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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632755/potassium-is-a-key-signal-in-host-microbiome-dysbiosis-in-periodontitis
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Susan Yost, Ana E Duran-Pinedo, Keerthana Krishnan, Jorge Frias-Lopez
Dysbiosis, or the imbalance in the structural and/or functional properties of the microbiome, is at the origin of important infectious inflammatory diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and periodontal disease. Periodontitis is a polymicrobial inflammatory disease that affects a large proportion of the world's population and has been associated with a wide variety of systemic health conditions, such as diabetes, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. Dysbiosis has been identified as a key element in the development of the disease...
June 20, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607437/single-stranded-rna-viruses-infecting-the-invasive-argentine-ant-linepithema-humile
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Monica A M Gruber, Meghan Cooling, James W Baty, Kevin Buckley, Anna Friedlander, Oliver Quinn, Jessica F E J Russell, Alexandra Sébastien, Philip J Lester
Social insects host a diversity of viruses. We examined New Zealand populations of the globally widely distributed invasive Argentine ant (Linepithema humile) for RNA viruses. We used metatranscriptomic analysis, which identified six potential novel viruses in the Dicistroviridae family. Of these, three contigs were confirmed by Sanger sequencing as Linepithema humile virus-1 (LHUV-1), a novel strain of Kashmir bee virus (KBV) and Black queen cell virus (BQCV), while the others were chimeric or misassembled sequences...
June 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607432/characterisation-of-a-stable-laboratory-co-culture-of-acidophilic-nanoorganisms
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Susanne Krause, Andreas Bremges, Philipp C Münch, Alice C McHardy, Johannes Gescher
This study describes the laboratory cultivation of ARMAN (Archaeal Richmond Mine Acidophilic Nanoorganisms). After 2.5 years of successive transfers in an anoxic medium containing ferric sulfate as an electron acceptor, a consortium was attained that is comprised of two members of the order Thermoplasmatales, a member of a proposed ARMAN group, as well as a fungus. The 16S rRNA identity of one archaeon is only 91.6% compared to the most closely related isolate Thermogymnomonas acidicola. Hence, this organism is the first member of a new genus...
June 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602082/linking-genes-to-microbial-biogeochemical-cycling-lessons-from-arsenic
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Yong-Guan Zhu, Xi-Mei Xue, Andreas Kappler, Barry P Rosen, Andrew A Meharg
The biotransformation of arsenic is highly relevant to the arsenic biogeochemical cycle. Identification of the molecular details of microbial pathways of arsenic biotransformation coupled with analyses of microbial communities by meta-omics can provide insights into detailed aspects of the complexities of this biocycle. Arsenic transformations couple to other biogeochemical cycles, and to the fate of both nutrients and other toxic environmental contaminants. Microbial redox metabolism of iron, carbon, sulfur and nitrogen affects the redox and bioavailability of arsenic species...
June 11, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561030/metabolic-network-analysis-reveals-microbial-community-interactions-in-anammox-granules
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Christopher E Lawson, Sha Wu, Ananda S Bhattacharjee, Joshua J Hamilton, Katherine D McMahon, Ramesh Goel, Daniel R Noguera
Microbial communities mediating anaerobic ammonium oxidation (anammox) represent one of the most energy-efficient environmental biotechnologies for nitrogen removal from wastewater. However, little is known about the functional role heterotrophic bacteria play in anammox granules. Here, we use genome-centric metagenomics to recover 17 draft genomes of anammox and heterotrophic bacteria from a laboratory-scale anammox bioreactor. We combine metabolic network reconstruction with metatranscriptomics to examine the gene expression of anammox and heterotrophic bacteria and to identify their potential interactions...
