October 8, 2015

Animal models

Impact of the gut microbiota on the neuroendocrine and behavioural responses to stress in rodents – Sylvie Rabot – OCL

Animal microbiome

Community Structure and Function of Amphibian Skin Microbes: An Experiment with Bullfrogs Exposed to a Chytrid Fungus – Jenifer B. Walke – PLOS ONE

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Contrasting microbial biogeographical patterns between anthropogenic subalpine grasslands and natural alpine grasslands – Roberto A. Geremia – New Phytologist

Disentangling the ‘brown world’ faecal–detritus interaction web: dung beetle effects on soil microbial properties – Eleanor M. Slade – Oikos

Molecular Characterization and Assessment of Phylogenetic Relationship among Tomato Rhizospheric Bacterial Population – Rabaila Riaz – Biologia (Pakistan)

Metagenomic analysis of microbial community in uranium-contaminated soil – Xun Yan – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Periphytic and planktonic bacterial community structure in turbid and clear shallow lakes of the Pampean Plain (Argentina): a CARD-FISH approach – Sánchez, Laura María – Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research

Composition of ammonia-oxidizing archaea and their contribution to nitrification in a high-temperature hot spring – S. Chen – Biogeosciences Discussions

Waste treatment microbiology

Molecular Assessment of Microbial Species Involved in the Biodegradation of Crude Oil in Saline Niger Delta Sediments Using Bioreactors – Chioma Blaise Chikere – Bioremediation & Biodegradation

Exploring antibiotic resistance genes and metal resistance genes in plasmid metagenomes from wastewater treatment plants – An-Dong Li – Frontiers in Microbiology

Metagenomics and bioinformatics

Higher Classification Accuracy of Short Metagenomic Reads by Discriminative Spaced k-mers – Rachid Ounit, Stefano Lonardi – Algorithms in Bioinformatics

Microbes in the news

From Bacteria to Mold, Health Concerns Abound in Aftermath of South Carolina Flooding – Associated Press

Researchers team up with Illumina to speed-read your microbiome – Medical Xpress

I Sent a Sample of My Poop to uBiome – Sarah Scoles – Discover Magazine

Video: Where are The Most Bacteria-Filled Places In Your Life? – Discover

A ‘bacterial condom’ could help prevent HIV – Alexandra Ossola – Popular Science

Wrap up of talk by Norm Pace on “Metagenomics and the Tree of Life” – Jonathan Eisen – MicroBEnet

Frog Microbes May Help Fight Disease: Commensal skin bacteria adjusted their community structure when frogs were exposed to chytrid fungus in a recent study – Karen Zusi – The Scientist

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