April 13, 2016

Thematic issue on effect of antibiotics on microbiomes, limited effect of probiotics on stool proteomics, culex mosquito development, ocean acidification, and new technique to determine microbial growth.

General microbiome

Thematic Issue: the effects of anthropogenic use of antibiotics on the microbiomes in various ecosystems and the implications for human health. Guest edited by Prof. Kornelia Smalla, the articles included in this issue are freely available to read til 11th May 2016. Environmental Dimension of Antibiotic Resistance – FEMS Microbiology Ecology
Review: Network-based metabolic analysis and microbial community modeling – Cesar Cardona – Current Opinion in Microbiology

Review: The importance of the microbiome in epidemiologic research – Blake M. Hanson – Annals of Epidemiology

Editorial: Microbiome: Eating for trillions – Derrick M. Chu – Nature

Pregnancy and birth

Preview: Another Reason to Thank Mom: Gestational Effects of Microbiota Metabolites – Seth Rakoff-Nahoum – Cell Host & Microbe

Review: The interplay of host immunity and environment on risk for bacterial vaginosis and associated reproductive health outcomes – Kerry Murphy – The Journal of Infectious Diseases

Human respiratory microbiome

Enrichment of the lung microbiome with oral taxa is associated with lung inflammation of a Th17 phenotype – Leopoldo N. Segal – Nature Microbiology

Human gut microbiome

Faecal Metaproteomic Analysis Reveals a Personalized and Stable Functional Microbiome and Limited Effects of a Probiotic Intervention in Adults – Carolin A. Kolmeder – PLOS ONE

Review: The gut microbiota and metabolic disease: current understanding and future perspectives – T. Arora – Journal of Internal Medicine

Animal models

A Host-Produced Autoinducer-2 Mimic Activates Bacterial Quorum Sensing – Anisa S. Ismail – Cell Host & Microbe

Depletion of Butyrate-Producing Clostridia from the Gut Microbiota Drives an Aerobic Luminal Expansion of Salmonella – Fabian Rivera-Chávez – Cell Host & Microbe

Lipocalin 2 Protects from Inflammation and Tumorigenesis Associated with Gut Microbiota Alterations – Alexander R. Moschen – Cell Host & Microbe

Animal microbiome

Culex pipiens Development Is Greatly Influenced by Native Bacteria and Exogenous Yeast – Leonardo M. Díaz-Nieto – PLOS ONE

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Convergence of soil microbial properties after plant colonization of an experimental plant diversity gradient – Katja Steinauer – BMC Ecology

Bacterial community associated to the pine wilt disease insect vectors Monochamus galloprovincialis and Monochamus alternatus – Marta Alves – Scientific Reports

Relationship between presence of the desert shrub Haloxylon ammodendron and microbial communities in two soils with contrasting textures – Yanfeng Cao – Applied Soil Ecology

Network analysis reveals functional redundancy and keystone taxa amongst bacterial and fungal communities during organic matter decomposition in an arable soil – Samiran Banerjee – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Belowground response to drought in a tropical forest soil. I. Changes in microbial functional potential and metabolism – Nick Bouskill – Frontiers in Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Vibrio spp. within the Sydney Harbour Estuary – Nachshon Siboni – Frontiers in Microbiology

Assimilation of microbial and plant carbon by active prokaryotic and fungal populations in glacial forefields – Thomas Rime – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Implications of Ocean Acidification for Marine Microorganisms from the Free-Living to the Host-Associated – Paul A. O’Brien – Frontiers in Marine Science

Waste and pollution microbiology

Shifts in microbial community structure and diversity in a MBR combined with worm reactors treating synthetic wastewater – Jia Liu – Journal of Environmental Sciences

Biomineralization of atrazine and analysis of 16S rRNA and catabolic genes of atrazine degraders in a former pesticide mixing site and a machinery washing area – James F. Douglass – Journal of Soils and Sediments

The effect of seasonality upon the development of lotic biofilms and microbial biostabilisation – Holger Schmidt – Freshwater Biology

Review: The importance of sewer biofilms – Henriette Jensen – Water

Food microbiology and functional foods

Lactobacillus plantarum TWK10 Supplementation Improves Exercise Performance and Increases Muscle Mass in Mice – Yi-Ming Chen – MDPI Nutrients

Investigation of the activity of the microorganisms in a Reblochon-style cheese by metatranscriptomic analysis – Christophe Monnet – Frontiers in Microbiology

Review: Prebiotics as a modulator of gut microbiota in paediatric obesity – A. C. Nicolucci – Pediatric Obesity


Stable isotope probing with 18O-water to investigate microbial growth and death in environmental samples – Egbert Schwartz – Current Opinion in Biotechnology

Review: A priori Considerations When Conducting High-Throughput Amplicon-Based Sequence Analysis – Aditi Sengupta – Agricultural & Environmental Letters

Microbial ecology

Lack of functional redundancy in the relationship between microbial diversity and ecosystem functioning – Manuel Delgado-Baquerizo

Influence of dormancy on microbial competition under intermittent substrate supply: Insights from model simulations – Konstantin Stolpovsky – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

More microbiology

Metabolic Requirements of Escherichia coli in Intracellular Bacterial Communities during Urinary Tract Infection Pathogenesis – Matt S. Conover – mBio


Reinventing Biostatistics Education for Basic Scientists – Tracey L. Weissgerber – PLOS Biology

Microbes in the news

MSU professor Gemma Reguera making tiny innovations with a big impact – Erin F. Wasinger – Lansing State Journal

SCSU prof Elizabeth Lewis Roberts discovers fungus, bacteria help grass (really) – Anna Bisaro – New Haven Register

Probiotics for Livestock – Reducing Antibiotic Reliance – Alex Alexiev – MicroBEnet

Taking Cues From Human Nutrition To Reduce Antibiotic Use In Livestock – Amy Mayer – NPR

Why bacteria can’t get any bigger—or smaller – Elizabeth Pennisi – Science

Digestion of lignin in the gut – Science Daily

“Truly exciting”: Probiotic may increase muscle mass, energy & performance – Stephen Daniells – Nutraingredients

Breakthrough at Binghamton furthers development of bacteria-powered energy – The Engineer

Vibrio: Aggressive infectious bacteria species found in Sydney Harbour – Daisy Dumas – Sydney Morning Herald

Science, publishing, and career

Do interventions to reduce misconduct actually work? Maybe not, says new report – Alison McCook – Retraction Watch

$250 million, 300 scientists and 40 labs: Sean Parker’s revolutionary project to ‘solve’ cancer – Ariana Eunjung Cha – Washington Post

Science fairs are as flawed as my solar-powered hot dog cooker – Carl Zimmer – STATnews

The dark side of Guardian comments: part of a series on the rising global phenomenon of online harassment – the Guardian

How one lab challenged a grant rejection and won €5 million – Ewen Callaway – Nature

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