May 31, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548659/metatranscriptomic-analysis-of-prokaryotic-communities-active-in-sulfur-and-arsenic-cycling-in-mono-lake-california-usa
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Christian F Edwardson, James T Hollibaugh
This study evaluates the transcriptionally active, dissimilatory sulfur- and arsenic-cycling components of the microbial community in alkaline, hypersaline Mono Lake, CA, USA. We sampled five depths spanning the redox gradient (10, 15, 18, 25 and 31 m) during maximum thermal stratification. We used custom databases to identify transcripts of genes encoding complex iron-sulfur molybdoenzyme (CISM) proteins, with a focus on arsenic (arrA, aioA and arxA) and sulfur cycling (dsrA, aprA and soxB), and assigned them to taxonomic bins...
May 26, 2017: ISME Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546481/metagenomes-and-metatranscriptomes-of-activated-sludge-from-a-sewage-plant-with-or-without-aerobic-granule-enrichment
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Julien Crovadore, Vice Soljan, Gautier Calmin, Romain Chablais, Bastien Cochard, François Lefort
We report here the metagenomes and metatranscriptomes of activated sludge bioreactors, enriched or not enriched with aerobic granules, at an initial state and after 1 month of incubation. Data showed that the added granular biomass expressed higher levels of expression of genes involved in ammonia elimination.
May 25, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539641/revealing-the-insoluble-metasecretome-of-lignocellulose-degrading-microbial-communities
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Anna M Alessi, Susannah M Bird, Joseph P Bennett, Nicola C Oates, Yi Li, Adam A Dowle, Igor Polikarpov, J Peter W Young, Simon J McQueen-Mason, Neil C Bruce
Microbial communities metabolize plant biomass using secreted enzymes; however, identifying extracellular proteins tightly bound to insoluble lignocellulose in these microbiomes presents a challenge, as the rigorous extraction required to elute these proteins also lyses the microbes associated with the plant biomass releasing intracellular proteins that contaminate the metasecretome. Here we describe a technique for targeting the extracellular proteome, which was used to compare the metasecretome and meta-surface-proteome of two lignocellulose-degrading communities grown on wheat straw and rice straw...
May 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535339/ecophysiological-examination-of-the-lake-erie-microcystis-bloom-in-2014-linkages-between-biology-and-the-water-supply-shutdown-of-toledo-oh
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Morgan M Steffen, Timothy W Davis, R Michael L McKay, George S Bullerjahn, Lauren E Krausfeldt, Joshua M A Stough, Michelle L Neitzey, Naomi E Gilbert, Gregory L Boyer, Thomas H Johengen, Duane C Gossiaux, Ashley M Burtner, Danna Palladino, Mark D Rowe, Gregory J Dick, Kevin A Meyer, Shawn Levy, Braden E Boone, Richard P Stumpf, Timothy T Wynne, Paul V Zimba, Danielle Gutierrez, Steven W Wilhelm
Annual cyanobacterial blooms dominated by Microcystis have occurred in western Lake Erie (U.S./Canada) during summer months since 1995. The production of toxins by bloom-forming cyanobacteria can lead to drinking water crises, such as the one experienced by the city of Toledo in August of 2014, when the city was rendered without drinking water for >2 days. It is important to understand the conditions and environmental cues that were driving this specific bloom to provide a scientific framework for management of future bloom events...
June 8, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526844/identification-of-extracellular-glycerophosphodiesterases-in-pseudomonas-and-their-role-in-soil-organic-phosphorus-remineralisation
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Ian D E A Lidbury, Andrew R J Murphy, Tandra D Fraser, Gary D Bending, Alexandra M E Jones, Jonathan D Moore, Andrew Goodall, Mark Tibbett, John P Hammond, David J Scanlan, Elizabeth M H Wellington
In soils, phosphorus (P) exists in numerous organic and inorganic forms. However, plants can only acquire inorganic orthophosphate (Pi), meaning global crop production is frequently limited by P availability. To overcome this problem, rock phosphate fertilisers are heavily applied, often with negative environmental and socio-economic consequences. The organic P fraction of soil contains phospholipids that are rapidly degraded resulting in the release of bioavailable Pi. However, the mechanisms behind this process remain unknown...
