January 19, 2016

Microbiota manipulation during stem cell transplants, meh-crobial diversity in digestive tract of two sheep breeds, eukaryotes within pitcher plants,  South Atlantic Ocean, and soil affected by the 2011 Japan Tsunami.

Events

ISME16, Montreal, Canada, 21 – 26 August 2016. Registration and Submissions now open. The deadline for submitting your abstract is 18 March.

ASM Career Development Grants for Postdoctoral Women – up to 4 awards of $1,500 each. Deadline for Nominations: February 1, 2016.

Fellowships by L’Oréal USA For Women In Science. Deadline Feb 5, 2016. Program awards five women postdoctoral scientists annually with grants of $60,000 each, in any specialty.

Human oral microbiome

Salivary bacterial fingerprints of established oral disease revealed by the Human Oral Microbe Identification using Next Generation Sequencing (HOMINGS) technique – Daniel Belstrøm – Journal of Oral Microbiology

Human gut microbiome

Sleep quality and the treatment of intestinal microbiota imbalance in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A pilot study – Melinda L. Jackson – Sleep Science

Fecal microbiota transplantation: A ‘How-To’ guide for nurses – Sharyn Leis – Collegian Journal

Review: Microbiota Manipulation With Prebiotics and Probiotics in Patients Undergoing Stem Cell Transplantation – Tessa M. Andermann – Current Hematologic Malignancy Reports

Review: Epigenetic Regulation of Enteric Neurotransmission by Gut Bacteria – Tor C. Savidge – Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience

Bioreactor and animal models

Microbial Metabolism Shifts Towards an Adverse Profile with Supplementary Iron in the TIM-2 In vitro Model of the Human Colon – Guus A. M. Kortman – Frontiers in Microbiology

Video: A Novel Bioreactor for High Density Cultivation of Diverse Microbial Communities – Jacob R. Price – JOVE

Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar L.) Gastrointestinal Microbial Community Dynamics in Relation to Digesta Properties and Diet – Kamarul Zaman Zarkasi – Microbial Ecology

Animal microbiome

Microbial diversity in the digestive tract of two different breeds of sheep – J.-L. Douglas – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Dynamics of Bacterial Community Composition in the Malaria Mosquito’s Epithelia – Majoline T. Tchioffo – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbiota Plays a Role in Oral Immune Priming in Tribolium castaneum – Momir Futo – Frontiers in Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Dynamics of Viral Abundance and Diversity in a Sphagnum-Dominated Peatland: Temporal Fluctuations Prevail Over Habitat – Flore Ballaud – Frontiers in Microbiology

Biogeographic barriers drive co-diversification within associated eukaryotes of the Sarracenia alata pitcher plant system – Jordan D. Satler – PeerJ

Expanding our Understanding of the Seaweed Holobiont: RNA Viruses of the Red Alga Delisea pulchra – Tim Lachnit – Frontiers in Microbiology

New Methods To Unravel Rhizosphere Processes – Eva Oburger – Trends in Plant Science

Soil microbial responses to forest floor litter manipulation and nitrogen addition in a mixed-wood forest of northern China – Xiao-Lu Sun – Scientific Reports

Unraveling the Functions of the Macroalgal Microbiome – Ravindra Pal Singh – Frontiers in Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Diversity and bioprospection of fungal community present in oligotrophic soil of continental Antarctica – Valéria M. Godinho – Extremophiles

Novel Barite Chimneys at the Loki’s Castle Vent Field Shed Light on Key Factors Shaping Microbial Communities and Functions in Hydrothermal Systems – Ida H. Steen – Frontiers in Microbiology

High Diversity of Anaerobic Alkane-Degrading Microbial Communities in Marine Seep Sediments Based on (1-methylalkyl)succinate Synthase Genes – Marion H. Stagars – Frontiers in Microbiology

Nutrient limitation of microbial phototrophs on a debris-covered glacier – J.L. Darcy – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Large-scale distribution of microbial and viral populations in the South Atlantic Ocean – Daniele De Corte – Environmental Microbiology Reports

Selective Pressure of Temperature on Competition and Cross-Feeding within Denitrifying and Fermentative Microbial Communities – Anna Hanke – Frontiers in Microbiology

A Lipid-Accumulating Alga Maintains Growth in Outdoor, Alkaliphilic Raceway Pond with Mixed Microbial Communities – Tisza A. S. Bell – Frontiers in Microbiology

Genomic Reconstruction of an Uncultured Hydrothermal Vent Gammaproteobacterial Methanotroph (Family Methylothermaceae) Indicates Multiple Adaptations to Oxygen Limitation – Connor T. Skennerton – Frontiers in Microbiology

Genomic and metagenomic analysis of microbes in a soil environment affected by the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake tsunami – Satoshi Hiraoka – BMC Genomics

Oil reservoir microbiome

Genome-Resolved Metagenomic Analysis Reveals Roles for Candidate Phyla and Other Microbial Community Members in Biogeochemical Transformations in Oil Reservoirs – Ping Hu – mBio

Food microbiology

Dynamic changes in microbiota and mycobiota during spontaneous ‘Vino Santo Trentino’ fermentation – Irene Stefanini – Microbial Biotechnology

Other microbiology and techniques

Perspective: Adapting Koch’s postulates – Allyson L. Byrd, Julia Segre – Science

Depletion of human DNA in spiked clinical specimens to improve the sensitivity of pathogen detection by next generation sequencing – Mohammad R. Hasan – Journal of Clinical Microbiology

Evaluation of a new device to simplify and standardize stool sample preparation for viral molecular testing with limited hands-on-time – Linda Feghoul – Journal of Clinical Microbiology

Review: Polymicrobial Biofilm Studies: from Basic Science to Biofilm Control – Hubertine ME Willems – Current Oral Health Reports

Review: Laser microdissection: A promising tool for exploring microorganisms and their interactions with hosts – Oleg V. Podgorny – Journal of Microbiological Methods

Book: Applications of Mass Spectrometry in Microbiology – Plamen Demirev, Todd R Sandrin – Springer

Metagenomics and bioinformatics

Searching more genomic sequence with less memory for fast and accurate metagenomic profiling – Shea N Gardner – bioRxiv

An evaluation of the accuracy and speed of metagenome analysis tools – Stinus Lindgreen – Scientific Reports

Motif-based text mining of microbial metagenome redundancy profiling data for disease classification – Yin Wang – BioMed Research International

Metabolic pathways

Metabolic traits of an uncultured archaeal lineage -MSBL1- from brine pools of the Red Sea – Romano Mwirichia – Scientific Reports

Microbes in the news

Looking at the Microbiota to Improve Intestinal Transplantation Results – Jeannette Y. Wick – HCP Live

Why do I have to share my body with so many bugs? – Michael Mosley – BBC

How Bitter Taste Receptors Defend the Body against Bacteria – Robert J Lee – Scientific American

White Paper: The Future of Microbiome Research: Out of the Lab and Into the Clinic – Global Engage

How chicory may help fight plague bacteria – Jason Tetro – Popular Science

Lethal bacteria in Christmas Island feral cats sparks warning (Leptospira) – Nicolas Perpitch – ABC Australia

Microbes and art

Subvisual Subway: The Art of New York City’s Bacterial World – Emily Driscoll – Science Friday

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