June 27, 2018

In today’s Microbiome Digest you can read about: cyanobacterial blooms by J. Huisman, designer microbial consortia by W. Kong,  the significance of the intestinal microbiome for vaccinology by Vanessa C. Harris, indigenous microbes residing in oil sands by Xiaoxuan Yu, effects of sliver nanoparticles on soil microbiome by J.Y. Xu,  WHAM!: a web-based visualization tool for metagenomics by J.C. Devlin. Yet another interesting read you can find in Science & Publishing  –> “Death of scientific journals after 350 years” by S. Silver. Enjoy!

General microbiome

Designing microbial consortia with defined social interactions –  Wentao Kong – Nature Chemical Biology

Pregnancy and early life

Antibiotics in early life: dysbiosis and the damage done – Hadar Neuman – FEMS Microbiology Reviews

Human ear microbiota

The unsolved problem of otitis media in indigenous populations: A systematic review of upper respiratory and middle ear microbiota in indigenous children – Andrea Coleman – bioRxiv

Human respiratory microbiome

Does lung microbiome play a causal or casual role in asthma? – Maria Di Cicco – Pediatric Pulmonology

Human gut microbiome

Alterations in the gut bacterial microbiome in fungal Keratitis patients – Sama Kalyana Chakravarthy – PLOS One

Altered intestinal microbiota composition, antibiotic therapy and intestinal inflammation in children and adolescents with cystic fibrosis – Maiara Brusco de Freitas – PLOS One

Nonaplex PCR using Cliffhanger primers to identify diarrhoeagenic Escherichia coli from crude lysates of human faecal samples – Uffe Vest Schneider – PLOS One

Review: The Significance of the Intestinal Microbiome for Vaccinology: From Correlations to Therapeutic Applications – Vanessa C. Harris – Drugs

Review: Update on the Gastrointestinal Microbiome in Systemic Sclerosis – Chiara Bellocchi – Current Rheumatology Reports

Gut microbiota components are associated with fixed airway obstruction in asthmatic patients living in the tropics – Emiro Buendía – Scientific Reports

Role of Microbiota and Tryptophan Metabolites in the Remote Effect of Intestinal Inflammation on Brain and Depression – Barbora Waclawiková – Pharmaceuticals

The study of bacteria in biopsies from Slovak colorectal adenoma and carcinoma patients – L. Wachsmannova-  Neoplasma

Amplification of Antimicrobial Resistance in Gut Flora of Patients Treated with Ceftriaxone – J. Meletiadis – Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy

Animal experiments 

Metabolome disruption of pregnant rats and their offspring resulting from repeated exposure to a pesticide mixture representative of environmental contamination in Brittany – Nathalie Bonvallot – PLOS One

Dietary supplementation with raspberry extracts modifies the fecal microbiotain obese diabetic db/db mice –    Jose F. Garcia-Mazcorro – Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Effects of dietary yeast nucleotides supplementation on intestinal barrier function, intestinal microbiota, and humoral immunity in specific pathogen-free chickens – Che Wu – Poultry Science

Magnesium lithospermate B improves the gut microbiome and bile acid metabolic profiles in a mouse model of diabetic nephropathy – Jing Zhao – Acta Pharmacologica Sinica

Animal microbiome

Evaluation of the impact of dental prophylaxis on the oral microbiota of dogs – Rebecca Flancman – PLOS One

Improving the standards for gut microbiome analysis of fecal samples: insights from the field biology of Japanese macaques on Yakushima Island – Takashi Hayakawa – Primates

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Indigenous microorganisms residing in oil sands tailings biodegrade residual bitumen – Xiaoxuan Yu – Chemosphere

Interactive effects of Magnaporthe inoculation and nitrogen doses on the plant enzyme machinery and phyllosphere microbiome of resistant and susceptible rice cultivars – Shobit Thapa – Archives of Microbiology

Large-scale replicated field study of maize rhizosphere identifies heritable microbes – William A. Walters – PNAS

Long-term effects of sliver nanoparticles on the abundance and activity of soil microbiome – Jing Yang Xu – Journal of Environmental Sciences

Long-term effects of environmentally relevant concentrations of silver nanoparticles on microbial biomass, enzyme activity, and functional genes involved in the nitrogen cycle of loamy soil – Anna-Lena Grün – Journal of Environmental Sciences

