July 24, 2021

Have a nice weekend! Today in this Digest, we have a set of papers covering different aspects of the human microbiome in health and disease. For example, connections between gut microbiota and different clinical parameters in patients with inflammatory bowel disease, and another study showing a relationship between TMAO and heart damage.  

Human and General Microbiome

Multi-omics reveal microbial determinants impacting responses to biologic therapies in inflammatory bowel disease – Jonathan Wei Jie Lee – Cell Host & Microbe

Gut Microbiota-generated Metabolite, Trimethylamine-N-oxide, And Subclinical myocardial damage: a multicenter study from Thailand – Vichai Senthong – Scientific Reports

Association Between The Urogenital Microbiome And Surgical Treatment Response In Women Undergoing Mid-urethral Sling Surgery for Mixed Urinary Incontinence – Holly E Richter – American Journal Of Obstetrics And Gynecology

Review: Personalized Approach To Childhood Obesity: Lessons From Gut Microbiota And Omics studies. Narrative review and insights from the 29th European childhood obesity congress – Aneta Gawlik – Pediatric Obesity

Review: The complex interplay of gut microbiota with the five most common cancer types: from carcinogenesis to therapeutics to prognosis – Kayla Jaye – Critical Reviews In Oncology/hematology

Clostridium culturomicium sp. nov. and Clostridium jeddahitimonense sp. nov., Novel members of the Clostridium genus isolated from the stool of an obese Saudi Arabian. – Hoang Thong Kieu – Current Microbiology

Effect Of Intestinal Microbiota Imbalance Associated With Chronic Hepatitis B Virus infection on the expression of microRNA‑192 and GLP‑1 – Yinghui Liu – Molecular Medicine Reports

Variations In The Oral Microbiome Are Associated With Depression In Young Adults – Benjamin Wingfield – Scientific Reports

Comparative Analysis Of The Bronchoalveolar Microbiome In Portuguese Patients With different chronic lung disorders – Susana Seixas – Scientific Reports

Microbiome and COVID19

Review: Recent Advance Of ACE2 And Microbiota Dysfunction In COVID-19 Pathogenesis – Zhidan Yu – Heliyon

Animal Microbiome

Review: T Cell Subsets And Environmental Factors In Citrobacter rodentium Infection – Brigitta Stockinger – Current Opinion In Microbiology

Chitinibacter bivalviorum sp. nov., Isolated From The Gut Of The Freshwater Mussel Anodonta arcaeformis – Jee-Won Choi – International Journal Of Systematic And Evolutionary Microbiology

Beneficial Microbes and Compounds

Nanocapsule-mediated Sustained H2 Release In The Gut Ameliorates Metabolic dysfunction-associated fatty liver disease – Zhaokui Jin – Biomaterials

Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor Activation By Lactobacillus reuteri Tryptophan Metabolism alleviates Escherichia coli-induced mastitis in mice – Caijun Zhao – PLoS Pathogens

Grape Seed Proanthocyanidins Reduced The Overweight Of C57BL/6J Mice through modulating adipose thermogenesis and gut microbiota. – Haiping Du – Food & Function

Plant Microbiome

Distribution Of The Potential Pathogenic Alternaria On Plant Leaves Determines foliar fungal communities around the disease spot – Jiemeng Tao – Environmental Research

Prolonged Drought Imparts Lasting Compositional Changes To The Rice Root Microbiome – Christian Santos-Medellín – Nature Plants

News & Views: Drought Dampens Microbiome Development – Yi Song – Nature Plants

Built Environment

Factors Associated With Elevated Levels Of Antibiotic Resistance Genes In Sewer sediments and wastewater – Eramo Alessia – Environmental Science

Microbiome Techniques and Analysis

A Novel, Scalable, And Modular Bioreactor Design For Dynamic Simulation Of The digestive tract – Salam Habib – Biotechnology And Bioengineering

Assessment Of Biolog Ecoplate(TM) Method For Functional Metabolic Diversity Of aerotolerant pig fecal microbiota – A Checcucci – Applied Microbiology And Biotechnology

Structural Identifiability Of The Generalized Lotka-Volterra Model For Microbiome studies – Christopher H Remien – Royal Society Open Science

