December 19, 2016

An oral pathogen with a very long name is linked to rheumatoid arthritis, a deep-sea bone-eating snail, and the excreted microbiota of bats.

Human oral microbiome

Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans–induced hypercitrullination links periodontal infection to autoimmunity in rheumatoid arthritis – Maximilian F. Konig – Science Translational Medicine

Press: Bacteria That Causes Gum Disease Also Triggers Inflammatory Response In Rheumatoid Arthritis – Saranya Palanisamy – Tech Times

Human vaginal microbiome

The Cervicovaginal Microbiota in Women Notified for Chlamydia trachomatis Infection: A Case-Control Study at the Sexually Transmitted Infection Outpatient Clinic in Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Charlotte van der Veer – Clinical Infectious Diseases

Editorial Commentary: The Cervicovaginal Microbiota and Infection Risk After Exposure to an Exogenous Pathogen – Daniel B. DiGiulio – Clinical Infectious Diseases

Human gut microbiome

Bacterial Biofilms in Colorectal Cancer Initiation and Progression – Shan Li – Trends in Molecular Medicine

Animal experiments

Alternative protein sources in the diet modulate microbiota and functionality in the distal intestine of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) – Karina Gajardo – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Animal microbiome

* The Specific and Exclusive Microbiome of the Deep-Sea Bone-Eating Snail, Rubyspira osteovora – H.S. Aronson – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Origin of Sulfur in Diet Drives Spatial and Temporal Mercury Trends in Seabird Eggs From Pacific Canada 1968–2015 – Kyle H. Elliott – Environmental Science & Technology

Press: Bacteria control levels of dangerous pollutant in seabirds – Phys.org

The excreted microbiota of bats: evidence of niche specialization based on multiple body habitats – Muriel Dietrich – FEMS Microbiology Letters

Western Bats as a Reservoir of Novel Streptomyces Species with Antifungal Activity – Paris S. Hamm – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Bacterial communities affected by experimental disturbances to canopy soils of a temperate rainforest – Cody R. Dangerfield – bioRxiv

Pyrosequencing of rpoB uncovers a significant biogeographical pattern of rhizobial species in soybean rhizosphere – Xing Xing Zhang – Journal of Biogeography

Ectomycorrhizal fungal response to warming is linked to poor host performance at the boreal-temperate ecotone – Christopher W. Fernandez – Global Change Biology

Review: PGPR = plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria: The Contribution of Genome Mining Strategies to the Understanding of Active Principles of PGPR Strains – Julia Paterson – FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Water microbiome

Effects of actinomycete secondary metabolites on sediment microbial communities – Nastassia V. Patin – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Pollution and waste microbiology

Elucidating carbon sources driving microbial metabolism during oil sands reclamation – Lauren M. Bradford – Journal of Environmental Management

Techniques

Comparison of Collection Methods for Fecal Samples in Microbiome Studies – Emily Vogtmann – American Journal of Epidemiology

Microbes in the news

Refers to meeting abstract: Microbiomes interact with mental health treatment – Tim Sandle – Digital Journal

South Dakota high schools introduce students to health care: students grew bacteria in petri dishes – Jaci Conrad Pearson – Washington Times

New medicine: How the gut breaks the mind – Govind Vijaykumar – Deccan Chronicle

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