November 11, 2015

Red-pigmented haloarchaea in flamingo feathers, cyanobacteria of the Western Himalaya, and read-filtering of HT amplicon reads.

Human respiratory microbiome

Respiratory microbiota resistance and resilience to pulmonary exacerbation and subsequent antimicrobial intervention – Leah Cuthbertson – ISME Journal

Human reproductive tract microbiome

Genital tract colonization with Ureaplasma spp. and its association with abnormal vaginal flora – Ellen Vancutsem – Journal of Medical Microbiology

Impact of Bacterial Vaginosis on Perineal Tears during Delivery: A Prospective Cohort Study – Vincent Letouzey – PLOS ONE

Human gut microbiome

Carriage of enterobacteria producing extended spectrum beta-lactamases and composition of the gut microbiota in an Amerindian community – María José Gosalbes – Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy

Animal microbiome (and archaea)

Occurrence of viable, red-pigmented haloarchaea in the plumage of captive flamingoes – Kyung June Yim – Scientific Reports

DGGE: Effect of chemical stress and ultraviolet radiation in the bacterial communities of zebrafish embryos – Jacinta M.M. Oliveira – Environmental Pollution

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Some Like it High! Phylogenetic Diversity of High-Elevation Cyanobacterial Community from Biological Soil Crusts of Western Himalaya – Kateřina Čapková – Microbial Ecology

Phytostabilization of moderate copper contaminated soils using co-inoculation of Vicia faba with plant growth promoting bacteria – Imen Challougui Fatnassi – Journal of Basic Microbiology

Effects of Common Mycorrhizal Network on Plant Carbohydrates and Soil Properties in Trifoliate Orange–White Clover Association – Ze-Zhi Zhang – PLOS ONE

Distributions and compositions of old and emerging flame retardants in the rhizosphere and non-rhizosphere soil in an e-waste contaminated area of South China – Shaorui Wang – Environmental Pollution

Water microbiome

High Bacterial Diversity and Phylogenetic Novelty in Dark Euxinic Freshwaters Analyzed by 16S Tag Community Profiling – Tomàs Llorens-Marès – Microbial Ecology


Fungal identification using a Bayesian classifier and the Warcup training set of internal transcribed spacer sequences – Vinita Deshpande – Mycologia

A novel conceptual approach to read-filtering in high-throughput amplicon sequencing studies – Fernando Puente-Sánchez – Nucleic Acids Research

Microbes in the news

One course of antibiotics disrupts gut microbiome for a year – Medical News Today

Science, publishing, and career

Public Data Archiving in Ecology and Evolution: How Well Are We Doing? – Dominique G. Roche – PLOS Biology


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