May 28, 2015

Catching up after a couple of days in Paris…

General microbiome

Metagenomics meets time series analysis: unraveling microbial community dynamics – Karoline Faust – Current Opinion in Microbiology

What’s Bugging you and your Diet? – Bryn L Yeomans and Nicholas T Bello – Journal of Food and Nutritional Disorders

Pregnancy and birth microbiome

Comparison of Bacterial Composition in Blood and Placentas Using Conventional and Molecular Methods – Tingtao Chen – Clinical Microbiology: Open Access

Gut microbiome composition is associated with temperament during early childhood – Lisa M. Christian – Brain, Behavior, and Immunity

Human genital microbiome

Cervical Microbiota in Women with Preterm Prelabor Rupture of Membranes – Marian Kacerovsky – PLOS ONE

Re: The vaginal microbiome, vaginal anti-microbial defence mechanisms and the clinical challenge of reducing infection-related preterm birth – C Griffin – BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Author’s reply re: The vaginal microbiome, vaginal anti-microbial defence mechanisms and the clinical challenge of reducing infection-related preterm birth – SS Witkin – BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Human gut microbiome

Human seroreactivity to gut microbiota antigens – Benjamin S. Christmann – Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Models of microbiome research

A Role for Gut Microbiota and the Metabolite-Sensing Receptor GPR43 in a Murine Model of Gout – Angélica T. Vieira – Arthritis & Rheumatology

Tumor Grafting Induces Changes of Gut Microbiota in Athymic Nude Mice in the Presence and Absence of Medicinal Gynostemma Saponins – Lei Chen – PLOS ONE

Dynamic vaginal microbiota in pigtail macaques is associated with menstrual cycle and inflammation (MUC9P.753) – Nichole Klatt – The Journal of Immunology

Animal microbiome

Pyrosequencing Characterization of the Microbiota from Atlantic Intertidal Marine Sponges Reveals High Microbial Diversity and the Lack of Co-Occurrence Patterns – Anoop Alex – PLOS ONE

Characterization of the Bacterial Microflora on the Skin of Boreal toads, Anaxyrus (Bufo) boreas boreas, and Columbia Spotted Frogs, Rana luteiventris, in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming USA – A.M. Hillis – International Journal of Microbiology Research

Soil microbiome

Niche and metabolic principles explain patterns of diversity and distribution: theory and a case study with soil bacterial communities – Jordan G. Okie – The Royal Society – Proceedings B

Book: The Soils of Antarctica – James G. Bockheim

Thesis: Role of Viruses Infecting Bacteria in Subsurface Sediments and Groundwater – Donald Pan – University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Water microbiome

Interaction and signalling between a cosmopolitan phytoplankton and associated bacteria – S. A. Amin – Nature

Towards a better quantitative assessment of the relevance of deep-sea viruses, Bacteria and Archaea in the functioning of the ocean seafloor – R. Danovaro – Aquatic Microbial Ecology

Bioreactor microbiome

Ecological Media Reveal Community Structure Shifts in a Municipal Wastewater Treatment Train – Bergmann RC – Bioremediation & Biodegradation

Extremophile microbiome

Deep-sea hydrothermal vent bacteria related to human pathogenic Vibrio species – Nur A. Hassan – PNAS

Book: The Soils of Antarctica – James G. Bockheim

Techniques

New Perspectives on Microbial Community Distortion after Whole-Genome Amplification – Alexander J. Probst – PLOS ONE

Human Bacterial and Fungal Amplicon Collection and Processing for Sequencing – Julia Oh – Bio-Protocol

Deconstructing the Polymerase Chain Reaction: Understanding and Correcting Bias Associated with Primer Degeneracies and Primer-Template Mismatches – Stefan J. Green – PLOS ONE

Microbial Ecology

Community quorum sensing signalling and quenching: microbial granular biofilm assembly – Chuan Hao Tan – NPJ Biofilms and Microbiomes

Theoretical analysis of the cost of antagonistic activity for aquatic bacteria in oligotrophic environments – Eneas Aguirre-von-Wobeser – Frontiers in Microbiology

More microbiology

Instrumentation: The mystery of the microscope in mud – Brian J. Ford – Nature

Antibiotic alternatives rev up bacterial arms race: From predatory microbes to toxic metals, nature is inspiring new ways to treat infections – Sara Reardon – Nature

Bioinformatics and Metagenomics

obitools: a unix-inspired software package for DNA metabarcoding – Frédéric Boyer – Molecular Ecology Resources

GenoLIB: a database of biological parts derived from a library of common plasmid features – Neil R. Adames – Nucleic Acids Research

PhD Thesis: Scalable Parallel Methods for Analyzing Metagenomics Data at Extreme Scale – Jeffrey A. Daily – Washington State University

Book Chapter: Lessons Learned from Simulated Metagenomic Datasets – Germán Bonilla-Rosso – Encyclopedia of Metagenomics

Review: Discovery of new protein families and functions: new challenges in functional metagenomics for biotechnologies and microbial ecology – Lisa Ufarté – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbes in the news

The microbial world at our feet – Richard Burn – Society for General Microbiology

‘Bacteria Whisperer’ Bonnie Bassler reveals the secret lives of bacteria in Vancouver – CBC News

Google Ventures: These eight life sciences techs are the most promising – and worthy of investment – Meghana Keshavan – MedCityNews

Fast food versus the African diet, the bacteria battle waged in your gut – Carina Storrs – CNN

Toddler temperament could be influenced by different types of gut bacteria – Science Daily

Is Your Nervous System Being Hacked by Bacteria in Your Gut? – Gaia Vince – Gizmodo

Bacteria appears to help bats fight deadly white-nose syndrome – Mary Beth Griggs – Popular Science

Invisible helpers of the sea: Marine bacteria boost growth of tiny ocean algae – Phys.org

Some like it hot: Extremophile bacteria could be key to solving nuclear problems – Seaes Manchester

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