January 23, 2016

Maturation of the mucin layer, periodontitis in Sjögren’s, Caenorhabditis elegans gut microbiota assembly, the rice-osphere, archaea in moonmilk, and microbial arsenic metabolism.

General human microbiome

The Human Microbiome and Public Health: Social and Ethical Considerations – Kieran C. O’Doherty – American Journal of Public Health

Pregnancy and birth

Review: Mucin–Microbiota Interaction During Postnatal Maturation of the Intestinal Ecosystem: Clinical Implications – Sana Rokhsefat- Digestive Diseases and Sciences

Human oral microbiome

Periodontitis prevalence and serum antibody reactivity to periodontal bacteria in primary Sjögren’s syndrome: a pilot study – Bozo Lugonja – Journal of Periodontology

Temporal Stability of the Salivary Microbiota in Oral Health – Daniel Belstrøm – PLOS ONE

Review: Immune dysregulation mediated by the oral microbiome: potential link to chronic inflammation and atherosclerosis – C. Slocum – Journal of Internal Medicine

Human gut microbiome

Review: Microbiota manipulation for weight change – Tal Dror – Microbial Pathogenesis

Review: Antibiotics and the Human Gut Microbiome: Dysbioses and Accumulation of Resistances – M. P. Francino – Frontiers in Microbiology

Models of microbiome research

Modulating the Gut Microbiota Improves Glucose Tolerance, Lipoprotein Profile and Atherosclerotic Plaque Development in ApoE-Deficient Mice – Ida Rune – PLOS ONE

Dysbiosis of the fecal microbiota in the TNBS-induced Crohn’s disease mouse model – Qing He – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Animal microbiome

Note that the worms did not develop into adults without having veggies to eatAssembly of the Caenorhabditis elegans gut microbiota from diverse soil microbial environments – Maureen Berg – The ISME Journal

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Rice-osphere? Rice Genotype Differences in Tolerance of Zinc-Deficient Soils: Evidence for the Importance of Root-Induced Changes in the Rhizosphere – Asako Mori – Frontiers in Plant Science

A perspective on inter-kingdom signaling in plant–beneficial microbe interactions – Amanda Rosier – Plant Molecular Biology

Chemotaxis signaling systems in model beneficial plant–bacteria associations – Birgit E. Scharf – Plant Molecular Biology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Deciphering associations between dissolved organic molecules and bacterial communities in a pelagic marine system – Helena Osterholz – The ISME Journal

Unique pioneer microbial communities exposed to volcanic sulfur dioxide – Reiko Fujimura – Scientific Reports

Archaeal Distribution in Moonmilk Deposits from Alpine Caves and Their Ecophysiological Potential – Christoph Reitschuler – Microbial Ecology

Chemotaxis toward phytoplankton drives organic matter partitioning among marine bacteria – Steven Smriga – PNAS

Review: The microbial genomics of arsenic – Jérémy Andres – FEMS Microbiology Reviews

Food microbiology

Kombucha tea fermentation: Microbial and biochemical dynamics – Somnath Chakravorty – International Journal of Food Microbiology

PCR-denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis analysis of microbial community in soy-daddawa, a Nigerian fermented soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merr.) condiment – Obinna T. Ezeokoli – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Check your fridge for Thanksgiving leftovers: Direct Dynamic Kinetic Analysis and Computer Simulation of Growth of Clostridium perfringens in Cooked Turkey during Cooling – Lihan Huang – Journal of Food Science

Bioinformatics, metagenomics, and protocols

Protocol collection: Microbial Environmental Genomics (MEG)
MG-RAST, a Metagenomics Service for Analysis of Microbial Community Structure and Function – Kevin P. Keegan
Reconstruction of Transformation Processes Catalyzed by the Soil Microbiome Using Metagenomic Approaches – Anne Schöler
Hybridization of Environmental Microbial Community Nucleic Acids by GeoChip – Joy D. Van Nostrand
Targeted Gene Capture by Hybridization to Illuminate Ecosystem Functioning – Céline Ribière
Fungal Communities in Soils: Soil Organic Matter Degradation – Tomáš Větrovský
GenoSol Platform: A Logistic and Technical Platform for Conserving and Exploring Soil Microbial Diversity – Samuel Dequiedt

Microbes in the news

Exploring the human gut microbiome. Scientific interest in this diverse world of bacteria has flipped from fear to fascination – Sabin Russell – Fred Hutch

Fungi Prevalent in Urine of Women With Chronic Pelvic Pain – Pam Harrison – MedPageToday

Microscopic subway passengers with a ticket to ride: Interview with Chris Mason – Labnews

To Fight Growing Threat From Germs, Scientists Try Old-Fashioned Killer – Gautam Naik – The Wall Street Journal

http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/22/health/flint-water-legionnaires-disease/Flint hospital reports finding Legionnaires’ bacteria in water – Ralph Ellis – CNN

Breast milk protein could be used in fight against antibiotic resistance – The Guardian

Listeria outbreak: Dole packaged salad linked to 12 bacteria infections and one death – John Houck – Inquisitr

Science, publishing, and career

By a 13 year old girl: Letter to BBC Wildlife Magazine on sexism in nature conservation – Mya-Rose Craig – BirdGirl

Bik’s Picks

Secular trends in family dinner frequency among adolescents – Kathryn Walton – BMC Research Notes
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