September 8, 2015

How Bifidobacterium species digest human milk oligosaccharides, yeast species in floral nectar, and microbes of the cryosphere.

Pregnancy and birth

Comparative transcriptomics reveals key differences in the response to milk oligosaccharides of infant gut-associated bifidobacteria – Daniel Garrido – Scientific Reports

Human oral microbiome

Dental caries-not just holes in teeth! A perspective – William H. Bowen – Molecular Oral Microbiology

Progress in oral personalized medicine: contribution of ‘omics’ – Ingrid Glurich – Journal of Oral Microbiology

Human gut microbiome

Editorial: Modeling the Context-Dependent Associations between the Gut Microbiome, Its Environment, and Host Health – Thomas J. Sharpton – mBio

Review: Gut Microbiota Dysbiosis in Obesity-Linked Metabolic Diseases and Prebiotic Potential of Polyphenol-Rich Extracts – Fernando F. Anhê – Current Obesity Reports

Review: The gut microbiota and host health: a new clinical frontier – Julian R Marchesi – Gut

Animal models

Distinct but Spatially Overlapping Intestinal Niches for Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus faecium and Carbapenem-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae – Silvia Caballero – PLOS Pathogens

An Overview of Typical Infections of Research Mice: Health Monitoring and Prevention of Infection – James R. Fahey – Current Protocols in Mouse Biology

Editorial: The bug eye bandits – Yvonne Bordon – Nature Reviews Immunology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Species coexistence in simple microbial communities: unravelling the phenotypic landscape of co-occurring Metschnikowia species in floral nectar – María I. Pozo – Environmental Microbiology

Unveiling the metabolic potential of two soil-derived microbial consortia selected on wheat straw – Diego Javier Jiménez – Scientific Reports

Crop rotation of flooded rice with upland maize impacts the resident and active methanogenic microbial community – Björn Breidenbach – Environmental Microbiology

Water microbiome

Methane and microbial dynamics in the Gulf of Mexico water column – Chrisoulla Rakowski – Frontiers in Marine Science

Transformation of Organic Matter by Microbial Community in Sediments of Lake Baikal under Experimental Thermobaric Conditions of Protocatagenesis – Olga N. Pavlova – Geomicrobiology Journal

Extremophiles

Metagenomic analysis reveals that modern microbialites and polar microbial mats have similar taxonomic and functional potential – Richard A. White III – Frontiers in Microbiology

Review: Microbial ecology of the cryosphere: sea ice and glacial habitats – Antje Boetius – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Metagenomics and bioinformatics

ConStrains identifies microbial strains in metagenomic datasets – Chengwei Luo – Nature Biotechnology

Review: High-throughput bacterial functional genomics in the sequencing era – Andrew N Gray – Current Opinion in Microbiology

Techniques

Uniform and accurate single-cell sequencing based on emulsion whole-genome amplification – Yusi Fu – PNAS

Microbes in the news

Seal fur and Arctic bacteria leach toxic mercury into waters – Joshua Sokol – New Scientist

Time to Give Up Showers and Spray Yourself With a Coating of Live Bacteria
Madeleine Davies – Jezebel

A Look Inside the Lunch Boxes of Diet & Exercise Researchers – Ann Marie Awad – WRKF

Poo transplants can eliminate two superbugs from the gut: mice study – Eliza Berlage – The Conversation

Genetic Factors Drive Roles of Gut Bacteria in Diabetes and Obesity – News Wise

Bik’s Picks

Mercury offloaded in Northern elephant seal hair affects coastal seawater surrounding rookery – Jennifer M. Cossaboon – PNAS

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