February 26, 2015

After today’s #LlamaDrama, I was searching for some llama microbiome papers. Here is the best I could find:  Llama dung treats acid drainage – EnviroPaul – FlushItBlog

Microbiome of pregnancy and birth

Infant gut microbiota and food sensitization: associations in the first year of life – M. B. Azad – Clinical & Experimental Allergy

Human oral microbiome

Subgingival bacterial recolonization after scaling and root planing in smokers with chronic periodontitis – M Feres – Australian Dental Journal

Human skin microbiome

Review: The skin microbiome: Associations between altered microbial communities and disease – Laura S Weyrich – Australasian Journal of Dermatology

Human gut microbiome

Brief Report: Intestinal Dysbiosis in Ankylosing Spondylitis – Mary-Ellen Costello – Arthritis & Rheumatology

Animal microbiome

Olive Ridley Sea Turtle Hatching Success as a Function of the Microbial Abundance in Nest Sand at Ostional, Costa Rica – Vanessa S. Bézy – PLOS ONE

Can light intensity cause shifts in natural product and bacterial profiles of the sponge Aplysina aerophoba? – Oriol Sacristán-Soriano – Marine Ecology

Soil microbiome

Influence of edaphic and management factors on the diversity and abundance of ammonia-oxidizing thaumarchaeota and bacteria in soils of bioenergy crop cultivars
Anthony D. Bertagnolli – Environmental Microbiology Reports

Food microbiology

Dynamic variation of the microbial community structure during the long-time mono-fermentation of maize and sugar beet silage – Johanna Klang – Microbial Biotechnology


Perspective: ‘Metagenomics 2.0’ – Katherine McMahon – Environmental Microbiology Reports


PathVisio 3: An Extendable Pathway Analysis Toolbox – Martina Kutmon – PLOS

Ecology and other microbiology papers

Perspective: From environmental microbiology to ecogenomics: spotting the emerging field of fungal–bacterial interactions – Paola Bonfante – Environmental Microbiology Reports

Perspective: The universe under a microscope – Arjun V. Raman and Nitin S. Baliga – Environmental Microbiology Reports

Perspective: Microbes don’t play solitaire: how cooperation trumps isolation in the microbial world – Steven J. Hallam – Environmental Microbiology Reports

Microbes in the news


Sewage provides insight into human microbiome – Biology News Net

Magazine Preview: Delving into the Depths of the Microbiome – Richard A. Stein – GenEngNews

Build a Better Microbiome: 7 Ways To Embrace More Microbes – Frank Lipman – Yahoo

Food emulsifiers linked to gut bacteria changes and obesity – Nathan Gray – Food Navigator
Emulsifiers Promote Obesity And Colitis In Mice – Science 2.0
Widely used food additive promotes colitis, obesity and metabolic syndrome, research shows – Medical Xpress

High bacteria counts on cellphone doesn’t determine rate of infection – Debbie Dujanovic – KSL.com


Suburban Birds Are Reservoirs for Lyme-Disease Bacteria – John Metcalfe – CityLab

Earth’s Deepest Spot Is Alive With ‘Unexpected’ Bacteria – Elizabeth Armstrong Moore – Newser

Report: Deadly Bacteria Lurking in Doctor, Dentist Offices and Why Hand Sanitizer Won’t Kill It – Elizabeth Cohen and Sandee LaMotte – CNN Wire

Science, publishing, and career

Scientific journal publishes papers of 200 words or less – We describe it briefly here – Francie Diep – Popular Science


What’s in a name? – Animals of all kinds have been named and remembered by scientists – Michael Erard – Science

Experts air concerns about federal gain-of-function review – Lisa Schnirring -CIDRAP University of Minnesota

Science and art

3D Laser Scanner Makes Haunting Works of Art – Calla Cofield – Live Science

Art’s place in the science world – Madlen Gubernick – iNSolution, Northeastern

Student Builds Replica Large Hadron Collider Out of Legos – NBC News

Bik’s Picks

Marine Shells’ Optical Structures Inspire Ideas For Transparent Displays – James Maynard – Tech Times

Florida snail species threatened by invasive parasites – David M. Demar – SMN Weekly

Feds spot third baby orca born recently to imperiled pods – Phuong Le – SF Gate

Doctor Seeking To Perform Head Transplant Is Out Of His Mind – Arthur Caplan – Forbes


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