October 1, 2016

Microbiome of tonsils in kidney disease, poisonous salamanders,  Kruger National Park, drought tolerance of plants, and human milk microbiota.

Pregnancy and birth

Distinct patterns in human milk microbiota and fatty acid profiles across specific geographic locations – Himanshu Kumar – Frontiers in Microbiology

ReviewSystematic Review of the Human Milk Microbiota – John L. Fitzstevens – Nutrition in Clinical Practice

Human respiratory microbiome

Comprehensive microbiome analysis of tonsillar crypts in IgA nephropathy – Hirofumi Watanabe – Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation

Human skin microbiome

Microbiota is a primary cause of pathogenesis of chronic wounds – R. Wolcott – Journal of Wound Care

Animal and in vitro models

Transient and Prolonged Response of Chicken Cecum Mucosa to Colonization with Different Gut Microbiota – Jiri Volf – PLOS ONE

Effect of flow and peristaltic mixing on bacterial growth in a gut-like channel – Jonas Cremer – PNAS

Animal microbiome

Cutaneous Bacterial Communities of a Poisonous Salamander: a Perspective from Life Stages, Body Parts and Environmental Conditions – Eugenia Sanchez – Microbial Ecology

Characterization of the Cutaneous Bacterial Communities of Two Giant Salamander Subspecies – Obed Hernández-Gómez – Microbial Ecology

Host-specific functional significance of Caenorhabditis gut commensals – Maureen Berg – Frontiers in Microbiology

Sexual variation of bacterial microbiota of Dendroctonus valens guts and frass in relation to verbenone production – Letian Xu – Journal of Insect Physiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Comparative Metagenomics Reveal Phylum Level Temporal and Spatial Changes in Mycobiome of Belowground Parts of Crocus sativus – Sheetal Ambardar – PLOS ONE

Community composition and abundance of nitrifiers and total bacterial and archaeal populations in savanna soils on contrasting bedrock material in Kruger National Park, South Africa – Saskia Rughoeft – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbial Mat Compositional and Functional Sensitivity to Environmental Disturbance – Eva C. Preisner – Frontiers in Microbiology

Plant Drought Tolerance Enhancement by Trehalose Production of Desiccation-Tolerant Microorganisms – Juan I. Vílchez – Frontiers in Microbiology

Associations between an Invasive Plant (Taeniatherum caput-medusae, Medusahead) and Soil Microbial Communities – Elise S. Gornish – PLOS ONE

Temporal dynamics of hot desert microbial communities reveal structural and functional responses to water input – Alacia Armstrong – Scientific Reports

Annual Removal of Aboveground Plant Biomass Alters Soil Microbial Responses to Warming – Kai Xue – mBio

Impact of Cropping Systems, Soil Inoculum, and Plant Species Identity on Soil Bacterial Community Structure – Suzanne L. Ishaq – Microbial Ecology


Metagenomics of Thermophiles with a Focus on Discovery of Novel Thermozymes – María-Eugenia DeCastro – Frontiers in Microbiology

Food microbiology

Kimchi and Other Widely Consumed Traditional Fermented Foods of Korea: A Review – Jayanta Kumar Patra – Frontiers in Microbiology


Fungal Super Glue: The Biofilm Matrix and Its Composition, Assembly, and Functions – Kaitlin F. Mitchell – PLOS Pathogens

Microbes in the news

Dr. Rob Knight, co-founder of American Gut, Discusses the Microbiota and Microbiota testing – Dr Ruscio

Flesh-Eating Bacteria Like It Hot – Hannah Gavin – Discover Magazine


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