June 6, 2018

 

Today’s highlights: Microbes on aging flue-cured tobaccos, impact of gut microbes on neurological disease, gut microbiome of non-human microbiome, diet simplification selects for high gut microbial diversity.

General microbiome

Species Diversity and Functional Prediction of Surface Bacterial Communities on Aging Flue-Cured Tobaccos – F Wang – Current Microbiology

Oxygen restriction induces a viable but non-culturable population in bacteria – LA Kvich – bioRxiv

Human respiratory microbiome

Airway Microbiota Is Associated with Up-Regulation of the PI3K Pathway in Lung Cancer – J-C J Tsay – American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

Human skin microbiome

Role of anaerobes in polymicrobial communities and biofilms complicating diabetic foot ulcers – SL Percival – International Wound Journal

Human gut microbiome

Impact of gut microbiota on neurological diseases: Diet composition and novel treatments – A L-Garcia – Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition

Composition and richness of the serum microbiome differ by age and link to systemic inflammation – TW Buford – GeroScience

Animal microbiome 

Review: The gut microbiome of nonhuman primates: Lessons in ecology and evolution – JB Clayton – American Journal of Primatology

Culture-based analysis of Pristionchus-associated microbiota from beetles and figs for studying nematode-bacterial interactions – N Akduman – PLoS One

Diet simplification selects for high gut microbial diversity and strong fermenting ability in high-altitude pikas – H Li – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Rhizospheric bacterial isolates of grass pea (Lathyrus sativus L.) endowed with multiple plant growth promoting traits – A Mussa – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Diversity of culturable methylotrophic bacteria in different genotypes of groundnut and their potential for plant growth promotion – R. Krishnamoorthy – 3 Biotech

Environmental factors shaping the diversity of bacterial communities that promote rice production – Z Wu – BMC Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Basin-scale seasonal changes in marine free-living bacterioplankton community in the Ofunato Bay – MS Reza – Gene

Decay of sewage-associated bacterial communities in fresh and marine environmental waters and sediment – W Ahmed – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

 

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June 5, 2018

A model to study the effect of horizontal gene transfer on maintaining equilibrium in microbial communities, antimicrobial tolerance in brewery biofilms, the sperm whale microbiota.

General microbiome

Horizontal Gene Transfer Can Help Maintain the Equilibrium of Microbial Communities – Yuhang Fan – Journal of Theoretical Biology

Human gut microbiome

Review: Carcinogenesis as a Result of Multiple Inflammatory and Oxidative Hits: a Comprehensive Review from Tumor Microenvironment to Gut Microbiota – Floriana Morgillo – Neoplasia

Animal experiments

Extrathymically Generated Regulatory T Cells Establish a Niche for Intestinal Border-Dwelling Bacteria and Affect Physiologic Metabolite Balance – Clarissa Campbell – Immunity

Animal microbiome

Pre-print: Microbiome interaction networks and community structure from lab-reared and field-collected Aedes aegypti, Aedes albopictus, and Culex quinquefasciatus mosquito vectors – Shivanand Hegde – bioRxiv

Pre-print: Metagenomics reveals diet-specific specialization in fungus gardens of grass- and dicot-cutter ants – Lily Khadempour – bioRxiv

Occurrence of anthropozoonotic parasitic infections and faecal microbes in free-ranging sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) from the Mediterranean Sea – Carlos Hermosilla – Parasitology Research

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Root-associated bacteria influencing mycelial growth of Tricholoma matsutake (pine mushroom) – Seung-Yoon Oh – Journal of Microbiology

Determinants of Soil Bacterial and Fungal Community Composition Toward Carbon-Use Efficiency Across Primary and Secondary Forests in a Costa Rican Conservation Area – Katie M McGee – Microbial Ecology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Pre-print: Competition and Synergy Between Prochlorococcus and Synechococcus Under Ocean Acidification Conditions – James Jeffrey Morris – bioRxiv

