Microbiome digest, November 6, 2014

I won’t have much time for the blog in the coming weeks (my paid job is more important!), so I won’t be doing much formatting – just giving you the links and titles. I hope that is OK!

Pregnancy and birth microbiome

Exploring preterm birth as a polymicrobial disease: An overview of the uterine microbiome – Matthew S. Payne and Sara Bayatibojakhi – Frontiers in Immunology

Genital tract microbial isolate in women with preterm pre-labour rupture of membranes in resource-constrained community setting – G. U. Eleje – Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

The Same Microbiota and a Potentially Discriminant Metabolome in the Saliva of Omnivore, Ovo-Lacto-Vegetarian and Vegan Individuals – Francesca De Filippis – PLOS ONE

The oral microbiota of patients with recurrent aphthous stomatitis – Maria Bankvall – Journal of Oral Microbiology

Human respiratory microbiome

Application of 16S rRNA metagenomics to analyze bacterial communities at a respiratory care centre in Taiwan – Chuan Yi Tang – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Animal microbiome

This is not really a microbiome paper, but possibly relevant:
High-throughput sequencing of fecal DNA to identify insects consumed by wild Weddell’s saddleback tamarins (Saguinus weddelli, Cebidae, Primates) in Bolivia – E.K. Mallott – American Journal of Physical Anthropology

Pyrosequencing reveals diverse fecal microbiota in Simmental calves during early development – Daniela Klein-Jöbstl – Frontiers in Microbiology

Diet disparity among sympatric herbivorous cichlids in the same ecomorphs in Lake Tanganyika: amplicon pyrosequences on algal farms and stomach contents
Hiroki Hata – BMC Biology

Plant microbiome

Tree communities rapidly alter soil microbial resistance and resilience to drought – David Rivest – Functional Ecology

Phyllosphere bacterial community of floating macrophytes in paddy soil environments as revealed by Illumina high-throughput sequencing
Wan-Ying Xie – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Illumina Amplicon Sequencing of 16S rRNA Tag Reveals Bacterial Community Development in the Rhizosphere of Apple Nurseries at a Replant Disease Site and a New Planting Site – Jian Sun – PLOS ONE

Soil microbiome

Spatial distribution of microbial communities associated with dune landform in the Gurbantunggut Desert, China – Ruyin Liu – Journal of Microbiology

Vegetation-associated impacts on Arctic tundra bacterial and micro-eukaryotic communities
Yu Shi – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Microbes in the news

New interdisciplinary center at MIT to focus on the microbiome and human health – MIT news

New center aims to use gut microbiome discoveries to improve human nutrition – Washington University

Wastewater, wheat and table wipes: adventures in culture-independent microbiology
Jacob E Munro – Microbiology Australia

Gut Microbiome Heritability – Tracy Vence – The Scientist

Great Ape Microbiomes – Tracy Vence – The Scientist

Love your gut: Embrace healthy bacteria – Agnes Zhu – Eating Berkeley

Love your gut: Embrace healthy bacteria

Bik’s Picks

Searching for new branches on the tree of life – Tanja Woyke, Edward M. Rubin – Science

GIF Shows The Inside Of The Entire Human Body, From Top To Bottom – Justine Alford – IFL Science


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