June 30, 2016

Mycorrhizal fungi and CO2, pathogen defense in the gut, Mississippi River plume.

Animal experiments

Defensive Mutualism Rescues NADPH Oxidase Inactivation in Gut Infection – Gratiela Pircalabioru – Cell Host & Microbe

Press: Good gut relationships key in defence against pathogens – Medical Xpress

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Mycorrhizal association as a primary control of the CO2 fertilization effect – César Terrer – Science

Press: Study finds that plant growth responses to high carbon dioxide depend on symbiotic fungi – EurekAlert

Grassland to woodland transitions: Dynamic response of microbial community structure and carbon use patterns – Courtney A. Creamer – Journal of Geophysical Research

The interaction between arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and endophytic bacteria enhances plant growth of Acacia gerrardii under salt stress – Abeer Hashem – Frontiers in Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Mississippi River plume enriches microbial diversity in the northern Gulf of Mexico – Olivia U. Mason – Frontiers in Microbiology

Editorial: Anthropogenic impacts on the microbial ecology and function of aquatic environments – Maurizio Labbate – Frontiers in Microbiology

Unanticipated geochemical and microbial community structure under seasonal ice cover in a dilute, dimictic Arctic lake – Ursel Schuette – Frontiers in Microbiology

Comparative activity and functional ecology of permafrost soils and lithic niches in a hyper-arid polar desert – Jacqueline Goordial – Environmental Microbiology

Metagenomics and bioinformatics

Bioinformatic Characterization of Mosquito Viromes within the Eastern United States and Puerto Rico: Discovery of Novel Viruses – Kenneth G. Frey – Evolutionary Bioinformatics

ReviewReconstructing single genomes from complex microbial communities – Dongwan D. Kang – it-Information Technology

Review: A history of DNA sequence assembly – Eugene W. Myers Jr – it-Information Technology

Review: Millions of reads, thousands of taxa: microbial community structure and associations analyzed via marker genes – Miklós Bálint – FEMS Microbiology Reviews

Microbes in the news

Stanford undergrads cook up a biotech startup to develop new antibiotics for drug-resistant superbugs – Rosemary Mena-Werth – Stanford News

From the Evolution Conference, talk by Danielle Whittaker: Bacteria give bird its sexy smells – Patrick Monahan – Science

Australia’s Melbourne takes selfie of its microbiome – i4U News

The Microbiome and Bronchiolitis: An Unusual Pairing or Is It? – Lewis First – AAP Gateway

An Ounce of (Water) Prevention: microbial fuel degradation – Katherine Vanover – Fuel Market News

New study shows chronic fatigue isn’t just in your head. It may have to do with your gut – Ariana Eunjung Cha – Washington Post

Resistance to antibiotics and to immune system are interconnected in bacteria – EurekAlert

In times of great famine, microalgae digest themselves. AWI researchers decipher the connection between nutrient availability and algae growth – EurekAlert

Researchers develop effective strategy for disrupting bacterial biofilms – EurekAlert

How a germ catches a virus – Phys.org

Coming Soon: Gut Bacteria That Actually Cure Your Disease: The $34 billion probiotics market includes some dubious products. This crop looks different – Deena Shanker – Bloomberg

TV weatherman retracts story about toxic bacteria at Northwest Florida beaches – The Destin Log

Bik’s non-microbiology Picks

Former Relman lab member: NASA Astronaut Kate Rubins Prepares for First Trip to Space – Alison Thoet – ABC News

107 Nobel laureates sign letter blasting Greenpeace over GMOs – Joel Achenbach – Washington Post

The Academic Hermit – What are you going to do with your tool?: installation as the Frederick G. Novy Collegiate Professor of Microbiome Research at the University of Michigan – Pat Schloss

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