April 28, 2016

A special issue of Science with 2 papers on lifestyle factors that determine composition of the stool microbiome in large human cohorts, variation in microbiome LPS immunogenicity contributes to autoimmunity, SEM analysis of cave speleothem microbial communities, and saliva bacteria in Chicha (Ecuadorian beer).

Jobs and Events

Early Career Microbiome Meal, during European Respiratory Society Meeting 2016 London, September 2016

Caporaso Lab is hiring a software engineer to work on QIIME and scikit-bio – Greg Caporaso – MicroBEnet

General microbiome

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IntroductionManipulating the Microbiota – Caroline Ash, Kristen Mueller  – Science

ReviewCross-species comparisons of host genetic associations with the microbiome – Julia K. Goodrich – Science

ReviewHow colonization by microbiota in early life shapes the immune system – Thomas Gensollen – Science

ReviewAntibiotic use and its consequences for the normal microbiome – Martin J. Blaser – Science

Review: The healthy human microbiome – Jason Lloyd-Price – Genome Medicine

Pregnancy and birth

Infant formula with galacto-oligosaccharides (OM55N) stimulates the growth of indigenous bifidobacteria in healthy term infants – T. Matsuki – Beneficial Microbes

Human oral microbiome

Comparison of Boiling and Robotics Automation Method in DNA Extraction for Metagenomic Sequencing of Human Oral Microbes – Junya Yamagishi – PLOS ONE

Human respiratory microbiome

[PDF] The impact of different methods of DNA extraction on microbial community measures of BALF samples based on metagenomic data – Yan Wen – Am J Transl Res

Human reproductive tract microbiome

[PDF] Barcoded sequencing reveals diverse intrauterine microbiomes in patients suffering with endometrial polyps – Rui-Li Fang – Am J Transl Res

Opinion: Cervicovaginal Microbiomes–Threats and Possibilities – Gregor Reid – Trends in Endocrinology & Metabolism

Review: Foodomics as part of the host-microbiota-exposome interplay – Lorenza Putignani – Journal of Proteomics

Human gut microbiome

Population-level analysis of gut microbiome variation – Gwen Falony – Science

Population-based metagenomics analysis reveals markers for gut microbiome composition and diversity – Alexandra Zhernakova – Science

Durable coexistence of donor and recipient strains after fecal microbiota transplantation – Simone S. Li – Science

Review: Resurrecting the intestinal microbiota to combat antibiotic-resistant pathogens – Eric G. Pamer – Science

Associations between dietary flavonoid intake and gut microbiota in a group of adults with cystic fibrosis (CF) – L. Li – Journal of Nutrition & Intermediary Metabolism

Variation in Microbiome LPS Immunogenicity Contributes to Autoimmunity in Humans – Tommi Vatanen – Cell

Gut Bacteria Metabolism Impacts Immune Recovery in HIV-infected Individuals – Sergio Serrano-Villar – EBioMedicine

Serologic microbial associated markers can predict Crohn’s disease behaviour years before disease diagnosis – R. S. Choung – Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics

Impact of age and sex on the composition and abundance of the intestinal microbiota in individuals with and without enteric infections – Pallavi Singh – Annals of Epidemiology

Review: Human gut microbiota and healthy aging: Recent developments and future prospective – Manish Kumar – Nutrition an Healthy Aging

Animal and other models

Soluble and Insoluble Fiber Differentially Impact Canine Fecal Microbiome and Circulating Metabolome – Matthew Irick Jackson – The FASEB Journal

Germ-free and antibiotic-treated mice are highly susceptible to epithelial injury in DSS colitis – Cristina Hernández-Chirlaque – Journal of Crohn’s and Colitis

High intensity exercise training increases the diversity and metabolic capacity of the mouse distal gut microbiota during diet-induced obesity – Emmanuel Denou – American Journal of Physiology

Induction of Subacute Ruminal Acidosis Affects the Ruminal Microbiome and Epithelium – Joshua C. Mccann – Frontiers in Microbiology

Review: Oral microbial biofilm models and their application to the testing of anticariogenic agents – Christina P.C. Sim – Journal of Dentistry

Animal microbiome

Patterns of bacteria-host associations suggest different ecological strategies between two reef building cold-water coral species – Anne-Leila Meistertzheim – Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Characterizing and handling different kinds of AM fungal spores in the rhizosphere – Xueguang Sun – World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Illumina-based analysis of the rhizosphere microbial communities associated with healthy and wilted Lanzhou lily (Lilium davidii var. unicolor) plants grown in the field – Qianhan Shang – World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Microbial community structures and metabolic profiles response differently to physiochemical properties between three landfill cover soils – Xi-En Long – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

The effects of host age and spatial location on bacterial community composition in the English Oak tree (Quercus robur) – S. Meaden – Environmental Microbiology Reports

