April 4, 2015

In this weekend edition, I found papers on iron supplements, phage and TM6 genomics, millipedes, ground squirrels, and coffee consumption. 

Human oral microbiome

Salivary Microbiota Reflects Changes in Gut Microbiota in Cirrhosis with Hepatic Encephalopathy – Jasmohan S Bajaj – Hepatology

The Peri-Implant and Periodontal Microbiota in Patients with and without Clinical Signs of Inflammation – Meike Luise Jakobi – Dental Journal

Almost completely plagiarized Review: Interspecies communication in oral biofilm: An ocean of information – Amit Parashar – Oral Science International

Human respiratory microbiome

Possible role of anaerobes in the pathogenesis of nontuberculous mycobacterial infection – Kei Yamasaki – Respirology

Human gut microbiome

Isn’t that Ironic: Iron fortification adversely affects the gut microbiome, increases pathogen abundance and induces intestinal inflammation in Kenyan infants – Tanja Jaeggi – Gut

Review: The gut microbiome in cardio-metabolic health – Tue H Hansen – Genome Medicine

Review: The role of the commensal microbiota in the regulation of tolerance to dietary allergens – Berni Canani – Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Review: The gut-brain axis: interactions between enteric microbiota, central and enteric nervous systems – Marilia Carabotti – Annals of Gastroenterology

Human urine microbiome

Review: “Sterile Urine” and the Presence of Bacteria – Alan J. Wolfe and Linda Brubaker – European Urology

Animal and other models of microbiome research

Lacking vitamin D receptor leads to intestinal dysbiosis – Dapeng Jin – The FASEB Journal

Evidence for a link between Gut Microbiota and Hypertension in the Dahl rat model – Blair Mell – Physiological Genomics

In vitro colonic metabolism of coffee and chlorogenic acid results in selective changes in human faecal microbiota growth – Charlotte E. Mills – British Journal of Nutrition

Ingestion of coffee polyphenols increases postprandial release of the active glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1(7–36)) amide in C57BL/6J mice – Yoshie Fujii – British Journal of Nutrition


Animal microbiome

Squirrels: Functional Analysis of Seasonally-Changing Gut Microbiotas in Hibernating Ground Squirrels – Hannah Carey – The FASEB Journal

Fish: Community assembly of a euryhaline fish microbiome during salinity acclimation
Victor T. Schmidt – Molecular Ecology

Aphids: Shifts in Buchnera aphidicola density in soybean aphids (Aphis glycines) feeding on virus-infected soybean – Bryan J. Cassone – Insect Molecular Biology

Millipedes: Litter-type specific microbial responses to the transformation of leaf litter into millipede feces – François-Xavier Joly – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Plant root and soil microbiome

Spatial soil heterogeneity has a greater effect on symbiotic arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities and plant growth than genetic modification with Bacillus thuringiensis toxin genes – Tanya E. Cheeke – Molecular Ecology

Microbial community analysis of switchgrass planted and unplanted soil microcosms displaying PCB dechlorination – Yi Liang – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

A conserved arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal core-species community colonizes potato roots in the Andes– Carolina Senés-Guerrero and Arthur Schüßler – Fungal Diversity

Built environment microbiome

Influence of housing characteristics on bacterial and fungal communities in homes of asthmatic children – Karen C. Dannemiller – Indoor Air

Bioreactor microbiome

Characterisation of the complex microbial community associated with the ASTER™ thiocyanate biodegradation system – Robert J. Huddy – Minerals Engineering

A comprehensive study on algal-bacterial communities shift during thiocyanate degradation in a microalga-mediated process – Byung-Gon Ryu – Bioresource Technology

Metagenomics, genomes

TM6: Babela massiliensis, a representative of a widespread bacterial phylum with unusual adaptations to parasitism in amoebae – Isabelle Pagnier – Biology Direct

Small circular single stranded DNA viral genomes in unexplained cases of human encephalitis, diarrhea, and in untreated sewage – Tung Gia Phan – Virology

Previously unknown evolutionary groups dominate the ssDNA gokushoviruses in oxic and anoxic waters of a coastal marine environment – Jessica M. Labonté – Frontiers in Microbiology

Rapid Genome Assembly and Comparison Decode Intrastrain Variation in Human Alphaherpesviruses – Lance R. Parsons – mBio


Effect of different heterotrophic plate count methods on the estimation of the composition of the culturable microbial community – Eva Theres Gensberger – PeerJ

Microbes in the news

World’s largest microbiome conference held in Luxembourg – University Du Luxembourg

Wash U. Study Finds Bacteria More Antibiotic Resistant – OzarksFirst

What did the bacteria say to the cigarette? “Don’t make me get aggressive” — study finds that smoke strengthens bad bugs – Dave Rice – SanDiegoReader

Urine Isn’t Free of Bacteria – HealthDay

Bad bacteria in your beer? Problem Solvers put taps to the test – Shellie Bailey-Shah – KATU.com

Is it time to bid farewell to your Beats? Your pricey designer headphones could be causing bacteria build-up, acne and even nasty skin infections – Erica Tempesta – Daily Mail UK

Science, publishing, and career

Gender pay inequality at UK Universities: It’s not just bad, it’s wrong – John Gill – Times Higher Education

Bik’s Picks

Yes, Mice Can Sing. And You Won’t Believe How Much They Sound Like Songbirds – Macrina Cooper-White – Huffington Post

Mars rover Curiosity spots strange, 2-tone veins on planet’s surface – Amina Khan – LA Times

Archaeologists uncover 330 year old “war camel” skeleton – David Demar – The American Register


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