December 22, 2015

Periodontal disease associated with increased chance for breast cancer, rifaximin treatment of IBS patients, bacteria on surface of 2 different grape varieties in Spain, and a reproducible research workflow in R.

Human oral microbiome

Periodontal Disease and Breast Cancer: Prospective Cohort Study of Postmenopausal Women – Jo L. Freudenheim – Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention

Distributions of Synergistetes in clinically-healthy and diseased periodontal and peri-implant niches – Xiao-Lin Yu – Microbial Pathogenesis

Human gut microbiome

Modulation of the gut microbiota composition by rifaximin in non-constipated irritable bowel syndrome patients: a molecular approach – Sara Soldi – Clinical and Experimental Gastroenterology

Roles of Sphincter of Oddi Laxity in Bile Duct Microenvironment in Patients with Cholangiolithiasis: From the Perspective of the Microbiome and Metabolome
Tingbo Liang – Journal of the American College of Surgeons

Book chapter: Influence of Gut Microbiota on Hepatic Lipogenesis and Disease Pathogenesis – Vishal Singh – Hepatic De Novo Lipogenesis and Regulation of Metabolism

Review: Metabolic Interactions in the Gastrointestinal Tract (GIT): Host, Commensal, Probiotics, and Bacteriophage Influences – Luis Vitetta – MDPI Microorganisms

Book chapter: Gut Microbiome and Stress – Winnie-Pui-Pui Liew – Beneficial Microorganisms in Medical and Health Applications

Review: Dietary and Lifestyle Factors Associated with Colorectal Cancer Risk and Interactions with Microbiota: Fiber, Red or Processed Meat and Alcoholic Drinks – Tuan J. – GastroIntestinal Tumors

Models of microbiomes

Effect of chito-oligosaccharides over human faecal microbiota during fermentation in batch cultures – Inmaculada Mateos-Aparicio – Carbohydrate Polymers

Changes in gastric microbiota induced by Helicobacter pylori infection and preventive effects of Lactobacillus plantarum ZDY 2013 against such infection – Mingfang Pan – Journal of Dairy Science

Glycan:glycan interactions: High affinity biomolecular interactions that can mediate binding of pathogenic bacteria to host cells – Christopher J. Day – PNAS

Research highlight: A ‘fit’ microbiota to potentiate cancer immunotherapy – Maria Rescigno – Genome Medicine

Animal microbiome

Ecological Succession in the Honey Bee Gut: Shift in Lactobacillus Strain Dominance During Early Adult Development – Kirk E. Anderson – Host Microbe Interactions

A diverse array of new viral sequences identified in worldwide populations of the Asian citrus psyllid (Diaphorina citri) using viral metagenomics – Shahideh Nouri – Journal of Virology

Co-circulation of three camel coronavirus species and recombination of MERS-CoVs in Saudi Arabia – Jamal S. M. Sabir – Science

Comparison of Fecal Microbial Communities between White and Black Pigs – Robin B. Guevarra – Journal of Applied Biological Chemistry

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Bacterial diversity of Grenache and Carignan grape surface from different vineyards at Priorat wine region (Catalonia, Spain) – Maria del Carmen Portillo – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Field Application of the Mycorrhizal Fungus Rhizophagus irregularis Increases the Yield of Wheat Crop and Affects Soil Microbial Functionalities – Sanâa Wahbi – American Journal of Plant Sciences

Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi reduced the ratios of inorganic/organic arsenic in rice grains – H. Li – Chemosphere

Characteristics of rhizosphere and bulk soil microbial communities in rubber plantations in Hainan Island, China – Wang, W. B. – Journal of Tropical Forest Science

Microbial community structure and its temporal changes in Rehmannia glutinosa rhizospheric soils monocultured for different years – Linkun Wu – European Journal of Soil Biology

Exotic Plant Alnus trabeculosa Alters the Composition and Diversity of Native Rhizosphere Bacterial Communities of Phragmites australis – Xueping Chen – Pedosphere

Long-term chronological shifts in bacterial communities and hydrolytic extracellular enzyme activities in the forty years following a land-use change from upland fields to paddy fields – Nan Jiang – Pedobiologia

Water microbiome

Resilience of SAR11 bacteria to rapid acidification in the high latitude open ocean – Manuela Hartmann – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Selective pressure of temperature on competition and cross-feeding within denitrifying and fermentative microbial communities – Anna Hanke – Frontiers in Microbiology


Reproducible Research Workflow in R for the Analysis of Personalized Human Microbiome Data – Benjamin Callahan – Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing


Improved Bacterial 16S rRNA Gene (V4 and V4-5) and Fungal Internal Transcribed Spacer Marker Gene Primers for Microbial Community Surveys – William Walters – mSystems

Protocol: Studying Protistan Communities in Hydrocarbon-Contaminated Environments – Julia Johnke – Springer Protocols Handbooks

Microbes in the news

Harmful bacteria can survive in sandwich crackers, cookies for months, UGA study finds – Online Athens

Tomorrow’s Heart Drugs Might Target Gut Microbes – Ed Yong – The Atlantic

Bik’s Picks

Pharmacy delivery vans targeted by thieves seeking painkillers – David Armstrong – STAT news



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