September 10, 2015

Plaque microbiome model to predict caries development, ocular microbiota and Sjögren’s, and aging  fungus cultivating termites.


Free workshop at #UCDavis: “Microbial genomics and transcriptomics hands-on”, Sep 24-25 – Jonathan Eisen – Phylogenomics

Human skin and eye microbiome

TSP-1 Deficiency Alters Ocular Microbiota: Implications for Sjögren’s Syndrome Pathogenesis – Terzulli Marielle – Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Human oral microbiome

See “Telltale Mouth Microbes” article below, featuring yours truly: Prediction of Early Childhood Caries via Spatial-Temporal Variations of Oral Microbiota – Fei Teng – Cell Host & Microbe

Human respiratory microbiome

High-throughput sequencing of 16S rDNA amplicons characterizes bacterial composition in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid in patients with ventilator-associated pneumonia – Xiao-Jun Yang – Drug Design, Development and Therapy

Bacteria in the CF Lung: Isolation Drives Diversity – Pablo Manfredi – Cell Host & Microbe

Human reproductive tract microbiome

Cervicovaginal microbiome dysbiosis is associated with proteome changes related to alterations of the cervicovaginal mucosal barrier – H Borgdorff – Mucosal Immunology

Human gut microbiome

The Long-term Efficacy and Safety of Fecal Microbiota Transplant for Recurrent, Severe, and Complicated Clostridium difficile Infection in 146 Elderly Individuals – Agrawal, Manas – Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology

Gut Microbiome Composition in Young Nicaraguan Children During Diarrhea Episodes and Recovery – Sylvia Becker-Dreps – Am J Trop Med Hyg

PhD Thesis: Impaired Gut Microbial Community Development in Undernourished Children – Sathish Subramanian – Washington University

Review: Frenemies: Signaling and Nutritional Integration in Pathogen-Microbiota-Host Interactions – Elizabeth A. Cameron, Vanessa Sperandio – Cell Host & Microbe

Review: Fecal microbiota transplantation as therapy for inflammatory bowel disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis – Ruben J. Colman – Journal of Crohn’s and Colitis

Review: Candida albicans commensalism in the gastrointestinal tract – B. Anne Neville – Yeast Research

Review: Fecal microbiota analysis: an overview of sample collection methods and sequencing strategies – Vincent Thomas – Future Microbiology

Review: The interaction of commensal intestinal bacteria with helminth parasites – Mario M. Zaiss – Parasite Immunology

Animal microbiome

Age polyethism drives community structure of the bacterial gut microbiota in the fungus-cultivating termite Odontotermes formosanus – Hongjie Li – Environmental Microbiology

Diet is the primary determinant of bacterial community structure in the guts of higher termites – Aram Mikaelyan – Molecular Ecology

Isolation of aerobic cultivable cellulolytic bacteria from different regions of the gastrointestinal tract of giant land snail Achatina fulica – Guilherme L. Pinheiro – Frontiers in Microbiology

Plant, soil, and root microbiome

Fungal endophyte Phomopsis liquidambari affects nitrogen transformation processes and related microorganisms in the rice rhizosphere – Bo Yan – Frontiers in Microbiology

Soil fungi for mycoremediation of arsenic pollution in agriculture soils – Manvi Singh
– Journal of Applied Microbiology

Woody plant encroachment, and its removal, impact bacterial and fungal communities across stream and terrestrial habitats in a tallgrass prairie ecosystem – Allison M. Veach – Microbiology Ecology

Review: The role of microorganisms in the ecological functions of soils – T. G. Dobrovol’skaya – Eurasian Soil Science

Water microbiome

Studying composition of bacteriobenthic communities in the sediments of water ecosystems by fatty acid markers – N. G. Sherysheva – Aquatic Microbiology


Microbial life in Bourlyashchy, the hottest thermal pool of Uzon Caldera, Kamchatka -Nikolay A. Chernyh – Extremophiles

Microbes of the built environment

Metabolomic and high-throughput sequencing analysis – modern approach for the assessment of biodeterioration of materials from historic buildings – Beata Gutarowska – Frontiers in Microbiology

Metagenomics and bioinformatics

Fragmentation and coverage variation in viral metagenome assemblies, and their effect in diversity calculations – Rodrigo García-López – Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology

Tentacle: distributed quantification of genes in metagenomes – Fredrik Boulund – GigaScience

Potential and pitfalls of eukaryotic metagenome skimming: A test case for lichens
Bastian Greshake – Molecular Ecology Resources


Effects of freezing storage on the DNA extraction and microbial evaluation from anaerobic digested sludges – Valeria Romanazzi – BMC Research Notes

Microbes in the news

Telltale Mouth Microbes- The composition of the plaque microbiome can reveal a child’s risk of dental caries months before the decay appears, according to a study. – Jyoti Madhusoodanan – The Scientist

Researcher Succumbs To Cystic Fibrosis, Leaves Unique Investigative Legacy – Charles Moore – Cystic Fibrosis News Today

uBiome Extends Reach of Microbiome Testing Through Global Ambassador Program – PR Web

Get the Poop on Organisms Living in Your Gut With a New Consumer Laboratory Test Offered by American Gut and uBiome – Dark Daily

“A diversity of gifts”: article about the MBL Microbial Diversity course – Jonathan Eisen –

Nanomesh dressings may draw bacteria from chronic wounds – Ben Coxworth – GizMag

Purple bacteria signal zinc deficiency – James Urquhart – Chemistry World

Professor pursues bacteria-to-fuel research abroad: Dr. Galyna Kufryk spent part of the summer studying cyanobacteria at the Institut Pasteur in Paris – Janie Magruder – Grand Canyon University

Bacteria in Overdrive: a key organism in the ocean’s food web will start reproducing at high speed as carbon dioxide levels rise – Robert Perkins – USC Dornsife

Bacteria Hysteria

The Most Bacteria-Infested Places on an Airplane – Rachael Schultz – Shape

Microbes and art

AMNH to present The Secret World Inside You exhibit, 11/4 – Broadway World

Science, publishing, and career

Q&A: The academic satirist: Jorge Cham wowed graduate students with The PhD Movie in 2011 – Zoë Corbyn – Nature

Gender balance: Women are funded more fairly in social science – Paul J. Boyle – Nature


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