May 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515336/the-effects-of-micronutrient-deficiencies-on-bacterial-species-from-the-human-gut-microbiota
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Matthew C Hibberd, Meng Wu, Dmitry A Rodionov, Xiaoqing Li, Jiye Cheng, Nicholas W Griffin, Michael J Barratt, Richard J Giannone, Robert L Hettich, Andrei L Osterman, Jeffrey I Gordon
Vitamin and mineral (micronutrient) deficiencies afflict 2 billion people. Although the impact of these imbalances on host biology has been studied extensively, much less is known about their effects on the gut microbiota of developing or adult humans. Therefore, we established a community of cultured, sequenced human gut-derived bacterial species in gnotobiotic mice and fed the animals a defined micronutrient-sufficient diet, followed by a derivative diet devoid of vitamin A, folate, iron, or zinc, followed by return to the sufficient diet...
May 17, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481971/bioinformatics-tools-for-quantitative-and-functional-metagenome-and-metatranscriptome-data-analysis-in-microbes
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Sheng-Yong Niu, Jinyu Yang, Adam McDermaid, Jing Zhao, Yu Kang, Qin Ma
Metagenomic and metatranscriptomic sequencing approaches are more frequently being used to link microbiota to important diseases and ecological changes. Many analyses have been used to compare the taxonomic and functional profiles of microbiota across habitats or individuals. While a large portion of metagenomic analyses focus on species-level profiling, some studies use strain-level metagenomic analyses to investigate the relationship between specific strains and certain circumstances. Metatranscriptomic analysis provides another important insight into activities of genes by examining gene expression levels of microbiota...
May 8, 2017: Briefings in Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473726/non-autotrophic-methanogens-dominate-in-anaerobic-digesters
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Atsushi Kouzuma, Maho Tsutsumi, Shun'ichi Ishii, Yoshiyuki Ueno, Takashi Abe, Kazuya Watanabe
Anaerobic digesters are man-made habitats for fermentative and methanogenic microbes, and are characterized by extremely high concentrations of organics. However, little is known about how microbes adapt to such habitats. In the present study, we report phylogenetic, metagenomic, and metatranscriptomic analyses of microbiomes in thermophilic packed-bed digesters fed acetate as the major substrate, and we have shown that acetoclastic and hydrogenotrophic methanogens that utilize acetate as a carbon source dominate there...
May 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472930/three-novel-pseudomonas-phages-isolated-from-composting-provide-insights-into-the-evolution-and-diversity-of-tailed-phages
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Deyvid Amgarten, Layla Farage Martins, Karen Cristina Lombardi, Luciana Principal Antunes, Ana Paula Silva de Souza, Gianlucca Gonçalves Nicastro, Elliott Watanabe Kitajima, Ronaldo Bento Quaggio, Chris Upton, João Carlos Setubal, Aline Maria da Silva
BACKGROUND: Among viruses, bacteriophages are a group of special interest due to their capacity of infecting bacteria that are important for biotechnology and human health. Composting is a microbial-driven process in which complex organic matter is converted into humus-like substances. In thermophilic composting, the degradation activity is carried out primarily by bacteria and little is known about the presence and role of bacteriophages in this process. RESULTS: Using Pseudomonas aeruginosa as host, we isolated three new phages from a composting operation at the Sao Paulo Zoo Park (Brazil)...
