September 3, 2016

The gut microbiome of the American cockroach is as resilient as its host, two papers on polar microbes and climate changes, two JAMA papers about transcription-based tests to distinguish viral from bacterial infections in children, and sampling Jeremy Bentham’s preserved body.


7th edition of the International Course in Microbial Ecology – Publishing Dos and Don’ts for Microbial Ecologists – October 2016, Catania, Italy

Human vaginal microbiome

Alterations of the vaginal microbiota in the third trimester of pregnancy and pPROM –
C. Genovese – Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci

Human gut microbiome

Review: The gut microbiota: A treasure for human health – Daotong Li – Biotechnology Advances

Editorial: The Human Gutome: Journey of Microbes and Health – Dimiter Dimitrov – Frontiers in Genetics

Animal microbiome

The core gut microbiome of the American cockroach, Periplaneta americana, is stable and resilient to dietary shifts – Kara A. Tinker – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Microbiome changes through ontogeny of a tick pathogen vector – Christine P. Zolnik – Molecular Ecology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Long-lasting effects of land use history on soil fungal communities in second-growth tropical rain forests – Benedicte Bachelot – Ecological applications

Solanum lycopersicum (tomato) hosts robust phyllosphere and rhizosphere bacterial communities when grown in soil amended with various organic and synthetic fertilizers – Sarah M. Allarda – Science of the Total Environment

Microbially Mediated Plant Salt Tolerance and Microbiome-based Solutions for Saline Agriculture – Yuan Qin – Biotechnology Advances

Extremophile microbiome

Polar Marine Microorganisms and Climate Change – C. Verde – Advances in Microbial Physiology

Antarctic microbial communities are functionally redundant, adapted and resistant to short term temperature perturbations – S.Z. de Scally – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Metabolomics and other techniques

The future of NMR-based metabolomics – John L Markley – Current Opinion in Biotechnology

Microfluidics in microbiology: putting a magnifying glass on microbes – Sanya Siddiqui – Integrative Biology

Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Time-of-Flight Mass-Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) Based Microbial Identifications: Challenges and Scopes for Microbial Ecologists– Praveen Rahi – Frontiers in Microbiology

More microbiology

Diagnostic Test Accuracy of a 2-Transcript Host RNA Signature for Discriminating Bacterial vs Viral Infection in Febrile Children – Jethro A. Herberg – JAMA

Association of RNA Biosignatures With Bacterial Infections in Febrile Infants Aged 60 Days or Younger – Prashant Mahajan – JAMA

Microbes in the news

The Good Gut: Discussing the stomach’s world of disease-fighting microbes – Paul Costello – Stanford Medicine

San Francisco has a crazy plan to fight pee stink with bacteria-eating enzymes – Urine trouble – Rachel Becker – The Verge

MSU researchers noted for approach to studying bacteria and viruses that live in human gut – Evelyn Boswell – MSU News Service

Yum! Digesting ASM resources for food microbiology – Julie Wolf – American Society for Microbiology

Have you ever wondered what sorts of bacteria and fungi are lurking on Jeremy Bentham? Dr Adam Roberts, thanks to UCL Collections, visited Jeremy Bentham to see if he could find any interesting bacteria. – University College of London

I Contain Multitudes by Ed Yong review – we are possessed by bacteria – Tim Radford – The Guardian

Gaming for Gut Research – American Gut researchers developed Colony B, an app that is both a fun game and a way “citizen scientists” can contribute to microbiome data analysis – UC San Diego Health Sciences News


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