March 31, 2016

A special mBio issue discussing the Holobiont concept, salivary microbiota in oral cancer, truffles, sinuses in germ-free mice, and Wolbachia in cave spiders.

General microbiome

Special Issue: The Holobiont Concept- mBio
Introduction to the Hologenome Special Series – Margaret McFall-Ngai
Microbes Drive Evolution of Animals and Plants: the Hologenome Concept – Eugene Rosenberg
Speciation by Symbiosis: the Microbiome and Behavior – J. Dylan Shropshire
Holes in the Hologenome: Why Host-Microbe Symbioses Are Not Holobionts – Angela E. Douglas

Pregnancy and birth

Research Highlight: Baby steps towards the microbiome – Andrea Du Toit – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Oral microbiome

Changes in the salivary microbiota of oral leukoplakia and oral cancer – Xiaosheng Hu – Oral Oncology

Human respiratory microbiome

Tonsillar microbiota in children with PFAPA (periodic fever, aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis, and adenitis) syndrome – M. V. Tejesvi – European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases

Conference abstract: Nasal Microbiome Composition Is Associated with Chitotriosidase (Chit1) Activity in Adult Hutterites – Catherine Igartua – Annals of the American Thoracic Society

Conference abstract: Gut Microbiota and Allergic Disease. New Insights
Susan V. Lynch- Annals of the American Thoracic Society

Human gut microbiome

Association between intestinal permeability and faecal microbiota composition in Italian children with beta cell autoimmunity at risk for type 1 diabetes – Claudio Maffeis – Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews

Fecal microbial transplants reduce antibiotic-resistant genes in patients with recurrent Clostridium difficile infection – Braden Millan – Clinical Infectious Diseases

Special issue with reviews: Gastric and Gut Microbiota in Health and Disease – Digestive Diseases

Animal models

Effect of a long-term high-protein diet on survival, obesity development and gut microbiota in mice – Pia Kiilerich – American Journal of Physiology

Differences in the paranasal sinuses between germ-free and pathogen-free mice – Ravi Jain – International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology

Effects of taurine on gut microbiota and metabolism in mice – Haining Yu – Amino Acids

Animal microbiome

Research Highlight: Microbiome ‘coral’ations – Ursula Hofer – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Classification of Wolbachia (Alphaproteobacteria, Rickettsiales): No evidence for a distinct supergroup in cave spiders – Michael Gerth – BioRxiv

Not a great title: Metagenomic bacterial community profiles of chicken embryo gastrointestinal tract by using T-RFLP analysis – L. A. Ilina – Doklady Biochemistry and Biophysics

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Screening of soil bacteria as potential agents for drugs biodegradation: a case study with clofibric acid – Claudia Popa Ungureanu – Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology

Metagenomes provide valuable comparative information on soil microeukaryotes
Samuel Jacquiod – Research in Microbiology

The Truffle Microbiome: Species and Geography Effects on Bacteria Associated with Fruiting Bodies of Hypogeous Pezizales – Gian Maria Niccolò Benucci – Microbial Ecology

Bioreactor microbiology

The First Space-Related Study of a Kombucha Multimicrobial Cellulose-Forming Community: Preparatory Laboratory Experiments – O. Podolich – Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres

Food microbiology

Characterisation of the yeast and mould biota in traditional white pickled cheeses by culture-dependent and independent molecular techniques – Hana Šuranská – Folia Microbiologica

Use of propidium monoazide for selective profiling of viable microbial cells during Gouda cheese ripening – Oylum Erkus – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Bioinformatics and metagenomics

Predicting microbial interactions through computational approaches – Chenhao Li – Methods

Microbes in the news

A Hidden Factor in Stroke Severity: The Microbes in Your Gut : A new study in mice demonstrates that manipulating the microbiome can influence the extent of brain damage caused by a stroke – Jordana Cepelewic – Scientific American

Pushing and Pulling on the Mosquito Microbiome – Kevin Bonham – Scientific American

Sampling an animal shelter – Holly Ganz – MicroBEnet

Intestinal Microbiome of Children with Cystic Fibrosis Promotes Gut Inflammation, Study Finds – Patricia Inacio – Cystic Fibrosis News Today

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