November 9, 2016

Today is a sad day. I’m in shock of last night’s results, and still sick at home, with only a small number of new papers in my Inbox.

Animal microbiome

Initial Characterization of the Pig Skin Bacteriome and Its Effect on In Vitro Models of Wound Healing – Matthew K. McIntyre – PLOS ONE

Phylogenetic and functional characterization of the distal intestinal microbiome of rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss from both farm and aquarium settings – Philip P. Lyons – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Uterine Microbiota and Immune Parameters Associated with Fever in Dairy Cows with Metritis – Soo Jin Jeon – PLOS ONE

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Microbial Community Evolution Is Significantly Impacted by the Use of Calcium Isosaccharinic Acid as an Analogue for the Products of Alkaline Cellulose Degradation – Isaac A. Kyeremeh – PLOS ONE

Phages and viruses

Theory for the spatiotemporal interaction between lytic phages and biofilm-dwelling bacteria Theory for the spatiotemporal interaction between lytic phages and biofilm-dwelling bacteria – Matthew Simmons – bioRxiv

Microbes in the news

Quest to map Africa’s soil microbiome begins. Sub-Saharan project could one day help ecosystems to resist climate change and improve agricultureQuest to map Africa’s soil microbiome begins. Sub-Saharan project could one day help ecosystems to resist climate change and improve agriculture – Sarah Wild – Nature

Science, publishing, and career

Here’s some advice for you, President Trump, from scientists – Jeffrey Mervis – Science

Donald Trump’s US election win stuns scientists. Republicans sweep White House and US Congress, with uncertain implications for research – Jeff Tollefson, Lauren Morello& Sara Reardon – Nature

3 reasons researchers are terrified about Donald Trump’s presidency – Lindsay Dodgson – Business Insider

Scientists And Doctors Are Freaking Out About A President Trump – Virginia Hughes et al. – BuzzFeed

What the Trump win means for tech, science, and beyondNet neutrality, science-based policy are threatened. A maximalist IP approach looms.– David Kravets – ArsTechnica

Microbiology Society announces new editor of Microbiology Today: Dr Rowena Jenkins from Cardiff Metropolitan University. Rowena’s term as Editor begins in January 2017

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