August 25, 2015

Microbiome of Polish Cemetery soil, microbiome and risk of Plasmodium infection, interactions between mouse gut microbiota, host Genetics and diet, and the microbiome of air at three different heights.

The microbiome of death

Microbiological Analysis of Necrosols Collected from Urban Cemeteries in Poland – Ireneusz Całkosiński – BioMed Research International

Book: Carrion Ecology, Evolution, and Their Applications – M. Eric Benbow – CRC Press

Pregnancy and birth

Review: Rate of establishing the gut microbiota in infancy has consequences for future health – Shaillay Dogra – Gut Microbes

Editorial with disturbing title: Can establishment of human microbiome be customized after birth with local traditions of first feed and intimate kissing? – Sarman Singh – Journal of Laboratory Physicians

Human oral microbiome

Alterations of the Subgingival Microbiota in Pediatric Crohn’s Disease Studied Longitudinally in Discovery and Validation Cohorts – Judith Kelsen – Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Review: Human microbiome: From the bathroom to the bedside – Stephen Malnick, Ehud Melzer – World J Gastrointest Pathophysiol

Human gut microbiota / transcriptomics

Stool microbiota composition is associated with the prospective risk of Plasmodium falciparum infection – Shibu Yooseph – BMC Genomics

Strand-specific community RNA-seq reveals prevalent and dynamic antisense transcription in human gut microbiota – Guanhui Bao – Frontiers in Microbiology

The Fecal Virome of Children with Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease that Tested PCR Negative for Pathogenic Enteroviruses – Piyada Linsuwanon – PLOS ONE

Review: Gut microbiota and allogeneic transplantation – Weilin Wang – Journal of Translational Medicine

Animal models

Interactions between Gut Microbiota, Host Genetics and Diet Modulate the Predisposition to Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome – Siegfried Ussar – Cell Metabolism

Physical Activity Differentially Affects the Cecal Microbiota of Ovariectomized Female Rats Selectively Bred for High and Low Aerobic Capacity – Tzu-Wen Liu – PLOS ONE

Animal microbiome

Isolation of oxalotrophic bacteria associated with Varroa destructor mites – M. Maddaloni – Letters in Applied Microbiology

Diversity of bacterial communities in the midgut of Bactrocera cucurbitae (Diptera: Tephritidae) populations and their potential use as attractants – Ashok B. Hadapad – Pest Management Science

Midgut bacterial communities in the giant Asian honeybee (Apisdorsata) across four developmental stages: a comparative study – Prakaimuk Saraithong – Insect Science

Bacterial communities associated with four ctenophore genera from the German Bight (North Sea) – Wenjin Hao – FEMS Microbial Ecology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome
(also see study above filed under Microbiome of Death)

The effect of D123 wheat as a companion crop on soil enzyme activities, microbial biomass and microbial communities in the rhizosphere of watermelon – Wei H. Xu – Frontiers in Microbiology

Archaeal Communities in a Heterogeneous Hypersaline-Alkaline Soil – Yendi E. Navarro-Noya – Archaea

Molecular characterization of microbial communities in the rhizosphere soils and roots of diseased and healthy Panax notoginseng – Zhaoxiang Wu – Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

The diversity changes of soil microbial communities stimulated by climate, soil type and vegetation type analyzed via a functional gene array – Fu Chen – World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Water microbiome

Carbon fixation by basalt-hosted microbial communities – Beth N. Orcutt – Frontiers in Microbiology

Annual dynamics of North Sea bacterioplankton: Seasonal variability superimposes short-term variation – Judith Lucas – Microbiology Ecology

Ecology and Distribution of Thaumarchaea in the Deep Hypolimnion of Lake Maggiore
Manuela Coci – Archaea

Viral and grazer regulation of prokaryotic growth efficiency in temperate freshwater pelagic environments – A.S. Pradeep Ram – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Air / built environment microbiome

Vertical distribution of airborne bacterial communities in an Asian-dust downwind area, Noto Peninsula – Teruya Maki – Atmospheric Environment

Microbiological consequences of indoor composting – Alexandre Naegele – Indoor Air


Response of the rare biosphere to environmental stressors in a highly diverse ecosystem (Zodletone spring, OK, USA) – Suzanne Coveley – PeerJ

Food microbiology

Wine fermentation microbiome: a landscape from different Portuguese wine appellations – Cátia Pinto – Frontiers in Microbiology

Difference of microbial community stressed in artificial pit muds for Luzhou-flavour liquor brewing revealed by multiphase culture-independent technology – Liqiang Zhang – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Monitoring of Yeast Communities and Volatile Flavor Changes During Traditional Korean Soy Sauce Fermentation – Young-Ran Song – Journal of Food Science

Bioreactor microbiology

Microbial community in a hydrogenotrophic denitrification reactor based on pyrosequencing – Hongyu Wang – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Techniques and other microbiology

Application of iChip to Grow “Uncultivable” Microorganisms and its Impact on Antibiotic Discovery – Rinzhin T. Sherpa – Journal of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences

Cultivating the uncultured: growing the recalcitrant cluster-2 Frankia strains – Maher Gtari – Scientific Reports

Isolation of Genetically Tractable Most-Wanted Bacteria by Metaparental Mating – Páraic Ó Cuív – Scientific Reports

Burkholderia bacteria infectiously induce the proto-farming symbiosis of Dictyostelium amoebae and food bacteria – Susanne DiSalvo – PNAS

Science, publishing, and career

A call to arms for women in science – Women’s Agenda
Microbes in the news

The Bacteria That Turn Amoebas Into Farmers – Ed Yong – National Geographic

Testers find twice as many ‘superbugs’ in conventional hamburger as organic ones – Lena H. Sun – Washington Post

Humans carry more antibiotic-resistant bacteria than animals they work with – Medical Xpress


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