Not many new microbiome papers, but a nice oversight of the microbiological quality of Rio de Janeiro’s Guanabara Bay, where the 2016 Olympics will be held.
Also, there was an interesting discussion online yesterday on IBM’s new campaign aimed to get more women interested to join them – which backfired and was pulled. IBM was trying to recruit more women with a video called “Hack a Hairdryer”, showing how you can use a hairdryer to iron your clothes or blow confetti. It was unclear how emphasizing feminine applications was supposed to attract smart women wanting to work at a computer company.
IBM Asks Women In Tech To Hack Hair Dryers, Women Tweet Back To Tell IBM It’s Not The 1950s – Sarah Buhr – Tech Crunch
Remember Massacred Women Engineers with a Hairdryer Hackathon – Mika McKinnon- Gizmodo
Jobs (posting again)
DGGE: Microbiological quality and bacterial diversity of the tropical oyster Crassostrea rhizophorae in a monitored farming system and from natural stocks – M.T. Silva Neta – Genet. Mol. Res
Plants, roots, and soil microbiome
Soil bacterial community responses to warming and grazing in a Tibetan alpine meadow – Yaoming Li – FEMS Microbiology Ecology
Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi for the Biocontrol of Plant-Parasitic Nematodes: A Review of the Mechanisms Involved – Nele Schouteden – Frontiers in Microbiology
Prokaryotes in Subsoil—Evidence for a Strong Spatial Separation of Different Phyla by Analysing Co-occurrence Networks – Marie Uksa – Frontiers in Microbiology
Environmental and Sanitary Conditions of Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro – Giovana O. Fistarol – Frontiers in Microbiology
Microbes in the news
Biologists Are Engineering Kill Switches for GM Microbes – Sarah Zhang – Wired
‘Bik’s Picks’ blogger describes features of a good microbiome study – Kristina Campbell in Gut microbiota
Microbiology and art
Paper Life – The artist Rogan Brown cuts thousands of microorganisms in paper – Ufunk