August 7, 2018

Today’s Digest features a lot of soil and plant microbiome articles. Highlights include an opinion piece on hypothesis-driven microbiome research, a study on the spread of MCR-3 colistin resistance in China, and a consortium of bacteria to protect plants from pathogents.

General microbiology

** Are microbiome studies ready for hypothesis-driven research? – Anupriya Tripathi et al. – Current Opinion in Microbiology

Mitracarpus frigidus: A promising antifungal in the treatment of vulvovaginal candidiasis – Lara M. Campos et al. – Industrial Crops and Products

Isolation, growth, enzyme assay and identification via 16S rRNA full sequencing of cellulolytic microbes from Nepal for biofuel production – Binayak Raj Pandey et al. – Renewable Energy

Review (Uncorrected Proof): From hairballs to hypotheses – biological insights from microbial networks – Lisa Röttjers & Karoline Faust – FEMS Microbiology Reviews

Review: Barriers and opportunities in bio-based production of hydrocarbons – Yongjin J. Zhou, Eduard J. Kerkhoven & Jens Nielsen – Nature Energy

Antibiotic resistance

** Spread of MCR-3 Colistin Resistance in China: An Epidemiological, Genomic and Mechanistic Study – Yongchang Xu et al. – EBioMedicine

Long-term organic fertilization increased antibiotic resistome in phyllosphere of maize – Qing-Lin Chen et al. – Science of The Total Environment

Carbapenem resistance in bacteria isolated from soil and water environments in Algeria – Katia DJENADI et al. – Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance

Human respiratory microbiome

Prospective study of timing and pattern of bacteria and viruses in the nasopharyngeal microbiome in a birth cohort – J.L.Mathew et al. – International Journal of Infectious Diseases

Human gut microbiome

Population changes of colon lumen microbiota in patients with chronic hepatitis C – A. Sydorchuk et al. – International Journal of Infectious Diseases

Multi-site human microbiome

Metagenomics of pigmented and cholesterol gallstones: the putative role of bacteria – S. H. Kose et al. – Scientific Reports

Food microbiology

Amplicon and shotgun metagenomic sequencing indicates that microbial ecosystems present in cheese brines reflect environmental inoculation during the cheese production process – Louise Vermote et al. – International Dairy Journal

Exploring core functional microbiota responsible for the production of volatile flavour during the traditional brewing of Wuyi Hong Qu glutinous rice wine – Zi-Rui Huang et al. – Food Microbiology

Review: Spoilage yeasts: What are the sources of contamination of foods and beverages? – A. Hernández et al. – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Animal experiments

Consumption of virgin coconut oil in Wistar rats increases saturated fatty acids in the liver and adipose tissue, as well as adipose tissue inflammation – Marianade Moura e Dias et al. – Journal of Functional Foods

Experimental microbial dysbiosis does not promote disease progression in SIV-infected macaques – Alexandra M. Ortiz et al. – Nature Medicine

Animal microbiome

Whole genome sequences to assess the link between antibiotic and metal resistance in three coastal marine bacteria isolated from the mummichog gastrointestinal tract – Nicole A. Lloyd, Sylvie Nazaret & TamarBarkay – Marine Pollution Bulletin

Inferences of gut bacterial diversity from next-generation sequencing of 16S rDNA in deep sea blind ray – Benthobatis moresbyi – Tina Kollannoor Johny et al. – Ecological Genetics and Genomics

Characterization of the fecal microbiota of healthy horses – Holly L. Stewart et al. – American Journal of Veterinary Research

Plant, root and soil microbiome

Comparative mangrove metagenome reveals global prevalence of heavy metals and antibiotic resistome across different ecosystems – Madangchanok Imchen et al. – Scientific Reports

Structural development and assembly patterns of the root-associated microbiomes during phytoremediation – Yanmei Chen et al. – Science of The Total Environment

A Method for Collecting Atmospheric Microbial Samples From Set Altitudes for Use With Next-Generation Sequencing Techniques to Characterize Communities – Allison M Spring et al. – Air, Soil and Water Research

