October 29, 2017

Multiple reviews and a great deal on plant, soil, and root microbiomes.

General microbiome
Quantifying the strength of quorum sensing crosstalk within microbial communities – Kalinga Pavan T. Silva – PLoS Computational Biology

An Important Role for Purifying Selection in Archaeal Genome Evolution – Zhe Lyu – MSystems

Review: Functional Genomics of Host–Microbiome Interactions in Humans – Francesca Luca – Trends in Genetics

Review: Pharmacological efficacy/toxicity of drugs: A Comprehensive update about the dynamic interplay of microbes – J.A. Gimenez-Bastida – Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Pregnancy and early life
Editorial: Another reason to favor exclusive breastfeeding: microbiome resilience – Alessio Fasano – Jornal de Pediatria
Paper referred: Breastfeeding increases microbial community resilience – Isabel I.Carvalho-Ramos – Jornal de Pediatria

Review: Glycan Utilization and Cross-Feeding Activities by Bifidobacteria – Francesca Turroni – Trends in Microbiology

Human respiratory microbiome
Review: Lung epithelium: barrier immunity to inhaled fungi and driver of fungal-associated allergic asthma – Darin L Wiesner – Current Opinion in Microbiology

Human oral microbiome
Review: Oral Tolerance Development and Maintenance – Erik Wambre – Immunology and Allergy Clinics of North America

Human skin microbiome
Review: Evidence-based update on rosacea comorbidities and their common physiologic pathways – Anna D. Holmes – Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

Human gut microbiome
Gut microbiome composition in lean patients with NASH is associated with liver damage independent from caloric intake: a prospective pilot study – Sebastião Mauro Bezerra Duarte – Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases

Review: Gut microbiota and obesity: Concepts relevant to clinical care – Maria Carlota Dao – European Journal of Internal Medicine

Animal experiments
Effect of yeast supplementation on digestibility, fecal microbiota and serum endotoxin levels in non-exercising and exercising horses – A.A.O. Gobesso – Livestock Science

Ethanol extract of Atractylodis macrocephalae Rhizoma ameliorates insulin resistance and gut microbiota in type 2 diabetic db/db mice – Wen-You Zhang – Journal of Functional Foods

Supplementation of pancreatic digestive enzymes alters the composition of intestinal microbiota in mice – Hiroki Nishiyama – Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications

Plant, root, and soil microbiome
Potential for plant biocontrol activity of isolated Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Bacillus stratosphericus strains against bacterial pathogens acting through both induced plant resistance and direct antagonism – Kaliannan Durairaj – FEMS Microbiology Letters

Biofilm formation is determinant in tomato rhizosphere colonization by Bacillus velezensis FZB42 – Ameen Al-Ali – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Immobilization of Lead Migrating from Contaminated Soil in Rhizosphere Soil of Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) and Hairy Vetch (Vicia villosa) Using Hydroxyapatite – Masahiko Katoh – International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

Enhancement of 14C-phenanthrene mineralisation in the presence of plant-root biomass in PAH-NAPL amended soil – Gabriela M.Vázquez-Cuevas – International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation

Impact of fomesafen on the soil microbial communities in soybean fields in Northeastern China – XH Wu – Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
DOI not available yet.

Continuum of root–fungal symbioses for plant nutrition – Marcel G. A. van der Heijden – PNAS

Rolling a mycobiome down a hill: endophytes in the Taiwanese Cloud Forest – Daniel Thomas – bioRxiv

Water and extremophile microbiome
Antimicrobial properties and the influence of temperature on secondary metabolite production in cold environment soil fungi – Yogabaanu Ulaganathan – Polar Science

Microbial diversity from chlorophyll maximum, oxygen minimum and bottom zones in the southwestern Atlantic Ocean – Renata Medina-Silva – Journal of Marine Systems

Microbial communities in biological denitrification system using methanol as carbon source for treatment of reverse osmosis concentrate from coking wastewater – Enchao Li – Journal of Water Reuse and Desalination

Review: Periodic survey by metagenomic analysis on the marine microbial communities in an enclosed bay locating at Sanriku coast off northern Japan in the Pacific Ocean – Shugo Watabe – The JSFS 85th Anniversary-Commemorative International Symposium

Review: Synthesizing redox biogeochemistry at aquatic interfaces – Maximilian Peter Lau – Limnologica – Ecology and Management of Inland Waters

