November 29, 2016

Metabolic reconstruction for 773 gut microbes, host genetics vs diet in the mouse gut, microbiology of a range of food items, and citizen scientists collecting arthropods (let’s call that microbiology today; I’m feeling generous).

Human gut microbiome
Generation of genome-scale metabolic reconstructions for 773 members of the human gut microbiota – Stefanía Magnúsdóttir – Nature Biotechnology

Animal models

Influence of early life exposure, host genetics and diet on the mouse gut microbiome and metabolome – Antoine M. Snijders – Nature Microbiology

Genes, early environment sculpt the gut microbiome – EurekAlert

Animal microbiome

Compositional shifts in bacterial communities associated with the coral Palythoa caribaeorum due to anthropogenic effects – Gustavo Vasconcelos Bastos Paulino – Marine Pollution Bulletin

Plant, root, and soil microbiology

Bacterial diversity patterns differed in two developing ecosystems – Shankar G. Shanmugam – Microbial Ecology

Identifying the microbial taxa that consistently respond to soil warming across time and space – Angela M. Oliverio – Global Change Biology

Food microbiology

Exploring the microbiota of the red-brown defect in smear-ripened cheese by 454-pyrosequencing and its prevention using different cleaning systems – Raffaele Guzzon – Food Microbiology

Metagenomics reveals flavour metabolic network of cereal vinegar microbiota – Lin-Huan Wu – Food Microbiology

Monitoring of wheat lactic acid bacteria from the field until the first step of dough fermentation – Antonio Alfonzo – Food Microbiology

Exploring lot-to-lot variation in spoilage bacterial communities on commercial modified atmosphere packaged beef – Elina Säde – Food Microbiology

Characterization of the microbiota in lightly salted bighead carp (Aristichthys nobilis) fillets stored at 4 °C – Xiaochang Liu – Food Microbiology

More microbiology

An essential role for bacterial nitric oxide synthase in Staphylococcus aureus electron transfer and colonization – Traci L. Kinkel – Nature Microbiology

Staph uses nitric oxide enzyme to colonize noses – Phys.org

Microbes in the news

Gift Guide for the Grown Ups On Your List. #10. Sequence the bacteria in your gut! – Mrs Ice Cream – Hellobee

Microbiome & Nutrigenomic Medicine Seminar: Cybermonday special – gifts for you  – upcoming The Gut Institute Event in Berkeley, 10/11 December– Dr. Grace – YouTube

Microbiology in a brewery! – MicroHoldingScience

Qiagen and CosmosID launch metagenomics analysis plugin – Joe Whitworth – Food Quality News

China’s Smog Could Make It More Difficult To Fight Off Some Infections. The air pollution in Beijing has traces of antibiotic-resistant bacteria – Lindsey Pulse – Newsy.com

Bik’s Non-Microbiology Picks

The diversity of arthropods in homes across the United States as determined by environmental DNA analyses – Anne A. Madden – Molecular Ecology

Study Highlights Diversity of Arthropods Found in Homes Across the United States – From Swabs of Dust – NC State University

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