September 2, 2016

Correlation between oligosaccharides and gut microbes in infants, metabolic pathways in 10 infant twin pairs, an Open-Source alternative for USEARCH, and an important new FDA rule.


Unfortunately, all of the confirmed speakers are men. Nature Conference on Environmental and Human Microbiomes: Drivers of Future Sustainability, February 12-15, 2017, Singapore

Pregnancy and birth

Identification of Oligosaccharides in Feces of Breast-fed Infants and Their Correlation with the Gut Microbial Community – Jasmine C. C. Davis – Molecular & Cellular Proteomics

Membrane Vesicles of Group B Streptococcus Disrupt Feto-Maternal Barrier Leading to Preterm Birth – Manalee Vishnu Surve – PLOS Pathogens

Press: Bacteria linked to stillbirth: mouse study – Sarah Wiedersehn – Australian Associated Press

Diversity of Gut Microbiota Metabolic Pathways in 10 Pairs of Chinese Infant Twins – Shaoming Zhou – PLOS ONE

A preliminary investigation on the relationship between gut microbiota and gene expressions in peripheral mononuclear cells of infants with autism spectrum disorders – Ryo Inoue – Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry

Human gut microbiome

Commentary: Gut microbiota: Changes in gut microbes and host metabolism: squaring the circle? – Patrice D. Cani – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Animal microbiome

Bacterial diversity of the American sand fly Lutzomyia intermedia using high-throughput metagenomic sequencing – Carolina Cunha Monteiro – Parasites & Vectors

Deep COI sequencing of standardized benthic samples unveils overlooked diversity of Jordanian coral reefs in the northern Red Sea – Mamoon M.D. Al-Rshaidat – Genome

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Metagenomic Analysis of Some Potential Nitrogen-Fixing Bacteria in Arable Soils at Different Formation Processes – Agnieszka Wolińska – Microbial Ecology

Water microbiome

Microbial diversity within the Trichodesmium holobiont – Mónica Rouco – Environmental Microbiology

Bioinformatics and metagenomics

MetaProb: accurate metagenomic reads binning based on probabilistic sequence signatures – Samuele Girotto – Bioinformatics

A heritability-based comparison of methods used to cluster 16S rRNA gene sequences into operational taxonomic units – Matthew A. Jackson – PeerJ

An Open Source alternative for USEARCH: VSEARCH: a versatile open source tool for metagenomics – Torbjørn Rognes- PeerJ Preprint

Using viromes to predict novel immune proteins in non-model organisms – Steven D. Quistad – Proceedings of the Royal Society B

Microbes in the news

FDA issues final rule on safety and effectiveness of antibacterial soapsRule removes triclosan and triclocarban from over-the-counter antibacterial hand and body washes – FDA

FDA bans antibacterial soaps; “No scientific evidence” they’re safe, effective
Ban includes soaps with any of 19 chemicals, including triclosan – Beth Mole – ArsTechnica

Living Russian Dolls.They have bacteria in their cells, and smaller bacteria in those bacteria—and that’s not even the weirdest bit – Ed Yong – The Atlantic

Sydney scientists accidentally discover antibiotic to treat koalas with chlamydia – Matt Wordsworth – ABC Australia

High Demand For Antibiotics Leads To Growth In Microbiology Culture Industry In United States – MedGadget


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