Review: The role of operating parameters and oxidative damage mechanisms of Advanced Chemical Oxidation Processes in the combat against antibiotic-resistant bacteria and resistance genes present in urban wastewater – I. Michael-Kordatou – Water Research

Built environment
The influence of the internal microbiome on the materials used for construction of the transmission natural gas pipelines in the Lodz Province – Agnieszka Staniszewska – E3S Web of Conferences

Application and microbial ecology of psychrotrophs in domestic wastewater treatment at low temperature – Zhenzhen Xu – Chemosphere

Food microbiology
Review: Virgin olive oil yeasts: A review – Ciafardini Gino – Food Microbiology

Effect of vacuum and modified atmosphere packaging on the microbiological, chemical and sensory properties of tropical red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) fillets stored at 4 °C – Adèle Silbande – International Journal of Food Microbiology

The microbiota of eight species of dehydrated edible seaweeds from North West Spain – Ana del Olmo – Food Microbiology

Microbiological, chemical and sensory spoilage analysis of raw Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) stored under modified atmospheres – L. Kuuliala – Food Microbiology

Probiotics / prebiotics / antibiotics
Improvement of lactic acid bacteria viability in acid conditions employing agroindustrial co-products as prebiotic on alginate ionotropic gel matrix co-encapsulation – Victor Serrano-Casas – Journal of Functional Foods

Hospital antimicrobial stewardship: the way forward – Céline Pulcinia – The Lancet

Phages and viruses
How do bacteriophages promote antibiotic resistance in the environment? – José Luis Balcázar – Clinical Microbiology and Infection

Predicting virus emergence amid evolutionary noise – Jemma L. Geoghegan – Open Biology

Bioinformatics
A comparison of bioinformatic approaches for 16S rRNA gene profiling of food bacterial microbiota – Francesca De Filippis – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Techniques
A semi-quantitative method for point-of-care assessments of specific pathogenic bioaerosols using a portable microfluidics-based device – Qi Liu – Journal of Aerosol Science

Machine-assisted cultivation and analysis of biofilms – Silla H. Hansen – bioRxiv

Review: Next-generation sequencing applications in clinical bacteriology – Yair Motro – Biomolecular Detection and Quantification

Genome Announcements
Nitrincola alkalilacustris sp. nov. and Nitrincola schmidtii sp. nov., alkaliphilic bacteria isolated from soda pans, and emended description of the genus Nitrincola – Andrea K. Borsodi – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Paenibacillus solanacearum sp. nov., isolated from rhizosphere soil of a tomato plant – Hayoung Cho – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Paenibacillus nebraskensis sp. nov., isolated from the root surface of field-grown maize – Peter Kämpfer – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Nioella aestuarii sp. nov., of the family Rhodobacteraceae, isolated from tidal flat – In-Tae Cha – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

Microbes in the news
Puerto Rico reports 76 cases of deadly bacteria caused by tainted water – CNN Wire – KFOR

Microbes on the market
Global Human Microbiome Market Size and Forecast to 2021 – medGadget

Ritter Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (RTTR) Upgraded to Buy by Zacks Investment Research – Sebastian Weber – The Ledge Gazette

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October 28, 2017

A huge Saturday digest (150+ alerts), with many articles in the gut and animal microbiome.

Events and jobs
Postdoctoral researcher in Human Microbiome-Immune System Interactions – University of Luxembourg

Microbiome in Sexual, Maternal and Child Health Symposium – November 29, 2017

Pregnancy and early life
Gut microbiome in gestational diabetes: A Cross-sectional study of mothers and offspring 5 years post-partum – Sayyid Hasan – Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandivanica

The Influence of Proton Pump Inhibitors on the Fecal Microbiome of Infants with Gastroesophageal Reflux-A Prospective Longitudinal Interventional Study
Christoph Castellani – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

Gut microbiome of mothers delivering prematurely shows reduced diversity and lower relative abundance of Bifidobacterium and Streptococcus – Cecilie Dahl – PLoS One

2 articles on iron supplements in the American Journal of Nutrition:
Review: Effects of iron fortification and supplementation on the gut microbiome and diarrhea in infants and children: a review – Daniela Paganini – American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Review: Excess iron intake as a factor in growth, infections, and development of infants and young children – Bo Lönnerdal – American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Human skin microbiome
RNase 7 participates in cutaneous innate control of Corynebacterium amycolatum – Stephanie Walter – Scientific Reports

FKBP12-Dependent Inhibition of Calcineurin Mediates Immunosuppressive Antifungal Drug Action in Malassezia – Giuseppe Ianiri – mBio

