May 4, 2015

Grant opportunities

Newborn and Infant Gut Health – Application deadline : May 13, 2015 – Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


Free Webinar: The Human Microbiome: Beyond the Gut – May 5, 2:30 pm ET – The Scientist

General microbiome

Review: Sequencing and beyond: integrating molecular ‘omics’ for microbial community profiling – Eric A. Franzosa – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Reproductive Parasitism: Maternally Inherited Symbionts in a Biparental World
Gregory D.D. Hurst and Crystal L. Frost – Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology

Human oral microbiome

Editorial: Defining functional signatures of dysbiosis in periodontitis progression
Gary P Wang – Genome Medicine
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Functional signatures of oral dysbiosis during periodontitis progression revealed by microbial metatranscriptome analysis – Susan Yost – Genome Medicine

Human gut microbiome

Intestinal dysbiosis in children with short bowel syndrome is associated with impaired outcome – Helene Engstrand Lilja – Microbiome

Intestinal Microbiota Signatures Associated With Histological Liver Steatosis in Pediatric-Onset Intestinal Failure – Katri Korpela – Journal of Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition

Differences of the Fecal Microflora With Clostridium difficile Therapies – Thomas J. Louie – Clinical Infectious Diseases

Review: The human gut resistome – Willem van Schaik – Philosophical Transactions B

Animal models

The intestinal microbiota influences Campylobacter jejuni colonization and extra-intestinal dissemination in mice – Jason L. O’Loughlin – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Animal microbiome

Fish: Selection in the host structures the microbiota associated with developing cod larvae (Gadus morhua) – Ingrid Bakke – Environental Microbiology

Plant and soil microbiome

Crustose coralline algal species host distinct bacterial assemblages on their surfaces – Jennifer M Sneed – The ISME Journal

Influence of plant communities and soil properties during natural vegetation restoration on arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities in a karst region – Yueming Liang – Ecological Engineering

Contrasting spatial patterns and ecological attributes of soil bacterial and archaeal taxa across a landscape – Florentin Constancias – Microbiology Open

Predictable communities of soil bacteria in relation to nutrient concentration and successional stage, in a laboratory culture experiment – Woojin Song – Environmental Microbiology

Water microbiome

Accumulation of Clinically Relevant Antibiotic Resistant Genes, Bacterial load and Metals from a Freshwater Lake Sediments in Central Europe – Naresh Devarajan – Environmental Science & Technology

Effects of Heavy Metal and Nutrients on Benthic Microbial Communities in Freshwater Sediment of Poyang Lake (China) – Cho Yu – Journal of Residuals Science & Technology

Review: Stream microbial diversity responds to environmental changes: Review and synthesis of existing research – Lydia Zeglin – Frontiers in Microbiology

Built environment microbiome

Indoor air bacterial communities in Hong Kong households assemble independently of occupant skin microbiomes – David Wilkins – Environmental Microbiology

Bioreactor microbiology

Bacterial community structure in treated sewage sludge with mesophilic and thermophilic anaerobic digestion – Hana Stiborova – Folia Microbiologica

Performance and microbial community dynamics in bioaugmented aerated filter reactor treating with coking wastewater – Shengnan Shi – Bioresource Technology

Phages and viruses

My life with Mu – Ariane Toussaint – Bacteriophage


Fungal artificial chromosomes for mining of the fungal secondary metabolome – Jin Woo Bok – BMC Genomics

Review: The Human Mycobiome – Patrick C. Seed – Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine

Antibiotic resistance

Antibiotic resistance genes in the environment: prioritizing risks – Johan Bengtsson-Palme & D. G. Joakim Larsson – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Review: The human gut resistome – Willem van Schaik – Philosophical Transactions B


Under-detection of endospore-forming Firmicutes in metagenomic data – Sevasti Filippidou – Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal

Microbes in the news

Each Vineyard Has a Unique Microbiome – University of Chicago – The Epoch Times

Viruses: You’ve heard the bad; here’s the good – American Society for Microbiology – Science Daily

Silver turns bacteria into deadly zombies – Emily Conover – Science Magazine

Rare plague outbreak in Colorado linked to pit bull, CDC says – CNN Wire

Science, publishing, and career

A time limit on postdoctoral contracts: The French experience – Elisabeth Pain – Science Careers

Follow the Funding – Bob Grant – The Scientist

Women Scientists Share Their Awful Stories Of Sexism In Publishing – Cat Ferguson – BuzzFeed Science

Science and art

The Microbiome Votes: I mixed my microbiome with the candidates and asked them to vote – Exploring the Invisible

Bik’s Picks

Horribly bleak study sees ‘empty landscape’ as large herbivores vanish at startling rate – Fred Barbash and Justin Wm. Moyer – Washington Post

Here’s How Coffee Cups in Space Could Help Save Lives on Earth – Helen Regan – Time

Why Hawaiians are protesting construction of the world’s second-largest telescope – Joseph Stromberg –



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