Microbial communities

Definition

Microbial communities are groups of microorganisms that share a common living space. The microbial populations that form the community can interact in different ways, for example as predators and prey or as symbionts.

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    Quantitive microbiome profiling reveals that total microbial load is an important determinant of enterotypes and may be a key driver of microbiota alterations in patients with Crohn’s disease.

    • Doris Vandeputte
    • , Gunter Kathagen
    • , Kevin D’hoe
    • , Sara Vieira-Silva
    • , Mireia Valles-Colomer
    • , João Sabino
    • , Jun Wang
    • , Raul Y. Tito
    • , Lindsey De Commer
    • , Youssef Darzi
    • , Séverine Vermeire
    • , Gwen Falony
    •  & Jeroen Raes
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    High salt intake changed the gut microbiome and increased TH17 cell numbers in mice, and reduced intestinal survival of Lactobacillus species, increased the number of TH17 cells and increased blood pressure in humans.

    • Nicola Wilck
    • , Mariana G. Matus
    • , Sean M. Kearney
    • , Scott W. Olesen
    • , Kristoffer Forslund
    • , Hendrik Bartolomaeus
    • , Stefanie Haase
    • , Anja Mähler
    • , András Balogh
    • , Lajos Markó
    • , Olga Vvedenskaya
    • , Friedrich H. Kleiner
    • , Dmitry Tsvetkov
    • , Lars Klug
    • , Paul I. Costea
    • , Shinichi Sunagawa
    • , Lisa Maier
    • , Natalia Rakova
    • , Valentin Schatz
    • , Patrick Neubert
    • , Christian Frätzer
    • , Alexander Krannich
    • , Maik Gollasch
    • , Diana A. Grohme
    • , Beatriz F. Côrte-Real
    • , Roman G. Gerlach
    • , Marijana Basic
    • , Athanasios Typas
    • , Chuan Wu
    • , Jens M. Titze
    • , Jonathan Jantsch
    • , Michael Boschmann
    • , Ralf Dechend
    • , Markus Kleinewietfeld
    • , Stefan Kempa
    • , Peer Bork
    • , Ralf A. Linker
    • , Eric J. Alm
    •  & Dominik N. Müller
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    Individual bacteria interact with each other and their environment to produce population-level patterns of gene expression. Here the authors use an automated platform combined with optogenetic feedback to manipulate population behaviors through dynamic control of individual cells.

    • Remy Chait
    • , Jakob Ruess
    • , Tobias Bergmiller
    • , Gašper Tkačik
    •  & Călin C. Guet
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    Convenient methods for assessing microbial community structure in terms of biomass are lacking. Here, the authors present a metaproteomics-based approach for assessing microbial community structure using protein abundance as a measure for biomass contributions of individual populations.

    • Manuel Kleiner
    • , Erin Thorson
    • , Christine E. Sharp
    • , Xiaoli Dong
    • , Dan Liu
    • , Carmen Li
    •  & Marc Strous
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    Methane production is traditionally not found in oxygenated soils, a paradigm incorporated in global greenhouse gas modelling efforts. Here the authors show geochemical and biological evidence of active methanogenesis in bulk-oxic wetland soils, attributing up to 80% of the total methane budget for the site.

    • Jordan C. Angle
    • , Timothy H. Morin
    • , Lindsey M. Solden
    • , Adrienne B. Narrowe
    • , Garrett J. Smith
    • , Mikayla A. Borton
    • , Camilo Rey-Sanchez
    • , Rebecca A. Daly
    • , Golnazalsdat Mirfenderesgi
    • , David W. Hoyt
    • , William J. Riley
    • , Christopher S. Miller
    • , Gil Bohrer
    •  & Kelly C. Wrighton

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