February 13, 2016

Fungal communities of bark beetles, microbiome in rhinosinusitis, deep-sea chemolithoautotrophic communities, talking walls (microbes in houses), and, for Valentine’s Day: cocoa bean fermentation. 

Jobs and events

Postdoc opportunity, University of Notre Dame: 20,000 longitudinal gut microbiome samples from wild baboons

Pregnancy and birth

ReviewPrevention of Necrotizing Enterocolitis Through Manipulation of the Intestinal Microbiota of the Premature Infant – Kannikar Vongbhavit – Clinical Therapeutics

Human oral microbiome

Analysis of bacterial community profiles of endodontically infected primary teeth using pyrosequencing – Kwan Hee Yun – International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry

Human respiratory microbiome

Composition and dynamics of the respiratory tract microbiome in intubated patients – Brendan J. Kelly – Microbiome Journal

Metagenomic Sequencing of the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Upper Bronchial Tract Microbiome Reveals Functional Changes Associated with Disease Severity – Simon J. S. Cameron- PLOS ONE

The bacterial microbiome in chronic rhinosinusitis: Richness, diversity, postoperative changes, and patient outcomes – Edward John Cleland – American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy

Review: Microbiome of the paranasal sinuses: Update and literature review – Jivianne T. Lee – American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy

Editorial: The microbiome of the sinuses and its relevance in health and disease – Simon A. Carney

Human reproductive tract microbiome

Molecular detection of intrauterine microbial colonization in women with endometriosis – Khaleque N. Khan – European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology

ReviewThe Basics of Bacteriuria: Strategies of Microbes for Persistence in Urine – Deepak S. Ipe – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

Review: The Human Microbiome during Bacterial Vaginosis – Andrew B. Onderdonk – Clinical Microbiology Reviews

Human gut microbiome

Allergy associations with the adult fecal microbiota: Analysis of the American Gut Project – Xing Hua – EBioMedicine

An Integrated Metabolomic and Microbiome Analysis Identified Specific Gut Microbiota Associated with Fecal Cholesterol and Coprostanol in Clostridium difficile Infection – Vijay C. Antharam – PLOS ONE

Review: The Role of Probiotics on the Microbiota: Effect on Obesity – Esther Nova – Nutrition in Clinical Practice

Editorial: Policing of gut microbiota by the adaptive immune system – Laurent Dollé – BMC Medicine

Review: Fostering of advanced mutualism with gut microbiota by Immunoglobulin A – Duncan B. Sutherland – Immunological Reviews

Perspective: The Second Brain: Is the Gut Microbiota a Link Between Obesity and Central Nervous System Disorders? – Javier Ochoa-Repáraz – Current Obesity Reports

Review: Butyrate, Neuroepigenetics and the Gut Microbiome: Can a High Fiber Diet Improve Brain Health? – Megan W. Bourassa – Neuroscience Letters

Gut passage

Colonic response to laxative ingestion as assessed by MRI differs in constipated irritable bowel syndrome compared to functional constipation – C. Lam – Neurogastroenterology & Motility

How do primates affect seed germination? A meta-analysis of gut passage effects on neotropical plants – Lisieux F. Fuzessy – Oikos

Models of microbiome research

Drosophila: Effects of co-occurring Wolbachia and Spiroplasma endosymbionts on the Drosophila immune response against insect pathogenic and non-pathogenic bacteria – Upasana Shokal – BMC Microbiology

Rats: Diet-induced changes in maternal gut microbiota and metabolomic profiles influence programming of offspring obesity risk in rats – Heather A. Paul – Scientific Reports

Thesis, mice: The effects of nicotine on the gut microbiome and the serum metabolite profile of mice – Ridwan Amin Mahbub – University of Georgia

Contains several cases of image duplication (might be error): Dietary Fiber Intake Regulates Intestinal Microflora and Inhibits Ovalbumin-Induced Allergic Airway Inflammation in a Mouse Model – Zhiyu Zhang – PLOS ONE

Animal microbiome

Metabarcoding of fungal communities associated with bark beetles – Kirsten E. Miller – Ecology and Evolution

