August 20, 2016

Microbial eukaryotes along a pollution gradient, bacteria binding to ice, and testing the neutral theory.

Jobs and events

Assistant Professor in Genomics and Ecology of Microbial Pathogens in Food Systems Department of Food Science & Technology, University of California, Davis (via Jonathan Eisen –

Human gut microbiome

Gastrointestinal microbial populations can distinguish pediatric and adolescent Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) at the time of disease diagnosis – Seesandra V. Rajagopala – BMC Genomics

Review: Diet and Gut Microbial Function in Metabolic and Cardiovascular Disease Risk – Katie A. Meyer – Current Diabetes Reports

Review: Other Helicobacters and gastric microbiota – Chloë De Witte – Helicobacter

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Spatial Distribution of Eukaryotic Communities Using High-Throughput Sequencing Along a Pollution Gradient in the Arsenic-Rich Creek Sediments of Carnoulès Mine, France – A. Volant – Microbial Ecology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Putting life on ice: bacteria that bind to frozen water – Maya Bar Dolev – Journal of the Royal Society Interface

Genetic signatures of ecological diversity along an urbanization gradient – Ryan P. Kelly – PeerJ Preprint

Surveys, simulation and single-cell assays relate function and phylogeny in a lake ecosystem – Sarah P. Preheim – Nature Microbiology

Book: Microbes from Hell: archaea and hyperthermophiles – Patrick Forterre

Drinking water and water treatment microbiology

Elucidation of Taste- and Odor-Producing Bacteria and Toxigenic Cyanobacteria in a Midwestern Drinking Water Supply Reservoir by Shotgun Metagenomic Analysis – Timothy G. Otten – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Elucidating selection processes for antibiotic resistance in sewage treatment plants using metagenomics – Johan Bengtsson-Palme – Science of the Total Environment

Microbial Ecology

Testing the Neutral Theory of Biodiversity with Human Microbiome Datasets – Lianwei Li – Scientific Reports

Review: The Ecology and Evolution of Microbial Competition – Melanie Ghoul – Trends in Microbiology

Microbes in the news

We need to stop sanitizing everything and let bacteria back in our lives – Joselin Linder – New York Post

Bacteria may be key to environmentally friendly extraction of minerals – Angela Kean – S&P Capital IQ

Science, publishing, and career

What lurks in ageing academics’ unvisited personal archives? – Ron Iphofen – Times Higher Education
Army report says science director creating ‘environment of fear’ at USAMRIID – Sylvia Carignan – Frederick News Post


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