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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342734/integration-of-microbiome-and-epigenome-to-decipher-the-pathogenesis-of-autoimmune-diseases
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Beidi Chen, Luxi Sun, Xuan Zhang
The interaction between genetic predisposition and environmental factors are of great significance in the pathogenesis and development of autoimmune diseases (AIDs). The human mucosa is the most frequent site that interacts with the exterior environment, and commensal microbiota at the gut and other human mucosal cavities play a crucial role in the regulation of immune system. Growing evidence has shown that the compositional and functional changes of mucosal microbiota are closely related to AIDs. Gut dysbiosis not only influence the expression level of Toll-like receptors (TLRs) of antigen presenting cells, but also contribute to Th17/Treg imbalance...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340372/shotgun-metagenomic-sequencing-reveals-freshwater-beach-sands-as-reservoir-of-bacterial-pathogens
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Mahi M Mohiuddin, Yasser Salama, Herb E Schellhorn, G Brian Golding
Recreational waters and adjacent beach sands harbor complex microbial communities which may contain human pathogens that cannot be detected by conventional methods. Here, we investigate the diversity of bacterial populations inhabiting four freshwater beaches of the Great Lakes region using shotgun metagenomic sequencing approach. Our analysis suggests that average taxonomic richness and alpha diversity are significantly higher (P < 0.001) in beach sands compared to the corresponding water environments...
March 1, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337070/genomic-methods-and-microbiological-technologies-for-profiling-novel-and-extreme-environments-for-the-extreme-microbiome-project-xmp
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Scott Tighe, Ebrahim Afshinnekoo, Tara M Rock, Ken McGrath, Noah Alexander, Alexa McIntyre, Sofia Ahsanuddin, Daniela Bezdan, Stefan J Green, Samantha Joye, Sarah Stewart Johnson, Don A Baldwin, Nathan Bivens, Nadim Ajami, Joseph R Carmical, Ian Charold Herriott, Rita Colwell, Mohamed Donia, Jonathan Foox, Nick Greenfield, Tim Hunter, Jessica Hoffman, Joshua Hyman, Ellen Jorgensen, Diana Krawczyk, Jodie Lee, Shawn Levy, Natàlia Garcia-Reyero, Matthew Settles, Kelley Thomas, Felipe Gómez, Lynn Schriml, Nikos Kyrpides, Elena Zaikova, Jon Penterman, Christopher E Mason
The Extreme Microbiome Project (XMP) is a project launched by the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities Metagenomics Research Group (ABRF MGRG) that focuses on whole genome shotgun sequencing of extreme and unique environments using a wide variety of biomolecular techniques. The goals are multifaceted, including development and refinement of new techniques for the following: 1) the detection and characterization of novel microbes, 2) the evaluation of nucleic acid techniques for extremophilic samples, and 3) the identification and implementation of the appropriate bioinformatics pipelines...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Biomolecular Techniques: JBT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330508/proteobacteria-explain-significant-functional-variability-in-the-human-gut-microbiome
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Patrick H Bradley, Katherine S Pollard
BACKGROUND: While human gut microbiomes vary significantly in taxonomic composition, biological pathway abundance is surprisingly invariable across hosts. We hypothesized that healthy microbiomes appear functionally redundant due to factors that obscure differences in gene abundance between individuals. RESULTS: To account for these biases, we developed a powerful test of gene variability called CCoDA, which is applicable to shotgun metagenomes from any environment and can integrate data from multiple studies...
