August 13, 2016

Fracking, floating islands and a multivariate statistical framework.

Human respiratory microbiome

Editorial: Another piece in the ‘research mosaic’ that describes the role of the lung microbiome in COPD – Gary B Huffnagle – Thorax

Review: Toward revision of antimicrobial therapies in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation: target the pathogens, but protect the indigenous microbiota – Alexander Khoruts – Translational Research

Human urinary tract microbiome

Note: no mention of extraction controls. Does the Urinary Microbiome Play a Role in Urgency Urinary Incontinence and Its Severity? – Lisa Karstens – Frontiers in Cellular Infection Microbiology

Human gut microbiome

Review: Gut Microbiota: Modulation of Host Physiology in Obesity – Vandana Nehra – Physiology

Close encounters of the type‐six kind: injected bacterial toxins modulate gut microbial composition – Martina Sassone‐Corsi – EMBO Reports

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Floating islands: Metagenomic approach to characterize soil microbial diversity of Phumdi at Loktak Lake – Sampada Puranik – Water Science & Technology

Hydraulic fracturing offers view of microbial life in the deep terrestrial subsurface – Paula J. Mouser – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Isolation studies reveal a shift in the cultivable microbiome of oak affected with Acute Oak Decline – Sandra Denman – Systematic and Applied Microbiology

Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities in forest plant roots are simultaneously shaped by host characteristics and canopy-mediated light availability – Kadri Koorem – Plant and Soil

Soil and plant components ecological stoichiometry in four steppe communities in the Loess Plateau of China – Quanchao Zeng – CATENA

Effect of cobalt and silver nanoparticles and ions on Lumbricus rubellus health and on microbial community of earthworm faeces and soil – Livia Vittori Antisari – Applied Soil Ecology

Bioreactor microbiology

Engineering artificial communities for enhanced FTOH degradation – Matthew Lewis – Science of the Total Environment

Metagenomics, phages and viruses, bioinformatics

Metagenomic recovery of phage genomes of uncultured freshwater actinobacteria – Rohit Ghai – The ISME Journal

MixMC: A Multivariate Statistical Framework to Gain Insight into Microbial Communities – Kim-Anh Lê Cao – PLOS ONE

Book: Algorithms in Bioinformatics. 16th International Workshop, WABI 2016, Aarhus, Denmark, August 22-24, 2016. Proceedings
Better Identification of Repeats in Metagenomic Scaffolding – Jay Ghurye –
Compact Universal k-mer Hitting Sets – Yaron Orenstein


Review: Environmental Microbial Community Proteomics: Status, Challenges and Perspectives – Da-Zhi Wang – Int J Mol Sci

Microbes in the news

Saving antibiotics for when they are really needed: the Dutch example – Tony Sheldon – BMJ

Could friendly bacteria be used to treat cancer? – Paul Dyson – The Conversation


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