March 29, 2016

Microbiota and stroke outcome, viruses and FMT, Arctic polar deserts, sex and dorm rooms (aren’t you curious?).

Pregnancy and birth

A Study of the Infant Nasal Microbiome Development over the First Year of Life and in Relation to Their Primary Adult Caregivers Using cpn60 Universal Target (UT) as a Phylogenetic Marker – Shelley W. Peterson – PLOS ONE

Human respiratory microbiome (see also above)

Pharyngeal carriage of Neisseria species in the African meningitis belt – Kanny Diallo – Journal of Infection

Human gut microbiome

Commensal microbiota affects ischemic stroke outcome by regulating intestinal γδ T cells – Corinne Benakis – Nature Medicine

Transfer of Viral Communities between Human Individuals during Fecal Microbiota Transplantation – Christel Chehoud – mBio

Correlation between diet and gut bacteria in a population of young adults – Lino Mayorga Reyes – International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition

Fecal Microbiota Transfer in Patients With Chronic Antibiotic-Refractory Pouchitis – Andreas Stallmach – American Journal of Gastroenterology

Review: Engineering Human Microbiota: Influencing Cellular and Community Dynamics for Therapeutic Applications – S. Woloszynek – International Review of Cell and Molecular Biology

Review: Metabolic role of lactobacilli in weight modification in humans and animals – Fatima Drissi – Microbial Pathogenesis

Editorial: The Dawning of Microbiome Remediation for Addressing Antibiotic Resistance – Alison Laufer Halpin – Clinical Infectious Diseases

ReviewBeyond Antibiotics: New Therapeutic Approaches For Bacterial Infections – Alan R. Hauser – Clinical Infectious Diseases

Correspondence: The Microbiome: A Biological Mechanism Underpinning the Social Gradient of Musculoskeletal Conditions? – Sharon L Brennan-Olsen – Journal of Bone and Mineral Research

Animal models

Effects of chlorpyrifos on the gut microbiome and urine metabolome in mouse (Mus musculus) – Yanping Zhao – Chemosphere

The Effect of Antibiotics on Associated Bacterial Community of Stored Product Mites – Jan Kopecky – PLOS ONE

Animal microbiome

Effects of Host Plant Factors on the Bacterial Communities Associated with Two Whitefly Sibling Species – Ming-Ming Su – PLOS ONE

Microbial Diversity and Parasitic Load in Tropical Fish of Different Environmental Conditions – Philipp Hennersdorf – PLOS ONE

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

Plant, root, and snow microbiome

Diversity and distribution of the endophytic bacterial community at different stages of Eucalyptus growth – Paulo Sérgio Balbino Miguel – Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Book: Microbial Inoculants in Sustainable Agricultural Productivity – Springer

Book: Microbial-mediated Induced Systemic Resistance in Plants
Editors: Devendra K. Choudhary, Ajit Varma – Springer

Water, snow, and extremophile microbiome

Microbial communities in a High Arctic polar desert landscape – Clare M. McCann – Frontiers in Microbiology

Responses of methanogenic and methanotrophic communities to warming in varying moisture regimes of two boreal fens – Krista Peltoniemi – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Oligotyping and metagenome analyses reveal a high-resolution recurrence that frames potential ecological strategies of North Sea bacterioplankton – M. Chafee – Annual DOE JGI Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting

Long-term increase in snow depth leads to compositional changes in arctic ectomycorrhizal fungal communities – Luis N. Morgado – Global Change Biology

Patterns and variability in geochemical signatures and microbial activity within and between diverse cold seep habitats along the lower continental slope, Northern Gulf of Mexico – Marshall Bowles – Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography

Surface waters in northern Tanzania harbor fecal coliform and antibiotic resistant Salmonella spp. capable of horizontal gene transfer – Beatus Lyimo – African Journal of Microbiology Research

Book chapter: Planktonic Bacterial Communities in Mountain Lake Ecosystems – Masanori Fujii – Structure and Function of Mountain Ecosystems in Japan

Waste and pollution microbiome

Biodegradation of dispersed Macondo crude oil by indigenous Gulf of Mexico microbial communities – Jian Wang – Science of The Total Environment

The effects of various land reclamation scenarios on the succession of soil Bacteria, Archaea, and fungi over the short and long term – Junjian Li – Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution

Illumina MiSeq sequencing reveals long-term impacts of single-walled carbon nanotubes on microbial communities of wastewater treatment systems – Yuanyuan Qu – Bioresource Technology

Predictive functional profiling using marker gene sequences and community diversity analyses of microbes in full-scale anaerobic sludge digesters – Jing Gao – Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering

Built environment microbiome

Microbial analyses of airborne dust collected from dormitory rooms predict the sex of occupants – Julia C Luongo – Indoor Air

Microbiological characterization of stable resuspended dust – Nora Kováts – Int J Occup Med Environ Health

Food microbiome

Reducing bias in complex microbial community analysis in shrimp based on propidium monoazide combined with PCR-DGGE – Fei Zhao – Food control

A simple and rapid method for detecting living microorganisms in food using laser speckle decorrelation – Jonghee Yoon – arXiv

Viruses and phages

A strange endocytobiont revealed as largest virus – P Scheid – Current Opinion in Microbiology

More microbiology

A generalized spatial measure for resilience of microbial systems – Ryan S. Renslow – Frontiers in Microbiology

Evaluating the efficacy of the new Ion PGM Hi-Q Sequencing Kit applied to bacterial genomes – Felipe L. Pereira – Genomics

In Vitro Selection of RNA-cleaving DNAzymes for Bacterial Detection – Wenqing Zhang – Methods

Architectural transitions in Vibrio cholerae biofilms at single-cell resolution – Knut Drescher – PNAS

Book: New Weapons to Control Bacterial Growth – Editors: Tomas G. Villa, Miguel Vinas – Springer

Microbes in the news

How bacteria, fungi, and mold are finding a home in high-end kitchens
Scientists and chefs find flavor through fermentation – Lindsey J. Smith – The Verge

Could bugs in the gut offer clues for reducing the severity of stroke? – Eric Boodman – STAT news

Microbial cocktails join fecal transplants in IBD treatment trials
Mark Ratner – Nature Biotechnology News

The Fridge Laser That Detects Bacteria Crawling All Over Food – Rachel Metz – Technology Review

What bacteria lurk in stable dust? – Horsetalk

Humans use ‘sticky molecules’ to hang on to good bacteria in the gut – Stuart Gillespie – University of Oxford

Clostridium botulinum: New Details Emerge on a Notorious Bird-Killing Bacteria – Matt Soniak – Audubon

Swiss study finds E. coli bacteria in ice cubes – The Local

How Dirty Are Public Restrooms, Really? – Stephanie Pappas – Live Science

Gut Microbes Can Evolve From Foe to Friend—And Do It Fast – Ed Yong – National Geographic

Oyster research could lead to food safety strategies – Cookson Beecher – Food Safety News

Why a healthy gut may be the secret to a lean, healthy body – Jennifer Landa – Fox News

Does the 5-Second Rule When You Drop Food Really Work? Here’s What Science Says – Jessica Eggert – Science.Mic

Science, publishing, and career

The seagull of scienceGoogle’s bold bid to transform medicine hits turbulence under a divisive CEO – Charles Piller – STAT news

Andrew Kern on PLoS: Things aren’t what they seem – Storify

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