December 23, 2014

Microbiome publications are definitely not taking a winter break, so here is your holiday update. Merry Christmas to those who celebrate!

Human oral microbiome

Serum IgG Antibody Levels to Periodontal Microbiota Are Associated with Incident Alzheimer Disease – James M. Noble – PLOS ONE

Cultivation of a human-associated TM7 phylotype reveals a reduced genome and epibiotic parasitic lifestyle – Xuesong He – PNAS USA

Pyrosequencing of supra- and subgingival biofilms from inflamed peri-implant
and periodontal sites – Simone Schaumann – BMC Oral Health

Human respiratory microbiome

The Microbial Community of the Cystic Fibrosis Airway Is Disrupted in Early Life – Julie Renwick – PLOS ONE

Human gut or general microbiome
Effects of bowel cleansing on the intestinal microbiota – Jonna Jalanka – Gut

The Microbiome of Aging and Age-Related Disease – 2014 Meeting Abstracts

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

Cancer and the microbiome: potential applications as new tumor biomarker – Khan Shahanavaj – Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy

Influence of Intestinal Microbiota on Body Weight Gain: a Narrative Review of the Literature – Camila S. Cardinelli – Obesity Surgery

Animal models of microbiome research

Host genetics and diet, but not immunoglobulin A expression, converge to shape
compositional features of the gut microbiome in an advanced intercross population
of mice – Larry J Leamy – Genome Biology

Animal microbiome

Microbiomes, plausible players or not in alteration of host behaviour – David G. Biron – Frontiers in Microbiology

The Howler Monkey as a Model for Exploring Host-Gut Microbiota Interactions in Primates – Katherine R. Amato, Nicoletta Righini – Howler Monkeys

The Gut Microbiota Appears to Compensate for Seasonal Diet Variation in the Wild Black Howler Monkey (Alouatta pigra) – Katherine R. Amato – Microbial Ecology

Application of the Human Intestinal Tract Chip to the non-human primate gut microbiota – T.D.J. Bello González – Beneficial Microbes

Effects of dietary supplementation of a commercial prebiotic Previda® on survival, growth, immune responses and gut microbiota of Pacific white shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei – J.D. Anuta – Aquaculture Nutrition

Metagenomic-Based Study of the Phylogenetic and Functional Gene Diversity in Galápagos Land and Marine Iguanas – Pei-Ying Hong – Microbial Ecology

Plant microbiome

The plant microbiome at work – Klaus Schlaeppi and Davide Bulgarelli – Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions

Tree communities rapidly alter soil microbial resistance and resilience to drought – David Rivest – Functional Ecology

The Sesquiterpene Biosynthesis and Vessel-Occlusion Formation in Stems of Aquilaria sinensis (Lour.) Gilg Trees Induced by Wounding Treatments without Variation of Microbial Communities – Zheng Zhang – International Journal of Molecular Sciences

Analysis of microbial taxonomical groups present in maize stalks suppressive to colonization by toxigenic Fusarium spp.: A strategy for the identification of potential antagonists – Jürgen Köhl – Biological Control

Soil and sediment microbiome

Diversity, Distribution and Hydrocarbon Biodegradation Capabilities of Microbial Communities in Oil-Contaminated Cyanobacterial Mats from a Constructed Wetland – Raeid M. M. Abed – PLOS ONE

Do climate factors govern soil microbial community composition and biomass at a regional scale? – L. Ma – Biogeosciences Discuss

Water microbiome

Early succession of micro-periphyton communities in kelp bed and barren ground ecological systems – Roberto A. Uribe – Marine Ecology

Greater temporal changes of sediment microbial community than its waterborne counterpart in Tengchong hot springs, Yunnan Province, China – Shang Wang – Scientific Reports

Effects of warming on microbial communities in the coastal waters of temperate and subtropical zones in the Northern Hemisphere, with a focus on Gammaproteobacteria
Dao Thi Anh Tuyet – Journal of Oceanography

Colonization in the photic zone and subsequent changes during sinking determines bacterial community composition in marine snow – Stefan Thiele – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Diversity, Distribution and Hydrocarbon Biodegradation Capabilities of Microbial Communities in Oil-Contaminated Cyanobacterial Mats from a Constructed Wetland
Raeid M. M. Abed – PLOS ONE

Bioreactor microbiology

Comparative analysis of microbial community of novel lactic acid fermentation inoculated with different undefined mixed cultures – Shaobo Liang – Bioresource Technology

A framework for establishing predictive relationships between specific bacterial 16S rRNA sequence abundances and biotransformation rates – Damian E. Helbling – Water Research