Plant-microbe interactions drive denitrification rates, dissolved nitrogen removal, and the abundance of denitrification genes in stormwater control measures – Natalie R Morse et al. – Environmental Science & Technology

Short- and long-term warming alters soil microbial community and relates to soil traits – Hongying Yu et al. – Applied Soil Ecology

Environmental variables better explain changes in potential nitrification and denitrification activities than microbial properties in fertilized forest soils – Yuqian Tang et al. – Science of The Total Environment

Wheat rhizosphere harbors a less complex and more stable microbial co-occurrence pattern than bulk soil – Kunkun Fan et al. – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Influence of biochars on the accessibility of organochlorine pesticides and microbial community in contaminated soils – Neelum Ali et al. – Science of The Total Environment

Structure and activity of soil microbial communities in three Mediterranean forests – Felicia Grosso et al. – Applied Soil Ecology

Species-associated differences in the below-ground microbiomes of wild and domesticated Setaria – Srinivasa R. Chaluvadi & Jeff Bennetzen – Frontiers in Plant Science

Review: Processes that determine the interplay of root exudation, methane emission and yield in rice agriculture – D. Maurer et al. – Plant Biology

** Nutrient-and Dose-Dependent Microbiome-Mediated Protection against a Plant Pathogen – Maureen Berg & Britt Koskella – Current Biology

Network Analyses Can Advance Above-Belowground Ecology – Kelly S.Ramirez et al. – Trends in Plant Science

Minireview: Microbial anaerobic Fe(II) oxidation – ecology, mechanisms and environmental implications – C Bryce et al. – Environmental Microbiology

Phages and viruses

No detectable effect of Wolbachia wMel on the prevalence and abundance of the RNA virome of Drosophila melanogaster – Mang Shi et al. – Proceedings B

Co-Infection Patterns in Individual Ixodes scapularis Ticks Reveal Associations between Viral, Eukaryotic and Bacterial Microorganisms – Shaun T. Cross et al. – Viruses

Investigation of recombination-intense viral groups and their genes in the Earth’s virome – Jan P. Meier-Kolthoff et al. – Scientific Reports

Microbes in the news

Endophytes: Study Shows GMO Corn Has No Impact On Good Bacteria – Science 2.0

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August 6, 2018

In today’s digest, look for probiotic trials for renal insufficiency and metabolic syndrome, experimental dysbiosis in SIV-infected primates, bacterial and fungal network analyses in soils, and recombination in the human virome. Plus, bacteria in the popular press, hints for scientists using Twitter, the first stem cell therapies for Parkinson’s Disease, and more!

Human gut microbiome
Antigenic mimicry of ubiquitin by the gut bacterium Bacteroides fragilis: a potential link with autoimmune disease – Linda Stewart – Clinical and Experimental Immunology

Animal experiments
Experimental microbial dysbiosis does not promote disease progression in SIV-infected macaques – Alexandra M. Ortiz – Nature Medicine

Addition of dairy lipids and probiotic Lactobacillus fermentum in infant formula programs gut microbiota and entero-insular axis in adult minipigs – Marion Lemaire – Scientific Reports

Animal microbiome
Increased Numbers of Culturable Inhibitory Bacterial Taxa May Mitigate the Effects of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in Australian Wet Tropics Frogs – Sara C. Bell – Frontiers in Microbiology

Characterization of the fecal microbiota of healthy horses – Holly L. Stewart – American Journal of Veterinary Research

Plant, root, and soil microbiome
Microbes follow Humboldt: temperature drives plant and soil microbial diversity patterns from the Amazon to the Andes – Andrew T. Nottingham – Ecology

Soil bacterial networks are less stable under drought than fungal networks – Franciska T. de Vries – Nature Communications

Contrasting distribution patterns between aquatic and terrestrial Phytophthora species along a climatic gradient are linked to functional traits – Miguel A. Redondo – The ISME Journal

Variations in microbial community and di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) dissipation in different rhizospheric compartments between low- and high-DEHP accumulating cultivars of rice (Oryza sativa L.) – Xue-Xue Chen – Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Water and extremophile microbiome
Evaluation of performance and microbial community successional patterns in an integrated OCO reactor under ZnO nanoparticle stress – Zhenghui Liu – RSC Advances

