May 9, 2016

Reanalysis of plaque microbiome using Minimum Entropy Decomposition, decomposing cow dung, antimicrobial peptides in Drosophila, and distinct microbiomes in US landfills.

Human oral microbiome

Individuality, Stability, and Variability of the Plaque Microbiome – Daniel R. Utter – Frontiers in Microbiology

Human gut microbiome

Long-term changes of bacterial and viral compositions in the intestine of a recovered Clostridium difficile patient after fecal microbiota transplantation – Felix Broecker – Cold Spring Harbor Molecular Case Studies

Colonization with the enteric protozoa Blastocystis is associated with increased diversity of human gut bacterial microbiota – Christophe Audebert – Scientific Reports

Not sure what is novel here: Characterization of the Gut Microbiome Using 16S or Shotgun Metagenomics – Juan Jovel – Frontiers in Microbiology

Review: Local and Long-Distance Calling: Conversations between the Gut Microbiota and Intra- and Extra-Gastrointestinal Tract Infections – Joshua E. Denny – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

Animal and in vitro experiments

Selection of Lactobacillus strains as potential probiotics for vaginitis treatment
– Carolina M. A. Santos – Microbiology

Nod2 deficiency leads to a specific and transmissible mucosa-associated microbial dysbiosis which is independent of the mucosal barrier defect – Ziad Al Nabhani – Journal of Crohn’s and Colitis

The bacteriocin bactofencin A subtly modulates gut microbial populations – Caitriona M. Guinane – Anaerobe

Intestinal microecology associated with fluoride resistance capability of the silkworm (Bombyx mori L.) – Guan-Nan Li – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Animal microbiome

Rapid Microbiome Changes in Freshly Deposited Cow Feces under Field Conditions
Kelvin Wong – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbial Diversity in the Gut of Cashew Stem Girdler, Analeptes trifasciata Fabricius (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae), in Ibadan, Nigeria – A.V. Oyedokun – International Journal of Insect Science

Includes eukaryotic microbes: Please mind the gap – Visual census and cryptic biodiversity assessment at central Red Sea coral reefs – John K. Pearman – Marine Environmental Research

Review: Friend, foe or food? Recognition and the role of antimicrobial peptides in gut immunity and Drosophila–microbe interactions – Nichole A. Broderick – Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Deciphering the Pathobiome: Intra- and Interkingdom Interactions Involving the Pathogen Erysiphe alphitoides – Boris Jakuschkin – Microbial Ecology

Distribution of bacterial communities across plateau freshwater lake and upslope soils – Yihui Chen – Journal of Environmental Sciences

Water microbiome

What causes the inverse relationship between primary production and export efficiency in the Southern Ocean? – Frédéric A. C. Le Moigne – Geophysical Research Letters

Waste and pollution microbiology

Municipal Solid Waste Landfills Harbor Distinct Microbiomes – Blake W. Stamps – Frontiers in Microbiology

Yeasts and fungi

Review: Invasive candidiasis: from mycobiome to infection, therapy, and prevention – L. Lagunes – European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases

Viruses and phages

Pseudo-nitzschia Challenged with Co-occurring Viral Communities Display Diverse Infection Phenotypes – Michael C. G. Carlson – Frontiers in Microbiology


Single cell stable isotope probing in microbiology using Raman microspectroscopy – Yun Wang – Current Opinion in Biotechnology

Microbes in the news

Is Obesity Infectious? Study Suggests Our Gut Microbes Can ‘Spread’ To Others – Alyssa Navarro – Tech Times

Bik’s Picks

If Dung Beetles (Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae) Arose in Association with Dinosaurs, Did They Also Suffer a Mass Co-Extinction at the K-Pg Boundary? – Nicole L. Gunter – PLOS ONE

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