May 16, 2016

The Michigan Microbe Meeting, fungi in asthma exhaled breath, and fungi recovered after the California Rim Fire.


Ongoing now: Michigan Meeting on Microbial Communities,  May 16-18. Follow on Twitter via #MiMicrobe

Functional Metagenomics 2016: 25-28 September 2016, Jægtvolden fjordhotell, Inderøy, Norway

Human respiratory microbiome

Analysis of the fungal microbiome in exhaled breath condensate of patients with asthma – Giovanna E. Carpagnano – Allergy and Asthma Proceedings

Human gut microbiome

Review: Antibiotic-Induced Changes in the Intestinal Microbiota and Disease – Simone Becattini- Trends in Molecular Medicine

Animal experiments

Stable host gene expression in the gut of adult Drosophila melanogaster with different bacterial mono-associations – Carolyn Elya – BioRxiv

Animal microbiome

Comparative analysis of the fecal bacterial community of five harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) – Daniela Numberger – Microbiology Open

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Ectomycorrhizal fungal spore bank recovery after a severe forest fire: some like it hot – Sydney I Glassman – The ISME Journal

Soil metaproteomics reveals an inter-kingdom stress response to the presence of black truffles – Elisa Zampieri – Scientific Reports

The effect of different land uses on arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in the northwestern Black Sea Region – Şahin Palta – Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

Plant powder teabags: A novel and practical approach to resolve culturability and diversity of rhizobacteria – Mohamed S. Sarhan – Physiologia Plantarum

Water and extremophile microbiome

Ecophysiological Distinctions of Haloarchaea from a Hypersaline Antarctic Lake as Determined by Metaproteomics – Bernhard Tschitschko – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Waste and pollution microbiology

Effect of copper on the performance and bacterial communities of activated sludge using Illumina MiSeq platforms – Fu-Lin Sun – Chemospere

Microbes in the news

African scientists make headway in grasping persistent TB bacteria, offer hope for the future – Jomien Mouton – Mail & Guardian Africa

Bacteria are killing rainbow smelt in upper Lake Sakakawea, North Dakota – KFGO

The innovators: Irish lab develops coating to ward off superbug – Shane Hickey – The Guardian

Doctors are fist-bumping one another – here’s why – Richard Hartley-Parkinson – Metro UK
Doctors and nurses encouraged to swap handshakes for fist-bumps to reduce spread of bugs – John Paul Breslin – Sunday Post

Bacterium Blocks Zika’s Spread. Infecting mosquitoes with Wolbachia greatly reduces the insects’ abilities to transmit the virus – Tanya Lewis – The Scientist

Video: A National Poo Museum opened at the Isle of Wight Zoo in the UK

Satire: “Microbiome of Wounds” to be renamed “Infection” – The Allium

Science, publishing, and career

Opinion: Reimagining the Paper. Breaking down lengthy, narrative-driven biomedical articles into brief reports on singular observations or experiments could increase reproducibility and accessibility in the literature – Ahmed Alkhateeb – The Scientist


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