Validation Of The MYChrOme™ Culture Plate For Detection And Differentiation Of Rapid-Growing Nontuberculous Mycobacteria in potable and non-potable water: AOAC  Performance Tested MethodSM 062101 – Katherine E Fisher – Journal Of AOAC International

July 22, 2021

Human and General Microbiome

The Change Of Gut Microbiota In MDD Patients Under SSRIs Treatment – Yang Shen – Scientific Reports

Minimal-moderate Variation Of Human Oral Virome And Microbiome In IgA Deficiency – Maria José de la Cruz Peña – Scientific Reports

Weight Shapes The Intestinal Microbiome In Preterm Infants: Results Of A Prospective observational study – Fardou H Heida – BMC Microbiology

Functional Heterogeneity In The Fermentation Capabilities Of The Healthy Human Gut microbiota – Thomas Gurry – PloS One

Characterization Of The Blood And Neutrophil-specific Microbiomes And Exploration Of potential bacterial biomarkers for sepsis in surgical patients – Chenyang Wang – Immunity, Inflammation And Disease

Cognitive Function Improvement After Fecal Microbiota Transplantation In In Alzheimer’s dementia patient: a case report – Soo-Hyun Park – Current Medical Research And Opinion

Amplicon And Metagenomic Analysis Of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) Coronavirus and the Microbiome in Patients with Severe MERS – Waleed Aljabr – mSphere

Dental Plaque Microbial Resistomes Of Periodontal Health And Disease And Their Changes after Scaling and Root Planing Therapy – Yutong Kang – mSphere

Archaea Are Rare And Uncommon Members Of The Mammalian Skin Microbiome – Alexander K Umbach – mSystems

Association Between Human Genetic Variants And The Vaginal Bacteriome Of Pregnant Women – Wei Fan – mSystems

Population-wide Diversity And Stability Of Serum Antibody Epitope Repertoires against human microbiota – Thomas Vogl – Nature Medicine

Dynamic Colonization Of Microbes And Their Functions After Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Nathaniel D Chu – mBio

Review: Tryptophan Metabolites Modulate Inflammatory Bowel Disease And Colorectal Cancer By affecting immune system – Moein Ala – International Reviews Of Immunology

Review: From Gut Microbiota To Host Appetite: Gut Microbiota-derived Metabolites As Key regulators – Hui Han – Microbiome

The Roles Of Cytoplasmic Lipid Droplets In Modulating Intestinal Uptake Of Dietary Fat – Alyssa S Zembroski – Annual Reviews Of Nutrition

Review: Intestinal Microbiota In The SARS-CoV-2 Infection: What Is Known? – Patrícia Brito Rodrigues – Advances In Experimental Medicine And Biology

Review: The Microbiota-Gut-Brain Axis And Epilepsy – Qiang Yue – Cellular And Molecular Neurobiology

In Brief: Microbiota Links To Immunotherapy Toxicity – Sarah Seton-Rogers – Nature Reviews Cancer

Opinion: Forming Consensus To Advance Urobiome Research – Linda Brubaker – mSystems

Beneficial Microbes and Compounds

A High-protein Diet Containing Inulin/oligofructose Supports Body Weight Gain associated with lower energy expenditure and carbohydrate oxidation, and alters faecal microbiota in C57BL/6 mice – Franziska Koch – Journal Of Nutritional Science

Immunosuppressive Activity Is Attenuated By Astragalus polysaccharides Via remodeling the gut microenvironment in melanoma mice – Guiqing Ding – Cancer Science

Review: The Interaction Effect Between Tea Polyphenols And Intestinal Microbiota: Role In ameliorating neurological diseases – Mengyu Hong – Journal Of Food Biochemistry

Review: Nutritional Interventions And The Gut Microbiome In Children – Saurabh Mehta – Annual Reviews Of Nutrition

Animal Microbiome and Animal Models

Interspecific Variation And Functional Traits Of The Gut Microbiome In Spiders From the wild: The largest effort so far. – Kaomud Tyagi – PloS One

Vibrio vulnificus Induces The Death Of A Major Bacterial Species In The Mouse Gut via cyclo-Phe-Pro. – Jeong-A Kim – Microbiome

