December 22, 2016

Hand washing and drying hygiene, wild and managed geese,  juvenile alpine plants.

uBiome blog

We’re Dreaming of a Brown Christmas + Winter Sale: Celebrate the holiday season with a flurry of festive feces factoids – Julie Taylor – uBiome blog

Human skin microbiome

Cleanliness in context: reconciling hygiene with a modern microbial perspective – Roo Vandegrift – bioRxiv

Human mouth microbiome

Oral Biofluid Biomarker Research: Current Status and Emerging Frontiers – Austin Wang – Diagnostics

Human gut microbiome

Hypothesis: The gut–brain connection: triggering of brain autoimmune disease by commensal gut bacteria – Hartmut Wekerle – Rheumatology

Animal microbiology

Metagenomic profiling of gut microbial communities in both wild and artificially reared Bar-headed goose (Anser indicus) – Wen Wang – Microbiology Open

Application of genomic technologies to measure and monitor antibiotic resistance in animals – Jian-Qiang Su – Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Microbial activity promoted with organic carbon accumulation in macroaggregates of paddy soils under long-term rice cultivation – Yalong Liu – Biogeosciences

Ozone and Nitrogen Effects on Juvenile Subalpine Plants: Complex Interactions with Species and Colonization by Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi (AMF) – Seraina Bassin – Water, Air, & Soil Pollution

Food microbiology

Developing a microbial time–temperature indicator to monitor total volatile basic nitrogen change in chilled vacuum-packed grouper fillets – Hsin-I Hsiao- Journal of Food Processing and Preservation

Waste and pollution microbiology

Biological Treatment of Landfill Leachate at Elevated Temperature in the Presence of Polyurethane Foam of Various Porosity – Justyna Koc-Jurczyk – Clean Soil Air Water

Built environment microbiology

Investigation of the microbial communities colonizing prepainted steel used for roofing and walling – Tran T. Huynh – Microbiology Open

Bioinformatics, modeling, ecology and statistics

Using rarefaction to isolate the effects of patch size and sampling effort on beta diversity – Adrian C. Stier – Ecosphere

Inferring human microbial dynamics from temporal metagenomics data: Pitfalls and lessons – Hong-Tai Cao – BioAssays

A review of simulation and modeling approaches in microbiology – A.I. Klimenko – Russian Journal of Genetics: Applied Research

Lifestyles of rarity: understanding heterotrophic strategies to inform the ecology of the microbial rare biosphere – Ryan J. Newton – Aquatic Microbial Ecology

Microbes in the news

* Book: Understanding the Gut Microbiota – Gerald W. Tannock

Scientists build bacteria-powered battery on single sheet of paper – Science Daily

Study: Manuka honey kills more bacteria than all available antibiotics – Amy Goodrich – Natural News

UT Southwestern researchers find new way to combat multidrug-resistant bacteria in burn injuries – News-Medical

Xylariaphilia. A blog about fungi, science, and art – Roo Vandegrift

Microbiomes Gain Momentum in Indiana’s Life Sciences – Kylie Veleta – Inside Indiana Business

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