March 6, 2015

Pregnancy and birth

Longitudinal Analysis of the Premature Infant Intestinal Microbiome Prior to Necrotizing Enterocolitis: A Case-Control Study – Yanjiao Zhou – PLOS ONE

Effects of Bifidobacterial Supplementation to Pregnant Women and Infants in the Prevention of Allergy Development in Infants and on Fecal Microbiota – Tadao Enomoto – Allergology International

Human oral microbiome

Subgingival Microbial Communities in Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency and Their Relationship with Local Immunopathology – Niki M. Moutsopoulos – PLOS Pathogens

Human gut microbiome

What is missing from this title? 16S gut community of the Cameron County Hispanic Cohort – Matthew C Ross – Microbiome

Review: The role of intestinal microbiota in acute graft-versus-host disease – Yuanyuan Chen – Journal of Immunology Research

Review: Type 1 diabetes and gut microbiota: Friend or foe? – Changyun Hu – Pharmacological Research

Review: Collective unconscious: how gut microbes shape human behavior
Timothy G. Dinan- Journal of Psychiatric Research

Human respiratory microbiome

2013 Workshop summary: Host–microbe interactions in distal airways: relevance to chronic airway diseases – Clémence Martin – European Respiratory Review

Review: Microbial Exposure and Onset of Allergic Diseases – Potential Prevention Strategies? – Petra Ina Pfefferle, Harald Renz – Allergology International

Animal models of microbiome research

Analysis of intestinal microbiota in hybrid house mice reveals evolutionary divergence in a vertebrate hologenome – Jun Wang – Nature Communications

Disturbance of the intestinal microbial community by ursolic acid contributes to its function as a regulator of fat deposition – Zemeng Feng – Journal of Functional Foods

Helicobacter hepaticus infection in BALB/c mice abolishes subunit-vaccine-induced protection against M. tuberculosis – Isabelle C. Arnold – Vaccine

Animal microbiome

Early life establishment of the swine gut microbiome and impact on host phenotypes – Núria Mach – Environmental Microbiology Reports

In cattle: Characterization of mucosa-associated bacterial communities in abomasal ulcers by pyrosequencing – Alexandra Hund- Veterinary Microbiology

Baby marmosets (Do a Google Image search)! Isolation and identification of cultivable Bifidobacterium spp. from the faeces of 5 baby common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus L.) – Samanta Michelini – Anaerobe

A Kazal-type inhibitor is modulated by Trypanosoma cruzi to control microbiota inside the anterior midgut of Rhodnius prolixus – Tatiane S. Soares – Biochimie

Plant microbiome

Seagrass biofilm communities at a naturally CO2-rich vent – Christiane Hassenrück – Environmental Microbiology Reports

Soil and sediment microbiome

A Method for Determining Community Level Physiological Profiles of Organic Soil Horizons – Mathew J.B. Swallow and Sylvie A. Quideau – Soil Science Society of America Journal

Influence of elevated ozone concentration on methanotrophic bacterial communities in soil under field condition – Y.Z. Huang – Atmospheric Environment

Disruption of photoautotrophic intertidal mats by filamentous fungi – Cátia Carreira – Environmental Microbiology

Phylogenetically distinct phylotypes modulate nitrification in a paddy soil – Jun Zhao – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Water microbiome

Metagenomic analysis of a high CO2 subsurface microbial community populated by chemolithoautotrophs and bacteria and archaea from candidate phyla – Joanne B. Emerson – Environmental Microbiology

Effect of historical residual hexachlorocyclohexanes and dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane on bacterial communities in sediment core collected from an estuary in northeastern China by next-generation sequencing – Jianguo Guo – Marine Pollution Bulletin

Understanding diversity patterns in bacterioplankton communities from a Sub-Antarctic peatland – María Victoria Quiroga – Environmental Microbiology Reports

Metatranscriptomic analysis of diminutive Thiomargarita-like bacteria (“Candidatus Thiopilula spp.”) from abyssal cold seeps of the Barbados Accretionary Prism – Daniel S. Jones – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Bioreactor microbiome

Long-term dynamics of the microbial community in a full-scale wastewater treatment plant – A. Muszyński – International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation

Microbiome of the built environment

Metagenomic Profiling and Identification of Antimicrobial Resistance Genes from Airborne Microbial Communities – Tamar Dickerson – Online Journal of Public Health Informatics

Food microbiology

Yeast strains as potential aroma enhancers in dry fermented sausages – Mónica Flores – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Metagenomics and bioinformatics

IVA: accurate de novo assembly of RNA virus genomes – Martin Hunt – Bioinformatics

Metagenomic profiling of the viromes of plasma collected from blood donors with elevated serum alanine aminotransferase levels – Rika A. Furuta – Transfusion

Review: Fungal genome sequencing: basic biology to biotechnology – Krishna Kant Sharma – Critical Reviews in Biotechnology

Progressive genomic convergence of two Helicobacter pylori strains during mixed infection of a patient with chronic gastritis – Qizhi Cao – Gut

Proteomics

Review: Proteomics as the final step in the functional metagenomics study of antimicrobial resistance – Fiona Fouhy – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbial Ecology

Predicting ecosystem emergent properties at multiple scales – Jack A. Gilbert and Chris Henry – Environmental Microbiology Reports

Perspective: Re-defining microbial diversity from its single-celled building blocks – Ramunas Stepanauskas – Environmental Microbiology Reports

Microbes in the news

Not Even Science Could Explain the Bacteria In My Apartment – Sarah Zhang – Gizmodo

Gut microbial mix relates to stages of blood sugar control – Medical Xpress
Gut bacteria may contribute to diabetes in black males – Sharon Parmet – University of Illinois at Chicago

Who owns my microbiome? – Gabrielle Morguelan – Transylvania Rambler

Bill Gates Foundation backs microbiome engineering to boost infant health – Shane Starling – Nutraingredients

Antarctic lakes are full of small surprises – Sarah Payne – Australian Antarctic Magazine

Long list of food items in alphabetical order, but not much science: The human microbiome: How to feed your gut – Mindy Athas – Baltimore Sun

Science, publishing, and career

Need registration to read: It starts with a poster: Most researchers learn how to talk about science at meetings – Marcia McNutt – Science

Why has the scholarly journal endured? – Alice Meadows – Exchanges at Wiley

Reflecting on Fifty Years of Progress for Women in Science – Nancy Hopkins – DNA and Cell Biology

Bik’s Picks

Video: Giant Octopus makes slippery escape from tank in Seattle aquarium – Ben Axelson – Syracuse

CCTV unexpectedly catches rare wild giant panda on midnight stroll – Rose Troup Buchanan – Independent

Turning yogurt waste into new products – University of Wisconsin-Madison – Science Daily

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