February 6, 2016

Your Saturday morning Microbiome Digest.

Jobs and events

Postdoctoral Associate, Chicago, Illinois – Shedd Aquarium Microbiome Project

Human urinary tract microbiome

The Bladder Is Not Sterile: History and Current Discoveries on the Urinary Microbiome – Krystal Thomas-White – Current Bladder Dysfunction Reports

Human gut microbiome

American Gut: Researchers Launch Open-Access Gut Project – Nancy Averett – BioScience

Animal microbiome

Faecal virome of red foxes from peri-urban areas – Ivana Lojkić – Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

Closely coupled evolutionary history of ecto- and endosymbionts from two distantly-related animal phyla – Judith Zimmermann – Molecular Ecology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Impact of soil heat on reassembly of bacterial communities in the rhizosphere microbiome and plant disease suppression – Menno van der Voort – Ecology Letters

Extracellular DNA extraction is a fast, cheap and reliable alternative for multi-taxa surveys based on soil DNA – Lucie Zinger – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Water and extremophile microbiome

Metagenomic Analysis Reveals Symbiotic Relationship among Bacteria in Microcystis-Dominated Community – Meili Xie – Frontiers in Microbiology

Metagenomic Analysis of Virioplankton of the Subtropical Jiulong River Estuary, China – Lanlan Cai – MDPI Viruses

Hydrocarbon pollutants shape bacterial community assembly of harbor sediments – Marta Barbato – Marine Pollution Bulletin

Thesis: The Impact of Temperature, pH and Environmental Heterogeneity on Prokaryotic
Diversity in Yellowstone National Park Thermal Springs – Xiaoben Jiang – The University of New Mexico

Drinking water and waste microbiome

Archaeal community in a human-disturbed watershed in southeast China: diversity, distribution, and responses to environmental changes – Anyi Hu – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Comparison of Particle-Associated Bacteria from a Drinking Water Treatment Plant and Distribution Reservoirs with Different Water Sources – G. Liu – Scientific Reports

Biostimulation of metal-resistant microbial consortium to remove zinc from contaminated environments – Isis E. Mejias Carpio – Science of the Total Environment

Review: Biological Stability of Drinking Water: Controlling Factors, Methods, and Challenges – Emmanuelle I. Prest – Frontiers in Microbiology

Built environment microbiome / microbes in space

Growth of 48 built environment bacterial isolates on board the International Space Station (ISS) – David A Coil – PeerJ

The Last Possible Outposts for Life on Mars – Davila Alfonso F. – Astrobiology

Metagenomic analysis and functional characterization of the biogas microbiome using high throughput shotgun sequencing and a novel binning strategy – Stefano Campanaro – Biotechnology for Biofuels

Bioinformatics and metagenomics

TruSPAdes: barcode assembly of TruSeq synthetic long reads – Anton Bankevich – Nature Methods

Identifying contamination with advanced visualization and analysis practices: metagenomic approaches for eukaryotic genome assemblies – Tom O. Delmont – PeerJ

Thesis: A Case Study Tested Framework for Multivariate Analyses of Microbiomes: Software for Microbial Community Comparisons – Eric M. Spaulding – University of Montana – Missoula

Twin metabolomics: The key to unlocking complex phenotypes in nutrition research – Rebecca Barron – Nutrition Research

Increasing metagenomic resolution of microbiome interactions through functional phylogenomics and bacterial sub-communities – Angélica Cibrián-Jaramillo – Frontiers in Genetics

Microbes in the news

Buffalo Wild Wings Hit By Norovirus Investigation Before Super Bowl Binge – Venessa Wong – BuzzFeed

Explainer: what is the gut microbiota and how does it affect mind and body? – Senaka Ranadheera – The Conversation

Not all statements are true: Microbial miracle workers – Jay Keche – Indiana Daily Student

Science, publishing, and career

Gaming Metrics conference (Feb 4-5, UC Davis) about science misconduct, fake journals, and citation games – Storify Day 1 by Jonathan Eisen


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