November 3, 2015

Dog exposure and childhood asthma, earthworm poop, thermally stressed corals, and cryospheric ecosystems.

General microbiome

From culturomics to taxonomogenomics: A need to change the taxonomy of prokaryotes in clinical microbiology – Pierre-Edouard Fournier – Anaerobe

Study from Sweden with patients and dogs registries: Early Exposure to Dogs and Farm Animals and the Risk of Childhood Asthma – Tove Fall – JAMA Pediatrics

Human gut microbiome

Plagiarism in intro and only CFU data for E. coli and lactic acid bacteria: A Comparative Study of Gut Microbiota Profiles of Children Living in Kulon Progo and West Lombok – Siti Helmyati – Pakistan Journal of Nutrition

Microbial Signatures in Post-Infectious Irritable Bowel Syndrome – Towards Patient Stratification for Improved Diagnostics and Treatment – Jonna Jalanka – Gut Microbes

Review: Genetic Variations in Vitamin D Metabolism Genes and the Microbiome, in the Presence of Adverse Environmental Changes, Increase Immune Dysregulation – Laing BB
and Ferguson LR – Austin Journal of Nutrition & Metabolism

Animal models

In mice: Gut microbe-derived extracellular vesicles induce insulin resistance, thereby impairing glucose metabolism in skeletal muscle – Youngwoo Choi – Scientific Reports

In mice: Influence of whole-wheat consumption on fecal microbial ecology of obese diabetic mice – Jose F Garcia-Mazcorro – PeerJ Preprints

Earthworms: Characterization of the bacterial communities of casts from Eisenia andrei fed with different substrates – Manuel Aira – Applied Soil Ecology


Viral and Bacterial Epibionts in Thermally-Stressed Corals – Hanh Nguyen-Kim – J Mar Sci Eng

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Cross-biome comparison of microbial association networks – Karoline Faust – Frontiers in Microbiology

Response of microbial communities from an apple orchard and grassland soils to the first-time application of the fungicide tetraconazole – Sławomir Sułowicz – Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

A Chemical Perspective on Microalgal–Microbial Interactions – Erik F.Y. Hom – Trends in Plant Science

Availability of different nitrogen forms changes the microbial communities and enzyme activities in the rhizosphere of maize lines with different nitrogen use efficiency – Laura Giagnoni – Applied Soil Ecology

Shifts in microbial communities do not explain the response of grassland ecosystem function to plant functional composition and rainfall change – Ellen L. Fry – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Copper and temperature modify microbial communities, ammonium and sulfate release in soil – Rui Ferreira – Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science

Review: Mitigating climate change through managing constructed-microbial communities in agriculture – Cyd E. Hamilton – Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment

Extremophile microbiome

Editorial: Cryospheric ecosystems: a synthesis of snowpack and glacial research – Andy Hodson – Environmental Research Letters

Bioinformatics and metagenomics

AmpliconDuo: A Split-Sample Filtering Protocol for High-Throughput Amplicon Sequencing of Microbial Communities – Anja Lange – PLOS ONE

Subtractive assembly for comparative metagenomics, and its application to type 2 diabetes metagenomes – Mingjie Wang – Genome Biology

MaxBin 2.0: an automated binning algorithm to recover genomes from multiple metagenomic datasets – Yu-Wei Wu – Bioinformatics


Integrated micro-optofluidic platform for real-time detection of airborne microorganisms – Jeongan Choi – Scientific Reports

Microbes in the news

Microbesity: Obesity appears linked to the gut microbiome. How and why is still a mystery—but scientists have plenty of ideas – Jenny Rood – The Scientist

Science, publishing, and career

“There’s No Crying in Academia,” Acknowledging Emotional Labour in the Academy  – Margeaux Feldman – Gender and Society

2015 Life Sciences Salary Survey – Karen Zusi and Amanda B. Keener – The Scientist



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