November 22, 2016

Vaginal Mirobiome in PPROM, Prevotella copri and rheumatoid arthritis, mice transplanted with stool from lean or obese humans, archaea in a pond.

Pregnancy and early life

High Diversity and Variability in the Vaginal Microbiome in Women following Preterm Premature Rupture of Membranes (PPROM): A Prospective Cohort Study – Teenus Paramel Jayaprakash – PLOS ONE

Human oral microbiome

Review: The oral microbiome – an update for oral healthcare professionals – M. Kilian – British Dental Journal

Human gut microbiome

Chronic opioid use is associated with altered gut microbiota and predicts readmissions in patients with cirrhosis – C. Acharya – Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics

In vitro fermentation of B-GOS: Impact on faecal bacterial populations and metabolic activity in autistic and non-autistic children – Roberta Grimaldi – FEMS Microbial Ecology

Evidence for Immune Relevance of Prevotella copri, a Gut Microbe, in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis – Annalisa Pianta – Arthitis & Rheumatology

Review: Human gut microbiota: the links with dementia development – Rashad Alkasir – Protein & Cell

Review: Gut hormones and gut microbiota: implications for kidney function and hypertensionGut hormones and gut microbiota: implications for kidney function and hypertension – Baris Afsar – Journal of the American Society of Hypertension

Review: Dysbiosis in the intensive care unit: Microbiome science coming to the bedside – Georgios D Kitsios – Journal of Critical Care

Review: Interactions between gut microbes and host cells control gut barrier and metabolism – P D Cani – International Journal of Obesity Supplements

Review: Life history and eco-evolutionary dynamics in light of the gut microbiota – Emilie Macke – Oikos

Animal experiments

Environmental spread of microbes impacts the development of metabolic phenotypes in mice transplanted with microbial communities from humans – Li Zhang – ISME Journal

Gut bacteria affect our metabolism – Science Daily

Animal microbiome

Gut microbiota of dung beetles correspond to dietary specializations of adults and larvae
– Shantanu P. Shukla – Molecular Ecology

Thesis: Characterization of the juvenile green turtle (Chelonia mydas) microbiome associated with the ontogenic shift from pelagic habitats to inshore resident areas – James T. Price – Purdue University

Tick microbiome and pathogen acquisition altered by host blood meal – Andrea Swei – The ISME Journal

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Investigation of Endophytic Bacterial Community in Supposedly Axenic Cultures of Pineapple and Orchids with Evidence on Abundant Intracellular Bacteria – Natalia Pimentel Esposito-Polesi – Current Microbiology

Tree species, tree genotypes and tree genotypic diversity levels affect microbe-mediated soil ecosystem functions in a subtropical forest – Witoon Purahong – Scientific Reports

High-methionine soybean has no adverse effect on functional diversity of rhizosphere microorganisms -J.G. Liang – Plant Soil Environment

Illumina sequencing-based community analysis of bacteria associated with different bryophytes collected from Tibet, China – Jing Yan Tang – BMC Microbiology
Networks Depicting the Fine-Scale Co-Occurrences of Fungi in Soil Horizons – Hirokazu Toju – PLOS ONE

Isolation and Identification of Keratinolytic Bacteria that Exhibit Feather-degrading Potentials – F. O. Iruolaje – Journal of Advances in Biology & Biotechnology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Cryo-protective effect of an ice-binding protein derived from Antarctic bacteria – Marco Mangiagalli – The FEBS Journal

Unusually High Archaeal Diversity in a Crystallizer Pond, Pomorie Salterns, Bulgaria, Revealed by Phylogenetic Analysis – Margarita Kambourova – Archaea

Polymetallic nodules, sediments, and deep waters in the equatorial North Pacific exhibit highly diverse and distinct bacterial, archaeal, and microeukaryotic communities – Christine N. Shulse – Microbiology Open

Conference abstract: Defining the boarders of extreme life: The study of microbial communities and their settings gives insights into Mars analogue life within the MASE project – A Perras – 16th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology

Pollution microbiology

Influence of plantation on microbial community in porous concrete treating polluted surface water – Yan Long – International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation

Food microbiology

Study of the bacterial diversity of foods: PCR-DGGE versus LH-PCR – Cristiana Garofalo – International Journal of Food Microbiology

Viruses and phages

Viral coinfection is shaped by host ecology and virus-virus interactions across diverse microbial taxa and environments – Samuel L Diaz-Munoz – bioRxiv

More microbiology

Uncovering new drugs and targets – Andrea Du Toit – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Microbiota under pressure – Andrea Aguilar – Nature Reviews Nephrology

Microbes in the news

‘Bacteria beaters’ win Longitude Prize Discovery Award – Shan Ross – The Scotsman

Bacteria for bio-toilets by February 15 – The Times of India

Your Office Has a Microbiome, and It Might Make You Sick – Zoe Schlanger – Wired

Tomato plants are more resistant against nematodes when colonized by a fungus – Farming Futures

Scientists use bacteria to map out NZ. A team of scientists growing bacteria in the shape of New Zealand have caught the attention of their colleagues across the globe – News Australia

The cover image is a map of New Zealand drawn with pyoverdine-producing P. aeruginosa cells in an ocean of indigoidine-synthesizing E. coli. – Cell Chemical Biology

Science, publishing, and career

Citizen science: The people behind the data – Mary Goodchild – NERC Planet Earth

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