October 25, 2016

Bat skin microbiome, carnivorous sponges, metagenome of an aquifer, and nitrogen fixation in symbionts of marine invertebrate animals.

Human respiratory microbiome

Microbial communities of conducting and respiratory zones of lung-transplanted patients – Marie Beaume – Frontiers in Microbiology

Animal microbiome

Deconstructing the Bat Skin Microbiome: Influences of the Host and the Environment – Christine V. Avena – Frontiers in Microbiology

The Microbiome and Occurrence of Methanotrophy in Carnivorous Sponges – Jon T. Hestetun – Frontiers in Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Thousands of microbial genomes shed light on interconnected biogeochemical processes in an aquifer system – Karthik Anantharaman – Nature Communications

Press: New Bacteria Groups, and Stunning Diversity, Discovered Underground
Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley research also provides new clues about the roles of subsurface microbes in globally important cycles– Dan Krotz – Berkeley Lab

Plant microbiomes and sustainable agriculture. Deciphering the plant microbiome and its role in nutrient supply and plant immunity has great potential to reduce the use of fertilizers and biocides in agriculture – Philip Hunter – EMBO Reports

Taxonomic and Functional Diversity of Soil and Hypolithic Microbial Communities in Miers Valley, McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica – Sean T. S. Wei – Frontiers in Microbiology

Water microbiome

Seasonality of Coliform Bacteria Detection Rates in New Jersey Domestic Wells – Thomas B. Atherholt – Groundwater

Distinct factors shape aquatic and sedimentary microbial community structures in the lakes of western China – Jian Yang – Frontiers in Microbiology

Chemosynthetic symbionts of marine invertebrate animals are capable of nitrogen fixation – Jillian M. Petersen – Nature Microbiology

Press: ‘Farming’ bacteria to boost growth in the oceans – EurekAlert

Food microbiology

Different flour microbial communities drive to sourdoughs characterized by diverse bacterial strains and free amino acid profiles – Guiseppe Celano – Frontiers in Microbiology


Proteomics of Microbial Human pathogens – Nelson C. Soares – Frontiers in Microbiology


Impact of Different Fecal Processing Methods on Assessments of Bacterial Diversity in the Human Intestine – Yu-Hsin Hsieh – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbes in the news

Google doodle honors van Leeuwenhoek, father of microbiology– Steven Musil – CNET

HT: Ian Brooks. Podcast: Microbes, Genes and Human Endeavour: Ed Yong seeks to expand our understanding of microscopic microbes – BBC

Call for submissions: Kavli microbiome ideas challenge – Joanna Urban – ASM


Dogs Licking Humans Can Be Dangerous; Transmission of Bacteria, Viruses Possible – Nature World News

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