September 12, 2015

Human gut microbiome reshaping by antibiotics, human gut microbiome and  blood lipids, periodontal disease in dogs, and microbial diversity in the presence of sequencing errors.

Human skin microbiome

Very small and not quite original study: Microbial Forensic Analysis of Bacterial Fingerprint by Sequence Comparison of 16S rRNA Gene – So-Yeon Lee – Forensic Research

Human gut microbioma

The initial state of the human gut microbiome determines its reshaping by antibiotics – Frédéric Raymond – The ISME Journal

The Gut Microbiome Contributes to a Substantial Proportion of the Variation in Blood Lipids – Jingyaun Fu – Circulation Research

Microbiome and Potential Targets for Chemoprevention of Esophageal Adenocarcinoma – Antonio Galvao Neto, M – Seminars in Oncology

Review: Gut Microbiome and the Development of Food Allergy and Allergic Disease – Benjamin T. Prince – Pediatrics Clinics of North America

Review: The Microbiome and Its Potential as a Cancer Preventive Intervention
Scott J. Bultman – Seminars in Oncology

Animal microbiome

A longitudinal assessment of changes in bacterial community composition associated with the development of periodontal disease in dogs – Corrin Wallis- Veterinary Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Microbiote shift in the Medicago sativa rhizosphere in response to cyanotoxins extract exposure – Fatima El Khalloufi – Science of the Total Environment

Bacterial endophytes of sweet potato tuberous roots affected by the plant genotype and growth stage – Joana Montezano Marques – Applied Soil Ecology

Impact of grazing abandonment on plant and soil microbial communities in an Atlantic mountain grassland – A. Aldezabal – Applied Soil Ecology

Phyllosphere and carposphere bacterial communities in olive plants subjected to different cultural practices – Silvia Pascazio

Maize biochar addition rate influences soil enzyme activity and microbial community composition in a fluvo-aquic soil – Xiubin Wang – Applied Soil Ecology

Water microbiome

Microscopy- or DNA-based analyses: Which methodology gives a truer picture of stream-dwelling decomposer fungal diversity? – Isabel Fernandes – Fungal Ecology

Bioinformatics and metagenomics

Ten Simple Rules for a Computational Biologist’s Laboratory Notebook – Santiago Schnell – PLOS Computational Biology

Estimating and comparing microbial diversity in the presence of sequencing errors – Chun-Huo Chiu, Anne Chao – PeerJ Preprint

Poster abstract: How to design an efficient and robust pipeline for 16S rRNA-gene sequence analysis to improve our understanding on microbial communities? – Lucas Auer – Journées Ouvertes Biologie Informatique Mathématiques


Another blast from the past: Simple fools guide to PCR v1 – Jonathan Eisen – Microbenet

Microbes in the news

Link between microbiota 
and piglet performance – All About Feed

Researchers compare the gut viromes of Malawian children with severe acute malnutrition – Christopher Packham – Medical Xpress

Keeping gut bacteria in balance could help delay age-related diseases, study finds – Stuart Wolpert – Medical Xpress

Gut Microbes Associated With HDL, Triglycerides, and BMI – Becky McCall – MedScape

How Bacteria Control Your Cholesterol – Alice Park – Time

Why You Should Not Wear Contact Lenses – Health Impact News

Science, publishing, and career

Eva Harris: making science democratic, and sustainable – The Lancet



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