November 6, 2015

Dog skin, kangaroo methane emissions, flea microbiome and ecology, domestication of wine yeast, and surface reflectance by roof microbes.

Events

11th International Meeting on Microbial Epidemiological Markers (IMMEM XI), March 2016, Portugal – Abstract submission deadline: November 10

General microbiome

Microbiomes in light of traits: A phylogenetic perspective – Jennifer B. H. Martiny – Science

The ecology of the microbiome: Networks, competition, and stability – Katharine Z. Coyte – Science

What makes the gut microbiome stable? – Caroline Ash – Science

Microbiome, a new dimension in cancer research – Antonio Galvao Neto – Annals of Translational Medicine

Human gut microbiome

Characterization of the salivary microbiome in patients with pancreatic cancer – Pedro J. Torres – PeerJ

Animal microbiome

What is living on your dog’s skin? Characterization of the canine cutaneous mycobiota and fungal dysbiosis in canine allergic dermatitis – C.M. Smith – FEMS Microbial Ecology

Decreasing methane yield with increasing food intake keeps daily methane emissions constant in two foregut fermenting marsupials, the western grey kangaroo and red kangaroo – Catharina Vendl – Journal of Experimental Biology

Evaluation of the bacterial microbiome of two flea species using different DNA isolation techniques provides insights into flea host ecology  – Andrea L. Lawrence – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

The functional gene composition and metabolic potential of coral-associated microbial communities – Yanying Zhang – Scientific Reports

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Can commercial soil microbial treatments remediate plant–soil feedbacks to improve restoration seedling performance? – Lora B. Perkins – Restoration Ecology

Anthropogenic impact on diazotrophic diversity in the mangrove rhizosphere revealed by nifH pyrosequencing – Hongmei Jing – Frontiers in Microbiology

Phylogenetic diversity of culturable fungi in the Heshang Cave, central China
Baiying Man – Frontiers in Microbiology

Review: Ongoing domestication of wine yeast: past, present and future – P.J. Chambers – Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research

Built environment microbiology

Surface reflectance degradation by microbial communities – Meng-Dawn Cheng – Journal of Building Physics

Metagenomics and bioinformatics

The single-species metagenome: subtyping Staphylococcus aureus core genome sequences from shotgun metagenomic data – Sandeep J Joseph – BioRxiv

Metagenomics: A New Way to Illustrate the Crosstalk between Infectious Diseases and Host Microbiome – Yinfeng Zhang – International Journal of Molecular Sciences

Fizzy: feature subset selection for metagenomics – Gregory Ditzler – BMC Bioinformatics

Evaluation of shotgun metagenomics sequence classification methods using in silico and in vitro simulated communities – Michael A. Peabody – BMC Bioinformatics

Microbes in the news

Our Dust, Ourselves – Emily Anthes – The New Yorker
Emily Anthes writes about Wildlife of Your Homes microbiome studies in the New Yorker – Jonathan Eisen – MicroBEnet

The Hottest New Cancer Drugs Depend on Gut Microbes – Ed Yong – The Atlantic
Gut bacteria may affect the success of cancer treatments – Sam Wong – New Scientist

This New Exhibition Is a Tour of the Human Body’s ‘Hidden Organ’ – Becky Ferreira – Motherboard

Podcast (20 min) We are a constellation of our microbiome and ourselves – Meg Tirrell and Luke Timmerman – Stat News

The strange case of the man infected with tapeworm cancer – Helen Branswell – StatNews

With a picture of human cells? 30 mind-blowing facts about the microbes that live inside of you – Julia Calderone – TechInsider
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