February 23, 2016

An introduction to 16S rRNA gene sequencing, gut microbiome disruptions in long-term care, microbial responses to oil contamination, colors and k-mers, and how to build your own Winogradsky column.

Jobs and events

PhD position on metagenomics-driven natural product discovery from plant microbiomes – Wageningen University, The Netherlands

Festival of Genomics: Has microbiome session, 27-29 June 2016, Boston

Human skin microbiome

Good introduction for other sample types too! Research Techniques Made Simple: Bacterial 16S Ribosomal RNA Gene Sequencing in Cutaneous Research – Jay-Hyun Jo – Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Human gut microbiome

Intestinal microbiome disruption in patients in a long-term acute care hospital: A case for development of microbiome disruption indices to improve infection prevention – Alison Laufer Halpin – American Journal of Infection Control

Association of dietary type with fecal microbiota and short chain fatty acids in vegans and omnivores – Alina Reiss – Journal of International Society of Microbiota

Microbiome models

Aging and serum MCP-1 are associated with gut microbiome composition in a murine model – Melissa N. Conley – PeerJ Preprint

Isolation and Characterization of a Novel Gammaherpesvirus from a Microbat Cell Line – Reed S. Shabman – mSphere

Animal microbiome

Review: Molecular trophic markers in marine food webs and their potential use for coral ecology – Miguel Costa Leal – Marine Genomics

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Microbial diversity in European alpine permafrost and active layers – Beat Frey – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Responses of microbial community from tropical pristine coastal soil to crude oil contamination – Daniel Morais – PeerJ

Zinc treatment increases the titer of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’ in HLB-affected citrus plants while affecting the bacterial microbiomes – Muqing Zhang – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Draft Genome Sequences of Two Vibrio splendidus Strains, Isolated from Seagrass Sediment – Ruth D. Lee – Genome Announcements

Draft Genome Sequences of Two Pseudoalteromonas Strains Isolated from Roots and Leaf Blades of the Seagrass Zostera marina – Alexandra Alexiev – Genome Announcements

Deep RNA-Seq profile reveals biodiversity, plant–microbe interactions and a large family of NBS-LRR resistance genes in walnut (Juglans regia) tissues – Sandeep Chakraborty – AMB Express

Water microbiome

Environmental heterogeneity among lakes promotes hyper β-diversity across phytoplankton communities – Selma Maloufi – Freshwater Biology

Bacterial community structure and variation in a full-scale seawater desalination plant for drinking water production – A. Belila – Water Research

Bimodal occupancy-frequency distributions uncover the importance of regional dynamics in shaping marine microbial biogeography – Markus V. Lindh – BioRxiv

Microbial Ecology

Eco-evolutionary dynamics in a coevolving host–virus system – Jens Frickel – Ecology Letters

Bioinformatics and metagenomics

Succinct Colored de Bruijn Graphs – Keith Belk – BioRxiv preprint

Metapalette: A k-mer painting approach for metagenomic taxonomic profiling and quantification of novel strain variation – David Koslicki – ArXiv

Microbes in the news

Grow a bacterial zoo in a bottle: How to build your own Winogradsky column – Steph Yin – Popular Science

Exploring the Humane and Canine Microbiome: Q&A with Dr. Robynne Chutkan – Claudia Kawczynska – The Bark

Ancient bacteria in Utah waters blamed for deaths of pets, people – Todd Tanner – Fox13

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