Sphingomonas tabacisoli sp. nov., a member of the genus Sphingomonas, isolated from rhizosphere soil of Nicotiana tabacum L. – Xing-Kui Zhou – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Effects of Bacillus subtilis and nanohydroxyapatite on the metal accumulation and microbial diversity of rapeseed (Brassica campestris L.) for the remediation of cadmium-contaminated soil – Wei Liu – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Interactive effects of Magnaporthe inoculation and nitrogen doses on the plant enzyme machinery and phyllosphere microbiome of resistant and susceptible rice cultivars – Shobit Thapa – Archives of Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Heliorhodopsins are absent in diderm (Gram-negative) bacteria: Some thoughts and possible implications for activity – Jose Flores-Uribe – bioRxiv

Comparative genomics analyses indicate differential methylated amine utilisation trait within the member of the genus Gemmobacter – Eileen Kröber – bioRxiv

Functional annotation of hypothetical proteins from the Exiguobacterium antarcticum strain B7 reveals proteins involved in adaptation to extreme environments, including high arsenic resistance – Wana Lailan Oliveira da Costa – PLOS One

Factors affecting infection of corals and larval oysters by Vibrio coralliilyticus – Blake Ushijima – PLOS One

“Twisted Tales: Insights into Genome Diversity of Ciliates Using Single-Cell ‘omics” –  Xyrus X Maurer-Alcalá – Genome Biology and Evolution

Integrated methodological approach reveals microbial diversity and functions in aerobic groundwater microcosms adapted to vinyl chloride – Xikun Liu – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Specialized proteomic responses and an ancient photoprotection mechanism sustain marine green algal growth during phosphate limitation – Jian Guo –  Nature Microbiology

Warming and oligotrophication cause shifts in freshwater phytoplankton communities – Laura Verbeek – Global Change Biology

Review: Cyanobacterial blooms – Jef Huisman – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Research letter: Airborne Microbes Contribute to N2 Fixation in Surface Water of the Northern Red Sea – Eyal Rahav – Geophysical Research Letters

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

Extensive nitrification and active ammonia oxidizers in two contrasting coastal systems of the Baltic Sea – Elisabeth Happel – Environmental Microbiology

Microbial life under ice: Metagenome diversity and in situ activity of Verrucomicrobia in seasonally ice‐covered lakes – Patricia Tran – Environmental Microbiology

Rapid thermal adaptation in a marine diatom reveals constraints and tradeoffs – Daniel R. O’Donnell – Global Change Biology

A Virus Infecting Marine Photoheterotrophic Alphaproteobacteria (Citromicrobium spp.) Defines a New Lineage of ssDNA Viruses – Qiang Zheng – Frontiers in Microbiology / Virology

Built environment 

Coupled laboratory and field investigations resolve microbial interactions that underpin persistence in hydraulically fractured shales – Mikayla A. Borton – PNAS

Phages and viruses

Two point mutations in the Hantaan virus glycoproteins afford the generation of a highly infectious recombinant vesicular stomatitis virus vector – Megan M Slough – bioRxiv

ΦCrAss001, a member of the most abundant bacteriophage family in the human gut, infects Bacteroides – Andrey Shkoporov – bioRxiv

In silico characterisation of the two-component system regulators of Streptococcus pyogenes – Sean J. Buckley- PLOS One

Host-microbiome interactions

Opinion: Classic Models for New Perspectives: Delving into Helminth–Microbiota–Immune System Interactions – Alba Cortés – Trends in Parasitology

Review: Helminth–Bacterial Interactions: Cause and Consequence – Alexis Rapin – Trends in Immunology

Bioinformatics

WHAM!: a web-based visualization suite for user-defined analysis of metagenomic shotgun sequencing data – Joseph C. Devlin – BMC Genomics

MicroPheno: predicting environments and host phenotypes from 16S rRNA gene sequencing using a k-mer based representation of shallow sub-samples – Ehsaneddin Asgari – Bioinformatics

Science, publishing, and career 

The Impact of Grant Funding on the Publication Activity of Awarded Applicants: A Systematic Review of Comparative Studies and Meta-analytical Estimates – Ruslan Saygitov – bioRxiv

Death of scientific journals after 350 years – Simon Silver – FEMS Microbiology Letters

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June 26, 2018

Today’s Microbiome Digest cover the topics on bioinformatics; methods and models; trials and therapies; infection and immunity; microbiome of human gut, human vagina, insect, animals, plant, marine; food and nutrition; bioremediation and metabolomics.

