May 6, 2016

A quiet day, this Friday. The main stories of today are about Bacteroides vesicles that interact with certain genes implicated in Crohn’s disease (in a mouse model), and duplications in Pseudomonas genomes associated with novel traits.

Human respiratory microbiome

Evaluation of Malassezia and Common Fungal Pathogens in Subtypes of Chronic Rhinosinusitis – Jonathan T. Gelber – International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology

Animal models
Gene-microbiota interactions contribute to the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease – Hiutung Chu – Science

Influenza Virus Affects Intestinal Microbiota and Secondary Salmonella Infection in the Gut through Type I Interferons – Elisa Deriu – PLOS Pathogens


A Novel Computerized Cell Count Algorithm for Biofilm Analysis – Mareike Klinger-Strobel – PLOS ONE

Other microbiology

Fungal Genomics Challenges the Dogma of Name-Based Biosecurity – Alistair R. McTaggart – PLOS Pathogens

Duplication drives novelty: The Genomic Basis of Evolutionary Innovation in Pseudomonas aeruginosa – Macarena Toll-Riera – PLOS Genetics

Whole-Genome Sequencing for Routine Pathogen Surveillance in Public Health: a Population Snapshot of Invasive Staphylococcus aureus in Europe – David M. Aanensen – mBio

Microbes in the news

Get cozy with your skin bacteria — they’re not going anywhere – Rachel Feltman – Washington Post

Breast Milk Primes Gut for Microbes. Maternal antibodies engender a receptive gut environment for beneficial bacteria in newborn mice – Ruth Williams – The Scientist

Genetic variants in patients with Crohn’s disease prevent ‘good’ gut bacteria from working – Science Daily

How did birds get their wings? Bacteria may provide a clue, say scientists – University of Oxford

Leonardo da Vinci’s DNA: Experts unite to shine modern light on a Renaissance genius –


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