December 1, 2015

African gut microbiota and Entamoeba colonization, cuticular bacteria in social spiders, Arabidopsis leaf and root microbiota, the mineralosphere, bacteria in operating rooms and on a university campus.

Pregnancy and birth

The role of gut microbiota in fetal methylmercury exposure: insights from a pilot study – Sarah E. Rothenberg – Toxicology Letters

Human respiratory microbiome

Corticosteroid therapy and airflow obstruction influence the bronchial microbiome, which is distinct from that of bronchoalveolar lavage in asthmatic airways – Darcy R. Denner – The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Human gut microbiome

Variation in Rural African Gut Microbiota Is Strongly Correlated with Colonization by Entamoeba and Subsistence – Elise R. Morton – PLOS Genetics

Not yet on Nature website: Disentangling type 2 diabetes and metformin treatment signatures in the human gut microbiota – Forslund K – Nature

Gut microbiome in health and disease: Linking the microbiome-gut-brain axis and environmental factors in the pathogenesis of systemic and neurodegenerative diseases – Shivani Ghaisas – Pharmacology & Therapeutics

Book Chapter: Microbiome in the Critically Ill – Meredith Barrett – Nutrition Support for the Critically Ill

Review: The gut microbiome, diet, and links to cardiometabolic and chronic disorders – Judith Aron-Wisnewsky & Karine Clément – Nature Reviews Nephrology

Microbiome and bioreactor models

A distributed cell division counter reveals growth dynamics in the gut microbiota
Cameron Myhrvold – Nature Communications

Polymicrobial Oral Infection with Four Periodontal Bacteria Orchestrates a Distinct Inflammatory Response and Atherosclerosis in ApoEnull Mice – Sasanka S. Chukkapalli – PLOS ONE

Aflatoxin B1 induced compositional changes in gut microbial communities of male F344 rats – Jincheng Wang – Toxicological Sciences

PhD thesis: Advanced Computational Tools for Analyzing Microbial Communities for Energy Production Environments – Adam Robbins-Pianka – University of Colorado at Boulder

Escherichia coli Nissle 1917 enhances bioavailability of serotonin in gut tissues through modulation of synthesis and clearance – Jonathan Nzakizwanayo – Scientific Reports

Animal microbiome

Cuticular bacteria appear lethal to social spiders in mixed but not monoculture inoculations – Carl N. Keiser – Current Zoology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Not yet on Nature websiteFunctional overlap of the Arabidopsis leaf and root microbiota – Bai Y – Nature

The Mineralosphere Concept: Mineralogical Control of the Distribution and Function of Mineral-associated Bacterial Communities – Stephane Uroz – Trends in Microbiology

Impact of lowland rainforest transformation on diversity and composition of soil prokaryotic communities in Sumatra (Indonesia) – Dominik Schneider – Frontiers in Microbiology

The assessment of epiphytic yeast diversity in sugarcane phyllosphere in Thailand by culture-independent method – Rujikan Nasanit – Fungal Biology

Changes in soil physicochemical and microbial properties along elevation gradients in two forest soils – Lei Hu – Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research

Influence of Cadmium and Glucose on Soil Microbial Communities – Aliya Gilmullina – American Journal of Applied Sciences

Convergence of microbial assimilations of soil carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, and sulfur in terrestrial ecosystems – Xiaofeng Xu – Scientific Reports

Water microbiome

Reverse transcriptase genes are highly abundant and transcriptionally active in marine plankton assemblages – Magali Lescot – ISME Journal

Impact of a wastewater treatment plant on microbial community composition and function in a hyporheic zone of a eutrophic river – Siavash Atashgahi – Scientific Reports

Built environment microbiology

The first microbial environment of infants born by C-section: the operating room microbes – Hakdong Shin – Microbiome

Microbial biogeography of a university campus – Ashley A. Ross and Josh D. Neufeld – Microbiome

Only on Pubmed as of nowBiofilms in churches built in grottoes – Cennamo P – Science of the Total Environment

Molecular Analysis of Microbial Community Structures in Nigerian Oil Production and Processing Facilities in order to Access Souring Corrosion and Methanogenesis – Chuma Okoro – Corrosion Science

Water heater temperature set point and water use patterns influence Legionella pneumophila and associated microorganisms at the tap – William J. Rhoads – Microbiome

Food microbiology

Selection of aroma compounds for the differentiation of wines obtained by fermenting musts with starter cultures of commercial yeast strains – Florin Vararu – Food Chemistry

Metagenomics and bioinformatics

MetaQUAST: evaluation of metagenome assemblies – Alla Mikheenko – Bioinformatics

Phenotypic differentiation of gastrointestinal microbes is reflected in their encoded metabolic repertoires – Eugen Bauer – Microbiome

Book Chapter: Predicting the Metagenomics Content with Multiple CART Trees – Dante Travisany – Mathematical Models in Biology

Enhanced virome sequencing using targeted sequence capture – Todd N. Wylie – Genome Research

Biofilms and infection

Multi-species biofilms in ecology, medicine, and biotechnology – A. N. Nozhevnikova – Microbiology

Bacterial infection remodels the DNA methylation landscape of human dendritic cells
Alain Pacis – Genome Research

Survival with a Helping Hand: Campylobacter and Microbiota – Ivana Indikova – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbes in the news

Microbiome Startup uBiome Will Sequence Poop for the CDC – Sarah Zhang – Wired

Dr. Elizabeth Lindsey, gastroenterologist: FACES of Nashville – Liza Graves – Style

Microbiome Monday: The Bacteria and “The Guinea Pig Doctor” – American Museum of Natural History

The beloved pioneer bread that smells like feet and breaks food safety rules – Natalie Zarrelli – Atlas Obscura

Peer review

Want me to review your manuscript for free? Then be polite… – Ian M Mackay – Virology Down Under
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