January 18, 2017

Biogeographical patterns and assembly processes of bacterial on glaciers. And, a critical review of interactions between central nervous system and microbiota during health and neurological disease.

● Hospital microbiome
Microbiota-targeted therapies on the intensive care unit. Haak, BW . Current opinions in Critical Care

● Human microbiome and nervous system
Review: Interactions between the microbiota, immune and nervous systems in health and disease. Thomas C Fung.Nature Neuroscience

● Human gut microbiome

A fibrolytic potential in the human ileum mucosal microbiota revealed by functional metagenomic. Patrascu O. Scientific Report

Fecal microbiota transplantation to fight Clostridium difficile infections and other intestinal diseases. Moelling, K. Bacteriophage

● Animal experiments (mouse/rat experiments, chickens/pigs on different diets)
Pepsin egg white hydrolysate modulates gut microbiota in Zucker obese rats. Requena T. Food & Function

Effect of early antibiotic administration on cecal bacterial communities and their metabolic profiles in pigs fed diets with different protein levels. Zhang C. Anaerobe

● Animal microbiome (for animals in the wild)

Fiber degradation potential of natural co-cultures of Neocallimastix frontalis and Methanobrevibacter ruminantium isolated from yaks (Bos grunniens) grazing on the
Qinghai Tibetan Plateau. Wei YQ. Anaerobe

Gut microbiota isolated from the European pond turtle (Emys orbicularis) and its antimicrobial resistance. Ruzauskas M. Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences

● Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Restoration using Azolla imbricata increases nitrogen functional bacterial groups and genes in soil. Xiao-Ming Lu. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Ectomycorrhizal fungal diversity associated with endemic Tristaniopsis spp. (Myrtaceae) in ultramafic and volcano-sedimentary soils in New Caledonia. Waseem M. Mycorrhiza

Diversity and Assembling Processes of Bacterial Communities in Cryoconite Holes of a Karakoram Glacier.Ambrosini, R.Microbial Ecology

● Water and extremophile microbiome (sea, rivers, lakes, glaciers, permafrost, high-salt)
Bacterial community structure and prevalence of Pusillimonas-like bacteria in aged landfill leachate. Remmas, N. Environmental Science and Pollution Research

January 17, 2017

Bacterial content of human milk, contribution of the microbiota to serotonin and bile acid production, review of genome-scale metabolic network models, model multi-species biofilm to study formation and interaction dynamics in bioelectrochemical systems.

Pregnancy and early life

Review: Interactions between early life stress and metabolic stress in programming of mental and metabolic health – Francesca Cirulli – Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences

A retrospective audit of bacterial culture results of donated human milk in Perth, Western Australia – Yahya Almutawif – Early Human Development

Animal experiments

Antibiotics-induced depletion of mice microbiota induces changes in host serotonin biosynthesis and intestinal motility – Xiaolong Ge – Journal of Translational Medicine

Food microbiology

Resilience, dynamics and interactions within a multi-species exoelectrogenic model biofilm community – Anna Prokhorova – Applied and Environmental Microbiology


ReviewMetabolic network modeling with model organisms – L Safak Yilmaz – Current Opinion in Chemical Biology

More microbes

Research Highlight: Evolutionary insights from the Vikings – Ashley York – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Microbes in the news

New Study Raises Specter of More Bacteria Resistant to Last Line Antibiotics – Ellie Kincaid – The Wall Street Journal

Teaching computers to recognize sick guts—machine learning and the microbiome – provided by University of California, San Diego – Phys.org

Woman Dies From Bacteria Resistant To All Antibiotics: Why Don’t More People Care? – Bruce Y. Lee – Forbes Pharma & Healthcare

Essential Science: Using bacteria to generate useful chemicals – Tim Sandle – Digital Journal

Bugs in space! Using microgravity to understand how bacteria can cause disease – Ellen Higginson – OUPblog

Are probiotics the answer for lactose intolerance? – Matt Englund – Medical Xpress

Heat & drug tolerant bacteria in Hyderabad meat triggers alarm – Syed Akbarl – The Times of India

Probiotics and Alzheimer’s: Personalised nutrition tipped to become crucial area of treatment research – Gary Scattergood – Nutraingredients.com

Microbes on the market

Global Human Microbiome Market Size, Share, Development and Demand, Forecast to 2022 – P&S Market Research – openPR

Seres Therapeutics, Inc. (MCRB) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research – Daniel Jordon – Sports Perspectives and Market News

January 16, 2017

Environmental pollutants have become an increasingly common health hazard. The possible effects of environmental pollutants on gut microbiota and their subsequent effects on health is discussed in highlighted review.

