June 23, 2016

Red snow microbiomes and melting glaciers, effect of earthworms on microbes, microbiome in COPD.

Pregnancy and birth

Early Gut Microbiota Perturbations Following Intrapartum Antibiotic Prophylaxis to Prevent Group B Streptococcal Disease – Giuseppe Mazzola – PLOS ONE

Human respiratory microbiome

Editorial: Early life nasal microbiota in infants with cystic fibrosis – Fiona J Whelan – The Lancet Respiratory Medicine

Review: Understanding the role of the microbiome in COPD: Principles, Challenges and Future Directions – Yvonne J. Huang – Translational Research

Human gut microbiome

Anaerococcus rubiinfantis sp. nov., isolated from the gut microbiota of a Senegalese infant with severe acute malnutrition – Maryam Tidjani Alou – Anaerobe

Review: Understanding the mechanisms of faecal microbiota transplantation – Alexander Khoruts – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Review: Microbe-host interactions: Influence of the gut microbiota on the enteric nervous system – Niall P. Hyland – Developmental Biology

Systematic review: Probiotic supplementation can positively affect anxiety and depressive symptoms: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials – Meysam Pirbaglou – Nutrition Research

Animal experiments

Maternal gut and fetal brain connection: Increased anxiety and reduced social interactions in Wistar rat offspring following peri-conceptional antibiotic exposure – Stéphanie Degroote – Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry

A human gut ecosystem protects against C. difficile disease by targeting TcdA – Sarah Lynn Martz – Journal of Gastroenterology

Animal microbiome

Species-specific effects of earthworms on microbial communities and the fate of litter-derived carbon – Chih-Han Chang – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Diversity of natural product biosynthetic genes in the microbiome of the deep sea sponges Inflatella pellicula, Poecillastra compressa and Stelletta normani – Alan D. Dobson – Frontiers in Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Tree species select diverse soil fungal communities expressing different sets of lignocellulolytic enzyme-encoding genes – Florian Barbi – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Repeated annual glyphosate applications may impair beneficial soil microorganisms in temperate grassland – M. Druille – Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment

Water and extremophile microbiome

 The biogeography of red snow microbiomes and their role in melting arctic glaciers – Stefanie Lutz – Nature Communications

Press: The Arctic’s pretty but alarming strawberry-pink snow – Ben Guarino – Washington Post
This Pink Snow Does Not Bode Well For Our Future – Maddie Stone – Gizmodo

Effects of heap-bioleaching plant on microbial community of the nearby river – Mingjiang Zhang – International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation

Molecular Characterization of Aquatic Bacterial Communities in Dinaric Range Caves – Pleše, Bruna – Water Environment Research

Air microbiome

High-throughput sequencing reveals unprecedented diversities of Aspergillus species in outdoor air – Seungeun Lee – Letters in Applied Microbiology

Food microbiology

Changes in the microbiota of lamb packaged in a vacuum and in modified atmospheres during chilled storage analysed by high-throughput sequencing – Taojun Wang – Meat Science

Microbial Diversity of Type I Sourdoughs Prepared and Back-Slopped with Wholemeal and Refined Soft (Triticum aestivum) Wheat Flours – Manuela Taccari – Journal of Food Science

Added ingredients affect the microbiota and biochemical characteristics of durum wheat type-I sourdough – Fabio Minervini – Food Microbiology

Fungal diversity and ecosystem function data from wine fermentation vats and microcosms – Primrose J. Boynton – Data in Brief

The phenotypic characterization of yeast strains to stresses inherent to wine fermentation in warm climates – M. García – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Built environment microbiology

Contamination of healthcare workers’ mobile phones by epidemic viruses – S. Pillet – Clinical Microbiology and Infection

Press: Mobile devices of healthcare workers often contaminated by viral RNA – News Medical

No access for me, but intriguing title: Show research into the human microbiome can be used to solve crimes – Kyle Nothern – Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal

Microbes in the news
Video: Citizen Science and Mapping the Microbiome – Eric J. Topol interviews Jessica Richman – Medscape

Mapping the subway’s microbiome. Barcelona takes part in the international research project Metasub, which aims to map the microbiome of public transit systems in 54 cities worldwide – EurekAlert

Biology professor helps author free textbook, saving students hundreds: OpenStax Microbiology – Lainie Mazzullo – Wichita State University

Science, publishing, and career

At 31, she runs one of the hottest biotech companies in the country, with Rachel Haurwitz, CEO of Caribou Biosciences – Andrew Joseph – STAT news

Stem cell scientist Paolo Macchiarini suspected of involuntary manslaughter – STAT news

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