 

EVENTS- JOBS – PhD POSITIONS:

Event – Organoids: Modelling Organ Development and Disease in 3D Culture – EMBO| EMBL Symposia

 

NEWS and VIEWS:

Pairing off: a bottom-up approach to the human gut microbiome– Clare Abreu – Molecular Systems Biology

 

BIOINFORMATICS:
Zero-inflated generalized Dirichlet multinomial regression model for microbiome compositional data analysis – Tang ZZ – Biostatistics

 

METHODS and MODELS:

Book Chapter – Methods for Microbiota Analysis: Sample Collection and Laboratory Methods – Saleh Ibrahim – The Microbiome in Rheumatic Diseases and Infection

Review: Culturing the human microbiota and culturomics – Lagier JC – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Using glycolysis enzyme sequences to inform Lactobacillus phylogeny – Katelyn Brandt – Microbial Genomics

Multicenter study establishing the clinical validity of a nucleic-acid amplification-based assay for the diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis – Cartwright CP – Diagnostics Microbiology and Infectious Disease.

PATENT – SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR DEVELOPING AND USING A MICROBIOME-BASED ACTION COMPONENT FOR PATIENT HEALTH – Warren Tracy, Jantzen Tammi Gregory Katherine

 

TRIALS and THERAPIES:

Antimicrobial photodynamic therapy as a new approach for the treatment of vulvovaginal candidiasis: preliminary results – Aline Silva Sousa – Lasers in Medical Science

Review – Prevention of Cystitis: Travelling between the Imaginary and Reality – Vecchio M – Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism

 

INFECTIONS and IMMUNITY:

Book Chapter – The Impact of Infections on Reproduction and Fertility – VE Jones – Clinical Reproductive Science

Intestinal barrier disruption and dysregulated mucosal immunity contribute to kidney fibrosis in chronic kidney disease – Yang J – Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation

In Press: Treatment and Prevention of Recurrent Lower Urinary Tract Infections in Women: A Rapid Review with Practice Recommendations – Ariana l Smith – The Journal of Urology

Book Chapter – Immunology of the Microbiome: Implications for Rheumatoid Arthritis and Other Autoimmune Diseases – Daniel M Altmann – The Microbiome in Rheumatic Diseases and Infection

 

VAGINAL MICROBIOME:

Description of three new Peptoniphilus species cultured in the vaginal fluid of a woman diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis: Peptoniphilus pacaensis sp. nov., Peptoniphilus raoultii sp. nov., and Peptoniphilus vaginalis sp. nov. – Diop K – Microbiology Open

 

GUT MICROBIOME: 

Preview – Gut microbiota as a missing link between nutrients and traits of human – Hea-Jong Chung – Frontiers in Microbiology

Preview – The gut-brain axis, the human gut microbiota and their integration in the development of obesity – Edward S Bliss – Frontiers in Microbiology

Review – The Gut Microbiome as a Target for the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes – Ömrüm Aydin – Current Diabetes reports

Beneficial metabolic effects of 2’, 3’, 5’-tri-acetyl-N6-(3-hydroxylaniline) adenosine in multiple biological matrices and intestinal flora of hyperlipidemic hamsters– Tianqi Li – Journal of Proteome Research

 

ANIMAL MICROBIOME:

Preview – Dynamics of gut microbiota diversity during the early development of an avian host: evidence from a cross-foster experiment – Aimeric Teyssier – Frontiers in Microbiology

Enterococcus faecium WEFA23 from infant lessens high-fat-diet-induced hyperlipidemia via cholesterol 7-alpha-hydroxylase gene by altering the composition of gut microbiota in rats – Fuqing Huang – ScienceDirect

Evaluation of the impact of dental prophylaxis on the oral microbiota of dogs – Flancman R – PloS One

Microbial diversity and community composition of caecal microbiota in commercial and indigenous Indian chickens determined using 16s rDNA amplicon sequencing – Ramesh J Pandit – Microbiome

 

GENERAL MICROBIOME:

Review – Role of nutrition, infection, and the microbiota in the efficacy of oral vaccines – Amrita Bhattacharjee – Clinical Science

Commensal Microbiota Enhance Both Osteoclast and Osteoblast Activities – Yoko Uchida – Molecules

 

PLANT/ROOT/SOIL MICROBIOME:

Editorial – The contribution of plant microbiota to economy growth – Angela Sessitsch – Microbial Biotechnology

Colonization cues of leaf- and root-inhabiting bacterial microbiota of Atractylodes lancea derived in vitro and in vivo – Yong Jia – Plant and Soil

