November 28, 2016

Chronic rhinosinusitis, quantification of vaginal lactobacilli, intestinal nitrogen constraints, the eelgrass microbiome, microbes under lake ice.

Human respiratory microbiome

Classification of Chronic Rhinosinusitis—Working Toward Personalized Diagnosis – Adam S. DeConde – Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America
Bacterial Pathogens and the Microbiome – Thad W. Vickery – Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America

Human skin microbiome

Comment on “Skin Microbiome Surveys Are Strongly Influenced by Experimental Design” – Patrick L.J.M. Zeeuwen – Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Establishing Tolerance to Commensal Skin Bacteria: Timing Is Everything – Tiffany C. Scharschmidt – Dermatologic Clinics

Human vaginal microbiome

A novel real-time PCR assay for highly specific detection and quantification of vaginal lactobacilli – Vladimir V. Demkin – Molecular and Cellular Probes

Human gut microbiome

Review: Interaction of gut microbiota with bile acid metabolism and its influence on disease states – Christopher Staley – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Review: Microbes Dress for Success: Tolerance or Resistance? – Janelle S. Ayres – Trends in Microbiology

* Review: Diet-Microbiome Interactions in Health Are Controlled by Intestinal Nitrogen Source Constraints – Andrew J. Holmes – Cell Metabolism

Animal models

The gut microbiota in young and middle-aged rats showed different responses to chicken protein in their diet – Yingying Zhu – BMC Microbiology

The Drosophila transcriptional network is structured by microbiota – Adam J. Dobson – BMC Genomics

Review: Norovirus Regulation by Host and Microbe – Megan T. Baldridge – Trends in Molecular Medicine

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Global-scale structure of the eelgrass microbiome – Ashkaan K Fahimipour – bioRxiv

Rapid bacteria identification from environmental mining samples using MALDI-TOF MS analysis – Ingrid Regina Avanzi – Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Comparative analysis of bacterial diversity in the rhizosphere of tomato by culture-dependent and -independent approaches – Shin Ae Lee – Journal of Microbiology

Soil pH and electrical conductivity are key edaphic factors shaping bacterial communities of greenhouse soils in Korea – Jeong Myeong Kim – Journal of Microbiology

Chemical, organic and bio-fertilizer management practices effect on soil physicochemical property and antagonistic bacteria abundance of a cotton field: Implications for soil biological quality – Rui Li – Soil and Tillage Research

Water and extremophile microbiome

Ecology under lake ice – Stephanie E. Hampton – Ecology Letters

Food microbiology

Dynamics of bacterial communities during manufacture and ripening of traditional Caciocavallo of Castelfranco cheese in relation to cows’ feeding – Marina Giello – Food Microbiology

Metagenomics and bioinformatics

MetaMIS: a metagenomic microbial interaction simulator based on microbial community profiles – Grace Tzun-Wen Shaw – BMC Bioinformatics


Metabolomic profile of children with recurrent respiratory infections – Sara Bozzetto – Pharmacological Research

Microbes in the news

Infant Microbiome: Vaginal Delivery Versus C-Section – Jef Akst – The Scientist

I did not get the first part of this title. Michael Pollan didn’t invent microbiome research, he’s a demagogue: Set of 15 bacterial species protects mice from Salmonella as effectively as natural gut microbiota – Doug Powell – Barfblog

Surprise: Probiotics Don’t Do Much At All For Our Gastrointestinal Health – Drew Smith – Forbes

#BacteriaArePlural: Ravenous Bacteria Eats Poop and Produces Power – Rhett Jones – Gizmodo

Gut bacteria study could lead to new Crohn’s treatments, researchers say – CBC News

Hospital Microbiology Testing Market Positive Long-Term Growth Outlook 2016 – 2024 – Digital Journal

Bik’s Non-Microbiology Picks

Researchers discover most winter boots are too slippery to walk safely on icy surfaces – EurekAlert


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