February 5, 2016

Just a quick new Digest in the lunch break at the #GamingMetrics conference at UC Davis. Here is a Storify from Day 1 (yesterday) by Jonathan Eisen – more to follow soon.

Pregnancy and birth

Microbial transmission from mothers with obesity or diabetes to infants: an innovative opportunity to interrupt a vicious cycle – Taylor K. Soderborg – Diabetologia

Human urinary tract microbiome

16S rRNA gene-based metagenomic analysis reveals differences in bacteria-derived extracellular vesicles in the urine of pregnant and non-pregnant women – Jae Young Yoo – Experimental & Molecular Medicine

Human gut microbiome

Fungal microbiota dysbiosis in IBD – Harry Sokol – Gut

Animal models of microbiome research

Oxygen Affects Gut Bacterial Colonization and Metabolic Activities in a Gnotobiotic Cockroach Model – Dorothee Tegtmeier – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Deterministic Assembly of Complex Bacterial Communities in Guts of Germ-Free Cockroaches – Aram Mikaelyan – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Associations of microbiota and toll-like receptor signaling pathway in esophageal adenocarcinoma – Ali H. Zaidi – BMC Cancer

Comparison of fecal microbiota between German Holstein dairy cows with and without left-sided displacement of the abomasum – Eun-Sik Song – Journal of Clinical Microbiology

Animal microbiome

The Gut Microbiota Modulates Energy Metabolism in the Hibernating Brown Bear Ursus arctos – Felix Sommer – Cell Reports

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Microbial Diversity in Soil, Sand Dune and Rock Substrates of the Thar Monsoon Desert, India – Subramanya Rao – Indian Journal of Microbiology

Microbial communities play important roles in modulating paddy soil fertility
Xuesong Luo – Scientific Reports

Diversity of archaeal and bacterial communities on exfoliated sandstone from Portchester Castle (UK) – Elisabetta Zanardini – International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation

Distance from the sea as a driving force of microbial communities under water potential stresses in litters of two typical Mediterranean plant species – Anne Marie Farnet Da Silva – Geoderma

Opinion: Back to the future of soil metagenomics – Joseph Nesme – Frontiers in Microbiology

Waste and water treatment

Occurrence and enrichment of ‘bacterial sherpas’: climb to sustainability in wastewater treatment – M. Arnaldos – Water Science & Technology

Metagenomics

Comprehensive Genomic Analyses of the OM43 Clade, Including a Novel Species from the Red Sea, Indicate Ecotype Differentiation among Marine Methylotrophs – Francy Jimenez-Infante – Applied and Environmental Micro

Microbial Ecology

Model-based media selection to minimize the cost of metabolic cooperation in microbial eco-systems – Mattia Zampieri – Bioinformatics

Microbes in the news

Savvy bacteria parents distribute damage unevenly among their children – Cara Giaimo – Atlas Obscura

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