March 7, 2016

Back to our regular program…. Today I’ve included papers on the antibiotic resistome in preterm infants, or in soils, the salt-loving Tamarix, and a critical article about the Microbiome Summit in Forbes.

Pregnancy and birth

Developmental dynamics of the preterm infant gut microbiota and antibiotic resistome – Molly K. Gibson – Nature Microbiology

Human oral microbiome

Microbial Diversity in the Early In Vivo-Formed Dental Biofilm – D. Heller – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Animal models

Effect of dietary protein sources on the small intestine microbiome of weaned piglets based on high-throughput sequencing – Kefei Cao – Letters in Applied Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Appearance of β-lactam Resistance Genes in Agricultural Soils and Clinical Isolates over the 20th Century – David W. Graham – Scientific Reports

Functional redundancy of linuron degradation in microbial communities of agricultural soil and biopurification systems – Benjamin Horemans – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Metagenomic Signatures of Bacterial Adaptation to Life in the Phyllosphere of a Salt-Secreting Desert Tree – Omri M. Finkel – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Microbial and Functional Diversity within the Phyllosphere of Espeletia Species in an Andean High-Mountain Ecosystem – Carlos A. Ruiz-Pérez – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Prokaryotic Community Structure Driven by Salinity and Ionic Concentrations in Plateau Lakes of the Tibetan Plateau – Zhi-Ping Zhong – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Functional responses of salt marsh microbial communities to long-term nutrient enrichment – Christopher J. Graves – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Waste, pollution, and bioreactor microbiology

Dynamics of size-fractionated bacterial communities during the coastal dispersal of treated municipal effluents – SiGuang Liu – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Biological Nitrogen Removal in a Photosequencing Batch Reactor with an Algal-Nitrifying Bacterial Consortium and Anammox Granules – Nathan D. Manser – Environmental Science & Technology Letters

Microbes in the news (notice 3 articles on antibiotic resistance from EurekAlert)

Preemies’ gut bacteria reveal vast scope of antibiotic resistance – Washington University School of Medicine – EurekAlert

Antibiotics use affects the abundance of resistant bacteria in soil – Aarhus University – EurekAlert

Daily dose of antibiotics helps bacteria develop multi-drug tolerance – KU Leuven – EurekAlert

Microbiome Monday: The Top Three Questions from Visitors – AMNH

Bacteria-laden mosquitoes can control Zika – Zeenews India

Microbes and art

BioArt : What is our True Relationship with the Human Microbiome? – Labiotech
After every 50 handshakes his assistants (white lab coats) would swab his palms, to use for later analysis of the collective microbiome.

Growing fungus and bacteria on textiles for fashion – Yuliasri Perdani – Jakarta Post

Science, publishing, and career

A critical view of the Microbiome Medicine SummitKeep Calm And Avoid Microbiome Mayhem – Kavin Senapathy – Forbes

Everything Is Crumbling: An influential psychological theory, borne out in hundreds of experiments, may have just been debunked. How can so many scientists have been so wrong? – Daniel Engber – Slate

Not just #creatorgate: Most scandalous retractions in science – SBS

Conferences on Weekends? Good or Bad Idea? Summary of responses to query .. – Jonathan Eisen – Phylogenomics

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