Human oral microbiome
Changes in periodontal and microbial parameters after the space maintainers application – M Aydinbelge – Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice

Microbiome associated with dentures malodour – Shai Yitzhaki – Journal of Breath Research

Human gut microbiome
Gut microbiomes of mobile predators vary with landscape context and species identity – Julia Tiede – Ecology and Evolution

Distinct Microbial Communities Trigger Colitis Development upon Intestinal Barrier Damage via Innate or Adaptive Immune Cells – Urmi Roy – Cell Reports

Bile salt hydrolase-mediated inhibitory effect of Bacteroides ovatus on growth of Clostridium difficile – Soobin Yoon – Journal of Microbiology

Small-molecule inhibitors directly target CARD9 and mimic its protective variant in inflammatory bowel disease – Elizaveta S. Leshchiner – PNAS

Guiding longitudinal sampling in IBD cohorts – Yoshiki Vázquez-Baeza – Gut
Paper referenced: A microbial signature for Crohn’s disease – Victoria Pascal – Gut

Distinctive Gut Microbiota Is Associated with Diarrheagenic Escherichia coli Infections in Chilean Children – Pablo Gallardo – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

Gut Microbiota Perturbations in Reactive Arthritis and Post-Infectious Spondyloarthritis – Julia Manasson – Arthritis and Rheumatology

Severe intestinal dysbiosis is prevalent in primary Sjögren’s syndrome and is associated with systemic disease activity – Thomas Mandl – Arthritis Research and Therapy

Review: Salmonella enterica Serovar Typhimurium Strategies for Host Adaptation – Christopher J. Anderson – Frontiers in Microbiology

Review: Visceral Congestion in Heart Failure: Right Ventricular Dysfunction, Splanchnic Hemodynamics, and the Intestinal Microenvironment – Vincenzo B. Polsinelli – Current Heart Failure Reports

Review: Gut Microbiota Contribute to Age-Related Changes in Skeletal Muscle Size, Composition, and Function: Biological Basis for a Gut-Muscle Axis – Gregory J. Grosicki – Calcified Tissue International

Animal experiments
Multi-omics Comparative Analysis Reveals Multiple Layers of Host Signaling Pathway Regulation by the Gut Microbiota – Nathan P. Manes – MSystems

The yeast form of the fungus Candida albicans promotes persistence in the gut of gnotobiotic mice – Lena Böhm – PLoS Pathogens

Clinical Effect of IRT-5 Probiotics on Immune Modulation of Autoimmunity or Alloimmunity in the Eye – Jaeyoung Kim – Nutrients

Periodontal pathogenic bacteria, Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans affect non-alcoholic fatty liver disease by altering gut microbiota and glucose metabolism – Rina Komazaki – Scientific Reports

β-Glucans in food modify colonic microflora by inducing antimicrobial protein, calprotectin, in a Dectin-1-induced-IL-17F-dependent manner – T Kamiya – Mucosal Immunology

Microbiome-driven allergic lung inflammation is ameliorated by short-chain fatty acids – A Cait – Mucosal Immunology

Effects of direct-fed microorganisms and enzyme blend co-administration on intestinal bacteria in broilers fed diets with or without antibiotics – T E Askelson – Poultry Science

16S rDNA analysis of the effect of fecal microbiota transplantation on pulmonary and intestinal flora – Tianhao Liu – 3 Biotech

Adaptation to Chronic Nutritional Stress Leads to Reduced Dependence on Microbiota in Drosophila melanogaster – Berra Erkosar – mBio

Characterization of fecal fat composition and gut derived fecal microbiota in high-fat diet fed rats following intervention with chito-oligosaccharide and resistant starch complexes – Wenting Shang – Food and Function

Genetic ablation of Cyp8b1 preserves host metabolic function by repressing steatohepatitis and altering gut microbiota composition – Jay V Patankar – American Journal of Physiology – Endocrinology and Metabolism

Effects of a probiotic (SLAB51™) on clinical and histologic variables and microbiota of cats with chronic constipation/megacolon: a pilot study – G. Rossi – Beneficial Microbes

Bacteriocin biosynthesis contributes to the anti-inflammatory capacities of probiotic Lactobacillus plantarum – X. Yin – Beneficial Microbes

Animal microbiome
Large-scale cultivation of the bumblebee gut microbiota reveals an underestimated bacterial species diversity capable of pathogen inhibition – Jessy Praet – Environmental Microbiology