Pregnancy and early life

Antibiotics in Pregnancy Increase Children’s Risk of Otitis Media and Ventilation Tubes – Tine Marie Pedersen – The journal of Pediatrics

Human skin microbiome

Insights into the mast cell–microbiome connection in the skin – Alon Y. Hershko – Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Microbiota fingerprints lose individually identifying features over time – David Wilkins – Microbiome

Human vaginal microbiome

Association between preterm labor and genitourinary tract infections caused by Trichomonas vaginalis, Mycoplasma hominis, Gram-negative bacilli, and coryneforms – Alaa El-Dien M.S. Hosny – Journal of the Chinese Medical Association

The Vaginal Microbiota and Urinary Tract Infection – Ann E. Stapleton – Microbiol Spectrum

Human nearly-sterile sites (blood, organs, brain)

Metabolic profiles of exudates from chronic leg ulcerations – Adam Junka – Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis

Human Oral Microbiome

Review: Ecology of the Oral Microbiome: Beyond Bacteria – Jonathon L. Baker – Trends in Microbiology

On-going Mechanical Damage from Mastication Drives Homeostatic Th17 Cell Responses at the Oral Barrier – Nicolas Dutzan – Immunity

Salivary Gluten Degradation and Oral Microbial Profiles in Health and Celiac Disease – Na Tian  – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Human gut microbiome

Expert review: Management of Clostridium difficile Infection in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Expert Review from the Clinical Practice Updates Committee of the AGA Institute – Sahil Khanna – Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Review: Effects of environmental pollutants on gut microbiota – Yuanxiang Jin – Environmental Pollution

Impact of dietary pattern of the fecal donor on in vitro fermentation properties of whole grains and brans – Sandrayee Brahma – Journal of Functional Foods

Review: The role of the gut microbiota in sepsis – Bastiaan W Haak – The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Gut microbiota interactions with the immunomodulatory role of vitamin D in normal individuals – Renata V. Luthold – Metabolism

Angelakisella massiliensis” gen. nov., sp. nov., a new bacterial species isolated from human ileum – Morgane Mailhe – New Microbes and New Infections

Helicobacter pylori–related metabolic syndrome as predictor of progression to esophageal carcinoma in a subpopulation-based Barrett’s esophagus cohort – Jannis Kountouras – Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Impact of dietary pattern of the fecal donor on in vitro fermentation properties of whole grains and brans – Sandrayee Brahma – Journal of Functional Foods

Absence of intestinal microbiota increases ß-cyclodextrin stimulated reverse cholesterol transport – Rima H. Mistry – Molecular Nutrition & Food Research

European consensus conference on faecal microbiota transplantation in clinical practice – Giovanni Cammarota – Gut

Animal experiments

Gd-DTPA-induced dynamic metabonomic changes in rat biofluids – Chuanling Wan – Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Increasing dietary nitrate has no effect on cancellous bone loss or fecal microbiome in ovariectomized rats – Melissa N. Conley – Molecular Nutrition & Food Research

Animal microbiome

Improved growth rate and disease resistance in olive flounder, Paralichthys olivaceus, by probiotic Lactococcus lactis WFLU12 isolated from wild marine fish – Thanh Luan Nguyen – Aquaculture

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

The effects of tree species and substrate on carbon sequestration and chemical and biological properties in reforested post-mining soils – Agnieszka Józefowska – Geoderma

Impacts of inorganic and organic fertilization treatments on bacterial and fungal communities in a paddy soil – Jichen Wang – Applied Soil Ecology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Effects of the halophilic fungi Cladosporium sphaerospermum, Wallemia sebi, Aureobasidium pullulans and Aspergillus nidulans on halite formed on sandstone surface – Maisa M.A. Mansour – International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation

