August 30, 2015

Pregnancy and birth

Fecal Microbial Community Structure Is Stable over Time and Related to Variation in Macronutrient and Micronutrient Intake in Lactating Women – Janae M Carrothers – The Journal of Nutrition

Human oral microbiome

Comparison between Clinical Aspects and Salivary Microbial Profile of Children with and without Early Childhood Caries: A Preliminary Study – Neves AB – Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry

Human gut microbiome

Systematic review: microbial dysbiosis and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease – A. Wieland – Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics

Animal and bioreactor models

Effect of Bifidobacterium thermophilum RBL67 and fructo-oligosaccharides on the gut microbiota in Göttingen minipigs – Sabine A. Tanner – British Journal of Nutrition

Interactions between Drosophila and its natural yeast symbionts—Is Saccharomyces cerevisiae a good model for studying the fly-yeast relationship? – Don Hoang – PeerJ

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

Animal microbiome

Structure of Manila Clam (Ruditapes philippinarum) Microbiota at the Organ Scale in Contrasting Sets of Individuals – Guillaume Meisterhans – Invertebrate Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Microbiome change by symbiotic invasion in lichens – Wedin Mats – Environmental Microbiology

Comparison of soil microbial communities inhabiting vineyards and native sclerophyllous forests in central Chile – Luis E. Castañeda – Ecology and Evolution

Diversity and distribution of bacterial community in the coastal sediments of Bohai Bay, China – Liping Wang – Acta Oceanologica Sinica

The impact on the soil microbial community and enzyme activity of two earthworm species during the bioremediation of pentachlorophenol-contaminated soils – Zhong Lin – Journal of Hazardous Materials

Water microbiome

Terrestrial origin of bacterial communities in complex boreal freshwater networks – Clara Ruiz-González – Ecology Letters

How are microbial and detrital sources partitioned among and within gastropods species at East Pacific Rise hydrothermal vents? – Sylvie M. Gaudro – Marine Ecology

Extremophile microbiome

Geological connectivity drives microbial community structure and connectivity in polar, terrestrial ecosystems – Belinda C. Ferrari – Environmental Microbiology

Adaptation strategies of endolithic chlorophototrophs to survive the hyperarid and extreme solar radiation environment of the Atacama Desert – Jacek Wierzchos – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbial biogeography of permafrost thaw ponds across the changing northern landscape – Jérôme Comte – Ecography

Food microbiology

Microbiota of Minas cheese as influenced by the nisin producer Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis GLc05 – Luana Martins Perin – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Built Environment microbiology

Microbiome interplay: plants alter microbial abundance and diversity within the built environment – Alexander Mahnert – Frontiers in Microbiology


Escher: A Web Application for Building, Sharing, and Embedding Data-Rich Visualizations of Biological Pathways – Zachary A. King – PLOS Biology

Microbes in the news

Scientists Send Kombucha to Space in Search for Extraterrestrial Life – Kasandra Brabaw –

How Fats Influence the Microbiome – Kate Yandell – The Scientist

Fish oil diet modifies gut bacteria to boost health – News Medical

Soupy bacteria clogs Missisquoi Bay: “When it rots, it stinks bad” – Joel Banner Baird – Burlington Free Press

Bacteria Hysteria

Caveat: Sponsored by a make-up company. I cannot find any publication associated with this article either. Out of date make-up can contain lethal bacteria, London Met scientist finds – London Metropolitan University

‘There’s no way of knowing what fungus or bacteria is left on it’: Medical expert slams bizarre website that buys USED make-up from beauty lovers – before selling it again – Catherine Townsend – Daily Mail

Science, publishing, and career

The most important tasks for peer reviewers evaluating a randomized controlled trial are not congruent with the tasks most often requested by journal editors – Anthony Chauvin – BMC Medicine


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