July 16, 2016

Bacterial translocation in Crohn’s disease, full length sequencing of mouse microbiome, drinking water and IBD, NanoSIMS, and molecular interactions.

Meet your microbes: The surprising world inside you – New Scientist / UNSW Science – August 13, 2016, Kensington, Australia. Speakers: Elisa Hill and Gabrielle Belz.

Pregnancy and birth / vaginal microbiome

Identification of a novel human papillomavirus by metagenomic analysis of vaginal swab samples from pregnant women – Zhijian Liu – Virology Journal

Human skin microbiome

Whole metagenome profiling reveals skin microbiome-dependent susceptibility to atopic dermatitis flare – Kern Rei Chng – Nature Microbiology

Human oral microbiome

Bacterial diversity and community structure of supragingival plaques in adults with dental health or caries revealed by 16S pyrosequencing – Cuicui Xiao – Frontiers in Microbiology

Profile of bacteria colonizing the exposed bone of patients with anti-osteoclastic drug-related osteonecrosis of the jaws – Zaher Jabbour – Canadian Journal of Microbiology

Human respiratory microbiome

Review: The Lung Microbiome in HIV. Getting to the HAART of the Host–Microbe Interface – Leopoldo N. Segal – American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

Human gut microbiome

Environmental Factors Associated with Altered Gut Microbiota in Children with Eczema: A Systematic Review – Carmen W. H. Chan – International Journal of Molecular Sciences

Fecal Microbiota and Diet of Children with Chronic Constipation – Joyce Gomes de Moraes – International Journal of Pediatrics

The predominant site of bacterial translocation across the intestinal mucosal barrier occurs at the advancing disease margin in Crohn’s disease – Rodrick J. Chiodini – Microbiology

Review: May the Force Be With You: The Light and Dark Sides of the Microbiota–Gut–Brain Axis in Neuropsychiatry – Eoin Sherwin – CNS Drugs

Animal experiments

Gut Microbial Alterations Associated With Protection From Autoimmune Uveitis – Yukiko K. Nakamura – Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science

Animal microbiome

Isolation of an antimicrobial compound produced by bacteria associated with reef-building corals – PeerJ Preprint

Evidence of a bacterial core in the stored products pest Plodia interpunctella: The influence of different diets – Matteo Montagna – Environmental Microbiology

Analysis of the mouse gut microbiome using full-length 16S rRNA amplicon sequencing – 
Jongoh Shin – Scientific Reports

Comparative phylogenetic analysis of bacterial associates in Pyrrhocoroidea and evidence for ancient and persistent environmental symbiont reacquisition in Largidae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) – Eric Robert Lucien Gordon – bioRxiv

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Strong linkage between plant and soil fungal communities along a successional coastal dune system – Alice Roy-Bolduc – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Biodiversity of green algae covering artificial hard substrate surfaces in a suburban environment: A case study using molecular approaches – Christine Hallmann – Journal of Phycology

Bacterial selection by mycospheres of Atlantic Rainforest mushrooms – Joshua Andrew Halsey – Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Bacterial Community Structure at the Microscale in Two Different Soils – Rory Michelland – Microbial Ecology

Diversity of Cultivated Fungi Associated with Conventional and Transgenic Sugarcane and the Interaction between Endophytic Trichoderma virens and the Host Plant – Aline Silva Romão-Dumaresq – PLOS ONE

Water and extremophile microbiome

Genomic and transcriptomic resolution of organic matter utilization among deep-sea bacteria in Guaymas Basin hydrothermal plumes – Meng Li – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbiome profiling of drinking water in relation to incidence of inflammatory bowel disease – Jessica D. Forbes – Canadian Journal of Microbiology

Viruses and phages

The feral swine virome is dominated by single stranded DNA viruses and contains a novel orthopneumovirus which circulates both in feral and domestic swine – Ben M. Hause – Journal of General Virology


Review: Tracking microbial interactions with NanoSIMS – Niculina Musat – Current Opinion in Biotechnology

Other microbiology

Review: Decoding molecular interactions in microbial communities – Nicole A. Abreu – FEMS Microbiology Reviews

Functional Comparison of Bacteria from the Human Gut and Closely Related Non-Gut Bacteria Reveals the Importance of Conjugation and a Paucity of Motility and Chemotaxis Functions in the Gut Environment – Dragana Dobrijevic – PLOS ONE

Verification of an automated, digital dispensing platform for at-will broth microdilution antimicrobial susceptibility testing – Kenneth P. Smith – Journal of Clinical Microbiology

Press: Simple method tests hard-to-treat bacteria’s susceptibility to different antibiotics – Science Codex

Nice or nasty: Protein translocation between bacteria and the different forms of response – Daniel Unterweger – PNAS

Editorial: Resource competition: When communities collide – Jason Merritt – eLIFE

Community-level cohesion without cooperation – Mikhail Tikhonov – eLIFE

Microbes in the news

Overselling the Microbiome Award for @nytimes on thumb sucking, nail biting protecting from allergy – Jonathan Eisen – The Tree of Life

Study to explore microbes attached to floating plastic – Holly Ganz – MicroBE.net

Gut reaction: How bacteria in the belly may affect the heart – Harvard Health

You scratch my back… the beneficial (and not so beneficial) relationships between organisms – Andrew Taylor-Robinson – The Conversation

Viruses Have Guided the Path of Human Evolution – Nathaniel Scharping – Discover Magazine

Antarctica: A Center for Climate Change and Microbiology Research – Latin America Herald Tribune

Science, publishing, and career

Where are the female science professors? A personal perspective – Shina Caroline Lynn Kamerlin – F1000Research

Bik’s Picks

Carl Zimmer’s Game Of Genomes: Episode 1 to 5 – STATnews

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