November 21, 2015

Human respiratory microbiome

Global Analysis of the Fungal Microbiome in Cystic Fibrosis Patients Reveals Loss of Function of the Transcriptional Repressor Nrg1 as a Mechanism of Pathogen Adaptation – Sang Hu Kim – PLOS Pathogens

Human gut microbiome

Review: Immune Interactions with Pathogenic and Commensal Fungi: A Two-Way Street – David M. Underhill – Immunity

Animal and other models

A Wave of Regulatory T Cells into Neonatal Skin Mediates Tolerance to Commensal Microbes – Tiffany C. Scharschmidt – Immunity

Animal microbiome

Spatial Variation of the Gut Microbiota in Broiler Chickens as Affected by Dietary Available Phosphorus and Assessed by T-RFLP Analysis and 454 Pyrosequencing – Maren Witzig – PLOS ONE

Variation in species diversity and functional traits of sponge communities near human populations in Bocas del Toro, Panama – Cole G. Easson – PeerJ

Water microbiome

Genomic and transcriptomic evidence for scavenging of diverse organic compounds by widespread deep-sea archaea – Meng Li – Nature Communications

Built environment microbiology

Fungal compositions and diversities on indoor surfaces with visible mold growths in residential buildings in the Seoul Capital Area of South Korea – C. An – Indoor Air

Characterization of Microbial Communities in Household Washing Machines – Ilka D. Nix – Tenside Surfactants Detergents

Metagenomics and Bioinformatics
DUDE-Seq: Fast Universal Denoising of Nucleotide Sequences – Byunghan Lee – ArXiv

misFinder: identify mis-assemblies in an unbiased manner using reference and paired-end reads – Xiao Zhu – BMC Bioinformatics

Viruses and phages

Inferring the Clonal Structure of Viral Populations from Time Series Sequencing – Donatien F. Chedom – PLOS Computational Biology

Analysis of dsDNA and RNA viromes in methanogenic digesters reveals novel viral genetic diversity – Magdalena Calusinska – Environmental Microbiology

Microbes in the news

Entering the Natural Antibiotic Arms Race – Anne Estes – Mostly Microbes

This Synthetic Bio Company Is Hacking Microbes to Build the Smells of the Future – Britt Wray – Motherboard

U of T researchers discover mysterious fungus that defends against neighbouring bacteria – News Medical

The Secret is Out! Review of “The Secret World Inside You” at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. – Anne Estes – Mostly Microbes

Innovative microbiome technology may help fight certain infections – News Medical

Science, publication, and career

America’s science legacy – Neil deGrasse Tyson – Science

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