June 25, 2015

Vitamin B12 modulates skin microbiome transcription, viruses in fluvial systems, and a webserver for annotation of gut microbiome genes.

Human skin microbiome

Vitamin B12 modulates the transcriptome of the skin microbiota in acne pathogenesis – Dezhi Kang – Science Translational Medicine

Human oral microbiome

Review: Shaping the oral mycobiota: interactions of opportunistic fungi with oral bacteria and the host – H Xu – Current Opinion in Microbiology

Human gut microbiome

Virulence genes are a signature of the microbiome in the colorectal tumor microenvironment – Michael B. Burns – Genome Medicine

Randomised clinical trial: gut microbiome biomarkers are associated with clinical response to a low FODMAP diet in children with the irritable bowel syndrome – B. P. Chumpitazi – Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics

Review: Host-microbiome interactions in health and disease – Liam O’Mahony – Clinical Liver Disease


Review: Regulation of intestinal TH17 and Treg cells by gut microbiota – Takeshi Tanoue – Inflammation and Regeneration

Review: Gut microbial short-chain fatty acids in host defense and immune regulation – Hiroshi Ohno – Inflammation and Regeneration

Review: Gut Microbiota-derived Outer Membrane Vesicles: Under-recognized Major Players in Health and Disease? – Maurizio Muraca – Discovery Magazine

Review: The Interplay between the Microbiota and Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli – Reed Pifer – ASM Microbiology Spectrum

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

An in-depth analysis of actinobacterial communities shows their high diversity in grassland soils along a gradient of mixed heavy metal contamination – Tomáš Větrovský – Biology and Fertility of Soils

Review: Endophytic actinobacteria of medicinal plants: diversity and bioactivity – Patrycja Golinska – Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Differences in Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungal Community Composition in Soils of Three Land Use Types in Subtropical Hilly Area of Southern China – Caihuan Wang – PLOS ONE

Water microbiome

Long-term effects of the antibacterial agent triclosan on marine periphyton communities – K. Martin Eriksson – Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

Revealing the unexplored fungal communities in deep groundwater of crystalline bedrock fracture zones in Olkiluoto, Finland – Elina Sohlberg – Frontiers in Microbiology

Prevalence of tetracycline resistance genes among multi-drug resistant bacteria from selected water distribution systems in southwestern Nigeria – Ayodele. T. Adesoji – Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials

Functional gene pyrosequencing reveals core proteobacterial denitrifiers in boreal lakes
Jatta Saarenheimo – Frontiers in Microbiology

Review: Virus ecology of fluvial systems: a blank spot on the map? – Peter Peduzzi – Biological Reviews

Built Environment Microbiome

Microbially influenced corrosion communities associated with fuel-grade ethanol environments – Charles H. D. Williamson – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Metagenomics and bioinformatics

MetaQuery: a web server for rapid annotation and quantitative analysis of specific genes in the human gut microbiome – Stephen Nayfach – Bioinformatics

Review: Biotechnological applications of functional metagenomics in the food and pharmaceutical industries – Laura M. Coughlan – Frontiers in Microbiology


Label-free NIR-SERS discrimination and detection of foodborne bacteria by in situ synthesis of Ag colloids – Longyan Chen – Journal of Nanobiotechnology

Microbes in the news

How To Prevent Acne: Vitamin B12, Found In Meat And Dairy, Alters Bacteria And Leads To Pimples – Susan Scutti – Medical Daily

When Gut Bacteria Changes Brain Function: Some researchers believe that the microbiome may play a role in regulating how people think and feel – David Kohn – The Atlantic

Klaus Nielsen, scientist who tried to smuggle contagious bacteria, begins sentencing hearing – CBC News

Squares, triangles, circles: regardless of their form, bacteria can figure out where to split – TU Delft / Kavli Foundation


Students Find, Name Bacteriophages in Massive Team Project – Illinois Wesleyan University


Shocking images reveal how a Glastonbury wristband could ‘harbour 20 TIMES more bacteria than clothes’ – Daily Mail

BlackBerry Ltd May Have Plans To Develop Bacteria-Free Phones – Aman Jain – Value Walk



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