July 15, 2016

Symbionts and reproductive oddities, microbiota in a mouse stroke model, the plant holobiont, CRISPR spacer extraction from metagenomes.

General microbiome

Bacterial cell biology outside the streetlight: reproductive oddities displayed by bacteria associated with multicellular eukaryotes – Silvia Bulgheresi – Environmental Microbiology

New book: The Human Microbiota and Chronic Disease: Dysbiosis as a Cause of Human Pathology – Brian Henderson, Luigi Nibali – Wiley


Webinar: The Microbiome and the Environment – July 26 – ACS Publications

Microbiomes of the Built Environment Meeting 2 Webcast Videos and Presentations Now Available! – Jonathan Eisen

Human gut microbiome

Severe Gut Microbiota Dysbiosis Is Associated With Poor Growth in Patients With Short Bowel Syndrome – Hannah G. Piper – Journal of Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition

Review: Corralling Colonic Flagellated Microbiota – Ruth E. Ley – The New England Journal of Medicine

Editorial: Microbiome and mental health in the modern environment – Emily Deans -Journal of Physiological Anthropology

Animal experiments

Microbiota Dysbiosis Controls the Neuroinflammatory Response after Stroke – Vikramjeet Singh – The Journal of Neuroscience

Press: Post-stroke shifts in gut bacteria could cause additional brain injury – Rachel Ehrenberg – Science News
Stroke Alters Gut Microbiome, Impacting Recovery. A bidirectional link between the brain and the gut can improve or worsen brain injury in mice, researchers report – Tanya Lewis – The Scientist

Animal microbiome

Nest Bacterial Environment Affects Microbiome of Hoopoe Eggshells, but Not That of the Uropygial Secretion – Ángela Martínez-García – PLOS ONE

Highly Variable Bacterial Communities Associated with the Octocoral Antillogorgia elisabethae – Veronica Robertson – Microorganisms

Review: Alice in microbes’ land: adaptations and counter-adaptations of vector-borne parasitic protozoa and their hosts – Guy Caljon – FEMS Microbiology Reviews

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Fires of differing intensities rapidly select distinct soil fungal communities in a Northwest US ponderosa pine forest ecosystem – C. Reazin – Forest Ecology and Management

The enzymatic and physiological response of the microbial community in semiarid soil to carbon compounds from plants – I. F. Torres – European Journal of Soil Science

DGGE: Rhizobacterial Community Structures Associated with Native Plants Grown in Chilean Extreme Environments – Milko A. Jorquera – Microbial Ecology

ReviewPlant–microbe partnerships in 2020: The plant holobiont and its interactions determine plant performance. – Birgit Mitter – Microbial Biotechnology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Syntrophic associations from hypersaline soda lakes converting organic acids and alcohols to methane at extremely haloalkaline conditions – Dimitry Y. Sorokin – Environmental Microbiology

Microbialite response to an anthropogenic salinity gradient in Great Salt Lake, Utah – M. R. Lindsay – Geobiology

Chemodenitrification in the cryoecosystem of Lake Vida, Victoria Valley, Antarctica – N. E. Ostrom – GeoBiology

Speciation and ecological success in dimly lit waters: horizontal gene transfer in a green sulfur bacteria bloom unveiled by metagenomic assembly – Tomàs Llorens–Marès – ISME Journal

Metagenomics and bioinformatics

MetaCRAST: Reference-guided extraction of CRISPR spacers from unassembled metagenomes – Abraham G Moller – PeerJ Preprints

Microbes in the news

Yale engineers think our future homes should be designed with microbes in mind – Dyllan Furness – Digital Trends

How to get Funding for your Human Microbiome Startup – Global Engage


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