July 1, 2015

I’ve been busy in the lab most of the day, and will be tomorrow, so my apologies for posting at weird hours.

Human oral microbiome

The Influence of Smoking on the Peri-Implant Microbiome – A.A. Tsigarida – Journal of Dental Research

Human respiratory microbiome

Dual Transcriptomic Profiling of Host and Microbiota during Health and Disease in Pediatric Asthma – Marcos Pérez-Losada – PLOS ONE

Commentary: Has the airway microbiome been overlooked in respiratory disease? – Olawale Salami – Genome Medicine

Review: The bacterial microbiota in inflammatory lung diseases – Gary B. Huffnagle – Clinical Immunology

Human gut microbiome

Thematic collection of abstracts: GUT in FOCUS Symposium NOBEL FORUM, Karolinska Institutet, February 2nd 2015 – Microbial Ecology in Health and Disease

Animal models

Long noncoding RNA expression profiles in gut tissues constitute molecular signatures that reflect the types of microbes – Lunxi Liang – Scientific Reports

Animal microbiome

Effects of transport, fasting and anaesthesia on the faecal microbiota of healthy adult horses – A. Schoster – Equine Veterinary Journal

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Pyridine-type alkaloid composition affects bacterial community composition of floral nectar – Yana Aizenberg-Gershtein – Scientific Reports

Review: Role of plant growth regulators as chemical signals in plant–microbe interactions: a double edged sword – Carla Spence – Current Opinion in Plant Biology

Water microbiome

Investigation of a Large Collection of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Bacteriophages Collected from a Single Environmental Source in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire – Christiane Essoh – PLOS ONE

Study in 93 wells (Ha! why not 96?): Natural Bacterial Communities Serve as Quantitative Geochemical Biosensors – Mark B. Smith – mBio

Extremophile microbiome

Arsenic rich Himalayan hot spring metagenomics reveal genetically novel predator–prey genotypes – Naseer Sangwan – Environmental Microbiology Reports

Microbial diversity in shallow-water hydrothermal sediments of Kueishan Island, Taiwan as revealed by pyrosequencing – Li Wang – Journal of Basic Microbiology

Built Environment microbiome

Bacterial Exposures and Associations with Atopy and Asthma in Children – Maria Valkonen – PLOS ONE

Studies for antifungal activity of selected concrete sealers on white cement panels – Rajesh K. Verma – International Journal of Science, Engineering and Technology Research (IJSETR)

Bioreactor microbiology

In vitro characterisation of the fermentation profile and prebiotic capacity of gold-fleshed kiwifruit – P. Blatchford – Beneficial Microbes

Bioinformatics and metagenomics

Constructing a Boolean implication network to study the interactions between environmental factors and OTUs – Congmin Zhu – Quantitative Biology

CheckM: assessing the quality of microbial genomes recovered from isolates, single cells, and metagenomes – Donovan H. Parks – Genome Research

The 2015 Nucleic Acids Research annual Web Server Issue: web-based software resources for analysis and visualization of molecular biology data

Microbial Ecology

The Final Countdown? Confusion about the species richness of human gut microbiota – E. Avershina – Beneficial Microbes

Individuality, phenotypic differentiation, dormancy and ‘persistence’ in culturable bacterial systems: commonalities shared by environmental, laboratory, and clinical microbiology – Douglas Kell – F1000 Research

Microbial interspecies interactions: recent findings in syntrophic consortia – Atsushi Kouzuma – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbes in the news

The Sum of Our Parts – Janice Dietert – The Scientist

Human Microbiome Journal Club: “Disease-specific alterations in the enteric virome in inflammatory bowel disease” [Norman et al, 2015]

Would You Eat Off These Bacteria-Covered Plates? The Petri Dishes – Diana Budds – FastCoDesign

Bik’s Picks

Personal Belief Exemptions to Vaccination in California: A Spatial Analysis – Margaret Carrel – Pediatrics
No Mating Partner? No Problem: This Flatworm Injects Sperm Directly Into Own Head To Reproduce – Jim Algar – Tech Times

Citrus fruit linked with melanoma in preliminary study – Kathryn Doyle – Reuters

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