March 10, 2016

Signals within microbial communities, feeding the microbiome with milk, gut metagenomes of Japanese subjects, multiethnic cohorts, biogeography of viruses in the sea, and finding transcription start sites.

General human microbiome

Review: Signaling in Host-Associated Microbial Communities – Michael A. Fischbach and Julia A. Segre – Cell

Review: The microbiome systemic diseases connection – T.A. van der Meulen – Oral Diseases

Review: The human microbiota: novel targets for hospital-acquired infections and antibiotic resistance – Melinda M. Pettigrew – Annals of Epidemiology

Pregnancy and birth

The placental microbiome is altered among subjects with spontaneous preterm birth with and without chorioamnionitis – Amanda L. Prince – American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology

It’s in the Milk: Feeding the Microbiome to Promote Infant Growth – Stavros Bashiardes – Cell Metabolism

The Microbiome in Necrotizing Enterocolitis: A Case Report in Twins and Minireview
Suchitra K. Hourigan – Clinical Therapeutics

Comment: Gut microbiome and necrotising enterocolitis: time for intervention?
Alessio Fasano – The Lancet

Human oral microbiome

Not sure if I agree with the goal of this paper: Natural Antimicrobials and Oral Microorganisms: A Systematic Review on Herbal Interventions for the Eradication of Multispecies Oral Biofilms – Lamprini Karygianni – Frontiers in Microbiology

Human urinary tract microbiome

The Urinary Microbiome Differs Significantly between Patients with Chronic Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome and Controls as Well as between Patients with Different Clinical Phenotypes – Daniel A Shoskes – Urology

Human gut microbiome

The gut microbiome of healthy Japanese and its microbial and functional uniqueness – Suguru Nishijima – DNA Research

Microbiome Heterogeneity Characterizing Intestinal Tissue and Inflammatory Bowel Disease Phenotype – Tyler, Andrea D. – Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Perspective: Characterisation and therapeutic manipulation of the gut microbiome in inflammatory bowel disease – J. Schulberg – Internal Medicine Journal

FMT Happens: Regulating Fecal Microbiota Therapy in Canada; What You Need to Know – Shahad Salman – World Medical & Health Policy

Review: Characterization of the Gut Microbiome in Epidemiologic Studies: The Multiethnic Cohort Experience – Benjamin C. Fu – Annals of Epidemiology

Review: Antibiotics and the Human Gut Microbiome: Dysbioses and Accumulation of Resistances – M. P. Francino – Frontiers in Microbiology

Animal models

Ecological robustness of the gut microbiota in response to ingestion of transient food-borne microbes – Chenhong Zhang – ISME Journal

Review: Viruses in Rodent Colonies: Lessons Learned from Murine Noroviruses – Stephanie M. Karst – Annual Review of Virology

Animal microbiome

Study of the Aminoglycoside Subsistence Phenotype of Bacteria Residing in the Gut of Humans and Zoo Animals – Teresita de J. Bello González – Frontiers in Microbiology

Allows the consumption of toxic cabbageSaxA-mediated isothiocyanate metabolism in phytopathogenic Pectobacteria – Cornelia U. Welte – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Comparison of Fecal Microbiota of Mongolian and Thoroughbred Horses by High-Throughput Sequencing of the V4 Region of the 16S rRNA Gen (sic) – Yiping Zhao – Asian Australian Journal of Animal Sciences

Potential bacterial core species associated with digital dermatitis in cattle herds identified by molecular profiling of interdigital skin samples – Martin W. Nielsen – Veterinary Microbiology

I really feel for horses who are sick of grass.  Abstract: Analysis of the large intestinal and faecal microbiota of horses with grass sickness using denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis – D. Nölkes – Journal of Equine Veterinary Science

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Phyllosphere Fungal Communities Differentiate More Thoroughly than Bacterial Communities Along an Elevation Gradient – Corinne Vacher – Microbial Ecology

A compositional shift in the soil microbiome induced by tetracycline, sulfamonomethoxine and ciprofloxacin entering a plant-soil system – Hui Lin – Environmental Pollution

Water and extremophile microbiome

Long-term warming alters richness and composition of taxonomic and functional groups of arctic fungi – József Geml – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Review: Biogeography of Viruses in the Sea – Cheryl-Emiliane T. Chow – Annual Review of Virology

DGGE: Oil removal and effects of spilled oil on active microbial communities in close to salt‑saturation brines – Yannick Y. Corsellis – Extremophiles

Bioreactors and waste microbiology

Longitudinal Analysis of Microbiota in Microalga Nannochloropsis salina Cultures – Haifeng Geng – Microbial Ecology

Ecological patterns, diversity and core taxa of microbial communities in groundwater-fed rapid gravity filters – Arda Gülay – ISME Journal

Bacterial communities in different locations, seasons and segments of a dairy wastewater treatment system consisting of six segments – Kikue Hirota – Journal of Environmental Sciences

Food microbiology

Resistome diversity in cattle and the environment decreases during beef production – Noelle R Noyes – eLIFE

Inactivation of Salmonella on tainted foods: using blue light to disinfect cucumbers and processed meat products – J. Stephen Guffey – Food Science & Nutrition

Bioinformatics and metagenomics

Review: Recovering complete and draft population genomes from metagenome datasets – Naseer Sangwan – Microbiome

Dissecting phylogenetic fuzzy weighting: theory and application in metacommunity phylogenetics – Leandro D. S. Duarte – Methods in Ecology and Evolution


A novel enrichment strategy reveals unprecedented number of novel transcription start sites at single base resolution in a model prokaryote and the gut microbiome – Laurence Ettwiller – BMC Genomics


Perspective: The invisible dimension of fungal diversity – David Hibbett – Science

Microbes in the news

At StanfordCenter launched to explore, exploit human microbiome – Bruce Goldman – Stanford Medicine

Columbia Expands Its Microbiome Research – Christopher Williams – Columbia University Medical Center

UT professor develops technique to enhance desirable traits of plants, animals through microbiology – Maluly Martinez Benavides – The Daily Texan

5th World Summit “Gut Microbiota For Health”: Media Information on Top Issues Ready for Download

Gut bacteria make cabbage poison harmless – Radboud University

Scientists developed a robust method for analysis of intestinal bacteria – Science Codex

Nukadoko: rich in beneficial bacteria: Nukadoko is made by fermenting rice bran, a byproduct of milling brown rice, with lactic acid bacteria and yeast. – Natsuko Tamaki – The Japan News

A mouse’s house may ruin experiments. Environmental factors lie behind many irreproducible rodent experiments – Sara Reardon – Nature

Viral infections may affect respiratory microbiome of patients with CF – Healio

Science, publishing, and career

German Defense Minister to keep doctoral degree – plagiarism found on 44% – Debora Weber-Wulff – Copy, Shake, and Paste

Bik’s Picks

How long can you chew on goat meat? Impact of meat and Lower Palaeolithic food processing techniques on chewing in humans – Katherine D. Zink – Nature


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