Epiphytic Planctomycetes communities associated with three main groups of macroalgae – Joana Bondoso – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Floc formation reduces the pH stress experienced by microorganisms living in alkaline environments -C.J. Charles – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Capturing compositional variation in denitrifying communities: A multiple primer approach that includes autotrophic denitrifying Epsilonproteobacteria – S.A. Murdock  – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Waste and pollution microbiology

Review: Aerobic and anaerobic fungal metabolism and Omics insights for increasing polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons biodegradation – Sevcan Aydin – Fungal Biology Reviews

Built environment (subways, indoor surfaces)

Biological invasion in the indoor environment: the spread of Eurotium halophilicum on library materials – Andrea Polo – International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation

Review: Integrated management of the risks of stored grain spoilage by seedborne fungi and contamination by storage mould mycotoxins – An update – Francis Fleurat-Lessard – Journal of Stored Products Research

Food microbiology

Impact of environmental conditions and process modifications on microbial diversity, fermentation efficiency and chemical profile during the fermentation of mezcal in Oaxaca – Manuel R. Kirchmayr – LWT – Food Science and Technology

Anti-aging and redox state regulation effects of A-type proanthocyanidins-rich cranberry concentrate and its comparison with grape seed extract in mice – Jingjing Jiao – Journal of Functional Foods

Probiotics / prebiotics

Probiotic mixture improves fatty liver disease by virtue of its action on lipid profiles, leptin, and inflammatory biomarkers – Hessah Mohammed Al-muzafar – BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine

The new Microbiome Digest team

Microbiome Digest proudly presents: the New Microbiome Digest Team! From now on, Microbiome Digest will be taken over by a team of 21 enthusiastic scientist from all over the world.

I have tried to make this change as smoothly as possible, but I still anticipate some unanticipated SNAFU’s in the beginning. As we all need to adapt to this new style of publishing, there will probably be some irregularity in posting, some duplicate entries, or formatting issues. Or maybe you won’t notice anything at all!

Let’s give a warm welcome to the new Microbiome Digest team. Here is a short introduction to the new members (I am very short on time) – I will make a decent page with a better description in the near future.

Welcome on board!

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January 15, 2017

Microbes in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, review on the female urinary microbiota, koalas with “wet bottom”, virus metagenomics of the Namib desert, biosignatures in fossils.


Microbiome Research Associate Job – Merck Research Laboratories – Cambridge, MA – Science Careers

Human urinary tract microbiome

* Review: The female urinary microbiota, urinary health and common urinary disorders – Linda Brubaker – Annals of Translational Medicine

Human respiratory microbiome

Host-Microbial Interactions in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis – Philip L Molyneaux – American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

Human gut microbiome

The human gut microbiome as source of innovation for health: which physiological and therapeutic outcomes could we expect?: Human gut mibrobiome [SIC] as source of innovation for health – Joël Doré – Thérapie

In FrenchMicrobiote intestinal : qu’en attendre au plan physiologique et thérapeutique ? Le microbiote intestinal comme source d’innovation pour la santé – Joël Doré – Thérapie

Review: Seafood allergen-induced hypersensitivity at the microbiota-mucosal site: implications for prospective probiotic use in allergic response regulation – Linglin Fu – Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition

Review: Impact Of Human Aging And Modern Lifestyle On Microbiota – Maria Gabriela Valle Gottlieb – Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition

Review: Effects of environmental pollutants on gut microbiota – Yuanxiang Jin – Environmental Pollution

Animal experiments

Replacing corn with sorghum in the diet alters intestinal microbiota without altering chicken performance – N. S. Fagundes – Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition

Divergent functional isoforms drive niche specialisation for nutrient acquisition and use in rumen microbiome – Francesco Rubino – The ISME Journal

Wolbachia Affects Reproduction and Population Dynamics of the Coffee Berry Borer (Hypothenemus hampei): Implications for Biological Control – Yobana A. Mariño – MDPI Insects

Neoagarotetraose protects mice against intense exercise induced fatigue damage by modulating gut microbial composition and function – Na Zhang – Molecular Nutrition & Food Research

Housing Systems Influence Gut Microbiota Composition of Sows but Not of Their Piglets – Tereza Kubasova – PLOS ONE

Effect of Different Lignocellulosic Diets on Bacterial Microbiota and Hydrolytic Enzyme Activities in the Gut of the Cotton Boll Weevil (Anthonomus grandis) – Emiliano Ben Guerrero – Frontiers in Microbiology