Maternal Cecal Microbiota Transfer Rescues Early-life Antibiotic-induced Enhancement of type 1 diabetes in mice. – Xue-Song Zhang – Cell Host & Microbe

Comprehensive Cultivation Of The Swine Gut Microbiome Reveals High Bacterial Diversity and Guides Bacterial Isolation in Pigs. – Xiaofan Wang – mSystems

Plant Microbiome

Drought Stress And Plant Ecotype Drive Microbiome Recruitment In Switchgrass – Tie-Yuan Liu – Journal Of Integrative Plant Biology

Microbe-dependent Heterosis In Maize – Maggie R Wagner – Proceedings Of The National Academy Of Sciences Of The United States Of America

Review: Prioritizing Host Phenotype To Understand Microbiome Heritability In Plants – Maggie R Wagner – The New Phytologist

Microbiome Analysis and Techniques

On The Robustness Of Inference Of Association With The Gut Microbiota In Stool, rectal swab and mucosal tissue samples – Shan Sun – Scientific Reports

Amplicon Sequence Variants Artificially Split Bacterial Genomes Into Separate Clusters. – Patrick D Schloss – MSphere

Linking Plasmid-based Beta-lactamases To Their Bacterial Hosts Using Single-cell fusion PCR – Peter J Diebold – eLife

An Integrated Machine Learning Framework For A Discriminative Analysis Of schizophrenia using multi-biological data. – Peng-Fei Ke – Scientific Reports

An Intestinal Gut Organ Culture System For Analyzing Host-Microbiota Interactions – Shalhevet Azriel – Journal Of Visualized Experiments (JoVE)

Mycobiome (Early 2021 Semi-Annual Fungal Microbiome Picks)

It’s been a while, but its time to highlight some recent mycobiome articles!

Human mycobiome

Intestinal mycobiota in health and diseases: from a disrupted equilibrium to clinical opportunities – Wu et al. – Microbiome

Gut mycobiota in immunity and inflammatory disease – Li et al. – Immunity

Response to fungal dysbiosis by gut-resident CX3CR1(+) mononuclear phagocytes aggravates allergic airway disease.- Li et al. – Cell Host Microbe. 

Human anti-fungal Th17 immunity and pathology rely on cross-reactivity against Candida albicans. – Bacher et al. – Cell. 

Prevalence and diversity of filamentous fungi in the airways of cystic fibrosis patients – a Dutch, multicentre study. – Engle et al. – J Cyst Fibros.

Early gut mycobiota and mother-offspring transfer. – Schei – Microbiome

Fungi form interkingdom microbial communities in the primordial human gut that develop with gestational age. – Willis et al – FASEB J.

Investigating colonization of the healthy adult gastrointestinal tract by fungi. – Auchtung et al. – mSphere.

CX3CR1+ mononuclear phagocytes control immunity to intestinal fungi. – Leonardi et al. – Science.

Commensal Candida albicans positively calibrates systemic Th17 immunological responses. – Shao et al – Cell Host Microbe. 

Macrophages maintain epithelium integrity by limiting fungal product absorption. – Chikina et al. – Cell.

Fungal symbionts produce prostaglandin E2 to promote their intestinal colonization. – Tan et al. – Front Cell Infect Microbiol.

The fungal mycobiome promotes pancreatic oncogenesis via activation of MBL. – Aykut et al – Nature. 

Fungal microbiota dysbiosis in IBD. – Sokol et al – Gut.

Malassezia is associated with Crohn’s disease and exacerbates colitis in mouse models. – Limon et al – Cell Host Microbe.

Macrophage interactions with fungi and bacteria in inflammatory bowel disease. – Leonardi et al. – Curr Opin Gastroenterol.

Fungi participate in the dysbiosis of gut microbiota in patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis. – Lemoinne et al – Gut

Intestinal fungi contribute to development of alcoholic liver disease. – Yang et al – J Clin Invest.

Animal mycobiome

The gut mycobiome of healthy mice is shaped by the environment and correlates with metabolic outcomes in response to diet – Mims and Al Abdallah et al. – Communications Biology

Profound mycobiome differences between segregated mouse colonies do not influence Th17 responses to a newly introduced gut fungal commensal. – Doron et al. – Fungal Genet Biol.