Bacterial community of a spider, Marpiss magister (Salticidae) – Lihua Zhang – 3 Biotech

Fecal bacterial communities of wild-captured and stranded green turtles (Chelonia mydas) on the Great Barrier Reef – S Shamim – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

RECRUITMENT AND ESTABLISHMENT OF THE GUT MICROBIOME IN ARCTIC SHOREBIRDS – Kirsten Frond – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

The gorgonian coral Eunicella labiata hosts a distinct prokaryotic consortium amenable to cultivation – Tina Keller-Costa – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Inheritance and Establishment of Gut Microbiota in Chickens – Jinmei Ding – Frontiers in Microbiology

Diversity and Transmission of Gut Bacteria in Atta and Acromyrmex Leaf-Cutting Ants during Development – Mariya Zhukova – Frontiers in Microbiology

Seawater transfer alters the intestinal microbiota profiles of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) – Carola E. Dehler – Scientific Reports

Plant, root, and soil microbiome
Characterizing endophytic competence and plant growth promotion of bacterial endophytes inhabiting the seed endosphere of Rice – Denver I. Walitang – BMC Microbiology

Pseudomonas syringae pv. syringae B728a Regulates Multiple Stages of Plant Colonization via the Bacteriophytochrome BphP1 – Regina McGrane – mBio

The Sphagnome Project: enabling ecological and evolutionary insights through a genus-level sequencing project – David J. Weston – New Phytologist

Bacterial Synergism in Lignocellulose Biomass Degradation – Complementary Roles of Degraders As Influenced by Complexity of the Carbon Source – Larisa Cortes-Tolalpa – Frontiers in Microbiology

Modulation of the efficiency of trace metal phytoremediation by Sedum plumbizincicola by microbial community structure and function – Jinyu Hou – Plant and Soil

Water and extremophile microbiome
Microbial community differentiation between active and inactive sulfide chimneys of the Kolumbo submarine volcano, Hellenic Volcanic Arc – Christos A. Christakis – Extremophiles

Variability in carbon uptake and (re)cycling in Antarctic cryptoendolithic microbial ecosystems demonstrated through radiocarbon analysis of organic biomarkers – A. L. Brady – GE Biology

High reactivity of deep biota under anthropogenic CO2 injection into basalt – Rosalia Trias – Nature Communications

Editorial: Marine microbiome as source of natural products – Fernando de la Calle – Microbial Biotechnology

Elucidating the impact of microbial community biodiversity on pharmaceutical biotransformation during wastewater treatment – Lauren B. Stadler – Microbial Biotechnology

Magnetite production and transformation in the methanogenic consortia from coastal riverine sediments – Shiling Zheng – Journal of Microbiology

Opportunistic Pathogens and Microbial Communities and Their Associations with Sediment Physical Parameters in Drinking Water Storage Tank Sediments – Ke Qin – Pathogens

Review: Methods of ammonia removal in anaerobic digestion: a review – Niclas Krakat – Water Science and Technology

Response of marine bacteria to oil contamination and to high pressure and low temperature deep sea conditions – Hanna Fasca – Microbiology Open

Built environment
The York Gospels: a 1000-year biological palimpsest – Matthew D. Teasdale – Royal Society Open Science (sequencing of parchment)

Conductive properties of methanogenic biofilms – Cheng Li – Bioelectrochemistry

Pulse electromagnetic fields enhance extracellular electron transfer in magnetic bioelectrochemical systems – Huihui Zhou – Biotechnology for Biofuels

Microbes in space
Microbial biodiversity assessment of the European Space Agency’s ExoMars 2016 mission – Kaisa Koskinen – Microbiome

Food microbiology
Safety assessment of transgenic canola RF3 with bar and barstar gene on Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats by 90-day feeding test – Tianqi Lang – Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Review: The role of wine and food polyphenols in oral health – Adelaida Esteban-Fernández – Trends in Food Science & Technology

Review: The agri-food chain and antimicrobial resistance: A review – John A. Hudson – Trends in Food Science & Technology

Review: Food derived anti-adhesive components against bacterial adhesion: Current progresses and future perspectives – Xiaohong Sun – Trends in Food Science & Technology

Probiotics / prebiotics / antibiotics
Effect of a yoghurt drink containing Lactobacillus strains on bacterial vaginosis in women – a double-blind, randomised, controlled clinical pilot trial – C. Laue – Beneficial Microbes

Bifidobacterium longum BB536 alleviated upper respiratory illnesses and modulated gut microbiota profiles in Malaysian pre-school children – A.S.-Y. Lau – Beneficial Microbes

