December 6, 2016

Pooping in space, lichen symbiosis, snow algae on volcanoes, and metagenome-guided peptide and protein identification.

uBiome Blog

From Lift-Off to Splash-Down: The Scoop on Pooping in Space – Julie Taylor – uBiome

General microbiome

ReviewGetting at the “what” and the “how” in symbiosis – Irene L. G. Newton – Environmental Microbiology Reports

The Evolutionary Value of Helpful Microbes: A Response to Shapira – Allen Rodrigo – Trends in Ecology & Evolution

Animal microbiome

DNA extraction protocols may influence biodiversity detected in the intestinal microbiome: a case study from wild Prussian carp, Carassius gibelio – Elena N. Kashinskaya – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Fungal–algal association patterns in lichen symbiosis linked to macroclimate – Garima Singh – New Phytologist

The missing link in grassland restoration: arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi inoculation increases plant diversity and accelerates succession – Liz Koziol – Journal of Applied Ecology

Dominant mycorrhizal association of trees alters carbon and nutrient cycling by selecting for microbial groups with distinct enzyme function – Tanya E. Cheeke – New Phytologists

Depth-dependent influence of different land-use systems on bacterial biogeography – Brent J. Seuradge – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Primary productivity of snow algae communities on stratovolcanoes of the Pacific Northwest – T. L. Hamilton – Geobiology

Pollution microbiology

Microbial diversity in degraded and non-degraded petroleum samples and comparison across oil reservoirs at local and global scales – Isabel Natalia Sierra-Garcia – Extremophiles

Transformation of hexabromocyclododecane in contaminated soil in association with microbial diversity – Thao Thanh Le – Journal of Hazardous Materials


A Graph-Centric Approach for Metagenome-Guided Peptide and Protein Identification in Metaproteomics -Haixu Tang – PLOS Computational Biology

Microbes in the news

Microbes: Our tiny, crucial allies – David R. Montgomery – The Conversation

Do C-sections alter a baby’s microbiome, hurting later health? – Sharon Begley – STAT news

Let there be light! Compact sterilizing pod uses UV light to kill bacteria – Dyllan Furness – Digital Trends

N.H.’s Oyster Bacteria Threat – Valley News

Doctor’s warning: a cat’s bacteria is worse than its bite. ER doctor says bites ‘almost like getting stabbed with a needle’ and infections can develop quickly — David Burke – CBC

Why Do Our Feet Smell Worse in the Winter? – Stephanie Pappas – Live Science

Science, publishing, and career

12 winners: 11 men, 1 woman. Tech Billionaires Award $25 Million in Breakthrough Prizes to Top Scientists – Robert Hackett -Fortune
$25 Million in Breakthrough Prizes Given in Science and Math -Dennis Overbye – New York Times



2 thoughts on “December 6, 2016

    • Oh, that is probably because I posted too soon last night – then retracted the post and posted it again this morning. It should just be for this one post, hopefully. You can always go to the website directly to check out if there is new content.
      Apologies for this snafu!



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