November 30, 2015

Red algae growing in sea otter fur, noroviruses in a Thai river, virus dispersal by hand drying, and the dark side of salad.

Jobs and events

Postdoctoral Position, Evolutionary Genomics, University of California, Davis – Gregory Lanzaro – Phylogenomics

“The Dark Side of Salad: Internalization & Movement of Human Pathogenic Bacteria in Plants,” Guest Speaker: Dr. Amanda Deering – December 2, 2015, Purdue University

General microbiome

Review: Functions of innate immune cells and commensal bacteria in gut homeostasis – Hisako Kayama – Journal of Biochemistry

Human stomach microbiome

Identification of low abundance microbiome in clinical samples using whole genome sequencing – Chao Zhang – Genome Biology

Human gut microbiome

Review: The antimicrobial effects of rifaximin on the gut microbiota – H. L. DuPont – Part of a special issue: “Understanding mechanisms of the actions of rifaximin in selected gastrointestinal diseases “- Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics

Animal models

Influence of Flaxseed Oil on Fecal Microbiota, Egg Quality and Fatty Acid Composition of Egg Yolks in Laying Hens – Jun-Yeong Lee – Current Microbiology

Duodenojejunal Bypass Leads to Altered Gut Microbiota and Strengthened Epithelial Barriers in Rats – Po-Jen Yang – Obesity Surgery

Animal microbiome

Characterization of the putatively introduced red alga Acrochaetium secundatum (Acrochaetiales, Rhodophyta) growing epizoically on the pelage of southern sea otters (Enhydra lutris nereis) – Gena B. Bentall – Marine Mammal Science

The mechanism for microsporidian parasite suppression of the hindgut bacteria of the migratory locust Locusta migratoria manilensis – Shu-qian Tan – Scientific Reports

Comparative Analysis of Microbial Diversity in Termite Gut and Termite Nest Using Ion Sequencing – Arumugam Manjula – Current Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiology

Seasonal dynamics of the soil microbial community: assimilation of old and young carbon sources in a long-term field experiment as revealed by natural 13C abundance – G. Börjesson – European Journal of Soil Science

Aboveground litter quality is a better predictor than belowground microbial communities when estimating carbon mineralization along a land-use gradient – Nicolas Fanin – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Effect of rice straw application on microbial community and activity in paddy soil under different water status – Fuxia Pan – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Determinants of the biodiversity patterns of ammonia-oxidizing archaea community in two contrasting forest stands – Jie Chen – Journal of Soils and Sediments

Water and extremophile microbiome

Assessment of bacterial species present in Pasig River and Marikina River soil using 16S rDNA phylogenetic analysis – Maria Constancia O. Carrillo – International Journal of Philippine Science and Technology

Environmental switching during biofilm development in a cold seep system and functional determinants of species sorting – Weipeng Zhang – Molecular Ecology

Molecular detection and characterization of noroviruses in river water near Thailand – K. Inoue – Letters in Applied Microbiology

Biogeochemistry and microbial diversity in the marine cavity beneath the McMurdo Ice Shelf, Antarctica – Trista J. Vick-Majors – Limnology and Oceanography

Waste microbiology

New insights into the genetic and metabolic diversity of thiocyanate-degrading microbial consortia – Mathew P. Watts – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Diversity and Distribution of Arsenic-Related Genes Along a Pollution Gradient in a River Affected by Acid Mine Drainage – Angélique Desoeuvre – Microbial Ecology

Seasonal variations of microbial community in a full scale oil field produced water treatment plant – Q. Xie – Global Journal of Environmental Science and Management

Built environment microbiology

Microbial dynamics in mixed culture biofilms of bacteria surviving sanitation of conveyor belts in salmon processing plants – Solveig Langsrud – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Evaluation of the potential for virus dispersal during hand drying: a comparison of three methods – Patrick T. Kimmitt – Journal of Applied Microbiology


Review: Genome-scale modelling of microbial metabolism with temporal and spatial resolution – Michael A. Henson – Biochemical Society Transactions

Bioinformatics and metagenomics

Assessing the Unseen Bacterial Diversity in Microbial Communities – Alejandro Caro-Quintero – Genome Biology Evolution

Finding New Order in Biological Functions from the Network Structure of Gene Annotations – Kimberly Glass – PLOS Computational Biology

Microbes in the news

Bacteria on the Brain: A brilliant surgeon offered an untested treatment to dying patients. Was it innovation or overreach? – Emily Eakin – The New Yorker

Legionnaires’ Disease Bacteria Found In Minneapolis Hospital Water Samples – Angela Laguipo – Tech Times

The four bugs that protect us from asthma – Elizabeth Finkel – Cosmos Magazine

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