August 13, 2015

Fecal microbiota transplants also work with frozen stool, rhizobacterial communities on red pepper plants, effect of vaginal ring contraceptives, and the cilantro microbiome.

Pregnancy and birth microbiome

Maternal group B Streptococcus and the infant gut microbiota – A. E. Cassidy-Bushrow – Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease

Not a microbiome paper, but of interest: Cesarean Section Delivery is not a Risk Factor for Development of IBD: A Population-based Analysis – Charles N. Bernstein – Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Human gut microbiome

Faecal microbiota transplant for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection using long-term frozen stool is effective: clinical efficacy and bacterial viability data – S. P. Costello – Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics

Review: Colonization Resistance of the Gut Microbiota against Clostridium difficile – Ana Elena Pérez-Cobas – Antibiotics

Review: Microbiome and Asthma: What Have Experimental Models Already Taught Us?
R. Bonamichi-Santos – Journal of Immunology Research

Human reproductive microbiome

Effects of a One Year Reusable Contraceptive Vaginal Ring on Vaginal Microflora and the Risk of Vaginal Infection: An Open-Label Prospective Evaluation – Yongmei Huang – PLOS ONE

Animal models

Lessons from the Drosophila microbiota – Emma L Walton – Biomedical Journal

Studying host-microbiota interactions in Drosophila melanogaster – Jean Kanellopoulos – Biomedical Journal

Impact of Selection for Digestive Efficiency on Microbiota Composition in the Chicken –
Sandrine Mignon-Grasteau – PLOS ONE

Animal microbiome

Deep insights into carbohydrate metabolism in the rumen of mehsani buffalo at different diet treatments – Nidhi R. Parmar – Genomics Data

Metagenomics: Microbiome analyses of pacific white shrimp (Litopenaeus Vannamei) collected from disparate geographical locations – Arun S. Seetharam – Genomics Data

Classifying the bacterial gut microbiota of termites and cockroaches: a curated phylogenetic reference database (DictDb) – Aram Mikaelyan – Systematic and Applied Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Rhizobacterial Communities and Red Pepper (Capsicum annum) Yield under Different Cropping Systems – Byung Kwon Jung – International Journal of Agriculture & Biology

Soil Microbial Community Structure and Metabolic Activity of Pinus elliottii Plantations across Different Stand Ages in a Subtropical Area – Zeyan Wu – PLOS ONE

Microbiomes and potential metabolic pathways of pristine and anthropized Brazilian mangroves – Vanessa L.R. Nogueira – Regional Studies in Marine Science

Phylogenetic Characterization and Community Diversity of Hydrocarbon-Utilizing
Bacteria in Soil Microcosms Enriched with Aromatic Hydrocarbons – Ola Olapade A – Bioremediation & Biodegradation

Review: The Hidden World within Plants: Ecological and Evolutionary Considerations for Defining Functioning of Microbial Endophytes – Pablo R. Hardoim – Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews

Water microbiome

Ecological connectivity shapes quasispecies structure of RNA viruses in an Antarctic lake – A. López-Bueno – Molecular Ecology

Causes and consequences of habitat fragmentation in river networks – Matthew R. Fuller – Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences

Capability of the natural microbial community in a river water ecosystem to degrade the drug naproxen – Paola Grenni – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Food microbiology

Cilantro microbiome before and after nonselective pre-enrichment for Salmonella using 16S rRNA and metagenomic sequencing – Karen G. Jarvis – BMC Microbiology

Changes in the microbial communities of air-packaged and vacuum-packaged common carp (Cyprinus carpio) stored at 4 °C – Yuemei Zhang – Food Microbiology


An Overview of Genome Organization and How We Got There: from FISH to Hi-C – James Fraser – Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews

Microbes in the news

Statistical Advances Help Unlock Mysteries of the Human Microbiome – Infection Control Today

Seeking samples from FIV positive kitties – Holly Ganz – MicroBEnet

NOFA Says ‘Heal the Climate, Heal Ourselves’ – EcoRI news

Guest Post — The Emergent Microbiome: A Revolution for the Life Sciences – Part II, 2015 Patent Trends – Jessica Miles and Anthony D Sabatelli – JDsupra

A Genetically Modified Yeast Turns Sugar Into Painkillers: Stanford scientists have engineered a strain of yeast that can produce opiates on its own – Adam Hoffman – Smithsonian

Science, publishing, and career

What is the future of Science? This guy might know! Podcast with Francis Collins, NIH Director – Michael DL Johnson – Black Science Blog

Bik’s Picks

Longer-term outcome in the prevention of psychotic disorders by the Vienna omega-3 study – G. Paul Amminger – Nature Communications

Music as an aid for postoperative recovery in adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis – Jenny Hole – The Lancet

How can ants tell each other apart? Why, with their crazy refined sense of smell. – Elahe Izadi – Washington Post



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