December 16, 2014

Pregnancy and birth

* The establishment of the infant intestinal microbiome is not affected by rotavirus vaccination – Li Ang – Scientific Reports

In pregnant women: Gut Microbiota as an Epigenetic Regulator: Pilot Study Based on Whole-Genome Methylation Analysis – Himanshu Kumar – mBio

Human skin and hair microbiome

* Molecular characterization of the skin fungal microbiome in patients with psoriasis – Akemi Takemoto – The Journal of Dermatology

* Metagenomic analyses of bacteria on human hairs: a qualitative assessment for applications in forensic science – Silvana R Tridico – Investigative Genetics

Human oral microbiome

Oral Streptococci and Nitrite-Mediated Interference of Pseudomonas aeruginosa – Jessica A. Scoffield and Hui Wu – Infection and Immunity

Antimicrobial effect of lemongrass oil against oral malodour micro-organisms and the pilot study of safety and efficacy of lemongrass mouthrinse on oral malodour – P. Satthanakul – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Human respiratory microbiome

The adult nasopharyngeal microbiome as a determinant of pneumococcal acquisition – Amelieke JH Cremers – Microbiome Journal

Human gut microbiome

Shaping the gut microbiome – Linda Koch – Nature Reviews Microbiology

A viral understudy for commensal bacteria – Yvonne Bordon – Nature Reviews Microbiology

* Impacts of infection with different toxigenic Clostridium difficile strains on faecal microbiota in children – Zongxin Ling – Scientific Reports

Gut Microbiota as an Epigenetic Regulator: Pilot Study Based on Whole-Genome Methylation Analysis – Himanshu Kumar – mBio

Dietary effects on human gut microbiome diversity – Zhenjiang Xua and Rob Knight – British Journal of Nutrition

Host Demise as a Beneficial Function of Indigenous Microbiota in Human Hosts – Martin J. Blaser and Glenn F. Webb – mBio

Editorial for special issue of CMI: Faecal transplantation and infectious diseases practitioners – D. Raoult – Clinical Microbiology and Infection

Review: Dysbiotic Events in Gut Microbiota: Impact on Human Health – Serena Schippa and Maria Pia Conte – Nutrients

Animal and other models of microbiome research

A Winogradsky-based culture system shows an association between microbial fermentation and cystic fibrosis exacerbation – Robert A Quinn – ISME Journal

Whole Grain Oats Improve Insulin Sensitivity and Plasma Cholesterol Profile and Modify Gut Microbiota Composition in C57BL/6J Mice – Albert Lihong Zhou – Journal of Nutrition

The Antipsychotic Olanzapine Interacts with the Gut Microbiome to Cause Weight Gain in Mouse – Andrew P. Morgan – PLOS ONE

Genetically identical co-housed pigs as models for dietary studies of gut microbiomes
Fang Yang – Microbiome Science and Medicine

Animal microbiome

Changes in the faecal microbiota of mares precede the development of post partum colic – J. S. Weese – Equine Veterinary Journal

Succession and Replacement of Bacterial Populations in the Caecum of Egg Laying Hens over Their Whole Life – Petra Videnska – PLOS ONE


* Adult blood-feeding tsetse flies, trypanosomes, microbiota and the fluctuating environment in sub-Saharan Africa – Anne Geiger – ISME Journal

Spatial and Temporal Features of the Growth of a Bacterial Species Colonizing the Zebrafish Gut – Matthew Jemielita – mBio

Functional genomics and microbiome profiling of the Asian longhorned beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis) reveal insights into the digestive physiology and nutritional ecology of wood feeding beetles – Erin D Scully – BMC Genomics


Bacteria–bacteria interactions within the microbiota of the ancestral metazoan Hydra contribute to fungal resistance – Sebastian Fraune – ISME Journal

Plant microbiome

Local-scale biogeography and spatiotemporal variability in communities of mycorrhizal fungi – Mohammad Bahram – New Phytologist

Emergence shapes the structure of the seed-microbiota – Matthieu Barret – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Bacterial communities in the phylloplane of Prunus species – Yeonhwa Jo – Journal of Basic Microbiology

Changes in rhizospheric microbial community structure and function during the natural recovery of abandoned cropland on the Loess Plateau, China – Chao Zhang – Ecological Engineering

Climate-induced die-off affects plant–soil–microbe ecological relationship and functioning – Francisco Lloret – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Leaf-inhabiting endophytic yeasts are abundant but unevenly distributed in three Ficus species from botanical garden greenhouses in Germany – Michael Jay L. Solis – Mycological Progress

Soil and sediment microbiome

Succession of Bacterial Community Structure and Diversity in Soil along a Chronosequence of Reclamation and Re-Vegetation on Coal Mine Spoils in China – Yuanyuan Li – PLOS ONE

Soil microbial communities identify organic amendments for use during oil sands reclamation – M.L. Béass – Ecological Engineering

Forest canopy structural controls over throughfall affect soil microbial community structure in an epiphyte-laden maritime oak stand – Carl Rosier – Ecohydrology