Deep 16S rRNA gene sequencing of anterior foregut microbiota from the blue-green sharpshooter (Graphocephala atropunctata) – E. E. Rogers – Journal of Applied Entomology

A bacterial filter protects and structures the gut microbiome of an insect – Michele Caroline Lanan – The ISME Journal

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Isolation and Identification of Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria from Cucumber Rhizosphere and Their Effect on Plant Growth Promotion and Disease Suppression – Shaikhul Islam – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbial biomass and soil organic carbon accumulation on a former lakebed near Novosibirsk, Russia – Mikhail. V. Yakutin – Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science

A cost-effective and efficient strategy for Illumina sequencing of fungal communities: A case study of beech endophytes identified elevation as main explanatory factor for diversity and community composition – A.B. Siddique – Fungal Ecology

Primer: Networking in the Plant Microbiome – Marcel G. A. van der Heijden – PLOS Biology

Thesis: Next generation sequencing on soil samples from Etosha National Park: Diversity studies of an anthrax reservoir – Valseth, Karoline

Water and extremophile microbiome

Coupled RNA-SIP and metatranscriptomics of active chemolithoautotrophic communities at a deep-sea hydrothermal vent – Caroline S Fortunato – The ISME Journal

Novel microbial assemblages inhabiting crustal fluids within mid-ocean ridge flank subsurface basalt – Sean P Jungbluth – The ISME Journal

Context dependency in biodiversity patterns of central German stream metacommunities – Jonathan D. Tonkin – Freshwater Biology

Microbial community composition in the marine sediments of Jeju Island: next-generation sequencing surveys – Heebok Choi – Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Effects of temperature stress and aquarium conditions on the red macroalga Delisea pulchra and its associated microbial community – Enrique Zozaya-Valdés – Frontiers in Microbiology

Using in situ bacterial communities to monitor contaminants in river sediments – Yuwei Xie – Environmental Pollution

DGGE: Effects of fullerene (C60), multi-wall carbon nanotubes (MWCNT), single wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNT) and hydroxyl and carboxyl modified single wall carbon nanotubes on riverine microbial communities – J. R. Lawrence – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Built environment microbiome

Walls talk: Microbial biogeography of homes spanning urbanization – Jean F. Ruiz-Calderon – Science Advances

Microbial communities affecting albumen photography heritage: a methodological survey – Andrea Puškárová – Scientific Reports

Food microbiology

Characterization of microbiota in Plaisentif cheese by high-throughput sequencing
Alessandra Dalmasso – LWT-Food Science and Technology

Metagenomic analysis of viruses associated with field-grown and retail lettuce identifies human and animal viruses – Tiong Gim Aw – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Bacterial diversity of floor drain biofilms and drain waters in a Listeria monocytogenes contaminated food processing environment – Monika Dzieciol

Review: The cocoa bean fermentation process: from ecosystem analysis to starter culture development – L. De Vuyst – Journal of Applied Microbiology


Oufti: an integrated software package for high-accuracy, high-throughput quantitative microscopy analysis – Ahmad Paintdakhi – Molecular Microbiology

Viruses and phages

PerspectiveA Virological Perspective on Cancer – Blossom Damania – PLOS Pathogens

Bioinformatics and metagenomics

Fast search of thousands of short-read sequencing experiments – Brad Solomon – Nature Biotechnology

Open-Source Sequence Clustering Methods Improve the State Of the Art – Evguenia Kopylova

Editorial: Bacterial Speciation: Genetic Sweeps in Bacterial Species -Frederick M. Cohan – Current Biology

Microbes in the news

Walls talk – or at least hold many secrets a wall whisperer can reveal – Jonathan Eisen – MicroBEnet

Country microbes, city microbes—where you live can change how you get sick – Annalee Newitz – Ars Technica

Urbanization Leads to Change in Type of Bacteria in the Home – Lauran Neergaard – ABC News

Fun listRanking the Top 10 Best Bacteria on Earth – Ben Guarino – Inverse

Science, publishing and career

The Research Pirates of the Dark Web – Kaveh Waddell  – The Atlantic

Researcher illegally shares millions of science papers free online to spread knowledge – Science Alert



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