June 29, 2016

Two new papers on multiple sclerosis and breast tissue, cross-respiration, the Boston urban transit microbiome, and plastic debris.

Human respiratory microbiome

Review: The respiratory microbiome of HIV-infected individuals – MB Lawawni – Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy

Human skin microbiome

The microbiota of breast tissue and its association with tumours – Camilla Urbaniak – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Human gut microbiome

Alterations of the human gut microbiome in multiple sclerosis – Sushrut Jangi – Nature Communications

Review: Gut microbiota and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation: where do we stand? – D Zama – Bone Marrow Transplantation

Review: The neuropharmacology of butyrate: The bread and butter of the microbiota-gut-brain axis? – Roman M. Stilling – Neurochemistry International

Animal and in vitro experiments

A Commensal Bacterium Promotes Virulence of an Opportunistic Pathogen via Cross-Respiration – Apollo Stacy – mBio

Press: Cross-respiration between oral bacteria leads to worse infections – EurekAlert

Microbiota-Regulated IL-25 Increases Eosinophil Number to Provide Protection during Clostridium difficile Infection – Erica L. Buonomo – Cell Reports

Animal microbiome

Genome-wide survey of gut fungi (Harpellales) reveals the first horizontally transferred ubiquitin gene from a mosquito host – Yan Wang – Molecular Biology and Evolution

In barn swallows: Stress response, gut microbial diversity and sexual signals correlate with social interactions – Iris I. Levin – Biology Letters

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Plant Host and Geographic Location Drive Endophyte Community Composition in the Face of Perturbation – Natalie Christian – Microbial Ecology

Perspective: Soil immune responses – Jos M. Raaijmakers – Science

Water and extremophile microbiome

Microbes in mercury-enriched geothermal springs in western North America – Gill G. Geese – Science of The Total Environment

Environmental Disturbances Decrease the Variability of Microbial Populations within Periphyton – Cristina M. Herren – mSystems

Metagenomics unveils the attributes of the alginolytic guilds of sediments from four distant cold coastal environments – Marina N. Mato – Environmental Microbiology

Built environment microbiome

Commentary: Avoiding Pandemic Fears in the Subway and Conquering the Platypus – A. Gonzalez – mSystems

Urban Transit System Microbial Communities Differ by Surface Type and Interaction with Humans and the Environment – Tiffany Hsu – mSystems

Press: ‘Bugs’ on the subway: Monitoring the microbial environment to improve public health – EurekAlert

Diversity and Activity of Communities Inhabiting Plastic Debris in the North Pacific Gyre – Jessica A. Bryant – mSystems

Food microbiology

Culture-independent bacterial community profiling of carbon dioxide treated raw milk – Raquel Lo – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Metagenomics and bioinformatics

MetaPalette: a k-mer Painting Approach for Metagenomic Taxonomic Profiling and Quantification of Novel Strain Variation – David Koslicki – mSystems

Bayesian identification of bacterial strains from sequencing data – Aravind Sankar – Microbial Genomics

MetaTreeMap: An Alternative Visualization Method for Displaying Metagenomic Phylogenic Trees – Maxime Hebrard – PLOS ONE

Proteomics and metabolomics

MPLEx: a Robust and Universal Protocol for Single-Sample Integrative Proteomic, Metabolomic, and Lipidomic Analyses – Ernesto S. Nakayasu – mSystems

An Integrated Metabolomic and Genomic Mining Workflow To Uncover the Biosynthetic Potential of Bacteria – Maria Maansson – mSystems

Techniques

16S rRNA gene sequencing of mock microbial populations- impact of DNA extraction method, primer choice and sequencing platform – Fiona Fouhy – BMC Microbiology

Preservation Methods Differ in Fecal Microbiome Stability, Affecting Suitability for Field Studies – Se Jin Song – mSystems

Moleculo Long-Read Sequencing Facilitates Assembly and Genomic Binning from Complex Soil Metagenomes – Richard Allen White III – mSystems

A Universal Next-Generation Sequencing Protocol To Generate Noninfectious Barcoded cDNA Libraries from High-Containment RNA Viruses – Lindsey A. Moser- mSystems

Fungal identification biases in microbiome projects – Leho Tedersoo – Environmental Microbiology Reports

Microbes in the news

Germs in the Subway Are the Harmless Kind – Nicholas Bakalar – New York Times

An Industrial Microbiologist Who Adds Biofuel to the Fire – Nandita Jayaraj – The Wire India

Interview of Faculty of Clinical Microbiology, Prof. Generalov Igor Ivanovich, at VSMU, Belarus – LinkedIn

 

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