January 27, 2016 – second edition

A call from the White House, synergy between Mycoplasma and Gardnerella, urinary microbiome, sarcoidosis, and a hiking guide to microbes on the seafloor.


The White House wants feedback from “All Microbiome-Science Champions” – give it – give it now – Jonathan Eisen – MicroBEnet
Calling All Microbiome-Science Champions! – Jo Handelsman and Elizabeth Stulberg – The White House

General human microbiome

Review: Exploring and Understanding the Biochemical Diversity of the Human Microbiota – Nitzan Koppel – Cell Chemical Biology

Pregnancy and birth

The impact of freeze-drying infant fecal samples on measures of their bacterial community profiles and milk-derived oligosaccharide content – Zachery T. Lewis – PeerJ

The common vaginal commensal bacterium Ureaplasma parvum is associated with chorioamnionitis in extreme preterm labour – Ciara Cox – The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine

Human vaginal microbiome

Mycoplasma hominis and Gardnerella vaginalis display a significant synergistic relationship in bacterial vaginosis – C. Cox – European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
Human oral microbiome

The yield and quality of cellular and bacterial DNA extracts from human oral rinse samples are variably affected by the cell lysis methodology – Mohsen Sohrabi – Journal of Microbiological Methods

Human skin microbiome

Note: 1 person per study groupSkin microbiota of first cousins affected by psoriasis and atopic dermatitis – Lorenzo Drago – Clinical and Molecular Allergy

Human urinary tract microbiome

Review: The human urinary microbiome and how it relates to urogynecology – Jenifer Schneeweiss – International Urogynecology Journal

Human gut microbiome

Metabolomics connects aberrant bioenergetic, transmethylation, and gut microbiota in sarcoidosis – Andreea Geamanu – Metabolomics

Review: Role of antibiotics for treatment of inflammatory bowel disease – Orna Nitzan – World Journal of Gastroenterology

Review: Gut microbiota imbalance and colorectal cancer – Johan Gagnière – World Journal of Gastroenterology

Animal models

In mice: A detrimental role of immunosuppressive drug, dexamethasone, during Clostridium difficile infection in association with a gastrointestinal microbial shift – Hyeun Bum Kim – Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Animal microbiome

Diversity of the gastric microbiota in Thoroughbred racehorses having gastric ulcer – Hee-Jin Dong – Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Long term repeated fire disturbance alters soil bacterial diversity but not the abundance in an Australian wet sclerophyll forest – Ju-pei Shen – Scientific Reports

Bacterial Diversity and Community Structure in Two Bornean Nepenthes Species with Differences in Nitrogen Acquisition Strategies – Wiebke Sickel – Microbial Ecology

Crop rotations alter bacterial and fungal diversity in paddy soils across East Asia – Yuji Jiang – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Emergence in mapping microbial diversity in tea (Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze) soil of Assam, North-East India: A novel approach – PN Bhattacharyya – European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience

High-Throughput Sequencing Analysis of the Endophytic Bacterial Diversity and Dynamics in Roots of the Halophyte Salicornia europaea – Shuai Zhao – Current Microbiology

Water and waste microbiome

Use of matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization–time of flight (MALDI–TOF) mass spectrometry for bacterial monitoring in routine analysis at a drinking water treatment plant – Laura Sala-Comorera – International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health

Extremophile microbiome

The Guaymas Basin hiking guide to hydrothermal mounds, chimneys and microbial mats: complex seafloor expressions of subsurface hydrothermal circulation – Andreas Teske – Frontiers in Microbiology

Bioinformatics and metagenomics

Bayesian Nonparametric Ordination for the Analysis of Microbial Communities – Boyu Ren – ArXiv

Keemei: cloud-based validation of tabular bioinformatics file formats in Google Sheets – Jai Ram Rideout – PeerJ Preprint

Characterization of sequence-specific errors in various next-generation sequencing systems – Sunguk Shin – Molecular Biosystems

Stochastic neutral modelling of the Gut Microbiota’s relative species abundance from next generation sequencing data – Claudia Sala – BMC Bioinformatics

Protocol“Deciphering Archaeal Communities” Omics Tools in the Study of Archaeal Communities – Lejla Pašić – Microbial Environmental Genomics (MEG)

Protocol: Reconstruction of Transformation Processes Catalyzed by the Soil Microbiome Using Metagenomic Approaches – Anne Schöler – Microbial Environmental Genomics (MEG)

Science, publishing, and career

Funding: What stops women getting more grants? – David McAllister – Nature



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