Animal microbiome

Variation in the microbiome of the urogenital tract of koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus) with and without “wet bottom” – Alistair Raymond Legione – bioRxiv

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

* Fossils: Carbonaceous biosignatures of diverse chemotrophic microbial communities from chert nodules of the Ediacaran Doushantuo Formation – Yuangao Qu – Precambrian Research

Plant, soil and microbial controls on grassland diversity restoration: A long-term, multi-site mesocosm experiment – Ellen L. Fry – Journal of Applied Ecology

Pyrosequencing reveals bacterial communities and enzyme activities differences after application of novel chiral insecticide Paichongding in aerobic soils – Jie Chen – Applied Soil Ecology

Cedar and bamboo plantations alter structure and diversity of the soil bacterial community from a hardwood forest in subtropical mountain – Yu-Te Lin – Applied Soil Ecology

The differentiation of soil bacterial communities along a precipitation and temperature gradient in the eastern Inner Mongolia steppe – Minjie Yao – CATENA

Shift in fungal communities and associated enzyme activities along an age gradient of managed Pinus sylvestris stands – Julia Kyaschenko – The ISME Journal

Association between Grape Yeast Communities and the Vineyard Ecosystems – João Drumonde-Neves – PLOS ONE

Water microbiome

High growth potential and activity of 0.2 µm filterable bacteria habitually present in coastal seawater – Yumiko Obayashi – Biogeosciences Discuss

Chronic exposure effects of silver nanoparticles on stream microbial decomposer communities and ecosystem functions – Ahmed Tlili – Environmental Science & Technology

Waste and pollution microbiology

Global profiling of metabolite and lipid soluble microbial products in anaerobic wastewater reactor supernatant using UPLC/MSe – Phornpimon Tipthara – Journal of Proteome Research

Food microbiology

Rapid concentration detection and differentiation of bacteria in skimmed milk using surface enhanced Raman scattering mapping on 4-mercaptophenylboronic acid functionalized silver dendrites – Panxue Wang – Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry

Metagenomics and bioinformatics / Viruses and phages

Robust inference of genetic exchange communities from microbial genomes using TF-IDF – Yingnan Cong – Frontiers in Microbiology

Virome assembly and annotation: a surprise in the Namib Desert – Uljana Hesse – Frontiers in Microbiology

Metaviromes of Extracellular Soil Viruses along a Namib Desert Aridity Gradient – Olivier Zablocki – Genome Announcements

Metagenome Sequencing of Prokaryotic Microbiota Collected from Rivers in the Upper Amazon Basin – Célio Dias Santos-Júnior – Genome Announcements

Restoring the Duality between Principal Components of a Distance Matrix and Linear Combinations of Predictors, with Application to Studies of the Microbiome – Glen A. Satten – PLOS ONE

New approach for studying mobile genes using metagenomic analysis – Kazuyuki Ishihara – Oral Diseases


New insights into marine group III Euryarchaeota, from dark to light – Jose M Haro-Moreno – The ISME Journal


MPLEx: A method for simultaneous pathogen inactivation and extraction of samples for multi-omics profiling – Kristin Burnum-Johnson – Analyst

An explanation of the Nagoya Protocol and Access and Benefit Sharing, and its implication for microbiology – David Smith – Microbiology

Microbes in the news

You’re probably showering way too often – Rafi Letzter – Business Insider

Viruses May Be Responsible For Life As We Know It – Ryan F. Mandelbaum – Gizmodo

Boost your intake of resistant starch to help your gut thrive – Leslie Beck – The Globe and Mail

We now know bacteria can communicate electrically, and we should be worried
They’re organised – David Nield – Science Alert

Proceed with caution: Autism Causes Update: The Gut-Brain Connection And How A Common Probiotic May Ease Symptoms – Lizette Borreli – Medical Daily

Study provides fundamental insights into functioning of microbiota and human-gut flora symbiosis – News Medical

Microbes on the market

Bristol-Myers Squibb and Enterome Announce Immuno-Oncology Collaboration Focused on Microbiome-Derived Biomarkers, Drug Targets and Bioactive Molecules – SAT Press Releases

Bik’s non-microbiology picks

The Physics of Everyday Life. Why popcorn pops and ducks don’t freeze when swimming in icy water. John Gribbin reviews “Storm in a Teacup” by Helen Czerski – Wall Street Journal

Lab stock photo fun – Grabbag

Here is an old draft I just found in a dusty corner of my blog – not much time today, but we can all need a laugh, so I will post it as-is.