Screening of quorum quenching activity of the bacteria isolated from dairy industry waste activated sludge – J. Kaur – International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology

Food Microbiology
Identification of Mesophilic Spore-formers in Whey Powder using Shotgun Metagenomic Sequencing – Aoife J. McHugh – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Probiotics/Prebiotics
An open-label, randomized, placebo-controlled study on the effectiveness of a novel probiotics administration protocol (ProbiotiCKD) in patients with mild renal insufficiency (stage 3a of CKD) – Mariadelina Simeoni – European Journal of Nutrition

Probiotic and synbiotic supplementation could improve metabolic syndrome in prediabetic adults: A randomized controlled trial – Nazila Kassaian – Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research & Reviews

Phages and viruses
Investigation of recombination-intense viral groups and their genes in the Earth’s virome – Jan P. Meier-Kolthoff – Scientific Reports

Microbes in the news
Hong Kong Subway Study Shows How Quickly Bacteria Travel Across a City – Gizmodo

Bacteria hysteria
Please Don’t Give Up Your Pet Over The Fear Of Dog-Lick Bacteria – Huffington Post

Science, publishing, and career
Scientists on Twitter: Preaching to the choir or singing from the rooftops? – Isabelle Côté – Facets

Alyson’s non-microbiology picks
‘Reprogrammed’ stem cells to be tested in people with Parkinson’s

These tiny, stretchy speakers and microphones let your skin play music

August 5, 2018

Have a good sunday! Today, in Microbiome Digest: several reviews focused in clinical aspects of the microbiome, associations between malnutrition and dysbiosis, a study observing the effect of prebiotics on autism spectrum disorders, influence of the microbiome on mouse brain, the impact of storage and DNA extraction on microbiota analysis, and much more!

 

Human and General Microbiome

Review: The Interaction of the Gut Microbiota with the Mucus Barrier in Health and Disease in Human – Anthony P. Corfield – Microorganisms

Review: Next generation microbiology and cystic fibrosis diagnostics: are we there yet? – Claus Moser – Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine

Review: Proton Pump Inhibitors: Risks and Rewards and Emerging Consequences to the Gut Microbiome –  Amandeep Singh – Nutrition in Clinical Practice

Review: The Gut Microbiome in Patients with Intestinal Failure: Current Evidence and Implications for Clinical Practice – Esther Neelis – Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition

Review: The Esophageal Microbiome in Health and Disease – Brooke Corning – Current Gastroenterology Reports

Review: Microbiota issue in CKD: how promising are gut-targeted approaches? – Carmela Cosola – Journal of Nephrology

Review: Neuroimmunophysiology of the gut: advances and emerging concepts focusing on the epithelium – Keith A. Sharkey – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Commentary: The Perturbance of Microbiome and Gut-Brain Axis in Autism Spectrum Disorders – Greta Fowlie – International Journal of Molecular Sciences

Comment: Causality in dietary interventions-building a case for gut microbiota – Yan Y. Lam – Genome Medicine

Emergent simplicity in microbial community assembly – Joshua E. Goldford – Science

Contraception: Influence on Vaginal Microbiota and Identification of Vaginal Lactobacilli Using MALDI-TOF MS and 16S rDNA Sequencing – Sonia E. Fosch – The Open Microbiology Journal

Gut Microbiota Dysbiosis is Associated with Malnutrition and Reduced Plasma Amino Acid Levels: Lessons from Genome-Scale Metabolic Modeling – Manish Kumar – Metabolic Engineering

Photobiomodulation of the microbiome: implications for metabolic and inflammatory diseases – Brian Bicknell – Lasers in Medical Science

Roxithromycin regulates intestinal microbiota and alters colonic epithelial gene expression – Cheng Zhang – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Whole Cell Cross-Linking to Discover Host-Microbe Protein Cognate Receptor/Ligand Pairs – Bart C. Weimer – Frontiers in Microbiology

 

Animal Microbiome

The gut microbiota drives the impact of bile acids and fat source in diet on mouse metabolism – Sarah Just – Microbiome

