February 10, 2015

Microbiome of pregnancy and birth

Network analysis suggests a potentially ‘evil’ alliance of opportunistic pathogens inhibited by a cooperative network in human milk bacterial communities – Zhanshan (Sam) Ma – Scientific Reports

Human respiratory microbiome

The nasal microbiota in health and disease: variation within and between subjects – Kristi Biswas – Frontiers in Microbiology

Analysis of the nasal vestibule mycobiome in patients with allergic rhinitis – Won Hee Jung – Mycoses

Human oral microbiome

Review: Salivary Diagnostics and the Oral Microbiome – Jennifer E. Kerr – Advances in Salivary Diagnostics

Review: Microbiome of peri-implant infections: lessons from conventional, molecular and metagenomic analyses – Georgios Charalampakis – Virulence

Review: On the dynamics of root canal infections – what we understand and what we don’t – Matthias Zehnder – Virulence

Human gut microbiome

See also Rojo paper under Metabolomics

Evaluating variation in human gut microbiota profiles due to DNA extraction method and inter-subject differences – Brett Wagner Mackenzie – Frontiers in Microbiology

Dysbiosis gut microbiota associated with inflammation and impaired mucosal immune function in intestine of humans with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease – Weiwei Jiang – Scientific Reports

Intestinal Lesions Are Associated with Altered Intestinal Microbiome and Are More Frequent in Children and Young Adults with Cystic Fibrosis and Cirrhosis – Thomas Flass – PLOS ONE

The impact of oral consumption of Lactobacillus plantarum P-8 on faecal bacteria revealed by pyrosequencing – LY Kwok – Beneficial Microbes

Review: Contribution of diet to the composition of the human gut microbiota – Daniela Graf – Microbial Ecology in Health and Disease

Animal microbiome

Characterization of the Fecal Microbial Communities of Duroc Pigs Using 16S rRNA Gene Pyrosequencing – Edward Alain B. Pajarillo – Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences

Metagenomic analysis of the gut microbiota of the Timber Rattlesnake, Crotalus horridus – Richard William McLaughlin – Molecular Biology Reports

Larval exposure to polychlorinated biphenyl 126 (PCB-126) causes persistent alteration of the amphibian gut microbiota – Kevin D. Kohl – Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

Abstract: Bugs in bats 2: Analysis of microbial communities in faecal samples obtained from bats in the Netherlands – JCM Wolkers-Rooijackers – 11th Conference of the Dutch Society for Wildlife Health

Plant microbiome

Rapid quantification of rice root-associated bacteria by flow cytometry – G. Valdameri – Letters in Applied Microbiology

Elevated atmospheric CO2 levels affect community structure of rice root-associated bacteria – Kiwamu Minamisawa – Frontiers in Microbiology

Characterization of Leaf Blade- and Leaf Sheath-Associated Bacterial Communities and Assessment of Their Responses to Environmental Changes in CO2, Temperature, and Nitrogen Levels under Field Conditions – Seishi Ikeda – Microbes and Environments

Soil, sediment, and rock microbiome

Community Structure and Biogeochemical Impacts of Microbial Life on Floating Pumice – J. J. Elser – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Variability in responses of bacterial communities and nitrogen oxide emission to urea fertilization among various flooded paddy soils – Ning Wang – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Analysis of Sclerotia-Associated Fungal Communities in Cool-Temperate Forest Soils in North Japan – Anzilni F. Amasya – Microbes and Environments

Water microbiome

Bacterial Diversity in the South Adriatic Sea during a Strong, Deep Winter Convection Year – M. Korlević – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Viruses and phages

Traces of ATCV-1 associated with laboratory component contamination – Kristín Rós Kjartansdóttir – PNAS USA

Reply to Kjartansdóttir et al.: Chlorovirus ATCV-1 findings not explained by contamination – Robert H. Yolken – PNAS USA

Microbial Ecology

Temporal patterns of rarity provide a more complete view of microbial diversity – Ashley Shade, Jack A. Gilbert – Trends in Microbiology


Genomes of Planktonic Acidimicrobiales: Widening Horizons for Marine Actinobacteria by Metagenomics – Carolina Megumi Mizuno – mBio


Ranking the impact of human health disorders on gut metabolism: Systemic lupus erythematosus and obesity as study cases – David Rojo – Scientific Reports

Review: Animals in a bacterial world: opportunities for chemical ecology – Alexandra M. Cantley and Jon Clardy – Natural Product Reports


CATCh, an Ensemble Classifier for Chimera Detection in 16S rRNA Sequencing Studies – Mohamed Mysara – Applied and Environmental Microbiology


Best practices for sample processing and storage prior to microbiome DNA analysis freeze? buffer? process? – Jonathan Eisen – MicroBEnet

More microbes

Natural Green Coating Inhibits Adhesion of Clinically Important Bacteria – Danielle S. Trentin – Scientific Reports


Chemical signature of magnetotactic bacteria – Matthieu Amor – PNAS USA

Microbes in the news

Breastfeeding prepares a baby for solid food – Tim Sandle – Digital Journal

Gut microbiota reveal better ways of detecting (and preventing) colorectal cancer – Kristina Campbell – Microbiome Institute

Our Inner Viruses: Forty Million Years In the Making – Carl Zimmer – National Geographic

Our wine owes a debt to ancient viruses – Andrew Geering – Phys.org

Diet is the Chief Factor Behind Gut Microbiome Diversity, Study Shows – Patricia Inacio – IBD News Today

Citizen Oceanography Meets the Marine Microbiome – Rachelle Lauro – Mission Blue

Fecal Microbiota Transplants: An Insider’s Guide – Monica J. Smith

Science and Art

Researcher Determined to Play Piano Duet With Yellow Slime Mold – The Mary Sue

And the winners of the #spacemicrobes Microbial Playoffs are… – Arvind Suresh – Discover Magazine

A Beautiful Wallpaper Made With Smallpox Vaccine – Joseph Flaherty – Wired.com

Bik’s Picks
Stressed Young Bees Linked To Colony Collapse – Jim Algar – Tech Times

Meet Spot: New Breed of Robot Dog Climbs and Trots – Elizabeth Palermo – Live Science

Australia’s Shocking Rate Of Mammal Extinction Blamed On Cats And Red Foxes Brought Over By European Settlers – Rebekah Marcarelli – Headlines and Global News



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