June 4, 2016

A very late Saturday digest, after a fun day at the pool and dinner with family. Germ-free jewel wasps, tooth extraction in horses, dormancy in lakes, subways and urban biomes.

Pregnancy and birth

Review: Fetal, neonatal, and infant microbiome: Perturbations and subsequent effects on brain development and behavior – Rochellys Diaz Heijtz – Seminars in Fetal and Neonatal Medicine

Determination of Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus in breast milk of healthy women by digital PCR – L. Qian – Beneficial Microbes

Evidence for persistent and shared bacterial strains against a background of largely unique gut colonization in hospitalized premature infants – Tali Raveh-Sadka – The ISME Journal

Human gut microbiome

Capturing One of the Human Gut Microbiome’s Most Wanted: Reconstructing the Genome of a Novel Butyrate-Producing, Clostridial Scavenger from Metagenomic Sequence Data – Patricio Jeraldo – Frontiers in Microbiology

Identification, recovery, and refinement of hitherto undescribed population-level genomes from the human gastrointestinal tract – Cedric C. Laczny – Frontiers in Microbiology

Cryptic functional variation in the human gut microbiome – Patrick H Bradley – bioRxiv Preprint

Review: The gut microbiome in human immunodeficiency virus infection – Gili Zilberman-Schapira – BMC Medicine

Review: The Gut Microbiome and Obesity – George Kunnackal John – Current Oncology Reports

Animal experiments

An optimized approach to germ-free rearing in the jewel wasp Nasonia – J. Dylan Shropshire – PeerJ Preprints

Bacteraemia before, during and after tooth extraction in horses in the absence of antimicrobial administration – I. Kern – Equine Veterinary Journal

Effects of Diets Supplemented with Ensiled Mulberry Leaves and Sun-Dried Mulberry Fruit Pomace on the Ruminal Bacterial and Archaeal Community Composition of Finishing Steers – Yuhong Niu – PLOS ONE

Uncovering the composition of microbial community structure and metagenomics among three gut locations in pigs with distinct fatness – Hui Yang – Scientific Reports

Animal microbiome

Gut microbial communities associated with the molting stages of the giant freshwater prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii – Eleni Mente

DGGE: A comparison of microbial profiles of different regions of the equine hindgut
K. Fliegerova – Livestock Science

Diversity and composition of cultivable gut bacteria in an endemic island bird and its mainland sister species – Elisa Lobato – Symbiosis

Bacterial Community Diversity Harboured by Interacting Species – Mikaël Bili – PLOS ONE

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Structure of Fungal Communities in Sub-Irrigated Agricultural Soil from Cerrado Floodplains – Elainy Cristina A. M. Oliveira – Diversity

Phylogenetic and multivariate analyses to determine the effect of agricultural land-use intensification and soil physico-chemical properties on N-cycling microbial communities in drained Mediterranean peaty soils – Valentina Ciccolini – Biology and Fertility of Soils

The impact of pasture systems on soil microbial biomass and community-level physiological profiles – Francisco Marques Cardozo Junior – Land Degradation & Development

Effect of Heavy Metals Pollution on Soil Microbial Diversity and Bermudagrass Genetic Variation – Yan Xie – Frontiers in Plant Science

Isolation, identification and oenological characterization of non-Saccharomyces yeasts in a Mediterranean island – G. Polizzotto – Letters in Applied Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Diversity and distribution of cultured endolichenic fungi in the Ny-Ålesund Region, Svalbard (High Arctic) – Tao Zhang – Extremophiles

Bacterial dormancy is more prevalent in freshwater than hypersaline lakes – Zachary T. Aanderud – Frontiers in Microbiology

Changes in the water quality and bacterial community composition of an alkaline and saline oxbow lake used for temporary reservoir of geothermal waters – Andrea K. Borsodi – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Responses of aquatic bacteria to terrestrial runoff: effects on community structure and key taxonomic groups – Huong T. Le – Frontiers in Microbiology

Metagenomics accelerates species discovery and unravel great biodiversity of benthic invertebrates in marine sediments in Campos basin, Brazil – Milena Marcela D P Schettini – PeerJ Preprint

Built environment microbiome

Microbial communities in dairy processing environment floor-drains are dominated by product-associated bacteria and yeasts – Kerstin Schön – Food Control

The Metagenomics and Metadesign of the Subways and Urban Biomes (MetaSUB) International Consortium inaugural meeting report – The MetaSUB International Consortium – Microbiome

Bioinformatics and metagenomics

The Pepsi Challenge, Metagenomics style? COCACOLA: binning metagenomic contigs using sequence COmposition, read CoverAge, CO-alignment, and paired-end read LinkAge – Yang Young Lu – Bioinformatics

Microbial Ecology

A stable genetic polymorphism underpinning microbial syntrophy – Tobias Großkopf – The ISME Journal

Microbes in the news

Two Stanford microbiology and immunology professors elected to National Academy of Sciences – Stanford Medicine

From the American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting in Chicago: Bacteria found in female upper reproductive tract, once thought sterile – Science Daily

Crowds of crows spread C. jejuni: Are humans vulnerable? – EurekAlert

Antimicrobial Kills E. Coli Within 30 Seconds – Greg Watry – RD Magazine

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