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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779275/-salivary-microbial-communities-associated-with-severe-early-childhood-caries
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Tong-Zheng Sun, Fei Teng, Song-Bo Jia, Yong-Ping Tang, Ming Jiang, Shi Huang, Xiao Yuan, Xiao-Lan Li, Fang Yang
OBJECTIVE: To compare the salivary microbial profiles of healthy subjects and those with severe early childhood caries (S-ECC) by using high-throughput sequencing. METHODS: Salivary samples were obtained from children with S-ECC (group C, n=24) and healthy children (group H, n=24). Total metagenomic DNA was extracted, and DNA amplicons of the V1-V3 hypervariable region of the 16S rRNA gene were generated and subjected to 454 sequencing. The characteristics of oral microbial communities from the two groups were compared based on microbial diversity and taxonomy assignment...
April 1, 2018: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778701/natural-history-of-avian-papillomaviruses
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REVIEW
Daniel A Truchado, Richard A J Williams, Laura Benítez
Papillomaviruses (Family: Papillomaviridae) are small non-enveloped viruses that cause skin and mucosa infections in diverse vertebrates. The vast majority have been detected in mammals. However, the number of papillomaviruses described in birds is growing, especially because of metagenomic studies. Seven complete genomes and one partial sequence have been described, corresponding to five papillomavirus genera. These have been detected from various sample types, including skin, internal epithelium, and faecal material, from seven highly diverse wild and captive avian species...
May 17, 2018: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778173/human-viral-pathogens-are-pervasive-in-wastewater-treatment-center-aerosols
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Evelyne Brisebois, Marc Veillette, Vanessa Dion-Dupont, Jacques Lavoie, Jacques Corbeil, Alexander Culley, Caroline Duchaine
Wastewater treatment center (WTC) workers may be vulnerable to diseases caused by viruses, such as the common cold, influenza and gastro-intestinal infections. Although there is a substantial body of literature characterizing the microbial community found in wastewater, only a few studies have characterized the viral component of WTC aerosols, despite the fact that most diseases affecting WTC workers are of viral origin and that some of these viruses are transmitted through the air. In this study, we evaluated in four WTCs the presence of 11 viral pathogens of particular concern in this milieu and used a metagenomic approach to characterize the total viral community in the air of one of those WTCs...
May 2018: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776926/occurrence-of-traditional-and-alternative-fecal-indicators-in-tropical-urban-environments-under-different-land-use-patterns
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Nazanin Saeidi, Xiaoqiong Gu, Tran Ngoc Han, Shin Giek Goh, Masaaki Kitajima, Ariel Kushmaro, Bradley William Schmitz, Karina Yew-Hoong Gin
This study evaluates the geospatial distribution of fecal indicator bacteria (FIB) (i.e., E. coli , Enterococcus spp.) and the alternative fecal indicator, pepper mild mottle virus (PMMoV), in tropical freshwater environments under different land use patterns. Results show that the occurrence and concentration of microbial fecal indicators was higher for urban-dominated areas than parkland-dominated, consistent with land use weightage. Significant positive correlations with traditional FIB indicate that PMMoV is a suitable indicator of fecal contamination in tropical catchments waters (0...
May 18, 2018: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775902/type-1-diabetes-through-the-lens-of-human-genome-and-metagenome-interplay
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REVIEW
Sepideh Zununi Vahed, Hakimeh Moghaddas Sani, Yalda Rahbar Saadat, Abolfazl Barzegari, Yadollah Omidi
Diabetes is a genetic- and epigenetic-related disease from which a large population worldwide suffers. Some genetic factors along with various mutations related to the immune system for disease mechanism(s) have contrastively been determined. However, sometimes mechanisms have not been fully managed for the clarification of the initiation and/or progression of diseases to help patients. In the recent years, due to familiarity with the role of gut microbiota in the health, it has been found that the changes of the microbial balance in the industrialized societies can cause a battery of modern diseases, for which we have no specific definition of how they emerge...