March 23, 2017: Microbiome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330225/metagenomics-analysis-of-microbial-communities-associated-with-a-traditional-rice-wine-starter-culture-xaj-pitha-of-assam-india
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Sudipta Sankar Bora, Jyotshna Keot, Saurav Das, Kishore Sarma, Madhumita Barooah
This is the first report on the microbial diversity of xaj-pitha, a rice wine fermentation starter culture through a metagenomics approach involving Illumine-based whole genome shotgun (WGS) sequencing method. Metagenomic DNA was extracted from rice wine starter culture concocted by Ahom community of Assam and analyzed using a MiSeq(®) System. A total of 2,78,231 contigs, with an average read length of 640.13 bp, were obtained. Data obtained from the use of several taxonomic profiling tools were compared with previously reported microbial diversity studies through the culture-dependent and culture-independent method...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298908/serpentinization-influenced-groundwater-harbors-extremely-low-diversity-microbial-communities-adapted-to-high-ph
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Katrina I Twing, William J Brazelton, Michael D Y Kubo, Alex J Hyer, Dawn Cardace, Tori M Hoehler, Tom M McCollom, Matthew O Schrenk
Serpentinization is a widespread geochemical process associated with aqueous alteration of ultramafic rocks that produces abundant reductants (H2 and CH4) for life to exploit, but also potentially challenging conditions, including high pH, limited availability of terminal electron acceptors, and low concentrations of inorganic carbon. As a consequence, past studies of serpentinites have reported low cellular abundances and limited microbial diversity. Establishment of the Coast Range Ophiolite Microbial Observatory (California, U...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273061/neanderthal-behaviour-diet-and-disease-inferred-from-ancient-dna-in-dental-calculus
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Laura S Weyrich, Sebastian Duchene, Julien Soubrier, Luis Arriola, Bastien Llamas, James Breen, Alan G Morris, Kurt W Alt, David Caramelli, Veit Dresely, Milly Farrell, Andrew G Farrer, Michael Francken, Neville Gully, Wolfgang Haak, Karen Hardy, Katerina Harvati, Petra Held, Edward C Holmes, John Kaidonis, Carles Lalueza-Fox, Marco de la Rasilla, Antonio Rosas, Patrick Semal, Arkadiusz Soltysiak, Grant Townsend, Donatella Usai, Joachim Wahl, Daniel H Huson, Keith Dobney, Alan Cooper
Recent genomic data have revealed multiple interactions between Neanderthals and modern humans, but there is currently little genetic evidence regarding Neanderthal behaviour, diet, or disease. Here we describe the shotgun-sequencing of ancient DNA from five specimens of Neanderthal calcified dental plaque (calculus) and the characterization of regional differences in Neanderthal ecology. At Spy cave, Belgium, Neanderthal diet was heavily meat based and included woolly rhinoceros and wild sheep (mouflon), characteristic of a steppe environment...
March 8, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259411/genetic-and-functional-analysis-of-the-bovine-uterine-microbiota-part-ii-purulent-vaginal-discharge-versus-healthy-cows
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M L S Bicalho, S Lima, C H Higgins, V S Machado, F S Lima, R C Bicalho
The aim of this study was to characterize, using metagenomic shotgun DNA sequencing, the intrauterine microbial population and its predicted functional diversity within healthy cows and cows presenting purulent vaginal discharge (PVD). Twenty Holstein dairy cows from a single farm were enrolled in the study at 25 to 35 d postpartum. Purulent vaginal discharge was diagnosed by retrieving and scoring vaginal discharge using the Metricheck device (Simcro, Hamilton, New Zealand). Intrauterine samples for metagenomic analysis were collected by the cytobrush technique from 8 cows diagnosed with PVD and 12 healthy cows...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259404/genetic-and-functional-analysis-of-the-bovine-uterine-microbiota-part-i-metritis-versus-healthy-cows
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M L S Bicalho, V S Machado, C H Higgins, F S Lima, R C Bicalho
Metritis is a uterine disease that affects 10 to 30% of all lactating dairy cows and has detrimental effects on reproductive performance, milk production, and survival. Data regarding the identity and abundance of bacterial genes governing traits such as virulence, antibiotic resistance, and stress responses could enable identification of previously unknown agents that play a role in metritis pathogenesis. Moreover, such knowledge could lead to the development of improved treatments or preventive methods. Therefore, the objectives of this study were to characterize the uterine microbial population and to differentiate, for the first time, the microbial functional diversity in cows with metritis versus healthy cows...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249753/metagenomic-analysis-of-the-microbiome-in-three-different-bioreactor-configurations-applied-to-commercial-laundry-wastewater-treatment
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T P Delforno, G V Lacerda, I N Sierra-Garcia, D Y Okada, T Z Macedo, M B A Varesche, V M Oliveira
The taxonomic and functional diversity of three different biological reactors (fluidized bed reactor, FBR; up-flow anaerobic sludge blanket reactor, UASB; and expanded granular sludge bed reactor, EGSB) used for commercial laundry wastewater treatment was investigated using metagenome shotgun sequencing. Metagenomes were sequenced on the Illumina Hiseq platform and were analyzed using MG-RAST, STAMP and PAST software. The EGSB and UASB reactors were more closely related based on taxonomic and functional profiles, likely due to similar granular sludge and procedures adopted to ensure anaerobic conditions...
