Microbiome digest, November 21, 2014

Microbiome general

Rare biosphere exploration using high-throughput sequencing: research progress and perspectives – Aibin Zhan, Hugh J. MacIsaac – Conservation Genetics

Human oral microbiome

Polymicrobial synergy and dysbiosis in inflammatory disease – Richard J. Lamonta, George Hajishengallis – Trends in Molecular Medicine

Human skin microbiome

* Dialogue between skin microbiota and immunity – Yasmine Belkaid, Julia A. Segre – Science

Human respiratory microbiome

Asthma 2014: from monoclonals to the microbiome – Peter G Gibson, Paul S Foster – The Lancet Respiratory Medicine

Human gut microbiome

Development of Fecal Microbiota Transplantation Suitable for Mainstream Medicine – Alexander Khoruts – Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology

The role of the gut and microbes in the pathogenesis of spondyloarthritis – Mark Asquith – Best Practice & Research Clinical Rheumatology

From lifetime to evolution: timescales of human gut microbiota adaptation – Sara Quercia – Frontiers in Microbiology

Animal and other models of microbiome research

Development of aminoglycoside and β-lactamase resistance among intestinal microbiota of swine treated with lincomycin, chlortetracycline, and amoxicillin – Jian Sun – Frontiers in Microbiology

Model systems to analyze the role of miRNAs and commensal microflora in bovine mucosal immune system development – Guanxiang Liang – Molecular Immunology

Gut Microbial Colonization Orchestrates TLR2 Expression, Signaling and Epithelial Proliferation in the Small Intestinal Mucosa – Nives Hörmann – PLOS ONE

The effects of elevated CO2 concentration on competitive interaction between aceticlastic and syntrophic methanogenesis in a model microbial consortium – Souichiro Kato – Frontiers in Microbiology

Animal microbiome

Aerobic cloacal and pharyngeal bacterial flora in six species of free-living birds – J. Stenkat – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Plant microbiome

Expanding genomics of mycorrhizal symbiosis – Alan Kuo – Frontiers in Microbiology

Soil and sediment microbiome

* Impact of interspecific interactions on antimicrobial activity among soil bacteria – Olaf Tyc – Frontiers in Microbiology

* Application of ancient DNA to the reconstruction of past microbial assemblages and for the detection of toxic cyanobacteria in subtropical freshwater ecosystems – Gabriela Martínez de la Escalera – Molecular Ecology

Characterisation of the soil microbial community of cultivated and uncultivated vertisol in Australia under several management regimes – Karuna Shrestha – Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment

Wastewater reuse in irrigation: A microbiological perspective on implications in soil fertility and human and environmental health – Cristina Becerra-Castro – Environment International

Kotuikan Formation assemblage: a diverse organic-walled microbiota in the Mesoproterozoic Anabar succession, northern Siberia – Natalya G. Vorob’eva – Precambrian Research

Water microbiome

Diurnal expression of SAR11 proteorhodopsin and 16S rRNA genes in coastal North Atlantic waters – Raphaël Lami, David L. Kirchman – Aquatic Microbial Ecology

Leaf-litter-associated fungi and bacteria along temporal and environmental gradients in boreal streams – Jenny Bergfur, Carina Sundberg – Aquatic Microbial Ecology

Seasonal variation in marine-snow-associated and ambient-water prokaryotic communities in the northern Adriatic Sea – Jana Vojvoda – Aquatic Microbial Ecology

Microbial eukaryote diversity in the marine oxygen minimum zone off northern Chile – Darren J. Parris – Frontiers in Microbiology

* Resolving the abundance and air-sea fluxes of airborne microorganisms in the North Atlantic Ocean – Eva Mayol – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbial contributions to coupled arsenic and sulfur cycling in the acid-sulfide hot spring Champagne Pool, New Zealand – Katrin Hug – Frontiers in Microbiology

Food microbiology

* Unpasteurised commercial boza as a source of microbial diversity – Andrea Osimani – International Journal of Food Microbiology


* Prediction and quantification of bioactive microbiota metabolites in the mouse gut
Gautham V. Sridharan – Nature Communications

An isotope-labeled chemical derivatization method for the quantitation of short-chain fatty acids in human feces by liquid chromatography–tandem mass spectrometry – Jun Han – Analytica Chimica Acta

Metagenomics / Bioinformatics

Key roles for freshwater Actinobacteria revealed by deep metagenomic sequencing – Rohit Ghai – Molecular Ecology

* BiomeNet: A Bayesian Model for Inference of Metabolic Divergence among Microbial Communities – Mahdi Shafiei – PLOS Computational Biology

Phylogeny and phylogeography of functional genes shared among seven terrestrial subsurface metagenomes reveal N-cycling and microbial evolutionary relationships – Maggie C. Y. Lau – Frontiers in Microbiology


Microbial Contamination in Next Generation Sequencing: Implications for Sequence-Based Analysis of Clinical Samples – Michael J. Strong – PLOS Pathogens

Comparing High-throughput Platforms for Sequencing the V4 Region of SSU-rDNA in Environmental Microbial Eukaryotic Diversity Surveys – Frédéric Mahé – Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology

More microbiology papers

The Red Queen Model of Recombination Hotspots Evolution in the Light of Archaic and Modern Human Genomes – Yann Lesecque – PLOS Genetics

Association between Footwear Use and Neglected Tropical Diseases: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis – Sara Tomczyk – PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases

Impact of wash cycle time, temperature and detergent formulation on the hygiene effectiveness of domestic laundering – M. Honisch – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Microbes in the news

Contaminated samples point the finger at the wrong suspects – Dalmeet Chawla – Imperial College London

Analyzing COPD Patients’ Sputum And Microbiota Composition Might Improve Treatment – Isaura Santos – Lung Disease News

Willy Burgdorfer, Who Found Bacteria That Cause Lyme Disease, Is Dead at 89 – William Yardley – The New York Times

Plants talk to each other using an internet of fungus – Nic Fleming – BBC

Bacteria on Russian ‘sex satellite’ survive reentry – Alec Luhn – The Guardian

Body’s bacteria may keep our brains healthy – Elizabeth Pennisi – Science Magazine

Hand dryers ‘splatter’ users with bacteria, scientists warn – Sarah Knapton – Telegraph UK

Unique sense of ‘touch’ gives a prolific bacterium its ability to infect anything – Morgan Kelly – Princeton

Science, publishing and career

Gates Foundation announces world’s strongest policy on open access research – Richard Van Noorden – Nature News Blog

Bogus Journal Accepts Profanity-Laced Anti-Spam Paper – Jeffrey Beal – Scholarly Open Access

* Sh*t My Reviewers Say – Collecting the finest real specimens of reviewer comments since 1456

Ten Simple Rules to Achieve Conference Speaker Gender Balance – Jennifer L. Martin – PLOS ONE

Bik’s Picks

Shedding light on skin color – Ann Gibbons – Science

Flashback Friday: Does garlic protect against vampires? An experimental study – Seriously Science – Discover Magazine

The Secret Life of Passwords – Ian Urbina – New York Times



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