January 15, 2015

Human respiratory microbiome

Aging and the microbiome: implications for asthma in the elderly? – Sanjay H Chotirmall, and Conor M Burke – Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine

Human oral microbiome

Code blue: Acinetobacter baumannii, a nosocomial pathogen with a role in the oral cavity
A.M. Richards – Molecular Oral Microbiology

Inhibitory effect of Lactobacillus salivarius on Streptococcus mutans biofilm formation – C.-C. Wu – Molecular Oral Microbiology

Animal models of microbiome research

Murine Gut Microbiota—Diet Trumps Genes – Jens Walter – Cell Host & Microbe

Animal microbiome

Effects of dietary synbiotic on growth, survival, lactobacillus bacterial count, blood indices and immunity of beluga (Huso huso Linnaeus, 1754) juvenile – R. Akrami – Aquaculture Nutrition

Plant microbiome

Short-term impact of two liquid organic fertilizers on Solanum lycopersicum L. rhizosphere Eubacteria and Archaea diversity – L. Canfora – Applied Soil Ecology

A review on weeds as source of novel plant growth promoting microbes for crop improvement – C. Sarathambal – Journal of Applied and Natural Science

Different mycorrhizal fungal strains determine plant community response to nitrogen and water availability – Laura B. Martínez – Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science

Soil microbiome

Effects of wildfires on flora, fauna and physico-chemical properties of soil-An overview –
Manoj Kumar Jhariy* and Abhishek Raj – Journal of Applied and Natural Science

Cellulolytic potential under environmental changes in microbial communities from grassland litter – Renaud Berlemont – Frontiers in Microbiology

Water microbiome

Insights into environmental controls on microbial communities in a continental serpentinite aquifer using a microcosm-based approach – Melitza Crespo-Medina – Frontiers in Microbiology

Diversity of arsenite oxidizing bacterial communities in arsenic-rich deltaic aquifers in West Bengal, India – Devanita Ghosh – Frontiers in Microbiology

Food microbiology

Isolation and Identification of Lactic Acid Bacteria in Winter Salad (Local Pickle) during Fermentation Using 16S rRNA Gene Sequence Analysis – Mansour Saeedi – Journal of Food Safety


Going from microbial ecology to genome data and back: studies on a haloalkaliphilic bacterium isolated from Soap Lake, Washington State – Melanie R. Mormile – Frontiers in Microbiology


The yearly Database Issue of Nucleic Acids Research is out. Just a selection:
–  rrnDB: improved tools for interpreting rRNA gene abundance in bacteria and archaea and a new foundation for future development – Steven F. Stoddard
–  Update on RefSeq microbial genomes resources – Tatiana Tatusova

Scientific Meeting 2014 “NGS Data after the Gold Rush” Meeting, Norwich, UK – EMBnet.journal. Selection of 2 abstracts:
–  Analyzing RNA-Seq data with RNASeqGUI – Claudia Angelini, Francesco Russo – EMBnet.journal
–  NGS data management and analysis for hundreds of projects: Experiences from Sweden – Ola Spjuth – EMBnet.journal
Microbial Ecology

Perspective: Impact of spatial distribution on the development of mutualism in microbes – Ákos T. Kovács – Frontiers in Microbiology

Bacteria in the news

Cataloguing 10 million human gut microbial genes – Tim Sandle – Pharmamicroresources

Arctic bacteria could make life-saving drugs – Samantha Bresnahan – KSPR

Iron Overload Disease Causes Rapid Growth of Potentially Deadly Bacteria, UCLA Study Finds – Infection Control Today

The Microbiome Diet: Evolving Past Paleo – Raphael Kellman

Is Naya Rivera right about her ‘showering too often’ theory? – Hope Gillette – Voxxi

Science, publishing and career

Want To Be In STEM? Here Are The 10 Best Metro Areas – Hank Campbell – Science 2.0

Gender gap: Women welcome in ‘hard working’ fields, but ‘genius’ fields are male-dominated, study finds – Rachel Feltman – Washington Post

Bik’s Picks

Prolonging lifespan: Researchers create ‘Methuselah fly’ by selecting best cells – Science Daily

Proteins found in the brain may help speed up flu recovery while you sleep – Lydia Ramsey – Popular Science

What the history of dogs tells us about civilization in the Americas – Elahe Izadi – Washington Post

Earth’s magnetic field guides sea turtles home – Julia Rosen – Science News



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