April 14, 2015

Human oral microbiome

Bacteriophage and their potential roles in the human oral cavity – Anna Edlund – Journal of Oral Microbiology

A Potential Biofilm Metabolite Signature for Caries Activity – A Pilot Clinical Study
Zandona F – Metabolomics

Human gut microbiome

Functional Dynamics of the Gut Microbiome in Elderly People during Probiotic Consumption – Emiley A. Eloe-Fadrosh – mBio

Siblings of patients with Crohn’s disease exhibit a biologically relevant dysbiosis in mucosal microbial metacommunities – Charlotte Hedin – Gut

Effect of iron supplementation with or without vitamin E (VE) on gut microbiome (MB) in iron deficient (ID) infants and toddlers – Minghua Tang – The FASEB Journal

Molecular assessment of differences in the duodenal microbiome in subjects with irritable bowel syndrome – Evangelos Giamarellos-Bourboulis – Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology

Review: Viruses, Other Pathogenic Microorganisms and Esophageal Cancer – Xu W. – Gastrointestinal Tumors

Human genital tract microbiome

True love: Complementary seminovaginal microbiome in couples – Reet Mändar – Research in Microbiology

Metabolic Signatures of Bacterial Vaginosis – Sujatha Srinivasan – mBio

Pregnancy and birth microbiome

Low birthweight, gestational age, need for surgical intervention and gram-negative bacteraemia predict intestinal failure following necrotising enterocolitis – Anders Elfvin – Acta Paediatrica

Animal models of microbiome research

Gut microbiota depletion from early adolescence in mice: Implications for brain and behaviour – Lieve Desbonnet – Brain, Behavior, and Immunity

Animal microbiome

Dog: Draft Genome Sequences of 26 Porphyromonas Strains Isolated from the Canine Oral Microbiome – David A. Coil – Genome Announcements

Ragworm: Polychaete burrows harbour distinct microbial communities in oil-contaminated coastal sediments – Joe D Taylor and Michael Cunliffe – Environmental Microbiology Reports

Just dropping by (Aphids): Do Bacterial Symbionts Govern Aphid’s Dropping Behavior? – Omer Lavy – Environmental Entomology

Review (corals): Nitrogen cycling in corals: the key to understanding holobiont functioning? – Nils Rädecker – Trends in Microbiology

Plant and soil microbiome

Below-ground abiotic and biotic heterogeneity shapes above-ground infection outcomes and spatial divergence in a host–parasite interaction – Ayco J. M. Tack – New Phytologist

A pyrosequencing insight into sprawling bacterial diversity and community dynamics in decaying deadwood logs of Fagus sylvatica and Picea abies – Björn Hoppe – Scientific Reports

Effect of crop management and sample year on abundance of soil bacterial communities in organic and conventional cropping systems – Caroline H. Orr – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Phylogenetic community ecology of soil biodiversity using mitochondrial metagenomics – Carmelo Andújar – Molecular Ecology

Soil treatment-induced differential gene expression in tomato: Relationships between defense gene expression and soil microbial community composition – Shawn T. Lucas – Applied Soil Ecology

Diversity and characterization of Cd-tolerant dark septate endophytes (DSEs) associated with the roots of Nepal alder (Alnus nepalensis) in a metal mine tailing of southwest China – Runbing Xu – Applied Soil Ecology

Plant traits related to nitrogen uptake influence plant-microbe competition – Delphine Moreau – Ecology

Soil microbial functionality in response to dairy sewage sludge and mineral fertilisers application under winter rape – K. Oszust – International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology

Water microbiome

Dynamic succession of groundwater functional microbial communities in response to emulsified vegetable oil amendment during sustained in situ U(VI) reduction – Ping Zhang – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Distribution of PAHs and the PAH-degrading bacteria in the deep-sea sediments of the high-latitude Arctic Ocean – C. Dong – Biogeosciences

Sulfate-reducing bacterial communities in the water column of the Gdansk Deep (Baltic Sea) – V. A. Korneeva – Microbiology

Bioreactor microbiology

Rare taxa have potential to make metabolic contributions in enhanced biological phosphorus removal ecosystems – Christopher E. Lawson – Environmental Microbiology

Extremophile microbiome

Archaeal Viruses Multiply: Temporal Screening in a Solar Saltern – Nina S. Atanasova – Viruses

Review: 40 Years of archaeal virology: Expanding viral diversity – Jamie C. Snyder – Virology

Methane Yield Database: Online Infrastructure and Bioresource for Methane Yield Data and Related Metadata – Boštjan Murovec – Bioresource Technology

Call for papers: BIODESERT: Exploring and Exploiting the Microbial Resource of Hot and Cold Deserts – Hindawi BioMed Research International

Metagenomics and metabolomics

Reconstructing Rare Soil Microbial Genomes using in situ Enrichments and Metagenomics – Tom O. Delmont – Frontiers in Microbiology

Characterization and Detection of a Widely Distributed Gene Cluster That Predicts Anaerobic Choline Utilization by Human Gut Bacteria – Ana Martínez-del Campo – mBio

Metabolic Signatures of Bacterial Vaginosis – Sujatha Srinivasan – mBio

Review: Prokaryotic functional gene diversity in the sunlit ocean: Stumbling in the dark
Isabel Ferrera – Current Opinion in Microbiology

Techniques

Specific amplification of bacterial DNA by optimized so-called universal bacterial primers in samples rich of plant DNA – Samart Dorn-In – Journal of Microbiological Methods

More microbiology papers

Bacterial Raincoats: Interfacial self-assembly of a bacterial hydrophobin – Keith M. Bromley – PNAS USA

A New Synthesis for Dual Use Research of Concern – Michael J. Imperiale, Arturo Casadevall – PLOS Biology

Microbes in the news

Here’s Your New Science-Backed Reason to Eat More Cheese Your good bacteria love stinky fromage as much as you do – Mandy Oaklander – Time

Making a microbe subway map – Bethany Brookshire – Student Science

Video: Can gut bacteria help us live longer? – Simin Nikbin Meydani – Tufts University

Bacterial raincoat discovery paves way to better crop protection – Phys.org

CRISPR Shows How A Bacterial Cell Can Recognize Its Own DNA – Science 2.0

Spotlight on the Banfield labLonger DNA fragments reveal rare species diversity  – TANN – Archaeology News Network

Submission for the ASM Global Video Challenge 2015: Bacterial Friends Within You – YouTube

Spread of bacteria an issue in doctors’ white coat debate – Murray Feingold – Standard Speaker

Science, publishing, and career

How should journalists cover quacks like Dr. Oz or the Food Babe? – Julia Belluz – Vox

Great news: National hiring experiments reveal 2:1 faculty preference for women on STEM tenure track – Wendy M. Williams and Stephen J. Ceci – PNAS USA

Bik’s Picks

Four Corners Methane ‘Hot Spot’: NASA Joins Team Of Scientists Attempting To Pinpoint Source Of Gas – Avaneesh Pandey – International Business Times

Natural Selection May Help Account for Dutch Height Advantage – Carl Zimmer – New York Times

This Doughnut In Space Went Where No Breakfast Pastry Has Been Before – Cameron Keady – Huffington Post
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