May 4, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469608/genome-centric-analysis-of-a-thermophilic-and-cellulolytic-bacterial-consortium-derived-from-composting
#15
Leandro N Lemos, Roberta V Pereira, Ronaldo B Quaggio, Layla F Martins, Livia M S Moura, Amanda R da Silva, Luciana P Antunes, Aline M da Silva, João C Setubal
Microbial consortia selected from complex lignocellulolytic microbial communities are promising alternatives to deconstruct plant waste, since synergistic action of different enzymes is required for full degradation of plant biomass in biorefining applications. Culture enrichment also facilitates the study of interactions among consortium members, and can be a good source of novel microbial species. Here, we used a sample from a plant waste composting operation in the São Paulo Zoo (Brazil) as inoculum to obtain a thermophilic aerobic consortium enriched through multiple passages at 60°C in carboxymethylcellulose as sole carbon source...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449106/microbiomeanalyst-a-web-based-tool-for-comprehensive-statistical-visual-and-meta-analysis-of-microbiome-data
#16
Achal Dhariwal, Jasmine Chong, Salam Habib, Irah L King, Luis B Agellon, Jianguo Xia
The widespread application of next-generation sequencing technologies has revolutionized microbiome research by enabling high-throughput profiling of the genetic contents of microbial communities. How to analyze the resulting large complex datasets remains a key challenge in current microbiome studies. Over the past decade, powerful computational pipelines and robust protocols have been established to enable efficient raw data processing and annotation. The focus has shifted toward downstream statistical analysis and functional interpretation...
April 26, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442658/predominant-but-previously-overlooked-prokaryotic-drivers-of-reductive-nitrogen-transformation-in-paddy-soils-revealed-by-metatranscriptomics
#17
Yoko Masuda, Hideomi Itoh, Yutaka Shiratori, Kazuo Isobe, Shigeto Otsuka, Keishi Senoo
Waterlogged paddy soils possess anoxic zones in which microbes actively induce reductive nitrogen transformation (RNT). In the present study, a shotgun RNA sequencing analysis (metatranscriptomics) of paddy soil samples revealed that most RNT gene transcripts in paddy soils were derived from Deltaproteobacteria, particularly the genera Anaeromyxobacter and Geobacter. Despite the frequent detection of the rRNA of these microbes in paddy soils, their RNT-associated genes have rarely been identified in previous PCR-based studies...
April 22, 2017: Microbes and Environments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428832/a-meta-analysis-testing-eusocial-co-option-theories-in-termite-gut-physiology-and-symbiosis
#18
Michael E Scharf, Yunpeng Cai, Yijun Sun, Ruchira Sen, Rhitoban Raychoudhury, Drion G Boucias
The termite gut accomplishes key physiologic functions that underlie termite symbiosis and sociality. However, potential candidate functions of the host-symbiont holobiome have not yet been explored across seemingly divergent processes such as digestion, immunity, caste differentiation, and xenobiotic tolerance. This study took a meta-analysis approach for concurrently studying host and symbiont gut metatranscriptome responses of the lower termite Reticulitermes flavipes, which has ancestral characteristics and hosts a diverse mix of eukaryotic and bacterial symbionts...
2017: Communicative & Integrative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390722/factors-influencing-ruminal-bacterial-community-diversity-and-composition-and-microbial-fibrolytic-enzyme-abundance-in-lactating-dairy-cows-with-a-focus-on-the-role-of-active-dry-yeast
#19
Ousama AlZahal, Fuyong Li, Le Luo Guan, Nicola D Walker, Brian W McBride
The objective of the current study was to employ a DNA-based sequencing technology to study the effect of active dry yeast (ADY) supplementation, diet type, and sample location within the rumen on rumen bacterial community diversity and composition, and to use an RNA-based method to study the effect of ADY supplementation on rumen microbial metabolism during high-grain feeding (HG). Our previous report demonstrated that the supplementation of lactating dairy cows with ADY attenuated the effect of subacute ruminal acidosis...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389566/microbial-metabolites-in-health-and-disease-navigating-the-unknown-in-search-of-function
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Kristina B Martinez, Vanessa Leone, Eugene B Chang
The gut microbiota has been implicated in the development of a number of chronic gastrointestinal and systemic diseases. These include inflammatory bowel diseases, irritable bowel syndrome, and metabolic (i.e. obesity, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and diabetes) and neurological diseases. The advanced understanding of host-microbe interactions has largely been due to new technologies such as 16S rRNA sequencing to identify previously unknown microbial communities and, more importantly, their functional characteristics through metagenomic sequencing and other multi-omic technologies, such as metatranscriptomics, metaproteomics, and metabolomics...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
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