Season, age, and sex affect the fecal mycobiota of free-ranging Tibetan macaques (Macaca thibetana). – Sun et al – Am J Primatol.

Altered immunity of laboratory mice in the natural environment is associated with fungal colonization. – Yeung et al – Cell Host Microbe. 

Mycobiome techniques

The fungal frontier: a comparative analysis of methods used in the study of the human gut mycobiome. – Huseyin et al. – Front Microbiol. 

MetaEuk—sensitive, high-throughput gene discovery, and annotation for large-scale eukaryotic metagenomics – Karen et al. – Microbiome

Accurate and sensitive detection of microbial eukaryotes from whole metagenome shotgun sequencing – Lind et al – Microbiome

Tiara: Deep learning-based classification system for eukaryotic sequences –  Karlicki et al – bioRxiv.org

~ Kent Willis, MD

February 28, 2020

Good morning/afternoon y’all! today’s digest features some interesting-to-read genral biotech and ecology papers, as weel as the first gene catalouge of the vaginal microbiome, American pets microbiome revealed, cool microbiome engineering for biocontrol purpose in agriculture, a bunch of salt- and sweet-water microbiome studies and more!

Have a great weekend! put the guilt aside and enjoy some time with your spouse, family, pets, hobbies and anything else that you enjoy!

General Science

is is a very cool paper, beuatifuly presenting the connection and applicatino of two very ‘hot’ topics in today biotechnology world- AI and drug discovery:A Deep Learning Approach to Antibiotic Discovery- A Deep Learning Approach to Antibiotic Discovery, Jonathan M. Stokes, Cell

** Novel Outlook in Microbial Ecology: Nonmutualistic Interspecies Electron Transfer, Roman Moscoviz, Trends in Microbiology

A solution to minimum sample size for regressions, David J. Jenkins , PLOS One

The relationship between the host genome, microbiome, and host phenotype, Harald Brussow, Env. Micro.

Human microbiome

** A comprehensive non-redundant gene catalog reveals extensive within-community intraspecies diversity in the human vagina, Bing Ma, Nature Communications

Gut microbiota plasticity is correlated with sustained weight loss on a low-carb or low-fat dietary intervention, Jessica A. Grembi, Sci. Rep.

Analysis of healthy reference ranges for clinically relevant gut microbial indicators: A large web-based cohort study in Japan, Satoshi Watanabe , bioRxiv

Short chain fatty acids produced by colonizing intestinal commensal bacterial interaction with expressed breast milk are anti-inflammatory in human immature enterocytes, Nan Zheng, PLOS One

Animal microbiome

Characterization of gut microbiomes of household pets in the United States using a direct-to-consumer approach, Aashish R. Jha, PLOS One

Repeated sleep disruption in mice leads to persistent shifts in the fecal microbiome and metabolome, Samuel J. Bowers, PLOS One

Insect microbiome

**Engineering bacterial symbionts of nematodes improves biocontrol potential of the western corn rootworm, Ricardo A. R. Machado, Nature Biotechnology

Plant and soil microbiome

Genome wide association study reveals plant loci controlling heritability of the rhizosphere microbiome, Siwen Deng , bioRxiv

Differentiation strategies of soil rare and abundant microbial taxa in response to changing climatic regimes, Yuting Liang , Env. Micro.

Network analysis infers the wilt pathogen invasion associated with non-detrimental bacteria, Qiolong Hu , npj biofims and microbiomes

Marine microbiome

Exploring the resistome, virulome and microbiome of drinking water in environmental and clinical settings, Marcela Franca Dias, Water Research

Niche partitioning of methane-oxidizing bacteria along the oxygen–methane counter gradient of stratified lakes, Magdalena J. Mayr, ISME

A metagenomic assessment of microbial eukaryotic diversity in the global ocean, Aleix Obiol, Mol. Eco. Res.

Ocean acidification affects microbial community and invertebrate settlement on biofilms, Katie S. Nelson, Sci. Rep.

Understanding and creating biocementing beachrocks via biostimulation of indigenous microbial communities, Asha A. Ramachandran , Env. Biotech.

