March 9, 2016

Two papers on altered microbiome in HIV-infected humans and SIV-infected monkeys, ESBL carriage in hospital wards and medical students, fungus infection affects frog song, and protein recycling in the ocean.

Pregnancy and birth

Gut bacteria dysbiosis and necrotising enterocolitis in very low birthweight infants: a prospective case-control study – Barbara B Warner – The Lancet

Human gut microbiome

Editorial: The HIV-Associated Enteric Microbiome Has Gone Viral – Brent E. Palmer – Cell Host & Microbe

Altered Virome and Bacterial Microbiome in Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Associated Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome – Cynthia L. Monaco – Cell Host & Microbe

Comparison of the faecal colonization rates with extended-spectrum beta-lactamase producing enterobacteria among patients in different wards, outpatients and screened medical students – Fatemeh Ebrahimi – Microbiology and Immunology

Animal models

SIV Infection-Mediated Changes in Gastrointestinal Bacterial Microbiome and Virome Are Associated with Immunodeficiency and Prevented by Vaccination – Scott A. Handley – Cell Host & Microbe

Animal microbiome

Enhanced call effort in Japanese tree frogs infected by amphibian chytrid fungus
Deuknam An – Biology Letters

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Diversity and bioactivity of bacterial endophyte community of Cupressaceae – J. Soltani – Forest Pathology

Leaf litter decomposition in remote oceanic island streams is driven by microbes and depends on litter quality and environmental conditions – Verónica Ferreira – Freshwater Biology

Network modules and hubs in plant-root fungal biomes – Hirokazu Toju – Journal of the Royal Society Interface

Water and extremophile microbiome

Diverse, uncultivated bacteria and archaea underlying the cycling of dissolved protein in the ocean – William D Orsi – The ISME Journal

Food microbiology

Detection of pathogenic Escherichia coli and microbiological quality of chilled shrimp sold in street markets – Liliana Jose Barbosa – Letters in Applied Microbiology

More microbiology

Antimicrobial activity of extracts from macroalgae Ulva lactuca against clinically-important Staphylococci is impacted by lunar phase of macroalgae harvest – Amy M. Deveau – Letters in Applied Microbiology

Microbes in the news

Bacteria discovered by scientists in London cuts dependence on commercial fertilizers – John Miner – LFPress

Fungus makes tree frogs sing – Nature

Michigan researchers start $9.2M effort to study bacteria – Click on Detroit

“Nightmare Bacteria” Found in Southern California Sewage Treatment Plants – Alexander Haro – The Inertia

Two Starbucks Items Voluntarily Recalled Due to Bacteria, Allergen Risk – Gillian Mohney – ABC News

Science, publishing, and career

Scientific record: Class uncorrected errors as misconduct – Sophien Kamoun – Nature

A Multi-dimensional Investigation of the Effects of Publication Retraction on Scholarly Impact – Xin Shuai – Arxiv

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