Quantifying the Relative Contributions of Environmental Sources to the Microbial Community in an Urban Stream under Dry and Wet Weather Conditions – Darshan Baral – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

The deep continental subsurface: the dark biosphere – Cristina Escudero – International Microbiology

Food microbiology

Competitive inter-species interactions underlie the increased antimicrobial tolerance in multispecies brewery biofilms – Ilse Parijs – ISME Journal

Phages and viruses

Influence of gut microbiome on mucosal immune activation and SHIV viral transmission in naive macaques – Yongjun Sui – Mucosal Immunity

Techniques

Does universal 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing of environmental communities provide an accurate description of nitrifying guilds? – Vaibhav Diwan – Journal of Microbiological Methods

June 3, 2018

Today’s digest full of great and fun studies including a fungal survey of the atmosphere and links between gut microbiome and MS.

General Microbiome

RNA-based stable isotope probing (RNA-SIP) to unravel intestinal host-microbe interactions. Egert M. Methods

Environmental Sources of Bacteria Differentially Influence Host-Associated Microbial Dynamics.Cardona C. mSystems

Biohydrogen production from space crew’s waste simulants using thermophilic consolidated bioprocessing.Wang J. Bioresource Technology

Prevalence of <i>Trichomonas vaginalis</i> infection and protozoan load in South African women: a cross-sectional study.de Waaij DJ.BMJ Open

Time course metabolome of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass confirms correlation between leptin, body weight and the microbiome.Seridi L. PLoS One

Gut Microbiome

A gut feeling about multiple sclerosis.Quintana FJ. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Dietary fat and gut microbiota: mechanisms involved in obesity control.Coelho OGL. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition

Probiotic Species in the Modulation of Gut Microbiota: An Overview.Azad MAK J. Biomedical Research International.

The Relationship between Frequently Used Glucose-Lowering Agents and Gut Microbiota in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.Lv Y. Journal of Diabetes Research

The Gut Microbiome Profile in Obesity: A Systematic Review.Castaner O. International Journal of Endocrinology.

The <i>Lactobacillus</i> Bile Salt Hydrolase Repertoire Reveals Niche-Specific Adaptation.O’Flaherty S. mSphere

Skin Microbiome

Early-life skin microbiota in hospitalized preterm and full-term infants.Younge NE. Microbiome.

Oral Microbiome

Stimulated and unstimulated saliva samples have significantly different bacterial profiles.Gomar-Vercher S. PLoS

Alterations in the oral microbiome in HIV-infected participants after antiretroviral therapy administration are influenced by immune status.Presti RM. AIDS

Oral microbiota in youth with perinatally acquired HIV infection. Starr JR. Microbiome

Air and Water Microbiome

Biogeochemical probing of microbial communities in a basalt-hosted hot spring at Kverkfjöll volcano, Iceland.Cousins CR. Geobiology

Taxonomic diversity of fungi deposited from the atmosphere.Woo C. ISME Journal.

Model Communities Hint at Promiscuous Metabolic Linkages between Ubiquitous Free-Living Freshwater Bacteria.Garcia SL. mSphere.

Animal Experiments and Microbiome

Thermal processing of food reduces gut microbiota diversity of the host and triggers adaptation of the microbiota: evidence from two vertebrates.Zhang Z. Microbiome

Longevity extension in Drosophila through gut-brain communication.Westfall S. Scientific Reports

Exploring the diversity-stability paradigm using sponge microbial communities.Glasl B. Scientific Reports

Exploring the Microbiome of Callinectes sapidus (Maryland Blue Crab).Ramachandran P. Genome Announcements

Effect of different types of olive oil pomace dietary supplementation on the rumen microbial community profile in Comisana ewes.Mannelli F. Scientific Reports

Variation in faecal microbiota in a group of horses managed at pasture over a 12-month period.Salem SE. Scientific Reports

Intestinal microbiota composition is altered according to nutritional biorhythms in the leopard coral grouper (Plectropomus leopardus).Mekuchi M. PLoS One

Characterization of the fecal and mucosa-associated microbiota in dogs with colorectal epithelial tumors.Herstad KMV.PLoS One

Fungal, Bacterial, and Archaeal Diversity in the Digestive Tract of Several Beetle Larvae (Coleoptera). Ziganshina EE. Biomedical Research International.