May 15, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774049/bioreactor-microbial-ecosystems-with-differentiated-methanogenic-phenol-biodegradation-and-competitive-metabolic-pathways-unraveled-with-genome-resolved-metagenomics
#6
Feng Ju, Yubo Wang, Tong Zhang
Background: Methanogenic biodegradation of aromatic compounds depends on syntrophic metabolism. However, metabolic enzymes and pathways of uncultured microorganisms and their ecological interactions with methanogenic consortia are unknown because of their resistance to isolation and limited genomic information. Results: Genome-resolved metagenomics approaches were used to reconstruct and dissect 23 prokaryotic genomes from 37 and 20 °C methanogenic phenol-degrading reactors...
2018: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774017/identifying-group-specific-sequences-for-microbial-communities-using-long-k-mer-sequence-signatures
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Ying Wang, Lei Fu, Jie Ren, Zhaoxia Yu, Ting Chen, Fengzhu Sun
Comparing metagenomic samples is crucial for understanding microbial communities. For different groups of microbial communities, such as human gut metagenomic samples from patients with a certain disease and healthy controls, identifying group-specific sequences offers essential information for potential biomarker discovery. A sequence that is present, or rich, in one group, but absent, or scarce, in another group is considered " group-specific " in our study. Our main purpose is to discover group-specific sequence regions between control and case groups as disease-associated markers...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773876/early-salmonella-typhimurium-infection-in-pigs-disrupts-microbiome-composition-and-functionality-principally-at-the-ileum-mucosa
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Héctor Argüello, Jordi Estellé, Sara Zaldívar-López, Ángeles Jiménez-Marín, Ana Carvajal, Mª Asunción López-Bascón, Fiona Crispie, Orla O'Sullivan, Paul D Cotter, Feliciano Priego-Capote, Luis Morera, Juan J Garrido
Salmonella is a major foodborne pathogen which successfully infects animal species for human consumption such as swine. The pathogen has a battery of virulence factors which it uses to colonise and persist within the host. The host microbiota may play a role in resistance to, and may also be indirectly responsible from some of the consequences of, Salmonella infection. To investigate this, we used 16S rRNA metagenomic sequencing to determine the changes in the gut microbiota of pigs in response to infection by Salmonella Typhimurium at three locations: ileum mucosa, ileum content and faeces...
May 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773615/microbial-diversity-in-commercial-bee-pollen-from-europe-chile-and-mexico-based-on-16s-rrna-gene-amplicon-metagenome-sequencing
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Vicente D Moreno Andrade, Carlos Saldaña Gutiérrez, Rosa P Calvillo Medina, Andrés Cruz Hérnandez, Moisés A Vázquez Cruz, Alfonso Torres Ruíz, Sergio Romero Gómez, Miguel A Ramos López, Erika Álvarez-Hidalgo, Silvia B López-Gaytan, Natanahel Salvador Ramírez, George H Jones, Jose Luis Hernandez-Flores, Juan Campos-Guillén
Bee pollen is a highly nutritive natural foodstuff. Because of its use as a comestible, the association of bacteria with bee pollen is commercially and biologically important. We report here the bacterial diversity of seven bee pollen samples (five from Europe, one from Chile, and one from Mexico) based on 16S rRNA gene amplicon metagenome sequencing.
May 17, 2018: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772404/viremia-preceding-multiple-sclerosis-two-nested-case-control-studies
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Emilie Hultin, Laila Sara Arroyo Mühr, Zurab Bzhalava, Maria Hortlund, Camilla Lagheden, Peter Sundström, Joakim Dillner
Infections have been suggested to be involved in Multiple Sclerosis (MS). We used metagenomic sequencing to detect both known and yet unknown microorganisms in 2 nested case control studies of MS. Two different cohorts were followed for MS using registry linkages. Serum samples taken before diagnosis as well as samples from matched control subjects were selected. In cohort1 with 75 cases and 75 controls, most viral reads were Anelloviridae-related and >95% detected among the cases. Among samples taken up to 2 years before MS diagnosis, Anellovirus species TTMV1, TTMV6 and TTV27 were significantly more common among cases...
May 14, 2018: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771380/dbcan2-a-meta-server-for-automated-carbohydrate-active-enzyme-annotation
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Han Zhang, Tanner Yohe, Le Huang, Sarah Entwistle, Peizhi Wu, Zhenglu Yang, Peter K Busk, Ying Xu, Yanbin Yin
Complex carbohydrates of plants are the main food sources of animals and microbes, and serve as promising renewable feedstock for biofuel and biomaterial production. Carbohydrate active enzymes (CAZymes) are the most important enzymes for complex carbohydrate metabolism. With an increasing number of plant and plant-associated microbial genomes and metagenomes being sequenced, there is an urgent need of automatic tools for genomic data mining of CAZymes. We developed the dbCAN web server in 2012 to provide a public service for automated CAZyme annotation for newly sequenced genomes...
