May 6, 2015

Human oral microbiome

The Impact of Various Time Intervals on the Supragingival Plaque Dynamic Core Microbiome – Wen-xin Jiang – PLOS ONE

Dental and Microbiological Risk Factors for Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia in Non-Ventilated Older Patients – Victoria C. Ewan – PLOS ONE

Human gut microbiome

Unraveling the Influence of Gut Microbes on the Mind – M.J. Friedrich – JAMA

Gut Microbiota and Colorectal Cancer – Yu Y.-N. – Gastrointestinal Tumors

Gut Microbiota and Hepatocellular Carcinoma – Tao X – Gastrointestinal Tumors

Editorial: Gut microbiota and inflammation in chronic kidney disease patients – Denise Mafra – Clinical Kidney Journal

Animal models

Chronic Trichuris muris Infection in C57BL/6 Mice Causes Significant Changes in Host Microbiota and Metabolome: Effects Reversed by Pathogen Clearance – Ashley Houlden – PLOS ONE

Animal microbiome

Bacterial Diversity Associated with Cinachyra cavernosa and Haliclona pigmentifera, Cohabiting Sponges in the Coral Reef Ecosystem of Gulf of Mannar, Southeast Coast of India – C. Jasmin – PLOS ONE

Plant microbiome

Shifts in Symbiotic Endophyte Communities of a Foundational Salt Marsh Grass following Oil Exposure from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill – Demetra Kandalepas – PLOS ONE

Endophytic and Epiphytic Microbes as “Sources” of Bioactive Agents – David J. Newman and Gordon M. Cragg – Frontiers in Chemistry

Review: Pivotal roles of phyllosphere microorganisms at the interface between plant functioning and atmospheric trace gas dynamics – Françoise Bringel – Frontiers in Microbiology

Soil and sediment microbiome

Metabolic Activity and Functional Diversity Changes in Sediment Prokaryotic Communities Organically Enriched with Mussel Biodeposits – Thomas Pollet – PLOS ONE

Impacts of dimethyl phthalate on the bacterial community and functions in black soils – Zhi-Gang Wang – Frontiers in Microbiology

Aquatic / Extremophile microbiome

Benthic microbial communities of coastal terrestrial and ice shelf Antarctic meltwater ponds – Stephen D. Archer – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbial food web components, bulk metabolism, and single-cell physiology of piconeuston in surface microlayers of high-altitude lakes – Hugo Sarmento – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbial communities of the Lemon Creek Glacier show subtle structural variation yet stable phylogenetic composition over space and time – Cody S. Sheik – Frontiers in Microbiology

Bioreactor microbiome

Bacterial Pathogens and Community Composition in Advanced Sewage Treatment Systems Revealed by Metagenomics Analysis Based on High-Throughput Sequencing – Xin Lu – PLOS ONE

Metagenomics, metabolomics, and bioinformatics

Expression of heterologous sigma factors enables functional screening of metagenomic and heterologous genomic libraries – Stefan M. Gaida – Nature Communications

TreeSeq, a Fast and Intuitive Tool for Analysis of Whole Genome and Metagenomic Sequence Data – Bastiaan Wintermans – PLOS ONE

Covariation is a poor measure of molecular coevolution – David Talavera – Molecular Biology and Evolution

Review: Data-driven integration of genome-scale regulatory and metabolic network models – Saheed Imam – Frontiers in Microbiology


Complex archaea that bridge the gap between prokaryotes and eukaryotes – Anja Spang – Nature

More microbiology papers

The passenger-associated transport repeat promotes virulence factor secretion efficiency and delineates a distinct autotransporter subtype – Matthew Thomas Doyle – Molecular Microbiology

Microbes and art

Intestine-inspired 3D printed fashion will hold glowing bacteria – Chris Baraniuk – New Scientist

Microbes in the news

Who are the bioaerosols in your neighborhood? Find out by entering a chamber … – Jonathan Eisen – MicroBEnet

Exploring bacterial genes: New technique helps uncover useful functions in microbial genomes – University of Delaware

Newly discovered ‘missing link’ shows how humans could evolve from single-celled organisms: A new microbe found a mile and a half below the Atlantic Ocean  – Rachel Feltman – The Washington Post

Treating a bacterial infection with bacteria lowers chances of recurrence – Meryl Lin McKean – Fox4kc

Toxic Gut Bacteria: New Treatment Could Prevent Repeat Infections – Rachael Rettner – Live Science

Researchers produce jet fuel compounds from fungus – Science Daily

Molecular Homing Beacon Redirects Human Antibodies to Fight Pathogenic Bacteria – Heather Buschman – UC San Diego

Bacteria research opens way for new antibiotics: common building block, called the Passenger-associated Transport Repeat (PATR) present in many pathogens – University of Adelaide

Science, publishing, and career

‘Living figures’ make their debut: Published chart integrates data from outside scientists – Dalmeet Singh Chawla – Nature

The trouble with reference rot: Computer scientists are trying to shore up broken links in the scholarly literature – Jeffrey M. Perkel – Nature

The retirement debate: Stay at the bench, or make way for the next generationWhen and how to exit research has become a charged issue in science – Megan Scudellari – Nature

Pint-sized DNA sequencer impresses first users: Portable device offers on-the-spot data to fight disease, catalogue species and more – Erika Check Hayden – Nature

Bik’s Picks

Recovering Sea Lions at Marine Center Deliberately Injured By Chlorine, Police Say – Avianne Tan – ABC News

People with Depression and Bipolar Disorder Feel Sadness Differently – Tanya Lewis – Live Science

Feasting on fruits may leave you craving for more – Silvia Fernandez – Pierce Pioneer News

Trouble Falling Asleep? Doctor Says This Trick Will Put You to Sleep in One Minute – Zachary Stieber – The Epoch Times


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