Plant and Soil Microbiomes

Antibiotic Resistance in Plant-Pathogenic Bacteria. Sundin GW. Annual Review of Phytopathology

Characterization of Microbial Communities in Pilot-Scale Constructed Wetlands with <i>Salicornia</i> for Treatment of Marine Aquaculture Effluents.Ma X. Archaea.

Fall Armyworm-Associated Gut Bacteria Modulate Plant Defense Responses.Acevedo FE. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions

Multifunctional potential of endophytic and rhizospheric microbial isolates associated with Butia purpurascens roots for promoting plant growth.da Silva CF. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek

Rapid Microbial Community Changes During Initial Stages of Pine Litter Decomposition.Gołębiewski M. Microbial Ecology

In situ relationships between microbiota and potential pathobiota in Arabidopsis thaliana.Bartoli C. ISME Journal.

 

June 1, 2018

Happy June! A rich Digest today featuring evolution of antibiotic resistant Enterobacter, a review on links between gut microbiota and gastrointestinal cancers, and functional variation in the gut microbiome of wild Drosophila populations. Enjoy!

General microbiology

Metaproteomics method to determine carbon sources and assimilation pathways of species in microbial communities – Manuel Kleiner et al. – PNAS

Commentary: The need for independent research on the health effects of glyphosate-based herbicides – Philip J. Landrigan and Fiorella Belpoggi – Environmental Health

Antibiotic resistance

** Genomic and Geographic Context for the Evolution of High-Risk Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacter cloacae Complex Clones ST171 and ST78 – Angela Gomez-Simmonds, Medini K. Annavajhala and Zheng Wang et al. – mBio

Doctoral thesis: Implementation of an Antibiotic Stewardship Program for Urinary Tract Infections – Michel, Kaysha Pollyanna – Wilmington University

Preprint: Disrupting folate metabolism alters the capacity of bacteria in exponential growth to develop persisters to antibiotics – Jasmine Morgan et al. – bioRxiv

Pregnancy and early life

Probiotic supplementation and associated infant gut microbiome and health: a cautionary retrospective clinical comparison – C. Quin et al. – Scientific Reports

Human skin microbiome

The microbiota of traumatic, open fracture wounds is associated with mechanism of injury – Casey Bartow‐McKenney et al. – Wound Repair and Regeneration

Human gut microbiome

Review: Gut nutrient sensing and microbiota function in the control of energy homeostasis – Gilles Mithieux – Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care

Gut Microbiota: FFAR Reaching Effects on Islets – Medha Priyadarshini et al. – Endocrinology

Pathophysiology of diverticular disease – Kathleen M. Schieffer et al. – Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology

** Review: Gut microbiota-mediated inflammation in obesity: a link with gastrointestinal cancer – Patrice D. Cani & Benedicte F. Jordan – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Combining amplicon sequencing and metabolomics in cirrhotic patients highlights distinctive microbiota features involved in bacterial translocation, systemic inflammation and hepatic encephalopathy – Valerio Iebba et al. – Scientific Reports

Human gut-microbiome-brain axis

Review: Recognizing Depression from the Microbiota–Gut–Brain Axis – Shan Liang et al. – International Journal of Molecular Sciences

Review: Microbiota‐gut‐brain axis: Interaction of gut microbes and their metabolites with host epithelial barriers – Y. Bhattarai – Neurogastroenterology & Motility

Animal experiments

Enterobacter cloacae administration induces hepatic damage and subcutaneous fat accumulation in high-fat diet fed mice – Anniina Keskitalo et al. – PLoS One

Mouse: Intestinal microbiota enhances pancreatic carcinogenesis in preclinical models – Ryan M Thomas et al. – Carcinogenesis

