August 14, 2015

Two papers on detection of bacteria in blood, vaginal microbiome, a discussion on eukaryotes in the human gut, and fungal communities’ resistance and resilience to wild fires. And some extra non-microbial Bik’s Picks for the weekend!

Human blood / infection microbiome

Bacterial Landscape of Bloodstream Infections in Neutropenic Patients via High Throughput Sequencing – Peter Gyarmati – PLOS ONE

16S rRNA Gene Sequence-Based Identification of Bacteria in Automatically Incubated Blood Culture Materials from Tropical Sub-Saharan Africa – Hagen Frickmann – PLOS ONE

Human vaginal microbiome

A Study of the Vaginal Microbiome in Healthy Canadian Women Utilizing cpn60-Based Molecular Profiling Reveals Distinct Gardnerella Subgroup Community State Types – Arianne Y. K. Albert – PLOS ONE

Human gut microbiome

Are Human Intestinal Eukaryotes Beneficial or Commensals? – Julius Lukeš – PLOS Pathogens

Review: Role of the normal gut microbiota – Sai Manasa Jandhyala – World Journal of Gastroenterology

ReviewPaleolithic nutrition for metabolic syndrome: systematic review and meta-analysis – Eric W Manheimer – The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Animal models

In MiceAutophagy Protects against Colitis by the Maintenance of Normal Gut Microflora and Secretion of Mucus – Koichiro Tsuboi – Journal of Biological Chemistry

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities show low resistance and high resilience to wildfire disturbance – Xingjia Xiang – Plant and Soil

From lithotroph- to organotroph-dominant: directional shift of microbial community in sulphidic tailings during phytostabilization – Xiaofang Li – Scientific Reports

Water microbiome

A Dissolved Oxygen Threshold for Shifts in Bacterial Community Structure in a Seasonally Hypoxic Estuary – Rachel L. Spietz – PLOS ONE


Collection media and delayed freezing effects on microbial composition of human stool – Roberto Flores – Microbiome


Sorting out viral dark matter – Denise Waldron – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Manifold Based Optimization for Single-Cell 3D Genome Reconstruction – Jonas Paulsen – PLOS Computational Biology

Other microbiology

Mycobacterium tuberculosis: Genome watch: Looking at Beijing’s skyline – Dorota Jamrozy & Teemu Kallonen – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Microbes in the news

Feeding My Curiosity – And My Microbes – Alanna Collen – uBiome

Crohn’s and Colitis video featuring Laboratory of Will DePaolo

Bik’s Picks – some extra for you for the weekend!

We’ve Used Up Our Annual Supply of Earth’s Resources—And It’s Only August – Maddie Stone – Gizmodo

Drones could be stressing out wildlife, scientists suggest – Chelsea Harvey – Washington Post

Low-fat diets ‘better than cutting carbs’ for weight loss – James Gallagher – BBC News

Google’s Life Sciences division to build a miniature glucose tracker – Mona Lalwani – EnGadget

Why scientists got an alligator to inhale helium – Rachel Feltman – Washington Post



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