March 2, 2016

Metagenomics of weight loss, and the microbiomes of pollen, offices, and Irish Lough Neagh.

Human respiratory microbiome

Alterations of the Nasopharyngeal Microbiota in Infants with Cystic Fibrosis. Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator and Antibiotic Effects – Edith T. Zemanick – American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

Human gut microbiome

Characterization of the Gut Microbial Community of Obese Patients Following a Weight-Loss Intervention Using Whole Metagenome Shotgun Sequencing – Sandrine Louis – PLOS ONE

Influence of the Biliary System on Biliary Bacteria Revealed by Bacterial Communities of the Human Biliary and Upper Digestive Tracts – Fuqiang Ye – PLOS ONE

Animal microbiome

Horizontal gene transfer from bacteria has enabled the plant-parasitic nematode Globodera pallida to feed on host-derived sucrose – Etienne G.J. Danchin – Molecular Biology and Evolution

Review: The interplay between intestinal bacteria and host metabolism in health and disease: lessons from Drosophila melanogaster – Adam C. N. Wong – Disease Models & Mechanisms

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Pollen-Associated Microbiome Correlates with Pollution Parameters and the Allergenicity of Pollen – Andrea Obersteiner – PLOS ONE

Built environment microbiome

Geography and location are the primary drivers of office microbiome composition – John Chase – PeerJ Preprint

Water microbiome

Commentary: Is El Niño a long-distance corridor for waterborne disease? – Jaime Martinez-Urtaza – Nature Microbiology


Viruses’ origin could relate to the act of prey among primitive life forms during the old ages – Eslam Abbas – PeerJ Preprint

Metagenomic Characterisation of the Viral Community of Lough Neagh, the Largest Freshwater Lake in Ireland – Timofey Skvortsov – PLOS ONE

Microbial ecology

The impact of selection, gene conversion, and biased sampling on the assessment of microbial demography – Marguerite Lapierre – Molecular Biology and Evolution

Social amoebae trap and kill bacteria by casting DNA nets – Xuezhi Zhang – Nature Communications


LS3: A method for improving phylogenomic inferences when evolutionary rates are heterogeneous among taxa – Carlos J. Rivera-Rivera – Molecular Biology and Evolution

Microbes in the news

Bacteria or virus? New tests may identify what’s causing your infection – Fox News

El Niño Opens Up a Bridge for Bacteria to Travel Between Continents – Esther Inglis-Arkell – Gizmodo

Building Off NYC Subway Study, Consortium to Profile Metagenomes of Transit Systems in 45 Cities – Monica Heger – GenomeWeb

White House calls for microbiome science support – Stephen Daniells – Nutraingredients[hr]


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