Changes in feeding habits promoted the differentiation of the composition and function of gut microbiotas between domestic dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) and gray wolves (Canis lupus) – Tianshu Lyu – AMB Express

The effect of dietary lipid on gut microbiota in a senescence-accelerated prone mouse model (SAMP8) – Kazushi Yamamoto – Biogerontology

Moderate Dietary Protein Restriction Optimized Gut Microbiota and Mucosal Barrier in Growing Pig Model – Xiyue Chen – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

Effects of Sub-Chronic MPTP Exposure on Behavioral and Cognitive Performance and the Microbiome of Wild-Type and mGlu8 Knockout Female and Male Mice – Eileen Ruth S. Torres – Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience

Microbiota influence the development of the brain and behaviors in C57BL/6J mice – Jing Lu – PLoS ONE

Intestinal Microbiota Lipid Metabolism Varies across Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) Phylogeographic Divide – Christina C. Yildirimer – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Chronic refined low-fat diet consumption reduces cholecystokinin satiation in rats – Mathilde Guerville – European Journal of Nutrition

The dynamics of the piglet gut microbiome during the weaning transition in association with health and nutrition – Robin B. Guevarra – Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology

 

Methodologies

Combined bacterial and fungal intestinal microbiota analyses: Impact of storage conditions and DNA extraction protocols – Cécile Angebault – PLoS ONE

 

Beneficial Microbes and Compounds

A prebiotic intervention study in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) – Roberta Grimaldi – Microbiome

Chemical Compositions of Cold-pressed Broccoli, Carrot and Cucumber Seed Flours, and Their in Vitro Gut Microbiota Modulatory, Anti-inflammatory and Free Radical Scavenging Properties – Uyory Choe – Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

 

Pathogen Research

Review: Nontuberculous Mycobacteria in Cystic Fibrosis – Brian S. Furukawa – Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

August 3, 2018

Happy Friday! Today’s digest includes the axolotl microbiome, carbon processing in thawing permafrost, and esterases discovered in hot spring microbial mats. In addition, there’s a Nature career column discussing why it’s not a ‘failure’ to leave academia. Enjoy!

Multi-site human microbiome

Optimizing body fluid recognition from microbial taxonomic profiles – Eirik Nataas Hanssen – Forensic Science International

Human oral microbiome

Dysbiosis of the buccal mucosa microbiome in primary Sjögren’s syndrome patients – Taco A van der Meulen – Rheumatology

Human respiratory microbiome

Comparison of the upper and lower airway microbiota in children with chronic lung diseases – Bushra Ahmed – PLoS One

Human vaginal microbiome

Review: Case for a role of the microbiome in gynecologic cancers: Clinician’s perspective – Ismail Mert – Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Research

Human gut microbiome

Enhanced preservation of the human intestinal microbiota by ridinilazole, a novel Clostridium difficile-targeting antibacterial, compared to vancomycin – Cheleste M. Thorpe – PLoS One

Animal experiments

Euphorbia kansui fry-baked with vinegar modulates gut microbiota and reduces intestinal toxicity in rats – DongjingJiang – Journal of Ethnopharmacology

Animal microbiome

Experimentally induced metamorphosis in highly regenerative axolotl (ambystoma mexicanum) under constant diet restructures microbiota – Turan Demircan – Scientific Reports

Response of host–bacterial colonization in shrimp to developmental stage, environment and disease – Jinbo Xiong – Molecular Ecology

Wild Bee Pollen Usage and Microbial Communities Co-vary Across Landscapes – Quinn S. McFrederick – Microbial Ecology

Microbiomes of gall-inducing copepod crustaceans from the corals Stylophora pistillata (Scleractinia) and Gorgonia ventalina (Alcyonacea) – Pavel V. Shelyakin – Scientific Reports

Effect of dietary fat to starch content on fecal microbiota composition and activity in dogs – Sofia Schauf – Journal of Animal Science

Primer: The importance of being persistent: The first true resident gut symbiont in Drosophila – Dali Ma – PLoS Biology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Genome-centric view of carbon processing in thawing permafrost – Ben J. Woodcroft – Nature

