May 29, 2015

General microbiome

Perspective: The trendy microbes – VK Viswanathan – Gut Microbes

Review: Use of the Microbiome in the Practice of Epidemiology: A Primer on -Omic Technologies – Betsy Foxman – American Journal of Epidemiology

Review: Biological warfare: Microorganisms as drivers of host–parasite interactions – Nolwenn M. Dheilly – Infection, Genetics and Evolution

Microbiome of pregnancy and birth

Bacterial communities in neonatal feces are similar to mothers’ placentae – X-D Dong – Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology

Human oral microbiome

Maturation of Oral Microbiota in Children with or without Dental Caries – Pernilla Lif Holgerson – PLOS ONE

Exploring the variation of oral microbiota in supragingival plaque during and after head-and-neck radiotherapy using pyrosequencing – Li Gao – Archives of Oral Biology

Human genital microbiome

Sensitive Detection of Thirteen Bacterial Vaginosis-Associated Agents Using Multiplex Polymerase Chain Reaction – Natália Malaguti – BioMed Research International

Human gut microbiome

Esophageal Microbiome in Eosinophilic Esophagitis – J. Kirk Harris – PLOS ONE

Pyrosequencing Analysis Reveals Changes in Intestinal Microbiota of Healthy Adults Who Received a Daily Dose of Immunomodulatory Probiotic Strains – Julio Plaza-Díaz – Nutrients

Fecal menaquinone profiles of overweight adults are associated with gut microbiota composition during a gut microbiota–targeted dietary intervention – J Philip Karl – American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Pouch Inflammation is Associated with a Decrease in Specific Bacterial Taxa – Leah Reshef – Gastroenterology

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

Acute cholecystitis associated with infection of Enterobacteriaceae from gut microbiota – Jianjun Liu – Clinical Microbiology and Infection

Letter to the Editor: Mediterranean diet: the missing link between gut microbiota and inflammatory diseases – M Bifulco – European Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Editorial: Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for Ulcerative Colitis: Not Just Yet – Ari M. Grinspan – Gastroenterology

Perspective: Rifaximin, gut microbes and mucosal inflammation: unraveling a complex relationship – Jun Gao – Gut Microbes

Review: Apples and Cardiovascular Health—Is the Gut Microbiota a Core Consideration? – Athanasios Koutsos  – Nutrients

Animal models of microbiome research

Exercise Is More Effective at Altering Gut Microbial Composition and Producing Stable Changes in Lean Mass in Juvenile versus Adult Male F344 Rats – Agnieszka Mika – PLOS ONE

Gut microbiota inhibit Asbt-dependent intestinal bile acid reabsorption via Gata4 – Carolien Out – Journal of Hepatology

Animal microbiome

RUMINANT NUTRITION SYMPOSIUM: The impact of the rumen microbiome on nutrition, health, and production – R.A. Kohn – Journal of Animal Science
How to use data on the rumen microbiome to improve our understanding of ruminant nutrition – J.L. Firkins – Journal of Animal Science

Production attributes of Merino sheep genetically divergent for wool growth are reflected in differing rumen microbiotas – I. De Barbieri – Livestock Science

The camel faecal metagenome under different systems of management: phylogenetic and gene-centric Approach – Suchitra S. Dande – Livestock Science

Microbiome structure of the fungid coral Ctenactis echinata aligns with environmental differences – Cornelia Roder – Molecular Ecology

Early life microbial colonization of the gut and intestinal development differ between genetically divergent broiler lines – Dirkjan Schokker – BMC Genomics

Soil microbiome

Biodegradation kinetic rates of diesel-contaminated sandy soil samples by two different microbial consortia – Alejandro Ledezma-Villanueva – Annals of Microbiology

Temperature sensitivity of soil bacterial community along contrasting warming gradient – Jinfeng Wu – Applied Soil Ecology

Water microbiome

Heavy metals and TPH effects on microbial abundance and diversity in two estuarine areas of the southern-central coast of São Paulo State, Brazil – Aline Bartelochi Pinto – Marine Pollution Bulletin

Food microbiology

Microbial food safety: Potential of DNA extraction methods for use in diagnostic metagenomics – Mathilde H. Josefsen – Journal of Microbiological Methods


Alarmingly high segregation frequencies of quinolone resistance alleles within human and animal microbiomes are not explained by direct clinical antibiotic exposure – Wesley Field – Genome Biology and Evolution


Ghost-tree: creating hybrid-gene phylogenetic trees for diversity analyses – Jennifer Fouquier – PeerJ PrePrints

Microbes in the news

The germ at the scene of the crime – Viviane Richter – Cosmos

Researchers combat bias in next-generation DNA sequencing – Eric Beidel –

Microbiome research heralds new era of medical diagnosis – Aaron Krumins – Extreme Tech

Community Microbiomes: Chatting Cat Scat with Kittybiome’s Holly Ganz – Scott Edmunds – BioMedCentral Blog

Pheromones produced by gut bacteria found to kill resistant variants of its own kind – Bob Yirka –

500 protesters chant in Santa Barbara as bacteria munch the oil spill – Chriss W. Street – Breitbart

Science, publishing, and career

Career Advice From an Oldish Not-Quite Geezer: You can’t count on your publications and awards to take care of you – Robert J. Sternberg – Chronicle



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