February 26, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247094/the-giant-virus-finder-discovers-an-abundance-of-giant-viruses-in-the-antarctic-dry-valleys
#11
Csaba Kerepesi, Vince Grolmusz
Mimivirus was identified in 2003 from a biofilm of an industrial water-cooling tower in England. Later, numerous new giant viruses were found in oceans and freshwater habitats, some of them having 2,500 genes. We have demonstrated their likely presence in four soil samples taken from the Kutch Desert (Gujarat, India). Here we describe a bioinformatics work-flow, called the "Giant Virus Finder" that is capable of discovering the likely presence of the genomes of giant viruses in metagenomic shotgun-sequenced datasets...
February 28, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229558/microbial-diversity-of-a-full-scale-uasb-reactor-applied-to-poultry-slaughterhouse-wastewater-treatment-integration-of-16s-rrna-gene-amplicon-and-shotgun-metagenomic-sequencing
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Tiago Palladino Delforno, Gileno Vieira Lacerda Júnior, Melline F Noronha, Isabel K Sakamoto, Maria Bernadete A Varesche, Valéria M Oliveira
The 16S rRNA gene amplicon and whole-genome shotgun metagenomic (WGSM) sequencing approaches were used to investigate wide-spectrum profiles of microbial composition and metabolic diversity from a full-scale UASB reactor applied to poultry slaughterhouse wastewater treatment. The data were generated by using MiSeq 2 × 250 bp and HiSeq 2 × 150 bp Illumina sequencing platforms for 16S amplicon and WGSM sequencing, respectively. Each approach revealed a distinct microbial community profile, with Pseudomonas and Psychrobacter as predominant genus for the WGSM dataset and Clostridium and Methanosaeta for the 16S rRNA gene amplicon dataset...
February 23, 2017: MicrobiologyOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229543/developmental-trajectories-of-amphibian-microbiota-response-to-bacterial-therapy-depends-on-initial-community-structure
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Leyla R Davis, Laurent Bigler, Douglas C Woodhams
Improving host health through microbial manipulation requires untangling factors that shape the microbiome. There is currently little understanding of how initial community structure may drive the microbiota trajectory across host development or influence bacterial therapy. Probiotic baths of surface symbionts, Pseudomonas fluorescens and Flavobacterium johnsoniae were administered to 240 tadpoles of the midwife toad, Alytes obstetricans in semi-natural outdoor mesocosms originating from geographically and genetically distinct populations in Switzerland...
February 22, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222161/the-distinct-features-of-microbial-dysbiosis-of-crohn-s-disease-do-not-occur-to-the-same-extent-in-their-unaffected-genetically-linked-kindred
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Umer Zeeshan Ijaz, Christopher Quince, Laura Hanske, Nick Loman, Szymon T Calus, Martin Bertz, Christine A Edwards, Daniel R Gaya, Richard Hansen, Paraic McGrogan, Richard K Russell, Konstantinos Gerasimidis
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Studying the gut microbiota in unaffected relatives of people with Crohn's disease (CD) may advance our understanding of the role of bacteria in disease aetiology. METHODS: Faecal microbiota composition (16S rRNA gene sequencing), genetic functional capacity (shotgun metagenomics) and faecal short chain fatty acids (SCFA) were compared in unaffected adult relatives of CD children (CDR, n = 17) and adult healthy controls, unrelated to CD patients (HUC, n = 14)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214713/comparative-analysis-of-metagenomes-of-italian-top-soil-improvers
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Federica Gigliucci, Gianfranco Brambilla, Rosangela Tozzoli, Valeria Michelacci, Stefano Morabito
Biosolids originating from Municipal Waste Water Treatment Plants are proposed as top soil improvers (TSI) for their beneficial input of organic carbon on agriculture lands. Their use to amend soil is controversial, as it may lead to the presence of emerging hazards of anthropogenic or animal origin in the environment devoted to food production. In this study, we used a shotgun metagenomics sequencing as a tool to perform a characterization of the hazards related with the TSIs. The samples showed the presence of many virulence genes associated to different diarrheagenic E...