Consumption of transglycosylated starch down-regulates expression of mucosal innate immune response genes in the large intestine using a pig model – Barbara U. Metzler-Zebeli et al. – British Journal of Nutrition

N-Acetyl-Cysteine Alleviates Gut Dysbiosis and Glucose Metabolic Disorder in High-Fat Diet-Induced Mice – Junping Zheng et al. – Journal of Diabetes

The Ramazzini Institute 13-week pilot study on glyphosate and Roundup administered at human-equivalent dose to Sprague Dawley rats: effects on the microbiome – Qixing Mao and Fabiana Manservisi et al. – Environmental Health

Animal microbiome

Insights into the gut microbiota of freshwater shrimp and its associations with the surrounding microbiota and environmental factors – Yanting Zhao et al. – Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Bacterial Microbiota Assemblage in Aedes albopictus Mosquitoes and Its Impacts on Larval Development – Xiaoming Wang et al. – Molecular Ecology

Cockroach: The role of gut microbiota in the regulation of standard metabolic rate in female Periplaneta americana – Paul A. Ayayee et al. – PeerJ

Preliminary Analysis of the Proteome of Exhaled Breath Condensate in Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) – Bergfelt, Don R et al. – Aquatic Mammals

** Functional variation in the gut microbiome of wild Drosophila populations – Alyssa Bost et al. – Molecular Ecology

Plant, root and soil microbiome

Book chapter: Genomic Identification and Analysis of Specialized Metabolite Biosynthetic Gene Clusters in Plants Using PlantiSMASH – Satria A. Kautsar et al. – Plant Chemical Genomics

Compositional and abundance changes of nitrogen-cycling genes in plant-root microbiomes along a salt marsh chronosequence – Miao Wang et al. – Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Effects of transgenic Bt rice on the active rhizospheric methanogenic archaeal community as revealed by DNA-based stable isotope probing – Cheng Han et al. – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Unlocking the bacterial and fungal communities assemblages of sugarcane microbiome – Rafael Soares Correa de Souza et al. – Scientific Reports

Diversity of culturable methylotrophic bacteria in different genotypes of groundnut and their potential for plant growth promotion – R. Krishnamoorthy et al. – 3 Biotech

Water and extremophile microbiome

Bacterial Communities Changes during Food Waste Spoilage – Shanghua Wu et al. – Scientific Reports

Impact of anti-acidification microbial consortium on carbohydrate metabolism of key microbes during food waste composting – Caihong Song et al. – Bioresource Technology

Exploratory Study of Archaebacteria and their Habitat in Underground, Opencast Coal Mines and Coal Mine Fire Areas of Dhanbad – D. Mukherjee et al. – Journal of the Geological Society of India

Book chapter: A Practical Guide to Studying the Microbiology of Karst Aquifers – Olivia S. Hershey et al. – Karst Water Environment

Phages and viruses

Responses of intestinal virome to silver nanoparticles: safety assessment by classical virology, whole-genome sequencing and bioinformatics approaches – Kuppan Gokulan and Aschalew Z Bekele et al. – International Journal of Nanomedicine

Technology

In silico design of novel proton-pump inhibitors with reduced adverse effects – Xiaoyi Li et al. – Frontiers of Medicine

Preprint: Diagnosing Bacterial Vaginosis with a Novel, Clinically-Actionable Molecular Diagnostic Tool – Joseph P Jarvis et al. – bioRxiv

Bioinformatics

PhyMet2: a database and toolkit for phylogenetic and metabolic analyses of methanogens – Burdukiewicz Michał et al. – Environmental Microbiology Reports

Microbes in the news

Robert Chapkin on Relationships Between the Gut Microbiome, Diet, and Colorectal Cancer – Cancer Network

What are bacteria doing in the bladder? – Gregor Reid – Nature Reviews Urology

May 31, 2018

Metagenomic analysis of the endangered kakapo fecal microbiota, a role for the microbiota in the social interaction habits of mice, using fecal metabolomics to readout functions of the gut microbiome.

