July 28, 2015

A review of the human hand microbiome, microbiome and anxiety in mouse models, diabetes, bacteria in thrombolites, how plants recruits microbial symbionts, towards a standard in microbial genome annotation, and an article about the lab of Jill Banfield.

Microbiome of pregnancy and birth

Prevalence of oral Candida in the first year of life – C. Stecksén-Blicks – Mycoses

Cross-colonization of infants with probiotic organisms in a neonatal unit – L. Hickey – Journal of Hospital Infection

Human oral microbiome

Periodontal microbiota and phospholipases: The Oral Infections and Vascular Disease Epidemiology Study (INVEST) – Adrien Boillot – Atherosclerosis

Review: Alterations of the oral microbiota and oral clinical findings in dry mouth – Y. Hayashi – Journal of Oral Biosciences

Human skin and eye microbiome

Review of Human Hand Microbiome Research – Sarah L. Edmonds-Wilson – Journal of Dermatological Research

Correspondence: Harnessing the microbiome in glaucoma and uveitis – Ankur Gupta – Medical Hypotheses

Human respiratory microbiome

High diversity of non-sporulating moulds in respiratory specimens of immunocompromised patients: should all the species be reported when diagnosing invasive aspergillosis? – Dea Garcia-Hermoso – Mycoses


Human gut microbiome

The oral and gut microbiomes are perturbed in rheumatoid arthritis and partly normalized after treatment – Xuan Zhang – Nature Medicine

A tough pill to swallow (perspective): Ready for Oral Fecal Microbiota Pill in Clinical Practice? – Timothy Nguyen – The Journal for Nurse Practitioners

Review: The human gut microbiota and virome: potential therapeutic implications – Emidio Scarpellini – Digestive and Liver Disease

Review: Intestinal Immunity and Gut Microbiota as Therapeutic Targets for Preventing Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Diseases – Tomoya Yamashita – Circulation Journal

Microbiome models

Microbiota and host determinants of behavioural phenotype in maternally separated mice – G. De Palma – Nature Communications

Microbiota regulates type 1 diabetes – Michael P Burrows – PNAS

Gut microbiota facilitates dietary heme-induced epithelial hyperproliferation by opening the mucus barrier in colon – Noortje Ijssennagger – PNAS

Intestinal inhibition of Atg7 prevents tumour initiation through a microbiome-influenced immune response and suppresses tumour growth – Jonathan Lévy – Nature Cell Biology

Lactulose increases bacterial diversity and modulates the swine faecal microbiome as revealed by 454-pyrosequencing – Jong Pyo Chae – Animal Feed Science and Technology

Dynamic Metabonomic and Microbiological Response of Rats to Lincomycin Exposure: An Integrated Microbiology and Metabonomics Analysis – Manna Lin – RSC Advances

Green propolis modulates gut microbiota, reduces endotoxemia and expression of TLR4 pathway in mice fed a high-fat diet – Aline Rissetti Roquetto – Food Research International

Changes in the Swine Gut Microbiota in Response to Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Infection – Hyeon-Woo Koh – Microbes and Environments

Review: Interrelatedness Between Dysbiosis in the Gut Microbiota Due to Immunodeficiency and Disease Penetrance of Colitis – Avijit Ray – Immunology

Animal microbiome

Experimental studies of microbial populations and incidence of zoonotic pathogens in the faeces of red deer (Cervus elaphus) – Sebastian Gnat – Letters in Applied Microbiology

Yeast microbiota of natural cavities of manatees (Trichechus inunguis and T. manatus) in Brazil and its relevance for animal health and management in captivity – José J.C. Sidrim – Canadian Journal of Microbiology

An Efficient Strategy Developed for Next-Generation Sequencing of Endosymbiont Genomes Performed Using Crude DNA Isolated from Host Tissues: A Case Study of Blattabacterium cuenoti Inhabiting the Fat Bodies of Cockroaches – Yukihiro Kinjo – Microbes and Environments

