November 26, 2016

Human reproductive microbiome

Una destinatio, viae diversae: Does exposure to the vaginal microbiota confer health benefits to the infant, and does lack of exposure confer disease risk? – Kjersti Aagaard – EMBO Reports

Review: Female reproductive tract microbiome in gynecological health and problems – Shyamalina Haldar – Journal of Reproductive Health and Medicine

Animal microbiome

Bacterial diversity shift determined by different diets in the gut of the spotted wing fly Drosophila suzukii is primarily reflected on acetic acid bacteria – Violetta Vacchini – Environmental Microbiol Reports

Transcriptomic and proteomic insights into innate immunity and adaptations to a symbiotic lifestyle in the gutless marine worm Olavius algarvensis – Juliane Wippler – BMC Genomics

Microbial communities of lycaenid butterflies do not correlate with larval diet – Melissa Whitaker – Frontiers in Microbiology

Bees: Report on the microbiota of Melipona quadrifasciata affected by a recurrent disease – Sebastián Díaz – Journal of Invertebrate Pathology

Symbiont Diversity of Aphis (Toxoptera) citricidus (Hemiptera: Aphididae) as Influenced by Host Plants – Aline Sartori Guidolin – Microbial Ecology

Sponge Microbiota Are a Reservoir of Functional Antibiotic Resistance Genes – Dennis Versluis – Frontiers in Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Fire modifies the phylogenetic structure of soil bacterial co-occurrence networks – Eduardo Pérez-Valera –  Environmental Microbiology

Integrated Proteomics and Metabolomics Suggests Symbiotic Metabolism and Multimodal Regulation in a Fungal-Endobacterial System – Zhou Li – Environmental Microbiology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Habitat generalists and specialists in microbial communities across a terrestrial-freshwater gradient – C. Monard – Scientific Reports

Hydrocarbon degraders establish at the costs of microbial richness, abundance and keystone taxa after crude oil contamination in permafrost environments – Sizhong Yang – Scientific Reports

Microbial Activity Response to Solar Radiation across Contrasting Environmental Conditions in Salar de Huasco, Northern Chilean Altiplano – Klaudia L. Hernández – Frontiers in Microbiology

Built environment / money microbiome

Dirty Money: A Matter of Bacterial Survival, Adherence, and Toxicity – Frank Vriesekoop – Microorganisms


Opportunistic Sampling of Roadkill as an Entry Point to Accessing Natural Products Assembled by Bacteria Associated with Non-anthropoidal Mammalian Microbiomes – Jeremy L. Motley – Journal of Natural Products


Note: human contamination in feces samples is usually low (e.g. compared to oral or vaginal samples; not really an issue in my opinion: An Improved Methodology to Overcome Key Issues in Human Fecal Metagenomic DNA Extraction – Jitendra Kumar – Genomics, Proteomics & Bioinformatics

More microbiology

Independent evolution of shape and motility allows evolutionary flexibility in Firmicutes bacteria – Fouad El Baidouri – Nature Ecology & Evolution

Press: Reshaping our ideas of bacterial evolution – Science Daily

Microbes in the news

This paper is not yet available online at Molecular Biology and Evolution, but already some press about it:
A comprehensive tree of prokaryotic life – Science Daily
New insights from the most comprehensive tree of prokaryotic life assembled to date –

Bacteria taught to bond carbon and silicon for the first time – Aviva Rutkin – New Scientist

Binge-eating bacteria extract energy from sewage – Science Daily

Video: Good Germs; Bad Germs. Microbes in the kitchen, 14 households, 500 swabs – University of Oxford – YouTube

Bacteria Hysteria

Note: Sponsored by a company specialized in pest control and hygiene productsPrimary school bacteria leaves teachers at risk of sickness – TES

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