September 22, 2016

Jobs at Second Genome, endohyphal bacteria in fungi on tropical seeds and leaves, designing buildings to house our germs.

Jobs and events

Second Genome (San Francisco, CA) is hiring.

Southern California Microbiome Symposium – Connections to the Environment and Health – Sept 23, UC Irvine

Human gut microbiome

Review: Current Hypothesis for the Relationship between Dietary Rice Bran Intake, the Intestinal Microbiota and Colorectal Cancer Prevention – Winnie K. W. So – MDPI Nutrients

Animal models

Temporal Development of Gut Microbiota in Triclocarban Exposed Pregnant and Neonatal Rats – Rebekah C. Kennedy – Scientific Reports

Animal microbiome

Parasitic Infection by Pseudocapillaria tomentosa is Associated with a Longitudinal Restructuring of the Zebrafish Gut Microbiome – Christopher A Gaulke – bioRxiv

Biology, Pest Status, Microbiome and Control of Kudzu Bug (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Plataspidae): A New Invasive Pest in the U.S. – Anirudh Dhammi – International Journal of Molecular Sciences

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

A Hardy Plant Facilitates Nitrogen Removal via Microbial Communities in Subsurface Flow Constructed Wetlands in Winter – Penghe Wang – Scientific Reports

Diversity, Specificity, and Phylogenetic Relationships of Endohyphal Bacteria in Fungi That Inhabit Tropical Seeds and Leaves – Justin P. Shaffer – Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution

More microbiology

Nuclear pore-like structures in a compartmentalized bacterium – Evgeny Sagulenko – bioRxiv

Review: Molecular microbiology methods for environmental diagnosis – T. Bouchez – Environmental Chemistry Letters

Self-healing cementitious materials based on bacteria and nutrients immobilized respectively – Huaicheng Chen – Construction and Building Materials


An Enteric Micromotor Can Selectively Position and Spontaneously Propel in the Gastrointestinal Tract – Jinxing Li – ACS Nano

Microbes in the news

Black Slime Is Coating World Monuments—And That May Be Good – Michelle Z. Donahue – National Geographic

Designing Buildings to House Our Favorite Germs – Melissa Pandika – Ozy

Very cool talks: Lake Arrowhead Microbial Genomes #LAMG16: Day 3 – David Coil – MicroBEnet

Prairies Yield Clues for Antibiotic Resistance – AgResearch Magazine

Genetically Engineered Bacteria Can Grow Food, Forks on Mars – Jacqueline Ronson –

CosmoCrops! – The 2016 winners of the Nordic Mini-Jamboree! – Copenhagen University iGEM
UW Medical Center takes action after finding bacteria in medical devices – Coral Garnick – BizJournals

Gut bacteria explain insects’ tolerance to a toxic diet – Science Daily

A field guide to dangerous bacteria – Tabletopwhale

Science, publishing, and career

The natural selection of bad science – Paul E. Smaldino – Royal Society Open Science

Press: The Inevitable Evolution of Bad Science – Ed Yong – The Atlantic

Salaries: Reality check: A feeling that good performance is not adequately rewarded is pervading the research world – Chris Woolston – Nature Careers


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