February 15, 2016

Drosophila longevity, gut immunity in insects, metagenomics and beef production, secure computation, and mutualistic phages.

Pregnancy and birth

Research Highlight: Add the microbiota to your birth plan – Cláudio Nunes-Alves – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Human gut microbiome

Review: Gut microbiome and Metabolic Syndrome – Mohsen Mazidi – Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research & Reviews

Review: Role of microbes (probiotics and prebiotics) – D.M.A.E. Jonkers – Best Practice & Research Clinical Gastroenterology

Review: Intestinal Microbiota in Liver Disease – Tanvir R. Haque – Best Practice & Research Clinical Gastroenterology

Models of microbiome research

Folate Acts in E. coli to Accelerate C. elegans Aging Independently of Bacterial Biosynthesis – Bhupinder Virk – Cell Reports

Glucose modulates Drosophila longevity and immunity independent of the microbiota – Anthony Galenza – Biology Open

Bacterial successions in the gastrointestinal tract of broilers – Samir Ranjitkar – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Triclosan Exposure is Associated with Rapid Restructuring of the Microbiome in Adult Zebrafish – Christopher A Gaulke – BioRxiv

Research Highlight: How to extend your stay – Cláudio Nunes-Alves – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Animal microbiome

Review: Gut immunity in Lepidopteran insects – Kai Wu – Developmental & Comparative Immunology

Editorial: Bears Arouse Interest in Microbiota’s Role in Health – Kimberly A. Dill-McFarland – Trends in Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Impact of long-term cropping of glyphosate-resistant transgenic soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.] on soil microbiome – Letícia Carlos Babujia – Transgenic Research

Food microbiology

Use of metagenomic shotgun sequencing technology to detect foodborne pathogens within their microbiome in beef production chain – Xiang Yang – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Microbial dynamics in industrial Blue veined cheeses in different packaging
P. Duval – International Dairy Journal

Diversity of the microbiota involved in wine and organic apple cider submerged vinegar production as revealed by DHPLC analysis and next-generation sequencing – Janja Trček – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Built environment microbiome

Air dispersed essential oils combined with standard sanitization procedures for environmental microbiota control in nosocomial hospitalization rooms – Fabrizio Gelmini – Complementary Therapies in Medicine

Waste and extremophile microbiology

Anaerobic digestion of biowaste under extreme ammonia concentration: Identification of key microbial phylotypes – Simon Poirier – Bioresource Technology

Bioinformatics and metagenomics

Privacy-Preserving Microbiome Analysis Using Secure Computation – Justin Wagner – Bioinformatics

Phages and viruses

OpinionThe Significance of Mutualistic Phages for Bacterial Ecology and Evolution – Nancy Obeng – Trends in Microbiology


Unique sequence characteristics account for good DGGE separation of almost full-length 18S rDNAs – Zhiqing Huang – World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Microbes in the news

New appreciation for human microbiome leads to greater understanding of human health – University of Oklahoma – EurekAlert

From Huts to Cities: How Changes in Dwellings Have Impacted Microbe Exposure for the Human Immune System – New York University Langone

Researchers outline progress in turning bacteria into mini construction workers – The Construction Index

Can we outrun Zika? Walk this street in Colombia and you’ll see how tough it is – Andrew Joseph – STATnews

Cranberries help urinary tract infections, but not as juice – Yvette Brazier – Medical News Today

Biofilm Formation Hampers Removal of Dangerous Bacteria from Hospital Surfaces – Medical Research



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