September 21, 2016

Secretor status of mother affects infant’s gut microbiota development, differences between lean and obese kids, effect of ozone levels on plant microbiomes.

Pregnancy and early life

Mothers Secretor Status Affects Development of Childrens Microbiota Composition and Function: A Pilot Study – Paula Smith-Brown – PLOS ONE

Press: Research reveals importance of breast milk gene for toddler gut bacteria – University of Queensland

Human vaginal microbiome

Evaluation of Lysis Methods for the Extraction of Bacterial DNA for Analysis of the Vaginal Microbiota – Christina Gill – PLOS ONE

Human urinary tract microbiome

Review: Urinary incontinence: Making sense of the urinary microbiota in clinical urology – Gregor Reid – Nature Reviews Urology

Human gut microbiome

Bacteriome and Mycobiome Interactions Underscore Microbial Dysbiosis in Familial Crohn’s Disease – G. Hoarau – mBio

Role of Gut Microbiota and Short Chain Fatty Acids in Modulating Energy Harvest and Fat Partitioning in Youth – Martina Goffredo – Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism

Press: Gut bacteria differ between obese and lean youth – MedicalXpress
Fat Flora? Gut Bacteria Differ in Obese Kids – Christopher Wanjek – LiveScience

Conference poster: Unique Gut Microbiome Triggers Ankylosing Spondylitis, Research Hints – Nancy A. Melville – Medscape

Review: The Microbiome: a Revolution in Treatment for Rheumatic Diseases? – James T. Rosenbaum – Current Rheumatology Reports

Review: Gut Instincts: microbiota as a key regulator of brain development, ageing and neurodegeneration – Timothy G. Dinan – The Journal of Physiology

Animal models

Interleukin-15 promotes intestinal dysbiosis with butyrate deficiency associated with increased susceptibility to colitis – Marlies Meisel – The ISME Journal

Animal microbiome

In situ visualization of bacterial populations in coral tissues: pitfalls and solutions – Naohisa Wada – PeerJ

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Effects of Elevated Tropospheric Ozone Concentration on the Bacterial Community in the Phyllosphere and Rhizoplane of Rice – Yoshiaki Ueda – PLOS ONE

Rhizospheric Bacterial Community of Endemic Rhododendron arboreum Sm. Ssp. delavayi along Eastern Himalayan Slope in Tawang – Rajal Debnath – Frontiers in Plant Science

Does cryptic microbiota mitigate pine resistance to an invasive beetle-fungus complex? Implications for invasion potential – Chihang Cheng – Scientific Reports

Microbial Community Dynamics and Response to Plant Growth-Promoting Microorganisms in the Rhizosphere of Four Common Food Crops Cultivated in Hydroponics – C. Sheridan – Microbial Ecology

ReviewThe Plant Microbiota: Systems-Level Insights and Perspectives – Daniel B. Müller – Annual Review of Genetics

Water microbiome

Revealing the relationship between microbial community structure in natural biofilms and the pollution level in urban rivers: a case study in the Qinhuai River basin, Yangtze River Delta – Wei Cai – Wter Science & Technology

Metagenomics and bioinformatics

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

TreeScaper: visualizing and extracting phylogenetic signal from sets of trees – Wen Huang – Molecular Biology and Evolution


Microbial community analysis using MiSeq sequencing in a novel configuration fluidized bed reactor for effective denitrification – Phatchariya Rungkitwatananukul – Bioresource Technology

A method for high precision sequencing of near full-length 16S rRNA genes on an Illumina MiSeq – Catherine M. Burke – PeerJ

More microbiology

A Comprehensive Study of Cyanobacterial Morphological and Ecological Evolutionary Dynamics through Deep Geologic Time – Josef C. Uyeda – PLOS ONE

Microbes in the news

The Perks of Manipulating the Microbiome: Probiotics, poop pills and … – Lynne Peeples – Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News

About paper that came out in June: The Breast Has Its Own Microbiome—and the Mix of Bacteria could Prevent or Encourage Cancer – Knvul Sheikh – Scientific American

Plants take it all in to deal with bacteria – Science Daily

Purdue scientists have bright idea for detecting harmful bacteria in food products – Purdue University

UCR professor discovers bacterial connection between wild bees and flowers – Som Chaturvedi – The Highlander (belongs to this paper)

Microbes and money

Skin Microbiome Company Mother Dirt Launches First-Ever Biome-Friendly Moisturizer
AOBiome’s consumer division expands skin product line to complement signature AO+Mist – PR Newswire

Science, publishing, and career

Sad outcome of survey: “Although the majority of department chairs value educational scholarship, only a minority perceive value in faculty blogging effort”. Does Academic Blogging Enhance Promotion and Tenure? A Survey of US and Canadian Medicine and Pediatric Department Chairs – Christian Blake Cameron

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