December 31, 2015

Last post of the year! Wishing you and all microbiomes a great, successful and healthy 2016!

Dead or alive in the sinus microbiome, early life exercise, feather degrading bacteria in the house sparrow, and fungi on public restroom floors.

Pregnancy and birth

Review: The Influence of Early Infant-Feeding Practices on the Intestinal Microbiome and Body Composition in Infants – Aifric O’Sullivan – Nutrition and Metabolic Insights

Human oral microbiome

Review: Advances in the microbial etiology and pathogenesis of early childhood caries
Evlambia Hajishengallis – Molecular Oral Microbiology

Human respiratory tract microbiome

Dead or alive: Deoxyribonuclease I sensitive bacteria and implications for the sinus microbiome – A.L. Williams – American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy

Human gut microbiome

Early life exercise may promote lasting brain and metabolic health through gut bacterial metabolites – Agnieszka Mika – Immunology & Cell Biology

Proton pump inhibitors alter the composition of the gut microbiota – Matthew A Jackson – Gut

Metagenomic Analysis Reveals Dynamic Changes of Whole Gut Microbiota in the Acute Phase of Intensive Care Unit Patients – Masahiro Ojima – Digestive Diseases and Sciences

Review: Dietary Emulsifiers, The Human Intestinal Mucus and Microbiome, and Dietary Fiber – Michael J. Glade – Nutrition

Review: Commensal bacteria modulate the tumor microenvironment – Theofilos Poutahidis – Cancer Letters

Review: Characterizing the Intestinal Microbiome in Infantile Colic. Findings Based on an Integrative Review of the Literature – Nancy E. Dubois – Biological Research For Nursing

Microbiome models

Variability in microbial population and fermentation traits at various sites within the forestomach and along the digestive tract as assessed in goats fed either grass or browse – J.O. Zeitz – Small Ruminant Research

Effect of roughage on rumen microbiota composition in the efficient feed converter and sturdy Indian Jaffrabadi buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) – Neelam M. Nathani – BMC Genomics

The Effect of Immigration on the Adaptation of Microbial Communities to Warming – Diane Lawrence – The American Naturalist

Animal microbiome

Birds: Microbial Genomics of a Host-Associated Commensal Bacterium in Fragmented Populations of Endangered Takahe – Zoë L. Grange – Microbial Ecology

More birds: Feather-degrading bacteria, uropygial gland size and feather quality in House Sparrows Passer domesticus – Attila Fülöp – Ibis

Plant, root, and soil microbiology

The Cultivable Surface Microbiota of the Brown Alga Ascophyllum nodosum is Enriched in Macroalgal-Polysaccharide-Degrading Bacteria – Marjolaine Martin – Frontiers in Microbiology

Characterization of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungus Communities of Aquilaria crassna and Tectona grandis Roots and Soils in Thailand Plantations – Amornrat Chaiyasen – PLOS ONE

Water and extremophile microbiome

Characterization of Halophilic Bacterial Communities in Turda Salt Mine (Romania) – Rahela Carpa – Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres

Built environment microbiome

Rapid assemblage of diverse environmental fungal communities on public restroom floors – Jennifer Fouquier – Indoor Air

A simple novel device for air sampling by electrokinetic capture – Julian Gordon – Microbiome

Infection microbiology

Review: The biogeography of polymicrobial infection – Apollo Stacy – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Microbes in the news

Gut Microbiome Influenced by Early-Life Exercise – GenEngNews

Celebrating the good viruses of 2015 – Jason Tetro – Popular Science

End of the year lists

Science: Best long reads of 2015 (part one) – BBC

Science: Best long reads of 2015 (part two) – BBC

Science, publishing, and career

“Women Who Don’t Give a Crap” – Holly Tabor – PLOS Genetics

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