July 25, 2015

Extracting DNA from the soil under a cadaver, metabolomics of periodontitis, HLA haplotypes and microbiome, and microbes using ancient carbon from melting permafrost.

Microbiome of pregnancy and health

Gut Bifidobacterium microbiota in one-month-old Brazilian newborns – Łukasz Grześkowiak – Anaerobe

Microbiome of death

Assessment of microbial DNA extraction methods of cadaver soil samples for criminal investigations – Sheree J. Finley – Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences

Human oral microbiome

Editorial: Targeting specific bacteria in the oral microbiome – Jorge Frias-Lopez – Trends in Microbiology

The human salivary microbiome exhibits temporal stability in bacterial diversity – Simon J. S. Cameron – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Association of Synergistetes and Cyclodipeptides with Periodontitis – J.T. Marchesan – Journal of Dental Research

Human urinary tract microbiome

Article in Russian: Microbial communities on kidney stones – YM Romanova – Mol Gen Mikrobiol Virusol

Human gut microbiome

The Influence of the Autoimmunity-Associated Ancestral HLA Haplotype AH8.1 on the Human Gut Microbiota: A Cross-Sectional Study – Johannes R. Hov – PLOS ONE

Clostridium amazonense sp. nov. an obliqately anaerobic bacterium isolated from a remote Amazonian community in Peru – Lindsey O’Neal – Anaerobe

Crohn-associated microbial communities from colonic mucosal biopsies in patients of the western Mediterranean – Roberto Vidal – Systematic and Applied Microbiology

Human eye microbiome

Bacteria Colonizing the Ocular Surface in Eyes With Boston Type 1 Keratoprosthesis: Analysis of Biofilm-Forming Capability and Vancomycin Tolerance – Sarmad H. Jassim – Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science

Microbiome models

Persistent hyperglycemia modulates gut immune function and microbiota in rats – Katsuya Mori – Journal of Intensive Care

Animal microbiome

16S rDNA analysis of archaea indicates dominance of Methanobacterium and high abundance of Methanomassiliicoccaceae in rumen of Nili-Ravi buffalo – S.S. Paul – Anaerobe

Developmental succession of the microbiome of Culex mosquitoes – Dagne Duguma – BMC Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Fungal colonization of the rooting system of the early land plant Asteroxylon mackiei from the 407-Myr-old Rhynie Chert (Scotland, UK)- Christine Strullu-Derrien – Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society

Soils, microbes, and forest health: A qualitative analysis of social and institutional factors affecting genomic technology adoption – Sara E. Crann – Technology in Society

Assessment of microbial DNA extraction methods of cadaver soil samples for criminal investigations – Sheree J. Finley – Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences

Water microbiome

Spatial patterns of benthic bacterial communities in a large lake – Li-Xiang Liu – International Review of Hydrobiology

Extremophile microbiome

Utilization of ancient permafrost carbon in headwaters of Arctic fluvial networks – Paul J. Mann – Nature Communications

Waste water and bioreactor microbiology

Determination of the archaeal and bacterial communities in two-phase and single-stage anaerobic systems by 454 pyrosequencing – Yogananda Maspolim – Journal of Environmental Sciences

Influence of co-substrate on textile wastewater treatment and microbial community changes in the anaerobic biological sulfate reduction process – Kashif Rasool – Journal of Hazardous Materials

Metabolic networks

Metabolic interactions in microbial communities: untangling the Gordian knot – Olga Ponomarova – Current Opinion in Microbiology

Association of Synergistetes and Cyclodipeptides with Periodontitis – J.T. Marchesan – Journal of Dental Research

Microbes in the news

If the sea is dirty, the sand is worse. Beach sand contains more fecal bacteria than seawater – Megan Scudellari – Boston Globe

Bacteria Hysteria

The Best Way To Clean Your Purse From All That Dirty Bacteria – Madelyn Chung – Huffington Post Canada

Breast milk containing bacteria for sale on Craigslist in Upstate – Gabrielle Komorowski – WYFF4

Bik’s Picks

What San Diego Scientists Are Discovering About Dolphins And Diabetes – Megan Burke – KPBS

Bid to save dolphins in polluted Ganges – Nirmala Ganapathy – Straits Times


The SnotBot: Patrick Stewart Backs Drones That Collect Whale Snot – Keith Wagstaff – NBC News



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