February 19, 2017.

A light digest for today’s Sunday morning. A variety of human microbiome papers and a review on the evolution of antimicrobial resistance.

Human respiratory microbiome

Community analysis of dental plaque and endotracheal tube biofilms from mechanically ventilated patients. Poala J Marino. Journal of Critical Care.

Human nearly-sterile sites

Short communication: Epicardial Adipose Tissue Microbial Colonization and Inflammasome Activation in Acute Coronary Syndrome. Daniela Pedicino. International Journal of Cardiology.

Human gut microbiome

Microbiota Disruption Induced by Early Use of Broad Spectrum Antibiotics is an Independent Risk Factor of Outcome after Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation. Daniela Weber.
Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation.

Nutritional stimulation of commensal oral bacteria suppresses pathogens: the prebiotic concept. Vera Slomka. Clinical Periodontology.

Modulation of a Circulating Uremic Solute via Rational Genetic Manipulation of the Gut Microbiota. A. Sloan Devlin. Cell Host & Microbe.

Animal experiments

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

Microbes in the environment

Attached and Suspended Denitrifier Communities in Pristine Limestone Aquifers Harbor High Fractions of Potential Autotrophs Oxidizing Reduced Iron and Sulfur Compounds. M Herrmann. Microbial Ecology.

Human influence and biotic homogenization drive the distribution of Escherichia coli virulence genes in natural habitats. Adriano Cabal. Microbiology Open.

Antibacterial Activities of Bacteria Isolated from the Marine Sponges Isodictya compressa and Higginsia bidentifera Collected from Algoa Bay, South Africa. Relebohile Matthew Matobole. Marine Drugs.

Food microbiology

Bacterial ecology of artisanal Minas cheeses assessed by culture-dependent and -independent methods. Luana Martins Perin. Food Microbiology.

Perspective: New insights on the use of wine yeasts. Francesca Comitini. Current Opinion in Food Science.

Phages and viruses

Pre-print: Viral coinfection is shaped by host ecology and virus-virus interactions across diverse microbial taxa and environments. Samuel L. Díaz Muñoz. bioRxiv.


Virulence Inhibitors from Brazilian Peppertree Block Quorum Sensing and Abate Dermonecrosis in Skin Infection Models. Amelia Muhs. Scientific Reports.


Review: Epistasis and the Evolution of Antimicrobial Resistance. Alex Wong. Frontiers Microbiology.

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