September 17, 2016

Metabolic interactions between a 4-species community, captive and wild red-crowned cranes, microbial life around a coal mine fire that’s been burning for over 50 years.

Pregnancy and early life

Associations between EBV and CMV Seropositivity, Early Exposures, and Gut Microbiota in a Prospective Birth Cohort: A 10-Year Follow-up – Claudia Carvalho-Queiroz – Frontiers in Pediatrics

Human oral microbiome

The Oral Microbiome of Children: Development, Disease, and Implications Beyond Oral Health – Andres Gomez – Microbial Ecology

Human gut microbiome

Gut microbiota, metabolome and immune signatures in patients with uncomplicated diverticular disease – Giovanni Barbara – Gut

Faecal Concentrations of Short-chain Fatty Acids and Selected Bacteria in Healthy and Celiac Children – Maša Primec – International Journal of Celiac Disease

Animal and in vitro experiments

Impact of Gluten-Friendly Bread on the Metabolism and Function of In Vitro Gut Microbiota in Healthy Human and Coeliac Subjects – Antonio Bevilacqua – PLOS ONE

Protocol: Intestinal Organoids as a Novel Tool to Study Microbes–Epithelium Interactions – Giulia Nigro – Methods in Molecular Biology

The Contribution of High-Order Metabolic Interactions to the Global Activity of a Four-Species Microbial Community – Xiaokan Guo – PLOS Computational Biology

Animal microbiome

Effects of captivity and artificial breeding on microbiota in feces of the red-crowned crane (Grus japonensis) – Yuwei Xie – Scientific Reports

Compartmentalization of microbial communities that inhabit the hindguts of millipedes – James B. Nardi – Arthropod Structure & Development

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Seasonal and altitudinal changes of culturable bacterial and yeast diversity in Alpine forest soils – Luís França – Extremophiles

Niche filtering of bacteria in soil and rock habitats of the Colorado Plateau Desert, Utah, USA – Kevin Lee – Frontiers in Microbiology

The Centralia, PA, coal mine fire has been burning since 1962. Stochastic extremes but convergent recovery of bacterial and archaeal soil communities to an ongoing subterranean coal mine fire – Sang-Hoon Lee – PeerJ Preprint

Water and extremophile microbiome

Functional ecology of soil microbial communities along a glacier forefield in Tierra de Fuego (Chile) – Miguel Angel Fernández-Martínez – Frontiers in Microbiology

Riverine Bacterial Communities Reveal Environmental Disturbance Signatures within the Betaproteobacteria and Verrucomicrobia – John Paul Balmonte – Frontiers in Microbiology

Shifts in Microbial Community Structure and Activity in the Ultra-Oligotrophic Eastern Mediterranean Sea Driven by the Deposition of Saharan Dust and European Aerosols – Cui Guo- Frontiers in Marine Science

Phylogenetic Characterization of Marine Benthic Archaea in Organic-Poor Sediments of the Eastern Equatorial Pacific Ocean (ODP Site 1225) – Antje Lauer – Microorganisms

Built environment microbiome

Occurrence and diversity of both bacterial and fungal communities in dental unit waterlines subjected to disinfectants – Damien Costa – Pathogens and Disease


Stable Isotope Techniques for the Assessment of Host and Microbiota Response During Gastrointestinal Dysfunction – Butler, Ross N. – Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

Microbes in the news

Get Your Children Good and Dirty – B. Brett Finlay and Marie-Claire Arrieta – Wall Street Journal

NASA Space Biology Fellowships to Study the Microbiome of the ISS as a Built Environment Research Announcement – SpaceRef

Intercontinental Plant Microbiome Research Earns UBiome Grant –

Scientific research shows how corrugated stops bacteria – Packaging World

Bacterial Predators Surprise Scientists with Hidden Diversity – Jennifer Frazer – Scientific American

Bacteria Hysteria

Fear-mongering story sponsored by industry, performed by microbiology professor: Petri dishes you can wear: UA researchers study the bacteria on the bottoms of your shoes – Courtney Gallant – The Daily Wildcat

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