August 5, 2016

Urinary tract microbiome, preterm gut microbiota and humanized mice, fungi of Crocus (Saffron plant), and bead-beating artefacts.

General microbiome

Introduction to special issue of Molecular MetabolismMicrobiota: ‘bugging’ insights into metabolic regulation – Thomas Schwarz-Romond – Molecular Metabolism

Human oral microbiome

Transcriptome Analysis of B Cell Immune Functions in Periodontitis: Mucosal Tissue Responses to the Oral Microbiome in Aging – Jeffrey L. Ebersole – Frontiers in Immunology

Human respiratory microbiome

Randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial with azithromycin selects for anti-inflammatory microbial metabolites in the emphysematous lung – Leopoldo N Segal – Thorax

Review: Microbiome in the pathogenesis of cystic fibrosis and lung transplant-related disease – Sushma K. Cribbs – Translational Research

Human urinary tract microbiome

Evaluation of the Urinary Microbiota of Women With Uncomplicated Stress Urinary Incontinence – Krystal J. Thomas-White – American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Human gut microbiome

Review: Microbiota as Mediator of Cancer Progression and Therapy – Jilian L. Pope – Translational Research

Review: The human microbiome in rheumatic autoimmune diseases: A comprehensive review – Patrick Coit – Clinical Immunology

Review: Human gut microbiota plays a role in the metabolism of drugs – Lenka Jourova – Biomed Pap Med Fac Univ Palacky Olomouc Czech Repub

Animal experiments

Preterm infant gut microbiota affects intestinal epithelial development in a humanized gnotobiotic mouse model – Yueyue Yu – American Journal of Physiology – Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology

Symbiotic gut commensal bacteria act as host cathepsin S activity regulators – Alex Steimle – Journal of Autoimmunity

Research Highlight (but very harsh title): Gut microbiota: Microbiota and behaviour: visiting the sins of the mother – Paul Forsythe – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Animal microbiome

A high-resolution map of the gut microbiota in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar): A basis for comparative gut microbial research – Karina Gajardo – Scientific Reports

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Molecular phylogeny, diversity, community structure and plant growth promoting properties of fungal endophytes associated with the corms of Saffron plant: an insight into the microbiome of Crocus sativus Linn – Zahoor Ahmed Wani – Fungal Biology

Leaf Treatments with a Protein-Based Resistance Inducer Partially Modify Phyllosphere Microbial Communities of Grapevine – Martina Cappelletti – Frontiers in Plant Science

The Resilience of Microbial Community under Drying and Rewetting Cycles of Three Forest Soils – Xue Zhou – Frontiers in Microbiology

Fungus-associated bacteriome in charge of their host behavior – Kristin Schulz-Bohm – Fungal Genetics and Biology

Microbiota Characterization of Compost Using Omics Approaches Opens New Perspectives for Phytophthora Root Rot Control – Josefa Blaya – PLOS ONE

Water and extremophile microbiome

Microbes on a Bottle: Substrate, Season and Geography Influence Community Composition of Microbes Colonizing Marine Plastic Debris Microbes on a Bottle: Substrate, Season and Geography Influence Community Composition of Microbes Colonizing Marine Plastic Debris – Sonja Oberbeckmann – PLOS ONE

Microbial Community Responses to Increased Water and Organic Matter in the Arid Soils of the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica – Heather N. Buelow – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbial community structure shifts are associated with temperature, dispersants and nutrients in crude oil-contaminated seawaters – Long Meng – Marine Pollution Bulletin

Bioinformatics and metagenomics

Rapid resistome mapping using nanopore sequencing – Eric van der Helm – bioRxiv


Metabolomics evaluation of the impact of smokeless tobacco exposure on the oral bacterium Capnocytophaga sputigena – Jinchun Sun – Toxicology in Vitro

Training in metabolomics research. II. Processing and statistical analysis of metabolomics data, metabolite identification, pathway analysis, applications of metabolomics and its future – S. Barnes – Journal of Mass Spectrometry


Bead-beating artefacts in the Bacteroidetes to Firmicutes ratio of the human stool metagenome – Heidi C. Vebø – Journal of Microbiological Methods

Pipeline for amplifying and analyzing amplicons of the V1–V3 region of the 16S rRNA gene – Heather K. Allen – BMC Research Notes

A Single-Batch Fermentation System to Simulate Human Colonic Microbiota for High-Throughput Evaluation of Prebiotics – Risa Takagi – PLOS ONE

More microbiology

Metabolic engineering of microbial competitive advantage for industrial fermentation processes – A. Joe Shaw – Science

Microbes in the news

AGA establishes NIH-funded registry to track fecal microbiota transplants – EurekAlert

Maternal microbial inheritance—benefits of breastfeeding – Md Zohorul Islam

ASM Agar Art Calendar 2016/2017

Science, publishing, and career

What Is the Key Best Practice for Collaborating with a Computational Biologist? – Cell Systems

University of Waterloo boosts salaries of female faculty after discrepancy found – Paola Loriggio – CP24

Bik’s Non-Microbiology Picks

Circadian regulation of sunflower heliotropism, floral orientation, and pollinator visits – Hagop S. Atamian – Science
How do sunflowers follow the Sun—and to what end? – Winslow R. Briggs – Science

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