Another June 1, 2015

Here’s the second update of today, completing the backlog because of my travels. 

Human skin microbiome

The Cutaneous Microbiome in Outpatients Presenting With Acute Skin Abscesses – James M. Horton – Journal of Infectious Diseases

Book chapter: Skin Microbiota and Attractiveness to Mosquitoes – Niels O. Verhulst, Willem Takken – Encyclopedia of Metagenomics

Human gut microbiome

High prevalence of cannabis use among Aka foragers of the Congo Basin and its possible relationship to helminthiasis – Casey J. Roulette – American Journal of Human Biology

Hospitalization Type Predicts Risk of Subsequent Severe Sepsis – Hallie C Prescott – American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

Review: Harnessing the Microbiome to Enhance Cancer Immunotherapy – Michelle H. Nelson – Journal of Immunology Research

Review: The functional impact of the intestinal microbiome on mucosal immunity and systemic autoimmunity – Randy S. Longman – Current Opinion in Rheumatology

Review: The intestinal microbiome in spondyloarthritis – Tejpal Gill – Current Opinion in Rheumatology

Microbiome models

Thesis: Alterations in the Fecal Microbiome of Healthy Horses in Response to Antibiotic Treatment – Rachel Sarah Liepman – Ohio State University

Thesis: Effects of Maternal Dietary Yeast Supplementation on Foal Growth and Microbial
Diversity of the Hindgut in Quarter Horse Mares and Their Offspring – Elizabeth Rebecca Share – Ohio State University

Soil, plant root, and rock microbiome

Fungal invasion of the rhizosphere microbiome – Emilie Chapelle – ISME Journal

Shifts in the phylogenetic structure of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in response to experimental nitrogen and carbon dioxide additions – Rebecca C. Mueller – Oecologia

Archean (3.33 Ga) microbe-sediment systems were diverse and flourished in a hydrothermal context – Frances Westall – Geology

Crop rotational diversity enhances belowground communities and functions in an agroecosystem – L. K. Tiemann – Ecology Letters

Evaluation of culture-based techniques and 454 pyrosequencing for the analysis of fungal diversity in potting media and organic fertilizers – Abdullah M. Al-Sadi – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Water microbiome

Aquifer community structure in dependence of lithostratigraphy in groundwater – Andrea Beyer – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Microbial diversity in the deep-sea sediments of Iheya North and Iheya Ridge, Okinawa Trough – Jian Zhang – Microbiological Research

Urbanisation and earthquake disturbance influence microbial nutrient limitation in streams – Emma R. Moffett – Freshwater Biology

On the use of the serial dilution culture method to enumerate viable phytoplankton in natural communities of plankton subjected to ballast water treatment – John J. Cullen, Hugh L. MacIntyre – Journal of Applied Phycology

Unravelling core microbial metabolisms in the hypersaline microbial mats of Shark Bay using high-throughput metagenomics – Rendy Ruvindy – ISME Journal

Carbon export efficiency and phytoplankton community composition in the Atlantic sector of the Arctic Ocean – Frédéric A. C. Le Moigne – Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans

Extremophile microbiome

Photoadaptation to the polar night by phytoplankton in a permanently ice-covered Antarctic lake – Morgan-Kiss R. M.- Limnology and Oceanography

Biodegradation: Updating the concepts of control for microbial clean-up in contaminated aquifers – Rainer Udo Meckenstock – Environmental Science & Technology

Bioreactor microbiome

Multi-system Nernst–Michaelis–Menten model applied to bioanodes formed from sewage sludge – Mickaël Rimboud – Bioresource Technology

Community shifts in a well-operating agricultural biogas plant: how process variations are handled by the microbiome – Susanne Theuerl – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Review: Tolerance engineering in bacteria for the production of advanced biofuels and chemicals – Aindrila Mukhopadhyay – Trends in Microbiology

Viruses and phages

When Competing Viruses Unify: Evolution, Conservation, and Plasticity of Genetic Identities – Luis P. Villarreal, Guenther Witzany – Journal of Molecular Evolution

Metagenomics and bioinformatics

Large-scale Machine Learning for Metagenomics Sequence Classification – Kévin Vervier – ArXiv

Review: Metagenomics as a tool for the investigation of uncultured microorganisms – N. V. Ravin – Russian Journal of Genetics

Metabolomics

Metabolic dynamics analysis by massive data integration: application to tsunami-affected field soils in Japan – Tatsuki Ogura – ACS Chemical Biology

Review: Defining the Metabolome: Size, Flux, and Regulation – Nicola Zamboni – Molecular Cell

Techniques

Review: High-Throughput Sequencing Technologies – Jason A. Reuter – Molecular Cell

Microbes in the news

One Week Change In My Microbiome – Richard Sprague – uBiome blog

Unconscious use of ‘medical marijuana? ‘ Hunter-gatherer cannabis use linked to fewer internal parasites – Science Daily

Touchy Feely: Physical contact helps determine who’s present among baboons’ gut bacteria – Kerry Grens – The Scientist

Mysteries of cat, human health revealed through microbiome – Meredith Knight – Genetic Literacy Project

Gut check: Does a hospital stay set patients up for sepsis by disrupting the body’s microbiome? – Kara Gavin – University of Michigan

Immunotherapy: Target the Gut in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis – Linda G. Hughes – HCP Live

Q&A With Pavan Bhargava of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine: Studying the Microbiome in Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis – Adam Hochron – HCP Live

Contact Lenses Can Change the Ocular Microbiome – Amanda B. Keener – The Scientist

Microbiome and money

Synthetic Biologics to Host Microbiome Analyst & Investor Meeting – Market Watch

Science, publishing, and career

Scientists Who Cheat – The Editorial Board – New York Times

Michael LaCour Probably Fabricated a Document About Research Integrity – Jesse Singal – New York Magazine

Bik’s Picks

What’s Old Is New Again: Revolutionary new methods for extracting, purifying, and sequencing ever-more-ancient DNA have opened an unprecedented window into the history of life on Earth – Bob Grant – The Scientist

See The Tiny Origami Robot That’s Going Viral — Folds Itself, Walks, Swims, And Dissolves [Video] – Inquisitr

Quick to laugh or smile? It may be in your genes – Science Daily

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