Prebiotics for the prevention of allergies: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials – C. Cuello-Garcia – Clinical and Experimental Allergy

Review: Metronidazole: an update on metabolism, structure-cytotoxicity and resistance mechanisms – Simon A Dingsdag – Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

Selective Proteomic Analysis of Antibiotic-Tolerant Cellular Subpopulations in Pseudomonas aeruginosa Biofilms – Brett M. Babin – mBio

Phages and viruses
Diel cycling and long-term persistence of viruses in the ocean’s euphotic zone – Frank O. Aylward – PNAS

Bioinformatics
MegaGTA: a sensitive and accurate metagenomic gene-targeted assembler using iterative de Bruijn graphs – Dinghua Li – BMC Bioinformatics

EBI Metagenomics in 2017: enriching the analysis of microbial communities, from sequence reads to assemblies – Alex L. Mitchell – Nucleic Acids Research

Techniques
A novel baiting microcosm approach used to identify the bacterial community associated with Penicillium bilaii hyphae in soil – Behnoushsadat Ghodsalavi – PLoS One

New Genomes
Bacillus kwashiorkori sp. nov., a new bacterial species isolated from a malnourished child using culturomics – El hadji Seck – Microbiology Open

Genome Sequence of Geobacillus stearothermophilus DSM 458, an Antimicrobial-Producing Thermophilic Bacterium, Isolated from a Sugar Beet Factory – Kevin Egan – Genome Announcements

Microbes in the news
Doctors warn new parents: Step away from the vaginal fluid swabs – Beth Mole – ARS Technica

New study details bacteria’s ‘sense of touch’ – Brooks Hays – UPI
Paper: Obstruction of pilus retraction stimulates bacterial surface sensing – Courtney K. Ellison – Science

T-Cell Enzyme Uses Deadly Multipronged Attack on Bacteria – GEN News
Paper: Granzyme B Disrupts Central Metabolism and Protein Synthesis in Bacteria to Promote an Immune Cell Death Program – Farokh Dotiwala – Cell

Gut bacteria could determine whether you develop PTSD – Sian Bradley – Wired (Paper from July 19)

Gut bacteria bolster disease research in labs – UNC Health Care

The Next Big Performance Enhancing Drug: Bacteria From Elite Athletes’ Guts? – Peter Audrey Smith – Men’s Journal

Microbes on the market
French Biotech’s Crohn’s Candidate Glides Through Phase I – Alex Dale – Lab Biotech

Enterome’s EB8018, a First-in-class Drug Candidate Targeting Crohn’s Disease, Successfully Completes Phase I Study in Healthy Volunteers – Enterome – Cision (same as above link, more detail)

October 27, 2017

A dynamic Digest today. A variety of articles in human and other microbiome research. The ongoing discussion on reproducible research and P value. For us junior scientists, what are our career prospects?

General microbiology

Review: Development and regulation of single- and multi-species Candida albicans biofilms – Matthew B. Lohse et al. – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Preprint: Metabolic Interactions Between Dynamic Bacterial Subpopulations – Adam Z Rosenthal et al. – bioRxiv

Human skin microbiome

Review: Staphylococcal Biofilms in Atopic Dermatitis – Tammy Gonzalez et al. – Current Allergy and Asthma Reports

Human oral microbiome

Sociodemographic variation in the oral microbiome – Audrey Renson et al. – bioRxiv

Human lung microbiome

Review: New opportunities for managing acute and chronic lung infections – William O. C. M. Cookson et al. – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Human gut microbiome

Gut microbiota and host metabolism: what relationship? – Mithieux G – Neuroendocrinology

Review: Pharmabiotics as an Emerging Medication for Metabolic Syndrome and Its Related Diseases – Thi Thanh Binh Nguyen and Yan Yan Jin et al. – Molecules

Review: The Gastrointestinal Tract as an Integrator of Mechanical and Hormonal Response to Nutrient Ingestion – Adrian Vella and Michael Camilleri – Diabetes

Molecular, microbiological and clinical characterization of Clostridium difficile isolates from tertiary care hospitals in Colombia – Clara Lina Salazar et al. – PLoS One

Animal experiments

Polyphenol- and caffeine-rich post-fermented Pu-er tea improves diet-induced metabolic syndrome by remodeling intestinal homeostasis in mice – Xiaoyu Gao et al. – Infection and Immunity

