March 4, 2015

Long term use of protein pump inhibitors, bovine genetics and microbial methane, fungi for biodegradation, Bayesian fingerprinting.

Human oral microbiome

Impact of smoking on experimental gingivitis. A clinical, microbiological and immunological prospective study – D. C. Peruzzo – Journal of Periodontal Research

Human gut microbiome

A comparison of the gut microbiome between long-term users and non-users of proton pump inhibitors – A. G. Clooney – Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics

Animal microbiome

Bovine Host Genetic Variation Influences Rumen Microbial Methane Production with Best Selection Criterion for Low Methane Emitting and Efficiently Feed Converting Hosts Based on Metagenomic Gene Abundance – Rainer Roehe – PLOS Genetics

When Parasites Are Good for Health: Cestode Parasitism Increases Resistance to Arsenic in Brine Shrimps – Marta I. Sánchez – PLOS Pathogens

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

A New Perspective on Sustainable Soil Remediation—Case Study Suggests Novel Fungal Genera Could Facilitate in situ Biodegradation of Hazardous Contaminants – Lauren M. Czaplicki – Remediation Journal

Fungal effects on plant–plant interactions contribute to grassland plant abundances: evidence from the field – Jonathan A. Bennett – Journal of Ecology

Status of microbial diversity in agroforestry systems in Tamil Nadu, India – Srinivasan Radhakrishnan – Journal of Basic Microbiology

Water microbiome

Microfungi Potentially Pathogenic for Humans Reported in Surface Waters Utilized for Recreation – Anna Biedunkiewicz – CLEAN – Soil, Air, Water

Waste and pollution microbiology

Bait and scrape: An approach for assessing biofilm microbial communities on organic media used for gas-phase biofiltration – Jason P. Oliver – Ecological Engineering

Food microbiology

ReviewMicrobial Safety of Wood in Contact with Food: A Review – Florence Aviat – Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety

Bioinformatics

Species Identification by Bayesian Fingerprinting: A Powerful Alternative to DNA Barcoding – Ziheng Yang – BioRxiv

blastjs: a BLAST+ wrapper for Node.js – Martin Page – BMC Research Notes

Microbes in the news

uBiome Investigates Health Implications of Seniors’ Changing Microbiomes, Seeks Participants – Benzinga

Mystery bacteria linked to 18 deaths in Wisconsin – CBS News

Includes Pat Schloss78 Fellows Elected to the American Academy of Microbiology – ASM

Science, publishing, and career

A Science Journal Invokes ‘the Creator,’ and Science Pushes Back – Madison Kotack – Wired

PLOS ONE retracting paper that cites “the Creator” – Alison McCook – Retraction Watch

#IAmAResearchParasite – Marcia McNutt – Science

Making a game of science – Elizabeth Pennisi – Science

Yes, Even CRISPR Pioneer Jennifer Doudna Experiences Gender Bias – Lisa Potter and Jon Brooks – KQED

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