December 18, 2019

Good morning/afternoon all microbiome lovers!

Coming back from 4th Thunen Sumposium on Soil Metagenomics (11-13.12, Germany), the first section of today’s digest will highlight some work emphasized during the conference. Pay special attention to Amy Willis work (UoW) dealing with amplification bias in 16S analyses, among else. You are more than welcome to check the conference and the bioinformatic workshops schedule, as you’ll find interesting, inspiring and useful studies and tools that are relevant even if you’re not working on soil-associated habitats.

Have a great day!

Soil Metagenomics insights

Rigorous Statistical Methods for Rigorous Microbiome Science, Amy Willis, mSystems. I highly recommended to be familiar with the Willis lab works and tools, for all of us working with amplicon-sequencing and metagenomics. Amy was kind enough to upload her conference materials to github, using this link.

Additionally, They just started a bio-statistics blog, so check this as well.

Consistent and correctable bias in metagenomic sequencing experiments, Michael R. McLaren, bioRxiv

Understanding and interpreting community sequencing measurements of the vaginal microbiome, HL Berman, BJOG

These two papers are from Benjamin Callahan group (NCSW). Even though he wasn’t at the conference, his work (et al.) were mentioned several times by other speakers, so I decided to emphasize these two papers.

The MG-RAST API explorer: an on-ramp for RESTful query composition, Tobias Paczian, BMC Bioinformatics. Folker Meyer, one of the developers of MG-RAST and its head, was actually at the conference with a great talk about both MG-RAST and the importance of pipelines and common workflow language in computational biology. Check this link and the MG-RAST API explorer, making it so much simpler to search, filter and efficiently use MG-RAST.

TerrestrialMetagenomeDB: a public repository of curated and standardized metadata for terrestrial metagenomes, Felipe B Correa, bioRxiv. An amazing tool for searching and filtering soil-associated metagenomes in different databases, plus simple codes for downloading. Take a look at more papers from the de-Rocha group.

Human microbiomoe

**Molecular messages in human microbiota, Matthew T. Henke and Jon Clardy, Science

Resident microbes of lactation rooms and daycares, Diana H. Taft, PeerJ

Female genital tract microbiota affecting the risk of preterm birth: What do we know so far? A Review, O. Tsonis, European J OBG & Reproductive Biology

Differences in Fecal Microbiomes and Metabolomes of People With vs Without Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Bile Acid Malabsorption, Ian B. Jeffery, Gastroenterology

Soil and Plant microbiome

Comparison of Microbial Community of Rhizosphere and Endosphere in Kiwifruit, Min-Jung Kim, Plant Patho J.

Soil microbial communities in diverse agroecosystems exposed to the herbicide glyphosate, Ryan M. Kepler, AEM

Soil exposed to silver nanoparticles reveals significant changes in community structure and altered microbial transcriptional profiles, Matthew J. Meier, Env. Pollution

Animal microbiome

Effects of disease, antibiotic treatment and recovery trajectory on the microbiome of farmed seabass (Dicentrarchus labrax), Danila Rosado, Scientific Reports

June 26,2019

Good morning/afternoon wherever you are!

Today’s digest is really focusing on the environment- cilmate change (check the section right below), water, stone and coral reefs. We also included two microbiome framework papers worth reading and for all the athelates (and does who struggle to go the gym)- How is our microbiome linked to physical performance?

Have a good one!

Microbiology and Climate Change

The Microbiologists’ Warning–  Consensus Statement proclaiming that microorganisms are so critical to achieving an environmentally sustainable future that ignoring them risks the fate of Humanity. Please enter the link for more details and getting involved.