Universal indicators for oil and gas prospecting based on bacterial communities shaped by light-hydrocarbon microseepage in China – Chunping Deng – Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Performance of 16s rRNA primer pairs in the study of rhizosphere and endosphere bacterial microbiomes in metabarcoding studies – Bram Beckers – Frontiers in Microbiology

Water and extremophiles

The unexpected extremophile: Tolerance to fluctuating salinity in the green alga Picochlorum – Fatima Foflonker – Algal Research

Microbial communities in a range of carbon dioxide fluxes from a natural volcanic vent in Campo de Calatrava, Spain – Irena Fernández-Montiel – International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control

On the use of high-throughput sequencing for the study of cyanobacterial diversity in Antarctic aquatic mats – Igor Stelmach Pessi – Journal of Phycology

Quorum sensing plays a complex role in regulating the enzyme hydrolysis activity of microbes associated with sinking particles in the ocean – Andreas Krupke – Frontier in Marine Science

Succession of bacterial community structure during the early stage of biofilm development in the Antarctic marine environment – Yung Mi Lee – Korean Journal of MIcrobiology

Using scanning electron microscopy to study microbial communities in speleothem samples collected from Iron Curtain Cave – Cohord Mason – The Journal of Experimental Microbiology & Immunology

Large differences in potential denitrification and sediment microbial communities across the Laurentian great lakes – Gaston E. Small – Biogeochemistry

Built environment microbiome

Ecological succession of the microbial communities of an air conditioning cooling coil in the tropics – Enzo Acerbi – Indoor Air

Web Alert: Microbiology in archaeology: An annotated selection of World Wide Web sites relevant to the topics in environmental microbiology – Lawrence P. Wackett – Environmental Microbiology

Food microbiology

Bacteria associated with human saliva are major microbial components of Ecuadorian indigenous beers (chicha) – Ana L. Freire – PeerJ

A method to isolate bacterial communities and characterize ecosystems from food products: Validation and utilization in as a reproducible chicken meat model – Amélie Rouger – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Bioinformatics and metagenomics

BaitFisher: A Software Package for Multispecies Target DNA Enrichment Probe Design – Christoph Mayer – Molecular Biology and Evolution

Microbial ecology

The Evolution of Quorum Sensing as a Mechanism to Infer Kinship – Jonas Schluter – PLOS Computational Biology

Co-existence facilitates interspecific biofilm formation in complex microbial communities – Jonas S Madsen – Environmental Microbiology

Viruses and phages

Molecular evolution of epizootic hemorrhagic disease viruses in North America based on historical isolates using motif fingerprints – W. C. Wilson – Virus Genes


[Video Protocol] Efficient Nucleic Acid Extraction and 16S rRNA Gene Sequencing for Bacterial Community Characterization – Melis N. Anahtar – Journal of Visualized Experiments

Comparison of Boiling and Robotics Automation Method in DNA Extraction for Metagenomic Sequencing of Human Oral Microbes – Junya Yamagishi – PLOS ONE

The impact of different methods of DNA extraction on microbial community measures of BALF samples based on metagenomic data – Yan Wen – Am J Transl Res

Microbes in the news

Your gut bacteria are more than what you eat – Elizabeth Pennisi – Science

With quotes from me! New research confirms thriving gut bacteria is linked to a healthier body – Russell Brandom – The Verge

Want more good bugs in your gut? Try yogurt. And coffee – Patrick Skerrett – STAT News

This Bacteria Strain Offers a Curious Mix of Hope and Danger. The Elizabethkingia strain could cure malaria, but it’s also sickened dozens in Wisconsin – Lisa Margonelli – Slate

Bacteria beneficial to plants have spread across California – UC Riverside study shows spread of Bradyrhizobium has important implications for biofertilizers – EurekAlert

The Benefits of Slathering Your Newborn Baby with Vaginal Bacteria – Rebecca Schiller – Vice Broadly

A Timely Gut Check. At the American Museum of Natural History, meet your microbiome – Ralph Gardner – The Wall Street Journal

A Comprehensive Survey of Pre-Clinical Microbiology Curricula Among United States Medical Schools – Dora Melber – Clinical Infectious Diseases

Mayo Clinic Ventures Firm Explores Commercialization Of Gut Microbe Treatment – Don Jacobson – Twin City Business

Microbes and art

Quilting with soil: soil microorganisms had “painted” their efforts on the cloth in an unexpected variety of colors. – Martha Pings – Soils

Science, publishing, and career

Is most published research really false? – Jeffrey T Leek, Leah R Jager – bioRxiv

Who’s downloading pirated papers? Everyone. In rich and poor countries, researchers turn to the Sci-Hub website – John Bohannon – Science

The frustrated science student behind Sci-Hub – John Bohannon – Science

Plagiarism: A worm poking holes into the quality of our academic work – Christine Osae – The New Times

Bik’s Picks
Doctor ready to perform first human head transplant – Ross Kenneth Urken – News Week

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