June 7, 2016

Microbiomes of the lung, red coral, effect of invertebrates on water microbes, and bacteriophages are reservoirs of antibiotic resistance genes.

General microbiome

The vast unknown microbial biosphere – Carlos Pedrós-Alió – PNAS

Human respiratory microbiome

Review: The Lung Microbiome, Immunity, and the Pathogenesis of Chronic Lung Disease – David N. O’Dwyer – The Journal of Immunology

Review/Hypothesis: A Role for the Intestinal Microbiota and Virome in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)? – Navena Navaneetharaja – MDPI Journal of Clinical Medicine

Human gut microbiome

Review: The metabolic role of the gut microbiota in health and rheumatic disease: mechanisms and interventions – Shahla Abdollahi-Roodsaz – Nature Reviews Rheumatology

Animal experiments

Accelerated dysbiosis of gut microbiota during aggravation of DSS-induced colitis by a butyrate-producing bacterium – Qianpeng Zhang – Scientific Reports

Bacterial Adrenergic Sensors Regulate Virulence of Enteric Pathogens in the Gut – Cristiano G. Moreira – mBio

Animal microbiome

Spirochaetes dominate the microbial community associated with the red coral Corallium rubrum on a broad geographic scale – Jeroen A. J. M. van de Water – Scientific Reports

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Mangrove succession enriches the sediment microbial community in South China – Quan Chen – Scientific Reports

Correlations between the composition of modular fungal communities and litter decomposition-associated ecosystem functions – Witoon Purahong – Fungal Ecology

History Leaves Its Mark on Soil Bacterial Diversity – Jennifer B. H. Martiny – mBio

Water and extremophile microbiome

Alteration of physico-chemical and microbial properties in freshwater substrates by burrowing invertebrates – Carolin Boeker – Limnologica – Ecology and Management of Inland Waters

Effects of the invasive clam Corbicula fluminea (Müller, 1774) on an estuarine microbial community – Adriana Novais – Science of The Total Environment

Delineating ecologically significant taxonomic units from global patterns of marine picocyanobacteria – Gregory K. Farrant – PNAS

Bacterial community composition and structure in an Urban River impacted by different pollutant sources – A. Mark Ibekwe – Science of The Total Environment

Population Dynamics and Community Composition of Ammonia Oxidizers in Salt Marshes after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill – Anne Bernhard – Frontiers in Microbiology

Review: Cannibalistic viruses in the aquatic environment: role of virophages in manipulating microbial communities – V. Marie – International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology

Built environment microbiome

Molecular investigation of bacterial communities: Data from two frequently used surfaces in the São Paulo Institute of Tropical Medicine – Tairacan Augusto Pereira da Fonseca – Data in Brief

The prevalence of foodborne pathogenic bacteria on cutting boards and their ecological correlation with background biota – Noor-Azira Abdul-Mutalib – AIMS Microbiology

Metagenomics and viruses

Metagenomic analysis reveals that bacteriophages are reservoirs of antibiotic resistance genes – Jéssica Subirats – International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents


SMART: Statistical Metabolomics Analysis—An R Tool – Yu-Jen Liang – Analytical Chemistry


Book: Field Guidelines for Genetic Experimental Designs in High-Throughput Sequencing – Editors: Ana M. Aransay, José Luis Lavín Trueba – Springer Books

More microbiology

Coupling spatiotemporal community assembly processes to ecosystem function – Emily Graham – PeerJ Preprint

Evolution of the archaeal and mammalian information processing systems: towards an archaeal model for human disease – Zhe Lyu – Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences

Species richness influences wine ecosystem function through a dominant species – Primrose J. Boynton – Fungal Ecology

Microbes in the news
New antimicrobial material joins fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria – Michael Irving – GizMag

Note: PNAS paper not yet out: Distinguishing Deadly Staph Bacteria from Harmless Strains – Heather Buschman – UC San Diego

Scientists craft an artificial seawater concoction. New recipe facilitates marine microbe cultivation and characterization – EurekAlert

The man who can map the chemicals all over your body: Pieter Dorrestein uses mass spectrometry to eavesdrop on the molecular conversations between microbes and their world – Paul Tullis – Nature

Stockton Kimball Awardee is Noted Bacterial Pathogenesis Researcher – University of Buffalo

MSU doctoral student Jeffrey Simkins awarded National Science Foundation fellowship to research in Australia – Montana State University – KBZK

Vaccine watches bacteria, strikes only when trouble stirs – University of Buffalo

Bacteria hairs make excellent electrical wires – Science Daily

Science, publishing, and career

My paper got publishedThe Prevalence of Inappropriate Image Duplication in Biomedical Research Publications – Elisabeth M. Bik, Arturo Casadevall, Ferric C. Fang – mBio


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