June 20, 2016

The temperate tree phyllosphere, Qaanaaq Glacier, effect of human activities on Hong Kong coast microbes, and genome assembly from read clouds.

Events

Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration Forum: USA, October 3-4, San Diego

Pregnancy and birth

Putative periodontopathic bacteria and herpesviruses in pregnant women: a case-control study – Haixia Lu – Scientific Reports

Human gut microbiome

Letter to Editor: Reduction of antibiotic resistance genes in intestinal microbiota of recurrent Clostridium difficile patients after fecal microbiota transplantation – Hanne Jouhten – Clinical Infectious Diseases Advance Access

Review: The Gut Microbiota and Inflammatory Bowel Diseases – Jun Miyoshi – Translational Research

Review: Links Between the Microbiome and Bone – C.J. Hernandez – Journal of Bone and Mineral Research

Animal models

Interactions between the colonic transcriptome, metabolome and microbiome in mouse models of obesity-induced intestinal cancer – Anna C. Pfalzer – Physiological Genomics

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Host species identity, site and time drive temperate tree phyllosphere bacterial community structure – Isabelle Laforest-Lapointe – Microbiome

Nitrogen deposition and management practices increase soil microbial biomass carbon but decrease diversity in Moso bamboo plantations – Quan Li – Scientific Reports

A comparative analysis of microbiomes in natural and anthropogenically disturbed soils of northwestern Kazakhstan – E. V. Pershina – Eurasian Soil Science

A novel isolate and widespread abundance of the candidate alphaproteobacterial order (Ellin 329), in southern Appalachian peatlands – Austin B. Harbison – FEMS Microbiology Letters

Water and extremophile microbiome

Microbial community variation in cryoconite granules on Qaanaaq Glacier, NW Greenland – Jun Uetake – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Mechanisms driving Antarctic microbial community responses to ocean acidification: a network modelling approach – Roshni C. Subramaniam – Polar Biology

Video article: Simultaneous DNA-RNA Extraction from Coastal Sediments and Quantification of 16S rRNA Genes and Transcripts by Real-time PCR – Enrico Tatti – Journal of Visualized Experiments

Waste and pollution microbiology

Microorganisms in heavy metal bioremediation: strategies for applying microbial-community engineering to remediate soils – Jennifer L. Wood – AIMS Bioengineering

Impacts of Human Activities on Distribution of Sulfate Reducing Prokaryotes and Antibiotic Resistance Genes in Marine Coastal Sediments of Hong Kong – Feng Guo – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Shotgun metagenomic profiles have a high capacity to discriminate activated sludge according to wastewater type – Federico M. Ibarbalz – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Characteristics of Sediment Bacterial Community in Response to Environmental Impacts in a Sewage Polluted River – Jialin Li – Journal of Coastal Research

Plants rather than mineral fertilization shape microbial community structure and functional potential in legacy contaminated soil – Jakub Ridl – Frontiers in Microbiology

Food microbiology

Viable bacterial population and persistence of foodborne pathogens on the pear carpoplane – Francois J. Duvenage – Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture

Book: Acetic Acid Bacteria: Ecology and Physiology – Springer

Metagenomics and bioinformatics

Genome assembly from synthetic long read clouds – Volodymyr Kuleshov – Bioinformatics

Unsupervised Binning of Metagenomic Assembled Contigs Using Improved Fuzzy C-Means Method – Yun Liu – IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

Bioreactor microbiology

Genome-centric resolution of microbial diversity, metabolism and interactions in anaerobic digestion – Inka Vanwonterghem – Environmental Microbiology

Microbes in the news

From ASM Microbe 2016: Bacteria Can Persist on Gloves, Transfer to Surfaces – Neil Osterweil – Medscape

Ischemic stroke therapy – does the gut microbiota hold the key? – Sara Adães – PLOS Neuro Community

French microbiologist hopes CRISPR/Cas9 can be used medically, with Emmanuelle Charpentier – Focus Taiwan

Chipotle Bosses Accused Of Insider Trading During Bacteria Scandals – Scott Heins – Gothamist

Bik’s Not-Microbiology Picks

Why Did Scientists Release Dead Sea Turtles into Chesapeake Bay? – Erica Tennenhouse – The Science Explorer

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