January 13, 2016

Frozen vs fresh stool transplants, the primate skin microbiome, diet-induced extinctions, bacteria in breast milk from low income Mexican-American moms, and engineered poplar tree endosphere.


Tapping the Human Microbiome (Kavli Hangout) – Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1:30 pm EST, with Janet Jansson, Rob Knight, and Jeff Miller

Pregnancy and birth microbiome

Bacterial microbiome of breast milk and child saliva from low-income Mexican-American women and children – Veronica Davé – Pediatric Research

Human vaginal microbiome

Review: Biotherapeutic agents and vaginal health – F. H. Al-Ghazzewi – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Human gut microbiome

Frozen vs Fresh Fecal Microbiota Transplantation and Clinical Resolution of Diarrhea in Patients With Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection – Christine H. Lee – JAMA

Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth and Environmental Enteropathy in Bangladeshi Children – Jeffrey R. Donowitz – mBio

Animal and bioreactor models

Diet-induced extinctions in the gut microbiota compound over generations – Erica D. Sonnenburg – Nature

Intestinal epithelial TLR4 signaling affects epithelial function, colonic microbiota and promotes risk for transmissible colitis – Rishu Dheer – Infection and Immunity

Modulation of the human gut microbiota by dietary fibres occurs at the species level – Wing Sun Faith Chung – BMC Biology

Animal microbiome

Diversity and evolution of the primate skin microbiome – Sarah E. Council – Proceedings of the Royal Society B

Host-associated coral reef microbes respond to the cumulative pressures of ocean warming and ocean acidification – N. S. Webster – Scientific Reports

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Lignin engineering in field-grown poplar trees affects the endosphere bacterial microbiome – Bram Beckers – PNAS

Invariant community structure of soil bacteria in subtropical coniferous and broadleaved forests – Xiaoli Wang – Scientific Reports

Food microbiology

Seasonal and Growth-Dependent Dynamics of Bacterial Community in Radish Sprouts – Hiroshi Asakura – Journal of Food Safety

Bacterial dynamics and metabolite changes in solid-state acetic acid fermentation of Shanxi aged vinegar – Sha Li – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology


Functional Profiling of Unfamiliar Microbial Communities Using a Validated De Novo Assembly Metatranscriptome Pipeline – Mark Davids – PLOS ONE

Metagenomics and bioinformatics

Direct next-generation sequencing of virus-human mixed samples without pretreatment is favorable to recover virus genome – Dingchen Li – Biology Direct

Microbes in the news

DNA Genotek’s microbiome collection and stabilization blog – Lisa Gamwell – The Microbiome Snapshot

Human trials will test freeze-dried poop pills as a weight-loss treatment – David Nield – Science Alert

What is Zika virus? Interview with Derek Gatherer – Microbe Post

E. coli Slinky: Revealed: the awful anchor that lets urinary tract infections take hold – Josh Barney – University of Virginia

Bik’s Picks

Estimation of a Killer Whale (Orcinus orca) Population’s Diet Using Sequencing Analysis of DNA from Feces – Michael J. Ford – PLOS ONE



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