Review: Uptake of bacteria into living plant cells, the unifying and distinct feature of the nitrogen-fixing root nodule symbiosis – Martin Parniske – Current Opinion in Plant Biology

Pre-print: Unlocking a high bacterial diversity in the coralloid root microbiome from the cycad genus Dioon – Pablo de Jesus Suarez-Moo – bioRxiv

Water and extremophile microbiome

Discovery of a diverse set of esterases from hot spring microbial mat and sea sediment metagenomes – RaviRanjan – International Journal of Biological Macromolecules

Built environment

Microbial communities and functional genes of nitrogen cycling in an electrolysis augmented constructed wetland treating wastewater treatment plant effluent – Pengfei Zhang – Chemosphere

Science, publishing, and career

Why it is not a ‘failure’ to leave academia – Philipp Kruger – Nature

August 2, 2018

In today’s Microbiome Digest you can read about: the connection of mother’s microbiota and development of psychiatric disorders by M.G. Codagnone; pulmonary microbiome by A.N. Costa; microbiome and allergic diseases by M.Pascal; olfactory communication via microbiota in birds by O. Maraci; global topsoil microbiome by M. Bahram and many more. Enjoy your hot summer read!

Pregnancy and early life

Review: Programming Bugs: Microbiota and the Developmental Origins of Brain Health and Disease – Martin G.Codagnone – Biological Psychiatry

Human respiratory microbiome

The pulmonary microbiome: challenges of a new paradigm – André Nathan Costa – Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia

Oral microbiology

Are the mutans streptococci still considered relevant to understanding the microbial etiology of dental caries? – Jeffrey A. Banas – BMC Oral Health

Predicting oral malodour based on the microbiota in saliva samples using a deep learning approach – Yoshio Nakano – BMC Oral Health

Human skin microbiome

The Environmental Exposures and Inner- and Intercity Traffic Flows of the Metro System May Contribute to the Skin Microbiome and Resistome – Kang Kang – Cell Reports

Human gut microbiome

Alterations in the Gut Microbiota of Rats Chronically Exposed to Volatilized Cocaine and Its Active Adulterants Caffeine and Phenacetin – Cecilia Scorza – Neurotoxicity Research

Origination, change, and modulation of geriatric disease-related gut microbiota during life – Muhammad Shahid Riaz Rajoka – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Rapid gastrointestinal loss of Clostridial Clusters IV and XIVa in the ICU associates with an expansion of gut pathogens – Alexandra E. Livanos – PLOS One

Minireview: Microbiome and Allergic Diseases – Mariona Pascal – Frontiers in Immunology / Mucosal Immunity

Comparison of Microbiota in Patients Treated by Surgery or Chemotherapy by 16S rRNA Sequencing Reveals Potential Biomarkers for Colorectal Cancer Therapy – Xingming Deng – Frontiers in Microbiology / Antimicrobials, Resistance and Chemotherapy

Moxibustion treatment modulates the gut microbiota and immune function in a dextran sulphate sodium-induced colitis rat model – Qin Qi – World Journal of Gastroenterology

Helicobacter pylori in human health and disease: Mechanisms for local gastric and systemic effects – Denisse Bravo – World Journal of Gastroenterology

Acquisition of MACPF domain-encoding genes is the main contributor to LPS glycan diversity in gut Bacteroides species – Valentina Laclare McEneany – The ISME Journal

Drivers of Microbiome Biodiversity: A Review of General Rules, Feces, and Ignorance – Aspen T. Reese – mBio

Effects of prebiotic inulin-type fructans on blood metabolite and hormone concentrations and faecal microbiota and metabolites in overweight dogs – Celeste Alexander – British Journal of Nutrition

Standardization of gut microbiota analysis: Variability in samples taken at different times from single case and the effect of the freezing the sample – F. Saglam – International Journal of Infectious Diseases

Culture- and metagenomics-enabled analyses of the Methanosphaera genus reveals their monophyletic origin and differentiation according to genome size – Emily C. Hoedt – The ISME journal

Animal experiments 

A Polysaccharide Isolated from Dictyophora indusiata Promotes Recovery from Antibiotic-Driven Intestinal Dysbiosis and Improves Gut Epithelial Barrier Function in a Mouse Model – Sadia Kanwal – Nutrients