General microbiome

Pre-print: Measuring the archaeome: detection and quantification of archaea signatures in the human body – Manuela R Pausan – bioRxiv

Human skin microbiome

Short‐term direct contact with soil and plant materials leads to an immediate increase in diversity of skin microbiota – Mira Grönroos – Microbiology Open

Human oral microbiome

Preliminary esophageal microbiome studies prompt important scientific questions – Yash Choksi – Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology

Human urinary microbiome

Calcium Oxalate Urolithiasis: A Case of Missing Microbes? – Carlos Alfredo Batagello – Journal of Endourology

Animal experiments

Social interaction-induced activation of RNA splicing in the amygdala of microbiome-deficient mice – Roman M Stilling – eLIFE

Differences in cecal microbiome of selected high and low feather-pecking laying hens – P Birkl – Poultry Science

Digestive microbiota is different in pigs receiving antimicrobials or a feed additive during the nursery period – Cassandra Soler – PLOS ONE

Dietary supplementation with yeast hydrolysate in pregnancy influences colostrum yield and gut microbiota of sows and piglets after birth – Shah Hasah – PLOS ONE

Dietary sodium butyrate improves intestinal development and function by modulating the microbial community in broilers – Wei Wu – PLOS ONE

Animal microbiome

Network-guided genomic and metagenomic analysis of the faecal microbiota of the critically endangered kakapo – David W Waite – Scientific Reports

Bacterial diversity and community structure of the intestinal microbiome of Channel Catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) during ontogenesis – Francisca A Burgos – Systematic and Applied Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Pre-print: Consortia of anti-nematode fungi and bacteria in the rhizosphere of soybean plants attacked by root-knot nematodes – Hirokazu Toju – bioRxiv

The importance of phyllosphere on plant functional ecology: a phyllo trait manifesto – Bruno H P Rosado – New Phytologist

Biocatalytic potential of Streptomyces spp. isolates from rhizosphere of plants and mycorrhizosphere of fungi – Jelena Spasic – Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry

Hosts do not simply outsource pathogen resistance to protective symbionts – Jan Hrček – Evolution

Water and extremophile microbiome

Microbial Diversity in Sediments from the Bottom of the Challenger Deep, the Mariana Trench – Takuro Nunoura – Microbes and Environments

Microbial Community Composition and Putative Biogeochemical Functions in the Sediment and Water of Tropical Granite Quarry Lakes – Amit Kumar – Microbial Ecology

Bloom of a denitrifying methanotroph, “Candidatus Methylomirabilis limnetica”, in a deep stratified lake – Jon S Graf – Environmental Microbiology

Food microbiology

Microbiome dynamics during spontaneous fermentations of sound grapes in comparison with sour rot and Botrytis infected grapes – Jessica Lleixà – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Pre-print: Microbial Community Structure and Diversity of Shrimp Paste at Different Fermentation Stages – Dai Lingying – bioRxiv

Bioinformatics

MetaHMM: A webserver for identifying novel genes with specified functions in metagenomic samples – Balázs Szalkai – Genomics

Metabolomics

The fecal metabolome as a functional readout of the gut microbiome – Jonas Zierer – Nature Genetics

More microbes

Pre-print: Aggregation of Vibrio cholerae by cationic polymers enhances quorum sensing but over-rides biofilm dissipation in response to autoinduction – Nicolas Perez-Soto – bioRxiv

Microbes in the news

Virus genes from city pond rescue bacteria – ScienceDaily

May 29, 2018

 

Today we have an interesting review discussing the best practices for performing a microbiome study by R. Knight, “Microbial wars” – a brief overview on microbial competition by M.A. Bauer. Check many other interesting papers, particularly “crowded” section of Soil microbes, while in news you can read how scientists tested bacteria’s power to boost broccoli growth in space. Enjoy!

