December 10, 2016

Airway microbiota of infants with cystic fibrosis, an X-linked IBD risk gene in mice, Colorado flood impact, and metabolic profiling of men eating pasta and bread.

General microbiome

Review: Arguments Reinforcing the Three-Domain View of Diversified Cellular LifeArguments Reinforcing the Three-Domain View of Diversified Cellular Life – Arshan Nasir – Archaea

Opinion: Koch’s Postulates to Metagenome and NextGeneration Sequencing, But what is Next? – Santanu Chattopadhyay – Journal of Gastrointestinal Disorders and Liver Function

Human oral microbiome

Review: Gram-Positive Anaerobes in Periodontal Pathogenesis: New Kids on the Block? – A Mini Review – Journal of Bacteriology & Mycology:

Human respiratory microbiome

Airway Microbiota in Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid from Clinically Well Infants with Cystic Fibrosis – Theresa A. Laguna – PLOS ONE

The Microbiome and the Pathophysiology of Asthma – Ashley Sullivan – Respiratory Research

Human gut microbiome

Review: Intestinal Immunity and Gut Microbiota in Atherogenesis – Tomoya Yamashita – Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis

Review: Microbiome, Growth Retardation, and Metabolism: Are they related? – Daniel J. Hoffman – Annals of Human Biology

Animal experiments

Cosmc is an X-linked inflammatory bowel disease risk gene that spatially regulates gut microbiota and contributes to sex-specific risk – Matthew R. Kudelka – PNAS

Depletion of Gut Microbiota Protects against Renal Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury – Diba Emal – Journal of the American Society of Nephrology

Probiotic Roles of Lactobacillus spp. in Swine: Insights from Gut Microbiota – Valerie Diane V. Valeriano – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Gut microbiota from metabolic disease-resistant, macrophage-specific RIP140 knockdown mice improves metabolic phenotype and gastrointestinal integrity – Yi-Wei Lin – Scientific Reports

Antimicrobial growth promoters modulate host responses in mice with a defined intestinal microbiota – Kirsty Brown – Scientific Reports

High Fibre Diet and Acetate Supplementation Change the Gut Microbiota and Prevent the Development of Hypertension and Heart Failure in DOCA-Salt Hypertensive Mice
Francine Z. Marques – Circulation

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Microbial remediation of aromatics-contaminated soil – Ying Xu – Frontiers of Environmental Science & Engineering

Plant pathogens but not antagonists change in soil fungal communities across a land abandonment gradient in a Mediterranean landscape – L. Bosso – Acta Oecologica

High taxonomic variability despite stable functional structure across microbial communities – Stilianos Louca – Nature Ecology & Evolution

Repeated glyphosate exposure induces shifts in nitrifying communities and metabolism of phenylpropanoids – Marco Allegrini – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Water microbiology

Regional variations in the diversity and predicted metabolic potential of benthic prokaryotes in coastal northern Zhejiang, East China Sea – Kai Wang – Scientific Reports

Influence of the Po River runoff on the bacterioplankton community along trophic and salinity gradients in the Northern Adriatic Sea – Ilaria Pizzetti – Marine Ecology

Dynamic metabolic exchange governs a marine algal-bacterial interaction – Einat Segev – eLIFE
Research highlight: When a relationship turns ugly – Andrea Du Toit – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Food microbiology and functional foods

Cultivable microbiome of fresh white button mushrooms – Werner Rossouw

A MeSH-based text mining method for identifying novel prebiotics – Shan, Guangy – Medicine

Waste and pollution microbiology

Effect of structural carbohydrates and lignin content on the anaerobic digestion of paper and paper board materials by anaerobic granular sludge – Jorge Gonzalez-Estrella – Biotechnology and Bioengineering

Metagenomic profiling of historic Colorado Front Range flood impact on distribution of riverine antibiotic resistance genes – Emily Garner – Scientific Reports

Sequential bioleaching of copper from brake pads residues using encapsulated bacteria – François Vermeulen – Minerals Engineering

Feed it some of your old protein gelsIsolation and Characterization of Acrylamidase from Arthrobacter sp. DBV1 and Its Ability to Biodegrade Acrylamide – Dattatray K. Bedade – Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology

Copper exposure to soil under single and repeated application: Selection for the microbial community tolerance and effects on the dissipation of antibiotics – Bei Liu – Journal of Hazardous Materials


A diverse intrinsic antibiotic resistome from a cave bacterium – Andrew C. Pawlowski – Nature Communications

Million-Year-Old ‘Hero Bug’ Emerges From Cave – Michaeleen Doucleff – NPR


Metabolic Profiling Reveals Differences in Plasma Concentrations of Arabinose and Xylose after Consumption of Fiber-Rich Pasta and Wheat Bread with Differential Rates of Systemic Appearance of Exogenous Glucose in Healthy Men – Andre J Pantophlet – The Journal of Nutrition

Bifidobacterium breve UCC2003 metabolises the human milk oligosaccharides lacto-N-tetraose and lacto-N-neo-tetraose through overlapping, yet distinct pathways – Kieran James – Scientific Reports

Viruses and phages

Towards quantitative viromics for both double-stranded and single-stranded DNA viruses – Simon Roux – PeerJ

Microbial ecology

Paradoxes in Leaky Microbial Trade – Yoav Kallus – bioRxiv

Microbes in the news

Video: Living together: the symbiosis of host-microbial interactionsVideo: Living together: the symbiosis of host-microbial interactions – Margaret McFall-Ngai – iBiology

Scientist Studies the Infant Resistome to Combat Superbugs – Infection Control Today

Diet, the gut microbiome, and colorectal cancer: are they linked? – EurekAlert


Microbes on the market

Medical Game-Changers Beckon. On #1 of the Top 10: Using the Microbiome to Prevent, Diagnose, and Treat Disease –  Casey McDonald

VC-backed Enterome hires Patel as chief medical officer and adds Garceau to board – PE Hub

Second Genome Announces Appointments in Human Resources, Finance to Support Corporate Growth –

As school gardens spread, so do the teaching moments – Adrian Higgins – Washington Post

Twitter as a Tool for Teaching and Communicating Microbiology: The #microMOOCSEM Initiative – EHU

New evidence shows how bacterium in undercooked chicken causes GBS – EurekAlert

Science, publishing, and career

The Microbiology Effect: A Call for Education Research – Samantha L. Elliott – J. Microbiol. Biol. Educ.
The Necessity of Prerequisite Undergraduate Microbiology Courses for Pre-Allied Health Professionals – Andrea M. Rediske – J. Microbiol. Biol. Educ.
Supporting Microbiology in the Nursing Curriculum – Bethany Adamec – ASM

On the origin of nonequivalent states: how we can talk about preprints – Cameron Neylon – bioRxiv

Why a First Amendment win is good for science – Adam Marcus and Ivan Oransky – STATNews


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