High Dose Vitamin D supplementation alters faecal microbiome and predisposes mice to more severe colitis – Simon Ghaly – Scientific Reports

Treatment with camu camu (Myrciaria dubia) prevents obesity by altering the gut microbiota and increasing energy expenditure in diet-induced obese mice – Fernando F Anhê – Gut Microbiota

Whole genome sequencing and function prediction of 133 gut anaerobes isolated from chicken caecum in pure cultures – Matej Medvecky – BMC Genomics

Addition of arabinoxylan and mixed linkage glucans in porcine diets affects the large intestinal bacterial populations – John B. Gorham – European Journal of Nutrition

Animal microbiome 

A prokaryotic-eukaryotic relation in the fat body of Bombus terrestris – Anneleen Parmentier – Environmental Microbiology Reports

Olfactory Communication via Microbiota: What Is Known in Birds? – Öncü Maraci – Genes

Unprecedented Diversity of ssDNA Phages from the Family Microviridae Detected within the Gut of a Protochordate Model Organism (Ciona robusta) – Alexandria Creasy – Viruses

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Description of ‘Candidatus Methylocucumis oryzae’, a novel Type I methanotroph with large cells and pale pink colour, isolated from an Indian rice field – Pranitha S. Pandit – Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Long-term effects of untreated wastewater on soil bacterial communities – Tianlin Shen – Science of The Total Environment

Minireview: Rhizoremediation of petroleum hydrocarbons: a model system for plant microbiome manipulation – Sara Correa-García – Microbial Biotechnology

Soil pre-fumigation could effectively improve the disease suppressiveness of biofertilizer to banana Fusarium wilt disease by reshaping the soil microbiome – Zongzhuan Shen – Biology and Fertility of Soils

Structure and function of the global topsoil microbiome – Mohammad Bahram – Nature

Globally rising soil heterotrophic respiration over recent decades – Ben Bond-Lamberty – Nature

Water and extremophile microbiome

Distinct Oceanic Microbiomes From Viruses to Protists Located Near the Antarctic Circumpolar Current – Flavia Flaviani – Frontiers in Microbiology / Aquatic Microbiology

Evaluation of biomethane potential of waste algal biomass collected from eutrophied lake: effect of source of inocula, co-substrate, and VS loading – Pushpendar Kumar – Journal of Applied Phycology

Distinct molecular signatures in dissolved organic matter produced by viral lysis of marine cyanobacteria – Xiufeng Ma – Environmental Microbiology

Increased biofilm formation due to high-temperature adaptation in marine Roseobacter – Alyssa G. Kent – Nature Microbiology

Adaptive mechanisms that provide competitive advantages to marine bacteroidetes during microalgal blooms – Frank Unfried – The ISME Journal

The anchoring effect—long-term dormancy and genetic population structure – Lisa Sundqvist – The ISME Journal

Genome biology of a novel lineage of planctomycetes widespread in anoxic aquatic environments – Stefan Spring – Environmental Microbiology

The distribution of active iron‐cycling bacteria in marine and freshwater sediments is decoupled from geochemical gradients – Julia M. Otte – Environmental Microbiology

Temporal and spatial dynamics in microbial community composition within a temperate stream network – Norman Hassell – Environmental Microbiology

Diel dynamics and coupling of heterotrophic prokaryotes and dissolved organic matter in epipelagic and mesopelagic waters of the central Red Sea – Francisca C. García – Environmental Microbiology

Probiotics / prebiotics

The effects of a multispecies probiotic on migraine and markers of intestinal permeability–results of a randomized placebo-controlled study – N M de Roos – European Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Phages and viruses

Eicosanoid biosynthesis influences the virulence of Candida parapsilosis – Tanmoy Chakraborty – Virulence

Competition between mobile genetic elements drives optimization of a phage-encoded CRISPR-Cas system: Insights from a natural arms-race – Amelia McKitterick – bioRxiv

Bioinformatics

BARM and BalticMicrobeDB, a reference metagenome and interface to meta-omic data for the Baltic Sea – Johannes Alneberg – Scientific Data

Bacteria & Art

The Beautiful World of Bacteria

 

August 1, 2018

Todays digest has some interesting papers on fungi and gut microbiota, inflammation in the gut and a Nature Communications paper on stability criteria for complex microbial communities. Also included is an interesting paper on a mind-controlling fungus!