Preview – Complete Genome Sequence of Industrial Biocontrol Strain Paenibacillus polymyxa HY96-2 and Further Analysis of Its Biocontrol Mechanism – Yuanchan Luo – – Frontiers in Microbiology

Genome Sequence of Bacillus megaterium Strain YC4-R4, a Plant Growth-Promoting Rhizobacterium Isolated from a HighSalinity Environment – Juan Ignacio Vílchez – GenomeAnnouncements

 

INSECT MICROBIOME:

Exposure of soil collembolans to microplastics perturbs their gut microbiota and alters their isotopic composition – DongZhu – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

 

SKIN MICROBIOME:

Book Chapter – Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis – Madhura Castelino – The Microbiome in Rheumatic Diseases and Infection

 

MARINE MICROBIOME:
Metagenomics Sheds Light on the Ecology of Marine Microbes and Their Viruses – Felipe Hernandes Coutinho – Trends in Microbiology

 

NEONATAL/INFANT MICROBIOME:

Communication – Maternal Intrapartum Antibiotic Administration and Infantile Colic: Is there a Connection? – Leppälehto E – Neonatology

Review – Intrauterine Inflammation, Epigenetics, and Microbiome Influences on Preterm Infant Health – Lu L – Current Pathobiology Reports

 

CROSS – POPULATION MICROBIOME:
Similarities and differences in gut microbiome composition correlate with dietary patterns of Indian and Chinese adults – Abhishek Jain – AMB Express

 

PHAGES/VIRUSES:

Genome Sequence of the Pseudomonas protegens Phage GP100 – Jordan Vacheron – GenomeAnnouncements

 

FOOD and NUTRITION:

Plasma and urine metabolite profiling reveals the protective effect of Clinacanthus nutans in an ovalbumin-induced anaphylaxis model: 1H-NMR metabolomics approach – Leng Wei Khoo – Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis

Drivers that establish and assembly the lactic acid bacteria biota in cheeses – Marco Gobbetti – Trends in Food Science & Technology

The food safety of DP-356Ø43 soybeans on SD rats reflected by physiological variables and fecal microbiota during a 90-day feeding study – Zou S – Regul Toxicol Pharmacol

Fermented Soybean Suppresses Visceral Fat Accumulation in Mice – Kushida M – Molecular Nutrition and Food Research

Combined Use of C. butyricum Sx-01 and L. salivarius C-1-3 Improves Intestinal Health and Reduces the Amount of Lipids in Serum via Modulation of Gut Microbiota in Mice – Long M – Nutrients

Review – Dietary polyphenols: A novel strategy to modulate microbiota-gut-brain axis – Diana Serra – Trends in Food Science & Technology

 

METABOLOMICS:

Non-invasive urinary metabolomic profiles discriminate biliary atresia from infantile hepatitis syndrome – Wei-Wei Li – Metabolomics

Metabolomics of the amniotic fluid: Is it a feasible approach to evaluate the safety of Chinese medicine during pregnancy? – Jinjun Shan – Journal of Applied Toxicology

Article – A validated, fast method for quantification of sterols and gut microbiome derived 5α/β-stanols in human faeces by isotope dilution LC-high resolution MS – Schoett HF – Analytical Chemistry

 

BIOREMEDIATION:

Bioprospecting for microbes with potential hydrocarbon remediation activity on the northwest coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, using DNA sequencing – Mariela Beatriz Reyes-Sosa – Science of The Total Environment

 

ANTIBIOTIC SUSCEPTIBILITY:
Skin and nasal vestibule colonisation by Staphylococcus aureus and its susceptibility to drugs in atopic dermatitis patients – Wrobel J – Annals of Agriculture and Environmental Medicine

 

 

June 25, 2018

Today’s Microbiome Digest features the sea turtle microbiome, the bacteria responsible for degrading bioplastics, a new clinical center for phage therapy, the gut-microbiome-brain axis in an Alzheimer’s Disease model, and a preprint about image duplication in scientific publishing.

