October 26, 2016

Discount on San Diego Microbiome Congress, sleep deprivation, constipation, strange structures in blood are not bacteria, complexity in corals, grape microbiota, microbial corrosion.

Events

North American Microbiome Congress – San Diego, 24-25 January 2017. This is the conference that was criticized online by Jonathan Eisen (see here) and me about the initial lack of diversity in the speaker line-up. The organizers have taken this to heart, apologized, and will make an effort to do better in the future. After talking to the organizers, they are offering my readers a 15% discount code ‘DIGEST15’ on the conference fee. There are also reduced priced Early Bird tickets available until 31st October 2016.

Human respiratory microbiome

Re-emergence of Lower Airway Microbiota in Cystic Fibrosis Lung Transplant Patients – Saad A Syed – Annals of the American Thoracic Society

Human gut microbiome

Gut Microbiota and Glucometabolic Alterations in Response to Recurrent Partial Sleep Deprivation in Normal-weight Young Individuals – Christian Benedict – Molecular Metabolism

Press: Sleep loss tied to changes of the gut microbiota in humans – Science Daily
Sleep loss may be linked to changes in gut bacteria levels – Ryan Maass – UPI

Characterization of Microbiota in Children with Chronic Functional Constipation – Tim G. J. de Meij – PLOS ONE

Microbiome of nearly-sterile sites

Pleomorphic Structures in Human Blood Are Red Blood Cell-Derived Microparticles, Not Bacteria – Adam J. Mitchell – PLOS ONE

Animal models

Antibiotic effects on gut microbiota and metabolism are host dependent – Shiho Fujisaka – The Journal of Clinical Investigation

Diversity and resilience of the wood-feeding higher termite Mironasutitermes shangchengensis gut microbiota in response to temporal and diet variations – Ying Wang – Ecology and Evolution

Animal microbiome

Distinguishing between Microbial Habitats Unravels Ecological Complexity in Coral Microbiomes – Amy Apprill – mSystems

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Looking for Rhizobacterial Ecological Indicators in Agricultural Soils Using 16S rRNA metagenomic Amplicon Data – José R. Valverde – PLOS ONE

Biochar-stimulated plant performance is strongly linked to microbial diversity and metabolic potential in the rhizosphere – Max Kolton – New Phytologist

Wine microbiology is driven by vineyard and winery anthropogenic factors – Cédric Grangeteau – Microbial Biotechnology

Effect of 40 and 80 Years of Conifer Regrowth on Soil Microbial Activities and Community Structure in Subtropical Low Mountain Forests – Ed-Haun Chang – Forests

Water microbiome

mdRNA-Seq analysis of marine microbial communities from the northern Red Sea – Shengwei Hou – Scientific Reports

Assessing Marine Microbial Induced Corrosion at Santa Catalina Island, California – Gustavo A. Ramírez – Frontiers in Microbiology

Bioreactor microbiology

Wow, this paper will cost you $63: Diversity of Microbial Communities in Biogas Reactors – Bernadett Pap – Current Biochemical Engineering

Viruses and phages

Viral Metagenomics on Blood-Feeding Arthropods as a Tool for Human Disease Surveillance – Annika Brinkmann – Int J Mol Sci

Techniques

An introduction to microbiome analysis for human biology applications – Katherine R. Amato – American Journal of Human Biology

Instrument for Real-Time Digital Nucleic Acid Amplification on Custom Microfluidic Devices – David A. Selck – PLOS ONE

Microbes in the news

Reef rehab could help threatened corals make a comeback. Solutions for threatened reefs vary by location and damage done – Amy McDermott – Science News

Bacteria get dangerously weird in space – Shayla Love – Washington Post

Cranberry extract disrupts communication between bacteria linked to pervasive infections – News Medical Net

LSU alumna Kaitlynn Fenley teaches microbiology cooking class – Allie Cobb – The Daily Reveille

NIH research project will upgrade ‘metagenomics’ system – Purdue

Science, publishing, and career

Beyond Traditional Scientific Training: The Importance of Community and Empowerment for Women in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology – M. Claire Horner-Devine – Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution

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