October 5, 2015

Characterizing and classifying the oral microbiome, homeostasis in the lung microbiome, collecting airborne microbes, and earthworms feeding on microbiomes.

Human oral microbiome

An accurate and efficient experimental approach for characterization of the complex oral microbiota – Wei Zheng – Microbiome

Phylogenetic approaches to microbial community classification – Jie Ning and Robert G. Beiko – Microbiome

DGGE: Stability of saliva microbiota during moderate consumption of red wine – Elvira Barroso – Archives of Oral Biology

Human respiratory tract microbiome

Review: Homeostasis and its Disruption in the Lung Microbiome – Robert P. Dickson – Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol

Human gut microbiome

Faecalibacterium prausnitzii subspecies–level dysbiosis in the human gut microbiome underlying atopic dermatitis – Han Song – Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Animal models

Adaptation of the cecal bacterial microbiome of growing pigs in response to resistant starch type 4 – Barbara U. Metzler-Zebeli – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Landscape Position Influences Microbial Composition and Function via Redistribution of Soil Water across a Watershed – Zhe Du – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Waste treatment microbiology

Feeding on microbiomes: effects of detritivory on the taxonomic and phylogenetic bacterial composition of animal manures – Manuel Aira – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Food microbiology

Microbial diversity and dynamics throughout manufacturing and ripening of surface ripened semi-hard Danish Danbo cheeses investigated by culture-independent techniques – Mia Ryssel – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Air / Built environment microbiome

Passive dust collectors for assessing airborne microbial material – Rachel I. Adams – Microbiome

Microbes in the news

Beating parasites wins three scientists Nobel prize for medicine: “I think the microbes might almost deserve it more than I do” – Reuters

Nobel Prize Doctors still spreading word of bacteria find – Cathy O’Leary – The West Australian

Intrapartum antibiotics associated with altered infant gut microbiome – Maren Shapiro and Leah Bressler – 2MinuteMedicine

L’eau de bacteria: A whiff of the future? Biotech firms explore using microorganisms to produce flavors, fragrances – Benjamin Plackett – The Charlotte Observer

uBiome Co-Founder Jessica Richman Scoops Top Prize At IVY Awards, uBiome Is Finalist In MedTech Innovator of 2015 – PR Web

Podcast: Our microbiome and our health. Guests: Gary Wu, Tracy Bale, Frederic Bushman – RadioTimes

Microbiome Monday: Animals and Their BFFs – American Museum of Natural History

Permafrost-eating bacteria: a new twist on thawing Arctic and global warming – Thomas S Bianchi – The Conversation

Microbes may play a major role in cloud formation and wet weather – Richard Gray – Daily Mail

Volkswagen: Diesel transplants reveal likely culprit behind DeiselGate: car microbiomes -featuring Jeferina Gordon, Josephine Candelsman, and Hands Dieter Poetsch – – Morten Blaser – The Megabiome

Bacteria Hysteria

Take care when reusing bags: Reusing carrier bags for a diverse range of contents puts consumers at risk of bacterial contamination – Worthing Herald


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