September 23, 2015

Animal models

In mice: The outer mucus layer hosts a distinct intestinal microbial niche – Hai Li – Nature Communications

Animal microbiome

Baleen whales host a unique gut microbiome with similarities to both carnivores and herbivores – Jon G. Sanders – Nature Communications

Differences in Bacterial Community Structure in Two Color Morphs of the Hawaiian Reef Coral Montipora capitata – Amanda Shore-Maggio – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Macaque feces: Non-random patterns in viral diversity – Simon J. Anthony – Nature Communications

Stable Associations Masked by Temporal Variability in the Marine Copepod Microbiome – Pia H. Moisander – PLOS ONE

Bacterial Diversity and Community Structure in the Pine Wood Nematode Bursaphelenchus xylophilus and B. mucronatus with Different Virulence by High-Throughput Sequencing of the 16S rDNA – Yang Xiang – PLOS ONE

Survey of Ixodes pacificus Ticks in California Reveals a Diversity of Microorganisms and a Novel and Widespread Anaplasmataceae Species – Mark W. Eshoo – PLOS ONE

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Plant diversity drives soil microbial biomass carbon in grasslands irrespective of global environmental change factors – Madhav Prakash Thakur – Global Change Biology

Trait-based partner selection drives mycorrhizal network assembly – Pierre-Luc Chagnon – Oikos

Antifungal Rhizosphere Bacteria Can increase as Response to the Presence of Saprotrophic Fungi – Wietse de Boer – PLOS ONE

Exometabolite niche partitioning among sympatric soil bacteria – Richard Baran – Nature Communications

Water microbiome

The dynamical landscape of marine phytoplankton diversity – Marina Lévy – Journal of the Royal Society/Interface

Bioinformatics

PhyloMeasures: a package for computing phylogenetic biodiversity measures and their statistical moments – Constantinos Tsirogiannis and Brody Sandel – Ecography

RAMBO-K: Rapid and Sensitive Removal of Background Sequences from Next Generation Sequencing Data – Simon H. Tausch – PLOS ONE

Microbes in the news

You Produce a Microbial Cloud That Can Act Like an Invisible Fingerprint – Brian Handwerk – Smithsonian

Baleen Whale Shares Gut Microbiome Features with Land Herbivores, Carnivores – Genome Web

Bacteria Turns Santa Barbara Bird Refuge Pink – Alys Martinez – KEYT.com

Microbiome Diversity Affects Chemotherapy-Related Infection – Kate Johnson – Medscape

NASA’s Human Research Program studies how Microbes interact with Astronauts during Spaceflight – Amy Blanchett and Laurie Abadie – NASA

Stanford team re-engineers virus to deliver therapies to cells – Tom Abate – Stanford News

Science, publishing, and career

Four Proposals to Help Improve the Medical Research Literature – David Moher , Douglas G. Altman – PLOS Medicine

Gender contributes to personal research funding success in The Netherlands – Romy van der Lee and Naomi Ellemers – PNAS

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