January 6, 2015

Human gut microbiome

The involvement of gut microbiota in inflammatory bowel disease pathogenesis: potential for therapy – Giovanni Cammarota – Pharmacology & Therapeutics

Studies on Modulation of Gut Microbiota by Wine Polyphenols: From Isolated Cultures to Omic Approaches – Montserrat Dueñas – Antioxidants

Human respiratory microbiome

Cost-effective pooling of DNA from nasopharyngeal swab samples for large-scale detection of bacteria by real-time PCR – Sophie Edouard – Journal of Clinical Microbiology

Animal models of microbiome research

Effects of dietary mono- and multiprobiotic strains on growth performance, gut bacteria and body composition of Javanese carp (Puntius gonionotus, Bleeker 1850) – S.K. Allameh – Aquaculture Nutrition

Animal microbiome

Harlequin ladybird: Detection and decay rates of prey and prey symbionts in the gut of a predator through metagenomics – Débora P. Paula – Molecular Ecology Resources

Protist microbiome

Cytologic and Genetic Characteristics of Endobiotic Bacteria and Kleptoplasts of Virgulinella fragilis (Foraminifera) – Masashi Tsuchiya – The Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology

Plant microbiome

Synergists and antagonists in the rhizosphere modulate microbial communities and growth of Quercus robur L. – Fuensanta Caravaca – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Soil microbiome

Examination of biotic and abiotic controls of soil bacterial diversity under perennial shrubs in xeric soils – Naama Berg – CATENA

Two Metagenomes from Late Pleistocene Northeast Siberian Permafrost – Kirill Krivushin – Genome Announcements

Extractable N and microbial community structure respond to grassland restoration regardless of historical context and soil composition – Sara Jo M. Dickens – AoB Plants

Methane dynamics in an alpine fen: A field based study on methanogenic and methanotrophic microbial communities – Alessandro G. Franchini – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Microbial community composition and functions are resilient to metal pollution along two forest soil gradients – Hamed Azarbad – FEMS Microbial Ecology

Effect of biostimulation, temperature and salinity on respiration activities and bacterial community composition in an oil polluted desert soil – Raeid M.M. Abed – International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation

High-throughput sequencing shows inconsistent results with a microscope-based analysis of the soil prokaryotic community – Masayuki Ushio – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Water microbiome

Oil-derived marine aggregates – hot spots of polysaccharide degradation by specialized bacterial communities – Carol Arnosti – Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography

Bioreactor and wastewater microbiomes

Overall functional gene diversity of microbial communities in three full-scale activated sludge bioreactors – Yu Xia – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Metatranscriptomic analysis of lignocellulolytic microbial communities involved in high-solids decomposition of rice straw – Christopher W Simmons – Biotechnology for Biofuels


Protocols for Metagenomic Library Generation and Analysis in Petroleum Hydrocarbon Microbe Systems – Stephanie M. Moormann – Springer Protocols Handbooks 2014

Science, publishing and career

Assessing Research Productivity: A new way of evaluating academics’ research output using easily obtained data – Ushma S. Neill – The Scientist

How many scientific papers are not original? – Michael Lesk – PNAS USA

Know Your PIO: Scientists and public information officers share several common goals. Here’s how to collaborate effectively – Tracy Vence – The Scientist

Microbes in the news

Signs of mother’s diet, birth delivery mode in human milk microbiome – EA Quinn – Genetic Literacy Project

Celebrate your fat – it’s fighting off infection – Clare Wilson – New Scientist

Common cold really is triggered by chilly weather, Yale scientists find – Sarah Knapton – The Telegraph

Picturing Infection: whole-animal, light-based imaging of infected small mammals – Kelly Rae Chi – The Scientist

Bik’s Picks

New evidence on the origin of carnivorous plants – Thomas J. Givnish – PNAS USA

Inching toward the 3D genome – Elizabeth Pennisi – Science

Chopsticks or spoon: The impact of eating methods on eating rate and glycemic response in healthy adults – Lijuan Sun – Physiology & Behavior

Anti-Vaxxers Are Idolizing the Amish, Inexplicably – Olga Khazan – The Atlantic



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