Animal microbiome

Exogenous dietary lysozyme improves the growth performance and gut microbiota in broiler chickens targeting the antioxidant and non-specific immunity mRNA expression – Mervat A. Abdel-Latif et al. – PLoS One

Prohibition of antibiotic growth promoters has affected the genomic profiles of Lactobacillus salivarius inhabiting the swine intestine – Jun-Yeong Lee et al. – PLoS One

Plant, root and soil microbiome

Effects of stand age and soil properties on soil bacterial and fungal community composition in Chinese pine plantations on the Loess Plateau – Peng Dang et al. – PLoS One

Tide as Steering Factor in Structuring Archaeal and Bacterial Ammonia-Oxidizing Communities in Mangrove Forest Soils Dominated by Avicennia germinans and Rhizophora mangle – Magalí S. Marcos et al. – Microbial Ecology

Phages and viruses

Preprint: Diagnostic Potential & the Interactive Dynamics of the Colorectal Cancer Virome – Geoffrey D. Hannigan et al. – bioRxiv

Microbes in the news

Does Chinese Urbanization Change the Microbiome? – Usha B. Nair – Medical News Bulletin

*Healthy ageing? Microbiome study shows same patterns irrespective of age – Nathan Gray – Nutra ingredients.com

Modified bacteria convert petroleum directly into building blocks for plastics – Wageningen University

Releasing the Antibiotics That Lie Dormant in Bacteria – Micronow

Bacteria have a sense of touch – EurekAlert

How Dog and Cat ‘Kisses’ Can Turn Deadly – Erika Engelhaupt – National Geographic

Xin’s non-microbiology picks

*Many junior scientists need to take a hard look at their job prospects – Nature Editorial

*Preprint: The Reproducibility Of Research And The Misinterpretation Of P Values – David Colquhoun – bioRxiv

 

October 26, 2017

In today’s digest we have some interesting discussion about lab/bioinformatics techniques, a few editorials on the microbiome job market, and even a little bit of philosophy learned from our tiny microbial friends.

Events and jobs

BioData World West 2018 – 13-14 March 2018 – San Francisco, CA

General microbiome

Cooperation and cheating as innovation: insights from cellular societies – Athena Aktipis – Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society B

[Pre-Print] Metabolic Interactions Between Dynamic Bacterial Subpopulations – Adam Z Rosenthal – bioRxiv

Pregnancy and early life

Preterm Birth Affects the Risk of Developing Immune-Mediated Diseases – Sybelle Goedicke-Fritz – Frontiers in Immunology

Human oral microbiome

Metagenomic Analysis of Gingival Sulcus Microbiota and Pathogenesis of Periodontitis Associated with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus – E. A. Babaev – Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine

Human urinary tract microbiome

Re: Evaluation of the Urinary Microbiota of Women with Uncomplicated Stress Urinary Incontinence – Alan J. Wein – The Journal of Urology

Human gut microbiome

* The fecal microbiome of ALS patients – David Brenner – Neurobiology of Aging

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Endosphere microbiome comparison between symptomatic and asymptomatic roots of Brassica napus infected with Plasmodiophora brassicae – Ying Zhao – PLOS ONE

Ureolytic microbial community is modulated by fertilization regimes and particle-size fractions in a Black soil of Northeastern China – Li Wang – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Water and extremophile microbiome 

Metatranscriptomic and metagenomic description of the bacterial nitrogen metabolism in waste water wet oxidation effluents – Julien Crovadore – Heliyon

Genomic variation in microbial populations inhabiting the marine subseafloor at deep-sea hydrothermal vents – Rika E. Anderson – Nature

Food microbiology

Sequence Analysis of Changes in Microbial Composition in Different Milk Products During Fermentation and Storage – Barbora Zalewska – Current Microbiology

Probiotics / prebiotics

Pharmabiotics as an Emerging Medication for Metabolic Syndrome and Its Related Diseases – Thi Thanh Binh Nguyen – Molecules

[Review] Recurrent urinary tract infections in women: How promising is the use of probiotics? – Varsha Gupta – Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology

Bioinformatics

Using convolutional neural networks to explore the microbiome – Derek Reiman – Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)

Techniques

‘Gracilibacillus phocaeensis’ sp. nov., ‘Sediminibacillus massiliensis’ sp. nov. and ‘Virgibacillus ndiopensis’ sp. nov., three halophilic species isolated from salty human stools by culturomics – B. Senghor – New Microbes and New Infections

Proteomic and metaproteomic approaches to understand host-microbe interactions – Amanda E. Starr – Analytical Chemistry

