October 28, 2015

A global microbiome initiative, diversity of bumblebee gut microbes and rhizophere, and the microbiome of Brazilian banknotes.

General microbiome

Microbiology: Create a global microbiome effort – Nicole Dubilier, Margaret McFall-Ngai& Liping Zhao – Nature

A unified initiative to harness Earth’s microbiomes – A. P. Alivisatos – Science

Human gut microbiome

Two healthy diets modulate gut microbial community improving insulin sensitivity in a human obese population – Carmen Haro – Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism

Animal microbiome

Mollusk: Characterization of Bacterial Communities Associated with the Tyrian Purple Producing Gland in a Marine Gastropod – Ajit Kumar Ngangbam – PLOS ONE

Bees: Colony contact contributes to the diversity of gut bacteria in bumblebees (Bombus terrestris) – Annelies Billiet – Insect Science

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Complementarity among plant growth promoting traits in rhizospheric bacterial communities promotes plant growth – Mangal Singh – Scientific Reports

Analysis of the community compositions of rhizosphere fungi in soybeans continuous cropping fields – Li Bai – Microbiological Research

Plant Invasions Associated with Change in Root-Zone Microbial Community Structure and Diversity – Richard R. Rodrigues – PLOS ONE

Water microbiome

Large-Scale Biomonitoring of Remote and Threatened Ecosystems via High-Throughput Sequencing – Joel F. Gibson – PLOS ONE

Food microbiome

A Novel Bacteriophage Targeting Cronobacter sakazakii is a Potential Biocontrol Agent in Foods – Ju-Hoon Lee – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Money microbiome

Molecular Analysis of Bacterial Microbiota on Brazilian Currency Note Surfaces
Tairacan Augusto Pereira da Fonseca – Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health

Microbial Ecology, more microbes

Fungal communities as an experimental approach to Darwin’s naturalization hypothesis
María Camila Morales – Research in Microbiology

Inferring Infection Patterns Based on a Connectivity Map of Host Transcriptional Responses – Lu Han – Scientific Reports


DNA Barcoding through Quaternary LDPC Codes – Elizabeth Tapia – PLOS ONE


Highly divergent ancient gene families in metagenomic samples are compatible with additional divisions of life – Philippe Lopez – Biology Direct

Microbes in the news

Hey Obama, Can We Have a Unified Microbiome Initiative? Yours, the microbiologists – Ed Yong – The Atlantic

Intestinal Worms ‘Talk’ With Gut Bacteria – Talal Al-Khatib – Discovery

Intestinal Worms May Boost Our Immune System By Communicating With Gut Bacteria – Ed Cara – Medical Daily

Collecting dust from the International Space Station: an author Q+A – Sophie Marchant – BioMedCentral Blogs

Antarctic Bacteria Prove Resilient – Glacier Hub

Bacteria-Powered Shirts Vent When You Sweat – Glenn McDonald – Discovery

New Sherwin-Williams paint kills infection-causing bacteria – Nathan Bomey – USA Today

Bacteria Hysteria

Nasty Bacteria Found In Halloween Masks – MSN


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