Microbiome Digest, December 1, 2014

Microbiome of pregnancy and birth

Increased periodontal inflammation in women with preterm premature rupture of membranes – Pascale F. M. Stadelmann- Clinical Oral Investigations

Human respiratory microbiome

Host–microorganism interactions in lung diseases – Benjamin J. Marsland & Eva S. Gollwitzer – Nature Reviews Immunology

Animal and reactor models of microbiome research

Effects of nitrate addition to a diet on fermentation and microbial populations in the rumen of goats, with special reference to Selenomonas ruminantium having the ability to reduce nitrate and nitrite – Narito Asanuma – Animal Science Journal

Modulation of the faecal microbiome of healthy adult dogs by inclusion of potato fibre in the diet – Matthew R. Panasevich – British Journal of Nutrition

To pool or not to pool? Impact of the use of individual and pooled fecal samples for in vitro fermentation studies – Aguirre M – Journal of Microbiology Methods (Pubmed link, link to article broken as of today)

Soil and sediment microbiome

Shifts of tundra bacterial and archaeal communities along a permafrost thaw gradient in Alaska – Jie Deng – Molecular Ecology

Production of gaseous hydrocarbons by microbial communities of Lake Baikal bottom sediments – O. N. Pavlova – Microbiology

Viruses and phages

Editorial on “Virus Ecology and Disturbances: Impact of Environmental Disruption on the Viruses of Microorganisms” – Heather K. Allen and Stephen T. Abedon – Frontiers in Microbiology

Transcriptomics, Proteomics

Community-integrated omics links dominance of a microbial generalist to fine-tuned resource usage – Emilie E. L. Muller – Nature Communications


A review of software for analyzing molecular sequences – Haema Nilakanta – BMC Research Notes

Other papers

Animal Phylogeny and Its Evolutionary Implications – Casey W Dunn – Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics

Microbes in the news

Without genes pilfered from bacteria, ticks would drop dead of the Lyme disease they carry – Darryl Fears – Washington Post

Bik’s Picks

Ancient dental plaque: A ‘whey’ into our milk drinking past? – Science Daily

Does Intermittent Fasting Have Benefits? Science Suggests Yes – Charles Q. Choi – LiveScience

10 times science ruled in 2014 – Jacqui Devaney – Mashable



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