February 16, 2017

Events and jobs

 Microbiology assistant or associate professor – Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia)

PhD – Mechanisms of bacterial community dynamics in oral biofilms – The University of Sheffield, UK

General microbiome

Microbiome and Cardiac Health – Enrico Biffi – Integrative Cardiology

Editorial: Signals to sociality: how microbial communication fashions communities – Karine A. Gibbs – FEMS Microbiology Reviews

Pregnancy and early life

Assessment of complementary feeding of Canadian infants: effects on microbiome & oxidative stress, a randomized controlled trial – Wafaa Qasem – BMC Pediatrics

Human oral microbiome

Dysbiosis of oral buccal mucosa microbiota in patients with oral lichen planus – Yuan He – Oral Diseases

Integrated metagenomic data analysis demonstrates that a loss of diversity in oral microbiota is associated with periodontitis – Dongmei Ai – BMC Genomics 2017

Human respiratory microbiome

Bacterial Topography of the Healthy Human Lower Respiratory Tract – Robert P. Dickson – American Society for Microbiology (mBio)

Human vaginal microbiome

Distinct effects of the cervico-vaginal microbiota and herpes simplex type 2 infection on female genital tract immunology – Shannon B. – The Journal of Infectious Diseases

Human gut microbiome

DIFFERENCES IN GUT MICROBIOTA ACTIVITY (ANTIMICROBIALS, POTENTIAL MUTAGENS, AND STEROLS) ACCORDING TO DIET – P. OLEJNÍKOVÁ – Acta Alimentaria

Inediibacterium massiliense gen. nov., sp. nov., a new bacterial species isolated from the gut microbiota of a severely malnourished infant – Maryam Tidjani Alou – Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Diversity and enterotype in gut bacterial community of adults in Taiwan – Chao Liang – BMC Genomics

Review: Meta-analysis of the human gut microbiome from urbanized and pre-agricultural populations – Leonardo Mancabelli – Environmental Microbiology

Confounding effects of microbiome on the susceptibility of TNFSF15 to Crohn’s disease in the Ryukyu Islands – Shigeki Nakagome – Human Genetics

Genomic Microdiversity of Bifidobacterium pseudocatenulatum Underlying Differential Strain-Level Responses to Dietary Carbohydrate Intervention – Guojun Wu – American Socieity for Microbiology (mBio)

Review: Embracing the gut microbiota: the new frontier for inflammatory and infectious diseases – Lieke WJ van den Elsen – Clinical and Translational Immunology

Animal experiments (mouse/rat experiments, chickens/pigs on different diets)

Host Genotype and Gut Microbiome Modulate Insulin Secretion and Diet-Induced Metabolic Phenotypes – Julia H. Kreznar – Cell Reports

Melatonin prevents obesity through modulation of gut microbiota in mice – Pengfei Xu – Journal of Pineal Research

Inonotus obliquus polysaccharide regulates gut microbiota of chronic pancreatitis in mice – Yang Hu – AMB Express

Metatranscriptomics Reveals the Active Bacterial and Eukaryotic Fibrolytic Communities in the Rumen of Dairy Cow Fed a Mixed Diet – Sophie Comtet-Marre – Frontiers in Microbiology

Animal microbiome

Succession and dynamics of Pristionchus nematodes and their microbiome during decomposition of Oryctes borbonicus on La Réunion Island – Jan M. Meyer – Environmental Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Effect of Elevated UV-B Radiation on Microbial Biomass C and Soil Respiration in Different Barley Cultivars Under Field Conditions – Yunsheng Lou – Water, Air, Soil Pollution

Comment: Isolation and screening of bacteria for their diazotrophic potential and their influence on growth promotion of Maize seedlings in greenhouses – Jeffrey S. Norman – Frontiers in Plant Science

Effects of Vegetation and Temperature on Nutrient Removal and Microbiology in Horizontal Subsurface Flow Constructed Wetlands for Treatment of Domestic Sewage – Qingwei Zhou – Water, Air, Soil Pollution

Editorial: Biotrophic Plant-Microbe Interactions – Pietro D. Spanu – Frontiers in Plant Science

