Microbiome digest, November 18, 2014

Pregnancy and birth microbiome

Fetal exposures and perinatal influences on the stool microbiota of premature infants – Diana A. Chernikova – Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine

The Origin of Human Milk Bacteria: Is There a Bacterial Entero-Mammary Pathway during Late Pregnancy and Lactation? – Juan M. Rodríguez – Advances in Nutrition

Human oral microbiome

Dysbiosis and alterations in predicted functions of subgingival microbiome in chronic periodontitis – Mariana E. Kirst – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Human respiratory microbiome

Analysis of Changes in Diversity and Abundance of the Microbial Community in a Cystic Fibrosis Patient Over a Multi-Year Period – Joshua R. Stokell – Journal of Clinical Microbiology

Human gut microbiome

* Gut Microbes and the Brain: Paradigm Shift in Neuroscience – Emeran A. Mayer – Journal of Neuroscience

Fiber supplementation influences phylogenetic structure and functional capacity of the human intestinal microbiome: follow-up of a randomized controlled trial – Hannah D Holscher – American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Enteric microbiota leads to new therapeutic strategies for ulcerative colitis – Wei-Xu Chen – World Journal of Gastroenterology

Intestinal microbiota: The explosive mixture at the origin of inflammatory bowel disease? – Roberto Bringiotti – – World Journal of Gastroenterology

Direct Detection and Quantification of Bacterial Genes Associated with Inflammation in DNA Isolated from Stool – Ramon Gomez-Moreno – Advances in Microbiology

Review: The gut microbiome in health and in disease – Shreiner, Andrew B – Current Opinion in Gastroenterology

Animal models of microbiome research

* Composition of Intestinal Microbiota in Immune-Deficient Mice Kept in Three Different Housing Conditions – Christa Thoene-Reineke – PLOS ONE

The Gut Microbiota Modulates Glycaemic Control and Serum Metabolite Profiles in Non-Obese Diabetic Mice – Thomas U. Greiner – PLOS ONE

Animal microbiome

* Convergent Bacterial Microbiotas in the Fungal Agricultural Systems of Insects – Frank O. Aylward – mBio

* Optimization of preservation and processing of sea anemones for microbial community analysis using molecular tools – Joana Rocha – Scientific Reports

Global discovery of colonization determinants in the squid symbiont Vibrio fischeri – John F. Brooks, II – PNAS US

Plant microbiome

It takes an individual plant to raise a community: TRFLP analysis of the rhizosphere microbial community of two pairs of high- and low-metal-accumulating plants – Melanie P. Columbus – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Soil and sediment microbiome

* Uncoupling of microbial community structure and function in decomposing litter across beech forest ecosystems in Central Europe – Witoon Purahong – Scientific Reports

Different Continuous Cropping Spans Significantly Affect Microbial Community Membership and Structure in a Vanilla-Grown Soil as Revealed by Deep Pyrosequencing – Wu Xiong – Microbial Ecology

Deforestation and cultivation with Maize (Zea mays L.) has a profound effect on the bacterial community structure in soil – Elizabeth Selene Gómez-Acata – Land Degradation & Development

Soil pH Determines Microbial Diversity and Composition in the Park Grass Experiment – Kateryna Zhalnina – Microbial Ecology

Shifts in carbon substrate utilization in sediment microbial communities along the Llobregat River – Anna Freixa – Fundamental and Applied Limnology / Archiv für Hydrobiologie

Salt effects on the soil microbial decomposer community and their role in organic carbon cycling: A review – Kristin M. Rath – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Water microbiome

* Metagenome Sequencing of the Microbial Community of a Solar Saltern Crystallizer Pond at Cáhuil Lagoon, Chile – Alvaro M. Plominsky – Genome Announcements

Experimental evidence for strong stabilizing forces at high functional diversity of aquatic microbial communities – Francesco Carrara – ESA Ecology

Microbiome of the built environment

* Ecological succession and viability of human-associated microbiota on restroom surfaces – Sean M. Gibbons – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

* Seasonal Variability in Airborne Biotic Contaminants in Swine Confinement Buildings – Priyanka Kumari – PLOS ONE


Bacterial microcompartments and the modular construction of microbial metabolism – Cheryl A. Kerfeld – Trends in Microbiology

Suppression of Microbial Metabolic Pathways Inhibits the Generation of the Human Body Odor Component Diacetyl by Staphylococcus spp – Takeshi Hara – PLOS ONE


A phylogeny-based sampling strategy and power calculator informs genome-wide
associations studydesign for microbial pathogens – Maha R. Farhat – Genome Medicine

* Poster: Assessment of eukaryotic communities in environmental samples: A workflow comparison for next-generation sequencing data – Kristin Hardge – ePIC


Phylogenetically Driven Sequencing of Extremely Halophilic Archaea Reveals Strategies for Static and Dynamic Osmo-response – Erin A. Becker – PLOS Genetics

More microbiology papers

The commonly used antimicrobial additive triclosan is a liver tumor promoter – Mei-Fei Yueh – PNAS USA

Microbes in the News

Virus linked to mass die-off of sea stars – Craig Welch – The Seattle Times

Bik’s Picks

Wild chimpanzees plan their breakfast time, type, and location – Karline R. L. Janmaat – PNAS USA

Here Are 4 More Vulnerable Fish to Avoid Next Time You’re at the Sushi Bar – Dan Kedmey – Time

Comet landing: Organic molecules detected by Philae – Paul Rincon – BBC News

Correlation instead of causation?: Coffee Creamer, Crackers Linked To Worse Memory – Science2.0



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