January 10, 2017

A culture-based study of 2000 nasal microbiomes, eye metabolites, cardiorespiratory fitness in breast cancer survivors, Akkermansia from a python, chickpea rhizosphere, tobacco wilt suppression, plant rhizosphere mass spectrometry, phyloSkeleton.

Human nasal microbiome

Epidemiological and ecological modelling reveal diversity in microbial population structures from a cross-sectional community swabbing study – Abigail L Coughtrie – bioRxiv

Human eye microbiome

LC-MS-Based Metabolic Fingerprinting of Aqueous Humor – Karolina Pietrowska – Journal of Analytical Methods in Chemistry

Human vaginal microbiome

MS thesis: Metagenomic characterization of the vaginal microbiome – Keshini Devakandan – University of British Columbia

Human gut microbiome

Gut microbiota composition associated with alterations in cardiorespiratory fitness and psychosocial outcomes among breast cancer survivors – Jesseca A. Paulsen – Supportive Care in Cancer

SYN-004 (ribaxamase), an oral β-lactamase designed to protect the gut microbiome from the deleterious effects of certain intravenously administered β-lactam antibiotics, degrades ceftriaxone excreted into the intestine in Phase 2a clinical studies – John F. Kokai-Kun – Antimicrobial Agents Chemotherapy

Animal experiments

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

Animal microbiome

Complete Genome Sequence of Akkermansia glycaniphila Strain PytT, a Mucin-Degrading Specialist of the Reticulated Python Gut – Janneke P. Ouwerkerk – Genome Announcements

Symbiotic bacteria associated with a bobtail squid reproductive system are detectable in the environment, and stable in the host and in eggs throughout development – Allison H. Kerwin – Environmental Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Competition between rhizobia under different environmental conditions affects the nodulation of a legume – Zhao Jun Ji – Systematic and Applied Microbiology

Combined pre-seed treatment with microbial inoculants and Mo nanoparticles changes composition of root exudates and rhizosphere microbiome structure of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) plants – E. N. Shcherbakova – Symbiosis

Interactions of soil particulate organic matter chemistry and microbial community composition mediating carbon mineralization in karst soils – Wei Xiao – Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Metabolic profiling of root exudates from two ecotypes of Sedum alfredii treated with Pb based on GC-MS – Qing Luo – Scientific Reports

Effects of Wetland Vegetation on Soil Microbial Composition: A Case Study in Tumen River Basin, Northeast China– Qin Lei – Chin. Geogra. Sci

Microbial communities in pyrene amended soil–compost mixture and fertilized soil – Iris K. U. Adam – AMB Express

Competition assays and physiological experiments of soil and phyllosphere yeasts identify Candida subhashii as a novel antagonist of filamentous fungi – Maja Hilber-Bodmer – BMC Microbiology

Tobacco bacterial wilt suppression with biochar soil addition associates to improved soil physiochemical properties and increased rhizosphere bacteria abundance – Chengsheng Zhang – Applied Soil Ecology

Editorial: Microbial community ecology: Function over phylogeny – Sean M. Gibbons – Nature Ecology & Evolution

Review: Elucidating rhizosphere processes by mass spectrometry – A review – Ariana Rugova – Analytica Chimica Acta

Water and extremophile microbiome

Genomic repertoire of the Woeseiaceae/JTB255, cosmopolitan and abundant core members of microbial communities in marine sediments – Marc Mußmann – The ISME Journal

Food microbiology

ReviewAn Integrated View of the Effects of Wine Polyphenols and Their Relevant Metabolites on Gut and Host Health – Carolina Cueva – Molecules

Microbiological quality of Brazilian UHT milk: Identification and spoilage potential of spore-forming bacteria – Claudia L O Pinto – International Journal of Dairy Technology

Metabolomics for empirical delineation of the traditional Korean fermented foods and beverages – Digar Singh – Trends in Food Science & Technology

Source tracking of prokaryotic communities in fermented grain of Chinese strong-flavor liquor – Xueshan Wang – International Journal of Food Microbiology


phyloSkeleton: taxon selection, data retrieval and marker identification for phylogenomics – Lionel Guy – Bioinformatics

Microbes in the news

Hyperthermophiles and Cryophiles: The World’s Most Extreme Organisms – Priya Amin – Harvard Science Review

Bik’s non-microbiology picks

Responses of Human Neonates to Highly Diluted Odorants from Sweat – Helene M. Loos – Journal of Chemical Ecology

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