August 6, 2016

Airwair microbiome at birth, fungi on strawberries, molds in a library.

Pregnancy and birth

The Airway Microbiome at Birth – Charitharth Vivek Lal – Scientific Reports

Press: Discovery of Infants’ Airway Microbiomes May Help Predict Lung Disease
A newborn’s airway — once thought to be sterile until after birth — is colonized by bacteria– University of Alabama at Birmingham
Discovery of infants’ airway microbiomes may help predict lung disease – Jeff Hansen – Medical Xpress

Gestational Diabetes is associated with changes in Placental Microbiota and Microbiome – Judit Bassols – Pediatric Research

Human respiratory microbiome (also see Pregnancy and Birth)

Characterizing human lung tissue microbiota and its relationship to epidemiological and clinical features – Guoqin Yu – Genome Biology

High Frequency and Diversity of Antimicrobial Activities Produced by Nasal Staphylococcus Strains against Bacterial Competitors – Daniela Janek – PLOS Pathogens

Human ear microbiome

Molecular microbiological profile of chronic suppurative otitis media – Michel Neeff – Journal of Clinical Microbiology

Human gut microbiome

Antibiotic-Induced Gut Microbiota Disruption Decreases TNF-α Release by Mononuclear Cells in Healthy Adults – Jacqueline M. Lankelma – Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology

Review: Fecal Microbiota Transplantation and Its Usage in Neuropsychiatric Disorders – Alper Evrensel – Clinical Psychopharmacology and Neuroscience

Review: Interactions between the gut microbiome and the central nervous system and their role in schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression – Adrian Andrzej Chrobak – Archives of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy

Animal microbiome

Strain diversity and host specificity in a specialized gut symbiont of honey bees and bumble bees – J. Elijah Powell – Molecular Ecology

Flow cytometric enumeration of bacterial in the coral surface mucus layer – Yvan Bettarel – Journal of Microbiological Methods

Worldwide exploration of the microbiome harbored by the cnidarian model, Exaiptasia pallida indicates a lack of bacterial association specificity at a lower taxonomic rank – Tanya Brown – PeerJ Preprint

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Metagenomic Analysis of Fungal Diversity on Strawberry Plants and the Effect of Management Practices on the Fungal Community Structure of Aerial Organs – Ahmed Abdelfattah – PLOS ONE

The active microbial diversity drives ecosystem multifunctionality and is physiologically related to carbon-availability in Mediterranean semiarid soils – Felipe Bastida – Molecular Ecology

Spatial and successional dynamics of microbial biofilm communities in a grassland stream ecosystem – Allison M. Veach – Molecular Ecology

Review: Phytoremediation: state-of-the-art and a key role for the plant microbiome in future trends and research prospects – Sofie Thijs – International Journal of Phytoremediation

Review: Bacterial pathogenesis of plants: future challenges from a microbial perspective. Challenges in Bacterial Molecular Plant Pathology – Sebastian Pfeilmeier – Molecular Plant Pathology

Review: Effects of Secondary Plant Metabolites on Microbial Populations: Changes in Community Structure and Metabolic Activity in Contaminated Environments – Lucie Musilova – Int J Mol Sci

Water and extremophile microbiome

Unexpected biodiversity of ciliates in marine samples from below the photic zone – Jean-David Grattepanche – Molecular Ecology

Meltwater export of prokaryotic cells from the Greenland Ice Sheet – Karen A. Cameron – Environmental Microbiology

Environmental Conditions Outweigh Geographical Contiguity in Determining the Similarity of nifH-Harboring Microbial Communities in Sediments of Two Disconnected Marginal Seas – Haixia Zhou – Frontiers in MIcrobiology

Review: Extremophilic adaptations and biotechnological applications in diverse environments – James Charlesworth – AIMS Microbiology

Built environment microbiome

Detection of volatile metabolites of moulds isolated from a contaminated library – Anna Micheluz – Journal of Microbiological Methods

Review: Shoe soles as a potential vector for pathogen transmission: A systematic review – Tasnuva Rashid – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Bioinformatics and metagenomics
PhyloBot: A Web Portal for Automated Phylogenetics, Ancestral Sequence Reconstruction, and Exploration of Mutational Trajectories – Victor Hanson-Smith – PLOS Computational BIology

The Phylogenetic LASSO and the Microbiome – Stephen T Rush – arXiv

Microbiome networks: A systems framework for identifying candidate microbial assemblages for disease management – Ravin Poudel – Phytopathology

Techniques

On the study of microbial transcriptomes using second- and third-generation sequencing technologies – Sang Chul Choi – Journal of Microbiology

Microbes in the news

Notre Dame Researcher Explores Bacteria beyond the Ability of Typical Hospital Setting: Gail Weaver – Nina Welding – Engineering

 

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