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January 14, 2017

So it is technically already January 15 most countries, but I have been busy today preparing to transfer Microbiome Digest to an eager group of 20 new contributors. It takes a lot of time to hopefully be able to safe some time – if that makes sense.

My inbox is still full of new alerts, but here is what I have been able to “digest” so far. It’s already a lot!

General human microbiome

Navigating social and ethical challenges of biobanking for human microbiome research –
Kim H. Chuong – BMC Medical Ethics

Editorial: Influence of the microbiota on host physiology – moving beyond the gut
– Kim E. Barrett – The Journal of Physiology

Pregnancy and early life

* Pregnant women carrying microcephaly foetuses and Zika virus contain potentially pathogenic microbes and parasites in their amniotic fluid – Diogo Antonio Tschoeke – BMC Medical Genomics

Growth and Morbidity of Gambian Infants are Influenced by Maternal Milk Oligosaccharides and Infant Gut Microbiota – Jasmine C. C. Davis – Scientific Reports

Identical bacterial populations colonize premature infant gut, skin, and oral microbiomes and exhibit different in situ growth rates – Matthew R Olm – Genome Research

The Microbiome and Complement Activation A Mechanistic Model for Preterm Birth – Alexis B. Dunn – Biological Research for Nursing

Review: Asthma and the microbiome: defining the critical window in early life – Leah T. Stiemsma – Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology

Human gut microbiome

Alcohol, microbiome, life style influence alcohol and non-alcoholic organ damage – Manuela G. Neuman – Experimental and Molecular Pathology

Serum Trimethylamine N-oxide, Carnitine, Choline and Betaine in Relation to Colorectal Cancer Risk in the Alpha Tocopherol and Beta Carotene Study – Kristin A. Guertin – Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention

Laboratory Testing of Donors and Stool for Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for Recurrent C. difficile Infection – Michael H. Woodwort – Journal of Clinical Microbiology

Editorial: Gut microbiota: implications for sports and exercise medicine – Owen Cronin – British Journal of Sports Medicine

Review/Addendum: Pathogen control at the intestinal mucosa – H2O2 to the rescue
Ulla G. Knaus – Gut Microbes

Editorial: Tune into the rhythm of your bugs – Purna Kashyap – Science Translational Medicine

Preview: Are Gut Microbes Responsible for Post-dieting Weight Rebound? – Julien Chilloux – Cell Metabolism

Review: Involvement of Reduced Microbial Diversity in Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Dawei Gong – Gastroenterology Research and Practice

Year in Review: Gut microbiota in 2016: A banner year for gut microbiota research – Wendy S. Garrett – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Review: Gut microbiota disturbance during helminth infection: can it affect cognition and behaviour of children? – Vanina Guernier – BMC Infectious Diseases

Review: An expanding stage for commensal microbes in host immune regulation – Yan Shi – Cellular & Molecular Immunology

Perspective: Decoding host–microbiota communication in the gut – now we’re flying!
– Stephen J. Keely – The Journal of Physiology

Just based on the abstract, this appears a wild hypothesis potentially ignoring economic status, fiber consumption etc:  Latitude as a co-driver of human gut microbial diversity? – Emma Dikongué – Ideas that Push the Boundaries

Book: Gut Microbiome and Behavior, Volume 131 – John F. Cryan, Gerard Clarke – Elsevier

Animal experiments

Intestinal microbiota as a tetrahydrobiopterin exogenous source in hph-1 mice – Jaques Belik – Scientific Reports

Oral treatment with Lactobacillus rhamnosus attenuates behavioural deficits and immune changes in chronic social stress – Aadil Bharwani – BMC Medicine

Year in review: Microbiome in 2016: T follicular helper cells and the gut microbiome in arthritis – Veena Taneja – Nature Reviews Rheumatology

Animal microbiome

Bacterial Communities Associated with Houseflies (Musca domestica L.) Sampled within and between Farms – Simon Bahrndorff – PLOS ONE

