December 13, 2015

Apple juice or almond consumption, lessons from animal studies, distinguishing between live and dead methanogens.

Human gut microbiome

Comparative study of fecal microbiota in patients with type II diabetes after consumption of apple juice for 4 weeks – Gyu-Sung Cho – Food Science and Biotechnology

Diet quality improves for parents and children when almonds are incorporated into their daily diet: a randomized, crossover study – Alyssa M. Burns – Nutrition Research

Review: Diagnosis and treatment of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth – Francesca Romana Ponziania – Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology

ReviewThe enteric microbiome in hepatobiliary health and disease – James H. Tabibian – Liver International

Animal models

ReviewThe influence of the young microbiome on inflammatory diseases—Lessons from animal studies – Katja M. Bendtsen – Birth Defects Research Part C: Embryo Today: Reviews

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Interaction between lithification and resource availability in the microbialites of Río Mesquites, Cuatro Ciénegas, México – J. R. Corman – Geobiology

The diversity and abundance of phytase genes (BPP) in bacterial communities of the maize rhizosphere – Simone Raposo Cotta – Letters in Applied Microbiology

Bring on the wheelbarrow: Transplanting soil microbiomes leads to lasting effects on willow growth, but not on the rhizosphere microbiome – Etienne Yergeau – Frontiers in Microbiology

Differential responses of soil bacterial taxa to long-term P, N, and organic manure application – Ying Wang – Journal of Soils and Sediments

Water and extremophile microbiome

Thermal and geochemical influences on microbial biogeography in the hydrothermal sediments of Guaymas Basin, Gulf of California – Luke McKay – Environmental Microbiology Reports

Oceanic fronts: transition zones for bacterioplankton community composition – Federico Baltar – Environmental Microbiology Reports

PhD thesis: Hydrothermal Habitats: Measurements of Bulk Microbial Elemental Composition, and Models of Hydrothermal Influences on the Evolution of Dwarf Planets – Marc Francois Luarent Neveu – Arizona State University

Metagenomics and bioinformatics

Network construction and structure detection with metagenomic count data – Zhenqiu Liu – BioData Mining

A simple algorithm for identifying integrons and gene cassettes in bacteria on next generation sequencing data – Guan-Jie Hua – International Journal of Data Mining and Bioinformatics (no access for me)

Techniques

Fluorescent in situ hybridization for the localization of viruses, bacteria and other microorganisms in insect and plant tissues – Adi Kliot – Methods

Propidium monoazide treatment to distinguish between live and dead methanogens in pure cultures and environmental samples – Janine Heise – Journal of Microbiological Methods

Microbes in the news

You’re Surrounded by Bacteria That Are Waiting for You to Die – Erika Engelhaupt – National Geographic

Does That Wine Smell Good? Bacteria in Your Saliva Deserve Some of the Credit
Study shows some wine aromatics aren’t released until they meet the bacteria in our mouths – Kasey Carpenter – Wine Spectator

San Jose: Hospital nurse had tuberculosis; hundreds of babies, moms need treatment or tests – Tracy Seipel – Mercury News

Based on a 2006 paper: This Weed Takes Out Other Plants by Attacking Their “Gut Bacteria” – Esther Inglis-Arkell – Gizmodo

Bacteria Hysteria

Could your child’s teddy give them a stomach bug? Wash youngsters’ favourite toys… and other tips to keep your family lurgy-free this Christmas – The Sun

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