Microbiome digest, November 10, 2014

Pregnancy and birth microbiome

* Intestinal Microbiota is Different in Women with Preterm Birth: Results from Terminal Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism Analysis – Arihiro Shiozaki – PLOS ONE

Ureaplasma species and Mycoplasma hominis in cervical fluid of pregnancies complicated by preterm prelabor rupture of membranes – Ivana Musilova – Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine

Human respiratory microbiome

Characterization and quantification of the fungal microbiome in serial samples from individuals with cystic fibrosis – Sven D Willger – Microbiome

Human gut microbiome

* The human intestinal microbiome at extreme ages of life. Dietary intervention as a way to counteract alterations – Nuria Salazar – Frontiers in Genetics

Nanosilver-Mediated Change in Human Intestinal Microbiota – Pranab Das – Journal of Nanomedicine & Nanotechnology

Animal microbiome

Bacterial Diversity Dynamics Associated with Different Diets and Different Primer Pairs in the Rumen of Kankrej Cattle – Dipti W. Pitta – PLOS ONE

Think laterally: horizontal gene transfer from symbiotic microbes may extend the phenotype of marine sessile hosts– Sandie M. Degnan – Frontiers in Microbiology

* Temporal changes in the bacterial community of animal feces and their correlation with stable fly oviposition, larval development, and adult fitness – Thais A. Albuquerque and Ludek Zurek – Frontiers in Microbiology

Plant microbiome

Bacterial networks and co-occurrence relationships in the lettuce root microbiota – Massimiliano Cardinale – Environmental Microbiome

Fungicide Effects on Fungal Community Composition in the Wheat Phyllosphere – Ida Karlsson – PLOS ONE

* Spatial structuring of bacterial communities within individual Ginkgo biloba trees – Jonathan W. Leff – Environmental Microbiology

Soil microbiome

Printing Soil: A single-step, high throughput method to isolate microorganisms and near-neighbor microbial consortia from a complex environmental sample – Bradley R. Ringeisen – Methods in Ecology and Evolution

Microbial communities of frozen soils of the Tuimaada Valley in Central Sakha – T. I. Ivanova – Biology Bulletin


Automatic Prediction of Polysaccharide Utilization Loci in Bacteroidetes Species –
Nicolas Terrapon – Bioinformatics

Microbial Ecology

The importance of sample archiving in microbial ecology – S. Craig Cary & Noah Fierer – Nature Reviews Microbiology

“it is an unwritten rule that all freezers will rapidly become filled to capacity, no matter how many freezers are purchased”

Coincidental Loss of Bacterial Virulence in Multi-Enemy Microbial Communities – Ji Zhang – PLOS ONE

Top-down effects of a lytic bacteriophage and protozoa on bacteria in aqueous and biofilm phases – Ji Zhang – Ecology and Evolution


Toward a better understanding of Apis mellifera and Varroa destructor microbiomes: introducing “PhyloH” as a novel phylogenetic diversity analysis tool – A Sandionigi – Molecular Ecology Resources

SRI International’s BioCyc Database Collection Expanded for Easy Access to Information about Microbes and Metabolic Pathways

Microbes in the news

* Will You Donate Your Poop To Science? – Christopher Robbins – Gothamist

Pediatric Research | Microbiome research exploding with new revelations – John Barnard – Dispatch

Line Dancing Bacteria on a Chip – UTwente.nl

* Researcher studies microbiome of the dead – Melissa Benmark – WKAR Michigan State University

Bik’s Picks

The Unbelievable Skepticism of the Amazing Randi – Adam Higginbotham – New York Times

Winners Announced For The World’s Richest Science Award: The $3 Million Breakthrough Prize – F.D. Flam – Forbes

* The Challenge of Teaching Science in Rural America – Alexandra Ossola – The Atlantic

Don’t swallow it: Six health myths you should ignore – New Scientist


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