August 26, 2015

Microbes in household dust, oropharynx microbiome in schizophrenia, pneumonia in foals, metabolic footprint of bacteria on plant leaves, and Mozzarella cheese.

Human mouth / respiratory microbiome

Composition, taxonomy and functional diversity of the oropharynx microbiome in individuals with schizophrenia and controls – Eduardo Castro-Nallar​ – PeerJ

Human vaginal microbiome

Unravelling the Bacterial Vaginosis-Associated Biofilm: A Multiplex Gardnerella vaginalis and Atopobium vaginae Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization Assay Using Peptide Nucleic Acid Probes – Liselotte Hardy – PLOS ONE

Human gut microbiome

Gut feelings of safety: Tolerance to the microbiota mediated by innate immune receptors – Bartlomiej Swiatczak – Microbiology and Immunology

Animal and bioreactor models

The colonic mucus protection depends on the microbiota – Ana M Rodríguez-Piñeiro – Gut Microbes

Sialic acid catabolism drives intestinal inflammation and microbial dysbiosis in mice
Yen-Lin Huang – Nature Communications

Differential responses of gut microbiota to the same prebiotic formula in oligotrophic and eutrophic batch fermentation systems – Wenmin Long – Scientific Report

Animal microbiome

Composition and Diversity of the Fecal Microbiome and Inferred Fecal Metagenome Does Not Predict Subsequent Pneumonia Caused by Rhodococcus equi in Foals – Canaan M. Whitfield-Cargile – PLOS ONE

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Metabolic footprint of epiphytic bacteria on Arabidopsis thaliana leaves – Florian Ryffel – The ISME Journal

Diversity of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi in a Brazilian Atlantic Forest Toposequence – Joice Andrade Bonfim – Microbial Ecology

Native root-associated bacteria rescue a plant from a sudden-wilt disease that emerged during continuous cropping – Rakesh Santhanam – PNAS

Water microbiome

Marine amoebae with cytoplasmic and perinuclear symbionts deeply branching in the Gammaproteobacteria – Frederik Schulz – Scientific Reports

Built environment microbiome

The ecology of microscopic life in household dust – Albert Barberán – Proceedings B

A Pilot Study on Integrating Videography and Environmental Microbial Sampling to Model Fecal Bacterial Exposures in Peri-Urban Tanzania – Timothy R. Julian – PLOS ONE

Food microbiology

Metabolomics and microbiological profile of Italian mozzarella cheese produced with buffalo and cow milk – Maria Barbara Pisano – Food Chemistry

Microbes in the news

What I Learned From Sequencing the Bacteria in My Apartment – Sarah Zhang – Wired

Thousands of microbes found in house dust – Rebecca Morelle – BBC

Household Dust Packed With Thousands of Microbes – Jennifer Viegas – Discovery

Waikiki Water Tested for Bacteria After Sewage Spill – Caleb Jones – ABC News

Methanotrophs: Could bacteria help protect our environment? – EurekAlert
Is our love affair with antibiotics slowly killing us? – Ailin Quinlan – Independent

Science, publishing, and career

In brief, papers with shorter titles get more citations, study suggests – Dalmeet Singh Chawla

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