May 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198672/integrated-metagenomic-data-analysis-demonstrates-that-a-loss-of-diversity-in-oral-microbiota-is-associated-with-periodontitis
#16
Dongmei Ai, Ruocheng Huang, Jin Wen, Chao Li, Jiangping Zhu, Li Charlie Xia
BACKGROUND: Periodontitis is an inflammatory disease affecting the tissues supporting teeth (periodontium). Integrative analysis of metagenomic samples from multiple periodontitis studies is a powerful way to examine microbiota diversity and interactions within host oral cavity. METHODS: A total of 43 subjects were recruited to participate in two previous studies profiling the microbial community of human subgingival plaque samples using shotgun metagenomic sequencing...
January 25, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198087/meta-analysis-of-the-human-gut-microbiome-from-urbanized-and-pre-agricultural-populations
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REVIEW
Leonardo Mancabelli, Christian Milani, Gabriele Andrea Lugli, Francesca Turroni, Chiara Ferrario, Douwe van Sinderen, Marco Ventura
Metagenomic studies of the human gut microbiome have only recently begun to explore the differences in taxonomic composition between subjects from diverse geographical origins. Here, we compared taxonomy, resistome and functional metabolic properties of publicly available shotgun datasets of human fecal samples collected from different geographical regions (Europe, North America, Asia and Oceania). Such datasets encompassed gut microbiota information corresponding to 13 developed/industrialized societies, as well as two traditional hunter-gatherer, pre-agricultural communities (Tanzanian and Peruvian individuals)...
February 15, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197141/metabolomic-and-metagenomic-analysis-of-two-crude-oil-production-pipelines-experiencing-differential-rates-of-corrosion
#18
Vincent Bonifay, Boris Wawrik, Jan Sunner, Emily C Snodgrass, Egemen Aydin, Kathleen E Duncan, Amy V Callaghan, Athenia Oldham, Turid Liengen, Iwona Beech
Corrosion processes in two North Sea oil production pipelines were studied by analyzing pig envelope samples via metagenomic and metabolomic techniques. Both production systems have similar physico-chemical properties and injection waters are treated with nitrate, but one pipeline experiences severe corrosion and the other does not. Early and late pigging material was collected to gain insight into the potential causes for differential corrosion rates. Metabolites were extracted and analyzed via ultra-high performance liquid chromatography/high-resolution mass spectrometry with electrospray ionization (ESI) in both positive and negative ion modes...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192251/antibiotic-induced-depletion-of-anti-inflammatory-clostridia-is-associated-with-the-development-of-graft-versus-host-disease-in-pediatric-stem-cell-transplantation-patients
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Tiffany R Simms-Waldrip, Gauri Sunkersett, Laura A Coughlin, Milan R Savani, Carlos Arana, Jiwoong Kim, Minsoo Kim, Xiaowei Zhan, David E Greenberg, Yang Xie, Stella M Davies, Andrew Y Koh
Adult stem cell transplantation (SCT) patients with graft-versus-host-disease (GVHD) exhibit significant disruptions in gut microbial communities. These changes are associated with higher overall mortality and appear to be driven by specific antibiotic therapies. It is unclear whether pediatric SCT patients who develop GVHD exhibit similar antibiotic-induced gut microbiota community changes. Here, we show that pediatric SCT patients (from Children's Medical Center Dallas, n = 8, and Cincinnati Children's Hospital, n = 7) who developed GVHD showed a significant decline, up to 10-log fold, in gut anti-inflammatory Clostridia (AIC) compared with those without GVHD...
February 9, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176868/metagenomic-survey-of-the-taxonomic-and-functional-microbial-communities-of-seawater-and-sea-ice-from-the-canadian-arctic
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Etienne Yergeau, Christine Michel, Julien Tremblay, Andrea Niemi, Thomas L King, Joanne Wyglinski, Kenneth Lee, Charles W Greer
Climate change has resulted in an accelerated decline of Arctic sea ice since 2001 resulting in primary production increases and prolongation of the ice-free season within the Northwest Passage. The taxonomic and functional microbial community composition of the seawater and sea ice of the Canadian Arctic is not very well known. Bacterial communities from the bottom layer of sea ice cores and surface water from 23 locations around Cornwallis Island, NU, Canada, were extensively screened. The bacterial 16S rRNA gene was sequenced for all samples while shotgun metagenomics was performed on selected samples...
February 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
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