October 21, 2016

Oral bacteria in esophageal cancer samples, spring blooms of coastal phytoplankter, and a microbial anthropologist in the Jungle.

Events

Meeting: Chemistry of Microbiomes in Human Environments – 11/9/16 – Jonathan Eisen – MicroBEnet

Human oral microbiome

Human Microbiome Fusobacterium Nucleatum in Esophageal Cancer Tissue Is Associated with Prognosis – Kensuke Yamamura – Clinical Cancer Research

Press: Presence of certain oral bacterium in esophageal cancer samples associated with shorter survival – Medical Xpress

Human vaginal microbiome

Review: Role of microbial flora in female genital tract: A comprehensive review – Subramanyam Dasari – Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Disease

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Key Microbiota Identification Using Functional Gene Analysis during Pepper (Piper nigrum L.) Peeling – Jiachao Zhang – PLOS ONE

Diversity indices using arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi to evaluate the soil state in banana crops in Colombia – Germán Mahecha-Vásquez – Applied Soil Ecology

Water microbiome

Physiological and ecological drivers of early spring blooms of a coastal phytoplankter – Kristen R. Hunter-Cevera – Science

Microbial community dynamics in semi-commercial RAS for production of Atlantic salmon post-smolts at different salinities – Ingrid Bakke – Aquacultural Engineering

Deep-sequencing of the bacterial microbiota in commercial-scale recirculating and semi-closed aquaculture systems for Atlantic salmon post-smolt production – Ida Rud – Aquacultural Engineering

Built environment microbiome

Shoe soles as a potential vector for pathogen transmission: a systematic review – T. Rashid – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Microbes in the news

A Microbial Anthropologist in the Jungle – Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello – Cell

African Soil Microbiology Project – Elizabeth Bach – Global Soil Biodiversity

Researchers Say Plant Bacteria Could Provide its Own Salvation – Interesting Engineering

I’m a Doctor. If I Drop Food on the Kitchen Floor, I Still Eat It. – Aaron E. Carroll – The New York Times
Letters to the Editor: Eat Food From the Floor? Microbiology and Mores – The New York Times

Dr Brad McKay explains the complex world of vaginal bacteria – Brad McKay – News.com.au

What’s making lifeguards sick at La Jolla Cove? – Brandon Lewis – CBS8

Spotlight on Grants: Nickel and cobalt in Streptococcus – Siti Nur Amalina – Microbe Post

ASM’s Microbes After Hours Microbes After Hours: The Necrobiome – Microbial Life After Death

Bik’s Non-Microbiology Picks

We used to sell cigarettes in hospitals. 5 practices that may soon look just as outdated – Melissa Bailey – STAT News

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