October 23, 2015

Nasopharyngeal microbiota in infants with CF, antibiotic use makes kids heavier, H7N9 virus infection effects on microbiome, microbial sequence capture in soil, and the microbiology of plumbing. Happy Friday!

Human respiratory microbiome

Development of the Nasopharyngeal Microbiota in Infants with Cystic Fibrosis – Sabine M.P.J. Prevaes – American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

Familial and Microbiological Contribution to the Otitis-Prone Condition – Matthew C. Morris – International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology

Human gut microbiome

Antibiotic use and childhood body mass index trajectory – B S Schwartz – International Journal of Obesity

Influence of H7N9 virus infection and associated treatment on human gut microbiota – Nan Qin – Scientific Reports

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Captured metagenomics: large-scale targeting of genes based on ‘sequence capture’ reveals functional diversity in soils – Lokeshwaran Manoharan – DNA Research

Soil fungi for mycoremediation of arsenic pollution in agriculture soils – M. Singh – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Phylogenetic structure of soil bacterial communities predicts ecosystem functioning – Eduardo Pérez-Valera – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Food microbiology

DGGE: The Occurrence of Beer Spoilage Lactic Acid Bacteria in Craft Beer Production – Cristiana Garofalo – Journal of Food Science

Built Environment microbiology

Impact of Water Chemistry, Pipe Material and Stagnation on the Building Plumbing Microbiome – Pan Ji – PLOS ONE

Whole-building decontamination of Bacillus anthracis Sterne spores by methyl bromide fumigation – S. Serre – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Microbes in the news

The Microbial Neighbors in Your Tap Water Episode 1: Say Hello to the Building Plumbing Microbiome – Pan Ji – MicroBEnet

Star biologist pinpoints role of microbes in disease: Interview with Rob Knight -Gary Robbins – San Diego Union Tribune

Microbiome Signature Can Predict Risk of C. difficile Treatment Failure. Interview with
Dr. Sahil Khanna – Medical Research

Too Many Antibiotics May Make Children Heavier – Alice Park – Time

Nano Power Grids Discovered Between Bacteria – Controlled Environments

The secret behind kimchi’s sour taste: Kimchi doesn’t just contain bacteria, but viruses as well – Veronique Greenwood – BBC

Ancient Safety Valve Linking Pollen To Bacteria Discovered – Science2.0

Scientists say deep-sea bacteria could neutralize CO2 – Brooks Hays – UPI

Science, publishing, and career

The power of mentoring – Carol Lynn Curchoe – Science

The Odds That a Panel Would ‘Randomly’ Be All Men Are Astronomical – Lauren Bacon – The Atlantic

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