December 2, 2016

Role of microbiome in an animal model of Parkinson’s disease, benchmarking reveals false discoveries in microbiome studies, the microbes of Patagonia, and the new uBiome blog.

The  uBiome blog

Handshakes: Sharing the Love, Sharing the Microbes – Julie Taylor – uBiome


Assistant Professor in Microbial Systems Biology at U. Tennessee, Knoxville –

Human vaginal microbiome

Informativeness of NGS Analysis for Vaginal Fluid Identification – Saverio Giampaoli – Journal of Forensic Sciences

Animal models

Gut Microbiota Regulate Motor Deficits and Neuroinflammation in a Model of Parkinson’s Disease – Timothy R. Sampson – Cell

News: Axial Biotherapeutics Announces the Groundbreaking Discovery of a Biological Link Between the Gut Microbiome and Parkinson’s Disease Published in Cell – Businesswire
Gut check: Newest microbiome startup concentrates on autism, Parkinson’s disease – John Carroll – Endpoints News

Multiple paternity in a wild population of Armadillidium vulgare: influence of infection with Wolbachia? – V. Valette – Journal of Evolutionary Biology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Field-grown transgenic switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) with altered lignin does not affect soil chemistry, microbiology, and carbon storage potential – Jennifer M. DeBruyn – GCB Bioenergy

Vertical zonation of soil fungal community structure in a Korean pine forest on Changbai Mountain, China – World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

* Book: Biology and Biotechnology of Patagonian Microorganisms – Editors: Nelda Lila Olivera, Diego Libkind, Edgardo Donati – Springer


Large-scale benchmarking reveals false discoveries and count transformation sensitivity in 16S rRNA gene amplicon data analysis methods used in microbiome studies – Jonathan Thorsen – Microbiome

Microreact: visualizing and sharing data for genomic epidemiology and phylogeography – Silvia Argimón – Microbial Genomics

More microbiology

Quest for Ancestors of Eukaryal Cells Based on Phylogenetic Analyses of Aminoacyl-tRNA Synthetases – Ryutaro Furukawa – Journal of Molecular Evolution

The plastid genome of some eustigmatophyte algae harbours a bacteria-derived six-gene cluster for biosynthesis of a novel secondary metabolite – Tatiana Yurchenko – Open Biology

High levels of antibiotic tolerance and persistence are induced by the commercial anti-microbial triclosan – Corey S Westfall – bioRxiv

Microbes in the news

A citizen science project studying the microorganisms fauna found at the tip of our tongue – Euroscientist

Knowledge of skin microbiome provides insights into dermatological conditions – Skin microbes perform harmful and beneficial functions – Louise Gagnon – Dermatology Times

Digital Microbes Could Give More Insight into Gut Health – Nutrition Horizon

Healthy Gut, Healthy Brain? Microbes and Brain Health Under the Microscope During Mind, Mood & Microbes Conference – PR Newswire

Doctors warn about lung illness attributed to bacteria in showers and hot baths – Catherine Bosley – Cleveland19

Microbes on the market

Microbiome CNS upstart launches with $19.15M Series A – Ben Adams – Fierce Biotech

Boston startup hopes to use bacteria to treat autism – Robert Weisman

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