December 14, 2016

Gaia and her microbiome, a walk in the park, ancient teeth, fillies, bats, ticks, frogs, moss, and high-altitude potatoes.

General microbiome

Gaia and Her Microbiome – John F. Stolz – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Human oral microbiome

Tracing back ancient oral microbiomes and oral pathogens using dental pulps from ancient teeth – Nicolás Rascovan – NPJ Biofilms and Microbiome

Influences of pH and iron on the salivary microbiome in individuals with and without caries – Jianye Zhou – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Human gut microbiome

Further analysis reveals new gut microbiome markers of type 2 diabetes mellitus – Xiaokai Wang – Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Animal experiments

Intense Exercise and Aerobic Conditioning Associated with Chromium or L-Carnitine Supplementation Modified the Fecal Microbiota of Fillies – Maria Luiza Mendes de Almeida – PLOS ONE


Animal microbiome

MosquitoesDiversity of Cultivable Midgut Microbiota at Different Stages of the Asian Tiger Mosquito, Aedes albopictus from Tezpur, India – Kamlesh K. Yadav – PLOS ONE

Bats: Microbiome of the sexual scent organ of Leptonycteris yerbabuenae – Osiris Gaona – PeerJ

Ticks: Endosymbiont interference and microbial diversity of the Pacific coast tick, Dermacentor occidentalis, in San Diego County, California – Nikos Gurfield – PeerJ

Frogs: Environmental fluctuations and host skin bacteria shift survival advantage between frogs and their fungal pathogen – Ana V Longo – ISME Journal

Plant, root, and soil microbiology

Discovery of polyesterases from moss-associated microorganisms – Christina Andrea Müller – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Combined use of network inference tools identifies ecologically meaningful bacterial associations in a paddy soil – Honggui Wang – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Rhizosphere microbiomes of potato cultivated in the High Andes show stable and dynamic core microbiomes with different responses to plant development – Stefan Pfeiffer – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Composting-Like Conditions Are More Efficient for Enrichment and Diversity of Organisms Containing Cellulase-Encoding Genes than Submerged Cultures – Senta Heiss-Blanquet – PLOS ONE

Effects of root exudates of woody species on the soil antierodibility in the rhizosphere in a karst region, China – Zhen hong Wang – PeerJ Preprint

Water and extremophile microbiome

Patchiness of Ciliate Communities Sampled at Varying Spatial Scales along the New England Shelf – Jean-David Grattepanche – PLOS ONE

Spatiotemporal variation of bacterial and archaeal communities in sediments of a drinking reservoir, Beijing, China – Yongjuan Chen – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Pristine but metal-rich Río Sucio (Dirty River) is dominated by Gallionella and other iron-sulfur oxidizing microbes – Alejandro Arce-Rodríguez – Extremophiles

Quantification of basal ice microbial cell delivery to the glacier margin – Mario Toubes-Rodrigo – Biogeosciences Discuss

Microbial Diversity of Source and Point-of-Use Water in Rural Haiti – A Pyrosequencing-Based Metagenomic Survey – Nabanita Mukherjee – PLOS ONE

Virus-host infection dynamics of marine single-celled eukaryotes resolved from metatranscriptomics – bioRxiv


The Biologists’ Forum: Environmental microbial community analysis methods as applied to bioremediation – Hadassa Shira Guttman – BIOS

Food microbiology

Determination of Fungal Community Diversity in Fresh and Traditional Chinese Fermented Pepper by Pyrosequencing – Lingyan Zhao – FEMS Microbiology Letters


Using Bacterial Genomes and Essential Genes for the Development of New Antibiotics – Francisco R. Fields – Biochemical Pharmacology

Antibiotic discovery is a walk in the park – Louis-Félix Nothias – PNAS


Book: Microbial Metabolomics: Applications in Clinical, Environmental, and Industrial Microbiology – Editors: David J. Beale, Konstantinos A. Kouremenos, Enzo A. Palombo – Springer

Microbes in the news

Scientists trap bacteria with optical tractor beam.”The principle underlying this laser beam is similar to the concept to be found in the television series ‘Star Trek,'” said researcher Thomas Huser –  Brooks Hays – UPI

Researchers find bacterial protein that boosts insulin-producing cells in zebrafish – Science Daily

A $5 fix for a nasty parasite: Attachment of Cryptosporidium parvum oocysts to environmental biofilms – EurekAlert

Increasing Product Recalls and Growing Consumer Concerns are Driving the Global Industrial Microbiology Market – Medgadget



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