Pregnancy and early life

Late-onset Sepsis in Preterm Infants Can Be Detected Preclinically by Fecal Volatile Organic Compound Analysis: A Prospective, Multicenter Cohort Study. – Daniel J C Berkhout- Clinical Infectious Diseases

Human vaginal microbiome

Abnormal vaginal microbioma is associated with severity of localized provoked vulvodynia. Role of aerobic vaginitis and Candida in the pathogenesis of vulvodynia. – Gilbert G. G. Donders- European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases

Human gut microbiome

* Gut microbiota regulates maturation of the adult enteric nervous system via enteric serotonin networks – Filipe De Vadder – PNAS

Linking the Gut Microbiota to a Brain Neurotransmitter – Kelly G. Jameson – Trends in Neurosciences

Can epilepsy be treated by antibiotics? – Hilde M. H. Braakman – Journal of Neurology

* Changes in intestinal microbiota in HIV-1-infected subjects following cART initiation: influence of CD4+ T cell count – Yongjia Ji – Emerging Microbes & Infections

Review: Human gut microbiome: hopes, threats and promises – Patrice D Cani – Gut

Review: New treatments and therapeutic targets for IBS and other functional bowel disorders – Magnus Simrén – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Animal experiments

Effects of chronic noise exposure on the microbiome-gut-brain axis in senescence-accelerated prone mice: implications for Alzheimer’s disease – Bo Cui – Journal of Neuroinflammation

Bacterial methionine metabolism genes influence Drosophila melanogaster starvation resistance – Alec M. Judd – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

The benign helminth Hymenolepis diminuta ameliorates chemically induced colitis in a rat model system – Kateřina Jirků Pomajbíková – Parasitology

Protective role of commensal bacteria in Sjögren Syndrome – Mahira Zaheer – Journal of Autoimmunity

Lactobacillus murinus HF12 colonizes neonatal gut and protects rats from necrotizing enterocolitis. – Mubina Isani – PLOS One

Animal microbiome

Identification of bacteria present in ulcerative stomatitis lesions of captive sea turtles Chelonia mydas – D. X. Vega-Manriquez – Veterinary Research Communications

Characterization of the Microbiota of Oyster Larvae (Crassostrea virginica) and Tank Water from an Aquaculture System with High and Low Larval Survival Rates – Padmini Ramachandran – Genome Announcements

Early colonisation and temporal dynamics of the gut microbial ecosystem in Standardbred foals – S. Quercia – Equine Veterinary Journal

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Microbial communities responsible for the degradation of poly(lactic acid)/poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) blend mulches in soil burial respirometric tests – Lenka Jeszeová – World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Phylogenetic diversity and investigation of plant growth-promoting traits of actinobacteria in coastal salt marsh plant rhizospheres from Jiangsu, China – Yuan Gong – Systematic and Applied Microbiology

Dynamics of soil microbial recovery from cropland to orchard along a 20-year chronosequence in a degraded karst ecosystem. – Hongkai Liao – Science of The Total Environment

Investigation of viable taxa in the deep terrestrial biosphere suggests high rates of nutrient recycling. – Margarita Lopez-Fernandez – FEMS Microbial Ecology

Distinct impacts of reductive soil disinfestation and chemical soil disinfestation on soil fungal communities and memberships. – Jun Zhao – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

* Dispersal-competition tradeoff in microbiomes in the quest for land colonization – Francisco Dini-Andreote – Scientific Reports

Water and extremophile microbiome

Linking patterns of net community production and marine microbial community structure in the western North Atlantic. – Seaver Wang – The ISME Journal

Probiotics/Prebiotics

Composition and metabolism of fecal microbiota from normal and overweight children are differentially affected by melibiose, raffinose and raffinose-derived fructans. – Kaarel Adamberg – Anaerobe

Review: Nutraceuticals in Colorectal Cancer: A Mechanistic Approach – Marco Rossi – European Journal of Pharmacology

Science, publishing, and career

* Analysis and Correction of Inappropriate Image Duplication: The Molecular and Cellular Biology Experience – Arturo Casadevall – bioRxiv

Microbes in the news

U.S. center will fight infections with viruses – Kelly Servick – Science

Alyson’s non-microbiology pick

Neanderthal brain organoids come to life – Jon Cohen – Science

June 23, 2018

Some interesting papers on redox dynamics , diabetes and the microbiome and new bioinformatics methods for microbiome analysis! Also included is an editorial on the under-representation of women in Nature. 

