June 30, 2015

Metabolomics and gut colonization of gnotobiotic mice, metabolomics of mice treated with antibiotics, inter-individual and temporal variation in human oral microbiotas, and several papers on microbes in agricultural-use soil.


Free Cell Press webinar on Microbiome, Antibiotics and Human Disease: July 28th – Cell Press

Microbiome of pregnancy and birth

Book chapter: The Effect of Diet and Probiotics on the Human Gut Microbiome – Lorenzo Morelli – Metabolic Syndrome and Complications of Pregnancy

Human oral microbiome

Inter-Individual Differences in the Oral Bacteriome Are Greater than Intra-Day Fluctuations in Individuals – Yukuto Sato – PLOS ONE

Oral microflora of supragingival and subgingival biofilms in Algerian healthy adults – Sara Ziouani – African Journal of Microbiology Research

Human respiratory microbiome

Airway bacteria and respiratory symptoms are common in ambulatory HIV-positive UK adults – Camus Nimmo – European Respiratory Journal

Oral application of lactic acid bacteria following treatment with antibiotics inhibits allergic airway inflammation – Qiuxiang Zhang – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Human vaginal microbiome

Soluble Immune Mediators and Vaginal Bacteria Impact Innate Genital Mucosal Antimicrobial Activity in Young Women – Rebecca Pellett Madan – American Journal of Reproductive Immunology

Human gut microbiome

Fetal programming of overweight through the microbiome: boys are disproportionately affected – A. L. Kozyrskyj – Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease

Impact of fluoroquinolones on human microbiota. Focus on the emergence of antibiotic resistance – Victoire de Lastours – Future Microbiology

Animal models

Metabolome progression during early gut microbial colonization of gnotobiotic mice – Angela Marcobal – Scientific Reports

Metabolic and metagenomic outcomes from early-life pulsed antibiotic treatment – Yael R. Nobel – Nature Communications

Altered Interactions between the Gut Microbiome and Colonic Mucosa Precede Polyposis in APCMin/+ Mice – Joshua S. Son – PLOS ONE

Animal microbiome

Review: The use of probiotics in aquaculture – Ngo Van Hai – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Thesis: Roles of the symbiotic microbial communities associated with sponge hosts in the nitrogen and phosphorus cycles – Russell T Hill – University of Maryland

Master Thesis: Arsenic Exposure Alters the Microbiome of Larval Zebrafish: A Metagenomic Analysis – Dylan A. Dahan – Bard Digital Commons

Discovery of a novel circular DNA virus in the Forbes sea star, Asterias forbesi – Elizabeth Fahsbender – Archives of Virology

Sexual transmission of beneficial microbes – Chad C. Smith – Trends in Ecology & Evolution

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Rhizosphere bacteria and fungi associated with plant growth in soils of three replanted apple orchards – Ingrid H. Franke-Whittle – Plant and Soil

Microbial population dynamics in response to Pectobacterium atrosepticum infection in potato tubers – Viia Kõiv – Scientific Reports

Maternal effects on tree phenotypes: considering the microbiome – Maria Vivas – Trends in Plant Science

Bacterial population and biodegradation potential in chronically crude oil-contaminated marine sediments are strongly linked to temperature – Rafael Bargiela – Scientific Reports

Soil Microbial Communities are Shaped by Plant-Driven Changes in Resource Availability During Secondary Succession – Lauren C. Cline – Ecology

Warmer temperature accelerates methane emissions from the Zoige wetland on the Tibetan Plateau without changing methanogenic community composition – Mengmeng Cui – Scientific Reports

Water microbiome

Constitutive presence of antibiotic resistance genes within the bacterial community of a large subalpine lake – Andrea Di Cesare – Molecular Ecology

Draft Genome Sequences of Leviviridae RNA Phages EC and MB Recovered from San Francisco Wastewater – Alexander L. Greninger – Genome Announcements

Seasonal Dynamics of Marine Microbial Community in the South Sea of Korea – Sung-Suk Suh – PLOS ONE

Built environment / water treatment microbiology

Comparative metagenomics reveals microbial community differentiation in a biological heap leaching system – Qi Hu – Research in Microbiology

Impact of disinfection on drinking water biofilm bacterial community – Zilong Mi – Journal of Environmental Sciences

Intensive care unit environmental surfaces are contaminated by multidrug-resistant bacteria in biofilms: combined results of conventional culture, pyrosequencing, scanning electron microscopy, and confocal laser microscopy – H. Hu – The Journal of Hospital Infection

A review of melanized (black) fungal contamination in pharmaceutical products – incidence, drug recall and control measures – Rajendran Vijayakumar – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Bioinformatics and metagenomics

BioMaS: a modular pipeline for Bioinformatic analysis of Metagenomic AmpliconS – Bruno Fosso – BMC Bioinformatics

Challenges and opportunities in understanding microbial communities with metagenome assembly (accompanied by IPython Notebook tutorial) – Adina Howe – Frontiers in Microbiology


Human Urinary Composition Controls Antibacterial Activity of Siderocalin – Robin R. Shields-Cutler – The Journal of Biological Chemistry

Human Urine Decreases Function and Expression of Type 1 Pili in Uropathogenic Escherichia coli – Sarah E. Greene – mBio

New techniques

To Celebrate Marriage Equality, Illumina to Release “BiSeq” Genome Sequencer – The Allium

More microbiology

More than the sum of its parts – Julia Fahrenkamp-Uppenbrink – Science

Ecological communities by design – James K. Fredrickson – Science

The bacterial pangenome as a new tool for analyzing pathogenic bacteria – Laetitia Rouli – New Microbes and New Infections

Microbes in the news

Antibiotics and the Gut Microbiome: Antibiotics given to infant mice may have long-term effects on the animals’ metabolism and gut microbiota – Anna Azvolinsky – The Scientist

Study: Breast milk helps babies develop immunity-boosting gut bacteria – Deena Shanker – Quartz

Your Diet May Be Causing Your Urinary Tract Infections – Mandy Oaklander – Time

uBiome and OpenBiome Partner for Microbiome Study in FMT Patients – Study will provide new insights on mechanics of fecal microbiota transplantation in C. difficile patients – uBiome

Passive Aggressive: Drosophila microbiota influence behavior – Julie Wolf – mBioSphere

Soil water, microbes influence carbon in world’s coldest desert, study finds – Phys.org

Invisible You: Art and Microbiology at the Eden Project – Microbe Post

Science, publishing, and career

The Myth of the Academic Lottery – Kelly J. Baker – Chronicle Vitae

Bik’s Picks

I saw this last night and it was so pretty: Venus and Jupiter to Put on ‘Best Backyard Sky Show of 2015’ – Alyssa Newcomb – ABC News

Say hello to the centipede from hell – Rachel Feltman – Washington Post

California governor signs strict law requiring vaccinations for most kids – Liz Szabo – USA Today



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