June 13, 2016

Malassezia’s in horses’ ears, microbes in carnivorous plant pitchers, meta-analysis of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi , and the metatranscriptome of an alkaline hot sulfur spring.

Pregnancy and birth

Early settlers – which E. coli strains do you not want at birth? – Thomas Secher – Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol

Human gut microbiome

Intestinal Microbiota‐Generated Metabolite Trimethylamine‐N‐Oxide and 5‐Year Mortality Risk in Stable Coronary Artery Disease: The Contributory Role of Intestinal Microbiota in a COURAGE‐Like Patient Cohort – Vichai Senthong – Journal of the American Heart Association

ReviewGut microbiota, diet and obesity-related disorders – the good, the bad and the future challenges – Kevin J. Portune – Molecular Nutrition & Food Research

Animal experiments

Gut Microbiota are Linked to Increased Susceptibility to Hepatic Steatosis in Low Aerobic Capacity Rats Fed an Acute High Fat Diet – Matthew R Panasevich – Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol

Animal microbiome

Don’t look a gift horse in the ear: Is Malassezia nana the main species in horses’ ear canal microbiome? – Ana Lúcia Aldrovandi – Brazilian Journal of Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Comparative Study of Bacterial Communities in Nepenthes Pitchers and Their Correlation to Species and Fluid Acidity – Pattanop Kanokratana – Microbial Ecology

Riparian reforestation: are there changes in soil carbon and soil microbial communities? – J.E. Mackay – Science of The Total Environment

Home-field advantage? evidence of local adaptation among plants, soil, and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi through meta-analysis – Megan A. Rúa – BMC Evolutionary Biology

Associations between soil bacterial community structure and nutrient cycling functions in long-term organic farm soils following cover crop and organic fertilizer amendment – Adria L. Fernandez – Science of The Total Environment

Water and extremophile microbiome

Relationship of bacterial richness to organic degradation rate and sediment age in subseafloor sediment – Emily A. Walsh – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Analysis of the metatranscriptome of microbial communities of an alkaline hot sulfur spring revealed different gene encoding pathway enzymes associated with energy metabolism – Swetaleena Tripathy – Extremophiles

Temperature effects on net greenhouse gas production and bacterial communities in arctic thaw ponds – Karita Negandhi – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Differences in the sensitivity of fungi and bacteria to season and invertebrates affect leaf litter decomposition in a Mediterranean stream – Juanita Mora-Gómez – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Microbes in the news

Living Bacteria Can Now Store Data – George Dvorsky – Gizmodo

Note that the images in this article have no sources, and that the second image is showing mice data instead of human: The Bacteria In Your Gut And Cancer – Jack Hidary – Huffington Post

The pioneering dental laser that blasts away bacteria – and could help millions of Brits eradicate chronic gum disease without the need for antibiotics – Hilary Freeman – Daily Mail

Science, publishing, and career

The Mistrust of Science – Commenceent Address at CalTech – Atul Gawande

One thought on “June 13, 2016

  1. Hi Elisabeth, Glad to see you spotted our Nepenthes paper recently! If any of your colleagues ever feel like doing any related research please feel free to contact me! Shawn Mayes, Secretariat ‘SE Asian Nepenthes Study & Research Foundation’


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