Microbiome variation in corals with distinct depth distribution ranges across a shallow–mesophotic gradient (15–85 m) – Bettina Glasl – Coral Reefs

Symbiont-induced odorant binding proteins mediate insect host hematopoiesis – Joshua B Benoit – eLIFE

Drivers of variation in species impacts for a multi-host fungal disease of bats  –
Kate E. Langwig – Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B

Sponges: Evaluating the core microbiota in complex communities: A systematic investigation – Carmen Astudillo-Garcia – Environmental Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Bacterial community composition in costal dunes of the Mediterranean along a gradient from the sea shore to the inland – Haggai Wasserstrom – Scientific Reports

Phylogenetic relatedness, phenotypic similarity and plant–soil feedbacks – Connor R. Fitzpatrick

Review: Microbiome and the future for food and nutrient security – Brajesh K. Singh – Microbial Biotechnology

Water microbiome

Similar community assembly mechanisms underlie similar biogeography of rare and abundant bacteria in lakes on Yungui Plateau, China – Jingqiu Liao – Limnology and Oceanography

Built environment microbiome

Microbial diversity in different compartments of an aquaponics system – Zala Schmautz – Archives of Microbiology

Food microbiology

The influence of thiamine and riboflavin on various spoilage microorganisms commonly found in beer – Barry Hucker – The Journal of The Institue of Brewing

Waste and pollution microbiology

Microbial flora analysis for the degradation of beta-cypermethrin – Zhang Qi – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Fungi (also see Animal Microbiome)

Medical mycology and fungal immunology: new research perspectives addressing a major world health challenge – Neil A. R. Gow – Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B

Proteomics and metabolomics

MAHMI database: a comprehensive MetaHit-based resource for the study of the mechanism of action of the human microbiota – Aitor Blanco-Míguez – Database

PerspectiveProgress in the biology and analysis of short chain fatty acids – Roel J. Vonk – The Journal of Physiology

Bioinformatics and biostatistics

Using Machine Learning to Identify Major Shifts in Human Gut Microbiome Protein Family Abundance in Disease – Mehrdad Yazdani – IEEE

Microscale Insight into Microbial Seed Banks – Kenneth J. Locey – Frontiers in Microbiology

* EMPeror: Bringing the Dynamic Microbiome to Life with Animations – Yoshiki Vázquez-Baeza – Cell Host & Microbe

Parallel-META 3: Comprehensive taxonomical and functional analysis platform for efficient comparison of microbial communities – Gongchao Jing – Scientific Reports

Identifying Host Genetic Variants Associated with Microbiome Composition by Testing Multiple Beta Diversity Matrices – Hua X. – Human Heredity

MetaDP: a comprehensive web server for disease prediction of 16S rRNA metagenomic datasets – Xilin Xu – Biophysics Reports


Methodological flaws introduce strong bias into molecular analysis of microbial populations – N. Krakat – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Editorial: Microbial Nanoscopy: Breakthroughs, Challenges, and Opportunities – Yves F. Dufrêne – ACS Nano

More microbes

Asgard archaea illuminate the origin of eukaryotic cellular complexity – Katarzyna Zaremba-Niedzwiedzka – Nature

* Species-Independent Attraction to Biofilms through Electrical Signaling – Jacqueline Humphries – Cell

A bacterial global regulator forms a prion – Andy H. Yuan – Science

A periplasmic polymer curves Vibrio cholerae and promotes pathogenesis – Thomas M. Bartlett – Cell

Assembly of a nucleus-like structure during viral replication in bacteria – Vorrapon Chaikeeratisak – Science

Microbes in the news

Man’s best friend, bacteria’s worst enemy: dog sniffs out superbug in Canadian hospital – Ashifa Kassam – The Guardian

This article is not as bad as the title suggests but with photoshopped images:
Revealed: The millions of stomach-churning bacteria lurking in YOUR hair, skin, lungs, gut and mouth – and why – Mary Kekatos – Daily Mail

Video: Career profiles: Program Director at National Science Foundation Matthew Kane – American Society for Microbiology

A clear picture of bacteria: A new study has frozen bacteria extremely fast to gain a true-to-nature image of the internal and external structure – Science Daily