January 11, 2016

Bacteriome of bat flies, phyllosphere of Espeletia plants, microbial eukaryotes in a fjord, and decomposing human bodies.

Human gut microbiome

Editorial: Gut microbiota cool-down burning fat! The immune hypothesis – Remy Burcelin – Trends in Endocrinology & Metabolism

Animal models

The programming effects of nutrition-induced catch-up growth on gut microbiota and metabolic diseases in adult mice – Jia Zheng – Microbiology Open

Animal microbiome

The bacteriome of bat flies (Nycteribiidae) from the Malagasy region: a community shaped by host ecology, bacterial transmission mode, and host-vector specificity – David A Wilkinson – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Microbial and Functional Diversity within the Phyllosphere of Espeletia sp. in an Andean High Mountain Ecosystem – Carlos A. Ruiz-Pérez – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Strong seasonality of marine microbial eukaryotes in a high-Arctic fjord (Isfjorden, West Spitsbergen) – Miriam Marquardt – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Microbiome of death

Microbial Signatures of Cadaver Gravesoil During Decomposition – Sheree J. Finley – Microbial Ecology

Bioinformatics and metagenomics

Microvirga massiliensis sp. nov., the human commensal with the largest genome – Aurélia Caputo – Microbiology Open

Microbes in the news

Newborn Gut Bacteria Differs If Infants Breastfed Or Formula-Fed, Vaginal Or Cesarean Birthed – Tara Haelle – Forbes

Good Bacteria May Inhibit Growth Of Pathogen Causing Ear Infection And Pneumonia: Examples Of Food High In Good Bacteria – Katrina Pascual – Tech Times

College Town: WPI students literally get the dirt on bacteria-fighting viruses – Bonnie Russell – Telegram

Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook post on vaccines sparks huge response – Ashley Welch – CBS News

Gates-backed NYC startup plumbs soil bacteria for tuberculosis therapy – Meghana Keshavan – MedCityNews

Living Bacteria Are Riding Earth’s Air Currents – Jim Morrison – Smithsonian

QIAGEN completed the acquisition of MO BIO Laboratories Inc – PR Newswire

Dirty Work: The Magic of Microbes with Sandor Katz – Matthew Zuras – Munchies

Why The Microbiome Is So Vital To Your Health – Josh Axe – Conscious Life News

What have the Romans ever done for us? Parasites in Europe and the Middle East during Roman Rule – Elisabeth Bik – microBEnet

Microbes and art

Microbial muses: Michele Banks talks about her microbial art – Nature Microbiology

Science, publishing, and career

Student Evaluations of Teaching (Mostly) Do Not Measure Teaching Effectiveness – Anne Boring – Science Open
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