May 19, 2016

Two papers on triclosan effects, genome reduction in a common soil bacterium, spatial patterns of ocean microbes, and deep sequencing in unexplained fever cases.

Triclosan and microbiome

Two very different papers about the effect of triclosan on the microbiome:

Crossover Control Study of the Effect of Personal Care Products Containing Triclosan on the Microbiome – Angela C. Poole – mSphere

Antimicrobial in Common Toothpaste Doesn’t Impact Gut, Oral Microbiome – ASM


Triclosan Exposure Is Associated with Rapid Restructuring of the Microbiome in Adult Zebrafish – Christopher A. Gaulke – PLOS ONE

The Case Against Antibacterial Soap Is Getting Stronger – Alexandra Sifferlin – Time

Human oral microbiome

Undergraduate thesis: Exploring a possible correlation between the human oral microbiome and body mass index – Ivy S. McDermot – University of Colorado Boulder

Human gut microbiome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome special in Nature: 
Irritable bowel syndrome – Michelle Grayson
Microbiome: Bacterial broadband – Michael Eisenstein

HIV infection results in metabolic alterations in the gut microbiota different from those induced by other diseases – Sergio Serrano-Villar – Scientific Reports

Review: The intestinal microbiome, barrier function, and immune system in inflammatory bowel disease: a tripartite pathophysiological circuit with implications for new therapeutic directions – Stephen M. Vindigni – Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology

Animal experiments

Microbiome-metabolome responses in the cecum and colon of pig to a high resistant starch diet – Yue Sun – Frontiers in Microbiology

Animal microbiome

Characterisation of the bacterial community structures in the intestine of Lampetra morii – Yingying Li – Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Review: Microbiomes, metagenomics, and primate conservation: New strategies, tools, and applications – R.M. Stumpf – Biological Conservation

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Genome reduction in an abundant and ubiquitous soil bacterial lineage – Tess Brewer – bioRxiv

Insight into structure dynamics of soil microbiota mediated by the richness of replanted Pseudostellaria heterophylla – Yong-Po Zhao – Scientific Reports

Review: Microbial inoculation of seed for improved crop performance: issues and opportunities – Maureen O’Callaghan – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Distinct Spatial Patterns of SAR11, SAR86, and Actinobacteria Diversity along a Transect in the Ultra-oligotrophic South Pacific Ocean – Nyree J. West – Frontiers in Microbiology

In situ Dynamics of O2, pH, Light, and Photosynthesis in Ikaite Tufa Columns (Ikka Fjord, Greenland)—A Unique Microbial Habitat – Erik C. L. Trampe – Frontiers in Microbiology

Waste and pollution microbiology

Diversity of ammonia-oxidizing bacteria and archaea in response to different aeration rates during cattle manure composting – Lei Yan – Ecological Engineering

Microbes and infection

Deep sequencing approach for investigating infectious agents causing fever – T. N. Susilawati – European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases

Metagenomics and bioinformatics

A two-part mixed-effects model for analyzing longitudinal microbiome compositional data – Eric Z. Chen – Bioinformatics

Review: Metagenomics, Metatranscriptomics, and Metabolomics Approaches for Microbiome Analysis – Vanessa Aguiar-Pulido, Wenrui Huang, Victoria Suarez-Ulloa, Trevor Cickovski, Kalai Mathee and Giri Narasimhan – Evolutionary Bioinformatics

More microbiology

Structure of the T4 baseplate and its function in triggering sheath contraction – Nicholas M. I. Taylor – Nature

How viruses infect bacteria: A tale of a tail – EurekAlert

A platform for the discovery of new macrolide antibiotics – Ian B. Seiple – Nature

Microbes in the news

Darwinolide, a New Diterpene Scaffold That Inhibits Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Biofilm from the Antarctic Sponge Dendrilla membranosa – Jacqueline L. von Salm – Organic Letters
University of South Florida Scientists Discover Antarctic Sponge Extract Can Help Kill MRSA – University of South Florida
Arctic Sponge Extract May Be Potent Against MRSA – Xuan Pham – Lab Roots

These bacteria are all over your wallet and smartphone
“Due to rising temperatures, we will NOT be accepting boob or sock money.” – Maria Lamagna – MarketWatch

Tampa Bay: Bacteria threatens Bay Area palm trees #Phytoplasma

Panda poop study provides insights into microbiome, reproductive troubles – EurekAlert

Indian gut similar to Bangladeshis, omnivorous animals, claims study
We acquire them from our mothers during birth, pass on to us through the breast milk and live with us till we die – Anuradha Mascarehnas – Indian Express

Science, publishing, and career

Ecology: The sea-otter whisperer – Jane Lubchenco – Nature

Bik’s Picks

MinION in space: Virologist Kate Rubins is set to make history as the first person to sequence DNA in space – Frontline Genomics

With lighting by my husband’s company Xicato: Arts: California on camera. The re-opening of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art – John Gilbey – Nature


2 thoughts on “May 19, 2016

  1. In July I’ll start as postdoc at Poole’s lab in Oxford. I would like to thank Elisabeth Bik because I found the ad on this blog. I really appreciate the work you are doing here is very useful for microbiome’s lovers . It would be perfect if the job section will appeared as an option in the categories.
    Thanks again
    Beatriz Jorrin


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