh Pandey – International Business Times
Original paper: Discovery of scmR as a global regulator of secondary metabolism and virulence in Burkholderia thailandensis E264 – Dainan Mao – PNAS

April 16, 2017

A post with an overgrowth of gut and skin microbiome papers. Talk about dysbiosis!

 

General microbiome

The ovarian cancer oncobiome – Sagarika Banerjee – Oncotarget

A metagenomic approach to decipher the indigenous microbial communities of arsenic contaminated groundwater of Assam – Saurav Das – Genomics Data

Applying the design-build-test paradigm in microbiome engineering – Hoang Long Pham – Current Opinion in Biotechnology

Microbiota and their affiliation with physiochemical characteristics of different subsurface petroleum reservoirs – Xiao-Xiao Li – International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation

Sampling, sequencing and the SAD – Sharon Bewick – Ecological Complexity

Pregnancy and early life

The Maternal Diet, Gut Bacteria, and Bacterial Metabolites during Pregnancy Influence Offspring Asthma – Lawrence E. K. Gray – Frontiers in Immunology

Deficiency Leads to Dysbiosis and Bacterial Translocation in the Newborn Intestine – Jason Fawley – Journal of Surgical Research

Human respiratory microbiome

The microbiome of the lung and its extracellular vesicles in nonsmokers, healthy smokers and COPD patients – Hyun Jung Kim – Experimental & Molecular Medicine

Human skin microbiome

The Molecular Revolution in Cutaneous Biology: Investigating the Skin Microbiome – Heidi H. Kong – Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Microbiome controls mast cell differentiation in the skin – Z. Wang – Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Inflammatory gene expression in keratinocytes is regulated by HDAC8 and HDAC9 and is modulated by metabolites from the microbiome – J. Sanford – Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Ultraviolet radiation alters the skin microbiome composition – H. Ahmed – Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Isolation and Identification of the follicular microbiome: Implications for acne research – Amanda Nelson – Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Role of the cutaneous microbiome in the pathogenesis of psoriasis – D. Yan – Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Skin microbiome and psoriasis: Staphylococcus induces robust biofilm formation by Aspergillus – Pranab Mukherjee – Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Microbiome-free fatty acid cross-talk in the human pilosebaceous gland – S. Singh – Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Changes of lesional and non-lesional skin microbiome in the treatment course of atopic dermatitis – J. Na – Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Human gut microbiome

Clinical, functional, behavioural and epigenomic biomarkers of obesity – Claudio L. Lafortuna – Frontiers in Bioscience

‘Collinsella phocaeensis’ sp. nov., ‘Clostridium merdae’ sp. nov., ‘Sutterella massiliensis’ sp. nov., ‘Sutturella timonensis’ sp. nov., ‘Enorma phocaeensis’ sp. nov., ‘Mailhella massiliensis’ gen. nov., sp. nov., ‘Mordavella massiliensis’ gen. nov., sp. nov. and ‘Massiliprevotella massiliensis’ gen. nov., sp. nov., 9 new species isolated from fresh stool samples of healthy French patients – S. Ndongo – New Microbes and New Infections

Editorial: Understanding Crohn’s Disease: Immunity, Genes and Microbes – Amelia Sarmento – Frontiers in Immunology

Human Derived Gut Microbiota Modulates Colonic Secretion in Mice by Regulating 5-HT3 Receptor Expression via Acetate Production – Yogesh Bhattarai – American Journal of Physiology: Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology

Gastroparesis and lipid metabolism-associated dysbiosis in Wistar Kyoto rats – Julie E Dalziel – American Journal of Physiology: Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology

How do they stick together? Bacterial adhesins implicated in the binding of bacteria to the human gastrointestinal mucins – Bélinda Ringot-Destrez – Biochemical Society Transactions

Relationships between gut microbiota, plasma metabolites, and metabolic syndrome traits in the METSIM cohort – Elin Org – BioMed Central Genome Biology

Gut microbiota plays a role in the development of alopecia areata – Lekha Nair – Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Dysbiosis of gut microbiota by ampicillin exacerbates vitiligo – S. Akhtar – Journal of Investigative Dermatology

More frequent hemodialysis does not effectively clear protein-bound azotemic solutes derived from gut microbiome metabolism – Andrew Davenport – Kidney International

Gut microbiota and Hepatitis B virus-Induced Chronic Liver Disease: implications for faecal microbiota transplantation therapy – Yongbo Kang – Journal of Hospital Infection

The effect of probiotics as a treatment for constipation in elderly people: a systematic review – Maria Isabel Martínez-Martínez – Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics

Colonic microbiota encroachment correlates with dysglycemia in humans – Benoit Chassaing – Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Animal microbiome

