April 17, 2016

General microbiome

Review: The effects of antibiotics on the microbiome throughout development and alternative approaches for therapeutic modulation – Amy Langdon – Genome Medicine

Human oral microbiome

The predictive value of microbiological findings on teeth, internal and external implant portions in clinical decision making – Luigi Canullo – Clinical Oral Implants Research

Human respiratory microbiome

Airway Microbiota in Severe Asthma and Relationship to Asthma Severity and Phenotypes – Qingling Zhang – PLOS ONE

Effects of a honeybee lactic acid bacterial microbiome on human nasal symptoms, commensals, and biomarkers – Anders Mårtensson – International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology

Human gut microbiome

Consistent Prebiotic Effect on Gut Microbiota With Altered FODMAP Intake in Patients with Crohn’s Disease: A Randomised, Controlled Cross-Over Trial of Well-Defined Diets – Emma P Halmos – Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology

Review: Role of the microbiome in non-gastrointestinal cancers – Meirav Pevsner-Fischer – World Journal of Clinical Oncology

Animal models

Thymol and Carvacrol Affect Hybrid Tilapia through the Combination of Direct Stimulation and an Intestinal Microbiota-Mediated Effect: Insights from a Germ-Free Zebrafish Model – Chao Ra – The Journal of Nutrition

Animal microbiome

Microbial diversity in the digestive tract of two different breeds of sheep – J.-L. Douglas – Journal of Applied Microbiology

The Microbiome of the Uropygial Secretion in Hoopoes Is Shaped Along the Nesting Phase – Ángela Martínez-García – Microbial Ecology

The microbiome associated with equine periodontitis and oral health – Rebekah Kennedy – Veterinary Research

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Diversity and Composition of the Leaf Mycobiome of Beech (Fagus sylvatica) Are Affected by Local Habitat Conditions and Leaf Biochemistry – Martin Unterseher – PLOS ONE

Unearthing microbial diversity of Taxus rhizosphere via MiSeq high-throughput amplicon sequencing and isolate characterization – Da Cheng Hao – Scientific Reports

High Diversity Revealed in Leaf-Associated Protists (Rhizaria: Cercozoa) of Brassicaceae – Sebastian Ploch – Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology

Temporal and spatial assessment of microbial communities in commercial silages from bunker silos– J. Kraut-Cohen – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Aquatic fungi: targeting the forgotten in microbial ecology – Hans-Peter Grossart – Current Opinion in MIcrobiology

Mineralogy and Microbial Diversity of the Microbialites in the Hypersaline Storr’s Lake, the Bahamas – Varun G. Paul – Astrobiology

Microbial–meiofaunal interrelationships in coastal sediments of the Red Sea – Hamed A. El-Serehy – Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences

Waste and pollution microbiology

Biological Activity of Autochthonic Bacterial Community in Oil-Contaminated Soil – Agnieszka Wolińska – Water Air Soil Pollution


Visualization of Metabolic Interaction Networks in Microbial Communities Using VisANT 5.0 – Brian R. Granger – PLOS Computational Biology

More microbiology

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

Harnessing the Power of Defensive Microbes: Evolutionary Implications in Nature and Disease Control – Suzanne A. Ford – PLOS Pathogens

Microbes in the news

The Wood Wide Web. A new study shows that trees of different species can exchange large amounts of carbon via the fungal internet that connects their roots. – Ed Yong – The Atlantic

Antibiotics may have lasting impact on the immune system of children – MedicalXpress

Drugs for your gut bugs are on the horizon – Elizabeth Preston – STAT News

A Gut Feeling. See profilee Hans Clevers discuss his work with stem cells and cancer in the small intestine – The Scientist

Qiime2 will revolutionize microbiome bioinformatics – Greg Caporaso – American Gut

Bik’s Picks

Pepper-sprayed students outraged as UC Davis tried to scrub incident from web – Anita Chabria – The Guardian

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