Structural dynamics of microbial communities in polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon-contaminated tropical estuarine sediments undergoing simulated aerobic biotreatment – Chioma C. Obi – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Comparison of bacterial communities from lava cave microbial mats to overlying surface soils from Lava Beds National Monument, USA – Kathleen H. Lavoie – PloS ONE

Paenibacillus polymyxa NSY50 suppresses Fusarium wilt in cucumbers by regulating the rhizospheric microbial community – Lu Shi – Scientific Reports

Organic nitrogen rearranges both structure and activity of the soil-borne microbial seedbank – Marcio F. A. Leite – Scientific Reports

Syntrophobacteraceae-affiliated species are major propionate-degrading sulfate reducers in paddy soil – Pengfei Liu – Environmental Microbiology

Soil microbial community responses to contamination with silver, aluminium oxide and silicon dioxide nanoparticles – C. F. McGee – Ecotoxicology

Influence of straw incorporation with and without straw decomposer on soil bacterial community structure and function in a rice-wheat cropping system – Jun Zhao – Environmental biotechnology

Bacterial community shift and hydrocarbon transformation during bioremediation of short-term petroleum-contaminated soil – Manli Wu – Environmental Pollution

Water and extremophile microbiome (sea, rivers, lakes, glaciers, permafrost, high-salt)

Mineralizing Filamentous Bacteria from the Prony Bay Hydrothermal Field Give New Insights into the Functioning of Serpentinization-Based Subseafloor Ecosystems – Celine Pisapia – Frontiers in Microbiology

Food microbiology

Metagenomic Sequencing for Surveillance of Food- and Waterborne Viral Diseases – David F. Nieuwenhuijse – Frontiers in Microbiology

Masters Thesis: Effects of Cavitation on the Removal and Inactivation of Listeria and Salmonella from the Surface of Tomatoes and Cantaloupe – Joshua Jungho Lee – Virginia Tech

Chemical characterization of the glycated myofibrillar proteins from grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) and their impacts on the human gut microbiota in vitro fermentation – Kaining Han – Food & Function

Spoilage of Microfiltered and Pasteurized Extended Shelf Life Milk Is Mainly Induced by Psychrotolerant Spore-Forming Bacteria that often Originate from Recontamination – Etienne V. Doll – Frontiers in Microbiology

Detection and Enumeration of Spore-Forming Bacteria in Powdered Dairy Products – Aoife J. McHugh – Frontiers in Microbiology

Probiotics / prebiotics

Probiotic roles of Lactobacillus sp. in swine: insights from gut microbiota – V.D.V. Valeriano – Journal of Applied Microbiology

Physiological Changes of Surface Membrane in Lactobacillus with Prebiotics – Mingfang Pan – Journal of Food Science

Bioinformatics

Comparative Analysis of Soil Microbiome Diversity using QIIME and CloVR Pipelines – Puniethaa Prabhu – Biometrics and Bioinformatics

A phylogenetic transform enhances analysis of compositional microbiota data – Justin D Silverman (Duke University) – eLife

MetaTopics: an integration tool to analyze microbial community profile by topic model – Jifang Yan – BMC Genomics 2017

Enhancing the clinical coverage and anticancer efficacy of immune checkpoint blockade through manipulation of the gut microbiota – Jonathon M. Pitt – OncoImmunology

Techniques         

Home-Made Cost Effective Preservation Buffer Is a Better Alternative to Commercial Preservation Methods for Microbiome Research – Sebastian Menke – Frontiers in Microbiology

Microbes on the market 

Day Two link with Johnson & Johnson on personalized microbiome analysis for diabetes nutrition – Eliot Beer – nutraingredients.com

Microbes in the news

News Feature: Cleaning up the hygiene hypothesis – Megan Scudellari – PNAS

Ed’s non-microbiology picks

Decline in global oceanic oxygen content during the past five decades – Sunke Schmidtko – Nature

Tropical ancient DNA reveals relationships of the extinct Bahamian giant tortoise Chelonoidis alburyorumChristian Kehlmaier – Proceedings of the Royal Society (Biological Sciences)

Long-term trends in the honeybee ‘whooping signal’ revealed by automated detection – Michael Ramsey – PloS One

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