Liver microbiome of Peromyscus leucopus, a key reservoir host species for emerging infectious diseases in North America – Adrien André – Infection, Genetics and Evolution

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Conversion of rainforest into agroforestry and monoculture plantation in China: Consequences for soil phosphorus forms and microbial community – Jinchuang Wang – Science of the Total Environment

Tuber indicum shapes the microbial communities of ectomycorhizosphere soil and ectomycorrhizae of an indigenous tree (Pinus armandii) – Qiang Li – PLoS ONE

Draft Genome Sequence of Chryseobacterium sp. JV274 Isolated from Maize Rhizosphere – Jordan Vacheron – Genome Anouncements

Wars between microbes on roots and fruits – Ben Lugtenberg – F1000Research

Food microbiology

Metagenomic assessment of the microbial diversity in ground pork products from markets in the North Central Region of South Korea – Ok-Kyung Koo – Journal
Journal of Environmental Science and Health

Growth of selected probiotic bacterial strains with fructans from Nendran banana and garlic – Ravichandran Shalini – LWT: Food Science and Technology

Techniques

Suitability of various DNA extraction methods for a traditional Chinese paocai system
Nan Zhao – Bioengineered

Utilization of defined microbial communities enables effective evaluation of meta-genomic assemblies – William W. Greenwald – BioMed Central Genomics

Microbes in the news

IISc makes two potent molecules to fight TB – Ravindranath Prasad – The Hindu

Essential California: Inside UC Irvine hospital’s bacteria outbreak among infants – Benjamin Oreskes and Shelby Grad – Los Angeles Times

April 15, 2017

Few interesting articles for your Saturday morning digest:   Urbanization alters the physicochemical environment: A new study suggests that urban soil archaeal and bacterial communities are not vulnerable to biodiversity loss, whereas global diversity loss of ectomycorrhizal fungi was observed.  Researchers believe they have found a method of hunting for buried landmines and explosive devices using a combination of engineered bacteria and lasers.    And another reason to be engaged in sports activities: a study highlights differences of microbiota and secondary metabolites in elite athletes.

General microbiome

Remote detection of buried landmines using a bacterial sensor – Shimshon Belkin – Nature Biotech

Next-generation approaches to understand and combat the antibiotic resistome – Terence S. Crofts – Nature Reviews

Human Oral Microbiome

Microbiomes of the normal middle ear and ears with chronic otitis media – Shujiro B. Minami – Laryngoscope

Human gut microbiome

The microbiome of professional athletes differs from that of more sedentary subjects in composition and particularly at the functional metabolic level– Wiley Barton – Gut

The MS-Associated Gut Microbiome – Sergio E Baranzini – Multiple Sclerosis Journal

Mental Health

Oral treatment with Lactobacillus rhamnosus attenuates behavioral deficits and immune changes in chronic social stress – Aadil Bharwani – BMC Medicine

Animal microbiome

Complete Genome Sequence of Akkermansia glycaniphila Strain PytT, a Mucin-Degrading Specialist of the Reticulated Python Gut – Janneke P. Ouwerkerk – Genome Announcements

Water and extremophile microbiome

Spatial variation in bacterial community in natural wetland-river-sea ecosystems
Hongxia Zhang – J. of Basic Microbiology

Built environment

Urbanization erodes ectomycorrhizal fungal diversity and may cause microbial communities to converge – Dietrich JE Schmidt -Nature Ecology & Evolution

Prebiotics

Prebiotic evaluation of red seaweed (Kappaphycus alvarezii) using in vitro colon model – DM Bajury – International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition

April 14, 2017

Quite a number of biofilms based reviews for today’s digest. Local adaptation in natural microbial communities. Bacterial community varies along the natural water balance gradient in the Tibetan Plateau.

Events and jobs

Senior Program Officer  – The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group – Seattle, WA, United States

 

General microbiome

Culturomics: A New Kid on the Block of OMICS to Enable Personalized Medicine – ME Kambouris – Omics

Introduction: microbial local adaptation: insights from natural populations, genomics and experimental evolution – T Giraud – Molecular Ecology

*Review: Central venous catheters and biofilms: where do we stand in 2017? – M Gominet – APMIS

 

Human oral microbiome

*Review: Dental biofilm infections – an update – T Larsen – APMIS

*Review: Microbiological diagnosis of device-related biofilm infections – Y Xu – APMIS

*Review: Biofilms in orthopedic infections: a review of laboratory methods – AC Dibartola – APMIS

 

Human vaginal microbiome

Vaginal lactic acid elicits an anti-inflammatory response from human cervicovaginal epithelial cells and inhibits production of pro-inflammatory mediators associated with HIV acquisition – AC Hearps – Mucosal Immunology

