October 19, 2015

None of the Elsevier links from my PubMed alert worked today, and I could not find the articles through other searches. So just a short digest with polymicrobial DNA in sepsis patients and a collection of pre-antibiotic bacteria.

Infection microbiome

The development and application of a molecular community profiling strategy to identify polymicrobial bacterial DNA in the whole blood of septic patients – MMP Faria – BMC Microbiology

Rapid metagenomic identification of viral pathogens in clinical samples by real-time nanopore sequencing analysis – Alexander L. Greninger – Genome Medicine

Microbiome models

The gut microbiota modulates host amino acid and glutathione metabolism in mice – Adil Mardinoglu – Molecular Systems Biology

Microbiome engineering could select for more virulent pathogens – Luke McNally – BioRxiv

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Culture-dependent and culture-independent methods reveal diverse methylotrophic communities in terrestrial environments – Özge Eyice – Archives of Microbiology

Other microbiology

The Murray collection of pre-antibiotic era Enterobacteriacae: a unique research resource – Kate S. Baker – Genome Medicine

Microbes in the news

Mac researcher eyes gut bacteria in preventing celiac disease: Elena Verdú – Joanna Frketich – Hamilton Spectator

This is of concern: No time to take safety training, says infected microbiology lab supervisor: report – Ruth Bonneville – Winnipeg Free Press

A super short microbial tour of Paris tombs – Rosin Cerate

How a 500-year experiment to revive dormant microbes could reveal the secrets to cheating time – Alex Riley – Aeon


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