September 24, 2016

Eye microbiome, malnutrition and rotavirus, edible insects, vineyard management, and drones.

Human eye / skin microbiome

Impact of Microbiota on Resistance to Ocular Pseudomonas aeruginosa-Induced Keratitis – Abirami Kugadas – PLOS Pathogens

Press (scroll to halfway the page to read this item): Lab chat: Eye bacteria and contact lenses  – Megan Thielking – STAT News

Human gut microbiome

Malnutrition Is Associated with Protection from Rotavirus Diarrhea: Evidence from a Longitudinal Birth Cohort Study in Bangladesh – Hans Verkerke – Journal of Clinical Microbiology

Animal models

Immunosuppression, peripheral inflammation and invasive infection from endogenous gut microbiota activate retinal microglia in mouse models – Victoria Maneu – Microbiology and Immunology

Animal microbiome

Phenological asynchrony between host plant and gypsy moth reduces insect gut microbiota and susceptibility to Bacillus thuringiensis – Vyacheslav V. Martemyanov – Ecology and Evolution

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Vineyard soil bacterial diversity and composition revealed by 16S rRNA genes: Differentiation by vineyard management – Kayla N. Burns – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Fungal community composition in soils subjected to long-term chemical fertilization is most influenced by the type of organic matter – Ruibo Sun – Environmental Microbiology

Change in soil fungal community structure driven by a decline in ectomycorrhizal fungi following a mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae) outbreak – Gregory J. Pec – New Phytologist

Water microbiome

Dense water plumes modulate richness and productivity of deep sea microbes – Gian Marco Luna – Environmental Microbiology

Food microbiology

The microbiota of marketed processed edible insects as revealed by high-throughput sequencing – Cristiana Garofalo – Food Microbiology

Metagenomics reveals flavour metabolic network of cereal vinegar microbiota – Linhuan Wu – Food Microbiology

Techniques

Detection of food and skin pathogen microbiota by means of an electronic nose based on metal oxide chemiresistors – Estefanía Núñez Carmona – Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical

A one-step matrix application method for MALDI mass spectrometry imaging of bacterial colony biofilms – Bin Li – Journal of Mass Spectrometry

Microbial ecology

The biogeography of kin discrimination across microbial neighbourhoods – Susanne A. Kraemer – Molecular Ecology

More microbiology

Microbes can flyDrone Transport of Microbes in Blood and Sputum Laboratory Specimens – Timothy K. Amukele – Journal of Clinical Microbiology

Microbes in the news

New CDC Report Shows One Quarter of Contact Lens-related Eye Infections Due to Improper Use, Modifiable Factors – PR Web

Extremely rare US leprosy case found in California elementary school student – Andrew Dalton – STAT News

How Can Science Benefit from Microbes on the ISS? – Jessica F – Nature World News

New Research Indicates Alzheimer’s and Other Neurodegenerative Diseases Are Contagious – PR Newswire

Deadly Viruses and Bacteria Mistakenly Shipped 21 Times – R. Jeffrey Smith – The Daily Beast

Science, publishing, and career

Meet the world’s top peer reviewer: Jonas Ranstam – Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus – STAT News

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