September 22, 2015

Effect of hookworm infection on microbiome of celiac subjects, neutrophil ageing, altering the bone niche, and a personal microbial cloud.

Pregnancy and birth

Influence of a combination of probiotics on bacterial infections in very low birthweight newborns – Zlatka Kanic – Wiener klinische Wochenschrift

Microbiome of death

High-throughput nucleotide sequence analysis of diverse bacterial communities in leachates of decomposing pig carcasses – Seung Hak Yang – Genetics and Molecular Biology

Human respiratory tract microbiome

Investigation of bacterial repopulation after sinus surgery and perioperative antibiotics – Leah J. Hauser – International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology

Human oral microbiome

Comparison of Subgingival and Peri-implant Microbiome in Chronic Periodontitis – Zhang, Qian – Chinese Journal of Dental Research

The novel association between red complex of oral microbe and body mass index in healthy Japanese: a population based cross-sectional study – Kanae Matsushita – Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition

Human gut microbiome

The relationship between faecal-associated and mucosal-associated microbiota in irritable bowel syndrome patients and healthy subjects – I. Rangel – Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics

Experimental hookworm infection and escalating gluten challenges are associated with increased microbial richness in celiac subjects – Paul Giacomin – Scientific Reports

Effect of administering a multi-species probiotic mixture on the changes in fecal microbiota and symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial – Hyuk Yoon – Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition

Review: Improving healthspan via changes in gut microbiota and fermentation – Michael J. Keenan – AGE

Review: Gastric Microbiota – Gianluca Ianiro – Helicobacter

Thesis: High-resolution analysis of the human intestinal microbiota stability landscape – Tineka Blake – Aalto University

Animal models

An integrated metabonomics and microbiology analysis of host-microbiota metabolic interactions in rats with Coptis chinensis-induced diarrhea – Yemeng Li – RCS Advances

Microbiota from Obese Mice Regulate Hematopoietic Stem Cell Differentiation by Altering the Bone Niche – Yubin Luo – Cell Metabolism

The levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system is associated with delayed endocervical clearance of Chlamydia trachomatis without alterations in vaginal microbiota – E.R. Liechty – Pathogens and Disease

Goldfish: Correlations of Gut Microbial Community Shift with Hepatic Damages and Growth Inhibition of Carassius auratus Induced by Pentachlorophenol Exposure – Haifeng Kan – Environmental Science & Technology

Neutrophil ageing is regulated by the microbiome – Dachuan Zhang – Nature

Animal microbiome

Diversity analysis of diazotrophs associated with corals from Xisha and Sanya, South China Sea – Qingsong Yang – Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management

Characterization of the Skin Microbiota in Italian Stream Frogs (Rana italica) Infected and Uninfected by a Cutaneous Parasitic Disease – Ermanno Federici – Microbes and Environments

Microbial diversity and activity in the Nematostella vectensis holobiont: insights from 16S rRNA gene sequencing, isolate genomes, and a pilot-scale survey of gene expression
Jia Y. Har – Frontiers in Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Endophytic bacterial communities associated with two explant sources of Eucalyptus benthamii Maiden & Cambage – Natalia Pimentel Esposito-Polesi – World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Endospores, prokaryotes, and microbial indicators in arable soils from three long-term experiments – Paulina Tamez-Hidalgo – Biology and Fertility of Soils

Namib Desert dune/interdune transects exhibit habitat-specific edaphic bacterial communities – Sandra Ronca – Frontiers in Microbiology

Responses of aromatic-degrading microbial communities to elevated nitrate in sediments
Meiying Xu – Environmental Science & Technology

Climate change and physical disturbance cause similar community shifts in biological soil crusts – Scott Ferrenberg – PNAS

Water / Extremophile microbiome

Patchy-distributed ciliate (Protozoa) diversity of eight polar communities as determined by 454 amplicon pyrosequencing – Jae-Ho Jung – Animal Cells and Systems

Protist communities in a marine oxygen minimum zone off Costa Rica by 454 pyrosequencing – H. Jing – Biogeosciences Discussions

Built environment microbiome

Humans differ in their personal microbial cloud – James F. Meadow – PeerJ

Waste microbiology

Relationship between bacterial diversity and environmental parameters during composting of different raw materials – Xueqin Wang – Bioresource Technology

The sociality of bioremediation: Hijacking the social lives of microbial populations to clean up heavy metal contamination – Siobhan O’Brien, Angus Buckling – EMBO Reports

Culturing oil sands microbes as mixed species communities enhances ex situ model naphthenic acid degradation – Marc A. Demeter – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbial Ecology

Predicting microbial traits with phylogenies – Marta Goberna and Miguel Verdú – The ISME Journal

Bioinformatics and metagenomics

Metagenomic reconstructions of bacterial CRISPR loci constrain population histories – Christine L Sun – The ISME Journal

CCLasso: correlation inference for compositional data through Lasso – Huaying Fang – Bioinformatics

Computational methodology for predicting the landscape of the human–microbial interactome region level influence – Edgar D. Coelho – Journal of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology


Targeted single molecule mutation detection with massively parallel sequencing – Mark T. Gregory – Nucleic Acids Research

Micelle PCR reduces chimera formation in 16S rRNA profiling of complex microbial DNA mixtures – Stefan A. Boers – Scientific Reports

Virome Capture Sequencing Enables Sensitive Viral Diagnosis and Comprehensive Virome Analysis – Thomas Briese – mBio

Microbes in the news

Wherever You Go, Your Personal Cloud Of Microbes Follows – Rob Stein – NPR

Former CEO knew about contamination, wrote “Just ship it”: 28 years for salmonella: Peanut exec gets groundbreaking sentence – Moni Basu – CNN

UGA microbiology researchers identify potential mechanism for neurodegenerative diseases – News Medical

Researchers find novel signature in the brains of children with cerebral malaria – EurekAlert

Science, publishing, and career

About annoying invitations to write papers in questionable journals and strategies how to handle those: You are invited to submit… – David Moher and Anubhav Srivastava – BMC Medicine

Bik’s Picks

8 trillion microbeads pollute U.S. aquatic habitats daily – Jareen Imam – CNN

Science Says This Is the Sound Giraffes Make – Alexandra Sifferlin – Time

I Am the Walrus: What 35,000 Walruses Tell Us About Our Future in Warming World – Miyoko Sakashita – Huffington Post



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