General microbiome

Review: The Gut Microbiome as a Target for the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes – Aydin Ö – Current Diabetes Reports

Human respiratory microbiome

Altered intestinal microbiota composition, antibiotic therapy and intestinal inflammation in children and adolescents with cystic fibrosis. – deFreitas MB – PLoS One

Bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome susceptibility and the pulmonary microbiome – Schott C – The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation

Human skin microbiome

Review: Atopic Dermatitis – Weidinger S – Nature Reviews Disease Primers

Human gut microbiome

The delayed effects of antibiotics in type 2 diabetes, friend or foe?  – Fu L – Journal of Endocrinology

Antibiotic-induced changes in the microbiota disrupt redox dynamics in the gut – Aspen T Reese – eLife

Alterations in the gut bacterial microbiome in fungal Keratitis patients. – Kalayana Chakravarthy – PLoS One

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Animal experiments 

Impact of nutrition and rotavirus infection on the infant gut microbiota in a humanized pig model. – Kumar A – BMC Gastroenterology

Metabolomic signatures distinguish the impact of formula carbohydrates on disease outcome in a preterm piglet model of NEC – Lee Call – Microbiome

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

HCH phytoremediation potential of native plant species from a contaminated urban site in Turda, Romania. – Helga BE – Journal of Environmental Management

Water and extremophile microbiome

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

Food Microbiology

Biochemical Components Associated with Microbial Community Shift During the Pile-fermentation of Primary Dark Tea – Qin Li – Frontiers in Microbiology

Viral community predicts the geographical origin of fermented vegetable foods more precisely than bacterial community – Mi-Ja Jung – Food Microbiology

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Probiotics / prebiotics

New lactic acid bacteria for skin health via oral intake of heat-killed or live cells. – Kimota Nira H – Animal Science Journal

Bioinformatics

Deciphering microbial interactions in synthetic human gut microbiome communities  – Ophelia S. Venturelli – bioRxiv

PERFect: PERmutation Filtering test for microbiome data – Ekaterina SmirnovaBiostatistics

Determination of intracellular metabolites concentrations in Escherichia coli under nutrition stress using Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry – Fenfen Ji – ScienceDirect

Techniques

Generating Germ-Free Drosophila to Study Gut-Microbe Interactions: Protocol to Rear Drosophila Under Axenic Conditions. – Kietz C – Curr Protoc Toxicol

Visualization of Microbiota in Tick Guts by Whole-mount In Situ Hybridization. – Moss CE – JoVE

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Swathi’s non-microbiology picks

Editorial – Nature’s under-representation of women

Analysis of shared heritability in common disorders of the brain – The Brainstorm Consortium – Science

June 22, 2018

Have a happy weekend! Today in Microbiome Digest: reviews on microbiome immunity and type 1 diabetes,  metatranscriptome analysis of vaginal microbiome, Differences in gut microbiota associated with age, sex, and stool consistency, microbes in the news, and more…

Events and jobs

Scientist – Genomics and Microbiome – Madison, WI

Bioinformatics Scientific Programmer – Quadram Institute Bioscience

General microbiome

Review: Communication Between the Microbiota and Mammalian Immunity – Kyla S. Ost – Annual Review of Microbiology

Host genotype-specific microbiota do not influence the susceptibility of Dmagna to a bacterial pathogen – Marilou P. Sison-Mangus – Scientific Reports

Pregnancy and early life

Book chapter: Implantation Failure 1: Intrauterine Circumstances and Embryo–Endometrium Synchrony at Implantation – Keiji Kuroda – Treatment Strategy for Unexplained Infertility and Recurrent Miscarriage

Special Issue: Microbiome in normal and pathological pregnancies: A literature overview – Carla R. Taddei – American Journal of Reproductive Immunology

Multi-site human microbiome

Bacterial invasion of dentinal tubules from the external root surface with and without an intact cemental layer- a confocal laser scanning microscopic study – Jovita D’souza – Advances in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

Human respiratory microbiome

Review: Drug Resistance and Gene Transfer Mechanisms in Respiratory/Oral Bacteria – Jiang S – Journal of Dental Research

Ecology and diversity in upper respiratory tract microbial population structures from a cross-sectional community swabbing study –  Abigail L. Coughtrie – Journal of Medical Microbiology

Human skin microbiome

Skin Microbiota in Obese Women at Risk for Surgical Site Infection After Cesarean Delivery – Kara M. Rood – Scientific Reports

Human vaginal microbiome

Review: Pharmacology of Antiretrovirals in the Female Genital Track for HIV Prevention – Melanie R. Nicol – The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology

Metatranscriptome Analysis of the Vaginal Microbiota Reveals Potential Mechanisms for Protection against Metronidazole in Bacterial Vaginosis – Zhi-Luo Deng – mSphere 

