November 23, 2016

Why You Should Probably Be Glad You’re Not a Brown Bear or an Edible Dormouse – Julie Taylor – uBiome blog

“Thankfully, when you have your own microbiome analyzed by uBiome, you’ll be relieved to know that we won’t be sending round a guy in a helicopter with a tranquilizer gun. All you need to do is lightly swab a piece of used toilet paper.”

Human gut microbiome

Efficacy of Sterile Fecal Filtrate Transfer for Treating Patients With Clostridium difficile Infection – Stephan J. Ott – Gastroenterology

Research highlight: Microbiota under pressure – Andrea Aguilar – Nature Reviews Nephrology

Review: Candida albicans cell-type switching and functional plasticity in the mammalian host – Suzanne M. Noble – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Review: Gut Bacteria and Hydrogen Sulfide: The New Old Players in Circulatory System Homeostasis – Lenka Tomasova – MDPI Molecules

Microbiology of nearly sterile sites

Genomes of Gardnerella Strains Reveal an Abundance of Prophages within the Bladder Microbiome – Kema Malki – PLOS ONE

Animal experiments

Eye of the Finch: Characterization of the Ocular Microbiome of House Finches in Relation to Mycoplasmal Conjunctivitis – Courtney A. Thomason – Environmental Microbiology

Composition and diversity of mucosa-associated microbiota along the entire length of the pig gastrointestinal tract; dietary influences – Jennifer Kelly – Environmental Microbiology

Heat Stress Affects Facultative Symbiont-Mediated Protection from a Parasitoid Wasp – Eleanor R. Heyworth – PLOS ONE

Genome-guided design of a defined mouse microbiota that confers colonization resistance against Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium – Sandrine Brugiroux – Nature Microbiology

Assessment of the Fecal Microbiota in Beef Calves – J.S. Weese – Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine

The role of microbiota in compensatory growth of protein-restricted rats – Yizhi Zhu – Microbial Biotechnology

Animal microbiome

Molecular diversity of bacterial endosymbionts associated with dagger nematodes of the genus Xiphinema (Nematoda: Longidoridae) reveals a high degree of phylogenetic congruence with their host – Juan E. Palomares-Rius – Molecular Ecology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Shared and host-specific microbiome diversity and functioning of grapevine and accompanying weed plants – Abdul Samad – Environmental Microbiology

Root isoflavonoids and hairy root transformation influence key bacterial taxa in the soybean rhizosphere – Laura J. White – Environmental Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Abundant and rare picoeukaryotic sub-communities present contrasting patterns in the epipelagic waters of marginal seas in the northwestern Pacific Ocean – Wenxue Wu – Environmental Microbiology

Bringing microbial diversity into focus: high-resolution analysis of iron mats from the Lō‘ihi Seamount – Jarrod J. Scott – Environmental Microbiology

Probing the evolution, ecology and physiology of marine protists using transcriptomics – David A. Caron – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Food microbiology

High-Throughput Sequencing of Viable Microbial Communities in Raw Pork Subjected to a Fast Cooling Process – Chao Yang – Journal of Food Science

Microbes in the news

Set of 12 microbiology postcards – PREORDER – Microbes and Molecules sciart card set featuring bacteria and fungi, gift for scientist – The Vexed Muddler –

Traces of antibiotic-resistant bacteria have been found in polluted city air. Not good – David Nield – ScienceAlert

Why Sprouts Are Especially Good At Harboring Dangerous Bacteria – Sara G. Miller – LiveScience / Huffington Post

Infectious Diseases Keep Delivering Surprises To The U.S. – Katherine Hobson – NPR

UVA Microbiologist Expands His Research Across the Atlantic – University of Virginia

By Wagging its ‘Tail,’ Bacteria Common in CF Lung Infections May Initiate Immune Reaction – Joana Fernandes – Cystic Fibrosis News Today

‘In five years this will be routine’: Map My Gut start-up offers personalised microbiome advice – Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn – NutraIngredients

Can bacteria in yogurt calm your anxiety? – Jeff Sossamon – Futurity

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