General microbiome

Fungi as Part of the Microbiota and Interactions with Intestinal Bacteria. – Kapitan M – Current topics in Microbial Immunology

Stability criteria for complex microbial communities. – Butler S – Nature Communications

Human respiratory microbiome

Exploring Host-Microbe Interactions in Lung Cancer. – Zhao Y – American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

Nasal microbiota clusters associate with inflammatory response, viral load, and symptom severity in experimental rhinovirus challenge.– Lehtinen MJ – Scientific Reports

Human gut microbiome

Gut Microbial β-Glucuronidase Inhibition via Catalytic Cycle Interception. – Pellock SJ – ACS Central Science

Effects of medicines used to treat gastrointestinal diseases on the pharmacokinetics of coadministered drugs: a PEARRL Review. – Litou C – The Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology

Activated ATF6 Induces Intestinal Dysbiosis and Innate Immune Response to Promote Colorectal Tumorigenesis. – Coleman OI – Gastroenterology

Dietary intake of fat and fibre according to reference values relates to higher gut microbiota richness in overweight pregnant women – CORRIGENDUM. – Röytiö H – The British Journal of Nutrition

The Potential of Gut Commensals in Reinforcing Intestinal Barrier Function and Alleviating Inflammation. – Hiippala K – Nutrients

Enteric Microbiota⁻Gut⁻Brain Axis from the Perspective of Nuclear Receptors. – Duszka K – International Journal of Molecular Sciences

Animal experiments 

Astrovirus infections induce age-dependent dysbiosis in gut microbiomes of bats. – Wasimuddin – The ISME Journal

Antibiotic-induced dysbiosis predicts mortality in an animal model of <i>Clostridium difficile</i> infection. – Burdet C – Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Plant Species and Heavy Metals Affect Biodiversity of Microbial Communities Associated With Metal-Tolerant Plants in Metalliferous Soils. – Borymski S – Frontiers in Microbiology

Food Microbiology

What’s in a name? ‘Non-coeliac gluten or wheat sensitivity’: controversies and mechanisms related to wheat and gluten causing gastrointestinal symptoms or disease. – Potter MDE – Gut

Role of whole grains versus fruits and vegetables in reducing subclinical inflammation and promoting gastrointestinal health in individuals affected by overweight and obesity: a randomized controlled trial. – Kopf JC – Nutrition Journal

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Swathi’s non-microbiology picks

Robust manipulation of the behavior of Drosophila melanogaster by a fungal pathogen in the laboratory – Carloyn Elya – eLife

 

 

July 31, 2018

Today’s Digest features a report that different types of tobacco products can cause oral microbial dysbiosis, an update on fecal microbiome transplant, and exploration into Westernization and evolution of gut microbiota. Enjoy reading!

General microbiology

Alterations of Salmonella Typhimurium Antibiotic Resistance under Environmental Pressure – Mengfei Peng et al. – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Preprint: Experimental demonstration that screening can enable the environmental recruitment of a defensive microbiome – Tabitha Innocent et al. – bioRxiv

Human oral microbiome

Chicken or the Egg: Microbial Alterations in Biopsy Samples of Patients with Oral Potentially Malignant Disorders – Gabor Decsi et al. – Pathology & Oncology Research

** Types of tobacco consumption and the oral microbiome in the United Arab Emirates Healthy Future (UAEHFS) Pilot Study – Yvonne Vallès et al. – Scientific Reports

Human respiratory microbiome

Decreased microbiome diversity in the HIV small airway epithelium – Stella Xu et al. – Respiratory Research

Human gut microbiome

Antibiotic Exposure and Reduced Short Chain Fatty Acid Production after Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant – Lindsey ERomick-Rosendale et al. – Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation

** Review: Fecal Microbiota Transplantation: Current Status in Treatment of GI and Liver Disease – Byron P.Vaughn et al. – Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology

The association between the incidence of intestinal graft-versus-host disease and antibiotic use after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation – Daisuke Hidaka et al. – Clinical Transplantation

Ecological effects of cefepime use during antibiotic cycling on the Gram-negative enteric flora of ICU patients – Carola Venturini et al. – Intensive Care Medicine Experimental

** Gut microbiota is associated with obesity and cardiometabolic disease in a population in the midst of Westernization – Jacobo de la Cuesta-Zuluaga et al. – Scientific Reports

A diverse range of human gut bacteria have the potential to metabolise the dietary component gallic acid – María Esteban-Torres et al. – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Metagenomic analysis of gut microbial communities from a Central Asian population – Almagul Kushugulova et al. – BMJ Open

Animal experiments

Early cellular responses of germ-free and specific-pathogen-free mice to Francisella tularensis infection – ZuzanaKrocova et al. – Microbial Pathogenesis

Rat: Gut microbiota modulation accounts for the neuroprotective properties of anthocyanins – Cláudia Marques et al. – Scientific Reports

Mouse: Complementary intestinal mucosa and microbiota responses to caloric restriction – Kalina Duszka et al. – Scientific Reports

Greater Microbial Translocation and Vulnerability to Metabolic Disease in Healthy Aged Female Monkeys – Quentin N. Wilson et al. – Scientific Reports

Medicinal Mushrooms Supplements Alter Chicken Intestinal Microbiome – Janelle Robinson et al. – International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms

Review: Standardization in host-microbiota interaction studies: challenges, gnotobiology as a tool, and perspective – Catherine Mooser et al. – Current Opinion in Microbiology

Animal microbiome

Review: Where in the serotonergic system does it go wrong? Unravelling the route by which the serotonergic system affects feather pecking in chickens – Elske N.de Haas & Jerine A.J.van der Eijk – Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews

Exploring the pathology of an epidermal disease affecting a circum-Antarctic sea star – Laura Núñez-Pons et al. – Scientific Reports

Assessment of rumen microbiota from a large cattle cohort reveals the pan and core bacteriome contributing to varied phenotypes – Mingyuan Xue et al. – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Preprint: Whole genome screen reveals a novel relationship between Wolbachia and Drosophila host translation – Yolande Grobler et al. – bioRxiv

Food microbiology

Dynamics and biodiversity of bacterial and yeast communities during the fermentation of cocoa beans – Jatziri Mota-Gutierrez et al. – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Plant, root and soil microbiome

Alternate life history phases of a common seaweed have distinct microbial surface communities – Matthew A Lemay et al. – Molecular Ecology

Diversity of bacterial microbiota of coastal halophyte Limonium sinense and amelioration of salinity stress damage by symbiotic plant growth-promoting actinobacterium Glutamicibacter halophytocola KLBMP 5180 – Sheng Qin et al. – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Bacterial microbiota protect an invasive bark beetle from a pine defensive compound – Chihang Cheng et al. – Microbiome

Structural inflexibility of the rhizosphere microbiome in mangrove plant Kandelia obovata under elevated CO2 – Panqing Yin et al. – Marine Environmental Research

Mutualistic fungus Phomopsis liquidambari increases root aerenchyma formation through auxin-mediated ethylene accumulation in rice (Oryza sativa L.) – Li-Yan Hu et al. – Plant Physiology and Biochemistry

Characteristics of archaea and bacteria in rice rhizosphere along a mercury gradient – Ming Ma et al. – Science of The Total Environment

Isolation and diversity of culturable rhizobacteria associated with economically important crops and uncultivated plants in Québec, Canada – Di Fan et al. – Systematic and Applied Microbiology

Phages and viruses

Hordes of Phages in the Gut of the Tilapia Sarotherodon melanotheron – Yvan Bettarel et al. – Scientific Reports

Bioinformatics

Joint Analysis of Long and Short Reads Enables Accurate Estimates of Microbiome Complexity – Anton Bankevich & Pavel A.Pevzner – Cell Systems

Microbes in the news

Gut bacteria can protect against Salmonella infections – Press Trust of India – Business Standard