December 10, 2015

The microbiome quality control project, proton pump inhibitors, microbiome models are useful, and Cryoconites in glaciers.

General microbiome

The microbiome quality control project: baseline study design and future directions – Rashmi Sinha – Genome Biology

Human gut microbiome

Proton pump inhibitors affect the gut microbiome – Floris Imhann – Gut

Microbiome models

Your gut microbiome, deconstructed: Probing microbiome functions through simple models – Dylan Dodd, Carolina Tropini & Justin L Sonnenburg – Nature Biotechnology

Baby, It’s Cold Outside: Host-Microbiota Relationships Drive Temperature Adaptations –
Sol Gomez de la Torre Canny, John F. Rawls – Cell Host & Microbe

N-Acetyl-l-cysteine effects on multi-species oral biofilm formation and bacterial ecology
K. Rasmussen – Letters in Applied Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

The molecular diversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in the arsenic mining impacted sites in Hunan province of China – Yuqing Sun – Journal of Environmental Sciences

Incorporating biotic factors in species distribution modeling: are interactions with soil microbes important? – Clifton P. Bueno de Mesquita – Ecography

Water and extremophile microbiome

Temperature and trophic structure are driving microbial productivity along a biogeographical gradient – Sarah M. Gray – Ecography

Review: Cryoconite: The dark biological secret of the cryosphere – Joseph Cook – Progress in Physical Geography

Infection and transplantation microbiology

Review: The Microbiome, Systemic Immune Function, and Allotransplantation – Anoma Nellore – Clinical Microbiology Reviews

Built environment microbiology

Microbiological testing of pharmaceuticals and cosmetics in Egypt – Hend Zeitoun – BMC Microbiology

Bioinformatics and metagenomics

Influence of tree shape and evolutionary time-scale on phylogenetic diversity metrics – Florent Mazel – Ecography

Microbes in the news
Germ Warfare: Turns out that, sometimes, Mr. Microbe is your friend – Christianna McCausland – Baltimore

A gut feeling: there’s a connection between your intestines and your health – Carrie Dennett – Seattle Times

Agilent Technologies Presents Thought Leader Award to Human Microbiome Expert Jeffrey Gordon – Business Wire

Getting the Hologenome Concept Right – Seth Bordenstein – Symbionticism

A microbiologist reveals what would go wrong if all bacteria disappeared – with Jack Gilbert – Tech Insider

Microorganism Devours Its Prey in Award-Winning Video – Carl Engelking – Discover

Illumina Invests in Four Startups Through Accelerator Program – Genome Web

Phage Hunters: New biology course transforms Virginia Tech students into young scientists, research contributors – Augusta Free Press

Lab staple agar hit by seaweed shortage: Dwindling algae harvest imperils reagent essential for culturing microbes – Ewen Callaway – Nature

Lab ‘NERD’ receives $1M funding from Taiwan ministry for microbiome research – Michelle Yeomans – Cosmetics Design

uBiome Releases Predictive Engine for Over 100 Metabolic Functions Based on Microbiome Data – Virtual Strategy

Science, publishing, and career

Blog, tweet, and avoid the pitfalls – Sharon Ann Holgate – Science
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