September 20, 2016

A review of antibiotics’ effect on the human microbiome, the pig gut microbiome, microbiome of Green Design, expanding Unifrac, and GutCheck, the Microbiome Game.

General human microbiome

Review: Antibiotic use and microbiome function – Manuel Ferrer – Biochemical Pharmacology

Human respiratory microbiome

Taxa of the Nasal Microbiome Are Associated with Influenza-Specific IgA Response to Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine – Hannah M. Salk – PLOS ONE

Changes in the bacterial microbiome of patients with chronic rhinosinusitis after endoscopic sinus surgery – Ravi Jain – International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology

Human gut microbiome

Gastric microbiota in the functional dyspepsia patients treated with probiotic yogurt – Hirohiko Nakae – BMJ Open Gastroenterology

Animal microbiome

A reference gene catalogue of the pig gut microbiome – Liang Xiao – Nature Microbiology

Press: Gut Microbial Genes Profiled in Pigs From Diverse Breeds, Locations – Genome Web

The Prevalence of Canine Oral Protozoa and Their Association with Periodontal Disease – Niran Patel – The Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology

Functional diversity of ant-associated bacterial communities – A. A. Dymova – Biology Bulletin

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Can inoculation with living soil standardize microbial communities in soilless potting substrates? – Petra Bukovská – Applied Soil Ecology

Effects of saline water irrigation and fertilization regimes on soil microbial metabolic activity – Li -Juan Chen – Journal of Soils and Sediments

More on the Centralia coal mine fire (see yesterday’s post): Diversity and mechanisms of arsenic resistance among soil bacteria impacted by the ongoing Centralia coal mine fire – Taylor K Dunivin – PeerJ Preprint

Water and extremophile microbiome

Metagenomics as a preliminary screen for antimicrobial bioprospecting – Soha Al-Amoudi – Gene

Built environment microbiome

The Microbiome of Green Design: Sustainable building practices may have unforeseen consequences for microbial communities and human health – Carolyn Beans – BioScience

More microbiology

Cat-Scratch Disease in the United States, 2005–2013 – Christina A. Nelson – Emerging Infectious Diseases

Press: Don’t Kiss That Kitty: Cat-Scratch Fever Is Making People Sicker – Erin Ross – NPR

Bioinformatics and proteomics

Strategies to improve usability and preserve accuracy in biological sequence databases – Johan Bengtsson-Palme – Proteomics

Expanding the UniFrac Toolbox – Ruth G. Wong – PLOS ONE

MetaStorm: A Public Resource for Customizable Metagenomics Annotation – Gustavo Arango-Argoty – PLOS ONE

Microbes in the news

Gut Check: The Microbiome Game – MoBio
Gut Check: The Microbiome Game now available for purchase – David Coil – MicroBEnet

Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria and the World’s Peril: The U.N. General Assembly is taking on a danger that threatens the health of our entire species – Laurie Garrett – Scientific American

Scientists uncover a clever ranking strategy bacteria use to fight off viruses – NewsWire Rockefeller

Oetzi Iceman Update: Bacteria Found In Mummy’s Stomach May Lead To Cancer Research – Janice Williams – International Business News

Stone Age mummy still revealing secrets, 25 years on – Simon Sturdee – Phys.org

Lake Arrowhead Microbial Genomics #LAMG16 Report: Day 1 – David Coil – MicroBEnet

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