June 26, 2015

Antibiotic resistance genes in stool from 3 twin pairs, oasis microbiome helps date palms cope with drought, and mother’s littlest helpers.

General microbiome

Triclosan and prescription antibiotic exposures and enterolactone production in adults – Margaret A. Adgent – Environmental Research

Pregnancy and birth microbiome

Gut resistome development in healthy twin pairs in the first year of life – Aimee M. Moore – Microbiome

Center Variation in Intestinal Microbiota Prior to Late-Onset Sepsis in Preterm Infants – Diana H. Taft – PLOS ONE

Editorial: Mother’s littlest helpers – Katie Hinde – Science

Human skin microbiome

Identification of the skin virome in a boy with widespread human papillomavirus-2-positive warts that completely regressed after administration of tetravalent human papillomavirus vaccine – M.M. Landini – British Journal of Dermatology

Use of 16S rRNA sequencing and quantitative PCR to correlate venous leg ulcer bacterial bioburden dynamics with wound expansion, antibiotic therapy, and healing – Daniel D. Sprockett – Wound Repair and Regeneration

Human gut microbiome

Editorial: Go with your gut: microbiota meet microglia – Kira Irving Mosher – Nature Neuroscience

Review: Metabolism of Chinese Materia Medica in Gut Microbiota and Its Biological Effects – Yan Wang – Chinese Herbal Medicines

Animal models of microbiome research

The role of beneficial bacteria wall elasticity in regulating innate immune response – Viktoria V. Мokrozub – The EPMA Journal

Exposure to soil, house dust and decaying plants increases gut microbial diversity and decreases serum immunoglobulin E levels in BALB/c mice – Dongrui Zhou – Environmental Microbiology

Animal microbiome

The gill microbiota of invasive and indigenous Spondylus oysters from the Mediterranean Sea and northern Red Sea – Yahala Rina Roterman – Environmental Microbiology Reports

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Exercising influence: distinct biotic interactions shape root microbiomes – Sarah Stuart Sloan, Sarah L Lebeis – Current Opinion in Plant Biology

Oasis Desert Farming Selects Environment-Specific Date Palm Root Endophytic Communities and Cultivable Bacteria that Promote Resistance to Drought – Hanene Cherif – Environmental Microbiology Reports

Comprehensive sampling of an isolated dune system demonstrates clear patterns in soil fungal communities across a successional gradient – Alice Roy-Bolduc – Environmental Microbiology Reports

Metagenomic analyses reveal no differences in genes involved in cellulose degradation under different tillage treatments – Maria de Vries – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Water microbiome

Viral activities and life-cycles in deep subseafloor sediment – Tim Engelhardt – Environmental Microbiology Reports

Waterborne Viruses: A Barrier to Safe Drinking Water – Aimee M. Gall – PLOS Pathogens

Bacterial biogeography in the coastal waters of northern Zhejiang, East China Sea is highly controlled by spatially structured environmental gradients – Kai Wang – Environmental Microbiology

Distribution patterns of bacterioplankton in the oligotrophic south-eastern Mediterranean Sea – Sabine Keuter – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Mathematical Model of Dynamic Behavior of Microbial Desalination Cells for Simultaneous Wastewater Treatment and Water Desalination – Qingyun Ping – Environmental Science & Technology

Extremophile microbiome

Review: The changing form of Antarctic biodiversity – Steven L. Chown – Nature

Painting microbiome

Amid the possible causes of a very famous foxing: molecular and microscopic insight into Leonardo da Vinci’s self-portrait – Guadalupe Piñar – Environmental Microbiology Reports

Food microbiology

Empirical Model based on Weibull Distribution describing the Destruction Kinetics of Natural Microbiota in Pineapple (Ananas comosus L.) Puree during High-Pressure Processing – Snehasis Chakraborty – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Metabolic networks

Metabolic network modeling of microbial communities – Matthew B. Biggs – Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Systems Biology and Medicine

Microbes in the news

Metropolitan Metagenomics: Mapping the Urban Genome – Catherine Potenski – BioMedCentral Blog

The Problem With David Perlmutter, the Grain Brain Doctor – Alan Levinovitz – NY Magazine

Oregon State University researcher Kathy Magnusson probes the rodent gut – Diane Dietz – Register Guard

Breast Milk Studies May Lead to Better Probiotics, Baby Formula – Tia Ghose – Live Science

Volunteers sweat for science at NC Museum of Natural Sciences – Rose Rimler – News Observer

Fermented Foods Including Yogurt And Sauerkraut May Help Calm Social Anxiety – John McQuaid – Forbes

You May Be on a Paleo Diet, but Is Your Microbiome? How a meat–centric diet can starve your gut bacteria – Erica Sonnenburg – Psychology Today

Team Effort – XKCD comics

Raise a glass to the Black Death: The ravages of the plague led directly to the creation of the pub, historian claims – Hannah Furness – The Telegraph

Should you eat your baby’s placenta? – Laura Sanders – Science News

Science, publishing, and career

Self-correction in science at work: protecting the integrity of science – Bruce Alberts – Science

Introducing “Research Matters” – Grant McFadden – PLOS Pathogens

Practical policies can combat gender inequality – Douglas Hilton – Nature

Bik’s Picks

Crossbreeding Could Help Coral Survive Warming Waters – Sindya N. Bhanoo – New York Times

Home-brewed heroin is near after scientists nail down poppy morphine gene – Rachel Feltman – Washington Post

New rapid diagnostic test detects Ebola virus in minutes – IBN Live

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