June 1, 2016

Cystic fibrosis, microbial detoxification in the Sage Grouse, salinity gradient in the Baltic Sea, and testing different 16S rRNA gene primer pairs.

Human respiratory microbiome

Microbiological profiles of sputum and gastric juice aspirates in Cystic Fibrosis patients – H. Al-momani – Scientific Reports

The Dynamics of Disease Progression in Cystic Fibrosis – Frederick R. Adler – PLOS ONE

Human gut microbiome

Alterations and correlations of the gut microbiome, metabolism, and immunity in patients with primary biliary cirrhosis – Long-Xian Lv – Environmental Microbiology

Review: Analysis and Interpretation of the Human Microbiome – Ashton, James J. – Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Review: Gut microbiota and colorectal cancer – Mayuko Yamamoto – Genes and Environment

Animal experiments

The Impact of Lactobacillus casei on the Composition of the Cecal Microbiota and Innate Immune System Is Strain Specific – Busra Aktas – PLOS ONE

Metagenomic Analysis of the Rumen Microbiome of Steers with Wheat-Induced Frothy Bloat – D. W. Pitta – Frontiers in Microbiology

Intestinal Microbiota of Broiler Chickens As Affected by Litter Management Regimens – Lingling Wang – Frontiers in Microbiology

Animal microbiome

Snapshot of a Bacterial Microbiome Shift during the Early Symptoms of a Massive Sponge Die-Off in the Western Mediterranean – Andrea Blanquer – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbial detoxification in the gut of a specialist avian herbivore, the Greater Sage-Grouse – Kevin D. Kohl – FEMS Microbiology Letters

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Understory herb layer exerts strong controls on soil microbial communities in subtropical plantations – Kai Yin – Scientific Reports

Design defines the effects of nanoceria at a low dose on soil microbiota and the potentiation of impacts by canola plant – Mohamed Hamidat – Environmental Science & Technology

Diversity Enhances NPP, N Retention, and Soil Microbial Diversity in Experimental Urban Grassland Assemblages – Grant L. Thompson – PLOS ONE

Water and extremophile microbiome

Diversity of Pico- to Mesoplankton along the 2000 km Salinity Gradient of the Baltic Sea – Tue O. O. Hu – Frontiers in Microbiology

Superimposed Pristine Limestone Aquifers with Marked Hydrochemical Differences Exhibit Distinct Fungal Communities – Ali Nawaz – Frontiers in Microbiology

Culture-independent characterization of novel psychrophilic magnetotactic cocci from Antarctic marine sediments – Fernanda Abreu – Environmental Microbiology

Food microbiology

Metagenomic sequencing reveals the relationship between microbiota composition and quality of Chinese Rice Wine – Xutao Hong – Scientific Reports

Exploring flavour-producing core microbiota in multispecies solid-state fermentation of traditional Chinese vinegar – Zong-Min Wang – Scientific Reports

Bioreactor microbiology

Mycoalgae biofilm: development of a novel platform technology using algae and fungal cultures – Aravindan Rajendran – Biotechnology for Biofuels


Performance of 16s rDNA Primer Pairs in the Study of Rhizosphere and Endosphere Bacterial Microbiomes in Metabarcoding Studies – Bram Beckers – Frontiers in Microbiology

Misguided phylogenetic comparisons using DGGE excised bands may contaminate public sequence databases – Victor Satler Pylro – Journal of Microbiological Methods

Microbes in the news

Unlocking the secrets of bacterial biofilms – to use against them – Karin Sauer – The Conversation

CDC to set up network of labs to fight tough bacteria – Dale Shoemaker – The Morning Call

Stick insects produce bacterial enzymes themselves. In the course of evolution, genes of gut microbes ‘jumped’ to their insect host – EurekAlert

Tobacco Smoke Makes Germs More Resilient – University of Louisville – NewsWise

Malaria, Zika and Dengue Could Meet Their Match in Mosquito-Borne Bacteria. A common bacteria that infects mosquitoes seems to prevent them from carrying more deadly diseases – Brian Handwerk – Smithsonian

Wild Culture: The Wild Side of Beer Brewing – Anna Brones – Paste Magazine

Unlocking the Mysteries of the Microbiome – J Craig Venter Institute

Science, publishing, and career

Nondisclosure of Financial Interest in Clinical Practice Guideline Development: An Intractable Problem? – Hilda Bastian – PLOS Medicine

Financial Relationships between Organizations That Produce Clinical Practice Guidelines and the Biomedical Industry: A Cross-Sectional Study – Paul Campsall – PLOS Medicine


Why Is Big Naturopathy Afraid Of This Lone Whistleblower? – Kavin Senapathy – Forbes

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