May 16, 2018: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771345/sucrose-metabolism-alters-lactobacillus-plantarum-survival-and-interactions-with-the-microbiota-in-the-digestive-tract
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Xiaochen Yin, Dustin D Heeney, Yanin Tab Srisengfa, Shin-Yu Chen, Carolyn M Slupsky, Maria L Marco
We investigated whether sucrose metabolism by probiotic Lactobacillus plantarum influences the intestinal survival and microbial responses to this organism when administered to mice fed a sucrose-rich, Western diet. A L. plantarum mutant unable to metabolize sucrose was constructed by deleting scrB, coding for beta-fructofuranosidase, in a rifampicin-resistant strain of L. plantarum NCIMB8826. The ScrB deficient mutant survived in 8-fold higher numbers compared to the wild-type strain when measured 24 h after administration on two consecutive days...
May 16, 2018: FEMS Microbiology Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769358/resolving-the-phylogenetic-position-of-darwin-s-extinct-ground-sloth-mylodon-darwinii-using-mitogenomic-and-nuclear-exon-data
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Frédéric Delsuc, Melanie Kuch, Gillian C Gibb, Jonathan Hughes, Paul Szpak, John Southon, Jacob Enk, Ana T Duggan, Hendrik N Poinar
Mylodon darwinii is the extinct giant ground sloth named after Charles Darwin, who first collected its remains in South America. We have successfully obtained a high-quality mitochondrial genome at 99-fold coverage using an Illumina shotgun sequencing of a 12 880-year-old bone fragment from Mylodon Cave in Chile. Low level of DNA damage showed that this sample was exceptionally well preserved for an ancient subfossil, probably the result of the dry and cold conditions prevailing within the cave. Accordingly, taxonomic assessment of our shotgun metagenomic data showed a very high percentage of endogenous DNA with 22% of the assembled metagenomic contigs assigned to Xenarthra...
May 16, 2018: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768437/oral-health-status-in-historic-population-macroscopic-and-metagenomic-evidence
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Claire Willmann, Xavier Mata, Kristian Hanghoej, Laure Tonasso, Lenka Tisseyre, Céline Jeziorski, Elodie Cabot, Pierre Chevet, Eric Crubézy, Ludovic Orlando, Rémi Esclassan, Catherine Thèves
Recent developments in High-Throughput DNA sequencing (HTS) technologies and ancient DNA (aDNA) research have opened access to the characterization of the microbial communities within past populations. Most studies have, however, relied on the analysis of dental calculus as one particular material type particularly prone to the molecular preservation of ancient microbial biofilms and potential of entire teeth for microbial characterization, both of healthy communities and pathogens in ancient individuals, remains overlooked...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767724/fluctuations-in-populations-of-subsurface-methane-oxidizers-in-coordination-with-changes-in-electron-acceptor-availability
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C Magnabosco, P H A Timmers, M C Y Lau, G Borgonie, B Linage-Alvarez, O Kuloyo, R Alleva, T L Kieft, G F Slater, E van Heerden, B Sherwood Lollar, T C Onstott
The concentrations of electron donors and acceptors in the terrestrial subsurface biosphere fluctuate due to migration and mixing of subsurface fluids, but the mechanisms and rates at which microbial communities respond to these changes are largely unknown. Subsurface microbial communities exhibit long cellular turnover times and are often considered relatively static-generating just enough ATP for cellular maintenance. Here, we investigated how subsurface populations of CH4 oxidizers respond to changes in electron acceptor availability by monitoring the biological and geochemical composition in a 1,339 meters-below-land-surface (mbls) fluid-filled fracture over the course of both longer (2...
