November 7, 2015

Human oral microbiome

Dental demineralization, radiation caries and oral microbiota in patients with head and neck cancer – Leonardo Victor Galvão-Moreira – Oral Oncology

Review: Bacterial interactions in pathogenic subgingival plaque – Hong Min Ng – Microbial Pathogenesis

Human gut microbiome

Gut Microbiota Community and Its Assembly Associated with Age and Diet in Chinese Centenarians – Fang Wang – Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Gut colonization with methanobrevibacter smithii is associated with childhood weight development – Catherine A. Mbakwa – Obesity

Review: Regulation of energy balance by a gut–brain axis and involvement of the gut microbiota – Paige V. Bauer – Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences

Animal and other models

Anticancer immunotherapy by CTLA-4 blockade relies on the gut microbiota – Marie Vétizou – Science

Mice: The Characterization of Novel Tissue Microbiota Using an Optimized 16S Metagenomic Sequencing Pipeline – Jérôme Lluch – PLOS ONE

Sheep: Lung Microbiota Changes Associated with Chronic Pseudomonas aeruginosa Lung Infection and the Impact of Intravenous Colistimethate Sodium – David Collie – PLOS ONE

Human cells: The effect of short-chain fatty acids on human monocyte-derived dendritic cells – Claudia Nastasi – Scientific Reports

Review: Effect of dietary components on the gut microbiota of aquatic animals. A never-ending story? – E. Ringø – Aquaculture Nutrition

Animal microbiome

Evaluation of DNA extraction kits and phylogenetic diversity of the porcine gastrointestinal tract based on Illumina sequencing of two hypervariable regions
Katharina Burbach – Microbiology Open

Insects: Host and Symbiont Jointly Control Gut Microbiota during Complete Metamorphosis – Paul R. Johnston – PLOS Pathogens

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Microbial immigration across the Mediterranean via airborne dust – Riccardo Rosselli – Scientific Reports

The herbaceous landlord: integrating the effects of symbiont consortia within a single host – Roo Vandegrift – PeerJ

Review: The plant microbiome explored: implications for experimental botany – Gabriele Berg- Journal of Experimental Botany

The influence of hydrogeological disturbance and mining on coal seam microbial communities – M. J. Raudsepp – Geobiology

Soil DNA pyrosequencing and fruitbody surveys reveal contrasting diversity for various fungal ecological guilds in chestnut orchards – Paula Baptista – Environmental Microbiology Reports

Water microbiome

Particle-association lifestyle is a phylogenetically conserved trait in bathypelagic prokaryotes – Guillem Salazar – Molecular Ecology

Metagenomics and bioinformatics

Global Profiling of Carbohydrate Active Enzymes in Human Gut Microbiome – Tanudeep Bhattacharya – PLOS ONE

Kernel-Penalized Regression for Analysis of Microbiome Data – Timothy W. Randolph – ArXiv

Infection and microbial detection

Development of a rapid and simplified protocol for direct bacterial identification from positive blood cultures by using matrix assisted laser desorption ionization time-of- flight mass spectrometry – Aleksandra Jakovljev – BMC Microbiology

Copper surfaces are associated with significantly lower concentrations of bacteria on selected surfaces within a pediatric intensive care unit – Michael G. Schmidt – American Journal of Infection Control

Microbial ecology

An equilibrium theory signature in the island biogeography of human parasites and pathogens – Kévin Jean – Global Ecology and Biogeography

Microbes in the news

‘The Secret World Inside You’ Explores the Microbial Human – William Grimes – The New York Times
I Contain Multitudes: Microbiomes at the American Museum of Natural History –
Sean Hutchinson – Inverse
Exploring the Inner Universe. A new American Museum of Natural History exhibit introduces visitors to the microbes within their bodies – Ashley P. Taylor – The Scientist

Sexed-up beer – Nature Biotechnology

Microbes aid cancer drugs – Mitch Leslie – Science

Gut microbiota regulates antioxidant metabolism – EurekAlert

Kitchen utensils can spread bacteria between foods, UGA study finds – Sydney Devine – University of Georgia
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