February 16, 2016

Today we’ll go to the extremes: Life in hydrogen sulfide rich environments, subsurface Archaea, subseafloor Fungi, and pit latrines.


NIOO Summer course: identifying terrestrial and freshwater nematodes – June 13-24, Wageningen, The Netherlands

Human respiratory microbiome

Concealed Carry: Hidden Staphylococcus aureus Carriage: Overrated or Underappreciated? – Alex van Belkum – mBio

Human gut microbiome

Review: Imbalance of Gastrointestinal Microbiota in the Pathogenesis of Helicobacter pylori-Associated Diseases – Cong He – Helicobacter

Editorial: We are not alone: Understanding the Contributions of Intestinal Microbial Communities and the Congested Gut in Heart Failure – WH Wilson Tang – JACC Heart Failure

Research Highlight: Microbiota predicts side-effects of immunotherapy – Yvonne Bordon – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Models of microbiome research

Rats: Effects of neutrophils peptide-1 transgenic Chlorella ellipsoidea on the gut microbiota of male Sprague–Dawley rats, as revealed by high-throughput 16S rRNA sequencing – Mingzhang Guo – World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Fish: Correlation between microbiota and growth in Mangrove Killifish (Kryptolebias marmoratus) and Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) – Torunn Forberg – Scientific Reports

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

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Beneficial Microbes Affect Endogenous Mechanisms Controlling Root Development
Eline H. Verbon – Trends in Plant Science

Water and extremophile microbiome

Mechanisms underlying adaptation to life in hydrogen sulfide rich environments – Joanna L. Kelley – Molecular Biology and Evolution

Deep Sequencing of Subseafloor Eukaryotic rRNA Reveals Active Fungi across Marine Subsurface Provinces – William Orsi – PLOS ONE

Succession of lignocellulolytic bacterial consortia bred anaerobically from lake sediment – Elisa Korenblum – Microbial Biotechnology

Genomic inference of the metabolism of cosmopolitan subsurface Archaea, Hadesarchaea – Brett J. Baker – Nature Microbiology

Built environment microbiome

Assessment of the influence of intrinsic environmental and geographical factors on the bacterial ecology of pit latrines – Belen Torondel – Microbial Biotechnology

Efficacy of dental unit waterlines disinfectants on a polymicrobial biofilm – Damien Costa – Water Research

Food microbiology

Warning: contains graphic images: Screening for Viral Pathogens in African Simian Bushmeat Seized at A French Airport – Sarah Temmam – Transboundary and Emerging Diseases

Next-generation sequencing analysis of lager brewing yeast strains reveals the evolutionary history of interspecies hybridization – Miki Okuno – DNA Research

Development of spoilage bacterial community and volatile compounds in chilled beef under vacuum or high oxygen atmospheres – Elina Jääskeläinen – International Journal of Food Microbiology

More microbiology

My favorite structureRibosomal small subunit domains radiate from a central core – Burak Gulen – Scientific Reports

Selection favors incompatible signaling in bacteria – Alfonso Pérez-Escudero – PNAS

Microbes in the news

Bacteria Can Convey Electrical Messages the Same Way Neurons Do – Diana Kwon – Scientific American

40 Trillion Bacteria on and in Us? Fewer Than We Thought – Nicholas Bakalar – New York Times

Scientists discover new microbes that thrive deep in the earth – Phys.org

Europe’s Richest Microbiome Biotech Acquires Irish Start-up To Accelerate – Labiotech

There are always bacteria lurking in dental equipment, suggests research – MedicalXpress

Genes, bugs and radiation: WHO backs new weapons in Zika fight – Ben Hirschler – Reuters

Gene Linked to Patients’ Response to Infectious Diseases – GenEngNews

Science, publishing, and career

Poisoning your lab mates? Simulating Scientific Sabotage, For Fun: With a card game, researchers make light of the “wacky aspects of scientific research.” – Tracy Vence – The Scientist



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