March 11, 2015

Animal models of microbiome research

Improving microbial fitness in the mammalian gut by in vivo temporal functional metagenomics – Stephanie J Yaung – Molecular Systems Biology

Animal microbiome

Bacterial Diversity Associated with Wild Caught Anopheles Mosquitoes from Dak Nong Province, Vietnam Using Culture and DNA Fingerprint – Chung Thuy Ngo – PLOS ONE

Soil and sediment microbiome

Selective pressure of antibiotics on ARGs and bacterial communities in manure-polluted freshwater-sediment microcosms – Wenguang Xiong – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbial communities in dark oligotrophic volcanic ice cave ecosystems of Mt. Erebus, Antarctica – Bradley M. Tebo – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbiome of the built environment

High-Resolution Microbial Community Succession of Microbially Induced Concrete Corrosion in Working Sanitary Manholes – Alison L. Ling – PLOS ONE

Metagenomics and bioinformatics

Metassembler: Merging and optimizing de novo genome assemblies – Alejandro Hernandez Wences , Michael Schatz – BioRxiv


Introducing the FartAlyzer? Alcohol Induced Alterations to the Human Fecal VOC Metabolome – Robin D. Couch – PLOS ONE

More microbiology

Generation of Influenza Virus from Avian Cells Infected by Salmonella Carrying the Viral Genome – Xiangmin Zhang – PLOS ONE

Review: Archaeal Extrachromosomal Genetic Elements – Haina Wang – Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews

Viable Bacteria Associated with Red Blood Cells and Plasma in Freshly Drawn Blood Donations – Christian Damgaard – PLOS ONE

Microbes in the news

Predicting oral vs. gut microbiomes – Alexandra Carmichael – uBiome

Video: Guts and Genius with Joi Ito, Kevin Slavin, and David Kong – Media at MIT

The gut microbiome: how does it affect our health? – Honor Whiteman – Medical New Today

Researchers develop tool to understand how the gut microbiome works – Medical XPress

uBiome Analysis: Microbiome Hacking to Improve Gluten Intolerance and Acne – Animal Pharm

Bedlam excavation to examine 3,000 skeletons for plague bacteria strain – Marie Singer – Market Business News

Science and art

Dancing bacteria to invade the Eden Project – LeeTrewhela – Cornish Guardian

The egg
– S.B. Divya – Nature

Science, publishing, and career

Software: Career detective – Nature

Subscription Publisher Awkwardly Experiments with Open-Access – Jeffrey Beall – ScholarlyOA

Bik’s Picks

Gigantic ancient arthropod was really ‘a very peaceful guy’ – Will Dunham – Reuters

World’s whaling slaughter tallied – Commercial hunting wiped out almost three million animals last century – Daniel Cressey – Nature

High levels of vitamin D is suspected of increasing mortality rates – Science Daily


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