December 16, 2015 #2

Role of Lactobacillus in early pregnancy, skin microbiome of psoriasis patients before and after a spa treatment, retroviruses in coprolites, colonization of germ-free cockroach guts, more decomposing pigs, kitty poop, and de novo clustering methods are just better. So many papers, I had to do a second installment today.

General human microbiome

Review: Human Microbiome and Its Association With Health and Diseases – Asmaa Althani – Journal of Cellular Physiology

Review: Microbiota, Parasites and Immunity – Judith Allen – Parasite Immunology

Pregnancy and birth (and vaginal microbiome)

Role of Lactobacillus Species in the Intermediate Vaginal Flora in Early Pregnancy: A Retrospective Cohort Study – Alex Farr – PLOS ONE

Human Breast Milk miRNA, Maternal Probiotic Supplementation and Atopic Dermatitis in Offspring – Melanie Rae Simpson – PLOS ONE

Review: The Infant Microbiome: Implications for Infant Health and Neurocognitive Development – Yang, Irene – Nursing Research

Human oral microbiome

Association between Herpesviruses and Chronic Periodontitis: A Meta-Analysis Based on Case-Control Studies – Ce Zhu – PLOS ONE

Short-term Effects of Povidone Iodine and Sodium Fluoride Therapy on Plaque Levels and Microbiome Diversity – Cavan Reilly – Oral Diseases

Review: Saliva and viral infections – Paul L. A. M. Corstjens – Periodontology 2000

Review: The physiology of salivary secretion – Gordon B. Proctor – Periodontology 2000

Human skin microbiome

Skin Microbiome in Patients With Psoriasis Before and After Balneotherapy at the Thermal Care Center of La Roche-Posay – Richard Martin – Journal of Drugs in Dermatology

Importance of Lid Hygiene Before Ocular Surgery: Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of Eyelid and Conjunctiva Microbiota – Peral, Assumpta – Eye & Contact Lens

Human gut microbiome

CoprolitesRetroviral DNA Sequences as a Means for Determining Ancient Diets – Jessica I. Rivera-Perez – PLOS ONE

Model microbiome

The deterministic assembly of complex bacterial communities in germ-free cockroach guts – Aram Mikaelyan – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

The piglet as a model for studying dietary components in infant diets: effects of galacto-oligosaccharides on intestinal functions – A. Alizadeh – British Journal of Nutrition

Lactobacillus crispatus inhibits growth of Gardnerella vaginalis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae on a porcine vaginal mucosa model – Laura M. Breshears – BMC Microbiology

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

Necrobiome: the microbiome of death

Shifts in soil biodiversity—A forensic comparison between Sus scrofa domesticus and vegetation decomposition – Ayodeji O. Olakanye – Science & Justice

Animal microbiome

A Longitudinal Study of the Feline Faecal Microbiome Identifies Changes into Early Adulthood Irrespective of Sexual Development – Oliver Deusch – PLOS ONE

Spatial Homogeneity of Bacterial Communities Associated with the Surface Mucus Layer of the Reef-Building Coral Acropora palmata – Dustin W. Kemp – PLOS ONE

Salmonella enterica Serovars Enteritidis Infection Alters the Indigenous Microbiota Diversity in Young Layer Chicks – Khin K. Z. Mon – Frontiers in Veterinary Science

Niche Limits of Symbiotic Gut Microbiota Constrain the Salinity Tolerance of Brine Shrimp – Odrade Nougué – The American Naturalist

Opinion: Blurred lines: pathogens, commensals, and the healthy gut – Paul Wigley – Frontiers in Veterinary Science

Review: The gut microbiome and its potential role in the development and function of newborn calf gastrointestinal tract – Nilusha Malmuthuge – Frontiers in Veterinary Science

Review: An introduction to the avian gut microbiota and the effects of yeast-based prebiotic-type compounds as potential feed additives – Stephanie M. Roto – Frontiers in Veterinary Science

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Biological attributes of rehabilitated soils contaminated with heavy metals – Jessé Valentim dos Santos – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Comparison between cultivated and total bacterial communities associated with Cucurbita pepo using cultivation-dependent techniques and 454 pyrosequencing – N. Eevers – Systematic and Applied Microbiology

Euphorbia plant latex is inhabited by diverse microbial communities – Manjula Gunawardana – American Journal of Botany

Bioreactor and waste microbiology

Systematic investigation and microbial community profile of indole degradation processes in two aerobic activated sludge systems – Qiao Ma – Scientific Reports

Pretreatment of piggery wastewater by a stable constructed microbial consortium for improving the methane production – Jian Cai – Water Science & Technology

Bioinformatics and metagenomics

De novo clustering methods outperform reference-based methods for assigning 16S rRNA gene sequences to operational taxonomic units – Sarah L. Westcott – PeerJ

Improved taxonomic assignment of human intestinal 16S rRNA sequences by a dedicated reference database – Jarmo Ritari – BMC Genomics

RisaAligner software for aligning fluorescence data between Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzer chips: Application to soil microbial community analysis – Elisabeth Navarro – BioTechniques

Review: Metagenomics: Retrospect and Prospects in High Throughput Age – Satish Kumar – Biotechnology Research International

Microbes in the news

Human-gut-on-a-chip model offers hope for IBD sufferers – Kat J McAlpine – Harvard

Metagenomics Explainer, with Emory geneticist Tim Read – Lab Land, Emory Health Sciences Research blog

Your Face Is Covered in Mites, and It’s Your Parents’ Fault – Matt Simon – Wired

Science, publishing, and career

Plenty of moustaches but not enough women: cross sectional study of medical leaders – Mackenzie R Wehner – BMJ

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