August 29b, 2016

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Male grey cockatiel, Wikipedia

Factors that shape early life microbiome, pet birds, robust ambient temperature storage of stool samples, antibacterial activity of wasabi.

Pregnancy and birth

Joint effects of pregnancy, sociocultural, and environmental factors on early life gut microbiome structure and diversity – Albert M. Levin – Scientific Reports

Human gut microbiome

Theoretical Review: The shift work and health research agenda: Considering changes in gut microbiota as a pathway linking shift work, sleep loss and circadian misalignment, and metabolic disease – Amy C. Reynolds – Sleep Medicine Reviews

Review: Mechanisms of inflammation-driven bacterial dysbiosis in the gut – M Y Zeng – Mucosal Immunology

Animal experiments

Review: Experimental Models to Study the Role of Microbes in Host-Parasite Interactions – Megan A. Hahn – Frontiers in Microbiology

Animal microbiome

Comprehensive Molecular Characterization of Bacterial Communities in Feces of Pet Birds Using 16S Marker Sequencing – Jose F. Garcia-Mazcorro – Microbial Ecology

Effects of environment, dietary regime and ageing on the dengue vector microbiota: evidence of a core microbiota throughout Aedes aegypti lifespan – Mariana Rocha David – Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz

Plants, roots, and soil microbiome

Visual Comparative Omics of Fungi for Plant Biomass Deconstruction – Shingo Miyauchi – Frontiers in Microbiology

Bacterial Abilities and Adaptation Toward the Rhizosphere Colonization – Lucas D. Lopes – Frontiers in Microbiology

Review: Advances in research on Epichloë endophytes in Chinese native grasses – Hui Song – Frontiers in Microbiology

Water microbiome

Phytoplankton-associated bacterial community composition and succession during toxic diatom bloom and non-bloom events – Marilou P. Sison-Mangus – Frontiers in Microbiology

Distinct distribution patterns of prokaryotes between sediment and water in the Yellow River estuary – Guangshan Wei – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Waste and pollution microbiome

Evaluating robustness of a diesel-degrading bacterial consortium isolated from contaminated soil – Mateusz Sydow – New Biotechnology

Metagenomic analysis of an ecological wastewater treatment plant’s microbial communities and their potential to metabolize pharmaceuticals – Ian N. Balcom – F1000 Research Preprint

Food microbiology

Review: Navigating Microbiological Food Safety in the Era of Whole-Genome Sequencing – J. Ronholm – Clinical Microbiology Reviews


A robust ambient temperature collection and stabilization strategy: Enabling worldwide functional studies of the human microbiome – Ericka L. Anderson – Scientific Reports

Press: DNA Genotek’s OMNIgene®Ÿ GUT Kit is Proposed as Standardized Test for Worldwide Studies of the Human Microbiome – Globe NewsWire

More microbiology

Antibacterial activities of wasabi against Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Staphylococcus aureus – Zhongjing Lu – Frontiers in Microbiology

Resource Availability Modulates the Cooperative and Competitive Nature of a Microbial Cross-Feeding Mutualism – Tim A. Hoek – PLOS Biology

Microbes in the news

The women who discovered India’s first HIV cases – Geeta Pandey – BBC News

Captivity Makes Monkey Microbiomes More Human-Like – Ed Yong – The Atlantic

Interview with author of The Germ Files – Jason Tetro – Ben Libberton – Nature Microbiology Community

UGent researchers create bacteria that turns organic waste into plastic – Toon Lambrechts – Flanders Today

First DNA Sequencing in Space a Game Changer – NASA

UCSD alumna first to sequence DNA in space – Gary Robbins – San Diego Union Tribune


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