General microbiome

Review: Best practices for analysing microbiomes – Rob Knight – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Microbial wars: Competition in ecological niches and within the microbiome – Maria A. Bauer – Microbial Cell

Review: Concepts and Methods to Access Novel Antibiotics from Actinomycetes – Joachim J. Hug  – Antibiotics

 

 

Human gut microbiome

Gut Microbiota and Human Health: Insights From Ecological Restoration – Matthew R. Orr – The Quarterly Review of Biology

Maternal omega-3 fatty acids regulate offspring obesity through persistent modulation of gut microbiota – Ruairi C. Robertson – Microbiome

Current Evidence for the Management of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Using Fecal Microbiota Transplantation – Seong Ran Jeon – Current Infectious Disease Reports

The contribution of culturomics to the repertoire of isolated human bacterial and archaeal species – Melhem Bilen – Microbiome

Animal experiments

Gut microbes contribute to variation in solid organ transplant outcomes in mice – Christine M. McIntosh – Microbiome

Animal microbiome 

Necessary Sequencing Depth and Clustering Method to Obtain Relatively Stable Diversity Patterns in Studying Fish Gut Microbiota – Fanshu Xiao – Current Microbiology

Microbial shifts in the swine nasal microbiota in response to parenteral antimicrobial administration – Mohamed Zeineldin – Microbial Pathogenesis

Photobacterium malacitanum sp. nov., and Photobacterium andalusiense sp. nov., two new bacteria isolated from diseased farmed fish in Southern Spain – Alejandro M. Labella – Systematic and Applied Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Effects of genetically modified Burkholderia pyrrocinia JK-SH007E1 on soil microbial community in poplar rhizosphere – L. He – Forest Pathology

Dynamics of soil nitrogen fractions and their relationship with soil microbial communities in two forest species of northern China – Dong Liu – PLOS One

Short-term transcriptional response of microbial communities to N-fertilization in a pine forest soil – Michaeline B.N. Albright – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Spatial structuring of soil microbial communities in commercial apple orchards – Greg Deakin – Applied Soil Ecology

Dynamics of soil nitrogen fractions and their relationship with soil microbial communities in two forest species of northern China – Dong Liu – PLOS One

Effects of winter snowpack and nitrogen addition on the soil microbial community in a temperate forest in northeastern China – Guoyong Yan – Ecological Indicators

Responses of soil bacterial communities to Conyza canadensis invasion with different cover classes along a climatic gradient* – Congyan Wang – CLEAN Soil Water

Shifts in microbial community structure and soil nitrogen mineralization following short-term soil amendment with the ammonifier Bacillus amyloliquefaciens DT – Cai Hui – International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation

Restoration with pioneer plants changes soil properties and remodels the diversity and structure of bacterial communities in rhizosphere and bulk soil of copper mine tailings in Jiangxi Province, China – Xiaoyan Sun – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Enhancer assisted-phytoremediation of mercury-contaminated soils by Oxalis corniculata L., and rhizosphere microorganism distribution of Oxalis corniculata L. – Zhongchuang Liu – Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Draft Genome Sequence of the Plant Growth-Promoting Sphingobium sp. Strain AEW4, Isolated from the Rhizosphere of the Beachgrass Ammophila breviligulata – Abanoub E. Wanees – Genome Announcements

Cultivar-specific response of bacterial community to cadmium contamination in the rhizosphere of rice (Oryza sativa L.)  – Dandi Hou – Environmental Pollution

Elevated CO2 increases the abundance but simplifies networks of soybean rhizosphere fungal community in Mollisol soils – Zhenhua Yu – Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment

Suppression of Alternaria blight disease and plant growth promotion of mustard (Brassica juncea L.) by antagonistic rhizosphere bacteria – R. Sharma – Applied Soil Ecology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Salipaludibacillus halalkaliphilus sp. nov., a moderately haloalkaliphilic bacterium from a coastal-marine wetland – Mohammad Ali Amoozegar – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Insights into Brevibacillus borstelensis AK1 through Whole Genome Sequencing: A Thermophilic Bacterium Isolated from a Hot Spring in Saudi Arabia – Amjad B. Khalil – BioMed Research International

