February 23, 2015

General human microbiome

Review: Human Microbiome: When a Friend Becomes an Enemy – Magdalena Muszer – Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis

Microbiome of pregnancy and birth

Probiotics and gut health in infants: A preliminary case–control observational study about early treatment with Lactobacillus reuteri DSM 17938 – Francesco Savino – Clinica Chimica Acta

Review: Clinical impact of human breast milk metabolomics – Flaminia Cesare Marincola – Clinica Chimica Acta

Human oral microbiome

Review: A review on microbiological cause of periodontal disease: disease and treatment. – Durgesh, Bangalore H – Reviews in Medical Microbiology $$$

Human gut microbiome

No difference in small bowel microbiota between patients with irritable bowel syndrome and healthy controls – Aldona Dlugosz – Scientific Reports

Microbiota disbiosis is associated with colorectal cancer – Zhiguang Gao – Frontiers in Microbiology

Pilot Dietary Intervention with Heat-Stabilized Rice Bran Modulates Stool Microbiota and Metabolites in Healthy Adults – Amy M. Sheflin – Nutrients

Contrasting effects of fresh and fermented kimchi consumption on gut microbiota composition and gene expression related to metabolic syndrome in obese Korean women
Kyungsun Han – Molecular Nutrition & Food Research

Review: Gut microbiota: Microbiota organisation—a key to understanding CRC development – Georgina L. Hold & Wendy S. Garrett – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Review: Changing views on diverticular disease: impact of aging, obesity, diet, and microbiota – R. C. Spiller – Neurogastroenterology & Motility

Animal models of microbiome research

Oral microbiome composition changes in mouse models of colitis – Jaana Rautava – Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Animal microbiome

Diverse small circular DNA viruses circulating amongst estuarine molluscs – Anisha Dayaram – Infection, Genetics and Evolution

Plant microbiome

Moth Outbreaks Alter Root-Associated Fungal Communities in Subarctic Mountain Birch Forests – Karita Saravesi – Microbial Ecology

The Microbiome of Pinus muricata Ectomycorrhizae: Community Assemblages, Fungal Species Effects, and Burkholderia as Important Bacteria in Multipartnered Symbioses – Nhu H. Nguyen, Thomas D. Bruns – Microbial Ecology

Soil microbiome

Microbial community successional patterns in beach sands impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill – Luis M Rodriguez-R – The ISME Journal

The microbe-mediated mechanisms affecting topsoil carbon stock in Tibetan grasslands – Haowei Yue – The ISME Journal

Resource Type and Availability Regulate Fungal Communities Along Arable Soil Profiles – Julia Moll – Microbial Ecology

Characteristic microbial communities in the continuous permafrost beside the bitumen in Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau – Nan Jiang – Environmental Earth Sciences

Effect of early dry season induced by the Three Gorges Dam on the soil microbial biomass and bacterial community structure in the Dongting Lake wetland – Haipeng Wu – Ecological Indicators

Disentangling plant and soil microbial controls on carbon and nitrogen loss in grassland mesocosms – Franciska T. De Vries – Journal of Ecology

Water microbiome

Evidence for an active rare biosphere within freshwater protists community – Didier Debroas – Molecular Ecology

Response of the microbial community to seasonal groundwater level fluctuations in petroleum hydrocarbon-contaminated groundwater – Ai-xia Zhou – Environmental Science

Microbiome of the built environment

Isolation of Vermamoeba vermiformis and associated bacteria in hospital water – Isabelle Pagnier – Microbial Pathogenesis

Dynamics of bacterial communities before and after distribution in a full-scale drinking water network – Joline El-Chakhtoura – Water Research

Marine bioerosion of lapideous archaeological artifacts found in the Grotta Azzurra (Capri, Naples, Italy): Role of microbiota and boring Porifera – Carlotta Sacco Perasso – International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation

Bioreactor microbiome

Chemotactic preferences govern competition and pattern formation in simulated two-strain microbial communities – Florian Centler and Martin Thullner – Frontiers in Microbiology

Review: Microbial management of anaerobic digestion: exploiting the microbiome-functionality nexus – Marta Carballa – Current Opinion in Biotechnology

Metagenomics, Sequencing and Bioinformatics

Improved detection of artifactual viral minority variants in high-throughput sequencing data – Matthijs R. A. Welkers – Frontiers in Microbiology

Bioinformatics approaches for viral metagenomics in plants using short RNAs: model case of study and application to a Cicer arietinum population – Walter Pirovano – Frontiers in Microbiology

Accurate multiplexing and filtering for high-throughput amplicon-sequencing – Esling Philippe – Nucleic Acids Research

Uploaded manuscript: Metagenomic Assembly Validation of an in vitro Mock Community [PDF] – Ino de Bruijn – Authorea

DIME: A Novel Framework for De Novo Metagenomic Sequence Assembly – Guo Xuan – Journal of Computational Biology

Clustering of reads with alignment-free measures and quality values – Matteo Comin – Algorthms for Molecular Biology

Improved data analysis for the MinION nanopore sequencer – Miten Jain – Nature Methods

Genome-wide gene order distances support clustering the gram-positive bacteria – Christopher H. House – Frontiers in Microbiology

Perspective: Current strategies for mobilome research – Tue S. Jørgensen – Frontiers in Microbiology


Species-specific dynamic responses of gut bacteria to a mammalian glycan – Varsha Raghavan and Eduardo A. Groisman – Journal of Bacteriology

Role of intestinal microbiota in the generation of polyphenol derived phenolic acid mediated attenuation of Alzheimer’s disease β-amyloid oligomerization – Dongjie Wang – Molecular Nutrition & Food Research

Pilot Dietary Intervention with Heat-Stabilized Rice Bran Modulates Stool Microbiota and Metabolites in Healthy Adults – Amy M. Sheflin – Nutrients

Review: Does Our Gut Microbiome Predict Cardiovascular Risk? – A Review of the Evidence From Metabolomics – Julian L. Griffin – Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics


Other microbiology papers of interest

Review: Interactions of Salmonella with animals and plants – Agnès Wiedemann – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbes in the news

Rob Knight awarded Vilcek Prize 2015 – Vilcek Foundation

AAAAI Annual Meeting Research Links Infants’ Microbiome to Development of Immune System, Allergic Diseases and Asthma – Our Midland

Examining the Hygiene Hypothesis and the Role of the Microbiome in Allergic Disease – Rodrigo Barros – HCP Live

The Role of the Skin Microbiome in Health and Disease – Rodrigo Barros – HCP Live

Facebook banned “Human Microbiome” artist picture for being ‘overly sexual’ – Hannah Parry – Mail Online

Campus bacteria: The whats and wheres of Columbia’s most infamous bacteria (e.g. the Sweatococcus @ Dodge Gym Equipment) – Sophia Hotung – Columbia Spectator

Bacteria connect to each other and exchange nutrients – Phys.org

Researchers explore influence of host organisms on bacterial metabolism – News Medical

Blood tests indicate scientist may not have been sickened at Tulane primate center – Kim Chatelain – Nola

We’re all hosts on a viral planet: E. coli O157 edition – Doug Powell – BarfBlog

Bik’s Picks

Surprise! 1,000-Year-Old Mummy Found in Buddha Statue – NBC News

Crews free humpback whale tangled in fishing line off Hawaii – Fox News

Satire: Collective Cleanliness: A Meta-Discursive Study of Academic Tearoom Culture – Lotta Washinup and Duya Dishez – Journal of Applied Elbow Grease



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