Microbiome digest, November 7, 2014

General microbiome

Special issue of Cell Metabolism on Microbiome:

The Multifaceted Metabolic Microbiome—Marching toward Function – Nikla Emambokus – Cell Metabolism
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1550413114004653

A Bitter Aftertaste: Unintended Effects of Artificial Sweeteners on the Gut Microbiome – Nicholas A. Bokulich, Martin J. Blaser
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1550413114004598

Specialized Metabolites from the Microbiome in Health and Disease – Gil Sharon
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S155041311400463X

Determining Microbial Products and Identifying Molecular Targets in the Human Microbiome – Regina Joice
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1550413114004501

Vitamin B12 as a Modulator of Gut Microbial Ecology – Patrick H. Degnan
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1550413114004495

γ-Butyrobetaine Is a Proatherogenic Intermediate in Gut Microbial Metabolism of L-Carnitine to TMAO – Robert A. Koeth
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1550413114004537

Human vaginal microbiome

Interplay Between the Temporal Dynamics of the Vaginal Microbiota and Human Papillomavirus Detection – Rebecca M. Brotman – Journal of Infectious Diseases
http://jid.oxfordjournals.org/content/210/11/1723.abstract

A novel role for maternal stress and microbial transmission in early life programming and neurodevelopment – Eldin Jašarević – Neurobiology of Stress
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352289514000137

Human gut microbiome

Human Genetics Shape the Gut Microbiome – Julia K. Goodrich – Cell
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0092867414012410

The potential beneficial role of faecal microbiota transplantation in diseases other than Clostridium difficile infection – R. Singh – Clinical Microbiology and Infection
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1469-0691.12799/abstract

Gastrointestinal microbiota in children with autism in Slovakia – Aleksandra Tomova – Physiology & Behavior
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0031938414005101

In vitro models

Comparative study of the in vitro fermentative characteristics of fenugreek gum, white bread and bread with fenugreek gum using Human faecal microbes – K.T. Roberts – Bioactive Carbohydrates and Dietary Fibre
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212619814000515

Animal microbiome

The draft genome, transcriptome, and microbiome of Dermatophagoides farinae reveal a broad spectrum of dust mite allergens – Ting-Fung Chan – Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0091674914013669

Soil microbiome

(not really microbiome, but of interest):

Pedodiversity – Rare earth – Michael Tennesen – Science
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/346/6210/692.summary

Water microbiome

Viral attack exacerbates the susceptibility of a bloom-forming alga to ocean acidification – Shanwen Chen – Global Change Biology
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/gcb.12753/abstract

Food microbiology

Microbiota and metabolites of aged bottled gueuze beers converge to the same composition
Freek Spitaels – Food Microbiology
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0740002014002548

Microbiological changes, shelf life and identification of initial and spoilage microbiota of sea bream fillets stored under various conditions using 16S rRNA gene analysis – Foteini F Parlapani – Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jsfa.6957/abstract

More microbiology

The Evolution and Genetics of Virus Host Shifts – Ben Longdon – PLOS Pathogens
http://www.plospathogens.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.ppat.1004395

Microbes in the news

When obesity is an inherited trait, maybe gut bacteria is the link – Melissa Healy – LA Times
http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-obesity-genes-gut-bacteria-20141106-story.html

Norovirus: The Perfect Pathogen Emerges From the Shadows – Carl Zimmer – National Geographic
http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2014/11/06/norovirus-the-perfect-pathogen-emerges-from-the-shadows/

Science, publishing and career

Make data sharing easy: PLOS launches its Data Repository Integration Partner Program – Jennifer Lin – PLOS Blogs

Make data sharing easy: PLOS launches its Data Repository Integration Partner Program

Satire: Manuscript Becomes Highly-Cited Without PR Campaign – The Allium
http://www.theallium.com/science-life/manuscript-becomes-highly-cited-without-pr-campaign/

Bik’s Picks

Origin of the unique ventilatory apparatus of turtles: How the tortoise’s ribs got embedded in its shell – Science Daily
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/11/141107111042.htm

Killer Chairs: How Desk Jobs Ruin Your Health – James Levine – Scientific American
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/killer-chairs-how-desk-jobs-ruin-your-health/

Allergic to Penicillin? You’re Probably Not – Judy Silverman and Maggie Fox – NBC News
http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/allergic-penicillin-youre-probably-not-n243161

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