July 30, 2016

Honey bee gut microbiome altered by pesticides, colobine primates, sulfur vents, bioaerosol, failed microbiome spore transplant trial.


London Microbiome Workshop – September 7th 2016, Royal College of Physicians, London

Pregnancy and birth

Antibiotic perturbation of the preterm infant gut microbiome and resistome – Andrew J. Gasparrini – Gut Microbes

Multisite microbiome

Acquisition of a high diversity of bacteria during Hajj pilgrimage, including Acinetobacter baumannii with blaOXA-72, and Escherichia coli with blaNDM-5 carbapenemases – Thongpan Leangapichart – Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy

Human gut microbiome

Limited prolonged effects of rifaximin treatment on irritable bowel syndrome-related differences in the fecal microbiome and metabolome – Natalia Zeber-Lubecka –
Gut Microbes

Altered gut microbiota in Rett syndrome – Francesco Strati – Microbiome

Animal experiments

Honey bee gut microbiome is altered by in-hive pesticide exposures – Madhavi Kakumanu – Frontiers in Microbiology

Animal microbiome

The antibiotic resistome of swine manure is significantly altered by association with the Musca domestica larvae gut microbiome – Hang Wang – The ISME Journal

Using the gut microbiota as a novel tool for examining colobine primate GI health – Katherine R. Amato – Global Ecology and Conservation

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Bioprospecting metagenomics of a microbial community on cotton degradation: mining for new glycoside hydrolases – Guoxiu Zhang – Journal of Biotechnology

Dramatic Increases of Soil Microbial Functional Gene Diversity at the Treeline Ecotone of Changbai Mountain – Congcong Shen – Frontiers in Microbiology

Review: Plant litter decomposition: drivers insight to the ecological process – Gaurav Mishra – European Journal of Biological Research

Water and extremophile microbiome

Transcriptional control in marine copiotrophic and oligotrophic bacteria with streamlined genomes – Matthew T. Cottrell – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Distribution and niche separation of planktonic microbial communities in the water columns from the surface to the hadal waters of the Japan Trench under the eutrophic ocean – Takuro Nunoura – Frontiers in Microbiology

Diversity and Composition of Bacterial Community in Soils and Lake Sediments from an Arctic Lake Area – Neng Fei Wang – Frontiers in Microbiology

Characterization of Chemosynthetic Microbial Mats Associated with Intertidal Hydrothermal Sulfur Vents in White Point, San Pedro, CA, USA – Priscilla J. Miranda – Frontiers in Microbiology

Hydrogen limitation and syntrophic growth among natural assemblages of thermophilic methanogens at deep-sea hydrothermal vents – Begüm D. Topçuoğlu – Frontiers in Microbiology

Review: Halophiles: Champions of Environmental Adaptations and Their Industrial Applications – Rachana Singh – Current Biological Engineering (WTF: $63.00)

Review: An overview of siderophores for iron acquisition in microorganisms living in the extreme – Luis O. De Serrano – BioMetals

Air microbiome

Review: Approach of molecular methods for the detection and monitoring of microbial communities in bioaerosols: A review – Keunje Yoo – Journal of Environmental Sciences

Oil reservoir microbiome

Species divergence vs functional convergence characterizes crude oil microbial community assembly – Yong Nie – Frontiers in Microbiology


Editorial: From Genes to Species: Novel Insights from Metagenomics – Eamonn P. Culligan – Frontiers in Microbiology

Sequencing techniques

Streaming algorithms for identification of pathogens and antibiotic resistance potential from real-time MinIONTM sequencing – Minh Duc Cao – GigaScience

Microbes in the news

Poop Pill’s Surprise Failure Shows That the Microbiome is Still a Mystery – Ryan Cross – MIT Technology Review
Gut check: Seres Therapeutics shares plunge after microbiome drug fails in trial – CNBC
Seres Therapeutics Announces Interim Results from SER-109 Phase 2 ECOSPOR Study in Multiply Recurrent Clostridium Difficile Infection – Seres

I, microbe: Book Review of “I Contain Multitudes” by Ed Yong – Silvia Bulgheresi – Nature Microbiology
Hot off the press: Interview with Ed Yong – Andrew Jermy – Nature Microbiology

Teasing out the microbiome of the Kansas prairie. One teaspoonful of soil holds DNA of tens of thousands of microbial species – EurekAlert
Teasing out the microbiome of the Kansas prairieOne teaspoonful of soil holds DNA of tens of thousands of microbial species – Science Daily

Parasitic infection may have spoiled zebrafish experiments.Common contaminant may change shoaling behaviour, a proxy for stress and anxiety in behavioural studies. – Petra Szilagyi – Nature
What Does Your Poop Say About Your Evolution, and Other Ecological Connections to the Microbiome – Jens Hegg – PLOS Blogs

Powerful new bacteria discovered in Cookeville hot tub – Daily News Journal

Could a new CREAM fight off superbugs? Scientists develop lotion which stops bacteria getting into wounds – Madlen Davies – Daily Mail

There’s Nothing Green About Jill Stein’s Vaccine Stance – Emily Willingham – Forbes

Your soap and toothpaste could be messing with your microbiome – Alison Moodie – The Guardian

Anthrax sickens 13 in western Siberia, and a thawed-out reindeer corpse may be to blame – Ben Guarino – Washington Post

Bik’s not-microbiology Picks

Khloe Kardashian’s Vagina Oil Is a Bad Idea. Koko is telling her young female followers to moisturize their ‘vaginal lining’ with Vitamin E. Definitely do not do this– Samantha Allen – The Daily Beast

The Physicians Committee Releases Seven Dietary Guidelines for a Healthy Microbiota
The Key to Optimal Gut Health? Eat 50 to 55 Grams of Daily Fiber – PCRM


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