December 26, 2015

Gut microbiota of patients with and without abdominal bloating, probiotics to help with academic stress, and a copper gradient near a Canadian mine.

Pregnancy and birth

Review: The microbiome and childhood diseases: Focus on brain-gut axis
Siobhain M. O’ Mahony – Birth Defects Research Part C: Embryo Today: Reviews

Human respiratory tract microbiome

Microbiological and Molecular Identification of Bacterial Species Isolated from Nasal and Oropharyngeal mucosa of Fuel Workers in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – Suaad S. AlWakeel – Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences

Human gut microbiome

Molecular Characterization of the Intestinal Microbiota in Patients With and Without Abdominal Bloating – Tamar Ringel-Kulka – American Journal of Physiology

Microbiome models

Choline Diet and Its Gut Microbe–Derived Metabolite, Trimethylamine N-Oxide, Exacerbate Pressure Overload–Induced Heart Failure – Chelsea L. Organ – Circulation: Heart Failure

Bidirectional interactions between indomethacin and the murine intestinal microbiota
Xue Liang

A simple coculture system shows mutualism between anaerobic faecalibacteria and epithelial Caco-2 cells – Mehdi Sadaghian Sadabad – Scientific Reports

Animal microbiome

Metagenomic assessment of the functional potential of the rumen microbiome in Holstein dairy cows – Dipti W. Pitta – Anaerobe

Age-Related Shifts in Bacterial Diversity in a Reef Coral – Alex D. Williams – PLOS ONE

Microbial composition of biofilms associated with lithifying rubble of Acropora palmata branches – Yislem Beltrán – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Comparisons of diazotrophic communities in native and agricultural desert ecosystems reveal plants as important drivers in diversity – Martina Köberl – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Locally adapted arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi improve vigor and resistance to herbivory of native prairie plant species – Elizabeth L. Middleton – Ecosphere

Root Exudation by Aphid Leaf Infestation Recruits Root-associated Paenibacillus spp. to Lead Plant Insect Susceptibility – Bora Kim – Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Effects of the allelochemical coumarin on plants and soil microbial community – E. Niro – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Water and waste microbiome

Microbiome analysis across a natural copper gradient at a proposed Northern Canadian mine site – Thea Van Rossum – Frontiers in Environmental Science

Evaluation of Community-Level Physiological Profiling for Monitoring Microbial Community Function in Aquaculture Ponds – Gerald L. Kurten – North American Journal of Aquaculture

Methane Seep Carbonates Host Distinct, Diverse, and Dynamic Microbial Assemblages – David H. Case – mBio

Microbial colonisation and litter decomposition in a Cerrado stream are limited by low dissolved nutrient concentrations – Adriana O. Medeiros – Limnetica

Diversity, community structure, and bioremediation potential of mercury-resistant marine bacteria of estuarine and coastal environments of Odisha, India – Hirak R. Dash – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Review: Microbial Surface Colonization and Biofilm Development in Marine Environments – Hongyue Dang – Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews

Bioinformatics and metagenomics

Effect of k-tuple length on sample-comparison with high-throughput sequencing data – Ying Wang – Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications

Unifying view of stem–loop hairpin RNA as origin of current and ancient parasitic and non-parasitic RNAs, including in giant viruses – Hervé Seligmann – Current Opinion in Microbiology

Alignment behaviors of short peptides provide a roadmap for functional profiling of metagenomic data – Rohita Sinha – BMC Genomics

Rapid antibiotic-resistance predictions from genome sequence data for Staphylococcus aureus and Mycobacterium tuberculosis – Phelim Bradley – Nature Communications

Proteomics

Review: The challenge of metaproteomic analysis in human samples – Jonathan M Blackburn – Expert Review of Proteomics

Functional foods

Fermented milk containing Lactobacillus casei strain Shirota prevents the onset of physical symptoms in medical students under academic examination stress – A. Kato-Kataoka – Beneficial Microbes

Microbes in the news

Topical Mupirocin Changes Sinus Microbiome – Interview with Tara F. Carr – Medical Research

Is This Snowy Wonderland Or The World Inside A Petri Dish? – Meredith Rizzo – NPR

End of the year lists

From Blood Rain to Green Poo: 10 Weirdest Science Stories of 2015 – Elizabeth Palermo – Live Science

The Altmetric Top 100 Research Papers 2015 – Altmetric
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