Pyrosequencing revealed highly microbial phylogenetic diversity in ferromanganese nodules from farmland – Min Hu – Environ Sci Processes Impacts

Seasonal dynamics of bacterial and archaeal methanogenic communities in flooded rice fields and effect of drainage – Björn Breidenbach1 and Ralf Conrad – Frontiers in Microbiology

Variations of Bacterial Community Structure and Composition in Mangrove Sediment at Different Depths in Southeastern Brazil – Lucas William Mendes – Diversity

Invasive dreissenid mussels and benthic algae in Lake Michigan: characterizing effects on sediment bacterial communities – Philip O. Lee – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Plant assemblage composition and soil P concentration differentially affect communities of AM and total fungi in a semi-arid grassland – Rim Klabi – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Bacterial and Archaeal Communities in Sediments of the North Chinese Marginal Seas
Jiwen Liu – Microbial Ecology

Microbial community composition and diversity in Caspian Sea sediments – Nagissa Mahmoudi – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Priming of the decomposition of ageing soil organic matter: concentration dependence and microbial control – Johannes Rousk – Functional Ecology

Influence of spoil type on afforestation success and natural vegetative recolonization on a surface coal mine in Appalachia, United States – Kenton Sena – Restoration Ecology

Water microbiome

Bacterial community responses to a gradient of alkaline mountaintop mine drainage in Central Appalachian streams – Raven L Bier – The ISME Journal

Big answers from small worlds: a user’s guide for protist microcosms as a model system in ecology and evolution – Florian Altermatt – Methods in Ecology and Evolution

Spatial scales of bacterial community diversity at cold seeps (Eastern Mediterranean Sea) – Petra Pop Ristova – ISME Journal

The effects of oil pollution on Antarctic benthic diatom communities over 5 years – R. Polmear – Marine Pollution Bulletin

Bacterial community dynamics in a swine wastewater anaerobic reactor revealed by 16S rDNA gene sequence analysis – An-Chi Liu – Journal of Biotechnology

Food microbiology

Antimicrobial activity of hop extracts against foodborne pathogens for meat applications – B. Kramer – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Molecular and enological characterization of Touriga Nacional non-Saccharomyces yeasts – Andreia Teixeira – Journal of Applied Microbiology


Intra- and inter-species interactions in microbial communities – Luis R. Comolli – Frontiers in Microbiology

Metabolomic Pattern Analysis after Mediterranean Diet Intervention in a Nondiabetic Population: A 1- and 3-Year Follow-up in the PREDIMED Study – Rosa Vázquez-Fresno – Journal of Proteome Research

A gut microbial metabolite of linoleic acid, 10-hydroxy-cis-12-octadecenoic acid, ameliorates intestinal epithelial barrier impairment partially via GPR40/MEK-ERK pathway – Junki Miyamoto – The Journal of Biological Chemistry


IM-TORNADO: A Tool for Comparison of 16S Reads from Paired-End Libraries – Patricio Jeraldo – PLOS ONE


Normalization of environmental metagenomic DNA enhances the discovery of under-represented microbial community members – Jean-Baptiste Ramond – Letters in Applied Microbiology

Remediation of pharmaceuticals and personal care products using an aerobic granular sludge sequencing bioreactor and microbial community profiling using Solexa sequencing technology analysis – Xia Zhao – Bioresource Technology

Predicting Bacterial Community Assemblages Using an Artificial Neural Network Approach – Peter Larsen – Artificial Neural Networks

Functional foods

Systematic review of randomized controlled trials of probiotics, prebiotics, and synbiotics in inflammatory bowel disease – Ghouri YA – Clinical and Experimental Gastroenterology

More microbiology

Life in a World without Microbes – Jack A. Gilbert, Josh D. Neufeld – PLOS Biology

Demystifying Escherichia coli pathovars – Kate S. Baker – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Wolbachia small noncoding RNAs and their role in cross-kingdom communications – Jaime G. Mayoral – PNAS USA

How the virophage compels the need to readdress the classification of microbes – Didier Raoult – Virology

Microbes in the news

To Get To The Bottom Of Your Microbiome, Start With A Swab Of Poo – Katherine Harmon Courage – NPR Shots Health News

Seth Bordenstein: Expert to give talk on animal microbiome – Arizona State University

Could a bacterial ‘fingerprint’ solve a sexual assault case? – Rachel Feltman – Washington Post

Oil-Dwelling Bacteria Are Highly Social Creatures, Contrary To Previous Belief – Rebekah Marcarelli – Headlines and Global News

Methane Bursts On Mars Could Hint At Previous Life – Joe Palca – NPR

Bik’s Picks

A 3D Map of the Human Genome at Kilobase Resolution Reveals Principles of Chromatin Looping – Suhas S.P. Rao – Cell

Shift workers ‘sicker and fatter’ – James Gallagher – BBC News

How to turn 4,000 watts of white light into a 45-meter-wide rainbow – Popular Science

How to Bike Home Your Christmas Tree in 11 Simple Steps – Anna Broadway – City Lab



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