October 15, 2016

Bacteria in wounds, Oxalobacter and kidney stones, harbor seals, sables, leeches, response to afforestation, subglacial lake, polluted river water.

Human skin and wound microbiome

Bacterial Contribution in Chronicity of Wounds – Kashif Rahim – Microbial Ecology

Human gut microbiome

The fecal microbiota as a biomarker for disease activity in Crohn’s disease – Danyta. I. Tedjo – Scientific Reports

Review: Fungi in the healthy human gastrointestinal tract – Heather E. Hallen-Adams – Virulence

Animal and other experiments

Anti-obese effects of two lactobacilli and two bifidobacteria on ICR mice fed on a high fat diet – Zhipeng Li – Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications

Skin microbiome promotes mast cell maturation by triggering stem cell factor (SCF) production in keratinocytes – Zhenping Wang – Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Diet-related gut bacterial dysbiosis correlates with impaired development, increased mortality and Nosema disease in the honeybee (Apis mellifera) – Patrick W. Maes – Molecular Ecology

Oxalobacter formigenes–Derived Bioactive Factors Stimulate Oxalate Transport by Intestinal Epithelial Cells – Donna Arvans – Journal of the American Society of Nephrology

Press: Factors secreted by gut bacteria may help combat kidney stones – Science Daily

Protein- and zinc-deficient diets modulate the murine microbiome and metabolic phenotype – Jordi Mayneris-Perxachs – The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Animal microbiome

Comparative analysis of the fecal bacterial community of five harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) – Daniela Numberger – MicrobiologyOpen

Comparison of the bacterial communities in feces from wild versus housed sables (Martes zibellina) by high-throughput sequence analysis of the bacterial 16S rRNA gene – Yu Guan – AMB Express

Host Matters: Medicinal Leech Digestive-Tract Symbionts and Their Pathogenic Potential – Jeremiah N. Marden – Frontiers in Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Interkingdom Responses to Bacterial Quorum Sensing Signals Regulate Frequency and Rate of Nodulation in Legume–Rhizobia Symbiosis – Andrew G. Palmer – ChemBioChem

Development of Soil Bacterial Communities in Volcanic Ash Microcosms in a Range of Climates – Dorsaf Kerfahi – Microbial Ecology

Response of soil microbial community to afforestation with pure and mixed species – Anna Gunina – Plant and Soil

Experimental Climate Change Modifies Degradative Succession in Boreal Peatland Fungal Communities – Asma Asemaninejad – Microbial Ecology

The role of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in grain production and nutrition of sorghum genotypes: Enhancing sustainability through plant-microbial partnership – Adam B. Cobb – Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment

Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal assemblages in biological crusts from a Neotropical savanna are not related to the dominant perennial Trachypogon – R.M. Hernández-Hernández – Science of the Total Environment

Review: Belowground nitrogen transfer from legumes to non-legumes under managed herbaceous cropping systems. A review – Malinda S. Thilakarathna – Agronomy for Sustainable Development

Water and extremophile microbiome

Virulence and biodegradation potential of dynamic microbial communities associated with decaying Cladophora in Great Lakes – Chan Lan Chun – Science of The Total Environment

A monotonically declining elevational pattern of bacterial diversity in freshwater lake sediments – Jin Zeng – Environmental Microbiology

Grazers structure the bacterial and algal diversity of aquatic metacommunities – Julia Birtel – Ecology

Changes of the bacterial abundance and communities in shallow ice cores from Dunde and Muztagata glaciers, Tibetan Plateau – Yong Chen – Frontiers in Microbiology

Physiological ecology of microorganisms in Subglacial Lake Whillans – Trista J. Vick-Majors – Frontiers in Microbiology

Built environment microbiome

Microorganisms in Confined Habitats: Microbial Monitoring and Control of Intensive Care Units, Operating Rooms, Cleanrooms and the International Space Station – Maximilian Mora – Frontiers in Microbiology

Waste and pollution microbiology

Environmental Drivers of Differences in Microbial Community Structure in Crude Oil Reservoirs across a Methanogenic Gradient – Jenna L. Shelton – Frontiers in Microbiology

Metagenomic Insights into Effects of Chemical Pollutants on Microbial Community Composition and Function in Estuarine Sediments Receiving Polluted River Water – Xiao-Ming Lu – Microbial Ecology

Response of Core Microbial Consortia to Chronic Hydrocarbon Contaminations in Coastal Sediment Habitats – Mathilde Jeanbille – Frontiers in Microbiology

Bioinformatics and metagenomics

Bacterial human virulence genes across diverse habitats as assessed by in silico analysis of environmental metagenomes – Ditte A. Søborg – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbes in the news

Reflections on 1500 blog posts at #microbenet – David Coil – Microbe.net

Staff Pick: ‘I Contain Multitudes’ by Ed Yong – Publishers Weekly

Mapping the Subway’s Microbiome – Grégory Fléchet – CNRS News

Your child’s microbiome, and why its health matters – Jennifer Graham – Statesboro Herald

Enquiring About Tolerance (EAT) study: Second Genome, King’s College London study eczema, food allergies in infants – Healio

The ‘Swiss Agent’: Long-forgotten research unearths new mystery about Lyme disease – Charles Piller – STAT News

What radiation-resistant space fungus can do for drug discovery – Shayla Love – STAT News

3 New Vaccines Against ‘Black Death’ Plague Bacteria Show Promise – Rachael Rettner – Live Science

Scientists engineer ‘glow in the dark’ bacteria – to help spot the bugs that cause food poisoning – Lizzie Parry – The Sun

If you want to make bacteria glow, give it a virus – Ben Coxworth – New Atlas

How the Gut Microbiome May Help Us Prevent IBD – Science Blog

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