July 25, 2016

Increased accuracy in microbiome studies, the traveling microbiome, Vibrios on microplastics, and microbes in infant formula.

Human respiratory microbiome

Immune Response and Mortality Risk Relate to Distinct Lung Microbiomes in HIV-Pneumonia Patients – Meera K Shenoy – American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

Human gut microbiome

Biliary Microbiota, Gallstone Disease and Infection with Opisthorchis felineus – Irina V. Saltykova – PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases

Opinion: Current Knowledge and Future Research Directions on Fecal Bacterial Patterns and Their Association with Asthma – Shantelle Claassen-Weitz – Frontiers in Microbiology

Review: Gut microbiota in autoimmunity: potential for clinical applications – Donghyun Kim – Archives of Pharmacal Research

Review: The Traveling Microbiome – Mark S. Riddle – Current Infectious Disease Reports

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Browsing by an invasive herbivore promotes development of plant and soil communities during primary succession – Peter J. Bellingham – Journal of Ecology

Review: “Omics” Tools for Better Understanding the Plant–Endophyte Interactions
Sanjana Kaul – Frontiers in Plant Science

Water and extremophile microbiome

Can the Bacterial Community of a High Arctic Glacier Surface Escape Viral Control? – Sara M. E. Rassne – Frontiers in Microbiology

Analysis of the bacteriorhodopsin-producing haloarchaea reveals a core community that is stable over time in the salt crystallizers of Eilat, Israel – Nikhil Ram-Mohan – Extremophiles

Dangerous hitchhikers? Evidence for potentially pathogenic Vibrio spp. on microplastic particles – Inga V. Kirstein – Marine Environmental Research

Press: Hitching a ride? Deadly bacteria cling on to discarded plastic – Science Focus

Review: Monitoring and managing microbes in aquaculture – Towards a sustainable industry – Mikkel Bentzon-Tilia – Microbial Biotechnology

Food microbiology

Pulque, a Traditional Mexican Alcoholic Fermented Beverage: Historical, Microbiological, and Technical Aspects – Adelfo Escalante – Frontiers in Microbiology

Flow Cytometric and 16S Sequencing Methodologies for Monitoring the Physiological Status of the Microbiome in Powdered Infant Formula Production – Amir H. P. Anvarian – Frontiers in Microbiology


Systematic improvement of amplicon marker gene methods for increased accuracy in microbiome studies – Daryl M Gohl – Nature Biotechnology

A Modified SDS-Based DNA Extraction Method for High Quality Environmental DNA from Seafloor Environments – Vengadesh Perumal Natarajan – Frontiers in Microbiology

More microbiology

A New Genomics-Driven Taxonomy of Bacteria and Archaea: Are We There Yet? – George M. Garrity – Journal of Clinical Microbiology

Microbes in the news

University of Alberta researchers aim to close the ‘fibre gap’ – Clare Clancy – Edmonton Journal

Oil-degrading bacteria to undergo field trials – T. Nandakumar – The Hindu

How we simulated a microscopic ‘wind farm’ – powered by bacteria – Tyler Shendruk – The Conversation

Microrobots Can Carry Out Medical Operations By Copying A Certain Bacteria – Jeanette Walsh – Stock News USA

Could parasite found in cat feces fight ovarian cancer? Scientists identify specific protein which trains the body to kill tumors – Mia De Graaf – Daily Mail

How do bacteria take up vitamins? – Research in Germany

BioFlash podcast: Why Big Pharma is hungry for bacteria – Biz Journals

Science, publishing, and career

Towards a typology of academic peer review styles – Kevin Wang – Urban Geography

Bik’s Non-Microbiology Picks

All the weird things kids have swallowed, in one hospital’s collection – Megan Thielking – STAT news


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