July 23, 2015

Proteobacteria in gut dysbiosis, microbes on seagrass, viral dark matter, metabolic ups and downs in the biofilm, bacteria/whiskey/copper, The Brown Lagoon, and I’ll see you in the gut.

Human gut microbiome

Review: Proteobacteria: microbial signature of dysbiosis in gut microbiota – Na-Ri Shin – Trends in Biotechnology

DGGE: Equol status and changes in faecal microbiota in menopausal women receiving long-term treatment for menopause symptoms with a soy-isoflavone concentrate – Lucía Guadamuro – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbiome models

Editorial with a clever title. LikeEscaping Negative Selection: ILC You in the Gut – Adam M. Farkas – Immunity

Maraviroc modifies gut microbiota composition in a mouse model of obesity: a plausible therapeutic option to prevent metabolic disorders in HIV-infected patients – Patricia Perez-Matute – Rev Esp Quimioter

Plants, roots, and soil microbiome

Oxalate secretion by ectomycorrhizal Paxillus involutus is mineral-specific and controls calcium weathering from minerals – A. Schmalenberger – Scientific Reports

Cultivation-dependent analysis the microbial diversity associated with the seagrass meadows in Xincun Bay, South China Sea (sic) – Yu-Feng Jiang – Ecotoxicology

Unearthing the genomes of plant-beneficial Pseudomonas model strains WCS358, WCS374 and WCS417 – Roeland L. Berendsen – BMC Genomics

Water microbiome

Microbial communities associated with benthic faunal assemblages at cold seep sediments of the Sonora Margin, Guaymas Basin – Perrine Cruaud – Frontiers in Marine Science

Assessment of Zooplankton Community Composition along a Depth Profile in the Central Red Sea – John K. Pearman – PLOS ONE

Waste and bioreactor microbiology

Functionally redundant but dissimilar microbial communities within biogas reactors treating maize silage in co-fermentation with sugar beet silage – Susanne G. Langer – Microbial Biotechnology

Effects of Calamagrostis epigejos, Chamaenerion palustre and Tussilago farfara on nutrient availability and microbial activity in the surface layer of spoil heaps after hard coal mining – Anna M. Stefanowicz – Ecological Engineering

Degradation of Biofumigant Isothiocyanates and Allyl Glucosinolate in Soil and Their Effects on the Microbial Community Composition – Franziska S. Hanschen – PLOS ONE

Assessing hog lagoon waste contamination in the Cape Fear Watershed using Bacteroidetes 16S rRNA gene pyrosequencing – Ann M. Arfken – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Bacterial community structure and predicted alginate metabolic pathway in an alginate-degrading bacterial consortium – Akihisa Kita – Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering

Metagenomics and bioinformatics

Viral dark matter and virus-host interactions resolved from publicly available microbial genomes – Simon Roux – eLIFE

Conference abstract: MetaFast: fast reference-free graph-based comparison of shotgun
metagenomic data – Sergey V. Kazakov

Microbial Ecology

Metabolic co-dependence gives rise to collective oscillations within biofilms – Jintao Liu – Nature

Neutral Models of Microbiome Evolution – Qinglong Zeng – PLOS Computational Biology

Fitness cost of antibiotic susceptibility during bacterial infection – Damien Roux – Science Translational Medicine

New Paradigms in Sepsis: From Prevention to Protection of Failing Microcirculation
J. Hawiger – Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis

Helicobacter pylori eradication for the prevention of gastric neoplasia – Alexander C Ford – Cochrane Library

Microbes in the news

Mutations that make bacteria resistant to antibiotics might also make them deadlier – Arielle Duhaime-Ross – The Verge

Bacteria are many things, but selfish isn’t one of them, scientists say – Robert Gebelhoff – Washington Post

Ulcer-causing bacteria may be key to stomach cancer: A combination of antibiotics and a drug reducing the production of gastric acid can eliminate the bacteria – Stephen Feller – UPI

Project aims to use probiotic bacteria to protect algal crops and increase ecosystem resilience – Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Bacteria makes copper from whisky waste – Tereza Pultarova – E&T Institution for Engineering and Technology

Bik’s Picks – reptile edition

HT Ed Yong: No Motherhood Yet for 100-Year-Old Turtle – John R. Platt – Scientific American

Turns Out Boa Constrictors Might Not Actually Suffocate Their Prey – Hilary Hanson – Huffington Post

A Fossil Snake With Four Legs – Ed Yong – National Geographic
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