January 4, 2017

Short-chain sugars and lactose intolerance, NEC and bile salts, gut microbiome in women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Brucella in frogs. And since this is a quiet time on the microbiome literature front,  I also included some other interesting microbes in the news.

Pregnancy and early life

Fecal Bile Salts and the Development of Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Preterm Infants – Christian V. Hulzebos – PLOS ONE

Human respiratory microbiome

Effects of Propidium Monoazide (PMA) Treatment on Mycobiome and Bacteriome Analysis of Cystic Fibrosis Airways during Exacerbation – Linh Do Ngoc Nguyen – PLOS ONE

Human gut microbiome

Impact of short-chain galactooligosaccharides on the gut microbiome of lactose-intolerant individuals – M. Andrea Azcarate-Peril – PNAS

Alterations in Gut Microbiome Composition and Barrier Function Are Associated with Reproductive and Metabolic Defects in Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS): A Pilot Study – Lisa Lindheim – PLOS ONE

Review: Modulation of alloimmune response by commensal gut microbiota and potential new avenues to influence the outcome of allogeneic transplantation by modification of the ‘gut culture’ – S. Kanangat – International Journal of Immunogenetics

Editorial: Gut Microbiota, Diet and Health. (We and our gut microbes) – Juan Carlos Espín – Molecular Nutrition & Food Research

Editorial: Hot Topics in 2017 – Gut Microbiota, Whole Grains and Health – Hans-Ulrich Humpf – Molecular Nutrition & Food Research

Microbiology of nearly sterile sites

Pseudomonas aeruginosa Microcolonies in Coronary Thrombi from Patients with ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction – Gorm Mørk Hansen – PLOS ONE

Animal microbiome

The Change of a Medically Important Genus: Worldwide Occurrence of Genetically Diverse Novel Brucella Species in Exotic Frogs – Holger C. Scholz – PLOS ONE

Synbiotics for Broiler Chickens—In Vitro Design and Evaluation of the Influence on Host and Selected Microbiota Populations following In Ovo Delivery – Aleksandra Dunislawska – PLOS ONE

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Frontiers for research on the ecology of plant-pathogenic bacteria: fundamentals for sustainability. Challenges in Bacterial Molecular Plant Pathology – Cindy E. Morris – Molecular Plant Pathology

Water and extremophile microbiome

Microbial Diversity and Cyanobacterial Production in Dziani Dzaha Crater Lake, a Unique Tropical Thalassohaline Environment – Christophe Leboulanger – PLOS ONE

Food microbiology

Crystal Ball: Exciting strain-level resolution studies of the food microbiome – Danilo Ercolini – Microbial Biotechnology

Viruses / phages / bioinformatics / metagenomics

Metavisitor, a Suite of Galaxy Tools for Simple and Rapid Detection and Discovery of Viruses in Deep Sequence Data – Guillaume Carissimo – PLOS ONE

Microbial Ecology

Effects of Spatial Localization on Microbial Consortia Growth – Michael Venters – PLOS ONE

More microbiology / Microbes in the news

RelA Mutant Enterococcus faecium with Multiantibiotic Tolerance Arising in an Immunocompromised Host– Erin S. Honsa – mBio

Inhibition of CRISPR-Cas9 with Bacteriophage Proteins – Benjamin J. Rauch – Cell

50 Years of Journal of Virology: Classic Spotlight, 1969 and 1970: Articles of Significant Interest Selected from the Journal of Virology Archives by the Editors – Journal of Virology

Research Highlight: Building a bacterial ribosome – Ashley York – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Sepsis and Hemocyte Loss in Honey Bees (Apis mellifera) Infected with Serratia marcescens Strain Sicaria – Nancy L. Burritt – PLOS ONE

Switching of metabolic programs in response to light availability is an essential function of the cyanobacterial circadian clock – Anna M Puszynska – bioRxiv

Microbiomes Move Standard Plate Count One Step Forward – Gregory Siragusa – Food Safety Tech

Bisphenol-A Linked to Endocrine Disorders in Pets, Humans – CBS Local

Microbes on the market

Alimentary discoveries produce a gut reaction among investors – Companies aim to exploit one of the 21st century’s big advances – Clive Cookson – Financial Times

Marina Biotech Granted European Claims Covering Bacteria Mediated Gene Silencing – Market Wired

A Bright Future for Bacteria – Betsy Davis – Pharma Elsevier

Synthetic Biologics to Present at the Biotech Showcase™ 2017 Conference – PR Newswire

Bacteria Hysteria

The Bacteria We’ve Got to Beat: Nasty germs lurk on cell phones, doorknobs, ketchup bottles — here’s how to fight ’em this flu season – Carleen Wild – Lifezette

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