August 12, 2016

On vacation, so here is a short and late Digest for you: Metabolomics of preterm birth, mouse gut bacteria collection, bacteria associated with mosses.

Pregnancy and birth

Use of metabolomics for the identification and validation of clinical biomarkers for preterm birth: Preterm SAMBA – Jose G. Cecatti – BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth

Animal microbiome

The Mouse Intestinal Bacterial Collection (miBC) provides host-specific insight into cultured diversity and functional potential of the gut microbiota – Ilias Lagkouvardos – Nature Microbiology

First public collection of bacteria from the intestine of mice. Mouse gut bacteria find a new home – Science Daily

Environment shapes the fecal microbiome of invasive carp species – Jessica J. Eichmiller – Microbiome

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Comparative analysis of bacteria associated with different mosses by 16S rRNA and 16S rDNA sequencing – Yang Tian – Journal of Basic Microbiology

Water microbiome

A metabolomics guided exploration of marine natural product chemical space – Dimitrios J. Floros – Metabolomics

Bioreactor microbiome

Unraveling the microbiome of a thermophilic biogas plant by metagenome and metatranscriptome analysis complemented by characterization of bacterial and archaeal isolates – Irena Maus – Biotechnology for Biofuels

Food microbiology

Vegemite Beer: yeast extract spreads as nutrient supplements to promote fermentation – Edward D. Kerr – PeerJ

Microbial Ecology and other

Compartmentalization in PVC super-phylum: evolution and impact – Sandrine Pinos – Biology Direct

Conflicts over host manipulation between different parasites and pathogens: Investigating the ecological and medical consequences – Nina Hafer – BioEssays

Microbes in the news

Soil Has a Microbiome, too. The unique mix of microbes in soil has a profound effect on which plants thrive and which ones die – Carrie Arnold – Smithsonian

Gut bacteria have own circadian clock – MedicalXpress

Not your momma’s microbe lab: a new genetic engineering machine takes microbial design to the masses – Casey Gilman –

How brushing your teeth could prevent cancer: Twice daily scrub reduces bacteria linked to bowel tumours – Colin Fernandez – Daily Mail

Picture of the day: Metal-oxidizing bacteria from a gold mine – Science 360

Attendee Shares Experience from DDW® 2016 Active Learning Session on the Gut Microbiome –

Science, publishing, and career

The manterruption is real. Why Women Talk Less Than Men at Work – Alicia Adamczyk – Time / Money Magazine

SatireFirst Draft of Peer-Review Rebuttal Just Says “Fuck Off” – The Allium




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