April 22, 2015

Happy Earth Day! Today, I screened 371 papers for you from ISME Journal, Nature, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, PLOS ONE, and others. Here is what I found:

Human oral microbiome

Quorum-Sensing Dysbiotic Shifts in the HIV-Infected Oral Metabiome – Robert E. Brown – PLOS ONE

Full mouth periodontal debridement with or without adjunctive metronidazole gel in smoking patients with chronic periodontitis: A pilot study – C. C. Bergamaschi – Journal of Periodontal Research

Human respiratory microbiome

Changes in Cystic Fibrosis Airway Microbial Community Associated with a Severe Decline in Lung Function – Patrizia Paganin – PLOS ONE

Bacteriological Assessment of Healthcare-Associated Pneumonia Using a Clone Library Analysis – Shingo Noguchi – PLOS ONE

Human gut microbiome

Sex, Body Mass Index, and Dietary Fiber Intake Influence the Human Gut Microbiome – Christine Dominianni – PLOS ONE

Editorial: Gut Bacteria Combined With Poor Diet May Promote Childhood Malnutrition – M. J. Friedrich – JAMA

Animal models of microbiome research

Effects of dietary supplementation of selenium-enriched probiotics on production performance and intestinal microbiota of weanling piglets raised under high ambient temperature – C. H. Lv – Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition

Phylogenetic and Functional Alterations in Bacterial Community Compositions in Broiler Ceca as a Result of Mannan Oligosaccharide Supplementation – A. Corrigan – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Animal microbiome

Taxonomic Identification of Ruminal Epithelial Bacterial Diversity during Rumen Development in Goats – Jinzhen Jiao – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Shifts in Bacterial Communities of Eggshells and Antimicrobial Activities in Eggs during Incubation in a Ground-Nesting Passerine – Stéphanie Grizard – PLOS ONE

Plant microbiome

Fungi on leaves: Host genotype is an important determinant of the cereal phyllosphere mycobiome – Rumakanta Sapkota – New Phytologist

Soil and plant soil microbiome

Continental-scale distributions of dust-associated bacteria and fungi – Albert Barberán – PNAS USA

Missing forests: Soil microbiome responses to the short-term effects of Amazonian deforestation – Acacio A. Navarrete – Molecular Ecology

Distinct soil microbial diversity under long-term organic and conventional farming – Martin Hartmann – The ISME Journal

Genomic signature of selective sweeps illuminates adaptation of Medicago truncatula to root-associated microorganisms – Maxime Bonhomme – Molecular Biology and Evolution

Differential Assemblage of Functional Units in Paddy Soil Microbiomes – Yongkyu Kim – PLOS ONE

The Effect of Biochar and Its Interaction with the Earthworm Pontoscolex corethrurus on Soil Microbial Community Structure in Tropical Soils – Jorge Paz-Ferreiro – PLOS ONE

Water microbiome

Species Richness and Adaptation of Marine Fungi from Deep-Subseafloor Sediments – Vanessa Rédou – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Environmental metabarcoding reveals heterogeneous drivers of microbial eukaryote diversity in contrasting estuarine ecosystems – Delphine Lallias – The ISME Journal

Food microbiology

Spoiler alert: Origin and ecological selection of core and food-specific bacterial communities associated with meat and seafood spoilage – Stéphane Chaillou – ISME Journal


“You produce while I clean up,” a strategy revealed by exoproteomics during Synechococcus–Roseobacter interactions – Joseph A. Christie-Oleza – Proteomics

Microbes in the news

How Modern Life Depletes Our Gut Microbes – Michaeleen Doucleff – NPR Goats and Soda

Great longread: Forensic science: The soil sleuth – Forensic geologist Lorna Dawson helps convict criminals using the dirt from their shoes – Chelsea Wald – Nature

A Microbiome Three-Conference Summary – Kristina Campbell – The Intestinal Gardener

University brews up artificial kopi luwak coffee with even more flavor using civet microbiome – Katherine Wei – China Post

Science, publishing, and career

The postdoc series: What comes next? A postdoc sets you up for a variety of careers, including academia, editing, working in industry, core laboratories and more – Julie Gould – Nature Jobs

Is it fair to evaluate Ph.D. students based on their personalities? Fallout from a gutless adviser – Alice Huang – Science

Minority Ph.D. students: Where do they go? – Beryl Lieff Benderly – Science

Bibliometrics: The Leiden Manifesto for research metrics – Diana Hicks – Nature

Rita Colwell: Women in science still battle bias – Mike McInally – Mid-Valley Health

Bik’s Picks

The genome of cultivated sweet potato contains Agrobacterium T-DNAs with expressed genes: An example of a naturally transgenic food crop – Tina Kyndt – PNAS

How exactly do mosquitoes track us down – and what makes humans their meal of choice? – Biodetectives

Construction workers in China accidentally unearth dinosaur eggs – Sean O’Kane – The Verge


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