*Review: Chronic urinary tract infections in patients with spinal cord lesions – biofilm infection with need for long-term antibiotic treatment – N Tofte – APMIS

 

Human gut microbiome

Curcuminoid Demethylation as an Alternative Metabolism by Human Intestinal Microbiota – S Burapan – Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Inflammasomes and intestinal inflammation – N Zmora – Mucosal Immunology

Gut Microbial Diversity in Antibiotic-Naive Children After Systemic Antibiotic Exposure: A Randomized Controlled Trial – T Doan – Clinical Infectious Diseases

 

Animal microbiome

Fish oil, lard and soybean oil differentially shape gut microbiota of middle-aged rats – He Li – Scientific Reports

Co-diversification of gastrointestinal microbiota and phylogeny in passerines is not explained by ecological divergence – L Kropáčková – Molecular Ecology

 

Plant, root and soil microbiome

Responses of denitrifying bacterial communities to short-term waterlogging of soils – Y Wang – Scientific Reports

Distinct Soil Microbial Communities in habitats of differing soil water balance on the Tibetan Plateau – Y Li – Scientific Reports

Convergence and contrast in the community structure of Bacteria, Fungi and Archaea along a tropical elevation-climate gradient – KG Peay – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Continuous production of indole-3-acetic acid by immobilized cells of Arthrobacter agilis – M Ozdal – 3 Biotech

*Review: Agriculturally important microbial biofilms: Present status and future prospects – K Velmourougane – Journal of Basic Microbiology

 

Water and extremophile

Temporal abundance and activity trends of vinyl chloride (VC)-degrading bacteria in a dilute VC plume at Naval Air Station Oceana – Y Liang – Environmental Science and Pollution Research International

Spatial variation in bacterial community in natural wetland-river-sea ecosystems – H Zhang – Journal of Basic Microbiology

Bioremediation Management Reduces Mass Discharge at a Chlorinated DNAPL Site – BR Baldwin – Groundwater Monitoring & Remediation

 

Techniques

Enhancing Multiplex Genome Editing by Natural Transformation (MuGENT) via inactivation of ssDNA exonucleases – TN Dalia – bioRxiv

An Efficient Moments-Based Inference Method for Within-Host Bacterial Infection Dynamics – D Price – bioRxiv

 

More microbes

Dominant bacterial phyla in caves and their predicted functional roles in C and N cycle – S Mandal De – BMC Microbiology

Microbiome yarns: microbiomology of winter rosy face – K Timmis – Microbial Biotechnology

*Review: In vitro studies evaluating the effects of biofilms on wound-healing cells: a review – KR Kirker – APMIS

Vector competence and innate immune responses to dengue virus infection in selected laboratory and field-collected Stegomyia aegypti (= Aedes aegypti) – IM Serrato – Medical and Veterinary Entomology

*Review: Antibiotic treatment of biofilm infections – O Ciofu – APMIS

Microenvironmental characteristics and physiology of biofilms in chronic infections of CF patients are strongly affected by the host immune response – PØ. Jensen – APMIS

 

Microbes in news

To see the unseen: ‘Microbiomes’ show explores the common ground between arts, science – M McINALLY – Gazette-Times

Unprotected sex may disrupt the microbiome in vagina – J Hamzelou – New Scientist

Sol-gel-based stainless steel surface reduces fouling and biofilm formation during milk pasteurization – J Cornall- Dairy Reporter

Gut Microbes Contribute to Age-Associated Inflammation in Mice – A Olena – The Scientist

Microbiome Plus+ Gastrointestinal: New Probiotic Supplement Proven to Increase Vitamin D Levels While Lowering Cholesterol – Military News – Miltech

OPINION: How probiotics research is taking us to the next level of understanding – M Cunningham – Food Navigator

New synthetic peptide promotes wound healing – T Sandle – Digital Journal

Air Pollution Might Make Dangerous Bacteria Harder to Kill – V Greenwood – The Atlantic

Researchers studying how to disrupt bacteria to better treat infections – Phys.org

Bacteria with a bias – K Zehr – UNM HSC Newsbeat

Glowing bacteria could help in landmine cleanup efforts – D Quick – New Atlas

Trump budget plan could sink Shore beaches bacteria reports – R Zimmer – Asbury Park Press

How genetically-altered E.coli strain can kill dangerous bone-eating superbug Pseudomonas aeruginosa – B Crouch – The Advertiser

Study on lactic acid bacteria from kimchi sheds light on treatment of atopic dermatitis – The Korea Herald

This strain of probiotic bacteria treats and protects against anxiety, stress and inflammation – St. Joseph’s Healthcare