Revisiting obesity and microbiome links, movies of Vibrio growing in biofilms, and decomposing chickens (yum)!
My apologies for not having had a lot of time to keep up with the literature. I’m now running all searches after work hours. This week we have friends over from Europe, and after 7 pm, my friends go before work ! Here is what I have so far, but it’s not as recent as I would like it to be. Hopefully I will have some time in the weekend to catch up.
Jobs and events
Postdoc Position in Bioinformatics, Metagenomics and the Human Microbiome – Jeroen Raes group, Leuven, Belgium
Human Microbiome Journal Club, Friday August 26: What is the most appropriate method for associating microbiome data with health and disease?
Human gut microbiome
Previously on bioRxiv, now published: Looking for a Signal in the Noise: Revisiting Obesity and the Microbiome – Marc A. Sze, Patrick D. Schloss – mBio
Effect of Fecal Microbiota Transplantation on Recurrence in Multiply Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection: A Randomized Trial – Colleen R. Kelly – Annals of Internal Medicine
Systematic Review: Adverse Events of Fecal Microbiota Transplantation – Sinan Wang – PLOS ONE
Nutrition mediates the expression of cultivar–farmer conflict in a fungus-growing ant – Jonathan Z. Shik – PNAS
Distinct bacterial communities in surficial seafloor sediments following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon blowout – Tingting Yang – Frontiers in Microbiology
Microbiome of death
Effect of Substrate on Identification of Microbial Communities in Poultry Carcass Composting and Microorganisms Associated with Poultry Carcass Decomposition – Jie Wang – Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Bioinformatics and metagenomics
Using Dendritic Heat Maps to Simultaneously Display Genotype Divergence with Phenotype Divergence – Matthew Kellom – PLOS ONE
Review: Biotic Interactions in Microbial Communities as Modulators of Biogeochemical Processes: Methanotrophy as a Model System – Adrian Ho – Frontiers in Microbiology
Comparative genomics of biotechnologically important yeasts – Robert Riley – PNAS
Microbes in the news
Great Moments in Science: The microscopic high-tech wizardry of bacteria – Karl Kruszelnicki – ABC Australia
Bacteria are the probably cause of barnacles sticking to boats – battling biofouling with biology – Mary Beth Griggs – PopSci
Science, publishing, and career
Including Diverse Voices in Science Stories – Christina Selby – The Open Notebook