December 11, 2015

Mammalian corpse decomposition – beautiful work by Jessica Metcalf.

Microbiome of death

Microbial community assembly and metabolic function during mammalian corpse decomposition – Jessica L. Metcalf – Science

Human oral microbiome

Review: Oral microbiome, periodontitis and risk of head and neck cancer – Leonardo Victor Galvão-Moreira – Oral Oncology

Review: The emerging landscape of salivary diagnostics – Yong Zhang – Periodontology 2000

Review: Influence of saliva on the oral microbiota – Philip D. Marsh – Periodontology 2000

Human skin microbiome

OK, not microbial, but entertaining: A comparative clinical study of different hair removal procedures and their impact on axillary odor reduction in men – Anthony Lanzalaco – Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology

Human respiratory microbiome

Correspondence: Potential roles of disordered airway microbiota in patients with severe asthma – Zongxin Ling – Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Human gut microbiome

Stress and the Microbiota–Gut–Brain Axis in Visceral Pain: Relevance to Irritable Bowel Syndrome – Rachel D. Moloney – CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics

Review: SLE: Another Autoimmune Disorder Influenced by Microbes and Diet? – Qinghui Mu – Frontiers in Immunology

Review: The Intestinal Microbiome and the Liver Transplant Recipient: What We Know
and What We Need to Know – Iliana Doycheva

Microbiome models

Vancomycin treatment and butyrate supplementation modulate gut microbe composition and severity of neointimal hyperplasia after arterial injury – Karen J. Ho – Physiological Reports

Can closed artificial ecosystem have an impact on insect microbial community? A case study of yellow mealworm (Tenebrio molitor L.) – Leyuan Li – Ecological Engineering

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Increasing aridity reduces soil microbial diversity and abundance in global drylands – Fernando T. Maestre – PNAS

The interaction between iron nutrition, plant species and soil type shapes the rhizosphere microbiome – Youry Pii – Plant Physiology and Biochemistry

Nitrification and Nitrifying Bacteria in a Coastal Microbial Mat – Haoxin Fan – Frontiers in Microbiology

Diversity of Phytophthora Species from Declining Mediterranean Maquis Vegetation, including Two New Species, Phytophthora crassamura and P. ornamentata sp. nov. – Bruno Scanu – PLOS ONE

Algae–bacteria interactions: Evolution, ecology and emerging applications – Rishiram Ramanan – Biotechnology Advances

Water microbiome

Particle-Associated Differ from Free-Living Bacteria in Surface Waters of the Baltic Sea – Angelika Rieck – Frontiers in Microbiology

The global ocean microbiome – Mary Ann Moran – Science

Hypothesis: Fractal Hypothesis of the Pelagic Microbial Ecosystem—Can Simple Ecological Principles Lead to Self-Similar Complexity in the Pelagic Microbial Food Web? – Selina Våge – Frontiers in Microbiology

Food microbiology

Microbiome profiling in fresh-cut products – Chiara Gorni – Trends in Food Science & Technology

FoodMicrobionet: A database for the visualisation and exploration of food bacterial communities based on network analysis – Eugenio Parente – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Bioinformatics and metagenomics

The MG-RAST metagenomics database and portal in 2015 – Andreas Wilke – Nucleic Acids Research

Infection and transplantation

The Interplay of Host Microbiota and Parasitic Protozoans at Mucosal Interfaces: Implications for the Outcomes of Infections and Diseases – Ann-Katrein Bär – PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases

Viruses and phages

The role of viruses in the evolution of cyanobacteria – S. V. Shestakov – Biology Bulletin Reviews

Microbes in the news

Thousands of unexpected microbes break down our bodies after death – Elizabeth Pennisi – Science
Meet the Necrobiome: The Waves of Microbes That Will Eat Your Corpse – Ed Yong – The Atlantic
Tiny Witnesses: Microbes Can Tell When A Murder Victim Died – Rob Stein – NPR

New Superbug Resistant To All Antibiotics Linked To Imported Meat – Judy Stone – Forbes

Chipotle, E. coli, and more: The surprising truths about food-borne illnesses – Sheila Kaplan – STAT news

What Your Microbiome Wants for Dinner – David R Montgomery and Anne Bikle

Bacteria engineered with synthetic circadian clocks – EurekAlert

Melanoma Meets Microbiome – Kenneth Y. Tsai – NEJM Journal Watch

Can the health of a pregnant woman’s gut influence her baby? – Massey University

Science, publishing, and career

Making the most of the postdoc experience – Lorena Escudero – Frontiers Blog

Should post-publication peer review be anonymous? The PubPeer organisers and two other scholars debate the merits and pitfalls of anonymity in peer review – Times Higher Education

No evidence that gender contributes to personal research funding success in The Netherlands: A reaction to van der Lee and Ellemers – PNAS

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