Scientists’ warning to humanity: microorganisms and climate change, Riccardo Cavicchioli, Nature Microbiology

Microbiome framework and methods

Combining Molecular Observations and Microbial Ecosystem Modeling: A Practical Guide, Ferdi L. Hellweger, Ann. Rev. Marine Science

Establishing microbial composition measurement standards with reference frames, James T. Morton, Nature Communications

Mining traits for the enrichment and isolation of not-yet-cultured populations, An-Ni Zhang, Microbiome

Human and animals microbiome

Meta-omics analysis of elite athletes identifies a performance-enhancing microbe that functions via lactate metabolism, Jonathan Scheiman, Nature Medicine

Impact of different hypercaloric diets on obesity features in rats: a metagenomics and metabolomics integrative approach, Andreu Gual-Grau, J. Nutritional Biochemistry

*Method: A Guide for Ex Vivo Handling and Storage of Stool Samples Intended for Fecal Microbiota Transplantation, Sebestian D. Burz, Scientific Reports

Skin microbiome modulation induced by probiotic solutions, Bernhard Paetzhold, Microbiome

Environmental microbiome

Microbial dynamics of biosand filters and contributions of the microbial food web to effective treatment of wastewater-impacted water sources, Tara M. Webster, AEM

Elucidating the ecological networks in stone‐dwelling microbiomes, Moussa Louati, Environmental Microbiology

Microbial indicators of environmental perturbations in coral reef ecosystems, Betina Glasl, Microbiome

The Role of the Human Microbiome in Chemical Toxicity, Jason M. Koontz, Int. j. Toxicology

May 14, 2019

Good morning microbe lovers! This digest presents papers for everyone taste, plus some really nice general microbiology and science papers. Check out cool snow algae microbiome in Antarctica, soil aggregates microbiome, DNA extraction methods in studying animal microbiomes and more.

Don’t forget to spread MD with friends, colleges and others- it really helps us knowing our hard work is actually being read.

General microbiology

Into the wild: microbiome transplant studies need broader ecological reality , Christopher J. Greyson-Gaito, EcoEcoRxiv

Predicting the decision making chemicals used for bacterial growth, Kazuha Ashino, Scientific Reports

A longitudinal big data approach for precision health, Sophia Miryam Schussler-Fiorenza Rose, Nature Medicine

Human Microbiome

Mammographic breast density and its association with urinary estrogens and the fecal microbiota in postmenopausal women, Gieira S. Jones, PLOS One

Periodontal Health and Oral Microbiota in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis, K. Erikkson, Journal of Clinical Medicine

Animal Microbiome

Habitat fragmentation is associated with dietary shifts and microbiota variability in common vampire bats, Melissa R. Ingala, Ecology and Evolution

Fungal disease and temperature alter skin microbiome structure in an experimental salamander system, CR Muletz-Wolz, Molecular Ecology

Variations of the intestinal gut microbiota of farmed rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss (Walbaum), depending on the infection status of the fish, A.N Parshukov, Journal of Applied Microbiology

Responses of microbial community structure in turbot (Scophthalmus maximus) larval intestine to the regulation of probiotic introduced through live feed, Yan Jiang, PLOS One

Assessment of microbial communities on freshly killed wild boar meat by MALDI-TOF MS and 16S rRNA amplicon sequencing, M.F. Peruzy, Int. Food Microbiology

**Methods Impact of DNA extraction methods on the observed microbial communities from the intestinal flora of the penaeid shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei, Boyun Jiang, FEMS Microbiology Letters

Air Microbiome

** Snow algae communities in Antarctica: metabolic and taxonomic composition, Matthew P. Davey, The New Phytologist

Soil and Plants Microbiome

**Minireview Soil aggregate microbial communities: Towards understanding microbiome interactions at biologically relevant scales, Regina L. Wilpiszeski, App. Env. Microbiology

Comparative microbiome analysis of two different long-term pesticide contaminated soils revealed the anthropogenic influence on functional potential of microbial communities, Raj Kumar Regar, Science of the Total Environment

Interpreting distance‐decay pattern of soil bacteria via quantifying the assembly processes at multiple spatial scales, Maomao Feng, MicrobiologyOpen

Complex microbial communities drive iron and sulfur cycling in Arctic fjord sediments, J. Buongiorno, App. Env. Microbiology

Defining the root endosphere and rhizosphere microbiomes from the World Olive Germplasm Collection, Antonio Jose Fernandez-Gonzales, bioRxiv

Microbiome in the news

Human gut microbiome physiology can now be studied in vitro using Organ Chip technology, Phys.org

Inspirotec Inc and Argonne National Laboratory Collaborate on Largest Study to Date of Airborne Allergens and Microbiome in Same Homes, Globenewswire