January 7, 2017

3D modeling of endometrial interaction with vaginal bacteria, insect symbiont determined by host plants, 2011 tsunami effects on  phytoplankton, virus taxonomy, Microbiome Helper and microRNA sensitivity in intestinal stem cells.

Human vaginal microbiome

Human three-dimensional endometrial epithelial cell model to study host interactions with vaginal bacteria and Neisseria gonorrhoeae – Paweł Łaniewski – Infection and Immunity

Human gut microbiome

Workshop Proceedings: Nutrition Across the Lifespan for Healthy Aging – Proceedings of a Workshop—in Brief – NAS

Review: Gut–brain axis in 2016: Brain–gut–microbiota axis — mood, metabolism and behaviour – Timothy G. Dinan & John F. Cryan – Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Animal experiments

Respiration of Microbiota-Derived 1,2-propanediol Drives Salmonella Expansion during Colitis – Franziska Faber – PLOS Pathogens

Comparative Analysis of Drosophila melanogaster Gut Microbiota with Respect to Host Strain, Sex, and Age – Gangsik Han – Microbial Ecology

Impact of birth weight and postnatal diet on the gut microbiota of young adult guinea pigs – Kait Al – PeerJ

* Host plant species determines symbiotic bacterial community mediating suppression of plant defenses – Seung Ho Chung – Scientific Reports

Animal microbiome

Insights into the lifestyle of uncultured bacterial natural product factories associated with marine sponges – Gerald Lackner – PNAS

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Regulation of root development in Arabidopsis thaliana by phytohormone-secreting epiphytic methylobacteria – Jana Klikno – Protoplasma

Diversity and composition of rhizospheric soil and root endogenous bacteria in Panax notoginseng during continuous cropping practices – Yong Tan – Journal of Basic Microbiology

Subsurface Microbial Ecosystems: A Photon Flux and a Metabolic Cascade – Alexander P. Petroff – Journal of Statistical Physics

Water microbiome

* Retrospective analysis of phytoplankton assemblages on the Iwate coast before and after the 2011 tsunami using cryopreserved DNA samples – Yutaka Okumura

Effects of iron deficiency on the growth and photosynthesis of three bloom-forming cyanobacterial species isolated from Lake Taihu – Kui Xu – Phycological Research

Patterns of bacterial diversity in the marine planktonic particulate matter continuum
Mireia Mestre – The ISME Journal

Bioreactor, waste, and pollution microbiology

Biofilm composition and threshold concentration for growth of Legionella pneumophila on surfaces exposed to flowing warm tap water without disinfectant – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Enhanced methane production via repeated batch bioaugmentation pattern of enriched microbial consortia – Zhiman Yang – Bioresource Technology

Accelerated acidification by inoculation with a microbial consortia in a complex open environment – Jiadong Yu – Bioresource Technology

Effects of a bacterial consortium from acid mine drainage on cadmium phytoextraction and indigenous soil microbial community – Jin-tian Li – Plant and Soil

Can DNA sequencing show differences between microbial communities in Polish and Danish wastewater treatment plants? – A. Miłobędzka – Water Science & Technology

Frequency dependent microbial growth during cycles of feast and famine – Jason Merritt – arXiv

Viruses and phages

* Consensus statement: Virus taxonomy in the age of metagenomics – Peter Simmonds – Nature Reviews Microbiology

Genomic evolution of bacterial populations under coselection by antibiotics and phage
– Johannes Cairns – Molecular Ecology

Bioinformatics and metagenomics

* Microbiome Helper: a Custom and Streamlined Workflow for Microbiome Research – André M. Comeau – mSystems


Functional transcriptomics in diverse intestinal epithelial cell types reveals robust microRNA sensitivity in intestinal stem cells to microbial status – Bailey C.E. Peck – Journal of Biological Chemistry


Tackling Fungal Resistance by Biofilm Inhibitors – Shanchao Wu – Journal of Medical Chemistry

Microbes in the news

Featuring our research: The Secret Lives of Marine Mammal Microbes – Probing the mystery of what goes on inside the guts of dolphins and whales – Emma Hiolski – Scientific American

That cold you have might actually be the worst Bay Area flu outbreak in a decade – Kristin Hanes – SF Gate

Microbiomes in far-flung places: characterizing the arctic Inuit gut microbiome – Stephen Ornes – ASM

Microbes on the market

MoBio’s Microbiome News is back!

OptiBiotix Release: Microbiome Technology Powers The Healthy Weight Loss Company Expansion – BioSpace

Bik’s Non-Microbiology Picks

The crack in this Antarctic ice shelf just grew by 11 miles. A dramatic break could be imminent – Chris Mooney – Washington Post

Citizen Science: It’s that time of year: the annual bird count – Shawn Price – Los Angeles Times

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