August 19, 2016

Gingivitis and periodontitis in Malawian cohort, gut Bifidobacteria during aging, picornaviruses in rats from 2 locations.

Jobs and events

QIIME 2 workshop Nov 4-5 (just prior to SSSA meeting) in Phoenix, AZ – Greg Caporaso –

Three postdoctoral researchers and one Ph.D. student: role of microbes in post-fire soil organic matter dynamics – University of Wisconsin-Madison

Human oral microbiome

Distinguishing the Signals of Gingivitis and Periodontitis in Supragingival Plaque: A Cross-Sectional Cohort Study in Malawi – Liam Shaw – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Press: Investigators chart microbial ecology of gingivitis, periodontitis – EurekAlert

Association of metabolic syndrome and chronic periodontitis in Colombians – Adriana Jaramillo – Clinical Oral Investigations

Microbial Signatures of Oral Dysbiosis, Periodontitis and Edentulism Revealed by Gene Meter Methodology – M Colby Hunter – bioRxiv

Human gut microbiome

Review: Gut Bifidobacteria Populations in Human Health and Aging – Silvia Arboleya – Frontiers in Microbiology

Review: Correlations of host genetic and gut microbiome composition – Krystyna Dabrowska – Frontiers in Microbiology

Review: Gut Microbiota: a contributing factor to obesity – Steve M. Harakeh – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

Animal microbiome

High diversity of picornaviruses in rats from different continents revealed by deep sequencing – Thomas Arn Hansen – Emerging Microbes & Infections

Composition of Ileal Bacterial Community in Grazing Goats Varies across Non-rumination, Transition and Rumination Stages of Life – Jinzhen Jiao – Frontiers in Microbiology

Spatial and temporal dynamics of Pacific oyster hemolymph microbiota across multiple scales – Ana Lokmer – Frontiers in Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Unexpectedly high beta-diversity of root-associated fungal communities in the Bolivian Andes – Christopher J. Barnes – Frontiers in Microbiology

Fungal Assemblages in Different Habitats in an Erman’s Birch Forest – Teng Yang – Frontiers in Microbiology

Water microbiome

Chronic Polyaromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) Contamination Is a Marginal Driver for Community Diversity and Prokaryotic Predicted Functioning in Coastal Sediments – Mathilde Jeanbille – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbes in space

The theory and application of space microbiology: China’s experiences in space experiments and beyond – Changting Liu – Environmental Microbiology

Bioreactor microbiology

Colonic Transit Time Is a Driven Force of the Gut Microbiota Composition and Metabolism: In Vitro Evidence – William Tottey – Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility


Resolving microbial membership using Abundance and Variability In Taxonomy (‘AVIT ) – Anirikh Chakrabarti – Scientific Reports

Microbes in the news

Trillions of Tiny Dictators. Microbes have taken over our bodies and maybe even our minds. What, exactly, are they? – Emily Willingham – The Wall Street Journal
With a little help from my friends. The microbiome gets a worthy biography – The Economist
Eating Yogurt Is Not Enough: Rebalancing The Ecosystem Of ‘The Microbes Within Us’ – Terry Gross – NPR Fresh Air (Transcript of interview with Ed Yong)

Prebiotics Take Front and Center Stage on the 700 Club – PR NewsWire

Uncovering the female body’s secret protection against HIV – Heather Boerner – PBS Newshour

Scientific Studies Using Mice May Be Hard to Replicate Due to Gut Microbes – Paul Ratner – BigThink

Scientists Investigate How Multidrug-Resistant Pathogens are Brought into Hospitals – SciCasts

MSU team shows biofilm and mineral-producing bacteria have potential for plugging oil and gas leaks – Marshall Swearingen – Montana State University

Montana Officials Close Yellowstone River To Fight Fish-Killing ParasiteMontana Officials Close Yellowstone River To Fight Fish-Killing Parasite – Richard Gonzales – NPR

Science, publishing, and career

Peer Review Week September 2016 #RecognizeReview – Alice Meadows – The Scholarly Kitchen

With Kate Rubins, a former PhD student in our lab: NASA Astronauts Successfully Install New Space Station Docking Port – Samantha Mathewson –


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