October 29, 2015

Library prep technology, skin communities in urban and rural populations, rarity in aquatic microbes, and the microbiome of solar panels.

Pregnancy and birth

The commensal infant gut meta-mobilome as a potential reservoir for persistent multidrug resistance integrons – Anuradha Ravi – Scientific Reports

Associations between human milk oligosaccharides and infant body composition in the first 6 mo of life – Tanya L Alderete – The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Human skin microbiome

The Influence of Age and Gender on Skin-Associated Microbial Communities in Urban and Rural Human Populations – Shi Ying – PLOS ONE

Human respiratory microbiome

Review: A comprehensive review of the nasal microbiome in chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) – Mahboobeh Mahdavinia – Clinical & Experimental Allergy

Human gut microbiome

Lactobacillus casei Shirota Supplementation Does Not Restore Gut Microbiota Composition and Gut Barrier in Metabolic Syndrome: A Randomized Pilot Study – Vanessa Stadlbauer – PLOS ONE

DGGE: The duodenal microbiota composition in children with active coeliac disease is influenced for the degree of enteropathy – F. Girón Fernández-Crehuet – Anales de Pediatría (English Edition)

Review: The microbiome and its pharmacological targets: therapeutic avenues in cardiometabolic diseases – Ana Luisa Neves – Current Opinion in Pharmacology

Review: Microbiome impact on metabolism and function of sex, thyroid,
growth and parathyroid hormones – Michał Kunc – Acta Biochimica Polonica

Review: Intestinal Microbiota: From Inflammatory Bowel Disease to Bone Marrow Transplantation – Ernst Holler – Blood

Review: Dysbiotic gut microbiome: A key element of Crohn’s disease – Styrk Furnes Øyri – Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

Infection microbiology

Serum bacterial DNA detection in patients with cholangitis after Kasai procedure – Qianfu Luo – Pediatrics International

Deceiving title (not about microbiome but infection): Breast Implant–Associated Infections: The Role of the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program and the Local Microbiome – Cohen, Justin B. – Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Influence of microbiome species in hard-to-heal wounds on disease severity and treatment duration – Dagmar Chudobova – The Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases

Animal and bioreactor models

The gut microbiota plays a protective role in the host defence against pneumococcal pneumonia – Tim J Schuijt – Gut

In mice: The Intestinal Microbiota Contributes to the Ability of Helminths to Modulate Allergic Inflammation – Mario M. Zaiss – Cell

Normalization of Host Intestinal Mucus Layers Requires Long-Term Microbial Colonization – Malin E.V. Johansson – Cell Host & Microbe

Microbiota-Dependent Hepatic Lipogenesis Mediated by Stearoyl CoA Desaturase 1 (SCD1) Promotes Metabolic Syndrome in TLR5-Deficient Mice – Vishal Singh – Cell Metabolism

Influences of graphene on microbial community and antibiotic resistance genes in mouse gut as determined by high-throughput sequencing – Yongchao Xie – Chemosphere

The longitudinal effect of a multi-strain probiotic on the intestinal bacterial microbiota of neonatal foals – A. Schoster – Equine Veterinary Journal

A longitudinal assessment of changes in bacterial community composition associated with the development of periodontal disease in dogs – Corrin Wallis – Veterinary Microbiology

Assessment of prebiotic potential of Akpan-yoghurt-like product and effects on the human intestinal microbiota – Beatriz Gullón – Journal of Functional Foods

Relationship between inflammation, the gut microbiota, and metabolic osteoarthritis development: studies in a rat model – K.H. Collins – Osteoarthritis and Cartilage

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Long-term reactive nitrogen loading alters soil carbon and microbial community properties in a subalpine forest ecosystem – Claudia M. Boot – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Do arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi stabilize litter-derived carbon in soil? – Erik Verbruggen – Journal of Ecology

Editorial: Does Microbial Diversity Confound General Predictions? – Marie Duhamel – Trends in Plant Science

Water microbiome

Review: Rarity in aquatic microbes: placing protists on the map – Ramiro Logares – Research in Microbiology

Waste microbiology

Functional responses and adaptation of mesophilic microbial communities to psychrophilic anaerobic digestion – Eoin Gunnigle – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

An ‘omics’ approach towards the characterisation of laboratory scale anaerobic digesters treating municipal sewage sludge – D.J. Beale – Water Research

Extremophile microbiome

Functional analysis of the archaea, bacteria, and viruses from a halite endolithic microbial community – Alexander Crits-Christoph – BioRxiv

A highly diverse, desert-like microbial biocenosis on solar panels in a Mediterranean city – Pedro Dorado-Morales – BioRxiv

Food microbiology

Microbial community dynamics in thermophilic undefined milk starter cultures – Eugenio Parente – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Metagenomics and bioinformatics

ARK: Aggregation of Reads by K-Means for Estimation of Bacterial Community Composition – David Koslicki – PLOS ONE

Linear-time superbubble identification algorithm for genome assembly – Ljiljana Brankovic – Theoretical Computer Science

Bifidobacteria exhibit social behavior through carbohydrate resource sharing in the gut – Christian Milani – Scientific Reports

Power law analysis of the human microbiome – Zhanshan (Sam) Ma – Molecular Ecology

More microbiology

Bioactive natural products from novel microbial sources – Victoria L. Challinor – Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences

Conference report: Bacterial Networks in Cells and Communities – Victor Sourjik – Journal of Molecular Biology

Self-establishing communities enable cooperative metabolite exchange in a eukaryote – Kate Campbell – eLife


Library preparation methodology can influence genomic and functional predictions in human microbiome research – Marcus B. Jones – PNAS

Microbes in the news

Scientists Urge National Initiative on Microbiomes – Carl Zimmer – New York Times

Fecal transplant pills: Large-scale production begins: Nonprofit stool bank launched by MIT researchers completes first dose-finding study – GlobeNewsWire


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