Human gut microbiome

Review: Gut microbiome in type 1 diabetes: A comprehensive review – Zheng P – Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews

A Small Molecule-Screening Pipeline to Evaluate the Therapeutic Potential of 2-Aminoimidazole Molecules Against Clostridium difficile – Thanissery R – Frontiers in Microbiology

Differences in gut microbiota associated with age, sex, and stool consistency in healthy Japanese subjects – Tomohisa Takagi – Journal of Gastroenterology

Dietary Supplementation with a Magnesium-Rich Marine Mineral Blend Enhances the Diversity of Gastrointestinal Microbiota – Erin K. Crowley – Marine Drugs

The developing premature infant gut microbiome is a major factor shaping the microbiome of neonatal intensive care unit rooms – Brandon Brooks – Microbiome

Review: Potential Role of the Gut Microbiome in ALS: A Systematic Review – Michelle L. Wright – Biological Research for Nursing

Animal experiments

Lack of liver steatosis in germ-free mice following hypercaloric diets – Stephan C. Bischoff – European Journal of Nutrition

 Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Exploring Elicitors of the Beneficial Rhizobacterium Bacillus amyloliquefaciens SQR9 to Induce Plant Systemic Resistance and Their Interactions With Plant Signaling Pathways – Gengwei Wu – Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions

Correlation and Distribution of Xenobiotics Genes and Metabolic Activities with Level of Total Petroleum Hydrocarbon in Soil, Sediment and Estuary Water in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria U. O. Edet – Asian Journal of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering

Review: Status and future of disease protection and grape berry quality alteration by microorganisms in viticulture – Misa Otoguro – Letters in Applied Microbiology

Editorial: The contribution of plant microbiota to economy growth – Angela Sessitsch – Microbial Biotechnology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Mini-Review: Future direction in marine bacterial agarases for industrial applications -Saeid Tamadoni Jahromi – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Prokaryotic assemblages in the maritime Antarctic Lake Limnopolar (Byers Peninsula, South Shetland Islands) – M. Papale – Extremophiles

Taxonomy, phylogeny and ecology of cultivable fungi present in seawater gradients across the Northern Antarctica Peninsula – Vívian N. Gonçalves – Extremophiles 

A strong link between marine microbial community composition and function challenges the idea of functional redundancy – Pierre E. Galand – The ISME Journal

Probiotics / prebiotics

Gut Microbiota, Probiotics, and Sport: From Clinical Evidence to Agonistic Performance – Marco Pane – Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology

 Microbes in the news

‘Green’-feed: Industrial microbes could feed cattle, pigs, chicken

SMU researchers hope microbes will lead them to strike oil offshore

Scientists Reveal How Gut Microbes ‘Recover’ After Antibiotic Treatment

Celebrate your gut microbiota on the first World Microbiome day!

 Microbes on the market (news about biotech companies)

Human Microbiome Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2018 – 2026

MaaT Pharma and Lutech Sign Licensing Agreement on Microbiome Therapy for Graft-vs-Host Disease

 

Ashok’s non-microbiology picks

The Rheumatoid Arthritis-Associated Citrullinome – Ronak Tilvawala – Cell Chemical Biology

Inflammation-Induced, STING-Dependent Autophagy Restricts Zika Virus Infection in the Drosophila Brain – Yuan Liu – Cell Host & Microbe

Distinct progenitor lineages contribute to the heterogeneity of plasmacytoid dendritic cells – Patrick Fernandes Rodrigues – Nature Immunology

A synaptic threshold mechanism for computing escape decisions – Dominic A. Evans – Nature

My tweetstorm for the Biotweeps #BTCon18 conference about The Vaginal Microbiome

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Today and tomorrow, the Biotweeps conference is happening!

@Biotweeps is a Twitter account that features a different biologist each week. Last year, they organized the first Biotweeps conference, where 60 scientists were tweeting about their work. You can read their tweets by looking for #BTCon17 on Twitter.

Today and tomorrow, the second installment of this conference is taking place, with – you guessed right! – the hashtag #BTCon18. I could not find how many presenters there were this year, but I was one of the invited “speakers”. Each speaker gave their talk entirely through tweets, and we all were given a time slot, just like at a regular conference. Regular speakers had a 15-min timeslot in which they could tweet 4-5 slides. Invited speakers could tweet as many tweets as they liked in a 30-min timeslot. You can read all the abstracts here.

