August 22, 2015

The microbiology of pig carcasses in streams, machine learning classifiers and bacterial vaginosis, and chestnut leaf extracts inhibiting Staphylococcus aureus growth.

Microbiome of death

The Potential of High-throughput Metagenomic Sequencing of Aquatic Bacterial Communities to Estimate the Postmortem Submersion Interval – Mark Eric Benbow – Journal of Forensic Sciences

Pregnancy and birth

Machine learning classifiers provide insight into the relationship between microbial communities and bacterial vaginosis – Daniel Beck – Biodata Mining

Review: Congenital Chagas disease as an ecological model of interactions between Trypanosoma cruzi parasites, pregnant women, placenta and fetuses – Yves Carlier – Acta Tropica

Animal models

Contribution of neutral processes to the assembly of gut microbial communities in the zebrafish over host development – Adam R Burns – The ISME Journal

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Editorial: Plant microbiome blueprints – Cara H. Haney – Science

Castanea sativa (European Chestnut) Leaf Extracts Rich in Ursene and Oleanene Derivatives Block Staphylococcus aureus Virulence and Pathogenesis without Detectable Resistance – Cassandra L. Quave – PLOS ONE

Water microbiome

Seasonal time bombs: dominant temperate viruses affect Southern Ocean microbial dynamics – Jennifer R. Brum – The ISME Journal

Experimental insights into the importance of aquatic bacterial community composition to the degradation of dissolved organic matter – Jürg B Logue – The ISME Journal

Microbes in the news

Chestnut leaves yield extract that disarms deadly staph bacteria – Phys.org

TSRI Scientists Discover Mechanism Behind Antibiotic-Resistance In Bacteria – Guneet Bhatia – IBD Times

King of fermentation brings together microbiology, food & community – Shady Grove Oliver – KTOO

Science, publishing and career

The Hidden Bias of Science’s Universal Language: The vast majority of scientific papers today are published in English. What gets lost when other languages get left out? – Adam Huttner-Koros – The Atlantic

Bik’s Picks

Minneapolis woman is raising 400 monarch butterflies in her home – Aimee Blanchette – Star Tribune

Climate Change To Blame For Dogs’ Evolution From Cats – J.R. Duren – Immortal

Google Chrome spellchecks multiple languages at once – Steve Dent – Engadget

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