November 13, 2015

Happy Friday the 13th! Today’s post features a gut-vascular barrier implicated in celiac disease, bison microbiota, 16S rRNA genes in metagenomics data, soil communities at neighboring sites, enriching microbial DNA, and lots of gut microbiota reviews.

Human gut microbiome

(humans and animal models; celiac disease) A gut-vascular barrier controls the systemic dissemination of bacteria – Ilaria Spadoni – Science

Dietary Fiber-Induced Improvement in Glucose Metabolism Is Associated with Increased Abundance of Prevotella – Petia Kovatcheva-Datchary – Cell Metabolism

Effect of Antibiotics on Gut Microbiota, Gut Hormones and Glucose Metabolism – Kristian H. Mikkelsen – PLOS ONE

Review: The Enteric Microbiome in Hepatobiliary Health and Disease – James H. Tabibian – Liver International

Review: Microbiota and aging – Stephan C Bischoff – Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition & Metabolic Care

Review: The impact of gut microbiota on brain and behaviour: implications for psychiatry – Timothy G Dinan – Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition & Metabolic Care

Review: The gut microbiota keeps enteric glial cells on the move; prospective roles of the gut epithelium and immune system – Panagiotis S. Kabouridis – Gut Microbes

Review: The joint power of sex and stress to modulate brain–gut–microbiota axis and intestinal barrier homeostasis: implications for irritable bowel syndrome – M. Pigrau – Neurogastroenterology & Motility

Review: Microbiome and Health in Past and Present Human Populations – Christina Warinner – American Anthropologist

Animal and bioreactor models


Individual Members of the Microbiota Disproportionately Modulate Host Innate Immune Responses – Annah S. Rolig – Cell Host & Microbe

Design and Investigation of PolyFermS In Vitro Continuous Fermentation Models Inoculated with Immobilized Fecal Microbiota Mimicking the Elderly Colon – Sophie Fehlbaum – PLOS ONE

Animal microbiome

Seasonal Shifts in Diet and Gut Microbiota of the American Bison (Bison bison) – Gaddy T. Bergmann – PLOS ONE

Fecal contamination of echinoderms: first report of heavy E. coli loading of sea urchins from a natural growing area – M Bouchoucha – Letters in Applied Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

So close, so different: geothermal flux shapes divergent soil microbial communities at neighbouring sites – A. L. Gagliano – GeoBiology

Soil microorganisms behave like macroscopic organisms: patterns in the global distribution of soil euglyphid testate amoebae – Enrique Lara – Journal of Biogeography

Arsenic uptake, arsenite efflux and plant growth in hyperaccumulator Pteris vittata: Role of arsenic-resistant bacteria – Yong-He Han – Chemosphere

Rhizosphere microbiome metagenomics of gray mangroves (Avicennia marina) in the Red Sea – Hanin Alzubaidy – Gene

Review: Current trends in Bt crops and their fate on associated microbial community dynamics: a review – Amit Kishore Singh – Protoplasma

Built environment and waste treatment

Separate treatment of hospital and urban wastewaters: A real scale comparison of effluents and their effect on microbial communities – Teofana Chonova – Science of the Total Environment

Bioinformatics and metagenomics

Introducing REAGO: Reconstructing 16S rRNA genes in metagenomic data – Cheng Yuan – Bioinformatics

Enriching microbial DNAChanges in 16s RNA Gene Microbial Community Profiling by Concentration of Prokaryotic DNA – Angela Glassing – Journal of Microbiological Methods

The Sequence of Sequencers: The History of Sequencing DNA – James M. Heather – Genomics

Microbes in the news

Water Quality in Green Buildings – Katherine Dahlhausen – MicroBEnet

Video: Jonathan Eisen: Microbes in Food and Agriculture: Dr. Jonathan Eisen speaking at UC Davis’s Institute for Food and Ag Literacy round table about the impact the microbiome has made and potential relevance in health, food, and agriculture.

Want a Stronger Defense System against Diseases? Add Some Worms – Sheena Faherty – Scientific American

From garden to gut: New book from UW’s David Montgomery explores an unfolding scientific revolution – Hannah Hickey – University of Washington

Video in Dutch: How many bacteria do you exchange during French Kissing? A demonstration by microbiologist Remco Kort

Bacteria and bacteriophages collude in the formation of clinically frustrating biofilms –

Extreme bacteria live in odd corners of the ecosystem – North Country Public Radio

Bacteria Hysteria

Sponsored report: Bacteria, Fecal Matter Found in Rain Puddles on Ground

Science, publishing, and career

In the eye of the Twitterstorm: Social media is shaking up how scientists talk about gender issues – Lauren Morello – Nature


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