Shotgun metagenomics reveals a wide array of antibiotic resistance genes and mobile elements in a polluted lake in India – Johan Bengtsson-Palme – Frontiers in Microbiology

Challenges of metagenomics and single-cell genomics approaches for exploring cyanobacterial diversity – Michelle Davison – Photosynthesis Research

Metagenomic chromosome conformation capture (meta3C) unveils the diversity of chromosome organization in microorganisms – Martial Marbouty – eLIFE

Development and validation of an rDNA operon based primer walking strategy applicable to de novo bacterial genome finishing – Alexander W. Eastman and Ze-Chun Yuan – Frontiers in Microbiology

Metabolomics and transcriptomics

Terpene synthases are widely distributed in bacteria – Yuuki Yamada – PNAS USA

Scaling microbial biomass, metabolism and resource supply – Robert L. Sinsabaugh – Biogeochemistry

Metatranscriptomics of N2-fixing cyanobacteria in the Amazon River plume – Jason A Hilton – ISME Journal

Mining Soil Metagenomes to Better Understand the Evolution of Natural Product Structural Diversity: Pentangular Polyphenols as a Case Study – Hahk-Soo Kang and Sean F. Brady – Journal of the American Chemical Society

Molecular details of a starch utilization pathway in the human gut symbiont Eubacterium rectale – Darrell W. Cockburn – Molecular Microbiology


Deciphering the Prokaryotic Community and Metabolisms in South African Deep-Mine Biofilms through Antibody Microarrays and Graph Theory – Yolanda Blanco – PLOS ONE

Rapid species-level identification of vaginal and oral lactobacilli using MALDI-TOF MS analysis and 16S rDNA sequencing – Annette Carola Anderson – BMC Microbiology


Probiotic and technological properties of Lactobacillus spp. strains from the human stomach in the search for potential candidates against gastric microbial dysbiosis – Susana Delgado – Frontiers in Microbiology

Phages and viruses

Effectiveness of bacteriophages in the sputum of cystic fibrosis patients – E. Saussereau – Clinical Microbiology and Infection

More Microbiology

Bridging the gap between viable but non-culturable and antibiotic persistent bacteria – Mesrop Ayrapetyan – Trends in Microbiology

Bacterial microcompartments and the modular construction of microbial metabolism – Cheryl A. Kerfeldemail, Onur Erbilgin – Trends in Microbiology

The impact of triclosan on the spread of antibiotic resistance in the environment – Daniel E. Carey – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbes in the news

At Last, I Meet My Microbes – Katherine Harmon Courage – NPR Shots

This Is Your Microbiome: Katherine Harmon Courage at NPR is taking a tour through her microbiome and that of her husband, mother, and dog, as she recounts in a four-part series – Genome Web

Big Idea 2015: Medicine, Wellbeing, and the Microbiome – Deepak Chopra – LinkedIn

When Threatened By Worms, Bacteria Summon Killer Fungi – Ed Yong – National Geographic

Parkinson’s disease linked to gut bacteria – Tim Sandle – Digital Journal

Bacteria in 550-million-year-old fossils provide new clues about fossil formation – Science Codex

Yellowstone Thermal Pools Colored by Pollution – Patrick J Kiger – Discovery

Floating Toilets That Clean Themselves Grow On A Lake – Nsikan Akpan – NPR Goats and Soda

Bettendorf wrestling coach’s invention tackles germs and bacteria on sporting mats and floors – Dennis Moran – QC Online

People on Craigslist Want to Give You Bacteria for Free – Natalie Kitroeff – BusinessWeek

Science, publishing, career

Patterns of text reuse in a scientific corpus – Daniel T. Citron and Paul Ginsparg – PNAS USA

The Anti-Plagiarism Machine: An analysis of hundreds of thousands of scientific papers finds text re-use is rampant, but it isn’t always malicious – Adrienne Lafrance – The Atlantic

“You Are Welcome Here”: Small Stickers Make a Big Difference for LGBTQ Scientists – Kyle Frischkorn – Scientific American

Science and Art

Incredible Bacteria-Laced Fabric Combines Art, Biology And Fashion – Priscilla Frank – Huffington Post
Bik’s Picks

Evolutionary perspectives on human height variation – Gert Stulp and Louise Barrett – Biological Reviews

What the ‘marshmallow test’ can teach you about your kids – Chuck Hadad – CNN

7 of the Ocean’s Strangest Creatures, Including a Fish With a Flashlight – Matt Simon – Wired

Modern genetics confirm ancient relationship between fins and hands – Science Daily



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