Impact of Method Variables on Microbiota Sample Disruption – Jaclyn Zecca and David Burden – OPS Diagnostics LLC

Microbes on the market 

Patenting the microbiome: trends, challenges and insights – Anthony D Sabatelli – Future Science

[Editorial] The aquaculture microbiome at the centre of business creation – Karen K. Dittmann – Microbial Biotechnology

Ed’s non-microbiology picks

I put quite a few on here today – enjoy 🙂

More than 75 percent decline over 27 years in total flying insect biomass in protected areas – Caspar A. Hallman – PLOS ONE

Cavitation-Induced Synthesis of Biogenic Molecules on Primordial Earth – Natan-Haim Kalson – ACS Central Science

Games people play: How video games improve probabilistic learning – Sabrina Schenk – Behavioural Brain Research

A process-oriented model linking adolescents’ sleep hygiene and psychological functioning: the moderating role of school start times -Jack S. Peltz – Sleep Health

Decreases in self-reported sleep duration among U.S. adolescents 2009-2015 and links to new media screen time – Jean M. Twenge – Sleep Medicine

Dogs’ recognition of human selfish and generous attitudes requires little but critical experience with people – Fabricio Carballo – PLOS ONE

October 25, 2017

A short Digest for today. The evolution of E. coli in the lab for over 60,000 generations, the necessity of including a mock community for every sequencing run, and plenty of news pieces.

Events and jobs

Free Webinar: Not Just for Neurons – Electrical Signaling in Bacterial Biofilm Communities – Select Science

Laboratory Assistant-Microbiology – Raritan New Jersey

General microbiology

*The dynamics of molecular evolution over 60,000 generations – Benjamin H. Good et al. – Nature

Press: The evolution experiment that has been watching bacteria mutate for 30 years – Rich Haridy – New Atlas

Bacterial pathogenesis: Activating Helicobacter effector delivery – Irene Vacca – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Human gut microbiome

Discovery of α-L-arabinopyranosidases from human gut microbiome expands the diversity within glycoside hydrolase family 42 – Alexander Holm Viborg et al. – Journal of Biological Chemistry

Letter: Low eukaryotic viral richness is associated with faecal microbiota transplantation success in patients with UC – Nádia Conceição-Neto et al. – Gut

Bioinformatics

*Preprint: Taxon disappearance from microbiome analysis indicates need for mock communities as a standard in every sequencing run – Yi-Chun Yeh et al. – bioRxiv

Microbes in the news

Strength in numbers: How biofilms outfox antibiotics – Yella Hewings-Martin – Medical News Today

Lung microbiome plays major role in asthma severity and response to treatment – News Medical

New way to prevent unfavorable intestinal microbiota – Hokkaido University – EurekAlert

VIDEO: Gut microbiome research sped by technology, informatics, but diet a major confounder – Eamonn M.M. Quigley – Healio

New Study Shows Link Between Gut Bacteria And Breast Cancer – CBS New York

Harvey-linked flesh-eating bacteria claims Galveston man – Todd Ackerman – Chron

Major changes in balance of gut bacteria occur soon after serious injury/trauma – Medical Xpress

‘Achilles heel’ found in antibiotic-resistant bacteria – John von Radowitz – Irish Independent

 

October 24, 2018

Today’s digest is full of REALLY cool science and features including a 3D image of the human lung microbiome and metabolome, how gut microbiome of wild mice promotes fitness, and an interesting perspective piece on how environmental filtering applies to microbiomes.

General microbiome

Environmental Filtering Is a Relic. A Response to Cadotte and Tucker.

Aguilar-Trigueros CA- Trends in Ecology and Evolution

Gut microbiome

The Leaky Gut and Altered Microbiome in Chronic Kidney Disease.

Lau WL- Journal of Renal Nutrition

Linking the Gut Microbial Ecosystem with the Environment: Does Gut Health Depend on Where We Live?

Tasnim N- Frontiers in Microbiology

Skin microbiome

High-Altitude Living Shapes the Skin Microbiome in Humans and Pigs.

Zeng B- Frontiers in Microbiology

Lung microbiome

Three-Dimensional Microbiome and Metabolome Cartography of a Diseased Human Lung

Garg N- Cell Host and Microbe

Animal microbiome

Wild Mouse Gut Microbiota Promotes Host Fitness and Improves Disease Resistance

Rosshart SP- Cell

Plant and soil microbiome

Soil bacterial community mediates the effect of plant material on methanogenic decomposition of soil organic matter

Yuan Q- Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Bacterial communities in soil become sensitive to drought under intensive grazing

Jurburg SD- Science of the Total Environment

Prokaryotic Community Distribution along an Ecological Gradient of Salinity in Surface and Subsurface Saline Soils.

