June 15, 2016

Microbiome evolution in vertebrates, post-antibiotic microbial competition for sugars, microbial networks in respiratory infections, bacteria in snow from Australian and Swiss Alps, Yucatan Black and Red soil microbes.

Human oral microbiome

Longitudinal assessment of sputum microbiome by sequencing of the 16S rRNA gene in non-CF bronchiectasis patients – Michael J Cox – bioRxiv

Human skin microbiome

Comprehensive pyrosequencing analysis of the bacterial microbiota of the skin of patients with seborrheic dermatitis – Akiomi Tanaka – Microbiology and Immunology

Review: Can molecular DNA-based techniques unravel the truth about diabetic foot infections? – M. Malone – Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews

Human respiratory microbiome

Mycoplasma pneumoniae and Streptococcus pneumoniae caused different microbial structure and correlation network in lung microbiota – Heping Wang – Journal of Thoracic Disease

Human gut microbiome

Ecophysiological consequences of alcoholism on human gut microbiota: implications for ethanol-related pathogenesis of colon cancer – Atsuki Tsuruya – Scientific Reports

Research highlight: Intimate gut interactions: helminths and the microbiota – Nicola L Harris – Cell Research

Review: Human Gut-on-a-Chip technology: Will this revolutionize our understanding of IBD and future treatments? – Jaewon Lee – Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Review: Dientamoeba fragilis, the Neglected Trichomonad of the Human Bowel – Damien Stark – Clinical Microbiology Reviews

Review: Akkermansia muciniphila: a novel functional microbe with probiotic properties – C. Gómez-Gallego – Beneficial Microbes

Review: Alterations of gut microbiota in patients with irritable bowel syndrome: A systematic review and meta-analysis – Xiaojun Zhuang – Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Animal and tissue culture experiments

Host-mediated sugar oxidation promotes post-antibiotic pathogen expansion – Franziska Faber – Nature

News and Views: Microbiology: The dark side of antibiotics – Thibault G. Sana & Denise M. Monack – Nature

Genetic and transcriptional analysis of human host response to healthy gut microbiome – Allison L Richards – bioRxiv

The Microbiota Determines Susceptibility to Experimental Autoimmune Uveoretinitis – Jarmila Heissigerova – Journal of Immunology Research

Animal microbiome

Invited Review: Microbiome Evolution Along Divergent Branches of the Vertebrate Tree of Life: What’s Known and Unknown – Timothy J. Colston – Molecular Ecology

Microbial community structure of two freshwater sponges using Illumina MiSeq sequencing revealed high microbial diversity – Swapnil Gaikwad – AMB Express

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Endophytic bacterial and fungal microbiota in sprouts, roots and stems of rice (Oryza sativa L.) – Wenfeng Wang – Microbiological Research

Yucatán in black and red: Linking edaphic analysis and pyrosequencing-based assessment of bacterial and fungal community structures in the two main kinds of soil of Yucatán State – Héctor Estrada-Medina – Microbiological Research

Water and extremophile microbiome

Global and local-scale variation in bacterial community structure of snow from the Swiss and Australian Alps – Tina Wunderlin – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Waste, pollution, drinking water microbiology

Assessing the effects of heavy metals in ACC deaminase and IAA production on plant growth-promoting bacteria – Mendoza-Hernández José Carlos – Microbiological Research

Effect of Co-Composting Cattle Manure with Construction and Demolition Waste on the Archaeal, Bacterial, and Fungal Microbiota, and on Antimicrobial Resistance Determinants – Devin B. Holman – PLOS ONE

Anthropogenic impact on mangrove sediments triggers differential responses in the heavy metals and antibiotic resistomes of microbial communities – Lucélia Cabral – Environmental Pollution

Investigation of Archaeal and Bacterial community structure of five different small drinking water networks with special regard to the nitrifying microorganisms – Zsuzsanna Nagymáté – Microbiological Research

A survey of biofilms on wastewater aeration diffusers suggests bacterial community composition and function vary by substrate type and time – Peter A. Noble – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

DGGE: Synergistic effect of crude oil plus dispersant on bacterial community in a louisiana salt marsh sediment – Mohammed Al-Jawasim – FEMS Microbiology Letters

Food microbiology

Complexity and Dynamics of the Winemaking Bacterial Communities in Berries, Musts, and Wines from Apulian Grape Cultivars through Time and Space – Marinella Marzano – PLOS ONE

More microbiology

Viruses Infecting a Freshwater Filamentous Cyanobacterium (Nostoc sp.) Encode a Functional CRISPR Array and a Proteobacterial DNA Polymerase B – Caroline Chénard – mBio

Press: Virus Hacks Host Genome, Steals CRISPR to Protect Itself – GenEngNews
Virus uses ‘stolen’ CRISPR to hack its host’s immune system – Science Daily

Microbes in the news

Asgard archaea diversity in estuaries – Roy Rodriguez – REU in Subtropical Marine Ecosystems, University of Texas at Austin

Microbes in pressed grapes may predict flavor metabolites in the finished wine – American Society for Microbiology – EurekAlert

Nanoflowers can detect bacteria before they make you sick: The particles can spot even tiny amounts of E. coli – Mariella Moon – Engadget

BacteriaHysteria: Self-cleaning sheets do exist! Silvon launches bacteria-resistant bedding – Julie Pennell – Today

Science, publishing, and career

Predatory journals: Ban predators from the scientific record – Jeffrey Beall – Nature

Data sharing: A code of conduct for data on epidemics – Ilaria Capua – Nature

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