January 12, 2016

The ecology of microbiome research (in the new journal Nature Microbiology), gut microbiome of infants, dentition status and teeth microbes, human impact on corals, metagenomics, CRISPRs, rainforest and desert soils, and tropical oceans.

General microbiome

An assessment of US microbiome research – Elizabeth Stulberg – Nature Microbiology

Microbiome: Ecology of stable gut communities – Luke McNally – Nature Microbiology

Pregnancy and birth microbiome

Association of Cesarean Delivery and Formula Supplementation With the Intestinal Microbiome of 6-Week-Old Infants – Juliette C. Madan – JAMA Pediatrics

Human oral microbiome

Supragingival Microbial Profiles of Permanent and Deciduous Teeth in Children with Mixed Dentition – Weihua Shi – PLOS ONE

Human gut microbiome

Human Gut Bacteria Are Sensitive to Melatonin and Express Endogenous Circadian Rhythmicity – Jiffin K. Paulose – PLOS ONE

A New High-Throughput Approach to Genotype Ancient Human Gastrointestinal Parasites – Nathalie M. L. Côté – PLOS ONE

Intestinal Microbiota in Patients with Spinal Cord Injury – Bilgi Gungor – PLOS ONE

Editorial: A Potential Role for Host- Microbe Dysbiosis in Enteropathy Associated with HIV Infection – Michael D. George – Primary & Acquired Immunodeficiency Research

Review: The obese gut microbiome across the epidemiologic transition – Lara R. Dugas – Emerging Themes in Epidemiology

Animal microbiome

Obligate bacterial mutualists evolving from environmental bacteria in natural insect populations – Takahiro Hosokawa – Nature Microbiology

The Microbiome of Ehrlichia-Infected and Uninfected Lone Star Ticks (Amblyomma americanum) – R. T. Trout Fryxell – PLOS ONE

Coral microbial community dynamics in response to anthropogenic impacts near a major city in the central Red Sea – Maren Ziegler – Marine Pollution Bulletin

Application of Faecalibacterium 16S rDNA genetic marker for accurate identification of duck faeces – Da Sun – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Review: Understanding the canine intestinal microbiota and its modification by pro-, pre- and synbiotics – what is the evidence? – Silke Schmitz – Veterinary Medicine and Science

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Linking the Composition of Bacterial and Archaeal Communities to Characteristics of Soil and Flora Composition in the Atlantic Rainforest – Julia Elidia Lima-Perim – PLOS ONE

Corky root severity, root knot nematode galling and microbial communities in soil, rhizosphere and rhizoplane in organic and conventional greenhouse compartments
Ariena H.C. van Bruggen – Applied Soil Ecology

Metacommunity analysis of amoeboid protists in grassland soils – Anna Maria Fiore-Donno – Scientific Reports

Microbial communities of buried soils of the Tsaritsyn Defense Line (1718–1720) – T. S. Demkina – Soil Biology

Perspective: Exploring rhizospheric interactions for agricultural sustainability: The need of integrative research on multi-trophic interactions – Rama Kant Dubey – Journal of Cleaner Production

Water microbiome

Genetic Diversity Affects the Daily Transcriptional Oscillations of Marine Microbial Populations – Irina N. Shilova – PLOS ONE

Low diversity of planktonic bacteria in the tropical ocean – Mathias Milici – Scientific Reports

Out of thin air: Microbial utilization of atmospheric gaseous organics in the surface ocean – Jesus M. Arrieta – Frontiers in Microbiology

Elevated nutrients change bacterial community composition and connectivity: high throughput sequencing of young marine biofilms – Jasmin C. Lawes – Biofouling

Waste microbiology

Dynamics of bacterial populations during bench-scale bioremediation of oily seawater and desert soil bioaugmented with coastal microbial mats – Nidaa Ali – Microbial Biotechnology

Sequential Changes of Microbial Community Composition During Biological Wastewater Treatment in Single Unit Waste Stabilization System – Subhasis Sarkar – Waste and Biomass Valorization

Diversity and interactions of microbial functional genes under differing environmental conditions: insights from a membrane bioreactor and an oxidation ditch – Yu Xia – Scientific Reports

Food microbiology

Investigation of chocolate produced from four different Brazilian varieties of cocoa (Theobroma cacao L.) inoculated with Saccharomyces cerevisiae – Aline Galvão Tavares Menezesa – Food Research International

Microbial diversity and metabolite composition of Belgian red-brown acidic ales – Isabel Snauwaert – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Metagenomics, CRISPRs, viruses, and bioinformatics

Computational prediction of CRISPR cassettes in gut metagenome samples from Chinese type-2 diabetic patients and healthy controls – Tatiana C. Mangericao – BMC Systems Biology

Identification of physical interactions between genomic regions by enChIP-Seq – Toshitsugu Fujita – BioRxiv

Metaviromics of Namib Desert Salt Pans: A Novel Lineage of Haloarchaeal Salterproviruses and a Rich Source of ssDNA Viruses – Evelien M. Adriaenssens – MDPI Viruses

A novel semi-supervised algorithm for the taxonomic assignment of metagenomic reads – Vinh Van Le – BMC Bioinformatics

Genome-wide selective sweeps and gene-specific sweeps in natural bacterial populations – Matthew L Bendall – The ISME Journal

Techniques in microbiology

The 6th International Conference on Analysis of Microbial Cells at the Single Cell Level, Retz, Austria, 19-22 July, 2015 – Nina Bydlinski – New Biotechnology

Microbes in the news

Microbe Cells Don’t Outnumber Your Own – Marissa Fessenden – Smithsonian

Getting to know the vagina: Microbiomes and our health – Daniel Vosberg – McGillDaily

Acidification affects the ability of bacteria to clean our oceans – Phys.org

Science, publishing, and career

Do prestigious science journals attract bad science? – Julia Belluz – Vox

Female professors are woefully outnumbered at med schools nationwide – Melissa Bailey – STAT News
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