June 26, 2016

Pregnancy and birth

A key genetic factor for fucosyllactose utilization affects infant gut microbiota development – Takahiro Matsuki – Nature Communications

Necrotizing enterocolitis and preterm infant gut bacteria – Barbara B. Warner – Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal

Human oral microbiome

Identification of Veillonella Species in the Tongue Biofilm by Using a Novel One-Step Polymerase Chain Reaction Method – Izumi Mashima – PLOS ONE

Human respiratory microbiome

Bacterial Microbiota Analysis Present in the Nose and Pharynx of a Mexican Young Population – Ana Karina Rodríguez-Vicente – Int J Curr Microbiol App Sci

Human gut microbiome

Significant Differences Found in Short Nucleotide Sequences of Human Intestinal Metagenomes of Northern-European and Chinese Origin – Balázs Szalkai – Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) – General Subjects

Analysis of the effects of microbiome-related confounding factors on the reproducibility of the volatolomic test – Marcis Leja – Journal of Breath Research

Campylobacter concisus utilizes blood but not short chain fatty acids despite showing associations with Firmicutes taxa – Nadeem O. Kaakoush – Microbiology

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

Review: Microbiome, Metabolome and Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Ishfaq Ahmed – Microorganisms

CommentEthics of exploring the microbiome of native peoples – Maria G. Dominguez-Bello – Nature Microbiology

Microbes found in blood

I’m skeptical about this review: A Bacterial Component to Alzheimer’s-Type Dementia Seen via a Systems Biology Approach that Links Iron Dysregulation and Inflammagen Shedding to Disease – Etheresia Pretorius – Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease

Animal experiments

A sentinel goblet cell guards the colonic crypt by triggering Nlrp6-dependent Muc2 secretion – George M. H. Birchenough – Science

Gut microbiota drive the development of neuro-inflammatory response in cirrhosis – Dae Joong Kang – Hepatology

Bacteriophage infections of microbiota can lead to leaky gut in an experimental rodent model – George Tetz – Gut Pathogens

The Effects of LW-AFC on Intestinal Microbiome in Senescence-Accelerated Mouse Prone 8 Strain, a Mouse Model of Alzheimer’s Disease – Jianhui Wang – Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease

Microbiome associations in pigs with the best and worst clinical outcomes following co-infection with porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) and porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) – Megan C. Niederwerder – Veterinary Microbiology

Press: College of Veterinary Medicine researchers examine microbiome associations related to disease expression in swine – Kansas State University

Supplementing Blends of Sugars, Amino Acids, and Secondary Metabolites to the Diet of Termites (Reticulitermes flavipes) Drive Distinct Gut Bacterial Communities – Xing-Feng Huang – Microbial Ecology

Letter: Does Intestinal Microbiota Protect Mice Against Acute/Binge Drinking-Induced Liver Injury? – Tao Zeng – Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Animal microbiome

DGGE: Influence of Starvation on the Structure of Gut-Associated Bacterial Communities in the Chinese White Pine Beetle (Dendroctonus armandi) – Xia Hu – Forests

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Effects of temperature variability on community structure in a natural microbial food web – Axel Zander – Global Change Biology

Effectiveness of ecological rescue for altered soil microbial communities and functions – Kadiya Calderón – ISME Journal

Soil drying procedure affects the DNA quantification of Lactarius vinosus but does not change the fungal community composition – Carles Castaño – Mycorrhiza

Assessing quality of Medicago sativa silage by monitoring bacterial composition with single molecule, real-time sequencing technology and various physiological parameters – Weichen Bao – Scientific Reports

Water and extremophile microbiome

Revealing the relationship between microbial community structure in natural biofilms and the pollution level in urban rivers: a case study in the Qinhuai River Basin, Yangtze River Delta – Wei Cai – Water Science and Technology

Status of metal pollution in rivers flowing through urban settlements at Pune and its effect on resident microflora – Neelu Nawani – Biologia

Profiling of Sediment Microbial Community in Dongting Lake before and after Impoundment of the Three Gorges Dam – Wei Huang – Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health

Bioreactor and wastewater microbiology

Metagenomic analysis of bacterial community composition and antibiotic resistance genes in a wastewater treatment plant and its receiving surface water – Junying Tang – Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Food microbiology

Effect of Simulated Sanitizer Carryover on Recovery of Salmonella from Broiler Carcass Rinsates – Gary R. Gamble – Journal of Food Protection

Press: USDA Salmonella Bacteria on Chicken Testing Severely Flawed, New Study Finds – Emily Monaco – Organic Authority

Potential applications of metagenomics to assess the biological effects of food structure and function – Tasha Santiago-Rodriguez – Food & Function

Bioinformatics and metagenomics

A comparison of tools for the simulation of genomic next-generation sequencing data – Merly Escalona – Nature Reviews Genetics

Hessian Regularization Based Symmetric Nonnegative Matrix Factorization for Clustering Gene Expression and Microbiome Data – Yuanyuan Ma – Methods


Grown, Printed, and Biologically Augmented: An Additively Manufactured Microfluidic Wearable, Functionally Templated for Synthetic Microbes – Christoph Bader – 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing

Investigation of bacterial and archaeal communities: novel protocols using modern sequencing by Illumina MiSeq and traditional DGGE-cloning – Lucia Kraková – Extremophiles

DGGE: Representative sampling of natural biofilms: influence of substratum type on the bacterial and fungal communities structure – Jennifer Hellal – Springer Plus

More microbiology

Applying landscape genetics to the microbial world – Rachael Y. Dudaniec – Molecular Ecology

A metapopulation model for the spread of MRSA in correctional facilities – Marc Beauparlant – Infectious Disease Modelling

Biological Dual-Use Research and Synthetic Biology of Yeast – Angela Cirigliano – Science and Engineering Ethics

Microbes in the news

Fabulous Pacific coast and the latest digestive diseases research: BMC Medicine joins DDW2016 – Alessandro Recchioni – BioMedCentral blog

The Unseen – Millions of microbes are yet to be discovered. Will one hold the ultimate cure? – Raffi Khatchadourian – The New Yorker

Indicator of chronic fatigue syndrome found in gut bacteria – Krishna Ramanujan – Cornell Chronicle

Fermentation Fervor: Here’s How Chefs Boost Flavor And Health – Allison Aubrey – NPR Morning Edition

Beneficial bacteria may protect breasts from cancer – ASM – EurekAlert

Economics in Mind, Evolution Has Allowed Some Bacteria to Evolve Sublime Genomes – Aswin Sai Narain Seshasayee – The Wire

Old Technology Successfully Reduce Salmonella in Meat Products by 90 Percent –  John Raphael – Nature World News

Bright Minds Battling Dark Diseases: San Diego is home to world-class biomedical scientists focused on cutting-edge projects touted by president – Gary Robbins – The San Diego Union Tribune

Liquid eyeliner recalled, contains bacteria – CTV News Winnipeg

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