August 22, 2016

Human skin microbiome

Cutaneous microbiome effects of fluticasone propionate cream and adjunctive bleach baths in childhood atopic dermatitis – Mercedes E. Gonzalez – Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

Animal microbiome

Yeasts from the microbiota of bats: a focus on the identification and antimicrobial susceptibility of cryptic species of Candida – Raimunda S. N. Brilhante – Journal of Medical Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Intrinsic factors of Peltigera lichens influence the structure of the associated soil bacterial microbiota – Diego Leiva – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Bacterial succession on decomposing leaf litter exhibits a specific occurrence pattern of cellulolytic taxa and potential decomposers of fungal mycelia – Vojtěch Tláskal – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Local Environmental Factors Drive Divergent Grassland Soil Bacterial Communities in the Western Swiss Alps – Erika Yashiro – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Watershed Assessment with Beach Microbial Source Tracking (MST) and Outcomes of Resulting Gull Management – Kelly D. Goodwin – Environmental Science & Technology

Microbial ecology

The importance of neutral and niche processes for bacterial community assembly differs between habitat generalists and specialists – Jingqiu Liao – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Bioinformatics and metagenomics

A scalable assembly-free variable selection algorithm for biomarker discovery from metagenomes – Anestis Gkanogiannis – BMC Bioinformatics

Microbes in the news

The Strange Case of the Butterfly and the Male-Murdering Microbe – Ed Yong – The Atlantic

Bigelow Lab’s role in algae industry is growing – Kevin Miller – Press Herald

Science, publishing, and career

Why academics should make time for social media – Andy Miah – Times Higher Education

Introducing our special section on “The Integrity of Science” – The New Atlantis

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