Seasonal dynamics of bacterioplankton community in a large, shallow, highly dynamic freshwater lake – Zhaoyu Kong – Canadian Journal of Microbiology

Sediment microbial communities influenced by cool hydrothermal fluid migration – Laura A. Zinke – Frontiers in Microbiology / Extreme Microbiology

Microbial interactions with dissolved organic matter drive carbon dynamics and community succession’ – Xiaoqin Wu – Frontiers in Microbiology / Microbiological Chemistry and Geomicrobiology

Metabolites change of Scenedesmus obliquus exerted by AgNPs – Pu Wang – Journal of Environmental Sciences

Built environment

Cultivable microbial diversity associated with cellular phones – Rashmi Kurli – Frontiers in Microbiology / Systems Microbiology

Food microbiology

A bioinformatics pipeline integrating predictive metagenomics profiling for the analysis of 16S rDNA/rRNA sequencing data originated from foods – Marios Mataragas – Food Microbiology

Phages and viruses

Identification of a bacteriophage from an environmental multidrug-resistant E. coli isolate and its function in horizontal transfer of ARGs – Qiang Wang – Science of The Total Environment

Metagenomic analysis of the RNA fraction of the fecal virome indicates high diversity in pigs infected by porcine endemic diarrhea virus in the United States – Qi Chen – Virology Journal

Bioinformatics

Evaluating the use of diversity indices to distinguish between microbial communities with different traits – Sergey Feranchuka – Research in Microbiology

Taxonomic and functional compositions impacted by the quality of metatranscriptomic assemblies – Maggie Lau – Frontiers in Microbiology – Microbiological Chemistry and Geomicrobiology

Biotechnology

Practical applications of PCR primers in detection of anammox bacteria effectively from different types of samples – Zhichao Zhou – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Systems analysis of phosphate-limitation-induced lipid accumulation by the oleaginous yeast Rhodosporidium toruloides – Yanan Wang – Biotechnology for Biofuels

Review: A decade of understanding secondary metabolism in Pseudomonas spp. for sustainable agriculture and pharmaceutical applications – Izzah Shahid – Environmental Sustainability

Microbes in the news

Could we work together with our bacteria to stop infection?

Scientists test bacteria’s power to boost broccoli growth in space

May 28, 2018

 

In our short digest today, you could read articles on animal experiments and pre-prints on techniques!

Human gut microbiome

Preprint: Using molecular ecological network analysis to explore the effects of chemotherapy on intestinal microbial communities of colorectal cancer patients – J Cong – bioRxiv

Animal experiments 

Anti-diabetic effect of baicalein is associated with the modulation of gut microbiota in streptozotocin and high-fat-diet induced diabetic rats – B Zhang – Journal of Functional Foods

Effects of limestone inclusion on growth performance, intestinal microbiota, and the jejunal transcriptomic profile when fed to weaning pigs – L Blavi – Animal Feed Science and Technology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Soil microbiological attributes indicate recovery of an iron mining area and of the biological quality of adjacent phytophysiognomies – AO Silva – Ecological Indicators

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Response of microbial populations regulating nutrient biogeochemical cycles to oiling of coastal saltmarshes from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill – H-S Bae – Environmental Pollution

 

Techniques

Preprint: Using the Wax moth larva Galleria mellonella infection model to detect emerging bacterial pathogens – R Hernandez – bioRxiv

Preprint: Isolation and antibiotic profile of Vibrio spp. final effluents of two wastewater treatment plants in the Eastern Cape of South Africa – O Osuolale – bioRxiv

Conventional wastewater treatment and reuse site practices modify bacterial community structure but do not eliminate some opportunistic pathogens in reclaimed water – P Kulkarni – Science of The Total Environment

Effect of temperature and pH on the community dynamics of coagulase-negative staphylococci during spontaneous meat fermentation in a model system – DA Stavropoulou – Food Microbiology