February 9, 2015

Human oral microbiome

Pulp and plaque microbiotas of children with severe early childhood caries – Natalia I. Chalmers – Journal of Oral Microbiology

Analysis of oral microbial community and Th17-associated cytokines in saliva of patients with oral lichen planus – Kun Wang – Microbiology and Immunology

Human gut microbiome

A phylo-functional core of gut microbiota in healthy young Chinese cohorts across lifestyles, geography and ethnicities – Jiachao Zhang – The ISME Journal

Distinct gut microbiota of healthy children from two different geographic regions of Thailand – Orawan La-ongkham – Archives of Microbiology

An Appropriate Cutoff Value for Determining the Colonization of Helicobacter pylori by the Pyrosequencing Method: Comparison with Conventional Methods – Jaeyeon Kim – Helicobacter

Review: Dysbiosis of the gut microbiota in disease – Simon Carding – Microbial Ecology in Health and Disease

Review: Manipulating the gut microbiota to maintain health and treat disease – Karen P. Scott – Microbial Ecology in Health and Disease

Fecal Transplants

Successful treatment of severe sepsis and diarrhea after vagotomy utilizing fecal microbiota transplantation: a case report – Qiurong Li – Critical Care

Animal models of microbiome research

Changes in the equine fecal microbiota associated with the use of systemic antimicrobial drugs – Marcio C Costa – BMC Veterinary Research

Using Bayesian modelling to investigate factors governing antibiotic-induced Candida albicans colonization of the GI tract – Jyoti Shankar – Scientific Reports

Gut microbial markers are associated with diabetes onset, regulatory imbalance, and IFN-γ level in NOD Mice – Ł. Krych – Gut Microbes

Defective NOD2 peptidoglycan sensing promotes diet-induced inflammation, dysbiosis, and insulin resistance – Emmanuel Denou – EMBO Journal

Animal Microbiome

Internal Extracellular Bacteria of Diaphorina citri Kuwayama (Hemiptera: Psyllidae), the Asian Citrus Psyllid – Lakshmi D. Kolora – Current Microbiology

Soil Microbiome

Soil pH determines the alpha diversity but not beta diversity of soil fungal community along altitude in a typical Tibetan forest ecosystem – Jun-Tao Wang- Journal of Soils and Sediments

Analysis of bacterial xylose isomerase gene diversity using gene-targeted metagenomics – Dini Nurdiani – Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering

Microbial diversity of mangrove sediment in Shenzhen Bay and gene cloning, characterization of an isolated phytase-producing strain of SPC09 B. cereus – Shengpeng Zhang – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Food Microbiology

Zooming into food-associated microbial consortia: A “cultural” evolution
Luca Cocolin, Danilo Ercolini – Current Opinion in Food Science

Review: Emerging DNA-based technologies to characterize food ecosystems – Andrea Galimberti – Food Research International

Bioreactor microbiology

Comparative analysis of sugarcane bagasse metagenome reveals unique and conserved biomass-degrading enzymes among lignocellulolytic microbial communities – Wuttichai Mhuantong – Biotechnology for Biofuels


Defining the Microbial Effluxome in the content of the Host-Microbiome Interaction – Anastasios Ioannidis – Frontiers in Pharmacology

Reference-free comparison of microbial communities via de Bruijn graphs – Serghei Mangul and David Koslicki – preprint

A systematic evaluation of high-dimensional, ensemble-based regression for
exploring large model spaces in microbiome analyses – Jyoti Shankar – BMC Bioinformatics

Microbial Ecology

Opinion: Landscape community genomics: understanding eco-evolutionary processes in complex environments – Brian K. Hand – Trends in Ecology & Evolution


Accurate, multi-kb reads resolve complex populations and detect rare
microorganisms – Itai Sharon – Genome Research

A simple separation method for downstream biochemical analysis of aquatic microbes – Cody E. Garrison, Alexander B. Bochdansky – Journal of Microbiological Methods

Microbes in the News

How to Make Breakfast With Your Vagina – Janet Jay – Motherboard

Breast IS best: Researchers say babies get microbes from mother’s milk that makes them ‘more ready’ to digest solid food – Mark Prigg – Daily Mail

Common antibiotics trigger significant changes in equine gut bacteria – study – Horsetalk

The Hungry Microbiome Part 4: The colon, colon cancer, and butyrate – Jesse Hawley – CSIRO

Google Maps for bacteria? How NYC subway swab could change public health (Podcast) – PBS Newshour

Investigation into possible spread of bacteria found in local primate center – Ashley Rodrigue – WWLTV

What friendly bacteria really CAN do for you… but probiotic makers are banned from telling us about – Sadie Nicholas – DailyMail UK

Bacteria Hysteria: ‘Bacteria and mold will accumulate’: Expert weighs in on bath towel use – Fox8.com

Gut Bacteria Differs in Gluten-free Celiac Patients with Persistent Symptoms – Jefferson Adams – Celiac.com

Bacterial DNA from the Black Death found in teeth – Yngve Vogt – MedicalXpress

UC Merced graduate student to continue oral bacteria research in Brazil – Ana B. Ibarra – Mercedsunstar

Meet the Poop-Sniffing Dogs That Are Saving Endangered Wildlife – Charyn Pfeuffer – Wired

Experimental drug containing tiny fragments of teenage acne bacteria trialled on MS patients – Lucie van den Berg – Herald Sun

Bacteria’s hidden traffic control – Phys.org

Science, publishing, career

How not to write a sequence assembly comparison paper – Keith Robison – Omics!Omics!

Research Misconduct Identified by the US Food and Drug Administration
Out of Sight, Out of Mind, Out of the Peer-Reviewed Literature – Charles Seiffe – JAMA Internal Medicine

Are Your Medications Safe? The FDA buries evidence of fraud in medical trials. My students and I dug it up. – Charles Seife – Slate

Bik’s Picks

The Champion Egg-Layers of the Bird World – Emma Bryce – Audubon

Enzyme rapidly reduces sulfites in wine – Tim Sandle – Digital Journal

NASA Mars Curiosity Rover Collects Soil Samples – Deborah Grace – Pierce Pioneer


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