June 2, 2016

Neck radiation and oral pathogen increase, menopause and the vaginal microbiome, nectar microbes, raw camel milk, and a review on short-chain fatty acids.

Human skin microbiome

Review: Microbial Ecology of the Human Skin – Anthony M. Cundell – Microbial Ecology

Human oral microbiome

Head and neck intensity modulated radiation therapy leads to an increase of opportunistic oral pathogens – Jennifer M. Schuurhuis – Oral Oncology

Human respiratory microbiome

Airway Microbiota Determines Innate Cell Inflammatory or Tissue Remodeling Profiles in Lung Transplantation – Eric Bernasconi – American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

Human vaginal microbiome

Review: Menopause and the Vaginal Microbiome – Alicia L. Muhleisen – Maturitas

Human gut microbiome

Not sure why this got published in Neurocomputing, also very poor English:
Gut microbiota community adaption during young children fecal microbiota transplantation by 16s rDNA sequencing – Jian-Lei Gu – Neurocomputing

Commentary: Transkingdom interactions: Liver flukes and the microbiota in cancer – Lisa Osborne – EBioMedicine

Review: Complex Relationships Between Food, Diet, and the Microbiome – Laura A. Pace – Gastroenterology Clinics of North America

Animal microbiome

Caribbean corals house shared and host-specific microbial symbionts over time and space – Nathaniel D. Chu – Environmental Microbiology Reports

Genome evolution and nitrogen-fixation in bacterial ectosymbionts of a protist inhabiting wood-feeding cockroaches – Vera Tai – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Nectar microbes can reduce secondary metabolites in nectar and alter effects on nectar consumption by pollinators – Rachel L. Vannette – Ecology

The Root-Associated Microbial Community of the World’s Highest Growing Vascular Plants – Roey Angel – Microbial Ecology

Plant community and soil chemistry responses to long-term nitrogen inputs drive changes in alpine bacterial communities – Xia Yuan – Ecology

Forest composition modifies litter dynamics and decomposition in regenerating tropical dry forest – Erik M. Schilling – Oecologia

Metal contamination status of the soil-plant system and effects on the soil microbial community near a rare metal recycling smelter – Zhu Li – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Tree species, spatial heterogeneity, and seasonality drive soil fungal abundance, richness, and composition in Neotropical rainforests – Stephanie N. Kivlin – Environmental Microbiology

Review: Emerging Insights on Brazilian Pepper Tree (Schinus terebinthifolius) Invasion: The Potential Role of Soil Microorganisms – Karim Dawkins – Frontiers in Plant Science

Food microbiology

Bacteriological quality of raw camel milk along the market value chain in Fafen zone, Ethiopian Somali regional state – Tsegalem Abera – BMC Research Notes

Bioreactor microbiology

Comparison of microbial communities of activated sludge and membrane biofilm in 10 full-scale membrane bioreactors – Sung Jun Jo – Water Research

Phages and viruses

Phagonaute: A web-based interface for phage synteny browsing and protein function prediction – Hadrien Delattre – Virology

Assessing Illumina technology for the high-throughput sequencing of bacteriophage genomes – Branko Rihtman – PeerJ

Metagenomics and bioinformatics

Identification and analysis of integrons and cassette arrays in bacterial genomes – Jean Cury – Nucleic Acids Research

Uncovering oral Neisseria tropism and persistence using metagenomic sequencing – Claudio Donati – Nature Microbiology

Improved metagenome screening efficiency by random insertion of T7 promoters – Yu Jung Kim – Journal of Biotechnology

Experiences in integrated data and research object publishing using GigaDB – Scott C Edmunds – International Journal on Digital Libraries


An Improved Method for High Quality Metagenomics DNA Extraction from Human and Environmental Samples – Satyabrata Bag – Scientific Reports

Proteomics, metabolomics

In vitro metabolic labeling of intestinal microbiota for quantitative metaproteomics – Xu Zhang – Analytical Chemistry

Syntrophic metabolism of vitamins and amino acids in gut microbial community as revealed by in silico genomic analyses – Matvei Sergeevich Khoroshkin – The FASEB Journal

Review: From Dietary Fiber to Host Physiology: Short-Chain Fatty Acids as Key Bacterial Metabolites – Ara Koh – Cell

More microbiology

Survey of laboratory-acquired infections around the world in biosafety level 3 and 4 laboratories – N. Wurtz – European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases

Effects of temperature variability on community structure in a natural microbial food web – Axel Zander – Global Change Biology

Perspective: Cooperative Microbial Tolerance Behaviors in Host-Microbiota Mutualism – Janelle S. Ayres – Cell

Review: Multifaceted Interfaces of Bacterial Competition – Reed M. Stubbendieck – Journal of Bacteriology

Microbes in the news

Featuring our former lab member Kate Rubins: Napa native heading to International Space Station on 1st space mission – ABC7news

American Gut Project Expands to Asia – Crowdsourced microbiome sequencing effort seeks participant diversity – Heather Buschman – UC San Diego Health

Making sense of microbiomes – UCI biochemist studies the effect of unique virus, bacteria and fungi on kids’ health – Tom Vasich – UCI News

11 deaths at Huntington Hospital among patients infected by dirty scopes, city report says – LA Times
Deadly dirty medical scopes still threaten trusting patients – My News LA

Walnuts may improve your colon health: Eating walnuts changes the gut microbiome and reduces cancer growth – EurekAlert

Gluten-Free Diet Induces Changes In Gut Microbiome – Interview with Ettje Tigchelaar – Medical Research

Fecal Transplants Effective for Healing Ulcerative Colitis – HCP Live

Gut Microbiome Tied to Metabolic Hormones in Early Pregnancy – Doctors Lounge

Human Gut Microbiome May Help Identify New Ways of Preventing and Treating Diabetes – Endocrinology Advisor

Researchers poo poo antibiotics – Vet Practice Magazine

Video: Susannah Tringe talks about metagenomics analysis tools and the challenges of gaining a systems-level understanding of a microbial community – Vizbi

Cold shock: E.coli bacteria found in 92 per cent ice samples in Mumbai – MidDay

Science, publishing, and career

The scientist’s guide to summer reading – Science

What does scientific reproducibility mean, anyway? – Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus – STAT News


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