December 24, 2016

Wishing you all happy holidays / Merrscreen-shot-2016-12-23-at-11-57-26-pmy Christmas!


ASM Conference on Mechanisms of Interbacterial Cooperation and Competition – March 1-4 2017, Washington, DC.

Human oral microbiome

Comparative metagenomics reveals taxonomically idiosyncratic yet functionally congruent communities in periodontitis – Shareef M. Dabdoub – Scientific Reports

Human vaginal microbiome

Impact of periodic presumptive treatment for bacterial vaginosis on the vaginal microbiome among women participating in the Preventing Vaginal Infections trial – Jennifer E. Balkus – The Journal of Infectious Diseases

Review: The development of probiotics for women’s health – Gregor Reid – Canadian Journal of Microbiology

Human gut microbiome

Gut-sparing treatment of urinary tract infection in patients at high risk of Clostridium difficile infection – Christopher Staley – Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

Gastrointestinal carriage is a major reservoir of K. pneumoniae infection in intensive care patients – Claire L Gorrie – bioRxiv

Diagnosis of Pulmonary Tuberculosis and Detection of Resistance to Rifampin and Isoniazid through Direct Molecular Methods in Stool Samples – Sulaiman Ali Al Yousef – Annals of Clinical & Laboratory Science

Review: Therapeutic interventions for gut dysbiosis and related disorders in the elderly: antibiotics, probiotics or faecal microbiota transplantation? – R.C. Vemuri – Beneficial Microbes

Animal experiments

A probiotic combination attenuates experimental colitis through inhibition of innate cytokine production – M.S. Kim – Beneficial Microbes

Animal microbiome

Oysters: Streptomyces effect on the bacterial microbiota associated to Crassostrea sikamea oyster – Milagro García Bernal – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Sponges: Culturable bacterial communities associated to Brazilian Oscarella species (Porifera: Homoscleromorpha) and their antagonistic interactions – Marinella Silva Laport – Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

The isolation and characterization of resident yeasts from the phylloplane of Arabidopsis thaliana – Kai Wang – Scientific Reports

Experimental warming reveals positive feedbacks to climate change in the Eurasian Steppe – Ximei Zhang – ISME Journal

Review: Soil-root cross-talking: The role of humic substances – Serenella Nardi – Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science

Water microbiome

Spatiotemporal Dynamics of the Bacterial Microbiota and Methanotrophic Bacteria on Lotic Cladophora glomerata (Chlorophyta) – Michael J Braus – bioRxiv

Metagenomics Analysis of Microorganisms in Freshwater Lakes of the Amazon Basin
Danyelle Toyama – Genome Announcements

Microbial metatranscriptomes from the thermally stratified Gulf of Aqaba/Eilat during summer – Dan R. Miller – Marine Genomics

Comment: The interactive microbial ocean – Corina P. D. Brussaard – Nature Microbiology

Waste and pollution microbiology

Microbial pathways of nitrogen removal in aerobic granular sludge treating domestic wastewater – Lorena B. Guimarães – Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology

Electric microbes

Anode potential influences the structure and function of anodic electrode and electrolyte-associated microbiomes – Paul G. Dennis – Scientific Reports

Metagenomics and bioinformatics

OptiClust: Improved method for assigning amplicon-based sequence data to operational taxonomic units – Sarah L Westcott – bioRxiv

SSUnique: Detecting Sequence Novelty in Microbiome Surveys – Michael D. J. Lynch – mSystems

Autometa: Automated extraction of microbial genomes from metagenomes – IJ Miller – Planta Medica

Glycoside Hydrolases across Environmental Microbial Communities – Renaud Berlemont – PLOS Computational Biology

Microbiome of death

A Machine Learning Approach for Using the Postmortem Skin Microbiome to Estimate the Postmortem Interval – Hunter R. Johnson – PLOS ONE

Researchers estimate time since death using necrobiome – Science Daily

Food microbiology

High-Throughput Sequencing of Microbial Community Diversity and Dynamics during Douchi Fermentation – Lin Yang – PLOS ONE

Microbial ecology

Virologists are “Symbionts” in Microbial Ecology – Ken Takai – Microbes and Environments

Review: Evidence for microbial local adaptation in nature – S A Kraemer – Molecular Ecology

Microbes in the news
For Young Kids’ Ear Infections, Longer Antibiotic Treatment Works Better – Katherine Hobson – NPR

(Rainin ad but cool microbiology) Simplifying environmental microbiology research – Paul Boughton – Scientist Live

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

Hartwick’s Cole Earns American Society for Microbiology Fellowship – Hartwick College

The Them In Us – David L. Katz – Huffington Post


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