December 9, 2014

Human oral microbiome

* Characterization and comparison of bacterial communities in benign vocal fold lesions – Alissa S Hanshew – Microbiome

Bacterial invasion and persistence: critical events in the pathogenesis of periodontitis? – S. Ji – Journal of Periodontal Research

Human skin microbiome

This took two years to publish, but here it is: Meeting report for the 1st skin microbiota workshop, Boulder, CO October 15-16 2012 – Jack A Gilbert – Standards in Genomic Sciences

Human respiratory microbiome

Assessment of Airway Microbiota and Inflammation in Cystic Fibrosis Using Multiple Sampling Methods – Edith T. Zemanick – Annals of the American Thoracic Society

Human gut microbiome

* Stability of Gut Enterotypes in Korean Monozygotic Twins and Their Association with Biomarkers and Diet – Mi Young Lim – Scientific Reports

* Microbiota organization is a distinct feature of proximal colorectal cancers – Christine M. Dejea – PNAS USA

Review: Crosstalk between intestinal microbiota, adipose tissue and skeletal muscle as an early event in systemic low-grade inflammation and the development of obesity and diabetes – Christian Bleau – Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews

Pathophysiological responses from human gut microbiome – Anindya Roy Chowdhury, Utpal Bakshi – World Journal of Translational Medicine

Animal models of microbiome research

Microbiome-metabolome analysis reveals unhealthy alterations in the composition and metabolism of ruminal microbiota with increasing dietary grain in a goat model – Sheng-yong Mao – Environmental Microbiology

Animal microbiome

Carpoglyphus lactis (Acari: Astigmata) from various dried fruits differed in associated microorganisms – Jan Hubert – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Bacterial dynamics within the mucus, tissue and skeleton of the coral Porites lutea during different seasons – Jie Li – Scientific Reports


Investigation of biotechnological potential of sponge-associated bacteria collected in Brazilian coast – O.C.S. Santos – Letters in Applied Microbiology

Plant microbiome

* Removal of floral microbiota reduces floral terpene emissions – Josep Peñuelas – Scientific Reports

Contrasting diversity of epibiotic bacteria and surrounding bacterioplankton of a common submerged macrophyte, Potamogeton crispus, in freshwater lakes – Dan He – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Review: Sphagnum physiology in the context of changing climate: emergent influences of genomics, modelling and host–microbiome interactions on understanding ecosystem function – David J. Weston – Plant, Cell & Environment

Book: Principles of Plant-Microbe Interactions – Springer

Soil and sediment microbiome

Anthropogenic land use shapes the composition and phylogenetic structure of soil arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities – Mari Moora – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Halophyte plant colonization as a driver of the composition of bacterial communities in salt marshes chronically exposed to oil hydrocarbons – Vanessa Oliveira – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Changes in microbial communities in coastal sediments along natural CO2 gradients at a volcanic vent in Papua New Guinea – Felix F. Raulf – Environmental Microbiology

Nitrogen Cycling Processes and Microbial Community Composition in Bed Sediments in the Yukon River at Pilot Station – Deborah A. Repert – Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences

Soil bacterial and fungal communities respond differently to various isothiocyanates added for biofumigation – Ping Hu – Frontiers in Microbiology

Primary succession of soil enzyme activity and heterotrophic microbial communities along the chronosequence of Tianshan Mountains No. 1 Glacier, China – Jun Zeng – Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Water microbiome

Off-site impacts of agricultural composting: role of terrestrially derived organic matter in structuring aquatic microbial communities and their metabolic potential – Thomas Pommier – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Microbiome of the built environment

* Diversity of Bacterial Communities of Fitness Center Surfaces in a U.S. Metropolitan Area – Nabanita Mukherjee – International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

Food microbiology

Potentially probiotic acetic acid bacteria isolation and identification from traditional dairies microbiota – Babak Haghshenas – International Journal of Food Science & Technology


Microbial community pattern detection in human body habitats via ensemble clustering framework – Peng Yang – BMC Systems Biology

Proteomics and metabolomics

Insights on the human microbiome and its xenobiotic metabolism: what is known about its effects on human physiology? – Tewes Tralau – Expert Opinion on Drug Metabolism & Toxicology

Proteomic tools to decipher microbial community structure and functioning – Florence Arsène-Ploetze – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Systems-based approaches to unravel multi-species microbial community functioning – Florence Abram – Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal

Amplification and other techniques

* Multi-template polymerase chain reaction – Elena Kalle – Biomolecular Detection and Quantification

Microfluidic static droplet array for analyzing microbial communication on a population gradient – Heon-Ho Jeong – Lab Chip

More microbiology papers

* Gain-of-function experiments: time for a real debate – W. Paul Duprex (with David Relman) – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Ciprofloxacin mechanism: Emergence of antibiotic resistance from multinucleated bacterial filaments – Julia Bos – PNAS USA

Microbes in the news

The fragrance of flowers depends on the fungi and bacteria that coated – Beta Wired

The Human Microbiome: Getting Personal – Katy Califf – ASM Microbe

Science, publishing, career

Scientists Are Not That Smart – Chad Orzel – New York Magazine

io9 Science Survey: Tell Us About Working With Rodents in the Lab – Annalee Newitz – io9

Best Way for Professors to Get Good Student Evaluations? Be Male – Amanda Marcotte – Slate

Bik’s Picks

Unfortunately sold out, but really cute: DNA Molecule Plush – ThinkGeek

The birth of a dinosaur footprint: Subsurface 3D motion reconstruction and discrete element simulation reveal track ontogeny (with movies) – Peter L. Falkingham – PNAS USA

Billionaire’s New Science Institute Plans “Google Maps” View of Cells – Joshn Fischman – Scientific American

Expanded DNA alphabet wins Science award – Bradley J. Fikes – UT San Diego



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