June 6, 2016

Human oral microbiome

Identification of oral bacteria on titanium implant surfaces by 16S rDNA sequencing – Fabiana de Melo – Clinical Oral Implants Research

Subgingival microbiota in individuals with severe chronic periodontitis – Chi-Ying Tsai – Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection

Human gut microbiome

Gut to brain interaction in Autism Spectrum Disorders: a randomized controlled trial on the role of probiotics on clinical, biochemical and neurophysiological parameters – Elisa Santocchi – BMC Psychiatry

Review: Resource conflict and cooperation between human host and gut microbiota: implications for nutrition and health – Helen Wasielewski – Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences

Press: War and peace in the human gut: probing the microbiome -Biodesign

Animal and tissue culture experiments

Adult microbiota-deficient mice have distinct dendritic morphological changes: differential effects in the amygdala and hippocampus – Pauline Luczynski – European Journal of Neuroscience

Exposure to common respiratory bacteria alters the airway epithelial response to subsequent viral infection – Carla Bellinghausen – Respiratory Research

Animal microbiome

Gut microbiota of Busseola fusca (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) – Maxi Snyman – World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

The interconnected rhizosphere: High network complexity dominates rhizosphere assemblages – Shengjing Shi – Ecology Letters

Functional Role of Bacteria from Invasive Phragmites australis in Promotion of Host Growth – M. A. Soares – Microbial Ecology

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

Water and extremophile microbiome

Taxon interactions control the distributions of cryoconite bacteria colonizing a High Arctic ice cap – Jarishma K. Gokul – Molecular Ecology

Ectomycorrhizal and saprotrophic fungi respond differently to long-term experimentally increased snow depth in the High Arctic – Sunil Mundra – MicrobiologyOpen

Microbial sedimentary imprint on the deep Dead Sea sediment – Camille Thomas – The Depositional Record

Characterization of the cyanobacteria and associated bacterial community from an ephemeral wetland in New Zealand – Nick H. Secker – Journal of Phycology

Abundance of sulfur-degrading bacteria in a benthic bacterial community of shallow sea sediment in the off-Terengganu coast of the South China Sea – Zahar Marziah – MicrobiologyOpen

Pollution and waste microbiology

Responses of bacterial and archaeal communities to nitrate stimulation after oil pollution in mangrove sediment revealed by Illumina sequencing – Lei Wang – Marine Pollution Bulletin

Effects of erythromycin, trimethoprim and clindamycin on attached microbial communities from an effluent dominated prairie stream – M.J. Waiser – Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Metagenomics and bioinformatics

MetaFast: fast reference-free graph-based comparison of shotgun metagenomic data – Vladimir I. Ulyantsev – Bioinformatics

MDSINE: Microbial Dynamical Systems INference Engine for microbiome time-series analyses – Vanni Bucci – Genome Biology

Microbes in the news

New Bacterial Research May Help Reduce Excessive Amounts Of Phosphorus In Lakes
Catherine Cabral-Isabedra – Tech Times

About Nicholas Muzyczka, microbiology professor at the University of Florida: Inventor says fame is fine, but best reward is helping others – Anthony Clark – Gainesville.com

Bacteria has potential to clean up oil spills – Zia Lyle – Daily Texan Online

Clif Bars join list of products recalled over listeria concern – Debra Goldschmidt – CNN

Microbes in Space: JPL Researcher Explores Tiny Life – NASA

Jason Tetro aims to rehabilitate microbes’ bad reputation with The Germ Files – Rebecca Tucker – National Post

Science, publishing, and career

Publishing for academic refugeesPaul Ostwald: The Journal of Interrupted Studies – Emma Christie – Oxford Student

Postdoc mysteries: three recent developments raise puzzling uncertainties about postdocs’ present and future lives – Beryl Lieff Benderly – Science

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