Microbiome digest, November 17, 2014

Microbiome in pregnancy and birth

16S rRNA Gene Sequencing, Multilocus Sequence Analysis, and Mass Spectrometry Identification of the Proposed New Species “Clostridium neonatale” – Philippe Bouvet – Journal of Clinical Microbiology

Human oral microbiome

Shaping the oral microbiota through intimate kissing – Remco Kort – Microbiome

Distinct composition of the oral indigenous microbiota in South Korean and Japanese adults – Toru Takeshita – Scientific Reports

Periodontal and peri-implant microbiota in patients with healthy and inflamed periodontal and peri-implant tissues – Long-Fei Zhuang – Clinical Oral Implants Research

An in vivo comparison of internal bacterial colonization in two dental implant systems: Identification of a pathogenic reservoir – Joanne Mawhinney – Acta Odontologica Scandinavica

Oral pathogens in children with respiratory disease – Yumiko Endo – Pediatric Dental Journal

Severity-Related Changes of Bronchial Microbiome in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease – Marian Garcia-Nuñez – Journal of Clinical Microbiology

Human vaginal microbiome

Diversity of vaginal microbial communities and role of PAP smear in its detection – Neha Batra – International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences

Human microbiome – other and general

The conjunctival microbiome in health and trachomatous disease: a case control study – Yanjiao Zhou – Genome Medicine

What is a host? Incorporating the Microbiota into the ‘Damage-Response Framework’ – Arturo Casadevall and Liise-anne Pirofski – Infection and Immunity

Plant microbiome

Plant–insect interactions under bacterial influence: ecological implications and underlying mechanisms – Akiko Sugio – Journal of Experimental Botany

Soils and sediments microbiome

Bacterial community composition and biogeochemical heterogeneity in PAH-contaminated riverbank sediments – Gloria P. Johnston, Laura G. Leff – Journal of Soils and Sediments

Diversity of acidophilic prokaryotes at two acid mine drainage sites in Turkey – Pınar Aytar – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Ammonia-oxidizing archaea versus bacteria in two soil aquifer treatment systems – Kun Ding – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Water microbiome

Community dynamics of prokaryotic and eukaryotic microbes in an estuary reservoir – Zhen Sun – Scientific Reports

454 Pyrosequencing reveals diversity of Bdellovibrio and like organisms in fresh and salt water – Nan Li – Antonie van Leeuwenhoek


Molecular details of a starch utilization pathway in the human gut symbiont Eubacterium rectale – Darrell W. Cockburn – Molecular Microbiology


Prevention and cure of rotavirus infection via TLR5/NLRC4–mediated production of IL-22 and IL-18 – Benyue Zhang – Science

Microbes in the news

Worm Defies Tradition, Stores Gut Bacteria in Gills Instead – Elizabeth Preston – Discover Magazine

Here’s How Many Bacteria Spread Through One Kiss – Mandy Oaklander – Time

How Bacteria In The Gut Help Fight Off Viruses – Michaeleen Doucleff – Goats and Soda – NPR

This could be the most important scientific breakthrough in our lifetimes – Bengt Saelensminde – MoneyWeek

Probing the Microbial Mysteries of Wine – Iratxe Zarraonaindia and Jack A. Gilbert – Microbe

Self-destructing drone is made of fungus, bacteria, and wasp spit – Lee Mathews – Geek.com

Bik’s Picks

Scientists Descend into Massive Crater in Yamal Peninsula in Siberia: Bermuda Triangle Mystery Solved? – Rhodi Lee – Tech Times

Lightning expected to increase by 50 percent with global warming – Science Daily

Sometimes a Shirt is More Than Just a Shirt.. – Isis the Scientist



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