January 26, 2015

Human oral microbiome

* 16S rRNA gene-based metagenomic analysis identifies a novel bacterial co-prevalence pattern in dental caries – Sri Nisha Jagathrakshakan – European Journal of Dentistry

Human urinary tract microbiome

The microbiome of the urinary tract—a role beyond infection – Samantha A. Whiteside – Nature Reviews Urology

Human gut microbiome

* Association between specific mucosa-associated microbiota in Crohn’s disease at the time of resection and subsequent disease recurrence: A pilot study – Peter De Cruz – Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Enhanced vaccination effect against influenza by prebiotics in elderly patients receiving enteral nutrition – Hiroyasu Akatsu – Geriatrics & Gerontology International

Review: The small bowel microbiota – Carthage Moran – Current Opinion in Gastroenterology

Animal microbiome

Bacterial communities in the rumen of Holstein heifers differ when fed orchardgrass as pasture vs. hay – Riazuddin Mohammed – Frontiers in Microbiology

Plant microbiome

Mycorrhizal networks and coexistence in species-rich orchid communities – Hans Jacquemyn – New Phytologist

A 3-year field investigation of impacts of Monsanto’s transgenic Bt-cotton NC 33B on rhizosphere microbial communities in northern China – Yan-Jun Zhang – Applied Soil Ecology

Ectomycorrhizal fungal maladaptation and growth reductions associated with assisted migration of Douglas-fir – J. Marty Kranabetter – New Phytologist

Review: Host–microbe and microbe–microbe interactions in the evolution of obligate plant parasitism – Ariane C. Kemen – New Phytologist

Soil and sediment microbiome

Soil microbial community composition does not predominantly determine the variance of heterotrophic soil respiration across four subtropical forests – Hui Wei – Scientific Reports

Long-term impact of farm management and crops on soil microorganisms assessed by combined DGGE and PLFA analyses – Fabio Stagnari – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbial diversity in a Venezuelan orthoquartzite cave is dominated by the Chloroflexi (Class Ktedonobacterales) and Thaumarchaeota Group I.1c – Hazel A. Barton – Frontiers in Microbiology

Diversity of Soil Microbial Communities Formed by Different Light Penetrations in Forests (article in Korean) – Jun Ho Park – DBpia

Bacterial community composition of sediments from a milkfish Chanos chanos Forsskål farm – Sheila Mae S Santander-de Leon – Aquaculture Research

Bacterial diversity and fatty acid composition of hypersaline cyanobacterial mats from an inland desert wadi – Raeid M.M. Abed – Journal of Arid Environments

Study of the succession of microbial communities for sulfur cycle response to ecological factors change in sediment of sewage system – Yanchen Liu – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Structural changes in soil communities after triclopyr application in soils invaded by Acacia dealbata Link – Pablo Souza-Alonso – Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part B: Pesticides, Food Contaminants, and Agricultural Wastes

Fire alters vegetation and soil microbial community in alpine meadow – Changting Wang – Land Degradation & Development

Long-term oil contamination increases deterministic assembly processes in soil microbes – Yuting Liang – Ecological Applications

Reduced vertical stratification of soil bacterial community structure and composition is associated with Bromus tectorum invasion of sagebrush steppe – Carolyn F. Weber – Journal of Arid Environments

Water microbiome

Temporal dynamics of active Archaea in oxygen-depleted zones of two deep lakes – Mylène Hugon – Environmental Microbiology Reports

Prokaryotic and diazotrophic population dynamics within a large oligotrophic inverse estuary – L. F. Messer – Aquatic Microbial Ecology

Assessing impact of acid mine drainage on benthic macroinvertebrates: can functional diversity metrics be used as indicators? – Fengzhi He – Journal of Freshwater Ecology

Microbial community of the deep-sea brine Lake Kryos seawater–brine interface is active below the chaotropicity limit of life as revealed by recovery of mRNA – Michail M. Yakimov – Environmental Microbiology

Microbiome of the built environment
Aeromonas biofilm on stainless steel: efficiency of commonly used disinfectants – Sara Craveiro – International Journal of Food Science & Technology

Fungi and the like

An improved high throughput sequencing method for studying oomycete communities – Rumakanta Sapkota, Mogens Nicolaisen – Journal of Microbiological Methods

Metagenomics and bioinformatics

VizBin – an application for reference-independent visualization and human-augmented binning of metagenomic data – Cedric C Laczny – Microbiome

GrammR: Graphical Representation and Modeling of Count Data with Application in Metagenomics – Deepak Nag Ayyala, Shili Lin – Bioinformatics

Exploiting topic modeling to boost metagenomic reads binning – Ruichang Zhang – BMC Bioinformatics

Metagenomics shows low energy anaerobic-aerobic treatment reactors reduce antibiotic resistance gene dissemination from domestic wastewater – Beate Christgen – Environmental Science & Technology

Low frequency of endospore-specific genes in subseafloor sedimentary metagenomes – Mikihiko Kawai – Environmental Microbiology Reports


Development of a Fluorescence-Activated Cell Sorting Method Coupled with Whole Genome Amplification To Analyze Minority and Trace Dehalococcoides Genomes in Microbial Communities – Patrick K. H. Lee – Environmental Science & Technology

Infection and Immunity

Dissemination of a Highly Virulent Pathogen: Tracking The Early Events That Define Infection – Rodrigo J. Gonzalez – PLOS Pathogens

Hypotheses: Metacommunity and phylogenetic structure determine wildlife and zoonotic infectious disease patterns in time and space – Gerardo Suzán – Ecology and Evolution

Bacteria in the news

Immune System Promotes Digestive Health by Fostering Community of “Good” Gut Bacteria – University of Utah – LabManager

Breastmilk drug could fight resistant bacteria – The Local

Zombie bacteria in tuberculosis – Medical Express

Conversation Between “Good” Bacteria and Immune System Is Key to Digestive Health – Healthcare Utah


How Gut Bacteria Affect Brain Health – Sleep Review Magazine

Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Linked to Viruses – John Wilson – Utah People’s Post

Inflammatory bowel disease blamed on viruses – Regie Green – SMN Weekly

Oral Health Hack: Chewing Gum Removes Up To 100M Bacteria In 10 Minutes, Similar To Flossing – Lizette Borreli – Medical Daily

Understanding ‘Plant Microbiome’ Can Improve Farming And Plant Health – Elizabeth Bent – Science 2.0

Science Digested: A new mold species discovered on salami – Benjamin Wolfe – Microbial Foods

* Tricking Soil Bacteria to Grow in Lab: Discovering a Class of Antibiotics to Combat Drug-Resistant Bacteria – Kendra Witt – Daily Nexus

Bacteria Hysteria

How often do you change your pajamas? – Ali Berman – Mother Nature Network

Bik’s Picks

Wake no more – What if you could sleep 50 hours straight and still never feel truly awake? Welcome to the bizarre, distressing, and totally exhausting world of the hypersomniac – Virginia Hughes – Medium.com

Learning to Talk Like a WomanFor many transgender people, achieving a feminine voice can be difficult – Shivam Saini – The Atlantic

Is it OK to eat snow? Short answer: Yes, as long it’s fresh and white – Lydia Ramsey – Popular Science


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