Xie K- Scientific reports

Marine and inland water microbiome

Transcriptional activities of the microbial consortium living with the marine nitrogen-fixing cyanobacterium Trichodesmium reveal potential roles in community-level nitrogen cycling

Lee MD-Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Dynamic microbial populations along the Cuyahoga River.

Cannon MV-  PloS one

Preprint

High degree of virulence gene diversity in Streptococcus pyogenes isolated in Central Italy

Bencardino D- BioRxiv

Microbiome News

I Wish I’d Known This Before I Gave Birth

-mindbodygreen.com

October 23, 2017

Good Monday! Today, we have a short digest with several papers focused in pathogen research.

 

Human microbiome

Evaluation of inter-individual differences in gut bacterial isoflavone bioactivation in humans by PCR-based targeting of genes involved in equol formation – A. Braune – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Immune-modulatory genomic properties differentiate gut microbiota of infants with and without eczema – Seungdae Oh – PLoS One

Low-complexity microbiota in the duodenum of children with newly diagnosed ulcerative colitis – Fei Sjöberg – PLoS One

IL-17 signalling restructures the nasal microbiome and drives dynamic changes following Streptococcus pneumoniae colonization – Neil D. Ritchie – BMC Genomics

Review: Sleeping with the enemy: Clostridium difficile infection in the intensive care unit – Florian Prechter – Critical Care

Hippurate as a metabolomic marker of gut microbiome diversity: Modulation by diet and relationship to metabolic syndrome – Tess Pallister – Scientific Reports

 

Environmental microbiomes

Mini-Review: Anaerobic Oxidation of Ethane, Propane, and Butane by Marine Microbes: A Mini Review – Rajesh Singh – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbial Community and Biochemical Dynamics of Biological Soil Crusts across a Gradient of Surface Coverage in the Central Mojave Desert – Rakesh Mogul – Frontiers in Microbiology

Basin Scale Variation on the Composition and Diversity of Archaea in the Pacific Ocean – Xiaomin Xia – Frontiers in Microbiology

Highly structured prokaryote communities exist within the skeleton of coral colonies – Vanessa R Marcelino – The ISME Journal

 

Animal Microbiomes

Feed additives shift gut microbiota and enrich antibiotic resistance in swine gut – Yi Zhao Y – Science of The Total Environment

 

Pathogen Research

Genomic Comparison among Lethal Invasive Strains of Streptococcus pyogenes Serotype M1 – Gabriel R. Fernandes – Frontiers in Microbiology

Differential Identification of Mycobacterial Species Using High-Resolution Melting Analysis – Azar D. Khosravi –  Frontiers in Microbiology

Genomic Comparisons Reveal Microevolutionary Differences in Mycobacterium abscessus Subspecies – Joon L. Tan – Frontiers in Microbiology

Exploring the Genome and Phenotype of Multi-Drug Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae of Clinical Origin – João Anes – Frontiers in Microbiology

Contributions of MyD88-dependent receptors and CD11c-positive cells to corneal epithelial barrier function against Pseudomonas aeruginosa – Matteo M. E. Metruccio – Scientific Reports

Preprint: KKL-35 Exhibits Potent Antibiotic Activity Against Legionella Species Independently Of Trans-Translation Inhibition – Romain Brunel – BioRxiv

Antibiotics ameliorate lupus-like symptoms in mice – Qinghui Mu – Scientific Reports

 

More microbes

Preprint: A historical legacy of antibiotic utilization on bacterial seed banks in sediments – Laura Madueño​ – PeerJ

Expression of Genes for a Flavin Adenine Dinucleotide-Binding Oxidoreductase and a Methyltransferase from Mycobacterium chlorophenolicum Is Necessary for Biosynthesis of 10-Methyl Stearic Acid from Oleic Acid in Escherichia coli – Shuntaro Machida – Frontiers in Microbiology

Dimethyl pyrazol-based nitrification inhibitors effect on nitrifying and denitrifying bacteria to mitigate N2O emission – Fernando Torralbo – Scientific Reports

 

Databases

miPepBase: A Database of Experimentally Verified Peptides Involved in Molecular Mimicry – Anjali Garg – Frontiers in Microbiology