February 29, 2016

Update March 2: reformatted to include hyperlinks.

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Regional Similarity and Consistent Patterns of Local Variation in Beach Sand Bacterial Communities throughout the Northern Hemisphere – Christopher Staley – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Into the deep: Evaluation of SourceTracker for assessment of faecal contamination of coastal waters – Rebekah Henry – Water Research

Pronounced daily succession of phytoplankton, archaea and bacteria following a spring bloom – David M. Needham – Nature Microbiology

Review: Microbial communities, processes and functions in acid mine drainage ecosystems – Lin-xing Chen – Current Opinion in Biotechnology

Review: Microbial diversity and functional capacity in polar soils – Thulani Peter Makhalanyane – Current Opinion in Biotechnology

Waste and pollution microbiology

Shifts in microbial communities in bioaugmented grease interceptors removing fat, oil, and grease (FOG) – Xia He – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Built environment microbiome

Environmental Contamination in Households of Patients with Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection – Megan K. Shaughnessy – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Food microbiology

Improving functionality of chocolate: A review on probiotic, prebiotic, and/or synbiotic characteristics – Nevzat Konar – Trends in Food Science & Technology

More microbiology

Interaction of Candida albicans with host cells: virulence factors, host defense, escape strategies, and the microbiota – Sarah Höfs – Journal of Microbiology

Microbes in the news

Restoring healthy growth in infants – Andrea Du Toit – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Dangerous intestinal bacteria back in Amarillo – Angelica Brown – Newschannel10

Maine seed potato growers contend with new bacteria – Bangor Daily News

Halifax harbour bacteria ‘zapper’ to be shut off Tuesday – Heide Pearson – Global News CA

In-N-Out Vows To Remove Antibiotics From Meat To Save Us All From Drug Resistant “Superbugs” – Matt Tinoco – LAist

Science, publishing, and career

Pre- or post-publication peer review – Jon Tennant – Science Open

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