May 14, 2018: FEMS Microbiology Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767666/the-genome-sequence-of-dyella-jiangningensis-fcav-scs01-from-a-lignocellulose-decomposing-microbial-consortium-metagenome-reveals-potential-for-biotechnological-applications
#16
Joana G Desiderato, Danillo O Alvarenga, Milena T L Constancio, Lucia M C Alves, Alessandro M Varani
Cellulose and its associated polymers are structural components of the plant cell wall, constituting one of the major sources of carbon and energy in nature. The carbon cycle is dependent on cellulose- and lignin-decomposing microbial communities and their enzymatic systems acting as consortia. These microbial consortia are under constant exploration for their potential biotechnological use. Herein, we describe the characterization of the genome of Dyella jiangningensis FCAV SCS01, recovered from the metagenome of a lignocellulose-degrading microbial consortium, which was isolated from a sugarcane crop soil under mechanical harvesting and covered by decomposing straw...
May 14, 2018: Genetics and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765365/human-activity-determines-the-presence-of-integron-associated-and-antibiotic-resistance-genes-in-southwestern-british-columbia
#17
Miguel I Uyaguari-Díaz, Matthew A Croxen, Zhiyao Luo, Kirby I Cronin, Michael Chan, Waren N Baticados, Matthew J Nesbitt, Shaorong Li, Kristina M Miller, Damion Dooley, William Hsiao, Judith L Isaac-Renton, Patrick Tang, Natalie Prystajecky
The dissemination of antibiotic resistant bacteria from anthropogenic sources into the environment poses an emerging public health threat. Antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) and gene-capturing systems such as integron-associated integrase genes ( intI ) play a key role in alterations of microbial communities and the spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria into the environment. In order to assess the effect of anthropogenic activities on watersheds in southwestern British Columbia, the presence of putative antibiotic resistance and integrase genes was analyzed in the microbiome of agricultural, urban influenced, and protected watersheds...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765091/metagenomic-profiling-for-assessing-microbial-diversity-and-microbial-adaptation-to-degradation-of-hydrocarbons-in-two-south-african-petroleum-contaminated-water-aquifers
#18
Leonard Kachienga, Keshri Jitendra, Maggy Momba
Biodegradation of hydrocarbons by indigenous populations of microorganisms found in petroleum-contaminated water sources represents one of the primary mechanisms by which petroleum and other hydrocarbon pollutants are eliminated from the aquatic environment. The identification of these microorganisms, which have capabilities to convert the majority of toxic hydrocarbons into compounds that are less harmful for end-users, is therefore crucial for bioremediation purposes. The aim of this study was to profile the microbial diversity of two South African petroleum-contaminated water aquifer sites and to determine the microbial adaptation to hydrocarbon degradation using a metagenomics approach...
May 15, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764943/microscopic-and-molecular-evidence-of-the-first-elasmobranch-adomavirus-the-cause-of-skin-disease-in-a-giant-guitarfish-rhynchobatus-djiddensis
#19
Jennifer A Dill, Alvin C Camus, John H Leary, Terry Fei Fan Ng
Only eight families of double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) viruses are known to infect vertebrate animals. During an investigation of papillomatous skin disease in an elasmobranch species, the giant guitarfish ( Rhynchobatus djiddensis ), a novel virus, distinct from all known viral families in regard to particle size, morphology, genome organization, and helicase phylogeny was discovered. Large inclusion bodies containing 75-nm icosahedral viral particles were present within epithelial cell nuclei in the proliferative skin lesions...
May 15, 2018: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762899/metagenomics-analysis-of-gut-microbiota-in-a-high-fat-diet-induced-obesity-mouse-model-fed-with-epigallocatechin-3-o-3-o-methyl-gallate-egcg3-me
#20
Xin Zhang, Yuhui Chen, Jieyu Zhu, Man Zhang, Chi-Tang Ho, Qingrong Huang, Jinxuan Cao
SCOPE: (-)-Epigallocatechin 3-O-(3-O-methyl) gallate (EGCG3''Me) has been shown to have a modulatory effect on human intestinal microbiota, and the relationship between intestinal flora and obesity has attracted more and more attention recently. Here, we investigated the potential link between EGCG3''Me and gut microbiota composition, as well as the underlying mechanisms of the anti-obesity activity of EGCG3''Me. METHODS AND RESULTS: EGCG3''Me was prepared from oolong tea by column chromatography, and the influence of EGCG3''Me on intestinal microbiota was analysed using a human flora-associated high fat diet (HFD)-induced obesity mouse model by metagenomics...
May 15, 2018: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
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