My talk was about the vaginal microbiome. Here is my abstract:

2100 Invited presenter – Elisabeth Bik (@MicrobiomDigest)- uBiome San Francisco

The vaginal microbiome: Women and their microbial BFFs

The human body is home to complex communities of microbes: the human microbiome. Most of these microbes are bacteria, and most of these live in our gut. But vaginas contain microbes as well. Which microbes “down there” are our friends, and which are the ones that cause bacterial vaginosis, yeast infections, infertility, or cervical cancer? How can we keep vaginas healthy and happy, and what do we need to do in case of a microbial imbalance? If you are interested in science, have a vagina, or love vaginas owned by others, you do not want to miss this #BTCon18 thread.

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If you want to read my “talk” (“tweepinar”?), you can start here.

June 21, 2018

Have a good Thursday! Today: Gut microbiome and brain injury, position statement from the European STI Guidelines Editorial Board about microbial pathogen testing, age-dependent patterns in obesity, bats microbiome changes by diet,  analysis of primate microbiome changes by different diets, and more…

 

Human and General Microbiome

Review: A Review of Traumatic Brain Injury and the Gut Microbiome: Insights into Novel Mechanisms of Secondary Brain Injury and Promising Targets for Neuroprotection –  Caroline S. Zhu – Brain Sciences

Review: Should we be testing for urogenital Mycoplasma hominis, Ureaplasma parvum and U. urealyticum in men and women? – a Position Statement from the European STI Guidelines Editorial Board –  P Horner – JEADV

Preview: What Came First: The Microbiota or the Tr(egg) Cells? – Tal Gefen – Immunity

Colorectal cancer mutational profiles correlate with defined microbial communities in the tumor microenvironment – Michael B. Burns – PLoS Genetics

Microbiome and Bile Acid Profiles in Duodenal Aspirates from Cirrhotics: The Microbiome, Microbial Markers and Liver Disease Study – Jonathan P. Jacobs – Hepatology Research

Phospholipase A2 of Microbiota as Pathogenetic Determinant to Induce Inflammatory States in Ulcerative Colitis: Therapeutic Implications of Phospholipase A2 Inhibitors – Stremmel W – Inflammatory Intestinal Diseases

Gut Microbiota Markers in Obese Adolescent and Adult Patients: Age-Dependent Differential Patterns – Federica Del Chierico – Frontiers in Microbiology

In Vitro Modeling of Bile Acid Processing by the Human Fecal Microbiota – Glynn Martin – Frontiers in Microbiology

Leishmania, microbiota and sand fly immunity – Erich Loza Telleria – Parasitology

 

Animal Microbiome

Intestinal microbial and metabolic profiling of mice fed with high-glucose and high-fructose diets – João C.P. Silva – Journal of Proteome Research

Protective Effects of Salvianolic Acid A against Dextran Sodium Sulfate-Induced Acute Colitis in Rats – Kai Wang – Nutrients

Changes in bacterial diversity and composition in the faeces and colon of weaned piglets after feeding fermented soybean meal –  Jia-jia Zhu – Journal of Medical Microbiology

Fecal Bacteriome and Mycobiome in Bats with Diverse Diets in South China – Juan Li – Current Microbiology

Gut Microbiome Composition in Non-human Primates Consuming a Western or Mediterranean Diet – Ravinder Nagpal – Frontiers in Nutrition

Dietary Deoxynivalenol Contamination and Oral Lipopolysaccharide Challenge Alters the Cecal Microbiota of Broiler Chickens – Annegret Lucke – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbiome niche modification drives diurnal rumen community assembly, overpowering individual variability and diet effects – Yoav Shaani – The ISME Journal

Metabolomic signatures distinguish the impact of formula carbohydrates on disease outcome in a preterm piglet model of NEC – Lee Call – Microbiome

 

Environmental Microbiome

Dissecting Community Structure in Wild Blueberry Root and Soil Microbiome – Svetlana N. Yurgel – Frontiers in Microbiology

 

Plant Microbiome

Review: Belowground Microbiota and the Health of Tree Crops – Jesús Mercado-Blanco – Frontiers in Microbiology

 

Other papers

Aspergillus fumigatus Inhibits Pseudomonas aeruginosa in Co-culture: Implications of a Mutually Antagonistic Relationship on Virulence and Inflammation in the CF Airway – Emma Reece – Frontiers in Microbiology

Absolute quantitation of microbiota abundance in environmental samples – Andrzej Tkacz – Microbiome