Prokaryotic microbiota in the digestive cavity of the jellyfish Cotylorhiza tuberculata – Sara Cortés-Lara – Systematic and Applied Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Inner workings of thrombolites: spatial gradients of metabolic activity as revealed by metatranscriptome profiling – J. M. Mobberley – Scientific Reports

Changes in fungal community of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) needles along a latitudinal gradient in Sweden – Hanna Millberg – Fungal Ecology

Temporal dynamics of plant-soil feedback and root-associated fungal communities over 100 years of invasion by a non-native plant – Nicola J. Day – Journal of Ecology

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

Alder trees enhance crop productivity and soil microbial biomass in tea plantations – P.E. Mortimer – Applied Soil Ecology

Perspective: Plant genotype, microbial recruitment and nutritional security – Jai S. Patel – Frontiers in Plant Science

I don’t always have symbionts, but when I do, I prefer alphaproteobacteria: Endemic Mimosa species from Mexico prefer alphaproteobacterial rhizobial symbionts – Cyril Bontemps – New Phytologist

Conference abstract: Changes in rhizosphere microbiome from halotolerant tomato are correlated with physiological and biochemical parameters of oxidative stress in plants – Radu Liviu Sumalan – Journal of Biotechnology

ReviewRoot associated bacteria – Friends or enemies? A review – Gabriela Mihalache – Memoirs of the Scientific Sections of the Romanian Academy

Analysing the effect of soil organic matter on bacterial communities using T-RFLP fingerprinting: different methods, different stories? – A. Blaud – Biology and Fertility of Soils

Water microbiome

Phospholipids fatty acids of drinking water reservoir sedimentary microbial community: Structure and function responses to hydrostatic pressure and other physico-chemical properties – Bei-bei Chai – Journal of Environmental Biology


Review: Microbial communities and primary succession in high altitude mountain environments – Sonia Ciccazzo – Annals of Microbiology

Metagenomics and bioinformatics

FastQFS – A tool for evaluating and filtering paired-end sequencing data generated from high throughput sequencing – Rahul Sharma – Mycological Progress

Toward a standard in structural genome annotation for prokaryotes – H. James Tripp – Standards in Genomic Sciences

Development of Novel Random Network Theory-Based Approaches to Identify Network Interactions among Nitrifying Bacteria – Cindy Shi – SciTech Connect

Microbial Ecology

Socially mediated induction and suppression of antibiosis during bacterial coexistence
Monica I. Abrudan – PNAS

Microbes in the news

About work in the lab of Jill BanfieldAt Tiny Scales, a Giant Burst on Tree of Life – Kevin Hartnett – Quanta Magazine

Swan song for antibiotics? Can phage therapy and gene editing fill the gap? – Nicholas Staropoli – Genetic Literacy Project

Metagenomic Study Finds Differences in Oral, Gut Microbiomes of Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients – Genome Web

Your Burger Is Full of Living Things, Even If It’s Vegetarian – Maddie Stone – Gizmodo

Title incorrect, it’s a Yersinia, but different speciesA Species Of Bacteria That Causes Bubonic Plague And Other Disease In Salmon May Also Be Able To Treat Cancer – Lecia Bushak – Medical Daily

Bacteria in gut profiling secret to healthy weight – Peta Bee – The Australian

Bacteria to protect Appenzeller cheese from fakes – Anand Chandrasekhar – SwissInfo

Grandparents largely to blame for China’s spiking childhood obesity, Microbiota treatment sees dramatic results in obese children – RJ Whitehead – FoodNavigator

Bik’s Picks

Reception of odors and repellents in mosquitoes – Anandasankar Ray – Current Opinion in Neurobiology

570 Sea Turtle Hatchlings Are Released Into Atlantic Ocean – Getty Images

Everything you need to know about lactose intolerance – with maps! – New Scientist




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