October 2, 2015

Human gut microbiome

Mucosa-Associated Faecalibacterium prausnitzii Phylotype Richness Is Reduced in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Mireia Lopez-Siles – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Comparison of Fecal Microbiota in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Neurotypical Siblings in the Simons Simplex Collection – Joshua S. Son – PLOS ONE

Specific members of the predominant gut microbiota predict pouchitis following colectomy and IPAA in UC – Kathleen Machiels – Gut

Review: The Intestinal Microbiome in Bariatric Surgery Patients – Christine M. Peat – European Eating Disorders Review

Human urinary tract microbiome

Incontinence medication response relates to the female urinary microbiota – Krystal J. Thomas-White – International Urogynecology Journal

Animal models

In rats: N-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (PUFAs) Reverse the Impact of Early-Life Stress on the Gut Microbiota – Matteo M. Pusceddu – PLOS ONE

Table grape consumption reduces adiposity and markers of hepatic lipogenesis and alters gut microbiota in butter fat-fed mice – Jessie Baldwin – The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry

In mice: Metagenomic insights into tetracycline effects on microbial community and antibiotic resistance of mouse gut – Jinbao Yin – Ecotoxicology

Review: Changes to the Intestinal Microbiome With Parenteral Nutrition – Review of a Murine Model and Potential Clinical Implications – Farokh R. Demehri – Nutrition in Clinical Practice

Plant, root, and soil microbiology

Profile Changes in the Soil Microbial Community When Desert Becomes Oasis – Chen-hua Li – PLOS ONE

Water microbiology

The Ocean as a Global Reservoir of Antibiotic Resistance Genes – Stephen M. Hatosy – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Diversity of Miscellaneous Crenarchaeotic Group archaea in freshwater karstic lakes and their segregation between planktonic and sediment habitats – Mireia Fillol – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

DGGE: Bacterial Diversity in Bohai Bay Solar Saltworks, China – Jiaojiao Zhang – Current Microbiology


Quantitative Microbial Ecology through Stable Isotope Probing – Bruce A. Hungate – Applied and Environmental Microbiology


Robust species taxonomy assignment algorithm for 16S rRNA NGS reads: application to oral carcinoma samples – Nezar Noor Al-Hebshi – Journal of Oral Microbiology

Science, publishing, and career

Predatory publishers earned $75 million last year, study finds – John Bohannon – Science

‘Predatory’ open access: a longitudinal study of article volumes and market characteristics – Cenyu Shen and Bo-Christer Björk – BMC Medicine

Ten Simple Rules for Protecting Research Integrity – David M. Shaw, Thomas C. Erren – PLOS Computational Biology

Microbes in the news

How gut health affects cycling performance – Cycling Weekly

Microbial sampling starts in Cherokee Homes – Jordan Peccia – MicroBEnet

Why It Was Easier to Be Skinny in the 1980s – Olga Khazan – The Atlantic

How do we protect ourselves from Martian bacteria? – Anjana Ahuja – World Economic Forum


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