March 12, 2015

Human gut microbiome

Gut microbiome development along the colorectal adenoma–carcinoma sequence – Qiang Feng – Nature Communications

In Vivo Selection To Identify Bacterial Strains with Enhanced Ecological Performance in Synbiotic Applications – Janina A. Krumbeck – Applied Environmental Microbiology

Animal models of microbiome research

Adipose tissue ​NAPE-PLD controls fat mass development by altering the browning process and gut microbiota – Lucie Geurts – Nature Communications

Animal microbiome

Phylogeny of Intestinal Ciliates, Including Charonina ventriculi, and Comparison of Microscopy and 18S rRNA Gene Pyrosequencing for Rumen Ciliate Community Structure Analysis – Sandra Kittelmann – – Applied Environmental Microbiology

Female-Specific Specialization of a Posterior End Region of the Midgut Symbiotic Organ in Plautia splendens and Allied Stinkbugs – Toshinari Hayashi – Applied Environmental Microbiology

Plant microbiome

Genotype-Specific Variation in the Structure of Root Fungal Communities Is Related to Chickpea Plant Productivity – Navid Bazghaleh – Applied Environmental Microbiology

Soil microbiome

Fungal Communities Respond to Long-Term CO2 Elevation by Community Reassembly
Qichao Tu – Applied Environmental Microbiology

Water microbiome

Natural Hot Spots for Gain of Multiple Resistances: Arsenic and Antibiotic Resistances in Heterotrophic, Aerobic Bacteria from Marine Hydrothermal Vent Fields – Pedro Farias – Applied Environmental Microbiology

Food microbiology

Temporal and Spatial Differences in Microbial Composition during the Manufacture of a Continental-Type Cheese – Daniel J. O’Sullivan – Applied Environmental Microbiology


Another FartAlyzer? Human intestinal gas measurement systems: in vitro fermentation and gas capsules – Jian Zhen Ou – Trends in Biotechnology

Metagenomics and bioinformatics

Single gene-based distinction of individual microbial genomes from a mixed population of microbial cells – Manu V. Tamminen and Marko P. J. Virta – Frontiers in Microbiology

BioMiCo: a supervised Bayesian model for inference of microbial community structure
Mahdi Shafiei – Microbiome

Microbes in the news

Interview with Les Dethlefsen from our lab: What’s in My Gut? An Access Conversation with Dr. Les Dethlefsen – Ernesto Ramirez – Medium
Microbiome study allows participants access to own data – Ernesto Ramirez – Genetic Literacy Project

Study proves all humans have a little microorganism DNA – Paul Hamaker – Examiner
Humans may harbor more than 100 genes from other organisms – Sarah CP Williams – Science

Before The Gas Is Passed, Researchers Aim To Measure It In The Gut – Angus Chen – NPR
Your farts could tell your doctor about your digestive health – Alexandra Ossola – Popular Science
Fecal Fermentation and Electronic Pills May Help Decipher Gut Gases – Li Zhou – Smithsonian

Researchers develop tool to understand how the gut microbiome works – EurekAlert

The Life Of A Queen: Worker Bees And Queen Bees Have Vastly Different Microbiomes – Jim Algar – TechTimes

Does your microbiome make you unique? – Sergio Laínez – Mapping Ignorance

Science and art

Dancing the Microbiome: Et si on dansait le microbiote ? – YouTube

Science, career, and publishing

Advice for PhD Students: Tips From Professors, Startup Founders, and Industry Professionals – Nick Mordwinkin – The Winnower

Indecent advances: Surveys of sexual harassment and assault during field research and on campus reveal a hitherto secret problem – Virginia Gewin – Nature

Bik’s Picks

Nearly 200,000 ‘new’ marine species turn out to be duplicates – Rachel Feltman – Washington Post

Neanderthals Had Fashion Too, Unearthed Jewelry Implies – Brian Stallard – Nature World News

Antarctic Octopus Is a True Blue Blood – Jennifer Viegas – Discovery


One thought on “March 12, 2015

  1. Dear Dr. Bik,

    I just wanted to say Thank You for this wonderful Microbiome Digest. I’m considering tapping into the field of microbiome after my PhD, so your Digest has been so helpful for me to have a broad appreciation of the microbiome research. I feel bad that I can’t contribute meaningfully to the Digest now, but as I read more and actually do microbiome research in the future, I hope I can do something to help. I’ve already forwarded this to two of our faculty members here at Georgetown, and one of them quickly replied and found it interesting.

    This is a great daily summary of microbiome research around the world. Thank you so much!



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