September 25, 2016

Skin microbiome of captive bats, grazing copepods, Qatari Barchan sand dunes, globally abundant ocean viruses, odor production from pig slurry, stone monuments, and the best studied estuary in the world.

Human vaginal microbiome

Review: The vaginal mycobiome: a poorly understood contributor to women’s health and diseases – L. Latéy Bradford – Virulence

Human gut (and some respiratory too!) microbiome

Gut microbiota and Toll-like receptors set the stage for cytokine-mediated failure of antibacterial responses in the fibrotic liver – Christian Kuntzen – Gut

Collaborating with the American Gut Project: Integrating citizen science with online learning to ask better questions – Vineet Pandey – Arxiv
ReviewGut microbiota, 1013 new pieces in the Parkinson’s disease puzzle – Filip Scheperjans – Current Opinion in Neurology

Review: The CF gastrointestinal microbiome: Structure and clinical impact – Geraint B. Rogers – Pediatric Pulmonology

Review: Advances in the Microbiome: Applications to Clostridium difficile Infection – Eamonn P. Culligan – MDPI Journal of Clinical Medicine

Review: Colonic biogeography in health and ulcerative colitis – Aonghus Lavelle = Gut Microbes

Animal microbiome

Environment and host species shape the skin microbiome of captive neotropical bats – Virginie Lemieux-Labonté – PeerJ

West African Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes harbor a taxonomically diverse virome including new insect-specific flaviviruses, mononegaviruses, and totiviruses – Joseph R. Fauver – Virology

Metabarcoding and metabolome analysis of copepod grazing reveals feeding preference and linkage to metabolite classes in dynamic microbial plankton communities – Jessica L. Ray – Molecular Ecology

Review: Harnessing host-vector microbiome for sustainable plant disease management of phloem-limited bacteria – Pankaj Trivedi – Frontiers in Plant Science

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Microbial Characterization of Qatari Barchan Sand Dunes – Sara Abdul Majid – PLOS ONE

Elevated CO2 causes a change in microbial communities of rhizosphere and bulk soil of salt marsh system – Seung-Hoon Lee – Applied Soil Ecology

Foliar fungal communities strongly differ between habitat patches in a landscape mosaic – Thomas Fort – PeerJ Preprint

Biosignatures and microbial fossils in endolithic microbial communities colonizing Ca-sulfate crusts in the Atacama Desert – Beatríz Cámara – Chemical Geology

Lettuce and rhizosphere microbiome responses to growth promoting Pseudomonas species under field conditions – Matheus A. P. Cipriano – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Ecogenomics and potential biogeochemical impacts of globally abundant ocean viruses – Simon Roux – Nature

Viable cold-tolerant iron-reducing microorganisms in geographically-isolated subglacial environments – Sophie L. Nixon – Biogeosciences

The Colne Estuary: A Long-Term Microbial Ecology Observatory – D.B. Nedwell – Advances in Ecological Research

Water mass mixing shapes bacterial biogeography in a highly hydrodynamic region of the Southern Ocean – Víctor Hernando-Morales – Environmental Microbiology

Bioreactor microbiology

Effect of Storage Period on the Changes of Odorous Compound Concentrations and Bacterial Ecology for Identifying the Cause of Odor Production from Pig Slurry – Ok Hwa Hwang – PLOS ONE

The type of carbohydrates specifically selects microbial community structures and fermentation patterns – Lucile Chatellard – Bioresource Technology

Built environment microbiome

Distribution and Diversity of Bacteria and Fungi Colonization in Stone Monuments Analyzed by High-Throughput Sequencing – Qiang Li – PLOS ONE


Towards quantitative mass spectrometry-based metabolomics in microbial and mammalian systems – Rahul Vijay Kapoore – Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A

Bioinformatics and metagenomics

IMNGS: A comprehensive open resource of processed 16S rRNA microbial profiles for ecology and diversity studies – Ilias Lagkouvardos – Scientific Reports

Microbes in the news

“I can’t eat that” or how our microbiome influences our dietary restrictions – Monika Buczek – ASM

Could ants be the solution to antibiotic crisis? – Robin McKie – The Guardian

End of Superbug? Researchers Discover Star-Shaped Molecule That Could Kill Superbug – A. Vila – Nature World News

Science, publishing, and career

Wrap up from Gender Bias Under the Microscope #rfusymposium – Jonathan Eisen – The Tree of Life


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